In fulfillment of a promise made to government and in furtherance of its corporate social responsibility to the country, the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Liberia has donated an additional US$300,000.00 to the national Ebola Task Force headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The bank, through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Madam Chioma Mang, said that the fund was intended to help eradicate the Ebola virus from the country.CEO Mang made the presentation to President Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia yesterday. Also in attendance were Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and scores of UBA officials.The CEO reassured President Sirleaf and Liberians that UBA is here to stay, no matter what the country is going through. “We will support the well-meaning efforts of your administration in rebuilding and repositioning Liberia. We will stand with you.”As an indigenous Pan African Bank, UBA has shown strong commitment to the countries of the Ebola “hot spots” where they do business. The bank has also remained open for business in the respective countries including Liberia, even at the peak of the crisis.UBA made an initial donation of a brand new truck to support the logistics of the Ebola Response Team. The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, through his foundation, in August also made a donation of US$600,000.00 to affected countries. This came as one of the earliest responses from any private sector organization or individual to the crisis.“It is our belief in UBA, driven by the strong passion of the Chairman of the UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, that Africans should lead the way for solution to Africa’s problems.“Commitment to Africa’s long-term progress is engraved in the UBA’s DNA and is irrevocable,” Madam Mang said during the presentation ceremony.“While we commend all previous donors, both local and international, we call strongly on corporate Africa not to relent, but continue their donations in the fight against the ‘unwanted visitor to West Africa’,” said Madam Mang.President Sirleaf commended the Bank and said that Liberia could not have achieved the level of progress now without support and partnership, “especially from our African brothers and sisters like UBA.”She said the bank’s chairman, Tony Elumelu, has been of great help to Liberia through his partnership and has for a long time expressed interest in Liberia’s growth and potentials.She used the opportunity to remind the UBA’s top management of the post-Ebola reconstruction era as financial institutions partnering with Liberia will be greatly needed in this direction.President Sirleaf encouraged the bank and other financial institutions to begin planning for the post-Ebola economic revitalization which she said will focus on agriculture and macro-finance.The Liberian leader acknowledged President Good-Luck Jonathan of Nigeria, who she said was the first to commit support to affected countries, an initiative she said corporate Nigeria began to emulate.Ambassador Chigozie Obi-Nnagozie commended the Liberian government for being committed to the process of saving lives. She said, “I’m pleased to see what has happened here, which is in support of your tenacious leadership, Madam President. Nigeria is with Liberia.”Ambassador Nnagozie indicated that whatever affects Liberia also affects Nigeria, and as such the latter will also be in the position to help the former.Meanwhile, UBA has offered its Unique Payment Solution (UPS), the UBA Africard Powered by VISA Prepaid Card to the government of Liberia. This, the bank said, would help to alleviate the problems encountered in making payments of salaries and allowances to the numerous healthcare workers in the country.The new UPS allows the salaries and allowances to be uploaded to the Prepaid Salary Card which the beneficiaries can use to access cash from the bank’s Automatic Transfer Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (POS) machines deployed strategically in Monrovia and around the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The second male suspect allegedly involved in a recent viral sex tape with a female Linden teenager has been released from Police custody.The man who hails from Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) was on Friday released on $60,000 station bail, after spending 72 hours in Police custody in Linden.Dead: Sherwin Apple, also called “Yellow”He was taken into custody for questioning on Tuesday and was said to be assisting with investigations into the matter. E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden on Friday noted that a report has been prepared and advice is being sought from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the way forward with the matter.“It is a sexual offence and so we have prepared a report to seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions,” he noted. While there was no prior Police report on the incident, officers responded after a string of explicit sexually-related videos involving two males and the teen went viral on Monday.Both the teen and her mother were reportedly questioned by Police in relation to the incident.Investigations took another turn when the other male suspect, Sherwin Apple, also called “Yellow”, was found dead on the Kitty seawall on Tuesday. The post-mortem examination on the body of the 41-year-old of Kitty, Georgetown, and of Silvertown, Linden, gave the cause of death as asphyxiation/strangulation with added compression to the neck.However, Crime Chief Lydon Alves when contacted told Guyana Times that several persons were questioned in relation to the man’s death but no arrests were made. He noted that the Police will continue their investigations until the murder is solved.
– / 24 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share DWIGHT FREENEYDespite being 33 years old and in the pre-season, he still gets respect. The Cardinals’ scout defense was giving the first teamers a look with 10 players wearing white jerseys. One player wore the red 93 to represent Freeney. The coaches gave the defensive formation and play to the other 10, then told “Freeney” what he was to do.DARYL WASHINGTONAnother interception. I’ve been to every practice but one. He has a pick or a tip in every practice I’ve been to.JARON BROWNYou never know if you can read into this or not. Andre Roberts walked past me in gym shoes. I had no idea what was wrong. Since I wasn’t expecting him out, I quickly went over to watch receiving drills.During 7-on-7 drills, every time the Cards went three-wide with a TE and RB (sophisticated people say “11 personnel,” but I’m not sophisticated), Brown was in with Fitz and Floyd. When they went to team drills, I didn’t see the same formation come up for the ones so I don’t know if Brown is officially the number-four WR behind Roberts. This may have been a clue who has the leg up on the WR battle.The next decision would be between Charles Hawkins and former Sun Devil Kerry Taylor. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo PATRICK PETERSONPost pattern. Caught it four yards deep in the end zone. Full-out sprint. In two steps regained complete body control. Jumped off of one-leg. Dunked the ball over the crossbar. If you’re not aware, the crossbar is the same height as a basketball rim.I’ve also heard that he taught himself how to play golf. The guy is an amazing athlete and even better person. Add to it that Denver wanted Von Miller over this guy and the Cardinals are looking good. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact