“I’m Back With Vigor to Work

first_imgThe re-appointed Commissioner of Caldwell, Madam Alexine Mendscole-Howard, has assured the residents of her vigor (strength) to develop the township.In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, April 21, at her office in Caldwell, Commissioner Howard indicated that her leadership will not go after residents who are engaged in spreading falsehood just to gain political relevance, but will work around the clock and develop every community in Caldwell.Her statement was in direct reaction to what she termed “misinformation” that residents in the township recently spread indicating that she abandoned her job during the height of the Ebola crisis.Based on the rumor, some of the residents reportedly recommended someone else to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to head the township.“I don’t have a problem with that because the President has the political power to hire anybody of her choice in government; but my being away was to seek further medical check-up, and I ask God to vindicate me from those lies against,” she explained.She maintains that why in the US undergoing medical treatment, she wrote a formal letter to the Superintendent of Montserrado County, and copied the Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), informing authorities there that she was undergoing a serious surgery in the United States.She said being reinstated as Commissioner of Caldwell did not surprise her because her bosses were informed appropriately about everything she did.“All the propaganda they ran against me did not move me at all because on April 6, I received a letter from President Sirleaf stating that I had been reinstated.”Comm. Howard said it was another political plus for her and the people of Caldwell, “because I’m back with vigor to move the township forward.”“The idea crafted by some unscrupulous residents to steal and sell land that does not belong to them since they are tricky and crooked is not going to work with me and my staff,” she warned.Comm. Howard said she has announced to the residents that she is back so that the people in Caldwell will know that somebody has their interest at heart and that her administration will work with them to achieve their development objectives.Additionally, she said that her administration does not only have the interest of the residents at heart, but she has personally advocated for the Land Commissioner to establish a sub office in Caldwell to settle some of the land related disputes.She then called on residents to rally around her administration to ensure that the township is on par with other developing townships.At the same, Comm. Howard has declared that her administration will be more robust in dealing with issues of the township nowadays rather than being lenient administratively.She expressed gratitude to the President for affording her another opportunity to serve her people in the township.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BDC offers financing for businesses impacted by declining oil prices

first_imgThe Business Development Bank of Canada has announced today that it has earmarked $500 million in additional financing for Canadian small and medium employers impacted by the decline in oil prices.In this case, the target firms would primarily be in the service industry and the BDC, a Crown Corporation, says its strategy is intended to help promising companies with projects aimed at:diversifying their businessincreasing their operational and environmental efficiencyimproving financial managementand purchasing new technology and equipmentMichael Denham was appointed BDC President and CEO by the Harper Government early last summer.- Advertisement -He went on to say, the next Edmonton seminar will likely be early next month and there will be a subsequent BDC release on time and place.He also took time to underscore his sense of optimism for the future.last_img

Letterkenny Gaels host hurling presentation event

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club Notes.Our annual Hurling Presentation evening took place on Saturday last at the Clubhouse to mark our hurlers achievements during 2016.All players, and their families from under 6 up to minor reflected on a great year of hurling.Five Gaels County minor players presented each child with a medal or certificate for participating in blitzes and matches. Club Chairman Charlie Cannon presented the Minors Players Player of the Year award to Brian Diver. Other award winners on the evening were; Under 14 Players Player of the Year; Matthew Winters and Under 16 Players Player of the Year; Patrick Page. Well done to all the players for your efforts in 2016. A special thanks to our coaches, managers and committee. Thanks also to everyone who helped out on the night of the presentation and to the parents and supporters for a great turn out.Applications are invited in writing for our Senior, Reserve, Under 21 and Minor/Under 17 Football Team Manager Posts. Written applications must be lodged with Jim McGlynn, Club Secretary by email or post not later than this Friday, 2nd December 2016.Further Information is available on our Club Website, Facebook and Twitter. The GAA National Draw was launched recently with some fantastic prizes to be won. This is an important fundraiser for the Club with my all the prizes sponsored by Croke Park and proceeds kept by the Club. Priced at only €10 the tickets are on sale from various Club contacts.The Donegal GAA Yearbook which gives a comprehensive round-up of all things GAA in the county will be on sale soon. As well as all the action and stories from the various County teams there are also pages dedicated to each Club including Letterkenny Gaels. These glossy publications would make a great Christmas present or stocking filler.Contact 0872931458 to order one today.Letterkenny Gaels Ladies are delighted to announce their Winter Ladies Football Training program. During the winter months the Circuit based training will take place indoors at the Gaels Clubroom on the Thorn Road. The training for 16’s to adult continues every Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. For the younger girls from 12-16 years football/Circuit training is on every Monday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the clubhouse.Training is open to all and new members are especially welcome.Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities.With the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club.The Club is already registered for this offer so don’t forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them.AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance. Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435.In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club. For more details on this please see Club Facebook page.As we count down the weeks until Christmas, club members are reminded that Letterkenny Gaels merchandise, which includes training tops, track-suits, jerseys, hats, scarfs etc. can be purchased in Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.The indoor Camogie training continues every Friday evening at the LYIT from 6-7pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players most welcome.The outdoor underage football training has also concluded for the season. Please see Facebook in the coming weeks for dates and venues for indoor training.The indoor underage hurling continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm in the Aura. Helmets and hurls will be provided for new players. The term will run for nine weeks before Christmas and six after. All welcome. Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3200. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelLetterkenny Gaels host hurling presentation event was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more