Cabinet Reviews Energy Sector Performance

first_imgTop officials of the government, known as the Cabinet, have carefully reviewed the latest update on the performance of the energy sector, received economic update and AfT Midterm report while mandating an accelerated progress on the energy front and the need to prudently enforce austerity actions to maintain macroeconomic stability. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Cabinet reviewed current progress involving policy issues in the energy sector, the pace of transmission and distribution, the CLSG Project, the status of the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant vis-a-viz the commissioning of the first turbine on December 15, 2016. Cabinet, however, mandated a more aggressive scheme of work that will ensure results that impact the population as government fulfills its obligation to address the energy needs of the country and expressed the hope that with the appointment of a Transitional Team, the sector would begin to experience increased dynamism. On the economic outlook and AfT Midterm report, Cabinet received updates on strategic austerity measures and policies being put in place thus far. The updates underscored that the major objective of the AfT is to improve the livelihood and ensure better quality of life for Liberians. Cabinet was brought up to speed in terms of steps being taken to domesticate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was as well informed of the seconding of an expert on SDGs expected in country shortly to advise government on the domestication process. Cabinet also received updates on the two-day official visit to Liberia by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Pierre James Trudeau – who met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and select members of the Cabinet, held bilateral talks, visited a school in Slipway in Central Monrovia and held a press stakeout – on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Meanwhile, Cabinet was updated on the administration’s legislative agenda including critical pieces of legislations the Executive submitted to the National Legislature for passage into law.In a related development, Cabinet acknowledged the unqualified coordination and collaboration that characterized the handling of the recent near go-slow action by medical doctors in the country and commended the medical practitioners for amicably resolving the situation without rancor. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Kenya deserved to win, says Ethiopia coach

first_img0Shares0000Ethiopia head coach Abraham Mebratu at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani during a training session on October 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Ethiopia head coach Abraham Mebratu has lauded Kenya’s performance against his side on Sunday saying the hosts deserved to win their Group F 2019 African Cup of Nations qualification tie.Stars were in imperious form at a fully packed Kasarani Stadium hitting the Walya Ibex 3-0 courtesy of goals from Eric Johannah, Michael Olunga and skipper Victor Wanyama. Mebratu who had hoped to pick three points from the tie and put his country’s AFCON campaign back on track has blamed poor tactical concentration for his side’s loss.“We conceded the first two goals because of lack of concentration. In the first half we were not okay and we did not play well, but we improved a bit in the second half. But, wecouldn’t score and that was the problem,” the tactician said.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga attempts to find a way past Ethiopia’s Anteneh Tesfaye and Aschalew Tamene during a 2019 AFCON qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “The penalty we conceded changed everything and my players’ confidence dropped. We couldn’t fight after that. Congratulations to Kenya and I think they deserved to win.”Pending on a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over Sierra Leone’s participation in the qualifiers, Ethiopia remained second in the standings with four points off four matches while Kenya moved to seven at the top.If Sierra Leone are booted from the qualifiers, Ethiopia will remain with a point and will work to beat Ghana at home and hope Kenya beats Ghana away for them to have a chance of qualifying to next year’s Cup of Nations.Nonetheless, Mebratu hopes that Sierra Leone are admitted back into the qualifiers to ensure they hand them a realistic chance of qualification.Ethiopia head players at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani during a training session on October 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“So far, there is no official communication from CAF about Sierra Leone. As far as we are concerned we still know they are in the competition and we are still on the patch for qualification. It is not yet finished. We have two more games; at home against Ghana and away to Sierra Leone and I hope we can win,” the tactician said.The next round of qualification matches will be played next month. Ethiopia will play Ghana’s Black Stars at home while Kenya will square out with Sierra Leone in Nairobi.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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JOE IS THE COMEBACK KID AS LAST MINUTE VOTES SEND HIM TO COMMUNITY CHAMPION FINAL!

first_imgA MASSIVE surge in votes has landed a Donegal man in the final of the Calor Community Champion competition.Well-known Donegal photographer and scout leader (and all ‘round good guy!) Joe Boland has already been named Donegal Community Champion because of all his good work with the scout movement. The Lifford man is a finalist in the Calor Community Champion for his selfless work across the community.Joe was involved in an online voting battle with other nominees to get through to the final stage with a chance to win cash for Donegal charities.By 10pm last night he was lying in 4th place.But a surge in votes on facebook – thanks to his friends and family – took him into pole position at midnight when voting closed. And Joe won by just 47 votes!“I am deeply humbled,” said Joe, “I just want to thank everyone who voted for me online.”Joe is now in the final six – and faces a grilling by celebrity DJ Hector O’Heochagain.The winner will be announced on September 4 – with Joe promising to give thousands of euro away to local charities if he wins. JOE IS THE COMEBACK KID AS LAST MINUTE VOTES SEND HIM TO COMMUNITY CHAMPION FINAL! was last modified: August 21st, 2012 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:Joe Bolandlast_img read more

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RALLY CHAMP MANUS ‘THIS RALLY WAS WON OUTSIDE OF THE CAR’

first_imgManus Kelly on a viist to his old Glenswilly National School after winning the National Rally last year. Photo Brian McDaidThe Joule Donegal International Rally champion Manus Kelly has said the race was won “outside of the car.’The well-known and very popular Glenswilly man thanked all those who helped himself and co-driver Donal Barrett win this weekend’s race.“I’m lost for words to be honest. What I do not want to forget is the army of people outside of the car who won this race for us. “The team led by Paul Crumlish were simply incredible and we would not have won this race only for them.“We knew we didn’t want to go to hard on Knockalla so we saved ourselves for the final stage and thankfully that p[aid off. I’m speechless. I really don’t know what else to say,” he said.His co-driver and close friend Donall Barrett said it was an even more incredible drive considering Manus had never driven their WRC vehicle in the rain ever before.“What can you say about this man. He’s just incredible. I know him and I knew he was capable of this. “But it was a super, super drive and I’m just so delighted for everyone on the team,” he said.Manus was met by an army of family and friends from Glenswilly including his wife Bernie and their family when he finished the final stage in POrtsalon this afternoon.His father Donal and mum Jackie, who have manned Manus’ Uptown Cafe all week, were amongst the first to greet their son.The bonfires will be lighting in the Glen tonight!RALLY CHAMP MANUS ‘THIS RALLY WAS WON OUTSIDE OF THE CAR’ was last modified: June 20th, 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:donegal international rallyManus Kellylast_img read more

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Dollar coins to feature dead presidents

first_imgWASHINGTON – New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation’s dead presidents will begin rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007 under a bill President George W. Bush signed into law Thursday. Lawmakers hope the coins – and an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors that features former first ladies – will be a big money raiser for the government like the 50-state quarter program. They also hope the dollar pieces will spur interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used. The front of the new dollar coins will depict former presidents, but not those who are living or have been dead for less than two years; the backs of the coins will show the Statue of Liberty. Four coins a year will be issued, beginning in 2007, in the presidents’ order of service. The treasury secretary will have authority over the designs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The bill also creates a gold bullion coin program bearing images of former first ladies and emblems of their causes on $10 coins. Companion coins for those presidents who had no spouse will show images of liberty and themes of the presidents’ tenures. The coins will be 99.99 percent pure gold. 160Want 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

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MARINE SPECIALIST SAYS WE MUST LEARN LESSONS FROM DONEGAL WHALE STRANDINGS

first_imgA large crowd gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright Northwest news pix.A leading marine specialist has warned that lessons must be learned from the stranding of a pod of whales on a Co Donegal beach last week.Dr. Mick O’Connell commended the bravery of all those who tried to rescue the whales when they beached at Ballyness Beach on Monday morning last.However, Dr O’Connell, who is the stranding co-ordinator with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group warned people could have been hurt. Austrian woman Antonia Leifner watches agonisingly as the 5 pilot whales slowly die on the beach at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Co. Donega. (North West Newspix)He commended the “remarkable enthusiasm” of all those who managed to temporarily put the Pilot Whales back to sea.But he said “There also appeared to be no experienced person in charge of the situation.“Terrified six metre whales are potentially dangerous animals so care is needed that nobody gets hurt, especially when good intentions outweigh experience.”Many locals took to the water in a genuine bid to help release the whales back to sea. However a circus-like atmosphere was created when the whales beached as children straddled on the backs of the creatures.Dr O’Connell said he believes the National Parks and Wildlife Service must take a lead for future beachings as they are responsible for whales, dolphins and porpoises.“The relevant agency needs to have in place a coastal network of personnel trained in the latest best practice guidelines for dealing with live strandings, backed up with appropriate authority to act as a beachmaster,” he said. MARINE SPECIALIST SAYS WE MUST LEARN LESSONS FROM DONEGAL WHALE STRANDINGS was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:donegalDr Mick O’ConnellFalcarraghPilot Whalesstrandingslast_img read more

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UPL: Desperate Police FC welcome troubled Tooro United to Lugogo

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruMoses Tusimepolice fcShaban LubegaTooro United FCUganda Premier League Tooro United are 12th on th league standings.Police return to the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo on Wednesday looking to put behind their Friday loss to champions KCCA.Despite taking the lead twice, the Cops were unable to capitalize eventually going down 3-2 to hand KCCA what has now become a routine win in that fixture.The one-time league champions were without head coach Abdallah Mubiru as he was in Katakwi with the national team as assistant coach, but he returns and Mubiru’s team head to Lugogo to face Tooro United, this time as hosts.If there’s a game Police should win, it is this one. Tooro might be ahead of Mubiru’s charges in the table standings, but they are in crisis. The Fort Portal side is struggling both on and off pitch. firstly, players striking because of delayed payments then staff resigning. Early this morning, the Club Media Officer Shaban Lubega tendered in his resignation two days after CEO Moses Tusiime quitting his job.On pitch, Tooro have struggled to record results and it is not even about the results, but the performance. They’ve been so horrible. This was mostly evident against SC Villa last week when they lost 4-1. No fight was put, no resistance witnessed. Had the Jogoos been more clinical, the score would’ve been more embarrassing.Things are not rosy however, for Police. The side has won just twice this season, and Friday loss was their seventh this term.Police have found finding goals so hard at times, but it is the defending that needs to be addressed. Mubiru’s boys have conceded 23 goals thus far, making them the worst defenders in the league after 12 games.They head into the game placed second last with 5points. Tooro on the other hand are placed 12th with 14 points.Comments last_img read more

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Virat Kohli and Salman Khan to join hands for a new music video?

first_imgIndian cricket star, Virat Kohli and Bollywood giant, Salman Khan are all set to join hands for a new music video.The two stars, who enjoy a massive fanbase both in and outside the country will reportedly, be seen in a video by renowned music duo, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike.”We are grateful that two of the biggest celebrities from India, Salman and Virat, have shown support for our music,” Vegas and Mike were quoted telling Mid-Day.Also Read: Hair-Trend Alert: Virat Kohli changes his look, finally! Vegas and Mike who are the “resident” DJs of Tomorrowland, will be in India this October where they will perform at the 10th edition of Sunburn festival. Apart from making an appearance in their upcoming music project, Kohli and Khan will also be present for their Sunburn music gig where they will also “try their hand at DJing.””The two will be in Hyderabad on October 8, and will arrive in Mumbai the following day. Salman and Virat, who are avid fans of the DJ duo and have shown support to them on Twitter for the top 100 DJs poll, have planned a private party with them. They will try their hand at DJing too, ” Mid-Day quotes a source as saying.Also Read: From Virat Kohli to Hrithik Roshan: 5 celebrities on the watches they love and sport As for the Belgian DJ duo, they aren’t ruling out the possibility of a future Bollywood project!advertisementlast_img read more

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The Arena by TransStadia inaugurated by PM

first_imgAhmedabad, Jun 30 (PTI) In the presence of some of Indias finest athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated The Arena, one of the most advanced integrated multi-purpose stadiums. It is a public-private partnership between the government of Gujarat and TransStadia. Supporting the event with their presence were Pullela Gopichand, Kidambi Srikanth, Gagan Narang, Sushil Kumar, Bhaichung Bhutia, Paralympian Deepa Malik, former India kabaddi captain Anup Kumar and cricketers Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel, both having played domestic cricket for their home state of Gujarat. The PM first inaugurated the state-of-the-art TransStadia Sports Performance and Rehab Centre that aims to build a strong and healthy India through its human performance labs, non-invasive treatment, assessments and tailor-made fitness programs. The assessment and training equipment at the centre is available for the first time in India – Pro Reaction Timer, Swift SpeedLight, Touch Mat/Speed Mat and more. He also visited the mobile medical van that is equipped with specialised doctors to test and guide children across the country, giving them insights to different sports best suited to their skills. The sports science centre offers maximum relief and medication to injured individuals and also sportspersons that demand the highest level of fitness. Speaking on the occasion, TransStadia managing director Udit Sheth said, “We are honoured and grateful to have the Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate the very project he envisioned with us. This is the way we make viable sports infrastructure with world-class technology and jump utilisation thus creating diverse and strong revenue models where sports can become an industry. “We are confident that this new city centre model for every urban area will change the way India performs in sports while many other activities take place across wellness, leisure and more. We have built the most modern stadium in the world.” The prime minister also witnessed the breathtaking view of the stadium and the temperature controlled infinity swimming pool from the fifth floor along with the sprawling body transformation centre, and later visited the indoor sports facilities. In-form shuttler Srikanth later tweeted of his meeting with the PM: “I feel honoured to meet you and talk to you sir. I cant ask for anything else. This photo just says how happy I am.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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