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President Weah Visits China in September

first_imgPresident Weah cuts ribbon the annexesReaffirms One China PolicyPresident George Weah on Thursday accepted an invitation extended him by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to visit that country in September.Chinese Ambassador Fu Jijun announced President Xi’s invitation at program marking the official handover and dedicatory ceremony of the two annexes to the Capitol Building, seat of the Legislature. The ceremony was held in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Monrovia.Fu said, “We believe that the cordial and in-depth talks between the two leaders, at the coming China-Africa Cooperation Forum Summit, will produce more fruitful results, and create a better future for our mutual beneficial cooperation.”In accepting the invitation, President Weah reechoed earlier pledges of Liberia’s support for the one China policy by Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Tugbe Chie, and House of Representatives Speaker Bhofal Chambers respectively.President Weah recalled and appreciated China’s immense help rendered Liberia, with particular reference to the urgent assistance intervention during the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak, and the ongoing construction of the multi-million dollar Ministerial Complex.“We look forward to more bilateral developments, especially in the area of agriculture,” Weah said to the Chinese.Ambassador Fu said that the many projects the Chinese Government and people have undertaken are a way to express the Chinese friendly sentiments to Liberian government and people.The Chinese Ambassador said like President Weah, who has proposed a pro-poor agenda, “President Xi Jinping was recently reelected for second term, “has proposed the new era development aim for China; both of the proposals have committed to improving the lives of their people.”As a developing country, Amb. Fu said China and Liberia are both facing similar challenges for pushing forward development and reducing poverty. “After successfully helping its 800 million people throw off poverty in the last 40 years, China has made a plan to help its last 30 million people get rid of poverty before 2020,” Fu said.In this regard, Amb. Fu said China understands and empathizes the suffering of Liberian people and the challenges Liberian government faces. “China,” he said, “is ready to share its experiences including lessons learned with Liberia for development and poverty reduction; China will continue to help Liberia for achieving its glorious goal of the pro-poor agenda.”The Chinese Envoy disclosed that with respect to road connection, an expert team from China is doing the feasibility study for the two flyover bridges; while in the healthcare, he said China will help the John F. Kennedy Hospital to set up a a new clinic laboratory, and in the human resource development, his country will increase its scholarship and training to Liberian youths.Meanwhile, President Weah has announced a US$0.14 cents drop in the price of gasoline on the local market which takes effect today, but did not elaborate.The President challenged the Senators that the best way to show appreciation for the Chinese Government’s laudable goodwill, is placing importance to maintenance of the two annexes, especially the restrooms.Meanwhile, both Speaker Chambers and Protemp Chie, while thanking the Chinese government for the US$12.9 million annexes, assured President Weah that the Legislature will use three weeks as “Independence Break” to take to their respective counties some important legislation that need passage or ratification before their annual break in August.Protemp Chie was specific about the Land Rights Act, Local Government Act, and Amendment to the Constitution of Liberia submitted by the Constitutional Review Commission.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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Arsenal ‘target’ Malcom faces rap over video

first_img0Shares0000Malcom made a social media video laughing and exchanging jokes with teammates outside Bordeaux’s stadium following the club’s 2-0 home defeat to Caen on Tuesday © AFP/File / Pablo PORCIUNCULABORDEAUX, France, Jan 17 – Bordeaux striker Malcom, reportedly a target for Premier League club Arsenal, was Wednesday ordered to appear before a club disciplinary committee over a video showing him joking after a defeat.The 20-year-old Brazilian made a social media video laughing and exchanging jokes with teammates Jonathan Cafu and Otavio and friends outside Bordeaux’s stadium following the club’s 2-0 home defeat to Caen on Tuesday. The loss left Bordeaux hovering just about the relegation zone in Ligue 1 having taken 23 points from 21 games.The club said Malcom had showed “a lack of maturity, solidarity and respect towards the club and all of its staff”.Cafu, 26, and Otavio, 23, have also been ordered to explain themselves.Malcom has caught the eye of Arsenal and his agents were reportedly spotted in London to discuss a deal as the Premier League club seek a replacement for wantaway Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez.The Sao Paulo-born striker started his career at Corinthians and joined Bordeaux in 2016.He has scored seven goals this season, showing the potential that has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s big guns.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Brit completes 13-year trip around the world

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s been my life, for 13 years, I’ve put everything into this,” he said. “To be honest I didn’t know it was going to happen. There were many times in the trip where it should have failed.” Lewis was recruited by fellow adventurer Steve Smith, who first dreamed up the idea of going around the world using only human power in 1991. The pair had little experience at sea, but Lewis thought the prospect of hiking and biking across the world was “wildly romantic.” Trouble began early. After two years of planning and fundraising, the pair set out in July 1994 only to get “horribly lost” on their way to the English coastal town of Rye, where their pedal boat was waiting. After crossing the English Channel to France and then cycling to Portugal, the pair pedaled their boat in shifts across the Atlantic Ocean, reaching Miami in February 1995. Along the way, they survived close encounters with a shrimping trawler, a whale and a giant wave that swept Smith overboard. By the time they reached America, the two adventurers had been cooped up in a broom closet-sized space for 111 days with little in the way of food, and their relationship had begun to deteriorate. They crossed the U.S. separately, with Lewis strapping on his inline skates for the 3,500-mile trip to San Francisco. It was on this leg of the journey that he was hit by a car in Pueblo, Colo., breaking both legs. He spent nine months recuperating. LONDON – He was hit by a car in Colorado, attacked by a crocodile in Australia, detained as a suspected spy in Egypt and survived illness and periods of despair. On Saturday, British adventurer Jason Lewis finally came home, completing a 13-year, 46,000-mile human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. The 40-year-old carried his 26-foot yellow pedal craft the last few miles up the River Thames, pushing it across the Meridian Line at Greenwich, where his expedition began in 1994. “I’m overwhelmed,” Lewis told Sky News television after arriving. He struggled for words as he described his feelings at the close of an odyssey that took him around the globe, powered only by his arms and legs – on a bicycle, a pedal boat, a kayak and inline skates. Smith and Lewis reunited in San Francisco and eventually pedaled from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hawaii, where the two split for good. He biked across the Australian outback, dodged supertankers in the Singapore straits and hiked the Himalayas. From Mumbai, India, he pedaled his boat across the Indian Ocean to Djibouti and made his way north by bicycle through Sudan and Egypt. Accidents and sickness dogged the trip. The collision in Colorado nearly cost Lewis his leg. The trip across the Pacific left him sore, inflamed and depressed. While kayaking across the Barrier Reef off Australia, he was attacked by a crocodile, which bit off a piece of his paddle. Local authorities were a problem, as well. Lewis logged “interesting experiences” with Alabama police and gun-wielding locals in the United States. He had to cycle through Tibet at night to avoid detection by Chinese roadblocks. And when he crossed into Egypt from Sudan, he was thrown in jail by the military on suspicion of being a spy. After his release from prison, he biked through the Sinai desert and across Jordan, Syria and Turkey. He then powered through Europe over the summer, arriving in Greenwich, in southeast London, to cheers from family, supporters and the Duke of Gloucester, the expedition’s British patron. Lewis said he hoped to use the expedition to raise funds for humanitarian causes and draw attention to environmental issues.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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Watch: Former Man United star Rooney produces magical MLS moment

first_imgWayne Rooney proved he has not lost his fight – or his football abilities – playing for DC United on Sunday.The Manchester United and England legend produced a spectacular match-winning moment against Orlando City. Wayne Rooney is already proving a big hit in DC 1 With DC drawing 2-2 in the final seconds and their goalkeeper stranded in the opposition box, Rooney first ran half the pitch and denied Orlando a breakaway winner with a brilliant challenge.But, not content with defensive heroics, the 32-year-old then hit a pinpoint pass across field for Luciano Acosta to snatch a dramatic three points for DC.It was an incredible moment which has kept alive DC’s slim hopes of qualifying for the MLS play-offs.Take a bow, Wayne! ARE YOU KIDDING US, @WayneRooney????? AMAZING!!!!! #DCvORL— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 13, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgMalachy gets his awardDONEGAL soccer players picked up two prestigious awards at 24th Three FAI International Football Awards, which took place at the RTÉ studios in Dublin on Sunday evening.But there was disbelief in many circles when Ireland captain Robbie Keane scooped the Senior International Player of the Year Award, an award Killybegs man Seamus Coleman had been hotly tipped to take.Cockhill Celtic’s Malachy McDermott made up for local disappointment when he was named Intermediate Player of the Year. And Noel O’Donnell, who has played for the Irish Deaf Team for more than 10 years and has almost 50 caps won the Football For All Award.Shane Long’s momentous goal against England during a friendly last May was voted the Three International Goal of the Year.Everton’s James McCarthy captured the Young International Player of the Year for the second year running, Sean Murray was crowned the U21 Player of the Year, while Killian Brennan was voted the SSE Airtricity League Player of the year.Former Republic of Ireland midfielder, Ronnie Whelan was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, while Serbian legend Dejan Stankovic was awarded the International Personality of the Year award. Ciara Grant received the special merit award in recognition of her remarkable international career as one of the greatest female players in Irish football. The Three FAI International Football Award winners are:Senior International Player of the Year: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)Senior Women’s International Player of the Year Louise Quinn (Eskilstuna United)Three International Goal of the Year Shane Long (Hull City FC)Young International Player of the Year James McCarthy (Everton FC) SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic)Hall of Fame Award Ronnie WhelanInternational Personality Award Dejan StankovicSpecial Merit Award Ciara Grant (Reading FC) Under 21 International Player of the Year Sean Murray (Watford FC)Under 19 International Player of the Year Pierce Sweeney (Reading FC)Under 19 Women’s International Player of the Year Clare Shine (Raheny Utd)Under 17 International Player of the Year Jack Byrne (Manchester City)Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year Savannah McCarthy (Listowel Celtic)Under 16 International Player of the Year Robert Duggan (Peterborough United)Junior International Player of the Year Paul Breen (St Michael’s FC)Intermediate Player of the Year Malachy McDermott (Cockhill Celtic FC)Football for All International Player of the Year Noel O’Donnell (Irish Deaf Football Team)FAI School’s International Player of the Year Alan Browne (Preston North End)DONEGAL SOCCER STARS SCOOP 2 FAI AWARDS – BUT SHOCK AS KEANE GETS GONG AHEAD OF COLEMAN was last modified: March 3rd, 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:FAI awardsMalachy McDermottNoel O’Donnellseamus colemanlast_img read more

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first_imgA DONEGAL man was arrested when trying to get a new sim card for a stolen mobile phone – when a text message came through from its owner.A court heard how staff then alerted Gardaí when the text read: “This phone has been stolen.”The incredible coincidence led to the arrest of a Letterkenny man who this week pleaded guilty to possession of stolen goods. Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that the expensive iPhone 5 had been stolen from a handbag at The Pulse nightclub in January this year.Patrick McDonagh, who is 34 and with an address at 54 The Elms, Glencar, Letterkenny, went into the Meteor Shop in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on January 27 this year and handed over an iPhone 5, asking staff to insert a new sim.“He told staff he was having trouble with it and wanted a new sim,” said Inspector Kelly.Staff alerted Gardai as McDonagh left the shop – but he was later identified by CCTV footage.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said McDonagh had bought the phone at a car boot sale for €150 and had no idea it had been stolen.“It was on offer for more than that by Mr McDonagh haggled down the price. There is no loss in relation to the matter,” said Mr Gallagher.But Judge Paul Kelly disagreed.“The owner was deprived of this phone for a period of time You don’t bet an iPhone 5 for €150 and there wouldn’t be thefts if there wasn’t a market for stolen property,” said the judge.He fined the father of four €250. McDonagh was given six months to pay with five days in prison if he fails to pay the fine.MAN WITH iPHONE STOLEN FROM CLUB CAUGHT BY TEXT MESSAGE was last modified: June 19th, 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:iPhone 5Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny Shopping Centre.Meteor ShopThe Pulsetheftlast_img read more

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first_imgAll those years of hard work and study has paid off for Letterkenny woman Dr Eimear Gibbons when she graduated in Medicine from NUI Galway on Friday. Eimear Gibbons, from 62 Hawthorn Heights, Letterkenny is pictured above with her parents following her graduation in Honours Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstretics from NUI Galway. Dr Gibbons will now complete her twelve month internship in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.She is the daughter of Michael Gibbons, who is the principal of Coláiste Ailigh Secondary school in Letterkenny and Mary Gibbons who is an assistant principal in Deele College Raphoe.WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN GRADUATES IN MEDICINE was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DR Eimear GibbonsFeaturesHonoursMedicinenewsNUI Galwaylast_img read more

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QPR chief’s ‘pub-lic meeting’

first_imgA number of Tuesday’s newspapers pick up on Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas’ comments to a Portuguese radio station in which he appeared to cast doubt on his future.Having previously insisted that he had the full support of Blues owner Roman Abramovich and would not be sacked, Villas-Boas suggested that he could go the same way as Carlo Ancelotti a year ago.He said: “We are now in the exact same moment as last year. It is an exact copy.Is the tide turning against tweeting Tony?“I think that I have felt the confidence from Abramovich. But the pattern of behaviour of the owner has led to a downfall of coaches in similar situations or even ‘better’ situations.“What will be the reaction? It will be one of the two — a continuation of the project and full support or just the cultural pattern that has happened before. We don’t know.”The Sun have the headline ‘I fear Rom axe’ while the Daily Mirror say ‘AVB admits writing could be on the wall’.The Daily Star pick up on QPR chairman Tony Fernandes’ latest tweets pledging to meet fans in the pubs around Loftus Road on Saturday.It declares that Fernandes has callled for a ‘pub-lic meeting’ with disgruntled supporters following Rangers’ dismal recent results.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR v Swansea in pictures

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:QPR boss promises immediate improvementQPR v Swansea player ratingsHughes adamant new-look QPR will deliverWoe for Green as Swansea destroy QPRA selection of images from QPR’s 5-0 defeat against Swansea at Loftus Road. (Click an image to start slideshow)last_img

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Beta Chapter of AGR fraternity at OSU holding grand re-opening of chapter house

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Beta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at The Ohio State University will celebrate the grand re-opening of its newly-renovated chapter house at 1979 Iuka Ave. at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3. After nine months of renovation and a capital campaign generating $1.8 million from alumni and undergraduate members of the fraternity, the project has come to fruition.“This event is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication by our alumni and undergraduate brothers, all of whom have the same vision for Alpha Gamma Rho Beta Chapter — to make better men,” said Nathan Louiso, president of the AGR Beta Chapter House Corporation Board. “Our newly-renovated chapter house will help us to carry on our fraternity’s legacy for many generations to come.”Undergraduate members, alumni and families of Alpha Gamma Rho Beta Chapter; Elected officials; Ohio Department of Agriculture representative; Ohio State faculty/ staff; Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president; and AGR national executive director and grand president will be at the event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place in front of the newly-renovated house and tours for members and alumni.last_img read more

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