first_imgLPRC and Club Breweries have registered their appeals to the First Instant Board Appeal Committee, headed by vice president Musa Shannon, against their de-registration as members of the Liberia Football Association (LFA).Secretary General Alphonso Armah told newsmen yesterday that hearings are expected this weekend at the football house on Benson Street.Mr. Armah further announced that 2nd division outfits Small Town and Mighty Blue Dragon have also sought appeal.Though, Armah failed to state the appeal’s fees, reports say each team paid L$10,000.It may be recalled last week, Ansu Dorley, chairman of the First Instant Board said the clubs failed to meet up with the minimal requirement of a practice pitch, Article of Incorporation (AOI) amongst others, thus disqualifying them from the 2014/2015 LFA League.Mr. Dorley named the teams for the 1st division as BYC, FC Fassell, LISCR, Wantaga, Nimba United, Jubilee FC, NPA Anchors and Aries. IE and Keitrace were given provisional clearances up to May 31.He also named Mighty Blue Angels, Barrolle, ELWA United, Gardnersville FC, BYC II and Holder FC to participate in the 2nd division league.Georgia Conquerors and Sesay FC were given provisional clearances, while Small Town, Ganta and Might Dragon were denied participation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShe was born and bred in Kakaka where she received her early schooling at St. Christopher Catholic School, then traveled to Bolahun Mission in Lofa County, where she completed high school. After a few years at Cuttington University College (now University), she traveled to the then Soviet Union to study Medicine, and later entered Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for graduate studies.Although away for over three decades, 25 of which she spent in the practice of Medicine, Dr. Christiana Hena never forgot her native Kakata. She frequently returned home to see her father, Surveyor Dominic K. Hena of the Lands, Mines and Energy Ministry, and the rest of the family. She also never forgot what she and other Kakata residents went through as children trying to survive in the absence of a decent medical facility in town. Mr. C.H. Rennie helped establish Kakata’s first modern medical facility, which is named for him.But Dr. Christiana knew that Kakata, a city of over 100,000, with all its surrounding villages and the gateway to Liberia’s vast interior, needed more than one medical center. So she contacted some of the friends she had made as a student and medical practitioner in America and, thank God, they embraced her vision and gave her the financial support she needed to realize it.The result is the Waterfield Primary Health Care Center, Kakata’s latest modern health and medical facility, which she gratefully named in honor of her benefactors, Jim and Sandy Waterfield. They live in a little town called Canadian Texas in Texas, America’s largest state.The Waterfields gave this young Liberian medical doctor, whom they really did not know – nor had they ever heard of Kakata – US$200,000 to fulfill her dream of building a modern health facility in her beloved Kakata.We all know where Kakata is. As earlier indicated, it is the gateway to Liberia’s interior. One cannot get to Bong, Lofa or Nimba counties, three of the nation’s most populous counties, and its breadbasket, without passing through Kakata. Most travelers bound for Liberia’s southeastern counties—Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru and Maryland—pass through Kakata to reach their destinations. But Kakata is noted for something else. Greater Kakata lies smack in the middle of Liberia’s rubber belt; and is the beleaguered domain of so many wealthy rubber plantations. These farms made their owners and children very rich—so rich that most of the owners gave their children expensive foreign education, notably in England, America, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. These wealthy Liberians, who made all their money right there in Kakata, gave back to the beleaguered (longsuffering, struggling) town little or nothing.All of these rubber planters knew that the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) was there—they passed it every weekend en route to their plantations. But how many of them ever gave a single scholarship to that first Liberian vocational and technical school? We know of none. They spent their precious dollars on foreign academic institutions.Yet it was a not so wealthy American lady, Olivia Phelps Stokes, who gave the first US$100,000 to found BWI. And for decades the school was further developed and sustained by the Phelps Stokes Fund.Nor did these rich Liberians realize that the great universities to which they loved to send their children were built and funded by private money—yes, Americans who have made money GAVE BACK to their schools, colleges and universities that not only educated them, but those in their states and elsewhere.You are talking about Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Stanford, etc. Yes, just like Jim and Sandy Waterfield, Americans who have made money always GIVE BACK, in thanksgiving to God and to the schools, colleges and universities that educated them, their children and their posterity (future generations). But the words GIVE BACK are, unfortunately, missing from the Liberian vocabulary.In the spirit of GIVING BACK to the country—Liberia—that made him, an immigrant from the Caribbean, rich, Mr. Rennie did two things more for Liberia. He sent for his nephews in his native Grenada and had them trained as medical doctors and other professionals, who served Liberia for many years. Drs. Thomas, Mark and Cox were among them. So was the once Ace broadcaster Ashley Rennie. C.H. Rennie also raised many boys from up country and bought each of them land in their home areas, putting them on their feet before he died. Blyden Rennie of Zeanzue, Bong County is one of them.We pray that what Dr. Christiana Hena has done—to remind Liberians of what they already know—that Americans who have made money GIVE BACK—will inspire other Liberians to do the same. Alas! Dr. Hena lamented to the Daily Observer that she has received not a cent whatsoever from the Ministry of Health (MOH). Why, we ask Drs. Walter Gwenigale and Bernice Dahn, were they unable to provide any assistance to this initiative that is clearly going to help them accomplish the “resilient health care system” the very goal they have set for the nation?Like Dr. Hena herself, we acknowledge the high degree of interest Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper has placed in the hospital project from its inception as a proactive son and representative of Margibi who we hope will go on to garner more support for the hospital. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe school caretaker who raped and molested four pupils at a Donegal school has been named as Michael Ferry form Goath Dobhair.The 55 year old pervert was officially named at the Central Criminal Court a short time ago.Ferry sexually abused a child at a Donegal school and then returned to the job where he went on to molest and rape four more boys at summer school. He pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 38 sample charges which included oral and anal rapes, sex assaults, one indecent assault and two charges of production of child pornography on dates between 1990 and 2005.Ferry sexually abused the boys, who were aged between 10 and 17 years, on an almost weekly basis.The court heard he made them watch pornography and groomed then by supplying them with alcohol, cigarettes and money.The accused had earlier been convicted in a District Court in Donegal for two incidents of indecent assault at the same school in 1985 and 1986, but he was not identified in the local papers at the time and he returned to work in the same school, where the abuse continued.The court heard each of his victims, now aged between 24 and 30, had turned to alcohol, drug and solvent abuse as a means of escape and many of them stated that they had tried to take their own lives.Ferry received fourteen years in prison was arrested in June last year after one of the men reported the abuse to his GP.In a statement outside the court, one of Ferry’s victims asked why the pervert was not stopped after he was brought before the courts in 2002.Derek Mulligan, who waived his anonymity, also asked why his employers still kept him in his job.Mr Mulligan said he believed someone so sick and perverted never changed.He also urged other victims of sexual abuse to come forward and said it was not until he came forward that his nightmare ended.Mr Mulligan described Ferry as a demon who had shown no remorse. His only remorse was for being caught, he said.The school authorities have promised to issue a statement.SCHOOL CARETAKER JAILED FOR SEX CRIMES IS NAMED was last modified: July 18th, 2011 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)last_img read more

first_imgWith the credibility of the game in question, fans rightly disgusted and Congress threatening action, Major League Baseball is finally getting serious about players’ steroid use. On Tuesday, the players’ union conceded to Commissioner Bud Selig’s demands for a tough steroids policy. Under the new plan, testing will be increased, and a first offense will lead to a 50-game suspension. Two offenses equals a 100-game suspension, and with a third strike, the player is out of the game for life. That means fans can now watch baseball knowing that the athleticism on display is real, not juiced. And parents no longer need to worry that their kids will think the way to become a big league player is to abuse their bodies with drugs. Baseball is cleaning up its act, and for that we can all cheer. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

first_imgEthiopia launched the country’s firstscience academy in the capital city ofAddis Ababa.(Image: RamelaEthiopia launched its first science academy in the capital city of Addis Ababa on 10 April with the aim of developing scientific research and education in the country.The Ethiopia Academy of Science (EAS) says its objectives are to promote the advancement of basic and applied sciences, enhance innovative technologies, support and recognise excellence in scientific research performed by Ethiopian scientists, and promote contacts among Ethiopian scientists and those throughout the world.Academy president Demissie Habte said the EAS also plans to advise government on both natural and social science issues. “Growing political interest in science in Ethiopia has helped get the academy off the ground. There is a much better appreciation in the government for the role science can play in development,” he said.Habte said scientists first considered the idea for an Ethiopian academy in the early 1960s, but political instability in the country during the 1970s and 1980s saw the plans being put on hold. Researchers at Addis Ababa University, with the support of the UK Royal Society, revived the idea a few years ago.The Royal Society is one of oldest and most respected scientific academies in the world and has been working closely with Ethiopian scientists for the past 18 months in setting up the EAS. It said it is confident the academy has the potential to be a force for positive change and for practising evidence-based policy in Ethiopia.Roman Tewolde of the EAS said the academy will work to promote the country’s science agenda, which includes the use of new farming and industrial technology. “The academy will also give researchers financial and technical support, and publish journals and books for scientists and the public,” he said.Tewolde added that the EAS will be “an independent, merit-based institution committed to assisting the national development agenda, promoting excellence in science and arts, and advancing the nation’s natural and cultural heritage”.Until now “there has not been a national organisation to speak with authority on behalf of all learned bodies in Ethiopia”, he said.Academy structureHabte said the academy will be founded with 50 fellows from both the natural and social sciences. “New fellows will be elected by the members each year, although the small number of senior academics in the country will limit the membership at first.”He added that the academy will support policy-makers by preparing position papers on the challenges facing Ethiopia, such as rapid population growth and water security.Scientists have welcomed the launch of the academy. “This is great for our country – it’s something that will bring a wealth of knowledge to our people [and] this continent as a whole,” said Professor Teketel Yohnnes from Addis Ababa University. “Young people who are keen on a career in science can [now] look forward to experiencing and practising their work in their own country.”last_img read more

first_imgBuilders who install rigid foam insulation need to know what type of fasteners to use for a variety of substrates. One challenging situation involves installing rigid foam or furring strips over concrete, as might happen when rigid foam is installed on the interior of a basement wall. But even builders who are familiar with fastening methods for concrete might wonder if the same techniques are appropriate for brick walls.In this article, I’ll try to provide advice on the best mechanical fasteners for concrete, brick, or CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls. I’ll consider a variety of scenarios, including the attachment of furring strips directly to the wall, the attachment of rigid foam without furring strips, and the attachment of furring strips through a layer of rigid foam. I’ll also look at the best fasteners for OSB or plywood subfloor panels when the subfloor is installed over continuous rigid foam above a basement slab. Types of fasteners There are two basic types of fasteners for concrete and masonry: Drilling a hole in concrete If you’re using a fastener that requires a pre-drilled hole, you’ll need a hammer drill with a depth stop. (Although it’s possible to drill holes in concrete with an ordinary electric drill, the work is far faster with a hammer drill.) Use a high-quality bit designed for concrete.In most cases, the hole needs to be 1/2 inch deeper than the fastener will penetrate. Once the hole has been drilled, use a turkey baster or a baby’s ear syringe (available at drug stores) to blow the dust out of the hole. It’s also possible to vacuum out the dust or to blow it out with an air compressor.If you’re fastening furring strips… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

first_imgHow much power do you need on set? Find out how to calculate it so you never run out.If you’re like me when heading to set, you’ll throw pretty much every battery you have in your camera case. But how much are you going to need, and wouldn’t it be great to know how much your camera consumes before you start?Knowing how much power your camera (and all its accessories) consume is as important as knowing how much it weighs. It would be crazy to put your rig on a crane or a gimbal without knowing if you’ll overload it. By the same token, it’s a little crazy to arrive on set hoping that you have enough power instead of simply knowing that you do.CalculateSo, how do you go about doing this? You add up the power consumption of all the devices you’ll use and work out how much power you’ll need. If you’re running the whole system from one power source, like the V-Mount battery system that I use, it’s a simple issue. You could do all this with individual batteries and devices, as well.Cine batteries are rated in watt hours. A 98 watt hour battery will run a 98 W device for one hour. If you’re curious about why it’s 98 and not 100, it’s because the American FAA states that you can only pack batteries of less than 100 watt hours in luggage, so most manufacturers makes them a little less than that for easier travel.Let’s start with the camera body: go to the specs page of the camera, and look at its power page. (I use B&H because they do a good job of finding and posting specs on their product pages.) For the Canon C200, I had to find it on the Canon Europe website. You can just google power consumption and the name of your device.Image via Canon.I see that the C200 is 18w in 4K Raw mode. This doesn’t tell me if it’s recording or standing by, but it’s safe to guess this is the maximum draw. Below, it tells me that the BP30 battery that comes with the camera, which is a 31 watt hour battery, will run the camera for approximately 130 minutes, or just over two hours. So, 31 divided by 18 is 1.7, making that a 130-minute estimate — probably assuming that you’re not going to be recording with the camera the whole time.So, if I power the camera with the 150 WH battery, I’m going to be able to record for eight hours, but that’s before we’ve added any other accessories.Next, we’ll add the TVLogic F7h, which has a power draw of 19 watts. Yes, that’s more than the camera and probably has an at-max brightness of 3600 nits (which I only use in bright sun outside). But, if we calculate the max draw of all these devices, we’ll have a margin of safety.Image via TVLogic.Next, the Teradek bolt with a much more modest 7 watts. If I added a second monitor, or a wireless follow focus motor, I’d add that in as well.Adding 18, 19, and 7 gives us 44, so I’m going to need 44 Watt hours to run the camera for a single hour. Again, that’s at full capacity so you’ll get more run time than this, but it gives you a margin of safety.For a 10 hour shoot, I’m going to need 440 watt hours. I add up the capacity of my batteries and know if I have enough to get through the day.If I’m shooting with two cameras, I’m going to need twice that, and so on. If I have four cameras, and lights that take 100 watts, you can quickly see how you get to a 100 battery set up.Cover image via Janaka Dharmasena.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Set Tone and Atmosphere by Mastering the Establishing ShotFirst-Time Filmmakers: How Do You Build a Cast Without a Budget?The Four Most Dangerous and Avoidable Accidents on a Film SetOn the Market: Five Great Key Lights for Five Different Budgets10k Vs 100k Vs 500k: Feature Film Budgets Comparedlast_img read more

first_imgAfter displaying exemplary professionalism on the field against Nepal, the players of the Indian national football team believe that they need to come out with similar performances in the upcoming matches if the momentum has to be sustained.Basking in glory is something which the present crop of players is not willing to wear it on their sleeve.Sandesh Jhinhgan, for example, who is now making it a habit of scoring in almost every match grins when reminded about it.”I am happy to help the Team,” he utters, moments after India won 2-0 against Nepal, sweat trickling down his forehead. “The clean sheet matters the most. We needed this victory because this gives us a good momentum for the match against Kyrgyz Republic. We need to build on it,” he adds, even as the loud cheers from the stands seem to overlay his voice.Jeje Lalpekhlua whose sublime finish wrapped up proceedings for India after Jhingan’s goal insisted that the Team needs to “stay calm.””It was humid and a very difficult game. We fought hard and stayed together. We did not get any goal in the first half but stayed calm and patient. We kept working in the second half and it paid dividends,” he states.Seven consecutive victories in International Football is no achievement. But Robin Singh isn’t much willing to read much into it.”There is only way, and that is to move forward from here. The match against Nepal was a winning step and it is time to focus on the match against Kyrgyz Republic,” he maintains.advertisementThe boys had a morning recovery session at the pool and will resume practice again from Thursday.”The victory against Nepal makes us more confident. We need to carry this confidence into our next match and need to fill in the areas which the Coach will instruct us to,” Pritam Kotal, who floated innumerable crosses from the flanks against Nepal, joins in.Midfield General Eugeneson Lyngdoh feels that the Team played a “good game” against Nepal. But the very next moment, he adds: “This was a much needed victory. We need to capitalise on the win. It will stir up the confidence of the players for sure.”Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has now an all-win record in the three matches in which he has Captained India credits the coaching staff, the Coach and all his teammates for all the success.”Football is not just about one man. It’s a Team playing together, and it’s not just the Team who is taking the field. I am proud to be a part of the Team,” he echoes, and repeats the next moment: “Really proud,” he said.India will take on the Kyrgyz Republic in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifying match which is slated to be played in Bengaluru on June 13.last_img read more

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (PTI) Indian footballer CK Vineeth, who lost his Central government job due to inadequate attendance, was today appointed in a Kerala government post. He was posted as an Assistant in the General Administration department of the Secretariat here under the sports quota. A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, a government press release said. �� Vineeth was working as Auditor in the Principal Accountant Generals office as an auditor here when his service was terminated from May 7, 2016 on the ground of irregular attendance. The Chief Minister had urged the Union Government to reinstate the footballer as his long leave was imperative for his training and matches, but the appeal was not heeded to by the Union Sports Ministry. PTI UD SSlast_img read more

first_imgIndia’s veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, MS Dhoni has managed to silence his critics with some consistent performances with the bat in ODIs in the World Cup year. While there were concerns, as conceded by selection committee chairman MSK Prasad, around his batting form last year, Dhoni has begun 2019 with a bang.Dhoni had managed only 275 runs in 20 ODIs in 2018 but the seasoned campaigner has already collected 301 runs from just seven matches at a staggering average of 150.50 in the ongoing season.There is more good news for the fans of the Indian superstar cricketer as Dhoni returns to his happy hunting ground for the second ODI against Australia in Nagpur. Dhoni has enjoyed a great batting record at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamatha over the years.In fact, no batsman has scored more runs in ODI cricket than Dhoni at the VCA Stadium. The 37-year-old leads the batting charts with 268 runs at 134.00 from five matches at the VCA Stadium. From four innings played here, Dhoni has managed to score two centuries as well.Notably, the first of the two centuries came against Australia in 2009 as he smashed a 107-ball 124 to help India clinch a 99-run win over a Ricky Ponting-led visiting team.What gearing up for the 2nd ODI against Australia looks like #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2019India captain Virat Kohli is second on the list with 209 runs from four matches while Rohit Sharma is third with 204 runs from two matches. Notably, Rohit scored a 109-ball 125 when the two teams last met at the VCA Stadium in October 2017.advertisementWhile Dhoni’s batting form is great news for India in the lead up to the World Cup, the Australians would be hoping to stop the man who has proved to be the difference between the two teams on more than one occasion in 2019.Notably, Dhoni is heading into the Nagpur ODI on the back of having scored four successive half-centuries against Australia. He had begun the World Cup year with three successive fifties in Australia, including the match-winning 87 not out in Melbourne that helped India clinch a historic series bilateral ODI series win Down Under.In the first ODI of the ongoing series on Saturday, Dhoni struck a well-paced 57* and stitched an unbeaten 141-run stand with Kedar Jadhav to help India clinch an early lead.Stressing the need to get Dhoni out early, Australia opener Usman Khawaja said the visitors will look to keep the India veteran quiet in the second ODI.”We knew we had to get him out (in the first ODI) … we’ll try to rectify that in the next game. He’s obviously a key batsman for them,” Khawaja said.”He’s just stayed calm and backed himself to take it deep. Then when he needs to, he hits a boundary, you can tell he sort of changes gears. It doesn’t always come off but the majority of times it does.”Also Read | India aim for continued ODI dominance over Australia in NagpurAlso Read | ice to get players like Virat Kohli out: Adam ZampaAlso Read | Ashwin, Jadeja have always done well for India, Chahal and I haven’t ousted anyone: KuldeepAlso See:last_img read more