NOCAL STEPS UP EBOLA FIGHT, Provides Quarter-million US Dollars

first_imgThe National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has stepped up its support towards efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. The company has now contributed more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash and essential health materials since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia more than six months ago. The Public Engagement Manager of NOCAL, Mr. Jonathan Sogbie,  made the disclosure when the company presented a consignment of assorted food items and clothing to the Ebola Treatment Unit-2 at ELWA and residents of district #6 affected by Ebola. The company also presented similar items to the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital’s Ebola Treatment Unit. The NOCAL official said the latest contributions are part of the company’s efforts to identify with Liberians during the public health emergency the country is experiencing. “We all need to join the government in eradicating this disease from Liberia,” he urged.On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of NOCAL, Mr. Sogbie praised the personal sacrifices health personnel continue to make in helping to save lives. He admonished all Liberians and others residing within the country to adhere to health tips issued by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare to help contain the virus.Mr. Sogbie gave the assurance that NOCAL will continue to support government’s efforts aimed at containing the spread of the virus.The head of the ELWA treatment Unit, Dr. Jerry Brown, welcomed the donation by NOCAL and appealed for more medication to help treat patients. He admonished Liberians to continue to support and respect health workers as they perform their duties.Dr. Brown said the fight against Ebola will only succeed if Liberians follow health safety measures and demonstrate appreciation towards health workers. He recalled an incident when a doctor working at the Emergency Treatment Unit was evicted from his residence by a landlord for fear that the doctor may infect other tenants. Such behavior, Dr. Brown, cautioned, does not help the fight against Ebola.Montserrado County Representative, Edwin M. Snowe, also commended NOCAL for supporting efforts of the District Task Force in caring for residents quarantined in their homes.The latest presentation by NOCAL brings the oil company’s total contribution towards the Ebola fight to US$291,500.Two weeks ago, NOCAL presented a check for US$ 150,000 towards the Ebola Trust Fund.  The company recently presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, worth over US $84,000. NOCAL also contributed US$27,500 to help airlift a consignment of essential medical supplies being brought into the country by Chevron-Liberia, Ltd., and its international partner, International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC).  The National Task Force has since taken delivery of the items worth more than US $240,000.Recently, NOCAL presented several materials to a local Non-Governmental Organization, ‘Feed the Future’, in its effort to tackle the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt plugs $117M into ‘business incubator’ for Berbice

first_imgWith the aim of nurturing micro and small businesses, Government has injected some $117.4 million towards the construction of a business incubator centre at Belvedere Industrial Estate in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday disclosed that Cabinet has approved the award of the contract to Memorex Enterprises for works on the project to commence.He explained that the business incubator is aimed at helping small businesses to start up their operations for the first three years so that they can be sustained afterwards.“The key elements of the incubator are the provision of an environment where businesses can start their work quickly and can expand their operations rapidly. It supports the work of small businesses and provides for them to survive the incubation period of their businesses,” the Minister said.Among the facilities that will be offered by this centre to budding entrepreneurs are: room space, equipment and services such as training, marketing, consulting, organisation and management as well as legal, financial and other advisory services.“Many small businesses, by their very nature, fail – some succeed and some fail. So what we are doing, we are giving them a prop in that first three years…because that is usually the critical period that you identify in start-up for business. So what this incubator is doing, it is taking away some of the responsibilities which a small person starting up a business will have – the research, marketing and all these services, so that it guarantees you a better opportunity of succeeding,” he added.This project falls under the purview of the Business Ministry, which has done extensive research on the need for such a facility. Similar facilities are expected to be constructed across the country.In his Budget 2018 presentation on Monday last, Finance Minister Winston Jordan disclosed that some $350 million has been allocated for the completion of works on the Lethem Industrial Estate and the Belvedere Industrial Estate in 2018. These facilities, he added, are expected to have a combined capacity of about 250 to facilitate value-added production, while benefiting from economies of scale.Jordan went on to say that support to micro and small businesses would continue next year through the creation of additional business incubators and accelerators, in Regions Five and Nine, at a cost of $36 million.“These structures will foster the growth of businesses by facilitating the provision of support services, such as business registration, documentation, and capacity building. Further, through the establishment of business registration hubs, like the one opened in Lethem (Region Nine) this year, and the upcoming one in Mahdia (Region Eight), we will continue to improve the ease of doing business. In 2018, four other business registration hubs will be established in Regions One, Five, Six and 10,” the Finance Minister further stated.last_img read more

Students raise $30,000 for El Salvador trip

first_imgThe North Peace Secondary School is 30 thousand dollars closer to going to El Salvador this summer.The money was raised through the Esperanza Dinner and Dance on Saturday. Money was collected through ticket sales, a live auction including an auction for some of the student’s services like yard work, as well as a silent auction.Spokesperson Ashley Beerling says the past week has been full of surprises.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=914|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f4751061315f6d03315cda58596f436d-Ashley Beerling 1_1_Pub.mp3] Over 52 students in two groups will be traveling to El Salvador to help build a school.She says the entire fundraising efforts have been successful.Advertisement [asset|aid=915|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e7621692eed24c2fb05a556479e10e5b-Ashley Beerling 2_1_Pub.mp3] Beerling hopes the two groups can finish building the school before they return home.last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of Oct. 2

first_imgDate Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 – Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 Fire Prevention Week– Community Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 06.00 PM Rocky Mountain Rangers Harvest Turkey Dinner and Family DanceLegion Dance Here is a list of community events taking place in Fort St. John.  This list has been created by the Visitor Information Centrecenter_img Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 07.00 PM Sarah Hagen “Pro’ject Sound”North Peace Cultural Centre Music Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 Spooky Yard Contest– Community – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hells Angels ready to celebrate 50 years

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Hells Angels were originally formed in Fontana in 1948. By the 1960s, the club had become synonymous with the outlaw biker counterculture. George Christie, the group’s Ventura chapter president, said the event is drawing members to Oakland from all over the world. “I anticipate it’s going to be one of the biggest events the club has had,” he said. “I just think everybody’s in a festive mood.” OAKLAND – Even with members old enough to collect retirement pay, a party at Hells Angels headquarters is no party for the police. As the club planned to mark its 50th birthday this weekend, police were putting extra officers on duty Thursday even as they downplayed the chance of trouble from a club with a long history of run-ins with the law. The motorcycle club’s Oakland chapter, which is best known for providing security at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert during which a fan was killed by a Hells Angel, is expected to have 600 to 800 bikers at the event that kicks off today with a concert, police said. The group has secured the necessary permits, but police will patrol the events to make sure nothing gets out of hand. last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Chelsea surge seven points clear as Costa strikes again

first_imgChelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season and moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over ten-man West Brom.With second-placed Southampton not playing until Monday night, Jose Mourinho’s men took the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit as they coasted to victory against the Baggies at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa was afforded too much space in the box to fire home his 11th goal of the season with just over ten minutes on the clock, before Eden Hazard capitalised on more lax defending to add a second inside 25 minutes.West Brom’s afternoon went from bad to worse just a few minutes later as they were reduced to ten men, with Claudio Yacob’s two-footed lunge towards Costa deemed worthy of a straight red card despite the defender appearing to make contact with the ball.It was a case of damage limitation for the visitors from that moment on and they did well to stop Chelsea from adding to their tally in the second half, although the home side appeared happy to keep possession and see the game out.Chelsea remain eight points ahead of third-placed Manchester City, who came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.City boss Manuel Pellegrini warned his side they could not afford to lose any more games in 2014 on the eve of the clash with the Welsh club.His players did not appear to get the message, though, as Wilfried Bony celebrated signing a new contract earlier this week by giving Swansea a shock lead inside ten minutes.But City fought back to level through Stevan Jovetic on 19 minutes, before Yaya Toure clinched a much-needed victory for the champions with a well-taken strike midway through the second half.Newcastle’s remarkable run continues, meanwhile, as they secured a fifth successive victory by beating QPR 1-0.The Magpies couldn’t buy a win at the start of the season and supporters loudly called for manager Alan Pardew’s dismissal.But Pardew has overseen a remarkable turnaround in recent weeks, and they are now up to fourth in the Premier League as Moussa Sissoko’s strike 12 minutes from time earned them all three points against QPR.The Hoops are now propping up the table, as Burnley beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium to move off the bottom.The newly-promoted Clarets had failed to win any of their opening ten games of the season but it is now back-to-back victories for Sean Dyche’s side.Danny Ings’ quick fire double early in the first half earned them the win, with Jonathan Walters’ strike proving a mere consolation for the hosts.Burnley are now level on points with 17th-placed Leicester, who remain without a victory since September after being held to a goalless draw at home to Sunderland.And finally, West Ham’s five-match unbeaten run was brought to an end by Everton at Goodison Park.Mauro Zarate had cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s fifth goal of the season to level for the Hammers but Leon Osman marked his 400th Everton appearance with the winning goal for the home side.Premier League results:Chelsea 2 – 0 West BromEverton 2 – 1 West HamLeicester 0 – 0 SunderlandMan City 2 – 1 SwanseaNewcastle 1 – 0 QPRStoke 1 – 2 Burnley Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Chelsea against West Brom 1last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: PUPILS FROM SCOIL MHUIRE RAMELTON HOST BAKE AND CAKE DAY

first_imgPupils from 6th class Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton had a busy day today as they held their Annual Bake and cake day.This year one of there chosen charities was Bumbleance children ambulance. The day was a huge success, whilst supporting local charities and supporting local community initiatives, the students made all the cakes and pastries and sold them in the school.There is a few budding chefs in the making at Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton.PICTURE SPECIAL: PUPILS FROM SCOIL MHUIRE RAMELTON HOST BAKE AND CAKE DAY was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:FeaturesNoticespicture speciallast_img read more

‘Looks like Barkley has played his last game for us then’ – Everton fan reaction

first_img//storify.com/talksport/looks-like-barkley-has-played-his-last-game-for-us.js?border=false[View the story “‘Looks like Barkley has played his last game for us then’” on Storify] Ross Barkley’s exit from Goodison Park is getting closer and closer.The Everton midfielder has been named amongst the substitutes for his side’s final day clash against Arsenal.And with the contract rebel heavily linked a summer departure – Barkley might not even take to the pitch in what could be his final game for his boyhood club.Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has taken a hardnosed approach with the 23-year-old in light of his refusal to sign a new deal.Everton fans seem resigned to losing one of their brightest talents for a reduced fee to one of the Premier League’s leading lights.talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online… 1center_img The contract rebel has been heavily linked a summer departure last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp explains heated words with Xherdan Shaqiri

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed the cause of his frustration with Xherdan Shaqiri at the end of their Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea.The Reds were defeated 2-1 by the Blues as Emerson and Eden Hazard struck following Daniel Sturridge’s opener. impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? After the final whistle Klopp was seen angrily having words with summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri, following several frustrating moments throughout the game.But the reason for Shaqiri’s public dressing down on the pitch was revealed to be due to a moment in they game’s dying embers when the Swiss star allowed Jordan Henderson to take a free-kick rather than doing it himself and playing in team-mate Mohamed Salah.“I spoke about a free-kick, the last one,” said Klopp. “We wanted to have Mo a bit wider, so we had passed the ball to Mo, the whole bunch of players was in one direction – where we shot the ball, actually.“But if we can send Mo into a one-on-one situation in the last situation of the game, it would have been not too bad. What I said was about the free-kick, nothing else.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REVEALED MONEY REVEALED BEST OF Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 🗣 Klopp explains his words to Shaqiri post-match. pic.twitter.com/pvj5Y7hvRr— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) September 27, 2018center_img 1 Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Latest Football Newslast_img read more

Recovery mission as fishing boat loses power in high seas off Donegal coast

first_imgA rescue mission has been launched off the coast of Co Donegal after a fishing vessel broke down 20 miles out to sea in rough seas.The vessel, understood to be an Irish registered crabber, lost power 20 nautical miles north-west off Fanad Head.The boat has five crew members on board. The boat sent out a mayday signal just after 2pm.Members of the Lough Swilly RNLI crew and also the Portrush lifeboat have responded to the call.Locals say that weather conditions at sea are very challenging with winds of up to 60mph reported as well as heavy sleet.It is hoped a line can be deployed to the boat to tow it back to safety. However, there are serious concerns because of the weather conditions.Recovery mission as fishing boat loses power in high seas off Donegal coast was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalLifeboatLough Swillyrescueseaweatherlast_img read more