Speaker Chambers Attends IPU

first_imgSpeaker Bhofal Chambers heads delegation to IPU.House Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers left the country on Thursday, April 4, 2019 and arrived in the Qatari Capitol Doha, as Head of the Liberia Legislative Delegation to 140th Session of the Inter Parliamentarian Union (IPU), a release has said.According to the release, whilst in Doha, Speaker Chambers will be received by his Qatari counterpart, Speaker of the Qatari Parliament and Head of the Qatari Advisory Council Ahmed bin Zaid al-Mahmou.Other members from the House of Representatives traveling with Speaker Chambers as part of the delegation are Representatives Ben Fofana of Margibi County, Papa Kolleh of Bong County and Roger Domah of Nimba County.The Inter-Parliamentarian Union is the global organization of national parliaments. Over 1600 parliamentarians, UN partners and experts from around the world will meet in Doha, Qatar, for the 140th IPU Assembly from 6 to 10 April. Under the overarching theme of education for peace, the Assembly will also consider ways in which parliaments can boost gender equality, take measures to counter terrorism, promote human rights and invest in renewable energy.The Qatar Shura Council will host delegates from around 160 countries including 80 Speakers of Parliaments, 40 Deputy Speakers, and over 800 MPs, of which 30 per cent are women and 19 per cent are young member of parliament (MP) under 45. Qatar joined the IPU in 2006 and is hosting its first IPU Assembly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Work pays off big

first_imgCampos, who began taking swimming lessons at 2 and was competing in races at 5, says she switched to water polo when she was about 7. Last summer, she was named to the U.S. Youth National Water Polo Team. Schneider says Campos is the most experienced player on the Cardinals’ roster, and it has paid off handsomely. “Her calmness, her maturity, her knowledge of the game has been huge for us,” Schneider said. “She always steps up biggest in big games, like last year’s final.” When Whittier competed in the Irvine Southern California championships over the weekend, Campos earned all-tournament honors as the Cardinals posted a 2-3 record. All of their opponents were Division I teams, including losses to Corona del Mar (No. 2), Newport Harbor (No. 4) and Coronado (No. 1 in the San Diego Section). In Monday’s Del Rio League makeup game against El Rancho, the only other team unbeaten in league, she scored two goals and had an assist despite drawing intense defensive pressure. For now, her sights are set on a second CIF title. The Cardinals’ chances for success are good, and Campos is one of the reasons why. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cardinals coach Chris Schneider says that means “she’s a driver, a 2-meter set, a 2-meter defender, pretty much anywhere we need her.” He acknowledged she probably would be a standout in goal, too, saying, “That’s true, she is that versatile.” Campos has been an important part of Whittier’s program since she transferred from Montebello after her freshman season. She promptly helped the Cardinals win the CIF-Southern Section Division III championship in her sophomore year. Last season, when Whittier finished as runner-up to Ayala, she scored six goals in the championship game. This season, she has scored a team-leading 84 goals and Whittier has been ranked No. 1 in the division from the start. WHITTIER – Watching Whittier High School water polo standout Mary Ann Campos struggle to reach a ball while an opponent seems intent on pushing her underwater, it is easy to understand why she says playing the hole set position can be difficult. Actually, it could be a gross understatement. center_img “It’s just the way the game is,” said Campos, a 5-foot-6 senior who is spending most of her time as the Cardinals’ 2-meter hole set this season. “Holding my position (in the water) is difficult because I’m smaller than most of the (2-meter defenders). I have to work harder. Yes, it’s frustrating, but I just have to turn away, shake it off.” Campos has played every position except goalkeeper during her three seasons with the Cardinals, fulfilling a utility role for the team. last_img read more