‘Go Beyond Your Thinking’

first_imgThe proprietor of Rosna Services Inc., Ms. Hannah Blackett, has urged Liberian entrepreneurs “to go beyond their thinking” to provide adequate services to Liberian consumers.In an interview on October 28, she said the government cannot do everything for all the citizens, so it is time that the citizens go beyond their thinking by improving on whatsoever business they are involved in to international standards.She said Liberians shouldn’t be just satisfied with what is available, but should seek the positive aspects of their businesses to meet up with both national and international demands.Ms. Blackett, who runs the Rosna Services Inc., a business that caters for steel giant Arcelor Mittal in both Yekepa and Buchanan, encouraged Liberian entrepreneurs to provide services that show that they are competent to handle their responsibilities up to international standards.“The sky should be our limit, and let’s continue progressing in whatsoever we are involved in; it could be catering services or any other business, the best thing is to keep improving until you meet the standards, both national and international,” she said.“During the Ebola epidemic, we imported all our vegetables and hired expatriates that are currently working in the canteen. They provided training for our Liberian sisters and brothers on how to maintain themselves in terms of their dress code and how to do catering.“When we started this business, we tried our best to meet up to the standard that we are today; if we were to relent, this catering would have fallen into the hands of foreigners.”Madam Blackett has meanwhile urged Liberians, especially those involved in catering, to do their best to improve on the standard that will meet the needs of their customers.The Rosna Services Inc. has in it employ over 300 young Liberians and some international staff that are running canteens in both Yekepa and Buchanan for Arcelor Mittal Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US China in talks over potential cyberspace armscontrol deal

first_imgAdvertisement Could cyber attacks one day be governed by treaties like those limiting the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons? The US and China are reportedly taking a first step in that direction.The countries are discussing a mutual promise not to launch a first-strike attack with cyber weapons on the other country’s critical infrastructure, such as power plants, hospitals and banks, The New York Times reported Saturday.The talks are geared toward producing a deal that would be announced next week during China President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US, the Times said, citing unnamed officials involved in the negotiations. – Advertisement – Such an announcement might not mention an official rule barring attacks on critical systems, a Times source said. Rather, it could involve a general embrace of a United Nations code of conduct that spells out nonbinding “principles of responsible behavior” regarding the use of cyber weapons like malicious software.Nonetheless, the UN guidelines single out attacks on critical infrastructure as the “most harmful,” and the negotiations could evolve into the first-ever arms-control deal for cyberspace, the Times said.[related-posts]The news comes amid increased tension between the US and China over hacking and cyber spying. In June, the FBI said it suspected Chinese hackers of an attack on the US government’s personnel office that compromised the data of millions of current and former federal workers. And in August, officials with the Obama administration told The Washington Post that the US was developing a range of “unprecedented” economic sanctions against China over online espionage.The deal under discussion wouldn’t prohibit such spying, or the theft of intellectual property, but it would, the Times said, “be a first effort by the world’s two biggest economic powers to prevent the most catastrophic use of cyber weapons.” It’s not clear, though, how effective a cyber weapons treaty would be, the Times noted. Unlike a missile strike, a cyber attack can be tough to track, making deterrence and retaliation difficult.“It could create some self-restraint,” a Harvard professor who studies US power told the Times, but “how do you verify it, and what is its value if it can’t be verified?”The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the Times report.[CNET]last_img read more