Level 1 Coaching Course Opens Today

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA, will begin a two-week Level 1 Course to nearly 40 coaches drawn from clubs and communities in and around Monrovia at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, beginning at 9a.m, today.According to CAF Coach Instructor Francis Tamba, the course will benefit participants who will pursue career in soccer coaching. “They are being prepared for CAF Coaching License D,” he said.The course’s coordinator is Mr. Barron Karr, secretary general of the Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA. Lecturers will include Emmanuel Baffoe, Gbobor T. Gbliwon and M. Kennedy Musue, who are also being groomed for CAF License B certificates, Tamba said.Also to serve as lectures will be CAF Coaching Instructors Francis Tamba and Henry Brown, who is also technical director of the Liberia Football Association, and subjects will include practical and theory of the game.“There will be intensive examination on the rules and responsibilities of coaches; coaching philosophy; how to impart coaching knowledge to players; mini-soccer, along with key techniques, among others,” Tamba told the Daily Observer yesterday.last_img read more

McCain: keep personal lives private

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who remarried one month after his 1980 divorce, said Friday that the personal lives of White House hopefuls shouldn’t become an issue in the 2008 campaign. “I would like to see this campaign conducted on past record and ambition for the future,” McCain told reporters after a fundraising luncheon in Charlotte, N.C. McCain’s call to keep personal lives private came the same week that chief rival Rudy Giuliani asked for privacy as he deals with strained relationships within his family, including estrangement from his children. The Arizona senator’s remarks also came as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential candidate for the GOP nomination, admitted to having an affair at the same time he was leading the effort to impeach President Clinton for allegations of perjury connected with the president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.last_img read more

New high school exit exam results out today

first_imgWHITTIER – Area high school districts learn today how their students performed on the statewide exit exam as the California Department of Education releases results of tests taken this school year. Last year, all three Whittier-area districts — Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, Whittier Union High School, and El Rancho Unified — had at least 90 percent of their students pass the test, which all high school students are now required to pass for graduation. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Abdallah strike soars Kenya over Tanzania

first_imgCoach Francis Kimanzi handed first team debuts to several of his players. Anthony Wambani who has been playing his trade in the Swedish third tier with Vasalund IF was handed a role in midfield while Ulinzi Stars’ Oscar Wamalwa also had his chance starting in attack.Samuel Odhiambo, a late call up to replace injured Brian Bwire was also handed his national team debut with youngster Timothy Odhiambo starting on the bench.Stars got into the lead early, Hassan striking a low shot past keeper Aishi Manula after being teed up nicely inside the box by debutant Wamalwa.But  the Tanzanians did not flicker despite conceding early and had two chances to get back on level terms. In the seventh minute, Athumani Miraji tried his luck with a freekick from the edge of the area but it went just over.Harambee stars forward Abdallah Hassan attempts to stop Tanzania’s Mohammed ‘Tshabalala’ Hussein during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Arena on December 8, 2019. Photo/Timothy OlobuluTwo minutes later, Muzamiru Yassin picked the ball from range and went for a shot, but Odhiambo smothered it behind for a corner.On the other end , Hassan should have scored his second of the evening but his shot from the edge of the area went over.Some neat play after Kevin Kimani had won the ball on the left saw Lawrence Juma tee up the Bandari man after a lovely flick from Kenneth Muguna, but he could not keep his shot down.On the half hour mark, Wamalwa had a go at goal when he controlled David Owino’s cross inside the box, but his eventual effort with a volley went wide.Tanzania had been pressing Kenya forcing them to play in their own half, but Kimanzi’s boys stuck to their tactical discipline to endure they did not leave spaces behind them.Harambee stars midfielder Kenneth Muguna controls the ball under pressure from Tanzania’s Mohammed ‘Tshabalala’ Hussein during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Arena on December 8, 2019. Photo/Timothy OlobuluTypical of how they started the first half, Stars started the second with as much pace and desire. Ten minutes in, Bakari Mwamnyeto made a vital  clearance to turn the ball behind for a corner and get the ball, of Wamalwa’s path with an open goalmouth.On the hour mark, Wamalwa came close off a counter when he took a brilliant run on the right but his final effort hit the side netting.Kimanzi then swung into his first change, Kimani coming off for Clifton Miheso in a like for like switch. With 10 minutes left, Wambani was rested for Whyvonne Isuza, the only player in the squad that was part of the 2017 squad.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Abdallah Hassan celebrates after scoring Kenya’s goal against Tanzania during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on December 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 8 – Harambee Stars started their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title defense with a hard earned 1-0 victory over Tanzania in their Group B opening match at the Lugogo Complex on Sunday evening.Bandari FC forward Abdallah Hassan scored the lone goal in the fourth minute as Stars rose to the summit of the group with maximum points after Sudan and Zanzibar shared spoils in the first match in a 1-1 draw.last_img read more

How Liverpool could line up on opening day – with FOUR new signings

first_img Midfield: Jordan Henderson Midfield: Adam Lallana 11 11 Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk 11 Right-back: Nathanel Clyne 11 Midfield: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 11 Forward: Mohamed Salah (from Roma) Left-back: Joe Gomez 11 11 Forward: Roberto Firmino 11 Liverpool’s first game of the Premier League season has been announced and fans will not be able to wait.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will travel to Watford on the opening day and they could be a new-look side after a busy summer of transfer activity.READ MORE: Liverpool news: Premier League fixtures 2017-18 – Every Reds game revealedThey could have new faces on the bench as well as the starting line up, as the Merseysiders look to take the league and Champions League by storm.They will probably sign a new left-back, having had James Milner fill in the role in 2016/17, while they have been strongly linked with bidding to sign Virgil van Dijk, Josh Tymon, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mohamed Salah from Southampton, Hull City, Lazio and Roma respectively.READ MORE: Premier League 2017/18: Super Computer predicts table after five games of new seasonSo how could the Reds line up at Vicarage Road on the weekend of August 12/13? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted XI in a 4-3-3 formation and comment below with your thoughts… 11 Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) 11 Centre-back: Dejan Lovren 11 Forward: Philippe Coutinholast_img read more

Antelope Valley Weekend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company will perform “The Snow Queen,” dance variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jazz pieces to the music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform the Brandenburg “Sinfonia” and “Sleepers Awake” plus holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs will perform holiday songs at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. The Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi Gold” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 11 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $30; $25 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $16; $8 for children. Call (661) 723-5950. Country singer-songwriters Craig Morgan and George Canyon will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $37 and $33. Call (661) 723-5950. The Antelope Valley Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $26; $14 for children. Call (661) 723-5950. last_img read more

TRAVEL WARNING: ICE, HAIL AND SNOW CAUSING DIFFICULTIES ON ROADS

first_imgMOTORISTS are being urged to drive with care this morning across Donegal.A weather warning remains in place until later today with showers falling increasingly as snow above 200-300 m with a mixture of rain, hail, sleet and snow to lower levels.Accumulating snow may lead to travel disruption on routes over high ground, whilst icy stretches are also likely to form more generally on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption today. TRAVEL WARNING: ICE, HAIL AND SNOW CAUSING DIFFICULTIES ON ROADS was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:alertdonegaliceMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more

Calls to repair ‘dangerous subsidence’ on road in east Donegal

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said that ‘dangerous subsidence’ on an east Donegal road is posing a serious road safety problem.Councillor Gerry Crawford said the busy regional road in Carrickmore, between Derry (via St Johnston) and Lifford, s looking for the County Council to take action.Crawford told Donegal Daily: “The road carries a very high volume of traffic throughout the year, including HGVs and cross-border traffic. “The road, up until August 10th, was used as a nightly diversion when repairs on the A5 were taking place.“It is of strategic importance and it is incredibly busy but this dangerous subsidence is not being properly marked.”A traffic cone, with a tied on hi-vis jacket, has been positioned near the area in question to warn drivers of the danger, but Crawford insists that has already been blown from its position more than once.“The cone has been blown into the culvert and lifted out already today (Weds) and it is something that needs immediate action because it has the potential to cause a serious accident,” Crawford explained. “The Donegal County Council have been informed and I am now waiting on them to take action.”Calls to repair ‘dangerous subsidence’ on road in east Donegal was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Scientists Not Prepared for Evil

first_img(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.Two articles about rogue nations underscore the importance of morality for science.In Iran, a shady market for papers flourishes (Science Magazine). Readers of scientific papers naively assume that the authors are honest. It presupposes a moral code among scientists: to understand nature, everyone must report findings correctly, striving to maintain the dignity and integrity of science. This story shows that one cannot assume everyone follows that moral standard. A shady business of papers-for-hire is flourishing in Iran. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Richard Stone reports, there’s been a 20-fold increase in ghost-written theses and journal papers for hire:It’s unknown how many papers and theses are ginned up under false pretenses. In 2014, a member of Iran’s Academy of Sciences estimated that each year as many as 5000 theses—roughly 10% of all master’s and Ph.D. theses awarded in Iran—are bought from dealers. In a recent Google search, Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani, a civil engineering professor at Sharif University of Technology here who has shined a light on the practice (Science, 18 March, p. 1273), says he found 330,000 links to paper sellers in Farsi. He estimates there are at least a couple of thousand such operations in Iran. Iranian scientists publish about 30,000 papers a year in international journals, a 20-fold increase since the 1979 revolution (Science, 4 September 2015, p. 1029). Purchased publications “damage the reputation of large numbers of Iranian scientists who don’t cheat, and erode the trust of the international scientific community,” possibly endangering collaborations, says Hossein Akhani, a biologist at the University of Tehran.A similar scandal is occurring in China, Stone says. What’s the solution? There ought to be a law! But what if the lawmakers are shady operators, too? Evolutionists will have a particular problem with this situation. They can’t say it’s wrong, because their own theories of cooperation make cheaters part of the equation. According to their “game theory” equations, cheaters and cooperators always emerge in an uneasy mix. It’s all natural selection.North Korea’s nukes are nearly ready for launch. Now what? (New Scientist). Science can describe how atomic bombs and missiles work, but it cannot stop their evil use. New Scientist (emphasis on scientist) is worried that North Korea could nuke America. “Kim Jong-un may soon be able to hit his neighbours, and even the continental US, with Hiroshima-sized nuclear weapons,” Deborah MacKenzie writes. “It’s time to make sure he doesn’t hit the button.” We don’t need more equations, in other words. We need strong deterrence from strong leadership. Scientists can inform policy makers, but cannot explain why evil exists.Like we say: what will scientists say if North Korea nukes their labs? If it’s all evolution, so be it. Stuff happens.last_img read more

Jerome Greer Chandler

first_imgJerome was a two-time winner of the Best Maintenance Feature competition at the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards and was also a former contributor to Air Transport World and Aviation Week & Space Technology.His book on the windshear-related crash of Delta Air Lines Flight 191 was a best-seller, and the subsequent television film – Fire & Rain – premiered on the USA Network.Chandler who is an air safety expert has appeared on NPR, PBS’s Nova series, CNN, ABC, MSNBC and the National Geographic Channel.Aviation safety is more than academic for Jerry. Two relatives have perished in separate commercial airline crashes over the years, one in the infamous Braniff Electra tragedy of September 1959.Jerry passed away on August 15, 2019.Read his tribute here.last_img read more