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Orange Gives Away Second Vehicle in the Right on the Dot Network Promotion

first_imgOrange right on the dot promo 2nd car winner, Matthew Kessellie, from Voinjama, Lofa CountyTwenty-nine-year-old Matthew Kessellie from Voinjama, Lofa County has been announced as the second winner of a brand-new car from Orange Liberia’s Right On The Dot promotion. Mr. Kesellie received the life changing good news on Wednesday, April 7, 2019, when he received a call from Orange Liberia during a major national press conference, which was hosted at the company’ headquarters on Capital Bye-Pass. The call to the winner was made live on several radio stations by Orange Liberia’s Media Relations Manager Ms. Noosevett Weah who reminded the public that official calls for Orange would only come from the number 0778111222 and that Orange would never ask winners for anything in order to claim their prizes.  Prior to making the call she explained: “today, we are here to award this brand new vehicle to an individual who either made calls or used data at the top of every hour. As you all know, once it is from Orange it is guaranteed to be authentic and true.” She reminded the press that a few weeks prior, Madam Hawa Samukai from the Caldwell Community won the first vehicle. Mr. Kessellie, who is an agriculture student at the Lofa Community College, came to Orange headquarters on Monday, April 22, to receive his car from the hands of Mr. Noel Chateau, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Receiving the keys, Mr. Kessellie said that he was a long time subscriber of Orange Liberia and had always been hopeful that he would one day win a prize, but never imagined that it would actually become come a reality. “I usually listen to every Orange Liberia press conference to see if I will win but am usually disappointed at the end of the day, so to receive a call today is a true blessing for me.” He went on to say: “I feel more than happy because this would be my first time owning a car.” He thanked the management and staff of Orange Liberia and declared: “Orange has proven on many occasions that it is a company that is working to change the lives of Liberians in a positive way.”     Mr. Noel Chateau highlighted that the new promotion was being called the “Right on the dot” promotion. He explained that to participate and win prizes, Orange Liberia’s customers simply needed to make a call or activate a data session at the top of the round hour, at any of the 24 hours of the day. Customers who made a successful call at the top of the hour that is answered by another customer would automatically receive a bonus of US$2 credit to be used the next day. The credits would be divided between both the caller and the receiver, each of them receiving $1. He explained that like the call credit bonus, subscribers who entered a 4G data session on the dot of an hour would receive 100 MB, with 50MB for themselves and 50MB to share with another subscriber of their choice. Subscribers on 3G data services would receive 50 MB, with 25 MB for themselves and 25 MB to share with another subscriber of their choice, if they started browsing at exactly at the top of the hour.  Mr. Chateau elaborated that the vehicle grand prize would simply go to the customer with the highest number of calls at the top of the hour, or the highest number of data sessions started at the top of the hour. “Each time you hit the target of calling or entering a data session at the top of the hour, you receive one point,” explained Mr. Chateau, “at the end of the promotion period the individual who has received the most points drives away with the brand new vehicle. All our customers can check their number of points by dialing *450# for free. They will receive an SMS with their score. We will give away various models of different brands as the promotion is set to last several months.” Mr. Kessellie traveled from Lofa to Monrovia on Monday, April 22 to officially take delivery of his vehicle during a nationally broadcast press conference held at the company’s Capitol By-pass Headquarters. Chateau highlighted that this was a clear indication that Orange Liberia’ customers could win prizes from the company no matter where they are in Liberia. “Your location does not restrict you from winning a prize and so we encourage our subscribers across the country to actively participate in the OnTheDot promotion because anybody anywhere could drive away with the final vehicle,” Chateau concluded. 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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Ranger slapped with cocaine trafficking charge

first_imgThe cocaine that was allegedly found at the ranger’s homeThirty-two-year-old Shiva Balroop, who was on Wednesday allegedly found with 22 grams of cocaine in his possession, was granted bail by Magistrate Esther Sam when he appeared at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.The prosecution is contending that on June 26, 2019, at Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast, Balroop had 22 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. He denied the charge and after a successful application, he was released on $15,000 bail.It was reported that on the day in question, Police received a tip-off and initiated a sting operation. Balroop, who is attached to the Region Two Administration as a ranger, was arrested after Police swooped down on his home and allegedly found the illegal substance.last_img read more

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Busy start to Spring for NPSS Grizzlies

first_imgNPSS Grizzlies Boys Senior Rugby. Source NPSS Athletics FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Our Senior Girls soccer team kicked off the Spring Season in Vancouver last week at the Kick Off Tournament hosted by UBC. The girls lost to Argyle in their first game of the tournament on Thursday but finished the day with a strong 4-1 win over Crofton House in the afternoon. Goals were scored by Emma Close, Jayd Gorsic, Claire Turner and Jordynn McPherson. Jayd Gorsic received player of the game.The girls had another good day on Friday, going down 2-1 to Alpha but rallying and finishing the day with a 5-1 win over Shawnigan Lake. Goals were scored by Jayd Gorsic, Maddy Holloway (2) and Emma Close (2). Maelynne Wan received player of the game. The Grizzlies continue their southern tour this week on Vancouver Island.Senior Boys Rugby had their first 7s tournament of the season this weekend in Grande Prairie. The Grizzlies entered two teams in the tournament and placed 5th and 2nd. It was a very positive weekend for the boys and the team is looking forward to the season. Athlete of the Week: Ricarda Meier (Sr Girls Soccer)Up Next: Senior Girls Soccer has their second tournament of the season this coming weekend at UVIC on Vancouver Island.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Public Procurement Commission calls in Auditor General

first_imgSole sourced Harbour Bridge study– over alleged misuse of DHB Asphalt fund, unaccounted for millionsA day of reckoning may be approaching for those who may have misused funds from the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) Asphalt fund, with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) forwarding a report on the matter to the Audit Office of Guyana (AOG).Then Junior Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson (third right) receiving the completed feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River bridge from Ariel Mol of LievenseCSO back in 2017Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had written the PPC in June of this year to draw its attention to the use of the asphalt fund accounts to source millions for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge.Reports indicate that in 2017, $215.3 million was used from the fund, while in 2018 a further $74 million was withdrawn. The original sum approved by Cabinet for the contract was $161.5 million. It is understood that the contract price for LievenseCSO, the Dutch company that was handpicked by the Government to carry out the consultancy, was actually $148 million.A section of the correspondence written by PPC Chairperson Carol CorbinAccording to PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin in a letter seen by this publication, a copy of Teixeira’s letter, together with the Commission’s previous report on the sole-sourcing of LievenseCSO, will be forwarded to Auditor General Deodat Sharma so that he can take the relevant action.Corbin noted in her letter that as per Article 212 of the Constitution of Guyana, the Commission is authorised to liaison with and refer matters to the Auditor General and the Guyana Police Force.“In this regard, the Commission will support any request for the Auditor General to review the matter of these additional payments to LievenseCSO, as this may be very easily achieved during the regular financial audit of the company’s 2018 accounts,” the Chairperson wrote. Her correspondence was copied to Sharma.Teixeira’s letterIn Teixeira’s letter, she had called for the PPC to again investigate the feasibility study for the New Demerara River Crossing in light of new revelations that the cost was racked up by $131 million more than what the PPC had investigated and found to be the cost in its August 2018 report.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonIn addition to two varying time periods emanating from the Public Infrastructure Ministry for the duration of the feasibility contract, Teixeira pointed out that new information reveals that the cost of the study had, in fact, been racked up to a whopping $293.4 million.“The cost of the feasibility study for the New Demerara River Crossing/Bridge was far in excess of the original figure given…US$709,091, or GY$146.3 million, and far in excess of the figure approved by Cabinet…of $161,514,420 to be used from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (Asphalt Plant Accounts) to cover costs of the feasibility study for a new bridge across the Demerara River.“In fact, the feasibility study cost the taxpayers $293,439,182, or approximately US$1.4 million. This is $131,924,762 more than what the PPC had investigated and found,” she outlined.According to Teixeira, further checks also found that there was no appropriation for the MPI in the 2016 Budget for a feasibility study for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge crossing, nor were any funds allocated to the DHBC for such purposes by way of a subvention or grant in that year.Previous probeThe Procurement Commission had previously conducted a probe into the award of the feasibility study and design contract and had flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the $148 million contract be sole-sourced instead of being processed through the Procurement Board, as the law says should be done.As a result of that finding, the Opposition in August of last year asked the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to investigate the PPC’s findings. Just one day before the Alliance For Change (AFC) executive congress of June 15, 2019, Patterson was cleared by SOCU, who said in a statement that it had obtained legal advice on the matter and that no corrupt act was found.“There was no misuse of funds. There is no evidence that a criminal offence has been committed, and there is no evidence of any collusion between Arie Mol/Lievense CSO and the personnel from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,” the police said in the brief statement. Patterson went on to reclaim the General Secretary position of his party.last_img read more

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BCB wrap up 1-day spin clinic

first_imgThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) last weekend wrapped up their one-day Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh Coaching Programme for spin bowlers from the Ancient County.More than 50 potential spinners hailing from Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Albion, Port Mourant, Rose Hall Canje, Upper Corentyne, Kendall’s Union, Blairmont, Tucber Park and Number 73 attended the clinic facilitated by veteran Level Three Coach Winston Smith.Attendees pose for a photo following the Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh/BCB spin bowling clinicSmith honed in on the importance of spin bowling, targeting the various biomechanics of the trade which gave the attendees, including national youth player Kevin Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Seon Glasgow, and Jonathan Rampersaud, a wider base of knowledge.Following the successful exercise, the Coach hailed the respective clubs for continuing their drive to help produce more stars from the county, while thanking them for working closely with the BCB.The spin clinic was another drive by the BCB to ensure their players are well-rounded and properly prepared for cricket. The programme is set to culminate with a batting clinic in the New Amsterdam and West Berbice areas. Meanwhile, the BCB expressed gratitude to Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh for throwing his support behind the successful event.last_img read more

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Suspect is extradited to Illinois

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A man arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in El Monte was back in Illinois on Friday to face criminal charges in connection with a 27-year-old murder. Francisco Sandoval, who used the alias Leonel Sanchez Valencia, was extradited to Illinois on Wednesday to face two counts of homicide, three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of armed violence in Chicago, according to Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner James N. Bianco. Sandoval was scheduled to be in court in Los Angeles on Friday for an extradition hearing. Court officials did not know if he had waived extradition. The extradition case was dismissed from the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Sandoval’s charges in Illinois stem from the 1978 shooting death of a 20-year-old man and the wounding of a 18-year-old woman in the Chicago area. Sandoval, 55, had been at large for 17 years and living in El Monte before he was picked up during a routine DUI checkpoint in December, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police officers ran his fingerprints and learned Sandoval had an outstanding warrant dating to 1988. Sandoval pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was placed on three years’ summary probation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Raymundo Sandoval, Sandoval’s older brother, said his brother ended up in El Monte about five years ago and had been working as a car salesman. “I don’t know what will happen, the law is what decides,” Raymundo Sandoval said. “I feel bad because I don’t know the reality of what’s going on.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109last_img read more

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iRADIO’S DAVE O’CONNOR FOR KILDARRAGH FAIR GIG TONIGHT

first_imgHE’S probably the most popular radio presenter in the North West.And tonight iRadio’s Dave O’Connor is the special guest DJ at the Kildarragh Fair.He takes to the stage just after midnight in the Marquee – after a day of fun-filled events. The popular breakfast show presenter – famous for his on-air wind-ups – is set to attract hundreds of fans to tonight’s gig. iRADIO’S DAVE O’CONNOR FOR KILDARRAGH FAIR GIG TONIGHT was last modified: August 10th, 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:dave o’connoriRADIOlast_img read more

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Leading Equality Professor to Share Expertise with Donegal ETB

first_imgDonegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) service will host leading international equality expert Professor Kathleen Lynch at an event organised for its staff today.Professor Lynch, described by the Irish Times as “a doughty fighter, an influential voice and an Irish academic with an international reputation”, believes that the, “purpose of scholarship and research is not just to understand the world but to change it for the good of all humanity.”She was instrumental in setting up the UCD Equality Studies Centre in 1990 and the UCD School of Social Justice in 2005. Outside of UCD she has worked over many years with non-governmental organisations and statutory bodies, both nationally and internationally, to challenge inequalities and promote social justice. Professor Lynch will speak on Friday about challenging inequality in education, looking at ways of addressing various types of disadvantage, both from within and outside the system.Cróna Gallagher, Director of FET, Donegal ETB, stated, “We are delighted that Professor Lynch is coming to Donegal to share her expertise with over 100 of our FET staff.“The FET sector in Ireland has gone through, and is still undergoing, massive change following the disbanding of FÁS in 2013 and the merging of their functions with the VEC’s adult education sector to become Further Education and Training Services under the policy and funding direction of the then newly established SOLAS.“We are bringing our staff together on Friday to review the ETB’s service and to plan for the coming year, with a view to improving our offering to the public in Donegal. “Professor Kathleen Lynch will give us a valuable context for our discussions and will help us to frame our planning with the aim of providing a fair and equitable service for FET learners in the county.”Donegal ETB is the largest provider of Further Education and Training (FET) in Co. Donegal, with almost 12,000 learners completing courses in more than 120 venues in 2016.Anne McHugh, Donegal ETB Chief Executive, remarked, “I am very pleased that Professor Lynch is able to take time out of her busy research schedule to meet with our FET staff on Friday and to provide our staff with time to reflect on the FET service that we provide in the county.”Further updates on Friday’s event can be found on Donegal ETB’s Twitter account (@DonegalETB).Leading Equality Professor to Share Expertise with Donegal ETB was last modified: September 26th, 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:Donegal ETBprofessor kathleen lynchlast_img read more

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Thornton’s defensive slip a postseason lowlight for Sharks veteran

first_imgSAN JOSE – Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was even with center Joe Thornton at the Sharks’ blue line when he suddenly cut toward the goal.With a surprised Thornton trailing him, Bortuzzo received a pass from Joel Edmundson and lifted a backhand shot past Martin Jones with 3:26 left in the second period, scoring what proved to be the game winner in the Blues’ 4-2 win Monday at the SAP Center that evened the Western Conference final at 1-1.The playoffs seem to be set up perfectly for the …last_img

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UN rewards Alex renewal project

first_imgARP has been awarded for infrastructuredevelopment in Alexandra.(Image: Friends of Alex)MEDIA CONTACTS Ms Lizet Loubser +27 11 531 5525RELATED ARTICLES• Football for Hope to unite SA• Ubuntu against xenophobiaBongani NkosiA project that’s uplifting living conditions in Alexandra, one of South Africa’s most densely populated townships, has received a prestigious accolade from the United Nations.UN Habitat, a United Nations agency that promotes the social and environmental sustainability of towns and cities, awarded the sought-after Habitat Scroll of Honour to the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP) on 5 October 2009, to coincide with World Habitat Day.The Scroll of Honour celebrates initiatives that have made outstanding contributions in fields such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post-conflict reconstruction, and developing and improving the human settlements and quality of urban life. It is for the latter category that ARP has been recognised.Gauteng executive committee member for local government and housing, Kgaogelo Lekgoro, flew to Washington DC in the US to receive the award.“We are delighted that we have been selected to receive this award,” Lekgoro said. “We see this as a vote of confidence in the policies that we have pursued as government.“We are working tirelessly to provide housing, security and comfort for our people,” he added.The award was first introduced in 1989 and takes the form of a plaque engraved with the name of the winning programme, organisation or individual and their achievements.Improving livelihoodsARP has been recognised for helping thousands of poor people move into better homes and boosting health, water and electricity services.“It was our unanimous opinion that the Alexandra Renewal Project should receive the award this year for its outstanding efforts in … improving the living conditions for its residents,” said UN Habitat.ARP was launched in 2001 by then South African president Thabo Mbeki. It forms part of the government’s Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme and the Urban Renewal Programme that Mbeki announced during his State of the Nation Address in February of the same year.Between 2001 and 2004 ARP completed 28 sub-projects in Alexandra. These included the building of 1 400 houses, upgrading electricity supply and providing power for 12 000 houses, refurbishing all 18 schools in the township, the building of a new police station in Alexandra central and improvements made to the nearby Wynberg police station.ARP has also relocated 8 500 families from the township to more comfortable spots within the city of Johannesburg, while about 7 000 families have been removed from the banks of a polluted Jukskei River in the township to better settlements.Among its ongoing work, ARP is involved in upgrading ablution facilities and improving roads and pavements in the township. It is also refurbishing Alexandra’s hostels, which were mostly dilapidated. In total, ARP is overseeing almost 100 upgrade initiatives in the sprawling community.Alex, as the township is commonly known, was estimated to have 350 000 residents in 2001, all squeezed into an area of about 800ha. It is situated east of Johannesburg and close to Sandton, one of Johannesburg’s wealthiest suburbs.Among this year’s seven other award recipients, UN Habitat recognised the Ugandan Women’s Efforts to Save Children organisation, for providing water, health and sanitation to orphans and vulnerable children in that country.Township improvement driveGauteng is South Africa’s smallest, yet most populous province. It’s also the country’s economic hub. Local government there is currently running a number of programmes to improve its many townships, most of which are overcrowded and lack critical infrastructure.A US$403 000 (R3-billion) programme, the 20 Priority Township Project (20PTP), was launched in 2006 to develop identified townships within the province into upmarket residential areas. Its focus is on Orlando and Zola – two sections of South Africa’s largest township, Soweto – as well as Boipatong, Bophelong Sharpeville and Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle.Atteridgeville, Soshanguve and Mamelodi were identified as special focus areas by the city of Tshwane in Pretoria, while Katlegong, Kwatsaduza, Wattville, Daveyton, Tembisa, Refilwe and Rethabiseng, east of Johannesburg in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, are also receiving special attention.To the west of Johannesburg, Mogale City’s townships – Kagiso, Munsieville and Mohlakeng – are also benefiting from 20PTP. Conditions in Ratanda, a township in the Lesedi District Municipality, south Gauteng, are also being improved.Gauteng has also approved the Tembisa and Winterveldt Urban Regeneration projects “in order to improve historical townships existing in the province”. Tembisa is situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, while Winterveldt is in Pretoria.As part of the 20PTP, most parts of Soweto have undergone major revamps in recent years, and thanks to the efforts of the city of Johannesburg, the dusty streets of that township and Alexandra have also been tarred.Queries or comments? Contact Bongani Nkosi at bonganin@mediaclubsouthafrica.comNormal 0 //
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