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Coach Landi Wins US$200,000 Salary Case against Liberia

first_imgItalian coach Roberto Landi has won a mammoth case against Liberia for his wrongful sacking as manager of the national team, Lone Star, and is demanding US$200,000 for settlement, football Chief Musa Bility has announced.In a press conference yesterday at the Blue House, he said the former Italian coach won the case recently when he formally complained the LFA to FIFA Disciplinary Committee after his dismissal in 2012.Bility, in a poignant tone, said the LFA has appealed to Coach Landi, through FIFA about Liberia’s inability to pay US$200,000 and has requested a negotiation, which Landi has consented.“Coach Landi is expected in the country tomorrow (today) for negotiations and we expect it will be fruitful,” Bility said.Accordingly, Coach Landi has already received US$10,000 from the LFA to kick-off the negotiation and he might continue managing the Lone Star to complete his term of the remaining 13 months.In 2011, the LFA replaced Coach Landi after the untimely death of Hungarian Coach Bertlan Bicskei. Coach Landi was sacked after poor results with the national team.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Infected Margibians ‘Sneaking’ into Grand Bassa

first_imgThe Grand Bassa County local administration is alarmed about the increase in deaths reported in towns bordering Margibi County, and has quarantined several towns within its domain, where deaths have occurred. Yet, still, the porous rural terrain does not prevent other towns from danger as reports say infected people from Dolo’s Town in Margibi have snuck into towns in rural Grand Bassa to avoid the quarantine imposed by the Government of Liberia. In a press conference held at the administrative building in Buchanan last week, the County Information Officer Eddie Williams said due to the close proximity of the other infected counties, Grand Bassa stands a high risk of infection.Despite warnings by local authorities, people are circumventing the checkpoints that connect the two counties.  The check point at Owensgrove has a health post to test travelers for high fever, a trait that suggests the presence of the Ebola virus.At Owensgrove, Grand Bassa borders Margibi County, home to Dolo’s town, from where people have reportedly fled to rural parts of Grand Bassa by boat. Dolo’s Town is now under quarantine due to the high rate of Ebola infection there.“Since those reports, there have been occurrences of strange deaths in villages and towns closer to Margibi County,” Williams said.“In Gbarpleh Town, Bassa County for example, some 20 persons have died and were buried by the town’s people without informing the county authorities, though the cause of the deaths could not be confirmed.“It was confirmed that of those 20 persons, 11 had come from Dolo’s Town. “In another town called Commission’s Town, there were six deaths reported; Quenweh Town, 2 deaths; Jacob Lateh Town 3 deaths, 1 confirmed of Ebola,” he explained.Although many of the deaths reported have not been tested for Ebola, the rate at which they are happeningAs a result the Grand Bassa county administration has ordered all local government officers to remain in their localities to monitor activities and number every hut within their respective areas.“This will help them have a record and monitor the movements of citizens and visitors in and out of their districts, clans, towns and villages. There isn’t a possibility that everybody will be tested,” he stressed.The County has also halted all market days and large public gatherings until further notice and vowed to prosecute violators.“All officers, district elders and superintendents must report to health authorities about all illnesses and health problems. That is why we decided, as a county, that all local authorities remain in their localities,” he added.According to Williams, towns with deaths reported have been quarantined, and will be fed by the County authority.“As it regards the 3 nurses who came in contact with the Ebola Patient from Rivercess, the nurse who was showing signs and symptoms was taken to Monrovia for proper treatment where he was reported dead. We are keeping close watch with the other nurses in the quarantine unit.Williams closed by admonishing people need to “be fully involved as a means of showing responsibility. Ebola does not discriminate amongst people. Citizens must be ready and willing to support and work with the task force. The force consists of Organizations and Groupings.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joe Carr heads Karpeh Street Community, Appeals for Total Involvement

first_imgFormer goalkeeper, Kun Dixon, (Joe Carr), told a gathering of community members Saturday to give his administration support to improve conditions in the Karpeh Street Community.Speaking during the installation of officers for the next three years, Carr said, “I’m coming on board at a time our people need a leader with a vision and who can inspire them to get things done.”Held at the residence of the late Toby Brown in Karpeh Street, near New Kru Town, Monrovia, Carr promised to be a good servant.He said his administration will embark on three necessary ventures, which are to improve latrine and water facilities, empower the youths and seek scholarships for students as well as a loan scheme for women.He, however, pointed out that the new administration’s objectives would be realized only with the support of the community.Installing officer, New Kru Town Governor Alice B. Wiah urged the new leaders not to disappoint the community.She appealed to the women to work with their men and promised her support to all meaningful projects.Earlier, a political activist Mr. Robert Teah promised 100 scholarships for school-going children, along with LD1, 000.00 to enable the new administration to open a bank account.Chairman Joe Carr was a goalkeeper for several football clubs in New Kru Town, and was good at saving penalty kicks, friends told the Daily Observer.Others who were installed along with him were Secretary General Ms. Cecelia Russell and Financial Secretary Daniel D. Wea. Vacant positions to be filled in a by-election are co-chairman, treasurer and chaplain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘NGOs Are Not Sincere’

first_imgInternational and local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in Liberia are not sincere in their financial dealings and there is a strong likelihood that they are involved in high levels of corruption, panelists revealed at an accountability program held in Monrovia yesterday.The Liberian government has received the heaviest lashes for corrupt practices, but the panelists shed light at the accountability conference on the “unscrupulous activities” of NGOs.Panelist Al Varney, a journalist from the FrontPage Africa Newspaper revealed that there is a high level of insincerity among the many international and local NGOs operating in the country. Varney is a member of the US run International Research and Exchange (IREX) Ebola Funds Accountability project.He said several of the major organizations that were involved in the battle against the EVD, were very tight-lipped when asked to give account of how funds provided them by foreign donors were spent.“I got to know that NGOs operating in Liberia are not sincere when I began to work with the IREX Ebola Funds Accountability Project,” Varney said. “They are not willing to disclose to the public how funds donated to the country through them are spent and this raises eyebrows.”He said that he had a lot of difficulties with many of the NGOs, that he could not name, but said they were never willing to provide him the information he wanted. “Most of them do not see the media as their friend because they do not want their misdeeds to be uncovered,” he said. A similar revelation was also made by Ms. Antoinette Sendolo, who said she got in trouble because of a report she did after officials of NGO decided to remain mute for so long. She reports for the Inquirer Newspaper.“This was one of my worst experiences I had as a young journalist. The people were saying that I did the report clandestinely because I wanted to achieve certain things or I had an ulterior motive, which was not the case,” she said.“I visited the headquarters of the organization several times and even called its public relations officer on numerous occasions but they were never willing to provide me the information,” she said.The public and other foreign nationals have a negative perception of the Liberian government squandering public funds through corrupt practices, but this new revelation will now switch the pendulum as more focus now would be given to NGOs, some that bring millions of donor funds into the country.There have been complaints that almost all of the donor funds coming to the country are not impacting the lives of the people who still live in abject poverty. “When the white people send their money they can send a lot of people called experts behind the money to carry it back to their country,” many Liberians have said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana rejects Venezuelan block on oil development

first_imgVenezuela border controversyThe Government of Guyana (GoG) has officially sounded its strong condemnation of recent statements made by the neighbouring Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (BRV) in regard to Guyana exploiting its natural resources located offshore the Essequibo.In regard to a resolution promulgated on Wednesday by the Energy and Petroleum Commission of Venezuela, calling for Guyana to immediately cease ongoing offshore oil exploration and exploitation activities in the Stabroek concession block well, the Government of Guyana has noted that that Spanish-speaking nation has not even adopted or endorsed the resolution.The Foreign Affairs Ministry, noting on Friday that as far as Guyana is aware, the Government of Venezuela has neither adopted nor otherwise endorsed the resolution, had this to say: “The inflammatory resolution contains serious factual and legal errors. First, it suggests erroneously that the offshore activities in Guyanese waters have “recently” commenced, whereas the Stabroek license was awarded in 1999 and exploration commenced the following year, in 2000, 17 years ago.”The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s release has also said that the resolution suggests, erroneously, that Guyana is prohibited from developing its resources in this area because of Article V of the Geneva Agreement of 1966, but nothing whatsoever in the terms of that provision indicates that the parties cannot exercise jurisdiction over their sovereign territories. “Otherwise, it would mean that for the past fifty years, Guyana had no right to develop 70% of its territory, and the same applies to Venezuela’s development of the Orinoco region and adjacent maritime area which, like the Essequibo, was the subject of the 1899 Arbitral Award. Needless to say, such an argument is manifestly absurd”, the release argues.The release further states that Venezuela’s political posturing comes at an unfortunate time – when the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has appointed Ambassador Dag Nylander as his Personal Representative to provide Guyana and Venezuela a final opportunity to resort to the Good Offices process, in order to resolve the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award delimiting the land boundary between Guyana and Venezuela is “null and void”.The release reminded that the parties have until the end of 2017 to make significant progress in arriving at a final resolution of the controversy; failing which, the Secretary-General will refer the matter to the International Court of Justice.The release has said that Guyana is fully committed to the search for a full and final resolution of the controversy under the Good Offices process in the limited time that remains. “Such deliberate provocations and absurd demands: that Guyana halt all development activities, especially when, for over fifty years, Venezuela has intimidated Guyana and obstructed a resolution of the controversy in accordance with international law, only serve to undermine this final opportunity for the parties to once and for all bring an end to this matter by agreement; failing which, adjudication will be the only remaining means of settlement.”The release declares that Guyana remains committed to friendly and neighbourly relations with the Government and people of Venezuela, but will categorically refuse to surrender any of the sovereign rights to which it is entitled under international law, “not least in this, the fifty-first anniversary of its independence from colonial rule, as a new period of prosperity awaits its people”.last_img read more

Oil well drilling in Western Canada forecast to stay strong through 2015

first_imgBy assessing conventional and tight oil-directed activity by these individual unique regions, together with oil well initial productivity, the firm claims to be better able to forecast overall Western Canadian oil supply potential. It says the oil production outlook developed for each region within Western Canada creates a solid building block for the overall supply. It concedes there’s been a decline in total conventional and tight oil production since 2009, but says since then horizontal oil well drilling has soared. Ziff Energy forecasts that drilling will remain strong until after 2015 when increasing maturity of existing plays will likely result in a production slow down. However, it also says a new crop of tight oil plays could stabilize or grow production to the end of the decade.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Video: Check out this stunning back-heel assist against Barcelona

first_imgStruggling La Liga side Las Palmas probably weren’t expecting too much as Barcelona arrived in Gran Canaria.An early Luis Suarez goal would have added to that too but with 10 minutes on the clock they provided an equaliser to enliven the home fans.And what a leveller it was as Jonathan Viera laid on a back-heel assist for Willian Jose to bury past Claudio Bravo.You can see the awesome assist below… 1 Barcelona star Luis Suarez looks shocked last_img

Envoy’s status in Armenia probed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Members of California’s congressional delegation are questioning reports that the U.S. ambassador to Armenia is being recalled because he referred to the 1915 massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as a genocide. In separate letters sent to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, and Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, the delegation demanded answers about Ambassador John Marshall Evans’ status. Both strongly opposed recalling him. Schiff said he reiterated that message last week in a closed-door meeting with State Department officials. “I expressed my opposition to any disciplinary action being taken against the ambassador for speaking the truth,” Schiff said. “I made it very clear I thought any action taken against him would merely compound the erroneous policy of the administration.” A State Department spokesman insisted that Evans has not submitted his resignation nor been told to return. That, however, hasn’t quelled persistent rumors in California’s sizable Armenian-American community. “It’s a big issue here. It’s very concerning and very upsetting,” said Zaku Armenian, a member of the Armenian National Committee’s board in Glendale. “The word that we have is pretty clear that this is in the works,” Armenian said about Evans’ recall. “It’s clear that the State Department is bowing to pressure from Turkey.” Evans attracted wide attention in Armenian-American communities last year when he unequivocally called the massacre of Armenians in post-World War I Ottoman Turkey a genocide. “I think it is unbecoming of us as Americans to play word games here,” Evans said in February 2005 during a stop at UC Berkeley. “I will today call it the Armenian genocide.” In doing so, Evans became the first U.S. administration official to use the loaded word in an Armenian context. The Bush administration, like its predecessors, refers to the killings as a massacre and a tragedy, but never genocide. Armenians contend the Ottoman Empire began a centrally planned slaughter in 1915 under cover of World War I in which about 1.5 million Armenians were killed. Turkey, a key U.S. and NATO ally, strongly opposes the genocide label. Tuluy Tanc, minister counsel at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., called the killing and deportation of Armenians “terrible events.” But, he said, it was precipitated by Armenians taking up arms and siding with invading Russian troops. “For genocide to occur, there has to be a plan to annihilate a people based on their ethnicity. That was not the case at all,” he said. Tanc called Evans’ comments “personal views” and not a reflection of U.S. policy. He said he did not have any knowledge about Evans being recalled. But Aram Hamparian, executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America, said the State Department already is quietly vetting a new ambassador to replace Evans by early summer. “I think it’s pretty clear he’s being ushered out the door,” Schiff said. Evans, for his part, has sidestepped questions about his tenure in Armenia. In response to a query during a press conference last week, he replied, “I serve at the pleasure of the president. Period.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731last_img read more

Anna, Elsa and Olaf come to Eclipse Cinemas!

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Christmas has arrived at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford & Strabane, as Frozen favourites Anna, Else and Olaf come to greet all the girls and boys. There’s also a delightful Christmas Market and a chance to meet Old Saint Nick!New releases this week MoanaIn Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.SullyThe story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Apparition Hill Seven strangers journey to a village in Bosnia-Herzegovina to investigate reports of miracles and supernatural phenomena. Join two atheists, one believer, a mother struggling with cancer, a man diagnosed with ALS, a struggling addict, and a woman questioning her faith as they search for answers to life’s big questions on Apparition Hill, a film by Sean Bloomfield and Cimela Kidonakis.The Edge of Seventeen High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comKids Club Sat & Sun @ 12noonTickets €1.80Loyalty CardsGet yours todayDon’t forget to check out our Christmas Video Anna, Elsa and Olaf come to Eclipse Cinemas! was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)Tags:CHristmaseclipse cinema lifford strabanefrozenlast_img read more

‘THE VOICE’ STAR PADDY SET FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLS GIGS

first_imgWho’s that with our Paddy?GLENTIES singer Paddy Molloy kicks off a county tour today – of schools!The star of last night’s The Voice of Ireland was delighted to make it through to the live shows.And he was chuffed to have worked with celebrity judge Matt Cardle. “I’m going to be doing a mini-tour of a few schools in Donegal next week,” said Paddy.“If I progress further I’m going to do all the schools in the county.”The tour starts today in LYIT.The rest of the times and venues are on the poster below: ‘THE VOICE’ STAR PADDY SET FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLS GIGS was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:Paddy Molloyschool tourThe Voice of Irelandlast_img read more