Friday, April 10, 2020

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Lacked Recommended Safety Device

January 28, 2020 11:22 pm Chicago Tribune Writer The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land, but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded mountain, federal investigators said Tuesday. Pilot Ara Zobayan had been climbing out of the clouds when the aircraft banked left and began a sudden and terrifying 1,200-foot descent that lasted nearly a minute. “This is a pretty steep descent at high speed,” said Jennifer …continue reading

The Bondo/Sowe Society: As Ruggie N. Koroma, Former Minister of Social Walfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Takes the Lead

January 27, 2020 By Arolyn I. Koroma Former Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Rugiatu Neneh Turay-Koroma in collaboration with other organizations heads had exhibited a defining moment with the people of Port Loko City. It is a tale of a selfless and Patriotic woman, who is traditionally and culturally grounded to her roots in Maforki (Port Loko Town) and Marampa (Lunsar). Rugiatu Turay is among the few African women who refused to shed off her Africaness in exchange for Western culture. She remained committed to her rich African traditions and culture. She steadfastly believed in her …continue reading

At press briefing, Opposition National Grand Coalition ( NGC) highlights bad signs from SLPP Government regarding 2018 Audit RepAt

January 23, 2020 By KABS KANU PRESS BRIEFING NGC No 3 THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT AND RELATED FINANCIAL ISSUES *********************************** Last month, December 2019, the Auditor General presented to the Sierra Leone Parliament her report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone for the financial year ended 31st December, 2018. This is an annual event in which, by the authority of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, the Auditor General informs the people of this country, through their representatives in Parliament, about how Government is collecting and spending their money. There are a number of reasons why this last audit report is …continue reading

State House: Michael von der Schulenburg honoured

State House Media Unit His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has awarded renowned diplomat and former UN Executive Representative to Sierra Leone, Michael von der Schulenburg, as Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic, for his exceptional contribution to sustainable peace and democracy in the country. Mr Schulenburg’s appointment by the UN Secretary General in 2009 as Executive Representative for the organisation’s first fully Integrated Peace Building Office in Sierra Leone, UNIPSIL was linked to a plethora of accumulated and diversified range of professional experience; covering virtually all aspects of United Nations activities – from development assistance to …continue reading

Mabohanday Donates 200 Bags Of Rice To 10 Limba Churches Across Freetown

By Abdul Malik Bangura Mabohanday, a nonprofit cultural organization formed in 1982 by a group of Sierra Leoneans belonging to the Limba tribe in Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the USA has between 22nd to 25th December 2019 donated 200 (two hundred) bags of rice to 10 (ten) Limba churches across the capital, Freetown. The distribution in the 10 Limba Churches include 30 bags in First Street, 20 bangs in Fourah Bay, 20 bags in Kissy, 20 bangs in Wellington, 20 bags in Congo Cross, 15 bags in Moeba, 20 bags in Lumley, 20 bags in Goderich, 15 …continue reading

APC Party’s NRM Rebel Group’s Court Injunction Stopped Convention In Port Loko

By KABS KANU The rebel group within the opposition All People’s Congress —the National Reformation Movement ( NRM )— today blocked the convening of the highly-rated and much-anticipated party convention in Port Loko that would have endorsed the new constitution crafted by the party. Using a ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) lawyer H.M Gevao, the rebel group filed an injunction in the High Court presided over by another SLPP sympathizer, Judge John Kamanda shortly after their complaints about the convention and appeal to have it called off were rejected by the Political Parties Registration Commission ( PPRC …continue reading

Sierra Leone Opposition APC Holds Press Conference Tomorrow To Discuss Court Injunction

January 11, 2020 Following today’s High Court injunction won by some members of the opposition APC party – known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM), stopping the party from holding its national convention this weekend, party bosses say they will instead be holding a press conference at their APC Port Loko offices – Bai Bureh hall, tomorrow morning, 11th January 2020. They are inviting the media, the diplomatic community, APC party members already inside Port Loko and the general public to attend. The press conference will be led by the party’s leader and chairman – former president Ernest Bai Koroma, …continue reading

Sierra Leone Government – Chinese Rice Corruption Scandal – ‘Chinagate’ Ministers Sacked

January 10, 2020 Staff Writer (SLT) State House in Freetown today issued a press statement reporting that President Bio has this afternoon sacked four of his senior government ministers and officials. The sacking State House said, relates to serious allegations of corruption involving the sale of several tons of rice donated to Sierra Leone by China to feed the hungry. The four officials involved in what is now dubbed – Chinagate, include the minister of Labour and Social Security – Alpha Timbo, who is also the former minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education; Mrs. Emily Kadiatu Gogra – deputy …continue reading

Remembering Dr. Maada Dalia Jusu Sheriff

 January 3, 2020 By Patriotic Vangard Staff The Nation State, Democracy and the Role of Parliament Inaugural lecture by the Honourable Dr. Abdul Karim Koroma in memory of the Honourable Dr. Maada Salia Jusu-Sheriff (pictured) in the Parliament of Sierra Leone, December 17, 2019. Mr. Chairman, Your Excellency Mr. President, Honourable Members of Parliament, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen. Please allow me in the first instance Mr. Chairman, to pay due cognizance to the distinguished presence in this Parliament of madam Gladys Jusu Sheriff and members of her family, who are here today as surviving representatives of the family patriarch, …continue reading

Your smart TV Is Spying On You. Here Are Step-By-Step Instructions To Stop It

USA Today January 2, 2020 Follow Those smart TVs that sold for unheard of low prices over the holidays come with a catch. The price is super low, but the manufacturers get to monitor what you’re watching and report back to third parties, for a fee. Or, in some cases, companies like Amazon (with its Fire TV branded sets from Toshiba and Insignia) and TCL, with its branded Roku sets, look to throw those same personalized, targeted ads at you that you get when visiting Facebook and Google. It doesn’t have to be this way. You have the controls to …continue reading