The government has released the funeral arrangements for the late Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Colonel Eric Wamu Dennis, I.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Book of Condolence for the late Col. Dennis will be opened today, Tuesday, August 23, at Barclay Training Center (BTC) – the headquarters of the AFL – from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.On Thursday, August 25, the remains of Colonel Dennis will be conveyed under appropriate military escort from the St. Moses Funeral Parlor at 4:00 p.m. to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Paynesville for one night of wake-keeping, beginning at 6:00 p.m.The government further announces that on Friday, August 26, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Col. Eric Dennis at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at the Bensonville Cemetery in Bentol City, Montserrado County.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Deputy Chief of Staff, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has declared a period of mourning, during which time the national ensign of the Republic will be flown at half-mast from all public buildings from Friday, August 12, to Friday, August 26.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…merely agrees to meeting between AG, Opposition rep…but does not provide clarification for rejecting list – OppositionPresident David Granger has finally written to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in response to his request for clarification on the Head of State’s interpretation of the Constitution of Guyana regarding the appointment of a new Chairperson of the elections body.President David GrangerJagdeo had sought clarification in light of Granger’s unjustified rejection of the list of six nominees, which was submitted to him. On Wednesday, the Opposition Leader received a letter from the President, which, however, did not provide the clarification that the President had promised. This did not sit well with the Opposition, which, in a statement, expressed disappointment that the Government had not furnished the clarity sought in a matter of such national importance and magnitude. Instead, the President merely proposed that a meeting be held between Attorney General Basil Williams and a person of the Leader of the Opposition’s choice “in order to avoid further misinterpretation or misunderstanding of this important constitutional matter”.As a result, in a statement on Wednesday evening, the Office of the Opposition Leader stated, “We are disappointed that the clarifications that we requested have not been furnished. We are further disappointed that the President is unprepared to meet with the Leader of the Opposition on a matter of such crucial national importance. We had hoped that such a meeting would have exposed the President to a view that is different from that of the Attorney General, whom we presume, is advising the President on this matter.”The statement further states that in the interest of the nation, the Opposition Leader will accede to the President’s request, and will send a representative to the meeting with the Attorney General.“It is our hope that this engagement will provide the requisite clarity and will move the process closer to an early resolution,” the Opposition statement said.The lack of clarification came mere hours after the President promised to not end the process until both parties were satisfied.Granger had claimed that the initial candidates were unacceptable on the basis that they did not meet the constitutional requirement of being a judge or possessing the qualifications of a judge despite the fact that the Constitution provides for any other “fit and proper” person to be nominated.When questioned by media operatives, President Granger on Wednesday said, “I am obliged to conduct meaningful consultation with him; I will not make any choice unless the consultation is completed…I am a man of great patience; this is a constitutional matter that is important to Guyana and I don’t want to bring the process to an end without both sides being satisfied,” he expressed.The controversy on the matter revolves around the different interpretations of the Opposition Leader and the Government on Article 161 (2) of the Guyana Constitution on the appointment of a new GECOM Chairman.The relevant section of the Constitution states, “The Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person, to be appointed by the President from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition after meaningful consultation with the non-governmental political parties represented in the National Assembly.”The Opposition’s understanding conforms to the updated Constitution, which incorporates the Carter Formula to have a democratic process for the appointment of a chairman.The Carter Formula is designed and intended to achieve consensus between Government and the Opposition regarding the appointment of GECOM’s Chairman.GECOM’s composition was also designed to achieve a certain degree of equilibrium, hence three nominees from the governing party and three from the Opposition, with the Chairman holding a balance of power with a casting vote.Granger’s interpretation on the other hand seems to reflect the old 1980 Constitution, commonly known as the “Burnham Constitution”, which limits the pool of persons to be appointed to GECOM’s helm to only judges or those eligible to be a judge. This version of the Constitution also gives the President the power to unilaterally appoint a GECOM Chairman.Attorney General Basil Williams and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan had both signalled Government’s intention to activate a clause in the Constitution to allow the President to unilaterally appoint a GECOM Chair.Such a move would be dangerous as it alters the democratic process regarding the appointment of a person to be tasked with overseeing the elections process in the country.But Jagdeo contends that Government’s interpretation of that clause is also erroneous.To resolve the issue, Jagdeo said he was prepared to take the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice to rule on the correct interpretation of the constitution.
View Goodlow Accident in a larger map Photo: The Fort St. John RCMP continue to investigate this collision on Tuesday – Russ Beerling/Energeticcity.caUpdate: For an update on this situation, Click Here. Police continue to investigate a two vehicle collision on the 103 road – or as it’s more commonly known as the Cecil Lake Road.- Advertisement -The accident is located near the 217N road, near Goodlow. A detour route has been set up on 221 Road to allow vehicles to bypass the collision scene.Expect the road to be closed in that area for several hours. More information will be posted as it becomes available.If you have any information about this incident, including photos and video, e-mail email@example.comThe map below shows the accident’s location, near the 217N Road.Advertisement
Andy Gray says he is baffled by Liverpool’s decision to allow Divock Origi to remain on loan at Lille.With Daniel Sturridge suffering numerous injury problems and Luis Suarez long gone, the Reds have struggled for goals this season, with Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini all failing to fire.But Gray believes Origi, signed in a £10m deal from Lille in the summer and immediately sent back to the French club, could be the answer to their attacking problems and cannot understand why he is not already on Merseyside.“It’s puzzling,” said the expert pundit, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “There must be a reason why they can’t change it [the loan deal].“It’s an area where they have got real problems. Liverpool have got a centre forward that they own, playing abroad, who is the Belgium number nine and yet they have been unable to get him back.“They have loaned him out thinking they are going to be alright and here they are with all this trouble with Daniel Sturridge. There are no real other centre forwards available and playing well. They have got another striker out there playing for another club. It’s a strange situation.”
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister defended the recent bombing of Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq as military jets pummeled the area with fresh attacks on Sunday. A spokesman for security forces in the Kurdish-run region, Jabar Yawar, said the jets bombed an area about 50 miles north of Irbil near the border with Turkey for about an hour and a half. He said there were no civilian casualties because the area was deserted for fear of Turkish attacks. Yawar said he did not know whether any Kurdish rebels had been killed. “We are using our nation’s natural right under international law,” while keeping within limits of reason, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said when journalists asked about reports of a fresh cross-border operation, state-run media reported. After a surge in attacks by the rebels, some of whom are based in northern Iraq, Turkey said it would tolerate no more PKK attacks. Parliament voted to allow the military to strike rebel hideouts and camps across the Iraqi border. The U.S. and Iraq have asked Turkey to show restraint in its response to the guerrillas, fearing that a large Turkish incursion could destabilize what has been Iraq’s most stable area. Turkish forces have shelled across the border periodically, and sometimes have carried out “hot pursuits” – limited raids on the Iraqi side that last only a few hours. In a meeting with Erdogan on Nov. 5, President Bush declared the PKK a “common enemy,” and promised to share intelligence on the rebel group. Washington has been providing Turkey with intelligence, and a “coordination center” has been set up in the Turkish capital of Ankara so Turks, Iraqis and Americans can share information. The first confirmed air assault by Turkish forces in Iraq came on Dec. 16, when up to 50 Turkish warplanes entered Iraqi air space and bombed suspected PKK targets, prompting Iraqi officials’ to complain that Turkey’s actions were a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Still, they have said they recognize the threat posed by the PKK. The military said Saturday that “hundreds” of Kurdish guerrillas had been killed in that operation and in an incursion into Iraq by Turkish land forces two days later. On Saturday, Turkish jets bombed rebel targets inside Iraq for half an hour, following up by shelling the area from inside Turkish border. It was the third confirmed cross-border operation in less than a week by the Turkish forces.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonMilitary authorities were not immediately available to discuss any operations. The U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said before Sunday’s attack that the U.S. acknowledges Turkey’s right to defend itself but asked the U.S. ally and NATO member not to endanger Iraq’s stability. “At the same time, we’ve also said that we all have a pretty substantial interest in the stability of Iraq and none of us want to see operations pursued in a manner that can threaten basic stability inside Iraq,” Crocker said. On Saturday, Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in the third confirmed cross-border offensive by Turkish forces in less than a week, the military said. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has fought for autonomy in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast since 1984. The group is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
THE trial of a man accused of the rape and murder of Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin in Goa, India is due to get underway this Friday.Danielle, from Buncrana, was found dead in Goa on March 14 2017 and a local man, Vikat Bhagat, with whom she had been friends since 2016, is to stand trial accused of her rape and murder. Her mother, Andrea Brannigan, confirmed to RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke show that the trial is expected to get underway on Friday.Ms Brannigan has been granted a special status to assist the prosecution during the trial. She has appointed a lawyer to act on her behalf during proceedings.Previously Ms Brannigan spoke about the heartbreaking questions she has been left with following the untimely death of her daughter.“I would like to know why. My question is why. Why destroy her trust? Why take away my lovely daughter? Why let the world miss out, her sisters miss her terribly, her friends miss her. The world has lost a lot in losing her. She could have done so much good in the world,” she said.The family are also fundraising to cover the cost of having a legal representative in India and for costs associated with investigators and other services used by the family in their bid to get justice for Danielle.Anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting the website www.truthfordanielle.com or visit any Ulster Bank and say they would like to donate to ‘The Truth For Danielle Fund’ the fund has an account in Ulster Bank in Buncrana.Trial of man charged with Danielle’s murder begins this Friday was last modified: April 2nd, 2018 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:buncranaCasecourtDanielle McLaughlindonegalIndia
A Dungloe underage starlet has won a competition which has enabled him to be a flag-bearer at today’s All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park.Daire Gallagher won a Supervalu competition which encouraged youngsters to talk about their GAA hero.Daire wrote about his hero who is Donegal captain and talisman Michael Murphy. His account of his GAA hero Michael Murphy was selected as the best by a judging panel and he won the competition.Daire will now have the honour of representing his club today at Croke Park.Daire will be the flag-bearer and will proudly lead the teams out in front of a packed house at Croke Park later this afternoon.Good luck Daire. DUNGLOE UNDERAGE STAR WINS COMPETITION TO LEAD OUT KERRY AND TYRONE AT CROKE PARK was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 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:newsSport
MORE than 12,000 Donegal fans made their way to Dublin at the weekend for the quarter-final clash with Kildare.This was fan Ian McClay’s picture essay: FANS VIEW: PIX FROM DONEGAL’S VICTORY AT CROKE PARK was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:pictures donegal v kildare
Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has demanded that the Government commission an immediate and thorough risk assessment report into chemical munitions’ dumpsites located off the Donegal Coast.Location of known chemical munitions dumpsites (Red Stars) off the Donegal Coast.)Councillor Ó Fearraigh, who earlier this month raised the issue in a motion put before Donegal County Council, says that the Government must now take urgent action and investigate these sites as they could pose a very real and substantive risk to the public.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “Earlier this month, following concerns from local residents in the west of the county about this issue, I put forward a motion before Donegal County Council in which I called on the Department of the Marine to investigate claims that hundreds of barrels containing potentially toxic and hazardous material lie dumped just a few miles off the coast of Donegal.” “Past investigations by intergovernmental organisations and research agencies have confirmed that sites containing such material do in fact exist and have their origins dating back as far as the First World War.”“A report compiled in 2010 by the OSPAR Commission into past dumping at sea of chemical weapons and munitions, explicitly states that there are in excess of 150 known dumping locations throughout the convention area of which Ireland is a contracted party.”He added that while many of these dump sites contain conventional weaponry, some have been found to hold chemical munitions with the report finding that five such dumping sites have been identified off the Donegal coast.“According to the report, marine dumped chemical munitions pose a very real and substantive risk to life, particularly if it’s found that such weapons contain substances such as mustard agent or phosphorus which are both strongly mutagenic and carcinogenic.” “The report states that much of what we know about these dumping sites comes from information supplied to Ireland by the various overseas contracted parties and organisations such as NATO, the Royal Society in the UK, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and the Scottish Office of Agriculture, the Environment and Fisheries Department.”“It’s crucial if we are ever to know the true extent of the risk posed by these chemical weapons present off our county’s coastline that the Government here initiates a report into these sites so that the true nature of the problem may be made known.”“As well as my motion earlier this month into this issue, my party colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty has also tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for the Marine in which he has asked what action the Minister plans to take to investigate this matter.”“Working together, we are now calling on the Government to immediately commission an immediate and thorough risk assessment report into chemical munitions’ dumpsites located off the Donegal Coast before the worst should happen and lives are lost.”“This is a very serious situation and one which the Government cannot simply afford to ignore any longer.” ASSESSMENT OF DONEGAL CHEMICAL DUMPSITES NEEDED BEFORE LIVES LOST – CLAIM was last modified: October 19th, 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:chemical dumpsitesdonegal