The seminar, which officially opened at PA’s Rib-house on Thursday, brought together miners and primary contractors, policy makers, major mining and service companies, suppliers associations, practitioners and donors from the mining industry in the country.The seminar is aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences on how to generate common understanding of potential benefits of local procurement, as well as the conditions leading to a successful result of the events.Speaking at the opening ceremony, World Bank Group’s Country Manager, Coleen Littlejohn, reminded participants that they would share and discuss recent research on local procurement in Liberia and the West African region more widely and how to make them more effective for the benefit of governments, industries, suppliers and other stakeholders.According to the World Bank official, the aim of the workshop is to create a better understanding of the mining requirements and create a network with suppliers in ensuring that they increase local procurement for miners.Madam Littlejohn further explained that mining the sector is another source of revenue generating for the government if key attention is given to it as well as employment opportunity for it citizens.“Mining itself generates huge amount of revenue in the private sector and provide opportunity to the people.”She assured that the event would also introduce the World Bank’s new practical guide to mining local procurement in West Africa, which is being developed to support stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of their local procurement efforts.For his part, Tim Melvin, Country Manager of Building Markets said that Building Markets is working with suppliers in identifying lead business opportunity to Liberian.Mr. Melvin said the workshop will addressed some of the major challenges facing business entrepreneurs in the country, especially the mining sectors.He acknowledged the World Bank, NIC and the Ministry of Lands Mine and Energy’s support in hosting the seminar.The Country Manager of Building Markets also called on participants to remain focused and benefit from the workshop.Also speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Lands, Mines &Energy Minister for Operations Mr. Sam Russ noted local procurement is a part of the government’s strategy plan, which he said is being looked at along with other key components of local procurement in the country.“We have realized that as a country, we don’t have effective a monitoring system that can track mining companies that are involved,” Mr. Russ declared.He expressed that hope that at the end of workshop, participants would have effective leverage to discuss and attach importance to the procurement process.The MLME official implored the participants to convey the message to their various mining companies.This program, he said, is a Liberian program and we need to ensure that this workshop achieves its goals.“It is important for you concession companies because it affects your social lesson and some of you who work in various communities, the residents in those communities expect to benefit from you.” For his part, the director of project implementation unit (PIU) at NIC Mr. Zizi Stevens assured the public that NIC remains committed to the local procurement process.Mr. Stevens, who spoke on behalf of NIC’s Michael S. Wotorson, said the government is also supportive of the policy in the mining sector of the country, which is going to include all local procurement contracts in the country.He disclosed that the NIC has an ongoing project focusing on local procurement and different strategy policies in guiding the process. The seminar is expected to conclude on Friday, April 4, 2014. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) So, building markets, an international business consortium that is helping to train and create business opportunity businesses in collaboration with the World Bank Group, the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLME) and Liberia’s National Investment Commission (NIC) yesterday, April 3, began a two-day seminar to discuss local procurement issues in the country’s mining sector. Effective procurement procedure is a major challenge in Liberia, stakeholders including government and development partners have observed. Now they want a reform of the country’s procurement policy, that many, including those in government, believe is hindering the speedy completion of government’s development projects.
Many years ago a young boy named Isaac Toe lived with his parents in a small village.Isaac was the last of 12 children, ten boys and two girls. Isaac’s father was a hunter and his mother a market woman. His uncle’s name was John, a businessman in the city. Isaac was a clever boy who had lots of love for education, which was all he ever wished for. His aim was that one day he would earn a doctoral degree. He also wished to be a good and responsible man in the future.Isaac used to walk four kilometers to school, located in another village. One day Uncle John came to Isaac’s father in the village to ask whetherIsaac could accompany him to the city and the father agreed and few days later arrived in the city. Isaac’s uncle had three sons, two of whom were in Isaac’s age group. Isaac had to do all the work at home, such as washing his uncle and aunt’s clothes and also those of his three cousins. Isaac was also required to clean the house floor, wash the dishes as well as his uncle’s car. Nevertheless Isaac did not worry about working but only worried about his education. He knew that only one thing made him to come with his uncle, and that one thing was education. Isaac did not care whatever treatment his uncle gave him.One day Isaac’s father came to visit them in the city. When the father arrived, he saw his brother’s children watching television. When he asked for Isaac, he learned he was in the back yard. At the backyard he saw the work his son was doing and became unhappy about it. So the father decided to take Isaac back to the village but Isaac begged his father to let him stay, and his father reluctantly agreed.When Isaac’s father returned to the village, his uncle did not change his nephew’s situation. His three cousins did not show interest in their education simply because they were aware of their father was well-to-do. Their father on many occasions advised them about the future but they never cared.Years later, Isaac began to make lots of money and was glad that he achieved his goal. Sadly, his three cousins lived from hand to mouth when their father had died many years later.Isaac’s cousins eventually learned that parental advice is the best way forward and everything in life has time.But Isaac did not forget about his cousins and would provide them basic things to make their lives more comfortable, for Isaac remembered the goodness that his uncle did for him and therefore became an important person that the family looked up to.Editor’s Note: Master Marcy T. Forpoh is a high school student.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mahase Arjoon was on Friday sentenced to nine months in prison after he admitted to breaking into the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) building and stealing a quantity of items.Arjoon, who had initially denied committing the act, confessed to the charge when the matter came up for a second hearing before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The court heard that on between April 24 and April 25 last, Arjoon forcefully gained entry into the SARA building on Main Street, Georgetown and carted off one Del laptop computer valued $250,000, two external drives worth $40,000 and one stereo handset, valued $8000; a total of $298,000 and belonging to Troy Bentic.Bentic reported that on April 24 at about 17:00h, he secured his belongings before leaving the SARA office, where he is employed.He noted that upon returning on April 25, he observed that the locks had been tampered with and someone had gained access into the building.CCTV footage of the area later showed Arjoon as the person breaking into the building. He subsequently confessed to investigators.Arjoon is said to be a known character to Police and has had several other brushes with the law in the past.
The purpose of the visit, according to Ralston, is to gain a better understanding of the different elements required from the northern region before the province implements their plan to construct LNG facilities.“There are concerns about the return in taxes to the province, the environmental impact, whether it will be jobs for British Columbians and Canadians, and also the impact on our climate legislation as well,” explains Ralston. “Lots of opportunities there and we’re looking at the details – that’s our job to make sure it’s the best deal for British Columbians.”Ralston says after visiting Encana, he is however already impressed with their drill site and compression station at the new water treatment hub, particularly the practice of recycling water from previous fracking expeditions, as well as the process of providing produced water and saline water.- Advertisement -“It’s also in their business interest to, in the long run, reduce their requirements for water by recycling the water that comes out of the production process,” says Ralston. “So it will save them money and is probably better for the environment.”Ralston says he’s taking what he learns today in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John to the next legislative assembly.“We’re (the opposition) not going to be afraid to express our opinion where it’s necessary; but I think it’s also important, before making criticism, to also understand the industry, and the jobs it brings and the prosperity it brings,” Ralston goes on to say. “So that’s in large part why I’m here.”Advertisement Ralston concludes by saying there is an obligation from the affected municipalities to ensure the adamant of LNG doesn’t overshadow the needs of residents.“Certainly that’s what the mayors will be talking about down in the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference this week; about the strain on infrastructure – whether it’s on roads here, whether it’s on availability of physicians, whether it’s on schools or post-secondary education.”Ralston adds, “All of those things need to keep pace with the rest of the economy if you’re to have a balanced and livable community.”
Damian Timoney from Donegal Town, Co. Donegal won Ä35,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lotteryís Money Spinner event held at Breaffy House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 28 June 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Damian Timoney, the winning player and Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in Spar, Timony News, Bridge Street, Donegal Town.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDamian Timoney could well be the luckiest barman in Ireland.On Saturday night last Damian, from Donegal Town, scooped €35,000 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner Wheel.But Damian has revealed that it’s not his first time to hit the jackpot. The well-known barman also appeared on RTE’s The Big Money Game Show last July when he scooped €36,000 – clearing him a cool €71,000 in less than a year.Damian from Castle Street, in Donegal Town also win a luxury holiday to compliment his cash prize on Saturday evening.When Damian appeared on The Big Money Game Show last year, he said, “This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. ”But that obviously wasn’t the case for lucky Damian. Damian said, “It’s true what they say lightning can strike twice for some, and luckily for me he did.”He used his Big Money windfall to buy a car, help his family, and take his son to New York on a holiday.He hasn’t made any plans this time around but his mother Mary would love a new settee.Damian lives with his parents Mary and Eamon.He has one son Kevin (22) who lives near Ballybofey. He discovered the good news when his friend, Julie Lynch, messaged him on Saturday evening saying she had been hoping her three stars would be called out and his were instead.He watched the draw on YouTube when he got home from work to see if it was true.Damian revealed had a medal from Lourdes in his wallet for good luck.IT’S ‘DOUBLES’ ALL ‘ROUND FOR IRELAND’S LUCKIEST BARMAN! was last modified: June 30th, 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:BarmanDamian TimoneydonegalMOney Spinnernational lottery
The HSE has urged parents to ensure children are vaccinated before any summer travel, as a number of countries have reported measles outbreaks. It is also important that older children going to language colleges or other summer camps are up to date with their MMR vaccine.In 2017 there are outbreaks of measles reported in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom: – the number of cases of measles reported is much greater than in previous years. This is a clear and present danger for Irish holidaymakers who are not vaccinated. Measles is a very contagious disease and can affect anyone at any age. Vaccination with MMR vaccine protects against measles. The first MMR dose is usually given by GPs at 12 months of age, and the second dose is given to children when they are 4 or 5 years old. It is never too late to catch up.Despite the availability of free and effective vaccines, a small number of people make the personal choice not to vaccinate themselves or their children or to delay vaccination leaving people vulnerable to the disease.The HSE urges all parents not to delay getting the MMR for their child when it is due and any parent who has questions about vaccination should speak to their family doctor, or alternatively visit the National Immunisation office website (www.immunisation.ie). The National Immunisation office website has clear and accurate information and will answer queries people may have about the benefits or risks of vaccination. Older children and young adults who have not completed- or are not sure they have completed- their two dose MMR vaccination schedule should be vaccinated as soon as possible.The HSE reminds people of Ireland’s fairly recent experience. The scare surrounding the MMR vaccine in the 1990s resulted in a large reduction in uptake rates for this vaccine. In January 2000, a large outbreak of measles occurred in Dublin and resulted in more than 100 children being hospitalised, 13 children required intensive care treatment and sadly three children died from Measles, a vaccine preventable illness. People need to be aware that a decision not to vaccinate may put their own life and that of their child at risk, and it may also put at risk other vulnerable individuals that they come into contact with – people with a reduced immunity, such as sick and elderly vulnerable patients, pregnant women or small babies who have not yet completed all their vaccinations.Sometimes we need to be reminded to protect ourselves and our children by vaccinating ourselves and our own family members. The MMR is safe and effective.Measles Outbreaks: Are you travelling abroad or attending summer camps? was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:HSEMeaslesMMR
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. TORONTO — When Klay Thompson didn’t make the All-NBA team, he was peeved and he didn’t care who knew it.“I just wanted to make that team so badly, just because it’s such a huge honor, to be recognized as a top-15 player in the best basketball league in the world, that’s amazing,” Thompson told ESPN. “But like I said, the opportunity to win a championship is greater.”It’s arguable if Thompson was hard-done-by not …
(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Bits of organic matter, leaves, and cells have been preserved in glass shocked by meteor impacts. Could they last millions of years?In Geology, a scientist from Brown University with three colleagues reports finding glass spherules containing organic plant material:Impact cratering can destroy life from local to global scales and result in sudden turnovers of dominant genera and/or species. Here we report that it can also preserve components of the local biology present at the time of impact. We have investigated floral matter encapsulated within Cenozoic Era impact glasses produced by separate bolide impacts into the loessoid sediments of Argentina that occurred between 9.2 Ma (Miocene) and 6 ka (Holocene). The encapsulation preserved not only macro-scale morphological biosignatures such as vascular bundles, veins, phytoliths, and papillae, but also structures down to the cellular level. In the best-preserved samples we also found evidence for organic matter. While fossilization typically occurs over an extended time period as minerals slowly replace organic matter and the host rock lithifies under pressure, the process documented here is instantaneous.A press release from Brown University, titled “Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years,” claims that at least 7 impacts have occurred in the study area in Argentina between the 6,000 and 9 million year dates. “These glasses preserve plant morphology from macro features all the way down to the micron scale,” lead author and Brown U. geologist Pete Schultz said. “It’s really remarkable.”The team found “Bundles of vein-like structures found in several samples are very similar to modern pampas grass, a species common to that region of Argentina.” Schultz likened the preservation process to deep-frying: “The outside fries up quickly but the inside takes much longer to cook,” he explained. Yes, but even then, the inside gets hot.The BBC News added more information, such as quoting Schultz that “sensitive chemicals” were preserved in the glass. If the material is from multiple impacts, there were too many events in that area (about the size of Texas) by a factor of three, according to models.After explaining the findings, the paper and the press release both launched into pure speculation, adding that if this process can preserve living material on Earth, it might have done it on Mars, too. Schultz got titillated by the thought. “Impact glass may be where the 4 billion-year-old signs of life are hiding,” Schultz said. “On Mars they’re probably not going to come out screaming in the form of a plant, but we may find traces of organic compounds, which would be really exciting.”Someone get radiocarbon dates on this! How come the secular scientists never think of that? The moyboy dates are imposed on the data, not extracted from the data. Anyone see any evolution in the 9 million imaginary years? The same pampas grass is found living in that area today. Nine million years is plenty of time for Darwin to work his magic. If a chimp became a man in just 6 million imaginary Darwin years, a plant would have plenty of time to grow legs or a brain.
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. When I first started to look into these products, I was using the acronym WRB to stand for “weather-resistive barrier.” It seems that “weather-resistive barrier” and “water-resistive barrier” are often used interchangeably, both by building professionals and manufacturers. However, I learned enough in my interviews with trusted building professionals to change the acronym so that “WRB” stood, more specifically, for “water-resistive barrier.”The thing is, it’s important to be very specific about the four different control layers in a building assembly—water, air, vapor, and thermal. Unlike the water-resistive barrier, which may terminate at the top of the wall beneath a roof overhang, for example, an air barrier is a continuous assembly that must connect from one plane of a building to the next. As you’ll see, the products often can do more than just keep water out of your walls and you may be able to use a water-resistive barrier as the air barrier on walls, but that is only one dimension of the air-control assembly.As you choose products for your work, take the advice of the building professional I spoke with and think about the four control layers individually at first. Then, if you can use a product that does double duty, great. Here are nine products that all work first-and-foremost as water-resistive barriers. Some have been around the block, others you may not have encountered yet.For a while it seemed that the brand name “Tyvek” was used synonymously with “housewrap.” This is because it was the first synthetic product to hit the American market, long before a WRB was required by the International Residential Code (IRC). Tyvek HomeWrap is nonwoven, nonperforated, high-density polyethylene. It has a perm rating of 56, one of the highest available, and is UV resistant for 120 days. DuPont… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
Cold conditions continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana even as minimum temperatures stayed few notches above normal in most parts of both the states. Fog enveloped several parts of the region, causing inconvenience to the commuters. Some places including Ambala, Karnal, Ludhiana and Patiala in both states engulfed under dense fog as visibility at these places reduced to even less than 50 meters, said an official of the MeT department here.Bathinda in Punjab was the coldest place with 5.6 degrees Celsius, official said. Among other places in Punjab, the minimum temperatures in Amritsar and Patiala were 7.9 and 10.8 degrees Celsius respectively, up to four notches above normal. Adampur, Ludhiana, Halwara, Gurdaspur and Pathankot braved cold weather at 6.4, 7.5, 7.8, 9.6 and 10.2 degrees Celsius respectively. In neighbouring state Haryana, Ambala recorded minimum at 11.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal while minimum of Hisar and Karnal was 7.7 and 10.5 degrees Celsius, up to three degrees above normal. Narnaul, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa experienced cold conditions at 10, 10.2, 8 and 8.3 degrees Celsius respectably, up to four notches above normal levels. Union territory Chandigarh, joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, witnessed minimum at 10.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.