Red Cross Board Dissolved

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Chief Patron of the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), has dissolved the Board of Directors of the organization with immediate effect. The President has also halted the activities and operations of the current management team of the entity.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf took the decisions on Tuesday, March 8 “following a careful review of events unfolding at the LNRCS.” President Sirleaf has further cited all members of the dissolved Board of Directors as well as members of the management team today to a meeting in order to look deeper into the current situation at the entity.The LNRCS has reportedly been embroiled in a financial crisis resulting from an audit that held the secretary-general, Fayiah Tamba, for misappropriating US$1 million.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clemens watches Yankees

first_imgRoger Clemens was everywhere at Legends Field – in George Steinbrenner’s suite, in the broadcast booth, in the stands. Everywhere, except in pinstripes. Clemens created quite a stir at the ballpark in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday night when he showed up to watch good friend Andy Pettitte pitch for the New York Yankees against Cincinnati. The 44-year-old Rocket has been discounting any talk that he’ll play in the majors this season. But he at least acknowledged a time frame for making his choice. When his agents “give me a call in early May, I’ll have another decision to make,” Clemens said. Sammy slammin’ again: Sammy Sosa is finding a groove in his comeback with the Texas Rangers. Sosa homered for the second time in spring training, going 2 for 3 in the Rangers’ 9-8 victory over Arizona in Surprise, Ariz. The 38-year-old Sosa, who didn’t play in the major leagues last season, hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run third off former World Series MVP Livan Hernandez. “The more games I play, the better I feel,” Sosa said. “The confidence is here, and I know I can hit. I believe in myself, and just keep working every day.” O no? Kris Benson is experiencing increased soreness in his right shoulder, a development that means the Baltimore Orioles pitcher may need surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Working on the advice of two doctors, Benson is attempting to rehabilitate the injury at spring training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. If his bid is unsuccessful, the operation would force the right-hander to miss the 2007 season. Feller unhurt in accident: Bob Feller, at 88 the second-oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, was unhurt in a minor car accident at the Cleveland Indians’ spring training complex in Winter Haven, Fla. Dr. Nilesh Shah, physician for the Indians’ Class A Carolina League farm team at Kinston, N.C., backed his car out of its parking spot and into Feller’s vehicle. Piazza recovering: Mike Piazza was held out of the Oakland Athletics’ exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs, a day after being hit by a pitch. Piazza was hit by a pitch from Kansas City’s Brian Bannister in the third inning of Oakland’s 3-2 loss to the Royals. After a restless night, Piazza reported to work with stiffness in his left arm. Ex-Phillies coach Vukovich in grave condition: Longtime Philadelphia Phillies coach John Vukovich, 59, is in grave condition in a Philadelphia-area hospital due to complications caused by an inoperable brain tumor, the team said. Klesko ailing: San Francisco Giants first baseman Ryan Klesko will miss the next week of spring training with a strained muscle in his left side. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Clemens said he spoke with Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ owner. As to what they talked about, he said, “I’ll pass on that.” Clemens repeated that if he played, it would for with either Houston, Boston or the Yankees.. Martinez throws: Pedro Martinez threw a baseball for the first time since rotator cuff surgery last October. The New York Mets ace lightly tossed a ball for about 10 minutes from a distance of about 45 feet at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Martinez is not expected to rejoin the Mets’ rotation until the second half of the season. last_img read more

Cal State Women

first_imgHowever, the Coyotes (17-10) are making their first trip to the Division II West Region tournament since 1998 when they face No. 2 Chico State (22-4) today at 2:30 p.m. at UC San Diego. Five of the eight qualifiers are out of the CCAA. Cal State San Bernardino women’s basketball coach Kevin Becker could not have imagined his team playing this late in the season last November. His leading scorer and rebounder, Christina Day, had gone down with a season-ending knee injury and he wasn’t quite sure who would pick up the slack. “I knew we had some girls with potential but we were still young,” said Becker, who his finishing his 11th season. “And I wasn’t sure how they were going to respond to seeing their leader go down.” The way the team has responded to that setback has made success more rewarding. The seventh-seeded Coyotes are a decisive underdog with Chico, ranked No. 11 nationally. The Wildcats have manhandled the Coyotes, winning this season 68-49 and 82-55. The Coyotes also lost a year ago 77-56 and 66-49. The Wildcats are the defending regional champion, having advanced to the national semifinals a year ago before falling to eventual champion Grand Valley State. If the Coyotes had fallen to the eighth spot, they would have gotten the top-seeded Tritons, whom they have beaten. But most welcome the challenge. center_img “It’s nice to get a team we haven’t beaten,” said guard Denise Snyder, one of three seniors on the squad. “We know we’re the big underdog but it will make it that much better if we can pull it out.” The Coyotes were predicted to finish seventh in a preseason poll of member coaches and that was before Day got hurt. Throw out Bakersfield, which is transitioning to Division I, and the Coyotes were tied for third. While Day’s injury was a huge blow, other players were still confident. “From the first week I saw other girls in practice and we all got along well and I thought we could do well,” senior forward Mariqueta Starling said. The arrival of junior center Vanessa Wilt (18.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.46 bpg) from Cal Baptist helped make up for the loss of Day. She earned first-team All Conference and All-region honors. Joining in her in the starting lineup are Snyder (4.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg), freshman point guard Ashlee Ford (4 ppg, 2.4 apg), junior guard Staci Harris and sophomore forward Jaclyn Rainville (5.4 ppg, 4 rpg, 2.5 apg). Freshman guard Krystal Urzua (7.5 ppg) and sophomore forward Rachel Johnson (6.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg) are key shooters off the bench. They must make shots from the perimeter to prevent the Wildcats from double-teaming Wilt down low. Wilt was well under her average against the Wildcats both earlier meetings, scoring 13 and 11, respectively. The Coyotes were just 4 of 17 from long distance in those contests. Becker’s teams are traditionally solid defensively and that has been the case again with the Coyotes No. 10 in the country in scoring defense (54.1 ppg) and No. 15 in field-goal pecentage defense (35.3). But he knows his team must fare better on offense. “We can’t score in the 50s and expect to beat a team of this caliber,” he said. “We’re going to have to be in the 60s to have a chance.” Players are keeping the faith. “None of the pressure is on us. It’s all of them,” Wilt said. “We have nothing to lose.” Chico is led by first-team All-CCAA selection Amber Simmons (16.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg), a junior forward. Other starters are junior wing Audriana Spencer (12 ppg, 2.60 apg), senior wing Niki Simons (12.2 ppg, 2.6 apg), sophomore center Renee Goldoff (8 ppg, 8 rpg) and the CCAA freshman of the year Jade Smith-Williams (6.3 ppg). Former San Bernardino Valley College player June Burt is a reserve. The winner of the eight-team tournament advances to the Elite Eight on March 21-24 in Kearney, Neb. 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

Bob Zimmer re-elected MP in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies

first_imgWe project that Bob Zimmer will keep is title as MP following the results from Elections Canada.Conservative Candidate and incumbent MP Bob Zimmer has been re-elected to the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding.Zimmer was running against NDP candidate Kathi Dickie, Elizabeth Biggar of the Green Party, Progressive Party of Canada’s Barry Blackman, Liberal Matt Shaw, and Libertarian Todd Keller.- Advertisement -Zimmer will act as MP in a Liberal majority government.We will update this post as the final results come in.last_img read more

Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts

first_imgOTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 9, 2019. The Canadian Press Kenney says Alberta should receive about $2.4 billion going back to 2014, and that the federal government is open to discussing the proposal.Advertisement Kenney will speak at the Canadian Club this afternoon and later host a reception.center_img The fund helps provinces facing year-over-year declines in non-resource revenues, but Alberta says it is being shortchanged due to caps tied to the size of its population. He is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from pipelines to equalization. – Advertisement -Kenney has said he will bring up with Trudeau a resolution passed unanimously at the recent meeting of provincial leaders to consider changes to the fiscal stabilization fund.last_img read more

Police to oversee enforcing city codes

first_imgMONTEBELLO – In an effort to improve effectiveness of its code enforcement bureau, the city has moved the bureau from the jurisdiction of the Fire Department to the Police Department. “We’re not trying to issue more tickets,” said Interim City Administrator Randy Narramore, “but we want more compliance from residents and businesses of city codes to enhance the look of our city.” He said the move to the Police Department will allow for better supervision and management of the bureau, which will still be housed at City Hall. Code officers write parking tickets, regulate zoning codes, monitor signage and enforce other city ordinances. The city is also in the process of hiring another officer to add to the three who are currently patrolling neighborhoods and businesses looking for violations. The city discussed moving the five-member department to the police station located next to City Hall. However, according to a report by Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez, the move was dismissed in consideration of customer service and to enable code enforcement to interact with the building and planning departments. In fact, the bureau will move into vacant office space within the planning and building departments. The Police Department is requesting office furniture, laptops, digital cameras, voice tape recorders, camcorders and replacement of three vehicles at a total cost of $80,000. At least one of the code enforcement vehicles has well over 200,000 miles on its odometer, Couso-Vasquez said. “The vehicles are in poor condition, substandard and need to be replaced,” he said. Couso-Vasquez added that the new equipment will significantly increase the ability of the code enforcement bureau to perform its daily duties. The new head of code enforcement is Lt. Brian Dragoo, a member of the Police Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau. “He’ll get the job done,” Couso-Vasquez said of Dragoo. Narramore said the step-up in code enforcement is just another tool in its arsenal for cleaning up the city. “Along with the cameras tracking graffiti, more code enforcement will make the city look better,” he said. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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

Ash clouds and dodgy voicemails – The bizarre reasons these transfers didn’t happen

first_img Boyd joined Hull on loan in the same window before making his move permanent Worthington then went on to move to Leicester later that summer. REVEALED 8 It was mother nature that prevented a youthful Lech Poznan forward Robert Lewandowski from moving to Blackburn in 2010.He was invited to watch Rovers’ Premier League match at home to Everton in 2010 but his flight was cancelled due to the ash cloud that swept across Europe following the eruption of Icelend’s  Eyjafjallajokull volcano.Borussia Dortmund nipped in that summer and signed him up.The Pole has established himself as one of world football’s finest strikers in recent years.Zinedine Zidane to BlackburnAfter winning their first and to date only Premier League title, Blackburn were looking to bolster their side ahead of the 1995/96 season.Kenny Dalglish, who managed them to the league success put forward the idea to owner Jack Walker about signing a talented Bordeaux midfielder called Zinedine Zidane. Things could have been so much different for Blackburn if they got their hands on this man Fletcher recalled in his book Magical: A life in Football that AVB’s application was very thorough and detailed and was thus difficult for the Burnley board to understand.They opted to hire Brian Laws instead but he was unable to prevent them from being relegated to the Championship.Michael Essien to BurnleyAnother regret for Burnley saw them pass up the chance to sign Michael Essien in 1999.The Ghanaian had an impressive Under-17 World Cup but he did not move to Burnley over the club’s refusal refusing to change their policy of paying more than £60 a week for an apprentice. Yes, this deal looked very much on the cards when then Sunderland manager Roy Keane obtained permission from former Manchester United team-mate Mark Hughes to take Robbie Savage to Wearside from Blackburn.However, all that changed after one phone call, or, well a dodgy voicemail message!Keane recalled in his 2014 autobiography The Second Half how he called Savage’s mobile number and it went straight to voicemail which had Robbie’s voice saying: “Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!”Savage ended up moving to Derby County in January 2008 after Keane concluded that he couldn’t “be f****** signing that.”Robert Lewandowski to Blackburn 8 Latest Transfer News 8 Burnley fans could have been treated to seeing AVB crouch down on the Turf Moor pitch Football transfers are arguably one of the most exciting parts of the game but there are some which never quite materialise.Often it’s because two clubs can’t agree the right fee, or the players can’t agree terms with a club.However, there are some more bizarre reasons for some transfers not happening.Below you can see some of the strangest reasons why some moves never went through.Robbie Savage to Sunderland 8 moving on targets 8 We’ll never know how true this next part is but multiple accounts have claimed Walker then uttered the words: “Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?”What a pity…Andre Villas-Boas to BurnleyThis is a deal that doesn’t involve players but how different things could have been if Andre Villas-Boas’ first manager’s job in English football was at Burnley.The Portuguese applied for the job after Owen Coyle left to join Bolton in January 2010 and according to former Clarets chief executive Paul Fletcher his application was impressive, but maybe a little too impressive. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 8 Savage moved to Derby and made over 100 appearances for the club after failing to move to Sunderland The Swede then moved to Ajax and had a glittering career which later saw him join Arsenal’s rivals Manchester United in 2016.George Boyd to Nottingham ForestWe know about transfers failing to go through because of a failed medical but rarely on the grounds of an “inconclusive eye test”.But this happened to George Boyd, whose move from Peterborough United to Nottingham Forest in February 2013 fell through for that exact reason.In reaction to this, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony was more surprised than anyone, saying: “He’s played 300 games and scored from the halfway line the other month, but Forest say he has an eyesight problem.” Ibrahimovic could have worn Arsenal red in his career Burnley reportedly had first dibs on former Chelsea fan favourite Michael Essien Worthington’s partying antics saw him miss out on the move of a lifetime 8 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets He then signed for Ligue 1 club Bastia in July 2000 before eventually moving to Chelsea in 2005 where he won nine trophies including two Premier Leagues, four FA Cups and a Champions League.Zlatan Ibrahimovic to ArsenalIt’s never a dull moment with Zlatan Ibrahimovic but even he must have surprised himself when he turned down the chance to have a trial with Arsenal in 2000.Ibrahimovic travelled to north London where he met with Arsene Wenger about the possibility of a move from Malmo.However, when Wenger suggested the he take part in a trial to prove himself, Ibrahimovic went completely off the idea and replied that he doesn’t do trials. LATEST 8 Zidane was a World Cup winner three years later Frank Worthington to LiverpoolHuddersfield’s star striker Frank Worthington was on the verge of completing a big-money move to Liverpool in 1972 but failed a medical after being found to have high blood pressure.He was told he should take a holiday to Majorca by Liverpool to relax for a week before doing the medical again.However, things didn’t quite turn out that way as Worthington, known for partying hard whenever he got the chance, came back with even higher blood pressure and a deal never happened. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more

FINN HARPS FACE TOUGH AWAY FIXTURE TO LONGFORD IN CUP

first_imgFinn Harps have been handed a tough assignment in the FAI Cup 3rd round with a trip to Flancare Park to face Longford Town.The Ballybofey club who are hovering close tot he bottom of the First Division will be hoping for a decent cup run to take their minds of their poor league form.New management team Peter Hutton and Felix Healy didn’t get off to the best of starts last weekend when they were beaten 1-0 by Mick Wallace’s Wexford Youths at Finn Park. The Derry duo have admitted that they have been surprised by some of the player’s naivety but said they are impressed by the talent and ambition among the squad of players.All games are set to be played the weekend of June 5th.FAI Cup 3rd Round draw in full:Salthill Devon v Sheriff YC Drogheda United v Mervue UnitedWaterford United v New Ross CelticCherry Orchard v UCDMonaghan United v EvertonWexford Youths v Derry City Crumlin United v St Patrick’s AthleticGreystones v ShelbourneSacred Heart v LimerickSligo Rovers v Pike Rovers Bohemians v Douglas HallDundalk v Galway UnitedLongford Town v Finn HarpsMidleton v Cork CityShamrock Rovers v Athlone TownYoughal United v Bray WanderersEndsFINN HARPS FACE TOUGH AWAY FIXTURE TO LONGFORD IN CUP was last modified: May 10th, 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)last_img read more

PUB WITH PERFECT RECORD HAD PARTY GOING ON AT 1.40AM

first_imgA bar with a spotless record has been ordered to pay €200 to charity after being found guilty of having people on the premises after hours.Letterkenny District Court was told that Gardai were passing by Maggie’s Tavern in Carrickmore, St.Johnston on August 14th last.When Gardai entered the premises, the were approximately 65 people in the bar and a DK was playing music. Solicitor Fiona Browne told the court that the bar had no previous convictions of any sort and was a very well-run establishment.She said it was located between two rural villages and it depends from revenue from such parties to survive.She said she had been at functions herself in the bar and it was a very well-run establishment which usually provided its own transport to leave customers home.On the night in question a 40th birthday party was taking place.Judge Paul Kelly ordered the proprietor Alice Lynch to pay €200 to the Donegal Hospice.PUB WITH PERFECT RECORD HAD PARTY GOING ON AT 1.40AM was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 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:after hoursdonegalMaggie’s tavernSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Kevin Durant no longer All-Star Game starter, according to vote

first_imgHow badly do Warriors fans want Kevin Durant to re-sign with the team? Well, right about now would be a good time to show him.As of now, the love for Durant is a little lacking in the All-Star Game voting.The Warriors star is no longer one of the Western Conference starters, having been supplanted by Oklahoma City’s Paul George in the latest voting for the All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.Meanwhile, Stephen Curry has maintained his lead over Western Conference guards for the …last_img read more