CDA Trains Locals in Mining Sector

first_imgA two-day pre-cooperative training conducted under the auspices of the cooperative Development Agency (CDA,) for the Garlo Mining and Development Cooperative Society, has ended with a call on the facilitators to include inhabitants from other communities near the venue to the training.The training was conducted in Belle Kpalamon Town, Fuamah District in Bong County from January 3 to January 5, 2014, by CDA’s representative based in Gbarnga, Thomas Malike. Malike was accompanied to the area by Nyan T. Duarto also from CDA, while Jackson Yelewon represented the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLM&E), and Thomas Kollie represented the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) respectively.The two days event brought together over 200 participants who included locals as well as representatives of youth and women organizations, the elders and the chiefs of the various communities.Mr. Golwin I. Wilson, who is the director of operations at the Liberia Holding Company, among other things, promised to invest over US$5M into activities of the Garlo Mining and Development Cooperative society based in Degii Town, Fuamah District.Other development initiatives Mr. Wilson promised the residents included, construction of schools, clinics, safe drinking water and jobs creation.During the two-day training, facilitators underscored the importance of cooperative meetings, minutes and reporting system, cooperative structure and how to identify the differences between cooperative and corporation.In two months’ time, the CDA will also conduct another round of training relatives to financial management and good governance, but at a different locality.The objective of the training, according to the organizers, is to among other things give the participants the central idea of how to conduct their own cooperative, the rights and obligations of cooperative to its members.Meanwhile, some of the participants who spoke to this paper, expressed their gratitude to the facilitators and have therefore, promised the take lessons acquired to those who did not have the opportunity to attend.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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Taekwondo Association Creates Ebola Awareness

first_imgThe Liberia Taekwondo Association last Saturday created Ebola Virus Disease preventive measures awareness, along with a parade in Monrovia. The LTA also held a brief exhibition match at the Sports Commission, on Broad in Monrovia.The association’s president Gbene Wode Doh Baker told the Daily Observer that the parade and the exhibition match were meant to reinforced awareness on preventive measures from the Liberian government towards the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.“We also want our athletes and the general public to recognize the need for our continuous use of preventive measures against the virus,” President Baker said.At the Sports Commission, taekwondo athletes engaged in several demonstrations to end their activities.The association meanwhile displaced new outfits received from South East Asia for its programs.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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Taylor’s Winter Olympics returning this weekend

first_imgGames will begin at 1 p.m., running until 4 p.m., and will be followed by a gathering back in the Community Hall. The day will feature a slew of fun, winter events such as snowshoeing, unique dog sled races, frozen boot curling, and a gold pan toss, just to name a few.Categories are set up for the afternoon to provide an opportunity for participants of all ages to partake in the festivities. Divisions will include Tykes (2-5), Children (6-12), Teens (13-18) and finally Adults/Seniors (18 and up).While competitors won’t be receiving medals for their efforts, they won’t be leaving the Olympics empty handed either.- Advertisement -Participants will be competing for chances to win a variety of door prizes following the afternoon’s events.Organizers say the games were well received last year, as approximately 120 people took part in the last Taylor Winter Games, and hope the predicted nice weather will help attract a lot of participants.The Olympics, which are free of charge to participate in, will begin at the Taylor Community Hall at noon, with an hour for lunch and registration.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Registration now open at Taylor Curling Club

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Curling Club is now accepting registration for the 2019-2020 season.Participants can sign up for the Wednesday Night Ladies League and the Thursday Night Mens League.The cost to register for a membership is $200.00 per adult, new members for $100.00 and $100.00 for seniors 60 plus and teens.- Advertisement -To register a team for the Wednesday Night Ladies League, you can call Jen Mathieson at 250-261-2478.To register a team for the Thursday Night Mens League, you can call Anthony Purchase at 250-793-9557.For more information, you can visit the Taylor Curling Club’s Facebook page.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Free to good homes: trees and toilets

first_img “Basically, it’s subject to eligibility,” said Tom Gackstetter, the DWP’s manager of water conservation. If the house already has low-flush toilets, it’s not eligible for a free one. Notice I said house and not you. “The history remains with the house, not the homeowner,” Gackstetter explained. Homeowners may call (800) 203-7380 to find out their status. Follow the recorded prompts and be prepared to wait. You also have to be a DWP customer, too. The toilets are worth about $100, and installation is free. The ultra-low-flush toilet uses 1.6 gallons of water as opposed to 3.5 gallons for the the old style. Gackstetter says they do the job despite less water in the tank. “We’ve actually distributed thousands and we have a high degree of confidence that customers will be satisfied with the toilets they receive,” he said. The program also includes free toilet leak checks when shower heads and aerators are installed. If the toilet is leaking, the flapper will be replaced. For free, if the DWP’s universal flapper fits. And Gackstetter said their flappers fit most models. He also notes that it’s a good program for anyone selling a house because an ordinance amended in 1999 requires that ultra-low-flow toilets have to be installed before the close of escrow. The free trees come from the DWP’s power side of the business. Spokeswoman Kim Hughes said its open to both residents and businesses. Called Trees for a Green L.A., it features 40 different kinds of large and small shade trees. Participants have to take an online or neighborhood workshop on the nuts and bolts of tree planting to qualify. For example, you don’t want to put trees too close the home or sidewalk or where they will interfere with power lines, she said. Nor do you want to dig into utility or cable lines, either. The free trees will help cool the house in summer and help contain water runoff in the winter, Hughes explained. “It’s very popular. We’ve done about 8,000 trees this year (since last July.)” And about 40,000 have been planted since the program started in 2000. Hughes also said that anyone taking an old Christmas tree to one of 16 city recycling center by 4 p.m. today will receive a free seedling tree to plant. Hughes notes that for every tree planted, 81 kilowatts of power is saved annually. “They say that’s enough energy to keep a typical TV on 24 hours a day for seven days.” The phone number for this program is (800) 473-3652. More information about all the department’s programs is available at www.ladwp.com Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita If you plan on sprucing up your yard this year, the DWP will also give you up to seven trees. Free. It can sometimes be a jungle out there, but the free tree program will help Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa create that urban forest of 1 million trees he promised us. Of course there is a motive – water and power conservation – to the DWP largess. And the programs are funded out of the agency’s annual revenue, which ratepayers do contribute to. The bathroom makeover includes a free ultra-low-flush toilet – one for each bathroom you have – low-flow shower heads for every shower, and water-saving faucet aerators for all your faucets. Of course there are several catches. “Nothing” is the best price you’ll ever pay for anything. So in case you missed it, there was some cool free stuff in Wednesday’s Daily News in a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power advertisement. Now the DWP sometimes finds itself in hot water over how it spends its money. This is money well spent, though. Imagine getting a partial bathroom makeover. For free. But wait, there’s more. last_img read more

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AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT

first_imgGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterAN Grianan Fort has been included in images on the newly-designed Irish Passport, Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore revealed today.The Grianan of Aileach, the ancient fort in Burt is linked to the Ulster Ui Neill high kings.Other images include Cliffs of Moher, the Samuel Beckett bridge on the River Liffey, Croagh Patrick, the Aviva stadium, Cork Opera House and the Rock of Cashel. Drawings of Gaelic games, dance, fishing and music also feature, along with the national anthem, written in music throughout the booklet. AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT was last modified: September 30th, 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:An grianan of aileachdonegalirish passportlast_img read more

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Plock Named MVC Volleyball Freshman of the Week

first_imgEmily Plock, a newcomer on the Drake University volleyball team from Altoona, Iowa, has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. In her first collegiate game, she hit .321 and registered 11 kills. She then recorded a staggering 18 kills on 39 attempts in the win over Fullerton with four blocks and hit .357 in the three-set win over Fairleigh Dickinson. She finished the weekend with nine kills and three blocks against UC Riverside. In her first weekend of competition as a Bulldog, Plock led Drake to the Fullerton Titan Tournament title and was named co-MVP of the four-team tournament. She finished the weekend with 44 kills, 11 blocks, 16 digs and three aces in four matches while hitting .305 in the four matches. The team went 3-1 on the weekend to win its fourth-consecutive season opening tournament.center_img Plock and her teammates will return to action this weekend at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va. Action begins on Friday against Hampton, followed by matches against Cornell and the host, JMU. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Dover Fallout Is Radio Active

first_imgReaction in the media from Judge Jones’ stinging decision against intelligent design (ID) in the Pennsylvania case Kitzmiller vs Dover Area School District has been rapid and varied.  Evolutionists are overjoyed at this Christmas present the judge delivered, a dirty bomb they hope will put ID out of business, but the other side claims the damage is minimal and the debate goes on.  Here are some samples:Party Time:  Evolutionists were giddy with praise for the decision.  The National Center for Science Education listed a who’s who of “educational, scientific and civil liberties groups” who not only approved of the decision but opined that it would have far-reaching consequences.Breaking the Point:  Conservative Christian commentator Chuck Colson, on his Breakpoint radio commentary, said he was disappointed at the ruling, but not disheartened.  “Bad cases make bad law,” he said, agreeing that the Dover policy was ill advised.  Nevertheless, optimism is justified because “if we equip ourselves and do our job, truth will out,” he said. “We should not despair.  Our case is compelling if we frame it carefully, ask the right questions, and expose the claims of Darwinists.”Worry but Smile:  Michael Powell at the Washington Post (see reprint on San Francisco Chronicle) said that ID backers found the ruling worrisome, but vow to continue pushing the debate forward; William Dembski thinks the future looks bright, because it is going international and crossing metaphysical and theological boundaries.Charge Onward:  Rachel Zoll for Associated Press (see Yahoo News) acknowledged the ruling as a setback for ID, but quoted several ID and Christian leaders who seem more galvanized than ever over the decision.  She acknowledged that the legal ramifications of the ruling are limited to the Dover area.Farewell, Partner:  Fox News reported that U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is severing ties with the Thomas More Law Center that defended the Dover school board, because he thinks they “made a huge mistake in taking this case and in pushing this case to the extent they did.”Principle of the Thing:  The Discovery Institute also disagreed with the strategy of the school board, not feeling it proper to mandate the teaching of ID, but also strongly criticized the decision for attempting to institutionalize dogmatism.  John West said it may be over in Dover, but not for intelligent design: “Efforts to mandate intelligent design are misguided,” he clarified, “but efforts to shut down discussion of a scientific idea through harassment and judicial decrees hurt democratic pluralism.  The more Darwinists resort to censorship and persecution, the clearer it will become that they are championing dogmatism, not science.”  Listing himself as “former Discovery Institute attorney,” Seth Cooper issued a statement to set the record straight on his involvement in the case.Ohio Unaffected:  The Discovery Institute also issued a statement that the Dover ruling will have no effect on the Ohio program to allow for critical analysis of evolution.  Law professor David DeWolf explained that not only is Ohio outside the jurisdiction of Judge Jones, but Ohio’s program comports with Congressional laws and Supreme Court decisions.  Stephen Dyer agreed that the effect on Ohio is muted, but he wrote for the Ohio Beacon Journal, that there still could be ripple effects.  Opponents of ID will take the ball on Jones’ opinion that singling out evolution for criticism is wrong, and having even a voluntary program is wrong if instigated from religious motives.Iowa Debt to ID:  The Scotsman reported that ID will probably still come up for discussion in Iowa next year, even though board members disagree about the impact of the Dover decision on their opinions.Darwinism Corrodes Religion:  Columnist David Klinghoffer wrote in the Seattle Times that Judge Jones was wrong that Darwinism does not conflict with religious belief.  Klinghoffer quoted leading Darwinists that stated clearly how evolutionary theory is corrosive to religion and, by positing a materialistic philosophy, is antithetical to belief in God of any kind, and is therefore a religious philosophy in its own sense.Lawyer Blog:  Albert Alschuler gave his opinion of the case in the U of Chicago Law Blog.  He chided the court for its contempt for religious belief, saying that ID should be judged on its merits, not because of what the court felt the motives of the plaintiffs were.  “Freedom from psychoanalysis is a basic courtesy,” he said.Undoubtedly this is a small sample of opinions expressed on radio talk shows, TV programs, newspapers and letters to the editor.Can we all remember that Judge Jones is just one man?  His complete buy-in to the ACLU side, and complete rejection of all the pro-ID testimony, shows he is a sadly biased man at that.  Isn’t it just like liberal leftists to look to unelected judges to get their power.  In no way does this decision reflect the amount of strong support ID is getting all over the country, and even other nations.  If a vote were taken by most American parents of high school students, Charlie would be put out on a one-way ship to Christmas Island, along with his blood brother the Grinch.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Music Roundup! The Best Royalty Free Inspirational Rock

first_imgDrive positive energy in your projects!  Similar to U2, Coldplay and other contemporary rock greats, these royalty free rock tracks feel fresh and inspirational!Feelings of youth and positivity abound in this roundup of the very best inspirational royalty free rock tracks.  Perfect for driving corporate videos, church programming or commercial advertisements, each of these tracks has a fresh contemporary feeling.Many tracks in this roundup sound similar to other rock contemporaries like U2, Coldplay or Snow Patrol – with soaring choruses and positive guitar melodies.Optimistic and engaging, inspirational and motivating – here are the best royalty free rock tracks to make your project a success!last_img read more

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