First Lady Clar Marie Weah and Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist First Lady Clar Marie Weah and the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist have held discussions on a wide range of issues, including the protection and promotion of women and children’s rights in Liberia, according to a press release yesterday.The discussions between the two high profile women took place Tuesday, January 29, 2019, when Ambassador Wetterqvist paid a courtesy call on the First Lady at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia.During the talks, the First Lady and Ambassador Wetterqvist expressed deep concern over the various forms of violence and abuse against women and children, stressing a pressing need to address the situation.Mrs. Weah decried the increase in rape incidents and other forms of abuse across the country, describing them as unacceptable.She also disclosed plans to engage key stakeholders and institute programs that will not only endeavor to eliminate such crimes from the society but also empower women and children.The First Lady however called for support from the Swedish envoy, among other international groups.The Swedish Ambassador thanked the First Lady for her commitment and great initiatives towards the protection and empowerment of women and girls.Ambassador Wetterqvist explained that the Swedish government strongly supports the protection of women’s rights and related issues around the world, including Liberia.She described the First Lady as an influential person, particularly in advancing women’s issues in the country, as she assured her commitment to working together in various ways possible, the release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Every season there are a few footballers who everyone goes crazy for, when in reality, they simply aren’t as good as people like to make out.In this week’s top 10, we take a look at the players who currently get more credit than it’s due.Some are over-priced, some have lost what they once had, and others simply never had “it” in the first place!Subscribe to talkSPORT on YouTube for more sport entertainment.
The generator will be capable of supplying power to various city facilities, including the Greenleaf Reservoir booster station. VFW fish fry slated for Friday LA MIRADA – A fundraising fish fry is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the VFW Post 9148, 13932 Valley View. The suggested donation is $7 per person. Music will be provided by Joe Alvarez and the Redcoats.For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Academy to host kids’ theater class WHITTIER – A seven- week acting/drama workshop for children 4 to 15 years old will begin Saturday at the Southern California Academy of Music, 16316 E. Whittier Blvd. The workshop is designed to introduce children to acting techniques. It ends with small-scene performances in a recital setting. All workshops will be held Saturdays. Registration fee is $65. The classes are offered through La Mirada’s Community Services Department. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Historical Society presents home tour WHITTIER – The Whittier Historical Society presents its 2006 Historic Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The tour will begin at 14663 La Cuarta. The tour will feature a 1947 Regency style home with amenities from that period, a restored craftsman-style California bungalow and a historic ranch house. Refreshments will be served in the garden area of one of the historic homes. Tickets cost $20 prior to the event and may be purchased at the Whittier Museum. The cost on the day of the event is $25. For more information, call (562) 945-3871. Gemology group to meet tonight WHITTIER – The Whittier Gem and Mineral Society will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Members enjoy field trips, special programs and workshops. For more information, call (562) 696-3222. Volunteers needed for Relay for Life WHITTIER – Volunteers are needed to assist in the Whittier Relay for Life, which will be held from 9 a.m. June 10 to 9 a.m. June 11 at the Whittier College track. “Walk Around the Clock” is the theme of this year’s event, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the national program to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to volunteer, call (562) 907-9431. Expert to discuss Taiwan, WHO ROSEMEAD – The Taiwan Center will host health expert Bernard Weintraub, who will talk Saturday about the need for Taiwan to become a member of the World Health Organization. Taiwan is not allowed to join the WHO and Weintraub will make a case for the need to allow Taiwan access to curb avian flu and SARS. The event is sponsored by Friends of Taiwan Inc. A buffet of Taiwanese food will be served. The free event begins at 6 p.m. The Taiwan Center is at 3001 N. Walnut Grove Ave. For more information call (626) 307-4881. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Whittier City Council members have awarded a $19,960 contract to Moore Iacofano Goltsman Inc. to conduct five community meetings on graffiti. The meetings, approved at Tuesday’s council meeting, will consider prevention, abatement and enforcement. The meeting dates will be announced later. City seeking bids for acquatics center LA MIRADA – City Council members approved plans and authorized staff to seek bids for the proposed $24 mil- AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventlion aquatics center. The facility would include a family fun area with slides, play structures and a flow channel area, a 25-yard pool for swimming lessons, a 50-meter competition pool and a spa. The project would also include a 300-space parking lot. Construction is expected to begin in July, with completion anticipated for early August 2007. Whittier to buy power generator WHITTIER – The City Council has voted to purchase an emergency portable generator for $73,068 from Generator Service Co. of Rancho Cucamonga.
huge blow Latest Football News 2 REPLY REVEALED MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen are being targeted by Real Madrid, according to reports.The Premier League duo are wanted by Los Blancos in a £90million raid, according to The Sun, with Santiago Solari, the new Real Madrid manager, a big fan of the pair. He views Eriksen, the playmaker, as the perfect long-term replacement for Luka Modric, who is now 33 and is struggling to display his best form this season.Rashford, on the other hand, has been scouted by Real officials at recent matches, with interest in the England international a surprise given many believed Bernabeu chiefs were more likely to be keen on signing Paul Pogba, the midfielder, or forward Romelu Lukaku. 2 BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED no dice Spurs signed Eriksen for just £11million back in 2013 Rashford has struggled at club level this season, but has shown his talents while playing for England Rashford has started just five Premier League matches this season and his performances have been criticised by Jose Mourinho, the Man United manager. Real are reported to be ready to offer around £50million for the 21-year-old. shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Eriksen is a £40million target for Los Blancos as talks between him and Tottenham over a new contract have stalled, with 18 months remaining on his existing deal.Solari is also hoping to bring a new forward to the Bernabeu, with targets reported to include Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Radamel Falcao, both formerly of Man United.
Donegal County Council is to explore options to reinstate a crossing at the Mulantiboyle Bridge in Glenties which collapsed more than three years ago.Cllr Marie Therese GallagherThe costings for the bridge if more than €600,000.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher has welcomed plans to explore EU funding options to re-instate the bridge. Cllr Gallagher said “The estimated costs to re-instate this bridge is over €600,000, this seems to be to be an astronomical amount of money for a project of this size.“I have asked the council to investigate alternative sources of funding to have this bridge re-instated, and I have received a commitment from Council that all avenues will be investigated, in the meantime I have asked that a costing be done to instate a bailey bridge, like what has been installed on the Fintown-Glenfin road.“I have been assured that this will be done, and am hopeful that this measure if accepted by Council will allow access through this route for the people of Glenties.”She added that it is unacceptable that this bridge has been down for over three years, and a solution has to be found to this situation without delay. A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR GLENTIES was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Marie Therese GallagherGlentiesMulintaboyle Bridge
26 June 2015Cape Town’s Naming Committee has recommended names for seven footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Rhodes Drive to the mayor for decision.Tuan Guru, Ingrid Jonker, |a!kunta, Dawid Kruiper, Father John Oliver, Taliep Petersen and Father Basil van Rensburg are the names on the short list, released on 23 June, following a public participation process.The chairperson of the committee, Brett Herron, said the naming of these footbridges was an opportunity to commemorate these people and events that influenced the character and culture of Cape Town.“The naming of public spaces, bridges and roads, among others, is pivotal in building a shared community across different cultural, social and economic groups,” he said. “We want to create a city where residents feel acknowledged, heard and valued and this is why we have invested so much time and effort in the public participation processes.”Leaving a legacy|a!kunta, or Klaas Stoffel, was the first contributor to the Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd Archive of /xam and !kun texts. Working with Bleek and Lloyd, he contributed some narratives and a large number of words and sentences to the archive to help preserve the traditional language.Guru, or Imam Abdullah Ibn Qadhu Abdus Salaam, a prince from Tidore in the Trinate Islands and a descendant of the Sultan of Morocco, is regarded as the father of Islam in South Africa. In 1780, the Dutch invaders banished him to the Cape, where he was imprisoned on Robben Island for 12 years until 1792. While incarcerated, he wrote several copies of the Holy Qur’an from memory, possibly the first Qur’an in South Africa.Jonker was an iconic Afrikaans poet who committed suicide by drowning at the age of 31 in Sea Point. Her poems, written in her mother tongue, have been translated into other languages. Nelson Mandela read Jonker’s poem Die Kind (The Child) in full during his inaugural State of the Nation address to Parliament in May 1994.In commenting on the poem, he said: “In this glorious vision, she instructs that our endeavours must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child”. Of Jonker herself, Mandela said: “She was both a poet and a South African. She was both an Afrikaner and an African. She was both an artist and a human being. In the midst of despair, she celebrated hope. Confronted by death, she asserted the beauty of life.”Kruiper was a traditional healer and leader of the Khomani San in the Kalahari. He spoke for the rights of indigenous people to the United Nations in 1994, and was instrumental in the successful land claim for the San in South Africa, culminating in the restoration of 40 000 hectares of land in 1999.Father John was an Anglican priest from District Six who died in 2013. He founded the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative. As a community leader, he worked to bring about unity. “Father Oliver was one of the city’s distinguished religious leaders who used the gospel to mediate wherever divisions existed in different communities,” said Mayor Patricia de Lille following his death.“He played an instrumental role uniting religious leaders in the city and province through the formation of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum.”Petersen was a singer, composer and director of a number of popular musicals. He worked with David Kramer, with whom he won the Laurence Olivier Award, the highest honour in British theatre.“With Kramer focusing on lyrics and Petersen on melodies, they fused their respective unfinished Cape Town-inspired projects to create District Six: The Musical, an acclaimed meditation on the history of the region’s black culture,” writes music website, All Music. “The production was a hit, and a series of like-minded musicals followed, among themFairyland, Crooners and Klop Klop. Petersen and Kramer’s biggest international success was 1998’s Kat and the Kings, the first Cape Town musical performed on London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. It was nominated for a Tony Award and earned the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.”Father Basil was a Catholic priest who gained international recognition for his fight against the forced removals in District Six. He mobilised public opinion against the mass removals, writing to newspapers and holding public meetings. During apartheid, a “Friends of District Six organisation was set up, attracting international media interest, much to the government’s embarrassment and annoyance”, wrote UK newspaper, The Guardian.The processThe seven names have been recommended to De Lille for approval and, if supported, they will be recommended to the city council for a final decision.According to the city, the recommendation follows an initial public participation process conducted in November 2013 and February 2014, during which the public was asked to propose names. More than 2 000 name proposals were received.These were whittled down to 638 and the final seven were recommended for the concluding round of public participation, which ended last month.SAinfo reporter
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer gave Spain a 2-0 lead over Denmark in their Davis Cup relegation playoff on Friday. Both Spaniards beat their rivals in three sets, with Nadal overcoming Mikael Toregaard 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to put Spain ahead while Ferrer defeated Frederik Nielsen 6-1, 7-5, 6-2.Nadal returned to Davis Cup tennis after a two-year absence for the Group 1 match and secured his 22nd consecutive win in the competition.”It’s important to have the first point for our country,” Nadal said after the match.The 909th-ranked Toregaard failed to convert any of his three break points in the first set, which he then surrendered to the Spaniard with a double-fault on the indoor hard court.Nadal slowly improved the accuracy of his serve, even though the Dane hit some precise backhand shots to push the Spaniard.”I was improving during the match and it’s a straight-sets win,” said Nadal. “This surface is fast and it’s difficult to have control of the point.”Under the Davis Cup format, the winner will remain in Group 1 for the Europe/Africa Zone, while the loser faces Sweden in a second round relegation playoff.
On October 31 in 2005, MS Dhoni blasted his way to his career-best ODI score of 183 against Sri Lanka at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.Dhoni had already announced his arrival when he hammered 148 off 123 balls against Pakistan in April 2005. That knock established Dhoni as a reliable batsman.However, what followed was a series of low scores until he struck two fifties in a tri-series in Zimbabwe to get back into rhythm.In the third ODI of the 7-match series, Sri Lanka posted a competitive 298/4 after electing to bat.India did not get an ideal start as Sachin Tendulkar departed in the first over leaving the hosts 7/1.Dhoni was promoted to bat at No.3 and after a watchful first 7 deliveries he faced, Dhoni unleashed the beast inside him to hit a six over cover off Chaminda Vaas to get India up and running.Throwback – On this day in 2005, @msdhoni notched his highest ODI score. KaBOOM all the way pic.twitter.com/UM3B3aTRJyBCCI (@BCCI) October 31, 2018Dhoni and opener Virender Sehwag that took the attack back to the Sri Lankan bowlers to stitch together a 92-run stand before the opener was trapped leg before wicket by Muttiah Miralitharan.But that did not stop Dhoni from playing attacking cricket as he forged another 86-run stand with skipper Rahul Dravid.Dhoni then put on 65 runs with Yuvraj Singh before Venugopal Rao played second fiddle to take India home.Dhoni remained not out on 183 off 145 balls, hitting 15 fours and 10 sixes, as India reached the target with 23 balls and 6 wickets in hand.advertisementDhoni made his India debut under Sourav Ganguly in an ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong in December 2004.Ganguly believed in giving chance to youngsters and he even gave up his batting positions to fit in a player. After a few poor performances, Dhoni was promoted to bat at No.3 and he proved his worth with a thunderous 148 against Pakistan and then a few months later blasted his way to 183 against Sri Lanka.Dhoni was later named as India captain for the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 in South Africa. He guided a young Indian side to the title after India defeated Pakistan by five runs in the final.Also read – MS Dhoni faces the biggest test of his career as World Cup looms closerAlmost four years later, Dhoni played one of the memorable knocks of his life scoring 91 not out off 78 balls as India created history by winning their second World Cup in 2011. Hosts India started the 2011 World Cup as favourites and suffered just one defeat as they set up a final date with Sri Lanka. An out-of-form Dhoni, who had scores of 31, 34, 19*, 12*, 22, 7 and 25, promoted himself ahead of an in-form Yuvraj Singh after India were reduced to 114 for 3 in 21.4 overs chasing a stiff 275 for victory.Dhoni had stitched together a match-winning 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Gautam Gambhir (97) and then was involved in an unbeaten 54-run stand with Yuvraj to guide India to their second World Cup triumph.In 2013, India started the ICC Champions Trophy as favourites in England in 2013. Dhoni guided his troops as India ended the tournament unbeaten.Also read – Believe it or not: MS Dhoni has been dropped. Here is why it happenedDhoni is the only captain in cricket’s rich history to win all the ICC trophies.Dhoni, who retired from Tests in December 2014, stepped down as captain of the limited-overs teams in January 2017.He has scored 10173 runs from 331 ODIs at an average of 50.11 with the help of 10 centuries and 67 fifties.Dhoni is going through one of the worst phases in his international cricket career at the moment and has struggled to put up 275 runs from 19 ODIs in 2018.