Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ecobank Liberia Ltd. has been named the “Best Bank of the Year 2014” for its immense contribution towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The accolade was bestowed upon the bank by the International Learning Institute (ILI) and its subsidiary, Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, at the Champions of the Year Annual Award 2014, held last Saturday at a local hotel in Monrovia. Chief organizer, Ms. Mildred Dean, said Ecobank was honored for its sacrificial, dedicated and humanitarian services to Liberians during the heat of the Ebola epidemic. She recalled that the Pan African bank was the first institution to help the Liberian government to contain the spread of the virus by donating the first ambulance.Presenting the award to Ecobank’s former managing director, Mr. Kola Adeleke, she said: “We are very happy to award you as the best Pan African bank of the Year for the outstanding performance, sacrificial, dedicated and humanitarian Services to Liberians during the heat of the Ebola crisis.”Responding, outgoing Ecobank MD Adeleke thanked the Gender International Magazine for the honor and said it was a big surprise.He pledged the bank’s continuing commitment to work with the Liberian government to ensure that Liberia becomes an Ebola-free country and survivors are not stigmatized.Mr. Adeleke cautioned the public against stigmatizing survivors, noting that it is imperative for survivors to tell their stories.“We have to learn from their experiences and how they came into contact with the disease. Telling their stories will greatly help the national fight,” he said.The Ecobank executive said Ebola survivors are Africans and Liberians, “just like you and me.”He spoke of the grave impact of the Ebola outbreak on economies of the three countries hit hardest by the virus, but noted that as a Pan African bank with vast experience in operating in crisis environments, Ecobank crafted a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that has helped it through crises, including the Ebola epidemic.“During a crisis like this, we sacrifice profitability for liquidity,” the Ecobank boss explained. He assured the public that as a Pan African bank in Liberia, Ecobank is here to stay.Other personalities honored were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rep. Saah Joseph, Madam Julie Endee, executive director, Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Information Minister Lewis Bowne, Assistant Minister for Health Tolbert Nyenswah, amongst other.Institutions honored included the Central Bank of Liberia, United Bank for Africa, and the state-owned radio ELBC.Ms. Dean is also the chief executive officer of the Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, located on Crown Hill, Broad Street, Monrovia.
All the club fixtures for 2016 are now on the board in the locker room, Captain Sean Hanrahan is in the process of selecting Captains for the different competitions.The Council of National Golf Unions have announced that the Unified Handicapping system has been revised changes take effect from 1st January 2016, the Congu manual will be available shortly. Among the most significant changed for 2016 are as following, the handicap year will now follow the calendar year 1st January to 31st December, for Four Ball Handicap Allowance in stroke play each partner will receive 90% of their full handicap, and in match play the back marker now concedes strokes to the other three players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps rather than 75% (3/4 as at present Exact Handicaps in Ireland lowest exact is now restricted to 1.0 stroke increase in a calendar year, to view all changes go to www.congu.comIts looking like a tight finish in the Winter League as a number of players are within a shot at the topThe course is in excellent condition at the moment thanks to our Green Staff but the same old problem still arises some members not repairing pitch marks, as we always say it your course look after it if you want excellent greens Repair Pitch MarksJames Mc Guinness was in top form at the weekend with a fantastic score of 41pts for 16 holes Results Wed. 20th Jan. 1st Gary McHugh 37pts, 2nd David Craig (V) 35pts, 3rd Harold Reid 34pts, Sun.24th 1st James McGuinness 41pts, 2nd Patsy Harkin 36pts, 3rd Gerry Lyons 35pts, Best Sun. Ciaran O’Kane 34ptsFixtures Open every Wed. Sun. 31st January Club CompetitionGOLF NEWS: JAMES MCGUINNESS IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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:golfNairn and PortnooSport