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NP Launches Filling Station in Buchanan

first_imgNational Petroleum (NP), a 100% privately own Sierra Leonean firm, has opened one of its station in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The opening ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 28 where the Managing Director, Mr. Mohammed S. Kanu, assured the people of Grand Bassa that his company is there to stay. The Buchanan filling station is NP’s 6th station in the country and the first outside the capital, Monrovia. “NP is here to stay and it is a privilege for Grand Bassa County to have us here,” said Mr. Kanu. The Sierra Leonean businessman reminded the people of Grand Bassa that NP is a very small company from Sierra Leone. “But what we have done here is how to challenge a giant as long as God is with you,” Kanu added. NP faces competition from global petroleum giant TOTAL and other petroleum companies. But Kanu said that if David can challenge Goliath and defeat him, smaller companies can also challenge bigger ones and survive. He explained that NP met petroleum giants on the ground when it came to Liberia.  “We have lived by example and shown Liberian companies how to compete against bigger firms. What they need to do is not be everywhere, but they must occupy well before moving to another place and this is exactly what NP is doing here in Liberia.” Mr. Kanu disclosed plans by NP to build modern filling stations in Katata, Margibi County, Ganta, Nimba County and Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County as soon as the Ebola epidemic is over. “We [NP] have already secured sites in the three counties and will move in soon to begin the project,” he said also announcing plans by NP to invest in neighboring Guinea and Ivory Coast in the soonest possible time. “We will be inaugurating branches in La Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea as soon as the Ebola crisis ends because we feel that is what we have to do as Africans—taking the development of our continent in our own hands. We shouldn’t be waiting for westerners to develop our countries because they [Westerners] would leave us in time of crisis, but we [Africans] won’t because we have nowhere else to go,” Kanu added. The NP boss also used the occasion to announce a new line of product for his company. “We at [NP) have included cooking gas in our line of products and will import and sell the product in Liberia at a cheaper price,” Kanu declared. He disclosed that NP has already invested US$5 million on the Monrovia Industrial Park in Garnerville and modernized the facility to store the cooking gas which is expected to be imported soon. The Garnerville Industry Park is owned by the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), which Mr. Kanu considered a key partner in the promotion of the country’s petroleum industry. Cooking gas is very expensive in Liberia where some businesses sell the product for US$45 even though it is sold for US$5 and less outside of the country. Mr. Kanu wondered why Liberians should pay US$45 for a cooking gas. “Cooking gas should be accessible to everybody in Liberia because it is easily accessible by the peoples in other West African countries including Ghana and Ivory Coast, amongst others.” He thanked the county authority and people Grand Bassa County for giving NP an opportunity to provide services to their county. In brief remarks, Buchanan City Mayor Rt. Gen. Madam Julia Bono, thanked NP for choosing Grand Bassa as the first county to invest outside of Monrovia. Madam Bono assured the NP Managing Director and staff of Buchanan City’s preparedness to do business with them. “This is a dream come true,” said Madam Bono. “NP has demonstrated that it is a true business friend of the people of Grand Bassa, in particular the fact that the company can choose to construct and inaugurate this modern facility during the Ebola crisis which has created serious economic effect on our people,” the Mayor added. For his part, Lone Star Cell/MTN Communications Director Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh observed that by constructing a modern gas station in Buchanan, NP has contributed to the urbanization and brought hope to the people of Grand Bassa County. He praised the Managing Director of NP for his innovation and said “Kanu brings geo-economic and business sensitivity to NP.” Dr. Bropleh also thanked NP for recruiting local staff from Grand Bassa to work with its Buchanan gas station. Also making remarks at the ceremony was NP Buchanan gas station manager Wellington VanPelt thanked NP for the opportunity to serve and pledged to do his utmost best in running the station.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Worrying situation

first_imgDear Editor,Over the years, there have been numerous complaints by the public about the situation at the Stabroek Market, mainly under the clock concerning the buying/selling of stolen articles (mostly jewellery, cell phones etc) and people being robbed blatantly there. Quite recently, one Minister had the audacity to go whilst someone was videoing her and question and have conversations with some of those gathered around the area of concern.During the period, the Minister’s position seemed defensive towards the men there and somewhat in agreement with the illegal activities being conducted there, while she criticised the Opposition and encouraged the gathering to talk ills at the same time.The Guyana Police Force, The City Constabulary and Government, among others, tried all methods to eradicate the sores from that vicinity to no avail. Now we see a Minister blatantly going and seemingly condoning the nefarious activities being conducted there.Her being there and being videoed only makes me come to one conclusion: that she is tired of hearing of police raiding there (which seems quite a lot recently) and decided to visit the area, ensuring that she’s being videoed to let those in authority know that she has an interest there (maybe with Government’s consent) and they must stop pressuring that area. Her action should be a cause of concern to everyone.Editor, conveniently, the late Abdul Kadir is being honoured for his contributions, which might be the right thing to do be for some, but for many, his contributions might not be that much to warrant him being honoured and there are many who accomplished more than him that should have been ahead of him, but conveniently, he comes first.Based on the recent outcome after the NFC recently, we all know that all the MP’s have to know what is going on before the sitting so that means everyone was in agreement with that motion. There are many people that deserve the award more than him and I am wondering if they will be given any consideration. One such person is Winston Murray, who was very much active in politics until his untimely demise. Ask most within the PNC about his contribution and you will hear.Like him, there are many others and some are still alive and I strongly believe that they should be honoured. Let them know that this nation appreciates their contributions towards the development of Guyana. I was privileged to interact with a few and learnt a lot from them and after listening to their works, I wonder why they are not being recognised.We have great men like Jeffrey Thomas, Oscar Clarke, Clifton Mortimer Llewellyn John, just to name a few. I have heard of the changes they made while serving this country, the impact and some are still being used to date. These men are very much alive and they should be honoured now, instead of waiting after their death. It’s comical to see a convicted terrorist being honoured. Great men being bypassed. It just shows the nature of thinking within the coalition which all members support.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Marathon is halfway done

first_imgIt’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Those words were uttered by three NBA people during the first half of the season. Dwyane Wade, Cavaliers coach Mike Brown and Sam Cassell all made that point, in those words, and if indeed the NBA season is a marathon, then why are 82 regular- The Mavericks are 44-9, and that’s after an 0-4 start. They are the prohibitive favorite to win the NBA title, but getting through the ridiculously tough Western Conference is no gimme. Plus, if Dirk Nowitzki goes down, the Mavs will be done. As far as the individual stuff, here is one writer’s version of the midseason NBA awards: Most Valuable Player: Steve Nash. My initial feeling when he won the MVP twoyears ago was that it was a borderline pick, because Shaquille O’Neal was still dominating the game. But with Phoenix struggling horribly recently with Nash out with a shoulder injury, his worth is being underscored, and he could become the firstplayer since Larry Bird in 1984-86 to win the award three times in a row. LeBron James might be the best overall player in the league, and Kobe Bryant is the best competitor/closer. But Nash is the MVP. Coach of the Year: Avery Johnson. There are a lot of ways to look at this award, but the fact that Dallas has such a great record, with Johnson righting the Mavericks after their poor start when they were ripe to implode, makes him the choice. Another way to look at the award is who has done the most with the least – and that might be Jeff Van Gundy in Houston. The Rockets lost Yao Ming for 25 games and Tracy McGrady for eight, and they are holding steady as the top-ranked defensive team in the league. Rookie of the Year: Brandon Roy. The Portland Trail Blazers guard would have been an easy pick, but he missed 20 games due to injury. Still, he is averging a rookie-high 14.6 points per game, with no other rookie close to his production. Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Garnett. This is a wide-open category, and Garnett gets the nod because his defense is often underrated. He is an athletic wonder who rebounds, blocks shots and gets steals. The only problem is that Minnesota probably isn’t going anywhere this season, and that’s happened too much in Garnett’s career. Sixth Man of the Year: Leandro Barbosa. Barbosa probably is the fastest player in the league, and his production – 16.8 points per game – is just too high to overlook. Plus, as such a speedy guard, he is a bear to guard by anybody, especially other reserves. Most Improved Player: Josh Howard. Sacramento’s Kevin Martin has made a bigger leap statistically than Dallas’ Howard, but the Kings aren’t going anywhere. Howard made the All-Star team, although that’s a borderline pick in the loaded Western Conference, but with averages of 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, he has been huge to the Mavs. Macho culture: A lot of talk this week has been about John Amaechi becoming the first former NBA player to come out of the closet. However, I’ve realized that beyond that fact, not a lot of people know much about Amaechi. Excerpts from Amaechi’s book “Man in the Middle” on ESPN.com are enlightening, entertaining and well-written. He makes a lot of strong points in the book, including the anti-gay sentiment of players in the league. “Over time, I realized their anti-gay prejudice was more a convention of a particular brand of masculinity,” Amaechi writes. “Homophobia is a ballplayer posture, akin to donning a `game face,’ wearing flashy jewelry or driving the perfect black Escalade.” Amaechi, who was the firstplayer raised in GreatBritain to play in the NBA, also has written some funny excerpts about nearly coming out late in his career. “Every time I did something eccentric, like bringing my fabulously flaming friends to games, people would quip, `Oh, he’s just English. Leave him alone.”‘ Amaechi’s coming out has spurred a national debate on gay rights, and that could be positive. However, Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments also got a lot of play this week. Those comments were full of hate and were a shame. In case you missed it, Hardaway said, “I hate gay people, so let it be known. I don’t like gay people, and I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the … United States.” Commissioner David Stern responded in a fast and smart way, banning Hardaway from the All-Star weekend. Hardaway was scheduled to make several public appearances on behalf of the league. Mr. Style: Roscoe Nance deserves credit for an illuminating story in USA Today on Cleveland Cavaliers guard/fashion star Damon Jones. Jones says he owns 450 suits and 150 pairs of shoes and claims to not only be the best shooter in the world, but the best dresser in the NBA. As for the keys to being a well-dressed man, Jones says to avoid mismatching belts and shoes and wearing oversized clothes. He added, “The biggest fashion mistake is trying to reach my level. That cannot and will not happen. No one will ever be able to put clothes on the way I do.” joe.stevens@presstelegram.com. (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With all of the teams having completed at least 50games of the 82-game regular-season schedule, we can glean a lot about this season so far, although some pronouncements made earlier in the season, such as “There is no way Miami is repeating!” might not be no-doubt-about-it, take-it-to-the-bank true. Miami sure doesn’t look like it will repeat, but if the Heat and a healthy Shaquille O’Neal make it to the playoffs, no matter what their seed, they will have a reasonable chance to get through the weak Eastern Conference. Hardly anything is ever a certainty in this league, and that was shown in last season’s playoffs. In hindsight, many will say they expected Dallas to win Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in SanAntonio. Many also will say they expected Detroit to fall to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals. But hardly anybody talked about Miami as a title contender during last year’s regular season, and though that Dallas-San Antonio series was as wacky as can be, it’s hard to bet against a home team in a Game 7. Anyway, the most obvious storyline this season is the Mavericks’ continued rise. Yes, Dallas is darn good. center_img season games necessary before the real fun – the postseason – begins? The answer most given is “tradition,” although “revenue” is actually the more accurate answer. last_img

B.C. amends LNG Income Tax Act for provision and clarification

first_img“The bill gives industry information about their obligations and rights under the act including their obligation to register, file returns and pay the tax, and their right to appeal,” writes Jamie Edwardson, Communications Director for the ministry. “It also sets out government’s powers to enforce the act including the powers to audit, assess penalties and collect the tax. ”The bill also includes anti-avoidance rules, transitional rules and clarifying provisions.Specific provisions include but are not limited to debt forgiveness, transitional rules for partnerships during the first taxation years, and the clarification for defining liquefaction activities, as well as LNG plants and facilities.- Advertisement -The ministry says they continue to work with LNG industry stakeholders in developing the regulations, which are expected to be finalized later this year.last_img read more

Senator again fails to provide court with a statement of means

first_imgA solicitor has said he found a court application by a Senator’s legal team to be “galling” after he again failed to provide the court with a detailed statement of his means.Independent Senator Brian O Domhnaill was due to provide Falcarragh District Court with the statement on foot of an instalment order today. The order arises out of a “six-figure” sum owed by the former Fianna Fail Senator following a High Court case taken by the Standards of Public Office.A month ago Judge Paul Kelly ordered the statement of means from Senator O Domhnaill.However, solicitor Rory O’Brien on behalf of Goodbody Solicitors said he had not heard from Senator O Domhnaill’s legal representatives Sheehan and Company.He said “On March 5th we wrote to them and no response has been received and now we are in the courts’ hands. An officer from the Standards in Public Office has travelled to court for the second time.”Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman, acting for Sheehan and Co, said they had not been in a position to get the relevant documentation on Senator O Domhnaill’s statements of means and was applying for a short adjournment.However, Mr O’Brien replied “This application is quite galling. A very specific direction was given on a previous occasion. A significant six-figure sum is owed.”The case arose after two separate applications by SIPO after High Court orders for costs were given in a previous case.SIPO had found Senator O’Domhnaill had wrongly claimed expenses of around €2,000 when he was a Fianna Fáil Donegal County Councillor during 2006/7 on foot of an anonymous complaint to Donegal County Council.The State ethics watchdog found Mr Ó Domhnaill intentionally broke ethics legislation after he claimed expenses from two separate bodies for the same trip.The Senator was found to have breached ethics rules by the Standards in Public Office Commission after claiming expenses from both Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta on three occasions in 2006.He claimed hundreds of euro in travel and subsistence for attending the events which took place simultaneously but which were hundreds of kilometres apart.It cost SIPO in excess of €360,000 to investigate the matter in which Senator O’Domhnaill denied any wrongdoing.Most of the costs relate to High Court and Court of Appeal hearings connected to the case and for translation services. SIPO won its claim for costs.Judge Paul Kelly said he was allowing for one further adjournment and adjourned the case until May 15th with peremptory against the debtor, Senator O Domhnaill.Senator again fails to provide court with a statement of means was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more

FOOTBALL: U-14 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: CAPPRY ROVERS 1, DUNGLOE TOWN 0

first_imgCappry RoversCappry Rovers come out on top in a narrow win over Dungloe Town in the U14 Champions League.It was a story of 2 halves in Cappry Park on Sunday. The 1st half was dominated by Cappry Rovers and could have easily have been 2 or 3 goals up at half time with Sean McBride hitting the crossbar, post and had a header cleared of the line.A battle of wits between the managers at half time set up a completely different 2nd half. Pat Ward (Dungloe Manager) moved Sean McCauley in off the right to do a man marking job on Sean McBride. This seemed to change the game in favour of the Rosses side. Dungloe had a few good chances of their own but Jamie Bell made a couple of good saves in the Cappry goal. In the last 10 minutes Cappry got back into the game and forced a couple of corners to put Dungloe on the back foot. 5 minutes from the end Kyle O’Meara passed to Sean McBride who struck a stunning half volley from 25 yards which looped over Conor O’Donnell in the Dungloe nets and went into the top corner.Best for Cappry were Shaun Rodgers, Neil Patrick McDaid and Sean McBride.Best for Dungloe were Sean McCauley and Michael McFadden.Cappry Rovers team: Jamie Bell, Rory Mulligan, Joe Boyle, Oisin Gallen, Shaun Rodgers, Luke Gavigan, Dylan McNamee, Neil Patrick McDaid, Odhran Doherty, Sean McBride, Darren Lee Jones, Subs: Adam Burke, Kyle O’Meara, Danny Browne.  Dungloe Town team: Conor O’Donnell, Calum Boyle, Daniel Ward, Danny McGlynn, Phil Boyle, Aaron McCafferty, Daniel Ward, Paul Early, Jack Greene, Sean McCauley, Michael McFadden. Also in the picture but not togged Sean Conlon. Ref: Brian O’Kane.FOOTBALL: U-14 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: CAPPRY ROVERS 1, DUNGLOE TOWN 0 was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DUNGLOE TOWN 0FOOTBALL: U-14 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: CAPPRY ROVERS 1last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: MICHAEL DOHERTY LEADS THE WAY AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Wed 25.11.2015 Wednesday Society Results. 1st Michael Doherty C 37 pts.Ladies Glashedy No 4 22.11.150-18 1st Ann Friel 22pts, 2nd Roisin Rooney 18pts19-28 1st Kathleen McEleney 23pts, 2nd Teish Doherty 19pts29-36 1st Anita Mc Carron 20pts, 2nd Nancy Doherty 17ptsForthcoming events & Fixtures.Friday 4th Dec Ladies & Gents Open on Glashedy Links. Visitors €30pp Sat 5th Dec GUI Open on The Old Links. Visitors €30ppSun 6th Dec Members Christmas Hamper on Both coursesSun 6th December Ladies Prizegiving Dinner at 5pmFriday 11th December – Ballyliffin Golf Club AGM at 8 pm, downstairs in the ClubhouseGOLF NEWS: MICHAEL DOHERTY LEADS THE WAY AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: November 30th, 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:golfSportlast_img read more

RB Leipzig vs Celtic: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_imgCeltic return to action in Europe when they travel to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.Both teams have three points from their opening two group games so will be desperate for a result in order to catch up with Salzburg at the top. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY FOOTBALL LATEST What time is kick-off?This Europa League clash is set for Thursday, October 25.Kick-off is at 5.55pm.It’s the first ever professional meeting between the two sides.How can I listen on talkSPORT?You can hear live commentary of the match on talkSPORT2.To listen to our sister station, tune your DAB radio, use our mobile app or the web player. Leigh Griffiths recently became the first Celtic player since John Hartson in 2005 to player to reach a century of goals for the club RANKED BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img What is the team news?Scott Brown does not feature after picking up an injury against Hibs at the weekend.Celtic also have to cope without the in-form James Forrest, who saw red in the 3-1 defeat to Salzburg.Leipzig are unbeaten in six games but will have to cope without Emil Forsberg who has a groin problem.Leipzig: Mvogo, Saracchi, Orban, Upamecano, Sabitzer, Klostermann, Bruma, Cunha, Laimer, Augustin, KamplSubs: Muller, Poulsen, Werner, Ilsanker, Mukiele, Halstenbuerg, MajetschakCeltic: Gordon, Boyata, Simunovic, Gamboa, Tierney, McGregor, Ntcham, Kouassi, Morgan, Edouard, ChristieSubs: Bain, Izaguirre, Hendry, Sinclair, Hayes, Lustig, Benkovic REVEALED REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 ADVICE last_img read more

BUNCRANA WOMAN GETS €2.5 MIILION IN SETTLEMENT AGAINST HSE

first_imgA Donegal woman with cerebral palsy has been awarded €2.5 million by the HSE after it was claimed her condition is alleged arose from a birth injury.Lauren Tinney from Buncrana sued the HSE through her mother Eleanor over the handling of her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital in May 1988.Lauren Tinney has spastic quadroplegia, she is wheelchair bound, and the court heard she has bouts of depression because she is aware of her injuries. Her lawyers allege she developed cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence during her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital.They say there was a critical delay of over 24 hours in carrying out an emergency caesarean section.There has been no admission of liability by the HSE in a case which was highly contested case and Lauren’s solicitor Roger Murray says she is pleased with today’s settlement.Lauren hopes her settlement will allow her to lead in independent life.EndsBUNCRANA WOMAN GETS €2.5 MIILION IN SETTLEMENT AGAINST HSE was last modified: July 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

Parrikar’s health casts shadow over Goa Assembly session

first_imgGovernment officials and sources in the BJP have raised doubts over whether Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will attend the budget session of the Legislative Assembly scheduled to begin on Monday.Mr. Parrikar is being treated at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for pancreatitis and related ailments.A senior Assembly official, requesting anonymity, said, “The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will decide whether to shorten the budget session to three days, which is due to start on Monday and end on March 22.” Speaker Pramod Sawant later told reporters that a BAC meeting had been convened on Monday to decide whether to curtail the session.Sources in the Goa BJP also said that Mr. Parrikar was not likely to attend the budget session. They said that in case Mr. Parrikar fails to make it to Goa, the budget — scheduled to be presented on February 22 — would be presented by a senior cabinet minister. Presenting the budget Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said, “Mr. Parrikar may not present the budget as doctors have advised him not to attend the session. The BJP has called an emergency meeting of the party’s legislature wing at 10.30 a.m. on Monday for party leaders to apprise MLAs on the Chief Minister’s health … The decision on who will present the budget will be taken at the meeting,” said Mr. Lobo.The BAC will meet after the customary address by Governor Mridula Sinha on the first day of the session, Mr. Lobo added. “We will shorten the session considering the CM’s health,” he said.Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said the Opposition parties would have no objection to the session being curtailed, as the Chief Minister was genuinely ill.Meanwhile, South Goa MP and BJP spokesperson Narendra Savoikar said on Sunday evening said that the Chief Minister would be continuing his treatment in Mumbai on the advice of doctors. “Mr. Parrikar’s treatment is going in the right direction, and he is responding to it. However, he needs sufficient time to recover. Doctors are taking good care of him. We all pray for his speedy recovery,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

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