Christian Man ‘Kidnapped, Forcefully Initiatiated’ into Poro Society

first_imgTension in Saclepea as church Leaders threaten to bulldoze Pro grove to rescue memberThe leadership of the United Liberia Inland Church in Saclepea, Nimba County is reportedly threatening to forcibly release one of its members, who has been kidnapped and initiated into the Poro Society in Kpaeikpoah Town, near Kanwee.At a press conference held in Saclepea, Reverend Anthony Gondoun, head of Saclepea Christian Community, said the man, Joseph Saye, 45, was allegedly initiated into the Poro society in Kpaeikpoah on Saturday, August 11.The news of the forceful initiation of this man is said to be brewing tension between the Christian community and the Poro society people in the Saclepea Region.The United Liberia Inland Church, to which the member belongs, is one of the leading churches in the areas, something that is creating fear about the situation degenerating  into a full blown conflict.The Christian Community is threatening to move on the area or the town of Kpaeikpoah on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, to have him forcibly taken out of the Poro grove, a potential development which many believe will lead to disaster.According to a fellow church member, Elder Amos Saye (no relation to the victim), Joseph Saye, and his wife had returned from their farm at around 7:25 p.m., August 11, under heavy downpour of rain, when Mrs. Saye went in to make hot water for her husband to take bath. While the Joseph was waiting, according to the elder, a group of men rushed on Saye, kidnapped him and took him to the Poro grove. According to Elder Saye, An earlier attempt was made on Joseph Saye by the Poro society in 2016, but the man escaped to another town until the society rituals were over. This was the second attempt, Elder Saye narrated.Many have been calling on the local radio for calm and appealing for the situation to be amicably resolved among the two groups.Saye Lakpoh, a prominent citizen of Saclepea, recounted that a similar situation of such magnitude, which occurred in 2001, was bloody. And many have appealed to all sides to have the matter resolved peacefully.As the Tuesday, August 14, 2018 ultimatum draws closer, the local leaders, including Representative Roger Domah, are appealing to the Christians to remain calm, until Wednesday, August 15, to bring the two parties together in Kanwee Town for discussion.During the traditional chiefs and elders conference in Ganta months ago, Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf warned traditional chiefs and elders to stop forceful initiations of non members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mason slapped with multiple robbery charges

first_imgA 37-year-old mason of East La Penitence, Georgetown squatting area was on Friday hauled before the courts after he was slapped with multiple charges of robbery with violence.Collin Hooper appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly, who read the charges which stated that on January 1, 2019 at D’Urban Park, Georgetown, he robbed Shane Hackett of $10,000 and at the same time, used personal violence.Other charges stated that on the same date and location, Hooper also robbed Isaiah Moore of $40,000 and a bag valued $4000; Ronaldo Dhanraj of jewellery valued $49,000; Nikko Devenish of $5000 and Shevon Clarke of two gold chains worth $378,000 and used personal violence during each robbery.Hooper denied the charges. Defence Attorney Clyde Ford, in his bail application, told the court that his client was not a flight risk.Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objections to bail. He was released on $100,000 bail and the case was adjourned to February 8, 2018. As a condition for bail, he is required to report to the East La Penitence Police Station until the completion of the case.last_img read more

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere steps up comeback bid

first_img1 Jack Wilshere Jack Wilshere will continue his recovery from injury by playing for Arsenal’s Under-21s on Tuesday night.The midfielder has been out of action since November after picking up an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.The 23-year-old played and scored in a friendly against Brentford last Tuesday and he is now set to continue his rehabilitation with an appearance for Arsenal’s Under-21s.The young Gunners are set to play Stoke City’s Under-21s at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday and Wilshere has been named in the squad.Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, midfielder Abou Diaby and winger Serge Gnabry have also been included in Steve Gatting’s party for the Under-21 Premier League clash.last_img read more

This head-to-head record could worry Chelsea fans but excite Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s kick off

first_img 5 1. Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have drawn once – to see how many times Mourinho has beaten Klopp, click the arrow above – Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have met on four occasions in the Champions League when the German was in charge of Borussia Dortmund and the current Chelsea manager having the reins at Real Madrid. Now they come face to face again when the Blues host Klopp’s Liverpool so talkSPORT looks at their head-to-head record. The two have drawn once when, on November 6, 2012, it finished 2-2 between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage. 5. Jurgen Klopp has scored eight goals against Jose Mourinho – Klopp’s side has scored more goals, though, with Dortmund having put eight past Real in their four meetings. 5 5 3. Jurgen Klopp has beaten Jose Mourinho twice throughout his career – On October 24, 2012, Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Champions League group stage, and on April 24, 2013, the first leg of the semi-final finished 4-1 to the Bundesliga side. On that night, Robert Lewandowski scored all four goals. 2. Jose Mourinho has beaten Jurgen Klopp once – In their most recent meeting on April 30, 2013, their Champions League semi-final second leg finished 2-0 to Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund still progressed to the final, nonetheless, winning 4-3 on aggregate having beaten the Liga side 4-1 in the first leg thanks to four goals from Robert Lewandowski. 4. Jose Mourinho has scored six goals against Jurgen Klopp – In four meetings in the Champions League, Mourinho’s Real Madrid have put six past Dortmund. 5 Jurgen Klopp could seal his first Premier League victory this weekend if the German guides Liverpool to a win against Jose Mourinho’s out-of-form Chelsea.The Blues have very much been the Reds’ bogey team over the past few seasons, yet few teams fear the reigning English champions at present.And in light of the upcoming fixture, talkSPORT has taken a look at Klopp and Mourinho’s head-to-head record to get us excited.The illustrious pair have met on four occasions in the Champions League when Klopp was in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Mourinho in the Real Madrid hotseat.And one manager has the clear bragging rights.Take a look at their head-to-head record, including goals scored, by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5last_img read more

Man caught sitting on a stash of drugs – down back of his sofa!

first_imgA man was literally sitting on a stash of drugs when Gardai raided his home in Letterkenny.Conor Friel appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with possession of drugs for sale or supply. The court heard how Gardai arrived at Friel’s flat at 83c Lower Main Street on December 11th, 2015 with a search warrant.They found a small bag of cannabis herb worth €50.However, they discovered that Friel, aged 25, had €779 worth of cannabis resin stuffed down his sofa and he was sitting on it.When quizzed by Gardai, Friel admitted that he was supplying friends with €30 strips of the cannabis resin.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was not selling the drugs to his friends but was supplying it.He said his client had a difficulty with soft drugs and was very apologetic to Gardai.He added that Friel was trying to start an access course at LYIT to complete his Leaving Cert and wanted to do electronics eventually.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 22nd for a probation report on Friel.Man caught sitting on a stash of drugs – down back of his sofa! was last modified: February 28th, 2017 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:Conor Frieldonegaldrugsletterkennysofalast_img read more

GAA News: Cloughaneely have last minute two point victory against MacChumhaill’s

first_imgClub LottoNumbers drawn Wednesday, Aug 10th, were 2,6,8,9,17,19! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €3,250! We had 1 match 5 winner- congratulations to Joe Doohan, Curransport who wins €100! Draw takes place each Wednesday night at the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan. Tickets are on sale prior to the bingo each Wednesday evening and in various outlets throughout the parish!Lost & FoundThere were a number of items left behind in the club house after the summer camps a few weeks ago- if any of your kids attended and they are missing any items of clothing please contact us via the club Facebook page or call 086-1567503!Gym InformationAs a reminder our Summer Opening Hours are:Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 11:00 am & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmSat: 8:00 am – 11:00 amAnybody wishing to become a gym member the rates are as follows: 1 year = €150 (Includes €30 insurance)6 month =€80, 3 month =€55 , 1 month = €25(a one of payment of €30 insurance/membership must also be paid on 1st month)Note: Anybody who has membership due for renewal please see Declan, Conor or Anne Marie (one of them will be there at all times).Membership must be up to date in order to use the facilities.If you are interested in classes being run at our facility please see the following pages:DMG Fitness (Declan McGarvey 086-100 9467)Synergy Fitness Training (Conor McGee 087-260 1350)ROD Fitness -Donegal (Anne-Marie Rodgers 087 – 687 3669) GAA News: Cloughaneely have last minute two point victory against MacChumhaill’s was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CloughaneelyGAAMacCumhaills Seniors/ReservesD’imir na sinsir in éadan Shéain Mhic Cumhaill oíche Chéadaoine i mBealach Féich. Fuair Cloich Cheannfhaola trí phointe ag deireadh an chluiche agus bhain said 0-12|0-10. Agus bhí buaidh mhaith eile ag na sinsir Dé Domhnaigh nuair a bhuail said Gleann Fhinne 3-8|1-6 ar an Fhál Charrach. Ní raibh mórán eatharthu go dtí na bomaití deireannacha nuair a fuair Cloich Cheann Fhaola dhá chúl. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta fosta 1-16|0-8Tá Cloich Cheannfhaola sa bhaile Oíche Shathairn seo – in éadan Naomh Náille – 5:30 agus 7:00.Our senior team had 2 much needed League wins last week – they played away to MacCumhaills on Wednesday last and had a last minute 2 point victory – winning 0-12|0-10. They then played Glenfin at home on Sunday afternoon, where they again emerged with 2 more much needed league points – winning 3-8|1-6. Our reserves also defeated Glenfin 1-16|0-8. They now play St. Nauls at home on Saturday evening at 5:30 and 7:00 pm.County MinorsOur County seniors may have exited the all-Ireland series but our talented County minor team remain in the race for an All-Ireland title! They face Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 21st in Croke Park. On behalf of all at club we extend our best wishes to our own Jason McGee and Michael Mulhern & the rest of County minor panel and management. For anybody travelling to the game Joseph Mangan will also be running a bus- if anybody would like to book a seat please call him on (074) 913 5460! last_img read more

Chelsea stars rated and slated after Premier League clash at Southampton

first_imgChelsea put on a stylish display as they won 3-0 at Southampton on Sunday.Ross Barkley scored and assisted for Eden Hazard, with the Belgian later turning provider for Alvaro Morata to add the third. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Blues were impressive throughout and ultimately looked comfortable in their victory.Below are our ratings for Maurizio Sarri’s men based on their performances in the match. 3 JIBE David Luiz – 8Important part of Maurizio Sarri’s impenetrable defence and sneakily held Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a move which allowed Olivier Giroud to break free and create the second goal.Antonio Rudiger – 8Solid 90 minutes yet again this season. Threw himself in front of a second half shot to prevent a Saints comeback.Marcos Alonso – 7Maintained his run of consistent good defensive performances.Jorginho – 8Had a quiet game, subtly controlling possession in midfield without great fanfare.N’Golo Kante – 8Not one of his standout performances, but faultless regardless.Ross Barkley – 9Started over Mateo Kovacic and more than proved his worth, working tirelessly to win the ball back throughout – an attitude which created the opening goal. Later added the Blues second with a simple tap-in. tense REVEALED Eden Hazard continued his goalscoring run 3 REAL DEAL shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 Latest Chelsea News REVEALED gameday cracker Kepa Arrizabalaga – 8Proficient display. Made straightforward saves when needed and then tipped a stunning, late, long-range effort from Nathan Redmond onto the bar.Cesar Azpilicueta – 6Not quite his usual, reliable self as the Spaniard was troubled by Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand on occasion. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? punished Barkley celebrated emphatically after bagging his goal Willian – 7Teased danger on several occasions and produced a great ball from the free kick which led to Chelsea’s second goal.Olivier Giroud – 7Will feel hard done by not to have earned a penalty in the first half after being brought down by Wesley Hoedt. Created the second with an acrobatic scissor kick.Eden Hazard – 8Continued his excellent run of form with a well-taken finish to put his side 1-0 up. Also assisted for Alvaro Morata late on.Alvaro Morata (SUB) – 7Missed a simple one on one, but then made amends by dinking over Alex McCarthy after being played in by Eden Hazard.Pedro (SUB) – 6Didn’t make much impact after coming onto the pitch.Mateo Kovacic (SUB) – 6Wasn’t involved long enough to affect the game.last_img read more

Chelsea v Bournemouth: Courtois returns

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois returns to the side against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge after three months out with a knee injury.Diego Costa is again on the substitutes’ bench, with Eden Hazard again playing up front in the absence of a recognised striker.Nemanja Matic plays despite recently suffering a broken nose, while Baba Rahman gets the nod at left-back ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta.Blues skipper John Terry is still out along with Ramires and Radamel Falcao.Meanwhile, Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been passed fit to play.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Baba; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Remy, Diego Costa.Bournemouth: Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Arter, Gosling, Surman, Ritchie, Stanislas, King.Subs: Allsop, Cargill, Butcher, O’Kane, Kermorgant, Murray, Rantie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Hazard plays and Scowen could miss Cardiff game

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard played 75 minutes for Chelsea’s development side in the latest stage of his comeback from an ankle injury.It was Hazard’s second outing since having surgery – he also featured a recent behind-closed-doors friendly against QPR’s youth side.The young Blues were beaten 3-0 by reigning Premier League 2 champions Everton at Aldershot, where boss Antonio Conte watched Hazard in action.Earlier on Friday, Conte admitted he was “surprised” by the decision of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez to call Hazard up for their games with Gibraltar and Greece on August 31 and September 3.Meanwhile, midfielder Jordan Houghton came through another 60 minutes and is expected to return to Doncaster on loan, having recovered from the cruciate injury he suffered while on loan with the Yorkshire club last season. Morata is improving – ConteEmbed from Getty Images Conte says Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko are beginning to understand the style of play he is trying to implement this season.Neither of the summer signings were fully fit for the opening weekend of the Blues’ Premier League title defence, although Morata did come off the bench to score in the 3-2 defeat by Burnley.However, with Chelsea’s squad stretched by injuries and suspensions, both started in the 2-1 win against Tottenham at Wembley.“Morata is improving a lot, [both in] his physical condition and also to adapt himself to this idea of football,” said Conte. “Bakayoko is doing the same. Don’t forget, he is working with us for 10 days.“To go into an idea of football, to adapt yourself into a style of football is not simple because you have to understand movement, you have to understand when you have to attack the space, whether you stay to receive the ball, there are many situations to understand.” Conte refuses to comment on LlorenteEmbed from Getty ImagesConte has refused to comment on reports that Chelsea are looking to tie up a deal to sign Fernando Llorente from Swansea City ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.Llorente, 32, previously played under Conte at Juventus and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during successive transfer windows.Asked about the Spaniard, Conte said: “I don’t like to speak about players of other teams. It is a lack of respect for the teams these players are playing for and for my players.” Omerou signs deal and is loaned outEmbed from Getty ImagesDefender Kenneth Omeruo signed a new contract with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2020.He will rejoin Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan for the rest of this season, having played 26 times for the Istanbul-based club in 2015-16.It will be Omeruo’s third successive season loan spell in Turkey, having spent last season with Alanyaspor. Benham’s open letterBrentford owner Matthew Benham says the club’s current business model would not be sustainable without a slimmed-down new stadium plan – and promotion to the Premier League.Last week, the club unveiled revised plans for their proposed Lionel Road stadium, with capacity reduced from 20,000 to 17,250 seats and a number of facilities removed or amended.And in an open letter to supporters explaining the changes, Benham also addressed concerns he had heard about the long-term future of the club.He said: “Football continues to change so it is impossible to predict what business model would make the club fully sustainable at any point in future.“It is important to note that the business plan associated with the original stadium design would not have been enough to sustain the club with the current Championship wage bill.“As it stands, the only way to be truly sustainable is to be in the Premier League.“The new stadium design is completely aligned with our Premier League ambition, will yield important additional revenues that move us towards sustainability, and will not involve the club taking unnecessary business risks.“We will continue with a transfer policy which will help to fill the rest of the funding gap.” Goss lined up for loan moveQPR are looking to send Sean Goss out on loan ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.The midfielder has started three games since being signed from Manchester United in January and has not featured for Rangers so far this season.Goss, 21, had not made a senior appearance prior to his move to Loftus Road and QPR believe he might benefit from the chance to play first-team football elsewhere.Clubs have therefore been made aware of his availability. Goss and Manning play in U23 gameGoss and Ryan Manning featured for QPR’s development side in a game against Barnsley on Friday afternoon.Manning scored a late winner and Goss hit the bar in the match at Rangers’ Harlington training ground, where the hosts won 3-2.Manning crossed for Danny Rowe to score the opener and Dan Darbyshire doubled Rangers’ lead early in the second half when he headed in the rebound after Goss’ effort had come back off the woodwork.Victor Adeboyejo scored twice to haul Barnsley level but Manning’s powerful strike made it three wins out of three this season for QPR’s Under-23s. Scowen an injury doubtEmbed from Getty ImagesJosh Scowen is a doubt for QPR’s game against Championship leaders Cardiff.The midfielder, who has impressed since his summer move from Barnsley, has an ankle problem and will be assessed ahead of the match.Joel Lynch is expected to miss out again with a hamstring injury, while Jordan Cousins and Grant Hall remain sidelined and James Perch faces several months out with a knee injury.Kazenga LuaLua, who has been on compassionate leave following the recent death of his father, is expected to be available. Agent says French clubs want NgbakotoYeni Ngbakoto’s representative Philippe Fiorentino has told French publication Foot Mercato that the winger is happy at QPR despite interest from French clubs.It comes after speculation that Ngbakoto, signed from Metz last year, is unsettled in London – and after French radio station RMC reported that Nantes had approached his representatives.Fiorentino denied any contact with Nantes and insisted Ngbakoto is settled at QPR, but said there is interest among French clubs.He said: “Yeni is well in London, but I can confirm that French clubs have come to us, like Angers, Toulouse and Guingamp.“However, and contrary to what has appeared in several media, we have not received an offer from FC Nantes.” Carter-Vickers loan move confirmedEmbed from Getty ImagesCameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new three-year contract with Tottenham and completed a season-long loan move to Sheffield United. The 19-year-old defender has made four senior appearances for Spurs and the club are keen for him to pick up more first-team experience.A number of clubs have shown an interest but he opted to join the Blades.The move was lined up as Spurs edged closer to a deal to sign Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, from Estudiantes. 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OSU’s ATI announces new director

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Access, affordability and excellence are three major reasons the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute’s incoming director sought the position.Kristina M. Boone, Communications and Agricultural Education department head in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, will start her new role with ATI April 1, 2017.Located in Wooster, ATI is an associate degree-granting institute within The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. ATI provides smooth entry into the college, with all credits transferring for those who wish to pursue a four-year degree.“The radical concept of a land-grant university is that of accessibility, and ATI reflects this like no other institution,” Boone said. First-generation college students make up 62% of ATI’s student population, and 35% are identified as low income. As with other regional Ohio State campuses, ATI’s tuition is lower than that on the Columbus campus, making it more affordable.The measures of student success, the access to internships and the hands-on learning opportunities all point to excellence, Boone said.Boone received her MS and PhD from Ohio State in agricultural communication and extension education, respectively, and her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech. She served as a watershed extension agent with Ohio State University Extension and co-led a water education program during her graduate program.“I’m excited about returning to Ohio State University in this new and different capacity. The campus is well positioned because of the strategic planning initiatives,” she said.As ATI director, Boone will be responsible for managing administrative, human and financial resources. She will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions, including on-campus teaching, emerging e-learning instruction, research, service, engagement, marketing, student services and student recruitment.ATI’s curriculum includes general and basic studies, experiential learning and a paid industry internship. It is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 26 programs of study.last_img read more