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  • ‘We Must All Defend the Constitution’

    first_imgThe Chairman of the Council of Chiefs and Elders, Chief Zanzan Kawor is calling on government to be fully engaged in protecting the Constitution of Liberia and making it work effectively for all rather than only protecting officials.Chief Kawor, in his remarks at the recent launch of the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) Civic Education campaign, said the constitution has been used over the years to protect key government officials while they (officials) relied on local chiefs and the common people to protect and enforce it.He described the Constitution review process as a venture in a “good” direction because this time around it involves the collective efforts of all Liberians and not just a selected few as was the case of the 1986 Constitution.He said because the 1986 Constitution was crafted by a small group of people without the involvement of all Liberians, it has been seen as the “people’s thing” and not everyone’s Constitution.According to him, elders and chiefs in local communities have been using their authority to enforce the Constitution and other customary laws in the country without much help from central government.Chief Kawor noted that because government has not been fully engaged in protecting the law, many Liberians have not been abiding by it, thus, taking it into their own hands.House Speaker Alex Tyler, who served as the chief launcher of the CRC Civic Education campaign, told the gathering that the review process would now bring all Liberians on board. Therefore as many citizens as possible should participate in the process so they can have a say in making the Liberian law organic.Speaker Tyler urged the CRC to take into account all Liberians without discrimination, observing gender sensitivity and taking into account ethnic minorities and the disabled.Madam Elizabeth Mulbah of the Governance Commission acknowledged that the majority of people in Liberian society do not know the Constitution and therefore CRC must be diligent and patient by informing everyone in the simplest terms possible.She also called on Liberians to fully participate in the process and bring suggestions that would reflect the customs, values and culture of the nation in the new Constitution.Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President, Kamara A. Kamara, pledged his organization’s support to the process and said those at the institution level would fully participate in the review process; noting, “Any law that is made today will affect us either positively or negatively.”He said as an institution with responsibility to inform the public, this process lies within the PUL’s range; therefore, they must play a key role to form laws that would protect the media.The occasion was attended by former government officials including Dr. Kettehkumeh Murray, Harry Greaves, and a host of students from various schools.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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  • Two northern representatives on B.C. Tourism Marketing Committee

    first_img“The establishment of this committee ensures that tourism stakeholders from across the province have an active role in strengthening and aligning our marketing efforts,” says Board Chair Andrea Shaw. Ryan MacIvor has experience working with the Alaska Highway Tourism Association, Tourism Dawson Creek and the Northern B.C. Tourism Association, and says he’s looking forward to the new position. “I am excited to be part of Destination British Columbia’s Tourism Marketing Committee and look forward to working with my other counterparts throughout the province,” he says. “I am pleased to provide my experience and knowledge in creating recommendations for Destination British Columbia.” – Advertisement -The province has a goal of growing tourism revenues to $18 billion by 2016.last_img read more

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  • ‘If VAR had been available’ – The worst decision given against your team

    first_imgVideo assistant referees are ‘the future of football’, according to FIFA.The use of video replays to assist officials’ decisions is being trialled at the Confederations Cup, as well as other high profile football matches.It’s not without controversy, but imagine if referees had been able to view video replays in the past.Take a look in the gallery above at some pivotal moments where decisions may have been different, had VARs been around, changing the course of football history.Suggestions are courtesy of football supporters on Facebook. Get in touch on Facebook here, to add to the discussion. Manolo Gabbiadini has goal incorrectly ruled out against Man United in 2017 – Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini had the ball in the back of the net early in the 2017 EFL Cup final, but it was incorrectly ruled out for offside and Man United then took a two-goal lead. Gabbiadini then dragged Saints level before Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 3-2 in the dying moments. Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ for England v Germany at the 2010 World Cup – click right to see the key decision that could have changed history for your team – At 2-1 down in the first half of their last 16 match against Germany, Lampard’s shot clearly went over the line, but it wasn’t given. Germany went on to win 4-1 against an England team desperately pushing for an equaliser they should already have scored. 14 Wayne Rooney is awarded a penalty against Arsenal in 2004 – The Gunners were undefeated in 49 Premier League games when they travelled to Old Trafford in October 2004. United took the lead with time running out, thanks to a contentious penalty awarded when Rooney was supposedly fouled. United added a second in the 90th minute, to end Arsenal’s unbeaten run. Crystal Palace were denied a goal when they appeared to have the advantage – In the first half of the 2016 FA Cup final, referee Mark Clattenburg stopped the game to book Chris Smalling while failing to apply the advantage rule. The defender fouled Connor Wickham, but the Palace forward got up to continue playing in a promising position. The fans couldn’t believe it and manager Alan Pardew was furious. 14 14 Robert Pires dived to win a penalty for Arsenal against Portsmouth – Portsmouth were leading 1-0 when Robert Pires fell under a challenge from Dejan Stevanovic. The contact, if you can call it that, was minimal but Arsenal won a penalty and they secured a 1-1 draw at Highbury in 2003. It was the season the club remained unbeaten… 14 Pedro Mendes was denied a clear goal against Man United in 2005 – Spurs were denied victory in a 2005 Premier League game at Old Trafford when Pedro Mendes’ goal was ruled out. The referee judged the ball to have not crossed the line as goalkeeper Roy Carroll desperately clawed it away. It finished 0-0 and Tottenham were denied a first victory at the ground since 1989. To give you an idea of how bad the decision was, Johnny Martin on the talkSPORT Facebook page said: “the ball went four miles over the line.” Nemanja Vidic should have been sent off for fouling Gabriel Agbonlahor – Villa fans felt Nemanja Vidic should have been sent off in the opening minutes of Man United’s 2-1 League Cup final win in 2010. The defender pulled Gabriel Agbonlahor to the ground in the penalty area when he was the last man, but he remained on the pitch even as Villa scored the spot kick. United, with 10 men, fought back to win. Paul Gascoigne should have been sent off in 1991 – In the first few minutes of the 1991 FA Cup final, Gazza planted his studs onto Forest’s Garry Parker’s chest in a wild lunge at the ball (think De Jong v Alonso in 2010). If he was sent off then he wouldn’t have been on the pitch 15 minutes later to make another awful tackle. This one was on Gary Charles and still he received neither a yellow or red card. He paid for it, though, when he was stretchered off moments later having torn his cruciate ligaments as he wiped Charles out. Stuart Pearce scored the resulting free-kick, but Spurs won 2-1. Would it have different for Forest had they been playing against 10 men? 14 14 14 14 14 Leeds are robbed of European Cup by poor decisions from referee in 1975 – Leeds were playing in their biggest game when they met Bayern in the 1975 European Cup final. However, the club were robbed when Peter Lorimer had a goal ruled out in a game they were also denied a penalty when Franz Beckenbauer fouled Allan Clarke. Fans felt cheated and some of them caused chaos in the stands, with Bayern eventually winning 2-0. 14 14 Nani is harshly sent off against Real Madrid – Nani, with his eye on the ball, raised his leg high in a 2013 Champions League match against Real Madrid. He caught Alvaro Arbeloa on the underside of his arm when United were winning 1-0, was sent off and then Fergie’s boys conceded two goals and 10 man United and were eliminated. The Old Trafford manager was so angry with the decision that he pushed kit man Albert Morgan out of the way to run from his bench and berate the match officials. Duncan Ferguson has a goal disallowed v Villarreal – Ferguson’s excellent header flew into the net against Villarreal in a 2005 Champions League qualifier, however, referee Pierluigi Collina disallowed the goal and the Everton striker still isn’t sure why. “I think he may have had it in his mind that he was going to blow for a foul even before the ball had been delivered,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “He had been hard on me the whole game.” Everton lost 2-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate, but Ferguson’s goal could have taken the game to extra-time. Filippo Inzaghi’s goal in the 2007 Champions League final should not have stood, according to Liverpool fans – Milan exacted revenge on Liverpool for their 2005 Champions League final win, with a 2-1 victory in 2007. However, ask any Reds fan and they will tell you Milan’s first goal should never have been allowed as Andrea Pirlo’s free-kick went in off Filippo Inzaghi’s arm. It completely wrong footed Pepe Reina who appeared to be on course to save it. Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo made numerous mistakes against Chelsea – Chelsea had rotten luck in their 2009 Champions League semi-final defeat against Barcelona – aka the Battle of the Bridge – and they were raging. Chelsea had four penalty appeals turned down in a match they were leading 1-0 and then Andres Iniesta’s strike deep in injury-time sealed the visitors’ place in the final on away goals. Ouch. 14 14 14 Thierry Henry’s handball helped France score a crucial World Cup play-off goal against Ireland – At the Stade de France in the second leg of the World Cup play-off match in 2009, Ireland were cruelly denied when France qualified with a goal which should have been disallowed. Thierry Henry clearly handled the ball before setting up William Gallas to equalise on the night and go 2-1 ahead on aggregate. last_img read more

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  • STEPHEN MCBREARTY TIPPED AS ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS SEASON BY GAA PUNDITS

    first_imgStephen McBrearty.Stephen McBrearty has been tipped to make a big impact for Donegal this season by a host of GAA commentators. The younger brother of Patrick McBrearty has already established himself as a household name within Donegal – but many are tipping him to make a big impact for the Donegal Senior side this season.Popular online website Joe.ie – profiled FIVE players who they think will make a big impact on this season’s GAA League and Championship campaigns – and McBrearty made that list. Profiling McBrearty they wrote, “Provided he doesn’t get whisked away to the AFL, this powerful forward could provide a little fresh blood to Rory Gallagher’s Donegal attack.“Watching an at times blunt forward division last year one might have imagined what Donegal could do with another Paddy McBrearty – well here is the next best thing, his younger brother.“Like O’Callaghan, he was a minor star in 2014 and has been in demand of late, with the Kilcar seniors and U21s, plus Donegal seniors and U21s, calling on the roving corner-forward.“Handed in a mixed McKenna Cup report card, but Gallagher is not so blessed with manpower that he can ignore the obvious talents of the latest McBrearty phenom.” GAA website Hoganstand.com also compiled a similar list and again named Stephen McBrearty as a player to keep an eye on this summer.STEPHEN MCBREARTY TIPPED AS ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS SEASON BY GAA PUNDITS was last modified: January 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAnewsSportStephen McBreartyTop 5last_img read more

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  • Aston Villa refuse to sell Jack Grealish on the cheap despite financial woes

    first_img4 Aston Villa will not sell Jack Grealish on the cheap this summer despite their financial struggles.It is claimed the cash-strapped Villans are determined they will not be held to ransom by clubs looking to take advantage of their mounting money problemsGrealish – one of Villa’s star players and a boyhood fan – is rated at £30million and is reportedly wanted by a host of Premier League clubs.Grealish has been one of Aston Villa’s key players this seasonThe 22-year-old impressed last season, despite only scoring three times, but the club’s failure to return to the Premier League has plunged them into financial uncertainty.Villa lost the Championship play-off final 1-0 to Fulham last month after finishing fourth in the table.A week after that defeat, Villa missed a tax payment and there were fears the club could enter administration.But owner Tony Xia has paid £500,000 towards the bill and they club are expected to shell out a further £1.2million by the end of the week.The outstanding amount is then likely to be sent swiftly, ensuring administration is not an immediate threat.Grealish is Villa’s best option of raising a quick lump sum of cash as they look for £40million to comply with Financial Fair Play rules – but they will hold firm on their £30million valuation.West Ham, Manchester United and Leicester City have been linked with the 22-year-old.It has not been ruled out that Grealish – who wants to stay for another year – could remain at Villa Park, and the club will look for other income sources, although that is a risky strategy.He has not yet been categorically told he will be sold, but that appears the most likely outcome, with a bidding war Villa’s best chance of getting the top price.Welsh defender James Chester has also been linked with a move, while John Terry – one of the biggest wages on Villa’s books – will leave on a free and full-back Alan Hutton is expected to depart when his contract expires at the end of the month as the club cuts costs.John Terry is set to leave the club after missing out on promotionTony Xia has settled Villa’s outstanding tax bill but is open to selling to clubOwner and chairman Xia is now also acting as Aston Villa’s chief executive after Keith Wyness was suspended on Tuesday.Xia has been struggling with short-term cash-flow with tight rules on taking money out of China causing problems.He is keen to remain in charge but there are at least three parties interested in buying the club, including a shareholder of Major League Baseball giants the New York Yankees. Jack Grealish has impressed for Aston Villa this season last_img read more

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  • ‘STAY AWAY’ PLEA AS LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL HIT BY OVERCROWDING AGAIN

    first_imgManagement at Letterkenny General Hospital are urging people to avoid the Emergency Department if at all possible today due to overcrowding.Outpatient clinics have also been cancelled as a result of the overcrowding with several patients on trolleys.Mr Couse’s surgical clinic has been cancelled although orthopedic clinics will go ahead today. It’s just the latest crisis at the hospital which some staff say hasn’t enough people to cope.And further cuts to the hospital budget are expected next week.‘STAY AWAY’ PLEA AS LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL HIT BY OVERCROWDING AGAIN was last modified: November 28th, 2011 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:Letterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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  • DONEGAL MAN UNDERTAKES MARATHON CYCLE TO……..AUSTRALIA!

    first_imgA Donegal man and his friend are planning to travel to Australia but have penciled in seven months for their journey.Unlike most other travellers, the two 25 year olds are planning to cycle the 15,000 kms Down Under.Ambitious Aidan Murphy from Dunfanaghy and friend Paul Quinn, from Tyrone will cycle through 18 countries and expect to get to Australia next April after they leave in September. Aidan has spent the last few weeks toning up for the challenge by cycling around the roads of Dunfanaghy and Creeslough.The pals are hoping to raise more than €20,000 for both the Irish Cancer Society and the Alzheimers Society.Both charities are close to the lads’ hearts with Aidan’s mother Monica dying of breast cancer in 1992 when he was just five years old.Paul’s mother Geraldine is a full-time carer for her grandmother Sarah Cunningham, 90, who has had Alzheimers for the past 10 years. Aidan, a sale rep, is looking forward to cycling through countries such as France, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran, India, Malaysia and finally Australia but admits it will be exhausting.“We are hoping to cycle on average of 100 kms a day and over seven months we know that is going to be exhausting.“It’s going to be an adventure and a lot people think we’re mad but it’s going to be a real challenge.“At the end of the day we are hoping that we can raise all this money so that both these very worth charities can benefit,” he said.DONEGAL MAN UNDERTAKES MARATHON CYCLE TO……..AUSTRALIA! was last modified: August 24th, 2012 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:AIDAN MURPHYAustraliacharitycycleDunfanaghyIrish Cancer Societylast_img read more

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  • MAN IN HOSPITAL AFTER CAR SMASH

    first_imgA MOTORIST has been treated in hospital after a car crash in Bundoran today.The vehicle crashed in the Drumcarin Avenue area just after 4am.Gardai were in the area at the time. The scene – at the junction with Main Street – is closed while Gardai investigate the incident.The motorist was not seriously hurt in the crash. MAN IN HOSPITAL AFTER CAR SMASH was last modified: November 7th, 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:bundoranMAN IN HOSPITAL AFTER CAR SMASHlast_img read more

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  • GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

    first_imgThe final of the Buy a Buster 350 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races listed and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Toogoodtoobeat; 2, Cailin Or; 3, Toobufftootough; 4, Crash My World; 5, Bovally Mist; 6, Lisbuoy Fire. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, Leahs Finch; 3, Wilma; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Coolcholly Kate; 6, Backdoor Jamie.Race 3 Booking Office Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise; 2, Bardic Rose; 3, Burma Baby; 4, Pipeline Jean; 5, School Run; 6, Tons of Speed.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Bua Napoleon; 2, Cant Change It; 3, Friend of Jack; 4, Original Song; 5, Keady Gift; 6, Claires Diamond.Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook (525 yards): 1, Longrange Bazie; 2, Shinrone Dash; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Bua Milan; 6, Bold Cola. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Do It Ruso; 4, Goodinthehood; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Altmore Rose.Race 7 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 350 (350 yards): 1, Ghetto Buddy; 2, Garlyn Patch; 3, So So; 3, Quare Evening; 5, Ballybun Oshea; 6, Ardnasool Kagawa.Race 8 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Rampant Razzle; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Uncle Lez; 4, Blackstone Hugh; 5, Longrange Shaw; 6, Nosey Taz.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Belindas Cruise; 2, Do It Boy; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Smuring Convoy; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 10 Buy a Buster 350 Final (350 yards): 1, Mottos Impact; 2, Mizen Magic; 3, Coldwater Aoife; 4, Tahina Kadyn; 5, Tahina Sabrina; 6, Blackhall Hero. Race 11 Gearoid McCafferty Stag Party 525 Stakes (525 yards): 1, Tommylees Buddy; 2, Killacolla Babe; 3, Tullna Island; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Maid of More; 6, Mullrook Kofi.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend; 2, Counterfit; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Hather If; 5, Mollies Fast; 6, Crash the Party.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

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  • Donegal architecture firm has designs on future after major awards

    first_imgA Donegal architecture firm has scooped two awards at the Property Industry Excellence Awards hosted by KPMG and the Irish Independent. McCabe Architects made their mark at the black-tie gala awards ceremony which was held on Thursday last in the Convention Centre, Dublin.The awards independently recognise the highest standards of professionalism and excellence across the entire property sector. Highlighting and honouring excellence, setting the benchmark for professionalism in the sector. Over 160 nominations were judged across 13 categories.McCabe Architects were hugely successful on the night, picking up not one but two awards.The first being awarded with ‘Community Benefit Project of the Year’ for Cé Ráth Maoláin, The Rathmullan Public Convenience Centre.Judges commented on how the new facility has provided a positive impact in the local neighbourhood of Rathmullan and has delivered positive benefits to the community. The firm was also awarded with the highly recognised ‘Regional Excellence’ award.This award identifies and celebrates excellence achieved by a firm across the various professional disciplines in the Irish property sector with the award focused on firms outside of the greater Dublin region.This is a highly significant honour for McCabe Architects to receive recognition at a national level.Donegal architecture firm has designs on future after major awards was last modified: December 4th, 2019 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:awardsdonegalMcCabe Architectslast_img read more

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