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Executive Mansion in Transition Mandate Mixup

first_imgPresident George Manneh Weah. Did Weah’s transition team understand Executive Order #91?Barely three days following the inauguration of President George Weah, the Executive Mansion appears to be in a mix-up over its own appointments and the dismissal of non-tenured officials appointed by the former administration.Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued Executive Order #91 establishing the Joint Presidential Transitional Team (JPTT) on December 25, 2017, which stated that non-tenured presidential appointees shall be presumed to have resigned as of the date of inauguration (Monday, January 22).Notwithstanding, the executive order stated that such officials shall continue to function until their successors have been nominated, confirmed, appointed and commissioned.Executive orders in Liberia have the full force of a law until the Legislature through an Act on said subject cancels such order or a subsequent executive order that would override the one in question.On January 22, the Executive Mansion under the watch of President Weah, issued a release appointing some ministers, and at the same time relieving the heads of ministries and agencies, thereby ordering the Human Resource Directors to run the affairs of such entities until a new heads are appointed.This action by President Weah, according to political analysts, technically undid the former President’s Executive Order #91, which also cannot be undone simply by a press release.The purpose of the executive order is to establish mechanisms for the proper management and orderly transfer of executive power from the administration of former President Sirleaf to that of President Weah.The work of the JPTT was to ensure that services are provided to the President-elect and Vice President-elect, which shall then include office facilities, logistics, transportation, travel allowances, communication services, daily briefings and other services and benefits.The JPTT should have commenced performing its power and authority granted by the Executive Order no later than 48 hours after the declaration of the President-elect by the authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC).“It shall cease to function after the publication of its final report, which shall be no later than January 31, 2018,” the Executive Order #91 said.Efforts to reach presidential press secretary Sam Mannah for clarity on the matter did not materialize. Mannah has yet to also convey President Weah’s response concerning the appointment of Cllr. Charles Gibson, who is currently under suspension by the Supreme Court, as Justice Minister designate.“The incumbent President and the Vice President shall vacate their official offices and official residences on or before inauguration day.“Notwithstanding this provision, the JPTT shall ensure that services are provided to them which shall include, but not limited to, two vehicles and chauffeur each, VIP Protection (EPS and Police Services), logistics, allowances, other benefits and services to be determined by the JPTT,” the Executive Order stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking News: Sugar workers say Khemraj Ramjattan not welcomed at Enmore

first_imgAhead of a planned visit by Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan sugar workers have mounted a picketing exercise at Enmore, East Coast Demerara on Friday morning saying that he is not welcomed in their community.More details in Saturday 27th Edition of the Guyana Times.Video Playerhttps://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Sugar-protest.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Slow pitch tournament in need of spares

first_imgCurrently, the tournament has seven registered teams; with an eighth team needing a few more players to complete their roster.Anyone interested in playing as a spare can register by calling Vern Isberg at 250-262-6331.Unfortunately, players already registered can not sign up to be a spare, as it would complicate the tournament’s round-robin style of play.- Advertisement -There is also still room for teams to register.The slow-pitch tournament will be running Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.last_img

Measure targets removal of shopping carts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre After a six-month pilot program this year took 5,300 abandoned carts off the streets in his district, C rdenas’ proposed citywide measure is the next step in his fight against abandoned carts. He said he is trying to strike a balance between keeping carts off the street and punishing stores for the problem. “The retailers are not the ones taking the shopping carts and leaving them on the street,” C rdenas said. “It’s the public. It’s like if you had a bank and they had two robberies in a month, are you going to tell the city attorney to go shut down the bank?” C rdenas has been meeting with grocery-store owners to try to solve the problem, and plans to introduce a measure early next year to solve it. One of the problems store owners face in parts of the city where few people drive is that, even if a store installs a wheel-locking system, shoppers still find a way to make off with the carts, often damaging them in the process. The California Grocers Association has urged officials to hold shoppers responsible when they make off with a cart, worth about $100. “There isn’t a retailer that’s a member of my association that wants their cart blighting the community,” said Jennifer Forkish, a spokeswoman for the association. “There are creative solutions out there, and we want to continue to explore them with the councilman’s office,” she said. Burbank and Glendale have adopted tough measures cracking down on stores that allow shoppers to take carts from store property. Beginning in January 2006, Glendale officials began monitoring stores; any store that had more than five abandoned carts found in a week had to install a system to keep carts at the store. The most popular system locks a cart’s wheels as soon as it gets a certain distance from the store. Often, a magnetic strip buried at the edge of the parking lot triggers the wheel lock.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Abandoned shopping carts – which often become trash cans on wheels, left in front of apartment houses or on street corners – have long been an eyesore in local cities, which have taken increasingly harsh measures to curb the carts. Unlike the cities of Glendale and Burbank, Los Angeles has largely allowed stores to police use of their carts. But City Councilman Tony C rdenas is crafting a measure that could force stores in some parts of Los Angeles to install a system that locks a cart’s wheels when it leaves store property. “We’re going to have to get tough, there’s no question about that,” C rdenas said. last_img read more

COUNCIL USE CCTV TO CATCH DUMPERS AT DUNNES STORES BOTTLE BANK

first_imgDONEGAL County Council says it is using CCTV to catch people who illegally dump or leave boxes behind at Dunnes Stores Bottle Banks. As efforts continue for Letterkenny to be named Ireland’s Tidiest Town, Anne McGowan Chairperson Letterkenny Tidy Towns has joined Donegal County Council in its appeal to stop illegal dumping at the recycling bring banks at Dunnes Stores.“Letterkenny, is just 7 points behind Killarney – Irelands Tidiest Town. This year once again we are working hard to ensure that Letterkenny edges closer to the coveted Title. To this end it is essential that these facilities at Dunnes Stores together with all other areas of the town continue to be kept in pristine condition”, she said. After a recent weekend in Letterkenny the recycling bring banks at Dunnes Stores once again fell victim to unnecessary littering and illegal dumping by members of the public.The recycling facility at Dunnes Stores is extremely popular and is used in a responsible manner by the vast majority of people.Said Ms McGowan: “There are however many people who after doing their recycling leave all their empty boxes and bags behind leaving the facility in a very unsightly condition and this is in fact littering. On this occasion other people have illegally dumped between 6 – 10 black bags of household waste at this recycling facility.These actions are “unacceptable and this facility is being closely monitored by the Litter Warden for Donegal County Council and fines for littering and illegal dumping are being issued on a regular basis”, she said. This site along with others is also monitored using a Covert Surveillance CCTV System which has been rolled out in County Donegal. Images are being recorded for Donegal County Council for evidence under the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and Waste Management Act 1996.A council spokeswoman said: “The message must go out there that facilities such as this are providing a much needed and valuable recycling service to the public and cannot be left in such conditions. We must respect this valuable facility by not littering or dumping household waste at this or any other bring bank recycling site.”For more information on recycling please contact Suzanne Tinney, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council 074 91 76276 or by email suzanne.tinney@donegalcoco.ieCOUNCIL USE CCTV TO CATCH DUMPERS AT DUNNES STORES BOTTLE BANK was last modified: July 24th, 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)last_img read more

CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY LAUNCH STINGING ATTACK ON COUNCIL

first_imgThe Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group has launched a stinging attack on Donegal County Council finance director Garry Martin.They have also have called on homeowners to ignore his plea to pay outstanding Household Charge.“Donegal people have maintained the strongest boycott of the Household Charge of any area of the country. This appears to have seriously rankled Garry Martin, who as Finance Director was responsible for collection and has been the most ineffective Finance Director of any council in the country in getting people to pay this unfair charge.” said Can’t Pay Won’t Pay spokesperson Francis McCafferty. “Instead of harassing people who have taken a principled stand against the Household Charge, the Finance Director would be better served pursuing developers for the millions outstanding in development charges or pursuing them for compensation for the public money which has had to spent on unfinished estates.”“His claim that 60% of Household Charge has been collected in Donegal is based on discredited figures. It has been shown through CSO figures that there are more than 83,000 properties liable for the charge and not the 65,000 figure continuously used by the Council. When the real figure is used, the non-payment rate is in excess of 55%. This is a clear indication that the boycott remains strong and capable of also beating the Property Tax.”“Homeowners should not register for the Household Charge as they will be giving all their details to the Revenue also for collection of the Property Tax. The Revenue has the same basic problem that the Councils had last year: they do not have a register of properties in the state. That is why it is important not to give them any information. It is the most effective weapon we have. We call on all homeowners to stand firm and support the boycott. Opposition is growing to the Property Tax. The teachers union, the TUI, voted at it’s conference last week to campaign against it while the UNITE trade union has decided to support the boycott.”Donegal County Council told Donegal Daily that they are not currently in a position to respond to the CPWP group’s statement. CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY LAUNCH STINGING ATTACK ON COUNCIL was last modified: April 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Can’t Pay Won’t PayDonegal County CouncilFInance Director Garry Martinlast_img read more

Pitzer owns the Peace Pipe

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Yes, a trophy that makes a win that improved Pomona-Pitzer to 2-2 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 3-3 overall just a little sweeter. The series, after all, dates back to 1959, when the athletic program shared between Pomona and Claremont Men’s College split into two separate identities. “It’s bragging rights,” said Rynne, whose Pomona-Pitzer program still trails CMS in the all-time series, 26-22. “We’re lucky to have a rivalry like this. It’s a game that has added meaning.” Even if it saw very little competition on Saturday. Overcoming early mistakes that led to an early 3-0 Stags lead, Pomona-Pitzer put its faith in a man-handling offensive line and a disruptive defensive unit to run away with the game. Pepple was the main benefactor, picking up both the tough yards and breaking loose for big gains that kept Pomona-Pitzer’s offense on the field for 35 minutes. He had seven runs of 10 yards or more and two of more than 20 in keying a ground game that collected 246 yards rushing. They jumped up and down in the end zone afterward, many of the Sagehens with a hand on the pipe. The celebration, though, likely won’t end there. “You see those guys (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletes) all the time,” Pepple said. “It’s the Peace Pipe.” CLAREMONT – Pomona-Pitzer ran all over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Then the Sagehens walked – yes, walked – the short trek home again with the coveted Peace Pipe in their hands. With his line opening gaping holes in front of him for most the afternoon, sophomore Robert Pepple rushed for a career-best 188 yards and two touchdowns and the Pomona-Pitzer defense smothered the Stags in a 37-10 victory on Saturday that gave the Sagehens their second consecutive win in the long-standing series. center_img “It was great,” Pepple said of his offensive line. “I saw nothing but grass in front of me.” Pepple had two rushing touchdowns, the last giving the Sagehens a 37-3 lead with 6:23 left in the third quarter. Justin Fenchel completed 16 of 26 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, Matthew Martini had five receptions for 99 yards and the defense held CMS (1-3, 2-4) to a mere 197 yards of total offense. Last week, the Stags collected 406 yards in a 55-24 win over Lewis & Clark. “We’d like to win at home, but losing this game is always tough,” CMS coach Rick Candaele said. “They did some things on defense that disrupted us on offense.” CMS, hampered by four turnovers, managed just four first downs and 82 yards on offense in the first half, with problems coming both in the air and on the ground. Quarterback Bo Drake missed on 16 of his 24 attempts, including 10 of 14 in the second half, and neither fullback Teo Bennett or Adam Richter cracked 50 yards on the ground. CAL LUTHERAN 35, LA VERNE 7: La Verne dropped its second consecutive SCIAC game, allowing more than 400 yards of offense to Cal Lutheran while managing just 193 itself. Quarterback Brian Guerrero threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to Dustin Elliott and then finished with three interceptions for the second consecutive week as the Leopards fell to 2-2 in the conference and 3-3 overall. Quarterback Danny Jones threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Charlie Brown rushed for 92 yards and a score for Cal Lutheran (2-0, 4-1). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DDTV: 25OKM ULTIMATE 24 HOUR ENDURANCE TEST ‘THE RACE’ COMES TO DONEGAL

first_imgThe Race is a 250km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal.To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.Are you up for the challenge??Click on the video above for a small teaser of what’s in store for competitors.DDTV: 25OKM ULTIMATE 24 HOUR ENDURANCE TEST ‘THE RACE’ COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 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:DDTVnewsSportthe racelast_img read more

LOOKING TO CARVE OUT A REAL HALLOWEEN IN DONEGAL?

first_imgLast year’s cool Pumpkin Parade.Fancy the perfect way to get into the Halloween celebrations?The third annual pumpkin carving competition and pumpkin parade will take place on Thursday October 29th at the Atlantic Apartotel on Main Street, Bundoran followed by the parade to the local community library.Established in 2013, the event has become firmly established for the October mid term break and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said “what began on a trial run 2 years ago has turned into a massive success for us year on year with lots of enquiries in subsequent years to know when we are holding the next one.”Participating families and groups are asked to register at the Atlantic Apartotel from 3.30pm on Thursday October 29th.  The pumpkin carving then begins at 4pm and runs through until 7pm. There is no limit to the pumpkin designs except for your creativity with prizes for the top pumpkins on the day.The afternoon will round off (weather permitting) with the annual pumpkin parade down Main Street as far as Bundoran Community Library where the prize giving will take place.This is an event that is suitable for all the family with pumpkins, cutters and utensils provided on the day with a minimal entry charge. More details are available at www.discoverbundoran.com/pumpkinLOOKING TO CARVE OUT A REAL HALLOWEEN IN DONEGAL? was last modified: October 9th, 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:bundorandonegalPumpkin Paradelast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter call for Sandro to retain place

first_imgMany QPR fans on Twitter have called for Sandro to stay in the team following the midfielder’s performance against Sunderland in the EFL Cup.Sandro, who has not played a league game this season, scored In Rangers’ 2-1 defeat, having netted twice in the previous round against Rochdale.And many supporters want to see him retained for Saturday’s Championship match at home to Birmingham City.Sandro scored 3 in 2 and we have to pay him whether he’s on the pitch or at home. Surely he should play Saturday… #QPR— Jamie Symon (@jamie_symon) September 22, 2016As much as I want Sandro to start on Saturday, he played 90 minutes last night and probably won’t play again until the FA Cup 😔 #QPR— Josh Barton (@bartonj2410) September 22, 2016How El Kayati stayed on the pitch is a joke. Cousins awesome. If Henry starts ahead of Sandro on Sat then it JFH hasn’t got a clue. #QPR— Nick Michell (@NickMichell1) September 22, 2016Surely Sandro has to start at the weekend! The lad is class. #QPR— Luke Brown (@The_RealLB) September 21, 2016Sandro way ahead of Henry in quality the only thing JFH can be looking at his his attitude and commitment. He passed the test tonight #QPR— Colin Chapman (@BexleyRanger) September 21, 2016If Sandro doesn’t start on Saturday ahead of Henry, Then JFH has lost it or there is some clause in his contract. #qpr— Ben Platt_qpr (@bplatt23) September 21, 2016Sandro simply has to play in the league. Best CM at JFH’s disposal. Lynch also looks the best of the CBs at the club #QPR— Simon Prue (@SimonPrue_QPR) September 21, 2016Should plenty of spirit tonight. Personally think Sandro needs to start starting games. #QPR— Darren Truswell (@DarrenTruswell) September 21, 2016If only we had 11 Sandro’s #QPR— Colin Chapman (@BexleyRanger) September 21, 2016Maybe #qpr should play Sandro more regularly? Joint top scorer in all comps and all that…— Joseph Kony VIII (@AdamAKAShifty) September 21, 2016Shocking that JFH sees Sandro as the lesser option to Henry!! 😳 #QPR #QPRSUN— AJ (@Forbsie19) September 21, 2016Gotta start Sandro next game! #QPR— David (@Swanny1882) September 21, 2016Fair play Sandro mate, deserves a chance in the league imo. #QPR— Idrissa’s Dreadlocks (@JoshyNewcombe) September 21, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more