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PwC to Open Office in Liberia

first_imgPricewaterhouseCoopers (Liberia) LLC (PwC Liberia), member of the network of firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, a multinational professional services firm, will officially launch its office in Monrovia on Thursday, October 13 on 9th Street, Payne Avenue, Sinkor.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to grace the occasion as the special guest of honor and address the gathering. The Regional Senior Partner of the West Market Area, Mr. Uyi Akpata, Liberia’s Country Senior Partner, Mr. Taweh Jefferson Veikai, along with scores of dignitaries including government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as local and international partners and heads and representatives of various business houses will be in attendance.“PwC’s return to Liberia is a sign of the significant progress made by the Liberian government in attracting Foreign Direct Investment in an emerging economy,” the firm said in a statement. “Liberia has a huge potential for growth due to its abundant natural resources and emerging markets. There are immense potential in several areas, particularly in Assurance, Tax, Advisory, Government, International Development Organizations and Global investments.“We look forward to playing a major role in improving the quality of life of the people of Liberia by opening new opportunities for local businesses as well as providing job opportunities for the talented young workforce,” according to a press release.“First, our focus is to quickly build relationships and offer valuable solutions to our clients, based on both our understanding of the Liberian economy and the global trends so that our clients here can get ahead of the business curve as we expect our global clients to invest and expand new markets in Liberia“We plan to recruit, develop and build the capacity of young Liberian professionals from across various educational backgrounds, including chartered accountancy, tax, advisory, law, and management, and many others. “We are currently working closely with the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants to develop industry ready professionals. We are here to build long term relationships with clients, people, and the communities in Liberia through our new office. Our plan is to build a team of PwC professionals by recruiting the best and brightest talented young individuals in Liberia and expanding their knowledge base so that they can support an environment that encourages more companies to grow and expand by providing industry insight and helping clients solve important problems,” the firm said.PwC is the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 partners and over 9,000 staff with 66 offices located in 36 countries in Africa.“We also provide industry-focused audit and assurance, advisory and tax services to both the private and public sectors including Financial Services, Government and International Development Institutions, Energy and Mining, and Consumer and Utilities,” the firm said. 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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Leicester have Europe’s best TACKLER! Claudio Ranieri lauds Foxes new boy

first_imgLeicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says he has signed Europe’s best tackler in N’Golo Kante.The midfielder joined the Foxes at the start of August and settled in just in time to play the final eight minutes of his side’s impressive 4-2 win over Sunderland at the weekend.Kante made 37 Ligue 1 appearances for Caen last season – after helping them win promotion from France’s second tier the previous year – and Leicester are well are of his selfless contributions.“N’Golo is a fantastic tackler,” Ranieri said. “Across the top five European leagues he makes the most tackles.“And for recovering the ball he has the second best stats across those leagues.” N’Golo Kante 1last_img read more

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FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous hotels is under new ownership and could be about to reopen after it was bought for just one sixt of its original price.Donegaldaily.com revealed last weekend how extensive work has been carried out on the Ostan Na Rossan hotel in Dungloe in recent weeks.The hotel, which has been closed for two years after going into liquidation, was bought by a Tullamore Investment Company. The company is believed to have €500,000 for the 48 bedroom hotel which was valued at € million during the peak of the boom.Capital Securities Corporation (CSC), who bough the premises, is headed by Seamus Sheerin and Ballyshannon man Pauric McShea.Agents CB Richard Ellis have not disclosed the selling price but they had been asking €500,000 for the hotel, which is currently closed. At one stage the previous owner Maurice McBride had been asking €3 million for the business.The hotel, with its panoramic coastal views over Donegal Bay, includes a traditional lounge bar, restaurant, function room and adjoining leisure centre. EndsFAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

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Technology event slated for Jan. 24

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita A reception will follow at 5 p.m., before the 6 p.m. keynote address by Alan Buckelew, president of Valencia-based Princess Cruises. Buckelew will speak on “How the Cruising Industry Uses Technology Now and In the Future.” The county’s Technology Week was developed by its Business Technology Center three years ago to showcase Los Angeles County as a regional technology leader. The college began its affiliation with the county tech center in October 2005 and is hosting next week’s event to bring Santa Clarita into recognition as part of the technology region. Registration for the event will open at 3:30 p.m. in the Vital Express Center the day of the event. Reservations should be made by Thursday by calling (661) 362-3521, or e-mailing sheryn.monheim@canyonsl.edu. VALENCIA – As a part of Los Angeles County’s recognition of Technology Week, the Economic Development Division of College of the Canyons will host a Santa Clarita Valley technology event Jan. 24 in the Vital Express Center on the campus. The free program, which will start at 4 p.m., will open with a panel discussion called “Biotech to Nanotech: Impact and Opportunities,” which will feature specialists in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Three speakers will discuss the broad impacts of these new technologies in the area of nanotech, biotech and hydrogen. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Bellas, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at the college and will include a question-and-answer period. 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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PARENTS VOICE CONCERN AS SCHOOL’S FAULTY LIGHTS STILL NOT REPLACED

first_imgChildren at a Donegal primary school will start lessons for 2014 with a death trap outside their school – despite repeated appeals by parents to rectify it.No sign of new traffic lights outside Gleneely National School.Concerned parents at Gleneely National School in Killygordan have been without traffic lights outside their school since the summer.The lights developed a fault a number of months ago and were taken away for repair but have still not been returned. The issue was again raised in December but the lights have still not been returned as pupils begin lessons for 2014 today.One parent who contacted Donegal Daily said the matter can be sorted by Donegal County Council for a few euro but nothing has been done about it.“If a child is killed outside the school then Donegal County Council will have this hanging over them.“It is a disgrace that months after the lights were removed and weeks after we highlighted it, nothing has been done. “Will it take serious injury to a child or even something worse for the council to sit up and do the decent thing,” asked the parent.Local county councillor Gary Doherty has raised the issue and says the council must be embarrassed by the lack of action.The Sinn Fein councillor said “This school is on a busy back road which connects large area of Aghyaran with the Finn Valley. Cars have a tendency to go past the school at a dangerous rate, and there is a real danger here now that the traffic lights are out of action.“Parents and staff of the school are very anxious to have the lights repaired as soon as possible.”He added that Donegal County Council are aware of the issue here as they came and took the lights away for repair a number of months ago. “However they haven’t been seen since. That is a cause of embarrassment to the Council and I would call on them to take urgent action to address this issue.“Our children’s safety is not an issue we can take lightly and we need to be proactive to prevent a tragedy occurring here, especially now in the dark evenings.”PARENTS VOICE CONCERN AS SCHOOL’S FAULTY LIGHTS STILL NOT REPLACED was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:Gleneely National Schooltraffic lightslast_img read more

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FEARS FOR JOBS AT GLENVEAGH AS MINISTER SHAKES UP PARKS SERVICE

first_imgJob losses could be in the pipeline at Glenveagh National Park following plans for a shake-up and possible privatisation of Ireland’s national parks.Glenveagh CastleTourism Minister Jimmy Deenihan has ordered a wide-ranging review which could see visitor services at the country’s six national parks change.A whistleblower inside the National Parks & Wildlife Service said Mr Deenihan’s plans could lead to job losses and claimed the organisation was in ‘crisis’ over its alleged lack of a tourism strategy. There are genuine fears amongst staff at Glenveagh of the privatisation plan for certain sectors of the parks go ahead.Bus drivers who take visitors to its famous castle are among those who could lose their jobs or be forced to switch to private operators.Guides positions at all the sites could also be outsourced if the plans go ahead.The source said he feared that all jobs in the service – run by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – could eventually be outsourced. Catering services have already been privatised.A national parks insider told the Irish Independent today “The focus of the parks is entirely on conservation and the environment and really there is no focus on tourism at all and breaking up who runs what at the national parks will only make that worse,” said the insider.“If these proposals go ahead, how long will it be before the conservation side of what we do is also put out to tender?“There is a real fear among staff that each of our national parks will eventually be run by three or four different private companies whose sole interests will be profits.”The insider said he was speaking out because “at this rate it is only a matter of time before we start charging people to go into the parks.” The country’s other national parks are the Ballycrory National Park in north-west Mayo, the Connemara National Park in Galway, the Burren National Park and the Wicklow Mountains National Park.Entrance to all six parks is free, although there are various cover charges to see inside some of its buildings like Glenveagh Castle.Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said staff were worried.“This is the piece-by-piece sale of our national parks,” he said. “The Government is starting to privatise services, one piece at a time, and people will ask how long it is before entire parks are outsourced to private companies to generate a profit.”A spokesman for Mr Deenihan told the Independent that services are under review.“A key priority for the department is to keep National Parks and Nature Reserves open to the public, to provide quality visitor information and to maintain appropriate health and safety standards at these sites,” he said.“As such, the Department is exploring the potential of alternative models to augment its visitor services and nature education services nationally.”FEARS FOR JOBS AT GLENVEAGH AS MINISTER SHAKES UP PARKS SERVICE was last modified: April 14th, 2014 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:glenveagh national parkjobslast_img read more

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49ers beat Stanford to stay unbeaten

first_imgRobert Tarr recorded 21 kills and Duncan Budinger added 13 to help the top-ranked Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to a 30-22, 30-21, 27-30, 30-22 victory over Stanford in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Friday night at Stanford. The 49ers (6-0, 2-0) had a hitting percentage of .403 for the match and totaled 28 block assists. Among other Long Beach State contributors, Teddy Liles and Paul Lotman each had 11 kills, and Liles also had nine blocks. Tyler Hildebrand totaled 55 assists, four kills, four digs and four block assists, and Tyler Caldwell had 10 digs and two assists. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In the fourth game, Long Beach State hit .556. Stanford was paced by Bed Reddy with 18 kills, and William Clayton added 13. The 49ers totaled 15 blocks to six for the Cardinal. Long Beach State will play at Pacific tonight at 7 in Stockton. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Budinger hit .667 and had five block assists, and Tarr contributed six blocks. The 49ers hit .400 in the first game compared to .100 for the Cardinal (2-6, 1-3). In the second game, the 49ers hit .379 to Stanford’s .320. last_img read more

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Warrants issued for masseuses

first_imgBut on Feb. 22, two of the workers at the parlor hired a locksmith, who was not identified in court records, to change the locks – and the locksmith replaced the locks right in front of city investigator Donald Gray, according to court records. Gray said in a sworn statement that he initially convinced one locksmith to leave, but was unable to chase off a second worker. The city changed the locks back again, and two of the women were arrested the next day, according to court records. City officials hope to get a permanent order to close the parlor down and also has initiated contempt hearings regarding the women’s failure to appear in court, according to city attorneys. Industry officials also hope to recoup attorneys fees from the defendants, according to Chandra G. Spencer, an attorney hired by the city. ben.baeder@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A group of persistent masseuses have rubbed a judge the wrong way. Superior Court Judge Dan T. Oki has issued $5,000 arrest warrants for four women who failed to appear in court to answer to charges of illegally operating a massage parlor in Industry, according to records at Pomona Superior Court. Warrants were issued March 24 for Chae Hwa Ka of Rowland Heights, Jae Hyun Lee of Los Angeles, Hwa Suk Kim of Los Angeles and Kee Insuh Oh of Diamond Bar, according to court records. Calls to Ka and Oh were not immediately returned. Lee and Kim could not be reached for comment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt’s another strange kink in a case of masseuses who, according to statements from city officials, on eight occasions have refused to obey a city order to either shut down or get a permit to operate the parlor at 142S. Turnbull Canyon Road. Industry officials on Jan. 14 first warned Sun Massage Parlor manager Oh, 46, to close the parlor until she got a permit, according to court records. Oh was illegally running the parlor without a “massage parlor” permit, city officials said. Industry law also required that workers at Sun Massage to register as massage technicians, which they had not, officials said. During the next two weeks, city workers five more times warned Oh she needed the permit, according to court records. Finally, in early February, the city got a temporary restraining order from Oki to shut the business down and to change the locks, which the city did Feb. 8, according to court records. last_img read more

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PUBLIC MUST GET BEHIND NoWDOC, SAYS TD

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has called on the public to lend their support to a campaign aimed at retaining vital NOWDOC services.Deputy Doherty was speaking following attending a meeting hosted by the Trade Unions IMPACT and SIPTU regarding the current threats to the NOWDOC services in Donegal.No Government Oireachtas members turned up for the meeting. Deputy Doherty said: “I wish to commend both IMPACT and SIPTU trade unions for inviting all Donegal Oireachtas members to come together in order to resist the dismantling of the NOWDOC services that are currently being provided at centres in Gweedore, Mountcharles and Carndonagh.  While it was disappointing that no government member attended the meeting, there was a clear focus and determination from the rest of us to ensure that this vital service that is being provided to the public remains intact.“There is no doubt that if the HSE proposals are successful in redeploying 16 staff out of this service that it will have a major impact on the communities it serves. This coupled with the real fear that the service will discontinue completely from Midnight to 8 am in the three centres would in effect see the dismantling of the service by the HSE.“The meeting agreed to consider hosting a number of public meeting in each of the areas affect to raise awareness of the issue. I fully support this proposal.”PUBLIC MUST GET BEHIND NoWDOC, SAYS TD was last modified: November 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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SHOCK AS PETROL PRICES RISE – BUT MOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND

first_imgIT PAYS to shop around – and we have the pictures to prove it.Two service stations a mile or so apart in Co Donegal’s biggest town are charging widely different prices for petrol and diesel today.Sweeney’s Spar at Ballyraine may well have a sign outside it saying ‘Fuel Prices Down’ – but today it was charging 4c per litre more than Kelly’s Centra at Mountain top for petrol. And the Ballyraine service station was also charging 3c a litre more for diesel.The Sweeney’s station is charging 153.9c per litre for diesel and an incredible 156.9c per litre for petrol.However Kelly’s Centra is charging 150.9c per litre for diesel (3c cheaper) and 152.9c for petrol (4c cheaper).Conor Faughan from AA Ireland said consumers should shop around. The weaker Euro against the dollar (in which oil is traded) is putting prices up as well as fears of a new conflict in the Persian Gulf as Iran threatens international interests.“You can still get wide differences in the prices being charged so as always we urge motorists to shop around,” he sad.For example a motorist buying 50 litres of petrol at Kelly’s Centra today would pay €76.The same motorist buying the same 50 litres of petrol at Sweeneys’ would pay €78 – €2 more.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on for FREE on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com SHOCK AS PETROL PRICES RISE – BUT MOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND was last modified: January 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:diesel pricesdonegal petrol pricesdonegaldaily.competrol pricesprice increaseslast_img read more

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