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Liberia-China Wushu School Dedicated

first_imgFrom right: Chief Chen Lihua, commander of UNMIL FPU; the Director of the Confucius Institute, UL; Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue. At far left: Minister of Youth and Sports.The Liberia National Wushu Association in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia and the Chinese Embassy near Monrovia officially opened the newly constructed Liberia-China Wushu School and Gymnasium on Saturday, January 6.The president of the Liberia National Wushu Association, Fred J. A. Pratt, said the official turning over of modernized Wushu School marked another milestone in the Liberian sporting arena.According to him, the project was constructed by the government and people of China through its embassy in Monrovia in partnership with the LNWA.The official turning over of the newly constructed Liberia-China Wushu School brought together dignitaries from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of State and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the Police Inspector General and Foreign Service Director as some of the high profile personalities who graced the occasion.President Pratt noted that the cultural exchange performance between China and Liberia martial arts athletes was indeed a sign of recognizing the people of China for their pivotal role played over the years in the growth and development of Liberia.According to him, Wushu has actively been involved in training and recruiting young Liberians at the SKD Sports Complex. He lauded Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue for his commitment to the exchange of martial arts program to other parts of Liberia.Responding, Ambassador Zhang said martial arts performances between Liberia and Chinese athletes are welcome as they build a strong relationship between Liberia and China, pointing out that the people of China will remain supportive of Liberia’s development and help to strengthen the capacity of the Liberia National Wushu Association.It may be recalled that Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue pledged his government’s continued support to the Liberian National Wushu Association last year during the Wushu awareness competition held on the main campus of the University of Liberia in Monrovia.That program was organized by the LNWA in collaboration with the 4th UNMIL Chinese Police (FPU) and the Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia.At Saturday’s program, the Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia was one of the major actors during the martial arts performance as the students and their Chinese counterparts performed traditional dances to entertain the large crowd.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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Buick Creek inquest testimony wraps up

first_imgDespite that, there is evidence George may have fired a shot of his own.Two RCMP officers testified that they clearly heard a shot that sounded distinctly different from that of an M-16, the rifle the officers were using, after the initial shot fired by Cpl. Ryan Arnold.When asked, the other officers at the scene testified that they did not remember hearing the shot, but that everything happened so quickly it may have occured without them noticing.After George was found lying on the ground, Cpl. Brian Merriman picked up his rifle, dropped 6 feet away from him, and gave it to then-Corporal Milo Macdonald.Advertisement The coroner’s inquest into the death of Buick Creek resident Valeri George continued today with the last of the witnesses testifying.The jury heard how a friend was fearful of what George was capable of doing.- Advertisement -Lead investigator Sgt. Dave Chauhan testified that Jacob Rempel told him he believed if George was told where his wife and children were, he would have come over and shot all of them.George repeatedly told Rempel, one of the few people to communicate with him during the ordeal, that he would not speak to police unless his family was returned to him.Chauhan maintained that it would have been too dangerous to send anyone on to the property.However, in a conversation with another RCMP officer, Rempel said he did not beleive Mr. George would shoot at police.Advertisement When Macdonald opened the action of the gun, he found an empty shell casing.Cst. Matthew Shaw, who was observing close to George’s house, reported he had observed him cycle the action of the gun when he walked down the driveway earlier.There was no evidence given that he fired a shot at any other time.At the end of testimony, Coroner Rodrick Mackenzie gave Mr. George’s family the chance to ask any remaining questions they may have.The jury will begin deliberation tomorrow morning.Advertisementcenter_img They are expected to clarify the facts relating to Mr. George’s death, as well as make recommendations.last_img read more

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US Department of Justice not investigating Walter Stipa of Desarrollos

first_img Desarrollos needs more land for RitzCarlton development Recommended for you Gov’t not talking yet on Desarrollos debacle Related Items:desarollos, US department of justice, walter stipa PDM calling for Govt to say something on Desarrollos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Apr 2015 – The Department of Justice in the United States today confirmed that it is not investigating Walter Stipa, President and CEO of the Desarrollos Hotel Group but said they are aware of the civil case against Stipa and others for a $15 million dollar payment allegedly made to them by a confessed Ponzi schemer. The law suit is filed in a Connecticut Court and outlines that a transaction of $15 million was made with nothing apparently given in return. Stipa was in Providenciales in early April to sign an agreement with Government to begin construction in November on the Ritz Carlton resort hotel on Grace Bay. Government is still silent on whether or not that agreement is in peril. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more