CDC Begins Election of Delegates for June 16 Primaries

first_imgPartial View Of Pictures Who Seek Reelection: Reps. Acarous Gray, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Solomon George and Munah YoungbloodBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has begun the election of 45 delegates from each of the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in its June 16 primaries.The delegates will include 10 persons, each representing zonal heads, youth and women’s league, and 15 persons from the district executive committee.At the CDC headquarters in Congo Town yesterday, the process started with the election of 45 delegates from electoral district #6.The chairman of the elections commission of the CDC’s 2017 primaries, Jefferson Koijee, said the process will end on Saturday, June 3.He announced that the election of delegates of electoral districts #2, 12, 11 and 13 would be done today, Thursday, June 1 at the district #12 CDC headquarters; on Friday, June 2, the delegates of electoral districts #17, 16, 14 and 15 will be chosen at the district #15 CDC headquarters; and the delegates of electoral districts #8, 9, 7 and 1 will be done at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town.Mr. Koijee stated that the election of the counties’ delegates will follow, while the primaries will kick-off on Friday, June 16, to elect candidates to run on the party’s or the coalition’s ticket.He said the election of the delegates through the ballot box is not only to promote “free, fair and transparent” primaries, but to dispel rumors that the young commissioners and CDC cannot produce “real aspirants who are chosen from the delegates.”Other members of the elections commission for the primaries are Ronald Mends-Cole, co-chairman; secretary general Hassan Newland; Edriss Bility, Mamansie Kaba, Mamansie Carr, and Lewis Wright, members.The remaining members are Emmett Reeves, ex-officio and Phil T. Dixon, resource person.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CDC Warns against ‘Unanticipated Consequences’ of Election Delays

first_imgCDC executives at the news conferenceThe Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and its collaborating political parties say the National Elections Commission and stakeholders should act timely, in setting back on course the electoral process to avert unanticipated consequences that could attend the failure to do so.Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia, Prof. Ansu Sonii, a spokesman for the CDC, said the coalition’s appeal is a matter of national urgency.He said it is the opinion of the CDC that if the runoff election is not held to permit transition of power as required by the Constitution, the attending situation could ultimately draw the nation into an unnecessary crisis.“The CDC and its collaborating political parties will accept nothing less than a timely return to these democratic electoral processes, as indicated,” he stated. He warned that the Constitution of Liberia should not be compromised.Prof. Sonii, however, said the coalition remains committed to a smooth democratic constitutional transition and therefore any attempt to hijack this process through political artifice, scheming and filibustering, will be rejected by the coalition.“While we await the timely fulfillment of the mandate of the Supreme Court to the National Elections Commission,” he said, “we call on our partisans, supporters, and allies to remain peacefully engaged, law-abiding, and ignore all provocations, as victory of the CDC can only be delayed, but cannot be denied.”He said, “Being true to our word, the Coalition and its collaborating political parties, again pledge our renewed commitment to a peaceful non-violent electoral process, and a timely conclusion thereof, as required by the Constitution and Laws of Liberia.”Notwithstanding, he said, the CDC and its collaborating political parties will not allow any extra-constitutional, undemocratic governance arrangement at the expiration of the current Unity Party Administration.“We are calling on the Mano River Union, the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, the United Nations and the international communities at-large to take note of the unfolding development relating to the current electoral process, and do all to ensure that Liberia’s fledging multiparty democracy is reinforced,” he stated.He meanwhile implored the international community, to stand on the side of democracy, with the people of Liberia, so the ongoing process is successfully and timely brought to a constitutional conclusion, and that a government of the people is elected and inaugurated.Finally, he said, “As our standard bearer, Senator George Manneh Weah, has repeatedly advised, we call on all partisans and supporters of the CDC; our collaborating political parties; and the Liberian people, in general, to remain peaceful, yet vigilant and resolved, while we commit ourselves to the democratic process and await the runoff election as the law provides.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgWith temperatures again threatening to reach 20 degrees again tomorrow, Donegal has been enjoying some of the best March weather ever!The forecast is good until at least Friday bringing us an early peak at what we hope summer will be like. Thanks to all of you who sent in the pictures featured here.Email your pictures to and we’ll gladly put them up for you.Let’s show all our readers around the world what they’re missing and let the rest of Ireland know that Donegal really is the nicest place to live!Our pictures above comes from the Rosses snorkelers who really know how to make a splash. Is this the busiest playground in Ireland? Rathmullan by the sea courtesy of Rathmullan, Donegal.Both of the very different above pictures were taken by Michelle O’Reilly at Marble Hill today!Robert McClean took this wonderful Donegal sunset this evening below:This wonderful picture below was taken by Charles, from Tory Hostel, as a boat arrives in the harbour out of the hazy sunshine.Roxtown Bay, Urris, Clonmany, below was captured by Sally Friel, Dunaff, Clonmany.Mairead O’Donnell certainly captured the Donegal sunshine in this picture below: Chelsea and Chloe running down a sand dune at Arlands Burtonport, captured by Mary Rodgers below:Mary Rodgers also took this lovely pic below:DONEGAL IN THE MARCH SUNSHINE: YOUR INCREDIBLE PICTURES was last modified: March 27th, 2012 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:donegalDONEGAL IN THE MARCH SUNSHINE: YOUR INCREDIBLE PICTURESpicturessummerlast_img read more


first_imgA very busy week for the Motiv8 LK team commenced with the usual bootcamp and cycling training schedule.On Wednesday evening contestants were given a real feel for the third aspect of the Gaelforce Triathlon as they undertake a crash course in the basics of kayaking on Gartan lake. Despite some initial trepidation (and the occasional rollover!) a very successful outing was had by all with Letterkenny Chamber President John Watson stating ‘It’s a pity the Olympics are so soon, with a bit more time I think I good grab at least a silver in this event’!Fundraising for Motiv8 LK’s assigned charity Donegal Action for Cancer Care also intensified with a bucket collection around Letterkenny coupled with a car wash at Mountain Top on Saturday last.Volunteers were once again joined by members of Downtown United FC and despite the weather, spirits weren’t dampened, with the public once again supporting generously.DACC spokesperson Betty Holmes was once again thrilled with the day, stating that ‘for us it was great to know that many people were aware of the work of Donegal Action for Cancer Care and in addition wanted us to keep up our good work. We are a voluntary group and convinced that what we are doing can make a difference. Thank you Motiv8 LK and the contestants in the challenge for supporting DACC.’With less than two weeks to the Gaelforce Competition all nine contestants are primed for action and have really made incredible strides since training began on May 1st.Motiv8 LK would like to thank all volunteers who helped out with fundraising duties on Saturday and the public who once again supported generously. An additional word of thanks to Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Kellys Mountain Top Centra and Club Voodoo who have also assisted greatly.Additional information on Motiv8 LK can be seen on or KAYAKS, BUCKET COLLECTIONS AND CAR WASHES – ALL IN A WEEK FOR MOVTIV8 LK! was last modified: June 12th, 2012 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

Noble red card haunts West Ham as Ndidi nets late Leicester equaliser

first_imgWilfred Ndidi scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for Leicester against a West Ham side who battled valiantly with ten men after captain Mark Noble was sent off on Saturday.Fabian Balbuena’s first Hammers goal looked like it might be enough for victory when he scored after half an hour. Eight minutes later Noble was sent off for a challenge on Ndidi. 4 West Ham took the league on the half-hour mark The complexion of the match changed with Noble’s dismissal. The West Ham captain slid in on Ndidi, catching the Leicester midfielder on the shin. Referee Michael Oliver quickly pulled out his red card.Leicester almost took immediate advantage of their numerical advantage by equalising just before half-time but Vicente Iborra’s diving header was brilliantly saved by Lukasz Fabianski.With Leicester chasing the game, Puel introduced Vardy for the start of the second half, with Rachid Ghezzal making way, and the striker flicked a header wide.West Ham were up against it with 10 men and Leicester, who had a couple of penalty appeals turned down, were starting to create openings regularly. Leicester laid siege to the West Ham goal thereafter and finally made the breakthrough after 89 minutes with Ndidi’s deflected strike making it 1-1.The Nigerian’s effort rescued Leicester from a third straight Premier League loss, a defeat which would have been scrutinised further following Claude Puel’s decision to drop Jamie Vardy.The match began brightly for Leicester as, with only two minutes on the clock, Kelechi Iheanacho swept in a cross from Marc Albrighton. But the offside flag was up.However West Ham then started to improve and took control. A lovely piece of skill by Felipe Anderson saw the Brazilian bring the ball down, glide past a couple of defenders and work Kasper Schmeichel with a fierce shot from the corner of the box.Robert Snodgrass flashed a couple of efforts wide and it was no surprise when West Ham went ahead.Anderson chipped the ball to the back post from a Snodgrass free-kick and Declan Rice headed it back across the penalty area where Balbuena saw his diving header hit the inside of a post before getting up to fire the rebound into an empty net from close range. 4 Ndidi earned a point for Leicester at the death There was no defence for Mark Noble 4 Fabianski made a fine double save to deny Albrighton just after the hour mark before Vardy glanced another header over the crossbar. Harry Maguire then saw a header clip the top of the bar after 67 minutes.West Ham should have made sure of all three points eight minutes from time but substitute Angelo Ogbonna was unable to turn a free header on target.Ndidi made them pay when his long-range shot took a huge deflection off Balbuena and spun the ball into the top corner of the net.The match ended on a sour note with Leicester’s Daniel Amartey being carried from the field on a stretcher needing oxygen after appearing to get his studs caught in the turf.MATCH STATS 4last_img read more

Mali hands Mauritania harsh AFCON debut

first_img Tags: Abdoulay DiabyAdama TraoreAFCON 2019Hacen El IdeMALIMauritaniaMoussa Marega Mali players celebrate on of their four goals against Mauritania on Monday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Mali 4-1 MauritaniaNew Suez Stadium, SuezMonday, 24-06-2019SUEZ – Mali produced by far the most convincing display at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Mauritania 4-1 in one of the Group E games played on Monday night.In their first AFCON game in history, the Lions of Chinguetti were outplayed, outclassed and handed a lesson at the Suez Stadium.After standing firm for the first 36 minutes, Corentin Martins’s side finally succumbed to the pressure with Abdoulay Diaby drilling home a 25-yard strike to hand Mali a more than deserved lead.At the stroke of half time, one became two as Moussa Marega converted from the spot after goalkeeper Brahim Souleymane committed a foul as he attempted to smother a shot he had spilled.By the long break, it was just a matter of how many the Eagles would score as they were clearly in cruise control.Ten minutes after the recess, Monaco’s Adama Traore smacked in a third with a well-taken low drive, increasing Mali’s lead to three.However, the Eagles would be denied a clean sheet as Mauritania pulled one back on 72 minutes. After Ismael Diakite was impeded by Mamadou Fofana in the area, Real Valladolid’s Hacen El Ide stepped up and converted the resultant kick, bringing the scores to 3-1.Mauritania had no time to celebrate their maiden AFCON goal as Mali restored their three-goal caution a minute later as substitute Adama Traore who had earlier replaced his namesake, curled in from the edge of the box.From there onwards, both sides looked to be contented with the score-line, Mali running out 4-1 victors in the end.Mauritania’s keeper was fortunate to finish the game after the referee took a lenient view on his cynical takedown of Marega, Souleymane escaping with a yellow card after a rash charge out of his area.The result sees Mali take the initiative in Group E with three points, two ahead of both Tunisia and Angola who shared spoils in a 1-1 affair earlier in the day.The performance by Mali will send bitter signals to Tunisia who are favourites to cruise through Group E.For Mauritania, it was a baptism of fire as they try to explore unfamiliar ground but will take a lot of positives from the game.Mauritania are taking part in their first AFCON tournament.In their next games, Mali takes on Tunisia on Friday, before Mauritania return to action against Angola, the following day.The other games played on Monday-Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa-Tunisia 1-1 AngolaTuesday’s fixtures-Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau @8pm-Ghana vs Benin @11pmComments last_img read more

How Much is Flickr Worth to Yahoo? Not Very Much (Updated)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#web When an internal announcement leaked out of Yahoo last month that it was “sunsetting” popular social bookmarking service Delicious, that service’s users flew into a panic. Yahoo quickly backtracked on the plans and the service remains up and running, if minimally supported.Would Flickr survive the hemorrhaging at its parent company Yahoo? That was the next logical question. Today Flickr power user Thomas Hawk did a little investigation of how many $25/year paid Pro accounts and thus how much annual revenue he estimates Flickr contributes to Yahoo. Hawk’s methodology seems reasonable, if generous, and led to the conclusion that Flickr probably brings in around $50 million in annual revenue. Minus expenses, the profit it brings Yahoo is probably negligible. In other words, Yahoo has little economic incentive to support, maintain or grow one of the biggest photo sharing sites on the web and the place many of us pay to store our photos online. That’s cause for concern. Note:Former Flickr chief software architect Cal Henderson responds in comments below, saying that Hawk’s methodology is “deeply flawed” and that advertising makes up a large amount of Flickr’s revenue. So take the following with a grain of salt now that we’ve heard that from a former insider.Hawk’s methodology involved looking at Flickr’s last stated number of users from a year ago (40m) and decreasing that number by the 18% that the site’s publicly visible web traffic has since declined by. Then he did a search for two common names, John and Jane, and counted what percentage of the first 100 users with each name were listed as paying Pro members. This admittedly crude method led Hawk to conclude that an estimated 7% of Flickr users have paid accounts. That’s reasonable, if not high. (I’d perform a more extensive analysis right now, using the same method, if Flickr allowed for automated extraction of information from its site. It doesn’t though.) Put all the numbers together and you get about $50 million in annual revenue. “How profitable is Flickr?” Hawk asks after discussing hosting, office and staff costs, “Your guess is as good as mine. I suspect that after you back out all the costs on their revenue though that it’s not a meaningful or significant number for Yahoo.”As we wrote last April, when Flickr’s epic community manager Heather Champ left the company, Facebook has long been larger and now sees almost an entire Flickr’s-worth of photos (3 billion) uploaded to that social network every month.As we wrote yesterday when discussing Facebook’s crushing Google Reader in future of news reading, it’s clear though that Facebook has come up with a winning formula: emphasis on effective user experience, easy and meaningful social interaction, casual gaming and multi-media reading and writing, not just subscription like Google Reader offers. Facebook isn’t just photos like Flickr, it isn’t just newsfeeds like Google Reader. It isn’t just video like YouTube. It’s a whole lot of everything, with really easy publishing of updates and leveraging a big social graph holding it all together as glue.Should Flickr users be worried about their photos? In the short term, maybe not – but in the long term, something’s going to need to change. Either we all start storing our media in easy-to-use cloud systems, or we bend our knee to the mighty Facebook, or we come up with systems that make transfer of our digital assets between institutions as easy in the future as it is to move our financial assets between financial institutions today. (Look what Dave Winer made today, along these lines.)What’s wrong with the internet, though, if millions of people can pay $25 per year to store a visual catalog of the world and that’s not good enough, financially?Button photo posted on Flickr, under Creative Commons (one of the coolest things about Flickr), by user Poolie. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Dealing With Cold Weather in Climate Zone 3

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Finally! Starting Construction At My HouseMaking Slow Progress on My RenovationSticking With Spray Foam for My RenovationTwenty Below and Off the GridBuilding an Unvented Crawl SpaceAll About Glazing Options My plumbing survivedHaving just reoccupied my almost finished renovation, I was a bit concerned about how it would fare in the deep freeze.My house has an unconditioned and unvented crawl space with spray foam insulation on the underside of the first floor. I initially insulated the floor about eight years ago when the crawl space regularly filled up with water and sealing it was not feasible. As part of the renovation, I elected to retain the insulated floor rather than insulate the crawl space walls and remove floor insulation.I use a dehumidifier in the summer, and as part of the renovation I was able to fill up the low spots so the area is now dry. I recently had all the plumbing pipes insulated with spay foam, a simpler process than installing separate pipe insulation. I never checked the temperature in the crawl space during our cold spell, but no pipes froze, nor did my outside tankless water heater have any problems, so I think I’m safe for the next half century or so. We had some serious cold weather down here in Georgia recently, and although it didn’t come close to Martin Holladay’s recent experiences in Vermont, the low temperatures were a bit of a shock and caused a lot of problems.As the cold wave settled in, I was amused by a radio interview with a local plumber who said that the freezing wasn’t the problem, rather it was when everything thawed the pipes started leaking. He wrapped up by saying that he was going to have a very busy weekend and he was going to make a lot of money.center_img Southern winters are pretty shortSo after single digits last week, I had the doors open yesterday when it was in the 60s and sunny. I feel fortunate that I made it through the cold snap with no frozen pipes, and the ice on the windows didn’t last long or cause any damage.Having just moved back in a few days before, I was able to be there as the house got a good workout and fared quite well. I feel like I will be pretty comfortable for the foreseeable future.With the exception of a few minor details, the interior is complete. The exterior carpentry is finished and ready for paint. Last on the list is a new driveway and landscaping. I’m hoping to have everything wrapped up in another month or two, depending on the weather.I’m still working on some hot water distribution issues, and will write about them when I figure everything out. My single-glazed windows iced upThe house still has several single-glazed windows, and about half the walls remain uninsulated. That’s normally not much of a problem in this moderate climate, but 5 degrees sure doesn’t seem moderate (unless of course you live in Vermont).I had installed cellular blinds on most of the windows just before moving back in, and while I realize they have insulative properties, they were primarily intended for privacy. I was somewhat amused to learn just how well they insulate. When I woke up on the first freezing morning, I opened them to see a fairly thick layer of ice on the inside of all the single-glazed windows. I had never seen even condensation on these windows in the past, so the ice was a bit of a surprise.Part of the renovation project included comprehensive air sealing of the addition, and as much of the existing house as possible. (I have not done a blower-door test to compare the before and after numbers yet, but will report on that when it’s done). I surmise that the improved air sealing is retaining a fair amount of moisture inside the house (rather than letting it leak out through exfiltration as is common in the winter), keeping the relative humidity fairly high for the winter.So, I had the very cold windows that created opportunities for condensation on the inside, and, the insulating blinds kept the space between them and windows below freezing, leading to the lovely layer of ice. I had not planned on installing storm windows, but now I am reconsidering that decision.The house itself was never uncomfortable, although I tend to keep the temperature low. My minisplits did a great job of keeping it toasty, somehow, almost magically finding enough heat in the frigid outdoor air.I do notice that the uninsulated walls tend to be a bit of a heat sink in very cold weather, as the plaster slowly acclimates to the wall cavity temperature. I chose not to insulate these walls as it would have required stripping interior plaster or exterior siding, neither of which would have any reasonable payback period. Sweatshirts and slippers are a much better investment for the few cold days we get here.last_img read more

JD(U) names 12 more candidates

first_imgThe Janata Dal (United) on Saturday announced its second list of 12 candidates including the party’s Jharkhand unit president Salkhan Murmu and a son of former Congress leader Bagun Sumbarui.Mr. Murmu has been fielded from Majhgaon (ST) while Vimal Kumar Sumbarui has been nominated from Chaibasa (ST). Mr. Sumbarui is a son of former Bihar Minister and Congress leader Bagun Sumbarui, who died last year. The senior Sumbarui had also been a member of the Lok Sabha between 1977 and 1989 and 2004 and 2009. He represented the Lower House from Singhbhum (ST). The other 10 candidates of the JD(U) are new faces. The JD(U) headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which is contesting the Assembly elections on its own, has so far announced candidates for 25 of the total 81 seats.last_img

UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs Ateneo

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Unbeaten NU averts disaster vs UE, wins 3rd straight UST libero Rica Rivera being helped out of the court after suffering a right knee injury in the first set against Ateneo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas libero Rica Rivera suffered a right knee injury during the first set of their match against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Golden Tigresses assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was that Rivera tore her meniscus in the right knee but further tests will still be conducted once the libero arrives at UST hospital.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rivera was going up after receiving Kat Tolentino’s hit and that’s when her knee buckled.The fourth-year player still tried to walk it off but eventually fell down in pain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRivera already suffered a right knee injury in 2015. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more