• Massive human rights abuses during Liberian civil war highlighted.• “…Supreme Court in January 2011 threw out recommendation that 49 persons including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf be banned from public office for 30 years.• Efforts by CBL Governor Jones to empower Liberians part of 207 TRC recommendations.• No findings from the report can be used to prosecute anybody in the court.• Proposed ‘palava hut’ discussions to cement broken relationships.Ninety percent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations have been implemented by the Liberian government, the executive director of the Peace Building Office, Wilfred G. Johnson, has said.At a phase two clarification of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights’ (INCHR) mandate on the TRC Recommendations held at the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Monrovia last Thursday, Mr. Johnson said the TRC report containing over 20,000 statements and 800 public hearings highlighted the massive human rights abuses during the Liberian civil war.The Report, said Mr. Johnson, was not just about prosecuting people or banning people from holding public office but there are “tons” of TRC recommendations that are now being implemented. According to Johnson, it was interesting to note that the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) were charged with the implementation of several TRC recommendations including the provision of micro-finance loans currently being implemented by CBL Governor Mills Jones.He said the saddest thing was that no one has mentioned the TRC report during these implementations or upon presenting their reports to the INCHR to be submitted to President Sirleaf. Johnson named free and compulsory primary education, women and children’s recovery and empowerment programs and political dialogue, among recommendations from the TRC report that are presently being implemented by line ministries and agencies.The issue of psychosocial recovery and empowerment for persons with disabilities and the efforts by CBL Governor Jones to empower Liberians were part of TRC recommendations, said Mr. Johnson.He said the TRC report does not only talk about prosecuting individuals indicted but also provides other benefits in relation to the growth of society, which 22 institutions are responsible for implementing.“The report also recommended that a special court be established to prosecute people responsible for the 14 year civil crisis in Liberia and gave clemencies to 38 individuals who admitted to hideous crimes (in consideration of) their cooperation with the TRC process,” he explained.He continued, “We have 49 persons that were banned from public office for 30 years, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf but the Supreme Court in January 2011 threw out that recommendation. And this report also said, in order to cement the broken relationships, there is a need to have ‘palava hut’ discussions.” He recalled that the TRC report 16 says that no findings from the report can be used to prosecute anybody in the court, adding that there are 207 recommendations within the TRC report.One recommendation of the TRC report which the Upper House has failed to pass into law stipulates that the three highest political parties or institutions must get funding from the national government.According to Johnson, 42 of the recommendations are basically concepts intended to help foster good governance and accountability which are progressive in their implementation and therefore cannot be achieved over a short period time.There are a few recommendations about settling obligations to people, including commissioners of the TRC being accorded security for 30 months and they and their families accorded the use of diplomatic passports for their life time.Director Johnson noted that the TRC recommended that the Joseph J. Roberts Foundation be nationalized but it was difficult take the foundation from the United Methodist Church.He named the National Investment Commission (NIC), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Land Commission (LC), and Ministry of Gender Economic and Development as some of the institutions listed to implement the recommendations in volume one and two, respectively, of the TRC.Director Johnson further stated, “We have the Ministry of Labor, National Defense and the office of the President especially, the Child Protection and Public Apology that handle these issues from the President. The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the National Legislature are also tasked to implement the TRC recommendations.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The House or Representatives Press Office wrote: “We are therefore requesting your institution to send a replacement of Mr. Musa Kenneh.”The House of Representatives has revoked the media accreditations of four journalists including Mr. Musa Kenneh of Truth FM, who is also the President of the Legislature Press Pool (LEGISPOL).Mr. Kenneh was elected as President of LEGISPOL in 2017 and his tenure is expected to expire at the end of 2019.The Lower House, through the Press and Public Affairs Bureau, revoked the media accreditations on Friday, February 19, 2019, barring the four journalists from covering and attending all activities of the House of Representatives, including sessions.The other revoked media accreditations were those of Mr. Jackson Foyofayiah of Focus Newspaper, Ms. Meme Simoke and Mr. Edward Palmer of Corruption Watch.The communications to the management of the four media institutions, of which copies are in the possession of the Daily Observer, were signed by Mr. Isaac G. Redd, Director of Press and Public Affairs of the House of Representatives and copies were sent to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.“As a matter of improving relationship with media institutions and inviting quality to the output of the coverage to the public, and the Legislature (Honorable House of Representatives), we have adopted a policy to infuse new reporters and remove those who are redundant and have been repetitive in their coverages,” the communications said.“Madam/Sir, we have identified your reporter as one of those whose accreditation is hereby revoked. We are therefore requesting your institution to send a replacement of Mr. Musa Kenneh,” the letter to Truth FM said.It further said: “Kindly consider this exercise as a best practice that is intended to enhance aggressive media service of your reportage to the public.”Mr. Kenneh, when contacted, said he will challenge his revocation because he is not “redundant and never been repetitive in his coverages.”“The revocation of my media accreditation is because of my critical reportages. And the management of the Renaissance Communication Incorporated and the Press Union of Liberia are expected to handle the issue,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A former patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is soon to take legal action against the facility, citing wilful neglect.The husband of Onissa Bowling, 25, of Campbellville, Georgetown, contacted Guyana Times to voice his frustration over the injustice that was meted out to his wife.Onissa BowlingAccording to the man, in December of 2015, his wife was rushed to the Hospital in a very sick state, she was then tested by doctors there, treated for malaria which she never had, and sent home.However, the woman’s health deteriorated and she was again rushed to the Hospital for further diagnosis.When she arrived there, this time with abdominal pains, she was given an ultrasound where it was discovered that she suffered from gallstones.A few days later, she was taken into surgery during which the gallstones were supposed to be removed.The man further explained that when Bowling was sent into the recovery area, her condition continued to deteriorate.An ultrasound was again done and doctors discovered that they missed a few of the gallstones and Bowling was again taken into surgery.At this point, according to her husband, her condition was one that gave cause for great concern.He said, “When we think that finally we can rest and that the worst was over, tragedy struck again.”The man told Guyana Times that Bowling’s health continued to deteriorate and the woman was continually crying out for abdominal pain.When an inspection was done, the family was shocked to discover that doctors allegedly left gauze in the woman’s belly after her last surgery and this was causing her insides to become septic.The angry relatives of Bowling, after becoming frustrated over what they described as “lackadaisical” behaviour of the Hospital’s doctors, transferred the woman to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital where she successfully underwent surgery to remove the gauze.According to the husband, on numerous occasions while Bowling was at Georgetown Public Hospital, he, along with other family members, sought audiences with the administrators of the Hospital for an explanation, but the attempts were unsuccessful.Bowling was said to be in the hospital for almost a year for a minor issue which could have been rectified but was not.As such, the woman’s family has taken action, disclosing that in the coming week, a notice will be served to the Hospital for compensation.Family members are also hoping that by doing this, they would expose the doctors of the facility and alert others as to what is currently transpiring at the GPHC.When Guyana Times contacted GPHC’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mitzy Campbell on Sunday evening, she explained that the matter would be investigated and assured this publication that details would be provided upon completion of the investigation.
The feud deepened this season when the United boss said he did not need to “act like a clown” on the touchline, a comment perceived to be aimed at the animated Conte, who responded by claiming Mourinho must have “demenza senile” — senile dementia.When Mourinho then appeared to allude to a suspension Conte served in relation to match-fixing, the Italian, who was later cleared of any wrongdoing on that issue, responded by accusing his rival of being “fake” and “a little man”.The recent row culminated in the pair saying they felt “contempt” for each other.But Conte would not be drawn on questions about his relationship with his predecessor as Chelsea boss at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s match.“In the past, both of us said things. For me, it’s OK,” said Conte. “I’m not interested to speak about this topic.”Asked if he intended to shake Mourinho’s hand this weekend, Conte replied: “I’m not interested in this. I’m not interested in this.”‘Don’t speak about it’: Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / JORGE GUERREROMourinho was also anxious to move on from the row.“I don’t want to speak about it,” he said. “I told you before I’m not going to speak about it. Not at all. That’s not the point. Very good manager, fantastic team and that’s what is important for me. Just that.”Sunday’s match could have a significant bearing on the race for Champions League football.Second-placed United are currently three points and two places above the Blues and Conte acknowledges that there is fierce competition to qualify for Europe.“We have to look at ourselves and understand that, from now until the end, every game is very important,” said the Italian.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000War of words: Chelsea coach Antonio Conte © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho played down their bitter war of words on Friday ahead of Manchester United’s potentially feisty meeting with Chelsea at Old Trafford.Blues boss Conte has clashed numerous times with United manager Mourinho since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2016.
It looks like Radamel Falcao is finally getting up to full speed following his move to Manchester United as he starred for Colombia in their 3-0 victory over El Salvador.The striker is currently on loan at Old Trafford from Monaco but could be set for a permanent move come the end of the campaign if he is a success under Louis van Gaal.And, after breaking his duck for the Red Devils against Everton last time out, he proved he’s on his way back to top form by scoring his nation’s opening goal and playing a part in Carlos Bacca’s second half double in New Jersey.You can see his individual highlights above…
10. Arsenal – 77 decibels* – click the arrow above, right, to see which clubs’ fans were ever louder! – Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told talkSPORT that “playing [at Stamford Bridge] is like playing in an empty stadium”, after the Blues beat QPR in front of a muted Chelsea support, but which Premier League club has the noisiest fans? It’s been a while since any data on noise levels in the Premier League has been released, and *you have to go back to the 2010/11 season for the last occasion that an attempt at recording fan support was undertaken. A decibel meter was set up inside every Premier League club on three separate occasions during that campaign, with an average taken to give a table of the top flight’s loudest supporters. Here, we list the top 10 comprising clubs still in the Premier League. At number 10 it was Arsenal, with Gooners averaging 77 decibels at the Emirates Stadium. 10 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho launched an astonishing attack on the Stamford Bridge faithful following the Blues’ 2-1 victory against QPR.Goals from Oscar and Eden Hazard helped the west London side to all three points against Harry Redknapp’s side on Saturday afternoon.But the Portuguese chief slammed the crowd, claiming he would rather play away matches at the moment.“Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” he told talkSPORT. “At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium.“The team then starts playing like it’s a quiet, soft game at home. It’s difficult to get that strong start where the players, team and fans at Stamford Bridge [are all together].“I was today looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people because it was obviously full. That’s what frustrating.”But which Premier League club has the loudest fans?It’s been a while since any attempt was made to research this properly, so you have to go back three years for the last set of data.*A decibel meter was set up inside every Premier League club on three separate occasions during the 2010/2011 season, with an average taken to give a table of the top flight’s loudest supporters.These measurements came courtesy of fanchants.com.What do you think of the ranking? Would it still apply this season? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below… Joint 8th. Sunderland – 80 decibels Joint 8th. Chelsea – 80 decibels 10 3. Aston Villa – 89 decibels 10 4. Everton – 86 decibels 10 6. Newcastle United – 82 decibels 10 1. Liverpool – 97 decibels 10 7. West Ham United – 81 decibels 2. Manchester United – 94 decibels 10 10 5. Stoke City – 83 decibels 10 10
WHITTIER – The Lowell Joint School District has taken a first step toward rebuilding its administrative staff, which has been depleted by recent resignations. The district has hired Barbara Aguilar, a former principal at a West Covina middle school, as assistant superintendent of instruction. However, Aguilar’s hiring comes only weeks after Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Steve Falkinburg left his position April 1 to take a job at the Azusa Unified School District. Falkinburg joined two other top administrators who have announced plans to leave the district this year, including interim Superintendent Ronald Randolph and his wife, interim Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Margaret Randolph. “I think we’re progressing nicely,” he said. “We are very pleased to see the district’s curriculum and testing program are still doing well, and we’re bringing our financial picture into perspective.” Aguilar, 47, formerly served as principal of Royal Oak Intermediate School in West Covina. She becomes assistant superintendent of instruction at Lowell Joint on July 1. Royal Oak has about 1,600 students, which is about half as many students as the entire Lowell Joint district. Aguilar said she had not expected to move into a district-level administrative job so quickly in her career. But, she added, the position with Lowell Joint was a “golden opportunity” that she could not pass up. “I think the biggest challenge will be in just keeping up the district’s excellent standards,” Aguilar said, adding that student test scores “are outstanding.” “Keeping that level of instruction up is going to be my challenge,” she said. Aguilar has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in administration from Cal State, Los Angeles. She also has a second master’s degree in counseling from Azusa Pacific University. She has previously worked at the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District, and was raised in the Hacienda Heights-Whittier area. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAlthough Aguilar replaces Margaret Randolph, there will be no replacement for Falkinburg this school year. Instead, officials said they will wait to fill the position until a new superintendent is hired. “I’m assuming the responsibilities of the \ position between now and July 1,” said Ronald Randolph. The slew of administrative changes are just the latest challenges to face the beleaguered district, which is cutting nearly $2 million from next year’s budget through layoffs of teachers and other staff. The district also is selling off an elementary school site to help shore up funding gaps in this year’s budget. Randolph said the district is holding its own.
Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier. Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018Hoddle is regarded as one of the most talented players to represent England in recent decades.As well as Tottenham, where he stayed for 12 years and became a club icon, he also played for Monaco and Chelsea.He also managed England between 1996 and 1999, taking the team to the 1998 World Cup, as well as managerial spells at Chelsea, Southampton and Spurs. Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle, who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday. We’re right with you, Glenn. 💙 pic.twitter.com/Ao4GCaqmFX— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 27, 2018 But several of his BT colleagues have revealed Hoddle fell ill ahead of the show, which was cancelled as a result.Hoddle had appeared on Saturday Morning Savage alongside Robbie Savage on Saturday morning, between 11:30 and 12:30, which saw him receive a birthday cake and play ‘Teqball’ – a football/table tennis game – with the ex-Premier League star.But the former midfielder is said to have collapsed in the studios between his morning and afternoon appearances, and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. He then played Robbie Savage on a game of ‘Teqball’ towards the end of the show 5 5 Hoddle was presented with a cake on his 61st birthday on air on Saturday morning Since quitting management in 2004, he has been a regular pundit and commentator.He was a pundit for BT Sport’s Europa League coverage of Arsenal vs Sporting on Thursday and was set for a busy day in the pundit’s chair again on Saturday before falling ill.Former clubs Tottenham and Chelsea were among those sending their best wishes to the 61-year-old. Glenn Hoddle has been taken ill and he’s being cared for in hospital. Everyone at BT Sport and, I’m sure, right across football, will wish the lovely fella the very, very best. #getwellglenn @GlennHoddle— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) October 27, 2018 5 Glenn Hoddle is ‘seriously ill’ in hospital after collapsing at the BT Sport studios on his 61st birthday.The Tottenham legend and former England manager was due to appear as a pundit on the BT Sport Score show, which was scheduled to air at 2:45pm. News of Hoddle’s condition was shared on social media by the likes of fellow broadcasters Jake Humphrey and Gary Lineker, who shared their well wishes to the ex-England boss. Best wishes to Glenn Hoddle, who has been taken to hospital after falling ill before his pundit appearance on BT Sport today. Our thoughts are with you. pic.twitter.com/yiYbwnmgi2— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 27, 2018 Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning. For that reason there will be no @btsportscore – but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester. Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength ❤️— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 27, 2018 5 Instagram @stevesidwell14 BT Sport Hoddle appeared in good spirits health during his morning appearance on BT Sport Hoddle enjoyed a celebrated career at Spurs, winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to @GlennHoddle for a full and speedy recovery after he was taken ill this morning.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2018 Instagram @stevesidwell14 Glenn Hoddle speaking with England players at the World Cup in Russia – he worked at the tournament as a pundit Just heard about @GlennHoddle . Get well soon Tommy! Our thoughts and prayers with him and his family and friends. https://t.co/FpwvaOQTuO— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) October 27, 2018 5 OMG just seen the news about my hero, my thoughts and prayers are with you @GlennHoddle. In shock and waiting for more news, come on Ghod get those magic feet moving the football world is with you every step of the way #Hod #Hero #Genius #61Today #FIGHT #LOVEYA XXX— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) October 27, 2018More to follow…
A homegrown girl has been crowned the 2011 Mary From Dungloe!Beautiful Debbie Rodgers from Burtonport, who was representing Dungloe, was a hugely popular winner of the contest.A shocked Debbie said she couldn’t believe she was chosen because the standard was so high. “I have made so many good friends over the past week and this is just the icing on the cake.“I honestly didn’t care if I won and I actually didn’t think I even had a chance. Everyone has been so good to me and to all the girls.“I will never forget this week as long as I live,” she said.Former television star Gerry Kelly interviewed the Marys for the final after what was a very busy week for all the girls. Festival co-ordinator Aishling Sharkey said the event was a huge success bringing thousands of people into the town for the week.As well as the crowning cabaret, there were lots of other events surrounding the festival including the Martello Adventure Event and the Rosses Community School Recital.Earlier the Dungloe fire crew had to withdraw from their participation in the Mary from Dungloe carnival parade just before it started due to a fire at the rear of a house in the town.The fire in an outhouse at the rear of a private house at Carnmore Road near the Main Street had spread quickly under an oil tank but it was brought under control and no damage to the house was reported.BREAKING NEWS: HOMEGROWN GIRL IS CROWNED 2011 MARY FROM DUNGLOE was last modified: August 1st, 2011 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:Debbie RodgersMary From Dungloemary winner announced on donegaldaily.com
An injured Jack Russell-type dog was found on the road at Magheroarty, Gortahork area (beside Coll’s pub) this evening. The kind person who found the dog has taken it to the vet’s office in Ramelton.The dog, which is tan in colour with white paws, is badly injured. It has a blue collar (with ‘Wow Bling’ written on it).There are no contact details on collar but someone’s family pet is missing tonight.INJURED FAMILY PET FOUND IN GORTAHORK AREA was last modified: December 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) Tags:DOGinjuredMagheroartyRameltonvet