first_imgUNDP country director Pa Lamin Beyai (2nd from right) with LIS Acting Commissioner-General Moses Yebleh and other Immigration officials at the turning-over of the motorcycles The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has donated 45 motorbikes to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) to help boost its capacity to conduct regular patrols along the country’s borders, an initiative that has been lauded by officials of the agency, a release has said.According to the release, the donation is aimed at enhancing the capacity of LIS as well as components of a much larger support package, which also includes putting in place a new regulatory framework and setting up a proper complaints mechanism.UNDP Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai commended LIS for its important contribution to the safety and well-being of the Liberian people and expressed the hope that the new motorbikes would go a long way to further beef up its reach out program and presence in some of the most remote areas of the country.Some of the motorbikes donated by the UNDP to the Liberia Immigration Service being arranged for assignment.“Let me applaud the LIS leadership for embracing institutional change,” said Dr Beyai, who expressed gratitude for the donation.He reiterated UNDP’s steadfast commitment to assist the LIS in restructuring, right-sizing and decentralizing its operations.LIS Acting Commissioner-General Moses Yebleh, who received the items on behalf of the Commission, expressed gratitude and appreciation for all the support that UNDP has provided over the years, not only to the LIS, but also to many other national justice and security institutions.Mr. Yebleh assured Mr. Beyai that the motorbikes will be used for their intended purposes and expressed his commitment to further strengthen the partnership with UNDP in the coming years, according to a press release.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Aleksandar Kolarov slotted in a penalty for a 2-2 draw in the Stadio Olimpico. © AFP / Tiziana FABIMILAN, Italy, Dec 3 – Roma battled back for a 2-2 draw which denied Inter Milan second place in Serie A on Sunday in a Stadio Olimpico thriller between two sides looking to impress after losing in Europe during the week.Keita Balde Diao gave Inter the half-time lead amid Roma fury at having a penalty appeal denied, but the side from the capital powered back with a Cendiz Under scorcher after the break. Aleksandar Kolarov slotted in a penalty to seal a point for the Romans to cancel out Inter captain Mauro Icardi’s header.Inter — who lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League midweek — remain third, level on 29 points with second-placed Napoli who travel to Atalanta on Monday.Champions Juventus opened up an 11-point lead on Napoli with a 3-0 win at Fiorentina Saturday with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring from the spot to bag his 10th goal in 14 games.“It was a very entertaining match for all watching and I think a valuable point for both teams,” said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti.“It shows we are on the right track.”Roma — who advanced to the Champions League knockout rounds despite losing to Real Madrid — have only won one of their last six league matches and are down in seventh place.Eusebio Di Francesco’s side were furious they were denied a penalty call after Danilo D’Ambrosio tripped Nicolò Zaniolo before Keita broke through after 37 minutes.D’Ambrosio then set up Senegalese winger Keita to blast in a volley from close range.“It’s shameful,” said AS Roma legend Francesco Totti.“I want to know, and we all do, how those in the VAR booth didn’t see that foul. We all saw it on a far smaller screen.”Turkish winger Under pulled Roma level six minutes after the break rifling in from distance to stun Samir Handanovic in the Inter goal.Icardi rose to head in a corner on 66 minutes before Kolarov slotted in a penalty on 73 awarded after Marcelo Brozovic’s arm touched the ball.The match ended in drama with former Roma boss Spalletti banished from the sidelines for dissent to cheers from the Stadio Olimpico crowd.– AC Milan move fourth –Patrick Cutrone (L) and Franck Kessie (R) scored for AC Milan in a comeback win over Parma. © AFP / Miguel MEDINAInter are now four points ahead of city rivals AC Milan who moved fourth after Patrick Cutrone and Franck Kessie sealed a 2-1 comeback win over promoted Parma.Lazio dropped to fifth a point back after being held 1-1 at bottom club Chievo.It was a hard-fought victory for Milan who have a number of injured players out along with suspended Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain.“This is a precious win because we played against a team who can trouble you in every moment,” said Gattuso.“This team is incredible, the boys always show grit, determination. They are giving their all, it’s easy to coach a group like that.”Roberto Inglese nodded in his fourth goal this season for Parma from a corner five minutes after the break but Milan pulled one back six minutes later thanks to Cutrone volleying home.Kessie slotted in Milan’s second from the spot on 71 minutes after Alessandro Bastoni was deemed after consultation with VAR to have handled the ball.Parma drop to ninth and are now five points behind AC Milan who occupy the final Champions League berth.In Verona, Ciro Immobile grabbed a point for Lazio against a Chievo side still looking for their first win of the season, but who held Napoli 0-0 last weekend.Chievo captain Sergio Pellissier, 39, opened for the hosts after 25 minutes, as Lazio were unable to turn their domination into goals.Italy forward Immobile finally broke through after 66 minutes for his ninth goal of the season following a one-two with Argentine Joaquin Correa.Immobile rattled the bar ten minutes later but Simone Inzaghi’s side were unable to to find the three points and drop to fifth.“It was the worst first half I’d seen in my three years in this job,” said Inzaghi.“I wanted to replace all 11 players at half-time.“For the first time this season, we are not in the top four.”Earlier Torino — with coach Walter Mazzarri back on the bench after a health scare — rallied past 10-man Genoa 2-1 to move sixth.Sassuolo dropped out of the European places following a goalless draw at Udinese.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsStill, LEDs can be more expensive than conventional lights. For example, Christmaslightsetc.com sells a strand of 100 conventional lights for $9.50 and a smaller strand of 70 LEDs for $19.25. Artificial Christmas trees also come outfitted with LEDs, but buyers may pay a premium there, too. Walmart.com sells a 7-foot Christmas tree strung with conventional bulbs for $79.88 online and advertises the same size tree lit with LEDs for $92.84. But there are distinct advantages to LEDs, according to a report by the Iowa Energy Center, an energy efficiency group. LEDs can be used indoors and outdoors, same as traditional lights, but they use just a fraction of the energy that conventional bulbs consume. And LEDs use plastic lenses, instead of glass and filaments, and are virtually unbreakable. This means they also could prevent one of the season’s inevitable headaches: the search for that one faulty light that blows out the whole strand. Unlike incandescents, if a single LED goes out, it doesn’t affect the others. Question: I’m decorating my house for the holidays, but I’m concerned about my electric bill. What can I do? Answer: With energy prices at record highs, many people may think twice before decking their halls with electricity-draining Christmas lights. Energy-conscious consumers can choose from a growing array of LED lights that use less than one-tenth the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs. However, LED lights tend to cost more up front, and shoppers should evaluate what they could save later on their energy bill. LED stands for “light-emitting diodes.” It’s a technology that has been around for a while, but until recently there were few products that used LEDs in Christmas lights at a price that compared with traditional strands. But that’s changed. Now major retailers carry LED Christmas lights in a variety of styles and colors and fake Christmas trees lit with LEDs. “The thing about Christmas lights is that LED lights have finally come of age,” said Lawrence Comras, CEO and president of GreenHome.com, a retailer of environmentally friendly products. “They make them in an amazing array of colors, styles and sizes … They finally got the price down, so they are now very affordable.” But LEDs are much less likely to burn out: They can last about 200,000 hours while conventional bulbs last 1,000 to 2,000 hours. These advantages can come at an added cost, however. ConsumerReports.org compared strands of LED and conventional Christmas lights and declared the price difference a tossup, depending on the length of the strands. The study concluded you might not realize any savings if payback takes more than three 90-day seasons, the industry’s standard for how long a household may use the lights. Consumer Reports’ testers concluded that generally LEDs “can be a bit more expensive than incandescents,” but favored them overall. LEDs won two of the other three criteria involved in the review, energy use and durability; incandescents won on brightness. “LEDs are better for the environment; run much cooler, reducing fire risk; should last longer; and could save money eventually,” according to the report. “But it’s apt to take more than one holiday season for the savings to kick in.”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

first_imgMario Gotze has got Liverpool fans very excited by suggesting he would like to link up with former manager Jurgen Klopp.Klopp managed Gotze at Borussia Dortmund where they won the Bundesliga and got to the Champions League final before the winger joined Bayern Munich in 2013. After a mixed three years at the Allianz, he returned to Dortmund but has struggled with injury for the past two years.He missed out on Germany’s World Cup squad, despite scoring the winning goal in the 2014 final, and is now looking at ways to inject new life into his career.In the DANZ documentary ‘Being Mario Gotze’, he revealed he almost moved to Liverpool in 2016.He said: “I decided to leave Bayern and Klopp was interested in getting me to Liverpool. And I was also interested in working with him again.“It’s still existing. He is a world-class coach and that’s why it’s always an option. I decided to join Dortmund, but it was not a decision against Liverpool or Klopp. But on the contrary.”The Reds could look towards Gotze as an alternative to Nabil Fekir, whose £53m move from Lyon fell through.last_img read more

first_img silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Paul Scholes fills in for Royton Town (Twitter – @LMonsterAds) Despite showing off his quality against fellow Manchester League side Stockport Georgians, the 11-time title-winner was unable to prevent his team’s 1-0 defeat.Eighteen year-old Georgians Will Callan defender said: “I played left back and picked him up a few times on free kicks/ corners which was surreal.”“He was definitely the best player on the pitch, his passing was just as good as it was six or seven years ago.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY highlights Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal Not sure the tackling has improved, mindpic.twitter.com/M4ijmxJVzX— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) September 1, 2018After a hard-fought win, the Georgians tweeted: “Finally! 90 mins of hard graft and discipline from the 1st team sees us come away with the win against @RoytonTownFC. More than deserved and well overdue. The lad in midfield for them is one to look out for in the future though.”Asked if he had tried to get Scholes’ shirt at the end of the game, Callan replied: “We beat them 1-0 and he didn’t look too happy at the end of the game so I didn’t want to bother him!” possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 1 As if I’ve just played against Paul Scholes😧— will (@willcallan_) September 1, 2018When Callan was born, Scholes had already won three Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy, and was preparing to play for England in Euro 2000.“I’ve been a United season ticket holder for over 10 years so to play against someone who I’ve grown up watching was amazing,” Callan added. Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes stunned fans of 11th-tier side Royton Town by pulling on his boots to play during a player crisis.Scholes, 43, retired from the professional game in 2013, but was drafted in for his son Arron’s non-league team after they suffered a player shortage. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED impact REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

first_imgCounty Champions Coláiste AilighColáiste Ailigh’s footballers have lost out in their first ever Ulster final despite a brave performance at Celtic Park in Derry this evening.The Letterkenny boys took on a physically stronger, older Northern Regional College team from Magherafelt in the Ward Cup Final.And for most of the match, it looked as if the Donegal county champions were going to win out. But it just wasn’t their night.The Ailigh side went in at half-time five points up, winning 0-08 to 0-03 after dominating the game.Man of the match Odhrán Mac Fhionnghaile was superb, hitting some lovely scores from play and terrifying the Magherafelt defence.The Letterkenny school came out for the second half to face into a stiff breeze and duly hit three more scores to go eight points ahead. But the south Derry lads began to work their way back into the game, hitting three points of their own before half-back Michael Clarke sped through the Coláiste Ailigh defence and hit a stunning to goal to the net.Oisin Cassidy added a second goal to stun the Donegal lads, but McGinley and Jeac Mac Ceallabhuí hit points to restore a slender 0-14 to 2-07 lead with ten minutes left.The sides were tied with four minutes left; the game so tight that the PA match official announced there would be 10 minutes of extra time if it stayed all square.However the Derry lads physical advantage began to tell and they added a third goal to seal it.Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí’s side – the first county title winning team for the Irish language college – can hold their heads high and the 3-11 to 0-14 final score was a bit harsh on them. UNLUCKY COLÁISTE AILIGH LOSE OUT IN ULSTER DECIDER was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:CelticColaiste AilighletterkennymagherafeltparkWard Cup finalast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Pandor, the Office for Astronomy Development is potentially a breeding ground for African leaders in the field of astronomy and development, with many opportunities for volunteer, contract and part-time work at specific projects. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) signed an agreement concluding the selection process in Pretoria on Friday. The NRF is responsible for the SA Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, and the SA Square Kilometre Array project office. “Finding a home for the Office for Astronomy Development is the first step in the execution of the most ambitious global plan ever conceived in astronomy for development,” said IAU president Robert Williams. “On the behalf of the IAU, I congratulate the SAAO and wish the new Office for Astronomy Development every success in this exciting and important new venture.” SAAO director Phil Charles said they were delighted at the confidence expressed in them. “Astronomy is all about partnerships, and we look forward to strengthening those we already have, as well as to building new ones, as we use astronomy as a vehicle to introduce science and technology to a new generation. “South Africa has been visionary in exploiting the country’s natural strategic advantage in astronomy and using it as an integral part of its science and technology strategy,” Charles said. “We aim to show that the skies are not the limit.” Southern Africa currently boasts two of the world’s most advanced telescopes – Namibia’s High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. South Africa has also been short-listed, together with Australia, to host the most powerful radio telescope ever, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT), an SKA precursor telescope, is currently being built in South Africa’s Karoo region. Construction of a seven-dish MeerKAT prototype array was recently completed. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, speaking after the first announcement of South Africa’s winning bid in May, said the award “represents a boost to all our current astronomy-related activities, including our bid to host the SKA. South Africa beat about 20 countries in its bid to host the office, which will play a central role in coordinating and managing International Astronomical Union educational activities, as well as in recruiting and mobilising volunteers. The South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town will soon be host to the International Astronomical Union’s Office for Astronomy Development, which will play a key role in taking astronomy to the developing world. “South African universities will benefit from their proximity to the office, because of the opportunities for workshops and sharing of experiences.” Breeding ground 2 August 2010 It will give South Africans access to the biggest network for astronomy outreach and education in the world – a wonderful injection of energy into an already active and effective science education community. “Everyone is an astronomer at heart – all young people are curious about the universe and their part in it,” Pandor said. “It is not about turning people into professional astronomers; it’s about harnessing their natural curiosity about their environment and turning that into a desire to learn more.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material She said that one of the objectives of the office was to take astronomy into parts of the world where there was none at all, and the poor, rural parts of South Africa provided an ideal close location to test and validate projects for wider implementation.last_img read more

first_imgSix people, including a 19-year-old non-resident Indian (NRI) woman from Canada, would take diksha in Surat on Wednesday. Hada couple had a successful business in Mumbai, but decided to take diksha inspired by a relative. The total number of people who have taken diksha from Acharya Gunaratna Suriswarji will go up to 400 when these six are initiated into monkhood. Acharya Gunaratna Suriswarji will give them diksha, creating a record for him. The expenses for the whole ceremony will be borne by Nagori family and a few others.Read it at Nyoooz Related Itemslast_img

first_imgPune had a poor start as Khawaja lost his wicket when the Pune had a poor start as Khawaja lost his wicket when the score was 26 on the board in 2.2 overs. The dismissal, however, brought together Rahane and Tiwary, who played sensibly and took the bowling apart when required as they hit some exquisite shots to put together 106 runs for the second wicket. As usual, Rahane played a composed innings while Tiwary showed his attacking intent from the word go as he hit Parveez Rasool and Shane Watson for boundaries. Rahane came out with a plan and accumulated runs in singles and twos, and getting an odd boundaries here and there. He and Tiwary brought up their century stand in the 13th over. Early in his innings though, Rahane had a narrow escape when on four as he almost gave a catch to the diving Stuart Binny who reached to grab the ball which caressed his fingers. Thereafter, it was Tiwary and Rahane show until the former lost his wicket to Chahal when he was caught behind the stumps by K L Rahul. After breaking the century partnership of Tiwary and Rahane, RCB bounced back into the game by taking four wickets for 42 runs, considerably restricting Punes run flow. Watson was the main architect to bring RCB back by taking three wickets — that of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9), Rahane and George Bailey (0). Thisara Perera (14) was caught by Watson off Chris Jordan, who celebrated his first wicket for RCB. Rajat Bhatia (9 not out) and R Ashwin (10 not out) collected 16 runs off the last over bowled of Jordan. Ashwin tonked two huge sixes. PTI BDN PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget.Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young Award winner squandered a two-run lead with the Los Angeles Dodgers six outs from advancing to a fourth straight NL Championship Series.Pitching on full rest at home in relief of effective starter Walker Buehler in Game 5 of the Division Series against Washington, Kershaw gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto that tied it 3-all in the eighth inning.The wild-card Nationals won 7-3 after a grand slam in the 10th by former Dodger Howie Kendrick off Joe Kelly. And with that, the stunned Dodgers were sent home for the winter.“When you don’t win the last game of the season and you’re to blame for it, it’s not fun,” Kershaw said, his eyes red. “The main reason (it hurts) is the group of guys in this clubhouse. It’s a terrible feeling.”The 31-year-old Kershaw has been the heart and soul of the Dodgers almost since the time he arrived in Los Angeles as a highly touted prospect in 2008 at age 20. While his body of work in the regular season (169-74 with a 2.44 ERA) is practically unmatched, he is 9-11 with a 4.43 ERA and 24 home runs allowed in 32 postseason games, 25 starts.The ace left-hander entered Wednesday with two on in the seventh and struck out Adam Eaton on three pitches to end the inning.Kershaw, however, never got another out.“It might linger for a while,” he said. “I might not get over it. I don’t know. Spring training is going to come and I will have to be ready to pitch and do my job the best I can.”Kershaw also took the loss as a starter in Game 2 at home, when he gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.“I’m not going to shy away from it,” he said. “Everything people say is true right now about the postseason. I understand that. Nothing I can do about it right now. It’s a terrible feeling. It really is. I’m not going to hang my head. I will be here next year and try to do the same thing I try to do every single year.”The only other time Kershaw has served up home runs on successive pitches also came in the playoffs, when Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis connected for Arizona in 2017.If Rendon’s homer to pull the Nationals within a run was a jolt to the system, the long ball from Soto, deep into the seats in right-center, was the gut punch. Kershaw crouched on the mound before Soto’s drive even cleared the wall, removing his cap and turning his head to watch the ball land in the crowd.Lifted by manager Dave Roberts for right-hander Kenta Maeda, Kershaw walked to the dugout with his head down, void of expression. He sat on the bench alone, slumped and sagging for a while, looking at the ground.“It’s not on him at all,” Dodgers slugger Max Muncy said. “It’s on all of us. We’re a team. There are no individual performances here.”Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves after giving up back-to-back home runs to the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)During the regular season, Kershaw went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA and made his eighth All-Star team. He’s won five ERA titles, a pitching Triple Crown and the 2014 NL MVP award.But in October, it’s been a vastly different story.“He’s a pro. He’s probably the best pitcher of our generation, and for him to make himself available tonight, and got us out of a big spot right there,” Roberts said. “It just didn’t work out. There’s always going to be second-guessing when things don’t work out. I’ll take my chances on Clayton. … It’s a guy that I believe in, I trust, and it didn’t work out.”The Dodgers dominated all season while winning a franchise-best 106 games and their seventh straight NL West crown. Still, they remain without a World Series championship since 1988. And after losing the World Series finale on their home field each of the past two years, the Dodgers didn’t even get that far this time.Not even close, really.Washington was able to strike where Los Angeles was most vulnerable. The bullpen was a roller-coaster due to inconsistent seasons from Kelly and closer Kenley Jansen, even if it did finish with an NL-best 3.78 ERA.Buehler said he pitched with a heavy heart after his aunt died Monday. He struggled to fight back tears after the game.“Yeah, it’s hard,” Buehler said. “When you look at a Game 5, winner take all, and for it to work out like it did, it’s just different. It would be one thing if we went out there and got our (tail) beat, but that’s not how we felt this game happened.”By: Doug Padilla, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more