Urey Senses Plot to Frustrate 2017 Elections

first_imgBusinessman turned politician, Benoni Urey has described as a “calculated attempt” the ongoing so-called political tension in Monrovia to thwart the upcoming 2017 presidential and general elections. The All Liberian Party political leader said the recent trend of events, evoked by the mysterious death of former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC), Harry A. Greaves, Jr., makes one to believe that there are plans to avert the 2017 elections.Since the lifeless body of Mr. Greaves was discovered on the beach at the back of the old Planning Ministry, several persons have called for a thorough investigation into circumstances that led to Mr. Greaves’ death.Mr. Urey observed that the ongoing situations are being created to present a state of insecurity so that the 2017 elections would not be held.“I think people want to cause confusion that we do not go to elections in 2017. And we must go to elections. We demand that the electoral process be free, fair and transparent so that the people’s rights will be respected,” Urey told reporters at the RIA where he had gone to received some guests from the United States.He said no one can stop the holding of the elections, “because Liberians are anxiously waiting that period to get the desired changes they need.” The ALP leader has meanwhile frowned at what he termed as the use of “excessive force” allegedly by the Liberia National Police (LNP) during recent street protests in demand of the release of activist Vandalark Patricks. He also called on both the police and leaders of the protestors to exercise restraint, adding, “We must all be careful, tolerant and remember that where one person’s rights stop, is where another person’s rights begin. I will also talk to our people to be a little bit calm and orderly.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harambee Stars go designer for ‘Cairo look’

first_img0Shares0000The Harambee Stars consignment of outfits for the African Cup of Nations arrive at the team’s base in Marcoussis, Paris.PARIS, France, June 14 – Harambee Stars will not land in Cairo in your usual tracksuit or jersey and shorts, but have gone for a clean French look for their sojourn to the land of the pyramids ahead of next week’s African Cup of Nations.Stars have picked up a smart-casual outfit from renowned French designer Emannuelle Khan which they will don on their way to Egypt next week Wednesday. According to Wikipedia, Emmanuelle Khanh (12 September 1937 – 17 February 2017) was a French fashion designer, stylist and former model.  She was particularly known for her distinctive outsize eyewear, and was considered one of the leading young designers of the 1960s.Harambee Stars defender Philemon Otieno poses with his Emmanuelle Khahn suit after picking it up from the deliveryThe consignment arrived at the team’s training base at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on Thursday night. The entire team, from the players, members of staff and members of the delegation will all drape in the outfit.It includes a white shirt, beige khaki pants and a navy blue coat. The outfit will be officially unveiled to the whole world on Wednesday morning, when the team departs for Cairo.“This is something great, I think we will look awesome,” said defender Musa Mohammed, with a huge chuckle on his face.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea sign £22m star ahead of Man United plus four more done deals for the Blues to sort before deadline day

first_img 3. Axel Witsel: Another central midfielder to provide more protection to the defence? – Witsel sitting next to Nemanja Matic in the middle would allow for Cesc Fabregas to attack more, providing those crucial assists and weighing in with goals, too. Considering Ramires is being linked with Juventus, a move for Zenit man Witsel (above, centre) does not seem so outlandish. The Chelsea defence would also be greatly improved as it may even allow Kurt Zouma to move into central defence to play alongside either Stones, Terry or Cahill. Italian club Milan have been linked with Witsel, however. 4. John Stones: The manager wants to strengthen his defence and the Everton man is a top target – It looks like Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger will join Roma instead of the Blues, but Mourinho appears set on improving his defence and has been open about his pursuit of Stones. The club are expected to offer Everton as much as £35m for the 21-year-old centre-back. 5 5 Chelsea are sorted in the goalkeeper and striker departments.However, some fans believe the club need more reinforcements in defence and in attack.POLL: IS JOHN TERRY’S FORM ON A SLIDE IT WON’T RECOVER FROM?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see five players who would be welcome with open arms at Chelsea.Have we missed anyone out? Which player would you like to see become a Blue? 5 5 5 1. Ross Barkley: The attacking midfielder to appease fans? – Barkley has begun the season in great form, but given Everton are likely to sell John Stones, it seems highly unlikely they will also let 21-year-old midfielder Barkley follow. Some Chelsea fans feel the club need another attacking midfielder and just rely on Eden Hazard. Barkley has said previously he enjoys playing behind the striker, taking opponents on, creating and having shots. Is he the right player to fill that hole? 2. Paul Pogba: Expensive, but a superb midfielder in both attack and defence – His would be an expensive transfer, but Chelsea are one of the few clubs able to afford Pogba. The Juve man is one of the most highly-rated central midfielder and his club have been open in claiming a huge offer would leave them with no choice but to sell the 22-year-old France international. 5. Pedro: Barcelona forward has many qualities and goals are one of them – to find out who Chelsea can sign next, click the arrow above – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is believed to want reinforcements, something many fans would agree with. Another defender, midfielder and a quality attacker are reportedly priority signings, so here, talkSPORT looks at possible additions, beginning with Pedro, who looks like signing for Chelsea ahead of Manchester United. last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LIMITED TO HOST INDOOR CAR-BOOT SALE

first_imgDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is considering running two of the following courses to be part funded by the ETB: Calligraphy with Janet Deane, Carpentry: Turning old pallets into something useful, Interior Decorating/Upcycling, Creel-making or First Aid.Please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 if you would like to show interest – we will run with the two most popular courses from this list.DCL Walking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) Indoor Car-boot Sale is on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October at 10am in Dunkineely Community Centre.Why not come along and get a bargain at a great Community event.Stalls ranging from Bric-a-brac/Furniture/Books/Clothes/Household or your own creations!Stalls cost €10. Anyone wanting to book a stall please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678. Tables must be provided by the stall holder. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LIMITED TO HOST INDOOR CAR-BOOT SALE was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LocalDD NoticeDunkineelyFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

PARENTS SET TO TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER SNA CUTS AS DONEGAL TD DEMANDS ACTION

first_imgThe Special Needs Parents Association is calling all parents to attend demonstrations on Wednesday at Market Square in Letterkenny as a local TD called on government representatives to oppose cuts.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue is calling on the government TDs in Donegal and across the country to oppose a further 12% cut in education supports for children with special needs.The Dáil will debate a Fianna Fáil motion over the next two days, calling on the government to reverse what it describes as a ‘deeply damaging cut that will hit every school in the country in September’. Deputy McConalogue explained: “All Deputies have the opportunity to do the right this week and put a stop to the direct targeting of children with special needs for further cuts in September.“This motion deplores the 12% cut in resource teaching hours announced last week – a cut that will hit more than 42,500 students with special education needs. The cut directly contradicts the government’s decision to match the increase in pupil numbers with an increase in mainstream teachers in September. We believe that it is unfair and unreasonable that children with special needs are not being given the same treatment.”The Fianna Fáil motion calls for a corresponding increase in resource teaching hours and Special Needs Assistants to cater for the increase in the school population in September.It calls on the government to lift the cap on resource teaching and SNAs to ensure that every child with special needs receives at least the same level of support that they received this year. It also calls on the government to set a strict timeframe for the full implementation of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act and to provide a proper and coordinated framework for the inclusion of all pupils in suitable education settings.Deputy McConalogue added: “This erosion of special education must stop. I am appealing to all TDs to stand up for local schools and stand up for the most vulnerable children within the school system. Support this motion and ensure that no child with special needs suffers yet another reduction in support when schools resume in September.” PARENTS SET TO TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER SNA CUTS AS DONEGAL TD DEMANDS ACTION was last modified: June 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PARENTS SET TO TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER SNA CUTS AS DONEGAL TD DEMANDS ACTIONlast_img read more

Bengo, Ikara on verge of joining KCCA FC

first_imgSteven Bengo during his first spell at KCCA FC. Courtesy photo.FOOTBALL–After two-time defending champions KCCA FC confirmed that their trio of defender Isaac Muleme, goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan and striker Derrick Nsibambi will be leaving the Lugogo based side this January, the hunt for new recruitments is in full gear.Reliable sources indicate that veteran midfielder Steven Bengo and youthful goalie Tom Ikara are poised to become the first signings for the Kasasiro Boys this transfer window.Bengo has been at Express FC for the first half of the season where he has failed to impress and is now a free agent after his short term deal with the Red Eagles expired.The former Bunamwaya and SC Villa playmaker has been training with KCCA and their coach Mike Mutebi confirmed that the club was interested in signing him in a short term deal.“I think Bengo will be playing for us come the second half of the season,” said Mike Mutebi when he was asked about Bengo.“Yes he is training with us and i can confirm that we are interested in signing him,” Mutebi added.The move makes a lot of sense as Bengo would be a direct replacement for departing Allan Katerega who is belived to have left the Kasasiro Boys after talks of signing a permanent contract broke down late last month.Kateregga who has not turned up for training with KCCA is belived to be headed for Czech republic where is will have trials at an unidentified club.Bengo was with KCCA till the end of the 2013/14 season and if the deal materializes, he will be playing for the Lugogo based side in his second spell.News from Jinja suggests that Kirinya JSS shot stopper Tom Ikara will also be joining KCCA January as replacement for Zambian heavyweights, Nkana Red Devils bound Benjamin Ochan.Ikara has been one of the stand out performers in the league for the last one and half years and would surely add value to the team.He has also featured prominently in the National team’s set up of late and was also one of three goalkeepers who represented the country at the just concluded CECAFA Senior challenge cup in Kenya.With KCCA number Charles Lukwago also in fine form since the start of this season, it will be an interesting battle between him and Ikara for the number one Jersey at Lugogo.Former SC Villa midfielder Alex Kizza is also training with KCCA FC at the moment but it remains to be known whether the league and cup double winners I last season will be signing him.Commentslast_img read more

‘It’s difficult knowing the lengths some people went to topple me’ – Enda Bonner

first_imgOusted Fianna Fail county councillor Enda Bonner has vowed to return to local politics after being ousted at his party’s convention to contest the upcoming local elections on Friday night last.The well-known accountant lost out by two votes to local woman Noreen McGarvey at the Fianna Fail convention in the Burtonport Community Centre.Speaking in the wake of the defeat, the sitting county councillor and former Senator said he is disappointed but vowed to get back on the Fianna Fail ticket. “My initial shock and disappointment is being replaced more and more by the comfort and knowledge that so many people have expressed their support for me.“It is, without doubt, a difficult time for me, knowing the efforts some people went to in order to topple me at convention but I am extremely hopeful that I will be shortly added to the ticket,” he said.He revealed that he is to submit an appeal to be added to the party’s ticket and this will be lodged on Monday morning.He added “I have spoken to senior party figures over the weekend and I am optimistic that I will shortly be confirmed as a candidate.” He thanked all those who have sent him messages of support saying they have lifted his spirits immeasurably and given him great heart.“I am far from finished my friends,” he concluded.‘It’s difficult knowing the lengths some people went to topple me’ – Enda Bonner was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:county councildonegalelectionEnda Bonnerlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo with a hattrick of assists as Juventus ease past Napoli

first_imgAdvertisementIt might have taken time for the Portuguese superstar to burst into his usual fiery self at Turin, but once Cristiano Ronaldo is up and running, there is no stopping him. Juventus ran out 3-1 winners against Napoli with Ronaldo involved in all of the goals scored by The Old Lady.Cristiano Ronaldo with a hattrick of assists as Juventus ease past NapoliIt was Napoli who opened the scoring in Turin with a simple tap in courtesy of Belgian striker Dries Mertens on the 10 minute mark. Juventus managed to make amends however for their shaky start after Mario Mandzukic headed home a delicious cross from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese seemed lively for the rest of the half as the first 45 minutes ended with the score level at 1-1.The defending champions couldn’t have asked for a better start in the second half as Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic scored a simple tap in after a marvellous strike from Ronaldo that hit the post and presented itself beautifully to the Croat in the 49th minute.Italian international Leonardo Bonucci sealed the deal in the 76th minute after scoring from point blank range after the ball was placed in his path by header from Ronaldo, thus making him involved in every single one of the home side’s goals. They were of course helped by the sending off of Napoli’s Mario Rui in the 58th minute.Juventus now have 7 wins from 7 games in their Seria A campaign, keeping them on top of the league table. They face the Young Boys next in the Champions League on Tuesday, a match of which Ronaldo won’t be a part of.Watch full match highlights here :Read also :The score may have been 1-1 , but Liverpool and Chelsea put on a clinic India is one victory away from qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup but they need your support! Advertisementlast_img read more

MB, EB ask fans to turn out in large numbers to show strength

first_imgKolkata, Jul 3 (PTI) Showing solidarity, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal today pledged to send a message to the rival Indian Super League by showing their supporters strength on the field in the upcoming I-League. There will be two official leagues in the upcoming season with the All India Football Federation striking out a compromise formula to deal with the ISL and I-League stalemate. Indias two premier football clubs, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, decided to opt out of the IMG-Reliance-run ISL as the Big Two were against giving franchisee fees among other things. Running parallel with the lucrative ISL, I-League may lose its sheen but Mohun Bagan and East Bengal today said they would stand the test of time and they found support from AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta. “We have agreed in totality that if we have to show our strength, we will do it on the field,” Mohun Bagan finance secretary Debasish Dutta said, sitting alongside East Bengal assistant secretary Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta in a panel discussion at the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club. “We request all our fans to fill in the ground in such a way the stands are packed and theres 5000 more outside. And no tickets will be free. We want to show our strength,” said the Mohun Bagan official. “At the same time we wont ask them (fans) to not go to ISL. They are free to support ISL but our request is to show our strength for each of our matches in the I-League.” He went on to draw a parallel with their epic 1911 IFA Shield triumph over British team of East Yorkshire Regiment that played a role in countrys Independence movement. “History says we have won bigger battles that too in barefoot. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are the clubs because of their fans, their performances on field. “We have always been in top five of countrys league. We have seen many clubs — Dempo, Pune FC, Mahindra United to name a few — come and go but we are permanent. These eight (ISL) clubs are jut three-year-olds,” Debasish said. He also praised IMG-Reliance for choosing to develop the financially-stricken Indian football. “We must thank them. They have chosen football over cricket. We must not forget that we could not participate in the World Cup due to lack of funds!” Blaming the AIFF, he said: “They should have shown them the right path, of reviving the I-League instead of creating a new league (ISL).” AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta came out in support of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal and said its about the interest of Indian football. “They are not opposing ISL but its a battle between ISL versus I-League. We must not forget we are talking about one club (Mohun Bagan) which is 128-years-old and another (East Bengal) of 97,” he said. “ISL would not have been born without I-League. By not including Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, its not being fair to them. “Their annual budget is worth around Rs 15-17 crores and to expect them to pay a franchisee fee of Rs 15 crore is not fair. Even the companies do not double their turnover in one year. They (AIFF and IMG-Reliance) should have been more flexible,” Dutta, who is also the president of state football body Indian Football Association, said. “Football is club-based. The more we develop players and infrastructure, the better it would be for the country.” Questioning the fan-base of the ISL clubs, he said: “I doubt whether the clubs even have a signboard. They are mostly run by corporates with only interest to make business and not players development.” “The century-old clubs have done sacrifice for clubs who are three years old. The future is tense for Indian football,” he concluded. PTI TAP PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

IOWA LEGISLATURE PASSES SCHOOL EMERGENCY PLAN MANDATE

first_imgThe Iowa Legislature has approved a bill that will require schools to have emergency plans in case there’s a shooter on campus.The House voted unanimously Wednesday for the legislation, and follows a similar unanimous vote in the Senate earlier this month.The bill requires authorities who oversee public and private schools to have a “high-quality emergency operation plan” that includes responses to active shooters and natural disasters.The plan must be in place by June 2019.The measure also requires an annual drill, which may involve students.A version of the bill was drafted before a February 14th school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.The measure now heads to Governor Kim Reynolds for her signature.last_img read more