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first_imgThe 26-year-old faces his biggest challenge since returning to the game for the clash on Easter Monday, facing an Eels left-side edge of Michael Jennings and Semi Radradra.Both Jennings and Radradra have been kept quiet in the last month with limited opportunity, however the pair have 13 tries from 17 combined in appearances against the joint venture.Meanwhile, Nofoaluma confirmed he was in negotiations with the Wests Tigers to extend his career beyond 2017 after six rounds of arguably the best football of his NRL career to date.The 23-year-old is ranked first in offloads (21) and third in tackle breaks (47) behind teammate James Tedesco (53) and Kiwi international Jordan Rapana (51) at Canberra while also averaging over 170 metres per game.”My manager and I are in talks with the club and they’re coming close to signing a deal, nothing has been sealed yet but I’m sure they’ll sort it out,” Nofoaluma said.”Obviously coming off contract my job is to play my best footy for the club and I represent the Tigers for now and my manager looks after that side of things.”I’m just really loving the game at the moment and enjoying it week in week out, putting in the extra efforts.  “I’m there to put my best performance in for the team and that’s my thinking, whatever is going on behind closed doors I just block that out and focus on myself.”Nofoaluma’s final decision on where he plays next year will not be impacted by the choices of Tedesco and Aaron Woods.”There’s certain circumstances that come along and players make decisions and sometimes it’s the best thing for them,” he said.”For myself personally I wouldn’t like to see them leave but I’ve got a role here myself at the club and I’m here to perform than worry about others and what they do… the decision they make is based on themselves.”For now though, a one-on-one battle with Radradra awaits for the in-form flyer with the Eels desperate to snap a four-game losing streak in their second home game of the season at ANZ Stadium. While Ivan Cleary kept things simple in his first stint as coach against the Cowboys, moving Idris to the right side to partner in-form winger David Nofoaluma provided a right-side attack that had been lacking in recent weeks.‌It has been a disruptive start to the season for Idris, who missed a game due to a foot injury before being played off the bench by former coach Jason Taylor in the opening two rounds of the Telstra Premiership and a stint in the Intrust Super Premiership.“I played close to 100 games on the right side and that’s where I played all my time at the Bulldogs and I got that left fend so I could finally put it to use,” Idris said.”You’re always going to be a little happier when you get a win so hopefully we can roll from that and start building on that this week.”last_img read more


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first_imgThe Liberian government has conferred on the late Dr. Ann Deborah Atai Omoruto, the Ugandan medical doctor who helped to combat the deadly Ebola virus in the country in 2014, one of the nation’s highest honors. Dr. Omoruto was posthumously admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa and conferred the Grade of Grand Commander by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on July 26. She was commonly known in Liberia as Dr. Atai. Her daughter, Mrs. Kiyai Dorothy Esther Ndiko, travelled from Uganda to Liberia to receive the Liberian government’s decoration.Dr. Atai arrived in Liberia from Uganda in July 2014 as part of the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. President Sirleaf in the citation during the honoring ceremony, said Dr. Atai contributed her invaluable expertise to Liberia’s efforts to contain the virus. “Our courageous honoree joined other medical practitioners in Liberia’s Ebola fight with an optimistic spirit that inspired many on the frontline of the fight,” she said.The Ugandan doctor led the establishment of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) and assisted with the training of Liberian health workers who had very little or no knowledge of how the Ebola virus spread at the time. Later, when the JFK could not respond to the growing demand for beds to treat Ebola affected patients, Dr. Atai along with her team responded to the government’s decision to urgently establish a new ETU at the Island Clinic in Tweh Town, Bushrod Island, where she also trained hundreds of nurses and medical practitioners on how to treat and care for Ebola patients and on personal safety, including doffing (lifting) of the personal protective equipment (PPE). Following the honoring ceremony, Dr. Atai’s daughter, Mrs. Ndiko, told this newspaper that she was pleased that her mother has been appreciated by the Liberian Government and people for her work in the country. Mrs. Ndiko, who is a lawyer, said she is glad that her country sent one of its best team of doctors to come and help a fellow African country in its time of need. She said “service above self” is very important and that those who are in the position to help should leave their comfort zones to help their fellow Africans in need.“Sometimes, you are recognized best when you are out there serving other people other than when you are in your own country,” Mrs. Ndiko observed. Reminiscing on her mother, she stated: “She was a very courageous woman, passionate and very loving. She was straight forward: her ‘no’ was a no and ‘yes’ was a yes. She was one person, who recognized those in the management level and the workers below them. She had always served above herself. She didn’t fear challenges; she just dived into them.”Mrs. Ndiko said her mother loved them as children and also everyone who came her way, including the elderly and the sick.Her mother’s humility taught them so many good lessons, including “to always be humble and God will lift you up,” said Mrs. Ndiko.When news of Dr. Atai’s death broke on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert G. Nyenswah told our Health Correspondent that her loss was a global loss to the public health and medical arena because of her vast experience in handling infectious diseases.He added: “Her experience in dealing with hemorrhagic diseases is something that would be irreplaceable for a very long time.”He recalled that Dr. Atai was “a very strong advocate for Ebola healthcare workers to be treated with respect and dignity.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgJaandi Roemer is the President of the North Peace Family Superpark and the initiator of a new fundraiser taking part in Aviva Insurance’s Community Fund competition.“Just go in, sign up and you vote for us,” Roemer said. “If we win round one, we go into round two, three, four, and there’s a chance to win up to $150,000.”If the Superpark is successful, they’ll put the $150,000 into purchasing the equipment from a vendor in Vancouver, who’s quoted them a price of $275,000.- Advertisement -“There’s potentially three different areas of the playground, so all ages benefit from that, as well as a family sit-down kind of café area that we would like to have so that families can actually sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee while their kids play.”Roemer adds, “Also, we would  like to have potentially a program put in there so that kids can learn about healthy eating, healthy living… The most important thing is getting them out of the house, especially during the winter.”Roemer goes on to say they’ve yet to find a concrete facility to host the new playground, which she expects will rage between 7,500 – 10,000 square feet in size.Advertisement In order to turn this dream into a reality, Roemer would like to see the City of Fort St. John and the Peace River Regional District sit down to discuss funding in a mutually beneficial arrangement.“We would like the city to invest in it, but we also believe that the regional areas B and C should play a major role because there are so many young families that don’t live in the city limits.”They have however already gained immense support from community members and local businesses, generating $40,000, with $27,000 sitting in the bank and waiting to be spent on the new indoor family playground.Don’t forget to vote online by following this link.Advertisement Also, Roemer wants to remind the community of the Fall Carnival taking place on October 25 – 26 inside the gymnasium of North Peace Secondary School.The carnival is free to attend for parent and babies. The entrance fee for children one – three years old is by donation, while children over three years of age will be charged $8.50.There’s plenty to look forward to, including bouncy castles, family-friendly games, a bake sale and much more.last_img read more


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first_img“I am very happy and feel privileged to land this role at the County. It is an honor for me and comes in the line in which I am very passionate about. It has always been my ambition to serve my community and this is a great chance for me,” Wanga told Capital Sport.“We met with the Governor (Wycliffe Oparanya) sometimes last month where we had these discussions and I could not decline the offer. Hopefully I will use my experience and passion to help grow sports in this county,” he added.Tusker FC striker Allan Wanga celebrates after scoring Tusker’s third goal. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe County Government will also be taking up the management of the Kenyan Premier League side and the team’s development will be a key area of Wanga’s terms of duty.The striker whose playing career has seen him travel to Angola, Vietnam and Tanzania not only brings on board his professional playing experience that started 11 years ago at Tusker FC but also educational as he is on his final year of a Business Management Course at the University of Nairobi.“He told me that his desire is to see Homeboyz being one of the best teams in the country and I will strive to do that both on the pitch and in terms of management. It is a big project and I am certain we will deliver,” added the forward.The team will shift its home matches from the Mumias Complex to the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium.At the same time, former Tusker teammates Noah Wafula and James Situma will join Wanga at Homeboyz as the team which finished fifth in the league last season looks to better their performance in 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The striker whose playing career has seen him travel to Angola, Vietnam and Tanzania not only brings on board his professional playing experience that started 11 years ago at Tusker FC but also educational as he is on his final year of a Business Management Course at the University of Nairobi.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4- Former Harambee Stars and Tusker FC forward Allan Wanga has been appointed as the Kakamega County Sports Director, a role that will see him oversee and manage the development of sports in the Western Kenya county.Wanga, released by Tusker at the end of his contract in December last year, picked his appointment letter on Thursday evening and an added tag to his new job will also see him registered as a Kakamega Homeboyz player with a few years of playing still left under his feet.last_img read more


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first_imgSACRAMENTO – Democratic gubernatorial contenders Phil Angelides and Steve Westly were locked in a tight battle for votes into the early morning today, as Angelides declared victory and Westly declined to concede the hard-fought race. “Our lead continues to grow and I’m confident that I’ll be hitting the road first thing (this) morning as the Democratic nominee for governor of the state of California,” Angelides, the state treasurer, told supporters in Sacramento shortly after 12:30 a.m. As Angelides spoke, Westly’s campaign had closed up its election night party, with the controller saying the race seemed too close to call. “We’ve run a terrific campaign and we’re going to be running a good campaign for another day or two, it looks like,” Westly told his supporters in downtown Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He added that many of the counties that he felt would vote his way had yet to be counted, and noted that in his successful race for controller four years ago he was down by five points by the same time on election night. Tuesday’s low-turnout primary followed a contentious and expensive campaign During the campaign, Angelides emerged as the favorite of liberal party insiders, with his pledges to raise taxes on the wealthy and increase education spending. Westly reached deep into his own pockets for an expensive campaign that portrayed himself as a centrist outsider who could do a better job of managing the state than Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mud-slinging dominated the campaign’s closing weeks, which likely turned off voters and helped account for the low turnout. Political analysts said the low turnout helped Angelides, who drew support from the hard-core party activists and union members who are most dedicated to campaigning and voting. “Phil Angelides benefited from 30 years of working in the Democratic vineyards,” said Tim Hodson, executive director of the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. “In a low-turnout election, the candidate with the best ground operation, the best get-out-the-vote operation benefits.” Angelides was leading by three to four points in the early returns, but significant numbers had yet to be counted, with several counties reporting delays. Both candidates took the stage at their election night parties shortly after 11 p.m. to thank supporters and warn them about what could be a long night, or a full day or more before the results are certain. The vote followed a campaign in which the two candidates and their supporters spent more than $70 million, including almost $33 million out of Controller Westly’s own pockets. In the closing weeks of the race, the ads turned nasty, with Westly accusing Angelides of polluting the environment when he was a developer and Angelides attacking the controller over the source of some of his campaign contributions and at one time being an ally of Schwarzenegger. The negative tone and the similarities of the two Democrats led to record numbers of undecided voters in the days before the vote, and a potentially record low voter turnout Tuesday. The past record for low turnout in a gubernatorial primary was 34.6 percent in 2002. While Secretary of State Bruce McPherson had predicted this year’s turnout at 38 percent, the Field Poll projected it could go as low as 34 percent. Voter turnout in Los Angeles County was 34.3 percent, the second-lowest turnout in the past eight years since 25.9 percent in 2002. Political experts attributed the low turnout to several factors, including the lack of a competitive Republican gubernatorial primary, only two measures on the ballot, the high number of undecided voters, the negative tone of the campaign, voter fatigue from facing seven statewide elections in the last four years and the similarities of the two Democratic candidates. “Part of the reason is these candidates do not excite, do not energize,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California. “Their message, if you can find it, doesn’t appear to be resonating with many voters. There is a charisma deficit.” As turnout figures trickled in, there were sporadic reports of polling and counting problems in various counties, in part due to new federal requirements for voting technology. In Alameda County, for example, which has about 5.7 percent of the state’s Democrats, some 4,000 touch-screen voting machines failed to meet federal and state standards, meaning results were delayed because of a shortage of optical scanners to read the ballots. The lack of voter enthusiasm was reflected at polling locations throughout the state Tuesday. Volunteers at the Pierce College poll in Woodland Hills passed the time by eating and reading – and mostly waiting for voters to show up. “I thought it was going to be busier, lines out the door,” said poll worker Michael Brook, 18. “Nobody has ever had to wait.” They said turnout was light, with a mere 56 people – mostly older citizens – voting as of 6 p.m. “This is really low,” said Ellen Trumpeler, on-site election inspector, adding that she was hoping for a last-minute rush before the polls closed. “I was thinking around 150 people would show up. This is about one-third what I anticipated.” Ziv Kozaski, 43, of Woodland Hills was among the few to stop by his voting precinct Tuesday night. He was joined by his wife, Shelly. “It’s my patriotic duty,” he said minutes after casting his vote. “Some people just don’t care. I don’t know why. There should be no reason not to vote.” At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Woodland Hills, Candice Moore, 25, said she didn’t feel compelled to vote. “I’ve given up on the process,” she said. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is wasting no time preparing for the fall campaign. He is embarking on a multi-day bus tour of the state this week, starting with four stops in Northern California today. Those include talking to restaurant patrons in Chico and Samoa, chatting with players and fans at a ballpark in Auburn and hosting a town hall meeting in Redding. During the governor’s “Protecting the California Dream tour” he is expected to focus on his own record and his goals for a second term rather than start off attacking his Democratic opponent right away. He will talk about creating almost 600,000 new jobs, reducing workers’ compensation rates and working with Democrats in the Legislature to get an infrastructure bond package on the November ballot. “I’m really enthusiastically looking forward to this campaign, and the reason is because we have a great record to compare with anyone else,” Schwarzenegger said Tuesday during his Cabinet meeting. “I think that we have really moved the state forward, and we are very well on our way to bringing the state back to where it ought to be.” Angelides and Westly were actually two of eight Democratic candidates for the gubernatorial nomination. Similarly, on the Republican side, Schwarzenegger faced three challengers, but none were seen as serious challenges. 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first_imgTeam composition for each sport has been determined by a 25-person committee (two representatives from each MVC institution and a panel of five voters from the conference office).  The team composition includes years in which league teams competed under the MVC umbrella during the past 25 years (1992-2017) and does not include competition from the current season. The voting panel determined a ‘Top 10’ from a list of 25 finalists. To view the entire team click here. Print Friendly Version The 2017-18 season is a landmark one for the MVC and for women’s sports. To help celebrate the 45thanniversary of Title IX and the 25th anniversary of women’s sports in the Valley, the conference is naming 25-year Anniversary Teams throughout 2017-18 for each of the league’s sponsored women’s sports. ST. LOUIS – Former Drake University women’s tennis player Maddie Johnson has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis 25-Year Anniversary Team, the MVC office announced Thursday, April 19th. Johnson, who currently serves as the Bulldogs volunteer assistant coach, played for the Bulldogs from 2012-2016. During her decorated career, Johnson was a four-time All-MVC honoree, two-time MVC singles champion and won two MVC Elite 18 Awards. She was also three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Johnson finished her career with a 102-33 singles record and an 86-44 doubles record. Her 102 singles win ties the program record for individual wins.last_img read more


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first_imgConnecting with Geocachers is Now Easier than EverAfter a few months of testing, getting feedback from the geocaching community and making changes, the brand new Message Center is no longer in beta. With this new feature, you can send and receive messages from Geocaching.com and the Geocaching Intro app.Watch this short video, featuring two Geocaching HQ developers who worked on the project, to learn a little bit more about what went into the new Message Center.Since first releasing Message Center beta, we’ve added a few things and tweaked a few others based on your feedback including:Email notifications now display the content of the message that triggered the notification .You can contact another player just by clicking the link on their profile or you can access their profile by clicking a player’s avatar image from the Message Center.The envelope icon in the header now updates every 15 seconds to alert you that you have updated conversations.You can contact a geocache owner directly from the geocache page. The GC code and name will be automatically inserted into the message.And don’t worry – improvements to the Message Center won’t stop here. We’ll continue to improve the Message Center based on your feedback.Check out the new Message Center now.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedYou’ve Got Mail: The Latest Geocaching Message Center UpdatesOctober 23, 2015In “Geocaching tools”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 8, 2012February 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Help This Blog Post Help You GeocacheApril 28, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more


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first_imgThe very first cold call I ever made, the lucky recipient accused me of reading from a script before hanging up in my face. I was 19 years old. I was reading from a script, and a damn good one. It was the delivery that killed me. But I called him right back and told him that I didn’t need the script to ask him for an appointment, and my audacity won him over (he might have been my first client).A few years later, my territory was the entire city of Los Angeles. I decided to target Century City because there were great targets there. One was Carnival Cruise Lines, but that story is one for another day.The big building where President Ronald Reagan kept his post-Presidency office was there, but the security was pretty tight. I fell in with a group of guys coming back into the building after lunch and pretended I was with them. I skated right past security. Then I started cold calling offices within the building. Apparently that wasn’t allowed. The security guards that received complaints about my sales efforts didn’t have a great sense of humor about me cold calling in the building and told me I was lucky I didn’t get to Reagan’s floor. I am certain the Secret Service would have been even more humorless.As a sales manager, I’ve had prospects call me to tell me to stop my salespeople from calling on them. I would get one or two calls a year when an overzealous rep rubbed a sensitive prospect the wrong way.Here’s the thing, if you’re not rubbing a person the wrong way occasionally, you’re not prospecting. It’s not that you have to be super aggressive or pushy or intolerable when you are prospecting (even though you do have to push for appointments). You aren’t intentionally trying to make people unhappy or damage relationships. It’s that you’re not running into people who are sensitive or not calling the same people frequently enough to get a single complaint. You’re not trying hard enough.If you’ve got the chops to defuse the occasional unhappy recipient of your unexpected call, then it isn’t a problem. If you do happen to rub someone the wrong way, apologize, shrug it off, and make the next call. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


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first_imgThe Meghalaya government on Thursday approved setting up of a commission to look into the problems faced by farmers.The State Cabinet approved the proposal made by the Agriculture Department to set up a Farmers’ Commission, in line with the resolution passed at the ‘farmers’ parliament’, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.The ‘farmers’ parliament’, the first of its kind in the country, was organised here last December and attended by scientists, bureaucrats, apart from farmers, to discuss issues related to the agriculture situation in the State.Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma had then announced setting up a commission to address the concerns of the farming community.Mr. Tynsong also said that the government was planning to observe 2020 as the year of farmers.The State Cabinet also approved a draft policy on persons with disabilities. The policy is based on the national policy for empowerment of persons with disabilities, Mr. Tynsong said, adding that it is about their right to reservations in education and jobs. Talking to reporters, Mr. Tysong also said that Mr. Sangma will meet Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in June to discuss development projects along the inter-State border and find a resolution to the border dispute between the two States. The last meeting between the Chief Ministers of the two States was held on April 1, 2017.last_img read more


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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But slowly, the 6-foot guard has rebuilt his confidence, rekindling fire in him with his new school before getting his feet wet anew in the PBA D-League with Tanduay.And on Thursday, Tambeling felt like a rock star once again, leading the Rhum Masters’ smashing 111-86 victory over Batangas to help his side inch closer to a playoffs spot in the 2017 Foundation Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I just focused on what coach has been telling me. He said he got me for my scoring and for my effort, so I had to do my part,” the 25-year-old said in Filipino, just minutes after pouring 28 points, five rebounds, and three steals in his best game to date with Tanduay.Tambeling admitted that he couldn’t help but feel shy seeing the caliber of his teammates in the Rhum Masters camp. But all he needed was to heed coach Lawrence Chongson’s words and do his part in the team’s system. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “That was my thinking when I got here, that I’m with a lot of scorers. (Lester) Alvarez, (James) Martinez, (Jerwin) Gaco, every one can score here,” he said. “But coach told me that we can’t score if we can’t execute on defense, and once we show that effort, that’s the time when we can finally score.”Luckily for Tambeling, Chongson has been generous in boosting his confidence as he finds his niche in the team’s flow.“In our past games, I was struggling because I still didn’t have the confidence. But right now, I think that I’m getting in the same groove of my teammates and I can feel their trust on me,” he said.Tambeling, though, acknowledged that he still has a lot to work on before he makes the jump to the pros, giving himself at least one more year in the amateur ranks as he expects to figure on a go-to guy role in PCU this coming NAASCU season and a vital cog for Tanduay in the future.“I think I still need time. I feel I still lack parts on my game and I need to work on those. I still need to be confident and be consistent with my game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Von Tambeling. PBA IMAGESIt has been four years since Von Tambeling last made waves in the amateur ranks.Once an upstart guard for Letran under coach Caloy Garcia, Tambeling slowly faded into the shadows as he left the hollowed walls of Muralla and transferred to Philippine Christian University.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong English football club Lewes FC commits to pay male, female players equally El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more