Aurora man arrested after altercation

first_imgAURORA, Ind. — An Aurora man has been arrested after police say he got into a fight and ignored police.According to police, Nathaniel L. Woodruff, 22, was arrested on the charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.Police say in the early morning hours of April 23, officers responded to a call of a fight at a residence in Aurora.When police arrived on scene they found a male with a bloody nose, a black eye, and other bruises.The victim told police that he was attacked after he attempted to break up an altercation between Woodruff and his girlfriend.While Woodruff was being taken to the police car, he attempted to attack the officers and made verbal threats.last_img read more

Lambert hails goalscorer Cole

first_img The former England midfielder tired in the second half and was substituted in the 67th minute, with Burnley levelling 20 minutes later through Danny Ings’ penalty. Cole, 33, had only featured three times for Villa before Saturday’s match having had to bide his time following injury problems. Lambert, who did not take any questions on his departed assistant manager Roy Keane, said: “The movement was great and I wish I’d had Joe Cole five years earlier, but the problem is I couldn’t afford him five years ago. “He was fantastic, he really was. I knew he would tire but I thought he was outstanding. The great thing about Joe is his enthusiasm for the game, for a guy that’s won everything. I think the other guys can take a look at him and try to model themselves on him, that’s for sure.” Dean Marney twice saved Burnley early on with blocks from corners while Agbonlahor missed a golden chance when Cole played him through on goal. Burnley had chances, too, but the game looked to be petering out until Jores Okore felled Lukas Jutkiewicz in the box and Ings smashed in the penalty. That prompted a late onslaught from the Clarets, with Ings hitting the post and Jutkiewicz also missing a great chance. “That was a game that got away from us,” said Lambert. Cole made his first Premier League start since signing for Villa from West Ham in the summer and it was fitting that he scored the goal in the 38th minute that put the visitors ahead. It was no more than they deserved, with Cole at the heart of fluid movement involving Gabriel Agbonlahor, Tom Cleverley and Andreas Weimann that should have brought more reward. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert praised Joe Cole’s performance but rued the one that got away as Burnley fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. “It’s the best we’ve played in a few weeks. I thought we should have been two or three up at half-time and some of the football we played was outstanding. “When they scored the penalty, it put us on the back foot for the last few minutes and we could have lost it, which would have been an absolute travesty. “For most of that game I was happy with how we played but the goal we lost was poor.” The away fans gave strong support to their team but Ings’ penalty led to loud calls for Lambert’s head after a ninth game without a victory left them two points above the relegation zone. The Scot said: “They pay their money and I’ve got absolutely no problem with that. The expectancy levels at this club are huge and, when we’re not matching those levels, that’s normal. “I do the best I possibly can. It’s up to us to find a solution to get this club up there. You have to dust yourself off and go again.” Burnley had been targeting a third successive top-flight win for the first time in nearly 40 years and manager Sean Dyche again hailed the character shown by his side. He said: “In the end, with the chances we created, you’re scratching your head how we didn’t win it but, on the balance of the game without the last seven or eight minutes, it was really close. “They’re certainly not a team that are broken, I’m sure of that. There’s plenty of energy about them, there’s a belief and there’s some good players there. “We recognised that and I thought they came on really strong first half. That was not a surprise to us, we said that to the players. “Ian Holloway last year said we had a strong chin. It’s harder to do that in this division, because you can get punished, but that was on show again today. “The mentality of the players, the energy, the quality – the mix was right, particularly in the last 10 or 15 minutes. “It’s a great sign of where we’re going and what we’re hoping to achieve when we come away disappointed at not beating Aston Villa after being 1-0 down.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Sanvee Has Demonstrated Ethical Attitude. Why Not Korkoya?

first_imgThe National Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), Benjamin Sanvee, has stepped aside following preliminary audit report on the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), which implicated his company, Sanvee Holdings, for not paying the US$45,000 loan he took out. Sanvee said he has taken a leave of absence as LP chairman to have some time to work with relevant authorities to restructure the loan and make it right. Although he is the third chairman of the Liberty Party to be named in corruption allegations, Sanvee’s decision is also meant to set the party apart from his personal activities to avoid stigmatization.His decision to take a leave of absence is also meant to portray high ethical standards and best practice among public servants. This is what people in any civilized society do to set good examples for others to follow. Make no mistake: his ‘sabbatical’, as he calls it, though it is a welcome move, is also forced upon him since the mention of his name in the report potentially casts a dark shadow on the party he chairs, which is seeking election to the highest seat in the land. Be that as it may, small shame better than big shame, let him go find the people’s money and pay it back.Unfortunately for Liberia, many public servants including National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman, Jerome G. Korkoya, see controversial behavior as a badge of honor, even without the conscience to defend their integrity. It is now more than three months since information started to emerge that the NEC Chairman lied under oath at his Senate confirmation hearing, that he is a Liberian citizen. Some documentary evidence has been displayed on social media and in local dailies including the Daily Observer, indicating that a Jerome George Korkoya voted in a federal election in the United States of America, a right reserved only for citizens of that country.Since the accusations started emerge, Cllr. Korkoya has made two statements reflecting his arrogance and intransigence: 1) that he is a Liberian and 2) that anyone who has evidence of his American citizenship status should take him to court. Although our court system has not established whether or not Korkoya is an American citizen, it is common knowledge that he has lived in America and that he is quite familiar American culture of governance.In the US, and most western countries, whenever a public or private official is accused of acts legally or ethically questionable – especially with damning evidence – that official, without clinging onto the position, immediately resigns or steps aside in some way. He/she will not wait on the Attorney General or certain groups to take him/her to court, as demanded by the NEC chairman.It mystifies anyone in this critical time of election when a cloud of doubt surrounds the head of such an institution that needs a person of integrity to handle, in order to avoid conflict. What happens if any of the numerous political parties contesting the elections feels discontented with the election results? How credible, Cllr. Korkoya, do you think you can be in the midst of such glaring evidence against you? Are you relying on Liberia’s flawed legal system to wiggle your way out and perpetuate yourself in the NEC chairmanship? Do you want people to take your role in the elections process seriously and abide by your ruling when your own disregard for the law and ethics is far from your imagination?It is simple for anyone to reclaim Liberian citizenship; just go to the court and renounce your foreign citizenship and make a public declaration of Liberian citizenship. That’s what the citizenship law in Liberia requires. Yet the President sits and watches Korkoya defy the Constitution without any action in this crucial time of election in Liberia.What remains most frustrating is that President Sirleaf, who vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, has failed to call on Korkoya to relinquish his post to respond to such glaring evidence that he violated the very Constitution.It may not be surprising for the President to back Korkoya’s blatant behavior. President Sirleaf is the same person who brought into her administration another US citizen, Ellen Cockrum, who ended up misappropriating huge sums of money at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) and later absconded to the United States. From her safe haven there, Cockrum released a series of secretly recorded conversations that brought utter embarrassment to the Sirleaf administration.The President also stood by and let her son Robert Sirleaf run the lucrative National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) into the ground. Eventually, she claimed responsibility for her son’s deeds without any effort to correct the matter and restitute the lost money. On the one hand, we see that one who condones such behavior, gets bitten in return. On the other hand, we can’t help but ask, are hidden hands maneuvering the presidency or are these the President’s very own decisions? For they are every bit tactically treacherous and tantamount to the greatest threat to our hard-earned peace.Whether Ben Sanvee will return to the helm of the LP during this election cycle – if and when he pays off his debt – remains to be seen. However, he has chosen the appropriate course of action, which is rare among Liberian politicians, and history will judge him favorably for that. We hope Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya of the NEC will also act appropriately and defeat the devilish conscience overtaking his personality to adhere to ethical standards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more