Tension Mounts Against Bahn City Mayor

first_imgTension is mounting in Nimba County’s mining city of Bahn, Zoe-geh District, owing to the alleged misapplication of money the residents collected for development purposes by City Mayor, Ms. Angie Dopoe.The youth movement of Bahn wants Mayor Dopoe to account for US$18,000 provided by three GSM companies operating in the city and some other funding from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as money collected as municipal taxes from the various government ministries and agencies.The head of the youth, Sarkpah Mahn, on Radio Sacleapea on February 5, disclosed that the Bahn City Mayor had failed to inform citizens how she applied the US$18,000 as stipulated in their allegation.The youth spokesperson said since Ms. Dopoe took over some nine years ago as City Mayor of Bahn, she has not given any account to the citizens about how the city authority has been handling money and other materials provided by the GSM companies and other entities operating in the city.He said the UNHCR provided US$21,000 for sustainable development in Bahn, but the money is yet to be accounted for.“This money was given so we may execute tangible development in Bahn, but when we asked the City Mayor, she said the money was spent on people on whose lands the refugee camp near the city was constructed.” The youth are meanwhile threatening to begin non-compliance with the Bahn City Council should the City Mayor fail to appropriately address the allegations concerning the misapplication of the money intended for development purposes.However, when the Daily Observer contacted Mayor Angie Dopoe via mobile phone on March 5, she could neither confirm nor deny the allegation. Instead, she told our correspondent that the issue raised by the youth had been settled by the County Inspector. She failed to explain how the allegation was settled. Nimba County Inspector, Reginald Mehn could not be reached as several attempts to speak with him via his mobile phone were unsuccessful as his phone remained switched off up to press time last night.Bahn City Mayor came under spotlight in 2007 from the citizens over some financial improprieties, but the matter was reportedly settled but it is yet to be known what settlement was reached.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lightning starts fires in the Fort Nelson region

first_imgA storm that moved through the Fort Nelson region Thursday started 13 new forest fires.The Prince George Fire Centre responded to 13 fires all caused by lightning. The largest reached 20 hectares in size and required air tanker support. No structures have been damaged and a large amount of rain in the area has helped to fight these fires, with more rain expected.The fire danger rating through the Prince George Fire Centre is mainly very low to low.- Advertisement -However, there are areas of moderate to high in the northern portion of the fire centre.There are currently no open burning restrictions within the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. However, the public is urged to be extremely cautious when using fire outdoors. For the latest on burning restrictions, continue to check: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asplast_img read more

Suncor income falls on lower prices, refinery margins, despite higher production

first_imgCALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting lower third-quarter net income as higher upstream and refining production was offset by lower commodity prices and refinery profit margins.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer, refiner and fuel retailer says it earned $1.035 billion or 67 cents per share in the three months ended Sept. 30 on revenue of $9.9 billion.That compares with net earnings of $1.81 billion or $1.12 per share on revenue of $10.9 billion in the year-earlier period.- Advertisement -Analysts had expected net income of $1.25 billion or 77 cents per share on revenue of $10.31 billion, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Total upstream production was 762,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day, compared to 743,800 boe/d in the third-quarter of 2018.The increase came from higher production at Syncrude (Suncor has a 58.7 per cent interest), as well as the ramp up of output from the Fort Hills oilsands mine and Hebron East Coast offshore project, offset by maintenance outages, provincially mandated production curtailments in Alberta and an unplanned outage at the Hibernia offshore facility.Advertisement Suncor reduced its production guidance for 2019 to a mid-point of 785,000 boe/d, down from 800,000 boe/d, in part to reflect higher than expected levels of curtailment in the fourth quarter.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:SU)The Canadian PressAdvertisementlast_img read more

Molina grapples with graffiti, poverty

first_imgCOMMERCE – Supervisor Gloria Molina vowed Wednesday to work more closely with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies to target graffiti and launch a community-based policing program throughout Los Angeles County. Molina’s visions were among a list of hot topics the supervisor discussed during a “State of the County” address. Her objectives also came on the heels of improved revenue and favorable budget activity within the county, according to the supervisor. “We are in a very good place,” Molina told business officials during a luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Commerce. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce organized Wednesday’s event, which drew about 80 associates from six cities, including Irwindale and Baldwin Park. According to Molina, L.A. County has seen increased revenue from tax-based profits, home sales and frugal spending habits in recent months. Officials are expected to approve a record $19 billion county budget in June, Molina added. “The key issue is looking at the new dollars and how we’re going to spend them,” Molina said. “I believe the key focus is the quality of life … and the presence of law enforcement is a key component.” Molina emphasized that residents and business people get involved in their community – specifically when it comes to vandalism and blight. She said county funding could aid in fighting graffiti, one of the county’s primary and growing issues. “The best way to eliminate graffiti is not letting them \ take control of any wall in your city – not one,” Molina stressed. “If we can paint over it, these little hoodlums can see that that’s not a wall they can paint.” Maria Avila, a branch manager for Banco Popular in Pico Rivera, said she was impressed by Molina’s approach. “I liked her ideas in knowing she’s involved in the community,” Avila said. “Knowing that these tax dollars are going to good programs – like fighting graffiti – makes a big difference.” The supervisor also reported on the need for health care for residents and employees and discussed the issue of homelessness on a community-by-community level. “It isn’t just a skid row problem. We see it in every single neighborhood,” Molina said. Molina touched on issues regarding traffic congestion and transportation projects throughout Los Angeles. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are making plans for many transportation projects into 2015, Molina said, and it’s urgent that communities from the county’s eastern end get involved in the discussions if they’d like to see projects coming their way. “The business community may not live in the city, but we definitely have a voice,” said Lupe Quintana, a former president of the Pico Rivera chamber. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLETTERMACAWARD NOTES 225th Church Anniversary Celebration in Leitir:Our Celebration starts on 12th July at 7pm with an opening Service in our Church. You are heartily invited to be with us and we are very delighted that Father Ian Cannon will come as well. Afterwards we have a barbeque in Elliott’s – followed by a session from the Gweebarra Ceili band.Over the weekend we have an exhibition in the old Leitir Rectory showing old photos and historical documents. On Saturday at 6pm there is a classical Concert in the Church and on Sunday at 4pm we will have traditional music in the Church. Followed by a Service with our Bishop Ken Good. Come along and enjoy the Anniversary event with us. In the marquee beside the Rectory we will provide refreshments. For more details please contact Angela 95 44341 Halla Naomh Bríde Hall Activities are Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm Jackpot € 3.675.00 on 45 numbers or less. Art every Tuesday, 11.00am – 1.00pm All new comers welcome. Unislim every Wednesday 11.00am -12.00pm & 7.00pm – 8.00pm Padre Pio Relic Anyone wishing to pray at home with the Padre Pio Relic please contact Jean 0876385480 Mary 9546889 or Martin 0863459114 Graveyard Blessings Blessings Prayers and the Rosary of both graveyards will be held on Sunday afternoon 14th July. The Old Graveyard at 2pm and Cíle BrídeGraveyard at 3 pm. Kilclooney Country Market The next Country market will be on Saturday 6th July and every Saturday during July and August at 11.00am – 1.00pm in the Dolmen Centre. Come along and get your home baked goodies. Vegetables and Gifts are also available. You can treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee in the Coffee Dock. Active Seniors Lettermacaward and Doochary The Annual Bus Tour Wednesday will be on the 31st July. The cost including a meal is €27 Please contact Angela 9544341 or Mary 087 6137869. Keys found A set of keys was found in the St Vincent De Paul shop Dungloe. There are 2 key ring pictures attached and a car key. Contact Breda 0n 0879116436 New Arrival Congratulations to Donal and Joanne Trimble, Toome on the birth of their baby recently. A wee sister named Charley for Gracie and Hughie DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: July 8th, 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:DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Termon residents urged to be vigilant as vehicle acting suspiciously

first_imgResidents in the Termon area have been warned to be vigilant as a vehicle has been acting suspiciously.A text alert was issued last night asking members of the community keep on the look out for a white van with an 09 number plate, particularly in the Doon Well area.If you notice any suspicious activity involving the vehicle in question do not hesitate to report it to Letterkenny Gardaí on 0749167100. Termon residents urged to be vigilant as vehicle acting suspiciously was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Doon WellsuspiciousTermontext alertlast_img read more

Blues legend Lampard hails Kante

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea legend Frank Lampard believes N’Golo Kante is even better than former Blues star Claude Makelele and on current form is the best central midfielder in the world.Lampard has previously likened his ex-Chelsea team-mate Makelele to Kante, who has been outstanding since his move to Stamford Bridge from Leicester.But his performance in Monday’s FA Cup victory over Manchester United further convinced Chelsea’s record goalscorer that Kante is on a another level.Speaking on the BBC, Lampard said: “I compared him to Claude Makelele last season, but he’s got even more to his game than Makelele.Kante scored Chelsea’s winner against United“I would go so far as to say N’Golo Kante is the best central midfield player in the world right now.”Lampard was also full of praise for Eden Hazard, who could not be suppressed by United despite being the victim of some crunching challenges from the visitors, particularly in the opening 25 minutes of the game.Lampard said: “Eden Hazard has been incredible. I was lucky enough to play with him myself and I saw the potential in him as a young player.“Great ability, very carefree kind of player, very laid back off the pitch, but when he plays he has that magic.”“And once he gets into those central areas he can add goals and assists to his game and move himself into the real top bracket of world football.”See also:Chelsea see off Man Utd to set up semi-final clash with SpursMourinho tells Chelsea fans he is ‘still number one’United’s treatment of Hazard annoys ConteChelsea v Man Utd player ratings 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

The Hustler’s Playbook: Education Over Entertainment

first_imgThe decisions you make determine the outcomes you create in your life.Lean BackNon-hustlers choose to spend their time being entertained. They are “lean back” people.They watch a lot of television. They can tell you what’s hot, what’s not, and what you are missing. When they’re not watching television, they spend their time on the small screen of infinite distractions. They browse and browse and browse like there is no tomorrow. They never miss a sporting event, and they are up to speed on players, coaches, stats, and the surrounding drama. Then, there are video games.There is nothing wrong with entertainment. Only too much entertainment is a problem. That time would be better invested somewhere else than spent on empty calories.Lean ForwardHustlers make a different choice. They choose to educate themselves. They are “lean forward” people.They read books. Lots of books. They read widely so they can be fluent in conversational with people of all walks of life. They learn how to think, and they learn how to judge the usefulness of ideas. Hustlers take online courses, they go to live events, and they hire coaches. They build mastermind groups so they can learn from their peers and get a perspective on how they’re doing from people who are going to be honest with them in order to spur their growth and development. Hustlers write, too. They keep journals, and they process their thinking.This is not to say that hustlers don’t spend time on entertainment. They just spend less time leaning back being entertained because they are too busy leaning forward and making things happen. When they play, even the play is usually centered around their personal growth.Lean forward. Educate yourself. You are the only real asset you will ever have for producing the results you want in your life.last_img read more

Asiad ’82: Advertising revenue falls much short of expectations

first_imgAfter all the doubts, it seems that the November Asiad, now less than four months away, finally means business. Last fortnight, however, it turned out that that was precisely what it didn’t mean: at the weekly meeting of the Special Organising Committee (SOC) of the Asiad, official estimates placed before,After all the doubts, it seems that the November Asiad, now less than four months away, finally means business. Last fortnight, however, it turned out that that was precisely what it didn’t mean: at the weekly meeting of the Special Organising Committee (SOC) of the Asiad, official estimates placed before the members gloomily indicated that advertising and franchise revenue from the winter jamboree was falling much short of expectations with only Rs 12 crore of the expected Rs 34 crore collected so far. Said a member of the SOC secretariat: “The selling of Appu is ending up the wrong way.”The Asiad is being touted to advertisers and franchise seekers by three set-ups. The SOC itself has already decided on various soft drink and food suppliers. It has entrusted the job of selling advertising space in the arenas to MEETCO, a Dubai-based company, which is working in India through A.K. Advertising of Bombay, whose chairman is film actor Sanjay Khan.Prahlad Bajaj and Company, also of Bombay, has been asked by the SOC to sell the right to carry the Asiad logo and mascot on commercial products. While Prahlad Bajaj has made no monetary commitment, MEETCO has to pay the SOC a minimum of Rs 5 crore. But things have not worked out quite the way the organisers would have liked them to. Neither MEETCO nor Prahlad Bajaj is willing to talk figures, but unofficial sources say that MEETCO, for its part, has sold only a tenth of the space available in the stadia.advertisementPrahlad Bajaj too has not made much headway and is grumbling about the direct deals that the SOC has made with various suppliers. As for the SOC itself, its Director of Coordination, Arun K. Gupta, also refuses to talk figures; only a few weeks earlier he had told India Today that Rs 17.5 crore had already been collected. This boastful statement, as the SOC’s own records show, is far from the truth.Little Interest: An analysis of the Rs 12 crore already collected tells its own story. The revenue from franchising the logo, mascot and gift items – beverages, food-stuffs – comes to slightly over Rs 87 lakh. Messages printed on tickets have brought in Rs 26.5 lakh. Rights for advertising, television rights and indoor advertisements add up to Rs 9.64 crore. including MEETCO’s share.Royalties from sports goods made by foreign and Indian firms put in another Rs 1 crore. Donors who gave money in the interest of sports threw in Rs 32 lakh. It is clear that the logo and the mascot have brought in a meagre amount; worse, private individuals have already begun to pirate Appu on souvenirs like T-shirts and key-chains.When the selling of Appu began, the future seemed rosy called ‘The Most Unique Advertising Opportunity This Year’, a booklet pointed out that at least 20 lakh people would watch the Games, not to mention television audiences at home and abroad. They offered a series of 18 major packages at a price of Rs 15 lakh for five prime ground sites, as well as 40 other opportunities – including balloons at Rs 5 lakh each that would float above the stadia.According to Timuchin Hasan, general manager of A.K. Advertising, it was thought that with the total advertising expenditure by private and public sector companies being Rs 196.24 crore in 1980-81, it would not be too difficult to raise Rs 3 crore, with more from overseas advertisers.As things stand, the expectations have been belied, MEETCO, said an SOC official, has so far deposited Rs 3.8 crore, “but now they seem to be hedging on the remaining Rs 1.2 crore”. MEETCO is unlikely to back out, but it is finding it rough going. Prahlad Bajaj is dogged by the fact that different business houses are paying different prices for the franchise, and this has greatly upset advertisers. Pure Drinks, makers of Campa-Cola, paid Rs 3.5 lakh, AMPRO biscuits Rs 2.2 lakh and Victor T-shirts Rs 3 lakh.The ice cream struggle had the relatively unknown Bingo brand in the lead, with the promoters asking for Rs 4.5 lakh. Another reason for the low sales is the textile strike which has crippled the otherwise high-spending industry. S. Chatterji of Prahlad Bajaj is quite honest: “We have tried hard to promote sales but the response is poor.”Scanty Exposure: The fault lies not so much with MEETCO and Prahlad Bajaj as with the Asian Games organisers. There is simply not enough exposure of the Asiad on a national basis. Appu should have been on first-name terms with the country by now – just as Misha, the Moscow Olympics mascot was in 1980 – but very few people have heard of the cheerful elephant outside the capital.advertisementSaid an SOC member: “There should have been an Asiad fever in the capital. But everyone just seems to be happy because the flyovers have opened. Outside Delhi, no one seems to be aware of the big event in November.”No wonder that unhappiness is the common denominator among the sponsors and promoters of the big event in November. The SOC puts the blame squarely on MEETCO and Prahlad Bajaj for not achieving the targets, although no one is willing to disclose the target. The truth is simple: the SOC had hoped that the promoters would sell space, the logo and the mascot and sell the Games in the bargain – a job they themselves should have done. It turned out to be a bad bargain.last_img read more