Modern Health Facilities Dedicated in Todee

first_imgNyei addressing reporters at the end of the program.A Liberian construction company, Shariam Group, has dedicated over six units of modern health facilities in Todee, Lower Montserrado County. The facilities, which were dedicated by the group, is part of the Todee Health Center under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Sheik Musa A. Nyei, chief executive officer (CEO) and director of the Shariam Group, said that the facilities include a modern laundry room with modern equipment, a giant size water tower and kitchen.The cost of the construction, according to Nyei, is valued at US$50,000.He said the work was implemented by Liberian engineers, adding that the MoH in collaboration with UNICEF hired the company to construct the modern facilities.Nyei, a young Liberian engineer who is also a businessman working with a financial savings club, believes that for the country to rapidly develop, the concept of saving money must be taken into serious consideration as a recipe for national development.The officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Todee Health Center, Philip Gonpu, expressed great satisfaction with the level of work the company has done in constructing the facility.He stressed that it is important for such a project to be carried out in the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia so as to build and provide a good health delivery service for the people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Berbice businessman’s murder trial opens

first_imgThe trial of the accused in the murder of a Hampshire, Corentyne, East Berbice businessman who was killed during a robbery opened on Wednesday in the Berbice Assizes.Devendra Deodat, also called ‘Dave,’ 34, of Lot 72 Hampshire Squatting Area, Corentyne, was shot to his chest, chopped to his neck and hands, and had one of his fingers severed during the attack at his home. His father-in-law Rafeek Abdul, called ‘King,’ 57, of Lot 63 Williamsburg, Corentyne, was shot twice to his shoulder; and Deodat’s wife, Shaneeza, was chopped to the head during the robbery.Ramnarine Jagmohan is accused of killing the businessman on October 9, 2013.When the trial opened before Justice Brassington Reynolds in the Berbice High Court, the accused pleaded not guilty before a mixed jury.Attorney-at-law Mondel Moore is representing the State, while Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan is representing the defendant.On Wednesday the State called two witnesses.Detective Constable Beharry Jaigopaul, who witnessed the post mortem, told the court that the cause of death was given as shock and haemorrhage due to gunshot injuries and multiple gunshot wounds.He said the Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Bridgemohan, handed over to him seven small metal balls which were removed from Deodat’s body.Under cross-examination by Sohan, Jaigopaul said he could not say what happened to the metal balls. He also said he was unaware whether any ballistics tests had been carried out.The accused and his younger brother, Neshan Jagmohan, were charged with the murder of Deodat. However, on June 21, 2017, Neshan Jagmohan was killed in a brawl at the New Amsterdam Prison. The trial continues on Monday.last_img read more

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Men found guilty of smuggling £512M worth cocaine into Scotland

first_imgBritain’s biggest drug bust– CANU, GPF praised by British High CommissionerThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Police Force have come in for much praise from the British High Commissioner to Guyana, for what they did in the successful investigation into the United Kingdom’s biggest cocaine drug bust.In a statement to the press on Monday, High Commissioner Greg Quinn said: “Her Majesty’s Government and the UK National Crime Agency are extremely grateful for the support and assistance provided by the Guyana Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Guyana Police Force during the investigation. We are also grateful to those witnesses from Guyana who were willing and able to give evidence during the trial. Our cooperation has resulted in a significant drug interdiction and the conviction of those involved in this crime. We look forward to continued cooperation in the coming months and years.”According to the Daily Record, the captain and second in command of a Turkish boat carrying a record £512 million worth cocaine have been convicted of an international drug smuggling operation.Mumin Sahin, 47, and Emin Ozmen, 50, were busted after the MV Hamal was stopped 100 miles east of the Aberdeenshire coast in April last year.A massive 3.2 tonnes of high purity cocaine was discovered hidden in a ballast tank at the front of the ship.The pair now faces lengthy jail terms after being found guilty following a 12-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday.?They were convicted of smuggling cocaine on the MV Hamal, as well as a separate charge of being concerned in the supply of the drug.?Kayacan Dalgakirin, 54, Mustafa Guven, 48, Umit Colakel, 29, and Ibrahim Dag, 48, were cleared of the allegations after the jury returned not proven verdicts.Judge Lord Kinclaven remanded first offenders Sahin and Ozmen in custody until sentencing next month. The smuggling was said to have occurred between February and April last year.?Prosecutors stated that the boat travelled from Istanbul via Tenerife to South America then on to the North Sea.The bust happened after the MV Hamal was halted in international waters and brought back to Aberdeen Harbour. French customs had earlier tipped-off that drugs were on board.The vessel was intercepted by the Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset and Border Force officials.Colakel was third captain with Dalgakirin and Dag engineers while Guven was a seaman.A National Crime Agency officer told the trial how he and his colleagues formed a human chain to painstakingly unload 129 bales of cocaine from the tug.Alistair Gow recalled the haul being so big, it took two days to remove. This involved a specialist “deep rummage” team being deployed.?A crane was required at the quayside to then move the bales off the ship.?In an unusual move – and amid tight security – the drugs were brought to court for the jury to see. The purity of the cocaine ranged from between 58 and 74 per cent.Police drugs expert Jurgen Wahla revealed that the haul had a potential UK street value of £512 million. This would happen if the cocaine was adulterated to around 15 per cent pure and sold in one gram deals.Wahla added: “It is a massive importation – unprecedented in what I’ve seen in my years of experience.”The expert was also asked about the “recognised trade routes” of shipping cocaine from where it is grown. He told the jury: “It is now south of Venezuala and Guyana because of a lot of enforcement activity by the USA patrolling the coast: “Enforcement crackdowns – particularly in Columbia – and increased US enforcement have escalated the value of countries such as Guyana in the global drugs market.”Mustafa Guven, the father of three, gave evidence during the trial. He recalled how he ended up on the Hamal after answering a job advert he spotted at a bus stop back in Turkey.Guven had no previous experience of being employed on a boat – but said he was told during the call it was “not important”.Via an interpreter, he told the jury, “I thought it would be fantastic to work on the sea.” He said there had been an “agreement” that the voyage would last six months, but, at first, he did not know where the ship was going.Guven recalled the boat ending up in a number of locations including Greece, Tenerife and Guyana.In her closing speech, prosecutor Ashley Edwards told the jury those guilty “played a part in concealing the drugs and allowing them to be transported.”last_img read more

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Guyana’s risk profile elevated as economy sinks deeper into decline – Jagdeo

first_imgAmid concerns that Guyana is still experiencing difficulties when it comes to foreign money transactions, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said that this situation could worsen as many international banks would not want to do business with Guyana for several new reasons.While de-risking has been one of the major challenges, Jagdeo said that Guyana’s financial risk profile would be further elevated because of two recent occurrences locally. One has to do with the United States Government in its drug report for 2018 now identifying Government corruption as a primary source of money laundering and two, the borrowing policy of the new Administration.“That was not there in 2017. They inserted the word Government corruption. Before that it was drug trafficking and money laundering. That pushed up our risk profile in the international banking environment and, therefore, if it was bad, it gets worse,” Jagdeo said, referring to the US report.The Opposition Leader continued, “Countries look at sustainable management from an economic perspective, both at a micro level and in the banking institutions at the macro level. Because if you have macro problems, it could lead to balance of payment difficulties, exchange rates moving that will put their money and correspondent banking relationship at a risk.”The former President wasted no chance to criticise the Government, therefore, for its plans to borrow US$900 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Jagdeo said based on the admission of the Finance Minister Winston Jordan that US$100 million has been borrowed to date since the coalition took office, when that amount is added to the US$900 million, it adds up to US$1 billion and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) borrowing of US$150 million totals US$1.15 billion.“Those three elements alone will be more than the entire stock of external outstanding debt of Guyana in 2015 when we left office. So they would have in three to four short years borrowed as much as we left the 23 years in office,” Jagdeo asserted.But Jordan has claimed that between 1964 and 1992, the People’s National Congress (PNC) Government borrowed less than the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).Jordan said that approximately US$2 billion was borrowed in the 28 years under the PNC, while in the 23 years of PPP/C rule, US$2.6 billion was borrowed. But in fact-checking this information, Jagdeo, a trained economist, said if the PNC left US$2 billion and added US$2.6 billion of PPP/C borrowing that would be US$4.6 billion, but in reality it was US$1.1 billion.He said, “What it meant is in spite of the fact that we borrowed $2.6 billion, we paid off US$3.5 billion in debt in our period…I am putting this simply because, of course, some of this is interest and principal payments so it’s a bit more complex than. But I’m just aggregating numbers so you can have a clear picture.”De-riskingResponding to comments made about the de-risking situation faced by Guyana and other countries in the Region, Jagdeo noted that large institutions have been giving up correspondent relationships with many banks in small countries, out of fear that they may be sanctioned or they may have to face this penalty.He explained that in some instances, the rewards were not great enough and Guyana has been actively fighting this at the regional level. He explained the main reason for doing this is because this policy could take the country back into the ‘financial stone age’ and create more issues for locals.The Opposition Leader explained that financial intermediation and a healthy financial system were critical to the well-being of any economy. But given Minister Jordan’s recent statements, he feels that the Minister and by extension, the Government does not see de-risking as a priority. “So, Jordan is not so concerned and deeply involved,” Jagdeo said in response to Jordan’s limited knowledge about which of the local banks were being affected by the correspondent banks in the Region and further afield.He argued, “The Minister should know this. First of all, he doesn’t know what’s going on with our banks and then the only impact that he could recognise is because he had to put through for himself and it cost him plenty. Rather than being concerned that this could affect every citizen of this country.”Jordan said Guyana has requested the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fight de-risking, consistent with the Financial Stability Board’s four-point plan.The Finance Minister said that this plan includes a further examination of the issue, clarification of regulatory expectations, capacity-building jurisdictions where respondent banks are affected, and the strengthening of tools for correspondent banks to perform due diligence checks.He said that implementing this plan would require cooperation with both international banks and regulators.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA APPOINT FORMER KILCAR STAR BARRY DOHERTY AS SENIOR MANAGER

first_imgBarry Doherty has been appointed the new Na Rossa Senior team manger.Barry Doherty was ratified as the new senior team manager for the 2016 season with his backroom team to be confirmed. A team meeting will take place this Saturday 5th December at 8pm in Halla Naomh Bhride for all members of the senior squad. The clubs committee would like to thank Barry and wish him all the best for the new season.Also congratulations to Damien Devenney as he was confirmed as the new Sean MacCumhaills senior team manager last weekend. Good luck Damien.Well done to Arianna Bonner, Nicola McDyre & Ellie Macdonald as they were awarded with senior team medals as part of the Naomh Conaill ladies team in the Glenties clubs recent dinner dance.The committee members would like to wish Jamie McCahill a speedy recovery after he suffered a sickening accident recently in London.The club would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Cornelius Duffy who sadly passed away last weekend.Training for the under 6/8’s will take place this Friday night in the hall starting at 7.30 and will finish at 8.30.The club lotto draw took place last Monday night in the hall. The numbers drawn were 3,9,20 & 28. The jackpot of €9000 survives for another week. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 May Boyle, Dooey and John Boyle Dooey.November’s club 50 draw also took place on the night. Well done to Donal Trimble €300, Donal Brennan €100 and Aidan Bonner €50.County convention delegates note that this years meeting will take place in the Mount Errigal on Sunday 13th December. GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA APPOINT FORMER KILCAR STAR BARRY DOHERTY AS SENIOR MANAGER was last modified: December 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

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A TALE OF TWO WEATHERS – FROM FLOODS TO SUNSHINE

first_imgPic by Patrick McGinley for donegaldaily.comTHEY often say you can have four seasons in one day in Donegal.And on Friday we certainly got extremes.Top is a picture from Patrick McGinley showing the floods in Glencar, Letterkenny, around 6pm. Below is a picture from John Carr in Ballyare four hours later.A TALE OF TWO WEATHERS – FROM FLOODS TO SUNSHINE was last modified: July 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:A TALE OF TWO WEATHERS – FROM FLOODS TO SUNSHINElast_img read more

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Madagascar set for another AFCON milestone against Congo

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019DR CongoMadagascartop Madagascar defeated Nigeria 2-0 in their last group game.AFCON 2019Madagascar vs DR CongoAlexandria Stadium, Alexandria Sunday, 07-07-2019 @7pmAFCON debutants Madagascar will lock horns with DR Congo in the African Cup of Nations round of 16 contest in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday evening.The tournament newcomers made it to the knockout phase in dramatic fashion as they finished top of group B in their first ever appearance at the competition.They beat three time winners Nigeria 2-0 in their previous game as they registered another success at the continental showpiece.Their opponents, DR Congo are ahead by 59 places in the FIFA rankings but only scraped through Group A in third place, courtesy of a 4-0 victory over Zimbabwe.The Leopards are making their 18th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations and are 1968 and 1974 winners.Madagascar could become the first team to go unbeaten in their first four AFCON games since Libya in thr 1982 edition.The two time winners have won four of their past 10 games at the competition (D2 L4), after winning two of the previous 22 ( D11 L9).This is the fifth meeting between the two sides, DR. Congo have won three of the last four games and the Barea have only registered one win. They last faced off in June, 2016 with Congo winning 6-1.Nicolas Dupuis’ side will look up to Charles Andrimahitsinoro who has been involved in three of Madagascar’s five goals ( 2 goals and 1 assist). Experienced winger Lalaina Nomenjanahary is also expected to cause problems to the Congolese defence in wide areas.Florent Ibenge will rely on Marcel Tisserand, Jonathan Bolinga and Cedric Bakambu for inspiration.The other game on Sunday-Algeria vs GuineaSaturday’s results-Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon-Egypt 0-1 South AfricaComments last_img read more

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World Press Freedom Day 2015 seminar – Let journalism thrive!

first_imgPress statement30 April 2015The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, in Johannesburg, in celebration of the ideals of World Press Freedom Day.Guided by the United Nations international theme for 2015, the seminar will be themed “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. It will bring together government departments and entities, media practitioners and students, academia and civil society organisations to commemorate the day, with a focus on the “State of Media Freedom in South Africa”.Given the importance of World Press Freedom Day to underpinning the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, the MDDA invites all South Africans to remember this Day on 3 May. Proclaimed in December 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, the Day is marked internationally as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to the many courageous journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.Established by an Act of Parliament in 2002, the MDDA gives meaning and effect to the principles of press freedom through its commitment to a free and diverse media, with access to all. The MDDA promotes such development in the South African media throughout the country, by building an environment where a diverse, vibrant and creative media flourishes and reflects the needs of all South Africans. Specific objectives of the MDDA Act include encouraging ownership and control of and access to media by historically disadvantaged communities, as well as by the historically diminished indigenous language and cultural groups. In addition, the MDDA seeks to raise public awareness with regard to media development and diversity and encourages research regarding these crucial issues.The Seminar will be held on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, ground floor, 1 Richmond Forum, Cedar Street, Richmond, Johannesburg, and runs from 09h00 to 16h00.The seminar programme is available on the MDDA website.Further information can be obtained from Ms Khanyisa Mahlawule, MDDA, on khanyisa@mdda.org.za or 011 643 1100.Issued by:MDDA: 011 643 1100MDDA Communicationslast_img read more

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The One Right Answer

first_imgThere isn’t one right answer. There are many paths that lead from target to close (or any other outcome you are seeking).If your client is already dissatisfied one path might be to help them better understand their needs. But maybe when you find your dream client they’re not dissatisfied and the path will include helping them to become dissatisfied. Two paths, either of which may lead you to an opportunity.If your prospective client shared an objection (or more precisely, a concern), one answer might be to help them understand that their concern can very easily be resolved. But another choice would be to ask a question, like “What would you need to see in order for this concern to be resolved to your satisfaction?” Either one of these paths may work. Either may be the right answer. But another answer might be to simply ask the question, “Is this a show stopper?” Sometimes what sounds like an objection might be conversation.If your prospective client asks you to discount your price, you may think that the only right answer is to offer a discount. That is a choice (even if I don’t like it). It may lead to a deal (albeit a less profitable deal and one that may jeopardize your results later). Another answer that might get you to a deal is to push back and justify your price, providing your prospective client with the confidence that they actually need to make the investment that you are recommending. Believe it or not, this answer is just as likely to lead you to a deal as discounting, oftentimes more likely. Some people want the truth, and they are willing to pay for it.Selling, like all human endeavors, is full of all kinds of variables because we’re dealing with human beings. We’re dealing with different personalities, different biases, personal preferences, inside politics, a bundle of emotions and feelings, and sometimes, a lot of baggage.What makes some salespeople more successful than others is their ability to quickly figure out which answer it the right answer. Not the right answer for every situation, but the right answer for this particular situation, at this particular time, with this particular client, and these particular facts and circumstances.The masters in every endeavor master the fundamentals; they can see the patterns. They can sense the right answer before they even recognize they’ve done so. They can feel it in their fingertips. This allows them to make the right choice at the moment of truth. But they don’t believe they have the one right answer.QuestionsHow do you approach sales opportunities? Do you always start with a certain premise, a thesis, a set of assumptions?What would you need to do be more in tune with the choices available to you and become more flexible in your approach?How do you unhook from the idea that there is one right answer? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- CSK win by 21 runs

first_imgChennai opener Michael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as the hosts beat Bangalore by 21 runs in their IPL match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Saturday. Score | PhotosChasing a mammoth 184, Bangalore could only manage to score are 162/7 in their allotted 20 overs.Chennai batsmen got their act right and it was time for their bowlers to showcase their prowess and they did that with lan. Chennai’s South African import Ablie Morkel scalped Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan on the second ball of the innings to reduce them to 1/1.One wicket in one over and the equation went on. In the second over, new man Asad Pathan fell was bowled by Kiwi paceman Tim Southee and Bangalore were down to 17/2. Another wicket, but this time it came in the fifth over. Opener Mayank Agarwal departed with caught Albie Morkel, bowled R Ashwin on 7 written against his name. And Bangalore fell to 31/3.But Bangalore team management knew till the time Virat Kohli and De Villiers were in the middle, things might just fall in place for them. But, Shadab Jakati shattered their hopes by breaking their 42-run stand in the 11th over.Jakati had been targeting Kohli for long. When Jakati saw him charge down the track, he bowled full outside the off and a top edge from Kohli was pouched by Srikkanth Anirudha at long-on. He fell for 35 and Bangalore fell to 73/4.However, De Villiers continued to bat even as wickets kept falling at the other end. Soon Bangalore were down to 127/6 and the required rate had climbed to 18.66.advertisementFinally, he departed in the 19th over off Albie Morkel’s ball and that ended all hopes for Bangalore, who went down by 21 runs.Chennai inningsMichael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as Chennai posted 183/5 against Bangalore.Earlier, Chennai skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat and his openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay got off to a flyer. The two charged away at the opposition bowlers. They were even assisted by some sloppy fielding. Mohammad Kaif dropped Hussey off Johan van der Wath in the fifth over.But Ryan Ninan managed to apply breaks on their charge scalping Vijay in the 7th over. Vijay hit Ninan for a six and then went for a repeat, but ended up giving a catch to Zaheer Khan in the deep. he fell for 31 after helping his team to 51/6.Then new man Suresh Raina and opener Michael Hussey put 45 runs for the second wicket before Ninan struck again to scalp Raina in the 11th over when he was batting on on 29 and the team total was 96.Soon the run rate shot up with Hussey and skipper MS Dhoni at the crease. The run rate was just shy off 10 an over. Still Bangalore bowlers tried to have their way and finally Zaheer Khan succeeded. Dhoni hit him for a six in the 17th over and then went for another similar shot, instead gave a top edge to keeper AB de Villiers on 147/3. He scored 22. Strangely, all three batsmen hit six and then got out on thevery next ball.However, Hussey proved to be lucky as he got to lives in the 18th over off Johan van der Wath, when Asad Pathan and Mayank Agarwal dropped him in the space of two balls.Hussey carried his bat through score an unbeaten 83 as Chennai scored a fine 183/5 in 20 overs.last_img read more

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