David Farhat Gets UL Appointment

first_imgA former minister of Finance, David Farhat, has been appointed as director of the Graduate Program of Business and Public Administration (MBA/MPA) of the University of Liberia (UL).He replaces Assistant Professor Sunny Nyemah who resigned recently, a UL statement issued yesterday said. According to Mr. Farhat’s letter of appointment from UL president Emmet A. Dennis, his assignment took effect March 1, 2015.The new graduate director comes to the nation’s highest institute of learning with considerable academic credentials and years of experience.From 1988-1990, Mr. Farhat served as Minister of Finance, and earlier as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Transportation between 1987 and 1988. His curriculum vitae records four academic degrees including three Masters’ Degrees in Economics, Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University, New York, USA from 1972 to 1979. In 1966, Mr. Farhat graduated from the UL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.Mr. Farhat previously served as Assistant Professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting (1981-1986) teaching advanced courses in Accounting and Taxation, and performed general administration of the department. In 1990, he became professor of Accounting in the College of Business and Public Administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Some PSUs positive on creating jobs for sportspersons: Sonowal

first_imgHyderabad, Sep 11 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal today said some PSUs have responded positively to the Centres appeal for creating special provision on employment opportunities for sportspersons. “On employment opportunities, we have openly appealed to all the corporate houses — private and public sector — to come forward and create avenues to accommodate our players. Some PSUs have come forward with a very open mind to support,” he said. Sonowal recalled that the government had during the last National Games requested the business sector to create provision for employment opportunities for athletes. He was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of the day-long Youth Convention on Universal Brotherhood Day here. “Sports is a way of life and should all accept this. If every individual and parents start propagating and motivating younger generation and students on this then definitely we could create such an environment through which India can be a number one sporting nation in the world,” he said. On the occasion, the minister cited example of Swami Vivekananda and appealed to the youth to work hard with sensibility, commitment, dedication and devotion. Sonowal said it is expected that by 2020, population of India would have a median age of 28 years as against 38 years for the US, 42 years for China and as high as 48 years for Japan. “This demographic dividend offers a great opportunity. Therefore, the challenge before the nation is to develop and empower its huge youth population as productive work force,” he said. On Telangana governments offer to host the Youth Festival 2017 in the state, Sonowal said, “We will definitely look into that matter.” Regarding request for laying of athletic track in Warangal district, the ministry will look into the matter. Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya also addressed the gathering. PTI VVK RS ARS ATK SSC RYSadvertisementlast_img read more

Cosco investment blocked due to archaeological zone expansion in Piraeus

first_imgCosco Shipping’s $675-million investment plan for the port of Piraeus was deemed to be a huge deal in Greece’s modern history, however ancient history may stand in the way. After a lengthy meeting on 2 April, Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) characterised a large part of Piraeus as an area of archaeological interest that must be protected.The Council voted unanimously against Chinese plans to construct a mall next to a new cruise ship terminal, whereas restrictions were also placed on the construction of a 5-star hotel on the southern section of the central port beside the main cruise terminal. Another plan that is under threat includes the operation of a 300,000 tonne capacity dry dock in Psyttalia, an industrial area.The extension of the archaeological zone now threatens relations between the Chinese multinational and the government. The decision will result in an 8-month delay to investments, say sources from Cosco. These will add to the two-and-a-half years worth of delays since the privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority.The port’s management may see the recent decision as a blow, however it has proceeded with the presentation of a new master plan to a Shipping and Island Policy-led committee that includes different parties including the Culture ministry. It can also appeal to the Council of State for the cancellation of the KAS decision. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more