STUDYING THE OPPONENT Asked about his opponent and whether he had watched tapes on him, Walters replied: “I don’t watch tapes. My trainers do that and then make suggestions as to how I should fight an opponent. When we get into the ring, however, I see what my opponent has to offer, and I then show him what I have. After that, may the best man win.” Based on the records of the two fighters, tonight’s fight promises to be explosive. Walters has a 26-0 record with 21 knockouts and Sosa has an 18-1 record with 14 knockouts. Sosa is on a 13-fight knockout streak. Walters has an 81 per cent knockout ration, while Sosa’s is 64 per cent. Because of these statistics, the predictions are that the fight will not go the distance, and Walters is starting as the favourite. Walters’ dad, Job, who has been assisting with his training for over a month, is confident that his son will win. “This will be an early Christmas present for Jamaica,” Job Walters said. Despite losing his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight super title on the scales last June 13 when he came in one pound overweight, Jamaican boxing star Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters gave a superb performance at the Madison Square Garden Theatre against Miguel Marriaga to win his 12-round non-title fight by unanimous decision. Tonight, he seeks to show the world that he is still championship material when he takes on American Jason Sosa over 10 rounds in the co-feature bout on an HBO promotion. The other featured bout is a WBA heavyweight title contest between Luis Ortiz and Bryant Jennings, and the venue is the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, New York. An interesting note with regard to tonight’s fight is that it will be in the super featherweight division, which is 130 pounds. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, Walters said that the decision was taken by his camp to make him fight at the higher weight class, to see how he handles it. “In boxing, three pounds of additional weight makes a lot of difference, and I just want to see how comfortable I am at that weight,” he said. He added: “There is big money in the featherweight class, particularly with Lomachenko on the horizon, but if I feel comfortable fighting at 130, I may just move up. There are some good boxers up there too, and the Japanese Super champion (Takashi) Uchiyama is a crowd pleaser. A fight against him would pull in some good money. “I am just going into this fight with an open mind. I have trained hard, I am feeling good and very strong, and I am going to let it all hang out.”
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm Durant delivers deja vu ‘assassin’ dagger into Cavaliers
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “That was an amazing shot. He looked like he was 37-38 feet from the rim. When he has got it going, it’s almost impossible to stop.”Curry called Durant’s zone “supreme self confidence.”“When you have that belief in yourself, the moment is never too big for you,” Curry said.“So have the guts and composure to take the shot last year and it was big. He’d live with the result knowing how much work he has put into it. That’s what superstars do.”For the Cavaliers, it was a carbon copy of a gut punch after they led by as many as 13 points early.“It was like deja vu seeing that shot again,” Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said. “It was pretty reminiscent of last year because it was almost the same time in the game and hit an unbelievable shot.”Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue could only marvel at the similar circumstances.“It was a big shot for them, kind of like it was last year,” Lue said.“K.D. had one of his games that will go on his highlight reel and one that was incredible even by his standards.“We gave ourselves a chance. That margin for error is so thin and so little against them that in some cases you almost have to be perfect.” For the Warriors, it revived memories of last year’s title run and came from five feet further behind the 3-point arc than last year’s clutch hoop.“He hit that dagger three last year, except maybe five feet closer. He got to his spot a little bit further back and hit that thing. It was beautiful,” said Warriors forward JaVale McGee.READ: On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—againDurant finished with a career playoff high 43 points plus 13 rebounds and seven assists on a night when guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson made a woeful 7-of-27 combined shots.“When a guy like Kevin Durant is hitting these shots, it’s a joy to watch. It’s amazing to be a part of,” Thompson said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments KicksStalker: PH players bring LeBron’s ‘Agimat’ to Fiba 3×3 World Cup Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors attempts a jumper over Jeff Green of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFPGolden State’s Kevin Durant sank a clutch 3-pointer in the dying seconds of NBA Finals game three for the second consecutive year Wednesday, delivering a deja vu dagger into Cleveland’s title dreams.Durant’s jumper with 49 seconds remaining sealed a 110-102 victory for the defending champion Warriors, who now lead the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can sweep the Cavaliers for their third crown in four seasons by winning game four Sunday in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “You definitely tip your hat,” said Cleveland star LeBron James. “He’s an assassin and that was one of those assassin plays right there.”READ: One more win: Durant lifts Warriors past Cavs for a 3-0 lead in NBA FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was also eerily similar to a shot Durant made last year in Cleveland to give Golden State a 3-0 series lead on the way to a title in five games.“This game was like deja vu of game three last year for him just all the way around,” said Golden State’s Draymond Green. “Just to put a dagger in them like that, it was a huge shot. Like, it was just high emotion.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm For cultivating Alaska culture, Uytengsu gets lifetime achievement award
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Class act, winning tradition. We, not me.A mere mention of those words and the Alaska franchise comes to mind, qualities with which the Aces have thrived on in their 33-year stint in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And certainly, it’s a reflection on the way team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu handled the ballclub through the years which saw it won a total of 14 championships—tied for second most in the league—highlighted by a Grand Slam in 1996.As the PBA Press Corps celebrates the silver anniversary of its yearly Awards Night, Uytengsu will be recognized for what he has done for his franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Alaska Milk executive is going to be the recipient of a first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the group of men and women that regularly covers the PBA beat.In a 25-year span since the PBAPC first staged the affair in 1993, the Aces bagged 13 championships, with Uytengsu as the single influential force behind the organization. SEA Games hosting to serve as basis for Asiad bid During the 1994 to 1998 seasons, the franchise claimed eight out of the 16 conference titles at stake.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm “Ebola Must Go”
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday launched the “Ebola Must Go” campaign in a tiny church in a New Georgia community, praising the residents for their heroic efforts in embracing Ebola survivors, caring for families in quarantined homes and finding a home for about six children who reportedly lost their parents to the Ebola epidemic.Ophelia Ghartey, Mother of the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church, told President Sirleaf, including US Ambassador Deborah Malac, members of the international community and government officials that when the mothers of the survivors succumbed to the Ebola virus, they (she and others) found them lying on the floor and vomiting. She said that the six survivors, whose ages range from two to 21, all showed signs of having been infected by the Ebola virus. “We managed to find beds for them at an Ebola Treatment Unit. When the children survived and came home, the church decided to find a home for them but many house owners refused them. But eventually we were able to find a place for them. Community members raised money to buy food, phones, clothes and other necessities for the children,” Mother Ghartey said. She said the community around the church lost at least 12 persons to the disease. But owing to their efforts in the community they have not recorded any new cases since September.She called on all Liberians to join the fight against the virus, quoting America’s former President John F. Kennedy: “It is not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”At the launch of the campaign, President Sirleaf said that her government has set a goal of recording no new Ebola cases by the end of 2014.The campaign focuses on five areas, including burying of dead bodies safely, keeping sick people in their own areas, speaking out if you know a sick person; helping health workers locate those who have come in physical contact with Ebola-infected persons, adding that ‘contacts’ should be adequately provided for with food and water.“We are in new Georgia to launch the Ebola Must Go campaign. It is a nationwide effort between the government of Liberia and partners, particularly the people of Liberia, until we can achieve the national goal of recording no new cases at the end of the year. We have made great progress in stopping Ebola; but we know that the disease is still in our country; we all have to intensify our efforts to travel that difficult, very difficult last mile,” the President said, adding that through the efforts of everyone the disease has retreated into places that are hard to reach.The President reminded the gathering that Ebola is real; but “we have passed the stage of saying it is real, and we must now say the virus must go.”She described the community as a place that has made the difference and urged others to continue the fight against the virus.In a brief chat with the six survivors, the President promised to work along with them and cautioned others to continually to follow all of the preventive measures, including keeping sick people away from others and constant washing of hands. Also speaking at the event, the Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services and head of the Incident Management System (INS), Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, said Liberia has come a long way since March 2014, when there were few beds for patients and no place to test for the disease. “Today, Liberia has nine laboratories, 2,000 ETU beds and 9,000 trained health workers. The community people are experts of Ebola and what can stop the virus is an example of community engagement,” he said.Members of the community were glad that their efforts of helping to reduce Ebola cases in their neighborhood have be recognized.One of the residents, Lucy George, said “Our community was one of the hardest-hit areas. At that time we had no ideas on what to do to prevent ourselves from the virus. Because of that, we lost 12 persons including the parents of the six children.”The community learned more about the disease when its chairman, Mr. J. B. Walker, received training through the MOH.The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) representative, Mr. Anthony Banbury, who also attended the launching ceremony, thanked the people of New Georgia for their contributions to the fight against the virus.He gave US$10,000 to the community and one thousand to the church.The Government of Liberia also gave US$5,000 to the community, in order to help it continue the fight against the virus, and has promised to fix the community road.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm Remembrance
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” -Thomas JeffersonWith a growing sentiment for removing the American Blacks or people of color to a distant territory, a series of resolutions were passed by the Virginia Assembly on December 21, 1816. These resolutions were introduced and sponsored by Charles F. Mercer, a slaveholder and US congressman. It was in the spring of 1816, by accident, he discovered the secret action of the very same Virginia Assembly, taken in 1800, just after the Black insurrection of that year. The outcome of that secret meeting produced two resolutions directing “Governor Monroe to correspond with the President of the United States for the purpose of securing somewhere a suitable territory for the colonization of emancipated slaves and free Blacks.” It was near the end of the session when Mercer found these resolutions that he presented to the Assembly. However, Mercer broke the bar of secrecy, by consulting Francis S. Key, of Georgetown, and Elias B. Caldwell of Washington, DC to assist in drafting some resolutions on the matter to the General Assembly in its next session.That summer, Mercer took ill and traveled up north, needing to recuperate his health, but was deeply reflecting on a colonization scheme for Blacks, sharing his thoughts with some associates, who willingly made “promises of monetary aid, and of active cooperation.” When the Virginia Assembly met in its next session, Mercer introduced his resolutions, arguing that the national government must purchase a territory in the North Pacific on which to settle free Blacks and those afterward manumitted in the state of Virginia. These resolutions were amended by the Senate to read: “on the North Pacific, or the African Coast” and unanimously passed by the Assembly on December 21, 1816, the very day on which the first public meeting of the colonizationists was held in Washington and out of which grew the American Colonization Society. A year later, speaking before this organization, Mercer stated his reasons for supporting the deportation scheme. He writes:“Many thousand individuals in our native State, you well know Mr. President, are restrained from manumitting their slaves, as you and I are, by the melancholy conviction that they cannot yield to the suggestions of humanity without manifest injury to their country.” Mercer further insisted that the rapidly increasing free Black population endangered the peace of the State and impaired in a large section the value of slave property. In his prejudiced report, he claimed,“What banditti, consisting of the degraded, idle, and vicious free blacks, sally forth from their coverts, beneath the obscurity of night, and plunder the rich proprietors of the valleys. They infest the suburbs of the towns and cities, where they become the depositories of stolen goods, and, schooled by necessity, elude the vigilance of our defective police.”Apparently, Mercer perceived the Black colonization scheme as a means of relieving, according to him, the “State of a dangerous population,” which will help increase the value of slaves as property. In this endeavor, the slaveholders like Mercer himself could tremendously profit whenever they decided to manumit the enslaved and having them deported to Africa.A prominent religious voice on colonization was Robert Finley, of New Jersey, a graduate of Princeton, a teacher, a Presbyterian pastor, later serving in 1816 as president of the University of Georgia, at Athens, where he died at the age of forty-five. As early as 1814 he wrote to a friend on his ideas on Black colonization. On February 15, 1815, he wrote a letter to John Mumford, of New York City, in which he argued for the removal of the free Blacks. Finley writes,“Everything connected with their condition, including their color is against them; nor is there much prospect that their state can ever be greatly ameliorated, while they shall continue among us. Could not the rich and benevolent devise means to form a colony on some part of the Coast of Africa, similar to the one in Sierra Leone…Ought not Congress to be petitioned to grant them a district in a good climate, say on the shores of the Pacific Ocean? Our fathers brought them here, and we are bound if possible to repair the injuries inflicted by our fathers.”Reverend Robert Finley, as a key participant in the colonization meeting held in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 6, 1816, argued before the group that the lawmakers push for a bill authorizing a deportation scheme by the U.S. Congress. He further insisted that free Blacks were the most dangerous. They had the propensity for inciting revolts, leading to the “freedom of all others; that freedmen should be able to rise to that condition to which they are entitled by the laws of God and nature; therefore, they should be separated from the Whites and placed in a favorable situation, possibly Africa.” For him, a distant place was the necessary solution to this problem of mixing the race. He wrote, “We must plant a colony of free blacks on their soil, on Africa, where they can be true men, unopposed by the prejudice and unrighteous legislation.” Once in Washington he canvassed the community, delivering speeches in local churches and distributing his pamphlet, “Thoughts on the Colonization of Free Blacks.” In the pamphlet, he writes: “At present, as if by divine impulse, men of virtue, piety, and reflection, are turning their thoughts to this subject, and seem to see the wished-for plan unfolding, in the gradual separation of the black from the white population, by providing for the former, some suitable situation, where men may enjoy the advantages to which they are entitled by nature and their Creators.”Finley directly communicated with Paul Cuffe, asking for his view on another part of Africa, considered more desirable than settlement in Sierra Leone. He told Cuffe that he wanted these Blacks to settle in Africa, where they could be free, prosperous and equal while working to abolish slavery and spread the Christian faith to Africa. Cuffe recommended that the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa was a more desirable location for a settlement. Another parallel manifestation connected with this scheme was espoused by Samuel J. Mills, a devoted Christian visionary, and missionary. He was born on April 21, 1783, in Torringford, Connecticut. His father was a congregational minister. Mills was one of the co-founders of the American Bible Society, the organization credited for printing and distributing free Bibles to millions of people up to this date, and in most hotels around the world, becoming an integral part of the ACS. Like Finley, he believed that provisions and incentives made to free Blacks could lead slaveholders to emancipate their slaves gladly. With this in view, he sought to acquire territories in either Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois for this proposed colony. Within such Black area in the Midwest, Mills asserted that a robust training program based on religious teaching of the Black colonists could extend in new settlements in the Far West or Africa. It was in such spirit of courage and perseverance that Mills passionately states:“I am confident that the people of color now in this country, that is, many of them, will be settled by themselves, either in this country or abroad. The teachers who may be raised up will promote this object. Whether they remain in this country or not, much must be done to qualify them for living in society by themselves.”Because of Mills’ zeal and missionary spirit, the various voices within the newly formed organization saw him as an ideal person to champion the work of the Society in Africa. In his conclusion, Mills argues that “It [colonization] will transfer to the coast of Africa the blessings of religion and civilization; and Ethiopia will soon stretch out her hands to God.” His passion eventually elevated him to lead the scouting team in Africa. Thus, on December 21, 1816, during a cold winter solstice, at a tavern in the Davis Hotel, a smoky brick building in the US Capital, delegates from various states converged. This first national public meeting was attended by luminaries of American political, economic, social, intellectual and religious landscapes embracing a pro-colonialist position from Georgetown, Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and other parts of the United States. Of the seventeen men invited sixteen were present. They were:James Madison, President of the United States 1809—1817; U.S. Speaker Henry Clay; Presbyterian Reverend Robert Finley; Francis Scott Key, lawyer and author of the U.S. national anthem; Bishop William Meade; Senator John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia; Bushrod Washington, nephew of President George Washington and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Thomas Buchanan, brother of U.S. President James Buchanan; Elias B. Caldwell, Chief Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court; General Andrew Jackson, though his name was added without his consent, becoming President of the United States 1829—1837, later became an anti-colonizationist; former US president, Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1801—1835; Daniel Webster, Senator; U.S. Congressman Charles Fenton Mercer of Virginia; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford; U.S. Attorney Gen. William Wirt; and Richard Rush, Attorney General under Quincy Adams and son of Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.A notable absence was Bushrod Washington, a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court who owned slaves and had inherited a Virginia estate, Mount Vernon, from his uncle, President George Washington. He was voted as the first president of the ACS. The attendees passed several resolutions, including the formation of an association with the primary purpose of sending the freed Blacks to Africa or elsewhere. Members were appointed to various committees to draw up rules and the Constitution, with a blueprint to be sent to the U.S. Congress, to this colonization scheme. Henry Clay, the chairperson of the meeting remarks:“No attempt was being made to touch or agitate in the slightest degree, a delicate question, connected with another portion of the colored population of this country. It was not proposed to deliberate upon or consider at all, any question of emancipation, or that which was connected with the abolition of slavery.”After Clay’s remarks, Elias B. Caldwell, proceeded delivering the principal address:“… Expedient because the free blacks have a demoralizing influence on our civil institutions; they can never enjoy equality among the whites in America; only in a district by themselves will they ever be happy. To colonize them in America would invite the possibility of their making common cause with the Indians and border nations, and furnish an asylum for fugitives and runaway slaves. Africa seemed the best place to send them.”With this declaration, the idea of forming a colony in Africa was sealed by the sixteen Caucasian men of the highest echelon of the American society, negating any argument that the colony of Liberia was founded by freed American Blacks or people of color in 1816. In furtherance of this initiative, the founders of the ACS held its first annual meeting on Wednesday, January 1, 1817, and some notable attendees included Col. Henry Rutgers of New York, Andrew Jackson of Tennessee, Francis S. Key, Daniel Webster, Bushrod Washington, among others. Bushrod Washington was elected President of the Society with other officers of the American Colonization Society. In closing, Bushrod Washington summed his vision of the society:“Should it lead, as we may fairly hope it will, to the slow but gradual abolition of slavery, it will wipe for our political institutions the only blot which stains them; and, in palliation of which, we shall not be at liberty to plead the excuse of moral necessity, until we shall have honestly exerted all the means which we possess for its extinction.”The ACS tactfully began lobbying the US Congress and with the sympathetic Monroe on its side, Congress immediately honored the president’s request. The Society also knew that by winning the sympathy of the Federal Government, it could achieve a whole lot to voluntarily or involuntarily carry on its plan of emigration of free Blacks from the USA. A staunch supporter of this endeavor was its member, Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky and future Secretary of State, serving as chairperson of the Washington, D.C. Conference of the ACS. He regarded colonization as tantamount to expulsion. For him, it was a way of removing the African freed slaves from the USA. He remarked:“For us and can there be a nobler cause than that which where it purports to raid our own country of a useless and pernicious, if not dangerous, portion of its population, contemplates the spreading of the arts of civilized life and the possible redemption of ignorance and barbarism of a benighted quarter of the globe.”It is highly plausible that the ACS’s arguments were branded for different sections of the country and different classes of people—to remove the dangerous element would make a strong appeal to the slaveholder and the South, for it was believed that the freed Blacks contaminated and ruined the slave; that to civilize and Christianize Africa would appeal to churchmen and religious bodies; and this argument could be used in the North. To return to Africa its own who could contribute to her betterment was a case for Black Christians who could draw biblical parallels of the wrongs perpetrated against them during a period of two hundred years. Therefore, it was America’s moral obligation, said the colonizationists, to return the Black population to Africa. For Francis Scott Key, it was the appalling condition of Blacks that inspired him to join the ACS. Key envisioned for Blacks an “Empire of the United States in Africa” with “spires of temples glittering in the sun” and the “hum of industry resounding in the streets.” Therefore, for Key, his participation in the ACS’s first meeting was for “the expediency and practicability of ameliorating the condition of the Free People of Color now in the United States, by providing a Colonial Retreat, either on this continent or that of Africa.” Key then saw the objective the ACS as means to abolish the slave trade. In his view, a permanent settlement in Africa would serve as a deterrent against slavery on the African coast. It would also furnish the opportunity needed to develop trade and commerce in a legitimate manner between Africa and America and other parts of the world. (End of Part One)On December 21, 2016, Liberians will reflect on “The power of ideas….Reflecting on the historical significance of seventeen white men who met on December 21, 1816 at a Washington, D.C. Hotel (tavern), the Davis Hotel, and the formation of the American Colonization Society.” The event will take place at Bella Casa Hotel, 2nd Street, Sinkor, from 6pm -8pm. A book signing, film, and dinner will form part of the occasion. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm ‘UP Suppressing Opposition Campaign Efforts’
Not letting UP have their way without a fight, the ANC led by Alexander Cummings (left), has complained the ruling party to the NEC, headed by Cllr. Jerome Korkoya (center), that the party led by V. P. Joseph Boakai (left) is not living up to elections regulations and the Farmington Declaration.-ANC Protests to National Elections Commission (NEC), International Observers and MissionsOne of the major opposition parties in the upcoming elections, the Alternative National Congress (ANC), has officially lodged a complaint to the National Elections Commission (NEC) and all international observers and missions, accusing the ruling Unity Party (UP) of “suppressing opposition political parties of freely campaigning for the October 10 elections.”The ANC also accused the UP of “exerting undue influence on the electoral process to deny other parties the right to freely associate and to get their messages out.”ANC vice standard bearer Jeremiah Sulunteh and its national chairman Orishall Gould, in their complaint, accused the UP-led government of denying opposition political parties the right to use public facilities across the 15 counties. Such facilities include the largest and newly renovated Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, located in Paynesville City, which the UP is intending to use on Saturday, October 7 – the same day the ANC is expected to close its campaign rally at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), in downtown Monrovia.The ANC leaders told newsmen yesterday, October 3, that a month ago, the ANC and its standard bearer, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, in accordance with NEC regulations, decided to hold its closing campaign rally at the ATS on Saturday, October 7.Unfortunately, the ANC said the UP has announced a rally slated for the same day, but according to NEC electoral rules, it is prohibited for two parties to hold rallies in the same town on the same day.Five members of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) were present at the news conference yesterday.“The ANC believes that this effort will create tension among partisans, which the UP is seeking to exploit for its own purpose. This comes after the UP had manipulated state media resources, denying access to the state-sponsored radio and TV station – ELBC, to other parties, and access to public spaces such as city halls across the country,” Amb. Sulunteh said.“We are hereby protesting the suppression of legitimate political expression in Liberia, and call on all parties to honor the Code of Conduct, the Farmington River Declaration, and according to IPPC Agreement, Article 4.7, and the NEC guidelines.”Meanwhile, ANC Chairman Gould said the parallel rally with the UP would encourage violence or has the inclination to violence, because partisans of both parties would either “overlap, crisscross or intersect each other,” which might spark violence.He, however, said in spite of the ruling party’s suppression, the ANC would still attract thousands of supporters to the ATS for their “Rally for Change” concluding campaign program on Saturday, October 7, and is confident of victory on Tuesday, October 10. “If the UP has done well over the last 12 years, l don’t think they should still be struggling to campaign,” Gould added.Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission (NEC) is expected to rule on the matter before October 5.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm Duo confess to killing South Road pensioners in 2017
Two men, who made their first appearance at the Demerara High Court on Tuesday, are expected to be sentenced for the 2017 murders of Constance Fraser and her niece Phyllis Caesar, after they both opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Deceased: Constance Fraser and Phyllis CaesarGuilty of manslaughter: Imran KhanSteven AndrewsImran Khan and his accomplice, Steven Andrews, stood before Justice Sandil Kissoon and admitted to the manslaughter charge which stated that between October 2 and 3, 2017, during the course of a robbery at South Road, Georgetown, they killed the women.Previous reports indicated that the now deceased were found in the upper flat of their home, in their respective bedrooms lying unconscious on their beds. Caesar’s hands and legs were bound, and a piece of cloth stuffed in her mouth. A Post-Mortem Examination revealed that both women were strangled to death.The women were last seen by church members and their bodies were subsequently discovered by a church member after they did not show up to church as was customary.As a result of the guilty plea, the duo are expected to be sentenced on October 24, in order to facilitate the preparation and presentation of a probation report.Meanwhile, another of the duo’s accomplices, namely Phillip Suffrein, is also expected to face a high court trial as he was charged jointly with Khan and Andrews at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The State’s case was presented by Prosecutor Abigail Gibbs, while both of the convicted men were represented by Defence Attorney Keoma Griffith.
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm Students’ reading skills still lag
NORWALK – Three years ago, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school board vowed that nine out of 10 students would be reading at grade level by 2007. That was then, this is now, and the district has yet to reach its goal. But board members this week refused to give up on their original commitment, although members pushed back the time for meeting the goal. “We’re not going to rest until we reach nine of 10,” board member Darryl Adams said at the board’s meeting Monday night. “We’re putting out that message again. We’re serious.” The new goal set Monday is to have seven of 10 students reading at grade level by next year, eight of 10 in 2009 and nine of 10 in 2010. Ed Hengler, school board president, said the district has made some progress toward the goal. When they first set it, only two of 10 students were reading at grade level. The number is expected to be much higher this year, he added. “Hopefully, we’ll get between five and six, which is a tremendous improvement,” Hengler said. “It’s why we have to focus on the need to move ahead.” The district also has reached agreement with the Teachers Association of Norwalk-La Mirada that would require kindergarten through ninth-grade teachers to incorporate an interactive reading approach as part of the daily instruction. Hengler said the agreement with the association is important. “It creates an atmosphere of teachers understanding that we are going to continue to move ahead with the literacy goal,” he said. In the past three years, the district has put more resources and effort into teaching children to read. The district has used state grant money to put literacy coaches into schools, said Superintendent Ginger Shattuck. It also has contracted with the University of Washington to train administrators and coaches on improved instructional practices in the classroom. As teachers are trained, model lessons are being used in other classrooms, Shattuck said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm Tips for packing a Healthy School Lunch
As the new school year approaches, it can be difficult to think up healthy lunch and snack ideas for the children’s packed lunch, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) has some handy advice and tips on choosing a healthier option for the best start to the school year.The main message is to steer clear of sugary drinks and snacks high in added fat, salt and sugars and to remember that children only need kid-sized portions.It’s also important to get your children involved in making up their lunchboxes too, and encourage them to make healthier food choices that will benefit them throughout their lives. Helpful tipsDrinks:What to pack – Water: tap water or unflavoured, still, bottled water. Milk: all whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed unflavoured milk.RefillWhat not to pack – Fruit juices (including pure fruit juice), smoothies, sparkling water, squash or fizzy drinks, even those labelled ‘no added sugar’, ‘diet’ or ‘zero’.Fruit and veg:What to pack – Any fresh fruit and vegetables, or fruit packed in pots or tins in fruit juice but not in syrup. A portion could be one medium sized piece of fruit, eg: apple, orange, banana, pear; a cup of grapes, cherries or berries; a cereal bowl of salad, eg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and celery. What not to pack – Fruit tinned in syrup, dried fruit (eg raisins, sultanas) and processed fruit bars (eg fruit winders, fruit flakes etc). These are high in sugar and can cause tooth decay.Bread:What to pack – White or wholemeal bread, rolls or baguettes, toast, plain bagels, wheaten, soda, potato or pitta bread, spread thinly with a little margarine, low-fat spread or butter; plain bread sticks or crackers, a small sandwich with a sugar-free filling such as tomato, tuna, chicken, cheese etc.What not to pack – Sugary spreads, including jam, honey, marmalade or chocolate spread as these are harmful to teeth. Peanut butter is high in fat and salt so is not recommended; many schools are nut-free zones. Stay clear of cereal bars, or sweetened breads and pastries, eg pancakes, scones (plain and fruit), fruit bread, croissants and Danish pastries as these can contain a lot of sugar and/or fat and salt.Tips for packing a Healthy School Lunch was last modified: August 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Back to schoolhealthy lunch boxstudent
Category: tcjvdnsenlvygakm CHLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA WIN RESERVE FINAL
The victorious Chloich Cheann Fhaola team who won the Reserve Final today beating Four Masters 1-10 to 1-05.Captain Kevin Scanlon lifted the Seamus Gallagher Cup in front of adoring fans in a superg game. CHLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA WIN RESERVE FINAL was last modified: November 4th, 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:CHLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA WIN RESERVE FINAL