Senate Receives UCMJ Bill for AFL

first_imgThe Senate yesterday received for enactment into law a Bill titled “Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her letter dated July 25, informed the Senate plenary that the purpose of the Bill is to provide the legal framework for jurisdictional authority for dispensing justice and the right to due process within the AFL. The National Defense Act provides that, “All members of the AFL shall be subject to the UCMJ whether on duty or off duty;” and consistent with the National Defense Act of 2008, the Bill relates to military personnel. President Sirleaf’s communication further explained that the bill relates to other personnel “including those awaiting discharge after expiration of their terms of enlistment, volunteers from the time of their muster or acceptance into the armed forces; inductees from the time of their actual induction into the armed forces; prisoners of war in custody of the armed forces and several other categories of persons connected to the military activities.”President Sirleaf recalled that over the years, personnel of the AFL were subjected to the UCMJ of the United States, as well as recommendations of the AFL Board of Inquiry and its corresponding Disciplinary Board. “This due process mechanism needs institutional affirmation, which has informed this decision to legislate the UCMJ for the AFL. In view of the foregoing and consistent with the National Defense Act of 2008, which provides that all members of the AFL shall be subject to the UCMJ of the AFL– which provides for legal obligations and protection for members of the AFL, as other citizens of Liberia, I ask for timely enactment into law of this instrument by the National Legislature.”The Bill was sent to the Committee on Judiciary chaired by Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney G. Sherman and the H. Dan Morais-chaired Committee on Foreign Affairs to report to Plenary in two weeks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool not buckling under City pressure – Guardiola

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not believe title rivals Liverpool are crumbling under the pressure of the title race © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not believe Liverpool’s recent stumbles in the title race have been the result of mounting pressure applied by his side.City leapfrogged Jurgen Klopp’s men to the top of the table on goal difference by winning at Everton on Wednesday, just a week after Liverpool blew the chance to move seven points clear. Liverpool still have a game in hand with both sides locked on 62 points, but back-to-back draws against Leicester and West Ham have allowed City right back into the race.City are at home to Chelsea on Sunday in a match Guardiola described as “a final”. They could kick-off back in second place as Liverpool host Bournemouth on Saturday.“Tomorrow they play before us, I think things are going to change. The pressure,” said Guardiola.“Liverpool are exceptional, I don’t have the feeling, Klopp, Virgil van Dijk feel the pressure, (Roberto) Firmino, (Mohamed) Salah, (Sadio) Mane.“I feel they play good and try to win the games, I think they’ll be there till the end and we have to be there to win our games.”Guardiola will have the luxury of recalling Kevin de Bruyne against his old side on Sunday after leaving the Belgian on the bench at Goodison Park in midweek.De Bruyne came on in the final stages to set up Gabriel Jesus’s second goal in a 2-0 City win, but Guardiola is wary of overplaying his side’s player of the year last season after two long injury layoffs this season with knee problems.– ‘Be careful’ –“There are times when team-mates are in better condition, in football what you have done in the past – you have to do it again in future,” said Guardiola.“We try to control the players, he played the last two. At Everton (on Wednesday), a few minutes, I want him to play as much as possible.“He went out for five minutes and he was incredible. I want him to sustain that for a long time. When you’re out a long time, I don’t want him playing game, game, game.”Aymeric Laporte got City’s opener against Everton, but the French centre-back has had to deputise at left-back in recent matches because of Benjamin Mendy’s continued absence with a knee injury.Aymeric Laporte scored against Everton but has been playing out of position © AFP / Paul ELLISMendy has played just 27 minutes of football since November 11 and Guardiola conceded that it could yet be some time before the French World Cup winner is fully match-fit.“He’s injured, it’s not easy, meniscus,” said Guardiola. “He needs to re-adapt, it’s not that if you start training in two days you are fit, he has to handle the effort we are putting on him – he has to be careful.”A social media post from Mendy suggesting he was in Hong Kong even drew an expletive when Guardiola was asked about his whereabouts.However, Mendy later confirmed he was in fact in Barcelona, which the club were aware of, to receive treatment on his injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgSenior Citizens Christmas Dinner PartyThe annual St. Vincent De Paul dinner party will take place on Sun 02nd Dec with Mass at 6pm in St. Patrick’s Church, followed by a meal and music in the hall. To book contact Mathew O’ Kane on 074 9134104 or Michael Mc Namee on 074 9134163.Drumkeen Youth Club Youth Club this Fri 30th Nov back to its usual slot of 7:30-9:30pm. Thanks to everyone who bought/sold our Christmas draw tickets, the draw takes place on 12th Dec and all winners will be published in the notes.DATE FOR YOUR DAIRY: We are having our “BIG CHRISTMAS DISCO” on Sat 15th Dec in the hall from 4:30-6:00pm. All welcome, lots of games and fun things to do, Adm €3, more details next week.Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group which meets every Monday night in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m.!All welcome! Drumkeen Old School ReunionTickets are now available for The Drumkeen Old School Reunion dinner dance which will take place on 04th Aug. 2013 in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, so if you’re looking for a Christmas present for your Mum, Dad, grandparents, brother or sister, then why not treat them to a ticket to the biggest event of 2013. You could also make it a family reunion and book a table for all your kin folk. Tables of 8 and 10 available. Contact Josie 0872168176, Maeve 086 3940761, Andrena 087 1369788, John 0857538575 or Henry on 087 2914267 for details.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 21st Nov 02, 04, 19, 21. No jackpot winner 1 Match 3Numbers €100 Cathal Mc Connell, Dunfanaghy. Next weeks jackpot €3,650 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP for Letterkenny & StranorlarThere will be no meetings for the above group in December or January (but present members are welcomed to attend the Group Christmas Dinner at Villa Rose, Ballybofey on Friday 7th December by confirming your name with Jude)Meetings will resume in February – 1st Wednesday of each month in St. Conals, Letterkenny 7pm to 8.30pm and 1st Friday each month in Millbrae Health Centre, Stranorlar 6.30 to 8.30pm. New members welcome. If you would like further information on the group or the condition, please feel free to contact the following : Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on Facebook [email protected] or 086 3945008 (after 7pm)Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand Practice this Tue 27th in the hall @ 7.00pm. all new members welcome. Age 11 to 91 years. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!!Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: November 25th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more