NCYAB-Liberia Seeks Justice for 12 Year-old Burnt in Her Private Part

first_imgA local advocacy group, the National Children and Youth Advisory Board of Liberia (NCYAB), is calling on the government to help provide justice for a 12-year-old girl who was burnt in her private part by her foster mother in the Red Hill Field community outside Monrovia.Making the disclosure recently at a press conference in Sinkor, the NCYAB national chairman, Henry B. Garneo II, said they had been religiously following the case and felt it was important to acquaint the public and the government with the girl’s plight in order to seek justice for her and to reduce or stop such cruel acts.According to the NCYAB chairman, the foster mother of the girl burnt her at her private part for urinating in bed.   He described the act as cruel and called for prompt legal action to be taken against this foster mother.“We are tired of seeing the rights of children being continually violated. The government must do something now in order to halt such dreadful acts against children and that all their rights are fully respected,” he stressed. “This barbaric act is inhumane and tantamount to posing a negative psychological threat to the life of that young child and we as an institution being fully supported by Defence for Children International, Liberia, have vowed to combat all forms of violence against children and disabled people in Liberia,” declared Garneo.He said they witnessed the case of Angel Togba, Shaki Kamara, Titus Nuah and many other children whose names cannot be called.  These innocent children suffered without fair treatment or justice.  The NCYAB is determined that such impunity will not be allowed in the case of this 12-year-old girl.He stressed that the government has the responsibility to protect its citizens, most especially the vulnerable ones that include the children and women. It is important that such responsibility be exercised at this time.Quoting Article 21 section 1 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Mr. Garneo stated that parties to the present Charter shall take all measures to eliminate harmful social and cultural practices affecting the welfare, dignity, normal growth and development of the child.He disclosed that the case is currently being heard at the Brewerville Magisterial Court outside Monrovia, adding that, “We hope that a fair verdict void of any form of sentiment or bias will, be rendered in this case.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John recognizes long-term staff

first_imgThe first went to Laura Sanders, who joined the City management team in September 2006. Laura later accepted the position of Director of Finance in 2008. Laura has since announced her retirement effective September of 2012. Council thanked her for her time, and especially appreciated how she became an integral part of the city itself. The second went to Sonya Wiebe, who started as a part-time Clerk 1 in September of 2006. As of this year she has moved up to become a Clerk 3 for the Community Services Department.- Advertisement – Council noted that Sonya excels in resolving difficult and emotional situations with customers. They are looking forward to many more years of working with her.last_img

Napoli’s Milik defiant over title chances after Parma double

first_imgBut the Pole is convinced that Carlo Ancelotti’s side still have a chance of making a major upset ahead of their clash with Juve in Naples next week.“Juve are far away but next week we want to play well against them at the (Stadio) San Paolo,” said Milik, who now has 14 league goals for the season.“We’re a long way from the title but we need to keep going and hope that they go through a bad patch.”Earlier on Sunday, Paulo Dybala came off the bench to temporarily send Juventus 16 points clear with a simple 67th-minute winner, after which Napoli walloped Parma in an impressive display that included their first league goals in three weeks.Piotr Zielinski opening the scoring in the 19th minute before Milik bagged his brace and Adam Ounas completed the rout with an angled strike at the end of a superb passing move eight minutes from the end.The win puts Napoli 10 points ahead of third-place Inter Milan, who travel to Fiorentina in Sunday’s late game, although their chances of a first title since the days of Diego Maradona remain slim.Juventus know that anything other than a defeat next Sunday effectively seals their eighth straight league title before they try to overhaul a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League last-16 second leg at the Allianz Stadium.“We’ll be up against an even more defensive Atletico, we’ll have to be even more quick and precise with our passes, something that we weren’t today,” said Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.“I’m convinced we can go through.”– Roma fightback –Bologna stay third-from-bottom on 18 points and three from safety, despite pushing Juve, much-changed from the side that lost in Madrid midweek, all the way and almost equalising in the final minute when Mattia Perin pushed Nicola Sansone’s long-range drive onto the post.SPAL picked a point at Sassuolo and moved five points ahead of Bologna thanks to Andrea Petagna’s 68th-minute equaliser from the spot.Rock-bottom Chievo held Genoa to a goalless draw.Sampdoria’s veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella struck the winner from the spot in the second half against Cagliari to bag his 17th goal of the season. Ninth-place Sampdoria remain in touch with the European places.On Saturday, Edin Dzeko’s 95th-minute winner completed Roma’s fightback at lowly Frosinone as they won 3-2 to keep pace with fourth-placed AC Milan, easy 3-0 winners at home to Bologna’s relegation rivals Empoli on Friday night.The Bosnian’s winner keeps Roma one point behind Milan, who occupy the final Champions League place, ahead of next week’s Rome derby against Lazio.Lazio are six points behind Roma after their match with Udinese set for Monday night was postponed as it was considered too close to the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final against Milan.Simone Inzaghi’s side are level on 38 points with Atalanta and Torino, who beat Atalanta 2-0 on Saturday with goals either side of half-time from Armando Izzo and Iago Falque.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik still believes in an unlikely Serie A title triumph despite the 13-point gap separating them from leaders Juventus © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOMilan, Italy, Feb 24 – Defiant Arkadiusz Milik says Napoli still believe in an unlikely Serie A title triumph after his brace helped his team to a comfortable 4-0 win at Parma on Sunday, despite the yawning gap separating them from leaders Juventus.Striker Milik struck twice either side of half-time, his first a cheeky free-kick under the wall Parma and past Luigi Sepe, as Napoli stayed 13 points behind reigning champions Juve, who look odds-on for their eighth straight Scudetto.last_img read more

Things To Do

first_img Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Laura Ingalls Wilder program, 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Cabaret Show will have the theme “The Swingin’ Sixties,” 6 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $35-$45. Call (661) 799-2702. William S. Hart District Honor Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Soweto Gospel Choir will perform, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call (661) 362-5304. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Afternoon at the Horse Races will benefit the Santa Clarita Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, 3 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $15. Call (818) 368-7777. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 6:30 p.m. today at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Shrove Tuesday celebration will feature a pancake dinner and carnival, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Dinner: $3.50. Call (661) 297-3783. Ron Osborne and David Zazloff will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit Sierra Club hike to Saddleback Butte will meet, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Canyon Country rideshare on Soledad and Sand canyon roads in Canyon Country. Call Mary Ellen Dittemore at (661) 254-8343 or Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613. Sierra Club hike to Sierra Pelona Ridge will meet, 9 a.m. today at the San Fernando rideshare, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568 or Melinda Arredondo at (661) 298-9024. Waterfall hike, 9 a.m.-noon today at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 2 p.m. today at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more


first_imgIt is forecast that adventure activities like surfing will lead to strong employment prospects in the coming years. With increasing tourism numbers, the benefits of the Wild Atlantic Way are bringing new opportunities to Donegal. A lot of work has been done this year to develop the adventure offering available in Donegal. The ‘Get Out There Adventure Charter’ has also committed to provide visitors coming to the areas with a value added experience.This is a full time course operated by the Donegal ETB (Education and Training Board) and will take place in Bundoran over 26 weeks, and will include intensive Surfing practice and Beach lifeguarding training. Anyone who is currently unemployed and receiving a social welfare payment is eligible to apply. To apply, you should contact your local Intreo/DSP office and register for this specific course (if you are not already registered) and then speak to your local Intreo Officer.Those interested should note that strong swimming ability is a pre-requisite, and that a swim time-trial is part of the interview process.Please contact your local Intreo office or email the Donegal ETB Training centre at to register your interest for the above course. DONEGAL ETB SURFING AND LIFEGUARD COURSES PUT JOBSEEKERS ON THE CREST OF A WAVE was last modified: July 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:donegal education and training boardsurfing and lifeguarding courseWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more