LCC Meet Today to Discuss GTMS Status

first_imgLCC Secretary General Ms. Salamartu Stephanie Duncan The Liberia Chamber of Commerce will host an urgent stakeholders’ meeting today, Tuesday, February 26, to update the business community on the recent implementation of the Global Tracking & Maritime Solutions (GTMS) Cargo Tracking Number (CTN) fees and to propose a way forward.According to a press release issued late Monday, due to the urgency and importance of this meeting, all heads (decision makers) of all businesses, concessionaires, business organizations and associations are asked to attend this meeting, noting that their presence will highly be appreciated.A press release signed by LCC’s Secretary General Ms. Salamartu Stephanie Duncan said the meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the head office of the LCC on Capitol Hill, right behind the Ministry of Lands and Mines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hairdresser remanded on narco trafficking charge

first_imgA Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown hairdresser was on Monday remanded to prison when she appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly slapped with a narcotics trafficking charge.Odessa Dublin denied that on December 29, 2018, at her Lot 123 Regent Street, Bourda home she had in her possession 520 grams of cannabis.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that on Saturday, Police ranks swooped down on Dublin’s home where they conducted a search. According to the prosecutor, the law enforcement officers unearthed a concealed parcel which contained several ziplock bags with leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis. The drug was found in Dublin’s bedroom. The prosecution is also contending that the woman confessed to ownership of the drugs.Magistrate Daly remanded the mother of five to prison. The case will continue on January 21, 2019.last_img read more

Pochettino says ‘stupid’ to stay at Spurs with no plan

first_imgHis success has come despite any significant forays into the transfer market in recent seasons.“I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent, telling you and telling our fans what next, what is our objective,” said Pochettino who has four years left on his current contract.“I know very well how this business works. And we know very well that we need to operate in a different way — that doesn’t mean to spend more or less money.“If we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and we are going to be every season in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive.“If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, and the people expect the same, of course, give me different tools to work.“If not, I see the people working in the same way, in the future I’m going to be this guy. I am the most stupid person to work.”Pochettino said earlier this week that he may be tempted to walk away from the Spurs hot-seat if he delivered the Champions League title this season.Tottenham will face Liverpool in the final in Madrid on June 2.“I am open like I said before. I am open to everything,” he added on Friday“Of course I love to work, I love Tottenham, I love to be here every day, I enjoy it a lot, I am so grateful but after five years, I think our effort was massive.“But the problem is I need to know what we need to achieve or for what we are going to fight and then who is going to assess the tools that we have to achieve what we plan to achieve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino celebrates Tottenham reaching the Champions League final © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Mauricio Pochettino said he would be “stupid” to stay as Tottenham manager if the club fails to deliver a blueprint for a future which can keep the London club rubbing shoulders with the giants of the game.Pochettino this week guided Tottenham into the Champions League final and could finish the Premier League season on Sunday as high as third in the table behind Manchester City and Liverpool but ahead of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO WORLD EXCLUSIVE: USAIN BOLT’S TRIBUTE TO FINN VALLEY AC

first_imgDDTV VIDEO WORLD EXCLUSIVE: IT’S not every day that the world’s most famous athlete takes time out of his busy schedule to pay tribute to a top club – but that’s what the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt did this weekend in honour of Finn Valley Athletics Club.Bolt filmed this special tribute (click to play) to help Finn Valley celebrate its 40th birthday at a very well attended Black Tie event in Jackson’s Hotel on Friday night. An attendance close to 350 included many current club members and indeed a number from abroad shared memories, acknowledged the many volunteers that had assisted since the initial meeting in 1971.The club also took the opportunity to honour local business man John Mc Elhinney and his family marking 40 years of his special contribution to the community.Former national senior champion Sean Carlin, in his address, remarked on the drive and leadership provided by John and by Patsy Mc Gonagle over four decades.Both received presentations as did Neil Martin, Patsy McGinley and PeaderMc Granaghan. MC for the occassion was international athlete Kieran Carlin. Organising committee was in addition to Kieran, Ann Marie McGeehin, Rosaleen Mc Gonagle, Bridgeen Doherty and Dermot Mc Granaghan.Sponsorship provided by Mc Elhinneys, Rite Financial Services, Kelly Scaffolding and Kavanaghs Supervalu.In a closing address Patsy, in dwelling on the past glories, looked ahead to the development of further facilities at Finn Valley most notably a swimming pool for the region.Celebrations went on into the early hours and links were provided with Usain Bolt who apologised for being unable to attend due to work committment in Miami and from Vivian Cheruiyot world 5000/10000m champion coached by Finn Valley’s Ricky Simms who like Usain is in Miami and was unable to be present.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV VIDEO WORLD EXCLUSIVE: USAIN BOLT’S TRIBUTE TO FINN VALLEY AC was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTVdonegaldaily.com videoFinn Valley Athletics ClubUsain Boltlast_img read more

Former Tottenham star not worried by club’s quiet summer transfer window

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur star Gus Poyet has told talkSPORT he is not concerned by the club’s quiet summer transfer window.Spurs have not made a single signing so far this summer, while their Premier League top four finals have all strengthened.DONE DEALS: Every Premier League signing in the 2018 summer window so farManager Mauricio Pochettino also faces the prospect of being without as many as nine first-team players for the first few games of the new season, as they have been given extra rest due to their exploits at the World Cup in Russia.It leaves the Spurs boss with a lack of options for the start of the new campaign. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST “Obviously there was something very small missing last season, and I’m sure Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bring in that player who is going to make the team go a step further and be a little bit more comfortable at the top.“This week is going to be incredible in England, I’m telling you. I’ve got a feeling.“There are going to be some big, big moves. It always happens at the last minute something important happens.”Listen back to Gus Poyet on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father But Poyet is not worried by their lack of business so far, saying he is relieved they haven’t lost any of their key players to bigger-spending clubs this summer.However, the ex-Tottenham man has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast he is expecting an ‘incredible’ final week of the window and harbours hope Tottenham will be ‘busy’ as they market comes the a close.“I have to say, I’m expecting a very, very busy week [for Tottenham] before the transfer window closes,” Poyet said told talkSPORT on Monday.“I would like to think, anyway.“But at the same time I imagine the club are just happy they didn’t lose any of their top players. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com IN DEMAND Spurs had English, Belgian and French players make it to the late stages of the World Cup – with captain Hugo Lloris lifting the trophy 1last_img read more

VEC BOSS INSPIRES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR BREAST CANCER UNIT

first_imgThe remarkable courage shown by one of Donegal’s top education officers has inspired a fundraising campaign to help set up a Breast Cancer Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.Acting Donegal VEC Chief Executive Officer Mary Ann Kane was hit with the devastating news recently that she had breast cancer.However her courage has now inspired the Donegal VEC Golf Society to hold a special charity golf day this weekend. The charity evcent will be played at Letterkenny Golf Club and will be hosted by Cllr Dessie Larkin’s who is the captain of the VEC golf society.Cllr Larkin’s year as Captain to date has been a very successful one and Saturday’s competition promises to be as competitive as ever.He decided to take this opportunity to use his big day as a vehicle to help raise much needed funds for the Breast Cancer Unit in Letterkenny Hospital.Cllr Larkin has been overwhelmed with the response that he has received to his requests for tee sponsorship for his Captain’s day and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who have replied for their generosity. Anyone wishing to contribute to the funds can do so by sponsoring a tee for €20. This can be done by contacting Cllr Larkin at 0879825005 or Society P.R.O. Rory White at 0879187212.EndsVEC BOSS INSPIRES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR BREAST CANCER UNIT was last modified: September 7th, 2011 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:Cllr Dessie LarkingolfVEC CEO Mary Ann Kanelast_img read more

OFFICIAL! PARTS OF DONEGAL ARE ‘STILL PART OF THE UK’

first_imgPARTS of Co Donegal are still British, it has been confirmed.The Crown Estate, the agency which manages British Government property, is insisting that it owns the Donegal side of Lough Foyle – right up to the high tide mark.And the organisation is threatening legal action if Donegal County Council goes ahead with plans to put a 300-metre sewage outflow pipe into the lough. So that means a 23-year battle between the council and local residents over the sewage pipe could be at an end – and could force the council to back to a proposal from 18 years ago to locate the sewage treatment plant and pipe beside the Atlantic.Garda sources have also confirmed that officers stationed in Inishowen are warned that their jurisdiction ends at the foreshore.Enda Craig from the Campaign for a Clean Estuary group which opposes the outflow pipe told Donegal Daily: “People in Moville and Greencastle have known about this territorial claim for years.“It’s not something that is a big issue really, except of course that the claim will prevent the sewage pipe proposals from going ahead and that is very good news for everyone. “We always felt that pumping treated sewage into the Lough Foyle estuary would be an environmental disaster; especially as there is provision for untreated sewage to go in during flooding periods.”The group recently spent four days in court challenging a decision by planners to give the scheme the go-ahead – agains the advice of its own officials.But now the Crown Estate has told the Irish government at meetings that it still owns the entire lough, the seabed and the foreshore on the Donegal side of the Border.     OFFICIAL! PARTS OF DONEGAL ARE ‘STILL PART OF THE UK’ was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:OFFICIAL! PARTS OF DONEGAL ARE ‘STILL PART OF THE UK’last_img read more

Chelsea to bid £12m and may spark four-way battle for Barca’s Villa – report

first_imgChelsea plan to offer Barcelona £12m for striker David Villa, according to The Sun.It is claimed they to intend to make the first move for the Spain international and that it could spark a four-way battle with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.The Sun also suggest Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed its Boxing Day story that Frank Lampard has been told to find another club in January.The popular midfielder was a substitute at Norwich and is tipped to also be on the bench for Sunday’s game against Everton.And The Daily Telegraph believe former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is a contender to take over at Nottingham Forest.Meanwhile, Joey Barton has been linked with a possible move to Everton – the club he supported as a boy.Barton is currently on loan at Marseille from QPR, who would like him to agree to a termination of his Loftus Road contract by mutual consent.French media have therefore reported that he could stay at Marseille, while the Daily Mail suggest he may return to England, as he has been touted as a potential replacement for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.This page is regularly updated.Click here for our Christmas Chelsea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders tender three restricted free agents

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Raiders have tendered impending restricted free agents cornerback Daryl Worley, running back Jalen Richard and safety Erik Harris.NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero first reported the moves on Thursday morning.Worley and Richard received second-round tenders, meaning if another team offers them in free agency and the Raiders don’t match the offer, Oakland would receive a second-round pick as compensation for losing …last_img read more

Fruit Flies Not Evolving

first_imgA long-running experiment trying to get fruit flies to evolve has failed.  A research team forced selection on the flies to explore the limits of natural selection.  Only minor changes were detected after 600 generations.  The research team was disappointed and surprised; there was even less evolution in these sexual organisms than in similar experiments with microbes, like bacteria and yeast (but see 07/12/2010).  And all this was under ideal lab conditions.  Success is even less likely in the wild.    The Editor’s summary of a paper in Nature was titled, “Experimental evolution reveals resistance to change” and ended that the authors “conclude that unconditionally advantageous alleles rarely arise, are associated with small net fitness gains, or cannot fix because selection coefficients change over time.”  Nature this week published the results of a 35-year study by UC Irvine and University of Southern California (USC).  Here is the abstract:1 Experimental evolution systems allow the genomic study of adaptation, and so far this has been done primarily in asexual systems with small genomes, such as bacteria and yeast.  Here we present whole-genome resequencing data from Drosophila melanogaster populations that have experienced over 600 generations of laboratory selection for accelerated development.  Flies in these selected populations develop from egg to adult ~20% faster than flies of ancestral control populations, and have evolved a number of other correlated phenotypes.  On the basis of 688,520 intermediate-frequency, high-quality single nucleotide polymorphisms, we identify several dozen genomic regions that show strong allele frequency differentiation between a pooled sample of five replicate populations selected for accelerated development and pooled controls.  On the basis of resequencing data from a single replicate population with accelerated development, as well as single nucleotide polymorphism data from individual flies from each replicate population, we infer little allele frequency differentiation between replicate populations within a selection treatment.  Signatures of selection are qualitatively different than what has been observed in asexual species; in our sexual populations, adaptation is not associated with ‘classic’ sweeps whereby newly arising, unconditionally advantageous mutations become fixed.  More parsimonious explanations include ‘incomplete’ sweep models, in which mutations have not had enough time to fix, and ‘soft’ sweep models, in which selection acts on pre-existing, common genetic variants.  We conclude that, at least for life history characters such as development time, unconditionally advantageous alleles rarely arise, are associated with small net fitness gains or cannot fix because selection coefficients change over time.In other words, they looked for evidence of a “selective sweep” – the signature of a beneficial mutation becoming fixed in the population – and could not find it.  They did the selection artificially, forcing the fly embryos to evolve toward faster embryonic development.  Despite lots of mutations, they found the flies resistant to change.  Not only that, the flies underwent “reverse evolution” – they said, “forward experimental evolution can often be completely reversed with these populations, which suggests that any soft sweeps in our experiment are incomplete and/or of small effect” (a soft sweep meaning selection is acting on standing variation instead of new mutations).  Possibly any beneficial mutations were hindered by linked deleterious alleles (canceling out the benefit) or antagonistic pleiotropy (in which one good mutation to a gene can cause one or more bad effects elsewhere).  Either way, the evolution is like one step forward, one or more steps back.    There was even more bad news for neo-Darwinian theory: the lab situation was more optimistic than the wild, where adaptive evolution is expected to occur.  You can get a lot of variation and mutation to appear in genomes, but no unconditionally beneficial mutations.  Their last paragraph expressed surprise at this, with a subtext of disappointment:Our work provides a new perspective on the genetic basis of adaptation.  Despite decades of sustained selection in relatively small, sexually reproducing laboratory populations, selection did not lead to the fixation of newly arising unconditionally advantageous alleles.  This is notable because in wild populations we expect the strength of natural selection to be less intense and the environment unlikely to remain constant for ~600 generations.  Consequently, the probability of fixation in wild populations should be even lower than its likelihood in these experiments.  This suggests that selection does not readily expunge genetic variation in sexual populations, a finding which in turn should motivate efforts to discover why this is seemingly the case.This experiment was begun in 1975.  After 35 years and 600 generations, accelerated by artificial selection, the net evolution (in terms of adaptation and improvement in fitness) was negligible if not nil.1.  Burke, Dunham et al, “Genome-wide analysis of a long-term evolution experiment with Drosophila,” Nature 467, 587-590 (30 September 2010); doi:10.1038/nature09352.Natural selection is always presumed to be the wonder-worker that can produce eyes, ears, sonar, flippers, jaws, hearts, and brains with its gradual, step-by-step improvement of natural variation, without design (07/20/2010, 05/04/2010).  OK, where is it?  It doesn’t work theoretically (09/28/2010, 06/11/2010, 03/21/2010, 03/17/2003), it doesn’t work rhetorically (04/17/2010), it doesn’t work historically (08/05/2010), and it doesn’t work experimentally (09/22/2010).  It doesn’t work in the lab, and it works less in the wild.  Unless you include “reverse evolution,” (06/26/2010), it doesn’t work at all.  Game over, Charlie (05/14/2010).  Stop the hype (08/13/2010).(Visited 218 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more