Liberia to Host 2-Day Workshop on Cultural Property

first_imgThe Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) will hold a two-day workshop to create awareness on the importance of the ratification of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of armed conflict.The workshop is in continuation of a process that started in 2012 when the Ministry, with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) technical support and through broad consultation with civil society institutions prepared an initial draft. According to a release, the workshop is organized in collaboration with the UNESCO Multi-Sectorial Regional Office in Abuja, Nigeria.The convention was adopted in The Hague in 1954 in the wake of the massive destruction of cultural heritage sites and artifacts during World War II, to help preserve property in the midst of conflicts.It is the first international treaty with a worldwide focus exclusively on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts.The two-day workshop will be held on May 27-28 at a resort in Monrovia under the theme, “Awareness to Protect Our Cultural Property in the Event Of Armed Conflict.”Participants will include representatives from the various government ministries and agencies, the National Commission on Higher Education, National Legislature, and civil society organizations.The participants will provide their collective and individual perspectives to the draft law in line with the principles and provisions of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of armed conflicts and the need for the draft law to be ratified by Liberian authorities. Once finalized, the draft law will be submitted to Liberian authorities for endorsement.The law will be used to safeguard and together with the participatory process, through which it emerged, demonstrate the strong commitment of national authorities to ensure the viability of Liberia’s heritage, said the release.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spurs willing to sell Bentaleb to make room for Wanyama

first_img0Shares0000Wanyama concedes that having to sit out for six weeks was ‘the toughest time of his career’.PHOTO/Getty Images.LONDON, United Kingdom, June 16 – Tottenham are reportedly willing to let Nabil Bentaleb leave, with Victor Wanyama targeted as a replacement.According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell midfielder Nabil Bentaleb to make room for new signings, like Southampton’s Victor Wanyama. Spurs have yet to make a new signing in the summer transfer window, but one of their players appears to be attracting interest from elsewhere.Sky Italia’s GIanluca Di Marzio reported earlier this week that midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is a major target for Italian side Napoli after a frustrating season at White Hart Lane.The Algerian international, 21, made just five Premier League appearances for Spurs this past season, amounting to only 158 minutes of action – and he played just seven games in other competitions.READ: Celtic in line for Sh143.6m windfall if Wanyama moves to SpursNabil Bentaleb.PHOTO/Reuters.Bentaleb only signed a new contract until 2020 at White Hart Lane last summer, but it seems that an exit could be on the cards this summer.The Daily Mail report that Tottenham would be willing to let Bentaleb leave in order to make room for a new signing, believed to be Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.The Kenyan international became a favourite of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino during their time together at Southampton, and reports suggest a deal could be close to reunite the pair.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NPSS full of pink for Anti-Bullying Awareness Day

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School held a Pink Shirt Day in partnership with the province today for Anti-Bullying Awareness.Pink Shirt Day was started by two students in Nova Scotia. The two teens got the idea after seeing a grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They distributed pink shirts to all the boys in their school as a protest.“I like to support the event,” said Grade 11 student Marco Petrucci. “I try to purchase t-shirts and wristbands every year since it’s been around since I was in elementary school.”- Advertisement -Since 2008, over $1.2 million raised from t-shirt sales have gone to anti-bullying programs throughout the province including Boys & Girls Clubs, Red Cross RespectED Violence Prevention Program and Kids Help Phone.“We like to put the funds that are raised back into the community,” said NPSS Vice-Principal Jason Gill. “Whether it be the Women’s Resource Society or the shelters. It also goes towards the cost of the t-shirts for the school.”Gill and Petrucci were in agreement, that there has been a significant drop in bullying face-to-face and cyberbullying in schools over the last couple of years because of events such as Pink Shirt Day.Advertisement T-shirts for Pink Shirt Day. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. T-shirts for Pink Shirt Day. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. Students looking at purchasing a pink t-shirt. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. Students looking at purchasing a pink t-shirt. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. To report bullying you can visit:www.erasebullying.calast_img read more

LISTEN: Allardyce says Arsenal were fortunate to claim point against Sunderland

first_imgSunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes his side deserved better than a point against Arsenal on Sunday.The Black Cats created a host of chances against their Champions League-chasing opponents but were unable to find a way past Petr Cech as the match ended goalless.That was enough to move Sunderland out of the bottom three on goal difference, but Allardyce feels his side missed a glorious opportunity to edge even further away from relegation danger.He said: “All in all I am just a tinge disappointed we haven’t converted that performance into three very, very precious points.“It would have been our biggest victory of the season and in all honesty after the second half performance I think we did enough to just win it by that odd goal. We didn’t but we played extremely well against a top side.“Defensively we were extremely solid and when they broke the defence our goalkeeper was very good again when we needed him.“When we got in amongst them in the second half and stopped them playing and controlled the tempo of the game we started to get a little bit of panic in the Arsenal defence and with some of the chances we created we are perhaps a little disappointed we haven’t converted one of those today.”last_img read more

‘He left fingerprints on my heart’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He would surprise me with tickets to the Broadway shows I wanted to see. He bought me not one, but two, purses that I had admired in a store window, and he could be verbally seductive. He shaped my views on men and the kind I have allowed to enter my life. I often fooled myself into thinking that I would choose wiser than my mother had. My late husband, so different, I thought, gambled at Friday night poker games, and bet on ballgames. He announced austerity programs, as he called them, then continue to lose money even as he did. My father would take me to sit and read in the park on a weekday afternoon. He walked in a rainstorm, saying, “You are not going to get any less wet if you run.”When as a teenager, I asked how I would know when I fell in love, he said, “You won’t have to ask; you will just know it.” He drove me to Madison, Wis., for my freshman year, and surprised me with the red, white and blue sweater I had admired in a store the previous evening. My friends all liked him. He was fun and adventurous, and they saw the kid in him. His marriage to my mom was not very good, and I knew it. This was no “Father Knows Best.” Handsome, in a John Barrymore sort of way, I suspect there were other women in his life. He had this disarming dimple in his left cheek, and when I was very little, I liked to place my finger on his face and then ask him to smile, hoping that I had found the exact spot where the dimple was. His sister, my Aunt Pearl, now in her late 90s, and I talk of him often. She saw him with all the love that I did, and I we both forgave him for his human frailties. MY dad gave me my romantic soul and my view of the world. He was a combination of The Music Man, Elmer Gantry and, in his later years, Willy Loman.When friends’ fathers went to work, my dad often stayed home because he never had a steady job to go to. He floated between get-rich-quick schemes, and my mother’s family called him shiftless. Although I did not know what it meant, I sensed it wasn’t good. I saw him as a Renaissance man, and believed him when he told me he would invent a game to rival Monopoly.I hung on his every word, always wanting to believe him. I allowed him to talk me into handing over the small inheritance my mom left me when she died of cancer at 47. He massaged me with words, telling me that he would “make a killing” at a small gas station he planned to buy. He took 16-millimeter movies of me as a child, movies that I still watch. No one else’s father had a movie camera in the ’30s and ’40s. He did not always put food on our table, which would have long since been gone, while these precious grainy images remain. My dad was a drummer and a saxophone player. He loved the ponies and went often to the local racetrack. In the years after my mom’s death, I extracted a promise that he would stay away from the track. A few days later, I answered a call from Yonkers Raceway, saying they had found my dad’s binoculars. My plea had been useless. My father died on June 15, 1960, at the age of 50 from leukemia. He was 22 years younger then I am today. He left fingerprints on my heart and I named my older son, Lee, for him. My dad’s name was Louis Irving Bass. He was the firstborn of Benjamin and Annie Bass who lived on Hester Street on New York’s lower east side. He had music in him, and he left me with his song.Barbara Joan Grubman writes from Woodland Hills.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Leeds return to the top of the Championship after smashing West Brom

first_img The Spaniard slams home his shot from outside the box The race to reach the Premier League is hotting up Patrick Bamford struck twice for Leeds United as they moved back to the top of the Championship after a 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion.The Baggies made the worst possible start at Elland Road as Pablo Hernandez sent a scorching strike past the despairing dive of Sam Johnstone within 16 seconds. Dwight Gayle sent another free-kick crashing into the wall after 52 minutes, before the Baggies won a corner as they continued to set the second-half tempo.The visitors could not find the breakthrough, though, and Leeds finished them off with a third goal in the 63rd minute.After Johnstone had saved well from Mateusz Klich, Bamford’s shot left the on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper flat-footed at his near post after a great run by Roberts carved open the defence.Alioski added a fourth late on when he tapped home Jamie Shackleton’s perfect pass as Leeds underlined their promotion credentials in fine fashion. Casilla did well to tip over a powerful Jay Rodriguez effort as the visitors sought an immediate response and, from the resulting corner, Tosin Adarabioyo missed a great chance to pull a goal back when he headed wide.Hernandez failed to find the target from 25 yards as half-time approached after Liam Cooper brilliantly won the ball before Bamford fired over from the edge of the box.Leeds continued to push for a third goal before the interval and Pontus Jansson nearly had a tap-in in after Hernandez scuffed an effort in his direction in first-half stoppage time.West Brom were on the attack soon after the restart and came close to pulling a goal back when Hal Robson-Kanu headed inches over from Barry’s curling free-kick with Casilla stranded. Bamford showed incredible composure to slot home his first goal of the night 4 4 Hernandez celebrates scoring after 16 seconds 4 4 Hernandez found the top corner from the edge of the box inside the first minute to get Leeds off to a flyer.Tyler Roberts then missed a great chance to double the home side’s lead after 12 minutes when he fired straight at the keeper.Kiko Casilla confidently claimed a Gareth Barry free-kick before Johnstone gathered Kalvin Phillips’ effort at the second attempt.But Leeds deservedly doubled their lead before the half-hour when Bamford slotted home from close range after Roberts picked him out. Bamford got his first of the evening when he lost Craig Dawson in the box to double Leeds’ lead, netting again in the second half when the former Chelsea striker was played clean through Tyler Roberts.And the scoreline was made even more emphatic when Alisoki was given a simple tap in by Jamie Shackleton in stoppage time.Norwich City can reclaim top spot with a win at Millwall on Saturday, but the Whites will enjoy their return to the Championship summit, regardless of how long it lasts.It was just reward for a tenacious display from Leeds which saw West Brom fail to live with their high tempo.last_img read more

Celtic defeated 3-0 by Bayern Munich in Champions League

first_imgThomas Muller opened the scoring against Brendan Rodgers’ side on 17 minutes with Joshua Kimmich adding a second just before the half hour mark.Mats Hummels headed home Bayern’s third of the evening from a corner shortly into the second half.Scott Sinclair did have the ball in the back of the net when he curled home five minutes from the end but he was ruled offside.The sides meet again in a fortnight when Celtic welcome Jupp Heynckes side to Parkhead on Hallowe’en. Bayern Munich opened a gap on Celtic in Group B of the Champions League with a 3-0 win in the Allianz Arena.The result on matchday three of the group stages leaves the German side on six points while Celtic remain on three.But their hopes of remaining in Europe after Christmas are still alive after Paris Saint-Germain beat Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels.The side sitting third in the table will drop into the Europa League knockout stages in the new year while the top two progress in the Champions League.last_img read more

Crawford County Firefighter Arrested For 15 Arsons

first_imgOfficer Talley, Fire Marshal Wells, and Indiana State Police Trooper Heath Carkuff interviewed and arrested Stonecipher this evening, after linking him to 15 arsons, including one in March on Hoosier National Forest property, and 2 attempted fires at a vacant church on Beechwood Road near Leavenworth this week. Stonecipher, a Leavenworth Volunteer Firefighter, and also a FedEx truck driver, admitted to starting several fires while utilizing his FedEx truck, and then responding to assist in extinguishing the fires as a firefighter.    Multiple agencies have scrambled to respond to fires this week, including 2 within an hour, shortly after 2:30 this evening.     The incident remains under investigation, and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Arson Hotline at 1-800-382-4628.  All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.center_img Indiana Conservation Officer Dennis Talley received information from concerned citizens, and along with State Fire Marshal Matt Wells, developed Stonecipher as a prime suspect.  Indiana Conservation Officers, along with the State Fire Marshal arrested a Leavenworth man this evening in conjunction with 15 arsons in the Leavenworth area over the past week.   Brian Stonecipher, 27, was arrested and booked into the Crawford County Jail on multiple charges including Level 4 Felony Arson, and Criminal Mischief. last_img read more

Teresa Fremody, age 49, of Salem

first_imgTeresa Fremody, age 49, of Salem, Indiana, passed away on November 15, 2017 at the Salem Crossing.Born on December 5, 1967 in Salem, Indiana, she was the daughter of John Albertson & Cynthia (Frye) Lee, both precede her in death.Survivors include 2 sons, Brett Misamore & Brandon Fremody; daughter, Brandee Henson; 2 brothers, Hack Albertson & John Dewayne Albertson; granddaughter, Shaelee Jean Henson. Cremation was chosen.Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online expressions: www.hughestaylor.netlast_img