LPRC Starts Work on Product Storage Terminal and Other Facilities

first_imgTechnical Services Manager Bobby Brown (center) explains to reporters the latest development at the LPRC -US$11M revenue losses expected in 24 months The management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) has finally commenced the construction of a total 90,000 metric ton storage capacity, office facilities, parking lots and loading gantry to modernize and expand its Product Storage Terminal (PST) and others.Authorities of LPRC recently signed a contract valued at US$21.8 million with Lutech Engineering and Project Management Consultants (FZC), a foreign-based company.Speaking to reporters yesterday during a tour of the ongoing construction work, the Managing Director of LPRC, Sumo G. Kupee, said the purpose of the tour was to inform the general public about the latest development unfolding at his entity, which will bring the LPRC facility up to date.Director Kupee said the ongoing construction work will not impact or cause any shortage of products on the Liberian market, adding that “Arrangement was made with private companies to provide additional storage capacities for LPRC to circumvent the shortage of product.”He said the management will be losing revenue to the tune of US$11 million dollars for the next 24 months due to product loss (leakage of tanks) and revenue loss as the result of transferring commodities to other tanks (two private companies have been hired to ensure that enough product is on the market), adding that “There is a need to speedily complete the storage work.”Director Kupee further disclosed that upon completion of the ongoing work, there will be increment of revenue and product due to additional storage capacities at the entity.Phase one of the contract, Mr. Kupee said, will cover basic work including the construction of two 80-ton truck weigh bridges; a central control room; new operations building; a tank farm fire protection system; completion of two service tanks (fire water and slop tanks), among others.Bobby Brown, Technical Services Manager, said the first phase of the project focuses on the demolition and construction of the six storage tanks, which include three gasoline tanks, two fuel tanks, and a fire tank which is partially completed, among others.This phase of the project, Mr. Brown said, will also construct a loading gantry (where the truck goes to take a product), which is currently taking only four trucks at a time, but will accommodate nine (9) trucks at a time upon completion, adding: “Additional nine trucks will be parked awaiting the removal of the already loading nine vehicles.”With the building and security, he said “We will have a one storage building with a flat-top to ensure that there is space for future construction in case of need of additional offices. On the issue of security of our product, we are using a manual level, but upon completion of this phase, we will graduate from the manual level of protecting our product.’Lutech is a dynamic engineering, procurement, and construction company with an international presence, specialized in the construction of fuel/gas oil storage terminals, water treatment, supply and distribution, transmission and distribution of power.LPRC is one of the oldest terminals in the sub-region, which was initially constructed as a private corporation before the Government of Liberia took over management of the company 30 years ago as a state-owned enterprise.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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Rivera issues warning

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – Mariano Rivera had this warning for the New York Yankees: If he becomes a free agent, he’ll consider offers from other teams. “Everybody has the same shot,” he said Wednesday. “The Yankees will not have an advantage.” Trachsel, 36, went 15-8 with a 4.97 ERA for the New York Mets in 2006. VIERA, Fla. – Former All-Star Dmitri Young agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and got another chance after the Detroit Tigers cut him last year following legal and substance problems. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Catcher Jorge Posada also is entering the final season of his contract, and third baseman Alex Rodriguez can opt out of his deal after the World Series. Rivera, the backbone of the Yankees during their run of nine straight AL East titles, will earn $10.5 million this year, the final season of a three-year agreement. When he was about to enter the final season of his contract in 2004, the Yankees negotiated an extension during spring training. “The Yankees always knew that I wanted to be with the Yankees and finish my career with the Yankees,” he said. “If they don’t want to do (anything) with me, I’m not go home crying. I’m going to move on.” FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox officially added outfielder J.D. Drew to their roster after left-handed pitcher Lenny DiNardo was claimed on waivers by the Oakland Athletics. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Free agent right-hander Steve Trachsel signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles and will fill the void in the starting rotation left by Kris Benson’s injury. center_img Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called the 37-year-old closer Tuesday night, a day after Rivera said he was hoping for a contract extension. Cashman told Rivera his preference is to push back the matter until after the season. “It’s very hard, despite how great Mariano is, to all of a sudden pick and choose who to start discussing contracts with,” Cashman said. “If you start picking and choosing one, someone else is sitting there saying, `Well, why not me?’ ” last_img
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Mourinho, Pogba filmed in tense training ground exchange

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba (left) and Jose Mourinho are at loggerheads at Manchester United © AFP/File / Alain GROSCLAUDELONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba were involved in a tense-looking exchange at Manchester United’s training ground on Wednesday, a day after the manager confirmed the World Cup star had been stripped of the role of vice-captain.Pogba was rested by Mourinho for the shock League Cup third-round exit against Championship side Derby on Tuesday and watched from the stands as United lost on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. After the match, Mourinho confirmed that Pogba was no longer a United vice-captain, although he denied falling out with the France midfielder.Sky Sports showed footage of Pogba joining training with his teammates on Wednesday morning, including a seemingly terse exchange between the pair.The 25-year-old shook hands with coach Michael Carrick and another United employee before looking taken aback by something Mourinho said.Pogba was then seen having an apparently exasperated discussion with the manager.Mourinho was asked after the match on Tuesday whether he had told Pogba he would not captain the club again.“The only truth is I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore,” said Mourinho.“I am the manager, I make these decisions, no fallout at all, no problem at all. The same person who takes the decision to make him second captain makes this decision now.”The France international captained the side in the Premier League openers against Leicester and Brighton in the absence of Antonio Valencia, just as he did in last week’s Champions League win at Young Boys.Pogba scored two and set up the other in the 3-0 victory in Switzerland but he gave a mixed performance in Saturday’s return to league action against Wolverhampton, which ended in a 1-1 draw.The 25-year-old was dispossessed in the move that led to Joao Moutinho’s equaliser.After the match he said United should attack more.Those comments are said to have got under Mourinho’s skin, but it is reported that Pogba’s reported desire to leave Old Trafford for Barcelona was behind the decision to strip him of the vice-captaincy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Pressure on Schalke boss to resign for racist slur

first_imgThe billionaire businessman made the remark at a forum in Paderborn on Thursday while criticising tax increases to fight climate change.On social media, numerous Schalke fans demanded his resignation as chairman of the club’s supervisory board, while senior figures in German football and politics have condemned his comment.Toennies apologised for his “inappropriate” words on Sunday, insisting he backs Schalke’s values against “racism, discrimination and exclusion”.However, a statement on the club website may not be enough to save him with Germany’s Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht calling on the German Football Association (DFB) to “deal” with Toennies.“Racism must be loudly and clearly contradicted” at every opportunity,” the politician told the Funke media group.“Nowhere is integration as successful and quick to work as in sport – that must not be put at risk.”Toennies’ comments are a distraction for Schalke, under new head coach David Wagner, who start their league season at Borussia Moenchengladbach on August 17.President of the German Football League (DFL) Reinhard Rauball told news agency DPA Toennies’ comments are “completely incompatible with the values of football” held by both the DFB and DFL.– ‘Active repentance is needed’ –Dagmar Freitag, chairman of the sports committee in the German parliament, says an apology is not enough.“The fact that something like this is articulated by someone who holds a prominent position in sport makes things all the worse,” Freitag told German newspaper Welt on Sunday.The politician says an apology alone “certainly cannot make up for the socio-political damage”.Likewise Toennies must send a “clear signal” to atone, Sylvia Schenck, a lawyer for Transparency International also told Welt.“Such a thing doesn’t just slip out during an official speech, there is a highly problematic attitude behind it”, said the former middle-distance runner.“Active repentance with clear signals to Africans is necessary in order to really prove Toennies has changed his opinion,” she added.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Schalke chairman Clemens Toennies is under pressure to resign as head of the Bundesliga club over racist comments he made last week at a business forum in Paderborn. © AFP/File / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Aug 4 – Schalke chairman Clemens Toennies is facing calls to resign a fortnight before the start of the Bundesliga season following widespread condemnation of racist comments he made last week.The 63-year-old has been criticised for saying more power stations should be built in Africa, “then Africans would stop felling trees and producing children when it gets dark”.last_img read more

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Tottenham confirm departure of transfer chief

first_img Franco Baldini with Daniel Levy 1 Tottenham have announced the departure of technical director Franco Baldini.The Italian, former England assistant to Fabio Capello, has been in the role since the summer of 2013.Brought in to overhaul the club’s recruitment strategy, he was widely criticised for the spending spree that followed Gareth Bale’s departure.After receiving £86m for the sale of Bale to Real Madrid, Spurs splashed out more than £100m on Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Nacer Chadli.Few of those arrivals, however, made a positive impact at White Hart Lane, and Soldado, Paulinho, Capoue and Chiriches all left White Hart Lane in the summer.Baldini’s position was weakened by the appointment of Paul Mitchell as the club’s head of recruitment last November.And now the 54-year-old has left the north London club after agreeing a severance package.A statement from the club read: “Franco joined us as technical director in June 2013 from AS Roma where he was general director. He leaves us now to spend time outside of club football. We wish him all the best for the future.”last_img read more

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Huff has his work cut out

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson He’s a great college football player. I look forward to playing him on the fourth.” Texas has kept its game plan under wraps, but Huff’s primary assignment seems obvious. The sharp-tongued former sprinter, who ran track at Texas his junior year and earned All-Big 12 honors in both sports, might be the only player on the Longhorns defense capable of matching Bush’s speed and instincts. He also might be the only Longhorn with enough bravado to welcome that challenge. “He feeds off of going against the other team’s best players,” Texas defensive end Tim Crowder said. “That gets him fired up.” Huff, a redshirt senior who has started all but one game the past four years, is expected to spend most of Wednesday spying on USC’s star tailback. If he can do what no one the past 34 games has done, namely slow down Bush without completely neglecting the rest of the USC offense, he may hold the key to stopping the Trojans’ run. “He’s his own preacher,” Huff said of Bush. “The things he does out there just amaze me. CARSON – Ask Texas safety Michael Huff if the Longhorns have anyone faster than Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush in their stable, and he’ll give you a one-word answer: “Me.” The 2005 Jim Thorpe Award winner has made a name for himself by shutting down some of the most vaunted skill players in the country. In Wednesday’s Rose Bowl, he might be the Longhorns’ first, last and only line of defense when it comes to corralling Bush. center_img Last season, Huff held Oklahoma’s Mark Clayton to three receptions for 19 yards and helped lead a defense that held the Sooners to their lowest point total in a 12-0 Longhorns loss. This year, he limited Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State’s most feared playmaker, to 9 yards on two receptions in the Longhorns’ 25-22 victory. Huff even claims he never has been beaten in practice by the Longhorns’ biggest playmaker, Heisman runner-up Vince Young, when the first-stringers line up against each other in practice. “He never burned me,” Huff said. “He says he’s faster than me, but next time you see him, ask him if he’s faster than me. I ran him down in practice one day.” Really? “Oh yeah,” Huff said. “It was a zone read and he broke for about 30 (yards), and I was directly behind him. I ran him down from about 30 yards behind. I can run down anybody.” Really? “No,” said Young, rolling his eyes. “He tried to, but he pulled his hamstring.” Huff entered Texas with the speed and game instincts he currently possesses. But what was missing from the first two seasons was bite. Huff said he brought a track star’s mentality to football when he arrived in Austin and had to spend his first three seasons breaking himself of that mind-set. “The first two years I was there I was a guy that ran around and looked pretty,” Huff said. “I didn’t want to hit anybody. Coach (Mack) Brown and coach (co-defensive coordinator Duane) Akina told me if I ever wanted to play I had to learn how to hit and be physical. “That’s what I learned to do … and it’s paid off this year.” Huff worked extensively with Akina to develop a football mentality. As he gained more edge, he saw his statistics rise. This season, he finished second on the team with 97 tackles and rode his fierce style to All-America honors and the Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in college football. “Yes, Huff is the prettiest man on the field,” linebacker Rashad Bobino said. “To see him actually come down and hit was very amazing to me. I think it really started when he started just killing people in the spring. I mean, like, That’s Huff?’ Because he’s always had flash. He’s probably the surest talent on the team. But to see him bring that hit, man, amazing.” Huff has stressed this week that he is focused on more than one player. But he also has said he is especially excited about the chance to square off against Bush. “I’m just a competitive guy,” Huff said. “I love playing college football and I love going against the best. When you go against the best, you play the best. So I look forward to the challenge and hopefully our defense has the best chance to win.” walter.hammerwold@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 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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DONEGAL LGFA: SENIOR LADIES DEFEAT ARMAGH IN CHALLENGE MATCH

first_imgBy Donal O Searcaigh: Senior Ladies Challenge Match played this Evening in Armagh.Donegal Ladies 8-06 Armagh Ladies 3-13.Donegal led by 2pts at the break and after a tough battle in the second half pushed on to win by an 8pt margin at the end! Good result for our ladies and management team who are putting in a huge effort to be ready from the All-Ireland Qualifier match coming up! Date,Venue & Opponents yet to be confirmed. DONEGAL LGFA: SENIOR LADIES DEFEAT ARMAGH IN CHALLENGE MATCH was last modified: July 24th, 2014 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) Tags:armaghdonegalLGFASenior Ladieslast_img read more

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CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP

first_imgTHE BOYS of Donegal U15s celebrate after putting in a superb performance against Draperstown FC to lift the category trophy at the Foyle Cup in Derry.They beat the south Derry side 2-0 with goals from Kieran Mac Phearson.Special mention of credit was given to the boys for their performance throughout the Tournament. They will attend the Galway Cup also in August.  Another highly regarded Tournament. The U-13s also won their tournament – and Kilmacrennan U-10s won their tournament too!] CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP was last modified: July 21st, 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:CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUPlast_img read more

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MORE SNOW THIS MORNING AS WINTER ARRIVES WITH A BANG

first_imgThere were heavy showers of sleet and snow in many places across Donegal this morning.Donegal Daily readers contacted the site to say there were falls of snow in Mountain Top, Letterkenny as well as Trentagh and Churchill. The snow failed to stick on the ground, however.Both Muckish and Errigal were snow-capped earlier this week as the first signs of winter appeared.The accompanying picture, which was taken today, was kindly sent in to us by Richard Conneely which captures the stunning contrast of autumn giving way to winter.There are fears (and some delight!) that a heavy fall of snow is only around the corner.  MORE SNOW THIS MORNING AS WINTER ARRIVES WITH A BANG was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 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:donegalsleetsnowwinterlast_img read more

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Which QPR goal was best? You decide

first_imgCharlie Austin’s winning goal for QPR against Charlton on Saturday was a cracker. But was it better than Niko Kranjcar’s effort at Millwall? Have another look at both goals below and vote for which one you think is best. Which goal was better? Click here to 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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