Seven by Seven

first_imgSeven figure that counts itself two timesA portion will be made in full measuresA morsel complete for the ease of mostA season granted for a proof of the leadA reap of the many fruits that bloomedSeven by SevenA count on my fingers in many sequencesA exercise in fulfillment of what was givenA thank prayer for life so happy and blessedA place in the sun firm on my own two feetA clap of joy to the great master of the allSeven by SevenA carnival of joy rendered to a King of KingsA shell borrowed for five scores to purple inA float up in the bronze skies to paint for allA garden petal dazzling in the morning raysA dusty shrub lodged by the forest streamsSeven by SevenA chant of the inner appreciation for breathA drill of praises which shall not be silencedAn exhibit to the deaf and mute I love JesusA youthful fountain in its prime flowing giftsA squat on the golden mark of half a centurySeven by SevenShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bankers, Entrepreneurs Train on Agribusiness Lending

first_imgLiberia-Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) has trained more than 20 bankers and 45 local entrepreneurs including farmers on the process of agribusiness lending in Monrovia.The weeklong-exercise was intended to increase banking staffers’ knowledge and broaden their understanding of agribusiness lending, proper client appraisals, deal structuring and loan processing, as well as requirements for borrowers.It was organized by IBEX and facilitated by United States-based Volunteer Executive (VE), Allyn Lamb. All nine commercial banks in Liberia were represented by their risk managers and relationship and credit officers.Topics covered included Business Plans, Agricultural Risk Management, Understanding the Market Opportunities, Value Chain Financing, Basic Farm Record Keeping, Risk Rating, Evaluating Loan Requests, and Problem Solving.IBEX Chief of Party (COP) Watchen Bruce, who spoke at the opening, said Liberia’s agriculture sector is a potential source of employment for it people but is yet to experience any significant growth in the country.She further said that commercial banks are not willing to finance the sector and their low level of involvement is partly responsible for the prevailing situation in the country.Banks seem reluctant to lend to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses, because they consider agriculture a high-risk sector, she said. However, Madam Bruce said there are ongoing efforts to improve the situation for Liberians. She recalled that the newly signed agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afriland First Bank, aimed at increasing agricultural lending through an enhanced relationship and capacity, will help provide working capital for operations, inputs, or equipment to smallholder farmers. Archie Hanky, staff of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment’s Credit Appraisal and Development Lending Department, observed that agribusiness lending is new to Liberia and banks do not want to risk lending to clients involved in agriculture.Mr. Usurf Barh, Credit Manager of Afriland First Bank, said smallholder farmers play a significant role in the Liberian economy.He therefore called on fellow bankers to give farmers the opportunity and increased access to credit to ensure growth and expansion of their businesses.Mai Cole, Risk Analyst at United Bank for Africa, described the training as insightful. “The new knowledge and skills acquired from this training would now enable me to properly appraise agricultural SMEs,” she said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rep. Aspirant Promises District Corporation for ‘Massive Job Creation’

first_imgTodd during his campaign march in District #6By Hannah N. GeterminahMontserrado County District # 6 candidate for representative, Joseph P. Todd, yesterday promised his supporters that he will embark on a massive job creation initiative through the establishment of a District Corporation.Speaking to dozens of supporters who gathered under a heavy downpour of rain during his campaign launch at the Right To Play Field in Paynesville, he said creating jobs will put money back in the pockets of many people in District #6.Todd further indicated that if elected, he will make healthcare delivery a reality because making improved healthcare  a priority will help save lives.“I will ensure that your healthcare system is well enhanced and placed in the care and control of you, my citizens, to the extent that you can afford to access quality healthcare right here in district six,” he promised.He highlighted the development of the community through an inclusive participation, which he said had been neglected for many years.Todd further told supporters that if elected he will advocate for the rehabilitation of feeder roads in the district and the construction of other basic infrastructure such as schools and reform the education system, which he said will be decided by the constituents.He added that his leadership will ensure that residents of the district will play cardinal roles in the development of the community.“The best way forward for community development is to allow the people of the area to decide on their own development needs. I also promise to ensure the fullest participation of the people of the district in the decision making that will lead to the utilization of the county’s development funds,” he stated.Todd said as a representative, he will lobby with his legislative colleagues and the Executive Branch of government for the urgently needed allotment of US$1M  per budget year for each district in Liberia.Todd indicated that if that allocation is approved, he is convinced that the district will do well in its development agenda.He said his administration will improve sanitation because a good, clean, natural environment is cardinal to quality, sound health.“We pledge to ensure the full protection of our air, water, and biodiversity by scrupulous adherence to and implementation of our current national and international regulations governing the protection of our environment. Together, we will support and promote responsible use of our natural resources and subscribe to any initiative that will seek to prevent the dumping of hazardous wastes within our territory,” Todd assured his supporters.He said his leadership will empower the youth to develop the private sector as a means of stimulating the national economy, with the key objective of creating more jobs in line with the objectives of the proposed District Corporation.He said during his incumbency as “your lawmaker, rehabilitation of feeder roads will be a top priority under our leadership. When we rehabilitate our community roads, transportation cost will be minimized and the living standards of our people will be greatly enhanced.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lusignan massacre victims remembered

first_img10th anniversaryThe 11 victims of the Lusignan massacre which occurred 10 years ago were on Friday remembered at an inter-faith service coordinated by the Indian Action Committee (IAC).The Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service saw attendance of members of the Lusignan community, Government officials, Opposition members and families of the victims. Commemorated with hymns, bajans and recitals from the Quran, the gathering was sombre.In the feature address, Former Chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission, Bishop Juan Edghill, spoke on the strength of the Lusignan community, considering the irreconcilable damage that has been done to the community.Edghill alluded to a statement made by President David Granger at a GDFA section of the gathering at the Remembrance Service at Lusignan, ECD on Fridayconference on January 25, where he expressed the need for inquiries and investigations to be done of past deaths of a particular era.Edghill said he welcomes this initiative, “The country needs to know what happened here. This country needs to know who are the intellectual authors of what transpired here. I look forward to an independent inquiry that is not directed by political influences,” he added.Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton highlighted the resilience of residents of the Lusignan community. In an expression of sympathy, the minister stated, “Overcoming pain is one thing, but living or coping with pain is another thing. That you continue to do, (and) for this I admire you.”The memorial concluded with prayers from the three major religions in the country.RecapIn the wee hours of January 26, 2008, gunmen armed with rifles and shotguns invaded five homes and killed almost all of their occupants. Those killed were: Shazam Mohamed; Clarence Thomas; his son Ron, 11, and daughter Vanessa, 12; Mohandai Gourdat, 32, and her two children: Seegobin, four years old, and Seegopaul Harilall, 10; Shalem Baksh, 52; Rooplall Seecharan, 56, his daughter Raywattie Ramsingh, 11, and his wife Dhanrajie, called ‘Sister’, 52.Those injured in the ordeal were Howard Thomas 19; Nadir Mohamed, 48, and Roberto Thomas, five years old. The motive of the vicious attack is still unclear; however, the actions were claimed by the notorious killer Rondell ‘Fine Man’ Rawlins, who is now dead.The IAC has since held a memorial service every year for the victims of the brutal attack.last_img read more

Reports – QPR table £1.6m bid for Guingamp midfielder

first_img Younousse Sankhare in action for Guingamp 1 QPR have tabled a £1.6m bid for Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.R’s boss Harry Redknapp has been busy in the transfer market this week, securing deals for Jordon Mutch and Mauricio Isla, and he is now keen to get Sankhare on board at Loftus Road.The 24-year-old, who started out at Paris Saint-Germain, was a virtual ever-present for Guingamp last term and picked up a Coupe de France winner’s medal in May.Capped at under-21 level by France, Sankhare is highly regarded at Guingamp and it is believed QPR will have to up their offer to bring him to west London.last_img

GAA NEWS: THOMAS HARTNETT OUTSTANDING FOR DUNGLOE U16 HURLERS IN WIN OVER AODH RUADH

first_imgDungloe GAA News:Congratulations to Damien McShea Loughsalt on winning the club lotto prize of 3,100 euro. Next week’s jackpot starts back at 1,000. This week’s 5 x 20 euro winners were Karen Bonner Craghy, Faye Coughlan Cruit, Brid McDevitt Braade, Sharon McKelvy Cronashallog & Anne L Sweeney Cronashallog.CLG An Clochan Liath are hosting the Og Sport competition next Saturday 11th July. We need help with stewarding, umpires, getting goals ready, setting out pitbhes, making teas etc. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could help out.Ulster final ticket info- strictly members only. U16 tickets available (€5) for McGrane, Eastern stand and terrace. Student tickets in terrace only. Adult and OAP available in all areas. Please indicate preference for seated or terrace, Adult /OAP/student/U16. Text application only to Adrian 0868591071 by Wednesday 8th July at 9pm. The u16 hurlers travelled to Ballyshannon tonight to play aodh rua. Conditions were perfect. Dungloe trailed at half time by 2.03 to 2.05with great goals by darren o donnell and jack green and some well scored frees by Matthew O Donnell won by james hartnett. Odhran Mcgonagle and Thomas hartnett were outstanding at full back and centre back.The second half was just as tough and closely contested with the minor board chairman Eugene mcgarvey hopping from foot to foot and the sides  swapped scores regularly. Padraig sweeney netted twice and Harry noble and Matthew o Donnell once with Harry and Matthew and Jack also scoring nice points from play . Ballyshannon always seemed to maintain their slight half time advantage and Dungloe were foiled on 3/4 occasions by great saves from the bShannon keeper. It was another terrific game with Dungloe just coming out on the wrong side in a scoreline of 6.6 to 5.12. Dungloe also had a great shot from Padraig sweeney hammer off the crossbar.The team were, Philip Rodgers, Brendan Boyle odhran Mcgonagle, Lochlainn o Dea, David hanlon Thomas hartnett Nicholas Whereley, Kyle wiggins Matthew o donnell, darren o donnell, Padraig sweeney, Harry noble, jack greene, James hartnett.Man of match was Thomas hartnettHard luck to our minor team who were beaten by a hungrier & better Ardara team this evening in Dungloe on a score line of Dungloe Na Rossa 1-14 Ardara 3-10. This will go to a third game where both teams will battle it out to go into the next round. Good luck to Eugene and all the players.Senior and reserve games are rescheduled to play on the 26th JulyGAA NEWS: THOMAS HARTNETT OUTSTANDING FOR DUNGLOE U16 HURLERS IN WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: July 7th, 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

29 CALL-CENTRE WORKERS OFFERED A TOTAL OF €68,500 BETWEEN THEM

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: The 30 workers at the Donegal call-centre which was told to close yesterday have been offered a total of just €68,500 between 29 workers, Donegal Daily can reveal.The workers have been told they must either accept or reject the offer which was made through KPMG this morning.The workers have been told they have a noon deadline to accept the offer which works out at just more than €2,000 each. The workers at Assetco Manage Services in Buncrana are now meeting to discuss their options.They have also appealed for anybody who may be able to offer them legal advise to contact them.One worker told us “That is all they think we are worth. Many of us have been here since 2006 and worked very hard for this company.“We are being told to take this miserly offer or leave it. That’s what they have told us. “We need help. We don’t want to sign anything in case we leave ourselves exposed.” 29 CALL-CENTRE WORKERS OFFERED A TOTAL OF €68,500 BETWEEN THEM was last modified: November 14th, 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)last_img read more

10K in memory of all those who have passed away

first_imgA 10k event to provide an opportunity to those who wish to run/walk in memory of those who have passed away or indeed are presently suffering will be held once again with November 20th being this year’s date .November historically and traditionally is a period which we in Ireland indeed internationally have set aside to remember loved ones that have died .The thinking is clearly an attempt to remember to do something meaningful to raise funds for a relevant charity of ones choice or alternatively just sign the white boards,a wall of Remembrance in memory of .Registration is 10 euro each or €30 for a family of 4. The venue and race /walk route is from the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar start time 11 am with pre registration by dropping in to Finn Valley Centre in the weeks previous or simply enter on the day.The course which is fast and flat takes in the scenic surrounds of Drumboe Forest returning to Ballybofey via Glenfinn Road to finish on the Valley track . In addition to the money raised for charity which is an individual/ family decision the registration fee goes towards underage athletics to support same and purchase sportshall equipment.Additionally a draw will be made on the day to decide a preferred group for a donation from the run funds in recent years it was St Vincent De Paul and Caolan Melaugh fund. In a way its a link with the past and supporting the future a novel social event with encouragement to family groups to come along run ,walk,jog.There will be refreshments of course afterwards . Facebook site Remembrance 10k /facebook why not log in Like and Share. Enquiries if required to finnvalley1@gmail.com. 10K in memory of all those who have passed away was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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

Job Vacancies: North-west engineering company are hiring

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: A hugely successful north-west engineering and roofing company have a host of vacancies within their organisation. Management of Fleming Engineering and Norwest Roofing are seeking new staff to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team.Available jobs are: Accounts AdministratorDoor EngineerGeneral OperativeThe roles:Accounts AdministratorTo work alongside the existing Financial Control team and Managing Director over two sites to maintain and continuously improve all aspects of the group’s financial control and MIS departments. Provide accurate and timely financial information to the management team.Doors EngineerThe Doors Engineer is responsible for the measuring, specification and design of manufactured doors for production and fitting and they will also liaise with the customers on the final specification of the door. The Doors Engineer will report directly to the Operations Manager. General OperativeTo work alongside the existing general operatives and be responsible for the collection of customer steel and roofing orders safely, accurately and on time as well as the general maintenance of stock and housekeeping duties.Please visit their website www.flemingltd.com for further details of how to apply for the position which interests you.About Fleming Group: The Fleming group of companies based in St. Johnston, Co. Donegal consist of Fleming Steel, Fleming Doors, Fleming Coatings and a sister company based in Omagh, Norwest Roofing Systems. The group currently employ approximately 30 people.Fleming Steel, primarily a retail business, has been the mainstay of the business for some 30 years and has developed to be the largest steel stockholder of steel and roofing products in the northwest of Ireland.Fleming Doors, over 12 years, has developed the ability to design, manufacture and install custom steel roller shutter doors. This subsidiary business has developed primarily through local knowledge and currently produces around five hundred doors annually. Custom manufactured doors have been designed, manufactured and installed for commercial, agricultural, industrial and private premises. Fleming Coatings has developed the ability to provide a surface finish service for all things metal. Shot-blasting, Handblasting and chemical pre-treatment capabilities exist on site and are complemented by wet-spray and powder coating facilities. Partnerships with local galvanising suppliers augment the service provided.Norwest Roofing Systems Ltd was acquired in 2012 having been a supplier of Fleming Steel for 20 years. Based in Omagh, the company distributes agricultural and industrial roofing products such as cladding, rooflight and flashings to contractors, merchants and the agriculture markets.Company StructureThe group of companies has centralised financial, purchasing and administration control with dedicated sales and operations teams for each division who are overseen by a central steering team.Please visit www.flemingltd.com under ‘Latest News’ for further details of the positions and how to apply. The closing date for all three positions is 19th October 2016. Job Vacancies: North-west engineering company are hiring was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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

Vipers depart for Algeria ahead of Champions League clash

first_imgVipers eliminated Al Merreikh in the last round (file photo)CAF Champions League CS Constantine vs Vipers SCStade Muhamed Hamlaoui, Constantine-AlgeriaFriday, 14-12-2018ENTEBBE – On Wednesday afternoon, StarTimes Uganda Premier League defending champions, Vipers SC departed the country ahead of their CAF Champions League clash away to CS Constantine.The Venoms will take on the Algerian side on Friday evening in the first leg of their first round duel.As expected, team Captain Tadeo Lwanga is not part of the squad as he is suspended for the game. This means that reigning Uganda Player of the Year, Moses Waiswa will lead the side on Match-Day.In the same vain, versatile defender-Geoffrey Wasswa is also missing after accumulating two yellow cards in the tie against Al Merreikh in the previous round.The other omissions from the list of 18 players released hours before departure was full-back Aggrey Madoi who is believed not to be in good terms with head coach-Javier Martinez. Madoi did not feature in any of the games against Al Merriekh in the last round.Vipers eliminated Al Merreikh on away goals following a 2-2 draw after two legs.For Constantine, they eliminated GAMTEL 1-0 on aggregate to reach this stage.The winner between Vipers and Constantine will qualify for the lucrative group stages of the CAF Champions League.The Venoms are hoping to become only the second Ugandan side to qualify for the 16 team round under the revised competition format, after KCCA FC did so last season.The return leg will be played at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on December 22nd.The Vipers Squad that has traveled to Algeria.Goalkeepers:Bashir Ssekagya, Derrick Ochan.Defenders:Ibrahim Kiyemba, Livingstone Mulondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Yayo Lutimba.Midfielders:Moses Waiswa, Tom Matsiko, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Duncan Sseninde, Brian Nkuubi, Abraham Ndugwa, Noah Wafula.Forwards:Tito Okello, Davis Kasirye, Joseph Janjali, Dan Sserunkuma.Comments Tags: CAF Champions League 2018/19CS Constantinetopvipers sclast_img read more