Motorcyclists Union Appreciates Pres. Sirleaf

first_imgPresident Sirleaf receives copy of the “Pem-pem boys nonviolent movie” from John Kenyon, president, Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL)President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received appreciation from the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL) for 12 years of uninterrupted peace and for creating the space for motorcyclists to carry out their normal duties.“Madam President, because of the maintenance of peace under your able leadership we are able to ride our bikes, build our homes, send ourselves to school and feed ourselves, we say thank you very much Madam President,” said John Kenyon, head of the Union. “You will be remembered even after your administration has come to an end.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the assertion was made at program marking the appreciation of President Sirleaf by Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia, which took place at the Monrovia City Hall on Sunday, November 5, 2017.Speaking on behalf of the Motorcyclists, Kenyon said President Sirleaf, as the first democratically female President in Africa, has done well and should be appreciated while she is still alive. Presenting a copy of a movie to President Sirleaf, entitled: “Pem-pem Boys Nonviolent Movie,” he noted that President Sirleaf has created the space for motorcyclists to succeed and improve their lives. He furthered: “We are productive citizens of Liberia and not to be called all kinds of names,” he said.He used the occasion to congratulate Deputy Inspector General of Police, Col. Abraham Kromah for the level of transformation over the period. Using a biblical maxim, Mr. Kenyon described Col. Kromah as having been transformed from “Saul to Paul”. Mr. Kenyon encouraged motorcyclists to avoid being used by politicians for their selfish interest and ensure peace always and at all times.He told the gathering that the Union has purchased a parcel of land in Margibi County to construct a vocational school to enhance their ability. He then appealed to President Sirleaf on behalf of the Union to be captured in the next national budget to buttress their development efforts.Cross-section of members of the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL), at the Monrovia City Hall (Photo: Executive Mansion)Responding, President Sirleaf thanked the Motorcyclists and described them as “Professional Entrepreneurs” and not just “Motorcyclists” because they carried sick children and pregnant women to various places. She commended them for their outstanding contributions to the Liberian economy by providing transportation services throughout the country.The Liberian leader assured the Motorcyclists of her government’s commitment to improving the lives of all Liberians including motorcyclists all over Liberia adding, “Although we haven’t reached the place we want to reach due to some delays including the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus for two years and others, we are committed to connecting our roads including county capitals; All financial requirements has bee put in place to begin the roads pavement as we approach the dry season” She said.Speaking further, she noted despite the challenges encountered, her government has made sufficient progress both nationally and internationally including building of roads, among others. Describing the ceremony as a family gathering, she urged motorcyclists to respect the rule of law and be good citizens because, according to her, the future rests with them. She promised to sponsor the “Pem-Pem Boys Non Violent Movie”, which was earlier presented to her.In separate remarks, Deputy Inspector General Abraham Kromah and Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh lauded the motorcyclists for coming together and encouraged them to remain law abiding at all times. They pledged their continued support to the Motorcyclists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE LAC 2014 TURKEY TROT

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic ClubTurkey Trot 2014PlaceRace No.NamePre. TimeAct.TimeTime Diff.1326Shaun Mc Bride25:300:25:30.000:002320Liam Doherty17:220:17:21.000:013340Marcus Mcclintock18:200:18:19.000:014359Kevin Greenan20:150:20:14.000:015388Mark Trayers22:100:22:11.000:016347Catherine Whoriskey19:530:19:51.000:027297Daniel Cullen19:550:19:58.000:038345John Hughes22:350:22:32.000:039348Danny Mooney15:300:15:33.000:0310353Kevin Mc Gee17:300:17:26.000:0411346Raymond Birch17:180:17:22.000:0412299Darren Beecroft20:100:20:16.000:0613335Mark Mcpaul16:500:16:44.000:0614339Marie Boyle21:000:20:54.000:0615292Aidan Mc Kenna17:490:17:57.000:0816343James Mc Fadden17:300:17:38.000:0817364Michael Logue17:520:18:01.000:0918279Donal Farren16:550:16:46.000:0919385Eimear Mc Dermott20:060:20:16.000:1020384Eoin Sheehy22:370:22:47.000:1021276Barry Chambers19:130:19:02.000:1122322John Cannon19:500:20:01.000:1123357Paul Lee20:150:20:27.000:1224356Kevin Toner20:450:20:57.000:1225316Mark Canning19:550:20:08.000:1326288Joe English19:100:18:57.000:1327387Michael Gillespie24:500:24:36.000:1428301Gerard Mc Gettigan18:080:18:22.000:1429277Derek Callaghan18:000:18:15.000:1530313Catriona Devine18:200:18:35.000:1531334Garvan Boyce19:300:19:45.000:1532314Pauric Breslin16:160:16:31.000:1533360Gerard Mc Connell21:000:21:15.000:1534291Orla Redmond29:550:30:11.000:1635329Irene Mc Fadden25:300:25:14.000:1636330John Doherty25:300:25:14.000:1637368Paddy. Toye24:000:23:44.000:1638290Paul Coyle23:230:23:06.000:1739312Teresa Doherty16:250:16:42.000:1740286PJ Boyce17:500:18:09.000:1941310John Conaghan19:300:19:50.000:2042351Donal Mulholland20:300:20:52.000:2243354Gerard Marley22:220:21:59.000:2344341Denis Sheridan27:340:27:11.000:2345289Gerry Mc Monagle18:300:18:07.000:2346321Claire Harkin21:560:22:20.000:2447350Brian Ferry17:400:18:04.000:2448386Markus Mc Brearty16:500:17:15.000:2549342Adrian Mc Hugh20:000:20:25.000:2550332Angus Hunter22:000:21:34.000:2651328Shauna Mc Geehan19:590:19:32.000:2752287Gerard Gallagher15:280:15:55.000:2753296Jason Mc Daid19:350:20:02.000:2754349Paula O’ Cullen25:000:25:29.000:2955275Brian McCrea17:340:17:04.000:3056311James Carlin21:150:21:46.000:3157298Marie Boyle23:250:22:54.000:3158352Brian Crossan17:350:18:08.000:3359361Gerard Gallagher20:350:21:09.000:3460281Kay Byrne19:000:19:34.000:3461325Mary Martin25:450:25:11.000:3462365Siobhan Hopkins26:300:27:04.000:3463383John Mc Elwaine23:000:23:35.000:3564278Dara Dunne21:300:20:55.000:3565355Kevin Ferry17:560:18:32.000:3666302Dermot Mc Elchair17:500:17:13.000:3767300Eugene Mc Ginley23:100:23:48.000:3868324Peter Kardos20:190:19:40.000:3969333Barry Mackey19:500:20:29.000:3970317Michael Galvin22:150:21:35.000:4071323Damian Mc Bride18:150:18:55.000:4072282PJ Hagan18:450:19:26.000:4173327Jack Mc Bride16:300:17:14.000:4474285Margaret Kelly20:000:20:44.000:4475336Noreen Bonner20:590:21:45.000:4676331Joseph Casey24:000:23:13.000:4777382Cathal Morrisan19:540:20:44.000:5078284Terry Mcfadden19:450:20:41.000:5679366Garry Price25:100:26:06.000:5680344James Mc Bride23:200:22:20.001:0081367Breda Canning30:000:28:56.001:0482370Chris Dullaghan29:300:28:23.001:0783358Dermot Gallagher22:480:24:00.001:1284295James Gibbins20:300:21:44.001:1485315Matt Hogan20:300:21:44.001:1486280Aisling Farren24:220:23:01.001:2187337Kenneth Moore20:300:21:57.001:2788293Pat Mc Kenna27:050:25:31.001:3489362Jean Mc Glinchey28:100:26:35.001:3590274Philip Connolly26:000:24:24.001:3691294Rachel Mc Kenna27:000:25:21.001:3992283Stephanie O’hara29:460:31:42.001:5693338Bernie Gallagher29:460:31:42.001:5694318David Connors24:100:26:27.002:1795319Edel Bradley24:100:26:27.002:1796389Margareta Shields25:300:23:07.002:2397363Sean Lorinyenko25:450:28:14.002:29RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE LAC 2014 TURKEY TROT was last modified: December 14th, 2014 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:2014LACturkey trotlast_img read more

TCI with Seven top resorts says Condé NastTraveler

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Top7Resorts Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 23, 2017 – Parrot Cay – Condé Nast, one of the world’s leading travel magazine publications has named its Top 20 resorts in the Atlantic and seven of the spots belong to the Turks and Caicos. Como Parrot Cay tops the Turks and Caicos properties on the list at number 4. West Bay Club at No. 7, Gansevoort is at No. 8, Grace Bay Club is 11th on the list; The Palms is 12th; Seven Stars comes in at No. 15 and at No. 18 is Amanyara on the favorites list of the Reader’s Choice Awards.#MagneticMediaNews#Top7Resorts Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Shutdown looms as President pushes the border wall

first_img Allen Denton, Allen Denton 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Congress faces a December 7th deadline to fund part of it’s government or we could see a partial shutdown.KUSI’s Allen Denton has more on the story. November 28, 2018 Posted: November 28, 2018 Shutdown looms as President pushes the border wall Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Snaps earnings show that users arent disappearing anymore

first_img Snapchat Tags Getty Images Snap, which has struggled to keep users on its Snapchat app, broke its losing streak.Snap said Tuesday that 186 million users logged in to the vanishing-messaging app daily in the fourth quarter, the same number as in the previous quarter. Snap had seen a drop in daily usage for two consecutive quarters last year after an unpopular redesign of the app.The results helped the company boost revenue and narrow its loss compared with the same period last year.Investors loved the news, pushing the company’s shares as much as 20 percent higher in after-hours trading. That isn’t to say Snap doesn’t have challenges. The company is working on a new version of the app for Android. Snap is also dealing with a string of executive departures, including Tim Stone, the chief financial officer who said last month that he was leaving after less than a year on the job. It also has to compete with larger social networks such as Facebook and its Instagram service, both of which have been investing more in ephemeral messaging, for ad dollars. “The transitions we made in both the Snapchat platform and our business last year were necessary and created many of the opportunities we have ahead of us,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel during a conference call with analysts. “But change is always difficult and this past year was no exception.”Snap has rolled out a new version of its Android app to a small percentage of its users, but didn’t say when it will be released more broadly. Spiegel also said during the conference call that the company is trying to get users between the ages of 13 to 34 to spend more time on the app by releasing more original shows on the platform. At the same time, the company is focusing on personalizing the app for users above 34 years old and expanding internationally. In the fourth quarter, the company grew its revenue by 36 percent, to $389.8 million, beating the $377.52 million expected on average by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.Snap reported an adjusted loss, which excludes expenses such as employee stock compensation, of 4 cents a share compared with a loss of 13 cents in the same quarter last year. Analysts expected a loss of 7 cents a share. The company also doesn’t expect daily active users to decline in the first three months of 2019. “The fact that Snap was able to maintain its daily active user base quarter over quarter is a positive sign,” Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst with eMarketer, said in an email. “When Snap finally rolls out its updated Android app, it could move the company back into growth territory.”First published Feb. 5, 1:23 p.m. PTUpdate, 2 p.m.: Adds quote from analyst. 3:17 p.m.: Adds remarks from conference call. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game. 0 Internet Services Tech Industry Post a comment Share your voicelast_img read more

CBS Viacom to reunite in merger that creates roughly 30B company

first_imgStar Trek: Discovery is one of CBS’ flagship streaming series. CBS All Access CBS and Viacom, two television programming companies that split more than a decade ago, finalized a merger deal Tuesday to recombine, creating a single entity with about $30 billion in market value. The new company, which will be called ViacomCBS, brings brands like CBS and Showtime together with the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Paramount. A CBS-Viacom reunion is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions of traditional media companies, as they try to come to grips with the scale of their emerging competitors in the tech world. Netflix and YouTube dominate eyeballs online, and companies like Apple and Amazon, with market caps hovering around $1 trillion, are delving more deeply into video programming. In response, legacy media companies are consolidating to bulk up. Following megadeals like AT&T buying Time Warner and Disney taking over Fox, CBS and Viacom become the latest to turn to M&A as they face a changing landscape where streaming’s on the rise and traditional pay-TV is slipping. (Disclosure: CBS Corp. is the parent of CNET.)During a call with analysts, executives said they hoped to bulk up CBS All Access with kids programming from Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon. Executives added that they continue to like the idea of pricing CBS All Access under $10 a month because they remain interested in driving up subscribers. One of the key motivations for combining, they said in a joint release, was streaming video. CBS and Viacom said a merged company would be in a better position to accelerate a “direct-to-consumer” strategy — industry jargon for streaming services that don’t involve any traditional TV distributor like a cable company. The companies collectively operate CBS All Access and Showtime’s streaming option, along with Pluto TV (a free streaming TV service in the US) and newcomers such as CBSN, ET Live and niche players like Noggin. They noted that the merger could give them opportunities to expand their streaming internationally. The companies also said their merger will improve opportunities in advertising and deals with distributors and create a stronger player to license their catalog to other platforms worldwide. The companies said they expect the deal, which still needs to win regulatory approval and clear other conditions, will close by the end of this year. Viacom shares will be converted into shares of CBS, with CBS shareholders owning about 61% of the combined company, and Viacom the rest.Viacom’s head, Bob Bakish, will lead the combined company as president and CEO, while CBS’s leader, Joe Ianniello, will serve as chairman and CEO of CBS proper. “Our unique ability to produce premium and popular content for global audiences at scale — for our own platforms and for our partners around the world — will enable us to maximize our business for today, while positioning us to lead for years to come,” Bakish said in a statement. Originally published August 13, 12:23 p.m. PT.Update, 2:25 p.m. PT: With comment from executives on call. Comments Tags TV and Movies Digital Media Share your voice 7 CBS Viacomlast_img read more

RGVs Lakshmis NTR release postponed again Is CBFCTDP responsible for this delay

first_imgLakshmi’s NTRTwitterDirector Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has once again postponed the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. Fingers are apparently being pointed at Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for this delay.Lakshmi’s NTR, which is a biopic on NT Rama Rao, is one of the most-anticipated Telugu movies of 2019. Its controversial promos and the failure of NTR: Kathanayakudu and Mahanayakudu have raised a lot of curiosity and expected this movie. But Ram Gopal Varma has been testing the patience of the viewers by deferring its release for various reasons.Ram Gopal Varma recently confirmed that Lakshmi’s NTR would hit the screens on March 22 and none can stop its release. Even producer Rakesh Reddy also assured to fight against all odds for its release. But now, the director has silently announced its delay on his Twitter handle without revealing the reason for it. He tweeted, “‏Get Ready to know all the truths on March 29 th #LakshmisNTR.”Many in the film industry are busy speculating the reason for Ram Gopal Varma postponing the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. They feel that the complaint filed by the TDP activist or the delay in the censorship must be responsible for the film not hitting the screens on the announced date.It is known that a TDP worker named Devibabu Choudhary had filed case with the Election Commission, seeking to stop the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. In his complaint, he had claimed that the movie shows AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in a bad light, which will not only tarnish his image but also affect the voters, as it hits the screens weeks before the polling. It is said that the court might have issued an order to halt.On the other hand, Ram Gopal Varma alleged on Sunday that the CBFC was delaying the censorship of Lakshmi’s NTR for obvious reasons. He tweeted on March 17, “By refusing to watch #LakshmisNTR by assuming what might be in the film, It is clear that CBFC is over reaching its authority in trying to favour someone.”Ram Gopal Varma announced to hold a press meet on Monday. The director tweeted, “Me and my advocate Mr. Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy are going to address a press meet tmrw 18th mrng 10 AM at Prasad lab to reveal about CBFC ILLEGALLY TRYING TO STOP #LakshmisNTR ..We will be telling the details about how it will be dragged to court.”Minutes later, Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by changing his stand on the CBFC. He tweeted, “There has been an unfortunate misunderstanding between our office and the CBFC which has now been cleared ..The CBFC is now doing the necessary action as per the laid down procedure ..Hence our press meet against the CBFC is cancelled ..Jai NTR #LakshmiNTR”Get Ready to know all the truths on March 29 th #LakshmisNTR pic.twitter.com/GRGTC9K3jR— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 19, 2019last_img read more

Oscar nominees fuel Chinese movie piracy

first_imgOscar nominees fuel Chinese movie piracy546 viewsOscar nominees fuel Chinese movie piracy546 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Oscar nominees fuel Chinese movie piracy546 viewsBusinessPLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Academy Award-nominated films flooding the market in China – top-quality bootleg versions, that is. It’s Oscar season again. China hasVentuno Web Player 4.50PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Academy Award-nominated films flooding the market in China – top-quality bootleg versions, that is. It’s Oscar season again. China haslast_img read more

16 HIV positive Rohingyas found one dies

first_imgA Rohingya refugee woman who arrived from Myanmar last night by boat, sits on the bank of the Naf river as border guards temporarily hold them, in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh, 7 October, 2017. Photo: ReutersAround 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, reports UNB.Physician Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since 25 August.Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while treatment for the rest six will begin soon.Meanwhile, one of the HIV patients died before starting the treatment, said the physician.Abdus Salam, civil surgeon of the district, said that the number of patients having HIV is increasing.He said that some 2,000 medical staffs, including 100 MBBS doctors, specialist physicians, intern physicians, medical students, are working for ensuring treatment at Rohingya camps.last_img read more