FDA Deputy MD Dedicates Refurbished St. Paul Police Cells

first_imgMr. Plewon addresses reporters shortly after the dedicatory ceremony ended.Benjamin Tennessee Plewon, III, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Deputy Managing Director for Administration and Finance, says the growth and success of any nation depends on the collective effort of its citizens through a spirit of nationalism.Plewon said national renewal is possible in the wake of national consciousness to move forward as a people and nation, an FDA release has said.According to the release, Mr. Plewon made the statement when he dedicated the refurbished male and female cells of the St. Paul Police Depot on Bushrod Island, Monrovia.Through the kind gesture of the Gabriel Weah Movement for Peace, Advocacy and Development, the cells were refurbished to a much more decent standard.Mr. Plewon, who also serves as Board Chairman for the Movement, said that the organization has a dream to expand its services to needy communities, the prison cells being its priority.He said that inmates are humans. And even though they individually or collectively allegedly committed crimes, they deserve care and attention, adding, “They deserve the right to better healthcare.”Plewon noted that the Movement has a tradition to always buttress the effort of President Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda by providing quality living condition to the Liberian people. He then challenged police officers assigned in the area to use those facilities properly and for their intended purposes at all times.It can be recalled that Mr. Plewon dedicated two newly refurbished cells at the Banjor Police zone 6 depot #1, located in Hotel Africa, Monrovia, The initiative was undertaken by the same Gabriel Weah Peace and Advocacy Movement in October this year.Earlier, the Commander of the St. Paul’s Bridge Police Depot, Inspector Joseph S. Wratee, expressed happiness over the gesture, describing it as a mark of good citizenship which should be emulated. He said such gesture was the first of its kind by any private entity, and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Staying the course

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “We cannot take them for granted and we cannot relax. We need to be focused,” he said. “Actually we’re worried as we strive to be consistent (in this conference).”Magnolia, after frustrating NorthPort on Wednesday night, returns to action to face also-ran Blackwater in the 7 p.m. contest.This is also an important game for the Hotshots, who could seal a place in the playoffs with a win but still won’t be out of the bottom half of the draw in the next round.“We need to stay hungry. We need to have the proper mind-set in the next 24 hours,” Hotshots coach Chito Victolero said.The Hotshots will definitely be the more tired team coming into this contest, having also played last Sunday, losing, 97-93, to Barangay Ginebra in overtime in the most-watched game of the tournament so far.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Mojdeh dominates older foes for five Batang Pinoy golds “There’ still a lot of work to do. We’re just focusing on our target (of winning our remaining games),” said TNT coach Bong Ravena, whose squad is at 6-3 and capable of catching idle Rain or Shine for the second-best record after the eliminations.The Texters will close out against ousted NorthPort on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBarangay Ginebra is the only other team that can match that, with the Gin Kings having a 5-3 record.Ravena said that his team needs complete focus and definitely cannot take the Dyip lightly. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Roger Pogoy has been the man of the hour for the Texters. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBeing one of two teams left with a chance to forge a playoff for the last quarterfinal bonus, TNT KaTropa cranks up its drive to get there when the red-hot Texters battle Columbian on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Dominant in their last four games and not having a tournament heavyweight left for the rest of their elimination round schedule, the Texters square off with the Dyip in the 4:30 p.m. game even as Magnolia plays for the third straight game day looking to fortify its playoff bid.ADVERTISEMENT As things stand, the 2018 Governors’ Cup champions are in seventh spot with a 4-5 record. A sweep of their last two games could put them smack in the middle of the race—something Victolero would rather focus on rather than feel sorry for having lost some close games.“It’s tough, but we have to man up and stay together,” he said. “We just have to bond together to pull through.”Blackwater, which currently holds a 2-8 record, will try to snap a two-game slide and end the conference triumphantly.Columbian, for its part, is in dire need of a victory to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Young team: Scottish post-rock band Mogwai sponsor primary school footballers

first_imgThe Glasgow band Mogwai, known for their deafening post-rock music, have become the shirt sponsors of a primary school football team in their home city.St Roch’s Primary and Deaf School in Roystonhill were the recipients of the kits, emblazoned with the band’s logo. “They look amazing! We can’t thank you enough,” the school tweeted to the band, whose member Stuart Braithwaite replied “So happy about this”. Scotland Topics Since you’re here… Experimental music Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Saint Roch’s Primary (@SaintRochsPS)Mr McDonald and The Young Team of St Roch’s Primary would like to thank @mogwaiband for sponsoring their new football strips! They look amazing! We can’t thank you enough 👍 pic.twitter.com/N5A6O1hoRCJanuary 22, 2018 Indie Pop and rock Share on Facebook news The band’s drummer Martin Bulloch told BBC Scotland that the school’s deputy head had suggested the sponsorship deal to him. “They were in some old kit and he was looking to get them some new stuff. He asked if we could help out. I emailed the rest of the boys and they were delighted to do so. There is nothing in the school budget for stuff like that so you can only imagine what they were kicking around in – old kit from years ago.”Mogwai have dabbled in football-related projects before, scoring the film documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which follows former French international Zinedine Zidane for an entire match. They have made four other soundtracks as well as nine studio albums – the most recent two reached the UK Top 10, and they played the biggest hometown concert of their career at Glasgow’s Hydro in December 2017.Other bands have meanwhile come to the aid of teams with sponsorship deals: in 1999, Fatboy Slim’s label Skint sponsored Brighton & Hove Albion when they languished in the third division, while other Scottish bands Biffy Clyro, Wet Wet Wet and the View have all previously sponsored kits. Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Mogwailast_img read more