SEGAL Presents New Uniform to Officers in Yekapa

first_imgThe Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) on January 13, presented a new set of uniforms to her service men and women in the mining town of Yekapa.The new outfits, which are estimated at US$ 80,000 include a set of uniform with vest, well protective booths, helmets, batons and other items.According to Mr. Frederick A. Duwor, an official of SEGAL, the presentation of their new sets of uniforms, was part of the commitment made to their officers and the management of ArcelorMittal in keeping the safety policy of the company intact.He added that the protective helmets will only be used by security officers, who will be assigned up the mine not for those who will take assignment at other posts.SEGAL has about 800 personnel in Yekapa alone. Those personnel are manning assets belonging to ArcelorMittal.About 30 of their officers are women and it is one the leading employers in Nimba County.The lead investigator of ArcelorMittal Security in Yekapa, Francis Bangura, has hailed SEGAL for making Yekapa safer for the past one year.Bangura said crime reduced drastically to zero in Yekapa because of SEGAL officers, who are committed to their duties.“Crime rates reduced to zero in Yekapa because of your commitment to duty,” he said.In regard to the new uniform, he said, “SEGAL had gone extra mile in their commitment to this company and I want to urge you officers not to use these uniform recklessly.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay plan 2030 World Cup bid

first_img0Shares0000Argentine President Mauricio Macri (C) speaks to the press next to his counterparts Horacio Cartes (L) of Paraguay and Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay after a World Cup bid meeting at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires on October 4, 2017 © AFP / Juan MABROMATABUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct 4 – Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will form a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three countries confirmed on Wednesday.Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes said in August that his country would join the shared bid by neighbours Argentina and Uruguay, which hosted and won the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Cartes met with his Argentine and Uruguayan counterparts, Mauricio Macri and Tabare Vazquez, at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to finalise the announcement.“The first meeting (for the bid preparation) will be organised in the first week of November,” Cartes said. “Other countries are going to want to host but there is a very strong argument in favour of Uruguay, which will celebrate 100 years” since it staged the first World Cup.Hosts Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the 1930 final in Montevideo.Vazquez revealed it took him “less than 40 seconds” to agree to the joint proposal with Argentina when it was first suggested following a visit to Uruguay by Macri in January 2016. Macri said the subsequent decision to include Paraguay came equally as quickly.Macri is a former president of top Argentina football club Boca Juniors, Vazquez was president of Uruguayan side Progreso, and Cartes is an ex-president of Paraguayan outfit Club Libertad.South America last hosted the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. The bidding process is not due to open for several years yet, but any bid for 2030 is likely to face stiff competition from the Asia region, where China is expected to be the front-runner to stage the finals.Meanwhile UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in June that Europe should host the 2030 tournament, adding he would give his full backing if England or a joint British bid were to declare an interest.Both Uruguay and Argentina have won the World Cup twice before, with Uruguay taking the inaugural tournament and again in 1950.Argentina won the tournament in 1978 on home soil, and again in Mexico in 1986.The next World Cup takes place in Russia, with Qatar staging the event in 2022.A joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid is the favourite to host the 2026 tournament, with only one other country, Morocco, having entered the bidding race.The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature 48 teams with the competition set to expand from its current 32-team format.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Things to Do

first_imgBird Walk, 9-11 a.m. today at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Sierra Club hike, 9 a.m. today at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613. 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. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Meet in the parking lot. Call (661) 255-3606. Swazzle Puppet Show, “Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “Cabaret” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Jimmy Brogan and Greg Vaccarella 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 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 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! “Les Miserables” will be presented by the Canyon High School Advanced Drama students, 6:30 p.m. today at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for children and students with ASB cards. Call (661) 313-3887 for tickets. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. “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. Andres Fernandez and Don McEnery will perform, 9 p.m. today 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 or visit 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. last_img read more

Last chance for three strikes law?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. In order to save California’s “three-strikes” law, it must be reformed, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday. Cooley and Brian Dunn of the Cochran law firm in Los Angeles have proposed limiting the third strike to violent or serious offenses except where previous convictions were for rape, murder or child molestation. “It will ensure that the three strikes law will not be abused because if it is abused someone will take it away,” Cooley said. Cooley spoke before more than 30 people at a Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter breakfast of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs at Pacific Palms Conference Center in Industry. Cooley said the three strikes law, which mandates a 25-years-to-life sentence for someone with three felonies, has been a powerful tool. “I don’t want to lose it,” he said. Those with relatively minor felonies still can be punished effectively under his proposal, he said. COOLEY ON IDENTITY THEFT: “It’s the biggest crime problem in the United States of America.” That was Cooley’s assessment of the identity theft problem. “Law enforcement has to catch up,” he said. “Some agencies do a very good job and some don’t. This is like public enemy number one.” Cooley said that the crime is spreading and involves organized crime down to drug users who see it as an easy way to rob someone. “We need an unwavering commitment from financial institutions and individuals who have information about us to not let us be victimized,” he said. ENDORSEMENTS: Charles Calderon and Owen Newcomer, candidates for the 58th Assembly District, each received key endorsements this week. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez has endorsed Calderon, a former state senator from Whittier. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, has endorsed Newcomer. “Calderon is a skilled and experienced legislator,” said Nu ez. “His leadership and steady hand helped guide the community through two major crises in the ’80s,” Nu ez said, referring to Calderon’s record in closing the Monterey Park dump and Calderon’s pivotal role in recovery efforts after the Whittier Narrows Earthquake. Sanchez will announce her endorsement of Newcomer, a Whittier councilman, at 1:30p.m. Sunday at the home of Joyce Kaufman and Bob Marks, 6056 Friends Ave. “As a college professor of U.S. government and an author of `Governing California and Los Angeles,’ combined with his 16 years of local elected office experience, Owen Newcomer is the most qualified candidate,” Sanchez said. MEET THE CANDIDATE: Alex Moisa, a candidate for Whittier City Council, will hold a free breakfast from 8a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at his home, 14663 La Cuarta St., Whittier. Pancakes and menudo will be served. For more information, call (562) 945-2086. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail


first_imgJacqueline Molloy receives her voucher for a free family portrait at Cristeph Studio from Stephen Maguire, editor of Donegal Daily.Donegal Daily has teamed up with the Cristeph Studio in Letetrkenny to offer readers a chance to win a FREE family or child’s portrait.Every Friday in August we will be giving away a free framed portrait by well-known press and studio photographer Brian McDaid.There is no cost to enter – no difficult questions and no premium textline numbers. All you have to do is to like the Cristeph Studio’s Facebook page. It couldn’t be simpler!The winner of the first framed portrait is Jacqueline Molloy from Fintown.Jacqueline revealed she was planning to have a family portrait done with husband Paddy and son Charlie.“I’m so happy. I never win anything so I was on Donegal Daily and I thought I’d give the Cristeph Studio a like. “I couldn’t believe I won it when I got the phonecall. I’m really looking forward to getting a family portrait because it is something we can keep forever,” she said.There are lots more chances to win a free framed family of child’s portrait and al you have to do is to like Christeph Studio on Facebook here likes between now and the end of the month will be in with a chance of a free framed portrait each week – so get liking! COMPETITION WINNER! DONEGAL DAILY AND CRISTEPH STUDIO PUT JACQUELINE IN THE FRAME! was last modified: August 7th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Boks’ history against Rugby World Cup group rivals

first_imgSouth Africa’s pool B opponents have been called lightweights and easy pickings, but the Springboks know they should not take any of them for granted. Each side has their own strengths and the Boks will need to be at their best. We take a look at South Africa’s records against each of their group opponents. Note that all fixtures are South African standard time.For more on the Springboks, check out:Rugby’s full story: the Springbok Experience Rugby MuseumSouth Africa’s Rugby World Cup journeySouth African ref to kick off Rugby World Cup Click to view larger imagelast_img

Pair of and Navy Velvet Feel Hair Scrunchies Bobbles Elastic Hair Bands : 5 WELL-EARNED STARS

first_imgLovely shades of blue and red. Great scrunchies, fast delivery, great value. Good quality and good speed of delivery. Very good for protecting your hair if you’re trying to grow it (like me) and also good for thick hair (like mine). I bought these for 16yr old grandaughters hair,she very please, these velvet ones are hard to come by,had different colours,. Good quality and good speed of delivery5 WELL-EARNED STARSOk, nothing special, smaller than expectedPerfect cheap scrunchiesGreat scrunchiesReally nice scrunchies.Pair of Red and Navy Velvet Feel Hair Scrunchies Bobbles Elastic Hair Bands Perfect scrunchies which look very stylish and cool in my hair, would recommend to others who would like to use them for a fashion item. Lovely soft good quality scrunchies. The red colour is brightest than the picture. Prompt delivery, good quality and inexpensive. Happy to buy more scrunchies as and when i next need them. I would recommend this product to others, i received the item within one day,i had no issues and would order from this user again. Washed regularly and keep their shape ,excellent value to. Are what you would expect from the picture in terms of colour and texture. £2 is a fiar amount for one hair tie, but i wear them everyday, so it’s worth it. Amazing value for money, look exactly like the ones in the pic. These were fairly narrow velvet, so not as thick as you may think but still good for the price. Took a few days to arrive but really useful as i had difficulty finding a navy colour in the shops. Good material and colors as described, vibrant and great. The velvet part is a bit smaller than i hoped but they are good scrunchies. Needed these to take my daughters hair bun for school. Great quality and arrived very quickly, would definitely buy from again :). Pair of red and navy velvet hair scrunchies. I would recommend them for anyone who wears them. Ok, practically nothing particular, scaled-down than envisioned. Quite standard scrunchie- a great deal more compact than i anticipated. If you have thick hair i would not propose.The colours are a ton brighter than they show up to be in the photo, having said that nonetheless just as i needed and although has fairly low-priced material, great pressure on the hairband etc so does the occupation and continue to appears to be like pleasant.The hair band is compact, but will come in wonderful colours. I are inclined to like even bigger hair bands. I will not be using these but they are pleasant.last_img read more

Geocaching Event Special Guest

first_imgGeocaching events tend to attract a pretty diverse audience, so you never know who you’re going to have an awesome interaction with. You could meet a newbie, a Geocaching HQ employee, or maybe even a famous celebrity! And no, we’re not talking about our very own Signal the frog…Geocacher Casseill “spied out” a very special someone at a geocaching event in Ireland, leaving us feeling very envious. Here is her wonderful story.“I had only recently started going to events (this was to be my fifth) but as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was one I definitely wanted to do. One – because I grew up around the area. Two – I’m starting to like these events – great people and great craic (as we say here). The weather looked a bit iffy the night before and it was dubious whether the ferryman would be sailing the next day. But, the day dawned bright and sunny and Sarah sent out word that it was “go, go, go”.Dalkey Island is a small uninhabited Island – with a couple of ruins and the Martello Tower. It is normally a very quiet and peaceful place with stunning views. Once on the island we set off in groups to find the final of a Multi-Cache and a Traditional. Around this time, we heard a rumor that Pierce Brosnan was on the island and soon after – there he was in the flesh. A couple of the cachers got a photo with him – I hesitantly went over to him but was bid a good day very politely but quite firmly letting me know that he didn’t want to pose again. Which is absolutely fair enough. I’m sure he escaped to the island for a couple of hours looking for peace – not a horde of mad cachers.A while later, geo-chat and picnics finished so we started heading back for the return journey. Who followed us and waited in line behind us for the return journey? Only our celebratory of the day! This time he was very chatty and invited my children and self for a photo. We had a chat – he loves the area and I am from the area -so we had plenty to chat about.His presence on the island added a lot of buzz to the event – which was already a huge success thanks to Sarah’s planning. Sarah has said she will make this an annual event – so we are all dying to see who she will organize to be on the island next year!!”We can’t always promise there will be a celebrity in attendance, but geocaching events are a great way to meet new people and learn about the game. From July 3 – September 2, you can also earn a souvenir by attending any Geocaching Event (excluding CITO events).Mr. Bond, we hope to see you at many more geocaching events to come. We’d also love to send you out on a geocaching mission to recover all the muggled caches out there.Which celebrity would you love to see at a geocaching event?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”An Achiever’s Reflection on the 7 Souvenirs of AugustAugust 27, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Fun with a Side of Mega-Event GeocachingSeptember 13, 2013In “Cache In Trash Out”last_img read more

Skype for iPhone Now Makes Video Calls

first_imgThere have been rumors of video-calling coming to mobile versions of Skype for the last week or so, and now it’s official: the popular VOIP service has announced an update to its iPhone app that will allow video calls over both 3G and WiFi networks.The new Skype app works on iPhone 4 and 3GS and the iPod Touch with iOS 4.0 or above. You can also receive video calls on 3rd generation iPod Touch devices and on the iPad. Video-calling was already available on Skype desktop clients.The new Skype app expands the number of those who have access to video-calling on their Apple devices, as Apple’s new Facetime only works on iPhone 4 and Mac computers. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NYT#voice#web audrey watters As the response to Skype’s recent outage demonstrated, the service has become an important communication tool – for both professional and personal reasons. Skype says there are approximately 25 million concurrent users logged into Skype at any given time. And video-calling makes up more and more of that usage – approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months of 2010, according to Neil Stevens, Skype’s general manager of consumer business. “By bringing video to mainstream users at their home or work via their desktops, on the go with their mobiles, or into their living room via their TV, Skype has made it possible for millions of people to share their video moments wherever they are.”“Wherever they are” is increasingly mobile, and improvements to Skype’s iPhone app are welcome news. No word, however, on when video-calling will come to Android. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more