President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made additional appointments within the ministries of Internal Affairs, Lands, Mines & Energy, Agriculture, State for Presidential Affairs, Judiciary, National Elections Commission and the Liberia National Lotteries . These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.Those appointed are:The JudiciaryAttorney Joseph S. Fayiah – Resident Judge, Criminal Court ECounselor Yarmie Q. Gbeisay – Relieving JudgeNational Elections CommissionMr. Boakai Dukuly – CommissionerMinistry of Internal AffairsRev. William R. Tolbert, III – Peace AmbassadorLocal Appointments:Grand Cape Mount CountyMrs. Tenneh Kpadebah – SuperintendentMr. Mohammed M. Kiawu – Assistant Superintendent for DevelopmentMr. James Seituah – Statutory District SuperintendentMr. Abraham M. Fofana – Asst. Statutory District SuperintendentMr. Patrick Alieu – District InspectorMr. J. Siafa Bodokai – Land CommissionerMr. Philip Quay – Relieving CommissionerMargibi County CountyMr. Joshua V. Robinson – Superintendent, Mboo Statutory DistrictMrs. Roseline S. Davis – City Mayor, Unification CityMr. Wilmot D. Okai – Commissioner, Charlesville TownshipMadam Rebecca Hill – Commissioner, Kaba DistrictMr. Robert T. Williams – City Mayor, Marshall CityMinistry of Lands, Mines & EnergyMr. Willis Knuckles – Assistant Minister for EnergyMinistry of AgricultureMr. Patrick Tarnue Worzie – Assistant Minister for Planning & DevelopmentMinistry of State for Presidential AffairsMs. Mardia Peters – National Youth AdvisorLiberia National LotteriesMr. Claude J. Katta – Chairman, Board of DirectorsMr. David K. Vinton – Member, Board of DirectorsRev. Ellen Fartu G. Varley – Member, Board of DirectorsCllr. Kathleen Pyne Makor – Member, Board of DirectorsMinistry of Finance and – Statutory Member, Board of DirectorsPlanningMinistry of Gender, Children and – Statutory Member, Board of Directors Social ProtectionMinistry of Justice – Statutory Member, Board of DirectorsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
06Dec Rep. Griffin bill lowers barriers to broadband expansion The House Communications and Technology Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill, with bipartisan support, proposed by state Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan which streamlines requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way.County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity of lines and mains beneath the ground. Right-of-way permit requirements vary widely from county to county, creating an arduous process for telecommunication and video service providers. Griffin’s proposal helps to streamline that process.“The importance of improving internet service quality and speed is something that I consistently hear about from residents of the 66th District. With the importance of fast and reliable internet in today’s world, areas that do not have reliable access to high-speed broadband are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to keeping and attracting jobs and residents,” said Griffin. “We have to level the playing field for those who need these services in rural areas and ensure that government does not present a barrier to that expansion.”House Bill 5097 moves to the full House for consideration. Categories: Griffin News,News
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed the appointment of Keith Underwood as its new chief operating officer.Keith UnderwoodUnderwood took on the role in March while a full recruitment process took place and has position has now been made official. He was previously Channel 4’s director of strategy and technology.As COO Underwood will lead the Channel 4’s finance, technology, content management, workspace and business assurance teams and will be a key strategic advisor to CEO Alex Mahon.Prior to joining Channel 4, Underwood was vice president of strategy and digital media for Discovery Networks International, and previously worked in strategy roles at Sky and as a consultant at PwC.
STRABANE Community Project’s new ‘Grass Roots Concept’ has been announced as a joint winner of this year’s £2k Social Enterprise Competition run by Derry City & Strabane District Council as part of Enterprise Week 2019.£2,000 from the Council’s ‘Social Enterprise Innovation Seed Fund’ was up for grabs recently at Strabane District Caring Services as budding social entrepreneurs from throughout the City & District pitched their creative ideas for innovative projects they want to see get off the ground.Following the Social Enterprise Competition, £1k has now been awarded to ‘Strabane Community Project’ and ‘The Playtrail’ to help both groups set up a new shop / kitchen and training facilities. ShareTweet Derry and Strabane CouncilStrabane Community ProjectThe Playtrail£2k Social Enterprise Competition‘Grass Roots Café & Food Market’ joint winner of £2k Social Enterprise Ursula Doherty, Manager of Strabane Community Project said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded £1k from theSocial Enterprise Innovation Seed Fund!“This will make a huge impact in terms of us being able to buy cooking utensils, crockery and chefs’ clothing to help us to take this exciting project forward.“At the Strabane Community Project we’ve always been keen to develop a range of skill-building programmes, including cooking skills, money management and personal development, education programmes, training, etc.“Our café has also been greatly supported by the public and local businesses, community groups and outreach services who make use of the facilities to deliver meetings and events.“Our plans are under way for phase 2 of Grass Roots and work will be commencing in early April of the installation of a new larger kitchen to meet that increasing demand. “Indeed, it will also be a ‘training kitchen’ providing Level 1 & 2 accreditation in catering & hospitality. “Non-accredited courses will also be available for families and individuals who’d like to learn cooking skills or ‘How to cook on a budget’ programmes which will be delivered by the NW Regional College.“Importantly, we’re keen to help people come together and learn more about cooking – and in doing so better promote healthy living for residents in Strabane and the surrounding areas.”Danielle McNally, Business Officer with Derry City & Strabane District Council and a member of the four-strong panel who judged the £2k Social Enterprise competition, said: “I was delighted to judge this year’s pitching competition and hear from the many groups and social entrepreneurs from across the Council area who are interested in developing their new project idea.“Importantly, the ‘Social Enterprise Innovation Seed Fund’ is about rewarding and encouraging creativity, talent and innovative ideas within social enterprise.“As part of this year’s prize package both ‘Strabane Community Project’ and ‘The Playtrail’ will not only secure £1k in financial support, but can also avail of business support services from the Council which will help them grow.“It’s wonderful to see that funding for the larger working kitchen will provide much-needed training opportunities – and also benefit this great community space that is doing so much to unite residents across different backgrounds, ethnicities and ages.”‘Grass Roots Café & Food Market’ joint winner of £2k Social Enterprise was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Strabane Community Project will use the prize money to purchase cooking utensils, crockery and chefs’ clothing for larger kitchen facilities which will offer training opportunities and cooking workshops for people in the local area.Set up in 1987 to support older and more vulnerable residents in the area, Strabane Community Project also opened one of Northern Ireland’s first ‘social supermarkets’ under the management of Ursula Doherty in January 2018 to help people living in food poverty.The innovative new ‘social supermarket’ sells products reduced in price by up to 70% to people receiving welfare payments and tax credits. This allows them to purchase a range of cheaper items – including fresh and frozen food, dried goods, as well as fruit and vegetables – provided as surplus stock by the charity Fare Share
Racine-based Twin Disc Inc. plans to acquire Veth Propulsion, a Dutch firm specializing in marine propulsion and power control products, for approximately $58.6 million.The transaction is expected to close in July.“This is a culmination of a really an up to five year process of identifying where our marine markets were going, the technology and the products we were going to need in the future,” said John Batten, Twin Disc president and chief executive officer.Batten said Twin Disc, which makes power transmission equipment for marine and land-based applications, identified Veth as a potential partner five years ago, but a downturn in the oil and gas markets prevented an acquisition from coming together. Veth ultimately selected Twin Disc in 2015 as a distributor for Asian markets and in 2016 for North America, allowing the two companies to begin working together. “Twin Disc has worked with Veth Propulsion for over two years and the companies share similar cultures based on providing customers with high-quality products and leading design, engineering, and manufacturing services,” Batten said. “Veth Propulsion strategically expands our global market opportunity, increases our size, scale, and scope within the marine industry, and diversifies our end-market penetration. This is part of our continual strategy to diversify our geographies, markets, and products.”Veth is expected to generate about $60 million in sales this year. Twin Disc reported $168.2 million in sales during fiscal 2017, but had nearly eclipsed that total through three quarters this year as revenue increased 46 percent with a rebound in oil and gas markets.Adding Veth would make marine and propulsion systems about 62 percent of Twin Disc’s business, up from 52 percent. The deal will also diversify Twin Disc’s geographic mix, increasing European sales from 20 percent to 35 percent of the total.“We feel we have a very excellent chance of growing their business and growing our,” Batten said. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe