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Petroleum Importers Ass’n Honors LPRC MD

first_imgPetroleum Importers Association of Liberia (PIAL), honored the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams for his tremendous work done in improving facilitates as well as addressing the needs and concerns of importers.Mr. Musa H. Bility, president of the association said that they have worked as importers with the LPRC for the last five years under very competitive and difficult circumstances.According to him, since the founding of LPRC in 1947, they have used one set of tanks which have caused them to lose lots of money.Speaking at the honoring and certification program yesterday at the LPRC training hall, Mr. Bility said they have been told several times over the last seven to eight years by various managements that the solution was in sight.“But today, on behalf of TOTAL Liberia, West Oil, MOTC, Aminata, Kailando, Srimex, Lab Afric, Connex, Petro Trade to use this time, first and foremost to thank God and to give appreciation to the Government of Liberia under the steward leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for putting together finally a management and a board that’s been able to address the concise needs, and not just the workers but importers of LPRC,” he said.“We started with the lack of policy as to how claims were made but today under the management led by Honorable T. Nelson Williams, for the last three years we’ve not had any issue as to the procedure leading to claims when it is due because there is a policy that obligates management, the importers that is usually accepted by both parties,” Mr. Bility indicated.According to him, the second problem was at the financial management level at LPRC, in being vigorous in collection of storage dues, adding, “We’ve to say they have done it with our cooperation.”“We know that our country has gone through a lot, through Ebola, through economic difficulties but we didn’t think that your recent action to take urgent and immediate action to improve the storage problem at LPRC would be a relief to us,” he noted.Mr. Bility, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Srimex, assured the management of LPRC of their commitment to ensuring continuous availability of petroleum products on the Liberian market.Mr. Williams described the honor as a surprise, and noted, “I know we never agreed on everything but over the years we’ve been able to work together as a team.”“So I’m happy just as you are that at least we have additional 6.2 million in capacities in mix products that you can now bring more and no new negotiation,” he said.He, however, disclosed that two employees of the company are expected shortly back home with Master’s degree in petroleum oil and gas management and another two with Master’s degree in mechanical engineering.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chief Justice to hear case next week

first_imgRed House lease revocation challengeThe legal challenge to President David Granger’s revocation of the 99-year Red House lease, by its occupant, the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc (CJRCI), is slated to be heard next week Tuesday at the Supreme Court.The case has been before the courts over the past 13 months following the Head of State’s eviction order. It was recently disclosed via notice that the matter is fixed for hearing before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, wherein counsel for the plaintiff, Anil Nandlall and Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams, the named defendant, were both listed to appear.Since March 2017 then acting Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards had ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear the Red House lease revocation matter. In the prior month, the Attorney General had presented arguments which supported his claim that the court had jurisdiction over the case since the lease was revoked by President Granger. Williams had also noted that no civil action could be brought against the Head of State if he executed the functions of his office, under Article 182 of the Constitution. However, the court had ruled that while the President himself was immune from legal suits, his actions were not.This determination was highlighted in the aftermath of an injunction that prevented President Granger from evicting the occupant. In late December, he gave the occupant of Red House 48 hours to vacate the premises, a move which Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had described as “unconscionable and vindictive”.At that point, the move was not in isolation as a ‘back-and-forth’ erupted between the coalition Government and the occupant. The Research Centre was established in 1999 to promote research into and publish materials on the life, work and ideas of late President Dr Cheddi Jagan. The prime land on which Red House sits was leased to the CJRCI for 99 years for $12,000 per year. Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary Donald Ramotar had disclosed that he approved the lease in his capacity as President of Guyana. He was President from 2011 to 2015.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration was initially adverse to the small fee being charged and had started engaging the directors of the Research Centre on the possibility of transforming the Red House into a hub for all former Presidents.The Management Committee, which included former President Ramotar, had strongly objected to this move, and told the Government to find independent sites for the establishment of similar research centres for the other Guyanese leaders.Ramotar had posited that former Presidents Desmond Hoyte and Forbes Burnham never shared the same ideology and philosophy of Dr Jagan and contended, therefore, it would be a “total dishonour” for Red House to be converted into a depository for all past Presidents. It was subsequent to these comments that AG Williams opined that the lease was invalid, after which President Granger moved to revoke the said lease.The Attorney General had expressed statements to the effect that the lease was not executed in accordance with Section 13 of the Deeds Registry Act but his predecessor, Nandlall, had, however, reasoned that a leasehold interest is “property” in law.last_img read more

Transit officials argue against governor’s budget cuts

first_imgRaymond added that Metro is looking at an operating deficit of $108 million this year, and a total deficit of $1.8 billion over the next 10 years. The Legislature held its first budget subcommittee hearing on the public transit budget Wednesday. More than a dozen advocates of public transit and representatives of local agencies, including the MTA, urged the committee to restore funding that Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting. While the committee did not take any votes, several members said they were concerned about the cuts and would consider restoring at least some of the money. In his 2007-08 budget plan, Schwarzenegger has proposed redirecting to other state programs about $1.1 billion in funds that would normally be designated for public transit. Those include $627 million redirected to school busing; $340million for debt service on earlier transportation bonds; and $144 million for a program to transport recipients of social service programs. Those programs, while transportation-related, were previously funded from other state agencies’ budgets, such as schools and health services, not from transportation. SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles officials and transit advocates fought Wednesday to restore more than $1 billion in cuts to public transportation in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget for 2007-08. The governor, they said, is shortchanging public transit at a time when it is desperately needed in California amid rising gas prices and growing environmental concerns. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for example, is considering fare hikes next year in part because it would lose at least $260 million in state funding under the governor’s plan. “Under the proposed state budget, Los Angeles County’s public transit system would be severely and negatively impacted,” Metro spokesman Matthew Raymond told legislators. Much of the revenue that is being redirected is coming from excess gasoline tax revenues, known in budget parlance as “spillover,” that are a result of higher gas prices. Schwarzenegger made a similar proposal last year to shift the spillover, but the Legislature restored the money to the transit budget. Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance argues that the spillover fluctuates wildly every year, based on gas prices, and should not be counted upon as a stable source of transit funding. The administration is looking to make the shift of spillover permanent. Also, Finance officials say, the amount of spillover was over-estimated last year, and this year’s figure reflects a compensation for over-spending. Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer noted that the governor is increasing the budget for transit capital projects – even though he is decreasing funds for the operating budgets of local transit agencies. Schwarzenegger also helped pass Proposition 1B last year which in coming years will provide more than $4 billion in bond financing for public transportation projects. “The governor spearheaded Proposition 1B, which provides a significant amount of additional dollars for transit,” Palmer said in a telephone interview. “The fact is under this governor’s budget, transit projects in California will have a stable and growing source of revenue.” harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea FC news: John Terry back in training ahead of PSG Champions League clash

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry took part in training on Monday ahead of their trip to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16.The 35-year-old is a doubt for the European clash after limping out of Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League win over Newcastle with a hamstring injury.Terry underwent a scan on Sunday but the Blues declined to reveal the results. His next appearance will be his 700th for Chelsea.Interim boss Guus Hiddink may declare if Terry is fit or not in his pre-match media conference at Parc des Princes on Monday afternoon, or he may choose to give Terry as much time as possible to prove his fitness.Brazil playmaker Oscar, who missed Chelsea’s match with the Magpies, also took part in training.A story on Chelsea’s official website read: “John Terry and Oscar were both able to take part in the final training session before the Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match in Paris tomorrow [Tuesday].“The Chelsea captain was withdrawn during the first half of Saturday’s win over Newcastle due to what Guus Hiddink reported afterwards might be a slight muscular problem with his hamstring. Oscar missed the game with a minor calf injury.”Nemanja Matic is suspended for the match and Kurt Zouma [knee] is absent until the end of the season.If Terry failed to recover in time, Branislav Ivanovic is likely to switch from right-back to the centre of defence, with Cesar Azpilicueta on the right flank and Baba Rahman at left-back.Chelsea face a pivotal week, with Manchester City visiting Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea captain John Terry 1last_img read more

PRINGLE WELCOMES REPORT ON PROSTITUTION REFORM

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has welcomed the findings of the report on prostitution by the Oireachtas Justice, Defence and Equality Committee, describing it as a “positive step towards the criminalisation of the purchasers of sexual services.”The Independent TD said it is a welcome development that the Justice Committee has accepted much of the recommendations in relation to the findings of Swedish legislation in terms of cutting demand by criminalising the purchaser of sexual services and not the person selling such services, and the testimonies that were heard by the committee in that regard.“For the last year submissions were received in relation to this issue and hearings were held earlier this year which heard a broad range of views on the matter. “Last May my Bill on the criminalisation of sexual services was debated in the Dáil which gave way to renewed discussion on the subject, and less than two months later the Justice Committee published these recommendations in line with the Swedish Model.“The recommendations of this report are a validation of the need to shift the focus of the law from those who are vulnerable and exploited in prostitution towards the sex buyers, and I am heartened that this firm standpoint will be brought directly to the Minister for Justice.“However, it is important now more than ever that we continue to move forward in terms of developing legislation in line with these recommendations and in this regard it is vital that Minister Shatter proceeds on foot of this report without delay,” stated Pringle.PRINGLE WELCOMES REPORT ON PROSTITUTION REFORM was last modified: June 28th, 2013 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:prostitutionThomas Pringlelast_img read more

KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER IS THE BEST THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC!

first_imgNot content with recent accolades such as ‘’best value in Letterkenny’’, Mairtin and the team at Kelly’s Mountaintop Complex reminded us of the extraordinary efforts they go to, in order to keep their menus current, interesting and above all best value. The all new American Roadside Diner has been reinvigorated to incorporate an American theme throughout, from the spacious layout of its seating area through to the all-important menu, which now features selections such as the New Yorker Burger (go on, try finish it) and Louisana Chicken.Our ultra-important regular clientele need not be disappointed however, all of our old favourite classic dishes remain, as does the ‘’couldn’t cook it for it’’ price promise! Pressed on the newest additions, Diner Manager Leah McNulty said, ‘’We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our offering, and we know too well that to stay ahead of the pack we need to be as diverse as possible, so our customers stay both engaged and satisfied, not forgetting the need to remain competitive’’.Opening the colourful menu will appeal to almost any palette, considering the now famous Saturday steak deals, Sunday lunches and unbeatable breakfasts remain ever present, but more impressive is the vast selection of choices to choose from, and yet every meal is cooked to order, fresh from the kitchen.‘’Don’t forget we still allow 30% on sterling and sitting only 20 mins from the borders of Derry and Tyrone, we can guarantee better value than our Northern counterparts’’, McNulty added.The complex still houses an in-store bakery, butchery dept., off-licence and in keeping with today’s health conscious society, the fresh and healthy foods dept. has also been expanded. There’s a DVD kiosk for the film buff, a laundrette for the busy professional and home heating oil available on a cash & carry basis, it really is Letterkennys original ‘’1-stop-shop’’.They’ve even purchased a new catering trailer which will soon be popping up around the county when festival season gets underway, plus it’s available for hire at private events & functions.But don’t take our word for it, get yourselves down to the first American Roadside Diner in the North West and see for yourself.I recommend the New Yorker! 🙂 KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER IS THE BEST THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC! was last modified: May 21st, 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:American Roadside DinerBusinessFeaturesKellysnewslast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Montessori school seeks qualified teacher

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A quality childcare centre in Letterkenny required Qualified Montessori Teacher and Early Years Educator to join their professional and motivated team. Errigal Montessori School / Creche is located at Glencar Irish, Long Lane, Letterkenny.The purpose-built school/creche is a state of the art facility specially designed to meet children’s needs and also to meet the needs of all Childcare Regulations. The school caters for children ranging in age from 4 months to 12 years. Essential Qualifications:FETAC Level 5 Childcare / Montessori DiplomaDesirable Qualifications:FETAC Level 6 Childcare and or Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education Please forward C.V. with cover letter to Maureen Walsh, Managing Director, EMSC Montessori Limited, Glencar Irish, Longlane, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or email info@errigalcreche.comJob Vacancy: Montessori school seeks qualified teacher was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Travel Alert: Road Closures announced for Northwest 10K

first_imgHuge crowds of runners, walkers and supporters are on their way to Letterkenny this morning ahead of the annual Northwest 10K.The charity race route will be the same as 2018, with runners and walkers starting on the Pearse Road heading in the direction of the Tesco Roundabout and out the Port Road. Donegal County Council have issued an alert to motorists that part of the Pearse Road will be closed off to traffic this Sunday afternoon. The R250-1 Pearse Road from the junction with Station Roundabout to the junction with Canal Road island/bottom of Rosemount Lane will be closed for the following period: 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday, 6th May 2018. Alternative Routes: Traffic approaching from Station Roundabout travelling to Justice Walsh Road should divert via Ramelton Road / Main Street. Traffic approaching from Oldtown Road travelling to Station Roundabout should divert via Canal Road, Neil T. Blaney Road and Port Road.Access from Justice Walsh Road onto Pearse Road will not be facilitated during the hours of this closure. Additional Traffic Management plans and diversions will be in operation throughout Letterkenny to facilitate safe access on the day of the race.Organisers of the 10K are asking the public to be aware that there will be some traffic disruption along the course for a short period during Sunday’s event. Motorists are asked to cooperate with the Gardai and marshals to ensure that the charity event passes safely for everyone. Travel Alert: Road Closures announced for Northwest 10K was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Live playoff updates: Sharks lose Game 4 to Blues, evening series at 2-2

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 4 of the Sharks’ Western Conference Finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Friday at Enterprise Center.Although the Sharks are coming off a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3, they are at a loss to know why the Blues and others around the NHL have labeled them as a lucky team. Perhaps it’s because Timo Meier’s hand pass that wasn’t called led to Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal? In San Jose’s …last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 11, 2012

first_img101 Reasons to Watch Geocaching VideosHas this ever happened to you? An epic dust storm keeps you inside and away from geocaching, a blinding blizzard freezes your front door shut, or the threat of zombies makes geocaching temporarily unsafe?Don’t worry; the world of geocaching is still just a few clicks away. Geocaching.com has produced 101 videos (so far) showcasing geocaching adventures. They’re all available online. Use your time indoors to learn tricks and tips with basic videos like those in the series “Getting Started with Geocaching.” Graduate to adventurous “Extreme Geocaching” videos that take you under the streets of the Czech Republic and off the side of bridges in Germany. Share the videos with friends to introduce them to the wide world of geocaching.Subscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. A new video is posted every week! Watch the more than 100 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Gold Country GeoTourGeocachers exploring British Columbia, Columbia have a new destination: Gold Country. A new Geocaching.com Gold Country GeoTour directs adventurers to discover the region’s gold mining legacy. More than 70 geocaches are placed at historic sites in southern British Columbia.One geocacher who logged the caches writes, “I love the program as it takes me and my family to places that we otherwise would not explore… I love the fact that the program is child friendly and teaches us about local history.” Each geocache reveals a picture of the area’s rich past and includes a detailed cache page.Geocachers who complete the current 72 geocaches receive a special puzzle Geocoin that leads them to an exclusive bonus cache. The Gold Country GeoTour is one of six current GeoTours around North America listed on Geocaching.com. Explore them all.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – September 7, 2011September 7, 2011In “News”This is My Hobby: Geocaching & HikingApril 19, 2012In “Community”Geocaching.com Presents: World Wide Flash MobMay 31, 2012In “Movie References”last_img read more