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first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Press Union of Liberia last Friday awarded several journalists and institutions for their remarkable and courageous performances as news gatherers in their various assignments last year.Interestingly one of the areas was sports reporting which encompasses those in the print and the electronic media.Located at its Clay Street’s office is the Sports Writers Association of Liberia. This body is an auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia. Its members are also registered members of the PUL.At its recent elections at the YMCA building in Monrovia, among other things, PUL President Kamara A. Kamara told the members about the important role that SWAL ‘plays’ in PUL.Kamara’s statement has come to haunt me since his infant administration did not involve the SWAL in the selection of its deserving member who supposedly made exceptional contribution to sports in the previous year.I am not sure, as it is often said jokingly; PUL President Kamara’s recent statement at the SWAL installation was a statement someone would make at a liquor table, to impress the ladies who are present.How does an organization become an important part of another when the other is ignored in an important selection process that should benefit at least one of them? What about the Reporters Association?The Secretary General of PUL, Kaihene Sengbe told SWAL members during our recent elections that he began his career as a sports reporter. Except maybe I was not paying attention to him, I want to know how in the world he would become part of a decision that overlooked a field that served as the foundation for his success as a journalist.It is of interest that while those who were honored deserve my commendation, goes against the practice of honor. How do you select yourself to receive an honor? Are your works not enough evidence that you deserve it?Someone told me the other day that what is not done properly is not done at all. It is too early for the good old Kamara and his new group of leaders to behave as if someone was telling them what to do.I am also aware of the Reporters Association also an auxiliary of the PUL was sadly ignored in the selection of deserving reporters for recognition the PUL.In all due respect, the idea that the honorees selected themselves in the first place was a bad practice that must be discouraged. We live in a society in which degree holders are not able to justify how they got their degrees.Rightly, a committee must be set up, with responsible members, along with media managers outside the PUL to manage such a sensitive issue. Also needed is a set of criteria that must serve as a guide. Why the above suggestion was not envisioned by the PUL is difficult to comprehend.Personally, I am satisfied that someone down the road the other day, offered me a bag of cold water, for reading my sports article that torched his heart. At least I did not have to nominate myself.last_img read more

first_imgAn elderly ice cream vendor was granted bail at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before a city Magistrate on a charge of using threatening language against his nephew.Brian Chung HungBrian Chung Hung, of 58 Robb Street, Lacytown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge.It was alleged that at Robb Street, Lacytown, he made use of threatening language towards Troy Wills causing a breach of peace.The Virtual Complainant was a no-show at the court. The defendant was placed on $5000 bail, and was scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 25, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe Kamloops Vibe women’s hockey team, are provincial champions.Sunday, the Vibe beat the Fort St. John Eagles 6-0 in the North Peace Provincial Women’s Hockey Championship.- Advertisement -Despite the game being tied at zeros entering the second period, the Eagles were unable to match the play of Kamloops, allowing them to score three times in both the second and third frames.MVP honours were awarded after the game to players on both teams, with Alyssa Reid earning the title for the Vibe and Shayleen Clausen being named MVP for the Eagles.last_img read more

first_img“I talked with the chairman Rachier on November 15, but since that time he has not come back to me. Maybe it is a sign that I am not really in his head. If he was really interested he would have come back sooner,” the Belgian tactician said.Eymael continued to state that he has received three other concrete offers from Egypt and Nigeria as well as an offer from Rwandese giants APR, but will make his final decision in the next 48 hours.The Belgian tactician barely lasted a season at AFC Leopards in 2013 after falling out with the club’s management, but he left a lasting impression at the club.-Traveled He has also managed Rwanda’s Rayon Sports, Sudan’s El Mereikh, Oman’s Al Nasr and Polokwane City in South Africa where he was before moving to Free State Stars. Eymael left Free State on a high having led them to the Nedbank Cup title in their first ever appearance in a major final.Meanwhile, Gor Mahia Deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala has confirmed that the club should be able to announce the new coach before their KPL Super Cup match against Kariobangi Sharks on December 1.“There are very many coaches who have expressed interest in the job and we are yet to sit down and sift through all of them. We first want to work out on the club’s pre-season program where we plan a camp outside town and while they are there, we will look at the options we have,” Ngala said.He added; “We will either get a new coach on board or give Zico (Zedekiah Otieno) the job on permanent. That will be decided by the executive. But this is something we want to finish with as early as possible.”-Kerr resignedGor were left without a boss after Briton Dylan Kerr –  who has since joined PSL side Black Leopards – resigned from his role early in the week.K’Ogalo have historically done well with Briton coaches with the likes of Frank Nuttall and Bobby Williamson having recorded success over the past decade. Nuttall is famously remembered for guiding the side to the KPL title on an unbeaten run.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eymael states that he has received three other concrete offers from Egypt and Nigeria as well as an offer from Rwandese giants APR, but will make his final decision in the next 48 hours.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Former AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael has confirmed he has been contacted by Gor Mahia over the vacant managerial role left open after the resignation of Briton Luc Eymael early this week.The Belgian tactician who resigned as Free State Stars head coach in South Africa last week has told Capital Sport that he has been contacted by the Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, but he is yet to receive a concrete offer on his table.last_img read more

first_imgCommunity college students look to be the biggest winners if President Bush signs a bill that aims to help families deal with the rising cost of higher education. The federal bill, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, would come at no new cost for taxpayers and cuts student loan interest rates. It also boosts the Pell Grant scholarship, which awards a maximum of about $4,000 per year that doesn’t have to be repaid by students who qualify. Local college officials say they’re thrilled the legislation calls for an end to “tuition sensitivity” in determining Pell Grants for community college students. Because community college tuition is cheaper than most colleges and universities, students would be given lower Pell Grant amounts. “So if you had two students – one attending Pasadena City College and one a Cal State – with the same eligibility, the PCC student would get less because the fees are lower,” said Kim Miles, financial aid director for PCC. “So eliminating tuition sensitivity would make a big difference.” Some students could see a boost of nearly $500 in their Pell Grants in the 2008-09 school year. Susan Jones, financial aid director for Mt. San Antonio College, said another benefit of the legislation is an increase in students’ income protection allowance. “By increasing that, it protects more of the household income and thereby reduces the family contribution,” Jones said. “So what we’re going to be seeing is a greater number of students eligible for financial aid,” Jones said. “I always tell students that just because they aren’t eligible for one year, don’t think you won’t ever be.” College officials say they’re excited about the possible changes but are also remaining cautious about it. “A few years ago, Congress appropriated loans for teachers, a certain amount of (debt) forgiveness,” Miles said. “But they never appropriated the funds to cover it – and we don’t want to get too excited because it could happen again.” The legislation was enrolled Sept. 18 in Washington D.C., which means the president has 10 days to sign it or it will automatically become law, said Rachel Racusen, spokeswoman for Rep. George Miller, who authored the bill and is chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. “The College Cost Reduction and Access Act would not be on its way to President Bush’s desk if it were not for college students,” Miller said during last week’s enrollment ceremony. “When their generation is leading our country, I think it’s safe to say we will be in good hands.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The legislation, H.R. 2669, also aims to make loan payments more manageable, give assistance to excellent undergraduates who agree to teach high-need subjects in high-need schools, and offer loan forgiveness to graduates who go into public service professions such as military officers, nurses, early childhood educators and librarians. It would boost college financial aid by about $20 billion over the next five years, paying for itself by reducing federal subsidies paid to lenders in the college loan industry, congressional officials said. “We’re thrilled this is moving to the president, and I hope he signs it into law,” said Henry Gee, vice president of student and academic services for Rio Hondo College in Whittier. “When you’re struggling to go to school, every dollar counts,” Gee added. “Anytime you can provide more financial aid and reduce the cost of college – that’s a great thing.” Under this bill, Pell Grants will increase by $1,090 over the next five years, reaching about $5,400 by 2012, officials said. last_img read more

first_img1 Pablo Daniel Osvaldo Former Southampton flop Dani Osvaldo has joined Porto on a free transfer.The striker was released by the south coast club earlier this summer after a diastrous spell in England which saw him make just 14 Premier League appearances.Saints paid Roma a club-record fee of £15m in 2013 for the Italy international, but he was loaned to Juventus just six months into his stay after a training ground bust-up with team-mate Jose Fonte.Osvaldo spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and Boca Juniors before returning to Southampton this summer.However, at the start of July the club elected to terminate the contract of the 29-year-old, leaving him free to join a new side.And the Italian has now found his latest club after Porto announced that they had signed him on a free transfer.last_img read more

first_img 3 1. Hector Bellerin ran 40 metres in 4.41 seconds – “It was really unexpected,” Bellerin said of his Arsenal sprint record. “I worked a lot on my speed and power with the conditioning coach last year. The work that you don’t see, in the shadows, really shows on the pitch. We were just having a test and then they told me I was the fastest at the club. I did not beat it by that much.” 2. Theo Walcott ran 40 metres in 4.42 seconds – find out who Arsenal’s fastest ever player is by clicking the arrow above, right – Walcott is one of the fastest players in world football and, until this year, he was the fastest man at Arsenal, but after smashing Thierry Henry’s record, the England attacker has found himself bumped into second spot. “Did he have the wind, was it downhill?” Walcott joked about his successor as Gunners sprint king. 3 3 Speed is a key weapon in a modern footballer’s, ahem, arsenal, and the Gunners can boast some incredibly quick players.But who is the fastest Gunner ever?Assuming Charlie George, Ted Drake and Steve Morrow weren’t faster than any of the modern day Gunners, those who have played under Arsene Wenger’s 19-year stewardship, you’ll find the results above. 3. Thierry Henry ran 40 metres in 4.82 seconds – find out who Arsenal’s fastest ever players are by clicking the arrow above! – Arsenal have had some lightning fast players over the years, and under Arsene Wenger’s management the club carefully record speed records in training. A course is carefully laid out at the club’s London Colney training ground, with timing gates set up to measure speeds over the first five metres, from five to 15 metres and finally from the start to the 40 metre finish. For years, the record was held by Henry, who clocked 4.82 seconds over the full distance, but his record was broken by a young Gunner. Find out who it was on the next slide. last_img read more

first_imgAston Villa have completed the signing of Joleon Lescott from West Brom for an initial £1m, with the possibility of the fee rising to £2m.The defender has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park after spending just over 12 months with the Baggies.Lescott passed a medical on Tuesday and the move ends a long transfer chase for Villa, who wanted to sign him before his move to Albion from Man City last summer.In addition, he becomes first player since Cyrille Regis to play for Midlands clubs West Brom, Aston Villa and Wolves.Villa have been busy in this transfer window, with Micah Richards, Adama Traore and Jordan Ayew among a number of signings. 1 Joleon Lescott has played for Wolves, West Brom and now a third Midlands club, Aston Villa last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL supermodel Faye Dinsmore has been signed up by one of America’s top agencies.However friends insist the deal hasn’t scupper wedding plans to fiancé Paddy Cosgrave – they just haven’t made any yet!Faye, who already works for fashion agencies in Barcelona, Paris and London, is joining Ford Models which has its American headquarters in New York and also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami as well as Sao Paulo in Brazil. She has already been given a number of assignments and flies to the States later this month.The 27-year-old former Royal & Prior pupil said earlier this year that marriage wasn’t in her plans right now.“I think wearing so many wedding dresses for work has kind of spoiled it for me!” she joked.“We’ve been engaged for over a year now, we live together, I adore him, we work well together and do everything together. To be honest it feels like we are married! “Somehow I would rather take a holiday or just have a big get-together bash for my family and friends than spend loads of money on a wedding.” DONEGAL MODEL FAYE LANDS AMERICAN DEAL was last modified: July 10th, 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) Tags:contractdonegalFaye DinsmoreFord Models Agencymodellast_img read more

first_imgDorrian Construction Limited are seeking a quantity surveyor to join their team.DescriptionThe role will involve: Working within & assisting the construction team to ensure a successful project is delivered, while maintaining relationships, maximizing commercial returns and manage risk.Key Responsibilities:* Support the Senior Quantity Surveyor functions, assisting with & taking responsibility for:Preparing tenders, analysing, selecting appropriate subcontractor’s, negotiation & finalise subcontractor orders, financial & commercial management of subcontractor’s to Final Account completion.* Site records & document control * Site measurement records* Assisting in the preparation of forecasts, targets & Cost Value reconciliationsValuations* Prepare variations with adequate records & details, agree as works progress* Update projected Final Account, prepare & submit in a timely manner* Maintain & protect DCL commercial & contractual entitlement * CVR – Be actively involved in & understand the process, maintain independent view* Cash management – Be aware & be actively involved to ensure good cash management* Tender preparation – Support as required* Manage & oversee tender process – Involvement with & take some responsibility for:– Simple Design & Build/Contractors Design Portion contracts– Claims & disputes– Understanding of contract law– Seek out new opportunitiesExperience & SkillsDemonstrate clear written and verbal communication skills.Ability to effectively utilise a range of technology platformsBe fully conversant with the use of the Standard Method of MeasurementDemonstrate ownership/commercial awarenessEffective time management, organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skillsQualifications/TrainingEducated to diploma or degree level and working toward the relevant professional accreditationCost Value ReconciliationsContract/commercial appreciationSend enquiries to mailto:d.dorrian@dorrianconstruction.ieJob Vacancy: Leading Donegal construction company require Quantity Surveyor was last modified: April 23rd, 2019 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:Dorrian ConstructionjobQuantity Surveyorvancancylast_img read more