Rep. Poure: “We are not ready to give land to white people” River Gee County District #1 Representative Alexander Poure has vowed never to affix his signature to recall the Citizenship and Land Ownership Resolutions from committees’ room, because his district is not ready to give or share their lands with ‘white people.’Rep. Poure said because of the economic condition of the people in rural Liberia, especially in River Gee, coupled with increment in the incidences of financial crises that have rocked the global economy, his constituency will reject the Landownership Bill, because the citizens are afraid should the economically empowered ‘whites’ buy all of their lands.In an interview with journalists on Wednesday in his Capitol Building office, Rep. Poure argued that it is better for the people to strive and sleep peacefully on lands they inherited from their forefathers than to have no lands.“We are not ready for landownership to be taken from our people,” Rep. Poure said, adding, “We will not sign and will not vote for that kind of law.”On the issue of Dual Citizenship, Poure registered his disagreement with such idea of a non-negro becoming citizen of Liberia, but promised to only support Liberians who lost their citizenship to other countries and want to regain that status.Rep. Poure’s statement is in support of the one made earlier by Chief Imam Ali Krayee, head of Liberia’s National Imam Council, denouncing the idea to grant citizenship to people of non-negro descent, which he believes will create a new class system in Liberia, where people who are far more advanced intellectually and economically will eventually take over the main cities and towns, while the poorly-prepared indigenous retreat to the slums.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Police in F Division (Interior locations) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 11-year-old boy, who was working illegally at a mining camp, when the pit caved-in on him.Dead is Tairon Terryl De Souza of Big Creek, Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini). The incident occurred on Thursday at Big Creek.Guyana Times understands that the deceased is a school dropout.Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis told this newspaper that the owner of the mining camp had closed off operations for the holidays. However, a group of young men from Big Creek went to the site and were “running it” illegally.De Souza was said to be among the group and was working in the pit when it reportedly caved in on him.Meanwhile, this publication understands that officials attached to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have also travelled to the area to assist with investigations.Just recently, Lennox Douglas, 33, of Canvas City, Wismar Linden met his demise when a portion of rocks from mining pit reportedly fell onto his head.He was however, quickly picked up and rushed to the Issano Health Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.His death came on the heels of two other mining related deaths, that recently occurred in Mowasi Backdam, where Shawn Anthony James, 32, of Aishalton Village, Rupununi and Deon Sproston called “Jersey Joe” of Lot 133 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara lost their lives after the pit they were working in also caved-in.
Although the postseason has arrived, Shipp said he is not overly eager to make up for missing last year’s run. “It’s all about the team right now, so I’m going to do whatever it takes to get the team to win, to be successful,” said Shipp, UCLA’s second-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game. “I’m always excited. I wake up excited. I wake up in Westwood and play basketball and go to class. Every day is great for me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Earlier this week, Afflalo was named player of the year in the Pacific-10 Conference, as well as the District IX player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Guerrero mourns: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero will serve on the NCAA Tournament selection committee despite the death of his father, Gene, who passed away Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 79. Gary Walters, Princeton’s athletic director and chair of the selection committee – which is meeting in Indianapolis – issued a statement on how Guerrero will be able to perform his role in helping select the 65-team NCAA field, which will be announced Sunday. “We have made arrangements that will allow Dan to participate remotely throughout the selection, seeding and bracketing process, which takes place over the next few days in Indianapolis,” Walters said. “… As the selection process continues, the committee and staff have Dan and his family in our thoughts and prayers.” Shipp shape: A year ago,sophomore wing Josh Shipp sat on the end of the bench and watched UCLA win the Pac-10 Tournament title, then reach the NCAA Tournament’s final game. He was sidelined with a hip injury. Afflalo is joined on the team by Texas freshman Kevin Durant, Wisconsin senior Alando Tucker, Texas A&M senior Acie Law and North Carolina sophomore Tyler Hansbrough. Afflalo, who is averaging 17.2 points for the fourth-ranked Bruins, was also named first-team All-America by ESPN.com, and first-team All-America by Dick Vitale. UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo is reaping the rewards of being the best player on one of the top teams in the nation. A week of honors continued Wednesday as Afflalo was selected first-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to UCLA, Afflalo is the first Bruin to be named to the coaches’ first team since David Greenwood in 1979.
“It is absolutely not building pressure on us because that is not what is on our minds and we are not the ones who are saying we are title favorites. At the moment our strategy is taking a match at a time and remaining humble as we try to add more points,” Mulumba stated.The dockers have picked up points against tough opposition this season, winning against champions Gor Mahia, Sofapaka and AFC Leopards and their performance in last month’s Sportpesa Super Cup further underlined their stature as one of the teams to watch in the title race.Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba goes in for a tackle against Sofapaka forward John Avire during a Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 16, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMulumba has attributed their good performance to a solid squad and the fact that there is stiff competition in the team.“We have a team that has stayed together for almost three seasons and understanding each other is easier. Training is also so competitive because everyone wants to be in the team. We are stronger as a unit now,” the defender stated.He adds; “Our target when the season started was to ensure we finish in the top five and that still remains what we have pegged down as a goal. We will not be swayed or take our focus off our ambitions.”Bandari play Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium in what will be a repeat of the SportPesa Cup in Dar es Salaam, where Sharks ran off 1-0 winners.Nonetheless, Mulumba says they will not have revenge on their minds.Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba chases down Kariobangi Sharks’ forward George Abege during the SportPesa Cup final at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam in January 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“In football you have to accept defeat and on that day, Sharks won and they deserved to win. We can’t come into the match with a mentality of getting revenge. What happened in the past is behind us and this is a new ball game,” he stated.“We are focused on going to get the three points. We know it will be a tough game because Sharks are very organized and tactically they are good. Playing away from home and getting a win is something that we really want to achieve,” the defender further noted.History is hugely stacked against the dockers as they have won only once, in Mombasa against Sharks who have won the remaining four ties.Their only victory came in the second leg of last season when they won 3-0 in Mombasa having lost the first leg 1-0 in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba (Second right) shares a joke with teammates Duncan Otewa and Wycliffe Ochomo during a past training session. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba says talk that the Mombasa-based side should be considered as one of the favorites for this season’s Kenyan Premier League title has not heaped pressure on their shoulders.Bandari who finished second last season have started the season on a high and are currently placed in the same position, only separated from leaders Mathare United by goal difference.
0Shares0000Marcello Lippi took China to the quarter-finals of this year’s Asian Cup. © AFP / KHALED DESOUKISHANGHAI, China, May 24 – Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow Italian Fabio Cannavaro.The 71-year-old’s return was broadly welcomed by fans and local media, who are desperate to see China reach the World Cup for only a second time. Lippi, who opted not to renew his contract after China were dumped out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals 3-0 by Iran in late January, is tasked with guiding the team to Qatar 2022.China’s only previous World Cup appearance came in 2002, when they exited without a point or scoring a goal.“Since Lippi coached the national team, they have shown a positive and tenacious fighting spirit,” the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said.“We believe that in the days to come, under the leadership of Lippi and his coaching team, the national men’s side will make a full impact on their World Cup dreams.”China sit a lowly 74th in the FIFA rankings, a rung above Cape Verde — whose population is 550,000, compared with China’s 1.4 billion.But under football-fan President Xi Jinping, China have ambitions to host and even win a World Cup.The reappointment of Lippi, who took Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, follows four months of confusion and speculation.The former Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli boss was succeeded by his World Cup-winning captain Cannavaro in March.The 45-year-old former legendary defender combined the job with being coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) title-contenders Guangzhou Evergrande.However, China lost to lower-ranked Thailand and Uzbekistan in Cannavaro’s opening two matches and he quit, saying that he could not do two jobs at once.Re-enter his mentor Lippi, who was a three-time CSL champion with Guangzhou and among the best-paid coaches in football during his first spell in charge of the national side.Lippi — fondly known in China as “Silver Fox” on account of his hair — was reportedly on between $23 million and $27 million a year, evidence of the country’s determination to get success at any cost.He will earn similarly well in his second spell, with Evergrande subsiding his wages, Chinese media said.– ‘Silent humiliation’ –Surely in his last job in football, Lippi marginally improved China last time, winning 13 of his 32 games and losing 11.He failed to take China to Russia 2018 following his appointment in October 2016, although qualification was already in doubt following a poor run under Gao Hongbo.Lippi’s first match back at the helm will be a home game against the Philippines on June 7, followed by another home friendly, with Tajikistan, four days later.The long road to World Cup qualification starts in September.Lippi’s return comes two days after FIFA scrapped controversial plans to expand the Qatar World Cup from 32 to 48 teams.Lou Yichen, writing in the Oriental Sports Daily, said that the CFA had been “embarrassed” having assumed that Qatar 2022 would have more teams — which would have made Lippi’s job easier.“The CFA broke up with ‘Silver Fox’ (in January) and everyone firmly believed Lippi would not look back,” said the respected commentator Lou.“Now the CFA swallows silent disgrace and humiliation to resume the relationship with Lippi.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
FROM a narrow perspective, the Skid Row sweeps of the past year look pretty successful. Crime has fallen about 40 percent in the area, and fewer street encampments mar the sidewalks and empty lots around the gentrifying downtown Los Angeles. A broader look, however, shows that the sweeps – sanitized as the “Safer Cities Initiative” – have done exactly what sweeps do: dispersed thousands of homeless people from a central location while driving them into other parts of the city. A UCLA study makes that point very well. Researchers found that in the wake of the sweeps, nearby neighborhoods got an influx in transients. And when crime fell in Skid Row, it rose in those same nearby neighborhoods. Coincidence? Of course not. It’s exactly what one might expect when you assign 50 cops to one area, but don’t increase homeless services. Too bad those who might do something don’t care. The homeless in downtown have been neglected for decades. It was only when monied and politically connected developers started making plans for lofts, high-rises, entertainment complexes and hotels did the city’s political class suddenly find compassion for Skid Row’s downtrodden inhabitants. And it turned out that their compassion lasted only as long as it took to move the shopping carts and scruffy throngs somewhere else. To be sure, at some point the neighborhoods that have become satellite Skid Rows will develop political power and bend City Hall’s ear about their problem. Then, the sweeps will resume, as officials move the problem around, but never solve anything. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
NEW YORK – Russian President Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday for imposing stability that restored Russia as a world power. The magazine recognized Putin’s “extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability,” said Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor. The magazine noted that “Person of the Year” is not an honor or endorsement but a recognition of leadership that shapes the world. “He’s the new czar of Russia and he’s dangerous in the sense that he doesn’t care about civil liberties, he doesn’t care about free speech,” Stengel said. The last Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, who was named Man of the Decade by Time in 1989 for his world-changing reforms, said Putin was a good choice for stabilizing the country. “If Putin did only that – led the country away from the abyss, from division and disintegration, that is already a historic deed,” Gorbachev told Ekho Moskvy radio. “We have different views of certain issues, but the most important thing is a turn in the direction of the country, of improving the quality of life,” Gorbachev said. Others considered for Person of the Year included Nobel Prize-winner Al Gore and author J.K. Rowling. This year’s choice was a return to the magazine’s tradition of picking an individual rather than last year’s choice of anyone creating or using content on the World Wide Web. Putin is the fifth Russian or Soviet leader to be named Person of the Year: Gorbachev, Andropov, Khrushchev and Stalin, who was named twice.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut in prizing stability over freedom, he’s made Russia powerful again and beholden to no nation, the magazine said. Putin, 55, is enormously popular in Russia, presiding over a resurgent economy flush with revenue from oil and natural gas. But critics say he has moved away from democracy by tightening control of the courts, parliament and the media. Putin recently endorsed prot g Dmitry Medvedev’s presidential bid, and said he would accept Medvedev’s offer to serve as prime minister if Medvedev is elected March 2. Many believe Putin would remain Russia’s real leader, regardless of his title, though Putin has said he would not undermine his successor. The Kremlin said Wednesday that the Time recognition was seen there as an acknowledgment of Putin’s role in helping Russia pull out of its social and economic troubles in the 1990s. “We do hope this will … help a better understanding of modern Russia, better understanding that Russia is a democratic country …. that is standing for fair play and avoiding double standards” internationally, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a conference call with reporters.
He said the past weekend involved “a cloud of misfortune and sadness that is not easy to explain, especially with those who are not familiar with the great sport of quail hunting.” Although Cheney’s first public appearance since the shooting was a distinctly friendly crowd on his home turf, Wyoming officials said he had scheduled his appearance here far in advance of last weekend’s hunting accident. In his speech, Cheney recalled that he started in the Wyoming Legislature, where in 1965 he worked as an intern and met Alan Simpson, then a rookie state legislator who would go on to be the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate. After serving as White House chief of staff to President Ford, Cheney was elected in 1978 to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until 1989, when he resigned to become secretary of defense under President George H.W. Bush. “For better than a decade, I proudly answered to the title, ‘the gentleman from Wyoming,”‘ Cheney said. “It is always good to recall the history,” Senate President Grant Larson said after Cheney’s speech. “It was, as you can tell, a speech that everyone enjoyed. Not a lot of policy, but I think that’s what people expected.” About a dozen people waited outside the Capitol in subzero temperatures to protest Cheney’s appearance. “We’re a little embarrassed that he’s from our state,” said Tony Hayden of Cheyenne. But Cheney also had his supporters, including Dan Yoksh of Cheyenne, who watched Cheney’s speech on television at the Cheyenne Regional Airport. “I think the media has blown things out of proportion,” Yoksh said of the accident. “If you go duck hunting out here, you’re bound to get shot sometime.” Cheney received two ovations from the Legislature, one when he was introduced and a second when Larson announced a recent $2.7 million gift from Cheney and his wife, Lynne, to the University of Wyoming. In Texas, the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Department closed its investigation in the shooting Thursday without filing any charges. The department’s report supported the account of the vice president, who told an investigator he did not see his hunting partner while aiming for a bird. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Vice President Dick Cheney’s first public appearance since shooting a man in a hunting accident had two things going for it: a friendly venue and – 1,000 miles away – his victim in a gracious opening act. Cheney enjoyed a standing ovation from the Legislature in his home state of Wyoming, less than 20 minutes after Harry Whittington spoke to reporters at the Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital where he was released Friday. Whittington, his voice raspy but strong, had only kind words for the vice president. “My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with,” he said. The Austin attorney bore the scars of his ordeal but scarcely looked like a man who’s been through a shooting and a heart attack within a week. The nicks on his face, caused by birdshot, looked like shaving scrapes, although a line of cuts on his upper right eyelid and purple scrapes on his neck suggested something more serious. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Whittington didn’t answer questions – a doctor said he still wasn’t “100 percent” – but he was well enough to joke about how dogged the media have been in reporting that he is 78 years old. Cheney, who took all the blame for the shooting in an appearance Wednesday on Fox News, made only fleeting reference to it in Friday’s speech, which was filled mostly with reminisces of Wyoming politics. “It’s a wonderful experience to be greeted by such warmth by the leaders of our great state. It’s especially true when you’ve had a very long week,” Cheney said. “Thankfully, Harry Whittington is on the mend and doing very well.” Whittington was hit in the face, neck and chest with birdshot during the Feb. 11 hunting trip. After a shotgun pellet had traveled to his heart, he suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday while being treated at Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial. “We all assume certain risks in what we do, in what activities we pursue,” said Whittington, who was back at his Austin home by late Friday afternoon. “Accidents do and will happen.”
A photo of a bilboard in Belfast showing the famous An Grianán Aileach site in Burt Co. Donegal as part of Donegal Tourism’s GoVisitDonegal.com summer marketing campaign.The historic An Grianan Fort, which was attacked by vandals this week, is being used in a major campaign to attract tourists to Donegal.Tourists were attacked and had to witness scenes of carnage after more than 40 people held a party in the 3,000 year old historic site at Burt.Gardai found beer cans and women’s underwear in the fort while a holy well had been defecated in. The disgusting attack comes in a week when a major campaign to promote Donegal featured An Grianan.People are also being asked to send their photos of the historic An Grianan Aileach site to Oxford University.Gary Lock, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford is leading a project to identify and map all the hill forts across Ireland and Britain.Donegal County Council Tourism Officer Kevin O’Connor says, “We are using the iconic image of An Grianán Aileach in Burt in our summer marketing campaign for GoVisitDonegal.com as we understand its tourist, cultural and historic value. “So we are now asking visitors to Donegal to send their holiday snaps to Professor Lock to be included in their final piece work which will map all the historic ring forts in Britain and Ireland.” A photo of a bilboard in Belfast showing the famous An Grianán Aileach site in Burt Co. Donegal as part of Donegal Tourism’s GoVisitDonegal.com summer marketing campaign. VANDALISED AN GRIANAN FORT CHOSEN TO FRONT DONEGAL TOURISM CAMPAIGN was last modified: July 10th, 2013 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:An Grianan FortBURT
The Traveler group who had been staying in the carpark of ALDI in Dungloe have moved on.The caravans parked in Ballybofey before they moved on.The group of 20 camper vans moved on just after 1.30pm after a stand-off which lasted two days.The group had previously been located at the SuperValu carpark in Ballybofey. A clean-up operation is underway in the ALDI carpark after a number of items were left behind by the group.It is understood the group may now be heading to Falcarragh. RELIEF AS TRAVELER GROUP LEAVE DUNGLOE BUT WHERE TO NEXT? was last modified: August 6th, 2013 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:ALDIdungloeFalcarraghTRAVELERS