first_imgGrand Gedeh County District#2 Rep. Morais Waylee at the center of the alleged rape of a 13-year old childCharged with criminal conspiracy, obstruction of investigation, among othersThe much-debated allegation of rape involving Grand Gedeh County District #2 Representative, Morias Waylee, of his 12 years old niece, yesterday took a new dimension when Police charged him with criminal conspiracy and tampering with a witness during investigations and remanded in custody.Sometime in May, a local media reported that Suspect Waylee allegedly raped and impregnated his niece who was reportedly staying with him but later took her out of his home to an unknown location after the alleged rape was reported with the intent to destroy evidence. The minor’s father was also reported to be Rep. Waylee’s driver.Addressing a brief press conference yesterday in Monrovia, Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman said, “With the investigation thus far carried out by the LNP along with its collaborating partners it has been established that a minor named Regina Barway, known to be a niece of Rep. Waylee has lived with him and was in school through his sponsorship at a school in Careysburg, along the Kakata-Monrovia highway.“We have come to make it publicly known that Hon. Waylee has been arrested and charged. His actions are in violation of our penal code.”He added: “In view of the evidence gathered and circumstances surrounding this matter the investigation has resolved to charge suspect Morias Waylee and Wedeh Waylee, the wife of the suspect, with criminal conspiracy in violation of chapter 10.4. And in addition to that for tampering with witness which is in violation of Chapter 12 sub-chapter C 1240b1 and Chapter 12 sub-chapter C section 12.411 for tampering with the criminal investigation. All of which contravene the Revised Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia.”Col. Coleman said the suspect will be in police custody for 48 hours and his wife is wanted for questioning.“Anyone seeing Mrs. Wedeh Waylee should kindly hint the nearest police so that she can be arrested to help us in our investigation,” he noted.He said the suspect, who has not been charged with rape now, does not mean that it is overlooked because the investigation is still ongoing, and there is a need to establish all the facts to make sure the act was committed before coming up with such a charge.Police Inspector General, Gregory Coleman: “We are calling on the public to make known the actual location of this child.”“Afterward we will look forward the case to court even though there is no official complainant yet. As it is the case is now a state matter and we will do all we can to bring all those involved, including one Sayedee, the father of the victim, a driver of Waylee,” he said.He called on Liberians to pray for the safety and well-being of the victim. “We are very much concerned about her whereabouts and her safety. We fear that her life could be at risk now as an investigation into this case continues. We are calling on the public to make known the actual location of this child,” he said.The arrest of Waylee is a precedent since it is related to a high profile government official. It may be recalled that child rights activist, Abraham M. Keita led a group of protesters to the Capitol Building to demand Rep. Waylee recuse himself from legislative work and to defend himself against the charge in court. Rep. Waylee further leveled defamation charges against Keita, which were later resolved in court.When contacted via phone yesterday, child rights activist Keita said he has been wishing to see the arrival of this day. “My struggle has not and will never be against innocent souls but those who continue to perpetrate heinous crimes against our sisters and others in our country. It does not matter who is involved, justice must be served to all men impartially,” he noted.Keita promised not to rest until a verdict protecting either side in the case is handed down and the necessary penalty is given. “Today Varney Jersey and many others are behind bars for the same crime of alleged rape. If the Honorable (Rep. Waylee) is guilty, he must bear the consequences of his action,” Keita said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jameis Winston is not a lost cause, after all. Mired in self-induced drama much of his second and final season at Florida State, the former Heisman Trophy winner—thought at one point to be a risk as an NFL high draft pick—has blossomed nicely into the sure-fire No. 1 selection. Turnabout is fair play.This position for Winston is almost stunning, considering he continually, immaturely raised questions about his stability to run a team, which is the last mark any quarterback wants on him. But being accused of sexual assault, stealing crab legs from a grocery store and shouting an obscenity on campus can put you in that dreaded box. Quickly.Amazing thing was that Winston continued to perform at a high level as he and his supporters continually fought off the troubles, including facing expulsion over the sexual assault case. Winston claimed consensual sex and a school investigation found that the accuser tried to extort money, had picked up Winston at a bar and overall did not have a case. The woman, in a telling act, participated in a documentary called “The Hunting Ground” about her experience with Winston.Whatever the case, Winston played on and played well. And as those who looked on after he engaged in one controversy after the next, he always spun it back to being a kid.Well, he has not only been without incident for months, he has shown marked improvement in his judgment, so much so that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost assuredly will take him with the No. 1 selection in the upcoming draft.That’s a major leap for a player who looked to be falling off a self-created bridge not that long ago.“I haven’t changed at all,” Winston said on ESPN. “I’ve grown.”Yes, that’s a contradiction, but his point was made.“I’ve grown into the person I am now,” he added, “the young man that I am now. And my actions have to speak [to that]. … At the end of the day, all my mistakes make me a better person. I get to learn from that.”Under scrutiny, what has been learned about Winston is encouraging that he really has become this young man who has learned from past missteps. More than that, he’s as good—or maybe even better—as he played for the Seminoles, and has the leadership qualities to match.At his Pro Day for NFL scouts, Winston was on the field two hours before he was scheduled to throw, mixing it up with teammates and encouraging them. When he did throw, reports are that he was fantastic. And he threw 100 more passes than necessary.As a comparison, Sports Illustrated pointed out that last year, quarterback coach George Whitfield designed a pro day for 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel that featured music by rapper Drake and 64 throws in helmet and shoulder pads.For Winston, Whitfield designed a workout that was devoid of music. Winston threw more than 135 times, including 35 warmup passes. Whitfield and his assistants regularly chased Winston from the pocket, sometimes with tennis rackets or a broom.“It goes to each man’s idea of how he wants to make his statement,” Whitfield said to SI. “That’s how Johnny wanted to make his statement. You go off how they want to make their statement and you try to engineer something functional around it. This is what Jameis wanted to do. Blue collar, no music, high volume [of throws], stress.”And it worked.“He had a great day,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said. “He threw a full nine innings.”The Bucs will not commit on the record to Winston, but the QB has visited the team’s offices and met with the owner. Trust that the team has vetted him through-and-through. “It’s just part of the process,” Licht said. “We’re going to use every minute of time that we have here in the next few weeks to make a decision.”Winston’s decision to grow up has helped him immeasurably. Could he slip up and fall into trouble? Of course, he could. But the feeling is that the falling is over and the only trouble he will be involved in is causing it for NFL teams next year. read more

first_img More From Roadshow 2 Land Rover Jaguar Head to the summit with the 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX Review • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6: Better tech with a delicious diesel 45 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Comments Preview • 2018 Range Rover: New interior and tech with a plug-in on the way 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More about 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel HSE SWB Enlarge ImageWhat a bummer. Andrew Hoyle/CNET At the end of January, Land Rover announced that it had canceled the Range Rover SV Coupe, a $295,000 monument to SUV excess, as part of an overall belt-tightening. But that wasn’t the only pie-in-the-sky project to get nixed.Land Rover confirmed to Autocar that there is no V8 slated for the Discovery anymore, and thus, it will not offer the Discovery SVX for sale as it was originally shown. The premise of the Land Rover Discovery SVX was pretty simple — take a Disco and make it more. Under the hood went JLR’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, putting out about 518 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the stronger engine, the SVX also received modifications to the chassis and suspension that gave it even more off-road cred than it already had. I’m going to miss those orange accents, too. All is not lost, however. A Land Rover spokesperson told Autocar that the automaker will keep the SVX badge and its theme alive. However, specific models were not mentioned, and neither was a timeline, so we’ll have to wait with bated breath until Land Rover is able to build the SVX it wants. Something tells me the upcoming Defender would make a good platform for ultra-rugged off-road modification, but that’s just me spitballing.Things haven’t been too pretty for Jaguar Land Rover lately. While it did achieve critical success with the launch of the electric I-Pace, the automaker announced in January that it would lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce to rein in costs. A looming “no-deal” Brexit could further complicate matters. SUVs Luxury cars Land Rover Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuelast_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.ReutersBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may split the Indian team captaincy. Rohit Sharma may probably become the ODI captain and Virat Kohli may lead the Test squad, as per a report by IANS. An official of BCCI has told IANS that the board is keen to discuss the issue of splitting captaincy as, according to him, every good team starts preparation for the next World Cup immediately after the campaign in the latest one ends. He also believes that Rohit is the right man to lead the ODI squad and the reason behind England’s World Cup 2019 win is the planning they did after getting ousted from the group stage in 2015.”This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of the captaincy in the 50-over format. There has been immense support to the present captain and the management and it is time to plan ahead for the next World Cup and for that the existing ideas and plans need a fresh look. We all know some areas need a relook. Rohit would be the right man for the job,” the official said as quoted by IANS. The entire nation will be looking up to Kohli during the World Cup. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty ImagesAccording to the official, the biggest concern at this moment are the rumours of a rift between Kohli and Rohit which can cause major damage to the team. If the team gets divided into two camps, then it will become a major roadblock for the future success of the Men in Blue. The matter will be discussed when the review meeting happens with coach Ravi Shastri, captain Kohli and chief selector M.S.K. Prasad in the presence of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).”You are aware that Vinod Rai (CoA chief) has already mentioned that a review meeting will take place. It will have to be ascertained when the review takes place and it is important to get to the bottom of these rumours,” the official added. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri together.BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesA few days back Dainik Jagran reported that there are two factions in the Indian team, one supporting skipper Kohli and the other owing its allegiance to vice-captain Rohit. The biggest problem is that the players in Kohli’s camp get preferences in team selection and that is why Ambati Rayudu was not included in the squad, as per the report. The article further added that many players want Ravi Shastri to be given marching orders as they are not happy with him.India exited the World Cup after suffering defeat at the hands of New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-finals. After the exit of Men in Blue, all these controversies started coming into the open. Now, it will be interesting to see how the future of Team India turns out to be.last_img read more

first_img Share Wikipedia Commons / Flickr / Ed SchipulDarian Ward, press secretary for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, was recently suspended without pay for 10 days because she didn’t properly respond to an inquiry based on the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) regarding a personal business.Darian Ward, press secretary for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, was recently suspended without pay for 10 days because she didn’t properly respond to an inquiry based on the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) regarding a personal business.According to an official letter signed by Turner and sent to Ward on December 11th by Alan Bernstein, the mayor’s director of communications, the press secretary didn’t produce accurate information about emails she wrote using her City email account in regards to activities related to the work of the production company Joy in Motion.The letter states that, back in November of 2017, Ward notified Bernstein and Marvalette Hunter, Turner’s chief of staff, she responded to the inquiry, which came from a Houston based reporter, with 30 pages.However, an email system search conducted by the City’s Office of Inspector General found approximately 5,000 emails related to Joy in Motion, as well as other personal and non-City business matters, over the period going from February of 2014 to October of 2017.“Ms. Ward, you misrepresented to the requester the volume of documents regarding the TPIA request under state law, and you misinformed the Chief of Staff and me; you spent a significant amount of city time conducting your personal business rather than focusing on your work task,” Bernstein asserted in his letter to Ward, who was suspended from December 12th to December 27th of 2017 for violating City of Houston policies regarding outside employment and the use of information technology resources.According to the letter, Ward also used her City account to send emails related to a charity organization that has no affiliation with the City of Houston.On Wednesday, Mayor Turner said during his customary media availability held after the Council meeting that the City’s Legal and Human Resources departments analyzed the situation and he went “over and above the recommendation that was handed to me.”Ward has been employed by the City of Houston since October 6th 2008.last_img read more

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The Netflix comedy channel will be exclusive to SiriusXM. It marks the streaming-video company’s entry into audio programming — and the first time it has worked with an outside subscription-media provider to create a Netflix-branded product, according to the companies.Over the past two years, Netflix has aggressively moved into acquiring stand-up comedy specials. It reportedly paid big-name comedians including Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million per special. Other top comedians who have released Netflix specials include Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Ali Wong, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, and Jerry Seinfeld (whose latest season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” also is on Netflix).Content from those comics is expected to be featured on Netflix’s SiriusXM channel, along with other Netflix stand-up specials from comedians including: Gabe Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Trevor Noah, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, John Mulaney, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Burress, Mike Birbiglia, Jo Koy, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Jim Jefferies, and Anthony Jeselnik.Netflix’s original programming for the new SiriusXM channel, in terms of talent format, is still under discussion between the companies.In addition, the SiriusXM channel is expected to include programming from Netflix’s comedic talk shows, although the specific details are still yet to be determined. Shows on Netflix in this category include “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” and “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”Among Netflix’s other punches into comedy, the company last week announced a comedy-event series set to launch in 2019 featuring 47 comedians from 13 regions around the world. It also recently launched “The Comedy Lineup,” a series of 15-minute specials featuring a range of up-and-coming comedians.Pictured above: Chris Rock in his “Tamborine” comedy special on Netflixcenter_img Netflix is getting into the radio biz: The streamer has entered into a pact with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour comedy channel set to debut by January 2019.For Netflix, the channel on SiriusXM will be a promotional vehicle for its broad lineup of stand-up specials from comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld. The company also plans to create original content for “Netflix Is a Joke” — a working title for the channel, which is the tagline for its marketing campaign around comedy — with affiliated comedians talent.“Netflix is producing an incredible amount of world-class comedy programming from top global talent that will become the backbone of our new SiriusXM/Netflix channel,” Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM, said in a statement.last_img read more

first_imgWith the festive season around the corner, decorate your home elegantly with the right accessories, designer ceilings and many more, say experts. Here are some tips on how to give a makeover to your house this festive season.4Furniture and accessories: It’s that time of the year again, when investing in new furniture seems like a great idea. Replace your old sofa, table or bed with the latest options available in the market. In case you don’t want to switch your furniture, changing its fabric or upholstery is always an option. Use traditionally vibrant or bold colours to add in the festive effect. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfContinue to glorify your space by accessorising with elegant curtains, rugs, vases, scented candles and other glassware. Don’t forget designer ceilings: A designer ceiling can make a dramatic visual impact on any space. Today, with the array of designs that designer ceilings offer, households feel spoilt for choice and find it to be an imperative part of a festive house makeover.Designer ceilings can be customized to the design of your choice and can be installed in as much as in a week’s time, and sometimes even faster than what it takes to get your home painted. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLight up your festive mood: One often relates ambience to the lighting provided in a particular space, and creating an ambience can be made easy by choosing the right kind of lighting. A big advantage of installing designer ceilings is the high quality LED lights that can be fixed seamlessly, as per your creative choice, without the concern of high electricity bills. Redo your walls and create your own space: Jazz up your space by making your walls look colourful. Paint one wall in a brighter shade and others in lighter tones to maintain the balance. If not paint, you can opt for wall paper and wall decals, these are less expensive option. Style your wall with racks for books and décor pieces. Blend in with nature: Opt for bamboo shoots and bonsai plants. These can be kept on your centre table or in the unkempt corner of your house. It’s all about blending nature within your environment.last_img read more