LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of HalfwaveNorwegian oil and gas inspection services provider Halfwave won two contracts from the Australian LNG player Woodside. Under the agreement, Halfwave will provide pigging inspection services to the Pluto trunkline and Angel export pipeline, off Western Australia.Woodside’s Pluto 36-inch, 180 km trunkline transports gas and condensate from the field to the 4.9 mtpa onshore LNG plant.The Angel export pipeline delivers gas and condensate from the Angel platform to the North Rankin complex, from where it is further transported to the Karratha Gas Plant for processing.Halfwave added it will perform integrity inspection of the two pipelines over a two-year period, using its technology for ultrasonic inspection of natural gas pipelines.
The Gunners will set out to return to the top of the table when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday night. Since shipping six at Manchester City last month, the Arsenal rearguard have been breached just once, at West Ham on New Year’s Day, to restore their status of holding the best defensive record in the top flight. “There is still room for improvement, but I have to credit the defenders and the shape of the whole team.” The current Arsenal defence may not yet have earned legendary status as the one which drove Wenger to his first Double in 1998 or the Invincibles of 2003/2004, but the French coach feels the foundations are promising. “We had a very stable and solid defensive record since the start of the season, with two blips – one was against Villa in the first game and one was when we played at Man City,” he said. “But overall our defensive record has been absolutely top and that is what we want to keep until the end of the season, and even improve.” Arsenal have a superb record at Villa Park, where they were last beaten in the Premier League back in December 1998. Monday’s trip to the Midlands will also present an opportunity for the players to lay to rest their 3-1 home defeat by Paul Lambert’s men on the opening day of the season which sparked much criticism of the direction Arsenal where heading. Wenger, though, insisted: “It is not about revenge. “The opening day of the season is not Villa’s fault, and what happened after the game is not Villa’s fault. “We just had to face dissatisfaction from people and our fans, that was completely normal. “Villa is just another game. What is always important is the next game and to produce a good performance.” Szczesny is scheduled to return between the posts at Villa Park having been rested for the 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham last weekend. And the 23-year-old Pole, who has kept 14 clean sheets in all competitions, feels there is growing confidence in a back line which has developed into an effective unit – no matter what the personnel. “I prefer to play behind the same back four because we have got a very good understanding, but you have to give credit to the players that have come in, when everyone does as well as they been doing recently it really doesn’t matter,” Szczesny said. “Thomas Vermaelen has done really well when he has been in the team as have the others, like Nacho Monreal and Carl Jenkinson. “As long as the players coming in are in good shape and bring in the same principles into the game, it doesn’t make much difference. “Hopefully they can maintain that form because the amount of clean sheets we have kept lately has made me very happy.” Szczesny added in the Arsenal matchday magazine: “Clean sheets is something we have always wanted to improve because over the last few years we haven’t been the strongest in the league defensively. “Last season we improved a lot, but I think now we are showing much more consistency in our defending. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is confident Arsenal’s mean defensive streak can see them stay ahead in the race for the Barclays Premier League title. Press Association
The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has announced a shift in date for the annual football fiesta, the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) Super Four.The championship, which will make known the champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL), will now be held between October 9 and 14 in Benin City, Edo State. Officials and the participating teams — Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and title holders, Rivers Angels — are expected to arrive in Benin City on Saturday, October 7 while the teams will use the time in between to train prior to the commencement of competitive matches on the 9th of October.The championship was initially billed for September 11 through 16 in Benin City, Edo State.The NWFL board chairperson, Aisha Falode, said the postponement, though a difficult decision, becomes necessary because of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualifiers between Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts taking place in Nigeria on September 16 and Sunday, October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.â€œThe NWFL board is compelled to shift the date of the NWPL Super Four championship due to the FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying matches between Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets and Tanzania on Saturday, September 16 in Nigeria and October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania respectively.â€œThe 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) will now run from October 9-14 in Benin City, Edo State.â€œTeams and officials are expected to arrive on October 7, while the teams will use the time in between to train and unwind for competition proper commencing on Monday, October 9.â€œThe decision is a difficult one but we took into consideration the fact that many of the players involved in the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifying matches, including the Head Coach, Christopher Danjuma, are part and parcel of the Super Four championship.â€œWe have always dreamed of the NWPL Super Four championship with excitement, character and quality that will not only showcase the best of women football to the outside world but also to give the needed dividend to our hosts and potential sponsors.â€œWe have a responsibility to end the already successful league season on high and the best way to achieve that mileage is to give everybody equal opportunity.â€œWe sincerely regret any inconvenience the slight adjustment in date will cause to the teams, stakeholders, hosts, and sponsors among others.â€œWe are committed to organising the best ever NWPL Super Four championship in the annals of women football,â€ said Falode to supersport.com.Nasarawa Amazons will kick off the championship against Bayelsa Queens on Monday, October 9 while Delta Queens take on the Cup holders, Rivers Angels, in the second match of Match-day 1 clash.The winners of the Super Four championship will go home with a prized sum of Three Million Naira (N3m) while the runners-up will pocket N2million respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Photo © Pixabay Shane Duffy has committed his long term future to Brighton and Hove Albion.The Republic of Ireland defended has signed a new four year contract with the newly promoted Premier League club.Albion broke their club record to sign the Derry native from Blackburn Rovers for £4 million last summer.Meanwhile James McCarthy will sit out Everton’s Europa League play off first leg against Hajduk Split at Goodison Park tonight. The Republic of Ireland midfielder is said to have suffered a fresh knee injury, just a couple of weeks ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.Kick off is at 8.05.
The Senate in Haiti on Saturday approved the general policy statement of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant following a marathon session that began on Friday.“The Senate must remain the mecca of democracy in Haiti. This evening the Senators ….experienced the contradiction before admitting the report of the special commission that checked the pieces of members of the ministerial cabinet.“In a political assembly, it is necessary to know how to assume the necessary leadership. To cultivate the firmness in the serenity and always remember that one is not more than the ‘primus inter pares’. Senate President, I experienced it tonight… Haiti is waiting..,” Senate Speaker Senator Joseph Lambert said during the session.Prime Minister Céant, who was named by president Jovenel Moise to replace Jack Guy Lafontant who resigned following days of violent protests against fuel price rises, last month, answered questions from the Senators who questioned the time frame for implementing the policy measures.Ceant, 61, is a notary who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2010 and 2016. He was named to the post on August 5 but in a sign of discord between the legislative and presidential branches it took a month to reach agreement on his 18-member cabinet.
Arsene Wenger updated reporters about Sanchez yesterday, after Arsenal’s 5-2 victory over Benfica in the Emirates cup, saying “He has flu.”“I had him on text (on Friday), he will come back as soon as possible. We were in touch with him and his doctor. No basic problem except he should come back tomorrow (Sunday) but now he comes back Tuesday.”100 – Only Henry and Bergkamp were involved in more goals in their first 100 PL games for Arsenal than Alexis Sanchez. Gunner. pic.twitter.com/izMsLH8JFO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 11, 2017Sanchez, who has been reportedly linked with a move to Man City, has expressed his quest for Champions League football, something Arsenal won’t provide next season.But, Arsene Wenger remains keen over Sanchez’s future, insisting the forward will see out his current contract at the Emirates, should he not sign a new deal.Related Arsenal have reportedly sent team doctors to Chile for the confirmation of want away forward, Alexis Sanchez’s illness.The 28-year-old Chilean posted on his Instagram page last week, a photo of himself with the caption “sick”, prompting rumours that the forward is trying to avoid resuming training at Arsenal.
Kyle Kuzma, who finished with a career-high 22 points off the bench, missed on a clean look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. Jusuf Nurkic, who added 28 points for the Trail Blazers, split a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left. After a timeout, Caldwell-Pope connected from deep to tie the score at 110. Lakers expect D’Angelo Russell to be ‘extremely fired up’ to face former team Heisler: Can someone from Lakers tell LaVar Ball to shut up? That gave the Blazers the last shot. In Portland, that’s called Lillard Time. He walked the ball up the court, waited for the clock to drain to almost zero, and buried the winning shot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I thought it was going in,” Kuzma said. “It was a good experience, (I’m) sure I’m going to have a lot of those in my future. That shot didn’t win or lose the game. We had plenty of opportunities throughout the whole game to push that (lead) ahead.”What was just one bounce away from being a Lakers celebration was instead even more somber than what could be expected following a normal loss. The Lakers learned late in the game that they will be without starting power forward Larry Nance Jr., who broke the second metacarpal in his left hand in the third quarter.“It’s tough but that’s what team sports are about,” Walton said. “Someone else has to step up and fill that role now. We’ll get him healthy. He’ll be back on the court when he’s ready to go.”Nance will be evaluated by team doctors on Friday in Los Angeles.A dejected Nance did not address reporters, but sat at his locker following the game with his left hand in a cast, his face flushed. He struggled to put on his socks with one hand. To zip up his duffle bag. To open an energy drink. Brandon Ingram clears his mind and the Lakers benefit As he accepts his new reality, so too must the Lakers. Kuzma, Julius Randle and even Luol Deng, who has been inactive since making an opening night start, are candidates to replace Nance in the starting lineup.It was a thrilling finish to a game that featured 13 ties and 10 lead changes, despite the Blazers (5-4) leading until well into the third quarter.Brook Lopez finished with a team-high 27 points for the Lakers (3-5) while Lillard led all players with 32 points. The Lakers have now lost 13 straight games to their one-time Western Conference rival.The Lakers’ ability to hang around against the Blazers was notable because they were missing two key pieces of their success against the Pistons: Lonzo Ball and 3-point shooting.After Ball played what Luke Walton called his best game of the season on Tuesday, he was a ghost on Thursday, failing to score a single point and attempting only two shots. He had four assists and three rebounds and was booed loudly by Blazers fans right before halftime.While being serenaded, he used a screen by Nance to free himself for a deep 3-point attempt, but it was blocked by Moe Harkless – drawing raucous cheers.He may have a fan, however, in Portland’s point guard.Lillard, who added six rebounds and five assists, said he likes “what he can do,” when asked about Ball.“It’s a lot of eyes on him,” Lillard said. “People expect him to go out there and do a whole bunch. But it’s a process for every rookie in this league. … I like his playmaking ability. He rebounds the ball well, he plays hard, he’s humble. I wish him the best going forward. It’s tough in this league.“I think that’s what people have got to understand. You have to give guys time to develop and get better.”Walton said Ball was too passive against Portland, and the rookie acknowledged he “definitely could have been more aggressive.”After falling behind by 18 in the first quarter, the Lakers stormed back behind 13 second-quarter points from Lopez and trailed just 66-62 at halftime.The Blazers’ biggest lead was 41-23 late in the first quarter, when C.J. McCollum capped a 15-2 Portland run with back-to-back 3-pointers.The Lakers tied the score at 68 on a jumper by Ingram with 8:33 left in the third quarter and took their first lead on a 3-pointer by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on the next possession. By the end of the third period, the Blazers were clinging to an 87-85 lead.The Lakers led by as many as five points in the fourth quarter, but the Blazers came back from that 98-93 deficit. After Kyle Kuzma gave the Lakers a 107-106 lead with 1:08 remaining on a driving hook shot, the Blazers took it right back on a layup by Lillard. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steals the ball from Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton directs his team during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis and center Zach Collins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball passes the ball during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum hits a shot over Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dribbles around a screen set by center Brook Lopez as Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard defends during the first quarter of Thursday’s game in Portland, Ore. Ball had a rough night in the Lakers’ 113-110 loss. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard watch as Lillard hits a shot in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after hitting a shot in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after hitting a shot in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic collides with Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Nurkic was called for an offensive foul. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket on Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-1110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket on Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez battle for a rebound during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma misses a last second shot over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless and guard Damian Lillard during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma reacts after missing a shot in the final second of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)NextShow Caption1 of 20Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma drives to the basket on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)ExpandPORTLAND — Another 20 point deficit was on the horizon, and anyone who has watched the Lakers over the past four seasons could have predicted what was next. Total collapse. Inevitable blowout.All Luke Walton asked of his Lakers on Thursday in Portland was to repeat the performance that earned them a win over Detroit two nights earlier and through one quarter they did none of that.But through the first weeks of a new season, the Lakers have proven to be a more resilient bunch than the well-intentioned but fatally flawed editions that preceded this team. The Lakers lost 113-110 after Portland’s star point guard Damian Lillard drained a 3-pointer over a lunging Brandon Ingram with seven-tenths of a second left.Related Articles Ingram called his challenge on Lillard’s shot “mediocre,” although Walton said the second-year forward did his job as well as he could have.“I told Brandon, the game-winner, that’s nothing,” Walton said. “That’s what he (Lillard) gets paid max money to do. He’s one of the best in the world at it.”The Lakers could have more easily accepted the result if the only thing broken was their heart.The Lakers finished 4 for 18 from 3-point range, while Portland went 9 for 22. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Cranes’ taskAll Uganda has to do is beat Comoros to advance to their first Nations Cup final since 1978. If Cranes win their final game, they will be one of the two best second placed teams, that make it to Gabon.They set themselves up in this position by stunning Botswana 2-1 in June. 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon Only four other teams, CAR, Tunisia, Mali (already qualified) and Benin can end up with 13 points, but if CAR and Tunisia get the 13 points, they will deny their 2nd placed teams, as that will leave them at 10 and 12 points respectively.Mali and Benin play each other in the final match, so even if both get 13 points, one will be group leader – leaving Uganda as the second team at 13.Teams that have qualified for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)Mali (Group C winners or runnersup)Groups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A Liberia 5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia 5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo 5 2 2 1 6 4 8Djibouti 5 0 0 5 1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo 5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R. 5 3 1 1 8 7 10Angola 5 1 1 3 6 7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali 5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin 5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan 5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Final gamesMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso 5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda 5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros 5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso v BotswanaFULL Africa Cup of Nations standings with one qualification round to goGroup A Liberia 5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia 5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo 5 2 2 1 6 4 8Djibouti 5 0 0 5 1 19 0Group B DR Congo 5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R. 5 3 1 1 8 7 10Angola 5 1 1 3 6 7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Group CMali 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedBenin 5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan 5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Group DB. Faso 5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda 5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros 5 1 0 4 2 6 3Group EG.Bissau 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 – qualifiedCongo 5 1 3 1 8 7 6Zambia 5 1 3 1 6 6 6Kenya 5 1 1 3 4 6 4Group FMorocco 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedC. Verde 5 3 0 2 11 6 9Libya 5 1 1 3 7 6 4Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 3Group GEgypt 4 3 1 0 7 1 10 – qualifiedNigeria 3 0 2 1 1 2 2Tanzania 3 0 1 2 0 5 1Note: Chad withdrew after matchday 3 for financial reasonsGroup HGhana 5 4 1 0 13 2 13 – qualifiedRwanda 5 2 0 3 8 5 6Mauritius 5 2 0 3 3 14 6Mozambique 5 1 1 3 4 7 4Group II.Coast 3 1 2 0 2 1 5S.Leone 3 1 1 1 1 1 4Sudan 4 1 1 2 2 3 4Group JAlgeria 5 4 1 0 19 5 13 – qualifiedEthiopia 5 2 2 1 9 13 8Seychelles 5 1 1 3 4 9 4Lesotho 5 1 0 4 5 10 3Group KSenegal 5 5 0 0 11 2 15 – qualifiedBurundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 6Namibia 5 2 0 3 5 7 6Niger 5 1 0 4 2 7 3Group LZimbabwe 5 3 2 0 11 3 11 – qualifiedSwaziland 5 2 2 1 6 8 8Guinea 5 1 2 3 4 5 5Malawi 5 0 2 3 4 9 2Group MCameroon 5 3 2 0 5 2 11 – qualifiedMauritania 5 2 1 2 5 4 7S. Africa 5 1 3 1 7 5 6Gambia 5 0 2 3 1 7 2Note: 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon. Cranes captain Massa walks off the pitch at half time. The game ended 0-0. PHOTOS via KCCA & FUFAInternational friendlyResultUganda 0 Kenya 0Cranes and Harambee Stars played a cautious game for most part Tuesday, with both sides settling for a goalless draw at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.Kenya’s Harambee stars were led by England-based midfielder Victor Wanyama and had their best efforts in the second half.Geoffrey Massa captained the Uganda Cranes, but despite several changes to the striking line up later in the game, failed to create clear cut chances.Cranes have four days to improve their creativity going forward, as a similar result on Sunday at Comoros would be a disaster. Goals and a win is what the country will push the Cranes for on Sunday, and is what is needed to make their first Nations Cup final since 1978. Starting Uganda XI: Salim Jamal Magoola, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Moses Oloya, Aucho Khalid, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Yunus Sentamu, Geofrey Massa (Captain)Subs: Miya, Ochaya, Kizito, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Tonny Mawejje, Edrisa LubegaStarting Kenya Stars XI: Bonifance Olouch (G.K), David Owino, Brian Mandela, David Ochieng, Eric Ouma, Victor Wanyama, Anthony Akumu, Eric Johana, Francis Kahata, Ayub Timbe, Jesse WereSubs: David Okello, Abdul Omar, John Kipkemboi, Ismail Gonza, Michael Olunga, Mark Maxwatta, John Ayunga. Share on: WhatsApp
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) As of yesterday, young girls and women throughout Liberia who desire to pursue quality education up to high school level are being provided the privilege to do so free of charge, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced yesterday in her State of the Nation Address.President Sirleaf said her government had on several occasions demanded quality education, but the process had suffered a series of setbacks as evidenced by the mass failure of Liberian students in exams administered by the University of Liberia and that of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).Based on a number of observations in the process, she announced ‘free education’ for girls, but this privilege remained at the primary and secondary levels of education.At the same time, the President has called for an increase in student enrollment while maintaining that the February 2 date for resumption of classes remains in spite of mixed reactions from the public.To support the President’s pronouncement, the Ministry of Education (MOE) had earlier announced that basic education (grades 1-9) will be free of charge in all government-owned schools. This free education applies to both boys and girls.Meanwhile at the secondary school level (grades 10-12), registration fees are being reduced to the minimum amount of L$700. This amount includes maintenance, activity and tuition fees.As for the fee to be paid to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the MOE said the fee will be determined by the National Monrovia Head Office.Other fees will be determined by the Parent teachers’ Association (PTA) of individual schools, which will include fees for identification card, PE T-shirts, etc.Article 58 states: “The President shall, on the fourth working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s legislative program for the ensuing session, and shall once a year report to the Legislature on the state of the Republic. In presenting the economic condition of the Republic, the report shall cover expenditure as well as income.”
– Advertisement – MOPAJOB Condemns the Clara Town Incident and urged that it stop immediately or else the law will take its course A group in support of the presidential bid of the ruling party’s candidate, Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has blamed the major opposition political party, Coalition for Democratic Change, for the unfortunate incident that took place recently in the slum community of Clara Town.VP Boakai had gone Last Wednesday to receive endorsement from a pro-democracy group, Friends For the Future (3F), but was met with jeers from several supporters of the CDC, who considered the township their stronghold.The CDC supporters constructed roadblocks to impede the VP’s movement. The situation was saved by officers of the Liberia National Police.At a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, the Movement for the Presidency of Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai (MOPAJOB) termed the incident as a wave of misbehavior, barbarism, hooliganism and disgruntled attitude on the part of the opposition partisans, under the disguise of expressing their rights of expression and dislike of the Vice President Joseph Boakai.“During the endorsement ceremony conducted by Friends For the Future, some groups believed to be strongly supported by [opposition] political parties decided to throw stones at the VP in the middle of his acceptance speech, also in Kakata on July 15, 2017 where the VP had gone for another endorsement by the people of Margibi county, similar act was carried out,” MOPAJOB Co Chairman Wolobah Kesselly explained.Mr.Kesselly in a press conference yesterday at MOPAJOB office in Monrovia said that these acts by unscrupulous groups have the propensity to cause pandemonium thereby undermining the hard earned peace the citizens are enjoying.He told the media that the incident was planned by the partisan of the Coalition for Democratic change in order to create a serious problem in the country that causes electoral violence.“We have shifted blame on the CDC because of one of its members, Representative Acarious Gray, who welcomed the act and appreciated those who throw stones and booed the Vice president,” he said.According to Mr. Kesselly MOPAJOB seriously and strongly condemns the unlawful and unwanted groups and their supporters therefore requested them to immediately stop what they have started or else the law will take its course.“We urged such groups to stop now because our intelligence should not be taken as our weakness or laziness and our tolerance should not be misconstrued as stupidity. Our principal VP Boakai is a peace-loving person, a caring father and seasoned diplomat who does not believe in any form of violence but peaceful dialogue,” MOPAJOB Co Chairman urged.MOPAJOB also called on the National Traditional Council of Liberia, Chiefs and elders of the 15 sub political divisions of Liberia, religious leaders, civil society organization, US Embassy and United Nations to join the organization in condemning the act for a peaceful and violence-free election.MOPAJOB is a registered political movement with its principal objective of doing everything possible in a civil manner to mobilize registered Liberians voters for vote for Ambassador Joseph Boakai during the forthcoming general and presidential elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Vice President Taylor and other guests displayed copies of the 2019 HDR documents.VP Taylor at launch of 2019 Global Human Development ReportBy Alloycious David, contributor The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning on Monday, December 9, 2019 launched the 2019 Global Human Development Report (GHDR) in Monrovia.The report, which highlights Liberia’s position and suggests ways of making improvement, was launched by Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor at the Monrovia City Hall.The report reveals that despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease; systemic inequalities are still present.“And they (systemic inequalities) are deeply affecting social cohesion, economic growth, and public trust and confidence in the social contracts citizens have with their governments, institutions and among themselves,” UNDP Resident Representative, Pa Lamin Beyai told the launch, which attracted some government officials and representatives of Liberia’s development partners.He said in addition to differences in earnings, inequality is also about unequal distribution of wealth and power, and the entrenched social and political norms.The first release of the Human Development Report – a flagship publication for UNDP produced periodically to promote development discourse – claimed the world’s attention, because it presented a different way of measuring progress beyond income.The HDR’s accompanying Human Development Index (HDI), one of the most comprehensive measures that ranks countries by their level of human development, remains a powerful voice for almost three decades.Beyai lauded the Minister of Finance and his team for their technical inputs and advice and said their contributions are clear demonstrations of the importance the government attaches to its partnership with the UNDP for which it will remain grateful.Vice President Taylor lauded the UNDP family for providing her the opportunity to participate as key launcher of the 2019 UNDP Global Human Development ReportAccording to her, the intent of the information being provided in the report lies at the heart of an international assessment of all Nations, including Liberia, and provides an average measure of basic human development achievements in a Country; especially amongst those most vulnerable.“It is also an assessment of how Nations rank amongst other Nations of the World,” she adds.Vice President Taylor indicated that though Liberia ranks 176 out of 189 Nations; the indices assessed as the basis for ranking are reflected in our Government’s Development framework under the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development; which seeks to provide better access, increased equality and ensure inclusion for all.The vice president disclosed that based on the findings presented, Governments, Policy Makers, International and national development partners get a clear picture of the prevailing situation in order to utilize data presented to jointly craft new policies, plans and prescriptions which would help Governments tackle priority issues to fill in the gaps towards achieving the SDG’s 2030 commitment.She explained that for nations that fall below acceptable levels, the report finally calls for a deliberate robust shift in national development agendas towards holistic community based development which target the need for changes in programs which affect the most vulnerable persons at risk of being left behind; with the focus on improving performances for the SDG 2030 platform.The report, Madam Taylor noted, further reminds all and sundry that the world is facing an increased threat to the eradication of inequalities, as studies show a decline in the key drivers of inequalities.“Nevertheless this decline; under shadows of competing emerging dynamics of persistent issues such as globalization, climate change, environmental degradation and technological advances; demand strong political will, cohesive governance structures, new visions, new blueprints and new approaches in policies and programs at both national and global levels,” she stressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s game against Montpellier this weekend has been called off after a request from police © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Dec 4 – Paris Saint-Germain’s home Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Saturday has been postponed after a request from police in the French capital, the club said on Tuesday.The match was due to be played at 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) at the Parc des Princes but will be rescheduled to a later date because of security concerns. “In order to be able to mobilise all the security personnel forces at its disposal in direct connection with the possible demonstrations that will take place in Paris on Saturday, December 8, the prefecture of police has obtained, with the full agreement of the Professional Football League (LFP) and Paris Saint-Germain, the postponement of the game initially scheduled for this Saturday,” the Paris prefecture told AFP.It is one of two games scheduled for Saturday in the French top flight to be called off, with authorities in Toulouse also requesting that the local team’s game against Lyon that evening be called off.Paris has been the scene of protests for three weekends running from “yellow vest” demonstrators unhappy at planned fuel tax rises, but unrest has spread across the country.Demonstrations turned particularly violent last Saturday, with 412 people arrested after the worst clashes in central Paris for decades.However, the French government backed down on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe saying the planned increases in the price of fuel would be suspended for six months.PSG are 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after seeing their perfect record this season ended in a 2-2 draw at Bordeaux on Sunday.They play Strasbourg away on Wednesday, but the postponement of Saturday’s game gives them extra time to prepare for next week’s crucial Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade.“Honestly I don’t know if it’s good or not,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel when asked if the postponement would benefit his side.“For me it is absolutely clear, security has to come first.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 23 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…David de Gea’s relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has broken down completely. (Mirror)Chelsea skipper John Terry’s future will become clearer on Sunday as Jose Mourinho selects his starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion. (Mail on Sunday)Juventus are interested in signing Ramires and Juan Cuadrado as Chelsea employ the final days of what Jose Mourinho calls the “opportunity window” to retool their squad. (Sunday Times)Manchester United will have to pay a world record £137.8 million to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar. (Daily Star)Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is banking on a dramatic 72-hour window of opportunity to snatch Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. (People)Tottenham have reportedly contacted Alexandre Pato’s representatives over a potential move for the Brazil striker. (Metro)Everton are set to spash £24million on two players – Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko and River Plate centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori. (Daily Star Sunday)West Brom boss Tony Pulis will try to persuade Jonny Evans to walk away from Manchester United this week as he prepares a cut-price £8million bid. (Mirror)Crystal Palace are making a fresh move for Charlie Austin – with confidence growing they can land the striker. (Mirror)And here are the latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com today:Reports – Manchester United in talks to sign Barcelona star Neymar 1
WHITTIER – Teachers from the middle, junior high or high school levels – minority teachers in particular – who teach science, math, social studies or language arts are being sought for four spots in ACT’s Visiting Teacher Program. The Visiting Teacher Program brings teachers to ACT’s national headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa, for an opportunity to use their experience to review, evaluate, and develop English, math, science and social studies, teacher resources and instructional support materials. The six-week program runs from June 16 July 25. Teachers will receive a stipend of $5,500 and the cost of round-trip transportation. ACT will secure and partially subsidize housing for the visiting teachers. To apply, teachers must submit a completed application at www.act.org/path/secondary/visit.html and submit a resume and two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their professional background. The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 28. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by Feb. 15. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call (319) 337-1645. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lowell Turkey Trot winners named WHITTIER – Students and staff from the El Portal Elementary, Sonora and St. Paul high school communities were the top winners this year in the Lowell Joint Education Foundation’s Family Turkey Trot, held at Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School earlier this month. First place went to Andy Romero, followed by Verinika Wylie, Pete Gaede, Christian Rico and Jonathan Pena. All proceeds will benefit the students of the Lowell Joint School District, which covers the areas that include Whittier, La Habra and La Habra Heights. ACT seeks teachers for summer WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College board of trustees will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the board room on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The board will consider approving an agreement with the city of Santa Fe Springs to use its facilities for providing classes and programs. The panel will also consider authorizing a student election in spring 2008 to determine whether students should pay a transportation fee for the Go Rio bus pass program. For more information, call the college at (562)692-0921.
SENIOR FOOTBALL. Hard luck to our Seniors who were narrowly beaten by Killybegs on Friday night. Final score was Mac Cumhaills 1-08 Killybegs 0-13.RESERVE FOOTBALL.Well done to our reserves who beat Killybegs in Mac Cumhaill park. Final score was Mac Cumhaills 1-10 Killybegs 1-08. For a full match report on both games, please see our facebook page.THIRD TEAM. Our third team played Pettigo on Sat evening. In a nail biting finish it ended in a draw. 1-10 each. Denis O Mahoney was man of the match, with a brilliant display at midfield. Paddy Clohessy0-06, Dean Mc Devitt 0-03, Gary Browne 1-00, Michael Floyd 0-01. Well done to Alan Patton who put in a great display in his first ever game of Gaelic football. SENIOR HURLING. Our senior hurlers played Na Seamroga in Mac Cumhaill park on Sat. Mac Cumhaills 2-20 Na Seamroga 4-06. They are now in the Tain Cup semi final. Please check our facebook page for fixtures updates.FIXTURES.Under 14 Girls. Tue 10th. Home to Glenswilly. 6.30pm Under 16 Football. Tue 10th. Home to Cardonnagh.7.00pm.Minor Football. Wed 11th. Away to St Eunan’s. 7.00pm.Fri 13th. Home to Cloghaneely. 7.00pmSenior/Reserves.Sun 16th Away to Bundoran3rd Team. Sat14thAway to Ardara.7.00pmUnder 14/18 hurling. Please check our facebook page. We will update the fixtures as soon as they are available. CONGRATULATIONSWell done to Luke Gavigan, Eoghan Gallen and Michael Curran who represent Donegal in the annual blitz games in Croke Park on wed 11th April. Clubs from all over Ulster take part in hurling and football games in our national stadium.EASTER CAMP.“On behalf of the Club I would like to thank everyone who helped out in any way during the Easter Camp. So many people continue to be very generous with their time. The camp wouldn’t be the success it was without your time and effort. A special word of thanks to Luke and Noel for organising and running the camp and to Charlotte and Maggie for the catering”. John Burke, Minor Board Chairman REGISTRATIONRegistration is now overdue for 2012. If you are not registered before this date, it will affect your player insurance and your voting rights at the AGM. Please contact Stephen Lynch 0874147764. Cost of membership is: €70 for Family membership, € 30 for Adults and €10 for children.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 31,24,25,28There were no match 3 winners.Three names drawn out were Eunan Laverty, Pearse Mc Menamin andGerard Mc Dermott.Each receives €30NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT IS A MASSIVE €9,100€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,THERE IS NO TRAINING FOR UNDER 6’S, 8’S AND 10’S THIS WEEK.Under 12’s Boys:We have changed to Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 5.30pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.30 on Astro pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.30- 7.30 on Training pitch, weather permitting.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pmCamogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.All new players welcome.Training for girls 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058FOR SALE Club socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 – 35. Please contact John Burke at 086/8185915 for order form. IDEAL BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGO Mac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in Jackson’s Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for moreGAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 9th, 2012 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:GAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB NOTES