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first_imgPakistan beat West Indies for T20 series win DUBAI, UAE (CMC): West Indies suffered their second batting meltdown in the space of 48 hours as they slumped to a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday to meekly surrender the three-match series. Scores: Pakistan 160 for four off 20 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 46 not out, Khalid Latif 40, Shoaib Malik 37; Samuel Badree 1-24). West Indies 144 for nine off 20 overs (Sunil Narine 39, Andre Fletcher 29; Sohail Tanvir 3-13, Hasan Ali 3-49). Cuba clip Under-17s Jamaica Under-17 footballers were clipped 1-0 by Cuba in the semi-finals of the Caribbean Football Union’s championship on Friday in Trinidad and Tobago. Brian Savigne netted the game’s only goal in the 59th minute. The Cubans and Haiti will meet in the decider today. The Haitians turned back Curacao 3-1 in the other semi-final. Jamaica and Curacao will clash in a third-place play-off. All four semi-finalists, along with best third-place finisher Suriname, qualified for next year’s CONCACAF final round.last_img read more

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