The Joint Committee of the Liberian Legislature has expressed grave concern over the ill-preparedness of a number of government ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises attending the opened hearings on the expenditure component of the 2015/2016 Draft National Budget.A statement from the House Press Bureau issued late Monday evening quotes the Chairman of the Joint Committee, Moses Kollie, expressing frustration over either the deliberate or lackluster attitude on the part of some Government functionaries appearing before the Committee, unprepared to submit required budget performance report.“Such actions on the part of government institutions impede the function of the Committee and amount to Undermining the scrupulous review of the Draft Budget,” the statement said. The Ministries of Lands, Mines and Energy, Agriculture, Education, Booker Washington Institute, National Oil Company, Maritime and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation have either had their hearings called off due to their failure to present a budget performance report for the out-going fiscal year or have not shown up for hearing. Meanwhile, the Committee is warning that the passage of the Draft National Budget could be stalled if such non compliance posture goes uncorrected.The Public Financial Management and Budget Laws provide that each spending entity of Government shall present a quarterly performance report to the Liberian Legislature for effective check and balance. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The proposal by retired England star Beckham and his business partners includes a 25,000-seat stadium for an expansion MLS club, along with 23 acres of youth football pitches with artificial turf, a 750-room hotel, restaurant, retail and office space plus a 58-acre public park.The commission delayed a vote last week after a presentation by the investment group was followed by hours of public comment both for and against the plan.Those opposed included a group from the First Tee Miami youth golf program based at the Melreese Country Club site.Wednesday’s move by the commission will let voters decide whether to allow the city to change its laws and waive competitive bidding and authorize the commission to negotiate a 99-year lease of the site.If voters approve, a lease agreement must gain approval of four of the five commissioners.On Wednesday, Beckham business partner Jorge Mas went through a list of new provisions added since last week’s presentation. That includes an agreement that no city funding would be used for toxic soil cleanup, a cost that is estimated at $35 million.The group also offered assurances that First Tee Miami could stay put, with a driving range on the site and access to a nearby 18-hole golf course.The Melreese site is just the latest that Beckham has seriously pursued. More than a year ago the England icon had proposed a stadium in a downtown Miami neighborhood in a project that drew criticism over lack of parking and potential increased traffic chaos and sparked fears that low-income residents would be discplaced.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Miami City Commission voted 3-2 to place a referendum on the November 6, 2018 ballot that would open the door for the Major League Soccer stadium complex on city-owned land that is now occupied by a municipal golf course © Getty/Getty Images/AFP/File / JOE RAEDLEMIAMI, United States, Jul 19 – Miami voters will have their say in November on David Beckham’s latest plan for a Major League Soccer stadium development in the city, after a vote by city commissioners on Wednesday.The Miami City Commission voted 3-2 to place a referendum on the November 6 ballot that would open the door for the complex on city-owned land that is now occupied by a municipal golf course.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A Canadian rapper angered by the sentence handed to a man convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Newfoundland has taken to social media to draw attention to the case.Classified — whose real name is Luke Boyd — took to Facebook to encourage his supporters to let the judge in the case know they were upset with the sentence handed down in St. John’s on Wednesday.The Facebook post came after Justice William Goodridge sentenced Christopher Butt to five years in prison followed by three years’ probation following Butt’s guilty plea to sexual assault and uttering threats. The sentence — the minimum for the offence — was jointly recommended by the Crown and defence. Facebook Advertisement Twitter
New York Jets’ defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011, was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after he was involved in an accident in New Jersey during which the car he was driving overturned after striking another vehicle, a police spokesman confirmed.Wilkerson was transported to a Newark hospital after he crawled out of his car, according to New Jersey Garden State Trooper Christopher Kay, who added that there did not appear to be any other serious injuries suffered by anyone in the car that Wilkerson struck.Kay said Wilkerson was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after he struck a Toyota Sienna with his 2011 Dodge Challenger, according to the police report. Police responded after being notified of the accident at 4:29 a.m. on Saturday.Police don’t believe alcohol played a role in the accident.“First and foremost, other than the minor injuries, he’s OK and everyone else involved is OK but I do not have a lot of details,” said Chad Wiestling, the agent for Wilkerson.The Sienna that Wilkerson struck contained 10 people, Lieutenant Steven Jones, a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police, said. Three complained of pain but none were treated, he said.Wilkerson’s Challenger “probably went more than 10 yards on the roof,” Jones said.Wilkerson reported to the Jets team facility Monday and was examined by the team’s medical staff.A Jets spokesperson said that Wilkerson needed stitches in his forearm after the accident, but that the injury should not interfere with his ability to be ready for training camp. Jets players are due to report on July 26.
East county woman dies of possible carbon-monoxide poisoning KUSI Newsroom POTRERO (KUSI) – Suspected cases of carbon-monoxide poisoning in a rural East County neighborhood south of Barrett Lake left a woman dead today and sent a man and a girl to a hospital.The medical emergency at a home in the 24000 block of Hartley Hill Road in Potrero was reported shortly after 9 a.m., according to Cal Fire.Medics found a 38-year-old woman unresponsive at the residence, said Issac Sanchez, a fire captain with the state agency.The personnel tried in vain to revive her with CPR before pronouncing her dead at the scene.The man and child were taken to a trauma center for treatment of symptoms consistent with carbon-monoxide poisoning, including lightheadedness and nausea.Firefighters tested the air in the home and found elevated levels of the toxic gas, Issac said.Its source was not immediately clear.The deceased woman’s name and the conditions of the survivors were not released. Posted: February 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, February 13, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter