Lofa Pulls a Surprise Win

first_imgThe Wologisi Boys of Lofa County yesterday narrowly defeated Bopolu Boys of Gbarpolu 1-0 in a 121 minute challenging football encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Lofa’s sturdy skipper’s header in the 102th minute – 12th minute in the extra time qualified Lofa to join Bong and Bassa counties.Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, former Foreign Minister Augustus K. Ngafuan and LACE Executive Director Julius Sele were in the stands to cheer against Gbarpolu County.Gbarpolu’s goalie Jerry Vah was the man of the match owing to his exceptional saves, while skipper Kortu Brown managed the turf in the defense and aided in the midfield which gave his side an edge over Lofa in ball possession and attempt at goal.The Bopolu side through players Alvin Nyumah and Patrick Kamara blew their chances in front of the goal twice, in both halves, while Ahmed Fulkton would not twist his head to jab goalie Tanner and net a goal in the 46th minute.Lofa’s left winger Stephen Dunor was outstanding in dribbling but had very poor clinical tactics.Varkumah Dolley and Mamadee Traora also failed miserably due to faulty passes and less ball control.In the second half, Lofa replaced Jacob Korlor with Mamadee; Lasanna Kamara substituted Dolley and David Selma came in for Dunor.As for Gbarpolu, though they continued to control the ball and made some substitutions, cutting edge was still lacking. Players Paye Karpan substituted Taweh Zah; Alpanso Nah replaced Kamara and Ahmed sat for Vam Sanny.Vice President Boakai could not be reached for comment after the game, because immediately Lofa rattled the net, the Vice President happily left the field.The President of Liberia Business Association (LIBA) Dee Maxwell Kamayah thanked the players for the win and stressed that the county will only succeed in the County Meet, if the players are determined.On Wednesday, he gave the equivalent of US$1,200 to the team for preparation. Lofa County’s Steve Zargo also hailed the team.Gbarpolu County Superintendent Armah Sarnoh said their defeat to Lofa did not hurt much because Lofa gave birth to Gbarpolu.“It was mother and daughter game,” Mr. Sarnoh said.However, in the kickball version, Montserrado County whipped Grand Kru, 3-2 points and joined Nimba and Bassa for the semi-finals.Meanwhile, on Saturday the Putu girls and boys of Grand Gedeh are expected to lock horns with the Bopolu girls and Mesurado boys of Montserrado County for the last semifinals. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ward of State Among Three Recommended for Gallantry Award

first_img He said that 18-year-old ward Selana Reid, along with a caregiver at the home, and a young man, who saw the fire and came to assist, have been recommended for the Award for Gallantry at this year’s National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in October. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure at Monday’s (April 9) memorial service for Oneika McGrae and Anna Kaye Moreland, at the Faith Tabernacle Shiloh Apostolic Church on Lyndhurst Road. Three persons, including a ward of the State, are being considered for national honours for their acts of bravery during the fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety earlier this year that took the lives of two children and destroyed the Lyndhurst Crescent-based facility. Three persons, including a ward of the State, are being considered for national honours for their acts of bravery during the fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety earlier this year that took the lives of two children and destroyed the Lyndhurst Crescent-based facility.Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure at Monday’s (April 9) memorial service for Oneika McGrae and Anna Kaye Moreland, at the Faith Tabernacle Shiloh Apostolic Church on Lyndhurst Road.He said that 18-year-old ward Selana Reid, along with a caregiver at the home, and a young man, who saw the fire and came to assist, have been recommended for the Award for Gallantry at this year’s National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in October.He noted that the three saved lives by waking up the children, who were asleep, and helping them to escape the blaze.Scores of persons packed the church for the memorial service, including portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who read the first lesson, representatives of childcare agencies, family, friends and well-wishers.The State Minister, in expressing sorrow at the loss of lives, said he is heartened at the outpouring of love and support from the public in the wake of the tragedy.He noted that $9 million has already been donated for the rebuilding of the home in addition to other support for the children.Mr. Green urged Jamaicans to honour the lives of those who perished by doing more for children who are in need of care and protection.Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, who is Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew where the home is located, said “there is much goodness around us”, and this was evident in how the community came together to assist on the night of the fire.“The best of them came out, and they did what they could do for those children,” Dr. Phillips said, while calling for additional public support for the reconstruction of the home.Several other agencies and community persons addressed the function, including Director of Children and Family Programmes at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Audrey Budhi.Pastor at the Greater Grace Temple churches, Bishop Dr. C.A. Holdsworth, who contributed $10,000 towards the rebuilding of the facility, charged the congregation to “seize this opportunity to do something positive” for the nation’s children.last_img read more

Mitsui Co Takes 49 Pct Stake in BW Integrity FSRU

first_imgzoom Japan’s Mitsui & Co. has formed joint venture with gas shipping company BW Group Limited to own the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) BW Integrity.Mitsui & Co. has purchased a 49% share in BW Integrity, while BW continues to own a 51% share in the vessel. In line with the deal, BW will continue to provide commercial and technical management services for the vessel.The deal is expected to close as soon as the payment for the acquisition is completed, Mitsui said.This is the first FSRU project for Mitsui, and the first project for a Japanese company to participate in the LNG receiving infrastructure business in Pakistan.BW Integrity is currently in Port Qasim on a 15-year charter to PGP Consortium Limited (PGPC), to provide LNG regasification services at Pakistan’s second LNG import terminal. The demand for imported LNG in Pakistan is expected to grow steadily and reach 20 million tons per annum by 2022.“BW and Mitsui have a long history of close cooperation in many business areas and having Mitsui as a JV partner is a special relationship on which we hope to build for many years to come,” BW Group’s CEO Carsten Mortensen said.“The opportunity for us to enter the FSRU business is a very big step forward for our future business strategy. As an LNG receiving/regasification base project is an extension of the LNG shipping business area, it is important to acquire know-how of the FSRU business and to maintain effective relationships with partners like BW. I am convinced that this partnership will also greatly contribute to Mitsui &Co.’s gas sales strategy. I would like to continue to expand this business area firmly in the future,” Mitsui & Co.’s Chief Operating Officer of the Integrated Transportation Systems Business Unit II, Takeshi Setozaki said.BW’s first FSRU, the BW Singapore, is currently involved in a five-year contract providing LNG regasification and storage services in Sumed, Egypt.BW has a fleet of over 150 vessels, including 21 LNG carriers and FSRUs including newbuildings.Just two weeks ago, BW LNG welcomed two new MEGI LNG carriers into the fleet, BW Tulip and BW Lilac.The identical sisters were named at Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) two weeks ago and are the first two-stroke propulsion vessels in the fleet.last_img read more