President George M. Weah (far left) and other VIPs at the opening of the National Economic Dialogue— President Weah assures, as public financial management, youth unemployment top national economic dialogue forum By David A. Yates and Robin DopoeIn the midst of the prevailing economic hardship, President George Weah has assured Liberians of his administration’s willingness to take into consideration recommendations under advisement,
Osborne met with university chancellor Harvey Perlman on Tuesday morning to discuss the job, and Osborne agreed to serve until the chancellor hires a permanent athletic director. Osborne said he took the job because he cares about Nebraska athletics. He’ll stay on as long as it takes Perlman to hire a permanent athletic director, and his pay will be based on a $250,000 annual salary. Perlman said Osborne would be given “full authority” to make decisions about football and other athletic matters. Callahan said earlier that he has no plan to resign. If Callahan is fired, the university would be forced to buy out his contract for more than $3 million. Callahan was not available after the team’s practice to comment on Osborne’s hiring. During his weekly news conference earlier in the day, Callahan said his confidence in his own abilities hasn’t been shaken. “I know in my heart of hearts I’m doing an excellent job, a good job,” Callahan said. Soccer David Beckham is healthy, having recovered from his wrenched left ankle and sprained right knee that have kept him sidelined since late August, but how he’s integrated into the lineup with the Galaxy chasing a playoff berth will be determined by how the team is playing. “If we’re winning and doing great, why would you want to upset that?” said Galaxy coach Frank Yallop, whose team plays New York on Thursday. “Obviously, we want to get David into our team because he’s a great player, a world-class player. But you’ve got to be careful of not ripping out the heart of the team.” The Galaxy have won five in a row to creep back into the playoff race and if they win their two remaining games – against New York and Sunday at Chicago – they’ll automatically clinch a postseason spot. But Yallop, who now has Beckham and a number of other former starters returning from injury, is reluctant to make changes with so much at stake. “The group that took us to five wins in a row – no one deserves to lose their spot,” Yallop said. And that applies to Beckham? “At this point, sure,” he said. Tennis Roger Federer played his first match on tour in more than five weeks, defeating American Robby Ginepri, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the second round at the Madrid Masters. Federer, the defending champion, was tested in the first set before winning his first match since capturing his fourth straight U.S. Open on Sept. 9. His only competition since the Open were two singles matches in the Davis Cup. David Nalbandian and Ivo Karlovic won first-round matches and Nikolay Davydenko withdrew because of an injured right elbow. Nalbandian rallied past Arnaud Clement, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, and Karlovic served 17 aces in beating Marat Safin, 6-3, 6-4. The 6-foot-10 Karlovic had one serve that reached 136 mph. ETC.: Serena Williams retired with a sore right thigh while trailing Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, 6-0, 3-0, in the first round of the Zurich Open. Trailing 3-0 in the first set, Williams had the tape on her right thigh removed. She won only nine points in the set, five on her serve. Someone forgot to tell Padraig Harrington this is supposed to be a working vacation. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf felt much more like work in Tucker’s Town, Bermuda with the British Open champion grinding so hard to keep control of his game that he barely noticed the turquoise coastline below the Mid-Ocean Club on his way to a 3-under-par 67 and a one-shot lead. U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera nearly caught him until his 15-foot eagle putt came up short on the 18th hole, giving him a 68. Masters champion Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk each had a 71 in rounds that looked nothing alike. ETC.: Tiger Woods will have his own brand of sports drink next year under an endorsement deal announced with Gatorade that marks a couple of firsts for the world’s No. 1 golfer – his first U.S. deal with a beverage company and his first licensing agreement. A Jamaican hotel maid described finding the Pakistan cricket coach’s body in a disheveled, blood-splattered room as an inquest began in Kingston, Jamaica into what caused Bob Woolmer’s death during the World Cup. The maid, Bernice Robinson, told an 11-member jury she noticed blood on the pillow, an overturned chair and an odor that smelled of a mix of alcohol and vomit when she entered the room to clean it March 18. Then she noticed a man’s leg sticking out from a bathroom door, which she could not open because the 58-year-old coach’s body blocked it from the inside. Robinson called for help, setting off one of the largest investigations in modern Jamaican history as authorities tried to determine how Woolmer died a day after his team was eliminated. ETC.: Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers is hoping for a full pardon 37 years after robbing a Lincoln gas station. The ex-Nebraska football star has thought about seeking a pardon for years, but he decided to move forward after considering limits on felons in business ventures, Rodgers’ lawyer said. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs has been hospitalized in a coma, more than seven months after receiving a kidney donated by ex-teammate Everson Walls. The Washington Redskins said that cornerback Shawn Springs, son of the 50-year-old Springs, has left the team to be with his father. “(Shawn) has flown down there – it’s a very tough time for them because I think it’s very, very serious,” Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused Ron Springs, who has diabetes, to lapse into a coma or when he was hospitalized. Calls to the family weren’t returned. ETC.: Sebastien Bourdais walked away from a high-speed crash during a promotion involving a rally car. Bourdais, who needs to finish in 12th place or better Sunday in the Lexmark Indy 300 race to clinch his fourth straight Champ Car series title, flipped a Subaru WRX on its roof during a test drive at a race center at Pimpama, about 18 miles from the Surfers Paradise, Australia street circuit. The 28-year-old Bourdais was helped out of the car but was uninjured, race officials said. Instructor Simon Elliott, who was in the passenger seat, also wasn’t hurt. The WNBA will announce today that it has awarded a franchise to Atlanta, a person familiar with the deal said. Atlanta real estate executive Ron Terwilliger will be the sole owner of the team, which will begin play in 2008, according to the person familiar with the deal, who requested anonymity because the new franchise hasn’t been officially announced yet. Golf Jurisprudence Miscellany Basketball Football The Arena Football League will relocate the Las Vegas franchise to Cleveland, where former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar will run the team as its president. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I don’t want to be someone who micromanages, watches over people’s shoulders,” Osborne said. “If they want me to come to practice or go to meetings, I’ll go. If they want me to stay away, I’ll stay away.” It was 10 years ago that Osborne finished a celebrated 25-year coaching career that culminated with three national titles in his last four seasons. But the program has fallen on hard times – by Nebraska standards – having lost no fewer than four games a year in four seasons under Callahan. The Huskers have lost their last two games by a combined score of 86-20, and their defense is one of the worst in the country. Osborne, who was in the stadium for last week’s 45-14 loss to Oklahoma State, didn’t seem as panicked as some of the Huskers’ fans about the team’s play. “It’s worth pointing out that we’re 4-3. We’ve won more than we’ve lost,” he said. “There are other programs – some pretty good programs – that haven’t won more than one game. But we’d like the intensity level to pick up to what we’re accustomed to.” From news services The future of Nebraska football is in the hands of its patriarch. Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne returned to Nebraska on Tuesday as interim athletic director, a day after the firing of Steve Pederson. The 70-year-old Osborne will determine whether Bill Callahan stays or goes as Nebraska coach, but he won’t make the decision until after the season.
Gaeil Fhánada GAA News:Calling all Walking Enthusiasts (all ages welcome):**** Bord na nÓg & Bord na Mná Gaeil Fhánada **** Sponsored walk in association with McDaid’s Football Special on Good Friday morning 3rd April @ 11am leaving from Kerrykeel walking to Rossnakill Resource Centre.Refreshments will be served afterwards, sponsor cards are in circulation, please support this fundraising event in aid of all our underage girls and boys teams.We would like to invite all walkers from around the parish and neighbouring parishs to come along and join us for this event. €5 entry fee if you don’t have a sponsor card. Please register in the old National School Kerrykeel from 10am on Good Friday morning. Further information please contact Martin McAteer @ 9163472. *** Mná Gaeil Fhánada ***Mná Gaeil Fhánada had a good start in the league today with a win against Malin. The game was played in a mixture of strong wind and cold wet conditions. Fanad started the first half against a strong breeze and were able to keep Malin from taking advantage of the conditions. Fanad had a lot of possession from the start but were finding the wind hard to judge and had a couple of early wides. But their persistence paid off and went in at half time ahead 2-6 to Malin’s 1-0.Fanad ladies didn’t sit back in the 2nd half and went on to score another 1-8 and stopped Malin from scoring again. The game finished Gaeil Fhánada 3-14 Malin. 1-0 Mairéad Coll 1-05, Mary Sweeney 2-01, Hannah Shiels 0-03, Siobhan Coyle 0-03, Orla Mc Gonigle 0-01, Shauna Howe 0-01 Well done Ladies.The Ladies are out again this Good Friday at 6pm in Tria Locha against Termon B’s in Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. Hope to see you all out this Friday supporting the Ladies.**** Gaeil Fhánada Seniors and Reserves Division 2 Round 2 ****Our boys play away to Killybegs on Easter Monday 6th April 2015 in Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park at 1.30 & 3:00 PM . Referees to be confirmed later. Come along and give the boys a shout! **** Fundraising Draw for Development of Páirc Uí Siail ****At a very successful launch last Friday night in Milford Inn Hotel, Gaeil Fhánada unveiled plans for major re-development of Páirc Uí Shiadhail, Portsalon and launched a fund-raising drive which was attended by County Chairman Sean Dunnion.1st prize €5,000, 2nd prize €2,000, 3rd prize €500, 4th prize €500, 5th prize €250, 6th prize €250. Draw will take place on 12th June 2015.**** Gaeil Fhánada lotto results **** No jackpot winner. Nos drawn: 03, 10,14,16, 20, bonus 15.€100 winner Mary Leahy Sweeney, Tullyconnell.€50 winner Lawrence & Amanda Blaney, The Ross.Next jackpot €5,000.If you’re not in you can’t win!****Allianz Football League Roinn 1 2015 Round 6****Comhghairdeas mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall 1:13 v Tír Eoghan 0:06. Coinnigh suas an obair maith buachaillí! Congratulations to Colm McFadden on making his 160th appearance for Donegal today. Well done Colm.**** Cúl Camp 2015 ****Takes place this July. Families can book online or contact Fiona Shiels for further details. There are a number of payment options. A small deposit will secure your place. This is a fun week where participants learn the skills of Gaelic football and meet our County stars.*** DONEGAL GAA HEALTH AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE / INFORMATION EVENING ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH 2015 REGISTRATION FROM 6.00PM ***Many leading health experts nationally and locally are contributing to the first ever Donegal GAA Health & Wellbeing conference on April 15th from 7.00pm (registration from 6.00pm) in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey. Many County players will be in attendance also.For further information please contact Marian McNulty [email protected] or [email protected] or 086-8506405. On a Club basis for information please contact our Health & Wellbeing Officer Sinéad Callaghan on 086 8432840.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER MALIN was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSport
Young people and children are undoubtedly amongst the most fragile and vulnerable members of South African society and without help, those left destitute by poverty, orphaned by disease and violence, and victims of abuse, cannot fend for themselves.There are many children’s shelters and orphanages across the country giving these children homes filled with love and compassion, but they need financial support to continue their work.The organisation is driven by a firm belief in young people’s potential and the huge role they are destined to play in shaping the country’s futureChubby Chums, a child protection organisation, aims to assist children’s shelters to provide continuous care through funds and support.Founded in 1999 by Martin Barnard and Tony Graham, the organisation has grown to incorporate 30 children’s homes across the country.The organisation is driven by a firm belief in young people’s potential and the huge role they are destined to play in shaping the country’s future.“I feel ecstatic to know that we’ve made some contribution in the children’s lives . . .” says Barnard, “. . . and knowing that we can be there for the children when they need someone“Chubby Chums is about breaking the circle of violence, of abuse, neglect and exploitation that children often get caught up in. Child protection is everyone’s business. Government cannot do this on their own, they need all the stakeholders they can get,” he adds.After a visit to one of the homes receiving Cubby Chums’s support, an organisation sponsor who prefers to remain anonymous said; “Whilst talking with the older children, although they were happy too, I noticed that behind many of those faces lay stories of pain that none of us could ever imagine.“Chubby Chums have done so much to help these children, not only by getting donations, but also by including these children and homes in their own lives.”THE CHUMS’S CHILDREN’S HOMESThe Tembisa Home & Daycare Centre, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is one of the 30 Chubby Chums affiliates; staff members care for some 120 children who have HIV or Aids, aged between three months and seven years. Poverty in the area is increasing the number of vulnerable children.Apart from feeding, clothing and seeing that the children’s everyday needs are taken care of, Chubby Chums, together with a local church, has built a crèche for the children at the home and in the community.Vuyani Safe Haven, in Graaff Reinet in Eastern Cape Province, joined the Chubby Chums collective in August 2004 when Barnard visited the centre.Chubby Chums, a child protection organisation, aims to assist children’s shelters to provide continuous care through funds and supportSince his visit Vuyani, with help from Chubby Chums, has put together a number of social development programmes; it has introduced gumboot dancing to entertain tourists and sells beadwork to sustain the centre.The haven intends to open a new hospice unit and a baby sanctuary but needs help buying safer metal cots as wooden cots pose health and safety risks; bacteria breed in cracks and splinters develop as the wood wears down.The metal cots, manufactured in Tshwane, Gauteng, cost R3 604 each.To donate towards buying the cots or to find out more about the organisation, visit its website, or call (011) 825 7773.
Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… TechSmith, the makers of powerful screencast recording software Camtasia and screen capture app SnagIt, announced this morning that a beta version of SnagIt is now available for the Mac. The Windows version costs $50 but the Mac beta is free for now. It’s great.If you’ve used Skitch or Little Snapper, SnagIt seems much more full-featured. The best parts I’ve seen so far are far more font options and really easy composite image creation. The company’s demo video is below. This is just beta software and hopefully it will be more stable and less clunky than early versions of TechSmith’s free cross-platform video and image product Jing Project. The recently released Camtasia for Mac was very well done and appears quite stable.One thing that’s missing is the ability to quickly post an image to Flickr or any other online site. That would be nice and is a feature that competitors offer. Easy click and drag resize is something that SnagIt could pick up from other services as well. All in all, though, this looks like a very nice product. marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Back in the very old days, young people were encouraged to have pen pals. A young student might write to a person in some far away place to develop a relationship and get to learn about that person, often a person from another country where the cultural norms might be different. Back then, the costs of communicating via telephone were higher than they are now.But you weren’t hired to find pen pals. You weren’t hired to write to people in hopes that they write you back. You were hired to learn about the other person, to develop a relationship, and then create opportunities to create value for that person.Now, the cost of communicating by telephone is essentially free. The cost of an email is the same, with the exception that communicating by email instead of the telephone isn’t effective, it demonstrates that you believe you have no real value to offer, and that you are afraid to engage with your dream client.Unsolicited emails are no better than unsolicited phone calls. “Spam” is not a term of endearment. You believe you are doing less damage with email, when it fact you are hurting yourself.The most important conversations you need to have with your dream clients are best held face-to-face. If that’s not possible, then video conference is second best. Neither of those are good options for you when you prospect, making the telephone your next best choice.The cost of communicating a lack of confidence is more than you can afford. The price you pay for being perceived as lacking the chops to create value is even [email protected] from PipelinerCRM retweeted my post on the 15 things I would train salespeople to do instead of teaching them social selling. A young man from across pond replied that he believes that cold calling is “both demoralizing and woefully ineffective.” @salesgravy (Jeb Blount) tweeted that “being broke is even more demoralizing–and that is why we dial.”You don’t need pen pals. You need clients.And you think cold calling is old school.
A header from skipper Sunil Chhetri and a sublime strike by Anthony Pereira gave India a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.Chettri gave India the lead in added time of the first half. In-form Clifford Miranda proved instrumental when his precise cross from the left found the Lisbon ‘B’ striker completely free.Perriera, who substituted Sanju Pradhan in the second half, curled the ball from outside the box in the 84th minute, giving the Syrian custodian no chance.Syria scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute which proved a little too late. Ouday Abduljaffal’s free-kick saw Alaa Alshbbli head the ball home from six yards out, which left India’s custodian Subrata Paul with no chance to save.India coach Wim Koeverman’s idea of ‘total football’ failed to appear as intermittent rain and poor conditions didn’t allow the passing game to flourish. The rain made the game much slower with both teams failing to hold on to the ball and relying heavily on long ball tactics.Despite the win, the Dutch coach will have his hands full. India looked far from convincing with a shaky defence.The hosts also had a few pluses. Francisco Fernandes had a solid match, linking up well with the lanky Lenny Singh.India started the game on a positive note, with Chhetri getting the first shot off in the 10th minute. The Portugal-return forward took the ball with his back to the goal, and unleashed a snap shot which went just wide.advertisementSoon after, Syria’s Mehdazahir Almedani shot from 30 yards out but it was well wide of the goal.India had a decent spell in the middle of the first half but failed to capitalise with poor delivery in the final third of the pitch.Miranda with his trickery was a constant thorn down the left side.Mardik Mardikian received the first caution of the game, booked for simulation. He, though, had Syria’s best chance but wasted his shot from six yards out after he got in between India’s two centre-backs, Rajju Gaikwad and Gouramangi Moirangthem.Skies opened up in the 26th minute and in the 33rd minute, torrential downpour stopped play for 15 minutes.Play resumed with Syrian forwards belting down the pitch but Subrata was up to his task. He made a smart save from Ali Ghalioum’s shot from 20 yards out.The Indian defence looked very shaky, regularly being caught out by long balls.The first half ended with a goalmouth scramble, however India managed to avert the danger. The second half was lacklustre, with both teams failing to produce any clear-cut chances.However, with time running out Syria had to score their much needed goal but reckless play opened India’s chances of counter-attacks.
The Minister said a hydroponics system at the Spanish Town District Prison, which was donated by the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), is being manned by prisoners who have now used the technology to grow vegetables feed themselves and their fellow inmates. Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government is committed to the rehabilitation and redemption of incarcerated persons in adult penal institutions. Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government is committed to the rehabilitation and redemption of incarcerated persons in adult penal institutions.Addressing a town hall meeting at the Everglades Centre in Parrottee, near Black River in St. Elizabeth, on November 9, the Minister said the Government is gravely concerned that many inmates, upon release, find themselves back behind bars not very long after.Mr. Montague pointed out that in order to address the challenges, the Government has beefed up rehabilitation initiatives in the seven adult prisons, introducing skills training such as furniture-making; food processing programmes, in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA, as well as literacy classes for those who are unable to read.He said the literacy levels of all new inmates are now assessed and even the game of chess has also been introduced in the prisons with the hope of enabling inmates to be better thinkers.“The rate of return in our prisons is over 40 per cent. In other words, 40 per cent of the persons in our prisons were there before,” the Minister noted.“We have to equip the prisoner with the skills to survive so he does not come back,” Mr. Montague said.The Minister said a hydroponics system at the Spanish Town District Prison, which was donated by the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), is being manned by prisoners who have now used the technology to grow vegetables feed themselves and their fellow inmates.He explained under his regime, the approximately 3,500 prisoners on the island will have to undertake some of the responsibility to feed and care for themselves, instead of tax-payers being made to shoulder all the associated costs attached to their welfare.“I have insisted as Minister, that the prisoners must produce at least one meal per week for themselves. And today, they are now at two meals per week. The tax-payers of Jamaica must get a break,” Mr. Montague declared.With respect to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the Minister said the Government is “investing heavily into the training of police officers,” as the organisation is operating way below strength, due to retirement and resignations outpacing the recruitment of new trainees to fill vacancies.“The Jamaica Constabulary Force is operating at 70 per cent of its strength. The police lose an average of 500 police officers per year for the last four years,” Mr. Montague said.“When you count all the training, we are only training 550 per year. And the Government has taken a very aggressive line, because this Minister believes that we must bring the Police Force up to 14,435, which is the establishment strength,” he added.The Minister said the current strategy to increase the number of officers is in its early stages of execution, and will see 2,000 recruits being trained per year over the next three years at Harman Barracks in Kingston, Twickenham Park in St. Catherine and at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. Story Highlights The Minister said the current strategy to increase the number of officers is in its early stages of execution, and will see 2,000 recruits being trained per year over the next three years at Harman Barracks in Kingston, Twickenham Park in St. Catherine and at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Ghaziabad: With the arrest of three persons, Ghaziabad police have busted a gang of auto robbers who used to target passengers in moving auto after keeping them hostage during the journey. Police officials said that the gang had also robbed an elderly woman with cash and valuables in Sihani Gate area of Ghaziabad, earlier on Saturday evening. According to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Pappan, Kuldeep Kashyap and Sonu Kashyap, all natives of Sahibabad area in Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad said that the gang members board auto as passengers and rob the target during journey at gun/knifepoint. “The arrest was made by Sahibabad police on Sunday night from mother dairy roundabout. The modus operandi of this gang is somewhere similar to those auto robbers gangs which were arrested by police in past. One of the gang members drive the auto while other board as passengers. They rob the target during journey and dump the passenger at a secluded spot and flee away,” said Kumar. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe officer further said that the gang had robbed a woman with cash and valuables in Sihani Gate police station area on Saturday. “Upon interrogating them, they told police that on Saturday, they picked up the woman from old bus stand area. The other gang members who were also present in the auto robbed her with cash and mobile phone at knifepoint before dumping her. The woman suffered critical injuries in the incident while a case under relevant sections of IPC was registered at Sihani Gate police station,” added Kumar.