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A former President of the Press Union of Liberia and ex-minister of information, Lamini Waritay, is encouraging the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (with the assistance of the Ministry of Information) to reach an out-of-court settlement with Voice FM that will ensure the regularization of the frequency issue that some say has ostensibly kept the station off air. Professor Waritay, who himself was once a Minister of Information as well as Commissioner of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), said while the case involving the radio station is currently sub judice, there is nonetheless a need to have the matter amicably resolved given its implications for our burgeoning democracy and the legacy of the present political dispensation. Commenting on the matter to the Daily Observer, without going into the legalities, Waritay hoped that ultimately the issue will be resolved in a way that will allow staff of the closed radio station to continue to be a part of the liberal media landscape in the country.He pointed out that while freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and not a privilege any government or authority can extend to society or to any one, Prof. Waritay cited the level of freedom of expression under the existing political environment as “the one legacy over which few Liberians will (hand on heart) quibble.” He therefore posited that against this political backdrop, it would be most unfortunate if the present government, which has less than twenty months left in its lifespan, leaves the scene with a major radio station remaining off the air—having earned for itself (the current government) a generally positive record for political tolerance over the past ten-plus years of its existence.The media veteran, activist and erstwhile Acting Chair of the Mass Communication Department of the University of Liberia said he is aware that some Liberians may view as ‘distasteful’, ‘socially irresponsible’ and ‘incendiary’ the way and manner in which some sections of the media may be exercising their constitutionally-sanctioned freedom of expression. Notwithstanding, he argued, periodic professional and ethical infractions are part of the price society will have to pay in ensuring that no one’s voice is muffled.While noting with some satisfaction the due process approach that is being applied to the case with Voice FM, in contrast to the extra-judicial actions that characterized past regimes, the former PUL Prexy, however, points out that he is somewhat uncomfortable with the perception in certain circles that the LTA Frequency issue is only an excuse for stopping the radio’s operation, and that the radio station can only hope to get justice at the hands of an unfettered judicial system. He recalled that much of the struggle for press freedom he and many others waged (at considerable risks to their lives) during some of the most brutal and dictatorial regimes in the history of the country, was based on the principle that freedom of expression (no matter how it is being exercised) should never be enjoined by anyone or any institution other than an unencumbered judiciary.Prof. Waritay further pointed out that freedom of expression, as “an indispensable pillar of democracy, is conceptually so all-embracing that all must be allowed to freely express themselves no matter how disagreeable we may be with what they say or write, and that only the courts, consistent with the requirements of the Constitution, can circumscribe the misuse of freedom of expression.”He urged all persons always to have at the back of their minds in discussing the concept of freedom of expression, the famous maxim attributed to the French writer, Francois-Marie Arouet (carrying the pen name Voltaire): “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”Mr. Waritay added that given his national and international political and professional experience over the decades, it is always better to have individuals and groups to openly express themselves (particularly in regard to governments and their officials) and be limited only by the law, than to have them go underground. Ongoing technological innovations in the communications industry, he pointed out, have in fact made it virtually untenable to shield the public from any manner of expression of ideas. The former LTA Commissioner hopes that the commendable level of political tolerance established by the current dispensation will continue to be maintained and even improved upon so as to serve as a precedent for any subsequent leadership that may become crazy and dictatorial enough to attempt to turn back the hand of media freedom that the country has seen in recent times, and for which so many endured so much suffering in the past. Meanwhile, Prof. Waritay hopes the injunction placed on the use of the frequency does not deny access of the staff to their studios/property but only to the use of the now controversial frequency. He cites this because as a former Commissioner of LTA, he recalls that whenever the LTA had been compelled to withdraw the license of a telecom or related entity, it never denied staff access to the premises of the entity.Waritay says given the huge price that was paid by media personnel and advocates during some past anti-media regimes, he is usually very sensitive to any action that may give the appearance of a “chilling effect” on media activities.It is against this backdrop, he noted, that he entertains some misgivings about talk of establishing a media regulatory body—never mind that both the government and the Press Union are all rooting for it. Waritay pointed out that with the best of intentions, such a regulatory body may not necessarily be a bad idea, but, he noted, “best intentions do not necessarily translate into best practices or a desired end, and that in fact sometimes the road to hell may as well be laden with best intentions.” He explained that experience with “such media commissions or regulatory outfits in some neighboring countries shows that they can be used by an intolerant/frightened regime as a subterfuge or willing tool to clampdown on the media, in the same way a controlling or overbearing government can teleguide a timid judiciary.” He said the ideal regulatory mechanism is one that is “highly independent of government control and manipulation, and one whose membership composition reflects competent and fearless individuals drawn from across the political divide.”It’s a “similar case” with state-owned broadcasters, he opined; citing that government controlled radio stations can never ever behave like independent, non-partisan state-owned public broadcasters as long as they remain dependent on government largesse for their survival, and as long as virtually every appointment at such entities comes directly from the Presidency. Waritay recalls that it was in consideration of this state of affairs that in drafting the policy framework for converting the Liberia Broadcasting System into a public broadcaster some fifteen (15) years ago, he went to great lengths to spell out the details for the governance system of such public broadcasters (PBs). These included a Board of Directors drawn from diverse sections of society, who will in turn contract the services of successful professionals following a transparent competitive bidding to fill such key positions as Director General and Deputies. The draft policy framework also provided a detailed strategy by which such PBs can be largely independently financed. Prof. Waritay lamented that fifteen years after an erudite lawyer (in the person of Cllr. Oswald Tweh) had hammered out a very good legal instrument for legislative action out of the policy draft he (Waritay) had prepared at the behest of the Liberia Transition Initiative (LTI), and even after the election of an otherwise liberal leadership, and two successive sets of legislators, virtually nothing concrete thus far has come out of the internationally supported efforts to transform the state-owned, government controlled broadcaster into a truly independent public broadcaster. And with elections beckoning in less than 15 months, Waritay has little hope that any major stride will be made in this direction before that time.He regretted that “even opposition lawmakers in the legislature who should be putting more efforts in in this direction have not been able or willing to ignite the necessary fire in their bellies to champion the cause of the PB proposal, let alone shepherd it through the legislative process. And so fifteen years after the efforts began to have LBS converted into a Public Broadcaster, and three years since the only public hearing on the proposed amendment in the House of Representatives took place, the document continues to gather dust there.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Police have instituted charges against two males who have confessed to beating to death Kumar Persaud at Bartica, Region Seven, after he refused to remove from a location where they were performing a “threesome” with a female.‘F’ Division Commander Rabindranauth Budhram told Guyana Times that the men will be arraigned in court on Tuesday, since Monday is a public holiday. The men allegedly confessed to the crime after they were arrested on Monday afternoon.They were identified by another person who was also looking at the act from another angle. Based on reports received, the eyewitness told detectives that upon realizing that Persaud was staring at them, the suspects asked him to desist, but he continued.Dead: Kumar PersaudThe two young men reportedly became angry and confronted Persaud, and dealt him several blows to the body with pieces of wood that they had collected. After he fell to the ground, they allegedly continued their assault by kicking him to his head and other parts of his body.The man was left unconscious, and after some time had elapsed, the Police found him lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the Bartica Hospital, where he later succumbed. The two men who were engaged in the act will be charged for the capital offence of murder.Only recently, 40-year-old Orland LaCruz of Pomeroon River was shot to death after he allegedly refused to perform fellatio (oral sex) on one of his two drinking buddies at Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District.
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Tommaso Bianchi 1 Leeds have announced the double signing of midfielder Tommaso Bianchi and striker Souleymane Doukara.The duo’s arrival takes president Massimo Cellino’s summer signing spree to four following the captures of goalkeeping pair Marco Silvestri and Stuart Taylor.Colourful former Cagliari owner Cellino has been making waves ever since his arrival at Elland Road in January and, after selling captain Ross McCormack to Fulham for a fee understood to be £11million, is now building a squad for new head coach Dave Hockaday to select from.Bianchi has signed a four-year deal with Leeds from Serie A side Sassuolo – achieving promotion with them in 2013.The 25-year-old is an age-grade Italian international and Hockaday believes he can occupy a number of roles.“He can play on the left, right or in the number 10 position and he can score goals,” he said of Bianchi, who spent last season on loan with Modena.Cellino has also moved to try and fill McCormack’s position with the season-long loan of Senegalese striker Doukara.He joins from Catania, spending last season on loan with Serie B side Juve Stabia.“He is a big, powerful and fast player with a hunger to succeed. He is exactly what we need at the club.”Cellino is close to making a fifth signing in the shape of Switzerland international defender Jonathan Rossini, but it is understood he has no interest in Rochdale’s Scott Hogan or Rotherham’s Kieran Agard, contrary to reports.While Cellino makes changes to his first-team, he has also been making alterations to the club’s academy with coaches Leigh Bromby and Richard Naylor – both part of Leeds’ promotion-winning side in 2010 – leaving their posts.Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Benito Carbone is working in an unpaid role at the academy.
Manchester United and Chelsea target Carlos Mane has rejected speculation he could move to the Premier League next summer.The Portuguese winger, 20, is one of Sporting’s brightest young prospects and is being tracked by a number of clubs from England.However, Mane looks certain to resist any offers to move away from the Primeira Liga and is instead likely to commit his future to the club where he began his career.“I hope to stay at Sporting for many years and win many titles,” said the Portugal under-21s star, who has made nine appearances this term and scored two goals for Marco Silva’s side. Carlos Mane 1
SEE HERE – Liverpool FC: ‘Sack the lot and give Jurgen Klopp the cheque book!’ Reds fans rue missed opportunity to sign Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli scored at Goodison Park to earn his side a crucial point against Everton on Sunday afternoon.The England international delivered another classy performance, leaving Spurs and England supporters excited over his future in the Premier League.So much so that some have described the 19-year-old as the best in his position since Steven Gerrard, while others believe he is a future Three Lions captain in the making.Read what Premier League fans think of the young midfielder, on Twitter, below… 1 Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli
Nicklas Bendtner has been linked to Crystal Palace 1 It’s not just Emmanuel Adebayor linked with Crystal Palace, but Nicklas Bendtner, too.The striker currently plays for Wolfsburg, but the Eagles have been made aware of his availability.Palace fans believe they need strikers capable of scoring, though some are not that impressed with the players being linked to the club.Here, talkSPORT looks at some of the reaction online.Poor Bendtner…
“I’m actually happy he didn’t,” said Amanda, who has seen time at defender and outside midfielder under coach Louis Romero. “I wouldn’t want people saying ‘she only gets playing time because of her dad.’ ” On more than one occasion this season, Steve has watched Amanda and wondered it what would’ve been like if she played forward on his Canyon team. Now he has to devise a way to slow down Amanda, who had a goal and two assists in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Valencia. “The last two or three years, her game has really blossomed. She’s really developed into a strong player,” said Steve, whose team extended its league unbeaten streak to 22 matches with Friday’s 6-0 victory over Burbank. “But it’s a mixed blessing. I’ve coached a lot of these girls, not just Amanda. Although I think my defense can match up with anybody. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.” In addition to knowing his daughter’s strengths and weaknesses, Steve has watched Hart enough this season to prepare a scouting report for Tuesday. But when it comes to discussing soccer at home, Amanda remains tight-lipped about her team. “It’s a quiet subject at home,” Amanda said. “When we talk about my games, he says he’s just trying to be a father figure, but I’m not going to tell my dad anything. “We have a friendly rivalry. Part of me wants him to win because he’s my dad and I want to see him do well. But as a player, I fully want to win.” One of Steve’s concerns deals with the possibility of Amanda being fouled by one of his Canyon players. “I told my (Canyon) girls they can do whatever they want, just as long as they don’t hurt my daughter,” said Steve, whose team enters Tuesday’s contest having lost only once in its past 43 league games, a 2-1 setback to Hart on Feb. 11, 2003. “But she’s a smart player, she can protect herself.” Amanda also knows she’ll have the support of Elise, Steve’s wife of 20 years, who sat in the stands Friday wearing a Hart sweatshirt. Steve expects more of the same Tuesday, with his 8-year-old daughter Madison and 18-month-old Cailyn also likely to be cheering for the Indians. “(Elise) wants to see Amanda do well, so I have no doubt she’ll be rooting for Hart,” Steve said. “I have no problem admitting that I root for Hart as well. The only time I don’t want them to do well is when they play us.” As long as Amanda is on the field, Steve also knows his daughter is one shot away from ending Canyon’s streak. “If she gets a breakaway one on one with the keeper, she’ll beat the keeper every time, I have no doubt in my mind,” he said. “My job is to make sure she never gets in a one-on-one situation with the keeper.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “There’s a lot of tension around the house right now.” The Foothill League had the unique distinction the past two years of two fathers coaching their daughters, with Jose and Nicci Leon at Hart and Tony and Kierra Scalercio at Valencia. But according to Tony Scalercio, who coached Valencia’s girls’ team for seven years before taking over the Vikings’ boys’ program this season, what the Ladanyis will accomplish Tuesday is a first in the Santa Clarita Valley. “Jose coached at Hart for Nicci the same way I coached at Valencia for Kierra,” Scalercio said. “But (coaching against your kid) is tough. That’s just not a position you want to be in.” Steve, who arrived at Canyon following a year at Saugus, inquired a few years ago about working at Hart in an attempt to coach Amanda, and possibly his third child, 14-year-old Alysen, a goalkeeper on the Indians’ freshman/sophomore team. Amanda followed her sister Erin – now an 18-year-old freshman at Cal State Fullerton – to Hart, but despite the history of playing for her father, she believes that him not coaching for the Indians has been a blessing. Amanda Ladanyi has already experienced the thrill of scoring the winning goal against Canyon once in her high school career, doing so last year at the junior-varsity level. She would love nothing more than to do it again Tuesday when the Hart girls’ soccer team plays host to the Cowboys, the four-time defending Foothill League champions. Even if it means beating her father in the process. After 10 years of coaching his daughter through the AYSO ranks, Steve Ladanyi – in his second year as Canyon’s head coach – will be on the opposite sideline Tuesday as Amanda, a junior at Hart, adding even more intrigue to what promises to be an emotional game between the league rivals. “I’ve been thinking about it since the beginning of the year,” said Amanda, 16, the second of Steve and Elise Ladanyi’s five children, all of whom are girls.
“The community is increasingly aware of their political clout,” said Douglas Carranza, director of the Central American Research and Policy Institute at California State University, Northridge. Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Salvadorans across Los Angeles celebrated Sunday’s elections in their homeland, where a half-dozen U.S. citizens ran for office and at least one Californian won. Ramon Cardona, the former executive director of the Central American Resource Center in San Francisco, won the alternate congressional seat to represent the El Salvadoran state of Libertad. While Santa Clarita resident Mario Matute lost his bid for alternate for the territory of San Salvador, officials were still counting votes and will determine by Saturday whether Werner Marroquin of Pomona won a seat on the Central American Parliament, or Parlamento Centroamericano. The election was closely watched in Los Angeles, home to more than 1 million Salvadorans, many of whom fled the country in the 1980s to escape a violent civil war. 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 “The elections were so important to us,” said Francisco Pineda, vice president of Salvadorans around the World. Pineda, who has lived in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, spent most of Sunday night switching channels to get results. “There is a personal pride as a group that left long ago to have us winning.” The elections marked a shift in political thinking for many in the small country of 6 million, which has now embraced those living abroad. “It’s the first time so many immigrants participated,” said Mauricio Turcios, spokesman for the Tribunal Supremo Electoral. “They bring a vision that is more global and interested in development.” In 2004, Salvadorans in Los Angeles sent $2.5 billion back to their families in El Salvador. Like Mexicans, who this year for the first time gained the right to vote from abroad, they are increasingly pushing to gain political muscle in their homeland. Dozens of Salvadoran political associations have emerged out of older party ties in the Los Angeles area. And groups like the Salvadoran Action Committee founded by Pasadena resident Randy Jurado Etrell are propping up Salvadoran-friendly political candidates to run in the United States.