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CDC Probes 2 Partisans for Double Registration

first_img(From Left) CDC Ad Hoc election chairman Jefferson Koijee. Incumbent Rep. Julius Berrian faces probe by CDC investigator, Atty. Phil DixonBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has formally launched an investigation of two of its partisans for double registration – at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest in the October 10 Legislative Elections as independent candidates and for the CDC primary elections under the party’s ticket.The Coalition named Montserrado County District #10 incumbent Representative Julius Berrian and Montserrado County District #7 representative aspirant, Mrs. Kebbeh Collins, as the two partisans.The chairman of the CDC’s primary election commission, Jefferson Koijee, told journalists yesterday at the party’s headquarters that double registration is a “double standard,” and is against the Coalition’s ethics.Koijee, who is Ad Hoc election chairman and president of the Revolutionary National Youth League, disclosed that Atty. Phil Dixon will begin the probe today (June 13) at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town.“If they are found guilty, they will be automatically disqualified from the party’s primary,” Koijee said.Meanwhile, he said the CDC Youth League has written President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to commend her for her decisive action to actualize the outcome of audits conducted at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, with particular emphasis on the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI).In its letter to the President, a copy of which is in the possession of this newspaper, the CDC urged her to call up from abroad others who are named in the audit report, as she did with Maritime boss Dr. James Kollie.“By standing up to the likes of Dr. James Kollie, you show that it is still possible for you to respond to the squandering of national resources. History will record your actions. We can only hope that you do more like this, and have no sacred cows. That is why we believe it is important to go further in supporting the findings of the audit,” Koijee said.“There are others also mentioned in the report, some of whom have left the government while others are abroad for studies. They too need to respond. They too need to restitute where necessary and be prosecuted where appropriate. Those outside the nation must be made to return, while those within must remain in Liberia, without traveling to prove explanations in support of every investigative process required by law.”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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Boeing Co. earnings rest on 737s, 777s

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe 787, which is to enter service in 2008 after flight testing in the second half of next year, helped the momentum with 54 orders for a total of 350 in two years. But the company turned a $692 million profit and posted a 12 percent revenue gain without it, overcoming a rare sub-par showing by its defense business. “The 787 provides reassurance for customers to see them committed to a future family of planes, but in terms of revenue it’s the 737 and the 777” that are behind the recent resurgence, said Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia. The 787 is just “the icing on the cake” for now, he said. The world’s No. 2 commercial jet manufacturer served evidence that last year’s banner year of 1,022 orders, while unlikely to be duplicated, was no aberration as it tries to catch rival Airbus SAS. Boeing booked 176 orders in the first three months of 2006 and has more than doubled its backlog from a year ago. “Clearly, the 787 continues to generate outstanding customer interest,” Bell said in a conference call. “Our success in the marketplace has enabled us to continue to add to our very large commercial airplane backlog, which is now grown to $132 billion.” But he stressed the ongoing success of the 737, which generated 72 of Boeing’s 98 commercial-jet deliveries and its 5,000th overall during the quarter. “We’re just enjoying the success of the 737,” Bell said. “That model is doing extremely well.” While some on Wall Street appeared disappointed that Boeing hadn’t raised its guidance, sending its share price slightly lower, there were no visible signs the company’s recovery in the commercial airplane market has run out of fuel. “The upturn looks pretty solid and consistent for the next year or two,” Aboulafia said. “Beyond that, there are certainly valid questions, certainly about the strength of the domestic market. Until then, it looks solid.” Even though per-share earnings walloped Wall Street’s expectations, Boeing shares fell 20 cents to close at $84.91 on the New York Stock Exchange, two days after reaching their latest all-time high of $87.25. The stock has doubled in two years. Commercial airplane results were buoyed by its having delivered 28 more airplanes in the quarter than a year ago, propelling revenues to $7.1 billion. After 737s, the top seller was the 777, with 17 deliveries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – The fuel-conserving 787 is responsible for much of the buzz surrounding Boeing Co. these days. With the new jet still in development, though, it’s a pair of 20th-century models that are quietly carrying the load for the company’s suddenly high-flying commercial-airplane business. Strong sales of the world’s most popular airplane, as Chief Financial Officer James Bell referred to the single-aisle 737, and the wide-body 777 were a key to double-digit profit and revenue gains in Boeing’s first-quarter results released Wednesday. Earnings rose a better-than-expected 29 percent, led by a 48 percent jump in commercial-airplane revenues and a 10 percent rise in operating margins at the Seattle-based unit. It was the best such gain since at least the early 1990s. last_img read more