Today is Bankers’ Day Banks

first_imgCommercial banks in the country, including the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), will today, December 31, be closed for business to the public as they observe “Bankers’ Day”. The day is set aside by the CBL every year (December 31) to give commercial banks the opportunity to compile their annual financial statements, which will be presented to the government through the Central Bank. Meanwhile, customers will still be able to access their accounts via electronic services such as ATMs and online banking. Banks will resume operation on Saturday January 2, 2016. However, that day being the first Saturday of the month (Mary Broh Day), banks are expected to open not earlier than 10 a.m. and will still close by noon. 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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Pensioner’s body fished out of canal

first_img…family suspects foul playThe body of a pensioner was on Monday discovered face down in a canal at Number 29 Village, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Dead is Michael Christopher Nathaniel London also called “Chucky”, 68, of Lot 546 Number 29 Village, WCB.Reports are the body was found at about 11:00h.The dead man’s daughter said that her father had gone to her home, which is located two villages away, to spend Mother’s Day with her mother – his former wife.She related that she received a telephone call informing her that a body was discovered in a canal which is adjacent to the school dam and that the body was that of her father.According to Janet Koomcarran, he left at about 18:00h to go home.At the time of the discovery both of his eyes appeared swollen and what appeared to be blood was seen around one of them.Koomcarran and other family members are pointing an accusing finger at one of the dead man’s close relatives, saying that they suspect foul play. She said that while he was at her home on Sunday, he informed them of his plan to evict a close relative from one of his houses as a result of a family feud.According to the daughter, it appears as though her father was killed and his body was dumped in the canal.The family is calling for a thorough investigation into the death. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body shortly.Dead: Michael Christopher Nathaniel Londonlast_img read more

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GRA commences CK series for motorcycles

first_imgThe Licence Revenue Office of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday commenced issuing registration of motorcycles in the ‘CK’ series, having completed the target of 9999 in the ‘CJ’ series.In a notice published in Guyana Times on Saturday, GRA informed that the ‘CJ’ series had commenced on November 1, 2016.In addition, the agency informed that the registration of a motorcycle will remain the same $1,000. Moreover, “Motorists are reminded that registration of a motorcycle requires a completed application form, valid form of identification, original invoice or invoices and other accompanying documents. The cycle must also be presented to the GRA for inspection,” the agency said.When it comes to cars, Guyana Times was told that Guyanese will soon be able to have customised number plates as GRA is moving to make the adjustment following the end of the ‘PZZ’ series.According to a source at the GRA, the ‘PXX’ series was a very exhilarating group of letters for many, noting that authorities are yet to decide whether or not the ‘Y’ series will be used on registration plates before ‘X’.Whether or not it is used, the source added that officials at GRA have already started exploring customisable number plates.It was explained that the owners of motor vehicles will be given letters to choose from, while the option of having a name, accompanied by a number on the registration plates will be accessible “at a small cost”.“It will have specific numbers and letters that you can put … everything is not quite clear as yet because it’s still going through the process through management,” the source revealed.The option of customisable registration plates is nonetheless certain, the source added.In the case of the vehicle being transferred and the original owner has their name on the registration plates, the new owner will also have the option of changing the name on the plates, according to the source.In the meantime, the officials are working on how privately-owned vehicles can be differentiated from vehicles up for hire.last_img read more

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14 JOBS LOST AS GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

first_imgPearse Doherty: Expressed sadness at job lossesSinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has expressed his sadness at the news that Gweedore based company ‘Nuance’ is to close next month with the loss of some fourteen jobs.“This shock announcement by Nuance will come as a huge shock to all the workers at the company who have no doubt been dealt a huge blow as a result of this devastating news today,” he said.“The confirmation that the local Nuance outlet is set to go out of business in the coming weeks is also a massive loss to Gweedore and to the surrounding areas, and will have a negative impact on the economic landscape in this part of Donegal. “On what was otherwise a fantastic day on the jobs front, what with the announcement by Randox that it is to expand its operations in Dungloe, this decision by Nuance has caused great sadness, particularly to the workers and their families.“I would appeal to Údarás na Gaeltachta to do all it can to ensure that these jobs can be saved, and I now call on the authority to explore every possible avenue which could possibly see these workers being redeployed to different companies which receive Údarás support.” 14 JOBS LOST AS GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE was last modified: October 20th, 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:Gaoth Dobhairjob losses?Nuancelast_img read more

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Raiders rested, ready to battle rival Chargers

first_img That’s because the Chargers are coming to town Sunday to face the Raiders (1-3) for the first time this season. “I always watch `Monday Night Football,” Routt said. “I’ve already watched so much film on them. Tonight I’ll probably be able to call out some their tendencies and favorite plays they like to run.’ The Raiders tried to learn a little bit extra from Monday night’s game, which San Diego (2-3) lost 24-22 to Pittsburgh. While the Chargers have a short week to get ready for Oakland, the Raiders should be well-rested and prepared after having a week off following their win over Dallas. Having an extra week hasn’t proved to be much of a benefit for the Raiders in recent years. They lost the game following the bye week in three of the last four seasons, including a 23-17 home defeat to the Chargers last year when both teams had the extra week to prepare. LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 164 yards and a touchdown in that game. The Raiders know they have to key in on those two players again this week. “We have a lot more things we can do scheme-wise against a team like that,’ Morrison said. “Hopefully everything we put in can be effective. With the way … they utilize the tight end, have to change your coverages. You can’t always use your base coverage. You have to keep them off-balance. You have to give them different looks. If you give them the same looks, they’ll pick you apart.’ Oakland returned to practice Monday after taking three days off over the weekend. Coach Norv Turner said the team spent the four extra days of practice since the win against the Cowboys working on improving its efficiency on third downs and in the red zone and preparing specifically for the Chargers. The Raiders have converted just 30 percent of their third-down conversions second worst in the NFL and have scored only five touchdowns in 12 trips inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. While Turner said it’s hard to surprise a division opponent that plays your team twice each year, he plans to put in a few changes “I don’t know if you ever fool anyone, but you give them different wrinkles and you give them things that may look like something you’ve run before and you actually run something different out of it,’ Turner said. “It still comes down to executing and going out and blocking and tackling and running a route and throwing and guys making plays.’ @tagline: Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ALAMEDA — Stanford Routt plops down in front of his television every week to watch “Monday Night Football.’ But the Oakland Raiders’ rookie defensive back paid closer attention this week when San Diego hosted Pittsburgh. last_img
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Fulham extend loan of Swansea defender

first_imgFulham have extended the loan deal of Swansea right-back Jazz Richards until the end of the season.Richards, 23, has made five appearances for Fulham since joining in January, although he has yet to be on the winning side.The Wales international has played seven times for the Swans in the Premier League this season, playing the full 90 minutes in their 2-0 win over QPR in December.He had previous loan spells in the Championship with Crystal Palace in 2012-13 and Huddersfield in 2013-14.Meanwhile, Joss Passley’s loan deal with League Two Portsmouth has also been extended until the end of the campaign.See also:Richards makes permanent Fulham switchFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookjlast_img

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Community Builder: Mirriam Zwane

first_imgFounder: Babuyile Why is Mirriam a Community Builder?Instead of complaining about crime in South Africa, Mirriam Zwane founded rehabilitation project Babuyile – meaning “they have come back” – to help ex-prisoners fit back into their communities in positive ways.The Babuyile programme facilitates rehabilitation, counselling and skills training in different fields to enable offenders to become contributing, income-generating members of the community. This helps prevent repeat offending, thereby breaking the cycle of crime and punishment.Miriam maintains that the pay-off of the project is not only in the financial independence of ex-prisoners, but in restoring people’s faith in themselves and their abilities, and seeing families changed by the project.In her own words …“When I started this project I noticed that people were losing hope, there were no jobs, there were no skill centres for them to get training from, and I thought Babuyile is just the right type of place for people to start getting those types of skills and also to get that hope.”Fast FactsMirriam Zwane was finalist for the 2007 IT Web IT Personality of the Year award.She is a co-founder and a director of Praxis Computing.In 2003, she was awarded the African ICT Achiever prize for her exceptional contribution to ICT.How can I help?If you have any skills which you can transfer, why not volunteer to be a trainer at Babuyile? Contact Mirriam on mirriam@praxis.co.zaStory published on SAinfo on 27 June 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

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Paid Hulu in 2 Months (or Less)?

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Hulu rumors resurface once again. This time, two sources have been cited by a Reuters report confirming, for what seems like the thousandth time, that indeed Hulu is poised to roll out a subscription service. And like the sources quoted last month by the L.A. Times, this will start soon – perhaps even within the next month or two. The only new information in today’s report is that this supposed paid version of Hulu may now be making its way to other devices, including Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. With no official confirmation, not to mention a complete lack of details regarding launch dates, pricing plans, device support, program offerings, etc., you may wonder why the Hulu rumors are reported again and again by numerous technology publications (including, uh, this one). The reason, beyond of course the fact that Hulu is one of the most-beloved U.S.-based services for online TV-watching, has to do with how completely inaccessible it is on anything other than your personal computer. Due to various restrictions put in place by the content owners (the studios and rights holders for the TV programming and movies Hulu hosts), the service is tied to the desktop and regularly blocked on other devices that try sneaky methods to access it elsewhere. Hulu: Blocked Everywhere You GoHulu has, in the past, blocked home theater freeware program (and now set-top box) Boxee, mobile phone Web browsers (both the default browsers on smartphones and Flash-enabled ones like the iPhone’s “Cloud Browse” app and the cross-platform SkyFire), the TV browser Kylo, TV.com, anonymous proxies, workarounds that trick Hulu into thinking you’re using a desktop browser and not an Android phone, PS3 Web browsers and pretty much anything else you can think of. In other words, in an increasingly mobile world, Hulu is nowhere to be found. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Subscriptions: Will You Pay?But that may be about to change, if the Reuters and L.A. Times sources are telling the truth. According to the latest information, the long-rumored subscription service is definitely a go and will arrive on multiple devices, including the Xbox and iPad. Hulu, as a rule, doesn’t comment on speculation and rumors, but a recent NY Times interview with Hulu’s chief executive Jason Kilar hinted at a pay-for-access business model. “We’re certainly open to subscriptions as a complement to an ad-supported model,” he had said at the time, giving Hulu fans hope that they’ve clung to for months. One source here at ReadWriteWeb told us they had, ages ago, seen with their very own eyes the Hulu iPhone application, but that the company wasn’t ready to release such an app until a business model could be worked out. Now, it seems Hulu is ready to test paid subscriptions. Currently, the service has been limited with regard to episode line-up and choice. Some networks don’t participate; some only offer smatterings of content and for hit shows; only the most recent handful of episodes are available. This latter problem doesn’t permit “catching up” on a series or getting involved with a show that’s been on for several seasons, unfortunately. But under the new subscription model, customers could get access to older episodes for $9.95 per month, starting with hit shows like “Glee” and “Saturday Night Live,” sources told the L.A. Times in April.Now, the question is: Will people pay? Economically, this may be the very best time to find out. Due to the recession, everyone is trying to save money by cutting expenses – especially luxuries like cable TV. Instead of paying for a large cable bill, a $10-per-month subscription to Hulu could, in theory, provide just enough TV to make going cable-free finally worthwhile. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Tags:#Trends#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Struggling to Fit Exercise Into Your Daily Routine?

first_imgWritten By Caregiving Team Member Alicia Cassels, MFLN Program Development and Evaluation Specialist.If you struggle to find time to fit exercise in your daily routine, you are not alone.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 20 percent of adults meet the 2018 physical activity guidelines for their age group. For healthy adults ages 18-64, that consists of at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week and strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups at least 2 days each week. Given the demands of daily life and the multiple responsibilities that helping professionals and caregivers manage, it is no wonder that prioritizing time to engage in physical activity can present challenges. Yet the risks associated with failing to incorporate the recommended physical activity are simply too great to ignore. Leading health agencies consistently report that a lack of physical activity leaves adults at greater risk for Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, and High blood pressure (CDC 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2015, U.S.).Achieving the recommended weekly physical activity offers important health benefits.According to the CDC (2017), ‘There are numerous health benefits related to physical activity. These health benefits include a lower risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, some cancers, and depression.’Being physically active can also help you sleep well, improve mobility, achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and strengthen muscles and bones (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2015). Beginning an exercise routine may seem daunting. The good news? It is okay to start small. In fact, incorporating brief activity intervals into your day may help you build a more physically active lifestyle.Consider taking ten.Whether at work or at home, adding physical activity in small, consistent increments may serve as a great entry point for adding physical activity into your daily routine. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (n.d.), short bursts of moderate or vigorous physical activity several times a day, ‘add up to a good plan for caregivers in obtaining moderate exercise, providing important health benefits.’If you’re engaging in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 10 minutes at a time, this activity contributes to your weekly activity total. Moderate and vigorous physical activity causes you to breathe harder and makes your heart beat faster. Physical activity is considered moderate if you are able to speak while doing them but unable to sing. With vigorous physical activity, you will be able to say just a few words without taking time to catch your breath (CDC 2018).Ready to get started? The Mayo Clinic offers great tips to increase exercise during the work day.1. Start with your commute.Walk or bike to work. If you ride the bus or the subway, get off a few blocks early or at an earlier stop than usual and walk the rest of the way. If you drive to work, park at the far end of the parking lot — or park in a nearby lot. In your building, take the stairs rather than the elevator.2. Stand up and work.Look for ways to get out of your chair. Stand and walk while talking on the phone. Or try a standing desk — or improvise with a high table or counter. Eat lunch standing up. If possible, skip instant messaging and email, and instead walk to a colleague’s desk for a face-to-face chat.3. Take fitness breaks.Rather than hanging out in the lounge with coffee or a snack, take a brisk walk, hike a few flights of stairs or do some gentle stretching. For example, face straight ahead, then lower your chin to your chest. Or, while standing, grab the back of one of your ankles — or your pant leg — and bring it up toward your buttock. Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.4. Join forces.Organize a lunchtime walking group. Enjoy the camaraderie of others who are ready to lace up their walking shoes. You can hold each other accountable for regular exercise — and offer encouragement to one another when the going gets tough.5. Conduct meetings on the go.When it’s practical, schedule walking meetings or walking brainstorming sessions. Do laps inside your building, or if the weather cooperates, take your walking meetings outdoors.Click here to read all 10 Mayo Clinic Tips. References “10 Easy Ways to Work out While You Work.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 10 May 2017.“National Caregiver Training Program Caregiver Workbook.”. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. n.d.“Physical Activity Basics.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 Aug. 2018.“Why Is Physical Activity Important?” U.S. Department of Agriculture, 10 June 2015.“Worksite Physical Activity.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 Sept. 2017.last_img read more

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