Ellen Congratulates Portugal on Observance of National Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Portuguese Republic on the occasion of that country’s National Day.In her message to Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, President Sirleaf extended warmest felicitation on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in her own name. She acknowledged that the day is in remembrance of the anniversary of the death of the National Literary Icon Luis de Camôes 1580. She noted that as the people of Portugal celebrate this joyous occasion, the ties of friendship and cooperation existing between the two nations and Peoples will be further enhanced to their mutual benefits.President Sirleaf added that as a result of Portugal’s support, including those of other members of the International Community, Liberia was on May 9, Liberia declared free from the Ebola Virus transmission. She observed that the end of Ebola in Liberia has ultimately created an enabling environment for the re-launching of the country’s reconstruction efforts.She then wished for President Cavaco Silva good health and for the people of the Portuguese Republic, a happy festive season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City’s season is ‘not a disaster’

first_img Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reiterated his side’s disappointing season is ‘not a disaster.’The current Premier League champions have waned in recent months as the defence of their title has floundered, epitomised by their defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday.The loss left them nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea after a fourth successive away reverse, but Pellegrini remains in positive spirits despite the malaise.“We hope we continue keeping the good things we are doing because we are not a disaster, we’re not a mess. We are doing a lot of things well,” said the Chilean.“We must improve because we are not having the results we need but never in my way of thinking are we happy with a draw.”City head into this weekend’s Manchester derby boasting a phenomenal recent record over United having won the last four encounters, including a 1-0 victory in November.Another win on Sunday would set a new record for successive victories over their arch rivals, and Pellegrini is determined to establish an attacking approach.“Never is a draw a good result. I understand we are not having the results that we need playing away – 2015 is not a good year for us – but before that we were the best team playing away,” said the 61-year-old.City’s poor form has raised questions about Pellegrini’s future beyond the end of the season, but the Chilean has refused to be concerned by any rumours.He said: “I feel everyone supports me at the club, the players. I think the players are happy in the way we work and the way we play.“I don’t see any problems inside the club but you never know what will happen in August and at the end of the season.”Club captain Vincent Kompany is doubtful for Sunday’s match at Old Trafford after picking up a hamstring injury in Monday’s defeat, whilst strikers Wilfried Bony and Stevan Jovetic are definitely ruled out. 1last_img read more