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‘Liberia Won’t Be Used for Illegal Trafficking of Small Arms’

first_imgLINCSA chairman, Marvin Momboe Sarkor-Says National Commission on Small Arms ChairmanBy Charlotte Kruah, Student, UL Mass Communication Department The chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), Marvin Momboe Sarkor, has assured Liberians that the country’s borders will not be used for illegal trafficking of illicit arms and light weapons.According to him, Liberians have no reason to fear as the Commission is working with international partners, including Great Britain, USA, ECOWAS and many others to ensure that they help formulate policies and appropriate programs aimed at combating the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country.Chairman Sarkor explained that the Commission has set up a national control system which is intended to ensure that weapons brought in Liberia are not diverted to other countries for the use of arms conflict.He said LiNCSA and partners are working to help make their respective countries and people live peacefully, void of armed conflict.Sarkor said small arms and light weapons have a negative impact on society, especially reflecting on Liberia’s dark past and, as such, he called on civilians who are in possession of illegal weapons to peacefully turn it over to the Liberia National Police.He said the constant wave of illegal small arms by unauthorized persons is embarrassing for the security of the state because they are putting in place practical measures to help combat the flow of illicit small arms and light weapons in Liberia.Under the laws of Liberia only security institutions and personnel to include the Liberia National Police (LNP) the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), the Executive Protective Service (EPS) and other personnel assigned with the President of Liberia, among others, are allowed to carry arms.However, civilians are to use single barrel guns and for exclusively hunting purposes, he indicated.Sarkor said Liberia is a signatory to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international governing body charged with the responsibility of controlling arms, especially conventional arms.Sarkor represented Liberia a week ago in Equatorial Guinea on the ban of fossil materials to produce nuclear weapons and explosives, though Liberia does not have uranium.This article is published as an assignment from the UL Mass Communication Department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Softball Sweeps UNI In Doubleheader Tuesday

first_imgStory Links PDF Box Score UNI Game 1 Preview Next Game: UNI trimmed the deficit to 4-3 in the sixth inning. The Panthers scored their first run on a bases loaded infield single and then added two more runs on a two-run single by Brittney Roby. Smith, who entered in relief with the bases loaded, escaped further damage after Roby’s hit by getting a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Following Tuesday’s games, Drake stays on the road as it visits Illinois State for a three-game series, April 21-22. A doubleheader against the Redbirds is scheduled for Saturday with first pitch of game one set for 12 p.m. All three games will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) pitched her sixth shutout of the season and improved to 14-2 with the win. Newman allowed six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Roemmich and Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) each had two hits. Frank and Johnson each drew two walks and the team drew eight in the second game. Drake added two insurance runs in its final at bat. The first run came after Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) drilled a ball off the wall for a double as Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), who led off the inning with a walk, scored. One batter later, Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) lined a ball to right center as Pena scored, but Smith was thrown out trying to stretch it to a double. Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Six Bulldogs finished with one hit each as the team had six total. Drake’s patience at the plate paid off with six walks, including three by Roemmich. Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks. Timmons improved to 11-4 with the win. Smith pitched 1.2 innings and allowed four hits with three strikeouts. She earned her sixth save. In the first game, Drake scored its first two runs with two outs in the second inning, courtesy of Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa). Alexander’s team-leading fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot was hit over the center field wall. PDF Box Score UNI Game 2 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team swept UNI Tuesday night in a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader played in the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Drake (32-9, 15-0 MVC) won by scores of 4-0 and 4-3 as the Bulldogs have won 18 consecutive games. Watch Live The Bulldogs’ patience paid off again, this time in the first inning of game two. Drake drew three consecutive one-out walks and with Smith up to bat, UNI’s pitcher Emma Olejniczak, threw a wild pitch as Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) scored. Two batters later, Maddox legged out an infield single as Johnson scored to give Drake a 2-0 advantage. In the second inning, Pena drew a bases loaded walk with two outs as Alexander scored to make it 3-0. Drake added to its lead in the fourth inning with back-to-back singles to start the frame followed by a sacrifice bunt by Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) and a walk to Pena, her third of the game, to load the bases for Smith. Smith caught UNI off guard with a sac bunt of her own down the third base line as Roemmich scored for a 4-0 advantage. at Illinois State 4/21/2018 – 12 PM ESPN+last_img read more

Azerbaijans defence minister calls on Pakistans Chief of Army Staff

first_imgLondon best pest control RAWALPINDI: Republic of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defence Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and bilateral defence cooperation came under discussion.ISPR said that Azerbaijan’s defence minister appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability.Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, the minister laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary, added ISPR.last_img