Amb. Kemayah to be Elected Chair of UN 4th Committee

first_img– Advertisement – Amb. Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah, Sr. -Main Session Commences Today The Fourth Committee, one of six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), will today, Thursday, October 4, commence its work for the 73rd Session of the UNGA, with Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations seeking to be elected as chair, a dispatch from New York has said.Formally endorsed by the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., is expected to be formally elected, unopposed by the entire membership of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during the opening of the main session of the Fourth Committee, which is formally referred to as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee.According to the dispatch, Amb. Kemayah will then lead the Committee in consideration of a broad range of global issues including decolonization, review of peacekeeping operations and special political missions; relief for Palestinian refugees, atomic radiation, assistance in mine action as well as the peaceful uses of outer space.Amb. Kemayah was endorsed by the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, following his presentation to the group on why Liberia should be given the opportunity under his leadership to chair the committee.According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Kemayah, who presented Liberia’s case a day after he arrived in New York, spoke of the wealth of experience he brings to the post, and urged the Group to endorse his candidacy in the spirit of African solidarity; while assuring that he would justify the confidence reposed in him by performing his duties diligently and objectively, guided by the principle of impartiality;  bringing proud to Liberia and the African continent.In his presentation, Amb. Kemayah recounted the many contributions of the Republic of Liberia toward the political independence of many countries in Africa. Amb. Kemayah used the occasion to renew the commitment of His Excellency Dr. George Weah, the government and people of Liberia toward the growth and development of Africa.The Chairmanship of the Fourth Committee would be the first for Amb. Kemayah since assuming his duties at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations three weeks ago. He looks forward to a successful session and proper representation of President Weah, the government, and people of the Republic of Liberia, and Africa as a whole.It may be recalled that Liberia last chaired the Fourth Committee 57 years ago when Ambassador and former President of the UNGA, the late Angie Brooks Randolph, presided over the 1961 Session of the Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP respond to two accidents on Alaska Highway

first_imgYesterday’s crash happened at approximately 6:10 p.m. Due to road conditions at the time a tanker truck had slid into the ditch. There were secondary incidents where two vehicles slid into the ditch, avoiding a collision. There were no injuries as a result, however the highway was closed for four hours.This morning’s incident happened at 5:15 where the driver of a pick-up truck was attempting to pass another vehicle. As he was attempting the manoeuvre he was faced with an oncoming semi truck. As the driver applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid the collision he went into a skid and was t-boned by the semi. The passenger of the pick-up was taken to Fort St. John hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police say the highway is now open in both directions where the accident took place.In a release Corporal Jodi Shelkie stated, “We are very fortunate there were not more serious injuries or even fatalities in the collisions that happened last night. With fluctuating and warm weather patterns it’s important that all drivers slowdown. Give yourself extra time to get where you are going. Give yourself extra space between you and the vehicle in front. Pass with extreme caution. And, always be focused on your driving. Remember that the roads may look bare and dry but are actually quite icy.”- Advertisement -Police are using the incidents to remind motorists to use caution on the highway and within the city.last_img read more

Sharks send Thika deeper into relegation

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate one of their two goals against Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – Thika United’s hope of reviving their chances of surviving the axe for a second consecutive season were dealt a massive blow on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks in Machakos.George Abege’s second minute goal, Duke Abuya’s finish six minutes from time and Eric Kapaito’s penalty at the stroke of full time saw Sharks climb to seventh in the Kenyan Premier League standings. Thika remained pegged bottom of the pile with a sixth consecutive loss and are 10 points away from safety with six matches remaining before the season ends.Former Harambee Stars goalkeeper Joseph Rutto stepped up on the touchline for the second consecutive game after former head coach John Njogu hired mid-season left the club on personal grounds.But, it was Sharks who got off to a perfect start inside the opening minute of the game when Ugandan forward George Abege glanced home at the near post after racing to a Moses Mwangi cross from the right.It was a relieving start for William Muluya’s charges who have endured a tough second leg and just last weekend put to an end a five-match losing streak with a slim 1-0 win over Sofapaka.Thika, with heaps of relegation worries on their faces put in a gallant fight as they seek to clutch to any available straw of survival with six matches left before the season ends.-Mwachoki experienceThey should have gone level after 12 minutes when the experienced feet of Hajji Mwachoki sent youngster James Kinyanjui through, but the latter’s low effort inside the box was parried away by Sharks keeper Gad Mathew.They almost paid for that miss in the 18th minute when a poorly defended freekick from Bolton Omwenga, but Duke Abuya could not burry the ball home from close range with Allan Owiny saving.Thika did not show signs of being cowed despite going down and Mwachoki rolled back the years with a 25th minute shot from range after intercepting a Pascal Ogweno pass, but the shot went wide.Sharks went on attacking as well and on the half hour mark, they had a brilliant chance when Patillah Omotto’s freekick from the right landed on Shaphan Oyugi unmarked inside the box, but the midfielder’s connection went awry.Mwachoki, despite his advanced years showed that he still got the quality stringing in passes in the final third and anchoring the Thika attack. Six minutes to half time he came gloriously close to drawing the side level but his left foot shot inside the box was acrobatically tipped over the bar by Mathew.In the second half, Sharks continued pushing and Abege had two more chances, first heading wide unmarked from the edge of the six yard box from an Omwenga freekick in the 58th minute before shooting wide after being sent through from the right in the 65th minute.-Simale missHe was hauled off for Sidney Simale and it seems the new entrant picked up the bag of misses. Just six minutes after coming on, Simale did well to break into the box before wiping past Sosthenes Idah, but his eventual shot was saved by Owiny.In the final minutes of the game, Thika tried to get at least a point off and they had a chance late on with Dennis Matasi’s freekick from the edge of the area flying inches over.Abuya dealt Thika the hammer blow in the 84th minute with a simple finish inside the box after Sharks turned over possession from Thika.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two siblings held for selling meat to victims

first_imgTwo more persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with an incident in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district, in which five persons had assaulted three others for allegedly carrying beef, following which the attackers and the victims were held. With this, the number of people arrested in the May 22 incident, a video of which went viral on the social media, stood at 10, an official said. According to the police, a group of five “gaurakshaks” (cow vigilantes) allegedly beat up two men with sticks and forced one of the victims to thrash a woman accompanying them with chappals. While the five self-styled cow vigilantes were held under various sections of the penal code, the three persons who got thrashed were arrested under the Madhya Pradesh Govansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam. “We arrested siblings Rasheed Hakim (24) and Sammi Hakim (20) on Sunday for selling meat to the three people who were beaten up on May 22,” informed Dunda Seoni police station in-charge G.S. Uike.last_img read more

Ministers shouldn’t be appointed for political gains, observes Bombay High Court

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Friday refused to quash the appointment of Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and two others as ministers in the BJP-led Maharashtra government but said such appointments made for political gains were not morally correct.A Division Bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and G.S. Patel in its judgment noted that after the Lok Sabha elections held this year, the BJP got majority votes which might have inspired leaders from other political parties to join the Party.The Bench dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Mr. Vikhe Patil, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-turned Shiv Sena leader Jaydutt Kshirsagar and Republican Party of India-Athawale(RPI-A) leader Avinash Mahatekar as ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in the State.Mr. Vikhe Patil, who was the leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly till he joined the BJP and the Ministry, was inducted as the Housing Minister in the Fadnavis Cabinet in June.“The Ministers have been inducted in the State Assembly merely for political gains and convenience. We do not endorse this. What has been done may strictly not be morally correct and may have been a political plot but we cannot hold that the Ministers [are] defected and disqualified,” the court said.last_img read more

Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao City

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments A video uploaded on Twitter by FEU athletic director Mark Molina saw La Salle forward Prince Rivero giving a back pick on FEU player Ken Ebonia, who fell on the floor upon contact.La Salle center Abu Tratter jumped in front of the fallen Ebonia while teammate Ricci Rivero slammed the ball at the FEU player, before following it up with a punt kick as another free-for-all ensued.“The second commotion which happened on the very next play after the first commotion is plain and simple, a planned and premeditated attack,” said the FEU official on his Twitter account.La Salle coach Aldin Ayo was seen in videos trying to pacify the players. But Ryan Betia, an assistant of new coach Olsen Racela at FEU, claimed that the Archers mentor choked FEU player Arvin Tolentino trying to act as a pacifier.UAAP basketball commissioner Rebo Saguisag said he will look into the incident, which marked the second time in as many years that the two teams have figured in a preseason scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The UAAP Season 80 game between La Salle and Far Eastern U on Sept. 10 could just be the most anticipated game of the tournament yet.The two teams figured in an ugly free-for-all in an invitational tournament in Davao City late Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eyewitnesses said the match had been heated for the most part, before two brawls ensued—the second of which forced organizers to call off the game.The first commotion ensued in the third quarter with FEU leading, 73-59. FEU’s Ken Tuffin bumped La Salle guard Kib Montalbo, who retaliated with a head butt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRon Dennison, who was earlier ejected for two unsportsmanlike fouls, then came out of nowhere to hit Montalbo, who had his back turned to the FEU player, sending the La Salle guard sprawling to the floor.The second incident that led to the game forfeiture came just after play resumed. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ “It happened outside the UAAP so we can’t really act on it in relation to the tournament,” said Saguisag. “But they still represent their schools and the league so it may be up to the UAAP Board to discuss.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vanguardia rues Rice’s 3rd quarter explosion in Phoenix loss to TNT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Ginebra acquires dela Cruz from Blackwater‬

first_imgView comments PBA IMAGESThe rich get richer as Ginebra acquired the services of hardworking sophomore Art dela Cruz from Blackwater.‬The deal, which is set to be approved this Thursday afternoon, will send dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Elite in exchange for ‬Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo from the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Ellis has been averaging 3.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 13.12 minutes this conference for Ginebra. Malaysia dismiss judging concerns as SEA Games close Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Nextcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Both Ginebra team manager Reyboy Rodriguez and Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines confirmed the trade.Dela Cruz has averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in his second year in the league, but missed the import-laden conferences due to his ruptured Achilles injury after being selected to be a part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis entry to Ginebra will be a shot in the arm for the squad, which is betting on its youth with Scottie Thompson, Kevin Ferrer, and Aljon Mariano in tow. Blackwater, meanwhile, will receive serviceable forward Marcelo and the high-flying Ellis, who is looking to get the biggest break of his career with his new team. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino admits relief after victory over Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino admits relief after victory over Southamptonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Maurcio Pochettino admitted some relief after victory over Southampton.After a week where they had lost to Leicester before being beaten by League Two Colchester in the Carabao Cup, Spurs’ spirits were lifted as £53.8m club record signing Tanguy Ndombele scored with a powerful deflected finish.Serge Aurier, who had already been booked, was sent off in the 32nd minute for a foul on Ryan Bertrand after Spurs felt the ball had gone out of play just before.But within five minutes of Danny Ings’ leveller, Harry Kane swept home what proved to be the winner after an assist by Christian Eriksen.Pochettino said: “We needed to work a lot with 10 men. We showed our spirit, that is the way we need to work to work together.”We have worked very hard for five years to put the club in the level that no-one expected. That is why now for some results that were not in the way people expected, we don’t give up, so we need to be strong to be stronger.”I think it was completely unfair for Serge to be sent off, but I accept the decision of the referee.” last_img read more

Aditi recalls her days as a Bharatanatyam dancer

first_imgNew Delhi: Aditi Rao Hydari, who was a classical dancer before she became an actor with Tamil film Sringaram (2007), says she still feels a strong connection with Bharatanatyam. “I was five when I started learning Bharatanatyam. It was my choice to dance, also because I was surrounded by the classical arts. I was lucky that I got a teacher like Leela Samson. Although I was in boarding school and my mother was very insistent that I finish my education, I performed a lot before I became an actor,” said Aditi, who was recently in New Delhi for a fashion show. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAccording to the actor, “Any art form, beyond its own learning bring along a whole new world view and a new way of being. One of the major things that I learnt and one that still stays with me, is that we’re all unique. And it is better to work on improving yourself rather than compare yourself with others.” Does she still get time to rehearse? “Hardly. I learnt from such an amazing teacher, I feel I would be doing a disservice to the art form if I don’t practice and I just step on to the stage. I’m happy being in front of the camera, because I do it everyday. It’s like riyaaz,” the actor said. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaBut “once a dancer always a dancer”, she said and added: “I dance whenever I get the chance, I go to Akka (Samson) in Chennai whenever I can, and I rehearse with the gang that is rehearsing.” Aditi also learnt music from her mother Vidya Rao, an acclaimed classical singer. “As performers people admire you and say good things about you. It’s a lot of things that come together to make that for you. The only thing that you can do is work hard and be sincere to what you do,” she said.last_img read more

Celebrating 20 years Bell Fund launches new program and direction

first_imgFunding content that attracts audiences everywhereThe Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program will provide a grant up to $150,000 for original documentaries, lifestyle and factual programming that have a maximum length of 15 minutes per episode and a minimum of six episodes. To be eligible a producer now has more platform options, including a CRTC licensed Canadian broadcaster-owned digital platform, hybrid VOD services and digital platforms accessible to Canadians.  “We want to invest in commercially successful content which will attract larger audiences everywhere, in Canada and around the world on broadcast and streaming platforms,” said Nancy Chapelle, Executive Director of the Bell Fund.After the launch of the Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program in November the next deadlines are February 1, 2018 for its Development Programs (Slate Development, Webdocs Development) and May 7, 2018 for the second deadline of the Short-Form Digital Series, fiction (comedy, drama). The Bell Fund will continue to support TV series by committing a significant portion of its funding to the launch of a new program, also with the May 7 deadline. These new programs are based on input from extensive industry consultations conducted by the Bell Fund over the past eight months. The Fund will also continue to run its popular professional development program – details will be released later this year.The Bell Fund is pleased to launch its first pilot program for producers who have always been at the forefront of creating innovative ways to tell reality-based stories. New guidelines and eligibility requirements for November’s Short-Form Digital Non-Fiction deadline are available on the Bell Fund website Please contact the Bell Fund directly for more information on any of the Fund’s new programs.About the Bell FundThe Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian media content makers who create and produce engaging content for audiences in Canada and around the world. Bell Fund investments support content development and production for broadcast and digital platforms that are accessible to all Canadians. For 20 years, since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 Canadian digital media projects and television programs. The Bell Fund also supports training, research, professional development and promotion for the Canadian media production industry.The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $17 million from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. The Fund was also awarded a $10 million endowment from Bell TV which supports the Fund’s development programming. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry. Login/Register With: “Digital media has significantly transformed the production industry which is why the Bell Fund must continue adapting. Our new programs embrace this reality and will continue to move the industry forward,” said Bell Fund Chair Suzanne Guèvremont, who is also General Manager of Montreal’s NAD (School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design) and Vice Chair of SODEC. “Our 20th anniversary makes this a time to reflect on the great work we’ve invested in and to look forward as we address the  challenging times content creators are facing in a multi-platform world,” added Guèvremont. Since 1997 the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 projects.The four new pilot programs were created in response to the CRTC’s update of the Policy Framework for Certified Independent Production Funds. To increase the variety of productions that are accessible to all Canadians in our multi-platform universe the Bell Fund is expanding its programming to include a variety of formats and platforms. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement TORONTO and MONTRÉAL, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Bell Fund is launching the first of four pilot programs as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary of investing in the Canadian media production industry. The Fund’s first deadline will be November 13, 2017 for its Short-Form Digital Series for non-fiction which covers factual, lifestyle and documentary programming. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more