One of Liberia’s youngest entrepreneurs in Ganta City, Mr. Pharene Dekpa, is embarking on the construction of factory in the country in order to begin manufacturing some Liberian basic goods for the market.Speaking to the Daily Observer in Ganta on 22nd September 2014, he said that based on experiences gathered from around the world, it is prudent to have more factories in the country for some of the goods we import to be produced right here in Liberia. Mr. Pharene Dekpa, who began his business by selling from market to market, is now the CEO of DEKTA INC, a Liberia based business entity involved in multipurpose businesses, including the supplying dry cotton, plastic among other goods in Ganta and other parts of Liberia.His entity has begun importing motorcycles for the market bearing his entity name, “DEKTA,” to the citizens’ admiration.He said, his decision to import different motorcycles is to bring quality motorbikes into the market, looking at the terrain in our country.“Our bikes we are importing are more durable than the Safari ones that we were import. Our bikes will bring new flavor into the market,” he said.Mr. Dekpa also explained that the Ebola crisis is hampering businesses due to daily increase in prices of basic commodities such as rice, baking materials and among others.He also lamented that monopoly given to some business entities in the country was hampering the importation of some essential goods, and this has caused a hike in the price of those goods. He did not name any business entity, but said many commodities are restricted to a certain business entities in Liberia.Currently, the DEKTA Inc. is constructing a water factory in Ganta to boost the production of water in Nimba and this is said to be gaining momentum in Nimba.“We have a bigger dream when it comes to factories. As soon as we complete the mineral water factory we will build another factory that will produce some goods that we import here,” he said.However, Businessman Dekpah is calling on fellow business friends and the public at large to take all necessary Ebola Prevention very serious and abide by the Ministry of Health advice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The 2020 B.C. Winter Games is taking place from February 20 to the 23 in Fort St. John.For more information, you can visit bcgames.org. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With less than 100 days until the 2020 B.C. Winter Games coming to Fort St. John, the Winter Games Committee is looking for you to share your stories of Games past.According to Amber Harding, Public Relations for the Winter Games, the stories from residents of Fort St. John and area will be used as part of the ongoing marketing of the Games.Harding says the type of stories they are looking for is if you volunteered or participated in previous B.C. Games events.- Advertisement -According to Harding, to submit a story, you can submit the story idea online and then a team of writers will get in touch with you and write a story from what you tell them.All stories will then be featured on the Winter Games’ website and other social media properties.All story ideas can be submitted online through a submission form.Advertisement
The Huskies got back on track, wrapping up the weekend with two straight wins over the Slave Lake Wolves. Slave Lake only came to Fort St. John with 13 skaters – a sign it would be a long series for the Wolves. On Saturday night, the pups rebounded from a disappointing loss on Friday with a 6-3 win. Husky goals were scored by John Benere, Jason Arnouse, Cody Kalb, Dan Pappin, and Kole Norris (2), while Andrew Van der Merwe got the win in goal, facing only 12 shots from the Wolves. – Advertisement -On Sunday, the Wolves only had 11 skaters, and it would be more of the same. Goals came from Jon Spence (2), Steven Fast (3), Cody Kalb, and Cody Hildebrand. The final score on Sunday was 7-1.With the wins, the Huskies move to 15-7 on the season, which is still well behind the Wolverines, who despite a loss in Beaverlodge on Saturday, sit at 15-3 heading into Sunday’s game in Sexsmith. But, it has the Huskies 4 points ahead of Peace River, with 3 more games played. Captain Jon Spence says it’s pretty simple what the team wants to do from here on out. [asset|aid=705|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-spence-second_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement All in all, Coach Kalb was a little disappoited with the weekend, despite earning 4 of a possible 6 points. [asset|aid=708|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-bob-weekend_1_Pub.mp3] The Huskies can look forward to only one game next weekend, a Saturday night game in Dawson Creek.On Sunday, the pups will spread out across Fort St. John for their annual ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign. Stay tuned for more information on ‘Fill the Bus’, and don’t forget to have donations ready.Advertisement After Sunday’s game, Coach Bob Kalb admitted a few minutes of sloppy play from his team and goalie, on Friday night, was the difference in the game. [asset|aid=706|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-bob-softies_1_Pub.mp3] Steven Fast says soft goals are something the team needs to learn how to deal with. [asset|aid=707|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-fast-softies_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
After about 10 minutes, Garcia, with an array of sports-minded toys, could barely look over the pile as he maneuvered his cart to the checkout stand. Firefighter after firefighter brought their toys up to the front of the store, while store manager George Robinson looked on. “This is great for the kids,” he said. “They seem to be filling up their carts faster this year.” About 45 minutes later, the shopping was done and all the bags of toys were loaded up in the 12-by-6-foot cab of one of the department’s trucks. The toys will be stored at a city facility until they are delivered to the kids. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-5367, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s an exciting program,” said Carlos Garcia, firefighter/paramedic, as he prepared to fill his blue cart at the Toys “R” Us on Montebello Boulevard. “I like sports, so I am going to load up on baseball gloves, soccer balls and other sports items,” Garcia said. “I want kids to be active and not just sit in front of a computer playing games.” Osario, who has been with the department for about seven years, told his fellow shoppers that all the items in the store were “open game” except for the electronics department. Firefighter Ruben Castillo headed straight to the shelves stocked with Star Wars-related items. “I am a Star Wars fanatic,” he said as he piled action figures and starships into his cart. “I loved this stuff growing up, and so do my two sons, ages 3 and 5.” • Photo Gallery: Spark of Love Toy Drive • Video: Spark of Love Toy Drive MONTEBELLO – About 19 eager Fire Department personnel filled up shopping carts Thursday as they went on a shopping spree at Toys “R” Us for area children. They took part in the Spark of Love toy drive, spending $7,500 on toys for Montebello infants, children and teens for Christmas. “We are able to buy toys for kids who would otherwise go without through the generous donations from local businesses and individuals,” said firefighter/paramedic Frank Osario, program coordinator.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCompany spokeswoman Marlee Lauffer said Tuesday that she intends to meet with association officials to discuss the issue. “We’ll sit down with the representatives of the HOA in the next week or so to explain why the maintenance was set up in the way it was set up in order to provide fire protection and aesthetic enhancements for the residents,” she said. “Our position when we established the Westridge HOA is that it makes sense for the HOA to control the landscaping immediately adjacent to the residences. … However, since questions have been raised, we will sit down with them and discuss this further.” Morgan said the HOA registered its concerns recently in a letter to 5th District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. But for Paul Novak, Antonovich’s planning deputy, privatizing the TPC and the association’s disputed maintenance fees are separate issues. “Keep in mind there is an area the golf course is supposed to maintain, and there is an area the HOA is supposed to maintain,” he said. “If one or the other are not doing their jobs, that will be straightened out.” As for plans to make the course members-only, Novak said it’s allowed. “What dictates what occurs there on the golf course are the original conditions,” he said. “(County) Planning looked at the conditions and it’s pretty clear they’re allowed to do this.” Newhall Land notified the county planners in January of its intent to make the course members-only, and received clearance from officials in March. As a condition of its 1999 approval, the course could privatize only after it’s opened for public play for 15 years, or if two new public regulation-size golf courses opened in the Santa Clarita Valley to ensure there were enough open courses here. Less than a year later, two long-planned public golf courses opened in Robinson Ranch in Canyon Country, which allowed the TPC to privatize even before it opened in 2003. “I personally believe that this golf course should remain public for the 15 years from the date that it’s open, and the community gets a true benefit of it,” Morgan said. “What troubled me most about this – when the documents were written, they wrote a financially beneficial package for themselves and passed the costs on to the homeowners.” Still, Lauffer said the homeowners shouldn’t be surprised at the move. “As people were buying homes in Westridge, they were very well aware the TPC would at some point in time go private,” she said. “It has been well communicated.” Current course fees at the TPC range from $90 to $140, compared with $59 to $117 at Robinson Ranch. The area’s third public course, Vista Valencia, charges $20 to $30. TPC memberships can cost at least $25,000 per year, though discounts were offered to Westridge home buyers. email@example.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Westridge residents have taken a stance against moves by Newhall Land to take the Tournament Players Club golf course private. The Westridge Master Homeowners Association, which represents 1,048 homeowners in the 1,700-home tract, pays about $200,000 a year to help maintain landscaping along the slopes bordering homes and the 18-hole semiprivate course, according to association President Gary Morgan. It’s fine if it helps enhance fire protection and beautify a community facility in their own backyard, but not for what will become a private business where memberships cost $25,000 to $30,000 a year, he said Tuesday. “They’re passing on that expense to the entire development,” Morgan said of the course, which opened in 2003 and is now wholly owned by The Newhall Land and Farming Company.
A CLARE hurling fan has sent a big ‘thank you’ to a mystery Donegal family who stopped to rescue her after her own car broke down.Sarah Ferrigan left the lights on in her car as she rushed into see her beloved Clare take on Tipp in Thurles in the National League fixtures yesterday.As the rain poured down Sarah drew a picture of a battery on a piece of paper and held it up….hoping someone would stop. “A lovely Donegal family pulled over and got me back on the road,” said Sarah.“It was a lovely act of kindness – and I just wanted to give them a public thank you via Donegal Daily.”Added Sarah: “Good luck to Donegal in the football this year – I hope you go all the way.” CLARE HURLING FAN THANKS MYSTERY SOS DONEGAL FAMILY was last modified: March 10th, 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:ClareHURLINGSarah FerriganThurlesTipperary
Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019Allan katereggaallan kyambaddeBevis MugabiDenis OnyangoDerrick Paul NsibambiEmmanuel Arnold OkwiFarouk Miyagodfrey walusimbiGroup AGroup CHassan WasswaIsaac MulemeJoseph OchayaKhalid AuchoMike AziraMurushid JuukoNico Wakiro WadadaPatrick Henry KadduRobert OdongkaraRonald MukiibiSalim Jamal MagoolaSenegaltadeo lwangaTimothy AwanytopUganda CranesWilliam Luwagga Cranes players in training on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/Agency)AFCON 2019Senegal vs Uganda Cairo International Stadium, CairoFriday, 05-06-2019After what will go down as one of the craziest 24 hours in Ugandan football, the Uganda Cranes returned to duty late Wednesday night.The team had on Tuesday refused to train claiming they had to be paid a sum of $6000, for reaching the last 16 at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.After FUFA initially claiming that they did not owe players any money as per a ‘code of conduct’ the two parties signed before starting preparations, the federation finally succumbed to pressure on Wednesday evening.Two emergency meetings where held, one in Cairo and the other in Kampala, with the Federation and team officials accepting to pay the extra $6000 that the players claimed to be owed.By 7pm (EAT) time, each player had been assured he would be getting his money for reaching the last 16 but that was not all as it took up to three more hours for them (players) to make up their minds.While inside their hotel, the players are understood to have held a three hour long meeting with the agenda and contents remaining a mystery.They then boarded the bus and moved to the training ground where they held a session which will help boost their fitness ahead of Thursday’s last training.However, Wednesday’s training was missed by vice captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda.Wasswa (16) is the only player who missed training on Wednesday. (PHOTO/File)The center back is understood to have had one of his teeth removed, forcing him to seat out the session.Uganda is gearing to take on Senegal on Friday after sealing a round of 16 spot this past Sunday despite losing 0-2 against Egypt in their last group game.The Cranes finished second in Group with 4 points, following a 2-0 victory over DR Congo and a 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe.For Senegal, they finished second in Group C, winning two and losing only one game.The Lions of Teranga defeated Kenya 3-0, Tanzania 2-0 but lost to Algeria 0-1 during their group fixtures.Uganda and Senegal last faced off in an international friendly back in 2017, drawing 0-0.The players who trained on Wednesday nightGoalkeepersDenis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal MagoolaDefendersNico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme, Bevis Mugabi, Murushid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Timothy Awany, Joseph OchayaMidfieldersMike Azira, Abdu Lumala, Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwagga, Khalid Aucho, Allan KatereggaForwardsEmmanuel Arnold Okwi, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Farouk Miya, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, Allan Kyambadde.Comments
Tags: george best nsimbekefa kisalaKyetume FCSteven BengoUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants are coming off a 2-1 victory over Wakiso Giants FC in their last game. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Kyetume FC vs Wakiso Giants FC Bombo Barracks Stadium, BomboTuesday, 12-11-2019 @4pmWakiso Giants FC will be hoping for three more points when they visit Kyetume FC at Bombo Barracks Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.After a run of three successive defeated, the Purple Sharks returned to winning ways as they beat Busoga United 2-1 last weekend.It was relief for the Wakiso faithful and a first victory under caretaker coach Steven Bengo.It was also Bengo’s second game in charge after losing to Vipers SC in his maiden bow.Wakiso have under performed as per the standards they set for themselves at the start of the season and it can as no surprise that Kefa Kisala was let go of following the 3-0 loss to Express on match-day 11.There seems to be a feel good factor currently at the club after the change in management and it remains to be seen if that can be a motivation factor against Kyetume.Wakiso start the day in 9th position with 16 points and have a chance to move into 5th that is if they can win and other results go their way.Ahead of the game, Bengo is worried about how Kyetume will react after a hammering in their latest game.“It was important winning against Busoga United but that is now behind,” said Bengo.“We are playing against a very good side who will be eager to make amends after losing badly in Arua so we must be careful.Coming into Tuesday’s contest, Wakiso will be without captain Yasin Mugabi who suffered a cut on the eye in the 2-1 win over Busoga United. He joins Tom Masiko, Ayub Kisaliita and Yasin Mugume who are not match fit despite returning to training. Hakim Ssenkumba and Kirizestom Ntambi are also doubtful after picking knocks in training.For Kyetume, they will be eager to return to winning ways after a humiliation in Arua.The Slaughters were beaten 7-1 by Onduparaka, their heaviest loss since they attained promotion to the top tier.Before last Friday’s game, George Best Nsimbe’s side had proved hard to break down as they had conceded two goals in a single game on only one occasion.Against Wakiso, they need to be careful as the Purple Sharks have proved to be unpredictable this campaign.Just like Wakiso, Kyetume also have 16 points and sit 8th on the log.The two sides met in the Big League last season and this will e their fourth meeting in history.The other games on Tueday-Mbarara City FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm-Vipers SC vs URA FC-Busoga United vs Maroons FC-Proline FC vs Bright Stars FCComments
Oklahoma’s star quarterback Kyle Murray reiterated his plan is to leave football behind after this season and focus on playing baseball for the A’s.But should the A’s, who signed Murray for nearly $5 million, be worried he’ll change his mind?Murray, who has become a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy during his spectacular season for Oklahoma, didn’t exactly squash speculation Monday.“I feel like I can play in the NFL,” Murray told reporters in Oklahoma. “But as far as giving …
With Intelligent Design critics hot on their heels, Darwinian evolutionists are hot to find transitional forms that they can exhibit as evidence for large-scale evolution (macroevolution). A symposium on that very subject was held last October by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), but a report on the conference did not come out till this month’s issue of BioScience.1 It appears only pro-Darwinists were allowed a hearing. The abstract says, “Speakers at the ‘Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level’ symposium, held at the National Association of Biology Teachers annual meeting last October, focused on macroevolutionary processes, the evolution of key innovations and major lineages of organisms, and the evidence for these processes.” The Cambrian Explosion and other difficulties were specifically addressed – including this admission in the opening remarks: “Some in the antievolution community assert that microevolution happens but not macroevolution, because they believe there is no evidence for it.” Here, then, was a prime opportunity for pro-Darwin advocates to showcase the very best examples of macroevolution. Assuming reporter Oksana Hlodan did a fair job of capturing the highlights, what examples did the panel of five come up with? Combing through the report, here is the short list of evidence for macroevolution:Choanoflagellates, a class of protozoa found in almost any body of water, seem to have the proteins higher animals use for cell signalling and adhesion. So, “Genes shared by choanoflagellates and animals were most likely present in their common ancestor and may shed light on the transition to multicellularity.” Nicole King (UC Berkeley) suggested that unicellular organisms like these might have been preadapted for multicellularity. That almost sounds like a mindless process was able to plan ahead.Developmental programs were exhibited as evidence by Nipam Patel (UC Berkeley) for how different body plans might have emerged, such as bilateral symmetry and numbers of segments. He gave examples of fruit flies with four wings and with legs where the antennae should be.Radiation (the biological kind, not the atomic kind) was discussed by Jeffrey S. Levinton (State U of NY at Stony Brook). He tried to explain the Cambrian Explosion by referring to the fact that the “molecular clock” suggests an earlier time for diversification than the fossil record shows. “The Cambrian explosion marks the appearance of most bilaterian multicellular animal designs,” he agreed, “but the actual divergence of these groups may have occurred many millions of years before the Cambrian.”Extinction was presented as evidence by David Jablonski (U of Chicago). But how can the loss of 95% of living things (his estimate) over five major extinction events count as evidence for macroevolution? The explanation: “Mass extinctions are important in macroevolution because they change the rules of survival, eliminating the dominant groups of the time and allowing adaptations to hitchhike on traits, such as geographic range size, that determine survivorship during extinction episodes. Mass extinctions homogenize the biota, and they encourage postextinction evolutionary bursts.”Whales: Phillip Gingerich (U of Michigan) presented a series of fossils showing the putative evolution of whales. He considered this “a transition from land to sea once thought inexplicable in terms of evolution.”Flowers: Scott Hodges (UC Santa Barbara) argued that flowering plants with nectar spurs are more diverse than groups without them. His explanation: “Finding this association, suggests that nectar spurs affect the process of speciation or extinction.”After this, the symposium discussed how to teach this evidence in the public schools with materials from the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). Then Kathleen Smith (U of North Carolina) summed up the evidence in her closing remarks:The genetic toolkit is important in the study of macroevolution. The same sets of genes are used again and again, so that major evolutionary change does not necessarily require major genetic changes. There is complexity in the tempo and mode of evolution. There are many different patterns in macroevolutionary events. Many macroevolutionary changes depend on significant changes in the environment, some of which have led to large extinction events. The processes of microevolution and macroevolution are continuous.The article notes that the presentations are available on the AIBS website. Let’s look at one other example. In its feature “Life’s Little Mysteries,” Live Science posted a short article March 26, “What’s So Special About Darwin’s Finches?” The article noted that many consider this case a “symbol of evolution” by natural selection. The history of Darwin’s finches is summarized. One tidbit mentioned in passing is that Darwin paid little note of the finches during the stopover at the Galápagos, and only years later “tried to make up for the deficit by borrowing some finch notes taken by the Beagle’s Captain Robert FitzRoy.”2 The explanation in the last sentence about where Darwin’s finches fit into evolutionary theory is notable not only for what it claims, but for what it avoids claiming: “In the past few decades, biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant of Princeton University have studied finch populations and showed that the average beak sizes of successive generations changed to adapt to new food sources on Daphne Major, an island in the Galápagos.” In fact, the beak sizes fluctuated back and forth with food availability, with no long-term trend discernible (see 07/14/2006 entry and its embedded links).1Oksana Hlodan, “Macroevolution: Evolution Above the Species Level,” BioScience, Volume 57, Number 3, March 2007, pp. 222-225(4).2FitzRoy was a Bible-believing Christian who denounced Darwin’s evolutionary ideas and deeply regretted having had any part of Darwin’s slide into apostasy.So that’s it? This is laughable. The closest two cases for macroevolution that had any bones or photographs to back them up were the whale tale and the nectar spur myth. For the latter, they are still species within the same kind, for crying out loud—not examples of macroevolution. No creationist would deny the ability of some flowering plants to diversify to a limited extent. As to whale evolution, that claim has been roundly debunked by many ID and creationist groups: the Discovery Institute response to the PBS Evolution series, by TrueOrigin #1 and True Origin #2, by Answers in Genesis, by Creation Ministries International, by the Creation Research Society, by ICR and many others. The AIBS and other Darwin Propagandists pretend like these critiques don’t even exist. The honest thing for a scientist would be to first do a literature search and come well-armed, but they never do. They present their very biased one side of the story as if nobody else ever had a problem with it. The rest of the so-called “evidence” for macroevolution all consisted of “suggestions” that “might” explain away the falsifying evidence with a little more work (and funding), with nothing but hope that future discoveries might “shed light” on the vexing problem of how all the major body plans of all the animals appeared in the blink of an eye in the fossil record. Such excuses don’t shed any light; they cover up the clear light of design. As for the LiveScience pitiful article on Darwin’s finches, here is another case of pretending the criticisms against Darwin don’t exist. Jonathan Wells wrote a whole chapter about this in Icons of Evolution (note how LieScience used the synonym “symbol” instead of “icon” in their description). Incidentally, Wells also had a chapter on four-winged fruit flies; Dr. Patel should have known that there is no way these rare mutants would survive in the wild, so they are irrelevant to evolutionary theory. Haven’t these people heard that the Peter & Rosemary Grant team only found fluctuations around a mean in finch beaks over 30 years of study? They only found slight enlargements of the average beak size of one species (on the order of fractions of a millimeter). Big deal. Moreover, the changes were reversed when the climate changed. And this is still being promoted as something “special” worth knowing because it is a symbol of macroevolution? Come on. Any honest reporter should acknowledge the criticisms and try to address them. Ignoring the question is tantamount to propaganda. In short, critics of Darwinian evolution should take heart at this, another in a long series of embarrassing admissions that Darwin’s modern-day disciples have no evidence for Charlie’s myth. How much longer Darwinism will endure before collapsing is anyone’s guess. If you’d like to hasten the inevitable, then you’d better stop their attempts to keep indoctrinating the young in their side and silencing the opposition. Notice that they hastened at the end of the symposium to talk about how best to inculcate the youth into their mystery religion. Unless we get public schools to teach the facts, to permit fair and balanced presentation of all the evidence, the Darwinistas could succeed in raising another generation of zombies. This means the collapse of Darwinism could be delayed long enough for it to work even more mischief in society. As Disraeli once said, “Error is often more earnest than truth.” This means that error can win by default. If you care about the truth, you had better exercise your earnestness above the opposition’s intensity level and apply it wisely.(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0