‘It Cannot Happen Here’

first_imgThe Director of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, Dr. Mohammed B.O.S. Kenneth, has vehemently condemned an online publication by some Islamic women indicating that Saudi Arabia is using Liberia as fertile ground to Islamize nine other countries in Africa.Dr. Kenneth, a one-time Minister Counselor at the Liberian Embassy in Beijing, China, and former Chief of Protocol of Liberia, told the Daily Observer that the article is a manipulation on the part of some people to turn Liberians against one another after experiencing years of civil war.“I read the article myself and realized that it is very erroneous and meant to fuel conflict among Liberians, who have experienced years of civil war. We should not give it prominence because it means no good for us,” he said.Dr. Kenneth noted that emphasis made about ULIMO-J being Muslim-dominated is completely contrary to the historical facts about Liberia.“The article being negatively reflective on Muslims puts Mandingoes and Vais — that constitute the Muslim population — on eye-sighting stage for monitoring, although it also reflected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the one Saudi Arabia is allegedly using to bring up an Islamic president to succeed her,” he stated.The Liberian Muslim diplomat did acknowledge that more and more West Africans are pouring into Liberia from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria, which raises eye-brows as to whether some of members of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria or extremists in northern Mali are not among them.Dr. Kenneth, a practicing Muslim, asserted that Liberian Muslims are people who truly go by ethics of the Koran that prohibits intolerance, disrespect for leaders and compatriots.“Liberian Muslims follow the Holy Koran and its ethics.  In the Koran, Muslims are taught to be tolerant, have respect for others and leaders.  Those who carry attacks in the name of al-Shabab, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, and others are not true Muslims because there is nowhere in the Koran they are taught to wear suicide vest to blow off hotels and vehicles,” he stressed.He stated that given the understanding of Liberian Muslims, it is impossible for activities of these extremists to come to Liberia. No Muslim here is in support of such inhumane acts, he asserted.Commenting on concerns raised by Ambassador Wesley Johnson in Daily Observer’s May 7th edition, the Foreign Service Institute head said while Ambassador Johnson has his opinion, he believes that there are countries around Liberia with Muslim populations who are not on record for any extremist act.He consented that as government’s response to the article indicates, securities and other peace loving citizens are working in their confines to build a consolidated peace and democracy, not allowing any vice to divide Liberians.He noted that Liberia has inter-ethnic connections with all groups related to one another one way or the other, and that Liberian society is secular and pluralistic.With this societal makeup, Dr. Kenneth said it is not a joy for one group to see others affected by its (group) action, and there is no way that any activity of extremism can infiltrate the Liberian society.Editor’s Note: It is possible that the authors mistook ULIMO-J for ULIMO-K, which was in fact led by Alhaji Kromah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No changes in US-Guyana policies with new President−Ambassador

first_imgWith the election of a new United States (US) President, Guyana has been assured that there will be no changes in the policies between the two countries.US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry HollowayUnited States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway on Monday said that his country looks forward to continuing its relationship with Guyana and that no matter who is voted into the White House today, there will be no significant changes to US policies here.“I wouldn’t predict who would be the winner but I will say I’ll be glad it’s over; it’s been a long, hard, tough, interesting campaign. I have been working in the US Government for 28 years and I have worked for both Republican and Democratic Presidents and my experience has been that US policies do not change when whoever is occupying the White House changes, so I look forward for us having continued close ties with Guyana no matter who wins tomorrow night. I will not talk about the individual candidates, but I would say it is one thing to campaign and another to govern, but my experience is the policies do not change significantly when the White House candidates change,” he told the media in an invited comment.Americans, who did not vote in the early voting, will head to the poles today to cast their ballots for a new President.Meanwhile, for Guyanese Americans and Americans living here, they were allowed the opportunity to register and have their votes sent home. However, that process is now closed.“It’s too late now, because there was a process to come into the embassy and register. Voting in the US is based on the State you’re from, not nationwide; it’s state by state and local. The embassy was able to help many Guyanese Americans living here, to register and send their votes off, but the rules and regulations vary by each state, but now absentee ballots are now closed in almost every state, they would have already had to vote”, he told the media, continuing that there was a large amount of voters.Holloway said on Monday that the United States Government is working hard to forge a closer and more productive partnership with the government and people of Guyana to help build a more prosperous, secure, democratic and healthy Guyana.“Our talented and hard-working personnel at the US Mission in Guyana seek to achieve this through active diplomatic engagement, targeted development assistance, and an active two-way flow of people, ideas, and information. Our Mission will continue to work with the government and people of Guyana to solidify the gains in democratic governance, bolster economic growth, and promote equality and opportunity, particularly for young people, women, the disabled, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities,” he said. (Alexis Rodney)last_img read more

Vidal fined Sh93m for Munich nightclub fight

first_imgThe 31-year-old was not in court in Munich to hear the judge’s verdict as he played in Chile’s 1-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday, which “professionally prevented” his appearance in Bavaria, his lawyer said.Vidal and his half-brother were both found guilty after attacking another man at Munich’s Crowns Club in September 2017, which was reportedly caught on security camera.Vidal’s half sibling Sandrino, 25, was fined 18,000 euros, based on 120 days salary at 150 euros per day — a higher penalty because he also threw a glass during the incident.Since joining Barcelona Vidal has struggled for game time in the star-studded midfield, only twice being included in the starting line-up in eight Spanish league matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANBERLIN, Germany, Oct 18 – Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has been hit with a 93mn ($921,812) fine by a Munich court after being found guilty of assault during a nightclub fight last year.Munich district court fined the Chile international based on 80 days worth of wages, calculated to be 10,000 euros per day for the Barcelona player, who left Bayern Munich in August after three years with the German giants.last_img read more

Leicester player extends his loan deal at Fleetwood

first_img The 21-year-old, pictured here with former club Port Vale in 2012, has played three times so far for the Cod Army 1 Leicester City youngster Joe Davis has extended his loan with Fleetwood Town.The defender joined the the League One side on a month’s loan in October after impressing for the Foxes’ youth side.Since then Davis has gone on to make three appearances for Fleetwood and they have now extended his stay at the club.The centre-back will remain with the Cod Army for another month and could feature in Saturday’s FA Cup First Round trip to Walsall.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Mauricio Pellegrino completes first signing as Southampton manager

first_imgMauricio Pellegrino has made Poland Under-21 international defender Jan Bednarek his first signing as Southampton boss.Bednarek has joined the Premier League side from Lech Poznan for a fee of around £5million.The 21-year-old, who made 27 appearances for the Polish top-flight side last season, has penned a five-year contract.Saints vice-chairman Les Reed said: “Jan is an extremely promising young player who possesses significant potential.“We are delighted to bring him to the club, and we believe this will be the ideal place for him to continue his development.“This is a particularly exciting time for him to arrive here, as he also has the opportunity to learn from Mauricio Pellegrino’s extensive experience of playing the centre-back position.“Jan provides additional depth to the impressive amount we have in that area, with Virgil van Dijk, Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens having all performed so impressively there last season, and he provides us with another excellent central defensive option.”Bednarek will link up with his new Southampton teammates at the end of July, having been granted extra holiday time following his involvement in the U-21 European Championship this summer.“I am so happy that I could join a club like Southampton,” he said. “This is the moment I have worked for that makes my dreams come true. It only gives me motivation to work hard, to show my skills and to help Southampton to get better and better.“I think it’s a good step for me, because I have heard Southampton is such a good club for young players, so I can improve here. I think it will be a good move for me.”Southampton also announced on Saturday that Jack Stephens has signed a new five-year deal at St Mary’s. 1last_img read more

Serie A giants are the latest club to express an interest in Adrien Rabiot

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Liverpool have been extensively linked with Rabiot but they were unable to complete a deal before the close of the English window.However, as talkSPORT told you this week, Liverpool are still keen to reach a pre-contract agreement for Rabiot to join them once the January window opens.But they will face stiff competition from Juventus, who are now ready to make their move for the gifted 23-year-old.Barcelona are also keen on signing Rabiot but they appear to have made Manchester United star Paul Pogba their No.1 target. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Now Juve hope that Barca’s pursuit of Pogba will allow them to steal a march in the race to land Rabiot. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets IN DEMAND targets center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Juventus are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot before the end of the summer.The French midfielder has entered the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and looks set to leave the club rather than sign an extension. LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool are keen on reaching a pre-contract agreement with the player in January ahead of a move next summer LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1last_img read more

MARTINA’S INCREDIBLE SNAPS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS SHOW IN SKIES ABOVE DONEGAL

first_imgNorthern Lights by Martina GardinerEVERY great snapper has been out and about in north Donegal on recent nights, waiting for a break in the clouds to see the Northern Lights.And just look what photographer Martina Gardiner found – a night sky at Dunaff Head in Inishowen lit up by a kaleidoscope of colours dazzling the eyes.It’s just the latest display which has had tourists flocking to the county in the past 12 months hoping to catch a glimpse of the Aurora phenomena which can normally only be seen further north in Scandanavia and the Arctic. Said Martina: “It was a bit of a waiting game at Dunaff Head but eventually the rain stopped, clouds parted and the sky lit up with another fantastic aurora show.“It was incredible.”Experts say clearer skies later in the week may be another opportunity to see the Northern Lights.Northern Lights by Martina GardinerIncredible: Northern Lights by Martina Gardiner   MARTINA’S INCREDIBLE SNAPS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS SHOW IN SKIES ABOVE DONEGAL was last modified: March 20th, 2013 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:martina gardiner photographyMARTINA’S INCREDIBLE SNAPS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS SHOW IN SKIES ABOVE DONEGALlast_img read more

LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR BALLYARE FESTIVAL 10K

first_imgA LARGE crowd of runners and walkers are expected to take part in this evening’s Ballyare 10k – and raise some much-needed funds for charity.The run/walk is popular with amateurs and the more dedicated runners from across Donegal.Pat Hegarty’s 20-year-old course record remains intact and no doubt there will be attempts to break that this evening. The walk starts at 7pm with the run at 7.30pm. Registration is from 6pm and the race/walks start at Carrs of the Diamond. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR BALLYARE FESTIVAL 10K was last modified: August 16th, 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)last_img read more

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PULLS OUT OF IRISH WATER DEBATE IN DONEGAL

first_imgEnvironment Minister Alan Kelly has pulled out of a scheduled talk at the MacGill Summer School.The Minister was due to take part in a debate at the famous summer school in Glentis later this month.Protest group Donegal Right2Water had said they planned to take part in a peaceful protest of the Minister’s visit. He was due to take part in a debate on Irish Water.A statement from the Right2Water group is expected on the Minister’s decision to pull out of the debate.ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PULLS OUT OF IRISH WATER DEBATE IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 14th, 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL CUSTOMERS TARGETED IN BOGUS SKY TELEPHONE SCAM

first_imgConmen are contacting SKY customers across Donegal in an elaborate plan to get access to their bank accounts.In recent days dozens of customers have been contacted by the bogus SKY reps pretending to check on the quality of service.Once the person confirms they have a SKY account, the conman then suggest that the person has missed their last payment. This is when the caller then asks for the address and the payments details.One suspicious SKY customer contacted Donegal Daily to inform us of the scam which has nothing to do with SKY.“I copped on straight away because I remembered that SKY usually ask for a password and never ask for bank details. I just wanted to let other people know,” said the man.DONEGAL CUSTOMERS TARGETED IN BOGUS SKY TELEPHONE SCAM was last modified: October 7th, 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:customersdonegalSKYlast_img read more