first_imgThe Liberia Athletics Federation’s (LAF) Elections Commission has released guidelines for the elections of the federation, which is scheduled on Saturday, November 25.The elections are part of the LAF’s 59th General Assembly, which will bring together members of the Executive Committee and two representatives each from the six registered clubs, and will be held at the offices of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), on Randall Street, Monrovia.The elections of officers for the next quadrennial which begins 2018 to 2022, are in consonance with the By-laws and Constitution of the LAF, and that of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).Cllr. Sylvester Rennie is the chairman of the 3-man Elections Commission. Cllr. Rennie is a member of the LAF Executive Committee and the Vice President for Administration of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC).The elections guidelines were released on Friday, November 9 and are expected to be posted at the LAF, LNOC offices, among others.According to the guidelines, the positions to be contested are President, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Technical Affairs, Financial Secretary and Treasurer.Their nonrefundable registration fees are US$300, US$250 and US$200 respectively.“Only institutions and individuals who are qualified as per the listing of the Liberia Alethic Federation (LAF) shall be eligible to contest. In the case of the individual, he/she can contest for one of the positions; and in the case of the institutions, each institution is also allowed to field a single candidate to contest for one of the positions.“There shall be no proxy voting and voting shall be done through secret ballot,” according to the guidelines.Registration for applicants wishing to contest any of the Positions during the LAF General Assembly scheduled for Saturday, November 25, begins from Wednesday, November 8, and ends on Monday, November 20, at 6 pm.The list of eligible candidates will be published by the LAF Elections Commission on Tuesday, November 21, at the LAF’s offices on Randal Street, Monrovia, and in some local newspapers.“Each qualified candidate will be required to send a passport size photo to have same placed on the ballot.“Campaign for the LAF’s Elections begins Tuesday, November 21, and ends on Friday, November 24, by midnight.“The LAF Elections Commission will also publish the list of qualified voters on Wednesday, November 15, at the LAF’s Offices on Randal Street, Monrovia, and in some local newspapers.”The guidelines further said: “Theme counting of the ballots begins immediately after the close of the polls, and each candidate is requested to send the name of one representative during the voting, counting of ballots and announcement of the results. The elections results will be immediately announced after the counting of the ballots. Any candidate who has a complaint to be filed after the elections results are announced must do so within five (5) minutes following the announcement of the results, along with a non-refundable fee of US$200. Upon receipt of the complaint, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into such a complaint and make a determination thereto.“If a candidate has any complaint prior to the voting process, said a candidate is also allowed to file such complaint to the LAF Elections Commission, with a non-refundable fee of US$200. And upon receipt of said complaint and fees, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into same and come out with its finding, before proceeding with the voting process.”Also, according to the guidelines, all eligible voters, be it individuals, or institutions, are entitled to one vote during the voting process. Cllr. Sylvester Rennie – Chairman, LAF Elections Commission. – Advertisement –center_img Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS — Thousands of Iranian-Americans celebrated the final day of Persian New Year festivities Sunday at Anthony C. Beilenson Park with a massive outdoor feast, dancing and music to bring good fortune in the coming year. “On the 13th day after the first day of spring, the Persian people get together to celebrate outdoors,” said Majid Dabiri of Granada Hills. “It has to be outdoors; otherwise you have bad luck.” “That’s right, to keep bad luck away,” echoed his wife, Azie. In what has become one of the largest Iranian-American celebrations in Southern California, a vibrant crowd of about 20,000 commemorated the end of Nowruz – the Persian New Year. Nowruz is celebrated on the 13th day of the new year, which began March 20 in Southern California. Persians celebrated in the 3,000-year-old sunrise-to-sundown tradition of Sizdeh-Bedar, marking life and renewal. For some, the celebration also included throwing grass shoots, called Sabzeh, into the waters of Lake Balboa. Iranian-Americans traditionally bring those grass shoots inside their homes to celebrate the period, but it is considered unlucky to keep them inside the home more than 13 days after the new year. For many, like Shohreh Karimi of Woodland Hills, Sunday was a great day to get together with family. “This is like Easter for us,” said Karimi. “We have 40 people here today, mostly relatives with their kids and some friends. It’s a joyous day, a celebration of hope for the coming year.” Many Iranians who had the resources settled in Southern California following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, when the Shah of Iran also fled the country. Absent from the day was any mention of current troubles in Iran and its increasingly icy relations with the United States and the main U.S. ally, Great Britain, 15 of whose sailors and marines were captured by Iran last month in the northern Persian Gulf. Instead, Bahin Bahari of Beverly Hills said, there was much for Persians to celebrate in the U.S., including the recent election of the first Iranian-American mayor of Beverly Hills. “This day is not about … about things in the news,” she said. “It’s to celebrate part of our new year. Nowruz is a very important day to us.” Organizers said they designed the celebration to emphasize the artistry and influence of Persian culture and language, with the day featuring folkloric dancing and music, games, children’s booths, vendor exhibits and all kinds of Persian food and delicacies. For a few like Mike Jetter of Valencia, the celebration continued a welcome introduction to the Persian culture. Jetter married Elie, an Iranian-American, 10 years ago, forming a mixed marriage that he acknowledges is unusual in his wife’s culture. “Love was the overriding factor,” said Jetter, who has two daughters with Elie. “It’s been unique and it’s broadened my understanding of all her culture. I’m always trying to learn as much as I can.” Among the games some men were playing was one similar to backgammon; one of the men said it dated back to 3000 B.C. Remnants of the game were found in the “Burnt City” (Shahr-e Sokhte) of Iran, he said. Although the celebration drew people from throughout Southern California, most were from the San Fernando Valley, which is home to an estimated 200,000 Iranian-Americans. Many are post-Iranian Revolution immigrants who settled in areas around Encino, Woodland Hills and Sherman Oaks in the early 1980s. “This is home now,” said Norami Karapet of Burbank, who attended the celebration with her sister Snobek. “But we also remember and celebrate where we came from.” — Tony Castro, (818) 713-3761tony.castro@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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