Minister Addy Outlines Achievement in 2014

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Axel Addy has outlined successes achieved by his ministry in 2014.Appearing as guest on the ELBC Super Morning Show (SMS) recently in Paynesville, the Minister intoned that the Ministry went to a retreat last year and developed a three-year strategic plan which attempts to find innovative ways to address the ministry’s mandate.He said at that retreat the ministry shifted its focus in 2014, to ensure that there is no new crisis, with the Ebola epidemic already existing in the country.The Minister disclosed that the MOC constituted a small team that met with importers of petroleum products, rice and others to learn about challenges they are facing in importing these products and they were able to achieve their target.With such achievement done last year, Minister Addy added that the ministry has been and is able to maintain a steady supply of seven brands of rice and fuel on the Liberian market.He stressed that the ministry has also established a Customer Service Center which deals with consumer complaints and the processing of IPDs.According to Minister Addy, a one stop shop will be established at the ministry by the end of the first quarter of this year and the Liberia Revenue Authority and Central Bank of Liberia will be included into it.Commenting further, the Liberia Commerce Minister said the ministry has embarked on a journey to build the capacity of staff by sending them abroad for training and building their capacities through the Liberia Institute for Public Administration, adding that they are seeing progress.The Commerce Minister indicated that this is the first time the ministry’s staffs went through orientation to understand the mandate of the ministry and their job descriptions, which he said was done through the Human Resource DepartmentHe said “one of the innovations we have put in place at the ministry is what we called the Welfare Committee and that manages staff, deals with debts in the ministry between the employees, including various issues. This is beginning to prove very positive because our staffs have vehicles that they can use to do their work.”Commenting on the generation of revenues by his ministry, the minister pointed out that the ministry doubled its revenue generation in 2014 and has planned to triple it this year.The Minister of Commerce stated further that the ministry is working with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to generate more money for government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool not just the ‘Fab Four’- Klopp

first_imgHowever, Klopp believes the moniker denies recognition to the talent throughout the rest of Liverpool’s squad.“I said already I have no problem with nicknames like ‘Fab Four’ but that is disrespectful against all the other players,” said the German.“We played a fantastic game at West Ham and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was involved.“We didn’t have Adam Lallana so far and I think he would fit fantastically in each group or band in this world.“Also Daniel Sturridge, Dom Solanke and all these offensive players. That’s not fair on them.”Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will be recalled to midfield after he was left out of the team which hammered Spartak Moscow 7-0 to progress to the Champions League knockout stage in midweek.Klopp insists there were no hiddens reasons as to why Henderson did not feature against the Russians and believes he will be pivotal in the derby at Anfield.“He is such an important player for us,” Klopp said.“I want that everybody respects that Jordan is our skipper because he deserved it, because he is the right man for the job. But even a captain cannot play all the time –- that’s how it is.”– ‘Let the occasion overawe us’ –Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits the first priority for his players in the match will be to ‘master’ Liverpool’s devastating attacking threat.Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits the first priority for his players in the match will be to ‘master’ Liverpool’s devastating attacking threat © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLiverpool have scored 40 goals in their last 11 matches in all competitions, and have scored 19 in their six-match unbeaten run that includes five wins.Everton have not won at Anfield for 18 years, but it is Liverpool’s current form rather than the burden of history which will influence Allardyce’s tactical approach.“It is about us handling that and that pressure and atmosphere,” he said.“And handling a team that I have to admit is probably in the best form since Jurgen arrived and one of the best strike forces available in the Premier League.“We certainly have to master that on Sunday before we can think can we get at Liverpool and get in the right areas to score a goal and not waste the possession we get and not let the occasion overawe us.“All I can ask is the players to play their best game, it still might not be good enough against Liverpool because of the form they are in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will be recalled to midfield against Everton after he was left out of the team which hammered Spartak Moscow 7-0 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims there is more to his side than his devastating “Fab Four” attack ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby with Everton.The Beatles-inspired nickname has been given to the front quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane after some eye-catching performances this season.last_img read more

Things To Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Santa Clarita Valley Family History Fair will feature free classes and workshops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call Linda Metcalf at (661) 298-7314. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Elks Charity Roast will honor Tom Veloz, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $150. Call (661) 251-1620. Midwinter Madrigal Feast to benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20800 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $100. Call (661) 254-8886 or visit Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Mike Marino and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Sierra Club hike, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Santa Clarita High School Barbershop Quartet contest, 7 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Arroyo Seco Junior High, 27171 N. Vista Delgado Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 296-2292 or visit To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Skin of our Teeth” will be presented, 7 p.m. today, Friday and Feb. 2-4 in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8 at the door. Call (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Mark Eddie and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. last_img read more


first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource centreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form contact: 04882 250 962/0749141773. • KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning April 2013 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 07491 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 07491 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday.• Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Calling all youth On Friday the 22nd March in association with Border Villages Integration Project, Sinead Scott will be running a Crazy Circuits session for any young person interested. She will also be advising on muscle/fat/water content in the body. For more information or to book a place contact reception on 074 91 41773. • Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, brick-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped off at reception anytime Monday to Friday.Many Thanks• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The current opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Each Volunteer is only required to work 3 hours out of these shifts. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.  DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NEWS was last modified: March 20th, 2013 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:LIfford/Clonleigh newslast_img read more