President George M. Weah greets Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, widow of the late Rep. Adolph A. Lawrence at the opening of the book of condolenceThe rotunda of the Capitol Building fell silent on Tuesday, April 23, in tribute to the Rep. Adolph Akwe Lawrence of Montserrado District #15. Rep. Lawrence died in a tragic motor accident on Monday, March 25, on Tower Hill, along the Robertsfield highway.The House’s Tuesday session, which was expected to mark the resumption of works after a two-week Easter Break, was obviously postponed.Jumpstarting the four-day itinerary of the funeral events for the late Rep. Lawrence, President George M. Weah gathered with hundreds of Liberians, including members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, clad predominantly in black, to mourn the fallen representative. Also there were members of the Cabinet, bereaved family, sympathizers, personal staff and staff of the Central Administration of the Legislature.The Independent Legislative Caucus (ILC) and the Majority Bloc of the House of Representatives, as well as the Aggrieved and Majority members of the Senate were ‘united’ in grief and individually signed the Book of Condolence in memory of Rep. Lawrence.According to the protocol for the signing of the Book of Condolence in memory of Rep. Lawrence, which began at 10:09 a.m., President Weah and members of the Cabinet began the signing, followed by the Vice President and members of the Senate. The Speaker and Members of the Honorable House of Representatives, as well as the Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the Consular Corps, and heads of international organizations and, lastly, Political Parties.Though the President didn’t speak to the press, but he started with the sign of the cross before writing his condolence note, and then ended it with another sign of the cross and then a silent prayer as he stood and bowed lightly.The President then proceeded to greet and sympathize with Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence – the widow to the late Rep. Lawrence. Sen. Karnga-Lawrence, who is also the political leader of the Liberty Party, has been very “vocal” on the governance and economy of the country under the CDC-led government.Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, in her condolence remarks said: “Rep. Adolp Lawrence was committed, strong and eloquent.”House Deputy Speaker Prince Moye said: “Rep. Adolph Lawrence was a strong pillar, dedicated, good with words and smart.”Former Sinoe County District #1 Representative, Jefferson Kanmoh, who is currently the National Security Advisor to President Weah, described the late Adolph Lawrence as “comrade-in-arms” and said, “he stood for higher causes and journeyed to join the legends of the fallen comrades-in-arms.”Meanwhile, today, April 24, the signing of the Book of Condolence will continue with members of the Clergy, National Muslim Council, Autonomous Agencies, officials and Citizens of District 15 Montserrado County and the general public.On Thursday, April 25, at 8:30am, the body of Rep. Lawrence will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors in Sinkor and taken to the Capitol Building to ‘lie in state’ at 10 a.m. The body will later be taken to the Paynesville City Hall for one night of wake keeping from 5pm to 12 mid night, after which the body will be returned to the funeral parlor.On Friday, April 26, the body of the Rep. Lawrence will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor at 8:30 a.m. and taken to the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia for one hour of wake keeping, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Rep. Lawrence at the same venue beginning at 11 a.m., and will be followed by interment at the Kaiser Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville, Montserrado County.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Rep. Lawrence, President George M. Weah 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 in Montserrado County on Thursday, April 25 and on the day of interment, Friday, April 26.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
EL SEGUNDO – As if the questions about their second six-game losing streak of the season and their 36-point drubbing by Dallas weren’t enough, the Lakers also have to wonder just what player they will be getting back this week in Lamar Odom. Odom returned to the practice court Monday – along with forward Luke Walton – and is hopeful of playing Thursday at Denver. That would be less than two weeks after suffering a torn labrum that likely will require surgery after the season. There were positive reviews for both players, whose return undoubtedly will help stabilize a team that has lost 12 of its past 15 games. Whether Odom, though, will be an attacking player or one who is protecting his left shoulder remains to be seen. “I’m going to go out there and play at full throttle,” Odom said. When he is at his aggressive best, Odom is one of the NBA’s most dynamic players, capable of using his speed to take a bigger forward off the dribble or using his size to post up a smaller forward inside. When he is at his passive worst, Odom is largely a jump shooter who takes up residence on the perimeter. Far from putting up triple-double numbers, Odom sometimes goes long stretches without even touching the ball. Odom was the former before he injured his right knee in December and the latter after he returned. The Lakers won just six of 17 games with him back; Odom averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists but shot 41.7 percent. Now the question is which Odom will return for the final 18 games of the regular season. How Odom goes likely will determine whether the Lakers can make something out of this injury-ravaged season. Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis, who ran Monday’s practice while head coach Phil Jackson went to the dentist, acknowledged Odom would be putting himself in a position to aggravate his shoulder just by trying to secure a rebound. “You put that shoulder in a situation where you’re reaching back and somebody grabs it, you know it’s going to hurt,” Rambis said. “So it’s something that he’s going to have to continue to fight through and play. “We hope, like he showed today, that he can play through that and he can block it out and be aggressive, and that’s what we need from him.” Odom has been vague about the state of his shoulder, although he reported no pain after practice. He would not commit to offseason surgery and said of his first day back: “I’m just taking my time. I’ll mix it up a little bit more (today).” Rambis said the Lakers forced Odom, who uses his left hand almost exclusively on the floor, to test his shoulder in practice by playing him at a wing spot instead of in the backcourt. “He was in rebounding, he was attacking the basket and he was getting inside,” Rambis said. “That let us know that at least at some point in time mentally, that he’s ready to go with that and ready to challenge his shoulder.” Walton, meanwhile, remained on track to return against Denver. He said he started feeling weakness in his injured right ankle only at the end of practice, after he had become fatigued from playing in three full-court games. The Lakers are 6-15 without Walton, not that he expected his return (along with Odom’s) to provide any guaranteed relief from the Lakers’ collective misery; their past three losses have come by an average of 24points. “It’s not that simple,” Walton said. “We’re not playing like a team right now. Just throwing guys back in there is not going to make it happen. It’ll help, because I think Lamar and I are both very unselfish players, but we’ve got to do it as a team. “We have to all start buying into the offense again, and our defense, we’re not even playing any defense. We’ve got to as a team come together and decide we want to start stopping people.” Rambis also provided some insight as to how Jackson is handling this horrifying stretch of losing. Jackson had suffered through only two five-game losing streaks as a head coach before this season. According to Rambis, Jackson told the Lakers after Sunday’s loss to Dallas that they still were looking at a favorable first-round matchup in the playoffs as long as they could recapture the spirit with which they played earlier this season. “We don’t know if we can beat those teams, but we can certainly challenge all of those teams and make it tough on them in the playoffs in a seven-game series,” Rambis said. “So he still has that confidence, he still has the belief in the team and the guys.” Also: The NBA assessed Kobe Bryant a flagrant foul type1 for an elbow he delivered to the head of Philadelphia’s Kyle Korver late in the first half of Friday’s loss. No foul was called on the play; Bryant was trying to dribble free for a shot. … Bryant and Brian Cook were excused from Monday’s practice. The Lakers played five-on-five with 40-something assistant coaches Brian Shaw and Craig Hodges on the floor. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3610
FROM JOHN SMITHSON IN READING: The widow of a man found buried under a pile of sand inside a workvan has told a jury his accused killers – including a Donegal Town man – treated him like family and even called him a son or brother.Shaleem Amar, 33, died from massive head injuries allegedly suffered in a brutal hammer attack on November 17 last year carried out at a luxury home he was renting through the men charged with his murder.Donegal Town man Robert Derek Johnston, 57, known as Derek (right), and his sons Ben, 27, Tom, 25, and their employee Shaun Matthews, 56, all deny the murder charge. The victim’s widow, Shajiba Amar, 32, told Reading Crown Court that she met the entire Johnston family in the summer of last year at a central London restaurant where the birthday party of Derek’s son Jamie Johnston, who is not involved in the case, was taking place.She described the men’s relationship with her husband as being “very close.”“They were laughing, joking and hugging each other,” she said from behind a screen, shielding her from the four men standing in the dock flanked by prison officers. “They were very jovial. Derek hugged my husband and said he was like a son to him.“They were fond of him and my husband was fond of them.”She said Jamie Johnston had also described her husband as being a brother to him. They had also nicknamed him Max, she added.Prosecutor Noel Lucas QC told the court that Mr Amar had been at large right up to his death.Mrs Amar said her husband had absconded for three years after he was arrested in 2004 for possessing a firearm.He was arrested and sentenced to four and half years in prison in 2007, but three years later he did not return to prison while on day release.Mrs Amar said she had their third child while he was in jail and her husband had regretted not being there for the family.She said her husband wanted to make it up to them and asked them to move into a gated luxury property with a pool called Tresanton that he was renting in Sunningdale, Berkshire.“I disagreed and said ’I don’t want a big house with a pool, I just want to be a family’,” she said.“He saw how I struggled financially while he was in prison.”She said six weeks prior to his death the family had moved in but she was still renting an apartment in east London.A week before her husband’s death, she said the Johnstons told them social services were asking questions.She said she had intentions of dropping social benefits she received as it became apparent her husband could support them.“We were working on our marriage,” she said.She said during their final six weeks together they had “become very close” and added: “We had rediscovered each other.”She said her husband trusted the Johnstons and asked them what to do when he was told social services were on to them.“Derek suggested that I go back (to her apartment) just for a week,” she said.She said she and the children moved out that Friday but visited him at the weekend and she had also visited Tresanton on the day of his death.She dropped her children off at school and her youngest daughter at nursery and arrived at her husband’s home just before 1pm.But she said there was a white van parked in the driveway behind the gates, blocking her from entering.She said she hit the buzzer and after several minutes Derek Johnston came out of the house.“He shut the back door of the van. He was ignoring me,” she said.“When I greeted him he didn’t look at my face. I thought he was being rude but didn’t say anything.”She said when she asked where her husband was, he told her he’d gone to the airport to pick someone up and called out to his sons telling them she was here.“He said my husband had left him to lock up after he dropped off the tumble drier,” she said.“I had no reason to doubt him.”She said she walked up to the front patio and entered the front door, when she saw Tom and Ben to her left facing the swimming pool.Mrs Amar said she never saw anything in the van.She said her husband forged a business relationship with the Johnstons in 2009 in what he described as “investments”.Pausing and breathing heavily, the emotional Mrs Amar said her husband only had good things to say about the men.“I thought it was investments as far as I know,” she said.“He said they were a good family, honest and well respected.”The trial of Johnston senior, 57, and his two sons, all from Pampisford, Cambridgeshire, and Matthews, from Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, is expected to run until mid-December.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content and Ideas including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comHAMMER MURDER TRIAL: DONEGAL TOWN ACCUSED WAS ‘LIKE FAMILY’, SAYS VICTIM’S WIDOW was last modified: November 12th, 2011 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)
Donegal’s Ulster Final will take place in Clones, Monaghan, despite suggestions that the game will take place in Croke Park, Dublin. The game will go ahead on the 17th of July. Dublin GAA legend Ciaran Whelan said there was an argument for having the Ulster Final in just two weeks time at GAA headquarters, however this was over-looked and it was announced today that it would instead take place in Clones.Tír Chonaill abú – bring on Tyrone!DONEGAL VS TYRONE ULSTER FINAL VENUE CONFIRMED… was last modified: July 5th, 2016 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:ClonesCroke ParkdonegalGAATyroneUlster Final
CHICAGO – D.C. United, playing without suspended forward Freddy Adu, played the Chicago Fire to a 0-0 draw Friday night at Soldier Field in the opening match of the MLS playoffs. D.C. coach Peter Nowak assessed the penalty against the 16-year-old phenom, the Washington Post reported, after he refused to apologize to the team after publicly grumbling over playing time and saying he might leave the club. The tie was a positive result for the defending MLS Cup champion, which will be home Oct. 30 for the second leg of the two-game, total goals series. Former UCLA forward Chad Barrett appeared to give Chicago a 1-0 lead in stoppage time, heading home a Chris Armas corner kick, but referee Brian Hall whistled Barrett for a foul. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “So we’re pretty strong from top to bottom and we’re optimistic about next year. Let’s say we’d like to finish what we started here.” Raevouri thought this year’s team – the best in Valencia history – might have advanced to state had it not stumbled in the section final, finishing seventh at 427, eight shots shy of advancing to regional play. “I don’t want ever to be negative, because we gave it our best shot, and no need to look back, because compared to where we came from, this is a wonderful place to be,” he said. “We could have been in the hunt (at region and state), but woulda-coulda – you see that happen at the highest levels of golf.” The Vikings will miss Loy, who combines excellence in the classroom (4.3 grade-point average) and on the course, where she was Northern Regional co-medalist at 1-over-par 73 after a summer in which she qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur and Girls’ Junior Amateur championships. Mannix also will be missed following a season in which she was a multiple team medalist and shot 78 in the Northern Regional. But Valencia returns a postseason sensation in White, who barely qualified to play in the 18-team league tournament that determined the league’s four individual playoff qualifiers, then finished her junior year with rounds of 80, 83, 82 and 77. The last came in the Southern California Regional championship, where she came within two shots of a playoff for the final state berth. “She came out of left field,” Raevouri said. “That was beyond our expectations.” Hart, which finished second in league – one point behind Valencia – and defeated the Vikings three times during a 30-6 season that included a first-place finish in the Keppel Tournament, will have four of its senior starters playing for College of the Canyons next season. Canyons coach Gary Peterson said Eleanna Tan, Ashley Redmond, Tessa Harp and Krystal Pieracci have signed up for a golf conditioning class at Canyons in preparation for playing for the Cougars next fall. The four Hart seniors helped the Indians advance to the Southern Section final for a second consecutive season this year, Tan shooting a team-leading 78 in the Northern Divisional, then leading the Indians again with a 77 in the section final. Santa Clarita highlights: Top-ranked Valencia and No. 2 Hart, both ranked No. 1 by the Daily News during the season, dominated Daily News postseason recognition the same way they dominated their schedules while producing a combined 62-7 record. Santa Clarita Player of the year is Loy, team of the year is Valencia and coach of the year is Raevouri, who rallied his team for a league title after Hart won the first two league tournaments and was on the verge of winning the league tile. Biggest surprise is Hart’s near title charge, biggest disappointment is Valencia missing a regional berth. As for what’s next, expect both of these strong programs to be contending for the league title again in 2006. “I knew they had a good group of seniors,” Raevouri said of the Renee Onrori-coached Hart team. “They played their hearts out at the beginning, and they deserve credit for the great effort. It made us more competitive. When you’re pushed like that, almost pushed off the cliff, it makes winning a lot sweeter.” Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Valencia’s golf surge might stretch into another season, despite the loss of two starters to the NCAA Div. I college ranks. Foothill League tournament champion Michelle Mannix has already committed to a scholarship offer from UC Riverside and league MVP Stevy Loy is mulling offers from UC Riverside, Georgetown and Columbia, but the cupboard will hardly be bare for the 2006 Vikings. Tracy White, the stretch-running star of the postseason for this year’s 32-2 Vikings, will be back for her senior season, as will Kristin Tayo and Andrea Ferris. Jenny Kim and Jasnin Samson, two other 2005 starters, return as juniors in 2006. “The stable is still full of really strong golfers,” said Valencia coach Andy Raevouri after his 2005 team completed a 32-2 season that produced a second consecutive league team title, a school-record 18-hole score of 403 and program-best team finishes in the Northern Regional (second) and Southern Section final (seventh).
DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at the Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel.Today’s Weather: Mainly cloudy today with a good deal of dry weather for much of the day but with a little patchy rain and drizzle at times, especially in Inishowen and along the north coast. It will be brighter and sunnier in most places this afternoon with temperatures of up to 14C when the sun is out before heavy showers arrive over Donegal, reaching the south of the county around 5pm, and then sweeping northwards over the rest of the county.The rain will be heavy and thundery at times and will clear the county by midnight. Highest overnight temperatures of around 6C overnight tonight.DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers! TODAY’S DONEGAL DAILY WEATHER – WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: March 31st, 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:14CDexters.donegal daily weatherJosper GrillMount Errigal Hotelrainshowerssunshine
Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed a commitment given by local Garda management to facilitate fresh engagement with community stakeholders into policing services and Garda resources in the Finn Valley.The announcement from Garda authorities comes following a request made by Deputy Doherty seeking formal talks between representatives of the Ballybofey Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce and An Garda Síochána into mounting local concerns over policing levels and station opening hours.Welcoming the news, Deputy Doherty said “A number of weeks ago, local public representatives and I were invited to attend a meeting organised by the local chamber of commerce in the Twin Towns which was called in an effort to highlight local concerns in relation to policing services in the area which it’s felt have become severely stretched over recent years. “After what was a very constructive meeting with local business owners, I immediately wrote to Garda Management in the county seeking a meeting between management, the various community stakeholders as well as with local public representatives in order to have these valid concerns raised, with the view to finding solutions and to agree a way forward.“I am now happy to confirm that I have now received a response from Garda Management, and in their reply the force has agreed that it will now liaise with the local business network and begin discussions with them pertaining to policing services locally, such as Garda resources and officer numbers.“The letter goes on to explain that a request has been made for the Chamber to furnish the Chief Superintendent’s office with specific details of their grievances and concerns, after which it’s hoped a mutually convenient time for such a meeting between the various parties can then take place.“Obviously, I am very happy by the response from Garda Management on this occasion as I firmly believe that greater levels of community and stakeholder engagement such as that being proposed in this instance is fundamental if we are to ensure that policing services meet the needs of the community in which they serve, and to build trust and confidence in the Gardaí. “This is particularly welcome news for residents and business owners here in the Finn Valley whom were amongst the targets of a spate of recent burglaries and break-ins which have struck a number of commercial premises throughout the county over the past number of weeks.“While I very much look forward to seeing these talks and discussions progress, I pledge to continue to work closely with local groups and with An Garda Síochána to ensure that policing services in the region may be enhanced and strengthened going forward.”Doherty welcomes local consultation into Finn Valley Policing Services was last modified: October 9th, 2017 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:donegalfinn valleyGardai
The College of the Redwoods softball team held its largest single-day signing event in program history as 10 local players, all currently seniors in high school, committed to play softball at the college.Fortuna High’s Paige Johnson; Eureka’s Briana Graham, Raime Young, Karyn Jensen, and Sadie Wilkinson; McKinleyville’s Jaycee Morais, Grace Rosebrook, McKenna Turner and McKenzie Gonsalves; and Del Norte’s Laycee Coopman all signed letters of commitment at the college Monday afternoon.“I’ve …
Nothing like a controversy to get people talking. Some understand the issues and speak with skill and style; some just like to be part of the excitement. Here are samples from the war of the words over evolution:Connect the Dots: Having just read Richard Weikart’s From Darwin to Hitler (02/03/2005), Chuck Colson on BreakPoint drew parallels to the Terry Schiavo incident.The Skill of Skell: Dr. Philip S. Skell again showed the power of a cogent editorial as he asked “Why Do We Invoke Darwin?” in The Scientist. He claimed that Darwinian evolution is essentially useless as a heuristic in experimental biology. The subscription-only article has been reprinted by Discovery Institute.Sports ID: Sally Jenkins, sports writer in the Washington Post, gave surprisingly good press to ID. Her point is not that ID is good science, but a little philosophical adventurism can be helpful. She seems to have a point here and there, but mostly engages in name-dropping and complaining that the human body isn’t perfect. Rob Crowther at Evolution News liked it. He thought she hit a home run – at least for getting the definition of ID straight. Larsony: Edward J. Larson, professor of science history (U of Georgia), told the LA Times what he thought the country needs to do about ID: not replace Darwinism, which he feels has been useful to science, but use it as a teachable moment: “good biology teachers could use issues raised by the intelligent design movement to help their classes better understand Darwinism.” Larson delivered the lectures “The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy” in 2002 for The Teaching Company Great Courses Series. He recognized then and now that most people do not accept doctrinaire evolution and that their values need to be taken into consideration by scientists and educators. Nevertheless, he agrees with the scientific establishment that science must operate by methodological naturalism. Tom Magnuson at Access Research Network considers Larson a brilliant man with blinders on.[A]theistic Science: Cornelia Dean in the New York Times wrote about varying views on God among scientists, focusing on the theistic-evolution views of Dr. Francis Collins of the Human Genome Project.Highlander Games: No Bobby Burns is he; guest columnist for The Scotsman, Robin Dunbar, called ID a “dangerous folly” and let President Bush have a piece of his mind.When the rhetoric flies, exercise sense, not sensationalism. Some get it right, some have no context. This debate has deep roots in history. Perpetuating buzzwords or labels is not going to make the debate over naturalism vs. design disappear. Caution: read news articles and editorials on this issue only with Baloney Detector engaged and in good working order – but do read.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0