Second from left: Madam Tarpeh takes notes as she prepares to receive her awardThe chairperson of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Madam Etmonia David Tarpeh, last weekend received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Liberia Council of Chief Executives (LCCE). What made the award more significant for Madam Tarpeh was that it was conferred on her 75th birthday.The LCCE is a conglomeration of both Liberian and non-Liberian owned business leaders.Madam Tarpeh, said she was grateful and happy because the conferral of the award coincided with her birthday. “My gratitude is to God on the grounds that He is in control of my actions, your actions and the actions of all other persons who work in the collective interest of all of us and our country we so dearly love,” she remarked.Finance Minister Boima Kamara, who earned the “Best Minister of the Year” award, opined that diligence, honesty and hard work are the elements that are always responsible when an organization or a society excels, and that it is a good thing to recognize and give flowers to an individual while he or she is alive. “We are proud not because we are the only ones doing it all but that there are people with whom we chart our professional careers; and with them by our side, we become great and move afloat difficult circumstances with ease and appreciation,” Min. Kamara stated.The executive director of the Security Expert Guard Agency (SEGAL), Mr. Momo Cyrus, who received the “Best Private Security Agency” and “Best Employer” awards, said Liberia has a great national security challenge due to the scars of the civil wars, high unemployment and the high cost of living that have entrenched the country’s population in extreme poverty. He said his business is complementing the government’s effort to protect lives and properties and ensuring that there is peace in the country. “I am so happy that I came this far because I have the right people around me who equally love and care for this country as I do and are always willing to sacrifice our comforts for others,” Mr. Cyrus noted. He dedicated the awards to his workforce and family.Other recipients were Orange Liberia (Best Telecommunication Service Provider); Universal Travel Services (Best Travel Agency); Environmental Protection Agency (Best Public Regulatory Agency); Guaranty Trust Bank (Best Bank of the Year); Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (Best Public Enterprise); Mutual Benefits Assurance (Best Insurance Company); Mr. John Davies (Best CEO of the Year); and Boulevard Palace Hotel (Best Hotel of the Year). Additional award recipients were Sen. Geraldine Doe Sheriff, Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor and head of LIPA, Mr. Oblayon Nyenpan Oblayon, who respectively received the “Best Outstanding Public Servant of the Year” award.Dr. Bernice Dahn of the Ministry of Health received the “Best Woman Minster” award and the LRA boss, Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, whose “Outstanding Public Servant” award was received on her behalf by the head of communications of the LRA, Mr. D. Kaihenneh SengbehShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The manager of popular Trinidadian soca artiste Rodney LeBlanc, also known as “Benjai”, on Wednesday took to the stand to give his testimony against the man who is accused of assaulting the duo back in April 2017.Disc jockey (DJ) and Manager Seon Issacs recalled the ordeal, relating to theTrinidadian Soca artiste Rodney LeBlanc, also known as “Benjai”court that they had just finished performing at popular night spot Palm Court and were preparing to leave the venue when the incident occurred.The court heard that on the day in question – April 16 – at around 02:30h, the accused and another had just entered their car with registration plates PLL 2456 when the driver reversed the vehicle, hitting the persons who were standing behind. They began to tap on the vehicle and the accused subsequently exited his car brandishing a gun towards them while another dealt LeBlanc a stab to the face.LeBlanc was then rushed to a nearby city hospital where immediate corrective surgery was ordered for his face.Issacs told the court that his testimony came just 11 months after the initial incident occurred and that at the time of the incident, he did not make an effort to protect his client.Reports into the matter state that the accused – 27-year-old Maverick DeAbreau – during an argument moments after the soca artiste wrapped up his concert in Guyana on April 16, hit him with a glass bottle causing actual bodily harm.Moreover, LeBlanc reportedly started to hit the back of the car with a Ciroc bottle he had in his hand. The driver allegedly came out of his car and LeBlanc reportedly advanced towards him. However, after seeing the commotion outside, De Abreu allegedly rushed out of the vehicle and dealt one blow to LeBlanc’s face with a bottle.LeBlanc received 15 stitches for the injuries he received.
Giving Hope Foundation on Monday partnered with the Public Health Ministry, Office of the First Lady, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch its second annual “Bereavement Camp.”Participants of the camp with First Lady Sandra Granger and Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe camp, which will provide counselling and other forms of coping mechanisms for children who have lost a parent or family member to cancer or suicide, is aimed at supporting cancer awareness and quality of life improvement for cancer patients and their families.First Lady Sandra Granger urged the young participants to utilise their time spent at the camp, as she highlighted the benefits they would gain from the activity.“What I love about Giving Hope Foundation is the energy and enthusiasm with which they approach their projects. As they said they are looking at care, they are looking at counselling, they are looking for support. So when we look at the survivor’s camp [Bereavement Camp], which began last year, they are bringing young people who may not be able to cope with the loss of a parent or a sibling or some friend or relative, to share experiences, to understand and accept that what they are going through and what they are feeling is natural.”Further, she posited that the camp will be teaching those persons targeted”not only to just get by, but to get on. It is helping you to take that first step towards moving on in life and accepting your grief as natural,” the First Lady said.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said she is pleased to be part of the camp’s hosting, and offered kind words of encouragement to the camp’s participants even as she expressed her gratitude to the Foundation for incorporating the Ministry of Public Health in the venture.“I am sure that during your camp sessions you will learn more about cancer, and will have the opportunity to ask questions. So, as you become ambassadors, you will be able to share with others. I wish to thank all of the organizers, those present and not present, and the Giving Hope Foundation, for inviting me to be a participant in this ceremony. Once again, I pledge the Ministry of Public Health’s commitment and support to initiatives of this nature,” the Minister noted.PAHO/WHO’s Country Representative Dr William Adu-Krow used the occasion to pledge his organization’s support to the cause.President of the Giving Hope Foundation, Dr Latoya Gooding, explained that the Bereavement Camp this year facilitates 50 children and will be hosted at Camp Madewini on the Linden Highway. Dr Gooding also gave an overview of the activities intended to be covered during the one-week camp.“We will be having psychological sessions. We have Dr. Ren Gonsalvez from the Eureka Medical Laboratory, and we have Mr. Will Campbell and Ms. Renita Savory from the Ministry of Public Health, who will be travelling each day to conduct psychological sessions with these children. After the psychological sessions, we have included some craft for the children, among other activities,” she shared.The Giving Hope Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life and addressing mental health issues in both adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other chronic illnesses in Guyana.
MONEY Getty Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware What is the team news?Southampton are sweating on the fitness of forwards Shane Long and Charlie Austin.Danny Ings netted in the win over Palace and will be the chief goal threat for the home side.Brighton’s chief playmaker Pascal Gross is undergoing a late fitness test after struggling with an ankle problem over the international break. Hughes saw his side pick up their first win against Palace Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact That relieved some of the early pressure on boss Mark Hughes, who had seen his side struggle to defeats against Leicester and Everton.The Seagulls’ one win came against Manchester United on home soil and they are yet to score away from the Amex this term.What time is kick-off?This clash on the South Coast is the Monday night offering on September 17.Kick-off at St Marys is at 8pm.Last season the Seagulls went home with a point after Glenn Murray’s penalty earned them a 1-1 draw.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD.Coverage will begin at 7pm.If you fancy live streaming but don’t have a Sky Go account, grab a NOW TV pass to watch for as little as £7.99. 1 FOOTBALL LATEST Southampton are looking to record back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since April 2017.Brighton are the visitors to St Marys, with the Saints buoyant from their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace before the international break. RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal
A former soldier who had to leave the Irish army after being shot has denied indecently assaulting a young boy.Hugh McDaniel, 55, was interviewed by Gardai after a young man claimed he was indecently assaulted five times in the summer of 1979.The alleged victim, who cannot be named, claims he was abused four times in two quarries and again at a house in 1979. However when quizzed by detectives, McDaniel, of 40 Abbotswood Road, Carndonagh, Co Donegal, said he thought his accuser was “joking.”He denied the alleged victim had ever been in his car where four of the alleged attacks took place.Responding to Gardai, McDaniel said “You must be joking. I don’t know what he’s playing at. I’m shocked.“Never. He was never in my car. I hardly knew the fella.“Never. He was never in it or any house. That’s a load of lies,” he said.When asked if he was sexually attracted to minors, McDaniel replied to Gardai “I love children but not in that way.”The alleged victim’s sister said she first heard of her brother’s abuse when he phoned her on St Patrick Night in 2009.The case continues before Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.FORMER SOLDIER THOUGHT ACCUSER WAS ‘JOKING’ AFTER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS was last modified: July 19th, 2012 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:abuseboyCarndonaghHUGH MCDANIEL
“That’s what our inspiration is,” Broncos head coach Rosie Wegrich said. “To be prepared for both tough teams and to possess with even greater resolve that No. 1 ranking (in the Pacific Region). … If we win both matches, at least we’ll possess it for an extended period of time.” Two victories, even at Darlene May Gym on the Pomona campus, are anything but a lock. The Broncos host a rematch against No. 12 Cal State Los Angeles (18-1, 10-1) at 7 tonight and follow that up with a Saturday rematch against No. 23 Cal State Bakersfield (15-6, 8-3) at 7 p.m. POMONA – A month ago, Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s volleyball team needed back-to-back road wins over ranked programs to crack the nation’s top 25 poll for the first time in seven years. Now, the sixth-ranked Broncos (19-0, 11-0 in CCAA) own the last undefeated mark in NCAA Division II and the top slot in the Pacific Region rankings, a position that Cal Poly Pomona can solidify even more with two home victories against the very programs that helped thrust the Broncos into the national scope in September. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Both programs trail the Broncos in the race to host the Pacific Regionals, with L.A. at No. 2 and Bakersfield at No. 8. Both extended Cal Poly to five games before succumbing to a win streak that has the Broncos nearly two-thirds of the way to a perfect season. Cal Poly Pomona outhit Bakersfield, .257 to .163, and came from behind to win a five-game match (24-30, 30-22, 28-30, 30-23, 15-11) on the road on Sept. 14 and came from behind again at Los Angeles later that weekend to steal a 26-30, 30-16, 30-22, 28-30, 15-12 win. “We were fairly inconsistent and our hitting percentage was low,” said Los Angeles coach Bill Lawler, whose team was protecting its perfect record at the time. “I’d like to think Cal Poly had something to do with that.” The Broncos outblocked L.A. in that match and outhit the Golden Eagles, .309 to .135, and have scored seven victories in a row since then, including a sweep of then-No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino. L.A., though, knows a thing or two about learning from mistakes. The Golden Eagles cruised through a 30-0 season in 2000 without a single five-game match and then suffered an early exit in the playoffs that year. “It’s tough to go 30-0 at any level,” Lawler said. “But in retrospect, it would have been more beneficial to lose a game or two. When you win, you don’t tend to analyze yourself. When you lose, you tend to analyze everything.” The Golden Eagles’ loss to Cal Poly Pomona earlier this year provided L.A. with that opportunity. They are unbeaten since then and boast the conference’s top attacker in Tanya White, who has a CCAA-best 4.79 kills per game. The Golden Eagles also rank third in the CCAA with a .243 hitting percentage, behind Cal Poly Pomona (.270) and Bakersfield (.249) – which has both an imposing attack and an aggressive serve. Morgan Reed (4.09) and Jodi Hardin (3.57) are No. 4 and No. 7 in the conference in kills per game and Reed (0.92) and Erica Baldwin (0.62) are No. 1 and No. 2 in service aces. Maintaining their success against those facets of the game against both L.A. and Bakersfield will be key for the Broncos. So, too, will be the play of Allison Anderson, who leads the conference with a .361 hitting percentage, Antoinette Kathol, who’s fourth with a .324 percentage, and Kellie Francis, who is fifth with four kills a game. “I go with what’s got us here,” Wegrich said. “You adapt, improvise and overcome.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
3. Shatalin, Dmitry (PENN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 0-6, 7-6, 6-4 In singles, Penn used a pair of straight sets win on courts No. 6 and No. 4, respectively, to take a 3-0 lead. Hall and Barny Thorold each won their first set but ultimately fell in three sets at No. 5 and No. 3, respectively. The Quakers managed to win the doubles point as they took courts No. 3 and No. 1, respectively. The Bulldogs did win a doubles match with Finley Hall and Ben Wood coming out on top over Josh Pompan and Nichola Westergaard, 6-3, at No. 2. Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,4,2,5,3,1) Singles competition Vinny Gillespie tallied the Bulldog’s lone point with his 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over Kyle Mautner at No. 1 singles. The Bulldogs’ month-long road trip continues next weekend as they head to the Hoosier state to square off against Indiana and Purdue. Match Notes Print Friendly Version MINNEAPOLIS – The 49th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 setback to Penn Saturday at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. 4. Cancilla, Max (PENN) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-3, 6-4 2. Pompan, Josh (PENN) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) 6. Markarome, Noah (PENN) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-3, 6-4 2. Finley Hall/Ben Wood (DU) def. Pompan, Josh/Westergaard, Nichola (PENN) 6-3 5. Westergaard, Nichola (PENN) def. Finley Hall (DU) 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9) Drake 10-6 3. Cancilla, Max/Funk, Caden (PENN) def. Ben Clark/Tom Hands (DU) 6-2 Doubles competition 1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Mautner, Kyle (PENN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 1. Mautner, Kyle/Shatalin, Dmitry (PENN) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-4 Pompan clinched the Quaker victory with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Tom Hands at No. 2. Box Score Story Links Penn 6, Drake 1Feb 24, 2018 at Minneapolis (Baseline Tennis Center)
A five-year-old Donegal girl is this week preparing for her TV debut with her mum after being selected to star in an RTE series. Jessica McKean from St Johnston is the youngest performer to be chosen for ‘Two Talented’ on RTEjr. She won’t be alone though, as the show format is all about double acts.The programme will see child singers and dancers showcasing their talents and mentoring a family member to perform alongside them. Jessica has chosen her mum Sarah to be her co-star. Ever since they found out they were selected, the duo have been enjoying a whirlwind of training, rehearsals and filming days. Sarah told Donegal Daily: “Jessica has been singing since she was a tiny baby. She started going to the Cassidy Academy of Music when she was two and a half. She won her first gold medal at the age of three, competing in an under-6 Feis contest in Derry.”Jessica McKean with her singing medals Jessica, who attends Raphoe NS, has grown up in a musical home with her younger sister and brother. As much as the family enjoy playing music, Sarah says she is not so accustomed to singing on the stage.“It was quite daunting when I found out Jessica’s application was successful. I love singing but I don’t really do it in public. I keep telling myself I’m doing it for Jessica. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m doing it for my little girl,” Sarah said.Jessica’s dream is to be a pop star, but she loves to sing every genre. Patsy Cline, Andrea Bocelli and Shakira are all in her repertoire.Jessica’s job now is to mentor her mother before the RTE show is recorded next week.“Two Talented is a children’s talent show, it’s not a competition and there are no judges. It’s a chance to showcase Ireland’s talent. I think it’s a nice stepping stone for young children,” Sarah said.Sarah, who is originally from Liverpool, has appeared on reality TV shows in the UK before. She auditioned for Popstars The Rivals and has starred on Sky One’s The Villa, but since moving to Donegal in 2010, she has yet to have her Irish TV debut – until she joins her daughter on Two Talented!Mum and daughter team up for TV stardom was last modified: July 20th, 2018 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)
OAKLAND — Jurickson Profar sat at his locker with a task at hand and a smirk on his face.As he intently unspooled a roll of yellow bat wrap around some fresh lumber, the A’s second baseman pondered the evolution of his game this season.It’s been a topsy turvy couple of months for Profar — not long ago one of the Texas Rangers’ top prospects — in his transition to Oakland. A rough first two months in which Profar hit below .200 and committed eight errors flipped suddenly. Over the past month; …
CINCINNATI — Defensive end Nick Bosa is suiting up for today’s encore in the Bengals home opener after a nice 49ers debut last Sunday in Tampa.Bosa did not practice Wednesday and Thursday after aggravating his right ankle issue on the opening snap of that 31-17 win over the Bucs.Cornerback Jason Verrett (ankle) and safety Jimmie Ward (finger) headline the seven inactives despite being practicing last week.Headlining the Bengals pregame report, running back Joe Mixon will suit up despite …