UNMIL ‘Impressed with LNP Performance’

first_imgUnited Nations Police (UNPOL) Commissioner Gregory Hinds has stated that despite logistical constraint facing the Liberia National Police (LNP), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was impressed with the performance of the LNP officers.Commissioner Hinds spoke over the weekend when he presented a consignment of road safety equipment worth more than US$25,000 to the Liberia National Police (LNP). The donation is part of UNMIL’s drive to capacitate the police in the wake of its potential drawdown in the country.The items which include 550 reflector cones, 300 reflector vests, 150 rechargeable flashlights and 110 traffic sign posts were presented by the United Nations Police (UNPOL) Commissioner Gregory Hinds over the weekend at a formal ceremony held at the headquarters of the LNP with senior UNPOL and LNP staff in attendance.Presenting the equipment, UNPOL Commissioner Hinds said the presentation is part of a pilot project to assist the police in providing safety to the Liberian people especially road users.He urged LNP authority to manage the equipment properly by putting into place measures that will lead to benefiting the larger public.He said the Mission was impressed with the performance of the LNP in the mist of logistical constraint and admonished the police authority to remain steadfast in the provision of services to the people of Liberia.The UNPOL Commissioner also used the occasion to reassure the Police Department of UNMIL’s continuous support and preparedness to build the capacity of the LNP in the execution of its statutory commitment to the people of Liberia.He said with the deployment of the road traffic signs across the city and its environs; it will help to reduce the risk of road accidents in the country.Receiving the items on behalf of Police Inspector General, Col. Clarence Massaquoi, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration, William K. Mulbah lauded the UNMIL and all the donating partners for the gesture, promising to handle it with high level of care to meet the needs of the Liberian people.He said these road safety signs will be placed on major high ways and will save most of the traffic officers coming in risky contacts with reckless drivers. He indicated that the project will go a long way in enhancing the work of the police, especially as it relates to Public Safety and traffic regulations.The LNP Deputy Boss further stressed that the safety of the Liberian people is the paramount concerned and statutory mandate of the police. He mentioned that these road signs are moveable and therefore calling on the general public not to temper with them but to help the police protect them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Zuma, Branson plan Disease Control Hub

first_img23 July 2009President Jacob Zuma and British entrepreneur Richard Branson have met to discuss a possible partnership between Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of Branson’s Virgin Group, and the government to establish a Disease Control Hub in South Africa.Branson, Zuma, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi met at the Union Buildings in Pretoria this week.‘Unique public-private partnership’The Presidency said in a statement that the initiative would be a unique public-private partnership to tackle priority diseases such as HIV/Aids, TB and diabetes in the country and the southern African region.It will also help ensure that existing health initiatives were better integrated and supported.“Health is a key priority for government, and the Disease Control Hub is an innovative and needed resource to help strengthen our health system and health information,” Zuma said, praising Branson for contributing to the initiative.Saving ‘millions of lives’Branson said that by delivering better data and helping to scale responses more quickly, the initiative would play an important role in transforming South Africa’s health sector.“The Disease Control Hub is a critical initiative to help stop needless suffering from diseases such as TB, Aids, and other health conditions that have needlessly killed large numbers of people and hampered the growth of this incredible country,” he said.“We are pleased to be working closely with the South African government, and would like to call out to other business leaders, foundations and international bodies to join us in this partnership that will ultimately help save millions of lives.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Relief for Marathwada as Jayakwadi gates opened

first_imgBringing some relief to the parched Marathwada region, eight sluice gates of the Jayakwadi dam have been opened to discharge water thanks to heavy rain in north Maharashtra.The current discharge of around 4,500 cusecs from the dam has been prompted due to incessant showers in Nashik district and other parts of north Maharashtra, causing the Godavari river to swell and fill up the dams there. The release of water from these upstream dams has in turn led to the accumulation of more than 2 lakh cusecs in Jayakwadi’s Nath Sagar reservoir.Authorities said the discharge from Jayakwadi was prompted after the dam filled up to 92% of its live storage capacity. At the same time last year, the dam had barely 28% of its live storage capacity.While Nashik and Nandurbar in the north and Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune in western Maharashtra have been reeling under the onslaught of excess rain, the eight districts of Marathwada continue to remain arid despite two months of the monsoon season drawing to a close.Jayakwadi dam is the chief water source for industries in Marathwada, mainly in Aurangabad. The water discharge is expected to benefit areas in at least four districts in the region — Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna and Parbhani — and help resolve the water situation in talukas near the Godavari river bank.This is the first time in two years that the dam’s storage capacity has exceeded 90%.Till Thursday, authorities were releasing 1,200 cusecs of water from the Paithan left bank canal, 900 cusecs from the right bank canal, and 1,589 cusecs from the hydropower project towards the Apegaon and Hiradpuri barrages.The eight districts of Marathwada have collectively received over 75% of the average rainfall till now, with the region as a whole facing a rainfall deficit of more than 20%. Acute potable water scarcity still prevails in several villages, which continue to be supplied by tankers.last_img read more

Rep Lilly hosts Ottawa County United Way president for State speech

first_img Categories: Lilly News,Lilly Photos,News,Photos 18Jan Rep. Lilly hosts Ottawa County United Way president for State speech State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, welcomed Patrick Moran, president at the Greater Ottawa County United Way, as his guest for the State of the State address in the state Capitol Tuesday.Rep. Lilly recently took his oath of office to represent western Ottawa County at the state House of Representatives.“I’m honored today that Patrick was able to join me as my guest in Lansing,” said Rep. Lilly. “Our governor is known for encouraging collaboration and I cannot think of a local organization that better embodies that effort in our community than the Ottawa County United Way.  I’m very encouraged by their commitment to regional partnerships as evidenced by their recent announcement of a shared service agreement with the Allegan County United Way.”Rep. Lilly and his wife Sarah have been involved in various volunteer capacities with the Ottawa County United Way for numerous years.  He has served as both a member and a chair on a number of the organization’s community investment panels and as a Lighthouse Leadership co-chair for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.His wife Sarah, a local Realtor, is currently serving a term as the president of the Ottawa County United Way’s board of directors.  Rep. Lilly said he “feels blessed to welcome someone like President Moran, who has dedicated over 10 years to this beloved organization.“I hope to hear Governor Snyder address the economic progress Michigan has made in recent years, but also highlight the areas where we still need to invest to maintain that growth within our state,” said Rep. Lilly.“It was wonderful to have Patrick Moran in the Capitol to hear the governor’s message as we all work together for Ottawa County,” said Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, and State Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland, welcomed Patrick Moran (left), president of the Greater Ottawa County United Way, for the State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday.last_img read more

OFF TO THE POUND…A4 Audi estate car seized by pol

first_img OFF TO THE POUND….A4 Audi estate car seized by police in Derry.THE police in Derry would like a quiet word with the owner of this Audi A4 car which was found abandoned on a bad bend and blocking a farmer’s property.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “Could the owner of this Audi A4 estate which was left for a considerable period of time on the Beragh Hill Road, make contact with Constable Brogan of Ballyarnett NPT at Strand Road PSNI Station ASAP.“We would like to know why it was parked blocking a farmers property, was on a bad bend, had a number of dodgy tyres, was full of empty tins of alcohol and had a bong in the rear seat. “It’s also showing no insurance and was found on a public road.“We have seized it for now and happy to discuss it with the owner if located.“Police checks regarding the owner have been inconclusive thus far.”POLICE KEEN TO TRACE ‘INCONSIDERATE’ OWNER OF THIS ABANDONED AUDI CAR was last modified: January 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetcenter_img BERAGH HILL ROADCONSTABLE BROGANPOLICE KEEN TO TRACE ‘INCONSIDERATE’ OWNER OF THIS ABANDONED AUDI CARPSNI FOYLElast_img read more