Gray Mourns Fallen Referee

first_imgFormer County referee Murvee Gray has termed the death of fallen Liberian FIFA badge referee Spencer Harris as a big loss to the refereeing fraternity. The retired international referee who last served as Stadium Supervision of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) passed on after a long illness fortnight ago.Mr. Gray, who is currently the Assistant Sports Minister, said Mr. Harris contributions to the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) would be remembered, particularly for his willingness to always give technical advice to upcoming referees.The Assistant Sports Minister said during his personal encounter with the fallen referee, the late Harris was influential and strong and did a lot to give him confidence.“My condolences to the family and friends of Harris and the entire refereeing association and he will always be remembered for his commitment to the profession,” Assistant Minister Gray said.He said Harris would also be fondly remembered for his insistence on all match officials being well groomed in the laws of the game before going into a match.According to Mr. Gray, the late Harris was his major motivator in going through three stages before becoming a County Referee.“Through the guidance of the late Harris and others I was able to qualify from being an applicant to student, and then to junior and lastly county, before my appointment as Assistant Sports Minister in 2006,” Mr. Gray said.“Personally, I remember him during one of the Sunday morning trainings in 2005 when he told me he was impressed by my level of officiating and advised me on what to do to improve. His death is really a big loss,” Mr. Gray said.He added: “Harris sometimes used to say that in a game, officials should avoid making mistakes, because it is a passion of life that cause anyone to do anything.”Howbeit, Minister urged upcoming referees not take gifts from clubs or county leaderships because it would affect their decision on the pitch.Mr. Gray has also been a referee for kickball, volleyball, basketball and athletics as well as a coach for the various disciplines.Meanwhile, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has hailed the late Harris for his dedication to the refereeing fraternity.“I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends all over the world. We will all miss him,” Secretary General Alphonso Armah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rotary DG Administers Oral Polio Vaccine to Kids

first_imgThe District Governor 9101 (2015-2016)of the Rotary Club International for 10 West African countries, Marie-Irene Richmond Ahoua, on Thursday administered Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) to several children at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor.The event was part of her official visit to Liberia to see some of the projects that the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) is undertaking.The D.G., who did not make any comment during the event, was accompanied by RCS president Eva Mappy Morgan and members of the club.Speaking to journalists after the event, DG Ahoua expressed gratitude for the government’s determination to intensify efforts towards eradicating the polio virus in the country.She urged parents to continue to present their children for the routine polio immunization drives in their respective areas.DG Ahoua thanked the RCS family and advised them to continue the hard work to promote development in the country.Rotary Club is an international service organization that aims to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and advance goodwill and peace around the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Premier Backs LNG Report Recommendations

first_img1. Develop a structure with equal representation from industry (including contractor associations), organized labour, First Nations, and governments to participate and enable the skills training and workforce planning issues leading to employment in the LNG opportunity on an ongoing basis after March 31, 2014. The structure, membership, and Terms of Reference should be established no later than July 1, 2014, in consultation with the members of the Premier’s LNG Working Group. In addition, the structure should be established in co-ordination with other LNG workforce activities already underway.2. Begin planning and training British Columbians immediately for the LNG opportunity.3. Training should be co-ordinated throughout B.C. and Canada to maximize the effectiveness of the existing labour pool and lead to employment.  4. Identify and remove barriers to entry into training while supporting literacy and essential skills development to support local and B.C. work-based training and employment.Advertisement 10. Review the approach used by private-sector unions with respect to apprentices and by First Nations with respect to training to determine if their approach can be improved or applied more broadly.11. Explore and analyze projects that have used a mobile workforce. In addition, it is important to identify and resolve the barriers to worker mobility in relation to trades qualification and certification.12. Target areas of opportunity by focusing on workers finishing construction or other projects in all areas of the province.13. Explore best practices within the LNG sector and other competing industries with respect to the conditions necessary to attract a mobile workforce.14. Develop a plan to support workers from other jurisdictions to stay in B.C.Advertisement 5. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the investment in training by leveraging successful government, union, and private training programs.6. In conjunction with recommendation #7, industry, governments, organized labour, and First Nations should partner to conduct campaigns and career fairs in high schools, colleges and cultural centres on the LNG opportunity.7. Promote awareness of job opportunities in B.C., including work-based training with a focus in rural, northern, and First Nations communities.8. Establish an inventory of individuals currently in apprenticeship programs and other non-apprenticeship skilled workers seeking employment.  Include in the inventory journeypersons who are available to provide mentoring and on-the-job training to apprentices.9. Aspire to a goal of having 25% overall of the apprenticeable trades workforce on LNG-related construction projects and whether funding for apprentices can come from industry and/or government. In addition, government should consider having a minimum number of apprentices on public infrastructure projects.Advertisement Christy Clark calling it a ‘road map’ to making sure BC has the skilled labour force it needs to seize the opportunity.The document is the work of government representatives, LNG proponents, organized labour, and the Haisla Nation.The idea came about after meeting last September with representatives of organized labour.- Advertisement – In Clark’s words, “this investment will lead to good jobs. As we know, good jobs build a better BC.” The working group met nine separate times between November and last month to formulate the report.The 15 recommendations are as follows:Advertisement 15. Further refine and develop a process for the use of Temporary Foreign Workers in the context of an overall strategy that identifies the workforce needs of the LNG opportunity and immediately begins a skills training plan to develop as many British Columbian and Canadian workers as possible to meet those needs. The structure contemplated in Recommendation #1 will be seized with the responsibility to refine and develop a process for the use of Temporary Foreign Workers.last_img read more

‘I feel lousy’ – Van Gaal admits Man United form not good enough

first_imgLouis van Gaal admits the start to his Manchester United career has not been good enough and has left him feeling ‘lousy’.After the disaster of last season under David Moyes, the Dutchman’s appointment as his successor was supposed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes.But United have collected just 13 points from their ten Premier League games this term, making it their worst start to a campaign since 1986, and are sitting mid-table ahead of Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace.“It’s not good enough,” conceded Van Gaal, when asked to evaluate his team’s start to the season.“I feel, myself, very lousy for the fans firstly, but also for the board because they have a great belief in me and my players and my staff and when you have 13 points out of 10 matches you are not doing well.”Van Gaal remains adamant he will turn things around at Old Trafford, but has warned supporters it may take a long time before he discovers a winning formula.“We are in a process and that process shall take more than one year,” said the former Barcelona boss, who was given a three-year contract this summer.“It shall take three years, I hope, because that is always dependable from a lot of aspects, but I think it shall be and we shall make it happen that we shall win a lot of matches in a row.” 1 Louis van Gaal last_img read more

GOLF NEWS – STEPHEN LEYLAND WINS LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE AY DUNFANAGHY

first_imgTHE LADY CAPTAIN’S WINNERS!No this is not a joke and he did not wear a skirt, the Lady Captain always puts up a prize for the gents as well and Stephen had the best individual score of the weekend.It was a very busy week with competitions leading up to lady Captains day and this week is no different with various competitions leading up to Captains Day.Lady Captain’s day was on Saturday past and it was a very successful day for all including Robyn McConnell who managed to win both Lady Presidents day and Lady Captains day. I think this is a first for the lady’s branch. The band playing on the night (One for the Road) was the best band I have ever heard in Dunfanaghy bar none and all the people remaining after the presentation would agree. It’s the first time I have seen everyone in the club dancing – nobody seated at all – they were brilliant and a lot of members missed a truly fabulous night. But there was just enough room for dancing – ask Paul Smith. We will try and get them again in the future. In the afternoon William Hamilton, his Son and Bill McCallion entertained the crowds in the Clubhouse with a terrific range of music including Irish, traditional, pop and Les Mis etc. We are blessed with so much talent in our club we need other occasions to get it out.Now to the notes. On Monday 5th August we had a 4BBB Open and the scores were very close with one point separating the winners. It was the unusual combination of Thomas (hit it long)Alcorn and Steady Mal Johnston who did the business coming home with 45 points putting Kevin James and Mick McGinley into second place on 44 points. The tried and trusted team of James Brogan and Roger Green took third with 43 points.Wednesday 7th saw a massive return to form for Fr Sylvester O’Flynn when he cruised round the course turn with 3 birdies to put him ahead of his 4 ball opponent Neil McGinley who himself has seen a welcome return to form again. Just in time for Captain’s day this weekend. A couple to watch here maybe. Fr O’Flynn scored 44 points on the day with Neil 2 points back on 42. Donal Boyle (back from holidays) took the gross and Billy Griffin was third on 40 points.Saturday was Lady Captains prize to the gents and it was hotly contested with again the first 3 places separated by one point each. But it was the steady play of Stephen Leyland who took the honours with a super score of 42 points just managing to pip Bill McCallion for the top slot. Bill had also a super score of 41 points and that was enough to push Paul McGinley into 3rd place on 40 points. Michael Wilson Currently the Amateur record holder in Dunfanaghy, took the gross with 39 points. But more on this later. Sunday was a singles Stableford competition and the weather was dry but quite windy. This pegged the scores back somewhat and here 37 points was enough to ensure Joe Toner took the winning prize. Second and third place were decided on BOT with Brian Dolan getting the better of Ray Finn with 36 points. The gross went to Sean Duffy Jnr with 29 points.Monday the 5th August 4BBB Stableford1st Thomas Alcorn/Mal Johnston 45pts2nd Kevin James/Mick McGinley 44pts3rd James Brogan/Roger Green 43pts CSS N.Q.Wed 7th August Single Stableford1st Fr S O’Flynn 44pts2nd Neil McGinley 42pts Gross Donal Boyle 39pts3rd Billy Griffin 40pts botCSS 37ptsLady Captains Gents Prize Sat 10th August1st Stephen Leyland 42pts2nd Bill McCallion 41ptsGross Michael Wilson 35pts3rd Paul McGinley 40 pts botCSS 36ptsSun 11th August Single Stableford1st Joe Toner 37pts2nd Brian Dolan 36pts botGross Sean Duffy Jnr 29pts botRay Finn 36pts botCSS 35ptsThis week sees Captain’s prize to the ladies on Tuesday, Captain’s Shootout on Wednesday and Mixed foursomes on Thursday.There will be a Captain’s Scramble on Friday at 4pm.Captain’s day is on Saturday and the booking sheet is active and filling fast.Next week is the Caravanners Classic competition with the usual quiz on Friday night so come and enjoy the craic.The Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cup is being held on Sunday 1st September and you can book on line at Dunfanaghy golf Club or Telephone 0749136335 for a slot.There is a guaranteed prize of €500 for the first player to beat the current Amateur Club Record of 6 under (62) which is presently held by Michael Wilson.Junior AcademyWhat a busy week it was for the Juveniles this past week. It all started with the inaugural challenge match between Letterkenny, Gweedore and ourselves at our home course. Some great golf was played and the eventual winners after a very tight contest were Letterkenny. As I am writing this the boys will be polishing the clubs for the return match in Letterkenny later today.The Lady and Gents Captains Prize to Juveniles was held last Friday morning and a very big entry took to the fairways. The results of the Gents Captains Prize to the Boys will be announced this Saturday Night.In the girls section Marcella Dolan with Ciara Mc Garvey and Theresa Mullen filled the lower places. In third place was Mary Ann Mullen who just finished behind Katie Mc Laughlin and the winner of the Lady Captains prize to the Girls was Sarah Sweeney. Well done Sarah.Pride of place on the day must go to Finlay Marriot who played unbelievable golf to take the visitors prize. His younger brother James also played astonishing golf for such a young person to lift the Cadet Visitor section. Finlay’s performance stole the show.On Saturday morning the usual competition was played with Hugh Burke again edging the Cadet section this time from Eoin Bonner.In the main Juvenile section Kyle Mc Garvey got the better of Conor Cheevers on BOT to secure victory. James Sweeney finished third.This week’s competition will take place on Friday morning at 10.30 and will be a twelve hole competition. There will be no competition on Saturday next as it is Captain’s day at the Club.GOLF NEWS – STEPHEN LEYLAND WINS LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE AY DUNFANAGHY was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

5 Great Resources for Post Production Training

first_imgIf you really want to sharpen your video editing and post production skills, try checking out these 5 great places to invest in your continuing education!You have to stay up to date with you skills if you want to stay relevant and keep your job in this industry. One of the best ways to do so is to take continuing education classes and workshops. There are a ton out there, but here are a few of my favorite resources for post production training.These all cost money, but in these cases you get what you pay for. If you’re lucky enough to work at a place that offers to contribute to your continuing education, you’d be crazy not to check these out. Likewise, if you’re self-employed, these will still be fantastic investments in your career.I’ve tried to stay away from software based training/certification. There’s enough of that readily available. Being successful at your craft (not an application) is what ultimately will make you successful in this industry. That’s what you should be invested in.The International Colorist AcademyI’ve done classes with the ICA before, and you definitely get more than your money’s worth. Great training on not just software, but technique, the ICA classes are fantastic and taught by some of the best colorists out there.My teacher was colorist Warren Eagles, and I’m still in awe of how much insanely useful information he packed into each lesson. They offer courses around the world in cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore, Dubai, Sydney, and others.Tao of ColorColorist Patrick Inhofer has a great online training course where you can grade a short film with direction and vision from the film’s director, see how Patrick graded it, and get feedback on your grade of the film from Patrick. It’s a great system to check out.Mixing LightAnother color grading resource, this site’s content is produced by Patrick Inhofer from Tao of Color, along with two other fantastic colorists: Robbie Carman and Dan Moran. This subscription site is basically a structured blog with regularly and frequently updated articles filled with fantastic color grading information. As they put it, it’s “8 Miles Wide, 3 Feet Deep” and covers a wide range of topics.Mo-Graph MentorThis is a brand new site that’s put on by a great group of motion graphics pros. It’s “an online motion graphics training program, with an emphasis on career development.”The course is broken up into three classes, with a mentor assigned to you for direct feedback. A focus on planning, technique, and story sets it apart from typical software-based training. They even help you with job placement upon completion of the course!And have I mentioned yet that the mentor list is impressive? I know several of these guys and know of most of the others. You want to learn from them. Trust me.Lynda.comYes, this one has a lot of “software tutorials” that I said I would be avoiding, but if you search, it also has a surprising number of technique tutorials as well.The added bonus of Lynda.com is the massive library of content available. Want to learn something totally new? You can do that. Want to stay up to date with techniques and tools? You can do that too. It’s about as comprehensive as it gets for online training.I hope this list inspires you to get out there, invest in your career and keep learning! If you have suggestions for other great post production resources, please share them in the comments below!last_img read more

11 drown as boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal

first_imgEleven people drowned and six were rescued early on Friday after two boats carrying them and Ganesh idols capsized at the Lower Lake of Bhopal, said Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode.“First, one of the boats capsized near the Khatlapura Ghat, from where idols are immersed. Then, the other one capsized too, as those in it may have tried to rescue them,” he said.While those rescued were in a stable condition, the bodies of the deceased were taken to the Hamidia Hospital in the city for post-mortem, said Mr. Pithode.Meanwhile, State Law and Legal Affairs Minister P.C. Sharma said, “The incident is unfortunate. An investigation will be done into it.”Mr. Pithode announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh for families of the deceased and ₹50,000 would be given as immediate relief. Boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in BhopalVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0000:3300:33 Watch: Boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopallast_img read more

Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger facing tough tide with Raaz 3

first_imgSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger has undoubtedly broken all Box Office records. But going by recent reports, the Kabir Khan directed has been affected by new release Raaz 3.In India, Ek Tha Tiger has grossed over Rs. 200 crores. In fact, the film did well on the international Box Office too.The film released on August 15, 2012. It is the story of a RAW spy, played by Salman Khan.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif had grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.Ek Tha Tiger being remade in Tamil?There are reports in the media that Ilayathalapathy Vijay will remake this commercial entertainer in Tamil. Rumors of a remake of the film in Telugu are being suggested as well but no names have been suggested so far for Telugu.Grapevine has it that Editor Mohan has bought the Tamil remake rights of the film. The film might be directed by Jayam Raja who worked with Vijay in Velayudham.last_img read more

Table tennis: My best is yet to come, says G Sathiyan after breaking into top 25

first_imgFast-rising table tennis player G Sathiyan feels his best is yet to come, a day after he became the first Indian to break into the top 25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.”I am happy with the way I am playing and I feel I am moving in the right direction. But I feel the best is yet to come,” Sathiyan told IANS from Chennai.”I have started to beat world-class players more frequently. I still feel the best is yet to come and I am marching towards my goal of top 15 by the end of this year,” said the engineer turned table tennis professional.Sathiyan jumped four spots to be 24th in the lastest ITTF rankings, following his sixth-place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month. Riding the result, he secured a place in the World Cup scheduled to be held in Chengdu from October 25 to 27.Last week, he was the sole Indian to reach the round of 32 in the World Championships in Hungary.Sathiyan’s rankings shot up thanks to a series of fine performances over a period of 12 months, beginning February 2018 (the best eight are taken for consideration). They include the Qatar Open (reached the round of 16), Hong Kong and Korea Open (round of 32), Australian Open (round of 16), and Austrian Open (round of 16).The Chennai player also won an Asian Games bronze last year.Asked if there is the pressure of expectation now that he is India’s top-ranked male table tennis player, Sathiyan laughed: “I love playing under pressure. I enjoy the challenge.”advertisementThe next few months will be gruelling for Sathiyan with the World Table Tennis Championships, seven Pro Tours (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic), Ultimate Table Tennis League and the Commonwealth Championships all lined up before the World Cup.Also Read | G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankingsAlso Read | Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaAlso See:last_img read more