West Pointers Endorse Dr. Jones

first_imgHundreds of residents in West Point’s Electoral District #7, Montserrado County, last Saturday endorsed Dr. J. Mills Jones, former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, for President in the 2017 elections.In their statement, the residents, under the banner of Citizens United for Transformation (CUFT), said Dr. Jones is the right candidate to lead the country after President Sirleaf’s tenure. Dr. Jones, is the standard bearer of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) political party.Ms. Clara Kiazulu, who read the statement, said West Pointers are endorsing Dr. Jones from among the many candidates for President because of his commitment to lift Liberians from poverty, demonstrated when he served as Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia.“You, Dr. Jones, represent the symbol of the core values of individual freedom and social justice that our founding fathers envisaged for all Liberians,” said Ms. Kiazulu.She recounted what she described as his “exemplary leadership at the Central Bank of Liberia,” where he launched and defended the micro-loan program, a financial inclusion policy which she said has lifted out of poverty thousands of ordinary Liberians, including but not limited to market women and the poor. This initiative was indicative of Dr. Jones’ determination to see all Liberians elevated from “economic slavery that has troubled the Liberian people for too long,” she said.The availability of banking services in all parts of the country with at least one financial institution in each of the 15 counties also reflected Dr. Jones’ visionary leadership, said Kiazulu. The statement also commended him for his courage to complete the erection of the new CBL headquarters, described as the most modern building in the Republic of Liberia.“If you could accomplish these landmark achievements just as head of the banking sector, we hold no doubt that you can lead a real transformative agenda to improve Liberia and Liberians to take a realistic foothold in owning and controlling their economy,” the statement declaredDr. Jones has affected the lives of many Liberians, who can stand today and boast of his humanitarian gestures, particularly the business community and students, read the statement, adding, since he has done these things for us, if given the Presidency, he will do more forLiberians and also develop our country.” West Pointers called on Liberians to vote wisely in 2017 because “we don’t want old wine in new bottles.” Receiving the statement, Dr. Jones thanked the group for “thinking positively” and joining “a party that means business for Liberians.”He promised to change government’s approach to development from relying first on others to relying first on itself. “Our orientation will change from frustration and dependency to hope and self-reliant development. I believe that our international partners will welcome our self-initiative and home-grown economics and development agenda, and will work with us to gain greater results once they see that we are becoming drivers of our own development and not acting as helpless beggars.Dr. Jones assured supporters of more economic improvements in Liberia when he is elected president.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PFAN to Support Climate Adaptation, Renewable Energy Projects

first_imgMr. Idahor: “We want the participants to develop great climate change and clean energy projects .”Private Financial Advisory Network (PFAN), a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts was on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, introduced in Liberia to support entrepreneurs, who are engaged in advancing projects related to climate change adaptation and renewable energy.The introduction of the program was in Monrovia and was attended by more than 20 entrepreneurs in the climate change adaptation and renewable energy sectors.PFAN advises low-carbon, climate resilient businesses in developing countries, and matches projects to appropriate private financing with the aim to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and build climate resilience, thereby contributing to the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs.)  Currently, PFAN is hosted and managed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). It brings together key business players and government agencies to identify opportunities to form partnerships, access business development technical support and accelerate funding for climate Adaption and clean energy projects.  Primarily, PFAN works with Renewable Energy project developers, offering coaching and business model structuring, with the aim to present bankable adaptation projects to financial investors, bridging the gap between investors and adaptation-related business opportunities.PFAN Liberia Coordinator, Wilson Idahor, who introduced the organization to the renewable energy and climate change project developers, said since PFAN was established in 2006, it has raised a total financing of US$1.4 billion to build, install and operate over 890 megawatts of clean power for 113 projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America. He said the projects include solar and wind farms, biomass and biogas power plants, small hydro generators, and mini-grids for rural communities. According to Mr. Idahor, these projects have prevented over 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide that otherwise could have been released in to the atmosphere annually. Mr. Idahor the called on the participants to develop great climate change and clean energy projects that can attract necessary investments to help the country reduce GHG. “We are willing to receive business plans from you that we can help to appropriately structure and attract investors, because this organization cannot meet its goals without working with private sectors,” he said. He further said that those business plans that could be shared with his organization must be sustainable to address GHG emissions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wenger coy over Reid rumours and admits Arsenal are in the hunt for a defender

first_img West Ham defender Winston Reid takes on Eden Hazard 1 Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for West Ham centre-back Winston Reid and says he wants to sign another defender before the end of January.The Arsenal boss has been strongly linked with a move for the New Zealand international who has yet to agree a new contract with the east London club and can walk away as a free agent at the end of the season.Reid has been one of the star performers for West Ham over the last few years and has played a major role in helping the club push for a top six finish this season.Wenger has been plagued by injury problems to key defenders this season and wants to bring in another quality signing before the window closes at the end of January.When asked if he was interested in a move for Reid, Wenger said: “Of course. We are out on the market and we work very hard every day. All of our scouts are working hard to find a defender.”last_img read more

Yanga warn they will feast on Super Cup glory

first_img“Last year we had so many problems because most of the players did not travel to Nakuru including the coach. This time round, we are better prepared and as players we will do our best and work hard and I believe we will achieve the objective of going into the final,” skipper Ibrahim Ajib who was part of the squad in Nakuru said.Yanga begin their campaign Tuesday evening against Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks at their fortress in the national stadium and coming up against a Kenyan side that has been scaling the improvement ladder, they know they will be in for a tough test.Head coach Mwinyi Zahera has insisted that his target for this tournament is to play three games; the first round, semi-final and the final.Yanga skipper Ibrahim Ajib passes the ball in training during a session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaYou might mistake the Congolese tactician’s confidence for arrogance, but the tactician bears a lit of respect for Sharks who he terms as a tough team.“This is one of the tournaments we had planned for as a team and our objective is to play three games. We know it will not be easy. But we will put in our strongest 11 because if our objective is to win, then we don’t have a choice but to put in a strong team,” Zahera noted.He added; “Kariobangi Sharks is a big team; I have watched two of their videos and they have very good players and it is a team we should be prepared for. Everyone who comes up to play against Yanga brings in their A game and we don’t expect it different with Sharks.”Yanga come into the evening tie with some good form under their belts.Yanga striker Amissi Tambwe hydrates during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThey sit top of the Tanzanian premier League with 53 points after 19 matches, a cool 12 points ahead of second placed Azam who have played a match less. Arch rivals Simba SC are fourth with 33 points, 20 behind the leaders, though they have played five matches less.The Dar-based side is on a crazy run of unbeaten matches. Since their last loss against Rayon Sport in the CAF Confederations Cup in Kigali last year August, Yanga have dropped points in only two of their last 18 matches.At the national stadium in Dar, their last defeat came off a Kenyan opponent, when SportPesa Super Cup defending champions Gor Mahia beat them 3-2 in a CAF Confederations Cup fixture.Skipper Ajib is livid that with their run of form, tumbling them over at Taifa is out of the question.“We are well prepared for this game. We are on a good run of form and the coach has given us the tournament objective. As players, we will work hard to achieve what he has set out for us,” the midfield maestro pointed out.Yanga are looking to get into the final for the first time ever, having exited in the semi-final of the maiden edition in 2017 losing 4-2 on penalties to AFC Leopards. They had earlier on won with similar fashion against Tusker FC in the first round.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yanga head coach Mwinyi Zahera feeds his players with instruction during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 22 – Tanzanian Premier League leaders Dar Young Africans (Yanga) have vowed to ensure the SportPesa Super Cup remains in the capital, especially coming into this year’s showpiece with wounds from their embarrassing exit in Nakuru last season fresh on their minds.Yanga suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Kenyan Premier League mid-table side Kakamega Homeboyz to exit the tournament in shame, but the Jangwani giants have vowed to atone for the hurt they put their fans through by winning the trophy on home soil.last_img read more

Chelsea star admits they must improve mentally after defeat to Crystal Palace

first_img1 Chelsea star Kurt Zouma Kurt Zouma has suggested it is taking Chelsea time to adjust to being the defending Premier League champions.Jose Mourinho’s side are the one the others are trying to dethrone and on Saturday lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace – the team against whom they secured the title in May.Chelsea, after a second loss in Mourinho’s 100th home league game, have four points from their opening four matches and are eight points behind rivals Manchester City.“We have to improve everything,” Zouma told Chelsea TV.“Mentally we have to improve. The season after we are champions, it’s really difficult to prepare ourselves.“To improve is more difficult, but we have to improve ourselves and keep going, keep working.”last_img

Liverpool v Manchester United team news: Lucas starts for the Reds, visitors are unchanged

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United made just one change between them from their midweek Premier League games as the two north west rivals prepared for Sunday’s clash at Anfield.You can listen to the showdown exclusively live on talkSPORT from 2.05pm BST.The hosts were the side to make that alteration, with Lucas Leiva coming into replace Jordon Ibe who drops to the bench alongside Christian Benteke.United are unchanged from the 3-3 draw at Newcastle, which means no place for either Juan Mata or Memphis Depay in Louis van Gaal’s starting XI.Could this be a potentially pivotal day in the race for the top four?Liverpool team: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Firmino.Manchester United team: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney Lucas Leiva 1last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – ARENA 7 CELEBRATE TEN INCREDIBLE YEARS IN BUSINESS

first_imgArena 7 celebrated ten incredible years in business with a sensational night of entertainment last Friday evening.Enda, Claire and all the staff at Arena 7 would like to thank everyone who attended the celebration and helped make the night a terrific success.They want to thank all their loyal customers for all their support over the last decade as they strive to maintain the success they’ve already achieved. To check out more photos from the night, or to check out some of the offers available at Arena 7 then go on their Facebook now.https://www.facebook.com/Arena7 PICTURE SPECIAL – ARENA 7 CELEBRATE TEN INCREDIBLE YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: September 11th, 2014 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:Arena 7BusinessFeaturesnewspicture speciallast_img read more

OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’

first_imgThe horrific state of the woods left behind by so-called ‘campers.’This is the disgusting site which greeted walkers in one of Donegal’s most scenic woods yesterday.The vile mess was left behind at Lisnagra Woods in Muff by ‘campers’ who left their campsite like a rubbish site.Items of clothing were also left behind.The thoughtless vandals even left their tent behind. Walker Gary McDaid who found the mess was horrified by the picture he was gutted with while out and about.Big-hearted Gary has vowed to return to the forest today to clean up the mess.If whoever created the mess had any decency or community spirit in them, they would get there before him.OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’ was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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:campersdonegalLisnagra Woodslittermuffrubbishlast_img read more

DONEGAL ESB CREWS SPEND NIGHT IN NORTH TRYING TO FIX BROKEN POWER LINES

first_imgESB Crews from Co Donegal have spent the night in the North trying to help restore broken power lines as 40,000 homes were plunged into darkness.Northern Ireland Electricity has launched an investigation after a blackout left around 200,000 homes and businesses temporarily without power in the Belfast area on Friday night.It is the first time in decades that a a power cut on such a huge scale had happened in Belfast. The power cut, which lasted between 10-20 minutes in parts of the city, was caused by a major fault on the transmission network.Electricity was later restored to all customers affected by that fault.Last night there were reports of 10ft snow drifts in Mallusk, around six miles outside Belfast.Around 44,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity across Northern Ireland after storm-force winds of up to 55mph and heavy snow damaged the electricity network. At one point 100,000 homes were without power across the six counties. DONEGAL ESB CREWS SPEND NIGHT IN NORTH TRYING TO FIX BROKEN POWER LINES was last modified: March 23rd, 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:DONEGAL ESB CREWS SPEND NIGHT IN NORTH TRYING TO FIX BROKEN POWER LINESlast_img read more

GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO BLOCK MASSIVE SALARY OF BANK BOSS – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty TD, has said Minister Michael Noonan should use the state’s stake in Bank of Ireland to vote against the salary of CEO Richie Boucher and other directors.Deputy Doherty said: “Minister Noonan has indicated that he will abstain on the vote on Richie Boucher’s salary at the bank’s AGM taking place tomorrow.“Richie Boucher took home €843,000 in 2012. His remuneration and that of other directors is up for approval by shareholders at tomorrow’s AGM. “For Minister Noonan, who is s a 15% shareholder in the bank to not object to this is scandalous. This week the government refused to rule out legislating to cut the wages of frontline workers. It seems austerity is only for lower and middle income earners.“The minister cannot hide behind the fact that it was Fianna Fáil who agreed Mr Boucher’s pay scale. The government has had two years to act on bankers’ pay but has refused to do so. They have bottled it.“The state has sunk billions into Bank of Ireland and now Minister Noonan is refusing to use that clout to make the top dogs face reality and take a pay-cut.”  GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO BLOCK MASSIVE SALARY OF BANK BOSS – DOHERTY was last modified: April 23rd, 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:GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO BLOCK MASSIVE SALARY OF BANK BOSS – DOHERTYlast_img read more