first_imgThere is a dictum that says a man who forgets his root ‘hardly’ enjoys the fruits of his labor; this is because who you are or your status in life is the result of whence you come. Those who forsake their roots are also bound to encounter some unsavory circumstances in life.It is against this backdrop that members of the 2006-2007 Vivi-Da-Vis Class of the St. Francis High School in Jacob Town, Paynesville in an effort to give back to their alma mater have begun galvanizing resources, ideas and other forms of support to aid the school.Members of the class, many of whom are now contributing their quota to the development of Liberia in different capacities, have since been brainstorming on how they could be of help to their alma mater.The class, at a reunion recently, discussed several ways in which they could render assistance to the school.   As such, they have planned as a body to undertake several projects beginning with the reconstruction of the school billboard, which has been down.  The reunion program was held under the theme: “Rethinking the Future-Returning to St. Francis with a Vision.”The keynote speaker was the class old English Instructor, Kesselly K. Karsor, who urged the gathering to remain firm in their quest to identify with their former school.He challenged his former pupils to remain focused to raise the standard of the school, adding that the St. Francis was indeed drowning.According to him, if any of alumni is to become successful in the future that person should not forget his or her root, “Because the society expects the best of them.”“Mr. Karsor’s address was described by members of the class as insightful, which means it was a wakeup call. The President of the group, Forkpawu Kolubah, said.He said, “Everyone who was there knew that we were there to discuss the future of St. Francis. And serving as the Nehemiah of the Biblical times, the class of Vivi-Davis wants to galvanize the support of all the alumni of the school for the rebuilding process. We are initiating the process, but we cannot do it alone.”Mr. Kolubah further noted, “We are therefore calling on all alumni of St. Francis to join us in this process. This is about St. Francis and we must all join forces to realize our dream.”“Our coming together here is not only to merry make, but to first and foremost discuss how we can give back to this noble institution which helped to mold the minds of so many young intellectuals, who are now torch-bearers in the larger society,” Mr. Randolph, who was one of the Presidents of the two 12th grade classes, said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img…airline hoping to return to GuyanaCountless aggrieved passengers may soon be reimbursed of monies that they paid to Dynamic Airlines, as talks are underway on how the company will compensate passengers for its untimely departure in 2017.This disclosure was made by Head of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Captain Egbert Field, in a telephone interview with Guyana Times.Field explained that the Authority has since been consulting with the airline on how it would go about repaying the monies. “We are in contact with Dynamic and we’re trying to arrive at a final point,” Field revealed.When questioned about who would reimburse the monies that are owed to the Guyanese passengers since 2017, Field stated that the company would have to take on that responsibility. “They gave an outline to us that they will honour their obligation,” he stated.Meanwhile, it has been disclosed that the embattled airline has intentions of returning to the Guyanese market. In response to this, Field noted that the company would have to come with all the necessary documentation intact. “I have not seen any application from them neither have they approached the Authority directly.”He explained that when that was done, the Authority would then make a decision as to whether or not the airline would be allowed to operate in Guyana again.Dynamic Airways abruptly ended services in Guyana in October of 2017 owing to bankruptcy, leaving local travel agents in hot water, with them having to relate to passengers that their flights were cancelled and their monies were lost. The onus of reimbursing passengers then fell on the Government and the decision was made to utilise the company’s US$200,000 (G$40 million) bond to repay all the passengers. However, the bond proved to be inadequate to repay the 609 customers.The company moved out of its bankruptcy status in March of this year, stating that it would be providing charter flights until it has reconstructed its finances. At that point, it will begin to provide services to its previous markets. The company has changed its legal name to Eastern Airlines. Additionally, the airline is hoping to expand its fleet of planes from five to ten.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Instead of having noisy trucks kicking up dirt and taking up road space, Site C will use a conveyor belt to transport materials from the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands to the dam site area.David Conway with B.C. Hydro says the reason for choosing a conveyor belt over trucks, was environmental and with residents in mind.“The conveyor system was selected over truck transport because it will reduce traffic on local roads, create fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and result in less noise and dust compared to truck transport.”The conveyor will be covered up in residential areas and security fencing will also be installed to prevent injuries.  The conveyor will cross Old Fort Road and 240 Road.- Advertisement -With the current construction schedule, the belt would be removed in 2022.last_img read more

first_imgThe fate of a bill that would require parents of young gang members to take parenting classes now rests with the governor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Oct. 12 to sign the Parental Accountability Act, officials said. Under the bill, juvenile court judges will order parents of first-time gang offenders to sign up and pay for anti-gang violence parenting classes. The bill’s author, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, said he hasn’t heard any word yet from the governor’s office but is hopeful. If the bill is approved, the Department of Justice will develop the curriculum and determine who will teach the classes. Mendoza expects the first classes to take effect in 2009. The classes will show parents what fines and jail time await their children for additional gang-related crime and what the penalties they face if they help their progeny commit crimes. They will also get a chance to meet face to face with parents who lost loved ones to gang violence. The program seeks to teach parents how to identify gang and drug activity in their children, how to communicate with teens, give them an overview and contacts for intervention agencies plus show them where to get educational support, job training and recreational activities for young people. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img1 // @paulpogba is on fire avant #SUEFRA#FiersdetreBleusA post shared by Equipe de France de Football (@equipedefrance) on Jun 8, 2017 at 3:39am PDT Pogba rifled every single effort past Bordeaux goalkeeper Benoit Costil Paul Pogba is slowly but surely getting back to his best.The world-record signing found his feet towards the end of the season with Manchester United after picking up the EFL Cup and Europa League.And the midfielder showed there was nothing wrong with his eye for goal during a training session with the French national team.Given four shots at goal, Pogba rifled every single effort past Bordeaux goalkeeper Benoit Costil.Make sure to save some for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden, Paul….last_img

first_img Romulo during his loan spell at Juventus 1 Premier League newcomers Newcastle are in talks with Hellas Verona midfielder Romulo and are hopeful of completing a deal within the coming weeks.The 30-year-old made the switch to Italy from his native Brazil in 2012 to sign for Fiorentina and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez saw him at close quarters during his time as Napoli boss from 2013 until 2015.Now the Spaniard wants to add Romulo to his ranks at St. James’ Park, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as he prepares Newcastle for life back in the Premier League.Romulo chipped in with four goals and provided nine assists last season as Verona were promoted back to Serie A.And with talks ongoing, Newcastle are hopeful of capturing the versatile midfielder, as they continue to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar Series! Create a culture of value creation. Signup for this free webinar! In three, short, power-packed webinars, you will learn what you need to do to create a culture of value creators who create and win new opportunities. Download Now The view of people who sign the front of a check can be different from the view of someone who signs the back of a check.Back of the CheckThere are a lot of people doling out advice who do so without ever having to sign the front of a paycheck. They’ve never had to make payroll, and they have never had to sign personally for a line of credit. They offer their advice without the responsibility of having tens, hundreds, or thousands of people depend upon their judgement and decision-making for their livelihoods.The fact that they haven’t started or led a sales organization doesn’t mean that their opinions, ideas, and experience  don’t have value. But it does mean that it doesn’t come from the same place as someone who has had a very different set of experiences and a different level of responsibility. They haven’t had a company’s success or failure rest on their shoulders—or their decisions. It’s easy for them to tell you that you can avoid doing the hard stuff, the stuff you don’t want to do.Front of the CheckPeople who have signed the front of a check have a different view of things. They have a more practical, less idealistic view of things. Generally, they don’t fall prey to the latest fads, and they tend to offer advice that is based on principles that have allowed them to grow their business. That experience is hard won, and much of it comes from having made mistakes. They will tell you that it is necessary to do the hard stuff, the stuff that you don’t want to do, the things that make you uncomfortable.There are many who write about what one must do to grow sales without ever being responsible for anything more than their own personal sales. They sign the back of checks, and they can afford to be idealistic, having no responsibility for the larger organization as a whole. They are free to tell you what you should do, without having any skin in the game where they receive a check that they sign on the back. They have strong opinions about the things that you should not do to grow your own sales or your own business.There are others who offer you different advice. They have skin in the game, and being wrong comes with a very high price. Their responsibility extends far beyond themselves, and they feel the pressure to perform and succeed. Very few of them would offer you the advice you hear from those who sign the back of a paycheck, because they sign the front of a paycheck.last_img read more

first_imgConsider Kidd’s dismissal a wake-up call for a team that had been a feel-good story in the NBA over the last couple years.“A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: ‘If something is inevitable, why wait?’” Horst said at a news conference before the game.Horst added that the decision was made “relatively quickly” and was not in the works through the season. Co-owner Wes Edens said Horst had the ownership group’s support.“We just felt that we got to a point in the season where this team could do more and could perform at a different level in a different way and (we are) looking for a fresh approach and different voice in leadership for the team,” Horst said.Kidd was one of the NBA’s most dynamic guards during his playing career and a triple-double threat in his heyday. He made the unusual jump right into coaching the year after his playing career ended, guiding the Nets to a 44-win season and a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in his one and only season in Brooklyn in 2013-14.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers He was hired by Milwaukee a few months after a group led by co-owners Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-round draft picks to the Nets as compensation.In Milwaukee, Kidd inherited a team that won 15 games in 2013-14. He was part of a fresh start for an organization that had been mired in mediocrity for years.Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the youthful Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd while Antetokounmpo and Middleton developed. Malcolm Brogdon won the NBA rookie of the year award last season, and Jabari Parker has the potential to be an explosive scorer when healthy.Despite all that, Milwaukee has largely treaded water in the wide-open East, even after adding talented guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Suns in November. The Bucks are 8-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Under Kidd, Milwaukee a regular-season record of 139-152.“We didn’t lose any talent. We still have all of our guys on the floor. We still have to make the playoffs our goal,” Brogdon said.The Bucks plan to conduct a coaching search after the season. It will be an important hire for a franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new downtown arena next season.“I think Jason’s done obviously a tremendous amount for the organization. He’s a good friend, he’s a soon-to-be Hall of Fame basketball player,” Edens said in an interview before the game.“But we think this team can be the best team in the East and we want to give ourselves every chance we can to do that.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Still, if and when Milwaukee does compete for NBA titles, Kidd’s influence will be clear. He led Antetokounmpo and company to two playoff appearances in three seasons — not bad for a team that won 15 games four seasons ago. Antetokounmpo has become a star, and Khris Middleton has also become a standout player.Yet the Bucks are hovering around .500 and stuck in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The perimeter defense hasn’t ever really improved, and turnovers have become a debilitating issue of late.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor Horst, there wasn’t enough progress for Kidd to keep his job. The surprise firing, hours before the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105, sent a message to players about mounting expectations as the talented kids become veterans.“It’s not all on one person. The players have some type of responsibility,” Middleton said after scoring 35 points in the victory. “He’s the first one to go, but it could be one of us next. We have to do our job night in and night out.” Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Jason Kidd helped make the Bucks relevant again. Someone else will have to help them become champions.Despite mentoring a young, athletic core led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was fired by Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst on Monday. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will lead the team for the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

first_imgArgentina’s loss to Germany in the FIFA World Cup final on Monday had its effect on social media as well.While overwhelmed Germany supporters celebrated their team’s win, disappointed Argentine fans found solace in the fact that it was able to make it to the finals.Argentina isn’t rioting; cars there are pretending to be tipped over to draw a foul.; Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 14, 2014Argentina lost but we still partying.; pizza goddess (@rowseeyo) July 14, 2014Cutting these onions and crying like a 13 year old Argentinian boy at the World Cup. Peter Gilroy (@petergilroy) July 14, 2014Marking Argentina’s heartbreaking loss by watching equally grim TV shows.; Edmond Ortiz (@satscribe) July 14, 2014as consolation for their loss, argentina can have an extra hour in the ball pit aneesha (@ane3sha) July 13, 2014The best extra weight we’ve ever carried! (@lufthansa) July 13, 2014During the final World Cup match, more than 32.1 million tweets were sent out about the game between Germany and Argentina. Nearly 5.6 lakh tweets were sent out per minute as Germany’s Mario Gotze scored the winning goal.Lionel Messi had his own followers tweeting up a storm with nearly 4 lakh tweets when he was awarded the Golden Ball and declared Best player of the tournament.Here is a heat map of how fans reacted on twitter through the match:Mario Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to a few moments of individual skill.It was a goal that gave Germany its fourth World Cup title in its eighth final, and left Argentina star Lionel Messi still walking in the shadow of his compatriot Diego Maradona, who led his country to the 1986 title.advertisementlast_img read more