BYKDEC Applauds Senator PYJ

first_imgA locally-based development initiative under the banner of the Buu-Yaho Kwado Development Council (BYKDEC) has congratulated Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) on his re-election.“We also want to congratulate the other contestants who lost the election for the level of maturity they exhibited by gracefully accepting the outcome of the special election,” BTKDEC said in a statement issued recently.According to the statement, BYKDEC believes in the transparency, professional and democratic order of the process.  It was the people of Nimba County who freely gave the Senator another nine-year mandate, the statement said.BYKDEC said the December 20 mid-term election was a defining moment for Nimba County’s political landscape. The election results, the entity said, was a clear indication that the present process removes all tribal and sectional misconceptions about the county’s political scenery. “The overwhelming re-election of Senator Johnson shows a county-wide resolution to maintain him as a political leader against all chances,” the statement affirmed.“It is evident that the past nine years of Senator Johnson’s incumbency had been marked by a wide range of debates and controversies; mainly from within the Nimba County Legislative Caucus, instituted by his fellow Nimba lawmakers, but in the end, paradoxically, most, if not all, of the lawmakers came right back asking Nimbaians to re-elect PYJ as the person of their choice for the Senate.BYKDEC believes the present caucus under the leadership of Senator Thomas Grupee needs to come openly with assurances that adversities that once plagued the caucus and caused stagnation of the county’s progress and development will be a thing of the past.“BYKDEC is no longer willing to listen to any excuses about who does right or wrong in any further failure of our lawmakers to properly and positively exercise the mandate given them to ably represent the county and its people.” BYKDEC’s statement, signed by its Public Relations Officer,  Josephus Blim, said the entity is aware of how political wrangling and internal struggle for supremacy have only frozen the development and progress of the county over the years, thereby giving the government the opportunity to remain reluctant about remitting “our legitimately entitled funds into the county’s account.”“The way out of this flop, we recommend, is to change individually your mindset, move above personal concentration and make the interests of the suffering rural population the priority,” the statement demanded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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La Ca?ada, Marshall have just enough

first_imgEagles standout Cesar Barajas scored the game-winner after dribbling through the penalty area and drawing a foul to set up a penalty kick in the 107th minute and second overtime. Barajas finished it and sent the Eagles (14-5-3) to the semifinals, where they will host Bassett (18-3-2) on Tuesday in hopes of reaching the school’s first championship game. Bosco Tech (18-4-2) wasn’t as fortunate in Friday’s Division VI quarterfinals, dropping a 3-1 decision at Viewpoint. Rene Gonzalez scored for the Tigers in the 78th minute. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Cesar was sick but fought the whole game,” Eagles coach Claine Plummer said. “There were plenty of times he could have just quit, but his will was stronger than his body. “And for this team, this is special. I wanted them to believe they could do this, so it’s nice to see it crystallizing before their eyes.” In almost identical fashion, La Ca ada’s Dominic Baiocco scored his second goal and game-winner on a 35-yard free kick in the 107th minute and second overtime to lift the Spartans to a 2-1 victory over visiting Colton. The Spartans (14-8-2), who won back-to-back divisional titles in 1995-96, will face No. 3 Salesian (20-2-1) in the semifinals on Tuesday at a site to be determined. “Honestly, this is beyond a lot of our expectations,” Spartans coach Jordan Jones said. “None of our playoff games have been easy.” center_img The Marshall and La Ca ada high school boys soccer teams are a game away from squaring off in the CIF-Southern Section Division V championship game after advancing to the semifinals in double-overtime thrillers on Friday. The Eagles’ long trip to San Bernardino paid off with a 2-1 victory over host San Gorgonio. last_img read more

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E-mails reveal Rove, Gonzales roles in firings

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – White House political adviser Karl Rove raised questions in early 2005 about replacing some federal prosecutors but allowing others to stay, an e-mail released Thursday shows. The one-page document, which incorporates an e-mail exchange in January 2005, also indicates Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was considering dismissing up to 20 percent of U.S. attorneys in the weeks before he took over the Justice Department. The e-mail exchange concludes with Gonzales’ top aide warning that an across-the-board housecleaning ”would certainly send ripples through the U.S. attorney community if we told folks they got one term only.” E-mails released by the Justice Department indicate that Gonzales and his then-chief aide, Kyle Sampson, suggested replacing 15 percent to 20 percent of federal prosecutors they identified as underperformers. Sampson resigned this week over the department’s handling of the firings of eight U.S. attorneys and the agency’s misleading of Congress about the process. The White House maintains that Rove remembers first hearing about the idea to replace all 93 prosecutors from Harriet Miers, a top White House aide designated at the time to follow Gonzales as the president’s counsel. ”He has not said who the idea originated with,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Thursday evening. But earlier Thursday, Rove told journalism students in Alabama that the decision to fire each prosecutor ”was made at the Department of Justice on the basis of policy and personnel.” ”We’re at a point where people want to play politics with it,” Rove told students at a journalism seminar at Troy University. Democrats have sought to pin down Rove’s role in the dismissals to prove they were politically motivated. A midday e-mail between two White House staffers, dated Jan. 6, 2005, was titled, ”Question from Karl Rove.” ”Karl Rove stopped by to ask you (roughly quoting), ‘How we planned to proceed regarding US Attorneys, whether we were going to allow all to stay, request resignations from all and accept only some of them, or selectively replace them, etc.,”’ Colin Newman, a legal aide in the White House counsel’s office, wrote deputy counsel David Leitch. Leitch immediately forwarded that message to Sampson. Three days later, on Jan. 9, Sampson sent back a lengthy reply. ”Judge and I discussed briefly a couple of weeks ago,” Sampson wrote, referring to Gonzales, a former Texas state Supreme Court justice. He said the Justice Department was looking at replacing ”underperforming” prosecutors. ”The vast majority of U.S. Attorneys, 80-85 percent, I would guess, are doing a great job, are loyal Bushies, etc., etc.,” he said. Sampson noted that, at the time, all 93 prosecutors were in the middle of their terms. ”Although they serve at the pleasure of the President, it would be weird to ask them to leave before completing at least a 4-year term,” he wrote. Politically, Sampson said the firings would upset home-state senators who recommended the prosecutors who lost their jobs. ”That said, if Karl thinks there would be political will to do it, than so do I,” Sampson wrote. Democrats have asked that Rove, Miers and other White House officials appear before Congress for questioning and are considering subpoenas if they refuse to. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the e-mails ”show conclusively that Karl Rove was in the middle of this mess from the beginning.” The new document also indicates that Gonzales was considering firing prosecutors before he became attorney general on Feb. 3, 2005. Justice Department spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said ”discussions of changes in presidential appointees would have been appropriate and normal” after the midterm elections. She said Gonzales ”has no recollection of any plan or discussion to replace U.S. attorneys while he was still White House counsel.” Associated Press writer Phillip Rawls in Troy, Ala., contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Southgate to name England World Cup squad on May 16

first_imgWorld governing body FIFA has set June 4 as the date when all final squads for the tournament must be submitted.Southgate has already been forced to rule Liverpool duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez out of his plans.Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first leg of the Reds’ Champions League semi-final against Roma.Gomez has undergone ankle surgery on an injury suffered in England’s friendly against Holland in March.England warm up for the World Cup with friendlies against Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and Costa Rica at Elland Road on June 7.They kick off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18 in Volgograd and also face group matches against Belgium and Panama.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate plans to name his 23-man World Cup squad on May 16 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for the World Cup in Russia on May 16.Southgate will reveal his 23-man group for the finals on Wednesday and is scheduled to discuss his selection in a press conference at Wembley the following day.last_img read more

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MAJELLA PICKS UP TOP AWARD FOR HER LIFE STORY

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has won the Listener’s Choice Award for her autobiography ‘It’s All In The Head.’The award, which was held in conjunction with RTE’s John Murray Radio Show, was announced at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.Majella, who turned up to the event with husband Daniel, said she was delighted by receiving the award. It’s unreal. Little over a year ago I didn’t imagine I’d have written a book and it would be nominated for an award.“It’s fantastic. When I wrote it I was hoping that someone might get a little bit of help from it if they found themselves in similar situations,” she said. MAJELLA PICKS UP TOP AWARD FOR HER LIFE STORY was last modified: November 27th, 2014 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:awardbookMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

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DONEGAL V LAOIS TICKETS GO ON SALE

first_imgDONEGAL V Laois Tickets are on sale now.Go to tickets.ie and follow the links or go directly to www.gaa.ieThe match in Carrick-on-Shannon starts at 5pm this Saturday.  DONEGAL V LAOIS TICKETS GO ON SALE was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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:DONEGAL V LAOIS TICKETS GO ON SALElast_img read more

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Softball Drops Pair of Games Friday at Wildcat Invitational

first_img vs. James Madison 3/2/2019 – 10 a.m. Minnesota’s Amber Fiser allowed just one hit and it was by Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) who hit a one-out single in the sixth. Buie advanced to second after Johnson drew a walk but Fiser escaped the jam by striking out Ryan to end the frame.  Arizona PDF Box Score However, Drake roared back in the sixth with three runs of its own. Johnson reached on an error to start the frame and Ryan followed with a two-run home run, her first career home run. After back-to-back walks by Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Becca Barnett (Moline, Ill.), Newman doubled in Pena to pull the Bulldogs within 5-4. Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) took another tough loss in the circle as she allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts in seven innings. Timmons’ record dropped to 6-4. Full Schedule Roster Against the Wildcats, Drake (10-7) scored the game’s first run in the first inning after Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) stole home on a double steal with Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa). Preview Watch Live Arizona came back in the bottom of the inning with four runs. Newman allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 11 hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Her record fell to 4-3 with the loss.   Story Links The Gopher scored one run in the second on an RBI single and later its final run on a solo home run by DenHartog in the sixth. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) was the only other Bulldog to reach second base in the game. But Roemmich, who reached on an error and moved over on Ryan’s sacrifice, was stranded as well when Pena struck out to end the fourth. Flosoftball Arizona though answered with three runs in the third inning, the last off a two-run home run, by Jessie Harper off Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.). The Wildcats added single runs in the fourth and fifth, the run in the fifth coming off another home run by Harper. On Saturday, Drake plays No. 19 James Madison at 10 a.m. followed by a rematch with Minnesota at 12:15 p.m. Print Friendly Version Minnesota PDF Box Score Live Stats Next Game: TUCSON, Ariz. – The Drake University softball team lost to No. 23 Minnesota, 2-0 and No. 12 Arizona, 9-4, Friday, March 1 at the Wildcat Invitational. In their final at-bat, the Bulldogs were struck out in order to the end the game.last_img read more

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Bi League: Proline put 9 past Bumate to consolidate top spot

first_imgThis is the biggest win of the season in the Big League. (File Photos)FUFA Big League 2018/19Proline FC 9-0 Bumate UnitedStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Wednesday, 17-04-2019LUGOGO – Proline FC edged closer to a return to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League thanks to a 9-0 victory over Bumate on Wednesday.Shafick Bisaso’s side were ruthless on the day, registering the biggest victory of the season so far.Striker Ivan Bogere scored 4 of the goals while Hakim Kiwanuka helped himself to a brace. The other goals were scored by Bonyo Ibrahim and Sam Kintu.Bogere broke the deadlock inside the first 3 minutes, slotting home an Anukani pass to hand the home side an early goal.Proline got a chance to double their lead on 14 minutes but Joshua Okiror pulled his effort wide from a promising position.However, Bogere struck again, picking himself up after he was fouled inside the area and poking home a penalty.Two minutes later, it was 3-0. Bonyo who had been lively since the start of the game scoring from close range.By halftime, Bumate was clearly beaten and it was a matter of how many goals Proline would score.On return, Ibrahim Wamanah replaced Okiror before winger Kiwanuka got his name on the score sheet on 54 minutes, to make it 4-0.Three minutes later, Kiwanuka completed his brace to make it 5-0.In the 74th minute, sensational Anukani could not miss out on the party as he pocked home Proline’s 6th of the day.With 7 minutes to play, Bogere completed his hat trick with the 7th goal of the day.However, he was not yet done as he struck once again struck with two minutes on the clock, to make it 8-0.In the 90th minute, the hosts wrapped up the goals galore with Sam Kintu scoring to ensure the home side win it 9-0.The win for Proline sees Proline consolidate their lead atop the FUFA Big League-Rwenzori Group.Proline are still top of the Rwenzori Group.They now have 37 points from 17 games, 4 points ahead of second placed Kibogo.For Bumate who are already relegated to the Regional League, remain bottom of the log with no points.Comments Tags: Bumate FCFUFA Big League 2018/19proline fcShafick Bisasolast_img read more

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Joe Pavelski was Facetiming team after Game 3 win, could still return this series

first_imgDENVER — Joe Pavelski is making enough progress from the head injury he suffered April 23 that coach Pete DeBoer isn’t ruling out a return for the Sharks captain at some point in their series against the Colorado Avalanche.DeBoer said Pavelski was to begin skating again Wednesday in San Jose for the first time since his injury.Pavelski suffered the injury in the third period of Game 7 of the Sharks’ series against the Vegas Golden Knights. He was around the team in San Jose the days after the …last_img read more

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100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life

first_imgAn orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.If the universe is billions of years old, evolutionists believe, then sentient life should have arisen many times as they believe it did on Earth. Since many of them should have evolved for millions or even billions of years longer than humans have, their technology should have made them capable of colonizing their entire galaxy, giving off tell-tale signs of their presence.There’s a lot of could’s and would’s in that line of thinking, but NASA decided to run a first-order investigation. Using data from the orbiting WISE telescope (which was not launched for that purpose), astronomers at Penn State ran a check for elevated mid-infrared wavelengths at 100,000 galaxies. Why infrared?“Whether an advanced spacefaring civilization uses the large amounts of energy from its galaxy’s stars to power computers, space flight, communication, or something we can’t yet imagine, fundamental thermodynamics tells us that this energy must be radiated away as heat in the mid-infrared wavelengths,” Wright said. “This same basic physics causes your computer to radiate heat while it is turned on.”Freeman Dyson had speculated that a sufficiently advanced civilization would be able to harness all the energy of its star into a “Dyson Sphere” of collectors. Enough of these would be detectable over astronomical distances. The researchers did find 50 galaxies with higher than average levels of this mid-infrared radiation, but are not ready to attribute it to signs of intelligence over natural processes. Science Daily says, “It was not until space-based telescopes like the WISE satellite that it became possible to make sensitive measurements of this radiation emitted by objects in space.” Jason T. Wright, co-author of the study, is an astronomer at Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds.In any case, Wright said, the team’s non-detection of any obvious alien-filled galaxies is an interesting and new scientific result. “Our results mean that, out of the 100,000 galaxies that WISE could see in sufficient detail, none of them is widely populated by an alien civilization using most of the starlight in its galaxy for its own purposes. That’s interesting because these galaxies are billions of years old, which should have been plenty of time for them to have been filled with alien civilizations, if they exist. Either they don’t exist, or they don’t yet use enough energy for us to recognize them,” Wright said.The survey did turn up some interesting objects, but they are most likely natural, like nebulae in the Milky Way that had escaped earlier surveys. Co-author Steinn Sigurdsson says, “When you’re looking for extreme phenomena with the newest, most sensitive technology, you expect to discover the unexpected, even if it’s not what you were looking for.”This kind of first-glance survey is not definitive. It relies on many assumptions, including the notion that we know what aliens would build, and the hope that our instruments would be capable of detecting them. Believers can still find refuge in additional assumptions, such as the speculation that sufficiently advanced civilizations would cloak their presence. Anything is possible when speculation lacks an observational foundation.SETI has faced a long string of disappointments for over 50 years now, despite a few false positives. According to the evolutionists’ own assumptions, advanced civilizations should be out there. There “should have been plenty of time” for Darwin to work his magic, they think, producing intelligences that are so far beyond us, they would seem like gods. Well, where are they? The Fermi Paradox (the idea that if they were there, they would have visited Earth by now) remains.Is it unreasonable to think that humans are alone in the universe? To many, it would be a waste of space to have so many uninhabited galaxies out there. But why should that be surprising? It’s only surprising if you are an evolutionist. If God created life on Earth, as the Bible says, it’s not surprising at all, since “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). He made a vast universe for His glory and pleasure (Revelation 5:12). It wasn’t hard for him to do; He spoke the stars into existence. So why not create lots of them? They are a beautiful sight from Earth, giving humans endless possibilities for discovery. A far lesser universe, with only a few stars nearby, would decrease our appreciation of His majestic omnipotence.But then why are humans so small? Given the physical laws the Creator set up, it’s a physical necessity that we be the size we are. We have to live on a planet the size of Earth, at the right distance from a stable star, to have the kind of life and fellowship that we enjoy. If we were as big as stars, we would crash into each by gravity if we approached one another.  No matter where God put us, we would ask the same questions: Why here? I say it’s a pretty nice place where He put us. It’s not too close to the center of our beautiful, majestic Milky Way, where radiation would be a problem (and we would see far less of the universe), nor too far out, where our planet might be deprived of the heavy elements needed for life. We’re right in the Galactic Habitable Zone of one of God’s most beautiful galaxies.Our smallness is not a function of God’s concern for us. In a real scientific sense, humans are about halfway between the scale of a galaxy and the scale of quarks. That’s a fact that we should take into consideration when pondering our significance in a vast universe. A being at the level of an atom would look at us as incredible giants. And according to the doctrine of omnipresence, all of God is present at every point in space and time. So God is not partly “out there” and partly here; He is everywhere fully present.The Bible is almost completely focused on human life. It’s amazing to think that the Creator of such a vast array of stars would be passionately concerned with the sins and deeds of puny humans on a tiny planet, but it’s true. The thought fascinated David in Psalm 8: “When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” Yet David goes on to wonder at the glory and honor God bestowed upon human life, putting him in charge of the other life forms on Earth.God’s concern for humanity is also seen in the book of Amos. This rancher-turned-prophet spoke against rebellious Israel, showing God’s intense concern for the plight of the poor whose rights the rich, idolatrous leaders had trampled. Look how Amos vindicated God’s judgment against them: “He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name; who makes destruction flash forth against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress” (Amos 5:8-9). In other words, meting out justice to sinners who may appear strong from a human perspective is nothing for the Creator of the stars.Scientifically speaking, it should not be surprising to Bible believers that we are small relative to galaxies. There’s only a limited range of sizes that allow for complex life. At the scale of atoms, everything is made of just a few particles and elements. At the range of stars, most objects are spherical orbs interacting by gravity. There’s only a narrow range on the size spectrum that allows for beings like us – beings who can have fellowship, speak sound waves through an atmosphere, write books, compose and perform music, climb mountains, and gather into families and congregations. Don’t disparage our size. We are small relative to galaxies, but huge relative to atoms. And all of God is right here.Do Bible believers allow for extraterrestrial life? We cannot rule it out; our observations are limited, and the Bible doesn’t say (Deuteronomy 29:29). There are also innumerable companies of angels, the limits of whose reaches are unknown to us. An omnipotent Creator could adorn extrasolar planets with grass and grasshoppers if He wanted to. But it’s not surprising no sentient alien beings have ever been detected. The ones who are surprised are the evolutionists who so long to point to aliens as proof that what evolved here has evolved elsewhere. So far, it’s been a longing, not a fulfillment. (Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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