Appeal for President Weah to Mandate a War Crimes Court for Liberia

first_imgDear President George M. Weah:Please accept our best wishes of the New Year as your administration enters another year as the very first administration to ascend to power through a peaceful transition after nearly 75 years since Liberia gained her independence as a sovereign republic in 1847! We recognize the enormity of the challenges that lie ahead of your administration in strengthening the foundations of our still very fragile democracy and ensuring that Liberia remains on a sustained trajectory of peace and development. It is only by creating such peaceful environment that all of its people who inhabit the 43,000 square miles that form our political landscape, can live in peace and benefit from the wealth of the land that our heavenly father has endowed our nation with. If for nothing else, we want to beseech you to work hard at protecting the peace and ensuring that justice prevails for all, which you can appreciate in the long run as a defining legacy of your administration.  Our foremost purpose of writing you, Mr. President, is to call your attention to the issue of justice for the victims of the Liberian civil war, and to remind you of the promise and commitment you made years ago to the people of Liberia to make this a signature policy issue were you to be blessed to shepherd the state of affairs of the nation.Mr. President, the Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL), is a 501c (3) human rights advocacy organization based in the United States. Since our formation nearly ten years ago, our singular mission has been to raise awareness and draw attention to the plight of an estimated 250 thousand Liberians, including foreign nationals, among which were five American nuns, who innocently lost their lives as a result of a senseless and brutal civil war perpetrated by a group of power-driven men and women whose only purpose was to forcibly wrought power and seek personal aggrandizement at the expense of the broad majority of the Liberian people. The war, started in 1989 and led by convicted war criminal Charles Taylor and his rebel faction of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), lasted for about fourteen years, claimed the lives of vulnerable women, children, the elderly and the disabled. Large scale massacres of civilians such as the massacre of 600 civilians seeking shelter at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, a designated Red Cross Center in Monrovia, punctuated the conflict, and systematic rape, torture, summary execution, and mutilation were common tools of warfare. Rather sadly, in the aftermath of this war, there has been no form of accountability for the perpetrators responsible for gross human rights violations in the country, while thousands of victims and their survivors are yet to experience justice. Our only goal is to see justice for these war victims, who were subject to crimes that shocked the entire world.Mr. President, as you are aware, the Liberian Civil War ended in 2003 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in Accra, Ghana. The United States, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the EU, the African Union, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Nigeria, and Ghana participated in the signing of the CPA. Pursuant to the CPA, the Liberian legislature established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 2005. The TRC recommended that an Extraordinary Criminal Court be established in Liberia expressly to prosecute those who committed serious crimes against humanity during the civil war. Since its recommendation, your predecessor, Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, cleverly and intentionally turned a blind eye and refused to implement the TRC recommendations. We want to encourage you not to pursue similar path as your predecessor, as it is inimical to our fragile peace. Rather, we urge you to be different and purse a path that would lead to the full implementation of the TRC report. Mr. President, Liberia’s refusal to implement the TRC recommendations undermines two cardinal norms that are important to world peace and the advancement of democracy: A treaty obligation and prosecution for crimes committed against humanity. Accordingly, a treaty and/or a peace accord imposes a responsibility on all signatories and participants. Liberia CPA is unique in this respect: Liberia and its people count on the signatories to the CPA to ensure that the accord is implemented to the letter.  Stability in Liberia also counts on the development of rule of law, which includes prosecutions for the most serious crimes. Several successful prosecutions of Liberian war criminals have already moved ahead in the U.S., including the prosecution of Charles Taylor’s son, Chuckie Taylor, for torture, and the recent immigration fraud convictions of Mohammed “Jungle Jabbah” Jabbateh and former Minister of Defense to Charles Taylor, Thomas Woewiyu.  These cases signal that justice is possible for Liberians, and Liberia is now able to prosecute its own criminals. In addition, Mr. President, you are quite aware that more than 76 human rights organizations, Liberians and American organizations wrote a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Committee requesting justice for Liberia’s war victims. In July 2018, United Nations Human Rights Committee made recommendations for the government of Liberia to address past human rights violations. The Government of Liberia has yet to respond to the UN recommendations while war crimes perpetrators continued to threaten victims and campaigners in the country. President Weah, viewed from this perspective, we are appealing to your office to introduce a bill in the Liberian legislature as soon as possible, that will mandate that the current Liberian government establishes a war crimes court in Liberia to prosecute Liberian Warlords and their henchmen. There are many Senators and Representatives who have expressed their willingness to support such a bill if initiated by you. Please seize the moment and listen to the voices of the people! We are convinced that the passage of such bill will add the full weight of the international community to support you in this undertaking. We are humbly entreating you to call for, demand, obtain the establishment of war crimes court for Liberia and the full implementation of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners’ Report. It is our hope that this letter appeals to your conscience and claims your urgent attention and action. We urge you to please seize this historic moment in your presidency and rise to the occasion!Sincerely,Lovetta G, TugbehExecutive Director, CJLCc: Hon. Albert Chie, Senate Pro-TemporeHon. Bhopal Chambers, Speaker, House of RepresentativesU.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on AfricaU.S. Congress Subcommittee on AfricaUS Department of StateHuman Rights OrganizationsInternational News MediaAfrican MediaUnited NationsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Killer jailed for 25 years for Sparendaam murder

first_imgIt was a dismal time in the courtroom of Justice James-Bovell Drakes on Friday after the High Court Judge handed down a 25-year prison sentence to Junior Anthony Henry called “Oswald” for the murder of 22-year-old Michael Hamilton, who was shot dead on October 7, 2013, at Sparendaam Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara.Jailed: Junior HenryHenry was found guilty almost two weeks ago for the murder of Hamilton, whom he shot during a heated argument over a female.A probation report presented in court revealed that Henry’s grandmother, prior to the incident, was informed of several instances in which the deceased would threaten and “chase” the convicted man away whenever he would visit his child’s mother’s home. Moreover several reports to the police where futile.Nevertheless, Henry in the said report expressed remorse for the crime committed and acknowledged that a mother has lost her son, he also begged for the court’s mercy as he is a father of two young children.The State was represented by Sarah Martin in association with Tuanna Hardy while a convicted Henry was represented by Lyndon Amsterdam and Latoya Roberts.Justice Drakes, after handing down the aforementioned prison sentence, advised Henry to let that incident be a lesson to improve himself. He went on to say that Henry will be eligible for parole after serving 15 of the total years given.Police reports had revealed that Hamilton was shot in the chest and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The crime had stemmed over altercations between the deceased and the convict regarding a female, who is said to be the girlfriend of the now dead man.last_img read more

CCJ President urges President, Opposition Leader to resolve deadlock

first_imgChancellor/CJ appointments…says non-appointments a “serious concern”Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), is calling on Guyana’s political leaders to urgently resolve their issues and appoint a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief Justice for Guyana’s courts. He has said this current impasse has implications for the proper running of the Guyana courts.Following a session of interaction with the private sector at the Pegasus Hotel on Thursday, Justice Saunders told reporters that the delay in making these substantive appointments of key judicial personnel is a matter of “serious concern”.“Guyana has not had a Chancellor for 13 years, since Chancellor [Desiree] Bernard demitted office to become a Judge of the CCJ. Since then, there have been persons acting in that position… We are outsiders to Guyana’s politicalOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeosystem, but we are entitled to express views we have that directly concern the administration of justice. But ultimately, it’s a matter for the Guyana political directorate, and I just wish that steps be taken to resolve those issues,” the newly appointed CCJ President asserted.President David Granger had nominated Justice Kenneth Benjamin and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards for the substantive posts of Chancellor and Chief Justice respectively. However, following a meeting with Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo earlier this year, at which the nominations were discussed, and after the Opposition Leader had done his due diligence, the president’s nomineesCCJ President, Adrian Saunderswere rejected. There has since not been any consensus between the two political leaders on the matter.Article 127 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states, “The Chancellor and the Chief Justice shall each be appointed by the President, acting after obtaining the agreement of the Leader of the Opposition.”Being cognisant of current Constitutional requirements in making such appointments, Justice Saunders has posited that the Guyanese authorities may want to revisit the procedure that obtains.“That formula is likely to throw up this kind of situation, and so perhaps some attention should be given to perhaps whether that is an appropriate formula; or ifPresident David Grangerthe formula is to be kept, what other mechanisms should be put in place to break a deadlock. But for the country to not have a Chancellor — and it has implications for the Chief Justice as well, because it just cascades down for that length of time — it’s just not right,” he posited, while noting that it is not his place to say what measures should be put in place to break the deadlock.While the two Guyanese leaders are expected to continue discussions on the nominations, the local legal fraternity, including the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), has called for the substantive appointments of acting Chancellor Justice Cummings-Edwards and acting Chief Justice, Justice Roxane George.However, the Head of State has dismissed these calls, saying that he went through the Constitutional process and recommended a candidate.last_img read more

Huskies playing home and home series against Navigators this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be in action for a pair of games this weekend.The Pups will be facing off agianst the North Peace Navigators for game three and four of the NWJHL semi-final. The Huskies are currently tied 1-1 against the Navs, after winning game one on the road on Monday night 5-3, before dropping the second game on home ice on Wednesday night 4-2.The puck drops at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. That game can be streamed on the Huskies’ Ustream page. The Dogs return to the North Peace Arena on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Loney’s bat comes alive

first_imgLoney’s spot on the team probably depends more on something far beyond his control. After all, the first thing the Dodgers must have if they are to keep Loney is a roster spot to put him in. And that probably hinges on keeping only 11pitchers, something the club likely will do because it won’t need a fifth starter until April10. “That helps his cause, just like it helps Andy La Roche’s cause and Matt Kemp’s cause,” Colletti said. “We know (Loney) can hit, and we know first base won’t be a problem for him. But certainly, his ability to be versatile defensively will also help make his case.” Loney made his major- league debut and had three callups last season, interspersed with a run at Triple-A Las Vegas in which he won the Pacific Coast League batting title by posting an average (.380) that was 43 points better than anyone else’s. But Loney also hit only eight home runs in 366 minor-league at-bats last season in a league where almost every ballpark is hitter-friendly. Saito returns: Closer Takashi Saito, who has been limited in running, but not in throwing by a strained right calf, finally made his spring debut, pitching a scoreless fifth inning. The double by Bennett that Loney misjudged was the only hit allowed by Saito, who didn’t get to test his calf because he wasn’t involved in any defensive plays. Cutting remark: Although he previously said the camp roster probably wouldn’t be pared down until March 15, Dodgers manager Grady Little now says the first round of cuts might come later this week. “With 58 players, it’s going to get harder to get enough work for everyone,” Little said. tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Loney played the entire game, going 3 for 3 with a walk to raise his spring average to .421 and his on-base percentage to .500. But he also played the first five innings in right field, his first appearance there this spring – but in no way his last – and he looked utterly lost. In the first, Loney got a late jump on a fly ball by Scott Rolen, allowing it to fall in front of him for a key hit in what became a four-run inning for the Cardinals. Loney later let another ball hit by Rolen fall just to the foul side of the line, and then broke in on a routine fly ball by Gary Bennett that flew over his head and rolled to the wall. VERO BEACH, Fla. – James Loney was talking, laughing and trying to be analytical after the daytime half of Wednesday’s Grapefruit League doubleheader, so there was no doubt he was alive. But the dark, orange circles ringing his irises made him look like one of the zombies from “Night of the Living Dead.” The Dodgers first-base prospect was wearing sunglass- tinted contact lenses, one of the latest innovations in optical wear. But even on a blindingly bright afternoon when the Dodgers fell 11-1 to the world champion St. Louis Cardinals in front of 4,525 at Holman Stadium, those uber-cool shades didn’t help Loney see any more clearly into his immediate future. center_img In fairness to Loney, it was a bad afternoon to be playing an unfamiliar position. “I don’t think this was a fair day to judge him,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “It was windy, and it was a tough sky.” Still, the ability to play multiple positions might end up being a deciding factor in whether Loney – the man who came to spring training perched more squarely on the proverbial bubble than any other Dodgers player – makes this club. “They haven’t really talked to me about it, but I want to do the best I can do out there,” said Loney, 22, the club’s first-round pick in the 2002 amateur draft. “What I need to work on is (tracking) balls hit from that angle.” Ultimately, though, it might not matter. last_img read more

USC has look of a team that’s lost its way

first_imgThe Trojans were favored by 37-to-41 points and that was a conservative spread. So much for spreads. “It just shows it doesn’t matter,” said USC coach Pete Carroll. “That’s sports.” That’s why they play the games. “That’s how it works,” Carroll said. How it works is Stanford can float back to Palo Alto without the cost of plane fare. “This means a whole new world for us,” cheered Erik Lorig, the Cardinal defensive end from Peninsula High in Palos Verdes. To say he was excited was an understatement. He was having a hard time stringing two sentences together as he jumped up and down and celebrated with his teammates. “Everybody came to play,” he said. “We wanted the best and we got the best.” The Trojans also wanted the best. They got the worst, which was what they deserved for letting Stanford hang around and hang around until Pritchard and senior wide receiver Mark Bradford came up with the big plays at the end. Pritchard has good blood lines. The young hero from Tacoma, Wash. is the nephew of Jack Thompson, known as the Throwin’ Samoan when he was Washington State’s quarterback. Carroll took the loss without any show of bitterness or anger. “The guys who play the best win,” he said. “And they did. They played better than we did.” Period. Case closed. USC has a ton of talent. It could stock an expansion franchise in the NFL. It is not playing to that level. Not even close. Too many mistakes. Too many blown assignments. Too many penalties. Too many missed blocks. Too many dropped passes. Too many Trojans not getting the job done. Asked what was going through his mind after the loss, senior defensive end Lawrence Jackson (Inglewood High) did not blink. “The first thing is the season is not over,” he said. “Yeah, we lost. We just need to band together like brothers and find a way to get back on the right track.” Well-said. It was what senior leaders should say. It is the attitude USC needs to salvage a season before it is lost. A season that right now has the Trojans looking as if they will be in the unfamiliar position of being underdogs when they play Oct. 27 at Oregon and Nov. 10 at California. What the Trojans have to do is stop playing like little brothers who have no other choice but to get pushed around. Let Cal and Oregon thoughts sink. A week ago today, USC remained No. 1 in the country. Right now they look no better than No. 3 in the Pacific-10 Conference. Things were so bad Saturday, Carroll said, that he missed when he tried to slam dunk his chewing gum into a trash can. The margin of defeat was a blocked USC point after touchdown. “That happened during the week,” Carroll said softly. But it was more than that one bungled play. Much more. “We played so miserably,” he said. It felt that way because it was that way. Typically, John David Booty, the Trojan quarterback, will be recipient of the heat because he, well, he’s the quarterback and he threw four interceptions. Three drops in the first quarter threw him off his rhythm. Receivers breaking patterns off probably caused at least two interceptions. But blame it on the quarterback if it makes you happy. Booty will not blame his receivers. He never gives them up. Nor did he mention a cracked bone on his throwing hand. The offensive line also did Booty no favors. This goes double for the tackles and tight ends. They allowed Booty to be sacked four times. At least they were consistent. They did not open holes for the running backs. “Our defense played great,” receiver Patrick Turner said. He was correct. USC’s offense not only wore down Booty, it wore down the defense. There was a we-let-them-down look on Turner’s face. “Things just did not go our way,” he said of the offense and the final score. Championship teams make things go their way. Mwsptcol@aol.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was the end of a 35-game winning streak in the Coliseum for USC. Fair-weather USC fans reacted by booing the Trojans. You thought Appalachian State upsetting Michigan was big. This was bigger. Really. Appalachian State is a I-AA power with a strong record against D-I schools. Stanford is a D-I school that had the look of a I-AA wannabe. And not a good I-AA wannabe. The Cardinal came to play with a 1-3 record. Worse yet, their starting quarterback Tavita Pritchard is a redshirt freshman who had played in one game, thrown two passes and competed one for 10 yards in his abbreviated college career. The coaches were wrong when they voted USC No. 1 in their poll when the sports writers and sportscasters, in their infinite wisdom, dropped the Trojans to No. 2. Now we know the writers and talkers also were wrong. Way wrong. That was painfully clear to the Trojans, and everyone else, on an otherwise beautiful Saturday afternoon in the Coliseum when Stanford upset them, 24-23. last_img read more

Seaweed clothing may just be cotton

first_imgLululemon executives said they had not independently tested the VitaSea material to see whether it lived up to the claims on Lululemon’s tags. Instead, it trusted the claims of its suppliers, executives said. Wilson added that the company probably did not have enough money to test the material back when it started using it 18 months ago. When asked about Lululemon’s product tags and the claims about vitamins and minerals, he said: “That’s coming from the manufacturer. If you feel the fabric, it feels a lot different.” Analysts said it is the responsibility of the companies to test all of their products. “It’s frankly up to the companies to do sporadic product-quality tests to make sure everything is being manufactured to the parameters they set,” said Sharon Zackfia, an analyst who covers Lululemon at William Blair & Co., an investment firm based in Chicago. “At the end of the day, it’s Lululemon’s name on the line.” Zackfia spoke in general terms about Lululemon’s responsibility to check products, and she was not told about the two lab tests of VitaSea. She rates Lululemon shares as outperforming the market and said she expects the company’s number of stores in the United States to climb to 100 by the end of 2009. Lululemon went public in July, and by October the company’s stock climbed to $60 from $25. Since then, the stock has fallen to $42. Analysts said the company seems to have found a lucrative niche selling athletic clothes wrapped in feel-good messages about friendship, love and life. The company generated $148.9million in sales last year. Lululemon, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has more than 40 stores and showrooms in the United States. The company calls its store clerks “educators,” its customers “guests,” and it prints the company’s “manifesto” on its bright red shopping bags. The manifesto includes messages such as, “Stress is related to 99percent of all illness,” “Friends are more important than money,” and “Coke, Pepsi and all other pops will be known as the cigarettes of the future. Colas are not a substitute for water. They are just another cheap drug made to look great by advertising.” Lululemon has done little advertising of its own, and, instead, its products have become popular by word of mouth and recommendations from local yoga instructors who serve as the company’s “ambassadors” in new locations. Customers have been asking questions about the VitaSea fabric, said Deanne Schweitzer, Lululemon’s director for products and design, adding that the company would test the fabric in the future. “We will be diving in deeper, so that our educators on the floor can answer those tough questions,” Schweitzer said. “Right now, we are relying on the mill and SeaCell’s information.” SeaCell is owned by a German company called Smartfiber. Smartfiber provides scientific documents on its Web site about the effects of the SeaCell fibers, but it also says on its site that SeaCell assumes no liability about the accuracy of the information. SeaCell uses seaweed from the coast of Ireland to create its fibers, said Gerhard Neudorfer, sales and marketing director for SeaCell. He said the company stands behind its scientific studies. A spokeswoman for Lululemon would not name the fabric companies that it has hired to use SeaCell in its VitaSea fabric. Sports apparel sales are growing more quickly than the overall apparel category, totaling nearly $15.3billion in the year that ended in September, according to the NPD Group. More sports companies are innovating with fabrics, said Mark Sullivan, the group editor for the trade publication Textile Intelligence. “As a buzz starts to develop around this stuff, you’re going to have companies throwing around buzz words here,” Sullivan said. One customer outside a Lululemon store in Chicago said he would not stop buying VitaSea clothing, even if tests disproved Lululemon’s claims. “I couldn’t care less because it is so comfortable,” said David Wilkinson, 49.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Seaweeds have known vitamins and minerals, and we searched specifically for those vitamins, and we didn’t see them,” said Carolyn J. Otten, director for specialized services at Chemir Analytical Services, a lab in Maryland Heights, Mo., that tested a sample of VitaSea. When told about the findings, Lululemon’s founder said he could not dispute them. “If you actually put it on and wear it, it is different from cotton,” said Dennis Wilson, Lululemon’s founder, chief product designer and board chairman. “That’s my only test of it.” The shirt tested by The Times was labeled as being made of 70percent cotton, 6percent spandex and 24percent of the seaweed fiber. An investor who is shorting Lululemon’s stock – betting that its price will fall – provided Chemir’s test results to The New York Times. The Times then commissioned a second lab, the McCrone Group, to test a blue racer-back tank top made with Lululemon’s VitaSea against a gray J.Crew T-shirt. McCrone, which is based in Westmont, Ill., likewise could not detect any seaweed-specific components. Though the labs could not absolutely rule out a trace of seaweed, they could not, using sensitive testing methods, substantiate Lululemon’s claims. The tests raise obvious questions about Lululemon’s marketing. Consumers generally pay more for high-tech sportswear, and companies such as Lululemon are trying to capitalize on consumer interest in organic materials. “Consumers expect and trust companies to be honest with them,” said Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League, a nonprofit organization and advocate for consumers. Lululemon Athletica has been a standout performer on Wall Street since it went public in July, thanks to the popularity of its costly yoga and other workout clothes, which are made with unusual materials, including bamboo, silver, charcoal, coconut and soybeans. One of its lines is called VitaSea, and the company says it is made with seaweed. The fabric, according to product tags, “releases marine amino acids, minerals and vitamins into the skin upon contact with moisture.” Lululemon, which has received positive media coverage for its fabrics, also says the VitaSea clothing reduces stress and provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, hydrating and detoxifying benefits. There is one problem with its VitaSea claims, however. Some of them might not be true. The New York Times commissioned a laboratory test of a Lululemon shirt made of VitaSea, and reviewed a similar test performed at another lab, and both came to the same conclusion: There was no significant difference in mineral levels between the VitaSea fabric and cotton T-shirts. In other words, the labs found no evidence of seaweed in the Lululemon clothing. last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL CELEBRATES AS NORTH WEST NAMED EUROPEAN GOLF DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

first_imgDONEGAL is celebrating today after being voted European winners as part of a North West effort to promote the county as a golf destination.The International Association of Golf Tour Operators hosted their annual Awards Ceremony recently in Valencia, Spain and flying the flag for Ireland was North & West Coast Links Golf who won the coveted award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011”. Representatives from Rosapenna and Ballyliffen golf clubs were there.You can watch the announcement on our video.DDTV: DONEGAL CELEBRATES AS NORTH WEST NAMED EUROPEAN GOLF DESTINATION OF THE YEAR was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubChristmas Hamper.On Sunday 9th December the gents of Portsalon Golf Club will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. Members as asked to record their names on the time sheet A draw will take place on the Sunday morning for tee times. Due to the large entry the shotgun start will be at 10.30 a.m.. Gaeltacht League.On Saturday last the Portsalon Gaeltacht League team entertained Cloughaneely golf club. The Portsalon team came away with six and half matches to Cloughaneeley’s one and half matches. Having now played three matches Portsalon have 37 points. The remaining matches is a home match against Dunfanaghy and away matches against Rosapenna and Nairn/Portnoo golf clubs. EventsOn Saturday 8th December there is agents open competition. On Sunday 9th the traditional Christmas hamper takes place and on Wednesday 12th a gents open stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.Christmas Party NightSean Mc Gettigan is putting the final touches together for these seasons Portsalon’s Christmas Party. The event will take place on Friday 21st December in the clubhouse. For further details and tickets for this prestigious event contact Sean Mc Gettigan on 074 9159459ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open competition played on 28th November was Tony Morrison (16) 39 points, runner up Dom Ponsomby (7) Letterkenny37 points, gross Dessie Ferry (10) Letterkenny 27 points, third Michael Leonard (12) 36 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Saturday the winner of the members competition was Cathal Toland (12) 36 points. On Sunday there was a members competition and this was reduced to a 18 hole competition as there was a service to unveil a plaque in memory of those who lost their lives on the HMS Saldanha. There was a good turnout despite the poor weather and the club Captain D P Logue unveiled the plaque which is located adjacent to the bridge on the 18th .Christmas Golfing events. Portsalon Golf Club have just announced their golfing schedule for the Christmas/New Year. Events get underway on Wednesday 26th with a ladies and gents open, Thursday 27th a gents open , Friday 28th four ball betterball any combination, Saturday 30th Ladies and Gents open, Sunday members competition, Monday 31st Gents open, Tuesday 1st January Ladies and Gents open, Wednesday 2nd Gents open. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com to make sure of your golfing times over the Christmas holiday period.Golf DigestThe Portsalon members are eagerly awaiting the Golf Digest top 100 courses in Ireland listings which should be issued shortly.Sympathy The Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Tony Kingston the sudden death of his brother Willie. May he rest in peace.Portsalon BookA reminder that Sean Mc Cormack is currently gathering information for the next edition of the Portsalon Book.It is planned to have the book with the printers in early January. So if you have any old photographs or stories of interest please forward to Sean.New MembersPortsalon Golf Club are offering an attractive deal for new member, for further details contact the clubhouse on 0749159459Local Rule-Stakes and RopesAll members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only was is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

Crystal Palace boss admits he was surprised West Ham sold ‘important’ Kouyate

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