first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is set to increase its workforce to more than 4,000 Liberians by 2016, Mr. Stephen Binda, head of GVL’s local communications, told journalists yesterday at a local restaurant in Monrovia.“Presently we have employed 3,501 Liberians and that figure will increase to over 4,000 by 2016,” Binda said, and explained that GVL is set to complete a mill that will produce palm oil products in Tarjuowon, Sinoe County.Liberians who resided in the company’s areas of operation can rest assured that their interests are paramount to GVL, Binda said adding that the company wants to accelerate the economic progress of Liberians who are employed with GVL. He told several editors at the meeting that GVL has invested over US$1.5billion in its operations and therefore accurate information could lead to more investments in Liberia.Binda pointed out that since GVL began operations in Sinoe County, several developments, including the opening of a Total Gas Station and two local banks, have taken place in the county.“This has come about because GVL has created trust in the people and the over three thousand employees now have encouraged other essential businesses to operate in Sinoe,” he said. He appealed to the local media to work along with GVL to provide balanced information to the Liberian government, its employees, Liberians and its corporate partners. Binda said the success of GVL is basically linked with that of Liberia, “because when many thousands of Liberians are employed, they can have a better future for themselves and their families and Liberia will be better off.”  He said GVL is committed to ensure the rights of all Liberian citizens in its areas of operation and will respect local, national, and ratified international laws and assured Liberians that the company will provide equal opportunities for all Liberian employees and workers, and embrace diversity regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation or union membership.  Binda concluded that GVL will recognize communities who engage the company to develop their land and they will receive priority of initial opportunities in line with GVL’s internal Human Resource Policy.  The meeting was attended by Mr. Virgil Magee, GVL’s head of Communications. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAS Roma celebrated Francesco Totti’s final game after 25 seasons at the club by beating Genoa 3-2 to clinch second place in Serie A on Sunday after 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri had given the visitors a shock lead.One-club man Totti, 40, came on in the 54th minute for his 786th appearance, and his 619th in Serie A, in what had been dubbed “Totti Day” by Italian media.Diego Perotti grabbed a 90th-minute winner for Roma as they finished one point ahead of Napoli whose 4-2 win at Sampdoria on the final day of the season was in vain.The win means that Roma qualify directly for next year’s Champions League group stage while Napoli’s third place sends them into the final qualifying round — where Italian teams have lost in six of the previous eight seasons.Roma finished on 87 points, four behind Juventus who finished their campaign with a 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.At the bottom, Empoli became the third and final team to go down when they lost 2-1 at already-relegated Palermo and were overhauled by Serie A debutants Crotone who beat Lazio 3-1, helped by two goals from Andrea Nalini.Seventh-placed Inter Milan finished an otherwise unhappy season in style, beating Udinese 5-2, while Gregoire Defrel scored a hat-trick for Sassuolo but still ended up on the losing side in a 5-3 defeat at Torino.Totti confirmed on Thursday that the Genoa match would be his last for Roma, who did not offer him a new contract, but hinted he could continue his career elsewhere.advertisement”There are people who are not normal. There are careers that are not normal. I saw a banner that said the real battle against modern football is to wear the same jersey for 25 years,” said Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who himself has been at the club since 2001-02.Roma were quickly in trouble as Pellegri sprinted clear of their defence and fired past Wojciech Szczesny in the third minute to become the first player born in 2001 to score a Serie A goal.Edin Dzeko levelled seven minutes later with his 29th goal of the season, finishing as Serie A top scorer, and Roma missed a succession of chances before halftime.The fact that there was so much at stake for Roma added some real drama to an already highly-charged, emotional occasion and coach Luciano Spalletti, who has restricted Totti’s playing time this season, duly brought on the talisman in the second half.Totti created two good chances before Dzeko got behind the Genoa defence and pulled back the ball for De Rossi to slam home in the 74th minute.But Genoa had not read the script and five minutes later Diego Laxalt floated over a cross which Szczesny missed and Darko Lazovic headed the equaliser at the far post.Lazovic hit the post on another Genoa counter but, just as it seemed that Genoa were about to wreck the party, substitute Perotti popped up to fire in his late winner.Lorenzo Insigne provided the highlight of Napoli’s win when he broke down the left and sent a dipping shot over Christian Puggioni from a seemingly impossible angle just before halftime to put them 2-0 up after Dries Mertens had opened the scoring.Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon were on target in the second half for Napoli, the league’s highest scorers with 94 goals, while Fabio Quagliarella and Ricardo Alvarez replied for Samp.last_img read more

first_imgPremier League Zidane will have no problem finding a Premier League club – Pires Matt Dorman 03:09 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zinedine Zidane Getty Images Premier League Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Primera División A former France international team-mate of the ex-Real Madrid manager has encouraged a man now out of work to consider a role in English football Zinedine Zidane made the right decision to leave Real Madrid and will continue to flourish as a coach, according to former team-mate Robert Pires.Zidane dropped a bombshell by quitting the Santiago Bernabeu just five days after leading Madrid to a third successive Champions League title.The 1998 World Cup winner was immediately linked with the France post, but French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet said Didier Deschamps would remain in charge until at least 2020. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now That could spark a scramble for his services, with Pires proposing the Premier League as a completely new test for “one of the best” in world football.”I think for him it’s good news he left Real Madrid. He loves a new challenge,” the ex-Arsenal man told Sky Sports.”He’s competitive and I think he can find a good solution, and he can find a new [type of] football, because you know the Premier League and LaLiga is not the same football.”If he wants to try the Premier League he will find a new club, no problem for him.”Along with a trio of Champions League crowns, Zidane also guided Los Blancos to two UEFA Super Cups, back-to-back Club World Cup successes and the 2016-17 Liga title. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more