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  • Petroleum Prices Drops to L$295

    first_imgFor the first time in several years, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in close consultation with the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, (LPRC) has announced a reduction of pump prices of gasoline to L$295. The latest reductions in the pump prices of gasoline (PMS) and fuel oil (AGO) is set at 25 and 15 cents respectively.This means, the wholesale price for gasoline is US$3.38 cents and fuel oil is US$3.53 cents, while the pump price for gasoline is US$3.56  or L$295 and fuel oil is US$3.71  or L$310.The reduction takes immediate effect as of last Thursday, November 27, 2014, a circular signed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, and LPRC Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, II confirmed the reductions in the prices. It can be recalled that this is the fourth month in a row that the prices of gasoline and fuel oil have dropped by the government through the Ministry of Commence and the management of the LPRC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • ADRA Country Director Urges Good Hygiene Practice

    first_imgThe Country Director of Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA), Mr. Anthony Zaizay, has called on Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist students to make good hygiene practices a part of their daily lives.He spoke at a back to school program held over the weekend at the school’s campus in Monrovia.Mr. Zaizay attributed the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to the lack of proper hygiene, something he said contributed immensely to Ebola infections in the country. This, he said, led to the death of many and stalled the academic activities of students in the country.He urged the students to heed the preventive measures from the Ministry of Health and partners to keep them safe.Zaizay called on students to focus on their studies and keep themselves safe from contracting any disease by practicing proper hygiene.“Education is very critical to the wellbeing of every human being,” he said, while encouraging students to take up the challenge to become future leaders of Liberia through their studies.He urged the students not to be complacent, adding, “Ebola is still around and so protect yourself by practicing good hygiene. We still have Guinea going through the crisis.”The Country Director then turned over food and school materials to assist the students.Student representative Annie Topoe, in response, applauded the ADRA Country Director for his donations to the school during the height of the Ebola crisis.She said that the back to school celebration was organized to thank God for protecting their lives during the Ebola crisis.She said that fear of the spread of the Ebola virus forced schools to close for six months “and out of those months God kept the students safe and over 100 students returned to school in good health.”She promised, on behalf of the students, to practice proper hygiene to prevent them from falling sick.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Liverpool’s new transfer target, Pogba to Chelsea, Vidal to Man United, Arsenal talks – Transfer Insider

    first_imgThe latest on Liverpool’s Remy-dy, Vidal to Old Trafford, more Arsenal business and plenty of transfer gossip with our Transfer Insider…Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea to EvertonA host of clubs have made offers for Lukaku, and while he is desperate to play in the Champions League, Everton are confident of doing business. Chelsea have accepted a bid, and talks will now take place ahead of a move. (Chances of it happening: 8/10)Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton to ArsenalArsenal are in talks with the Saints over Schneiderlin and the Frenchman has made it clear he wants to leave. The sticking point is the fee, though, with Southampton wanting £27million. Arsenal would pay £20million and talks will continue. (7/10)Jay Rodriguez – Southampton to LiverpoolAfter Loic Remy’s transfer collapsed, Rodriguez is the new target for Liverpool. An initial enquiry has been made but the Reds will only push on with a deal if the price is right. This one will run and run with negotiations set to be dragged out. (5/10)Arturo Vidal – Juventus to Manchester UnitedUnited are keen on Vidal and after being encouraged that he wants to move by his agent, are now weighing up their next move. The fee will be an issue, with Juve wanting £40million-plus. United will get him if they bid that, but are unsure at present. (4/10)Samuel Eto’o – Free agent to West HamEto’o has offered himself to West Ham with the club desperately looking for a new striker. Sam Allardyce is keen on him, but unless he drops his £100,000-a-week wage demands, this deal won’t go through. (3/10)Paul Pogba – Juventus to ChelseaChelsea have been tracking Pogba for the last 18 months and while they’d love to sign the Frenchman, he is now in talks with Juve over a new long-term contract. He’ll most likely stay put this summer and the Blues know it. (1/10) Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez is a Liverpool transfer target 1last_img read more

  • Wenger concedes Premier League title is out of Arsenal’s reach

    first_img1 Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal’s run of form has come too late for them to win the title.The Gunners are now second in the Premier League table following Saturday’s 4-1 demolition of Liverpool at the Emirates and have lost only twice in their last 12 matches in all competitions.But Wenger believes his side will run out of games in their quest to overhaul leaders Chelsea, who lead the table by seven points.“If there was 15 [league] games to go, you would not complain,” the Arsenal manager said.?? “We had a very slow start this season, when we had many important players out together, and we dropped too many points.“We played six games in the Premier League and won two, after that you have a mountain to climb.“But now you can see that when we have everybody back, we can compete and the number of points we have made shows we have the quality to fight at the top.“For the title we need us to be perfect and Chelsea not to be perfect, so let’s focus on what we can master which means our own performance.”last_img read more

  • ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL

    first_imgLadies Masters Team with their Donegal Masters Bronze medalsRosses AC held their Adult presentation night on Friday night last with a large turnout. Ita Gallagher adressed the crowd and updated that we have grown our adult end of the club by 60% with membership now standing at 87 senior athletes.She acknowledged the many successes during the year noting the mens bronze medal in the Donegal novice and the womens silver medals in Donegal and Ulster Novice and rounded of with fine performances at the All Irelands in Waterford recently. The Fit For Life section of the club has really taken off and Elise Gillespie and Sinead Diver were noted for their efforts.Sean McGinley continues to lead the club and his efforts were especially noted and a special surprise birthday cake for Sean added to the occasion.Special mention was made to Aidan Gillespie and his achievements throughout the year where he won medals at the All Ireland Indoors, Donegal Track and Field, All Ireland Track and Field for Senior and Masters and travelled to the European Masters, Our club athletes continue to grow and our footprint is being felt across athletics and races across Donegal.A great night was had by all and a special thanks to all club members for their efforts during the year. The following were the awards made on the night: Edward Harkin – Male Athlete of the Year, Noreen McGee – Female Athlete of the Year, Aidan Gillespie – Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Cathy Breslin – Most Determined Female Athlete of the Year, Noel Boyd – Most Determined Male Athlete of the Year, Elise Gillespie – Fit for Life CoOrdinator, Sinead Diver – Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year, Michael McElroy – Most Improved Male Athlete of the Year, Fit For Life Awards – Margaret Ann Ferry, Sean P. O Fearaigh and Marie Boyle, Notable Performances ward – Noel Diver and Pacer Athlete Charlie Doherty.Cathy Breslin – Most Determined Female Athlete of the Year Aidan Gillespie – Track and Field Athlete of the Year Michael McElroy – Most Improved Male Athlete of the Year Elise Gillespie – Fit for Life CoOrdinator Edward Harkin – Male Athlete of the Year Noreen McGee – Female Athlete of the Year Noel Boyd – Most Determined Male Athlete of the Year Sinead Diver – Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 21st, 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:Presentation nightROSSES AClast_img read more

  • Gardening now gets better for your health with STIHL Cordless Power Systems

    first_imgThe team at Robert Kee Power Equipment in Laghey and Letterkenny Co. Donegal introduce us to the many benefits of their range of STIHL Cordless Power Systems for gardening:At Robert Kee Power Equipment we are finding our customers are becoming more conscious of their health and especially the pollutants that are harmful to both their health and the environment, they are looking for garden equipment that is more environmentally friendly. With EU Environment ministers agreeing to focus on cutting emissions, most garden equipment manufacturers are now also producing a range of cordless battery powered machinery that can compete against the Petrol Powered machines that we have been using for years but are more environmentally friendly. Now you might think battery power means low power or that it will be a lot more expensive but STIHL have developed a range of Cordless garden power tools from the COMPACT Power System for the domestic homeowner right through to PRO Cordless tools which are perfect for professional gardeners and landscapers. This range includes Chainsaws, Brush cutters, Pole Saws, Blowers and Hedge trimmers and what is great about this range of equipment is the STIHL battery fits into every tool in the cordless range meaning you only buy one battery for all tools.  What are the benefits of the STIHL Cordless Power Range?*  Eco-Friendly – No Fumes or pollutants from oil or petrol*  Powerful – Stands up against Petrol Power*  Lightweight – easier to manage holding and carrying equipment* Easy to start – just the push of a button* Interchangeable Batteries – One battery will fit the range of equipment*  Less Maintenance – No Servicing costs, just sharpen blades and  lubrication* Quiet – Suitable for use in noise sensitive areas such as hospitals and residential areas.The Cordless Power SystemThe STIHL Cordless power tools range features the innovative lithium-ion power packs, they deliver plenty of power and a high energy density.  What’s more, they are long lasting and can be charged several hundred times without any noticeable loss of energy.This range of garden equipment is quiet, portable and emissions free and also gives you complete freedom of movement while carrying out your gardening jobs.Here is our pick of the range.The STIHL MSA 200 C-BQ is the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the range.  The high torque and excellent cutting capacity is great for dealing with a range of tasks.  Thanks to it’s quiet EC motor, the saw is perfect to use in noise sensitive areas.  The specially developed STIHL 1/4″ PM3 saw chain achieves outstanding cutting power and smooth running behaviour.  Compatible with both the STIHL AP and AR Batteries. The STIHL FSA85 Cordless Strimmer is light, quiet and powerful cordless brushcutter with easy-to-use AutoCut C 4-2 nylon line mowing head and extended cutting circle for thinning work and mowing smaller areas. With practical spacer bracket for mowing along obstacles and around trees and bushes. Ideal for mowing work in noise-sensitive environments such as parks and cemeteries.The Stihl HSA56 Battery Hedgetrimmer Kit, whether you are pruning shrubs or tackling hedges the HSA 56 is the perfect choice. Light and simple to use, this hedge trimmer is designed with comfort in mind and thanks to the cordless technology, it is quiet too. The impressive cutting performance will make light work of all those trimming jobs around the garden.So if you are looking to invest in some new garden equipment that is both safer for the environment and also your health the STIHL Cordless Power System has a fantastic choice of equipment to choose from. Speak with one of our Sales Team today who will advise you on the correct machine and battery type to suit your needs or check out our full range online at www.robertkee.ie Advertorial FeatureGardening now gets better for your health with STIHL Cordless Power Systems was last modified: April 24th, 2018 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)Tags:GardeningLagheymachineryRobert Kee Power EquipmentTechnologylast_img read more

  • Call for funding applications for Creative Ireland Donegal 2018

    first_imgApplications are invited for funding under the Creative Ireland Donegal 2018 programme under two areas – Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 and European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.Individuals, creative or cultural practitioners, groups and organisations are welcome to apply for funding under this year’s Creative Ireland Donegal programme. Applications under the European Year of Cultural Heritage Grants Scheme should address how the project will ‘make a connection’ with an aspect of cultural, built or natural heritage while applications to the ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’ Grants Scheme should address how the project will celebrate or engage people with the Irish language.  Up to ten grants of €1,500 are available to support activities or works relevant to ‘making a connection’ with our cultural, built or natural heritage in County Donegal and/or to support activities or works relevant to Bliain na Gaeilge in County Donegal. This funding is provided through the ‘Creative Ireland’ programme which is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Donegal County Council.Eileen Burgess, Culture Manager with Donegal County Council explains “we would welcome applications that demonstrate strong partnerships particularly that bring together different backgrounds and skills and which introduce an imaginative and innovative approach”.Applications received will be assessed against predetermined criteria and all applications must be submitted to Creative Ireland (Donegal), Donegal County Council, Rosemount Lane, Letterkenny, F92 KP90 or to CreativeIreland@Donegalcoco.ie by 12 noon on Friday 27 July 2018. Projects must be completed and funding drawn down by Thursday 1 November 2018. For more information visit www.donegalcoco.ie.Call for funding applications for Creative Ireland Donegal 2018 was last modified: July 12th, 2018 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

  • Half-time: Chelsea 0 Norwich 0

    first_imgAndre Schurrle hit the post and Norwich might have had a first-half penalty at Stamford Bridge.The home side attacked from the off and John Ruddy comfortably saved an effort from Schurrle before a mistake by Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic led to Martin Olsson being given a clear sight of goal.Olsson went down in the box following contact from both John Terry and Ashley Cole as they flew into last-ditch challenges after Matic had given the ball away.Having appealed in vain for a spot-kick, Olsson later gave Chelsea another anxious moment with a right-wing cross which just evaded Bradley Johnson.At the other end, Terry headed straight at Ruddy from Willian’s corner.Matic then atoned for his earlier error with a lovely pass through to Schurrle, who cut in from the left and side-footed beyond Ruddy and against the woodwork.Schurrle also tested Ruddy with another low shot which the Canaries keeper did well to hold.A win in their penultimate match of the season would take Jose Mourinho’s team to the top of the Premier League, although title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City each have a game in hand.Eden Hazard is among the Chelsea substitutes, while were are starting places for Demba Ba, Frank Lampard and Mohamed Salah.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Matic; Salah, Willian, Schurrle; Ba. Subs: Hilario, Kalas, Luiz, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Torres, Eto’o.Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Turner, Whittaker; Tettey; Snodgrass, Johnson, Howson, Olsson; Elmander. Subs: Bunn, Bassong, Van Wolfswinkel, Fer, Hooper, E Bennett, Redmond.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Levi’s Stadium: SF 49ers season tickets include unlimited food and drink

    first_imgBust out the stretchy pants, 49ers Faithful. Your season tickets now come with those hot dogs, nachos and chicken tenders included in the price.A new member-inclusive menu featuring more than 15 of the most popular concessions items is being introduced at Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers’ 2020 season. Season tickets will increase an average of $20 per ticket and will include unlimited beef and vegan hot dogs, sausages, garlic fries, pretzels, Pepsi soft drinks, Peet’s coffee, …last_img

  • Tracking ID applications by SMS

    first_imgPeople who apply for South African identity documents (IDs) or passports – including those who applied after 9 February 2007 – can now track the progress of their application via cellphone or internet.The ID track and trace system has been implemented at all Home Affairs offices across the country. (Image: Lowvelder)Brand South Africa reporterSpeaking to journalists in Cape Town last month, Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the ID track and trace system had been implemented at all Home Affairs offices across the country, after its progressive roll-out through the year.“We’re not saying the system is perfect, but we do believe it will reduce the long queues at Home Affairs offices, and we’re hoping that by the end of the year citizens will be able to report some form of satisfaction,” Mapisa-Nqakula said.To make a query via SMS, citizens can simply send an SMS containing the letters ID, followed by a space, followed by their ID number, to 32551. For passport applications, the SMS should contain the letter P, followed by a space, followed by ID number. Each SMS costs R1.The system, developed by external IT experts working together with government officials, allows departmental managers to trace an ID or passport application from the moment it is lodged through every stage of the process until it is delivered to the applicant.It also allows for monitoring of productivity, allowing managers to establish which Home Affairs office is responsible for any particular ID application.The new system will cut down not only on the queues at Home Affairs offices around the country, but also on the opportunities for corruption.“By clearly identifying each official responsible for every step of the process, [the system] will allow managers to find any departmental employee who substitutes photographs and sells IDs illegally, alters details on the central registry system, or creates fraudulent ID numbers,” the department said in a statement last month.The system will also help improve the turn-around time for the processing of applications and delivery of new ID books.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria this week, Home Affairs Director-General Mavuso Msimang said the system was being bolstered with staff and management training, the addition of new fingerprint scanning machines, and better use of existing image capturing machines.It currently takes over 100 days for an ID book to be processed, and by the time a customer receives it, it has been handled about 80 times, Msimang said. The department would be looking to remove a number of bottlenecks from this process.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more