‘Choose Any of These as Your Running Mate’

first_imgLiberian Women have put forward the names of prominent women as candidates for the vice presidency in the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections.Delivering a statement from the women on International Women’s Day (IWD) national celebration recently held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the county’s former superintendent, Madam Etweda Sugars Cooper, named Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, women’s rights advocate Ruth Caesar and Constitution Review Commission (CRC) Chairperson, Gloria M. Scott as their three candidates who should be the running mates for any presidential contestant. According to Madam Cooper, anyone vying for the presidency must take one of these women as their running mate in order to have the backing of Liberian women. In the last national population and housing census, which was conducted by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information and Services (LISGIS) in 2008, there were over 40,000 more men enumerated than their female counterparts. The population difference stood at 1,764,555 males and 1,724,517 females. Since that census, it is not clear how wide the gap now stands between the sexes and how many more women have now reached the voting age of 18. Touching on the IWD, Madam Cooper stated that as the world celebrated the day, Liberian women were proud of their achievements in the face of many barriers that they have overcome.Among their achievements, she stated that the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has been successful in coordinating with all other agencies of government to mainstream gender issues in the work place.“Fellow Liberians, the Liberian women are not victims but conquerors. We will continue to fight for our rights. We will no longer sit in the back seat but will work side by side with our male counterparts,” she stated. She maintained that Liberian women are now the architects of their own destinies and they will build for themselves a world they want to live in in Liberia. Brief Profiles of the women considered eligible for the Vice PresidencyJewel Cianeh Howard Taylor, born January 17, 1963, is a politician and current Senator from Bong County. She was married to President Charles Taylor and was First Lady of Liberia during his presidency. In 2005, she was elected to the Liberian Senate, representing Bong County. She is a member of the National Patriotic Party.When her former husband was President, Sen. Taylor held a number of official posts in the Liberian government, including Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Liberia, president of the Agriculture Cooperative and Development Bank (ACDB) and Mortgage Financing Underwriter of the First Union National Bank. Taylor holds a graduate degree in Banking and two bachelors’ in banking and economics. On December 21, 2011, she graduated from the Louise Arthur Grimes School of Law of the state-owned University of Liberia. Gloria Musu Scott is presently the Chairperson of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) of Liberia. Before she was appointed to this post by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, she served in the National Legislature as Senator for Maryland County. Madam Scott served as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia from 1997 to 2003 during the presidency of Mr. Charles Taylor. She headed the Judicial Branch of the Liberian Government and was the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Liberia.Ruth Gibson Caesar is a development economist, who has worked for the government of Liberia in the areas of budgeting, financial and economic planning, and the NGOs and international agencies in areas comprising gender equity and women’s empowerment, conflict resolution and peace-building. She was the Deputy Executive Director for Operations at the National Commission on Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (NCDDRR). A former member of the National Legislature and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mrs. Caesar is a founding member and national focal point of the Liberia chapter of the Mano River Women’s Peace Network (MARWOPNET), a network aimed at maintaining peace in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia through lobbying, networking, holding dialogue with warring parties, heads of state and authorities, ECOWAS, UN, AU, EU and other leaders, and participating in meditation and negotiations among warring parties during the Accra peace talks which ended the brutal Liberian civil conflict. She is a staunch women’s rights advocate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lionesses maul Madagascar in WCup qualifier

first_imgCelestine Masinde landed a brace with Christabel Lindo, Diana Awino, skipper Philadelphia Olando and Janet Okello dotting down once each with the latter also booting home a penalty.The islanders started better and broke the deadlock early with a try on the left.However, the Lionesses responded just three minutes later, a patiently build up move seeing the ball swung to the left and Masinde dotting down the first of her two. The conversion was short with the scores tied at 5-5.Playing with some renewed vigor, the Lionesses went 10-5 up with Okello cutting through the defense to cross over before skipper Olando ensured Kenya went to the break with a 12-point gap with a try that was converted by Irene Atieno.The Lionesses kept their hunt in the second half where they were totally dominant and Okello finished off the game in a brilliant way, picking the ball off a line out before gassing down the left and simply swinging the ball to Masinde to dot down under the posts for her second of the afternoon.Kenya will play its second match against neighbors Uganda on Tuesday and victory will set up a mouth-watering finale with hosts South Africa three days later.0Shares0000(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Part of the action during the Kenya v Madagascar World Cup qualifier in South Africa on August 9, 2019. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9 – The Kenya Lionesses began their 2021 women’s Rugby World Cup qualifiers with a statement of intent coming from 5-0 down to thrash Madagascar 35-5 in their opening match in South Africa on Friday.The Lionesses ran in six tries, one of which converted and added on a penalty as they began their campaign on a positive note.last_img read more

Congo stun African champions Nigeria

first_imgThe Congolese Red Devils were not even supposed to be in south-eastern city Calabar having lost a preliminary tie against Rwanda.But the Rwandans were kicked out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player and Congo got a second chance.Celtic defender Efe Ambrose nodded Nigeria into an early lead at UJ Esuene Stadium only for Prince Oniangue to level within three minutes.Goals either side of half-time from Thievy Bifouma — the second from a powerfully struck penalty — gave Congo a two-goal lead before Gbolahan Salami snatched a late consolation.Defeat added to the problems haunting Nigerian football.FIFA will ban the country if controversially-elected national football federation head Chris Giwa does not step down by early Monday.A suspension would prevent Nigeria playing South Africa in Cape Town next Wednesday and lead to disqualification from the Cup of Nations.Coach Stephen Keshi did not have his contract renewed after a last-16 exit from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and guided the Eagles against Congo as a caretaker.Ghana were another World Cup team who failed to take advantage of playing at home as Uganda forced a 1-1 draw at Baba Yaro Stadium in Kumasi.Tony Mawejje put the Ugandan Cranes ahead on the stroke of half-time in Group E and Andre Ayew levelled from a 50th-minute spot-kick.– Life without Eto’o –Cameroon began life without Samuel Eto’o with a comfortable 2-0 Group D victory in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Clinton N’Jie scored in first-half stoppage time and another France-based player, Vincent Aboubakar, added the second nine minutes from time.The Indomitable Lions always looked likely winners against the surprisingly poor Congolese Lions at a subdued Stade Mazembe in southern mining city Lubumbashi.Long-time Cameroon captain, striker and talisman Eto’o, 33, retired from international football last month after bagging 56 goals in an 18-year international career.Midfielder Alex Song was also absent as he is serving a three-match ban for a red card during a disastrous Cameroon World Cup campaign in Brazil.They lost all three group games and an incident in which Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo during the 4-0 defeat to Croatia shamed African football.Ivory Coast, whose participation had been in doubt as the government initially refused to allow the team from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to play in Abidjan, won 2-1 after trailing at half-time.Captain Kei Kamara put the visitors ahead in the other Group D match only for mid-second-half goals from Seydou Doumbia and Gervinho to swing the game in favour of the hosts.Algeria fielded eight of the team beaten after extra time by eventual champions Germany in the second round of the World Cup when winning 2-1 in Ethiopia.El Arabi Soudani scored on 35 minutes with a deflected shot and Yacine Brahimi doubled the lead six minutes from time at the national stadium in Addis Ababa.Ethiopia, who spent three weeks in Brazil preparing for the Group B clash, got a stoppage-time consolation goal through a Said Saladin penalty.Shock 2012 African champions Zambia started disappointingly in Group F as they were held 0-0 by Mozambique at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000JOHANNESBURG, September 7- Defending champions Nigeria suffered a stunning 3-2 home loss to Congo Brazzaville Saturday on matchday 1 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition.It was the first defeat in 47 home matches for the Super Eagles since qualifying started 48 years ago and the first time they conceded three goals at home in an eliminator.last_img read more

Yom Kippur goes online

first_img“My goal in life is to make Jewish as big as possible and as public as possible,” said Sanderson, who lives in Encino. “I want to push the envelope.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The one-hour, 20-minute service will be available to anyone with broadband Internet access at www.JewishTVNetwork.com. Many conservative and orthodox synagogues bar cameras during services in accordance with interpretations of Jewish law. But the reform Wilshire Boulevard Temple has consented to permit video cameras. JTN Productions, a nonprofit production company founded 26 years ago as the Jewish Television Network, launched its broadband Web channel in April to expand on the richness of Jewish traditions. It also hoped to stir dialogue between Jews and non-Jews by publishing an America’s top 50 rabbi list. Next year, the network hopes to stream Kol Nidre services from five synagogues from Paris to Jerusalem. SHERMAN OAKS – For the first time, Jews worldwide can now celebrate Yom Kippur by streaming a Los Angeles service Friday via the Internet. At 4:45 p.m. local time, JewishTVNetwork.com will broadcast the Kol Nidre service from the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the oldest synagogue in L.A. “We’re very excited,” said Jay Sanderson, chief executive officer of JTN Productions of Sherman Oaks, owner of the online network. “Jews and non-Jews around the world will be able to hear and see the service – someone who’s in a nursing home, someone who is in Topeka, Kan., who has no synagogue near them.” last_img read more

Rabbi arrested on fraud charges

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The head of an Orthodox Jewish group was arrested along with several associates Wednesday, accused of operating a sophisticated tax fraud and money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars. Naftali Tzi Weisz, 59, identified as the Grand Rabbi of Spinka, faces federal charges including conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering, according to a 37-count indictment returned Tuesday. He was expected to make an initial appearance in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Weisz helped solicit millions of dollars in contributions to five Spinka charitable groups by promising to secretly refund up to 95 percent of the donations. That way, the contributors could falsely claim higher tax deductions. In some cases, donors received cash payments through an underground money transfer network involving business owners in Los Angeles’ jewelry district, prosecutors said. Contributors also were reimbursed through wire transfers from Spinka-controlled entities into accounts secretly held at a bank in Israel, prosecutors said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champlast_img read more

Columbus Day schedule

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTRASH: Pick-up will be on a regular schedule in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. STORES: Malls and supermarkets will be open. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GOVERNMENT: Federal, state, county and city offices, courts, libraries and animal shelters will be closed Monday. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail. SCHOOLS: Schools will be open. TRANSIT: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles will run on a regular schedule, as will Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley and Ventura County Dial-a-Ride buses and Metrolink trains. BANKS: Banks will be closed. Financial markets will be open. last_img read more

OPEC OKs deeper cut in oil production

first_imgDOHA, Qatar – Oil cartel OPEC decided to cut production by a greater-than-expected 1.2 million barrels a day today, and some members indicated it was open to further cuts. United Arab Emirates oil minister Mohammed bin Dhaen al-Hamili made the announcement at a news conference after OPEC’s oil ministers held an emergency meeting in the capital of Qatar. Support for the move by the de facto leader of the cartel, Saudi Arabia oil minister Ali Naimi, shows the group’s unity on the issue of price, said one analyst after the announcement. “If the market doesn’t stabilize, they are going to continue to cut production,” said Phil Flynn, an analyst at Alaron Trading Corp. in Chicago. “Prices from $57 to $60 is an area they are willing to defend.” Michael Fitzpatrick, a New York-based oil broker at Fimat USA, said, “I’m not sure that a million barrels is going to be enough” of a cut to keep oil prices from further declines. Qatar’s Energy Minister Abdullah bin Hamid Al-Attiyah said the cartel’s members are not excluding making further cuts. Asked whether another cut could come in December, he said, “Everything is possible. We are working with the market and it is an open market.” Al-Hamili echoed the possibility, saying, “We will monitor the market and review the situation and take a decision accordingly.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Prices have declined more than 25 percent since mid-July. A barrel of light sweet crude rose 85 cents, to $58.50, on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Thursday before the announcement. He did not specify the amount of production that each member country would cut, but said the reductions would affect all countries. It is to take effect Nov. 1. The cuts will come from actual production levels, he said, and are more than the 1 million barrels a day called for earlier by cartel members. The cuts are the first time OPEC has trimmed its output since December 2004, when oil traded slightly above $40 a barrel and the cartel lowered its official production quota by 1 million barrels a day. However, many observers expect further production cuts in the near future. last_img read more

Aberdeen’s Niall McGinn scores as Northern Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0

first_imgThe game has surprisingly stopped for a brief break as hail battered the turf and it gave O’Neill’s side brief respite from a determined Ukraine as they attempted to find a leveller.Ukraine couldn’t find a way through and as Northern Ireland kept up an energetic defence and some threatening forays forward, O’Neill rang the changes and introduced McGinn and then Magennis.The hail delay and a lengthy confusion over a substitution meant six minutes of added time Northern ireland looked to be holding on.However, Magennis broke free from his marker on the right in the dying seconds and swept in a low cross that allowed Stuart Dallas to shoot from the edge of the box. Ukraine keeper Andriy Pyatov couldn’t hold it and McGinn swept home to give his side a chance of progressing in France. Northern Ireland took a huge step towards reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Ukraine.Aberdeen attacker Niall McGinn sealed three points for his side with a late goal after Gareth McAuley had put his side in front.Manager Michael O’Neill had made five changes following the opening game defeat to Poland but Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern kept his place in goal, while McGinn and Kilmarnock’s Josh Magennis were on the bench.Northern Ireland showed attacking intent from the start but the sides couldn’t be separated in the first half. Shortly after the restart McAuley bulleted home a header from Oliver Norwood’s delivery to give his side a lead to defend.last_img read more

Nominations for Donegal County Convention

first_imgCisteoir (Treasurer)                                            Cieran Kelly Cathaoirleach (Chairman)                                   Sean Dunnion             Leas Chathaoirleach ( Vice Chairman)             Frankie Doherty   Runai (Secretary)                                          Aideen Gillen Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoiblí (P.R.O. )  Ed Byrne Nominations, in accordance with Riall 3.10, 3.11, & 3.12  T.O. 2016, for the Dún na nGall County Convention of 11th December  2016 Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultúir                     Fergus Mac Aoidh Teachtaí go Comhdháil Bhliantúil C.L.G                  (Delegates to National Congress)    (1)           Mick Mc Grath, Ed Byrne,Edward Molloy,Pat Conaghan Ionadaí  ar  Ard Chomhairle CLG (Central Council Representative)  Seamus Ó Domhnaill, Pat                                                                                                              Conaghan, Rúnaí Cunta (Ass. Secretary)                          Declan Martin                         Ionadaí  ar Comhairle Uladh(2) (Ulster Council representatives) P.J. Mc Gowan,Pat Walsh,  Anthony Harkin, Liam Mc Elhinney, Mick Mc Grath, David Kelch, Brendan Kelly,Grace Boyle, Dennis Ellis Oifigeach Forbartha (Development Officer)         David Mc Loone, Leas Chisteoir (Ass. Treasurer)                         Paddy Tinney Oifigeach Oiliúna (Coaching Officer)                Mick Mc Grath, Pauric Harvey                                                                         Conor Mc Dermott, Teachtaí go Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chomhairle Uladh(Delegates to Ulster Convention) (3)                                               Edward Molloy, Brendan Kelly Pat Walsh, Mickey Mc Mahon,David Mc Loone,Seamus Ó Domhnaill, Ed Byrne,last_img read more

Leitrim GAA Fixtures April 21-22

first_imgSatharn 21st Aibrean 2018 Domhnach 22nd Aibrean 2018 DrumshanboACLD36Allen Gaels v Annaduff7 00 VenueGradeRoundFixtureTime GlenfarneACLD36Glenfarne/Kilty v Eslin7 00 CarrigallenACLD36Carrigallen v Drumkeerin7 00 AughavasACLD36Aughavas v Fenagh-St.Caillins7 00 BallinamoreACLD45Ballinamore-SOH v Bornacoola7 00 BallinagleraACLD45Ballinaglera v Dromahair7 00center_img AughawillanACLD36Aughawillan v St.Marys7 00 BoggaunACLD36GlencarManorhamilton v Gortletteragh7 00 ClooneACLD45Cloone v Leitrim Gaels7 00 KiltubridACLD45Kiltubrid v Mohill7 00 Fixtures 21st – 22nd Aibrean 2018 Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG Pairc Naomh MhuireACLD45St.Marys v Aughavas12 00last_img