LIPA Legal Counsel Joins G. Kru Senatorial Race

first_imgA Legal Counsel staff in the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Atty. Patrice PokarWeah, has described himself as a “very possible candidate” to replace retired Grand Kru County Senator Cletus S. Wortoson in the upcoming Special Senatorial Elections in October-2014.The Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) candidate told journalists on Tuesday that he is positive of his election owing to his prominence amongst the youth for his inelastic advocacy role over the years.Atty. Weah in a cheered tone said he believes that he would also be voted based on his capacity as an Attorney-at-Law to replace the aged politician and geologist (Cletus Wotorson) to merge with the Doctor (Senator Dr. Peter Coleman) to promote and develop the County.Senator Wotorson, 77 years old, has announced his retirement from politics after serving over 40 years in public offices ranging from Director of Liberian Geological Survey, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Chairman of the Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company, Senator of Grand Kru County and President Pro Tempt of the Liberian Senate.The LIPA legal man also told journalists that reason necessitating his ambition for the senatorial race is to fill the leadership vacuum in order to promote Grand Kru County Development Agenda.“I am sure of my election and will certainly reinvent the wheel of the Grand Kru County Development Agenda for our County to be on par with other counties like Sinoe, Grand Bassa and Nimba,” he said. “Howbeit, education would be my priority.”Meanwhile, Atty. Weah has urged people of the county to deviate from tribal politics in county.“We have 12 traditional groups and let’s see ourselves as one people and stop the kru and grebo sentiment, because if we thread that path we will put county in trouble,” Atty. Weah said. “Let’s go to the ballot box without tribal politics but using our capability and the developmental issues,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Srimex Appoints First Female CEO, Wadei Powell

first_imgWadei Powell becomes the first woman to head a company in Liberias oil and gas sectorBy David A. Yates and Robin DopoeWadei Powell, former vice president for administration and human resource at Cellcom GSM (now Orange GSM), has become the first female to be appointed chief executive officer of an oil and gas company in Liberia. Powell, who has over 19 years of professional experience, including her time as General Service Manager at Firestone Liberia, now takes over from Musa Bility as CEO of Srimex Enterprise, one of the leading importers of petroleum products in the country.Bility, the founder and owner of Srimex, will move on to serve as the company’s chairman and special advisor to the management. He said the decision to step down from the position was tough, but necessary for the growth of Srimex.“My decision has been two years in the making and after reviewing lots of potential clients; Ms. Powell emerged as the best with the experience, credibility, trust, and ability to expand the company’s growth.“I have no doubt that she will do better because she is here to change things and the best person to expand the business and improve the relationship with clients, both locally and overseas,” Bility said. “I don’t think I have more to offer the company as we speak right now, so the best thing to do is turn the mantle of authority to someone new.”The changing of the guard at Srimex Enterprise comes at the time when the company and its founder have been pursued by the Government of Liberia over claims of failure to pay overdue tax in the tune of US$190,800, dating as far back as May 2010. In October 2017, the Tax Court threatened the company with closure for failure to pay the tax debt.That may very well be the reason for Powell’s preferment to the post. With nearly two decades of experience under her belt in organizational development, human resources administration, training and development, and program/project management, she steps into the CEO seat with the arduous task of turning the company around to achieve not only tax compliance but optimum efficiency. Powell possesses a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management with an emphasis in Organizational Development and a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Business and Technical Writing.Bility disagreed with the public perception that he was stepping down because of conflict of interest to save his company’s image since he is an executive of the opposition Liberty Party whose complaints about irregularities and fraud have led to the current delay in the election process.“I don’t have an identity crisis. I didn’t step down from the position because of my affiliation with LP. I remain an LP partisan and support my party’s decision at court. I have spent years in this business and my ideas are getting old. Starting Srimex and building a great team has been one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences of my life. Together we set out a business that is now at the forefront in the oil and gas sector in the country,” he said.Insiders at Srimex praise Powell for the “great vision”, she has laid out for the company. “As a former Vice President for Administration and Human Resource at Cellcom, she helped to redefine the company’s administrative strategies and spearheaded significant improvements to its organizational structure,” they said.“As General Service Manager at Firestone Liberia, Powell enhanced the company’s relationship with the government of Liberia. She is the founder and president of the UFOUND Solutions Group, a consulting firm providing organization development services to private and public entities,” they added.In a brief remark, Powell said she has come to help Srimex move forward by capturing the immense potential ahead by transforming its organizational and business model.“Sound organization systems and process are the building blocks of any successful organization; therefore, I’m going to align these systems with the business objectives and goals to ensure the growth and sustainability of Srimex.“I’m extremely pleased that Srimex chairman Musa Bility has given me this opportunity to serve. I recognize this as an opportunity to expand the company’s market share and deliver on its promise of exceptional services to its customers and better compete in the oil and gas industry,” she said.The new Srimex CEO added that she is excited to be a part of the company’s growth and is looking forward to further redefining the way Srimex does business.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Expert view: ‘Di Maria is a complete footballer… Man United fans will love his effort’

first_imgGraham Hunter, the definitive voice on all matters involving Spanish football, discusses Angel di Maria’s impending move to Manchester United.United are set to smash the British transfer record to sign the 26-year-old Argentina international from Real Madrid.Hunter claims Di Maria has been pushed out of the door by Real, but feels he will relish life at Old Trafford and will be a huge hit with teammates and supporters.“He is a very complete footballer. You can automatically say Van Persie and Rooney, if not Mata, will score more goals,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“If you can use a player in two or three positions and he delivers just as much, you have got a very high level footballer.“He gives everything. United fans will love his effort even above his skill level, which is very high.”last_img read more

Juventus new boy Dani Alves expects Paul Pogba to snub Man City and Man United

first_img1 Dani Alves in action for Barcelona against Juventus’ Paul Pogba New signing Dani Alves expects Paul Pogba to stay at Juventus – despite interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.Pogba is wanted by all of Europe’s big clubs this summer and he could well be on the move for a world-record fee.Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in the Frenchman, while Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are very keen too.However Alves, who joined Juventus from Barcelona for free on Monday, expects to be playing alongside Pogba during the upcoming season.“I think he (Pogba) is an important element of the team and a really great player,” said Alves during his unveiling.“I expect to play alongside him, which is going to be a great honour. There are other incredible players in this team as well, who also have a lot to say for themselves.“I’m truly delighted to share this experience with them. A team is formed up of individuals, and it’s when they come together that you can achieve results.”last_img read more

SOLDIER’S TYRES WERE SO BAD THE WIRE WAS SHOWING THROUGH

first_imgA soldier who appeared in court for having bald tyres was told to look after his car or he may not be around to see his young child grow up.Martin McCrossan, 34, was stopped by Gardai at Castlefin.Sgt Paul Magee told the court that the tyres was so bald you could se the wire coming through. However he said McCrossan, of Liscooley Villas, Castlefin got new tyres straight after the incident.The court heard that McCrossan was a married father of two, whose wife had recently given birth to their second child, was employed by the defense forces.Judge Paul Kelly warned McCrossan that he needed to pay more attention to the condition of his car or he might not be around to look after his new baby.He fined him €150 for having bald tyres.SOLDIER’S TYRES WERE SO BAD THE WIRE WAS SHOWING THROUGH was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:donegalMARTIN MCCROSSANsoldierTYRESlast_img read more

MEN ESCAPE JAIL SENTENCE AFTER GETTING TASTE OF PRISON FOR ATTACK ON YOUNG WOMAN

first_imgTwo young men who gagged and bound a girl before robbing her have escaped a lengthy jail sentence after being given a taste of prison.Lee McLaughlin was given a taste of prison. PIc by Northwest Newspix.Lee McLaughlin, and James Leedham, were part of a three man gang who terrorised two young women in a house robbery in Carndonagh. The men had pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to false imprisonment and aggravated burglary when they appeared on Monday last.An angry Judge John O’Hagan deferred sentence until yesterday but had sent both men to Castlerea Prison to reflect on what they had done.The court heard gang forced their way into the house at The Mullins in Carndonagh in broad daylight on September 29th, 2013.The men had their faces hidden and had also brought an imitation firearm to the house.Two young women in the house were watching television at around 1.45pm in the afternoon when the gang struck.One of the women Shannon Doherty managed to escape through a window but another woman, Danielle Doherty, who was 20, was held captive by the raiders.McLaughlin, 20, of Allendale Park, Carndonagh, tied Ms Doherty’s hands with a cable-tie and put duct tape on her mouth to stop her from screaming.James Leedham got suspended jail sentence. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The gang tried to put her into a wardrobe but she refused to go into it.They eventually stole 36 packets of cigarettes, 6 packets of loose tobacco and €58 in cash which they put into a rucksack which they had brought with them.However the men were chased by some neighbours who had ben alerted to the robbery by Ms Doherty who had escaped earlier.They managed to flee through fields but were eventually apprehended by Gardai.The court heard the gang had planned the robbery after watching a video the previous night.Victim Danielle Doherty said she was still suffering from the attack and had to lock all the doors in her house if she was home alone.Leedham, 18, of Station Road, Buncrana, revealed he had been turned down for an application joining the army and was upset.McLaughlin had suffered a vert tough childhood and his father abused him and his siblings including occasions when he would stub cigarettes out on them.Judge O’Hagan said if he had sentenced the men last Monday, they would have been looking at a lengthy jail term.“The deviousness which they did it with was quite frightening – the taping of the mouth, using cable ties, attempting to put her in the wardrobe – it’s like something you would see in the movies.“I really do hope the four days they have had in Castlerea was a time of reflection and that they should not wish to be there again,” he said.He sentenced both men to three years imprisonment but suspended the sentences for three years and ordered them to be of good behaviour.MEN ESCAPE JAIL SENTENCE AFTER GETTING TASTE OF PRISON FOR ATTACK ON YOUNG WOMAN was last modified: February 7th, 2015 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:aggravated burglaryFalse ImprisonmentJames NeedhamLee McLaughlinletterkennylast_img read more

Marco Silva refuses to confirm if he will stay at Hull following relegation

first_img Marco Silva Marco Silva has refused to reveal whether he will remain Hull City manager following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.Silva sparked an impressive turnaround in form at the KCOM Stadium after replacing Mike Phelan in January but fell short of masterminding a great escape.The Portuguese has earned widespread praise for the job he has done and Hull fans are eager for him to stay on.But Silva was non-committal when asked about his future plans after Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, which confirmed the Tigers’ relegation.“It is not the moment to talk about the situation,” said the 39-year-old, who is reportedly being eyed by Watford.“I respect too much the club and these fans, who have been amazing since I came here. It’s the moment to speak to the chairman and the board. The club needs to understand what they need to do differently in the future, and we’ll do that next.“Now is not the moment to talk about the future of the manager. It’s about the future of the club.“I will talk to the board and the chairman first, talking inside the walls of the club. Not for you.” 1last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY ROVERS CRUNCH FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH RINGMAHON

first_imgPaul McVeigh in action for Letterkenny Rovers against Killester. Pic by North-West Newspix.FOOTBALL: Letterkenny Rovers are just ninety minutes away from reaching the final of the FAI Intermediate Cup at the Aviva Stadium.However, a hugely difficult away tie against top class opposition in the form of Ringmahon Rangers (Cork) stands in their way. Eamon McConigley’s side head to Cork this Sunday hoping to ensure their passage to the final of the FAI Intermediate Cup for the first time in the club’s illustrious history.Midfielder Mark Forker attended the press preview of the last four of the competition, and while he feels Ringmahon are favourites, he feels confident his side can cause an upset.Rovers have defeated Cockhill Celtic, Dunboyne AFC, Midelton and Killester United on their way to the last four.They also ensured their passage to the final of the Donegal News League Cup final with a fine 3-1 win over Bonagee United on Sunday. To view the video of the semi-final preview simply click play on the link above. DDTV: WATCH PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY ROVERS CRUNCH FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH RINGMAHON was last modified: March 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fai cupLetterkenny RoversnewsRingmahon RangerssoccerSportlast_img read more

‘Tottenham bottle it yet again’ – Fans on Twitter react as Spurs crumble at PSV

first_img 1 Three certainties in life: Death TaxesA Spurs bottle job— #MUFCholic (@Timo_Utd) October 24, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Failure to cling on leaves Spurs five points adrift of Inter Milan and Barcelona, who face each other tonight, and progression to the knockout stages looks increasingly improbable.The visitors dominated for most of the game. Lucas Moura and Harry Kane put them in front after Hirving Lozano gave PSV a surprise lead.But Tottenham lost their captain Hugo Lloris in the 79th minute after a rush of blood to the head.Lloris came charging off his line, not for the first time in this competition, and woefully mistimed his challenge on Lozano. no dice #PSVTOT every time #Spurs get in a point off success and then go full spurs and bottle it pic.twitter.com/dxkD1lOr5m— Josh Daniels (@JoshuaDaniels25) October 24, 2018 REVEALED PSV snatched a late equaliser huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade This is why we get called bottle jobs. #PSVTOT— Andy Miller (@SarriesandSpurs) October 24, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Absolutely brilliant finish from De Jong. Lloris + Spurs bottle job once again. Becoming a running theme #PSVTOT— kt (@tacticalviews) October 24, 2018 It was ultimately a familiar story for Spurs in the Champions League and even the most optimistic of fans will struggle to see a way out of this group.Dropping points from winning positions has become a recurring theme for the club in Europe this season – Spurs led away at the San Siro before conceding two late goals to Inter.And now some fans on Twitter suggested this late collapse was no surprise, given Spurs have a record of crumbling under pressure: Spurs bottle jobs strike again. They are specialists at snatching poor results from the jaws of victory. It keeps happening and it never gets old. Serious mentality problem at that club. #thfc— Jonathan (@JonathanLCFC) October 24, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Wouldn’t be Spurs if they didn’t bottle a champions league match.— Séamus Walsh (@SeamusW32709713) October 24, 2018 Ten-man Tottenham crumbled from a winning position in the Champions League yet again as they drew 2-2 at PSV.Mauricio Pochettino’s men were three minutes from a vital win before Luuk De Jong flicked in from a set-piece, giving Spurs a mountain to climb in Group B. MONEY Why do Spurs always bottle it in games that matter?— Phil Simkins (@PhilipSimkins) October 24, 2018 ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Spurs bottle. No surprises there— Side Mirror ya Ndege (@ro6ley) October 24, 2018 Spurs bottle it again shock— Sam Comer (@SamComer99) October 24, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED BEST OF RANKED last_img read more

JAMMY DONEGAL DAILY MAN SCOOPS CASH IN INCREDIBLE IRELAND SHANE LONG BET

first_imgHE’S a half-decent footballer himself – now Donegal Daily’s Mark Forker has shown his class…..in the bookies!The Burtonport man, currently plying his trade with Letterkenny Rovers (and the odd GAA match with Dungloe) really knows how to pick a winner.He watched in shock at the Aviva last night as Ireland beat Germany 1-0 and super Shane Long hit the first (and only) goal of the night. Forker had entered those two amazing facts on two pieces of paper half an hour before kick-off….two dockets from betting shop BoyleSports!He got 16/1 on a 1-0 Ireland win – and 10/1 on Shane Long scoring the first goal, the latter odds being a wee bit tight considering Long started the game on the bench.But both magic predictions came true, pocketing the Rovers man a tidy €150. (The only downside is he didn’t do a ‘double’ which would have netted him €900!)And Mr Forker was last seen in the early hours buying all his mates drinks in a city centre hostelry! He was unavailable for comment…..Mark celebrates with his sister MarianneJAMMY DONEGAL DAILY MAN SCOOPS CASH IN INCREDIBLE IRELAND SHANE LONG BET was last modified: October 9th, 2015 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:1-0betBOYLESPORTSDonegal DailyIrelandmark forkerShane Longwinlast_img read more