US Congress Bipartisan Committee in Town

first_img– Advertisement – Congressman David Price of North Carolina leads the HDP Delegation to discuss with the Liberian Legislature. …Holds Discussion with LegislatureA Congressional delegation from the United States has arrived in Monrovia. The U.S. legislators, traveling with the House Democracy Partnership (“HDP”), will be led by the HDP Chairman, Representative David Price of North Carolina.  The delegation also includes Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Representative Barbara Lee of California, Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, and Representative Alma Adams of North Carolina.The mission of the U.S. HDP is to promote responsive, effective government and to strengthen democratic institutions by assisting legislatures in emerging democracies.  Central to their work is peer-to-peer cooperation to build technical expertise in partner legislatures and enhance accountability, transparency, legislative independence, access to information, and government oversight.The HDP initiated a legislative partnership with the Legislature of Liberia in July 2006 to deepen bilateral relations and foster collaboration between U.S. and Liberian legislators on issues common to both countries.The Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers, along with other members of the legislature, will host the U.S. delegation on Capitol Hill, where they will learn about Liberian legislative priorities, and consult on legislative procedures and structures that enhance representative governance.They will also meet with President George Weah and members of his Cabinet, as well as civil society and non-governmental organizations.On Tuesday, October 8 at 4 p.m., the delegation will participate in a Community Media Forum that will be broadcast live on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page.  On Wednesday, October 9, members of the delegation will be interviewed live on ECOWAS Radio.A 19-member delegation, headed by 79 year-old Representative David E. Price, is in Monrovia to also hold a two-day discussion with House Speaker Chambers, Senate President Pro Tempore, Albert Chie and the entire leadership of the 54th Legislature.The meetings, according to legislative insiders, will begin on Tuesday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.The discussion aims to promote responsive, effective government and strengthen democratic institutions by assisting the Legislature in emerging democracies.The HDP works directly with partner countries, including Liberia, to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.The partnership is assisted by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Republican Institute (IPI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).The HDP is chaired by Congressman David Price of North Carolina, a bipartisan (dual-party) Committee of the House of Representatives.The delegation includes Chairman Price and his wife, Lisa Price, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Mrs. Christie Mullin, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Dr. Thomas Wright (Spouse), Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Diana DeGette, Alma Adams, Congressman Andre Carson and the Chief Clerk, Cheryl Johnson.Others are House Parliamentarian Tom Wickham, Director of Legislative Operations for the Majority Leader Shuwanza Goff, HDP Executive Director Derek Luyten, Justin Wein, PSM, HDP Majority, Appropriations Committee; Madam Julie Nickson, HDP Executive Director, Appropriations Committee, Nils Mueller, USAID Detailee to HDP, Colonel John H. Scherner, MD FCCP, Attending Physician (Congressman Price escort) and Sergeant Christian Cepeda, Military Liaison (Congressman Price escort).Established by the US House of Representatives in 2005, the HDP is comprised of 20 members from the Democratic and Republican parties. It uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staffs, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas, such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services.Its singular focus is on the legislative branch of government, and its ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.The current leaders and members of the HDP are of the 116th Congress with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointing 11 Democratic Members, while the nine Republican members were appointed by Minority leader McCarthy.Those appointed by Speaker Pelosi are Representatives David Price, North Carolina (Chair), Susan Davis, California; Gwen Moore, Wisconsin; Dina Titus, Nevada; Gerry Connolly, Virginia; and Ted Lieu, California.Others include Representative Norma Torres, California; Robin Kelly, Illinois; Terri Sewell, Alabama;  Diana DeGette, Colorado and  Barbara Lee, California.Minority Leader McCarthy appointed Representatives Vern Buchanan, Florida (Co-Chair); Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska; Mike Conaway, Texas; Adrian Smith, Nebraska; Steve Womack, Arkansas; Bill Flores, Texas, Jackie Walorski, Indiana; Tom Rice, South Carolina, and Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

74th anniversary of victory over fascism celebrated

first_imgIn celebration of the 74th anniversary since the victory over fascism, which ended the sufferings of many and ceased the killing of millions of people, the Russian Embassy on Thursday commemorated this milestone with the Guyanese community.Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander KurmazDuring World War Two, the Soviets were the first to reach the German capital of Berlin, which caused Germany to surrender in May of 1945, shortly after the suicide of Adolf Hitler. As a result of this, the Russians attained victory over fascism, which ceased the suffering of all.Shortly after Germany surrendered, the Nazi regime was systematically dismantled through the allied powers. From 1945 to 1949, many Nazi leaders were convicted of war crimes for which they received the death penalty. This restored peace among many countries which were fighting for freedom.At the Theatre Guild, Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz, briefly explained that this day is seen as a medium to pay respect to the ancestors, martyrs and heroes who sacrificed their lives to fight fascism.“Our task, personal and historic at the same time, (is) not only to hold in remembrance that incredible feat, but also to tell people the truth about the real events of those years, about the role of the Soviet people and the Red Army in the victory over fascism.”The ambassador said the Soviet Union had experienced a great deal of adversity, and there was mass destruction across the nation.“None of the peoples experienced such a scale of horror of war as our country, the Soviet Union. The enemy rushed on our earth, for years killed our family, burned our houses; and in no mercy, destroyed our schools, museums, temples, monuments, plants, factories, hospitals…In this war, the question was raised ambiguously, ‘to die or win?’ And the Soviet people not only resisted, but also made a decisive contribution to a common victory over fascism,” the ambassador said.World War Two lasted for 2,195 days, and 61 countries participated. It is said that the Soviet Union lost 26.6 million people during the war. China lost some 11.3 million, Germany lost over seven million, Japan lost 1.8 million, and Poland lost 6.85 million.Great Britain, the United States of America and the French and Dutch empires also suffered losses.Last year, the Russian Embassy commemorated this day with a photographic exhibition held at the National Library, wherein was captured images before, during and after the war.last_img read more

The Mayor of Dawson Creek has passed away

first_imgA Facebook Group has been started in memory of Calvin. The Mayor of Dawson Creek, Calvin Kruk has passed away after a short battle with Cancer. Calvin passed away early Sunday morning in Dawson Creek. In September of this year, Calvin announced that he had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer following a bout with pneumonia.At the time Calvin had this to say, “If not for the pneumonia the cancer might not have been found for some time so despite the challenges ahead I am very lucky. Thankfully I am expected to make a full recovery.”- Advertisement -Calvin was Mayor of Dawson Creek from November of 2005. Earlier this month Calvin had announced his intensions to run for Mayor again, but later withdrew to seek a seat on Council. From 1999 to 2005 Kruk served as member of City Council.Born and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, he moved to Dawson Creek in 1990. Calvin has enjoyed working with the community through his role as Manager of the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre and as an announcer and advertising consultant for CJDC.He was involved in numerous community organizations and recently won the Green Cities award from the Premier as Dawson Creek is noted for its community energy planning and actions, including conservation and developing alternative sources. Advertisement Calvin was also a local artist, with work that appeared on the cover of local phone books and on a mural in the community of Dawson Creek. His work was strongly based around the Northern Lights.Calvin leaves behind his wife Faith and son Austin. Calvin was 43 years old.If you have memories of Calvin you’d like to share, login and leave a comment below.Advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup star Cuadrado unsure over future as Man United and Barcelona tipped to launch moves

first_img Juan Cuadrado 1 Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado says he still does not know where he will ply his trade next season with Barcelona also interested in his signature.The Fiorentina star enjoyed a stellar World Cup alongside team-mate James Rodriguez and now looks set to move to a major European club.Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has reiterated that there have been no formal offers for the versatile star and the player also appears to have taken a relaxed attitude to the media speculation surrounding him.“I don’t know yet what will happen,” he told Radio Blu. “At this moment I haven’t received any concrete offers from any club.“You read a lot of things but at the moment there is nothing concrete. I’m not in a hurry to decide my future – we’ll see what happens.“Wherever I play I will try to give my best in every match.”last_img read more

Video: Football fans continue to show disgust at prices

first_img1 .@BVB fans halt the first half at @VfB by throwing tennis balls onto the pitch to protest at ticket prices. https://t.co/wocu1FhBgW— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 10, 2016 Borussia Dortmund fans boycotted the first 20 minutes center_img In protest at ticket price rises, Borussia Dortmund threw tennis balls onto the pitch in the club’s match against Stuttgart.A section also refused to turn up for the first 20 minutes of the German Cup game, which must have looked strange considering the vocal, colourful and passionate support usually given to their team whether they win, lose or draw.The Dortmund fans were angry about Stuttgart charging them €19.50 (£15.23) for standing tickets and €38.50 (£30.07) for the cheapest seats, while a quarter were being charged more than €70 (£54) as explained by campaign group Kein Zwanni.The group also showed their support for Liverpool’s walkout at Anfield against Sunderland on their Facebook page.The tennis balls also served a dual purpose, with Dortmund fan and Kein Zwanni member Marc Quambusch explaining the German – ‘great tennis’ – is used to describe something very good.“This was an ironic way to say your ticket prices are very good,” he said.“Also we want to say we don’t want to have a tennis audience in football stadiums. Nothing against tennis – great sport – but we don’t want a tennis atmosphere in football stadiums.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY GAA CLUB HOST QUIZ FUNDRAISER

first_imgCloughaneely Club Club Notes***Seniors***Rinne Cloich Cheann Fhaola an turas go Méilte Mhullach Dearg tráthnóna Dé Sathairn seo chaite le aghaidh a thabhairt ar na Cealla Beaga i gcluiche dícháilithe na Craoibhe Sinsirí.Ní raibh mórán eatarthu sa chéad leath agus bhí said ar chomhscór ag leath-ama. Ach bhí na Cealla ró-láidir sa dara leath agus bhain said 3-12|0-11. Beidh Cloich Cheannfhaola ar ais sa Chraobh Idirmheánach sa bhliain 2016. Cluichí sraithe atá ann an deireadh seachtaine seo – in éadan Realt Na Mara i bPáirc Naomh Fionán Dé Sathairn ar 3:30 agus 5:00 pm.Cloughaneely travelled to The Banks at the weekend to face Killybegs in their final opportunity to remain in the senior championship.They were unfortunately beaten, in a true ‘goals win matches’ game, with a final score of 3-12|0-11.It was a neck and neck first half with the score level at half time. However Killybegs began to pull away 10 mins into the 2nd half when they registered their 2nd goal. Cloughaneely will now go back to playing Intermediate championship for 2016.It’s back to league action this weekend when Cloughaneely welcome Bundoran to Páirc Naomh Fionán on Saturday at 3:30 and 5:00 PM.Please come out and support the lads for the remaining league games!***Cash for Clobber***Many thank to all of you who contributed clothing to this fund raising campaign for the club; your effort and support is much appreciated.If anyone else has bags of clothing to donate you can still do so – please contact Martin on 086-3119186 and we can arrange to pick them up, or you can leave them down at the clubhouse!***Quiz***The Club are running a Quiz night in the Shamrock on Friday October 9th at 9:30 pm. It promises to be a great nights craic so please come along! ***Congratulations***Congratulations and well done to Alicia McFadden on being selected for the U-13 county development squad; also to Orla McFadden and Ciara Craig on making the U-15 squad! Great achievement for the girls!***U-13’s***The U-13 girls were unlucky to be beaten by Mac Cumhaills at the weekend by a 2 goal margin. U-13 girls training resumes Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.***Parish League***The Parish League continues this Friday for u-9’s and U-11’s at 6:00 PM. The U-9 category is for children born in 2006/2007/2008 and the U-11 for children born in 2004/2005. We’d encourage as many of the kids as possible to attend!***Facebook/Twitter***Please find us on facebook and follow us on twitter (@clgcloughaneely) for regular updates on what’s going on in the club as well as live game updates! GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY GAA CLUB HOST QUIZ FUNDRAISER was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Starlet scores brace to send Man City into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals

first_imgCity dominated proceedings in truth, camping themselves in the Whites’ half with Phil Foden, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus all missing opportunities.But 19-year-old Diaz showed the first team regulars how it is done, with his two strikes securing a comfortable victory for the holders.A quarter-final tie against one of Leicester City or Southampton awaits, with a place in the final four up for grabs after that.De Bruyne needed less than a minute to have his first crack at goal, and went close again in the fifth minute. 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed tense De Bruyne was impressive throughout, but picked up a knock at the end of the game Most Popular Football Stories Phil Foden was always looked to create opportunities at the Etihad Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 City had quickly set up camp in the Fulham half and would rarely leave, with Foden the next to go close when he hit a powerful shot from the left which stung the palms of Sergio Rico before De Bruyne sent the rebound over.Instead it was Foden’s fellow youngster Diaz who broke the deadlock five minutes later with his first City goal.Vincent Kompany headed down a looping cross from Fabian Delph and Diaz ran on to it to hit a powerful shot which deflected off Aleksandar Mitrovic to beat Rico.City pushed for more with Danilo cracking a shot against the outside of a post after breaking into the area, while Foden would head just wide from De Bruyne’s wicked cross as half-time loomed.center_img BEST OF Brahim Diaz scored twice for Manchester City to see off Fulham and send Pep Guardiola’s men into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.Kevin De Bruyne was impressive in his first start since returning from injury, although the Belgium midfielder was replaced before the end after going down with injury. LATEST 3 The second half started in much the same vein, with Leroy Sane’s dinked cross headed wide by Gabriel Jesus before De Bruyne bent a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area.The longer the game stayed at 1-0 the more Fulham were tempted into the City half, but just as it looked as though they were gaining a foothold in the match, the hosts doubled their lead in the 65th minute. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Diaz scores his, and City’s, second goal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker latest Foden was involved again, recovering possession and slipping it to Sane. He in turn played in Jesus but when the Brazilian’s shot across goal was touched on to a post by Rico, the ball fell for Diaz and the Spaniard took a touch before rifling the ball into the roof of the net.With five minutes left De Bruyne limped off and was replaced by 18-year-old midfielder Claudio Gomes.By then Diaz had already gone off to a standing ovation from fans who will hope they get to see plenty more of him and Foden in the future.last_img read more

SADNESS AS FATHER OF TD PEARSE DOHERTY PASSES AWAY

first_imgTHE family of Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty is in mourning after the death of his father Michéal, the party has announced.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Pearse Doherty and the entire Doherty family at this sad time,” said a party spokesman.Mr Doherty from Eoghanon, Magheraclogher, Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair died suddenly. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday at 11am in Derrybeg.  SADNESS AS FATHER OF TD PEARSE DOHERTY PASSES AWAY was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SADNESS AS FATHER OF TD PEARSE DOHERTY PASSES AWAYlast_img read more

Delays as car ends up on its roof in Donegal Town

first_imgThe emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Donegal Town after a car ended up on its roof.The accident happened just after 9.30am at Tir Conaill Street.The street is partially blocked so traffic delays are expected. Information on the condition of the driver has not yet been released.Delays as car ends up on its roof in Donegal Town was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:crashDonegal TownGardailast_img read more

Picture Special: 500 strong tractor run held in memory of late Elaine McGlinchey

first_imgOne of the biggest ever tractor runs happened on Sunday for the late Elaine McGlinchey in Donegal. Starting off at Cloughfinn, the 500 strong tractor run made it’s to Castlefinn, via Raphoe, Convoy and past Elaine’s home in Loscooley before returning back to Cloghfinn.Elaine’s husband John McGlinchey and Elaine’s father, Roy Porter, are two well-known contractors in Donegal and they wish to express their thanks and gratitude to all who took part in the run, for all the help leading up to the event and money raised for the chosen benefactors. Photos: Clive WassonJohn McMenamin arriving at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run on Sunday last. Photo Clive WassonGillian smyth and Lisa Wauchope greeting drivers at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run on Sunday last. Photo Clive WassonElaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run. Photo Clive WassonAcers of tractors at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonSylvia McGlinchey and Louise Doehrty at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonHarvesters lead the way at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonGerard Doherty and Puppa with Louise Doherty and Rachel McGlinchey at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run. Photo Clive WassonMichael Lafferty and James Bradley at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonHannah Orr with Harvey at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonDrivers gathered at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonAaron Carlin, Vickie Galvin, Jennifer McManus and Patrcik McMenamin at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonCallum Laffferty, Paul Lafferty, gerard Grieve, Michael Lafferty, Tyler Lafferty, Mark Lafferty, Logan Grieve, John Grieve, Christine Maguire and Aisling Grieve at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonAlex Porter at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonCalvin and Troey Wylie at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonJohn Mortimer and TJ Wylie at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonTrevor Kee, Michael Doherty and Terence Dullighan at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonJack Meehan, Sam Meehan and Patrick Anderson at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last. Photo Clive WassonJohn Vance and Thomas Meehan at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonLeeanne mcGlinchey and Sylvia McGlinchey at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run. Photo Clive WassonIan Clarke and Philip Johnston at the Elaine McGlinchey Memorial Tractor Run in Castlefinn on Sunday last in aid of The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital. Photo Clive WassonPicture Special: 500 strong tractor run held in memory of late Elaine McGlinchey was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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