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1 killed as chaos erupt across Cote d’Ivoire ahead of polls

first_imgOne person has been killed in Cote d’Ivoire as protestors clashed with police in several towns in the country ahead of next month’s presidential elections.This is the first major outbreak of trouble ahead of the elections slated for October 25.The protests were called by part of the opposition a day after the release of the list of official 10 contenders vying for the presidency was released by the Constitutional Council. The said list included incumbent president Alassane Ouattara.The worst clashes took place in Logouata, a village in the western region, between rival groups armed with knives, clubs and rocks.One elderly man was killed in the unrest and several houses torched according to witnesses. Several people were also injured and were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Sinfra.Violent scenes were also experienced in Gbagbo’s western hometown Gagnoa where protestors erected barricades on the roads and set fire to tyres.Opposition groups urged anti-Ouattara marches on the grounds that both of his parents were not Ivorian, the same objection cited before the deadly unrest back in 2010-2011 that left more than 3,000 people dead.The then president Laurent Gbagbo, who is to stand trial for crimes against humanity in November in The Hague, had refused to step down and acknowledge Ouattara’s victory at the ballot box.last_img read more

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DMA wants emphasis to be placed on the manufacturing industry

first_img Sharing is caring! Severin McKenzie. Photo credit: islandjournal.netPublic Relations Officer of the Dominica Manufacturers Association Severin McKenzie wants more emphasis to be placed on the manufacturing industry. McKenzie has described the year 2011 as very challenging one for the sector. “There is a lot of work to be done. Quite a bit in fact as far as manufacturing is concerned. There has not been much emphasis. You hear a lot about what tourism and agriculture is suppose to be doing but you hardly hear anything about the impact that manufacturing has on the economy of Dominica and believe it or not, we are consumers of products and the more we can produce ourselves is important,” he explained.According to McKenzie, in the new year, the buy Dominica campaign will be taken to another level.“We want to get Dominican products to the standard that it should be,” he explained.McKenzie says Dominica’s high import bill is a major concern to the association. The DMA met this week to discuss issues affecting the industry. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DMA wants emphasis to be placed on the manufacturing industry by: – December 19, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img 13 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

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Orange holds Clarkson in check after allowing 2 goals in opening period

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 6, 2015 at 11:30 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] Clarkson’s Rhyen McGill took the puck following a missed shot from Syracuse’s Melissa Piacentini and started skating furiously toward SU goalie Jenn Gilligan. Gilligan deflected McGill’s shot on the right side of the net. With no Clarkson players nearby, Gilligan looked safe from a rebound.But one came from Syracuse’s Megan Quinn, who accidentally tipped the puck toward her own goal. The Orange, now down 1-0 midway through the first period in its season opener, had begun the 2015-16 campaign in the worst way possible.“It’s not the way we want to start the season,” Gilligan said. “I think Quinn felt worse about it than I did.”Two minutes later, Clarkson’s Shannon MacAulay scored on a power-play goal. For a brief moment, the flood gates that led to a 9-1 Clarkson win last year inched open again on Tuesday night. But Syracuse held them shut, only allowing one more goal.“It would have been easy to lay back and fold a little bit,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “But I thought our kids came back hard.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange defense not only held up for the remainder of the first period, but also improved as the game went on. Though the end result was a 3-1 loss to No. 5 Clarkson (3-0), Syracuse (0-1) was in a position to compete in the third period.Syracuse’s prevented Clarkson from scoring in the second period after the two-goal first. Larissa Martyniuk, along with Quinn and freshman Allie Munroe, were instrumental in breaking up Clarkson passes in transition. Gilligan had 34 saves, with 16 coming in the third period.Syracuse’s defense flashed its potential during a third-period penalty kill, stopping seven shots while shorthanded, with four saves from Gilligan and four blocks from defenders.“I can’t even think about it,” Gilligan said about the sequence. “Once it’s done, you’re gasping for air. The team did a great job, and obviously, Clarkson has one heck of a power play.”But with just over two minutes left to play and the Orange trailing by one, Martyniuk was called for tripping. Clarkson’s Cayley Mercer scored just 24 seconds into the power play, preventing any chance of a Syracuse comeback.But for the Orange, especially with its defensive miscues at the start, a 3-1 loss may not be as bad as the scoreboard lead on.“It’s not great to lose to them, but we kept with them and dominated them in the second,” Martyniuk said. “We took it to them in the third and gave them a little run. It’s not horrible.” Commentslast_img read more

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