LBA Fails to Rush Elections; Congress, Elections Feb. 17 & 18

first_imgPerhaps the Liberia Basketball Federation is working against itself; for the second time, LNOC and Youth and Sports oficials have quashed the association’s rush elections set for February 6.The new dates are: Congress February 17, and Elections February 18. Information reaching the Daily Observer last night said, “Elections will go on after deliberations at the Congress are done.” It means that the elections’ date could be extended if the need arises, a source said.After a lengthy dialogue at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and LNOC officials yesterday, LBF officials were made to see the reason they should not have a congress and an election the same day, as planned.“They were told that Congress is an assembly,” said an official who was at the meeting and asked not to be named, “and therefore properly, the administration must provide a four-year financial and administrative report to the body for discussion.”LNOC president Philibert Brown was reported to have put his foot on the ground, recommending for the Rufus Anderson’s administration, whose tenure expired last November, to provide one year financial and other administrative report for Congress’ deliberations.“The elections are long overdue,” he was quoted as saying, “and therefore to demand a four-year report might delay them.”Outgoing president Anderson was reported to have said, “I concur to what Mr. Brown has recommended.”“The administration has been mandated to provide the documents to all club presidents for their review on February 2,” according to sources at the association.He said, “I think it is victory for those of us who have seen major leadership problems in the administration of basketball in the last four years.”Having won the first round of their cause, club presidents are demanding that the Elections Commission must set guidelines that allow for any club president or owner who desires to run for the leadership.And perhaps this is where the problem is. The administration has reportedly observed potential candidates that could sweep victory election day, and therefore it has been influencing guidelines to deny others from running.“We are determined to correct this,” another club president told the Daily Observer.Another problem the Anderson administration has condoned is the use of double names for the association: According to its Constitution, it is: the Liberia Basketball Federation, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer but official communication has: Liberia Basketball Association.“That in itself is against the Constitution,” a club president said.A second copy of a document circulated by Secretary General D. Allen Goodridge about the now cancelled Feb. 6 elections named a three-member commissioners instead of an election commission.Those named are Mr. Jerome M, Hodge, chairman, with members Ms. Sussie Hayes and Mr. John P. Sheriff. “This was hurriedly done by the administration when many club presidents raised issues in the first circular of January 10,” he said.Youth and Sports and LNOC officials insisted that the proper thing to do, in line with its constitution and not those of the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) is to use its own guidelines.“Mr. Brown told the outgoing administration to use its Constitutional provisions and not that of FIBA,” our source said.What then becomes the use of double names for the association?“Since the Constitution calls it LBF,” said another official, “why does Anderson’s administration refers to the body as LBF/LBA?”In the end club presidents who have said Anderson administration has outlived its usefulness will not relent until what one of them hopes must come to pass for the old administration happens.“We want basketball to take a new but positive course and we can achieve that only when we allow any owner and club president who desires to run in the forthcoming election do so without obstruction.” This is a challenge to Rufus Anderson’s re-election bid and as to whether he sees himself losing an election that his administration is determined to deprive others to run will be seen in the weeks to come.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kevin Bradley elected Deputy Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford

first_imgCllr Kevin Bradley has been elected as Deputy Mayor of the Letterkenny-Milford District. The Letterkenny bakery owner was appointed to the role at his first AGM of the local electoral area today. Cllr Bradley, an Independent, was formally proposed for the role by Cllr Michael McBride. Cllr Ian McGarvey seconded the proposal. Cllr Bradley said it was an honour to accept the position.Cllr Bradley will work alongside newly appointed Mayor John O’Donnell for the next year.Councillors of the new Letterkenny-Milford Electoral AreaKevin Bradley elected Deputy Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal County CouncilKevin BradleyLetterkenny Electoral Arealast_img read more

Villa ‘can’t protect’ underperforming players – Black

first_imgAlexandre Pato scored one of Chelsea’s goals at Villa ParkAston Villa’s caretaker boss Eric Black said the players owed the supporters a performance following the 4-0 home defeat by Chelsea.The atmosphere at Villa Park soured as the match went on, with some players booed by the home fans and banners thrown on to the pitch in a co-ordinated 74th-minute protest aimed at reclusive owner Randy Lerner.Villa appear to be heading for the Championship and sacked manager Remi Garde last week, as part of a restructuring at the club which has seen several incomings and outgoings at board level.Black insisted the players would have to cope with the criticism coming their way, and those singled out for abuse would not be taken out of the firing line.He said: “You can’t protect them. We can do as much as we can to prepare them mentally, physically, technically, tactically – but once they go over the line, they’re paid to be professional footballers.“That’s the responsibility that’s put on them and that’s what they have to deal with.“What we have to do is to try and get the supporters back onside. The only way you can do that is by doing it on the pitch.“It’s a massive turnaround required at the club and I think people are on the way to doing that. But it’s going to take time.”Black felt a positive start to the game was undermined by individual errors, with Villa conceding a penalty in first-half injury-time and then a third goal seconds after the restart.He said: “We started the game okay, mainly trying to contain Chelsea more than anything else. Once the [first] goal went in, visibly you can see they take a big dent.“However, to compound that, the penalty a minute before half-time and to concede another one right after half-time, makes it an enormous challenge.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

League pride on the line at Niclai

first_imgThe top two teams in the Big 5 will face off against the top two teams in the Little 4 tonight as a busy week of action in the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament continues with a pair of semifinals on the boys side.After narrowly defeating Fortuna in a Big 5 playoff on Monday, McKinleyville returns home to host Hoopa Valley, while the Huskies travel to play Little 4 champions St. Bernard’s. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.At stake is a place in Friday’s Dick Niclai championship game at …last_img

Warriors HQ: Houston Rockets’ tactics make playoffs series “unwatchable”

first_img … Warriors played and won a “slog of a game,” against the Houston Rockets in a 104-100 game one victory of the second round playoff series, according to beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina. But the pair take issue with the Rockets’ “ridiculous” tactics and break down James Harden’s criticisms of the officials and why they weren’t warranted, how Harden tries to exploit a loophole in the rule book and explaining the good and the bad on how the Warriors react to his tactics.last_img

Photos: Top 10 moments in San Francisco 49ers loss to Atlanta Falcons

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Officials in New York reversed an on-field call and awarded the Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones a touchdown catch with two seconds remaining, sending the San Francisco 49ers to an eventual 29-22 defeat at Levi’s Stadium.The Falcons (5-9) tacked on a touchdown as time expired after recovering a fumble on the 49ers’ desperation kickoff return. The 49ers (11-3) are now tied for the NFC lead with the Seattle Seahawks (11-3); …last_img

Are Democrats the Guardians of Science?

first_imgDan Danbom reviewed Chris Mooney’s The Republican War On Science in the Rocky Mountain News.  According to Danbom, Mooney argues “that the Bush administration ignores, subverts, twists and misrepresents science to conform to its political goals.” The review includes these quotes from the book:….in politicized fights involving science, it is rare to find liberals entirely innocent of abuses.  But they are almost never as guilty as the right.Reagan’s self-appointed state board of education had pushed to weaken the teaching of evolution and endorsed creationism…. The Reagan administration’s sympathies with creationism signaled a new development for the Republican Party and conservatism more generally.  From this moment forward, many of the party’s leaders willingly distorted or even denied the bedrock scientific theory of evolution, and encouraged pseudoscientific thinking, to satisfy a traditionalist religious constituency.Danbom calls The Republican War on Science “a book that is as carefully constructed as a laboratory experiment.”  According to the book, Republicans pick and choose among the scientific data in order to support their pet projects.  He concludes his review with, “Mooney challenges the reader to ask just how important unvarnished science is to us, no matter what our political predilections.”The book and the review are exercises in hypocrisy.  Mooney argues that Republicans are more guilty of selective science than liberals (notice that Democrats are not specifically named in the article) who support “bedrock scientific theory of evolution.”  Just how important is unvarnished science to someone who thinks evolution rocks?(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Comrades to host 2014 AIMS Congress

first_img1 June 2012In a first for South Africa and the continent, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has been chosen to host the 20th Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) Congress in Durban in May 2014.Held every two years, the AIMS Congress brings together leading organisers of the road-running fraternity for four days of workshops, seminars and interactive engagement.Delegates from 60 countries were represented at the 19th AIMS gathering in the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague last month, where the decision to grant the hosting rights to the CMA was taken.CMA chairman Peter Proctor and general manager Gary Boshoff were among the those bidding for the prestigious AIMS Congress in 2014.Unanimously in favourThe process of selecting the host is decided on by the attending AIMS delegates, who were unanimously in favour of the CMA hosting their next convention on South African soil.“This is a huge coup for the CMA, the city of Durban and our country,” Boshoff said in a statement.“The convergence of these delegates from all over the world on Durban will undoubtedly boost the profile of this beautiful coastal city and set the pace for renewed interest in its tourism and other business prospects.”“The CMA together with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation will host the AIMS Children’s Series Race in Durban on 2 June 2012,” Boshoff added.‘Fostering the joy of running’“As the CMA, we are already enjoy good working relationships with local and international athletics bodies and, together with organisations like AIMS, we aim to continue fostering the joy of running among our youth and to take development in athletics to new heights,” Boshoff went on.“KwaZulu-Natal has many splendid offerings for the world and our potential to attract high profile events such as the 2014 AIMS Congress to the province is boundless. In the same light, we feel very fortunate to have AIMS display its high level of confidence in the CMA and South Africa, by awarding us the sought-after hosting rights.”The goals of AIMS are to foster and promote distance running throughout the world; to work with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races; and to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

How To Hack Your Google Glass — And Void Your Warranty

first_imgTags:#Android#Google Glass#Google IO13 Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Reboot To Root Success! nick statt 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… In one of the more popular Google I/O sessions of Day 2, two members of the Google [x] team behind Project Glass explained how to enable root access on your expensive eyewear — a step that will also void your warranty, just like it does when you root an Android smartphone.What does root access do? It lets you tinker under the hood of Glass, allowing you to, for instance, install Linux and run apps tailored to the open-source OS. Google software engineers P. Y. Laligand and Hyunyoung Song started with the warranty warning and a quick presentation on how to enable a debug mode that lets you load Android applications (APKs) on Glass. The two stressed that Google recommends this method for tinkering with Glass, as the debug mode doesn’t void your warranty. It being Google though, the duo hurriedly brushed past the warning. Using a Bluetooth trackpad-enabled keyboard synced to Glass, the engineers outlined five steps involved in rooting Glass: Access the bootloaderUnlock the device & erase personal dataSwap out and override boot partitionReboot into normal stateAccess root modeLaligand was nice enough to run through a demonstration in real-time. Below are the screens from his fast hack. Accessing The Bootloader & Unlocking Device How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more