Mrs. Weah (2nd from right) posed with others.First Lady Clar Marie Weah has been making a case for Liberian girls relative to education in Paris, France, recently, a release from the First Lady’s office in Monrovia has said.According to the release, Madam Weah elaborated on the current situation of girls’ education in the country at an event organized by French First Lady Madam Brigitte Macron.Madam Weah also craved for support from Mrs. Macron to augment efforts by the Liberian government in ensuring that girls not only enroll, but remain in school.She believes that investing in girls’ education is crucial for achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development in Liberia and across the world.According to the release, advocating for girls’ education is part of Madam Weah’s flagship program through the She’s You Movement, aimed at empowering women for a better and prosperous Liberia.The event, held on the sidelines of the Paris Forum under the theme, “Educating the Girl Child,” also brought together several African First Ladies. But the meeting between Madame Macron and her African counterparts seek to set the stage for more engagements at the upcoming 28th Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.Meanwhile, Madam Weah is headed for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in the Global Business Forum (GBF); Africa Business Women Luncheon in Partnership with Dubai Business Women Council.The exclusive round-table lunch event, scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019, is aimed at sharing experience about opportunities and challenges for women in business while exploring potential synergies.Dubai’s most prominent businesswomen, along with CEOs and young entrepreneurs from across Africa and the UAE, are expected to attend the Summit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Over 50 Police officers from the Guyana Police Force’s A Division were on Tuesday recognised for their outstanding performance.Sergeant Clive Clarke, who is attached at the Brickdam Police Station, was awarded Best Cop for A Division.Sergeant Clive Clarke, Best Cop for A DivisionSpeaking at the event, which was hosted at the Brickdam Police Station on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Leslie James reflected on the various challenges Police ranks face on a daily basis in the execution of their duties.“I urge that you all remain steadfast and resolute in doing this work,” the Commissioner told the ranks, adding that when becoming a cop, officers have signed on and swore to provide world-class protection for all citizens and to remain steadfast and resolute as they execute their mandates.“This job must be dealt without fear, without affection, without malice, without ill will. You have the entire Force behind you and you must understand that. I am reminding you that the Guyana Police Force has a support mechanism, there is no need for you to extort [unassertiveness] while you execute your duties. It can be confusing when our citizens experience [unassertiveness] while you are executing your duties, so I urge while you engage the public you do so with much assertiveness,” James emphasised.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesIn addition, several officers were given on the spot promotion. The subordinate officer at the Stabroek Police Outpost, Corporal Hicks, was promoted to Sergeant. Woman Lance Corporal Rodney, who is attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Alberttown Police Station, was promoted to Corporal. Also promoted to Corporal are Lance Corporals Richard Trotz and Keyon Ward.Among the officers promoted to Lance Corporal were Woman Constables Erna Delicia and Tamesha Adams.Additionally, 43 other ranks received gifts for their outstanding performance.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – At least 39 people were killed by insurgents and shadowy sectarian gangs, police reported Monday – continuing the wave of violence that has left nearly 1,000 Iraqis dead since the bombing last month of a Shiite Muslim shrine. As the Iraq war entered its fourth year, police found the bodies of at least 15 more people – including a 13-year-old girl – dumped in and near Baghdad. The discoveries marked the latest in a string of execution-style killings that have become an almost daily event as Sunni and Shiite extremists settle scores. Sectarian killings have swept across Iraq since the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra. An Associated Press tally, including the deaths reported Monday, put the toll at 993 since the golden dome atop the Askariya shrine was left in rubble by two bombers, who are believed to remain at large. Among those killed in scattered violence Monday were 10 policemen, who are prime targets for insurgents, most of them Sunni militants, trying to break the will of the mainly Shiite police force. As night fell on Monday, a bomb struck a coffee shop in northern Baghdad, killing at least three civilians and injuring 23 others. The bomb was left in a plastic bag inside the shop in a market area of the Azamiyah neighborhood, police Maj. Falah al-Mohammadewi said. At about the same time, gunmen killed two oil engineers leaving work at the Beiji refinery north of Baghdad. An electrical engineer and technician were gunned down at the nearby power station, Beiji police Lt. Khalaf Ayed Al-Janabi said. Separately, the owner of a small grocery in downtown Baghdad was shot and killed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty has said that “budget 2014 gives young Donegal people just one guarantee – emigration.”Pearse Doherty TDHis comments come following the announcement of a paltry €14m for the Youth Guarantee scheme and the dramatic cuts to Job Seekers payments for the 22 to 25 year olds.Deputy Doherty said this Government has no problem standing up in the Dáil asking 24 year olds to live on €100 per week while they themselves did nothing to reduce the pay of Richie Boucher, who currently earns over €800,000 per annum. “How can the Taoiseach justify this? Despite the fact that Donegal has the second highest rate of youth unemployment, standing at 49% in July 2012, Budget 2014 does not provide hope for young unemployed people.“Despite promising to provide a youth guarantee for the 53,800 young people officially unemployed across this state the Government has slashed their job seekers payments.“Young people aged 21 to 24 will lose almost 33% of their weekly payment while 25 year olds will lose 25% of their payment.“Yesterday the Government broke their promise not to cut core social welfare payments. “To add insult to injury the much talked about Youth Guarantee scheme is been given a paltry €14 million. This is just 4% of what is required according to best practice across the EU.”He added it is clear that Fine Gael and Labour are not serious about tackling youth unemployment.“They don’t want young people to stay and build a future here in Ireland. They want young people to leave.“Since Fine Gael and Labour took office the number of young people out of work has fallen by more than 20,000. Many of these young people have left Ireland in search of work and a better future.“Budget 2014 will force many thousands more abroad. Those that remain will be pushed further into financial hardship and poverty.” EMIGRATION IS ONLY OUTCOME OF BUDGET 2014 – DOHERTY was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:Budget 2014emigrationPearse Doherty
A large crowd of runners and walkers is expected for the inaugural Glenswilly 5K which takes place on Tuesday, June 19th next.A committee set up for the event is hoping for a good turn-out with all proceeds going directly back into Glenswilly GAA Club’s underage teams. There will be a range of prizes for runners and plenty of spot prizes for walkers on the night.Registration for the race will take place on the night before the race and from 6pm on the evening of the race which starts at 7.30pm.Organisers of the race say the emphasis of the event is fun and they want as many people as possible to sign up.The entry fee for adults is €8 and children are free. Refreshments will be provided on the night and there will be changing facilities at showers available at Glenswilly GAA Club after the race.Organiser Eddie Crawford has promised a flat course will suit all runners and walkers!“This is the first Glenswilly 5K and we are appealing to as many people as possible to come out on the night.“There’ll be a great atmosphere and everyone will be made more than welcome in the Glen.“Most of us are either part-time joggers or full-time walkers. The emphasis will be getting out there on the night and having a bit of fun.“Everyone will be catered for and encouraged to take part. “With the good weather, we are hoping that as many people as possible come out and join us.“The bottom line is that this is for a great cause in our community,” he said.LARGE CROWD OF WALKERS AND RUNNERS EXPECTED FOR FIRST GLENSWILLY 5K was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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:Glenswilly 5K