‘Liberia is Grateful to Nation’s Genuine Investors’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai, has assured the nation’s genuine investors that Liberians are very grateful for their socio-economic contributions to the development, growth and progress of the country.VP Boakai made the assertion Friday at the launch of the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s (LCCBC) Cultural Leadership Campaign held at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor.Vice President Boakai described Coca-Cola/LCCBC as a true partner in progress that has made significant contributions to the overall development and progress of the country.He added that even during the height of the Ebola spread and after the crisis, LCCBC/Coca- Cola Company demonstrated consolidated partnership to all Liberians, irrespective of political, social and economic backgrounds.He recalled that in 2006 the management of the LCCBC/Coca-Cola was in Voinjama, Lofa, Gbarnga and Bong Counties and other strategic areas.The Liberian Vice President further pointed out that during the administration of LCCBC’s predecessor Rockefeller Findley, the management distributed a number of umbrellas to several small and retail customers in the country.VP Boakai also indicated that the LCCBC is not only interested in the promotion of its brand products on the Liberian market, but has worked with the Liberian government to ensure genuine development.“Keep all rules, keep safe and follow all the health measures during these crucial period of the post Ebola virus challenges and economic constraints,” VP Boakai admonished.In addition, VP Boakai assured the management of LCCBC and other investors in the country of the Liberian government’s support, protection and an enabling business environment.In closing, VP Boakai urged the Coca-Cola/LCCBC to ensure that the entity’s initiatives help in the creation of jobs for Liberians and other professionals in the country.In his statement, Mr. Philippe Ayivor, LCCBC Country Manager intimated that the entity believes in the indomitable spirit of Liberians across the country.Ayivor described Liberians as having an inner strength and as far as Coca-Cola is concerned, Liberia is an unconquerable nation despite enormous challenges.“You have overcome all your insurmountable challenges and constraints during some of your critical and difficult times,” Mr. Ayivor asserted.Executive Ayivor also pointed out that this is the kind of spirit LCCBC/Coca has seen in Liberia and that is the reason the occasion has been planned to celebrate, honor and send a message from horror to genuine hope.He disclosed that Coke was founded in 1886 and Liberia was founded as a Republic in 1847, thus making Liberia far older than Coca-Cola.Manager Ayivor said the Coca-Cola Company was established in Liberia in 1949; hence the entity has been with Liberia for a long time.He also indicated that during the height of the civil crisis, the economic fortune of Liberia turned negatively and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Liberia declined ninety percent.During the deadly Ebola virus crisis, Mr. Ayivor recounted that LCCBC/Coca-Cola distributed medical equipment, water, drugs and other critical materials to help save the lives of many Liberians.He also disclosed the cost associated with the procurement of the medical supplies, and other sanitation materials in the neighborhood of US$500,000.“We believe that the sun is rising again for Liberia and LCCBC/Coca-Cola is taking the message on the road through the country in order to bring hope to our people and refresh and introduce our products,” Mr. Ayivor emphasized.Earlier during the welcome remarks, Country Manager Seth Adu-Baah recounted the many contributions of the entity and pledged to support the Liberian government and people in its enormous post Ebola challenges.During the launch of the Cultural Leadership Campaign, Madam Kyndy Kabbah was designated by the management to serve as the brand ambassador in Liberia.Madam Kabbah, spent 23 days in an Ebola Treatment Unit after contracting the disease and by the grace of God and medical doctors, got cured.In response, Madam Kabbah accepted the honor and pledged to work with the LCCBC in its Ebola awareness and brand exposure initiatives in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exhibition Industry Continues to Grow

first_imgThe trade show industry just posted its largest first quarter gain since 2011 and its 15th-consecutive quarter of growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).CEIR, which measures industry performance using an aggregate formula that accounts for net square footage (NSF), number of exhibitors, attendance and revenue, says overall performance was up 2.6 percent year-over-year and outperformed GDP by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014.”We are very pleased by the first-quarter results which are positive and confirm our forecast that ongoing growth is still anticipated for the exhibitions and events industry,” says CEIR’s economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D. “The performance in the first quarter was quite remarkable considering the fact that the east coast was frequently paralyzed under severe winter weather. With 15 consecutive quarters of growth, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry.” Broken down, NSF and revenue each rose 2.9 percent, with exhibitors up 2.8 percent and attendance higher by 1.7 percent.The rate of growth fell off slightly from Q4 of 2013—the industry grew 3.0 percent year-over-year from Oct. through Dec.—but still managed to generate better returns than it had at any other point in the prior two years.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Front Office Specialist at ConcentraFull-Time Sales & Client Service Representative at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Account Executive 3 at ComcastFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Food Service Director at Advinia CareFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEKFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Software Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Recruiter at Verizon(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

MPs violate law made by them

first_imgSpeakers speak at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Sazid Hossain Constitutional analysts said the members of parliament had breached the law enacted by them, by criticising judges in parliament.Although the MPs have no authority to discuss the judiciary in parliament, they castigated judges after the 16th amendment of the constitution was scrapped recently.Analysts made these observations at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday.Jurist Shahdeen Malik, columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Sujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar spoke at the roundtable, among others. Shahdeen Malik said the members of parliament have no jurisdiction to discuss the verdict of 16th amendment of the constitution. The law makers breached the law enacted by them, he added.Moderating the roundtable, Badiul Alam Majumdar said as per rules of procedure 53, 63 and 133, matters related to the president and the independence of judiciary can’t be discussed in parliament.He said it was unfortunate that they made the law and they violated it.Syed Abul Maksud said the independence of judiciary is necessary so that a common man can seek justice against an influential person.last_img read more

With Some Schools Still on Hold Because of Harvey Students Go On

first_img 00:00 /01:00 X Laura IsenseeThird grader Cedric Dupas got to show off his freestyle moves at an interactive hip hop show at Miller Outdoor Theater. He and his classmates at Hilliard Elementary will start their new school year on Monday.Several Houston schools are finally gearing up for back-to-school next week, since Harvey caused extensive damage and delays. But before class starts, some students got a different kind of lesson.That lesson was in the art and culture of Houston hip hop.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131921/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-1.16.02-PM.mp400:0000:0000:59Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dozens of students from Hilliard Elementary in Northeast Houston watched an interactive hip hop show at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Some kids like third grader Cedric Dupas even got on stage.“I feel like awesome, because I danced!” he reported afterwards.It capped off several days of field trips to places like Hermann Park and the Children’s Museum. For teachers it was the first time they’d seen their students this year. “It was nice. The kids was able to get out, get out of the community, you know, since it was destroyed,” said Torrie Taylor, who teaches second grade.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131422/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-12.51.33-PM.mp400:0000:0000:52Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s why she said the best part was: “Seeing the kids having fun, smiles on their faces.”Taylor and her students — along with six other Houston schools — will start the year next Monday. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Get louder

first_imgBacardi and Only Much Louder bring you the fourth edition of the festival featuring more than 200 bands across six stages. All set to take over the Capital on 30 Nov and 1 Dec, Millennium Post talks to Nischay Parekh and Prateek Kuhad who will be a part of the madness…NISCHAY PAREKH: How did your journey with music begin?My first ever brush with music was my mother’s cassette collection. I had the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye and my world was changed forever, I just didn’t know it yet. I started playing and writing songs at 11. Once the songs started coming, I knew that this is what I had to do with my life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tell us about your album, Ocean.Ocean is an experimental pop album filled with playful orchestration and cinematic moments. In terms of sound it’s very lush and I’m very proud of the production. The songs themselves are about relationships, longing and other very universal themes. However, I enjoy making these larger than life themes very intimate, that’s why you’ll find pandas, ghosts and secrets in my Ocean.Your most memorable gig?The Pune edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender a few weeks ago. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCould you give us a little insight of your set at Bacardi NH7 Weekender?The live experience at the Bacardi NH7 Weekenders will be intimate, interactive and full of colour. We have a surprise in store for the audience as well. Our mission is to create a very special experience for everyone. Immersing people into the story that music is telling is of prime importance. Bring your imagination.What is your take on Bacardi NH7 Weekender shaping music in India? Bacardi NH7 Weekender just injects the Indian scene with huge amounts of positive energy. It creates a vibe like no other.Besides music, tell us something more about Nischay Parekh?I love television, food and reading. Outside of music I’m a pretty ordinary guy.PRATEEK KUHAD: Which bands/musicians have been the biggest influences on your music?Musically, especially my guitar playing is influenced a lot by Nick Drake, John Mayer, Elliot Smith and The Tallest Man On Earth. What I love about all these artists is their incredible ability to write the most amazing songs, both musically and lyrically. I aspire to do the same.What can we expect from your set at Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Delhi?I’m playing at all four editions of Bacardi NH7 Weekender (Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata), so there’s a lot to be brought to the table. You’ll just have to come to the gigs and find out for yourself!last_img read more

Fire breaks out at factory in N 24Pgs no casualty reported

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a plastic goods factory near Ghola in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning. As the factory was filled with inflammable materials the fire took a devastating shape.About 25 fire tenders were pressed into action. According to local residents, the fire was brought under control around 9 pm on Sunday, but fire fighters could not enter the factory as some of parts of the unit were still ablaze. Also due to the heat, getting inside the factory was impossible till Sunday night. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAround 11:30 am on Sunday, thick black smoke was seen coming out of the factory. Due to panic staff and labours rushed out of the factory. Later, it was found that some of the labours were trapped inside. The New Barrackpore police station and fire brigade were informed. Primarily 10 fire tenders were pressed in to action. But soon fire fighters realised that the fire is spreading fast. Immediately more fire tenders were requested. By 2 pm, 15 more fire tenders were sent. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs the fire already took a devastating shape, fire fighters had no other way than to spray water from a safe distance. Upon receiving the news, fire minister Sujit Bose rushed to the spot. According to the fire fighters, as inflammable materials were on fire, the unit would be ablaze till these materials melt. Thus the fire fighters had targeted to prevent the fire from spreading fast. Around 9 pm fire was brought under control but fire fighters could not enter the factory due to the heat. Fire fighters are continuously spraying waters to douse the flames. As the building got seriously damaged due to the fire, it is feared that it may collapse anytime. It is suspected that an electrical short-circuit might had triggered the fire. Till Sunday night no one was found dead or alive in the factory as none could enter the premises. According to fire fighters if anyone is trapped inside, chance of survival is nil.last_img read more

Fire engulfs 13 shops at Sandhya Bazar none hurt

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at the Sandhya Bazar at Lords Bakery Mor on Sunday morning.At least 13 shops were reduced to ashes due to the impact of the fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties and no one was hurt in the incident. Fire fighters suspect that the fire occurred due to short circuit. However, some local residents allege that the market might have been set on fire by some persons because of their vested interest. According to sources, around 4 am on Sunday some local residents experienced a strong burning smell while they were sleeping. When some of them went to check what happened they saw the market was ablaze. Immediately, Jadavpur police station and fire brigade were informed. Soon, five fire tenders were pressed in to action. But as the intensity of the fire was quite high and it was spreading, five more fire tenders were called. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe fire was controlled approximately after two hours later. But till then several shops were burnt completely. Fire fighters had faced some problem controlling the fire due to inflammable articles stored inside the shops. Mainly there were some shops where furniture accessories were being made. For that huge quantity of cotton was stored. Meanwhile, some shop owners came to know about the fire and rushed to save their belongings. They alleged that earlier multiple times fire occurred in this market. Businesspersons are suspecting a foul play behind the incident though nothing could be confirmed during the preliminary investigation by the police. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateApart from furniture accessories shops, several more shops, including restaurants, chicken shop and other shops were burnt down. A cycle rickshaw also burnt due to the fire. The rickshaw puller, Shankar Halder, expressed his fear that how he will bear the expenses of his family now as the rickshaw was the only source from which he used to earn. Local sources informed that this market has been set up unofficially a long time ago. As the market was not a legal one, it had no permissions or clearance and as a result no fire fighting management system was in place. It is suspected that the amount of damage might reach nearly several lakhs of rupees as shop owners had stored material keeping Poila Boisakh in mind. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. After the fire doused completely, Kolkata Municipal Corporation workers cleared the spot.last_img read more