VP Boakai and his running mate, House Speaker Nuquay-UP’s Boakai Names Speaker Nuquay as Vice Standard BearerIt wasn’t much of a surprise, as the prospect of Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, being named running mate to Unity Party (UP) standard Bearer Joseph N. Boakai, had floated the airwaves among the names of other members of the House of Representatives for nearly a week. And though they tried to keep suspense alive up to the moment of the announcement at the UP headquarters yesterday evening, everyone knew it would have seemed rather off, if Mr. Boakai were to passe over the Speaker of the House of Representatives for an underling representative as running mate.That would have been Boakai’s sole prerogative and no one would change it but him.However, VP Boakai’s introduction of Nuquay as his running mate seemed to be driving home the message, first of all, that the VP knows VP potential when he sees it. That Nuquay, currently the Speaker, would be the one to succeed Boakai as Vice President and President of the Senate, is a solid endorsement of Nuquay’s ability to navigate the Capitol terrain, where he would sit — if they win the October polls — as president of the Senate. And by this, in the same stroke VP Boakai also showed that he observed and respected the constitutional line of succession as stated in Article 64 of the Constitution — that the Speaker should be next in succession after the Vice President.If the Boakai-Nuquay ticket wins, the Speaker will also be first person to have headed both the Lower House and the Upper House — as President of the Liberian Senate.The all-legislative ticket of the UP was once predicted by former Speaker Edwin Snowe that the President and probably — the Vice President — would be “technically” members of the Legislature.Snowe’s prediction was publicized when he expressed his intend to join the ruling Unity Party – after winning his second term as an independent candidate in the Montserrado County District #6.The UP’s Vice Standard Bearer, Speaker Nuquay, is 48 years of age. Arguably the little known, J. Emmanuel Nuquay surfaced in Liberian politics when he won Margibi County District # 5 Representative, on the ticket of the UP.From 2006 to 2007, the Speaker served as Co-chairman on the House’s Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, and from May 2007 up to 2014, he served as Chairman on the House’s Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning.The Speaker lost the Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning position when internal political wrangling engulfed the House of Representatives. A year later, he resigned from the UP and co-founded the People’s Unification Party (PUP). There is no record to suggest that he re-joined the UP to name Vice Standard Bearer of the UP.After about two years of internal wrangling, the then Speaker J. Alex Tyler was dethroned overwhelmingly and Nuquay elected Speaker on white ballot — a first in recent years — on October 5, 2016.According to political pundits, Speaker Nuquay is the first Speaker from Margibi County and would be the first Vice President from Margibi County.Meanwhile, it means the Speaker wouldn’t run as a Representative again, leaving his District to be contested by newcomers after serving 12 years as a Legislator.His tenure as Speaker will end on Janaury 16, 2018.The exclusion of the Speaker from contesting as Representative has summed the number of Representatives who would not be contesting in the October 10 Legislative elections to eight; and means the race of who to replace Speaker Nuquay will be tough and stiff.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“These are fairly unusual events,” said Shames. He noted that in preapproval testing of the patch on about 3,000 women there were two reports of blood clots, but one involved a woman who had had surgery. The ongoing studies also are looking at the risk of heart attacks and strokes among users of the two types of contraception. Currently there is no difference but the numbers are small and it will take another 18 months to see if a difference occurs, Shames said. The company said that the risk of clots remains rare and that they have been reported as a potential risk of all hormonal contraceptives. Release of the interim results comes four months after the Food and Drug Administration warned women that the increased levels of hormones released by the patch put them at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects. Ortho said it shared the results of the latest studies with the FDA. Additions to the patch label made in November warned women that they would be exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than those who use birth-control pills. Since the patch went on sale in 2002, more than 4 million women have used it. The investigation by The Associated Press found that patch users die and suffer blood clots at a rate three times higher than women taking the pill. About a dozen women died in 2004 from blood clots believed linked to use of the patch, the AP reported. Dozens more suffered strokes and other clot-linked problems. Health officials warn that women who smoke should not use the patch, since smoking increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A new study shows that women using the Ortho Evra birth-control patch have double the risk of developing blood clots than those who take the pill, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. But the agency said the results are preliminary and do not require immediate action other than advising women to discuss the risk with their doctor. The results of the study, and another that found no increased risk, were made public Thursday by the patch’s manufacturer. “The results are preliminary and further evaluation is necessary to understand what these results mean,” Dr. Daniel Shames, director of the division of reproductive and urological drug products at FDA, said at a briefing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The finding comes from one of two studies comparing the patch and pill, said Ortho Women’s Health & Urology, maker of the once-a-week patch. The Raritan, N.J.-based company is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Last year an investigation by The Associated Press, citing federal death and injury reports, found higher rates of blood clots in women using the patch. The first study found no increased risk of clots but the interim results from the second study suggested a twofold increase in the risk of venous thromboembolic events, or clots in the legs and lungs, in women using the patch, Ortho said. However, because the confidence intervals of the results for the two forms of contraceptive overlap, there actually may be no increased risk from the patch or it may be more than twice, Shames said at a briefing. He said the risk of a nonfatal blood clot is about one per year in 10,000 women not using a contraceptive. For those using a hormonal contraceptive such as the patch or pill the risk rises to between three and five, he said.
Connect1800 477 477Wednesday – Sunday 6.00 pm – 10.00 pmSEX ABUSE SCANDAL: HSE FINALLY ISSUES PHONE NUMBERS FOR VICTIMS was last modified: July 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) FAMILIES in crisis as a result of the Mickey Ferry Colaiste Cholmcille sex abuse scandal were finally given numbers to contact by the HSE.Below is the statement in full:In the aftermath of the recent extensive media coverage of the case of Michael Ferry, the HSE is encouraging individuals and families who have experienced sexual abuse to avail of counselling services. There are a range of local and national counselling services available for people experiencing distress or simply wish to talk to someone for advice and support. Help can always be sought from your local GP or from the counselling services below. The HSE will monitor the demand for services and provide additional counselling resources if required. The HSE is reviewing its involvement in relation to the case of Michael Ferry to establish that all appropriate actions were taken by both the former North Western Health Board and the HSE. This review will be carried out in line with the HSE’s National Incident Management Policy. Tel: 074 9167250 071 91421611800 234 1199.15 am – 5.15 pm Donegal Rape Crisis CentreLetterkennyCo Donegal Counselling service contact details; HSE North West Regional Counselling Service69 Ballyraine RoadLetterkennyCo Donegal Tel: 074 91282111800 448844Email: email@example.com