The management of the Putu Iron Ore Mining Company (PIOM) has reassured the government and people of Liberia that it remains committed to the implementation of the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) it signed with government.The PIOM management stated that although in the last few months its activities were reduced it did not close down its operations, as had been rumored, according to a press release issued yesterday.The scale down in operations, according to the company’s CEO Christian Masurenko, was attributed to the Ebola outbreak. He pledged that PIOM will continue to meet its obligations to government and the communities within its concession area.Mr. Masurenko said he was giving the assurance because the scale-down in the company’s operations in the last few months has been “misinterpreted as closure.”The PIOM CEO stressed that unforeseen circumstances have negatively impacted the company’s operations resulting in delays in the implementation of its ventures.The press release made specific reference to the Ebola outbreak which it said continues to hamper normal working activities in the country, and also the steep decline in the world market price for iron ore which is impacting iron ore investments not only in Liberia but worldwide.With the level of progress attained in combating the EVD, coupled with the Liberian government’s efforts to stimulate the economy in particular, the mining sector, PIOM anticipates resuming operations in the shortest possible time, said the press statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Business Minister Dominic Gaskin will now be responsible for the Tourism industry, following the A Partnership for National Unit/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) government’s decision to relieve Minister ofPublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesMinister of Business who will now add Tourism to his portfolio, Dominic GaskinPublic Telecommunications Cathy Hughes of these duties.In a move to focus more on Public Telecommunications, Minister Hughes who serves as Minister of Public Telecommunications and Tourism, will now relinquish her responsibly of the tourism sector.This newspaper understands that the rationale behind this move is based on the need for a greater focus on Public Telecommunications, even after Minister Hughes has managed both sectors effectively.Minister Hughes had amassed a vast knowledge of the Telecommunications sector having graduated from University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Mass Communications in addition to her 20 years of on-field knowledge.Minister Hughes will serve as Minister of Tourism until end of June, as Gaskin, the son-in-law of President David Granger, will take over effective July 1, 2016. Hughes has also previously served as Director of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG).The responsibility of Public Telecommunications was moved from Ministry of Public Infrastructure in January, to the Ministry of Tourism.
An aide to Liberian actor Artus Frank has denied reports that the actor was kicked out of Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson’s hotel in that county.The aide said Senator Johnson never ejected Frank from his guesthouse as reported, but opted to refuse Frank’s payment for his stay at the hotel because of the actor’s relationship with Representative Edwin Snowe, who plans to run for a representative seat in Bomi.But the inference is that Sen. Johnson’s refusal of Frank’s payment amounts to being asked to leave.“But this was done politely. They had a mutual understand before Frank could leave his hotel. For us, it seems that the two lawmakers are not having a good relationship right now,” the aide explains.The aide further said the incident occurred when the actor was in Bomi County hosting his annual Christmas party for kids, which ended well.“Let me make this clear, Frank and Senator Johnson are still good friends and they will remain forever. People should stop reporting that the two cannot see eye to eye right now,” he said. Meanwhile, when Frank was contacted, he neither denied nor confirmed the news but urged both lawmakers to settle their differences. “It hurts to see two lawmakers having a bad relationship, and if they continue it will not be good for Bomi County. I’m called for peace and will do my best to settle their differences,” Frank said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Levante believe Barca defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” (R, pictured July 2018) played illegally as he should have been serving a suspension © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Richard RodriguezMADRID, Spain, Jan 17 – Barcelona face being thrown out of the Copa del Rey after Levante’s president confirmed they will complain the Catalan club fielded an ineligible player in the first leg of their last 16 tie.Levante won the opening match 2-1 last week and believe Barca defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” played illegally as he should have been serving a suspension. “Whatever happens on the field of play today, Levante are going to take this situation to the Federation tomorrow,” Levante president Francisco Javier Catalan said, shortly before the second leg at the Camp Nou on Thursday.“We feel that there is a solid enough precedent to back up the club’s decision to do so.”Chumi was given a ban after receiving a yellow card while playing for Barcelona’s B team in the Segunda B division.Barcelona insist a change in the rules, made in November, means the suspension does not carry over into the Copa del Rey.A source at Barcelona had told AFP Sport earlier on Thursday: “There has been no improper conduct nor a complaint from either Levante or the RFEF.”Real Madrid were disqualified from the Copa del Rey in 2015 for fielding Denis Cheryshev, despite the player being suspended.Cheryshev had received three yellow cards while playing for Villarreal in the competition in the previous season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Take a look at these hardy marathon runners.Perhaps they might not so be fresh-looking after 26.2miles around the streets of Dublin tomorrow.The group are among the Milford AC athletes taking part in the Dublin City Marathon. Pictured with club coach James Gibbons are from left, James Whoriskey, Ita McGettigan, Trisha Nulty, Jacqui Barrett, Bernie Gallagher, Rosemary McGee, Marty Lynch, Hugh Coll, Damien McBride and David Connors. At back are Barry Browne, Daniel Cullen, Seamus Ferry, Jim McCahill, Eoin Sheehy, Noel Kilpatrick, Gerard Dorrian, Brian Doherty, Paul Ryan, Shaun Boyce, Joe Gallagher, John Ward, Edel Bradley and Annette Sheehy. Missing are Richard Neil and Matt Hogan and Fanad girls Caroline McElwaine and Marie McAteer.We wish them all the best.MILFORD RUNNERS GET READY FOR THE DUBLIN MARATHON CHALLENGE! was last modified: October 25th, 2015 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:DUBLIN MARATHONMilford AC
GARDAI and the Donegal mountain rescue team are searching for a missing American woman, aged 41, near the Sliabh League area.The Mountain Rescue team have issued a public appeal asking for anyone who may know of her whereabouts to contact gardai.MORE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS: WOMAN, 41, MISSING NEAR SLIABH LEAGUE was last modified: September 19th, 2011 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:41-year-old AmericanSliabh Leaguewoman missing
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bryant described the wing on Sunday as “more of a striking position.” He has spoken highly of Jackson’s new version of the triangle offense, one that will have more flexibility than when Shaquille O’Neal was anchored at center. “Everybody will be truly interchangeable,” Bryant said last week. “We’ll be moving pieces of the puzzle around moreso than we did in the past and see if that works for us.” On defense, Jackson said he would like to see Bryant return to the form that made him a perennial all-defensive team selection. “I thought last year, Kobe had really a down year defensively,” Jackson said. “He was trying to do a lot, trying to get the ball back a lot of times. That he doesn’t have to do with this team as much. We’re going to help each other out more.” Jackson suggested Bryant might be asked to defend opposing point guards more than he did last season for Rudy Tomjanovich. His first opportunity, Jackson said, could come against Baron Davis in Tuesday’s exhibition opener against Golden State. “We’ll probably mix it up a little bit depending on who we’re playing, what we want to do defensively that night,” Bryant said. “Some nights, I’ll probably be on the ball, some nights I’ll be off the ball. Some nights, I’ll be a roamer.” Jackson also could see Tuesday how Smush Parker and Aaron McKie handle Davis and leave Bryant on shooting guard Jason Richardson in a more traditional matchup. Also: The Lakers are expecting rookie center Andrew Bynum (abdominal strain) and guard Laron Profit (strained calf) not to play in their first two exhibitions. … Forward Lamar Odom took the first blow to his surgically repair left shoulder and was uninjured, Jackson said. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HONOLULU – With the Lakers finishing out of the playoffs for the first time in his career, Kobe Bryant had an entire summer to go through every scenario that could await him on the basketball court, from chasing after point guards to posting up down low. A week into training camp, though, Bryant’s role in Phil Jackson’s offense and defense has become more defined. And the changes will be anything but cosmetic to those who remember how Jackson used Bryant in his previous five years as coach. On offense, Bryant will move from the backcourt, where he shared the responsibility of bringing up the ball and initiating the offense, to the wing, a position that will allow him to better size up defensive weak points and use his size to drag a defender into the post. The wing also should give Bryant more opportunities as a scorer, though he had little trouble putting up 40-point games in his previous role. Additionally, Bryant said moving to the wing should help him conserve energy, as he won’t have to handle the ball as much.
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Brighton vs WolvesThe American Express Community Stadium, East SussexSaturday, 27-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Anthony TaylorBrighton go into Saturday’s game with Wolves having won all their six previous top-flight meetings. The Seagulls have lost one of the last eight encounters in all competitions, winning three and drawing four. Wolves have only scored one goal in their last four games against Brighton.Brighton’s top scorer Glenn Murray suffered concussion against Newcastle last weekend and will be assessed. Davy Propper and Pascal Gross remain out with ankle injuries but Bruno has recovered from a back spasm.Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has named an unchanged side for the opening nine league matches but hinted the defeat by Watford could be the catalyst for changes. Adama Traore and Ivan Cavaleiro are among those pushing for a first start.Brighton could win three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since a run of four in May 1981. They are also vying to equal the club top-flight record of three consecutive clean sheets.Fulham vs AFC Bournemouth Craven Cottage, LondonSaturday, 27-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Andre MarrinerFulham captain Tom Cairney is in contention to return, having only played 26 minutes as a substitute since August because of an ankle injury. Left-back Joe Bryan is definitely out with a hamstring injury, but fellow defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is hoping to be fit after a shoulder problem.Bournemouth full-back Charlie Daniels is nearing a return from a knee injury but will not be involved this weekend. Forward Joshua King could make his 200th English league appearance.This is the first top-flight meeting. Fulham have won just two of the last 16 encounters in all competitions, drawing five and losing nine.Liverpool vs Cardiff CityAnfield, LiverpoolSaturday, 20-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Scott AtwellTo maintain pace with the champions-City, Liverpool cannot afford any margin for error in such fixtures. They have won the last four meetings in all competitions, most recently winning both clashes in the 2013-14 Premier League season. That run followed a five-match winning sequence for the Bluebirds from 1957 to 1959. Cardiff have won 11 of their 22 top-flight matches against the Reds, drawing two and losing nine.Liverpool must face Cardiff City without injured midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita. Henderson was substituted during last week’s win at Huddersfield because of a hamstring problem, while Keita remains out for the same reason.Cardiff pair Harry Arter and Josh Murphy are nursing injuries and will be assessed. Gary Madine could return to the squad following a virus but Joe Ralls must complete a two-match suspension.Liverpool could set an outright top-flight club record of 10 consecutive home clean sheets on Saturday. Liverpool’s win against Huddersfield last weekend was their first in seven matches against teams in the relegation zone (D2, L4). The Reds have lost just one of their last 45 home Premier League matches against newly-promoted teams (W35, D9) – against Blackpool in 2010-11.Southampton vs Newcastle UnitedSt. Marys’ Stadium, HampshireSaturday, 27-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Chris KavanaghSouthampton are likely to be at full strength as they seek a first Premier League home win of the season. Mario Lemina was substituted against Bournemouth last weekend with a knee injury but the midfielder is expected to be fit.Newcastle are bolstered by the return of forward Salomon Rondon and defender Ciaran Clark, who have both overcome thigh problems. Florian Lejeune remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.Southampton’s only defeat in their previous 24 home league matches against Newcastle came in September 2004 (W16, D7). Southampton have won 15 Premier League games versus Newcastle, more than against any other opponent. Newcastle beat Saints 3-0 in March but haven’t won consecutive league meetings since the 2004-2005 season.Watford vs Huddersfield TownVicarage Road, LondonSaturday, 27-10-2015 @05:00pmReferee: Mike DeanWatford striker Troy Deeney is a major doubt for the visit of Huddersfield Town because of a hamstring injury. Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah will also be assessed due to a knee problem, but defenders Jose Holebas and Christian Kabasele return from suspension.Huddersfield Town welcome back winger Ramadan Sobhi after two months out with a knee injury. Rajiv van La Parra is a doubt due to illness, while Tommy Smith, Danny Williams and Terence Kongolo are out.Watford were one of only two teams beaten home and away by Huddersfield last season, including 4-1 at Vicarage Road. The winning side has scored four goals in each of the last four league meetings at Vicarage Road. Huddersfield have won four of their last five league matches against Watford, losing one.Leicester City vs West Ham UnitedKing Power Stadium, LeicestershireSaturday, 27-10-2018 @07:30pmReferee: Michael OliverLeicester have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against West Ham (W4, D2). West Ham are attempting to win consecutive league games at Leicester for the first time since 1997, having ended a six-match winless run at the King Power last season.Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is a fitness doubt to face West Ham because of a stomach complaint. Wes Morgan serves the final game of a two-match ban but Demarai Gray is back in contention after a month out.West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko could miss the rest of the season after being sidelined for up to six months following Achilles surgery. Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Jack Wilshere all remain unavailable for the Hammers.Leicester could lose consecutive Premier League home games for the first time in more than a year. They are also in danger of registering three successive league defeats for the first time since Claudio Ranieri lost five in a row and was sacked. However, they could equal the club record of five wins in the opening 10 games of a Premier League campaign.Burnley vs ChelseaTurf Moor, BurnelySunday, 28-10-2018 @04:30pmReferee: Craig PawsonRobbie Brady is in contention to play his first game for Burnley since last December but midfielder Aaron Lennon is battling a virus and defender Ben Gibson will be given more time to return to full match fitness.Chelsea will give Hazard every chance to prove his fitness after he missed Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League win over BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge with a back problem. Manager Maurizio Sarri remains hopeful the Belgium forward could be back in time for the Turf Moor trip but Ethan Ampadu is likely to remain sidelined through knee trouble.Burnley are yet to beat Chelsea at Turf Moor in a Premier League match (P4 W0 D1 L3) – their last home league win over the Blues was in April 1983 in the second tier. Chelsea have lost just one of their eight Premier League games against Burnley (W5 D2), a 3-2 home defeat on the opening day of last season. Burnley have won just two points from their last 12 home Premier League games against the ‘big six’, drawing two and losing 10 since a 2-0 win over Liverpool in August 2016. Chelsea are unbeaten after the first nine games of a top-flight season for just the fifth time in their history alongside 1964-65 (3rd), 1966-67 (9th), 2005-06 (1st) and 2014-15 (1st). Burnley have won seven points from their last four games (W2 D1 L1), one more than they picked up in their previous 11 Premier League matches combined. Maurizio Sarri could become the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his first 10 Premier League matches in charge of the club (P9 W6 D3 L0).Crystal Palace vs ArsenalSelhurst Park, LondonSunday, 28-10-2018 @04:30pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonMidfielder Max Meyer and forward Alexander Sørloth are both available for selection after missing last week’s defeat against Everton but Christian Benteke and Joel Ward will not return in time for Sunday’s clash at Selhurst Park.Arsenal will be hoping to have either Nacho Monreal or Sead Kolasinac back in the squad for their Premier League trip to Crystal Palace. Both left-backs missed the Europa League win at Sporting Lisbon with hamstring problems as Granit Xhaka filled the gap in defence. Petr Cech will be pushing for a recall in goal having overcome his own hamstring complaint, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg) and Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) also back in training but unlikely to be up to speed.Crystal Palace have lost nine of their last 11 Premier League matches against Arsenal (W1 D1), losing both games in 2017-18. Arsenal have only lost one of their nine away Premier League visits to Crystal Palace (W6 D2), a 0-3 reverse in April 2017. Crystal Palace have netted just three goals in their last eight Premier League games, failing to score on five occasions in this run. Only in 2017-18 (2) have the Eagles scored fewer goals after the first nine games to a top-flight season than in 2018-19 (5). Arsenal have won more points (437) and averaged more points per game (1.81) in Premier League London derbies than any other team. Arsenal lost their first five away matches on Sundays in all competitions in 2018 – they have since won each of their last three.Manchester United vs EvertonOld Trafford, ManchesterSunday, 28-10-2018 @07:00pmReferee: Jonathan MossMourinho has confirmed that Jesse Lingard (groin) and Scott McTominay (knee) could feature but Diogo Dalot, Marouane Fellaini and Alexis Sanchez remain absent.Everton have no fresh injury concerns and Silva may opt to field an unchanged starting XI following three straight Premier League wins. Yerry Mina will again be available but may have to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench, while James McCarthy is pushing to be involved for the first time since his double leg break in January.Manchester United have won 19 home Premier League games against Everton – only against Spurs have they won more (21). Everton are winless in seven matches against Manchester United in all competitions (W0 D2 L5) since a 3-0 home win in the Premier League in April 2015. Manchester United have scored more goals (98) and won more games (35) against Everton in the Premier League than against any other opponent. Five of Manchester United’s last seven Premier League goals against Everton have been scored in the last 10 minutes of matches. Manchester United currently have a goal difference of -1 in the Premier League this season; the first time that they have had a negative goal difference after nine games of a league campaign since 1990-91. Only in 2014-15 under Louis van Gaal (13 points) have Manchester United won fewer points from their opening nine games in a Premier League season than in 2018-19 (14). In fact, this is the second time Jose Mourinho has won just 14 points from a possible 27 in his opening nine matches of a season as Man Utd boss (also did so in 2016-17).Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester CityWembley Stadium, LondonMonday, 29-10-2018 @10:00pmReferee: Kevin FriendWhile Alli is back in contention after four games out, Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) continue to receive treatment and will miss the Wembley clash.Fabian Delph (knee) and Ilkay Gundogan (hamstring) are doubtful for City, while Danilo is likely to be absent with an ankle knock sustained on international duty. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee (Achilles).Spurs have lost 10 of their last 15 Premier League games against Man City (W4 D1), having lost just three of their first 27 games against them in the competition. Just two of the last 28 league meetings between Spurs and Man City have ended as draws (11 wins for Man City, 15 wins for Spurs). Tottenham have won seven and lost none of their last nine Premier League games played on Monday (D2), with their last defeat coming against Norwich in April 2012 (1-2). Man City are unbeaten in six Premier League away games in London (W5 D1), winning the last four in a row. The Citizens could become the first non-London side to win five consecutive Premier League games in the capital. Tottenham’s Erik Lamela has been directly involved in four goals in five Premier League games this season (three goals, one assist), the same total he registered in 25 games last term (two goals, two assists). Man City’s Sergio Aguero scored 10 goals in his first seven Premier League games against Spurs – since then, he’s failed to find the net in five appearances against them.Comments Tags: premier leaguetop
The potential of the North Coast Section following the lead of other high school governing bodies and implementing a pitch count rule didn’t necessarily sneak up on anybody.But there’s going to be something a little different during the 2017 high school baseball season on the North Coast nonetheless.High school baseball in California is following the lead of Little League, as the NCS’ Board of Managers has officially voted to use a pitch count rule that is aimed to protect and limit …