Early Planning Will Improve Chances against Lesotho

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The national soccer team, Lone Star will begin its campaign to join Group C for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying series with a first game against Lesotho on May 18.Liberia must decide with Lesotho in a home and away and if successful then she joins Group C with Burkina Faso, Gabon, Angola and the winner of Kenya and Comoro Island’s match.Kenya and Comoro Islands fall in the same situation with Liberia and the only chance to qualify is for the two countries to fight for a place.Since the last Lone Star squad was dismissed, there has not been any new Lone Star formed. It was after their disappointing performance in the last Afcon. Thereafter, a local only side was built and when they also bowed to Senegal in the last home-based Afcon, they too were disbanded.Many soccer fans may be wondering the kind of players that will be assembled to ably defend the nation against Lesotho.The last members of the national team, who are currently the best of the cream, were insulted for being unpatriotic as well as uncommitted to the nation.So now that we have a little over two weeks for the game, it is hoped that Team Bility is gearing up for the challenge.Information gleaned from facebook reported FA President Musa Bility asking Liberians abroad to inform the LFA with news about Liberians doing well elsewhere in the world.Up to now, the committee set up by the LFA, under Ambassador George Manneh Weah to identify and select players as well as coaches for the national team has not been able to live up to its responsibilities.FA officials are mum on whether that committee is still relevant to its objectives.After all is said and done, early preparation, which includes an assembling of players and some test matches can provide a measure of understanding to improve the cohesiveness of the players to triumph over Lesotho to join Group C.last_img read more

ExxonMobil halts 3D seismic operations offshore Guyana

first_img…after Venezuelan military forces ship out of area …Govt condemns “hostile” act; to file complaint with UN…Opposition gives full support to Govt on sovereignty, territorial integrityBy Jarryl BryanExxonMobil’s local subsidiary has suspended the 3D seismic operations it started only a month ago in Guyana’s Stabroek Block after the appearance and approach of the Venezuelan military on Saturday forced the company’s seismic vessel to pack up shop and vacate the area.Exxon’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs Diedre MoeThe vessel in question is the Ramform Tethys, which is owned by Norwegian company Petroleum and Geo Services (PGS) and contracted by ExxonMobil to carry out tests and acquire seismic data. Speaking with Guyana Times, the company’s Senior Vice President, Bard Stenberg confirmed the encounter.“Our vessel, the Ramform Tethys, was approached by Venezuelan navy earlier today when it was working on a project offshore Guyana,” Stenberg stated. “We are operating in Guyana under the authority of the Guyana Government.”In addition, the executive noted that the company has all the necessary permits and documentation required to perform the seismic survey. But as a result of the Venezuelan navy’s approach, he noted that they had to stop what they were doing and head East.According to Stenberg, however, the Venezuelans have since withdrawn from the area the Norwegian vessel was located.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoHostileForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge in a broadcast condemned the actions of the Venezuelan military; actions he noted are both illegal and aggressive, having occurred in an exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Guyana.According to the Minister, ExxonMobil reported to them that the Venezuelans intercepted the Ramform Tethys at approximately 10:30h on Saturday morning. Greenidge noted that the vessel had a crew of 70 on board, including the captain.“The Government of Guyana rejects this illegal, aggressive and hostile act perpetrated by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela which once again demonstrates the real threat to Guyana’s economic development by its western neighbour; an act that violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country.”“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be bringing this latest act of illegality and blatant disrespect for Guyana’s sovereignty by Venezuela to the attention of the United Nations,” Greenidge said. “It is also in the process of informing the several Governments of the seventy crew members of the threat to their safety.”According to Greenidge, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will also receive formal communication from the Government of Guyana on the matter.Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday contacted Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge after receiving information about the incursion and interception of an ExxonMobil seismic vessel in Guyana’s waters by the Venezuelan military.Jagdeo noted that the Opposition gives its full support to the Government on any matter relating to infringement of Guyana’s sovereignty or territorial integrity.SuspendedForeign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeExxon’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs Diedre Moe revealed in a statement that in the wake of the incident the oil company has decided to suspend its seismic operations in the Stabroek block.“3D seismic data acquisition of the western portion of the Stabroek Block began this month,” she explained. “At this time, seismic operations on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana have been paused until they can be safely continued.”According to Moe, the oil company’s main concern is for the safety of the  Ramform Tethys crew members and others who may be in the area. She noted, however, that ExxonMobil is in communication with the necessary authorities.This incident comes at a time when Guyana has an ongoing territorial integrity case with Venezuela. Since Guyana submitted its memorial on Jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month, a date was in turn set a date for the Venezuelan Government to submit its own counter memorial.This was revealed only a few weeks ago by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, during his contribution to the budget debates. According to the Minister, April 18, 2019 has been set for Venezuela to submit its counter memorial.When US oil giant ExxonMobil announced the first of multiple oil finds in local waters in 2015, Venezuela renewed its claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory. Venezuela has been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed claims to the Essequibo region.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but it failed to achieve a solution to the controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating.Sir Shridath Ramphal and Ambassador Audrey Waddell are assisting Minister Greenidge. The United States has since announced that it supports Guyana’s case.last_img read more

Community members walk in memory of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

first_imgPhoto: A group marches in memory of missing and murdered aboriginal women – C. Wilkerson/Energeticcity.caA group of men and women walked from Centennial Park to City Hall in Fort St. John today in memory of missing and murdered aboriginal women.- Advertisement – The group did the march, as well as a balloon release, to raise awareness of the Sisters in Spirit Campaign. Dave Terry, one of the organizers of today’s event, said he was compelled to get involved after seeing female relatives and friends die as a result of this type of violence. [asset|aid=460|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cc0a4f2ab64672776da988d94dc76218-Dave Terry -1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The campaign represents an initiative by the Native Women’s Association of Canada to educate the public on racialized and sexualized violence against Aboriginal women and push for changes to the way government and community deals with those acts.last_img read more

Arnold, foes are focusing on core supporters at polls

first_img Schwarzenegger’s agenda has inflamed Democrats and public employee unions, who view it as a Republican power grab and threat to their political influence. Those groups have been busy with their own grass-roots campaign, walking precincts in an effort to stir interest. They have sent hundreds of representatives to knock on doors. The street-level campaign against Schwarzenegger’s proposals is important but is being supplemented by direct mail and television and radio commercials, said Gale Kaufman, chief strategist for Assembly Democrats and the California Teachers Association. “You think about who are the voters who always come out and vote,” she said. “You make sure you’ve communicated with them in some fashion. You hear a lot about the swing votes and people on the margin. We just try to do the best job we can to make sure we are talking to people who most likely will vote.” California has had four statewide special elections since 1910. In only one – the 2003 recall of former Gov. Gray Davis – did more than 50 percent of voters go to the polls. Turnout in that election was 61 percent, but many political experts consider interest in the recall election a one-time event. It played on widespread discontent with California politics and featured a cast of potential replacements that included Schwarzenegger, political commentator Arianna Huffington, actor Gary Coleman and a porn actress. More likely barometers for this year are the turnouts during special elections of the distant past: 1993, 36 percent; 1979, 37 percent; and 1973, 47 percent. “Based on what people have been telling us, I expect a low turnout,” said Mark Baldassare, poll director for the Public Policy Institute of California. “By historical standards, that’s somewhere below 40 percent.” The Secretary of State’s Office has yet to provide an official estimate. Several factors make such a prediction difficult this year. One is the increasing number of California voters who opt to cast absentee ballots. The ballot also contains a pair of highly polarizing initiatives: one restricting minors’ access to abortions is expected to motivate conservative voters, while the one restricting the use of union dues for political purposes is expected to mobilize union members. “The truth is that everyone in political consulting has an opinion on this, and no one really knows,” said Mike Murphy, chief strategist for Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Team. “Anyone who says they know is either lying or is crazy.” 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Schwarzenegger’s special election has failed to catch on with most California voters. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released late last month found that a third of voters are not following news of the election, which is expected to cost the state $52 million to $55 million. About 53 percent of voters disapprove of it, especially when told of the cost. The Republican governor called the special election in June to place three measures before voters: a state spending cap that also would give the governor the authority to make midyear cuts; a chance to redraw the districts of state lawmakers and congressional representatives; and a longer probationary period for teachers. He since has endorsed another initiative that seeks to limit the amount of money unions can use for political purposes. Four other measures on the ballot seek to restrict abortions among minors, re-regulate the energy market and lower prescription drug prices. The centerpiece of Schwarzenegger’s get-out-the-vote effort is a sophisticated marketing program that targets millions of California voters. Based on a survey of 12,000 voters – about 10 times the average poll sample – the governor’s team expects to isolate small groups of voters they believe will be receptive to specific messages. The survey results will become the focus of more than 10 million targeted mailing pieces, as well as phone calls and efforts to talk with voters in person. SACRAMENTO – Despite raising tens of millions of dollars in campaign donations, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his opponents will likely be preaching to selective audiences as they try to mobilize voters for the November special election. The 2003 recall that swept Schwarzenegger into office drew a turnout of greater than 60 percent, but the percentage of voters heading to the polls on Nov. 8 is expected to be far lower, perhaps by more than 20 percentage points. That prospect has left both sides focusing on their core supporters, hoping targeted campaign pitches will motive enough of them to the polls to sway the election in their favor. “Both sides believe that their supporters are more motivated,” Republican strategist Dan Schnur said. “It’s impossible to guess who is right, but we’ll know on election day.” last_img read more

New Israeli party leader to leave coalition

first_img160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Peres led Labor into a coalition with Sharon’s hard-line Likud Party this year to provide the support necessary to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. Withdrawal opponents in Likud had threatened to stop the plan, and without Labor, the pullout would have likely failed. With the withdrawal completed, Peretz says there’s no reason for Labor to stay in a government he accuses of pursuing unfettered capitalism. Sharon called Peretz to congratulate him, and Peretz proposed a meeting next week to discuss early elections. The next elections are scheduled in November 2006, but with Likud still divided, a Labor defection could force Sharon to call an early vote. The surprise victory by Peretz, 53, reflected deep discontent with the country’s European-descended elite, which founded Labor and has dominated the party from the outset. Peretz, who grew up poor in an outlying Israeli desert town, has now wrested control of that elite’s most hallowed institution. Politicians and commentators deemed the upset victory as Israel’s biggest political development since 1977, when Labor first lost power after 29 years of unchallenged rule. “It’s not an upheaval, it’s a revolution,” political commentator Daniel Ben-Simon said. JERUSALEM – Israel’s new Labor Party leader, union boss Amir Peretz, said Thursday he will move quickly to pull the party out of the governing coalition, setting the stage for early elections. Peretz captured the party leadership early Thursday with a shocking victory over party stalwart Shimon Peres in a nationwide primary. The takeover of Labor, a bastion of the European-born elite, by the Moroccan-born Peretz was hailed as a watershed moment in Israeli politics. Peretz promised to “separate” Labor from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s government and return to the opposition. He is much more dovish than Sharon in dealing with the Palestinians and also has opposed the cuts in social spending by the current government. “The ability of the Labor Party to become an alternative to the rulers can be fulfilled only if we return to ourselves. The dependency on the Likud distorts the identity of the Labor Party,” he said. last_img read more


first_imgANOTHER storm is on the way, and another one after that – and another one after that!Met Eireann has issued an Orange Alert for parts of the country for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.However Donegal will again escape the worst with a less serious Yellow Alert for here. Wind gusts of up to 100km/hr are expected but it will also bring more rain and Met Eireann has issued a flood warning as already saturated areas struggle to cope with yet more water.Another Atlantic storm will crash ashore on Friday night and Saturday – with another massive low pressure due again on Monday.Here’s the latest Met Eireann Yellow Alert:Wind Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary Another Atlantic storm depression will approach Ireland later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Southeast to east winds of mean speeds 55 to 70km/h., will gust 85 to 100 km/h., at times. Heavy rain or showers are also expected and with the water table so high, some river flooding is likely.Issued:Monday 03 February 2014 21:00Valid:Tuesday 04 February 2014 15:00 to Wednesday 05 February 2014 09:00 NEW WEATHER WARNING ALERT FOR DONEGAL AS STORMS JUST KEEP COMING was last modified: February 4th, 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:donegalforecastrainweather alertwindsyellow warninglast_img read more

Funeral of tragic motorcyclist Eddie to take place this Monday

first_imgThe funeral of much-loved Inishowen man Eddie McIntyre will take on Monday.Mr McIntyre, who owned the 19th Hole bar at Bridgend, was tragically killed while riding his motorbike at Fahan on Wednesday evening last.His remains will be reposing at the family home from 11am today at Craigtown, Fahan. His funeral takes place on Monday morning 9th July at 10.15am going to St Mura’s church, Fahan for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Tributes have flowed in for Mr McInytre who was described as much-loved member of the local community.He was the sixth person to die on Donegal’s roads so far this year.Funeral of tragic motorcyclist Eddie to take place this Monday was last modified: July 9th, 2018 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:Eddie McIntyreFahanfunerallast_img read more

49ers buzz: Monday’s fallout after blowout loss in Seattle

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Running back Matt Breida’s breakout season is on hold, at least for this week when the 49ers host the Denver Broncos.“Same ankle, different sprain,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday, a day after Breida was limited to 10 snaps in a 43-16 loss at Seattle.Thus, in a season in which they’ve scoured their depth chart for next-men-up, the 49ers likely will rely on Jeff Wilson Jr., an undrafted rookie that …last_img read more

Model Brazilian Curl Braid – This is really good, I use it for crochet and it lasts

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-04-20 11:45:06Reviewed Item Model Model Brazilian Curl Braid. Colour 1B . 20″Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  14  reviews Arrived before the estimated delivery date. Very happy with my purchase as the hair is lovely and soft. Would be great for plaits or twists. I styled mine like the model in the picture and received many compliments. Looks really natural and would recommend 1-2 packs for a full head. The only thing i would suggest is that if the hair is not styled in plaits or twists then tie up at night to prevent the hair getting tangled. I will be buying more packs soon and would definitely recommend buying it. I really have no complaints about these. They are very soft and nice in quality. I wear these for six weeks, only redoing the front once as my edge started to grow out. Looks ok, but tangles quickly. I bought it from hair2buy, i love the braids. I bought colour 1b/30 and used it for crotchet braids. Good buy but tangles very quickly. Nice braids, soft doesnot tangle and lasts long really used it yet but am sure i will love it. So soft and long as well 😊 Four Starscenter_img Posted on April 20, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Model A very true representation of the image and quality displayed. This is definitely going to be a repeated purchase. Nice braids , soft doesnot tangle and lasts long, but small bundles. Consider ordering an extra pack or 2. I haven’t really used it yet but am sure i will love it. So soft and long as well 😊. This is really good, i use it for crochet and it lasts me at least six weeks a ago. Its light and soft and feels really silky. Just note that the longer you leave it in your hair the thicker it becomes and does tend to tangle a little. You just have to care for it and spray it with a moisture spray and detangle with your fingers. You get a bit mugged of with the delievery charge, you pay about £3. 90 but the company packages it as a large letter which is £1. It’s a great product though and the curls stay in for a long time. Good quality and prompt delivery. Features of Model Model Brazilian Curl Braid. Colour 1B . 20″curling iron safecurling iron safe Excellent service by hair2buy. Impromptu next day delivery, communication was great. Been a regular customer for 6+ months and couldn’t be more pleased with the service and product. A tip: if using for crochet braids, be sure to doctor the hair up with a bit of mousse before installing; less frizz and no flyaways. Recommend both product and provider. last_img read more

How to Capture Great ADR With Audition

first_imgNoise happens. When it’s time to get into the studio and dub some dialogue, here’s how to nail down your ADR with Audition.Featured image from Disney Digital StudioThere are a whole host of reasons of how and why audio becomes useless and you need ADR. Let’s take a look at the process and how Audition fits into it.Automated Dialogue ReplacementADR, or Audio Dialogue Replacement, is the process of adding additional recording to supplement the original recording. This process is also called dubbing and it usually takes place when dialogue lines from the previously captured production audio are too noisy and undistinguishable.Here’s an easy to follow ADR breakdown from Filmmaker IQ.Audition’s Automatic Speech Alignment tool can help be incredibly helpful to the ADR process. As Larry Jordan shows us in this next video, you can use the Automatic Speech Alignment in Audition to help sync the original production audio and the ADR together quickly and easily.If you edit your productions in Premiere Pro, then chances are you know how to integrate Audition and Automatic Speech Alignment into your workflow. However, if you’re new to Premiere Pro, then follow this simple step-by-step guide from Peachpit TV.What’s your ADR workflow? What tools do you incorporate into the process? Share your knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more