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Representative Aspirant ‘Linked’ to Juju Activity, But…

first_imgOne of the representative aspirants of Nimba County Electoral District #4, has been linked to juju activities as the 2017 presidential and legislative elections approach.The Twah River District aspirant, Lawrence Wortuah, said the accusation started weeks ago when the encumbent, Rep. Garrsion Yealue went on a local radio in Karnplay, and accused Wortuah of allegedly bringing a witch doctor to the contested district and also burying alive four roosters at four strategic areas in the district. On the other hand, Wortuah has accused Rep. Yealue of pocketing development money, and has therefore vowed to defeat him at the upcoming poll.The conflict landed in front of the chiefs of the district and a meeting was convened in Sou Kpeahplay Town in what was intended to bring the two men to smoke a peace pipe. The chiefs, without asking for evidence, fined Rep. Yealue L$5000 plus one bag of rice. The chiefs also fined Lawrence Wortuah LS7,500, according to the popular local Radio Kehgheaman (RKFM).In an interview on a local radio station, Rep. Yealue backtracked, saying, “if the case, involving the witch doctor was handled in court, he would have presented his witnesses, but once the chiefs called for harmonization, he has no alternative, but to agree with whatever decision the chiefs rendered.”When contacted via mobile phone on December 5, aspirant Wortuah said he has registered the case with the elders and would not make any comment.The political situation in Nimba County is getting crowded and intense with candidates leveling accusations of juju activities against each other.In the Twah River District alone, over 30 representative aspirants have reportedly declared their intentions to contest for the district’s representative job.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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Aging skaters reunite, raise money

first_imgLA MIRADA – Speed skating is probably not a sport people would typically associate with Southern California. But a dozen or so aging former champions of the sport have met annually for 18 years in La Mirada for a golf tournament to raise money for their De Morra Speed Skating Club – part of the larger Southern California Speed Skating Association. This year they met at Friday’s tournament “just to see who’s still walking,” but they no longer participate in the active fundraising, said former club President Bob Nelson, 69. The ages of the members range from late 50s to mid-70s. Only some of the members still skate, he added. The skaters had brought photos, old skates, helmets and medals to display in the clubhouse for the tournament. They told skating jokes and kidded each other, all of them younger looking than their advancing years. Nelson, a multiple medalist in various national and international championship competitions, said health problems of some of the older members reduced the size of this year’s reunion, held Friday. “This was a difficult year for getting us all here,” said Nelson, who lives in Whittier. “We had a death four or five weeks ago and our star, Bill Disney, was too ill to make it. “We’re all getting up there,” he added. Disney, 74, won a silver medal in the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley and competed in the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Nelson plans to enter “one more” competition for his age group – that’s next year’s National Championships in Salt Lake City. “I’ll skate religiously for six months to prepare for it,” said Nelson, who began speed skating when he was 16. “I’ve got the legs, I just don’t know if they still work like they used to.” Although the club has used golf to raise money for speed skating activities, Nelson said he didn’t understand the attraction to such a “slow” sport. “Golf takes too long, it’s too slow for me,” he laughed. “I’m a speed skater. I’m used to going 35 mph around an ice track.” Other skating title holders in the club include Greg Mokler, 58, who still holds the world record in the 440-yard event, set in 1972. It is a title he will always hold since distance measurements for speed skating now use the metric system, he said. Steve Prater, 56, won gold medals three times in the Nationals and twice in the U.S. Open Championships. He said California has emerged as a top producer of world-class skaters. “We’ve got year-round indoor skating and we jumped ahead of the curve in training techniques,” Prater said. Nelson said SCSSA has helped produce 36 national champions, 12 Olympians and numerous World Team members. Two Californians competed in last year’s Olympics in Turin, Italy, he said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Liverpool’s surprise defensive record, Man United’s assist machine and more – Premier League quiz

first_img Liverpool are winless in their last five matches in all competitions 1 Attentions return to the Premier League after a brief pause for European competition, and the this weekend is shaping up to be an important one for a number of top flight clubs.After being forced to settle for a draw against Ludogorets, Liverpool take on Stoke City desperate to halt a slide that has seen them go winless for the last five matches in all competitions.On Saturday evening, Chelsea will be looking to extend their club record unbeaten run as they head to the north east to face Sunderland – live and exclusive on talkSPORT, Saturday from 5pm.Then on Sunday, talkSPORT bring to you a mouth-watering clash from St Mary’s, as Southampton play host to Manchester City, live and exclusive from 1pm.To get you excited, we’ve put together another top notch Premier League themed quiz. Let us know how you get on below…About | Privacy | Termslast_img read more

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