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‘Sirleaf, Boakai Must Give Way’

first_imgAmidst reports that he has thrown in his weight behind the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Boakai, Nimba County’s ‘political ‘godfather’ Prince Y. Johnson has now announced that he has deposited US$10,000 for the formation of new political party.The Nimba County Lawmaker, a former member of Unity Party, who went solo during the 2005 elections, maintained that as president, he will endeavor to reconstruct the government, “because the current government is too corrupt and has become a vampire as admitted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.”“I still maintain that both President Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai together must now see the need to give way to a new leadership that will be willing to put stop to vices that are depriving our citizens (of their) fair dividends of the country’s natural resources,” he stated.Senator Johnson in a phone interview with this newspaper last week, denied a statement by his kinsman, Representative Matenokay Tingba, that he (Sen. Johnson) was now supporting Vice President Boakai for the post of President in the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.“Rep. Tingba must not use his campaign of tribal divide to say that I have endorsed the candidacy of Ambassador Boakai. As a senior politician of Nimba County, I have not met with Boakai, so I don’t know where Tingba got his report from,” Senator Johnson said.Senator Johnson emphasized that as chairman for recruitment and mobilization for Vice President Boakai, Lawmaker Tingba deliberately left out all the big names of the county, who he said belonged to all of the more than five tribes that call Nimba County home. Senator Johnson said: “I have deposited US$10,000 in preparation of my new party, which will be called the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).”In a recent discussion with a local radio station in Monrovia, and published by this newspaper, Rep. Tingba disclosed that as a result of discussions he held with his kinsman, Senator Johnson gave his support to Vice President Boakai.“Discussion with my brother Senator Johnson two days ago has finally put to rest the question as to where he goes, come 2017. As the national chair on recruitment and mobilization, I can emphatically tell you that Senator Johnson is supporting Joe Boakai,” Rep. Tingba said.Meanwhile, in that radio discussion, Tingba, who won District #9 as an independent candidate condemned what he described as the proliferation of political parties, and accused founders of those parties of trying to establish dictatorial empires.The formation of the MDR will be Senator Johnson’s second political establishment since 2011. His first, the National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP) won six of the nine districts in Nimba County and propped him up at a distant third in the 2011 presidential race, after Congress for Democratic Change. Sen. Johnson and several other members left NUDP a couple of years ago as persistent in-fighting beclouded the vision of the party he established.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jagdeo concludes hectic three-day outreach to Essequibo Coast

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), yesterday concluded a very hectic but successful three-day outreach to the Essequibo Coast (Region Two), where he met with hundreds of residents in several communities and listened to their concerns.During the outreach, Jagdeo went to several areas, including Aurora, Middlesex, Adventure, Onderneeming, Johanna Cecilia, Golden Fleece, Reliance, Lima and Charity. He was accompanied by Party Central Committee members Drs Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud, and Anand Persaud; and Members of Parliament (MPs) Yvonne Pearson and Cornel Damon, the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Representative.On Sunday, the Opposition Leader held a special meeting with businessmen, farmers and market vendors, among other persons.Before returning to Georgetown on Monday, the Opposition Leader met with scores of residents and vendors at the Charity market, among whom were speedboat operators and hire car drivers, among other persons.Below are a few scenes from Jagdeo’s final day of visiting Region Two, on Monday.last_img read more

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Huskies needing big improvement on penalty kill heading into weekend games

first_imgAfter dropping both of their games last weekend the Fort St. John Huskies will be back on the ice for another two today and tomorrow in search of some wins. The team’s penalty kill stuck out like a sore thumb last time out, and was worked on heavily throughout practice this week.Head coach Gary Alexander said the penalty kill concepts haven’t been fully absorbed yet, but the acquisition of a new defenceman has seemed to make a difference.“Definitely we worked on the penalty kill. It’s not that we haven’t worked on it, but we just haven’t grasped it. We have another prospect on the defence that I think has made a big difference. He’s communicated and he knows what he’s doing. I think we’ll turn that around quite a bit,” he said.- Advertisement -That defenceman is Jordy Potter, a Red Deer resident who played last season in the Heritage Junior Hockey League with the Blackfalds Wranglers. He’s been with the Huskies for only two practices so far but the first impression he created has been a solid one.“So far it’s good. He’s a big strong boy. He skates real well. He understands the game. He isn’t quite up to speed on what we do out there but he’s going to catch on quick. He’s a real leader; he’s just willing to do anything and everything that you ask of him and we’re hoping it will rub off on everybody else,” Alexander added.The Huskies will be on the ice at the North Peace Arena tonight against the Beaverlodge Blades at 8 p.m. Following that they’ll head to Clairmont for a rematch from last weekend against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pilot error blamed in Lidle crash

first_imgNew York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor did not realize their misjudgment of a U-turn until it was too late to avoid their fatal New York City plane crash, investigators in Washington said Tuesday. They had several options in how they handled that maneuver, the probe found. In presenting their findings, National Transportation Safety Board members said they still didn’t know whether Lidle or his flight instructor Tyler Stanger was piloting the plane in the Oct. 11, 2006, crash. Both were killed when the Cirrus SR-20, owned by Lidle, slammed into a high-rise apartment building. The NTSB declared Tuesday that the cause was “inadequate judgment, planning and airmanship” by Lidle and Stanger. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lidle and Stanger families are suing the plane’s manufacturer, and their lawyer criticized the NTSB’s conclusions. “It’s not surprising, the Safety Board always blames the pilot in an accident,” said the lawyer, Todd Macaluso. The families fault the plane’s steering mechanism, though the NTSB found no evidence of system, structure or engine malfunction. Investigator Lorenda Ward told board members that the turn above the East River could have been made safely if the plane had begun the turn further east or banked harder in the turn. NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker said the pilots had a third option: If they’d risen briefly into restricted air space above the Manhattan skyline, “they’d be alive today to explain why they had to do that.” NTSB investigators said the pilots apparently did not factor in a 13-knot wind, pushing the plane toward Manhattan as it turned. last_img read more

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City of Fort St John to hold Open House on Kin and Surerus Park upgrades

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding an Open House in regards to the future of Kin and Surerus Parks.According to the City, as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, it was identified that both Kin and Surerus are in need of upgrading.As part of the upgrading process, the City is seeking public input on the current state of the parks and what the future vision should include.- Advertisement -The City says work on both Park Site Plans will be conducted at the same time for efficiency.Following the creation of both Park Site Plans, the upgrades will be included in future Capital Budgets for consideration.The Park Site Plans Open House will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Tuesday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Kin Park and 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for Surerus Park.Advertisement For more information, and to provide input, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

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FUNERAL NOTICE: THE LATE DAN McGINTY, DMG MOTORS

first_imgMcGinty Daniel (Dan) (Clarlougheske, Donegal Town, MD of DMG Motors and McGinty Tractors) – Oct 24, 2015, suddenly, at Letterkenny General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Brid and sister Mary. Loving father of sons Derick, Rory and Kevin, daughters Sandra and Emer. Sadly missed by his brothers Brendan, Charles, Francis and Cornelius, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, uncles and aunts, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.R.I.P.Remains reposing at his residence. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to St Agatha’s Church, Clar, for 11am Funeral Mass with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House strictly private on Wednesday morning please. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Cancer Bus Fund c/o any family member. FUNERAL NOTICE: THE LATE DAN McGINTY, DMG MOTORS was last modified: October 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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:CLARDan McGintydeath noticeDMG MOTORSDonegal Townlast_img read more

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Tony Cascarino backs Mick McCarthy for Republic of Ireland job

first_img Mick McCarthy has been tipped to return to the Republic of Ireland helm Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “He had to get rid of a number of older players, whether they retired or he fazed them out, and he did that brilliantly well.“I think there’s a lot to be said from that.“I think he handles himself brilliantly well in front of the public, the media and the federation, and I think his experience of being there before is something we need quite urgently at the moment.” PAYBACK O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane were sacked by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on Wednesday after five years in charge.The duo have guided the Republic to some brilliant highs during their time in charge, including their run to the last-16 at Euro 2016.But the team’s form has plummeted in 2018. Ireland have just one victory in their last 11 matches and their 0-0 draw with Denmark was their fourth consecutive game without scoring and saw them finish last in their Nations League group. RANKED 3 The FAI is keen to make a swift appointment, with the draw for the Euro 2020 finals due to take place in Dublin on December 2, and, as one of the hosts, they do not want to be seen as presiding over a team in flux as Europe’s great and good arrive in the city.To that end, McCarthy, who took the Republic to the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East during a previous spell in charge, represents an attractive proposition.He has a proven track record, already has a relationship with the FAI hierarchy and, perhaps more importantly to a governing body still paying for the redevelopment of the Aviva Stadium, is available without the need to pay compensation after leaving Ipswich in April. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have led Ireland since 2013 revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Most Read In Football McCarthy was Republic of Ireland manager for six years between 1996 – 2002, and took the team to the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan Former boss McCarthy, who left his role as Ipswich manager in April, is already one of the big favourites for the job.The 59-year-old was Republic of Ireland manager for six years between 1996 – 2002, and took the team to the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.And Cascarino believes he would be the right choice to return to the role.“I think Mick is ready for international management again,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Wednesday.“I know Mick and I think he did a really good job in 2002, I was there when he got the job.“With all the issues and challenges he had to face, because when he took the job we had an old squad. tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3 whoops Mick McCarthy has been backed to succeed Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland manager.Former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino believes McCarthy is ready to step back into international management and would be the right man to lift the team out of the mire. BEST OF LATEST ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane scrap last_img read more

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Corcoran easily extends unbeaten record

first_imgWelterweight Gary Corcoran maintained his unbeaten record with a resounding points victory against Max Maxwell at the Copper Box Arena.Corcoran, from Wembley, won all eight rounds at the east London venue – his second victory of the year.The 23-year-old’s record now stands at 9-0, with four of his wins coming by stoppage.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Augmented Reality for iPhone May Not Come Next Month After All

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Developers and enthusiasts have hoped that official support for Augmented Reality (AR), the display of data on top of a view of the real world, would come to the iPhone in early September. Today’s announcement of a big Apple event on September 9th that’s focused on the iPod, however, gives reason to suspect that the next version of the iPhone operating system will spend more time in the oven.AR startup Acrossair reportedly told the LA Times in July that Apple told it that official support for AR was coming in iPhone OS 3.1. Acrossair may have introduced the hope that 3.1 was coming in early September. It’s still possible that we might see AR support in a week and a half, but other developers tell us they wouldn’t be surprised to see some more beta versions tested before it launches. Augmented Reality apps have been available on Android phones for some time and a handful of iPhone apps have snuck AR functionality into the iTunes App Store already. The most notable among those is Yelp. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Augmented Reality#news#NYT#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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ScienceShot: Enormous Owls Need Big Trees

first_imgTread quietly along a river in the old-growth forests of Primorye, Russia, and you may be lucky enough to spot a Blakiston’s fish owl (Bubo blakistoni), one of the world’s largest and rarest owls. Weighing up to 4.5 kg, with a 1.8-meter wingspan, the hulking predator feasts on salmon and other fish that migrate up the rivers from the Sea of Japan. Logging and mining have begun to impinge on the endangered owls’ habitat throughout Eurasia; to learn more about how these activities might affect the birds, researchers set out on foot to hunt for owl nests over in a 20,213 square-kilometer region of the central Sikhote-Alin Mountains. After locating 14 nests by sight, listening for calls or searching for owl tracks and feathers in the snow, they searched for clues about what made the local real estate attractive. Not surprisingly, the birds tend to locate near a river for easy access to fish, and build their nests in trees old enough to contain large decayed cavities. The researchers also discovered something unexpected: The owls tend to nest in areas where old-growth trees have died and fallen into nearby streams, creating the deep pools and complex, shallow channels that provide ideal spawning ground for fish. These logjams also help fish survive in streams through the winter, the researchers report this month in the journal Oryx. In other words: Ancient trees provide owls not only shelter, but year-round nourishment.last_img read more