Traditional leaders of Liberia are opting for a Constitutional review process aimed at amending Article 30a of the 1986 Constitution.Article 30a requires that “Citizens of Liberia who meet the following qualifications are eligible to become members of the Legislature: (A) For the Senate, have attained the age of 30 years and for the House of Representatives, have attained the age of 25 years.”According to the Chairman of the National Traditional Council of Liberia (NTCL), Chief Zanzan Karwor, the required age for those wanting to occupy said position is “solely responsible for the unpleasant behavior of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.”He noted that until the required age is adjusted through a constitutional process, the conduct of lawmakers, particularly those of the House, will continue to bring shame to the Liberian society.In his wisdom, Chief Karwor believes that more values need to be added to the first branch of government so that the conduct of business in both houses could represent the views and aspirations of the entire country.“How can a 25 year old be representative in the House and all they do there is about boyfriends and girlfriends business. Whole day in the House, all we find them doing is fighting over money; everyday money, money business. We need to look at that part of the Constitution that talks about who is qualified to be lawmaker. If we do that, we will stop plenty of the things that [are] going on in the House,” the Traditional Chief declared.Judging from these situations in the country, Karwor said, “Liberia is now beyond repair and things are not improving.”The Traditional leaders’ assertion is in response to recent standoff on Capitol Hill involving Representatives Roland Opee Cooper and Bill Corneh, of Margibi and Bong Counties respectively.In that commotion, it was established that Opee Cooper physically assaulted his Bong County counterpart when Corneh attempted to calm him (Opee) doing a heated debate in the House’s chamber.According to Chief Karwor, such action does not represent a group of people with high moral integrity, and as such, Liberians must consider changing the rules in order to bring dignity to the Capitol Building.Chief Karwor made the assertions yesterday at a two-day forum organized by Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) held under the theme: “Working with Traditional leaders to enhance citizens’ participation in LEITI implementation.” According to LEITI Head of Secretariat Konah D. Karmo, traditional leaders’ participation in LEITI implementation remains cardinal to the work of the organization.Presenting a lecture on the topic: “The LEITI Process — A benefit for every Liberian”, Karmo encouraged traditional leaders to lead the way in making sure that companies and concessionaires abide by commitments on the book for affected communities and people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 The striker in action during Belgium’s quarter-final defeat to Wales at the Euro 2016 finals Chelsea have announced the signing of Michy Batshuayi from Olympique Marseille, on a five-year contract.The striker, who becomes Antonio Conte’s first signing for the Blues, took to social media to post an open letter to Marseille supporters on Saturday, confirming he would be leaving the club. The Belgium international scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in Ligue 1 last season, and scored in his country’s 4-0 win over Hungary at the Euro 2016 finals.Batshuayi told Chelsea’s official website: ‘I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career. I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge.‘Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it’s an exciting time to become a Chelsea player.‘This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season.’The fee is believed to be in the region of £33m.
Malin GAA News:MARY HOUTEN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENTThe Mary Houten Memorial Tournament will take place next Saturday the 31st of October for all girls from 4th class up to 1st year. The tournament will start at 11.00am, all support welcome. OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONThe weekly meetings and information sessions are held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, with weekly walking sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 11.30am, meeting at Malin Parish Hall. This is part of the health and well-being initiative of the club’s and is completely FREE. For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan 0863966016.UNDERAGE Training for the under 12 girls and under 14 girls is on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Bring €2, water, gumshields, boots and runners. New members welcome. Under 8 and 10 training has also started back up again every Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.00pm – bring football boots and runners. The Autumn schools parish league for girls and boys aged seven and above including the under 9 Packie McGonagle Tournament and under 12 Shaun Farren Tournament started last Sunday and continues every Sunday at 11.30. If there are any coaches available to help and assist in the running of this league please come down for the hour each of the next three Sundays. Free bus provided across the parish for players. The under six boys training has started back up and is on every Sunday from 10-11.15am. All underage coaches are asked to contact Brendan in regard to Donegal Yearbook on 0863777015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €750. The numbers drawn were 4-7-2-6-3-1-5 and the €50 winner was Mary McLaughlin (D), Glasha, Carndonagh with the €20 sellers prize going to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next weeks jackpot is €800.JIVING LESSONSJiving Lessons will be starting upstairs in the Clubhouse from Monday 2nd November 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for 6 weeks every Monday at €5/personSAVE THE DATE(s) There is a change of date for the annual Know Your Parish Quiz, it will now be on Saturday the 7th of November, keep this date in your diary for local townland bragging rights, Teams of four are needed with entry fee of €5 per person. The quiz starts at 8.30 sharp upstairs in the clubhouse. This years dinner dance will be held on Saturday the 30th of January.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.Malin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1 Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactMalin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactGet Fit With CharlieFitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level.SYMPATHYThe club would like to sympathise with the McGonagle family on the death of Eddie McGonagle, Strand Head.GAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB HOST MARY HOUTEN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 27th, 2015 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:GAASport
DDTV: CLICK play to see video highlights as cycling’s An Post Ras Day Six took place in Donegal. DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF AN POST RAS CYCLING DAY SIX IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 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:DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF AN POST RAS CYCLING DAY SIX IN DONEGAL
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It was Choi’s first PGA Tour victory since 2002, when he won two tournaments during a breakthrough season. He finished with a 6-under 66 for a 22-under 266 total, one stroke short of Jesper Parnevik’s tournament record from 1999. Maruyama shot a 67. First-round leader Charles Warren, who tied the Forest Oaks Country Club record of 62 before faltering a bit over the past two days, rebounded with a 65 to tie Brandt Jobe (67) and Jason Bohn (70) for third. Sergio Garcia had a 71 to tie for 13th at 13 under. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman and Adam Scott shot 74s to finish in a group at 3 under. “K.J. got off to the kind of start that everybody wanted,” said Bohn, who locked up a spot in next week’s $7.5 million American Express Championship. “After that, I was just firing at a lot of pins coming in, and that led to some bogeys. But I was trying to win.” Champions Tour K.J. Choi had the look of a champion from the start. “You can tell when someone is in the zone by his eyes,” said Choi’s caddie, Andy Prodger. “And you could see it in his eyes.” That determination and four consecutive birdies to open the final round helped the South Korean star win the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (N.C.) on Sunday. He cruised to a two-shot victory over Shigeki Maruyama to snap a three-year losing streak. “I really focused on my game,” Choi said through an interpreter. “In Korea, in all the times, every since the last one, anytime I’m in the last group, I won it except once.” Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder in the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. The 60-year-old Irwin played the back nine in 6-under 31 for a 6-under 66 and a 13-under 203 total on the Prestonwood Country Club course. He birdied Nos. 10, 12, 13 and 15 and reached 13 under with a 25-foot eagle putt from the collar on the par-5 17th. Gilder closed with a 71, and Jenkins shot a 70. “You expect Hale to play well. When he’s putting well, he’s tough to beat,” Gilder said. “I should be happy with second place but I’m not. I wasn’t accurate enough to make a move early in the round. I’m disappointed because I wanted to win.” European Tour Colin Montgomerie birdied the final hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland by a stroke Sunday, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999. Montgomerie closed with a 1-under 71 on the Old Course for a 9-under 279 total on a cold, blustery day. His previous victory in Scotland came at the Loch Lomond Invitational, now the Scottish Open. He has 29th European tour titles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Donegal couple have put their right feet forward to claim a national dance title! Conor O’Donnell from Dungloe and Shauna Doyle from Buncrana who won the final of the All Ireland Jiving Championship at the Mc William Park Hotel Claremorris on Saturday night.Conor and Shauna beat off stiff competition from around the country to win the prize. They are pictured here with owner of the Mc William Hotel and judge Geard Butler.DONEGAL COUPLE NAMED ALL-IRELAND JIVING CHAMPIONS was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:All Ireland jiving competitiondonegal
A 53-year-old Canadian woman of Indian origin recently met with India’s Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Her mission was to lobby for a change in the law so that adult survivors can report childhood sexual abuse.Read it at BBC Related Items
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Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Antetokounmpo overcame a slow start from the field to hit two key buckets in the final three-plus minutes, and Khris Middleton led a balanced attack with 21 points as Milwaukee improved to 9-2 under interim coach Joe Prunty.They’re a threat again for a top-four playoff seed in the East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When everything is judged on those last three minutes, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to win,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 15 rebounds.Dennis Schroder scored 18 points for the Hawks, and Ersan Ilyasova had nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Ilyasova spearheaded a late rally in which Atlanta erased a 12-point deficit and tied it at 84 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer with 3:30 left. Antetokounmpo answered with a mid-range jumper and layup to open an 8-0 run following a timeout. Schroder and Bazemore then whiffed on open layups following a steal with less than a minute left that could have helped the Hawks mount one last comeback.“It’s guys making plays, that’s what it came down to. Making the extra effort, trying to get to the right spot defensively to close out,” Prunty said.Better defense has lifted the Bucks since Prunty replaced the fired Jason Kidd on Jan. 22. They’ve held opponents to less than 100 points eight times during Prunty’s 11-game tenure.While the Bucks are thinking about the playoffs, the Hawks are building for their long-term future. They’ll pull out a few positives from challenging a playoff contender on the road.“We’ve kind of stopped looking at records and the standings,” Bazemore said. “Our coach and our front office likes the nucleus we have here, we’re all growing … it’s getting the pieces in place, getting the experience and we continue to push.”TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, left, is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks looked sluggish at times coming back from a four-game trip, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference was threatening to knock them off at home.All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led one last charge to help the Bucks hold on for a 97-92 win on Tuesday night over the Atlanta Hawks.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack Hawks: Second in the league at forcing turnovers (15.8 per game), Atlanta got the Bucks to cough up the ball just 10 times. … Bazemore had 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting.Bucks: Forward Jabari Parker played 18 minutes and scored seven points after missing the previous game for rest. He has shown flashes of the explosiveness that made him a dangerous player before missing a year after suffering the second major left knee injury of his career on Feb. 8, 2017. At one point in the first half, Parker ripped down a rebound before dribbling nearly the length of the court and dishing near the bucket after drawing a double team.ZELLER’S NEW HOMETyler Zeller had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and eight rebounds in his first game in Milwaukee since joining the team on the road before the trade deadline last week.“It was actually kind of nice being on the road for the first five or six days, I could not worry about getting an apartment … or anything like that. I could just focus on basketball,” Zeller said.ON THE RUNA 14-2 run in the third quarter for the Bucks briefly broke open what had been a ho-hum game marked by questionable shot selection and bad misses on both sides. Middleton’s jumper with 2:58 left completed the spurt and lifted Milwaukee to a 65-53 lead.“Besides the third quarter and a couple of situations late, I thought our defense was really improving and getting to the point where we want it to be,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.UP NEXTHawks: Finish up the second half of a back-to-back by visiting the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in their last game before the All-Star break.Bucks: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in their last game before the break.
The full text of Lou Vincent’s statement to the NZ Herald:My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat.I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing.I have lived with this dark secret for many years, but just months ago I reached the point where I decided I had to come forward and tell the truth.It’s a truth that has rightly caused uproar and controversy in New Zealand and around the world.I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. For that I am not proud.I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love. I had to put things right. Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right.The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.I could not live with my wrongdoing any longer, and after meeting my future wife Susie, after learning what unconditional love really is, I felt strong enough to tell her what I’d done, and she has helped me take the painful steps to telling my parents, my wider family, and then the authorities.I am proud of those I love. Especially my immediate family and friends. Their strength, support and forgiveness has enabled me to address some deep and uncomfortable issues in my life.advertisementI can finally look my children in the eyes and tell them that honesty is the best policy, even if it feels like the hardest thing to do at times.I now believe in myself as a person again and do not wake up every morning hating myself.Today is the day I offer my deepest apologies to the public and the cricketing world, to the loyal fans, to the dedicated coaches, staff and all players past and present.I apologise to the and thank the ACSU [Anti-Corruption and Security Unit] for their help and support, which is out there for all players and it has helped me a great deal. Chris Morris and his legal team, and all associations that have handled this sensitive situation with professionalism and respect.The people who know me know I am vulnerable. But they also know I am not stupid and that I know what is right and what is wrong.I do suffer from depression but it is absolutely no reason or excuse for all that I have done wrong.I used to think mistakes were the actions of bad people. I now know even good people can make the worst of mistakes. My actions, I will regret for the rest of my life.For sport to prosper, it is up to the players to police the game, because they are the ones that will ultimately lose out if they allow themselves to be used as pawns to make money.No one should ever be put in that position. And no one should ever allow themselves to forget what sport is about and let money rule their decisions.The decisions I made were wrong. Players must be better than that. Above reproach. For the fans. For the sport.For the first time in a very long time I feel positive about the future because I am finally becoming the man I wanted to be. I have to face up to my wrongs to make them right.I have kept my head down for too long now. This is my time to man up to my mistakes and today I can stand with a better conscience because I know I’m doing the right thing.It is entirely my fault that I will never be able to stand in front of a game again. It is entirely my fault that I will not be able to apply my skills in a positive way to help future cricketers.But it is entirely possible that I can use this moment to convince others not to be tempted by wrongdoing. To do the right thing for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the sport they love.I accept my punishment and I thank you for [reading] my statement.
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]