What Happened to Lofa Road Pavement Plans?

first_imgA prominent citizen and professional civil servant of Lofa County has asked a startling question and wants to know what happened to the pavement plans of the Lofa County highway.Senior citizens, business entities, farmers, aid agencies and residents of Lofa County have made urgent appeals to the Liberian Government and the Kingdom of Kuwait to start the Lofa road pavement project.Mr. Joseph H. Farkollie, Sr. claims that almost everything seems mute regarding the feasibility studies conducted by the Liberian Government and supported by the Kingdom of Kuwait.He contends that Lofa County being for years the bread basket of the country, the pavement of the highway should be given urgent and serious priority in order to stimulate agriculture and boost economic development in Liberia.The Liberian accountant and human resource manager also indicated that considering Lofa County’s huge population and its great agricultural potential, pavement of the highway cannot be over emphasized.The former Manager for Operations of the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) intimated that in the early 1980s, Lofa’s cocoa and coffee farmers topped the nation’s produce sector.“Such an accomplishment came as a result of the meticulous commitment of Lofa County’s farmers during that period which contributed considerably to the development, growth and progress of the Liberian economy,” Mr. Farkollie asserted.He also pointed out that Liberia could return to and surpass that level of productivity if urgent consideration could be placed on the national agenda for the complete pavement of the Lofa highway in rural Liberia.“Year in and year out, the Lofa highway has continued to be in deplorable condition perpetually impeding the free movement of food and other goods and services that are  critical to business interactions,” Mr. Farkollie lamented.The former LPMC’s senior branch accountant assigned to the entity’s Voinjama station in the 1980s indicated that if any investors are contemplating tapping into the resources of Lofa, the full pavement of the highway must be a top priority.“Besides paving the highway, GOL should consider upgrading the educational institutions and providing better quality health services for the residents and citizens of Lofa County,” Mr. Farkollie stressed.He further underscored the need for serious consideration by would be investors to the rehabilitation of the many feeder roads that highly impact agricultural activity especially the farming of needed produce for the urban markets.Asked about Lofa’s population in terms of socio-economic growth, Farkollie says that the county’s population growth, especially given political considerations, should be placed on the national agenda as one of the key factors by the Liberian Government.For countless decades, he said, Lofa County has endured too many hardships relating to deplorable road conditions and other socio-economic hardships.The former LMPC official sounded an urgent appeal to the Liberian Government and support partners associated with the Lofa road project to consider the plight of the citizens and residents of that agriculturally driven county.“Our appeals as major stakeholders in the socio-economic viability of the nation are on the basis of economic growth, political expediency and progress,” Mr. Farkollie concluded.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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Police celebrate milestones

first_imgWHITTIER – An audience of about 100 family and friends gathered Thursday for the swearing in of seven new Whittier police officers and the promotions of three others in ceremonies at the Whittier Community Center. Whittier Police Department Chief David Singer first introduced the veteran officers who are advancing their careers. He began by introducing dispatcher Kristi Galbiso. Galbiso had held the position before but had to leave due to a serious illness. After she recovered, she returned to the department. “I came back to my extended family,” Galbiso said. “And I’m so happy to be back.” Singer then introduced the new senior property and evidence technician, Billy Cosby. Cosby has served 15 years in law enforcement and said he is happy to be in Whittier now. “This is one of the best police departments I’ve ever worked for,” Cosby said. Steve Gardner was promoted to senior forensic specialist. Gardner has been in law enforcement for 17 years. “The way I look at it, I still have 19 years to go,” Gardner said. “And I look forward to having many cases solved.” The seven new officers were then brought on stage and sworn in by the chief. Their families then had the opportunity to pin on their badges. The audience had a good laugh when new officer Ryan Todd was asked to speak on behalf of all the other officers and swore them in by mistake. “That was just a dress rehearsal,” Todd quipped. “But, we are all very excited to be here.” Other new officers are: Kelly Medellin, Esteban Medina, Agustin Guangorena, Nestor Gonzalez, Jesse Benavente and Rick Myers. Sgt. Jay Tatman and Dominic Iraldo were sworn in at the end the ceremony. Their wives pinned their badges on and Singer cut their ties. “It’s a Whittier tradition,” Singer said. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley attended and offered his congratulations. “They all look very deserving of their positions,” Cooley said. “The city of Whittier should be very proud.” Family and friends joined the new and promoted officers for lunch at the community center after the ceremony. The new officers are expected to begin their duties right away. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fernandes comments on Redknapp’s position – and his own

first_imgTony Fernandes has told fans on Twitter that manager Harry Redknapp should only be judged once QPR’s injury problems have eased. Supporters have called for the Rangers chairman to sack Redknapp, with many urging Fernandes to appoint former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis.There have been questions about Fernandes’ own future plans as well, amid a row over a recent agreement to sell the Caterham Formula One team he controlled.Rangers, who face Aston Villa at Loftus Road on Monday, have also been in the news because of the public fall-out between Redknapp and Adel Taarabt.Let’s all out players off the injury liat which we haven’t and then judge harry .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 26, 2014Fernandes tweeted: “Let’s all out players off the injury liat which we haven’t and then judge harry.“I stand by we have great players . need less politics and get behind harry and players . all players should be unified . Liverpool showed what we made of.”Asked about his own position, he replied: “Never quit unless someone can do a better job or fans and staff want me to go . a good leader knows when to move on.“When qpr fans want me to go due to my poor decision making I will go . full stop.“A good leader knows when to go . time for me to leave at caterham f1 .love qpr and AirAsia but there will come a time .and staff and fans dictate that.”See also:The Redknapp recap: Harry on Villa, Taarabt, keepers and moreFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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How do the Warriors compensate for their injured All-Stars?

first_imgOAKLAND – The joy spread across Stephen Curry’s face as he hoisted shots into the basket.During a post-practice shooting workout, Curry swished countless 3-pointers around the perimeter. He then played hackey-sack with NBA Hall-of-Famer and Warriors consultant Steve Nash before making more shots.Those signs made the Warriors feel encouraged about Curry’s progress since missing the past six games with a strained left groin. But it must have frustrated the Warriors, too. Curry will sit out …last_img read more

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Dan Bailey Hit a 54-Yard Field Goal to Win Monday Night Football

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Dirty Dan is at it again. Dan Bailey hit a 54-yard field goal with 10 seconds left against the Washington Professional Football Team to keep the Dallas Cowboys alive in the NFC East at 4-8 (!) Here’s a look at the bomb.Dan Bailey.54 yards.For The Win! #DALvsWAS https://t.co/njJkdM8y62— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 2015“It was excitement,” Bailey told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “We were all in that moment. This team is about fight. We were fighting hard. To come away with a win was pretty exciting. I didn’t know if (Jason Witten) was going to tackle me or what. He is a pretty big guy. It was exciting. It was a lot of fun.”AdChoices广告“It’s just another kick,” Bailey said. “You try not to make it bigger than what it is. You really try to dumb down the situation and kind of take the pressure off yourself. I have a ton of confidence in the operation. A great group of guys to do our job with. It eases my mind.”“I mean, Dan is the best that there is at those kicks,” added Jason Witten.Also, how about this stat via ESPN?Entering Monday, there had been 46 regular-season and playoff field goal tries that met the following conditions: 54 yards or longer, score differential of three points or less (including ties) and 20 seconds or less remaining in the fourth quarter or overtimeKickers were 16-of-46 (34.8 percent) on those kicks, including 2-of-9 dating to the start of last season. The two other kickers with makes were Dan Carpenter against the Lions last season and Stephen Gostkowski against the Giants this season.Bailey was 4/4 on the night and is easily the most accurate kicker in NFL history. Here’s the top 10.Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 9.05.56 AMDez, by the way did a bunch of Dez stuff.Dez Bryant goes full extension, lays out and makes the catch. #DALvsWAS https://t.co/Xu4a10znKj— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 2015And here are the NFC East standings (LOL!)NFC East Standings:1. Redskins 5-72. Eagles 5-73. Giants 5-74. Cowboys 4-8— 247Sports (@247Sports) December 8, 2015Also, this happened (which I could not be a bigger fan of). I want this to start happening in college.Dez. D-Jax. Jersey swap. #Respect #DALvsWAS #FootballIsFamily pic.twitter.com/t6ihbSU8xh— NFL (@NFL) December 8, 2015last_img read more

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