Post Ebola County Meets On in 5 Cities

first_imgOver 10,000 fans from host Grand Bassa, including Sinoe, Bong and River Gee counties, and the eight teams, are expected to formally parade the principal streets of the Port City Buchanan at 9:00am today and climax it with an indoor program at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium.Defending football champions Grand Bassa, dubbed the Gbezohn Boys are expected to be in their dominant red, while Bong County, also called the Kpatawi Boys will wear orange.Bassa has a lot to do to maintain morale and the trophy in front of their spectators, while traditional finalist Bong County is full of surprises.At 2:00pm, the kickball teams for both sides will kick off the tournament and two hours later, the football squads will continue the ball rolling.Chief referee Lamin Kamara is expected to be in the centre of the football game, while the ref for the kickball game has not been announced.Though Sinoe and River Gee have not made exploits in the County Meet for about a decade, Senators J. Milton Teahjah and Commany Wesseh have decided to make headways in the first County Meet since their election in December 2014.Reports say the two underdog counties are convinced they will emerge from Group I which favorites, Bassa and Bong have to prove them wrong.However, the Cabinet led by Director Jordan Solunteh is expected on the field, including diplomatic corps.On Sunday, December 13, the County Meet continues with kickball and football matches, including three other venues – Sanniquellie, Zwedru and Kakata.In Bassa, Sinoe and River Gee will lock horns with each other in both kickball, while in Sanniquellie Cape Mount County will rub shoulders with Bomi County in kickball and football and Nimba County will host Maryland County also in both sports.In Zwedru, River Cess meets Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh faces Lofa in kickball and football. In Kakata, Margibi hosts Montserrado in both kickball and football. Two winners from each zone will come in Monrovia – the fifth city for finals. The tournament will run from December 12, 2015 to January 17, 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mayoral candidate denies connection with controversial leaflets

first_imgMayoral candidate Bruce Lantz says his camp is not behind the recent release of a controversial leaflet urging citizens not to vote for the incumbent mayor and council. The leaflet, which was left on windshields of cars in local parking lots this weekend, contained typed text, as well as a hand written comment urging the reader to vote for Lantz. Lantz says he wants to assure the public that no one in his campaign was behind the leaflet. [asset|aid=617|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9e12ab628207858c1de7af38831b475c-Lantz-dunno_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -After a public complaint about the leaflet yesterday, Chief Electoral Officer Janet Prestley issued a warning to all candidates that any connection with the leaflet could result in their disqualification.last_img read more

Hazard asks Sarri for extra day off

first_imgHazard has been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid and has suggested that he feels it is time for him to take a new step in his career after six years at Chelsea. However, Sarri insisted that the pair did not discuss the Belgian’s future.“We didn’t talk about this,” the Italian said when asked about the topic, according to Sky Sports.“We talked only about ‘can I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday?’“In this moment there is no problem for Hazard.”Sarri did not reveal whether or not he granted the 27-year-old an additional day off, but reports suggest that Hazard was successful in his request.The Belgian scored 12 goals for Chelsea in 2017/18 before captaining his country to the FIFA World Cup semifinals in Russia. 0Shares0000 Eden Hazard. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Eden Hazard is set to return to club duty after the Community Shield, having asked Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri for an extra day off.The Blues will face Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with kick-off set for 14h00 GMT. However, star attacking midfielder Hazard will seemingly play no part.center_img 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Stunning Donegal tourist spots feature on ultimate Irish Bucket list

first_imgDonegal has featured in an article declared the ultimate Irish Bucket List, which lists thirty things you must do in Ireland before you die! The article which was published in The Irish Independent and was compiled by Pól Ó Conghaile, Nicola Brady and Yvonne Gordon – who picked 30 amazing experiences for their Irish Bucket List.The spectacular Slieve League cliffs and the awesome Berg Sea Stack in Glencolmcille feature in the comprehensive top 30 places to see before you die. Speaking about Slieve League, the writer says, “Admiring sea cliffs is one thing. Experiencing the adrenalin rush of towering over a sheer drop on a cliff edge is quite another – and you’ll get that at the aptly named One Man’s Path at Slieve League, which is just two-feet wide in parts.” The cliffs, rising nearly 2,000 feet from the Atlantic, are some of the highest in Europe.“For some people, even driving up from the lower car park to the viewing point at the upper car park is enough of a thrill – there’s a drop hundreds of feet on one side. (My tip: Park at the lower car park and just walk up!)On reviewing The Berg Stack, Pól Ó Conghaile writes, “New frontiers are hard come by in travel. So when an email lands telling you of a place fewer people have visited than the moon, you take note. “Ireland’s sea stacks are among the least-visited nooks in the land, and more than 100 of them sprout from the sea off Donegal.“I drove to the edge of the earth to meet the man behind that email (Ian Miller of Unique Ascent), and he took me on a nerve-jangling taster up Berg Stack, near Glencolmbcille. There was zero signal on my phone, but I never felt more connected.”Stunning Donegal tourist spots feature on ultimate Irish Bucket list was last modified: September 16th, 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:donegalFeaturesIrish Bucket ListIrish IndependentnewsSpotStunningtouristlast_img read more

Dellums ahead in local race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Former Rep. Ron Dellums, who began his career in Congress in 1970, hoped to start a new phase in his political career Tuesday as voters in Oakland picked a new mayor. Voting machines from a bygone era threatened to send the counting into today, however. Early returns from Alameda County showed Dellums with a small edge over City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente. Both held a commanding lead over City Councilwoman Nancy Nadel.last_img read more

DONEGAL TEACHERS HIGHLIGHT SERIOUS CONCERNS OVER JUNIOR CYCLE CHANGES

first_imgTeachers from Coláiste Na Carraige protest at the Junior Cycle changes.Teachers from Donegal joined colleagues in a lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns outside school gates around the country yesterday. The protest was organised by second level unions TUI and ASTI.Co. Donegal TUI Chairperson Noel Rodden said teachers will always support positive change that guarantees improvement. “However, we are gravely concerned by the potential for damage posed by the new Junior Cycle proposals. Even at this late stage, there is an unacceptable lack of information about how the new Junior Cycle will work in practice and how it will be resourced.“The move to school-based assessment raises serious questions regarding the validity and reliability of student results. In addition to this, overlapping assessments will increase the pressure on students. There is also a risk of deterioration in the pupil/teacher, teacher/parent relationship if teachers are to mark their own students for certification.“As educators and practitioners, we believe that student achievement in the new Junior Cycle must be externally assessed and nationally certified by the State Examinations Commission.“Rushed change for which adequate preparation has not been made can cause irreparable damage to the education system and the educational experience of students.’ Detailed below are a range of specific concerns teachers have over the proposed changesWhy are teachers concerned about the changes to Junior Cycle?• There is an unacceptable lack of concrete information about how the new Junior Cycle will work in practice and how it will be resourced.• Meaningful engagement and negotiation with teachers and their unions has not taken place.• The system is simply not ready for change of such magnitude after six years of slash-and-burn austerity cuts to school resourcing and teacher numbers. • The planned discontinuation of external assessment/moderation puts standards at risk• The move to school-based assessment raises serious questions regarding the validity and reliability of student results.• School-based certification will lead to unfairness and a lack of consistency in standards.• Schools that cannot offer a broad curriculum or high visibility short courses will suffer. This means small schools, schools in rural areas and schools in disadvantaged areas will suffer. • Some existing subjects could be downgraded or marginalised.• There will be problems regarding the management, storage and security of assessment related materials.• There is a real threat of an increased, bureaucratic workload that will deflect teachers from their core teaching role• Principal teachers will experience a significant increase in administrative workload.• The multiplicity of overlapping assessment events will increase pressure on an already overstretched and overworked teaching population. It will also significantly increase the pressure on students.• The proposed changes take no account of the existing heavy workloads of teachers, including work being completed at home. The planned changes will result in further encroachment into teachers’ personal/family time.• If teachers are to assume the role of marking their own students for certification, TUI is concerned that there will be a deterioration in the pupil/teacher, teacher/parent relationship.• The terminal examination is a motivating focal point. Its removal may demotivate students.• The removal of a terminal state examination at Junior Cycle will impair student capacity to choose subjects for Senior Cycle and will remove the experience of sitting a state examination.DONEGAL TEACHERS HIGHLIGHT SERIOUS CONCERNS OVER JUNIOR CYCLE CHANGES was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Raiders’ Lynch out for a at least a month

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders will be without running back Marshawn Lynch for at least a month and it remains to be seen if he’s played his final down with the organization.Lynch sustained a groin injury in a 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London. Coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday the running back was injured, the severity was not determined, and the Raiders were still gathering information. A team source confirmed an NFL Network report that the news from an MRI was not good and that Lynch would …last_img read more

Be the Protagonist in Your Story. Not the Extra.

first_imgIn the movies, there are always “extras,” those people who show ups in scenes so the restaurant is full, the streets are busy, or the grocery store has customers. The “extras” don’t really have any role to play, other than being in the background. In an action or horror movie, the extras don’t fare very well. In fact, things normally end badly for them.For an extra, the world they occupy is acting upon them. They are not acting on that world; they’re just going through the motions, even though nothing they do changes the plot or improves their circumstances. The script is written for them, even though they have no lines, and their fate has long been determined. Extras are disempowered.The protagonist has a very different role. She is acting upon the world that she inhabits. What she says and does has an impact on the people and circumstances in which she finds herself. She is capable of heroic feats of mind and body, with solid thinking and solid action, even when she gets herself in trouble. The protagonist is empowered. So is the villain, for that matter.It’s more interesting and more fun to be the protagonist than to relegate yourself to being an extra.You are taking the role of the extra when you believe that the world is acting upon you, and not the other way around, believing that you have no power to change the plot into one in which you are a player—or maybe THE player. When you decide you are the protagonist, the plotline shifts.When you absolve yourself of the responsibility of accepting that you are the writer, the director, and the producer of this thing called life, you cause yourself to play a bit role in someone else’s production—instead of taking the lead and making your story your own. The fact that you believe that this production is of your own making, you recognize that you can change the plot line at any time, regardless of your past, and regardless of your age.If the story were to end in the middle chapters, the protagonist isn’t likely to have obtained what she wants. The reason the protagonists always win is that they continue their pursuit until they get what they want. No great story ever has a protagonist that doesn’t have to discover something about themselves, change, and grow in some way to succeed.No one ever knows what happens to the extras in a movie. They have no plot line, and they do very little to help themselves.You are the protagonist in this story you are writing. We are all watching to see what kind of great adventure you are going to create. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Gareth Bale Rescues Real Madrid With Brace But Sees Red in Villarreal Draw

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. baleGareth Balela ligala liga points table First Published: September 2, 2019, 7:24 AM IST Madrid: Gareth Bale scored twice to save Real Madrid from a damaging defeat away at Villarreal on Sunday before capping a dramatic 2-2 draw by being sent off in injury-time. Zinedine Zidane said in July it would be “best for everyone” if Bale left this summer but it was the Welshman’s double that earned Madrid a point from a thrilling contest at la Ceramica. Villarreal took the lead through Gerard Moreno in the 12th minute and then Moi Gomez 16 minutes from the end but each time Bale pegged them back, first on the stroke of half-time and then four minutes from the end. Two yellow cards in as many minutes then saw Bale dramatically sent off in the 94th minute but by then his match-saving contribution was complete.”I am pleased with his goals, of course, and now we have to think about a rest,” Zidane said. “Although he won’t rest as he’s going away with his national team.”It was six years to the day that Real Madrid paid 100 million euros (now $110m) to sign Bale, who now has 104 goals for the club, as many as the Brazilian Ronaldo.But his heroics could not save Madrid from another slip, which means they head into the international break five points behind early front-runners Atletico Madrid, who had earlier beaten Eibar 3-2.”We have to improve defensively,” Zidane said. “We know we can create chances. The positive is the reaction we showed because it is important not to lose.”Asked what was lacking, Casemiro said: “We lacked everything.”After drawing at home to Real Valladolid though, this was not the result Zidane would have wanted, particularly given he threw two new signings into his starting line-up. Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy both started, with Bale on the left of midfield in a 4-4-2, a sign of Zidane’s renewed faith in the 30-year-old’s defensive capabilities.Zidane has now won only six of the 14 matches since he returned as coach in March and it remains to be seen if the club make any late additions on the final day of the transfer window on Monday.Sergio Ramos was at fault for the first goal, robbed on the halfway line by Moreno, who drove forward and slipped in Karl Toko Ekambi. Ekambi’s shot was parried by Thibaut Courtois but only back into the path of Moreno, who picked his spot.Madrid dominated the rest of the half as Casemiro headed wide, Lucas Vazquez lashed into the side-netting and Karim Benzema’s long-range effort hit the post. They did score in the 46th minute with a brilliant goal, Jovic flicking Casemiro’s pass into Dani Carvajal, who crossed first time for Bale to tap in.Madrid pushed for a second after the restart as Bale and Toni Kroos went close and Benzema had the ball in the net but was correctly called offside. Instead, Villarreal landed a sucker-punch on the break as Mario Gaspar’s cross was cleared only to Santi Cazorla. His shot was saved by Courtois but Javi Ontiveros fired in again and Moi Gomez was perfectly placed. Villarreal tried to hang on but tension set in and Bale equalised with four minutes left, cutting inside from the right and dragging a shot back inside the near post.He might have fancied a hat-trick in injury time but instead picked up two yellow cards, the second for a late challenge on Ontiveros. last_img read more

My fitness changes have helped me become more confident: Virat Kohli to India Today

first_imgYou need to be mad about your fitness to be a fraction as successful as Virat Kohli. In an exclusive chat with India Today, the Indian skipper urged the youth of the country to play outdoors, just like he did, to be successful in life.”I have learnt so much from sports. Sports teaches you about facing challenges and overcoming challenges on a regular basis which I think applies to every walk of life. Being physically active and my fitness changes have helped me become mentally more confident and that only starts with a slight change and this change is what we are pushing for initially. That initial push is very important (to be fit) and after that it becomes a habit then it becomes a madness and the process goes on and that is the whole idea behind doing something like this”, said Kohli at the sidelines of the launch of his brand ‘One8’ in association with Sportswear giants Puma.WATCH FULL VIDEOThis confidence of Kohli has seen Team India embark on a sensational record breaking streak. India have not lost a Test series since January 2015 and is unbeaten in any bilateral ODI series since January 2016. Kohli’s India has won every series across formats in 2017 as well.Teams around the world know that that whenever they face India, they are in for a battle on the cricket field. Kohli’s team plays with aggression and class and he wants this style to reflect in this new venture as well.advertisement”Today I am launching my brand which is ‘One8’ with Puma, it is an ‘at-leisure’ line. Personally I always wanted to bring fashion into sports and to create something which is fashionable and at the same time sporty. It allows people to wear it on a daily basis and they would also be able to play a sport in it which was my basic mindset behind creating this”, said the skipper.The 29-year-old was recently named in the Forbes list of Top 10 athletes in the world ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi. He is also a smart businessman and is the co-owner of teams in ISL, Wrestling league and has been associated with a team in the IPTL as well. This goes to show that the Indian captain is looking ahead to the future with smart investments which will keep him connected to sports when he hangs up his boots.With the launch of his new venture, Kohli now wants to inspire people to come out and play to help make India a sporting nation.”I would  urge people to come out and play which is our tag line behind the sporting line as well. That mindset is very very important (to play) to do that, and to make an effort to do that on a daily basis, as it requires a bit of discipline and it is something that you need to do to be able to take care of your physical health which in turn helps you think better and helps in your confidence”, concluded the 29-year-old.Kohli’s next mission begins on the 16th of November in Kolkata when India take on Sri Lanka in a three-Test series before the ODIs and T20s.last_img read more