Cape Mount ‘Unhappy’ about Sherman Saga

first_imgSeveral citizens of Grand Cape Mount County in Monrovia are angry at two search warrants drawn up to search the offices of the Sherman & Sherman Law Firm and the home of Senator Varney G. Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party in connection with a recent Global Witness Report, linking him and several current and ex-officials of government to a bribery scandal with Sable Mining of the United Kingdom.A sampling of those interviewed insisted that Senator Sherman deserves better treatment than what happened on Monday.Cape Mount Superintendent Tenneh Kpadabeh told the Daily Observer yesterday via mobile phone from Robertsport, Cape Mount County that people in the county received the incident with mixed reactions and noted that she was not satisfied at the manner the situation was handled.“Senator Sherman is sitting senator of the county and therefore he must be treated as befits his position and people should not go about disgracing him because of report of bribery allegations,” she said.Other Cape Mountaineers told the Daily Observer in interviews conducted yesterday that as far as they are concerned, the Liberian government is carrying out a witch hunt against the man who represents their interests in the government.The Global Witness report alleges that the Sable Mining Company offered a bribe of US$950,000 to several Liberian officials to amend the country’s concession laws in its favor to exploit Mount Wologisi in Lofa County.President Sirleaf constituted an investigative taskforce headed by the Minister of State without Portfolio, Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa immediately following publication of the damning report last week, to probe the allegation.But Cllr. Sherman, who is also Senior Senator for Grand Cape Mount County, has questioned the taskforce’s credibility and vehemently vowed that he will not present himself for an interrogation except in court.The citizens said corruption is rampant in Liberia and therefore, Cllr. Sherman should not submit himself to Koffa’s taskforce until the process is done properly, because he is not the only one linked to the report.“How can a lawmaker and a sitting senator of a county, and party chairman of the ruling government be searched in the manner it has been done and we, the people of Cape Mount say no to the Global Witness Report and we condemn the means to humiliate Cllr. Sherman,” said another who asked not to be named.Student Michael L. Smith from Robertsport, capital of the county, said in an interview at the Number One Entertainment Center on Broad and Johnson Streets in Monrovia that the saga of Senator Sherman on Monday showed complete disrespect to him and the county and it is a mockery of justice.He said there are other corruption cases in the country and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission is doing nothing about them and the government should use the judicial system that Cllr. Sherman has indicated to effect due process.“Let’s look at the corruption case at NOCAL when people including President Sirleaf’s son, Robert, was reported to have been involved in wasting away millions of dollars of tax payers’ money and also the Japanese fund that some officials abused at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Smith said.Smith called on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to stop the unnecessary harassment against Cllr. Sherman and use the proper and the most acceptable means to get to the bottom of the allegations.“If President Sirleaf has anything against Cllr. Sherman, it must be resolved at the party level and not use allegations that are yet to indict anyone to disgrace Cllr. Sherman,” said Smith.“What happened to Madam Matilda Parker’s corruption case, which also involved Christiana Paelay who, are supposed to face justice for misusing US$800,000 of tax payers’ money?” Smith asked.He said what President Sirleaf allowed the Koffa taskforce to do on Monday means that she can get at any political leader and disgrace anyone at any time.Musu Fahnbulleh, a business woman from Jene-wonde, expressed dissatisfaction over what happened at the offices and home of Cllr. Sherman.“Nobody is above the law and Senator Sherman is an honorable man and therefore he must be treated as such and not be subjected to unnecessary searches,” she said.Ms. Fahnbulleh is calling on the Ellen led Government to immediately extend an apology to Cape Mount Senator Sherman.“If this government is ready to fight corruption then I think Robert Sirleaf should account for NOCAL’s millions that was misused and Madam Matilda Parker and others must also suffer as much,” she said Last Monday morning police and LACC investigators, armed with search warrants searched the offices of Sherman & Sherman Law Firm but they were prevented by some UP partisans from searching his Congo Town residence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Afflalo undecided on future at UCLA

first_img The Bruins finished 16-0 at home, their first perfect season at Pauley since the 1974-75 team went 15-0, but the nonconference schedules are quite different. UCLA’s nonconference home schedule this season included Long Beach State, UC-Riverside, Cal State Fullerton, Oakland, Sam Houston State and Michigan. In 1974-75, the nonconference home schedule included Wichita State, DePaul, Loyola-Chicago, Oklahoma State, Memphis State, Davidson, Oklahoma and UC-Santa Barbara. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – By now, Arron Afflalo is an old pro. Not to be confused with going pro. Questions abound about whether UCLA’s junior guard, and leading scorer, will return for his senior season. But after the fourth-ranked Bruins beat Stanford 75-61 on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, he coolly pushed aside the issue. Sources close to Afflalo said there is a chance he could return for a senior season – and UCLA is not actively recruiting anyone to fill his scholarship – but he and his father (Benjamin) both said a decision will not be made until UCLA’s participation in the NCAA tournament is complete. Complicating Afflalo’s decision-making process is what transpired last spring. He declared for the NBA draft, worked out for some teams, but then pulled his name out to return this season. Therefore, he cannot put his name in the draft and pull it out again this year. It also will cut down on the evaluation process. However, Afflalo said going through the process once allows him to handle the uncertainty of it with more maturity now. “You take care of the now and let those things fall into place later,” he said. center_img Afflalo, who scored 20 points in the Bruins’ final home game, said he barely gave consideration to whether this was his last game at Pauley. “You know that the possibility is there,” Afflalo said. “But I’m so focused on the now and what I had to do to beat Stanford, I never thought, `This is my last game, let me go what I have to do.’ It’s not what I play for, and all those decisions come with time.” last_img

Search for Denny Poole this Thursday

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jessica Horne shares she would rather have a search party than a Birthday party this Thursday, July 25, 2019.Horne shares further the search party will meet at the brake check on the Dawson side of the Kiskatinaw Bridge at noon and will proceed to search until 5 pm.- Advertisement -Whistles, bear bells, bug spray, reflective vests, water and snacks will be supplied by Horne.Horne is hoping someone can help with Walkie-talkies and an elder that could help smudge the group and say a prayer before the search.To view the FB event page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

‘Don’t celebrate too early!’ – Klopp learns lesson after Saints draw

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp watches Liverpool draw 1-1 with Southampton Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he celebrated Christian Benteke’s goal too early and said he cannot understand why his side are feeling the pressure at home after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Anfield.Christian Benteke’s third goal of the season had given the hosts a 77th-minute lead, only for Sadio Mane to equalise at a set-piece four minutes from the end before getting sent off for a second yellow card in added time.“They work so hard and are full of concentration and passion. Everything is there but we concede one goal and it felt like the end of the world. But it is not the end of the world, you can always come back,” said the German.“I really don’t understand this pressure in this moment but the guys feel it and you can see it.“The free-kick; everyone knows you should not concede things like this against a team like Southampton with their strength in the air and there were three one-on-ones in the air and it is a draw.“We did not give up physically but we didn’t believe any more that we could turn this game and that is a problem.“I wouldn’t say it is a negative mentality. First of all you have to recognise it is like it is, it is not a sickness and you can change everything.”Klopp is still looking for his first win since taking over, but even after a third successive draw he believes they are making progress.“There were many good moments in the game,” he said.“We can talk about why we didn’t make the next step but we all know it takes time and I see development.“But the other teams don’t wait for us. They want to beat us and I am sure you don’t think it was an easy game for us.“We have to understand that it is football, all of us. We don’t get help from outside because we have to deliver results all the time.“We haven’t lost until now against not the worst teams in the league and that is okay, but it is not enough.“We have to accept this and work. I saw many things tonight I can work with.“I saw things that were better, some that were not so good; some of these things were because we played on Thursday but it is like it is.”Klopp celebrated Benteke’s goal like it was the winner and admits he may finds it difficult to keep his emotions in check, even when experience tells him he should.“It was an absolutely fantastic goal,” he said.“I learned in my life you should celebrate a party when you have one as you don’t know when the next one is.“It was a moment. Now I know – don’t celebrate too early. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long (for the next one).”last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA NotesOur Senior and Reserves had mixed results at the weekend away to Naomh Ultan.The Senior lads played out a draw with the game finishing 1-11 a-piece while the Reserves were beat on a score line of 2-09 to 0-11. This weekend sees the start of the Junior A & B Championships with the Senior lads in action against Noamh Padraig Uisce Chaoin at Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening and the Junior B lads travelling to Pettigo on Sunday.See Facebook for throw in times. Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome.The U-14 team travelled to Owen Beg in Dungiven last weekend to play in the Ulster Feile and while they toped their group in the early stages they eventually lost out in the quarter final.The lads play Robert Emmetts this Friday evening in Mc Cool Park in the Northern Board Championship Division 2 Final. The U-18 team were well beaten in their first match in the Division 1 Championship by a strong St. Eunans team on Monday evening at Pairc na nGael.They now play Burt in their next match. Date & time T.B.C.This coming week sees the start of our Summer Camps and Academys at Pairc na nGael with Hurling being the first.It runs from the 7th-11th of July from 10am-2.30pm each day. For more information contact, 085 1743228.Well done to Aaron Bradley, former Letterkenny Gaels player, who played for London last week in the All Ireland Qualifier against Limerick. Aaron is the first club member to play Senior Inter-County Championship football.U-6 & U10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s is on both Sunday morning & Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic football squad.Training on Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm Contact Jim Farrell on 086 0566893 for more details. Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information.New players welcome.Our U-16 lads were beaten by a strong Mc Cools team.This Friday they play Glenfin.U-16 training continues at Pairc na nGael every Wednesday & Friday at 5.30pm.Our U-8 & U-10 Hurlers travelled to Convoy last weekend for a Blitz.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm.Hurleys and helmets provided for training.The lotto numbers for weekending 30th June were 5,11,18 & 26. No Jackpot winner. Match 3 winner will be announced next week.Next weeks jackpot will be €2900.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HELD BY NAOMH ULTAN was last modified: July 1st, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNaomh UltanNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgGAA manager Jim McGuinness is to give students an inspirational talk on the reasons for going back to school.The Donegal All-Ireland-winning manager is to give the keynote address at the Donegal Vocational Education Committee Adult Learner Fair this week (FRI).The Glenties man, who left school early and went back at 23 to complete his Leaving Cert, is to draw on his own experiences After doing his Leaving Cert, McGuinness went on to do a diploma in sports studies from Tralee IT.He then went on to do a degree in Jordanstown in Belfast before completing a Masters in Sports Psychology at John Moores University in Liverpool.McGuinness is expected to speak about his own education story, how he created success in his own career and for the Donegal team and the steps people need to take to plan their own future.Thousands of people looking for a fresh start in their lives are expected to attend the fair where McGuinness will be the star speaker. More than 60 organisations offering education and training will be at the event.Sean Deeney, of Donegal VEC, said they are delighted to have GAA boss and Celtic FC coach McGuinness as their guest speaker.“We are really pleased to have Jim McGuinness speaking at the fair, not just because of his fantastic success with the Donegal GAA team but also because he started his own adult education journey with Donegal VEC.“He’s someone who has been adult education and has been incredibly successful, so there will be a lot of inspiration to take from his story,” said Sean. JIM McGUINNESS SET TO INSPIRE STUDENTS AT ADULT LEARNER FAIR was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JIM McGUINNESS SET TO INSPIRE STUDENTS AT ADULT LEARNER FAIRlast_img read more


first_imgRAPIST: JOSEPH MCCABEA GROUP of men patrolled the streets of a Donegal town last night in the hunt for a convicted rapist and his violent thug friend.Self-styled vigilantes say they will no longer sit back and tolerate Joseph McCabe (29) and violent burglar Casey Morgan (18) living in Dungloe.McCabe raped a 64-year-old woman in a sickening attack in Belfast. Morgan is so dangerous the PSNI took the unusual step of warning people in Belfast in March that he was a violence-addicted thug who was a danger to ordinary people. But because of a loophole in cross-Border laws Gardai cannot put them away.Officers did detain them nine days ago and brought them before Sligo District Court for breaching the terms of their early release from prison in the North.However a judge released them on bail to an address in Dungloe – forcing them to leave a run-down caravan in nearby Burtonport.Last night as news spread of the address where McCabe and Morgan were staying local men went on patrol. “We’ll chop off their ****,” said one young man on the Main Street in the town.“Everyone knows what they look like. There’s no way we should have to house a man who raped a pensioner and a violent burglar. No way; it’s not on.”Fianna Fail Councillor David Alcorn admitted people were “frightened” as Gardai moved to assure residents they are monitoring the on the run convicts.CASEY MORGAN: ‘EXTREMELY VIOLENT’ – SAYS PSNI“There’s a real fear amongst the communities of Burtonport and Dungloe and it appears there’s nothing anyone can do,” he said.Gardai are awaiting a European arrest warrant from the PSNI before they can bring Morgan and McCabe in again. But that could take weeks.“The people of this area won’t take this. Simple as that,” said one local man.“The law is a joke – but we aren’t.”VIGILANTES TAKE TO STREETS OF DUNGLOE IN HUNT FOR RAPIST AND VIOLENT THUG PAL was last modified: May 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:VIGILANTES TAKE TO STREETS OF DUNGLOE IN HUNT FOR RAPIST AND VIOLENT THUG PALlast_img read more


first_imgTHREE Co Donegal women injured in a horror car smash in Australia in February arrived back home in Milford last night.Sharon Orr, Kelly McCafferty and Karen Kerr were among six Donegal people seriously hurt in the crash in the Belmont area of Perth in February.The accident happened just two weeks after they had arrived there hoping start new lives. All suffered serious fractures in the incident.But for Karen, there was a glittering moment amid the mayhem – boyfriend John Gallagher proposed.And they announced their engagement to the nation on last night’s Six One RTE News!John, pictured with Karen above, said: “It was planned but not until later. “After this happened, I thought we’re never going to get a better place than Australia so I just thought I’d get it over and done with!”Karen laughed and said: “Thanks John!”Kelly revealed how the driver of the car in which they were travelling was rammed by another car at a crossroads.“I have an operation to go through now that I’m home but I’m delighted to be home,” she said.Sharon Orr, also recovering from the crash, also arrived him. Brother Ciaran, who suffered a broken jaw, has recovered and is staying on in Australia and hoping to get work in the mining industry. HOME AGAIN! GIRLS INJURED IN AUSTRALIAN CAR CRASH BACK IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HOME AGAIN! GIRLS INJURED IN AUSTRALIAN CAR CRASH BACK IN DONEGALlast_img read more

NZ ODI series: Chance for India to regain 2nd spot

first_imgIndia stand in with a chance to regain the second position in the ICC ODI Championship table when they take on New Zealand in the five-match series that begins in Guwahati on Sunday.Currently Sri Lanka is in the second spot with 118 points – one ahead of India but a win in the series by any margin against New Zealand will see India upstage the islanders.A 5-0 win for India will put it on 121 ratings points – seven behind Australia who currently top the table.And even if Sri Lanka register a 5-0 win over West Indies in their upcoming ODI series, they will have to sit out in the third position.But if India lose the series 0-5 to New Zealand, it would see them drop to the fifth spot.However, a 2-3 series defeat will see India drop down fourth on 114 points while New Zealand will rise to the sixth position on 101 points.It’s not just about giving opportunities to all: GambhirIndia’s stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir did not disclose the XI but gave enough indications that he would not make wholesome changes to the squad that will take on New Zealand in the opening one-dayer of the five-match series, in Guwahati on Saturday.Shorn of experience in the absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni and and senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, Gambhir, more than experimentation, stressed on the need to win the series.”The most important thing right now is to win the game, to win the series rather than thinking about giving opportunity to all the players.advertisement”We are just about to begin the series and it’s too early to say that you need to give opportunity to all the players,” Gambhir, who has been appointed skipper for the first two ODIs, said on the eve of the match on Saturday.”It’s an international series and you are playing for your country. Rather than giving opportunity to all, it’s all about winning the series and then taking it from there.”The skipper will open the batting with Murali Vijay while the middle-order would remain the same as the one that played against Australia in Visakhapatnam last month.This means Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina are likely to form the backbone of Indian batting.Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is all set to make his one-day debut while Saurabh Tiwary, who had played in the team’s last ODI, is likely to add spark down the order.Going by the skipper’s words, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Munaf Patel who did not play in Visakhapatnam, might have to wait for their turns.Yusuf Pathan, who has been picked following his scintillating show in the Ranji Trophy, is likely to make the cut ahead of Sreesanth. That would mean R Vinay Kumar and Asish Nehra would have to share the new ball.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is also decent with the bat, is likely to retain his place in the line-up.The skipper was effusive in his praise for Saha and said: “He has done well in domestic cricket playing for Bengal. It’s a good opportunity for him. We all feel that he is a very good wicketkeeper, it’s just about scoring some runs. It’s all about carrying he momentum into international cricket. He is among runs, so he will be feeling confident.”The XIV will be picked again after the second ODI in Jaipur and, according to sources, Dhoni will continue to be rested with Gambhir retaining the captaincy for the series.The only change the selectors might make for the last three ODIs would be to test Rohit Sharma ahead of the tired Raina.India (likely): Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary, Wriddiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar and Ashish Nehra.We would like to rectify our mistakes, says VettoriNew Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants to come out of their humiliating 0-4 series loss to Bangladesh by rectifying their mistakes against India in the five-match ODI series that begins with the match at Nehru Stadium.Talking to the reporters on the eve of the match, Vettori said a series win would help before they return to India again for the upcoming World Cup in February-April.”It’s important in our build up to the World Cup. I know we had a disappointing series over there (Bangladesh).”We have come here to rectify that in a lot of ways. There are some changes, some good experienced players coming back into the team.advertisement”We will see how we go. The side will miss the services of their in-form batsman Jesse Ryder who had a superb run in the recently concluded Test series but Vettori said it would help the youngsters in the side to cement their place.”Jesse Ryder will definitely come into the picture (for the World Cup) with what he has done. But he has injury now so this is a chance to have a look at others. For people looking towards World Cup, it’s about playing every game and winning them. Both teams would like to win every game to get some confidence going into the World Cup,” he said.Vettori said the toss would not be crucial in the result of the match.”The last two times the team won the toss have batted first and went on to lose the game. So it should not affect the game.”On the wicket, Vettori said, “Traditionally, it’s played pretty slow here. With such an early start, probably it will go slower and slower as the game progresses.Asked about the team composition, Vettori said: “We will have a look at the wicket in the morning because it’s such an early start.”India are fielding a second string side but Vettori said the hosts are still capable of upstaging them. Asked about the new look Indian side, Vettori said: “Few of them played in the IPL. We know most of them pretty well. They are all good players and they must be in form to be selected for India. We know how dangerous they can be. We are not underestimating the Indian team.”Asked about opener Jamie How would be looking to seal his berth before the World Cup, Vettori said, “Anyone coming back into the side means that he is in form at the domestic level.He is a quality player. We are hoping that he makes it this time around,” Vettori said.last_img read more

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