Ellen Submits 4 Oil Blocks

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has submitted four undrilled offshore petroleum exploration blocks (LB-6, LB-7, LB-16 and LB-17) to the members of the House of Representatives for ratification.In the President’s letter dated October 7, but was read and discussed yesterday – the 13th and last day of sitting of the 5th Session of the Legislature, she said LB-6 and LB-7 were awarded to Kosmos Energy – an American international oil company that successfully discovered the Jubilee Oil fields in Ghana.The President also told the lawmakers that LB-17 is awarded to A-Z Petroleum, a Nigerian Oil Company and Liberia Oil & Gas Company (a company wholly-owned by some Liberian citizens.)“Accordingly, we are pleased to submit to you three PSCs for the remaining blocks made available during the Liberia Basin Bid Round 2014,” the President’s letter said.She reminded the legislators that the bid round was transparent, competitive, achieved maximum benefits for Liberia, and in accordance with best international practices.“The bid round was conducted with assistance of TGS NOPEC and EY (formerly Ernst and Young). The IMF provided advice on the financial model. TGS advised on the structuring of the bid round, assisted NOCAL with marketing and promotion to prospective bidders, and will supply the available seismic data in keeping with TGS’ arrangement with NOCAL,” the President wrote.She added: “EY provided the following services: advice on the structuring of the bid round; assistance with the development of the fiscal model; received, reviewed and made recommendations to NOCAL with respect to pre-qualification submissions; received the bids (and) opened the bids in the presence of TGS and NOCAL; undertook evaluation of the quantitative and qualitative elements of the bids and made recommendations. “The Hydrocarbon Technical Committee, established by the Petroleum Law, made determinations based on all facets of the process and reports received.”The President told lawmakers that the ratification of the oil blocks would help generate revenue both for the central government and NOCAL.“In view of the above, I urge your ratification of these Production Sharing Contracts, which hold benefits for the country,” the President added.The President’s letter was, however, forwarded to a Joint Committee to be headed by the Oil and Gas Committee for scrutiny and (to) advise Plenary after resumption of work 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

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Region 2 Vice Chair without office

first_img…accuses REO of sabotage…Police report filedActing Chair of the Pomeroon-Supenaam region is accusing Regional Executive Officer (REO), Dennis Jaikaran of sabotaging her since she is currently executing her functions without being afforded the courtesy of office space.Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis JaikaranRegional Vice Chair, Nandranie Coonjah, who is acting on behalf of Regional Chair, said she is very much disappointed with the dictatorship attitude of Jaikaran, whom she accused of sabotaging her office as Regional Vice Chairman and Chairman (acting).Coonjah told Guyana Times that the office of the Regional Vice Chairman, which is located in the engineering compound in Anna Regina, was scheduled for general repairs this year and as such, she received a letter to that effect from the REO in March. She added that she got her cleaner to assist her in packing all regional documents along with her personal belongings and was waiting to be relocated but to her surprise, on Friday her office was broken into by the Regional Superintendent and all documents including her personal belongings were removed.Regional Vice Chair Nandranie CoonjahCoonjah said that the REO also locked the Regional Chairman’s office which is located in the Regional Democratic Council’s building and presently, she has no office space to execute her functions. The elected official accused the REO of sabotaging her ability to function effectively. She went on to add that Jaikaran is constantly walking out of the meetings and she feels that corruption may be the reason that he behaves the way he does.Earlier this year, her driver and vehicle were taken away by the REO and her travelling allowance, when submitted, is not being approved.Coonjah said that she made an official report to the police at Anna Regina because she fears that there may be a ploy to tamper with her documents. Also, a letter was dispatched to the Minister of Communities.This is not the first time an incident of such nature has occurred in the region. In May, there was a showdown between Jaikaran and Alliance For Change (AFC) Regional Councillor, Nathram which ended with the police being called to the Regional Democratic Council Office.Reports were that Nathram was in an office, which is under the Regional Finance Department and located inside the Regional Compound, when he was padlocked within the building by Jaikaran.According to Nathram, he was inside his office when the REO placed a padlock on his office door from the outside, locking him in the office.Guyana Times was told that Nathram then called the police, who went to the compound and finally opened the door. The AFC Councillor had claimed that the incident stemmed from an incident that occurred at the sitting of the RDC. He said that at that meeting, he questioned the attitude of the REO towards the acting Regional Chairman, Nandranie Coonjah – after the REO failed to recognise her. Nathram claimed that since the incident, the REO has instructed the security guards not to allow his vehicle to enter the compound.However, Jaikaran said he wrote Nathram about two weeks before the incident, indicating that he needed to vacate his office to facilitate renovations. He said he told the Councillor that he would be temporarily housed inside another office until the renovation work is complete. According to Jaikaran, Nathram was not complying and he was forced to put a padlock on the door because there are very important documents and equipment stored in the said office space.last_img read more

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Monday morning news summary

first_img*In other news…Local area motorists are advised, a snowfall warning is in place for the Fort St. John region.Any where from 7 to 14 centimeters is forecast to fall today, before giving way to flurries tonight and tomorrow.*Local area motorists are also advised, to shop before they purchase gasoline this morning.- Advertisement -Posted prices fell again during the weekend and, as of early this morning were running from a dollar point nine…to a dollar 6 point four cents a liter.*Elsewhere, only one of eight people on board survived, a fiery plane crash yesterday, on BC’s Sunshine Coast.The lone survivor was badly burned and walked several hours from the crash site to the beach, where he was rescued by the Coast Guard.Advertisement And in Southern California, thousands of people remain under evaucation orders, as a barrage of wildfires continues to devour their homes. Latest estimates put the destruction at more than 800 houses, mobile homes and apartments.last_img read more

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Gor Mahia charged for Super Cup hat-trick

first_img“We are still motivated because we know how it feels to play against Everton and winning this title. But we know that it will not be easy because the other teams also want to win. The Tanzanian teams want to have that feeling of winning this title so we know it will not be an easy walk for us,” skipper Harun Shakava who has placed his hands on the title consecutively said.-Oktay Super Cup debut- Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay takes his team through a pre-training talk during a session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHead coach Hassan Oktay who is making his first attempt at the title added that despite having been accustomed to winning already, the hunger for more has not died down.“We are a team that loves winning trophies. We are the defending champions and we have to come here to win. I know it is not easy, but this will give us a good chance to get more exposure as a team,” Oktay noted.Having worked extensively with English Premier League side West Ham United, Oktay says he knows the value that comes with playing an English opponent and says for his players, it will be another golden opportunity to learn and improve.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata challenges for the ball during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUGor begin their quest on Wednesday when they take on debutants Mbao FC in the early kick-off at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Oktay admits he does not know anything about his opponents but says he is not concerned.“To be honest, we have not had time to research about them. I don’t know anything. But sometimes, it is good when you don’t know anything about your opponents because you focus on your strength. We will go in to play and do our best,” the tactician stated.Shakava added; “They are the home team and definitely they will have their fans in to support them. It will not be easy because in modern football, you cannot underrate anyone.”-Gor arrival-Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech passes the ball under pressure from Wellington Ochieng during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUGor arrived in Dar es Salaam 2am Tuesday morning and had their first session at the Uhuru Stadium adjacent to the national facility at 11:30am, a light session to shake off the jet lag that comes off a long round trip that started in Limbe, Cameroon.The defending champions came straight to Dar from their CAF Confederations Cup match against Cameroon’s New Star de Douala in Limbe, a match they drew 0-0 to earn a second consecutive slot in the group stages.Oktay and Shakava both state that getting that group stage slot has motivated them to get into the tournament and give in their best.“The spirits of the players are high, and everyone wants to win more. We are getting fitter and fitter and better as a team. We didn’t have a good pre-season but as we play more matches, we continue improving,” Oktay noted.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay chats with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. Photo/Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe tactician is livid of the glut of fixtures that awaits them in both the domestic league campaign and Confederations Cup group stage matches after the Super Cup.“We have a huge group of 30 players, and we need everyone to be at their best. We have to work hard,” Oktay noted.Despite most of his players having been fatigued coming off the Cameroon match, the Cypriot will have several fresh players in his fold including skipper Shakava, defender Joash Onyango and legendary striker Dennis Oliech who did not travel to Limbe.Also, in the squad is Samuel Onyango who was not in the team to Cameroon.“We have to forget about what happened in Cameroon, forget that we have won this tournament thrice before and focus on winning what is ahead of us. We take a game at a time,” Oktay resounded to his players before their late morning session.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Dar es Salaam-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech shares a joke with teammates Shafik Batambuze and Wellington Ochieng during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 22 – Despite having won the tournament twice in a row and playing English Premier League side Everton twice in Dar es Salaam and Liverpool, SportPesa Super Cup defending champions Gor Mahia say they still have enough motivation to go for a hatrick of titles.Gor won the maiden edition in 2017 here in Dar es Salaam and went on to defend the crown in Nakuru last season with a 2-0 win over Tanzanian titans Simba SC and still harbor a record of not conceding in all six games they have played.last_img read more

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Arsenal make £87m move for Mbappe, Manchester United turn to Lacazette? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Arsenal have launched a £87million move for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old has had a stunning season in Ligue 1 and the Gunners are determined to land the starlet. (L’Equipe)Mesut Ozil is ready to sign a new deal with Arsenal. The German playmaker, whose contract runs out next year, has been offered a £280,000-a-week salary to remain at the Emirates. Ozil was holding out for £350,000-A-WEEK, but he is prepared to cut a deal this summer with the Gunners. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho is set to make a move for £50million striker Alexandre Lacazette. The Manchester United boss is switching his attention from £87m Antoine Griezmann to Lyon striker Lacazette in the wake of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban this summer. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea have enquired about Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli in their search to provide competition for Thibault Courtois. (Daily Mail)Tammy Abraham is on the verge of joining Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United on a season-long loan. Chelsea initially wanted Abraham to be promoted to their first-team squad, but owing to Benitez’s close relationship with the Blues’ technical director Michael Emenalo, Newcastle have secured a loan deal for the forward. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have reached an agreement with Roma’s Mohamed Salah – with the Serie A runners-up asking for a £30.4million fee for the Egyptian. (Gazzetta dello Sport)Southampton have slapped a whopping £70million pound price tag on sought-after skipper Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool and Manchester City are among the clubs battling to sign the Dutch defender. (The Sun)Everton are confident of completing a deal for Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez after Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban was upheld. Atletico had been favourites to sign Sandro, ahead of Everton, but on Thursday morning the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Fifa’s ban on Atletico signing players this summer. (Independent)Rangers are closing in on their third summer signing with Mexico midfielder Carlos Pena expected at Ibrox. (Various)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Arsene Wenger needs to copy Jose Mourinho’s methods if Arsenal are to win the Premier League again, according to David SeamanArsenal should pay whatever it takes to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at the club, David Seaman has told talkSPORTPremier League newcomers Newcastle United have made an offer in the region of £10.5m for Metz winger Ismaila SarrWest Ham and Southampton target Martin Braithwaite has revealed that he plans to leave Toulouse this summerChelsea target Radja Nainggolan insists he has no intention of leaving Roma this summerManchester City and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Italy Under-17 youth star Pietro Pellegrilast_img read more

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Everton eyeing former Manchester City striker as Romelu Lukaku’s replacement

first_img1 Everton have turned their attentions to former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.Lukaku completed his £75m switch to Manchester United on Monday and, despite the acquisition of Wayne Rooney, manager Ronald Koeman is still looking to replace the Belgian forward.According to Calciomercato, Roma frontman Dzeko has now emerged as a potential replacement for Lukaku – with Everton preparing for talks with the Italian giants in the coming weeks.However, the Toffees are expected to find luring Roma into selling Dzeko a tough task, given the Bosnian’s fine form in Serie A last season.The 31-year-old bagged 29 goals in 37 games as Roma pushed Juventus all the way in the fight for the Serie A title. Edin Dzeko is on the Toffees’ radar having impressed since moving to Roma last_img read more

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GAA: DONEGAL CARVE OUT 1-6 TO 0-5 LEAD AGAINST LAOIS AT HALF-TIME

first_imgDonegal lead against Laois at half-time after a workman-like display in their opening Division Two league game at Portlaoise this afternoon.Donegal are 9/4 favourites to be promoted to the top flight.Scores from Michael Murphy, Brick Molloy, Anthony Thompson, Christy Toye and a well-worked goal rounded off by Odhran Mac Niallais has steadied the ship for Jim McGuinness’ side. Frank McGlynn may have added to Mac Niallais’ goal but for a fine save from Graham Brody.But Laois are far from finished in their quest to get two points from this early season encounter.Indeed Evan O’Carroll should have netted for Laois after he rounded Paul Durcan but blazed over the bar with the open net at his mercy.With players of the quality of Ross Munnelly in their squad, Laois are more than capable of turning things around in the second half. Donegal lead at half-time 1-6 to 0-5. GAA: DONEGAL CARVE OUT 1-6 TO 0-5 LEAD AGAINST LAOIS AT HALF-TIME was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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:Division TwodonegalGAALaoislast_img read more

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Local representatives organise meetings for those turned down for LIS fund

first_imgThomas Pringle TD, Cllr Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig, Cllr John Campbell and Liam Whyte have organised a number of meetings across the county to assist people who were turned down for the LIS fund, or may have missed the application deadline last year.The Local Improvement Scheme, which returned in 2017 after being scrapped for six years, provides funds to repair non-County Council roads.It was announced at the end of January that 164 private roads were selected for the scheme this year, with a total of €3,065,000 being allocated to the fund in Donegal. If you would like to attend a meeting with one of these representatives, you can do so by attending one of the following meetings:Thomas Pringle Office, Killybegs 19th 7pmMounthcharles Community Centre 20th 7pmLeghowney Hall 21st 7pmThe Buestack Centre, Drimarone 22st 7pmNesbitt Arm Hotel 23rd 7pmThomas Pringle Office, Dungloe 26th 6pm.Ionad Naomh Phadraig, Dobhair 27th 6pm.Ostan Loch Altan, Gort a Choirce 28th 6pm.Local representatives organise meetings for those turned down for LIS fund was last modified: February 17th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 County Councillislocal improvement schememeetinglast_img read more

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Yeovil v QPR: Four Rangers players make their debut

first_imgEighteen-year-old defender Cole Kpekawa makes his senior debut in tonight’s League Cup first-round clash at Yeovil, where three of QPR’s summer signings are also making their first appearance. Centre-back Grant Hall, recently signed from Tottenham, is in the starting line-up along with fellow new arrivals Oscar Gobern and Ben Gladwin.Summer signings Seb Polter and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who came on as substitutes in Saturday’s Championship game at Charlton, make their first starts for the R’s.Striker Tyler Blackwood, who was also brought in this summer, is among the Rangers substitutes. QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Kpekawa, Phillips, Doughty, Gobern, Gladwin, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter. Subs: Lumley, Luongo, Chery, Konchesky, Hoilett, Henry, Blackwood. Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sharks’ feeding frenzy: What hockey players will eat on their way to St. Louis

first_imgToday, the San Jose Sharks are heading to St. Louis — the home of toasted ravioli and a historic Italian neighborhood,The Hill — for Game 3 in the Western Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.But they’re getting their Italian fix before they arrive, on the flight there.On Saturday, the team put in the order at one of the Italian mainstays in San Jose, another city rich in Italian history. They’re taking with them 40 Chris Combo and Italian Combo sandwiches and pints of ravioli from Be …last_img read more

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