Weah Apologizes to Liberians

first_imgCongress for Democratic Change (CDC) senatorial candidate George Weah has openly apologized for his “actions and inactions, which in one way or another, may have hurt Liberians along the way.”Weah told a gathering of predominantly current and former lawmakers at the Capitol Building yesterday that he is sorry for what he knowingly or unknowingly did to individuals or a group of people while serving the nation in his capacity as Peace Ambassador and political leader of his party.Specifically on the political wrangling that has affected the CDC, Weah again apologized, stressing; “Some of the hard decisions taken by the party at the time were intended to move the party forward.” It is not clear what the “hard decisions” are because he did not go into them.He called for unity among party officials in the ensuing election period while re-echoing his confidence to sweep the senatorial election in Montserrado County.The nation’s former Peace Ambassador assured his supporters that he would remain focused on the senatorial race, dismissing speculations that he wants to give in to Robert Sirleaf.He spoke at the Capitol Building when 17 lawmakers organized a program to pledge their support to the CDC candidate for the upcoming senatorial election.In their statement the group of lawmakers declared that: “recognizing the roles played by Amb. Weah as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and the numerous contributions he made nationally and internationally;“Acknowledging the unifying character of Amb. Weah prompting his preferment as Peace Ambassador of Liberia, we are convinced that the presence of Amb. Weah in the Liberian Senate will further strengthen the capacity to deliver to the Liberia people.”The lawmakers affirmed their confidence in Weah, adding that they believe he is capable of providing quality leadership to the people of Montserrado County in the Senate.“We now hereby resolve to endorse the candidacy of Amb. Weah as Senator of Montserrado County and call on all citizens of Montserrado County to rally support for his overwhelming election as Senator,” the lawmakers declared.Weah was endorsed by Representatives Bill Twehway, Gabriel Nyenkan, Henry Fanhbulleh, Edwin M. Snowe, Abraham V. Corneh, Edward S. Forh and William V. Dakel among others.For his part, Forh described Weah as “a symbol of Liberia” and their action represents the first of a long travel to 2017 presidential and legislative elections.In a related development, the House of Representative has extended its stay in session to the 12th of December 2014.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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Rural Ohio counties added to USDA StrikeForce Initiative

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University last week to announce the expansion of the USDA’s StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative into 11 high-poverty counties in Ohio. Launched in 2010, more than 1,500 StrikeForce partnerships have already helped USDA support nearly 190,000 projects and invest $23.5 billion in high-poverty areas in rural America.USDA’s StrikeForce delivers promising, sustainable results by building partnerships with community organizations, businesses, foundations, universities, faith-based and other groups to help challenged communities shape a future based on local assets and regional strengths. To date, StrikeForce technical assistance helping USDA invest nearly $7.5 billion into 970 counties across the U.S. to create jobs, build homes, feed kids, assist farmers and conserve natural resources in some of the nation’s most economically challenged areas.“If farmers in these Ohio counties are looking for additional credit, it becomes available through StrikeForce,” Vilsack said. “It also raises the awareness of some of our conservation programs, the micro-loan program and the high-tunnel house program. That raised awareness results in more loans being made.”StrikeForce was created to address persistent poverty across America. USDA identifies census tracts with over 20% poverty (according to American Community Survey data) to identify sub-county pockets of poverty. As areas of persistent poverty are identified, USDA staff work with state, local and community officials to increase awareness of USDA programs and help build program participation through intensive community outreach and technical assistance.“The next step is for our team at USDA to travel to the designated counties, sit down with local officials and ask them what they need in their area,” Vilsack said. “This has to be a bottom up system.”Currently, 85% of the country’s persistent poverty counties are in rural America. More than one-third of rural Americans and one-in-four rural children live in poverty.Finding uses for these new funds in the determined Ohio counties will begin with meetings that include officials from USDA, the Ohio Rural Development and Ohio Farm Service Agencies and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Shortly thereafter, the process will transition to an outreach effort in the StrikeForce zones.“We’ll then survey local officials, businesses and stakeholders in those areas about what they think the biggest needs in their counties are,” said Tony Logan, State Director for USDA Rural Development for Ohio. “Then we’ll get to the drawing board and figure out which agency needs to apply their program dollars in each county.”Although many of the dollars tagged for the StrikeForce Initiative will go towards needs that may not be tied directly to agriculture, some will be used for issues related to the farm and used to aid in the water quality concerns in the state.“In Lucas county, these funds will be used to not only help with the poverty there, but also to start up some new conservation efforts in that county because of the recent water issues they have seen,” Logan said. “Farms across the state will also benefit with new farm loans for beginning farmers and veterans, which will be a sweat spot for the StrikeForce counties as well.”StrikeForce counties in Ohio include: Adams, Athens, Fayette, Guernsey, Jackson, Lucas, Meigs, Morgan, Pike, Scioto and Vinton.last_img read more

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Pampanga edges Bulacan to enter NBTC Division II semis

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director The other semifinals game will pit Lyceum-Cavite against Italy.Lyceum-Cavite got its semifinals ticket after lambasting Tagum, 93-61, while Italy edged Legazpi, 83-75, in their matchup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Metta World Peace wants to see ‘proud Filipino’ son Jeron play for Gilas Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Pampanga survived a tough struggle against Bulacan, 82-74, in the Division II Fantastic Eight of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Jiam Quiambao led the Kapampangan’s three-pronged attack with 34 points with 13 rebounds while Jacob Delfino added 18 points while coming away with three steals.Jolo Manansala also finished with a double-double for Pampanga with 15 points and 11 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWaiting for Pampanga in the semifinals is General Santos after beating Dumaguete 79-70.John Bravo led the way for the Bulakeños with 25 points and 20 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Barcelona ‘lied’ about Messi’s renewal

first_imgPrimera División Bartomeu is lying about Messi’s renewal, claims Benedito Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 20:57 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Lionel Messi, Barcelona Getty Primera División Barcelona Transfers The Blaugrana president asserts that the Argentine icon is already playing under new terms, but his claims have been challenged Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s claim that Lionel Messi has already signed a new contract has been disputed by Agusti Benedito, who believes only the Argentine’s father has put pen to paper.Benedito, a former Barcelona presidential candidate, is currently campaigning for signatures to lodge a vote of no confidence against Bartomeu and the club’s board after accusing them of starting a “serious institutional crisis”.Barca 6/10 for La Liga title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And after previously branding Bartomeu as “out of control”, he has now challenged the president’s previous insistence that Messi – whose current deal expires in less than a year – has already agreed to an extension.Benedito claims Messi’s father is the only one to sign the deal and until the player himself commits, the agreement “has no validity”.”Bartomeu has said that the contract is signed, but that is not true,” Benedito said at a media conference on Thursday.”This contract without the signature of Messi has no validity. Although it has been signed by his father, he [Bartomeu] needs the signature of the player.”Benedito went on to suggest that Messi’s reason for stalling could be linked to Bartomeu still being in charge at the club.”It’s possible that the presence of Bartomeu is the main obstacle for this not being complete,” he added.”I hope the president explains the truth, because this is not the first time he lies.”last_img read more

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Buddy Hield goes sixth to New Orleans Pelicans

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas, June 24, 2016 – Buddy Heild will get a multi-million dollar deal as he was the sixth pick last night at the NBA drafts in New York.  Heild, who hails from Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama also has very close TCI ties through his mother and when asked what he will do with his first big paycheck… Heild said put some in church and buy his mother a house.  Buddy Heild was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans.center_img Photo:  Brad Pennerlast_img

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The Arc of San Diego is seeking candidates with autism for a

first_img July 22, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 22, 2019 The Arc of San Diego is seeking candidates with autism for a hiring pilot program 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Arc of San Diego is partnering with Neurodiversity in the Workplace and Thermo Fisher for a neurodiversity hiring/training program for candidates with autism.Selected candidates will attend a two-week training program at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad, CA location for roles specializing in data science and technology.To apply, send resume to [email protected] by August 1, 2019For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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