By Devina SamarooContrary to what was previously disclosed, two persons are in the top running to serve as the Director of thePPP/C MPs Gail Teixeira and Juan Edghill during the press conference on Thursday morning at Freedom House, Robb StreetFinancial Intelligence Unit (FIU).During a news conference on Thursday, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) and Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, who is also a member of the committee responsible for the selection of the Director, clarified that no one candidate has been identified for the position.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams recently announced that the National Assembly’s Appointments Committee already decided on a FIU Director and its recommendation would be voted on at the next sitting of the House.However, Teixeira explained that the committee had narrowed the list to two persons, and was currently waiting for either individual to accept the contract under the stipulated terms and conditions.She noted that a final decision was likely to be made when the committee met on June 20.According to the parliamentarian, a FIU Director could have been installed since the beginning of June; however, because of the Government Ministers’ hectic travelling schedules, the committee could not have met as often as it should have.Nonetheless, Teixeira pointed out that once the committee reached a consensus, the recommendation would go to the House for approval.When prompted, Teixeira said it would be improper to disclose the names of the two individuals vying for the position.The FIU is a critical component of the anti-money laundering legislation.Time and again, the Government has been criticised for its failure to ensure that a Director is appointed so that the Unit becomes fully operational.SOCU OperationMeanwhile, concerns continue to persist over the operations of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) without a FIU Director installed.PPP/C MP Juan Edghill, who was also present at the news conference, said it was worrying that SOCU was carrying out investigations and making arrests without legal coverage.“If SOCU is operating and their actions are not triggered by the FIU, then who is triggering those actions?” he queried. “Because it is the FIU that needs to say there is a suspicious transaction and an investigation needs to be launched. And if that is not coming from FIU, it is clear that SOCU is either acting on its own whimsically or under the directions of another authority apart of the FIU.” SOCU has launched several investigations involving the seizure of individuals’ possessions, both jewellery and money.Some of those confiscations have triggered multimillion-dollar lawsuits.Moreover, it was also disclosed that the Government was yet to provide the parliamentary Opposition with the protocols governing the operations of SOCU, despite a promise some months ago by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan that he would make the protocols public.
The Joint Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Liberian Legislature has disclosed that it has no corruption charges against the Management of the National Port Authority (NPA) as had been widely speculated in the public.The Committee clarified in a statement issued on November 15, that the recent report it submitted to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Auditor General’s Audit of the National Port Authority did not reflect any charges of corruption or malpractices by the entity’s management.This clarification by PAC contradicts media reports last week that the Joint Legislative Committee had indicted the NPA Management for alleged corruption or malpractices covering the period 2006/2007 and 2007/2008, respectively.The audit was conducted by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) which is the government of Liberia’s supreme auditing institution. But according to the Act establishing the GAC, the Auditor General shall conduct audits of public institutions and submit findings to the National Legislature for recommendation to the President for prosecution of those indicted in the audit.The PAC, however, noted that although the current management of the NPA was not in position during the audit period, it is responsible for implementing the recommendations of the AC and will be held accountable for any unfulfilled corrective actions. At the level of the national legislature, the joint PAC Secretariat, which is run by senior accountants, economists and public administrators, reviews the audits conducted by GAC and subsequently advises the legislators on the next course of action which include a recommendation to the President to prosecute or dismiss those held liable by the audit.The PAC has meanwhile recommended to the President that further actions be taken to address the issues of the collection of arrears and illegal occupancy of properties owned by the NPA.The PAC also clarified that the illegal occupation of NPA’s properties by squatters was caused by past management of the NPA, not the current administration headed by Managing Director, Madam Matilda W. Parker.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The union has also announced a third round for next week between Tuesday and Friday, with Greater Victoria being the only district affected on Tuesday and the other 59 over the next three days.Teachers will also vote Monday and Tuesday next week on whether to replace rotating strikes with a full-scale walkout, and if approved, job action could begin as early as June 16th.Their decision could be affected by a memo now posted on the internal BCTF website saying the strike fund is almost tapped out, but Mr. Iker doesn’t seem worried, but rather prepared to stay with the union’s bargaining course, arguing the concession ball is in the government court.- Advertisement -“We made some significant movements the other day,” Iker explains. “We’ve had two sessions since we made those movements and government come to the table through their employer representatives, sits there and does not bring any proposals.”The union continues to blame the government for creating confusion with the partial lockout that docks teacher pay by 10 per cent during job action, but it’s a step that has now been cleared by the Labor Relations Board.Meantime, the provincial government is saving millions of dollars during the labor dispute, and if the teachers move to full scale strike action, the government weekly saving would reportedly move to over $82,000,000.Advertisement
The win leaves defending champions Chelsea third on 32 points, eight behind pacesetters Manchester City, after six wins in their past seven Premier League matches.“I am happy, but you know very well that there is a team in this league that is doing extraordinary things and it’s Manchester City,” said Conte. “Otherwise, I think we are staying up there with the other teams.”Chelsea host Atletico on Tuesday in their last Champions League group match knowing that a win will guarantee them top spot in Group C ahead of Serie A side Roma, and a Hazard display against the Spaniards similar to Saturday’s would go a long way to securing Chelsea first place.“Eden enjoys playing our type of football,” said Conte.“He is an important player for us. We can change our system around him. He can play as a second striker or he can play as a number 10 when we play 3-4-3.”Conte said it would be special to see Hazard in action for Belgium against England at the World Cup next year, joking that he would have to ask his Chelsea team-mates Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater to treat him gently.“Gary knows very well Eden’s skill and for this reason, he must pay great attention. Every day to have a training session with this type of player and this skill makes you stronger.”Despite a bright start for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez’s side slumped to their fifth defeat in six league games, a run that has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table.Benitez, who won the Europa League with Chelsea is his spell as interim manager at Stamford Bridge four years ago, was in combative mood afterwards.He insisted his side had come up against a team that will finish in the top three this season.“Chelsea have a lot of good things,” he said. “They have to compete for the title. It is obvious that they are one of the teams that will be there in the top three, but we began well and it was a pity that we couldn’t keep the lead for a while.“It’s not a problem of confidence with my team, it’s a problem of the level of the Premier League. You could see the team working really hard even at the end. We finished with two corners and we were still trying.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte gestures on the touchline during their match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 2, 2017 © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea’s reach despite an impressive recent run of results ahead of their midweek Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.The Blues fought back from a goal down on Saturday to beat Newcastle 3-1 courtesy of two goals from the impressive Eden Hazard either side of a headed effort from Alvaro Morata.
FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Cheer tryout clinic, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Max the Bunny story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Block sale to benefit the Ewart family, 7-11 a.m. on Via Escovar in Valencia. Call Deborah Mann at (661) 255-6271. Canyon Country Athletic Association Outlaws youth football and cheer registration, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Junior High, 19425 W. Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Visit www.canyonoutlaws.com. AARP Driver Safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Spring story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local authors will sign copies of their books, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Project R.E.A.D. will offer children a chance to read to a dog, 1-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Cheer tryout clinic, 2-4 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Art reception will feature the works of SCV-ARTS students, 5-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY CPR and First Aid Red Cross certification class, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Cost: $51. Call (661) 255-6410. Fiction Light Book Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Travel Club book group will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (818) 719-2397. Speaker Vinod Assomull will discuss health issues, 9-10 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Curious George program, 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Castaic Lions Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Workers’ Compensation seminar, 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Cost: $199. Call L/B/W Insurance at (661) 702-6000. Grand Opening of Canyon View Regional Trail, 10 a.m. at Canyon View Drive in Canyon Country. Call (661) 259-2489. Local pharmacist will go over medicines with seniors, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Bring your medications with you. Call (661) 259-9444. Movie showing will feature “Beauty and the Beast,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Business after-hours mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Club in Valencia. Call (661) 702-6977. Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will meet, 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit www.w6jw.org. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY SCV Bar Association will meet, 11:45 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260. After-School Cooking with Kids will create smoothies, 3-5 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 260-2377, Ext. 210. Stories from Ireland, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
He’s a teacher by profession – and Donegal Signs reckon Ollie Horgan is going to teach the students of UCD a lesson on Friday night.Donegal Signs are renowned for their hilarious and cleverly designed posters – which promote everything from Donegal GAA matches to Daniel’s performances in Strictly Come Dancing. Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps side face UCD in the promotion play-offs on Friday night.Ollie is a Maths teacher at St Eunan’s College, and he’s hoping the numbers add up for him when the two sides clash at the UCD Bowl.DONEGAL SIGNS PREDICT THAT OLLIE WILL TEACH THE STUDENTS A LESSON was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 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:Sport
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal has joined Celta Vigo on a season-long loan, the Premier League club announced on Friday evening.The 24-year-old Moroccan joined the Saints from Lille in August 2016, making 59 appearances and scoring four goals. targets targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS #SaintsFC has reached an agreement with @RCCelta to allow Sofiane Boufal to join the Spanish club on loan. Full details: https://t.co/KmMXJvESFa— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 20, 2018However, Boufal does not feature in the plans of manager Mark Hughes for the new campaign having fallen out of favour towards the end of the last campaign.He was subsequently not selected for Morocco’s World Cup squad.A statement on the Southampton website said: “We wish Sofiane good luck for the season ahead.” REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on RANKED IN DEMAND LATEST
ST. LOUIS – Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team won her fourth Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season, the league announced Monday, Feb. 1.Wendell had impressive performances in Drake’s road wins at Bradley and Loyola this past weekend. She averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56-percent (19-of-34) from the floor and hitting 7-of-14 (50-percent) from three-point range.Friday at Bradley, Wendell scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting along with pulling down six rebounds, nabbing three steals and handing out three assists. Sunday at Loyola, she poured in another game-high 25 points, adding four boards, six assists, one block and one steal. Her 50 points in the two games puts her 11th all-time in program history in scoring with 1,621 career points.Wendell was named MVC Player of the Week each of the first three weeks of the season. She leads the MVC in scoring at 20.5 points per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation.Drake hosts Wichita State Friday night at 7 p.m. before welcoming Missouri State Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. contest.Print Friendly Version
Pieta House have benefited from the kindness of others once more, as the charity recently received some sizeable donations.Local people, businesses and community groups from Donegal presented money raised from fundraisers to Pieta House last week.Pieta House are an organisation that helps people suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. There are trained councillors that will assist people and their families with a professional therapeutic service. Therapy is on a one-to-one basis and all services provided by Pieta House are completely free of charge for the patients. Pieta House has been operating for the past 8 years.Visit www.pieta.ie for more information.Julie McNamee makes a presentation of €614. 00 to Pieta House, proceeds from her run in the Dublin City Marathon. Receiving the cheque are from left , Anastasia Rouche, Danny Devlin, Donna Campbell and Paula Coyle: Photo Brian McDaidAlan O’Connell and Eugene Duffy make a presentation on behalf of St Eunan’s GAA Club of €715.29 from their recent family fun day to Pieta House. Represented by (from left) Donna Campbell Danny Devlin Paula Coyle and Anastasia Rouche . Photo Brian McDaidProceeds from the coffee morning at the Quiet Moment for €2,650 in aid of Pieta House. included from left are, David Leonard, Danny Devlin, Rose Crossan Anastasia Rouche, Paul Coyle and Donna Campbell. Photo Brian McDaidMichael Devlin make a presentation of €5,500 to Pieta House, proceed from his walk from Canada to the Mexico. included from left are Donna Campbell Danny Devlin, Anastasia Rouche and Paula Coyle. Photo Brian McDaidDaphne J Watt makes a presentation to Pieta House for €1,500 making her total of €5,000 so far from the sale of her book “Promises of Spring” included from left are, Donna Campbell Danny Devlin Anastasia Rouche and Paula Coyle. Photo Brian McDaidKindness shines bright for Pieta House – Pic Special was last modified: November 18th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
The focus on genes continues to blur, as more geneticists look outside the box. Some 98% of DNA in the nucleus of human cells does not code for genes. Long dismissed as genetic junk, much of it may turn out to be the hands on the controls. A press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine reports “Junk DNA May Not Be So Junky After All.” It may contain vital control regions that switch the genes on and off. Researchers found that control regions don’t have to look the same between different species. They found a case where a control region for a human gene looked very different from one in a zebrafish, but both performed the same function. This hints that the non-coding regions are filled with enhancers and suppressors that we are only beginning to understand.Evolutionists baffled, not a simple story of descent, natural phenomena more complex than realized, design scientists vindicated; watch this space.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0