Major Changes in Gov’t

first_imgNational Commission on DisabilitiesMrs. Ricardia Dennis, Executive DirectorRev. Fallah Boima, Deputy Director for AdministrationMr. Joshua Bull, Deputy Director for Technical Services Ministry of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn, MinisterDr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health/Chief Medical OfficerMr. Edward B. Tolbert, Deputy Minister for AdministrationMr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Head of the Incident Management System and the (with the rank of Deputy Minister) Emergency Operation Center Ministry of EducationMr. George Werner, Minister Mr. Aagon Tingba, Deputy Minister, AdministrationDr. Romelle A. Horton, Deputy Minister, Instruction Mr. Gbovadeh Gbilia, Assistant Minister, Fiscal Affairs & Human Resource DevelopmentMr. Seklau Dukuly, Assistant Minister, Science, Technology, Vocational and Special Education Mrs. Felicia Doe-Sumah, Assistant Minister, Basic and Secondary Education Mr. Augustine Martin Kuleh, Asst. Minister, Student Personnel Services Mrs. Yukhiko D’Lovette Amnon, Assistant Minister, Early Childhood Education Mr. Advertus O. Wright, Assistant Minister, Teacher Education Ministry of Youth and SportsMr. Lance Gbagonyon, Assistant Minister for Youth Development (replacing Mr. Teeko Yorlay, who goes away for further training) Additionally, she has constituted the National Education Advisory Board which comprise of:Five Members of the County School Boards (to be provided by MoE)Chairperson of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (to be provided by MCSS)The President of the Principal Association of Liberia; (to be provided by MoE)The President of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (MoE)The President of the Parent Teacher Association of Liberia (MoE)Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell (the President)The Executive Secretary of the Association of Liberian Universities (MoE)One Representative of the Federation of Labor Union (MoL)The President of Liberian National Students Union (MoE)One Representative from the Civil Service Association; (Civil Service)One Representative from the Chamber of Commerce; (Chamber of Commerce)One Representative from the Association of Private School Operators (MoE)The National Head of the West Africa Examination Council (MoE)One Representative from the Technical and Vocational Education Training Institute (MoE & MY&S) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made major changes in government affecting the ministries of Education, Health, LPRC, among others.Those appointed are subject to confirmation where applicable.The exercise, according to an ELBC exclusive late news yesterday, became necessary to bring more effectiveness into government.Some of those appointed include Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW). Until her appointment, Dr. Dahn served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO).Others appointed at the MOH/SW are Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, Deputy Minister and CMO, succeeding Dr. Dahn. Dr. Kateh previously served as Chief Medical Officer in-charge of the Jackson Fiah Doe (JFD) Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Lower Nimba County.At the same time, President Sirleaf has named Mr. Tolbert Nyeswah, head of Ebola Incident Management Team, with the rank of Deputy Minister and Emergency Operations, MOH/SW.Others: Lofa County former Senator, Prof. Sumo Kupee, Managing Director, LPRC replacing T. Nelson Williams; while George Werner has meanwhile replaced Education Madame Etmonia David Tarpeh, as Minister of Education. He too has remained as the director general at the Civil Service Agency (CSA) when he was rejected by the Senate following his designation last year as Minister of Health to replace Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, who has retired.President Sirleaf also named Dr. Puchu Leona Bernard as the new CSA Director-General, while former Cuttington University president, Dr. Henrique Tokpa becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Port Authority (NPA).Meanwhile, President Sireaf has dissolved the entire board of the Liberia Airport Authority to be reconstituted subsequently.  Ministry of Internal AffairsMr. Stephen Neufville, Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs Ministry of Public WorksMr. Ousman Kamara, Assistant Minister for Administration Mr. William Slour, Assistant Minister for OperationsMr. N. Pawon Baoyue, Assistant Minister for Planning and ProgrammingMr. Sumoiwuo Zizi Harris, Assistant Minister for Rural Development National Port AuthorityDr. Henrique Tokpah, Chairman of the Board of Directors The President has also reconstituted the Monrovia Consolidated School System Board:Mrs. Hester Williams Catakaw Cllr. Rosemarie JamesMrs. Christine NormanMs. Alveria Morris-RaynesMr. Charles S. N’TowMs. Hawa NorrisMr. Emmanuel O. KparhMother Mary N. Brownell – Advisor Paynesville City CouncilMr. Abel VokerMr. Nowai GorlorwuluMr. Massaquoi KamaraMr. James DaviesMs. Alice BaysahMr. Formbah TrawallyMrs. Lorpu KandakaiMrs. Zoe BakerMs. Cyvette Gibson Ministry of JusticeCllr. Emmanuel Tulay, Deputy Minister for Economic AffairsCllr. Harriette read more

Local girl donates birthday presents

first_imgPhoto: Nine year-old Brooke Powell chose to ask for birthday presents to donate to a foster home for cats instead of for herself./submitted The presents Brooke intends to donate include cat toys, food, treats, kitty litter and even a scratching post. – Advertisement -A local Fort St. John girl with a generous spirit made a special decision for her ninth birthday.Instead of asking for presents for herself, Brooke Powell who turned nine years-old on Jan. 7, encouraged birthday guests to bring items suited for cats to her swimming party at the Super 8 Motel.The items are being donated to a cat foster home that receives assistance from the Dawson Creek SPCA.Brooke says she decided not to ask for any gifts for herself because she already had enough stuff and believed she did not need anything else.She also says she’s very fond of animals and simply likes to help out other people, which previously included donating toys, games and gift certificates to Big Brothers Big Sisters two years ago.Advertisementlast_img

Pedregon sets record on way to victory

first_imgPedregon’s opening-round run of 4.701 seconds certified his 4.659-second qualifying time within the required 1 percent, making it an official NHRA record worth 20 bonus points in the POWERade standings. He then defeated Robert Hight in the final to add the race trophy to his collection. “This weekend was just a little reminder that when conditions are good and with the way (NHRA) prepares the tracks these days that just about any place can hold a national record,” said Pedregon, who became the first Funny Car driver to set a national performance elapsed time record at the quarter-mile track near Phoenix. “Anytime you can qualify well, set a national record, and win the race with the two quickest cars in the class going at it in the final, I’d say it’s a great weekend. The fans sure got their money’s worth.” Pedregon’s memorable weekend helped him move up to second place, just six points behind Hight, who took over the top spot from Pomona winner Gary Scelzi with his second straight runner-up finish. Fuller raced to his second straight Top Fuel victory at this event, defeating Melanie Troxel in a rematch of last year’s final round. He powered his dragster to a 4.490-second run at 327.19 mph to claim his fourth career victory and take the series points lead for the first time in his career. Johnson claimed his 36th Pro Stock victory and third at this event by driving his Chevrolet Cobalt to a performance of 6.694 seconds at 206.67 mph. Runner-up Jason Line’s Pontiac GTO was quicker with a 6.676 at 207.85 mph, but he came up a hundredth of a second short at the finish line due to Johnson’s quicker reaction time at the start. Former Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon set a national elapsed time record en route to his 33rd career victory Sunday, highlighting a record-setting weekend at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. “Hot Rod” Fuller and Kurt Johnson also raced to victories in the Checker Schuck’s Kragen NHRA Nationals, the second of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Tearful Salah forced off early in Champions League final

first_img0Shares0000Salah reacts in tears after being forced off injured in the final. Photo/COURTESYKIEV, Ukraine, May 26 – Liverpool’s hopes of landing a sixth European Cup were landed a huge blow as 44-goal top-scorer Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury after just 30 minutes of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.Egyptian winger Salah, who has won a plethora of individual awards for his performances in his debut season at Anfield, was in tears as he left the field to be replaced by Adam Lallana. With the match still goalless, Salah fell to the floor writhing in pain after his left shoulder got caught underneath Real captain Sergio Ramos as they fell to the floor in midfield.Mohamed Salah was forced off injured only half an hour into the Champions League final© AFP Sergei SUPINSKYSalah could now be a doubt for the World Cup in Russia with Egypt’s opening game against Uruguay less than three weeks away.Lallana has endured an injury-ravaged season himself, making just one Premier League start, to miss out on England’s World Cup squad.Madrid also suffered an injury blow minutes after Salah’s departure as Dani Carvajal also left the field in tears after pulling up with a muscle injury to make way for Nacho.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Chelsea FC news: No settlement reached with Eva Carneiro after three-hour hearing

first_img Eva Carneiro 1 Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has appeared at a tribunal hearing for her constructive dismissal case against the Premier League champions.The preliminary hearing took place at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon and was held in private before an employment judge.Carneiro arrived at court holding hands with her husband, Jason De Carteret, and surrounded by her legal team, and made no comment to the waiting members of the press as she entered and later left the building.After the three-hour hearing, Mary O’Rourke QC, representing Carneiro, said no settlement had been reached and a date had been fixed for the next hearing.A court spokesman refused to reveal exactly when that would be.“It was a private hearing and what happened in the hearing is a private matter,” he said.The 42-year-old doctor was dropped from first-team duties after then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticised her and first-team physio Jon Fearn for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard on the opening day of the season.The action meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men against Swansea, and afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn ”impulsive and naive”.Carneiro did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and later parted company with the club.The hearing was expected to set the timetable for the case, and deal with witness statements and disclosure of documents – including texts and emails – from each side, as well as any legal procedural disputes which currently exist between the two parties.Chelsea filed their defence in the case last month.Carneiro also has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination.Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro following an investigation by the Football Association.Afterwards, Carneiro and the FA’s independent board member, Dame Heather Rabbatts, criticised the governing body for not interviewing the doctor as part of its investigation.Carneiro has also had backing from FIFA’s medical chairman, Michel D’Hooghe, who contacted the doctor to offer his support and that of the world governing body. He has backed Carneiro’s insistence that she was simply doing her job.last_img

WATCH: Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal’s RIDICULOUS dive

first_imgDiving is seen as one of the worst parts of professional football, and Jamie Vardy was publically lambasted last weekend for his attempt to win a penalty for Leicester against West Ham.However, just days after Vardy’s feeble attempt to fool the referee, German football saw an even more ridiculous dive.Bayern Munich defeated Werder Bremen 2-0 in the DFB Pokal to secure their passage to the final of the tournament, but the real talking point was Arturo Vidal’s dive.The Chilean star went to ground in an over the top manner without having been touched, and although no penalty was given, the referee also didn’t punish the 28-year-old.You can watch Vidal’s ridiculous dive below… Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal 1last_img

DATES RELEASED FOR MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL 2013

first_imgThe Mary from Dungloe will run from the 27th July to the 4th August this year, organisers announced tonight.“The events will be under the new director Thomas Costello from Arranmore island,” said a spokeswoman.“Plans are underway and the main act will be announced in the coming weeks.” Last year’s Mary was Philadelphia’s Meghan Davis, 26, was crowned at a glittering ceremony at the end of the 2012 festival. DATES RELEASED FOR MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL 2013 was last modified: January 28th, 2013 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:DATES RELEASED FOR MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL 2013last_img

Drake Men’s Soccer Falls In Second Round Of NCAA Championships

first_img Full Schedule Roster www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com Photo Gallery OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 12 Creighton Bluejays defeated the Drake men’s soccer team, 5-1, Sunday afternoon in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Championship at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb.The loss ends the 2015 season for Drake, which won the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title for the first time since 2009. Drake, the No. 3 seed, won three games in five days to claim the MVC title.The Bulldogs finished the year at 13-5-3 overall, the most victories for the program since 2009. Drake claimed a huge road win at Kentucky Thursday in the opening round of the NCAAs.Creighton (18-3-0) claimed an early lead Sunday with a goal by Ricky Lopez-Esbin off a give-and-go from Fabian Herbers in the ninth-minute (8:24). The Bluejays added another goal in the opening half to lead 2-0 at the halftime break.”At halftime we talked about getting back into the game down 2-0,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “We made some adjustments and got after it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But we weren’t going to sit back and take our lumps. We weren’t going down without a fight.”Sophomore Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard late in the contest with his fourth goal after taking a pass from junior Ben LeMay (Hugo, Minn.). It was the fourth assist of the season for LeMay.”We knew we were going up against a tough team, but we knew being Drake we are never going to back down,” said Enna. “We battled for 90 minutes out there. We have a strong core, a great group of guys. Regardless of all the adversity we went through this year, we were together from August until now. We have a great group of seniors who are the backbone of the team. Its been a great season.”Creighton scored three more goals in the second half to pull away for the win as the Bluejays will play the winner of No. 5 North Carolina and Coastal Carolina in the elite 8 next weekend.Drake recorded five shots in the game with two on goal. Junior goalie Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) finished with 10 saves. Creighton had 25 shots, including 17 on goal.Five seniors closed their respective careers Sunday as Alec Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.), Austin Reutzel (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Alex Troester (Iowa City, Iowa), Brandon Welter (Mankato, Minn.) and Kyle Whigham (Overland Park, Kan.) suited up for the final time in the Blue and the White. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img

Livestock Care Standards Board continues to protect Ohio’s animals from farms to fairs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The show ring and the county fair offer great opportunities to showcase many positive things about Ohio agriculture. With this opportunity, though, comes the responsibility of young livestock exhibitors to practice and display ideal animal care standards.“Animal welfare is definitely something that is very important to me and that picture isn’t always painted properly,” said Kolt Buchenroth, a junior fair exhibitor from Hardin County. “Not everybody comes from that 4-H and FFA environment and has that guidance to properly treat those animals. Even if they don’t, they need that to make sure everything is done properly. Those animals that need help obviously can’t speak for themselves.”Buchenroth has shown at the Hardin County Fair (taking place this week) and Ohio State Fair in the past, actively helping to educate the public and fellow exhibitors on animal agriculture. Through his many years of working with livestock projects, Buchenroth said he has gained a deeper appreciation for the care and wellbeing of production animals. His earliest experiences were with horses before becoming more familiar with cattle.“Horses and cattle are polar opposites if you ask me. And so when I got into the cattle, I found that you’ve got to have a lot of patience. My mom’s horses are well-oiled machines and she can ask them to do what she wants to do and they just do it,” Buchenroth said. “Breaking a steer from an early age is something where you have to learn to have patience and perseverance not to give up on those. But also I’ve found something that works really well is just that positive reinforcement.”Buchenroth has spent months preparing for his final year at the Hardin County Fair this week, concluding a journey that began years ago and has been maintained by his deep-seated care for animals.“The champion’s made while no one is watching — what that means to me is get out of bed in the morning, go out to that barn, feed those animals,” Buchenroth said. “You’ve got to put in the hard work, you’ve got to put in the time and it will pay off.” It also means that exhibitors have the duty to adhere to proper animal care both in (and out of) the spotlight of the show ring and the county fair. Ohio leads the nation in setting the standards for proper care of agricultural animals since Ohio voters brought into law the Livestock Care Standards Board in 2009. The 13-member committee meets three times a year to discuss issues of animal welfare in Ohio, taking action on certain cases where a need to improve livestock health is recognized.State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey has been part of the Board since its inception.Tony Forshey“There are several states that have livestock care standards, and they’re usually called animal welfare standards or animal care standards. But none are as strict as ours,” Forshey said. “Many of those states have guidelines and they may have some rules. Their laws may say that you may do this or may not do this. Our laws say you shall and you will — you must. That’s why our law is unique from anybody else’s. Ours are enforceable.”The Livestock Care Standards overseen by the Board range in dealing with everything from the proper care of 4-H and FFA projects to items including feed, transportation, euthanasia practices, and civil penalties for those found in violation. Tips directed to the Board come in on all communication lines, including social media. The Ohio Department of Agriculture helps to monitor such interactions.“The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is an entity of itself. It’s a separate board — just like Board of Education, or any other board — but it happens to be housed at the Department of Agriculture,” Forshey said.The Board is made up of individuals from all around the agricultural and livestock industries, keeping a close eye on the latest trends developing year-to-year.“Something I think is a little unique is this is the first time that commodity groups can actually police themselves,” Forshey said. “Say you have 100 people out here in a commodity group and you’ve got two bad actors — nobody has authority over them. They can actually police themselves now by saying hey, we’ve got a guy out here who’s doing this and does not represent our industry and he’s doing some bad things from an animal care standpoint.”Forshey also mentioned how the Board goes out of its way to constantly review its practices and standards on a yearly basis, whereas the governmental requirement for such organizations is a review every five years. In each of its three meetings a year, the board sets aside time to review a third of their regulations to make sure they are up-to-date and relevant in the ever-changing world of animal care.It’s quite a job and all work is voluntary. Board members do not get paid for their duties. Field staff members are used when needed read more

Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik in line for Khel Ratna after wrestling Bronze

first_imgSakshi Malik, who won India’s first medal at the Rio Olympics by clinching Bronze in women’s freestyle (58 kg) wrestling is set to be nominated for the Khel Ratna.Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in the women’s vault final and shooter Jitu Rai were already nominated yesterday. The committee, which selected the awardees had decided that anyone who won a medal would get a directt recommendation for the Khel Ratna. (Rio 2016 medallist Sakshi Malik took up sports because she wanted to fly in an airplane) Sakshi became the first female wrestler and fourth female athlete from India to win an Olympic medal when she pulled off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the play-off bout.The 23-year-old from Rohtak is also set to get a whopping Rs 2.5 crore from the Haryana government for her historic feat.Sakshi’s victory brought smiles in the Indian contingent which had endured an agonising 11 days without a medal.last_img