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Reports filtering into Nimba County suggest that the Liberia – America Mining Company formerly LAMCO is said to be coming back to take possession of Mount Nimba Concession from the world steel giant Arcelor Mittal which is currently in charge of the concession.According to some residents in Yekapa and some employees presently working with Mittal, the steel company is scaling down operations gradually owing to the news of LAMCO resurfacing to retake their old concession.Unconfirmed reports said that LAMCO and the Government of Liberia signed a concession agreement for 75 years beginning in the early 60s after the exploration of the mountain followed by mining and subsequent shipment of ore in 1965.The reports added that based on the concession agreement, there have been a series of meetings among former LAMCO investors in Europe who intend to return to Liberia and retake the concession.“We are hearing of LAMCO coming back so things are not so good now in Yekapa because Mittal is slowing down some activities,” said one Bigboy, a government security officer. It is not clear whether the news is true or false, but the movement of trains is said to be slowing down gradually according to citizens living along the railroad.But, a prominent son of Nimba who is also a former employee of LAMCO and now serves as County Inspector, Thomas Q. Suah, disputed the rumor saying, “I don’t think LAMCO will ever come back because LAMCO sold its share of the company to the Liberian Government for US$ 1 in 1989 and gave the government US$ 8million for any claims.”He said that upon turning over the concession to the government of Liberia, the company was called LIMCO or Liberia Mining Company.Suah added that LIMCO operated the company until the 16 year war erupted and everybody fled from the concession area in the early 1990sRegarding the slowing down of trains, one of the Mittal rail workers who asked not to be named, said the slowdown was due to lack of iron to be transported.He said production at the mine was slow owing to the breakdown of most of the machines that were operating in the mine.However, when contacted the Communications Manager of Mittal, Hesta Pearson Baker, described the report as false and misleading.Some observers believe that the reports emerged because of the company’s failure to rehabilitate the town of Yekapa almost 10 years after they took over.Mittal and the Government of Liberia reached a Mineral Development Agreement in the year 2005 and the company began shipment of ore in September 2011. But where the news started regarding the old concession company LAMCO coming back is yet to be established.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Please permit me some space on your letter pages to address the balderdash about myself and my son’s departure from the PNCR that was reportedly uttered by PNCR Executive Member Aubrey Norton.If the newspaper article is accurate then Norton’s distasteful grumbling could be deduced as an opportunity to be relevant and a needed display of loyalty to the “elitists” at Congress Place. But the competition seems stiff because, since our resignation, beneficiaries of largesse are busy trying to do damage control.However, I would like to address some untrue statements that Norton reportedly made or insinuated.1. Myself and son were neither paid nor promised any money or favour to join the People’s Progressive Party/Civic. It is appalling to think that we could have been bought like objects just to satisfy our immediate self-gratification. Our involvement in politics is to help the underprivileged and see Guyana develop. Had we desired power and wealth, we would have stayed with this Government where bribery and kickbacks are the order of the day.Furthermore, Norton has conveniently forgotten that President David Granger’s Cabinet best exemplifies greed for immediate self-gratification. After gaining power, his Cabinet increased their salary, breaking their campaign promise of reversing “fat cat” salaries.2. Norton associated us and the PPP/C with filthy lucre. It seems that Norton has evidence that would be important for a police investigation and should not withhold same. Norton should ask Robert Corbin and Amna Ally about the Dannys’ contribution of time, energy and millions of dollars to the party, whilst he was fighting to be noticed. It’s a shame that he is still struggling in the great quest to find relevance in a party that treats him as chief jack about. Perhaps his role as an Executive Member is to curse out and find spurious arguments.3. Norton accused us of being weak and vacillating persons who could defect easily. Apparently, he and the PNCR did not value our decades of service and contribution to the party and the departure was the correct decision.Also if weak and vacillating means respecting the rule of law; wanting an enabling business environment; desiring proper social services for youths, women and the underprivileged; engaging in pro-Guyana oil and gas deals, and having a transparent procurement process then yes, we are. At least we are not bullies who are disregarding the rule of law to hold on to power at all costs to benefit cronies.4. If indeed, persons are leaving the PPP/C and joining the coalition, then they should not be afraid of contesting the General and Regional Elections. In fact, PPP/C’s victory in both Local Government Elections should not be a problem. After all, the coalition has strength in numbers. Perhaps a little advertisement could act as encouragement to others unless their new members are ashamed to be affiliated with them publicly.5. What is the good life? How do we measure the good life? Who are the beneficiaries of the good life? Could Norton say whether the good life means getting a salary of $700,000 plus? Does the good life entail leaving on your AC of the State-owned vehicle whilst you dine just to ensure that it is at the right temperature when you reenter with the girls from bambam alley? Does the good life mean creating ruckus for a prohibited parking spot? Does the good life mean awarding contracts to close relatives whilst ignoring the small contractors who were promised 20 per cent of infrastructure works? Does the good life mean building a mansion after just three years in office?6. If the coalition knew anything about prudent management of a country, the cost of living would have reduced. And, the heavy taxation burden faced by citizens would have been removed. But, the Government prefers to tax the working class to finance their lavish lifestyle. They boast about buses, boats and bicycles for school children but took away the $10,000 grant and placed VAT on school uniforms. They have made homeownership challenging owing to burdensome tax on building materials. Importantly, they cannot be trusted to manage the oil and gas sector which is evident from poor deals they are making on behalf of Guyanese.To every Guyanese reading this letter, please be patriotic and walk away from this impotent Government. Vote for the PPP/C.Yours truly,Dave Danny SrDave Danny Jr
– Advertisement – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) yesterday awarded a grant of US$ 23.25 million to the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and the Rural Renewable Agency of Liberia to transform Liberia’s renewable energy sector.The funds will be used to develop a 9.8 MW hydropower plant at Gbedin Falls on the Mano River in Nimba County and provide a low-cost, sustainable and reliable source of electricity to citizens in that part of the country.According to an AfDB statement, the plant will be funded by the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a program under the CIF with the objective to empower transformation in developing countries by demonstrating the economic, social and environmental viability of renewable energy.“Liberia has one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world with less than 2 percent of households having access to electricity services nationwide and therefore expanding access to electricity is not only vital but should be one of the country’s topmost priorities,” said Leandro Azevedo, AfDB’s CIF coordinator and senior climate change officer. “We will work intensively with our energy experts to ensure that the project’s implementation begins as quickly as possible,” the statement said.AfDB expects the project to mark a reduction in the use of highly polluting stand-alone diesel generators that are critical in powering not only Liberian businesses and households but also in improving the conditions of the health and education infrastructure.“As Liberia continues recovering from the 2014 Ebola crisis, these financial resources will help the government of Liberia to prioritize their own scarce resources into those sectors of the economy and society that have suffered greatly with the depression caused by this terrible disease,” said Anthony Nyong, director, Climate Finance and Climate Change Department at the AfDB. “AfDB is strongly committed to support Liberia in transforming its energy sector following this approval from the CIF,” added the statement.The electricity to be generated by the Gbedin Falls HPP will be transmitted via the existing Liberia-Cote d’Ivoire cross-border transmission line. Based on the annual average households’ electricity consumption that currently stands at 510 kWh for an average family of 5 persons, it is estimated that the project would supply electricity to about 500,000 people.Established in 2008 as one of the largest fast-tracked climate financing instruments in the world, the US $8.3-billion CIF provides developing countries with grants, concessional loans, risk mitigation instruments, and equity that leverage significant financing from the private sector, MDBs and other sources. Five MDBs–the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and World Bank Group (WBG) – implement CIF-funded projects and programs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Belmadi was loaned to Manchester City from Marseille in 2003 and later had two seasons with Southampton.While Cisse spent most of his career at French clubs, he also lined up for Birmingham City and Portsmouth.Cisse is particularly desperate to win in Cairo as his missed shootout penalty in the 2002 final against Cameroon condemned Senegal to defeat in their only previous final appearance.The last final featuring two African coaches was in 1998 when Egypt, coached by Mahmoud el Gohary, defeated Ephraim ‘Jomo’ Sono-coached South Africa 2-0 in Ouagadougou.An endless debate among African football followers is the merits of local and foreign coaches and the Cup of Nations offers no help because foreigners have won 16 titles and locals 15.Egyptian Hassan Shehata holds the record for consecutive triumphs with three and Ghanaian Charles Gyamfi has also won three, but not in a row.France-born Herve Renard is the only coach to win with two countries, guiding outsiders Zambia to success in 2012 and repeating the feat with the Ivory Coast three years later.Cup of Nations-winning coaches1957 Egypt Mourad Fahmy1959 Egypt Pal Titkos (HUN)1962 Ethiopia Ydnekatchew Tessema1963 Ghana Charles Gyamfi1965 Ghana Charles Gyamfi1968 Zaire Ferenc Csanadi (HUN)1970 Sudan Jirí Starosta (CZE)1972 Congo Adolphe Bibanzoulou1974 Zaire Blagoje Vidinic (SRB)1976 Morocco Gheorghe Mardarescu (ROM)1978 Ghana Fred Osam-Duodu1980 Nigeria Otto Gloria (BRA)1982 Ghana Charles Gyamfi1984 Cameroon Radivoje Ognjanovic (SRB)1986 Egypt Mike Smith (WAL)1988 Cameroon Claude le Roy (FRA)1990 Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali1992 I. Coast Yeo Martial1994 Nigeria Clemens Westerhof (NED)1996 S. Africa Clive Barker1998 Egypt Mahmoud el-Gohary2000 Cameroon Pierre Lechantre (FRA)2002 Cameroon Winfried Schaefer (GER)2004 Tunisia Roger Lemerre (FRA)2006 Egypt Hassan Shehata2008 Egypt Hassan Shehata2010 Egypt Hassan Shehata2012 Zambia Herve Renard (FRA)2013 Nigeria Stephen Keshi2015 I. Coast Herve Renard (FRA)2017 Cameroon Hugo Broos (BEL)Winning coaches by nationality5: Egypt, France4: Ghana2: Hungary, Serbia1: Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Congo Brazzaville, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Ivory Coast, Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Wales0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi gives an instruction during an Africa Cup of Nations group match against Kenya in CairoCAIRO, Egypt, July 18 – The Africa Cup of Nations final between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo Friday will pit local coaches against each other in a title decider for the first time in 21 years.Algerian Djamel Belmadi and Senegalese Aliou Cisse are both former national team midfielders whose playing careers included spells with English clubs.
Due to the ongoing expansion of their motorhome and van centre, Donaghey MotorHomes have vacancies for new staff.The vacancies include a mechanic/technician and a valet.Candidates must be able to work as part of a team and also to work on their own initiative. If you think either of these vacancies is for you, apply with your CV by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgThe closing date for applications is November 30th, 2017.Job Vacancies: Donaghey Motor Homes require mechanic/technician and valet was last modified: November 16th, 2017 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:Donaghey Motor Homesjob
SHAY Given got a warm reception from Middlesbrough fans as he made his debut – and celebrated his 600th club appearance with a clean sheet.Boro held on for a 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and Given hailed it as a “perfect day.”Writing on his Twitter account, the 37-year-old said: “Great to be back in action today… [and] also to make my 600th club [appearance]. A clean sheet but more importantly the three points made a perfect day.” Given joined Championship side Middlesbrough on a month-long loan deal from Aston Villa, prior to the deadline for emergency loans.He was quick off his line to deny Beckford a chance after ex-Sunderland midfielder Leadbitter had played a dangerous back-pass after the interval.Boro took the lead in the 82nd minute through a penalty.But then Bolton earned their own penalty and with Given doing his best to put Jermaine Beckford off, the Bolton man blasted the shot high over the bar. IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! SHAY CELEBRATES 600TH CLUB APPEARANCE WITH CLEAN-SHEET DEBUT was last modified: December 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! SHAY CELEBRATES 600TH CLUB APPEARANCE WITH CLEAN-SHEET DEBUT
Tags: Al NasrBright AnukaniCAF Confederations CupIvan Bogerematia luleMustafa Mujuziproline fc Proline are yet to lose a game in the CAF Confederations Cup. (PHOTO/Proline)CAF Confederations Cup-Playoff Round Proline FC vs Al NasrStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 03-11-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – Proline FC will be hoping to continue their decent run on the continent when they take on Al Nasr in the second leg of their playoff round clash in the CAF Confederations Cup.After drawing 2-2 away from home in the first leg, Proline are slight favourites to make it to group stages of this year’s competition.Matia Lule’s side have so far enjoyed a good debut season on the continent and who can blame them for not wanting to wake up from the dream.They eliminated Masters Security in the preliminary round 3-0 on aggregate.Proline then went on to defy odds and progress past Rwandese side AS Kigali 3-2 on aggregate in the first round of qualification.After the draw in Egypt last week, confidence must be sky high in the camp as they bid to reach the groups at the first time of asking.However, they form leading upto the contest has not been good as they lost all their last four league games before Sunday’s draw in Egypt.What they are saying ahead of the gameMatia Lule, Proline FC head coach“We got a good result and two away goals in the first leg but we should not get carried away as everything can change in an instant.“Our task is to ensure we see out the advantage and progress to the group stages.“However we expect a tough match but i am confident my team will get the job done in the end.”Mustapha Mujuzi, Proline defender“We the players are ready for the challenge ahead.“We know it is going to be tough but we are in good condition to overcome the opposition and progress to the groups.“We pray that God is on our side and we achieve the desired target.”Proline have been boosted by the return to form of talented midfielder Bright Anukani. Anukani has been one of their outstanding performers in the competition and the 19 year old has already scored three goals in the competition.However, Lule’s side will be without top scorer Ivan Bogeere who went AWOL. Bogere who has scored five goals so far is believed to have departed for the UAE where he hopes to complete a big money move.For Al Nasr, they must be disappointed with them selves after failing to utilize home advantage in the first leg.Playing the second leg away from home is always a tuff task and them being poor travellers, they must be worried already.Match Facts This is only the second meeting between the two sides with the first ending 2-2 last Sunday.Proline will be playing their sixth match in the CAF Confederations Cup.Lule’s side are full of confidence heading into the encounter as they are yet to lose a game in the competition (W2 D3).At home, Proline are currently enjoying a 100% record having won all their previous two encounters.For Al Nasr, they come into the game having won just two of their last 7 CAF Confederations Cup games (D3 L2).Away from home, the Libyans have lost all of their last two, scoring just once and conceding four.Comments
Two days after a monster performance from Kevin Durant lifted the Warriors (14-7) past the Kings, the champs will take on a young Orlando Magic (10-10) squad.About the matchup…Where/when: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Projected Magic starters: Aaron Gordon, Wesley Iwundu, D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic How the Magic are doing: Through 20 games, Orlando sits tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference in a season in which the primary goal is to develop young talent.T …
World number six Anita Zenani hopes toimprove her ranking and bring home amedal at the World BMX Championshipsin Denmark.(Image: BMX South Africa)Brightly painted containers at theVelokhaya Oval provide comfortablefacilities for the BMX club.(Image: Safmarine)MEDIA CONTACTS • Debbie OwenLCA media manager+27 21 788 9962Janine ErasmusAnita Zenani, 13, from Khayelitsha township in the Western Cape, will represent South Africa at the World BMX Championships in Denmark from 27 to 31 July 2011.The petite teenager has been cycling for just over two years, but has already made her mark in the sport.At the 2010 world championships, held in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, she came sixth in her age group. This was Zenani’s first competition outside her club, Velokhaya in Khayelitsha. She was also the top-placed female South African competitor in this event.While her world number-six ranking has been the highlight of her career so far, Zenani sees it as a challenge to improve her standing.She is excited about her first overseas trip, which she views as a great learning opportunity.Zenani and Velokhaya’s operations manager Sipho Mona will fly to Copenhagen thanks to sponsorship from the Sun International hospitality group and shipping company Safmarine, as well as community support.“She impressed us so much we wanted to help her,” said Christelle Horne, HR manager for Sun International. “We wish her every success and we know that she will make South Africa proud in Denmark.”In an interview with Velokhaya, Zenani said: “The Danish cycling community has supported Velokhaya in the past, donating funds to our project, so I am looking forward to meeting these people who, I am told, love cycling just like me!”Zenani added that she practises for two hours every weekday, and that her training for the big event has focused on getting out of tight corners without losing time or falling over.With better equipment, the youngster is optimistic about her chances: “I feel I have a good chance of improving my ranking because, unlike last year, I will be riding with cleats.”She also hopes that her new Salvo First Fire bicycle frame will take her to victory in Denmark.As a girl competing in a male-dominated sport, she doesn’t believe she has any disadvantages as long as she has confidence in herself and puts in her best effort. Her hero is multiple South African and All African BMX champion Sifiso Nhlapo, and her ambition is to become a professional BMX rider, or a lawyer.Zenani took part in the main Cape Argus cycle tour for the first time in 2011 – previously she had competed in the junior tour.Discipline and hard work Velokhaya arose out of the Life Cycling Academy (LCA), an organisation founded in 2003 by former postman Amos Ziqubu and gym owner Glyn Broomberg.Through the LCA, the pair planned to motivate children living in disadvantaged communities and help them acquire respect and status, craved by many young people, through healthy means rather than crime.As a South African Post Office employee in Khayelitsha, Ziqubu did his rounds every day on a bicycle. It wasn’t long before he developed a love for cycling, and was inspired to cycle competitively. He also decided to promote the sport in his community and play a part in transforming cycling in South Africa.Today, with activities such as the BMX team riding and cycling safety programmes for schools, the LCA has given hundreds of children a new outlook on life, and shown them that discipline and hard work really does pay off.Although the LCA works in poor communities, often in schools, it also has a top-notch competitive cycling team whose members all come from the communities it serves. Their success is an inspiration to their peers.At the Velokhaya BMX Oval, opened in the township in 2008, over 60 youngsters have a safe environment in which to practise their moves. The oval’s buildings, which include a club house, office and commentary box, were constructed from recycled shipping containers donated by Safmarine as part of its Containers in the Community project.By giving the children the facilities to keep busy after school, instead of lingering on the streets, the LCA teaches values of teamwork, a healthy lifestyle and respect for themselves and their fellows. The youngsters also learn leadership skills.