The Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey effect was felt right away on the Tivoli Gardens bench. Bailey, who previously won two titles with Tivoli Gardens, returned to lead the struggling team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rivoli United in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. It’s a return and a result that has left the Tivoli Gardens faithful a lot more confident in their belief that their team will avoid relegation after what has been a very disappointing season so far. The fixture was originally rescheduled after being abandoned due to a sewage-logged field. Things didn’t start too well for the hosts and it looked at, one point, to be heading towards another undesired result when Rivoli right back Kevin Graham slipped unmarked through the Tivoli Gardens defence to spank home the visitors’ opener with nine minutes on the clock. Rivoli enjoyed much of the early exchanges and certainly dominated the scoring chances from open play, while Tivoli Gardens were left to scrap off half chances and dead ball situations. The visitors almost doubled their lead, when from one of their many counter-attacks Nicholas Scott was dragged down in the penalty area by Tivoli’s Shavar Campbell as Rivoli continued to threaten. Campbell had to pay the price of a yellow card, but Jeremy Nelson’s ensuing penalty kick miss in what was the 39th minute spared both Campbell and his team any further setbacks. A few rolls of the die by the Tivoli Gardens bench saw Jamaica College standout Donovan Dawkins being replaced by the experienced Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, and the return was almost immediate as the hosts regained some attacking flair in the second half. Tivoli Gardens dominated the contest from this point and Andrew Christie brought them level in the 58th minute after heading home from point blank range. The winner also came from a header as captain Andre Morgan punched home the vital strike in the 88th minute to send the home crowd in a frenzy. In his first game back in charge, Bailey said: “In the second half, I think we showed guts and courage and the mentality that it takes in order to come out of relegation, so I am pleased with that aspect.” “There is a lot of work to be done. I am not promising anybody anything but I am just trying my best to ensure that the end of the season we will be in the league. I only can try,” Bailey told The Gleaner. Meanwhile, Rivoli United’s assistant Bradley Stewart blamed “poor officiating” for his team’s loss. Tivoli moved out of the relegation zone, to 10th place on 23 points, after leapfrogging Rivoli (22), and Waterhouse FC (21). SHOTS ON GOAL
The Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) has described the Annual Message delivered by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a message of failure with nothing to benefit the Liberian people.At a news conference Monday, February 3rd in Monrovia, MPC political leader Simeon Freeman provided what he called “critical analysis” of the President’s speech, dealing with all sectors of the nation.He indicated that with Liberia’s vast resources little has been done for farmers thereby; “compelling them to be subsistence farmers.”Sadly, Mr. Freeman continued; “While more than 70 percent of state’s resources are spent wastefully years on, the government shamefully intends to spend in the 2014/15 budget US$9.3 million in the rice sector. This is just 40 percent more than the US$5.6 million spent on protecting the President.”Commenting on the mining sector, MPC declared that government’s continual interest in the sector shows her quest to exploit the system for personal benefit with little or no interest in developing the land used and building the capacity of the people.“This also proves that the government does not account to its people,” MPC said.MPC: “An accounting government will spend less on itself and more on the people. Every increase in revenue collection, which has shown an annual 26% increment over the last 8 years, have led to an increase in recurrent expenditure and not invested in the people. Madam Sirleaf spends US$18 million on foreign embassies and some US$58 million dollars on the security sector. Sources that create hope for our people are always greeted with lack of funding.“There has also been no incentive for the private sector to invest in the Agricultural sector. Bills supporting the rubber sector were shelved. In many developed countries, huge incentives are availed to investors in the agricultural sector. Liberia still celebrates foreign investment at a presidential level over domestically enabled and supported investments that enabled and assured long term local capacity and competitiveness.”On the forestry sector, Mr. Freeman maintained that the voluntary Partnership Agreement should be considered with caution.“Liberia’s forestry sector can be a source of wealth creation for locals,” he furthered.“A review of the European Union (EU) website indicates that timber producing nations are not compelled to join the EU driven VPA but once ratified, it becomes legally binding. We think the challenges in the forestry sector was enabled by appointment of loyalist to positions, a feature very prominent in this government, to naming persons with full capacity that do not emanate from the ruling party or circles.“Government’s approach to the mining sector enables exploitation and poor dividend realization. A new bureau is being proposed though capacity limitation and lack of funding have been identified. We believe government equity in Mining concessions must be privatized. This eliminates the need to fund new concession monitoring bureaus and its associated capacity limitation challenge. The private company can be taxed with special tax provisions, guaranteeing revenue to government that funds important public sectors over funding non performing public institutions with little returns to the people of Liberia,” the MPC reply indicated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
T.D. Joseph Associate Director, Mr. L. Olandor Boyce, I, CPAAdmitted to Crowe Global Network It is good news for Liberia as a whole with one of the country’s premier Accounting Firms, T. D. Joseph & Associates, LLC, (Certified Public Accountants) being formally admitted as a member firm of the Crowe Global Accounting Network, a statement from the local accounting firm has said.Crowe Global network is ranked the eighth (8th) largest accounting network in the world with more than 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in more than 130 countries, global revenue of US$3.8 Billion, with 3,904 Partners and 32,636 professional staffs.The Network is commercially organized under the laws of Switzerland. Crowe is wholly owned by its member firms and operates through a wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America where it is headquartered.For almost 100 years, Crowe Global has been working across borders to help multinational clients make smart decisions. The network’s leadership works with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the accounting profession worldwide. The network’s exceptional knowledge of business, local laws and customs has over the years provided lasting value to clients undertaking international projects.Crowe Global network having admitted T. D. Joseph & Associates as a member firm will now become one of the largest international network of accounting firms operating in Liberia (second only to PriceWaterhouseCoopers).Writing from the Network’s headquarters in New York, USA, the Crowe Global’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. David Mellor welcomes T.D. Joseph & Associates as a member firm of the network, stating that “there are many benefits that come with being a member of Crowe Global – ranging from access to cross border client services to participation in best in-class training offerings and a whole lot more.The Crowe Global network is conscious of the fact that today’s marketplace is looking for accounting service providers whose firms are linked by an international common brand name recognized for its quality and capability.Admitting T.D. Joseph & Associates into the network followed months of rigorous reviews by Crowe Global of the operations of the firm its technical competency, professional qualifications of its senior management staffs and the quality of its completed engagements. David Mellor, CEO of Crowe Global states that the network have certain expectations of its member firms such as commitment to a global brand, compliance to set forth policies and standards, adherence to common service standards and delivery model, and participation at practice development events.In this partnering relationship where common Crowe brand can be used, the caveat has been made that individual member firms will understandably have their own independent priorities and focus, albeit with absolute commitment to the network and fellow members.These initial resources are bound to provide insight to the Liberian accounting firm in fitting into the new arrangement that has promised expansion and enhanced professional efficiency in audit, tax related issues and business advisories to multinational clients.Mr. L. Olandor Boyce I, the Associate Director of T. D. Joseph & Associates remarked that he is very much excited with this international affiliation and that the training and best practices tools and standards for audit and tax services that will be provided by Crowe Global, and that would be routinely monitored through a quality assurance process, – will better place T. D. Joseph & Associates in a better marketplace position for client service delivery in Liberia.A grand formal launch of the new brand will take place in Monrovia at a later date to be announced – at which time more details of what this transitioning means for the institution and Liberia as a country will be disclosed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tuschen accidentThe pedestrian, who was killed along the Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) Public Road in the wee hours of Sunday morning was on Monday identified as 17-year-old Azeez Mohammed of Lot 63 Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), by family members.Dead: 17-year-old Azeez MohammedThe teen was reportedly killed by an allegedly speeding motor vehicle whilst attempting to cross the public road.In an interview with Guyana Times, Samantha Mohammed, sister of the dead teen, explained that her younger brother had left home at about 17:00h on Sunday to attend a wedding ceremony at Tuschen along with his cousins. The distraught sister related that according to eyewitnesses, her brother left the location and whilst returning he met his demise.“Apparently he left the wedding house and cross over the road to go urinate, but while he making his way back over, a car with full speed hit him down….when he hit him down he drove a distance away and stopped, he drove back then pick up my brother and took him to the hospital,” the grieving sister related.According to Mohammed (Samantha), after her cousins realised the now dead teen was missing, they began searching for him, during which they were informed about the accident.A visibly distraught Mohammed related that a police report was made, hence they are pleading for justice for their younger sibling.“We went to the station and they say they have to investigate the matter and will get back to us…he is my small brother and he can’t just hit him down just like that, we are all human beings,” Mohammed stated.Police reports have since indicated that the driver of the motor vehicle is a police rank, who was proceeding along the Tuschen Public Road when Mohamed allegedly ran into his path and was struck down.Mohamed was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home while police investigations are still ongoing.This is the third joint services rank to have recently struck down a road user, as 61-year-old Colin Crawford of Lot 111 Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was last Monday killed after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Police Constable.According to reports, the policeman was proceeding south along the eastern side of the western carriageway in the vicinity of Stoby’s Jewellery at McDoom when Crawford was seen standing on the western side of the eastern carriageway, close to the median that separates the eastern and western carriageway on that road.The injured man was picked up by the Police Constable with the assistance of public-spirited persons and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for medical attention. He died some three hours after the accident.At the time of the accident, a breathalyser test was conducted on the Police Constable and no trace of alcohol was found in his system.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Diamond Bar Parks and Recreation has scheduled a peewee golf class for youngsters ages 5-9. The Tuesday session is slotted from 4-4:55 p.m., from Feb. 20-March 20, at L.A. Royal Vista Golf Course, 20055 Colima Road, Walnut. The cost is $85. For information call (909) 839-7070.
For more information, please call The Theatre Project/SCV at (661) 633-3550. Additional information is also available on the Web at www.scvtheatre.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Theatre Project/SCV is hosting a “de-lovely” evening beginning 7:30 Friday saluting the works of Noel Coward and Cole Porter at the home of Carl Goldman and Jeri Seratti-Goldman, owners of Santa Clarita’s hometown radio station, KHTS-AM (1220) and ardent supporters of The Theatre Project/SCV. This is the first in a series of “salon performances” to encourage membership in The Corporate 100, a core group of local businesses joined to support the creation of a new Santa Clarita Valley theater company that will bring professional theater close to home, with an emphasis on great Broadway musicals. While enjoying wine and light hors d’oeuvres, guests at the salon series will be treated to musical and dramatic performances featuring actors from Broadway, film and television. Among those confirmed to perform is actress Linda Gray, who is best known as Sue Ellen Ewing on television’s “Dallas.” Access is strictly limited to business leaders with an interest in learning more about The Theater Project/SCV’s “Corporate 100.
1 Inter Milan have made the first move in the race to land Andrea Belotti with a mega-money player-plus-cash offer.According to Tuttosport, the San Siro club lodged a bid worth £61.5m which also included THREE players – one of which was former Hull defender Andrea Ranocchia.Belotti is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe after hitting 26 goals in 35 Serie A outings for Torino this season.Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all expected to strengthen their frontlines this summer and have expressed an interest in signing the 23-year-old, who has a release clause set at £86m for clubs outside of Italy.However, Inter have now reportedly tested the water with a formal bid, although it falls well short of Torino’s valuation, especially for a club who don’t want to sell him to another Serie A team.As such, the Turin-based side have dismissed the offer and now await concrete interest from England. Andrea Belotti is a wanted man having starred for Torino
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday vowed to “mount a vigorous defense” against a lawsuit filed this week by video-game industry trade groups seeking to strike down a recently signed law that will fine retailers who sell certain video games depicting violence to minors. The law, scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, 2006, was signed by the governor Oct. 7 and has quickly led to a battle between a $31 billion industry seeking to police itself and lawmakers and citizens groups seeking tighter controls. A lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in San Jose by the Video Software Dealers Association and the Entertainment Software Association. In a statement, ESA President Douglas Lowenstein called the law “misguided” and called it an unconstitutional infringement on First Amendment freedoms. “It is not up to any industry or the government to set standards for what kids can see or do; that is the role of parents,” Lowenstein said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Yee said Tuesday that he is not at all surprised by the industry’s lawsuit and acknowledges its success in getting previous bans overturned by the courts. “If I had a $31 billion industry, I’d probably go file lawsuits to protect it too,” he said. But Yee said this legislation is “narrowly tailored” to single out the most egregious video games and he believes it will be able to withstand any constitutional challenges. “We studied those bills that failed in the past, that have been struck down in court, and learned from their experience,” he said. Rather than have a showdown in court, Lowenstein said he would like to see government and the video-game industry work on a cooperative and legal solution. “We all know that parents are not well served by the time and money spent on court battles and legal fees,” he said. “Rather, they would be far better off if government and industry worked together to educate them about video-game ratings, and other tools to help them make informed purchasing decisions for their families.” Schwarzenegger said the new law ensures parents’ involvement in determining which video games are appropriate for their kids. He is urging Attorney General Bill Lockyer to work hard to defend the law in court. “I believe strongly that we must give parents the tools to help them protect their children,” Schwarzenegger stated. “I will do everything in my power to preserve this new law.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the author of the legislation, Assemblyman Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said some restrictions are needed in this day and age when parents are often at work or are not computer savvy enough to know what kinds of video games their children are involved with. “In the ideal world, we would ask all parents to be responsible and take care of their kids,” Yee said. “But the reality is that this is a different time. When you have these ultra-violent games, reasonable people have to stand up and say, Enough is enough.” The law will fine retailers $1,000 if they sell violent games to a customer under the age of 18. These games are rated AO (Adults Only) under the industry’s ratings system and are usually purchased over the Internet and not at the major retail chains. Other ratings letters, developed by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) ratings system, include: M (Mature), T (Teen), and E (Everyone). VSDA President Bo Andersen said the law ignores the existing video-game rating system and programs by retailers to enforce the ratings in their stores. Best Buy Co., for example, not only does not sell the adult-only games, but will not sell M-rated games to anyone under the age of 17. The chain’s policy requires employees to check the age of any customer purchasing M-rated video or computer games who appears to be under the age of 21.
Embed from Getty ImagesTottenham 3 AFC Wimbledon 0Harry Kane’s second-half double guided Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.The League One side kept Tottenham at bay for more than an hour before Kane netted twice in as many minutes and Jan Vertonghen added a third goal soon afterwards.Spurs dominated possession in the first period but could not find a way past Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long, who denied both Kane and Erik Lamela.Lamela stabbed another good opportunity wide, but the best chance of the half fell to Dons midfielder Jimmy Abdou, whose attempt was acrobatically tipped onto the bar by keeper Michael Vorm.Mousa Dembele struck the post shortly after the restart, but it took Tottenham until the 63rd minute to pierce the Dons’ defence as Kieran Tripper released Moussa Sissoko, whose cross was turned in by Kane.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Spurs striker doubled his side’s advantage just two minutes later, tucking the ball into the bottom corner after Kyle Walker-Peters’ shot deflected into his path.And Vertonghen ended any hopes of a Wimbledon revival 20 minutes from time, pouncing on Lyle Taylor’s slip and rifling his finish across Long from 25 yards out.Tottenham: Vorm; Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters; Sissoko (Alli 65), Wanyama, Dembele; Lamela, Llorente (Son 59), Kane (Nkoudou 78).See also:Pochettino: Kane could be a one-club manWinks not ready to return – PochettinoSpurs v AFC Wimbledon player ratingsTottenham youngster completes loan move Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Hannah Thompson-Weeman, vice president of communications at the Animal Agriculture AllianceA recent report published in the Lancet medical journal claims that people must drastically reduce their meat and dairy consumption to be healthy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the report may make for sensational headlines, it ignores evidence about meat and dairy foods’ positive role in healthy diets and environmental sustainability.The EAT Forum, the organization behind the report, is a privately funded think tank based in Oslo, Norway, and the Lancet is a UK-based medical journal. Their prescriptive global diet severely limits meat and dairy consumption, drastically departing from U.S. dietary guidance. Quantity and calorie caps apply to staple foods, including:Beef (or lamb): one-quarter ounce per day (7g)Pork: one-quarter ounce per day (7g)Dairy: 250 grams per day — about one glass of milkChicken: one ounce per day (29g)Eggs: less than half an ounce per day — about 1/5 of an eggFish: about one ounce per day – limited to 40 caloriesThe EAT-Lancet Commission comprises a small group of researchers and does not represent a global consensus of scientific experts in animal agriculture, nutrition or sustainability. U.S.-based experts have weighed in and expressed concerns about the report.“It’s shocking that after years of promoting a groundbreaking report, EAT-Lancet’s own analysis shows the commission’s recommended diet has almost no environmental benefit over business-as-usual scenarios,” said Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., professor and air quality extension specialist at the University of California-Davis. “While EAT-Lancet claims its reference diet would decrease greenhouse gas emissions, the commission’s fundamentally flawed data fail to account for methane reduction that occurs naturally, as methane remains in the atmosphere for only 10 years. The carbon emissions from all the flights required for the commission’s global launch tour will have a much longer impact than that of methane from livestock animals.”At the Animal Agriculture Alliance, we believe that caring for our families, our health and our homes unites people around the world. U.S. farmers and ranchers understand this and are producing more nutrient-dense meat and dairy more efficiently than ever before. As we all look to choose food that is good for us and good for the planet, the alliance believes everyone should have the facts. It’s up to all of us in agriculture to help combat misinformation and highlight the role of meat, poultry, dairy and eggs in a healthy, sustainable diet.Farmers and ranchers can help mitigate the influence of this report by sharing positive and factual information about animal agriculture’s sustainability story. The alliance has many resources to help you do just that. A few tidbits:Animal agriculture is responsible for just 4 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and less than half of total agriculture emissions.S. dairy farming has reduced the carbon footprint of every gallon of milk produced by two-thirds since 1944, making 60% more milk with 60% fewer cows.Vitamin B12 is essential to brain health and is only found naturally in animal-based foods.You can find more information about the report and resources for discussing it by visiting http://resources.animalagalliance.org/climatefoodfacts. We also invite you to join the conversation online using #ClimateFoodFacts. Let’s all come together to make sure our consumers and customers have the facts about animal agriculture’s commitment to continuous improvement and providing a sustainable and healthy food supply.