Liberian-born American Footballer to Invest US$500k in Automated Chicken Farm

first_img(From right) Managing Partner and Financier, Tamba Boimah Hali, and Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence MorrisConsiders staying and investing moreTamba Boimah Hali, a Liberian-born professional athlete who has plied his trade in the National Football League (NFL) of the United States of America (USA),has returned home after over 25 years to help stimulate the economy of the country and create jobs.Hali, 35, has been playing American football for the past 15 years. He played for Penn State where he earned all-American honors (2002 – 2005) and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as a linebacker in 2006 and was released in March 2018.In an interview with journalists in Monrovia, on Saturday, November 24, Montserrado County District #1 Lawrence Morris who is also, a managing partner, formally announced Hali as a managing partner and the financier for the modern Automated Poultry farm.Rep. Morris said Hali has already bought 72 acres for the erection of the poultry farm which is located in his district – on the outskirts of Montserrado and bordering Margibi County.Liberian-born American athlete Tamba B, Hali spent about 15 years playing football in the NFL“On Saturday, Hali thanked the people for clearing the lands with a cow, though they did not do it free-of-charge, it was his means of saying thank you as the first step,” Rep. Morris said.The Montserrado County lawmaker divulged that the Liberian millionaire has taken interest in the poultry farm when he realized the “hunger, bad economy and the issues of job creation in the country.”“The poultry farm will be expected to produce eggs and meat and of course generate revenue from these products,” Rep. Morris said. “About 150 persons will be employed. In about six months, operations of the poultry are expected to start because the pre-fabricated structure will be imported and erected.”The former American footballer said his return to his native land is in fulfillment of his dream of coming home to contribute his quota, including helping stimulate the economy.“We want to stimulate our economy and provide some jobs for our people,” Hali said. “There are lots of ideas of stimulating the economy but l do not want to fabricate now. In my mind, l have retired but because of some business purpose, l have not formally retired.”Meanwhile, Hali, who is also a pianist, songwriter, producer and a singer has sung over three songs in his album, Tamba Juice, which was produced by Masterkraft — a Nigerian record producer, disc jockey, band director, pianist, and songwriter.Some of the songs included Samba, the One for Me and Oh my Gawd. Hali’s music videos were directed by Patrick Elis and Susan.Hali further told journalists that he is doing music with different Liberian local artists to improve the Liberian music industry and to share Liberian culture.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Federal appellate panel a judicial joke

first_imgAn all-day effort to get Fisher to give up and come out included the throwing of tear gas and flash-bang grenades into the house. None had any effect. When Fisher finally emerged hours later, he had to be subdued with rubber bullets. Sounds like a successful and peaceful resolution to a tense and dangerous situation. Well, not according to Fisher, who sued, claiming his civil rights were violated. After an eight-day trial, the jury wasted no time in telling Mr. Fisher to get lost, finding the officers did nothing wrong. The trial judge, however, reversed the jury verdict, ruling the cops violated the Fourth Amendment by not getting a warrant for Fisher’s arrest. Incredibly, the 9th Circuit agreed, holding the arrest illegal. In short, the 9th Circuit believes that officers in a prolonged standoff with a gun-toting drunk threatening to kill officers need to ask a court if there is probable cause for an arrest. The U.S. Constitution clearly does not require officers to get an arrest warrant for an armed, intoxicated and barricaded suspect who is threatening the lives of everybody within range. This ruling defies common sense and well-established constitutional practice. THE 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals continues its quest to be the least-respected group of jurists in the United States with another decision worthy of ridicule. It recently ruled that police officers violated the Fourth Amendment (Fisher v. City of San Jose) by not getting an arrest warrant before taking into custody a heavily armed and drunk suspect following a 12-hour standoff. On Oct. 23, 1999, Steven Fisher bought two 12-packs of beer and settled in at home, cleaning his collection of 18 guns. A security guard at the apartment called police when he felt Fisher’s behavior became menacing. Officers surrounded his apartment and attempted to get Fisher to surrender. Fisher was mostly unresponsive, but did insist on talking about his Second Amendment rights. He told the negotiator he would shoot her if she came into his apartment, and he was seen pointing his rifle at surrounding officers. The apartment complex was evacuated, with one neighbor fleeing via a hole cut into her apartment wall so she wouldn’t have to come within rifle range of Fisher. The 9th Circuit has been reversed so many times by the Supreme Court that it has been suggested two Supreme Court dockets are needed: one to reverse the 9th Circuit, and another to hear all other cases. Hopefully, this case will be added to the long list of those finding that the 9th Circuit got it completely wrong. Hank Hernandez is general counsel for the Los Angeles Police Protective League160Want 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

Palmdale offering online sign-ups for city programs

first_imgThe city of Palmdale’s Parks and Recreation Department is announcing online registration for select city programs on the department’s Web site at www.playpalmdale.com. “We’re thrilled to offer the residents of Palmdale a fast, easy and progressive service to make registering for classes simpler and more convenient,” said Parks and Recreation Director Russ Bird. Online registration will be available for a limited number of activities this summer. Popular activities such as swim lessons and bus excursions will be among those available. A complete list of activities is now available at the city’s Web site at www.cityofpalmdale.org or in the upcoming Activities Guide, which will be mailed to Palmdale residents. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! To register for activities online, users must establish an account by providing a current e-mail address to the parks and recreation department. Those who have already provided an e-mail address may obtain a Family ID and Account PIN by visiting the home page at www.playpalmdale.com. For more information, contact the parks and recreation office at (661) 267-5611. Arvin Gomez works in the public information office of the City of Palmdale. She posted this story April 16 on the Antelope Valley hub of valleynews.com last_img read more

Darlene Thomas receives BC Ambulance award at Hero’s Dinner

first_imgApril 9, 2012 is a date that Darlene Thomas will likely always remember. It was on that day when the triple amputee Wal-Mart greeter who uses a wheelchair saved the life of a man in his fourties by performing CPR after he went into cardiac arrest.Having trained as a paramedic and a nurse, Thomas got out of her wheelchair and performed CPR for quite some time, resuscitating the man.While a few years have passed since that day, Thomas was recognized over the weekend at the Hero’s Dinner for her heroic act. She was the recipient of an award from BC Ambulance for her actions on that day.- Advertisement -City Council member Dan Davies was in attendance and said Thomas was obviously very well deserving of the recognition.“She received a B.C. Ambulance award for saving someone’s life,” he explained. “It was a very fitting opportunity at the Hero’s Dinner to present the award with our Member of Parliament and Mayor present. We took that opportunity to present the award. That is one of the big reasons why we have this annual dinner is to recognize not only people that save people’s lives but other people that make a difference in our community whether that’s volunteering, first responding, or serving the military in some way. It’s a fantastic dinner that recognizes people that do these things.”last_img read more

Broadcaster urges football authorities not to leave market ‘to criminals’

first_imgEleven Sports, which holds the UK and Irish rights to La Liga and Serie A, said it would no longer show matches during the blackout period “out of respect for the wishes of our partners”.But it said in a statement: “We maintain our strong view that the rule, which dates back to the 1950s, is unfit for the modern, digital era — particularly for overseas games which we hold the rights to.”And the streaming service, which said the football associations of England, Scotland and Montenegro were the only ones to apply the rule, said the blackout was one of the biggest generators of piracy in the UK.“These games are very easily accessed on illegal sites online and it is naive to think that fans do not watch them because they are not shown on legitimate platforms, except betting sites,” it said.“It is irresponsible to leave the market in the hands of criminals.”Eleven Sports chief executive Marc Watson recently told AFP that piracy poses an existential problem for broadcast rights holders.The company said fans should have access to the games through the official rights holder as they do all over the world but said “intense pressure” from stakeholders within the football establishment” meant they did not have the option.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on Saturdays in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance, and Eleven Sports has agreed to honor the blackout period © AFP/File / CRISTINA QUICLERLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Broadcaster Eleven Sports says it will no longer show matches during the Saturday afternoon football blackout in the UK but has urged authorities not to leave the market “in the hands of criminals”.British regulations prevent live football from being shown between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm local time on a Saturday in a bid to avoid hurting match attendance figures.last_img read more

Vintage Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning overhead kick against England

first_imgIt’s probably the most astonishing goal in recent memory.On November 14 2012, the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided to turn on the style against England with a stunning four-goal destruction in Stockholm.The PSG man’s fourth goal that night has gone down as one of the most iconic moments in modern football.Luckily for the Three Lions, it was only a friendly.last_img

Everton news: Red-hot star fit to face Manchester City for second time in trio of clashes

first_img1 Romelu Lukaku is fit to lead the Everton line at Manchester City after recovering from an ankle problem.Defender Ramiro Funes Mori is also available despite needing 10 stitches in a head wound at the weekend while Tim Howard will return in goal after making way for Joel Robles in the cups.But midfielder Tom Cleverley (ankle) is rated 50/50 and full-back Seamus Coleman will be out for a couple more weeks with a calf injury.Provisional squad: Howard, Robles, Stones, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Galloway, Gibson, Osman, Mirallas, Lennon, Kone, Baines, Besic, Pienaar, Barry, Barkley, Deulofeu, Oviedo. Romelu Lukaku last_img

NEW CLUB IS THE ‘TOAST’ OF DONEGAL

first_imgLet us raise a toast! Seated from left are Emma Rose Callaghan (Vice President Public Relations), Niamh Lynch (President) Michelle Tourish, Aoife Dowds (Vice President Membership). Standing from left are Harry Murphy and Sean Harkin.Are you aged between 13 and 18 and lacking confidence and communication skills?You are certainly not alone but now a new group is here to put all those problems behind you.Formed just four months ago, the Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny already has 25 members and growing. The aim of the club is to help young people build confidence in speaking in front of crowds and to develop their public speaking skills.One of the co-founders says the club is the first club of its kind in the country and want to spread the word and increase the membership.The club’s fourth meeting will take place on this Sunday, the 17th of February at 5pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel and all young people aged between 13 and 18 are welcome to come along.Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to speak but fun is guaranteed. NEW CLUB IS THE ‘TOAST’ OF DONEGAL was last modified: February 14th, 2013 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:Junior Toastmasters Letterkennylast_img read more

Watch Daniel Sturridge’s amazing no-look goal from Liverpool training

first_imgHowever, the 29-year-old is determined to restore his position as one of the first names on Liverpool’s team-sheet, and a classy no-look goal in training will surely have Klopp seriously thinking about the forward’s inclusion for Saturday evening’s clash against Arsenal.You can check out a video of the training ground goal below, courtesy of our friends at Dugout… Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos He’s already scored four goals in just 11 matches, helping the Reds pick up valuable points in the Champions League and the Premier League.Despite Sturridge’s return to form he remains a back-up player for Liverpool given the almost untouchable status of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? LATEST Most Read In Football SORRY 1 scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update RANKED center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sturridge scored a truly remarkable goal against Chelsea earlier this season tense revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Daniel Sturridge gave Jurgen Klopp another glimpse of his incredible talent by scoring a ‘no-look’ goal during a Liverpool training session.Sturridge, the England forward, has re-established himself as a key member of Klopp’s first-team squad this season having finally returned to full fitness. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade whoops gameday cracker latest last_img read more

Sarri criticises Kante for trying to ‘solve the match’ in Spurs loss

first_imgUnimpressed, Sarri was critical of his players and was particularly vocal regarding the normally reliable Kante, admitting he does not want the Frenchman to play centrally despite calls for him to return to the role in which he has previously excelled.“As you know, I want to play a central midfielder as a very technical player – a Jorginho or Cesc Fàbregas,” Sarri said. “I don’t want Kanté in this position.“Kanté, in the last match, wanted to solve the match after the first 15 minutes but in the wrong way. He lost his position. He attacked too much the other box. And I think this is not one of the best characteristics of Kanté, but it was only a reaction to the difficulties. Latest Football News huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Sarri says he had to speak to his players individually “Maybe it’s only a question of time before he learns the role. But when the ball is on the other side, the left, Kanté has to stay very close to Jorginho.”So perplexed was Sarri as to the nature of Saturday’s loss, he had one-to-one meetings with each individual in order for them to explain what he deemed as a lack of determination. RANKED ADVICE MONEY REVEALED 2 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has voiced his frustration with the performance of N’Golo Kante in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.It was a first loss of the season at Wembley for Chelsea who turned in a woeful display as they were outplayed in the London derby, bringing an end to their 18-match unbeaten run. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Maurizio Sarri was not pleased with the performance of N’Golo Kante Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “I talked to them player by player, a meeting of five to 10 minutes with the individuals.“It’s very difficult for them, I think, to tell me why. Very difficult. Somebody told me that, maybe, the international break was a problem; that it was a problem to be immediately ready at 100%, but I don’t know.”Chelsea are in Europa League action on Thursday when they take on PAOK Salonikaa and Sarri is expected to rest the majority of his side, including Kante.Eden Hazard is out with an ankle problem.Sarri said: “I am worried because 25 days ago he had a back injury. Now an ankle.“He has lost a lot of training. It’s normal at the moment he isn’t at the top of his physical condition.” BEST OF 2last_img read more