The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has finally accomplished the quest to give allow their political leader, Mr. George M. Weah, to contest for the Senate in the upcoming Special Senatorial Election. However, this move had been scorned by the party’s critics, with some saying that it was just a “whitewash attempt” as Mr. Weah had long selected himself for the post and no one dare question his authority if they want to remain in the party.Weah contested in the party’s primaries at the weekend in Buchanan, Grand Basaa County and got the mandate his partisans to stand as a candidate for Montserrado County in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election early October.Weah booked his place for the hot seat unopposed and was amongst the first four candidates elected at the jammed packed hall.Other candidates elected include, former Unity Party stalwart and CDC newcomer Dr. Foday Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County, Nathaniel McGill, CDC secretary general secured his spot for Gbarpolu County while Prof. Ansu Sonii will lead the party for Margibi County, they all went unchallenged.In the most contested race, Cllr. Teplah Reeves defeated two other contenders, Emmanuel Toe and Rosina Shaack for River Cess County seat while Solomon Murrey was the lone candidate for Grand Bassa County, putting an end to speculation that CDC was prepared to support football star, James S. Debbah, who attempted joining the CDC to grab the seat. Results from the polls suggest that CDC has finally parted company with incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Sumo Freeman, who as well tender in her resignation early this month.Political commentators described the outcome as “unsurprised” due to the involvement of Mr. Weah and other strong members of the CDC, who already expressed their desire to stand in the election prior to the primaries. CDC partisans at the rally termed it as “Peaceful and Democratic”, expressing their desire to engage the upcoming election with every available political material to ensure that candidates contesting emerge as winners.Weah is expected to face challenges from fellow contenders, the first family candidate Robert Sirleaf and Christopher Neyor, both former employees of National Oil Company of Liberia and are kin on representing Montserrado at the Legislature.Meanwhile, primaries for Bomi and Maryland Counties were postponed based on series of protest emerging from the respective location.CDC confirmed the postponement and announced that Bomi primary will take place this weekend at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia to avoid further violence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Liberia’s international hip hop artist Scientific will for the first time launch a song in Liberia before it is released to the rest of the world.“The launching of ‘Rotate’ is special to me because it’s going to be the first time I ever launch a single here at home, and my people deserve it,” said the rapper.According to Scientific, ‘Rotate’ is about beautiful women or divas displaying how well they can dance or move their bodies on the dance-floor in a rotating manner. ‘Rotate,’ which features and has an epic afro pop flow from Quincy B, can move party people to “get your backs off the wall” and dance. From the sounding of things, this song is on its way to attaining international renown. Apart from Scientific and Quincy B, some of the other household names slated to perform at the launch are: Eric Geso, K-Zee and 2Switt.The “It’s War” rapper said “nowadays fans want to party so you do not need a rocket scientist to tell you that…and that’s exactly what the song ‘Rotate’ is about,” said Scientific. He said that the idea for the song originated with Quincy B, who actually brought the idea to Scientific with a chorus/hook already done. “He did the hook so I just matched it,” added Scientific.Scientific, who has shared the same stage with world renowned artists like Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Akon and Fabulous, now has the song ‘Rotate’ trending in East Africa by popular radio DJ Anna Fetty in Tanzania, DJ Ant Iowa in the US, and by other deejays around the world. Scientific said the song was specially made to show appreciation for his fans for being supportive of his career, adding: “They need to turn up so we can party together at the launch.”“I just want my fans to know I love them too much. Also at the launch I will be giving them a special opportunity so we can interact better with each other on the red carpet,” he said. In related news, Africori, Africa’s leading digital music service provider based in London and Cape Town, has signed a deal with Scientific to distribute his music around the world. The artist joins a list of top artists like Wizkid, Becca, Jon Bricks and others to be signed to the company.The song ‘Rotate’ will be launched at Club Wanwusu in Brewerville on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm. Admission for VIP is US$25, double VIP US$50 and ordinary US$10.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) man was on Wednesday morning robbed at gunpoint in the vicinity of the No 44 Minibus Park, Longden Street, Georgetown.Rohan Persaud, 27, was relieved of one mobile phone valued $30,000 by four men, one of whom was armed with a hand gun and another with a knife.Reports are Persaud was walking on the pavement about 05:30h when he was confronted by the suspects, who held him at gunpoint and relieved him of the phone.After committing the act, the men escaped on foot. The matter was reported and based on information gathered, one of the suspects was identified as “Lil Boy”. An investigation has been launched.
Senior Police officials on Wednesday confirmed that the 24-year-old Corentyne man who was on the run after allegedly raping his 3-year-old relative on Friday last was apprehended and is expected to be charged shortly.A source told Guyana Times that the man was apprehended by Police a short distance from his Corentyne, Berbice home.It was reported that on the day in question, the child was left in the care of the suspect’s mother, as the child’s mother went to attend to her farm in the backlands.On Friday last, the suspect’s mother left the child unattended and it was then that her son allegedly committed the act.Based on reports, it was when the mother of the child collected her daughter after returning from the backlands, that the girl complained that the suspect interfered with her private parts.As such, the mother contacted the Police and the three-year-old was medically examined, where it was confirmed that there was sexually penetration. The suspect remains in custody and is assisting with investigations.
Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with some Christmas crafts and letters to Santa at the North Peace Arena. At 6 o’clock the parade will start from 110 Avenue and 98 Street, then head south on 100 Street before reach its conclusion on 96 Avenue.People are encouraged to go to Centennial Park at 7 p.m. for free hot dogs and hot chocolate and opening ceremonies from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The official lighting of the Christmas tree will also take place and there will be a bonfire and various forms of entertainment.- Advertisement -Those wanting to get to know the Fort St. John Huskies will have the opportunity to do so from 8 o’clock-9:30 p.m. as the Skate with the Huskies will be held at the North Peace Arena.For more information on the evening including the parade route click here.
0Shares0000Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates habitually up their game for the Champions League, says on-loan Bayern star James Rodriguez © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOBERLIN, Germany, Apr 17 – They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League holders Real Madrid simply engage a special ‘chip’, says James Rodriguez.On loan at Bayern Munich, who host his ex-club Real in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final next Wednesday, James says the Spanish giants’ strength is knowing how to conjure up their best performances in Europe. “They use a different ‘chip’ in the Champions League than they do in the (Spanish) league and manage to get the most out of themselves,” James told Munich-based newspaper TZ.“They know what it takes to fight for this trophy year after year, after all they have made history in the European Cup and the Champions League.”After three mediocre years at the Bernabeu, where he failed to regularly force his way into Real’s star-studded team, James has rediscovered his best form this season amid a two-year loan deal at Bayern.Real could win the Champions League title for the third straight season — and the 13th time in the club’s history — in the Kiev final on May 26.Bayern have every reason to be wary of Real, who knocked them out of the Champions League last season.Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals in his last three matches against the Bundesliga giants including two in each of his last two games at Munich’s Allianz Arena.The Portuguese superstar has already scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season.“He is a goal machine and has proven it time and time again,” said Colombia star James, the top-scorer at the 2014 World Cup.“He is always there when needed, as proven by his numbers.“We need to produce a top team performance so he doesn’t have his best day.“You have to take care of him, but Real Madrid is not just Ronaldo.“It won’t be easy, that’s for sure.”A pair of second-half goals by Ronaldo sealed Real’s 2-1 win in the 2017 quarter-final first leg in Munich before the Germans went down 4-2 after extra-time in the Madrid return.But James said there’s no talk of revenge: “I think we should not see the two games against Real as revenge for last year, but simply as two more games on the way to the final.“Of course, the encounters between these teams are almost always unique, but we have to focus on standing up to a team like Real Madrid.”James claims to have been indifferent when Bayern drew Real.“When you go that far in a competition, it does not really matter which opponent you get,” he said.“Real Madrid, as well as Liverpool and Roma, are tough opponents.“With all of them, you have to go to the limit to reach one more round.“What really matters is that we now keep calm, believe in ourselves and play two strong games.“That’s just what I want.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Theeka from Thika, Kiambu County are the defending champions and will open their campaign against Milimani in the knock-out competition.The second edition has attracted 32 teams.“We expect to have a better tournament than last year. The tournament has grown, last edition we had only 16 teams but on Saturday we will have 32 teams. We urge all the funs to turn out with their families as we have a good time,” tournament organiser Sir Alexas announced.The winner will walk home with 20,000 Airtime from Safaricom, two cases of beer courtesy of Tuborg while the Most Valuable Player in the final will be rewarded with a return ticket and merchandise from Jambo Jet.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The second edition of the KOT 5-aside football tournament will go down this weekend at Ligi Ndogo GroundsNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 – A total of 32 teams will battle for supremacy this weekend when the second edition of the Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) 5-aside football tournament will be held at the Ligi Ndogo Grounds.Organiser of the event announced that the number of teams participating in the fun showdown has increased from 16 in the last edition.
The Polish star now has scored six times in four starts for Milan since moving from Genoa in the January transfer window to replace Gonzalo Higuain.After Remo Freuler had given Atalanta a 33rd-minute lead, Piatek struck with a memorable left-footed volley in first-half stoppage time.Ricardo Rodriguez swung in a cross from the left, Piatek hooked the ball around defender Berat Djimsiti before volleying into the top corner from 12 yards out despite not even looking at the target.“I was being marked closely, but I knew the ball would come into the box sooner or later, so I made the movement to ensure I got there first,” Piatek told Milan TV.“I am happy with the two goals today and want to keep going like this. I am a striker, so I’d like to score in every game.”Turkish winger Hakan Calhanoglu then put Milan ahead with a sharp drive 10 minutes into the second period before Piatek headed in from a corner just after the hour mark to seal victory.Milan fans have taken Piatek to their hearts, even devising a new chant “Piatek! Pum pum pum pum!” to mirror the striker’s goal celebration of a pistol-shooter.Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan stay in fourth spot but they now have 42 points, four more than Atalanta, Roma and Lazio.On Friday, Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself with defender Leonardo Bonucci also on target as Juventus surged 14 points clear in Serie A with a 3-0 win over lowly Frosinone.The win was a perfect way to prepare for next week’s Champions League last 16, first-leg tie at Atletico Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Class act: AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek celebrates scoring on Saturday © AFP / Miguel MEDINAROME, Italy, Feb 17 – Krzysztof Piatek hit a wonder goal and grabbed a second as AC Milan came back to defeat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday and stay on course for the Champions League.Piatek took his season’s Serie A total to 17, just two behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Donegal businesses and representatives on a trade mission in the US have been eagerly promoting the North West as a prime place for investment.A delegation from Ireland North West told a packed conference room of Boston businesspeople that they are ready to do business with them thanks to our local talent and skills base, our competitive operating costs, advanced telecommunications infrastructure and excellent education and business linkages.The delegation is jointly led by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey and Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, along with officers from both Councils. The group travelled to Massachusetts this week along with 17 local businesses and participating organisations such as Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the North West Regional College, to promote the region for investment. Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock and Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council meeting the Irish Consulate General Fionnuala Quinlan at a breakfast meeting at UMass Building hosted by Enterprise Ireland.Following a breakfast meeting at UMass Building with the Irish Consulate General Fionnuala Quinlan hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the delegation held a North West Showcase where they spoke about the great work the two Councils are doing by collaborating to promote investment in the region.As part of the event the delegation launched their Gateway to Growth video and brochure and the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Terence Slowey spoke of the close working relationship and links between Ireland and the US while the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock both Councils were keen to build on current links that would lead to real and long term business relations.John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Tim Murray, President of the Worchester Chamber, Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council and Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council.Seamus Neely, CEO with Donegal County Council said there are many reasons why US companies should invest in Ireland NW. Neely said: “Our unique location is our strength, we provide the only UK land border with the Euro zone and we are within two hours drive to two international airports and four regional airports and have access to both EU and UK markets. Our young, well-educated population have a strong worth ethic, and 31% of our school leavers are educated to degree level ensuring they have the right skills for employment. On top of that our young people are hungry and ready for the challenge with a real ‘can do attitude’.”John Kelpie CEO of Derry City and Strabane District Council said that Ireland North West is ranked top 10 economies in the world for ease of doing business and starting a business and has a strong and diverse SME base that reflects the spirit of entrepreneurship.“We are extremely cost competitive offering the lowest prime office rent spaces for as little as 12 dollars per sq.ft compared to 42 dollars in Dublin and 72 dollars in Boston. Our connectivity to international and regional airports, our financial support packages and ongoing aftercare support makes us a highly attractive and competitive location to do business. “While our internationally renowned universities and institutions are key drivers to our technology and knowledge industries. But most of all it’s about our people and the quality of life we have on offer – our rich culture and heritage, breathtaking scenery and fantastic local environment and social offering is truly unique and very special.”He added that he hoped this visit would build on the good work that has been done over the years to develop linkages between the City of Boston and the wider Massachusetts knowledge corridor. Tim Murray, President of the Worchester Chamber welcoming the Northwest delegation to Worchester City and the wider Massachusetts region.Seventeen companies from the digital tech, education, agri-food sectors and creative industries made presentations at the event to showcase their product and business with a clear focus on trying to source business in US export markets.During their visit, the delegation will also attend meetings with businesses, potential investors and key influencers, as well as visit a number of sites such as Harvard and the State House and will participate in the Golden Bridges Conference.For further information visit www.irelandnet.comThe companies travelling as part of the delegation are as follows:GoWalkTalk; Gartan Technologies; Irish Gap Year; Irish Fish Canners; Qubizm; SLM Connect; Consilium Education; SLM Connect; Oideas Gael; Hanna Hats; Kelsius; Sendmode; Modern Democracy; Kinnegar Brewing; Studio Donegal; O’Donnell’s Bakery; Randox; Donegal Socks; O’Neill’s Sportswear.Follow us on twitter @dcsdc @donegalcouncil #IrelandNWMass2016Boston businesspeople hear about the best of the North West was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bostonBusinessDonegal County CouncilTrade
Tim Sherwood says Josh King should be a top target for Tottenham this summer.The former Spurs boss believes Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to add another centre-forward to his squad as back-up to Harry Kane.And he claims Bournemouth hitman King, who fired 16 Premier League last season, would fit the bill.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Sherwood said: “I think they need a centre-forward, but it is really important they get the right one.“They can’t buy one who expects to be first choice because Harry wil obviously be first choice. For me, it would be the one at Bournemouth. I think Josh King has got loads to offer.“He runs in behind, he holds it up, he is strong, he is still developing and he would be a perfect player for the Tottenham squad. And he would get plenty of games – they are in the Champions League this year as well.”