Frome, Rusea’s in 0-0 draw

first_img Keith Blake missed an easy opportunity for Frome in the 33rd minute. He was played through and he took his shot a little too early and saw it zip narrowly past the upright. Both teams came even closer in the second half. Frome, through substitute Ajani Campbell, who struck the crossbar with the Rusea’s goalkeeper stranded, and Jhevoy Diaz’s shot struck the upright. “We wanted to come here and leave with at least a point, so the result isn’t a bad one for us,” said the Frome coach Marvin Quarry. He said it was a fair result seeing that neither team was able to take advantage of their chances. “The focus now is on Green Island, where, if we win or secure a draw, we would be practically set for the next round,” added Quarry. – Marcus Garvey 0 York Castle 0 – Rusea’s 0 Frome 0 – Cornwall College 2 St James 0 Western Bureau: Rusea’s High remain in control of Zone B in the 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, although they were held to a scoreless draw by rival Frome Technical yesterday in Lucea, Hanover, on a day when several scheduled matches were not played. With the island under threat from Hurricane Matthew, the teams, it appeared, seemed distracted. Both looked listless especially in front of goal in a game that lacked quality, and although each had their moments, the outcome was inevitable, leaving both coaches unimpressed. Aaron Lawrence, coach of the ten-time title winners Rusea’s, told the Sunday Gleaner that he thought the game was scrappy and that his players lacked focus. “It was a scrappy game from both teams today. I really can’t say why this was so, but we never sparked at all,” said the former national goalkeeper. “It was just a case of us not having the fire today, and it showed. We missed many chances to score, but we still earned a point and we will just have to be satisfied with the result as we are still leading the zone,” Lawrence said. Indeed, Rusea’s lead Zone B on 11 points, three more than second-place Frome, while Green Island High are holding on to third spot. Rusea’s were unlucky not to score in the 18th minute, when forward Sachin Wilmot saw his shot missing the target. Then Okean Johnson also came close with his effort saved on the rebound by Owayne Ricketts, the Frome custodian. Yesterday’s results EASY OPPORTUNITYlast_img read more

Senate to Ratify US$12M Loan Agreement

first_imgIn an apparent move to meet with the deadline for her promised return of electricity to Liberia by December, 2015, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has sent to the Liberian Senate for ratification a loan agreement in the tone of US$12 million.According to President Sirleaf’s communication to the Senate plenary dated March 26, 2014, the loan agreement which was signed between Liberia and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa is to help finance the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Bushrod Island Power Generation Plant.“The agreement, which was signed on November 18, 2013, has the total value of US$12 million and is for the sole purpose of financing the Bushrod power generation special project. The project aims to help reduce the power deficit in the country, and to ensure regular supply of power to residential, commercial and industrial area, and other places like health centers, government centers and schools in Monrovia and nearby towns. This in turn is intended to improve the social development of the country, reduce poverty and create jobs…”President Sirleaf  further said in her communication that most  specifically, the project will consist of several components, such as  civil works on the foundation for the diesel unit, transformer and fuel tankers, electrical mechanical equipment, spare parts and maintenance tools,  and provision for operators training on plant operation and maintenance, supply of computers and vehicles, among others.“In view therefore, and in furtherance of the government’s response to power need of our citizenry and by extension the economy that I ask for the ratification of this loan agreement…”It may be recalled that early this year, the Senate ratified similar loan agreement in the tone of US$14 million between the government of Liberia and the Kuwaiti Bank. That loan is expected to be used for the rehabilitation of the port of Greenville, Sinoe County.The President’s communication, which is the first to be received by the Senators following their three-week Easter break and Ebola sensitization retreat, was voted upon and sent to the Senate Committees on Ways, Means & Finance, Lands, Mines & Energy, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more