ASTON VILLA VS LEICESTER CITY

first_imgVILLA (4-1-4-1)GUZAN, HUTTON, OKORE, LESCOTT, BACUNA, SANCHEZ,WESTWOOD, VERETOUT, GANA, SINCLAIR, AYEWLEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLeicester City are now level at the top of the Barclays Premier League with Arsenal after beating Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday thanks to Robert Huth’s late winner at White Hart Lane.It ended their run of three games without a league win, while Huth’s goal was Leicester’s first in 374 minutes.On Tuesday, Aston Villa claimed their first win in the Barclays Premier League in 157 days when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to a goal from central defender Joleon Lescott.It was also Villa’s first Premier League win in 20 attempts, having lost 14 of the previous 19.They remain at the foot of the table and face high-riding Leicester City next.The most common Premier League result between these teams at Villa Park is a draw. In nine clashes, four have been drawn while Villa have won three and Leicester two.When they met at the King Power Stadium in September it was a remarkable game. Villa led 2-0 but Leicester struck three times in the final 18 minutes, with Nathan Dyer stealing an 89th-minute winner.last_img read more

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NEC Dismisses ‘December 16’ as D-Day, As Political Activist Warn Against Constitution Implications

first_imgThe Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, has categorically dismissed reports that Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the newly set date for the Special Senatorial Elections.Speaking to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, shortly after a meeting with the House Committee on Elections and Inaugurations, Cllr. Korkoya says consultations were still ongoing to derive a new date for the conduct of the special senatorial elections.The National Legislature passed a Joint Resolution suspending the Special Senatorial Elections which was originally slated for October 14, 2014 by constitutional mandate. As the country grapples with an Ebola outbreak which, health officials said, poses the biggest public health challenge since the Aids epidemic of the 1980s, the Legislature instructed the Electoral body, NEC, to “consult with stakeholders and set a new date for election not later than the 20th of December.”Representative Gabriel Smith, House Elections and Inaugurations Committee chairman, said his committee was basically conducting oversight to ensure NEC operates within its mandate.The NEC boss’s comment came in light of suggestions made in a meeting last weekend with political parties, independent candidates, youths and student groups, that the Elections be held on December 16, in keeping with electoral guidelines and processes leading to voting day, announcement of results and room for protest as provided for under international standards.It is recalled that the NEC boss, in his letter to the National Legislature dated August 12, 2014 recommended that the National Legislature take necessary legal actions to the effect that the election, as scheduled, be temporarily suspended for a period up to the second Tuesday of December 2014, “hoping that the outbreak would have subsided by then,” the NEC boss wrote.A well-placed source at NEC, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the Commission’s critical assessment of the current situation relating to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) would not allow the NEC to conduct a free, fair and credible Special Elections until the country is about 90% free of the virus.The source argued that when that happens, the Commission  be able to recruit and also undertake the training of more than 25,000 temporary polling staff for subsequent deployment in the 4,701 polling centers across the country; 365 civil/voter educators for deployment throughout the 73 electoral districts in the country, as well as 400 electoral supervisors.“Then we believe that there will be a high turn out because there would be no fear and confusion to undermine the credibility of the outcome of the elections, and there will also be our international partners who will come to participate in the process by observing and validating the elections,” the NEC staffer argued.However, political activists are urging lawmakers and the NEC to be very careful that extended postponement of the 2014 Senatorial Elections to a date which makes it impractical for senators-elect to take their sets within the timeframe prescribed by law, may present some unintended consequences of complex constitutional implications.“There should be more time for the special election to be held, results declared, elections protest; and the senators-elect seated in January 2015, as required by Law,” political activist Richard Nagbe of New Georgia Gulf said.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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“Catherine Johnson Lived a Rewarding Life”

first_imgThe late Catherine E. Johnson-Says Rev. Fr. SelleeThe Dean of the Trinity Cathedral, Reverend Fr. James B. Sellee, was one of several personalities who described the late Catherine Ellen Johnson a devoted Christian, who served not only the church, but her community and the country at large.Rev. Sellee also acknowledged that she was a strong business woman, who tremendously impacted not only the lives of her immediate family members, but members of her community and other Liberians.Mrs. Johnson will be remembered by many as a renowned home economics instructor at the University of Liberia (UL) where she spent most of her active years teaching the art. She was a farmer, a devout Christian and dedicated public servant, an official government Gazette said.At a thanksgiving service in celebration of the life of the deceased held at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church, Rev. Sellee said Mrs. Johnson died as a faithful and dedicated Christian—a life he testified to.While on her dying bed, Rev. Sellee recalled how Mrs. Johnson had wanted to be in the presence of the Lord, knowing that she has a better place in heaven, because God promised his children who served him as Catherine.“God is not a man to lie, what He says will surely come to pass,” Rev. Sellee said.He reminded members of the congregation to reflect on their own life and live as dedicated servants of God, urging, as the church said goodbye to Mrs. Johnson, that they should reflect on their own lives and live as dedicated servants of God so that when they die their souls can find rest in heaven.Rev. Selle spoke on the Theme: “what will you take with you when you die? And Text from the book of Revolution14: 13.”He said every human came into the world naked and naked they shall return, adding that Christians should not allow anything on earth to separate them from God that has the ability to give each one of his children eternal life in his kingdom.“People will kill whole nations for money, deceive and lie just to get power; sometimes, people fight each other in the family just to get property, but when they die, they will not take all of those things in their possession with them to their graves. At times their enemies enjoy what they have labored for after they shall have been gone to the grave,” he noted.He said Mrs. Johnson was not a person that loved power, but she treated people with love and fairness.Rev. Selle indicated that power belongs to God, but those who have power should be thankful that God has given them power, which they are to use for the betterment of those  they lead.He said people should be careful of what they say or do to others and must treat people with justice and fairness, because no one knows when they will die. “When you die you will be standing before God to tell him what you have done, how you served the church, took care of people that were naked and people will also be judged by your deeds and actions.”In tribute, Puchu Leona Bernard, niece of Mrs Johnson, said she was a true patriot and industrialist as well as an advocate for self-reliance; she proved that these traits can be the cornerstone of the development and sustenance of a people, their nation and the very fabric of their society.Puchu Bernard said Mrs. Johnson was a no nonsense businesswoman, who opened the Cinderella Shoe Store on the corner of Broad and Center streets in the 60’s.According to her, Mrs. Catherine Ellen Johnson was a rare Liberian businesswoman at the time, traveling frequently to Portugal, Spain and Italy to source quality leather shoes for her growing business.She was the daughter of Mr. Gabriel Johnson, granddaughter of Liberian President Hilary Richard Wright Johnson and great granddaughter of the eminent Liberian pioneer, Elijah Johnson.Mrs. Johnson died Friday, January 12, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, following a period of illness, family sources said.She was in her 98th year.Her father was Gabriel Johnson, son of President Hilary Richard Wright Johnson, 11th President of Liberia (1884-92) and the first Liberian-born President. Gabriel Johnson’s father was Elijah Johnson (1787-1849), a former officer of the United States Navy and one of the first repatriated Liberians and leader of the Colony of Liberia during 1822.The funeral was graced by eminent Liberians which included Counselor Yvette Chesson Wureh, an eminent Liberian lawyer and head of Liberia’s Angie Brooks International Center, and Cyvette Gibson, Mayor of the city of Paynesville.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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Robotics kits gifted to 6 city secondary schools

first_imgSix secondary schools in the city are now better prepared to participate in the annual Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) challenge set for the end of November, following the acquisition of robotic kits donated by Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC).The robotics kits that were donatedWith funding from US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil, the VYC provided kits to the Richard Ishmael Secondary, Tucville and Dolphin Secondaries, Central High, St John’s College, and Charlestown Secondary School.According to the Department of Public Information, while the packages will aid in the students’ preparation for the upcoming competition, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Youth Corps, Goldie Scott said the kits will also support innovation and creativity among students. “We want to ensure that they have the technology to use, and today is a great opportunity for that,” Scott is quoted as saying by the DPI at a simple ceremony held at the Richard Ishmael Secondary.The VYC has been partnering with the oil company for almost a decade to provide after school STEM education to over 11 secondary schools, Scott said. The Youth Corps has been utilising the services of Grade Nine to Eleven teachers to assist in the afternoon sessions.She said the organisation works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Education for the benefit of all students.For the STEM challenge later in the year, participants will be required to build a robot that can alleviate an environmental concern, including pollution, deforestation or combatting climate change. An objective of the challenge is to allow students to work as a team while at the same time, learn STEM concepts while solving real-world challenges, using research and creativity.ExxonMobil’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs, Deedra Moe said robotics can be a foundation for students to realise their passions, learn to communicate across different technology platforms, enhance team building and community involvement.Since her arrival in Guyana just over a year ago, Moe has been able to witness the positive impact STEM has had on education. “Through STEM education has increasingly become a centre for development and ExxonMobil Guyana has recognised that and supporting and empowering youth is essential. We look to you to find solutions to challenging problems and that is why we partner and continue our support to Volunteer Youth Corps”.last_img read more

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Health care plan faces GOP gantlet

first_imgRepublican opposition to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s universal health care plan – which could prove fatal to the proposal – is being tested at the state Republican Party convention this weekend. Delegates will debate a resolution attacking Schwarzenegger’s plan as a tax hike. If the health care plan is eventually approved over the opposition of a majority of GOP legislators, the resolution calls on the Republican Party to join a campaign to overturn the law with a ballot referendum. The widely divisive issue, with myriad stakeholders, has drawn the sharpest criticism from conservative Republicans. “I guess the critical question is what makes him \ think European socialism will work any better in California than it’s worked in Europe,” said Sen. Tom McClintock, a Thousand Oaks Republican. California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim confirmed that the resolution to fight and even attempt to overturn Schwarzenegger’s plan, if necessary, will be debated by the resolutions committee and could well end up before the full delegation today. “The Republican Party is now listening to all the voices in the party, then finds where the consensus is and supports that consensus,” Sundheim said. “If you fall outside that consensus, we’ve developed a vehicle for you to have that voice heard – through committees, through the resolutions process – and we let the people vote on it.” Sundheim said he was remaining neutral on the health care resolution. “For me to make a comment on that could be perceived as trying to sway it one way or the other,” he said. Sundheim downplayed the party’s financial condition – a $4.5 million debt – as a major factor should it decide to help fund a referendum measure to overturn an approved universal health care system. Sundheim said the party can swiftly recover fiscally. The GOP resolution says, among other things, that the health care system would punish sick people; chase employers, doctors and jobs out of California; increase prices for medical services; and diminish revenue for other essential government services. The party’s standing position on health care maintains that it “opposes government-mandated health insurance plans” in favor of “health care choices that are primarily a matter of personal liberty.” Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said Republicans who dislike the governor’s proposal should agree there is a health care problem that needs to be addressed. Some elements of the governor’s health-care plan should appeal to traditional Republican constituencies, such as businesses that are paying a “hidden tax” for subsidizing uninsured Californians and facing double-digit increases in their health care premiums every year, McLear said. The governor remains open to critiques of his plan and alternate suggestions, as long as they aim for the ultimate goal of expanding coverage, McLear said. “He’s always says, `I want to hear everybody’s ideas,’ ” McLear said. “With his health care plan, he’s leading the debate on this, but he has never said his plan is the be-all and end-all. He’s trying to facilitate an open debate on this.” Staff Writer Harrison Sheppard contributed to this story. sgeissinger@angnewspapers.com (916) 447-9302 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Republican governor says “our health care system is broken” and is “poison to our economy, it’s terrible for the people and terrible for businesses.” In his latest comments on the issue, the governor said Wednesday in an interview with an L.A. radio station that the health care system is “terrible for everyone, it has to be fixed” with everyone sharing some of the financial pain. Schwarzenegger’s $12 billion plan seeks to insure nearly every uninsured Californian – about 6 million people. It would require every Californian to purchase health insurance and would expand Medi-Cal reimbursements to health providers, broaden government health insurance programs and require insurers to issue coverage to all employees. The plan would be financed primarily through a 2 percent of revenue fee on doctors, a 4 percent fee on hospitals and a percent of payroll fee on businesses that do not provide insurance for employees. Political experts said the governor, already at odds with some Democrats, does not need the formal opposition of the state Republican Party, as well. The governor already faces an array of varied and powerful stakeholders as he attempts to forge a broad coalition among groups. last_img
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Fort St John Fire Department responds to fire early Saturday morning

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 21.According to Captain Marco D’Agostino, crews arrived on scene shortly after 2:00 a.m. to a single-story structure fire on 103 Avenue.D’Agostino says the Fire Department was able to locate the fire in a kitchen suite in the basement, with a majority of the damage contained to the area of origin.- Advertisement -Despite containing the fire to the area, D’Agostino says the entire residence sustained significant smoke damage.The sole occupant at the time of the fire was able to get out safely with their pets. The resident was then treated for smoke inhalation at the Fort St. John Hospital.According to D’Agostino, the cause of the fire is still under investigation and is not considered suspicious.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Termite fumigation project in tents, intense

first_imgRPV: Lomita firm covering the 100-unit condo complex is using 125 tarps for cover. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER No, the carnival hasn’t come to town – but the termite fumigators have. “The dirt, scuff and tar stains from roofs don’t stand out as much when you’ve got the stripes. A tarp goes on about 100 buildings before it needs to be replaced, so if there’s just one color, they look really dirty,” Santonello said. “It’s just become standard procedure.” Residents vacated their homes by 8a.m. Monday, taking with them any pets. “We put all our food in sealed, plastic bags, took out all the plants to the tennis courts and opened up all the drawers to make sure the gas can get in and out,” said Hagen, who is staying with his wife at a hotel in Long Beach. “It’s like a vacation, but we still have to go to work.” Concerned about thieves who might take advantage of the vacant residences, the condo’s homeowners association hired a private security firm to guard the premises until the work is finished Thursday. However, Santonello said he rarely hears of burglaries of tented homes. “Someone who doesn’t know anything about fumigating might think they can hold their breath and run in and grab a TV and get out, but sulfuryl fluoride can kill somebody in a couple of minutes if they breathe in enough of it,” Santonello said. Just in case someone is willing to take the deadly risk, fumigators routinely add tear gas as a warning agent, since the toxic sulfuryl fluoride is odorless and colorless. “The tear gas keeps anything from going inside the tarp – including animals,” Santonello said. And if the security guards and tear gas aren’t enough to dissuade determined thieves, deputies at the Lomita sheriff’s station have increased patrols to the La Rotonda area. “I’m not aware of any increase in crime in homes that are being fumigated for termites, but as with anything, we’re being proactive in crime prevention,” sheriff’s Lt. Michael Irving said. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 100-unit condo complex in Rancho Palos Verdes has a new big-top look this week after wood-eating insects were found munching on the building. “Last year we had to replace the roof and that’s when we found the termites,” said Herman Hagen, a resident of Ocean Terrace. “You could actually see them when we took off the old roof.” The circus-sized project near Trump National Golf Club required 125 plastic-coated panels (an average home uses six) and 50,000 metal clips to make airtight the more than 3-million-cubic-foot building, said the owner of Andy’s Termite and Pest control in Lomita. “It’s the biggest project we’ve ever attacked on our own,” Andy Santonello said. “We’re pretty proud of it.” Fumigators use colorfully striped tarps because the special plastic-coated cloth only comes in 50-inch-wide swaths that need to be sewn together, and alternating colors allow inspectors to quickly assess the height and width of a building. It also just looks better. last_img read more

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Leicester not giving up on Sampdoria striker Eder despite Inter Milan bid

first_imgLeicester City are ready to better Inter Milan’s contract offer for Sampdoria striker Eder.As talkSPORT told you this week, the two sides are going head-to-head to sign the 29-year-old before the January transfer window shuts.Eder is currently enjoying the best form of his career in Serie A having already hit 12 goals in 19 Italian top-flight appearances so far this season.It has been reported that both Leicester and Inter are ready to sanction bids worth around £8million for the striker but now the English club appear to have edged ahead with their contract offer.Sport Mediaset claim that Leicester’s terms would be worth just over £1.9m-a-year while Inter are not willing to pay him more than £1.5m.Now it is up to Eder to decide whether he wants to try his hand in English football or join another team in Italy – but get paid less. 1 Sampdoria striker Eder last_img read more

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Gang leader Timothy McGhee convicted of murders

first_imgThe lengthy deliberations – Thursday marked the ninth day – were due in part to issues with a lone juror Perry removed from the panel a week ago and replaced with an alternate. Jurors were also having to weigh the testimony of prosecution witnesses – some of them gang members with pending cases of their own – that defense attorney H. Clay Jacke Jr. said were motivated by plea deals from prosecutors. The murder convictions were for the Oct. 14, 1997, killing of Ronald Martin; the June 3, 2000, slaying of 16-year-old Ryan Gonzalez; and the Nov. 9, 2001, slaying of Margie Mendoza, the girlfriend of a rival gang member and a 26-year-old mother of three. McGhee is believed to have killed Gonzales simply because he thought Atwater Village wasn’t big enough for two people with the same nickname, “Huero” – “light-skinned” in Spanish. In addition to his conviction of attempting to murder LAPD Officers Thomas Baker and Carlos Langarica, McGhee was found guilty of trying to kill Duane Natividad and Erica Rhee. He was acquitted of attempting to kill Pedro Sanchez and Juan Cardiel. Three of McGhee’s fellow Toonerville gang members – Mario “Little Boy” Aleman, Ramon “Chubbs” Maldonado and Joseph “Little Respect” Aghazadeh – were previously convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in the July 4, 2000, attempted murders of Baker and Langarica during a chase. The prosecution did run into challenges in trying to get certain witnesses to testify accurately, including Cardiel and Sanchez, who said they couldn’t remember who shot them. Chun said it was indicative of the wave of fear and intimidation exerted by McGhee even after his capture. “Witness protection won’t work/ Realize your ratt ain’t going to make it to the stand/ To identifie\ the man shootin up the ham/ Can’t promise protection when you can’t protect yourself,” he wrote in one set of lyrics introduced in his trial. Details in McGhee’s rap lyrics, according to authorities, corresponded to details in no fewer than three of the killings to which McGhee has been connected. His defense team had argued the notebook should not be admitted into evidence because it contained the notation in big letters that “everything in this book is a work of fiction.” But Chun successfully countered that McGhee’s “autobiographical gang writings in the notebook are self-authenticating because they consistently identify the author as having characteristics unique to defendant McGee” – the tattoos, the nicknames, his gang affiliations, his Atwater roots, his physical description and being a fugitive. “They are his words,” Chun said. “They are his deeds.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761 For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was convicted of three murders and four attempts, and he was convicted of shooting personally in four different shootings over a four-year period,” Deputy District Attorney Hoon Chun said. “We will definitely be asking for the death sentence.” Meanwhile, the verdicts came as welcome and surprising news in Atwater Village, where residents said they feared McGhee would get off after an almost six-year wait for the cases to come to trial – and nearly two weeks of deliberations. “Everyone here was saying to each other, `He’s getting out! He’s getting out!” said Lenore Solis, treasurer of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and a longtime resident. Since McGhee’s capture in 2003 in Arizona, crime has declined in the area, residents and police say. The arrest came only after City Councilman Eric Garcetti posted a $50,000 reward and a U.S. Marshal’s Service nationwide hunt. “Let’s face it, he was responsible for a lot of the killings and the violence,” Solis said. “His mother was going around passing out leaflets asking for people to pray for her son and to get support for him. I feel for her, but I also feel for all the mothers of his victims. This is all a sad commentary on our society.” One of Los Angeles’ most feared gang leaders with a penchant for writing rap lyrics about his killings was convicted Thursday of murdering rival gang members for control of a lucrative drug trade – and now could face the death penalty. Timothy Joseph McGhee, 34, leader of the Toonerville gang in Atwater Village, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and four of attempted murder. His autobiographical notebook of gang lyrics in which he boasted about his crimes proved vital in the conviction. McGhee showed no emotion in Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry’s courtroom when the verdicts were read. His mother appeared distraught when she learned the outcome and declined comment. Perry immediately set penalty-phase arguments and testimony to begin this morning. last_img
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DDTV: TAKING TO THE SKIES IS ‘PLANE’ EASY FOR BLIND DONEGAL WOMAN

first_imgWatch this incredible video above, which shows Donegal girl Jennifer Doherty fly a plane, even though she’s blind!Jennifer shows that just because you’re disabled doesn’t mean you can’t fulfil your dreams. The video is truly inspirational, and in the video clip Jennifer explains why she partook in the daunting challenge of flying a plane.In the video, Jennifer who works in the Donegal Centre for Independent Living, says, “I wants the people of Donegal to help support our organisation, who strive every day to promote inclusion, choice and control amongst disabled people and our community.“But like many disability groups we need to raise funds, but we strongly believe in doing it in a way that promotes a positive image of disabled people, we want to create a positive perception not a charitable one.Former Finn Harps legend Shane Bradley also makes an appearance in the video and he’s on hand to support Jennifer as she undertook her challenge. To watch simply click play on the video above, and enjoy.This will really brighten up your day! 🙂 DDTV: TAKING TO THE SKIES IS ‘PLANE’ EASY FOR BLIND DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BlinddonegalFeaturesJennifer Dohertynewsplanewomanlast_img read more

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