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  • Support from Grove/ Diamond Villages for Irfaan Ali

    first_imgDear Editor,It is with sincere pleasure and profound pride, that the Grove/Diamond PPP/ WPO/ PYO groups express congratulation to Cde. Irfaan Ali on being elected to the post of PPP/C Presidential Candidate 2019!We wish to pledge our steadfast support to you and our Party and re-commit our energies in order to take back our rightful place in Government and a majority in Parliament. We have full faith in you Comrade Ali and our General Secretary Cde, Bharrat Jagdeo, in taking Guyana back on the road of progress and prosperity for all Guyanese.The PPP/C is the only party that can stand alone and charter VICTORY at the next General and Regional Elections in this Country.Once again, we extend our Congratulations to you as WE BLAZE THE TRAIL to victory.Sincerely,Vickram Bharratlast_img read more

  • ‘Give Back to Your Country’

    first_imgFormer VP Boakai at the graduation of Stella Maris Polytechnic, Monrovia-Boakai cautions Stella Maris GraduatesFormer Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has cautioned 500 students who graduated from Stella Maris Polytechnic over the weekend to work tirelessly and give back to their country in order to be able to develop the  nation.Mr. Boakai’s challenge was contained in a speech he delivered as guest speaker at the 19th commencement convocation of the Stella Maris Polytechnic under the theme, “Education: The Enabling Tool for Continuous Development and Fair Distribution of National Wealth.”The elaborate ceremony was held on August 31, 2018, in the school’s newly constructed auditorium, one of the largest privately-owned halls in Monrovia.According to Mr. Boakai, in order for any of the young graduates to give back to their country, they must be focused, resolved, hardworking, and exercise discipline in their quest to reach greater heights of achievement and distinction.“I pray that you are mindful of the reality that you break free from the walls of this institution at a time when our world is beset with a new host of interminable challenges, twists and turns, surges and drops. As our nation is no exception to this global state of flux and uncertainty, you have upon your shoulders a stark responsibility to develop a knack for foresight, innovation and thoroughness,” the former Vice President said to a deafening round of applause from the graduates and members of the platform guests.While sharing his experiences, Boakai said life is like echoes in the forest that send back messages to the receiver, bringing back exactly what the receiver may have said earlier in the town, because “if you say kind words, they are repeated to you in the same way, but if you say otherwise, you get the same words back. So graduates, give the best to your country at all times, and surely you will reap good in return.”He said on such occasion, graduating from one stage of the educational quest to another, most often people hear the usual exhortation and encouragement from speakers to the graduates not to settle for what has been achieved, but instead to reach out for higher heights.“And so, with no reservation, I do add my voice in the hope of further reinforcing the messages to you on the exceptional imperative for you to press on, remaining focused, resolved, embracing hard work, and keeping your action and utterances polished in discipline in all that you do,” he challenged the graduates.“On enrollment at this premier faith-based institution a few years ago, you consciously undertook to imbibe and live the tenets of the motto of Stella Maris Polytechnic, “Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills for Service,” Mr. Boakai said. “Here you are today having worked, prayed, and humbled yourselves, proving beyond doubt that you are indeed true believers. You are today reaping what you have sown in hard study.”He also cautioned the graduates to be aware of the most important thing to live with no regrets, treat people the way they will want to be treated, “work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”Exuberant GraduatesMr. Boakai: “The height you have attained at Stella Maris leaves no doubt in my mind that you do fully appreciate the great importance of education; therefore, I should spare you a lecture on the relevance of seeking knowledge. You surely know that this is a journey that only ends when one takes the last breath.Boakai with Stella Maria grads“This is all the more why I see so much brilliance in your choice of the topic, ‘Education: The Enabling Tool for Continuous Development and Fair Distribution of National Wealth.’”He defined education as a tool, but said some great thinkers have also defined education as “molding of the mind.”Quoting the great Mathematician, Albert Einstein, Mr. Boakai said “Education is what remains after we have forgotten what we learned in school, because learning teaches a system of thought and knowledge as bedrock of learning.”He said education is indeed the enabling tool for continuous development and fair distribution of national wealth, “but unless such distribution is in the hands of distributors, who have the thought of country, the love of country, and are committed to building that country, I am afraid the fair distribution process can become a source of serious disappointment for graduates who want to serve their country.”Boakai therefore said true leaders and distributors of national wealth must consider themselves as stewards, “so the fear of God must make them want to see lives improved, a country developed and citizens allowed to enjoy the resource of their country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Alaska Highway News’ union serves strike notice

    first_imgThe Union representing workers at the Alaska Highway News has confirmed it has served the company operating the paper with 72 hour strike notice. CEP local 2000, which has been involved in collective bargaining with Glacier Ventures, says the strike notice was served this morning at 8:00, meaning the two sides now have until 8:00 on Friday morning to resolve the bargaining impasse. A representative for the union declined to give any more information, out of concern for hurting the continuing negotiations. Our call to a representative for Glacier Ventures has not been returned. The contract for the workers expired at the end of April, and workers voted in favour of a strike on September 4th. The company’s assets include the Prince George Citizen, the Northerner, the Dawson Creek Daily News, the Northern Horizon, the Mirror as well as the Alaska Highway News.- Advertisement –last_img read more


    first_imgTEXT OF THE RESOLUTION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that – (1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and (2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on Jan. 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq. Source: Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Boys’ basketball: Hofman won’t be on sideline

    first_img Spark plug: If there was an award for the best sixth man in the area, Dallas Rutherford would have to be considered one of the front-runners for the honor, particularly after Saturday’s performance. The 6-foot-3 junior from Campbell Hall of North Hollywood scored eight of his season-high 17 points in a crucial stretch of third quarter and added five rebounds in 78-64 victory over Francis Parker of San Diego in the Div.IV regional semifinals. The breakout game comes as a good sign for Rutherford, who’s been hampered by a troublesome knee injury for a majority of the season, and for the Vikings (31-1) heading into Saturday’s regional final against Horizon of San Diego (24-6) at 7 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton. “That was the real Dallas that everyone saw on Saturday,” Rutherford said. “I’m feeling normal again. Everything is coming together now. “The coaching staff has taken some heat for me this year, but they’ve kept their faith in me and that’s been big. I just needed one game to get things going. I’ve got my confidence back.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s an unfortunate situation,” said Hofman, who was ejected from a game for the first time in his 21-year coaching history with the program. “I wonder about the referees’ judgement. From my experience, 99 out of 100 officials use a little more professionalism.” Hofman picked up the first technical midway through the first quarter and was tossed after picking up his second at the 3:46 mark of the second quarter after Darren Ho was called for a blocking foul. “I certainly didn’t demean the officials in any way,” Hofman said. “In fact, I was sitting down on the bench when I got thrown out. There was no warning on either technical. It was a little bit outrageous.” Veteran assistant Jeff Stephens will take over for Hofman. He’ll be aided by Jim Harvey, Ray O’Brien and Chris Evelyn. “My assistants have more than 60 years of coaching experience, so they’re competent and I have all the faith in the world in them,” Hofman said. “The kids know what we expect from them too. They know the system better than anyone.” Most consider Tom Hofman to be one of the more personable, mild mannered boys’ basketball coaches in the area. The door to his office at LaCanada High is seemingly always open to players, parents and the media. He’s more than willing to take time out of his busy schedule to answer just about any question, often providing insightful and informative responses in his own unique, subdued way. center_img That’s what makes the circumstances surrounding his two technical fouls and subsequent ejection from Saturday’s 65-58 victory over Mission Bay of San Diego in a Div. III Southern California regional semifinal game all the more puzzling. According to Southern Section rules, if a coach is ejected from a game, he’s automatically suspended from the next contest, meaning Hofman won’t be on the sideline when the Spartans (30-3) face Artesia of Lakewood (31-2) in Saturday’s regional final at Pauley Pavilion. last_img read more

  • Public reproves Bush, Congress

    first_imgWASHINGTON – The caustic, four-month-long Iraq stalemate between President George W. Bush and the Democratic-led Congress has produced plenty of sharp rhetoric, one veto and a dismal public view of both the president and his Capitol Hill adversaries. In an AP-Ipsos poll, a scant 35 percent of people said they approve of the overall job Bush is doing – the same amount who rated Congress positively. That represented a 5 percentage point drop for lawmakers since last month, and it left Bush at the same meager level he has been stuck at for months. That’s near his record low in the AP-Ipsos poll of 32 percent last January. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was viewed more favorably than either Congress or Bush, but she faces problems of her own, including a gender gap that shows significantly fewer men than women behind her. Her support is also eroding among younger voters and other groups. In a rare instance of bipartisanship, members of both parties point to Iraq as the culprit. “Everything revolves around the war,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. “I support the president, but the fact is it’s unpopular right now.” “The American public is siding with Democrats” in opposing the Iraq war, said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. But if Bush and Congress don’t reach agreement on war legislation soon, “it would put both sides in a situation where everybody would start losing.” After taking control of Congress and promising change in January, Democrats have pushed bills on stem cell research, student loans and minimum wage. Little of significance, though, has been signed into law. Rising gasoline prices could also be a factor in lawmakers’ unpopularity, but lawmakers concur that Iraq has overshadowed everything. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Spurs star Kane out until March with ankle injury

    first_imgIt is the third successive season the England captain has missed games due to an ankle injury.“Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday’s match against Manchester United,” a statement on Tottenham’s website said on Tuesday.“The striker will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.”Kane was injured after being caught between United defenders Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof while trying to set up a last-minute chance for Tottenham.He received treatment after the full-time whistle before walking off the pitch clearly in severe discomfort.Vowing to return as fast as possible, Kane wrote on his Twitter account: “Injuries are part of the game but no one will be working harder to get back fit. Thanks for the messages.”Kane’s absence is a major blow for Tottenham as they chase the first trophy of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s five-year reign.The 25-year-old is Tottenham’s top scorer this season with 20 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions.He had scored seven times in his last seven matches to keep third-placed Tottenham in with an outside chance in the Premier League title hunt, the north Londoners sitting nine points behind leaders Liverpool.Kane, who won the Golden Boot as the World Cup’s leading marksman last year, also scored the penalty winner against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg.Now he will miss the second leg at Chelsea next week, as well as the FA Cup fourth-round trip to Crystal Palace and at least six crucial league games.The first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League last-16 tie at home to Borussia Dortmund will also come too soon for Kane.He faces a race to be fit for the north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 and the second leg at Dortmund three days later.England boss Gareth Southgate will hope Kane is back in contention for England’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic on March 22.More immediately, with South Korea forward Son Heung-min away on international duty and Brazil winger Lucas Moura also injured, Pochettino is left with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen as his only fit senior forwards.Speaking before tests confirmed Kane’s ligament damage, Pochettino had already admitted he was “worried” about the situation.Midfielder Moussa Sissoko was also injured against United to further deplete Pochettino’s options.Janssen has endured a wretched time with Tottenham, while Llorente has hardly played either, although he did score a hat-trick in the recent FA Cup third-round win at fourth-tier Tranmere.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harry Kane will be out until March with ankle ligament damage © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 15 – Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be sidelined until March after suffering ankle ligament damage in Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United.Kane sustained the injury to his left ankle in the closing moments of the 1-0 loss at Wembley and scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem.last_img read more

  • Shrout is National Merit semifinalist

    first_imgWHITTIER — Whittier Christian High student Denise Shrout is among 16,000 students named as semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. As a semifinalist, Shrout will continue to compete for more than 8,000 Merit Scholarship awards. More than 1.3 million juniors in thousands of high schools nationwide entered the merit program by taking the 2004 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week To become a finalist, semifinalists must have an outstanding high school academic record, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm their high scores on the PSAT. VFW post offers essay competition LA MIRADA — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7734 and its Ladies Auxiliary are seeking high-schoolers to participate in its annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. The audio-essay competition is open to students in ninth through 12th grades. Participants will write, then record, a three- to five-minute audio-essay on this year’s theme, “How I Demonstrate My Freedom.” Winners could be eligible to win thousands of dollars in scholarships, a trip to Washington, D.C., and dozens of other awards. For more information or application details, call (562) 942-1057. Whittier club offers after-school program WHITTIER — The Boys & Girls Club of Whittier offers programs and activities for youths 7 to 17 during after-school hours. Trained staff can provide homework help, arts and crafts activities, fitness and dance classes, reading activities, career preparation workshops for teens, daily tournaments, contests, sports programs and educational-based computer activities. The club is open from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also extended hours for students 13 to 17 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The annual membership fee is $15; for more information, call (562) 698-8630. OWL Program to host annual walk-a-thon NORWALK –Cerritos College’s Older Wiser Learner Program will host its third annual Founders’ House of Hope Walk-a-Thon at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at El Dorado Regional Park, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach. Participants gather sponsors to support their distance walked during the timed event. Donations support residents of the Founders’ House of Hope in Artesia, which deals with chronic mental illness. Donations will help with psychosocial rehabilitation services and supplies for the residents’ creative expression classes, offered through the OWL program in the Adult Education & Diversity Programs at Cerritos College. Donations from the first year’s walk amounted to more than $5,000, while last year’s totaled more than $7,000. Donors will also receive complimentary items according to the amount donated. For more information, call Sally Greer at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2517. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


    first_imgHaving played the four teams immediately above them in the table over the last month, Finn Harps start a run of three games against the teams below them in the table on Friday night when they make the long trip south to the RSC to face Waterford United (kick-off 7.45pm).Those four games against Galway, Wexford, Shelbourne and Longford might have seen Harps remain unbeaten but only four points were picked up as all four games finished in draws.Last week’s 0-0 stalemate at Longford was Harps’ fifth draw in a row, but it meant that Ollie Horgan’s side have now lost just once in their last thirteen games in all competitions. With just seven games of the season remaining, seven points separate Harps and the play-off spots.But with fixtures coming up against the three teams immediately below them over the next few weeks, Harps fans will be hoping they can bridge that gap. However, Horgan is urging caution.“On paper that target of three wins looks possible but in reality it would take a massive effort and an amount of good fortune,” said the Harps boss as he looked forward to the trip to Waterford.“In reality, we have only won five games in the league all year so three in a row seems a huge ask especially with two of the games away from home. But we won’t be looking past Waterford. “While it is nice to only have lost once in so many games, out of the ten draws before Saturday, we would be better off winning five games, losing the other five games and be five points better off!,” he said.Horgan has always insisted that the 2-0 reversal at the RSC at the back end of April was his sides worst defeat of the season and he’s hoping there is no repeat on Friday.“Our last performance in Waterford was our poorest display of the season so far. They outplayed us in most departments and had the game won well before the final whistle so we know how difficult it is going to be on Friday,” he warned.Last week Harps held league leaders Longford Town to a scoreless draw. It was only the second time in fourteen games that Longford had failed to register a victory.“It was a good result in Longford considering the run that they are on”, said Horgan. “First half we competed higher up the pitch and created a number of chances but in second half Longford pinned us back and we held out for a draw with great defending and no shortage of courage. “We have defended well all year in general with the exception of the away game to Waterford. We have defended with a little bit of courage and passion, but that has to continue,” he said.Horgan will have to shuffle his pack as Packie Mailey and Damien McNulty join their fellow defender Caoimhin Bonner on the suspension list. Thomas McMonagle and Josh Mailey both came off against Longford last weekend with knocks and are doubts.Friday’s game signals the start of the fourth and final quarter of the season. In the three previous meetings this season, each side has recorded a win apiece while the opening game of the season at Finn Park finished in a draw.HARPS TRAVEL TO WATERFORD HOPING TO BREAK DRAW HOODOO was last modified: August 14th, 2014 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)Tags:donegaldrawsfinn harpsWATERFORD UNITEDlast_img read more

  • Eureka Loggers down Arcata Tigers to move into first-place tie in Humboldt-Del Norte League

    first_imgWith the win, Eureka moves into a first-place tie with Arcata. Both teams are 9-1 in the … Eureka >> It was billed as a “Clash of the Titans” matchup, and it lived up to the hype.Entering Monday’s game between the first-place Arcata Tigers and the Eureka Loggers, the two teams were separated in the Humboldt-Del Norte League standings by one game.They are separated no more.Eureka freshman Klayre Barres scored two goals as the Loggers edged Arcata 2-1 on Monday at Eureka High School.last_img read more