LONDON (AP): Chelsea and Manchester United bounced back from disappointing losses with impressive wins in the English Premier League yesterday. Diego Costa, returning from a three-match suspension for violent conduct, put the Premier League champions ahead against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge before defender Alan Hutton scored an own goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win. A victory was welcomed by Jose Mourinho, who is under pressure due to his side’s faltering start to the season. Chelsea lost their last match 3-1 at home to Southampton and Mourinho feels his team still has work to do to return to top form. “Confidence comes with results, and results bring all the good quality that the players have to the fore,” Mourinho said. “At the moment, some of my players have lost confidence, but this was a great team performance.” United won 3-0 against Everton at Goodison Park, with Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney scoring in an emphatic response to the 3-0 defeat against Arsenal two weeks ago. “The defeat against Arsenal, two weeks and I cannot approach them (during the international break), then this performance? Fantastic,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. United are third on 19 points, two behind Manchester City, which routed Bournemouth 5-1. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in the first half and Wilfried Bony netted twice, meaning injured striker Sergio Aguero was not missed. The two Manchester clubs play each other at Old Trafford next weekend. “I think it was important for Raheem to score three goals,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “He must improve his finishing – he did that today. I don’t think he’s a striker like Kun (Aguero) or Bony, but this year, and I said it when he arrived, I am sure he will score more goals.” Earlier yesterday, Juergen Klopp’s first Liverpool match ended 0-0 against Tottenham. Klopp was without striker Daniel Sturridge, who picked up a knock in training on Friday, which gave a first Premier League start to Divock Origi, who hit the post with a header after 10 minutes. It was the closest Liverpool came to scoring, while Tottenham’s Clinton N’Jie was later denied by a brilliant one-handed save from Simon Mignolet. “We had our moments. From a very good corner, we hit the post and there were some other situations where we could have been a little bit better, but for today, it’s OK,” Klopp said, while also explaining that Sturridge could return for Liverpool’s game against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday. In the late game yesterday, Arsenal netted three times in 12 second-half minutes to win 3-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road. Alexis Sanchez begun the scoring in the 62nd after Mesut Ozil was tackled in the penalty area, only for the ball to roll free. Giroud then lashed in Ozil’s cutback six minutes later, before Aaron Ramsey netted his first club goal of the season, receiving a pass from Hector Bellerin before his effort was deflected by Ikechi Anya. The result means Arsenal stayed second above United on goal difference. Elsewhere, Southampton surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Leicester, Sunderland lost 1-0 at West Brom in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of the Black Cats, and Crystal Palace were beaten 3-1 by West Ham.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Chances given to triple-century maker Azhar Ali and extras conceded were key factors in West Indies’ loss to Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai, captain Jason Holder has said. West Indies lost to Pakistan by 56-runs despite Darren Bravo leading the fight with his eighth Test century that took the game into the final hour on the fifth day. Ali, who scored 302 not out, was dropped twice – first by Leon Johnson when on 17 and then by Jermaine Blackwood when on 190. “Obviously, credit must go to Azhar Ali, I thought he played really well. We put him down; at that stage, if we would have held him, we would have had a new batsman in,” Holder said. “But that’s cricket. If you look at it critically, it’s those one or two chances that we missed. In the second innings, Babar Azam getting out with a no-ball. Things like this, if we negate them then we have less problems going forward.” Holder says the bowlers need to improve their approach to the wicket to end the rate of front-foot-no-balls, especially pacer Shannon Gabriel. The Trinidadian fast bowler delivered 11 no-balls in the entire match, including 10 in the first innings. “It’s definitely an area we need to improve on, but if you look at the scorecard, there were a few no-balls from both sides. It’s something we have to pay attention to, Shannon was probably our head culprit,” Holder declared. “But again, he’s that kind of bowler; he runs in and gives it his all. Having said that the amount of no-balls he bowled was unacceptable and hopefully he can correct it going forward in the next Test match.”
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On April 22, 1980, 13 government officials were executed on South Beach in Monrovia as a result of a military coup d’état that toppled the regime of President William R. Tolbert Jr., who was assassinated earlier on April 12.In 2004, the families of the deceased officials formed a coalition titled “The April 22nd Memorial Group,” a dedicated to keeping the memory, contributions, and patriotism of their loved ones alive. Their contribution to country through their hard work, their love of country shown by their overwhelming and selfless response to the duties imposed upon them in the public service portfolios they held continue to be the impetus and motivation of the group, its statement reads. The ideals of these men are the ones that made an impact in the development of Liberia in the past, and will make an impact again “if and only if we continue to hold them in high esteem, and pass them forward to our current generation and to generations unborn,” according to the statement.In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the assassination and execution of so many brave men, “we the family of these great men invite the Liberian public to a memorial and remembrance ceremony of this historical event on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.”The 13 Slain officials on April 22nd 1980 includedCyril A. Bright, Joseph J. F. Chesson, Sr., C. Cecil Dennis, Jr., Richard A. Henries, Sr., Charles D. B. King, and D. Franklin Neal, Sr. Others were P. Clarence Parker III, James T. Phillips, Jr., James A. A. Pierre, John W. F. Sherman, Frank J. Stewart, Sr., Frank E. Tolbert, Sr., and E. Reginald Townsend.Also to be honored are former President William R. Tolbert, Jr., Ex-Commander Spurgeon Capehart, Major General Emmett W. Cooper, Commander Varney E. Dempster, Captain Gabriel Moore, General Charles E. Railey, Jr., H. Carey Thomas, A. Benedict Tolbert, and Lieutenant “Railroad” Vesseley. Meanwhile the 35th Anniversary Memorial Thanksgiving Program will, among other things, include wreath laying and a prayer service on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M. at the Memorial Site in Palm Grove Cemetery, Center Street. A Memorial Thanksgiving Worship Celebration will also be hosted on Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, Broad and Johnson Streets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Liberia Immunization Platform (LIP), a local non-governmental organization, will begin this year’s polio immunization awareness on Friday, October 23, in Monrovia, says the organization’s Secretary General, Mr. Suenah Sambola Flomo.According to her, Global Alliance Vaccine Immunization (GAVI) has provided US$1,500 through the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) in Liberia for the campaign. “I can assure all our mothers, caregivers and stakeholders that I pledge my organization’s full commitment to this year’s polio vaccination campaign and extensive awareness activities in Monrovia,” Mrs. Flomo said. She said members of her staff will use their interpersonal communication skills to reach out to targeted communities in Monrovia. LIP staff will visit homes, entertainment centers and intellectual forums to explain the importance of the polio vaccine for children.“We will also engage drama groups to simplify the messages about the importance of polio vaccination,” she said.She said groups targeted for the polio vaccination awareness campaign will include the physically challenged, deaf, mothers, caregivers and students, among others. Documentary films on polio immunization will be shown to deaf mothers and caregivers in the selected communities. Mrs. Flomo said Total Dignity Institute (TDI), Youth Aid Liberia (YAL) and KID Rehabilitation Center are organizations that will provide assistance during the exercise.She further stated that the YAL will carry out its awareness on Bushrod Island, specifically the Logan Town Community, while TDI staff will carry out their awareness in schools on the Old Road, 13th Street and nearby communities.Mrs. Flomo said one of the strategies is to do a house to house visitation in targeted communities.She urged mothers, parents and caregivers to sign up and bring all their children between the ages of 0 – 12 for the pending exercise.Mrs. Flomo used the occasion to remind mothers and others that polio is a crippling disease that hurts children. The immunization exercise will run from October 23 – 26. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ostensibly, the internet is and has been the pivotal technology of the Information Age since its advent. And, with the explosion of wireless communication in the early twenty-first century, we can say that humankind is now almost entirely connected, albeit with great levels of inequality in bandwidth, efficiency, and price. But being connected is one thing, having an internet that is well managed, developed, open and accessible is another. And, the extremely complex nature of the internet makes it difficult for one individual or organization to manage it. Therefore, over the years an “amalgam” of stakeholders (IANA, ICANN, AFRINIC et al) have been responsible for managing the Internet. One of those organizations is the Internet Society. In 1992, foreseeing the impact that internet would have on the global community, a group of internet pioneers decided to form a global organization to help ensure the continued development of the internet. This group also sought to ensure that the internet remains open and accessible to all, as well as to more directly support the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in its open standards processes. This “global organization,” which became known as the Internet Society, was founded to provide leadership in internet related standards, education, and policy. Since 1992, the Internet Society has been committed to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. Through developing-country workshops, public policy, technical activities, sponsored events, and the many and varied activities of its Members, Regional Bureaus, and local Chapters, the Internet Society serves the needs of the growing global Internet community. Members come from industry, academia, NGOs, and government who share in the vision of our founders, and support our ongoing efforts to address the long-term health of the Internet for generations to follow.Liberia is one of the many countries that has a local chapter of the Internet Society. Known as the Internet Society Chapter of Liberia or ISOC-Liberia, the organization which has been in existence since 2009, consists of a group of internet enthusiasts, including internet users, professionals, actors and stakeholders, who are concerned about the development of the Internet in Liberia. ISOC-Liberia was conceived as a Chapter by a group of Liberian internet enthusiasts, who were convinced that the internet is a valuable development tool for Liberia. ISOC-Liberia’s pioneers also believed that there was a need to promote the use of the Internet in all areas of life (social, educational, economic and cultural) in Liberia, to keep pace with the global community.ISOC-Liberia remains a multi-stakeholder membership organization that is open to anyone who wants to join and contribute toward improving the use of the internet in Liberia. The chapter is a Not -for-profit Organization that is run by a board of trustees and a leadership team. Its members comprise of volunteers from the business sector, the technical and academic communities, government, as well as the civil society.ISOC-Liberia members collaborate on topics critical to the future of the internet in Liberia, including privacy, net neutrality, IPv6, security, local digital content and innovation, and human rights and freedom of expression. ISOC-Liberia is deeply committed to the continued evolution of an open internet. Its meetings provide the ideal medium to discuss some of the greatest challenges that the internet faces today and tomorrow. ISOC-Liberia also provides a medium for Liberians to deliver bold predictions and compelling perspectives on topics that will impact the next few years of the internet in Liberia. Over the years, Liberians have become increasingly at ease in the Web’s multidimensionality and the freedom that accompanies it. In fact, the most telling expression of this new freedom is how Liberians use the internet in the transformation of sociopolitical practices. As compared to the past where messages flew solely from the few to the many, with little interactivity, today, messages flow from the many to the many in multimodal and interactive ways. This makes the internet a more powerful global network and “tool” that requires some level of leadership, which the Internet Society in general and ISOC-Liberia (in particular as it relates to Liberia) aim to provide. ISOC-Liberia has a board of trustees which is headed by a chairman and a leadership team which is headed by the president, who also is an ex-officio member of the board of trustees. The organization currently has a temporary office on Benson and Mechlin Streets where meetings are held the second Saturday of every month. It currently is working in collaboration with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, iLAB, high schools, colleges and Universities to evangelize the principles of the Internet Society and ensure that access to the internet is expanded, free and open. The use of the internet in Liberia has also created a new landscape of social and political change that necessitates openness and freedom; the very tenets of the Internet Society as well as our young democracy. Today, we see a lot of networked social organizations in the form of intellectual centers that really never existed in the past. All of these organizations tend to seek and be vocal about social, economic and political change. Such advocacies are supported by organizations like Internet Society and are a result a bold move by horizontal communications networks, which have disintermediated government and corporate control of online communications. ISOC-Liberia plans to embark upon a national awareness initiative that will involve collaborating with the Government through the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications and all other stakeholders to achieve this goal. This awareness initiative is intended to educate Liberians on the role of ISOC-Liberia as a civil society organization. The initiative is also intended to remove all utopian and dystopian perceptions of the internet that could be detrimental or deleterious to its development in Liberia. Finally, ISOC-Liberia is a product of the digital revolution and perhaps some major sociocultural changes. ISOC Liberia like all other countries’ local chapters, is a community formed through individuals’ quests for like-minded people in a process that combines online interaction with offline interaction, cyberspace, and the local space.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Despite having less than half per cent delinquency in loan payments by small businesses, Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Bureau, Dr Lowell Porter lamented that a significant amount of loan applications are rejected.“Small Business Bureau does not lend any money, we do not have a lending programme so all loans are done by the banks and there’re only two commercial banks in Guyana that support the programme; and those banks are the ones who have the final decisions on who gets the loan and how much they get”, he added.Further, he added that the bureau prepares the clients and ensures that they meet with the banks. “But the rejection rate, however, is also very high [with] only about 50 per cent of our loans are approved [by the banks]. So here again is something for us – all of us to start thinking… Why does that happen, why aren’t [the banks] more interested in lending money to businesses so that that rejection rate can go down?” Dr Porter asked during a press conference on Tuesday at the Bureau’s Head office.The two commercial banks currently on board the Bureau’s programme are Republic Bank Limited (RBL) and the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).According to the CEO, they had approached the other banks to join the programme but have been unsuccessful thus far.“Some banks said they’re not interested in working with clients who are less than two years old… Some of them said straight out ‘we’re not interested in working with Government’. These are private institutions so they have to report to their shareholders. They want to make a profit and if they don’t feel this is a good fit, they don’t take it and that’s their prerogative,” asserted the Bureau’s CEO.Nevertheless, Dr Porter said that the Bureau will continue to work with its clients to ensure that they maintain the half per cent delinquency rate on loans.“We screen our clients, we try to make sure they have everything in line, and we continue that relationship with them. I believe that is important because we know when they’re gonna fall short and they even tell us and we try to see ways we can work around it so that we can keep them in the paying mode. We want them to service their loans, we want them to be successful,” the CEO posited.Currently, the Small Business Bureau has approximately $1 billion in loans that have been approved for clients since 2014 that it is standing in as guarantor for. In fact, it was disclosed that for 2018, the Bureau stood as guarantor for a total of 66 loans – an increase from its initial target of 55.However, he noted that the total of dispersed loans was set at 75 but only 68 have been completed thus far. This, he explained, can be attributed to the banks’ discretion in approving the loans, which is not guaranteed even if they do their part in preparing the clients.Nevertheless, in reflecting on the Bureau’s performance over the past year, the CEO posited that the surplus trend continued in other areas including grants offered. According to Dr Porter, SBB dispersed 165 grants as of October 31, exceeding its target of 127.It was further outlined that the training target this year was 770 but 916 were recorded; similarly, jobs created and sustained by the Bureau was set at 275 but surpassed it, and instead created 345. The awareness campaign also showed a similar performance, benefiting some 2,747 persons when its target was 2,500.On the other hand, outlining that most businesses tend to fail within first two years of establishment, the Bureau’s CEO posited that a survey carried out this year of its database, which has over 10,000 clients, showed that those businesses which started within the past five years and benefited from programmes offered by SBB – whether training or financial – amounted to about 78 per cent of clients that are still in business. This, he stated is a record number.To this end, Dr Porter assured that the SBB will continue to offer programmes to benefit its clients moving forward in 2019 and also come up with new initiatives to not only sustain and expand small businesses but also encourage new ventures. One such programme he mentioned is a pilot project launched in schools to foster entrepreneurs. According to the SBB CEO, the project has been successful thus far.
At Rio Hondo College, emergency plans also are being reviewed in light of the Virginia Tech shootings, but the community college already has a “very comprehensive disaster plan” in place, college President Manuel Baca said Tuesday. “We’re reviewing it now, and we’ll be making sure it’s fully up to date,” Baca said. He said Rio Hondo has both a police academy on campus and a full-time psychologist. Even so, Baca acknowledged that murder/suicides are extremely difficult to prepare for or to prevent. “We see this going on everyday in Iraq and we have an entire military force in operation,” Baca said. “We can’t prevent it, but we can increase our chances. We can respond effectively to it and deal with the aftermath.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 WHITTIER – Campus safety pushed its way back atop the agenda at Rio Hondo College and Whittier College, where security officials Tuesday were reviewing emergency procedures in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings. At Whittier College, officials were making sure that a now-common school security procedure known as “shelter in place” is included in an abridged version of the college’s overall emergency plan. The plan’s quick-check version soon will be posted “in every room on campus,” said Bernard Alex, chief of campus safety. The “shelter in place” procedure specifically addresses an “active shooter” on campus scenario, Alex said. It calls for students and staff to lock or barricade themselves inside classrooms until the danger has passed. “Eventually, someone will have to engage the shooter, but the initial response should be for shelter,” Alex said. “Barricade yourself in and wait for help. Usually people’s first instinct is to get out. But in a situation like an active shooter, it’s not the best thing to do.” Alex said a safety committee made up of various department heads at Whittier College meets once a month to discuss disaster preparedness. Whittier College President Sharon D. Herzberger issued a statement emphasizing the need for students and staff to watch out for each other. This horrible incident is a serious reminder to us all that our daily security and safety rest on the strength of our community, our ability to look out for each other,” Herzberger wrote. “It also is a reminder of our founders’ sage advice to make our lives matter, whether short or long.” Coincidentally, Whittier College’s security manual is set to be published next week. The entire manual is available on line. But an abbreviated version, which will be distributed to classrooms, will make emergency procedures and emergency phone numbers easily accessible to all students and faculty, Alex said.
0Shares0000Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Girls semis witnessed a massive 13 goals scored at Moi Stadium in KisumuKISUMU, Kenya, Feb 9 –Ndhiwa Queens wizard Yvone Ogada scored massive six goals as the Homabay based side ripped apart Migori Education Center 7-0 in the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nyanza semis that witnessed a goal fest at the Moi Stadium Kisumu on Saturday.In the first semi-final, Cynthia Okwada netted a hat-trick as Manyatta United saw off Kisii United Ladies 6-0 to set up a scintillating mouth-watering final against Ndiwa Queens on Sunday. Despite playing under unfavourable hot conditions at the burning artificial turf, a total of 13 goals were scored in the girls match that showcased talent that is expected to be tapped by Spanish top tier League La Liga scouts who were present.Player of the match Yvone Ogada netted six goals to lead the Top Scorers chartIt was the second semi that left many astonished after magnificent Ogada showed what she is made of, tormenting the Migori defence, finding the back of the net six times to lead the top scorers chart ahead of Sunday’s finale.Surprisingly, Migori had the better share of the first half, creating chances but Ndhiwa shot-stopper Rufa Carolyne pulled fantastic saves to keep her team in the game.A determined Ndhiwa side utilized their few opportunities that they created with Ogada breaking the deadlock early in the third minute through the striker’s low drive from close range.The result remained that way to hand Ndhiwa a slim 1-0 lead at the break.Ndhiwa Queens in action against Migori Education CenterOn resumption, Migori went to sleep mode, failing to match Ndhiwa’s pace to see Ogada pick-up where she left, netting a brace in a span of two minutes, to complete her first hat-trick, taking her tally to four goals.Asha Achieng hit the target for a fifth goal in the 61st minute before Ogada completed her rout, doubling her hat-trick and seal the win.“It was a great game for me today, I have never scored seven goals in one match, it will be one of my best moments in football. The weather was very hot but we still pulled through, we are now looking forward to the tough final tomorrow,”Ogada stated.-Manyatta too strong-Manyatta United celebrating after handing Kisii United Ladies a 6-0 beatingIn the opening semi, it was a one sided affair with Manyatta United taking a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Cynthia Okwada who opened the scoring eight minutes after kick-off before Evonne Akinyi scoring a brace in a span of 14 minutes.Okwada continued where she left, scoring her second in the 56th minute before Christine Awuor added the fifth. Okwada rounded off the win with a well taken free-kick that was punched into her own net by Kisii goalkeeper in the 76th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
DM Waste, based in Letterkenny, are currently looking for Collection Crew Operatives to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity working in a fast-paced environment as part of a team.This role involved working on refuse collection trucks collecting household domestic and commercial waste and recycling. Requirements: Good level of EnglishMust be an excellent timekeeper as punctuality is a mustNo previous experience needed as full training will be providedManual Handling Cert required however, manual handling training can be providedSafe Pass requiredGood customer service and manner in dealing with our customersResponsibilities:Collecting and emptying refuse bins in a safe manner and assist the driver in carrying out their roleEnsure that customer bins and property are treated with respect, and that the bin is returned to where it was removed fromBe compliant with health, safety wear is worn at all timesMaintain written and electronic records where required e.g. service dockets, worksheets, timesheets, etc.Any other miscellaneous duties that may be requested of you by management from time to timeTo Apply:Please email CV today on email@example.com or post to DM Waste, Labbadish, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Job Vacancy: DM Waste hiring collection crew operatives was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:collection crew operativesdm wasterecyclingwastewaste company