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

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Gunners retain FA Cup in emphatic style at Wembley

first_imgArsenal retained the FA Cup and became the most successful club in the competition’s history with a four-goal demolition of Aston Villa at Wembley.The Gunners deservedly went ahead against an insipid Villa side through Theo Walcott’s fine volley, before Alexis Sanchez’s sumptuous effort doubled the lead just after half time.Per Mertesacker was awarded the freedom of the Villa penalty area to add a third halfway through the second half, before substitute Olivier Giroud flicked in a fourth in stoppage time. Arsenal’s rampant display ensured Arsene Wenger moved level with George Ramsay as the most proficient manager in FA Cup history with six titles, while the Gunners’ 12th success elevated them ahead of Manchester United in the record books.In their first FA Cup final for 15 years, the Villa players looked out of their depth and daunted by the magnitude of the task at hand, with Arsenal quick to assert their superiority.Shay Given, in his first FA Cup final appearance for 17 years, brilliantly denied Laurent Koscielny’s header before Aaron Ramsey uncharacteristically lashed over after a mistake by Ron Vlaar.Kieran Richardson was then on hand to keep the Gunners at bay with a desperate block from Walcott’s close range effort, but the England international, chosen ahead of Giroud, wasn’t to be denied for long.Five minutes before the break, the Gunners and Walcott deservedly broke the deadlock; capitalising on some hesitant Villa defending to confidently volley home left footed from Sanchez’s knock down.It took the same time difference the other side of half time for Arsenal to double their lead, with Sanchez’s dipping effort beating Given all ends up from the best part of 30 yards.Arsenal could smell blood, and Given got down smartly to palm away Santi Cazorla’s low strike before Jores Okore intervened after Walcott had initially skipped past the labouring centre back.The Gunners moved even further ahead just after the hour mark, as Mertesacker escaped Christian Benteke’s attentions to nod home a third from Cazorla’s corner.On another day Walcott could have notched a hat-trick, and Giroud soon replaced the 26-year-old with the Gunners coasting – Jack Wilshere also introduced for the impressive Mesut Ozil.Giroud was to get his goal, too, cleverly flicking in fellow substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s low cross in the final minute of added time to add gloss to the scoreline.Tim Sherwood’s Villa side, in truth, looked completely overawed by the occasion and failed to register a shot on target in the entire 90 minutes, but the result was more a reflection of Arsenal’s brilliance than the Villans’ negligence. 1 Arsenal players last_img read more