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The Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL) is threatening to take her sisterly organization, the Liberia Motorcycle Transport Union, to court over what FRTUL calls disgruntled behavior of commercial motorcyclists, the latest of which included the burning of a 10-wheel truck in Ganta over the weekend.Speaking an exclusive interview on May 18 at the FRTUL Nimba Chapter office, FRTUL interim president for the county, Youjaa Korkor, said motorcyclists’ involvement in burning cars whenever accidents occurred is unlawful and the FRTUL will not hesitate to legal action against LMTU. “We are going to sue the LMTU because their members are destroying our vehicles and at the end of the day nothing will come out,” he said. Korkor said “Though human life is more valuable accident is not something that a driver means to let happen and therefore we should handle accidents through the legal means.”“We condemn those motorcyclists who allegedly carried out the burning of the car and we will not wait to see this action go unpunished,” Korkor warned.On Sunday, May 17 angry motorcyclists went on rampage in Ganta and set ablaze a 10-tire truck, following an accident with a motorcyclist about 9p.m.According to police, the truck marked TT-261 was on its way to Monrovia from Ganta when it collided with a motor bike at the Gbloryee Junction close to the UNMIL fence killing the motorcyclist.Ganta Police Detail Commander Sgt. Parker Y. Howelley told the Daily Observer Nimba that they tried to contain the angry crowd, but were overpowered to set the truck ablaze.“While we were talking with the cyclists to remain calm, they began stoning the car with all sorts of objects at the same trying to loot the truck.” He said when the pem-pem riders discovered that the goods on the board the truck were not items to be removed or looted (i.e., chicken feed), they diverted their action to burning the truck.Korkor explained that the FRTUL is there to protect all vehicles under their banner as well as all passengers. LMTU Nimba Branch officials were not available for comment.The body of Jerry Paye, the deceased motorcyclist, has been deposited at a local funeral home in Ganta, while a man haunt continues for the suspects, four of whom have already been arrested.The Bain Garr District Commissioner, Ms. Shelley Brown, has shouldered the responsibility as owner of the truck and is now in contact with the victim’s family for other arrangements, the police said.This is the third time for motorcyclists to set vehicle ablaze in Nimba County following similar accident.In 2009, a government jeep carrying some officials from Bong to witness a game in Grand Kru County was set ablaze after it instantly killed a motorcyclist in Ganta.Again, in 2012, a truck was set ablaze in Flompa (Ganta-Seclepea highway) after it collided with a motorbike and instantly killed the rider.In all of these cases, arrests were made but, so far, nothing has happened to those accused of perpetrating said actions.Meanwhile, the FRTUL has vowed to revamp activities at the local branch before the new administration can take office after May 30 elections. Korkor revealed that there is reduction in transportation fares, between Ganta to Monrovia from L$1,250 to L$1000. Fares have also been considerably decreased for commercial vehicles linking towns and cities within Nimba County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Epstein also said Schilling will be the Opening Day starter April 2 in Kansas City and “I couldn’t be happier about that.” Schilling said he didn’t warn the Red Sox that it might cost them more to sign him after the season. Even if they want to keep him, he still could leave. “I’ll consider anything at that point,” he said. Schilling struggled late last season and went 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA. Bothered by injuries in 2005, he was 8-8 with a 5.69 ERA. But in 2004, his first season with Boston, he was 21-6 with a 3.26 ERA and a helped lead Boston’s World Series sweep of St. Louis. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Manny Ramirez changed plans and will not attend a car auction in New Jersey on Saturday while his Red Sox teammates work out at spring training, the team said Thursday. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Curt Schilling said he will become a free agent after the season and won’t let that distract him during his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox. General manager Theo Epstein wouldn’t rule out in-season discussions for a new contract. The Red Sox gave Ramirez permission to report late to camp on March 1, the day after their first exhibition game, for family reasons. His mother recently had surgery. COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Kansas City Royals announcer Denny Matthews won the Ford C. Frick Award on Thursday, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. Matthews will be honored July 29 at the Hall of Fame ceremonies when Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. are inducted. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At a brief meeting between the two on Wednesday, Epstein told the pitcher that the team would not give him an extension during spring training, as Schilling had wished. “Curt’s going to be 41, and at that age we’ve got to be a little more conservative,” Epstein said on Thursday. “It doesn’t mean we don’t want him back. I have all the confidence in the world that if Curt wants to pitch in 2008 and he’s still pitching effectively, as I expect he will, then we’ll find a way to keep him in a Red Sox uniform.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ventura County Rose Society will meet, 7 p.m., Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. Event includes guest speaker. Call (805) 523-9003 or (818)993-6622. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY High School Shakespeare Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Free. Call (661) 362-3101. Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” through March 4, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre, Nordhoff Hall, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Call (818) 677-2488. American Mourning: The intimate story of two American families joined by war, torn by beliefs – a real life story, 7 p.m., Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St. Call (818) 548-2042.
Fans cheered the players on a big TV screen in the packed square, as car horns began blaring on the streets of the Croatian capital.“Our boys gave everything on the pitch, till the last drop of energy,” Kristijan Strnic, 22, dressed in a red-and-white chequerboard jersey, told AFP.“It was a spectacular match, the nation is grateful, we are so proud of our golden team, they fought like lions,” he said.As a party began in the square to celebrate the team’s performance a distraught supporter Aurora Krnic said with tears in her eyes that the second place was “still fantastic”.“I am sorry for all the young people, the team made them so happy, but they gave their all, they are heroes to us,” she said.“Croatia can be proud, we should applaud our boys” said match commentator Drago Cosic on Croatian state TV HRT.“A big football nation managed to outsmart Croatia with pragmatic albeit dominant football, France remains a puzzle to solve for Croatia”.“The fairytale of the ‘Fiery Ones’ is over!” proclaimed newspaper Jutarnji List on its website.“Mbappe and Pogba, with the help of the Argentinian referee and VAR, left Croatia on the threshold of paradise”.“Croatia was just a step away from football immortality,” said the Index.hr website.“These boys are world champions for us, they taught us about heart and unity,” said Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic who watched the match with fans in a downtown fan zone.“We lived through a fantastic and unforgettable period for the whole of Croatia during this month,” he said of the Balkan nation with a population of just over four million people.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s fans disappointed but proud © AFP / Denis LovrovicZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 15 – Heartbroken but proud Croatian fans in Zagreb cheered and wept as their “heroes” went down 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.On the final whistle applause from tens of thousands of Croatian fans rang out through the capital’s main Jelacic square as many lit flares and set off firecrackers.
Vivendi’s planned acquisition of Activision would blend each company’s respective strength but won’t necessarily lead to the sharing of ideas and concepts among the game developers. Activision Inc., whose shares rose nearly 13 percent on the news, is strong in console games, with titles that include the music game “Guitar Hero III,” the combat game “Call of Duty 4” and skateboarding games starring Tony Hawk. Vivendi SA’s Blizzard Entertainment Inc. leads the market for subscription-based online video games with the widely popular “World of Warcraft” series. “It’s a way to sort of have all their bases covered,” said Jeff Green, editor-in-chief of Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. “I don’t think this means Tony Hawk is going to show up in World of Warcraft. Everything is going to go along as it had been. Paris-based Vivendi SA and Santa Monica-based Activision Inc. said Sunday that their respective board members had approved a plan to combine Activision with the French company’s game unit, Vivendi Games, which includes Blizzard and three other divisions. “It’s no longer that you can just go out on one platform and be a one-trick pony,” Cole said. “With the costs of development and distribution, you’ve got to really have international scale.” Cole said it remains to be seen if the transaction will signal future consolidation from large media companies seeking to cash in on gaming’s growing popularity. Blizzard officials said the deal would not affect upcoming titles such as a “Warcraft” expansion pack called “Wrath of the Lich King,” or the highly anticipated “StarCraft 2,” both due sometime in 2008. Activision said it is already planning new versions of current hits “Guitar Hero” and “Call of Duty.” Colin Sebastian, an analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, called the deal a “very good fit” because the two companies complement each other. Key is the addition of “World of Warcraft” to the Activision family. Launched in 2004, the persistent online fantasy world has mushroomed to 9.3 million subscribers worldwide, each paying up to $15 a month to battle mythical monsters for treasure and other rewards. Calling the new company Activision Blizzard instead of Activision Vivendi is a clear acknowledgment of the importance “Warcraft” brings to the mix, Green said. Thill said Activision would be less tied to the unpredictable highs and lows of console games. Now each time a new wave of consoles hits the market, game publishers are forced to decide which system will come out on top, without even knowing which one consumers will ultimately snap up the most.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2008 pending shareholder and government approval. The two companies are behind some of the most popular and critically acclaimed video games of all time. The deal would create an $18.9 billion electronic entertainment juggernaut,” rivaling the world’s current No. 1 publisher, Electronic Arts Inc., in terms of the variety and types of games it would offer worldwide. Citi Investment Research analyst Brent Thill said he doesn’t expect Electronic Arts or other gamemakers to feel too threatened. Electronic Arts has plenty of strong offerings such as games based on “The Sims” series, he said. David Cole, president of DFC Intelligence, said the deal shows how the $40 billion, global video-game industry is changing from a packaged-goods business that makes, sells and distributes boxed video games to a service business that delivers online PC games such as “Warcraft.”
16 July 2012 South Africa saw exceptional growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2012, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Launching the latest tourist arrival figures in Pretoria on Sunday, Van Schalkwyk said that overall tourist arrivals to the country grew by 10.5% in the first quarter of 2012, with strong growth coming from all regions. The period from January to March 2012 saw a total of 2 267 807 tourist arrivals to South Africa – 216 031 more than the same period in 2011. ‘Strong positive growth trends’ He also announced that overseas tourist arrivals were up by a combined 17.8%, and arrivals from Europe grew by 11.9%. South Africa’s biggest overseas source market, the United Kingdom, recovered from an overall decline in 2011 to post positive returns of 9.5% – with 133 729 tourists visiting South Africa in the first three months of 2012. Tourist arrivals from Germany maintained a strong positive growth trend, and with a 15.2% growth rate, the country was among the best-performing markets on the European continent. These were wonderful results for “the destination, the country, the tourism industry and the economy”, Van Schalkwyk said. “Robust sales and marketing partnerships across the region, South Africa’s accessibility, and the exceptional value for money that the destination offers to European travellers were significant contributing factors to tourist arrivals growth from Europe,” he said. The United States also returned excellent growth of 16.1% as South Africa maintained its status as a desirable and coveted leisure holiday experience for American travellers.Higher growth from emerging markets South Africa also continued to enjoy growth from the emerging markets during the first quarter of this year. Brazil posted 71.7% growth, India grew by 23.1% and tourist arrivals from China increased by 67.7%. In total, the regional Asian market returned tourist arrivals growth of more than 43%, delivering 85 189 tourists against 59 549 tourists for the same three months last year. Tourist arrivals from regional African tourist markets also achieved positive growth rates of 7.9%, with Angola up 48.5%, Nigeria showing 26.7% growth and Tanzania with 31.4% growth. The three stood out as exceptional continental-market achievers in the first three months of the year. Van Schalkwyk said this overall growth could be ascribed to significant investments in the South African tourism industry in time, energy and resources. These included a series of trade workshops across key markets, numerous travel, trade and media familiarisation trips hosted by South Africa, as well as ongoing in- depth research into consumer needs. South Africa’s valuable partnerships and determination to defend and grow its traditional tourist markets were now yielding dividends, as the industry had worked hard during difficult times, Van Schalkwyk said. “We are extremely lucky to live in South Africa and to enjoy in our own backyard a destination that has grown tremendously in popularity and desirability all over the world. “Let’s work together and encourage each other to continue to make tourists feel at home, to travel South Africa ourselves like tourists in our own country and to continue offering the excellent service, value for money and accessibility that have delivered these exceptional results, which we are optimistic will continue well into the future,” he said. Source: SANews.gov.za
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What has been the most interesting piece of history you’ve learned through geocaching? Tell your story and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More Photos:Scenery + history. Photo by geocacher flyMIKEven when there is no view, the view is still amazing. Photo by geocacher josan08The beach. Photo by geocacher flyMIKEpic view from GZ. Photo by geocacher Geo Peet Just incredible! Photo by geocacher SuikerbossiesGeocache Name:SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Geocaching can bring us to beautiful places, as well as teach us about the history of an area—this geocache does both. Ground zero gives you sweeping views of the Cape of Good Hope. You can see the crystalline blue water and sandy beaches for miles. By reading the geocache’s description, you’ll also learn about the history of this area—a tragic shipwreck took place just off shore.What geocachers have to say:“Easily found while visiting the Cape. Very nice hide, very very nice spot!” – AlteGurke“While a great tour we found this Cache together with xhanmanx! Great spot, thanks a lot for hiding!Greetings from Germany!!!” – LÖ8277“Had a few trips up and down the stairs until I found the right direction to go. This is a great area for sightseeing. I went to Cape Horn last year and now I’ve been to the Cape of Good Hope. Cool! Thanks for putting a cache here.” – kayst SharePrint Related[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Deep Blue Something (GC43K9C) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Remnants of Days Passed — Who Turned Out the Lights? Geocache Series (GC4QRT0) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2014In “Community”
An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer posted in Patna was arrested on Wednesday allegedly for ‘molesting’ a minor girl from Sikkim at a coaching institute mentored by him. The girl was attending classes for her medical entrance exam and residing in a hostel along with other students in Patna. “The officer was arrested after an FIR was filed at the Digha police station. The complainant stated that she was molested by the officer in the hostel room on the night of February 17,” Shibli Nomani, Deputy SP (Law and Order), said. The officer was living in the same flat in which the coaching centre is located.