It’s all about unifying the Liberian artists, putting LIB on the map, and giving back to Liberia for 27 year old Romeo Mulbah who has been out of the country for nearly two decades.After being away for so long, Liberia’s very own international artist Romeo Mulbah, aka 2C, based in the USA, is back in Liberia to host a united Liberian artists concert and video release at The Sky Bar on 10th street Sinkor on May 31st. According to he artist, he will also be shooting two videos while he’s here in Liberia, for his songs “Hero” and “My Jue”, which features some great Liberian artists like K-Zee, Queen V, and Cypha D’King. “I’m extremely excited to be coming home. As Liberian artists, a lot of hard work has been put in perfecting our craft as performers and being known on the world scene,” he told LIB Life. But in as much as the artist is excited to be home and is looking forward to a great show, he also expressed his concerns and regrets as to how Liberian artist are recognized and treated by their own Liberians compared to foreign artists. “As hard as we the artist work to put LIB on the map in the music world, I hear from a lot of Liberian artist that we don’t get the respect or are not treated fairly like other nationalities. Much respect to Wiz Kid, Timaya and others for the work that they have put in they deserve to be headlining concerts. It feels good to see pictures of these huge shows in Liberia, but there are Liberians out there and locally that are just as good that can share the stage or headline eventually.”Nevertheless, the artist is still hopeful that his interaction with fellow Liberian artists and fans will make a difference and show that Liberians can also share the stage and headline.Meanwhile 2C has been on stages with known artists such as American Rapper Flo Rida, and has also been on a live television at BET performing his hit song Liberian Girl, in which he added an international twist to that of the dirty South sound. 2C is famous for songs including Liberian Girl, International girl, Fly Away, Coming Home, My Jue and many more.He lived in New Orleans for a while before moving to metro Atlanta. He decided on the moniker 2C, which means Too Crazy, “not mentally ill but crazy about the music because I love it,” he says. Meanwhile Mulbah has performed at various Liberian events around metro Atlanta, in Washington and Philadelphia.”We’re trying to put our country on the map,” he said. “Liberia is like a mother, but when the war started, everyone moved. Now she’s all over the world.” The Liberian star will be in Liberia for the next three weeks, doing live performances, visiting family members and shooting new videos. He will later travel to Minnesota, USA to do a show with Ghanaian artist Ruff N Smooth to perform their hot new single title “I Wanna Be” and also record a music video for the song. Making sure to pay a courtesy call at the Daily Observer, this “Too Crazy” artist told LIB Life that the Liberian people should expect a highly energetic performance, free CDs and a new video release. “Its like me giving back to my fans cause I miss them so much its been a long time I haven’t returned to the Motherland and I’m here LIB, Bong County, one hundred percent Liberian, Kpelleh man that’s me, my people your hello oh,” he exclaims in classic Liberian colloquialism.”My music makes you move”, he says. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Liberia National Police began inspections on vehicles’ registration and Compulsory Liability Insurance policies in Monrovia this week.Throughout the week, police set up checkpoints at strategic locations on roads leading into Monrovia and out of town.Scores of commuters could be seen standing on the sidewalks waiting for transportation as scores more of taxis remained parked for failure to insure and register their vehicles.According to the Transport Minister, S. Tonorlah Varpilah, the decision of the MOT and LNP to carry out the exercise on vehicle owners is to ensure that all cars are registered with the Third Party Compulsory Liability Insurance Scheme; and if they are not, to compel them to do so.The objective of the Compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Scheme is to remove the economic burden associated with motor vehicle accidents from the victims and their relatives and transfer them to the insurance company, thus, stimulating financial growth and solvency within the insurance sector and the Liberian economy at large.The ‘Compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Scheme was enacted to law in 1972 by the National Legislature to promote public safety and was launched Friday, January 31, 2014 at Bella Cassa Hotel Monrovia.The Director General of the Liberia National Police, Chris Massaquoi, pledged his support to the Transport Ministry stating that the LNP would make sure to enforce the law so that motor vehicles and passengers in the country are insured.“We are the implementers of the 3rd party motor insurance scheme and are ready to enforce it to the letter. It has been made clear that all vehicles need to be insured. If you are to meet the deadline for the registration exercise, you must do so as soon as possible, if not, the vehicle will be impounded,” Director Massaquoi said. He added that the insurance scheme would help the LNP identify victims who are referred to as ‘the injured party’ when accidents occur.In interviews, over the weekend in Monrovia with the Daily Observer, motorists and passengers alike all complained about the transportation difficulties caused by the concurrent implementation of third party insurance and registration policies.“The insurance company’s fees to insure our cars are too much for us. Imagine, taxis paying the sum of ($US 300-350.00) just to insure one car. Some of us don’t have the money to pay; but if the Government gives us more time we will register our vehicles,” 28-year-old Taxi driver Mr. Josiah Smith of Old road said.He said the government’s decision to have cars register with the Third party Motor Insurance Liability has caused hardships for passengers in and out of Monrovia because vehicle drivers don’t have the money to get insured. He explained this has caused many vehicle owners to keep their cars off the street to avoid getting arrested by the LNP.Some, however, agreed with the government’s decision.Edwin Cooper, 40, a resident of the Chicken Soup factory area, told this newspaper, “The Government’s decision to have all cars insured under the Third Party scheme is a great decision that will help our country to raise sufficient money in our budget; it will also help save lives and property.”Mr. Cooper called on all vehicle owners to work with the Ministry of Transport, the LNP and their collaborating partners to have their vehicles insured in line with the constitution of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tuesday Health: Blood Drive What: Blood drive at Kaiser Permanente Lancaster Mental Health offices, open to the public; walk-ins welcome. For more information, call (818) 719-2397. When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: 44444 20th St. West, Lancaster Monday Volunteering: Drivers needed What: The city of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services food and shelter program is seeking volunteer drivers to make morning runs to Palmdale grocery stores. Volunteers are needed for three hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to pick up the food. A van is available for the volunteers’ use. Volunteers must present a valid driver’s license and must be insurable. The city will obtain a report of his or her driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Volunteers will be fingerprinted prior to starting work. Interested parties should call the SAVES office at (661) 267-5191. When: 7-10:30 a.m. Clubs: League Bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have its weekly League Bowling March 6. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Wednesday Meetings: EyeOpeners Toastmasters What: Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at Crazy Otto’s on Ave I. You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great meeting! A great way to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7- 8:30 a.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, Ave I, Lancaster Friday Clubs: Games Snack Night What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a cards, Pokeno and other board games night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: 42941 15th St., West, Unit #5, Lancaster Health: Bereavement support group What: Bereavement support groups for adults are available at the Lancaster Presbyterian Church. The groups are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and meet weekly. For information, call (661) 951-2988. These groups are open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, please call the Bereavement Line at (818) 375-3528. When: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Where: 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster Saturday Charity: Tomo-Kahni Center benefit What: The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is hosting a benefit silent auction to save the Tomo-Kahni Resource Center in Tehachapi. The center is dedicated to the preservation of the local Kawaiisu Indian culture, but the funding to pay for rental of their facility will run out in July. Enjoy live entertainment, hors d’ oeuvres, exotic reptile demonstrations courtesy of Reptile Rescue, and guided tours of the Reserve as well as a silent auction. When: 2-6 p.m. Where: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: 14 miles west off the Highway 14, Avenue I exit. General: Tomo Kahni Video Series What: Week four of a free public film series, this week features a film on the history of the Tejon Ranch. When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Tomo Kahni Resource Center, 112 E. F Street, Ste. A, Tehachapi CA (661) 822-3720 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SAM ON ERRIGALHE’S been everywhere else since last September.Now the Sam Maguire has been given the most spectacular view ever – from the top of Errigal.Has to be the best stop-off yet – those guys at the county board are fit! SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL REACHES THE SUMMIT OF ERRIGAL! was last modified: April 16th, 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL REACHES THE SUMMIT OF ERRIGAL!
The Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has this afternoon heard calls to keep the delivery of the A5 road project high on the political agenda on both sides of the border.Deputy Joe McHughRepresentatives from local authorities on both sides of the border in the Northwest, who comprise the A5 Working Group, were before the Committee to call for a further push to deliver the A5 road upgrade.The project includes 86 km of dual carriageway from Aughnacloy in Co Tyrone to Newbuildings outside Derry City. Committee Chairman Joe McHugh says: “We thank local representatives for making the compelling case for delivery of the A5 road upgrade. There is no doubt that the longstanding dearth of modern transport infrastructure to the Northwest is seriously hindering development, and the relatively high unemployment and poverty rates can be directly attributable to this lack of connectivity.“Committee Members also pointed to how delivery of the project underpins so many other areas of North/South cooperation, such as in areas of education and health. With the successful launch of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route this year, the tourism potential of the road upgrade was also highlighted.”He added that the Committee fully takes on board the local representatives’ call for the issue to be kept to the top of the political agenda.“A number of Members pointed to the imperative for tight timelines to avoid any further slippages on the delivery of this critical piece of infrastructure. The Irish Government have committed £50 million to the project and the Committee agreed to ensure the concerns raised this afternoon will be outlined to Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar TD. On 10 July, the Committee will visit the Secretariat of the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh and we intend to raise delivery of the project in our discussions with officials at those meetings.” Separately, the Committee met with representatives from the Centre for Cross Border Studies to consider developments in North/South cooperation.The Centre is an independent university-based research and development centre which commissions, encourages and publishes research on cross-Border co-operation in all fields of society and the economy.Deputy McHugh continues: “The Committee heard a comprehensive report on the current levels of cross border cooperation from Centre for Cross Border Studies and where the potential exists to further strengthen cooperation.“A number of positive developments in the area were instanced in the area of education, such with the numbers of Donegal students attending the Northwest College in Derry. However, Committee Members are acutely aware that overall numbers of students from Northern Ireland studying south of the border remain very low and that more needed to be done to incentivise cross-border study.” A5 ROAD PROJECT MUST BE KEPT HIGH ON POLITICAL AGENDA HEARS OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE was last modified: June 26th, 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:a5 roaddeputy joe mchughdonegal
LANCASTER – Detectives are investigating the shooting of a man and woman who were wounded while sitting in a parked car early Saturday at a city park, officials said. The victims’ names were not released, and Lancaster sheriff’s station officials released little information, saying the case may turn into a homicide that will be turned over to homicide bureau investigators. Both victims were hospitalized in critical condition Saturday, and the woman was not expected to survive, officials said. Deputies were sent at 3:45 a.m. Saturday to Lancaster’s Eastside Park at 45045 Fifth St. E., where the victims were found shot in a car, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ed Stewart. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: AFCON 2019CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICCHAN 2017DR CongoEgyptFUFAMALAWIMichoMoses BasenaNigerPyramids FCSao Tome and PrincipeSebastien DesabreSenegalTanzaniatopzimbabwe Desabre became Cranes head coach in December 2017. (PHOTOS/file)KAMPALA – It is not easy to satisfy Ugandan football enthusiasts simply because it is hard to understand what they really want.Former head coach of the Uganda National Men’s football team, the Cranes, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevi? fell victim to them back in January 2017.After ensuring that the Cranes qualified for their maiden Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 39 years, the Serb was criticized for his ‘defensive’ brand of football at the finals held in Gabon.Elsewhere, such an achievement would be celebrated even after group stage elimination but not in Uganda, where the football community which also includes ‘Social Media Coaches’, think they must play beautiful football and win games at a tournament that they have not played in, for close to half a century.As fate would have it, Micho resigned towards the end of July and it felt like an enemy to Ugandan football had been defeated instead of a loss of a legend after-all, the Serb would forever be remembered as the man who broke the 39-year-old AFCON curse.Micho stepped down in July 2017.As Micho started to settle in at his new role as Orlando Pirates coach in the South African top flight, a certain Moses Basena took over as interim head coach. Barely a month into his new role, Basena was too, criticized for sticking to Micho’s tactics and it was just a matter of time before the former SC Villa and Simba FC coach left.On December 27th, 2017, it was announced that Sebastien Desabre would be the Uganda Cranes head coach for the next two years.As soon as the name fell into the ears of Ugandan football fans and the so-called ‘Social Media Coaches’, the questions about his past and lack of National team experienced started to arise.Those questions only grew stronger after the Frenchman led the Uganda Cranes to a group stage elimination at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). At the tournament held in Morocco, the Cranes lost two and drew one of their three games, finishing 3rd in Group C.Desabre’s next assignment came in the February/March international friendly window where his Cranes would face Sao Tome and Principe and Malawi at Mandela National stadium in a space of three days. With the two nations not among the African giants, fans across the country expected to see Uganda dominant and winning by huge margins.However, that would not be the case as Uganda defeated Sao Tome 3-1 and went on to draw 0-0 with Malawi. What followed after that was a Social Media outrage as fans questioned his tactics and style of play, claiming he was no better than both of his immediate predecessors Basena and Micho.Uganda defeated Sao Tome 3-1 in Desabre’s first international friendly.As though the fans’ outrage was not enough, journalists also questioned Desabre, making a negative assessment of his then three-month stay at the helm.Having good knowledge about what was going on, Desabre maintained that he was still studying the team and promised to come up with better performances and results in future.The performances would not improve in the next friendly window in May/June as Uganda lost its two games against the Central African Republic and Niger, two other minors in African football.After seven official games, the Frenchman had overseen just a single victory, two draws and four defeats but he was still confident the best was yet to come.On September 8th, 2018, Uganda Cranes took on Tanzania in their second 2019 AFCON qualifier at Namboole and it ended in a 0-0 stalemate. The result was welcomed with more outrage as many called for Desabre to be sacked, something that the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) did not respond to as their plans were to stick with the Frenchman.Desabre was criticised for the draw against Tanzania in September 2018.The next three qualifiers saw Uganda go on a three-match winning run, ensuring the Cranes made an instant return to the AFCON finals that would be held in Egypt in 2019.A draw with Nigeria in a high profile friendly which saw Uganda play the beautiful brand of football that the fans and media craved for ensured that many started falling for Desabre, finally seeing him as the solution that they for long wished for.As fate would have it, Uganda lost their last qualifying game to Tanzania and although fans attributed the loss to FUFA, Desabre was mentioned along the lines too.In another high profile friendly, Uganda defeated Ivory Coast 1-0 and then flew to Egypt to face the likes of Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe in Group A of the AFCON finals.Exactly a week and two days after the tournament had started, Uganda finished second in their group and progressed to the knock-out stages of Africa’s football showpiece, for the first time in 41 years.The results impressed Ugandans across the world but it was the brand of football that took them over the edge as finally, they had a coach whose style they could pride in.The Social media coaches had been silenced and turned into believers and even after losing to Senegal in the round of 16, a sense of satisfaction among the faithful could be felt.The Cranes were eliminated by Senegal in the round of 16 at AFCON 2019The following day, Desabre and FUFA terminated their contract and the Frenchman would step down as Uganda Cranes head coach with immediate effect. It was an announcement that broke Ugandans’ hearts and a loss that will forever be remembered as a great one.By the time of his departure, Uganda had graduated in terms of how football is played. Desabre had somehow eliminated the myth that Uganda was a fringe side, one that is supposed to lose to the heavyweights of African football.The two losses at AFCON 2019 to both Egypt and Senegal highlighted how much the Cranes have grown as a footballing nation especially on the pitch.Against record AFCON holders-Egypt, the Cranes mastered 14 shots, 8 of which were on target whilst managing 51% of the possession. It was a game they lost 0-2 but one they proved they can now stand toe to toe with the very best on the continent. Unlike in the past when Uganda would line up with a left-back as part of the midfield in an effort to limit damages, Desabre went for an all-out 4:4:2 formation to try and win the game.It was the same approach against Senegal and despite having 48% of possession, Uganda managed 6 shots as compared to Senegal’s two, further testament to Desabre’s fearless approach.The four games played at AFCON 2019 were entered with a feeling of ‘we can win all of them’ rather than going into some with a loss in the back of everyone’s mind. That is as far as how the Frenchman has developed the Cranes.Whoever comes in will find a side that has been designed to go into games knowing they can win them all but that is all down to a certain Frenchman who will be unveiled as head coach of Egyptian side Pyramids, in the next few hours.Whatever happens after, Sebastien Desabre is indeed a loss to Ugandan football!Comments
Charlton manager Chris Powell felt his team were unlucky to lose at QPR.Charlie Austin’s long-range effort gave Rangers a 1-0 victory against the Addicks, who are one place above the relegation zone.Powell said: “We were beaten by a wonder strike – an excellent goal.“I felt we settled into the game against a team with a good manager who has got some good players at his disposal.“We acquitted ourselves well but lacked belief in the final third. We defended really well but certain things didn’t go our way and that’s hard to take.“Sometimes you just can’t stop quality and Charlie’s goal really was a great strike. That’s what you pay for.“I’ve got to do my best to instil some confidence in the players. They know what they’re up against but they’re in the same league and I feel can play against these guys.“You’ve got to say to yourself ‘Can we match that? Can we play against that?’ And we can.“We’re in the lower reaches but we’ve got two big home games coming up and on another day we could have got something from this.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – The Warriors are not leaning on this scenario as an in-series adjustment. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr shared some encouraging news on the likelihood centers DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Jones could return at some point during the NBA playoffs.“It’s a possibility he could be back. Same with DeMarcus,” Kerr said on Sunday. “He’s coming along pretty well. …