Sierra Leone leader replaces sacked VP

first_imgRelated Dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Defends Lockdown Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed and sworn in a new vice president, the presidency said Thursday, a day after the sacked deputy vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.In a ceremony shown on state television, President Ernest Bai Koroma swore in Victor Foh, who was until recently the West African nation’s ambassador to China. Foh, 68, was once a senior official in the Finance Ministry and is also a former secretary-general of the ruling party, the All People’s Congress.Koroma removed Samuel Sam-Sumana from the vice president’s post on Wednesday, citing his recent expulsion from the All People’s Congress. Sam-Sumana said in a statement that his removal was unconstitutional and that he will challenge it in the Supreme Court. He signed the statement as the “elected vice president of Sierra Leone.”A group of good governance organizations in Sierra Leone said Thursday that they also thought the removal was unconstitutional and warned it could easily create instability, noting that the country has only recently emerged from years of civil war. They urged the president to reverse the decision “to ease the rising tension.”The power struggle comes as the country is battling to stamp out an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,600 people in Sierra Leone and two years ahead of elections at which Koroma is due to step aside.The row has stirred confusion as Sierra Leone’s 1991 constitution only allows the dismissal of the vice president with the vote of two-thirds of parliament.The constitution also says a vice presidential candidate must be a member of a registered political party in the run-up to an election but it is not clear whether a vice president must still be a member once in office. Sierra Leone faces setback in Ebola fightlast_img read more

Provincial MLA’s make bet on outcome of Cyclone Taylor Cup

first_img Of course, there is always the chance that neither team will win, and the title will go to the champs from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League or the Pacific Junior Hockey League. Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis has challenged  Mungall to a friendly wager on the outcome as the Victoria Cougars travel to Nelson to compete for B.C. junior B hockey supremacy in the Cyclone Taylor Cup next week.The Cougars, who won their third-straight Vancouver Island Junior Hockey Championship on Friday night, will compete in the tournament with the Nelson Leafs, the host team.The other two reps come from the KIJHL and PCJHL.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Kamloops Storm are locked in a best-of-seven showdown to determine the KIJHL rep. “I accept the bet gladly,” Mungall said. “The Nelson Leafs aren’t just great hosts, they are also an exceptional Junior B team, and I am confident in the outcome.” The Nelson Leafs have some added pressure on the host squad at the upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup after Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall accepted a friendly bet in the Legislature. “Not going to happen,” Karagianis said.center_img “Today I am challenging my colleague from Nelson-Creston to a friendly bet,” Karagianis said in the Legislature.“Whichever of our teams wins, the losing MLA, with the Speaker’s approval, will sport the opposing team’s jersey in the Legislature and do a two-minute statement admitting defeat and praising the winning team.” “Not a chance,” added Mungall. The Cyclone Taylor Cup runs April 10-13 at the Nelson & District Community Complex Arena.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U12 Girl’s Selects

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the squad as Team of the Week.The team includes, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar, Gabby Bobby, Alexa Anast, Dafni Van Hellemond. Skyla Short, Taya Short, Eliza Jefferson, Lucy Leishman, Jaylen Rushton and coach  Rick Short. The Nelson Selects breezed to the U12 Girls Gold Medal at the recent Shores to Score Youth Soccer Tournament in Salmon Arm.The Selects outscored the opposition 14-5 en route to an impressive 4-0 record.last_img read more

Gallen appointed as Charlton recruitment chief

first_imgCharlton have appointed Steve Gallen as head of recruitment.The Acton-born 43-year-old has been handed a key role by Charlton boss Karl Robinson as part of an overhaul at the League One club.Gallen spent 19 years on the coaching staff at QPR, where he was promoted to the position of first-team coach in 2015 but axed later that year following the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.Since ending a short spell as manager of Hong Kong Pegasus, Gallen has been working for QPR in an informal scouting role.He will not be part of a new-look set-up at Rangers led by incoming chief scout Gary Penrice after being hired by troubled Charlton, who have won just six of their 28 matches since Robinson took over in November.See also:Gallen promoted to first-team role at QPRGallen’s exit confirmed by QPRGallen lands manager’s job in Hong KongGallen leaves Hong Kong manager’s jobReeves lined up to join Penrice at QPRQPR’s scouting shake-up: how will it work?   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How Etsy is Using Node.js

first_img“If Engineering at Etsy has a religion, it’s the Church of Graphs,” Ian Malpass writes on the Etsy Code as Craft blog. And how is Etsy fulfilling its religious obligations? With a Node.js daemon called StatsD, which the company has made available on GitHub. StatsD listens for messages on a UDP port, conducts its counting or timing, and then sends the info off to graphite for graphing.It’s based on a Perl daemon of the same name created by Cal Henderson for Flickr.Malpass ellaborates:We like graphite for a number of reasons: it’s very easy to use, and has very powerful graphing and data manipulation capabilities. We can combine data from StatsD with data from our other metrics-gathering systems. Most importantly for StatsD, you can create new metrics in graphite just by sending it data for that metric. That means there’s no management overhead for engineers to start tracking something new: simply tell StatsD you want to track “grue.dinners” and it’ll automagically appear in graphite. (By the way, because we flush data to graphite every 10 seconds, our StatsD metrics are near-realtime.) How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Tags:#hack#Tools 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Manoj Kumar wants to do it for his brother

first_imgWhen Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Kumar starts his campaign at the London Olympics, he will realise a dream which his elder brother and former international boxer Rajesh Kumar once had but could never fulfil.After a training session at the NIS here, Manoj said that after qualifying for the Olympics, he is happy not just for himself but for his brother too.”Going to the Olympics and winning a medal was a dream that both of us shared. If he had not been a boxer, I would never have been a Commonwealth Games champion and an Olympian. I want to compete and win a medal in London. If I do so, I can share the joy with my brother,” Manoj, who will be making his Olympics debut in London, told Mail Today.He might have fell short in his bid for the Olympics, but Rajesh has had a big influence on his family members and relatives, amongst whom as many as eight took to boxing after watching him.”He actually took our family to a new direction. After him, I came into boxing and made the sub-junior team in 1999. My younger brother Mukesh followed me in 2004 and currently we are eight brothers and cousins who are representing India in different age categories,” he said.Manoj started by imitating his brother but it soon turned into a passion.”I used to watch my brother practising and started imitating him. Initially, it was fun to throw punches like him but gradually I started taking keen interest in boxing. My brother noticed it and took me to a coach where I started boxing seriously,” said Manoj.advertisementRajesh took part in some international tournaments but fell short in his bid for the Olympics. He left boxing and studied physical education and after getting a doctorate, became a coach with an NIS diploma achieved under national coach Gurbux Singh Sandhu. “Even today there are matters, regarding sport and family which I discuss only with him and if I win in London the unconditional support of my brother will be a major factor,” said Manoj.Manoj is training hard at the NIS where his preparations are in the final phase.”Now the entire focus is on speed and strength. Both the factors will give me an edge at the Olympics and I want to make the most of the opportunity,” he said.To acclimatise to local conditions, Manoj went with the team to Ireland and will be leaving for London for training on Friday. “The Ireland trip was good because of the local conditions. London and Dublin are almost similar and training at such venues will help us feel at home at the Olympic venue.”Ireland was the No.1 boxing team at the Commonwealth Games and sparring with them was a fruitful experience. Now our camp is in London and it will help us adjust physically, mentally and physiologically,” said Manoj.last_img read more

Watch: This Bedlam Hype Video is Everything

first_imgNo. 11 Oklahoma State faces the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners in what could be one of the biggest matchups in Bedlam history, with Big 12 title and college football playoff implications. With a win, the Sooners would clinch a Big 12 title and also likely punch their ticket to the college football playoff. With a win on Saturday, the Cowboys could play spoiler and, depending on Baylor’s finish to the season, could be playing for a Big 12 title as well.It’s going down. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Real Madrid defender Pepe leaving Besiktas after contract release

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid defender Pepe leaving Besiktas after contract releaseby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePepe is leaving Besiktas after terminating his contract by mutual consent.Marca says an official announcement has not yet been made but the Portugal international, whose deal was due to expire in June, is now free to sign for another club.Reports in Turkey indicate that Besiktas are going through economic issues and have been unable to pay the high salaries of many of their players, including Pepe.The 35-year-old played 17 league game this season and managed an impressive five goals, with three coming in domestic action and two in Europe.Pepe moved to Besiktas from Real Madrid. last_img read more

Video: ESPN Aired An Incredibly Emotional Tribute To Chris Fowler

first_imgThe College GameDay crew in Columbus Ohio.ESPN College GameDayAfter serving as the host of ESPN’s College GameDay for 25 years, Chris Fowler has moved on to focus on his duties as play-by-play announcer for ABC/ESPN’s prime time Saturday night games. While Rece Davis should fill in admirably, GameDay definitely won’t be the same. To pay tribute to Fowler, GameDay put together an amazing feature piece, narrated by Tom Rinaldi. After the piece, Fowler joined his old GameDay crew, and Davis, on stage. Things got pretty emotional when Fowler discussed his relationship with Lee Corso, who he spent all 25 years with on the show. He even gave Corso a kiss on the cheek.It is getting a bit dusty in here this morning. We’ll miss you, Chris.last_img read more