ADI Donates Set of Jerseys, Footballs to Logan Town Sub-Committee Teams

first_imgA representative from one of the participating teams (L) receives the jersey from an ADI representative.By Oscar Sackie (Contributor)Fifteen participating teams in the Logan Town Sub-Committee league on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, each received new set of jerseys and one football from Abu Kamara, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abu Developmental Initiative (ADI).Levee Dickerson, ADI secretary general, who made the donation on behalf of the group, informed the team’s representatives that the gesture was Mr. Kamara’s own way of identifying with the teams ahead of the new league season.Meanwhile Lester Teah, secretary general of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Logan Town Sub-Committee, who received the jerseys on behalf of the committee, thanked theADI for their continuous support towards the sub-committee league, and sporting arena at large.Representatives from 11 of the 15 teams were present at the donation ceremony, and received their items, while the remaining teams that were absent will receive their items subsequently.Teams present at the ceremony were Broad Street Young Controller FC, Island King FC, Govego FC, Ashong FC, and Abu Developmental Initiative FC. Others included Oscar Weah FC, Battery Factory Conquerors FC, Redemption FC, Sanctuary FC, Chritopolis FC, and Future Young Controller FC.The four teams that were absent from the ceremony included Stylish FC, Mendi FC, Obesco Ranger FC, and Supreme FC.Simeon G. Saydee, who represented Oscar Weah FC, expressed excitement over the donation, and thanked the ADI, adding that it was his first time to have received such gesture.At the same time, Lester Teah has raised alarm over the deplorable condition of the single pitch the sub-committee are using, specifically during the rainy season. He is therefore calling on the LFA and lovers of the game to assist the committee to have decent playing pitch.The new league season is expected to commence on Friday, April 12, 2019.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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RCMP need your help to Locate a Vehicle

first_img***UPDATE – The RCMP have now located the vehicle and wish to thank the public for their support.The Fort St. John RCMP need your help to locate a vehicle.The vehicle is a Grey 2008 GMC extended cab pickup with a toolbox. The vehicle also has aftermarket fog lights on the front bumer and BC licence plate 3411LH.- Advertisement -If you have any information about the location of this vehicle or it’s occupants please call the RCMP at 787-8140 or 911. Please do not approach the vehicle or it’s occupants.last_img

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Kaupang leads Matadores to win

first_imgVirgil Sanders led Cerritos with 20 points. La Mirada led 42-25 at halftime and outscored Cerritos 16-14 in the third quarter to take a 58-39 lead into the fourth quarter. Cerritos, using a fullcourt press, forced numerous turnovers by the Matadores’ reserves and cut the final deficit to 13 points by game’s end. Olaseni Moore supported Sanders, scoring 11 points for the Dons. Jose Macias also had a productive game for La Mirada, finishing with 12 points, eight assists and five steals. “It’s always good,” Kaupang said of getting the team’s first league win. “Hopefully, it will get us kicked off and going.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Matadores (10-8 overall, 1-2 in league) took control of their homecourt early, racing to a 16-7 lead after one quarter and never looked back. “We had a lot of intensity,” Kaupang said. “We lost our last two (league games) and wanted to get a win. We knew it was at our place and we came out fired up.” LA MIRADA – After opening league play with two losses to, in La Mirada High School boys basketball coach Jack Dunbar’s words, Suburban League “monsters” Artesia and Mayfair, his Matadores had no desire to remain in the league cellar. Led by forward Stephen Kaupang’s game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, host La Mirada picked up its first league win with a 73-60 decision over Cerritos. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaKaupang helped La Mirada ice the game in the second half, scoring eight consecutive points to fuel a 15-2 Matadores run that put the Dons (10-9, 2-2) in a 67-39 hole – their largest of the game. “We ask him to do a lot inside,” Dunbar said of Kaupang, who scored 13 points in the second half. “He does that and does a real good job for us.” La Mirada jumped out to its early lead by moving the ball around quickly against Cerritos’ press. “I’m really happy with how we played early,” Dunbar said. “This is how we expected to play all year.” Aside from Kaupang’s double-double, Taylor Siemens finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for La Mirada. Chris Belson scored 15 points for the Matadores. last_img read more

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Other studios left with variety of hits, bombs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Universal was able to start the year strongly with its smash comedy “Meet the Fockers” drawing huge crowds through January on its way to an overall domestic gross of $279.2 million. But the studio’s next major hit didn’t come until late summer with the comedy “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” which took in $109.2 million domestically. Along the way, its critically acclaimed drama “Cinderella Man” starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger performed below expectations ($61.6 million). “We had surprises, we had successes in every season but overall, for the industry, this has been a tough year,” Shmuger said. “We are on track for a hugely profitable year, the eighth straight year of profitability. Not everything has worked for us or the industry but on balance, it has been a year of solid returns.” Last year, Sony Pictures Entertainment had the superhero powers of “Spider-Man 2” to beef up its box office numbers. But nothing the studio released in 2005 began to even approach that level and their list of box office disappointments was long. Sony had a major hit early on with the Will Smith comedy “Hitch,” which took in $179.8 million domestically, and also had success in the fall with “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” ($75 million). Many of Hollywood’s major studios operated in the shadows of leaders Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox in 2005. All had some highlights worth crowing about, but all too often they endured frequent box office heartbreaks. Led by 2004 holdover “Meet the Fockers” and their year-end box office leader “King Kong,” Universal Pictures managed to emerge with a third-place finish over Sony Pictures and Disney in the studio horse race. “Kong” has been the No. 1 film both weekends since its debut and has grossed $120.6 million to date. But the three-hour film directed by Peter Jackson has had to fend off strong competition and has not been the immediate breakout hit expected by industry experts. “We couldn’t be prouder of ‘King Kong,”‘ insisted Universal Studios Vice Chairman Marc Shmuger. “It has its own singular and impressive playability and that’s what we saw. And that’s what we are really confident we will continue to see in the coming weeks ahead.” The studio is also off to a good start with its current Jim Carrey comedy “Fun With Dick and Jane,” which took in $29.1 million in its first six days of release, and “Memoirs of a Geisha,” which has grossed $13 million in mostly limited release. But the ambitious summer films “XXX: State of the Union” and “Stealth” were considered bombs of major proportions, contributing mightily to the movie industry’s prolonged box office slump. “XXX” featured Ice Cube instead of original franchise star Vin Diesel and audiences stayed away, resulting in a paltry gross of $25.6 million while “Stealth” had a prime July release date and was largely ignored with ticket sales of just $31.7 million. “There were certainly weeks of the year where nobody won,” said Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Jeff Blake. “It wasn’t like we got beat by the competition. It’s a problem when it’s a matter of nobody shows.” Things did not improve in the fall with the family film “Zathura” and the film version of the Broadway smash “Rent,” which each grossed just under $30 million. “The good news for the movie business is audiences have said they will respond to something different if you look at `Memoirs of a Geisha’ and `Brokeback Mountain.”‘ Blake said. “On paper they are good films but how commercial are they? The public is saying they are ready for something different.” The Walt Disney Co.’s movie division repeated its 2004 pattern of underperforming during much of the year before coming on strong in the fall and continuing through the holiday season. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” is the blockbuster the studio had been looking for all year with a gross-to-date of $166.6 million in just three weeks with plenty of steam left. It was preceded on the hit column by the CG-animated film “Chicken Little,” which has taken in $130 million so far. Distribution head Chuck Viane said that after enjoying major success with the Vin Diesel comedy “The Pacifier” ($133 million), Disney suffered through a string of summer disappointments starting with “Herbie: Fully Loaded” starring Lindsay Lohan ($66 million), the mystery “Dark Water” ($25.5 million), and the family film “Sky High” ($63.9 million). “Our summer was softer than expected,” Viane said. “We had much higher expectations for those movies being well-positioned in the summer.” The Jodie Foster thriller “Flightplan” began the studio’s comeback when the fall release opened at No. 1 and went on to gross $88.8 million. “From `Flightplan’ on, it’s been a remarkable turnaround,” Viane said. “Things are looking up. We are going to stop dwelling on the past and only look forward.” After years as an also-ran, Paramount Pictures began to show signs of life with several hit films. New Chairman Brad Grey brought in several top new executives when he succeeded Sherry Lansing in February and made high-profile production deals with some filmmakers, and the studio is in the process of acquiring DreamWorks. “It was an incredible year as far as grosses go, our biggest summer ever at the box office in the history of the company,” said Gerry Rich, Paramount’s president of worldwide motion picture marketing. Ironically, the studio’s two biggest hits, “War of the Worlds” and “The Longest Yard,” were greenlit by Lansing. The studio has been pleased with the performance of the summer drama “Four Brothers” ($74.5 million), family comedy “Yours, Mine and Ours” ($48 million to date) and with the $22.2 million grossed by “Hustle & Flow,” which had a production budget of just $8 million. But Paramount also had its share of disappointments (“Elizabethtown,” “Bad News Bears”) and outright bombs (“The Weather Man,” “Aeon Flux”). “We loved `Elizabethtown’ and wished it could have reached a more commercial road,” Rich said. “We thought it could do a bit more but it’s one of those things where we wouldn’t have done anything differently.” For DreamWorks, in its final full year as an independent studio, 2005 was highlighted by the tremendous success of its animated summer release “Madagascar,” which grossed $193.2 million domestically. The film, featuring the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett-Smith, has already been greenlit for a sequel. Distribution head Jim Tharp said the studio was also satisfied with the $55.5 million grossed by its fall animated release “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” But DreamWorks, which is being purchased by Paramount Pictures, ran into trouble on the live-action front during the summer with “The Island,” one of the year’s most high-profile bombs with a domestic gross of just $35.8 million. Also disappointing was the performance of the fall romantic comedy “Just Like Heaven” starring Reese Witherspoon, who is usually a major draw in the genre. “It’s two years in a row that animation has kind of led the way for us,” Tharp said. “`The Island’ and ‘Just Like Heaven’ didn’t meet expectations in a year that audiences clearly told us which movies looked compelling. There’s wasn’t a lot of ‘maybe that looks interesting so I’ll go check it out.”‘ New Line Cinema didn’t have a “Lord of the Rings” film to fatten its coffers but the studio enjoyed some major success with a few comedies. “The Wedding Crashers” starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn was a bona fide smash in the summer with a domestic take of $209.2 million. New Line had preceded “Crashers” with the comedy “Monster-in-Law” which paired Jennifer Lopez with comeback queen Jane Fonda in her first movie role in 15 years. “Monster” took in $82.9 million. But the string of hit comedies was snapped in November when the Ryan Reynolds vehicle “Just Friends” stalled with a domestic gross of $31 million. On the dramatic front, New Line is getting critical kudos and a solid box office performance out of the modestly budgeted drama “A History of Violence,” which has grossed $31 million to date. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.com!dtpost Studio Standings As of Monday, the domestic box office total for 2005 stood at $8.47 billion. Here are the rankings with the percentage of the overall market earned by each major studio: 1. Warner Bros. Market share: 15.7 percent ($1.32 billion) Biggest Hit: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”* ($262.4 million) 2. 20th Century Fox: Market share: 15.3 percent ($1.29 billion) Biggest Hit: “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” ($380.8 million) 3. Universal Pictures: Market share: 11.0 percent ($931.2 million) Biggest Hit: “Meet the Fockers” ($279.2 million)** 4. Sony Pictures Entertainment: Market share: 10.1 percent ($856.4 million) Biggest Hit: “Hitch” ($179.8 million) 5. Walt Disney Studios: Market share: 10.1 percent ($855.2 million) Biggest Hit: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”** ($163.5 million) 6. Paramount Pictures: Market share: 9.8 percent ($828 million) Biggest Hit: “War of the Worlds” ($234.3 million) 7. DreamWorks: Market share: 5.9 percent ($500.3 million) Biggest hit: “Madgascar” ($193.2 million) 8. New Line Cinema: Market share: 4.9 percent ($419.5 million) Biggest hit: “The Wedding Crashers” ($209.2 million) (Figures as of Monday) * indicates film still in wide release ** released in late 2004 Source: Box Office Mojo 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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SA to tackle anti-gay hate crimes

first_img6 May 2011 The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has set up a national task team to tackle hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) South Africans. The move follows a call from 170 000 activists around the world for the government to take action on “corrective rape”, an increasingly common crime in South African townships in which men rape lesbian women purportedly because they believe this will “cure” them of their sexual orientation. The department made the announcement in Cape Town on Tuesday during a meeting in Parliament between senior government officials, non-profit organisations and the SA Police Service with grassroots activists who used the social action platform Change.org to recruit a record-breaking 170 000 supporters from 163 countries. The decision also follows the recent murder of Noxolo Nogwaza, a 24-year-old lesbian who died after being stoned, stabbed with broken glass and gang-raped in Kwa-Thema outside Johannesburg. The department’s chief of staff, Tlali Tlali, explained that the task team, which will begin its deliberations in July, will include six representatives from the judiciary, the SAPS and the Department of Social Development, and six representatives of the LGBTI community.Intervention, awareness “The team will be charged with developing a legislative intervention plan, a public awareness strategy, and LGBTI sensitive shelters,” Tlali said. Intervention options discussed at the meeting included: Amending the Sexual Offences Act to include sexual orientation as an aggravating factor, which would lead to heavier sentences.As a preventative measure, allowing the use of magistrates courts as equality courts to address any harassment, discrimination or hate speech.Consultations on minimum sentences for hate crimes, inclusive of rape, on the basis of sexual orientation.Emphasising the need for sensitivity around LGBTI cases in the service charter for victims of crime.Sensitivity training in the SAPS, Justice Department, NPO and Social Development structures. Ndumie Funda, the founder of Luleki Sizwe, an organisation that advocates for the rights of township lesbians, commended the government’s response, saying it showed that they were willing to work with the gay community. “But we continue to fight for LGBTI rights until the last drops of blood are spilled,” said Funda. Change.org representative Benjamin Joffe-Walt described the campaign’s accomplishments as remarkable. “In less than six months, a tiny group of township activists have mobilised more than 170 000 people from 163 countries and gotten the highest levels of government to address their basic demand that the sadistic crime of ‘corrective’ rape be taken seriously,” Joffe-Walt said. “It has been an honor to support this campaign, and we look forward to following the progress of the new task team over the coming year.” Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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Infographic: How much do you know about breast cancer?

first_imgWith October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the aim is to increase knowledge about the disease. If it is detected early, effective treatment can lead to a positive prognosis. We’ve collected handy information in an infographic.Early detection of breast cancer can save lives. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Words and research: Priya PitamberDesign and infographic: Sandile KhumaloOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa. It brings a nationwide initiative by public and private healthcare to raise the level of attention given to the disease and spread knowledge about prevention, detection and treatment.Click on the image for a larger view.Sources:Cansa South African Governmentlast_img

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Are Gray Charges Bleeding Red Ink From Your Credit Cards? [Infographic]

first_img“Mr. Proffitt, we wanted to inquire about possible fraudulent charges on your account made yesterday…”And with that, my day went to heck in a hand basket.It turns out that somehow somebody got a hold of my credit card and managed to rack up some interesting charges at a big-box electronics store a few towns over. The good news is, the fraud division at my bank flagged them and the charges were quickly removed and after filing a police report (a requirement here in Indiana), the matter was closed and I had a new credit card in hand by the end of the week.That’s when things got interesting.It turns out that on this card, which I used mostly for personal purchases, there were a number of recurring charges that I’d neglected to check up on over the years, and discovered only after the original card number had been shut down and the vendors came calling for their next monthly payment.Legal, But Not GoodThese are known as “gray charges,” legal but sometimes unexpected or forgotten charges to a credit card that just keep hitting an account indefinitely.In my case, some of the charges were perfectly fine: Netflix pinged me when because I hadn’t changed my account payment information before the first of the month (I’d forgotten that I’d started Netflix on this card and not my debit card). The New York Times, the same thing.But I also got requests for payment from things that should have been dropped a long time ago. An annual fee for an aviation website that I’d used when I was actually using my private pilot’s license; a credit reporting service fee that I was reasonably sure I’d cancelled.One In Four Are VictimsAccording to transaction monitors BillGuard, I’m not alone. One in four consumers have been tagged with these gray charges, which typically accumulate like barnacles on your account as the years go by. Even diligent-ish bill payers like me may miss them, especially when charges aren’t made on a regular basis.Getting a new credit card was a pain, but it also prompted me to scrape off those barnacles on my account. Fortunately, there were only these two, which were costing me about $146 annually. I was lucky; BillGuard estimates that the average gray charge victim racks up an average of $356/year in grey charges.Because the Holidays are an especially good time for these kinds of charges to glom onto your cards, BillGuard has published a useful infographic detailing the problem and ways to look out for charges like this, which often ride the bleeding edge of legality. Tags:#e-commerce Related Posts Title image courtesy of Shutterstock. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… brian proffittlast_img read more

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Justice Karnan refuses to undergo medical test

first_imgA team of doctors from a State-run mental hospital, accompanied by police officers, arrived at Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan’s residence in New Town here on Thursday to examine him on the instructions of the Supreme Court.Justice Karnan, however, refused to undergo a medical test and told the team that he was absolutely normal and had a stable mind.“Further, it is my strong view that the Supreme Court order amounts to an insult [to] and harassment of a Dalit judge,” he said in his written response to the chairman of the medical board of the Calcutta Pavlov Hospital which came to conduct the medical test.The team of doctors arrived at Justice Karnan’s residence at around 12 noon and left about an hour later.On Monday, the Supreme Court had ordered that Justice Karnan be subjected to a medical examination on May 4 to ascertain whether he was “feigning mental imbalance.” It instructed the Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal to deploy police personnel for the purpose. Within hours of the Supreme Court’s order, Justice Karnan issued an order directing the DGP of New Delhi to produce the seven judges of the Supreme Court hearing his case, including the Chief Justice of India J.S.Kehar, before a psychiatric medical board attached the AIIMS Hospital in the capital city.Non-bailable warrantsOn Tuesday, Justice Karnan issued non-bailable warrants against the seven judges. “The Registrar General, High Court at Calcutta, is directed to issue the non-bailable warrants to the above named accused, to be executed through the Director General of Police or Commissioner of Police of New Delhi,” he said in his order.Last month, Justice Karnan had directed the Supreme Court judges to appear before him on May 28 and later “reposted” the matter to May 1.In February, the Supreme Court had issued a contempt of court notice against the judge for allegedly degrading the judiciary. The seven judge Bench led by the Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar heard Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi who argued that Justice Karnan should face contempt proceedings for his “scurrilous” letters against sitting and retired High Court and Supreme Court judges.last_img read more

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JU students gherao V-C, other officials over admission tests

first_imgThe impasse at Jadavpur University over admissions to undergraduate courses continues with the students on Wednesday laying siege to the main administrative complex and gheraoing the Vice-Chancellor and other university authorities.Earlier in the day, the university announced its decision of doing away with admission tests in six departments of the humanities stream. Last month JU had announced that it will conduct admission tests and later shelved it.Marks obtained“The notification for the admission tests shall be withdrawn as per the university’s Executive Council resolution. This year we will not hold admission tests in all the Arts departments,” said Chiranjib Bhattacharya, officiating Registrar of JU. The university authorities also said that this year admission to the humanities department will be conducted on the basis of marks obtained in the Higher Secondary examination or equivalent examinations.The students kept V-C Suranjan Das gheraoed till late on Wednesday night. The students alleged that the university has retracted from its earlier decision of holding admission tests under pressure from State’s Higher Education Department.last_img read more

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HC asks U.P. to install CCTVs at shelter homes

first_imgNoting that there is an “imperative necessity to step up security” at shelter homes in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court has directed the State government to install CCTV cameras at all such institutions, both government-run and accredited private ones.Hearing the Deoria shelter home case suo motu, the court also ordered the constitution of a three-four member committee of judicial officers in each district by the district judges to “periodically inspect all shelter homes” in the State. The committees would submit periodic reports to the court. “Had there been a periodic and effective inspection of the premises, perhaps the sad incidents which came to occur in the [Deoria] shelter home would not have come to pass,” a Bench of Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma said in an order dated August 27 but uploaded on Thursday.The committees would also include one woman member. The court directed the Additional Advocate General of the State to apprise it of the government’s response on the direction to install CCTV cameras in all shelter homes.The HC also expressed displeasure with the Additional Chief Secretary for submitting an affidavit that was “conspicuously silent and vague” on what further action the State proposed to take on the matters raised by the court in earlier orders.last_img read more

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