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first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has strongly denied media reports that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf advised her Malawian counterpart Madam Joyce Banda not to fight corruption during an election year.During an interactive discussion with some Liberians on Wednesday, at the Center for Exchange of Intellectual Opinions, (CEIO) the Liberian Foreign Minister, who recently accompanied President Johnson Sirleaf to that southern African nation, clarified that at no time did President Sirleaf tell President Banda not to fight corruption in the heat of a election fight. President Banda, is seeking making a run of her own at the presidency. Malawi is scheduled to hold Presidential and Parliamentary elections in May of this year.“Let me tell you that the Malawian Presidential Press Secretary has come out with a clarification. But I can tell you that this statement going around, especially on the Internet, claiming that ‘President Sirleaf told the Malawian President not to fight corruption because it is a risk in an election year,’ is not true at all.”According to the report, Mrs. Sirleaf was supposed to have reasoned that ‘people with money would have fought the Malawian president back, leading to her defeat at the polls in May.“I can tell you that this is a big, black lie. I say that with all the strength of my integrity because I was there. I was even behind the Press Secretary to get some clippings so that we can play for you to hear,” Foreign Minister Ngafuan said, in response to a young lady’s question on the matter.“What President Banda said was that her sister [President Sirleaf] is her role model. They discussed a wide range of issues including the anti-corruption fight and the risk that is involved. But she said publically at the state dinner that President Sirleaf encouraged her to stay the course, to soldier on—to continue the corruption fight in spite of the pending elections and the risk involved. That’s what President Banda said,” Mr. Nguafuan narrated.He reminded his audience that Malawi is going to elections and, as a consequence, the Malawian political climate is getting very charged.  Therefore, falsehoods and twisted facts may be peddled by individuals with ulterior motives.The Liberian Foreign Minister then encouraged the jam-packed audience at a local haitai shop, dominated by the youths, not to lose sight of the progress that has been made since the end of the civil conflict that has created the environment for economic recovery and development as well as the institutionalization of a culture of democracy. “We are not at the bottom of the proverbial ‘bottomless pit.’ We are not way up there yet; but equally so, we are not way down there. We have miles to go but we have made some significant progress that you need to note and appreciate,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSaturday:Mini Sprints:#33 Colten Beaumont2. #31 Alyssa Elliott 3. #28 Heather SummachLawnmowers:#777 Alex Nadeau#187 Johnny BeaumontHit-To-Pass:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 3rd Annual Father’s Day Hit-To-Pass took place this weekend at the Taylor Motor Speedway.The Hit-To-Pass is a demolition derby where racers, as the name implies, had to hit an opponent in every lap.Aside from the demo derby, the event featured the Peace Country Outlaw Mini Sprints and lawnmower races.- Advertisement -Jason Westgate was named the 2019 Weekend Points Winner in the Hit-To-Pass event.For upcoming events, you can visit the Taylor Motor Speedway’s Facebook page.Here are the results for both Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16:Advertisement #33 Gordy Beaumont#187 Jason Westgate#38 Mike TolsmaSunday:Mini Sprints:#28 Heather Summach#14 Carissa Elliott#73 Khailia Rombs-SterlingLawnmowers: #187 Aaron Tubbs#777 Alex Nadeau#53 Johnny BeaumontHit-To-Pass:#38 Mike Tolsma#33 Gordy Beaumont #187 Jason Westgatelast_img read more

first_imgGLENDORA – Planning Commissioner Jeff Johnson recently lost in the at-times bitter City Council election that saw him fighting against his bosses for their jobs. When the three incumbents won March 6, re-elected Mayor Doug Tessitor said Johnson “might want to seriously consider resigning” from the Planning Commission. With the trio of freshly re-elected councilmen being officially sworn onto the five-member council tonight, Johnson said he has no intention of stepping down, and called Tessitor’s comment “childish.” “He’s a hothead, and he should have thought about what he was saying,” Johnson said, adding Tessitor doesn’t have the council’s support to have him removed. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’ve gotten a call from all other four \ telling me not to listen to him,” he said. Tessitor said he has no plan to force Johnson out. “He has questioned the integrity of staff and I question whether or not he can continue to function effectively as a commission member,” Tessitor said. “But as far as I’m concerned, the choice is his until his term is up, and then we will reconsider based on who else applies.” Tessitor said he felt personally attacked by Johnson during the campaign, and also criticized him for accusations of criminal conduct Johnson made against the city’s planning director. An outside attorney called all the accusations unfounded. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Ben TooNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Kericho based Ben Too’s ambition was to win huge sums of money through betting to change his life, but lady luck came for the 27-year-old  as he secured a job unlike colossal money payouts paid by gaming firms for winners.The opportunity for employment by Dafabet for the Bachelor of Commerce graduate who had been tarmacking since completing university was a blessing in disguise after missing out on a trip to the United Kingdom to watch Premier league football matches. Too who had won the trip to UK after winning the Dafabet “Twende Game” promotion had been denied travel visa for the gaming company opting to give him a soft landing by offering him a job.He was offered some cash on top of being offered a job as a consolation and reward for his loyalty.Too had won an all-expense paid trip to watch English Premier League giants Arsenal take on Burnley at Tuff Moor Stadium on November 26 in England, a day after watching Scottish Premiership champions Glasgow Celtic battle St Patrick Thistle in Scotland.“I felt dejected after my dream trip and opportunity of boarding in an airplane to overseas which I had hoped would have cooled me down in the predicaments I was facing of unemployment and thought the world was coming to an end,” he said.Too explained that when he was retreating back to his normal life of doing menial jobs in the Kenyan capital he got a call from Dafabet for a visit to their Nairobi offices.Ben Too“When I was called I thought there was new development in regard to my trip but on arrival I was handed a letter of employment,” he said.Dafabet Marketing Manager Chris Harley said the firm’s objective is to empower Kenyans through gaming but can still use other possible means to reward their loyal clients.“We were touched by the distraught and folorn Too after his failure to make the dream trip forcing us to us to go out of our way to bring a smile back on his face by offering him a job,” he said.Too the first in a family of three children to Wilson and Jane Kirui said he believed in God as the supreme being quoting the Holy Bible book of Revelation 3:8 “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no can close.”He said that from the proceeds of his employment he will assist his impoverished parents at home Kipkelion, pay for school fees his siblings’ school fees, further his education by pursuing a master’s degree and get married.The winner of the trip was selected through a draw. Punters were entered into the draw by depositing money and betting on Dafabet’s platform in a promotion dubbed “Twende Game” which started on August 15 and ran till September 30.“Kenyan football fans are in for a treat. This is just but the beginning of exciting times for local sports enthusiasts,” Harley added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has been celebrating ‘Be an Angel’ Month, and one of the many ways to participate is by taking a photo in front of the Foundation’s Angel Wings Window.A pair of angel wings have been painted on the Foundation’s office windows, located at the FSJ Hospital. The Foundation is encouraging people to take a selfie, or a picture of someone with the wings behind them then share the image on your social media with the hashtag and tag the campaign with #BeAnAngel or @fsjhospitalfoundationThe wings will be available from November through to December as a way to bring visibility to helping the Hospital Foundation reach its ‘Be an Angel’ fundraising goal of $250,000.- Advertisement -To see images already shared, CLICK HERE.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkurui vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Lloyd Wahome during a KPL match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 27, 2019MACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 27 – In a match characterized by plenty of drama on and off the field, 10-man Gor Mahia hit Tusker FC 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to move second in the Kenyan Premier League standing on Wednesday.Gor had to play over an hour of the game with 10 men after Tusker protested K’Ogalo’s goal saying it did not cross the line while they were up in arms over one of their own disallowed with 10 minutes to go. The defending champions were reduced to 10 men just 23 minutes into the game when goal keeper Boniface Oluoch was issued with a straight red card after lunging into Timothy Otieno as the last line of defense, injuring himself also in the process.Gor head coach Hassan Oktay had to make some sacrifices and George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo who had been drafted in place of Francis Kahata was pulled out for second choice keeper Shabaan Odhoji, a change that didn’t go down well with the winger who walked out with a disappointed face.Prior to the red card, Gor who, save for Odhiambo, fielded the same team that played Algeria’s Hussein Dey in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup fixture had dodged the bullet twice.In the second minute, Paul Kamau had what perhaps will rank highly as the miss of the season when he slammed the ball against the crossbar from a yard out when it was hardest to miss than score.David Juma had raced to the ball on the left before squaring back to Kamau who had the simplest task of tapping into an empty net with Oluoch off his line.Gor Mahia’s George Odhiambo races away from Tusker FC’s Paul Kamau during a KPL match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 10th minute, Harun Shakava made a brilliant block to deny Otieno who had taken a shot after Eric Ambunya had beaten Oluoch to the ball on the right.Gor had their first effort at goal after 20 minutes and it was a brilliant effort, Shafik Batambuze’s freekick from 20 yards out forcing a brilliant full stretched save from Tusker custodian Emery Mvuyekure.Odhoji was called into work immediately he came on and he had to watch out a freekick from the edge of the box, awarded from Oluoch’s lunge at Otieno. The keeper made a good save going low to his left to parry away Otieno’s effort.Despite their numerical advantage, Gor put pressure on Tusker, playing with a high line of defense defender Shakava stepping as high as the midway line.They should have gone ahead five minutes to the break when Jacques Tuyisenge sent Samuel Onyango through, but the winger’s effort came against the crossbar and the effort at laying the ball back with a cross was collected by Mvuyekure.Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna makes a pass under pressure from Tusker FC’s Jackson Macharia and Hillary Wandera during a KPL match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor kept their press in the second half and seven minutes in, Tuyisenge came close when his header off a Muguna cross was spilled by the Tusker goalie, but Marlon Tangauzi was at hand to clear the mess.Four minutes later, the defending champions were ahead. Kipkurui raced to glance in an Onyango header in the midst of a forest of defenders.However, the Tusker players protested vehemently saying the ball did not cross the line but after almost four minutes, referee Caroline Wanjala stood by her decision.Immediately coach Robert Matano made a change, Kevin Omondi coming off for Boniface Muchiri.But it was Gor who should have doubled their tally in the 63rd minute when Onyango was sent through on goal by Kipkurui but the winger mysteriously placed the ball wide one on one with Mvuyekure.On the other end, Odhoji was called into a save at his near post putting a strong hand to block a shot from Muchiri who had picked up a cut back from Jackson Macharia.Again, Gor had a brilliant opportunity to put the game into a comfortable distance and this time, it was Tuyisenge who had a carbon copy of Onyango’s chance.Kipkurui sent the Rwandese striker through on goal, but once again, just like his mate Onyango skied the ball.A minute later, Mvuyekure was called into a brilliant save parrying the ball away from a Charles Momanyi header off an Onyango corner.Ten minutes to go, Tusker thought they had clawed back a point from the game when substitute Bill Oporia headed home at the back post from a Muchiri corner, but the referee cancelled out the goal citing a foul on the keeper, drawing another furious reaction from Tusker players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgA juvenile has appeared in court today in connection with an incident at Bridgend at the weekend in which attempts was made to steal copper wire.Two other juveniles appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Monday morning. The youth, who cannot be named, was released on bail to appear at a future siting of the court.He was charged with breaking and entering and causing criminal damage.ANOTHER JUVENILE APPEARS IN COURT AFTER BRIDGEND INCIDENT was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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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first_imgDONEGAL’S rising star Lisa McHugh is “over the moon” as her Christmas duet with Daniel O’Donnell is flying off the shelves!Their new duet is an up-tempo song entitled ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’ just released. It was written by Dolly Parton and has been recorded by Dolly and Kenny Rogers.Said Lisa: “Daniel is a gem and I was delighted when he agreed to this duet. It’s a great number and we think we’ve done a great job with it. “We hope people like it; it will certainly get you in the mood for Christmas.“Daniel very kindly fitted recording his part into his busy schedule between appearances in UK and travelling to USA. I am a big fan of Daniel’s since a very young age when my mum and dad would bring me along to his shows at every opportunity.”This single was recorded and produced by Lisa’s MD and piano player Ray McLoughlin at his RMC Studios, Mullingar and also at Studio 19 in Nashville TN. Initial comments are that it will be one of the most popular songs on playlists this Christmas season.  LISA LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS HIT WITH DANIEL was last modified: December 13th, 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:Christmas songdaniel o’donnellLISA MCHUGHnew singlelast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Debby Reynolds, DEFRA’s chief veterinarian, said the parrot was likely infected with the virus while it was housed in the country’s quarantine system with birds from Taiwan. Tests conducted on the Taiwanese birds that had died were inconclusive, according to the department. DEFRA said the virus was most closely matched to a strain found in ducks in China earlier this year but was not very similar to strains discovered in Romania and Turkey. The genetic makeup of the virus changes slightly as it spreads, and scientists use such tests to track its migration across the world. It was Britain’s first confirmed case of bird flu since 1992. LONDON – The British government said Sunday that a strain of bird flu that killed a parrot in quarantine is the deadly H5N1 strain that has plagued Asia and recently spread to Europe. Scientists determined that the parrot, imported from South America, died of the strain of avian flu that has devastated poultry stocks and killed 61 people in Asia the past two years, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The virus is spread by migrating wild birds and has recently been found in birds in Russia, Turkey and Romania, spurring efforts around the globe to contain its spread. While H5N1 is easily transmitted between birds, it is hard for humans to contract. But experts fear it could mutate into a form of flu that is easily transmitted between humans and cause a pandemic that could kill millions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more