‘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

FSJ soccer needs you

first_imgThe Fort St. John soccer club had its AGM last week – and is still in desperate need of a few executives. A Head Coach, Chief Referee, and Ref Coordinator are all needed – and if these positions aren’t filled the season is in grave danger of being cancelled.FSJ soccer also needs need coaches, they need refs (refs are paid, can get their certification through the club, and if you’re in high-school you can get credit towards your graduation)A few divisions are also still open for player registrations, the U-8, U10, U14, men’s and women’s – so anyone interested is strongly encouraged to get involved in the local soccer scene, you are wanted now more than ever.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Djerejian available to comment on Middle East developments

first_imgShareEXPERT ALERTJeff Falk713-348-6775david@rice.eduDjerejian available to comment on Middle East developmentsHOUSTON – (Jan. 7, 2014) – Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Israel, is available to comment on the latest developments in the Middle East, specifically the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, Iraq, the activities of Islamic extremists and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent efforts to broker a Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. In November, Djerejian traveled to Israel, where he met with Israeli and Palestinian policymakers and scholars to discuss recommendations for achieving a peace agreement.EDWARD DJEREJIANAccording to news reports, the recent security situations in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq have deteriorated greatly. Kerry visited the Middle East over the weekend, his 10th time since taking office. His visit included meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.Djerejian is a leading expert on the complex political, security, economic, religious and ethnic issues of the Middle East and South Asia. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service under eight presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton. Prior to his nomination by Clinton as U.S. ambassador to Israel, he was assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations. He also led the Baker Institute’s U.S.-Syria academic and policy dialogue from 2002 to 2005.Djerejian is also the author of the book “Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East.”The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available for media who want to schedule an interview with Djerejian. For more information, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Djerejian on Twitter: www.twitter.com/EdwardDjerejian @edwarddjerejianDjerejian biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/edward-p-djerejian/Photo courtesy: Rice University’s Baker InstituteFounded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.  AddThislast_img read more