Enyimba Draws Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in Q’final

first_imgCAF CONFEDERATION CUPNigeria’s last team standing in continental campaign this season Enyimba FC has been drawn against Rayon Sports of Rwanda in one of the quarter final matches of the CAF Confederation Cup.Enyimba will play the away match in the first leg of the encounter with Rayon Sports on September 16. To get to the quarter final, Rayon Sports defeated Young Africans of Tanzania 1-0 in the final Group D match to seal a historical qualification to the quarter-final round of the CAF Confederation Cup.In a game played on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali, Rayon Sports scored early in the 19th minute with a brilliant finish from Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, enabling the hosts to advance to the last eight of the lucrative club competition.The historical landmark for Rayon Sports started in May when Gor Mahia FC held them goalless in Kigali. It then went to Tanzania and also played a goalless draw two weeks later.In July, they lost 2-1 in Kigali at the hands of USM Alger before Rayon Sport and USM Alger played out a 1-all stalemate in Algerian capital.Then on August 19, Robert Oliveira’s side registered a vital 2-1 victory over Gor Mahia to register a total of two wins, three draws and one defeat.Should Enyimba knocks out Rayon the possibilities of playing CARA Brazzaville of Congo in the semi final is very imminent. Enyimba grabbed a last-gasp winner against the hard fighting Congolese at the newly refurbished Aba Stadium last Wednesday to book this quarter final ticket.Before dreaming of an encore with Enyimba, CARA too will need to overcome Raja Club Athletic of Morocco who they are paired against in this quarter-final.In the other pairings, Egypt’s El Masry will face USM Alger of Algeria while AS Vita of DR Congo takes on RS Berkane of Morocco in the last quarter-final fixture.The semis are slated for between October 3 and 24, while the final is fixed for November 25 and December 2.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Bahamas Defence Force Apprehends Cuban Migrants

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Members of the Bahamas Defence Force (BDF) on Friday apprehended 11 Cuban migrants during a joint effort by members of the BDF and the United States Coast Guard.It’s reported that early Thursday, the security officials intercepted a small rustic vessel migrant vessel with 11 Cuban male migrants onboard in the Anguilla Cay area.The migrants were medically screened and were cleared to embark the vessel for transportation to the Coral Harbour Base.Upon their arrival at the base, the Cuban migrants were also examined by a surveillance team from the Ministry of Health, before eventual handover to Immigration Officials.The Cubans have been placed in quarantine before introduced to the general population at the Detention Center.last_img read more

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 1 winners and losers

first_imgYou may be asking yourself, “What is ‘Game of Thrones’ doing on a sports site? Does an HBO show fall under the sports category? Oh, that reminds me of ‘The Wire.’ I love ‘The Wire.’ I can’t believe Idris Elba was using an American accent that whole time. What a terrific actor! Wait, what was I talking about?”Calm down, reader. Let’s not get off track. To answer the first two questions, sure, “Game of Thrones” can be sports. It is a competition (battle for the Iron Throne) between multiple teams (houses) for an ultimate prize (ruling Westeros and getting Jim Nantz’s tie). So yes, we’ll call it sport.  MORE: “Game of Thrones” actor, World’s Strongest Man admits to steroid useWith that said, Sporting News will be providing winners and losers from the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.” We will treat the final six episodes like six huge playoff games — only instead of teams trying to kill time off the clock with a big lead, armies will be trying to kill wights with dragonglass and fire. Same thing, basically.Unlike the “Game of Thrones” theme, this introduction will actually end. Without further ado, the winners and losers from “Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 1, entitled “Winterfell…”(***Obvious spoilers warning***)”Game of Thrones” Episode 1 winners— Jon Snow (sort of): The brooding bastard of Winterfell found out he is actually Aegon Targaryen, the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and the heir to the throne of the Seven Kingdoms. That’s a pretty big win!He also hopped on a dragon, Rhaegal (fitting considering his father’s name), and caught everyone’s attention like a Harley Davidson rider in a residential neighborhood. He’s already got the inferiority complex, so now he just needs a leather jacket.However, Jon also seems to have little interest in accepting his true title, and there’s that problem with having Auntie Daenerys as his girlfriend. He may have to trade in those make-out sessions for therapy sessions. At least he knows why Drogon was staring in disapproval.#GameOfThrones #GOT8 #JonSnow #WinterIsHere #SansaStark #BranStark pic.twitter.com/46tNYWA5rV— Kagami_Taiga (@jo_ranking_) April 15, 2019— Bran Stark: This is an odd young man totally devoid of social skills now. The three-eyed raven abroad program turned him into the student who comes back wearing a beret and pronouncing “Barcelona” with a “th” sound because he’s cultured.And yet, Winterfell’s Professor X deserves credit for owning his creepiness (leading to countless memes) and operating with a sense of urgency about the arrival of the Night King. Plus, he has somehow built a fully functional system of ramps to drop him in the perfect spot when he wants to blankly stare at a middle distance. Or he can teleport. Something is happening.Can’t wait to see his interaction with Jaime Lannister in Episode 2.I present to you..Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode ft. Bran#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/rrlNeQHrw1— Shahbaz Khan (@ShahbazMKhan) April 15, 2019— Sansa Stark: It’s crazy Sansa has managed to make it this far. Ramsay Bolton, Cersei Lannister, Littlefinger — she survived a literal murderer’s row.Here she stands in Season 8, stronger and smarter, dealing out more shade than a House Stark flag on a sunny day. You typically only see this kind of passive-aggressiveness in a LeBron James Instagram post. Daenerys and Sansa are the queens of sass #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/VEfkNS4Oak— ◤Lana (@Torres3203) April 15, 2019Sansa has learned a lot over the course of her journey and isn’t afraid to challenge those in charge, whether it’s Daenerys or Jon. Keep it spicy, Sansa! “Game of Thrones” Episode 1 losers— Daenerys Targaryen: The Queen with a title longer than a CVS receipt is trending way down. She lost one of her three dragons, Viserion, to the Night King at the end of Season 7. She still has Drogon (a lazy name for a dragon, by the way) and Rhaegal, though that dragon is warming up to Jon.Sansa doesn’t like her. Sam is understandably upset about her going full “Dracarys” on his family. Jon now knows the truth about the throne. We could be on the cusp of seeing a 2016 Warriors-esque collapse.Ladies and Gentlemen, we are only a few days away from Daenerys blowing a 3 dragon lead.pic.twitter.com/w8SGlOwaVi— Cowboy Kof (@KofieYeboah) April 4, 2019— Tyrion Lannister: The Hand of the Queen has become the Mike McCarthy to Cersei’s Aaron Rodgers. Come on, man. The army isn’t coming. You really think she’s running that play? Sansa was right for calling him out. Tyrion is losing the locker room.Team Sansa – more & more she is getting wiser & smarter shes plays it well in the iron throne game pic.twitter.com/86eKX164i9— Applecrumble8181 (@Applecrumble811) April 15, 2019— Bronn: Sock on the doorknob? Note in the hallway? Any sort of locking mechanism? We understand the carnal desires, Bronn, but maybe some planning next time to avoid any interruptions in the chambers.Aside from his prostitute party, the lethal mercenary must decide whether he will attempt to kill the Lannister brothers for Cersei. Her promise of an extravagant reward is like those first few Ryan Fitzpatrick games with a new fan base. Don’t talk yourself into it, Bronn. It won’t end well.— Samwell Tarly: How did Episode 1 go for ol’ Sam? He had to inform Jon of his true parentage because Bran was busy inspecting the spokes on the wheels of his chair, but only after he learned Daenerys had torched his father and brother. Not great! Samwell: My dog, Pongo?Daenerys: Run over by a carriage.Samwell: My goldfish, Goldie?Daenerys: Eaten by the cat.Samwell: My cat?Daenerys: Choked on the goldfish.— Caroline Siede (@CarolineSiede) April 15, 2019Stefon’s Westeros Club CornerThere’s plenty of doom and gloom around the Seven Kingdoms, so to end each week on a lighter note, we will pick a location from the episode and describe it through the eyes of “Saturday Night Live” character Stefon.New Westeros’ hottest club is… CRYPT. Located in an abandoned warehouse on the upper eastside of Winterfell, this snow-covered nightmare cavern finally answers the question, “How tall is Kit Harington, really?”This place has everything: stone steps, dark corners, scented candles next to your beheaded father’s tomb, A FACELESS MAN… and is that Rickard Stark? No, it’s Samwell Tarly explaining that you’re banging your aunt!last_img read more

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Mason City nail salon placed on probation, fined

first_imgMASON CITY — A consent agreement has been issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health after complaints about a Mason City nail salon. Tips and Toes in the Willowbrook Mall was ordered closed by the state in later March after receiving several complaints about cleanliness. Among the complaints fielded by the state were a customer contracting a fungal infection after getting nails in June 2018; in the summer of 2019 complaints about sanitation and an employee not wearing gloves while working on a customer’s nails; and another complaint from a long-term customer that she had contracted dermatitis consistent with the business using a hazardous chemical in greater quantities than considered safe. Under the agreement, the salon will pay $3000 in fines within the next four months, submit to one unannounced state inspection and pay the costs incurred with it, and remain on probation for six months.last_img read more

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Odegaard catches up with Kroos, Modric and Valverde

first_imgLOST BALLS319 (every 8 ‘)457 (every 5 ‘)299 (every 6 ‘)232 (every 8 ‘) ACTIONS IN RIVAL AREA43 (every 62 ‘)76 (every 31 ‘)52 (every 36 ‘)35 (every 59 ‘) Martin Odegaard is no longer a promise and is ‘on point’ to play for Real Madrid. His season in Real Sociedad has confirmed a full player, of judgment and deployment, axis of the game and weapon in the attack, where he polishes his driving, his vision for the filtered pass and his shot. Odegaard is almost like a robot; he’s ready to play for Madrid ”, declared last week Leonid Slutski, his eclecticist in the Dutch Vitesse. An opinion that the statistics corroborate. At 21 years old, the Norwegian’s numbers with the San Sebastian team would be signed by any Madridista starter. They have nothing to envy to the reports of Kroos, Modric (in the club they see Martin as the perfect substitute for the Croatian, who is already 34 years old) and Fede Valverde, three basic players for Zidane in the media (Casemiro, non-negotiable, plays a very different function to that of Odegaard, interior). KROOSODEGAARDMODRICVALVERDE CREATED OCCASIONS84 (every 32 ‘)67 (every 36 ‘)42 (every 45 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) MINUTES PLAYED2,7022,4141,9052,068 FOULS COMMITTED24 (every 112 ‘)28 (every 86 ‘)28 (every 68 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) DOOR AUCTIONS21 (every 128 ‘)18 (every 134 ‘)13 (every 146 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) Source: Opta* 2019-2020 season data MATCHES PLAYED33283032 At the bottom you can see the comparison between the four players. It is Kroos who leads most of the sections (best average for recoveries, losses, percentage of good passes, shots and shots on goal, chances created …), but Odegaard is very close to the contribution of the German. His average of recoveries (one ball every 14 minutes from Kroos by one every 15 ‘from Martin), from shots (one every 42’ against every 49 ‘), from shots on goal (every 128’ and every 134 ‘) and from occasions created (every 32 ‘of the former Bayern and Odegaard every 36’) are very similar and improve the data of Modric and Valverde. Even the Norwegian leads some concepts. He needs fewer minutes to score (every 344 ’) and to attend (every 301) and he is the one who averages the most actions in the rival area (every 31’)… The boy has hit the stretch.His arrival at Real Sociedad has been key in this explosion. The Norwegian has fallen on his feet in Donostia and the philosophy of Imanol and the environment of the team has fit him like a glove. An award for a player who has demonstrated remarkable endurance. From a young age he endured tremendous pressure and that made him mature very soon. “His ability to handle setbacks is enormous. While other footballers require a whole week or need a new game to improve his self-esteem, he recovers quickly,” said his psychologist Klaus Pettersen.. After his father began to mold and ‘show’ it through media Europe, Madrid presented him in January 2015 to the media, escorted by Emilio Butragueño, as one of the great promises of football, although his salary was galactic : To eliminate Bayern from the race for his signing, Madrid promised him 3.5 million gross per season (two million net), something that caused friction with his new teammates from Castilla and loaded him with pressure and misgivings. Then the white club, his father and the player decided that the best thing would be to leave on loan to take flight. So, in 2017 he started chaining loans. First to Heerenveen, where he lived the most curves, and then to Vitesse, where he began to acquire the tone of a great footballer. 11 goals, 12 assists in 39 games were his numbers. But beyond statistics, there he acquired greater physical and soccer maturity, adding to his associative capacity, greater speed and dribbling capacity. ASSISTANCE8 (every 337 ‘)8 (every 331 ‘)4 (every 476 ‘)4 (every 517 ‘) SUFFERED FOULS47 (every 57 ‘)31 (every 77 ‘)27 (every 70 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) GOAL ATTEMPTS63 (every 42 ‘)49 (every 49 ‘)33 (every 57 ‘)30 (every 68 ‘) RECOVERIES191 (every 14 ‘)154 (every 15 ‘)131 (every 14 ‘)136 (every 15 ‘) % GOOD PASSES93.7%84.1%88.9%89.1% MATCHES AS HEADLINE3227192. 3 Madrid’s planThat ‘little’ who signed Madrid was no longer such, but in Chamartín they were aware that he had no place in a squad in which Isco, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde … So, Perhaps a decision was made that has been key in Martin’s career: yielding to Real Sociedad. In Donostia it has finished being done and now it is at the height of all a Real Madrid. At the Bernabéu they are convinced that he has a place in the next squad. Of course, as reported by AS on April 4, the player will have the last word. Continue on loan (Real signed a one-year loan, but he hopes to have another one) or be part of a Madrid project in which he would not be out of place. At least that’s what their numbers from this season say. COMPARISON BETWEEN ODEGAARD ​​AND KROOS, MODRIC AND VALVERDE GOALS5 (every 540 min.)7 (every 344 ‘)5 (every 381 ‘)2 (each 1,034)last_img read more

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Queen Elaine rules in Lausanne

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland:Sprint queen Elaine Thompson was at her majestic best in the 100 metres at the Athletissma Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland yesterday.The double Olympic sprint champion blew away her rivals to win in an impressive 10.78 seconds. With yesterday’s victory, Thompson took the lead in the event for the Diamond Trophy, jumping to 30 points, eight ahead of Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers on 22. Schippers did not compete at yesterday’s meet.It’s possible that Thompson could have gone faster. The athletes failed to hear a recall gun after a false start and they completed the distance. They were allowed a ten-minute break before the re-run and Thompson went well clear of her rivals. American Jenna Prandini was way back in second in 11.11, with third going to another American, Maroulake Akinosun, in 11.16. Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.27) and Christania Williams (11.48) finished sixth and eight, respectively.”There was a mix-up at the start and we had to do a re-run. It’s great to be able to produce 10.78 (after all that) and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season,” Thompson said. She added that she will not compete in Paris tomorrow.97TH SUB-10Asafa Powell gave Jamaica a second win at the meet. He won the men’s 100m in 9.96 seconds, the 97th sub-10 time of his career.Youssef Ben Meite of Cote d’Ivoire was second in 10.01, with third going to Joel Fearon of Great Britain in 10.05. Veteran Kim Collins of St Kitts was fifth in 10.24.”Another sub 10 seconds to my collection. That’s great. I am aiming for 100 and I am happy to be that fast despite not competing in an individual 100m for several weeks,” said Powell. The 33-year-old stated that he has at least two more years of competition left in him.There was top-three finishes for hurdler Omar McLeod and Julian Forte in their respective events.McLeod, the Olympic 110m hurdles champion, was edged out at the finish line by Olympic silver medallist, Orlando Ortega of Spain, who won in 13.11 seconds, McLeod was second in 13.12 with third going to Frenchman Dimitri Bascou, 13.25.”I will need to control my speed between the hurdles as it was very difficult today,” McLeod said. He added: “I will just have to wait for Zurich and Brussels Diamond League meets to try and close my season with a win.”Forte was third in the 200m in a season’s best 20.16 seconds. Churandy Martina of the Netherlands won in a National record of 19.85, with Alonso Edwards of Panama second in a season’s best 19.92.TRIPLE JUMPJamaica’s Kimberly Williams was sixth in the women’s triple jump with 13.75 metres, while Megan Simmonds was eighth in the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.15 seconds.Americans dominated the women’s hurdles events. Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad won the 400m hurdles in 53.78 seconds while the 100m hurdles was won by world record holder Kendra Harrison in 12.42 seconds.In other field events, both Valrie Adams of New Zealand and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar improved on their second-place finishes in their events at the Olympics.Adams got the better of gold medallist Michelle Carter of the United States, winning the women’s shot put with a heave of 19.94m as Carter took second with 19.49m. Germany’s Christina Schwartz was third with 19.33m.Barshim topped the high jump with 2.35m. Robbie Grabarz of Great Britain and Eric Kynard of the United States both cleared 2.32m for second and third.Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas put a disappointing Olympics behind him to finish second in the men’s 400m in 44.75 just behind American Lashawn Meritt, who won in 44.50Action in the Diamond League will move to Paris tomorrow.last_img read more

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Pelicans acquire Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “The draft asset that we acquired in this deal was far and away the best that we got. It’s just consistent with the direction, the plan that talked about,” Paxson said. “As we mapped out what Niko would be looking for financially, especially, that wasn’t part of our timeline. We now have a situation where we’re invested in these young guys. Our focus remains on the growth and development of them.”New Orleans had been seeking to unload the 7-foot Asik, who has struggled with his health and has been unable to return to his form from earlier in his career since the Pelicans signed him to a five-year, $58 million contract that would expire after next season if a team option is not picked up.Mirotic is due $12.5 million next season, but that becomes easier for the Pelicans to absorb now that Asik is off their books. He was due about $12 million next season.Still, financial flexibility remains important for New Orleans. Cousins enters free agency this offseason, and the Pelicans hope to re-sign him.The Pelicans won seven of the last eight games that Cousins played alongside fellow All-Star starter Anthony Davis. Two of those victories came against teams with the second- and third-best records in the NBA — the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics. Since Cousins’ injury, New Orleans has dropped two straight.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases New Orleans plays next at Oklahoma City on Friday night.As part of Thursday’s trade, Chicago will have the right to swap its 2021 second-round pick with New Orleans’ own 2021 second-round pick.In a corresponding roster move, the Bulls waived veteran wing player Quincy Pondexter, a former Pelicans player who has struggled with knee injuries for most of the past three seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors at the United Center on January 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPNEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick.The trade, announced by both teams late Thursday afternoon, comes less than a week after New Orleans lost All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for the season because of a left Achilles tear — and with the Pelicans still in the playoff picture.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mirotic has averaged 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds since missing the first 23 games this season because of two broken bones in his face stemming from a fight in practice with Bobby Portis. The altercation soured Mirotic on playing for Chicago, and the Bulls were looking to accommodate his request to be traded.“Niko’s representatives were consistent over the last several months that they wanted him moved,” said John Paxson, the Bulls’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “They never backed off of that stance one bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNelson has averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 assists in 43 games for New Orleans. Allen averaged 4.7 points before a broken leg sidelined him for 22 games. He returned to the active roster this week but did not play in Tuesday night’s loss to Sacramento. Asik has averaged 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14 games this season.Paxson said acquiring another first-round draft choice fits the plan of retooling the roster that was put in motion when Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.last_img read more

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Locals to Acquire Land Ownership Rights If…

first_img“If the Land Rights Bill before you members of the 53rd National Legislature is passed, local inhabitants will now get the legal authority to own land in the country,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told lawmakers.Delivering her Annual Message last Monday, the President reminded the lawmakers that her government had done its part by drafting the new Land Policy Act and it was left with them to do their part by enacting it into law.The Land Rights Bill, President Sirleaf noted, represents what she considered as a “landmark piece of legislation.  It establishes the legal basis for recognition of customary land rights.”If the bill is passed, it would be the first time in the nation’s history for rural communities to have their land rights legally recognized, she announced.She went on to say that the legal instrument will empower the local communities to have their land identified, delineated, mapped, deeded, recorded, properly managed and governed.“Implementation and enforcement will be helped by the Criminal Conveyance of Land bill, which curtails fraudulent land sales and enhances access to land tenure security,” the President promised – if her bill is endorsed by the lawmakers.The criminal conveyance bill that is also before the National Legislature for passage will help to deal with suspected criminals who are involved in multiple sales of land in the country.These instruments, she noted, are critical to social, political and economic development, “and are consistent with our development programs.”The proposed Land Rights Act seeks, among other things, to define and delineate the different categories of land ownership and rights recognized in Liberia and to prescribe the means by which each of the categories of land may be acquired, used, transferred and managed.The Act also seeks to ensure that communities, families, individuals and legal entities enjoy secure land rights free of fear of extortion, except in accordance with due process of law; and to guarantee equal access and protection and further confirm that land ownership is permitted for all Liberians regardless of their custom, ethnicity, language, gender or otherwise.Categories of lands as described in the proposed act include all lands in Liberia, whether presently or hereafter owned privately, publicly or collectively and its scope also covers all persons that own or seek to own rights or interest in land, including individuals, communities and agencies.It further covers the original acquisition of title and subsequent transfer of any interests of rights in land.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tipoteh ‘On the Wrong Side of History’

first_imgOne of the founding fathers of Liberia’s modern democracy, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, who on August 30, on the ELBC Super Morning Show opposed dual-citizenship for Liberians abroad, has come under strong criticism for not defending the cause he supported when he was in exile.A release from The All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, an assembly of six Liberian community associations in the Diaspora, under the signature of its chairman Eminent Emmanuel S. Wettee of Ohio in the United States, said Dr. Tipoteh “is on the wrong side of history.”The Diaspora organizations are Conference of Liberians (Southeastern United States), Coalition of Concerned Liberians, and The Federation of Liberian Communities in Australia, The United Liberian Association of Ghana, Liberia Dual-Citizenship Movement and the European Federation of Liberian Associations.The release admitted to Dr. Tipoteh’s contributions to “our country and we honor and respect your views on national issues, including dual citizenship.” However, it noted that he resided in the Diaspora where he opposed “the Government of the Republic of Liberia and its laws, including the 1973 Alien and Nationality Law. While in exile, you advocated for Diaspora Liberians’ involvement in the overall development of Liberia and their right to citizenship in Liberia (Dual Citizenship).“In the early 70’s when progressive movements were formulating in both the Diaspora and Liberia, Title 3 of the Liberian Code of Laws of 1956 known as the Aliens and Nationality Law, adopted by the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia on March 22, 1956 was amended through the Fourth Regular Session of the Forty-Fifth Legislature on May 9, 1974 as the Alien and Nationality Law, to be Title 4 of the Liberian Code of Laws Revised. “The 1974 Alien and Nationality Law include the automatic loss of citizenship as stated in Chapter 22 without any due process of the law. Progressives living in the Diaspora at the time cried foul that the law was modified to deny them of their Liberian citizenship as they return home. Today, the very law you opposed in the early 70’s is the law you are now supporting.”The release reminded Dr. Tipoteh that “when you oppose Dual Citizenship now, you are telling the Diaspora relatives of those that died supporting your “progressive activities” of the past that they no longer deserve to be Liberians. “Our quest for Dual Citizenship is not an event but a process that is a generational fight and shall continue from your time as an advocate when you lived in the Diaspora until it is achieved. Unfortunately, you have now turned your back on this progressive crusade for fairness and development of the Motherland and are now a member of the regressive forces in Liberia trying to deny other Liberians their rights to citizenship of their native land. “Dr. Tipoteh, you are on a “Sinking-Ship” and very soon your iconic progressive contributions shall be replaced and remembered by your “Anti Dual Citizenship” Standard Bearer ship.”Dr. Tipoteh, who recently turned 75, was the political leader of the Liberian People’s Party. He previously served as Budget Advisor to President William R. Tolbert, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs under Samuel K. Doe Administration. He was a former Associate Professor of Economics, former Chairman of the Economics Department, and former Director of the Management Research Institute at the University of Liberia.He was also the leader of the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA), one of the political bodies that agitated for participatory democracy for all Liberians. He opposed divisions of any kind among Liberians and right after the civil war, he organized the humanitarian group SUSUKUU that encouraged young men and women in arms to turn over their weapons, and assisted them to reintegrate in the Liberian society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Logger nabbed as CANU/Police unearth more ganja fields

first_img…over 2700 kg dried cannabis foundPolice have detained a male logger following the discovery of multiple fields of marijuana cultivation at Hururu Backdam. This arrest came during what was described as a four-hour eradication operation in the Berbice River area where ranks destroyed several fields of cannabis cultivation with plants measuring from a foot to four feet in height. Police have also observed that two camps with kitchen utensils, clothing and groceries were also found and have been destroyed by fire together with the prohibited plants.A ganja field which was unearthed at Upper Demerara RiverMeanwhile, another marijuana field was recently destroyed at 20 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, Upper Demerara, as E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police along with ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) continued a massive cannabis eradication exercise in the division.This time around, a three-acre cannabis field was discovered with some 1000 cannabis plants. The plants were said to range from one foot to one and a half feet in height, with an estimated accumulated weight of about 1000 kilograms. Additionally, 2700 kilograms of dried cannabis was discovered.One of the camps set alight by PoliceA nursery was also found which contained about 2000 seedlings. Also discovered was a makeshift camp with four makeshift beds, mattresses, hammocks, kitchen utensils, clothing and groceries. Police said the items were destroyed by fire. No arrest has been made so far in connection with the discovery. Investigations are ongoing.Several fields of marijuana have been destroyed recently at various points at Millie’s Hideout as Police beef-up a continuous drug eradication exercise. Recently, a farmer who hails from Kuru Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was charged in connection to the cultivation of a quantity of marijuana at the location. Twenty-two-year-old Gabron Williams also called “Short Man” was charged with cultivating cannabis sativa, a prohibited plant. Williams was arrested by Police after he was reportedly discovered on a marijuana camp at 7 Miles, Millie’s Hideout during a drug eradication exercise by ranks attached to the Division. At the time of the discovery, he was allegedly tending to the marijuana plants. After being caught, the defendant reportedly led ranks to several other marijuana farms at the location.last_img read more

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