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Local marketers selling food items such as dried and fresh fish, palm oil, and fresh pepper have begun to take over Broad Street. The marketers, who line up their businesses stretching from Broad and Gurley streets intersection to Broad and Mechlin streets intersection every evening, say they are selling in the area to generate money to feed themselves for the July 26 Independence celebration. They also told our reporters that they are bringing their businesses on the main Broad Street because more customers and potential buyers troop the street. But pedestrians who commute the affected areas say the street sellers are posing serious sanitation challenge to the area. They want the Liberia National Police (LNP) to take action to remove the marketers from the sidewalks as they (pedestrians) can no longer walk freely in the area. Our reporters, who visited the Broad and Randall Streets intersection yesterday, confirmed the marketers were selling dry rice, dry fish and pepper dust and palm oil on the sidewalks. The marketers prevented reporters from taking their photos. Crowds of market women and Yana boys told our reporters that they do not want their photos in the press. Some angry pedestrians have vowed to take the issue with the LNP as the marketers are adamant to go back to the marketplace down Water Street. Broad Street is the major economic center in Monrovia for mainly white collar government and private workers. The part of Broad Street being occupied by the sellers is mainly the Executive Pavilion area which is considered by many as the heart of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Family members of the late Nakita Forh, daughter of Representative Edward Forh, yesterday wept bitterly in the Civil Law Court in Monrovia after a six member jury announced that the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) was not responsible for her death.Rep. Forh sought US$25 million as damages for the death of his daughter, which he claimed was the result of negligence on the part of medical doctors assigned at the hospital.Nakita, who suffered from asthma, died on September 27, 2014, on the grounds of the hospital while gasping for air because she was denied the use of the hospital’s nebulizer during the height of the Ebola crisis in the country. For their failure to provide his daughter medical care when she sought treatment at the JFK hospital, Rep. Forh was claiming US$25 million in damages for her death.After several hours of closed door deliberations in the Chamber of Judge Yussif Kaba, the jury came down with a unanimous non-liable (not guilty) verdict in favor of 11 health practitioners who Rep. Forh accused of being responsible for his daughter’s death.After the jury’s decision, lawyers representing the lawmaker announced an appeal against the verdict to the Supreme Court.The Forh family declined to speak with journalists who for the past months had converged at the court to follow the trial that is considered the first of its kind in the country. The case was interesting because it was the first time in this country for a sitting lawmaker to file a lawsuit against a hospital claiming damages for the death of his daughter, one of those in the queue remarked.Rep. Forth accused Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott-McDonald, JFK General Administrator; Munah Tarpeh, Deputy for Administration; Tannie Sneh, Nursing Supervisor; Mary Howard Nyaquie, Administrator; Dr. Korto Dorbor; Dr. Billy C. Johnson, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. David Okiror, Staff Physician; Professor Joseph Njoh, Department Chairman on Internal Medicine and the Administrator of the Ministry of Health, of his daughter’s death.The lawsuit against the healthcare givers, according to Counselor Arthur Johnson, lead lawyer for the Forh family, was based on what he described as a “very devastating and frustrating experience,” which he claims, caused the family significant damages and an unforgettable state of trauma for their daughter’s death.Cllr. Johnson argued that Nakita died in the arms of her father on the grounds of the hospital while struggling and crying for help.For that reason, Rep. Forh was seeking not less than US$10 million in general damages; US$5 million in punitive damages; another US$5 million in compensatory damages; and US$5 million in substantial damages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A cashier attached to the Kamboat Restaurant, Herstelling location was attacked in the wee hours of Sunday and robbed by a lone gunman.The cashier, Marcia Adams, 34, of Lot 70 School Street, Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was attacked while making her way home about 00:15h.According to reports, the woman left her place of work and boarded a minibus which she disembarked at School Street and Peters Hall Public Road where her reputed husband, Arif Cornelius, was waiting for her.The two then proceeded west along the School Street, and were confronted by a gunman, who rode up on a motorcycle.The bandit stopped, whipped out his pistol, and pointed it at the victims after which he relieved Adams of cash and valuables amounting to over $55,000 along with documents.He then mounted his motorcycle and made good his escape east along School Street.The matter was reported to the Police, and an investigation was launched.
Dunleavy and Maggette can’t coexist. We know this. They tried to put on happy faces for a while, but it came to a head again last week when Maggette publicly lashed out about his lack of playing time. This, remember, came less than a month after Sterling, Baylor, Dunleavy and Maggette came together in the Staples Center tunnel, sang “Kumbaya” and decided they would try to be a happy family. Well, that lasted a while, didn’t it? It’s now nothing short of a clown show, and the men wearing the suits should have known better. Who’s running this team, anyway? Dunleavy wants to trade Maggette, Sterling wants to keep him and Baylor, well, who knows? He seems to be in the middle, trying to placate both sides. The lion’s share of the blame here falls on Sterling. His involvement in the whole thing has turned the Maggette affair from a sticky situation to a tar pit. Because who isn’t going to listen to the boss? Sterling is making himself look like L.A.’s version of George Steinbrenner, minus the mean streak. Donald, if Maggette is more important to you than Dunleavy, fire Dunleavy. If Baylor isn’t doing the job you want, fire Baylor. But trying to play all sides and have this magically work out, it just isn’t going to happen. You’d think that a man with Sterling’s business background would understand management. With the trade deadline approaching, Sterling needs to ask himself one question: What’s more important, his admiration for Maggette or his team’s chances of making the playoffs? Dunleavy’s feelings aren’t going to change. He doesn’t like Maggette’s defense or attitude, and the road-trip outburst just sealed the deal. Now it’s time to take the handcuffs off Baylor, let him do his job and make a respectable trade, one that will allow the team to focus on something other than internal strife. This could have been the Clippers’ season. Instead, it’s a mess, but maybe it’s not too late to fix. Don’t do it: As the Feb.22 trade deadline approaches, the hottest non-Maggette trade stories center around Memphis’ Pau Gasol, with Chicago as a possible trade partner for the Grizzlies. Sounds good for the Bulls, except the latest rumors have the Grizzlies seeking two players from a group that includes Luol Deng, Andres Nocioni, Ben Gordon and Kirk Hinrich. Thanks, but no thanks. Nocioni is 27 and the other three are 25 or younger. That quartet forms the core of a group that has kept the Bulls competitive in the ultra-tough Central Division and should keep them strong for years to come. A versatile 7-foot center such as Gasol is nothing to sneeze at, but the Bulls can’t afford to lose two of their top four scorers. One player and a draft pick? Sure, and if that happens, watch out for the Bulls. Numbers game: Is there something about The Palace of Auburn Hills that makes NBA players lose their minds? First the Indiana Pacers go charging into the seats and now, the Brian Cook incident. Cook, bothered by a lack of recent playing time, dropped his warmups into Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s lap as he left the bench and, well, there’s really no good way to spin this one in Cook’s favor. But does Cook have a point? Let’s look at some numbers provided by the stat gurus at 82games.com. Using a simple formula known as “net points,” which measures a team’s point totals when a particular player is on or off the court, Cook is the Lakers’ fifth-most efficient player with a plus-17 rating. That puts Cook behind Kobe Bryant (plus-175), Kwame Brown (plus-93), Lamar Odom (plus-63) and Maurice Evans (plus-51) and far ahead of Smush Parker (minus-35) and Andrew Bynum (minus-75). And Vladimir Radmanovic, who competes with Cook for playing time? He’s a minus-275. Ouch. Baby Shaq? The NBA slam-dunk contest, which stopped being interesting after Spud Webb threw down, could get an infusion of life if Orlando’s Dwight Howard pulls off what he’s thinking. Howard told the Orlando Sentinel last week he’s considering a dunk so thunderous that it would bring down the basket support, something Shaquille O’Neal made famous a few years back. “That’s what I have people telling me: tear it down!” Howard said. “But you know how hard that is to do? I know Shaq has done it. I don’t know. It’s never been done (in the slam-dunk contest).” Take that: Dwyane Wade is known as being perhaps the most mild-mannered of all the NBA stars, but Wade couldn’t resist taking a jab at Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, who, in the estimation of Miami followers, hasn’t given enough credit to the Heat for its NBA Finals win over the Mavericks. “At the end of the day,” Wade told the Miami Herald, “you’re remembered for what you did at the end. … Dirk says they gave us the championship last year, but he’s the reason they lost the championship, because he wasn’t the leader that he’s supposed to be in the closing moments.” For those interested in calendar-circling, Dallas hosts Miami on Feb. 22. email@example.com (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But they won’t, at this rate, because this team is closer to a total collapse than it is a turnaround. That’s not Chris Kaman’s fault, even though he has been a $52 million stiff, and it’s not Shaun Livingston’s fault for being too young or Elton Brand’s fault for perhaps being tired after a long summer of basketball. The blame for the Clippers’ struggles, especially of late, falls at the top, with owner Donald Sterling, with general manager Elgin Baylor and with coach Mike Dunleavy, for their inability to get their act together. This team is falling apart because it can’t figure out what to do with its sixth man, Corey Maggette. Think about it. The Clippers have Brand, one of the best post men in the game, and Sam Cassell, perhaps the smartest point guard, leading a deep and talented lineup, and they’re imploding over their sixth man? To be fair, the NBA coroner hasn’t arrived. In fact, the Clippers would be in the playoffs if the season ended today and yes, if the Clippers make the postseason they could go on some miracu- lous run. Well, Clippers, it was fun while it lasted. We’ll always remember the good times. The exciting playoff run last spring and the … OK, well, that’s pretty much it, so the Clippers better be prepared to show those highlights for the next decade.
Aymeric Laporte in action for Athletic Bilbao 1 Manchester United and Arsenal target Aymeric Laporte has played down the chances of him leaving Athletic Bilbao this summer.Both Premier League sides have a long-running interest in the defender and both are lacking in his centre-back position.The rising French star has started and completed 21 La Liga matches so far this season, helping his side up to 13th.And in Bilbao’s last seven matches they have conceded just seven goals – not a bad stat when you take into account that includes their 5-2 defeat against Barcelona’s stunning frontline.When asked by AS about the speculation linking him to a Premier League move, Laporte said: “Here there are many people of experience and I’m learning a lot from them.“I have played a lot of games and I want to continue to do what I’m doing.”
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo became the world’s most expensive footballer when he left Manchester United for Real Madrid in a deal worth £80 million.Six years on, rumours are rife that the Spanish giants are willing to let their record goalscorer leave the Bernabeu for the same fee, with United and Paris Saint-Germain both interested.So Drivetime want to know, would a 31-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo be worth an £80million punt in the summer? 1 Cristiano Ronaldo
at 24 Notre Dame 78, 10 DePaul 75 Megan Duffy had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to lead the Irish (11-5, 2-3 Big East) on an 18-0 second-half run to defeat DePaul (16-2, 3-2, which saw its nine-game winning streak end. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WEST WHITTIER – Dozens of officers with an armored vehicle, bullet-proof helmets and shields surrounded a locked gas station bathroom Thursday where they believed an armed-robbery suspect was barricaded. For two hours, three law enforcement agencies – the Whittier Police Department, the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station and California Highway Patrol – called officers to the scene and planned their movements before opening the bathroom door. Traffic backed up on nearby streets as deputies rerouted traffic away from the police perimeter. Officers believed a man suspected of armed robbery was barricaded inside the bathroom at the Arco am/pm Mini Mart gas station on the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. After a two-hour operation, officers opened the bathroom door and the room was empty. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAt 4:09 p.m., three men wearing black and white bandanas robbed a storage facility. The men walked into Public Storage at 12320 East Whittier Blvd. demanding cash. They left with $500, but police had a description of their vehicle and were looking out for them, said Whittier police spokeswoman Lori Hentcy. At 4:39 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy spotted a “suspicious subject” in the parking lot of the Arco gas station, said Hentcy. The man was standing near a light green car with no plates, which matched a witness description of the suspects’ vehicle, Hentcy said. The deputy detained the man and two men in the vehicle, and confiscated a rifle in the car, said Hentcy. Officers believed a fourth suspect fled into the station’s bathroom, but when they opened it around 6:30 p.m., it was empty.
CLUB CLEAN UPClub members and volunteers are requested for a general spring clean/ tidy up of the club this Saturday 20th of Febuary starting at 10.00am to get the club ready for the 2016 season, so if you have any time to spare on Saturday call down for an hour or two, many hands make light work. UNDERAGE TRAININGUnder 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15amUnder 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pmUnder 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Saturday from 4.30pm – 6:00pm Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.00pm to 5.30pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pmUnder 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pmUnder 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pmThere will be no under 8 girls training on this Saturday 20th of Febuary.The under 8 boys training next Saturday is also cancelled.LOTTO There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1100. The numbers drawn were 3-1-7-2-4-6-5. The €50 winner was Margaret McClean, Carrowmore, Malin and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Ronan McLaughlin, Carrowmore, Malin. Next week’s jackpot is €1150.INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGSAnyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.GET FIT WITH CHARLIE Get Fit with Charlie Is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Malin GAA Centre. Women @ 6:30pm Men @ 8pm. Pay as you go for €5 per class. Contact Charlie on 0874103782 or check out his facebook page. GAA NEWS: MEMBERS REQUIRED FOR MALIN GAA CLUB CLEAN UP was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinSport