The disabled and elderly in eastern St Thomas have been finding it challenging to cast their votes, as nothing has been put in place to facilitate them accessing the polling stations. One such voter, 80-year-old Zeris Baker, who was pushed in a wheelchair to Port Morant Primary and Junior High, which housed six polling stations, had to be lifted in order to cast her vote. “They could put up a ramp and make it a little easier for persons with disability to come out and vote. But a so wi get it, so we have to take it,” Baker, who almost fell as she tried to stand said. Baker, who has a heart condition, said she had not intended to come out and vote, but was convinced to do so. “Mi sick wid mi heart. Doctor say mi not to tired, vex or frighten out miself and if I can help it I muss not stress and mi alone not to be at home,” Baker revealed. “But my friends call me and said they were going to send a taxi for me and I said I couldn’t come, but they said they were sending it, so I came.” The Jamaica Labour Party’s Delano Seiveright is trying to wrestle the seat away from the People’s National Party’s Fenton Ferguson.
President David Granger on Wednesday presented four long-serving legal practitioners with their instruments of commission, elevating them to senior counsel. The new senior counsels are Kalam Azad Juman Yassin, Fitz Le Roy Peters, Andrew Mark Fitzgerald Pollard and Josephine Whitehead.There were all officially appointed at a ceremony held in the Baridi Benab at StateFrom left: Kalam Azad Juman Yassin, Josephine Whitehead, President David Granger, Andrew Mark Fitzgerald Pollard and Fitz Le Roy PetersHouse.“The title is: a national symbol, alongside other symbols – national honours and awards, anthem, coat of arms, flag and motto – that define our Guyanese identity; a professional symbol that distinguishes attorneys of erudition, experience, eminence and excellence; a social symbol representing the values of duty and integrity and the standards of social responsibility and respect for the law,” President Granger said.Noting that the award of the honour of Senior Counsel recognises those whose service in the legal profession has evinced these values and standards, the President said that the simple but significant ceremony constitutes, as President of Guyana, an important personal obligation. “Guyana, acknowledges their exertions during their long legal careers and applauds their accomplishments at the Bar,” he said.“I am a trustee of the traditions which sustain society. I am duty-bound to recognise those who have served with distinction. It is my obligation, not an option, to respect our national system of honours,” the Head of State said.
Photo: Cassie Mulvahill (centre) received a scholarship from instructors Shauna Goertzen and Lee Morden for having the second higheset academic standing in the program./submitted – Advertisement -Two students at Northern lights College have received scholarships for having two of the highest academic standings after their first term in the Geomatics Engineering Technology Certificate program.The scholarships are sponsored by the Association of B.C. Land Surveyors and the Northern Regional Group of B.C. Land Surveyors.Jay Van Noortwyk received the highest academic standing and Cassie Mulvahill received the second highest standing.They received a $2,000 and $1,000 award, respectively, presented on Feb. 18.Photo Jay Van Noortwyk (centre) received a scholarship from instructors Shauna Goertzen and Lee Morden for having the higheset academic standing in the program./submittedAdvertisement
The Richard Kerr Racing Supporters club are running a Night at the Races for the short circuit rider, Richard Kerr. Richard who is in his first full season of 125 racing in the National Irish short circuit championship,he is presently contesting the Irish Short circuit championships, and a few trips across to the UK during the summer season have been pencilled in.Friday 4th July, is the night to be kept free for the popular Night at the Races, which will take place in the Millbridge Bar, Kilmacrennan, starting at 9.00pm. Richard, along with his sponsor, Bob Wylie, and his bikes will also be in attendance. There will be music, refreshments, along with a small auction and raffle, to help raise much needed funds to help Richard continue his progress in the short circuit scene. Everyone is welcome. NIGHT AT THE RACES TO SUPPORT RICHARD KERR RACING was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
Sinn Féin in Donegal will decide next week if it will run three candidates in the new five-seat Donegal constituency at the next election.Cora Harvey could bring Sinn Fein a third seat in Donegal.Former Mayor of Donegal Cora Harvey is being tipped to stand as the third candidate alongside sitting TDs Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochalinn.Political insiders say the Ballybofey woman has a real chance of taking a third seat for the party if she stands. Pearse Doherty, the party’s finance spokesman, said party workers had been researching the possibility of running a third candidate.Mr Mac Lochlainn is based in Inishowen and Mr Doherty is based in Gaoth Dobhair in the west of the county.However, the party struggles for support in Letterkenny and it believes that a candidate from Finn Valley has the potential to win votes across east and mid-Donegal.“Our research on the ground tells us that we have scope to take a third seat,” said Mr Doherty.“I would be the first to admit that it is a strategy not without risk, particularly for myself and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, but we would be fairly confident that with proper vote management success can be achieved.“We have formed a committee to look at suitable candidates and will meet in a week or two to discuss it.”Ms Harvey announced that she was quitting politics in October 2013 and didn’t run for the county council last year. She cited family and work commitments as her reasons for standing down, but continues to work for the party.However, party sources say that only a politician with her popularity is likely to succeed in the three-candidate strategy.“Cora would be the ideal candidate because she worked so hard as a councillor in the Finn Valley and she is extremely popular with voters,” said one colleague.SINN FEIN CONSIDER A THIRD CANDIDATE WITH HARVEY THE FIRM FAVOURITE was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by StephenShare 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: top Jose Mourinho defeated Burnely at Turf Moor last season and will be eyeing a second successive victory there on Saturday afternoon. Courtesy photo.Brighton vs ChelseaThe American Express Community StadiumSaturday, 03:30pmReferee: Jonathan Moss.Chelsea will be hoping they can finally get back to winning was at the travel to Brighton in the early kick off on Saturday.The defending champions have not won a game in 90 minutes this year and their latest triumph came in the FA Cup replay by way of penalties against championship side Norwich.The blues have drawn their last two league games which has seen them fall to fourth position, three points behind second placed Man United.Captain Garry Cahill and Cesc Fabregas will be assessed to see if they have fully recovered from their respective injuries but the Blues will have to do without both Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata who were sent off against Norwich on Wednesday.Brighton who lost to Chelsea 2-0 in the first leg will be hungry for victory as they are also winless this year and keep on getting dragged in the relegation scrap.The Seagulls who are still without long term absentees Steve Sidwell and Isaiah Brown find the selves only three points from the relegation zone.It is a winnable fixture for Chelsea but with the team struggling for goals at the moment, the Blues may be in for one hell of a day on Saturday afternoon as Brighton is expected to try and frustrate them(Chelsea) for as long as they can.Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Emirates StadiumSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Chris Kavanagh.Arsenal who lost to Bournemouth on Sunday and have not tested victory in all competitions since the 3-2 victory away to their hosts on Saturday in the last fixture of last year will be hoping the same fortune against a similar opponent can befall them again.With some of the attention focused on the transfer window as the Gunners’ faithfuls are waiting to see who departs and who comes in, Arsene Wenger will be targeting maximum points against a side they have never lost to at the Emirates.With Sanchez expected to have finalized his move to Manchester united by Saturday, the Gunners will also be without the injured Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal but are expecting Mesut Ozil, Aisley Mitland Niles and vice captain Laurent Koscielny to return after overcoming their injury issues.Man City lost their first game in the league against Liverpool last Sunday. Courtesy photo.Palace on the other side have their own injury concerns as Jeffry Schulupp, Andros Townsend, Scott Dann, James Pouncheon, Muhamadou Sakho, Conner Wickham and James Ward are all unavailable but the only good news for Roy Hogdson’s side is that midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has recovered from the Knock he sustained on the weekend against Burnely.Palace seem to have started picking up vital momentum that may see them above the relegation zone come the end of the season but a win at the Emirates where only one away win has been registered in close to a year’s time may be asking too much of the Eagles but with the quality that Hogdson’s men posses, a point may be in their reach.Burnely vs Manchester UnitedTurf MoorSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Mike Dean.After a moral boosting win against Stock City on Monday to cub City’s lead at the top to 12 points, Man United will be hoping they can trim the deficit further to nine on Saturday afternoon as City in the later kickoff.Mourinho and his charges who are still without captain Micheal Carrick, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Eric Bailly will be hoping they can win a second successive victory at Turf Moore for the first time in the premier league.Last season, The Red Devils came out 2-0 winners here and with some of their attacking footballers on song of late, something close to last campaign’s scoreline can get the job done against a side that has managed only one goal in the last six meetings of the sides at Turf Moor.Burnely who last won a game in all competitions on 12th December will still be without first choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton and midfielder Rob Brady but Chris Wood, Steven Ward and Scott Arfield are all available after recovering from injuries.With the gap between them and City reducing for the first time in months, United know their is no room for slip ups and will try and push Burnely to the limits on Saturday.Everton vs West BromGoodison ParkSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Stuart Attwell.Everton are in dare need of redemption after going five games without testing victory in the league and suffering an early elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of sworn enemies Liverpool in the third round.Being only seven points off relegation, Sam Allerdyce will surely know that his team is not safe and will target all three points against a West Brom side that has defeated them at Goodison only once since 2010.West Brom on the other side will be beeming with lots of confidence after registering their first win under Allan Perdew last weekend and breaking the 20 match winless run they had endured August.Everton are expected to be with out four senior players as Ramiro Funes mori, Lieghton Baines, Morten Stekelenburg, and Seamous Coleman are all still out injured but summer signing Micheal Keane is expected to feature after recovering from a foot injury.West brom on the other hand have no new injury concerns but will still be without Nacer Chadli and James Morrison who are long term absentees.Leicester City vs WatfordKing Power SatdiumSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Lee Probert.Leicester who have had a mixed run of form in their last 10 games will be entertaining a Watford side that has seen their excellent start to the season turn into a night mare of sorts lately. Liecester are now on a four game unbeaten run after a run one win in six prior to that.Fortunes at the King power seem to have changed ever since Claud Puel took over from Criage Shakespeare and has over seen a rise from the relegation zone to mid table but matter of fact that only 11 points separate them from the drop, Leicester should clearly know that the job is not even close to completion.The Foxes are still expected to be without 2015/16 league winning center pack pairing of Robert Huth and captain Wes Morgan as they are both still out injured but will also be boosted by the news that Danny Simpson and Matty James are available for selection after injuries.Watfod who have only one win to brag about in their last 10 league games will still be with out Tom Clevery, Kiko Femina, Isaac Success, Nathan Chalobah, Craig Cathcart, and Tommie Hoban.The Hornets are also still sweating over the fitness of several other players including Younus Kabul, Michel Britos and Will Hughes who have all returned from injuries.Stock City vs Huddersfield Town BET 365 StadiumSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Mike Oliver.Stock City’s run of one win in their last eight league games has seen the team drop into relegation and in the process, Mark Hughes fired.New Manager Paul Lambert will know how big a job he has got on his hands but having been involved in similar instances with Aston villa not long ago, he can be confident he can stir the Potters to safety.Alavaro Morata will miss in action as Chelsea travel to the American express Community stadium on Saturday due to suspension. Courtesy photo.First he will have to negotiate past a Huddersfield Town side who are also in bad need of points having gone five in the league minus testing victory.Stock will play host to the Terriers in the top flight for the first time in over 40 years. Stock have defenders Ryan Showcross and Glen Johnson returning from injury as well as midfielder Eric Pieters as they have a near to full strength side at disposal.The away side on the other hand are still without Jon Stankovic and Elias Kachunga. The trio of Chris Lowe, Martin Cranie and Colin Quaner are all set to reurn from injury.The last time Stock hosted a top flight meeting between the sides was back in 1971 and the home side won 1-0.The first meeting between the sides culminated into a 1-1 draw and with a repeat of the same scoreline being viewed by the neutrals as a fair enough result for both side, am sure non of the two sides would be proud of it.West Ham vs AFC BournemouthLondon StadiumSaturday, 06:00pmReferee: Martin Atkinson.Wets Ham United are set to welcome back Javier Hernandez, Cheikhou Kouyate and Winston Ried this weekend as they are all back from injury but the Hammers will still have to do without several senior players including Diafra Sakho, Michel Antonio, Edmilson Fernandez, Jose Fonte. Andy Carroll is a doubt and will be assessed.David Moyes are enjoying their best run of form currently as they have gone six matches in all competitions minus testing defeat and last lost a game in the league on the 23rd of December.Their opponents Bournemouth have gone over two months without a win away from home in the league but will be fancying their chances on a ground they have won once in two attempts.Manchester City vs Newcastle UnitedEtihad StadiumSaturday, 08:30Referee: Paul Tierney.Manchester City lost their first game in the league this season in the last round as they fell 3-4 at Liverpool and will be eager to put their tittle charge back on track as they host a Newcastle side desperately getting closer to relegation.A run of four games with one win and two goals scored has seen the Toons get to with in three points of relegation despite them winning on their last two travels.Against an angry City side, Newcastle will surely have limited chances going into this one and a run of one win away to City in the last 27 years will not do so much to boost their moral.Man City will still be without captain Vincent Kompany, and fellow defender Benjamin Mendy plus striker Gabriel Jesus for the match.Newcastle have their own inujry issues to worry about as both defender Chancel Mbemba and striker Dwight Gayle are major doubts. Jesus Gamez and Florian Lejeune are still out but the only good news is that striker Alexander Mitrovic is expected to feature.Southampton vs TottenhamSt.Marys Stadium Sunday, 07:00pmReferee: Kevin Friend.Southampton will be without Charlie Austin and Maya Yoshida when they host Spurs at the St.Marys stadium.The Saints are looking for their first win in the last 10 league games and will still be incensed by the fact that a late handball goal against Watfrod denied them victory in their last league outing.Spurs who have won five of their last six games in all competitions will come here full of confidence having won all two of their last visits to the St.marys.Captain Hugo Lloris is expected to return after over coming illness but the trio of Danny Rose, Tobby Alderwiereld and Harry Winks are still out injured.With Southampton having last defeated Spurs at home in 2005 and looking at both teams’ latest form, the Saints will surely do with a point in this one.Arsene Wenger has never lost a game to Crystal palace at the Emirates and will be hoping Alexis Sanchez’s transfer does not distract his side against the Eagles on Saturday. Courtesy photo.Swansea City vs LiverpoolLiberty StadiumMonday, 11:00pmReferee: Neil Swarbrick.Liverpool will surely be on cloud nine after becoming the first time to defeat Manchester City in the league but the players will know that their is no room for complacency when they travel to south Wales to take on Swansea City.Swansea have been at the foot of the table for quite a while now but they will know a win on Monday may see that changing provided the results on Saturday and Sunday go their way.Carlos Carvalhal has won one, drawn one and lost one in his first three league games and has some how installed belief in a side that seemed to have lost it before the Portuguese arrived at the Liberty and with only two points separating them from 19th placed West Brom, they will surely give their all in this one as time is running out for them,Liverpool registered their biggest win in the league this season against Swansea in the first leg but although such a result is highly in doubt to happen again, the Red will be fancying their chances of getting another three points that has seen them not loose a single game in all competitions since the 4-1 loss at Spurs in October.Comments
Crème de la crème of local wine willbe available for tasting at theSoweto Wine Festival. The festival attracts thousands of wineconnoisseurs from the township andGauteng.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Viv QuannMedia and PRHot Salsa Media+27 33 344 3971 or +27 84 486 2136RELATED ARTICLES• Raise your glass to Gugulethu• SA wine on world top 100 list• Wine route celebrates 40 years• Wine-tasting in the townshipBongani NkosiThe upcoming Tops Soweto Wine Festival looks set to be the biggest of its kind yet, with organisers bracing for a record number of visitors.The three-day annual event, known for attracting thousands of wine connoisseurs from the township and across Gauteng, offers lucrative opportunities for South African wineries to grow their market base.At least 9 000 people are expected to turn up this year to sample some of the country’s finest wines at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus between 1 and 3 September.It’s estimated that attendance this year will grow from the 7 548 visitors recorded in 2010, which surpassed the expected 6 500. This is good news for exhibiting wineries. A massive turnout will boost sales and help them achieve market dominance in Soweto, a township whose economy has developed rapidly over the past few years.Money-making establishments such as malls and a hotel have sprung up there as more and more residents enjoy an expendable income.Cape Wine Academy, the festival organisers, said the 2011 edition will be “hailed as the biggest and most vibrant wine festival to date with an over 9 000 visitors expected over the three evenings”.They added that they’ll expand the venue, among other improvements, to accommodate the crowd.“…We have extended the space this year,” said Marilyn Cooper, the festival’s co-founder and MD of Cape Wine Academy.“We have worked hard on the additional premium marquee and the outside areas to provide a full-spectrum experience of wine, different foods and entertainment …” she added.Support for the event has burgeoned: a Cape Wine Academy official said 77 wineries, all from South Africa, have confirmed their participation.“Believe it or not, we are full,” said Cooper. “There is no more space to fit another sponsor or wine exhibitor.”Best of local wineThe crème de la crème of local wines will be available for tasting and buying at this year’s festival.Research over the last six years has shown that premium white and red wines such as Meerlust, Rupert and Rothchild, Ernie Els, Alto, Boekenhoutskloof, Hartenburg, Raka and Zandvliet are popular among enthusiasts, according to the Cape Wine Academy.These, along with a range of rosé and semi-sweet wines, will have a presence at the event. “The wineries that have booked this year are bringing a fantastic variety of wines to cater to all palates from the new-tasters to premium wine-drinkers,” Cooper said.Cooper started the wine event in 2005 with Soweto businessman Mnikelo Mangciphu. The inaugural festival, held at Ubuntu Kraal in Orlando West, drew 1 500 wine enthusiasts, but since then numbers have shot up.Boost to local businessesMangciphu identified a new opportunity after the inaugural festival, and went on to launch Morara Wine Emporium, his first wine store, in the township.He said the emergence of certain new businesses have been a tangible result of the festival’s success over the years.“We are aware of a wine-distribution company that has opened a warehouse in Soweto due to the growth in wine sales, which can be directly related to the Soweto Wine Festival,” said Mangciphu.“And there are many people who have approached Marilyn and myself and said ‘thank you, your festival inspired me to launch my magazine, my wine club, my business, my restaurant’.”The event also helped inspire the Gugulethu Wine Festival, which was initiated in the Cape Town township in May 2011.
Omar Abdullah sports ‘an unkempt beard’; family members find Mehbooba Mufti ‘agitated’ The government spokesman said the official endeavour is to move forward on the path of relaxation and facilitation further and further.He said attendance in the government offices were showing “a very good” trend. “Even 4000 schools that were opened also saw good staff attendance but students’ presence remained low,” said Mr. Kansal.Discounting any lack of medicines or health facilities in the Valley, Mr. Kansal said around 2.5 lakh patients were treated in outpatient department in the Valley. “All medical facilities are functioning normally in 10 districts of the Valley,” he added.‘Only 152 major stone pelting incidents recorded’Mr. Kansal said out of a total of 152 major incidents of stone pelting were reported since August 5.Also Read Security forces help disabled J&K player reach Chennai in just 48 hours for trials Ninety-three percent of J&K and Ladakh regions without any prohibitory orders now as the situation showed gradual improvement in the wake of the August 5 decisions, said the J&K government spokesman on Monday.“Restriction from 92 police stations out of 105 stand withdrawn. Thereby, 90% of Kashmir valley has no prohibitory orders. Jammu and Ladakh have seen complete lifting of restrictions and restoration of communications lines, including landlines and mobile phones. A total of 92% of J&K and Ladakh have no prohibitory orders now,” J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal said.He said over 26,000 landlines were made functional in the Valley with 29 more exchanges thrown open, taking the number of functional exchanges to 76 out of 95. “This is evident from the fact that the deputy commissioner’s office in Srinagar that used to see 2500 public calls made per day has come down by 85%,” said Mr. Kansal.Also Read “Around 100 such incidents were in just five police stations. Over 125 were in Srinagar alone. This shows rest of the valley is peaceful,” said Mr. Kansal.He termed the killing of a shopkeeper in Srinagar and driver in Anantnag as unfortunate. “These cases are being pursued as per the law,” said the spokesman.
Monday the City Council deleted a motion from city staff to move forward with a proposed plan to convert Morningside Avenue to a three lane street with reverse angle parking from South Saint Aubin to South Lakeport.Several concerned business owners told the council that the reconfiguration would hurt their businesses and create parking and safety problems.Mayor Bob Scott says city staff are reworking the proposal and part of it may eventually be implemented:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AVENUE5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………on both sides. :18The Mayor does not favor the reverse angle parking part of the proposal though:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AVENUE6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………proposal personally. :18No specific date has been set for the city council to revisit the proposal.
Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Shave With a Straight Razor What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Trevor Williamson is no slouch when it comes to chemistry. Prior to founding Northern Fir Beard Co., Williamson was working on his PhD in material science and engineering at The University of Texas at Austin with experience in the lab focusing on developing high-performing materials with minimal environmental impacts. It’s easy to see how this background and training carried through to his newly-honed apothecary skills, leading to his amazing first product: Northern Fir Quality Beard Oil ($25).Billed as an all-natural, great smelling beard oil that will have you feeling and smelling like a forester from the Northeast, Northern Fir beard oil really does lives up to its reputation. As Williamson says himself, “I have a background in chemistry and spent months perfecting the formulation, incorporating feedback from friends and family. My goal was to create a complex yet subtle scent while also optimizing the ingredients to hydrate the hair and soothe the skin It’s not a simple feat.” As a chemist and engineer, Williamson is refreshing in the way he describes his product from a research and manufacturing standpoint and the breadth and scope of his knowledge of natural oils is not easily overlooked.How It’s MadeAccording to Williamson, the essential oils are all steam distilled and he offers a detailed look at how that process works: “Steam distillation involves placing the part of the plant that has been harvested (seed, kernel, leaf, flower, fruit, etc.) in a chamber through which steam is passed. The steam exits the top of the chamber along with the extracted oil, and the resulting mixture is cooled and condensed, leaving a mixture of oil and water in a collection chamber. The oil, which is lighter than water, floats to the top of the chamber, where it is collected.”The raw ingredients for most of Northern Fir’s essential oils are harvested in countries where the plants are native, including India, Indonesia, and Australia. Once the the component oils arrive in Austin from Northern Fir’s supplier, “the correct proportions of each oil are measured and then blended in a particular order in a large mixing vessel. Once the oils are fully blended/homogenized, the final blend is dispensed into bottles one by one, and then the caps, seals, and labels are applied,” describes Williamson. “All of this is done by hand by the Northern Fir team. Throughout the bottling and finishing process, bottles undergo quality control to make sure each one is defect-free and meets our high standards of presentation. Finally, the bottles are packed and distributed. We’re proud to say that we do all of the manufacturing ourselves in Austin, Texas.”Made from a blend of jojoba oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, and a combination of essential oils, Northern Fir sets itself apart from other beard oils by using the unrefined forms of jojoba and argan. According to Williamson, most beard oils dilute their natural oil blends with cheaper carrier oils, which reduces their hydrating and conditioning strength–not so with Northern Fir. Williamson also gave The Manual a rundown of all the essential oils within Northern Fir Quality Beard Oil and what exactly each oil is doing to your skin and facial hair.Essential Oils and BenefitsSandalwood Oil: Great for skin. It soothes that oh-so-common itch that develops when a man first starts his journey to beard town and helps prevent dry skin and flaking–making it a perfect oil for either a starter or winter beard.Black Pepper Oil: Stimulates blood flow which improves the health of hair follicles and can also promote beard growth.Cedarwood Oil: Provides a great woodsy smell in addition to having a high concentration of sesquiterpenes — compounds that help naturally release toxins from the body and increase circulation.Patchouli Oil: An astringent (tightens the skin) and an antiseptic, which can help fight acne and prevent other blemishes from forming.Lavender Oil: Soothing and great smelling. It also calms the skin and prevents acne–just make sure you’re not allergic to it.Juniper Berry Oil: The oil from the berries that flavor your gin is an antiseptic, which reduces acne and harmful bacteria.The TakeawayWith attractive, masculine packaging and a solid amber-glass bottle with metal screw-cap, Northern Fir’s outside is just as good as what it contains on the inside. And that’s really all that matters. When we tried out the product, we realized that the tiniest amount goes a long, long way. So, what appears to be a rather expensive beard oil, suddenly seems like a great bargain when you realize how little of the oil you actually need to hydrate and condition your beard.Beyond that, the scent of the beard oil is woodsy and warm, but also very strong–which is another reason we recommend you go light on the application. And a head’s up to all you anti-patchouli people out there: this does have an ever-so slight patchouli scent to it. If you or your significant other have an aversion to this particular scent, you might want to go with another product.Overall, though, this is a great beard oil that we’ll soon be adding to our Best of Beard Oils list and which we definitely recommend you try, no matter how short and stubbly or long and luxurious your beard may be.For more information on Northen Fir Beard Co., Trevor Williamson, or to purchase his Quality Beard oil, check out northerfirbeard.com.