CEBSA Hosts Special Thanksgiving Service

first_imgThe Central Bank Staff Association (CEBSA) on Friday, held a one day thanksgiving service to give thanks to God for carrying them through the Ebola crisis.During a program held at the banking hall of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in Monrovia, the chairman for publicity, Julius A. Kekula, said the thanksgiving was intended to give God the honor for taking almost all of them through successfully during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).“As a family, we also remember our beloved and dear workmate, Sister Sarah Smith, who died during the heat of the Ebola crisis. Sister Sarah was a strong, hardworking staff member of CBL,” Mr. Kekula said.He noted that this was the best time to give thanks to God and to recognize the late Sister Smith.He said the late Sister Smith was the only person that the CBL lost to the deadly Ebola virus.  Mr. Kerkula expressed his deepest condolences to others who also lost loved ones, family members and friends to the EVD.“We have also decided to give a purse to the family of the late Smith as a way of remembering our own staff who was very diligent in service delivery. We lost someone that was willing to give all her time to the CBL, especially working in the banking department,” he added.All the staff of the CBL as well as some family members who attended the thanksgiving service prayed that God would continue to bless the CBL family.   “The CBL continues to ensure that its staff are active in delivering the required services to the people of Liberia,” noted Mr. Kekula.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GLSC introduces new application forms

first_img…as sod turned for new Region 3 officeThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has introduced a new application form for persons desirous of applying for a plot of land – one that will better evaluate the applicants.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon turns the sod for the new structure along with other regional executivesThis was announced on Wednesday as the Commission conducted a sod-turning exercise for a new office in Crane, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).A senior officer at the Commission noted, “We have new application forms, if you go through it and you compare it to the old ones you will see the logic in the questions being asked for you to provide information on the form. We have new application forms for Government agencies as well, which we never had before and we have for businesses so all of the questions are geared towards evaluating the applications properly”.In addition to this, the GLSC also pointed out that a Wide Area Network has also been implemented which will allow inter-region connectivity. This will reduce the time a transaction takes at the Commission as it will allow for the various offices to connect to the head office’s database to access maps, plans and application leases, among others.Usually, a client would have to visit the GLSC’s head office to make queries, or in some cases, visit the regional office where the query can take up to three weeks to be processed.The sod-turning exercise was conducted opposite the present GLSC office in Crane, where the new building is to be constructed to the tune of some $37 million.It was explained that the current structure is in a deplorable state. An officer attached at the regional office said, “We inherited this building in 2001 when we became a Commission from the Regional Administration and it is, if you look over the road, a wooden building and what comes along with that is lots of repairs (due to) rotten woods, leaking roofs and so on”.State Minister Joseph Harmon told the small gathering that he was pleased to see the piece of land, which was once used to house derelict vehicles, be transformed into a green space.Given that Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) generates the most revenue, a Commission was first established in that region to cater for the needs of the people there. Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) falls in second when it comes to generating an income, which led to a structure being erected there to serve residents.The Region Three office is the third office to be set up across the country although more revenue is generated in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The new structure will include living quarters for its employees.GLSC said it plans to extend its services to other administrative regions in the near future with Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) next on the radar.Following this project, the Commission intends to set up another office in Port Kaituma in Region One (Barima-Waini).In addition, a survey for the district office in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) has been completed which is likely to come on stream by next year.last_img read more

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911 emergency system commissioned

first_img…operators urged to execute duties diligentlyThe Public Security Ministry, in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Friday commissioned the new state-of-the-art 911 emergency system at the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown.The new system would be taken to 52 other locations, to promote better PoliceActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarineresponse while enhancing crime-fighting efforts.Some 46 officers of the GPF have been trained to operate the newly commissioned 911 system, which has been commissioned to respond to calls from citizens across Guyana and to elicit prompt Police response.In addition, citizens can send text messages to 911 instead of calling, and the operators can render assistance. The system is being reintroduced, with the assistance of local telephone companies GTT and Digicel, after several years of non-operation.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said it is monumental now that the service is commissioned. He said that ranks of the GPF have been trained to911 operators at the Brickdam Police Station, Georgetown during the relaunch of the emergency systemhandle the system, and urged them to put their training to use to uplift the dwindling image of the Force.“Now, while my happiness is true, I am deeply concerned to the extent that while we have provided sufficient and adequate training for you, the operators of this system — you who would be handling the units; you who would be listening to the phone calls — I want to urge you with great pains and concern to remind you of the type of courtesy, of the type of quality of service that is required and expected of you. I have made statements proper to this occasion about the quality of our services, and we need to improve it,” Ramnarine said.He noted that while the GPF physical infrastructure is improving at a rapid pace, there is sadly a large gap in regard to ranks’ attitude and behaviour towards work, colleagues and the public.“So I can only urge those of you who will be engaged in ensuring that the 911 system is functional that we are all here thinking that it will (be) something useful, not something mirroring the challenges of the past,” he added.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said it was a huge development, and should not be downplayed in any aspect. He also expressed gratitude to GTT and Digicel for their technical support and collaboration on the project.The minister announced that in order to ensure the Police have the necessary response tools, the Government will soon hand over several pickups, buses and all-terrain vehicles to the GPF. These vehicles were donated to Guyana by the Government of China.He also urged the public to scrutinise the actions of the Police Force to ensure transparency and accountability, and assured that a holistic approach was being taken towards ensuring that the new 911 emergency system is not a repeat of the poor service that was provided in the past.last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Service Manager for local Older People’s Services required

first_imgThe Health Service Executive CHO 1 Donegal area is currently recruiting for a Service Manager:A vacancy exists for the following:– Service Manager Permanent, Full-timeRef: SC/008/2018 Location: Older People’s Service, Stranorlar, Co. DonegalInformal enquiries to: Martin Collum, General Manager on Tel: 086 8236177.Proposed interview date: Week commencing 16th April 2018.Closing date: Monday, 9th April 2018. For further information on this post please visit:www.hse.ie/jobsHEALTH SERVICEEXECUTIVECHO1, DONEGALJob Vacancy: Service Manager for local Older People’s Services required was last modified: March 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:HSEOlder Persons ServicesService ManagerStranorlarlast_img read more

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Cornelison on power trip for No. 1 Marauders

first_imgLANCASTER – Considering she hit just five home runs in her high school career, that Antelope Valley College freshman first baseman Katie Cornelison tied the school’s single-season record with eight homers is remarkable. That she has done it just 13 games into the season is stunning. Cornelison (Lancaster High) tied the school record Saturday at the Irvine tournament. With 26 remaining regular-season games after Tuesday’s nonconference encounter with El Camino of Torrance, Cornelison is on pace to obliterate the school’s career home run mark (11). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Her success has helped catapult an unheralded Marauders team to elite status. AVC (11-2), unranked in the state poll at the start of the season, was tied with Palomar of San Marcos atop the most recent state rankings, which were released Monday. “I’m very amazed,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “She’s seeing the ball really well, and she’s driving it. She’s actually surprised herself.” Cornelison was 5 for 13 with one homer and four RBIs in the Irvine tournament. Sophomore center fielder Nicole Means was 5 for 10 with five RBIs including a three-run homer Sunday in a 3-1 victory over Saddleback of Mission Viejo. Pitching also has been key for the Marauders, with freshmen Nikki Perez (Littlerock), Laura Calvert (Quartz Hill), Frances Stone and sophomore Amanda Nelson (Quartz Hill) contributing for AVC. The state’s No. 1 ranking is an AVC first. “I knew we had a great team in the beginning of the season, but we had a lot of question marks,” Vargas said. “We had a lot of freshmen coming in, and we were trying to fill in some voids. “I would say we’re pretty pleased with the outcome so far.” Appeal: AVC’s four-inning, 8-7 loss to San Joaquin Delta of Stockton in Saturday’s Irvine tournament game is under review. Umpires enforced a tournament rule that does not allow an inning to start after an hour and 45 minutes has elapsed. Vargas believes NCAA rules, which declare a game official only after five innings, supersede the tournament’s time limit. AVC rallied from an 8-1 deficit after three innings. SJDC is ranked fourth in the state. Title town: The women’s basketball team can clinch at least a share of its fourth consecutive Foothill Conference title today when it plays host to San Bernardino Valley at 5 p.m. The Marauders (21-8, 11-1) can win the title outright if they win out their two remaining regular-season games. They play host to Barstow on Saturday at 5 p.m. Winning the title outright, as opposed to sharing it, could have enormous implications on Southern California regional playoff seedings, coach John Taylor said. ‘Huge boost’: Sophomore power forward Angela Conde, who has been out three weeks with a broken left hand, could return tonight. “It’s a huge boost if she comes back,” Taylor said. Eliminated? The men’s basketball team (12-17, 5-7) has been all but officially eliminated from playoff competition after its third consecutive loss, 72-65 Saturday to Mt. San Jacinto of Hemet. AVC has made the playoffs in each of retiring coach Newton Chelette’s 16 previous years, meaning Saturday’s game against Barstow will be his last. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Window cleaner awarded €10k after crash with vintage tractor

first_imgA part-time window cleaner has been awarded €10,000 after he was struck by a vintage tractor being driven by an elderly farmer.Eamonn McGee, 50, took a legal claim against the Motor Bureau of Ireland after his van was struck by a vintage tractor in Co Donegal. Robert Jenkins, a farmer in his 70s, was driving his 1977 Massey Ferguson tractor in Co Donegal on September 23rd, 2016.Mr McGee claimed he was coming around a bend on the Raphoe to Manorcunningham Road at 30/35 mph and tried to steer onto a grass verge but Mr Jenkins kept going straight and struck his transit van.He told his barrister Ms Fiona Crawford that he did not initially suffer any real pain but, as time passed, he has suffered stiffness in his neck and in his lower back.He said he finds it hard to sleep at night and to sit up straight while he also attends a chiropractor.Mr McGee told Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court that when the vehicles collided, Mr Jenkins admitted he did not have insurance for the tractor and said he would pay him €300 if he did not call the Gardai.Barrister for Mr Jenkins, of Mondooey, Manorcunningham, Mr Ivan Toner, said the situation was that his client’s tractor was a vintage machine and could only travel at 20mph.He added that the cause of the crash was as a result of Mr Magee, of Ard Toghaire, Townparks, Convoy, driving too fast and that he could not slow down on a narrow country road measuring just 11ft wide.Mr Toner asked Mr Magee if it was a fact that he had previously taken a number of claims as a result of three previous road traffic accidents as well as a work-related accident and he agreed.Mr McGee agreed that he has taken a number of successful claims and outlined the situation which included being hit from behind and being hit by a drunk driver.He received settlements for all four claims, the court was told.Dash-cam footage from Mr McGee’s vehicle was shown to Judge Sean O Donnabhain which showed the accident.Having viewed the footage, Judge O Donnabhain said he found that both men were responsible for the crash.He awarded Mr McGee €20,000 but said he was fifty per cent responsible for the crash and reduced the award to €10,000 and ordered costs to Mr Magee.EndsWindow cleaner awarded €10k after crash with vintage tractor was last modified: October 11th, 2018 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) Tags:convoycrashdonegalEamonn McGeeRobert Jenkinslast_img read more

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Photos: Ex-49er, Raider NaVorro Bowman selling San Jose mansion

first_imgFormer 49ers and Raiders linebacker NaVorro Bowman is selling his San Jose, Calif. mansion for $4.253M.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The 5,959 square foot Rose Garden estate has five bedrooms and five baths. Entering the 18-foot foyer, there is a sweeping wrought iron banister flowing to the second floor catwalk and Spanish tile floors. The kitchen flows into the family room, which opens onto the back loggia, viewing the grounds and pool. In the rear of the home, the memorabilia …last_img read more

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Air-Sealing Tapes and Gaskets

first_imgUPDATED March 8, 2013After this article was published, Martin Holladay conducted a test of eleven air-sealing tapes on a variety of materials. To read the results of Holladay’s testing, see Backyard Tape Test and Return to the Backyard Tape Test.It’s hard to create a tight air barrier without using tapes, gaskets, caulk, or spray foam. In this blog, I’ll look at two of these categories — tapes and gaskets. I’ll be focusing on air-sealing products, so I’ll ignore flexible flashing tapes used for waterproofing. (I’ll address duct sealing in a future blog.)[Author’s note: since this blog was originally published, two U.S. distributors have begun selling high-quality European construction tapes. While these tapes tend to cost more than tapes from U.S. manufacturers, most builders who have tried them have been impressed with their performance. Moreover, European tape manufacturers (unlike U.S. manufacturers) offer tapes that are vapor-permeable. The two distributors are Small Planet Workshop of Olympia, Washington (distributor of several types of Siga tape, including Corvum, Rissan, Sicrall, and Wigluv tapes) and Four Seven Five of Brooklyn, New York (distributor of Contega tape, Tescon tape, Unitape, Rapidcell tape, and Budax Top tape).]I’d like this blog to be a work in progress, so I strongly urge readers to post information on products that work well.To limit air leakage, builders use tapes to seal the seams of a variety of membranes and buildings products, including housewrap, polyethylene, OSB, and plywood. Tapes are also used to seal duct seams, to seal leaks around penetrations through air barriers — for example, to seal around plumbing vents — and to seal sheet goods to a variety of materials, including concrete.Needless to say, no single tape works well in each of these applications, so builders need… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Three Signs You May Be Experiencing Burnout

first_imgA Personal Look at BurnoutNow that we have discussed the research behind burnout, let’s switch gears a bit to a more personal level and hear from a few professionals discussing their own experience with burnout. We asked several people to tell us how they know when they are close to or experiencing burnout:Are You Experiencing Burnout?Bosque and Skarl (2016) provide a link to a quiz hosted by MindTools that can help individuals determine if they are experiencing burnout. The 15-question quiz is a quick way to determine your possible level of burnout, and the website provides resources for prevention and relief of burnout.https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_08.htmStay tuned for follow-up posts on ways to prevent or tackle burnout!ReferencesBosque, D. D. & Skarl, S. (2016). Keeping workplace burnout at bay. College & Research Libraries News, 77(7), 349-355.Carter, S. B. (2013, November). The telltale signs of burnout… Do you have them? Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/Shin, H., Park, Y. M., Ying, J. Y., Kim, B., Noh, H., & Lee, S. M. (2014). Relationships between coping strategies and burnout symptoms: A meta-analytic approach. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(1), 44-56. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035220 By David Lee Sexton, Jr., Bari Sobelson, & Hannah HydePexels [Burnout by Pedro Figueras, December 23, 2015, CC0]With it being the beginning of the year, talk of resolutions abound! Why not take advantage of the opportunity to make some work resolutions as well? If you have experienced burnout in the past, you know that it can have a profound impact on your coworkers, your clients, and you. You also know that the negative effects can spread to other areas of your life including relationships with friends and family members.If you are interested in making a resolution to steer clear of burnout this year, keep reading!What is Burnout?Bosque and Skarl (2016) discuss burnout as lengthy exposure to frequent emotional and interpersonal stressors at work which manifests as exhaustion, detachment, and inefficacy in one’s job. This issue has received a great deal of attention in helping professions, such as healthcare, but it has the potential to affect a wide range of individuals in varying occupations. In their article, Bosque and Skarl provide several resources for individuals that explain the phenomenon of burnout, identify symptoms, and suggest potential prevention and treatment options.Symptoms of Burnout                                                   Carter (2013) identifies a variety of symptoms for each of the three factors associated with burnout:1) ExhaustionAccording to Carter (2013), symptoms of burnout manifest differently during early and later stages. In early stages of burnout, one may experience reduced energy and feel tired more quickly than normal. However, the later stages of burnout can produce feelings of chronic exhaustion and emotional drain. In addition, this may accompany feelings of dread when thinking about work to come. Alarmingly, there are a variety of other physical symptoms associated with exhaustion from burnout, including insomnia, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and depression. Shin et al. (2014) also point out that these symptoms are accompanied by emotional exhaustion. Thus, employees in helping professions, such as clinicians, who experience burnout will see a reduction in their emotional resources. This relates strongly to the second factor of burnout.2) DetachmentShin et al. (2014) indicate that this factor is related to increases in feelings of cynicism and decreases in empathy. This can result in detachment from clients. More general symptoms can include loss of enjoyment in one’s work and feelings of pessimism. Carter (2013) again indicates that these symptoms may start off mild, but increase in magnitude if intervention is not sought for burnout. For example, lack of enjoyment may manifest in early stages as lack of desire to go to work; however, later stages of burnout may result in lack of enjoyment in areas outside of work that one used to enjoy, such as spending time with friends. One of the most prominent signs of burnout associated with the detachment factor is withdrawal. This can manifest itself in a variety of ways, such as isolating oneself from social interaction (or even experiencing anger when interactions cannot be avoided in the later stages) or procrastination and attempts to escape work tasks.3)  InefficacyThe last factor of burnout is inefficacy, which Shin et al. (2014) describe as feelings of incompetence or inability to effectively perform on the job. In addition, during later stages of burnout, feelings of apathy can occur (Carter, 2013). That is, in addition to feeling unable to do the job, an individual may start to feel that there is no point to the job at all. Finally, poor performance is also associated with this aspect of burnout. Even if one is working very long hours, the physical symptoms of burnout will prevent the individual from performing at their peak (Carter, 2013).Factors Associated with BurnoutIt’s a good idea to keep the symptoms of burnout in mind, so that you are aware when you or a client might be experiencing burnout.You can print off this PDF!last_img read more

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Four killed in clashes in West Bengal

first_imgFour men were killed and several injured in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal in clashes between BJP and Trinamool workers on Saturday night. Three of the dead were BJP workers, while the other was a Trinamool member. The deceased were identified as Sukanta Mandal, Pradip Mandal and Tapan Mandal of the BJP and Kayum Mollah of the Trinamool.The parties blamed each other for the violence at Bhangipara of Sandeshkhali block, about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata.According to a post by BJP, at least 18 of their supporters are missing. The BJP said Trinamool cadre attacked their activists following a scuffle over removal of saffron flags. “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” said Sayantan Basu, a BJP leader.However, Trinamool leaders said armed BJP activists had attacked their members and killed Mollah.“Kayum Mollah was hacked to death by BJP. He was shot too. BJP bringing outsiders to attack us,” said TMC leader Jyotipriya Mullick.Reportedly, TMC cadres attacked BJP activists in retaliation. However, police administration has not issued any statement.Trouble was brewing in Sandeshkhali, albeit in a different area, over last few days as a senior Government official was beaten up. Incidents of sporadic violence was reported.Leaders of both parties are expected to visit Sandeshkhali on Saturday which may trigger more commotion.last_img read more

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