TOTAL Liberia Gives Back to Communities

first_imgAs part of its corporate responsibility (CSR), TOTAL Liberia Inc. has made several donations to institutions in Monrovia. The management of TOTAL, Inc. recently visited the Missionaries of Charity and donated food items to the residents at that facility.The team also visited the Redemption Hospital and the Clara Town Health Centre where they donated mattresses to be used by patients at these facilities. The gesture was highly welcomed and appreciated by the recipients who expressed joy as they received the items. TOTAL also extended a hand of operational gesture to the Liberia National Police (LNP), where they gave One Thousand Fifty (1,050) gallons of petroleum products on personalized TOM Cards.Receiving the cards, LNP Deputy Director of Operations, Col. Abraham Kromah commended TOTAL for identifying with the Police through the provision of petroleum products. It can be recalled, in 2012, Total Liberia made similar donation to the LNP during the Christmas season to help with police patrol operations.In its bid to continue fostering community relationships and engagement, the company plans to unveil series of tangible and meaningful programs aimed at recognizing and challenging the youths while at the same time enlivening the various communities in which it operates.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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Man United transfer claim: Robben and Sneijder will NOT follow Van Gaal to Old Trafford

first_imgManchester United fans can forget about signing Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder this summer, according to Bolo Zenden.The Dutch duo are being tipped to follow Louis van Gaal to Old Trafford having thrived under the 62-year-old during his spell as Netherlands boss, which ended after the World Cup semi-final defeat to Argentina.But asked on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast if he expects to see the attacking pair move to Manchester United, former Oranje star Zenden said: “No, I don’t see that happening.“I’m sure he will bring in some players but I’m not sure he will bring any players in from this [Netherlands] group.”last_img

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Juventus join race for Arsenal and Man City target

first_imgJuventus are the latest side to enter the race to sign Arsenal and Manchester City interest Paulo Dybala.The Palermo forward has been hailed as the ‘new Lionel Messi’ by Palmero owner Maurizio Zamparini, who has put a price tag of £35m on his prized asset.Zamparini is happy to open the auction in the summer and he expects a bidding war between the likes of City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.Juventus have now entered the equation and they are on course for their fourth consecutive Serie A title so would be an exciting prospect for Dybala, especially with talents like Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal already in the side.Dybala has hit 12 goals in 25 league matches so far this season, almost guaranteeing his side safety single handedly. Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo 1last_img read more

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Bristol City land Ben Gladwin on loan from fellow Championship side QPR

first_img1 QPR outcast Ben Gladwin has joined Bristol City on loan for 93 days.The talented midfielder, who was signed from Swindon Town in the summer, has managed just two Championship appearances for the west London club.The 23-year-old rejoined his former club Swindon on loan in October and played 13 times in League One, scoring twice.Swindon had hoped to sign him again during this window but now he has agreed a deal with their west Country rivals Bristol City, who are hoping Gladwin can help drag them away from relegation trouble.City are currently third bottom of the Championship, seven points clear of rock-bottom Bolton, and will be able to call upon Gladwin for all of their remaining league games – except the one against his parent club QPR on the final day of the season. Ben Gladwin last_img read more

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Liverpool and Manchester City told ‘hands off’ in chase to sign teen wonderkid

first_img Kasper Dolberg is considered one of the brightest talents in European football 1 Ajax have told Liverpool and Manchester City to forget about signing teen star Kasper Dolberg this summer.The 19-year-old has been one of the best players in the Netherlands this season, having recorded 15 league goals as well as six assists.The striker is attracting plenty of interest due to his performances and he has been compared to Marco van Basten and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Liverpool and Manchester City have scouted Dolberg on several occasions, as have Italian champions Juventus and German giants Bayern Munich.Ajax however – according to Tutto Mercato – have now informed all interested clubs the Denmark international will not be leaving this summer.The Dutch side believe that, given Dolberg’s age, he would be wise to continue his development in the Eredivisie for a few more years before leaving.As a result, Ajax will not sanction any sale this summer and any bids will be rejected instantly.last_img read more

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FINN HARPS U19S HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DEFEAT

first_imgSOCCER: Finn Harps were defeated by Sligo Rovers last Friday night at the Sligo Showgrounds – and this week they’ll be hoping to bounce back.Sligo Rovers started the game very strongly with Harps not knowing what hit them, Liam Flatley scored with only 3 minutes into the game, and he then struck again on the 7th minute to give Sligo a two nil lead. Finn Harps were getting back into the game – but hit with a hammer blow when Sligo hit on the counter-attack and scored after a lovely strike by Gary Armstorng in the 35th minute.Harps started well in the second half getting a goal through Kealan McDermott. However they could not break down Sligo’s very strong defence.This was Harps first deafeat in the League of Ireland U19 series.Having won FIVE of their previous games. Although Finn Harps have already won against Letterkenny Rovers – they will have a tough game.Harps will be hoping to bounce back from this defeat and play in there local derby against Letterkenny Rovers.The game is too be played at 2pm in Leckview tomorrow afternoon.FINN HARPS U19S HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DEFEAT was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCsoccerSportU19slast_img read more

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Another sensational sunny weekend ahead for Donegal

first_imgThere’ll be no let up to the good weather this coming week as hot, dry and sunny conditions prevail. It’s time to make plans for festival trips, BBQs and beach days as Donegal enjoys another blissful sunny weekend.Temperatures will reach the high 20s, maximum 28C, and there will be a fresher feel in the air with a light wind. This means that Ballyliffin will be looking its best in more sunshine during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.Forecasters say the warm spell is set to last as far their systems can measure. At least ten days of more hot weather is in store and there is no sign of temperatures cooling down.However, drought conditions are continuing to cause problems. The Status Yellow drought warning is in place until 11th July and Irish Water are urging customers to converse water in any way possible.A National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban will be in place from 8am on Friday, 6 July until midnight on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. The order has been issued due to the continued drought conditions and to help protect water supplies now and over the coming months. Met Éireann has advised that there has been little or no rain over the last 30 days and predictions show no significant rainfall is likely for at least a further week, meaning deepening drought conditions. High levels of sunlight means significant evaporation levels on water sources. The average soil moisture deficit is currently 60mm nationally.Under the Water Conservation Order the prohibited uses are as follows: Use of water drawn through a hosepipe or similar apparatus for the purpose of –watering a gardencleaning a private motor-vehicle using a domestic hosepipecleaning a private leisure boatfilling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool (except when using hand held containers filled directly from a tap)filling or maintaining a domestic pond (excluding fish ponds)filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain (with the exception of such use for commercial purposes)filling or replenishing an artificial pond, lake or similar applicationThis prohibition will apply from 8am on Friday, 6 July 2018 until midnight 31 July 2018. The Irish Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) does not apply to private wells or private group water schemes. Another sensational sunny weekend ahead for Donegal was last modified: July 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish WaterMet Eireannweatherlast_img read more

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AU woos African Diaspora

first_img26 May 2003Over 50 African foreign ministers met in Sun City outside Rustenburg last week to discuss, among other things, ways of including the African Diaspora in the activities of the African Union (AU).The ministers, who constitute the AU’s executive council, the second most powerful organ of the organisation, discussed ways of getting Africans from developed countries such as the US, UK, Germany and France, as well as from developing countries like Brazil, to play a role in the continent’s socio-economic plan, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).South African President Thabo Mbeki, the AU’s chairman, told the assembled ministers that “there are so many of our own, all over the world, who are enthusiastic and willing to make their contribution to the regeneration of their mother continent. This they want to do because their roots run very deep into the African soil.”South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the delegates would not prescribe a uniform role for the diaspora. “The Africans in the Diaspora are in a different situation . some may want to utilise their skills in the development of the continent, and some may want to contribute to Nepad.“Others can mobilise in the countries where they are for co-operation . solidarity, support and investment,’ Dlamini-Zuma said, adding that Africans living at home and abroad needed each other to help in developing the continent.Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane said co-operation between African scientists and his department had already started producing results. “We have already created an information databank with the linkages with all these people,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 16, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No significant new precipitation today, although clouds will be a big player again. We are turning our focus to the active weather pattern that kicks off tomorrow. Today is somewhat of an afterthought this morning.Precipitation pushes into the state tomorrow, particularly late morning through evening. We are seeing signs of warmer air surging farther northward. This may push the freezing line for Thursday up between US 20 and US 30. We still like rain in the southern half of the state for the most part, but may see more of a rain and snow mix from I-70 to US 30, and there can be some ice in there too. A coating to 2 inches of snow is still possible in the northern part of the state, but will not be as wide spread. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals remain in a range from a few hundredths to .4”, with coverage at 80% of the state for tomorrow. We take a bit of a break with dry weather for Friday.No change in thoughts about a strong winter storm hammering the state this weekend. However, late yesterday we saw models start to shift the track of the low farther north, and push the area of heaviest snow a bit farther north too. Models also increase snow potential. We are going to leave our numbers at 4”-10” again this morning, just to keep consistency and to not chase model runs. However, if we get another round of data that points toward these kinds of snow totals, look for an increase in our snow totals for this storm in tomorrow’s forecast. There is still plenty of time for things to change, but in a storm that we have said from day 1 would be very “track dependent”, it appears that the track is shifting farther north. Central and northern Ohio need to be on the lookout for significant snows. with special attention needing to be paid to west central Ohio. Southern Ohio could end up with a heavier rain and even some ice. Tweaks to the forecast, if they are coming, will be made tomorrow morning. We are also seeing some markers that lead to this system taking longer to exit, so accumulating snow may continue through parts of Sunday as well. After dealing with the snow, the insult will come next, as brutal cold air blasts in behind the system for later Sunday through the first half of next week. Temps will be well below normal, and we should see at least 1 below zero night, and plenty of hours with temps in single digit territory. A map of overnight lows Sunday night (Monday morning) is at right. We expect nothing but some lake effect snow for the first part of next week in north central and northeast Ohio.Our next system is at midweek next week. We still feel there will be plenty of cold air around to trigger snow out of that event, and we will keep totals at 2-6” statewide. However, just like the weekend system, data is starting to suggest that the midweek storm next week can be stronger, and last longer, developing into a major event. However, there is also a good push of south flow with the arrival of the system that may impact precipitation type. At this point, we think liquid equivalent will be over half an inch in many places, but we have concern about 1-inch liquid potential feeding the system. We will update that one too tomorrow morning, as we think the strength of action this weekend will directly correlate to how next week’s event develops.We remain cold through the remainder of next week. We are keeping the extended period forecast fully the same this morning. A reinforcing shot of cold air is on the way for the extended window. This should keep an active snow pattern in place. We still look for snows for the 26th and 27th with minor accumulations, and then a strong storm at the end of the month on the 30th brings potential for 3-6”.last_img read more

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Waymo working on competitor to Uber’s self-driving trucks

first_imgTags:#Alphabet#automotive#Autonomous#cars#Delivery#driverless#Google#industry#Otto#Self-Driving#trucks#Uber#Waymo For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Waymo, the self-driving division of Google, has confirmed that alongside an expansion to its autonomous car efforts, it is looking to develop self-driving trucks.“We’re taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into a truck,” a Waymo spokesperson said to Reuters.See Also: Google’s Waymo to put big car firms in the robot car driver’s seatLong-distance trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, with 745 drivers killed on the road last year, according to the annual workplace fatality report. The development of self-driving trucks could reduce the amount of deaths on the road and may speed up the delivery of goods, as software doesn’t need to sleep.Waymo still believes that humans will be involved in the “last-mile” delivery of goods, even if the majority of the route is autotomized.The introduction of self-driving trucks into Waymo’s stockpile of vehicles puts it in direct competition with Otto, the self-driving truck startup acquired by Uber for $680 million last year. Otto’s founder, Anthony Levandowski, is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Waymo, his previous employer, over the theft of thousands of trade secrets.Changes at UberUber fired Levandowski earlier this week, but Waymo has hinted at collaboration between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Levandowski before the acquisition. In a timeline submitted to the court, Google suggests that Kalanick offered to acquire Otto before they came out of stealth, and they were friends before Levandowski left Google.The extension into self-driving trucks may be a slight jab at Uber, which may be forced to halt its self-driving program is a preliminary injunction filed by Waymo is granted. It may also see Uber having to pay a license for Waymo’s proprietary LIDAR technology if the ride-sharing giant is found to have used it without permission. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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