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The Press Union of Liberia and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) last Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that gives the Union the authority to register all journalists in the country.But the MOU also gives authority to MICAT to register all Liberian media houses. This is not a bad idea in itself; however, we trust that it will not be done for a fee. We make this point for three reasons: first, MICAT, a hopefully well-funded government Agency, does not–or should not—need a penny from media houses, most of which are small businesses struggling for survival. Secondly, media houses, like all other businesses, are already “Registered” with the Commerce and Industry Ministry. These registrations, which enable media houses, as all businesses, to operate legally in the country, are for a fee. Thirdly, we fear that should media houses be compelled to register with MICAT, that GOL Agency might be tempted to deny registration to those it does not like, signaling dangerous implications for press freedom.We think it is better for the Liberian government to be satisfied with the Commerce Ministry registering media houses. This is, frankly, the only registration necessary, for all of the required information are contained in such registration–who owns the media house, where it is located, when it was founded and its nature (print or broadcast).We submit that there is no more information other that what is submitted to the Commerce Ministry that MICAT or any other government body would need. It would therefore be superfluous to “register”again with MICAT. But we further submit, that the PUL should, purely as a matter of information, be the one to supply to MICAT, on a regular basis, a list of media houses operating in Liberia.In all honesty, the Press Union of Liberia has itself to blame for MICAT’s intervention in the Union’s affairs. Why do we say that? This is because the PUL should know that it is in the best position to monitor and regulate media houses in the country. That has been since day one in 1964, when the Union was founded. We have not only been a fraternity, organizing social events for journalists and media houses. We have been an organization that has always been there for journalists and media houses, shouting to the top of our voices when we think either is in unnecessary trouble. This is a highly positive role that PUL has historically played.But–and this is a BIG BUT–the PUL has failed to take seriously its REGULATORY function. What does that mean? It means carefully monitoring journalists and media houses alike, making sure that they operate according to the highest professional standards, and in strict adherence to the international Code of Ethics and the PUL’s own Code of Ethics.To the contrary, unfortunately, the PUL has over the years, especially since 2005, sat supinely while journalists and media houses violated every legal or ethical principle, and it said and did nothing or very little about these ethical transgressions. But as soon as the chips fall, and the consequences of unprofessional, even illegal behavior are reaped, and journalists and media houses get into the trouble they themselves have created, then the PUL starts shouting from the roof tops, crying interference with press freedom.This means that the PUL views the constitutional principles of Freedom of Speech and Press enshrined in the Liberian Constitution as carteblanche–a free rein, complete freedom. No, no, no, they are not!For to every freedom comes responsibility. And here we invoke the ancient common law principle: the rights of one individual stop where another’s begin.So there is no law that is carteblanche. In other words, an individual or institution is free to speak, write or print: this is guaranteed by the Liberian Constitution, but it is immediately followed by another critically important phrase, “being fully responsible for the abuse thereof.”The PUL must, therefore, take seriously its responsibility to uphold, protect and defend the ethics of the journalism profession as practiced in Liberia. It is because the PUL has not taken this particular role seriously that the renowned constitutional and human rights lawyer, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, has recommended an independent Media Advisory Body created by the Legislature to monitor and regulate journalists and media houses in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
With gun pointing at her, windscreen smashed in– in dramatic attempted robberyBy Ramona LuthiQuick thinking by 42-year-old businesswoman Chandrawattie Juman of East Coast Demerara resulted in her evading a robbery attempt and possible injury while in her vehicle parked on Quamina Street, Georgetown, near the Watercrest Hotel on Thursday afternoon.According to information received, at around 15:30hrs, the woman was seated in the front passenger seat of motor vehicle GWW1904, waiting for her husband who had left to transact business at the Guyana Revenue Authority.Police reports indicate that two unmasked and armed men — one holding a hammer while the other held a handgun — approached the vehicle from an unknown direction and began knocking at the back windscreen.Upon turning around, the woman reportedly heard the men instructing her to open the vehicle door and hand over her handbag.When the woman refused to obey this instruction, the perpetrator armed with the gun reportedly began to pound the firearm on the front seat passenger window where she sat. At almost the same time, the other man, who was armed with the hammer and was still at the rear of the vehicle, hit the glass once, causing the entire windscreen to shatter.The woman panicked, but quickly made her way over to the driver’s seat and drove off the vehicle in an easterly direction.The perpetrators then fled the scene, but Police were contacted and an investigation has been launched.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings The settlements apply to Explorers in model years 1991 through 2001, he said. Consumers will be able to apply for the vouchers through a Web site starting Monday if a Sacramento judge gives preliminary approval to the settlement. The parties plan to ask Superior Court Judge David De Alba to give final approval during a hearing in April, after those covered by the settlement have had time to apply for the vouchers, Roddy said. Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley confirmed a settlement had been reached but declined to comment further. “Once the judge issues a ruling on Monday, a joint statement between Ford and the plaintiffs will be issued,” she said in an emailed statement. Ford has faced wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits across the country stemming from a series of rollover accidents that involved earlier models of its popular Explorer. In 2000, the federal government began investigating the Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires that had been standard equipment on Explorers after receiving numerous complaints. More than 250 people were killed and hundreds more injured in accidents involving tread separation on the tires, most of which were on Explorers at the time they failed. Each company blamed the other for the rollovers, with the Nashville-based tire manufacturer saying the Explorers’ earlier design was faulty. The agreement announced Wednesday in California ends all the outstanding lawsuits against Ford stemmming from the Explorer rollovers, Kinley said. “This does settle them all,” she said. She would not say how much Ford has paid to settle earlier claims. Customers affected by the four-state settlement will be notified in late December and early January, she said. “Ford’s position on this is we feel this is fair and reasonable, and in the best interest of our customers,” Kinley said in a telephone interview. The earliest of the four lawsuits was filed in 2000. The consolidated case went to trial for 50 days earlier this year before the parties announced in October that they were close to a settlement. Many of the Explorers owned by the plaintiffs had been purchased between 1990 and 2000 and are no longer on the road, Roddy said. If the judge approves the preliminary settlement, the parties will announce a toll-free number and Internet site for consumers, followed by the mailed notices to Explorer owners. The vouchers can be used not only by plaintiffs’ family members but also can be transferred to anyone in the vehicle owner’s state, Roddy said. “You can give it to your neighbor if he’s in the market,” he said. The settlement also requires Ford to distribute information about the rollover dangers of sport utility vehicles and to limit safety claims in its advertising.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday agreed to settle class-action lawsuits covering plaintiffs in four states who claimed its Explorers were prone to rollovers, the company and an attorney for the plaintiffs said. The settlement applies to about 1 million people in California, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas, said Kevin P. Roddy, a New Jersey attorney and co-counsel for the SUV owners who brought the lawsuit. He said the settlement will be filed later Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. It will allow vehicle owners to apply for $500 vouchers to buy new Explorers or $300 vouchers to buy other Ford or Lincoln Mercury products, Roddy told The Associated Press.
ANOTHER great North West 10k this weekend.Congratulations to all those who took part and raised tens of thousands of euro for local charities.And well done to Letterkenny AC and Finn Valley AC who come together to help the organisers. Here’s some more of your pictures. PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 6th, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NORTH WEST 10K
targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland TOP WORK It has been claimed that Sokratis ‘snubbed’ Manchester United LATEST Transfer News targets 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND three-way race moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to German club’s sporting director Michael Zorc.It has been widely reported that the Gunners have been tracking BVB’s £16m Greek defender this summer, and it appears the transfer is now verging on completion. REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing When asked by Revier Sport if Sokratis is close to an Arsenal switch, Zorc revealed: “It tends to go there [the deal] that’s right, but things are not completely finalised yet.“And I will not work with you now and talk about the rumour mill, which includes 27 new BVB players since the end of May!” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The 29-year-old did not enjoy a great 2017/18 season with BVB, but his reputation in the game meant Arsenal did not have a free run at Sokratis, and the player’s father, Charalambos, previously revealed Manchester United were talking with Dortmund over a deal for the centre-back.“There was interest from United but he had to wait until July for them,” Charalambos told a Greek radio show.“United have a very good relationship with Dortmund, the teams were talking more closely.“He chose to go to Arsenal instead.”
crackers Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa punished Latest Tottenham Hotspur news possible standings ALTERED 1 He joined Spurs in 2001 and spent five years with the club but only made 57 appearances for the club in all competitions with injuries several restricting the ball-playing defender’s opportunities in north London.Bunjevcevic left Tottenham in 2006 and spent a short period with Den Haag in Holland before retiring and eventually taking up a new position as sporting director of the Serbian Football Association. Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday REVEALED no dice We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former player Goran Bunjevčević. The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with his friends and family at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/UryBkqz6as— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 28, 2018Another of his former sides, Red Star Belgrade also tweeted their condolences and a video of the player explaining his love for the club. smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Former Tottenham Hotspur star Goran Bunjevcevic has died at the age of 45, the club have confirmed.The ex-Yugoslavia international suffered a stroke in April and had been in a coma ever since. REVEALED Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Goran Bunjevcevic. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I love Zvezda. I’m a Zvezda fan, of course. Crvena zvezda is a big part of my life.” – Goran Bunjevčević https://t.co/YHv5XDziid— FK Crvena zvezda in English (@crvenazvezda_en) June 28, 2018Bunjevcevic was a popular figure in Serbian football, having captained Red Star Belgrade to a league title in 2000 and made 16 appearances for the Yugoslavia national team.Aleksandar Kolarov dedicated his goal against Costa Rica earlier in World Cup 2018 to Bunjevcevic.Kolarov told reporters: “We dedicate this win to our director, and we want him to know that we are all supporting him.“He’s had some health problems. We want to relay this message to him and his family that we are 100 per cent behind him.” gameday cracker talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
Sir Doug Ellis was Aston Villa’s chairman from 1968-1975 and from 1982-2006 2 Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died, aged 94.Sir Doug, who was the club’s chairman between 1968-1975 and 1982-2006, passed away through the night. 2 Sir Doug missed Villa’s historic night in Rotterdam entirely.“We were coming back from Barbados,” he once told, “but there was a porters’ strike at Heathrow so we couldn’t get our connecting flight to Rotterdam.“We were diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland and I had to watch it on television.“But lots of people have told me we won the European Cup with young players who had come through under me.” Sir Doug missed Aston Villa’s European Cup success, the most famous night in the club’s history Born in Hooton, Cheshire, Sir Doug had early dreams of being a professional footballer, spending two years with Tranmere Rovers as a schoolboy.However, he eventually became a millionaire by pioneering the package holiday industry, before first taking control of Villa in 1968.He was replaced as chairman in 1975 and was ousted from the board entirely four years later, but returned in 1982.His absence coincided with great success for Villa, as they won the First Division in 1981 and the European Cup in 1982. We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former chairman Sir Doug Ellis.👉 https://t.co/AaGPOumAIA#AVFC pic.twitter.com/rlkJ5SKUWx— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 11, 2018Sir Doug’s second spell as chairman lasted until 2006, when he sold the club to Randy Lerner in a deal worth £63million. Upon the sale he became Villa’s President Emeritus.Sir Doug was appointed an OBE in 2005 and then knighted in 2012 for his services to charity, and he is survived by his three sons.Villa offered their condolences to his family and friends in a statement, while confirming a minute’s silence will be held at Villa Park before next Saturday’s Championship match against Swansea. Black armbands will also be worn by the players for the fixture.
Cuan an Ri in CarrigartA planning application for the retention of a basement at the beachfront development at the Cuan na Ri holiday complex at Carrigart is to be strenuously opposed by the local residents.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Michael and Patrick Preston of T&G Developments have made the application in the past week to seek the council’s approval to allow the basement to remain on site along with its completion.The Council’s Planning Dept. has sought to have the basement and store area at the Cuan na Ri development demolished to comply with the original schedules. On November 25th the Council issued a number of enforcement notices to the Prestons on foot of the development not being complaint with the original grant of planning.A major level of objection is now underway and the issue has been a matter of much controversy ever since the local community found their right of access to the beach blocked off by locked gates last September.The news comes as Marian Harkin MEP prepares to visit Aghadachor on Saturday week to hear the concerns of the community and to explore EU perspectives from an environmental perspective.Meanwhile, a Divisional Ecologist, at the National Parks & Wildlife Service in the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has told the Aghadachor Action Group that encroachment and infilling of the Special Area of Conservation did occur during the construction of the beach activity centre. The spokesman said they had brought the matter to the attention of Donegal County Council and the developer, and this issue was subsequently rectified.“Issues still remain on the beach at Aghadachor. We are of the opinion that some works have resulted in damage to the Special Area of Conservation and have been considered as unauthorised development by Donegal County Council.“It is our position that any environmental damage is fully rectified. We are working with Donegal County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the developer to achieve this,’ added the Divisional Ecologist.In a new development last November the Council issued an enforcement order against the developers on a number of grounds.The Council said that a basement area added to the main building without planning permission and must be demolished. The enforcement notice required: “the said developments to cease.” and the measures listed to be addressed within four weeks from the date of issue on November 25th.The enforcement order was sent to Michael A and Patrick G Preston. The Council had identified six areas of ‘unauthorised construction and installation’ and subsequently moved to have the development made compliant with the planning permission, which was originally granted.This additional element of the basement has been added extending for 393 square metres (4230 sq. feet) and the Council says it now incorporates effectively a 3 storey appearance, whereas a 2 storey structure was permitted in the grant of planning.The enforcement order was based on grounds that the terms of planning permission granted in 2012 not having been fulfilled. T&G Developments was told the Beach activity centre had not been constructed in accordance with the plans, and particulars submitted under the planning application.Insofar as the impact of the demolition might impact on the area, the Council has already requested that all rubble and associated materials are removed in consultation with Donegal County Council.The other main component in the enforcement order is the construction of a mechanical pipe on the shoreline to address issues of erosion.And they have asked that the construction of the Geo-Tube, an anti erosion mechanism within the foreshore area be removed since it does not have planning permission.This particular mechanism has caused much controversy locally with community leaders claiming that nobody has a right to claim territory below the high water mark.The Tube extends for a length of 280 metres and the Council is also seeking its removal and all its element parts.LOCALS TO RESIST PLANNING RETENTION FOR CARRIGART HOLIDAY VILLAGE was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 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:CarrigartCUAN AN RI