Mr. Len Lindstrom, a Canadian Investor and writer of a book entitled “Corruption 101 Liberia Style,” has described as “nonsense andridiculous” the allegation that he stole over US$13 million from Liberty Group of Companies, a licensed Canadian mining company, to buy himself an office building in his home country.Lindstrom is also the executive director of Liberty in Liberia.On February 23, 2014 Dr. Eugene Shannon, at a press conference in Monrovia, accused Lindstrom of having stolen US$7.9 million dollars, and another $4 million from Liberty’s Canadian Investors to buy an office building in Canada.Dr. Shannon also claimed that Lindstrom stole millions more to build himself a mansion and bought himself a yacht (ship).However, addressing a press conference recently in Monrovia, Lindstrom denied the allegation, stating he had never stolen even US$10 from Liberty Investors in Canada.“I have never multiplied millions of dollars, and these rubbish accusations were nothing more than a spiteful and malicious attempt to cover their own sins and wrongdoings,” Lindstrom stated.The truth of the matter, he declared, “is that I owned the office building for the last 30 years and the boat, which was nowhere near a yacht for several years before Liberty was even formed.”“I have lost everything due to the ongoing corruption in Liberia, but such is the nonsense of government executives, who have been clearly caught in their own web of repeated lies and extortive practices,” the Liberty boss further alleged. “These ridiculous assertions were complete and utter nonsense conjured up in their own devious little minds without the slightest shred of evidence of their unbelievable claims,” he noted.“Dr. Shannon and his cohorts, who had been openly exposed and seriously implicated over their illegal actions undertaken while in office, as is clearly documented in the corruption book,” Lindstrom added, “colluded together to concoct a malicious attack against me.”Furthermore, the Liberty boss went on, “in an unbelievable display of arrogance and obvious belief that due to his political connections, he is above the law, Shannon believes that he will continue to enjoy impunity regardless of what he does or says.Lindstrom quoted Dr. Shannon and his cronies as allegedly boldly declaring that Len Lindstrom was a pathological liar, a criminal, a crook, a thief, an embezzler, a fugitive hiding from justice, that I could not return to Canada, because I would be arrested as soon as I arrived, and that I was a false prophet, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and (I love this one the best) a snake in the green grass!“These are very bold statements, which were not stated as their opinion, but rather as emphatic assertions without evidence, document or proof.“And then,” Lindstrom went on, “Dr. Shannon had the unmitigated audacity to state he that he was going to sue me for slander for what I wrote in my book about the illegal activities of these same crooked officials,” Lindstrom disclosed.“The illegal activities were highly documented by clear and indisputable records with their signatures, which in my opinion, indicates just how foolish intelligent people can become, when they are blinded by greed and determined to hide their sins behind yet more lies and denials,” he added.According to Lindstrom, Dr. Shannon’s intention is to create any means possible to entrap and fabricate criminal charges against him (Lindstrom), and to have him jailed or deported as an undesirable character.A Vancouver Sun reporter, however, describes Lindstrom as a “faith healer who has turned his hand to mining promotion.”An excerpt from Douglas Todd’s blog reads:”For years, the 58-year-old Christian evangelist travelled around Western Canada and faraway places like India, Pakistan, Rwanda and Tanzania, purporting to be a conduit for God’s healing powers.By 2006, he was mixing faith healing with stock promotion. Through his miracle crusades in Liberia, he became acquainted with local authorities and acquired some mineral concessions in that country.He sold the Liberian concessions to his private B.C. company, Liberty International Mineral Corp., and also staked vast tracts of land in B.C.To finance exploration, he sold shares to private investors. By November 2007, the company had raised more than $16 million.When I spoke to Lindstrom last summer, he told me he is no longer involved in faith healing and “hasn’t been to church in years.”Among the “concerns” the author lists about Lindstrom’s new found business opportunities, was that, “Lindstrom is not qualified to run an exploration company. His geological training consists of a handful of courses ranging from one to 10 days in length.”The full story can be found at http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=aaa074a7-d40f-404a-af1d-46b9a9706be5In January of this year, the Supreme Court of Liberia, in a case judged by Cllr. Philip A. Z. Banks, upheld the ruling of a lower court against the Ministry of Lands and Mines’ revocation of Lindstrom’s mining license. Lindstrom is the owner of the Liberty Group of Companies, which comprises of six other mining companies including; Liberty Gold and Diamond Mining Company, T. Rex Resources Inc, G -10 Exploration Inc, Golden Ventures Inc. Magma Mineral Resources and Craton Development.The MLME had argued that following reconciliation of vouchers issued and payment made, Mr. Lindstrom’s companies were actually indebted to government in the amount of US$280,000.They further contended that Lindstrom only paid for Liberty Gold and Diamond Mining Company and G-10 Exploration, but failed to pay for the other three companies (T. Rex Resources Inc, Golden Ventures Inc. Magma Mineral Resources).Besides, the MLME argued that even the two institutions named that Lindstrom paid for, failed and refused to submit work plans as required for those institutions.It was based on these irregularities, the Ministry alleged, that it took the decision to terminate Mr. Lindstorm’s mining exploration agreement and his companies’ licenses.However, in his judgment, Justice Banks stated that “nowhere in any of the letters of termination did the Acting Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy inform the licensees, Mr. Lindstrom’s companies, that they had the right to contest the termination of the mineral exploration agreement or the license held by them within thirty (30) days of the date of the letter of termination.”As such, “net effect of this omission is that none of the companies were notified that they had the right to contest the termination.Banks therefore ruled that the “act of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy is hereby declared illegal, irregular, improper, unlawful and the termination of Mr. Lindstrom’s licenses are hereby ordered reinstated.”(Full story at https://www.liberianobserver.com/legal/canadian-investor%E2%80%99s-mining-license-case-supreme-court-denies-government-appeals)It is most likely from this court case that the latest war of words between former MLME Minister Shannon and the Canadian Investor originated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents of Sanniquellie City in Nimba County are now receiving ‘free and safe drinking water’ from the Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP) with support from the Government of the United States, in a project known as ‘Quick Impact Water.’ Although it is yet to be completed, the LMWP has decided to reach several communities of people experiencing difficulties getting safe drinking water during the current dry season.Community Relations Officer Mark G. Tomah told this newspaper that the Quick Impact Water Project is being installed in two communities in Sanniquellie, where people pay L$5 per five-gallon container of water.“There is also the Quick Impact Water project called ‘mini water’ that is installed in two locations in Sanniquellie to afford the citizens access to safe drinking water before the main project is completed,” he said.The project is undertaken by the United Infrastructure Project, which is also implementing the LMWP in three counties, including Sanniquellie, Voimjama and Robertsport, with funding from USAID.The LMWP was officially launched on May 27, 2016 by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation in collaboration with the USAID.The project was launched under the program called “Capital Improvement Water Project” for Robertsport, Sanniquellie and Voinjama.In his ‘ground broking’ statement, the Mission Director of USAID, Dr. Anthony S. Chan, said the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adapted 17 sustainability goals to be achieved by 2030 and among the goals was access to clean water and adequate sanitation for all.He said over one million people living in Liberia get their water from unsafe sources like open streams and, unprotected wells, which pose serious threats to Liberia’s development.Recently, when the Daily Observer visited the project site since it’s launching, we observed that the project is going on smoothly and nearing completion in 2017.The Sanniquellie water facility, built in the 60s, had been dormant since the war, leaving every facility nearly destroyed or damaged.The US government is replacing nearly everything damaged during the war and ensuing years, running a new pipeline as well as providing new designs for the water storage facilities.If completed, every part of Sanniquellie will have safe drinking water, providing significant protection against waterborne diseases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Minister HarmonPresidential security has been beefed up following allegations that a group of high-profile individuals are planning to shoot President David Granger should he step out of his secure zone in one of his public outreaches; and the Guyana Police Force has been assigned to thoroughly investigate this report.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, confirmed on Thursday that Government is very much aware of such a plot, and he said the security presence around the Head of State has been reinforced. The information, he said, has been culled by the police from an ongoing investigation, and advice is being sought from the police legal advisor.“Since it is one of these ongoing investigations, I don’t think we are at liberty to disclose in any greater detail the nature of that investigation,” Harmon said as he responded to questions at a post-Cabinet media briefing; but he expressed confidence that the security service being provided to the Guyanese Head of State would be well able to keep him and all ministers safe.“I want to re-emphasise that security is not something that we play with; it is something that the professional people know what they do. They put measures in place, but sometimes you….find that security runs against presidents who are popular and want to embrace the people, as our president is,” he said.Guyana Times understands that some high-ranking police personnel may be part of the plot, but Harmon has said he is not aware of such information; what he knows has been provided by the police administration.The probe was launched following the recent revelation of a young man who appeared on a local televised interview claiming that he had been offered some $7 million and a high profile weapon to assassinate the President.
Within 26 minutes, Premier League champions Man City were 4-0 up against Milan during a pre-season thrashing.Goals from Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas, Kelechi Iheanacho and two from Stevan Jovetic saw them win 5-1 in Pittsburgh, with Sulley Muntari scoring for Milan.Liverpool are up next for Manuel Pellegrini’s men on 30 July in the Guinness International Champions Cup.Are you happy with the business done by City in the transfer market or is there an area you think still needs strengthening?
The flying Dutchman is tight lipped over the details of the offers he has received since confirming last month that this will be his final season at Bayern, a decade after joining from Real Madrid in 2009.“I have received a few offers and have to admit they have made me somewhat proud,” Robben said at Bayern’s winter training camp in Doha.“The last few weeks have been quite stressful, especially for my father, who is my agent.“However, what I said before the winter break is still valid – my future’s still open.“I don’t know when exactly, but at some point I will have to make a decision and I won’t wait until the end of the season, because I have family and must plan accordingly.”The injury-prone Robben missed Bayern’s final five league games of 2018 with a leg injury, but the right winger has still managed five goals and two assists in 15 matches so far this season in all competitions.He has enjoyed a golden decade in Munich having scored the winning goal in the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley, giving Bayern their fifth European crown with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund and has so far won seven Bundesliga titles.Bayern kick off the second half of the season at Hoffenheim on January 18 with the defending champions currently sitting second in the table, six points behind leaders Dortmund.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dutch forward Arjen Robben has said he is ‘proud’ of the offers he has received for next season since confirming last month that this is his final season with Bayern Munich. © AFP / KARIM JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Jan 8 – Veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben has said he is “proud” of the offers he has received from other clubs since announcing he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.Robben, who turns 35 on January 23, is out of contract in June with Bayern, but has reportedly already been approached by PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan.
12 2) Marquinhos: Young PSG defender moved for £27m when he was 19 – to find out which players France Football rated number one, click the arrow above – Marquinhos only turned 21 in May and like Sterling, has already moved clubs for big money. PSG paid Roma £27m for the composed Brazilian defender in 2013 and has built a good partnership with compatriots David Luiz and Thiago Silva. 6) Munir El-Haddadi: 19-year-old Barcelona forward with a €35m release clause – to find out which players France Football rated among the top five, click the arrow above – El-Haddadi was a member of the Barca U19 side that won the inaugural UEFA Youth League in 2014, scoring a spectacular goal from the halfway line in the final against Benfica. He has played for Spain’s young sides and has also made his full debut. 4) Kurt Zouma: Versatile Chelsea youngster making a name for himself – to find out which players France Football rated among the top three, click the arrow above – Chelsea signed 20-year-old Zouma in January 2014, but spent the remainder of the season on loan at St Etienne. Since becoming part of the Blues’ first team squad, the defender has also played in midfield and in addition, talkSPORT discovered he was named in honour of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s character in Kickboxer, which is pretty cool. 12 12 12 12 5) Max Meyer: The star of a new generation of footballers in Germany – to find out which players France Football rated among the top four, click the arrow above – Big things are expected of the 19-year-old Schalke midfielder, who is one of the best young prospects in Europe. He played 28 times in the Bundesliga last season and was in Germany’s European U21 squad. 12 12) Emre Can: Calls for promising 20-year-old to be made Liverpool’s captain – to find out which players France Football rated among the top 11, click the arrow above – France Football, the chaps behind the Ballon d’Or before it became the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 have put together their 50 best players in Europe. Here, talkSPORT looks at the leading 12 none of whom are above the age of 21 who are thought to be on the verge of big things, beginning with Liverpool’s Emre Can. Fans were impressed by their German last year and his calmness has led some to label him a future captain. Also featuring are Saido Berahino (14), Ross Barkley (18) and Luke Shaw (38). 12 12 8) Bernardo Silva: 20-year-old Portugal midfielder a star in the making – to find out which players France Football rated among the top seven, click the arrow above – Silva was Man of the Match as Portugal beat England in the European U21 Championship and has been praised by former Barca and Portugal ace Deco. He’s tremendous on the ball and has a lot of confidence for someone so young, he said. What I like more about him is that he’s not afraid of taking risks and making mistakes, he added, claiming Silva has improved hugely since leaving Benfica for Monaco. 3) Raheem Sterling: Man City pay £49m for England winger’s potential – to find out which players France Football rated among the top two, click the arrow above – He’s still not done anything of note yet, but following his £49m transfer to Man City, he will be expected to shine in the Premier League and Champions League. Now is surely the time for Sterling to fulfil his huge potential. 11) Breel Embolo: 18-year-old Basel forward is already a Champions League goal scorer – to find out which players France Football rated among the top 10, click the arrow above – Embolo turned 18 earlier in the year and was one of eight players under the 18 to have scored in the Champions League when he found the back of the net against Ludogorets. The forward is a composed finisher, powerful and very fast. 10) Julian Brandt: ‘Talented’ Germany youngster has a bright future ahead – to find out which players France Football rated among the top nine, click the arrow above – Brandt has been called one of German football’s ‘most talented players’ by Rudi Voller. The 19-year-old is an exciting midfielder, who was linked to Chelsea before joining Leverkusen from Wolfsburg in 2013. 12 12 12 7) Martin Odegaard: At 16, the attacking midfielder already played for the Real Madrid first team – to find out which players France Football rated among the top six, click the arrow above – In the end, Real Madrid won the race for Odegaard, the talented Norwegian, who moved to Spain in January. In May he became the youngest Liga debutant in Real’s history when he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo against Getafe at the age of 16 years and 157 days old. 9) Alen Halilovic: Barcelona whizz-kid can dazzle with the ball at this feet – to find out which players France Football rated among the top eight, click the arrow above – The talented Croatian was coveted by many clubs before joining Barcelona in May 2014. He made his Dinamo Zagreb debut at the age of 16 and now he is 19, Halilovic may look to move on loan somewhere an gain first team experience. He is quick, very attack minded and his control of the ball is mesmerising at times. 12 France Football, the chaps behind the Ballon d’Or before it became the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 have put together their 50 best players in Europe.Here, talkSPORT looks at the top 12 featuring Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and former winger Raheem Sterling.CONFIRMED: MAN CITY SIGN RAHEEM STERLINGBoth are still finding their feet in football, but there is no doubt of their huge potential, which is reflected in France Football’s list.11 PLAYERS CHEAPER THAN £49M MAN STERLINGClick the arrow above, right, to see the list. 1) Memphis Depay: Talented 21-year-old snapped up by Man United for £25m – Depay had a fantastic final season in the Netherlands, scoring 22 goals in 30 Eredivisie matches for champions PSV. Man United decided to gamble on the 21-year-old and will hope he can go on to become a great player.
The 2012 Irish Open in Royal Portrush represents a huge opportunity for tourism operators and businesses in Co. Donegal, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar announced today on a visit to the county.Speaking during a visit to Rosapenna Golf Resort in Downings, Minister Varadkar urged Donegal’s tourism industry to take full advantage of all the opportunities provided by the Irish Open being held in the Royal Portrush Golf club at the end of June.“For my part, I have asked the tourism agencies to ensure that Donegal enjoys the full benefits of the event. As we speak, the golf team in Fáilte Ireland are sourcing a number of top golfing journalists who they will be bringing into Donegal to sample the local golf product.,” said Deputy Varadkar. “It’s vital that as the cream of golfing journalism descends on Antrim to cover the event, that we take advantage of their proximity to win some reflective glory.”Fáilte Ireland will be organising a number of familiarisation trips for overseas media in Donegal before and after the Open event. Both Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland will beThe minister also added that Fáilte Ireland would be using the Open as the perfect platform using the Irish Open to promote Donegal within Ireland, and internationally.He told donegaldaily.com: “I have asked the tourism authorities to promote Donegal both before and during the event. With large crowds from Northern Ireland in attendance, it’s the perfect opportunity to market the northwest as a region. I’m determined that Donegal will get a generous slice of the Irish Open pie this Summer and we will be pushing all the best buttons to ensure that happens.” The Minister encouraged Donegal tourism businesses to take full advantage of having a major sporting event taking place on their doorstep. This could include web marketing initiatives, food or accommodation promotions designed around the event, or entertainment outside of the golfing hours.Fáilte Ireland’s Golf website will have a dedicated Irish Open page where it will promote golf and other tourism offers available in the northwest during the event. Tourism businesses should get in touch with their local Fáilte Ireland team to ensure that any offers you have are included.A special eight-page supplement promoting Northwest golf tourism is also being planned for early April in advance of the Open, which will further promote Donegal as a top-class destination for those interested in all things golf.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyGOLF OPEN IS HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR DONEGAL TOURISM – VARADKAR was last modified: February 25th, 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:GOLF OPEN IS HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR DONEGAL TOURISM – VARADKAR
And now, when asked about the issue, Wenger told French outlet Corse Matin that Henry intends to take over in charge.“Yes, he wants to do it,” the 68-year-old stated.“He is intelligent and he has the qualities.“The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession.” NEW ERA REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is eyeing up the Bordeaux manager role, according to his former boss Arsene Wenger.The Ligue 1 club suspended their current tactician Gus Poyet last week, and are said to have been in talks with Henry about potentially taking his place. REVEALED Bordeaux took the decision to suspend Poyet after he branded the club a “disgrace,” following an emotional dispute with their owners.One of his strikers, Gaetan Laborde, was reportedly sold to rivals Montpellier without before securing a replacement. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Arsenal News possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? silverware targets Henry played under Wenger at Arsenal between 1999-2007 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures
Republic of Ireland soccer boss Martin O’Neill is to visit Donegal to present the eighth annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.Martin O’Neill is to visit Donegal.The event will be the first official visit by the new soccer boss to Donegal since being announced as manager of the national team.The event, which takes place next Wednesday, will see the two overall All Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year being named at a gala ceremony at Lough Eske Castle outside Donegal Town. O’Neill is a huge advocate for youth participation in sport, and in communities and says this event is valuable recognition for young people across the island of Ireland.“We need to celebrate our young people today to inspire them into being leaders of tomorrow,” says O’Neill. “We salute the 20 finalist for this programme and the other young people who are helping those in need.”The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is the only programme in Ireland that honours and celebrates youth volunteerism.Organised by Pramerica, the programme has been running for eight years and since its launch, has recognised more than 1,500 students in more than 130 schools. The awards are held in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland.The selection committee that will choose the two All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will include John Hume as chair; Andrea McBride, Pramerica; Ivan Arbuthnot, GTCNI; Clive Byrne, Director, NAPD; Wendy Osbourne, CEO Volunteer Now and Yvonne McKenna, CEO Volunteer Ireland. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER MANAGER O’NEILL TO VISIT DONEGAL was last modified: March 20th, 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:awardsdonegalMartin O’Neillpramerica
Drake Game Notes Drake cruised to a pair of exhibition wins in the preseason. The Bulldogs defeated Dubuque, 117-33 and Pittsburg State, 92-55. Junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and redshirt junior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) averaged 15.0 and 15.5 points per game, respectively, in the victories. The duo was selected to the 2018 All-MVC Preseason First Team while Hittner was named the MVC Preseason Player of the Year. LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team opens the 2018-19 season at Nebraska Wednesday night. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. The opener will be broadcast on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines with Hunter Phillips and Randy Mauro calling the action. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus (subscription required). Following Wednesday’s game, Drake stays on the road as it plays at Western Illinois Saturday, Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. The Bulldogs and the Leathernecks are renewing their rivalry that started in 1982, but was last played in 2007. Drake owns a 23-1 advantage in the series. Western Illinois starts its season Tuesday at home against Missouri. Print Friendly Version Story Links BTN Plus (Subscription Required) Nebraska went on to the qualify for the NCAA Tournament behind a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten. Head coach Amy Williams was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year in just her second season after helping the team improve its win total by 14 from the 2016-17 season. Junior Hannah Whitish is the top returning scorer for the Huskers, who return their top five from last season, at 12.6 points per game. Drake and Nebraska are set to play each other for the third straight season. The teams played a two-overtime game last season at the Knapp Center as the Cornhuskers held on for a 89-84 victory. Junior Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) scored a season-high 20 points and Rose was one of four Bulldogs in double figures. However, Drake was without Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) who sat out the game due to injury. Nebraska holds a 11-9 advantage in the all-time series, but Drake won the last meeting by a score of 84-70 in Lincoln during the 2016-17 season. Live Stats