The Liberian government is warning all ECOWAS citizens desirous of residing or seeking employment in Liberia to “obtain an official ECOWAS bio-metric Identification card” before entering into such arrangement.According to Labor Minister Neto Zarzar Lighe, Sr. the new regulation is intended to properly inform government’s data management system in order to advise the “informal business sector” of the economy.Atty. Lighe explained that the move is in compliance with Regulation 17, Section 2, which came into effect on September 16, 2009 and as such, his ministry is “ready for a nationwide enforcement exercise.”The sixty (60) day ultimatum which started on February 26 and ends April 26, will have no extension, and as such, “ECOWAS citizens operating and or seeking employment within the informal sector of Liberia must obtain their work permits either in Montserrado or from the regional offices of the Ministry of Labor in the leeward counties in keeping with Category B.“Our offices are open from Monday thru Friday weekly and we encourage those concerned to take advantage because the entire process is less time consuming.“The entire process only takes 30 minutes so there is no need for the public to run from it.“This regulation requires that ECOWAS citizens who seek employment in the informal business sector are to pay a work permit fee of US$100.00,” the Labor boss said.According to him, all concerned are required to adhere to this mandate as violators will each be fined US$500.00 (five hundred United States Dollars).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The United States qualified for the 2019 U-20 World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday in the Concacaf U-20 Championship. The U.S. took the lead 15 minutes in when Frieburg midfielder Alex Mendez ripped a left-footed drive from distance past the Ticos goalkeeper. WHAT. A. RIP. 😱Alex Mendez fires from 30 yards away to give the 🇺🇸 a 1-0 lead vs. 🇨🇷! pic.twitter.com/BKgoXTFlvT — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 Just five minutes later, LA Galaxy academy product Ulysses Llanez doubled the lead with a low strike to the near post. Just Uly doing Uly things! 🤷🏽♂️Ulysses Llanez scores his 7th (!) goal of #CU20 to double the 🇺🇸’s lead! pic.twitter.com/VZpu08b0VB — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 Unfortunately for Tab Ramos’ side, Lllanez was forced off with an injury shortly after scoring his team’s second goal, and his seventh of the tournament so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In the second half, Juan Pablo Torres and Ayo Akinola added insurance goals for the USA, who cruised to an easy win. One more for insurance.Ayo Akinola takes flight for the 4-0 advantage against Costa Rica at #CU20 ! pic.twitter.com/XCycPkJPIk — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 The U.S will face Honduras on Monday night, with a win or draw sending the team to the Concacaf U-20 final on Wednesday to defend its title.More importantly though, Friday’s win means the U.S. will be at the 2019 U-20 World Cup, which will be hosted by Poland between May 23 and June 15 of next year.
Image Courtesy: Hansa Heavy LiftGerman shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift has transported 13 modules measuring over 147,124 cbm from China to Australia, to help with the redevelopment of the Nyrstar Smelter in Port Pirie.The cargo was loaded on four separate voyages at the Yanda Module Yard in Jiangsu, China, with the largest piece weighing 690 metric tonnes, and measuring 28 metres in length, 17 metres in width, and 26.7 metres in height.“This was a particularly challenging project which required the use of three of our vessels on four separate trips operating at their full capacity, including HHL New York, HHL Lagos, and HHL Valparaiso,” Henry Woo, Head of AsiaPacific (APAC), Hansa Heavy Lift, said.“Lifting and rigging were particularly challenging for this project due to the height of the modules combined with the offset centre of gravity, with up to five lifting beams required for a single lift,” Woo added.The decks of each vessel were extended to the aft and in some cases even to the starboard side to accommodate up to five modules per trip. The over dimensional cargo required the installation of additional bow radars and the extra crew to double up bridge watches.Modules had to be placed onto the self-propelled modular transporter with minimum clearance in between each vessel’s hull and the fixed structures on the wharf to overcome the limited space on the jetty in Port Pirie.Image Courtesy: Hansa Heavy Lift“We are proud to have completed the project with a smooth execution at every stage, resulting in a safe and on-time delivery of all modules,” Jens Grever, Head of Cargo Management, Asia, Hansa Heavy Lift, said.The Port Pirie Redevelopment Project will convert the smelting facility operated by Nyrstar to a multi metals processing and recovery facility.
zoom Dubai-based owner and operator of chemical tankers Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC has decided to move forward with the issuance of new shares under an Islamic Sukuk program worth USD 250 million.The decision was taken by the board after consideration of the company’s financial position and projects financing opportunities.As disclosed, the timetable will be determined based on the strategic expansion projects. However, the priority will be given to the increase in capital in order to provide the company’s shareholders with the opportunity to increase their participation in the capital of the shipping company, Gulfnav said.A number of the company’s shareholders have expressed interest in growing their stake in GNH’s capital, which was the reason behind the board’s decision to allow the issuance of shares.In line with the decision, the company plans to increase the capital with AED 448.3 million (USD 122 million) reaching a total of AED 1 billion distributed over 1 billion shares. The par value of each share is AED 1 without premium.The rights issue is subject to obtaining approvals from relevant authorities.
Kolkata: Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, visited Hijatullah Lane where a bridge is coming up to ease traffic movement during the Durga Puja.He was accompanied by senior officials of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and the city police. The KMDA is constructing two bridges and both will be opened before the Pujas. The decision was taken at a meeting held between senior KMDA officials and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) last week. Hakim said due to the inordinate delay by the Railways to give clearance to the sub-structure drawing, the construction of Majerhat bridge got delayed by six-seven months. Initially, the deadline to open the bridge was September but because of the delay, it is likely to be opened in February 2020. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe bridge at Hijatullah Lane is situated beside Tolly Club and the Karunamoyee bridge. For the construction of the bridge beside the existing Karunamoyee bridge, a portion of the wall of Tolly Club will have to be pulled down. The labourer quarters of Tolly Club will have to be demolished and the employees will have to be shifted. Forty trees will have to be relocated as well. The Kolkata Police has introduced the one-way system in the area to facilitate movement of cars coming from Behala. According to the minister, the prime concern of the city police, KMDA and KMC is to ensure steady flow of traffic. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHakim said during the Puja, thousands of people will come from Behala to visit South Kolkata. As the construction of Majerhat bridge is not yet complete, there will be tremendous traffic jam in vast areas surrounding Taratala. He added that both the bridges will help in the smooth movement of traffic. “The Kolkata Police will introduce the one-way traffic system for smooth flow of traffic.” He also added that a Bailey bridge will come up in Chetla as the Chetla Lock Gate has become weak. The movement of heavy vehicles has been stopped along the bridge.