LPRC to Expand Capacity Storage in Nimba

first_imgThe Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams, has disclosed a plan to undertake a US$9.5 million project to expand and rehabilitate the Ganta Oil Terminal in Nimba County, commencing next month.The LPRC Boss made the disclosure Friday during the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism regular press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.Director Williams said “Liberia now has a petroleum storage capacity for 90-days, attributing this to the construction of two new storage facilities at the entity’s complex, at the Freeport of Monrovia.”MD Williams further disclosed that negotiations are ongoing for the project, which includes an administrative building, pump house and pump accessories, firefighting and foam system, among others.Williams added that despite the current huge capacity at the Freeport of Monrovia, it is also a necessary initiative to have similar facilities in other parts of the country. He further said, “This will also support the decentralization of LPRC activity from Monrovia to other parts of the country. We want to ensure that other facilities have better storages and not establish all in Monrovia.” Meanwhile, the Minister of Information Lewis G. Brown added that “The country’s petroleum storage capacity puts it in a better position of having up to 90 days to negotiate additional supplies in times of shortage on the world market.”Brown noted that an added advantage of the huge storage capacity is that it will prevent arbitrary increases in prices of petroleum products even if prices should rise on the international market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cops granted bail for robbing Brazilian national

first_imgTwo police officers were on Tuesday arraigned with armed robbery committed on a Brazilian national when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.21-year-old Sherwayne Spiers of Parika, East Bank Essequibo, and 25-year-old Daniel Kellman of McKenzie, Linden, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Police stated that on February 20, 2019, at the Takutu Bridge, Central Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), the accused relieved Ronaldo Ferreira of a cellphone and a small sum of Brazilian currency. At the time of the robbery, they were carrying weapons.The duo was represented by Attorney-at-law Jerome Khan who stated that both of his clients were stationed at the Lethem Police Station and posted at the Takutu Bridge – an area he claimed is dangerous. His clients, he told the court, informed him that they conducted a search on the victim during which they found a quantity of narcotics in his possession.Sherwayne Spiers and Daniel KellmanOn the other hand, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question, the police ranks were issued with service weapons and were posted at the Lethem Municipal Compound but later left their post and went to the Takutu Bridge.It was there that they allegedly held the victim at gunpoint and relieved him of the aforementioned items.However, Ferreira subsequently reported the matter to the Lethem Police Station. Mansfield added that a search was conducted on the person of the two ranks and the stolen items were found in their possession.They were placed on $100,000 bail each and the matter will resume on March 5, 2019.last_img read more

Grimshaw resident fastest overall at Taylor Flats 200

first_imgIn the Fort Motors A class, Prince George’s Stephen Ford took first place in the three-boat field, as Runnin’ Loose motored along the course on the Peace and Pine Rivers in a time of 1:47:35. Tim Grebor from Grande Prairie finished third in that class, notching a time of 2:08:54.Finally, Nathan McLeod from Little Smoky, Alberta took top spot in the Compass Services FX class, finishing the race in 1:52:52. TAYLOR, B.C. – Grimshaw’s Chad Burns was the fastest overall racer and first place winner in the Dakota Contracting Ltd. Taylor Flats 200 Unlimited class this year.Burns piloted his boat Bad Habit to complete the six legs of the 200-mile race on Saturday and Sunday in a time of 1:21:20.Fort St. John resident Gord Humphrey finished fourth among Unlimited class racers, piloting Unnatural Disaster in a time of 1:49:11. Humphrey was beset by penalties on the first, second, fifth, and sixth legs of the race.- Advertisement -Clayton and Trapper Wolsey, also from Fort St. John, finished fourth and sixth respectively in the Inland Kenworth CX class.Clayton and his boat Dirty Harry notched a time of 1:46:41, which was 23 seconds slower than third place finisher Brian Freeland and less than four minutes behind first-in-class Jeremy Hand from Peace River, Alberta.Trapper Wolsey meanwhile finished in a time of 1:49:33 at the wheel of Leroy.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Spineless, shameful’: PSG stars face fury and abuse after European exit

first_img0Shares0000PSG crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 for the third year in a row © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Mar 10 – Paris Saint-Germain players ran a gauntlet of hate and abuse after they invited 500 of their diehard fans to witness a training session on Sunday having earlier been blasted as “shameless” and “spineless”.Just days after their last-minute exit at the hands of Manchester United in the Champions League, the French giants’ decision to invite some fans back to the Parc des Princes spectacularly back-fired. The squad’s first get-together since Wednesday’s last 16 defeat was switched after the words “Shameful! Spineless” and “Respect us” were graffitied at their Camp de Loges training base on Friday.The 500 or so PSG ‘Ultras’ allowed into the ground on Sunday then screamed “Bunch of bastards” and “Show us your balls” towards the players on the field, according to videos posted on social media.Captain Thiago Silva and defender Marquinhos attempted to calm the crowd by pleading on the public address system but their pleas were drowned out by further verbal abuse, newspaper Le Parisian reported.The taunting, as well as the noise of firecrackers and smoke bombs, echoed around the stadium and could be heard outside the ground.PSG’s game at Nantes this weekend was postponed although they remain well clear of second-placed Lille and all but assured a sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons.– ‘We spoiled the party’ –Earlier in the day PSG’s star striker Kylian Mbappe said he was left “stunned” by PSG’s gut-wrenching midweek exit.Marcus Rashford’s 94th-minute penalty gave the Red Devils a 3-1 win to send the English club through on away goals after becoming the first team in the competition’s history to overturn a 2-0 home defeat.“I’m stunned. I haven’t been able to sleep,” Mbappe told TF1 in an interview. “It’s difficult, we’d worked so hard to get to this point and we’re disappointed. We’re going to try and pick ourselves back up.”Thomas Tuchel’s men are also through to the last four of the French Cup, but Mbappe admitted it was hard to look ahead to the rest of the season with the pain of Wednesday’s defeat still raw.“Honestly, it’s hard to give it too much thought because the Champions League was our goal. The stadium was full for a magnificent occasion, we spoiled the party. We didn’t want to ruin it but in the end we did.”However, the 20-year-old allayed any fears among PSG fans that his immediate future could lie elsewhere in the wake of the club’s latest European failure.“I think I will be here, that’s guaranteed even,” he said. “With this elimination and all the problems it’s going to create, there’s no point in my personal situation being added to it. So there, that’s clear and precise.”Meanwhile, in Ligue 1 on Sunday, Lille kept a firm grip on second place, 14 points behind PSG, as Nicolas Pepe scored his 17th league goal of the season to beat nine-man Saint-Etienne 1-0.Stephane Bahoken scored a 92nd minute equaliser to claim a point for Angers at Montpellier as it finished 2-2 and Toulouse overcame Guingamp 1-0 thanks to Yaya Sanogo’s first half effort.Rennes followed up their 3-1 Europa League heroics against Arsenal on Thursday with a repeat result against lowly Caen.Later, controversial figure Mario Balotelli scored the decisive goal in Marseille’s 1-0 win against his former club Nice for his fifth goal in seven matches for the side he joined in January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

What does the Arab world hear through our Iraq infighting?

first_imgIt’s about the Democratic Party capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the war, and the Republican Party trying to steal some thunder from the Dems’ issue du jour when debating measured troop cutbacks. It’s not just about Sen. Hillary Clinton accusing Petraeus of a “willing suspension of disbelief,” but Clinton making the accusation as would-be supporters of the White House hopeful watch their televisions at home. Perhaps there would be an opportunity for a MoveOn-styled group to fire back at my assertion that all is not black-and-white in this debate, and that good people sometimes disagree. Perhaps a protester like those who recently marched on Washington would respond, “Our president is an evil imperialistic (expletive) hellbent on world domination who wants to kill you all and take your oil and make you go to church!” Natch! They’d refer to the continued U.S. presence in Iraq as “occupation” – as another White House hopeful, Dennis Kucinich, did on Syrian TV recently – even though we’re invited guests of this Iraqi government. They might refer viewers to the upcoming Brian De Palma film “Redacted,” depicting U.S. troops raping and murdering in what will make a handy propaganda piece for Muqtada al-Sadr, Hassan Nasrallah, and others who wouldn’t have a job (or martyr-minded recruits) if America-hating ever went out of style. Imagine the viewers in the Arab world. They could realize this represents only select points of view in the U.S. They might wonder how America is producing such self-haters, particularly compared with the healthy nationalism in many Muslim countries. Or they may feel that Americans are confirming their worst fears about the United States, opinions often delivered by firebrand clerics at Friday prayers. In the end, the audience may be wondering about Americans’ will to fight, and I would confess that, given the discourse lately, I’ve had similar fears, especially when reflecting upon the unified war effort of my grandparents’ generation. The network could then replay an October 2001 interview with Al-Jazeera in which bin Laden said, “We experienced the Americans through our brothers who went into combat against them in Somalia, for example. … There was a huge aura over America – the United States – that terrified people even before they entered combat. … America exited dragging its tails in failure, defeat, and ruin, caring for nothing. … America left faster than anyone expected. … We pray to God to give us his support and to make America ever more reluctant.” Viewers on Arab-language TV might remember that interview, and nowadays wonder if the terror leader was being prophetic. And I’ll tell them I hold out hope that America won’t give up – but, sadly, can make no guarantees. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DURING the week of the “Petraeus/Betray us” brouhaha, an Arab-language satellite channel asked if I would come on and provide an American perspective on our internal debates over the Iraq war. As things go in television, the segment was rain checked, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the topic and the audience. After two weeks of wrangling over Gen. David Petraeus’ testimony, MoveOn.org’s discount ad treating the general like Benedict Arnold, congressional squabbling and proposed troop cutbacks, far-left ANSWER Coalition protests and more, how would I explain it all to a Middle Eastern audience? How would I explain this ugly infighting among Americans to the average viewer in the Arab world? As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed compares Osama bin Laden to our great Gen. George Washington, how would they view the barbs Americans have thrown at our four-star general shouldered with the unenviable task of commanding forces in Iraq? And how can I tell viewers that the venom being spewed across our airwaves and on our streets isn’t indicative of America? Or is it? I’d have to first explain that, regardless of myriad political views among those who support the war, those who back our continued presence in Iraq are automatically and unfortunately branded stooges of President Bush by opposition forces. That’s just what we’ve come to. But all in all, my answer is simple, something that people around the world can relate to: It’s all about the votes. It’s about being 14 months out from the next presidential election. And unfortunately, the welfare of Iraqis, the prevention of genocide and the ominous interference of Iran are not going to be key topics of concern among those flinging volleys. last_img read more

Full Contact – Sunday, November 15

first_imgBrian Moore was joined by Andy Goode.They talk to Chris Foy – Daily Mail Rugby Correspondent – who reacts to Stuart Lancaster stepping down, Ed Slater, Leicester Tigers captain, reviews the European Champions Cup game against Stade Francais.Schalk Brits of Saracens and South Africa reflects on his World Cup experience and Saracens game against Toulouse on Saturday, Brian chats to England Rugby League head coach Steve McNamara, and much more.last_img

Melora Hardin has feature film ambitions

first_imgMelora Hardin’s role as Jen on NBC’s “The Office” has been a great ride, but the actress clearly has feature-film ambitions both in front of and behind the camera. She recently finished directing her first feature film, “You,” in which she stars with Joely Fisher and Brenda Strong. She also has a role in “27 Dresses” with Katherine Heigl and James Marsden, due out in January. But first out of the gate is the sports spoof “The Comebacks,” premiering Friday. “I play the ultra-supportive wife who gets fed up with her loser coach husband and ultimately has to push him really hard to get him to pay attention,” she says. “I think `The Comebacks’ is just one of those hilarious, spoofy comedies.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.last_img

No Gray area for Pitt in victory over DePaul

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaNo. 24 Arizona 65 Nick DeWitz had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and the Beavers lost a 22-point second-half lead then held off the Wildcats for the victory. Chris Stephens and Sasa Cuic each had 13 points for the Beavers (9-6, 2-2 Pac-10), who outscored Arizona 14-4 over the final four minutes after the Wildcats had rallied to tie the score. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PITTSBURGH – Aaron Gray scored 20 points and Carl Krauser had 19 for No. 12 Pittsburgh, which shook off a 13-point deficit to remain one of three unbeatens in Division I with a 73-65 victory over DePaul on Thursday night. Pitt, unranked as late as two weeks ago, is 13-0 for only the fourth time in its 100-year basketball history. No. 1 Duke (15-0) and No. 2 Florida (15-0) are the only other major college unbeatens. center_img Freshman guard Levance Fields, getting more playing time as Pitt gets into its Big East schedule, scored six points during a pivotal 13-3 run midway through the second half that opened a 54-44 lead. At Oregon State 75, last_img read more

FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN MORE FREE CINEMA TICKETS

first_imgEvery week we will be giving away a FREE family pass (one adult and three children or two adults and two children) to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.All readers have to do is to email the answer to a simple movie-related question.This week’s question is “Which famous actor stars alongside Denzel Washington in the movie 2 Guns ?” The answer could well be on the Century Cinemas website below! Email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to admin@donegaldaily.com before midnight tonight.The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (SAT).And don’t worry if you don’t win this week – we have lots of FREE family passes available in the coming weeks.  FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN MORE FREE CINEMA TICKETS was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 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:Century Cinemasfreeticketslast_img read more

Same ol’ song

first_img Re: “State Supreme Court tells cardinal to turn over files” (Nov. 18): Once again Cardinal Roger Mahony and his high-priced lawyers continue to run and hide from the ugly truth behind their sexual abuse cover-up. Instead of complying with the recent ruling that they must turn over confidential priest files to the district attorney, they are running to the Supreme Court with an appeal. This only tells me that Mahony has his fingerprints all over those documents. How can we as a society trust the leaders of the Catholic Church when they not only harbored pedophiles but continually gave them access to innocent children who were abused by these so-called representatives of God? – Mark Gauer Moorpark Help him along Re: “Arnold should show mercy for ‘Tookie”‘ (Viewpoint, Nov. 20): There are over 600 prisoners on Death Row right now, and people ask me if I believe in the electric chair. I believe in electric bleachers. But you say, “Some may be innocent!” Well, they got caught for doing something wrong. We’re all guilty of something and, in a sense, we all deserve death. “But what about mercy?” you ask. True mercy can only come from God. If we, or the governor in this case, should show mercy to Stanley “Tookie” Williams, what would that show to the 600 other Death Row inmates? Here’s a man (Williams) that mocked his victim while he was in the throes of death. If true mercy comes from God alone, it’s the governor’s job to introduce the two. – Wayne Wolaver Northridge Do it ourselves Re: “Don’t rule out terrorist torture” (Their Opinions, Nov. 24): In his column, Thomas Sowell opines that we should retain the right to torture terrorist captives who aRe: “… bent on killing American citizens and destroying American society.” An incredible statement from such an intelligent man who is frequently reminding us of how many people in power do not bother to learn from history (which teaches us that tortured prisoners will say anything in order to stop the torture). If we resort to torture, it is not the terrorists who will destroy American society. We will do it ourselves. – Alan Pollack Woodland Hills The Gospel Re: “The entire Bible” (Your Opinions, Nov. 25): Christ renders his opinion on social policy in the Gospels, not the Old Testament. John S. Green is obviously confused in his translation of what Christ said. It is an oxymoron to call yourself a pro-life Christian and support the death penalty, the war and torture in prisons. We should all “render unto Caesar,” and pay our taxes, but this does not rationalize tax cuts for the rich at the expense of social programs for the poor. So please, John, read on: “love your enemies as yourself,” “turn the other cheek” and remember the “poor and meek shall inherit the earth,” not the “oxymorons.” – Denis F. Cremins Simi Valley 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “Fight brewing against mayor” (Nov. 25): The Pied Piper of Sacramento – oops, of Los Angeles – Mayor Villaraigosa, is playing the tune “Let’s Take Over LAUSD.” What does this man know about running a school district? Nothing. Back in the day, when he was the speaker of the California Assembly, he talked us down the road to bankruptcy and false hopes. Action speaks louder that words, mayor. Where’s your plan? LAUSD’s management has turned the corner in improving our schools and like any responsible organization or person, they have learned from their mistakes and are moving ahead. The glass is half-full, Villaraigosa. Your strengths are in building consensus; use them. Your current campaign is costing everyone time and money. Save your hot air for another topic. It’s time to change your tune. – Jose Bonilla Arleta AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Who’s greedy? Re: “Agreement reached on teacher pay” (Nov. 23): Before you jump into the tide condemning the greedy teachers receiving a 2.5 percent increase, just remember that one of the last actions of our Congress before it recessed for Turkey Day was to vote themselves a 3 percent cost of living raise. Time for a little re-evaluation of our priorities. – Ira Kaplan Woodland Hills Run and hide last_img read more