The deputy security director for Administration at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Monrovia office, James S. Jallah, and wife, Hannah Jallah, with other customers won a “Save & Win” promotion campaign from the First International Bank (FIBank) in Monrovia over the weekend.“I haven’t participated in any raffle draw before or to have won a prize from somewhere, but this Fibank “Save & Win” Promotion has changed my experience when it comes to banking in Liberia.” These were the words of Mr. Jallah when he was presented a symbolic round trip ticket to the United States of America by the FIBank Management.Mr. and Mrs. Jallah clinched to the prize on Friday, February 13, 2015; following more than six months of deadlock after the presentation ceremony was marred by the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.The couple and 14 others were on July 30, 2014, announced winners of the two-month promotion, which ran between June and July last year.There were 11 other winners of mobile phones and one each of a 32-inch LED television, 2.2KVA generator and a refrigerator.Mr. Jallah on behalf of the couple received the ticket before an audience of other winners, who received their prizes. The winners were accompanied by relatives and well-wishers inside the headquarters of the FI Bank on Broad Street in Monrovia.Mr. Jallah said he and his wife were happy to emerge as winners of the grand prize of the lottery and pledged the couple’s lifetime banking with FI Bank. Earlier in her mark, Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo, said it was a good thing that FI Bank had found as a way to give back to its customers.“It is not every bank that wants to give back to our customers such valuable prizes,” she told the FIB management during the presentation ceremony.Also speaking, the deputy managing director of bank, Rhonda Von Ballmoos, said the bank was grateful that it had encouraged people to save with them.“I know that saving at the bank is good for all of us. We want to thank you for participating in our “Save and Win” promotion. We know that saving is very important for us. It is not everybody that can do it, but if you can, it is a good thing to do,” she emphasized.FI Bank recorded a 30 percent increment in their customer database as the result of the “Save & Win” promotion.Entry into the lottery was simple: customers were encouraged to keep a balance of US$500 and then US$100 or their respective Liberian Dollar equivalents.The winners were the luckiest of all 7,191 customers qualified to participate in the draw on Friday. The round trip ticket was provided by L’Aphie Travels and Tours, and one of the pairs could be traveling in two months from now to the United States of America.Charles Wiah of Sinoe County won the giant-sized refrigerator provided by Haddid Electronics, while Edward Kanneh secured the LED 32-inch Samsung television also provided by Haddid Electronics. Davida Bestman and Currina Toe finalized the last of the four grand prizes, when they won the 2.2 KVA generator that was provided by PowerTech.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Linden electricity workersIn light of a two-day protest by workers of the Linden Utility Services Coop Society Limited (LUSCSL), a Terms of Resumption (TOR) was inked between the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union and the electricity company, which will see workers resuming duties today (Wednesday).Some of the workers during the two-day protestThe Field Officer for the Union, Alieshaw Barker, noted that although the company had initially refused to meet with the Union while the employees were on strike, the two sides met and had the agreement signed following protest action by employees attached to the lines department on Tuesday.Outlining numerous issues affecting them, the employees of the electricity company at Wismar had decided on a course of strike action on Monday. The workers stated that some of their main concerns were insufficient wages and salaries, safety issues, lack of allowances and what they considered to be the unfair suspension and dismissal of two employees.The employees had further related that the linesmen had requested height and risk allowances but had gotten no response in relation to their request. These concerns, they noted, seemed to have been falling on deaf ears for some time now.On Monday, Barker had indicated that if there were no conditions for Terms of Resumption by the company, the Union would have sought to have other employees join the strike in solidarity with the lines department.She had also pointed to issues, such as fear of dismissal and victimisation, which the workers may face following the protest actions.Barker had also referenced a correspondence which she handed over to the company on Monday on behalf of the Union, which outlined that the Union was in support of the strike.The letter, which was seen by this publication, indicated that the Union is prepared to meet with the electricity company on Tuesday with the view of having the situation returned to normalcy. The letter also stated that the concerns that were raised by the employees are on the card for discussions.However, Barker related that the Union has given the company seven working days to start the negotiations process and will prepare the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) moving forward.The TOR, seen by this publication, stated that, “Within 7 days following the full resumption of work the parties shall commence negotiation of a new Collective Labour Agreement (New CLA). The parties agree that the New CLA shall be based on the CLA, in particular as regards the resolution of Labour disputes. In the interim, pending negotiations and executions of the New CLA the parties agree to observe the CLA procedures for the resolution of such disputes…”It also stated, amongst other issues, that there should be no reprisals or discrimination against workers who downed tools for the two days.
Together with Mars #Believe we‘re getting Moose musically match fit so he can show his support for the England team this summer in France. Each week Moose will be challenged to sing the ‘We Love You England’ chant in a different style and this time out it’s rock.To help him we’ve enlisted the help of top singing coach, Xavier Jones to make sure he’s pitch perfect.Watch the video above to see how he got on in his practice session and make sure to look out for tomorrow’s video to see Moose rocking out!Mars #Believe also want you to get involved by singing your support for England. Just post your singing selfie videos of the ‘We Love You England’ chant on Twitter, using the hashtag #believe.
A huge congratulations to Karen McLean from Letterkenny who was the lucky winner of last week’s hamper, Richard from The Counter Deli will be in touch!!This week’s competition gives you the chance to win another hamper!Entering couldn’t be easier – just have a look at the wine gift selection of photos above from The Counter, Canal Road, Letterkenny and email email@example.com stating which of the gifts you’d like to see under the tree for Christmas!!! A winner will be drawn at random and announced next Thursday!The Counter has the perfect gifts this Christmas for the ones you love – and for the awkward ones – let them choose by getting them a voucher!!!” COMPETITION: WIN A FANTASTIC FREE CHRISTMAS HAMPER FROM THE AWARD WINNING COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CHristmascompetitionFeaturesfreeHAMPERnewsThe Counter Deli
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Drake University rowing team earned a third place finish at the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Sunday morning held on Lake Mercer. It is the highest finish for the Bulldogs at the conference championship event since the 2012 season. 3rd (7:14.954) – 2V8+ – Miranda Peterson (cox) (Duluth, Minn.), Madison Peterson (River Forrest, Ill.), Tristina Meister (Mitchell, Neb.), Alex Lueck (West Allis, Wis.), Jessica Rebischke (Lakeville, Minn.), Liz Long (Dayton, Ohio), Julie Shipley (St. Louis, Mo.), Shelley Hunter (Ontario, Calif.), Taylor Schaben (Portsmouth, Iowa) 2016 MAAC Championship – Drake Results4th (8:05.728) – V4+ – Sadie Robb (cox) (Norwood, Iowa), Elaine Fickau (Mukwonago, Wis.), Erica Thacker (Johnston, Iowa), Madeline Killian (Mendota Heights, Minn.), Elise Nikolic (Champlin, Minn.) “Our goal all year was to get to grand final (top 6) of each of the races and with the new format for the day because of the mid-morning weather forecast it came together well with our training and each boat’s chemistry,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “All of our boats were seeded in top seven so they were automatically placed in the grand final. I knew we would have a good day when the varsity 8 came out and was in the middle of things in their race and then each of the next two boats came out and did great.” The Bulldogs’ other two boats, the varsity 4+ and varsity 8+, each finished fourth in their respective races. The varsity 4+ boat had a nail bitter race with a time of 8:05.728 as it narrowly finished behind Jacksonville (8:04.797) and Marist (8:04.347), who went third and second, respectively, behind winner, Fairfield with a time of 7:55.880. The varsity 8+ boat clocked a time of 7:04.520 behind Jacksonville, Canisus and Marist. Jacksonville University won its third-consecutive MAAC women’s rowing championship with 56 points while Marist College took second with 53 points. Drake scored 44 just in front of Canisius College (43) followed by Fairfield University (40), Robert Morris University (31), Iona College (23), Stetson University (20), Sacred Heart University (14) and Manhattan College (6). Drake was led by its second varsity 8+ boat that claimed a third place finish in its race with a time of 7:14.954. The Bulldogs were edged by Jacksonville and Marist, respectively in the race. “We are ecstatic with how we did today,” DiSilvestro said. “Our seniors built the foundation of today so we are so glad to send them off with the third place finish. Our future is looking bright with the group coming back from today and with the 12 recruits we have coming in for next year.” 4th (7:04.520) – V8+ – Bri Varela (cox) (Olathe, Kan.), Sarah Frantik (Oswego, Ill.), Kayla Caldwell (St. Charles, Ill.), Gabrielle Brodek (Hampden, Maine), Sarah Larson (Watertown, S.D.), Kerstin Donat (Vilsbiburg, Germany), Kelsey Leahy (Madison, Wis.), Emily Householter (Wheaton, Ill.), Haley Abrams (Byron, Minn.)Print Friendly Version
Enjoying the Earagail Arts Festival Global Gathering in Letterkenny. ALL PICS BY NORTHWEST NEWS PIXA REAL GLOBAL VILLAGE GATHERING FOR EARAGAIL ARTS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 21st, 2014 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:Earagail Arts FestivalGlobal Gathering
Representatives of two Donegal hotels travelled to the Netherlands last week to target Dutch travel professionals and encourage more Dutch holidaymakers to visit the north west.The Abbey & Central Hotels and the Inishowen Gateway Hotel were among the Irish companies taking part in Tourism Ireland’s annual travel trade workshop in Amsterdam.The schedule included a series of one-to-one meetings, giving the participating companies from Ireland a platform to do business for 2020 with the Dutch travel professionals. The workshop also provided Tourism Ireland with an opportunity to announce Taste the Island in the Netherlands – an exciting new all-island initiative, developed by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI, involving more than 500 food and drink-related experiences over 59 days. Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in the Netherlands said: “The Netherlands is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland. In 2018, we welcomed almost 247,000 Dutch visitors. Tourism Ireland is rolling out an extensive programme of promotions in the Netherlands this autumn, to encourage more Dutch holidaymakers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the shoulder and off-season months.”Jeroen Van Boxem, Holidayguru; Joleene McDermott, Inishowen Gateway Hotel; Elaine McInaw, Abbey & Central Hotels; Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland; and Keith Farrell, Holidayguru, at Tourism Ireland’s annual trade workshop in Amsterdam. Donegal hoteliers go Dutch in Amsterdam was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:abbey hotelcentral hotelinishowen gatewayTourism Ireland
DENVER — Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski proved why they’re all stars. Erik Karlsson got in on the fun, as well.On a day where Burns and Pavelski received invitations to the 2019 NHL All Star Game at SAP Center, both players put together career nights, recording four points as the Sharks handed the Colorado Avalanche their sixth straight loss with a 5-4 win in Denver.Karlsson, who will also be representing the Sharks at the mid-winter classic on Jan. 26, picked up an assist, giving him points in …
The San Jose Sharks announced a plan Thursday to aid and honor the victims and first responders of last month’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, which left three victims dead and 12 others injured.The team will donate $10,000 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has organized the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund.A portion of the Sept. 22 Sharks Fan Fest proceeds will also go to the fund, and the team also said it will honor the shooting’s first responders during …
According to the analysts at research firm Gartner, mobile application stores are expected to generate revenues of nearly $7 billion over the course of this year. That figure is a combination of the $6.2 billion spent purchasing the mobile applications themselves combined with an additional $.6 billion generated through advertising revenues from in-app ads. Not surprisingly, Apple dominates this market, accounting for 99.4% of the market as of last year, states the report. Over the course of 2009, mobile application download revenue exceeded $4.2 billion, with eight out of every 10 apps downloaded offered free to end users, says Gartner. Going forward, the analysts predict mobile application stores’ revenue will grow to $29.5 billion by the end of 2013. That revenue, again, will be a combination of paid applications and free applications running ads. 3 Billion in Apple App Sales? Not ExactlyWhile we’re sure the general trend is correct as far as the growth of mobile application stores and Apple’s position as the market leader, we have to agree with the note that John Gruber recently made on his blog regarding these figures. He quotes a portion of the report where analyst Chris Foresman says: Earlier this month, Apple announced that sales had topped 3 billion; that means iPhone users downloaded 2.5 billion apps in 2009 alone. Gartner’s figures show another 16 million apps that could come from other platform’s recently opened app stores, giving Apple at least 99.4 percent of all mobile apps sold for the year.Gruber notes that Apple didn’t actually announce 3 billion in sales, they announced 3 billion downloads. In fact, you can see the original press release making this announcement here. Not only that, but another Gartner analyst Miguel Fontanez told us earlier this month that Apple, as a rule, does not disclose App Store revenues as a separate line item in their revenue reporting. That means that any estimation of Apple’s App Store sales are just that – an estimation. Last week, in speaking with Peter Farago of Flurry analytics to calculate App Store piracy numbers, we determined that Apple had generated approximately $750 million in sales to date. That’s 3 billion downloads over the lifetime of the App Store with roughly 25% of them being paid downloads. In other words, if Gartner used the 3 billion to determine Apple’s position as the market share leader in sales, then their calculations would be off. However, as Gruber also notes, if Gartner’s calculations are accurate regarding the other mobile platforms (16 million in app sales, they claim), then it’s clear that Apple still has the app store to beat… even if they don’t account for 99.4% of the market. We don’t expect Apple’s dominant position to change anytime soon – the company has momentum. In November 2009, Apple announced they offer over 100,000 applications and by now that number has likely grown even more. However, other mobile application stores are growing quickly, too. Google’s Android marketplace, for example, with its open nature unhampered by any sort of bogged-down app review process, has now topped 20,000 applications as of December. The Android mobile operating system is growing in popularity, too (usage increased 3% over the past three months), meaning it will soon be a contender for a hefty slice of that the app store pie in years to come. sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#Trends#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts