Broh’s Taskforce Accused of Damaging, Looting Mineral Water Factory

first_imgThe Presidential Task Force headed by Madam Mary Broh has been accused of looting and causing damage to the offices of the York Aqua Mineral Water company, located in the Old Road Community, the Management said. Though Madam Broh confirmed her forced entry, she denied robbing the factory.General Manager Abraham G. Mendscole said the taskforce, in Madam Broh’s presence, forcefully broke the security booth, the gate to the factory, as well as office doors and took away US$37,350 and over L$400,000 in cash.Mendscole told journalists that the taskforce, which was in the community to carry out its regular beautification mandate from the President of Liberia, also took a laptop from the office of Mr. Vinoh K. Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He added that the taskforce entered the residence of Mr. Sharma, which is in the same fence, and took away a transformer, desktop computer and two cartons of Heineken beer. “Also in the factory’s garage,” Mendscole said, “the Presidential taskforce allegedly took away four truck batteries, three generator batteries, 63 gallons of diesel (fuel) and six used tires. The looting and destruction of the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory seemed premeditated by the taskforce because the factory was the only building tampered with” in the community.In response to the allegations, Madam Broh told the Daily Observer that she ordered her workers to forcefully break down doors “which the management had refused to open,” she said, in order to expose the dirty mineral water bags the factory is selling to Liberians. “I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. And let me say I have a video that they are selling dirty water to our people and because of that they need deportation,” Madam Broh said.According to eye witnesses, the raid on the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory on Tuesday was done in collaboration with the Township of Congo Town. Eye witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Daily Observer, “We saw them. They entered the building and we saw them with tubs, buckets, batteries, bicycles but we didn’t see them with money. Maybe they hid them.” Montserrado County’s District # 10 Representative Julius Berrian has condemned the taskforce’s action at the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. He said he was extremely taken aback when his office staff told him about the attitude of the taskforce and he was convinced when he saw it on the factory’s CCTV surveillance system. Rep. Berrian said the destruction and loot carried out by Broh’s taskforce would not scare foreign investors, but has spoiled the legacy of her boss, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and has put over 150 young men and women out of work.The Montserrado County lawmaker has meanwhile urged President Sirleaf to take the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory’s incident as a litmus test of her campaign against violence to investigate and restitute all that was destroyed or stolen from the factory.“It’s unfortunate that Broh’s taskforce will stoop so low and loot and destroy the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. The government should pay back all that was destroyed and looted. This is unacceptable and uncivilized,” Rep. Berrian said. Mr. Prince P. Sumwor, on behalf of the workers, in a sober tone described the attitude of the Presidential Task Force as “wickedness.” He said it would have been better for the task force to only break the fence, but to enter and steal money and other things has tainted the image of the government and the President. Still denying the allegation of theft, Madam Broh said that during her inspection she discovered that there was a pile of dirt in the factory which also houses a mini garage.“I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. I will not allow for Liberians to be drinking the Indian people’s dirty water, so I have to do something for them to know that we know that the water they are selling is dirty and I can prove that,” said Madam Broh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ChompStack Aims to Bring Restaurant Owners to the Mobile Web

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… If you carry a Web-enabled phone and you like to eat, chances are it’s happened to you. You’re out. You’re hungry. You want to check out a new restaurant nearby, or perhaps you’re visiting another city. You pull out your phone to search for a restaurant. Even if you use a fancy, location-based app like Yelp or UrbanSpoon, you still want to see what’s on the menu. So you click through to the restaurant’s site, and… nothing. Turns out, the restaurant owner paid some kid who knew Flash to built a slick website for them five years ago that has no chance of loading on the BlackBerrys and iPhones of today.EnterChompStack. Like other tools we’ve covered, ChompStack is a Web-based, WYSIWYG tool for building mobile websites, but one that was designed for restaurant owners specifically. Much like the desktop Web before it, the mobile Web continues to explode, but not every restaurateur has the resources to hire a developer to build them a mobile-friendly site.Recognizing these realities, ChompStack CEO Steven Wei set out to build a product he could market to restaurant owners and take the heavy lifting out of building mobile Websites for an industry that can’t afford to miss out on mobile opportunities. From one simple back-end interface, ChompStack customers can manage menus, pricing information, promotional deals, locations and other business details. Adding static pages, Google Maps directions and a click-to-call phone number is matter of a few clicks. The control panel also enables customization of branding and color scheme, as well as a site preview tool for those who may not have brand new iPhone 4, Droid X and BlackBerry Bold handsets laying around the kitchen. Crucially, CompStack integrates with social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and OpenTable. The service starts at $15 per month for single-location restaurants, $30 for those with multiple locations or $45 for larger chains. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#biz#Reviews center_img john paul titlow Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

IPL 4: Kochi denies move to buy Sourav Ganguly

first_imgThe Kochi franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday denied it was in talks with former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly for a place in the team in the fourth season of the tournament. Reacting to media reports that the Kochi IPL was trying to sign up Ganguly, Mehul Shah, a majority stake owner in the franchise, told Headlines Today that there was no such move. Media reports had said that the Kochi IPL had contacted other teams to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) from them to rope in Ganguly, as players unsold in the auction could not be picked without their consent. The former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain had remained unsold at the IPL 4 auctions held earlier this month. The 38-year-old batsman had played for KKR in the first three seasons.last_img read more

Player of the Week: James Yap clutch as Rain or Shine stays on top

first_imgJames Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap may be past his prime but he still has a lot left in his tank.The Rain or Shine swingman has been on a tear through the first eight games of the season and his torrid start has been one of the big reasons why the Elasto Painters have emerged as the top team so far in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes His vintage showing earned him the PBA Press Corp Player of the Week citation and helped the quarterfinals-bound Painters improve to 7-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yap, who just turned 37 on Friday, isn’t as quick and explosive as before but remains one of the deadliest players in crunch time.He delivered a couple more clutch performances for the Painters just before the league headed into its two-week break to give way for the Philippine men’s national basketball team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe four-time Finals MVP had a pair of 18-point outings in Rain or Shine’s last three games and both of those occasions, he came through for his squad down the stretch.The Negros Occidental native completed the game-winning three-point play to beat Magnolia, 75-74, last Wednesday just five days after burying a triple with under three minutes left that put Rain or Shine ahead for good in a 107-100 win over NorthPort. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Jeremy Miado out to prove quick KO no fluke in rematch vs Thai foe MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more