Cellcom Liberia Gets New CEO

first_imgThe Management of Cellcom Telecommunications, Inc.  (Cellcom), has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to run its multimillion dollar business.  The Chairman of Cellcom’s Board of Directors, Mr. Avi Zaidenberg, made the announcement last week at the Company’s Headquarters on Capital Bypass and also at a well-attended farewell party for the outgoing CEO held in Mamba Point last Friday.Mr. Zaidenberg announced that Mr. Avishai Marziano who has served as CEO for Cellcom for over four years has been promoted to Regional Group Head and would oversee Cellcom’s operations in both Liberia and in Sierra Leone.    Mr. Zaidenberg announced that Marzano is being replaced as CEO of Cellcom’s Liberian operations by Mr. John Vasikaran.The formal turning over ceremony between the two CEOs took place on Friday, November 1 in Mamba Point.   The emotionally charged event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador, Madam Deborah Malac, the Minister of Information Culture and Tourism, Hon. Lewis Brown, the Chairperson and Commissioners of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority, high level dignitaries, as well as Cellcom staff and supporters.  Making brief remarks at the event, Mr. Marziano termed his departure from Liberia as “bittersweet.”    He described his tenure in Liberia as both challenging as well as rewarding.     “The last four years have truly been one of the most exciting timesof my life,” Marziano said.     Although sad to be leaving his post in Liberia, Mr. Marziano said he was delighted that his new role as Group CEO would allow him to continue to have oversight responsibilities in Liberia and also to return to the country frequently.   Marziano told the gathering:  “I consider Liberia my home.  No matter where I am in the world, Liberia has a special place in my heart.”   He went on to say: “I will not say good bye, but only farewell, because I will be in and out of Liberia and will definitely see you often. As many of you may know, I am taking on a new challenge as Group CEO for Cellcom and will be based in Conakry, Guinea. Liberia, however, remains my home and I will always be here.”He went on to express thanks and gratitude to Cellcom’s more than 1 million customers, to its staff, and its business partners.  He said:  “I want to take this time to thank all of you, beginning with our Lawmakers, policy makers at the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications, the LTA Board of Commissioners, The President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, our competitors, whom we also consider our collaborators, and especially to all of our customers, for whom we are here to serve. My time working with each of you has been an enriching experience.”For his part, the incoming CEO Mr.  Vasikaran said that he believed that his new role as CEO would be a challenge, but one that he was suited to handle.   He comesto Cellcomwithan extensive career in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria and Ghana,including his most recent post as Head of Business for Glo Ghana.   He acknowledged that Mr. Marziano had set the foundation and built an already solid company, which would make it easier for him to move Cellcom to the next level.   Mr. Vasikaransaid:  “Unlike many companies where one comes in and inherits a flawed system that does not work, I’m taking over the helm of a very vibrant Company,which means that we can do a lot to significantly increase the company’s market share in a very short period.”The appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of Cellcom takes immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prime ministerial candidate will come from Civic component – Jagdeo

first_img…says process already started to get regional, top-up listsNow that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has elected former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali as its presidential candidate, all eyes will now be turned on who will be chosen as the prime ministerial candidate.According to PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, who spoke to the media on Saturday, the next step is for the Party’s Executive Committee (Ex-Co) to start the process.“The Executive Committee will decide how soon we’ll get to that. We’ve already asked activists from across the country to start submitting names for the regional list, the top-up list and the geographic list. Because we need to be ready for nomination day, which we believe will be the second week in February,” Jagdeo said.“Because as you know, we are sticking with a March 19 deadline … that’s it. So, we not only have to initiate the process, which we have done for candidates. And there are thousands of those. But we also have to swiftly address the issue of the prime ministerial candidate.”Jagdeo noted that the Central Committee does have the power to change the methodology used to select the prime ministerial candidate. According to the General Secretary, however, no one has indicated that the model of selecting the prime ministerial candidate from the Civic side of the Party needs changing.“So, the prime ministerial candidate will come from the Civic. We still want that,” Jagdeo said. “But we have been broadening the Civic. There are thousands of people who want to come in. Some don’t want to be part of a formal Civic. Some want policy promises.“You will see the quality of the people who are coming to us and how diverse it is and who will be prominently featured on our campaign platform. So, we have a really good set of people from which we can choose a good prime ministerial candidate.”Already, possible candidates have been making their rounds in sections of the media. Such names include former Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Bishop Juan Edghill.When contacted, Edghill would only admit that he has been contacted by various persons and told of his suitability to be the candidate. According to Edghill, he remained committed to the Party and was available to serve if called upon.Saturday’s presidential candidate election was conducted by way of secret ballot, after a week of speculation in the media and presentations to Party officials from the contenders. Immediately prior to the election, three candidates withdrew from the contest, leaving former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Ali as the two contestants.There has been much speculation about some of these very contenders as potential PPP presidential candidates ever since the coalition Government fell to a no-confidence vote on December 21, thus having to call elections within 90 days from that date as per the Constitution.The no-confidence motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian, broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the passage of the no-confidence vote against the Government, the main political parties either began or intensified the task of identifying a presidential candidate. In addition, the upcoming election has also seen the emergence of new parties hoping for a share in the electoral votes.While Ali will represent the PPP as the presidential candidate, media reports on party affairs in A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) suggest that incumbent President David Granger will run for re-election.last_img read more

Pomp and circumstance at Whittier College

first_img• Photo Gallery: 5/25: Whittier College commencement WHITTIER – Growing up in East Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa sometimes found himself trying to picture that “place” on the other side of Whittier Boulevard that lent its name to the famed roadway. Speaking at Friday’s 104th annual commencement ceremony at Whittier College, the current Los Angeles mayor told graduates that he would often “try to picture where the road led and what that place over there would be like – the town with the famous college founded in the mission of spreading light, peace and a love of knowledge.” “Whittier has kept truer to that mission than most,” Villaraigosa added. “And it is breathtaking to behold the talent before us today.” The ceremony included recognition of English professor Sean Morris, who was awarded the 2007 Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award. Graduates Roberta C. Roy and Sudeshna Majumdar also spoke at the ceremony, and focused not only on the road ahead but the path and the support that led them to Whittier College. “Some say I achieved this solo. I say no one gets here alone,” Majumdar said. “Mom, I get it now, and I thank you. I thought you were meddling in my business, but your business was my happiness, and I get it. “Mom always told me to try,” she concluded. “And Mom, I thank you for allowing me to fly.” Villaraigosa, who received an honorary degree from the college, said the Class of 2007 came of age as the dust settled from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks – and they will be the ones to “write a decisive chapter in the story of the American dream.” Between global warming and the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, Villaraigosa said, graduates face “possibly the greatest challenge in the history of the planet.” “So make your words matter. Live for something greater. Live with passion,” he added. “And live your lives proud to be Whittier Poets.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hundreds of friends, family and supporters of the nearly 300 graduates making up Whittier College’s Class of 2007 packed the stadium for the annual graduation, which took place at 9 a.m. As the sun began to peek out from behind the morning clouds, the black-robed faculty members were the first to step onto the stadium field, where they quickly split into two lines and formed a passageway for the students. Then, as the graduates began filing past them on their way to their seats, the faculty applauded their efforts over the past four years and offered up congratulations for their achievements. “Some of you are earning your first advanced degree today, and with persistence and talent, you could earn even more,” President Sharon Herzberger said in her welcoming remarks. “But you should fully enjoy this day,” she added, “and savor your accomplishments.” last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic score four as Paris Saint-Germain seal title

first_img1 Ibrahimovic has scored 37 goals for club and country this season Paris Saint-Germain sealed the Ligue 1 title on Sunday in style with an emphatic 9-0 victory over bottom side Troyes.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, fresh from knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League, bagged a four while Edinson Cavani scored twice. The win sent them 25 points clear at the top, meaning second-placed Monaco cannot mathematically catch them with only 30 games of the season played.If ever a result summed up a title-winning season, it was this one as the Paris club secured their fourth straight Ligue 1 title.See below for the video of Ibrahimovic’s goals!last_img

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” will meet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. Lions Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. 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


first_imgA PAEDOPHILE tried to escape from a court house after being jailed for his part in sickening sex abuse attacks on a 13-year-old boy.The man was one of two 21-year-old men jailed at Donegal Circuit Court for offences committed between late 2008 and the summer of 2009.Patricia McLaughlin, prosecuting for the State, told Judge John O’Hagan that the pair, who were 17 at the time, lured their victim to a ‘children’s den’ built in a forest near a housing estate. There they committed acts of sexual assault and defilement.The victim was given cigarettes and the abuse took place as part of games of ‘Truth or Dare’.The area of Co Donegal where the incidents took place cannot be identified to protect the victim. Those behind the attacks cannot be identified either, once again to protect the identity of their victim.Defence lawyers for both men said their clients were highly sexualised from a young age, had been abused themselves by relatives and had low IQs.One of the men was a heavy drinker, consuming 20 cans of beer per day as well as spirits.He had shown no remorse for his actions; whilst the other man had done so.Both however had failed to show up for appointments at a treatment centre which deals with perpetrators of child sex abuse whilst the courts were dealing with the matters, said Judge John O’Hagan.The judge said the two men, although 17 at the time, “knew what they were doing was wrong.”He said probation reports showed that “whichever way you look at it there is a risk of re-offending.”The victim had suffered terribly as a result of the attacks.The judge said it was his duty to tell the court that the two men had been offered treatment by Cosc, a HSE Service in Donegal Town which deals with paedophiles.He read a letter sent to the court from Cosc which stated that one of the two men had been offered an appointment in May 2011 and he had not attended.The Cosc staff member also said that two members of staff had now left the service leaving just her, a part-time employee to deal with the whole of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.Responding to defence legal arguments that the men needed to receive treatment to prevent future abuse, Judge O’Hagan said there was nowhere to send them to, and the men had already failed to attend Cosc.The Cosc staff member had said in her letter that there was already “a waiting list of some months.”The judge sentenced each of the men to two years in prison on each of four charges, with the last year suspended. All terms are to run concurrently.Both men must follow the direction of the probation service for two years on release and have their names on the sex offenders register for ten years.One of the men tried to make a run for the door of the court but was restrained by prison staff.The other man and his mother sobbed as he was led away.PAEDOPHILE PAIR JAILED FOR SICKENING ATTACKS ON BOY (13) was last modified: December 10th, 2013 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:donegal circuit courtJUdge John O’Haganpaedophileslast_img read more


first_imgDeputy Joe McHughFine Gael Donegal North East TD, Joe McHugh, has called on the North’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, and his colleagues in Stormont to take immediate action on the UK HGV levy, which came into effect today.Deputy McHugh has consistently warned that the £10 daily levy will have a serious impact on Irish hauliers using the roads in Northern Ireland to transport goods around Ireland. “I have been tirelessly raising this issue on every platform available to me. I am now pushing back on the Assembly in Stormont, who have the powers to make provisions around the legislation they are introducing. The levy will have a very serious impact on Irish hauliers which use the roads in the North; this unique situation must be recognised, especially considering the strong connection between our two Governments,” said McHugh. “I met with representatives from the British Embassy last week and they have been very responsive in acting as a conjugate during this process. I have also been working closely with the North’s Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, and his office, in trying to resolve this issue.“The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, and his officials must be commended for their hard work on this issue. I have now asked the Minister to investigate whether it would be allowable under EU regulations to have a common road charging regime between Ireland and the UK, where only one charge would be levied for access to the road network in both jurisdictions.“Following a public meeting in Letterkenny, I raised this issue with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who subsequently brought it to the attention of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, during a bilateral meeting on 11th March. I understand Mr Cameron suggested that the best approach was to refer the matter back to Northern Ireland authorities, which is why I am calling on Martin McGuinness and his colleagues to move swiftly on this issue.“It is now time for the Assembly to act on this, and to review the possibility of a ‘common travel area’ agreement between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We are the only two EU member states which are not members of the Schengen Agreement, which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless area in 1985. Because we are outside this agreement, but we are part of a common travel area between our countries, I am making the case for a single user levy charge to be considered. “The economic relationship between the North and the Republic is a very important one and an issue like this reminds us how sensitive we are to activities and legislation enacted by our neighbours. It is imperative that we work together to minimise the negative or harmful impact our decisions can have and demonstrate good will when trying to accommodate our needs and restrictions.” HGV LEVY STARTS TODAY: McHUGH CALLS ON MARTIN McGUINNESS TO SCRAP IT was last modified: April 1st, 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:HGV levyJoe McHughmartin mcguinnesslast_img read more

Ohio State Fair coverage slated

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal have partnered with Kalmbach Feeds to “feed you the results first” with facebook live streaming of the final drives from the goat, sheep, poultry  swine, and beef shows. The junior fair broadcast schedule is:Goats – Saturday, July 20th – Approximately 4:30pmSheep – Wednesday, July 24th – Approximately 4:00pmPoultry – Thursday, August 1st – Approximately 3:00pmSwine – Saturday, August 3rd – Approximately 5:00pmBeef – Saturday, August 3rd – Approximately 5:00pmAlso again this year, the draft horse and pony show will be live streamed July 29th through August 2nd, including the Governor’s Cup. Each broadcast will begin around 5:00pm.The week’s coverage will wrap up with the Sale of Champions, broadcast live on the Ohio Channel and on our Facebook page at 2:00pm.last_img read more

Pakistani nationals asked to leave Bikaner

first_imgThe Collector of Bikaner in Rajasthan has asked all Pakistani nationals to leave the district within 48 hours, citing intelligence reports that indicated “extreme unrest” among the locals after the Pulwama attack. Collector Kumar Pal Gautam issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code on Monday, banning the stay of Pakistani nationals in any hotel, inn or hospital within the limits of the district and restricting any direct or indirect trade and exchange of classified information with any Pakistani national.Bikaner is adjacent to the international border with Pakistan. Bahawalpur district in Pakistan’s Punjab province is situated on the other side of the border opposite Bikaner.Khajuwala tehsil in Bikaner is home to a large number of Hindus, mainly from the interior areas of the Sindh province, who have sought refuge in India. Mr. Gautam said the district administration, which had recently undertaken a survey of citizens in the area, found that the Pakistanis were living there illegally after their visa expired.The order will not be applicable to the Pakistani nationals who have registered themselves with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office. The order, effective for two months, also bans the use of Pakistani SIM cards in the district.last_img read more

Maraño admits Petron more aggressive in decisive set

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments “That’s it, we can’t do anything but accept what just happened,” said F2’s middle blocker Aby Maraño after the tough loss.READ: Petron claims PSL All-Filipino Conference title, sweeps F2 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn a game that saw three extended sets and several lead changes, the match ended on a net fault from F2 Logistics.“When that kind of situation happens, there are so many things that enter your mind,” said Maraño who had 14 points in the loss. “’Is it over? Are we still going to fight it?’” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Maizo-Pontillas ‘pressured’ after winning MVP plum CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAfter a crushing defeat to Petron in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, all F2 Logistics can do is and move on.The Cargo Movers were swept by the Blaze Spikers in the finals with a 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11 win sealing the title Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were in a situation where we were down three points in the fifth set, but Petron was just more aggressive. And if we were in Petron’s situation, we would’ve done the same thing and finish it quick.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more