In Bomi County, FDA Arrests 2 for Selling ‘Dried Bush Meat’

first_imgAgainst the backdrop of the ban on the sale of bush meat on the local markets, agents of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) assigned in Bomi County, have arrested two persons for allegedly being in possession of ‘illegal’ bush meat with the intent to engaging in commercial activity. The men, Morris Sotee and Momo Johnson, were arrested recently following government’s imposition of a ban on the sale of bush meat.This also serves as one of the measures to curb the spread of the Ebola disease across the country, an authority at the FDA has said. A charge sheet signed by the senior magistrate at the Bomi County Magisterial Court, Zuannah Darkoi, informed the Daily Observer via mobile phone over the weekend that Sotee and Johnson were traveling from Gbarpolu County to Monrovia when they were arrested by the FDA personnel at the Klay Checkpoint.They were later charged for being in possessing of a variety of dried bush meat.The charge noted that the vehicle carrying the two men, (license plate number BC 7941), was loaded with the meat.The charge sheet also stated that the defendants’ actions were in violation of Regulation 25 of the 1988 new Wildlife and National Park Law, and the recent ban on such commodities as announced by government.Meanwhile, Sotee and Momo have been released on bail awaiting court trial. In a related development, the Senior Senator of Grand Cape Mount County, Abel Massalay, has called on government to open “a humanitarian corridor” to areas affected by the Ebola Virus, where the movement of the people is restricted under the State of Emergency. He said this was necessary to allow the population access to food, medicine, water and other essentials during the lifespan of the emergency.Senator Massalay expressed fear that failure to open the corridor would result in a serious humanitarian crisis in the Ebola-affected areas, putting the health, safety and security of the people at risk.The Grand Cape Mount Senior Senator also admonished the government to ensure the reopening of all health centers shut down across the country due to the outbreak of the deadly disease to help reduce the increasing non-Ebola death rate among the people.Senator Massalay concluded that information available to him suggested that Liberians are dying from common curable diseases because they do not have access to good health facilities in their areas.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ExxonMobil confirms 2nd “significant” oil find offshore Guyana

first_img– between 800M and 1.4B oil-equivalent barrels discoveredOil and gas exploration giant, ExxonMobil Corporation on Thursday announced that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirmed a world-class discovery of oil with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels.ExxonMobil PresidentSteve Greenlee“We are excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirms the presence of high-quality oil from the same high-porosity sandstone reservoirs that we saw in the Liza-1 well completed in 2015… We, along with our co-venturers, look forward to continuing a strong partnership with the Government of Guyana to further evaluate the commercial potential for this exciting prospect,” said ExxonMobil President Steve Greenlee, in a statement.The Liza wells are located in the Stabroek Block approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana. Data from the successful Liza-2 well test is being assessed, the company said.The Liza-2 well was drilled by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd, approximately 2 miles from the first well, Liza-1. They encountered more than 190 feet of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in upper cretaceous formations.“This exploration success demonstrates the strength of our long-term investment approach, as well as our technology leadership in ultra, deepwater environments,” said Greenlee.This is the second major announcement of oil find coming from the US-based company that has been conducting explorations off the shores of Guyana.On May 20, 2015, ExxonMobil announced that there was a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek Block after its well Liza-1 encountered more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.While the Guyana Government is still to make an official comment on the new find, Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday morning at a news conference said that the companies were excited about the future of drilling in Guyana.The Government of Guyana is said to be renegotiating the 1999 contract with ExxonMobil.last_img read more

Trackers hoping stingy defense can lead to success in 2018-2019

first_imgDicaire mentioned that the Trackers defence will cause opposing teams nightmares this year. The team will return four starting defenseman as well as their starting goaltender Tyler MacArthur.“That’s what we will pride ourselves on this year, being a defensive team that shuts everybody down and capitalizing on our opportunities.”“Between our defence and our goaltending, I plan on this being a pretty stingy team.”Dicaire added that the focus is now on having high up-tempo practices to finish constructing this team. Dicaire’s goal for the Trackers is to be a bully in the Alberta League.Advertisement “For me our goal this year is to take it to this Alberta League, keep with our winning ways. Everyone has fun when you win.”Up next for the Trackers are exhibition games on September 15th and 16th against Prince George. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Trackers held their training camp last weekend at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The team saw close to 40 skaters competing to be on the Trackers’ opening day roster. Trackers’ head coach Gerard Dicaire explained that this year’s camp was the most intense camp he’s been a part of.“It was definitely a competitive camp, there were some tough decisions as we made some releases before the blue/white game on Sunday,” said Dicaire. “The intensity was a heck of a lot higher, they know what we expect as a coaching staff.- Advertisement -Dicaire explained that the final roster for the team wouldn’t be released until September 23rd as he needs to see some players in game scenarios.The Trackers lost three forwards who were top of the league in scoring last year, so the team needs its 16-year-olds to step up.“We have big shoes to fill from last year with three of the top five scorers in our league departing to other hockey teams (Connor Bowie, Curtis Hammond and Aiden Craig-Steele). Our second-year guys will step up, that’s what happened last year. They’ve just got a year more of experience under their belts.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed: The Premier League’s strangest middle names

first_imgIf only we could write something like ‘Thor’, ‘Exequiel’ or ‘Nikodem’ when filling out our name on a passport application form.We can’t, as we are not as exotic as a number of the Premier League’s best players, some who boast the above as their middle name.Watch the video to see the top 10 player middle names in the English top flight.Click here to see other videos on talkSPORT’s very own YouTube channel.last_img

Barcelona sign Sh19bn Coutinho in 3rd richest deal

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona made repeated efforts during the summer transfer window to land Philippe Coutinho, but were rebuffed each time by Liverpool © AFP / Paul ELLISBARCELONA, Spain, Jan 6 – Philippe Coutinho finally got his wish on Saturday when Barcelona agreed to sign the Brazilian star from Liverpool for 160 million euros ($192 million) in the third richest deal of all time.The swoop for the 25-year-old attacking midfielder — which contains a 400 million euro release clause — will be the third biggest deal in football. Last year, Paris Saint-Germain shelled out a world record 222 million euros to lure Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona before the French champions then agreed to pay Monaco 120 million euros for Kylian Mbappe in a deal which will be officially activated once the striker’s loan period is completed.“It is with great reluctance that we -– as a team and club –- prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website.“It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.“Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his teammates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.”Rio-born Coutinho arrived at Anfield from Inter Milan for £8.5 million in January 2013 and scored 54 goals for the club in all competitions, although he won no silverware during his five-year stay.Barcelona had tried to sign him in the summer, but his departure is a blow to Liverpool as the playmaker has just returned to top form after an injury-hit start to the season.He scored six goals in the last seven games of 2017 to put his side firmly in the Champions League places.Capturing Coutinho allows Barcelona to move on from the bitter experience of losing his Brazil teammate Neymar last summer.Coutinho had stayed in Liverpool on Saturday while his teammates jetted off to Dubai for warm-weather training, fuelling speculation that he was set to leave the Premier League club.He was then photographed giving a thumbs-up as he left London for Spain accompanied by his wife, Aine.Coutinho is expected to watch his new team host Levante on Sunday afternoon at Camp Nou.Video posted on the club website showed a locker bearing his name had already been reserved for their new recruit.Coutinho’s age is highly attractive to Barca, whose three main stars, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta are all in their thirties. Iniesta, at 33, has shown signs of fatigue this season.– ‘What will he gain?’ –French media group beIN Sports reported late Saturday that Liverpool will immediately spend 55 million euros of their windfall on Leicester striker Riyad Mahrez.They claimed Mahrez will have a medical at Liverpool on Sunday before penning a four-year contract.Liverpool have also been strongly linked with Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, who Arsenal tried to sign before the season.Coutinho played no role in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over city rivals Everton in the FA Cup on Friday.Liverpool’s winning goal was scored by Virgil Van Dijk, the Dutch defender signed last week from Southampton for £75 million ($101.7 million, 84.5 million euros).Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson said his old club had probably got the better deal.“It’s hard to get my head around what Philippe is going to gain because he can’t play Champions League football for them, they are running away with the league, and he’s got the World Cup at the end of the season,” Thompson said on Sky Sports.“Will he play regularly every week at Barcelona? I’m not too sure. Philippe could have carried on (at Liverpool). He could have been playing in the Champions League.”Meanwhile, later Saturday, Liverpool said they will offer supporters who bought shirts bearing the name of Coutinho a £50 voucher to help offset the impact of the Brazilian star’s departure.“The offer follows today’s announcement that Coutinho will join Barcelona and reflects the exceptional circumstances behind the player’s departure,” said the club.“Supporters should present their 2017-18 Coutinho replica shirt at any official club store where the voucher will be issued…the shirt will not be retained but proof of purchase will be required.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal design expert wins UK Dragon’s award

first_imgLetterkenny-based interior designer Anne Tuohy has won a prestigious award from Theo Paphitis, one of the UK’s most high profile businessmen.Anne Tuohy, aka Room Junkie, is the only Irish interior designer to be personally chosen by former UK Dragon investor Theo Paphitis as a winner of his #SBS business awards.Anne is a nationally acclaimed designer, a previous winner of RTE’s Showhouse and interiors columnist with Her latest ‘Small Business Sunday’ award from Theo Paphitis is a pivotal boost for her business online.Anne travelled to Birmingham to meet Theo at a special #SBS winner’s event, where he presented her with her award and shared lots of inspiration.Entrepreneur Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is also a mentor and investor to many other businesses acquainted via the UK Dragon’s Den.Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. He then personally reviews and chooses his favourite six, who are re-tweeted by him. As he has nearly half a million Twitter followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen businesses.The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity, and crucially for many, an increased public profile.The lucky winners are also invited to Theo’s #SBS event where they get to spend the day with the investor and many other hugely successful entrepreneurs. They are also presented with their #SBS winners award, and are enrolled in the #SBS Community, with a personal profile on the SBS website.On the recognition, Anne Tuohy said: “Room Junkie is an interior design practice which specialises in the full design of newbuild and renovation projects. Naturally, I am absolutely thrilled to catch the eye of Theo Paphitis, and to be the only Irish Interior Designer to be chosen by him as an #SBS winner.”Get top interior design tips from Anne Tuohy in her columns on here: Donegal design expert wins UK Dragon’s award was last modified: February 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Anne tuohyBusinessinterior designerroom junkielast_img read more

Chamber conflicts continue

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government.The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce has become embroiled in a City Council election controversy that became public on Friday. It started when an invitation to place Diane Liberti, a supporter of Alex Moisa, a Whittier City Council candidate, on the chamber’s Executive Committee was withdrawn. She remains on the chamber’s board of directors. Then this week, Moisa wrote a letter to the chamber complaining about the decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventJoe Price, past president of the chamber, said the invitation was withdrawn because Liberti, owner of Future Tech 1, didn’t tell chamber officials that she was on Moisa’s committee. “Her failure to disclose the conflict of interest was important because she had been involved in organizing the chamber’s recent candidates’ forum,” Price said. “Obviously, a campaign manager’s involvement would call the forum’s neutrality into question,” Price said. But Liberti said she had told chamber officials that she was supporting Moisa and they knew that she was on his committee. “I attended one campaign forum meeting and the chair happens to be Chris George,” she said, adding that he is a supporter of Joe Vinatieri. “There’s no fairness here,” Liberti said. “There was a double standard here.” Price said the situation was not the same because George disclosed before the meeting started that he was working for Vinatieri and asked if he should leave the meeting. A second issue was a letter Liberti wrote to this paper, criticizing Vinatieri for his development plan. “Vinatieri is dogmatic in his belief that he alone is qualified to make such important decisions,” she wrote. “Makes me wonder who paid for the fancy props; and to which developer he has already promised the key to the city.” Price said the letter could prejudice the chamber’s ability to work with elements of the community. Liberti said she had never represented her views as being of the chamber. “As a concerned resident of Whittier and a voter, I represented myself as a citizen, not a chamber member or board member,” she said. MOISA ACTIVITIES: Whittier City Council candidate Moisa will hold three events this week. A cocktail party for Moisa will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Dr. Ruben and Dolores Armient, 8318 La Sierra, Whittier. For more information, call (562)945-7599. Victor and Luisa Franco will host a Meet the Candidate from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at their home, 12212 Norino, Whittier. For more information, call (562) 695-4210. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Former state Sen. Richard Mountjoy, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator, will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday meeting of the Whittier Republican Women, Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m. For reservations, call Maybe Hendricks, (562) 696-3345. Cost is $17. SENATE CAMPAIGN: Assemblyman Ron Calderon will kick off his campaign for the 30th state Senate District with an event at 10 a.m. today at 1713 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562)698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDDTV:Watch Marc Walsh score a cracker of a goal as Ireland came from behind to beat Poland 3-1.Marc had a storming game -playing on the right wing – and was a constant menace to the Polish defence. Poland went 1-0 up after a lackluster start from Ireland, but it wasnt long before Ireland got into their stride.They went 1-1 after Ireland scored a free-kick.Ireland continued to put pressure on Polands defence, when Marc found himself in space and went on a mazy run and took it around the defender in the box and then being fouled and won a penalty which was sloted away.Then on the 74 minute a ball was played over the top onto Marc’s stride which he took around the keeper and then cooly smashed it into the top corner. The young man who plays most of his football with Gweedore Celtic will be a very happy going home.DDTV: WATCH MARC WALSH SCORE STUNNING GOAL FOR IRELAND U15’S was last modified: November 27th, 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:IrelandMarc WalshPOLANDlast_img read more

How Spanish and Italian newspapers reported Ronaldo’s mega move

first_imgHe’s kind of a big deal, isn’t he?Having made headlines when he left Manchester United in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo is once again front and back page news following his transfer to Juventus.The 33-year-old is leaving Real Madrid where he cemented his place as one of the world’s best players to join the Italian champions in a £99.2million deal.Here, looks at how the newspapers in Italy and Spain reacted to Ronaldo’s decision.ITALY 7 The front page of La Gazzetta dello Sport screams: ‘He arrives!’ 7 7 7 On the front page of AS it says ‘Goodbye, Cristiano – it was beautiful while it lasted’ SPAIN 7 7 7 Marca describe Ronaldo as a legend and say there will never be anyone like you Mundo Deportivo mention the fact Ronaldo scored 450 goals for Real and the club will now target Neymar below a headline reading: ‘CR SETTE’ with ‘sette’ being Italian for seven Above the ‘Fiat Lux’ headline, it reads ‘The deal with Real, Andrea’s blitz, the CR7 dream is a reality: Juve light up Serie A again’ The headline on TuttoSport says: ‘Ronaldo is a Bianconero (black and white) Here he is! last_img read more


first_imgThere was joy and heartache for Letterkenny Athlete Maria McCambridge in yesterday’s Dublin City Marathon.Maria was hoping she could use the event to qualify for the Irish team for next year’s Olympic Games in London.Maria had a terrific run but was just outside the qualification time coming home in a superb time of 2 hours 40 mins and 24 seconds. Maria was the second Irishwoman home just behind Linda Byrne who did manage to grab an Olympic qualification time of 2 hours, 36 mins and 24 seconds.Other Donegal athletes who did themselves proud with terrific performances included Padraig McKinney, Garvin McCloskey, Seamus and Martin Temple, Peter McGlynn and Paul Harris.EndsJOY AND HEARTACHE FOR MARIA AT DUBLIN CITY MARATHON was last modified: November 1st, 2011 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:Maria McCambridgelast_img read more