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Senate Rejects Code of Conduct Repeal Act

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Dan Morias (Maryland County) The Senate yesterday unanimously voted to endorse recommendations by its Committee on Judiciary to reject a bill by Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais calling for the repeal of the Code of Conduct (CoC) in its entirety.The nine-member committee chaired by Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman in its recommendation called for the bill to be rejected and set aside, “and if the Senate determines that there are any flaws in the 2014 CoC, such flaws should be handled by amendment, not repeal.”The committee also recommended that considering that based on the issues raised by Sen. Morais with the CoC, and the recent decision of the Supreme Court, which undermines the code, “that a Special Committee be set up by the Senate to review the CoC, and make recommendations to the Senate sitting in the 54th Legislature.”In the committee’s report, dated August 7, it noted “with grave concern that a repeal of the 2014 Code of Conduct would mean that Liberia would have no CoC until there is a replacement thereof.”The Judiciary Committee also observed that a repeal of the 2014 Code of Conduct would then constitute a violation of the Constitution, which mandates that the Legislature shall prescribe a Code of Conduct. The committee noted that the decision is necessary for compliance with the Constitution.It can be recalled that the Maryland County lawmaker last week submitted to Senate plenary a request calling for the repeal in its entirety of “The Act of the Legislature prescribing a National Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees” of the Government of Liberia (2014).Morais in his three-page communication read before Senate plenary, argued that his action was in line with the cardinal purpose of the Code of Conduct as prescribed in its preamble, which “has now been reversed by the ruling of the Supreme Court.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for Peace River North & South

first_imgThere is also a snowfall warning for Grande Prairie, Valleyview and Beaverlodge in Alberta and one for the Pine Pass.Here is a copy of the snowfall warning issued for Peace River North & South.B.C. North  & South Peace River12:27 PM PST Friday 15 November 2013Snowfall warning for B.C. North Peace River issuedSignificant snow today over much of the Central Interior.- Advertisement -This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.A low pressure system moving through the Central Interior will strengthen as it moves southeastward today. 20 to 30 cm of snow has already fallen in some locations. A further 10 cm of snow can be expected this afternoon. Snow will ease to a mixture of showers and flurries late this afternoon as temperatures moderate slightly.last_img read more

Vela scores farewell goal for Sociedad in Sevilla win

first_imgThe Mexican was given a standing ovation at Anoeta when he was introduced as a late substitute and the crowd got the ending they craved as Vela slotted home his 73rd goal for the club in stoppage time to seal Sociedad’s first win in seven games.Sociedad deservedly went in front when Inigo Martinez headed home Asier Illarramendi’s cross on 17 minutes.However, Wissam Ben Yedder brought Sevilla level just before half-time as his shot sneaked under Geronimo Rulli for the Frenchman’s 14th goal of the season.Sevilla were then having the better of the second period until substitute Igor Zubeldia saw a shot with his first touch deflect off Sergio Escudero to leave David Soria in the Sevilla goal helpless.And Vela rounded off the scoring with a clinical near-post finish to inflict Sevilla’s sixth defeat in their last seven away games in La Liga.Eduardo Berizzo’s men remain fifth but could slip five points off the Champions League places with the top four in action on Friday and Saturday ahead of a two-week winter break.Earlier, Getafe moved up to seventh as early goals from Juan Cala and Amath Ndiaye secured a 2-0 win over Las Palmas, who remain rooted to the foot of the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Sociedad’s David Zurutuza (C) celebrates teammate Inigo Martinez Berridi’s goal during their match against Sevilla FC in San Sebastian on December 20, 2017 © AFP / ANDER GILLENEAMADRID, Spain, Dec 21 – Sevilla missed the chance to leapfrog Real Madrid into La Liga’s top four as Carlos Vela waved goodbye to Real Sociedad with a goal in a 3-1 win for the Basques on Wednesday.Vela will join new Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC in January after 250 appearances for Sociedad.last_img read more

Sam Allardyce did an amazing job at West Ham, says Slaven Bilic

first_img Sam Allardyce, the Sunderland manager 1 Slaven Bilic insists West Ham fans should appreciate what Sam Allardyce did for the club when he returns to Upton Park on Saturday.Allardyce is braced for a mixed reception when he arrives in east London with Sunderland, having endured a fractious relationship with the Hammers faithful during his four years in charge.Despite getting West Ham promoted at the first attempt and establishing them in the Premier League, Allardyce still managed to alienate some supporters.The former Bolton and Blackburn chief’s style of play did not sit well with many claret and blue purists, while he branded sections of the fans “deluded” and “brainwashed” and even cupped his ears to the sound of boos from the stands following one unconvincing home victory over Hull.However, Bilic, who took over from Allardyce in the summer, insists his achievements should be respected and claims he laid many of the foundations for their success this season.“They should appreciate that he did great for West Ham, first and foremost,” said Bilic.“He took over West Ham in a moment when they were in the Championship and got them back straight away. He stabilised them in the Premier League and did an amazing job.“The fans, and everyone connected with the club, should appreciate him.“I don’t know what the fans think of him, but you can’t change the facts and the facts are in his favour, big time!“Whoever says differently, then it’s not business, it’s personal. Sam did a great job here. He left me an organised training ground, some key players, he made my job a bit easier – and I appreciate it.“Do I think he will get a warm reception? I think so, and I hope so.”last_img read more

Canyon, Hart back on big stage

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Since that second Hart loss, the Cowboys – who had never won a girls’ basketball playoff game before this season – have been on a Cinderella streak, reeling off four consecutive postseason upsets, including a 56-55 overtime victory Tuesday over J.W. North of Riverside in the semifinals. “That was the best feeling in the world,” said Canyon’s Christina Hall, who scored the winning basket against J.W. North with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with eight seconds remaining. Canyon won the battle between football powers, beating Hart 21-13 in the Southern Section Div. II football championship last fall. Can its magical run in girls’ basketball continue in what would surely be the hugest upset, any sport, in school history? Canyon coach Stan Delus believes the past is the past, and he has refused to allow his players to be intimidated by a Hart team brimming with talented stars such as Oregon-bound Taylor Lilley, the state’s most prolific 3-pointer shooter, who averages nearly 18 points per game. “We’re working hard preparing for this game, and we have a different mentality this time,” Delus said. “The girls are much more focused and a lot more confident, and they’re playing better basketball. We just need to stay composed and in the moment.” A legendary crosstown rivalry continues. Canyon High faces Hart tonight at 6:30 at the Pyramid at Long Beach State in the the Div. I-A girls’ basketball final. “I think the whole Santa Clarita Valley will be down in Long Beach,” Hart coach Dave Munroe said. “A lot of the players from both teams know each other, so it will be a friendly battle.” Both teams have much to prove. The Indians (26-4) makes their fourth championship appearance in five years after losing three finals in a row, from 2002 to 2004. Unseeded Canyon (23-7) wants to show it belongs on the same court as its Foothill League rival after two decisive defeats, 43-29 on Jan. 20 and 50-28 on Feb. 9 in the regular-season finale. After coming back from a 12-point deficit in the semifinals, Canyon has momentum, but it must use its height advantage effectively to stay with the Indians. The performances of 6-foot-4 center Cheryl Stevens, at least five inches taller than every Hart player, leading scorers Nikki Leon (12.4 points per game) and Brittany Thomas (9.7) are critical. Leon missed the most recent loss to Hart because of an injury, and she scored just four points in the first meeting. “When we fell behind by 12 points in the semis, I told the girls they were in a dogfight and they’ve been smacked in the mouth. It was time to play,” Delus said. “They’re mentally stronger than a lot of people give them credit for. I feel like we’re mentally strong enough to compete with any team.” Alternate defenders will concentrate on Lilley, who this season has made 107 of 209 3-pointers (52 percent), five in a 51-48 semifinal victory Tuesday over Pasadena. “We depend on Taylor and look to her as our leader,” Hart guard Amanda Sreden said. “If her shooting is not on, she’ll do it some other way.” Hart has won 14 in a row by an average margin of 19 points. Among the team’s top players are transfer Tatianna Thomas, three-year starter KaLana Inemer and 5-11 center Megan Ford, back from a knee injury that sidelined her 14 games. The Indians won back-to-back section titles in 1989 and ’90, the second in Munroe’s first season. Hart has an 11-game winning streak against Canyon and is 27-1 in the series since the Cowboys joined the Foothill League in 1992. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 HART (26-4) RESULTS 11/29 Palmdale W 51-38 12/7 Newbury Park W 57-43 12/8 Palmdale W 52-35 12/9 Ventura L 45-49 12/10 Westlake W 54-42 12/20 Righetti W 65-40 12/21 Newbury Park L 45-47 12/22 Chino W 54-34 12/23 Westmoor W 55-48 12/27 Magnolia W 60-48 12/28 El Dorado W 52-45 12/29 Rosary W 56-44 12/30 Santa Margarita L 34-37 1/4 Alemany W 52-27 1/6 Burbank W 62-31 1/10 Burroughs L 53-54 1/13 Valencia W 73-26 1/14 Oaks Christian W 59-43 1/17 Saugus W 60-18 1/20 Canyon W 43-29 1/25 Brentwood W 69-54 1/27 Burbank W 62-21 1/31 Burroughs W 67-36 2/3 Valencia W 68-42 2/7 Saugus W 44-28 2/9 Canyon W 50-28 *2/18* San Gabriel W 76-52 *2/22* Walnut W 77-32 *2/25* Perris W 69-56 *2/28* Pasadena W 51-48 * Playoffs ROSTER 1 Taylor Lilley Sr. 2 Britney Fitchpatrick Jr. 3 Kelli Lewis Fr. 11 Kortney Uchiyama Fr. 21 Kaylee Agaman Jr. 22 Tatianna Thomas Jr. 23 Amanda Sreden Sr. 24 Amanda Ajdari Jr. 42 Megan Ford Fr. 43 KaLana Inemer Jr. 44 Hayley Hammond Fr. Coach: Dave Munroe, 17th year CANYON (23-7) RESULTS 11/29 Hoover W 81-35 11/30 Notre Dame W 47-31 12/1 Oaks Christian W 60-30 12/2 La Canada W 53-48 12/6 Notre Dame L 55-65 12/7 Royal W 53-38 12/8 Moorpark W 56-47 12/9 El Camino Real W 61-38 12/10 Santa Ynez L 52-58 12/17 Chaminade W 61-45 12/20 Crescenta Valley W 53-26 12/26 Manual Arts W 2-Forfeit 12/27 Chaffey W 61-30 12/28 Burroughs W 49-31 12/30 Coachella Valley W 60-36 1/3 Harvard-Westlake W 64-35 1/6 Burroughs W 47-22 1/10 Saugus W 41-34 1/13 Burbank L 35-38 1/17 Valencia W 59-43 1/20 Hart L 29-43 1/27 Burroughs W 56-36 1/31 Saugus L 37-53 2/3 Burbank W 56-40 2/7 Valencia L 55-56 2/9 Hart L 28-50 2/18* Buena W 37-36 2/22* West Valley W 53-49 2/25* Marina W 43-38 2/28* J.W. North W 56-55 * Playoffs ROSTER 1 Jessica Guerrero Jr. 3 Andrea Behring Sr. 5 Brittany Thomas Sr. 10 Michelle Soriano Sr. 11 Elise Colwell Jr. 13 Brittany Graham Fr. 15 Courtney Waller Fr. 21 Beverly Young Jr. 22 Ariel Hale Fr. 24 Christina Hall Sr. 32 Nicole Leon Jr. 33 Christina Chandless So. 45 Cheryl Stevens Sr. Coach: Stan Delus, second year. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. I-A CHAMPIONSHIP Who: Canyon (23-7) vs. Hart (26-4). Where: The Pyramid at Long Beach State. When: Today, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $9 (adults), $5 (students/children). Parking: $5. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgMoville GAA NotesThe U16 team played their third game in the Division 1 Championship on Monday evening away to Convoy under lights.The game was even for the first 10 minutes with both teams trading scores however the Convoy struck for a goal in the 11th minute. The Moville team seemed to lose concentration after this and conceded two soft goals leaving themselves an uphill task to get back into the game.However credit to the boys, they showed the battling qualities they have shown all year and controlled the 2nd quarter with the full forward line of McLaughlin, Banks and Foynes on top when the ball was played in early.Great long range points from Cathal McLaughlin and Padhraic Gillen followed by a well taken goal by Jack Banks left it all to play for at half time.The second half was a low scoring affair with Convoy dropping men back behind the ball. With 10 minutes to go it was all to play for but then Convoy scored another soft goal after an attempt for a point had come off the upright and ran out winners in the end.Although defeated, the lads can be proud of how they have played in Division 1 this season.The work on the training field is clear to be seen and if they continue this there will be a bright future for this team in years to come.The lads play their final group game in the championship away to Fanad Gaels and will want to go out on a high to finish of what has been a successful season for them.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE NARROWLY DEFEATED BY CONVOY IN U16 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: September 16th, 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgFIANNA Fail MEP Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher voted to keep travel perks for EU staff and AGAINST a pay freeze for himself, donegaldaily can reveal.The Donegal politician was one of a number of Euro MPs who fought off attempts at austerity measures among politicians and staff.Former TD Gallagher voted against a European Parliament motion which would have frozen his salary. An attempt by left-wing MEPs in the parliament to force all EU staff to travel economy class instead of business class was also rejected by Pat the Cope.Independent MEP Marian Harkin voted for the cuts.MEPs pocket a salary of €96,000 a year and can claim expenses of up to €400,000.Amendments, 4, 13, 14 and 15 on the proposed budget had called for no increase for 2012 allocations for salaries and allowances claiming that “in the current economic context, while the Europeans are suffering from frostbite and reductions their salaries and pensions, would be difficult to understand that MEPs do not apply restraint. ” REVEALED: PAT ‘THE COPE’ VOTED AGAINST EURO PARLIAMENT SALARY FREEZE was last modified: June 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal MEPdonegal tdmarian harkinPat The Cope Gallagherpay rises for mepstravel perkslast_img read more


first_imgMembers of a Buncrana group campaigning for a new bridge at Cockhill say suggestions such as traffic lights in the area is not the long-term solution.A recent protest by locals at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana.The only answer is a new bridge, they argue.This is their statement. “THE economic development of Inishowen will greatly depend on improving the roads infrastructure from Dublin along the N2 and A5.“Part of this plan must be the provision of a new road bridge at Cockhill Buncrana to bring that development into North Inishowen.“We in Cockhill Bridge Action Group understand that this is a long term plan when funds become available, what we do not understand is why the road safety issue at Cockhill can not be dealt with right now by removing the pedestrians from the dangerous bridge by providing a pedestrian footbridge adjacent to the existing bridge.“Some of our members have seen examples of this type of solution on their travels around other parts of Ireland and we would like to see the same solution applied at Cockhill. “Tourism Ireland is now boasting to the rest of the world that people should come to Ireland and experience a modern country, part of that experience is that they will be able to drive from Cork to Belfast without going through a single set of traffic lights.“We met with the 9 councillors from Inishowen to try and persuade them not to install traffic lights at Cockhill as they would make a bad situation worse, Councillor Martin Farren said that he would be happy to see more traffic lights anywhere in Inishowen including the main street of Moville as they were used all over the world to great effect. He should try talking to the commuters in Dublin or any other town or city in Ireland. They are a necessary evil and part of the negative result of living in built up areas. Local authorities and planners are finding new ways of getting rid of traffic lights at great cost to tax payers and here in Inishowen our councillors and planning to install new sets of traffic lights were other solutions would be more beneficial and more cost effective.“Donegal County Council estimate that cost at €85,000, we would like to ask them does that include the maintenance contract and the cost of removal as they say that the lights would be a “temporary” solution. We suggest that the cost will exceed €100,000 for the total project.“This money would be better spent on a pedestrian footbridge that would not require highly skilled technicians and computers for it to function.“The initial cost would be greater but the running cost would be minimal for a pedestrian footbridge and this solution would remove pedestrians form the bridge completely. “Common sense must prevail and D.C.C. must reverse their decision to install traffic lights as their decision was a knee jerk reaction to our “Road Safety Poster Campaign”, which we admit was at times provocative and upset some councillors more than others.“The councillors informed us that our campaign had increased D.C.C.’s exposure to possible litigation as a result of a fatal road accident on the bridge and so they must be seen to act in some way towards minimising this possibility by “being seen to do something”.“We understand their predicament but we are still calling on them to reconsider their decision to install traffic lights and instead erect a pedestrian footbridge.”C.B.A.G. members: Tony Grant, Noel King, Brendan Flanagan. TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT BUNCRANA BRIDGE IS NOT THE ANSWER TO PROBLEMS – CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: April 19th, 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:Buncrana BridgeCockhill Bridgedonegallast_img read more

A Free Gift for GBA Pro Members

first_imgAs most regular readers know, our website has been plagued by software glitches for many months. These problems include unexplained site crashes, “access denied” errors, and a broken spam filter which caused commercial messages to be posted on our Q&A pages.All of us here at GBA would like to take this opportunity to apologize to GBA subscribers and readers. The current level of service that GBA is offering is unacceptable — unacceptable to our readers, unacceptable to GBA, and unacceptable to the Taunton Press.We pride ourselves on providing quality content and the highest level of service to our customers. We have been working diligently on fixing the website problems for months and came to the conclusion with the help of outside experts that an entire website rebuild was necessary.The rebuild has been underway for some time. We expect to launch the new site within a month.Throughout these trying months, GBA employees have been gratified at expressions of support and loyalty from GBA readers. This website has managed, in spite of its many flaws, to create a valuable online community. We’re humbled by that fact, and grateful.As a token of our appreciation for the undeserved loyalty exhibited by our subscribers, we are offering a small gift to all GBA Pro members: a free download of a Taunton book, The Energy Smart House. While we know that this gift is no substitute for a smoothly functioning website, the gift is a symbol of our gratitude for your patience. Here is the link to the page which will allow GBA Pro Members to download the e-book. (Note that this download will only be available through January 6, 2014.)If you aren’t a GBA subscriber, but are interested in the book, you can learn more by clicking this link: The Energy Smart House.Thanks again to all of you who are still visiting GBA. We look forward to a better 2014.last_img read more

‘Not given food’: Lalu Prasad’s daughter-in-law accuses family of ill treatment

first_imgRJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s estranged daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai on Sunday blamed her eldest sister-in-law Misa Bharti for creating a rift between Ms. Rai and Tej Pratap Yadav and driving a wedge between Tejashwi Yadav and her husband.Also read: Tej Pratap Yadav is a drug addict, dresses up like Radha and Krishna, alleges wife Aishwarya RaiA drama unfolded at the 10, Circular Road residence of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, where Ms. Rai spoke to the media for the first time in the presence of her parents who rushed to the spot upon receiving her distress call.“I wanted my relationship (with Tej Pratap) to work. Hence, I had been staying here even after my husband filed a divorce petition. Though it is pending, my in-laws have started treating me as if we are already divorced,” Ms. Rai said.She was seated under a shed along with her parents in front of the outhouses situated inside the premises while speaking to reporters.“For the past three months, I have been subjected to ill-treatment here. I was not given food, so every day my meals used to come from my residence. Since Saturday, however, I was being denied access even to the kitchen. A personal staff of my mother-in-law rudely told me that it has been locked and refused to hand over the keys to me,” Ms. Rai said.The estranged daughter-in-law of Rabri Devi said, when she began shooting the entire episode on her mobile phone, the staff tried to snatch it.“I ran and he chased me until I came outside the inner quarters,” said Ms. Rai, based on whose complaint, an official of the ‘Mahila Helpline’ rushed to the spot.Pramila, the Helpline official, told reporters, “Let me first have a detailed conversation with the complainant. Based on that, we would decide the course of action to be taken into the matter.”When asked who were present inside the house while she was being denied food and attempts were made to snatch her phone, Ms. Rai said, “Rabri Devi, Misa Bharti and Tejashwi Yadav.”Asked about their responses to the incident, Ms. Rai went on to say “my mother-in-law simply abdicated her responsibility while Misa Bharti, who has been staying here despite being married for long, went about creating mischief so that her writ runs large within the family.”On RJD heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav’s role, she said, “He has always been helpful. I do not know what happened since yesterday. Whether he was aware or not of what was going on.”“It is Misa Bharti who is trying to drive a wedge between the two brothers,” she added.Ms. Rai had tied the knot with Mr. Tej Pratap in May last year and had maintained a silence even after her husband went to court seeking divorce six months later.“Unfortunately, my father-in-law is not present here. He is the only one who could have sorted things out. It is Misa Bharti who does not want me to succeed in my efforts to save my marriage,” Ms. Rai said.Lalu Prasad is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases in Ranchi for more than a year.Ms. Rai’s father Chandrika Rai a several-term MLA currently belonging to the RJD was seen having heated exchanges with the security personnel, who were refusing him entry into the inner quarters.“They are neither meeting us nor picking up the phone. I would have never agreed (for her daughter’s marriage with Tej Pratap) had I known things would come to this shameful pass,” he said.No member of Prasad’s family or any RJD leader close to Lalu Prasad’s family was ready to speak on the matter even as the BJP attacked the former Chief Minister and his kin for having “humiliated such a respectable family.”last_img read more