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3-Day Conflict Resolution Seminar in Monrovia

first_imgA three-day conflict resolution seminar will begin on Wednesday, May 21 to 23, at a local hotel in Monrovia, with 20 participants.According to Netsai Mushonga, senior manager of Cape Town, South Africa-based Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), the participants are drawn from human rights organizations, ECOWAS and the Ministry of Defense.She said two representatives each from the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) and the Daily Observer newspaper, have been invited to attend the seminar.“The media’s role in conflict resolution is important and therefore we recognize their contribution,” she said.She stated subjects to be considered at the seminar will provide knowledgeable skills on conflict resolution management.Mushonga said the CCR is a pan African organization with the primary interest to build the capacity of those in conflict resolutions, particularly in a country like Liberia where due to its recent past; conflict resolution skills have become necessary.Providing additional information on the seminar, Ms. Antonia Porter, a staff of the Centre for Conflict Resolution, said the seminar would provide better understanding on how to manage conflicts in a given situation.Porter, project officer of the Centre for Conflict Resolution has written extensively on gender issues, including special consideration on how HIV/AIDS is experienced in Africa, including in societies suffering or recovering from conflict and it was published in the Cape Times newspaper of South Africa.The Centre for Conflict Resolution is located in Cape Town, South Africa with the primary objective to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict through training, policy development, research and capacity building.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ship runs aground

first_imgJUNEAU, Alaska – When Linda Starn was jolted awake early Monday, she thought an earthquake had struck. It took the woman from Apple Valley, Calif., a second to realize where she was. She was in Alaska, on a cruise, and her ship had just run aground in the middle of the night. Starn and the other passengers were told to don life vests and gather in the ballroom, where they waited to be rescued. They sang “oldies but goodies” with a piano player and singer – one of the tunes was “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” – as the ship slowly listed to one side. “It looked like a really bad remake of the `Titanic,”‘ Starn said. Starn and her husband, Jack, were on their first-ever cruise when the Empress of the North, a riverboat-style cruise ship, hit a rock in Alaska’s Inside Passage, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 passengers. Starn said that she was terrified at first, but that the rescue went smoothly. “No one got excited. No one panicked,” Starn said. The Empress of the North had 206 passengers and 75 crew members aboard when it sent out an emergency radio message around 2 a.m., the Coast Guard said. When Coast Guard helicopters reached the area, the vessel was listing at the southern end of Icy Strait, about 50 miles southwest of Juneau, and it began taking on water, the Coast Guard said. As the ship’s pumps worked to remove the water, the passengers were transferred to other boats in the area and then to an Alaska state ferry to be taken to Juneau. “It couldn’t have been better orchestrated, the way things fell into place,” said Petty Officer Barry Lane. The Empress of the North floated free of the rock during the evacuation, and the crew was able to stabilize the ship, said the Coast Guard. State officials said the hull sustained significant damage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Argentine child sex abuse scandal widens

first_imgOn Monday a doctor and a psychologist at another Buenos Aires club, River Plate, told authorities that young footballers and volleyballers at the club had suffered sexual abuse.Authorities are also investigating a potential case at a third football club, Temperley.On Tuesday, the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) said a 40-year-old former gymnast had complained of abuse as a minor.Asked on Argentine TV how many gymnastics cases there might be, COA president Gerardo Werthein said “it is difficult to know” but added that “there are several.”Buenos Aires-based River Plate and Independiente are two of the most famous clubs in the country.River have won a record 36 league titles while Independiente have won the Copa Libertadores — South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League — a record seven times.Both are multi-sport clubs and operate hostels for young players recruited from across Argentina and abroad.Recent graduates of the River youth system include Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Erik Lamela (Tottenham) and Radamel Falcao (Monaco), who was bought from a Colombian club on his 15th birthday. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is a product of the Independiente youth system.— Coaxed into prostitution —Teenagers boarding with Independiente were reportedly coaxed into selling themselves in exchange for money, promotion to other teams within the club, football boots or even underwear.The teenager at the centre of the allegations said he and a 19-year-old player had been encouraged to sell themselves in a trendy Buenos Aires neighbourhood, where sexual encounters were organised with adult men, according to the local press.“The structure of this underage prostitution network didn’t only operate at Independiente. There are other clubs,” public prosecutor Maria Soledad Garibaldi said.So far, six people have been arrested as result of the Independiente case, including referee Martin Bustos, a public relations official and an organiser of youth tournaments.At River Plate, the complaint filed with police concerns the alleged sexual abuse of players in youth teams between 2004 and 2011, according to judicial sources cited by local media.“A surgeon knew there had been abuse of children who lived at the boarding facility at River,” Andres Bonicalzi, a lawyer for a rape victims charity, said at a press conference on Monday.Among the cases were two, involving young football players and one concerning a girl on a volleyball team.“We are investigating the testimony of provincial families whose children are victims of a paedophile network,” Bonicalzi added.Police searched River’s facilities on Tuesday. The doctor and psychologist are due to give their testimony to prosecutors on Wednesday.“Children came from their provinces with a dream,” said Maria Elena Leuzzi, the founder of Association of Victims of Violation, the NGO that defends minors who suffer sexual abuse and which arranged the official complaint to police by the River Plate medical staff.“They stole their childhoods and their bodies,” she said.Oscar Mangione, a former psychologist at another famous Buenos Aires club, Boca Juniors, said one problem is that only a tiny handful of the youngsters the clubs take from their homes make it as footballers.— Context of vulnerability —“Football is seen as a way upwards, but that’s not true because from every hundred boys who enter the system only two or three will play in the first division,” Mangione said.“These abuses occur in a context of vulnerability: many of these youngsters come from distant provinces and are separated from their families.“These reports will show that parents need to take more precautions.”Maria Elena Leuzzi is the president of the Association of Victims of Violation which organised the complaint against the River Plate club © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBut, he added, “this is not something limited to the clubs, these networks take advantage of the vulnerability of the boys, it is likely that they will also recruit young people in poor neighbourhoods.Another Argentine sports psychologist, Miguel Garcia Lombardi, said the way the youth system functions encourages players to see themselves as merchandise.“A footballer is playing to become a millionaire, we are in the process of marketing football, it starts with the player’s body. We buy the player, we invest in that body to make money,” Lombardi said.“Sex is just another element.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Children leaving the school run by River Plate in Buenos Aires © AFP / Eitan ABRAMOVICHBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 4 – A child abuse scandal involving several of Argentina’s most famous football clubs continued to unfold with interviews and searches while rippling outwards to include the country’s gymnastics federation.The lid was first lifted in March after a 17-year-old player with top Argentinian side Independiente told a club psychologist that he and another young player had been encouraged to sell themselves for sex. Club directors reported the allegations to the police.last_img read more

Van Gaal’s singing, Rodgers’ Liverpool future and a Harry Kane hat-trick – it’s the The Warm Up with Max Rushden

first_imgListen to Max and Barry discuss the weekend’s sport, including such hot topics as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool future, Louis van Gaal’s singing, Adebayor earning money for nothing and Sam Matterface’s stag do.The chaps are joined on the show by former Bradford, Burnley and Leeds striker Robbie Blake for their ‘Footballers Are Nice’ feature, Olympic badminton medalist and Spurs fan Gail Emms, plus the 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic winner, aka former snooker pro and Leicester fan Willie Thorne.Get The Warm Up podcast with Max Rushden every week for free by subscribing on iTunes herelast_img read more

‘Take off the shirt and walk away’ – Some Arsenal fans want ‘deadwood’ gone

first_imgCarl Jenkinson went two years without playing for Arsenal before making two appearances in just over a week.Jenkinson, the full-back, returned against Blackpool last week, turning out for the Gunners for the first time since November 2016. LATEST Jenkinson has now made two appearances this season Unai emery is actually giving Carl Jenkinson game time…unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/3V4foeqrh8— Loud Howard (@FriedRiceJim) November 8, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Not everyone is particularly pleased with Jenkinson staying at the Emirates, however, especially those who watched his performance against Sporting.A selection of supporters took to Twitter to react to the defender’s showing, and you can see some of the best comments below… scrap latest Jenkinson has played his second Arsenal game in a week having not played for the club in two years Numerous fans were shocked to see Jenkinson in the line-up, with many not even aware he was still at the club, having spent the last few years away on loan, first with West Ham then Birmingham.But Jenkinson remains with Arsenal, and he has a contract that does not expire until the end of next season. Most Read In Football Thing with Jenkinson is he’s a laughing stock at Arsenal but if Emery believes in him then I do to— Smokey 💨 (@ltzSmokey) November 8, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City carl jenkinson is by far the worst player..no ball control just a little bit of speed if that!.. How he plays for arsenal i dont no! #afc— The T34RIN!!™ (@T34RIN) November 8, 2018 How is Jenkinson still playing for @Arsenal #AFC— Lucasz AFC (@LucasDeepest) November 8, 2018 Carl Jenkinson…NO. JUST NO!. Please take that shirt off and walk away. #AFC #Arsenal #ARSSPO— Marios Christodoulou (@MarioChristo85) November 8, 2018 BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion gameday cracker Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img tense Emery: “I believe Jenkinson can improve Me: https://t.co/m7YJtTB6AC— Cuppy😍😍 (@__Shola) November 8, 2018 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED predicted #AFC | If you had told me 5 years ago that Carl Jenkinson would be starting a European game for us at LB, I wouldn’t have believed you 😅 https://t.co/u5TAz3renZ— Harry Lander (@Harry_Lander) November 8, 2018 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Win or lose can we give away Carl Jenkinson to Sporting as a token of participation. Piece of wenger deadwood @arsenal #afc— kbkoh (@kohkb) November 8, 2018 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update If I could wake up one day to find out I was someone else. I’d want it to be Jenkinson. That guy is living the dream. #jenko #afc— Thanseem Ali (@thanseem) November 9, 2018 SORRY revealed How’s jenkinson still at our club playing Europa League. This guy should be paying league 3 🤦🏽‍♂️ #AFC— Mr Maj (@yinksballer) November 8, 2018 I understand Emery’s philosophy about strong cup sides but we should be playing the future of the club not Jenkinson and Ramsey— h (@RadicalReiss) November 9, 2018 And then, to much surprise, the 26-year-old was named in Unai Emery’s starting line-up for Thursday’s Europa League group stage clash against Sporting.Jenkinson was fielded on the left side of Arsenal’s defence against the Portuguese outfit, and he lasted an hour before being withdrawn for Sead Kolasinac.last_img read more

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE CULTURAL ADVENTURE ON TORY ISLAND

first_imgExperience Tory Island with Rock agus Roam.Fairies, wishing stones, interred Indian princesses, and even a cursing stone with deadly powers…..You’ve heard all the stories but now it’s time to experience this very special island for yourself. Rock agus Roam has designed a weekend that will ensure you experience the very best of Tory with a guided star gazing night walk, Sean Nós and set dancing workshops, winkle picking with the King himself.Learn about the legendary Colmcille and visit the many archaeological sites.And then take to the floor for an unforgettable Ceilí Mór – what Tory is famous for.There was never a better time to visit this magical island, immerse yourself in the culture and practise your “cupla focal”. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, with plenty of free time to relax and take it all in.“A dance with the king is best described as a fair ground ride, you just follow his lead and he makes you feel like you can really dance, amazing feeling” (Moira, mng.ie)The weekend package includes two nights shared B&B in Tory Hostel return boat trip, all the activities, guides and entertainment.You just never know who you’ll meet on Tory.Leaving Magheraroarty pier at 7.30pm on the 12th September and returning on the 14th at 4.30pm. Places are limited, early booking is advised.Book here http://mng.ie/new-events/2014/9/12/rock-agus-roam-oilen-thoraigh-tory-island or contact Moira@mng.ie or 083 123 0529Bígí linn I ToraighAn raibh sé i gcónaí ar intinn agat dul go hOileán Thoraigh? Chuala tú na scéalta uilig faoi, agus ba mhaith leat do chéadfa a thumadh in uiscí ársa na háite seo! Bhal, níl dóigh níos fearr leis an deis sin a thapú ná le Rock agus Roam an Meán Fómhair seo….Cinnteoidh ár bpacáiste deireadh seachtaine go mbainfidh tú gach tairbhe as ollmhaitheasaí Thoraigh le siúlóidí treoraithe agus mar aon leis sin, beidh radharc réalt oíche ann, stair Chomcille, damhsa ar an tsean-nós, ceardlanna damhsa seit agus céilí, baint faochóg i gcuideachta an Rí é féin agus céilí mór nach ndéanfaidh tú dearmad go deo de, an rud a bhfuil Toraigh iomráiteach as.Rachaidh a tharlóidh duit i gcion go mór ort, agus neart ama agat le sult a bhaint as ar do sháimhín shó.“Tá rince leis an Rí mar a bheifeá ar shíob shiamsaíochta, lean a threoir agus creidfidh tú gur scoth dhamhsóir thú, iontach go deo”! (Moira, mng.ie)Tá dhá oíche lóistín agus bricfeasta roinnte i mBrú Thoraigh (cuir €30 leis don óstán), turas fillte báid, iomlán na n-imeachtaí, treoraithe agus siamsaíocht sa phacáiste deireadh seachtaine.Ag fágáil cé Mhachaire Uí Rabhartaigh ag 7.30pm ar an 12 lá agus ag filleadh ar an 14 lá ar an 4.30pm. Tá líon na bpacáistí teoranta, is fearr é a chur in áirithe go luath.Ní fhéadfá am níb fhearr a roghnú le cuairt a thabhairt ar an oileán draíochtach seo agus eolas a chur ar a stair agus ar a bhéaloideas, cuir na céadfa ar maos sa chultúr, cleachtaigh na ‘cúpla focal’ agus bíodh rince agat leis an Rí. Ní bheadh a fhios agat cé eile a bheadh thart.Book here http://mng.ie/new-events/2014/9/12/rock-agus-roam-oilen-thoraigh-tory-island or contact Moira@mng.ie or 083 123 0529BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE CULTURAL ADVENTURE ON TORY ISLAND was last modified: September 4th, 2014 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:Cultural eventFeaturesnewsNoticesRock agus RoamTory Islandlast_img read more

Tighter banquet hall rules discussed

first_img Vrej Sarkissian, president of the Restaurant and Banquet Hall Owners Association, which represents 13 of the city’s halls, said they make money for bakeries, tailor shops and other businesses in the community. “We cater to families,” he said. “It’s not like a nightclub where you’ve got kids that are getting out of control.” The council will discuss the proposed regulations again within the next couple months and expects to take a final vote early next year. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week One of the purposes of the regulations is to prevent businesses from “morphing” into banquet halls and avoiding city oversight, officials said. Among the proposed regulations is a requirement that fire sprinklers be installed in all existing halls. City officials have also proposed requiring halls to have certain ratios of security guards to guests, including three guards per 201-500 guests. Another proposal would require one valet parking attendant per 75 guests, which could prevent guests from walking through residential neighborhoods late at night to get to their cars. Glendale retiree Margaret Hammond said those attending events at the halls disturb nearby residents. “They come out late at night and they’re laughing … and these people (who live in the area) are all working people,” Hammond said. GLENDALE – After residents and police complained about noise and disturbances at local banquet halls, the City Council discussed Tuesday requiring more security guards, along with valet parking, at the businesses. Glendale has about 30 such halls, and some of the larger ones serve up to 500 patrons for christenings, weddings and other celebrations, officials said. Nearly all the halls received permission to open as restaurants, clubs or hotels, then expanded later to halls. The council has been considering the proposed regulations for months. “I think we should let the market decide how many banquet halls the community needs, and if there’s too many, people will not make money and they will close,” Mayor Rafi Manoukian said. “But to put regulations that are so onerous that business owners cannot abide by them and it causes the business to fail, then we’re not doing justice to the community, the business or the homeowner community.” last_img read more

DOHERTY CALLS ON LABOUR PARTY TO PULL THE PLUG ON COALITION GOVERNMENT

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has called on the Labour Party to pull out of the coalition government with Fine Gael. He was responding to Labour Party Chief Whip Emmet Stagg’s statement that he can foresee the Labour Party and Sinn Féin linking up in some way in the future.But Deputy Doherty said: “If Emmet Stagg or anyone else in the Labour Party is really seeking a new form of politics and a stronger left in Ireland then the first thing they need to do is to pull out of the Coalition with Fine Gael. “The Fine Gael/Labour Government is imposing an austerity regime on the Irish people that is causing mass unemployment, poverty, emigration, the erosion of public services and the worsening of pay and conditions for working people.“As Labour Chief Whip, Deputy Stagg has ensured that Labour TDs have supported this austerity regime through thick and thin, despite the cost to the many people who voted for the Labour Party in the hope of real change.“Let the Labour Party pull out of this Coalition and then the possibility of co-operation among parties of the left can be looked at realistically.”  DOHERTY CALLS ON LABOUR PARTY TO PULL THE PLUG ON COALITION GOVERNMENT was last modified: August 25th, 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:DOHERTY CALLS ON LABOUR PARTY TO PULL THE PLUG ON COALITION GOVERNMENTlast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: HUGELY POPULAR DONEGAL HOTEL LOOKING TO RECRUIT CHEFS

first_imgDue to an expansion in our food operations, we require one Chef de Partie and one 3rd year Commis Chef. We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic individual to work as part of our team in one of Inishowen’s most renowned establishments.Being our 90th year in business, you will be joining an ambitious team eager to enhance the customer experience, as well as maintaining our high standards in the kitchen and throughout. If you are interested in the position, send your CV to reservations@mcgrorys.ie   JOB VACANCIES: HUGELY POPULAR DONEGAL HOTEL LOOKING TO RECRUIT CHEFS was last modified: June 26th, 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:chefsJOB VACANCIES: HoteljobsKitchen staffMcGrorysnewslast_img read more