Chinese Embassy Donates Anti-Ebola Materials to BIN

first_imgIn support of the combat against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the Chinese Embassy accredited near Monrovia  has donated several anti- Ebola materials to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN)  in the fight against the deadly epidemic.Speaking to newsmen on Monday at the BIN’s Broad Street office,  Commissioner Lemuel  Reeves said, he was grateful to the Embassy for the kind gesture of  support to toward the empowerment of his men, describing it as timely.According to the BIN Commissioner, the donation includes personal protective equipment (PPE), hand-gloves, suits and facemasks intended to enhance the work of the officers in the field,  especially those in the border areas.   “We are very grateful to the Chinese Government for their generous  contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. This will give our men more confidence as they go about performing their duties during this critical time in our country.”Commissioner Reeves  further said that the fight against the virus in Liberia should be the concern of all of us Liberians and foreign residents.  “We must be concerned and continue to worker harder to ensure that the epidemic is contained.The Commissioner praised all local and international partners of the Government of Liberia for their commitment to  supporting the campaign against the deadly Ebola virus.  Their contributions were fully helping in the process, he said.“We hope that our partners will continue to provide more support for the officers out there because more is needed.  I can assure you that these things will be deployed in the field,  especially in those counties affected by the virus.  The items are needed at the border points.”He explained that authorities of the BIN were greatly concerned about the men in the field that are striving fully to protect various crossing points.  “We will continue to encourage them and provide the necessary materials for their work.”Mr. Reeves turned the anti-Ebola materials donated to the Deputy Commissioner for operations, Robert Buddy, who assured the authorities of proper distributions in the various areas.On behalf of the women and men of the BIN, Deputy Commissioner Buddy said, “We want to say thanks to the Chinese Government for their timely contributions to the officers of BIN.  Let us  continue to work together.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Continuing vulgar display of bullyism

first_imgDear Editor,The words and actions from the PNC-led coalition Government remind us of the typical schoolyard bully. He seizes your space and refuses to move. Mr Granger and his Government continue to cling to power in defiance of the constitutional stipulation. Why such desperation and manoeuvers when they can go to elections and get a new mandate?Having bullied, bribed and bought their way to power in 2015, they know they’re not there by the will of the people. PNC having never won an election, and even combined with six other parties could not have won without fake Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), agents planted within GECOM, and the aid of the ABC countries. Their continued hold on power and existence depend on depriving the people of their democratic right to elect a Government of their choice. Will they give up office when they lose the election?So what did they do after gaining power? Increase their pay to hold themselves together in crime. Build a wall around the seat of power. Neutralise, control, and manipulate constitutional offices. Install army buddies to head Government departments. Persecute the Opposition and try to destroy its support base. Plunder the treasury to reward and enrich themselves and enablers of the dictatorship.With the focus on entrenching a dictatorship, the people, their wellbeing, or will, found no place on their list of priorities. The witch hunt and persecution of PPP/C members and efforts to neutralise that party were more important.With the defeat by a no-confidence vote, the coalition’s evolving dictatorship plan is shattered. They didn’t think they would have any use of the voters and so they didn’t think they had to keep promises made or attend to their welfare. The no-confidence vote has put a jolt to their callous actions and schemes. They know how they gained power and its loss would be permanent. There was inadequate time to fix the façade for PNC dictatorship and insulate themselves in power and against prosecution for crimes against the people. So they are desperate for more time.The desperation to hold on to power makes them insensitive to the absurdity of their behaviour. Their reasoning or lack of it on their predicament shows how unfit they are for the office they occupy. It is time to accept that it is post-’92. Bullyism, dictatorship, and hatred cannot build Guyana and give its people the good life.The coalition is trapped in its web of lies and deception perpetrated on the nation. They need to realise Guyana has moved beyond the PNC-style dictatorship of pre-92. Post-92 freedom is better. Let the people speak and elect a party that is dedicated to the whole nation.Respectfully,Art Fosterlast_img read more

Automate Your Human Resource Management Processes With OrangeHRM Software: It’s Free And It’s Open…

first_imgA few weeks ago, I wrote an article questioning the purpose of having an IT department when none of your entity’s business processes are automated. I referred to an IT department that doesn’t administer any automated processes or mission-critical applications as a “large Internet Café.” Sometime last week, I met with a friend, who is also a government official. He asked about process automation and pointed out that he would like to start with the personnel department which falls under his purview. And just as I expected, he wasted no time in telling me that their budget is tight hence, he was not looking for a costly solution but “something reasonable and of quality.” Before suggesting a solution to him, I lectured him on open source software and the value it adds to an organization. I then tried to dispel the myth that is being propagated about open source software and made him to understand that if the United States Government, the British Government, the French Government, the German Government, the South African Government and even the Ghanaian Government can use open source software, then I see no reason why we (Liberia) should continue spending money on prohibitive proprietary software. After that lecture, I suggested we implement a globally-used open source human resource management software known as OrangeHRM. He embraced the idea and said he’d need to find the money for the hardware (server, backup, etc).OrangeHRM is free and open source human resource management software with rich features and easy to use interface. It has users worldwide enjoying a free, stable and highly usable Human Resource Management solution. The system is backed by professional support and services as well as a fast growing, receptive and knowledgeable worldwide open source community. OrangeHRM is the world’s most popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) with over 1,000,000 users globally.OrangeHRM offers a complete suite of human capital management human resource management tools. This includes employee information management, employee absence management, employee holiday management or employee leave management, recruitment management, employee performance evaluation and many other HR management tools.OrangeHRM offers a flexible and easy to use Human Resource Information System (HRIS) solution for small and medium sized companies free of charge. By providing modules for personnel information management, employee self service, leave, time & attendance, benefits and recruitment, companies are able to manage the crucial organization asset – people. The combination of these modules into one application assures the perfect platform for re-engineering and aligning your HR processes along with the organizational goals.The software is developed by OrangeHRM Inc. It is a software company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. OrangeHRM is available both as an open source and an advanced hosted application (SaaS). It is released under the GNU General Public License. OrangeHRM is being used by more than 1 million users and the company has partners in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo Coast street lights’ installation turns deadly

first_img…Kitty man electrocutedA Kitty, Georgetown resident was electrocuted on Monday after an electrical wire came into contact with a transformer at Dryshore Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Orin CozierReports are that the man, Orin Cozier of Lot 30 Dowding Street, Kitty, was assisting a friend to hold the wire when the incident occurred.Guyana Times was told that about 13:30h, Asif Azeez, a supervisor attached to the Ramotar and Sons Electrical Company, was in the company of several of his workers running electrical wires on electricity poles along the Dryshore Public Road to facilitate the installation of road lights.Reports are Cozier was passing by in a motor vehicle and noticed Azeez, a friend of his. He then stopped, exited the vehicle and began chatting with him. He subsequently started to assist the workmen.One of the men was on top of the pole pulling the electrical wire while Azeez and Cozier were on the ground next to the roadway holding the other side of the wire to keep it steady. In the process of pulling the wire, it came into contact with a transformer causing an electrical current to pass through the wire and consequently the men’s hands.Both Azeez and Cozier reportedly were tossed several feet away subsequently, and ultimately landed on the roadway. As a result of the electrical shock, Cozier became unconscious while Azeez sustained severe injuries. They were both picked up and taken to the Suddie Hospital, where Cozier was pronounced dead on arrival.Azeez, on the other hand, was admitted a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the said hospital. Meanwhile, other workmen, Randy Paris, 26, of Stanleytown, Berbice; Vibert Balgobin, 38, of New Street, Cumberland, Berbice, and Reaz Shakeer, 22, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) were unhurt.Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more

Register now to get your summer kicks

first_imgRegistration is now open for the outdoor soccer season.The upcoming season will begin April 26 and anyone interested in registering should call 250-787-KICK (5425) or log onto www.FSJsoccer.com for more information and a registration package. – Advertisement -Live registration will also be taking place on March 11 and 12, outside Ernie’s Sports Experts. Live registration will also be available April 8 and 10 at the CKNL Trade Show as well as on April 9 at Community One Stop Registration.Registration will close on April 11.The league is also looking for coaches and referees. Interested coaches have the option to choose any skill level from house league, to a competitive team. Anyone interested in coaching is encouraged to email coach@FSJsoccer.com .The league is looking for referees as well and will provide training for anyone interested in taking up refereeing. Please contact the soccer club for more information.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chetwynd assessing damage after storm

first_imgHe says with the recent change to sunny weather most streams have receded quickly and the City is now looking into applying for the Provincial Emergency Program. Chetwynd has begun its cleanup after the massive three-day storm and record-breaking rainfall event.It was one of several communities in the Peace River Region which suffered various problems, including sinkholes and the closure of a main access route. According to the Province, Highway 97 south of Chetwynd to Mackenzie was closed because more than 16 different segments of the road were either damaged or washed out.The three-day recorded rainfall total in Chetwynd from Thursday to Saturday was 128.5 millimetres.- Advertisement -Mayor Evan Saugstad says there is a considerable amount of physical damage from the storm and several businesses and homes were flooded. He also says the City is now just trying to determine the financial cost of that damage.The City has been trying to deal with overflowing creeks and Saugstad says it is also attempting to clear a build-up of gravel from under bridges so water can flow unimpeded. Although he says most roads in the community should be clear and usable very quickly, he believes roads in the surrounding area will take longer to repair.Advertisementlast_img read more

AFC, Gor intimidate refs to win – Mwalala

first_img“When playing Gor and AFC Leopards, the fans always try to intimidate the referees and this affects them because they lack a stand when making decisions. It has worked against us in favour of Gor Mahia last week and now AFC Leopards,” Mwalala lamented after his side’s 2-1 loss to AFC in Machakos on Sunday.“Against Gor Mahia we had a clear penalty which was denied. Again in the AFC match there were questionable decisions called by the referee because of the intimidation from the fans who started throwing stones,” the Bandari coach lamented.“Without intimidation, it will be hard for AFC Leopards to beat anyone in this league. The fans help these two teams get results by intimidating referees. Without fans, AFC and Gor are ordinary teams. They are using dirty tricks to get points,” further claimed Mwalala.AFC Leopards midfielder David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng wins the ball against Bandari’s William Wadri during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari lost 1-0 to Gor in Kisumu last week Tuesday and went on to lose to AFC Leopards on Sunday, results that have seen their bid for a maiden Kenyan Premier League title all but crashed.Despite slumping 10 points away from leaders Gor, Mwalala still believes they can vie for the title, but only if they avoid defeat in their remaining nine games.“We are still there for the run in. If we can be able to get points in our next game that will be okay for us. We have lost twice in a row but we need to work hard and get back to winning ways. If we lose another match it will be tough but we are still in the race. No one has been crowned champion yet,” Mwalala outlined.The coach, who still has a chance to vie for a title with the dockers in the semi-finals of the FKF Shield, says their main undoing has been finishing and hopes he can improve that ahead of their next game against Ulinzi Stars at home on Labor Day.“I think in this league we are the team that creates the most chances but our problem is that we cannot finish. This is what we will work on over training,” he said.“The loss against AFC wasn’t painful to me because I think we played very well better than them and we lost like men. It is rather to lose this way than play poorly and lose,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala watches on during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against KCB at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are benefiting from ‘dirty tricks’ using their fans to intimidate referees to get positive results, Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala has claimed.The former Kenyan international, who has seen his side lose to both Kenyan giants over the past one week, has further claimed that without their fans, Gor and AFC would be ordinary teams.last_img read more

Report: More young adults taking heart drugs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The new data, from prescription benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., indicate use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among people age 20 to 44, while still low, jumped 68 percent over a six-year period. The rate rose from 2.5 percent in 2001 to just over 4 percent in 2006 among Medco customers. That means roughly 4.2 million Americans in that age group are now taking cholesterol medicines. Meanwhile, use of blood pressure medicines increased 21 percent, from about 7 percent of 20- to 44-year-olds in 2001 to over 8 percent in 2006. That translates into about 8.5 million Americans in that age group taking drugs to lower their blood pressure. “It was a surprise to us,” said Dr. Robert Epstein, chief medical officer at Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Medco. “Maybe the fact that we’re seeing more young people with high cholesterol and blood pressure is indicative of the epidemic of obesity and overweight that we’re seeing in this country.” Among people 65 and older, use of blood pressure drugs increased only 9.5 percent and use of cholesterol drugs by 52 percent. That’s because half the seniors were already taking blood pressure drugs and more than one in four were taking cholesterol drugs in 2001. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TRENTON, N.J. – Use of cholesterol and blood pressure medicines by young adults appears to be rising rapidly – at a faster pace than among senior citizens, according to an industry report being released Tuesday. Experts point to higher rates of obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol problems among young people. Also, doctors are getting more aggressive with preventive treatments. “This is good news, that more people in this age range are taking these medicines,” said Dr. Daniel W. Jones, president of the American Heart Association. Still, he said many more people should be on the drugs that lower cholesterol or blood pressure and which have been shown to reduce risks for heart attack and stroke. last_img read more

MUFF BUSINESSES START CAMPAIGN TO BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS

first_imgA total of 19 businesses in the small Inishowen village of Muff have come together to boycott Israeli goods.Cllr Jack MurraySinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray has commended the business community in the area.Councillor Murray said “I want to commend the business people in Muff who have made a principled stand against the recent Israeli assault on Gaza. People here were horrified by the images of Israeli air strikes and troops killing thousands of Palestinian civilians – hundreds of whom were children. “As such a group of local residents came together to lobby local businesses and ask theme to stand with Palestinian and boycott Israeli goods.“The feedback was fantastic and some 19 businesses agreed to sign up and refuse to sell Israeli products. This stand is reminiscent of the Irish boycott of South African goods during the apartheid era there.“I hope that this stand can be repeated throughout Ireland again and pressure can be put on Israel to recognise the human rights of the Palestinian people and finally lift the blockade.’MUFF BUSINESSES START CAMPAIGN TO BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS was last modified: September 3rd, 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:boycottCllr Jack MurrayInishowenIsraelmufflast_img read more

Bircham says QPR should feel confident

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR should take heart from recent performances despite their poor results, first-team coach Marc Bircham has told the club’s website.Rangers have not won in five matches and are 19th in the Championship table, just five points above the relegation zone.But Bircham has insisted they should feel confident ahead of Saturday’s away match against Birmingham City.“Just because things haven’t gone our way, it shouldn’t change how we feel about our performances,” he said.“We need to go into this game on Saturday with confidence and belief.“It’s a bit like when we lost six games in a row, and then won three on the trot. We knew then, and we know now, that if we keep putting in the performances, the results will come and our fortunes will change.“You don’t want to say ‘luck’ because you create your own luck.“It’s all about us and how we play – and we feel that if we keep playing how we have been, we will turn those performances into results.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more