CDC Rep. Aspirant Takes Issue with Sen. Teahjay

first_imgThe newly chosen representative aspirant of Montserrado County District # 16 for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Dixon Wlawlee Seboe, has reacted to Sinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay’s statement that the “CDC of Sen. George Weah will not win the Borough of New Kru Town,” and that if it happens, “it would be over my dead body.”Mr. Seboe said Senator Teahjay is gambling his life for the Unity Party (UP) in what he called “an unrealistic statement.”The CDC representative aspirant told the Daily Observer on Sunday that the Senator’s remarks “are completely out of order because the CDC will definitely win the Borough of New Kru Town in the October 10 elections, just as in past elections.”It may be recalled that during an evening radio show on the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), the UP executive member stated that the ruling Unity Party will win the Borough of New Kru Town in the ensuing elections. He said the CDC, that won the borough in the past three elections, would not succeed as long as he is alive.Some political commentators indicated that the Sinoe County Senator is known for his frivolous political remarks, and cited what he said in 2005 that, “Hair should grow in my palm if Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the UP wins the elections.” Madam Sirleaf won the elections and Sen. Teahjay, without a strand of hair in his palm, dismissed the matter as “mere political talk”. Last Friday, June 16, delegates from Montserrado County District # 16 voted for Dixon W. Seboe to replace Rep. Dr. Edward Forh, who sought what was described as a hat-trick (3rd term) in the CDC legislative primaries.Mr. Seboe graduated from the University of Liberia (UL) (Cum Laude) in Mathematics, earned an MBA from the Colorado State University in the United States, and another MBA in Finance from the Cuttington University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Project Appraisal and Risk Management from Duke University, USA.He currently works as the Senior Manager for Compliance for MTN Liberia and MTN Guinea Bissau. He previously served as Customs Commissioner at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).“Our focus will be on education and health because by educating the young people and giving them the necessary skills, we will empower them. We believe that education can transform this country and there’s a need to educate our people, especially those who have the energy and are ready to learn,” Seboe said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – CDC Representative Aspirant Dixon W. Seboe and Sen. J. Milton Teahjaylast_img read more

DD Fitness: Real healthy recipes

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness guru gives you three recipes that you can use to make a healthy and delicious, day of food.The one thing that I hear time and time again is that people find it hard to make healthy food taste good.So, here is a full day of food It has everything from breakfast to dessert and not only is it healthy AND tastes great, but I have also got the calories, protein, carbs and fat worked out for you. We will start with Breakfast and these are a favourite of my Rushe Fitness members in our Lean in 2019 program.The next one starts on April 1st and you can book your place through the link belowhttps://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/.BACON ‘N’ EGG MUFFINSINGREDIENTS 6 Eggs2 rashers of Bacon1 small Onion, finely diced1 tsp dried Oregano½ tsp of Chilli Powder 1 tbsp Olive OilHOW TO PREPAREPreheat oven to 180c (160f), 350f, Gas Mark 4. Line a muffin tinwith 4 paper cases.In a bowl whisk the eggs & seasoning together.In a small frying pan, using the olive oil, fry the bacon until crispy. Allow time to cool slightly. And chop/crumble the bacon.Add the bacon & onion to the egg mix. Beat well & dividebetween the 4 muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until firm.Serve with a nice cup of coffee and you are good to go.X KCAL XG FAT XG PROTEIN XG CARBS124KCAL – 13.2G FAT – 10.2G PROTEIN – 3.2G CARBS – SERVES 2Next on the menu will be lunch and we will be having a light lunch because dinner will be fit for a King.SATAY CHICKEN STICKSINGREDIENTS6 Chicken Drumsticks, skin removed6 Chicken Thighs, skin removedMarinade1 Lime, zest & juice2 Lemongrass stalks, chopped5cm fresh Ginger, peeled &chopped3 Garlic Cloves2 tbsp Nut Butter160ml Coconut Cream1 tsp Turmeric1 tsp Cumin1 tbsp dried CorianderHOW TO PREPARESlash cuts into flesh of drumsticks & thighs. Place in large dish.In a blender add all marinade ingredients & blend untilsmooth.Pour marinade over the chicken & rub it in. Place in fridge forat least 2 hours.Heat oven to 190c (170 fan), 375f, Gas Mark 5.Line baking sheet(s) with foil & roast chicken for 1 hour and serve.302 KCAL – 17G FAT – 34G PROTEIN – 3G CARB PER THIGH AND DRUMSTICKNow we come to dinner and as we have been good all morning, we are going to treat ourselves.This isn’t just any steak… It will be the best steak you have ever tasted.CHIMICHURRI STEAKINGREDIENTS2x200g Irish Sirloin Steaks1 tbsp Olive OilPinch of Rock SaltDressing½ bunch of Parsley, chopped2 tsp crushed Garlic½ Onion, finely chopped½ Red Pepper, finely chopped125ml Olive Oil2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar1 tbsp dried Chilli FlakesHOW TO PREPAREMake Chimichurri dressing by thoroughly mixing together all theingredients in a small bowl.Heat a grill pan/griddle on medium heat. Rub steaks with oil. Seasonwith rock salt. Cook on griddle.Serve with the dressing.Steak Cooking TimesRare – 3 minutes one side & flip. Cook for 2-3 minsMedium – 4 mins one side & flip. Cook for 3-4 mins.Well Done – 5 mins both sides.545 KCAL – 33G FAT – 61G PROTEIN – 2G CARBS SERVES 2You will be serving this with some;Mustard Mash Potatoes.INGREDIENTS400g White Potatoes, peeled& quartered100ml Milk75g Butter2 tbsp Dijon MustardHOW TO PREPARE In a pan bring slightly salted water to the boil & addthe potato. Cook for 10-12 mins until the potato is softenough to mash.Drain the potatoes, add butter, milk & mustard &mash thoroughly.218 KCAL – 12G FAT – 4G PROTEIN – 25G CARBS – SERVES 4MINT SMASHED PEASINGREDIENTS50g Garden Peas1 tsp Butter1tsp dried MintHOW TO PREPAREBoil peas for 3 mins in a small saucepan.Thoroughly drain.Add butter & dried mint, stir in and then mash withfork or potato masher until smashed in appearance.117KCAL – 8G FAT – 3G PROTEIN – 7G CARBS – SERVERS 1Finally, what would dinner be without a dessert?BANANA ICE-CREAMINGREDIENTS4 ripe Bananas50g Almonds2 tbsp Maple Syrup2 tsp Maple Syrup100ml tinned CoconutCream1 tsp Vanilla ExtractHOW TO PREPAREPeel & slice bananas & place them in the freezer for 3 hours.Put almonds in food processor & grind them. Or use50g of ground almonds. Mix the almonds with two tspof syrup. And set to one side.In a clean food processor mix the frozen bananaswith coconut milk, vanilla & 2 tbsp of syrup.Serve immediately & top with the almond mixture.279 KCAL – 12G FAT – 5G PROTEIN – 35G CARBS – SERVES 4And there you have it.A healthy and delicious day of food and everything worked out for you.Give them a try and be sure to let me know what you think of them.#Leanin2019My Members get recipes like these and more in our Lean in 2019 program.The next one starts on April 1st and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/DD Fitness: Real healthy recipes was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:dd fitnessDonegal fitnessfitnesshealthy eatinghealthy livinglast_img read more

Mistakes cost Redwoods in loss

first_imgCollege of the Redwoods watched a slim lead evaporate as Pacific 7 Conference counterpart Los Medanos scored two touchdowns within 15 seconds to start the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Redwoods 21-18 Saturday afternoon at Community Stadium.Redwoods led 11-8 to begin the fourth quarter. Los Medanos began the final frame with the ball after Redwoods center Dontae Mims sent a snap well above the head of quarterback Alex Adams, who was unable to track it down before a herd of Los Medanos …last_img

Mobile driving ‘huge growth’ in Africa

first_img13 November 2012 Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, and with transparent regulation and the necessary spectrum allocations, the mobile industry could fuel the growth of 14.9-million new jobs in the region between 2015 and 2020, according to a GSMA report. The GSMA, which represents mobile operators worldwide, on Tuesday released its “Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Observatory” report, based on research from Deloitte and offering a comprehensive evaluation of the region’s mobile industry and its socio-economic impact.44 percent annual growth since 2000 According to the report, sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile market has enjoyed a prodigious average annual growth rate of 44 percent since 2000, which has seen mobile connections surging to 475-million, compared to just 12.3-million fixed line connections, representing the highest proportion of mobile versus fixed line connections in the world. “The region has some of the highest levels of mobile internet usage globally,” the GSMA said in a statement on Tuesday. “In Zimbabwe and Nigeria, mobile accounts for over half of all web traffic at 58.1 percent and 57.9 percent respectively, compared to a 10 percent global average. 3G penetration levels are forecast to grow by 46 percent through 2016 as the use of mobile-specific services develops.”Huge economic impact This growth has delivered huge economic benefits, the report states, directly contributing US$32-billion, or 4.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), to the sub-Saharan African economy. Approximately 3.5-million full-time jobs are attributed to the region’s mobile industry, which has also spurred a wave of technology and content innovation, according to the report. “More than 50 ‘innovation hubs’, which develop local skills and content in the field of ICT services, have been created, including the Hive Colab in Uganda, the iHub in Kenya, and Limbe Labs in Cameroon.” There are more than 80 mobile money operations for the “unbanked” across Africa, compared to 36 in Asia, the second most popular region for these services, the report notes, adding: “Safaricom’s M-PESA mobile money transfer service in Kenya has achieved greater scale than any other service in the world.”‘Governments must enable the industry’ “Mobile has already revolutionised African society ,and yet demand still continues to grow by almost 50 percent a year,” Tom Phillips, the GSMA’s chief government and regulatory affairs officer, said in the statement. “To create an environment that supports and encourages this immense growth, it is imperative that governments work in partnership with mobile operators to enable the industry to thrive throughout the region, ultimately providing affordable options to connect its citizens.” Despite investments of US$16.5-billion over the past five years aimed mainly at expanding network capacity, sub-Saharan Africa faces a looming “capacity and coverage crunch” in terms of available mobile spectrum, the GSMA warns.Spectrum ‘crunch’ threatens growth The current amount of spectrum allocated to mobile services in sub-Saharan Africa is amongst the lowest worldwide, with some countries allocating as little as 80MHz, compared to developed markets where allocation for mobile exceeds 500MHz. “With mobile internet traffic forecast to grow 25-fold over the next four years, there will be a considerable increase in network congestion unless governments across the region take urgent steps to release new spectrum, in line with the recommendations of the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference,” the GSMA said. “This includes capacity in the ‘digital dividend’ (700-800 MHz) band and the 2.6 GHz band, and also liberalising existing licence agreements to allow the deployment of high-speed UMTS and LTE networks in the 900 and 1800MHz bands.” The effect of such a spectrum release would be dramatic, the GSMA predicts, contributing to the creation of 14.9-million new jobs between 2015 and 2020 and adding up to $40-billion, or 0.54 percent, to the region’s GDP by 2016. “In many sub-Saharan African countries, mobile broadband is the only possible route to deliver the internet to consumers,” said Deloitte telecommunications partner Chris Williams. “However, to maximise the potential gains, governments need to continue to support the development of mobile broadband, notably through the provision of appropriate spectrum. The current spectrum allocations across the region lag behind those of developed countries and, unless increased, seem likely to raise costs of provision, challenge investment decisions and increase network congestion.”High taxation, over-regulation High levels of government taxation and new regulation also threaten to limit the growth of mobile services across the region, according to the report. Africa has the highest taxation, as a proportion of the cost of mobile ownership, among developing regions worldwide, with taxes on handset and mobile devices much higher than elsewhere. “There is also a worrying trend of new taxes being introduced on essential mobile services,” the GSMA said. “For instance, the Kenyan government recently announced a new 10 percent tax on money transfer services, threatening the economic viability of the service in the future.” The report also identifies approvals for tower and fibre deployment as the single biggest obstacle to investment by the mobile community in sub-Saharan Africa. New tower and fibre deployment is urgently needed to cope with the region’s traffic growth, the report argues, and could be aided by simplifying national and local regulations and approval processes, especially with regards to rights of way. “Tackling stifling regulation, addressing high taxation and implementing a harmonised approach to future spectrum allocation will further boost the success story of mobile across the continent,” Phillips said. “There is not only the potential to lift millions out of poverty, but also the opportunity to ensure that Africa benefits from global economies of scale in terms of both network technology and mobile devices.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Wet weather puts Ohio alfalfa farmers on hold for 2nd cutting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Doug House’s territory in north central and northeast Ohio hasn’t seen as much rain as other parts of the state, but in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, House tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that there has been enough rain to cause area alfalfa farmers to get a bit antsy as wet fields delay 2nd cutting and may cut into the quality of the forage.last_img

Grant funds effort to prep students for biobased careers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Students at The Ohio State University and Central State University, a historically black university in Wilberforce, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant designed to develop leaders for the bioeconomy industry in Ohio and nationwide.Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is overseeing a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to create a consortium of 20 participating universities and industry partners.The grant is part of a three-year project to train the future workforce in the bioeconomy industry. The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) will be led by Ohio State, said Dennis Hall, director of Ohio State’s Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC). The center works to expedite the commercialization of bioproducts.Biobased fuels and products are those made from crops and waste from farms that can be sustainably used to create energy, fuels, and biobased products, Hall said.The project’s goal is to train 60 students over three years in the area of biobased technology to increase the number of students pursuing leadership positions in bioeconomy-related careers, he said. Those jobs include chemical and mechanical engineers; biochemists; agricultural engineers; genetic engineers and scientists; and regulation compliance workers, among others.“According to a U.S. Department of Energy study, biobased economic development has the potential to utilize up to a billion tons of renewable biomass as a source for energy, transportation fuel, and products, which can create an estimated 1.1 million jobs in the U.S.,” Hall said. “It can also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 400 million tons per year.”The project will recruit a team consisting of a student and faculty member from each of the participating 20 colleges and universities. The students will spend a year in leadership training in the bioeconomy industry. The training will include one-on-one mentoring with industry leaders, feedback on career preparation and academic training needs, internship and externship opportunities, and workshop and conference participation.“The ultimate goal is to increase student engagement, knowledge and skills in the bioeconomy industry to increase the bioeconomic workforce,” Hall said. “We are excited to be working with partner universities and industry to develop the leadership skills necessary to realize this vision.”In addition to Ohio State and Central State University, participating universities include:  Alabama A&M University; Auburn University; the University of Arizona; California State University, Fresno; Colorade State University; Delaware State University; Iowa State University; Louisiana State University; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State University; North Dakota State University; Oklahoma State University; Rutgers University; the State University of New York; Missouri State University; University of Tennessee; and West Virginia University.Jim Lane, publisher of the daily Biofuels Digest, will serve as the chair of the project’s external advisory committee.“The bioeconomy industry will need highly educated young people with excellent skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary business settings,” Lane said. “CABLE will surround these students with academic, industrial and governmental relationships to help them champion workforce development priorities.”According to a recent Federal Activities Report on the bioeconomy, the industry is still in its infancy.“In order for the U.S. to remain a global leader in the use of biobased resources, public-private partnerships will be key to the development of breakthrough technologies,” Hall said. “CABLE will provide an industrial ecosystem for these relationships to develop.”The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, a recognized leader in the commercialization of biobased products, has worked to help commercialize sevevral bioenergy companies including Quasar Energy Group, a leading biomass-to-energy (biogas production) firm headquartered in Cleveland.last_img read more

“Wawel” GC2CZCX GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 28, 2011

first_img“Wawel”How about some castle caching, with a dash of dragon lore? The traditional geocache “Wawel” (GC2CZCX) can be found in Krakow, Poland. The GPS coordinates deliver geocachers to an impressive architectural complex called “Wawel” on the banks of the Vistula River.Geocachers discover museums, a castle, and a cathedral. The history of the site is thousands of years old. According to the cache page, Neanderthals left their mark in nearby caves. The strategic location continued to play a role throughout European history. Legend even tells of a dragon that once lived in the caves under the limestone hill.The cache owner, toczygroszek, encourages adventurers to explore the history of the site. He writes, “If I wanted to describe all buildings, museums and stories connected with Wawel, I would have to write a book. So the best idea is that you visit this place to see the unique character of Wawel yourself.””Wawel”Wawel DragonThe difficulty two, terrain two geocache has been logged more than 200 times. It’s also accumulated more than a dozen Favorite Points.  One geocacher who logged the cache wrote, “Found [the cache] after a brilliant visit to the state apartments and cathedral (and dragons cave). Krakow and its people are a constant delight.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDracula’s Castle – GC5D8 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 29, 2012November 28, 2012In “Community”Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2014In “Community”Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Bishnois protest against chinkara poaching in Rajasthan

first_imgAmid reports that the demand for meat has fuelled poaching of endangered chinkaras in the Bikaner and Shekhawati regions, a large number of wildlife lovers and members of the Bishnoi community staged a demonstration outside Aranya Bhavan, headquarters of the Forest Department, here on Wednesday.Endangered statusThe poaching has been going on despite the chinkara enjoying the status of an endangered animal with the highest protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The Bishnoi sect, which protects animals and trees as part of its religious beliefs, zealously guards chinkaras in the Marwar region where it lives in majority.The protesters raised slogans and submitted a memorandum, addressed to Chief Wildlife Warden G.V. Reddy, asking why the Forest Department was silent on the hunting of gazelles, even though the poaching was being reported with regularity. The areas where Bishnois do not reside have witnessed a sharp increase in these instances.All India Bishnoi Mahasabha executive member Ram Niwas Bishnoi said seven chinkara carcasses were recovered recently in the Shekhawati region with the poachers revealing that they sell the gazelle meat for ₹150 per kg or ₹.2,000 for the complete animal body. “These claims should be verified through an impartial investigation and hunters arrested without delay,” he said.Representatives of the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India and Bishnoi Tiger Force, who also joined the demonstration, said they were baffled by the Rajasthan government’s silence when the endangered animals which gave a unique identity to the State were being hunted.Demand for meatThe chinkaras are being poached allegedly by the Bawaria community, a Scheduled Caste whose traditional occupation is hunting, at the behest of wealthy local people fond of meat. The instances of poaching go up during winters when there is an inflow of tourists in the desert State.“The hunters don’t dare to come to the areas near Jodhpur where there is a big population of Bishnois. They know we will catch them…They take advantage of lack of awareness among the people in other regions and neglect of the government authorities,” said Mr. Bishnoi.last_img read more

Staying the course

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “We cannot take them for granted and we cannot relax. We need to be focused,” he said. “Actually we’re worried as we strive to be consistent (in this conference).”Magnolia, after frustrating NorthPort on Wednesday night, returns to action to face also-ran Blackwater in the 7 p.m. contest.This is also an important game for the Hotshots, who could seal a place in the playoffs with a win but still won’t be out of the bottom half of the draw in the next round.“We need to stay hungry. We need to have the proper mind-set in the next 24 hours,” Hotshots coach Chito Victolero said.The Hotshots will definitely be the more tired team coming into this contest, having also played last Sunday, losing, 97-93, to Barangay Ginebra in overtime in the most-watched game of the tournament so far.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Mojdeh dominates older foes for five Batang Pinoy golds “There’ still a lot of work to do. We’re just focusing on our target (of winning our remaining games),” said TNT coach Bong Ravena, whose squad is at 6-3 and capable of catching idle Rain or Shine for the second-best record after the eliminations.The Texters will close out against ousted NorthPort on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBarangay Ginebra is the only other team that can match that, with the Gin Kings having a 5-3 record.Ravena said that his team needs complete focus and definitely cannot take the Dyip lightly. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Roger Pogoy has been the man of the hour for the Texters. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBeing one of two teams left with a chance to forge a playoff for the last quarterfinal bonus, TNT KaTropa cranks up its drive to get there when the red-hot Texters battle Columbian on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Dominant in their last four games and not having a tournament heavyweight left for the rest of their elimination round schedule, the Texters square off with the Dyip in the 4:30 p.m. game even as Magnolia plays for the third straight game day looking to fortify its playoff bid.ADVERTISEMENT As things stand, the 2018 Governors’ Cup champions are in seventh spot with a 4-5 record. A sweep of their last two games could put them smack in the middle of the race—something Victolero would rather focus on rather than feel sorry for having lost some close games.“It’s tough, but we have to man up and stay together,” he said. “We just have to bond together to pull through.”Blackwater, which currently holds a 2-8 record, will try to snap a two-game slide and end the conference triumphantly.Columbian, for its part, is in dire need of a victory to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more