Commerce Not At War With Ureys

first_img(From left) DMA Bangura and DMC Wisner-Acting Minister Sets Records StraightThe Deputy Minister for Commerce and Trade Services at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, A.E. Nyema Wisner, has strongly rejected speculations that the recent closure of Fuzion Bar and Restaurant in Sinkor, Monrovia was an attempt to get at the Urey Family.Contrary to the wide social media speculations, Mr. Wisner said, Fuzion Bar and Restaurant was shut down by the Commerce Ministry’s Inspectorate for refusing entry to a team from the Ministry that was undertaking an inspection of business entities in Monrovia.The Acting Commerce Minister noted that when it comes to executing its statutory mandate, including the inspection of business entities throughout Liberia, the Ministry does not see anybody as being above the law and vowed that the Commerce Ministry will remain vigilant in doing its work.Mr. Wisner, addressing a press conference at the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, called on Liberians to desist from politicizing the work of the Commerce Ministry, particularly the ongoing inspection.He also admonished the public to realize that the Commerce Ministry is not at war with the Urey Family, but simply trying to enforce its statutory mandate, regarding a conducive business climate for Liberia through practices that meet international best practices.He said the US$3,000 (three thousand United States Dollars) fine imposed on Fuzion Bar and Restaurant was not illegal, but strictly in accordance with the law.A Commerce Ministry release quotes Mr. Wisner as saying that fines are levied by the Ministry on the basis of business category.The release named the various categories as US $200.00 for small businesses, US $700.00 for medium entities and US $3,000.00 for big ones.‘’We imposed the fine since September 4, 2019 and even gave a 72-hour ultimatum for them to comply,” the Acting Commerce Minister added.He said the Commerce Ministry re-opened the business after the 24-hour time the law allows the Ministry to keep a business shut down for had expired and that the legal team from Fuzion Bar and Restaurant made an appeal to the Ministry for some reduction in the imposed fine.It can be recalled that Inspectors from the Ministry, led by Commerce Inspector General, Josephine Davies, were   prevented from entering Fuzion Bar and Restaurant on August 28, 2019 while undertaking a nationwide inspection of business houses across Monrovia.“During the same exercise,” Wisner added, “the Commerce Ministry inspected other businesses within the same vicinity, including Royal Grand Hotel, Boulevard Hotel and Sajj House, an indication the Third Quarterly Inspection was not directed at Fuzion Bar and Restaurant or members of the Urey family, as is widely insinuated on the social media.“The ongoing inspection was preceded by a week-long public service announcement in August 2019, outlining details of the exercise, including protection of consumers and continuous compliance with standard regulations, amongst others,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UCLA’s Drew off to the NFL

first_img Drew confirmed Friday that he won’t return to UCLA. “Yeah, you can say that,” Drew said. “I’ll make that announcement (today) but yeah, you can say that.” Drew’s durability has been an issue the last two years. Drew suffered a bruised right knee against Stanford, which forced him to miss some of the Arizona game. Last year, he sprained his ankle and missed the better part of three games. If Drew is viewed as a Sproles-type player, he stands to make about $2 million. Sproles was a fourth-round draft pick and earned a $396,000 signing bonus. He signed a four-year deal worth 230,000 the first year and 460,000 in 2008. Sproles returned 59 kickoffs for an average of 24.4 yards per return. Drew exhibited no signs of turning pro until after the Sun Bowl. Drew left that game in the first quarter with a separated left shoulder. He returned for a couple of plays in the second quarter but was a non-factor. Television cameras showed him trying to run back onto the field at one point but Dorrell grabbed him and pulled him back. Drew didn’t look happy. Drew’s roommate, defensive end Kyle Morgan, will attend today’s press conference. Morgan is from the Bay Area, too. Drew’s mom, Andrea, confirmed Drew is leaving and that he’ll explain his reasons why today. “He just made the decision,” Andrea Drew said. “He’ll say why and what played a part in it (today).” Andrea Drew said she filed paperwork earlier to have Drew’s draft status evaluated. If Drew doesn’t sign an agent, he can return to UCLA for his final season of eligibility. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson UCLA coach Karl Dorrell isn’t expected to comment until after today’s press conference. Drew’s departure is a huge blow to the Bruins, who finished 10-2 and beat Northwestern in the Sun Bowl. Drew led the country in punt returns, averaging an NCAA-record 28.5 yards. He had three punt returns for touchdowns this season and four in his career, along with two kickoff returns for scores. He rushed for 914 yards on 186 carries (4.9 yards-per-carry average), scored 13 touchdowns this season and had 2,503 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns in his UCLA career. Drew’s pro career could mimic that of Darren Sproles, who was drafted by the San Diego Chargers last year out of Kansas State. Sproles is a speedy punt returner but not an every down running back. Sproles had eight carries this season. It’s likely that Drew’s gig in the NFL will be as a punt and kickoff returner. Drew is probably considered too small (5-foot-8, 205 pounds) to be an every down back but he’s bigger than Sproles (5-6, 181). This was an unexpected move, since Drew, 21, maintained most of the year that he would return for his senior season. As late as Nov. 26, he told the Press-Telegram: “I don’t understand why people keep asking. I don’t want people to think football is my whole life. That’s one thing I don’t want it to be. If it happens, it happens. If not, I’ll get a degree and go about my day and try to work at a big-time business and try to get to the top of it.” center_img Maurice Drew wasn’t the Los Angeles running back everyone figured was a shoo-in to leave college a year early for the NFL draft. But that’s exactly what Drew will do. Drew, UCLA’s junior tailback and All-American punt returner, will announce his decision to skip his senior season and enter the draft at a 2 p.m. press conference today at Concord De La Salle High School, where he prepped in Northern California. last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH SPECTACULAR DRONE FOOTAGE OF GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN

first_imgDDTV: This spectacular drone footage of ‘THE GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN’ was taken by Martin Gallagher – ‘The High Sky Photgrapher’.The video shows some of the painstaking obstacles which faced the large number of participants who took part in the event a fortnight ago. The ‘crawl’ through a large segment of MUD looked extremely difficult, but it also looked like everybody who took part was having a good time – despite the pain!The MUD RUN took place at the Old Foundry in Letterkenny and participants were given either the option of the 5K route or the 10K route.The question is would you be up for the challenge?  DDTV: WATCH SPECTACULAR DRONE FOOTAGE OF GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more