European Union Delegation Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Tiina Intelmann, says while they understand the strategic infrastructural needs of Liberia, human development remains cardinal on their agenda.Ambassador Intelmann told a Peace Education seminar at the Liberia Media Center (LMC) that the European Union “tends to focus on long term assistance programs,” maintaining that “the most important investment we can make is investing in the human capital of your country.”In this regard, the EU in support of the Peace Education Seminar, involving students from the Kofi Annan School for Conflict Transformation, Cuttington University, AME University, and the United Methodist University, has given 221,774 Euros out of 277,218 Euros needed to facilitate the project.The March 31 seminar launched the Peace and Conflict Studies Curriculum, developed jointly by LMC and other institutions.The Peace and Conflict Studies Curriculum project is expected to bring together university and community college students from different cultural and regional backgrounds in a discussion about peace and cross cultural tolerance in Liberia.Its objectives are to strengthen research, documentation, advocacy and communication capacities of potential students in Liberian universities and community colleges in five counties. The counties are Montserrado, Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Nimba. The Peace and Conflict Studies project is expected to strengthen the prevention of conflicts, build peace and ensure the participants’ placement in conflict prevention opportunities upon graduation.The Curruculum is also designed to strengthen existing student structures and network in entrenching peace building practices and sustaining the institutional support framework specifically in the project objectivesThe Officer –in-Charge of the Liberia Media Center, Larmii Kpargoi, acknowledged the financial role of the EU in the project and suggested that the curriculum be taken at different academic levels.At the close of the day the Media Center presented digital peace libraries to each of the seven partner tertiary institutions, comprising an internet stick and a desktop computer, loaded with peace and conflict resolution materials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 37-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old in 2011, and for threatening her to keep quiet.Tamba Theophilus was 32-years-old when he raped his then 5 year-old victim in August 2011. He sat quietly yesterday at Criminal Court ‘E’ at the Temple of Justice.He previously pleaded not guilty to the crime, a first degree felony that carries a prison term of more than 15 years. He changed his plea after his legal team and state lawyers entered into a plea bargain.At Monday’s hearing Judge Joseph S. Fayiah imposed what family members and other sympathizers of the victim described as a “much lesser sentence than recommended.”Judge Fayiah said prosecutors and Theophilus’ defense team had initially agreed to a special sex-offender sentencing alternative.But he failed to explain conditions of the plea bargain.The alternative sentence apparently was sought to prevent Theophilius’ victim from suffering further trauma by testifying in court.Judge Fayiah further said the agreement between the parties took place on September 14, 2015, relying on the statutory provision contained in the revised Code of Law of Liberia.“The fact is that the court is not a party to the said agreement and therefore the terms and conditions are not binding on it; as well as the power of the court to impose whatever sentence that it deems legal, fair and just,” he said.“The defendant expressed his willingness to accept any final judgment of this court in its wisdom to impose upon him as a matter of law.”After declining the alternative sentencing recommendation, the judge, during sentencing, said: “It is the final judgment of this court that the defendant is adjudged guilty of the crime of statutory rape and hereby sentenced to ten years imprisonment retroactively commencing from August 10, 2011 the date of his arrest and incarceration by the Gardnersville Magisterial Court.“The defendant will serve the last one year of his remaining term of imprisonment under supervised probation, after he shall have served nine of his ten years imprisonment term consistent with the final judgment of this court.“Predicated upon the plea bargain agreement and in accordance with the law, this final judgment takes into consideration the victim’s age of 5 years at the time of the commission of the rape against her by the defendant.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Photo Gallery: 50-year-old shooting victim PICO RIVERA – A grandmother of eight shot in the head when she stopped a man tagging a wall died Monday of her injuries. Relatives said Maria Hicks, 57, of Pico Rivera was taken off life support at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. She was pronounced dead before noon, according to sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Larry Lincoln. Hicks, a longtime Pico Rivera resident, was shot at 9:55 p.m. Friday by occupants of a gray car who drove up behind her vehicle as she followed a graffiti tagger. No one has been arrested. “It’s a high price to pay,” said her brother, Ruben Quintero, 58, of Pico Rivera. “The family is devastated. My heart has been obliterated.” He said shock is not a strong enough word to describe what happened. He had a message for the shooters. “Think about what you are doing. If they know in fact who they murdered, maybe they’ll have some sense there is a limit to criminality. They took away a person who was positive and giving,” Quintero said. He said his sister was generous, saintly but had a no-tolerance philosophy for things like graffiti. The wall at San Gabriel River Parkway and Woodford Street was frequently tagged, residents and city officials said. He said the tagging went on and on. That’s why his sister was so incensed. “You cannot allow someone to tag the community. She was always like that, not afraid to stand up and talk. To me, this was a heroic act,” Quintero said. Family members said Hicks, who was called “Kita,” was coming home Friday night from her sister’s house. She was helping with a yard sale to benefit a local school. The sale was scheduled Saturday. Deputies said she was driving north on San Gabriel River Parkway when she saw a man spray-painting a wall at San Gabriel River Parkway and Woodford Street. Residents of nearby Miguel Avenue where Hicks grew up and lived said that wall is often defaced. Witnesses told deputies Hicks flashed her car lights and honked at the tagger. He walked away. “She followed him for a short distance,” Lincoln said. A small silver-gray compact car carrying at least two men drove up behind her and fired several times at Hicks. She was hit once in the upper torso and taken to County-USC Medical Center. The suspects were last seen heading north on San Gabriel River Parkway. Lincoln said there were at least two people in the getaway car and one on foot. He said the tagger was a Latino in his 20s. “We’re trying to get the public’s assistance,” he said. Hospital staff said Hicks was taken to the neurosurgery ward for head trauma. She was later transferred to intensive care, where she died on Monday. Shocked neighbors described Hicks as someone willing to lend a hand to anyone and keep an eye on the neighborhood kids if needed. “She was a very, very nice lady. I didn’t know it was her until I was told Saturday,” said Joe Alaniz, 46, who said Hicks gave him an inflatable Halloween ghost for the kids when he was new to the neighborhood. “It’s just sad. I was shocked when I found out about it … I hope they solve it. She was really nice. She didn’t deserve it.” Alaniz said the neighborhood is really quiet. Another neighbor, Sandra Rodriguez, called Hicks an excellent woman, neighbor and friend. Hicks worried about speeders in the area and told Rodriguez to write down license plate numbers of such drivers. “She was just very friendly, always looking out for the kids,” Rodriguez, 40, said. “You can always count on her in an emergency. If we needed a favor, she was always there.” “I haven’t been able to get over (the shooting).” Flowers and candles were left at the intersection where Hicks confronted the tagger. The nearby wall showed no graffiti, but was freshly painted. But graffiti peppered the area around the nearby intersection of Beverly Boulevard and San Gabriel River Parkway. Quintero said the tagging on the wall is something the city needs to resolve. He suggested planting a bougainvillea or putting an infrared light there. “It’s a horrible tragic case,” said Pico Rivera Mayor Ron Beilke. “Whatever happened to the value of life nowadays?” He said the area where the wall is located is known for tagging. The city endured a rash of graffiti over the weekend, which included three schools being vandalized, but Beilke didn’t know if it was related to Friday’s shooting. He said the city implemented the weekend graffiti removal crew for the rest of the summer to knock graffiti down. He said officials are thinking of maybe planting vines there. “It’s something to look at,” he added. Beilke pointed out that during Neighborhood Watch meetings where graffiti comes up, deputies always warn residents to never confront taggers but to call it in. “Take the warning of the professionals. Please stay away from these guys,” he said. Hicks, who turned 57 last week, worked at Monterey Park Hospital on Atlantic Boulevard for 11 years. She was a secretary for the medical/surgical unit where she answered patients’ calls, input physicians’ orders and assisted nurses with filing results, according to Ericka Smith, chief operating officer for the hospital. “It’s a tragic loss to our family. Everyone is devastated. Everyone is in shock,” she said. “It’s a senseless death.” Smith said representatives from the 400-employee, 101-bed hospital have been meeting with workers and offering grief counseling. Hicks was employee of the month in October 2000 and employee of the year in 2000, Smith said. She added that Hicks was a model employee who was well liked by her peers, the physicians and staff. “She was always willing to help,” Smith said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500. Correspondent Airan Scruby contributed to this story. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A full investigation will determine the exact cause, he added. The collision triggered a fire, but firefighters contained the flames to the front portion of the train, officials said. The crash was only the second serious collision on the 13.7-mile Gold Line since the light-rail service began ferrying riders from Pasadena to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles in 2003, Inzunza said. On Sept. 11 on Avenue 55 and Marmion Way, just five blocks from Friday’s collision, a pickup truck collided with a Gold Line train, injuring seven people, including the truck’s driver, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, emergency officials said. Officials Friday were lauding a passer-by who saw the collision and drove to the scene to help. “The person today that needs the recognition is that gentleman that actually was driving down Avenue 51, (who) came upon the scene of the accident (and) saw people running toward the scene,” Los Angeles police Detective Michael Kaden told reporters at the scene. “He then drove his car directly up next to the side of the train, where he stopped, couldn’t believe that anybody wasn’t helping her – because she was yelling at people to help her – and took the action: jumped the fence and risked his own life to be able to save this lady today,” Kaden said. “He’s the hero,” he added. “He’ll have a nice story to be able to tell his children and his grandchildren. And I’ll do what I can with the City Council’s office, to be able to get some sort of citizen’s reward for him. That’s the least that I can do.” The name of that driver was not immediately released. But a witness, Eric Ramirez, told reporters he and several other people rushed to the scene and used a knife to cut off the woman’s seat belt and pull her from her mangled SUV. Marsha Depaz, who was walking past the intersection when the accident happened, said she stood stunned and watched as the train dragged the SUV for several yards. After the collision the car burst into flames, she said. “The car was coming really fast and broke through (the crossing arm) before the train hit it,” she said. Los Angeles City Fire Department Capt. Tina Haro said several passengers jumped from the train after the car caught fire, which resulted in some injuries. All of the injured were taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital and to Glendale Adventist Medical Center. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Video: 6 injured in Gold Line wreckPhoto Gallery: Gold Line crash HIGHLAND PARK – Less than a month after and only five blocks from a similar incident, a Metro Gold Line train and a vehicle collided at a rail crossing Friday morning, injuring six people, none of them seriously, officials said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Luis Inzunza said MTA investigators believe the driver of a small-sized sport utility vehicle might have crashed through the lowered rail guards at the crossing at Avenue 50 and Marmion Way just after 7 a.m., before crashing into the front of the southbound train. “The car was coming east and the barriers were down,” Inzunza said, adding that the barriers were operating at the time.
TEAM NEWS: Petr Cech starts for Arsenal against Sunderland in the FA Cup as David Ospina is OUT with injury Just as David Ospina was about to be given his first Arsenal start since September, injury strikes. Arsene Wenger – who said the Columbian was a future Arsenal number one – confirmed his second-choice shot-stopper would be starting in Saturday’s FA Cup game against Sunderland.As the team sheets were handed out at the Emirates, Ospina’s name was nowhere to be seen as Petr Cech was the man between the sticks.The club revealed the 27-year-old was carrying a slight groin problem and will miss the holder’s third round tie. Here is how the holders will be lining up, as they bid to win the competition for a third consecutive year, followed by Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats.Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud.Sunderland XI: Pickford, Yedlin, Coates, O’Shea, Van Aanholt, Lens, Toivonen, Cattermole, Watmore, Fletcher, Graham.LISTEN: Manchester United vs Sheffield United, from 17:30 1
Manchester United star Andreas Pereira celebrates with team-mates 1 Jose Mourinho won his first game in charge of Manchester United as his side were 2-0 winners over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.The Red Devils fielded new signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who both impressed, while Luke Shaw made his first start since breaking his leg against PSV Eindhoven last September in the Champions League.But it was two academy stars who gave Man United the win as Will Keane and Andreas Pereira grabbed the goals against Wigan, who won League One last year.And you can see both goals from the game below…Wigan 0-1 Manchester United: Will Keane’s goal against WiganWigan 0-2 Manchester United: Andreas Pereira’s goal against Wigan
The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF gameday cracker Iniesta’s post was meant to celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings Balthazar, Mechior and Gaspar to the birth of Jesus to a stable in Bethlehem.However, it caused outrage online as two of the characters had darkened their skin colours to correctly portray two of the kings as black.A team of advisers representing the 34-year-old have now released a statement online, claiming the post was not designed to offend any of his followers.Reported by Goal, it read: “On January 6, Andres Iniesta’s family received the visit of the Three Kings at his house and decided to photograph himself to share this image with his fans on the player’s social networks. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “The presence of the Three Kings belongs to the culture of our country, rooted for many years with which we want to celebrate the most magical day of the year with our children and is a tradition that the Iniesta Ortiz family repeats every year.“We want to settle the controversy that has arisen around this picture in which the three people dressed and characterised with make-up appear as the Kings of the East, Gaspar, Melchior, and Baltasar, as happens in most cavalcades and events that were celebrated in Spain that day.“At no time did Andres Iniesta want to bother anyone with that photograph, which is the image of the illusion in Spain and apologises to those people who may have been offended.” Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Iniesta poses with his family and the Three Kings Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won revealed Andres Iniesta has apologised after being caught up in a race row after posing alongside two ‘blacked up’ characters.The Spain and Barcelona legend (now plying his trade with Vissel Kobe in Japan) shared an image on his social media pages showing him posing with his family celebrating Feliz dias de Reyes – a festive Christian tradition in Spain. 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion REVEALED RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY Most Read in Football
Mary worked as a self-employed florist in Bloomfield, Indiana and later was a clerk for many years at the Paoli Walmart.Mary is survived by her spouse William Gilbert, daughters, Marilea Grider (Kirk Miller), Julie Doerge (Michal), Alice Johnson(Michael), step-daughter, Kelly Sorg, step-sons, Bradley and Brian Gilbert, grandchildren Laura Jane Miller (Dylan Woodliff),Andrew Miller, Kyeth Timm (Cindy), Kilah Galvin (Jaime), Colte Davis, Avron Easter, Mackenzie Mehaffey, Keagan Sorg,Brady Coulter, Greyson McCoy, sister Sharon Elliott-Fox, 3 nieces and a nephew and 6 great-grandchildren.Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Zella and Earl Cauble of Salem, Indiana.Visitation will be from 11-1 PM Monday August 14, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem, followed by a gravesideservice at Crown Hill Cemetery.The family of Mary Gilbert wishes to thank the ICU nurses at Floyd Baptist Hospital for their dedication and care. Mary Marie Cauble Gilbert, 76 of Livonia, Indiana passed away on August 10, 2017, after a short illness.Mary was born in Salem, Indiana on May 19, 1941. She graduated from Salem High School in 1959 and continued on toreceive a certification in floral design.Mary was married to William Gilbert on August 24, 1989 and they were married 28 years.
By Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Spencer/Columbus Rockets evened their record to 2-2 in week four of the high school football season, winning at Stanley-Boyd 47-14 on Sept. 13.“We came out and played very well early on in all aspects of the game,” Spencer/Columbus Head Coach Jason Gorst said afterward. “Offensively, we were able to move the ball, not necessarily in big chunks – we didn’t have a high per-play average – but we were consistent in moving the ball.”The Rockets gained 4.6 yards per play in defeating Stanley-Boyd. S/C jumped out to a 22-0 lead, and held a 34-14 advantage after three quarters. The Rockets added two scores in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring, including a late interception returned for a touchdown by Brett Kasch.Austin Bacon carried the ball 29 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns, including the game’s first score, a five-yard TD run in the first quarter. Eden Jacobson had 31 rushes for 121 yards and two scores—a pair of two-yard TD runs. Quarterback Gage Stratman was 5-for-7 for 56 yards and one touchdown—a four-yard scoring strike to Will Schlafke in the fourth quarter.The Rockets outgained Stanley-Boyd 347-91. The time of possession was lopsided as well. S/C had the ball for 38:43, compared to just 8:40 for the Orioles.“It was kind of a combination of a few things,” Coach Gorst added. “Our defense was quick to get off the field, whether it was forcing a three-and-out or forcing several turnovers in the game. And then offensively, we had a strong rushing attack. We just stayed consistent and had long drives, and tried to get three to four yards per play, and it certainly led to us having the ball for most of the game.”The Orioles also surrendered three of their possessions with turnovers, including interceptions by Kasch and Cole Timmler. The Rockets were also 44 percent on third-down conversions – 7/16.Spencer/Columbus will host Neillsville/Granton on Sept. 20 and Colby on Sept. 27, followed by a road game at Cadott on Oct. 4.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Another year, another iteration of Napster. The pioneering file sharing program that has existed the past couple of years as a music subscription service will relaunch with a web-based client, according to our network blog last100: josh catone 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts “In yet another attempt to return to glory, Napster will rely less on its desktop client in favor of a Web-based approach as it hopes to attract more paying subscribers.Napster seeks to make its platform more flexible and compatible with any Internet-enabled device with the release of Version 4.0. The move will allow NapsterÄôs 770,000 subscribers to play their music from any computer without having to download additional software. Before today, Napster subscribers could only listen to their music after downloading the desktop client to their personal computers, although the Napster software is still required to transfer music from the service to compatible devices.”Napster COO Chris Allen said during a press conference that he expects the music industry to be free of DRM by the end of next year. That’s an odd thing for Allen to say given that Napster runs a subscription service that relies on DRM to work. If Napster is really getting ready for a DRM-free world, they will have to change their business model. For more, check out the post at last100.