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It’s the Magnum KSAFA Super and Major Leagues

first_imgJ Wray and Nephew will sponsor the 2016-2017 KSAFA Super and Major League competitions under the Magnum brand. Last season, the competitions were sponsored under the Charley’s JB Rum label, but at Tuesday’s official launch of the new season at the Wray and Nephew corporate office in New Kingston, it was announced that Magnum will headline the sponsorship of this season’s competitions. The leagues are being sponsored to the tune of $5,500,000, with associate sponsors Charles Chocolate pumping in $1 million, Avis Rent a Car $400,000 and Soccer Xpress $100,000. Wray and Nephew are in the second year of the three-year sponsorship deal, and the Super League winners will take home $1 million while the Major League champions will walk away with $500,000. A contribution of $30,000 will be made to each of the 28 clubs in both competitions, 12 in the Super League and 16 in the Major League, to offset expenses. All clubs will receive gears with the Velle brand, with the Magnum logo on the front and sister brand, Charley’s JB Rum, on the shoulders. The Super League will be divided into two zones of six each, with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals. The Major League will also be divided into two groups, but of nine teams each, with the top two also moving on to the last four. However, only the Super League will contest a mid-season final. The Super League kicks off tomorrow with a double-header at Constant Spring. In the opening game, Shortwood play Central Kingston at 1 p.m. while Barbican take on Brown’s Town at 3 p.m. KSAFA president, Ambassador Stewart Stephenson, said Wray Nephew’s sponsorship has enhanced the image of the association. he called on the clubs to maintain the high level of discipline set last season. “Last season, there were no significant incidents of indiscipline. (this season), the emphasis is on quality football and the importance of impeccable discipline and respect,” he said.last_img read more

LICC Needs Degree Status

first_imgProminent Liberians living in the commercial city of Ganta are calling on the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) to give accreditation to the Liberia International Christian College (LICC) to run a Bachelor’s degree program.The citizens made the call recently at the third graduation exercises of the institution.Taking the first turn in sending out the request to NCHE, J. Lanon Martor, District Education Officer of Meinpea Education District said at the end of every academic year over 800 students graduate from high school and most of them cannot afford to live in Monrovia.Mr. Martor said besides the high cost of education in Monrovia, it is difficult to have dwelling places couple with transportation.He added that the only state-run university is overpopulated that entering therein is very difficult.“With this condition, we are calling on the national government to see reason to grant LICC the accreditation for a Bachelor Degree program since it has the facility.  Most of our students graduating in Nimba cannot afford the living condition in Monrovia.  There are some Master’s degree earners here who can teach Bachelor’s degree candidates,” Mr. Martor stressed.Also making the same request, Bain-Garr Commissioner, Shirley Brown said Monrovia is not the only place every Liberian will have to acquire education.According to Commissioner Brown, decentralization of education will help government take more people from Monrovia to other areas in the country, thus easing the economic and other social constraints.Making the request to Nimba County District #1 lawmaker Jeremiah Koung, Commissioner Brown emphasized that students are willing to seek higher education, but because not many universities in the country to accommodate them, they are constrained to do other things than pursuing education.She said when LICC is granted degree status; most of the school-going youths will have the opportunity to acquire their education in the area they are at a low cost.“LICC has the facility and instructors who can teach our children here.  When this college is granted a degree status, it will help to reduce the population concentrated in Monrovia and people will not have problem with housing as it is in Monrovia,” Commissioner Brown said.The president of LICC, Dr. Sei Bour in an interview with the Daily Observer said the institution has the requisite facilities even more than some accredited universities operating in the country.“We are building two-storey building for the Agriculture College, and today we are dedicating this resource center that will comprise a library and a technology center.  Moreover, we have sent out some of our staff to get advance degrees to come and work here.  I can assure you that we have the capacity to operate a Bachelor program and our product will be solid and reliable in the job market,” Dr. Bour said.In response to the request, Nimba County District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Koung alluded to the fact the college has the needed facilities and can operate as a Bachelor Degree granting institution.Representative Koung assured the requestors that he would liaise with his colleagues and the Commission on Higher Education to consider all necessary reasons associated with the request to grant the institution the accreditation to offer Bachelor Degree.Liberia International Christian College is currently offering Associate of Art Degree to students who undergo its teaching for a period of three years.Courses offered by the institution include Education, Agriculture, Pastoral Theology and Business Management.  The school graduated 56 candidates during its third commencement convocation on July 6.LICC is the second college in Nimba that offers Associate of Art Degree, the first being the Nimba Community College that has not produce graduates yet.The former African Bible College is now accredited to offer Bachelor Degree and is not African Bible College University located in Yekepa.It also has more learning facilities with foreign instructors; however, it has impediment in attracting students because of the high tuition paid in the United States Dollar and its location.Unlike pre-war days when LAMCO was still operating, the area now has less population due to unimproved facilities in that local area.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bility Sails Through Unopposed!

first_imgThe President of the Liberia Football Association is riding a smooth sailing as the only candidate for the presidential elections, according to information reaching the Daily Observer.As of the deadline for the receipt of applications from aspirants on arrived on Friday, February 21, 2014, only the incumbent (Musa Bility) has completed his application for the post of the president.LFA Elections Committee chairman Malcolm Joseph told the Daily Observer: “Qualification and publication of candidates’ names will be released soon.”The Daily Observer learned that the following candidates have completed their applications for their various positions: Fassel FC’s president Cassel Kuoh and Alfred Sayon have applied for the seat of the Vice President for Operations, along with the incumbent Adolph Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence is the President of Small Town FC (Rep. District#15, Montserrado County.)BYC Football president Sekou Konneh will be challenging sitting Musa Shannon for the position of Vice President for Administration.Besides the contested seats for the president and two vice presidents, there are 10 seats for the executive committee with a seat allotted exclusively for a female representative.Island Queen’s president Siatta Bishop has applied for the lone ‘female representative seat,’ while the following 15 persons have applied for the remaining nine seats:Mustapha Raji, Dee-Maxwell Kemayan, D. Sheba Brown, Wallace Weiah, Lemuel Sherman, Rochell Woodson and Cyrus Wright.Others are Rev. John Allen Klayee, Mamie Kpoto, Uriah Gleebo, Ansu Dorleh, Wilmot Smith, Matthew Smith, Samuel Karn and Sam Ashley.On facebook Secretary General (LFA), Alphonso Armah acknowledged the deadline for the receipt of application from candidates and disclosed that FIFA has been notified.He could, however, not comment on the publication of eligible voters, the deadline which should have been the 21st of February, 2014, as well as the commencement of campaign which would have run from February 21 to the midnight of March 21, 2014, according to the elections guideline.Another issue is the election of three substitute members of the elections commission in case of resignation, death or incapacitation.According to the LFA’s electoral code, congress should have voted and confirmed members and substitute members of the elections, election appeal and appeal committees.“The electoral committee is elected, in accordance with the provisions of the LFA Electoral Code, by the LFA congress for a term of four years at the final LFA congress taking place before the elective LFA congress.   The LFA congress also elects three substitute members of the electoral committee as well as the three members of the election appeal committee and two substitute members for the appeal committee,” Article 4.1 of the LFA electoral code said.It can be recalled, on January 18, 2014, stakeholders at the extra-ordinary of LFA unanimously endorsed the new statutes and the nominations from the executive committee on members of the elections, election appeal, appeal and other committees without substitute members.Those elected and confirmed by congress as commissioners for four years, include Malcolm Joseph, chairman; Papa Kamara, deputy chairman and Abraham Kaydea, member.The secretary general of the LFA, according to the LFA electoral code, is serving as secretary to the committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eyeing Latinos’ health

first_imgDr. Rohit Varma, a professor of ophthalmology and preventive medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine and director of the study, said researchers also are trying to figure out why Latinos do not take advantage of vision care services, many of which can prevent eye disease. “In my opinion some people don’t because of lack of insurance or because other things take priority in their life like caring for their grandchildren and their health is of less priority,” Varma said. “Early detection through these exams can keep them from getting eye disease and vision loss, so it’s essential they get detected early.” Varma said he feels there needs to be greater education about eye disease and available services to the Latino community. He said Latinos over the age of 50 should get an eye examination every year and said those with diabetes should get their eyes checked annually regardless of their age. In addition to lack of routine eye examinations, Varma said Latinos could also be at risk for visual impairment and glaucoma if they do not wear eyeglasses or have uncontrolled blood sugar levels and uncontrolled blood pressure. Officials from the National Institutes of Health, which assisted in funding the study, said it is the most comprehensive eye study ever done among the Latino community. “This research has provided much-needed data on eye disease among the fastest growing minority group in the United States,” said Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, of the National Institutes of Health. “It highlights the importance of providing health education and vision care to Latinos.” Torres said about 3,875 of the study’s original participants have already had a follow-up visit and said the goal is to have all participants checked by the end of they year. The study examined 6,357 men and women of Mexican descent over the age of 40 who were La Puente residents. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mina Torres, project manager for the study, said La Puente was chosen because the community mirrors the nationwide Latino population. She said it is imperative all residents who were tested get a follow-up exam. “Our next step is to learn more about how it developed in the Latino community and find out if any new cases have developed since the first time,” Torres said. “A lot of these people don’t realize some of these eye diseases like diabetic eye disease and glaucoma can lead to blindness, that’s why it’s important they come back and get checked.” Torres said the goal of the study is to help health care experts identify risk factors and provide better treatment and preventive measures for the Latino community. Celia Rodrigues, 58, suffered from itchy and watery eyes and said she was grateful she participated. “They told me I was bleeding behind my eye and losing my sight because I have been a diabetic for 32 years,” Rodrigues said. “I’m glad I went because they told me what my usual doctors didn’t tell me about diabetes affecting my eyesight.” LA PUENTE – An ongoing national eye study using La Puente as a template is now trying to determine why Latinos are at high risk for eye diease and other vision problems. Throughout the next year, the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study will continue to give free follow-up eye examinations to 6,537 La Puente residents, officials said. The residents had participated in an earlier study that showed many people in the Latino community had been suffering from eye diseases they were unaware of, including diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. The federally-funded study also showed cataracts are the leading cause of poor vision in Latinos, and less than one-third of Latino diabetics get the annual recommended eye examinations. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img PICO RIVERA – Letter carriers in Pico Rivera will participate in a local food drive on Saturday. Pico Rivera Post Office officials are encouraging residents to donate non-perishable food and leave them near their mailboxes on Saturday morning. The annual food drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and helps restock the shelves of community food banks and pantries around the country. Locally the donations will benefit the Christmas Basket Committee. For more information, call (562) 942-7307. Compadres Club gives scholarships LA HABRA HEIGHTS – Five high school students, who are La Habra Heights residents, have received scholarship awards from the Los Compadres Club of La Habra Heights. Students receiving the awards were Jamie MacPherson and Maria Mendoza, Sonora High School; Alexandra Gillespie, La Serna High School; Christine Powers, Rosary High School; and Travis Gallagher, Whittier Christian High School. Students were selected based on scholastic achievement, character, school activities and community involvement. Each student received $500. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies will host a Mexican Fiesta dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 17 at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. The dinner will cost $5 a plate and include a beverage. A raffle and entertainment will also be provided. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Home owners can obtain help WHITTIER – The city’s Community Development Department is offering a Home Improvement Loan Program to Whittier home owners at zero percent interest for qualifying families. Loans of up to $35,000 are available for owner-occupied properties only. Eligibility is based on family size and gross income. Details are available in English and Spanish. For more information, call (562) 464-3380. Post Office sets canned food drive last_img read more

Three arrested after three year long investigation into Totem Mall break and enter

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested three people after a three year investigation into a break and enter at the Totem Mall in 2013.On November 5, 2013, a stolen truck was used to ram through exterior doors at the Totem Mall.  Suspects then used the truck to breach the doors at Apollo Avenue in the Mall where they allegedly stole more than $19,000 in watches and sunglasses. They also caused over $40,000 in damage to the Mall.After a three year investigation, the Fort St. John RCMP arrested Mitchell Jeff, Tammy Trotter and Rodger Davison Wednesday.- Advertisement -Jeff has been charged with: theft of a motor vehicle, three counts of possession of stolen property over $5000, break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of break and enter instruments and three counts of mischief over $5000. He remains in police custody.Davis has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen property over $5000, break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of break and enter instruments and three counts of mischief over $5000.Trotter was charged with possession of stolen property under $5000.Advertisement Both Davis and Trotter were brought before the courts and were released on conditions with a pending court date. One of the two individuals released was re-arrested by police for breaching their release conditions shortly upon their release.The RCMP believe this crime was solved by valuable information from the public and hard work from local RCMP members.last_img read more

‘Even Rodgers is better!’ – Reaction to Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City are beaten by Stoke

first_img1 Man City fans are growing increasingly frustrated with manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Citizens were beaten 2-0 at a windy Stoke, with the home side performing far better than City, who were then the Premier League leaders. Pellegrini’s men were two goals down inside ten minutes, after Marko Arnautovic’s double, and they finished the match with ten men after the Chilean boss used all of his substitutes and Fernando limped off with an injury. With ever-present rumours linking Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola to the Etihad hotseat in the summer, pressure on the 62-year-old is increasing. They have won just twice in their last six Premier League games and they were played off the field in their on back yard by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The Sky Blues were still top of the league going into the three o’clock kick-offs, but pundits and fans feel with City’s squad this season, the title is theirs to lose. Barring their changes, Pellegrini did little to try to get his side back into the contest against the Potters. See some of the Twitter reaction below… The Citizens were beaten 2-0 at a windy Stoke last_img read more

Curl your hair and make it last – Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgWe all love beautiful, bouncy, flawless curls. But do you know what is even better?  Beautiful, Flawless curled hair that lasts all day! Patrick asked Roisin on of our Stylists for some tips to ensure that the beautiful face framing curls that we all crave will last all day!Here are Roisin’s top tips for curly hair that will last!Getting the right cut Roisin says “the health of your hair plays an important part, damaged hair with split ends will be harder to curl, in the same way thick blunt ends won’t hold a curl. Long layers work best for beach waves”, so bear in mind even if you are trying to let your hair grow a regular trim will help with styling and hair health”. Prepping Your HairLet your hair’s natural texture work in your favor; your hair natural oils make your hair more manageable and therefore keeps your curls in place for longer. However, if your hair is freshly washed you can add some grip and texture by using Dry shampoo or hairspray.  This will give the curls a rougher texture and help your curls last longer.  Use the right products Help your curls by adding some styling products. Add some texture to your hair with a Volumising Mousse such as Eimi Extra volume mousse available in salon. But the most important product to use before applying heat is is a heat protectant spray such as Eimi Thermal Image.Use the right Curling Iron/ Wand Curling Irons and wands/tongs come in different sizes, find the one that is the correct size for your hair type…simply ask us on your next visit and we can recommend one for you, your curls will look better and last longer! Start from the top and work in section It’s much easier to start from the top and work your way down. If you’re looking to create curls that last all day, then work with smaller sections. Smaller curls tend to hold their form longer than larger waves Hair Grips Are Your New Best Friend One of the best tips that we give for home curls that will last is to roll each fresh curl around your finger and fasten it to your head with a hair grip, then when all of your hair has been curled and pinned spray with hair spray and leave for 10 minutes, then remove curls one by one! The results are bouncier curls that last all day! Hair SprayAlways lock in your look with hair spray don’t forget to top up during the day with a little spray to revitalize your look. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for styling advice on your next visit. To book your appointment contact us on 074-9125476 or book online by clicking here your hair and make it last – Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare 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

Vipers SC scrap past Proline to storm Super 8 semis

first_img Tags: Denis Mwemeziedward gololaNordin BunjoPilsner Super 8proline fcRahmat SsenfukaShafick BisasoSiraje Ssentamutopvipers sc Vipers’ players celebrate after scoring on Wednesday.Pilsner Super 8 2019Proline FC 0-1 Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Wednesday, 31-07-2019LUGOGO – Edward Golola got his Vipers SC return off to a winning start as the Venoms defeated Proline 1-0 in the Pilsner Super 8.The tactician who was confirmed as head coach last week, had Denis Mwemezi to thank as the new signing scored the only goal of the day.It was not a performance to pride in but the Venoms put out a professional display as they restricted Proline to just possession with out anything to show for it.Professional VenomsThe Venoms are seeking to bounce back from an average 2018/19 season which saw them walk away empty handed. In Wednesday’s game, they handed a host of new faces their debut.It was not a blistering start by Golola’s side as they struggled to impose their authority.Mwemezi who was signed from Ssese this month, got the all important goal in the 25th minute, heading in an Aziz Kayondo cross from the left.The combination of returning Siraje Ssentamu and Brian Nkuubi were solid in the middle with Proline resorting to wing-play.Even after Ssentamu-who was signed from URA FC at the start of the month-was replaced by Rahmat Ssenfuka-after the break, the Venoms never looked like losing their grip on the game.Karim Watambala who was named man of the match could have added a second for Vipers but his fierce drive midway through the second half, was parried away from danger by Hassan Matovu.Abraham Ndugwa tried his luck off a scorpion kick but unlike in the game against SC Villa-last season, the former Masavu FC captain could not find the back of the net.Proline must worry ahead of Confederations CupProline is set to represent Uganda in the CAF Confederations cup but if recent results are to go by, they need to up their game.Having failed to get past the group stages in the CECAFA Kagame cup 2019, Proline were hoping to use the Vipers game as precursor for next weekend’s clash with Malawi’s Master Securities.However, they struggled to create anything meaningful in front of goal throughout the entire 90 minutes.Their best chance fell to Ibrahim Bonyo who shot into the side netting after he was played in through on goal by The lively Sula Ssekamwa.Defender Bernard Muwanga tried his luck from set-plays but either shot straight into the wall or directly at Fabien Mutombora in the Venom’s goal.With Bright Anukani camping with the national team, the creating duties were left to Nordin Bunjo who failed to make telling impact.In the end, Vipers marched into the next round while Proline will now play placement games.What they said after the gameGolola, Vipers head coach“We played good and they executed what we asked them to do. There are some aspects that they did not execute well but we are going to go back and polish.Shafick Bisaso, Proline head coach“It was a good game but we lost in the end. It shows that we still have some work to do before the Confederations Cup and hopefully we will be good to go by next week.Proline starting XIMatovu Hassan, Begesa James, Ssekamwa Sula, Ssenyonjo Arnold, Bernard Muwanga, Mukisa Yusuf, Ibrahim Wamannah, Noordin Bunjo(C), Ibrahim Bonyo, kiwanuka HakimVipers starting XIFabien Mutombora, Innocent Wafula, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa (C), Siraje Ssentamu, Brian Nkuubi, Karim Watambal, Abram Ndugwa, Henry Kitegenyi, Dennis MwemeziPilsner Super 8 upcoming games-August 2nd: Mbarara City vs URA FC-August 4th: Onduparaka vs Tooro United-August 6th: Wakiso Giants vs KCCA FCComments last_img read more

Cliffy toasts the Big Fella after rare Michael Collins memorabilia discovery!

first_imgA part-time antique dealer has struck gold after buying what could be a rare collection of Michael Collins memorabilia in an old cigar box – for just €14!Well-known Letterkenny man Michael ‘Cliffy’ Kelly wasn’t sure what he had purchased when he bid in an online auction for the old cigar box.The box was auctioned among a lot of more than 600 items by Purcell’s Auctioneers in Birr, Co Offaly just before Christmas. Remarkably Mr Kelly, who runs the weekend antique shop ‘Mary Alice’s” in the Co Donegal village of Churchill, didn’t plan on going above his €14 limit.The shop is named after his wife’s grandmother Alice Callaghan who came from Glendowan.He revealed “I didn’t plan on spending much more than €14 because it was just an old cigar box and I didn’t even realise it contained anything.“With another five euro for commission, that brought it to about twenty euro so I wasn’t planning on spending any more than that.” But when Michael, 44, was sent the box, he realised the chance of a lifetime had come his way.“It was a lovely cigar box but when I opened it up and realised after a couple of minutes what was in it, I was trembling,” he said.He showed the box to his brother Kieran, a local historian and schoolteacher, and he confirmed that the contents could be of historical significance and certainly were a find.On closer examination it turned out that the box contained several personal items belonging to Kitty Kiernan, the one-time fiancee of the ‘Big Fella.’The contents include letters and even a Christmas card to Michael Collins from Kitty. The festive card with the verse ‘Christmas Greetings. May the joy of St Joseph be yours today’ is signed by Kitty and says “Michael, We Will miss you always, K’Among the other items in the box were religious medals which had been sewn into the blankets of the hunger strikers in the Maze Prison.All the items are perfectly preserved in the Vega Fina cigar box which has its own humidifier.Mr Kelly, who is also a financial adviser for Acorn Life, plans to approach the National Archives to inform them about his find so the items can be recorded. And he says his find is certainly not for sale.“You come across something like this once in a lifetime. They’re not for sale. They can be viewed at Mary Alice’s in Churchill at weekends and I’ll be delighted to show people a bit of our history,” he said.Cliffy toasts the Big Fella after rare Michael Collins memorabilia discovery! was last modified: January 19th, 2018 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