The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Madam Karin Landgren, has said that the security situation in Liberia remains “generally stable”.The SRSG made the observation when she recently addressed the 72nd summit of the United Nations.“When I say we welcome the news, this means that since the last report to the Secretary General, security within the country has been generally stable without any major outbreaks of violence. We are not saying the situation is rosy in terms of the types of violence that I have mentioned. UNMIL works with the government to monitor what is happening around the country in terms of security. Both in terms of incidence of violence in concessionaire areas, in demonstrations and issues like sexual and gender based violence, where we work to maintain statistics of cases that are reported.”According to Madam Landgren, during her visits to various bases of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) throughout the country, she noticed one of the challenges which UNMIL has raised many times is that a vast majority of the LNP is in the capital. As a result, there is not an even spread of police covering the rest of the country.“When I visited them in the county capitals, I always find they have inadequate logistics. A majority of their cars are broken, they have difficulty getting fuel, they have no communications equipment and sometimes they don’t have furniture or uniforms. Their numbers are usually far below the numbers they are supposed to have officially. I heard about how little they earned and how difficult it is to be stationed in some of these more remote locations. This is why we are advocating strongly for greater support to the LNP and BIN. However, for that to be effective, these security agencies also need well functioning internal systems,” the SRSG explained.She said UNMIL has been sharing their expertise on how to manage budgets and human resources. They have taught members of the LNP and BIN how to better maintain vehicles and their facilities so they don’t fall apart immediately, since these are some of the systems that need to be strengthened.Madam Landgren mentioned Ghana has been supporting this by bringing groups of LNP officers for training at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. She said strengthening how these actors manage their own resources is a big part of making them more effective.“Let me turn to the Security Sector— in particular, the Police. As you know, some important steps were agreed upon at a security sector reform retreat last September. These steps included professionalizing the police by appointing senior officials from within their ranks and increasing transparency in tenure and promotion systems. The LNP and BIN have been working to become more effective institutions. So it has been frustrating to see the facilities vacated by UNMIL in Foya standing empty for over a year, waiting to become a BIN training center; and to see a new LNP training centre in Harper, inaugurated last September, still standing idle. Over the past few months, the Government has made significant commitments to strengthening the security sector,” Madam Landgren said.In efforts to have the LNP and BIN equipped to take over the country she said, the Minister of Finance has been personally involved in trying to make it easier for funds related to UNMIL security transition to be disbursed to the police, the immigration service and other agencies. “I am not sure this has had measurable success yet, but we look forward to good news. The police training academy has over a thousand recruits waiting to start training and over 250 people ready to graduate. The President herself has committed to activating more training resources and promised better use of facilities for training. President Sirleaf has committed to having a better balance in the 2014-15 national budgets between investments in infrastructure, and investments in national security,” she concluded.Madam Landgren assured Liberia of UNMIL’s continued support and promised to work with their many partners by contributing to the LNP and BIN.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Promoted postThe main salon floor in Patrick Gildea’s new hairdressing studio at the Riverside Retail Park.What would you say if I told you that you could get your hair cut and coloured anywhere, there are many places that will offer you the latest style and take care of your needs, but what if I told you that it was about more than just the hair cut? When you choose the “Centre of Excellence” you are choosing so much more than just your hair needs, you are choosing a hairdressing experience like no other. You are choosing a team that genuinely cares, listens and promises to go the extra mile to make sure that your whole experience is perfect. This sounds great doesn’t it? And do you know what is even better; the prices are within everyone’s reach as they are surprisingly affordable.Still don’t believe us? Simply listen to what Patrick Gildea Hairdressing clients are saying about them!“Moving to a new country, a new city, my big worry is finding a good hairdresser and I usually experience a few disasters along the way or end up going to a branded franchise and spending a fortune. So on returning to Ireland and the North West of Ireland at that, I was not hopeful. Little did I know that I would find my top salon ever in a retail park in Letterkenny, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. Having just experienced my fourth visit to this ‘centre of excellence’ I am just as impressed as I was on my first visit.“The salon’s décor in the reception and styling area is white with splashes of red. This space is bright with natural light enhanced by crystal chandeliers. In complete contrast the shampoo area reverses the colour scheme. With Patrick’s attention to detail (even the loo roll in the client’s washroom is folded into a point) the overall effect is a salon that feels opulent yet functional, fun yet professional. The staff stand out in their individual interpretations under the colour banner of black (winning brownie points already) while Patrick in a crisp white shirt and waistcoat is very much the leader of the team. And what a team they are in the true sense of the word as everyone works together and responds to each other like a well-oiled machine. For the client there is the immediate sense that this quietly confident group are exceptionally well trained, they know what they are doing, so….. relax, breathe normally, drink your percolated coffee, read the magazines and enjoy the experience. “What a difference it makes when the impression given by the staff is one where everyone feels appreciated and Patrick manages to do just that – he makes his clients feel special as well as his staff. Respect hovers in the air. Patrick leads by example.If only this atmosphere could be bottled and transferred to other places of work. I was thinking about this yesterday as I watched and observed the activity around me. The interaction was very professional yet informal between client and staff member and between staff member and staff member. The buzz was just right. There was energy but nobody appeared stressed or under pressure, people looked happy. How often does one walk into an office, shop, school or institution and think this is a happy place – these people are happy to be here and are enjoying what they are doing?In today’s society a place of work should be a happy place because if nothing else we spend a large proportion of our lives there and why spend a large proportion of your life feeling miserable. Creating a happy place has much to do with Patrick’s success not only in Donegal but throughout Ireland. He runs a very professional business but one where his staff feel respected, listened to and part of a team where everyone pulls together drawing on each other’s strengths. What a difference it can make.”For more information visit www.patrickgildea.ie ; to book an appointment online click here: https://www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing/app_102222196552455 PATRICK GILDEA IS A CUT ABOVE SAYS INTERNATIONAL TEACHER MAGAZINE was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:Patrick Gildea Hairdressing
A Letterkenny restaurant has been served with a closure order for breaches of food safety legislation in September, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Taste of India was temporarily shut by the Food Safety Authority last month after being issued with the closure order.The Donegal take away, which is located in the town’s Lower Main Street, was served the order on September 26th. Taste of India Express The order was lifted on October 2nd and the food business has since reopened.Under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are served where there is a non-compliance with food legislation.Closure and Improvement Orders will remain in the reports for a period of three months from the date the order was lifted. Prohibition Orders will remain in the reports for a period of one month from the date the order was lifted.More details on the closure order are available on the FSAI website here.Letterkenny restaurant forced to close over food safety issues was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Was ok, but i normally wear mine around my. Was ok, but i normally wear mine around my wrist when not in my hair (m a mum of young children), but i find these so tight they cut off my circulation, and my wrists are quite slim. I love my scrunchies but always lose them, these were perfect replacements, i can keep one in my bag and one by my bedside. Use most days i find this one would be best if you didn’t have thick hair not that strong. Rather small but okay to use one of mine broke but other still use most days i find this one would be best if you didn’t have thick hair not that strong. These are excellant quality hair scrunchies for such a low. These are excellant quality hair scrunchies for such a low price. If you expect black velvet effect and strong, i totally reccommend. whenever I would pull the bobble out of my hair a good few strands would come out with it – nowSuper ScrunchiesExactly the same as Topshop/ American Apparel or similar!these scrunchies are both super cute and notably strong – i thought i would’ve Fine but a little tightGood value for moneyPair of Black Velvet Feel Hair Scrunchies Bobbles Elastic Hair BandsPack of two soft touch, velvet scrunchiesMedium sizedBlack in colour100% polyester These were of good quality soft velvet, of a good size and comfortable to wear. Took a few days to arrive but are really useful. Good quality plus you’d end up paying atleast £5 for one at topshop/urban outfitters. If you’ve got long hair like mine you need to tie it up and these don’t damage your hair. They’re really sturdy and nice – like them a lot – good buy although they were a bit pricey for what they are. These scrunchies are both super cute and notably strong – i thought i would’ve. Exactly as pictured, these scrunchies are both super cute and notably strong – i thought i would’ve had to tie my hair using a normal band before putting on the scrunchie, but that really isn’t necessary. They also arrived promptly in well suited packaging. Exactly the same as topshop/ american apparel or similar. Promptly delivered and a bargain. Bought these to tie my hair up while i grow it out because they’re softer and cause less damage than normal hair ties. You could spend £6 on exactly the same thing for one scrunchie in topshop or similar. Not as large as i hope; have very thick hair and i usually like to bunch it up and use this as a sort of grip but doesn’t work for that. However, in a ponytail, they work very well. Lovely size and the fabric is of good quality and not too thick. Especially good for fine to medium weight hair. The only reason i didnot give this 5 stars is that it was not packaged in even a small polythene bag which would have been nice for keeping one as a spare. Came early, very good quality. Was delivered before delivery estimate (4 days earlier). Very good quality – elastic it strong and velvet is free of stains or breakage. Very happy and would order again :). I needed scrunchies to tie back my hair and these do the job wonderfully. I needed scrunchies to tie back my hair and these do the job wonderfully. Very quick delivery & excellent price. The hem of one of the scrunchies. Very quick delivery & excellent price. The hem of one of the scrunchies had not been stitched properly so i’ll need to get out the needle and thread, hence the 3 stars. I know i could request a replacement / refund, but it doesn’t really seem worth it. Good value for money, i really like these, they do look like velvet when worn in the hair and so far i have had no problems at all (some like-velvet fabrics i have known in the past have shed, but not these). I’d recommend to anyone looking for a simple black scrunchie but with extra flare. Under no circumstances pulls my hair, feels tight and is just excellent. Actually good high-quality and would definitely acquire once more.This is just what i preferred and is so handy for concert events and functions and in basic. Would actually advise this product.Pack of black velvet feel hair scrunchies bobbles elastic hair bands. Would recommend them to anybody who employs them.These pair of black velvet feel hair scrunchies bobbles elastic hair bands was delivered speedily and in an excellent point out thus i recommend you to get these products.Arrived incredibly immediately within a 7 days. Keep my fairly thick hair very well. Really adore these and will definitely be ordering yet again.This arrived fast and they seem adorable. My hair is incredibly thick so i fairly like placing my hair into buns or half ponytails, and these appear cute with these hairstyles.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 88th National FFA Convention is underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Ohio is well represented with a considerable amount of members competing for recognition on the national level. 337 American FFA Degrees will be awarded to those from the Buckeye state.Not listed are those competing in Career Development Events. As of Thursday morning, two Amanda Clearcreek members in the finals (top four in the country) for their respective public speaking contests.Below are those Ohioans seeing action in their respective contests:American Star in Agricultural Placement FinalistJakob Wilson, FairbanksAmerican Star Farmer FinalistAustin Wippel, WestfallVIP CitationIsaac KershawHonorary American DegreesEarl Beeler, Edward Beeler, Nevin Smith, David WarnerNational Proficiency Award FinalistsAgricultural Education – Natalie Miller, Miami TraceAgricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication – Wyatt Downard, Preble ShawneeAgricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Zach Hasting, CovingtonAgricultural Processing – Maggie Hovermale, WestfallAgricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship – Kelsey Kirchner, Miami EastAgricultural Sales-Placement – Collin Dunaway, Felicity FranklinBeef Production-Placement – Nick Erf, BellevueDairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Demi Dovin, FirelandsDairy Production-Placement – Katerri Schmitmeyer, VersaillesDiversified Agricultural Production – Clay Gerfen, RidgemontDiversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship – Evan Schaefer, Miami TraceDiversified Livestock – Nole Gerfen, RidgemontEmerging Agricultural Technology – Nathan Teeters, Miami EastEquine Science-Placement – Ellyse Shafer, Clear Fork ValleyFiber and/or Oil Crop Production – Tyler Stegbauer, FayettevilleFood Science and Technology – Mariah Cox, Zane TraceFruit Production – Alexandra Sabine, FirelandsGoat Production – Emily Beal, Miami EastLandscape Management – Troy Mabis, TalawandaNursery Operations – Zebulon Burton, South CentralOutdoor Recreation – Gabriel Watern – Tri-VillageSmall Animal Production and Care – Laci Welch, MarysvilleSwine Production-Entrepreneurship – Gus Mitchem, Miami TraceVegetable Production – Sam Richer, WauseonNational Chapter Award – Models of Excellence FinalistsFelicity-Franklin, RidgemontNational Chapter Award – Models of Innovation FinalistsCommunity Development – Firelands, LondonStudent Development – Miami East, Ridgemont, VersaillesTwo-Star ChaptersBlack River, Kenton, South Central, Upper SanduskyThree-Star ChaptersAnna, Bowling Green, Cardington, Clear Fork Valley, Crestview-Ashland, Elgin, Fayetteville, Felicity-Franklin, Firelands, Hardin Northern, London, Lynchburg-Clay, Marysville, Miami East-MVCTC, Miami Trace, Mowrystown, North Union, New Bremen, Otsego, Peebles, Ridgemont, River Valley(D6), Talawanda, Versailles, Westfall, Zane TraceNational Agriscience Fair FinalistsAnimal Systems Division 1 – Jordan Skates, PettisvilleAnimal Systems Division 2 – Hannah Hottel, NorthwesternAnimal Systems Division 3 – Kolbie Brandenburg and Abigail Fulton, Felicity-FranklinAnimal Systems Division 4 – Aaron Brautigam and Briana Fanaff, AnnaEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 1 – Gretchen Lee, PettisvilleEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 2 – Michael Schmenk, Patrick HenryFood Products and Processing Systems Division 1 – Holly Schmenk, Patrick HenryFood Products and Processing Systems Division 2 – Rhett Tom, Global Impact STEM Academy of OhioFood Products and Processing Systems Division 3 – Erin Jennings and Charlena Spaulding, Felicity-FranklinFood Products and Processing Systems Division 4 – Paige Kirby and Caitlyn Baker, WestfallPlant Systems Division 1 – Grace Lach, Bloom CarrollPlant Systems Division 3 – Jarrett Crowthers and Jenna Jackels, Edgewood-Butler TechPlant Systems Division 4 – Colt Baker and Ethan Binion, Felicity-FranklinPower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 1 – Jacob Ashby, LoudonvillePower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 2 – Hannah Meller, PettisvillePower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4 – Garrett Hoblit and Jacob Minnich, A.B. Graham-OHPSocial Systems Division 2 – Rebecca Helt, Global Impact STEM Academy of Ohio FFA AssociationSocial Systems Division 3 – Kylie Sponcil and Raina Presley, Felicity-FranklinNational Band Participants – Suzanne Kimball-National Trail-MVCTC, Alexis Miller-Elmwood, Tyler Pratt-West Liberty SalemNational Chorus Participants – Heidi Jennings, EastwoodNational Talent Participants – David Allen, Rylie Bame, Mariah Burton, Breanna Cook, Cassidy Deckling, Kamryn Dye, Collin Hoffman, Grace King, Danielle Miller, James Rickenbacher, Lukas Schroeder (all from Hardin Northern)
The Indian rowers participating in the Asian Games are starting their campaign with a significant handicap. They have reached Guangzhou with their old boats as the new ones are awaiting customs clearance in Hyderabad. Rowing Federation of India (RFI) president CP Singh Deo said that 10 boats from the world renowned Italian company Filippi were ordered two years ago.The Indian rowers have gone to Guangzhou with old and borrowed boats as the news ones await customs clearance.”Unfortunately, those boats have reached India last week and are awaiting custom clearance in Hyderabad. The rowers left for Guangzhou on Monday night,” he said.The rowers’ predicament is clear from the fact that they have gone to Guangzhou with some of their old boats as well as borrowed ones. “In fact our rowers are going there with some boats which date as far back as 2002 but are still in good condition,” Deo said.The borrowed boats belong to the army. “The army has kept these boats in excellent condition. I want to thank them for helping us out in our hour of crisis,” he said.Notwithstanding this drawback, the rowers have promised a good show in the Asian Games. National coach Ismail Baig feels that Indian rowers are one of the best in Asia and that a lot of medals could come India’s way.”I can tell you that we are going to win many medals. The sort of preparation we have made is one of the best ever. I think the hard work put in by our boys and girls this time exceeds that put in for the Doha Asian Games. I cannot recollect the last time we went to a tournament with such a solid preparation,” he said.advertisementIndian rowers had won a couple of silver and a bronze at the 2006 Doha Games. Baig also felt that despite the lack of new boats, the team would make the country proud. “Previously also, the team has gone through such tough scenarios. If anything, this is bound to motivate the team even more. We are sort of getting used to facing adverse conditions. I am sure our rowers will make light of these hardships,” he said. He recalled that in Doha four years ago, Bajrang Lal Thakar had missed out on a gold medal by a whisker.”Bajrang had a great chance to win the gold. It was just bad luck that he failed to win a historic gold for the country,” he said. Baig also said that the Indian team had rowers with experience. While Jenil Krishnan and Saji Thomas will be competing in their third Asian Games, it will be the second time Bajrang Lal will be representing the country at the continental extravaganza. “There is no substitute for experience and that is what we will be looking forward to,” he said.TEAMMen: Bajrang Lal Takhar, Anil Kumar Mehroliya, Devender Kumar Khandwal, Shokendar Tomar, Sandeep Kumar, Saji Thomas, Jenil Krishnan, Anil Kumar, Lokesh Kumar, Manjeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Satish Joshi, Giriraj Singh, Narender Singh Yadav and Gurdarshan Singh.Women: Pratima Puhana, Pramila Prava Minz, Ch Priya Devi, Thara Kurian, M Amusana Devi, Dittymol Varghese, Monalisa Chanu, Ng Tababi Devi, O Rameshwori Devi and Shruti Satish Kamath.