IMF Boss to Meet with Legislature

first_imgThe Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, has reportedly expressed the desire to engage the Liberia National Legislature during her two-day visit here July 16 and 17.The IMF boss’ request was conveyed to the Senate last Thursday in a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.According to President Sirleaf, Ms Lagarde will use the opportunity of her visit “to gain a deeper understanding of Liberia’s post-Ebola challenges and discuss with key stakeholders, opportunities for partnership support to Liberia. She has expressed a particular desire to engage the Legislature.”President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that the IMF is a key international financial institution which includes Liberia’s membership that goes back to the 1960s. It serves as a key partner to Liberia by working through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Central Bank of Liberia. This support, President Sirleaf noted, is largely achieved through programs that provide balance of payment support to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).“I should also note that the IMF provided exceptional support to Liberia during the Ebola crisis. In view of this, I ask that you honor Ms Largarde’s request by convening a joint session of the 53rd Legislature to provide her the opportunity for this engagement. The interaction, the President suggested, could be scheduled for Friday, July 17, at an hour appropriate to the Legislature.The letter was turned over to the leadership of the Senate which is expected to advise plenary thereon today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dodgers to donate to cancer charity

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsJust like when they played at the Coliseum from 1958-61 when Dodger Stadium was under construction, there will be an approximately 40-foot screen in left field, trying to make it harder to hit home runs. The screen will bear the words, “ThinkCure.” The game was the result of a suggestion by Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles,that the Dodgers play at the Coliseum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their move to Los Angeles, McCourt said. The Dodgers had explored the possibility of playing an exhibition against the Yankees at the Coliseum in 1999, but the idea was dropped because it was not economically feasible and the removal of the track and addition of seats made the stadium even more unusable for baseball, then team-president Bob Graziano told the Los Angeles Times. “I heard this problem and that problem and I said, `It didn’t matter. We’re playing,’” McCourt said. The Dodgers will spend about $400,000 to convert the Coliseum into a baseball stadium, with the construction of dugouts, bullpens, fencing, a dirt infield and pitching mound, “but at the end of the day, we think it’s worth it.” “It’s going to be a great day and night here in L.A.,” McCourt said. “It will really commemorate the 50th anniversary in a very special way. Those that were here and had the pleasure of playing at the Coliseum, it will bring back fond memories for them and those that only heard about it will see what it was like and experience it themselves and all for a great cause.” The Los Angeles Dodgers will donate net proceeds from their March 29 exhibition game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to their recently formed cancer-fighting charity, ThinkCure, owner Frank McCourt announced today. Coliseum General Manager Patrick Lynch predicted a capacity crowd of 92,000 for the game against the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. The field likely will have the smallest dimensions for a game involving major league teams, with 192 feet to left field, 256 to the left field power alley, 200 to right field, 374 feet to center field and 352 feet to the right field power alley. “It will be the longest game in baseball history with everyone trying to hit home runs,” Coliseum Commission Vice President David Israel said at a Coliseum news conference to announce details for the game. The game will also mark a return to the Coliseum for new Dodger manager Joe Torre, who played eight games at the stadium as a rookie catcher for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961, going four for 32, with three of his hits coming off future Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. “You felt like you could reach out touch the screen with your hand” from home plate, Torre said. The left field screen was then 251 feet away. “It was quite a memory for me.” The short dimensions for the exhibition game makes Torre glad “he doesn’t have to do this for 162 games.” “You’d have to hire a psychiatrist to work on your pitchers if that’s going to be the case,” Torre said. “That’s pretty tough to deal with on a regular basis.” The Dodgers announced formation of ThinkCure in July, in partnership with the City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to the unusual configuration of the stadium, the Dodgers’ stay at the Coliseum was also remembered for the large crowds, topped by the largest crowd for a baseball game in American history — 93,103 for a May 7, 1959, exhibition game against the New York Yankees honoring catcher Roy Campanella, who was left paralyzed in an auto accident.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Amber Jewellery 15cm Fish Tail Banana Hair Clip Grip Slide Hair Accessory – Amber Jewellery 15cm Fish Tail Banana Hair Clip Amber Jewellery

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Erzähle die Geschichte Deiner Geocaching-Reise

first_imgVergiss nicht, Deine Geocaches online zu loggen.Ein Geocache besteht nicht nur aus einem Ort und einer Dose. Mit jedem Fund – oder Nichtfund – ist immer auch eine Geschichte verbunden. Diese Geschichten sind die Logeinträge, die Geocacher auf der Seite des Geocaches hinterlassen. Es gibt zahlreiche Gründe, aus denen Du bei den von Dir angegangenen Geocaches hochwertige Logs hinterlassen solltest, aber für den Anfang findest Du hier schon mal ein paar:Geocache-Owner lesen gern neue Logs. Sie helfen ihnen auch dabei festzustellen, wie es um ihren Geocache bestellt ist.Andere Geocacher suchen gern in früheren Logs nach Tipps und weiteren Informationen.DNF-Logs teilen anderen Geocachern mit, dass der Geocache möglicherweise doch etwas komplizierter als erwartet ist oder eine Wartung benötigt.Also zeige der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft, was es heißt, einen tollen Logeintrag zu verfassen: Teile auf der Geocaching-Seite auf Facebook den besten Logeintrag, den Du jemals gelesen (oder geschrieben) hast. SharePrint Related5 Tipps für die Planung Deines nächsten Urlaubs mit GeocachingMay 22, 2015In “Deutsch”Vier Tipps zum Verstecken von QualitätsgeocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Deutsch”Die Evolution der GeocachesNovember 19, 2019In “Deutsch” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

The Power in Clarity of Purpose

first_imgLast weekend I was reviewing my projects and tasks when I recognized how many of the projects and tasks had nothing to do with my goals now. I accumulated this list over the course of the last seven or eight years, and many of the tasks and projects are no longer relevant, and some of them belonged to issues that had been resolved over time. A good portion of them were things I am no longer interested in nor are they worth the investment of my time. Many of them are ideas and projects  I would love to work on, but I haven’t touched since they went on the list.Even though it is critical to capture everything you want or need to do in a place where you can track those projects, ideas, and tasks, not everything can be substantial enough to command your time and energy. Deciding to release myself from the obligation I had to what was no longer relevant, I exported the entire list to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (so I could be sure to have a record to review later) and pushed the delete button. All the tasks and projects disappeared, along with the power they held over me.I started over, typing in the major projects and outcomes that I genuinely care about and that are going to move me closer to my goals and aligned with my purpose. I added in the commitments I owe to other people, of which there were far fewer than I imagined. The list I deleted had 298 tasks, and the new list consists of 50 in 22 projects. About 15 of those tasks are routine maintenance, the things that I do every week, including things like emptying all my electronic inboxes and physical inboxes, and reviewing my lists and transferring the stuff I need to do into my analog sales planner.My project list and task lists are now much smaller. All the items on those lists are vital to me now. I liked a lot of ideas and potential projects that are on the list I deleted, and someday a few of them may resurface. What I have now is not a greater sense of control, but also a greater sense of clarity. Which brings us to the big idea.We collect a lot of projects and tasks and commitments. We make many more commitments than we realize, some which seem small and innocuous when we make them. Over time, the list of things that we have said yes to, and the list of things that someone else commits us to, without us recognizing how overcommitted we are. Each new project or tasks commands a tiny sliver of our remaining time, and energy, and focus. Even though we aren’t always conscious of each of those commitments, they each take a little bit of our psychic RAM, and they contribute to an overall sense of overwhelm.Starting with a clean sheet of paper provides a sense of clarity. It’s a chance to decide what is important to you, and an opportunity to release yourself from things that are no longer who you are—and no longer part of what you are here to do. If any of what is here resonates with you, I invite you to give yourself the gift of a do-over and write down what you want, what projects are critical to you, and what you should be doing with your limited time and energy to make the contribution you are here to make.After I deleted my task list, I wrote this post that I published on the blog yesterday: Being Overcommitted is a Sign of Being Uncommitted to Your Goals.last_img read more