MPC Suspends Deputy Chairman

first_imgThe leadership of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) party has suspended for time indefinite its deputy chairman for mobilization and recruitment for alleged corruption. The MPC is headed by businessman Simeon Freeman.The suspension of Augustine Kimber was announced yesterday during a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.Kimber, who was present at the press conference, has been accused by the MPC leadership of allegedly signing for materials on behalf of the party, which he reportedly converted to his personal use.MPC national chairman, John Ballon, said the party took the action against Kimber, “because he has been in a constant habit of misusing funds belonging to the party.”Ballon said that it was also due to Kimber’s persistant refusal to formulate an action plan for the party in Montserrado County that led to his suspension.“Kimber is hereby suspended because he has also misused the MPC’s funds in the amount of US$260 intended to make the necessary arrangements at the Roberts International Airport for the arrival of the Party’s leader, Mr. Freeman on December 5, 2016,” Mr. Ballon said.He said Kimber even refused to be at the welcome ceremony and has yet to refund the money in question. Kimber was said to have recently signed for the party’s materials intended for the ongoing voter registration. They included T-shirts, 4,000 pieces of the party’s observer forms that he (Kimber) took to his house. However, said Mr. Ballon, in spite of Kimber’s suspension, he is still a member of the MPC.The accused, who was at the press conference, refused to speak to the press, but promised to react “at a later date.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Power cut strikes parts of south Inishowen

first_imgA number of homes and businesses have been left without power this afternoon after a power outage in Birdstown.Up to 122 properties have been affected by the outage which was caused by an electrical fault.ESB workers are working to restore electrical supplies which are expected to be repaired by 5.45pm this evening (Weds) ESB said: “We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting the premises and will restore power as quickly as possible.”Power cut strikes parts of south Inishowen was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Inishowenlast_img read more

Raiders promote Ateman, Cotton because of injury concerns

first_imgFaced with injury issues at wide receiver and guard, the Raiders promoted wide receiver Marcell Ateman and guard Lester Cotton Jr. from the practice squad Saturday.Ateman, a seventh-round draft pick last season out of Oklahoma State, caught 15 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown last season after getting the call from the practice squad. Cotton is an undrafted rookie out of Alabama who didn’t make the 53-man roster at what was at the time a deep position but was signed to the practice …last_img read more

Mandela ‘an inspiration for the world’

first_img19 July 2013 The international community was “united in concern” for South Africa’s ailing former president, and also “joined in admiration for a towering figure in the worldwide fight for equality and justice,” secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said as the UN marked Nelson Mandela International Day 2013. Ban was speaking on Thursday at a special General Assembly meeting in New York attended also by former US president Bill Clinton, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, and Andrew Mlangeni, a close friend of Mandela who was imprisoned with him on Robben Island. “The heart of Nelson Mandela International Day is good works for people and the planet,” Ban said. “Its theme … is meant to mobilize the human family to do more to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world. This is the best tribute we can pay to an extraordinary man who embodies the highest values of humanity.” With Mandela still in hospital in Pretoria nearly six weeks after being admitted for treatment for a lung infection on 8 June, Ban said: “We are united in concern. “We are also joined in admiration for a towering figure in the worldwide fight for equality and justice, a model of compassion and integrity, a man who took on and then gracefully relinquished the responsibility of power.” Also addressing the General Assembly, Bill Clinton recalled his friendship with Mandela, saying that “his heart was so big, and his humanity so great, that we often had trouble keeping our official roles apart from our personal friendship”. He praised Mandela’s efforts to stop the spread of HIV/Aids in South Africa years after he left office, saying he had also encouraged Clinton to help him renegotiate the prices South Africa was paying for Aids medicines, saving millions of dollars each year that could be invested in the country’s development. Reverend Jackson praised Mandela’s commitment to achieving reconciliation and his emphasis on forgiveness and tolerance, as well as his determination to not give up, but to continue fighting for social justice. “Social transformation is an intentional act,” Jackson said. “It is because of Mr Mandela’s sacrifice that South Africa is free today.” He said that Mandela’s struggle should not be in vain, and called on the international community to keep his legacy alive. Speaking to the UN News Centre on Thursday, Ban’s deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas “Fink” Haysom, who served as chief legal adviser throughout Mandela’s presidency, said Mandela’s work served as an inspiration for countries across the world. “As Afghanistan prepares for its historic presidential election next year, I hope the acts and words of Madiba can be of some inspiration to people here, that they realize from South Africa’s experience just how important it is for leaders and potential leaders – at whatever level, whether it be at the national or the village level – to be bigger than the divisions that can tear communities apart,” Haysom said. He added that the widespread concern for Mandela’s recovery was “a reminder that Madiba holds a special place in the hearts and minds of people all over the world”. Source: United Nationslast_img read more

BaliPure, Pocari try to set championship showdown

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Defending champion Pocari Sweat defeated the Power Smashers, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12, in Game 1 of their own series but will face a tougher closeout match as import Krystal Rivers has yet to secure her International Transfer Certificate.The Lady Warriors have had to rely on Michelle Strizak and a host of hardworking locals led by heavy hitter Myla Pablo, Jeanetta Panaga, Cai Nepomuceno, Elaine Kasilang, Desiree Dadang and Gyzelle Sy.Meanwhile, Army and Sta. Elena seek to make the finals outright against Air Force and Cignal HD, respectively, in the men’s semifinals.The Troopers upset the top seed Air Force Jet Spikers, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, while the Sta. Elena Wrecking Balls stunned the No. 2 Cignal HD Spikers, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22, 30-28.ADVERTISEMENT Decathlete beats SEAG long jump record BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BaliPure and Pocari Sweat took Game 1 of their respective best-of-three semifinal series to move within a win of making the championship round, but both squads will have to contend with teams whose backs are now against the wall when they take the court at PhilSports Arena.The Water Defenders took down the Cool Smashers, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, and hope to withstand an expected fierce stand by Creamline, which is spearheaded by Alyssa Valdez, arguably the most talented player in the country today.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlso bannering the Creamline charge are imports Laura Schaudt and Kuttika Kaewpin.BaliPure is also hoping Jennifer Keddy and Joroensri Bualee, along with locals Risa Sato and Aiko Urdas, can finish the job. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BaliPure and defending champion Pocari Sweat have their sights set on a battle for the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference crown.Can Creamline, armed with the country’s best player, and Power Smashers do something about it?ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

Ray Parks returns, Alab Pilipinas extends win streak to 6

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Kyrie Irving, Celtics outlast Thunder in thriller MOST READ FILE – Photo from ABLMANILA, Philippines—Ray Parks returned and Alab Pilipinas continued its winning ways after a 111-87 whipping of Saigon Heat in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex in Cebu.Parks, the reigning two-time Local MVP, collected 23 points and seven assists in his first game back after missing three games due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The 25-year-old Parks had an efficient shooting night, going 8-of 12 from the field. The 6-foot-4 guard also became the 16th player in the ABL to reach 1000 career points.Reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos were dominant anew as both combined for 59 points and 25 rebounds to lead Alab, which stretched its winning run to six games and hiked its league-best record to 12-2, including 10-0 at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRamos had 30 points and 18 rebounds while Balkman had 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists.Alab raced to an early double-digit lead before closing out the Heat (10-7) with an 11-3 blast at the midway mark of the fourth quarter. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more