first_img continue reading » Elevations Credit Union is using the bicycle to connect to its Colorado communities.The $2 billion asset credit union in Boulder, Colo., allocates a portion of its community support to biking-related initiatives.“Anyone who has visited Colorado knows the importance bicycles play in our outdoor lifestyle, especially in and around the college towns of Boulder and Fort Collins,” says Dennis Paul, Elevations’ vice president of business and community development. “The members and employees of Elevations Credit Union are no exception, with many biking for both recreation and commuting.Here’s how Elevations promotes Colorado’s bike-friendly communities:Buffalo Bicycle ClassicElevations is the title sponsor of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC), which has raised more than $3.6 million to provide scholarships for more than 400 Colorado University students during the past 15 years. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img2 The South Korean was coolest man in the stadium after running the length of the pitchCredit: ReutersMourinho said after the game: “Even before the goal, my son calls him Sonaldo after Ronaldo Luis Nazario.”The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal when I had the honour of being next to Sir Bobby Robson in 1996 when Ronaldo scored.”From the outside I had a feeling. I remember speaking to Sir Alex [Ferguson] about Ji Sung Park. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. They’re very coachable. The kid is fantastic. I’m very happy, so happy.” Those of a certain age will remember George Weah’s end to end wonder goal. Son’s is better. Lovely stuff— Adam Michie (@flicksandtricks) December 7, 2019 If Salah scores that Son goal he’d get a documentary on sky.— Greg (@gregnut1) December 7, 2019 SON HEUNG-MIN stunned Burnley to score an absolutely incredible goal of the season contender.The South Korean star picked up the ball on the edge of the box and beat EIGHT Clarets players to slot home a truly brilliant goal.2 Son Heung-Min beat EIGHT Burnley defenders to score a truly brilliant goalSon’s goal on South Korean TV. Hook it into my veins— (@ballsdotie) December 7, 2019 Goal of the year right there, what a baller. #Son— FPL_Enthusiast (@FPL_Enthusiast) December 7, 2019center_img This is one such goal which will talked about in years to come. Fans who witnessed this live will forever say I WAS THERE THAT DAY WHEN SON SCORED RUNNING FROM HALF WAY LINE.— Ankit THFC (@Ankit_THFC) December 7, 2019 Son, 27, picked up the ball on the edge of the box after a Burnley free-kick  was cleared.He then turned on the jets to streak past chasing defenders.After bursting through on goal, Son was the calmest man in the stadium to coolly finish and make it 3-0 to Jose Mourinho’s side.Fans on social media were quick to hail the brilliance of the Spurs ace.Tottenham and England legend Gary Lineker said it would be “goal of the season.”He wrote on Twitter: “Wow. Son has just scored one of the greatest individual goals you’re ever likely to see. Goal of the season, me thinks.”Speaking on Soccer Saturday Matt Le Tissier said it was even better than goal of the season.”Son has scored the goal of the season – he picks up possession about 90 yards out and he runs, and he runs, and he runs,” he said.”He goes through the whole of the Burnley defence before showing great composure. What a goal.”That’s the goal of the century!”It reminded a lot of fans of George Weah’s famous goal for AC Milan against Verona back in 1996.Adam reckons this goal tops that one: “Those of a certain age will remember George Weah’s end to end wonder goal.”Son’s is better. Lovely stuff.”Wow. Son has just scored one of the greatest individual goals you’re ever likely to see. Goal of the season, me thinks.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 7, 2019 Son Heung-min has just dribbled 90 odd yards past 7 Burnley defenders like they were cones and the slotted home…Sensational goal! #TOTBUR #Son— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) December 7, 2019last_img read more

first_imgIn December 1979, Steve Tolbert Jr. was leading a life very different from that of most other 13-year-old Liberian boys. After all, not many Liberian pupils attended a boarding school set amid the ruins of a monastery in the southeast of England. His parents, although separated at the time, had reached the peak of Liberian society as successful entrepreneurs and diplomats.His father, Stephen Tolbert Sr. was the founder of the Mesurado Group of Companies, the largest and most successful homegrown Liberian enterprise. His mother, Neh Dukuly Tolbert, was Liberia’s Ambassador to France, a polyglot just starting her career as an international diplomat. His father’s elder brother was Liberian President William R. Tolbert Jr., who was about to visit London on a state visit. Steve, in his own words, was feeling “extremely proud and very happy…and being very cool about it” as he prepared to take the train (all by himself) from Dover College to meet his Uncle.While many Liberian youth would have given anything to be in young Steve’s place, the young Tolbert had already experienced great tragedy. When he was just nine, his father died in a plane accident after which Steve says he “had to grow up very quickly.” The evening of December 10 and the following morning would be the last time that the two Tolbert’s, born more than a half century apart, were together. The Tolberts would deal with much more tragedy after the President was unceremoniously killed during the coup of April 12, 1980, and surviving family members were placed under house arrest or imprisoned.From 1979 to 1980, President Tolbert was the Chair of the Organization of African Unity, in which capacity he represented the continent where he was born, but to which his father, young Steve’s grandfather, had immigrated from the US state of South Carolina as a young boy in 1878. In the mind of young Steve, his uncle’s “whole life and responsibility were the affairs of state.”President Tolbert had continuously served in government since 1943 when he was elected to the House of Representatives and was visiting London to lend the weight of his office at a crucial time during the Lancaster House talks that would eventually guide the British colony of Rhodesia to independence as Zimbabwe. Liberia’s outsized role in promoting the independence of Africa is often overlooked, although both President Tubman and Tolbert dedicated significant energy, time, and treasure to facilitating the total liberation of the continent. These efforts were recognized by their contemporaries however. A briefing prepared by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the British Prime Minister noted that President Tolbert “takes a close interest in the problems of southern Africa” and could be expected to “speak forcefully on what he sees as the threat that South Africa poses for peace in the region.”Steve Tolbert recalls that the Lancaster negotiations had been covered in the British press and that he was “mildly aware” of what brought his uncle to England. Embarking at Kent and disembarking in London, young Steve took a taxi to Claridge’s hotel, an iconic mid-19th Century art deco luxury hotel where the President and his entourage (including current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) were based.Clad in his school uniform, Steve approached the reception and asked to see President Tolbert. After it was confirmed that he was indeed a legitimate visitor, he was escorted to the presidential suite by both Liberian and British security.His uncle was out, most likely wrapping up a late lunch at Downing Street with Prime Minister Thatcher and a number of high-ranking British officials. While the serious issues in Zimbabwe were a major theme of the lunch, the President still found time for some clever banter in his luncheon address. Tolbert adroitly availed himself of the opportunity to beseech the Prime Minister, nicknamed The Iron Lady, to grant Liberia most favored nation status because it was one of the world’s leading producers of iron ore.While his uncle was out pressing for African independence and investment in Liberia, the younger Tolbert says he was “being treated royally. I had drinks and food and candy and was watching TV, which was a luxury.” Steve was quite excited to see his uncle, an opportunity he had about once a year. While he recalls that the President was “famously not a ‘splurgy’ guy,” his uncle would usually give him about $100 when they met – funds which could go quite far in procuring snacks and toys in the 1970s. He believes that on this trip his uncle generously proffered an extra $50 to compensate for the fare and inconvenience of the train ride.Steve recalls his uncle asking, “what I was doing, how I was doing in school, if I was playing sports, if I was being prayerful, and all of that.” Steve adds, “you never talked about business and whatnot…when you’re a little kid and your uncle is President, you sort of listen, you don’t ask many questions.”Amid this conversation, he recalls his uncle taking a steady stream of phone calls and processing a stream of papers that required his urgent attention. Joshua Nkomo, one of Zimbabwe’s independence leaders who would lose elections to Robert Mugabe in a few months, was a name that Steve recalls coming up several times. He also remembers his uncle fielding a phone call from Lord Carrington, the British Foreign Secretary.In the short days of the British winter it became dark quite early. The President didn’t want his nephew travelling alone at night, so requested that Steve lodge with him. He relates that this “was fine with me. I’d get to stay in a presidential suite and…do room service and all of that.” His uncle’s entourage headed out to Covent Garden to watch the Russian ballet, Swan Lake. Steve dined alone, watched some more TV, and then went to bed early. When he woke early the next day for breakfast with his uncle, the President “didn’t say very much, at that point he was kind of pensive.” Steve adds, “he was clearly in a different mood. He was reading his Bible. It was a contemplative time for him, I believe.”Steve was driven to the Charing Cross railway terminus by his uncle’s security detail and boarded the train back to Dover College. Almost exactly four months later, his uncle would be killed in a coup. Six days after that, Zimbabwe finally gained its hard fought independence.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_imgSchool Trustee (BY ACCLAMATION)Lorraine BumsteadLinda DolenMike GilbertDoug TofteAdvertisement Todd OsborneMike GilbertCorey Berggren Cath Maginel After Fort Nelson Mayor Chris Morey announced earlier this week that she would not run for re-election there was only one person running for her spot.Now there are two Ken Johnson from Astral Media in Fort Nelson is running for the position along with Bill Streeper. Here are also 7 spots to be filled on council with 11 candidates running.Here is a full list of the Candidates- Advertisement -MayorBill Streeper Ken JohnsonAdvertisement Regional CouncillorDoug McKeeGwen SveanJack SimeRon VigeantPaul GrunerDoug RoperKim EglinskiChastity KerrAdvertisementlast_img