FANTASTIC ASSIST MILAN (AP): Gonzalo Higuain is coming back into form at just the right time for Juventus. Higuain hadn’t scored for five matches before netting two against former club Napoli midweek as Juventus progressed to the Italian Cup final. And the forward netted another double to fire the Bianconeri past Chievo Verona 2-0 in Serie A yesterday. Juventus moved nine points clear of second-placed Roma, who visit Bologna today. Massimiliano Allegri will be hoping HiguaÌn can make it three out of three when Juventus host Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. “It will be a very difficult match in the Champions League. We’re facing a really great team, but we have to remain calm and get to it in top condition,” Higuain said. “As we respect them, they respect us, too.” He broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, thanks to a fantastic assist from Paulo Dybala, who skipped down the right flank before pulling back for his teammate to fire into the far bottom corner. He had other chances to score before he finally got his second, six minutes from time, after more good work from Dybala in picking out Stephan Lichtsteiner, who crossed for HiguaÌn to control and curl into the bottom right corner. It was Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon’s 616th Serie A appearance, moving him to second on the all-time list behind Paolo Maldini, who retired after 647. Other results: Atalanta 1 Sassuolo 1; Empoli 1 Pescara 1.
UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The post also included mentions of the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey and said suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying.The Harvard-Westlake prep school was evacuated earlier Friday after officials were made aware of the post. It was not immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMartin left the Miami Dolphins midseason in 2013 after accusing teammates of bullying. An NFL investigation found that Incognito, Pouncey and teammate John Jerry engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin.Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Buffalo Bills. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The NFL’s investigation also found that teammates threatened to rape Martin’s sister, called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being “black enough.” Martin is black and Incognito is white.Martin, who underwent counseling for emotional issues after the bullying scandal, posted on Facebook in 2015 that difficulties in football led him to attempt suicide multiple times.Martin, the son of two Harvard graduates, attended Stanford University. After he left the Dolphins, Martin played for the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers. He left the NFL in 2015.Representatives for the Miami Dolphins and the NFL declined to comment and referred questions to Los Angeles police.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE – This Aug. 28, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers’ Jonathan Martin on the bench during an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans in Houston. A law enforcement official says ex-football player Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post that spoke of bullying. The official says Martin was being questioned and was not under arrest. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)LOS ANGELES — Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL, was questioned by Los Angeles police after a threatening Instagram post on his account mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him.Martin was detained by investigators after the post showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended but was not under arrest Friday evening, police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano China stumbling on path to Olympic glory at 2022 home games GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 18: Adrien Broner gets taped up prior to his workout for the media at the 5th Street Gym on December 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Broner is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on January 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPAdrien Broner was arrested in Broward County, Florida days before Christmas and was then released, as per TMZ Sports.Broner had an outstanding warrant after failing to appear in court earlier this month and face a driving-related case in which he was arrested for speeding, not having a driver’s license and no registration.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ONE: Eduard Folayang shows off Igorot roots through locally-made formal wear Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 29-year-old Broner is scheduled to challenge Manny Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight champion, next month in Las Vegas.Pacquiao is already in Los Angeles to continue his training camp. He is coming off a seventh-round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia five months ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large14:41Andal Ampatuan Jr., kin guilty for Maguindanao massacre of 57 people02:14Carpio 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
Stein Bock Liberia, a company mining barite in Liberia, maybe a potential stakeholder in the oil and gas industry, while maintaining that it is developing resources to supply barite to a number of its clients in Africa.The company’s Africa Project Manager, William Voaden, said it has the full potential to produce the end product in Liberia for Chevron and others to take straight to the drilling rig. By doing so, it would be employing people.From what has been gathered by this paper, hundreds of dollars have been infused in the company’s investment package in setting up Stein Bock Liberia.“To date,” Voaden said, “the company is in full preparedness to hold talks with relevant authorities in the government, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to follow up on her visit to Chevron rig to explain about the barite and Stein Bock expertise in the trade of barite on the international market.”“We know the barite business and we would like to contribute to supplying barite to the drilling rigs and if circumstances are favorable we could look to see whether we could put in a mill in the Buchanan area so that we could produce the end product for Chevron to take straight to the drilling rig and employ more people,” Voaden said.According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, some 77 percent worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration. Other uses are in added-value applications which include the car, electronics, TV screen, rubber and glass ceramics and paint industry, radiation shielding and medical application.Voaden explained that barite in Liberia is of good quality but is expensive to extract because it is in small vein underneath the surface and therefore it needs a lot of exploration and mining to get the barite out from the clay. “Part of the challenge for us today is to try to find the reserve and also be able to fit into the community and we are very pleased with the progress thus far,” Voaden told this paper.With 97 percent of the company entire workforce Liberians, Stein Bock Liberia currently maintained two working sites—Salala and the other one just across the rubber plantation, site 4—where a 15 kilometer road was constructed and is currently being used by residents in the area as well.Similarly, in an attempt to improve the learning environment in which the company currently operates, citizens from Dorkor Town and parts adjacent are currently constructing a school building from funds being provided by the company as part of its social contribution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry is currently examining plans for its restructuring to improve its functioning. ThisForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge (centre) flanked by some of the new Heads of Missions (from left to right): Dr Kenrick Hunte, High Commissioner to South Africa; Michael Ten-Pow, Permanent Representative to the UN; Dr Shamir Ally, Head of Mission to Kuwait, and Dr David Pollard, High Commissioner to Indiais according to Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who noted that the reorganisation of the Ministry was part of efforts to address “in-house deficiencies” and improve support to Embassies and Missions abroad.Greenidge said that a parallel focus of the restructuring would be enhanced recruitment of skilled staff and more reliance on technology to improve response time for requests from overseas Heads of Missions.“You can’t manage trade relations with three or four officers who have really come to run a system where in the past you had an entire Ministry concerned with Foreign Trade, and trade relations,” Greenidge said.The Minister was speaking at the opening of a one-week orientation of newly-appointed Heads of Missions at the Foreign Service Institute, Shiv Chanderpaul drive.“The reality is that the training that is required to make embassies abroad efficient is not only required to be directed at the new Heads of Missions, but we also have to do something about deficiencies in house, right here in Georgetown,” Minister Greenidge explained.The Minister noted the importance of additional skills outside the area of international relations. The Foreign Affairs Minister challenged the Heads of Missions to be strategic thinkers, who analysed their issues and used technology to efficiently address concerns or issues during their tenure.The Ministry is working with past ambassadors, some as advisers to the Minister in the areas of ‘policy formulation and the like’. “And therefore, that institutional mechanism I hope is going to help, to see us smoothly through the re-establishment of what clearly is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective if not outstanding Foreign Services certainly in the Western Hemisphere,” Greenidge said.Six Heads of Missions are undergoing the one-week orientation at the Foreign Service Institute following which they will be deployed to their various posts overseas. Among the Heads of Missions taking part are Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Michael Ten-Pow; Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Shamir Ally; High Commissioner to South Africa, Dr Kenrick Hunte and High Commissioner to India, Dr David Pollard.The Foreign Affairs Minister noted the timeliness of the orientation since this would be the first time many of the appointees would be serving in the diplomatic corps. “We’ve, therefore, taken the opportunity at this point in time to put on a mini programme…so as to expose them to a variety of requirements and identify for them a range of hazards that they may encounter in these new positions,” Greenidge said.
Former Minister of Commence Miatta Beyslow along with other former government officials, including former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Nelson Williams implicated in the misapplication of US$5.8m from the sale of the Japanese Oil Grant could likely be sent to jail, if a US$2m bond secured in their favor is disallowed by Criminal Court ‘C.’The bond was filed by the Accident and Casualty Insurance Company (ACIC), but government lawyers are pushing for the court to deny it and allow the defendants to be jailed at the Monrovia Central Prison.The court has not set any date to hear the merit and demerit of the bond.In his exception to the bond, the prosecution alleged that the insurance company that is serving as a surety for the defendants’ bail bond has not shown to the satisfaction of the court any legal authority and or evidence that the company has the ability and capacity to do so.“The Insurance company’s tax clearance, business registration certificate, restated articles of incorporation and independent auditors report and financial statement for the year 2014 attached to the criminal appearance bond are not sufficient to show that ACIC has the capacity and ability to perform the obligation it has undertaken in its criminal bond,” the prosecution claimed.The prosecution further claimed that there is no statement of account(s) of ACIC from any financial institution within the country and outside of Liberia attached to the bond to show evidence that it has the financial capacity to serve as surety as required under law. “The company has filed several bail bonds to secure the release and appearance of many defendants within the country and those cases for which it secured the bail are still pending before various courts in Liberia,” the prosecution noted.The prosecution also alleged that the insurance company has failed to meet the legal requirement of section (d) of the Judicial Order Number One, contending that the law, practice and procedure in the country requires that “any bail bond posted in the case of economic sabotage must be commensurate with the amount charged in the indictment.”“The total amount posted by the defendants as bail is US$2m which is far below the indictment amount of US$5,764,110, therefore the entire bond should be vacated, disallowed and set aside,” the prosecution argued.In their counter argument, defense lawyers said, the Liberian Constitution prohibits the imposition of excessive bail, clarifying that “the posting of the US$2m bond is adequate to ensure that the defendants will be available as and when their presence is required by the court.”According to them, ACIC has met all of the legal requirements to do bond business in the country.“We deny the allegation and confirm that the supporting documents attached to the criminal appearance bond and the affidavit of surety clearly shows that the defendants’ surety, ACIC, has met all the legal requirements and is qualified to be defendants’ surety in the matter,” the defense team insisted.They however pleaded with the court to overrule prosecution’s request and declare the defendants’ bond valid.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Racers will start tearing down the strip with time trials starting at 11 a.m. both days. Elimination races will get underway at 2 p.m. and will run until approximately 6 p.m. The Ironman Classic normally attracts more racers compared to other race weekends. Last year’s event saw 140 drivers take part, while other weekends tend to attract about 100 competitors.- Advertisement –
The Paladin Black Sox Men’s Baseball team are 1-1 after their double header in Grande Prairie yesterday. The first game was won by Fort St. John in extra innings but unfortunately the second game was won by Grande Prairie. Further game details will be posted shortly.Games 3 and 4 will be played today at the Men’s Diamond near the entrance to the community forest. They were previously scheduled for 11:00 and 3:00 but changes this morning mean a 1-hour game delay so the first game will start at noon. Two wins today would mean the championship victory. Come out and cheer on the boys!- Advertisement –
ANOTHER year, another season of “American Idol,” and – once again – a Val is stealing the show. Last year it was Katherine McPhee of Sherman Oaks, who made it all the way to the final round while winning the hearts of the home crowd and the nation. This time it’s Sabrina Sloan of Studio City, who on Wednesday received a standing ovation from judge Paula Abdul. Even that notorious crank, “Idol” judge Simon Cowell, called her performance “the best yet.” This being the Valley of the Stars, it’s no surprise that so many hometown faves have become national “idols.” Still, it’s fun to root for them. As Abdul put it, Sloan isn’t only a great talent; “she’s a Valley Girl to boot” – two good reasons to cheer her on to victory. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!