Over George Solo’s Removal as CDC Chairman

first_imgThe political leader of opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weah, has promised to respond to the  internal wrangling that has  engulfed the party as a result of the removal of the of the party national chairman, George Solo, by the Executive Committee.The former Chairman of the CDC, who is renowned for being controversial, was last week removed from his post over what the party termed as a promoter, expediter, and lobbyist for the Robert Sirleaf-for-Senate campaigns, against the party Standard-bearer George Weah.The CDC, in a statement, indicated “whereas, it has been established that Mr. George G. Solo being a promoter, expediter, Mr. Solo was also accused being after financial rewards at the expense of the party, a move that is totally against his function as administrative head of the party.But the embattled chairman has sharply reacted nullifying the decision of the party’s executive committee. Mr. Solo says he remains the national chairman of the party.It is also being reported from some quarters that Ambassador Weah masterminded or orchestrated the move to have Mr. Solo removed as a result of disagreement between the two on the amount to receive from Mr. Sirleaf in order for Ambassador Weah to abandon his Senatorial quest.Mr. Weah, who has been silent on the saga, said that he will speak on the issue in due course, but is now more concerned about a national issue that should claim the attention of every well meaning Liberia—the Ebola pandemic.Speaking to newsmen at the district #5 headquarters of the CDC, Mr. Weah  promised to address the matter in two weeks time. His response might bring to public glare what is actually happening in the CDC.He made the statement as   the CDC district launched of the fight against the Ebola virus in the country, where he, in collaboration with district Representative, Thomas Fallah, distributed some anti-Ebola items to residents.“I intent to address that issue in two weeks, but I’m now focused on a more pressing national issue. Our country is at a very critical stage now and we all need to stand together to fight this Ebola that is killing our people on a daily basis,” the CDC political leader said.He added, “Our country is now under a state of emergency as a result of the threat that this virus is posing and we need to take the preventive messages to our people to keep safe.His response comes amidst numerous calls from the public, especially supporters of the CDC, that their political leader should have a say in the matter in order for them to have a broader understanding of what is transpiring in the party.The CDC, on August 3, 2014, stated that following a National Executive Committee Meeting it resolved to cast a vote of no confidence in Solo and remove him as Chairman of the party.“We, members of the National executive committee of the Congress for Democratic Change, meeting under a full quorum at its headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia-Liberia, hereby vote to declare a vote-of-no-confidence in the Chairmanship of George G. Solo, thereby relieving him of his position with immediate effect”, the statement issued late Sunday indicated.The party said it has been established that external enemies of the CDC were successful in outreach efforts to recruit and contract a collaborator, who is perceived to be Mr. Solo.The CDC said Mr. Solo has become an internal operative within the party, where his mission of divisive propaganda, rancor, appetite for dissonance, unsettling policy misdirection, and engineered institutional collapse have come to reflect the disruptive agenda of his hirers.The party further stated,  “It has been established through prima facie evidence, and incontestable sources as well as the preponderance of testimonies that Solo is unarguably the principal planner, financier, and the attempted implementer of the philosophical, ideological, structural, and institutional demise of the CDC.”But Mr. Solo said he remains the national chairman of the CDC,  describing those who claimed to have removed him as rude and misguided individuals who are not clothed with any authority to remove him as chairman of the party.Solo said he is fully recognized by the National Elections Commission (NEC) as head of CDC.The former CDC boss said the truth of the matter is that he was trying to discourage some of the CDC partisans who are continuously tarnishing the government’s reputation on the fight against the Ebola virus.He denied claims of having received US$500,000 from Mr. Sirleaf. He challenged those he described as detractors to produce recordings on him interacting with Mr. Sirleaf in any form or manner.He said the political leader of the CDC, George Weah,  is disappointed in the behavior of the EC and will return to make his stance known on the ongoing saga within the party—something that is yet to happen since Ambassador Weah’s arrival in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GWI Head decries damage caused by illegal miners

first_imgWith interventions from the regional administration; the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) proving to be ineffective, Guyana Water Inc (GWI) Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles is now calling on residents in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) to get involved in protecting the company’s infrastructure that ensured a stable water supply.Speaking at an emergency press conference on Wednesday, Dr Van West-Charles told media operatives that while GWI would have already engaged the relevant agencies on the matter, the harmful activities have escalated thus negatively impacting the distribution system in Mahdia.“This is now specifically in the Waterdog area in Mahdia … these are wilful breaks to have the water wash down for these illegal miners. A lot of these activities occur between midnight and the wee hours of the morning. We’re seeking to collaborate with the regional administration, GGMC and the Police, but it’s really getting out of control and we now need the community to be involved in helping to stem this type of illegal activity so that the system can be sustainable and restored to serve the population,” Van West-Charles posited.According to the GWI Head, to rectify the damage a cost of approximately $2 million must be incurred, an expense which was not in the budget.“So, it’s something [for] which we need community involvement and all hands on deck, because it’s a continuing activity where you see these breakages. We’ve had to send crew in from Georgetown to assist in dealing with the leaks; these are wilful leaks introduced across the distribution system to access water for the illegal mining activities. At one time, we had over 100 leaks and we sent two crews in from Shelter Belt to correct it…,” the Managing Director noted.With only one transmission line serving the town of Mahdia, Dr Van West-Charles went on to note that if this pipeline was damaged, it would affect water services to the area; hence the need to immediately arrest these illegal activities.Further, he mentioned that another negative impact of illegal mining related to the type of chemicals used that could potentially cause harm to residents utilising water from the breached transmission system.In fact, he posited that only recently, “elevated levels of mercury” were found in one of the main sources of water for residents in Port Kaituma, Region One.On the other hand, GWI Planning and Implementation Director Ramchand Jailall also spoke about the effects the chemicals used by illegal miners can have on the quality of water that is transmitted to residents in the Mahdia area.“We need to work with the communities because we don’t know what chemicals these miners are using and if those chemicals get into the pipes, it could get to the communities and these same miners will have families residing in Mahdia and they won’t want chemicals, which are dangerous to your health,, get into the lines and then get to your family members or friends or your loved ones so that is one of the risks that is facing us right now,” Jailall highlighted.According to the Planning and Implementation Director, the illegal miners usually use chisels and hammers to puncture the pipelines and while these might be small holes at first, the water pressure running through these lines would expand the breakages and cause more severe damage. Moreover, Jailall noted that GWI’s equipment was specialised to fix leakages and when there were enlarged breaches, then they were forced to remove and replace that entire piece of pipe, disrupting water transmission to communities.Meanwhile, Dr Van West-Charles lamented that investing in more resources was not just feasible when the illegal activities continued and more damage was done to GWI infrastructure. To this end, he posited that the water company may need to adopt more “high tech” options such as the use of drones to monitor its infrastructure. On this note too, he urged the relevant authorities such as GGMC and the Police Force to also invest in such resources that would enhance their efforts to arrest not just illegal mining but other illicit activities throughout the hinterland region.In addition to enhanced surveillance, the GWI Head suggested that those authorities can also look at increasing the sanctions as a deterrent against illegal mining.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, April 21

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Juventus have joined the race to sign Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling. The Serie A side could pay £50million for the 20-year-old, in a move which could see Paul Pogba join Manchester United or Chelsea. (The Sun)Liverpool could sell as many as 10 stars this summer, with Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson are all expected to leave the Reds. (Daily Mail)Brendan Rodgers’ side are also ready to battle bitter rivals Manchester United for the signature of Holland wonderboy Memphis Depay. (Daily Express)Manchester City are facing defeat in their attempt to sign the Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne following Bayern Munich’s emergence as rivals for the Belgium international. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United stars fear team-mate David De Gea is on his way to Real Madrid this summer. (Daily Mirror)Jurgen Klopp has turned down an audacious approach from West Ham – but Sam Allardyce is still set to be axed at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)Gary Bowyer, the Blackburn Rovers manager, has said that Rudy Gestede will not be allowed to leave Ewood Park for less than his market value, believed to be around £7m. (The Times)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – ‘Be patient with Rodgers!’ Ex-Liverpool star urges club to stick with under-fire bossBrendan Rodgers in trouble? ‘Liverpool may be tempted by Jurgen Klopp’, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Former Aston Villa star says FA Cup hero could choose England over IrelandExclusive – Ireland legend hopes Aston Villa starlet will reject England approachExclusive – My long-term future is at Chelsea, claims Championship Player of the Year Patrick BamfordBad news for Newcastle fans! Magpies set to stick with John Carver, talkSPORT toldExclusive – ‘We believe!’ Leicester players confident they can beat the drop, insists coach PhillipsEddie Howe confident Bournemouth can cope with pressure and book Premier League placeIs this the man to replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool?Liverpool warning! Don’t waste Sterling money like you did with Suarez, talkSPORT toldManchester United confident of wrapping up Depay deal after PSV confirm interestBoost for Man United and Chelsea! Right offer will see Juventus star leave, claims agentREVEALED! Chelsea fail with €40million offer for Serie A strike sensationJuventus join Arsenal and Man United in race for World Cup starReports – Chelsea ready to splash £43m on La Liga starBarcelona ready to fight Arsenal and Manchester City for Serie A attackerlast_img read more

Real Madrid coach casts admiring glances at Chelsea star

first_img Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea 1 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.The Belgian, who recently signed a new contract at Chelsea until 2021, has talked of Zidane as his hero and the respect appears to be mutual.The former France playmaker is a coach at Real and his appraisal of Hazard as one of the three best players in the world, with room for improvement, could be seen as the start of the Spanish giants’ courtship of the Belgian.Zindane is one of the favourites to be handed the reins at the Bernabeu – should Carlo Ancelotti be relived of his duties in the summer.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently said every player has a price, but has no intention of selling a player who is favourite for Sunday’s PFA Player of the Year award.“There are players I keep an eye on and who I like a lot, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course,” Zidane told fifa.com.“They’re fantastic players, but I like Eden Hazard a lot too. I enjoy everything he does on the pitch.“I like the way he carries himself, that decisive streak in him and the fact that he’s improving every year.“He can still get better too, and I think he’s a big reason why Chelsea are on top of the table.”last_img read more

Pochettino defends lack of Tottenhamtransfer activity – ‘I’m very happy with the squad we have’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had defended the club’s lack of activity in the January transfer window, insisting there is enough at his disposal to compete in both the league and cup competitions.The club has come under from fans after they again failed to recruit back-up for top striker Harry Kane.Spurs were linked with wantaway West Brom starlet Saido Berahino and were close to landing Fulham youngster Moussa Dembele, but the move fell through and they ended deadline day without any new additions.Supporters fear an injury to Kane, who took his season tally to 15 goals with a brace in a 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday, could derail their shining season, with the side now up to third and well in with a shot of the Premier League title.But while the England international remains fit and scoring, Pochettino believes Tottenham’s decision not to buy back-up will be vindicated.“I am very happy with the squad we have,” the Argentine said. “We have enough quality to fight in different competitions.“We are in a process when it is difficult to add the right player that can improve our squad. If we can find this player then why not? We are open and welcome.“But I believe in my squad and the players show we can trust them so my feeling is good.”Pochettino has urged his team not be distracted by the Premier League table as they pursue their first title in more than half a century.Spurs last won the league in 1961, but the north London club remain just five points adrift of surprise leaders Leicester following the Norwich win.“The gap with Leicester is five points and a lot can happen in football but our next game is against Watford and we need to keep this mentality,” Pochettino said.“We cannot be distracted by the table. It is important for the supporters, but for us it is important to arrive in the last few games with the possibility to fight for big things.“But for now we have a way ahead of us – and a lot of games – and we need to be focused every day, improve in every training session, and try to win every game.” 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino last_img read more


first_imgA former school principal from Co Donegal has appeared before a court charged with theft from a government department and the school’s board of management.Finbarr Boyle who is originally from Ardara.The charges arise out of a two-year Garda investigation into the thefts of funds allocated to a rural primary school in Co Cavan. Finbarr Boyle (35) is alleged to have stolen €74,321 in cash and cheques worth €10,340 and to have forged a cheque and invoice between November 9, 2009 and February 29, 2012.Mr Boyle, of Annalee Manor, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, but who is originally from Ardara appeared before Cavan District Court where he was remanded on bail to appear again on May 25.The accused was the principal of Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan until just under two years ago.He faces five separate counts of stealing a total of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 9, 2009 and February 3, 2011.He is further charged with four counts of theft of €1,001 and cheques totalling €10,340, the property of the board of management of Kilnaleck National School, between November 3, 2008 and April 7, 2009.Mr Boyle is also charged with two counts of forgery, namely making a false invoice for food in the name of Sharpmount Limited, Moynehall, Co Cavan, and making a false Ulster Bank cheque.Sgt Michael Fitzpatrick from Kilnaleck Garda Station told the court he arrested Mr Boyle by arrangement.He said Mr Boyle made no reply when the charges were put to him.FORMER DONEGAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL APPEARS IN COURT ON €74,321 THEFT CHARGES was last modified: March 10th, 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:ArdaradonegalFinbarr Boyleschool principaltheftlast_img read more

The Late Tackle Podcast on talkSPORT – Saturday, July 2

first_imgJames Brown and Andy Dawson bring you a light-hearted look back on a busy day of sporting action.This week, guests include former Newcastle United star John Beresford, as well as Parkour coach Jim Key.Get all that and MORE in the latest Late Tackle Podcast!Have a listen, above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img


first_imgMulroy LinksDespite the cold conditions which prevailed on Saturday last there was a large turnout at Portsalon Golf course for the Mulroy Links competition. The results were as follows;in the gross section the winner was Dara Mc Menamin (5) Letterkenny 36 points, 2ndJohn Shields (3) Portsalon 34 points, 3rd Stephen Connolly (4) Portsalon 33 points, 4thBarry Mc Gettigan (2) Elm Park 33 points 5th Connor Connolly (4) 32 points. In the nett section John Logue (12) Portsalon was the winner with 39 points from John Birney (22)Portsalon with 39 points, 3rd Chuck Mc Taggart (12 )Portsalon 36 points, 4th Pauric McHugh (7) B/S 36 points, 5th Gerard Mc Gettigan (20)Portsalon 35 points. The next outingof the Mulroy Links will take place at Rosapenna Golf Club on Saturday 6th MarchResults.The winner of the open staged on Wednesday 23rd February was Frank Mc Carthy (12) Omagh 36 points, 2nd Bernard Nash (17)Portsalon 34 points, Gross Aidan Mc GaleOmagh 26 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting. On Sunday the winner of themembers competition was Kieran Mc Fadden (12) 42 points, 2nd Connor Mc Fadden (19)41 points, Gross John Shields (3) 35 points 3rd Noel Nicholl (14) 35 points. The CSS was 36 points.EventsOn Sunday 6th March there is a members competition. On Wednesday 9th Marchthere is a gents 18 hole open stableford event. A time sheet is in operation for allcompetitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go onlineat portsalongolfclub.comMulroy LinksThe next outing of the Mulroy Links will take place at Rosapenna Golf Club on Saturday5th March. All Mulroy Links members please note that the time sheet remains as per theprevious competitions. If you are unable to play please inform the clubhouse either atPortsalon or Rosapenna Golf Clubs.300 Members DrawThe winner of the February Portsalon 300 Members draw was €400 Shaun Strain, €300Illis Diherty. €200 Tony Morrison €100 each to Ricky Boal, Siobhan Logue and TrevorHughes. The next draw will take place in March.MembershipThe council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2011 golfing year are nowdue. An early payment would be appreciated.Winter placingMembers and visitors should note that there is 6 inch placing on all fairways.PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 1st, 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

Cristiano Ronaldo opens his Juventus goalscoring account in no time

first_img Latest Football News How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Ronaldo celebrates the goal with his new team-mates It has become tradition for supporters to charge onto the pitch at some point during the second half, marking the end of the match.An eventful game to say the least! 2 smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED possible standings gameday Juventus are playing against their B team in a friendly at Villar Perosa and although this is a very useful exercise for all involved the game is about one man.And he made sure he gave the spectators something to remember him by with an emphatic finish after latching onto a ball over the top from Paulo Dybala.However, the game was abandoned after 70 minutes as fans mobbed the pitch to greet their new star. possible xi impact center_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cristiano Ronaldo made his long-awaited debut for new club Juventus since his £100million move from Real Madrid earlier this summer.And he needed only eight minutes to get his first goal of course! Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Ronaldo poses for a selfie with a fan at the end of the game 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights NEW ERA last_img read more

Sheffield United and Boro draw, Norwich beat Villa, Swansea get past Blackburn

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Rhodes cancelled out James Chester’s first-half opener for Villa early in the second period and struck the winner with his seventh of the season to ensure defeat for visiting boss Dean Smith in his second game in charge.Swansea came from behind in a 3-1 home win against Blackburn for their first victory in four.Charlie Mulgrew’s first-half penalty, after Kyle Naughton’s foul on Amari’i Bell, gave Rovers the lead, but the Swans turned it around through goalkeeper David Raya’s own goal, Connor Roberts (68) and Bersant Celina (85).Millwall hit back to beat Wigan 2-1 and secure their third league win of the season thanks to Steve Morison’s late winner.Shaun Williams’ penalty on the hour, for Reece James’ foul on Aiden O’Brien, cancelled out Jed Wallace’s own goal in first-half stoppage-time and Morison struck with eight minutes remaining.Wigan’s Josh Windass blazed a 58th-minute penalty over the crossbar. Here is the best from Tuesday night’s action in the Championship.Sheffield United missed out on the chance to go top of the league after Joe Allen’s late free-kick saw them held to a draw 1-1 at home to Stoke. ADVICE Allen and Stoke are 17th in the table Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Leon Clarke’s first goal of the season midway through the second half appeared to have clinched victory for the Blades, but Allen buried an 88th-minute free-kick into the bottom corner.The Blades, beaten at Derby on Saturday, are second in the table behind leaders Middlesbrough on goal difference.Boro were held to a goalless stalemate at the Riverside by Rotherham, who have drawn four of their last five league games and registered their first away point of the season.Jordan Rhodes scored twice as Norwich made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 home victory against Aston Villa. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade This is Dean Smith’s first defeat in his second game in charge of Villa Latest Football News huge blow RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice 2 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF QPR made it four games unbeaten as they won 3-0 at home against Sheffield Wednesday.Tomer Hemed and Luke Freeman scored with headers in either half and Nahki Wells added a late third to secure Rangers back-to-back wins, while Wednesday slipped to two straight defeats.Birmingham extended their unbeaten league run to 10 matches and secured their third straight win with a 2-0 victory against Reading.Gary Gardner gave Birmingham the lead early in the second period and Lukas Jutkiewicz headed their second with 20 minutes remaining.Garry Monk’s Blues have climbed up to ninth in the table, while Reading have lost three of their last four. REVEALED MONEY last_img read more