The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (CCJ) opened for its 2016-2017 Legal Year on Friday, September 30.The opening ceremony, held at the seat of the court in Abuja, Nigeria, afforded stakeholders an opportunity to receive the plans, programs, progress and challenges of the court for the past and new terms, and its up-to-date cumulative judicial scorecard. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says officials of ECOWAS institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, senior officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria as well as officials from the Nigerian Bar Association, among others, attended the ceremony.Six of the seven judges of the court attended Friday’s opening ceremony, including Liberia’s Justice Micah Wilkins Wright, who was recently elected in June of this year as the court’s new Vice President.The others are Justice Jerome Traore (Burkina Faso), the former Dean of the Court, who was also recently elected as its new President; Justice Hameye Foune Mahalmadane (Mali); new Dean, Justice Friday C. Nwoke (Nigeria); Justice Yaya Boiro of Guinea; and Justice Alioune Sall (Senegal). Justice Maria Do Céu Silva Monteiro (Guinea Bissau), immediate past President, was absent due to family issues.This year’s theme is “The Role of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in The Fight Against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Within The West African Sub-Region—A Perspective from GIABA.”Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, in his goodwill message commended the court’s diligent jurisprudence as set out in the official journals and law reports that the court regularly sends the ECOWAS Ambassadors for transmission to Member States.Ambassador Conteh, also the Coordinator of ECOWAS Ambassadors, stated, “Please rest assured that we [ECOWAS Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives] will continue to do our utmost in supporting the court by bringing our concerns to our Member States for swift ratification in keeping with Community Laws and the new vision of ECOWAS of People.”In his opening speech, the President of the Court said the selection of the theme demonstrates the court’s interest and determination to contribute its quota in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism within the sub region.“The combined effort of these two forms of scourge is that they put the brakes on the economic development of our states. This double-headed scourge must therefore be combated at all cost; and the court, in its capacity as the principal legal organ of ECOWAS, cannot remain on the sidelines of this battle, which is being fought almost all over the world, and notably within our ECOWAS space, for almost two decades,” Justice Traore said.For his part, the Director-General of GIABA, Col. Adama Coulibaly, who served as the guest speaker, said that GIABA’s mandate is focused on ensuring effective implementation of acceptable measures on international anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.Col. Coulibaly, who spoke through a representative, noted that GIABA is concerned about the fact that almost 15 years after the adoption of the ECOWAS Protocol for the Prevention of Corruption, the protocol is yet to be entered into force due to lack of ratification.GIABA is Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa.Providing the overall judicial statistics, the Chief Registrar of the court disclosed that since its inception in 2001, a total of 271 cases have been lodged before the court. He explained that since then 136 judgments, 100 rulings, 17 revisions of judgments and 4 advisory opinions have been delivered.“A total of 694 court sessions have been held,” Mr. Tony Anene-Maidoh informed the audience.The mandate of the ECOWAS court is to serve as an unbiased arbiter of justice in the ECOWAS sub-region by interpreting community legal texts, as well as arbitrating cases emanating from community institutions, Member States and community citizens. The court’s mandate is provided by the Revised ECOWAS Treaty, and its Supplementary Protocols and Regulations.A high percentage of the judicial activity of the court is based on its human rights mandate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Newcastle’s fourth successive win ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions.“It’s been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game,” Wenger said.“We didn’t put our chances to bed and made unbelievable mistakes. These players are quality and we need to forget about today and focus on next game”Asked about Arsenal’s wretched away form, Wenger said: “It’s a lot about the head and sometimes there is no rationality in it. It doesn’t make sense.“We have to be realistic. We came out of it with no points and overall we thought we should have got three points.”The sixth-placed Gunners are 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with only five games remaining in the race to qualify for the Champions League.Realistically, Arsenal already had no chance of making the top four and Wenger had been prioritising their Europa League campaign for several weeks.Arsenal saw off CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.They face Atletico Madrid in the last four and will qualify for the Champions League if they win the competition.With little to play for in the league, Arsenal were unable to find enough momentum to maintain their recent revival, even though Lacazette opened the scoring in the 14th minute.Just moments after he was left writhing on the turf following a crunching challenge from Kenedy, Lacazette exacted revenge.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran onto a long ball into the Newcastle area and picked out Lacazette, who stretched to volley home at the far post for his 13th goal of a difficult first season following his move from Lyon.Alex Iwobi almost doubled Arsenal’s lead moments later with a stinging strike that forced a good save from Martin Dubravka.Jonjo Shelvey’s long pass picked out Dwight Gayle in the Arsenal area and, with Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi out of position, he was able to lay off to DeAndre Yedlin.Perez made a perfectly-timed run to meet Yedlin’s cross with a fine finish that flashed by Petr Cech at his near post.The Spanish forward’s third goal in his last three appearances was a clinical effort, but Wenger would have been furious with how easily Newcastle carved open his defence.Calum Chambers could have restored Arsenal’s lead before the interval, but the defender shot wide from Mustafi’s knock down.Ritchie tested Cech before 18-year-old Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock’s poor finish wasted an opportunity to mark his Premier League debut with a goal.Iwobi lashed narrowly wide from long-range as Arsenal chased their first away point of 2018.But it was Newcastle who landed the knockout blow in the 68th minute.More sloppy Arsenal defending let in Islam Slimani and his header was flicked on by Perez to Ritchie, who beat Cech from close-range.Ritchie clearly saves his goals for the big occasion, having scored the winner against Manchester United in February.Kenedy, on loan from Chelsea, came close to putting the result beyond doubt with a looping effort that hit the crossbar with Cech beaten.Lacazette should have equalised in the closing stages, but he shot into the side-netting.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newcastle United midfielder Matt Ritchie (R) ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions with the hosts’ winner at St James’ Park © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYNewcastle, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle was “the story of our season” after the Gunners crashed to a fifth consecutive away defeat in the Premier League.Wenger’s side took an early lead through Alexandre Lacazette, but Ayoze Perez equalised before Matt Ritchie bagged the second half winner at St James’ Park on Sunday.
1 John Terry has missed their last six games due to a hamstring strain Chelsea could have John Terry back for tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final at Everton, Guus Hiddink has revealed.The Blues captain, whose future at the club is still up in the air, has missed their last six games after picking up a hamstring strain against Newcastle last month.But Hiddink is set to include the 35-year-old defender in his squad for the trip to Merseyside if he comes through a final training session today.“He worked rather well in the past days, and he will be included in the list for travelling today,” said Dutchman.“Of course, he has not practised a lot in recent weeks and days, but it was intensified in the last two days.“Today I will see if he’s had a big reaction to yesterday’s training. I’d like him to travel to Liverpool anyhow.”
Manchester City have announced the departure of four more senior players whose contracts come to an end this summer.Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero will all leave as free agents, the club confirmed on Thursday.Their departures follow that of long-serving right-back Pablo Zabaleta, who announced prior to the end of the 2016-17 he would be moving on.City announced the latest exits at regular intervals throughout the afternoon.The developments could be the start of an overhaul of the squad at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola looks to rebuild following an underwhelming first season at the club.The future of influential midfielder Yaya Toure is uncertain too as his contract is also due to end.World Cup-winning winger Navas signed for City from hometown Sevilla in 2013. He made 123 Premier League appearances and helped the club win that competition in 2014. He also scored four goals and won the League Cup twice.There were reports he could be offered a new deal after Guardiola experimented with him at right-back towards the end of the season, but he was also linked with a return to Sevilla.City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Working with Jesus has been a pleasure.“His hard work, dedication, professionalism and desire to win have been apparent every single day.”Left-back Clichy featured in two title successes and both League Cup wins after his move from Arsenal in 2011.The Frenchman, 31, told the club’s website, www.mancity.com: “It’s been a special six years for me at City.“To win four major trophies and help establish the club as one of the top teams in English football has been an incredible journey that I’m proud to have been a part of.“It’s amazing to see where the club is today and I am sure there is plenty more success to come.”Goalkeeper Caballero was signed by Manuel Pellegrini in 2014 to provide tougher competition for then first-choice Joe Hart. He was then retained as back-up for Claudio Bravo after the Chilean’s arrival last summer, but was given a run in the side in the second half of the season.His proudest moment for City came when he saved three spot-kicks in City’s penalty shootout victory over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final.The Argentinian said: “It’s been a privilege to play for Manchester City.“To win the League Cup in such dramatic circumstances was special and it’s a day I will never forget.”Former Arsenal right-back Sagna also featured in that cup final and in total made 85 appearances for the club in three years.He said: “I have enjoyed every moment of my City career and will look back on my time at City fondly.”Other players who could leave the Etihad Stadium this summer include those who have spent the past season out on loan, such as Hart, Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony. The quartet are out-of-contract at the end of the season 1
Ulster Senior League Chairman Johnny McCafferty presented the Cup the the winning Swilly Rovers captain Paul Fisher.SWILLY ROVERS 3KILDRUM TIGERS 2 Swilly Rovers Reserves came from behind to win the Ulster Senior League Division One Cup at Leckview Park last night (Thurs).Swilly, trailing by 2 goals to 0 at half time against Kildrum Tigers, were a different team in the second half and eventually ran out 3-2 winners after a brace from one of their senior team players Micheal Doherty.The “Tigers” raced into an early lead after 10 minutes, full back Kevin McBrearty with a fantastic direct free kick from 20 yards out and they went in at the break two goals to the good after a well struck strike from the edge of the box from Glenn Bovaird. Swilly were well in the game and could easily have scored at least three goals during the first 45 minutes but for an excellent display of goalkeeping by young Tigers net minder Michael Lynch. But 6 minutes into the second half and Swilly/s comeback was on. Micheal Doherty converted a penalty after Kildrum’s Conor Crossan handled the ball on the goal line.Referee Terance Moyne had no option but to send Crossan off and Doherty made no mistake from the spot kick.The Ramelton men equalised in the 75th minute thanks to a close range strike from Ryan Toland and got a deserved winner shortly after, Micheal Doherty with his second on the night from a direct free kick from the edge of the box. Afterwards Ulster Senior League Chairman Johnny McCafferty presented the Cup to the winning Swilly Rovers captain Paul Fisher.Man of the Match: Michael Lynch(Kildrum Tigers) Referee: Terrance MoyneAssistants: Stephen Toner and Michael LaganCOMEBACK KINGS SWILLY ROVERS WIN CUP FINAL BATTLE WITH TIGERS was last modified: July 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COMEBACK KINGS SWILLY ROVERS WIN CUP FINAL BATTLE WITH TIGERS
As Christmas fast approaches our thoughts turn to those loved ones who cant make it back home.What can we send to let them experience a little sense of home?Fear not…Paddysnax.com will be in the Letterkenny shopping centre today, Saturday, with some great solutions. Look out for the promotional staff and take a look at some of their great offers!Here’s betting there are some boxes of Tayto in the post…. GET THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE ABROAD AS PADDYSNAX SET UP IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: November 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GET THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE ABROAD AS PADDYSNAX SET UP IN LETTERKENNY!PADDYSNAX.COM
The Bulldogs will return to the Kingsmill Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. on March 19-21 and the Hoosier Invitational on April 1-2 in Bloomington, Ind. Last year, Drew Ison put together a fourth-place finish at the Kingmill Intercollegiate and a 16th-place finish at the Hoosier Invite to lead the Bulldogs as the team finished fourth and 11th, respectively. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head men’s golf coach Matt Lewis unveiled six-tournament schedule for 2017, highlighted by the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship in Chicago (April 24-25). Drake will use the Tiger Invitational (April 10-11) in Columbia, Mo. as its final tune-up for the MVC Championship on April 24-25. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs begin the spring campaign on February 25-27 at the Loyola Intercollegiate in Phoenix, Ariz. Drake then heads to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate, hosted by Loyola (Md.) on March 6-7.
A MAN who feigned illness to escape garda custody has been fined for being drunk.Owen Hannigan, 33, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with entering a house at Ballyraine Park – near his home – with intent to commit an offence.He was also charged with being intoxicated in a public place on February 5 this year. Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly that Hannigan was extremely drunk and local people had called gardai.The home owners had asked him to leave, but Hannigan had refused.He was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.However once there he appeared to take ill, said the inspector.“He was taken by ambulance by Letterkenny General Hospital but he later admitted he had feigned illness to escape garda custody,” said Inspector Sheridan.Hannigan apologised to Judge Kelly.He said he had been “extremely stupid” and “extremely drunk”.He said he had been at a house party at the address the day before, had lost his phone and his coat and had gone back to get them.Hannigan was fined €150 for being intoxicated.Judge Kelly struck out the charge of entering the premises without consent.ARRESTED MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL ADMITS HE FAKED ILLNESS was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyraineLetterkenny District CourtOwen Hannigan
Outgoing Fianna Fail county councillor Enda Bonner has claimed people within his own party used his health against him in a bid to oust him from his seat.The Dungloe man lost his seat in the Glenties Electoral area last Sunday.Bonner had not been selected to stand at the party’s convention some months back but party headquarters then put him on the ticket. However, the outgoing councillor said literally hundreds of phonecalls were made against him during the campaign.In a message to family and friends on Facebook this evening, he also claimed that his rivals used his health against him.He said “Unfortunately for me, we were not dealing with a fair fight in this election, I know everything that went on behind the scenes by people that I had called friends and colleagues for many years.“The numerous rumours, the hundreds of phone calls made campaigning against me, the using of my health as an election issue in an attempt to persuade people not to vote for me; everything possible was done to simply unseat me. “All I wanted was an opportunity to have a fair fight in an effort to get re- elected but others used their influence to make sure that their own preferred candidate got elected instead.”He said that following eight weeks of campaigning he said he received the greatest ever reception on the doorsteps of the areas he had canvassed.And he a pointed dig at those who crossed him he warned “That small group of people that worked against me unfairly in this election, would be better off to remember, that the general public never likes to be used unfairly, to advance one’s own agenda in whatever form that may take.”He added that he would sincerely like to thank all those who voted for him on polling day.“I want to say a special thank you to all those who helped me in any way during the election campaign, those that sent me messages, and those that phoned and contacted me directly; I honestly will never forget your kindness, welcome and help for me in this election. “It was a privilege serving my electoral area on Donegal County Council over the years, onto which I was elected by you the people and the communities that mean the most to me. My desire was always to serve the public, to serve the areas that mean the most to me, and as I have said previously, serving the people on Donegal County Council was my life.“I would also like to wish the 6 candidates who got elected in my area and all the other candidates elected across Donegal, and the country, the very best over the next 5 years.“Finally to my genuine friends, supporters, family and campaign team, thank you all most sincerely, you have never let me down, you are the greatest in my eyes and I will always remember you.”Bonner claims “hundreds of phonecalls made” to dump him off council was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalelectionEnda Bonnerfianna fail
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.For the second time in a week, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob has retired a jersey number.Sunday, after the trade of Andre Iguodala to Memphis became official, Lacob thanked Iguodala for his six seasons with the Warriors and said “we look forward to seeing his number in the rafters at Chase Center.” Last week, Lacob said Kevin Durant’s No. 35 would not be worn again during his ownership.Iguodala, the 2015 NBA …