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Waterhouse tell Young goodbye… Patrick returns to RSPL strugglers

first_img PREVIOUS COACHES Calvert Fitzgerald started the campaign on the club’s bench, but he was replaced by Patrick, who served for a month before committing his focus to Dinthill during their schoolboy season. Young was brought in at the end of the year with Patrick working alongside him for a period. Waterhouse fans will welcome Patrick’s appointment after the tactician led them to the final in the 2013/14 season and the semi-finals last year. “Anthony Patrick is a senior member of our coaching staff and we are happy that he was available. Kevin Lamey will be his assistant, as was the case before,” added Vidal. “We are optimistic that we can improve our results. We have a very good squad a very good team. Its surprising that this team is where it is in the table; if you see them in training, they are a delight, but we are not coming together on match day. But I remain confident, we have to take it on a game-by-game basis and fix things,” Vidal added. Waterhouse’s next game is away to Cavalier on Sunday. Just over two months after taking over as technical director and head coach of Waterhouse FC, coach Paul Young has been relieved of his duties, with the familiar face of Anthony Patrick now charged with rescuing the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) strugglers. Young, a former Jamaican international, was handed the reigns of the Drewsland-based club in December after returning from the United States with the team sitting at the foot of the RSPL points table with 13 points from 16 games. However, after picking up a mere eight points from his nine games in charge of the two-time national champions, the club felt it was necessary to make the change in an effort to lift the team from its current cellar-dwelling position. Club president Fitzroy Vidal credited Young for his effort, but believes the change will bring renewed energy to the team’s torrid campaign. Vidal noted that the decision was made mutually, while adding that Kevin Lamey will act as Patrick’s assistant for the remainder of the season. “Football is about wins,” said Vidal. “Of course, we have been in a precarious position and we felt it necessary to make some changes to see if we can bring some energy to the team.” “The coach (Young) has done a valiant job; discipline has improved, but we are still not scoring enough goals and winning as a habit,” said Vidal. “We have a few games to go in the season and we are giving ourselves a chance. We need to invigorate the team, psychology is a big part of the sport, and we are confident this change will have the desired effect.” This is the third coaching change at Waterhouse this season.last_img read more

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Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund: “A Classic Humanitarian Intervention”

first_imgThe establishment of Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund by Montserrado senatorial candidate, Dr. Christopher Z. Neyor, has become a basis for intense debate in many quarters of the intellectual and political parlance of Liberia.Little Shakie Kamara’s tragic death sustained from a shootout by security forces during the imposition of quarantine on West Point brought wave of humanitarian interventions to Shakie’s bereaved family and Titus Nouaha, another victim who is recovering from operation of bullet from his lower abdomen.In consolation to the loss, many have taken rice, some cash donation, and others provisions to the affected families. Of all the humanitarian interventions in sympathy to the loss, none has triggered highest recognition and debate unlike the scholarship fund established by Dr. Neyor in honor and memory of the child who was killed in cold blood.Few, on the one hand of the controversy, see the intervention of Dr. Neyor as a calculated attempt to sway voters toward his Montserrado County senatorial bid from the densely populated slum community of West Point as well as from other sympathizers of Shakie and other victims. They see it as a mere show of an “election time philanthropist”, a kind of benevolence that has characterized and defined the modus operandi of politicking in a country whose people are ravaged in abject poverty; hence, trade their votes for anything to keep alive.For many, on the other hand, the humanitarian gesture of Mr. Neyor is a new phenomenon in the humanitarian sphere, a paradigm shift from the old order. Insightful about this, or rightly term, classic, is that Neyor’s intervention brings shockwave to the Liberian humanitarian community. From time immemorial, it has been intervention-as-usual for humanitarians to provide food, cash and other supplies to victims and families of disasters. Sometimes, surviving victims as well as family members are given scholarship opportunities to appease them of the damage or loss. But these are sustained for quite a while and benefit relatively few persons.This view of the latter block holds strong warrant as opposed to the former as it stems from Christopher Neyor’s long history of identifying with the needy, long before he had the slightest thought of contesting as senator. In fact it was Mr. Neyor who coined the phrase “election time philanthropists” and “campaign time do-gooders” for those who become generous overnight to sway votes their way.Ever since his days at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, where he served in many capacities up to managing director, Neyor began a career of caring and giving to humanity, a career that has run parallel to his professional career as an internationally acclaimed energy expert. This was embodied in the many scholarships he provided to Liberians to study abroad through the corporations he headed, his contribution to sports when he served as president of Mighty Barolle, his extraordinary support to improving the lives of Liberian youths, students, Yanna Boys, marketeers and others when he served as President and CEO of the National Oil Company, and his personal scholarship scheme of over a decade that many students continue to benefit from, at secondary and undergraduate levels. In addition, it is expressed in his spirit of humanity that enables him to, through his private company that survives on external consultancy, contribute to government revenue through taxes, and employ many Liberians on better salaries and give up to hundred thousand of United States dollars per annual as corporate social responsibility.Thus, to this latter block whose argument is bordered on objectivity rather than sophistry, the establishment of a scholarship fund to “memorialize and immortalize” the late Shakie Kamara of West Point cannot be based on a narrow “because of politics” assumption. One has to have a true spirit of giving and a better understanding of what giving is and what type is needed at a particular time to think of and provide such an initiative.Of greater shock to this gesture are the people of West Point Township whose children are to be the beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme that was launched with an initial donation of one million Liberian dollars. After the lifting of the quarantine, this community played host to many organizations and individuals of prestige who brought forth food and cash donations among others. But when all had died down, the silence was broken by the arrival of Christopher Neyor and his team of officials of his company Morweh Energy, Friends of Christopher Neyor and partnering team of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace. Surprised were they to know that this arrival- occasioned by anti-Ebola awareness -into what many refer to as Liberia’s largest slum community, would leave lasting and glittering imprints on their memories.Never in the township’s history has anyone shown such compassion to them, a type bordered on the memory and immortality of a young child, aged 16, who died in so much anguish and pain and profuse bleeding.What is profound about the humanitarian gesture of the former  NOCAL boss, Christopher Neyor, is that Shakie is not memorialized in a statue built in the middle of the township as many would do; it is profound because he is memorialized in the lives of his left behind peers, who will be beneficiaries of the scholarship. It is profound because the initiative is meant for perpetuity; it is profound because the scholarship fund is left to the trusteeship of the youth and children, women and elders of West Point Township. Still so, the intervention is profound because long after the other donations are consumed, the scholarship initiative will be raising its flag to another height aloft the pedestal of history.A resounding demonstration of ideal humanities is to Neyor’s credits. To a keen and analytical mind, the Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund is a big score in the fight against man’s greatest enemies of ignorance, disease and poverty. One can see the long term social-economic benefits this intervention would bring to a people who would otherwise have never had the opportunity for their children to obtain education. One can view through the veil of history how many children would rise out of their slumbers to life of greater status just because of the loss of one child.Another noteworthy intervention by Neyor was his financial support to victim Titus Nouaha and his pledge to do whatever he can to see that this other child gets better care, international if need be, so as to not meet the same fate as Shakie.Whether the scholarship scheme would source huge votes for Christopher Neyor in the upcoming senatorial election from sympathizers of Shakie Kamara, is insufficient to place him in the class of those who wear philanthropic garments only when they are vying for political offices. However, if three decades of giving to the needy can be said to be based on political reasons, then it is the best precedent set so far.Entertaining such a view for the sake of argument, it would be wise to suppose that for someone to use his entire adulthood to secure a political position through an unmatched character of generosity, is an attribute of a leader needed for a country that strives on the mercy of giving to survive.Although Christopher Neyor is contesting for a senatorial seat, with his long time of magnanimity crowned by the recent intervention in the Township of West Point, it is befitting, of rather demanding, to accord him the honor of an erected iconic statue in the humanitarian house of fame.Yes, the death of Shakie Kamara cannot be compensated for any price, huge what may.  Not a scholarship for all the children of West Point can fill the vacuum left in the home of his family, the vacuum of a boy who was all to his grandmother, who fetched water and did other chores to keep the home running and who had all the possibilities of life before him.Nevertheless, the humanitarian gesture is a worthy solace to a bereaved family, that though Shakie has departed from the physical, his presence would be seen in the lives of many West Point children that would be schooling on his name. To his many friends and other children from the community, his painful death is a price for their liberation from ignorance to the acquisition of knowledge.  Because of him, some of children could become what death snatched from this reach. They would forever bear to mind that they owe their success to a child whose death reveals two things: the merciless nature of a country’s security apparatus to shoot live bullets at unarmed children-protesters, and the gentleness of a humanitarian that has shown, to borrow the phraseology of a reputable person, “a classic humanitarian intervention.”About the authorIvor S. Moore is a youth, human right and political activist and a freelance writer on social, economic and political issues. He has over eight years of experience in child right advocacy and is currently the Secretary General of the Movement for Political Justice and Advocacy in Liberia (MOPJAL), a prodemocracy youth advocacy group. He is a student of the University of Liberia. He can be contacted at: +231770139026, mooreivor@gmail.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Flyers and Rangers playing final regular season home game tonight

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers will be hitting the ice tonight to play their final regular season home game tonight, a game that was originally scheduled for late last week.The Flyers will be hosting the Spirit River Rangers at the North Peace Arena, the fifth meeting between the two teams this season. The two teams were set to battle it out last Thursday night, but the North Peace Hockey League postponed the game after freezing rain made highways across the Peace Region incredibly treacherous.Fort St. John is 3-and-1 against the Rangers so far this season. They beat Spirit River by a convincing 7-4 win on the road in the team’s second game of the season on November 3rd. The second contest at the North Peace Arena on November 24th was a much closer affair, as the two teams battled to a 4-4 draw after 65 minutes of hockey. The two opponents ended up needing to go to the fourteenth round of the shootout, where Brady Busche managed to seal the deal for the home team. The team’s only loss to Spirit River this season was by the score of 6-2 in Fort St. John on December 15th. The Flyers bounced back to double up the Rangers 6-3 on the road on January 5th.- Advertisement -The puck drops in Fort St. John tonight at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Fort St. John welcomes four medical students

first_imgPhoto: These four Northern Medical Program students will be training in Fort St. John for the next year – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caHistory was made on Tuesday, as Fort St. John welcomed four third-year UNBC/UBC Northern Medical Program students.For the next year, the students will practice the ‘hands-on’ section of their training in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -One of those students is Andrea Wood, who is originally from Quesnel. She says usually, med students pursue their third year training in more metropolitan areas. But, she says she wanted to study in a centre similar to her hometown.[asset|aid=2113|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=92214f675f493621af9578546b8cc99e-Andrea Wood 1_1_Pub.mp3]In their fourth year, the students will pursue an advanced clerkship made up of a series of elective courses. This is when students choose what they will specialize in. Then after graduation, students proceed to residency training.Co-site Director of the Fort St. John Integrated Clerkship, Becky Temple, says she hopes these students choose to live and work here in the north.Advertisement Temple says she also hopes this initiative attracts more students to the area.[asset|aid=2114|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=92214f675f493621af9578546b8cc99e-Becky Temple 1_1_Pub.mp3]The four medical students were also given financial assistance at the ceremony, to help offset student debt.Photo: Fort St. John City Councilor Lori Ackerman formally welcomed the Northern Medical Program students on Tuesday morning – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

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Not so ‘win-win’

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S curious that someone as intelligent as billionaire Eli Broad would hail the Grand Avenue project as a “win-win” deal, as he did Tuesday, upon the occasion of final approval from both the county and city. “Win-win” typically connotes an arrangement that benefits everyone. And it’s hard to see how this special-interest giveaway fits that bill. Surely the $2 billion reconstruction of downtown Los Angeles’ Civic Center will benefit the developers who will profit handsomely, especially with $125 million in taxpayer subsidies. And the Civic Center workers will no doubt benefit by having a few more lunchtime choices as well as retail destinations for long afternoon breaks. Broad himself will also benefit through creating the downtown skyline he’s dreamed about for so long. But win-win? Hardly. “Win-lose” might be more accurate. A few will win, but the taxpayers who are involuntarily investing $125 million – including $30 million in public improvements for a luxury hotel – don’t stand to “win” anything other than higher taxes or further diminished city services. Likewise, more than one city politician has praised the reworked Century Boulevard corridor “living-wage” ordinance that the L.A. City Council endorsed Tuesday as a “win-win” scheme. Yet even the businesses the deal was supposed to appease with taxpayer cash are unhappy and threatening to challenge it in court. Indeed, once this living-wage mess plays out, it will probably be a “lose-lose” for everyone – including the politicians who are now hailing it. Both deals benefit a few special interests – like developers and unions – but taxpayers will pay the price. And “win-wins” for the insiders mean a clear loss for everyone else.last_img read more

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Okwi scores as Uganda shock Egypt

first_imgHis successor Moses Basena masterminded a tactical win over the Pharaohs.The win takes the Cranes to seven points, top of their qualification group and they can move an inch closer to a ticket in Russia if they manage positive results in the return tie next Tuesday in Alexandria.The hosts had been the better side with countless goal scoring opportunities in the opening half.Egyptian legendary goalkeeper Essam ElHadary was called upon twice to tame seemingly goal bound shots from Okwi and a powerful header from Derrick Nsibambi.The Pharoahs had a goal disallowed by Soliman Mohamoud for off side in the 35th minute.In the second half, Uganda stepped up and had their goal when Okwi danced away from his markers inside the box before unleashing a low shot that beat El Hadary.Uganda managed to contain the Pharaohs despite having their full arsenal including Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah, Arsenal’s Mohamed ElNeny and West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi.Late in the game, Salah had a chance to draw Egypt level but his shot after Uganda keeper Onyango had missed a cross hit a teammate’s back as it seemingly headed into the net.Onyango was cautioned late on for time wasting as Uganda looked to wind down the clock and pick the three points.Second placed Ghana will face Congo Brazzaville in the other group match on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uganda Cranes players line up before facing Harambee Stars in an international friendly match on August 31, 2016/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Aug 31- Emmanuel Okwi scored the solitary goal as Uganda Cranes kept their unbeaten run in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, beating African Cup of Nations finalists Egypt 1-0 at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Kampala on Thursday.The Cranes never showed any blues of suffering the effects of the absence of their charismatic former coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic as they played their first competitive match since his departure.last_img read more

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All Candidates Forum October 10 at The Lido

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is organizing an ‘All Candidates Forum’ for October 10 at The Lido.The All Candidates Forum will feature federal election candidates for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies as they tackle the issues that Canada is currently facing.All candidates from each party have been invited to attend and those in attendance will include:Incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative PartyRon Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of CanadaMavis Erickson of the Liberal PartyCatharine Kendall of the Green PartyMarcia Luccock representing the NDP Party- Advertisement -Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates, followed by the forum at 7:30 p.m.Candidates will be asked to answer questions from residents of Fort St. John and the North Peace.Questions can be submitted by October 10 to info@fjschamber.com.Advertisement The All Candidates Forum is taking place on October 10 at The Lido.A live stream of the forum will be available on Energeticity.ca’s Facebook page.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019.last_img read more

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Video: Sign him up, Arsene! Midfield target on form again

first_imgWith another below-par performance and Arsene Wenger receiving a pasting from some sections of the Emirates faithful, it was a tough weekend for Arsenal.Their 2-2 draw with Hull City, thanks to Danny Welbeck’s late equaliser, has increased pressure on the Gunners to strengthen their squad and, as it happens, one of their long-term targets put on a show for Schalke in the Bundesliga.Julian Draxler has been a bright spot for the Miners, who have seen Roberto Di Matteo replace Jens Keller, following a tough start to the campaign and he picked up a goal and an assist as they beat Hertha Berlin 2-0.Check out the German international’s performance above…last_img

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DONE DEAL! Leicester City complete signing of Nigerian international Ahmed Musa

first_imgLeicester have completed the signing of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal, subject to Premier League and Football Association approval.The Foxes moved swiftly to make the Nigeria international their fourth signing of the summer after he hit 13 goals in 30 league games for CSKA last term.The 23-year-old joins Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez as boss Claudio Ranieri looks to build on his side’s stunning title triumph last season. Musa told Foxes Player HD: “I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy. I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family. That’s why I joined Leicester City and I’m very excited.“I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I will do my best to make them happy.”Musa moved from Nigeria to Dutch side VVV Venlo in 2010 before catching the eye of CSKA two years later and becoming a permanent fixture in the Russian Premier League.He has also scored 11 goals in 58 games for his country, including a brace against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup. Ahmed Musa in action for CSKA Moscow 1last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL DEFEATED BY GLENULLIN IN ULSTER LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgThere was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 4-15-28-30 and the 2x€50 went to Nan Doherty, Dungloe and Martin Furey, Ard Mc Gill Glenties. Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,300.Naomh Conaill membership for 2016 can be paid from now to 31st march 2016. Youth membership €20, Adult membership €40 or €100 includes €2 entry each week to lotto Membership forms can be got in the Inniskeel coop Glenties or from Murial Hegarty or contact any executive member. Volunteers required the club are looking for two volunteers to help with the preparation of accounts for the club. The volunteers should be familiar with a computer but do not need to be an expert. They will help with the upkeep of the club accounts and the preparation of monthly reports for the executive. If you are interested in helping out, contact either Patrick Mc Guigan or Seamus O’Malley.Naomh Conaill Gaa are asking all members for help for the Donegal Gaeltacht this May, If you are available to help out in any way as in stewarding, Kitchen, Lotto, Shop can you please contact any executive member asap.Naomh conaill Gaa club thinking of hosting 2 first aid courses depending on the numbers.     1-Day Sports First Aid Workshop the Sports First Aid course has been designed to:  Improve the quality of first aid available in the sport and exercise environment.  Increase awareness of the importance of sports first aid among leader’s coaches, teachers and all volunteers involved in sport and exercise.  Make sport safer for everyone.  Help to ensure that any injuries are dealt with appropriately when they first occur and until arrival of health care professional and the second course is Occupational Sports First Aid Courses The Donegal Sports Partnership offers a number of First Aid Courses with the main emphasis on sport throughout the County. These courses will be delivered by approved Health & Safety Authority Occupational First Aid Instructors in accordance with regulations on best practice. If any member/Manager is interested to contact any executive member.Senior Ulster fixtures and results Naomh Conaill(2-7) vs Glenullin(1-13) Naomh Conaill(2-7) vs Strabane Sigersons(1-10), 26-2-16 Coalisland Fianna vs Naomh Conaill in Gervahy 28-2-16 Claudy vs Naomh Conaill. Senior and Reserve division 1 league for March and April 20-3-16 Naomh Conaill v Termon in Glenties, 28-3-16 Glenswilly v Naomh Conaill in Glenswilly, 10-4-16 Naomh Conaill v Ardara in Glenties, 17-4-16 An Clochán Liath v Naomh Conaill in Dungloe, 24-4-16 Realt na Mara v Naomh Conaill in Bundoran GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL DEFEATED BY GLENULLIN IN ULSTER LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 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:GAANaomh ConaillSportlast_img read more