Ministry of Finance Defies Court Order

first_imgAn order from the Civil Law Court instructing the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to turn over three vehicles in its possession has been ignored by the Ministry.The Court’s order dated June 11, a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, instructed the Ministry to deliver the vehicles; VIN#5TFUYSF11AX146505, VIN#KN8NU73C67U01510 and VIN#2FNDK3JCABA20110 to the Sheriff of the Court in keeping with the law, and to appear on Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m.Unfortunately, the Ministry did not appear before Judge Emery Paye on Monday, neither did it turn over the vehicles.The order partly read, “Respondents or defendants, MOF are hereby ordered to deliver the chattels, the subject of these proceedings to the sheriff of the Honorable Court as in keeping with the law.”It further reads,” The Sheriffs are commanded to summon the defendants to appear before the Court on the June 16, 2014, at the precise hour of 10 a.m. to answer to the complaint of Mr. George Slangar, a used car importer.”In their complaint to the Court, the lawyer representing Slangar alleged that they are owners of three vehicles (VIN#5TFUYSF11AX146505, VIN#KN8NU73C67U01510 and VIN#2FNDK3JCABA20110) imported from the United States of America (USA).They alleged that they have paid all government taxes as required by law, and have the right to take delivery of said vehicles from the Free Port of Monrovia.Unfortunately, the vehicles are presently at the Port under the custody of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in keeping with the Ministry of Finance’s communication dated January 17, 2014.They also alleged that consistent with the law, they have filed “Replevin bond” in the amount of US$150,000 to cover the defendants in consonance with the stature.A Replevin bond is a bond given by a plaintiff in a replevin law suit in order to attach property that is in the defendant’s possession prior to the rendering of judgment.This bond is used to cover losses to the defendant, if the plaintiff loses the case.It protects the attaching officer and ensures the safekeeping of the property until the court determines if the property should be given back to the defendant or not.The lawyer, however, prayed the court to order the defendants to have the vehicles delivered to the Sheriff of the court in keeping with law, and to grant unto them all further relief that the court deemed legal and equitable.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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Ganta Money Exchange Booths Locked, per CBL’s Restriction

first_imgSome of the empty money exchange boothsNearly all the money exchange kiosks in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County remained closed the whole of yesterday, leaving the foreign-exchange rate in limbo as the ‘July 26’ festive season draws near.Money changers were seen loitering while their booths showed no exchange rate between the Liberian dollars (LRD) and the United States dollars (USD) as of yesterday, July 19.Customers who turned out to transact with the money exchangers were disappointed for the second day in a row, since the Central Bank of Liberia announced July 18 that it would track illegal money exchangers.“Our booths are empty, because we are still waiting to hear from CBL to come up with the exact rate,” said Peter Mendin, a money exchanger.“What we are doing now is black deal,” said another money exchanger, suggesting that his exchange rate is off the record.Across the city of Ganta, traders and ordinary business people were left in confusion on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, after news circulated that the CBL was going to crack down the money exchange vendors.Because of the news, the money exchangers became frightened and locked down all their booths in fear of being arrested by CBL or the authorities for inflating the exchange rate.The latest exchange rate was L$ 168 to US$1, something that brought outcry in the business booming city of Ganta.The high inflation in the exchange rate is causing the prices of goods and services to skyrocket, leaving citizens wondering how it will be addressed before the school year opens in September.Due to the lockdown of most of the booths on Wednesday, the exchange rate on the street dropped to L$100 to US$1, but shot back up on the following day, July 19, 2018, to L$150 to a US$1.However, there is still uncertainty in Ganta and other commercial cities of when the exchange rate will be stabilized for the prices to respond accordingly.“Things are going backward with this high rate issue,” said 80 year-old Robert Brewer.The July 26 momentum is said to be very poor, with more goods pouring in Ganta, with less buyers, something that is blame on the poor state of economy and the high USD rate.Commercial banks in Ganta were observed to have unusually low customer traffic for this time of year.“Usually when season approaches like this, the banking institutions [are] very crowded with customers, but we don’t know what is happening,” said one of tellers, who do not want to be named.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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Haas wins in record fashion

first_imgThe 53-year-old Haas earned $247,500 for his seventh career win in 40 starts on the Champions Tour. Coming into this weekend, he had four top-fives in six tournaments this season, including three second-place finishes . “I felt every hole was a birdie hole,” said Haas, who made 20 birdies in 54 holes and broke Hale Irwin’s tournament record of 17-under 196 set in 2002. “I felt I needed a cushion down the stretch to win.” Haas’ total matches the seventh best in a 54-hole Champions Tour event. R.W. Eaks also shot a 65 in the final round and finished second at 17 under, his third career second-place finish on the Champions Tour since joining in 2002. Joe Ozaki and Ben Crenshaw tied for third six strokes back. Peter Jacobsen, who had laser back surgery last week, was one of four golfers who finished tied for fifth, seven strokes behind Haas. PODS Mark Calcavecchia has gone through his share of ups and downs, from winning a British Open to finishing countless rounds without a full set of clubs because some of them wound up at the bottom of ponds. Never has he felt such a wild swing in one week. Jay Haas won for the first time this season on the Champions Tour, taking the Toshiba Classic by two strokes Sunday and breaking the tournament record. Haas, a four-time winner last year on the 50-and-over tour, closed with a 6-under 65 at Newport Beach Country Club to finish at 19-under 194. center_img Calcavecchia packed his bags Thursday night because he figured he would miss the cut. Now he has to make room for an unlikely trophy from his one-shot victory in the PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., that kept him guessing to the very end. He missed a 7-foot par for the victory. Moments later, he watched Heath Slocum’s 4-foot par putt to force a playoff dip in and out of the cup. The biggest surprise was that it nearly left Calcavecchia speechless. “From where I was Thursday, maybe it’s just a fairy-tale week,” he said. “This stuff doesn’t happen to me – from bottom to top in three days. I know things happen in a hurry in this game, but that’s a record for me. From no chance, no hope, missed cut to victory. I’m just stunned.” The payoff was handsome. Calcavecchia earned $954,000 to go over $20 million for his career, and moved up to No. 7 on the PGA Tour money list. If he can stay inside the top 10 over the next two weeks, he’ll earn a trip to the Masters. MasterCard Classic Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 2-under 70 in the second round Sunday to pull within a stroke of leader Meaghan Francella in the MasterCard Classic, the rain-plagued LPGA Tour event set for a Monday finish in Huixquilucan, Mexico. Prammanasudh, coming off a victory two weeks ago in the Fields Open in Hawaii, played 16 holes in the rain-delayed second round. 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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City of Fort St John releases construction values for April 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for April 2019.For April, the value of construction was $2,478,810.00 with seven permits issued.The largest project on the list is for a Single Family Dwelling with a construction value of $712,780.00.- Advertisement -In comparison to 2018, the overall construction value of the projects is up from $4,273,300.00 to $16,190,310.00.Despite the construction value being up, the number of permits issued so far in 2019 is at 24, compared to 30 a year ago.You can view the full April 2019 building permit report on the City’s website.Advertisementlast_img

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Glitz- SportPesa Super Cup finale in pictures

first_imgMeddie Kagere celebrates after scoring against Tanzania’s Simba SC in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWell, they say, play for the name infront of the jersey, and they will never forget the name at the back. Rwandese forward Meddie Kagere opened the scoring in the 2-0 win.Gor Mahia forward kisses his Golden Boot award after the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKagere was rewarrded for his hard work, winning the Golden Boot for the second consecutive time after bagging four goals in three matches.Tanzania’s Simba SC players line up before their 2-0 loss against Gor Mahia in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLiterally, Simba were blurred out of the trophy with Gor Mahia going on to register a 2-0 win and clinch the crown, earning a repeat date with Everton.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr applauds Simba SC players as they pick their silver medals after a 2-0 loss against Gor in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe passionate Dylan Kerr was at hand to clap away his former side Simba as they received the loser’s medals.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr celebrates with goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch after their 2-0 win over Tanzania’s Simba SC in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAnd boy wasn’t the Briton elated! Literally, Dyllie was on fire!!!Ushers stand beside the SportPesa Super Cup during the final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAnd oh, the good news, the trophy was a thing of beauty! Oh, well, plus the bearers of bearers of good news as well ;-).Everton and Nigeria legend Yakubu Ayegbeni was the guest commentator alongside the celebrated Bernard Otieno during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTalk of world class commentary, it was the seasoned Bernard Otieno pairing upfront with the Big Yak, Everton and Nigeria legend Yakubu Ayegbeni.Some of the SportPesa crew members during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWe all guess this is why they call it the beautiful game, eh?Fans enjoy the moments during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOn the stands as well, smiles were plenty, the beautiful game producing its beautiful moments.Fans enjoy the moments during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThose who could sing sung; those who could drum drummed, those who could clap clapped. Well tomatoes will always tomate and potatoes will always potate….Fans enjoy the moments during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOh, and vuvuzelas will always vuvuzale and whistles will always whistle…Kakamega Homeboyz players Allan Wanga and Noah Wafula with friends during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter finishing fourth, Homeboyz players sat down to enjoy the beauty of the finale.Gor Mahia winger Samuel Onyango, missing much from recent squads watched from the stands as his teammates won the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSamuel Onyango hasn’t enjoyed much playing time since last month’s game against Mathare United in Machakos, but hopefully, he will be back stronger.More fans watch proceedings during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIt was a beautiful final. Smiling wasn’t an option for most.More Gor Mahia fans enjoy proceedings during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluEvery moment had to be captured and shared across all social media platforms. Here, this passionate fan came in with an editor to ensure grammar nazis didn’t skin him in case of typos.A Gor Mahia fan whistles his team on during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluProbably he was whistling, but we are also trying to understand what was going on here.Gor Mahia fans dance the afternoon away during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAge is just but a number. Dancing is an inborn thing to people from the lakeside!0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate after beating Tanzania’s Simba SC 2-0 in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11- In front of a packed Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Gor Mahia delivered a firm statement, beating Tanzanian champions Simba SC 2-0 to retain the SportPesa Super Cup title and book a ticket to face English Premier League side Everton FC in a friendly match in Liverpool next month.We share some of the photographic moments from the Afraha Stadium where close to 15,000 fans thronged the stadium to watch proceedings.last_img read more

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McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUP

first_imgTori Pena & Irish Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle at the European Cup Team Championships Dublin. Photo By Kieran CarlinOn day one of the European Cup at Santry, in which twelve nations are competing including Ireland, Finn Valley’s Tori Pena grabbed 11 valuable points.It was the second best individual tally from the squad clearing 4-30 in difficult conditions to push Ireland to a best ever opening day total which has them in 6th position.Tori now remains in Europe for the summer preparing for the world championships in Moscow mid August. Club mate Patsy Mc Gonagle, the Irish team leader, expressed delight with the response and attitude of the squad and underlined the average age being 22/23.“It bodes well for the years ahead,” he said.   McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUP was last modified: June 23rd, 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:McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUPlast_img read more

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Senior lunch menu

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with bread, dessert and fat-free milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Linguini and meatballs, baby lima beans, cauliflower. Tuesday: Beef pepper steak, carrots, peas. Wednesday: Chicken Primavera, cauliflower, vegetable blend Italian. Thursday: Stuffed cheese shells, baby lima beans, carrots. Friday: Sweet and sour chicken, vegetable blend Italian, peas.last_img read more

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Friends of murdered Lyra McKee begin three-day peace walk to Derry

first_imgFriends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee have started a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry.Hundreds turned out at Writer’s Square in Belfast on Saturday morning, many wearing T-shirts in her memory and carrying flags with messages of peace.The 29-year-old was shot in the head by the dissident republican group the New IRA while observing clashes with police in Creggan on Thursday, April 18.She was struck once to the head with a bullet fired by a ‘New IRA’ killer.Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is due to join them on the last leg on Monday ahead of a rally at Derry’s Guildhall.Lyra’s Walk logistics and location manager Brenda Gough urged anyone who sees the walkers to show their support.She thanked all the community groups which have offered support with water and snacks for the walkers en route, and the Samaritans who will send counsellors into the campsites each night. “We had over 300 walkers registered, obviously life happens, but the main body of walkers have turned up,” she told the Press Association.“The aim was to have a very mixed representation of the whole community of Northern Ireland and everyone has stepped up.“This type of movement attracts people who have a lot of empathy and compassion, and don’t hold prejudice.“We do have some walkers who have played their part in the Troubles, they are here to support us and show that change can happen.“That is the ethos of this, we want people to address themselves and not the politicians because we have the politicians that we vote for, we are responsible for our government. We can’t just blame them.” The start point of Writer’s Square is beside St Anne’s Cathedral where Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish President Michael D Higgins, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Northern Ireland’s political leaders were among the mourners at Ms McKee’s funeral.“Starting at Writer’s Square was Sara Canning’s (Ms McKee’s partner) idea, she said Lyra was a writer and so the start point should be Writer’s Square,” she said.“It’s beside St Anne’s Cathedral where the funeral was, so yeah, we are starting off where we last saw Lyra.”During the funeral, a priest asked local politicians why it took the death of a 29-year-old woman to unite their parties. Friends of murdered Lyra McKee begin three-day peace walk to Derry was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino for 1-0 lead in D-League semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PBA IMAGESCignal HD derailed Marinerong Pilipino’s dream voyage with an 86-67 rout Thursday to gain a 1-0 lead in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Possibly playing his final game before leaving for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Raymar Jose imposed his presence and uncorked 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench to lead his side to the win.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m really thankful for Raymar. I had to play him for the whole of the third quarter and he did his job for us,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.Jason Perkins provided the stability for the Hawkeyes as he scattered 13 markers, 18 boards, three assists, one steal, and one block, Byron Villarias had 13 points, four rebounds, and three dimes, and Oping Sumalinog got 12 markers and four boards as the Hawkeyes starters jumped to an early 34-14 first quarter lead and never looked back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m really happy that the starters stepped up on defense. We’re pressured enough to play at our best today given the fact that we haven’t played for a long while. But credit to my boys again. They really played their hearts out today,” said Fernandez.Showing no rust from their three-week layoff, Cignal controlled the tempo of the game and even led by high as 24, 62-38, at the 2:54 mark of the third quarter. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses But as always, the Skippers woke up from their slumber late and made a huge push in the fourth period, cutting the deficit to as low as 12, 75-63, after a Julian Sargent bucket.Unfortunately, the Skippers’ late-game magic was no match for Cignal’s end game poise, with Jose, Sumalinog, and Villarias icing the game down the stretch.The Hawkeyes can close the deal out on Tuesday for Game 2, still at Ynares Sports Arena.Pao Javelona paced Marinerong Pilipino with 11 points, while Sargent and Renzo Subido both got eight markers apiece as they saw the end of the Skippers’ seven-game winning run.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CIGNAL HD 86 – Jose 17, Perkins 13, Villarias 13, Sumalinog 12, Arboleda 6, Bringas 6, Cahilig 6, Raymundo 5, Batino 4, Sara 4, Apinan 0, Uyloan 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 67 – Javelona 11, Sargent 8, Subido 8, Moralde 7, Herndon 6, Lopez 6, Iñigo 5, Marata 5, Alabanza 3, Isip 3, Javillonar 3, Gabriel 2.Quarters: 34-14, 48-29, 65-45, 86-67. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Lyceum escapes EAC for 7th straight winlast_img read more

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SPORT-LD MEDALLISTS 2 LAST

first_imgOn the occasion, Gopichand appreciated the performances On the occasion, Gopichand appreciated the performances of Sindhu, Sakshi and Dipa. “The three ladies have made fantastic efforts. India said other day, Save the Girl Child was the norm, but now it is saved by the girl (post results in Rio Olympics). Thank you very much for keeping our honour and pride,” he said. Applauding the girls, he said, “Congratulations to all three of you. Your effort is nothing less than the gold. Over the years, last time (during last Olympics) we had a bronze (Saina Nehwal). Today, thanks to Sindhus effort we are here with a silver.” He also praised Tendulkar saying he is a great ambassador for sports. Shuttler P V Sindhu recalled, “When I was gifted a Swift Dzire earlier, Sachin sir told me that if I would win an Olympic medal he would definitely gift me another car. That happened today. I thank Sachin sir and Chamundi sir for gifting me a car.” Sindhu said she is thankful to everyone and added “because of your blessings I am here.” “Overall it is my dream and it has come true that I had to get an Olympic medal. I am thankful to my coach because the whole journey till now I am with him. In the upcoming tournaments, definitely I will get laurels for the country,” she said. Overwhelmed by the felicitations, Sakshi said, “I went alone (to Rio) and now entire India is with me. Continue with your love so that I can convert my bronze into gold at Tokyo Olympics. Thanks for honouring me.” Dipa also thanked everyone saying “bina medal key bhi itna mujhe support mil raha hain (I am getting so much support without even winning a medal). Thank you Sachin sir.” PTI VVK GK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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