Campion College and Immaculate Conception High showed that they were a class ahead of the rest as they comfortably retained their respective titles at the Mayberry Investments High Schools Swim Meet on Friday at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, National Stadium complex.Campion retained the boys’ title with 419 points, finishing well ahead of Wolmer’s Boys’ (366), Jamaica College (282), Hillel Academy (166), and Calabar High (91).Immaculate blew away their opponents in the girls’ category with a whopping 634 points. Campion College (354) were second, followed by St Andrew High (282.50), Wolmer’s Girls’ (137) and Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) 57.There was also a two-team tertiary competition, which saw the University of the West Indies (316 points) reign over Caribbean Maritime Institute (121).The high-point trophy winners with the best individual scores were:Boys 12 and Under:- Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer’s Boys’, 41 points, while recent Carifta Swim Championships record breaker Emily MacDonald led the girls’ age group for Campion College with 45 points.In the age 13-14 category, Jordane Payne of Wolmer’s Boys’ scored 43, while Immaculate’s Karci Gibson had 31.Chay Stewart of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Anjuii Barrett of Campion (girls) topped the 15-16 age group with scores of 43 and 41 points, respectively.The 17 and over boys went to Jamaica College’s Yonatan Goren, courtesy of 37 points, and Gabrielle Hopkins of Immaculate won the female award with 32.SEVEN INDIVIDUAL RECORDSSeven individual records were broken at the meet, including a double by MacDonald in the girls 12′ and under 100 and 200m freestyle events.Dominic Mullings set new marks in the boys’ 12 and under 100 and 200m freestyle, while Kyle Sinclair also broke the 50 and 100m freestyle records.The other record fell to Britney Williams in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle, while two relay records were also broken – by Wolmer’s Boys’ in the 15-16 200m freestyle and the UWI women in the 17 and over 200m freestyle.
The Central Bank of Liberia will continue to rollout its loan scheme for Liberian businesses, the Executive Governor of the Bank Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has declared.According to Dr. Jones, the Bank is continuing the loan program because Liberian people have confirmed that the scheme is benefitting them.Speaking to hundreds of jubilant youths, students, traditional leaders and business people in Tienii Town, Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County on Friday, June 20 Governor Jones insisted that Liberians must be major players in their economy if they were to lift themselves out of poverty.“We can’t be bystanders in our own economy and expect not to be poor. If we want to fight and win the war against poverty, we must go to our towns and villages where poverty is,” he said.The CBL boss, who also broke ground for a multipurpose palaver hut for the youth and student communities in the District, challenged the people to love their country and work hard to develop it. Thomas Massaquoi, youth coordinator of Grand Cape Mount County disclosed that the palaver hut costs about US$40,000. “It is a modern palaver hut that will provide students and young people the environment to research and learn,” Massaquoi said. Impressed by the project, Governor Jones announced that he will personally pay for the project from his pocket. “I will make it my duty to personally build this palaver hut with my own money,” he declared. Mr. Massaquoi also officially presented the manifesto of the Grand Cape Mount Loan and Savings Club to the CBL boss and urged the Governor to support the initiatives of the young people in the county. Massaquoi and his colleague, Abraham Passawe, explained to Governor Jones how the economic condition of the people of Grand Cape Mount County is deplorable and urged him to quickly intervene through the Bank’s microfinance program. The CBL loan scheme has been criticized in some quarters of the Liberian society with some Liberians accusing the Governor of using the program to accomplish political gains.The Governor has since denied this claim, categorically challenging his critics to adduce evidence to prove their claim.A Few months ago, the legislature enacted a controversial law banning Governor Jones and his deputies from contesting any political seat for three consecutive years after the expiration of their tenures at the Bank. “We must work, produce and own our own factories,” he said. “Building schools, clinics and latrines next door won’t help us out of poverty and so we must produce.” The CBL boss assured the people Grand Cape Mount County that the Bank’s Treasury/Microfinance Unit will work with them to ensure that they have financial access to do business.He, however, implored the people of Tienii Town to help erase the idea that Liberians don’t pay debt or know how to do business.“It is important that you pay back when you borrow because you will have created opportunity for another Liberian to benefit if you pay,” Governor Jones added. Earlier, Grand Cape Mount County Senatorial aspirant Dr. Foday Kromah observed that the CBL’s contribution to the economy through Governor Jones is making the difference in the lives of ordinary Liberians across the country. “The role you are playing is difficult, but good,” said Dr. Kromah. “Contempt charges may hang over you every day, but please don’t give up because our people depend on you,” he pleaded in brief remarks at the ceremony. Also pleading with the CBL boss to extend its loan scheme to Grand Cape Mount County were the cross-border women and elders of Tewor District. “Please don’t forget about the women of Tewor District. Our businesses are suffering because we don’t have financial support to help improve them,” said the women. Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Tewor District Mrs. Magdalene Haja Fahnbulleh declared that the people of Tewor District have prayed over the years to see Governor Jones visits them. “We have long awaited your arrival so that we can share our plight with you,” she said.Our business reporter who was on the trip to Tienii says most of the people in the town are still struggling to rebuild their lives economically. Accompanying Governor Jones in Grand Cape Mount County was the Director of Administration at the CBL Madam D. Sheba Brown, the CBL Chief of Staff Mr. Crayton O. Duncan and the Bank’s Microfinance officials, amongst others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The giant prize winner of the 2013/2014 Ecobank Deposit Mobilization Campaign (EDMC) raffle draw has taken delivery of her award in Monrovia. Mrs. Cecelia Harries Jolo arrived in Monrovia from Zwedru; Grand Gedeh County over the weekend to take delivery of her four-door Chevrolet valued US$15,000. The Airstrip supervisor and business woman, who sells cement and petroleum products in Zwedru city, the provincial capital of Grand Gedeh County, told our reporter that she was ecstatic to have been selected lucky winner of the Ecobank Deposit Mobilization Campaign draw.“I am very happy; she said “that I was selected winner of the giant prize of the EDMC raffle draw.” “I am glad to the extent that I don’t even know how to express my joy,” she said.Accompanied to Monrovia by her family members including her brother and sisters, Mrs. Jolo observed that Ecobank has added a new flavor to the banking industry in Liberia by awarding customers for saving money in their personal accounts.The EDMC required customers to regularly deposit US$100 in their savings accounts in order to qualify them for the draw. But Mrs. Jolo said she was not aware of the EDMC promo.“I didn’t know about this promo,” Madam Jolo said as she beamed with smiles. On Thursday, January 23, Mrs. Jolo was phoned via mobile phone after her account number was luckily chosen by a customer through a raffle draw at the Ecobank Sinkor Branch.Her account number was picked from among over 31,000 other account numbers for other customers who also qualified for the grand prize draw.The raffle draw was supervised by the Liberia National Lotteries, the legal body responsible for all raffle draws in Liberia.Ecobank Managing Director Mr. Kola Adeleke, Monday, handed the keys over to Mrs. Jolo who was smartly dressed in orange skirt, a pair of black heel shoes, a black and white blouse and a pair of black jacket.“I am going to take this car to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County to ride it around the city center. This car will also take me to job,” she stated.The EDMC grand prize winner, who is also a student of the Grand Gedeh Community College, said she will drive her car to school so that other students can be encouraged to deposit and save their monies with Ecobank Liberia. She told the public about the importance of saving their money with the Bank.“I felt so glad when the Ecobank Managing Director handed the keys over to me and asked me to sit in the car,” Jolo noted. Mrs. Jolo is a mother of four: two girls and two boys. She thanked Ecobank Management for the promotion and for helping to change her life.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
House Speaker Chambers administers the Oath of office to Rep. Kamara.The newly elected Montserrado County District #15 Representative was on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, sworn into office at the Legislature.“This shall, therefore, constitute your sufficient authority,” the communication said. The ceremony was performed in the James M. Fromayan Conference Hall at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission (NEC).“I, Abu Bana Kamara, do solemnly swear that I will support, uphold, protect and defend the Constitution and Laws of Liberia, and bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic and will faithfully, conscientiously and impartially discharge the duties and functions of the office of Representative of District #15, Montserrado County, to the best of my ability, so help me God,” Kamara said, reciting this after House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.Rep. Kamara’s induction as a member of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature marked the 57th day, Sitting of the 2nd Session of that august body, thus completing their number to 73.The taking of Oath was in consonance with Rule 11.1 of the Rules and Procedures of the House of Representatives.Rule 11.1 says: “Each member of the House of Representatives before taking his/her seat, shall take an oath or affirmation to uphold and defend the Constitution and the Laws of Liberia, as well as faithfully discharge the duties and functions of the office as a member of the House of Representatives.”Rep. Kamara replaced Representative Adolph Lawrence, who died in a tragic motor accident early Monday on March 25, 2019, near the Tower Hill Community on the Robertsfield/Monrovia Highway.Lawrence was a member of the House of Representatives of both the 53rd and 54th Legislatures from January 2012 until his death on March 25, 2019.Kamara’s induction as a new lawmaker on the ticket of the ruling Coalition for Democrat Change (CDC), followed the reading of a communication from authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC), under the signature of Acting Chairman Jonathan K. Weedor informing the House that the Commission has successfully completed the conduct of the by-election as enshrined in Article 37 of the 1986 Constitution.Article 37 states: “If a vacancy in the Legislature caused either by death, resignation, expulsion or otherwise, the presiding officer shall within 30 days notify the NEC thereof. The NEC shall not later than 90 days thereafter cause a by-election to be held provided that where such vacancy occurs within 90 days prior to the holding of general elections, the filling of the vacancy shall await the holding of such general elections”.The NEC’s communication says: “I am pleased to advise that after the successful conduct of the By-election and a subsequent rerun of 20 polling places held on August 28, 2019, due to a complaint filed and adjudicated by the Commission. The NEC declared Kamara a winner and has accordingly been certificated by the Commission.”Speaker Bhofal Chambers, in a brief remark, warmly welcomed Rep. Kamara, to the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.The chairman of the Montserrado County Legislative Caucus, Rep. Thomas Fallah also added his voice to welcome his colleague.Rep. Kamara expressed thanks and appreciation to the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives for the welcoming ceremony and further thanked the people of Montserrado County District #15 for the confidence they reposed in him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
DELIA, AB – The North Peace Peewee A Black Sox battled at provincials in Delia this past weekend.The team started the tournament hot as the steam rolled the Sundre Steelers 16-2. Game two was much like the first as they beat Plamondon 16-6.After going 2-0 in round robin the Black Sox punched their ticket to the semi-finals where they would play the host Delia. The team fought hard but was overpowered losing 13-7.- Advertisement -“Another great showing for our league and a huge thanks to the players, coaches and parents for their commitment to the team,” North Peace Minor Baseball wrote in a Facebook post. “We’re putting FSJ baseball on the map!”
But wait a second. This is not privatization. Privatizing the lottery means contracting out services to competing firms that offer the state the best value. Schwarzenegger is proposing something different: handing an entire governmental agency, along with its monopoly franchise and all of its revenues, to a private interest until today’s high school students are grandparents. The premise of the proposal is correct: The governor’s appointees have done an atrocious job of managing the lottery, and its bureaucracy has become grossly inefficient. That’s an argument for competitively contracting out management, promotion and advertising to private companies that specialize in these services, with the schools receiving the full benefit of the increased profits that result. If there is so much additional money to squeeze out of the lottery, shouldn’t that extra money be going to the schools and not to a consortium of investment bankers? Which brings us to the seamy side of the proposal: feverish efforts by a small contingent of politically well-connected investment interests to take over the state’s lottery monopoly. I don’t like the lottery and never have. But while it exists under the terms of the voter-approved California State Lottery Act, the state has a responsibility to maximize its returns for support of the schools, not for Lehman Brothers. AN old admonition, “When something seems too good to be true, it probably is,” virtually screams from accounts of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to “privatize” the California Lottery. Actually, to give “credit” where it’s due, it’s a Goldman Sachs/Lehman Brothers proposal. The governor is the pitchman. The details are subject to negotiation, but the deal works something like this: The state turns over the California Lottery and monopoly control over lottery gambling in California to a private consortium – led by Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, could it be? – for the next 40 years. In exchange, the consortium pays the state a lump sum of about $37 billion. With that money, the government sets up a $22 billion endowment fund that will guarantee the schools what they’re getting from the lottery now – about $1.1 billion a year. That leaves an extra $15 billion to paper over the governor’s deficit spending and borrowing spree for the next couple of years. Schwarzenegger’s spokesman calls it “a win-win for California on every front. “What’s not to like? According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, this year the state will spend $8 billion more than it takes in. At this rate of deficit spending, the state would blow through the entire $15 billion lump-sum payment from this 40-year “lease” in about two years. When that money has run out, when the monopolized private lottery is generating vast new sums directly into the pockets of this elite investment consortium, what will posterity say? That this was a “win-win” for California – or one of the most foolish and shameful deals in its history? Tom McClintock represents the 19th District in the California State Senate. Write to him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
James Milner came to Manchester City’s rescue with a late free-kick to avoid a huge upset against Hull City, the substitute’s strike sealing a fortunate 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.The defending champions were staring down the barrel of a shock defeat which would have seen title rivals Chelsea race eight points clear at the top flight summit, until the England international stepped up to spare City’s blushes in the 90th minute.Hull took a surprise lead in the first-half as David Meyler took advantage of some shambolic defending to fire in on 35 minutes, poking in the rebound after Gaston Ramirez’s effort came back out off the post.City, who haven’t won in the league since New Year’s Day, were, predictably, the dominant team throughout but only managed to land five of their 18 shots on target as Steve Bruce’s men managed to frustrate Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero.They piled on the pressure in the closing stages but found themselves repeatedly shut out by the resilient Tigers, until Tom Huddlestone’s reckless foul on the edge of the box gifted City their opportunity, which was pounced on by Milner who fired past Allan McGregor to bail out the hosts.The draw, which saw Hull climb out of the bottom-three, still allowed Chelsea to extend their lead at the summit to seven points, as they saw off a brave fightback from Aston Villa to win 2-1 at Villa Park.It seemed it would be another long day for Paul Lambert after Eden Hazard handed the Blues an early lead after eight minutes, but his side responded well to falling behind and looked the more threatening team at times.For all their attacking endeavour, though, the Villans – who started with misfiring forward Christian Benteke on the bench – struggled to turn their pressing into clear-cut chances.But that all changed after the break as the hosts scored their first goal in more than ten hours of football to draw level, Jores Okore netting with a free header in the box from January signing Charles Gil’s superb delivery on 48 minutes.Villa looked on the up, with Lambert introducing Benteke off the bench in search of the lead, but Chelsea’s superior quality eventually was the difference, Branislav Ivanovic rifling a left-foot volley into the top corner after the hosts failed to clear to claim three points.Southampton climbed to third as Sadio Mane’s 93rd-minute winner sealed 1-0 win over managerless Queens Park Rangers.The Super Hoops – led by caretaker boss Chris Ramsey following Harry Redknapp’s exit as manager this week – slumped to their fifth straight defeat as the Senegal star’s late low shot won it, with defender Jose Fonte hitting the bar earlier on.Elsewhere, Ki Sung-Yueng came back to haunt former side Sunderland, as the Swansea midfielder’s diving header helped the Jacks claim a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.South Korea captain Ki spend last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, and his ex-team-mates took the lead in the first-half through January signing Jermain Defoe’s second Black Cats goal.The hosts battled back after the break, Ki equalising in fine style on 66 minutes, and while Garry Monk’s side looked the favourites to go in front, Gus Poyet’s men stood firm to hold onto a point.And Crystal Palace continued their renaissance under Alan Pardew, as Joe Ledley’s second-half header helped the Eagles beat rock-bottom Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Manchester City midfielder James Milner scores his late equaliser against Hull City 1
Dr. Joseph Bonner has recently successfully completed a professional course in Implant Dentistry, which took him overseas to Malmö Sweden. This course, run over multiple terms, covered in-depth training in implant surgery and prosthetics.His successful completion of this course, from one of the leading dental universities, will no doubt instill added trust among his patients and prospective patients alike. This qualification certifies Dr. Bonner to perform surgical and prosthetic implant treatment in accordance with evidence-based and scientific principles, and as such he is included in a listing of certified clinicians on the Malmö University website.Dental Implants are widely regarded as the premium solution to replace missing teeth.Since he first offered Dental Implants as a treatment option back in 2011, Dr. Bonner has seen a steady increase in the uptake of the treatment, of which some of the benefits are listed below.For further information or to book a consultation with Dr. Bonner or one of his associates at Ready Steady Smiles, call 074 97 21508. Further information can also be found on www.readysteadysmiles.comThe Benefits of Dental Implants over traditional treatments:Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth:Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth: No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh.Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.Retain your natural face shape, and smile:A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. Protect healthy bone:Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone.When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness.Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup:Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. And no more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth.Speak easy:Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.Eat your favorite foods:Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.No cavities:Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.Protect your healthy teeth:Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge.Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution:Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges need to be replaced periodically. While dental implants need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.More predictable than other repair and restoration methods:Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth.DONEGAL DENTIST LEFT ‘SMILING’ AFTER RECEIVING QUALIFICATION IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDental PracticeDr Joseph BonnerFeaturesnews
1 Chelsea are reportedly ready to launch a fresh attempt to prize John Stones away from Everton in the summer, but Blues fans aren’t pleased about it.Jose Mourinho spent all last summer trying to sign the 21-year-old when he was manager, with Stones even handing in a transfer request to try and force a move to the champions.However, Roberto Martinez and the Everton board stood firm, despite the £40m bid, and now Chelsea fans are thanking the club for not taking their money.Stones has been widely criticised this season as Everton have dropped into the bottom half of the Premier League and he was chastised for his performance in the humiliating 4-0 drubbing at the hands of city rivals Liverpool on Wednesday night.That performance confirmed to many that Chelsea dodged a bullet last summer and they do not want the club making the same mistake this time around.See below for best reactions to the Stones rumours below! John Stones has again been linked with a move to the Blues this summer
And at this rate, it better be there in the final round if they expect a chance to win. “It pretty much can’t get any simpler,” Beem said after his 9-under 63 to take the lead when the third round was suspended by storms. “Fairway. Green. Putt. Pretty good formula for me.” Rich Beem and Mark Calcavecchia are soul mates of streaky golf, never knowing when their best golf will show up or how long it will last. It got them to the top of the leaderboard Saturday afternoon in the Funai Classic at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Woods won’t have that chance. He needed two birdies Saturday morning to avoid missing the cut for the second time this year, and instead went bogey-par for a 1-over 73 to miss by three shots and join Singh on the sidelines. “I played terrible this week,” Woods said. “I hit it all over the map – irons, woods, everything. I had a two-way miss. Granted, these fairways are about 300 yards wide, but when you’re missing it both ways, you can’t aim it.” They left the birdies to everyone else, and those came in bunches until the storms moved in. The 25 players who didn’t finish will resume the third round this morning. Quigley leads: Dana Quigley shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Champions Tour SBC Championship at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. Quigley moved to 11-under 131, ahead of former European Ryder Cup member Mark James, who had a 5-under 66. Jay Haas is third at 4 under after a 66 in perfect scoring conditions of warm temperatures and little wind. Holding on: Jose Maria Olazabal shot an even-par 70 and holds a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Mallorca Classic at Son Servera, Mallorca. Olazabal birdied the 17th hole and moved ahead when Paul Broadhurst bogeyed the 18th. 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 Week Even with Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh missing the cut, Disney was as wild as ever on a steamy, sticky afternoon filled with so many birdies that 10 players were separated by two shots, some of them with a few holes remaining when the third round resumes this morning. Beem birdied four straight holes late in his third round, the cup starting to look so big that a 25-footer on the 17th hole felt like a tap-in. He wound up atop the leaderboard at 19-under 197, leaving himself a chance to win for the first time since beating Woods at Hazeltine in the 2002 PGA Championship. Calcavecchia shot 31 on the front nine, including a 35-foot eagle on the fourth hole, and was tied for the lead until his only bad swing of the round on the 18th hole, leading to a bogey and a 65. He is tied with Mark Wilson, one shot behind Beem. “It’s going to take something pretty low again,” Calcavecchia said. “There’s so many guys right there. You know somebody is going to shoot 6 or 7 under, for sure. Hopefully, it’s me.” A year ago, Ryan Palmer shot 62 in the final round to come from six shots behind.