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  • LLA Delegation Meets Several Liberians in Sweden

    first_imgMembers of the visiting Liberian delegation to Sweden posed with some resident Liberians there, shortly after the ceremony.The Liberia Land Authority delegation to Sweden has been holding discussions with authorities at Lantmäteriet and touring their facilities in Gavel and Norrtalji, a release has said. Lantmäteriet, is the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority.The visit is part of a knowledge-exchange tour covered under the inception phase of the five-year Capacity Building Project for inclusive Land Administration and Management in Liberia. According to the release, the implementation of the project is expected to begin in July 2019.The delegation also paid a courtesy call on a cross-section of Liberians who are members of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) in Stockholm.The LSA seeks to unite and foster peace, social integration and communal networking among Liberians and descendants of Liberians living in Sweden and Swedes who have lived in Liberia.At a well-attended Easter recreational program organized by LAS for Liberian children and some African nationals living in Sweden, the Land Use and Management Commissioner at the Liberia Land Authority, Ellen Pratt, commended the organizers of the program and encouraged them to remain peaceful and law abiding.She informed them about the land reform processes that have taken place in Liberia over the years and that plans are underway to fully implement the Land Rights Act of 2018, which gives communities the full bundle of rights over their lands.The President of the Liberian Association in Sweden, Mr. David Ford, told the LLA delegation that the primary mission of LSA is to uphold, preserve and educate Liberian descendants born in Sweden through social activities such as traditional Liberian events and identify with community members during difficult times.Mr. Ford also mentioned that the LSA leadership and community members are planning to launch a humanitarian initiative dubbed, “Let Liberians Living in Sweden Help Underprivileged Children in Liberia”.The fifteen-member delegation from the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are in Sweden upon the invitation of Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Bassett smothered by Marshall

    first_imgAfter a scoreless first half, the Eagles (18-4-2) got on the board in the 70th minute. Eagles defender Joshua Cuevas initially had a one-on-one opportunity in the 69th minute against Olympians defender Ludwin Puebla about 20 yards away from goal. After Cuevas beat Puebla on a fake, the Bassett defender had no choice but to knock the ball out of bounds about 15 yards from goal, which resulted in a throw-in. Cuevas then lobbed the ball to teammate Antonio Benitez, who directed a perfect pass to Eagles midfielder Chris Ferrer.The junior, who said he didn’t see the pass, rifled a five-foot shot past diving goalie Ricky Fabian for the game-winner. “Their attack was amazing, it was relentless,” Contreras said. “They kept on coming at us over and over. We tried to stop them for as long as we could but they scored.” PASADENA – It was in the 79th minute that a cold realization began to take shape on an otherwise sunny day in Pasadena. That’s when the Marshall High School boys soccer team scored its second goal of the day against a Bassett defense that previously surrendered only two goals through three postseason contests. Three minutes later, the final whistled sounded on a magical season as the host Eagles defeated Bassett 2-0 in the CIF-Southern Section Division V semifinals. “This is the best team we’ve played all year,” a somber Bassett coach Raul Contreras said. “I think (Marshall) is going to take it. I think they’re going to take the title.” center_img The goal led to a wild celebration on the Marshall sideline and the beginning of the end for Bassett (18-4-2). The Olympians’ last gasp came in the 78th minute when junior forward Jose Angel Lopez missed a free kick from about 20 yards. The Eagles took advantage of the Bassett miss and quickly established a counter-attack that led to their second goal. “We tried as best as we could to stop them, but it wasn’t enough,” said Fabian, who finished with a game-high eight saves. “We tried to score but couldn’t get anything.” The Olympians attempted only six shots on goal, and their two best opportunities fell short early in the second half. An Armando Cervantes header in the 44th minute and Richard Nava’s 10-footer in the 50th minute were denied by Eagles goalie Jonathan Gonzales. “We were just too nervous,” Contreras said. “Look at me, the game’s over and I’m still nervous. “But I’m still proud of the team. I think this is the farthest we’ve ever gone.” 160Want 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

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