Tufaie Foundation Revamps Activities

first_imgThe Tufaie Foundation Child Care and Middle School located in Ganta has stepped up its services by procuring a brand new school bus to meet the transportation needs of its students.The proprietor of the school, Benedict Domah, told the Daily Observer that the school decided to purchase a bus owing to the serious difficulty the students encounter in reaching the campus on time each morning.He added that many of the students are between the ages of three and 15 years, and for them to be riding commercial motorcycles to school poses danger to their lives, as well as constrains them to leave the campus late after school hours.Mr. Domah said in order for the students to be adequately prepared academically, the school is using a Ghanaian curriculum as a reference guide to the Liberian curriculum and ensuring that full attention is given them in their lessons.Tufaie Foundation is among the leading toddler schools in Ganta, where most of the business people send their children to acquire quality education.During a visit to the campus by this reporter, it was discovered that many of the first graders who are ages four to six, have developed good writing skills, while many of the seventh and eighth graders are at the ages of 13 and 14.The older students, Mr. Domah said, are taken on a field trip every semester to see for themselves some of the historical sites such as mounts Nimba and Tokadeh and the Kpatawee Water Fall in Suakoko, Bong County because these are some of the places that are discussed in their social studies class.While the government is yet to provide subsidy to the school, Mr. Domah praised GoL for recently training and providing incentives for their teachers.The incentive was part of money the government allotted for private school teachers under the reference, “Ebola money.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shell buys Duvernay Oil Corp.

first_imgDuvernay Oil Corp. has agreed to be taken over by Shell Canada Ltd. The deal is worth $5.9 billion including assumed debt. Duvernay has significant land holdings in the Montney natural gas play north of Fort St. John – a region that has drawn a great deal of attention from major Canadian and U.S. energy companies.Shell, one of Canada’s biggest natural gas producers, has already teamed up with EnCana Corp. (TSX:ECA) to develop the emerging Haynesville shale play in Louisiana and Texas, so the Duvernay takeover will serve to deepen its unconventional gas business.In May of this year, the B.C.Government announced it had made a record $441 million in land sales, with a large parcel next to Duvernay’s Montney position garnering the biggest price.Advertisement – Advertisement -While the buyer of that land was not revealed at the time, there had been a lot of speculation that it was Shell, said BMO Capital Markets analyst Mark Leggett. “The market’s love for the Montney Northeast B.C. natural gas play is so strong that the possibility of Duvernay becoming a target was speculated upon by investors,” Leggett said, adding that the takeover price was in line with his expectations. The Duvernay takeover is likely a harbinger of more consolidation in the Montney play, Leggett said.The Boards of Duvernay and Shell have unanimously endorsed the deal, which requires approval from shareholders and regulators.Duvernay was founded in 2001 and has 1,800 square kilometres of land holdings in the sedimentary basin in Western Canada. It produces 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and is aiming to increase output to 70,000 boe/d by 2012.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following suspicious person complaint

first_imgIf you have information regarding crime or suspicious activity, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. – Advertisement -Marissa LaLonde (34), of Peace River, has been charged with the following: Both LaLonde and McCrea are due to appear in court on Jan. 6, 2020.Advertisement On Dec. 5, 2019, just after 1:30 a.m., RCMP received a call from a resident in the rural area of Sexsmith. The caller reported an unfamiliar car and two people at the end of his driveway. One occupant had approached the caller’s residence requesting help, saying the car was stuck. Feeling this was suspicious, the resident contacted the RCMP for assistance. Police attended and located the car stuck in the ditch. Police identified the male and female occupants of the vehicle. Further investigation led police to locate 52 grams of methamphetamine, 18 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of cannabis, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, and brass knuckles. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP have charged two people with drug and weapons offences, after receiving a suspicious persons complaint.center_img Unsafe transport of a firearmUnauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicleFail to Comply with Recognizance x4 This situation demonstrates the crucial role the public plays in helping police keep our communities safe. The RCMP would like to thank the public, and this resident, for the information provided to police. Kevin McCrea (31), of Peace River, has been charged with the following: Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2Possession of a prohibited weaponUnsafe transport of a firearmUnauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehiclePossession of Government Issued DocumentsFail to Comply with Recognizance x3last_img read more

World Aids Day: five things you need to know

first_img1 December 2015The first day of December is observed the world over as World Aids Day, a special commemoration of the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. Begun in 1988 as a way to fight the stigma of the disease and educate people about prevention and treatment, the ultimate objective of World Aids Day 2015 is: Getting to Zero.1. The origin of World Aids DayFrom Visually.Share on Share on EmbedTap to Expand Embed the above image on your site Customize size read more

Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 129 | Trade Talk and Thanksgiving Preparation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dale, Bart, and Kolt have returned from a week in Kansas City for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. They meet back up with Matt for the podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Dusty and Matt talk with Ben Frobrose of Wood County, Kolt catches up with Hannah Thompson Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, and Matt has an update from the Ohio Christmas Tree Association on Operation Evergreen.last_img