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VP Boakai’s Dinner Marred by Protest on Visit to US

first_imgFridley, Minn – A dinner tendered here late last October in honor of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai didn’t pass without drama as a small group of Liberian protesters showed up at the Passion Event Center in Fridley, the site of the event, to protest against bad governance in Liberia.Protesters who came from two Liberian community activist groups known as MOLAC and CLACI, denounced the present “Ellen-Boakai” regime for what they said is the regime’s bad governance system in Liberia. They accused the “Ellen-Boakai” government of cuddling corruption, nepotism and abuses of human rights.Protesters further called on the regime to support the international community to establish a war crimes court in Liberia to try warlords and rebel commanders suspected of having carried out civilian genocides during the civil-war.“We need a war crimes court in Liberia for accountability,” screamed one poster. And another said, “Ebola exposed the failed and corrupt leadership of Ellen-Boakai’s administration.” The demonstrators were led by community activist, Seyon Nyanwleh, and didn’t seem deterred by the cold Minnesota weather either. They stayed outdoors and protested through the night.Liberians at home and abroad appear divided over establishing a war crimes court in the country. Similarly, they’ve remained divided on the implementation of recommendations presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ((TRC), which suggested people bearing the greatest burdens for genocides in the wars should face trial, while others should be barred from seeking public office for 30 years.Nyanwleh, a University of Minnesota political science graduate, has become known in the African immigrant community here for rallying communities together in incidents of tragedy. Earlier this year, he helped organize search efforts that led to finding then missing Liberian 10 year-old Barway Collins, whose father later confessed to killing him.Recently, he also helped organize searches for missing Mounds View Liberian resident, Henry McCabe, whose body was found Nov. 2.Hours before the protest, Nyanwleh, along with Rev. Harding Smith, a Liberian community pastor who comforted the Collins family during the Barway tragedy, participated in a church opening ceremony at Brooklyn Center where both called on Liberians to stand together.The dinner for VP Boakai was organized by “Patriots for Liberia’s Transformation,” a new organization.During the event, a struggle among members of Unity Party-Minnesota branch and Patriots for Liberia’s Transformation came to light. Erasmus Williams, identified as head of UP MN chapter, was denied entry to the banquet hall. He told our correspondent that he had personally bought a ticket at $100 for the dinner.VP Boakai hails from northwest Liberia’s Lofa County, a mountainous region where mineral deposits were discovered in the Wologizi Mountain few years ago. He came under severe criticism in 2013 when he lobbied House officials in attempts to pave the way for an Indian mining company, O.P. Jindal Group, to win mining contracts for Mt. Wologizi.He had earlier expressed interest in the same company after he returned to Liberia following a visit to India. Boakai’s lobbying was strongly rejected by Liberians, particularly Lofans, given the level of corruption that exists in the current administration.While Boakai’s government has aggressively fought in past years to purge the country’s rich and enviable cultures, including the performing arts, his supporters in the US, on the other hand, have, ironically, continued to rally local artists to provide entertainment for the aging vice president each time he comes to the US.At the Fridley dinner, a group of local freelance Liberian cultural artists opened the event with traditional African drumming that added color to the occasion.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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Abducted miner escaped after Kuribrong shooting

first_img…2 suspects in custodyThe miner of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), who was allegedly abducted following a shooting incident at Kuribrong trail, Potaro River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), has escaped.This was confirmed by Police on Tuesday.Dead: Perion “Redman” BobbPolice have, however, stated that they are investigating the murder of 34-year-old Perion “Redman” Bobb, a driver/mechanic of Lot 23 Caribese Hill, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).He was reportedly shot to the stomach at close range and died immediately. The miner, who was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, was allegedly abducted by the suspects but managed to escape from his abductors.The police have also confirmed that two men are in custody and are assisting with the investigation.It was reported that the shooting might have stemmed from an old grievance involving stripping a truck of its parts which were later taken and installed on another vehicle.The dead man’s mother, Jacqueline Bobb, had stated that her son was threatened and as such, she made a report at the Bartica Police Station.She explained that he left home on Thursday evening for the backdam, since he had to transport goods and other items for the man with whom he worked.“They shouldn’t have killed him, they does do him all kinds of things…they does rob him. When he does do their work they don’t pay him. He does tell me, I say ‘come out the bush, must come and look yourself, don’t worry with that’. I say ‘you ain’t working with a boss man?’ He say ‘well if people owe the boss they owe he too’,” the woman said.The aggrieved woman stated that a few months ago, her son was sick and at that time, she urged him not to return to the interior but he did not pay her heed.“Now that he get all he strength, they kill he… God in heavens knows why they killed him… he don’t trouble anyone… but I does tell he that bad things does happen in the interior,” the grieving woman said.The now dead man was the woman’s eldest son.last_img read more

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Armed bandits storm party spot, rob customers

first_imgAlthough more Police ranks were deployed to patrol the area, another brazen robbery was carried out at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD). Guyana Times was told that on Tuesday evening at around 19:30h, two armed men pounced on the Sun Beam Hangout Bar, New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.Another business robbed in the Vreed-en-Hoop, WCDReports are the two armed men entered the bar under the pretext of wanting to purchase cigarettes. However, shortly after making the purchase, the two men whipped out their guns and demanded that everyone remain silent and that they hand over their valuables. Manager at the facility, Yodeshwar Chetram, explained that the bandits demanded cash and alcohol.“The two guys purchased a $100 Bristol and when they came out back outside, they had the customers already at gunpoint,” the eyewitness pointed out.After they robbed the customers of their cash and other valuables, the two men proceeded to enter the bar and further demanded cash as well as a quantity of alcohol.Reports are that the bandits made good their escape in a white Toyota 212 car which was heavily tinted.This publication was told that a total of $60,000 in cash and the keys to a motorcar were taken from the customers. The Police were called and later launched an investigation into the robbery. However, up to press time, no arrests had been made.Late September, two bandits invaded the Players Bar at Crane Old Road, WCD where they reportedly stole $150,000 in cash from the business before making good their escape on two red CG motorcycles. The female shopkeeper noted that it was only one week prior (on September 18) that four bandits, two of whom were armed with guns, stormed the same bar, and had made off with her gold chain, mobile phone and $35,000 cash from the bar.On September 26, Digicel’s Vreed-en-Hoop outlet was robbed after three gunmen escaped with a quantity of the company’s mobile phones.Additionally, the RH Value Supermarket at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, was also robbed and the female proprietor had noted that bandits grabbed her by the throat and pulled a gun on her son before they made off with $200,000 cash and $50,000 in phone cards.last_img read more

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Registration now open for Peace Country Open

first_imgSigning up for the tournament will give you three days of stroke play golf, plus a practice round. Also included in registration is a first tee gift, along with a barbecue dinner, contests and prizes.Members can register for $150, while the cost for non-members is $225. Those wanting to take to the links over the long weekend can call the Lakepoint Pro Shop at 250-785-5566, ext. 21.The first tee shots will be hit August 3, and the event will run through the 5th.- Advertisement –last_img

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Suspect in fatal wildfire enters not-guilty plea

first_imgIngrid Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said no decision had been made on whether to seek a death sentence. The deadly fire, which followed several smaller blazes, was ignited on Oct. 26, 2006, and spread by fierce Santa Ana winds. It eventually charred more than 60 square miles near Banning, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. Oyler was arrested Oct. 31 and has been held without bail. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RIVERSIDE – A man accused of setting a deadly wildfire that killed five firefighters last fall pleaded not guilty Monday to murder, arson and other charges. Defendant Raymond Lee Oyler, 36, appeared in court but did not speak. His attorney entered the pleas for Oyler, who was not handcuffed and wore a black suit and blue tie. Last month, Judge Jeffrey J. Prevost ordered Oyler to stand trial on five counts of first-degree murder, 22 counts of arson and 17 counts of use of an incendiary device related to nearly two dozen fires between May 16 and Oct. 26, 2006. The judge also found probable cause for special circumstance allegations that could make Oyler eligible for the death penalty. last_img read more

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 holding 50’s/60’s themed fundraiser

first_imgThere will be a diner open from 6 until 9 with a variety of great items including hot dogs, burgers, and ice cream sundaes. The silent auction portion of the night gets started at 8, along with 50/50 draws and prime rib draws.During the dance a number of prizes will be given away. Among the categories of prizes will be awards for best costumes, best dancers, jive and hula hoop contests, as well as spot dances.Tickets for tomorrow night are available at the legion for $25. You can get them by calling 250-785-3917.- Advertisement –last_img

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FA confirm offer to buy Wembley Stadium

first_img“We can confirm that the FA has received an offer to buy Wembley Stadium,” an FA statement read.According to the Standard, Khan has struck an outline agreement with FA boss Martin Glenn to transfer Wembley to foreign ownership for the first time.The shock proposal was being put before the full board of the domestic game’s governing body on Thursday.Shahid Khan, who owns Championship club Fulham and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is behind the £500 million ($698 million) bid to buy Wembley Stadium, the London Evening Standard reported © Getty/AFP/File / Logan BOWLESWembley, which has a 90,000-capacity, was reopened in 2007 after the FA’s seven-year, £757 million rebuild of the home of English football.The flamboyant Khan is a Pakistan-born American billionaire, who made his fortune in the car parts business.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wembley Stadium in northwest London pictured during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on February 10, 2018 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 26 – The Football Association revealed on Thursday that they have received an offer to buy iconic Wembley stadium.The London Evening Standard reported that Shahid Khan, who owns Championship club Fulham and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is behind the £500 million ($698 million) bid to buy the national stadium.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 5th AugustCongratulations: History was made in a rain soaked Letterkenny on Sunday night, when a the youthful Scarvey squad claimed the club’s first Donegal Hurling Minor Championship title.This was a highly unexpected win due to the unavailability of some key players. The absence of Tom Clare (hols), Jack O Loughlin (hols), Aedan Stokes and Sean Mc Fadden (inj), and John Campbell, left Buncrana with only 15 available players. Even more pleasing to the management is the age profile of the team as only 3 players are overage next year. The Buncrana team set the tempo from the start and their never-say-die attitude was the difference in the end as neither side gave an inch. Setanta from Killygordan went into the game as red hot favorites having already beaten this Buncrana side at u14 and u16 championship final’s in previous years. Caoimhin Mac Lochlainn started in his unfamiliar role and did well throughout. He was flanked by u16 players Darren (Roe) Doherty and Paul Nelson, who battled hard throughout. Buncrana captain Dónal Óg Mac Lochlainn led by example throughout and was a rock in the second half. The halfback line of Conor Grant, Dermot Doherty and Daniel Wilson where immense and will be happy with their performance. Midfield duo of Stephen Nelson and Jamie McLaughlin (1pt) where the launch pad of many successful attacks. Conor McCormick  lined out at half forward and was equally adapt at clearing a ball out of defense as he was in attack. Michael Farrell (1pt) worked tirelessly throughout. The full forward line of Denver Coyle, Patrick Kelly and Sean Deery fought hard against a strong Setanta back line. Sam (Roe) Doherty would have been the pick of the forwards, his youthful years did not prevent him matching the physical strength of the Setanta outfit and was ever reliable from the dead ball scoring 7pts, (6 f’s). This side will undoubtedly form the back bone of any future Buncrana Senior Hurling Side. The management would like to thank the squad as they where a pleasure to work with all year and they are a credit to their families and the Club. This is not the end of the line for this squad as in October they will field in the Ulster Club Hurling Championship. Halftime score was 0.5 to 1.1, Final score 0:9 to 1:5. All Ireland Quarter Final: The draw has been made and Donegal must overcome Kerry on Sunday 5th August if they are to advance to the Semi-Final. Ticket orders for the quarter final will be taken on Monday 30th July in the Clubhouse from 5-7pm. Arrangements will not be finalised until Monday afternoon but info so far is adult stand prices will be €30 & juveniles €5. There will also be concessions for students & OAPs, price to be confirmed but likely to be charged full price with discount being given at turnstile.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome. Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,940 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 25thth July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 3-5-11-21. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:G. Powell, Cathal O’Doherty AveDella Kelly and Family, Burnfoot Niall Crossan, 52 Cockhill ParkSheila Ivers, Creagh, ClonmanyARbuckle Sisters, 15a Cluain MhuireCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated. Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaOisín DohertyPRO CLG Bun Cranncha0863390666buncrana.pro@gmail.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 30th, 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:GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo will be ‘eternally grateful’ to Real Madrid if he leaves

first_img RANKED Mendes has refused to confirm whether Ronaldo has decided to leave Real Madrid or not LATEST While Ronaldo’s Madrid future remains in the air, the LaLiga powerhouses have continued their preparations for next season with the signing of Spain defender Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad.The 22-year-old right-back will put pen-to-paper on a six-year contract with Madrid, subject to a medical, the club announced on Thursday.Reports in Spain say Madrid have paid in the region of 35 million euros (£31m) for Odriozola, who becomes the club’s first new signing since Julen Lopetegui replaced Zinedine Zidane as head coach.Lopetegui included Odriozola in his Spain squad for this summer’s World Cup, but the San Sebastian-born full-back did not feature in any of the team’s four matches as they were knocked out at the last-16 stage.Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament after accepting the Madrid job, with Fernando Hierro taking charge. 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Speculation surrounding the five-time Ballon d’Or winners’ future has been mounting recently Latest Transfer News Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi went one step further on Thursday and said the transfer has already been completed.Mendes refused to confirm whether or not Ronaldo has decided to leave the Bernabeu, but said it would be a “new challenge” if the Portugal superstar did move on.He told Portuguese newspaper Record: “If this happens it will simply be a new stage, a new challenge in his brilliant career.“If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he will be eternally grateful to the club, the president, all the directors, the medical staff, all the staff without exception, as well as all the Madrid fans around the world.”Ronaldo has regularly been linked with a move away from Madrid, but speculation has intensified in the wake of comments he made after the team’s Champions League final win over Liverpool in May.Speaking to beIN Sports, Ronaldo said immediately following the 3-1 victory in Kiev: “In the coming days there will be an answer about my future for the fans, who have always been by my side. It has been very nice playing for Real Madrid.” targets 2 Despite suggesting he would reveal more soon, the 33-year-old, who has been on World Cup duty with Portugal, has not publicly commented on his future since that match.However, the last couple of days has seen increased media reports of an impending divorce between Madrid and their all-time record goalscorer, who joined the Spanish giants in a then-world record £80million move from Manchester United in 2009.Various clubs had been linked with Ronaldo, but Juve have seemingly emerged as front-runners in a deal which could see the Italian champions splash out £88m on the five-time Ballon d’Or award winner.That would smash Juve’s existing record transfer record, which was the £75m they spent to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in 2016. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Cristiano Ronaldo will be “eternally grateful” to Real Madrid if he decides to call time on his nine-year stay with the European champions, his agent Jorge Mendes has said.Ronaldo is being heavily linked with a sensational 100million euros switch to Juventus, with speculation in Spain and Italy that an agreement between the clubs could be struck soon.last_img read more

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Unai Emery warned by Arsenal chiefs over failure to qualify for Champions League

first_imgRaul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham appointed head of football and managing director respectively, as Ivan Gazidis leaves for A.C. Milan— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 18, 2018He added: “We do have a self-sustaining business model so the more years you spend out of the Champions League the bigger strain it puts on the business model.“There’s not a final point we get to where it becomes a catastrophic problem and we are nowhere near that.“We run the business in a responsible way – we know there are at least six teams who have a minimum requirement of being in the Champions League.“So we have that robustness built into our business model that we can have some seasons in the Europa League and still make the investments we need.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Arsenal reached the Europa League semi-final under Arsene Wenger last season and Emery has already guided them to progression from the group stage this time around.Winning the tournament would mean a return to the Champions League, as would a first top four finish in three years. Arsene Wenger achieved 19 consecutive Champions League campaigns as Arsenal manager The Gunners are said to have missed out on around £25million last season after failing to qualify for the Champions League for the second successive year.Venkatesham adds that Champions League football is a ‘minimum requirement’ for Arsenal and has tasked Emery with getting the club ‘back to where it needs to be’.The challenge of doing so requires Arsenal usurping the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham – who currently occupy the top four positions in the Premier League.While competing in the Champions League is where supporters want to be, it also makes it easier to attract new signings and results in more money coming into the club coffers.“It is not going to be easy but I absolutely, 100 per cent believe Arsenal Football Club can get back to where it needs to get,” said Venkatesham. BEST OF REVEALED shining 3 Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been warned by his superiors that he MUST get the club back in the Champions League.Managing director Vinai Venkatesham says the club is missing out on ‘tens of millions of pounds’ from their failure to qualify for Europe’s elite competition. ADVICE MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY huge blow “The first step we need to do is get back into the Champions League and then we need to start competing and then we need to start winning the biggest trophies in the game.“We need to be realistic, last season we finished sixth and we had our second season in a row in the Europa League – that is not where we want this football club to be.“I think it has an impact across the club – it is a material impact, financially, being in the Europa League and not the Champions League. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Arsenal currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, but are only three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Most Read In Football “It is hard to put a number on it because it depends how well you do in the Europa League and how well you do in the Champions League and it depends on how many English clubs are in both.“But it is tens of millions of pounds, it is a material impact being in the Europa League – so that is the financial bit of it.”While supporters may worry that the financial impact could lead to Arsenal being cut adrift from the top clubs at home and on the continent, Venkatesham believes the club’s model can sustain a longer period out of the Champions League before that becomes a concern.Venkatesham stepped up to become Arsenal’s managing director following Ivan Gazidis’ decision to leave his role of chief executive and move to a similar position at AC Milan. Unai Emery has been tasked with getting Arsenal back in the Champions League Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 3last_img read more

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