UN Security Council Applauds Liberians for Peaceful Elections

first_imgUN Security Council in session (Courtesy: UN/Evan Schneider).Commends use of legal mechanism for resolution of disputes; wants timely conclusion of electionsThe UN Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media, for the peaceful conduct of October 10 presidential and House of Representatives elections.In a release issued in New York, the members of the Security Council commended international partners and UNMIL for their support in elections preparation and applauded the role of international, regional, and domestic election observation missions for their contributions to the transparency of the electoral process.They also commended Liberia’s National Elections Commission’s conduct in an expeditious tallying process and timely announcement of results.The members of the Security Council commended the Government of Liberia, political parties, and the National Elections Commission for the use of established legal mechanisms to address complaints about the conduct of the October 10 election.They called on Liberian claimants and institutions to resolve any disputes, including pending litigation, in an appropriate, fair, transparent, and expeditious manner with a view to permitting the timely conclusion of Liberia’s electoral process and a peaceful transition of power to a new president in accordance with timelines outlined in Liberia’s Constitution.The members of the Security Council called upon leaders of all political parties to continue to refrain from incitement of followers toward any violent action.They noted the importance of a credible and peaceful second round presidential election and called upon Liberians to ensure the elections are free, fair, credible, and transparent, including through the full participation of women.The Security Council reiterated that the responsibility for the preparation, security, and conduct of free, fair and transparent elections rests with the Liberian authorities.They also reiterated their call for international partners to continue to support the Liberian authorities, including through the deployment of international electoral observers, with a view to ensuring the credibility of the second round of elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TEAMS IN EXCELLENT FORM

first_imgBLAZE BASKETBALL CLUB NOTESBlaze u16 girls welcomed Glenties basketball club to the convent. Blaze started off very strong and scored 27 points in the opening quarter to take an early lead. Blaze pushed the ball on the fast break and rebounded very well to maintain their lead throughout the game.Blaze scorers were led by Katherine Kelly on 15 points and Eilis Dolan on 10 points but it was an all round team game with all 9 players getting on the scoresheet. Glenties Sarah Harkin finished on 20 points followed closely by Danielle Mc Devitt on 19 points.Blaze u16 girls development team played Mulroy Hoops on Friday in what ended as a great battle for the two teams. Blaze started off well but it was a second quarter scoring spree that had them leading by 11 at half time. Mulroy came out fighting in the 3rd quarter and cut into Blaze’s lead and only trailed by 4 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. The battle continued in the final quarter and Blaze managed to finish the game out and win by 4 points. Cliodhna Harvey and Sinead Doherty led the scoring for Blaze and Lauren Carr was on form for Mulroy Hoops.U14 boys had a weekend of games playing 3 in total over Sat/Sun. Their first game was away against Tyrone Towers where they won 33-25. They played the return leg of this as time is running out for games on Sun. They again took the win at 56-23 and then later in the day the boys played Donegal Town BC and got the hat trick by again winning 56-39. Everyone played really well and the boys deserved their wins. U18 Girls played away on Sunday in PEC Belfast v Queens. They came away winners 68 to 55.U12 boys travelled to Abbey Vocational school gym Donegal town on Sunday 21st Feb for their last North-west blitz before the finals in early March.They recorded 3/3 wins, albeit one being a forfeit over Sligo. Great team play was the key and with every game the boys are improving both individually and collectively.They beat Ballyshannon and Donegal comprehensively with their fast break game dominating.It looks they will meet Ballyshannon again in the final with 2 wins apiece in the 4 competitive games so far.BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TEAMS IN EXCELLENT FORM was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 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:Blaze Basketball club noteslast_img read more