Anderson 100% Sure of Winning August 7 Election

first_imgThe embattled President of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) said he is confident of winning the August 7 election in spite of the misunderstanding between his leadership and some aggrieved stakeholders over the “legitimacy and expiration of tenure” of his administration.Mr. Anderson confirmed the certainty in the pending election which has been suspended four different times. He said as his statutory duty as the head of basketball, he is carrying out renovation of the Sports Commission that will last two weeks.The basketball boss said the “blank benches” would be changed to “concrete” and subsequently the entire Commission would be refurbished.He said the renovation is expected to precede the official closing of the 2013/2014 LBA League which is scheduled anytime in July.He said the LBA would adhere to 100% of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was on Wednesday, June 3, crafted at the Youth and Sports Ministry, on 19th Street Sinkor.According to the MOU, Congress is scheduled for Thursday – Friday, the 6th -7th of August, to be climaxed with elections.By Friday, July 3, the Election Commission should have been set up by Mr. Anderson in consultations with the Executive Committee, and the Commission would have responsibility to provide guidelines in consonance with the Constitution of the LBA.The Congressional documents would be distributed to the stakeholders in mid-July through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.“Forty nine stakeholders are expected to go to the polls, including 34 clubs and 15 members of the Executive Committee,” Mr. Anderson said. “We were able to reach a common ground for the 3rd division clubs, with eight clubs being accepted while six clubs dropped.”He added: “Only current presidents of clubs and members of the Executive Committee are eligible to contest the presidency.”Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr., having failed in previous negotiations, including the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), initiated the reconciliation for the third time.It may be recalled that Minister Yonton banned basketball activities and wrote FIBA-Africa for intervention.The aggrieved stakeholders raised five issues, which include: the violation of the constitution of the LBA by the ongoing president, Mr. Rufus Anderson; the failure to holding elections on the fourth year.Another contention was that clubs which didn’t participate in the immediate past basketball league season should be scrapped and the leadership should publish listing of teams eligible for congress.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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Kerry says summit will seek global action to protect oceans

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that he will “try to coalesce global action around the oceans” next week by hosting an international summit aimed at curbing overfishing, pollution and chemical changes spurred by rising carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.The two-day conference, which will begin Monday and include officials from 80 countries, represents the Obama administration’s highest-profile effort to address human influence on oceans. Kerry has spearheaded the effort, recording a video (see above) that urges individuals to take personal action to protect the sea and marshaling commitments from political and corporate leaders.Senior administration officials have indicated that the United States will provide additional funding for marine research and for efforts to better monitor how the sea is becoming more acidic as it absorbs human-generated CO2 emissions. Some global leaders — including officials from small island states in the Pacific — will also announce the creation of protected marine areas and initiatives to manage plastic waste and promote sustainable seafood.“We can do better science,” Kerry said. “We can do better monitoring.”David Balton, deputy assistant secretary for oceans and fisheries, said many technological and policy approaches to reducing nutrient runoff, plastic debris, illegal fishing and other ills already exist.“There are solutions out there. Often the missing ingredient has been political will,” Balton said. “We’re hoping to build political will toward these solutions.”A handful of world leaders will attend the conference, including Prince Albert of Monaco and Anote Tong and Tommy Remengesau, the presidents of the Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Palau, respectively. U.S. President Barack Obama will not attend the conference but will send a video message, aides said.The administration is enlisting the help of corporate officials such as Bumble Bee Foods chief executive Chris Lischewski, who has worked with scientists and environmentalists on measures to protect tuna, and Legal Seafoods chief executive Roger Berkowitz, who has mocked the idea of sustainability by serving some overfished species at his restaurant.“We tried to invite a really broad swath of folks,” said Catherine Novelli, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, referring to Berkowitz’s participation. “We have to have everybody come here. We have to have everyone on the bandwagon to go in the right direction.”Novelli said she is confident that the meeting will yield a “very tangible set of initiatives,” as well as a plan of action with steps that can be measured over time. In organizing the conference, she said, she did not meet “anybody who says this is an insoluble problem.”“There’s nobody throwing up their hands,” she said.© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate’s rallying crylast_img read more