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Pres. Weah Signs Several Acts into Law

first_img…Including UN Convention Against Illicit Narcotic DrugsPresident George Weah has signed into law several Acts ratified by the Legislature, an Executive Mansion release has said.According to the release, the instruments signed on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, include the Act to Amend the Executive Law of Liberia to create a National Food and Feed Quality and Safety, the Financing Agreement Tree Crops Extension Project II (TCEP II) between Liberia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Act to Establish the Liberia Fertilizer Regulatory Division and an Act to Establish Liberia Plant Pesticides Regulatory Services Bureau.IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.Other Acts the President signed included the Act Ratifying the Minimum Convention 138, Economic Partnership Agreement between West African States, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on the one hand and the European Union (EU) and its members on the other; United Nations Convention Against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 and the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.The Ratified Acts passed are geared towards creating an enabling environment that will improve the government’s development plans and programs, in order to strengthen the country’s ailing economy and alleviate poverty amongst Liberians.For instance, according to the release, the purpose of the UN Convention Against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic is to promote co-operation among the Parties so that they may address more effectively the various aspects of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances having an international dimension.In carrying out their obligations under the Convention, the Parties shall take necessary measures, including legislative and administrative measures, in conformity with the fundamental provisions of their respective domestic legislative systems.Among other things, each party shall adopt such measures as may be necessary to establish as criminal offences under its domestic law, when committed intentionally: The production, manufacture, extraction; preparation, offering, offering for sale, distribution, sale, delivery on any terms whatsoever, brokerage, dispatch, dispatch in transit, transport, importation or exportation of any narcotic drug or any psychotropic substance contrary to the provisions of the 1961 Convention, the 1961 Convention as amended or the 1971 Convention.The cultivation of opium poppy, coca bush or cannabis plant for the purpose of the production of narcotic drugs contrary to the provisions of the 1961 Convention and the 1961 Convention as amended.The possession or purchase of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance for the purpose of any of the activities enumerated in above.The manufacture, transport or distribution of equipment, materials or of substances listed in Table I and Table II, knowing that they are to be used in or for the illicit cultivation, production or manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances.The organization, management or financing of any of the offences enumerated in the above categories.“The signed instruments take effect immediately upon printing into handbills by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the release said.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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Manchester City confirm the signing of striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea

first_img1 Wilfried Bony Manchester City have confirmed the signing of striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea.The Ivorian has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League champions after City agreed a deal worth around £30million with the Welsh club.“It’s a great feeling for me, it’s a big honour to be here and it’s a great challenge,” said Bony, who will not be available for his new club until after the Africa Cup of Nations.“As a player it’s always good to be part of one of the biggest clubs in the world and it’s a good opportunity for me to be in that situation now – I’m really proud. I felt excited to wait for this moment and now it’s come, it’s fantastic.“I think it’s a great decision for me – Manchester City is in the Champions League. You remember at the end of last season I said that if I want to move it will be to a team in the competition because it’s a great tournament that I really want to play in and one that I want to win.“It’s a motivation for me to give my maximum to be in that place. City is a big club with great players with a lot of experience; I believe we can do it.”Bony has been among the Premier League’s deadliest forwards since his arrival at Swansea in the summer of 2013 for a club-record fee of £12million.He scored 25 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions during his first season at the Liberty Stadium and has netted nine times already this term, with three of those goals coming against his new club.The 26-year-old will now hope to continue his fine record at City, where he will join a strikeforce that features Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic.City boss Manuel Pellegrini said of his new signing: “He is very difficult to mark because he is so strong.“He is an intelligent footballer who has skill and power. His goals record has been excellent since he came to England. He adapted very quickly to the game here and I think he will settle in at City quickly.“He will be a very good addition to our squad. We now have four top class strikers and I am looking forward to seeing them work together.”last_img read more

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CULINARY STUDENTS AT LYIT HAVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP!

first_imgA group of first year culinary arts students at LYIT put their chefs uniform shoe boxes to good use with the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.The Shoe Box appeal is an annual event, which ensures children living in extreme poverty are given presents at Christmas. The students filled shoe boxes with gifts which will be delivered to children living in Eastern Europe and Africa. For many of these children these are the only presents they will receive.Pictured is Ms Liz McKenzie, Programme Tutor with all the students giving the boxes to Ms Vanessa Purdy, Team Hope Donegal. Included in the photograph are Mairead O’Kane and Roisin McCormack of Students Support Services LYIT, Tanya Russell, LYIT Student Union Welfare Officer, Mr Tim Dewhirst, Programme Tutor an Mr Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.    CULINARY STUDENTS AT LYIT HAVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP! was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 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:culinary studentsLYIT< showbox appeallast_img read more