CENTAL Wants President Weah’s Assets, Others Published

first_imgCENTAL program manager, Gerald D. Yeakula. The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has called on the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to timely and independently verify and publish all declared assets, income and liabilities, including those of President George M. Weah.In a statement issued on Monday, CENTAL said it is glad to acknowledge receipt of reports of declaration of assets, income, and liabilities by President George Manneh Weah, which the General Auditing Commission (GAC) has confirmed.Although it is belated, CENTAL lauded President Weah for declaring his assets in compliance with chapter 10 of the 2014 Code of Conduct for Public officials that requires all public officials to declare their assets.“This is one of several steps that demonstrate concrete commitment and political will to set the necessary condition for a successful fight against corruption in Liberia,” the statement said.CENTAL has also called on the Vice President, members of the Senate and House of Representatives, Justices of the Supreme Court and other officials of government to do likewise.“We maintain that former officials accused of corrupt acts, especially those of the immediate past regime, must be investigated and if found guilty prosecuted in keeping with relevant Liberian Laws,” CENTAL said.CENTAL said former officials who refused to declare their assets while leaving power/government, should be compelled to do so or prosecuted, in keeping with relevant provisions of the Code of Conduct.Finally, “we would like to admonish President Weah against repeating mistakes of former President Sirleaf, when she, among other things, shielded her officials; ignored recommendations from independent committees established to probe corruption scandals as well as appointed persons with tainted records in key government positions.”Any anti-corruption effort that is not built on a strong prosecution and deterrent regime is bound to fail; this is the weak link in Liberia’s current anti-graft efforts, which must be addressed to decisively tackle corruption and bad governance in the country, the statement maintained.The statement further noted that continuous violation of the Code of Conduct does not augur well for the reputation of the government and its professed desire to address graft, arguably the biggest impediment to the success of the pro-poor agenda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Athlete’s prosthetics stolen twice in recent months

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 restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPLE CITY – Mother and daughter agree – whoever stole Melissa Huff’s two prosthetic legs this week are probably the same people who took them in November. They also think the thieves are trying, in a weird way, to get the Arcadia High School sophomore’s attention. “They’ve got her attention now,” said Lisa Huff, her mother. “Leave her alone.” The theft of Melissa’s legs has attracted widespread attention and offers of help, but Lisa Huff said their main concern is recovering the legs. Someone broke into the Huff residence Tuesday, ransacked Melissa’s room and took the legs. “They trashed her bedroom,” her mother said. “Trashed all her trophies and awards. They just threw everything everywhere. “If they have a problem with her, just talk to her,” she said. “Are they trying to get to know her? Call or come talk to her. If someone hates her, who? If you know her, you can’t hate her. “She’s overcome a lot and doesn’t need this,” she added. “She’s 16. She moved on four months after the accident. She just moved on. They need to move on, too. Let her have fun, play softball.” Melissa lost her right leg below the knee in 2003 after a car struck her while she was walking outside Arcadia High School. She had nine surgeries and went through six different prosthetic legs before finding one that fit perfectly. Lisa Huff said this time the legs appear to be the only items missing. One was a sports leg Melissa wore to play softball, valued at $16,000. The other was a cosmetic leg that cost $12,000. Friday, two large dogs patrolled the front yard of the Huff residence in the 10400 block of Olive Street. “The dogs were there,” Lisa Huff said. “They don’t stop them, they just lick them. Anyone can come over that wall. They’re not going to stop anything.” But the day after the latest burglary a security system was installed at the family home. “We’re continuing the investigation,” said Lt. Denise Harshman of the sheriff’s Temple Station. “We don’t have any leads or suspects.” Harshman declined to discuss any theories detectives may have developed. “They really don’t have anything yet,” Lisa Huff said about the investigation. “They asked her who her enemies are. They wanted to know who’s angry at her on the softball team. But she really hasn’t been out there this year.” Asked what she would say to the thieves, she said, “Leave her alone, let her live her life. She wants to have fun, she’s in high school, she plays ball. Just let her be.” She said the thefts have moved beyond pranks, and the thieves should be punished. Melissa called the situation frustrating. “But nothing stops me from what I want to do,” she said. “It’s not going to bother me.” Melissa declined to address the thieves, saying, “Wow! There’s a lot so I don’t know. There’s too much to say. I don’t want to say anything.” “She would be cussing them out,” her mother said. “Yeah, I’m angry,” Melissa said. “The fact that it was a really good sports leg that we just had bought. It was a great leg. The people who helped me (buy it) were all looking forward to watching me play softball. It’s coming up pretty soon. Now we can’t watch.” Melissa said she’s picky when it comes to the fitting process, “and the last \, we were still working on it. We were working on the mold and stuff, getting it tighter.” Melissa had surgery Jan. 13 to remove a protruding bone from her amputated leg. She was recovering from the operation, using a wheelchair or crutches, unable to use her prosthesis, when the burglary occurred. Arcadia High School softball coach Ed Andersen said Melissa, who plays first base, will serve as a coach’s assistant for the varsity team until her leg heals. “She’s a determined young woman with a very positive attitude,” he said of Melissa, who has been playing softball since she was 8. Softball season starts the first week in March. Lisa Huff said the family’s Pasadena law firm, DeWitt, Algorri & Algorri, is offering a reward for the return of the legs. Officials at the firm were not available for comment. “They can drop the leg off there,” she said, adding that would be better than facing her angry husband, David. “They’ll hand them the money, no questions asked.” There are no immediate plans, she said, to set up a fund to raise money for new legs. Charon and David Sandoval of Altadena have offered to donate $12,000 to replace Melissa’s cosmetic leg. “There are so many terrible things happening to people every day,” Charon Sandoval said. “But the idea of this young woman having this happen to her three times, including the accident, is beyond comprehension. Losing her legs for a third time is so outrageous.” emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475last_img read more

Premier League boss confirms interest in signing Chelsea starlet in January

first_img RANKED Roy Hodgson confirmed Crystal Palace would be interested in signing Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek, if he becomes available.The midfielder shone at Selhurst Park last season, scoring two goals and grabbing three assists as the Eagles avoided relegation. 2 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 LIVING THE DREAM Loftus-Cheek could be on the way back to Palace if Hodgson has his say Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 His form in south London convinced Gareth Southgate to take the 22-year-old to Russia as part of the England World Cup squad.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri finally gave Loftus-Cheek a start in the Europa League victory over Vidi FC (his first for the club in 18 months) but speculation about him leaving the club have only intensified.And former Three Lions boss Hodgson admitted he would be more than happy to have the midfielder back, if he were to become available.Hodgson said: “We admire him. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets targets “Like a lot of other clubs I’m sure when the day comes when he becomes available for transfer, we will be sticking our noses into that. But whether we will get him again that’s another matter.“He did an outstanding job for us when he came here and really for us answered all the questions that we hoped he would answer.” LATEST IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Loftus-Cheek was a force to be reckoned with at Palace REVEALED Although Southgate left the starlet out of his most recent England squad, his decision to select Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison suggest youth will be the way forward.last_img read more


first_imgToday’s announcement that the rate for the third and subsequent children are to be standardised makes a “mockery of Labour’s ‘red line’ approach on child benefit reductions” and the “spin” coming from Government Buildings in recent days, according to Fianna Fáil Children Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue TD.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Only last February Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said “[Things] like not cutting child benefit any further. Enough is enough. Families can take no more,” were a fundamental prerequisite of entering into government with Fine Gael.“Today, a Labour Minister has announced that the rate for Child Benefit for the third and subsequent children will be standardised over the next two years at €140. For a five child family this will mean a monthly loss of over €100. This is another critical blow to families struggling to make ends meet and is a breach of trust by the Labour Party.  It also flies in the face of the spin successfully sold to media over recent days. The local TD said that Labour launched their pre-election manifesto on child care with a strong defence of child benefit declaring that it was against any cuts because“- Family incomes have already taken a substantial hit in the last few budgets.– It is the State’s only recognition that Ireland remains a very expensive place to raise a child.– To do so will create poverty traps, work disincentives, & increase the number of children in poverty.” Deputy McConalogue concluded: “All of that is still true, the only thing to change is the Labour position and a growing pile of broken promises on social welfare rates, fuel allowance, one parent families and hitting the most vulnerable. The Fianna Fáil pre-budget submission earmarked child benefit rates for protection, building on the major advances made in the area over the past decade.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCUTS MAKE MOCKERY OF LABOUR PROMISES, SAYS McCONALOGUE was last modified: December 5th, 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:budget 2012deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more


first_imgPEGGY LAVERTYThe sudden death has occurred at her home of Peggy Laverty, The Bower, Killygordon. Funeral from there on Friday afternoon at 2pm for Requiem Mass at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, followed by interment in the adjoing cemetery. Family flowers only. Family time from 10pm until 11am and on the day of the funeral.Loving mother of Pat, John, Martin, Mary and Sally. Sadly missed by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, granchildren, relatives and friends. Further information from G McCool & Son, Funeral Director, Ballybofey, 0749131016. MAY DOHERTYThe death has taken place at her home of May Doherty, nee Anderson, Dooish, Ballybofey. Funeral from her home on Friday at 10.15am for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Stranorlar at 11am. Interment afterwards in Drumboe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland or the Donegal Hospice – c/o any family member. Family time from 11pm to 10am.Sadly missed by her sons Paul and Jim daughters Martina, Patricia, Bernadette and Olivia, brother Eamon, sisters Isa, Kay, Pearl and Phyliss, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in- law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Further information from G McCool & Son, Funeral Director, Ballybofey, 0749131016.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 was last modified: April 26th, 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:2012APRIL 25DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYlast_img read more

Corsairs look for fresh start in GVC opener after a tough non-league schedule

first_imgEureka >> During a mid-morning practice session at Coach Tregs Gymnasium, head coach Aaron Hungerford can be heard alternating between instruction and motivation as he puts his College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team through its paces.“We’re working through deep waters. Push through the fatigue.”“The work you do know is going to show up the next 10 games.”“Through adversity, we are getting better.” In the first 14 games of the season, all of which were on the road, the …last_img read more

Dooley pins hopes on veterans, newcomers

first_imgAfter struggling with injuries last season, Austrian League veteran Stephan Palla is also set to return to the Azkals along with Simone Rota of Davao, who has recovered from a knee injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netWith key players out due to injuries and suspension, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is pinning his hopes on a slew of newcomers as well as returning veterans when they face Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Dooley has called up Southeast Asian Games veterans Dylan De Bruycker and Josh Grommen to join the 23-man side which also includes other newcomers Tyler Matas of FC Meralco Manila and Harry Foll who plays club football for Hansa Rostock in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kings, Texters triumph Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But three starters from the win against Tajikistan will miss the clash against Yemen, including Javier Patino who is out due to a long term knee injury.Top defender Amani Aguinaldo is also sidelined by injury, while leftback Daisuke Sato is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the first two games of the qualifying round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOther players like Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens announced their retirement from the national team the past week.Dooley has turned to United States-raised wingback Matas, who has played a key role in Meralco’s rise in the Philippines Football League. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more

See this batch representing India for next 10 years: Tendulkar

first_imgKanpur, Sep 22 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar today lavished praise on the current team led by Virat Kohli as he feels that the core will remain same for the next decade expecting India to dominate world cricket. “We have a fabulous combination. The best part about all these players is that they are young and they will play for a while. I see this team playing together for 8-10 years and dominating world cricket,” Tendulkar, who is here as a part of BCCIs 500th Test celebrations, told Star Sports. The maestro, who has played 40 percent (200 out of 500 Tests) of Indias 500 Test matches is happy with the balance of the side. “We have the firepower, balance is really nice. If we continue to stick to these players, obviously there will be few changes here and there, but if players are fit, in proper shape and condition, we have bright days ahead,” Tendulkar said. Tendulkar however said that those in charge of running the game should try to find a proper balance between bat and ball. “There has to be a nice balance between bat and ball. The balance is not right as its too much in favour of batsmen, to be fair. In T20s, batters go after bowlers. 300 is no more a safe target in ODIs. There has to be a format, where bowlers dominate the bat,” Tendulkar said. The highest run-getter in world cricket termed the pitch as a “typical Kanpur wicket”. “New Zealand will bat fourth in match. It is a positive sign. Test cricket is about knowing when to pace up, when to slow down, how to play a full match for five days,” he said. On 500th Test, the iconic batsman said:”Being part of history, I would like to believe, we have also been able to influence the next generation and leave some impression behind.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata pip Mumbai City FC 3-2 in semi-final first leg

first_imgFormer champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past ten-man Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg of the Indian Super League at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium on Saturday.This was ATK’s second home win this season.ATK took the lead in the third minute through Lalrindika Ralte but soon fell behind to two goals from Mumbai’s Leo Costa and Gerson Viera.But the fate of the match swung rapidly in the hosts’ favour with Iain Hume striking a brace (39th and 45+4) towards the end of the first session.Mumbai’s Diego Forlan was sent off in the 74th minute after a double booking. The 2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner was booked first in the 51st minute.ATK play in Mumbai for the second leg next Tuesday.To the surprise of all, Jose Molina ringed in six changes with the likes of Debjit Mazumder — one of their key performers under the bar — finding a place on the bench.Mumbai, on the other hand, handed Leo Costa and Sunil Chhetri starts in place of Matias Defederico and Udanta Singh.ATK started as the brighter side and got their reward when the match was three minutes old, albeit from fortuitous circumstances.Borja Fernandez’s cross from the right found Ralte who knew little about his looped flick which cushioned into the top right corner, making it difficult for Amrinder to gauge.The hosts’ joy was shortlived though as the visitors drew level seven minutes later.Forlan’s free kick found Chhetri, who nodded the ball in the path of Costa for the Brazilian to slot it in.advertisementThe boisterous 12,500 crowd was stunned to silence moments later when the blue shirts took the lead.ATK’s sloppy defending was for all to see as Gerson Viera banged in a Forlan inswinging free kick with Henrique Sereno caught napping.Fernandez came close to equalising soon after the setback but his effort flew over.He was in the thick of things again when Hume headed back for Doutie to shoot on the half volley. Thankfully, Goian was at the right place at the right time to get an important deflection for keeper Amrinder to save.Just when it looked like Mumbai would go into the break with their noses ahead, ATK not only restored parity but went ahead for the second time in the game.Hume scored both the goals. First Ralte crossed from the byline for Doutie to set up Hume after Amrinder only got his fingertips to the ball. Hume then smashed home as Amrinder was left stranded.In the first half added time, Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte tripped Postiga inside the box to concede a penalty which Hume comfortably tucked in to the keeper’s right.After the breather, Hume and Chhetri were guilty of wasting two good chances.It became an uphill task for Mumbai when their star player Forlan saw his second yellow card of the game for kicking Jewel Raja after the Uruguayan failed to win a duel with him.Sehnaj Singh got into the referee’s book soon after as Mumbai seemed to be losing their cool.Hume came close in the dying minutes of the game, but his fizzing shot finished off-target.last_img read more

‘Salah more like Ronaldo than Messi’

first_imgMohamed Salah ‘Salah more like Ronaldo than Messi’ – Carragher Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 04:21 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Premier League Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Kevin De Bruyne The Egyptian forward has been in stunning form this season, with his efforts seeing him compared to iconic figures at Barcelona and Real Madrid Mohamed Salah’s stunning form at Liverpool has put him more in the Cristiano Ronaldo bracket than the Lionel Messi mould, says Jamie Carragher.The Reds broke their transfer record to bring the former Chelsea forward back to England from Roma in the summer of 2017.Jurgen Klopp placed £36.9m worth of faith in the Egypt international and has been handsomely rewarded, with Salah contributing 31 goals and nine assists across all competitions . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His quick feet and predatory instincts in the final third have drawn comparisons to the very best in the business , with Carragher of the opinion that the 25-year-old is now more like a Real Madrid talisman than a Barcelona icon.The Liverpool legend wrote in a column for the Telegraph : “Cristiano Ronaldo is the prime example of how the role [of wide forward] has changed.”When he joined Manchester United he liked hugging the touchline, performing his step-overs and terrorising right-backs.”Now he is completely different player – a goalscorer more than provider. He is disappointed if he comes off the pitch and has not scored.”He does not want to be indulging in his party tricks out wide because he cannot shoot from there, so his game is all about cutting inside and getting into the penalty area to swell those extraordinary numbers.”That is why although there has been some comparisons made between Salah’s style and that of Lionel Messi – obviously he is not at the level of either Messi or Ronaldo yet – the Liverpool forward has more of Ronaldo’s approach about him.”Messi likes to come deeper for the ball and involve himself in the build-up. That is not Salah’s way. He has the mindset of a prolific striker, as demonstrated by how disappointed he is whenever he is substituted late in a match as he craves more goals. It is refreshing to see.”Mohamed Salah more Ronaldo than Messi Jamie CarragherSalah’s exploits have made him a leading contender for the 2017-18 Premier League Player of the Year award , and Carragher believes he will offer the greatest threat to Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in pursuit of that particular prize.He added: “If you had asked me a few months ago who deserved this year’s accolade I would have said it must be De Bruyne, especially given the massive gap between the champions-elect and the rest.”It will be no surprise if City’s domestic dominance ensures their best player is rewarded.”But with respect to the Belgian, the more I assess Salah’s contribution, the more I feel he deserves to push De Bruyne far closer than I imagined.”He has the potential to go ahead in the next few weeks, particularly if he produces a match-winning performance at Old Trafford next weekend.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more