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‘I’ll Resign If US$25,000 Bribe is Proven’

first_imgMontserrado County District # 4 Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he is ready to step down from the Legislature, the ruling Unity Party (UP), turn himself to the Police and be handcuffed if it is proven that he received US$25,000 as inducement to resign as National Secretary General of UP in 2010 as alleged in the Global Witness report, ‘The Deceivers.’The lawmaker categorically and publically denied ever receiving US$25,000, voicing that the assertion in the Global Witness report is “misleading, malicious and incorrect.”The Montserrado County Representative’s reaction stems from a May 11 release from Global Witness claiming that on “25 June 2010, Henry Fahnbulleh resigned under pressure from U.P. chairman Varney Sherman the day after the payment of US$25,000 was made.”“Firstly, I didn’t resign on the 25th as stated in the report; I resigned on the 24th without receiving a nickel from anybody – I never,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“I even refused a ministerial position and scholarships, because I didn’t want to be induced to resign – I humbly resigned owing to the interventions of the youths, the elders and other people, but not because of money, jobs or scholarships.“I want to inform Liberians that I am ready to resign as Representative, from the UP, be handcuffed and turn myself over to the Police if investigations prove that I received a US$25,000 inducement from the UP as National Secretary General.”Rep. Fahnbulleh expressed his disappointment in Global Witness and the publisher of FrontPage Africa, Rodney Sieh, after a conference with them at his Capitol Building office over his “reasons of quitting the UP Secretary General post.”Meanwhile, Rep. Fahnbulleh has frowned on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the ‘instant establishment’ of an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate former and current senior officials of government for allegedly aiding the private mining company – Sable Mining – to acquire concession rights to the Wologizi Mountain.“Any foreign reports should be first reviewed from context, biases and study; and a formal response is made before the establishment of an investigation team,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“And it’s unfortunate to know that the President gives too much relevance to foreign reports than domestic reports, because there are many reports of corruption from the LACC and GAC, that the President did not establish committees to investigate.”Meanwhile, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, on Monday, in a press release, dismissed Global Witness’s allegation that he received US$75, 000.Rejecting the investigative task force set up by the President, Speaker Tyler said he would only submit to an independent investigation of the allegations raised by the Global Witness report.Subsequently, the Speaker has joined Cllr. Varney Sherman in not submitting to the Cllr. Fonati Koffa Committee.However, Montserrado County Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he would submit to any investigative committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Animal Patterning Keeps Scientists Puzzle-Solving

first_imgHere’s a fascinating area of research for a budding young scientist: the development of animal patterns.  Look at the dazzling wing patterns on butterflies in an illustration on Science Daily or consider a zebra’s stripes.  How do such patterns emerge from a single fertilized egg?  “Although this has been studied for years,” said a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, “there is still a lot we don’t understand.”    Clues from gene knockout experiments have shown that the patterns can be disrupted if one or another of two genes is not expressed properly.  During development, it appears that pairs of genes do a sort of tug-of-war.  As cells migrate, their protein products “work against and battle each other: when one gains a slight advantage, the other weakens, which in turn causes the first to gain an even bigger advantage,” the article said.  “This continues until one dominates in each cell.”  Sometimes one protein wins, sometimes the other.  Thus a black stripe can appear in one place on a zebra and a white stripe in another.    This is only a partial answer, however.  It explains how a pattern can emerge from no pattern, but does not explain why the pattern unfolds in the exact places it does.  Something tells the cells where to move and when to stay put.  What regulates and choreographs all this motion?  More research will be required.We need bright, young, curious kids to go into science with a design mentality.  This is another area ripe for intelligent design research.    Discovering a physical mechanism for how patterns form in a developing embryo will not explain it away.  Does deciphering Morse Code lead to a conclusion the code evolved?  No; it opens up new avenues to understand purposeful communication.  Design-theoretic research that unlocks the mystery of animal patterning will only reinforce the design principles that make possible a peacock’s tail, a tiger’s stripes, a giraffe’s tile patterns and the spots on your dog Spot.  Evolutionists have nothing to offer but fables.    The insights that could be gained from this budding branch of genetics and developmental biology could be huge.  Once we understand the design principles behind animal patterning, many spinoffs come to mind.  Doctors may be able to monitor and control the migration of cancer cells, for instance.  Nanotech engineers may be able to mimic the push-and-pull actions of proteins to assemble microscopic machines.  Computer scientists may be able to apply the principles in fuzzy-logic applications.    Get your kids off the junk food of entertainment and onto substantive matters.  Inspire them to become ID-motivated scientists.  They might be able to improve the lives of millions.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

5. Piketon farmer’s ingenuity scores him a U.S. patent

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One hot summer of dealing with the task of connecting his old 330 John Deere hay baler’s driveshaft to the PTO of his John Deere 6230 was quite enough for 80-year-old Roy Noel. As Noel was working on his rolling-hill farm in Pike County, he came up with a solution for this painstaking chore and a handy tool worthy of a U.S. patent.last_img