Provisional results from the 2014 Special Senatorial Election released via radio broadcast on the evening of Saturday, December 20, immediately following the closing of the polls nationwide, show a trend of sweeping leads in nearly all 15 counties – an indication of who might inarguably be certificated as the next ‘Senators’ for the next nine years.George Weah, the political leader for the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), has demonstrated his right to the senatorial seat of Montserrado County, having convincingly whipped the President’s son (Robert Sirleaf) in the December 20 poll.Political commentators described the provisional results in Montserrado County as a “tsunami victory,’ while others termed it as a “sweet –sweeping victory.”The Liberian international football icon who turned politician is the first ever international athlete from Liberia to become a lawmaker.“Weah’s victory is enough to stop all the political wrangling, which resulted to violence, and dispel all demons and the rumors of war,” Ms. Cythia Weeks of Fiamah-Lakpazee said.Unity Party (UP) Chairman, Cllr. Varney Sherman, is also poised to win Grand Cape Mount County ahead of incumbent Senator Abel Massaley and Dr. FodayKromah, a former President of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).The successful corporate Lawyer has proven to be popular amongst his kinsmen by their votes despite his opponents’ attempts at religious and tribal propaganda.In Grand Bassa County, Liberty Party’s Jonathan Kaipay is ahead of incumbent, Gbehzongar Milton Findley, President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate.Two-time defeated candidate, Amb. ConmanyB. Wesseh,is showing adecisive lead in River Gee County, while Steve Zargo in Lofa County appears to be locked in for the Senate.In Margibi County, Prof. AnsuSoniihad amassed more votes than that of determined incumbent Senator Clarice Jah, while Senator Chief Jewel Howard Taylor for Bong Countyis surprisingly fighting to maintain her status.Mr. Marshall Dennis is narrowly in the lead in Grand Gedeh County against Representative Zoe Emmanuel Pennoh, while incumbent SenatorLahaiLassanaofBomi County is showing much enthusiasm to beat the likes of Morris Saytumah, Cllr. Frances Johnson Allsion and others.CDC Representative Dr. Bhofal Chamber is so-far has an easy lead in Maryland County, as well as Milton J. Teahjay for Sinoe County against incumbent Senator Mobutu V. Nyepahn. Madam Rosalind Sneh is topping the votes in Grand Kru County, as well as Daniel Naatehn for Gbarpolu County and Prince Y. Johnson for Nimba County; but Francis Paye is also in a narrow lead in River Cess County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The chairman of the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) Board of Trustees, Dr. Frederick Norkeh, has unveiled a five-year development plan to upgrade the college to a degree-granting institution.He said under the plan, the college will introduce several other technical disciplines to create a requisite workforce for the rapid development of Nimba in particular and the country in general.He expressed optimism that in the next five years, the number of students acquiring higher education in the county will double. He said what was left to achieve the objective is a collective collaboration between the stakeholders to create an enabling environment for the young people to excel. He spoke at the first Commencement Convocation of the NCCC where 167 students obtained Associate of Arts degrees in six different disciplines.“Although the government has provided the needed resources that established the NCCC, now it is time for Nimbaians, irrespective of status, to join hands to ensure that the college grows,” he said.Dr. Norkeh’s statement was corroborated by Nimba County Superintendent, Fong G. Zuagele, who assured him the County Administration’s wiliness to push for more funding during the county’s next Council Sitting to enable the NCCC employ more and qualified instructional staff for the bachelor’s degree program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 61-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison for engaging in sexual activity with a differently abled child.Octavius Williams stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who handed down the sentence at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.The prosecution’s case stated that the man engaged in sexual activity with the 13-year-old girl on January 31, 2019, at the child’s East Ruimveldt, Georgetown residence. According to the prosecution’s case, the elderly man was seen entering the child’s bedroom by a neighbour. After hearing a strange sound, the neighbour called the child’s father and informed him. The neighbour was given permission to enter the home and upon entering the child’s bedroom, saw the elderly man pulling up his trousers. A report was made to the East Ruimveldt Police Station, and the child was taken for a medical examination. Williams was subsequently arrested and charged.
ST EUNAN’S GAA Club are set to repeat success on the field, off the field – in kitchens and homes across Letterkenny.This year’s ‘Come Dine With Me’ night is on Saturday, November 21st.The club is hoping hundreds of people will take part in the event as club members host friends and relatives for what is always a special night for culinary flair and loads of craic. This year however will be extra special as all those taking part are then invited out to the newly refurbished club house at O’Donnell Park for more craic afterwards.Anyone who wants to take part should contact one of the organising committee: Alma Kavanagh 087 6952551, John Haran 086 2133522 or Niall Doherty on 086 3062893 as soon as possible. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ NIGHT PROMISES CRAIC AND CULINARY DELIGHT was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 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:Come Dine With MeSt Eunan’s GAA club
A CO Donegal teenager has realised his ambition – playing with favourite team Manchester United in a soccer tournament in Brazil.Letterkenny lad Ryan McConnell has played several games for the English side in Brazil at the the U-17 Future Championship.The boy from from Old Town played in three games for United in the tournament this week. Teenagers from some of the world’s top clubs are playing there.The former Letterkenny Rovers star signed for United in October when he turned 16 last October.Now 17 years-old, the former Glencar Schoolboys defender has been offered a three-year deal with the club with senior team boss Alex Ferguson being kept up to date on his progress. LETTERKENNY LAD REALISES DREAM WITH MAN UNITED was last modified: December 15th, 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:letterkennyman unitedryan mccconnell
DONEGAL Sinn Fein County Councillor Cora Harvey has called on the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to review the terms of the Family Income Supplement.Cllr Harvey says families in the county are being squeezed by rules which are hitting working parents the hardest.“This Payment is vital to assist low income family survive, however the terms and conditions are non-sensical and archaic. When one is granted Family Income Supplement they retain the same rate of payment for 52 weeks regardless of increase or decrease in payment,” said the councillor. She said that if a family’s FIS was calculated at €60 a week and their income via other means has been reduced by €200 due to reduced working hours or changes in other payments, they will not get a review for 52 weeks.Likewise if your FIS was calculated at €200 a week and your earnings happen to increase by €400 a week you will still retain the same rate of FIS for 52 weeks.This, said the SF councillor, is crazy.“Now how this makes sense is beyond me, people’s circumstances change and the FIS payment needs to be able to accommodate changes in family circumstances,” said Cllr Harvey. “The only change in circumstances that will permit the department to review a FIS payment is if the family have another baby.“Furthermore, the payment stops automatically after 52 weeks for a review, and there is a delay in the review process. We have had people in our office in Ballybofey who should have been reviewed in November 2011, it is now February and they still have not been reviewed. These people have had no Family Income Supplement since November.“When you consider this alongside changes in welfare payments this condition really hammers the most vulnerable in society and will be a factor in child poverty. Furthermore in this economic climate were jobs is unstable surely welfare payments are supposed to meet the needs of our people and not serve the system.“This is totally unacceptable and needs urgent reform, I have asked my colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty to address this issue in the Dail next week and would urge Minister Burton to do the Labour to immediatly make the necessary policy changes.” DONEGAL FAMILIES SQUEEZED BY FAMILY INCOME RULES was last modified: February 18th, 2012 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:Cllr Cora HarveyDONEGAL FAMILIES SQUEEZED BY NEW FAMILY INCOME RULESdonegaldaily.com news
It was the first time Cajon has beaten its local rival, and it came at an opportune time. “We had never beaten them. Not that they have been around that long,” Cajon coach Kim Battin said. “First win over them. They’re the defending champion. And it was our first league game. This was huge, no doubt.” Blount, whom coach Tony DiThomas called the best player in the county, snagged another errant pass on Cajon’s next possession and this time moved it 40 yards, but the Hawks failed to get a first down after that and had to punt. “I watched this team on film and told our kids at the half they were going to come back,” Battin said. “And they did what I warned them about.” But that’s where the rally ended. Cajon scored moments later with a 25-yard run by Greene set up by a 35-yard gain by General Parnell, upping the lead to 36-21 with 6:46 left. It was not close again as Ben Rivera sacked Greene on a fourth-down play with 4:15 to go. Greene then rambled 73 yards on the first play from scrimmage, giving the Cowboys added breathing room. The Cowboys nearly had three 100-yard rushers. Greene totaled 197 yards on 17 carries, and Parnell, who also played full time on defense, ran for 146 on nine tries. Joevon Vann contributed 81 on 10 carries. Arroyo Valley managed 89 yards in 38 attempts on the ground with Collins getting a team-high 39 on 10 carries. Anthony Wyrick, the heir to Coleman – who is now at USC – threw for 173 with Blount catching four for 70, but many of those came after the Cowboys had a commanding lead. “They did a good job defending him,” DiThomas said, “We try and get him the ball any way we can, hand it to him, throw it to him. “As a team we have just been too inconsistent. I don’t want to say we have young players. Its the sixth game, so we aren’t using that as an excuse anymore.” Both teams continue league play next week with Cajon hosting San Bernardino and Arroyo Valley playing at Carter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Cowboys (3-3 overall, 1-0 league) were in control most of the contest, scoring on three of their first four possessions to go up 22-0. They also led 28-7 at the half, totaling 275 yards, while Arroyo managed 126, 41 of that coming on one play. But then it got interesting. The Hawks (0-6, 0-1) got great field position after a 1-yard Cowboy punt, then marched 28 yards on four plays with Devon Collins running it in from the 4. Cajon took the ensuing kickoff and advanced to the Arroyo Valley 11, but a Cedric Greene offering was snagged by Dustin Blount at the goal line. He returned it all 100 yards, and the extra-point kick by Sandy Thur made it 28-21. SAN BERNARDINO – Arroyo Valley still is looking for its first win in the post-Michael Coleman era. Cajon rushed for 435 yards in defeating host Arroyo Valley 44-21 in the San Andreas League opener for both teams Friday.
Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (1-1) graded in their 30-27 win Sunday at home against the Detroit Lions (0-2):PASS OFFENSE: C San Francisco 49ers’ Kendrick Bourne (84) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes (to …
In Punjab’s Patiala — the home town of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh — the Congress candidate, former Union Minister Preneet Kaur, is embroiled in a battle to reclaim the party’s lost turf as the seat is set for a triangular electoral contest in the upcoming parliamentary poll slated for May 19.Ms. Kaur, wife of Capt. Amarinder, tasted bitter defeat at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party’s Dharamvira Gandhi in 2014 Lok Sabha poll; Mr. Gandhi had won the Patiala seat by a margin of around 21,000 votes. Ms. Kaur had won from Patiala on the previous three occasions — in 1999, 2004 and 2009.On Friday, her husband accompanied Ms. Kaur as she filed her nomination papers for the electoral contest. Patiala, which has traditionally seen a fight between the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, this time is witnessing a triangular contest with Mr. Gandhi, the AAP rebel, fighting as a joint candidate of the Punjab Democratic Alliance. The Akali Dal has announced former Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra as its candidate.Ms. Kaur expressed confidence that the Congress will register an impressive win not just in Patiala but across Punjab. “There is no Modi or Sukhbir Badal wave and Congress is set to win across the State. The mood in Punjab was completely changed from what it was in 2014,” she told reporters. “The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has failed to keep its promises. The Congress, on the other hand, has been working for the development of Punjab and people are appreciating the good work,” she added. At her meetings and rallies, Ms. Kaur has been targeting the SAD-BJP for their “misrule” in the State during their 10-year-long regime. Mr. Rakhra, the Akali Dal candidate, also filed his nomination and hit out at the Congress, alleging that “empty promises” by the ruling Congress have exposed the party. He said that the Congress government in the State has “betrayed” the people as promises made by the party during the 2017 Assembly election campaign have not been fulfilled. Grassroots campaignMr. Gandhi, the sitting MP, who had floated his own political outfit, Nawan Punjab Party, had filed his nomination on Thursday and has started a door-to-door campaign instead of focusing on big rallies to garner votes. “People have seen my work and now they can compare it with that of previous MPs,” Mr. Gandhi told The Hindu.The AAP candidate, Neena Mittal, has also filed her nomination from Patiala.
Spa-Francorchamps: Valtteri Bottas will remain as world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes partner for the 2020 Formula One season, the team said Thursday, ending speculation about the driver’s future.”Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today confirmed that it has exercised its option with Valtteri Bottas for the 2020 Formula One season,” the German team said in a statement. Since he joined the team in 2017 Finland’s Bottas, aged 30, has won five grand prix and is currently second in the world championship standings behind Hamilton.2020 📝✔️Very happy to announce my contract with @MercedesAMGF1 for 2020 🔥https://t.co/562S5gZtzH#VB77 @F1📸 @paulripke pic.twitter.com/AYRuF9Y0ag— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) August 29, 2019 “I am very happy and proud to be part of the team for a fourth season and wish to thank every team member and the board of Mercedes for their trust and belief in me,” Bottas said.”My overall target is to become Formula One world champion. I believe that on paper, and from my experience with the team, Mercedes is the best option for me to achieve that goal in 2020.””There’s no other seat I’d want to be in!” 👊 @ValtteriBottas on today’s big news! 👏😁#VB77 #BottasAnnounced pic.twitter.com/i965VWEwev— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) August 29, 2019 Team boss Toto Wolff said 2019 was Bottas’s best ever season, but “he is hungry for more and determined to keep on improving and raising his level. That’s the mindset we want from all our team members.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. F1formula onelewis hamiltonmercedes First Published: August 29, 2019, 5:55 PM IST