January 14, 2020

Legislature to Review Inaugural Swearing-in Protocol

first_imgWith two of her kids holding the Holy Bible, Jewel Howard-Taylor takes oath of office as Vice President of the Republic of Liberia following President Weah’s oath, according to the Liberian inauguration “Protocol and Precedence” Some legislators say this is out-of-order and obsolete. (Photo: Sando J. Moore/IMAGES Magazine) – President before Vice President or Vice President before President?Members of the 54th Legislature on Monday, January 22, held its first Joint Session for the administration of Oaths for President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor.The Daily Observer has reliably gathered that members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are considering reviewing the “Inaugural Proceedings” especially the protocol or precedence of the President to be inaugurated before the Vice President.Monday’s inauguration was in consonance with Article 50 of the Constitution: “…the president shall be elected by universal adult suffrage of registered voters in the Republic and shall hold office for a term of six years commencing at noon on the third working Monday in January of the year immediately following the elections….”This newspaper also gathered that the legislature is poised to make a change to the “Protocol and Precedence” for the President to be sworn-in before the Vice President, which they say is obsolete and out-of-order.Before the luncheon hosted by the Joint Legislative Committee on Election and Inauguration after the adjournment of the Special Joint Session at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, scores of Representatives and Senators said the country’s Constitution is closely modeled after the United States of America, “but there is dissimilarity in the inaugural protocol, which should be corrected through appropriate legislation.”The spokesperson of the “Change in Protocol or Precedence,” Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Karpaiye, Chairman on the Senate’s Election and Commission, said the protocol is outdated and needs reform, and he hopes the 54th Legislature would “act” going forward to have the Vice President sworn-in before the President.The outgoing House Election and Inauguration chairman, Representative Gabriel Smith, said: “We made the recommendation, but for the sake of protocol and precedence and the time frame, it was not allowed. But I hope as l gathered, the 54th Legislature will correct it.”It is yet to be known whether the “discussion for the change or protocol” would be placed on the floor during the 1st session of the 54th Legislature.The legislature is expected to hold its 2nd Special Joint Session on Monday, January 29, at which time the President, George Weah, will present his “administration’s legislative agenda” for 2018, in accordance to Article 58 of the Liberian Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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January 10, 2020

City of Vancouver votes to demand fossil fuel companies pay their fair share

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver city council has voted in favour of a motion that demands global fossil fuel companies pay their share of costs arising from climate change.The motion, which passed 7-4, points to a B.C. government report that projects the City of Vancouver will have to spend $1 billion this century to mitigate rising sea levels.The motion says the city will send letters to 20 of the world’s largest oil, gas and coal companies with its demand.- Advertisement -The city also says it will ask the B.C. and Canadian governments to enact laws to confirm the responsibility of fossil fuel companies to pay their share of costs.Vancouver says it is the 24th community in British Columbia to pass such a motion since 2017.The city says those municipal governments represent about one-third of all B.C. residents.Advertisementlast_img read more

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December 27, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS

first_imgDONEGAL athletics is celebrating this evening after Letterkenny athlete Ruairi Finnegan took GOLD in the Under-18 Youth Olympics in Turkey earlier today.The St Eunan’s College runner led from the front in the 1,500M final and came home in a fantastic time of 3:53:80 making him the fastest runner at this level on the planet.And there are hopes tomorrow for Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin who is through to tomorrow’s 800M Final as the fastest runner. Managed by Bernie Alcorn the results are a fantastic boost for athletics in the county.Ireland senior team manager Patsy McGonagle today paid tribute to both Ruairi and Karl.“This is a superb achievement for Ruairi; to win gold in that heat and to lead from start to finish was superb,” said Patsy.“This is also great news for Karl and we will all have high hopes for him tomorrow. “Such results are a testament to the up and coming athletes Donegal has produced in recent times.”OFFICIAL RESULT:RANKBIBNAME & SURNAMENOCBORN RESULTS1 302Ruairi FINNEGANIRL14 JUL 1994 3:53.78 2330Samuele DINIITA02 OCT 1994 3:54.45 3219James LAMSWOODGBR24 SEP 1994 3:55.02 4472Jan PETRACSLO04 JUL 1994 3:55.66 PB5420Joao CRUZPOR12 APR 1994 3:57.47 PB6538Mustafa KOCATEPETUR18 DEC 1994 3:57.93 SB7390Jorijn DE MARENED28 JAN 1994 3:58.62 8436Ilie Bogdan MACOVEIROU26 JUL 1995 3:58.79 PB941Isaac KIMELIBEL09 MAR 1994 3:58.80 PB10483Nemanja KOJICSRB09 JUN 1994 3:59.15 1195Ivan MALICCRO13 NOV 1995 4:01.52 12318Omer ALMOGISR04 JAN 1994 4:05.18 1317Dominik STADLMANNAUT04 JUN 1995 4:05.22 PB14378Bob BERTEMESLUX15 MAR 1994 4:10.08 15135Marc ALCALAESP07 NOV 1994 4:BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal Townkarl griffinletterkennyruairi finneganlast_img read more

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December 26, 2019

Every single one of Liverpool’s 2018/19 Premier League fixtures

first_img 3 JANUARY1 January Man City (a)12 January Brighton (a)19 January Crystal Palace (h)30 January Leicester (h)FEBRUARY2 February West Ham (a)9 February Bournemouth (h)23 February Man Utd (a)27 February Watford (h)MARCH2 March Everton (a)9 March Burnley (h)16 March Fulham (a)30 March Tottenham (h)APRIL6 April Southampton (a)13 April Chelsea (h)20 April Cardiff (a)27 April Huddersfield (h)MAY4 May Newcastle (a)12 May Wolves (h) 3 3 Liverpool fans will be hoping for another exciting season center_img Manager Jurgen Klopp guided the team to the Champions League final last season Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to the Champions League final and a top-four Premier League finish last season and will be hoping to go even better when things get going again in August. AUGUST11 August: West Ham (h)18 August: Crystal Palace (a)25 August: Brighton (h)SEPTEMBER1 September Leicester (a)15 September Tottenham (a)22 September Southampton (h)29 September Chelsea (a)OCTOBER6 October Man City (h)20 October Huddersfield (a)27 October Cardiff (h)NOVEMBER3 November Arsenal (a)10 November Fulham (h)24 November Watford (a)DECEMBER1 December Everton (h)4 December Burnley (a)8 December Bournemouth (a)15 December Man Utd (h)22 December Wolves (a)26 December Newcastle (h)29 December Arsenal (h)last_img read more

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December 26, 2019

Leeds remain interested in Carpi striker

first_imgAs a result, it was feared by Leeds that a move for the Nigerian was off the cards and he would be staying at Carpi.But, according to Tutto Mercato, there is still a good chance that Mbakogu will end up at Elland Road this summer.Leeds are back in talks with Carpi and there is hope that a deal can still be done despite the option-to-buy clause expiring.Mbakogu is keen on the chance to play in England after spending his whole career in Italy so far. IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Mbakogu in action for Carpi LATEST targets moving on Leeds United are still in the race for Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu.The Championship club had the option to buy the 25-year-old for £3m in June, but that clause has now expired. LIVING THE DREAM targets last_img read more

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December 26, 2019

Klopp: Rangers are closing gap to Celtic under Liverpool legend Gerrard

first_img RANKED impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware “Then you lose against Celtic. Wow, what a surprise! That is a top team in the league.“Celtic were not 50 or 60 per cent better like in the last few years so they are coming closer. That is the only way to get them one day.“That is his job to do but, so far – more than good. It is good football. In Europe, it was brilliant. So they have a good team together. They have to improve – that is it.” Klopp has been tracking the progress of Liverpool loanees Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent at Rangers, as well as former Red Jon Flanagan.Klopp said: “I have seen a few games because Stevie has three of my former players, two on loan and Flano [Flanagan],” Klopp said.“He [Gerrard] is doing well. I am not sure what the Rangers fans expect but the start was brilliant actually. highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Klopp has praised Gerrard’s impact at Rangers center_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Jugen Klopp believes Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is already closing the gap between Rangers and Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.The Reds boss says Gerrard has made an excellent start despite only claiming one win from his opening four league games in charge at Ibrox. 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Rangers have qualified for the Europa League group stages under Gerrard possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade smart causal REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

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December 26, 2019

Cardiff out of relegation zone thanks to Junior Hoilett’s screamer

first_imgNeil Warnock will spend his 70th birthday a happy man after Cardiff climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Wolves.Warnock turns 70 on Saturday and will mark his milestone birthday with a family get-together at a restaurant in the Welsh countryside, and the meal will taste all the sweeter after second-half goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Junior Hoilett completed yet another Cardiff comeback win. shining Their appear to be no hard feelings between Espirito Santo and Warnock despite the scenes the last time they faced each other Matt Doherty had marked his 200th league appearance for Wolves by opening the scoring after 18 minutes, but a fifth defeat in six games means Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have only picked up one point from a possible 18.Cardiff have found some momentum in recent weeks and this was their third win from four home games, all of which they have fallen behind in.This victory was secured by Hoilett’s 77th-minute thunderbolt, which gave goalkeeper Rui Patricio no chance and the Canadian forward his first Premier League goal since November 2012.The two sides had last met as Championship promotion rivals in April when there was late drama on and off the pitch. 5 5 Cardiff manufactured early half-chances but Wolves hit the front when Joao Moutinho’s corner was met by the head of Raul Jimenez.Although Neil Etheridge reacted well to save, the loose ball ran for Doherty to finish firmly from a tight angle. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Cardiff are 15th in the Premier League tense Doherty gave Wolves an 18th-minute lead no dice 5 Latest Premier League News It got even better for Cardiff 12 minutes later when Hoilett, out on the left edge of the penalty area and with little danger apparently lurking, dispatched an unstoppable shot to give Warnock the best birthday present possible. deals Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img 5 Wolves threatened to add to their lead but Adama Traore, making only his second league start following an £18million summer move from Middlesbrough, was let down by a heavy touch with Cardiff majorly outnumbered on the break.Wolves were showing signs of comfort at the back apart from when Cardiff could get bodies into the box at a set-piece.Sean Morrison caused confusion from one of these, and the ball squirmed out to Harry Arter for the on-loan midfielder to strike an upright from 20 yards.Ruben Neves curled an effort just wide before Cardiff had penalty appeals waved away moments before half-time. huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker It was the perfect birthday gift for Warnock 5 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Wolves missed opportunities to increase their lead Cardiff missed two stoppage-time penalties as Wolves won 1-0 and Warnock and Nuno were involved in a furious bust-up at the final whistle.Warnock was enraged by Nuno’s failure to shake hands with him as the visitors’ bench celebrated wildly, refusing the Wolves boss’ belated offer and later labelling the Portuguese a “total disgrace”.Both managers said before the game that they had made peace and put that incident behind them, and Warnock made his way straight to the Wolves bench at kick-off to shake hands with Nuno and his backroom staff.Warnock sprang a surprise by playing three at the back for the first time this season with the recalled Hoilett and Victor Camarasa starting high and wide. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Callum Paterson went down in the area after being nudged in the back by Ruben Vinagre, although whether it was enough to send the burly Scotland striker crashing to the turf was questionable.Paterson suffered more pain at the start of the second half but was able to resume after receiving treatment on a damaged shoulder.Neves saw his swerving effort pushed to safety but Cardiff were level after 65 minutes.Patricio, perhaps hampered by Paterson, failed to collect Arter’s up and under and Morrison nodded the ball on for Gunnarsson to volley home from close range.last_img read more

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December 25, 2019

GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY JUVENILES GET READY FOR CUL CAMPS

first_imgNo senior action to report this week as our county are set for step two in the quest to retain Sam. All set for Breffni Park, Cavan this Sunday! Once again good luck to our own Michael, Neil and Gary and all the rest of the Team. We are all behind you lads.The final pieces are being put in place for the 5k on Tuesday 25th of June at 7.30pm. Pre registration will take place in the Club house on Monday 24th of June from 6 o’clock to 7pm. A fast course for all serious athletes or fun runners and walkers. Everyone welcome.The new edition club training/casual sweaters are now available. Priced at child age 5-11 €30,13-14 €40 and adult s-xl €45 or complete tracksuit at €50,€60 and €70 accordingly. These come with club crest, individual or family name. Email orders to paddy122devine@gmail.com. Club gloves also available priced at €12 Congratulations to Shane McDevitt who was narrowly defeated into second place in the final of the Donegal Daisi school skills competition on Friday evening past.Our U-14 team will face St Eunan’s B Team in the semi-final of the Div.2 championship on Wednesday 19th June in Letterkenny, best of luck to the Glen.lotto winning no’s this week were 1,2,10 and 12. Match 3 winners Brian and Donna Devine. Next weeks sellers are Philip O’Donnell and Colm Farrell with a jackpot of €2540.U-8 and 10 training will be on Thursday evenings at 6.15pm. The kelloggs Cul camp will run from week beginning 8th July, contact Paddy McGinty for details. GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY JUVENILES GET READY FOR CUL CAMPS was last modified: June 18th, 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

MARCH 12 – THE DAY LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WILL BE RE-OPENED

first_imgMinister James Reilly officially opened the new Emergency Department and Medical Block on March 22 last year. He will be back a year later to do the same…HEALTH Minister Dr James Reilly will officially re-open the Emergency Department of Letterkenny General Hospital next week – almost a year after he opened the facility.The damaged part of the building – ravaged by a flood last summer – will be fully operational from March 12.It’s the end of a long journey for hospital staff and management who have worked tirelessly to restore the Medical Block at the hospital to full capacity. “It’s fantastic news,” said one senior member of staff today.“We’re finally back to where we were before the flood.”Temporary accommodation is now being slowly decommissioned.The Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit will both re-open next Wednesday week. Work to fix and restore other parts of the hospital damaged in the flood continues. MARCH 12 – THE DAY LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WILL BE RE-OPENED was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:fixedfloodletterkenny hospitalRe-openedlast_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Breaking: Young man drowns in pier tragedy on Arranmore Island

first_imgOne man has drowned and another cheated death after a tragedy on Arranmore Island off the coast of Donegal.The accident happened when a car slipped off the local Poolawaddy pier on the island just after 5am.Two men in the car became submerged underwater. One man in his 30s managed to get out of the vehicle but one was left trapped inside.It is understood the man who died was a 26-year-old local man who was the driver of the car.A full Garda investigation into the cause of the tragedy is underway.Breaking: Young man drowns in pier tragedy on Arranmore Island was last modified: November 18th, 2019 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:Arranmroe Islanddonegaldrowningtragedylast_img read more

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