Liberian Entrepreneur Gets ‘Importation Right’

first_imgA Liberian entrepreneur, Abraham E. Bah, has duly obtained ‘importation right’ of Indonesian products in Liberia.Mr. Bah was certified to also distribute and market 16 Indonesian food and non-food products, which include antibacterial medicated soaps, sports soaps, energy and stamina plus drinks, juices and coffee of high-standard qualities.An importation right is the legal ability to import a product into a certain country. Importation means “bringing goods from one country to another.”The brands of the products are Hemaviton, Floridina, Medibath, Olive, ABC and Kapri.Speaking to reporters at a news conference yesterday, Mr. Bah said he also supervises the importation of the products in four countries, namely; Sierra Leone, Guinea, the Gambia and Senegal.He told journalists that the Indonesian products are of high quality, for example the Medibath antibacterial medicated soap contains TCC, which functions as antiseptic, and citronella oil as primary mosquito repellant.“TCC is a typical component that has been scientifically tested as effective for sanitizing skin, while citronella is particularly useful for fending off mosquitoes, yet they are safe and harmless for human skin,” Mr. Bah said.According to the Liberian entrepreneur, the whole sales of these products are at the Afrindo Business International Incorporated, situated at the Tweh Farm community, adjacent the Gbapolu County car parking.This is the first Liberian to be certified to import Indonesian products into the Liberian economic and also serve as liaise between the manufacturing company and four other African countries.Meanwhile, apart from having the importation right of the Indonesia products, Mr. Bah is also the owner of the multi-shopping and market center, which comprised of 49 stores, a market building, parking lot known as the Gbapolu Parking Center amongst others.The multi-shopping center was constructed and dedicated June 2011.Speaker to our Business Desk, over 20 Liberians yesterday expressed their thanks and appreciation to Mr. Bah for the multi-shop and market center, which has provided jobs for them and other Liberians.According to Mariama Siryon, a chicken seller, she stated that over 200 persons are benefiting from the market, while Jerome Johnson disclosed that 49 family heads benefit from the storage facilities besides the money changers, internet café and drivers, who are also beneficiaries.“We will be forever grateful to Mr. Bah for this venture,” Madam Nancy Nah, one of the petite traders using Bah’s storage facility, said.“My aim is to create more jobs and take people from poverty and also make available conditions that will not just meet our people’s needs but improve their lives,” said Mr. Abraham Bah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

An outlook on the price of crude oil amid the fallen value

first_imgMark Salkeld is President of the Calgary based Petroleum Services Association of Canada and he believes there’s a new norm in place, and $100.00 a barrel oil is an endangered species.In fact, he hesitantly says we’re not likely to see $70.00 a barrel again before next year.“I hesitated a little bit only because I have been attending so many different presentations from banks, from investment groups; from people that are smart on this kind of stuff,” says Salkeld. “And the one constancy is nobody knows for sure.”- Advertisement -Salkeld says some industry insiders are hopeful things will turn around this summer.“I’m obviously hopeful that he’s right, but I’ve been hearing too much about 2015 as being a write-off – which just about makes sense because everything is ramped down and it takes so long to get ramped back up again,” Salkeld explains.He says it’s also rumoured that Middle Eastern oil producers have secured enough of a nest egg that they can continue selling their crude oil at the current price for at least the next two years.Advertisement He was somewhat more optimistic about B.C. – citing potential LNG development.“We’ve had a lull with all the press on LNG, but I can’t help thinks it’s a calm before the storm.”Salkeld says he’s optimistic that LNG development will commence in the summer of 2015.last_img read more

HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS AS MINISTER IN DONEGAL FOR PRAMERICA ANNOUNCEMENT

first_imgFrank Ryan, Chairman – IDA Ireland, Minister Richard Bruton, Martin Shanahan, CEO – IDA IrelandJOBS Minister Richard Bruton will make a rare jobs announcement outside of Dublin today when he visits Donegal to give recognition to one of our huge successes.Pramerica, the Letterkenny-based financial company, will formally unveil plans for its new premises in the town – with hundreds of new positions.The company has been so stretched for space that 200 employees currently work from home. Company boss Caroline Faulkner will formally announce the plans to staff and the Minister today.It follows our story three weeks ago when plans for the new premises were approved by Donegal County Council.The IDA is backing the multi-million euro expansion plans.  HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS AS MINISTER IN DONEGAL FOR PRAMERICA ANNOUNCEMENT was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:AmericaIDAinvestmentletterkennypramericalast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS LADIES RECORD EMPHATIC WIN OVER GLENSWILLY

first_imgUrris GAA News: SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: Both teams travelled to Newton on Saturday night but neither team had any luck on the night. Final score in Senior Game: N Colmcille 1-09 Urris 2-03.Final score in reserve match urris 1-07 N Colmcille (Newtown) 1-13.(match report in Local Papers). Next fixture is home to Burt on Saturday night though this may change to Sunday as the Donegal Hurlers play on Saturday please check our Facebook page for updates. LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies played Glenswilly last week and won by 6-12 to 2-09. Please check our Facebook page for upcoming fixtures.CLUB Iorras: April winners: €50-Michael & Eilish Doherty, Letter, €30-Rose Kelly, Dunaff and €20-Jimmy Donaghey, Dunaff. Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 30th April. No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 5, 13, 14, & 24. €15 winners: Barbara Doherty, Glebe, Danny Og Cooney, Crossconnell, T Mc Nann, Banbridge, Sadie Porter, C/o Bingo and Madeline Mc Eleney, Annaugh. Jackpot next week €1,060. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support CLG Iorras in this weekly draw.Gaeltacht Scholarship: The club has been awarded a partial scholarship (probably about €150) which can be put towards Gaeltacht stays in the following Rannafast, Lochanuir or Teileann. Anyone interested please contact club secretary David Hession on 0860538537 and we will put names into a draw if enough interest.U12 Go Games: Our U12 team are home to Carndonagh on Tuesday night at 6.30pm.U10 Boys & Girls Training: Training for the U10 boys and girls in Straid every Friday from 4pm to 5pm. Well done to all the boys & girls from the club who took part in the Go Games in Malin last Saturday. There was a good mixture of ages and all battled well despite the cold and wet weather. The coaches and CLG Iorras wish to thank all who helped out today, parents and even the bus driver who also got a job!! Thanks one and all, your support and help much appreciated,U6 & U8 : Training every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon in Straid.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS LADIES RECORD EMPHATIC WIN OVER GLENSWILLY was last modified: May 5th, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

TERMON LADIES IN STUNNING COMEBACK TO DRAW ULSTER SENIOR FINAL

first_imgTHEY went into the game against Donaghmoyne as underdogs – but Termon Ladies pulled off a stunning comeback to draw their Ulster Senior Championship final with the Monaghan champions this afternoon.The Clones decider – essentially a ‘home’ match for Donaghmoyne – was a real cracker.And to be honest Termon looked out of it at half-time, having scored just once. But that score was a goal, so the Donegal side trailed by six – losing 0-09 to 1-00.And so it would prove to be a vital score.Donaghmoyne contined to rack up the points in the second half and extended their lead to nine points.But Termon came steam-rolling back into it with Geraldine McLaughlin again superb and closed the gap to just a point with a few minutes left before levelling before the final whistle to force a replay on a score of Termon 4-05, Donaghmoyne 1-14. (17 points each).  TERMON LADIES IN STUNNING COMEBACK TO DRAW ULSTER SENIOR FINAL was last modified: October 20th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DonaghmoyneTermonUlster Finallast_img read more

MOTHER’S ANGER AS THIEVES TARGET TEENS AT PULSE NIGHTCLUB DISCO

first_imgNICKED: A PHONE LIKE THISAN angry mum has warned other parents after her daughter’s expensive phone and camera were stolen at an underage disco at Letterkenny’s Pulse nightclub on Thursday night.The canary yellow blackberry and a lumix camera were swiped, amid reports of other thefts at the club on the night.The mum praised door staff at the club for helping to search for the items – and now she’s hoping that someone will come forward and give back the items “My daughter is so so upset that it could happen so quickly and she and a bouncer searched for it very soon after it happened,” she said.“Another phone was taken on the night as well. It’s just so annoying that thieves can do this to a teenager on an innocent night out.”Anyone with information on the thefts is urged to contact Gardai.  MOTHER’S ANGER AS THIEVES TARGET TEENS AT PULSE NIGHTCLUB DISCO was last modified: August 18th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Donegal County Council to consider taking over two ‘degraded’ roads

first_imgDonegal County Council is to consider taking over two roads that have fallen into poor states.Councillor Liam Blaney told the Letterkenny Municipal District’s January meeting that residents have become frustrated at the condition of the Drumfad/Carland-Ballymashannagh/Kerrykeel road and the Doaghbeg to Doaghcrabbin road.“People are asking all the time what is happening with these roads,” Councillor Blaney said. “A lot of people use the roads. The first is a road that connects two county roads and the other is a ring road that comes back onto a county road and also leads to a beach.”Councillor Ian McGarvey added: “These roads are very convenient and have been degraded. Every effort needs to be made to deal with them.”In response, Donegal County Council has said that Councillor Blaney’s motion will be considered in accordance with the Council’s adopted policy on the take over of roads and a report brought to a further meeting.Donegal County Council to consider taking over two ‘degraded’ roads was last modified: January 10th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor Liam BlaneyFanadKERRYKEELLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

The South African Human Rights Commission

first_imgThe South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and the protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterWhat are human rights?Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. The list of human rights protected in South Africa is contained in the Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution, the highest law in our country.What are human rights violations?If someone ignores or abuses your rights, it is called a violation of those rights. For example, if someone treats a person differently because of his or her race, gender, age or ethnic group, that person’s right to equality is being abused or violated.What does the Commission do?In accordance with the Constitution and the Human Rights Commission Act of 1994, the tasks of the Human Rights Commission are to:Develop an awareness of human rights among the people of South Africa.Make recommendations to the state to improve the carrying out of human rights.Undertake studies and report to Parliament on matters relating to human rights.Investigate complaints of violations of human rights and seek appropriate relief.The Commission works with government, civil society and individuals, both in South Africa and internationally, acting as both a watchdog and a visible route through which people can access their rights.While the handling and management of complaints about human rights violations lies at the heart of the Commission’s work, it also aims to create a national culture of human rights through its advocacy, research and legal functions. In addition, the Commission monitors and develops standards of human rights law.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaWhat does the Commission investigate?The Commission investigates alleged violations of or threats to a fundamental right. It can do this on its own accord, or in response to a complaint laid by the public.What won’t the Commission investigate?The Commission has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints regarding to events that happened before 27 April 1994. It also does not investigate:Complaints based solely on hearsay, rumour or media reports; or one that is viewed to be frivolous, misconceived or incomprehensible.An anonymous complaint.A complaint that is subject of a dispute before a court.Complaints that are lodged more than three years after the alleged violation occurred.Complaining to the CommissionYou must lodge the complaint in the province where the alleged violation took place. You can do so personally or on behalf of another person or group, and you may request confidentiality.Once your complaint has been accepted, an investigator will be appointed within seven days and you’ll be contacted to confirm details.The Commission’s structureThe Human Rights Commission is made up of the commission, which sets out policy, and a secretariat, which implements policy. The chairperson is overall head, and there are up to 10 other commissioners, each responsible for a particular aspect of human rights – children, disability, civil rights, etc – as well as for a South African region.Commissioners are appointed by Parliament on a seven-year term, and can be reappointed for an additional term.The Commission has set up offices in all nine provinces to ensure that its services are widely accessible. See its complaints page for full contact details of its provincial offices.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaOn Twitter: @SAHRCommissionOn Facebook: www.facebook.com/sahumanrightscommissionSource: South African Human Rights CommissionReviewed February 2014Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Fair probe sought into Umar Khan’s death

first_imgA human rights body here on Monday demanded a fair and impartial probe into the murder of dairy farmer Umar Khan in Alwar district on November 10, while questioning the claim of the police that it was the result of a fight between two gangs of criminals.The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) said though all evidence pointed that cow vigilantes were behind the attack, the police had described the attackers as members of a gang of robbers.The police have arrested two of the attackers and booked Umar’s companions Tahir and Javed in a cow smuggling case. They have since surrendered at the Govindgarh police station and are at present in judicial custody.The NCHRO, which sent its fact-finding team to the area, took exception to the police chowkis in the Mewat region doubling up as “gau raksha posts” since the BJP government took over. It demanded that Umar’s family be given ₹10 lakh as compensation, the case against Tahir and Javed be withdrawn and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be appointed to probe into the crime in order to instil faith among the people of Mewat region in the law enforcement system.last_img read more

London Olympics: Florent Manaudou wins gold in 50m freestyle swimming

first_imgFrench swimmer Florent Manaudou shot to the Olympic 50m freestyle gold, consigning defending champion Cesar Cielo to his first major final defeat in four years. Manaudou won in 21.34 seconds, with American Cullen Jones taking the silver two tenths of a second slower on Friday.World record holder Cesar Cielo took bronze in 21.59, tapping home just five hundredths of a second behind Jones.Cielo has not been beaten in 50m since winning gold in Beijing.Asked whether he could believe he had won the gold, the 21-year-old Manaudou, the younger brother of women’s Olympic gold medallist Laure Manaudou, didn’t hesitate.”If I didn’t believe it, I wouldn’t be in an Olympic final. I was very relaxed. I think it’s the secret, being relaxed,” he said.He admitted, however, that he wasn’t sure he had the gold in the bag when he touched home.”I didn’t know. In the 50m it’s very quick, you don’t look. I saw the light come on. I knew I was going to be on the podium, which was great, but I didn’t know I would be first.”last_img read more