Nimba Youth Transforms Plastic Waste to Floor Tiles

first_imgSamples of Walee’s tiles made from plastic waste, on display in SanniquellieYoung entrepreneur exploring the answer to plastic wasteA young Liberian entrepreneur involved in transforming the waste plastic product into tiles has appealed to the general public for assistance to enable him effectively exercise his skill in his trade.Williamson S. Walee told the Daily Observer that he has the required skills to turn waste plastic products into floor tiles with any design one could think of.Williamson S Walee, the young entrepreneur“We are producing pavement out of waste plastic materials,” Young Walee said.As to how he acquired the skill, Walee said it was a Cameroonian who taught him. The Cameroonian (not named) is said to have visited Liberia last year as a guest of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Saniquellie, Nimba County.Some of the plastic waste materials used for producing the tiles“This idea is very strange in the country because it has taught us to remove waste plastics from the streets by keeping the environment clean,” Walee said.Showing samples of his self-made tiles, he said, “We just need support, because we are able to produce any quantity the public would want.”Walee-made tiles have been used in some residential homes in Sanniquellie, and are found to be durable, a resident said.Although he did not say exactly what kind of assistance he would want, Walee needs support that would empower him to create jobs and also clean the environment of waste plastic products.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wales 1-0 Belgium: Brilliant Bale blasts Dragons step closer to Euro 2016

first_imgGareth Bale was the savour of Wales again, as the Dragons clinched one of the biggest victories in their history to beat Belgium 1-0 and take a massive step towards Euro 2016 qualification.An unlikely victory hands them a three-point lead at the top of Group B with four games left to play, and also means they will be among the top seeds for next month’s World Cup draw in Russia.Manager Chris Coleman described it as the nation’s “biggest game for more than a decade”, against a side ranked second in the world which boasted both the Premier League and Bundesliga players of the year.But, apart from a threatening early spell, the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Benteke failed to click and the Red Devils struggled to really get going against the stubborn hosts.Chances came and went for Benteke, captain Hazard and Raja Nainggolan, who saw a low drive from 20 yards well saved by Wayne Hennessey, but the midfielder will be having nightmares about his dreadful defensive error which led to Bale’s strike, coming on the winger’s 50th Wales appearance.The Real Madrid star was played through by an attempted head back to the keeper, and displayed superb control to bring the ball down with his chest before coolly slotting through the legs of Chelsea glovesman Thibaut Courtois in the 25th minute, sparking wild celebrations at a bouncing Cardiff City Stadium.It was only the second goal the Red Devils have conceded in the whole of their qualifying campaign, and the hosts should have had another moments later.Courtios did well to get a glove to Aaron Ramsey’s initial shot from an angle, but striker Hal Robson-Kanu was guilty of a horrible miss on the follow up, sidefooting wide with the goal at his mercy.After the break, it was expected Belgium would look to spark a comeback, with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku joining Benteke up front to form an intimidating partnership, but instead they looked sluggish and rarely forced Hennessey into a telling save.The visitors were frustrated as they piled forward in the late stages, but Wales, who were encouraged by the earlier goal and grew in confidence as the game wore on, performed an admirable shut-out.Ashley Williams got a vital block in to divert Benteke’s header over the bar, while Nainggolan and De Bruyne whistled efforts just wide of Hennessey’s goal, but that was the closest they came.It was a heroic display from the dogged Dragons, with Bale’s 17th goal for his country sending Wales a huge step closer to their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. 1 Wales hero Gareth Bale last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen talks wit

first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen talks with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact As a result of the team’s poor performance and a 48-7 stomping at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, head coach Vince Tobin was fired seven games into the season.2003Record: 4-12Despite posting a better record than 2000, this is the season ESPN’s Bill Barnwell dawns as the worst in franchise history.Arizona finished last in the NFL in both scoring offense and scoring defense that season. Additionally, the Cardinals had a league-worst point differential of -227.The offensive struggles may have been a result of Plummer’s departure in the offseason. Though his stat line was never eye-popping, Plummer was a team leader for several years and consistently racked up significant yards. His replacement was Jeff Blake, who struggled to move the offense, throwing 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions with a completion percentage of 56.7.One of the only positives of this season was wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Boldin wowed during his first season in the NFL, accumulating 1,377 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, helping him win Offensive Rookie of the Year.Following the trends of Ryan and Tobin, head coach Dave McGinnis was fired after the dreary season. But one good thing did come out of this forgettable year: Arizona selected Larry Fitzgerald with the No. 3 pick in the subsequent NFL Draft. Top Stories 10 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In the second season as the “Arizona Cardinals,” the team struggled mightily on both sides of the ball. Arizona finished 27th of the league’s 30 teams (Texans and Ravens didn’t yet exist) in points per game with 17.2, and on defense, the Cardinals allowed a league-worst 26.4 points per game.Despite his success in previous years, Krieg struggled behind center. Starting all 16 games, Krieg threw 16 touchdowns and 21 interceptions while completing just over 58 percent of his passes. He didn’t return the following season.The dismal year also led to Ryan’s firing. Ryan never coached again in the NFL, but his sons, Rob and Rex, have coached all around the league.2000Record: 3-13This is saying a lot, but the 2000 season very well might be the worst in Arizona Cardinals history. Since relocating to the Phoenix area, the Cardinals have never won fewer games than they did in 2003.What stood out that year was the atrocious turnover margin. Arizona posted a league-worst takeaway-giveaway differential of -24. Much of this was a result of quarterback Jake Plummer throwing 21 interceptions and losing eight fumbles.Not only did the Cardinals lose a lot of games, they got blown out consistently. Arizona’s -233 point differential was the worst in franchise history and the second lowest in the league that year to, you guessed it, the Cleveland Browns.center_img Here’s a look at some of the worst years since the franchise moved to Arizona (in chronological order):Related LinksCardinals’ Coleman shares unique journey with deaf studentsCardinals’ Steve Wilks experiencing a learning curve in first year as HC1991Record: 4-12Since moving to the Valley, the Cardinals have finished the season with a 4-12 record five times. The 1991 season was among the most disheartening of those. Despite beginning the year 2-0, the then-Phoenix Cardinals struggled down the stretch, losing their last eight games.The main issue for the Cardinals that season was offense. Phoenix’s 196 points scored is the franchise’s lowest mark since the NFL increased the number of games in a season to 16. At quarterback, the snaps were split among Tom Tupa, Stan Gelbaugh and Chris Chandler, all of whom threw more interceptions than touchdowns.One of the few positives of the squad was then-rookie Aeneas Williams, who recorded six interceptions.The season was the beginning of the end for head coach Joe Bugel, who would coach two more seasons in the Valley before receiving the pink slip. In four years with the Cardinals, Bugel posted a 20-44 record.1995Record: 4-12Following an 8-8 season in Buddy Ryan’s first season at the helm and the signing of former Seahawks star quarterback Dave Krieg, expectations were somewhat high in 1995. That didn’t stop the Cardinals from being a laughingstock once again. 2018Record: 2-9The 2018-19 season isn’t even complete, but it has undoubtedly been one of the Cardinals’ worst seasons ever. Problems have stemmed on both sides of the ball, but perhaps the struggles on offense are the most notable.With five games left, the Cardinals are dead last in almost every major offensive statistic — scoring offense, total yards per game, passing yards per game and rushing yards per game.What’s been most disappointing for the Cardinals this year may be the use of David Johnson. Though an elite back, Johnson has been unable to find daylight this year due to offensive line struggles and so-so play calling that led to offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s firing. Through 11 games, Johnson has rushed for 692 yards and six touchdowns on 3.7 yards per carry.Sam Bradford was expected to lead the passing game, but needless to say, that didn’t go as planned. Rookie Josh Rosen is now the primary signal caller for the Cardinals, and his play has been up and down thus far.At 2-9, there’s a chance Arizona could eclipse the 2000 season as the worst record since moving to the Valley. This is Steve Wilks’ first year coaching the Cardinals, but if his squad doesn’t show signs of life soon, it could be his last. The year was 1988: St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill announced the relocation of his NFL franchise to Phoenix.Now 30 years since football arrived in the Valley, the franchise has certainly enjoyed its fair share of victories and accomplishments. But on the flipside, it has indisputably endured its low points. The 2018 season is no exception.With five games left in the regular season, the Cardinals sit at 2-9 and tied for last in the NFC. Record-wise, this is on track to be one of the worst seasons since the team moved to Arizona, but it isn’t without competition for that unwanted crown. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more