A Prestige member receiving a prize at MTN Prestige launchThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lonestar Cell MTN, Uche Ofodile, says the company has the most loyal customers in Liberia and that the company remains prepared to providing the best services for them.Madam Ofodile made the remarks on Friday at the re-launch of Prestige Customers program held at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, which was attended by some of the company’s longstanding customers.MTN Prestige is designed to celebrate loyal customers/companies for being the “Suns in the company’s solar system”. It features exclusive rewards designed for customers to enjoy themselves and share with their loved ones. MTN Prestige customers can enjoy priority service in all Lonestar Cell MTN service centers/stores, a dedicated customer service helpline, and amazing discounts from Lonestar Cell MTN partners.MTN Prestige offers come in several prices: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Customers can enjoy minutes to Lonestar, other networks, international calls, data and they can even enjoy their data while traveling.For customers to enjoy any of the offers on Prestige, all they need to do is ensure they spend $5 or more for a minimum of six (6 months), and dial *222# to subscribe. The more a customer spends on the MTN network, the bigger the rewards and benefits they get to enjoy.The program, held on Friday, October 4, 2019, was graced by ECOWAS Special Representative to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo; the Managing Director of the General Service Agency (GSA), Mary T. Broh; representatives of the Royal Grand Hotel, Ecobank Liberia, the United Bank of Africa (UBA), the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), and others.“MTN Prestige is also a world where bright and brilliant things happen every day for special kind of person,” Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, Chief Marketing Officer of Lonestar Cell MTN said. At the event, some of the customers won smartphones loaded with internet bundles.Madam Ofodile said the company has improved its network as requested by valued customers, thereby ensuring that Lonestar Cell MTN is the best choice for telecommunications services in Liberia.“Today, we are re-launching MTN Prestige but, this time, it’s different because it’s what you (customers) have asked the company to do. Thank you for choosing Lonestar Cell MTN. We recognize that you choose us every day, which is a choice and we are privileged to be that special choice.” she said.Madam Ofodile added, “Customers will enjoy the prestige bundles, because it’s something that no one has heard about anywhere.“About a year ago, we spoke to some of you, our highest value customers, who have been with Lonestar Cell MTN for years and continue to show loyalties. You recommended for us to keep recognizing you, something the company stopped doing according to you,” Madam Ofodile narrated.She further expressed gratitude to the many customers who abandoned their evening schedules to be with Lonestar Cell MTN to witness the re-launch of the program.Yaw A. Agyapong, Lonestar Cell MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, told customers that with Prestige, a portion of every dollar on MTN Prestige will be donated to charity. He said priority will be given to MTN Prestige customers who will visit the company service centers.“As MTN Prestige customers, you can use your data at home (Liberia) or in countries where MTN has a presence or partner, including Canada and the United States of America,” Mr. Agyapong said.He continued: “With some of the most innovative products, bundles and offers ever launched in Liberia, MTN Prestige customers are among the unique few who, for the first time on any network in Liberia, will benefit from these awesome, reserved and rewards.”Lydia Nimely, one of the valued customers, said she was excited about the re-launch of prestige, especially the accompanying evening activities including songs.“I love the entire Africa collections particularly the Nikita & Girls which shows that there is something unique about Liberia. Lonestar Cell MTN was actually born into our hands, especially for some of us who were here.” Madam Nimely said.She continued “I’m falling in love with Lonestar Cell MTN. I’m grateful to be a part of the MTN family. Lonestar Cell MTN has done an excellent job and we will continue to be with you.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Porto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over RomaPorto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over Roma
0Shares0000Ricardo Pereira (R) helped Porto hold off Benfica and Sporting Lisbon to win the Portuguese league titlePORTO, Portugal, March 7 – Alex Telles converted a VAR-awarded penalty in extra time as Porto defeated Roma 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals following a 4-3 win on aggregate.Francisco Soares gave Porto the lead and edge in the tie with a 26th-minute opener that was cancelled out by a Daniele De Rossi penalty. Moussa Marega restored Porto’s lead early in the second half and Telles tucked away a spot-kick in the 117th minute to send Porto through.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Local community helping Paddy to face his biggest race yetLocal community helping Paddy to face his biggest race yet
The community of Downings are getting behind a campaign to raise funds for one of their kindest and most-loved citizens.Patrick McBride has been to the forefront of raising vital funds for many charities down through the years.Having run 17 marathons, he has helped many people overcome their own personal battles with much-needed funds. Now Paddy is in the middle of his own personal battle.Paddy has just been diagnosed with a malignant melanoma of the nasal cavity, which further testing has revealed it has spread to his liver, lungs and bones.A spokesman said “What makes Paddy so special is that he is the kindest man who plays a huge role in the local area raising countless amounts of Money for countless causes.“He has run 17 marathons all for charity. He is also a huge part of the GAA club again raising money for them. “He is a much-loved man and this is reflected in the fact that within 4 days of setting up a go fund me page we have raised €8240. This man has touched so many peoples lives and he is simply incredible.”To help donate anything you can to Paddy’s fundraising campaign please log onto https://www.gofundme.com/paddy-fenny-mcbride-fundraiserLocal community helping Paddy to face his biggest race yet was last modified: November 6th, 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:cancerDowningsGo Fund MePaddy McBride
CELTIC DRAW AT IBROX GIVES HOOPS EDGE IN SPL TITLE RACECELTIC DRAW AT IBROX GIVES HOOPS EDGE IN SPL TITLE RACE
CELTIC drew 0-0 with Rangers at Ibrox today – to give the Hoops the edge over Rangers.The Hoops had the chance to win the game but Samaras missed a penalty nine minutes from the end.Steven Davis was ruled to have fouled Anthony Stokes, but McGregor pushed Georgios Samaras’s late spot-kick wide. All the controversy surrounding death threats to Neil Lennon had led to a tense build up.Celtic fans travelled to Ibrox with a huge banner which showed a picture of Lennon with the words ‘Celtic to the Core’ emblazoned on it.The first half was tense – but frantic football failed to produce many clear cut chances.Rangers’ Kyle Lafferty headed wide just after the break, while McGregor also thwarted Daniel Majstorovic when it looked like Celtic were about to take the lead. And the Scotland goalkeeper’s penalty save prevented Celtic securing a victory that would have sent them to the top of the Scottish Premier League by two points with a game in hand.The build-up to the game had been overshadowed by parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two other prominent fans.Walter Smith went into his final Old Firm game as Rangers manager hoping to even up the scores with Celtic having won three and lost two of the previous Glasgow derbies this season.But an even game that ended both sides’ five-match winning run concluded with Lennon the happier of the managers as his side will now win the title if they win all five of their remaining fixtures.The first controversy came after 22 minutes when Samaras and David Weir were both given a yellow card for shoving. Scott Brown had Celtic’s first effort on goal with a low drive from 20 yards that curled a few yards wide after Mark Wilson dispossessed Davis.Steven Naismith wildly sliced wide from 12 yards at the other end when found in the clear at the far post by a long Sasa Papac diagonal ball as the first half deteriorated into a midfield war of attrition.Weir had the first chance of the second half but headed over from 14 yards after climbing well to meet a Davis corner, while Daniel Majstorovic did well to deflect a Naismith drive wide.Kyle Lafferty squandered a great chance to give Rangers the lead when he beat Mulgrew to a Wylde cross to the front post, but the forward flashed his header just wide. Celtic responded and a 22-yard Beram Kayal drive flew inches wide then McGregor produced a breathtaking finger-tip save to deflect a close-range Majstorovic header for a corner.Lafferty flashed a free-kick wide of the far post, while Naismith fired across the face of goal and narrowly past from the edge of the box.McGregor did well to tip an Emilio Izaguirre chip over the crossbar after the full-back had stepped inside Whittaker.It looked like Celtic would secure the victory when Thomson pointed to the spot after 83 minutes.Davis obstructed Stokes – but Samaras saw his penalty saved by Mcgregor.Stokes went down again in the box in the dying seconds under a John Fleck challenge, but this time Thomson booked the substitute for diving.CELTIC DRAW AT IBROX GIVES HOOPS EDGE IN SPL TITLE RACE was last modified: April 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:CelticdonegaldailyRangers
Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California has agreed to pay more than $1 million in civil and criminal fines for releasing pollutants from its Vernon and Buena Park plants into rivers. The company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to 12 violations of the Clean Water Act. The settlement, which includes a $600,000 criminal penalty and a $428,250 civil penalty, still needs a judge’s approval. An attorney for the company said it had not intentionally released the water and would spend an additional $2 million improving its facilities to prevent more releases. “It was a negligent thing,” attorney Harland Braun said. “It wasn’t deliberate, but it was a violation.” A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the settlement was the largest stemming from a Clean Water Act enforcement against a soft drink bottler. An investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2002 and 2003 found that the Vernon plant had discharged grease, petroleum byproducts and acidic drink “rejects,” creating a stain on a bank of the Los Angeles River. A 2003 EPA investigation found the Buena Park plant had discharged acidic industrial wastewater into the Orange County Sanitation District sewer system, which can corrode sewer pipes and weaken wastewater treatment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Luke Young is likely to leave QPR after only a year at Loftus Road, with Reading among a number of clubs interested in the defender.[poll id=”20″]See also: QPR likely to offload defender Young (29 June)Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Warriors report: 3 things we learned from Day 5 of training campWarriors report: 3 things we learned from Day 5 of training camp
OAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Day 5 of training camp Monday afternoon.Here are three takeaways from the session.Patrick McCaw is again a no-showThe third-year guard opted not to attend his fifth straight practice as he decides whether to accept the Warriors’ $1.7 million qualifying offer. McCaw, who averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 assist and 1.4 rebounds last season, has until 11:59 pm ET Monday to accept the offer. However, according to sources, McCaw is mulling over a two-year, $4 …
Takeaways: the Sharks might be better off without Vlasic right nowTakeaways: the Sharks might be better off without Vlasic right now
SAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer might need to start looking over his shoulder.Sick on the couch, the Sharks coach handed managerial duties over to his longtime bench-mate Steve Spott on Tuesday and his team completed its homestand with a 3-0 record.The Sharks also earned a win on Nov. 21, 2015 when DeBoer gave the bench to Spott in Pittsburgh to deal with personal matters. If he isn’t careful, his good friend might just steal his job.Kidding aside, the Sharks are firing on all cylinders right now, …
Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Blyde River Dam wall. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)Johannesburg, Wednesday 15 July 2015 – Brand South Africa has noted the recent report from the South African Chamber of Commerce that the country’s business confidence has fallen sharply.Download press releaseIt is without dispute that both public and corporate South Africa agree about the economic challenges facing the country. The challenges including, amongst others, those of energy security, job creation, competition to attract inward flows of investment and inadequate infrastructure are similar to those experienced by many middle incoming, developing countries.Similar challenges were identified at the 2015 7th BRICS Summit which concluded in Ufa, Russian Federation last week. The Summit concluded with the observation that structural reforms, domestic adjustment and the promotion of innovation are critical to driving sustained economic growth. All member states are equally committed to promoting high and productive employment.Despite the current challenges which are impacting negatively on the country’s economic growth and outlook, Brand South Africa is cognisant that the implementation of the National Development Plan and its supporting plans – New Growth Path and National Infrastructure Plan – will contribute to uplifting the country’s economy. It is also confident that South Africa’s partnerships and collaboration with other countries, and fora – including BRICS, will yield innovative solutions that contribute to South Africa’s efforts to respond to its triple challenges of poverty, underdevelopment and job creation. This will be critical to positioning the country as an investment and business destination of choice.With a view to unlocking South Africa’s economic potential, the country has embarked on a 9-Point Plan comprising simultaneous actions in key strategic areas, aimed at revitalising the economy.This plan consists of the following:Resolving the energy challengeRevitalising the agriculture and agro-processing value chainAdvancing beneficiation and adding value to our mineral wealthMore effective implementation of a higher-impact Industrial Policy Action planEncouraging private sector involvementModerating workplace conflictUnlocking the potential of SMMEs, co-ops, township and rural enterprisesState reform, including boosting the role of state owned companies in broadband, water, sanitation and transport infrastructure, andGrowing the ocean economy and tourismWork is already underway in some areas.Building a common marketIn June 2015, officials, representing 26 countries including South Africa, signed an agreement to establish a free-trade zone, which will be the continent’s largest yet. These 26 countries are home to 626 million people and account for 58% of the continent’s gross domestic product of roughly R15 trillion. This will expand markets and create enormous opportunities for trade and investment.The country’s young people must be mobilised and supported to form both a market for our goods and services and equally as the labour force that will drive our economic growth and development. We must collectively maximise our positive youth dividend.Infrastructure developmentBy the end of 2014 government had spent R1 trillion in developing the necessary infrastructure to position South Africa as a globally competitive business and investment destination.South Africa’s investment in infrastructure also includes, amongst others, energy, water infrastructure, sanitation, rail, road-based public transport, and hospital revitalisation.EnergyRecognising the risks posed to South Africa’s growth, development and global competitiveness, of energy insecurity, South Africa has prioritised its investment in addressing the challenges in this area.In addition to the construction of new power stations – Medupi and Kusile – and the iNgula Pumped Storage Scheme, South Africa has enabled significant investment in the renewable energy sector totalling some R168 billion in the Four Bidding windows announced to date.South Africa is now regarded as the global leader in renewable energy, having approved 79 Independent Power Producer Projects totalling 5 243 MW.The extent of technology maturation from this programme, has over a very short space of time, reduced the cost from 115c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the first bidding round to 62c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by the fourth bidding round.Government has also issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the commissioning of 3 126 MW of power from natural gas, with initial power expected to be available by 2020. Steps are also under way to switch Eskom’s open-cycle gas turbines from diesel to natural gas.Over the next six months, government will be procuring additional co-generation capacity of about 800MW from the private sector. The process of procuring up to 2 500MW from independent power producers generating electricity from coal was initiated in December 2014 and this power should be added to the grid by 2020Operation PhakisaSouth Africa has taken a comprehensive approach to transport infrastructure including the role of ports and the oceans economy through Operation Phakisa. As part of Operation Phakisa’s initiative to unlock the economic potential of our oceans, R7 billion has been allocated for investment in South Africa’s ports by Transnet Ports Authority.A further commitment of R9.2 billion of public and private investment has been committed for the construction of a new berth in Saldana Bay, the extension of the Mossgas Quay and the refurbishment of the Offshore Supply Base.High impact industrial planIndustrialisation remains the key route to creating sustainable jobs at appropriate skills levels and in the quantities that South Africa requires to achieve inclusive, job rich growth. Consequently the 2015/16 IPAP to be launched in April 2015 will prioritise the development and expansion of industries supplying Government’s trillion Rand infrastructure build programme, especially in areas such as ICT, Energy, Transport, Oil, Gas, and Water and Sanitation.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union convened for the organization’s 82nd Annual Convention in Columbus last weekend to set state policy and hear from state and national leaders.“Legislators made a couple of regulatory changes on water quality and these were good initiatives that incrementally moved things in the right direction. They were not terribly onerous to farmers and we want to express our appreciation to them for the judicious way they did things,” said Joe Logan, Ohio Farmers Union president. “We believe when any state regulations are enforced on agriculture, they need to be targeted and limited. Define exactly what the problem is and exactly where the problem is coming from and focus your regulatory activity there rather than passing a broad regulation that impacts everyone around the state. Farmers are ready, willing and able to contribute to the solution of water quality problems, we just have to be smart about where we apply our limited state resources.”The OFU has also been working on the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program in the state.“CAUV has been a red hot issue. There are a couple of pieces of legislation in the Statehouse now and we are supportive of these for bringing more fairness and equity to farmland taxes,” Logan said. “Farmers do not mind paying their fair share, but it looks like farmers are being looked to for the lion’s share of resources to support local activities. We want to work with he House and Senate to get more equity in taxation.”OFU members also heard from Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee member Sherrod Brown.“Famers Union has been front and center on making sure family farms get a fair break out of government. I know that if agriculture succeeds, my state succeeds. You create wealth by growing it, manufacturing it or mining it and in Ohio, growing it is still a big deal,” Brown said. “We got a farm bill that really pretty well looked out for small farmers. It took money and put it into a better safety net for times when prices drop or there is catastrophic weather. Our country can’t afford to have a lot of family farmers run off the land so they do need that safety net. We have had that for 75 or 80 years since Franklin Roosevelt and Farmers Union has been on the leading edge of fighting for that safety net.”Brown also talked about the continuing challenges for Country of Origin Labeling.“The COOL debate will never be over because we never give up,” Brown said. “Consumers want to know where their food comes from.”Other topics of discussion at the event included the encroachment of private-sector owned pipelines onto private property in rural Ohio, agricultural property taxes, water quality and U.S. trade policy. OFU also considered changes to state policy in manure and nutrient management as well as the addition of a sentence to policy that states, “Money is not speech and corporations are not people.”Delegates and convention-goers also had a full slate of presentations including a talk on edge of field research by Mark Williams of USDA and an overview of current national family farm issues from National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.“One of the big issues we are talking about is Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The problem that we have had for a long time is our huge trade deficit. That deficit results in millions of jobs leaving this country to countries we have trade agreements with. The principle cause of this is currency manipulation. We got both houses of Congress to pass language to at least get our U.S. trade representative to deal with currency manipulation in the TPP. They put a side agreement together agreeing that they would talk about it, but there is no trade enforceability,” Johnson said. “There are so many economists calling for change and the end of these rosy trade projections. We may sell more, but we are buying way more than we are selling. That is the definition of a trade deficit.”Renewable energy continues to be an important topic.“Renewable energy has been a huge priority of ours for a long time. As EPA has backed away from renewable fuels, investors have stopped investing. Why would they invest in advanced biofuels if we don’t know if we can sell what we produce? Let’s keep the RFS intact,” Johnson said. “We also recognize the science behind the changing climate. That is another one of those issues where the science is pretty compelling and we need to start doing something about this. We are big fans of giving incentives to farmers to do more to reduce our environmental footprint.”In addition OFU members heard from State Rep. Brian Hill, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and a video presentation featuring U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur.