Mates open the 2012 season by pounding Vikings

first_imgLast season the Dam Inn Mates looked very impressive in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League Final.The Mates continued that impressive showing Sunday as Dam Inn opened the 2012 season with a lopsided 29-6 victory over Castlegar at the Mount Sentinel Field. In the other game on opening day, the Brewers defeated Nelson Hour Glass by forfeit.The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League is a four-team league and plays Sundays at Mount Sentinel.Game times are 11a.m. and 1 p.m.Sunday the Mates meet Brewers at 1 p.m. while Hour Glass battles Castlegar in the preliminary game at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Barcelona shocked by last-place Leganes in Spanish league

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host rallied with goals two minutes apart in the second half to earn its first win in six league games this season.Leganes’ winner came thanks to a blunder by veteran central defender Gerard Pique, who misplayed a shot while trying to clear the ball from inside the area. Oscar Rodriguez, a former member of Real Madrid’s youth teams who is on loan with Leganes, took advantage of Pique’s uncharacteristic mistake to score the 52nd-minute winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt came just after Nabil El Zhar had equalized with a header from close range after a long ball into the Barcelona area.Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar made a series of great saves near the end to preserve the victory. Leganes had never earned a point against Barcelona in its three seasons in the first division. The club from outside Madrid had won only one point from its first five games and was coming off three straight losses.Barcelona was coming off a home draw against Girona in the previous round.Lionel Messi couldn’t add to his 595 goals in his 700th appearance with Barcelona, including 55 non-official games.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Real Madrid routed 3-0 by Sevilla in Spanish League LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, fourth left, celebrates Coutinho’s goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Leganes and FC Barcelona at the Butarque stadium in Leganes, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Last-place Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback.The result gives Real Madrid a chance to take over the league lead with a draw at Sevilla later Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GVL Donates US$100k in Scholarships to Agri Students

first_imgBeneficiaries of agriculture scholarships in four of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have no cause to worry about fees as academic activities are on  the verge of resumption.This is because one of the major agricultural scholarship donors in the country, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), has provided US$100,000.00 to ensure that these students’ fees are paid.The agriculture company, which is involved in oil palm production, made the donation last Friday at the Ministry of Agriculture.The company has been donating scholarship money to agriculture students ever since it signed a concessional agreement with the government of Liberia in 2010.Students studying agriculture from the four universities, the University of Liberia (UL), United Methodist University (UMU), Cuttington University (CU) and the William V. S. Tubman University (TU) in Maryland, will be the beneficiaries. The donation is a part of the company’s commitment and in compliance with its Social Responsibility to the Liberian people, especially residents of its concessional areas.The symbolic cheque presentation was made to the Agriculture Minister, Dr. Florence Chenoweth by GVL’s manager for compliance, K. Emmanuel Yarkpazuo, on behalf of the company.Minister Chenoweth, upon receiving the cheque, lauded the company for its continuous support to the agriculture sector, especially in the area of manpower development. She said GVL is one of those companies that are substantially contributing to the sector by awarding both local and international scholarships to Liberians.The Agriculture Minister called on Liberian students, especially the beneficiaries of the scholarships, to take their lessons seriously, as the opportunities are being provided in order that they might take over the sector in the not distant future. She called on other companies operating in the country to emulate the splendid example of GVL if they indeed mean well for the country.Dr. Chenoweth urged students to learn to cultivate a habit of hard work and discipline as they study to magnify their chances of success. She noted that more young people are now taking interest in the sector and more are gaining the requisite capacities.Mr. Yarkpazuo, the GVL manager for compliance,  said his company considers as a priority the development of capacities  of Liberians, especially the young ones who are to take over the leadership of the company’s operation.He further stated that GVL also considers among its prime responsibilities   practicing legal compliance, regulatory adherence, procedures in oil palm production, and the development of proper systems and attitudes.At GVL operations in Liberia’s southeast, he said,  “we aspire to be among the best oil palm producers in the global industry as we  stand for key values.”GVL comes to build the incoming generation of Liberians and give them a better future, Mr. Yakpazuo added.He called on the government to use the scholarship funds for their  intended purpose. He also told the beneficiaries to see the opportunity as a gateway to a brighter future for themselves and urged  them to see themselves as the future of Liberia.GVL’s development and education manager, Mrs. Jean Hannah-Thompson, providing overview of the GVL scholarship program, said since 2010 the company has been committed to its social responsibility to the Liberian people and will continue to do so as long as the company stays in Liberia.The company has several well paying jobs for specific purposes and skills, most especially for young university graduates, she noted.”There are plenty of well paying positions within GVL for these specific skill sets, particularly for young university graduates, but you have to be willing to put in the work, the effort and the dedication to succeed,” she declared.She encouraged students to focus on the needs of the country by studying agriculture, agronomy and engineering.Several stakeholders in the education sector, especially from the benefitting universities along with Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh, also graced the occasion.In a related development, GVL has assisted in funding or partially funded the education of more than 1,400 college and university students, through its annual scholarship program, which is facilitated through the Ministry of Agriculture.Additionally, the company runs the largest primary school in Sinoe County, which has more than 600 students in attendance.Last year the company sent its first seven mill engineers to Indonesia for further training. Once the engineers complete their training program there, which is expected to last between 12-18 months, they will  return to Liberia into management positions specific to their skills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. S. Byron Tarr, A Great Liberian Son!

first_imgFollowing his graduation from Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University) in 1966, Dr. Byron Tarr matriculated to the University of Illinois, United States of America, where he took the Master’s and in 1972 the PhD in Economics.Almost immediately he was called by Steve Tolbert, the Mesurado Fishing tycoon and younger brother of the new Liberian President, Dr. William R. Tolbert.  President Tolbert, who had succeeded to the Presidency following the death of President W.V.S. Tubman in the London Clinic on July 23, 1971, appointed younger brother Steve as Minister of Finance.Steve immediately started recruiting young talents to work with him at Finance. One of the first was John Togbakollie Woods, Liberia’s first natural resource economist, who had worked for many years with J. Milton Weeks as Director General of the Bureau of Economic Research, later Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs. Byron Tarr followed first as Assistant Minister, later Deputy Minister of Finance for Revenues.He held that position with credit and distinction until he resigned in 1974 to pursue other assignments.In 1982 Dr. Tarr joined with his professional colleague, John T. Woods, to establish a consulting firm, Development Consultants (DC) that produced numerous outstanding studies for various business firms and local and international governmental and non-governmental institutions.That was what led Observer Publisher Kenneth Y. Best, in a tribute at the Stryker Funeral Home, to describe Dr. Tarr as “a productive intellectual who wrote numerous papers for various national and international institutions that set the pace for fresh thinking, planning and implementation on the political economy in Liberia and elsewhere.”As a writer and historian, Dr. Tarr also joined Dr. Elwood Dunn in contributing to one of the editions of the Historical Dictionary of Liberia.Byron’s colleague, John T. Woods, in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, described Dr. Tarr as “a brave economist.”  In the early 1980s, John recalled, Byron bravely took the initiative, along with other politicians, to found the Liberia Action Party (LAP). The aim, John recalled, was to attempt to correct the gross and widespread mismanagement and corruption in the Liberian government, which was being run by people who had hardly done eighth grade. Among the colleagues that associated with Byron in the formation of LAP were Messrs. Harry A. Greaves, Sr., Jackson F. Doe and Peter Johnson, and Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Byron’s political move, which he executed in the Development Consultants office in the Milton and Richards Building, caused John Woods to leave the firm (DC), because he did not think that the politics was part of DC’s mandate.On second thought, however, Mr. Woods confessed to the Daily Observer that “Byron was brave and I was a coward.”“For indeed,” said Mr. Woods, “somebody needed to do something to correct the mismanagement and corruption that was destroying Liberia in the 1980s.”Mr. Woods noted that history seems to be repeating itself today in Liberian politics.  The exact same thing is happening right now, where some of the nation’s most highly educated sons and daughters are vigorously endorsing a footballer to become the president of Liberia.LAP became a very forceful political party, which went on actually to win the 1985 elections. But though everyone knew that Jackson F. Doe had won that election, Samuel Doe and his Elections Commission Chairman, Emmett Harmon, thoroughly rigged the elections and declared Samuel Doe the winner.  That fraudulent ‘victory,’ barely four years later, led the country to civil war.As we all pray for the peaceful repose of Dr. S. Byron Tarr and for God’s comfort and strength to his widow and children, let us also pray for our country, that God will send us more bright, dynamic and productive economists like Byron. May Byron’s family and intellectual friends work together to publish his works for the benefit of posterity.Let us fervently pray also for the impending run-off election to be peaceful, and that Liberians, led by God, will elect a leader who will be wholly committed to lifting Liberia and moving her forward toward development and prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Slaying suspect defends himself

first_imgDeputy District Attorney Samer Hathout said Lewis had implied he would plead guilty if he were allowed. In a February hearing, Marrs had explained to Lewis that while he has the right to represent himself, California Penal Code prohibits a defendant from pleading guilty without an attorney’s counsel. Because he waived his right to an attorney, Marrs told him the court was obligated to enter a not-guilty plea on his behalf. Lewis also waived his right to a jury trial, but Hathout said the district attorney’s special circumstances committee could decide otherwise. She said the committee will also decide whether to pursue the death penalty. Lewis is accused of shooting his mother and her boyfriend at the home all three were living in, in the 900 block of Ivy Street. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA – A Glendora man accused of the shooting his mother and her companion to death at their home in October continued to insist on representing himself in court Tuesday. Robert Lee Lewis, 34, could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of murdering his mother, Pamela Dumais, 51, and her companion, Rodney Courtright, 52, on Oct. 24. He also faces one robbery charge and special circumstances of lying in wait and multiple murder. “You have the right to a lawyer,” Judge Bruce Marrs told the quiet, bearded Lewis, who spoke mostly in one-word sentences. “I told you last time that I think it’s a bad idea for you to represent yourself.” last_img read more

Bomu to host Chapa Dimba Coast region finals

first_img0Shares0000LaLiga Global Head Marketing and Partnership Gregory Bolle (Left), in company of Football Kenya Federation Chairman Nick Mwendwa and Safaricom Director Financial Services Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, vibrantly share their enthusiasm in celebration of the official launch of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4 – The Coast region finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament will be played under the floodlights of the Bomu Stadium in Mombasa this weekend.According to Michael Karanja, who is the Coast Region coordinator for the tournament, the finals will be played at 6pm due to the high temperatures currently being experienced in the Coastal region. “Players’ welfare is a key component of Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament. The high temperatures in Mombasa during the day could greatly affect their performance and that’s why we felt the need to have the games played in the evening,” Karanja stated.Mombasa teams Shimanzi Youth and Kaloleni United will square it out in the first boys semifinal, while Kilifi’s Matsangaoni boys will take on Maweni United from Malindi in the second semi.In the girls’ category, Changamwe Ladies from Mombasa will face Kwale Starlets as Matsangaoni Ladies from Kilifi playh Malindi’s Solwogidi.The winners will receive a cash reward of Sh200,000 each and an opportunity to represent Coast in the national finals set for Meru in June. The runners-up will also pocket Sh100,000 each and there will also be other individual prizes for the best players.Already, Kajiado’s Al Ahly and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley, Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern have booked their tickets for the national finals.This year, an all-star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propel gifted players to the national team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Arsenal man just can’t stop scoring

first_img Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal against Brazil Alexis Sanchez did the damage last night as Chile beat Brazil in World Cup qualifying.The Arsenal winger ripped Brazil’s defence apart thanks to a neat one-two with Arturo Vidal, before he stuck the ball into the net from close range in the last minute.Eduardo Vargas had already given Chile the lead, and the Copa America champions held on to win 2-0.Watch the goal below. 1last_img

If you survive, you can join up

first_imgQ: When America Online first went into business, it had another name. What was it? – B.H., Flint, Mich. A: In 1985, Quantum Computer Services started as an Internet bulletin board. In 1991, Quantum became America Online (AOL). Q: I have a question about “The Andy Griffith Show.” How did Barney (Don Knotts) come to be Andy’s deputy? – B.E., Buffalo, N.Y. A: Pure nepotism. Barney was Andy’s cousin. Barney needed a job, so his cousin made him the town’s deputy. Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at or c/o United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Q: During World War II, my father’s plane was shot down over water. He was rescued and later became a member of a special club. What was the name of the club? – W.R.L., Macon, Ga. A: Your father was a member of the Goldfish Club (gold for the value of the life and fish for the sea). Membership is given to those whose life has been saved by some type of survival gear in a water rescue. Q: Johnny Rivers is one of the country’s most gifted singers, songwriters and guitarists. When and where was he born? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings– Y.L.M., Burlington, Vt. A: Johnny Rivers entered the world as John Henry Ramistella on Nov. 7, 1942, in New York City. When John was about 5, his father lost his job and moved the family to Baton Rouge, La. While Johnny was still a youngster, his father taught him how to play the guitar in ways that demonstrated the influence of his adopted state. He formed a band in high school and recorded his first song. While visiting New York, he met disc jockey Alan Freed, who suggested a name change. Johnny took the last name Rivers after the Mississippi River, which flows through Louisiana. Q: My problem with Alfred Hitchcock movies is that I spend a lot of time looking for his cameo appearances. In “Lifeboat,” the film followed survivors adrift in the Atlantic Ocean after a German U-boat sunk their ship during World War II. The image of Hitchcock appeared on the backside of a newspaper being read by one of the occupants of the boat. What was the picture? – I.N., Rochester, N.Y. A: Hitchcock’s photo appeared in a “before and after” ad for Reduco Obesity Slayer, a men’s corset. Gus Smith (William Bendix) was the character with the paper. last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: You’ve seen the documentary; you may even have seen the show live. Now watch Riverdance – Coláiste Ailigh style. The Letterkenny students were performing at their Christmas show at An Grianan on December 12, 2013. The girls are flawless (in fact they’re superb). But the boys need to go to a few more lessons.Click Play to Watch DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS DO RIVERDANCE! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 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:Colaiste AilighletterkennyRiverdancelast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI and the PSNI are investigating the possibility that Andy Allen was shot dead in Buncrana because he had breached a terrorist ‘city ban’ by visiting his two children hours before his brutal murder.The father of two had been ordered to leave Derry five months ago by Republican Action Against Drugs.Now it has emerged that he made several visits to the city to see his children, who still lived there with their mother. Gardai are investigating claims that he visited Derry on Thursday to see his children.Hours later he was gunned down in his bedroom at the rented house at Links View Park.A post mortem was carried out on Mr Allen’s body at Letterkenny General Hospital last night.Gardai locally were not aware of his presence in Lisfannon area. More than 40 people have been forced out of Derry by RAAD and other splinter terror groups in the past 12 months.It’s not known how many of them have moved to Co Donegal but one Garda source told us: “In light of this murder we believe anyone who has been threatened should inform their local garda station.”RAAD had accused Mr Allen of selling cocaine and cannabis.However local MP Mark Durkan has cautioned against “taking the word” of terror organisations who had meted out “summary justice.” BUNCRANA MURDER: WAS VICTIM SHOT FOR VISITING HIS CHILDREN? was last modified: February 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUNCRANA MURDER: WAS VICTIM SHOT FOR VISITING HIS CHILDREN?last_img read more