President Sirleaf receives World Bank Country Director Henry Kerali and delegationPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday received in audience World Bank Group Country Director to Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, Henry G. Kerali at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, President Sirleaf welcomed Mr. Kerali to Liberia, and said her country is pleased to partner with the World Bank in pursuit of her government’s development agenda.Both sides reviewed and took stock of a number of critical areas such as the macroeconomic and fiscal situation; how to ensure sustainability in the bank’s program implementation during the transition period; the preparation of the budget support operation, including timeline; and make follow-up on the previous meetings and discussions regarding the emergency road maintenance works coupled with the SECRAMP project timeline.Mr. Kerali was accompanied by Ms. Larisa Leshchenko, World Bank Liberia Country Manager and Ivo Imparato, program leader, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone country management unit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
London: Manchester City kept Premier League leaders Liverpool in their sights on Saturday after battling back to beat Chelsea as Jose Mourinho ended Tottenham’s away-day woes in his first game in charge.Leicester saw off Brighton 2-0 to stay in second place, eight points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men, while struggling Arsenal needed a stoppage-time goal to draw 2-2 with lowly Southampton. Liverpool’s hard-fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace meant defending champions City went into their evening match against high-flying Chelsea 12 points behind the pacesetters.N’Golo Kante gave the visitors a deserved lead midway through the first half at the Etihad but City hit back with a deflected shot from Kevin De Bruyne and a trademark Riyad Mahrez strike to win 2-1.Pep Guardiola’s men were never entirely comfortable with a one-goal lead but their margin of victory could have been greater as Raheem Sterling found the bottom corner deep into stoppage time, only for VAR to rule the goal out for offside.City’s possession figure of 46.74 percent is the lowest recorded by a side managed by Pep Guardiola in any of his 381 top-flight matches in charge.”It was a top game against a top side,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Chelsea have been big quality for the past 20 years. When they went ahead in the best moments they had we scored through Kevin De Bruyne. Then we missed a lot of chances.”Guardiola sounded the alarm over all-time top-scorer Sergio Aguero, who limped off in the second half, saying he feared his injury could be “bad”. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballliverpoolmanchester cityPremier League First Published: November 24, 2019, 8:33 AM IST
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has hit out against the Premier League’s top players for their diving anticsThe Bluebirds will take on third-place Tottenham later today hoping to build on last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester City.Victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s side will move Cardiff six points above the relegation zone.But, for Warnock, top players getting away with diving in the area is becoming a growing concern with Spurs striker Harry Kane being booked for diving in their 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the weekend.Meanwhile, the manner in which Mohamed Salah won penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal over the past week has also raised eyebrows.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s so difficult to see diving, you can’t blame referees,” said Warnock, according to Evening Standard.“I say to my players about the top players ‘try not to breathe on them’.“I said that before the Manchester United game, if they get in the box ‘Don’t breathe on them at all’ because they’ll be down.“That’s how it is nowadays.”The Cardiff and Spurs match will begin at 18:30 (CET) today.