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PUL Election Rescheduled

first_imgPUL, President Charles Coffey The Sixth Judicial Circuit Civil Law Court of Montserrado County has quashed with immediate effect the preliminary injunction filed against the Press Union of Liberia (PUL)’s Elections, a PUL release has said.The Court’s decision, according to the release, followed a resistance submitted by the Press Union against the injunction which halted the PUL’s Election.W. Omecee Johnson, Sekou Sheriff, Sebo Williams, and Samuel Hesay, sponsored by PUL’s Vice President, Octavin T. Williams, prohibited the elections on “un-meritorious grounds.”In its response to the Court, the PUL said that petition for the preliminary injunction was done in “bad faith” with the intent to hold the Union hostage and plunge it into a constitutional crisis.Petitioners, the Union said, participated in all activities leading to the elections for new corps of officers of the PUL on Saturday, November 9, 2019, without rebuffing the preparation of the polls and raising their grievances through the internal legal remedial processes of the Union.To suggest that the Constitution of the PUL was violated without specific details to show which portion of article 10 and 11 of the PUL’s Constitution was ignored, amounts to legal nudity, the Union argued.In another response, the Union said that Talk Show Host, Sekou Sheriff, has no legal capacity to enjoin the PUL electoral process, “because he is an associate member of the Union, non-due paying, and is therefore ineligible to vote in the pending elections.”Sheriff remains expelled and is at the center of a criminal probe by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).Furthermore, PUL maintained that Sheriff waved his right to due process after refusing to honor an invitation of the National Media Council (NMC) of the PUL to answer to a complaint of “unethical conduct.”Meanwhile, the Elections Committee of PUL has declared the resumption of campaign activities as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019, and it ends at 12: 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019.Polling has been scheduled on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the PUL’s Headquarters on Clay Street from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

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BC reaches carbon neutrality for sixth straight year

first_img– Advertisement – FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC has now reached carbon neutrality for the sixth straight year. This is helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions while also generating jobs.The Province was the first and continues to be the only carbon neutral jurisdiction on the continent, according to a press release released today.“In 2015, British Columbia’s 127 public sector organizations generated approximately 44,000 tonnes fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to the baseline year of 2010. This is equivalent of taking approximately 9,400 cars off the road.Since the start of B.C.’s carbon neutral commitment in 2008 to 2014, the provincial offset investment has contributed $372.5 million to the provincial GDP and supported almost 4,500 jobs in person years.”BC Environment Minister, Mary Polak, says BC will always be a leader when it comes to carbon neutrality.“As we mark another year of carbon neutrality across B.C.’s public sector, we celebrate a new era of climate leadership throughout our province, our nation and the world. Carbon neutrality supports the #BCTech strategy and is one of many ways we are encouraging emission reductions while, at the same time, creating jobs and economic growth. Our carbon neutral government program will continue to be an important element of our climate agenda through the Climate Leadership Plan.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Abbott jobs boost must be supported by state and council – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed this week’s news from Abbott Pharmaceutical that they are to create up to 500 new jobs in Donegal. The Donegal Deputy said the news is a massive vote of confidence for the region, and has called on state agencies and the local authority to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in order to facilitate the growth. Abbotts have a long and successful history in Donegal Town, where they are one of the area’s main employers for many years. This week’s jobs announcement has been greeted by Pat the Cope as ‘just the level of investment the area requires’.He said: “It is now going to be essential that all state agencies and the local authority work closely together in order to put in place all that will be required to have this plant fully operational in the time scale outlined by Abbotts. “This a massive opportunity for Donegal to show how proactive and progressive we are in delivering projects from planning stage to operational level, no stone must be left unturned in facilitating this plant for the Donegal town area and surrounding regions. “These are key jobs at a critical time for us in Donegal.” Pat the Cope congratulated Abbotts for choosing to expand at the Lurganboy Donegal site, which has been in operation since 2006.“The Lurganboy site is a centre of excellence for blood glucose monitoring equipment, and this has been achieved over the years through solid investment by Abbotts and the commitment of a very dedicated workforce at the plant,” said Pat the Cope. Abbott jobs boost must be supported by state and council – Pat the Cope was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AbbottDonegal TownPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more