Senate Passes Acts to Restructure LNP, BIN

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first_imgThe plenary of the Liberian Senate on its last day sitting before the Easter break, unanimously voted and passed into law the restructured Liberia National Police (LNP) Act and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Act of 2015, respectively.The two Acts were among several bills submitted last October and November to the Upper House by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for enactment into law, on the first day of the six weeks extended sitting expected from the suspension of their annual agriculture break which she requested of members of that body through a proclamation.In a letter accompanying the new Acts and read before plenary Thursday, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs Stephen Zargo, informed his colleagues that members of his committee reached their decision urging for passage after initiating several public hearings with the full participation of current and past national security actors, civil society groups and representatives of the country’s foreign partners.“After various consultations and public hearings, I hereby present the final draft of the bill, the Liberia National Police Act and the Liberia Immigration Act, and therefore recommend to the honorable Senate the passage into law of these two most important national security bills,” Chairman Zargo noted in the brief letter.Proffering the motion for passage from his Gbarpolu County seat (as Vice President Joseph Boakai, President of the Senate presided), Pro Tempore Armah Jallah urged his colleagues to give the two Acts the third reading category which is the last gate before passage. His plea was granted unanimously.Members of the committee included Senators Morris Saytumah, Bomi; Jonathan Kaipay, Grand Bassa; Prince Y. Johnson, Nimba; Albert Chie, Grand Kru; Danile Naatehn, Gbarpolu; George Weah, Montserrado; H. Dan Morais, Maryland; Conmany Wesseh, River Gee; Francis Paye, Rivercess; Jewel Howard Taylor, Bong; J. Milton Teahjay, Sinoe, and Stephen A. Zargo, chairman.It may be recalled that in a letter dated October 30, 2015 addressed to Senators sitting in extended session, President Sirleaf informed the Legislature that the Liberia National Police (LNP) Act of 2015 puts into place the necessary legal framework of the establishment of the LNP as a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Justice to be headed by an Inspector General of police. In keeping with the purpose of this new bill, President Sirleaf noted in her letter, “the LNP acting as an instrument of the state must provide an atmosphere of safety and security, protect lives and property and foster respect for human rights.” She asserted that it represents a significant milestone in the process leading to the UNMIL transition.President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that when signed into law, the Act will fulfill the commitment of the government to the United Nations Security Council towards a new police act approved prior to the September 2015 review of the UN Mission mandate in Liberia.With respect to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Act of 2015, President Sirleaf in her letter said passage of the Act into law replaces the Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization (BIN), which was established within the Ministry of Justice under Section 22.11, Sub-chapter (a), Chapter 22 of the Executive Laws; Chapter 12 of the Liberia Code of Law Revised; and Section 2.2 of the Alien Nationality Law of Liberia as amended is now repealed.The LIS Act of 2015 by passage shall now enforce all laws and regulations relating to immigration, citizenship, naturalization and related matters.In the Act submitted to the Senate, President Sirleaf emphasized that the LIS Act addresses policy issues that need to be in conformity with international standards. The issue of providing a clear heretical structure, decentralization of Liberia Immigration Service, respect for law, disciplined immigration officers, immigration officers or civilian personnel being subjected to civilian authority of a civilian complaint review commission, among others, were all cardinal points considered in this act, President Sirleaf noted.“Mr. Pro Tempore, in fulfillment of Liberia’s commitment to maintain a secure and stable country in the absence of UNMIL, and considering the improved governance and heretical structure outlined in the act, the LIS will iterate and transition into international surety standard in performance of its required immigration duties.”The passage of the two acts comes at a time when there are calls for the capitalization of the national security apparatus to avert any terrorist attack within the territorial confines of Liberia after the recent terrorist attack on a resort in neighboring La Cote d’Ivoire which left over a dozen killed.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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first_imgChelsea’s Juan Mata admitted his side found it tough playing Leeds in the cauldron of Elland Road.The atmosphere was electric – not least because of the long-standing rivalry between the two clubs – and Leeds led at half-time through Luciano Becchio’s opener.Chelsea stormed back to win 5-1 and take their place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.But Mata told Sky Sports: “It is tough to play against a team like Leeds. It is a difficult stadium to play in and they have a physical team.”Blues midfielder Frank Lampard added: “We upped it in the second half. We were slow in the first but when we played with pace, you could see the difference.“We had a word with ourselves at half time and the early goal gave us an impetus to go on and win it.“Every trophy is a big deal for us, when we look back after our careers finish, we will look back on all our trips to Wembley.”Click here for our Leeds v Chelsea quizSee also:Chelsea strike back to demolish 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


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first_imgThe South African team then built momentum for a perfect time on distance dash to lead off the start by two boat lengths. ‘A classic start’“It was the classic start that you want to keep in your mind for a long while,” said Shosholoza skipper Paolo Cian. Despite an incoming current, shifty winds and puffs in the lee of the volcanic Rangitoto Island, Shosholoza shot off to play the advantageous left side of the course and steadily stretched their lead on the Swiss around every mark to finish a whopping 1.178 kilometres ahead. “It is 2am here. I had no internet to listen to the race, but I was not sleeping. I was just thinking very intensely of the team and being with them in my mind. Now I know that in the end there is someone up there,” he said with emotion. Shosholoza won the tactical battle at the pre-start, using supreme skills to control the dial up by taking the two boats head-to-wind into an almost four minute stall from which it was difficult for Alinghi to escape. Confidence“A win like this gives us a lot of confidence going into the next round robin. It shows that every team can win when using even boats on short courses.” Alinghi’s problemsMeanwhile, despite perfect racing conditions in warm north-easterly winds of 14-16 knots, and flat water, Alinghi lost time on every leg, got holed in windless patches and had a problem dropping the gennaker on the bottom mark, which cost them valuable time. In response to a question from event director Bruno Trouble at the post race press conference as to how Alinghi had managed to be so badly beaten by Shosholoza, Alinghi navigator Juan Vila’s answer was that: “Shosholoza sailed a perfect race”. South Africa’s Team Shosholoza achieved one of their biggest wins ever, and the greatest upset of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, by thrashing America’s Cup defenders Team Alinghi in head-to-head competition in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday.center_img “Today the course was very tricky, but we not only outwitted Alinghi in the pre-start, we didn’t miss a shift. I give credit to our tactician Tommaso Chieffi and our Kiwi strategist, Cameron Appleton, who helped us with local knowledge. ‘It finally came right for us’Team founding managing director Captain Salvatore Sarno, who phoned immediately from Cape Town to congratulate his team, said: “I had a big big feeling that we could do it today and finally it has come right for us. “The tide was pushing both boats towards the committee boat, and our crew did a great job of executing the turn back to the line.” “They did well to hold us in the pre-start and make it difficult for us. It was very tricky out there and Shosholoza did well to play the shifts and get the puffs right. We could do nothing but watch them sail away from us,” said the Alinghi navigator. Said Cian: “It was a big victory for us, especially after Monday’s races when we sailed so well but didn’t score a point. Source: Team Shosholoza 4 February 2009last_img read more


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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “Donkey Kong through every difficult juicer.” – B. FolderCommodore 64 was a milestone in personal computing. For one thing, it enabled a global Donkey Konging that gave birth to the world as we know it. Now, Commodore USA, the group of folks who bought the Commodore brand, are bringing it back, but with a significantly updated engine. The original 64 had got its name from its 64 kilobytes of memory. From its debut in 1982 until the original product stopped being produced it sold as many as 17 million units. The Commodore was the market dominant PC in the mid-80s and influenced the expectations and sense of possibilities for an entire generation of computer customers and creators. The new version of this classic computer looks the same, but is run on a Linux system. It comes with an Ubuntu system but a new operating system called the Commodore OS will be mailed out as it becomes available. It can also run Windows 7. It sports a stylish mini-ITX PC motherboard with a Dual Core 525 Atom processor and Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset and comes equipped with Wi-Fi, a DVD drive and USB portsClearly understanding that there is a bit of computing nostalgia operant in anyone likely to buy a new Commodore, the company has set up the rig to play the original games – Ghostbuster, Commando, Paperboy, Castle Wolfenstein, etc. – in all their 8-bit glory, though a built-in emulator, or via the Commodore’s own OS. An HDMI connection updates the hook-it-up-to-your-TV experience of the original.In addition to producing the Commodore, the company is rocking the sweet, sweet Amiga, though the design of that computational Lazarus seems significantly less retro.Like the original, the new Commodore 64 is priced at $595. Boss.Photos from Wikipedia and Commodore USA | other sources: New Scientist, curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more