Supreme Court to Hear LP Case Today

first_imgTemple of Justice, seat of the Liberian JudiciaryAfter placing a stay order on all activities leading to the holding of the runoff presidential election, the Supreme Court is today expected to begin hearing into the complaints of irregularities filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) against the conduct of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections by the National Elections Commission (NEC).The Supreme Court order is believed to have placed a serious temporary obstacle on preparations for next Tuesday’s runoff elections, as the NEC has to wait for the outcome of the hearing of the complaints, which the LP said is a “violation of the Constitution, election law, fraudulent acts and gross irregularities during the October 10 elections.”The runoff election is scheduled between the ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Senator George Weah.Lawyers representing the NEC and the LP were expected to appear before the Supreme Court yesterday, but failed to do so without any legal reason.The matter has been rescheduled for today, Friday at 9 a.m.The UP has publicly announced that it is backing the LP, claiming that “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was interfering with the electoral process to influence its outcome.”President Sirleaf’s office has denied the allegation, although the UP is yet to produce any evidence to support her claim against the party’s former standard bearer.The stay order on the electoral process resulted from the LP’s plea for a Writ of Prohibition claiming irregularities and fraud during the October 10 polls.The writ was issued on Tuesday by Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, the current Chamber Justice, who warned the NEC not to proceed with electoral activities leading to the run-off.In his order, Justice Ja’neh instructed: “NEC has to stay away from any and or all actions in respect of the November 7 runoff election, pending the deposition by the Supreme Court of the LP’s petition.”The order added: “the parties are informed that given the constitutional issues raised in the petition coupled with the fact that election matters are to be expeditiously heard and determined that upon serving the writ and the return, the case is hereby docketed for urgent deposition by the full bench.”In  respect to Justice Ja’neh’s order, the NEC has immediately halted all electoral activities to the runoff including training of election workers, which was scheduled for Thursday, and also the transportation of ballot materials to and in the all the 15 counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PDM Donates to Long Bay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2014 – Long Bay Beach decorated for the holidays, but the spruce up will last well beyond Christmas. PDM Caretaker for the area, Ezra Taylor and the branch members for Long Bay put out six new picnic benches over the weekend. Taylor thanked members for helping him to raise the funds to make the donation possible. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:christmas, long bay, Pdm TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAlast_img read more

San Diego Zoo holding special events today for World Penguin Day

first_imgSan Diego Zoo holding special events today for World Penguin Day Posted: April 25, 2018 Allie Wagner 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Allie Wagner was live at the San Diego Zoo where several special events are planned Wednesday to celebrate World Penguin Day. April 25, 2018 Allie Wagner, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Researchers claim reexamination of rock samples confirms meteoritic origin of Tunguska cosmic

first_imgSEM images of the Tunguska diamond-lonsdaleite-graphite intergrowths with natural rounded surface. Credit: Planetary and Space Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.05.003 Explore further (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from the U.S., Germany and Ukraine is claiming in a paper they’ve had published in the journal Planetary and Space Science, that they have found evidence to prove the Tunguska event was caused by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere above the Russian plain. Citation: Researchers claim reexamination of rock samples confirms meteoritic origin of Tunguska cosmic body (2013, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-reexamination-samples-meteoritic-tunguska-cosmic.html Journal information: Planetary and Space Science © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Russian researcher claims to have found rocks from object that caused Tunguska explosion The Tunguska event was, of course, an explosion that occurred in a remote part of Siberia in 1908. Most scientists agree that it was caused by either a meteor or comet strike, and as such, was the largest to ever strike our planet in recorded history. The blast flattened thousands of acres of forestland and led to numerous research efforts to determine its cause. Due to the immense power of the blast however, no physical evidence of the source of the blast has ever been found. Now, however, the researchers in this new effort claim they have found proof that some rocks found by a Ukrainian scientist back in 1978 are remnants of the meteor that caused the massive explosion.The rock samples were found in a bog by Mykola Kovalyukh near the epicenter of the explosion—he claimed at the time that his samples offered proof that the explosion was caused by a meteor. Critics dismissed his claims however, because the rock samples contained too little iridium.Picking up where Kovalyukh left off, the new team working in the Ukraine used more modern tools to reexamine the stone samples. They claim that transmission electron microscopy has revealed finely veined iron-based minerals that include schreibersite, troilite and taenite, an iron–nickel alloy. They say the patterns and amounts of the materials in the rock samples are very similar to other known meteorite samples and thus, it is a near certainty that the samples found in the bog came from a meteor as well.Despite the team’s claims that they have identified the cosmic body that caused the Tunguska explosion, there is still one big problem—though they may have proved the rock samples they examined are in fact remnants of a meteor, they have no proof that the sample rocks came from the same meteor that caused the massive explosion. Because Kovalyukh didn’t collect peat samples from the bog where the rocks were found (to provide a means of dating) there is no way to prove that the sample rocks—meteor remnants—didn’t land in the bog sometime after the explosion. More information: New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body, Planetary and Space Science, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.05.003via Nature News This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Revealing the mystery

first_imgHere’s another treat for dance lovers.  Indian Council for Cultural Relations in association with Sadhya brings for you The Mystical Forest – a contemporary dance production based on Mayurbhanj Chhau. The performance will witness Indian and International artistes like Carolina Prada from Columbia and Gaura Prema from USA collaborating to create some magic on stage. The act is scripted by Nalini Sharma, choreographed by Santosh Nair, music composed by Upmanyu Bhanot, light design by Gyandev Singh, costume design: Alpana and Neeraj.The performance explores soul within the forest as its inhabitant. This act attempts to avail the vocabulary of dance of Mayurbhanj Chhau with strong tribal influences and grounded movements with contemporary interpretation. Through this act the artists portray varied experiences, emotions, rituals and celebrations of the inhabitants and their life within the forest. Mark in your calenders!last_img read more