It has now become officially pronounced that most of the rape cases in the country, especially against teenagers and children are perpetrated by people who call themselves teachers. Others, according to Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell, are people who the victims personally know within their communities. The Liberian Government has categorized this group of people, notably male teachers, “prime molesters of children in the country,” Min. Cassell said.“These are the same people the children usually call fathers, uncles and big brothers in the homes and communities,” the Minister added.But one thing she regretted is that the molesters, many of whom are convicted and jailed, will still surface in the classrooms and communities with many people unaware of what had actually happened and who these people are. “So this is now the time to name and shame these people in their own community. This will also help the communities to know who these people are. They are not just teachers, uncles, fathers or grandpas, but also rapists,” she stressed.Minister Cassell spoke during a two-day Cabinet Retreat held on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s farm in Julijuah, Bomi County. She gave a status update on the new Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Post-Ebola Executive Plan by her ministry.The retreat was held on Tuesday and Wednesday. It brought together all Cabinet Members, Deputy and Assistant Ministers, Heads of State-owned Enterprises, Agencies, Commissions and Board Chairpersons, with government stressing the importance of restarting all projects that were suspended due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus epidemic.The retreat was intended to align the Cabinet with Government’s priorities and develop an agenda to drive the Administration.The Gender and Social Protection boss’ comments come as the crime of rape seems to be persistently on the rise in the country. She said her Ministry is embarking on an information strategy that would help victims get prompt medical attention. She also proposed several measures through which molesters should be brought to their knees.Min. Cassell told President Sirleaf and others present at the retreat that with support from UNICEF and Save the Children, the Ministry is embarking on a program intended to coordinate information relating to rape and other crimes against women and children. She noted that the coordination is especially needed between the police, the Ministry, health facilities and the community.“We have trained community people about how to report cases. The first place to report is the police. Once it is reported to the police, the police will inform us and then we will send social workers there. So the first information we get is from the police. When we get the information from the police, we send in social workers to handle the situation.“Once these people have been charged, I think we can still name and shame them in the communities, but they come out of jail and go back and start teaching again. Most of the perpetrators are teachers, and people the victims know. I’m sorry if you are a teacher and you are out there, but most of the cases we have with the little children are teachers who sat the children on their laps.”Minister Cassell noted that until the country can have more female teachers back in the classrooms, male teachers will continue to carry out these atrocious activities. The Minister also enumerated a several interventions being initiated by her Ministry at various boarding schools, including Ricks Institute, Bromley and others to ensure that girls are adequately protected.President Sirleaf said that the rape situation in the country, especially involving little children, is very alarming and the government and its partners need to take the situation very seriously. She recommended that one of the means through which these molesters could be brought to their knees is by printing images on billboards on the streets.“There should be big posters and billboards with the caption “Wanted for Rape” placed along all the streets of major cities and towns with the photographs and names of the perpetrators of the crime in the country. We have to do something; it is really bad and becoming very serious in our country,” the President lamented.The Minister of Justice suggested that government establish a database for child molesters with their information such as names, photos and all other particulars that are tracked for monitoring. “This is done in other countries to monitor these kinds of people. Whenever they apply for jobs or wherever they go, people or employers will try to trace their records. With this, I think we will help minimize or eradicate this menace in our country,” suggested the Justice Minister.The Liberian leader described this suggestion as very brilliant and said government would look at that critically. “I want to thank you, that is a constructive and very positive suggestion,” she responded.A brutal rape case, which is now under a barrage of public condemnation, recently occurred in the country. On Sunday, January 18, in the Moulton Corner Community of Brewerville, a teenage girl was raped and brutally assaulted by a man she was able to identify before she died. The alleged perpetrator is one Musa Kanneh, a resident of the community. Officers of Liberia National Police (LNP) have also been implicated for denying passage through a checkpoint of the vehicle that was carrying the victim to a health facility for immediate treatment.In another related development the government has announced that Defendant, Foday Kanneh, 39, has been found guilty of Statutory Rape of a 13 year old victimAccording to a communication from the offices of the Solicitor General of Liberia, a petit juror sitting in the case Republic of Liberia V. Foday Kanneh, in Criminal Court E, at the Temple of Justice, on Tuesday January 20th brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against Kanneh. Final judgment and sentence, are however, expected to be announced next week.Narrating how the incident occurred in her communication, the SG said the incident occurred in the Konneh Community, Senjeh District, Tubmanburg, Bomi County, on December 2nd, 2013, when the 13 year old victim was sent by her mother to take food to the wife of the Defendant, but his wife was not home.“The Defendant asked the victim to take the food inside his bedroom but the victim refused to do so. While the victim was trying to leave, he whisked her, put his hand over her mouth, and forcibly pulled her into his children’s room, had sexual intercourse with her, gave her LD50.00, and told her that if she told anyone he would kill her.”The victim went home and did not tell anyone for fear that the defendant would kill her. A few days after when the victim’s father went to use the restroom he realized that there was blood in the commode.When he asked the mother of the victim she said she did not know how the blood got there. When her mother asked the victim, she broke down in tears and told her mother what the Defendant had done to her.She was taken to the police station and then to the hospital where she was examined and it was confirmed that her hymen was broken and torn from the middle in many directions. The victim was treated for over two weeks because she continued to bleed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dreher begins the five round tournament on the course’s Legends Course, and started her first round today at 9:17 a.m. ET.She began her tournament on the first hole in group #37, along side P.K. Kongkraphan of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, as well as Lacey Agnew of Jonesboro, Georgia.It’s a big weekend for Dreher, who is playing for her second straight LPGA membership, earning her first membership at last year’s 2011 Q-School qualifying tournament.- Advertisement -Players who finish the tournament within the top 40 rankings, as well as those tied for 40 place receive LPGA memberships for the 2013 LPGA Tour season. All other players competing in Stage III will receive Symetra Tour Memberships.
SIMI VALLEY – While every candidate at the first Republican presidential debate Thursday night jockeyed to become the political heir to President Reagan’s legacy, John McCain showed why he may be the spiritual heir in Nancy Reagan’s heart. Moments after the debate, as he removed his wireless microphone from inside his suit jacket behind the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the Arizona senator noticed a shiny dime on the floor. He bent down for a closer look, then kept walking past the coin. The dime was lying heads down, and picking up coins that are tails up is a no-no for McCain. “Am I superstitious? I’m that,” McCain said, walking with his wife, Cindy, and entourage to the candidates’ reception. “But I don’t think I’m alone there.” At the Reagan Library, McCain, who says he has been superstitious since he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, had come to the right place. In his 1965 autobiography, Reagan admitted he was superstitious and read syndicated horoscopes, and Nancy said she did, too. The former president observed such superstitions as always putting a lucky coin and gold charm in his pocket each morning, knocking on wood, never walking under ladders and tossing salt over his left shoulder when he spilled some. Not surprisingly, Reagan cast a long shadow in the debate where his name and character were mentioned often by each candidate – and the shadow loomed just as big afterward in the “Spin Room” where high-profile supporters of each candidate sought to “spin” the debate in their favor. Bill Simon, the one-time California gubernatorial candidate, stumped for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and how he typified the traits of Reagan. “Mayor Giuliani demonstrated that he has the strength to lead the country in the best tradition of Ronald Reagan,” said Simon, speaking to reporters in a noisy large room packed with spin-meisters of each candidate surrounded by microphones, recorders and cameras. Selling candidates In almost every instance, it was not just one spin-meister for a candidate but several of them. Some, such as Simon, were politicians. But others were political consultants and advisers working for those candidates. Each of the spinners was shadowed by an anonymous staffer holding up high a printed poster identifying the spinner and his affiliation. In some instances, you had the candidates themselves selling how well they had done, as in the case of Texas congressman Ron Paul doing every local television interview he could to heighten his name recognition, which undoubtedly took a big jump with the debate. For his part, Giuliani looked like a prizefighter proclaiming victory immediately after a bout. In the men’s room behind the stage, Giuliani smiled as he received pats on the back and words of congratulations. “I did well, if I say so myself,” he said. Giuliani and the other candidates were all headed after the debate to a celebratory dinner hosted by Nancy Reagan, who was escorted there – as she was into the debate hall – by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Several invited guests said that while they had been pleased with the debate, the show-stopper may have been the Reagan Library itself. With its presidential history and its hilltop views of the Ventura County mountainsides, it symbolized Ronald Reagan Country and the hold it has on the locals. Steve Grindley, 31, of Simi Valley has been an executive chef with the food company that caters all events at the library, and he has been a regular at these functions since its opening. “They’ve all been great, but the best event, without a doubt, was President Reagan’s funeral,” Grindley said. “There were senators and heads of other countries, and you were seeing an American president laid to rest. “It was part of history.” No true winner Back in the Spin Room, the selling of the candidates went on. Most spin-meisters acknowledged that in a debate with so many candidates, declaring a true winner was impossible. No candidate had made a monumental goof, and they all defended the hard-line positions the candidates took on such issues as Roe v. Wade and immigration. Spin-meisters for the top-tier candidates – Giuliani, McCain and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – said their respective men had handled themselves well. “The governor showed himself to be not only knowledgeable but specific on the issues, especially on foreign affairs,” Missouri Sen. Jim Talent said. McCain’s handlers were even more enthusiastic in talking about the former POW and his own passionate vow to chase after Osama bin Laden. “John McCain has committed to leaving no stone unturned in fighting terrorism,” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the country’s first Homeland Security secretary. “As he said in the debate, he will follow bin Laden to the gates of hell.” The only awkward moment in the Spin Room came when the sensitive issue close to Nancy Reagan’s heart – support of embryonic stem cell research – came up. Moderator Chris Mathews had raised the subject with each candidate during the debate. Only McCain pledged his unqualified support. “Will that come back to haunt the other candidates?” spin-meister Simon said rhetorically to the question in the Spin Room. “I wouldn’t think so.” Meanwhile, away in the dining area, guess who Nancy Reagan saved the biggest hug for. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Victor Wanyama scores a thunderbolt from 30 yards/Premier LeagueLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 4 – Harambee Stars Captain Victor Wanyama stepped off the bench to score barely two minutes on the pitch as Liverpool and Tottenham played to a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.Wanyama’s thunderbolt from 30 yards cancelled out Mohammed Salah’s third minute goal but there was to be plenty of drama in the final five minutes. Harry Kane missed a penalty just after Wanyama’s goal and on the other end, Salah scored his second, but Spurs had a late penalty this time converted by Kane for a two-all scoreline.Liverpool were leading 1-0 with 12 minutes left after Mohamed Salah’s opener but Victor Wanyama thumped Spurs level before Kane won a penalty on 85 minutes.However, the England international spurned the opportunity and Salah sensationally put Liverpool in front in injury time with an exquisite solo effort.That looked the end of the drama but Spurs won a second penalty with their final attack when the linesman overruled referee Jon Moss for a Virgil van Dijk challenge on Erik Lamela.In front of a disgruntled home crowd, Kane made no mistake to become the player to reach 100 Premier League goals in the second-shortest time.Harry Kane missed one penalty but buried another to earn Spurs a pointWith just three minutes gone, Liverpool’s high press forced Eric Dier into a horrendous back-pass which was seized upon by Salah, who was presented with an easy finish past Hugo Lloris from 10 yards out.Tottenham looked rocked by the early goal as Liverpool continued to play with energy through Jordan Henderson and James Milner in midfield – however, the second goal evaded them with Milner and Roberto Firmino skewing shots wide after some creative play by Trent Alexander-Arnold.After the break Spurs started to find their rhythm and ask questions of Liverpool defensively.Jurgen Klopp made two changes after the win at Huddersfield, and they were both defensive. Virgil van Dijk came in for Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold replaced Joe Gomez.Spurs were unchanged following the 2-0 win against Manchester United.The atmosphere around Anfield was becoming nervy with their team dropping deeper and Klopp switched to a back five for the final 10 minutes in order to see the game out.Salah has scored 21 goals in 25 Premier League games for LiverpoolHis defensive tactic didn’t reap the required effect as Spurs levelled in spectacular fashion.Eriksen’s cross from the left was palmed clear by Karius into the path of Wanyama, who struck a quite breath-taking half-volley into the top corner.The drama wasn’t done there as Spurs won a penalty in the 85th minute as Kane nipped through and went down under minimal contact from Karius.The script seemed set for the England international to net his 100th Premier League goal but his penalty was straight down the middle and Karius blocked it away.Liverpool then thought they’d won it when Salah somehow twisted and turned in the box, beating two Spurs defenders, and poked a fine finish into the net.With Anfield rocking, the home fans’ joy quickly turned to anger when Lamela was felled by Van Dijk inside the area. The referee originally waved away the appeals but the linesman flagged and Moss brought the play back to award the penalty.This time Kane stayed cool and quite a bonkers match ended all square.“I am not allowed to go in their room until half an hour after the game, do you think the first thingJurgen Klopp was unimpressed with the two penalties awarded to Tottenham, saying ‘it’s hard to accept the decisions’.–Courtesy Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
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There was a time when a curvy bride found it almost impossible to find the wedding dress of her dreams.Now one of Donegal’s best-known bridal shops is set to hold a ‘Curvy Bride Event’ on May 11th and 12th.Mc Elhinneys Bridal Rooms in Ballybofey are among the first in Ireland to offer an Exclusive Maggie Sottero Curvy Bride Event. During the two day event, brides can relax in the luxurious French boudoir styled Bridal Rooms while they view a selection of gorgeous wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero in sizes 16 – 30.The fabulous collection will offer brides fashion forward, well-crafted and fabulously fitting wedding dresses. Brides can expect the ultimate bridal experience at McElhinneys Bridal Rooms, as they view the most extensive collection, assisted by experienced and knowledgeable consultants all in a private and luxurious viewing rooms.And if that wasn’t enough, brides can avail of a wonderful 15% discount on all orders placed during the event.To make your appointment for this exclusive event, telephone Mc Elhinneys Bridal Rooms, Ballybofey Co. Donegal on 0749131217 from NI 00353749131217 or email email@example.com CURVY BRIDE EVENT SET FOR DONEGAL was last modified: April 12th, 2012 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:Curvy Bride EventMcElhinney’s Bridal Rooms
This week I am heading on my holidays… yay me!!We are in peak season for sun holidays and anyone who is heading abroad will be looking forward to relaxing for a few days.However, it is very easy to pile on a few kilogrammes while away. The extra calories you take in through food and drinks can soon add up.But, you are on holidays and no-one is going to blame you for relaxing your nutrition for a bit.If you want to try and keep the extra calories in check and you have no intentions of going to find a gym, here are two simple workouts that you can do first thing in the morning (so no-one thinks you are mad) which should provide some damage limitation.The first is a bodyweight circuit that can be done on the beach and will set you up for the day by the pool. FIT IN FIFTEENA1) Squat (30 seconds) A2) Push ups ( 30 seconds) A3) Mountain Climbers (30 seconds) Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 2 more times. After that rest for 1 mins and proceed to workout BB1) Alternating Lunges (30 seconds) B2) Decline Push up (30 seconds) B3) Burpees (30 seconds)Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 2 more times.The next workout is a resistance band workout. Bands are a great and simple workout tool that are easily packed and can add a nice bit of resistance to your workout. This workout is 6 minutes long, but for those of you with some exercise experience you can repeat it 2-3 more times to make it a 12/18 min total body workout. 6 MINUTE SHREDA1) Squat to forward raise (30 seconds) A2) Band resisted Push ups (30 seconds) A3) Band resisted Squats (30 seconds) A4) Resistance Band Rows (30 seconds) A5) Burpees (60 seconds, no bands) A6) Band resisted Push ups ( 30 seconds) A7) Bands resisted Reverse Lunge ( 30 seconds each leg) A8) Resistance Band Rows (30 seconds) A9) X-Body Mountain Climbers ( 60 second, no bands)Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 1-2 more times.This is not a nice workout; one time through this is enough for beginners. For more advanced exercisers, running through this 2-3 times will leave you pretty well spent, but will give you a nice pump for laying by the pool catching a few rays. Enjoy! 😉 #TrainSmart For further information on how to get sexy for summer, contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessExercise descriptionsA1) Squat to forward raise Grab the band in both hands and stand in the middle of the band with your feet wide. Squat down with your arms between your legs and as you stand up, raise your arms out straight in front of your face, then return to the start and repeat for 30 seconds fast.A2) Band resisted push ups With the band in both hands, wrap the bands around your back just below your shoulder blades. Perform the push up as normal; the band will act as resistance on the push part of the exercise.A3) Band resisted squats Stand on the band with feet wide. Put your hands at the sides of your shoulders and hold tight. Lower yourself into a squat to your preferred depth and return to the starting point. Repeat for 30 seconds.A4) Resistance band rows Grab the band in both hands and loop the band around something solid just below chest height. Pull both handles back until your arms are at 90 degrees and your shoulder blades are pulled back. Return to the start and repeat.A7) Resistance band reverse lunge. With the bands in the same set up as the rows, stand straight with your feet shoulder distance apart. Step back into a lunge all on the right leg for 30 seconds, then repeat with your left leg for 30 seconds.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SUN, SEA AND BURPEES was last modified: July 28th, 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:beach work-outsDonegal Dailyemmet rushefitness column
The Hills of Donegal Have Eyes is an anthology movie comprising of 8 different short films, all made here in Donegal by local talent. Although each of the films are very different from one another, they will be shown in sequence for one night only – tonight – in the RCC Letterkenny.Organised by Jeremy Howard and Emmet Griffin, the purpose of the event was to bring together like-minded, talented, creative people who may not have been aware of each other before.Starting with the theme of Donegal and the horror genre, people were invited with an interest in making a short film to take part. There was a good deal of interest from all around the county, as well as Actors, Writers and Directors from around the country. A pool of talent, all with varying degrees of film-making experience, quickly came together. Entry is to the screening is FREE. It is tonight at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre. Although not rated and open to all age groups, we would advise that some of the content may not be suitable for young children.An exhibition of the films and artwork inspired by the films will also be opening in The Glebe Gallery this evening at 9.30pm curated by Jeremy Howard, Adrian Kelly & Aoife O Donnell. Live music on the night will be supplied by Celtic punk rock outfit The Pox Men. FREE FILM FESTIVAL AT RCC LETTERKENNY THIS EVENING was last modified: November 30th, 2013 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:FREE FILM FESTIVAL AT RCC LETTERKENNY THIS EVENING
IN tight times, it’s good to see a bargain out there.O’Donnell’s Garage in Crolly appears to have Donegal’s cheapest diesel and petrol.It is charging 1.40.9 for a litre of diesel and 150.9 for a litre of petrol. Is there anywhere in Donegal cheaper?(And if you’re hungry you can head on down to Annagry to the Caife Shlí An Atlantaigh where they’re boasting they have the fish and chips in Donegal for just €7). IS THIS DONEGAL’S CHEAPEST PETROL STATION? was last modified: May 20th, 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:cheapest petrolCrollyDailydonegal
SUNRISE, Fla. — With two games remaining before All Star Weekend, the Sharks are starting to face some adversity as the injury bug continues to sweep through the blue line.Justin Braun and Radim Simek are back, but Erik Karlsson missed Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lighting with a lower-body injury that nagged him throughout the week. As a result, the Sharks placed Marc-Edouard Vlasic on injured reserve Sunday to recall Jacob Middleton from the AHL Barracuda, giving the squad a seventh …