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CEMENCO Honors Distributor, Employee

first_imgThe Liberia Cement Corporation (CEMENCO) on Friday, April 25, honored one of its distributors, Vamuyan S. Sheriff as the “Highest Purchaser of Cement” and Torfic Tarnue as employee of the year 2014 to 2015.The event brought together employees and officials as well as other distributors and was held at a local resort in Monrovia.Mr. Sheriff, who runs the MaYanly Business Center Incorporated (MBCI), received the company’s prestigious award for the second time.As a Liberian-owned business, MBCI was established in 2009. Sheriff received his first award in 2012.Presenting the award to Mr. Sheriff, the Comptroller General of CEMENCO Mr. Emmanuel Asante praised the honoree for his dedicated services in promoting the institution to the business community in the country.Mr. Asante used the occasion to call on other entrepreneurs and distributors of cement to emulate the good example of the manager of the MBCI.Receiving the award, Mr. Sheriff acknowledged the company for the honor and promised to do all he could to promote the good image of CEMENCO.Mr. Sheriff noted that he was proud to be selected among thousands of CEMENCO distributors in the country to receive such an award.“I’m proud today to receive CEMENCO award as the highest best purchaser of cement for the second time in Liberia. I must give thanks to my wife and colleagues,” he said.The honoree then thanked the management and employees of the company for their fullest support.CEMENCO is one of the oldest firms operating in the country and it holds monopoly on the manufacture of cement in the country.The factory was opened by the late President William V.S. Tubman in early1968. The company announced plans to in November 2012 to build a new manufacturing plant in Liberia.CEMENCO has operated out of warehouses at the Freeport of Monrovia, but an ownership dispute over the warehouse property resulted in its conveyance to a Chinese firm in late 2012.[5]In the mid-2000s, CEMENCO was privately owned partially with shares divided among international firm Scancem, (which owned 62%, the Liberian government (with 29%) and other stockholders,(who owned 9% of the company).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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NDP Say Fuel Tax Hurting Ranchers

first_imging on the Liberal Government to live up to it’s committment to support the Agriculture Industry.Cariboo South MLA Charlie Wyse says the B.C. Cattlemens Association says the fuel tax alone will add 1,300 dollars in cost, for every 200 head of cattle.[asset|aid=95|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Wyse – Support for Ranchers_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Wyse says the new fuel tax is the equivalent of a 16 percent cut in support for Farmers and Ranchers and once the tax is fully implemented it will claw back nearly half of the exisiting support for the industry.last_img

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Forget about Vardy and go for Everton star, Arsenal legend tells Wenger

first_imgArsenal should move on from Jamie Vardy and turn their attentions to Everton’s Romelu Lukaku instead, according to Paul Merson.After Arsene Wenger all but confirmed that the Leicester striker is set to stay with the Premier League champions, the Gunners legend expressed his desire to see Lukaku at the Emirates next season.Merson, speaking on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, said: “If Arsenal come calling for you, and you don’t come in the first 24 hours then you aren’t signing.“I mean, you are talking about one of the biggest clubs in the world. Everybody wants to play for Arsenal.”Lukaku, who bagged a brace for Belgium against the Republic of Ireland in their second group game of Euro 2016, has been linked with a move away from Merseyside all summer.According to Merson, the Belgian would be a welcome addition in North London, provided the fee is right.“I think he’s a bit different, a bit stronger up front which would help Arsenal,” he added.“I can see why Chelsea let him go; he was one of them that needed the ball over the top. But he was a young kid and I think he’s learnt his trade now.“It just depends how much he is.”last_img read more

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Kids run for fun, fitness and funds

first_img“I think it’s just about giving kids alternatives,” she said. After running laps on Thursday, some students talked about what they do for exercise outside of school. Jessica Ellis, 13, and her mother go to a gym at night and walk on the treadmills. For 12-year-old Brett Wieczorek, time after school is spent hitting the trails on his dirt bike. He rides with his uncle and friends for fun and competes against others on his bike in weekend races. Eighth-grader Eryn Wallerstein runs with her dog and plays soccer and basketball. She said her brother, heavily involved in sports, has always encouraged her in athletics. “I grew up being active because my brother plays ball,” the 13-year-old said. “I’m not one of those girls who is afraid to get dirty.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe center not only will be used in physical-education classes, but also will be open to students before and after school and at lunch. Next year another jogathon will raise more funds to furnish the center with 50 Dance Dance Revolution pads. In the popular arcade game, dancers must synchronize their steps to diagrams on a screen. Velarde hopes the equipment will entice students to get more exercise, especially students who aren’t involved in after-school sports and need a place to work out. While many students play soccer, softball and baseball after school, others go straight home under instructions to stay locked indoors, sometimes with siblings to baby-sit, until parents arrive. But those students could still find places at home to jump rope or do sit-ups and jumping jacks, said Taya Poitras, a Canyon Country mother. She hopes the new fitness center will give them more workout options. CANYON COUNTRY – When completed, it will have a 10-foot climbing wall, 16 shiny weight machines and bikes for spin classes. Snazzy athletic club? Not exactly. Expected to open this fall, it’s a new fitness center inside an old gym at Sierra Vista Junior High. “Not only will it transform our school; we’re obviously trying to promote fitness and tackle the obesity issue,” said George Velarde, Sierra Vista’s physical-education department chairman. The school’s students in seventh and eighth grades have raised about $20,000 for the new center through donations from parents and neighbors and a jogathon on Thursday. Teachers and school administrators, who can work out in the new fitness center, also have chipped in. last_img read more

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talkSPORT writers predict which player will win the World Cup 2018 Golden Ball

first_imgLuckily, though, we still get to witness Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo with Argentina, Brazil, and Portugal, respectively.Here at talkSPORT.com we can’t wait to see what they’re going to do and one of men on show is set to win the Golden Ball, given to the best player at the World Cup.So who do our writers believe will win the accolade? Scroll down to find out. The first of two Golden Balls this year, I reckon.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Unfairly denied a crack at the 2014 semi-final in his home country, Neymar has unfinished business at the World Cup. The Brazilian people call it ‘Neymar depencia’ and he thrives under the pressure of carrying an entire nation’s hopes on his shoulders. It will be his tournament. Billy Hawkins (Senior Writer) – Lionel Messi 8 Michael Benson (Staff Writer) – Lionel Messi Anton Stanley (Features Editor) – Neymar I am predicting France and Brazil to do very well in the tournament but it seems likely they will face each other in the semi-finals. Whoever wins this game wins the tournament in my eyes and I back Griezmann and co. to come out on top against Neymar and Brazil. 8 In 2014 they gave this award to Lionel Messi even though he didn’t deserve it. However, this time around I believe he will earn it by leading Argentina on an inspired run to glory, rediscovering his best form along the way. 8 Sean O’Brien (Staff Writer) – Neymar Damian Mannion (Deputy Editor) – Neymar Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball at World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Out in Russia, World Cup 2018 is about to kick-off and supporters drooling at the prospect of watching some of the best players in the world over the next month.Some superstars, like Leonardo Bonucci and Arjen Robben have missed the tournament after Italy and Netherlands failed to qualify. 8 8 Joe Coleman (Staff Writer) – Neymar Jackson Cole (Staff Writer) – Antoine Griezmann He was named Player of the Tournament at the last World Cup despite not being the best player, and I’m expecting the same again this year. 8 If Argentina get to the semi-finals we could see Lionel Messi, perhaps a little undeservedly again, win the Golden Ball. Overall, if he’s fit enough, I believe Neymar will prove his ability at the World Cup and fire Brazil to glory. As much as I would love to see an Englishman winning the accolade and give fans something to be optimistic about for the future, you can’t look past Brazilian talisman Neymar. Eccentric, talented and troublesome in equal measure, the 26-year-old has all the ingredients to be the best in the world and I fully expect to see him taking the mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best after this tournament. 8 8last_img read more

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CLLR MURRAY CALLS FOR COUNCIL DELEGATION TO DEMAND COMPLETION OF GREENCASTLE BREAKWATER

first_imgInishowen Sinn Féin County Councillor Jack Murray has said it is crucial an agreement is reached to make the Greencastle Breakwater completed as soon as possible.Cllr Murray was speaking in advance of today’s Council meeting which will debate his motion calling for a cross-party delegation to meet Minister Simon Coveney in order to agree a framework for the breakwater’s completion.Cllr Murray said “The breakwater project in Greencastle is of crucial importance to the fishing community in North Inishowen. It is also of importance to the tourism industry in our peninsula through the add on benefits to the Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry. “It is also a concern that, in its unfinished state, the breakwater creates a safety hazard for vessels navigating the harbour as it is affecting tidal activity.“The government has invested millions into this project. It makes absolutely no sense to reach this point now and simply leave it to wash away.“Sinn Féin’s TDs have called on the government to invest in public infrastructure such as Greencastle breakwater to boost employment and stimulate the economy. It is economic common sense in times of recession for the state to intervene in this fashion.“I have called for the council to send a cross-party delegation of councillors and senior officials to meet Minister Simon Coveney to agree a framework for the completion of the breakwater as soon as possible. “Due to the support of all parties for this development, I am confident that this motion will be passed on Tuesday and we can take another step in advancing this crucial project.”EndsCLLR MURRAY CALLS FOR COUNCIL DELEGATION TO DEMAND COMPLETION OF GREENCASTLE BREAKWATER was last modified: April 20th, 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) Tags:Cllr Jack MurrayGreencastlelast_img read more

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CAROLS AT CONWAL TO GET CHRISTMAS FEELING UNDERWAY

first_imgChristmas festivities really begin in Letterkenny on Wednesday 19 December at 8 pm with the much-awaited Christmas Carol Concert in the Conwal Parish Church.The music will be performed by the Letterkenny Conwal Singers under the baton of Ms Karen Patton.This year the singers are delighted to announce that they will be joined on the night by two special guests. John Dawson appears as guest organist while Donal Cavanagh from Highland Radio, will deliver the readings.The “Carols at Conwal” concert is now an annual event and the audience will be treated to a mixture of traditional Christmas carols and readings followed by some festive refreshments CAROLS AT CONWAL TO GET CHRISTMAS FEELING UNDERWAY was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:Carols at Conwallast_img read more

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Baranczyk to be Featured Speaker at USA Basketball Sioux Falls Coach Academy

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Drake women’s basketball head coach Jennie Baranczyk will be one of the featured speakers at the USA Basketball Sioux Falls Coach Academy Presented by Nike, USA Basketball announced Wednesday, June 14 afternoon. The academy will take place on June 24-25 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Baranczyk is just one of several successful coaches scheduled to present at the academy. Joining her in Sioux Falls will be Steve Prohm, head men’s basketball coach at Iowa State University, Michael Neighbors, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas, Brian Jones, head men’s basketball coach at the University of North Dakota, Don Showalter, USA Basketball coach development director and an eight-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award winner, Tom Billeter, head men’s basketball coach at Augustana University, Howard Moore, assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin, Dave Schlabaugh, head men’s basketball coach at Cornell College and Pat Sullivan, a motivational speaker and a former collegiate head coach. USA Basketball Coach academies provide valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators of basketball. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, guest speakers deliver on and off court sessions on basketball and leadership topics. Baranczyk has compiled an impressive 99-61 record in five seasons at Drake, including a 61-29 mark in MVC play. Baranczyk has had nine players earn 16 all-conference selections, four MVC Freshman of the Year award winners and two MVC Player of the Year honorees during her tenure. Starting in 2014-15, the Bulldogs have recorded three-consecutive 20-plus win seasons under Baranczyk. It is the first time since 1999-2002 this has occurred at Drake.center_img Baranczyk, who served as a court coach for the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials last month in Colorado Springs, guided Drake to one of the most successful seasons in school history this past year. The Bulldogs won both Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles to earn the program’s 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2007. Registration and more information on the academy is available at: bit.ly/2017CoachAcadSiouxFalls. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY GENERAL A&E TO REOPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY

first_imgThe Emergency Department at flood-hit Letterkenny General Hospital will re-open to patients on Wednesday 12 March at 8am.Letterkenny HospitalThe hospital was severely damaged by torrential rain last July.The HSE estimates that it will cost €40million to repair the damage and upgrade the hospital. At one stage up to 70% of the floor space of the hospital was under water.An independent report by a team of civil engineers is being carried out into the cause of the flood.Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital said the hospital is looking forward to welcoming paients back.“I would like to advise all patients that the work to rebuild the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit following the flood last July has been completed and both Departments will re-open next Wednesday. “We are looking forward to welcoming patients back to these areas of the hospital on Wednesday 12 March. I would like to thank our patients for their co-operation throughout the rebuild programme”.  LETTERKENNY GENERAL A&E TO REOPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY was last modified: March 8th, 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:floodHSELetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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Donegal Daily appeal reunites Peter with Josie after almost 50 years

first_imgA man who sought to find a lady whom he hadn’t seen for almost 50 years has made contact with her thanks to Donegal Daily.Peter Morrison lived in what was the Northern Bank House in Ballybofey in the late 1960s until 1971.He was a very small boy but remembers a young woman working and living in the house and her name was Josie.Peter contacted us as he wanted to meet up with Josie once again to thank her for the kindness and friendship she showed his family.We put out an appeal on Donegal Daily and we were inundated with possible leads as to where Josie was.And earlier today, Peter contacted us again to say he had made contact with Josie and was hoping to meet up with her after 50 years.“He revealed Thank you for your help. It was very successful. Made contact with Josie and it was amazing. We will meet up in the near future. A lovely lady,” wrote Peter.Donegal Daily appeal reunites Peter with Josie after almost 50 years was last modified: June 5th, 2018 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

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