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Business: ‘APM Terminals to Pay US$1.25M in Arrears’

first_imgMrs. Cuffy-Brown assured Liberians that her quest to collect all lawful revenues through the NPA.-Says Acting NPA managing directorGiving the National Port Authority’s (NPA) 90 days accomplishment over the weekend in Monrovia, the Acting managing director, Mrs. Cecelia Cuffy-Brown, said the APM Terminals has agreed to pay US$1.25 million as arrears for extra two years the company operated the marine service within the Freeport of Monrovia.This arrangement was upheld during the regime of the former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Mrs. Brown said all these are included in the memorandum of understanding (MOU) the NPA singed with the management of the APM Terminals, which her administration initiated with the support of the office of President George Weah.In keeping with the new Memo as of May 25, 2018 , APM Terminals will begin to pay 15% royalty on its total annual revenue from Marine Services before expenditure and taxes to the National Port Authority.Mrs. Brown’s disclosure was contained in her four months progress report released during a press conference when she said that her administration initiated the agreement because Liberia was losing millions of dollars as a result of agreement the entity signed with APM Terminals.She explained that the milestone accomplishment of her administration is embedded under the new agreement, which obliged the APM Terminals to also pay US$37.5 million out of the annual gross revenue generated to the NPA for the Weigh Bridge for a period of five years.“This new arrangement (MOU) will last for a five-year period and may be renewed in keeping with the terms and conditions of the agreement. From pitiful 0.07 % (US$4,000) per annum of total revenue from all operations by APM Terminals for the Marine Services to 15% and 50% respectively (US$5 million or more) including 5 years training,” the NPA release said.Previously, APM Terminals generated more than US$38 Million while the Liberian government received the sum of 28,000 despite the expiration of the five years period contained within the contract since February 1, 2016, the NPA release said.As part of the agreement, according to Mrs. Brown, the APM Terminals will train several NPA staff for five years in the area of port management. She said that her administration is also engaging other agencies and or port operators, who used the NPA facilities over the years without paying anything to the entity, to make good their commitments.She said further that the NPA management is engaging Smith, a private company which operates tug boat services in the port city of Buchanan for years without paying royalties to pay, as the NPA management will not entertain “business as usual.”“Today, we want to announce to the Liberian people that we have reached a landmark deal with the APM Terminals to improve the port facilities.“The deal will ensure the sharing of revenue generated from marine and its cargo handing services, unlike the previous agreement signed in 2010,” she said.She said APM Terminals will now pay a royalty of 15 percent of its total revenue generated from the marine services.The acting NPA MD further said after the 15% and the deduction of the expenditure and taxes, the NPA and the APM Terminals will again divide its remaining profit 50-50 percent each.At the same time, Mrs. Cuffy-Brown said that China Union owed the NPA US$7 million and has subsequently been invited for subleasing NPA facilities to Srimex without any regard to the port management.She said that as part of the Pro-Poor Agenda policy; it has employed 265 Liberians and promised to provide them adequate training in the not too distant future.She assured Liberians that her quest to collect all lawful revenues through the NPA on behalf of government remains unbending.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Visitor Information Centre moves to Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgThe change in location means the VIC will be open year-round, seven days a week, and will only close on statutory holidays. The City says using the PSC is a “natural fit” as many people already access the building for conferences, events, and sports. It also allows the City to better manage staffing needs at both the PSC and VIC. In February, City Council made the decision to demolish the former building on 100 Street after reports showed it would cost too much to repair. There is $400,000 over 2013/2014 in the City’s budget for the demolition and relocation of the Visitor Information Centre, and it recently received a $140,000 grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust for the move.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Atletico Madrid star punched, bitten and elbowed by Real Madrid players (Videos)

first_img1 Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic This morning Mario Mandzukic will probably be feeling the affects of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, which ended in a 0-0 draw.The Croatian striker, formerly of Bayern Munich, left the field battered and bloodied following incidents with opponents Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal.Ramos clattered the 28-year-old with his elbow, leaving Mandzukic with a bleeding wound above his eye, and later on right-back Carvajal punched him in the stomach after appearing to bite his arm.The striker did give as good as he got, throwing himself into several challenges, but came off worse by the end of the match.Check out the incidents below…last_img read more

Weekend Sports Breakfast – the best bits

first_imgGeorgie Bingham and Micky Quinn chat Euro 2016 – discussing yesterday’s results and previewing today’s games – and talk Anthony Joshua, Wimbledon and England vs Sri Lanka.They were joined by a host of guests, including Keith Gillespie and Danny Gabbidon, who open up on Wales’ victory over Northern Ireland.talkSPORT’s England reporter Nigel Adderley also provides an update on the Three Lions camp ahead of their round of 16 showdown with Iceland.last_img

Leicester blow! Benfica table bid for Foxes target Adam Nagy

first_img1 Benfica have made a £1.2m bid for Leicester City target Adam Nagy.The 21-year-old has impressed for Hungary at Euro 2016 and is now on the radar of several clubs this summer.Leicester are tracking the Ferencvaros midfielder, while Marseille have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the player.However, according to L’Equipe, Benfica have now made a £1.2m offer for Nagy.The Portuguese side are the latest club to be impressed by the Hungarian after scouts returned with glowing reports from Euro 2016.Ferencvaros have accepted that Nagy will leave this summer and will sanction his sale to the highest bidder. Leicester target Adam Nagy has impressed for Hungary at Euro 2016 this summer last_img read more

WATCH: Dundee United striker Simon Murray sent off after diving TWICE

first_imgNobody wants diving to become more prominent in football.But Dundee United striker Simon Murray went some way to making that nightmare a reality after being booked TWICE for going to ground too easily.Murray received his first yellow in the first half of his side’s first-leg Premiership playoff final against Hamilton Academical after being challenged by Massimo Donati.And the striker was given his marching orders – although rather harshly – for another fall at the hands of Scott McMann.Referee Steve McLean conferred with his linesman before sending off the striker – much to the dismay of Tangerines boss Ray McKinnon.last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF ST EUNAN’S WIN IN THE COUNTY FINAL

first_imgIT was one of the closest county finals in years.And St Eunan’s edged out Naomh Conaill by a single point in Sunday’s county final.Jacksonsmediatv has put together this video highlights package from the game.Click to play  DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF ST EUNAN’S WIN IN THE COUNTY FINAL was last modified: November 6th, 2012 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:DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF ST EUNAN’S WIN IN THE COUNTY FINALlast_img read more

The list of Liverpool legends Salah scored 50 goals faster than

first_img 9 Fernando Torres Mo Salah has joined a select group of Liverpool royalty after breaking more records in a Reds shirt That’s less appearances than a host of Liverpool legends – well, all of them, obviously…But that list of heroic and historic figures he has now eclipsed makes Salah’s feat look all the more impressive.Take a look at the legendary players Salah has beaten as he has become the quickest player to net 50 goals in Liverpool history.Albert Stubbins (77 games to reach 50 goals) The Scot scored 238 goals in 534 appearances for the Reds between 1946 and 1960.But it took him 153 league games to reach the 50-goal mark, as he scored twice in a 4-0 win over Sunderland in August 1950.The scorer of the Reds’ other two goals that day? One Albert Stubbins. 9 9 9 Known simply as ‘God’ to Reds fans, Fowler was another Anfield favourite for his predatory instinct around the goal.The boyhood Everton fan was another product of the Melwood academy and another who scored on his debut aged just 18.Fowler scored 183 goals in 369 appearances in a Liverpool shirt, with his 50th strike coming against Tottenham in August 1995.Kenny Dalglish (102 games to reach 50 goals) ‘Sir Roger’ is regarded as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players.The forward scored 285 goals in 492 appearances for Liverpool, winning two league titles in 1964 and 1966 and the FA Cup under legendary manager Bill Shankly.He was part of the England squad which lifted the 1966 World Cup on home soil, playing in all six games and scoring three goals.He also holds the distinction of scoring the first goal broadcast on BBC’s Match of the Day back in 1964 with a strike against Arsenal.George Allan (81 games to reach 50 goals)The Scot was a star of the Liverpool team of the late 19th century.He first moved to Merseyside in 1895 and racked up 56 goals in 96 appearances over four years across two spells, having joined Celtic for one season before then returning to Anfield.Allan’s life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis in October 1899.Sam Raybould (81 games to reach 50 goals)Raybould, who joined the Liverpool in 1900, will forever hold the record for being the first player to reach a century of goals for the club.He moved to Liverpool from Merseyside neighbours New Brighton and overall he scored 129 goals in 226 matches.He was part of the side which won Liverpool’s first championship title in 1901, but was never recognised with an England cap.Fernando Torres (84 games to reach 50 goals) Mohamed Salah wrote his name into the Liverpool history books on Wednesday night as he become the club’s fastest player to score 50 goals.The Egyptian ace netted a brace at Anfield in the Champions League victory over Red Star Belgrade to reach his half-century in his 65th game for the Reds. While Fowler is ‘God’, Dalglish is known as ‘King Kenny.’The Scottish legend is worshipped by Liverpool fans for his achievements as a player and manager during the club’s glory years in the 1970s and 1980s.He reached his half-century of goals in a win over Ipswich in March 1979 in what was his 102nd appearance for the club.He went on to score 172 goals in 515 games for the Reds.Billy Liddell (174 games to reach 50 goals) 9 9 Albert Stubbins center_img Liverpool’s all-time record goalscorer and one of the most lethal finishers the English game has ever known.Welsh icon Rush took on the mantle as Liverpool’s goalscorer-in-chief from Dalglish.In total he scored 346 goals in 660 appearances for the club.Michael Owen (93 games to reach 50 goals) Billy Liddell Ian Rush 9 The post-war star who was immortalised as one of the many faces on the cover of The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.Centre-forward Stubbins was an Anfield hero in the period immediately after the Second World War.He was prolific before he joined the Reds, scoring 232 goals in 190 games for Newcastle in the wartime period, and continued in the same vein on Merseyside.He was part of the Reds side which won the First Division title in 1947, and scored a total of 83 goals in 178 Liverpool appearances.Roger Hunt (79 games to reach 50 goals) 9 Roger Hunt scored for fun during his Liverpool career 9 Kenny Dalglish Robbie Fowler A boy wonder for club and country, Owen’s searing pace and dribbling ability made him a nightmare for defenders on the domestic and international stage.Owen scored on his Liverpool debut aged just 17 and never looked back, scoring 158 goals in 297 appearances for the Reds.His 50th goal came in fairly low-key circumstances, a 2-1 League Cup defeat to Southampton in October 1999, and while many fans will never forgive him for later joining arch rivals Manchester United, there’s no doubting his place in the Liverpool history books.Robbie Fowler (94 games to reach 50 goals) ‘El Nino’ moved to Anfield from Atletico Madrid in 2007, where he had come through the ranks and was a local hero.He inherited the number nine shirt from Robbie Fowler and swiftly rose to be a fan favourite on Merseyside, becoming the first player since Fowler in the 1996/97 season to score more than 30 goals a season in his first campaign on Merseyside.He left Liverpool for Chelsea for £50million on January transfer deadline day in 2011, but is still fondly remembered by many fans for his exploits in a Reds shirt.Outside the top sixIan Rush (87 games to reach 50 goals) Michael Owen last_img read more

Infographic: Back into Africa

first_imgStudies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago. Studies into human DNA have shown that the human race shares similar genetic markers. (Image: Pixabay)Infographic design: Sandile KhumaloResearch and text: Priya PitamberPan-Africanist leader Robert Sobukwe said that there was only one race: the human race. And research into genetics shows that he may have been right.Studies have shown that human migration was not in a single direction, but that it was a back and forth process. “Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra,” wrote Robert Wald Sussman in his book From The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea.“It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time,” Sussman said. “We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”After a study was done on genes in southern Africa, it was shown that some 3 000 years ago, migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the southern tip of the continent.“According to conventional thinking, the Khoisan tribes of southern Africa have lived in near-isolation from the rest of humanity for thousands of years,” reads the New Scientist website. “In fact, the study shows that some of their DNA matches most closely people from modern-day southern Europe, including Spain and Italy.”Click image for a larger view:last_img read more

Steve’s Garage

first_imgOnce a month in Portland, Maine, a group of builders, carpenters, architects, engineers, energy auditors, insulation contractors, and other fans of building science get together for, to quote the invitation, “an informal discussion for building professionals to ask, learn, debate, knock around, support, agonize over, ridicule, flog and answer the challenges and concepts of the best building practices.”Steven Konstantino, owner of Maine Green Building Supply, hosts the bring-your-own-beverage-and-a-chair event in the warehouse space attached to the storefront where he sells everything from denim insulation to solar panel control systems. Dan Kolbert, a builder (and author) specializing in green homes, moderates the get-togethers, which often feature a topic pulled from a GreenBuildingAdvisor.com blog or Q+A. RELATED ARTICLES Visiting Energy-Smart Designers and Builders in MaineThe Pretty Good HouseThe Pretty Good House, Part 2The Pretty Good House: A Better Building Standard? Pros Benefit from Building Science Discussion Group Once everyone has had a chance to meet or catch up with each other while snacking on a hot dog or pretzels, Dan gets things rolling with a brief overview of the discussion topic—and then things generally erupt into a cacophony of opinions and ideas, and someone charging up to the chalkboard to illustrate his thoughts (no PowerPoint presentations allowed). In recent months we have discussed the whys and hows of insulating foundations, learned about ground source heat pumps, and participated in the ever-popular hot roof vs. cold roof debate. For the record, hot roofs won.It’s interesting how just getting together with fellow building nerds—I mean, professionals—can lead to better, greener homes. Insulation contractors passionate about their craft provide just the right advice for an unusual project. An energy-efficiency expert suggests which model of bathroom fan to use, and which timer is the best. One of the area’s leading green architects mentions the podcast he hosts with a partner in another award-winning local firm. In the laid-back atmosphere, ideas are exchanged, friendships and business relationships are created, and despite the fact that many of us are competing for the same clients, it becomes clear that we’re all really working toward the same goal: better, greener homes.last_img read more