Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A three-man Ad-Hoc Election Commission of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has set elections for Friday, November 29, 2013 at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC).The Ad-Hoc Election Commission is headed by Cllr. Sylvester Rennie with John T. Petiquoi and Horatio Bobby Willie as members.Contestants are: President, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Technical Affairs, Treasurer and Financial Secretary and the elections will be conducted on a secret ballot without a proxy vote.Cllr. Rennie, former deputy chief referee of the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday that upon the publication of the active and eligible voters, anyone with any complaints against the published listing should file a formal complaint with the Election Commission November 13-17, 2013.“Only members of the LAF who active and eligible based on the listing shall be eligible to contest and vote during the elections, and in the case there is a complaint, the Adhoc Election Commission will hear the complaint, if any from the 18th to the 19th of November and make a determination not later than November 20,” Cllr. Rennie said.He added: “Only an active and eligible club or affiliate organization will be allowed to field a single candidate to contest either of the positions and registration process begins November 15, 2013, while the deadline for receiving applications for the positions to be contested is November 22, 2013 at 12midnight.”Cllr. Rennie, who is also the Vice President for Administration of LNOC and Chairman of the Arbitration Committee said according to Section 4 of the Ad-Hoc Elections Commission Guidelines, candidates should include a non-refundable registration fee of U$300, U$250, U$200 and U$150 in the letter of application and address letter to the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Elections Commission.“The list of qualified candidates will be published on November 23, 2013 and campaign begins the following day, November 24 and ends on November 28, 2013 at 12midnight,” Cllr. Rennie said.
The first Tlingit language immersion program has ended after a week of activities in Sitka.The Sitka Sentinel reports that things wrapped up Saturday for the 63 language speakers that traveled from across Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 to attend the workshops.Program organizer Heather Powell says there are only about 100 Tlingit speakers total.Participants made traditional drums, performed plays and puppet shows of Tlingit legends and discussed correct pronunciation, vocabulary and structure.Most activities were in the Mt. Edgecumbe High School student union building. Language teachers were paired with learners for most activities. The group played bingo entirely in the Tlingit language on Thursday.The Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Sealaska Heritage and Sitka Native Education Program have helped create the immersion program.
As New England licks it’s wounds from their Super Bowl loss to Philly, one of the most dumbfounding subplots from New England was the unexpected decision to sit cornerback, and Super Bowl XLIX hero, Malcolm Butler.After the game, New England Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia was asked nine times about the decision to sit Butler, and he didn’t have great answers. The future Lions head coach fell back on Patriot-speak about putting players in positions to succeed and personnel for specific defensive packages, but shed no light on the bizarre decision to sit a player who started 17 of 18 games during the season.It’s only a matter of time before the real story comes out and sheds more light on the Pats locker room division before the game. It’s probably not going to be pretty.