Liberia to Get New EU Ambassador Soon

first_imgNow that EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has bidden farewell to Liberia and left, a new Ambassador has been named to continue the diplomatic relations between Liberia and the European Community.She is Tiina INTELMANN, 51, an Estonian, who is coming to take the place of Attilio Pacifici whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extolled as a “great European diplomat who had accomplished a lot for Liberia,” during a farewell reception in his honor last week.Pacifici on many occasions defended government and attributed the cause of poverty in Liberia to all parties and not just the governing body.His administration brought about the signing of agreements between Liberia and EU to include the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in the Forest Sector and Sanitation and Hygiene projects in three slum communities in Monrovia.Under the leadership of Ambassador Pacifici, EU committed millions of Euros to the health and education sectors and to the fight against Ebola.Tiina INTELMANN also has vast experience in diplomacy.From November 1, 2011 to present, Ms Tiina INTELMANN served as the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia.She also served as an Ambassador of Estonia to the state of Israel and non-resident Ambassador to Montenegro from October 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011.From February 1, 2005 to October 1, 2010, Ms INTELMANN served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.While at the UN, she co-facilitated the General Assembly Intergovernmental Consultations on Systems-wide Coherence from November 2009 to July 2010.Ms INTELMANN also served as Vice President for the Economic and Social Council of the UN from January 2009 to January 2010, co-facilitator of the 10-11 June 2008 high level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, and Chairperson of the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from January 2007 to January 2009.In education and training, Ms Tiina INTELMANN earned the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Art degrees in Italian Language and Literature, teacher and interpreter in Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.She is also trained in Italian and French language Literature and Political Science.NOTE: Yesterday, the printer’s devil made us publish the wrong caption for the new EU Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Tiina INTELMANN. So today, we have decided to reprint the article with her proper caption. The error is regretted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finding right Balance

first_imgARCADIA – Balance was named best 3-year-old filly at Santa Anita last winter and on Sunday was the best 4-year-old filly in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes after winning the 1 1/8-mile race by 4 lengths over Bai And Bai. In May of 2006, Balance finished a dismal 11th as the 8-5 favorite in the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. After the race, the daughter of Thunder Gulch underwent ankle surgery to have a bone chip removed. “She was in the bridle when she came out of the gate and was dragging me all the way to the first turn,” winning jockey Victor Espinoza said. “She settled down from that point and after that, it was over with.” Hofmans said Balance’s next race will be the Grade I $300,000 Santa Margarita at 11/8 miles on March 10. On a wet-fast main track that was pelted by a half-inch of rain Saturday night, Noble Court, the 4-5 favorite, prevailed by a diminishing neck over the fast-closing Law Breaker to win the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds. Half Famous and Spanish Influence battled for the early lead down the backstretch with Noble Court, ridden by Corey Nakatani, and Law Breaker just behind. At the top of the stretch Noble Court surged to the front, but was fully extended to hold his slim advantage as the timer blinked 1:23.12 for seven furlongs. Balance returned to racing for trainer David Hofmans on Dec. 30 and finished third in the seven-furlong La Brea Stakes. But sprinting never was her forte, and a return to distance racing got Balance back on the beam. She rallied from fifth on the far turn to sweep past her five rivals as the 6-5 betting choice in 1:49.41. center_img “He looked like he struggled with the track a little bit,” winning trainer John Sadler said. “He was fighting it, but we’re happy to come out with a win on a surface he didn’t really love.” The consistent Law Breaker, competing in a sprint for the first time in his brief four-race career, has won two races and lost two others by a neck. The San Vicente lost some of its luster when probable favorite Major Pleasure was an early scratch because of the track condition. Hurry Up Again was a late scratch when he suffered a small cut on his hind leg after becoming fractious in the starting gate. Pussycat Doll, a convincing winner of the Grade I Santa Monica Handicap on Jan. 28 in her comeback, is expected to make her next start in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel in Maryland on Feb. 17. “That’s our only option right now,” trainer Bob Baffert said. When top sprinter Siren Lure is entered in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap at seven furlongs on Feb. 17, he will have a new rider. Jockey Alex Solis, who has ridden Siren Lure in his last eight races, will be replaced by veteran Richard Migliore. Migliore was aboard Siren Lure when he recently worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 for trainer Art Sherman. Foxysox, winner of the Bayakoa Handicap at Hollywood Park in December, failed to compete in Sunday’s La Canada Stakes. The 4-year-old filly, trained by Carla Gaines, is recovering from a foot bruise. McCann’s Mojave, the 33-1 upset winner of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic, will be nominated to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (March 3), according to owner Mike Willman. 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

JOHN’S STUNNING PICTURE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND PLOUGH ABOVE DONEGAL

first_imgIT only lasted a few minutes…but snapper John McCandless was on hand tonight to capture this wonderful image.A blur from the Northern Lights and the Plough can be seen in the skies above Isle of Doagh in Inishowen.“Unfortunately the aurora only lasted two to three minutes,” says John.  JOHN’S STUNNING PICTURE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND PLOUGH ABOVE DONEGAL was last modified: November 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalInishowennorthern lightslast_img read more

COLÁISTE AILIGH LAUNCH OF ‘BAILE LEITIR CEANAINN’ CD TOMORROW

first_imgBeidh seoladh dlúthdhiosca nua Choláiste Ailigh ar siúil an Déardaoin seo san Grianáin ag ocht a chloig. The talented students of Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn will launch their new CD tomorrow, Thursday night, January 28th at 8pm in an Grianáin Theatre.The CD is called ‘Baile Leitir Ceanainn’ and it promises to be a great evening full of music, song and dance. Fáilte roimh gach duine. COLÁISTE AILIGH LAUNCH OF ‘BAILE LEITIR CEANAINN’ CD TOMORROW was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by John2Share 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:CD launchColaiste Ailighlast_img read more

Entertainment: Check out all the new film releases this week at Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Eclipse Cinemas: New Films This Week Kids Club Daily@ 12noonCheck out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comMovie & Meal Deal – Sat 15th October: Halloween @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane:  Loyalty Cards:Get yours today: Entertainment: Check out all the new film releases this week at Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: October 6th, 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more