“Abandon Lawsuit,” UP Executive Dunah Advises His Party

first_imgDistrict #7 Representative Worlea-Saywah Dunah – Advertisement – Nimba County District #7 Representative and executive member of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Worlea-Saywah Dunah, seems not to be happy with the political collaboration between the UP and the Liberty Party (LP) of Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine, and therefore wants UP to abandon the lawsuit.The UP is serving as an intervening collaborator in the case between the Liberty Party and the NEC on alleged gross irregularities and fraud that the LP believes marred the October 10 presidential and representative elections. But according to the Nimba County lawmaker, the UP’s decision to join the LP in the legal case did not meet the consensus of all members of its executives.It is no secret that Dunah has neither been a fan nor a friend of the LP or its political leader, and once indicated that the party has lost relevance in Liberian politics.Dunah, who has always been loyal to the UP, said the LP finished third in 2005 and fourth in 2011, adding that the party was not progressing, proving that it has lost relevance in Liberian politics.Dunah said he was forced to use the media to tell the UP to withdraw the case from the court on grounds that since the first round of the elections, UP executives have failed to meet and take a decision as a party, alleging that a few executive members are making decisions for the party.“We have applied every effort to talk with the party chair, but he has failed to respond to our request and the only means now is to use the media,” Dunah said.He said as an executive member of the UP, he heard about the party’s decision to go to court in the media without meeting all members of the executive committee, the youth league and other elected officials.Dunah said it is necessary that UP withdraws the lawsuit from both the Supreme Court and the National Elections Commission in the shortest possible time to bring the electoral crisis to an end, adding that the court action does not reflect the views of the party.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Flyers finish off Mustangs to start two-game weekend

first_imgThe third period was much of the same, with the Flyers scoring once, thanks in part to Huskies call up Cody Hildebrand, who fought hard for his own rebound.Hythe managed to score two quick ones near the conclusion of the game, ending the Friday evening tilt 6-3 in favour of Fort St. John.As the game progressed, play on the ice became more and more chippy, some would even describe the game as getting dirty. Not only was the physicality of hockey on full display Friday, but the game also involved a lot of extra-curricular nastiness in between the whistles.  Following the win, coach Darrel Leahy said a strong first period was a key part of Friday’s win.Advertisement “It was a focus for the start of the game was to have a good first period and we did. We did a lot of things right in the first. We came out, did some bumpin’ and dumpin’ and passes were on, puck went in the net. Everything worked great in the first period.”Coach Leahy also mentioned how he realized the game was getting chippy, and how he wanted it to conclude as fast as possible.“I was just hoping the clock would hurry up and get the game over with, because I didn’t want any more penalties or possible misconducts for tomorrow’s game.”The Senior Flyers will now shift their focus to the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, a team the Flyers lost to last Friday 5-4 in an emotional shootout loss at home. Leahy says the team will be short-benched for the game, but expects it to be a good test for his squad, who will be playing their third game in four days.Tonight’s game hit the ice in Dawson Creek at 8:30 p.m.Advertisement After Wednesday’s win, Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy said despite the lop-sided victory, his team still needed to be better out of the gate. Well, message received Friday night.The Flyers hit the North Peace Arena ice in full stride Friday, out-shooting the Mustangs 17-7 in the first, and scoring the only four goals of the opening frame, providing the home team a four-goal cushion entering the remaining two periods.A hat-trick and two assists in game one wasn’t enough for forward Paul Wiens, who picked up right where he left off Wednesday, scoring Friday evening’s opening goal for the Senior Flyers 3:14 into the first.- Advertisement -Much like Wiens, Jeff Shipton also had a great Wednesday on the ice, and he too transferred that success to Friday. With the Flyers leading 1-0, Shipton scored twice in the first, a power-play goal at 5:23, followed by an even-strength goal three minutes later.The offence wasn’t done there, as Clayton Bahm made a nice play to steal the puck from the Mustangs goaltender, getting to puck to Jeff Fast, who finished the passing play to the period’s final goal scorer, Arlo Hadland with 6:14 left in the first.Hythe managed to get on the board in the second period courtesy of a breakaway goal, but Fort St. John restored the four goal lead, as Gerard Dicaire was sent in on a partial breakaway, making no mistake with some soft hands, sliding the puck five-hole for the 5-1 lead.Advertisementlast_img read more

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New Patriot is comfy, easy to drive, handy on both city and country treks

first_imgDriving a Jeep is like growing up in any small town. Everywhere you go, there’s a familiar face. Go anywhere around Los Angeles in a Jeep and you’ll see that familiar grille on a regular basis – a testament to the brand’s popularity and the fact that this division of DaimlerChrysler is doing something right. And there is no disputing that sport utility vehicles like the Jeep are popular. (Most of my neighbors have two SUVs parked in their driveways or in front of their houses.) “Which one of the neighbors did you let park in the driveway?” my wife wondered when she looked out the front window and spotted the metallic light khaki-colored Patriot. “This is cool,” she added while climbing into the passenger seat for the first time. The Patriot is the newest member of the Jeep family and it delivers the essence of Jeepness at an entry-level price point. “This all-new compact sport utility vehicle delivers fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4×4 capability,” gushed the owner Web site, jeephorizons.com. This model, first introduced in concept at the 2005 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, is equally adept at handling urban chores or exploring the boonies. Jeephorizons.com likes the fact that the 2007 model features the looks and various interior configurations of an SUV with the price, fuel economy, performance and handling of a small car or truck. But the Patriot is not diminutive by any means, and safety features include side air bags and an electronic stability program. The interior is roomy and comfortable and all the gauges are easy to read. The center-console armrest slides forward and back, so finding a comfortable position is easy. A neat feature is that the top of the armrest flips up and becomes a cell-phone holder, which allows the driver to keep both hands on the wheel. The Patriot is similar in appearance to the Cherokee, which was discontinued in 2001. This was my first experience with an SUV, and the Patriot, with a five-speed manual transmission, proved easy to operate. The stick shift pokes up and out of the dash but still is within easy reach. Visibility is good all around. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine churns out 172 horsepower at 6,000 rpms, which provides enough zip for both city and freeway driving. Off-road options are available, too. It is equipped with the Freedom Drive II option, which provides more off-road capabilities. This gives the driver added traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording for various types of terrain. And with a base price of $14,425, the Patriot is an attractive first-car option for someone yearning for the flexibility of an SUV. [email protected] (818) 713-3743 JEEP PATRIOT TOP SPEED: 120 mph ENGINE: 2.4 liter DOCH TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual SUSPENSION: 4-wheel independent with stabilizer BRAKES: 4-wheel disc FUEL ECONOMY: 26 mpg city, 30 mpg highway PRICE: $14,425 base, $17,615 as tested TRIVIA: The Patriot is also the name of a vehicle in Rockstar Games’ hit video game series “Grand Theft Auto.” Russian car manufacturer UAZ also has a 4×4 off-road vehicle named the Patriot. And the UAZ product line has roots in the original WWII-era Jeep that was supplied by the U.S. to the former USSR. THE MANUAL SAYS: Read 233 pages before starting and operating your vehicle. THE WIFE SAYS: “Which one of the neighbors did you let park in the driveway?” my wife wondered when she looked out the front window and spotted the metallic light khaki-colored Patriot. SOURCE: Daily News research COMING NEXT WEEK: Ford’s Edge Crossover160Want 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

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Stratford Festival explores painful chapter of Canadas past in The Komagata Maru

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter Written by Sharon Pollock, the play is based on the 1914 incident involving 376 passengers, nearly all Sikhs, travelling aboard the Japanese steamship Komagata Maru.The Indian immigrants arrived off the coast of B.C., only to be denied entry into Vancouver, which at the time was the country’s most diverse city. Immigration regulations back then required migrants to arrive in Canada directly from their country of origin — a journey that was virtually impossible in 1914.With the exception of 20 passengers who had previously lived in Canada, officials refused to allow the Indian immigrants in, even though they were British subjects just like every other Canadian at the time. The vessel returned to India, where 19 of the passengers were killed in a skirmish with British authorities and dozens of others were imprisoned or forced into hiding.The Komagata Maru was forced to return to India, where some of the passengers were killed in a clash with police.The Canadian and B.C. governments have both issued formal apologies for the incident.The Indian-born, Canadian-raised Ahluwalia was a 19-year-old university student when she first learned of the Komagata Maru. The vocalist and composer revisited the story a few years ago when she composed a song for Alik Khazni’s Continuous Journey, an award-winning documentary about the incident.In the play, she portrays The Woman, serving as the voice for the people aboard the steamship.Actress Kiran Ahluwalia sits for a portrait at the Avon Theatre during a June rehearsal for The Komagata Maru Incident, in Stratford, Ont. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press)Actress Kiran Ahluwalia sits for a portrait at the Avon Theatre during a June rehearsal for The Komagata Maru Incident, in Stratford, Ont. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press)Ahluwalia was asked by the director to compose lyrics in Punjabi and the melody based on a Punjabi fable that mirrors the storyline.“Parts of this song are interspersed throughout the play,” she said. “It’s one song, but it has different arcs and different emotions in it as it runs through the play.”Indigenous actress and playwright Quelemia Sparrow makes her Stratford debut as T.S., playing the role of a master of ceremonies.“I just think it’s so important to have that presence in the piece, with the 150-year birthday for Canada, that we’re acknowledging the First Peoples of this land, and that we’ve been on this land for thousands and thousands of years,” said Sparrow, who is from Vancouver and a member of the Musqueam Nation. “I was saying to Keira… that on some level my presence in the piece is like I’m welcoming her people to the land in the way they should have been welcome.”The Komagata Maru Incident is onstage at Stratford’s Studio Theatre until Sept. 24. Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Actress Quelemia Sparrow sits for a portrait at the Avon Theatre during a June rehearsal for The Komagata Maru Incident, in Stratford, Ont. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press) The Stratford Festival is revisiting a painful chapter in Canada’s history with The Komagata Maru Incident, but the show’s stars say it is vital to continue addressing the issues at the core of the century-old story.“I’m super excited that Stratford decided to tell this story because it is such an important story, and a lot of minority histories in Canada are forgotten — not just in Canada but the world over,” said Juno Award-winning artist Kiran Ahluwalia, who is making her debut at the festival.“It’s a wonderful recognition that this is part of Canadian history.”last_img read more

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