Reno ambush Waterhouse

first_imgWestern Bureau:Reno climbed to second in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League standings, with a commanding 2-0 victory over Waterhouse in their rescheduled match at the Frome Sports Complex on Thursday.Rondell Morris got them under way with a penalty in the 20th minute before Afiba Chambers doubled the lead in the 65th.The win was Reno’s second of the season and follows Monday night’s 1-1 draw away to Harbour View. They are on seven points, two less than current leaders Portmore United.Assistant coach Michael Graham praised the fearlessness of his young brigade, adding that the experience of playing top teams early in the season will benefit the club.”We are improving with each and every game,” Graham pointed out.”It’s a very young team we have here, but we are playing excellent football at the moment and as we continue holding our own, especially defensively, we can only get better as the season progresses,” said Graham.Missed opportunitiesWaterhouse were unlucky themselves, coming close to scoring on a few occasions, mainly from set plays but a combination of stubborn defence and wayward shooting from the Waterhouse players let the former champions down.Graham wants to create a special atmosphere at Frome whenever teams visit.”Frome should be a fortress for FC Reno,” he said. “Visiting teams must feel real pressure and leave the complex empty-handed. That is what we need here to help the club progress in this league,” he added.Central defender Alburn Facey was once again like a rock at the back for Reno along with captain Morris.”These are clearly two very good defenders and we are delighted to have them in the team. Facey is young defender and he is very level-headed,” stated Graham.last_img read more

House to Ratify US$ 27m Loan Deal

first_imgThe House of Representatives has mandated three relevant Committees to review a US$27.3m finance contract between the Government of Liberia and European Investment Bank for the renovation of the Roberts International Airport’s (RIA) runway.Members of the House reached the decision during the 11th day sitting of the 4th Session on Tuesday following the submission of the agreement for ratification by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.In the President’s communication, she informed the Lawmakers that the ratification of the Loan Agreement will address the urgent need to recondition the runway, which is in a poor state.President Sirleaf estimated the total cost for the modernization and rehabilitation project of the entire airport facility at US$ 60,300,000.00 (sixty million three hundred thousand US dollars).She further informed Lawmakers that the government has concluded arrangements for the project to be financed with US$20 million from the Saudi Fund for Development; US$10 million from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa; US$ 3million from the Government of Liberia; and US$ 27.3 million credit from the European Investment Bank.Rehabilitation of the airport’s runway will include improvement to the pavement drainage system, construction of Runway End Safety Areas (REAS) and replacement of the runway lighting, President Sirleaf stated.According to the Chief Executive, the project also includes the provision of assorted items of operational and safety-related airport equipment which include fire tenders, ambulances, firefighting equipment, forklifts, high loaders, conveyer belt loaders, passenger stairs and passenger buses.Following the reading and debate, a motion from Hon. Alex Grant of Electoral District 3, Grand Gedeh County, to turn the instrument over to the Committees on Ways, Means and Finance; Judiciary and Contract and Monopoly to review and advise Plenary in two weeks, was unanimously agreed upon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CGX’s 1999 contract signed during dry exploration era – Jagdeo

first_imgOil sectorThe CGX contract signed by the former administration is being defended by former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who firmly believes that the terms of the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement should not have been modelled after it.During a press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo took on critics of the CGX contract. He said the coalition Government had a better chance at securing a good deal than the PPP administration did. This, he pointed out, was because the former administration was seeking to attract companies who would make billion-Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeodollar investments without assured returns.“There are some facts we have to get straight,” Jagdeo emphasised. “That contract that Donald Ramotar signed with CGX was signed in a period when we were exploring for oil. We didn’t have any find. We did not know whether we were going to find oil. We were encouraging people to spend hundreds of millions. So, in that period, there was a need to encourage investors,” he explained.Jagdeo pointed out that when Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman signed the agreement, the Government already knew there was recoverable oil in the Stabroek block. He also observed that there was great interest in Guyana as a potential oil producer — all factors that should have led to Guyana getting a better deal. “Unlike in the past, we had to really press people to come and take up blocks. We had these blocks lying around, no one wanted to come and take them up because they had to spend money. So that’s the first difference. The second difference is in the size of the areas. ExxonMobil’s concession is multiple timesThe CGX concessionsbigger than CGX’s concession.“Thirdly is that we can’t (compare) the Ramotar contract with Exxon. Remember Exxon had a contract that was signed in 1999. What they renegotiated was that contract, not the contract that they had similar to the one Ramotar signed. They renegotiated the Janet Jagan agreement, and a lot of those provisions in the CGX contract were not in the original agreement,” he explained.He posited that even if Exxon had argued for similar treatment as CGX, the current Government had argued that no future investor can expect a deal like the one Exxon got. He stated that if this was Exxon’s argument at the negotiating table, it should have been a moot one, considering the circumstances.Last week, Government released the agreement with CGX Resources Incorporated, signed in 2013 by then President Donald Ramotar. Many of its provisions were similar to Exxon’s; though CGX got significantly less blocks than what thelast_img read more

Jagdeo’s election date olive branch to Granger proved futile

first_img…will precipitate constitutional crisis on March 21A high-level meeting between Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger ended in stalemate on Wednesday as the issue regarding the date for an election was not addressed, which ended with Guyana on the precipice of a massive constitutional crisis.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger greet each other with a fist bump before the start of the high-level meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency on WednesdayUpon his arrival at the Ministry of the Presidency for the meeting with the President, Jagdeo told media operatives that he was not optimistic that the meeting would bear any fruit. However, he contended the main reason why he chose to attend was because of the people of Guyana in light of national interest.The former President was accompanied by former Presidential Advisor Gail Texieira; former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill, and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate and former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali.The President’s team on the other hand included Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo; Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Vice President and Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock; Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams; and Social Protection Minister Amna Ally.No dateThe meeting lasted for about one hour and on Jagdeo’s departure, he told the media that he and President David Granger did not reach an agreement on a date for elections. Jagdeo had proposed that General Elections could be held before the current voters list expires on April 30, 2019.The Opposition Leader posited that that deadline was reasonable, while explaining that training and procurement of materials for elections can be completed within a new 50-day deadline. He reiterated that the Opposition is still not prepared to extend the life of the Government beyond 90 days which expires on March 21 following the passage of the No-confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.Bharrat Jagdeo and his team discuss with the President and his team the need for an election before Guyana heads into a conditional crisis“I said at this point in time we are not going to extend the life of the Government unless there is an agreement to a date that is as credible and close to the constitutional requirement,” he said, explaining that the President informed him that he is awaiting word from the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) to determine an election date, and offered for them to both meet with officials there.Jagdeo said he rejected the offer on the basis that the President has the authority to get GECOM ready for an election. “I said to him, you are the President of Guyana…you have a duty to uphold the Constitution, GECOM is a creature of the Constitution, GECOM cannot override the Constitution and unless we have a discussion on a date, we are not prepared to move forward on any other issue.”No house-to-houseThe Opposition has also maintained that his party will not support house-to-house registration because it could delay the elections for at least eight months. He also suggested that in order to address fears of electoral fraud, Government should fund three polling agents from their representative parties to work at each polling station to ensure that only people who are eligible to vote do so.According to the former President, the meeting was aimed to “suck me back into a long drawn out talk about useless things. I said you are the President and you have a responsibility and not us. You have to set the date for elections, and therefore you tell us when and in exchange for that we might be prepared to go…the time is ticking. The ball is in his court. He is the one who is leading the country into a crisis.”Jagdeo said he also reminded the President that he had advocated sanctions on Guyana in the period after the purgation of Parliament and before elections in 2015, and the Opposition is prepared to do the same thing. He stated that until the date is settled, there was nothing further to discuss.Bad faithMeanwhile, in a statement subsequent to the meeting, the parliamentary Opposition stated that the President has not given the Guyanese people any assurance that the imminent danger the country faces will be averted. “Instead, the parliamentary Opposition could only conclude that the President and his Government have and will continue to act in bad faith, and, that thePresident is willing to subvert and violate the Constitution to suit his Government’s objective of staying in power beyond March 21, 2019,” the statement said.The parliamentary Opposition maintained that after March 21, 2019, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition Government becomes unconstitutional, illegal and illegitimate.ReadinessFollowing the meeting, President Granger addressed the nation in a video posted on the Ministry of the Presidency’s social media pages, where he described the meeting as “fruitful” whereas both Government and the Opposition are working towards finding a solution to the issues.Granger did admit, however, that discussions between him and Jagdeo and their teams were mainly centred on GECOM because it is the only entity that could deliver an election. On that note, he maintained that he cannot set an election date unless GECOM is ready. The President also noted his plans to meet with the Commission next week.“GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be held. The President or the Executive or any other body cannot intervene, cannot intrude, cannot interfere in the work of GECOM and so we have to allow GECOM to do its work,” he said.He continued: “Let me make one thing clear, GECOM is autonomous, GECOM is an independent agency and there is no part of the Constitution which gives the President or the Executive in general authority to interference, intervene or intrude in the work of the Elections Commission.”Nevertheless, Granger explained that he would now have to enquire from GECOM what they would need to prepare for the elections. Notwithstanding that, the Head of State said he will work to have an election at the earliest time possible, while assuring citizens that Guyana is not facing a crisis.last_img read more

Paddle for the Peace launches Saturday morning

first_imgAnyone wanting more information can contact Danielle Yeoman at 250-785-8510. Danielle Yeoman is the coordinator for Paddle for the Peace. She says the event is held as a way to recognize the river, as well as spread awareness as to the effect Site C would have.“It’s a celebration of the river. It’s main purpose when we started out eight years ago was to get people on the river and using it, it’s a great family event,” Yeoman explains. “Since then, Site C has become more of an issue for us. It first became an issue in the 70’s then went away for a bit. A couple of years ago, the government announced that they were going to go ahead with looking at it again, so now the Paddle for the Peace has become an event that supports the opposition of the dam.”Yeoman pointed to the loss of agricultural land, and not being able to paddle on the river as only a couple of problems if the building of the dam were to go through.- Advertisement -A number of events are planned for Saturday aside from the paddle itself. Yeoman says food will be served and people will have a chance to express their thoughts on the river.“From 9 until 11, there’s registration and a pancake breakfast by West Moberly First Nations,” she says. “At Bear Flat, Halfway First Nations is going to have a barbecue there, and Treaty 8 is having an open mic celebration, so there will be fun and activities at both ends.” Registration, breakfast and entertainment gets underway at 9 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

England not yet the finished article – Kane

first_img0Shares0000Room for improvement: Harry Kane believes England must improve to be tournament contenders in the future © AFP / Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 14 – England captain Harry Kane admitted the Three Lions must improve if they are to build on reaching the World Cup semi-finals after losing the third-place playoff 2-0 to Belgium on Saturday.Gareth Southgate’s side made the last four for the first time in 28 years, but a second defeat in the tournament to Belgium means they ultimately lost three of their seven games in Russia. “We closed it for sure (the gap to best top teams). But today shows, and some other games show, that there is still room for improvement,” said Kane.“We’ve said that all along – we’re not the finished article yet, we’re still learning, we’re still getting better.“We don’t want to wait another 20-odd years to get to the semi-final in big matches. This is the level we’ve got to stay at now. We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to get better, but it will come.”Kane failed to find the net in England’s final three games of the tournament, but still remains on course to win the Golden Boot thanks to his six goals against Tunisia, Panama and Colombia.“Obviously I’m disappointed I couldn’t get a goal in the last few games,” added the Tottenham Hotspur striker.“Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it doesn’t. But if I win it, it’ll be something I’ll be very proud of.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Celtic confident of permanent deal for PSG youngster

first_img Edouard was particularly impressive in the Old Firm derby 1 Reports have previously suggested it could take a club record £9million sum to secure the youngster’s signature but while Parkhead sources say there is still more negotiating to be done, the champions are confident the move will go through.Edouard joined Brendan Rodgers’ squad on loan from PSG last summer and while he was made to play second – and sometimes third – fiddle with Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths preferred ahead of him, Rodgers saw enough potential in the forward to convince him he was worth such a hefty fee.He netted nine times in 22 outings but three strikes against Rangers showed he has the temperament for the big occasion.center_img Celtic believe a deal to sign striker Odsonne Edouard on a permanent deal from Paris St Germain is in sight.It is understood Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell has struck an agreement over a fee for the 20-year-old frontman with the French giants.last_img read more

Pogba to go on loan in January? Juve linked with new move for Man United star

first_imgUnited reach the last 16 alongside Group H leaders Juve and when Pogba returned to the Serie A side’s home ground earlier this month – a game which United won 2-1 – he was applauded at the end of the game.It has been reported that Pogba has told friends he wants to leave United and return to Juventus. LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Pogba and Mourinho have a fractious relationship Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Pogba is congratulated by Juve fans after United’s trip to Turin earlier this month moving on The Frenchman was linked with Juve and Barcelona in the summer but nothing ever materialised.And Tuttosport reports that the Old Lady are considering making an audacious move to sign Pogba on loan in January with an obligatory buying option at the end of the season.However, it’s not clear what price United would demand for the 25-year-old, who they signed for £89million in August 2016.Pogba only came on as a 64th-minute substitute during their Champions League victory over Young Boys on Tuesday night in a game where they booked their place in the knockout stages. LIVING THE DREAM center_img IN DEMAND Juventus are plotting a move to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin in January, according to reports.Pogba has become increasingly unsettled at Old Trafford due to United’s bad form on the pitch as well as a number of disputes with Jose Mourinho off it. targets 2 RANKED Latest Transfer News 2 targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Man’s life saved in dramatic cliff rescue at Hell’s Hole

first_imgThe heroic efforts of the Greencastle Coast Guard are being praised today after they saved the life of a climber at Malin Head.A long rescue mission took place last night to save a rock climber at Hell’s Hole. The male climber became trapped 150ft down a dangerous cliff edge. With difficult and dark conditions, an extensive operation was required to bring him to safety. The alarm was raised at around 10.30pm on Tuesday night when a member of the public made an emergency call to report that a climber in their group was in difficulty.The Greencastle Coast Guard was called to the incident by Malin Head HQ, as one of the team members is a specialist in cliff rescue.“It sounds like a straightforward rescue but it was tricky. The climber was a long way down, about 45 metres,” said a spokesperson with Malin Head Coast Guard. The casualty was trapped in the dangerous position for around four hours, in darkness, and on an unpredictable rock face of loose rocks.Image: Malin Head Coast GuardThe Greencastle Coast Guard team successfully brought the man to safety by approximately 1am. An ambulance was called to bring him to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. “It was a long operation but a great job done by the Greencastle Coast Guard,” said the Malin Head Coast Guard spokesperson.Man’s life saved in dramatic cliff rescue at Hell’s Hole was last modified: June 1st, 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)last_img read more