Man Brutally Beaten, Found Dead

first_imgA former employee of ArcelorMittal Liberia, identified as Joseph T. Wee, was found dead last Thursday, April 21 at the Barnersville junction in Gardnersville.Wee, who was in his early 30s, was found with wounds on several parts of his body, including the ears, nose, mouth and eyes. His body was badly beaten with what was described as blunt force.Residents said Wee succumbed to the severe beating by an angry mob and afterwards, his body was placed in the middle of the road to appear as if was killed in an accident.During a search of his body, the forensic team from the Liberia National Police found a wallet containing L$160, an ATM card and an ArcelorMittal Liberia I.D. card.One of the deceased’s shoes was missing; and since there were no traces of blood where he was found, residents of the area assumed that it was highly likely that he might have been killed elsewhere and the body abandoned at Barnersville junction.Meanwhile, Hesta Baker-Pearson, Communications Director of ArcelorMittal Liberia, told the Daily Observer that Wee left the company in January 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Green Gold to Partner with Bomi Community College

first_imgGreen Gold Liberia, a sustainable, ecologically friendly fuel source company has expressed the interest to team up with Bomi County Community College (BCCC) to let agriculture students train in the dependable supply of biomass for bio-briquette production to replace tree charcoal as energy source for household and commercial consumption.Presenting two laptop computers to Dr. Zobong Norman, President of BCCC yesterday at Green Gold’s headquarters in VOA, outside Monrovia, Mr. Morris Dougba, sales and marketing manager said the modest donation is to demonstrate his company’s willingness to partner with BCCC.“We intend to establish a sustainable, economically friendly fuel source by utilizing biomass items, such as corn cobs, sugarcane, peanut shells, coconut husk, rice husk and waste by-products from beer refinery and palm oil industry, to make bio-briquettes,” Dougba said.He said the effort is to protect the environment by reducing the excessive use of charcoal and firewood, “and to provide education to rural communities to use more environment-friendly energy that would be produced by Green Gold Liberia.”Mr. Dougba said his company expects to begin production of affordable coal from cassava peels, coconut husk, rice husk, among other waste products, next week. He noted that the product from his company will have longer burning time, cheaper, faster cooking, ecological friendly and will be sustainable in three pillars.“These are in the areas of social impact, the environment and the economy and can also be used to create new jobs in rural areas as well as training households and craftsmen, particularly youth and women to use the renewable energy source,” he stated.Dougba added that his company will also manufacture improved stoves and produce reusable bags.“We’ll also partner with communal farms to provide jobs, training and development of agriculture and ensure adequate and dependable supply of biomass for bio-briquette production and consumption,” he said. Dougba said twelve women in the VOA community will gain employment and be trained initially, since the company will eventually develop communal micro businesses to help in the marketing of coals produced by Green Gold Limited.Responding, BCCC President Norman expressed Bomi County’s appreciation for the partnership that would provide education for agriculture students into a new discipline as the knowledge will contribute to their social development through the creation of new jobs for them.“My administration is also grateful for your donation of the two lap top computers and the partnership deal that would help our agriculture students gain increased knowledge,” he stated.It may be recalled that BCCC, through Plan International, recently held a three-day climate change seminar for agriculture students at the college’s campus in Tubmanburg. Among other sectors examined included agriculture, lands, mines and energy, meteorology/hydrology, forestry, health and fisheries.In a related development, President Norman commended the United States Embassy, near Monrovia for the donation of a DELL laptop Precision M48000 with bag to be used by the BCCC.“We are grateful to all our donors in our determination to provide a healthy learning environment for our students and therefore we say thank you,” Dr. Norman said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kabras v Homeboyz tops Kenya Cup action

first_imgThe two clash once again on Saturday in Kakamega, with Kabras under the tutelage of South African tactician Henley du Plessis on top of their game with an enviable nine-match winning streak.“What’s inspiring so far in the season, is the level of commitment shown by the Kenyan players, rugby is really picking up and the skills of the players have improved. Our next month is an uphill battle but I think the boys are ready for it. They are very disciplined and that is a core value if a team is to be successful. We are very strict on the discipline,” du Plessis told took victory over Kenya Harlequins last weekend, in what was termed as their toughest test this season, and they look to keep the hunt against Homeboyz.Kabras Sugar’s Kevin Keegan wheels away to score a try during their Kenya Cup clash against Kenya Harlequins at the RFUEA Ground on February 9, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDu Plessis has made only two changes from the team that won against Quins. Winger Felix Ayange and lock Charlton Mokua are recalled to the starting line-up taking over from Paul Abuto who will start on the bench and Brian Juma who is not in the match day squad.The tactician will look on to the inspiration from sensational Ugandan Philip Wokarach who has been in sizzling form for the Kakamega based side this season.Meanwhile, sixth placed Homebozy will look for inspiration from within to charge for a place in the play-offs.The Simon Odongo coached side will be boosted with the availability of burly eighth man Joshua Chisanga who has been included in the 23-man squad but will start off the bench.Chisanga has not featured for Homeboyz this season after several months in Poland and interestingly, the last time he featured for the side was during the semi-finals against Kabras last season.“His return is timely and will help us a lot. You can’t replace his experience. He has recovered from an ankle injury during the repechage,” Homeboyz tactician Odongo told RagaHouse.In the other interesting fixture of the weekend, Nakuru RFC will face siblings Menengai Oilers in the Nakuru Derby at the Nakuru Athletic Club, alias ‘Suguta Valley’.Nakuru RFC players hurdle together for a prayer before a past matchNakuru who are in the risk of missing out a place in the play-off for a second consecutive season will welcome back Kenyan international Oscar Ouma who is set to play his first 15s game for Wanyore in close to two years.Ouma pairs Tyson Asiago at midfield as Hannington Wabwire and Walter Okoth start on the wings. Crispin Onyango is at fullback while Martin Muita will be the team’s joint.Oilers lost 22-24 to Impala Saracens on matchday 9 and are also desperate for results to avoid dropping to the relegation zone in their maiden Kenya Cup campaign.Kenya 7s international Harold Anduvate replaces Aziz Annan in the match day squad and will skipper the team while Derrick Keyoga comes in for Peter Wanjala on the right wing.Elsewhere at the Lions Den in Nairobi, defending champions KCB will take Impala as they look to keep their hold on second position and a probable haul at first if they win and Kabras fall to Homeboyz in Kakamega.Head coach Curtis Olago has made four changes from the side that beat Strathmore last weekend.Kenya Simbas’ Davis Chenge with teammates during a past training session PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaKenya Simbas skipper Davies Chenge is up for his first start since the Rugby World Cup repechage and replaces Nick Ongeri in the second row. The latter also played his first game last weekend since last season’s Kenya Cup final.Scrum-half Samuel Asati replaces Michael Wanjala (bench), Essau Otieno comes in for Brian Omondi (bench) as the second five-eighth while Kenya 7s captain Jacob Ojee starts on the blind wing replacing Stafford Abeka.Felix Ojoo is back on the blind-side swapping with Brian Nyikuli (bench).Impala will meanwhile hand Ugandan Saul Kivumbi his maiden appearance and he will start from the bench alongside Edmund Anya, Richard Sidindi and Kevin Okeyo.Sammy Oliech is back to the fray after sitting out in the win over Oilers and takes over from Sidindi at fullback as Xavier Bett starts at fly-half to see Antony Nyandigisi move to midfield and Samson Onsomu traditionally at number 9.The only front-row change sees Davies Makori replaces Edwin Gatungo (bench). In the backline, Derrick Mayar (blind wing) replaces Bradley Ochieng.-Additional information courtesy Raga HouseKenya Cup weekend fixtures:Mwamba vs Mean Machine- 2pm The DenKCB vs Impala -4pm The DenNondies vs Strathmore Leos -NondiesKabras Sugar vs Homeboyz -KakamegaBlak Blad vs Kenya Harlequin -KUNakuru vs Menengai Oilers -NAC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kabras Sugar’s Dan Sikuta tries to evade a challenge from a Homeboyz player as Augustine Lugonzo watches on. PHOTO/Raga HouseNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Unbeaten Kabras Sugar will look to keep their invincible form intact when the Kenya Cup action enters match week 10, but they should be keeping caution as the side they face in Kakamega, Homeboyz RFC, was one of the only two teams to inflict defeat on them last season.Homeboyz beat Kabras 30-12 on match day eight at their Kakamega backyard, but the latter managed to bounce back when the two clashed again in the semi-finals winning 29-13 in Nairobi.last_img read more

Misfiring Gunners lack confidence

first_imgIt was Arsenal’s first home loss at this stage of Europe’s elite club competition since Inter Milan won at the Gunners’ old Highbury stadium in 2003.The Emirates faithful responded by booing their team off the pitch at full-time. With frustration growing among the Arsenal fanbase after seven trophy-less years, there are certain to be some difficult questions for Wenger at the club’s annual general meeting on Thursday.Coming just five days after Arsenal produced an equally tame display in a 1-0 loss at struggling Norwich in the Premier League, this lacklustre effort prompted Bould to concede his team was stuck in a rut.“We haven’t played anything like we can, that’s the big disappointment,” Bould said.“We looked jaded. I don’t know why that is. We don’t look confident on the ball at the moment.“It’s not what we are accustomed to. We normally create chances and we need to correct that.“We lack a bit of confidence for whatever reason, but it’s a tough competition. They are a good side.”Bould believes Arsenal’s already fragile confidence is taking a major dent whenever they concede the first goal at present and he hinted changes could be made for Saturday’s clash against QPR.That would likely mean a first appearance for 18 months for England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is returning from a series of injuries. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also feature after a hip injury.“In the West Ham game we looked really sharp but since returning from the internationals we’ve looked jaded. We need to pick it up again,” Bould said.“Scoring first will be a major plus for us at the minute. We’ve gone behind in the last five games or so and coming back can be hard at times.“One or two might need freshening up on Saturday. Jack and Alex could be available.”Coming up in the group stages is a tricky trip to Schalke up next and an away game at Olympiakos, where Arsenal have lost in the past. Bould acknowledged the Gunners will have to improve to qualify.“Of course they are frustrated. We are as well. We don’t like losing games,” he added.“We have got nine points to play for and wherever we get the points from doesn’t matter. We will perform a damn sight better than this in the next match.”Meanwhile, Schalke coach Huub Stevens claimed his side’s impressive display didn’t mean they were favourites to maintain their one-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the group.“Arsenal is the favourite in this group. When they have all the players fit they are the favourites,” he said.“We have won two games on the road and we have seven points. I have to be happy but there is still a long way to go.“We will have a chance when Arsenal come to Schalke but we must play better than in the first half here.”Although Stevens insisted Schalke’s victory was well deserved, he conceded they should have made their dominance pay much earlier than the final 14 minutes.“At the start we were a bit cagey and had too much respect for Arsenal. We didn’t show enough courage. They were the better team in the first half,” he added.“But we didn’t allow any chances and in the second half we gave the right answer. We can say 2-0 was a deserved win for us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, October 25 – Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould admitted the Gunners are short of confidence and energy after Schalke inflicted their first home defeat in the Champions League group stages for nine years.Arsene Wenger’s side were out-fought and out-thought by Schalke as late goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay secured a shock 2-0 victory on Wednesday that took the Germans top of Group B.last_img read more

Stars skipper Wanyama robbed clean

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, November 25- Harambee Stars captain and Southampton star, Victor Wanyama’s house was broken into Tuesday night when he was on Saint’s duty and robbed clean according to reports from England.During the breaking, property worth millions of shillings including his prized Range Rover Sport worth an estimated Sh8m, electronics, designer clothing and jewellery was carted away by the burglars who took advantage of his absence for their English Premier League (EPL) clash away to Aston Villa that ended in a 1-1 draw. “He has confirmed the incident but at this time, he’s too distraught to comment on it,” a close friend confided to Capital Sport when the news broke on online media.Having arrived to the team hotel a day before the Villa Park game, Wanyama travelled to Villa Park where a late Nathaniel Clyne goal salvaged a point late on in the game before returning home to find the shocking robbery.Wanyama who is enjoying an extended run in Ronald Koeman’s side with three goals so far this season after completing his 10 million pound move from Celtic is not the only high earning EPL star to have fallen victim to burglars when on domestic or European duty.Everton defender Phil Jaglieka (2009), Arsenal’s Theo Walcott (2011), Liverpool skipper Stephen Gerrard, former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole (2011) and Frank Lampard (2005) all former or serving England internationals have fallen victim to a gang said to target EPL players.Former Arsenal players Nwankwo Kanu and Marc Overmars had homes in North London targeted as well as record scorer, Thierry Henry, who’s cleaner was tied up by thieves during a raid at his home in Hampstead when he played for the club have also been robbed.last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 19

first_imgThis Tuesday morning on Sportsday we bring you all of the big news from the world of sport including how Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the “vast majority” of summer and winter Olympic sports, according to a new report.We also look back on yesterday’s Tour de France action and discuss England’s squad for the second Test against Pakistan which starts on Friday at Old Trafford. All brought to you by Jake Robson and the team.last_img

Impressive Derby win for Castlefin Celtic

first_imgPremier Division Castlefin Celtic made the short trip to Division One neighbours Ballybofey Utd’s excellent new facilities at Dreenan for this Ulster Cup clash and came away with a place in the next round comfortable secured with an impressive victory.  Ballybofey United 0 Castlefin Celtic 5By Charlie Collins at Dreenan  The home side had an early chance when Castlefin keeper Chris O’Donnell could only parry Mark Griffen’s well struck free-kick but Jude Patton’s follow-up went straight into the keeper’s hands in the 12th minute.The visitors went ahead in the16th minute, Corey Lee Bogan’s cracker from 35 yards crashed off the crossbar and a corner resulted , Emmet White’s excellent low curling effort ended up in the home net with a hint of a deflection on the way.Ten minutes later Ballybofey Utd had another chance , Griffen’s free found Ronan McMenamin but the defender couldn’t control his header.Two minutes later it was 0-2. A good build-up from their own half brought Castlefin deep inside the home defence and allowed Raymond Foy to let flew from 25 yards and into the far bottom corner. Later in the half Castlefin’s Shane Gallagher was almost in but just lost control at the vital moment while at the other end Mark Griffen shot just across goal, it remained 0-2 at the break.In the 47th minute Griffen latched onto a fine Michael Lynch pass and although the angle was tight forced a good save from Chris Patton , from the resulting corner Shaun McGowan’s header flew over the crossbar.The home side enjoyed their best spell of the game after this. Sub Brian Lafferty shot just wide and Griffen sent another dangerous cross across the six yard line. Castlefin Celtic upped their game again and after Foy had hit the post in the 66th minute they scored again four minutes later.With the home team appealing for offside Referee Mick Lagan waved play on and Ronan Tourish supplied a super finish to Shane Gallagher’s excellent cross to make it 0-3 and game over. Sub Barry Tourish clipped a post and then Emmet White pounced on a defensive mistake to coolly slot the ball to the net, 0-4. Both teams introduced a number of replacements with Castlefin youngsters Reece Gallagher and Jordan McKinney impressing in the latter stages. Mc Kinney’s flicked pass sent Barry Tourish away and his return pass set up the young who shot just over.In the final moments Tourish set up Recce Gallagher and he made no mistake from 14 yards to round off an impressive 0-5 away win and a place in the next round of the Ulster Cup.Ballybofey United:  Chris Patton , Gavin Doherty , Paul Kelly , Ronan McMenamin, Shaun McGowan, John Lynch, Niall McCluskey (Brian Lafferty h/t), Calvin O’Brien (Colin Kerens 62), Jude Patton ( Jack Duffy 70), Michael Lynch , Mark Griffen (Odhran Byrne 75). Castlefin Celtic: Chris O’Donnell, Brian Dooher , Marty Owens , Michael Dunnion, Chris Bryson , Raymond Foy , Emmet White , Corey Lee Bogan ( Reece Gallagher 75), Steven Roulstone ( Barry Tourish 70),  Ronan Tourish (Jordan McKinney 80),  Shane Gallagher.Referee: Mick Lagan.Impressive Derby win for Castlefin Celtic was last modified: November 24th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Chelsea forward insists there’s ‘no chance’ he will stay due to current role

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY The Europa League is where he has shined, though, as he has nine goals in nine appearances.This included a hat-trick on Thursday to help Chelsea through to the quarter-finals of the competition.The 32-year-old says he is a competitor and eager to prove he still deserves a starting spot in the team.When asked if he’d be willing to remain a role player due to his advancing age, Giroud said: “No. No chance. I’m a competitor.“I’m 32 but I’m still young. I feel very well physically. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Giroud scored a hat-trick in the Europa League Olivier Giroud insists there is “no chance” he will be satisfied with continuing to play in a backup role at Chelsea.Giroud has made 20 Premier League appearances for the Blues this season but 14 have come from the bench and he has just one goal. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “When I do the tests on the treadmill I have to say that I have one of the best tests (at the club).“I have the motivation to carry on. Some of the boys asked me why I didn’t retire with the national team after the World Cup.“But I’m still hungry and I know how much I will miss football after my career.“I want more and more. I think I have a few nice years in front of me.”Giroud hopes to win more trophies after helping France to lift the World Cup last summer. BEST OF LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED Olivier Giroud wants to be a regular starter huge blow REVEALED no dice ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ The ex-Arsenal star said: “I have been through a lot of tough moments in my career. I just want to enjoy playing football after winning the World Cup last summer.“I want to play every single game and to be happy on the pitch. But I am not picking the team, the manager makes some choices.“I play in the Europa League and I am happy to help the team to go through the stages, step by step. The target is clearly to win it.“The (Premier League) is another thing, you know?“Now we don’t know about the future – who can say? We’ll see.”last_img read more

Mobile Order Rolling Out to Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Restaurants

first_imgShare This!One of the best things that the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced is the Mobile Ordering option. It is so easy to go into the My Disney Experience app, figure out what food and beverage options you want, and then place your order. Oh and the best part is you get to avoid the long lines of Guests waiting to order food.I remember one time, there was a line for Aloha Isle that would have at least taken me 15 minutes to wait in. I pulled out the app while I was waiting in line at the Enchanted Tiki Room, worked on my order and when I exited the attraction, my dole whip was ready to go.Up to right now, Mobile Order was only available at the Walt Disney World theme park counter service restaurants and D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs. Also, when Spyglass Grill and Centertown Market debuted at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, they were also added to the line up.Soon, there will be a few more Walt Disney World Resort Hotel counter service restaurants added to the mix. They will include Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.Those using mobile order can only pay with credit or debit cards. Don’t forget that those on the Disney Dining Plan can redeem your meals and snacks through Mobile Order too. Cash and gift cards are not accepted via mobile order.The new dining options will roll out on Mobile Order over the next few months.Have you tried Mobile Ordering? What did you think?last_img read more

Top stories: Emotional colors, a Machu Picchu mystery, and the battle to save Alaska’s salmon

first_img Top stories: Emotional colors, a Machu Picchu mystery, and the battle to save Alaska’s salmon By Eva FrederickSep. 27, 2019 , 3:10 PM (left to right): LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/SUTTERSTOCK.COM; RUALDO MENEGAT; WARREN CORNWALL center_img Researchers can guess where you’re from by how colors make you feelWhether you see red, feel blue, or go green with envy may depend on what country you call home, a new study suggests. And when given data on how a person associated colors with emotions, researchers could correctly predict where they were from 80% of the time.Machu Picchu was built over major fault zones. 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One simple answer, researchers now suggest, is that that’s where building materials for the site—large amounts of already fractured rock—were readily available.How a salmon scientist got hooked into a battle over the world’s largest gold mineA massive gold mine proposed for the sockeye salmon spawning grounds of southwestern Alaska could bring in hundreds of billions of dollars and employ more than 1000 people—but opponents argue the mine poses long-term risks to the area’s salmon runs, including toxic runoff and habitat destruction. Daniel Schindler, an aquatic ecologist and a second-generation environmental activist, is on the front lines of the fight.Can you spot the duplicates? Critics say these photos of lionfish point to fraudOona Lönnstedt, a marine biologist formerly at Uppsala University in Sweden, was fired for making up data in a 2016 Science paper on microplastics and fish larvae. Now, photographs she and colleagues have posted to the Biology Letters website raise fresh questions about whether the group committed an earlier fraud.Quantum computer bests all conventional computers in first claim of ‘supremacy’The age of quantum computing may have begun not with a flashy press conference, but with an internet leak. According to a paper posted briefly—and presumably mistakenly—to a lab site, physicists at Google have used a quantum computer to perform a calculation that would overwhelm the world’s best conventional supercomputer. Although the specific computation has no known use, the result means scientists have passed a milestone known as “quantum supremacy.”last_img read more