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‘CBL Loans Focus on Poverty Reduction’

first_imgCentral Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, has assured the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) that CBL and its board of governors remain committed to sustaining economic growth in the country despite the negative propaganda against the Bank. Speaking at a program marking the inauguration of officers of the ULAA leadership in the US recently, Dr. Jones emphasized that the CBL loan initiative does not only focus on micro economic stability, but is also waging war on poverty in the country.He said the initiative should be the collective responsibility of all Liberians and not the CBL alone. The CBL boss clarified that claims in some quarters in Liberia and the US that the Bank was misusing the country’s money are misleading and called on Liberians in the Diaspora not to give credence to such assertions.Governor Jones explained that the CBL has, over the years, cooperated with central government in smoothening it’s spending to keep certain national development programs on track by providing short term borrowing facility to the government.He, however, challenged Liberians in the Diaspora to foster economic growth and development back home.The CBL boss is under fire by some politicians on Capitol who have accused him of politicizing the CBL; an allegation the Governor has vehemently denied terming it “empty talk.”Jones has challenged his accusers to adduce evidence that he is using CBL money to run a political campaign, but his accusers are yet to come forward.They recently enacted a legislation amending the CBL Act to ban him, his deputies and the board of governors from contesting any political seat for three consecutive years after the expiration of their respective tenures.Several society groups including the business community who benefits from CBL loan schemes have challenged the bill in court terming it as exclusion and a blatant violation of the Liberian constitution.The actual whereabouts of the bill is still not clear amidst conflicting reports that it is on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s desk, while others are suggesting the President has already signed it into law. Dr. Jones’ second tenure as Governor of the CBL will end in 2016.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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Serie A side enter race for Chelsea and Man City target

first_img Chelsea and Manchester City target Joaquin Correa Sampdoria have made a £5million bid for Chelsea and Manchester City target Joaquin Correa, according to reports in Spain.The 20-year-old has been turning heads with his performances for Estudiantes in Argentina, leading to speculation he will be off in January.Chelsea and Manchester City have both been heavily linked with moves, while Portuguese champions Benfica had a bid rejected for the attacking midfielder in November.But now, according to Spanish newspaper Ole, Sampdoria have lodged bid for Correa.The Serie A side are hoping they can lure the talented Argentine to Italy by offering him regular first-team football. 1last_img read more

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Now, Bahraich BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule says Lord Hanuman was a “slave of ‘manuwadi’ people”

first_imgBJP MP from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh Savitri Bai Phule on Tuesday said Lord Hanuman was “a Dalit and a slave of ‘manuwadi’ people.” Only recently, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said at a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar district, Rajasthan, that ”Bajrang Bali was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit, who worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west.”.Ms. Phule alleged that Dalits and Backward Class people were being called ‘bandar’ (monkey) and ‘rakshas’ (demon). “Lord Hanuman was a Dalit and a slave of ‘manuwadi’ people. He was a Dalit and a human. He did all for Lord Ram then why was he given a tail and his face was blackened. Why was he made a monkey?,” she said.“When he did all for Lord Ram with devotion, he [Lord Hanuman] should have been made a human and not a ‘bandar’ [monkey]. At that time also he had to face humilation due to being a Dalit. Why can’t we Dalits be considered humans?” she told PTI over phone.Bhim Army chief’s callAfter Mr. Adityanath’s statement, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar asked members of his community to take over all temples belonging to Lord Hanuman. “Dalits should take over all Hanuman temples in the country and appoint Dalits as priests there,” he said.When asked about the Ram temple issue, which is pending in the Supreme Court, Ms. Phule said the BJP was raking up the matter as it had no other issues.“The country does not need a temple. Will it end unemployment and other problems of Dalits and backwards? The temple will benefit Brahmins, who are only 3%. The money offered in temples are used by them for their gains and make our community [Dali]) their slave,” she said.“We want rights given to us in the Constitution. “Hamko adhikar chahiya warna kursi khali karo [Give us our rights or leave the government],“ she said.Phule’s praise for JinnahMs. Phule had raised questions on BJP leaders dining at houses of Dalits and termed the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “a mahapurush” (great personality). When asked to comment on the statement of Ms. Phule, BJP spokesman Chandra Mohan said, “It seems she didn’t have much knowledge of Indian tradition.” On her attacking the BJP on the Ram temple issue, he said he would not like to comment and people know what she was doing.last_img read more

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SPORT-GOPICHAND 2 LAST

first_imgKashyap was retired hurt from the German Open prequarters Kashyap was retired hurt from the German Open prequarters due to a calf muscle injury. On the performance of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, Gopichand said that new coach Kim Tan Her is “taking care of them”. The two players crashed out of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament yesterday. “We have a coach who is in place who is travelling with them all the time,” he said. Gopichand said the performance of junior players raises hope of a bright future for the game in the country. “There are a couple of players coming up in junior ranks. We had gold medal in Asian Junior Championships for first time, won by Satwik and Krishna Prasad. We had three junior medals so they are coming up though it will take time,” he said. On the changing scenario for badminton players in the country, he said while facilities have improved, challenges have also grown. “Challenges are different, and there is lot more support (than it was during my time), but competition has also grown. Government support, their interest in game, and general interest of people in sports has improved, though there is a long way to go before we call ourselves a sporting nation,” he said. PTI KA PD ARS PM PMlast_img read more

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#OperationCricketGate ICC seeks footage on India Today sting operation

first_imgThe International Cricket Council will visit the India Today office in Noida on November 9. Cricket’s world governing body has sought footage of the sting operation.On October 25, India Today reporters disguised as bookies unearthed a massive scandal on Wednesday as they caught the Maharashtra Cricket Association pitch curator allowing people access to the pitch on the eve of the second ODI between India and New Zealand in Pune.Pandurang Salgaonkar was barred from entering the ground and subsequently suspended. He was also questioned by an ICC team in an undisclosed location.The reporters asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be done to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.Salgaonkar also said that it is going to be a 337-340 wicket either way. He also assured on camera that a score as big as 337 will be chaseable.Salgaonkar even allowed our reporters to inspect the pitch in person, clearly violating the laws as set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).”Two players want some bounce on the pitch. If that can be done,” one of the reporters is heard telling the curator on tape.”It will be given. I told you this is a 340-run wicket either way. New Zealand always bowl with their speedsters and our pitch has always favoured pacers,” he responded.last_img read more

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10 months agoKeane: Man Utd must sell Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Man Utd must sell Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba needs to be sold.Pogba watched on from the bench as United lost 3-1 at Liverpool yesterday.”I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, Pogba on the bench,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Come the summer you move him on, he’s left United before. I just think they’re short, defensively they’re short.”Man United that’s where they’re at, I guess fourth is the best they can get. If you came down from the Moon and knew nothing about Manchester United, you’d think they were an average Premiership side.”Some of these players are not good enough.” last_img read more

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10 months ago​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front five

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front fiveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has spoken about the prospect of facing Manchester United at the weekend.Since the last round of league games, United have fired Jose Mourinho, hired former Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will now be a different proposition.The two teams will face off against each other on Saturday.And Warnock knows United have many attacking players that can hurt his side.”The likes of Rashford will probably play up front, with Lingard, Mata, Martial,” he said in his press conference. “They’ve got pace and power coming from everywhere. “Pogba is Pogba, as good as anyone on his day. The front five is frightening really.” last_img read more

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Balotelli absent in Vieiras first training session at Nice

first_imgMario Balotelli was absent from Patrick Vieira’s first official training session as the new head coach of OGC Nice as the side begun their pre-season training programmeThe Frenchman recently ended his two-and-a-half year stay with New York City FC in the MLS to replace new Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre at the Ligue 1 club.But one of the key challenges that Vieira will face in his first few months in charge of Nice will be sorting out the future of Balotelli, who is expected to leave this summer after resurrecting his playing career in France.Balotelli scored 26 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions last season and was recalled to the Italy squad by new head coach Roberto Mancini.The 27-year-old’s contract at Nice expired on June 30, but the French club can still reportedly claim €10m from whichever club he decides to join.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Balotelli’s teammate and fellow forward Alassane Plea was also absent.“We were supposed to have all the players (available). Unfortunately, those two weren’t there,” Vieira said, according to the Daily Mail.“We’re trying to get to the bottom of it.”When asked about Balotelli, he added: “We were expecting him today. He wasn’t here and it wasn’t foreseen.”last_img read more

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Confirmed Kepa and Jorginho handed Chelsea debut

first_imgChelsea kick off their Premier League campaign against Huddersfield in what will be Maurizio Sarri’s first league game in chargeSarri who replaced compatriot Antonio Conte at the helm at Stamford Bridge will be hoping for a positive start to his tenure when they confront Wagners’ men.The Italian tactician has gone with a strong line-up as expected, handing new boys Jorginho and Kepa their debut in a Chelsea shirt.Eden Hazard starts on the bench having returned late for pre-season training due to being given additional time off following his World Cup exploits.With an attack boasting the likes of Alvaro Morata, Willian, and Pedro, the Blues will be aiming for the maximum three points.The last time both sides met, Huddersfield held on to a shocking 1-1 draw that derailed Chelsea’s Champions League aims.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Team to play Huddersfield: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, MorataSubs: Caballero, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, ChristensenTeam to play Chelsea: Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Pritchard, MounieSubs: Lossl, Smith, Diakhaby, Sobhi, Van La Parra, Depotire, Stankoviclast_img read more

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Arjen Robben remaining calm at Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is refusing to panic after their surprising home draw with Ajax in the Champions League on TuesdayThe Bundesliga champions took an early lead at the Allianz Arena through Mats Hummels before Noussair Mazraoui put Ajax back on level terms 22 minutes later to settle the score at 1-1.It means that Bayern have gone three games without a win, but Robben is opting to remain calm and insists only a victory is needed to get them back on track,“There is always something coming from outside. We have to be realistic and to analyse our situation properly,” Robben told reporters.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Obviously, we are not used to it and it is not our goal. But as I said, it’s not possible that within a week, everything turns bad.“But that’s football, you need a victory to get back on track.”Bayern captain Manuel Neuer also believes that things will quickly turn around for Bayern, who will next host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in the Bundesliga.Niko Kovac’s side are second in Group E behind Ajax on goal difference with four points in the Champions League.last_img read more

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