Firestone Liberia Gives Hand to Rural School Ravaged by Storm

first_imgMr. Karmorh (far right) presenting donation to Yowee Public School principal, Johnson M. JuahFirestone Liberia has announced its support to Yowee Public School, located in Bong County and its 375 students through a recent donation of building supplies.  According to a release from the company, Firestone donated more than 160 sheets of zinc roofing material to the Yowee Public School, on April 26, to help facilitate repair work following a recent storm that resulted in damage to the school’s roof. In addition, Firestone Liberia provided textbooks in support of the school’s reading room. “Firestone Liberia is pleased to be part of this renovation project, bringing relief to the students of this institution especially during the upcoming rainy season,” said Rufus Karmorh, Firestone Liberia’s public affairs manager, who made the donation on behalf of the company. “The youth of our country truly are our greatest resource.”Karmorh re-affirmed the company’s commitment to education. Firestone Liberia operates its own school system with nearly 12,000 students enrolled – all of them dependents of employees who attend school at no cost.Karmorh also reiterated that the company is proud to be an active partner in the socio-economic development of Liberia. This support underscores the company’s global commitment to corporate social responsibility, “Our Way to Serve“.Johnson M. Juah, principal of the Yowee Public School, thanked the management of Firestone Liberia on behalf of the faculty and students for the company’s valuable assistance and support to the children of Liberia. Following the presentation ceremony that was attended by Nirmal P. Paily, farm advisory manager of Firestone Liberia, and elders, chiefs and citizens of the town, parents and students took the opportunity to thank Firestone Liberia for its timely and heartwarming donation.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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British Airways Gatwick staff face lower pay

first_imgBritish Airways (BA) cabin crew staff based at Gatwick Airport may face decreased pay or redundancy by 31 October under plans for a revised staff structure.The shift will bring the Gatwick cabin crew teams’ structure in line with the rest of British Airways’ crews.Some of the most senior crew members, cabin managers and pursers, were given letters last week informing them that they would have to accept lower-paid roles or opt for redundancy. Around 360 staff will be affected.A British Airways spokesperson said: “We have been consulting with the cabin crew trade union for 10 months on proposed changes to senior cabin crew roles at Gatwick so that we have an operation that is sustainable, competitive and crucially ensures we will deliver a great service to our customers.”Oliver Richardson, national officer at Unite, the union that is representing some of the affected cabin crew members, said: “We’ve put forward a number of different options to BA, but instead they are ploughing on with changes that will result in some senior cabin crew at Gatwick receiving a significant pay cut or losing their job. This is unacceptable.“We would urge BA to think again and negotiate meaningfully to find a solution that meets its business needs while addressing the concerns of our senior cabin crew members.”last_img read more

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US alltime top scorer Landon Donovan to retire at end of season

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Landon Donovan, the USA’s all-time top scorer who was left out of the national squad for the World Cup in Brazil, announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the MLS season.“After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last year as a professional soccer player,” Donovan said.Donovan is one of the U.S.’ most-decorated footballers. He is the U.S. national team’s all-time leading scorer with 57 goals and has also provided a record 58 assists.He has also won 156 caps, putting him second in the country’s all-time list.This is the second time in as many years the 32-year-old Donovan has announced he is stepping away from the game after he took an extended break early last year, saying he was struggling to find the energy to compete.U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann then surprisingly left Donovan out of his squad for the World Cup.“It has been more than anything I could have dreamed of to represent the L.A. Galaxy, the San Jose Earthquakes, Everton, U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer throughout my career,” Donovan added.“There are so many people I want to thank who have inspired me, guided me and helped me on this incredible journey.“I simply could not have accomplished what I did during my playing career without an overwhelming amount of support from my family, my friends and many others.”Donovan leaves the game as the all-time leading scorer in Major League Soccer regular season play. He has 138 goals in 320 career games entering Friday’s contest with the San Jose Earthquakes.The Los Angeles native has won five MLS Cups, in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, and two MLS Supporters’ Shields, in 2010 and 2011, which is awarded to the team with the best regular season record.A veteran of three World Cups, Donovan’s five goals at the World Cup finals are the most by any U.S. player.He was awarded FIFA’s Best Young Player of the World Cup award in 2002 as well as CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP honors in 2013.“From hope, there is glory”: Facebook Comments Related posts:Most Brazilians don’t want to host the World Cup Portugal’s last-second draw is US’ most-watched soccer game Costa Rica’s last hurrah in historic World Cup run US men’s team redeems itself with 4-0 thrashing of Guatemalalast_img read more

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US Federal Reserve hikes rate Read the official statement

first_img Financial Post Staff ← Previous Next → What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Recommended For YouU.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, S.Korea amid trade disputeDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016The storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them through The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images files Facebook U.S. Federal Reserve hikes rate: Read the official statement Slightly less dovish tone than investors had anticipated Comment December 19, 20182:41 PM EST Filed under News Economy Featured Stories Share this storyU.S. Federal Reserve hikes rate: Read the official statement Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn center_img Email Twitter 0 Comments Sponsored By: December 19, 2018Federal Reserve issues FOMC statementInformation received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has continued to grow strongly, while growth of business fixed investment has moderated from its rapid pace earlier in the year. On a 12-month basis, both overall inflation and inflation for items other than food and energy remain near 2 percent. Indicators of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance.Fed raises interest rates while trimming forecast for 2019 hikes to twoConsistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. The Committee judges that some further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate will be consistent with sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the medium term. The Committee judges that risks to the economic outlook are roughly balanced, but will continue to monitor global economic and financial developments and assess their implications for the economic outlook.In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 2-1/4 to 2‑1/2 percent.In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its maximum employment objective and its symmetric 2 percent inflation objective. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments.Voting for the FOMC monetary policy action were: Jerome H. Powell, Chairman; John C. Williams, Vice Chairman; Thomas I. Barkin; Raphael W. Bostic; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; Richard H. Clarida; Mary C. Daly; Loretta J. Mester; and Randal K. Quarles.Implementation Note issued December 19, 2018 Join the conversation → More Reddit advertisementlast_img read more

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