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‘Chief Justice Lewis Did Not Design Plan for Courthouses’

first_imgContrary to statements that former Chief Justice Johnnie N. Lewis was the one who designed the plan for the construction of the new courthouses throughout the country, and the modernization of the Temple of Justice, another former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott, claims it was her administration that designed the plan.Cllr. Scott, who served as chief justice during the regime of former President Charles G. Taylor, made the clarification to journalists last Monday at the Temple of Justice where she had gone to sign the book of condolence for the late Chief Justice Lewis.“We left the design for the construction of the courthouses and he followed it and constructed them. It was not he who designed them, we did,” the former Chief Justice explained.“Chief Justice Lewis even used the contractors that we had in our plan. He respected our plan and made it a reality,” the former Chief Justice and a former Maryland County Senator added.Madam Scott who is the current chairperson of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) said she had great respect for the late Chief Justice because he was a man who believed in continuity. “What I can say is that he believed in continuity. This is what I respected and will miss him for. He did exactly what we had on the books for the improvement of the judiciary. He followed our plan and completed it,” she reiterated.Referring to Chief Justice Lewis’ impact on her life, she said,“I was blessed to have sat under him as a student when I was at the Law School because he opened my mind and gave me confidence in my profession.”She went on to say, “He was an intelligent man and exceptionally smart to the extent that at age 25, he served as a Circuit Judge, the youngest Circuit Judge ever in the history of the country. He left a good legacy for the judiciary and if we were to follow it, then we will be transforming the judiciary.”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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Man killed while trying to make peace

first_imgA man was shot and killed during the wee hours of this morning at a popular bar while trying to make peace between a male employee of the facility and a female. Thirty two year old Kurt Anthony Duncan formerly of Sophia, Georgetown met his demise this morning around 02:07h.Reports are that he was attempting to settle a dispute between a man, who washing the floors of the bar located in Kitty, Georgetown, and a woman who were involved in a scuffle. Police said that Duncan intervened which led to another male whipping out a fire arm and shooting him in the chest.Duncan was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.Kurt Anthony Duncanlast_img read more

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: ‘The squad will be stronger this year’

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is targeting an improvement in the club’s top-four status after promising his squad will be stronger this season.A large group of players – including the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino and James Milner – returned to the Reds’ Melwood training complex on Wednesday for pre-season training.New signing Dominic Solanke, who moved from Chelsea after his contract expired, was present for pre-season testing but the striker did not train with the squad after his exploits in winning the Under-20 World Cup last month, where he was named player of the tournament.What compensation fee, because of the player’s age, Liverpool will pay has still to be decided by a tribunal.Klopp has strengthened his attacking options further with the signing of Roma winger Mohamed Salah and is keen on RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita to bolster his midfield, with the centre and left of defence also in need of strengthening.But, while the quest for signings continues, the German knows he has to get the majority of his players up to speed quickly with a crucial two-legged Champions League play-off – as a result of their fourth-placed finish – to face soon after the Premier League season kicks off.“We all know in a few weeks we have these qualifiers and there will be pressure on the game,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“But now we have the time to prepare this and we have to use the basis we created last year – it was not too bad.“We all know it could have been maybe a little bit better but it could have been much worse.“We are now one of the top four teams in England so now we want to keep this situation and work with it and improve.“The squad will be stronger this year than it was last year. That’s a real reason for real optimism.”Salah will, along with Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet and Georginio Wijnaldum, come back later than the others as a result of their recent international commitments.But with their first pre-season friendlies just a week away, first at Tranmere next Wednesday, and then at Wigan two days later, the focus is on getting the current group ready for action.“I saw the boys this morning and I saw in their faces that they’re ready to go. So I’m ready to go,” Klopp added.“Of course, it’s not what they love most, it’s kind of a weird relationship (with pre-season) – you don’t want to do it but you know it’s necessary so you do it. You feel bad before and you feel perfect afterwards.“It’s important for us to know from which point we can pick them in the next few weeks. They all look pretty much in a good shape.”Defender Joe Gomez is one of those back in for training and he is looking to make up for lost time after missing almost two seasons, playing just three first-team matches in January after recovering from a serious knee injury.“Obviously you have bits when you’re anxious about the running, because it’s going to be difficult,” said the 20-year-old.“I’ve had a lot of tough periods and stuff but I’m just grateful to be here and happy to go again.“I’m 100 per cent. I feel good, I feel fit, sharp, I’m in a good place mentally and physically. I just see it as a fresh start now to go again and attack this season.” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 1last_img read more

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Salford owner behind “manhunt” against Jose Mourinho, says friend of Portuguese

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals silverware Mourinho suggested it was a media manhunt but the Lim conspiracy theory has been made public by Eladio Parames, Mourinho’s aide and close friend, in his column for Portuguese newspaper Record.Parames, 69, has known Mourinho since he was a child and has been described as his “right-hand man”.In his column, Parames stated: “It is the money-man from Singapore who is managing, controlling and supporting this campaign (why do you think Mourinho has made reference to a manhunt?) trying to discredit the man from Setubal and then buy the club.”Mourinho reportedly believes Lim has ambitions to buy the Red Devils and would have a much better chance of doing so if the ex-Chelsea manager is no longer in charge. 1 gameday cracker RANKED Jose Mourinho believes the super-rich backer of Salford City is behind a campaign to get him sacked from his post at Manchester United, according to a close friend of the Portuguese.The United boss has recently spoke of a “manhunt” against him – and it has been suggested that businessman Peter Lim could be behind it. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Latest Manchester United Newscenter_img Lim has a 50 per cent stake in Salford City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT boost REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The 55-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes helped billionaire Lim, whose net worth is estimated to be around £2billion, buy Valencia in 2014.The Singaporean also has a 50 per cent stake in Salford City, whose co-owner and United legend Paul Scholes accused Mourinho of “embarrassing the club” after a goalless draw against Valencia in the Champions League earlier this month.last_img read more

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DONEGAL GETS READY FOR ST.PATRICK – WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?

first_imgSt Patrick’s day is one of the biggest and brightest in Co Donegal.From Bundoran to Buncrana and from Lifford to Lettermacaward, each town and village will celebrate the feast-day of our national saint in their own way.And on March 17th, Donegal Daily will bring you extensive coverage of all the floats, parades and craic from around the county. Why not let us know what your town, village or group is planning for the big day and we’ll tell the rest of Donegal.Send all your details to info@donegaldaily.com DONEGAL GETS READY FOR ST.PATRICK – WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS? was last modified: March 14th, 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)last_img read more

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Watch: It’s a win-win for everyone at the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair

first_imgThe countdown is on to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair on Monday 21 October from 12-3pm at the Letterkenny campus.The event is the Northwest’s largest Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair, bringing employers, educational bodies and more together to showcase the opportunities they have for thousands of students.With 4,000 vacancies on the day, the Careers & Postgraduate Fair is not to be missed for anyone thinking about their next career move or step into postgraduate education. The journey is only beginning for graduates and this event is a great way to discover what paths to take. Attendees do not have to be graduates of LYIT to come along and see what’s on offer. One such student is Rossa Doherty from Letterkenny, who is in his fourth year of Quantity Surveying at LYIT. Rossa attended the fair in his second year of college, where he met Liam Langan, the founder of Buildcost Chartered Quantity Surveyors in Dublin.Here, Rossa and Liam talk about the win-win opportunities available at the fair:Rossa made an invaluable connection with the company which led him to secure his third-year work placement with Buildcost. He continues to work part-time with the company as he completes his degree, putting his studies into practice in a thriving working environment. “I’d highly recommend for all students to come down next week to the careers fair to meet all the employers. It’s great to get a chance to meet them first-hand and get speaking to them in an informal way and to get a chance to present your CV,” Rossa said.Liam Langan, founding director of Buildcost, said the LYIT Career & Postgraduate Studies Fair has been a success for him for the past three years. He has found skilled students who completed placements with Buildcost, and they all excelled with the team.“We love the buzz of the careers fair. It’s great meeting the students, they have loads of great ideas, it really invigorated us,” expressed Liam.LYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies FairLiam, who started his own studies at LYIT, believes that now is an exciting time for students coming out of education and beginning their careers, as the opportunities are there for the taking.“We also get the opportunity to present to the second and fourth-year quantity surveying students. We are humbled that we are able to impart some knowledge onto them and give them some idea of what the working life will be like, to supplement all the learning that they have had at LYIT,” stated Liam.Over 70 employers, universities and colleges, professional bodies and voluntary organisations will take part in this year’s event. Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer and event organiser voiced that this is an event not to be missed.“This event is the largest careers event in the Northwest, the range and calibre of recruiters attending this year’s event is exceptional.  We have recruiters and employers from a broad range of sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Social Care services, Design, Hospitality and Telecommunications providers,” Catherine said.Billy Bennett (Registrar, LYIT) and Catherine Lyster (LYIT, Careers Officer)Careers being recruited for at the event include App Developers, Food Scientists, Project Specialists, Data Analysts, Quantity Surveyors, Marketing Specialists, administrators and much more.Also a range of professional bodies will be in attendance for those seeking opportunities in teaching, accounting, engineering, etc. The event also offers opportunities in the voluntary sector for people seeking to boost their job prospects with voluntary experience.Attendees will have the opportunity to avail of the ever-popular CV Clinic where they can have their CV or personal statement reviewed by career experts free of charge.  A giant jobs wall featuring a vast array of graduate vacancies can be viewed in the main exhibition area.For further information on the event and to find out more about the wide range of exhibitors and recruiters taking part in this event, visit www.lyit.ie/careerandpostgraduatefair/Everyone is welcome to the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair, at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology on the Port Road, Letterkenny on Monday 21st October from 12-3pm.For helpful hints on how to make the most of the careers fair, see the video below:Watch: It’s a win-win for everyone at the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinesscareerseducationjobsLYITLYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies FairNetworkingrecruitmentvideovolunteeringlast_img read more

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SA golf prodigy wins British Open

first_imgLouis Oosthuizen became the fourth South African to win the Open Championship at St Andrews, Scotland, on 18 July. (Image: http://louis57oosthuizen.com ) Louis Oosthuizen beat some of the world’s top golfers to become the fourth South African to win the British Open at St Andrews, Scotland, on 18 July 2010.  Oosthuizen, 27, took the lead with a birdie at the seventh hole early on 16 July, the second day of the oldest golfing championship.This was his second victory outside South Africa, with his first being in March 2010 at the Open de Andalucia de Golf in Málaga, Spain. The win has catapulted Oosthuizen from 54th to 15th in the world rankings.Speaking to the media after the tournament, he said: “It’s just unbelievable, just amazing. It’s probably going to hit me tomorrow or the week after. To win an Open championship is special, but to win it here at St Andrews is something you dream about.”He thanked his parents and fellow South African golfing champ Ernie Els for the support they had given him throughout his career. Oosthuizen joined Els’s golf foundation at the age of 17.Els, who won the British Open in 2002, said: “It would be difficult to find anybody in the world who is more proud of him right now. Long before anybody had heard of him, I thought that he was going to be an exceptional player.”At the 18th hole, Oosthuizen sank a short par putt to win the tournament. He took off his cap in response to the roaring applause from the crowd, and then hugged his caddie, Zack Rasego.“It felt so good, it was an unbelievable experience,” said Rasego. “He played so well the whole week and I have always had a belief that he is going to make it. He has been very good this whole week, he behaved well, he deserves it.”After being presented with the coveted Claret Jug, Oosthuizen wished former South African president Nelson Mandela a happy birthday. He said that when he walked up to the 18th hole, he was thinking of the celebrated statesman, who turned 92 on the same day.“It felt a bit special out there. What he’s done for our country is unbelievable. I would like to take this opportunity to say happy birthday to Mr Nelson Mandela back in South Africa,” Oosthuizen said.Rasego echoed his sentiments: “It’s a proud moment for us, especially with the old man’s birthday and winning today on his birthday at St Andrews – it’s unbelievable, I’m really excited.”  Keeping coolOosthuizen started the second day of the competition with partner Paul Casey, from the UK, hot on his heels from tee-off. However, at the eighth hole Oosthuizen three-putted for a bogey – while Casey had to take a penalty drop after hitting his tee shot into a bush. He wound up with a triple-bogey seven.The South African was four shots ahead of Casey when the pair teed off on the 12th hole on the third day.“It was actually very tight until the 12th,” Oosthuizen said. I’m proud of the way I held my nerves. I knew that I could throw a big lead away.”He said he believed he had played well throughout the competition, but his biggest goal was to stay cool.“It felt unbelievable walking down to the 17th and coming down the 18th. He was calm and played really well,” said Rasego.Showing true sportsmanship, Casey also congratulated Oosthuizen for the way he handled the pressure: “That was an unbelievable performance,” he said. “He was very calm, played wonderful golf.”last_img read more

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South Africa, Japan to push investment

first_img5 June 2013 South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Japan’s Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd have signed a cooperation agreement to promote and develop economic and industrial co-operation between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Tokyo on Tuesday during South African President Jacob Zuma’s official visit to the Asian country. Trade and Industry Deputy Director-General Pumla Ncapayi said that, in terms of the agreement, the DTI and Mizuho would pool their information resources in order to promote investment development between South African and Japanese companies. “A framework is to be established between us and Mizuho to discuss the most effective means by which to execute the types of co-operation outlined herein,” Ncapayi said in a statment. Mizuho CEO Yasuhiro Sato said that agreement would benefit Japanese businesses doing business in South Africa. “We will support Japanese companies as they expand their businesses into South Africa, support the establishment of joint ventures with local businesses, and strengthen support in fields such as mergers and acquisitions,” Sato said. The agreement with Mizuho is the third agreement the DTI has signed with Japanese institutions this year, following agreements with the Japan External Trade Organization and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination and fifth-largest source of imports. Japanese direct investment in South Africa has been steadily increasing in recent years, amounting to nearly R20-billion in 2010. Addressing the South Africa-Japanese Business Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday, President Zuma said there were 110 Japanese companies currently doing business South Africa, in the process generating more than 150 000 jobs. Zuma, who also addressed the Japan National Press Club on Tuesday, said Japanese companies were also actively participating in South Africa’s infrastructure programmes, particularly in the rail sector. “Of late, we have also witnessed keen interest from Japanese banks to support their clients on the ground in South Africa. This is a very encouraging sign.” Zuma later met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his official residence in Tokyo. SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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ExploreAg science camp accepting applications

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High school freshman and sophomores in the 2018/2019 school year who are considering careers is science, technology or engineering are invited to apply for the integrated science camp ExploreAg. Rewarding careers are available in the food, fuel and fiber sector. The one-of-a-kind ExploreAg Camp will expose students to the many career opportunities that are in high demand. Fifty students will be chosen through a competitive process to spend one week on a college campus for an introduction to agriculture and hands-on learning experiences. Internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers will expose students to food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology and agricultural business. Along with classroom experience, the students will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research and will interact with industry partners to learn about possible careers in related fields. Students also will participate in leadership development activities and be offered guidance in planning for college.  Students may choose between camps at Ohio State University in Columbus June 10-15 or OSU-Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster June 17-22.  The application deadline is April 6, and students who are selected will be notified by April 23. Students will be required to submit a video application, provide contact information for three adults willing to recommend the student and submit a resume.   The camps are free, but a $50 deposit must be provided by students accepted to the camp. The deposit is refunded upon completion of the camp.   ExploreAg is a signature project of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s Fisher Fund, named after former Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher. The foundation has committed $125,000 to the first two years of ExploreAg.  For more information or to submit an application, visit ExploreAg.org.last_img read more

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A letter from Ohio agriculture to Ohio agriculture regarding LEBOR and water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dear Friend,The seriousness of the water quality issue as it pertains to Ohio agriculture has never been greater than it is right now.With the recent passage of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), Lake Erie has now been granted the same legal rights normally reserved for a person. That means that any Toledoan who believes a business in the watershed is doing something they deem as detrimental to the lake could sue on the lake’s behalf.It was no secret that if LEBOR passed, agriculture would have the biggest target on its back. Farmers statewide need to be aware of its possible implications.Wood County farmer Mark Drewes has taken the lead in challenging LEBOR in court. And this letter from every major agriculture group in the state is to let you know we fully support him.Drewes acted quickly and took a strong approach when he bravely stood up for his family farm and all farms in Ohio by taking legal action to prevent senseless lawsuits stemming from LEBOR.We wholeheartedly agree with Drewes’ strategy, especially with the threat of legal actions against our members. But many of our family, friends and neighbors may see this as a message that Ohio agriculture doesn’t care about water quality and farmers do not want to fix what we acknowledge is a major problem in our state. We all know this is simply not true, but as the saying goes, “If you don’t tell your story, someone else will.”It’s time to step out of our comfort zone to better share our best practices with those outside of agriculture and reach out to those who don’t know or understand just how committed we are to healthy water in Ohio.Our members are making many management changes in the name of clean water. From planting cover crops, to installing buffers and waterways, to using variable rate fertilizer application equipment, to improved manure management, farmers are taking on the responsibility of doing the right things to improve water quality for all Ohioans.As we evaluate our operations and what measures we are taking for cleaner water, we have to ask if we can do more. Is what we do enough to make our community feel good about our nutrient management efforts? Do those who question our methods fully understand the extent of what we do to protect our shared water?This is an urgent time to talk to your neighbors. Share how the vast majority of farmers in Ohio are being proactive in finding a balance between producing food and protecting water. These are tough conversations but they are necessary conversations. We need to make our case to those who need to hear it.Work continues with the new administration and state legislators, who understand that agriculture needs to be a part of the water quality solution. Ohio agriculture is also working cooperatively with the conservation and environmental communities to discuss the resources needed to address and remedy Ohio’s water quality problems.Our message can reach far beyond our fence rows by sharing it online, too. Take pictures of the practices you use on the farm and share why taking the initiative for clean water is so important for you, your family and your farm. Use the hashtag #farmers4oh2o on your social media platforms and let’s use this opportunity to show the public our good work on the water quality front.We stand beside Drewes Farms and their efforts to protect every one of us and our way of life by defending Ohio agriculture against the legal fallouts from LEBOR. Now let’s step up to reach even more people about agriculture’s positive role in protecting the environment.Sincerely,Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Poultry Association, and Ohio Sheep Improvement Associationlast_img read more

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