GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society have started a new round of meetings in Geneva aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee on Monday comes days after the U.N.’s special envoy for Syria said many subjects have been discussed for more than a year. He said it’s now time for the committee to ensure that “the meetings are better organized and more focused.” Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population, including more than 5 million refugees mostly in neighboring countries.
Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Stellar complete game pitching performances by righthanders Pat Kelley and John Carlin gave the Eagles a doubleheader sweep over the Caribou Vikings on Saturday.In the 6-3 opener, Kelley scattered just four hits in his first complete game outing of the season. The Eagles snapped a 1-1 tie with five runs in the fourth inning on three walks, a two-run triple by Mickey Manning, RBI singles by Jordan Carter and Ross Saunders and a Caribou error.Caribou managed a pair of runs in the top of the fifth when Chad McCarthy and Brandon Caverhill both singled and scored when Ted Walker lined a drive that deflected off Kelley for a single.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the 7-0 second game shutout, the Eagles staked Carlin to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and he never faltered, allowing just two hits and getting solid defensive support including three double plays.Manning had a two-run single in the first inning, and an RBI single in the second.Dakota Jewett also doubled and singled for Ellsworth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 read more