China, Liberia Sign US$13.5M Agreement

first_imgLiberia and the People’s Republic of China have signed a US$13.5 million Economic and Technical Agreement aimed at covering expenses for projects agreed upon by both countries.The agreement came shortly after the new Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Yue, took over the embassy near Monrovia.Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan, signed on behalf of the Liberian Government while Ambassador Zhang Yue signed on behalf of his country.Making remarks during the signing ceremony on February 25, Minister Augustine K. Ngfuan, lauded the People’s Republic of China for its immense contribution to Liberia’s post-war recovery.Commending the Chinese Envoy, Minister Ngafuan said Liberia looks forward to signing more agreements with China for the mutual benefit of the two nations.“We are happy that you have arrived with new vigor, and promise that we at the Foreign Ministry will make sure your tour of duty will be fruitful and rewarding.” the Minister added.Speaking earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue noted that China values its relationship with Liberia, acknowledging the recent signing of an agreement for technical equipment for the Armed Forces of Liberia as another significant step to strengthening the ties between the two countries.Ambassador Yue also expressed his government’s renewed commitment to enhancing cooperation with Liberia and supporting the country’s  development programs with the aim to assist the livelihood of the Liberian people, adding “we can work together cooperatively with Liberia using our resources to enhance cooperation.”Meanwhile, Liberia has over the years benefitted from China’s gestures under the “One China Policy.”Presently, plans are underway for the construction of a modern ministerial complex, renovation of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, the Monrovia Vocational Training Center and an annex for the National Legislature.Several reconstruction projects are also being implemented by Chinese companies including CICO and CHICO, with China Union taking over the old Bong Mining Company once operated by the German government before the Liberian civil crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Panel focuses on online safety

first_imgLA HABRA – The statistics are alarming. There are 75,000 predators on the Internet, and 87 percent of U.S. children age 12 to 17 go on the Internet. Half of them go on a daily basis. Parents must be aware of what their children are doing on the Internet, an investigator for a district attorney, a detective and a mother who lost her child to a sexual predator all said at a town hall meeting Thursday at the La Habra Community Center. “Kids don’t need a computer in their own room unfettered to play around,” he said. Lt. Dean Capelletti of the La Habra Police Department’s sexual assault and child abuse unit, said parents need to realize that predators go on sites like My- Space.com. Too many children put too much personal information on their MySpace page, he said. Predators go looking for information and then become “groomers,” he said. “They slowly groom your child, become a friend, gain trust and then violate it,” he said. Capelletti said detectives have gone online posing as 13-year-olds and within 11 minutes, men have gone from asking if they’re home alone, if they want to have sex and if they can come to their home. That’s why parents need to keep a close eye on their children’s activities on the Internet, he said. “Do not let your children use the Internet with a closed door,” he said. “My child doesn’t have the right to privacy. Privacy is a privilege.” Parents should know who their children are chatting with and know their passwords. They also should consider use of software that allows them to monitor their activities on the Internet. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The first step toward prevention is awareness,” said Erin Runnion, whose 5-year-old daughter Samantha was abducted from her Stanton home in 2002 and murdered. “The only people who can protect them are the mom and dad.” Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, and La Habra Mayor James Gomez sponsored the meeting attended by nearly 40 people. Victor Ray, an investigator for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, said parents need to be aware predators can be anybody and they just can’t assume their child is safe because they’re home using the computer. “I trust my kid completely,” Ray said. “I trust him to be 17.” That’s why Ray doesn’t give him complete privacy. The computer is in the dining room and he occasionally stands over him. last_img read more

Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll

first_img0Shares0000Toilet roll stops play: Olympiakos’ Spanish coach Oscar Garcia reacts after being hit in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a PAOK fan prior to the Greek Super League match in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The match was postponed © AFP / SAKIS MITROLIDISTHESSALONIKI, Greece, Feb 26 – Sunday’s Greek Super League derby between PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos was called off after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was struck in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a spectator minutes before kick-off.Garcia left Toumba Stadium for a local hospital to seek treatment for a bloodied lip. The incident prompted the Olympiakos team to leave the pitch in protest before riots erupted outside the ground.“I took my team and left. Goodbye,” angry Olympiakos vice-president and general director Savvas Theodoridis told referee Alexandros Aretopoulos.However, PAOK communications director Kyriakos Kyriakos said: “It was obvious that Olympiakos came here with that goal (to suspend the match). They have been provoking for 30 years now. They came to scream and to provoke.”Raining rolls: PAOK’s supporters throw toilet rolls and other objects onto the pitch © AFP / SAKIS MITROLIDISAngry PAOK fans leaving the stadium then clashed with police who used tear gas to quell the violence.PAOK are the league leaders and have a nine-point advantage over third-place Olympiakos who have won the last seven straight league titles.Aretopoulos was finishing his report with the match most likely to be officially suspended leading to a possible heavy punishment for PAOK, which may include a loss of points as well as a fine.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fracking firms Calfrac, Trican report double-digit Q2 revenue declines

first_imgCompanies in this article: (TSX:CFW, TSX:TCW) Both companies said they expect stronger business conditions in the second half of 2019. CALGARY — Two of Canada’s biggest oil and gas well-fracking companies are posting double-digit percentage revenue declines as energy exploration spending slowed in the quarter ended June 30.Calfrac Well Services Ltd., which has operations in Canada, the U.S., Russia and Argentina, reported revenue of $430 million, a 21 per cent fall from $545 million in the same period of 2018.Trican Well Service Ltd., which is focused on the Canadian market, reported revenue of $110 million, a 36 per cent decline compared with $172 million in second quarter 2018.- Advertisement -The Calgary-based companies step in after a well is drilled to prepare it for production, performing operations including hydraulic fracturing, where liquids, sand and chemicals are injected under pressure to break up tight underground formations and free trapped oil and gas.Calfrac reported a net loss of $42 million, up from a loss of $15 million a year earlier, as its job count and pricing levels declined in both Canada and the United States.Trican’s net loss improved to $29 million from $35 million as it continued to sell equipment and cut costs, including implementing an unspecified number of job cuts during the second quarter.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man City v Liverpool: The best ever English title race?

first_imgLiverpool have not lifted the league since 1990, but could not have done much more to finally end that wait after posting a club record 94 points with one game to spare.Incredibly the Reds could post the third highest points tally ever in the Premier League with victory against Wolves and still miss out.“Both teams deserve the title. But it can be just one. The team that is going to lose can’t have regrets because they have given everything,” said City boss Pep Guardiola.Statistically this is the greatest Premier League title race of all-time, but AFP Sports looks at what rivals it for drama from the history books.2011/12 – Aguero snatches the titleSergio Aguero lifts the Premier league for the first time after his dramatic winner in 2012 © AFP / PAUL ELLISIt is rare for the title to be won on the final day, even rarer to do it in the final minute of stoppage time in the final game.Should City seal the title on Sunday it will be the club’s fourth in eight years, a run that was started by Sergio Aguero’s dramatic winner as they came from 2-1 down in injury time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 on the day and Manchester United to the title on goal difference.City had also seemed down and out just weeks before as defeat at Arsenal saw United open up an eight-point lead with six games to go.However, Roberto Mancini’s men won all six, including a 1-0 victory over United, while the Red Devils lost at Wigan and drew 4-4 at home to Everton to hand Aguero the chance to snatch it away.1998/99 – United edge Arsenal to claim trebleThe most memorable season in Manchester United’s history could have turned out very differently but for a late season slip up by Arsenal at Leeds.United, Arsenal and Chelsea battled for superiority throughout the season with Alex Ferguson’s men failing to win any of the four games against their title rivals.However, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s winner at Elland Road to beat Arsenal in the penultimate game of the season meant United claimed the title on the final day with victory over Tottenham before also going on to lift the FA Cup and Champions League.1988/89 – Arsenal silence AnfieldPrior to Aguero’s winner in 2012, the most dramatic conclusion to a title race had no rival as Arsenal snatched the league from Liverpool’s grasp in 1988/89.The reason the top two were even facing off in the final game of the season was because the fixture was rescheduled after the horror that saw 96 Liverpool fans killed at Hillsborough during their FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest.However, on the field Liverpool had responded resolutely, winning seven of their next eight games to lift the FA Cup and move three points ahead of Arsenal before the end of season showdown.The Gunners not only needed to win at fortress Anfield but do so by two clear goals.And against the odds they did so as Michael Thomas sealed a 2-0 win in stoppage time.1995/96 – Man Utd break Newcastle heartsManchester United came from 12 points behind to beat Newcastle to the title in 1995/96 © AFP / GERRY PENNYKevin Keegan’s Newcastle were the Premier League’s great entertainers and seemed destined to deliver the title to Tyneside as they amassed a 12-point lead by January.However, as they collapsed, winning just twice in eight games between February and April, Ferguson’s United charged, winning 13 of their last 15 games with Eric Cantona back from his eight-month ban for kicking a fan the previous season to the fore.Newcastle’s frustration was summed up in an explosive television interview given by Keegan in which snapped back at Ferguson’s claims that other sides tried harder against Manchester United than Newcastle.“I will love it if we beat them. Love it,” said Keegan, but the tide had turned and United pulled away to win the title by four points.1985/86 – Dalglish leads Liverpool to doubleLiverpool edged a battle for superiority on Merseyside in both the league and the FA Cup as Kenny Dalglish scored the winning goal in the title race in his first season as player-manager.Everton led their local rivals by 12 points after victory at Anfield in late February, but Liverpool went on a storming run to win 11 and draw one of their last 12 games to claim the title by two points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Title shootout: Manchester City lead Liverpool by one point heading into Sunday’s final Premier League games of the season © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 10 – Manchester City and Liverpool’s enthralling battle for the Premier League title will come to a climax on Sunday when City visit Brighton, while Wolves travel to Anfield.Defending champions City have the upper hand as they lead by a point knowing they only have to match Liverpool’s result to become the first side in a decade to retain the title.last_img read more

Podcast: Danny Kelly’s Trans Europe Express – Sunday, May 15

first_imgWelcome to episode nine of our brand new European football show.Each week, Danny Kelly will be alongside a leading football journalist to take a closer look at events across the continent.This week, Danny was joined in the studio by European football expert Andy Brassell to reflect on the final day of the La Liga season and Barcelona’s title win, plus much, much more!Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE EARN COMPREHENSIVE WIN OVER LIFFORD IN DIVISION FOUR

first_imgMoville GAA News: LAST WEEKS RESULTSThe senior men beat Lifford at home by a comprehensive score line of 5-07 to 1-12. Goals came through Malachy McDerrmott, Tony McClenaghan, Ronan Doherty and Danny Murphy The senior team travel to convoy next week in the League. Throw in 5pm and reserves at 6.30.The Minor boys played two games last week in the northern board division one. They beat Termon on Tuesday night 5-08 to 1-11 and were then beat by Glenswilly on Friday night in the quarter final by 2 points.The senior ladies also recorded a victory on Sunday morning in the 13 a-side league beating St. Eunans 3-11 to 1-07.LOTTO Mickey Pat McLaughlin was the jackpot winner of €8,300. Next week’s jackpot is €1000. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.UNDERAGE TRAININGWell done to the 55 kids who took part in the Easter camp, well done to all involved and social thank you to the coaches to contributed in miserable weather conditions.Underage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11:20am. U12 boys (players born 2003/04) training takes place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. Under 14 girls now train on Wednesday nights at 7:45pm. All new children welcome.Murphy’s Gloves with the club chest are also available from Bridget Harkin for €15 The under 12 play Urris away next Tuesday night in the go games.BIG BREAKFASTThe club annual fundraiser the big breakfast will be run Sunday May 3rd. The cost will be €5for a full breakfast run by the ladies committee with in the club.CONGRATULATIONS Well done to the Donegal senior ladies team who beat Westmeath 6-13 to 0-08. A special mention to the three Moville players were on the panel and manager Davey Jack McLaughlin.Also a special mention to Tony McClenaghan and Donegal under 21s who were beat in the ulster final last Wednesday night in derry.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE EARN COMPREHENSIVE WIN OVER LIFFORD IN DIVISION FOUR was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY ANNUAL 5K DATE SET

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA NOTESDate set for club’s annual 5kThe club has confirmed that the annual 5k will take place on Tuesday, June 21st. The event has been a huge success in raising much-needed funds for the underage structures at the club and it is hoped as many entrants will join in the fun again this year. A full meeting and lunch will be held in the coming weeks and details will be released through the notes and on the club’s Facebook page. Ladies notesU-14 girls play Cloughaneely on Thursday 5th May, bus leaving clubhouse at 5.30pm.Training continues for Under 12, Under 14 and senior ladies. Darkness Into LightWith only 4 days remaining to the Darkness into light 5k Walk /Run, this is a final reminder to anyone wishing to join our Club’s Group Entry. There has been a fantastic response again this year to this very worthy cause from both our male and female members. We will meet between 3.45am and 4.05 am in front of The Swilly Meat shop where we will have your t-shirt and Geraldine will take a group photo. The Run /walk starts at 4.15am from the Community Centre and follow the planned route. Please contact 0861611240 before Thursday if u wish to join us ..€20 ADULT , €15 STUDENTS.Under 14sThe U14s boys were unlucky in their semi-final league game to be beaten by Moville by a single point after a real battle. We wish the Inishowen team the very best of luck for the final.FIXTURESThe following are some fixtures involving the various teams for the next few days. As usual, your supported is very much appreciated. The Senior team and Reserves face Bundoran in Glenswilly on Saturday night. The Reserve game throws-in at 6pm and the Seniors throw-in at 7.30pm.The U11 boys play Red Hughs on Friday night, May 6th at 6.45pm in Glenswilly.The U14 girls play Cloughaneely away on Saturday, May 7th. Time yet to be confirmed.The U12 girls play Letterkenny Gaels in Glenswilly on May 10th. Time also to be confirmed for this game. LOTTOThe winner of last week’s lotto was Michael Murphy who matched three numbers. Lottos are available in all local outlets each week.QUIZThe Club is holding a Table Quiz in Callaghans on Friday 27th May. Teams of 4, entry €20.00. Everyone is encouraged to support.BINGOBingo continues in the clubhouse every Wednesday night at 9pm. Please get there early.NOTESAnybody wishing to have anything put in the club notes should email stephenwmaguire@gmail.com on Monday evening. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY ANNUAL 5K DATE SET was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 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:GAAGlenswilly 5KNoteslast_img read more

Tottenham emerge as contenders for Brazilian midfielder

first_imgTottenham have emerged as contenders in the race for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.The Brazilian spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and they have the option to buy him permanently. 1 Barcelona midfielder Rafinha in action during his time on loan at Inter Milan last season. center_img However, the San Siro club are unable to cough up the £30.8million needed to land Rafinha by June 30.And that, according to Sport, has allowed Tottenham to enter the running for the 25-year-old.Spurs are in the market for a central midfielder this summer and are now exploring the possibility of signing Rafinha.Manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a fan of the Brazilian, who has been told he can leave Barcelona.last_img read more

Activation Gallery – Cape Town

first_imgBrand South Africa, in conjunction with the NGO Sporting Chance, hosted the Play Your Part Rugby Activation at the Khayelitsha Rugby Stadium, in Cape Town, on Friday, 2 October. And with the Rugby World Cup currently under way, there was no better time to get the learners enthusiastic about the game.A former professional rugby player and Sporting Chance coaches taught dozens of children from the area rugby techniques and rules. Furthermore, the children learned about the health benefits of an active lifestyle.         Read more: http://www.playyourpart.co.za/our-news/1469-kids-learn-that-sport-is-the-mba-of-lifelast_img read more