The 22nd edition of the Mayors Cup knock-out tournament will continue this Saturday, May 28 with a double header at the Den Amstel Ground; the Beavers will face off with Eagles at 14:00hrs while Uitvlugt will take on Herstelling at 16:00 Hrs.Sunday’s action will feature another double header, this time at the Victoria Ground. BV Triumph will battle Mahaica at 18:30Hrs and Golden Grove will face off against Cougars are 20:30Hrs.The top four prizes have been put up by Aruwai Resorts, Ansa McAl, John Fernandes and German’s Restaurant respectively.The winner of the tournament will receive 0,000 and a trophy from Aruwai Resort. The Runner up team will receive 0,000 and the Ansa McAl trophy, third placed team will receive 0,000 and a trophy from John Fernandes while fourth place finisher will take home 0,000 and the Minister of State Trophy. Winners will also receive hampers from Ricks and Sari.Top scorer of the tournament will be rewarded with a 3-piece suite from AH&L Kissoon.
Dr. Dougbeh Nyan, National Orator for Liberia’s 169th Independence Anniversary, yesterday called on all Liberians to reject anyone who is calling for instability and war. “We want peace,” he declared. “We want NO MORE WAR!” he demanded. The renowned medical doctor and research scientist borrowed from his medical background to implore Liberians who want war to fight diseases instead. “Let the syringes be our guns and solutions be our bullets,” he told the national Independence Day audience gathered at the Centennial Pavilion yesterday. As an intellectual, he urged those who want to fight to “fight poverty and ignorance. Let the pencils be our guns and the papers be our bullets. Imploring further those who want to fight, the Independence Orator urged them to fight corruption. Said he, “Let sincerity be our guns and honesty our bullets.”The war Liberians must fight, Dr. Nyan insisted, must also include the war against hatred. “Let love be our guns and peace, our bullets. Let us encourage each other with our progressive ideas so as to rebuild this country and once again make Liberia the pride of Africa and the envy of the world. This is theLiberia we must continue to build,” he added.Yesterday’s Centennial Pavilion audience was so thrilled with Orator Nyan’s accent on peace instead of war that they accorded him thunderous ovations for each of his remarks with which he defined the guns and the bullets we should employ in these wars we must fight—the wars against ignorance, poverty, disease; the wars against hatred and corruption.It is simply amazing that we have scarcely less than a year to go before we chose a new leadership for Liberia. Yet many who have expressed disappointment with the current government, which has hardly two more years left in office, have been calling for “regime change,” “interim government,” and some a removal by whatever means.These are yet the same people who were victims of the civil war and spent years in exile, or who remained in country happily eating dogs or starving nearly to death. They have forgotten the pain and suffering of exile; or the displacement, hunger and even death of many who remained. We remember a grandmother who ran to a friend one day in 1991 weeping with the announcement that her two-year-old granddaughter had died from hunger! Dubgeh Nayan was already abroad working in medical and scientific research during the war, but as a passionate nationalist, he kept abreast of the news coming out of Liberia, the pain, suffering of the people, the tens of thousands of children lost during the war, either to hunger or to war itself as child soldiers; the thousands who suffered and are still victimized by trauma that resulted from their own involvement in the war or being victims of it.All of this causes this highly educated Liberian, this accomplished young scientist to come to the conclusion that most of his compatriots have reached—that WAR IS NOT GOOD.Yes, look at how it exterminated hundreds of thousands of our people, destroyed our infrastructure, setting Liberia 50 years behind. Look how it either killed or drove away most or all of our professionals and left the country destitute in all aspects. Have those who are preaching strife and war not yet realizedthat the primary reason why our educational system and most other things in the country are backward is because of this deadly and devastating war we fought against ourselves?Do these warmongers also not realize that the people who chiefly benefitted from our war were the foreign businesspeople, who were mostly unaffected and remained behind to take complete control of all the business opportunities in the country? By the time some business-minded Liberians returned, business was more firmly entrenched in the hands of foreigners than it had ever been. It was because of the war that so many precious pieces of property were sold, or leased into perpetuity. Yes, all another war will do is to drive from the country Liberians who are now striving to pick up the pieces, and leave the country again in the hands of foreigners.Orator Nyan took pains to plead with his fellow Liberians to wage war, yes, not against one another, but against—the three horses of apocalypse—ignorance, poverty and disease; against corruption; against hatred.This hatred about which Dr. Nyan spoke is not only hatred against one another, but hatred against our country, Liberia. Perhaps it is a bit too harsh to say Liberians hate one another and their country. The big problem is that Liberians just do not love one another, nor do they love their country. If the absence of love is hate, then yes, Dr. Nyan is right. We should fight self-hatred with all our might. Let love be our guns and peace our bullets. There is no weapon more powerful than love. When we Liberians come to love one another and our country, no foreigner or foreign force, however powerful, will be able to stand before us. Love will make us impregnable, and no power on earth will be able to defeat us.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 33-year-old taxi driver was on Wednesday slapped with a rape charge and remanded to prison.Shadeo Pooran of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The charge alleged that on September 27, 2019, at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration with a 12-year-old.The matter was heard in-camera. According to reports, the child was standing at Mocha, East Bank Demerara when Pooran, who was driving a car, stopped and offered her a drop home. However, the man allegedly took a detour and drove to his residence where he reportedly carried out the act. The 12-year-old told her parents what had transpired and the Police were notified. Following an investigation, Pooran was arrested. The case will continue on December 30.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Once the closest adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was convicted Tuesday of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that shook the top levels of the Bush administration. Four guilty verdicts ended a seven-week CIA leak trial that focused new attention on the Bush administration’s much-criticized handling of intelligence reports about weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq war. In the end, jurors said they did not believe Libby’s main defense: that he hadn’t lied but merely had a bad memory. Their decisions made Libby the highest-ranking White House official convicted in a government scandal since National Security Adviser John Poindexter in the Iran-Contra affair two decades ago. The case cost Cheney his most trusted adviser, and the trial revealed Cheney’s personal obsession with criticism of the war’s justification. Trial testimony made clear that President Bush secretly declassified a portion of the prewar intelligence estimate that Cheney quietly sent Libby to leak to Judith Miller of The New York Times in 2003 to rebut criticism by ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson. Bush, Cheney and Libby were the only three people in the government aware of the effort. More top reporters were ordered into court – including Miller after 85 days of resistance in jail – to testify about their confidential sources among the nation’s highest-ranking officials than in any other trial in recent memory. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said the verdict closed the nearly four-year investigation into how the name of Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, and her classified job at the CIA were leaked to reporters in 2003 – just days after Wilson publicly accused the administration of doctoring prewar intelligence. No one will be charged with the leak itself, which the trial confirmed came first from then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. “The results are actually sad,” Fitzgerald told reporters after the verdict. “It’s sad that we had a situation where a high-level official person who worked in the office of the vice president obstructed justice and lied under oath. We wish that it had not happened, but it did.” One juror, former Washington Post reporter Denis Collins, said the jury did not believe Libby’s main defense: that he never lied but just had a faulty memory. Juror Jeff Comer agreed. Collins said the jurors spent a week charting the testimony and evidence on 34 poster-size pages. “There were good managerial type people on this jury who took everything apart and put it in the right place,” Collins said. “After that, it wasn’t a matter of opinion. It was just there.” Libby, not only Cheney’s chief of staff but also an assistant to Bush, was expressionless as the verdict was announced on the 10th day of deliberations. In the front row, his wife, Harriet Grant, choked out a sob and her head sank. Libby could face up to 25 years in prison when sentenced June 5, but federal sentencing guidelines will probably prescribe far less, perhaps one to three years. Defense attorneys said they would ask for a retrial and if that fails, appeal the conviction. “We have every confidence Mr. Libby ultimately will be vindicated,” defense attorney Theodore Wells told reporters. He said that Libby was “totally innocent and that he did not do anything wrong.” Libby did not speak to reporters. The president watched news of the verdict on television at the White House. Deputy press secretary Dana Perino said Bush respected the jury’s verdict but “was saddened for Scooter Libby and his family.” In a written statement, Cheney called the verdict disappointing and said he was saddened for Libby and his family, too. “As I have said before, Scooter has served our nation tirelessly and with great distinction through many years of public service.” Wilson, whose wife left the CIA after she was exposed, said, “Convicting him of perjury was like convicting Al Capone of tax evasion or Alger Hiss of perjury. It doesn’t mean they were not guilty of other crimes.” Libby was convicted of one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury to the grand jury and one count of lying to the FBI about how he learned Plame’s identity and whom he told. Libby learned about Plame from Cheney in June 2003 about a month after Wilson’s allegations were first published, without his name, by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Prosecutors said Libby relayed the Plame information to other government officials and told reporters, Miller of the Times and Matt Cooper of Time magazine, that she worked at the CIA. On July 6, 2003, Wilson publicly wrote that he had gone to Niger in 2002 and debunked a report that Iraq was seeking uranium there for nuclear weapons and that Cheney, who had asked about the report, should have known his findings long before Bush cited the report in 2003 as a justification for the war. On July 14, columnist Robert Novak reported that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA and she, not Cheney, had suggested he go on the trip. When an investigation of the leak began, prosecutors said, Libby feared prosecution for disclosing classified information so he lied to investigators to make his discussions appear innocent. Libby swore that he was so busy he forgot Cheney had told him about Plame, and was surprised to learn it a month later from NBC reporter Tim Russert. He swore he told reporters only that he learned it from other reporters and could not confirm it. Russert, however, testified he and Libby never even discussed Plame. Libby blamed any misstatements in his account on flaws in his memory. He was acquitted of one count of lying to the FBI about his conversation with Cooper. Collins said jurors agreed that on nine occasions during a short period of 2003, Libby was either told about Plame or told others about her. “If I’m told something once, I’m likely to forget it,” Collins recalled one juror saying. “If I’m told it many times, I’m less likely to forget it. If I myself tell it to someone else, I’m even less likely to forget it.” Libby is free pending sentencing. His lawyers will ask that he remain so through any appeal. The prospects of a presidential pardon remain unclear. Top Democrats called on Bush to pledge not to pardon Libby; the White House did not say what the president would do. Associated Press writer Natasha T. Metzler contributed to this report.
1 Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed midfielder Adlene Guedioura still has a future at Selhurst Park, despite being sent out on loan to Watford.As talkSPORT told you yesterday, the Algerian international will link-up with the Hornets until January to gain much-needed first-team football, but he is likely to return to the Eagles immediately after the deal expires.Guedioura has made four appearances for Palace in the Premier League this season but has struggled to consistently force his way into Warnock’s plans.However, the Eagles manager believes Guedioura could step up and fill the void left by midfield powerhouse Mile Jedinak next year – who is likely to miss up to four matches because of his Asia Cup commitments with Australia.Warnock said: “He [Guedioura] needed topping up really with some games and we can get him back in for the Christmas period if we want to.“But I just felt that with the people that are going away in January, we need to make sure people are ready to step straight in fitness-wise from January 1. I think Jedinak will be away almost straight away next year.” Adlene Guedioura
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) program sponsoring partners that include AgPro Companies, Bob Evans Farms; Farm Credit Mid-America; Frazier Farms; Garwood Arena; Kalmbach Feeds – Formula of Champions; M.H. Eby, Inc.; John Deere, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Weaver Leather Livestock. BEST is a youth program of OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors for participation and placings through a series of sanctioned cattle shows that include showmanship competitions, educational contests and leadership opportunities. Juniors who participate in these sanctioned shows earn points for their placings. Points are tabulated for cattle, showmanship, registered Bred & Owned animals and first or second year BEST participants in a separate Novice division for market animals, heifers and showmanship. The program promotes consistency for exhibitors at sanctioned shows hosted by county associations or agricultural groups and clubs. These points are tabulated and posted at www.ohiocattle.org.The 2019-20 OCA BEST Season is as follows:AGR Holiday Classic — Columbus, Dec. 7-8Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown — Springfield, Jan. 4-5Clark County Cattle Battle — Springfield, Jan. 25-26DTS Cupid Classic — Springfield, Feb. 15-16Holmes County Preview — Millersburg, March 7-8Ohio Beef Expo — Columbus, March 19-22BEST Awards Banquet — Columbus, May 2New for the 2019-20 BEST season, OCA is introducing the Stockmanship division. This new opportunity was developed in an effort to further youth’s knowledge of cattle throughout the state and to allow youth to showcase their abilities and talent outside of the show ring.The Stockmanship division will be comprised of beef industry-focused events and competitions that are in conjunction with BEST shows and OCA events. This division of the BEST program is open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they show cattle during the BEST show season. If an existing BEST participant would like to sign up for the Stockmanship division, they will do so under their BEST user profile at best.ohiocattle.org for no additional cost outside of existing cattle nominations. If age-eligible individuals would like to participate in the Stockmanship division but don’t have any cattle enrolled in the 2019-2020 BEST program, they should create their username and profile at best.ohiocattle.org (if they don’t have an existing account either BEST or non-BEST) and elect to participate in the Stockmanship division. Non-cattle exhibiting BEST Stockmanship participants will need to have a current $75 family OCA membership and will pay a one-time Stockmanship participation fee of $60. Individuals may sign up for the Stockmanship program at any point throughout the season. Stockmanship participants may sign up for contests at https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/stockmanship.The following are the 2019-2020 Stockmanship Contests:Salesmanship — held at the Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020Quiz Bowl — held at the OCA Annual Meeting Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020Fitting Contest — held at the DTS Cupid Classic Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020Judging Contest — held at the Ohio Beef Expo Friday, March 20, 2020Cattlemen’s Challenge Written Test — available at the Annual Meeting or any BEST sanctioned show in the show office.As the BEST program prepares to kick off its’ season the first weekend in December, the program’s volunteer leadership has kept the focus on continuing a family-friendly and leadership building atmosphere. To accompany this effort, the committee, sponsoring partners and sanctioned shows are working together to give participants and their families opportunities to showcase their strength outside of the show ring through community service participation and character trait recognition.This year’s community service partner is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). BEST participants are encouraged to collect pop tabs, volunteer at RMHC, and participate in the Celebrity Showdown. BEST participants can sign up for the RMHC — BEST Volunteer Day that will be on Dec. 23. The Celebrity Showdown will be hosted Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Champion’s Center in Springfield in conjunction with the Clark County Cattle Battle. All pop tabs collected by BEST participants are turned in at the BEST Awards Banquet where the top collector will be awarded. Visit https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/community-service for complete details and sign-up information.OCA and sponsoring partner, Weaver Leather Livestock, have teamed up to recognize individuals that are exceptional leaders, no matter their age. Any OCA member or BEST participant or their parents may nominate other cattlemen, breeders and exhibitors for any of the Character Traits to be awarded at the end of the nomination period. Character Trait nominations for the 2019-20 season will open at www.ohiocattle.org on Dec. 6 and close on April 1, 2020. The categories eligible for nomination include: Focus, Teachable, Attitude, Kindness and Boldness. View more about the Character Traits at https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/character-traits. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee and awarded during the BEST program awards banquet on May 2, 2020.All cattle entering Ohio to show in a BEST sanctioned show MUST be tagged with an electronic identification (EID) ear tag prior to arriving at their first BEST show. To obtain farm EID tags, exhibitors must first obtain a Premise ID number through the state’s Department of Agriculture — Animal Division. Once the Premise ID is received, contact an animal health product distributor and purchase EID tags. Visit best.ohiocattle.org to learn more about applying for a farm’s Premise ID before ordering EID tags.BEST nominations and all show entries must be made online at best.ohiocattle.org. The website will be open for the 2019-20 BEST season in late November. Each exhibitor, BEST and non-BEST) will create a unique user account and record their cattle along with that account. Exhibitors who have participated in the program in previous years are able to keep their existing username and password. Exhibitors may complete this portion of the sign-up process now and show entries can be made starting on the Monday prior to each BEST show until the closure of check-in at each event. At the first BEST sanctioned show, the animal’s EID tag number will be recorded and will be used to check that animal in at any future BEST show for the 2019-20 show season. Once the participant and animal are entered into the system, show entries must be made prior to each show. Exhibitors may then pay for show entries online with a credit card or they may choose to pay upon arrival at the BEST show. Computers will also be available at each BEST show to facilitate online check-in. Please note that all cattle must be entered in the show prior to bringing cattle through check-in. Participants may also use their smartphone, tablet or PC and make show entries.The program concludes with an annual awards banquet held in May where over 225 awards will be presented valued at over $85,000. All BEST participants that sign up for the program will receive a sign-up gift as a special incentive. Additionally, sponsoring partner, M.H. Eby, awards one lucky BEST participant the use of a livestock trailer at the end-of-the-year awards banquet. BEST participants earn a ticket into the trailer drawing for each time they exhibit a nominated animal at a BEST-sanctioned show. First or second year Novice participants are also entered into a novice-only drawing for a grooming chute, donated by Weaver Leather Livestock.For the 2019-20 show schedule or for more information regarding the BEST program, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email email@example.com. Be sure to follow OCA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat or visit www.ohiocattle.org for the latest program updates.Click here for a link to the BEST and sponsoring partner logos.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create the popular circle burst animation in After Effects – perfect for titles or logo reveals.With the popularity of flat motion design we’ve been seeing more and more of the circle burst style animation as of late. This clean effect can really make your titles and graphics pop – and it’s quite easy to create in After Effects.In the After Effects video tutorial below I’ll walk you through the steps of creating a highly customizable circle burst animation. This approach uses shape layers, without the need for third party plugins or graphics.First, we’ll create animation by keyframing size, position and rotation of shape layers. Then we’ll multiply these settings to new shape layers with simple expressions to create the circle burst.This After Effects technique is useful anytime you want to animate a series of objects in a circular rotation. How will you use it in your project? Let us know in the comments below!
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now In sales, fast can be slow, and slow can be fast.Even though you may be able to do the discovery work necessary to provide your dream client with the solution they need in a single meeting, the contacts you are meeting with may need more time to discover for themselves the compelling reason they should change and do something different. They may need more time to collaborate with you on what the correct answer needs to include to work for them. When you race ahead, you can leave your contacts behind.You might believe that the stakeholders you have met with have a good understanding of their challenge or opportunity and the right solution, but other people within their company may not have the information to come to the same conclusion. More still, some may have options in direct conflict with what you and your key stakeholders believe to be good and right and true. Your team may need more time to help their peers buy into what they need to do. Pushing for a decision now means depriving them of that time.The solution you want propose can be precisely right for your dream client and also absolutely wrong right now. It is possible that even though your initiative is what they need, they may not have the time, money, or resources to be able to execute it now. They may need time to put certain pieces in place, to acquire the budget, or to dedicate the resources to the initiative.The Complex SaleA complex sale is one in which the buyer makes the decision infrequently, and that decision is significant. When it isn’t often that you make a particular decision, you want to gather information, look at different options, explore varying perspectives, and increase the certainty that you know what you need to know to make a good decision.When a decision is going to have a significant impact, it’s natural to spend more time making sure that you don’t make a mistake. The right decision can propel your results forward, and a bad decision can spell doom.Stay ConnectedYou don’t want to disconnect from your dream client as you work through the sales conversation. If you go so fast that your contacts can’t keep up, you leave them behind. You are better off learning to control the process (See The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales for more on how to control the process).
Greek coach, Michael Skibbe, announced the final 23 man roster for Greece’s upcoming friendlies in Australia. There are a few new faces to the team but also some troubling absences!Bakasetas and Boukouvalis were called up for the first time to the national team while Maniatis, Christodoulopoulos, and Gianniotas will make a return to the Galanolefki. On the other hand, Manolas (getting married), Papastathopoulos, Fortounis, and Mitroglou were all left out of the roster for personal reasons. Mitroglou announced that he was dealing with a slight injury and could not join the team in Australia.Greece will play Australia in two friendly matches on June 4th and 7th in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. Greece, who did not qualify for Euro 2016, is preparing for FIFA World Cup Qualifying, which begins in October. The Greek team will leave for Australia on May 31st and the players that are taking part in the SuperLeague Playoffs will join the rest of the team at the conclusion of the playoffs. The full roster below…Goalkeepers: Karnezis, KapinoDefenders: Moras, Boukouvalas, Oikonomou, Siovas, Stafylidis, Tzavellas, Torosidis, CholebasMidfielders: Gianniotas, Maniatis, Mantalos, Samaris, Bakasetas, Christodoulopoulos, Tachtsidis, TziolisForwards: Aravidis, Vellios, Diamantakos, Karelis, Papazoglou,Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shares
Analog Devices’ presence at the electronica 2018 trade fair will be its largest ever, as well as being the first show to feature the company’s expanded range of technologies following the successful acquisition of Linear Technology. A broad range of demonstrations will showcase every aspect of the company’s mission to sense, measure, power, connect and interpret, across a range of markets including industrial, automotive, and instrumentation.Demonstrations in the industrial space will show the solutions that ADI can offer at every point, from sensors and data collection, through signal processing, motion control algorithms and power regulation, to transmission of performance data to the cloud. The stand will showcase a range of complete system application demos and solutions that illustrate the capabilities of multiple ADI products and technologies. For example, the perennial problem of isolated and accurate current measurement will be addressed with an innovative application of AMR (anisotropic magneto-resistive) sensors for completely contactless operation. By contrast, a robotics arm and a wind turbine model will showcase ADI capabilities in sensing mechanical parameters, data acquisition, security and analysis, and power control. In the domain of transportation and automation applications, the ADI stand will feature solutions for infotainment such as developments in the Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) world, for sensing and feedback around the driver, and in the cabin; and for precision management of high-voltage battery packs for electric drive systems.The integration of products of the former Linear Technology business has broadened Analog’s offering in, among others, the power arena. The latest offerings in an established product line – Silent Switcher – will be joined by a ‘hot topic’ in the energy conversion space: bi-directional power flow and control.The breadth of sensing technologies shown and deployed on the company’s electronica 2018 stand will further emphasize Analog Devices’ key strategic presence at the interface between the real, physical world and the digital one. In addition to strain gauges and MEMS accelerometers/gyros in industrial and transportation settings, a highlight will be the company’s industrial RADAR sensing capability, alongside the new xMR sensing technology that supersedes conventional optical angle sensing to solve a wide range of industrial measurement challenges. Also in this domain will be demonstrations centered on gas sensing, and on airborne aerosol characterization.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ST and Biricha Digital Power cooperate to implement digital power supplies on STM32 MCUsNext EKF: peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial