‘Peace Is Priceless’: Rev. Dr. Kortu Brown Cautions Liberians

first_imgThe first vice president of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) has cautioned Liberians to abstain from elections violence to avoid undermining the peace and stability of the country.The Rev. Dr. Kortu Brown who is also general overseer of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church (APC), warned Liberians to remember that “peace is priceless”; therefore nothing should be done to undermine the peace.  He insisted that “violence is not the answer” to the myriad of challenges facing the country.The Pastor of New Water in the Desert Assembly made the call when he spoke at the December 17th, 2014 3rd Intercessory Worship service of the local church during this month of December to praise God for His healing mercy on Liberia.  “Liberians should realize that stability is a foundational investment which when secured can be the platform on which the other walls whether political, economic or social, can be built.”Without stability in the country, Rev. Dr. Brown asserted, that there will be no political, economic or social development. “We therefore want all Liberians to know that we all have a stake in the foundational investment of the country, which is stability”The service, which coincided with the 47th edition of the 100-Day Prayer for Peace for Liberia, is being held under the theme: “Peace at Christmas” with Scriptural text from St. Luke 2:13-14.The Pentecostal cleric reminded candidates in the elections to direct their supporters away from violence which is a threat to peace and stability.“Let the candidates know that the people of Liberia will hold each of them responsible for the actions of their supporters”, he declared, adding, “Peace is far more important to Liberia than any individual or group of individuals.”He then challenged all Liberians to redirect their energies during this period of peace to productive ventures that will advance the country. He advised parents to speak to their children to avoid plunging themselves into violent activities that could lead to confusion and chaos and plunge Liberia into a “red Christmas.”“Let us continue to remember that the Ebola virus is still around us and we should do whatever we can to stop its spread.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senate Angry, Disappointed

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Chie- When enforced, it will negatively impact food security and will be counter-productive to the growth of the Liberian economy.jpg Angry and disappointed members of the Senate yesterday voted unanimously to mandate their respective committees to investigate President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Executive Order 84, which reduces the country’s Inshore Exclusive Zone (IEZ) from six nautical miles to three.The Senators did not mince their words when they described the President’s reported action as “ill-calculated and unnecessary.”“Besides the fact that such is going to put our fishermen at the mercy of international fishing companies, one wonders what benefit the country stands to gain, not forgetting of course, the security implication,” Senate chairman on Security, Intelligence and Veterans Affair Stephen Zargo said during a brief debate.The Senators also wondered why the President decided to remove the Bureau of Fisheries, which was created by an Act, and placed it under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Maritime Affairs (LMA), an institution whose mandates are restricted to ships flying the Liberian flag.“If the Bureau of Fisheries was created by law and received the passage blessing of the Legislature, the President has no right to issue an Executive Order. We have to tell her so that firstly our legal people will do the investigation and advise us,” Sinoe County Senator (Cllr.) Joseph Nagbe said.The Senate’s action was prompted by a communication from its Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Natural Resources, headed by Grand Kru County Senator Albert Tugbe Chie, in which he requested Plenary to mandate its relevant committees to investigate the issue of the reduction of Liberia’s Inshore Exclusive Zone and the transfer of the oversight of the fisheries sector from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to the LMA.“It is currently being argued that this action, when enforced, will shrink by 50 percent the area reserved for small scale Liberian fishermen, put them out of business, and will severely impact the livelihoods of these fishermen and their dependents,” Senator Chie noted in his May 22 communication. He added that many experts believe the reduction of the IEZ will greatly benefit foreign industrial fishermen, leading to over exploitation of Liberia’s near-shore fish resources, negatively impact food security, “and will be counter-productive to the growth of the Liberian economy.”According to the Grand Kru County lawmaker, “some of Liberia’s international partners, such as the European Union (EU), have criticized the move by the Executive Branch of Government, citing its cooperation with Liberia through the EU-Liberia Sustainable Partnership Agreement to promote responsible fishing as enshrined in the FAO’s (Food and Agriculture Organization) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing.”The communication was sent to the Committees on Agriculture, Judiciary, Security, Lands, Mines, and Energy, and Maritime to report within one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Wilkins hails Chelsea’s signing of ‘outstanding’ Cuadrado

first_imgRay Wilkins has hailed Chelsea’s capture of Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado, claiming the Colombian was ‘outstanding’ in last summer’s World Cup.The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge for £23.3m on transfer deadline day, with the move partly funded by Andre Schurrle’s switch to Wolfsburg.And former assistant manager Wilkins believes the ex-Udinese man will be a hit at the south west London club.“Cuadrado was outstanding in the World Cup for Colombia and he’s been outstanding for Fiorentina,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Hopefully he can bring that flair to a Chelsea side which is showing some good form this year.”last_img read more

Wenger criticism unfair, says Aubameyang

first_imgThe north London giants failed to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time during Wenger’s 22-year tenure and his team look likely to miss on Europe’s elite club competition once more.Some of their supporters have also decided not to attend home games, but Aubameyang says the all the criticism is harsh considering the team has recently been performing well.“It’s a difficult question,” the Gabon international told Sky Sports. “Sometimes I think it’s a bit unfair. We’re playing better in these last games and I hope the people can see this.”The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who has netted six goals in seven games for his new employers, says he is looking forward to forming a deadly partnership with Alexandre Lacazette.Aubameyang added: “I hope we will have the opportunity to play together. It’s something I said when I first arrived that I hoped to play with him.“We have different styles, but I think they’re styles that complement each other. He is a very good player and a very kind person.“We were once rivals in our days in France, but we’re now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last weekLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended Arsene Wenger, saying the heavy criticism of the long-serving Arsenal manager is sometimes unfair.Wenger has come under fire from Gunners fans and former players, who believe the time has come for the Frenchman to step down.last_img read more

Samuel Eto’o signs for Qatar league side

first_imgThe club said on social media that it would “present the international star Samuel Eto’o” at a press conference.It is understood he underwent a medical earlier in the day.The four-time African player of the year will join former colleagues in Qatar, including ex-Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez, who plays for Al Sadd, and Wesley Sneijder who was at Inter with Eto’o.In 2009, Eto’o won the Champions League with Barcelona playing alongside Xavi. A year later he won the same trophy with Inter in the same team as Sneijder.The Dutchman now plays for Al Gharafa in Qatar’s domestic competition, the Qatar Stars League.The signing is a coup for Qatar Sports Club, who finished in mid-table last season and currently have little hope of winning any domestic titles.Earlier on Monday Eto’o said Ligue 1 clubs had contacted him after he announced he was leaving Turkey last week. The 37-year-old is now in the twilight of a fabulous career.He enjoyed five hugely successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, before helping Jose Mourinho’s Inter team to win the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy.He then had brief stints at Chelsea and Everton in the Premier League. Eto’o also scored 56 times for his country in 118 appearances and won two African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker will be unveiled on Tuesday, said Qatar Sports Club, the latest big-name edition to Qatar’s domestic league as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.DOHA, Qatar, Aug 14 – Veteran Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o has signed for Qatar league side, Qatar Sports Club, it was announced Monday, just days after he ended a brief stay at Turkish side Konyaspor.The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker will be unveiled on Tuesday, said Qatar Sports Club, the latest big-name edition to Qatar’s domestic league as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.last_img read more

Mbappe fan sneaks on-pitch selfie during PSG game

first_imgThe young man was then wrestled to the floor by security, although Mbappe shook his hand and exchanged a few words with him before he was led away.The incident was one of the few bright spots of a prosaic Ligue 1 game that was locked at 0-0 at half time.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A pitch invader was tackeld by secuity in the Toulouse v PSG game after his selfie with Kylian Mbappe © AFP / Pascal PAVANIPARIS, France, Mar 31 – A cheeky Paris Saint-Germain fan ran onto the pitch at Toulouse on Sunday and snapped a sneaky selfie of himself with Kylian Mbappe before being a nabbed by security staff.The supporter, wearing a PSG jacket, clambered out of the stands during the Ligue 1 contest and ran slowly up behind the 20-year-old World Cup winner, who jumped with surprise when he saw the fan brandishing his telephone.last_img read more

Sharks focus on Everton after tough season

first_imgThe only silver lining in their season has been the SportPesa Cup triumph in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in February which earned them the right to host Everton on July 7.“We must regroup and come back stronger next season, even better than all the other seasons. We must forget losing the final and how we ended the season and focus on playing against Everton,” Omotto told Capital Sport.He added; “We have to prepare well for them mentally and physically but the most important thing for us is to learn from them.”His sentiments were echoed by head coach William Muluya who noted that his side should not put their heads down after the loss to Bandari.Kariobangi Sharks players sit crestfallen on the bench after losing the Football Kenya Federation Shield final against Bandari on June 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is not a disappointment as much because at the end of the day, we have played to the last day every year in this tournament. Bandari have had a good season and they played like champions. They showed hunger and really deserved it,” the tactician stated“We will keep our minds off football for the next one or two weeks then start planning again. We need to come back stronger and better,” he added.Muluya has said the biggest impediment to their season has been the lack of experience, with most of his players being youthful and the demanding season that has involved back to back matches with minimal rest taking away much from them.“Most of the players I have are playing the Kenyan Premier League for the first time. It was a short league and in terms of mental strength I think we lacked and sometimes this comes with experience. But I think they (players) are growing well and I will keep encouraging them. I am sure they will be better in the coming days,” Muluya stated.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya on the touchline during his side’s Football Kenya Federation Shield final against Bandari on June 1, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4 – Kariobangi Sharks skipper Patillah Omotto has rallied his team-mates to lift their heads high despite the tough end to their season and focus on giving their best in July’s historic friendly match against English premier League side Everton FC in Nairobi.Sharks have endured a torrid second half of the season that ended up in them losing their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title to Bandari and finished ninth in the Kenyan Premier League.last_img read more

He’s an OUTSTANDING young manager! Harry Redknapp backs under-fire Brendan Rodgers

first_imgHarry Redknapp is urging Liverpool to stick by under-fire boss Brendan Rodgers.Rodgers almost led Liverpool to the title two seasons ago but the club’s failure to secure Champions League qualification or any silverware last term saw his popularity plummet.After a stuttering start to his fourth campaign at the helm, the pressure is building on the Northern Irishman, with one disgruntled fan even setting up a fundraising page to pay for his sacking.But Rodgers has received the backing of former Tottenham, QPR and West Ham boss Redknapp, who feels the 42-year-old has been hindered by matters out of his control and deserves time to get things right.“He has had an almost impossible job there,” said Redknapp, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Two years ago he had Suarez, Sterling, Sturridge – what a forward line those three were – and Gerrard was still playing. Suddenly, he has lost those key players and it is very difficult to replace them.“Brendan is relying on recruitment people at the football club. It is not a one-man band anymore. It is not managers jetting all over the world signing these players. “You have got a scouting system, an analyst. They are bringing players to your attention and you are relying on them an awful lot.“But how do you replace Luis Suarez? He was the best player in the Premier League that year by a mile. “He didn’t want to lose Sterling. You are not going to find players as good as he lost.“I still think Brendan is an outstanding young manager and he will get it right. He needs a bit of time, a result or two, and I am sure they will be fine.”last_img read more

HARKIN TAKES A STAND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION FELT BY IRISH CREDIT UNIONS AT WORLD CREDIT UNION CONFERENCE

first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPThe continued anti credit union policy of the Irish government which required voluntary directors to be subjected to greater regulation than the Directors of the commercial banks was unacceptable and needed to change.This was asserted by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at the opening of the World Council of Credit Unions Annual Conference in Belfast, today, Sunday, July 17th.She said; “The record of service by Credit Unions to their communities, together with their record of financial stability compares very favourably with the performance of the banks which, for some inexplicable reason, continue to be favoured by government and the Central Bank.” The misguided attitude of the government was probably related to its concern to increase the value of institutions in which they have a substantial financial interest, she suggested.“For its part the Central Bank is happy to go along with a negative attitude to the ambition of credit unions to expand services to members and, in the process, to increase competition for the banks.”“The combined policies of the government, and of the Central Bank, had seriously damaged the business model of the not for profit credit union movement.”“Regulations which seem to be deliberately aimed at undermining the voluntary ethos of credit unions, lending restrictions and difficulties placed in the way of providing new competitive services, are the hallmarks of the political and regulatory nexus currently existing”, Marian Harkin continued. “A prime example of how the credit union movement could contribute even more to Irish society was the fact that the Irish League of Credit Unions had offered to provide €5 billion to assist in developing desperately needed social housing.”“In a situation where the circumstances created by the government has prevented credit unions from maximising earnings from members funds it should be a ‘no brainer’ to avail of the ILCU’s enlightened offer to help resolve the national housing crisis”, the Independent MEP proposed.As co-founder and current co-chair of the European Parliament’s credit Union Interest Group, she pledged to maintain active advocacy for the credit union movement in seeking to ensure that EU legislation would not, as in Ireland, discriminate against credit unions in favour of commercial banks.HARKIN TAKES A STAND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION FELT BY IRISH CREDIT UNIONS AT WORLD CREDIT UNION CONFERENCE was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Belfastcredit unionsdonegalIrelandworld credit union conferencelast_img read more

LOCAL VET IS NEW SPONSOR OF MAC CUMHAILLS U10s

first_imgFinn Valley Vets Jersey Sponsorship Presentation to our Under 10’s teamPictured are Cormac and Aisling Roarty representing the Finn Valley Pet Clinic, presenting a new set of Under 10 jerseys to their club Seán Mac Cumhaills. Also included are club supporters Molly (in Aisling’s arms) and Toby (held by Emily Boyce) their Cavalier King Charles dogs.The boys went off to play in a very enjoyable blitz in Letterkenny yesterday morning all kitted out in their new jerseys and we are most grateful for this wonderful gesture. Finn Valley Pet Clinic is the latest veterinary clinic opened by Donegal Animal Hospital to look after the pets of the Finn Valley and surrounding area. Their vets are pleased to offer a wide range of services including consultations, vaccinations and health checks, microchipping, flea and worming, neutering and of course plenty of advice on nutrition and your pets health.They have a dedicated team of vets and nurses who will ensure your pet receives optimum care and attention with full x-ray, ultrasound, anaesthetic ,surgical and laboratory back up at their Animal Hospital as required. For farm clients their vets are available for advice and guidance as usual with farm visits as required.Office opening hours are Mon – Fri 9.30 – 3.30 with small animal surgeries on Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 to 7pm and Saturday 5.00 to 5.30pm. Phone 9131285 for an appointmentThe club would like to sincerely thank the Finn Valley Vets for this very kind show of support and we wish him all continued success with their business.  LOCAL VET IS NEW SPONSOR OF MAC CUMHAILLS U10s was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:Mac CumhaillssponsorU10’slast_img read more