President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 64 suspending import tariffs on all types of agricultural equipment, including seeds, and breeding animals.The Order also suspends tariffs on other goods directly related to agriculture development classified under the Tariff Numbers of the Liberian Revenue Code. Importers shall pay only the Customs User Fee (CUF) and the ECOWAS Trade Levy (ETL), where applicable.According to an Executive Mansion release, those benefitting from this Order must be directly involved in the forestry and agriculture sectors.The Liberian leader indicated that government recognizes the increased need to stimulate activities in the agricultural sector after years of war; and also recognizes the need to provide incentives under the economic transformation pillar of the Agenda for Transformation by encouraging private sector investment in the procurement of essential agricultural development with the view, inter alia, to become self-sufficient in food production.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An office assistant who reportedly lashed two Club 704 security guards with a broken bottle about their faces was on Monday charged for the offence and taken before city Magistrate Judy Latchman.Twenty-seven-year-old Leon “Whistle” Duncan, of Lot 1977 Williams Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, denied the charge which stated that on February 23, 2018 at Lamaha Street, he wounded Gremie Adams and Kenrick Maynard.According to Duncan’s Attorney, Mark Waldron, his client was a victim of mistaken identity. He explained that there was an altercation with the security guards and others and the complainants were struck.He claimed that Duncan was wrongfully identified as he was not the person who was involved in the incident.However, Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore revealed his facts, which stated that the defendant carried out the act.As such, he objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the offence and the penalty attached.Bail was granted in the sum of $80,000 for each offence, and Duncan was expected to return to court on March 26, 2018.
Allenby shot a 2-under 68 Friday, putting him at 5 under after two rounds of the Honda Classic and into a tie atop the leaderboard with first-round leader Charlie Wi – who shot a wild round of even-par 70. Allenby is winless in his past 139 PGA Tour events but came here this week insisting that it’s only a matter of time before that streak ends – and his play is backing up that assertion. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Robert Allenby finished his round around lunchtime and left PGA National thinking he’d be within two of three shots of the lead by day’s end. He ultimately was wrong, and probably thrilled. “I think 5 under is a pretty good score after two days,” the Australian said. “This golf course is only going to get tougher from this moment on.” It’s plenty tough already. While the wind was down a bit from Thursday, the breezes did pick up a bit as the second round went along – and par remained a very solid score. The cut was 4 over and only 30 broke par, with 71.9 being the average score for the round. Will MacKenzie and Steve Stricker were tied for third at 3 under after 69s, and Daniel Copra, Joe Ogilvie, Mathias Gronberg, Camilo Villegas and Mark Wilson were another shot back. Wilson and Gronberg shot 66s, the best round of the day. “These pin positions aren’t as tough as they would be at a major, but tee-to-green it’s set up like a U.S. PGA,” said 2005 winner Padraig Harrington, who was among a group another shot back at 1 under. Fortunately for Allenby, his game is in good enough shape to handle the demands of PGA National. He put together four consecutive Top 10s earlier this season, leads the tour in birdies per round and ranks second in scoring average. “At the start of the week, I thought 10 under, 11 under would probably win this tournament,” Allenby said. “I’m 5 under at the moment. I can definitely shoot 5 under on the weekend, even if it blows like this, if I’m on my game and if I can play the way I know I can play.” His round was relatively problem-free. Wi could hardly say the same. He fell out of the lead by making triple bogey on No. 11, his second hole, after balls found hazards and bunkers with such regularity that he actually thought he made an 8 instead of a 7. “Got a stroke back there,” Wi said. A run of three consecutive birdies – starting with a chip-in from just off the green at 12 – immediately undid the damage caused by the triple, but by the round’s end, it almost seemed as if Wi was alternating birdies and bogeys. In all, he had eight pars, six birdies, three bogeys and one triple-bogey – not to mention six consecutive 3s at one point. PHUKET, Thailand – England’s Oliver Wilson eagled the 11th and 15th holes en route to a 6-under 66 and one-stroke lead in the Johnnie Walker Classic. Wilson has a 10-under 134 total on the Blue Canyon Country Club’s Canyon Course. South Africa’s Anton Haig was second after matching the course record with a 64. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The decision may well have come as a shock to 60-year-old Hughton, who had spoken of his desire for players to bounce back from the final day 4-1 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday and other disappointing spells during the campaign. However, the slump in their league form in the latter part of the season — which saw Brighton sucked into a relegation battle — forced Bloom’s hand.“Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season,” said Bloom in a club statement.“Our run of three wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk.“It is with that in mind, and the performances during that period, that I now feel it’s the right time for a change.”Hughton — who had previously managed among others Newcastle, Norwich and Birmingham — replaced Sami Hyypia in December 2014, with Brighton just above the Championship relegation zone.After defeat in the play-off semi-finals in 2016, the former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland defender led Brighton to promotion the following season with a second-placed finish.“Chris has done an excellent job over the past four-and-a-half years,” said Bloom.“First stabilising our club, reaching the play-offs in his first full season, securing our first-ever promotion to the Premier League, and retaining our status in two successive seasons.“Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club’s finest and most-respected managers.” 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton with a slump in league form forcing chairman Tony Bloom to take what he said was one of the most difficult decisions of his life © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, May 13 – Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton on Monday in what chairman Tony Bloom described as “one of the most difficult decisions” he had ever had to make.Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier League status for a second successive season.
I needed a lifetime with the man, or just more time to absorb all that would die with him when I was 13 and he was 86. This misalignment of lives left me with only vague notions of how he saw a world from which he could coax entire meals. But the feeling of it is still with me like a vestigial tail. Which is to say that I understand. And, again, I don’t understand at all. Still, I long for seasonal changes that come in subtle ways around here, in the way brittle avocado leaves stop falling and how the green on the sycamore and Chinese elms take on that brown just-nuked look. That is how I know that the planet is tilting toward winter. That and how Halloween shops start appearing around the South Bay in abandoned storefronts. And the Christmas trees! I love the Christmas trees, so unnaturally full, green, flawless, Chinese-made and in the hardware stores since August, along with those inflatable winter wonderlands with the swirling snow and Santa. Halloween, by the way, is still 27 days away, while Christmas is nearly a quarter- year distant. And don’t forget Thanksgiving. Not that you’ll be able to. Disregard the foliage and the early morning darkness. At an ever increasing speed, we have come to mark the passing seasons in fits of advertising, with only a slight assist from burning hillsides and people with death wishes remarking, “I’ve just finished buying for everyone on my list.” Do you know what that sounds like to a guy who doesn’t have a list, has never had a list and, even if he did, he’d misplace it? It sounds like yet another indication that we have all bought into this marketing hysteria. Which is so colorfully fueled by that other fantastic reminder of the approaching happy yule season that begins its pitch July 5 and doesn’t end until Uncle Leo blows a DUI on New Year’s Day. I’m talking about the glossy holiday catalogs that have been arriving for weeks, catalogs pushing images of a kind of autumn that doesn’t exist in Southern California. Which to say, I’m sitting here in shorts and flip-flops looking at holiday clothing catalogs mailed to me by capitalists who can’t read ZIP codes. Or maybe they can and they are just hoping that I plan to spend the next three months preparing for the holidays in another state, where I could actually wear a thick terry cloth robe (“Chinese- made from American fabric, initialing available”), woolen socks, tartan pajamas and pipe. Seriously, I was sent a Christmas pipe catalog. Naturally, I am smoking my meerschaum in a New England mansion, a white-folks palace with frost on the windows and snow on the ground and a big-carbon- footprint fire in the hearth. Then there’s my beautiful wife. ? Look, if I’m supposed to identify with the guy in the robe, then I might as well picture myself drinking cocoa from matching Christmas mugs with one of these models. There is a broad selection of them, too, and all are dressed head to toe in woolen garments of the sort worn by Queen Elizabeth II. Only these women make wool sexy. That’s because they all resemble former lacrosse players, a sleek selection of Missies and Muffies with fatal cases of the warm-and- fuzzies for me, the handsome husband who sits grinning like a cheap South American dictator at our Nordic children in their red Vietnamese-made holiday pullovers. No problems here. No illness, ugliness or boorish behavior. Heck with grandpa, I love these catalog people. I want to be clean and prosperous like them. Which is maybe why I want to buy all my gifts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store catalog. Roman bracelets, Egyptian earrings, Greek filigree. I feel suddenly so Upper East Side. Why don’t I just nip across the park in my Eddie Bauer Weekend Urban Parka and bound up the museum steps in my casual $500 Kenneth Cole chukka boots. That way I can finish my shopping in 20 minutes flat, leaving me with 81 days to pretend that this isn’t happening yet again. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at dailybreeze.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! My grandfather grew up with the rhythms of seasons and it never left him. Even the fat American life couldn’t kill his connection to the soil and to a half-acre garden where he grew food enough to feed a regiment. To me he was a mythic creature, like a movie Indian, a man who could read the components of loamy earth by squeezing it in his big hands. This was a man who’d lean in close to smell his dusty grapes when they’d arrive at the curb in blue-stained crates and, with a single deep inhalation, set a time for pressing. Sometimes it would be days. Once he scared me, shouting, “We start now!” Best of all was how lunchtime, quitting time, time to snack on provolone and fresh tomatoes, was written in the sky – in the movement of the sun – as it has always been for people who work out of doors.
Controversial Donegal chef Conrad Gallagher has found himself in the middle of a lawsuit taken by staff of a restaurant he was involved in.Conrad GallagherThe Letterkenny-born businessman is named in court documents by former staff at the Purple Fig restaurant in New York.Gallagher, 42, and others are being sued under labour laws that cover the treatment of workers. But former Michelin star chef Conrad said he is not facing a legal battle.“There is no lawsuit being filed against me. I was only a consultant for that restaurant, and was never an owner or director.“I went in, set it up and left again,” he said.Gallagher has enjoyed a colourful past including a stint in a New York prison as well as being declared bankrupt after a number of business deals went sour. But he has managed to bounce back yet again and is now running Vanity Catering and Events in California.The on-line catering company promises high-end food at the right price. CHEF CONRAD GALLAGHER NAMED IN NEW LAWSUIT was last modified: December 16th, 2013 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:Conrad GallagherlawsuitletterkennyPurple Fig
2 LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star However, his form since then has tailed off somewhat.The forward looks set to leave the club this summer after his agent publicly declared he wanted out of Old Trafford.But with Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea sniffing around the 22-year-old , former Manchester United captain Rooney claimed his former club would be making a huge mistake.“I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible,” he told Alan Brazil. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST 2 RANKED Anthony Martial wants to leave Old Trafford, but Man United do not want to let him go this summer “But I think it’s how do you get the best out of him?“Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he’s up there ability-wise with the best in the league.“I think sometimes it is difficult to get to know him as a person, as a character because of the way he is. But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy.”TalkSPORT’s very own Ray Parlour has continuously claimed Nicolas Anelka could have been as good as Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp, but failed to properly apply himself. IN DEMAND targets REVEALED targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wayne Rooney claims Anthony Martial is one of the best players in the Premier League, but only if managers can get the best out of him.The France international enjoyed an incredible debut season at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal three seasons ago – scoring 11 goals and helping Manchester United lift the FA Cup. Teammate Ander Herrera also believes Martial has serious potential, even claiming he could be one of the world’s best.And when asked by Brazil if Martial was in a similar predicament, the former England captain had one simple answer.“Yeah I think Anthony could be at that level.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Martial’s form has dipped somewhat in recent years Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “He’s up there with the best in the league”Would #MUFC be making a huge mistake if they let Anthony Martial leave?Wayne Rooney tells us how good he can be… pic.twitter.com/7tmrP4eLCA— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 23, 2018
FINN VALLEY’S SARAH COLLINS IS OFF TO RHODE ISLANDSarah Collins of Finn Valley Athletics Club is off Stateside – after landing a super scholarship.The Irish junior cross country and track champion has accepted an offer from Providence College, Rhode Island, of an athletics scholarship.She takes up the offer towards the end of August and will then depart for the U S East Coast university. Recently returned home from the world championshipa in Barcelona where she returned a personal best in the 3k final at 9.26.26 she has had an exciting season.Said Ireland athletics Olympic team manager and Finn Valley stalwart Patsy McGonagle: “Providence offers her the opportunity to improve her athletic performance in a dedicated performance environment while continuing to pursue her academic ambitions in an NCAA Div. 1 competitive challenging surrounding.“A college of some 4000 students it has become something of a host for numerous Irish international athletes including John Treacy,Mary Cullen, Martin Fagin, Geraldine Hendricken, Maria Mc Cambridge, Keith Kelly and David Mc Carthy to name a few.”This is a full scholarship offer to include accommodation, board ,tuition etc valued at $ 52k annually. Added Patsy: “This offer has been there for some time and I am totally at one with her in her decision to go Stateside to a University that will open the opportunity to her to improve parallel to her obvious talent.” WOW! FINN VALLEY ATHLETE LANDS $52K-A-YEAR USA SCHOLARSHIP! was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:sarah collinsWOW! FINN VALLEY ATHLETE LANDS $52K-A-YEAR USA SCHOLARSHIP!
The community of Drumfries in Inishowen is celebrating after receiving €384,906 in funding for a new community centre.Deputy Joe McHughFine Gael’s Joe McHugh TD has confirmed that Minister for Environment Phil Hogan TD has given sanction for the funding.Deputy McHugh said “I have received confirmation from Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government that he has decided to give sanction for funding of €384,906.25 to be approved by Inishowen Development Partnership for the building of a Community and Heritage Centre in Drumfries. “The new Community and Heritage Centre has a total project cost of €584,788.32. This will be a very important resource for the local community and for Inishowen. Minister Hogan has now referred project to Inishowen Development Partnership, for final funding approval.“I compliment Drumfries Community Centre Association for its work over a long number of years in driving this project.”Announcing the funding Minister Hogan “This project will be of immense benefit to Drumfries and its surrounding areas, with its total project costs of €584,788.32. I know it will improve the quality of life and will strengthen the social and economic fabric for all the areas inhabitants.”The LEADER elements of the Programme offer many challenges and opportunities in terms of addressing the needs of improving the quality of life in rural areas and providing greater opportunities for farm diversification. It is focused on the development of micro-enterprises, rural services, rural recreation and rural tourism. It is hoped that, by focusing on these services, the Programme will lead to sustainable development, which in turn will ensure prosperity for the rural areas.The Minister added „the project will now go back to the Board of Inishowen Development Partnership for the final approval on the project. This is in line with the EU’s bottom-up approach to rural development.DONEGAL COMMUNITY GETS €384,906 FOR NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: January 17th, 2013 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:deputy joe mchughDrumfries Community Centre
MET EIREANN has issued a rare Orange Alert weather warning for Donegal this afternoon.The forecasters say winds could gust to extremely damaging speeds of 130km/hr.“There will be widespread heavy showers this afternoon, some thundery or of hail,” said a Met Eireann spokesman. “It is becoming very windy with west to northwest winds increasing strong and gusty as the afternoon continues.“Winds will be extremely strong with damaging gusts of up to 130 km/hr possible.”There’ll be further heavy showers tonight, some possibly thundery. It will continue windy for much of the night with strong, gusty west to northwest winds. However winds will gradually ease overnight.It will also be a very chilly 2C. ORANGE ALERT:Wind Warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and WaterfordBecoming extremely windy at times today in coastal areas. West to southwest winds, veering west to northwest, will reach mean speeds of 60 to 75 km/hr with possible damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/hr.Issued:Saturday 02 November 2013 09:00Valid:Saturday 02 November 2013 10:00 to Saturday 02 November 2013 18:00 WEATHER ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE STATUS WARNING AS WINDS SET TO HIT 130KM/HR was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 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:donegal weatherWEATHER ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE STATUS WARNING AS WINDS SET TO HIT 130KM/HR