Defense Minister Appreciates ECOWAS

first_imgIn handshake: ECOWAS VP Dr. Singhatey (right) praised Minister Samukai and the members of the Liberian defense sector for the professional management of the sector Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai has expressed appreciation to the ECOWAS Commission for its continuous engagement with Liberia’s Ministry of National Defense (MOD), a release from the ministry has said. According to the release, Minister Samukai anticipates that democratic governance can gain traction in the West African sub-region and cause an economic boom “for the betterment of our common peoples.” Samukai acknowledged the historical role ECOWAS has played over the years with regards to impacting the development of the Liberian defense sector.He thanked the ECOWAS Commission for the support to regional partners who are contributing to the professionalism of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) through the ECOWAS Advisory and Training Team. Minister Samukai further thanked the visiting ECOWAS delegation for the slot given to Liberia to serve within the ECOWAS Training Department in Abuja, Nigeria.Samukai made these remarks when the vice president of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Edward David Singhatey, accompanied by Ambassador Tunde O. Ajisomo, Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia; Sampson Eyekosi, Program Officer –Strategic Movement; and Isaias Barreto da Rosa, Commissioner in charge of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, paid a courtesy call on him at his Barclay Training Center office in Monrovia yesterday. The purpose of the visit was in furtherance of ECOWAS’ commitment to Liberia, specifically to strengthen cooperation with MOD.Dr. Singhatey praised Minister Samukai and the members of the Liberian defense sector for the professional management of the sector over the years. He further thanked the MOD and the AFL for the preparedness and readiness to host the upcoming Chiefs of Defense Staff (CDS) meeting in Monrovia, scheduled from September 6 to 8. On the upcoming elections in Liberia, Dr. Singhatey assured Minister Samukai of ECOWAS’ preparedness to send long-term and short-term observers to engage the Government of Liberia and all political parties with the aim of conducting free and peaceful elections.Singhatey, on behalf of the ECOWAS Commission, expressed condolences for the loss of Colonel Solomon Gonny, who served ECOWAS, and Cpl. Ousman Sheriff, who lost his life in Mali while on active peacekeeping duty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Canada Post employees protest in Fort St. John

first_imgOn Tuesday, the union representing many Air Canada employees became the second national corporation to go on strike. However, those employees may be legislated back to work by the federal government within the next few days. There is currently no information on whether similar legislation is being considered for Canada Post employees.A call to Canada Post’s head office has not yet been returned. Photo: Local Canada Post employees staged a protest, after they claim they were locked out./Adam ReaburnIn Fort St. John, Canada Post employees have taken to the streets with picket signs after claiming to have been locked out for the day.- Advertisement -Mail will not be delivered either Tuesday or Thursday this week because of the lockout, says Amber Mooney, president of the Fort St. John local Canadian union of postal workers. However, Fort St. John is not alone in this lockout. Mooney says lockouts have occurred across the country. She says employees had every intention of delivering mail in the city today, but because of the lockout, they won’t be able to do so. Additionally, she says that Canada Post has cut postal clerk hours in half from eight to four hours a day.Canada Post employees have held rolling strikes across the country over the last 10 days, affecting approximately one-third of the country. Pamphlet: Canada Post employees have been distributing a pamphlet from their union discussing the lockout and current labour disputes./www.cupw.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

High river flows cause evacuation of Peace Island Park

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Heavy rainfall across the Peace in the past week has swollen the levels of the Peace and Pine Rivers, and lead to the evacuation of Peace Island Park’s campground.Head caretaker Barb Bell says that approximately 30 people that were camping on the island were moved to other campsites starting at around 9:00 this morning. Bell says that the evacuation took between three and hours to complete, but added that only 2 campers ended up going home for the weekend, with the rest continuing their camping holiday. She added that campsite staff had been monitoring the river levels near the causeway to the island throughout the night, and made the decision to get campers off the island pre-emptively in case river levels rose further. The Peace Island Park causeway looking towards the south bank of the Peace River showing the difference in water level on the upstream (right) side of the causeway. Photo by Chris Newton The Peace Island Park causeway looking towards the south bank of the Peace River showing the difference in water level on the upstream (right) side of the causeway. Photo by Chris Newton The downstream, or east side of the Peace Island Park causeway, pictured from the island. Photo by Chris Newton. The downstream, or east side of the Peace Island Park causeway, pictured from the island. Photo by Chris Newton. – Advertisement -With record amounts of rainfall in the Fort St. John area over the past few weeks, area rivers have seen elevated stream flows. According to data from Environment Canada’s stream gauge near Taylor, the peak water level of the river has gone up from approximately 2.95 metres on August 27th, to 3.8 metres earlier today.rtg.07FD002.46.47.2016-08-27.2016-09-04.......e.png.1472941890Compared to the river gauge located upstream of the confluence of the Peace and Pine Rivers, the difference is water level is close to one metre, with the Peace peaking at approximately 2.85 metres.rtg.07FA004.46.47.2016-08-27.2016-09-04.......e.png.1472941739Bell says that the Pine River’s elevated flow is the main cause of the island’s causeway becoming in danger of being overtopped. Officials with the Peace Country River Rats, who are hosting the Taylor Flats 200 jet boat races this weekend, say that the average speed of the Pine River is approximately 11 miles per hour, according to timing data gathered during the race.Though the forecast is calling for sunnier skies this week, Bell says that there is a possibility that the island will be closed for the remainder of the camping season, and will reopen next Spring.Advertisementlast_img read more

Patrice Evra set to join West Ham

first_img0Shares0000Patrice Evra is without a club after kicking a supporter in the head before Marseille’s Europa League game with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal on November 2, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7- Patrice Evra is expected to sign for West Ham on Wednesday, according to reports.The former Manchester United full back has been without a club since November when he was sacked by Marseille following an incident with a fan before Marseille’s Europa League match against Vitoria. The former France captain was sent off before the game after hitting out at a supporter who Evra accused of abusing him.The 36-year-old was later banned by UEFA until June 2018 for misconduct, but the ban does not include domestic competitions, which means he would be available to play in the Premier LeagueWest Ham boss David Moyes previously worked with Evra at Manchester United during the 2013/14 season.Everton were also interested, but Evra is believed to favour a move to London.Evra joined Marseille on a free transfer in January 2017 after two-and-a-half years at Juventus.In eight years at United, Evra made 379 appearances winning five Premier League crowns, the 2008 Champions League, three League Cups, five Community Shields and the FIFA Club World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHP steps up patrols for holiday weekend

first_imgCalifornia Highway Patrol officers will be out in force over the Thanksgiving weekend, the agency said today. The 102-hour “maximum enforcement period,” during which all available CHP officers will be deployed, begins at 6 p.m. and continues through midnight Sunday, said CHP Capt. Calvin Beard. “Our message is simple: drive safe, drive sober, and buckle up,” Beard said. “And Be prepared for traffic tie-ups, especially today or Sunday.” Beard reminded motorists to pay attention to bad weather and slow down when appropriate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Many crashes are caused by driving too fast for current conditions,” Beard said. During last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 42 people were killed in traffic accidents around the state, and 1,670 motorists were arrested by CHP officers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, Delgadillo said. In Los Angeles County, 10 people were killed in traffic accidents during that period, and 363 motorists were arrested by CHP officers for DUI violations. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 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

BROGAN – ‘I WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR ELECTION’

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Fianna Fail stalwart Cllr Ciaran Brogan has revealed he will NOT be running in the general election.Cllr Ciaran Brogan – will NOT be standing for election.The Letterkenny businessman was considered by many to be a strong favourite to stand in the forthcoming election next year.But Cllr Brogan told a shocked meeting of the party in the Mount Erigal Hotel last night that he will not be putting his name forward. He has many business interests and a young family.The well-known local public representative told more than 200 party members that he thought it was time that some young blood came through the ranks.He also said that he was in favour of a three candidate strategy in the county.Fianna Fail is considered by many to be in with a strong chance of getting at least one seat in the Donegal five seater. Cllr Brogan’s announcement comes in a week when Dragons Den star and businessman Peter Casey revealed he was standing as an Independent candidate in Donegal.The following is the full statement form Councillor Brogan. “In the best interests of the party, I have decided at this early stage to announce that I will not be putting my name forward for the General Election.“I informed delegates at last night’s Dail Ceanntair meeting in Letterkenny as I felt duty bound to tell them before releasing it into the public arena.“I strongly believe Fianna Fail needs fresh blood and energy if it is to make an impact at the polls. The party should be aiming to take two seats in the Constituency and to help them secure those seats they should be running three candidates but I won’t be one of those candidates. “I had decided some time ago after long consideration that I would not be putting my name forward and am relieved that I have now made my decision public.“It will give the party the space and time to reflect on suitable candidates for the Election next year. It’s an opportunity for fresh thinking and fresh faces within the party and whoever is nominated to run can be assured of my full support. It is better to let delegates know at this stage rather than leaving it until further down the line.National politics and a national stage is a completely different ball game and I will be focusing my efforts and my energy on local issues. My primary focus will be on protecting the services in the Letterkenny area and as a member of the H.S.E. Regional Forum, I will also continue working hard to ensure services and resources at Letterkenny General Hospital are maintained and improved upon.As I said, the decision not to contest the Election was one I had given a lot of thought to over the past few months but those who voted for me at the Council elections can rest assured that I will not be shirking my duties and responsibilities at that level. Our meeting last night was held to devise a strategy for going forward in light of the General Election. We need to look at different areas where we were losing votes and to this end it was important to outline my own intentions at this early stage not to run as a candidate.You can be part of a winning team but you don’t necessarily have to be on the pitch to do it.BROGAN – ‘I WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR ELECTION’ was last modified: March 27th, 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)last_img read more

Christian Pulisic Happy to Make Chelsea Debut Despite Loss in Japan

first_imgChelsea are in the middle of their preseason tour of Asia, but the team suffered its first defeat under new manager Frank Lampard on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Japanese champions Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama. Kawasaki enjoyed a massive home-field advantage for the exhibition match, and Brazilian striker Leandro Damaio scored the winner with his head two minutes before the end of second-half stoppage time.The result of the match may have been discouraging for the Blues, but there were some positives to draw afterward. Mason Mount, a 20-year-old midfielder, looked impressive during his time on the pitch, and Lampard singled him out with praise afterward. Lampard said, “It is time for him. His qualities will improve, even more with the quality around him and everybody knows the hopes I have for Mason. He showed today just a start, a little glimmer in early preseason of what we might see this year and going forward.”The Blues qualified for Champions League football thanks to a third-place finish in the Premier League last season, though they have undergone several changes this summer. Eden Hazard finally made his long-awaited move to Real Madrid, while manager Maurizio Sarri left after just a season at the helm in order to return to Italy to coach Juventus. Reigning champions Manchester City and European champions Liverpool are heavy favorites to win the English top flight in 2020, with Chelsea registering the fourth-best odds behind Tottenham Hotspur at most betting sites.Mount signed a five-year deal with the Blues earlier this month after spending last season on loan at Derby County.A starting XI that featured Mount, Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy struggled to break down the defense of the J-League champions. Pedro put a shot on target that forced an early save, while Kenedy slightly missed the goal on an effort from distance, but there was otherwise little to enjoy from an attacking perspective from Chelsea over the course of the full 90 minutes.Willy Caballero, who got the start in goal, was forced into a save late in the first half that would have put Kawasaki in front. Lampard deployed mass subs at halftime, with Andreas Christenson, Emerson, Davide Zappacosta, Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley replacing Kurt Zouma, Pedro, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Batshuayi.Mount nearly found an opening to give the Blues the lead three minutes after halftime, but his shot was saved. Giroud also had a shot saved on an effort from a set piece in the 75th minute, but Damaio and Kawasaki ultimately enjoyed the last laugh.One of Chelsea’s biggest signings of last season, American Christian Pulisic, also made his debut for the side. The former Borussia Dortmund man made a 25-minute cameo in the second half of the match after coming on for the 20-year-old Mount.While he wasn’t able to help get the Blues onto the scoresheet, Pulisic said he was pleased with his first performance in a Chelsea shirt. The Pennsylvania native said, “I’m really happy to be here with the team and to get in an actual match for the first time feels really good. We wanted to come out with a win, but I’m definitely happy. They were a very good opponent. They tested us for 90 minutes and they scored a good goal in the end.”When asked about working with Lampard, Pulisic replied, “It’s been great. I grew up watching him and to have him here giving me pointers and helping the team, it’s awesome to have him around. It’s nice to have a guy that we can really relate to, so it’s been great so far.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Antonio Brown intimidated sexual harassment accuser via text message, SI reports

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Antonio Brown cannot help himself.Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated reported that he had sexually harassed a woman artist he hired to paint a mural in his home, approaching her while naked with only a hand towel covering his groin.Late Thursday night, SI’s Robert Klemko reported that Brown sent text messages with photos of the accuser’s children to her in a group text with his associates, asking them to …last_img read more

Record investment in SA stocks

first_img4 January 2007Overseas investment in South African stocks hit a record high for the second year running in 2006, Bloomberg reports, as foreigners sought to profit from the longest period of uninterrupted economic growth in the country’s history.Foreigners invested a net R73.7-billion in SA’s stock exchange in 2006 – up by 47% from 2005 – buying R480.8-billion of shares on the JSE and selling R407.1-billion, in the process driving the benchmark All Share index to a succession of all-time highs.South Africa’s economy shrugged off a string of interest rate hikes in the third quarter of 2006 to notch up its 32nd quarter of growth since 1998 – the longest sustained upswing in the country’s history.Bloomberg put this growth down to an expanding black middle class, increased government spending and surging prices of gold and platinum, the country’s biggest exports.“At the same time, government pressure on companies to boost black participation is boosting the wealth of blacks, so pushing up sales of everything from cars to clothes and boosting corporate profits,” Bloomberg stated.Centaur Asset Management’s Warren Goldblum told Bloomberg that foreigners were “increasingly looking at emerging markets for growth opportunities on the back of the commodities boom,” adding that greater spending on construction was also helping to boost growth in South Africa.According to Statistics SA, construction activity rose by 14.3% in the third quarter of 2006, with real value added by the industry over the first three quarters rising by 13.2% compared to the first nine months of 2005.The government, partly in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, plans to spend in the region of R410-billion on infrastructure development over the next three years.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Enterprise 2.0 LaunchPad: Newbies Take the Stage

first_imgTags:#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img We’re half way through the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and ReadWriteWeb has been fortunate enough to witness some of the enterprise community’s brightest new stars. Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad offers early-stage companies a chance to shine. In a gong-show like presentation series, the four finalists took to the stage to battle it out for the title of best newcomer. The Garland Group: The Garland Group offers financial institutions and banks the chance to assess their risk via a web-based management software. RiskKey offers monitoring, tracking and support to boards and advisors. As of today, the company has launched a new stats program where users can compare similar companies in order to mitigate risk across industries. Twiki: Twiki allows users to aggregate their sales pipeline, wikis, contacts, employee status updates, documents and feeds into one easy-to-use dashboard. It’s a combination Facebook and iGoogle for the enterprise. The company recently announced a partnership with ChinaSource to bring collaborative 2.0 technologies to Chinese government agencies, enterprises and academic institutions. XWiki: XWiki is a web-based wiki platform where users access a basic WYSIWYG editor for team collaboration. The service allows users to manage multiple team wikis, install customized applications, build work-related feed readers and carve out collaborative workflow environments. And the Winner Is…CubeTree: CubeTree offers users a chance to create enterprise social networks with work-related feeds, org charts, status updates, wikis and collaborative documents. Earlier today ReadWriteWeb covered the company’s launch of a social documents tool where users can comment on documents, spreadsheets and slides. dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more