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Liberians Rally for Justice

first_imgDemonstrators gathered at the American Embassy to present their petition demanding the establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia(Photo: Greg H. Stemn)Demand establishment of war and economic crimes court in LiberiaHundreds of Liberians under the banner “Campaigners and Victims For Justice,” yesterday, November 12, marched through the principal streets of Monrovia to present petitions to the American Embassy, European Union, United Nations and to the office of President George Weah, calling for the establishment of War and Economic Crimes’ Court in Liberia to seek justice for victims of the 14 years civil conflict (1989-2003).The protest march which created a traffic gridlock across Monrovia, was well attended by a mix of old people, youth, children, and even street hustlers including Zogos, who sang and danced as they trooped from their assembly point at the Centennial Pavilion to the United States Embassy and then to the European Union office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and finally to the United Nations headquarters on Tubman Boulevard, crying for justice for their loved ones and families victimized during the war.In a related development, a separate group of demonstrators had also besieged the entire Jallah Town route connecting the Capitol By-Pass demanding the restoration of electricity to the community, which the protesters claimed had been in darkness for over three weeks.Meanwhile the war crimes protesters continued singing and chanting “We are the victims we can’t get tired, the pro-poor government we want justice, Liberian people what you want….we want justice, your leave us oh da justice we want…”A concerned Liberian resident from Canada, Emmanuel Savice, who led the protest action declared, “We are serious about justice and accountability because no country will develop without ending the culture of impunity. If you ever think that God will come down and bless us, the two hundred and fifty thousand souls will continue to keep us down until we seek justice in this country.”Emmanuel SaviceWhen asked about the views of those Liberians that are calling for restorative justice, instead, Savice angrily said, “We want retributive justice for our people we lost their lives. You can’t tell me what I want. I lost my three brothers, one sister, my mother is still mourning for them. That is why I am pushing for international justice for every human being who his or her life.”Continuing, Savice said the current government campaigned on a platform for justice, “so they must stand up and listen to the cry of innocent Liberians who lost their parents and other relatives during the war and give them justice.”The protesters in their Petition said that crimes committed by the perpetrators violated international criminal laws, international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws and therefore they should not go unpunished.Savice said there are facts and evidence that tell the sad and ugly story of the country which is readily and conspicuously available in every nook and cranny of the country.“Heads of warring factions were involved in the massive killing of our people and the destruction of our country and they still walk freely in the midst of their victims that they violated, degraded, abused, vilified, raped and sexually enslaved during the heydays of their violence,” he said.Savice said, “These war criminals’ massacred and engaged in extra-judicial killings, and other unthinkable crimes against their victims and they still linger in the minds of Liberians, owing to the fact that justice is being delayed and denied.”He said the sorrow and agony of the Liberian people lie in the ugly fact that these very war criminals have been rewarded with state power in all its ramifications, thereby giving them political control over their victims against their will.“This kind of scenario continues to torment and psychologically affect the people of Liberia.  It is no secret that the Liberian brutal civil war produced numerous massacres like the killings of the five Catholic Nuns, the Sinje Massacre, the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Massacre in Sinkor and others,” he said.The petitioners said only a War Crimes Court will bring justice to the families, relatives, and friends of victims who were gruesomely murdered and raped. Savice said seeking justice for these barbaric crimes is the only way to right the wrong, reconcile the country and its people and finally end the culture of impunity in Liberia.“It will be sad, regrettable and shameful for the world to let these atrocities go unpunished. It will be disappointing and a mistake for such heinous crimes to go unpunished. These appalling crimes must be investigated, and the required judicious measures taken to avoid replication in the future,” he said.Savice further maintained, “Also on record is the persistent greed and dishonesty of leaders of the country who also, with impunity continue to unduly amass wealth for themselves, thereby subjecting the entire citizenry to horrible poverty.” He said the constant wave of corruption which pervades the country keeps the people in a state of poverty and disease has denied them basic life incentives because people elected to power personalize the country’s wealth at their detriment.He said corruption in government must be wiped out to bring about the needed development in the country. “Corruption is eating up every part of Liberia, impoverishing 90% of the citizenry. It is eating up the entire country making development stagnant,“. Savice said corruption is the vice responsible for reducing many citizens to beggars on a daily basis and it must stop, he emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wrong fix

first_imgThe most obvious challenge to a state mandatory spay/neuter law is: How could it ever be enforced? It’s hard enough to identify problem pets’ owners, let alone the animals’ ages or reproductive capacities. Supporters of Levine’s proposal cite a similar, purportedly successful, measure in Santa Cruz County. But that just raises another question: Aren’t local municipalities, which have differing needs and populations (human and animal) better able to determine such policies for themselves? Not all solutions are one-size fits all. And the answer to every problem isn’t necessarily a state law. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IF Van Nuys Assemblyman Lloyd Levine gets his way – and a recent committee vote suggests he might – it will soon be illegal to have an unfixed dog or cat in California. With the exception of pet breeders and a few others, anyone found in possession of a fertile dog or cat more than four months of age will be subject to a $500 fine. All of which sounds harmless enough. Irresponsible pet owners are the scourge of many a neighborhood, and no one likes to see animal shelters filled with unwanted dogs and cats that usually end up getting euthanized. But good intentions alone don’t make for good law. last_img read more

Rodgers admits Liverpool transfer talks with Ligue 1 side over striker

first_img1 Divock Origi in action for Lille Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits the club have held talks with Lille about the possibility of ending Divock Origi’s loan spell.The 19-year-old will join the Reds next summer, having agreed a deal during the 2014 World Cup in the Brazil but, as part of the deal, the Belgian forward remained at the Ligue 1 side for this campaign.Rodgers’ side have struggled up front this season, following the departure of Luis Suarez, and a number of injuries to star striker Daniel Sturridge.Reports had suggested the Northern Irishman could return for Origi, but the Anfield chief has distanced the club from a move, which could cost them as much as £10million to end the loan spell early.“He is a player who will definitely be here next summer but whether he will be here in January….there has been some discussion but there is nothing to report on it,” said Rodgers.“The agreement was with Lille for him to stay there so we will see how that works, but if not we have the players here who are developing and we will go with what we have got.”last_img read more

Senior Menu

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 Tuesday: Beef and broccoli, corn, green beans. Wednesday: Five cheese lasagna, yellow wax beans, brussels sprouts. Thursday: Stuffed cheese shells, green beans, corn. Friday: Cook’s choice. Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with bread, dessert and fat-free milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Sites closed for Presidents Day. 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

GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Club Iorras October 2011,50 euro – Charlie & Ann Doherty Cross Clonmany, 30 euro James B Kelly Dunaff, 20 euro- Paul Friel Dunaff/Boston.Match & Win for 27/10/11 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,380.00 numbers drawn were 4,5,8,19 the €15 consolation prizes went to Marie McDaid Midoran Cottage Clonmany, B.McGonigle Isle Of Dough, Maureen Friel Dunaff P.O, Laura Ivers Cleagh Clonmany, Tara McDaid Isle Of Dough. Club Meeting on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm in Straid.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.The Seniors should be playing their last league game of the season at home on Saturday check website for more information. Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 31st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: URRIS GAA NOTESurris clublast_img read more

HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR DONEGAL TOWN CHRISTMAS FAIR AND TOY SHOW

first_imgHUGE crowds are expected in Donegal on Thursday – for the Christmas Fair.The fair gets underway at the Abbey Hotel at 5.30pm.The Mini Toy show is at 6.30pm & Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala will be providing the Carol singing. It’s a great chance to finish off your Christmas Shopping.AND IT’S FREE!HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR DONEGAL TOWN CHRISTMAS FAIR AND TOY SHOW was last modified: December 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR DONEGAL TOWN CHRISTMAS FAIR AND TOY SHOWlast_img read more

DONEGAL’S GAP TOURISM GROUP LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO GO THE EXTRA MILE!

first_imgGAP Tourism are looking for a suitable candidate to organise, promote and enhance their established outdoor events – the GAP Challenge and GAP Triathlon.The group based in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas have for a number of years run successful outdoor events, but always on a voluntary basis.As GAP grows, there could be an opportunity for someone, who could dedicate more time to organising the events to increase the number of participants, and by extension, the number of visitors to the area. Other similar events could also be organised for this stunning region of Donegal.In these dark economic times, the Group are proud to offer their event portfolio, in the firm belief that in the hands of a driven organiser, it will significantly add to the tourist footfall and spend for the area.The remuneration package will be driven by the volume of participants for the events (minus expenses) and has significant earning potential.Further information on the events, their history and the event planning can be made to donegalgap@gmail.com. Please submit a C.V. and Cover Letter before the 28th of February, 2013. DONEGAL’S GAP TOURISM GROUP LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO GO THE EXTRA MILE! was last modified: February 8th, 2013 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:GAP ChallengeGAP TourismGAP Triathlonjoblast_img read more

GARDAI TO REVIEW SERIAL KILLER’S FILES AS BRITISH COP SAYS HE KILLED MARY BOYLE

first_imgA former British police intelligence officer says he is convinced serial killer Robert Black is responsible for Mary Boyle’s abduction and murder.Serial killer Robert BlackIt comes as Gardai consider reviewing fresh evidence that Black abducted and murdered Mary in 1977 and also attempted to abduct her identical twin sister a year later.Mary had been staying at her grandmother’s cottage at Cashelard, near Ballyshannon, when she disappeared. Former Norfolk police officer Chris Clarke said: “There is confirmation that Black, 66, was a regular visitor to the local pub at Annagry, Co Donegal. He even appears on the police charge sheet, for after-hours drinking with others.“His van was also noted parked regularly behind the Old Cope Yard at Dungloe and one witness later recalled hearing a whimpering or crying about the time of Mary’s disappearance coming from within Black’s van. She dismissed it at the time as a dog but later had second thoughts.“In 1978, just a year after Mary went missing, Black was noted by female witnesses asking to be shown where Mary’s twin sister lived.“When they refused, they said he became very angry, and agitated, saying he had a strange obsession with dead people.” Mary had followed her uncle across a peat bog and was told to return home. But, even though it was only a few minutes’ walk, she never arrived. A massive search was launched but no body was ever found. A car spotted nearby was never traced.Black is currently serving multiple life sentences for the brutal abductions and murders of four girls in the early 1980s, including nine-year-old Jennifer Cardy in Ballinderry, Co Antrim in 1981, for which he was convicted in 2011.He was given a 25-year sentence, but told by the judge that it would be at least 89 years before he could ever be released.Police in Britain are now asking a specialist complex case unit to examine files in relation to two other girls, April Fabb (13) who disappeared in Norfolk in 1969, and Genette Tate (13) from Devon who was killed in 1978.And gardai are now considering examining ferry records from 1977-81, as Black was a regular cross-border traveller during the 1970s and 1980s. At the time he was working across Ireland and the UK erecting billboard posters.GARDAI TO REVIEW SERIAL KILLER’S FILES AS BRITISH COP SAYS HE KILLED MARY BOYLE was last modified: October 13th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiMARY BOYLERobert BlackSERIAL KILLERlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: There are only 44 days until Christmas.That may excite some of you.It may also leave some of you rolling your eyes. Bah Humbug to you!Whether you like it or not, with Christmas also comes Christmas party season.Whether you are a man or a woman, you will always want to look your best when you meet for the seasonal gathering with your work colleagues.I am going to outline a few strategies below that may help you to shed a few lbs and leave you ready for the big night out in December. These are example programmes; if you want a more structured training program you can contact me through the link at the bottom of the page.I would strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.These are 2 different training varieties that I use with my personal training clients and I have found them to be very effective at shedding unwanted lbs.This is a beginner to intermediate training option. METABOLIC RESISTANCE TRAININGI liked M.R.T so much that I started a class of it when I worked for a leisure centre in Letterkenny.M.R.T is a form of circuit training where you will be training 3-4 of the major muscles together with little rest in between them.In my classes I used to do the exercises for time, but with clients I use reps so I can maximise their strength gains along with their fat burning. The way this will work is you will choose a weight that you can lift for each exercise between 12-15 times (reps). 
After your first exercise you will take between 15-20 seconds to change to the next exercise and then do the same for the last exercise.Once you have all 3 exercises completed you will rest for 60 seconds and then repeat for 2-3 more rounds.A1) Goblet squat 12-15 reps
A2) Dumbbell bent over row 12-15 reps
A3) Dumbbell Incline chest press 12-15 repsYou can put any 3-4 exercises together to make up an M.R.T workout, but try and choose exercises that work the larger muscle groups as this will maximise your calorie burn.This is an intermediate to advanced training option.DENSITY TRAININGI love Density training.
My clients, not so much! (They do really…)There are differing types of density training, but I will be showing you a timed version.The type that I like to use and that I will outline here is a 3 exercise mini circuit.You are going to select a weight that you could do for 10-12 reps for each exercise.You will only be doing between 4-6 reps on each exercise with these weights due to the time period and to prevent fatigue setting in too quickly.Set a timer for 6 mins, (that’s right, 6 mins) you will transition smoothly between each exercise with little to no rest until the 6 mins is up.A1) Dumbbell Reverse Lunge 4-6 reps
A2) Barbell Row 4-6 reps
A3) Dumbbell Chest Press 4-6repsOnce you have completed the full 6 mins, rest for 3-5 mins, increase the weight of each exercise by 10% and repeat for an additional 6 mins.This type of training is really taxing on the body, preferably you would have some training experience before attempting Density training, but it is a simple but effective method for burning fat quickly.Again, you can put any 2-3 exercises together to make up a Density Training session, as with the M.R.T training, try and choose exercises that will tax the larger muscles to maximise your calorie burn.These are two options that when used with the right nutrition plan can get you really great results and leave you looking great at the Christmas party.If you have any questions on either of these types of training or you would like a personalised training or nutrition plan for yourself drop me a comment through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 9th, 2014 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:CHristmasemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

College adds Mexico

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College students interested in studying abroad will soon have a new destination from which to choose.The college’s Semester Abroad program will offer a monthlong summer study session in Guanajuato, Mexico. The program already has a regular spring study session in Salamanca, Spain. There is also an annual fall session in London.College officials said they decided to add Guanajuato – beginning next summer – to the 13-year-old Semester Abroad program because of local interest in Mexican culture.The Guanajuato session also will cost students about $3,000 less than the Spain and London study sessions.“Studying abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and life-changing experience,” said Gail Chabran, Rio Hondo’s dean of communications and languages. “It opens up a lot of opportunities and gives students a wider view of the world.”Rio Hondo College belongs to the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad, a coalition of 12 community colleges that offer students the opportunity to study in foreign countries.The program is operated in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study.This past spring, the consortium took about 100 students to Spain.The study abroad program is open to students with at least a 2.5 grade-point average and 12 completed college credits, Chabran said.Chabran said the London and Spain semesters abroad cost $5,995 per student, and financial aid can be applied towards a portion of the cost.Students typically stay with a local host family.The Guanajuato trip, which is scheduled for June 17-July 15, will cost $2,100.Leading the group from Rio Hondo will be associate Spanish professor Claudia Guerrero.“It’s the first time I’ll be traveling with students to Mexico or anywhere,” Guerrero said. “I’m really excited about it. It’s a great opportunity for anyone involved – from cultural exchanges to academic opportunities.”The deadline to apply is Dec. 9. Students must pay a $350 deposit for the Spain semester in Salamanca, which runs from Feb. 15-May 14. The balance must be paid by the end of December.Officials will hold an orientation session for students interested in the Guanajuato session sometime in February, Chabran said.For more information, call Chabran at (562) 692-0921, Ext. 3250. likely Tracy.Garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more