Liberia’s Duo Sealed Deal amidst Ebola Rage

first_imgDespite the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, including Liberia, which became the second utmost Ebola-hit country, two Liberian players successfully penned loan deals with a Jordanian first division football club, Al-Ahli Club (Ammam).According to reports, Lone Star and FC BYC’s central defender, Teah Tennis, who left the country, last July for trial, concluded a one-year loan deal, three months (September) later.In January 2015, another Liberian player, former LISCR FC hitman, Marcus McCauley, joined Al-Ahli as a free agent, in a six-month loan deal.Due to fears of Ebola, reports said the players were thoroughly examined and quarantined and subsequently made their respective line-ups.Liberia Football Association (LFA) vice president for administration Musa Shannon, who was very instrumental in their loan deals, told the Daily Observer that Teah and Marcus are positively making impacts on the team.Mr. Shannon said Teah is in the defense, while Marcus is on the frontline and has scored about three goals in at least seven matches.“Even thought the spread of the Ebola virus has had a serious impact on Liberian football with all competitive games stopped since July 27, 2014, Teah and Marcus are so far the only successfully transferred players,” Mr. Shannon said.“We must be grateful to the players for standing tall in Jordan and we’re optimistic that at the end of their loan contracts, they would be signed normal contracts,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Prosecutor Laments Delay in 7 Years Salary Arrears Hearing

first_imgAtty. Sam Solomon, a senior government lawyer has lamented over the delay in addressing his claim of seven years and four months’ salary arrears totaling US$132,000 and LD$1,012,000 against the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).The Supreme Court early January mandated the MOJ and the Attorney General, Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, to produce within a week, documentary evidences to show that it is not indebted to the former Senior City Solicitor of the Monrovia City Court.That request was prompted by the MOJ’s contention that it was not indebted to the Senior City Solicitor. Atty. Solomon, addressing journalists at the Temple of Justice yesterday alleged that since the order the High Court is yet to inform him about the status of his case.“If the ministry has provided that information, I think the High Court would have communicated with me. But up to present I am yet to get any communication from our final arbiter of justice in the country,” Atty. Solomon stated.The Attorney, who is a father of six, vowed to fight his case until he can receive his just benefits.He said he had been silent for a long time but now, he declared, “I am ready to seek my entitlement and nobody is going to deprive me of it.”It may be recalled that Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, then Justice in Chambers, gave the order during a conference with both lawyers of the Ministry and those representing Atty. Solomon.He strongly warned that the “Writ of Mandamus” would be issued against the Ministry, as requested by the former prosecutor, if it failed to submit the documentary evidence within two days (48 hours.), which Atty. Solomon is claiming has not happened.  In a motion for mandamus filed by his legal team, the Justice and Public Interest Consortium Africa, Atty. Solomon appealed to the High Court to order the ministry to pay his salary arrears and benefits.But the Ministry, in counter argument, said Atty. Solomon is not entitled to salary and other benefits because he was not recommended to the Civil Service Agency (CSA) for the preparation of his Personal Action Notice (PAN), which would have made him a legitimate government employee.The ministry further claimed that it had paid him for the services he rendered when he was at the Monrovia City Court, as one of government’s lead lawyers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New state-of-the-art dental clinic plans to transform Guyana

first_imgA newly-opened state-of-the-art dental clinic located on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) is planning to transform smiles across Guyana through affordable services.During an interview with the excited staffers who just recently opened the new facility IDental at Lot 11 Public Road, Montrose, ECD, it was explained that the clinic was manned by courteous, well-trained and professional staffers under the supervision and leadership of Dental Surgeon, Dr Steve Baul.The owner of the facility is a young Guyanese entrepreneur, Karen Manifold, who is no stranger to the field of dentistry. Manifold believes that in order to change the world in which she lives, she has to make people feel confidently beautiful by helping them to achieve ‘simply white’ smiles.Following the official launch slated for Sunday, October 14, 2018, the dental clinic will be opened from Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 09:00h to 17:00h while on Saturday, it will be opened from 09:00h.Some of the services that will be offered at the facility include sealants, dental veneers, fixed bridge, teeth whitening, removable dentures, and cleaning and polishing.Although these services would not be free, the staffers there assured that the prices were affordable, and as such, encouraged the public to visit the location.As part of its opening promotions as well as breast cancer awareness observances, the clinic will be offering free dental examinations for interested persons.Dr Baul said, “The main thing that we are focusing on are the patients and to make sure that they are comfortable with our service and the treatment they get from the moment they call us to when they are finished whatever treatment they would have done”.He added that the team was quite anxious to be able to treat the folks on the East Coast as it is widely populated and such services were hardly available. According to him, persons should be able to access quality service right where they are instead of having to go to the city.Persons who are interested in making an appointment can call 220-1100 or visit their Facebook page at IDental.last_img read more

Transfer deadline day deals

first_img0Shares0000Italian full-back Antonio Barreca (R) has joined Newcastle United on loan from Monaco © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEParis, France, Jan 31 – With the January transfer window closing on Thursday evening, AFP Sport picks out some of the main deals to go through around Europe on deadline day:ENGLAND – Newcastle United signed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, reportedly for a club-record fee. He has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be £20 million ($26 million). The Magpies also signed Italian left-back Antonio Barreca on loan from Monaco.– Arsenal signed Spain international Denis Suarez, 25, on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season. He will link up again with Arsenal boss Unai Emery, under whom he once played on loan at Sevilla.– Wolves announced the permanent signing of Spain left-back Jonny Otto for a reported £18 million from Atletico Madrid. He had spent the first half of the season on loan at Molineux. Wolves also loaned forward Leo Bonatini to Nottingham Forest.– Leicester City have signed Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans on loan from Monaco, with Portuguese international Adrien Silva going the other way on loan.– Peter Crouch is back in the Premier League after the former England striker, 38, joined Burnley from Stoke City on a short-term deal.– Crystal Palace completed a late deal to sign Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea, ending the 25-year-old’s brief loan stint at Valencia.Controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara has left Fulham on loan © AFP/File / Ian KINGTON– Champions Manchester City signed Croatian teenager Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split for a reported £7 million. The midfielder has rejoined Hajduk on loan until the end of next season.– Cardiff City have signed Curacao international Leandro Bacuna from second-tier Reading on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported £3 million.– Fulham’s controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara joined Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan. The 23-year-old had been suspended by the Cottagers after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage following a fight at the club’s training ground last week.– Coming in at Fulham is Norwegian international Havard Nordtveit on loan from Hoffenheim, as the ex-Arsenal and West Ham United defender returns to England.– Fulham also brought in winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on a short-term permanent deal. The 24-year-old Serbian international had spent loan spells at four different clubs since moving to Anfield in 2014.SPAIN– Barcelona announced the signing of Emerson from Atletico Mineiro for 12 million euros ($13.7m) on a deal until 2024, but the 20-year-old Brazilian defender will play for Real Betis on loan until June.– Barcelona also completed the immediate signing of French defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Toulouse for two million euros. The 19-year-old was initially due to arrive in July.– Valencia confirmed the signing of Alaves striker Ruben Sobrino for a reported five million euros on a deal to 2022. Valencia also signed Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia on loan from Celta Vigo, who brought in Uruguayan defender Lucas Olaza on loan from Boca Juniors and Algerian winger Ryad Boudebouz on loan from Betis.– Espanyol agreed to sell striker Leo Baptistao to Chinese Super League club Wuhan Zall. They also signed Alfa Semedo, the midfielder from Guinea-Bissau, and Argentine forward Facundo Ferreyra on loan from Benfica.GERMANYEmile Smith Rowe in action for Arsenal in the Europa League earlier this season © AFP/File / SERGEI SUPINSKY– England’s under-17 world champion Emile Smith Rowe is the latest UK teenager to join the Bundesliga, with RB Leipzig signing the 18-year-old midfielder on loan from Arsenal.– Another Englishman, West Ham United defender Reece Oxford, joined Augsburg on loan until June.– Defender Almamy Toure left Monaco for Eintracht Frankfurt on a four-and-a-half-year deal. Last year’s German Cup winners also signed defender Martin Hinteregger on loan from Augsburg.– A day after signing Welsh prospect Rabbi Matondo from Manchester City, Schalke recruited Dutch international defender Jeffrey Bruma, 27, on loan from Wolfsburg.– Borussia Dortmund’s Japanese international midfielder Shinji Kagawa was loaned to Besiktas in Turkey for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old helped Dortmund win the German league and cup double in 2012 before spending two years at Man United, then returned to the German club in 2014.– Dortmund also loaned defender Jeremy Toljan, 24, to Celtic until the end of the season.ITALY– Udinese signed former Brazil midfielder Sandro, 29, from Genoa with an obligation to buy. He previously played in England for Tottenham Hotspur and QPR, as well as West Brom on loan.FRANCEGeorges-Kevin Nkoudou takes part in training after signing for Monaco © AFP / VALERY HACHE– It was a frenzied finish to a busy window at Monaco, who signed forward Georges-Kevin N’Koudou on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.– While eight players came in at Monaco in January, another eight left. Among the departures on deadline day were Youssef Ait Bennasser, with the midfielder joining Saint-Etienne on loan.– Bordeaux signed promising midfielder Yacine Adli, 18, from Paris Saint-Germain for an estimated five million euros. He had been linked to Arsenal last summer.– A week after signing Mario Balotelli, Marseille allowed Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou to join Turkish giants Galatasaray on loan.– Former Monaco and Nice midfielder Valentin Eysseric returned to Ligue 1, joining Nantes on loan until the end of the season from Fiorentina.bur-ta-smg-as-jc0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: He’s back! West Ham striker shows he’s nearing return with impressive training finishes

first_imgAndy Carroll is nearing a West Ham return, and this evidence suggests he’s in fine fickle.The big striker hasn’t featured for the Hammers since a medial knee ligament injury in February – the latest in a long line of problems that have hampered his progress in recent years.On his day though, he’s a real handful and effectively acts as a new signing for Slaven Bilic and his new-look West Ham side.Can he recover his midas touch?Here is the video of some of Carroll’s training goals: 1 Andy Carroll center_img One man is gutted to see me back!! @AdriSanMiguel how’s your back after picking all them out the back of the net!! 👍— Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) September 1, 2015//

Man driving stolen LA sheriff’s cruiser shot by San Diego police

first_img 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Los Angeles County sheriff’s department refused to release any details about how the car was stolen. The incident is under internal investigation, said Deputy Tony Moore. A caller reported seeing the squad car at a gas station in northern San Diego County at around 8:30 a.m., Rooney said. California Highway Patrol officers tracked down the car in San Diego’s Otay Mesa neighborhood after another caller reported seeing it parked in a lot there. Aguilar allegedly jumped back inside and sped away. Two San Diego police cars and another CHP vehicle joined the chase onto the highway. Two officers, one from the San Diego police and one from the CHP, fired when Aguilar reached for the shotgun, according to Rooney. SAN DIEGO – Police shot and wounded a man spotted driving a stolen Los Angeles County sheriff’s squad car in a southern San Diego neighborhood near the Mexican border, officials said Wednesday. Police contend Regino Aguilar, 26, reached for a shotgun secured between the cruiser’s front seats after leading officers on a brief chase on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning. Aguilar’s injuries weren’t life threatening, though officials declined to release exact details of his wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will be booked into county jail on suspicion of auto theft, evading arrest and assault once he is released, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said. The marked cruiser was stolen from a parking lot outside a youth activity center Los Angeles at around 7 a.m. on Christmas Day. The windows were intact when Aguilar was stopped in San Diego and the keys appear to have been in the ignition, Rooney said. last_img read more

Former Liverpool star denies reports of World Cup mutiny

first_imgBut at a press conference on Sunday, Mascherano said the players had raised their concerns at a meeting with Sampaoli.The former Liverpool and Barcelona star, now playing his club football with Hebei China Fortune, said: “The relationship with Sampaoli is totally normal, but if we feel uncomfortable, we will raise it, otherwise we would be hypocrites.“The opposite would be to harm the team, we must seek the collective benefit, we are 23, also those of the squad.“We are not playing well and we take charge of the results. We will not be responding to things that others do.” Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi looks dejected as his nation are beaten 3-0 by Croatia at World Cup 2018 Javier Mascherano has backed Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli Javier Mascherano has rubbished reports of a mutiny in the Argentina camp.Following the humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia which left La Albiceleste on the brink of an early World Cup elimination, there were reports that manger Jorge Sampaoli would be sacked and the team selection for the final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday would be decided by the players. 2 2 Mascherano revealed that at the meeting with Sampaoli the coach had sought the views of his players.“At the meeting, we talked about football to help us and get this out of the game, we have to make positive things, there’s a lot of myth in the meetings, the best technicians ask the players for advice too, because we are the ones who decide in the field,” added the former Barcelona player.“The coach is the one who gives us the tools alone to be comfortable in the field but you have to talk, it happens in all places, also in Barca.“He wants to know what happens to you on the field to be able to make decisions, they are basic soccer concepts.”talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Musical family brings holiday to the streets

first_img 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’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CLAREMONT – Beneath a surrogate spotlight, Chet Jaeger and his Santa-capped compatriots assemble to coax Christmas music from their horns. Although Jaeger has, in his 81 years, performed around the world, on Tuesday night his stage was an empty suburban street in Claremont. Rehearsal was brief: a couple bursts of breath through the horn players’ mouthpieces. “All right, let’s go,” Jaegar said to his nine trumpeters, trombonists, baritonists and tuba players before launching into a short set of Christmas songs. For 65 years, Jaeger has led his ad hoc band of brass-blowers in brightening the Inland Valley in the days running up to Christmas Eve. It’s a band of multiple generations of Jaegers. His daughter, Holly Proulx, fingers the valves of a baritone while her brother George Jaeger stretches the trombone. Under a heap of tuba is Chet Jaeger’s 18-year-old grandson, Casey Proulx. Although being a Jaeger is not a requirement to be in the band, having an educational background seems to be a well-regarded qualification. Chet taught math at Chaffey High School – the same subject taught by his father, a former Claremont mayor, at Pomona College. George Jaeger is a principal in Alhambra. Among the non-Jaegers: George Keeler of Claremont and Bill Brinegar of Upland. Keeler is a professor at the University of La Verne and Brinegar an assistant superintendent for Bonita Unified. “If you’re a musician, and you’re not working as a musician, it’s the time of the year to have a little fun with it,” Brinegar said. “It’s the only time of the year I take the horn out of the case.” For two weeks prior to their annual reunion, Keeler said he practices furiously after midnight to retrain his lips. The band performs in front of homes, on street corners, at fire stations and churches. On a recent evening, the band poured out of a Chevy Suburban – license plate “Jazzmen” – in front of Jill Patchen’s home on Benedict Avenue. The Jaeger family’s musical inclination preceded Chet as well. His parents, a talented banjo and piano duet, wanted him to learn the piano. “I tried to play for a couple of years, and I was a total flop,” he said. After finding a horn buried in a La Verne orange grove in 1938, Chet’s path was set after he was able to pull a couple of notes out of it. With a penchant for Dixieland jazz, he formed his first band two years later at 16 and it has existed in one form or another up to his present-day band, the Night Blooming Jazzmen. That same year, he organized the first holiday group which, with few exceptions, has performed every year since 1940. While assigned to a remote Chinese outpost during World War II, Chet Jaeger did miss two Christmases. Performing in the run-up to Christmas has Jaeger as busy as fronting for the Night Blooming Jazzmen does year-round. Tonight, the group has an ambitious itinerary. The band will perform at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, play for firefighters from 9 to 10 p.m., followed by a 10:30 p.m. gig at United Church of Christ Congregational Church. “A few years ago, I couldn’t imagine doing this at 80,” Chet Jaeger said. “But here I am, 81. I guess I can keep going another two or three years.” (909) 483-8555.last_img read more

Firearms frustrations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This is the first deer season in several, thanks to being skunked so far using a compound bow, in which I have been able to participate in the firearms opportunity. For harvesting a buck, anyway. It’s been interesting having the capability to shoulder a gun and consider taking a deer beyond 30 yards, which is as far as I am comfortable take a shot with my bow. A gun broadens the horizons, so to speak, while offering different challenges.For example, I have two guns from which to choose to hunt deer: a semi-auto shotgun and an in-line muzzleloader. Choosing which one to use on any given hunt is easy, for all the wrong reasons: I have hardly been successful with either one. In fact, in two decades of using a muzzleloaders from borrowed beater percussion models to my present cutting edge, scoped, in-line, I have yet to even cut hair on a deer with a front-loaded projectile. And only close friends know how many slugs it took for me to harvest my only shotgun-slayed buck.The advantage of using a modern the muzzleloader is its range: some blackpowder enthusiasts drop deer at 200 yards with the modern-day smoke-poles. On the downside, you are limited to a single shot. At least before a reloading process that few deer are going to stand for.A shotgun such as mine may be loaded with three slugs and shot as fast as you can pull the trigger. The problem there is the range and accuracy are not close to what the muzzleloader can offer — at least in my hands. A slug barrel and modern sabots help both, but my shotgun is a left handed model for which no fully rifled barrel is available. So, based on my sighting-in efforts and the shot groups they reveal, I limit my efforts with the Remington toward deer at 50 yards or fewer.Based on that data, I choose to use the three-shot option of the shotgun when walking through thick cover such as that offered by CRP acreage, where I expect to jump a deer at close quarters and may need multiple trigger pulls to place the lead where I want it. When hunting from a stand or in open country, where I anticipate shots at standing deer at distances beyond 50 yards, I select the scoped, single-shot Thompson/Center.If it were only so easy. Every time I have had the shotgun in hand while walking in the thick stuff, the bucks have jumped out of my set range, run a ways, and stopped at about 75 yards to turn broadside to see what spooked them — offering a clear shot were I armed with the far-reaching muzzleloader. When I take the blackpowder rifle with its reach into the same stand of CRP, the bucks (yes, during the gun week opener two did the same thing in the same patch of thick grass and thistle ten minutes apart) wait until I am practically on top them before jumping and running non-stop into the next county.The same scenarios took place the last time I had a tag to fill and tried both firearms on separate occasions. It’s as though the deer know which gun I’m toting and what evasive maneuver will be required to frustrate my efforts on any given one-man deer drive.Will that stop me? Nope. It’s fun as heck and every time I get back to the truck and hang my license and deer tag on the rear view mirror I smile and remind myself that I get to do it all over again the next day.And I get to do so thanks to folks like Jim Stewart, John Wing, and the Baker and Whitney families who grant me and my family access to their land.Speaking of whitetail hunting… Youths harvest a bounty of deerOhio’s young hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions last month and checked 4,958 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season held Nov. 18 and 19, down a bit from last year’s youth gun season when 5,930 white-tailed deer were checked. The youth deer-gun season is one of four special youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters, including opportunities for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl. Find complete details in the 2017-2018 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at hunters can commemorate their hunt with a First Harvest certificate, available at Participants can upload a photo and type in their information to personalize the certificate. Hunters can also share photos by clicking on the Photo Gallery tab online. For summaries of past deer seasons, youth and otherwise, visit read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 20, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Keep the umbrella handy today, as minor precipitation moves over the state. We expect scattered showers to bring a few hundredths to no more than .3” of precipitation with coverage at 80%.  IT is what it is…a damp midweek set up.  Rains arrive in Ohio this afternoon and reach their zenith overnight tonight throgh the first half of tomorrow.We are back to dry weather behind this little wave tomorrow afternoon and eening. Clouds light rains will be around in the morning, but then we see sunshine from there, and we have a very similar pattern through Sunday. Temps will be above normal.Rains arrive Monday and continue through Tuesday. We expect showers and thunderstorms that can trigger rains of .25”-1” with windy conditions. The map at right shows rains through Tuesday. Thunderstorms will be needed to get into the upper end of the rain range, but we do see a spreading of the thunderstorm threat. We turn partly sunny behind the system for Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 29th. The map at right shows moisture potential from the entire up coming 10 day forecast window.Models are developing some disagreement going into the extended 11-16 day forecast window. The American models continue to suggest a very active period with several inches of rain likely. However, other models are not as bullish on rain. For now, we look for rains from the 29th through the 31st, but they are up in the air in terms of overall intensity. For now, we will keep rain totals at 1-2 inches for the very least and continue to watch the event unfold.last_img read more