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Restaurant on Wheels Offers Affordable Prices

first_imgMr. Benjamin Darpoh, 40, of 19th Street in Monrovia has found the most effective way to bring food to his customers.“Customers call me and I supply them with food at affordable prices,” Darpoh said in an interview yesterday. Supplying food to his customers is done from a mobile restaurant.Described as ‘mobile kitchen’ the vehicle is equipped with a deep freezer, a microwave oven, an electric cooker, a mini freezer and many gadgets that make his venture workable.Darpoh, a father of two young children, said he decided to venture into this business to offer cheap but quality food service to people that do not have the time to go for lunch. “Catering runs in my family and for me it is a hobby. I love cooking, right. I learned it from my mother (Madam McLeod Darpoh, former Commerce Minister). I turned what became my hobby into a money-making venture,” he said.Darpoh said he started the business with assistance from one of his cousins. “A lot of people are not involved into this particular business and my cousin embraced the idea and today I am finally doing it,” he said.He admitted the cost to the venture is high, “and since I began two and half months ago, the profit is trickling in and I know that with time things will become better.”On the challenges he faces as the owner of a restaurant on wheels, he said the prices are not stable because of the inability of the Liberian government to regulate commodity prices. However, he is not deterred and is moving ahead.Mr. Darpoh urged Liberians to visit him on Broad Street, opposite Rivoli Cinema to taste his cuisine that is taking the city by storm.Some of the foods he offers include hot dogs, chicken burger/Hamburger, chicken sandwich, French fries, fried chicken, fried rice and chicken and chicken pie.Many of his customers are students of the nearby BW Harris High School. Sales are higher in the evening hours, he said, and he has offers for group services.“I’m working on delivery services to my customers anywhere in the city using motorbikes,” Darpoh said.For now the long white bus depicting his wares, is seen near the Rivoli Cinema with chairs set out for customers to enjoy the meals that only Ben Darpoh and his team can offer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brumskine Envisions First Round Victory

first_imgLP Standard Bearer Brumskine arrives at the party’s campaign launch amid thousands of supportersCongratulates partisans for demonstrating readiness for change in LiberiaBy Alvin Worzi and Robin Dopoe Jr. In his third-time bid for the Liberian presidency, Liberty Party standard bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, says he is now convinced that a first round victory for the party at the October 10 presidential and representative elections is certain.He told thousands of cheering supporters, “Your turnout today is a clear indication that LP will win this year’s elections during the first round.”The first round victory means a party must accumulate 50.1 per cent of the official votes to claim victory in the first round. Since 2005, or the last two presidential elections, the ruling Unity Party won the presidency through a run-off with the Congress for Democratic Change, essentially knocking out the LP in the first round. .However, some politicians, including those at the Liberty Party, are announcing to the world that things would change, this time around.Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the Party’s official launch in Monrovia over the weekend, Brumskine, overwhelmed by the sight, told them that the Party is poised to change Liberia for the good of everyone and not a privileged few, if elected on October 10.Dressed in their green and white official colors of the Party, the partisans overfilled the party’s grounds, overflowing onto the stretch of Tubman Boulevard from Old Road Junction to Nigeria House Junction, obstructing traffic.Showing his appreciation for their presence, Cllr. Brumskine thanked them for making the world know that, “you are ready to change this country. It’s time for us to change this country that everyone will enjoy it, but we must do that by winning big.”He assured the euphoric partisan crowd that Vice Standard Bearer Harrison Karnwea “and I are ready to bring the change you want to Liberia and to the people.”Cllr. Brumskine said Liberia belongs to everyone and as such, there’s no need for them to suffer. “We can achieve this by voting the Liberty Party on October 10 polls,” he said.The LP standard bearer said it is time to take government monies from Monrovia and invest it in rural areas of the country as part of the efforts to empower citizens in the leeward counties. He said it was time for retirement benefits to be given to the old people, especially those who reside in the rural areas to ensure that they have better living conditions.“I will need your support to get the representatives and senators, especially those people who support Joe Boakai. I need to have them agree to cut their salaries so that our children can go to school, and our old people can have retirement benefits and the disabled people can be taken care,” he said.The LP flag bearer also promised to improve the health sector, infrastructure and education to foster economic growth and to create more opportunities for the young people.Cllr. Brumskine about free education as a commitment to his supporters and to the country, which he said will help the children to get the necessary education.“I will cut my salaries by 30 percent, including VP Karnwea, and all the cabinet ministers, but I will need your support. To achieve this, I want you to press on your Senators that have pledged support to VP Boakai to support me so that together we can make this work,” Cllr. Brumskine said.He said by cutting down the salaries of government officials it will help reduce income inequality and save government resources to invest in other critical sectors of development.Cllr. Brumskine renewed calls to Liberians not to vote Unity Party’s standard bearer and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to power because voting him will see the occurrence of one thing over and over without any change.He said he can make the necessary changes to the country because “I have the experience, which has been tested in the past with positive results. I also have the academic qualifications as well.”Brumskine served as President Pro Tempore in President Charles Taylor’s administration.“All of you know that I have the education, experience, and the ability to lead this country. I was there before and I understand what it means for you. I need a mandate from you by telling the Liberian people that we all agree to make Liberia a better place,” Cllr. Brumskine said.Cllr. Brumskine also promised to take the country’s monies out of the capital, Monrovia, and invest in leeward counties, which will bring about development and prosperity.The party’s campaign rally was colored by cultural performances, which took place at both in and outside of the headquarters, and a number of young Liberian recording artists also performed as well.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SBVC upsets Orange Coast

first_imgSimeone Baker had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Ronisha Edwards had 12 points as 13th-seeded San Bernardino Valley shocked 4th-seeded Orange Coast, 61-59, in a Southern California Regional playoff game at Orange Coast College. Jasmine Marshall added 11 points for the Wolverines (20-9), who held the Pirates to 22 points below their season scoring average. SBVC will face the winner of Fullerton and Santa Barbara in the regional finals on Mar. 3. “Obviously, this win is huge for us,” coach Sue Crebbin said. “We were the only ones who thought we could win this game.” Courtney Ford had a game-high 21 points, but was the only player in double figures for the Pirates, who finish 28-4. Valley kept the game close at half, trailing 27-26 despite shooting just 22.9 percent from the field. Still, Crebbin felt that was the turning point of the game. The Wolverines also used superior rebounding, grabbing 35 in the first half and 54 for the game compared with just 39 for the Pirates. “At halftime with the score where it was I knew we were in good shape,” Crebbin said. “We just had to get through the first five minutes without fouling anybody out.” Valley trailed for most of the game, but eventually took the lead with about eight minutes remaining, getting the advantage as high as 55-50 with 4:23 left in the contest. OCC had a chance to tie the ballgame late, but Ford missed a pair of putback attempts in close and the Wolverines were able to survive a pair of missed free throws with six seconds left. center_img CHAFFEY BASEBALL Sophomore right-hander Alex Caldera threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts as the host Panthers won, 1-0, over Mt. SAC (9-8). The Panthers’ (8-6) Tyler Losner hit a two-out double in the third inning that scored Michael Johnson for the game’s only run. Chaffey plays at Mt. SAC at 6 p.m. tonight. CAL POLY BASEBALL One day after edging UC San Diego by a run, the Broncos fell short against the Tritons, dropping a 2-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association contest Friday at Scolinos Field. Cal Poly Pomona (7-5, 1-1) stranded nine runners, including three in the eighth inning. UC San Diego (9-5, 1-1) got the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and a pair of relievers preserved the lead. The two teams will complete the four-game series with a doubleheader at UC San Diego today beginning at 11 a.m. LA VERNE BASEBALL The Leopards won a SCIAC contest with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over rival Occidental. Pinch-hitter Brad Licher hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to give La Verne (2-6, 1-0) a league-opening victory over the Tigers (6-2, 3-1). Reliever Grant Wheatley (1-0) picked up the his first win of the year for the Leos. 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

DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT

first_imgFáilte Ireland is calling for local communities in Donegal to get involved in the development of a significant new driving route for the west coast.The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route for tourists, featuring a 1,400km driving route from Donegal to West Cork.The tourism authority will be holding a series of public exhibitions and consultation sessions along the west coast in November and December. Two meetings will be held in County Donegal and these include –DONEGAL TOWN – Wednesday 5th December @ 11am to 2pm in the Millpark HotelLETTERKENNY – Wednesday 5th December @ 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel.Over the past three months, Fáilte Ireland together with all the Local Authorities along the West Coast – including the Leader Companies, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Western Development Commission – has examined a range of route options for the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now seeking the views of tourism businesses and communities on a preferred route which has been identified.Funding of €1.8 million was announced earlier this year for a pilot stage of the Wild Atlantic Way project in Connemara which is now under way.Speaking today about the project, Paddy Mathews from Fáilte Ireland said “The next two years will involve a lot of hard work – developing a series of world class viewing points along the west coast, erecting directional signs, developing loops and itineraries in each of the destinations through which the route passes and devising a comprehensive marketing strategy and campaign.“Most importantly though, we will be working with the local tourism industry so that they are ready to capitalise on the opportunities that will be on offer as a result of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Fáilte Ireland will publish a Route Identification Report on its website (www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway) on Wednesday 14th November, which will contain proposals for a ‘preferred route’ for the Wild Atlantic Way. Views and comments are being invited and should be received in writing by Friday 14th December. To begin the development process, the spine of the route will be identified – the single route that will lead the visitor along the Atlantic coast – and then later in 2013, it will be supplemented by identifying loops off the spine which will encourage visitors to circulate within the wider destinations along the west coast.It is anticipated that the Wild Atlantic Way will be launched in 2014 – the current stage, identifying the route, is only the start of the process to develop a driving route to rival the best in the world.DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT was last modified: November 13th, 2012 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:donegalFailte IrelandThe Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Decision to allow circuit court appeals to be heard in Letterkenny welcomed

first_imgThe decision from the President of the High Court to allow circuit court appeal hearings to be heard at Letterkenny courthouse in future has been welcomed. The decision comes following a request from the Donegal TD to the Courts Service in which he urged the organisation to do more to facilitate litigants resident in the county by having cases heard at local courts instead of the long-standing practice of hearings being held at courts in Sligo and Mayo. Describing the decision as a ‘victory for common sense’, Pearse Doherty said: “At present, it’s my understanding that it’s been the long-standing practice of the Courts Service to have all civil appeal cases heard at courts in either Sligo or Castlebar.“This has meant that, even in instances where a case has originated in Donegal, no subsequent appeal hearings were held locally.“As a result, I have received correspondence from constituents expressing their frustration at the inconvenience, as well as the financial burden, which having to travel to attend these hearings is causing them.“Many of those have spoken about not being able to see any justifiable reason for the practice, and have understandably pointed to the fact that the Courthouse in Letterkenny, which has just recently been opened after a major redeveloped, could play host to such cases.“Having listened to their legitimate concerns, I wrote to the Courts Service to ascertain why all Circuit Court Appeal cases relating to litigants in Donegal were continuing to be transferred outside of the county.“I am happy to now report that I have received a response from the organisation in which it’s been confirmed that, after some consultation between the Courts Service and the President of the High Court, it’s been agreed that they are in favour of having Circuit Court Appeals heard at Letterkenny.“Furthermore, and following on from my request, the Principal Registrar in the High Court is currently making the relevant arrangements with Courts Service Regional authorities and local management in Letterkenny for a sitting of the High Court to be held in Letterkenny during this July.“I’ve been advised that, once these arrangements are finalised, all courts staff will inform practitioners of the dates in question.“I am happy that this decision has been reached, it is a victory for common sense, and I genuinely hope that this development will result in litigants and other relevant stakeholders being able to enjoy easier access when attending hearings.”Decision to allow circuit court appeals to be heard in Letterkenny welcomed was last modified: March 25th, 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) Tags:letterkennyLetterkenny courthousePearse Dohertylast_img read more