Rep. Joe Breaks Ground for US$1.2M Buchanan Fairground Road Construction

first_imgRep. Joe informed the gathering, which included Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, that he was glad that one of his major campaign promises was being fulfilled.The pavement of the 1.5-kilometer road valued at US$1.2 million, targeting the Fairground route in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, will shortly commence.The road pavement became necessary following the groundbreaking ceremony spearheaded by the county’s district #3 Representative Mathew Joe, on Saturday, November 10.Rep. Joe informed the gathering, which included Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, that he was glad that one of his major campaign promises was being fulfilled. “During the 2017 elections, I made a promise to the people of my district that when the CDC-led government — the party to which I belong — shall have won the election, the Fairground Road would be paved,” the lawmaker reminded the gathering.“Those who did not, believe me, argued that it was impossible to accomplish this project,” Rep. Joe maintainedAccording to the lawmaker, he challenged the “odds and today we are all gathered here to break ground for the construction of the 1.5 kilometer Fairground Road with concrete through my instrumentality.”In his campaign promises, the lawmaker said he was going to establish a District Development Council which he says he has fulfilled.According to him, he promised to purchase a bus for students worth $US 85,000, which again he did.“I promised a micro-loan of LD$3m which disbursement is still pending,|” the lawmaker emphasized.He further said if the road is completed, it would put his campaign deliverables at 85%. “I hope to accomplish all my campaign deliverables within two years,” he said.In separate remarks, VP Howard Taylor and Speaker Bhofal Chambers commended the lawmaker for joining President George Weah’s promise to pave all feeder roads throughout the country.They also promised to help pave other roads in Grand Bassa County to provide easy access for the movement of people in the county.Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan expressed appreciation to the lawmaker who is also the chairman of the House’s Committee on Public Works and Rural Development for the cooperation between the Ministry and his committee.Minister Nyenpan said the Fairground Road is 1.5 kilometers and it cost $US1.2 million.The Minister and the contractor agreed that the road would get completed within six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

De Gea backs former Man United teammate Hernandez to shine at Real Madrid

first_img1 David De Gea and Javier Hernandez during their time together at Manchester United David De Gea has backed his Manchester United team-mate Javier Hernandez to thrive at Real Madrid.Hernandez joined Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, arriving at the Champions League holders on loan for the season.The Mexico international will be hoping that the move can reignite his goal-scoring form after only finding the net nine times in 35 appearances last season.De Gea does not see that as a concern though and has backed Hernandez to succeed during his time in the Spanish capital.“I think he is a great signing for Real Madrid, he plays a little but he scores a lot,” De Gea told Spanish radio station COPE.“Chicharito is a great person, one of the nicest I have met in the footballing world. He will do really well at Real Madrid.”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Rallies for Season-Opening Win at Nebraska, 83-77

first_img Watch Live PDF Box Score Preview Next Game: LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team used a huge second quarter scoring run in an 83-77 comeback road win over Nebraska Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Nebraska outscored Drake, 21-15, in the third quarter and trailed by just three points going into the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets in the final quarter and the Cornhuskers even led 67-65 after Sam Haiby made two free throws with just over five minutes left. However, Drake newcomer redshirt junior Monica Burich (Roseville, Minn.), a transfer from Colorado, made a layup and Dean hit a deep three-pointer to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 70-67. Nebraska would get to within one point at the 4:06 mark, but Dean hit another three-pointer and the Bulldogs made their free throws down the stretch as the Cornhuskers tried to extend the game. Five players scored double figures for Drake (1-0) led by junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who poured in a game-high 19 points. Senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 15 points while redshirt senior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and redshirt junior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each scored 11 points off the bench. Rhine added 10 rebounds for her own double-double. HTML Box Score Wednesday was a back-and-forth battle between the teams, which both qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Last season at the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Nebraska held on for an 89-84 win in double-overtime. The two teams delivered another great game to start 2018-19. at Western Illinois 11/10/2018 – 4:30 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Drake, which fell behind 14-0 to start the game and was behind 29-15 at the end of the first quarter, flipped the switch in the second quarter. Hittner scored eight straight points for the Bulldogs and Miller hit a three-pointer as part of 11-3 opening run. The fast start forced a timeout by Nebraska (0-1), which led by just five at 32-27 after it led by 14 after one quarter of play. Out of the timeout, the Bulldogs forced a turnover and then Bachrodt nailed a three-pointer. Overall, Drake used a 30-7 run in the second quarter, capped by another Bachrodt three-pointer, this one just seconds before the halftime buzzer. Bachrodt and Hittner each scored nine points in the quarter as Drake led 45-36 at halftime. Drake stays on the road as it will play at Western Illinois Saturday. Tipoff in Macomb, Ill. against the Leathernecks is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SA’s children get football fever

first_imgChildren blowing plastic vuvuzelas trumpets in Alexandra to mark 200 days remaining until the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The youngsters singing South Africa’s national anthem … … and waving the flag for Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s football team. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Play Soccer South Africa +27 11 023 0877 RELATED ARTICLES • Football Fridays fever mounts • Flags fly for 32 World Cup teams • Fly the Flag for Football Toolkit • Global Fifa fan parks for 2010 • Football for Hope to unite SA Bongani NkosiWith South Africa counting down the days to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a sports day recently held in Johannesburg‘s Alexandra township kicked off a campaign to spread both excitement and lifeskills among the country’s young people.On 23 November more than 80 youngsters, ranging from four to 14 years old, gathered for a football workshop with a difference at the township’s Football for Hope Centre.They were there to pick up tips on how to “bend it like David Beckham”, as well as learn about national pride and the values of “ubuntu” – a Southern African philosophy of fellowship and community. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the 200 days remaining until the tournament begins.The event was a joint initiative of Play Soccer South Africa (PSSA), the local arm of a US-based NGO, which gives life skills and football training to children from disadvantaged areas; the International Marketing Council (IMC); and Heartlines, which promotes good values in society.“This is a contribution made by the three organisations to say that children deserve to celebrate. It’s about introducing them to the 2010 hype,” said Kenny Hlabahlaba, PSSA’s programme manager.“It’s 28 Fridays to go,” Heartlines’ Mzamo Moloi told participants. “We’re here to play football with you, but at the same time we’re here to teach you love and respect.”They were each handed plastic vuvuzela trumpets and South African flags, after Moloi taught the crowd about the significance of its colours. “The white represents the racial diversity of South Africa,” he said.“The whole point is to partner with Play Soccer to use soccer as a means to instill values in the children. It’s about using soccer as a tool for social change.“South Africans should grab opportunities presented by the current excitement about the much-anticipated tournament to create a strong spirit of doing good for their communities.”It would be unrealistic to do this just for the month of the World Cup, he said. “We’re saying let’s build a movement to work for our communities even after the final, because life will go on.”Life lessons through footballPSSA is well established in Alexandra and hosts scores of children at the Football for Hope Centre every Monday. “We use football to teach them about HIV and Aids. Children should know about such things. They also learn their rights and responsibilities,” said Hlabahlaba.The organisation does the same kind of work in seven other areas in Gauteng, including the communities of Lawley and Fine Town, south of Johannesburg.Play Soccer’s clinics have helped 18-year-old Sello Mahlangu, an Alex youngster appointed to train the children, adopt a healthier lifestyle. “It takes us away from many bad things. Play Soccer has done a lot for Alex … we learn a lot and we play soccer,” he said.“It’s all about developing talents and unleashing the potential of the individual,” Hlabahlaba said.Drumming up support for BafanaThe timing of this initiative is perfect, as it’s preparing all South Africans to welcome the world in 2010, said IMC chief financial officer Moeletsi Mabuku. “The best we can do is welcome the people with the spirit of ubuntu, the spirit of humanity.”The IMC is also behind two other campaigns to drum up support for the World Cup and national football squad, Bafana Bafana.Replicas of the national flag have been handed out to communities across the country through the Fly the Flag for Football drive, which was launched in April. “[The campaign] is powerful and it’s growing. People want the flag. They’re flying it from their cars and everywhere,” said Loyiso Stofile, the IMC’s marketing services coordinator.South Africans are also being encouraged to wear football shirts to work at the end of each week as part of the Football Fridays concept to build spirit for next year’s tournament. “Companies are coming through and supporting it,” he added.“That people can wear the gear of any team, be it Moroka Swallows, Brazil or Russia’s Rubin Kazan, is quite relevant to the World Cup. We have people coming here and we have to show that we are a supportive nation,” said Stofile.“And as for Bafana Bafana, it really does need the nation to rally behind it,” Mabuku said. He believes the two campaigns will do a lot to inspire the team to do its best in 2010.“The only way we can support our squad is by wearing their jersey and flying the South African flag with pride,” said Mabuku. “As we consolidate our support, we hope the coach and the players can tap into that.”The IMC is supporting most “events that are milestones towards 2010”, he said.At the Alex workshop I asked nine-year-old Lebogang Molapo about his opinion of Bafana Bafana. “Bafana Bafana will win it [the World Cup],” he said proudly. “Will we beat Brazil with its champion player Kaka?” I challenged. The youngster was in no doubt as he replied: “Yes, because Bafana Bafana has Teko Modise and Siphiwe Tshabala.”last_img read more

Facebook Questions Goes Where Quora Can’t

first_imgWhile we were initially excited about Questions as something “people will end up spending hours browsing through…learning things,” there are already plenty of sources for knowledge on the Internet. From Wikipedia to Quora, the wisdom and knowledge of the crowd is already being harnessed. Facebook Questions, on the other hand, makes it quick and easy to ask the people you trust the most – your friends – simple things like where to eat, what movie to watch and how to go about your daily life. That’s something Wikipedia and Quora could never really answer.While everyone on Quora may agree on the best restaurant in my neighborhood, the service suffers from the same issue as something like Yelp – maybe I don’t agree with the masses. Maybe I’m friends with my friends because we all like divey, dirty, cheap restaurants with “atmosphere” and other such things. Maybe five stars has no bearing on my taste. Facebook Questions will make it easy to gather this type of information – subjective and social graph specific information – not the agreed upon answer of the general masses. Facebook says that the new feature will be “available to everyone soon.” mike melanson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#news#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification When Facebook first launched its Questions feature last summer, we predicted that things were “about to change dramatically on the world’s largest social network.” The launch turned out to be a bit of a false start, however, and the feature never took off. Today, Facebook announced that It has launched a revamped version its Questions product, making it even easier to quickly gather “the wisdom of friends,” rather than the wisdom of the masses.At first, Questions tried to do what sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora already do. It attempted to surface the best answer to a question by aggregating answers and letting users vote for the best one. It was topically organized and focused more on general knowledge than opinion. The revamped version of Questions focuses less on categorical knowledge and more on making it quick and easy for users to ask for their friends’ opinions.“We noticed that people were frequently asking for opinions (‘what are your favorite restaurants in New York?’) or hoping to learn about their friends ‘what was your favorite movie as a kid, something you watched over and over?’),” writes Questions product manager Adrian Graham. “For most of these questions, experts weren’t going to be the best source for advice. The answers to these questions are meaningful or interesting because you know your friends and your friends know you.”The new version offers the ability to quickly poll your friends with multiple choice questions, where friends can either quickly choose an answer or add one of their own. Questions are also shared with friends of friends who answer the question, helping you to “cast a wider net.”last_img read more

Certificate Verification started today for Telangana EAMCET 2014

first_imgThe Telangana EAMCET ( Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test) 2014 Certificate Verification process has begun on Thursday. It is essential to carry all the important documents for the same. EAMCET is an entrance examination  for admissions in engineering and medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. EAMCET is conducted statewide by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) every year. Around nine lakh people had appeared for the exam.EAMCET 2014 Centralized Certificate Verification for candidates, belonging to categories PH, CAP, NCC, Sports & Games and Anglo Indian, will be conducted from August 14 to 18, 2014 at Sanketika Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad from 9.00 AM onwards.Certificates to be produced by all candidates:All original certificates and three sets of Xerox copies of :EAMCET Rank CardEAMCET Hall TicketIntermediate Memo-cum-Pass CertificateS.S.C or its equivalent Marks memoVI to Inter Study CertificateIncome Certificate issued after January 1, 2014 and Caste Certificate issued by competent authority PH/CAP/NCC/Sports/Minority Certificate if applicable.last_img read more