Foster delivers on promise

first_img BLOOD IN MY EYES Standings “It was at the back of my mind that they beat us last year in the final. In that final I had a kind of injury so I came back with blood in my eyes for them today,” explained Foster, who was scoring his first goal of the season. Having scored his first goal and contributing to his team’s victory, Foster is hoping for even bigger things this season. “I did not perform to the best of my ability, but I feel great knowing that I scored the winning goal. With that out of the way, my aim right now is to finish the season with more than 10 goals and to win the league,” added the player who is aiming for national selection. Portmore United teenager, Malique Foster, knew that Sunday’s matchup with defending champions Montego Bay United was a big one and one that he had to be prepared for. The last time they met was in the final of the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final and his team came out losers Foster decided that there was going to be no repeat. “I was really focused today. Last night I went to my bed really early, very focused, I swear,” the 19-year-old attacker told The Gleaner at the end of the game, which his team won 1-0 over Montego Bay United. “I was not really surprised when I scored that goal and I can tell you it is a great feeling,” added the man who won one Manning Cup title with Jamaica College. The loss in last year’s final was a bitter pill for Foster to swallow and something that has been gnawing at him. Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts UWI FC 9 6 2 1 13 7 6 20 Humble Lion 9 5 2 2 10 6 4 17 Portmore 9 4 3 2 9 8 1 15 Arnett 8 4 2 2 12 7 5 14 Tivoli 8 4 1 3 11 6 5 13 MoBay United 8 4 1 3 9 7 2 13 Jamalco 9 3 1 5 12 12 0 10 Maverly-Hughenden 9 1 7 1 11 11 0 10 Waterhouse 9 3 1 5 9 11 -2 10 Reno 9 2 4 3 5 9 -4 10 Harbour View 9 1 3 5 5 12 -7 6 Boys’ Town 8 1 1 6 6 16 -10 4last_img read more

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GALLERY: Undefeated NU sweeps FEU for PVL Collegiate title

first_imgLATEST STORIES NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Not only did National University sweep Far Eastern University to win the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title, the Lady Bulldogs also completed a perfect run.NU disposed of FEU in four sets, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, in Game 2 on Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jaja Santiago, who was officially named conference MVP, led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points while Jasmine Nabor controlled the game and tempo with 45 excellent sets.Nabor wound up winning the Finals MVP award.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing PLAY LIST 01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

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Liberian Entrepreneur Gets ‘Importation Right’

first_imgA Liberian entrepreneur, Abraham E. Bah, has duly obtained ‘importation right’ of Indonesian products in Liberia.Mr. Bah was certified to also distribute and market 16 Indonesian food and non-food products, which include antibacterial medicated soaps, sports soaps, energy and stamina plus drinks, juices and coffee of high-standard qualities.An importation right is the legal ability to import a product into a certain country. Importation means “bringing goods from one country to another.”The brands of the products are Hemaviton, Floridina, Medibath, Olive, ABC and Kapri.Speaking to reporters at a news conference yesterday, Mr. Bah said he also supervises the importation of the products in four countries, namely; Sierra Leone, Guinea, the Gambia and Senegal.He told journalists that the Indonesian products are of high quality, for example the Medibath antibacterial medicated soap contains TCC, which functions as antiseptic, and citronella oil as primary mosquito repellant.“TCC is a typical component that has been scientifically tested as effective for sanitizing skin, while citronella is particularly useful for fending off mosquitoes, yet they are safe and harmless for human skin,” Mr. Bah said.According to the Liberian entrepreneur, the whole sales of these products are at the Afrindo Business International Incorporated, situated at the Tweh Farm community, adjacent the Gbapolu County car parking.This is the first Liberian to be certified to import Indonesian products into the Liberian economic and also serve as liaise between the manufacturing company and four other African countries.Meanwhile, apart from having the importation right of the Indonesia products, Mr. Bah is also the owner of the multi-shopping and market center, which comprised of 49 stores, a market building, parking lot known as the Gbapolu Parking Center amongst others.The multi-shopping center was constructed and dedicated June 2011.Speaker to our Business Desk, over 20 Liberians yesterday expressed their thanks and appreciation to Mr. Bah for the multi-shop and market center, which has provided jobs for them and other Liberians.According to Mariama Siryon, a chicken seller, she stated that over 200 persons are benefiting from the market, while Jerome Johnson disclosed that 49 family heads benefit from the storage facilities besides the money changers, internet café and drivers, who are also beneficiaries.“We will be forever grateful to Mr. Bah for this venture,” Madam Nancy Nah, one of the petite traders using Bah’s storage facility, said.“My aim is to create more jobs and take people from poverty and also make available conditions that will not just meet our people’s needs but improve their lives,” said Mr. Abraham Bah.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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Liberia takes important steps forward to revive its economy but ICTs and technology could…

first_imgLiberia’s economy is facing several challenges. Falling iron ore and rubber prices globally and a decline in foreign direct investment are not helping. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current President of Liberia, inherited a struggling economy with high debt levels and has acknowledged that Liberia’s economy is under threat. Bringing the private sector into the foldPresident Sirleaf has recognised the role that public private partnerships can play in revitalising an economy and will submit enabling legislation for PPPs to allow Liberia to compete more effectively with other countries in international capital markets. She will also take steps to provide potential investors with incentives to invest in the country.A two-year action plan to revitalise the agricultural sector and cut debtIn conjunction with the African Development Bank, Liberia is finalising a detailed two-year action plan to improve agriculture. The targeted commodities are: rice, cassava, cocoa, palm oil, rubber, poultry and marine and aquaculture fisheries.Production of the key commodities: iron and rubber is being revived. All non-compliant forestry agreements have been cancelled and the concession agreements with Firestone (rubber) and ArcelorMittal (iron) have been renegotiated.The cancellation of an external debt of 4.9 billion under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC) was an important undertaking which will return Liberia to the path of economic recovery.President Sirleaf has recognised that the government must fight corruption and tighten its belt. “We will be unable to meet the targeted level of public sector investment that is required to meet our obligation to ongoing infrastructure projects and new priorities that are essential for our economic diversification goals,” she said.The above steps are all important steps towards economic recovery, but a great deal of work and creative thinking is required to meet all Liberia’s development needs. New revenue streams must be identified to implement or scale up already existing programmes to address the chronic government revenue shortage.A comprehensive Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) programme for Liberia represents huge opportunity which could assist the Liberia in its mammoth task of economic recovery. The concept of Innovative Financing for Development incorporates all the financial funding mechanisms that originate from sources other than Official Development Aid (ODA). They empower governments to use their own resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency and avoid incurring more foreign debt. IFD is fast becoming an indispensable resource for developing countries. Liberia has already deployed a system that allows the country to benefit from micro-surcharges on international calls but there are other areas that could bring in revenue for the government.A proactive approach towards regulation based on ICT tools and real-time data collection also has the power to generate significant additional revenue for the State. President Sirleaf’s public-private partnership strategy, through its drive for more private participation alongside the government, will reap additional benefits for the State.Broadband and ICTs drive developmentThe importance of broadband in achieving sustainable development needs to be emphasised as access to knowledge, information and technology plays an important role in the more efficient delivery of services. Given its transformational impact on people’s lives and global economies, the roll-out of and investment in high-speed information and communication technology should be an urgent priority for Liberia given the cross-cutting nature of the sector. Investment in ICTs means indirect investment in other sectors too.Catching tax delinquents in the netA plan to transition to a cashless economy should be a key element in growing the economy. By promoting cost-effective, efficient and transparent electronic payment methods, financial inclusion can be achieved and Liberians who are not paying their taxes will be caught in the tax net. Mobile money powers mobile penetrationMobile money is an electronic payment method widely used in other African countries. However electronic payment methods (mobile money platforms or electronic sales-recording devices must be subjected to strict regulations and supervision through cutting edge solutions—they are particularly vulnerable to money laundering and fraud. These will enable the telecoms networks to be audited and monitored for a number of purposes: accurate billing, traffic measurement, quality of service assessment, market surveillance and interconnection dispute resolution and fraud management.Innovative Financing for Development—a game-changer in sustainable developmentSeveral developing or emerging countries are already capitalising on innovative financing for development. For instance, in Haiti, free, quality education for 1.4 million needy Haitian children is being funded through micro-surcharges on international telephone calls. Liberia, too, could benefit from an innovative financing for development programme, which has been described as a “game-changer” in sustainable development.Many positive steps have already been taken to revive Liberia’s economy. What may be required, now, however, is an overall innovative financing for development programme and strategy to encapsulate all the disparate initiatives so that initiatives reinforce one another and the economy of Liberia powers ahead in a streamlined and effective manner.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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German consultant assists with identifying regional trade issues

first_imgOver the past two days, Dr Dan Ciuriak of BKP Development Research and Consulting of Germany has conducted in-country consultations with Guyanese private and public stakeholders.His visit to Guyana is part of efforts to identify CAIRCOM’s [the CaribbeanDr Dan Ciuriak engaging Guyanese private and public stakeholders in the boardroom of the Foreign Affairs MinistryCommunity’s] concerns in relation to trade between the region and Central South American countries under a free trade agreement. While in Guyana, the consultant met with officials from the Foreign Affairs and Business ministries, GO-Invest [Guyana Office for Investment], Guyana Revenue Authority, Private Sector Commission, Guyana Manufacturers Association, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Guyana Sugar Inc. (GuySuCo), Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), Banks DIH Limited, Sterling Products Limited, and the Edward Beharry Group of Companies, among others.last_img read more

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Drilling forecast predicts an increase in 2011

first_imgThe association’s 2011 Canadian Drilling Forecast July Update predicts 660 wells to be drilled in the province this year, up two per cent from 649 wells last year. It predicts a much stronger position for the local industry than in the last update in April, which projected the province would see a 15 per cent decline in drilling to 554 wells this year.”It caught us by surprise too,” said Mark Salkeld, president and CEO of PSAC, representing over 255 member companies nationwide in the petroleum service, supply and manufacturing sectors. “Our thinking was with natural gas prices dropping, the incentive wasn’t there, and with the Montney and Horn River in particular, our thinking was they are remote and maybe not the best economically. Much to our surprise, it looks like with well-established and developing infrastructure, the economics were right and the producers just kept on going drilling their gas wells.”That is despite natural gas prices remaining low at around $3.75 (Cdn.) per million cubic feet, and in spite of the recent flooding experienced in the Peace region and much of Western Canada more broadly.- Advertisement -Salkeld said there is no doubt producer companies are looking ahead to the potential to export liquified natural gas (LNG) to energy-hungry Asian markets, where the price is much more lucrative.”I think its forward-thinking on the part of the producers, which helps us in the service sector. Canada needs another outlet – we need more than one trading partner, and right now based on LNG prices in other parts of the world, we’re losing money.”He said directional drilling with multi-stage fracing (hydraulic fracturing) continues to be a larger portion of the total drilling activity in northeast British Columbia. He said that may result in a trend towards fewer wells needed to deliver increased production, but that’s not necessarily bad news for service companies.Advertisement “There may be less wells, but we will have drilled farther and deeper, and the wells will be more complex and require more services in regards to directional drilling, fracing fluids and pumping services – the whole completion side of the well.”Salkeld said the time required to complete a well will be one set of data they will compile into a comprehensive year-end report later in the fall.PSAC is predicting a 10 per cent increase in the number of wells drilled in total across Canada to 13,325 wells this year compared 12,114 last year, up from Aprils forecast of 12,950 wells or a seven per cent increase. The greatest increases in well counts are expected to take place in Saskatchewan with 3,273 wells, an increase of 17 per cent over 2010 numbers, and Manitoba with 590 wells, a 14 per cent increase over last year. Those increases are being driven by oil production, bolstered by a crude oil price at about $99 (U.S.) a barrel.Salkeld said with continued advances in new technologies and improved efficiencies and productivity, the future looks optimistic for the countrys petroleum industry.Advertisement “It’s a very good outlook for oil without a doubt, and gas down the line as eventually prices are going to come around.”last_img read more

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Park places

first_imgThe fishing-pier project, which will cost a total of $876,000, will be accessible to the disabled.“The pathway will have a correct slope for someone in a wheelchair,” said Mika Yamamoto, unincorporated-area liaison for the county Parks and Recreation Department. “If you’re in a wheelchair or using a cane, getting down to a lake to fish can be a challenge.”The pier will be located on the southeast side of what is called South Legg Lake, Yamamoto said. Access will be from Durfee Avenue.Construction is expected to begin in early October and be completed in the spring.The $100,000 La Mirada grant will pay for a spa that can hold up to 21 people, said Lori Thompson, city aquatics manager. The spa will be part of Splash! — the city’s new Aquatic Center that will include three pools.“(The spa) will be great for therapy for seniors,” Thompson said. “Hot water is great for circulation and relaxing muscles.”Water also is safer for low-impact exercises for seniors who might have arthritis, she said.Splash! is expected to be open by late October with an official ribbon cutting in early November, Thompson said.In La Habra Heights, the $100,000 grant will help clean up La Mirada Creek that flows through the city, mostly parallel to Hacienda Road, into La Habra.The money will help pay to remove concrete that was put into the creek after the city’s gymnasium was refurbished during the 1980s and to remove bamboo that has been choking the stream, said Ron Bates, city manager.“I see a more free-flowing and improved creek,” Bates said.mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Leftover money from two state and two county parks bonds will help pay for a new fishing pier, a therapy spa in La Mirada, exhibits along Whittier’s Greenway Trail and a cleanup of La Mirada Creek in La Habra Heights. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded a $485,000 contract to Faris Construction to build a fishing pier at Legg Lake and approved the allocation of grants for the other three projects.The grants were from $1.8 million that Supervisor Don Knabe awarded to 17 cities and two county departments. The three Whittier-area cities each received $100,000 — the maximum amount given.“These projects are about making a reinvestment in our communities,” Knabe said. “These improvements will not only increase the quality of life for those who reside in the cities, but also the residents of the surrounding communities that utilize these areas.”last_img read more

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LIBYAN MAN CAUSED MAYHEM IN DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgA Libyan man who “caused mayhem” in Donegal Town has been warned by a judge that he will “be going home soon.”Abdeli Ali, 36, appeared before Judge Kevin Kilraine at Ballyshannon District Court on a variety of charges. They include the theft of a bottle of wine worth €7.99 from a newsagents in Donegal Town and causing €500 worth of criminal damage to a door and window at a nearby hostel in the town, both of which occurred in January last.He is also charged with burglary at a branch of Jack and Jones in Tralee, Co. Kerry last December.Judge Kevin Kilrane was told that the defendant entered the premises in Tralee and caused €800 worth of damage to the cash register, stock and window of the fashion store and was discovered by Gardai hiding in a back office.Ali, with an address at St Mary’s Park in Donegal Town, was remanded in custody to appear before Sligo District Court next Thursday.EndsLIBYAN MAN CAUSED MAYHEM IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: April 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:courtLibyatheftlast_img read more

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MAN GRABBED BUDDHA STATUE BEFORE DROPPING TROUSERS IN CARNDONAGH CHINESE TAKEAWAY:

first_imgThe Ocean Court where McGuinness went bonkersA CARNDONAGH man who was ‘out of his mind with drink’ grabbed a statute of Buddha and chucked a table over the counter of a Chinese takeaway, the local district court has heard.Inspector David Murphy told the district court that Gardai were called to the Ocean Court in the Diamond in Carn on May 26 last year. The owner of the premises was standing outside waiting for officers.Inspector Murphy said gardai had found McGuinness “out of his mind with drink” inside the takeaway.The owner complained that McGuinness, from Churchtown in Carndonagh and who will be 28 next Sunday, had grabbed a statute of Buddha, was roaring and shouting and had just thrown a table over the counter.Inspector Murphy said that McGuinness had also taken his trousers down. He handed in still images taken from the takeaway’s CCTV cameras showing this and the other offences.McGuinness admitted being intoxicated in a public place, using threatening and abusive language and criminal damage.It took the inspector some time to go over McGuinness’s previous criminal record which included several convictions for assault.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Judge Paul Kelly: “The recurring pattern with this man is one of alcohol abuse; he has little or no recollection of what went on during this incident. It is inexplicable as to what he was doing.“He had been drinking vodka around the clock at that time.”Mr Dorrian said however that McGuinness’s life had now changed. He was no longer drinking and was getting support at AA meetings.He was determined to continue with this new life and had brought €186 to court to pay for the damage done to the restaurant.Judge Kelly ordered a probation and community service report to monitor McGuinness’s progress and adjourned sentence until January 20.MAN GRABBED BUDDHA STATUE BEFORE DROPPING TROUSERS IN CARNDONAGH CHINESE TAKEAWAY: was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:CarndonaghChinesescourt caseDermot McGuinnessOcean Courtlast_img read more

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Listen: Newcastle fan passionately defends club and city after Moose rant

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware RANKED impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams may not want to visit Newcastle for a while.talkSPORT’s roving reporter sparked a big reaction with his surprising claim there is nothing to do in Newcastle except go to St James’ Park and his insistence that the Magpies are NOT a big club. REVEALED MONEY 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img Newcastle always fill St James’ ParkMoose’s rant, on the Jim White show on Monday, prompted one Newcastle supporter, called John, to phone in.And John firmly put our man in his place with a passionate defence of his club and city, while he also detailed the damage caused by Mike Ashley’s ownership and the loyalty of fans like himself.He said: “I’m sick and tired of people slagging off Newcastle.“We’ve been dipping in and out of the Championship over the last ten years.“Under Kevin Keegan, under Bobby Robson, we were competing. In the Champions League, we were competing at the top, we were in the top three for a good few seasons.“Now, since Mike Ashley’s taken over, he’s not interested. So no, we’re not a big club. I haven’t said that and most Newcastle fans I speak to haven’t said that.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 🗣️ @BroadcastMoose claimed there was nothing to do in Newcastle except go to St James’s Park…☎️ …then we received this call from John the #NUFC fan.👏 Superb passion for his club and city![📻 @JimWhite] pic.twitter.com/ddTy2SeItu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2018 BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? He continued: “Stop slagging off the Toon, Moose, because I’m telling you now there’s lots to do in Newcastle.“You put Newcastle playing on a Saturday, and fair enough there’s a lot of people going to the match, but the city centre is rammed, jam-packed.“When we were in the Championship, we sold out every game. You’re talking 50,000, not 30,000.“I’m not saying we’re a big club. We’ve got a big fan base, we’re loyal. But I’m not taking that from the Moose.“Get yourself down to the Toon son, take a walk down Northumberland Street, or down the Bigg Market, and see how many pints get bought for you. Not very many, I tell you.”Listen to the rant in below… Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED ADVICE last_img read more

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