A newly organized Civil Society Organization (CSO) referred to as the “Rural Dwellers Consciousness Movement of Liberia, (RDCML)” has differed with the Senate on legislation barring officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from contesting future elections in the country. In a statement, RDCML says its attention has been drawn to the legislation adopted by the Senate, barring functionaries of the CBL entity from any electoral process in the country. Through a statement issued yesterday, and signed by its secretary-general, AdolphusGbagba, the Movement believes that the legislation is not only “ill-fated and infamous, but holds that said legislation is also selfishly and politically motivated by a hidden external hand.”The movement, according to the statement, believes that during this critical period in our national existence where a majority of the citizens must wallow to fend for themselves, “it is unthinkable and far-fetched for elected lawmakers to propagate legislations that are diabolical and anti-the people.”“It is evident that the move by the CBL to get the masses, especially rural inhabitants, out of the poverty trap is unprecedented: It helps to provide livelihood for the vast majority of our citizens in a poverty-stricken post-conflict. It must therefore be appreciated by all well-meaning citizens.” According to the group, the lawmakers want to keep the struggling masses of a war-ravaged country in abject poverty, starvation, and destitution. This is unacceptable.No time in the history of Liberia have benefits such as the CBL Loans Scheme, and other initiatives representing tax-payers’ money, has anything ever triggered down to the down-trodden until recently when the CBL made a robust intervention through its governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, with inspiration and support from the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Moreover, the movement noted that the action by the lawmakers has further exposed them to an absolute higher level of “insensitivity to the interest, wishes and aspiration of the Liberian people.”Accordingly, the movement representing the interest of, wishes and aspirations of thousands of rural dwellers, wish to caution the Senate of the movement’s ability and capacity to rally the support of its membership across the country to organize popular citizens’ protest against members of that august body to step away from yet another mistake— again, of their own making.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Shaun Graham Memorial 3k road race/walk will take place tonight (Tues) at 7 pm.The late Shaun Graham.Registration from 5.30 pm at Letterkenny Community Centre on Pearse Road.The race will start and finish at the centre. Entry is €5 and there will be chipped timing for runners. The event, organised by Letterkenny Athletic Club, is in memory of Shaun who died in a tragic car crash near Rathmullan, in 2013.More than 2,000 people took part in the event last year.SHAUN GRAHAM 3K ROAD RACE TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 29th, 2015 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:3k raceletterkennyShaun Graham read more
Drake Individual Women’s Results5,000 Meters1. Olivia Rogers, 17:29.883. Rachel Selva, 18:11.404. Elizabeth Aho, 18:21.495. MyKaela Cole, 18:37.17 Hammer Throw2. Lexie Chapman, 169-10 (51.77m)5. Katelyn Williams, 157-3 (47.92m) Drake Individual Men’s Results5,000 Meters2. Kyle Cass, 15:35.603. Joe Romain, 15:38.474. Cole Friedman, 15:53.316. Sam King, 16:17.618. Alex Rohlfs, 16:33.63 Kyle Cass tried to employ a similar kick in the men’s race, but came up just short with a second-place finish in 15:35.60 as the first of five Bulldogs in the top eight of the event. Despite the inclement weather, the Bulldogs still posted strong performances across the board during Friday’s brief schedule. Friday Results The field events were also featured Friday evening as Drake’s Lexie Chapman unfurled the longest recorded women’s mark in the hammer throw in program history. Her throw of 169-10 (51.77m) earned her second place in the event. Joey Harkins also made history in the men’s hammer throw with the fourth-best toss in school history at 162-11 (49.66m). His throw came on his final attempt to earn him a fourth-place finish. Max Harlan was also second in the javelin for the Bulldogs Friday afternoon with a toss of 162-4 (49.47m). Long Jump3. Cloud Masibhera, 20-7 (6.27m) Olivia Rogers won the women’s 5,000 meters for the Bulldogs in 17:29.88 to notch a personal best by nearly two minutes with a late, strong kick. She was joined by three other Bulldogs in the top-five to help Drake score eight points in the event. Action at the Jim Duncan Invitational resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. at Drake Stadium. Story Links The Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up their outdoor season in rainy conditions Friday afternoon for the first day of the annual Jim Duncan Invitational at Drake Stadium. Hammer Throw4. Joey Harkins, 162-11 (49.66m) 2019 Jim Duncan InvitationalDrake Stadium – March 29-30 Javelin2. Max Harlan, 162-4 (49.47m)5. Will Tsai, 145-0 (44.43m)7. Jacob Lewis, 134-4 (40.95m) Print Friendly Version read more
The NFL has suspended New York Giants‘ Will Hill for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. This is the safety’s second drug suspension in two just years.Last year, Hill fought to make the Giants team after going undrafted, yet only played 12 games. Halfway through the season, he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Adderall and was suspended four games for the violation.Hill will sit out the first four games of the Giants’ season, however, he can still participate in training camp and all preseason games. He will be eligible to return Monday, Sept. 30.Hill commented on his suspension last year saying, “I accept full responsibility for this situation, and it won’t happen again.”Really?