Prophet Flomo, Other Clergies Want Protest Organizers Abandon Plan

first_imgProphet Flomo: “My concern has to do with the country’s peace and security.”By David A. Yates and Simeon WiakantyThe founder of God Deliverance Church, Prophet Moses Flomo, has called on organizers of the planned June 7 “peaceful protest” to abandon the protest, and dialogue with the government to keep the country peaceful.Prophet Flomo believes that staging a protest in the cause of the Liberian people to seek redress from the government is not in the right direction, “because some of the protesters may have different motives than the peaceful context the organizers had in mind for the exercise .Flomo spoke recently in Congo Town at the end of a three-day fast and prayer revival that marked the celebration of the church’s anniversary.“Family members of those who are organizing the protest are living outside the country, and will not be troubled when the situation should turn otherwise,” Prophet Flomo said. “Not only that, but our country’s peace will be troubled.“It is the ordinary Liberians that will suffer the consequences of any protest. Everyone is interrelated in this small country, with the right to enjoy the wealth which God placed here,” Flomo added.He said that whatever affects the ordinary people by any uprising annoys God, “because He will not be pleased with those bent on causing confusion in the land by whatever means.”Prophet Flomo used the occasion to appeal to President George Weah to grant the Council of Patriots another opportunity to present their “grievances” at a roundtable conference so as to maintain the country’s peace.In a related development, several pastors across the country under the banner, “National Wings of Success Pastoral Network (NWSPN) Incorporated, say the country’s peace is still fragile, therefore, the June 7 protest must be abandoned.Bishop G. Sylvester Wallace (center) addresses journalists at a news conference in PaynesvilleNWSPN president, Bishop G. Sylvester Wallace, told reporters at a recent news conference that while it is true that the country faces series of challenges; and that everyone has the right to protest peacefully and present grievances to their government, it is also important to note that the years of unbroken peace Liberians have enjoyed should not be jeopardized in the name of “saving the state.”Bishop Wallace informed the reporters that Liberians need to remember that peace is one of the values that are costly and cannot easily be bought, adding, “the peace we have enjoyed over the years was obtained through the grace and mercy of the Almighty and must remain.”He said that plans are underway by the organization to meet the organizers of the planned June 7 protest and other stakeholders to ensure that the pending event is turned down for the sake of peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who stabbed ex-lover to stand trial in High Court

first_imgCleveland Williams, a 46-year-old father of one who allegedly stabbed the mother of his child, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court. The D’Urban Street, Georgetown resident was committed by city Magistrate Judy Latchman after a prima facie case was made out against him.Following the decision, Williams told the Court: “I’m not a troublesome person; I just got myself into this problem accidentally.”He was charged for unlawfully and maliciously wounding Loshanna Boyce on April 17, 2018 at D’Urban Street, Lodge with intent to murder her.Reports are Boyce had just taken the couple’s daughter to school when the incident occurred.The two were said to be arguing when Williams whipped out a knife and stabbed the woman several times.He, however, denies wilfully stabbing Boyce, explaining that they were fighting and ended up in a nearby trench where she was accidentally stabbed.Williams had previously taken out a restraining order after a report of domestic violence.last_img read more

ESPN decides to part ways with studio analyst Irvin

first_img“It’s fine,” Irvin said Saturday night. “These are exciting times for me and my family. There are a lot of opportunities to explore.” Controversy has surrounded Irvin twice in the past 15 months. in Antwerp, Belgium Andy Murray beat Andy Roddick for the second straight year in the SAP Open semifinals in San Jose, knocking off the top seed 7-6 (8), 6-4 to advance to the final against Ivo Karlovic, who earlier defeated Benjamin Becker 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the other semifinal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During a November 2005 traffic stop, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge when a routine search turned up a drug pipe inside his car. Irvin claimed the pipe belonged to a close friend whom he had been trying to help kick an addiction. ESPN suspended Irvin for one week for “not divulging” information about his arrest to the network This past November, Irvin joked on the air that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s athletic ability must be the result of some African-American heritage. Irvin later apologized for being “inappropriate and insensitive.” COLLEGES: Frank Broyles, who has spent nearly 50 years as football coach and athletic director at Arkansas, will retire at the end of the year. TENNIS: Amelie Mauresmo moved within one victory of winning a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy, beating Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Diamond Games tournament. Mauresmo will face home favorite Kim Clijsters, who defeated Tatiana Golovin 6-4, 6-3. center_img Michael Irvin has lost his ESPN gig, barely two weeks after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Cowboys’ all-time leading receiver spent four years as an NFL studio analyst for the all-sports network. ESPN decided Friday “as part of an annual evaluation” not to exercise an option in Irvin’s contract; it was confirmed Saturday. last_img read more

Hoping cyclists grab a Lime

first_imgWATERLOO, Wis. – Bill Lange thought his bike riding days were over. Gears were complicated. Stores were intimidating. Plus he wasn’t exactly itching to put those tight spandex shorts on his 58-year-old body. Then Lange, of suburban Milwaukee, saw an ad for a new type of bike out this spring. The Lime, by the world’s top bicycle-maker Trek, automatically shifts gears, has a wide seat and fluid style that looks like bikes Lange rode as a kid. He was sold on the concept and bought the three-speed Lime for himself and one for his wife, no small investment at about $500 each. “Anything that has gears – it’s complicated. And at 58, you don’t want complicated, you want automatic,” Lange said. Bicycle-makers like Trek – the Waterloo, Wis.-based brand that Lance Armstrong rode in his Tour de France victories – and other industry players hope these automatic bikes will encourage non-riders to take up the sport. With an estimated 160 million people considered potential riders, strong sales could reverse the flat growth and dwindling rider numbers that have plagued the industry for years. The bicycling industry saw sales of all products – from bikes to those spandex shorts – at nearly $6.2 billion in 2005. But it’s estimated to have dropped to $5.8 billion last year, said Jay Townley, an industry analyst with Gluskin Townley Group, based in Lyndon Station, Wis. Sales have been flat for the past 12 years, and companies are looking to woo new riders, he said. The number of riders – age 7 and up who ride at least six times a year – dropped from its most recent peak of 56.3 million in 1995 to 43.1 million 10 years later. The industry has performed relatively well, especially on sales of road bikes made popular by Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner, said Andy Clarke, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. But something is needed to woo casual riders, even if they’re just hopping on their bike to grab a cup of coffee or going around the block with their kids, said Clarke, whose group has 300,000 members in affiliated clubs. “Long-term, to keep replenishing the customer base, it’s the non-enthusiast that has to be spoken to and brought into the fold,” Clarke said. Automatic shifting uses a computerized gear from bike component maker Shimano called Coasting, which is also used in new bikes by Trek, Raleigh America and Giant Bicycle Inc. Shimano spent several years figuring out why ridership has decreased, and realized people wanted to ride for fun, they were just intimidated, said Shannon Byrant, Coasting coordinator for the Irvine-based company. So Shimano designed the Coasting system to place enjoyment over performance and each of the three brands incorporated it into a design. On the Lime, it works like this: A hub in the front wheel acts as a speedometer and communicates electronically through wires within the bike frame to a computer near the pedals. The computer then communicates with a three-speed internal shifter. The speedometer sends a signal to switch gears – which makes a quick, quiet buzz – after riders hit 7 mph and again at 11 mph. The pedals power the system so no batteries are needed. To stop, riders use the same coaster brake – engaged by pedaling backwards – that so many people remember from their youth. The result is no learning curve and little upkeep.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

first_imgA group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India yesterday are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his first dispatch. Hi folks,The team and I spent our first full day working on the Habitat building project, but before we started work the group leaders took us to a primary and secondary school, and what an eye opener.So many smiling faces and the enthusiasm of the children to make the best of the opportunity they have been given was overwhelming. These were children from a small village called Perani, approximately 25 miles from the city of Pondicherry, I did not see any shoes but lots of massive welcoming smiles, Habitat have been working in this village for a number of years and the difference it has made to the quality of life seems amazing.We called to a nearly completed house and met with the new owner, a woman of 38, who had brought up two children in a mud and straw hut approximately 12 x 12 feet. She told me her son was now training to be a teacher and he was 22 and her daughter was married, the pride the woman had in showing us the new property she was receiving was amazing. It was a simple three room house but it was constructed to survive an earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale, cyclones and floods all of which are common in this area. We as a team are working on the construction of a similar house, it will accommodate a family of five, the husband and wife assisted us. We spent most of today moving and sieving sand in preparation for tomorrow when we hope to create a ring beam around the house to support the roof. We were all exhausted by the end of the day working in temperatures which touched 35 degrees and I expect that none of us will have any difficulty sleeping tonight.Our second day was similar to the first but the temperatures broke forty degrees at times, we spent our whole day moving and sieving approximately five tonnes of sand again, thankfully this task is now completed. I was never as glad to get into the shower. Today was Niamh Flemming’s 22nd birthday so we may have a celebratory drink with her. Tomorrow we will be pouring a concrete roof we will have the house sealed by week’s end.TonyPondicherry, India.LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES was last modified: June 26th, 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:LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIESLYIT studentslast_img read more

Dancing for Aoibhinn – Fundraising event taking place for twin tot with leukaemia

first_imgA fundraising event is being organised to support little Aoibhinn McGowan, who is currently undergoing treatment in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. The event will take place in Óstan Loch Altan on Friday the 19th of August at 9pm. Music by Josie Cannon followed by DJ Wild.They are hoping to raise as much as possible for Aoibhinn’s difficult journey towards recovery. Aoibhinn’s family would like to extend their gratitude for all of the support.Aoibhinn’s twin sister, Alice, will be delighted to see her sister get better.Dancing for Aoibhinn – Fundraising event taking place for twin tot with leukaemia was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:fundraisingleukaemiaour ladys hospitallast_img read more

BRAVE URRIS LOSE OUT IN PROVINCIAL DECIDER

first_imgRock St Patrick’s (Tyrone) 2-12, Urris (Donegal) 0-7THEY’RE a credit to their club and their county; but this evening the brave men of Urris just came up short in their Ulster Club Junior Championship Final in Co DerryA strong second-half showing propelled Tyrone’s Rock St Patrick’s to the provincial title. The Tyrone champions shaded a close first-half on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-4 but seized control of proceedings after the restart thanks to goals from Conor McCreesh and Eamon Ward.Urris’ woes were compounded when Mark McLaughlin missed a second-half penalty.The final scoreline flattered the Tyrone outfit.But Urris can be proud of their run through Donegal and into Ulster this year.  BRAVE URRIS LOSE OUT IN PROVINCIAL DECIDER was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalThe RockTyroneURRISlast_img read more

West Ham ‘make £16m offer’ for World Cup ace also wanted by Liverpool and Everton

first_img LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The 29-year-old only joined Besiktas in January after five successful years with Dynamo Kyiv, but it is looking likely he will leave Turkey this summer – with a host of clubs interested in securing his services. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Everton and Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Vida throughout the World Cup, but one of their Premier League rivals have made the first move in trying to acquire the defender.According to NTV Spor, West Ham have made a formal approach for Vida, submitting to Besiktas a bid worth around £16m (€18m). IN DEMAND Vida caught the eye with some impressive performances at the World Cup TOP WORK West Ham have made a £16million bid for Croatia star Domagoj Vida, according to reports.Vida, the Besiktas centre-back, has emerged as one of the finest defenders throughout the World Cup, having starred as Croatia reached their first ever final before suffering defeat at the hands of France. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 2 RANKED moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest transfer news Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Vida could leave Besiktas just six months after joining The Hammers’ offer has been rejected with Besiktas regarding it as too low, and the Turkish side are prepared to wait until the end of the transfer window before selling Vida to drive the price up, especially as a bidding war may begin due to Everton and Liverpool’s interest in the 29-year-old.last_img read more

Statement from West Ham after coach attends DFLA rally marred by violence

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed West Ham United have suspended a youth team coach while they investigate the circumstances behind his attendance at a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), which was marred by violence.Accused of Islamophobia and racism by its critics, the group marched through central London on Saturday to protest against what it’s Facebook page listed as ‘returning jihadists, veterans treated like traitors, thousands of AWOL migrants’, light sentences for paedophiles and an ‘epidemic of gang and knife crime’. latest tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 As Phillips does not appear to have broken any laws, the case was passed on to his club, which took the decision to suspend him on Tuesday.In a statement, a Kick It Out spokesman said: “We can confirm we’ve received a report about a West Ham coach claiming to have attended the DFLA rally. We have passed it on to the club and are liaising with them about the issue.”In a statement, a spokesperson for the east Londoners said: “West Ham United is an inclusive football club. Regardless of gender, age, race, ability, religion or sexual orientation, every supporter within our diverse fanbase is warmly welcomed at London Stadium, free to enjoy watching their team play football without fear, discrimination or abuse. SORRY Most Popular Football Stories scrap In a series of posts on his Twitter feed, which he has now protected, Phillips said he attended the march and then defended the group against claims it is “far right” and was to blame for violence with the police and anti-fascism protesters on Saturday.These tweets were forwarded to football’s anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out on Monday and it passed them on to the Football Association, as Phillips is a “participant in the game”. 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City LATEST Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion A second protester was also filmed being struck by a member of police A police officer strikes a protester at the march (footage courtesy of the DFLA Facebook page) “We have a zero tolerance policy to any form of violent or abusive behaviour. We continue to protect and cherish those values. And we remain committed to ensuring that every single member of the West Ham family feels safe, respected and included.”Earlier this year, the Premier League warned its clubs against the rising influence of the DFLA’s forerunner, the Football Lads Alliance, which it said was using the game to spread Islamophobia.The FA issued a ban to former Hammers director of player recruitment Tony Henry after comments he made about African players.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY’S SARGASSO RESTAURANT NOMINATED FOR FOUR AWARDS

first_imgA Letterkenny restaurant has been nominated in four categories at this year’s Restaurants Association of Ireland Ulster Awards.Sargasso on the Port Road has been nominated for Best Restaurant in Donegal, Best Casual Dining in Donegal and Best Customer Service in Donegal.The popular restaurant’s head chef, Martin Hernandez, who trained in Neven Maguire’s famous MacNean House, Cavan, has also been nominated in the Best Chef in Donegal category at the awards which take place tonight in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast. Sargasso and Head Chef Martin are dedicated to only using local produce and work with local farmers and suppliers in sourcing only the best produce to create top quality dishes, fresh seafood and steaks are the speciality and everything is made from scratch in house for extra flavour and freshness.The county winners will be announced tonight at the Merchant Hotel and mystery guest visits will then take place after these events until May 24 when the National Academy Judges meet in Dublin to choose overall province winners for the June 10th event in The Burlington, Dublin.The management and staff would like to thank all their customers for their support and everyone who voted for them in this year’s awards.Caroline Robinson, Manager, said: “We are very excited to be nominated for the awards. We’re in the business a year and a half now and are very thankful for the support we have received from our customers from the beginning.”   LETTERKENNY’S SARGASSO RESTAURANT NOMINATED FOR FOUR AWARDS was last modified: April 17th, 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:awardsSargassolast_img read more