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Obaseki, Ahmed Congratulate Eagles, Urge Nigeria to Aim for Victory in…

first_imgBy Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Hammed Shittu in Ilorin Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the Super Eagles for the 1-0 victory over Zambia last Saturday.The governor, who commended Eagles exceptional class with which they outsmarted their Zambian opponents, urged the victorious team not to rest on their oars even as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.According to Obaseki, “The Super Eagles have shown the true Nigerian spirit. As a people with an uncommon zeal to succeed without minding the daunting challenges, the Nigerian team showed the world that when we are committed to a task, we would do all to succeed.“Nothing can quantify the feeling of being the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It is only right to urge them to go for glory and come back with the trophy. We have shown the World that we are still a country to reckon with when it come to football.”While noting that the outcome of the game shows a resolve to achieve results against all odd, he said, “We have shown that even when it is not the best of days, we can still deliver on the job. The tenacity of our boys is a testament to the fact that even when we get to Russia, they would strive to make the country proud.The governor who added that the Super Eagles are a good representation of the Nigerian spirit, pointed out that the team head to Russia, “we urge them on to victory. They have the best wishes of the people and government of Edo. We are solidly behind them.”Also, the  Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, congratulated Eagles for qualifying for the Russia 2018.The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, yesterday in Ilorin, said the Super Eagles’ qualification has once more demonstrated the nation’s strength in football, which made Nigeria the first African country to qualify for the FIFA Mundial in Russia.Governor Ahmed commended the players for their doggedness and determination to fly Nigeria’s flag at the Mundial.  Ahmed called for immediate commencement of preparations “so that  Nigeria won’t just make up the number at the biggest football fiesta but further make Africa proud”. Governor Ahmed promised to further make the state enabling for sports development by ensuring that the State’s indoor sports hall is renovated to world standard before the end of his tenure.He therefore  urged the federal government to monitor strictly the team’s preparation for the World Cup because of unity sports generally bring to Nigerians. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Broward and Monroe Counties Announce Beach Closures for July 4th

first_imgPalm Beach County is also expected to announce the closure of its beaches today. “I think if Dade County closes their beaches and Broward County closes their beaches and everyone goes to Palm Beach County, it’s going to be a disaster,” said Mayor Trantalis. Fort Lauderdale Dean Trantalis confirmed Sunday afternoon that beaches in his city would be closed for the weekend and Broward County officials also announced that all public beaches in the county will be closed from 12:01 AM on Friday, July 3, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 5.  The announcement follows that of Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s, which stated that Miami-Dade County beaches will be closed from July 3 to 7. The planned beach closures come after Florida recorded a record-breaking week of COVID-19 cases. The spike has led to some counties issuing harsher penalties for non-compliance. Broward and Monroe Counties have joined Miami-Dade in closing its beaches for the fourth of July weekend. On Monday, Monroe County announced that all county-owned parks and beaches will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday and will reopen at normal operating hours on Tuesday, July 7. photo via browardpalmbeach.comlast_img read more

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Arsenal in for Benfica defender

first_imgArsenal and Turkish outfit Fenerbahce are interested in Lorenzo Melgarejo, according to the Benfica defender’s agent.The 22-year-old Paraguayan is valued at £5million and could be one of Arsene Wenger’s signings in what will be a crucial summer.Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said Arsenal have money to spend and they have been linked with Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.Full-back Melgarejo, who featured in the Europa League final against Chelsea, is another possible target but Arsenal have not yet made any offer.“Arsenal and Fenerbahce have enquired about Melgarejo. But so far there has been nothing concrete,” agent Juan Gabriel Appleyard told Radio Monumental.last_img read more

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JFK being Restored to Original Status

first_imgThe Liberian government has said that there are now ongoing efforts to restore the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center (JFKMC) to its “original status” before the civil war, which began on December 24, 1989 and ended in August 2003, when former President Charles Taylor went into exile.The JFK hospital, once Liberia’s major referral health center for nearly three decades, is now more of a primary healthcare provider. It lost its tertiary status due to the years of civil war and neglect by various regimes.At the height of its full capacity in the 1980s, patients flew in from most parts of West Africa to seek medical attention in Liberia.However, all is not lost. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced recently in her State of the Nation Address that efforts are now ongoing to restore the hospital to its original status. If the President’s words are anything to go by, then it would mean restoring all of the medical center’s facilities, including the Catherine Mills Rehabilitation Center, which now lies dormant, a wasteland encroached on by land-grabbers. The President didn’t explain in detail what efforts are ongoing in the restoration drive. However, on Monday, October 13, 2015, the JFK administration, along with authorities of the Ministry of Health, called a gathering to hold discussions on a five-year strategic plan, which is aimed at restoring the hospital to its prewar status. In that meeting, which was held at a local hotel, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn announced that the hospital would need more than US$180 million to regain that status.Dr. Dahn said they had met in order to “move JFK forward.” For those wondering why now since the nation has been at peace for more than a decade, this was her response: “Over the past 10 years, the Ministry of Health has been working on restoring and strengthening the primary health care services and that is because most of the people will seek health care first at the primary level before they utilize the tertiary level.”The Health Minister stated that in order to make an impact in combating common illnesses, which can most times be easily prevented, they focused their attention on strengthening the primary healthcare level.“Because of that today, Liberia has made some achievements. Liberia was among the first eight countries in sub-Sahara Africa that achieved MDG 4 three years before it ended [in 2015],” she stated. Despite stating that her country has made some improvements in primary health care, she, however, said that the tertiary level now needs attention, adding: “It’s only on our continent Africa that our leaders go to another continent to seek healthcare [when they fall sick].” According to the Minister, this is because some African countries, such as Liberia, can’t afford the kind of health services and investment in the sector.When one considers the paltry US$60 million allocated to the health sector in the National Budget, the Minister is right saying there is less investment in the sector.She indicated that if Liberians want to see JFK where it ought to be, especially those who share the national ‘cake,’ they need to think “differently.”Min. Dahn added that Liberians are not happy with the present look of JFK and so everyone needs to now think differently toward improving the hospital.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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VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY WORK TOP OF MAJOR SEMINAR’S AGENDA TODAY

first_imgGroup pictured at the seminar to launch “The Impact of the Active Citizen in a Changing Irish Society”2013 is the European Year of Citizens and to mark this year Donegal Town is playing host to a seminar looking at the impact of the active citizen in a changing Irish society.Speakers at today’s event include Tim Hayes, European Commission representative in Ireland, Seamus Boland, Irish Rural Link and Frank Dawson County Manager of Roscommon County Council. This seminar is also a keynote event during Social Inclusion Week and speaking at the event Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Ian McGarvey said that “it is fitting that a seminar on active citizenship should take place in Donegal.“We have, without doubt, one of the most vibrant community and voluntary sectors in the country. Today we are launching the Donegal Community & Voluntary Sector Profile which provides a snapshot in time of the diverse, vibrant and active community and voluntary sector and the wonderful contribution that each group and organisation makes to the county and to the lives of the people living in this county”.The Donegal Community & Voluntary Sector Profile reveals that there are over 750 community organisations operating in Donegal providing services, supports and facilities to the people of Donegal.This profile will help inform policy design and delivery at a local, regional and national level. By mapping out the services, supports and facilities being provided by this sector this profile presents a clear picture of the contribution that this sector makes to life in the county and provides a strong case for ensuring the long term sustainability of the sector. The Seminar is being organised by Donegal County Council and Donegal County Community Forum, in conjunction with Donegal Local Development Company and Donegal Volunteer Centre presented an opportunity to explore how emerging Government Plans and policies may impact on active citizenship in Donegal.Following an overview of the EU Year of Active Citizenship by Tim Hayes, European Commission Representative in Ireland, participants  will hear from Seamus Boland of Irish Rural Link and Frank Dawson, Roscommon County Manager on the changes that are being implemented at present in the Local Government and Local Development sectors.The second part of the Seminar will focus on celebrating and recognising the valuable contribution made by so many active citizens and volunteers through out the county.The fourth annual ME4U awards, facilitated by Donegal Volunteer Centre, recognised the contributions of volunteers and community activists across the County.The Donegal Pride of Place awards ceremony recognised eleven community organisations who have implemented projects in their local areas that have contributed to the community having an increased “pride” in their “place”.Five of these groups will now go on to represent Donegal in the National Pride of Place competition to be held in Derry on the 16th November. VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY WORK TOP OF MAJOR SEMINAR’S AGENDA TODAY was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Seven year courtship culminates in I do for RitzCarltonTurks and Caicos

first_img TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – February 27, 2018 – Five golden-coloured shovels adorned with turquoise ribbons and matching hard hats cemented a seven-year courtship which is touted to bring 317 rooms and villa residences in a new 12-storey hotel development to Grace Bay Beach.The project, with the help of Turks and Caicos Islands realtor, Walter Gardiner, in late 2017 finally received the nod of approval from the Physical Planning Department to go forward with the controversial construction and now, according to the country’s Premier the knot is tied.“The Turks and Caicos and #RitzCarlton and the Desarrollos Group have flirted for many years, and today on this beautiful Grace Bay Beach we are all at a destination wedding.  A destination wedding of huge proportions, today before God and man we promise to come together to deliver a new experience for visitors to our shores, joining a family of strong members who are equally as excited,” said Hon Sharlene Robinson.Members of the former government administration were on hand too; then Premier Rufus Ewing with the Governor and Finance Minister announced the Memorandum of Understanding for the project, which at the time was projected at $224 million – that was in 2015.Premier Robinson commended the Planning Department team for its work in ushering the #DesarrollosGroup project to the point of a ground breaking ceremony.  It was additionally a bonus morsel that the turning of the sand at the new home of the hotel came just days after the Turks and Caicos learned that it had secured the enviable top spot on a TripAdvisor list.“We are again on the World’s Best Beach and I say congratulations to you on being able to get a slice of the World’s Best Beach.”The Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson in her remarks at the ground breaking on Monday afternoon explained that a new thrust for tourism in the Turks and Caicos will under-gird this and other industry partners. “And with my Government’s endorsement last week of a new tourism strategic direction, we are on the cusp of ensuring that we remain a well sought after destination, consistent with the strong TCI brand that many continue to work to maintain.”Mr. Gardiner, in an interview with the Turks and Caicos Weekly News explained once work begins, it will be a six day work week – Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 5pm.Already 75 per cent of the residences at the property are sold, the total construction period is three years and there are projected to be two phases of construction. Related Items:#GraceBayBeach, #ritzcarlton, #sharlenerobinson, desarrollos TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

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Millennial job study finds employees greatest value in job satisfaction and flexibility

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce studies the workforce characteristics of “millennials,” the largest segment of the county’s working population.Employees born 1981 and 1996 now make up almost 40 percent of the region’s workforce, constituting the largest workforce segment.The study surveyed 400 working millennials in San Diego County to learn what strategies could work best for attracting and retaining millennial workers.Ninety percent of those surveyed found their jobs at least “somewhat meaningful.”Although most were satisfied, nearly 52 percent said they were thinking about leaving their jobs in the next six months.To attract and engage the workers in this age group, the Chamber of Commerce study said companies and organizations need to create and foster a purpose-driven work culture that gives employees a sense of meaning in their work.Of those who said they were ready to leave their job, 30 percent said finding meaning in work was a major factor behind their job satisfaction.Professional development was cited by 22 percent of the millennials as a prime reason for satisfaction in their jobs, compared with just under 6 percent who valued perks. Frequent communication with managers was also important to millennials in the workplace.As a sign of the changing times and the less restrictive nature of work, 71 percent of the millennials said they did not think it was necessary to put a in a full eight hours at the office.Seventy-one percent said it was not reasonable to expect to log eight hours every day, while 53 percent said it was “fairly” or “very” reasonable to respond to emails, calls and/or text messages outside of regular business hours.The study did uncover one aspect that could affect the future growth of the San Diego economy.Forty-four percent of the millennials said they were considering leaving San Diego County in the next two years. Of the smaller number that said that was “very likely,” more than two-thirds said a lack of affordable housing options was one of the main reasons.On the public policy side, the study recommended more incentives to build housing. Posted: May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 Sasha Foo Updated: 8:21 PMcenter_img Sasha Foo, Millennial job study finds employees greatest value in job satisfaction and flexibility Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Over 200 BJP workers switch over to Trinamool in S Dinajpur

first_imgBalurghat: Ahead of the rural polls in Bengal, district general secretary of BJP’s South Dinajpur unit Uttam Dutta, along with 200 of his followers, joined Trinamool Congress. They attended a programme at Tapan School on Tuesday evening, where the chairman of Gangarampur civic body and Trinamool leader Prasanta Mitra handed over the Trinamool flag to Dutta and his followers. Dutta was the former secretary of BJP’s state committee’s farmers cell (Kishan Morcha). “I was in the wrong party, which stressed division and polarisation of people instead of development. I have joined Trinamool Congress as it is a party that works for development, beyond the lines of religion. Also, Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee always backs farmers for their overall development, which has also inspired me to shift,” he said. Dutta had distanced himself from the party’s activities for the past six months and did not attend meetings of the cell. A rumour broke out some days ago that Dutta is likely to join the ruling party. He had also expressed his desire to join Trinamool then. Dutta, who worked for the development of local farmers in Tapan block, is very popular in the region. Some other workers from different political parties including BJP, Congress and Left Front might join Trinamool soon.last_img read more

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