‘Honesty Should Be the Hallmark of Your Leadership’

first_imgInducted officials of the National Teacher’s Association of Liberia Credit Union Cooperative (NTALCUC) …CDA Registrar General Cautions New LeadershipThe Acting Registrar General of the Cooperative Development Agency (CDA), Regina Sokan-Teah has challenged the newly inducted officials of the National Teacher’s Association of Liberia Credit Union Cooperative (NTALCUC) to protect their character for the forward match of the institution.Madam Sokan-Teah spoke when she inducted into office new leadership of NTALCUC over the weekend in Sinkor. NTALCUC, following a successful conduct of its elections, elected 15 persons from various counties to steer the affairs of the organization.Addressing her audience, she said nowadays leaders forget to know that they were elected to serve the people, but when they ascend to power they no longer protect their integrity and the institution that they work for. This, she said, has become  a serious challenge and that over the years created lot of problems for the society. “It is important to have the fear of God as a leader so that you can never be moved easily by evil deeds,” she stated.She challenged them to be cognizant of the fact that the best thing a good leader can do to save oneself from public outcry and to save the image of the entity by upholding their integrity, which is a recipe to building a vibrant institution.According to her, if a leader has financial discipline, he or she is capable of working any part of the world. Madam Sokan-Teah said with the overall responsibility of the CDA, which gives them all rights to audit the NTALCUC, her office will not hesitate to dismiss any one who will be caught in financial scandal.“You are representing thousands of people in Liberia; therefore please provide the kind of leadership that will transform the society and not a kind of leadership that is dictatorial,” she concluded.The Chairman and the Board of Directors of NTALCU,  Joeson B. Whisnant, admonished his colleagues to work together for the common good of the organization and the public in general. Mr. Whisnant said the viability of the entity depends on a collective contribution. “In our endeavor to make NTALCUC more viable, our first priority is to embark on an awareness campaign to encourage most of our teachers to become member of the credit union,” he declared.He also assured his colleagues of providing more training opportunity for its members across Liberia to enable them become efficient in the performance of their duties. He further promised to conduct a nationwide tour that will provide other teachers the necessary awareness about the existence of the NTALCUC in the country.He said for so long teachers in Liberia have suffered because there was no credit union in the teachers association to help buttress the little salary they earned to pay their children school fees. He noted that the existence of NTALCUC has brought them a total relief, adding that it is about time that teachers take advantage of this union.Mr. Whisnant said he was optimistic of the kind of leadership inducted at the credit union and noted that they are going to make the difference in the country. “The only way we can make NTALCUC second to none in Liberia, is to be united in all that we do,” he stated.Those who occupied positions include;  Mr. Joeson Whisnant (Bong), chairman; Mr. Wubor M. Bazzie (Lofa), co-chairman; Madam Charlotte M. Coleman (Bomi), Treasurer; and Mr. David A. Jarr (River Gee), Chaplain.Other members include Isaac Q. Frederick (Grand Gedeh), Joshua Biomah, (Gbarpolu); Mary W. Mulbah (NTAL Central office); Samuel Y. Johnson, Sr. (central office); Thomas Nyantee (Grand Kru); Daniel Zeo (Rivercess); George Nyuma (Maryland); Peter Zubah (Montserrado); Peter Karmei (Nimba); and Ernest Falkia (Grand Cape Mount).Also elected are members of the Advisory Board, which include: Abraham P. Johnson (Montserrado), Chairman; Andrew Korkolu (Central office), Member; and Francis Pratt (Margibi), Member.The NTALCUCS was established in 2013 during the 64th Convention of the NTAL in Kakata, Margibi County with the aim of providing fair, honest and proactive leadership with the requisite skills and knowledge to steer the affairs of the credit union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal TD calls for support on bill to cut “rip off” insurance costs

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on all parties to support Sinn Féin’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill, which reaches Report and Final Stages in the Dáil this afternoon (Weds). This legislation would reform insurance contracts, increase transparency and tilt the balance in favour of the consumer – according to the Sinn Fein Deputy.Speaking ahead of today’s bill, Deputy Doherty said: “Rip-off insurance costs are squeezing incomes and closing down businesses across the State. “People are wondering how their premiums can go up every year even though they haven’t even made a claim. The insurance market isn’t working for policyholders. For the past three years, the Government have done nothing to reduce insurance costs.“At the same time, companies are making massive profits while we are charged rip-off premiums. Despite the cost and number of claims going down, premiums continue to rise.“Sinn Féin wants to stamp out fraud, ban unfair pricing by insurance companies, reduce premiums and increase protections for consumers in insurance contracts.“Our Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill, which reaches Report and Final Stages of the Dáil on Wednesday, would do just that, tilting the balance in favour of the consumer. “By increasing transparency and strengthening the hand of the policyholder before, during and after the terms of their insurance contract.“This legislation would go further than the Central Bank’s new regulations this month. They required companies to provide only the last year’s premium for customers renewing their motor insurance.“This bill would require companies to inform the customer of the past 3 years of premiums paid and claims received for all non-life insurance contracts. This would increase transparency and strengthen our hands when we look for a better deal each year.“Any company that cancels a policy would have to pay the customer the outstanding balance of the premium paid and make it easier for the customer to withdraw from a contract.“It would also require a company to inform customers of any claim made against their policy, allowing them to submit their own evidence and informing them of the cost of any claim against their policy that has been settled. “The legislation would also make it harder for an insurer to wriggle out of paying valid claims on grounds that have nothing to do with the accident or loss incurred by the policyholder.“In short, this would bring huge benefits to policyholders, and I am urging all parties to stop talking about insurance and start helping policyholders by voting for this Bill.“Sinn Féin wants to take on the insurance industry and ending the rip-off. By stamping out fraud, protecting consumers, banning dual pricing and bringing down premiums. Today’s legislation is a part of that work.”Donegal TD calls for support on bill to cut “rip off” insurance costs was last modified: November 13th, 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:car insurancePearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

Urbana FFA hosts productive officer retreat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016-2017 Urbana FFA officer retreat was held on June 1st and continued through the 2nd. After taking officer photos, goals were set for the upcoming school year. The focus was on chapter and team goals while setting up percentages for improvement. The picnic table for fair was sanded and finished by several officers, and others helped clean out and transfer items from Mr. Wilhelm’s shop for the school renovations. A lunch of BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad was prepared by the team. Plans for the new school year were made, officer meetings were planned, and events were scheduled. AET was updated as far as dates and meetings. The importance of uploading photos and keeping up to date were stressed. Students then broke out to work on personal duties like officer books, articles, receipts and disbursements, and correspondences. Lots of work was diligently completed and the team headed out for Indian Lake. During the first night at the campgrounds, tents were pitched and food was cooked over a fire. The officers and advisors played team bonding games and activities, after taking time to learn a little about everyone. The second day at the campgrounds everyone helped tear down tents and cleaned up. After driving to the dock, the team rode around on a pontoon boat, looking at the houses and environment. The group then went tubing from the back of the pontoon and enjoyed their time on the lake. Lunch was had at the Tilton Hilton. After a last trip on the pontoon back to the dock, everyone headed out to return to the school. The team is excited for a year together to grow together and succeed as a chapter.last_img read more

TY Tang shines in one-off return

first_imgAfter Paolo Pontejos’ gutsy drive gave the lead back to the Heavy Bombers, 104-103, the Scratchers had one last chance to win the game in the last 7.2 ticks and went to Tang, but he air-balled his three-point attempt at the buzzer.“I was thinking of a Cinderella-story at that point in time. I thought it was gonna be a good ending for me,” he said.No go for TY Tang! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/jNnZvuwVEy— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018Despite the loss, the current St. Benilde coach was happy to have been alongside his wards even for just a game as he hoped to have been an example to his players.“It was a good learning curve for the CSB guys,” he said as he has his sights set for the Blazers’ run in the upcoming NCAA Season 94.Tang elaborated: “I’ve been telling them that it’s really the smarts in the game that you need to have. More than the talent, it’s always the IQ and the skill level. You might have the talent, but if you don’t know how to use it, it will still be difficult. You have to play with five players inside the court, and that’s what coach Charles, me and the rest of the coaching staff are trying to instill in our team. Everybody has to rotate, everybody has to move the ball, share the ball, because that’s how we’re gonna get.””Hopefully, we bring that kind of experience to our campaign this coming season. Hopefully, we get there in a few months’ time.” PBA IMAGESGo for Gold assistant coach TY Tang clarified that his comeback tour is good for only one game.“It’s just a one-game contract,” said Tang on Tuesday. “Coach Charles (Tiu)’s offer was just too grand that I can’t say no. He told me he’ll treat me.”ADVERTISEMENT He almost became the Scratchers’ savior late in the game.The 33-year-old got fouled by JRU guard Jed Mendoza with 16.6 seconds left and canned his two freebies to put Go for Gold up, 103-102.TY Tang puts Go for Gold up, 103-102 with 16.6 left! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/KBAltwQy9U— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Admittedly out of shape for his first organized game in almost three years, Tang was satisfied with how he fared, finishing the game with two points, three assists, and a rebound in his 15 minutes of action.But his run stops there as the Scratchers continue their search for a replacement for Kent Salado, who re-injured his MCL on his right knee in the team’s 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At least, I still performed well. But that’s all of it. It’s just really one game for me,” the seven-year PBA veteran said. “We’re still looking for a replacement for Kent right now. Hopefully, we get somebody in replacement of him so that we can continue on with our campaign for this conference.“But Tang, who last played with Mighty Sports in 2016, showed signs that he still got game — and more. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Rondina powers UST past Adamson in 3 sets for 2nd win

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Leaning on Cherry Rondina anew, the Golden Tigresses improved to 2-2 and created a massive four-way logjam at the third spot with the Lady Falcons, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University.Hit with injuries, UST played without two key players in libero Rica Rivera (leg) and hitter Milena Alessandrini (shoulder).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlessandrini’s absence meant that UST had to find a replacement for the 11.7 scoring average the Filipino-Italian rookie brings to the table for the Golden Tigresses.UST’s offensive spark, apart from Rondina, came from Dimdim Pacres, who had 13 points against the Lady Falcons. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Jema Galanza led Adamson with 10 points. LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Golden Tigresses head coach Kung Fu Reyes said it was, ironically, Adamson head coach Air Padda that gave them the motivation against the Lady Falcons.“The players wrote the articles where coach Air said that UST won’t win relying on just one person alone,” said Reyes in Filipino. “They had a different response when a different coach made the same observation.”After UST labored just to get the second set, the Golden Tigresses had a steadier path come the third set.The Golden Tigresses were in firm control of Adamson in the third set leading 10-3 early on, although this was an error on Lady Falcon Chiara Permentilla’s part, Alina Bicar then had two straight service aces to give UST a 16-9 lead.Rondina finished the match with a game-high 22 points while Carla Sandoval added nine.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Undermanned University of Santo Tomas blanked Adamson University, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, to earn its second win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more