LFA: Browne’s Return Should Revive Partnership with DonamiSports

first_imgFile poto: Doc Lawson, president of DonamiSports and Henry Browne technical director of the LFA review a grassroots programIt is good news that the Liberia Football Association has appointed Coach Henry Browne to resume his previous position as the technical director of football development in the country.Coach Browne and Coach Kaetu Smith developed a five-year football development program that did not get the support of the previous administration.Now with his return as the technical director, Coach Browne will now have the opportunity to work freely, without anybody calling the shots and dictating to him how to manage and handle what he knows best.LFA President Mustapha Raji is a man who knows the men who can deliver the goods. And his support to Coach Browne is commendable.I recall when Coach Browne held the technical director post, he held discussions with Mr. Doc Lawson, president of the grassroots development United States-based not for profit organization, DonamiSports.Back in 2014, Coach Browne’s outfit and DonamiSport collaborated to complete a selection of the best young soccer talents that could have traveled to Dallas, in the United States to participate in the Dallas Cup.But the plan was sabotaged by the deadly Ebola Disease. Now, according to Doc Lawson, he has received an invitation for the 2020 Dallas Cup to prepare a team of a U-14 soccer team from Liberia to participate in the tournament. And so Coach Browne’s return to the LFA is a perfect time for the LFA and DonamiSports to work together towards the selection of a national U-14 team for 2020.The Dallas Cup is the most prestigious youth soccer tournament in the United States and it is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the world. It was founded by the Texas Longhorns Soccer Club in 1980 as a way for the club to return the friendship shown to their teams that had traveled throughout Europe, according to its website.Held every spring during Easter Week, the invitation-only Dallas Cup selects the best teams out of the hundreds of qualified applications the tournament receives each year.  Although there have been several iterations over the years to the format, the Dallas Cup currently comprises eight age groups from U-13 through U-17, U-19 and the U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group.The tournament traditionally consists of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams. Each year more than 100,000 spectators watch teams from all over the world participating in intense games where only the best return home with the Dallas Cup Champion’s prize, the coveted Boot and Ball trophy.The long list of players that have gone on to have professional and international careers is an impressive one. A partial list includes David Beckham, Clint Dempsey, Chicharito, Landon Donovan, Raul, Michael Bradley, Wayne Rooney, Kleberson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Giovani dos Santos, and Brian McBride. In fact, Dallas Cup alumni have gone on to play in over 430 World Cup matches.Coach Browne and Doc Lawson are passionate about grassroots football and with their collaboration, Liberia could send a representative to Dallas, Texas, the United States in 2020.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tullow Oil to Move to 3-D Surveys in Oil and Gas Exploration

first_img Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil exploration and production company headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK). Encouraged by findings from two-dimensional seismic surveys conducted off the country’s south coast in the search for oil and gas in Jamaica, Tullow Oil will now be moving to three-dimensional surveying. Story Highlights Encouraged by findings from two-dimensional seismic surveys conducted off the country’s south coast in the search for oil and gas in Jamaica, Tullow Oil will now be moving to three-dimensional surveying.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a three-day Natural Gas Conference held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on October 4.Tullow Oil conducted two rounds of two-dimensional seismic surveys over the past 18 months.“This means that the data from previous investigations have been so encouraging that the explorers want to take a more in-depth look. This is, indeed, a significant development… . This is a clear indication that the possibility of oil and gas is out there off our south coast,” Dr. Wheatley said.Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil exploration and production company headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK).It undertook the survey of 3,000 kilometres of blocks off the south coast of Jamaica as part of the work programme outlined in the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) the company signed with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in November 2014.Dr. Wheatley indicated that the new step to be undertaken by Tullow Oil “marks the first time in the history of Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration programme that an explorer will carry out such detailed analysis of our offshore”.“This development will, no doubt, send a signal to other prospective explorers that they should consider Jamaica. We believe that this will pave the way for the PCJ as it continues its drive to engage other capable explorers to take up Jamaica’s 20 available offshore blocks,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Wheatley indicated that the Government intends to strategically position Jamaica as the regional hub for natural gas “igniting prospects in bunkering and shipping and logistics”.He is encouraging tertiary institutions to “develop expertise and modify curricula” to adequately service the industry with local talent.The two-day conference, under the theme ‘New Horizons: The Development of a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica – Prospects and Challenges’, is being jointly hosted by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the PCJ.It seeks to foster a greater understanding of the implications of the introduction of natural gas to the Jamaican market, with particular emphasis on the anticipated economic impact, project commercial opportunities, governance and regulation.By June 2019, 45 per cent of the electricity supplied by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) will come from cheaper, cleaner liquefied natural gas (LNG).By then, the power company’s Old Harbour and Jamalco plants will come on stream to join the Bogue facility in St. James, which received its first shipment of LNG in October 2016.OUR Chairman, Joseph Matalon, in his remarks, said the introduction of natural gas is a potential game changer for Jamaica’s energy industry and for the wider economy.“Today, more than 90 per cent of electricity generation in Jamaica is fuelled by imported heavy fuel. This has proven expensive, inefficient and unstable, especially given the volatility of oil prices,” he noted.Mr. Matalon acknowledged that while natural gas prices are not immune to volatility, the ability to support new and more fuel conversion-efficient investments will go a far way in alleviating these effects.He noted further that reduction in the use of heavy fuel oil and adaptation of natural gas will yield benefits for the environment.For his part, PCJ Chairman, Russell Hadeed, noted that conference attendees will learn from regional experts and providers about the natural gas industry and its implications.There will be an in-depth analysis of the global picture and examination of the local nuances of developing a natural gas sector in Jamaica. It undertook the survey of 3,000 kilometres of blocks off the south coast of Jamaica as part of the work programme outlined in the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) the company signed with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in November 2014.last_img read more

Nunavut residents without bank accounts facing service fees to get government cheques

first_imgAPTN National NewsNext April, all cheques from the Canadian government are being switched to direct deposit.Thing is, most communities in Nunavut don’t have a bank.And a familiar business is stepping in to fill that gap and collect banking fees.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

POLICE LOG for October 25 Woman Arrested On Warrant Crash Sends 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 25, 2018:Melinda N. Rhone (54, Medford) was arrested on a warrant. She was initially pulled over and given a written warnings for speeding on 93 North, between Exits 38 and 39. (2:45am)Police conducted a school bus evacuation drill at the North Intermediate. (8:46am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. (10:05am)Animal Control Officer rescued injured owl with possible broken wing on Kelley Road and brought to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (1:11pm)Police and Fire responded to an oven fire on Pouliot Place. (1:53pm)A caller reported an 80-year-old patient walked out of Woodbriar facility. Police responded. Situation checked OK. Daughter had signed her father out and staff was with him the entire time. (5:29pm)Police notified DPW that the street sign for Fletcher Lane is missing. (6:07pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Lake Street. Entrapment. 2 occupants sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. Both vehicles towed. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Communist Party of China delegation meets Khaleda discusses Rohingya crisis

first_imgA six-member team of Communist Party of China meets BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, at her Gulshan office on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloThe visiting delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday and discussed the Rohingya issue, reports UNB.The six-member CPC team, led by its international department assistant minister Wang Yajun, went to the BNP chief’s Gulshan office around 7:00pm and held nearly an hour-long meeting with her.Talking to newsmen after the meeting, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said their chairperson talked to the delegation about the Rohingya problem.”She (Khaleda) told them (CPC delegation) that China can play the role of a mediator in resolving the Rohingya crisis,” he said.The BNP chief also requested the Chinese leaders to take effective steps so that Rohingyas can go back to their own country immediately, Fakhrul added.In reply, he said, the CPC leaders said their country is working to resolve the problem and ensure a safe return of Rohingyas to their country by maintaining good relations with the two neighbouring countries.Fakhrul said their chairperson hoped that the relations between China and Bangladesh will be consolidated further in the days to come.Apart from Fakhrul, BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman, chairperson’s advisers Reaz Rahman and Sabihuddin Ahmed were present at the meeting.last_img read more

Recap A50 partially blocked due to multivehicle accident

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes There are long delays on the A50 this morning after a multi-vehicle collision. The eastbound carriageway, between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter , is currently blocked after an incident involving three cars and a HGV. Police officers and paramedics are on the scene but nothing has been confirmed about injuries. A spokesman for traffic monitoring company INRIX said: “A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, two cars involved at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). At the roundabout near McDonald’s restaurant. “Reports of A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Cresswell) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Social media reports an accident as you head between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter. this is separate to the accident at the McDonald’s restaurant. ” We’ll bring you more in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womancenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive . 11:53Road openDebris removed from road and accident cleared on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter)..The road is now fully open following an accident around 07:45. 11:17INRIX updateOne lane closed and very slow traffic due to debris on road and accident, three cars and a lorry involved on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Lane one (of two) remains closed following an accident around 07:45. The road was fully closed until 09:40. Despite social media reports that the road remains closed, sensors show a lane remains passable past the scene.10:52Congestion update10:22Highways England09:56Road partially reopenedRoad partially reopened at 09:40. the accident happened around 07:45.09:53A52 BucknallA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:47Newcastle accidentA525 Pool Dam Southbound partially blocked, queuing traffic due to accident at Orme Road. 09:08Staffordshire Police update We received calls at 7:43am this morning (Thursday 28 March) to reports of a four vehicle RTC on the A50 Eastbound, between Uttoxeter and Blythe Bridge, by Creswell turning at Draycott. Three cars and a lorry are reported to be involved in the collision. The road is blocked and there is debris on the road. Police and ambulance are at the scene and four people have minor injuries. 09:08INRIX UpdateQueueing traffic due to debris on road and accident on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Congestion to Meir Tunnel as well as Uttoxeter Road through Blythe Bridge as people divert. All lanes have been re-opened.09:04Traffic EnglandCongestion on The A50 eastbound between the A520 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 28 March 2019. There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic 08:52Accident location08:46Delays impacting nearby roads A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Cresswell) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter).08:40West Midlands Ambulance ServceWe were called at 7.30am to the A50. We had it reported as a collision between three cars and a lorry. Four patients involved. One ambulance and a paramedic officer are on the scene. 08:39Motorist from the sceneTraffic coming of a50 and queuing down Grindley Lane Into Blythe Bridgelast_img read more