Nimba PMC Acting Chair Removed

Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgThe Nimba County Council Sitting has removed Mr. Edwin Tenwah as acting chairman and treasurer of the Project Management Committee over alleged corrupt practices.The decision to remove Mr. Tenwah came after he failed to return L$ 22, 000 he took from market women in Bahn City, to clear the market ground when he claimed there was not enough fuel to run the machine to do the work at the time.He was also reported to have used US$700,000 in addition to US$100,000 allotted to the County to fight the Ebola Virus Disease during the heat of the Ebola crisis.During Mr. Tenwah’s deliberation to the Council, he reported using US$ 107,000.00 to fight the Ebola Virus Disease when the County was instructed to use US$100,000.00.When asked whether the Nimba Legislative Caucus was informed, his response was negative, but added that the money was for administrative cost prior to releasing the US$100,000.00.Concerning the money he allegedly collected from marketers, he was earlier instructed by the lawmakers to return it, but he failed to adhere to their instructions, which led to his removal.The decision was reached when the chairman of the council Senator Thomas Grupee called for a motion from the delegates and it was moved by Rep. Samuel Kogar that Mr. Tenwah should be removed from the PMC for alleged “corrupt practices” which was immediately seconded and at the subsequent motion, ten voted in favor of his removal while one voted against.Mr. Tenwah was meanwhile replaced by Mr. Peterson Walker as PMC treasurer while Mr. Osudu Dahn occupied the comptroller post which Mr. Walker was occupying.Mr. Tenwah took over the leadership of the PMC as acting chairman last year when Mr. Clinton Layweh was suspended for allegedly mismanaging several hundred United States dollars from Nimba County coffers.Concerning the fate of Mr. Layweh, the chairman of the Nimba Council, Caucus chair Senator Grupee said based on the allegation of financial misapplication, an auditing committee was instituted but allowed Mr. Layweh to remain as PMC chair until he was eventually found guilty to the charges.The Project Management Committee officials are elected to three conservative years in office, and they can only be removed by the Nimba Council.In March 2013, Mr. Edwin Tenwah was elected as its treasurer, forming part of a three-man team of officers to govern for a period of three years.There have been numerous complains of alleged extortion (of money) from people by officers operating under the PMC during road constructions in Nimba, but nothing much was done.This year’s County Council Sitting was described as one of the best because all the county’s 11 lawmakers, including Senator Prince Johnson, was in attendance.The opening statements were merely reconciliatory with lawmakers calling on each other to unify so bring development to Nimba County while they urged citizens to address them constructively and not on social media as it is usually done.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cummings Lodge residents, CPCE water woes rectified

Posted On Jan 13 2020 by

first_imgResidents of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown and students at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) are overjoyed as the water woes they have been facing for almost a week have been rectified.According to reports, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) stepped in to have aGWI repaired the pump over the weekendpump in the area – which was the root of the problem – fixed.When Guyana Times visited the area and institution, many were elated with the new development.A number of residents lamented that for a few days now they have had no access to running water.This publication was told that since Tuesday last, the residents were without any potable water.Scores of residents reached out to this news entity to publicise their plight since frequent calls made to the GWI went unanswered.The residents indicated that they have been utilising their water saved for cooking and drinking to do chores.One resident of First Field, Cummings Lodge had said that the situation at this point was terrible since she was a mother of two schoolchildren who needed clean clothes and food to go to school.Guyana Times heard that many families were forced to resort to purchasing water, which proved quite expensive.The residents called for urgent intervention from the water company as the situation was “unbearable”.CPCE students had to walk long distances to fetch water to their campus as they were also without water.The pump station, according to reports, was in poor condition and the pump there had a breakage which was the source of the problem. However, GWI repaired the pump on Saturday.last_img read more

Security tightened at LAX after Scotland incident

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — Additional police were deployed at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after two men rammed a flaming sport utility vehicle into the main terminal of Scotland’s main airport, an LAX spokesman said. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have increased our deployment of uniform patrols and canine officers,” said spokesman Marshall Lowe. Security was also enhanced at airports in Palmdale, Van Nuys and Ontario that the Los Angeles airport agency oversees, he said. Traffic was backed up about a quarter-mile as police did random checks of vehicles coming into the airport’sLAX main entrance. Drivers were asked to pull over to the side of the road as police looked under their cars and opened their trunks. The additional officers were called in after the attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland, in which two men crashed an SUV into the glass doors at a terminal entrance and sparked a fire, witnesses said. Two suspects were arrested.last_img read more

Good news for Brendan Rodgers? ‘Rafa Benitez 99 per cent certain to become Real Madrid boss’

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_imgRafael Benitez is nailed on to become the next Real Madrid manager, according to the Spanish club’s former president Ramon Calderon.The former Liverpool boss has been linked with a return to the Anfield hotseat, with Brendan Rodgers’ position far from secure, but Calderon claims he has all but finalised a deal to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Calderon said: “I think 99 per cent he will be the new coach.”Asked if Benitez is a good choice to take over from Ancelotti, he went on: “I think he is a good coach. He has proven that at other clubs. He is a man of the club. He was in charge of the youth teams [at Real].“It depends what happens with the signings and what happens with players that are going to leave the club and the authority he has [whether he will be a success or not].”Ancelotti led Real to a Champions League and Spanish Cup double last season, but failed to land any silverware this term.And Florentino Perez’s decision to discard the Italian did not surprise his predecessor Calderon.“We are used to the whimsical reactions of the president,” he said.“He was asked in the press conference what was the reason to sack him and the answer was very clear, ‘I don’t know’.“It has been like that for the time he has been the president. There has been nine coaches in the ten years he has been the president.”last_img read more

Edwards to retain 2 seats on board

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A Kern County committee has rejected the Muroc Joint Unified School District’s proposal to reduce the number of board seats earmarked for Edwards Air Force Base residents from two to one. The district had proposed the change because the two Edwards seats have high turnover, with few trustees able to complete a full four-year term due to frequent military transfers. But Edwards residents complained that such a change would hurt their representation on the school board. “I think the large, sincere opposition from the local community, together with very little support for the proposal from the community, went a long way toward them making their decision,” said Bud Burrow, Kern County Office of Education assistant superintendent and secretary to the Committee on School District Organization. The committee voted unanimously at a meeting Wednesday night in Bakersfield to reject the district’s plan to have one seat each representing the base, Boron and North Edwards, and two at-large seats. “They came down on the side of supporting military families and keeping our representation where it is,” Mayo said. Mayo also suggested that legislation be considered to allow parents whose children transfer into the district from other areas, such as Lancaster, Palmdale and Rosamond, to run for the board. About 700 of the district’s 2,300 students come from outside the district. “That would address the board’s desire for continuity,” Mayo said. Superintendent Mike Summerbell said the issue was something the board had asked him to pursue but that he respected the committee’s decision. “Some good things came out of it. It was a wake-up call about working harder together to try and interest people out on the base who are registered voters in stepping up to the plate and applying for positions and to find people who have longer tenure out there to deal with the continuity issue,” Summerbell said. “I think we can use this to help energize the base pool of people to get more actively involved as potential board members.” There is frequent turnover because trustees holding the base seats are usually spouses of base personnel, who are reassigned every few years by the Air Force. A district study found that since 1990, trustees holding the base seats have served an average of 21 months of a four-year term. And when base board members move away and their seats become vacant, there is sometimes scant interest from new applicants, and people are appointed because they are the only ones who have applied. The committee is made up of people from throughout Kern County, some retired, some employed in various jobs, and others who serve on local school boards. Measure F was approved by voters in 1990 to balance board representation during a time when the board majority was held by Boron business people. In 1993, some residents tried to repeal the measure, but the county organization committee turned them down, saying the then-new system hadn’t had time to prove itself. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card A ballot measure approved by voters in 1990 requires that the board have two seats filled by Edwards Air Force Base residents, two by residents of Boron and one from North Edwards. The committee held two public hearings last week to gather comments from residents. One hearing at the district office in North Edwards was attended by about 20 people, two of whom spoke out in support of the district’s plan. The second meeting at the base drew more than 175 people, most of whom opposed the plan. “It’s good that the committee listened to our arguments and came down on our side, but also it’s a responsibility at the base to continue to work to keep our representatives in place as long as possible,” said Col. Jeffrey Mayo, commander of the 95th Mission Support Group and base liaison to the district. “We’ve got some challenges with the military-move cycle and residency issues. We are very committed to making sure that we get the word out and keep up the awareness with our parents.” Mayo noted that state and congressional representatives sent letters to the committee urging the panel not to support the district’s plan. Missives were sent by Rep. William M. “Bill” Thomas, R-Bakersfield, and Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita; state Sen. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield; and Assembly members Bill Maze, R-Visalia, and Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster. last_img read more

Shaun Maloney recalled to Scotland squad for next two World Cup qualifiers

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_img1 Shaun Maloney has earned a Scotland recall for the World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia.The Hull midfielder was left out of the squad for the opening win against Malta because of a lack of game time but he is back in for Fulham’s Kevin McDonald.Rangers captain Lee Wallace is one of three left-backs in the 28-man squad.Maloney has made two EFL Cup starts and three Premier League substitute appearances this season, while McDonald was immediately back in the Fulham team after withdrawing from the squad ahead of the 5-1 victory over Malta.Manager Gordon Strachan said: “Shaun has been used as a substitute quite a lot with Hull and played a game last week against Stoke, a terrific game. So he is back in again.“He has professionalism, ability, intellect, willingness to play for Scotland. So he’s got all these traits that we want along here.“And we still have some of the younger lads in the squad as well. If they are good enough we’ll stick them in, we will bypass the under-19s and 21s which we did with Ollie (Burke).”Wallace was both a late call-up and withdrawal ahead of the Malta game and Strachan has found an extra place in his squad for the 29-year-old alongside his Rangers team-mate Barrie McKay.“First of all, we’ve got to look at the two games and what we want to try and do,” said Strachan, whose team host Lithuania on October 8 and face Slovakia in Trnava three days later.“The partnership between him and Barrie over the last 18 months has been terrific, cemented by doing the same thing in the Premiership. Their partnership has been excellent.“When he came into the last squad, I knew he was a right good kid, but he was good about the place even though he was injured. He gave up time with his family to be there. I like that, so back in again.“He gives us height, strength and a bit of experience as well.”Scotland squad:Gordon (Celtic), Hamilton (Hearts), Marshall (Cardiff); Berra (Ipswich), Greer (Blackburn), Hanley (Newcastle), Hutton (Aston Villa), R Martin (Norwich), Paterson (Hearts), Robertson (Hull), Tierney (Celtic), Wallace (Rangers); Anya (Watford), Bannan (Sheff Wed), Burke (Nottingham Forest), D Fletcher (West Brom), Forrest (Celtic), McArthur (Crystal Palace), McGinn (Hibernian), McKay (Rangers), Maloney (Hull), Morrison (West Brom), Ritchie (Newcastle), Snodgrass (Hull); S Fletcher (Sheff Wed), Griffiths (Celtic), C Martin (Derby), Naismith (Norwich). Shaun Maloney in action for Hull City last_img read more

Liam Livingstone and Mark Wood included in England squad for New Zealand series

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_img England have called up uncapped Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone England have called up uncapped Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone and returning paceman Mark Wood for the two-match Test series in New Zealand.As expected there has been no mass bloodletting after the comprehensive Ashes defeat, with Gary Ballance, Jake Ball and Tom Curran the only absentees from the group beaten 4-0 in Australia.Ballance did not feature in the series, Ball featured only in the first Test and Curran was a late addition to the squad before turning out in Melbourne and Sydney.Trevor Bayliss made a strong case for the retention of Mark Stoneman and James Vince when reviewing the campaign earlier this week, but the pair underperformed Down Under and there is little doubt that this show of faith requires immediate payback if they are to linger in the side.England play two warm-up matches in Hamilton before their gruelling winter schedule finally comes to a close with Tests in Auckland on March 22 and Christchurch on March 30.Livingstone, 24, is the spare batsman on tour and will likely push harder for a place than Ballance, who resembled little more than a place holder during the Ashes.The Cumbrian batsman edged out England Lions team-mates Dan Lawrence and Joe Clarke in a selection process delayed for 24 hours by captain Joe Root’s viral illness.He is an aggressive and innovative presence at the crease and, though he failed to impress when he made his England bow in two Twenty20s against South Africa last summer, Livingstone has plenty of admirers in the national set-up, not least the influential Andy Flower.National selector James Whitaker said: “Liam has been a player that we have been impressed with for quite some time, having performed well in the county system with Lancashire and over the past couple of years with the England Lions.“He is a very talented and tough cricketer who has the ideal qualities and character to be successful in the Test arena. During the recent Lions tour of Australia, he was a standout performer and showed a lot of maturity in his attitude and put in some strong performances.”Wood, meanwhile, would have been present for the Test leg in Australia had he been considered fit and robust enough for the challenge.Persistent injuries have kept the Durham quick, who is capable of the kind of express pace Root’s side so conspicuously lacked in the past few months, to just 10 Test caps since debuting in May 2015.He is currently with England’s limited-overs squad as they look to exact a measure of revenge for the Ashes.“After a frustrating period with injuries, Mark is now back to full fitness and is looking forward to being part of our Test plans,” said Whitaker. “He will play a significant part in our forthcoming ODI tour of Australia and we will be paying close attention to his efforts over the next few weeks.”Craig Overton, who also made his Test debut during the Ashes, is currently recovering from a cracked rib but has been picked on the assumption he will be fully fit.As has been the case with the last three squad announcements all-rounder Ben Stokes appears with a caveat next to his name, as he waits to find out if he will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service.The England and Wales Cricket Board noted: “His involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September.“Should the ECB Board receive formal confirmation that Stokes has either been charged or that he will face no charges, they would convene within 48 hours to make a decision on his availability for the team at that stage.”England squad: J Root (Yorkshire, captain), M Ali (Worcestershire), J Anderson (Lancashire), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), S Broad (Nottinghamshire), A Cook (Essex), M Crane (Hampshire), B Foakes (Surrey), L Livingstone (Lancashire), D Malan (Middlesex), C Overton (Somerset), B Stokes (Durham), M Stoneman (Surrey), J Vince (Hampshire), C Woakes (Warwickshire), M Wood (Durham). 1last_img read more

It is 20 years since the last all-English team was named in the Premier League

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img no dice MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card John Gregory was the last manager to name an all-English starting XI REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions It has been 20 years since a fully English starting XI was named in the Premier League.Then Aston Villa manager John Gregory named a line-up of 11 English players against Coventry on February 27, 1999.No side has managed to do that since. 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Julian Joachim playing for Aston Villa The first time a Premier League starting XI contained no English players was against Aston Villa at Villa Park in October 1999, 238 days after Villa’s game with Coventry.Norwegian manager Egil Olsen’s Wimbledon side featured three Jamaicans, two Scotsmen, two Welshmen and one apiece of players from Guyana, Iceland, Norway and the Republic of Ireland. ⚡️ “Full English” – the last English starting XI in the Premier League.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 27, 2019There has never been a Premier League match in which all 22 players in the starting XI of both sides were English – the most is 21, when QPR faced Newcastle in January 1994. The only non-Englishman was QPR goalkeeper Tony Roberts; a Welshman.The last Premier League season in which an entirely English starting XI was named (1998/99) was the first season in which the percentage of English players used in the Premier League dropped below 50 per cent to 48.2 per cent. huge blow Arsenal have named the most Premier League line-ups with no Englishmen (173), followed by Wigan Athletic (42) and Chelsea (30).Manchester United have only done this once – in their 2-0 win in the Manchester derby in May 2009, with Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes coming off the bench. RANKED REVEALED That Villa starting XI was the 55th time an all English team had been named in the Premier League.They have done so the most in the league’s history with 19 times.The other teams to do so are Arsenal (5), Coventry (4), Leeds (1), Leicester (3), Newcastle (14), Norwich (1), Oldham (3), Sheffield Wednesday (2), Southampton (1) and Tottenham (2). Gareth Southgate was a member of that Aston Villa team BEST OF 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The line-up consisted of Michael Oakes, Steve Watson, Gareth Southgate, Dion Dublin, Simon Grayson, Ricardo Scimeca, Alan Wright, Lee Hendrie, Paul Merson, Ian Taylor and Julian Joachim.The three substitutes used, Mark Draper, Gareth Barry and Stan Collymore, were also English.Coventry went on to win the match 4-1 with braces from Dutchman George Boateng and Australian John Aloisi. ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

What the German media say as Bayern prepare for Celtic

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgBundesliga giants Bayern Munich welcome Celtic to Germany this week for match day three of the UEFA Champions League. Both sides sit equal on three points in Group B, with Bayern ahead only on goal difference. They both suffered heavy defeats to Paris Saint-Germain but conceding five goals as opposed to three finds Celtic in the lower position. Wednesday’s fixture at the Allianz Arena is the first of two fixtures between the teams this month, with Bayern travelling to Parkhead on Halloween. Both managers, Brendan Rodgers and Jupp Heynckes, will face the media on Tuesday but before they have their final say let’s look at what the German media are saying in the build-up to this game.Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes returned to the club’s dugout for the fourth time at the weekend, leading his side to a 5-0 win over Freiburg.Deutche Welle has looked at what he implemented, saying he has already started to lay the foundations of his old system.This could be bad news for Celtic as some players who were looking a bit lost during Bayern Munich’s poor run of form last month now have clearly defined roles. We could see Thomas Muller pose more of a threat from the edge of the box, just off Robert Lewandowski, while wing players Kingdley Coman and David Alaba on the left and Arjen Robben and Joshua Kimmich on the right could be better positioned to hurt Celtic.On paper, Heynckes made a huge impact on Saturday.A 5-0 win over a struggling side, who are third off the bottom of the Bundesliga, is hardly a shocking result for giants like Bayern Munich but compared to their recent run of form it was a vital victory.Before Heynckes came in, they had won just three of their seven fixtures since the start of September but the players have instantly warmed to him and the effects are immediately on show.Matt Hummels said the squad are now clear on what the demands are while Joshua Kimmich respects how Heynckes is able to exert a sense of calmness when he speaks.Javi Martinez has been ruled out of the Celtic clash after tearing a ligament in his right shoulder in the 5-0 win over Freiburg.He was one of Bayern Munich’s standout players before falling awkwardly in the second half.The club have not confirmed the length of time he will be sidelined for but he was ruled out of Wednesday’s fixture.Heynckes said: “It is a concern. “He’s a tough boy and never usually asks to come off.”Bayern Munich are already missing Manuael Neuer, Frank Ribery and Javi Martinez for the visit of Celtic but they may finally be having a bit of luck on the injury front.Midfielder Arturo Vidal is said to be back fit again after suffering a muscle injury so could Heynckes throw him in against Celtic?He has not played for the new manager yet, having been sidelined for his club since the end of September.German clubs have not had the best start to their respective Champions League campaigns.Bayern Munich were hammered 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund lost 3-1 to both Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur while RB Leipzig lost 2-0 to Besiktas.Handelblatt has looked into why they are struggling so much, analysing the less experienced sides who are competing, the strong opposition the bigger guns are facing and the financial issues hitting Bundesliga clubs.last_img read more

Dortmund right-back Toljan completes move to Celtic

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgToljan, who has played for Germany at every youth level, spent five years with Hoffenheim before moving to Dortmund in 2017. However, he has not enjoyed regular game time this season and will now push to help Brendan Rodgers’ side as they aim to complete another domestic treble and progress in Europe. Celtic have signed Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season.A delegation from Scotland travelled to Germany to conclude negotiations ahead of the transfer deadline and Toljan will now move to Glasgow to join up with his new teammates.Speaking to the official Celtic website, Jeremy said: “This is an exciting move for me and I’m delighted to be joining a club like Celtic, which has a great reputation throughout Europe.“I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and working with the manager, and I’ll be doing everything I can to help the team to be successful in the remainder of this season.”last_img read more