All Set for Rivercess Showdown

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first_imgThe National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced its readiness to conduct voting on April 21 for an occupant for the recently vacated seat of Representative for District #2, Rivercess County.Ten candidates, including a female from the Alternative National Congress (ANC), are vying for the seat to succeed former Representative Francis Paye who relinquished it to contest the 2014 Special Senatorial Election. Paye defeated incumbent Jonathan Banney, becoming the first to walk out of the chamber of the House and into the Senate.Paye’s seat was announced vacant by House Speaker J. Alex Tyler on January 22 and with that notice, NEC was authorized to conduct elections for the post.Addressing a news conference yesterday in Monrovia, Acting NEC Chairperson Cllr. Sarah M. Toe, disclosed the arrival in the country of 24,200 ballot papers for an expected 16,003 registered voters at 42 polling stations across the district.Commissioner Toe further informed reporters that 200 temporary staffers are being processed to serve as poll workers and shortlisted pollsters are to be trained to conduct polling activities on Election Day, April 21, 2015.The Commissioner announced that 44 national and 26 international observers have been accredited to monitor the election process, lending the necessary element of credibility to the polls.“About 840 independent candidates and political party agents have also been accredited to observe the voting process. Among institutions accredited by the Commission thus far are the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), United States Embassy, African Union, European Union, UNMIL, UNDP, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) the Elections Coordinating Committee and the Angie Brooks International among others,” Commissioner Toe announced.Meanwhile, since the campaign was officially declared open on March 25, “there has been no official report of rancor or misbehavior either on the part of the candidates or their supporters,” Madam Toe indicated.She called on all participants in the process to remain peaceful and tolerant in order to keep the democratic process on course. “We call on registered voters in Electoral District #2, Rivercess County to turn out en mass and vote for the candidate of their choice,” she declared.All eyes are on the Rivercess County electoral district comprising 19 voting precincts and 42 polling stations for the more than 16,000 anticipated voters.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_imgA burly 64-year-old retiree who resembles jolly old St. Nick will be going mano a mano with other contestants in a national title bout – in Rock, Paper, Scissors. Ray Scott won the New Hampshire title by advancing through eight rounds of tournaments at Manchester bars and pubs. With his white beard and spectacles, fans cheered “Go Santa Go” during the New Hampshire finals earlier this month. Next month, Scott heads to Las Vegas to compete in the USA Rock, Paper Scissors League’s national competition. If he makes the right move, he wins the $50,000 grand prize. The competition will be broadcast on ESPN. Scott says he focuses more on showmanship than strategy. “I don’t have a strategy. I can’t be thinking `What’s he gonna throw?”‘ he said. “I just throw something.” He said he enjoys hamming it up for the crowd, walking into a room with a coat draped over his shoulders like a cape, having a friend put lotion on his hands and his daughter dab sweat from his brow. He plans to step it up for Las Vegas. “I’m wrestling with the costume issue,” he told the New Hampshire Union Leader. “I have a very nice Father Christmas outfit – not one of those tacky Santa suits – but I wonder about little kids seeing Santa in Vegas. What would I say to them?” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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first_imgWigan Athletic have announced the appointment of club captain Gary Caldwell as their new manager, just a day after the sacking of Malky Mackay.The struggling Latics axed Mackay as boss on Easter Monday, following a 2-0 defeat to Derby County which left them eight points adrift of safety in the Championship’s bottom three.Chairman David Sharpe, who only replaced his grandfather Dave Whelan in the role last month, insisted he made the change “for the long-term future of the club” and has moved quickly to install the controversial Scot’s successor, with central defender Caldwell penning a “permanent contract” as manager.The 32-year-old told the club’s official website: “We are in a really tough place at the moment, but we will approach the next five games with only one thing in mind, to win. After that, we will assess where we are and move on.”Caldwell first moved to Wigan in 2010 and has remained at the club ever since, but he has not made a single first-team appearance for Latics this term.The former Scotland man is delighted to have been given the opportunity to take the helm, adding: “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted to move into management when the time was right.“I didn’t expect that to come along as quickly as this but, in football, you need to take opportunities when they arise and I am honoured and excited in equal measures to take charge at the Latics, where I have shared such incredible memories over the past five years.”Wigan chairman David Sharpe has described Caldwell as a “natural leader” and believes he is the right man for the job.Sharpe said: “After a meeting with him on Monday and discussions all day Tuesday, Gary was the only candidate we considered because we are so convinced of his qualities.“He knows who we are as a football club and shares the same football philosophy. He is a natural leader who commands respect from everyone around him.“People will talk about his lack of experience, but every young coach is in the same place, there are many examples of young coaches being given opportunities and being successful.“For me the timing was important; we will look to get a reaction in the next five games and this period crucially gives Gary a chance to look at the players in his way until the end of the season. Plus it enables us to start working now with a manager we know will be in place next season.“The immediate goal is clearly to do everything we can to survive in this division, starting at Fulham on Friday. It’s going to be a huge task but, with Gary, Graham, Eric and Mike at the helm, we have the right team in place.” Wigan club captain and new manager Gary Caldwell 1last_img read more