Recycling Waste Creates Jobs, Valuable Products

first_imgBeneficiaries of the Urban Youth Recycling Project A local firm engaged in waste collection, management, and recycling – Green Cities Incorporated (GCI), is recycling wastes and turning them into valuable products such as geometric sets and rulers for students.Plastic wastes to be recycled will include plastic bags, used jelly, soft drink and lotion containers, among others.“Plastic waste don’t completely biodegrade which harms both animals and humans, and drastically endangers our environment,” said James K. Mulbah, executive director of GCI.He was speaking on Saturday when he turned over special protective suits and materials to 100 youth from 10 slum communities in Monrovia and its environs who are being trained to collect the waste for the project.The project named “Urban Youth Recycling Project,” is sponsored by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).The communities benefiting from the project include West Point, Buzzy Quarters, Doe Community, New Kru Town, Front Street and Snapper Hill. Others are Duport Road, Soniwien, Doe Community, Jacob Town and Red Light.“Green Cities, Inc.,” Mulbah said, “serves as an example of successful cooperation between youth in communities by creating a plastic recycling value chain. The benefits of the project include cleaning-up the country and a new employment opportunity for the youth. This initiative creates income opportunities for the community through employment and waste recycling.”James K. Mulbah, Executive Director of GCI briefing journalists after the distribution of protective materials to beneficiaries.Mulbah said the income generated from plastic recycling operations will help the initiative to remain operational and sustainable. In addition, other interesting objects produced from the collected waste will be sold at tourist outlets.He said that in Kenya, plastic wastes – currently harvested free of charge in the project area – are processed and sold to recycling businesses. Local firms support the initiative through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) sponsorship activities, enabling community members to turn plastic waste into saleable commodities.Mulbah explained that prior to the distribution of the protective materials, beneficiaries were trained in various areas to include peace building, waste management handling, leadership, and banking, among others.“The banking training was facilitated by Access Bank where an account will be opened for each of the communities with an initial contribution deposited as seed money for the waste collection project,” Mulbah stated. “Every kilogram of plastic will earn L$25. 1,000 kg collected weekly will earn the community L$25,000 and we will be buying the waste from the community,” the GCI boss emphasized.He said research they conducted in 2013 showed that 45 percent of organic waste contains 18 percent plastic.“Just imagine with a population of 500,000 in Monrovia and its environs you find people drinking from plastic sacs and dumping them on the streets which have environmental implication,” he said.Alonso Torres, UNMIL’s environmental engineer, reminded the beneficiaries that, “this is what GCI is offering you now because it is a job creation initiative that will empower you to make money and improve your livelihood and also make the environment a better place for the future generation,” Torres said.He explained that the expansion of recycling and improvements in waste management can deliver important benefits in terms of the economic and social as well as environmental dimensions of sustainable development. He, meanwhile, promised UNMIL’s support in the implementation of the project.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pres. Weah: ‘Liberia Stands to Benefit from China Trip’

first_imgPresident George Weah has spoken positively of his trip to China and the benefit Liberia stands to accrue, with specific reference to the US$54 million grant and others soon to be revealed, a release from the Executive Mansion has said.President Weah termed as successful for Liberia’s recovery process his visit to China in terms of the gains made in terms of re-strengthening the country’s relations with China as well as its support for agriculture, road, health and technology under the government’s Pro-poor Agenda.According to the release, China offered a US$54 million grant to Liberia for the construction of two overhead bridges as well as US$20 million in food aid.The President made the comments Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Roberts International Airport shortly after he returned from China where he joined other African leaders at the 2018 Edition of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).FOCAC’s objectives are equal consultation, enhancing understanding, expanding consensus, strengthening friendship and promoting cooperation between Africa and the People’s Republic of China.[Consultation Mechanism] as prescribed in the Program for China-Africa Cooperation in Economic and Social Development adopted at the 2000 Ministerial Conference of FOCAC, China and Africa agreed to set up joint follow-up mechanisms to conduct regular evaluations on the implementation of the follow-up actions.“I have the responsibility to develop the country, and I will do everything in my power to build partnership with other countries and bring Liberia on par with them through infrastructure, road connectivity, good healthcare system and a good educational sector,” Weah said.The President lauded the Chinese government for the grant given the country and revealed that more is expected to follow.In a related development, President Weah expressed disagreement with those who underrated the financial aid China offered Liberia.He added, “No one in his/her sound mind will not appreciate a free gift from a friend.”A grant is a sum of money given by an organization, especially a government, for a particular purpose, often non-repayable funds or products disbursed or gifted by one party (grant makers) to a government department, corporation, foundation or trust; to a recipient, often (but not always) a non-profit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.“It is always good to be grateful to people who give you free money to develop your country,” the President said, reaffirming Liberia’s commitment to the “One-China Policy.”“One-China policy” is an approach that says that there is only one country called China, despite the fact that there are two governments – the Chinese and Taiwanese authorities – with the official name of China.In the case of the United States, the One-China Policy was first stated in the Shanghai Communiqué of 1972, concluding that, “The United States acknowledges that Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China.”Dozens of African leaders attended the two-day gathering, which takes place every three years as the linchpin (cornerstone, heart) of Chinese foreign policy in Africa as well as the fulcrum of its investment and lending on the continent.It is also part of China’s efforts to build greater ties with the African continent, to reinforce China’s image of an emerging commercial and diplomatic power in Africa. It also overshadows the prospect of coordinating Chinese programs with other players, such as the United States, in support of Africa’s development objectives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Thieves rob Journalist during home intrusion

first_imgA journalist and her fiancé are now left counting their losses after bandits reportedly invaded their home and made off with their valuables.Shunza Samuels, a senior journalist at the National Communications Network (NCN) and her fiancé, Jermaine Massiah of First Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) were robbed sometime during the wee hours of Tuesday morning.Shunza SamuelsAccording to reports, the couple woke up at about 05:30h and Massiah could not locate his cellphone. As such, he attempted to use Samuels’ phone to call his but hers also could not be found.Samuels immediately proceeded to search for her laptop, which contained projects as she is a final year student at the University of Guyana but that was also missing.It was at that moment that the couple realised that their apartment was broken into. They also frantically searched for a handbag containing cash and documents but that also proved futile.Further inspections carried out showed that the rear door of the apartment had been prised opened. At around 10:00h however, a security guard returned the missing handbag which he allegedly found in front of his place of employment, ETK mining, Atlantic Ville.Samuels is asking the public for assistance in locating the valuables, especially her laptop which contains important information such as her assignments and project for the University of Guyana.The matter was reported to the Turkeyen Police Station and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

Woman confesses to killing pregnant friend

first_img– in jealous rageThe woman who was charged for murdering her pregnant best friend back in 2015 has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.When she appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court in Georgetown on Thursday, Angelique Williams, now 20 years old, had her sentencing postponed until April 25, 2017, because her Attorney, Mark Waldron,‘KILLED’: Renita Thomasrequested time for a probation report to be submitted.On May 21, 2015, Williams, then 18 years old, stabbed her best friend, Renita Thomas, then 20, at Versailles on the West Bank of Demerara.According to reports, the two women had been best friends for over five years. However, on the day of the incident, the duo, in the company of Thomas’s one-year-old child and some other friends, had gone on an outing at the Aracari Resort at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. When they were leaving the location, they became involved in an argument which turned into a full-blown fight. The altercation turned deadly when Williams armed herself with a broken bottle and repeatedly stabbed her ‘best friend’ to the chest, stomach and head in full view of their friends and Thomas’s one-year-old child.Reports in the media at the time had indicated that the cause of the entire incident‘MURDER ACCUSED’: Angelique Williamswas jealousy on Williams’s part. According to relatives, the best friends had made a pact in the past to become pregnant at the same time, and raise their children together. However, as they worked to make their plan a reality, Thomas got pregnant with her first child and Williams did not get pregnant. This angered Williams, but she reportedly “got over it” until the day in question, when she accidentally learnt that Thomas was pregnant again, and that she was “left in the dark.”Thomas had repeatedly been warned by her family about Williams, who was known to have a “crazy streak”, but she would always defend her friend. Siand Dhurjon and Tuanna Hardy are the State prosecutors in the case. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

Bob Zimmer picked to represent Conservatives

first_imgTo date Lois Boone has announced she will run for the NDP and Hilary Crowley will run for the Green Party. The Federal Liberals haven’t announced a candidate. Photo: Bob Zimmer stands with his family after he officially announced he would run to represent the federal Conservatives in August 2010 – Kimberley Molina/ Advertisement – Bob Zimmer will represent the Conservative party for Prince George-Peace River in the next federal election.Zimmer was able to win the Conservative nomination after a week of voting that started Monday in Fort Nelson and ended Friday night in Prince George. The Conservatives used the preferential voting system and on the sixth ballot Bob Zimmer was named the winner. Fort St. John City Councillor Dan Davies came in second followed by Colin Kinsley and Don Irwin.Zimmer was born in Dawson Creek and has lived in Fort St. John for most of his life. He attended Trinity Western University and the University of British Columbia and has been involved with politics since 1987, when he signed up with the Reform Party.Former Member of Parliament for the Prince George-Peace River riding Jay Hill stepped down on Oct. 25 and, according to Elections Canada, a by-election must be called within 180 days of a MP’s resignation. The last day the Prime Minister can call the election for our riding is Saturday April 23, 2011.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd legends thrash Bayern in 1999 charity rematch

first_imgSolskjaer again started on the bench as he did in the Camp Nou final, but he wasted little time after coming on for Andy Cole, turning home the opener after Dwight Yorke was denied.With Ferguson back in the dugout as manager for the day, there was a feelgood factor in the air at Old Trafford for United’s 5-0 win after a troubled season for the current generation.David Beckham made the most of his return to Old Trafford with Manchester United’s legends © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYIt was the first time Ferguson, 77, had managed a United team since his retirement in 2013.He sat with ex-England boss Steve McClaren, his assistant 20 years ago.The reunion match, in aid of the Manchester United Foundation, was also the first time Ferguson had been on the pitch since undergoing major surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage last May.Rolling back the years, David Beckham was firing cross-field balls, Jaap Stam showed no mercy at the back and Paul Scholes bossed the midfield.Alex Ferguson was back in the dugout as manager for the day as his side beat Bayern Legends in a charity 1999 treble winners’ reunion © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYThey faced a star-studded Bayern squad that included Lothar Matthaus, Stefan Effenberg, Sammy Kuffour and Carsten Jancker from the 1999 starting lineup, as well as former Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis.Solskjaer went off midway through the first half and skipper Peter Schmeichel followed suit shortly after Dwight Yorke scored a superb second for United Legends.Thanks to their two late goals against Bayern, United remain the only English club to win a treble made up of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in one season.As the latest man charged with trying to engineer a return to those glory days he was such an integral part in, Solskjaer’s efforts were greeted with enthusiasm by a crowd in excess of 60,000.Popular as he is, the reception for Solskjaer was eclipsed by the one afforded to Beckham.The former England skipper, 44, sold to Real Madrid in 2003 after a fall-out with Ferguson, got a standing ovation every time he went to take a corner.Louis Saha (2nd R), one of the handful of non-treble winners playing for United, slotted home the fourth in the 85th minute as he turned home a Jonathan Greening cross © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYChanges aplenty punctuated the second half rather than goals, with Stam, Scholes and Denis Irwin among those to be replaced to rapturous applause.Nicky Butt netted United’s third of the afternoon 11 minutes from time as he coolly stabbed home a Louis Saha cross.Saha, one of the handful of non-treble winners playing for United, slotted home the fourth in the 85th minute as he turned home a Jonathan Greening cross.In a fitting finale, Beckham got behind the Bayern backline and showed quick feet before firing home in front of the Stretford End, leaving Ferguson wreathed in smiles and the crowd on their feet in delight.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United ’99 Legends celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich in a charity match © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 26 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tormented Bayern Munich once again as the Manchester United manager scored in his club’s side beat on Sunday.Twenty years after Solskjaer scored the last-gasp winner that helped Alex Ferguson’s side beat Bayern in the Champions League final, the current United boss joined his old team-mates for a charity match against the Germans at Old Trafford.last_img read more


first_imgResults from  Tír Chónaill 5KPosition Race Number Time Name Category Club1 120 17.57 Jimmy Renfren SM Finn Valley AC2 114 18.15 Callam O Halloran JM n/a3 118 18.21 Helena Stockdave SW Finn Valley AC4 115 18.33 Robert Gallagher SM Strabane AC5 122 18.42 Conrad Golden SM Athenry AC6 129 18.49 Shaun Kerrs JM Tir Chonaill AC7 124 18.59 Daniel Mannion JM Tir Chonaill AC8 139 19.02 Kevin Boyle SM n/a9 107 19.05 Christy McPartland M40 Sligo AC10 108 19.07 Richard McCarthy M50 Tir Chonaill AC11 157 19.36 Gary Harron SM n/a12 145 19.41 Catherine Dooler SW Finn Valley AC13 111 19.46 Donal Haughey M50 Tir Chonaill AC14 144 19.55 Noeleen Porter W40 Finn Valley AC15 113 20.02 Martin O Halloran M40 Tir Chonaill AC16 147 20.10 Liam McHugh M50 Finn Valley AC17 155 20.22 Nick North M50 n/a18 125 20.26 Noreen McGettigan SW Letterkenny AC19 131 20.35 David Hegarty SM n/a20 123 20.44 Stephen Traver M40 Tir Chonaill AC21 134 21.05 Rodney Irwin M40 n/a22 109 21.11 Ton Bangert M60 n/a23 116 21.22 Philomena Gallagher W40 Tir Chonaill AC24 112 21.34 Sean Cassidy M40 Ballyshannon25 119 21.46 Owen Coyle M50 Rosses AC26 148 22.01 Noel Thomas M40 Tir Chonaill AC27 160 22.19 Brian McMullin M40 MSC TRI28 162 22.19 Justin Irwin SM n/a29 137 22.19 Michelle Walsh M40 Enniskillen RC30 138 22.20 Linda Walsh W40 Enniskillen RC31 121 22.29 Vera Haughey W50 Tir Chonaill AC32 132 22.38 Matthew Gallagher SM n/a33 156 22.45 Rory Murray SM Killybegs34 165 22.48 Donna Furey SW n/a35 130 23.14 Eimear Gormley SW Letterkenny AC36 163 23.25 Enda Heely SM n/a37 135 23.27 Hugh McNulty M40 Tir Chonaill AC38 164 23.27 Denis Slevin M50 Tir Chonaill AC39 126 23.47 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley AC40 146 23.54 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley AC41 143 23.58 Rosemary Dewhirst W40 Tir Chonaill AC42 150 24.17 Ian Melly M40 n/a43 140 24.21 Janet Boyle SW n/a44 151 24.51 Sarah McGroary W40 Tir Chonaill AC45 154 25.51 Billy Broderick M50 Killybegs46 166 26.06 Jane Flannery SW n/a47 167 26.06 Padraig Lenehan SM n/a48 110 26.09 Marjan Bangert W60 n/a49 159 26.16 Katie North SW n/a50 133 26.30 Sean Lorinyenko M40 Tir Chonaill AC51 152 27.10 Regina McHugh SW n/a52 158 27.36 Phoebe North SW n/a53 136 27.53 Mags McNulty W40 Tir Chonaill AC54 117 27.53 Berni Molloy SW n/a55 141 28.03 Grannia McEhlinney SW n/a56 161 28.16 Phil Byrne W40 Bruckless Running57 128 28.26 Sharon Meehan SW Tir Chonaill AC58 127 28.26 Ronan Meehan JM Tir Chonaill AC59 149 28.51 Rachel McGarrigle SW Tir Chonaill AC60 142 30.08 Frances Spencer SW n/a61 106 30.38 Angela Harrison W40 n/a62 153 36.44 Lorraine Campbell W40 n/a RESULTS FROM THE TÍR CHÓNAILL 5K was last modified: June 1st, 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:RESULTS FROM THE TÍR CHÓNAILL 5Klast_img read more


first_imgMEMBERS of a top Letterkenny gym have threatened to quit after instructors lost their jobs today.In a statement Energie Fitness Clubs did not refer to the job losses but said changes at the club were necessary to ensure its viability.The statement to members, the club said: “As a result of the current economic climate we at Energie Fitness Clubs are restructuring the club in order to provide you with a more cost effective service. “With our current membership set at €45 per month and set to increase at the beginning of the next business quarter, we don’t believe that this is what the public are looking for.“By restructuring the club and cutting out the extras that are rarely used we are now in a position to offer membership fees from as little as €25 per month.”However some club members aren’t happy with the decision.“This has to be a joke,” said one, “I’ll be looking go elsewhere. I joined gym three years and its the instructors that have got me where I am…. There’s no gym without them.”  MEMBERS IN SHOCK AS STAFF LET GO AT DONEGAL GYM was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:energieletterkennyMEMBERS IN SHOCK AS STAFF LET GO AT DONEGAL GYMlast_img read more

Timmer Named MVC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week For The Third Time

first_imgDrake University senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday, Feb. 19. The honor is the second this month and third this season for Timmer.Timmer, Drake’s all-time scoring leader, earning the honor after averaging 29.5 points per game in a pair of wins by shooting 54.8 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from the arc and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line.He opened the week with a historic performance and a career-high 39 points in the win over Indiana State. His 39 points were the most by a Bulldog since 2015-16 and the second most since 1981 as well as being the top performance by a Valley player this season. He was 11-of-19 from the field and 8-of-15 from the arc in that 39-point performance and his eight three pointers were one off the school record and Knapp Center record.For an encore, he scored 20 points in the road win at Missouri State including a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to win the game. He was fouled on the make and converted for the final four-point advantage in Drake’s third-ever win in Springfield.Timmer and his teammates return to action Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a 7 p.m. contest at Illinois State.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Champions KCCA eye three more points away to relegated Nyamityobora

first_img Tags: FUFA Big LegaueKCCA FCMike MutebiNyamityobora FCStarTitop KCCA FC are already 2018/19 League champions. (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNyamityobora FC vs KCCA FCKakyeka Stadium, MbararaWednesday, 01-05-2019 @4:30pmMBARARA – It will be a tale of contrasting emotions when Nyamityobora host KCCA FC at Kakyeka on Wednesday afternoon.Nyamityobora are already preparing for life back in the Big League after they were relegated last week.The sort of season that the Mbarara based side have endured will be haunting them back into the second tier and throughout the last two games of the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.Two games into the Campaign, the then newbies suspended their Captain Henry Wamala along with two other players, over allegations of match-fixing.From then, the club never became stable as players consistently went on strikes and other forcing moves away from the Ben Misagga financed side.In the 7 months that Nyamityobora have been in the top flight, they have used up to three coaches. James Odoch who guided them to promotion was fired before the end of the first round, up stepped Asaph Mwebaze who also threw in the towel just months into the role, handing the ruins over to Alex Isabirye.By the time of Isabirye’s arrival, it was adamant Nyamityobora would play in the Big League the following season, a situation that the former Uganda Cranes international turned into reality.Nyamityobora have used three coaches this season. (file photo)Wednesday’s game presents an opportunity for the Abanyakare to go down with dignity, that is if they can stun KCCA at Kakyeka.The situation that KCCA are currently in, can indeed allow for such a result as the Kasasiros have already secured the League title and it is then that complacency tends to set in.However, their head coach Mike Mutebi has other ideas.“We want to win the game but on top of all, win in a beautiful fashion by scoring many goals, said Mutebi ahead of the game.“We will approach the game like we also approach all the other games and try to win it.“We have a target to reach in terms of points and a win at Nyamityobora helps us come closer to it.KCCA will be expected to make major changes to their team with the likes of Sadat Anaku, Jamal Maliyamungu and Eric Ssenjoba starting. However, they are still without the injured trio of Mike Mutyaba, Julius Poloto and Muwadda Mawejje.Match FactsThis will be only the second ever meeting between Nyamityobora and KCCA FC.The first and only one saw KCCA wallop Nyamityobora 6-1 back in November last year.Nyamityobora come into the game having lost four of their last five games whilst drawing the other. Their last victory was the 1-0 win over Onduparaka on March 3rd.At home, they are currently on a two game losing streak, losing 4-0 against Maronns and then 3-0 against Tooro United.For KCCA FC, they come into the game without victory in any of their last seven games (W4 D3).Away from home, the Kasasiros have drawn five of their last 7, winning the other two.Away to the other two teams in the relagation zone, KCCA have collected four points from a possible six. They defeated Paidha 2-0 and then drew 1-1 at Ndejje University.The other games on Wednesday-Police FC vs URA FC-Paidha Black Angels FC vs Vipers SC-Express FC vs Bright Stars FC-Ndejje University FC vs Onduparaka FCComments last_img read more