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7 Nimba ‘Rioters’ Set Free

first_imgSeven of the 41 persons detained for allegedly staging a violent protest that damaged millions of dollars worth of properties at ArcelorMittal’s iron ore mines in Tokadeh, Yekepa were on Monday, July 14, released by the government.ArcelorMittal is an iron ore company that is currently operating in Nimba County.Those set free by the government on Monday, were identified by a source as Sam Ta-kruah, Jr., Nelson Korquoi, Saye E.L. Mussah, Terrence Dolo, Daniel Reeves, Abartoe Nengbein, and Elder Joseph Dahn.It is not clear what prompted the latest decision, but the source hinted to the Daily Observer that they were released to help government identify the main perpetrators of the riot.The Solicitor General of Liberia, Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo, appearing before the Civil Law Court, vowed that if any probable cause is found in the case, government would arrest more people for instigating the riot.She further told the Court that “As I’m speaking, officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are arresting people in the county, and we will continue to carry out more arrests.”Immediately after her public pronouncement, a former Nimba student leader, who walked to the McDonald Street offices of this newspaper Monday, alleged that he was picked up by some plain clothes officers on Friday, July 11, and taken to the headquarters of the LNP, where he was detained, but was subsequently released upon the intervention of his lawyer.“I was advised not to speak to the press on the issue, but I’m afraid that I would be re-arrested. So I want for people to know what had happened to me,” Mr. Lawrence Sua, an employee of the First International Bank explained in tears.The detainees, who included two females, were arrested on Thursday, July 3, in Nimba County, for their alleged involvement into the violent demonstration that led to the ransacking of millions of United States dollars worth of properties belonging to ArcelorMittal, an iron ore company operating in the county.They were released by Judge Emery Paye after the judge  granted a “Writ of Habeas Corpus” asked for by lawyers representing the detainees, contending that they had been in police custody over 48 hours, and had neither been charged nor forwarded to court for prosecution.Habeas Corpus directs the custodian of a prisoner to bring that person before a court, and explain the reason for his or her confinement.It is also a judicial remedy aimed at preventing the arbitrary use of executive power to imprison individuals without any just cause.Surprisingly, the accused were subsequently re-arrested, after the Sanniqulle Magisterial Court in Nimba issued a writ of arrest on them.It may be recalled that on Thursday, 3rd July 2014, a youth group identified as “Tokadeh Progressive Youth for Peace and Development,” began what they claimed was a “peaceful demonstration” in the concession town of Zolowee along the Sanniquellie-Yekepa highway, at the junction of the road leading to Mount Tokadeh.The aggrieved youths’ spokesperson, Sayetee Zowehyee told this newspaper via mobile phone on the day of the standoff that their protest was due to what he called, “the failure of ArcelorMittal” to adhere to their plights and demands.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Severe overcrowding on Upper Berbice Region school bus

first_img– parents concerned, officials seek assistanceBy Utamu BelleRegion 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) officials are concerned over the reported overcrowding on a school bus, which was provided by the Russian Aluminium company (RUSAL), to transport students from the Lattersville and Hururu areas in the Upper Berbice.Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph said he was recently summoned to an urgent meeting with concerned parents of students of Lattersville, concerning the issue, where it was reported that the 60-seater bus, which was initially intended for children of the company’s employees, is severely overcrowded, with well over a hundred now being accommodated.“The parents are very concerned because what was told to me at that meeting is that a lot of sexual activities take place in the bus…It’s very serious… I remember bringing it up and the REDO (Regional Education Officer) saying it’s not the Education (Department) responsibility to bring them to and fro, but I think as parents it’s concerning for us. It’s over a hundred and something children going to school from Lattersville, Hururu to Kwakwani,” Adolph stated.He said he has written to RUSAL seeking an audience and is hoping to get a response soon as it relates to including another school bus for the students. Adolph said the parents complained that they cannot afford a bus since the community is not doing well economically, as was the case in times past, since the lumber and farming industries have been on the decline.Meanwhile, Regional Councillor Charles Sampson has called on the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to look into the situation as speedily as possible.“We need to have these situations corrected…We cannot tolerate that kind of behaviour that involves school children…We need to do something immediately to solve this situation,” he stated.Regional Chairman Renis Morian has however assured that he will write RUSAL concerning conduct on the school bus and also seek Government’s assistance in providing a bus for the students in addition to writing the Hururu Village Council. He also called for more support from the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, which he noted is least involved in the affairs of the Region.“I have written letters to this Ministry about three times about this, hence, collaboratively from the Office of the President, the RDC and Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, we should be able to deal with this matter expeditiously,” Morian said.Additionally, councillor Sandra Adams said she is aware that RUSAL gives a monthly donation to Hururu for students travelling from Lattersville.last_img read more

Championship round-up: Hull City close in on top two with win

first_img Hull City manager Steve Bruce 1 Hull City closed in on the automatic promotion places, defeating Bristol City by a 4-0 scoreline at the KC Stadium.Curtis Davies scored the opening goal for the Tigers, as they put their dominance on show early in the game. Robert Snodgrass provided the opener, and then got himself on the scoresheet, doubling the lead after 39 minutes. Mohamed Diame further extended the margin of victory, with Sone Aluke grabbing a fourth in the final 10 minutes, as Steve Bruce’s men moved within four points of the top two.Bolton went a man down against Reading after Rob Holding was dismissed midway through the first half, leaving the Royals to dominate the game. They managed 22 shots against Wanderers, but it took until injury time for Ola John to break the deadlock with an exceptional strike – securing all three points for Brian McDermott’s side.Steve Evans saw his former side Rotherham beat his current Leeds United team, with Lee Frecklington netting the opening goal after 27 minutes. Matt Derbyshire’s red card midway through the second half put their lead under threat, and the Whites capitalised, with Luke Murphy’s deflected long range strike tying the game. However, the Millers fought back, and Greg Halford won the tie with an injury time penalty scored past Giuseppe Bellusici – who replaced dismissed goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in the Leeds net.Jon Toral scored after 32 minutes to give Birmingham the lead against relegation threatened Charlton, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson brought the Addicks level just six minutes later. The second bottom team then gave themselves a massive boost to their survival chances, as Jorge Teixeira scored an injury time winner to close the gap to safety.Derby were beaten by Cardiff at the iPro Stadium, dealing a blow to the Rams promotion chances. Bruno Ecuele Manga netted the opener for the Bluebirds late in the first-half, but Chris Martin pulled the game level at the start of the second period. Stuart O’Keefe restored Cardiff’s lead, securing all three points for the Welsh club. The Rams, who are hoping to win promotion to the Premier League this season, end the day eight points away from the automatic places.Alan Judge assisted Lasse Vibe’s opening goal on his 100th game for Brentford, as they eased past Nottingham Forest. Nico Yennaris netted the second, before Eric Lichaj picked up two yellow cards in the space of five minutes to find himself sent off. Sergi Canos rounded off the win, bagging the third goal of the game with just minutes remaining.A drab first-half ended scoreless, but Ross McCormack broke the deadlock after 54 minutes in the bottom of the table clash between Fulham and MK Dons. The Dons pulled one back through Josh Murphy, but wonderkid Moussa Dembele put the Cottagers back in front with 15 minutes remaining. The victory moved Slavisa Jokanovic’s men four points clear of the Dons – and the bottom three.Fernando Forestieri scored a late winning goal for Sheffield Wednesday, picking up all three points against Huddersfield. Good work from Lucas Joao on the wing set up the chance for Forestieri, who converted to keep Carlos Carvalhal’s promotion chasing side in the top six with a tight 1-0 win in this Yorkshire derby.Wolves held Ipswich to a 0-0 draw at Molineux, despite the visitors having the majority of the chances. The Tractor Boys are hoping to move into the play-off places, but this draw leaves them six points off the top six.Preston came from behind to defeat Blackburn Rovers, thanks in part to Gary Bowyer’s men being reduced to 10 men. Elliot Ward handed Rovers the lead, but Shane Duffy was dismissed after 24 minutes for handling Joe Garner’s shot on the line. Garner converted the resultant penalty, and Jordan Hugill secured the victory just prior to half-time.Michael Keane scored an injury time equaliser to extend Burnley’s unbeaten run to 16 games, with Brighton unable to move into the top two with just one point. Dale Stephens and Anthony Knockaert netted either side of Andre Gray’s 23rd goal of the season, and when it appeared as if the Seagulls would move ahead of Middlesbrough, Keane headed home a corner to secure a share of the spoils.Results in full:Blackburn 1-2 Preston North EndBrighton 2-2 BurnleyBolton Wanderers 0-1 ReadingCardiff 2-1 DerbyCharlton 2-1 BirminghamWolves 0-0 IpswichHuddersfield 0-1 Sheffield WedHull City 4-0 Bristol CityNottingham Forest 0-3 BrentfordRotherham 2-1 Leeds UnitedFulham 2-1 MK Donslast_img read more


first_imgRosses ACThe Club AGM will take place in Caisleain Oir Annagry next Monday 18th January starting at 9pm. The club has had a very strong year with a great working committee and many new committee members and coaches coming on board. As the club continues to grow and develop it is important to get the right structures and people in place. All athletes, parents, coaches are asked to please come along and provide your input to the club direction for 2016. Open to all members and non members.Sportshall Athletics has started again on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leeanne Sharkey and Emer McGee. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro.The Donegal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics for small schools is scheduled for Wednesday 13th January at 11am in Donegal Town with Roshine, Maghery and Acres National Schools all through to Finals.The Donegal Secondary Schoools 1st Year Sportshall Athletcis is scheduled for Friday 15th January at 11am in Deele College, Raphoe where Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Rosses Coommunity School and PCC Falcarragh are all through to Finals.There is sprints training for juvenile athletes born 2002 and older on Wednesday evenings in the Industrial Estate in Gweedore from 7pm to 7:45pm with coaches Fergal McGee and Sean McGinley. Meet at Euroflex.Adult training sessions have reverted back to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. These are group sessions open to all levels of adult athletes from beginners, people looking to transition from Couch-To-5k to next level and experienced and Senior level athletes. We had a number of newcomers last week which was great to see. Paul McGee will continue to coordinate the more experienced athletes with Niall Griffin coordinating the beginner and Novice level athletes. Open to public and not just Rosses members. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome. Sunday long runs starting from the Blue Bridge – check with Paul for times.Last Sunday saw Ciaran McGonigle and Kevin McGee get back to racing in the St. Johnstone 5k. John McCallion had an excellent run when he placed 3rd with a time of 16:04. The previous week saw a number of club athletes taking part in the Letterkenny ac black & amber 8k with noel diver 28.33 Edward Harkin 29.04 Michael Logue 29.29 Paul McGee 31.48 Brendan McBride 33.01 Seamus Ferry 35.47 Noel Boyd 35.53 Sinead Boyle 35.54 Noreen McGee 35.59 well done everyone!!ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC CLUB WILL HOST THEIR AGM NEXT MONDAY was last modified: January 12th, 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:athleticsROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Predicted Liverpool team: Is this how the Reds will line-up to face Leicester?

first_imgLiverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season but Leicester City will be aiming to make them drop points for the first time on Saturday.The Reds have dispatched West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Brighton so far, but face an intriguing Foxes side at the King Power Stadium in Saturday’s early match. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Leicester City star Harry Maguire and Liverpool hero Mohamed Salah tussle last season. possible standings Jurgen Klopp has a daunting run of fixtures to contend with after the international break Jamie Vardy was sent off against Wolverhampton Wanderers silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What are the managers saying?Claude Puel: “For me a completed game, it is the possibility to play counter-attack, when we have to defend deep, or to play in set-attack, against a strong defensive unit. We need to have a response against any opponent.”Jurgen Klopp: “When you have a week Saturday-Saturday I’m open to who is showing me the most that they are desperate to play. The best way is like this. Then it’s about what is needed for the opponent. It’s not that I’ve closed the book because we won the last game.” impact MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ADVICE Latest Football News 3center_img Predicted teams:Leicester City: Schmeichel; Amartey, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Pereira, Maddison, Gray; Iheanacho.Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane. highlights Jurgen Klopp might be confident about his Liverpool side but the last two games have been a little tricky and if Leicester City can get an early goal it would be a huge test, especially given their struggles to breakdown Palace and Brighton.So what is the latest news ahead of the match? Check out our round-up below. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal 3 RANKED Team news:Leicester City remain without Matty James and Jamie Vardy (suspension), and while Caglar Soyuncu has played for the club’s Under-23s he’s unlikely to be ready for a start, especially against Liverpool. JamieThe Reds, meanwhile, are able to remain unchanged if they wish with no injury news or suspensions.last_img read more

College puts on Beckett plays

first_imgLANCASTER – People can sip lattes, listen to blues music and watch plays by a Nobel Prize winner depicting a woman buried up to her neck in dirt and actors encased in giant vases. Irish writer Samuel Beckett’s absurdist short plays are being performed by Antelope Valley College this weekend and next in “Samuel Beckett Gets the Blues.” The soundtrack is provided by a guitar, bass and drums trio in a cafe bistro setting, with the audience sitting at tables to drink coffee and eat raspberry lemon torte and tiramisu. “It’s going to be something totally different,” said Joe Barnard, a regular actor in Antelope Valley College and community theater productions who appears in one play. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Barnard will act encased in a giant vase up to his neck, sitting on stage with two women also encased up to their necks in giant vases. That play, called “Play,” is about a love triangle. “It’s just really out there,” Barnard said. Beckett wrote in both English and French and is best known for the play “Waiting for Godot.” He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969 and died in 1989. Director Mark Branner described the five pieces to be presented – “Act Without Words 1,” “Catastrophe,” “Play,” “Rockaby” and “Happy Days” – as “delightfully absurd.” Branner said Beckett is known for “hilarious tragedies” about human survival, suffering and search for meaning. While Barnard, college instructor Eugenie Trow and Kim Barker stand in giant vases in “Play,” Grace Vautrain starts out “Happy Days” up to her waist in dirt and ends with dirt up to her neck. The production will continue tonight at 8, Sunday at 2 p.m. and Friday and Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the college, 3041 W. Ave. K. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior or military, and $8 for students or AVC employees with proper identification. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s Ticket Hotline at (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6728. 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

Datebook 11/27

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY: St. Nicholas Church will perform “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” to celebrate the St. Andrew’s Day Festival, 10 a.m., 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Objects of historical interest will be on display, 2-4 p.m. at the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Free. The 74th Hollywood Christmas Parade will take place, 5 p.m., along Hollywood Blvd. The parade will be broadcast live on KTLA (Channel 5). Free curbside seating, or $35-$40 grandstand tickets for sale by calling (714) 670-0186. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals last_img read more

Odisha bureaucrats protest against Minister’s remarks

first_imgThe IAS Officers’ Association of Odisha has taken strong exception to the remarks made by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan against a senior IAS officer of the State at a function here on Monday.In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Association said that Mr. Pradhan, during the inauguration of the National Data Centre of the National Informatics Centre, had “personally targeted” State IT Secretary Ashok Meena, who was attending the function on invitation.While addressing the gathering, Mr. Pradhan had remarked that senior IAS officers were unable to take decisions independently, and for every mundane issue they were seeking approval from “higher-ups”, in an apparent reference to the CMO.Others who were present at the function included Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney and State Revenue Secretary Chandra Shekhar Kumar.Demoralised officialsStating that several such incidents had been reported by field functionaries, the Association said, “This has vitiated the working atmosphere and has a demoralising effect on the officers and employees of the State government.”“The IAS Association of Odisha strongly condemns such incidents and stands by all State government employees facing such situations,” Association secretary Vishal Dev said in the memorandum.The Association requested the Mr. Patnaik to take up the matter at the appropriate level. The OAS Officers’ Association representatives also met the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat and demanded action in the matter.last_img read more

Ranveer Singh to have hefty profit share for Kabir Khan’s 83?

first_imgWith each film he does, Ranveer Singh is galloping towards superstardom. Just last year itself, both his films Padmaavat and Simmba together earned more than Rs 500 crore at the box office. And his latest release Gully Boy, is raking in money as well.Ranveer is unstoppable and is already prepping for his next film. ’83, which revolves around India’s grand victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and is being directed by Kabir Khan. Ranveer will play Kapil Dev in the biopic.From Simmba onwards, Ranveer has been on a profit-share with his producers, something that only big stars demand. A top trade source told a portal, “Ranveer is no longer the heir apparent. He is the superstar of this generation as his track record of delivering blockbusters show. And he has been delivered blockbusters consistently. Post-Padmaavat, which saw his performance propel the film to shatter several box office records, Ranveer’s equity has seen a meteoric rise. The first choice of producers and directors, Ranveer now has a substantial pie of the profits and filmmakers are sweetening the deal for him by offering him a big margin.”The actor has reportedly cracked a deal with ’83 producers, where he will get an extensive profit share. “Ranveer’s on top form with back to back blockbusters and from Simmba he has been getting a major percentage of profit share. Kabir Khan’s 83 has a big profit percentage carved out for Ranveer. In fact, for all films going forward, Ranveer will have profit share chalked out for him. Only the big superstars of our times have been able to command this status and Ranveer has reached this place in just 8 years. It’s an incredible success story,” the source added.advertisementWhile there were reports doing the rounds that Ranveer would train under Kapil Dev himself, the actor had earlier revealed that they haven’t started working together yet. “I’m hoping to become his shadow. I will follow him wherever he goes and try to pick as much as possible from him. I hope to get some tips on bowling and batting from the man himself. I have never done this before. This will be a first for me, a unique process of spending time with the person I play on screen,” Ranveer had said.Ranveer has started training with one of the original team members from the 1983 winning team in Mumbai. Balwinder Singh Sandhu has been helping him master his strokes. In a recent interview, he said that he realises he must work harder on his bowling action. “Ballu sir, as we call him, is an amazing coach. I train with him for four hours everyday in Mumbai. I focus on my bowling and do a lot of physio. I’m doing better in batting because from my childhood, I’ve had a natural ability for it. I’m a good fielder too. But I need to work particularly hard on my bowling.”ALSO SEE | Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have eyes for only each other at Mumbai receptionALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italylast_img read more