BYC I vs. BYC II at Blue Field

first_imgThe 2014/2015 LFA Cup holders BYC I and 2015 LFA Super Cup Champions BYC II are expected to lock horns in a friendly encounter today at 4pm at BYC’s Blue Field, in appreciation to their fans who cheer them to victory.The friendly is also to test Liberia’s second representative, BYC II to the CAF Confederation Cup which starts early 2016.According to the organizer, tomorrow’s game will be a total “Go Blue Boys day.” The first 100 fans to enter the stadium beginning at 3pm will receive a free BYC Football key-chain.BYC II has already begun training at its home pitch (Blue Field) for the 2016 Confederation Cup Championships. The draw will be announced at the end of December 2015.BYC Football President Sekou “Ayatollah” Konneh dubbed the encounter “King of the Barracks” match, “and while BYC II are the present “darling boys” of Liberian football, their senior brothers have much to prove.” Director of Football Thomas Kojo added “watching these two teams play each other is to watch some of the best football in Liberia-both teams are excellent.”Preceding the match at 3:30pm, there will be a press conference and unveiling ceremony of the new BYC I head coach.BYC II Football was crowned the 2015 LFA Cup Champions, defeating four 1st Division clubs in route to the title, since winning it in 2012. BYC Football junior side (BYC II) recently captured the 2015/2016 LFA Super Cup, defeating 2015 LFA league champions Nimba United. It was BYC II first Super Cup victory and 2nd time in Liberian football history where a 2nd Division side had won the Super Cup. Of the 6 available trophies for the LFA 2015 season, BYC Football captured three: 2015 Coca Cola Cup Champion (BYC-I), 2015 Super Cup Champion (BYC-I), 2015 LFA Cup Champions (BYC-II).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers defeat Athletics, remain perfect in playoffs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers remained perfect in playoff action as they defeated the visiting Grande Prairie Athletics on Tuesday night.The home side dug themselves a hole early as the Athletics built a 2-0 lead, but the Flyers didn’t waiver as Jeff Shipton tipped in a Payden Wongstedt point shot with 6:22 to play to cut the lead in half, Rick Cleaver with the secondary assist. Four minutes later on the powerplay, Jake Ebner fired a laser past a screened Athletics netminder Darren Walker to tie the score at 2-2, assisted by Joey Massingham. However, a later goal by the visitors gave them the advantage heading into the first intermission.Ebner evened the score 1:53 into the middle frame after finishing off a perfectly executed two on one with Daylen Pearson, Brandon Millin with the secondary helper. Shortly after on the man advantage Pearson buried a loose puck from the slot off a point shot from Reid Campbell and Ebner for the 4-3 tally. Robbie Sidhu capitalized on another odd-man rush with Lien Miller-Jeannotte after taking a pass from Massingham in the neutral zone seven minutes later. Cleaver scored a powerplay goal with 5:30 to play as he fired a puck into an empty cage after some slick passing between Shipton, Adam Horst and himself for the 6-3 tally. Travis McLean stopped all 27 shots he faced in the second period.- Advertisement -The Athletics got one back midway through the final frame but the Flyers responded twenty seconds later courtesy Miller Jeannotte who put the biscuit in the basket after accepting a saucer pass from Massingham in the slot to conclude the scoring at Flyers 7 – Athletics 4.Cleaver, Ebner and Massingham combined for nine points in the contest while McLean made 54 of 58 saves.“I like the way we responded today after the first period,” said head coach Andrew Leriger. “We were very opportunistic on a team that likes to play offence and we exposed their lacking defensive play tonight. It’s a great win that moves us to 3-0 so far this postseason.” Travis [McLean] stood on his head once again.”Advertisement The Flyers are now three points up on the second place Athletics with five games remaining in the West Division’s playoff round robin schedule.Next up for the team is a trip to Dawson Creek on Thursday for a clash with the Senior Canucks. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

SportPesa makes shortlist for Football Business Awards

first_img0Shares0000SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 7 – Leading betting firm, SportPesa has made the star-studded shortlist for the prestigious Football Business Awards (FBA) 2017 that rewards the hard work that takes place in supporting the success of the game in the United Kingdom. SportPesa was shortlisted as a finalist for two global awards under the category of Best Brand Activation involving Football for their campaigns with English Premier League giants, Everton FC and English Football League Championship outfit- Hull City Tigers FC. “It is truly an honour to receive such a high profile recognition for our efforts to promote football development across various regions and using football to unite cultures as well as build careers. To receive, not one but two nominations speaks volumes about the work we put in to grow the game,” SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said.SportPesa is one of the three companies with two nominations in the awards which have 97 finalists comprising English Premier League clubs, various charities, media companies, hospitality companies and gaming firms among others that have been nominated under various categories.The black-tie FBA gala night, for the national event at which all the achievements off the pitch are celebrated at the end of each year, will be held in London on November 2.Everton signed a record title partnership deal with the bookmaker on May 15 and got the nod for the Brand Activation award for their very first engagement with SportPesa which saw the Blues make a historic tour of Tanzania that celebrated their addition to the company’s expanding portfolio.The Toffees; who became the first EPL team to play in East Africa when they beat 2017 SportPesa Super Cup champions, Kenyan titans Gor Mahia FC 2-1 in Dar-es-Salaam on July 13, conducted a series of engaging community activities on the side-lines of their landmark tour.The advance party led by retired club legend, Leon Osman, travelled ahead of the squad to learn more about local culture, meet coffee growers and take a tour of Dar in a bicycle before the team visited Uhuru Primary School where UK aid is ensuring deaf and blind students receive the same level of education as their classmates.The Toffees featuring star-signing and retired England captain; Wayne Rooney, then joined Albino United FC for a training session to highlight the challenges those with the condition face in the region and presented each player with the 2017/18 away shirt besides conducting football clinics.The Hull City versus SportPesa All Stars game held in February, the first time for a Kenyan side to play an EPL side, gave rise to the careers of many budding footballers among them 16-year old Joshua Otieno, a player drawn from Kenya’s Sony Sugar who got a chance to briefly train with Hull City youngsters after the game.The sixth edition of the Football Business Award will be held in London on November 2.  The latest nomination comes three months after SportPesa clinched two awards at the Discovery Sports Industry Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa.SportPesa scooped the award for Best African Sponsorship for its support of the grassroots league Super 8 in partnership with local organization Extreme Sports Limited. The company’s marketing campaign ‘Made of Winners’ emerged best in the Pan African Campaign of the Year category. The award came shortly after SportPesa was recognized as a Super brand in January 2017.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Karanka makes promise to Middlesbrough fans following Riverside stay

first_imgMiddlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has promised to fight for his players and the club, insisting that he never wanted to leave the Riverside.The Spaniard looked to be heading for the exit last week, when he left a team meeting at the training ground in a surprising turn of events.Karanka was not in charge as Boro were defeated 2-0 by Charlton on Sunday, but the club announced on Monday evening that he would be returning to Teesside with immediate effect.The 42-year-old is now keen to put the episode behind him and get his side’s bid for promotion to the Premier League back on track.Karanka said: “They have been strange days for the people who have not been involved in the situation.“The club and me had everything clear. I want to make it clear that the club never thought to sack me and I never wanted to leave. It wasn’t the case, it’s not the case and I am going to fight for these players and this club as I have done to this moment.“When you hear something that was hurting – especially my family, because they are in Spain and it was difficult for them because they thought I hadn’t told them the truth because I wanted to protect them. When they found me calm at home, it was difficult for them.“But it’s the past. We have to look forward. We have an amazing month in front of us, we have some amazing fixtures, some amazing games at home, so we will keep going.”Middlesbrough host a top of the table clash on Friday evening, as second placed Boro take on third placed Hull City.A win for Karanka’s men would move them to within four points of league leaders Burnley, and would open the gap between themselves and the Tigers to five points as the season heads into its final stages. Aitor Karanka, the Middlesbrough manager 1last_img read more

GLASGOW MURDER: COPS QUIZ TWO OVER ATTACK ON DONEGAL MAN

first_imgTwo men have been detained for questioning by murder squad detectives in connection with the death of a Donegal man outside his home in Glasgow.William McKeeney, 57, was attacked in Melville Street in the Pollokshields area at about 00:40 on Sunday.He died from his injuries after being taken to Victoria Infirmary. Mr McKeeney, who was originally from Malin Head, was a labourer who had been living in Glasgow for the past five years.His partner Annmarie witnessed the brutal assault.A Strathclyde police spokesman told donegaldaily.com: “Two men were detained earlier today in connection with the death of Mr McKeeney. They are helping us with our inquiries.”  GLASGOW MURDER: COPS QUIZ TWO OVER ATTACK ON DONEGAL MAN was last modified: January 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:glasgow murderMalin Headwillie mckeeneylast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Bucks, Friday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Friday at 6:30 p.m. when the Warriors try to settle the score against the Eastern Conference power Bucks in Milwaukee.The Bucks (16-7) have the NBA’s third-best record heading into the game, including an impressive 134-111 win over the Warriors a month ago in Oakland. Milwaukee got 26 points from point guard Eric Bledsoe that night as Golden State saw its eight-game winning streak end. Stephen Curry also injured his groin in that game, which …last_img

2010: SA to monitor for hooligans

first_img3 December 2009South Africa has introduced an Advanced Passenger Processing system, and will work closely with Interpol, international travel agencies and Fifa to monitor for the possible entry of soccer hooligans into the country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The system, which started operating on 23 November, will help the Department of Home Affairs to check incoming passengers against a prohibited list of passengers before boarding planes at their respective foreign countries.Dedicated Fifa lanesDeputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said that due to the high volumes of people that will be coming into the country for the World Cup, dedicated lanes have been established at both OR Tambo and Cape Town international airports for use by Fifa accredited members.He said a total of 3 000 Fifa accredited delegates were expected for the 2010 Final Draw on Friday. A total of 2 000 of them are already in the country, while the remaining are expected to land in the country in the next two days.Visa exemptions, pre-screeningGigaba said visa exemptions were only made available to Fifa accredited delegates in possession of letters of accreditation from the world football body.However, delegates are pre-screened by the National Intelligence Agency before being granted with a visa exemption. A dedicated unit was also available to Fifa for the fast tracking of all visa applications.The department has also established an Immigration Response Unit which will be deployed during periods of congestion at the ports of entry with a 15 to 30 minutes response time.24-hour operations centreGigaba said the department has already made significant contribution towards ensuring that the Final Draw is a success.“The draw event is the first step towards ensuring our state of readiness for 2010. In this regard, we have implemented the 24-hour operations centre to monitor and unlock logjams.“We have also implemented an extensive communications campaign abroad and we are working with travel agencies, airlines and embassies to ensure the smooth passage of Fifa accredited delegates including the media,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Health and Wealth Research Relationships

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionSo, what do all these research findings mean?  It appears that certain personality characteristics are associated with positive health and financial practices. Research studies mentioned factors such as conscientiousness, self-regulation, planning, and future-mindedness, which appear to be evident in multiple aspects of people’s lives.Financial educators and counselors should consider health and finance relationships in their professional work. A simple client query such as “Tell me what you are doing to take care of your health” could yield valuable insights. Activities that foster the personal qualities noted above can be incorporated into briefings and counseling sessions. An example is “Backwards Planning” to foster future-mindedness and sequential planning competencies. Use post-it notes to identify a sequence of steps that must be taken to get from Point B (a future goal) to Point A (today). The Cover image Mind and body healthy by Pedro Alves for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0. Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®boneill@njaes.rutgers.eduWhat makes some people practice positive health and financial behaviors while others do not? Many people, including health and financial educators, policy makers, and behavioral researchers, are interested in knowing the answer to this question. Findings from recent research studies provide some interesting insights:A study found in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues found that households whose members tend to lead less healthy lifestyles are more likely to hold non-collateralized debt (e.g., outstanding credit card balances). Three possible explanations for this finding are common factors (e.g., personal preferences) affecting both finances and health, poorer health causing debt, and debt causing poorer health behaviors.An Applied Economics Research Bulletin article described a study that explored whether self-regulation, proxied by regularly dining together with family, is associated with better financial preparedness and greater wealth accumulation. Individuals who regularly ate meals together with their family increased their wealth at a faster rate than others and showed a greater preference for investment portfolio diversification.The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study of 1,000 children from birth to age 32 and found that childhood self-control predicts physical health, substance dependence, personal finances, and offending outcomes. Effects were found regardless of intelligence and social class. The researchers recommended interventions to address self-control to save taxpayer dollars and promote prosperity.A study published in Psychological Science found that employees who participated in a 401(k) plan were more likely than their non-contributing counterparts to take action to correct poor physical health indicators indicated in an employer-sponsored health exam. The positive association between recommended health practices and retirement savings was attributed to individuals’ conscientiousness and time-discounting personality traits.The Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning published a study of associations between health information search behaviors and financial well-being. The researchers found that individuals who read the nutrition details of food labels were more likely than others to engage in five different retirement planning activities. Diet and physical activity were not significantly related to the financial planning, however.In a similar study published in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, respondents to an online self-assessment survey who reported reading nutrition labels had higher health and financial practice scores than others. In addition, respondents who had higher health practice scores had higher financial practice scores.The association of planning behavior and health and financial practices was described in a Journal of Financial Planning Online survey respondents who reported frequent planning behavior had higher health and financial practice scores than others and higher health and financial practice scores were positively related.last_img read more

Stray incidents of violence in Raiganj and Darjeeling

first_imgAmidst reports of violence during polling at Chopra under Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat and Islampur and Gwaltore in Raiganj seat, special observers appointed by Election Commission of India to West Bengal said that the polling has “more or less been peaceful” in the State.Ajai Naik, special general observer and Vivek Dube, the special police observer told journalists that the polling has largely been peaceful. “Small incidents will always occur but voting has been peaceful,” Mr Dube said. At Chopra’s number 180 booth, locals blocked the road alleging that Trinamool Congress was not allowing them to vote. A large contingent of police forces reached the area and resorted to baton charge and firing of tear gas shells. Voting started after four hours at the polling booth.Vehicle of the CPI(M) candidate Mohd Salim was attacked at Islampur. The CPI(M) MP blamed Trinamool Congress for the attack. BJP candidate from Raiganj Deboshree Chaudhuri was also seen having an argument with supporters of other political parties. She said that the party was not informed about all women polling personnel.Till 1 pm Jalpaiguri had recorded 54.73% polling, Raigunj 52.54% and Darjeeling 47.52%.last_img read more

United Socialist Republic Of America

first_imgIt seems like it was only yesterday that the mighty Soviet Socialist Empire came crashing down and the conquering American behemoth stood astride the world. The verbal sleight of hand aside, capitalism was equally triumphant, for in truth, liberal democracy and capitalism historically have been closely intertwined.The Soviet decline marked “The End of History,” the Japanese American political economist Francis Fukuyama gloated in a widely celebrated 1989 essay. “What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”Socialism is dead. Long live capitalism!Who would have imagined that in less than a generation the capitalist juggernaut, which by now had swept virtually every major country into its orbit, would burn out so meteorically. Make no mistake; the global capitalist system is on its knees, as irretrievably down as the Soviet Empire was two decades earlier. The major U.S. banks have been nationalized in all but name. The government, which has already invested hundreds of billions of dollars to prop up the financial system, is effectively already calling the shots. Citigroup is proposing the State take a 40 percent stake in the company, making it, by far, its largest single shareholder. As the economy craters, other banks will quickly fall in line.Over the next several months, we will see increasing governmental intervention in wide sectors of the American economy as more business icons fold. As the resulting pain of growing unemployment spreads wider and deeper, governmental welfare programs, from unemployment compensation to food stamps, will expand the government’s reach into every aspect of American life.The celebration of greed fired the engines of individual creativity and ingenuity, which propelled capitalism for generations. Individual selfishness was the fatally glossed over contradiction in Socialist ideology. But it has proven an equally gnawing internal cancer in the body of capitalism. In retrospect, what should shock us are not the excesses of risky derivatives, Ponzi schemes and vulgar and ostentatious displays of wealth, but that the financial system was able to survive as long and that the abusers were so few.At this juncture, both laissez faire capitalism and centralized socialism stand thoroughly discredited. We have to chart a new course. Recognizing the historical aversion to socialism in this country, we have to develop some other politically palatable terminology for the inescapable state intervention in the social and economic fabric of American life. Meanwhile, welcome to the United Soci  Related Itemslast_img read more