The newly inducted Assistant Superintendent for Development of Nimba, Dorr Cooper, has told residents of Nimba cities and towns to beware of pains associated with development.In his acceptance speech on December 3, in the Administrative Hall in Sanniquellie, the county capital, Mr. Cooper said while development is a good thing that everyone needs, it comes with pain, and therefore people should be ready to undergo the pain.“Development is good. However, it comes with pain. Those of you in big towns and cities with houses in alleys or on the right of way should know that those houses will be broken down to allow streets to be laid out properly,” Mr. Cooper said.Dorr (meaning discussion or lecture in Mano) Cooper, former Mayor of Ganta, is known for opening most of the streets in that commercial city. He did so without siding with anyone whose structure was in the alley, thereby making him one of the respected leaders of the county at the end of 2012.Dorr Cooper is taking over Sanniquellie that does not have many laid out streets, and the few streets are have houses and other structures built in the right of way.He warned that there will be no compromise with anyone, describing himself as a results oriented person who wants to see the needed thing done.Mr. Cooper, who had earlier been criticized for his low standard of education, also told the large gathering that education is only beneficial if it has positive impact on the people of the land.He confessed to his critics that he is not highly educated. Mr. Cooper, a high school graduate, is attending the Nimba Community College where, upon completion he is expected to earn an Associate of Arts degree.But, he told his audience, “True education is one that makes an impact on the lives of the people, brings development and devises ideas that will keep people together.He apologized to those who may have been hurt by his administration while serving as Mayor of Ganta and called on Nimba at large to join him to monitor and implement the needed development in the county.Speaking earlier, outgoing Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teeko Tozay Yorlay, outlined his achievements and noted that it was during his tenure that the yellow machines bought with the county social development funds were put on the roads in Nimba.During his tenure, he made sure to monitor development activities with the objective that every project was completed which led to the incarceration of some unscrupulous contractors, said Mr. Yorlay. According to him, his opposition to financial malpractices allegedly committed by the Project Management Committee (PMC) was heavily criticized and was among the greatest challenges he faced.Mr. Yorlay said that he was happy to leave office with all assets entrusted to him intact. These included motorbikes and desktop computers.Teeko Yorlay was sacked in October for administrative reasons, making way for Dorr Cooper to take over the position.Upon receiving his dismissal from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he was quickly appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.His appointment annoyed the Nimba Legislative Caucus that had earlier passed a vote of no confidence in him. Senator Thomas Grupee vowed to urge his fellow Legislators not to confirm him.In spite of his alleged failure as superintendent, suspected to have been the basis of this threat, Mr. Yorlay now enjoys the full confidence of the President of Liberia at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
19 August 2013 “Gordon Singleton was back at the track for the first time in 10 years and served as holder for his son and several Canadian riders. Philip upset the top-seeded Esterhuizen in the semis. “I raced two Tuesday races and two Friday races,” said Matthee ahead of the Fastest Man on Wheels competition. “I got a fifth place and a sixth place in the first week. Last Friday I got my first podium. Valuable UCI pointsBy claiming the victory, Esterhuizen captured valuable UCI points, which are needed in order to qualify for the UCI World Cup and World Championship competitions. He also finished third in the sprint, with Njisane Phillip (Trinidad) claiming the victory. “There are a lot of strong ladies racing and it’s not something that I am used to. It really feels like a different world.” Taking the lead position behind the pace motorcycle, the 21-year-old led out to the finish, digging deep to fend off local favourite Matt Baranoski (USA), Poland’s Kamil Kuczynski and Phillip. Elite Women – Scratch 1. Melissa Erickson (USA)2. Elizabeth Steel (NZL)3. Maroesjka Matthee (RSA) “I won my heat in the 500m chariot race and got narrowly beaten into third in the final. I managed a third place in the elimination and fifth in the Omnium. Elite Men – Sprint1. Njisane Phillip (TRI)2. Matthew Baranoski (USA)3. Bernard Esterhuizen (RSA) South African track cycling Olympian Bernard Esterhuizen raced to the men’s title in the Keirin at the Deer Park Nature Spring Water UCI Fastest Man (and Woman) on Wheels, held at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania on the weekend. Esterhuizen’s high-class speed placed him ahead of Kuczynski for third place. Maroesjka MattheeSouth Africa’s Maroesjka Matthee competed in the women’s challenge and claimed seventh in the Keirin, which was won by Missy Erikson of Colorado. Erikson also picked up UCI points by winning the 10-kilometre scratch race, with Matthee claiming third place. SAinfo reporter Trexlertown, home to the most famous velodrome in the United States, is a world famous cycling hub, fondly known by cyclists as T-Town. “Esterhuizen easily knocked off Canada’s Chris Singleton, son of VPCC Hall of Fame member and world champion Gordon Singleton, in the quarterfinals,” The Morning Call reported. Elite Men – Keirin 1. Bernard Esterhuizen (RSA)2. Njisane Phillip (TRI)3. Matthew Baranoski (USA) Inside 11 secondsEsterhuizen was one of four riders to break the 11-second mark in the early rounds of the sprint competition, posting 10.73 seconds, followed by Baranoski at 10.76, Kuczynski at 10.90 and Phillip in 10.95. Matthee described the racing as very fast and said she had been competing in mostly short races since she had been in the United States. RESULTS Defeat“Philip started the sprint out of turn two, taking the lead after hitting the pole lane ahead of the South African. Philip kept the pedal power in high gear and led out to the end to make the finals.” Elite Women – Keirin 1. Melissa Erickson (USA)2. Mandy Marquardt (USA)3. Colleen Gulick (USA)7. Maroesjka Matthee (RSA) In an interview with The Morning Call, Esterhuizen said that he had planned his season around the UCI races. read more
India’s Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the women’s 55kg wrestling event at London Olympics on Sunday.The fight was even till round two with both opponents sharing a point each. Verbeek, silver medallist at the Athens Games, changed gears in the final round to advance to the quarterfinals.The Canadian takes on Ukraine’s Tetyana Lazareva while Geeta will battle it out in the repechage round.
WILMINGTON, MA — Attention all 5th graders living in Wilmington! Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center? Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing? Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center! The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 4In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Youth Center Seeks Video Game DonationsIn “Community” read more
Ruhail Amin, Sunaina RoshanTwitterIn the latest development of Sunaina Roshan’s troubled life, a close friend of the Roshan family has claimed that Sunaina’s boyfriend Ruhail Amin is already married and has children.”This chap whom Sunaina is seeing is apparently married and has children. That’s why Guddu and Pinky (Rakesh Roshan and his wife) are going nuts. Sunaina has already made monstrous marital mistakes. Her parents don’t want her to end up making one more wrong choice of partner,” the friend was quoted as saying by Bollywood Hungama.Sunaina had earlier revealed that her father Rakesh Roshan is against her relationship just because Ruhail is a Muslim. She said that even her brother Hrithik Roshan has also refused to help her.Ruhail had also expressed his displeasure with the Roshan family for simply terming him a terrorist because of his religion. “Labelling someone extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words. Religions and geographies should not become the cornerstones of defining extremism; we need to move beyond that mindset,” Ruhail had told News18 in an interview. Hrithik Roshan with sister Sunaina Roshan, mother Pinky Roshan and father Rakesh RoshanInstagramRangoli Chandel too had tweeted about how Sunaina had been calling Kangana Ranaut multiple times asking to help her in this particular situation. “I fear her dangerous family might harm her, we want to make this public because Sunaina calling Kangana and crying all the time, Kangana doesn’t know how to help her…so now she has blocked her number but we fear for her safety, everyone has a right to love whoever they want, hopefully this will scare Roshans and they back off,” Rangoli had tweeted just a day after Sunaina tweeted in support of Kangana saying that she was living in hell.I support Kangana all through— Sunaina Roshan (@sunainaRoshan22) June 18, 2019And living in hell continues ….gosh I’m tired— Sunaina Roshan (@sunainaRoshan22) June 18, 2019Sussanne Khan too had spoken in support of her ex-husband Hrithik Roshan and had said that she knows Sunaina to be an extremely loving warm, caring person, who is in an unfortunate situation. She further requested people to respect Roshan’s family tough period showing her concerns about Rakesh Roshan’s major health crisis and Pinky Roshan’s current condition.Sunaina, who had earlier posted a few pictures with her brother, father and mother, has now deleted all of them from her Instagram. read more
Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeReutersAnil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) is the news for quite some time now, but for all wrong reasons. In the latest development, the debt-ridden company said that it is all set to sell its direct-to-home (DTH) subsidiary Reliance BIG TV to Pantel Technologies and Veecon Media and Television.Reliance Communications has entered into an agreement where the companies will acquire the entire shareholding of Reliance BIG TV with business on an “as-is, where-is” basis, according to a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The company further said that, following the change of ownership, services to its 1.2 million subscribers and continuity for about 500 employees of Reliance BIG TV, won’t be interrupted in any manner.”The transaction will help reduce the liability of unsecured creditors, benefitting all stakeholders, including lenders and shareholders of RCom. The transaction is in consonance with RCom’s stated objective to focus on B2B businesses,” said the statement.The Anil Ambani-owned company has the smallest market share (2 percent) in the DTH space, according to a report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).RCom’s move has been primarily triggered for two reasons — one, debt mounted and was affecting the company’s operation, second consolidation in the DTH industry. Last year November, Dish TV announced the merger of its business with Videocon d2h.”The DTH market is at most a three-four player market. Having said that, the consolidation and sale of assets is a combination of market share consolidation and difficulties in funding the growth capital needed to sustain the businesses in the long run. Overall, DTH has a positive outlook in the long run and there is a merit in consolidation in terms of synergy of resources,” Girish Menon, partner, media and entertainment at consulting firm KPMG told the business daily Mint.Speaking on the acquisition, Vijender Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Pantel Technologies said, “Pantel Technologies is a young Information technology and communication devices company, selling innovative Tablet PC(s) under the brand name of Penta T-Pad in the Indian, South-East Asian, GCC and African markets.Earlier this week, China Development Bank filed insolvency case against the company under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The Chinese lender lent close to Rs 11,570 crore ($1.78 billion) to RCom. The bank filed the insolvency petition before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). read more
Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) activists have locked in clashes with BNP activists escorting BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to a makeshift court in Bakshibazar of the capital.As the former prime minister reached the Moghbazar crossing, several hundreds of BNP activists joined her motorcade, slowing the pace of Khaleda’s vehicle.But just as the motorcade crossed the Moghbazar crossing, it was met with a stones hurled from one side of the road. BNP activists retaliated and clashes ensued.Details of the clashes were not known immediately.BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia left her Gulshan residence to appear in the make-shift court in Old Dhaka’s Bakshibazar that is set to deliver its verdict in a graft case against her today.Khaleda Zia started around 11:45am from Gulshan as the city witnessed massive presence of law enforcement.The authorities have strengthened security around the court on the Alia Madrasa ground in Bakshibazar area for the announcement of judgement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The court on 25 January set 8 February to deliver the verdict in the case that implicated Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, her son and senior BNP vice chairman Tarique Rahman and four others.The ACC filed the graft case, during the quasi-military regime of Fakhruddin Ahmed in July 2008, accusing them of misappropriating Tk 21 million that had come as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.The four other accused are former BNP lawmaker Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary to the prime minister Kamal Uddin Siddique and nephew of late president Ziaur Rahman, Mominur Rahman. read more