U.S Coast Guard Commends NPA

first_imgLiberia has made remarkable progress under the International Port Security Program (IPSP) through the United States Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization.Results from the just concluded ISPS inspection from November 17-19, 2015 have certified “all facilities” at the Freeport of Monrovia and the Port of Buchanan. The Ports are in full compliance with the procedures and regulations governing the ISPS Code. ISPS is the International Ship and Port Security Code.The result that declared Liberia to be in full compliance with Security level one under the ISPS code was released to the Designated Authority (DA) , Mr. Binyah Kesselly and the Management of the National Port Authority through a debriefing after a comprehensive ISPS inspection and facilities tour. A press release from the NPA says the ISPS inspection was carried out by a high power delegation from the United States Department of Homeland Security under the auspices of the United States Coast Guard.The release said the visiting U.S Coast Guard delegation presented awards to the NPA management and praised it for maintaining the security level one status.Security level one means that normal security measures are maintained within the port facility.The inspection was done in fulfillment of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) that mandates the United States Coast Guard to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures (MTSA, 46 USC § 70108).This latest result from the U.S Coast Guard on the status of the Seaports in Liberia indicates that the management of the National Port Authority has passed the ISPS inspection and that there is no security threat to vessel operations and international trade.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Softball Falls At UNI, 5-2

first_imgPena, Roemmich and Sowa each had one hit for Drake. Sowa has 200 hits in her career, which ranks fifth all-time, and she now ranks fourth all-time in career doubles with 39. Smith took the loss as her record dropped to 14-16. She allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings with two walks and one strikeout. Watch Live The Panthers cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 2-1 in the bottom half of the third inning and then scored two runs each in the fifth and sixth inning to complete the series sweep. Live Stats Next Game: Drake continues its road trip on Saturday with a doubleheader at Missouri State. First pitch of game one will be at 12 p.m. and both games will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Version Previewcenter_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Panthers rallied to beat the Drake softball team, 5-2, Tuesday night in Missouri Valley Conference action at Robinson Dresser Field in Cedar Falls. Drake (23-25, 6-15 MVC) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a RBI single by sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and a RBI groundout by junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). To start the inning, freshman leadoff hitter Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) dropped a perfect bunt in front of UNI (27-17, 15-6 MVC) pitcher Alyssa Buchanan whose throw sailed over the head of her covering second baseman as Roemmich took second base. Senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) followed with a double in the gap that plated Roemmich and Smith was narrowly called out on her run scoring groundout that scored Sowa. at Missouri State 4/28/2017 – 4:30 PM The Valley on ESPN3 Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a wet weekend (wetter in some areas of the state than others), we don’t look a whole lot better going forward. WE have rain in the forecast all but 2 or 3 days out of the next 10.Rains today will be from .25”-.75” with coverage at 75% of Ohio. Tomorrow, another batch of rain moves in, bringing .25”-1” to 80% of the state. Wednesday will be dry over most of the state, but we can’t rule out a few sprinkles in the northern third to northern quarter of the state, particularly in NW OhioOvernight Wednesday night through Thursday another swath of moisture swings through, triggering rain totals of .25”-1.55” with 80% coverage. The heaviest will hit central Ohio again. Friday should be dry over most of the state.For the weekend, scattered showers move over the northern half of the state Saturday, with .1”-.5” of rain with 70% coverage from I-70 north. However, we wont rule out some action slipping south of I-70 Saturday afternoon, particularly in SW Ohio. Overnight Saturday night through Sunday we have rain and thunderstorms that hit 90% of the state with rain totals of .25”-1.5”, and some of the thunderstorms can be strong to severe. More rain arrives Monday, with scattered showers totaling .15”-.6” and 75% coverage. Tuesday may not bring rain in huge additional quantities, but with a few hundredths to .25” over 80% of the state, we surely will not be able to see much dry down there.Next Wednesday finishes the 10 day window with showers from US 30 northward, but nothing south of there, at least the way it looks right now. Rain totals in northern Ohio will be from .25”-.75” with 90% coverage from US 30 north to the Michigan line and Lake Erie. The heaviest action will be in NW Ohio.  The map at right shows rain totals through the entire 10 day period.So, only 2 dry days for the entire state in the next ten, and they are not back to back. This pattern does not look conducive to getting any additional field work done. Temps will struggle to hit normal through this period, as sunshine will be at somewhat of a premium. We expect daytime highs to be normal to below normal for the coming 10 days, overnight lows near normal. This will not give any “catch up” potential for GDDs through most of the rest of this month.The extended pattern at this time looks similar, with a wet bias toward the turn of the month.last_img read more

“Mother says geocaching helps her autistic child” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

first_imgBeth Hurley’s nine-year-old son Ryan is autistic.  The disorder affects his social, developmental and self-care skills. While many children his age feel a sense of accomplishment on the sports field or in the school gym, Ryan’s mother says, he’s left out.Geocaching team, “meandthekiddoz”The family found geocaching about a year ago.  They geocache under the name meandthekiddoz and already found more than 60 caches. Beth says geocaching offers Ryan an independent way to sense accomplishment, bond with his family and even lose weight.Watch Ryan and his family hit the geocaching trail in the latest Lost & Found video.You can explore more videos on the adventure of geocaching.  Check out  the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery.  See geocachers unite to break a record on 10-10-10, experience a haunted cache in Texas and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safe in Iraq.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Accessible Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 9, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories””Souvenirs” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 2, 2010In “Community””Creative Geocaches” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 14, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”last_img read more

Aaron Black says goodbye to Ateneo as he skips final UAAP year

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ateneo’s Aaron Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has always been Aaron Black’s dream to play for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.That dream came to fruition in 2015 and four years later, he couldn’t ask for more as he bids Ateneo farewell.ADVERTISEMENT OBF 🦅 pic.twitter.com/XshKh2vf6p— Aaron Black (@aaronblack_8) January 29, 2019 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ “I would stand in our driveway imagining myself hitting the last second against DLSU shot to win the game or even try to copy Ryan Buenafe’s cold blooded 3 in the finals to seal the 3-peat championship.”“Fast forward to today, I leave the school where I grew up from a boy to a man with 2 rings and a whole lot of lessons to bring with me as I go down the hill and embark on a new journey of which I am excited to take on,” he wrote.The second-generation player, whose father and Philippine basketball legend Norman steered Ateneo to a rare ‘five-peat,’ expressed his gratitude to the people who helped him every step of the way.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:37Albayalde insists: Aquino not influenced on order vs 13 Pampanga cops02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Black, the Ateneo guard, on Tuesday announced that he will skip his final year with the Blue Eagles, ending his collegiate career with two UAAP championships.“Growing up watching the Blue Eagles and their five-peat reign. I had always dreamed of dawning the blue and white in the UAAP,” Black recalled in a post on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Jerie Pingoy forgoes final year in UAAP as he embarks on ‘next journey’ LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

SC reserves order to refer to Constitution bench the pleas against govt

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved verdict on whether to refer to a Constitution bench a batch of pleas challenging Centre’s decision to grant 10 pc reservation in jobs and education to economically weaker section (EWS). Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench headed by Justice Bobde that the Constitution (103 amendment) Act, 2019 granting 10 per cent reservation to EWS is intended to uplift around 200 million people who are still below the poverty line. The bench, also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai, was hearing a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the Act on the ground that economic criteria cannot be the sole basis for granting reservation.last_img read more