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House Cuts Number of Proposed Seats in Affirmative Action Bill

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first_imgThe House of Representatives has endorsed the establishment of seven Special Legislative Constituencies for which an additional seven members would be elected, in addition to the already 73, totaling 81members in the House.The motion indicated that there would be five seats for women to be divided among five regions; while the youth and persons living with disabilities will have their respective seats.Deputy Speaker Hans M. Barchue broke the tie to concur with the Senate on the Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act after a vote of 18-18, for which some of the lawmakers accused Senior Stenographer Conmicks Chea of inflating the votes in favor of the pro-Tyler lawmakers to compel a draw.The Senate’s version of the Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation provides the establishment of 21 Special Legislative Constituencies for which an additional 21 members of the House of Representatives shall be elected – with 15 seats for women, 3 seats each for the youth and persons living with disabilities.The House’s concurrence, which has altered the Senate’s account, would compel a Conference Committee comprised of both Houses to reconcile the Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act.However, Maryland County Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers has filed a motion of reconsideration for the vote on the passage of the Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act, which would be considered today, Friday, September 30, in a Special Session. It may be recalled that on August 25, it was reported that the Senate unanimously passed the “Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act of 2016,” which was forwarded to the House of Representative for concurrence.At Wednesday’s public hearing, Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell told the 28-member House’s Joint Committee that the Affirmative Action Bill aims to elevate the level of equitable representation and participation in the governance process. The Joint Committee comprisedGender, Judiciary, Good Governance and Election & Inauguration.The Gender Minister reminded the Legislature that Article 5 (a) of the Constitution empowers the Legislature to enact laws that promote the realization of social justice and increase citizens’ access for political and economic participation.“There are international instruments to which Liberia is a signatory and acceded to, which call for the enactment of affirmative action legislation for the empowerment of women, youth and persons living with disabilities,” she said.“ECOWAS and AU Protocols, CEDAW, CRPD, the Beijing Declaration, and the African Youth Charter are some of the international instruments supportive of affirmative action to accelerate their participation in politics for adequate representation.”The National Chairperson of the National Civil Society Council, Madam Frances R. Deigh Greaves; the Vice President for Association of Female Lawyers in Liberia (AFELL), Atty. Nadia S. Kamara; Mrs. Daintowon Domah Payebaye, representing the disabled community; and Mr. Amos Williams, Deputy Secretary General for Programs of the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY) are among Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that also urged the Legislature to enact the Affirmative Action Bill.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pulisic double as US beat Jamaica to reach Gold Cup final

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first_img0Shares0000Christian Pulisic scored twice as the United States reached the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 3-1 win over Jamaica © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / ANDY LYONSNASHVILLE, United States, Jul 4 – Christian Pulisic scored twice as the United States defeated Jamaica 3-1 to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final after a weather-disrupted semi-final on Wednesday.The United States will now face fierce regional rivals Mexico in Sunday’s final at Soldier Field in Chicago. New Chelsea signing Pulisic bundled home a rebound from Jordan Morris’s shot in the 52nd minute to give the US a 2-0 lead and then added third goal late on after a storm in Nashville had forced the players off for almost an hour and a half.“It was a long night, but the mentality of the team was excellent,” veteran USA midfielder Michael Bradley said.“We’re really excited — US v Mexico in the final, there’s not much better than that.”US coach Gregg Berhalter was happy with the way his team had handled the lengthy interruption.“It’s part of soccer and the guys dealt with it in a really good way,” Berhalter said. “It gave us time to look at film and give them encouragement.“We showed a relentless spirit when we came back out tonight.”The defending champions had taken the lead through a superb Weston McKennie ninth-minute strike following a dominant opening spell which saw them carve out a series of chances.Schalke 04 player McKennie was a constant threat for the hosts, who had already gone close to scoring through Paul Arriola and Reggie Cannon when Bradley sprayed a pinpoint pass to Cannon on the flank.– Opportunistic strikes –FC Dallas fullback Cannon crossed into the area, and after the ball rolled past Jozy Altidore, McKennie swept home.Pulisic almost doubled the lead in the 12th minute when his free-kick from the left tested Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake, who parried away.The bright US opening was halted four minutes later when an electrical storm rolled into the region.With lightning a possibility, tournament officials called the players off the field and cleared the stands.It was another hour and 27 minutes before play could resume, and the US were slow to regain their rhythm.But they started the second half brightly and when Morris unleashed a well-struck shot Blake was unable to hold on. The rebound fell into the path of Pulisic who jabbed home an opportunistic strike.Substitute Gyasi Zardes squandered a golden chance to make it 3-0 moments later after being released by a superb first time McKennie pass, lashing his shot well wide.Jamaica gave themselves a lifeline in the 69th minute when substitute Shamar Nicholson nodded home a cross after Leon Bailey’s driving run to make it 2-1.But with time running out for the Reggae Boyz, Arriola’s shot from distance was half-saved by Blake and Pulisic was once again on hand to bury the rebound, to take his international goals tally to 15 in 31 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Weather alert issued for ‘damaging gusts’

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first_imgMet Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind alert today (Tuesday) as strong and gusty winds strike Ireland.The nationwide warning takes effect from 7am until 4pm.There is a chance of some “severe and damaging gusts” in areas, with heavy squalls of rain affecting road conditions. AA Roadwatch warns: “Strong cross winds may affect control of your vehicle and push you off course – bear in mind that road users such as cyclists are especially vulnerable, so give them a wide berth. Expect wind-blown debris, especially on secondary routes.”The rain is expected to clear eastwards early in the afternoon with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers following behind, some of the showers heavy with hail and thunder.Tonight will also be cold and blustery, according to forecasters. Temperatures will drop to 0C in areas, bringing a slight risk of frost.Weather alert issued for ‘damaging gusts’ was last modified: December 11th, 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)last_img read more

Kurtenbach: One question for every Warrior at the start of the 2018-2019 season

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first_imgTo many, the Warriors winning a third-straight title and joining the pantheon of great sports dynasties is inevitable.But that ignores two big truths: nothing is inevitable in sports and you never see the end of a dynasty coming.It’ll take months for the story of the Warriors’ 2018-19 season to be written, but as we enter the first of 82 regular-season games, I have some questions for the team’s 15-man roster.And the answers to these questions will likely dictate how this whole crazy thing …last_img read more

Sharks winning streak ends with loss to Coyotes

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first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — The streak ends with a letdown in the desert.The Arizona Coyotes played the role of spoilers Wednesday night, snapping the Sharks seven-game winning streak with a 6-3 win on home ice. The Coyotes took advantage of a Sharks group that was playing the second game of a back-to-back after an emotional win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a flight out to Arizona.The Sharks probably deserve a get-out-of-jail-free card for this one. They were due for a loss after opening the month …last_img read more

Despite streak, Cone wary of upcoming tough stretch for Kings

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first_imgAfter US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone doesn’t want to put too much on his team’s early success in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Gin Kings are currently tied with the Meralco Bolts for the top spot with a 5-1 record, but Cone thinks the real challenge begins on Sunday against fierce rival Star.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Still too early. We look at our schedule coming up. We got Star, then we got Blackwater, which got beat tonight but has won three of its last four,” Cone said after his squad whipped Phoenix, 105-92, Wednesday night.Ginebra is among the favorites to win it all at this point of the conference having won five in a row, but its road to defend its title gets rougher from here with Grand-Slam seeking San Miguel and a couple more championship contenders in Rain or Shine and TNT in its line of sight to wrap up its elimination round schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re playing all the top teams out there. So we beat the teams we’re supposed to beat,” he said.But first things first with the much-awaited Star coming up four days from now. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Our test comes a little stronger right now to see if what we’re doing can carry over to the good teams, to the really powerful teams in the league starting with Star on Sunday,” said Cone.The Hotshots are currently third in the standings, just a half-game behind the Kings and Bolts. They have also welcomed back their heart and soul in Marc Pingris.“It’s going to be an emotional game on Sunday so we just have to be ready for Ping and Star,” said Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks against the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more