Category: ivrmrqjlgfwm

‘Liberian Economy Bleeding Profusely’

first_imgUP Chairman Wilmot Paye (center) and other opposition leaders in response to President Weah’s 2019 annual message.-Opposition Parties ClaimOpposition political parties, including Alternative National Congress (ANC), Liberty Party (LP), All Liberian Party (ALP) and the former ruling Unity Party (UP) have said that the Liberian economy is bleeding profusely in the hands of President George M. Weah and his lieutenants.At a news conference immediately following the President’s annual address to the National Legislature on Monday, January 28 at Liberty Party headquarters in Congo Town, Unity Party chairman Wilmot Paye said the President’s message portrayed Liberia as a country whose economy is already in free fall, as being “better.”“President Weah just did not care about how many of you sleep hungry, how many Liberians are barely surviving, and how grim the prospects are for this economy to recover in the foreseeable future,” Chairman Paye said.“The president and his officials have destroyed whatever was left of the economy after the Ebola crisis. Yet, while you waited to hear some meaningful policy prescriptions for resuscitating the bleeding economy, the President said nothing substantive to rekindle our hopes, reassure businesses, ensure investor’s confidence, and once more regain the respect of Liberia’s bilateral and multilateral partners. This is what a serious leader would do in difficult times,” chairman Paye said.According to Mr. Paye, with this attitude, it is easy to predict that the Liberian economy will deteriorate further and this is worrisome because the country needs an immediate remedy.“The administration does not seem to have the slightest idea of what to do in order to alleviate the suffering and hardships they have imposed on you within one year, which will only continue to intensify. The president’s message to the nation was a waste of time because it failed to even hint at any concrete solution,” Chairman Paye observed.The Liberian economy is declining exponentially and it is time to act, he said. “Otherwise, Liberia could be doomed forever. Today’s message has heightened fears and dampened whatever hope that was left as you waited to hear any practical policy prescriptions on how to revamp the economy, return to good governance and avert further financial disasters that still lie ahead. We must act with some urgency to prevent the situation from degenerating into a humanitarian catastrophe. This has validated previous doubts about his capacity to handle the affairs of the state. We do not think you should continue to take him seriously at all. The president failed to assuage Liberians,” Chairman Paye said.According to him, the president and his cronies are celebrating while businesses are closing down, food prices are soaring and the prospects of jobs for young people graduating from colleges and universities grow dimmer, gloomier and grimmer.“Also, we have learned from very credible sources within the administration that Humming Bird is about to be awarded a Mineral Development Agreement (MDA). We are aware that the deal being proposed for this MDA will be injurious to the Liberian interest. In the wake of recent fraudulent loan deals that we are urging both the Executive and Legislative Branches to cancel as it makes no economic sense for the Legislature to entertain such a deal,” Chairman Paye said.He further said plans by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) to seek authorization from the Legislature for the printing of additional Liberian banknotes amid the unresolved controversies surrounding the mysterious disappearance of about L$16 billion will be counterproductive and will only worsen an already difficult monetary situation.Paye added “We urge the Legislature not to grant this authorization for reasons they already know.”“Is the president not ashamed that the economy is in tatters and that it will decline further? Is he unaware that businesses are closing down? That Liberians are being thrown out of business to make way for the president, his cronies and handful of foreign partners? Haven’t the government ministries and agencies become idle because this administration is characterized by gross incompetence? Did he say anything about this in his message (i.e. mess+age),” Chairman Paye asked?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FA Cup victory over West Ham can finally kick-start Everton’s season, says Stubbs

first_imgAlan Stubbs has pinpointed Tuesday night’s FA Cup meeting with West Ham as the match that could kick-start Everton’s season.The Toffees have endured a poor run of form in the Premier League, with four defeats on the spin seeing them plummet to 13th in the table, but Stubbs feels a victory over the Hammers tonight can be the catalyst for a change in fortunes.“It’s a game every Everton fan is looking to kick-start their season with a win,” said the Merseyside club’s former defender, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s a difficult period they have gone through over the last month, six weeks, and it is a big game for them.“Sam [Allardyce] has done a brilliant job this season, it is a completely different West Ham, who are exciting and scoring goals. It is a going to be a tough game but Goodison is a tough place to go to and we are all hoping this is a game that can kick-start Everton’s season.”The disappointing sequence of results has seen Roberto Martinez come under fire, but Stubbs says it is vital the players remain fully behind their boss and has called on the senior members of the squad to step up, take responsibility, and ease the pressure on the Spaniard.“The manager is looking now for the experienced players to really step up to the plate and show that experience and try to turn the results around,” he said.“They have conceded too many goals and that is not a criticism of the defence, that is the team, and everyone has got to pull together, get their heads down and get a result.“This is the time you see what you have got in your dressing room, when everybody is sticking together and making sure everybody is pulling in the right direction.” 1 Steven Naismith celebrates scoring for Everton last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre handmade gifts PICO RIVERA – Start your Christmas shopping from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lords Vineyard, 9417 Passons Blvd. The “Vineyard Christmas Boutique” will feature handmade crafts, jewelry, food and hand-packaged Avon products. For more information, call (562) 942-8994. Boys, Girls Club organizing teams WHITTIER – The Boys and Girls Club of Whittier, 7905 S. Greenleaf Ave., is now accepting enrollment for its basketball program. The teams are not coed. They are for boys and girls ages 10-13. There are no cuts; everyone plays. Athletes must be a member of the club. Membership is $15 for one year. Jerseys are supplied by the club. Play starts in January. For more information, call (562) 698-8630, Ext. 100. `Native Nights’ helps green thumbs WHITTIER – The Whittier Public Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave., is hosting “Native Nights, A California Friendly Gardening Workshop,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The seminar will cover 25 native and low-water-use plants, shrub groundcover trees and other vegetation. Tips will be given on selection of plants, planting guidelines and maintenance recommendations as well as the benefits of using native plants. A full-colored handbook will be available. It will include photos, descriptions and other information about each of the 25 plants. The seminar is sponsored by the Central Basin Municipal Water District in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District, the city of Whittier, Suburban Water Systems, Orchard Dale Water District and La Habra Heights County Water District. The event is free, but space is limited. Call (310) 436-2609 for reservations. Holiday auction to benefit school WHITTIER – The 23rd annual Holiday Auction Fundraiser, “Reach for the Stars,” benefiting the Broadoaks Children’s School of Whittier College, will take place from 7 to 11:30p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. The event will include food, entertainment, a raffle drawing and silent and voice auctions. Admission is $15. Proceeds will go to children’s programs and services at Broadoaks. The event is for adults only. For more information, call (562) 907-4250. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to an eyewitness, the suspect had glass lacerations, but it was undetermined how and when he sustained the injuries. Firefighters responded to a call at Hornell Street and La Mirada Boulevard at 12:02 a.m. A victim was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. Sheriff’s officials would not say if the two incidents were related. “The Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” Brauburger said. Boutique to offer center_img Suspect caught after shooting EAST WHITTIER – No one was wounded in a deputy- involved shooting Tuesday evening in an area of unincorporated Whittier near La Mirada, sheriff’s officials said. The shooting occurred about 11:55 p.m. at Leffingwell Road and La Mirada Boulevard, said Deputy Bill Brauburger of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. “The deputy was not injured and the suspect was not shot but taken into custody,” he said. last_img

Charlton ‘extremely saddened’ by mock funeral and beach ball fan protests

first_img1 Supporters held a mock funeral for the club ahead of Sunday’s game Charlton have issued a statement claiming to be “extremely saddened” by events at The Valley prior to and during their 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory against Middlesbrough.Supporters held a mock funeral for the struggling London club ahead of Sunday’s game, with fans carrying a coffin to the ground.The game was also held up 30 seconds after kick-off when a large number of beach balls were thrown onto the pitch.Addicks fans were voicing their displeasure at chief executive Katrien Meire and owner Roland Duchatelet at the way the club is being run, with the win against Boro only their seventh of the season.The protests appear to have had an impact, however, with Charlton releasing a statement which read: “The club is extremely saddened by the situation which has led to supporters demonstrating ahead of, and during, the match against Middlesbrough on Sunday.“Every supporter has the right to voice their opinion and we are determined to do everything we can to work together with supporters to build our relationship with them and make sure they remain at the heart of this club.“We would like to thank supporters for getting behind the team today as we picked up a valuable three points in our fight to stay in the Championship.”Charlton are currently second from bottom in the Championship table, five points adrift of safety with a significantly inferior goal difference to the teams around them.last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Conaill 0-07 Four Masters 1-08Emlyn Hughes got his competitive managerial term off to a flyer on Good Friday with a 4 point win away to Naomh Conaill.A strong second half from the visitors was key as they held their hosts to 1 point, whilst registering 1-05 on their own scoreboard to take two valuable early league points. Dara Gallagher (2), Conor Mc Daid and Conor Rooney exchanged points in the first 10 minutes to leave the sides on parity.A Michael Doherty 45 pushed Four Masters into the lead but Gallagher again equalised from a free to level matters on 15 minutes.The home side then took the upper hand and points from Brendan McDyre, Anthony Thompson and Martin Regan gave them a 3 point half-time lead at 6 points to 3.Straight from the throw-in Four Masters created a goal chance but Sean O’Kennedy’s shot was saved on the line. Michael Doherty did add 2 further points, one from a free and on 42 minutes Doherty was on hand to punch to the Naomh Conaill net to nudge the visitors into a 2 point lead. Four Masters were now dominating and points from Conor Rooney and Steven Keeney stretched the lead further.Naomh Conaill were finding it difficult to break up the pitch and a Brendan McDyre free on 52 minutes was their first score since the half-time break. A Michael Doherty free was the final act in this deserved win for Four Masters.Four Masters – Paul Durcan, Josh Lacey, Jamie McCrea, Danny McGarrigle, Sean O’Kennedy, Barry Dunnion, Conor Rooney (0-01), Barry Monaghan, Kevin McBrearty, Luke Keaney, Shane Carr, Ryan Earley, Dylan Ward, Michael Doherty (1-05), Conor McDaid (0-01). Subs used – Steven Keeney (0-01), Peadar Espey, Ryan O’Donnell, Barry Farragher, Darren Walsh.Reserve Kilcar 1-04, Four Masters 2-11Mickey Martin lead his charges into battle for the first time in Towney on Easter Sunday and returned with 2 good away points. Last years Reserve County Finalists were out of the blocks quickly in this one with scores from Peader Espey, Ciaran Cassidy and Benny Cassidy. The visitors lead by 1-09 to 1-01 at half-time with Cassidy getting the goal. Peadar Espey finished the game on 7 points and was combining well with his half-forward colleagues to extend the Four Masters lead further. Ciaran Cassidy also added to his tally and the game was finished as a contest when Benny Cassidy slotted home his second goal. Henry Duignan pointed from full-forward to close out the scoring and complete a good Easter weekend for the Donegal town men.Four Masters – Sean Martin, Damien Cassidy, Barry Farragher, Enda Bonner, John Boyle, Darren Walsh, Pauric Harvey, Charl;ie Gallagher, Ciaran Cassidy (0-02), Gareth Britton, Peadar Espey (0-07), Stephen Graham, Ciaran Cornyn, Henry Duignan, Benny Cassidy. Subs used – Conor O’Donnell, Barry O’Donnell, Gary McGinty, Darragh Doogan & Jason Duignan.GAA: NAOMH CONAILL 0-07, FOUR MASTERS 1-08 was last modified: April 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOUR MASTERS 1-08GAA: NAOMH CONAILL 0-07last_img read more

Liverpool resume talks to sign Jurgen Klopp’s top transfer target

first_img Fekir scored 23 goals for Lyon last season talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. LATEST IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED REVEALED targets But concerns at Anfield over Fekir’s previous medical issues halted the transfer, with the playmaker suffering from recurring knee injuries including a contusion which kept him out for a month in February.The Reds’ medical team were not happy with the condition of his knee after a 2015 operation, with boss Jurgen Klopp left frustrated by the collapse of talks.Since then Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed Fekir could be on his way to Manchester United, even threatening a price rise amid France’s World Cup success, but it seems there has been another change of heart. Transfer gossip Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets 2 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Now Liverpool are re-negotiating a contract with clauses concerning his knee, reducing the fee for the Lyon captain should any problems arise.The signing would complete Liverpool’s rejuvenated midfield, which has been boosted by the signings of Naby Keita and Fabinho.And Fekir’s future will be decided once he returns from Russia; France play Uruguay in the quarter-finals next Friday. France international Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is back on after talks with Lyon resumed.The £53 million deal had progressed so far the 24-year-old had even completed a welcome interview for LFC TV, the club’s television station, before he went to Russia for the World Cup. He will be hoping to star in France’s quarter-final clash Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

The Pogba replacements Man United should sign if midfielder leaves Old Trafford

first_img Man United insiders believe Paul Pogba’s career at the club is over Paul Pogba appears to be fuelling rumours of a potential departure from Manchester United.Pogba, the midfielder, has refused to rule out an upcoming transfer by saying ‘who knows what will happen in the next few months’. Solskjaer refuses to blame De Gea for Man United loss and heaps praise on Pogba If United would prefer to replace Pogba with a player who has Premier League experience, Doucoure, the Watford midfielder, is a fine option. The 25-year-old would not be a like-for-like replacement, given Doucoure is much more of a box-to-box midfielder than Pogba – who prefers the attacking phase – but he has shown he knows where the back of the net is; Doucoure’s ratio of one goal every eight games is only slightly worse than Pogba’s one goal every six games, and he is playing for a worse team.Doucoure penned a new contract earlier this season which means Watford would be looking for a hefty fee for their midfield ace, but he appears to be a perfect Ed Woodward signing – relatively young, clearly talented… and with huge resale value.ThiagoBayern Munich (157 apps / 26 goals) 6 Latest Paul Pogba news De Gea blunder costs Man United as Solskjaer’s side slip to defeat at Watford 6 presser boost Barcelona appear to be the team trying hardest to sign Pogba, and if they were to bring him in the Camp Nou club would likely look to get rid of one of their current midfielders to free up space in Ernesto Valverde’s squad.Ivan Rakitic, 30, would seem the the most likely victim of Pogba’s arrival, and United could look to include the Croatia international in any deal taking the France star to Catalonia.He has proven quality having starred for Barca in over 200 matches, while his winning mentality and experience of securing silverware make him almost the perfect player for Jose Mourinho, who favours signings that can make an instant impact.Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, has been against signing older players, but a swap deal involving Pogba and Rakitic would likely cost United nothing – and could even make them quite a hefty profit given Pogba is valued as much more expensive than the Croatia international.Abdoulaye DoucoureWatford (67 apps / 8 goals) Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Is Pogba’s time at Old Trafford coming to an end? Getty Images ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba CALAMITY DAVE A well-known target of United’s, there were many reports suggesting the Red Devils would move for Milinkovic-Savic over the summer. However, that would have been overkill given the similarities between the Serbia international and Pogba, and moving for the former as a replacement for the latter makes much more sense.Standing at 6ft 3in, the towering Milinkovic-Savic looks like a midfield destroyer but plays like a diminutive No.10. With his physical dominance and technical gifts it is no wonder he has been compared to Pogba, and what better way to replace the France international than with a younger, carbon copy of him.Ivan RakiticBarcelona (218 apps / 30 goals) Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Various reports say his relationship with Jose Mourinho, the United manager, has broken down, and Barcelona are hoping to take advantage by taking the France international to Camp Nou.United would obviously want to make profit on the £89million they paid for Pogba when they re-signed him from Juventus in 2016, but even if they receive a hefty sum it will not be easy to replace the 25-year-old. getty center_img 6 Confirmed teams Solskjaer may get wish as pictures of Man United squad suggest Pogba may return SAY THAT AGAIN? But what players could United look to in an attempt to fill the void created should Pogba leave? have considered five potential targets for the Red Devils, and you can discover who they are, below…Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazio (125 apps / 24 goals) Super agent Raiola lifts the lid on Pogba’s future at Man United not going anywhere 27-year-old Thiago is another who is consistently linked with an Old Trafford switch, and what better time to bring him in than when Pogba leaves?Signing Thiago would require Jose Mourinho to change his style of play, as he would be losing an out-and-out attacking midfielder for more of a dominating player, with Thiago very much schooled in the Barcelona style. He is a supremely gifted passer of the ball, and is adept at retaining possession in all manner of situations.The Spain international’s biggest strength is his ability to dictate the pace of the game. This is something United have longed for Pogba to do, but he has failed at his job except on few situations. Thiago may not be as flashy as the France star, but he will bring something to United they have lacked since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club – complete control of the opposition.Tanguy NdombeleLyon (51 apps / 1 goal) deals Au Revoir not guilty Xmas gift Man United boss Solskjaer rules out Pogba move in January and gives injury update 6 Pogba named among Man United substitutes for Watford game 6 6 It would be typical of United to splash the cash on a big-name signing if Pogba leaves, mostly to appease fans who would hate to see such a famous player replaced by some no-name midfielder. However, the wisest decision for the Red Devils may be to look around for a young talent who can be moulded into the player Pogba has failed to become.Ndombele is showing a wealth of talent despite his youth, with the 21-year-old starring for Lyon since joining on loan from Amiens last season; he made his move permanent this summer.Given his physical attributes, Ndombele has been somewhat typecast as nothing more than an athletic midfielder – but the youngster is so much more than that.He is brilliant at winning possession and immediately turning the game to Lyon’s advantage, dribbling into the final third with speed to put his side on the attack. When in attacking zones his passing is good, if not great, though his average of just under two key passes per game in 2017/18 suggests there is potential for him to become a good chance creator.He is already fine in defence and is showing promise in attack, and in a few years Ndombele could be one of the most dynamic midfielders in the game. It would be a risk replacing Pogba with the youngster, but it’s a risk that could pay off in the greatest manner.last_img read more


first_imgA total of 56 local authority homes which have been left vacant across Donegal are to be brought back to life.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghA total of €358,000 has been granted to give the houses a facelift and to allow them to be allocated to families across the county.The allocation is part of a €15million investment announced by Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan. A total of 952 homes across the country are to be renovated as a result of the programme.Local Letterkenny councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said the scheme will provide a boost to many housing estates and also put a roof over the heads of 56 Donegal families.“This scheme will go some way to easing the pressure on social housing in the country.“In addition unused units can very quickly become magnets for anti social behaviour and boarded up houses, are unsightly and can bring down the look of an entire housing development. “This investment will therefore not only provide additional social housing, but will also enhance the appearance of neighbourhoods and enhance the quality of life of the residents of housing estates,” he said. JOY AS 56 VACANT HOMES TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE IN HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME was last modified: April 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghvacant homeslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: They certainly got the weather as members of Milford GAA club did the Double Dip for Donegal at Rathmullan beach last evening.Among those diving into the water were principal Alma Kavanagh, sister of Donegal star Rory, as well as local councillor Michael McBride. All funds go to the players training fund. Click play to watch Donegal TV’s video of the event.  DDTV COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MILFORD GAA CLUB DO THE DOUBLE DIP FOR DONEGAL was last modified: September 15th, 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:donegalDouble DipGAAMilfordRathmullanlast_img read more

India’s silver medallists at Commonwealth Games 2010

first_imgIndia has won 38 golds, 27 silvers and 35 bronzes in the Commonwealth Games 2010. In the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, India had scored 22 golds, 17 silvers and 11 bronzes.Shooting (11)1. Omkar Singh & Deepak Sharma – Men’s 50m Pistol (Pairs)2. Tejaswini Sawant & Lajjakumari Gauswami – Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)3. Abhinav Bindra – Men’s 10m Air Rifle (Singles)4. Rahi Sarnobat – Women’s 25m Pistol (Single)5. Ronjan Sodhi – Men’s Double Trap (Singles)6. Asher Noria & Ronjan Sodhi – Men’s Double trap (Pairs)7. Manavjit Singh Sandhu & Mansher Singh – Men’s Trap (Pairs)8. Vijay Kumar – Men’s 25m Centre Fire Pistol (Singles)9. Tejaswini Sawant – Women’s 50m Rifle Prone (Singles)10. Samresh Jung & Chandrasekhar Chaudhary – Men’s 25m Standard Pistol (Pairs)11. Heena Sidhu – Women’s 10m Air Pistol (Singles)Wrestling (5)1. Manoj Kumar – Men’s Greco-Roman 84 kg2. Nirmala Devi – Women’s Freestyle 48 kg3. Babita Kumari – Women’s Freestyle 51 kg4. Anuj Kumar – Men’s Freestyle 84 kg5. Joginder Kumar – Men’s Freestyle 120 kgWeightlifting (2)1. Ngangbam Soniya Chanu – Women’s 48kg2. Sukhen Dey – Men’s 56kgArchery (1)Ritul Chatterjee, Jignas Chittibomma & Chinna Raju Srither – Men’s compound teamAthletics (3)1. Vikas Shive Gowda – Men’s Discuss Throw2. Prajusha Maliakkal – Women’s Long Jump3. Harwant Kaur – Women’s Discus ThrowTennis (1)Sania Mirza – Women’s singlesBadminton (1)Badminton Mixed Team – Mixed teamTable Tennis (1)Mouma Das, Poulomi Ghatak & Shamini Kumaresan – Women’s teamlast_img read more