‘Ellen Institutionalizes Corruption’

first_imgA stalwart of the ruling Unity Party, Representative J. Gabriel Nyenkan has accused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of “embracing and institutionalizing corruption at the highest degree at the detriment of the poor Liberians.”At a news conference Thursday, September 18, in Monrovia, the Montserrado County lawmaker asserted that the UP-led government has totally lost the fight against corruption and all that is witnessed today are “issues of the past, corruption and nepotism, the same situations President Sirleaf spoke against during William R. Tolbert era.”“All the institutions established by government to fight corruption — Liberian Anti-corruption Commission (LACC), General Auditing Commission (GAC) and Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) are all cosmetic,” he added.Rep. Nyeankan claimed that the President has established a family and friendship club of people from the Diasporas, who are currently feeding on the national resources like “leashes at the expense of the foot soldiers that sacrifice their blood and labour for Madam Sirleaf.”“I regret today for ever joining the party, and I say sorry to our counties’ chairpersons, who are being neglected by Madam Sirleaf. The President has no intension of fighting corruption and the second term of her government does not have any input from the party any longer. I will officially turn in my resignation from the party because I see the party as an empty vehicle. President Sirleaf has lost the war against corruption totally just as the government is losing the fight against Ebola.”The Montserrado County lawmaker further said that there is no trust in the presidency anymore and all he and others get from the Executive Mansion are “untrue and unrealistic speeches.”The UP secretary general, Mr. Wilmot Paye told this paper that the party has received no official communication from Rep. Nyenkan and added: “This comes as a surprise to us.”When contacted, President Sirleaf’s Press Secretary, Mr. Jerolinmek Piah, declined to comment, stressing; “I have not listened to the statement so I can’t respond appropriately.”Relative to containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the lawmaker also pointed out that “President Sirleaf has squandered money intended for the fight.”“Why will the government give money to the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs for Ebola fight? Does the Ministry of State run a hospital where Ebola cases are referred to for treatment?” he wonders.He recommended that to halt the further spread of the virus, among other appropriate measures should be allowing medical experts and health workers (not politicians & lawyers) to take the lead in the fight while the rest work to provide supportive services as advised and requested by the health experts.Nyenkan: “Consistent with Article 72 of the Constitution, let each government official beginning with us at the Legislature waive this September salaries and allowances to help pay health workers who are abandoning the fight and protesting for their salaries.“As a way of motivating our health workers, let us quickly insure and give each of them US$1,000 as stipend for being in harm’s way and continue to provide for siblings orphaned by the death of bread winners.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Martinez fears Everton star suffered serious injury in Merseyside derby

first_img Kevin Mirallas lies injured at Anfield 1 Roberto Martinez fears Kevin Mirallas’ hamstring injury is a serious one.The Belgian attacker pulled up during the Merseyside derby draw at Anfield on Saturday.Everton are still waiting to discover the full extent of the problem but Martinez admits he is concerned Mirallas could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.The Toffees boss told evertontv: “We had a few scans and we are going to carry on today. It isn’t a straightforward diagnosis but obviously the signs are not great.“We are going to make sure we are clear with the problem. It’s not normal when Kevin Mirallas feels something like that and has to come off in the game. We know then that it is something serious.“He has always been a very fit boy who is always ahead of schedule and we hope this time it is going to be exactly the same.”Everton are also still to assess whether Seamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin and Steven Pienaar will be fit to travel for Thursday’s Europa League group game at FK Krasnodar.last_img read more

In photos: Gor, Hull City entertain at Kasarani

first_imgThe Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani was full to capacity during the IAAF World U18 Championships.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOn Sunday as record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia hosted Hull City in an international friendly match, the stadium was sold out to its 60,000 capacity with thousands more locked outside and forced to watch proceedings from mounted mobile screens.60,000 people in the Kasarani Stadium today and 60,000 outside !!! An unbelievable experience today. Thankyou Kenya. History made. Ambassadors of hope. @HullCity @OfficialGMFC @SportPesa #Hullcityinkenya— Nigel Adkins (@TheNigelAdkins) May 13, 2018Gor Mahia fans show their love from the stands during their friendly match against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIt turned out to be a spectacle both on and off the pitch with the two teams providing entertaining football while on the stands, fans showed their love with song and dance.As always, front row seat at Kasarani Stadium yesterday. The atmosphere was unbelievable!! pic.twitter.com/mMI8YwfTdR— Lemaiyan (@kakatimm) May 14, 2018Hull legend Dean Windass set the pace early on when he went on for a dance challenge with a fan who challenged him to the infamous odi dance and he responded with almost equal measure, adding on some floor-rolling icing on the cake.🇰🇪 | What did you make of @DWindass10‘s 🕺🏻 moves at the Kasarani Stadium, @HullCity fans? #HullCityInKenyaWatch the full video here ➡️ https://t.co/GIZ79a4l2o #hcafc #UpTheTigers pic.twitter.com/vunQXU1NG9— Hull City (@HullCity) May 14, 2018Teaching the locals how to dance 🕺🏼 pic.twitter.com/bfRRnjKPG7— Dean Windass (@DWindass10) May 13, 2018Here are some of the images from stadium in a match that Hull won 4-3 on post-match penalties after a 0-0 stalemate in regulation time.Hull City goalkeeper Callum Burton and his Gor Mahia counterpart Boniface Oluoch who both saved three penalties share a light moment before the shoot-out. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHull City players and officials described the match as one of the best they have played in, paying particular tribute to the buzzing atmosphere created by the crowd.Hull City players watch on during the penalty shoot out. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe fans cheered every minute of action, especially when Gor made any sweeping moves or passes changed legs in quick succession.Gor Mahia fans watch proceedings keenly during their friendly match against English Championship side Hull City on may 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was impressed with the first half performance of his boys and before the teams resumed for the second half, the British coach made a lap on the entire track, urging the green army to raise their decibels.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr salutes his players before the penalty shoot out against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDignitaries were also present on match day with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja and his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen leading the way.I was thrilled to join fans as @OfficialGMFC took on the visiting @HullCity this afternoon. It was a closely fought and very entertaining match that was decided through a penalty shootout. I congratulate @HullCity for the win and both teams for a great game #HullCityInKenya pic.twitter.com/bhr2N9vb3S— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) May 13, 2018Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards legend Joe Kadenge alongside other retired Harambee Stars players were also present.We would like to thank all the 60,000 fans who turned out to support the team. We are nothing without you. #Sirkal pic.twitter.com/4NFydQzl0b— GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) May 13, 2018On the pitch, the players showed their true worth with Gor showing that they can match any opponent.Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen dribbles away from Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi during their friendly match on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor now hope that fans will turn out in almost equal numbers when they face Algerian outfit USM Alger in a CAF COnfederation Cup group stage match on Wednesday at the same facility.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans show their love from the stands during their friendly match against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14- The only other recent time Kenya’s biggest sporting facility was in deafening noise and full to capacity in a sporting festival was in July last year when the country hosted the rest of the world in the last ever edition of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships.Before that, you could stretch your memory all the way back to 1997 when Harambee Stars held Nigeria’s Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup Qualifier with elated fans dancing their way to and fro the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.last_img read more

This isn’t Fantasy Football, Pochettino! – Twitter reacts to Tottenham’s ‘Captain Kane’

first_img Tottenham’s Harry Kane Tottenham hero Harry Kane added another huge milestone to his season as he was named captain for their clash with Burnley.The Spurs sensation is top scorer in the Premier League, along with Chelsea’ Diego Costa, having netted 19 goals, so far.Across all competitions his tally is 29 and to top it off the 21-year-old also scored on his England debut against Lithuania.But now, with Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor all out of the team it is the starlet who will wear the skipper’s armband at Turf Moor.And you can see how Twitter reacted below… 1last_img

GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER PETTIGO IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR

first_imgConvoy GAA News:Bingo continues in hall at 8.30 Club Lotto Counties drawn AM CE KY MO, Mary Patton at the Bingo matched 3 counties, jackpot next week €1500. Ladies Training @7 on Wed 7.30 Fri New Players always welcomeG4M&O takes place each Wed at 8.15 New Players always welcome. Underage training each Friday from 6-7 all welcome €2 and Gum shieldU 8 have a blitz away to O Donnell Park Letterkenny on 16th MayWell done to all our u 10 players who played in the u 10 blitz at home on Sat thnks to all teams who attended and to everyone who helped in any way .U 12 boys away to Glenfin on Wed May 13th Bus Times Raphoe @5 Convoy@5.15 Drumkeen @5.30 remember €2 and GumshieldsU 14 boys Bus Times for u14 game v McCools Monday May 18th. Raphoe 5.45, Convoy (green) 5.55, Drumkeen (grotto) 6.10 Bring €2 and gum shield. Hard luck to the U 16 boys who were defeated at home v St EunansU 14 girls away to Red Hughs Tom evening best of luck girlsU16 girls training on Mondays 7-8 new players are always welcome.Well done to our Senior Men who won away to Pettigo t the weekend .Hard luck to our County Girls who lost out in their finals at the weekend .Best of Luck to Donegal Senior men V Tyrone on Sunday .GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER PETTIGO IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR was last modified: May 12th, 2015 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Simply heavenly in Anaheim

first_imgAngels defeat Yanks, advance to ALCS the Angels gets a champagne shampoo from a teammate after the Angels beat the New York Yankees, 5-3, in the deciding game of their playoff series Monday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. At right, Adam Kennedy watches his two-run triple in the third inning, the hit that put the Angels ahead to stay. The Angels will open the American League Championship Series today in Chicago against the White Sox. Winner goes to the World Series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 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

DONEGAL GYMNASTIC TEAM SCOOP SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

first_imgThe brilliant Finesse Gymnastics Display teamDonegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display team are celebrating this evening after winning the overall award at the Scottish Gymnastics Championship in Glasgow.The event is run by Sapphire Gymnastics Club annually & this is Finesse’s first time to perform at the event.They competed against 26 teams from all over the British Isles with Finesse being the only team from Ireland. Finesse’s Charleston themed routine showcased the high quality of their flawless performance and execution of skills. On the announcement as Finesse being Overall Senior Team Winners 2014, the MC at the event summed up the performance. “You guys rocked it, you were awesome!”This fantastic result is down to a great group of 16 dedicated gymnasts, proud club managers Tony King & his wife Faye, along with their coach Meganne Herron, choreographer Linda Bennett and supportive parents.The team will be returning home tomorrow evening proudly bearing a trophy, medals & prize money for their club.Team members: Fiona Lafferty, Rachel Canning, Ellie King, Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Aoife O Connor, Molly Gallagher, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Ailbhe Gallagher, Adele King, Molly Nulty, Tori O Connor, Orla Mc Carron, Aisling Nulty, Abi Nulty.  DONEGAL GYMNASTIC TEAM SCOOP SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE was last modified: October 4th, 2014 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:donegalFinesse Gymnastic Display TeamScottish titlelast_img read more

The Deets: Nick Bosa’s already the 49ers’ best defender and Dee Ford is nearing “bust” territory

first_imgConsidering how fast media and fans want to hand out grades following the NFL Draft, I don’t feel at all premature in making a declaration:Nick Bosa, the No. 2 overall pick in last April’s NFL Draft, has been an A-plus pick for the 49ers.Yes, he’s only played three games, but what more do you need to see to know that he was the best possible selection the 49ers could have made in the spring?And this might put me out on a limb, but as I argued on KNBR Tonight on Monday, the rookie has been …last_img

Live updates: Raiders get big road victory over Colts

first_imgGAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (1-2) at Indianapolis (2-1) on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)TV: CBS-TV, Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst), John Schriffen (reporter). Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts in the second of five straight games away from the Coliseum.center_img ODDS: Colts -7 (opened at Colts -6). OVER/UNDE …last_img

$40m wave energy plant for SA

first_img23 April 2007Canadian-based energy company Finavera Renewables has committed more than US$ 40-million to build a 20-megawatt wave-energy power plant off the coast of South Africa over the next five years.Finavera Renewables chief executive Jason Bak made the commitment at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference in New York late last year. Organisations are asked to generate innovative solutions to limit some of the world’s pressing problems as part of their commitment.The company stated last week that they had completed the initial site evaluation and selection process, identifying two sites off the western coast of South Africa.“This project represents our commitment to reduce energy poverty in South Africa and develop a clean source of renewable energy in the country. The site selection report confirms the strong wave resource off the coast of South Africa and identifies two areas for potential development,” he said.“Further work needs to be carried out before a final site selection is made, but we are well on our way to making this project a reality.”“A more sustainable energy model”According to the company, Southern Africa suffers from intermittent power disruptions as demand outstrips supply, and a serious power crisis is expected if investments in new energy projects are not madeWith South African energy demand projected to double over the next 10 years, the government has made a commitment to satisfy a portion of that demand with clean energy sources.“This type of project will help address the electricity needs of South Africa, parts of which are plagued by brownouts, and create a more sustainable energy model for developing countries,” said Bak.The project will generate more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per month, save $2-million per year in fuel and avoid approximately 4 000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.In addition, the company said that a percentage of the return from the project will be used to alleviate energy poverty and will provide economic benefits to local communities through the creation of jobs.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more