August 27

GEC Open Golf Tournament returns to Ghana

first_imgIn its fifth year, the Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Open global golf tournament is set to return to Ghana for a third successive edition with two national qualifying rounds. GEC Open Ghana will engage the creme de la creme of Ghanaian amateur golf fraternity and corporate leaders. The event will kickoff with GEC Breakfast Connect on 24th August followed by competitive golf as Celebrity Golf Club (Tema) on 25th August an9d at The Royal Golf Club (Kumasi) on 8th September 2018. GEC Open 2018 is poised to host 54 qualifying rounds in 34 countries making it one of the biggest corporate golf tournament all around the world. Engaging over 3700 corporate leaders and industry stakeholders, the GEC Open is a unique blend of sporting excellence and networking opportunities for partners and players alike. Two winners from each of the qualifying rounds will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their national colours at the GEC Open World Final – Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup (DCGWC), A 36-hole tournament, DCGWC will be played over two days at Jumeirah Golf Estate and Emirates Golf Club in December later this year where national winners from 34 countries will compete to be crowned global champions. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player. Speaking about the GEC Open activities lined up from August to September, Kwaku Ofosuhene(COO, Rave Group) explained: “GEC Open golf tournament has the vision to be the unrivalled platform for corporate entities across the globe to share the best practices and nurture future growth mutually. This year’s GEC Open would be preceded by an exclusive business breakfast symposium, GEC Breakfast Connect, hosted by the GEC Ghana ambassador, Mr Kwasi Amoafo-Yeboah. We are looking forward to GEC Open Ghana with great anticipation – Play Local, Connect Global.”  The conference will engage over 60 CXO’s from various industries and will feature keynote speaker presentations amidst general networking. With the support of our generous participants, this years’ tournament will support our local charity partner The S.H.E Rises Foundation with proceeds from all events. About Rave Marketing Solutions: Rave Marketing Solutions, organizers of the GEC Open, is a bespoke ‘Experiential’ that entrench, engage and influence your customers deriving measurable ROI for brands. About GEC Open:  GEC Open made its debut in 2014 with just one golf round in Dubai. In 2015 and 2016, the event grew in popularity and was played in six and eight countries respectively connecting over 1100 corporates in the GEC ecosystem. Since then, GEC open has matured into a global platform for networking, forging everlasting friendships and business relations. The 2017 edition held 29 golf rounds in 18 countries reaching over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis 800+ global organisations!last_img read more

January 14

GoL Imposes US$100K Fine on LAC

first_imgThe Liberian government has imposed a fine of US$100K on the Liberia Agricultural Company due to security breaches that led to the deaths of six employees, as well as inflicting eleven others with serious injuries.Speaking to newsmen on Thursday at the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing in Monrovia, Labor Minister Neto Zarzar Lighe said “The money is to be paid within 30 days and LAC is further directed to fully comply with the labor laws of Liberia and relevant regulations regarding compensation and other benefits to the victims of this incident.” He said the explosion that caused the deaths and injuries was due to negligence that also caused mechanical failure with underlying factors that gave rise to the explosion.According to him, the Ministry of Labour is convinced that the recklessness and lack of appropriate occupational safety and health programs on the plantation, exacerbated by inadequate supervision to ensure compliance with applicable laws and industrial best practices, is the direct and proximate cause of the explosion for which LAC must bear the ultimate responsibility.He mandated that “each family of the deceased employees receive US$4,500 in cash and in kind to cover funeral and burial expenses.  Children of the deceased employees should receive US$75.00 per family for the first semester to assist them with  school preparations while each of the injured employees should receive US$25.00.”Mr. Lighe said apart from the benefits that will be paid to the beneficiaries of the deceased employees, LAC will provide free education up to high school in the LAC high school system for the children of deceased employees.“Spouses of the deceased employees will be allowed to remain in their houses on the plantation to accommodate them and their children if they are desirous to remain on the plantation,” Minister Lighe added.He stressed that the LAC management should provide adequate and appropriate benefits to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the accident.The Minister named the factors that caused the explosion as increase in the amount of steam going into the dryer due to alternation in the size of the pipe that limited the amount of the steam without reference to the manufacturer’s specifications and taking into account the capacity and integrity of the tank.He also said a decrease in the amount of steam leaving the condensate tank to obstruction created by the insertion of a cylinder in the vent pipe thus creating excessive heat or pressure build up within the condensate which may have caused the explosion.According to him, “There is no safety and health program as required by the concession agreement in line with the Ministry of Labour and Industry best practices.”  “We also observed from the accident scene that there was no emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, nor was  there any dressing room or locker room designated for male and female workers to change from regular clothes to factory attires prior to the work.He said applicable programs to ensure safety must include employee safety and health, handbook, hazard and high energy lockout, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 28


first_imgANYONE who has wandered up or down Church Lane in Letterkenny recently will have noticed that it’s looking a lot better – thanks to a local community group.Well now it’s looking even better, thanks to some sponsorship and the busy hands of local teenagers.The Cathedral Quarter group has thanked John Watson of Watson Hire for his generous sponsorship of paint for buildings on the Church Lane. The paint was applied onto No. 1 Church Lane and the gable end of No. 11 Church Lane by students from Letterkenny Youthreach on their work experience. CHURCH LANE GETS MAKE-OVER THANKS TO BIG-HEARTED JOHN was last modified: September 8th, 2015 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:Church LaneJOhn WatsonletterkennyWatson Hirelast_img read more

December 19

Fossil Food Finds Change Evolutionary Stories

first_img(Visited 632 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Four fossils give indications of what extinct animals ate. The results challenge what evolutionists thought about their complexity.Eocene Salamander Ate FrogsA fossil discovered in the 1870s got a closer look with new technology, reports Science Daily. Researchers in France used synchrotron imaging to reveal inner details of the salamander Phosphotriton sigei, which the article says is related to the living fire salamander. The fossil is dated at 40 to 35 million Darwin Years. The exceptional preservation of the internal organs and stomach contents surprised researchers.The quality of preservation is such that looking at the tomograms (equivalent of radiograms) feels like going through an animal in the flesh. At least six kinds of organs are preserved in almost perfect condition, in addition to the skin and skeleton: muscles, lung, spinal cord, digestive tract, nerves, and glands.But the most incredible is the preservation of frog bones within the stomach of the salamander. Salamanders almost never eat frogs or other salamanders, though they are known to be quite opportunistic. Was it a last resort meal or a customary choice for this species? This, unfortunately, will probably never be known.The article calls the fossil a ‘mummy’ in quotes, leaving some doubt about the extent of mineralization in the specimen.Jurassic Ichthyosaur Ate SquidContrary to the belief that ichthyosaurs (marine reptiles) ate fish, a juvenile ichthyosaur found in a UK museum ate squid. Remains of hook-like structures from the arms of squid were clearly identifiable in the stomach of an “exceptional” specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis, says the BBC News. Practically complete, the fossil is claimed to be 199 to 196 million Darwin Years old, Science Daily adds. Neither article explains what circumstances must have prevailed to bury a 2.3-foot-long ichthyosaur with its stomach contents intact.Early Permian Amphibian Ate ReptilesThe actual meal of an extinct amphibian called a dissorophid is not mentioned by, except in artwork of one grasping a small reptile. Dating from the early Permian at ~287 million Darwin Years old, this specimen from Oklahoma had a surprise in its mouth: teeth.The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).Denticles, though smaller than teeth, are true teeth, the article says. The find raises an evolutionary conundrum: evolution by loss.Reisz and his graduate students suggest that the next big question relates to evolutionary changes to the overall abundance of teeth: if these ancient amphibians had an astonishing number of teeth, why have most modern amphibians reduced or entirely lost their teeth?Cambrian Trilobite Ate WormsA fossil from southern China preserves the gut of a trilobite in iron-rich red. New research on 514-million-year-old trilobite fossils from this area reveals that trilobite digestion was sophisticated from early on in their evolution.Credit: Hopkins, et al. 2017/ strikingly detailed fossil from China shows an animal with guts. The trilobite pictured in an article on Live Science challenges Darwinian assumptions: “Trilobite tummies were more complex than previously believed, new fossils reveal.” The photo caption adds, “trilobite digestion was sophisticated from early on in their evolution.” Stephanie Pappas writes,The fossils show that early trilobites had crops, or stomach-like pouches that were once thought to have evolved only later in the trilobite lineage. One trilobite species even boasted a crop along with more simplified digestive glands, suggesting that the evolution of the trilobite digestive system was complicated, the researchers found.One researcher, examining several of these fossils, remarked that “we should start thinking about this aspect of trilobite biology and evolution in a different way.” Would that different way include abandoning evolution? The new picture shows trilobites possessing more advanced digestive tracts than evolutionists thought. The creatures may have swum after worms rather than skimming the bottom like vacuum cleaners. “Some species may have been savvy hunters, grabbing marine worms and wrestling them into submission with their many legs,” the article says. And yet evolutionists date them to 514 million Darwin Years, at the beginning of the Cambrian.For details on why trilobites and other Cambrian animals challenge Darwinism and support intelligent design, see Darwin’s Doubt by Dr. Stephen Meyer.Do any of these fossils help evolutionists? They all show complex features thought to have evolved later. In some cases, they had more advanced features than living counterparts today. And they all show exceptional preservation, even showing what they ate. The fossils in these four cases range from 35 to 514 million Darwin Years! Don’t you see how Darwinian assumptions and mindless allegiance to long ages blinds the minds of the moyboys? These creatures were not separated by eons, but lived contemporaneously in different habitats. They perished in a world-wide flood not that long ago. That makes sense of the data. That’s why they are exceptionally well preserved, even with stomach contents visible. Some ichthyosaurs were buried in the process of giving birth. Some fish were buried while eating other fish. These burials had to happen unexpectedly, suddenly, and quickly. The Genesis view explains “living fossils” and “Lazarus taxa” that remain alive today, though separated by millions of Darwin Years (according to evolutionists). It explains soft tissue in dinosaurs. It explains complexity from the first appearance of each animal. A new film, Genesis: Paradise Lost, is coming to theaters November 13. The trailer shows scientific evidence smashing the icon of Darwin. Prepare to be deprogrammed.last_img read more

December 1

Jharkhand MLA gets 18-month jail term

first_imgDhullo Mahto, the Bharatiya Janat Party MLA from Baghmara in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, and four others were convicted by a local court on Wednesday and sentenced to 18 months in jail for helping a person flee from police custody.One acquittedSub-Divisional Magistrate Shikha Agrawal found the five guilty under Indian Penal Code sections 353 (assault to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) but acquitted another accused. Bail grantedThe court, however, granted bail to all the five convicts on the condition that each should furnish a surety bond of ₹10,000.The incident happened on May 12, 2013, when a man named Rajesh Gupta was arrested on a court’s order. Mahto and his supporters reached the police station, attacked the policemen and took away Gupta forcibly. He was again arrested a few days later and spent 11 months in jail.The BJP MLA is known for his influence in the coal mining areas of Dhanbad. Several criminal cases have been lodged against him in the district.Twice winnerIn 2009, he won the Assembly poll as a candidate of the Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha. In 2014, he retained the seat but on a BJP ticket. Mahto’s advocate said that his client will challenge the order in Jharkhand High Court.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoEverton boss Marco Silva: Winning most important thing in FA Cup

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva: Winning most important thing in FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton did enough to see off FA Cup opponents Lincoln City 2-1 on Saturday.Ademola Lookman, with his first goal in 394 days, and Bernard put the hosts ahead inside 14 minutes but they struggled once Michael Bostwick pulled one back.”First, we achieved the main thing which was to play the next round in the competition,” Everton manager Marco Silva said.”It looks in some moments that we didn’t like to have a quiet afternoon. But for 20 minutes we did well, we started with intensity, with some good moments, the second goal was a good finish.”After that we lost focus completely and gave them hope and is something that has happened with our team during the last few games and is something we have to stop as quick as we can.”He added: “The game is always open until we score the third goal, we didn’t score the third goal but we achieved the main thing to be in the next round.” last_img read more

October 28

4 days agoLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumours

first_imgLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumoursby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlbert Sambi Lokonga has denied he’s angling to leave Anderlecht.The 19 year-old attacker has been offered to Barcelona, Manchester City and Sevilla by agents with his contract due to expire in June.However, Lokonga insists his priority is to stay with the Belgian giants.”My priority is to stay two more years in Anderlecht,” said the midfielder.Anderlecht are eager to tie down Lokonga to new terms. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

September 28

Mens Soccer Ohio States record shutout streak ends as Buckeyes tie Detroit

Ohio State freshman forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup (9) takes the ball downfield during the Ohio State- BGSU game on Sep. 22. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorTwo goals proved insufficient for both teams as the No. 16 Ohio State men’s soccer team (7-1-1, 3-0-0 Big Ten) tied Detroit Mercy (5-2-2, 2-1 Horizon) 2-2 Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The tie ends the Buckeyes’ win streak at six games and their consecutive shutout streak, which now is the all-time school record at six games. Bluem said he wasn’t overly concerned about the shutout streak coming to an end.“Maybe we were a little too uptight about that,” Bluem said. “Well we don’t have to worry about that now. Now we start a new streak.”The team may have avoided a loss, but Ohio State head coach John Bluem was not happy with the team’s effort.“For me it wasn’t a good soccer game,” Bluem said. “There wasn’t really much soccer played, it was up and down, way too many fouls, I think there was 36 fouls in the game. It’s difficult to play in an environment like that. I think that’s how Detroit wanted the game to be and for us we weren’t able to control the game.”The Buckeyes scored their two goals before the 20th minute, the first coming in the 10th minute off the foot of junior midfielder Abdi Mohamed, assisted on by forward Nate Kohl and defender Kevin Blackwood. The next goal came eight minutes later in the 18th minutes as midfielder Brady Blackwell buried the ball in the net with assists from Kohl and forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup to give the Buckeyes the 2-0 lead.It was during the 33rd minute when the Buckeyes started to lose their momentum as the Titans’ leading scorer Spiro Pliakos buried his seventh goal of the season, jump-starting the comeback.The tying goal came on a rebound off goalie Parker Siegfried’s hands into the foot of forward Aleks Vushaj in the 64th minute.Bluem took some of the responsibility for the loss of momentum, but also acknowledged that his team lacked consistency throughout the game.“I substituted a little bit too early maybe, when we had the 2-0 lead maybe I should’ve kept that first group on the field that was playing well and see if we could push and get a third goal, so I’ll take responsibility for that,” Bluem said. “But what I think happened their team outcompeted us during stretches of the game and that hasn’t happened to us too much this year. We really have been a team that fights hard for 90 minutes and it wasn’t there tonight. It’s been a long stretch and we’ve played very well over that stretch and today we didn’t have our best game.”The game lasted through two overtimes, but the teams managed only two shots apiece over the combined 20 minutes of play, ending the game in a tie.Though his team saw both the win and shutout streak go by the wayside, Mohamed said a tie should not distract them from the upcoming schedule that includes Big Ten opponents in four of the next six games.“Eventually we were going to get scored on, it’s good to do it now and see how we react to it, so we’ll be ready for October and the challenges to come ahead,” Mohamed said. “We were looking to win, keep the streak going, but now it’s time to regroup and turn our heads to Michigan State.”The Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on conference opponent Michigan State Sunday at 3 p.m. read more

September 18

We had to change our mindset to beat City – Rudiger

first_imgChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger reveals he and his teammates had to change their mindsets to record their well-deserved victory over Manchester City.Maurizio Sarri’s men sat deeper against the Premier League champions and use the counter-attack to their advantage, taking advantage of the pace of Willian, Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard, with the Belgium captain. deployed as a false striker.Rudiger said they had been aware that they would need to change their mindset to get the better of Pep Guardiola’s team.“We spoke together,” he said, according to ESPN. “We all knew what was going on, we didn’t have to lie to ourselves — the mentality was the problem.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“One of the things that made us strong in difficult moments last season was that we knew how to suffer. This season, because things were so good, we were thinking: ‘We don’t need to suffer.’”“Two teams, Tottenham and Wolves, proved us wrong. That’s why, against Manchester City, everyone saw a team that was ready to fight. We wanted to take the supporters with us and we did that.”“We were playing beautiful football at the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean you forget the ugly side of it — winning tackles, tracking back, doing everything defensively.”“Against Manchester City we were very clinical, which was also important. That has been missing over the last month, but against City we did something out of nothing.”last_img read more