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  • Did LRA Ignore S/Court Order

    first_imgA request ordering Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to reinstate 56 dismissed employees of the Authority, and also allow them to receive their full salaries for three months (July, August and September 2015), pending the outcome of their case is yet to be implemented by the LRA.The order was given by Justice in Chamber of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh.The employees argued that previously, they were employed at the Ministry of Finance, and worked with the ministry smoothly before they were transferred to the LRA when they were vetted in June 2014.Unfortunately, according to them, they were dismissed without any cause by the LRA Management in July, which their lawyers sought the court’s intervention to have them reinstated to their respective previous positions.It was due to the complaint that Justice Kabineh asked the parties to return to status quo ante, which LRA is yet to comply with by reinstating the dismissed employees.In a letter to that effect dated October 14, copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, Justice Ja’neh wrote to the LRA saying, to return the parties to the status quo and to allow them to receive their full employment salaries and benefits pending the disposition of the matter. “And that compliance herewith demonstrated through information to this court with reasonable time as of the date not to exceed 30 days,” he said.Justice Ja’neh’s decision came after lawyers representing the dismissed staff asked him to do so.Immediately after failing to adhere to the Supreme Court ruling, the employees’ lawyers in a complaint to Justice Ja’neh, a copy of which is also with the Daily Observer, stated that, “Your Honour, the management of LRA have failed and refused in open defiance of a clear mandate of the court based on our request and have not taken even the initial step of calling the employees to work.”The letter further said, “LRA has not taken any step to pay the employees’ salaries and benefits for the months of July, August and September; a period in which all current employees of the LRA have been paid.”The lawyers added, “we asked your Honor to take any appropriate action deemed proper to cause the LRA to obey the mandate of the court so that our clients can return to status quo ante, and to receive their salaries, benefits and bonus in keeping with the law.”When contacted for their reaction concerning the order from the court, a source from the LRA said that their lawyers are working on the case and therefore they could not respond to any questions from the Daily Observer.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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  • Teen allegedly stabs labourer to death during drinking spree

    first_imgA 14-year-old boy is now in custody after he allegedly stabbed a 29-year-old labourer to death Saturday evening at Auchlyne Village, Corentyne, Berbice.The dead man has been identified as Desmond Sewdat of Auchlyne Village. Based on information received, the teen and the now dead man were seen imbibing after which an argument broke out between them.However, the argument escalated into a scuffle. Shortly after the scuffle, the now dead man was discovered lying motionless with a single stab wound to his stomach.He was picked up and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries on the way there.At the home of the dead man, his sister, Nafeeza, told Guyana Times that she received a report that her brother was injured and was lying on the street.At the time, she was at the Community Centre and she left about five minutes after. When she arrived at the scene, Police were already there and from all indications, her brother was already dead.“The Police tell me that he already died… he had one bore on his chest.”The grieving sister related that the suspect was not at the scene when she arrived.Another sibling, Shameza, explained that her now dead brother visited her prior to his demise. According to her, Sewdat was under the influence of alcohol when he visited and he asked for a telephone call to his godfather. He then asked his father for a shirt and left.Eyewitnesses stated that the now dead man, who was imbibing with friends, was being ‘tantalised’ about a dirty shirt that he was wearing. He left and returned with the clean shirt, but his friends continued to tease him.The sister noted that her brother and the suspect were friends. “I always see him talking to this boy and one, one time I does see he and dis boy riding on the road, but I don’t know if they have a close relationship because he don’t live here with me and only when he drink, he does come….” she explained.Meanwhile, the suspect’s mother, Eulex Welch, confirmed that the now dead man and the teenager were close friends.“The boys dem don’t do without meh son. Sometimes early morning that same one that dead does come early in the morning for O’Neal and I does quarrel why he dot to come calling before 6:00. I tell him he musn’t come for meh son because when he in his worries is I alone goes got to go and run behind O’Neal, you all don’t even give me a dollar to look after meh son, so you all don’t come calling for him.”Eulex Welch, the mother of the teen accused of murderAccording to Welch, her son told investigators that he and the now dead man indeed had an argument over clothes.“He told the Police that he didn’t do the crime. The CID [Criminal Investigation Department] treated him very nice, but the Police harassing him a lot. The CID asked me if I satisfy with the statement and I tell them yes.“He said he never do it. He said that the man fall down with the knife and bore himself. He tell me that the boy was drunk.”“He had give my son some clothes from a barrel that he get and the clothes can’t fit him. When my son bring the clothes, I told him to carry it back, but he say that the two of them are friends.”Welch said the now dead man was demanding that the teenager return the clothes and he apparently refused to do so.The teen’s mother related that her son has been involved in several incidents and was arrested by the Police.“He went to Juvenile Centre. Only the other day he come from Juvenile Centre and a month before he come from Juvenile Centre. I can’t say what he went there for, because the Police did not tell me anything as a parent, they just pick him up and carry him,” she related.Welch is of the belief that her son did not commit the crime. This, she related, is based on his actions on Saturday.“Whenever he do something, he does get away and hide. When the Police come for him, he does run away. Saturday, he tell me that he didn’t do it and ask me to take him to the Police so he could clear his name,” the mother cried.She says there were other persons around and as such, they should all be held as suspects.“Is because my son is small and he can’t explain himself that is why they only hold him up,” she claimed. A post-mortem is expected to be performed on the man’s body today as Police continue their investigations. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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  • Huskies hoping to Fill the Bus Sunday

    first_imgThe Huskies Fill the Bus campaign is set to go this Sunday. Originally scheduled for Dec. 14th – the event had to be postponed due to cold weather. But, the team is hoping to make it happen this weekend. So, keep those donations handy, and stay tuned to energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com, in case of another postponement. Last year, the Huskies raised more than 17 thousand pounds of food for people in need, in an annual fundraiser that has become one of the most important annual events in the community.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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  • Man facing terrorism charges given bail to holiday in Donegal

    first_imgA man facing terrorism charges in Northern Ireland had his bail varied yesterday to allow him to holiday in Donegal. Dee Fennell, from Torrens Avenue in Belfast, made an application to Belfast Crown Court to amend his bail conditions this week. He is due to stand trial later this year on three charges arising from a speech he gave last Easter at a graveyard in Lurgan during a 1916 Commemoration event.The 34 year old has been accused of encouraging acts of terrorism, inviting support for the IRA and addressing a meeting to encourage support for the IRA. All three offences are dated April 5, 2015 and all fall under the Terrorism Act 2000.He has denied all three charges against him. During yesterday’s application, Judge Gordon Kerr QC was told the Crown was opposed to the variation by a prosection barrister who said that whilst awaiting trial on terrorist offences, Fennell “has been arrested, questioned and reported” on suspicion of murder and membership of a proscribed organisation. Although no details of Fennell’s arrest were mentioned during the bail application, it is understood to relate to the murder of Ardoyne taxi driver Michael McGribbon.The father of four, 34, died from gunshots he sustained in a shooting in an alleyway in north Belfast in April.Telling the court that his client “has not been charged with the murder”, Fennell’s solicitor Peter Corrigan asked for the bail variation to allow him to go to Donegal on holiday for a week.Mr Corrigan said: “He has been on bail for a significant period without breaching his conditions.” Mr Corrigan said that if bail was granted, his client would adhere to any requirements, such as reporting to the gardai, adding: “He is not going to abscond.”Opposing the variation, the prosecution barrister said that two of Fennell’s current bail conditions are that he lives in Belfast, and reports to the PSNI three times a week.Saying the accused was currently facing trial for terrorist offences, the barrister said that “in the interim period” between bail being granted and Fennell awaiting trial, he had been arrested and questioned for murder.Judge Kerr said that whilst he understand the Crown’s concerns, he would grant the variation after a cash surety of £2,000 was lodged. The judge ordered that Fennell report to gardai in Donegal twice this week.He also asked that both the house number and phone number of the cottage where Fennell is staying be provided to police.Man facing terrorism charges given bail to holiday in Donegal was last modified: August 24th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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  • Sam Allardyce believes DC United transfer will be ‘great’ for Wayne Rooney

    first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland A lack of game-time seemed set to continue under new boss Marco Silva, so the player agitated for a transfer.And with a protracted move to MLS now finalised, the 63-year-old feels the player is set for an experience which will sate his wish to play as much football as possible.Allardyce told talkSPORT: “He rarely didn’t play with me and then it came down to substitutions where I and the coaching staff would feel he was tiring somewhat.“After a long career at Wayne’s level it’s obviously going to be the case when you reach your 30s and the fitness levels are still rising in the Premier League. And it’s about whether you’re comfortable with that.“Are you going to play every game or are you going to sit on the bench? Latest transfer news Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father .@WayneRooney is ⚫️&🔴.#DCU | #NoWayneNoGain https://t.co/9dm3hEBqQG— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 28, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. WHITE KNIGHT Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino ‘perfect fit” Sam Allardyce greets a substituted Wayne Rooney during their time together at Everton. IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing “He might have spoken to the new manager [Marco Silva] and he didn’t see him playing on a regular basis, as he would like, so [he is] going to America and having a new experience.“I had absolutely no trouble with Wayne Rooney whatsoever. As a professional he accepted what we spoke about, occasionally he got frustrated, sometimes when he was substituted. I sometimes think that was with himself rather than me.“It’s a great move for him.” Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star GOSSIP Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce believes Wayne Rooney’s transfer to DC United will be ‘great’ for the player.Rooney spent time under Allardyce’s tutelage last season but the ex-England forward began to get frustrated at being substituted with questions asked about his fitness. Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder RANKED LIVING THE DREAM take zlat Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback REAL DEAL 1 heading off three-way race last_img read more

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  • CALM BEFORE THE STORM AS MET EIREANN ISSUES NEW ORANGE WARNING

    first_imgTODAY is going to be a lovely day to get out and about if you’re still in holiday mode – but enjoy it while it lasts as it’s just the calm before the storm.Weather forecasters have issued advance alerts for a new storm set to hit Co Donegal tonight and into Friday – with another severe windstorm looking extremely likely this Sunday night and into Monday.Following mild and clear weather for the most part today, things will turn nasty after dark. Heavy rain with strengthening winds will spread from the Atlantic into southwestern and western areas during the afternoon and countrywide during the evening, turning very showery.It will be very windy in the evening with stormy conditions likely – with a warning of possible coastal flooding due to hide tides, the strong winds and the rainfall.Meanwhile eircom says staff are working to restore services to hundreds of customers in south and west Donegal – 10 days after they were cut off.Said a spokesman: “More than 18,000 faults have been repaired over the past two weeks as a result of the recent severe weather before and during the Christmas period. “We would like to reassure all customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service that we are working as hard as possible to restore service.All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs and our crews will continue to carry out repair work throughout the weekend.”STATUS ORANGEWind Warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and LimerickBecoming stormy this evening and tonight and continuing for a time tomorrow with South to Southwest winds mean speed 65 to 90 km/hr with gusts 110 to 130 km/hr. Heavy rain, high tides and high seas also, with local flooding, especially in coastal areas.Issued:Thursday 02 January 2014 09:00Valid:Thursday 02 January 2014 17:00 to Friday 03 January 2014 14:00 CALM BEFORE THE STORM AS MET EIREANN ISSUES NEW ORANGE WARNING was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 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:donegal weatherstormweather warninglast_img read more

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  • UPDATED: DONEGAL GRAVEYARD CLOSED AS GARDAI CARRY OUT INVESTIGATION

    first_imgThe Garda tent which was erected at the cemetery on the outskirts of Annagry today.UPDATED: Gardaí have confirmed that they have carried out an exhumation on a grave in Annagry. The operation took place this morning, and is in conjunction with the North-West coroner.The exhumation has now concluded, but Gardaí have no further information to disclose at this stage. Locals were startled when detectives placed a black tent over a grave at Annagry Graveyard earlier today.Locals were asked not to visit the graveyard, which is on the outskirts of the gaeltacht village, while the investigation took place.An unmarked Garda car was also at the scene.   UPDATED: DONEGAL GRAVEYARD CLOSED AS GARDAI CARRY OUT INVESTIGATION was last modified: July 30th, 2015 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:AnnagrycoffindonegalGardaigraveyardlast_img read more

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  • NOAH puts the elderly first

    first_imgProviding a home, health and happiness to the elderly citizens of South Africa’s Mother City is the main focus for Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH).The organisation runs a number of clubs allowing them to mingle with their peers in a safe environment and take part in a variety of activitiesNeighbourhood Old Age Homes is a non-profit organisation working to provide elderly people in Cape Town with access to affordable healthcare facilities, a place to live and the space and resources needed to “age actively”.NOAH was established in 1981 when Catholic Welfare & Development – a non-governmental organisation that works to help communities combat poverty – acted in response to the need for safe and affordable accommodation for pensioners.“Given the stats relating to our rapidly ageing population, there is such a desperate need to expand the services of NOAH – this puts fire in our belly,” says Anne van Niekerk, the director at NOAH.“NOAH is an effective, efficient and cost-effective model and there is an urgency to replicate it in order to meet our challenge.”HEALTHCAREThrough a partnership with the Department of Health the organisation makes health care easy and convenient for older people.It runs a primary healthcare clinic in Woodstock that is manned by a trained nurse and a sessional doctor.Around 200 NOAH members and local pensioners frequent the clinic. Clinic members pay a R30 monthly fee to help cover running costs.The residents in Atlantis are members of the Woodstock Clinic, and the health of the Stellenbosch residents is overseen by a  nursing sister who is a member of the NOAH Steering Committee.HOME CARENoah provides accommodation for pensioners, taking into consideration their frailty, age and mental state.For those people who are still fit and able to care for themselves, the organisation has 13 independent houses, where they contribute towards the upkeep of the household. They pay an average of R400 a month, which includes their clinic membership fee and a contribution to household expenses such as electricity, cleaning, municipal bills and general maintenance. The Department of Social Development also subsidises the running costs of these houses.For those more fragile and dependent, NOAH has an assisted living home in Woodstock, where the tenants live under supervision with carers helping to look after them.“Apart from Woodstock and Khayelitsha, we have homes in Atlantis, Ida’s Valley, Elsies River, Parow, Athlone, Rondebosch East and Maitland,” says Van Niekerk.Today about 120 members of NOAH make use of the social clubs with around 48 members taking part in the club activities in WoodstockShe adds, “The most rewarding part of the job is seeing the impact of a safe and affordable home for someone who is in desperate need.”The organisation stresses that the houses aren’t frail care institutions; pensioners who suffer from severe dementia or are unable to spend extended hours without care are not catered for at the homes.HAPPINESSTo provide social interaction to stimulate the residents, and promote them being active, the organisation runs a number of clubs.Woodstock members can join a garden club, craft club or exercise group, and in Khayelitsha there are a number of socialising clubs, all within walking distance of the homes.PLAY YOUR PARTIn order to fund the organisation, NOAH offers an ‘adoption’ scheme; patrons can adopt a home, housing up to 14 people, at R50 000 a year, and have it branded to their specifications.A donation of R80 a month, or R875, a year pays for a single patient’s primary health care at the NOAH clinic and other sums contribute to maintenance on their homes.To find out more about NOAH or to talk to the facilitators, email them, or call them on +27 (0)21 447 6334.last_img read more

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  • Tarun Tejpal’s trial in case of alleged rape to begin on Feb. 26

    first_imgFormer Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal will face trial in the case of alleged rape of a former junior journalist colleague, in a court in Panaji in February.Additional District and Sessions judge Vijaya Pol on Tuesday ruled that the in camera trial will commence on February 26 and continue for four consecutive days. The woman will depose and cross-examined during the hearings.In November 2013, Tejpal allegedly raped the woman in the elevator of a five-star resort in north Goa, while Tehelka magazine was hosting its annual international event.Following the registration of an FIR, Tejpal was arrested and remained in police and judicial custody for nearly a year. He was released on bail by the Supreme Courtlast_img read more

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  • Barcelona signs French defender Lucas Digne through 2022

    first_imgFC Barcelona announced Wednesday the signing of French defender Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain, for five football seasons and a transfer fee of 16.5 million euros ($18.3 million).The 22-year-old spent the 2015/2016 season on loan to AS Roma, which allowed him to play two Champions League matches against Barcelona during the group stage, netting one home draw (1-1) and a sobering 6-1 away loss, reports Efe.Digne’s new contract includes a variable clause worth four million euros that is dependent on the number of future team titles won and his individual performance throughout next season. (Also read: Barcelona confident Lionel Messi will stay, urge fans to support him)Digne was selected by his national team for the recent Euro 2016 but did not take part in any game.He is set to be presented to fans on Thursday at the Camp Nou Stadium.Digne faces tough competition from Jordi Alba, the undisputed starter in the left-back position for Barcelona chief coach Luis Enrique, as well as from Brazilian Adriano Correia and Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu. (Also read: Barcelona sign centre back Samuel Umtiti on five-year deal)PSG signed Digne three years ago from LOSC Lille, although last season he was loaned to AS Roma, where he made 29 appearances and scored three goals.Born in Meaux on July 20, 1993, Digne is an athletic ‘lefty’ with a powerful sprint and an offensive streak that fits perfectly with Barca’s attacking style.Digne won two French Ligue 1 titles during his stay at PSG, as well as the 2013 under-20 World Cup with France alongside central defender Samuel Umtiti, who was also signed by Barcelona in June.advertisementDigne is Barcelona’s third incoming transfer this summer, after the arrival of Umtiti and Spanish attacking midfielder Denis Suarez.last_img read more

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