Williamses Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

first_imgMr. T. Nelson Williams, Jr., Managing Director of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), his wife Soni, and siblings, recently held a reception in honor of their parents, Mr. T. Nelson Williams, Sr. and his wife Mrs. Ethel Williams, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. The program was attended by family members, friends and well wishers.It was marked by a selection of songs and remarks from family members and friends.Several distinguished personalities attended the ceremony.  They included  Ms. Euphemia Weeks, Chair of the Liberia  Telecommunications Authority (LTA); Dr. Ophelia Weeks, Dean of the T.J. Faulkner College of  Science and Technology, University of Liberia (UL);  and their brother, Mr. Rocheforte L. Weeks, Jr.    The Weekses are close relatives of the Williamses, since Mrs. Williams’ mother was a sister of the Weekses’ grandmother, who was also a Ledlow from Grand Bassa.  Among those who witnessed the occasion was Mr. Ben Tetteh, a Liberian architect, who was an early 1960s schoolmate of T. Nelson, Sr. at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon.Many who attended the program applauded the couple for their loving and sincere commitment to their marital vows, which they have been able to keep for over a half century. The speakers expressed the hope that the good Lord would grant the Williamses long life to enjoy many more anniversaries.Mr. Williams wedded his wife Ethel at the St. Peter Claver Church in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, on December 21, 1963.The marriage has been  blessed with four children—T. Nelson, Jr., Ulmaria, a daughter who is married and living in the United States, MP and Horatio as well as several grandchildren.T. Nelson, Jr. paid tribute to his parents for bringing up him and his siblings in the fear of God and love and respect for all people.  They taught the children to study and work hard and to be achievement-oriented. Young Williams stressed the importance of respecting time; a value their father instilled in them.  “Whenever we had to travel, we got to the airport at least four hours before departure, because my father insisted he did not want to be late.”  Speaking at the program, UL Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Ophelia Weeks, a neuroscientist, said the couple celebrating 50 years together was indeed commendable.“You have done very well by working together to make your marriage a happy one, so we say congratulations!”Kenneth Y. Best of the Daily Observer newspaper, who attended the Williams’ wedding ceremony in Buchanan 50 years ago, described the couple as role models for married people.“I am highly gratified that we can join you in celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. Your living together for this period of time is a great example for others to emulate,” he told the couple.Mr. Best wished Almighty God’s continual blessings on them and their children and other descendants.In response, Mr. Nelson disclosed that their union has survived due to patience and hard work.“We learned and kept the ancient principle always extended to newlyweds that says two people should not get angry at the same time.  So I learned always to exercise restraint whenever Ethel, my wife, was vexed. This is what has kept our relationship going,” he explained.    For her part, Mrs. Ethel Williams recalled that during their regular prayer meetings in Buchanan her mother and grandmother always prayed that “God would send someone for me.” “The fact that we have been able to remain together for so long has little to do with us.  It is Jesus’ work.   We are grateful to Him and we praise and thank Him for that,” Mrs. Williams concluded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana lagging in release of national statistics – IMF Report

first_imgWhen it comes to the timely release of statistics, the recently-released International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Report on Guyana has highlighted and has advised authorities in Guyana to step up their game and make available in a timely manner to the public, data on the labour markets, gender and poverty ratios.The report, released earlier this month, stated that although data provided to the IMF is generally sufficient for surveillance purposes, the timeliness, reliability, and coverage of “selected” data can be improved.It highlighted that selected data are only available upon request or during missions.The Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) missions have provided technical assistance on national accounts, which helped strengthen production-side Gross Domestic Product (GDP) compilation, the rebasing of national accounts and medium-term projections. Further work could entail compilation of expenditure-side GDP and quarterly GDP, according to the IMF.“Monetary statistics, exchange rates, interest rates, and financial prudential indicators are accessible with a lag and though specific areas of data have received technical assistance, some constraints remain in the compilation and dissemination of data for certain sectors,” the Fund observed.The report continued that even though the compilation of national accounts has been fortified in the last decades, limitations are evident in certain areas, including the Bureau of Statistics which could increase the coverage of surveys, particularly with respect to the services sector.It added that since January 2010, the agency has adopted a new household income and expenditure survey and has expanded the basket of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) index and revised its weights; however, the coverage of the CPI could be further broadened to reveal price movements in areas other than Georgetown.In 2014, a mission from CARTAC observed data gaps and made recommendations for improvements, including the development of a register of large public and private enterprises that could be requested to provide data on their transactions and positions with nonresidents; improving data collection and compilation with regards to services; inclusion of investment income from reserve assets; clarifying the classification of income accounts to ensure that they occur between residents and nonresidents; properly recording debt forgiveness; and surveying direct investment enterprises.The mission initiated the release of quarterly current and capital accounts, according to the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) for the period March 2011 to September 2013. The mission also initiated the production of experimental (partial) International Investment Position (IIP) statistics from the information that is available on Government debt, reserve assets of the central bank, and Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)It has also developed an action plan for the implementation of balance of payments and IIP surveys and for the development of balance of payments and IIP statements.Technical assistanceThe report indicated that the Bank of Guyana (BoG) does not report the IIP because it lacks the capacity to compile such statistics, thus this is one of the priority areas identified for technical assistance from CARTAC.Other areas for technical assistance delivered in 2014-15 focused on building capacity in the areas of internal audit, tax administration, revenue forecasting, tariff classification of goods using the Harmonised System, customs valuation, debt management and medium-term fiscal projections.Past technical assistance missions have found that there is room to develop the “definition and treatment of one-off nontax revenues in medium term projections”.According to the country report, IMF authorities have planned to continue to work on improving tax administration and to build a framework for managing mineral revenues based on international best practices.“The authorities have expressed interest in technical assistance on developing a domestic long-term bond market,” the report said.However, the report indicated that not everything is doom and gloom for the statistics sector since the BoG has made significant progress in improving the quality of monetary statistics, specially the institutional coverage.The monetary statistics currently include the BoG, commercial banks, the New Building Society, and trust companies, and other financial corporations (finance companies, life insurance, companies, non-life insurance companies, pension funds, and asset management companies).The IMF stated that the BoG’s monetary statistics provide data for publication in the International Financial Statistics Supplement, based on standardised report forms while the bank publishes financial prudential indicators in its quarterly report and on its website on a regular basis.The issue of the timely release of statistics and reports has always been a old problem; presently Guyana is without an unemployment rate for over a decade.Guyana has always been using proxies – data from the national population census and the households budget surveys – to determine its unemployment rate. The country has also been without a labour force survey for almost a decade.last_img read more

Studs on Ice visits Clairmont, Alberta

first_imgFor more information, click on the attachment below. If you’re a fan of fast bikes and enjoy the winter season, then you’ll probably want to head to Alberta for the Studs on Ice motocross race.- Advertisement -The event takes place in Clairmont, Alberta on March 6th. It will showcase ATV’s decked-out with studded ice racing tires, competing on an 8 KM road course.The race will be part of A.E.I.R.A. Provincial Endurance Ice Racing Series.Spectators are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to watch the event, and there will be warm drinks and snacks available. Organizers have also arranged to offer rides in the plow truck, allowing fans to watch the bikes up close as they scream by at over 100 km/hr.Tickets are $10 each, or $30 for a carload of people. Kids 12 years and younger get in for free.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca stafflast_img read more

One quarter of deaths on B.C. roads involve distracted driving: ICBC

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C.’s auto insurer is teaming up with the Province and RCMP to launch a month-long campaign against distracted driving for March.ICBC says distracted driving is responsible for 27 per cent of all fatal crashes in the province. While there are many different types of distractions for drivers, the most common one is use of personal electronic devices, such as phones.“Most drivers understand that using their phone increases their risk of crashing yet many still do it,” a press release from the corporation states.- Advertisement -“Safety on our highways and in our communities is our top priority,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone, referencing a statistic from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety that states the odds of crashing are increased five fold while drivers use their phone — whether that’s dialing, texting, reading, or using social media.Police will be ramping up their enforcement of distracted driving across the province, and Cell Watch volunteers will be on the sides of roads to remind drivers to leave their phones alone.ICBC will be represented by road safety coordinators attending community events across the province with a driving simulator the public can try.Advertisement Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety, says distracted driving remains a ‘serious concern.’“We’re committed to taking steps to make our roads safer for everyone,” he added. “Police across B.C. are doing their part to change behaviours by enforcing the law and we can all do our part by letting every phone call or text wait until we reach our destination.”The penalty for driving while distracted is a $167 fine, and three penalty points on your license.last_img read more

Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid is hoping Gareth Bale (C) is ready to fully evolve into the player they signed for a world record fee in 2013 © AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZLOS ANGELES, United States, Aug 8 – Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday.Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Real Madrid is hoping Bale is ready to fully evolve into the player they signed for a world record fee in 2013.The 33-year-old Ronaldo ended a nine-year spell at Real Madrid by recently signing with Italian champions Juventus.“We’re scoring goals and we’re winning matches, so we’re doing well,” Bale said. “We have to keep improving and we’re really looking forward to starting the new season.”Asensio, with his third goal of the preseason, opened the scoring just two minutes into the contest. Bale delivered a brilliant pass to the foot of Asensio and he found the back of the net.Real Madrid struck again in the 15th minute as Bale would score this time, taking an equally superb pass from Dani Carvajal. Bale walked in and beat goalkeeper Robin Olsen to make it 2-0.Real Madrid wasn’t nearly as dominant in the second half as most of their starting squad was subbed off.Kevin Strootman made it interesting by scoring in the 83rd minute for Roma.Strootman was left wide open off a throw-in and headed pass and all he had to do was hammer it past the startled Real Madrid goalkeeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uruguay stars want Salah fit for Egypt World Cup opener

first_img“I’m with Luis (Suarez), I like the best players to play, I train with the best and I want the best players to play,” said Muslera.Doubts persist over Salah’s fitness but the Egyptian star said from the team’s base in Grozny on Monday that he was “well-prepared” for the tournament.On May 30, Egypt officials said Salah would be out for “not more” than three weeks, which would rule him out of the Uruguay match but put him in the frame for Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.Back in Nizhny Novgorod, Uruguay’s training session, overseen by veteran coach Oscar Tabarez, was their first since arriving in Russia 24 hours before.Following an exhausting 16-hour flight, the team faces another four hours on a plane for the game against Egypt, which will be played in Ekaterinburg.Muslera, who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray, shrugged off travel fatigue being a problem, saying Uruguay had five days to prepare for the game.Defender Jose Maria Gimenez said the Egypt game was the “most important” as it would set the tone for the rest of the tournament.Uruguay are the favourites in Group A, which also includes hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, who kick off the World Cup on June 14.Russian schoolchildren were allowed into the training session, and unsurprisingly shouted out for Uruguay’s two biggest stars — Barcelona’s Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uruguay’s most influential player Luis Suarez trains ahead of their World Cup opener against Egypt © AFP / MARTIN BERNETTINIZHINIY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jun 11 – Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera said Monday that he hopes Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will be fit to play when the two countries clash in their opening World Cup match on Friday.Following an hour-long training session for the Celeste at their humble Bor training camp just outside the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Muslera said he wants Salah to fully recover from the shoulder injury sustained in the recent Champions League final.last_img read more

Sweet Spain memories for Chapa Dimba All-Stars

first_imgThe team of 32 with 17 boys and 15 girls were taken through a wholesome training program that covered the mental, physical and emotional side of the game at top level.For majority it was a dream come true after boarding the plane for the first time and to put icing ob the cake, they got a life time opportunity to tour the Camp Nou and watch a live match where Lionel Messi led his charges to a 2-0 victory over Getafe.The treat did not stop there as the team also toured the Espanyol Stadium, getting the opportunity to have a feeling of top professional successful clubs in Europe.Speaking to Capital Sport, Marion Iddi, a player from Al Alhy boys team in Kajiado, outlined that he is aspiring to return to Europe to play professional football and help national football team Harambee Stars succeed.“I have gained a lot, the coaches were good and also learnt from my team-mates too. The training has improved my skills, I now see myself a different person compared to when I came here,” Iddi, who looks up to Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas as his role model revealed.Chapa Dimba All-Stars keeper Marion Iddi during training in Spain.He added; “I have had good time; going to Camp Nou and Espanyol is a dream come true though the food is different from ours in Kenya. The pitches are out of this world compared to other stadiums, when I return to Kenya I want to be a role model to my fellow team-mates,” Iddi who also dreams of playing for Real Madrid narrated.His All-Stars team-mate Enock Wanyama had the same experience too, singling out the tour at Camp Nou as his best moments.“It has been amazing touring Camp Nou and watching a game live. Seeing Messi was unbelievable; I never thought I will be here but thanks to football here I am. Espanyol is also a good stadium and has good environment. We will be looking back and reflecting that we have made a mile stone as players from this trip,” Wanyama who plays for South B United narrated to Capital Sport.“Training has helped us to know that we need to work as a team, pass the ball and be patient to create chances. For me I have learnt that I need to hold the ball and make quick decisions,” he added.Enock Wanyama of Chapa Dimba All-Stars in training at Cambrillis, SpainWanyama , who is looking up to his name sake, Harambee Stars skipper and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama as his role model, is now focusing on inspiring his South B United from Nairobi region lift the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nationals scheduled for June in Meru.“Back to Kenya, my concentration is winning the nationals because all the attention will be on me since I was in the All-Stars team so I want to prove that my selection was not by fluke by putting to actuality what we have learnt here in Spain.”Catherine Aringo of Chapa Dimba All Stars displays football skills during the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars trainings at Futbol Salou, Cambrils grounds in Spain.Her corresponding girls counterpart, King Lady Joy from Kwale Starlets is eyeing a selection in the national women’s football team, Harambee Starlets.“Experience gained here will help me thrive in football, I have improved in my skills, technique. Life is good in Spain but the only challenge is food. The weather is also good and environment appealing not like Kenya,” she expressed.“I want to return to Europe and play football here because its more professional, the pitches are marvellous.”-Coaches voice-The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars was coached by La Liga coachesWith only two Kenyan coaches managing to get the opportunity to travel to Spain, they were grateful to pick new ideas that will help them improve Kenyan football.“I have learnt a lot since training sessions are totally different compared to Kenya, as a coach I have gained a lot than the players and I will give the experience learnt back to the society especially now that we are heading to the nationals,” All-Stars ladies coach Pauline Awour said.“I am going to give my experience, tactical and skillful-wise to my fellow coaches in Kenya as well,” she added.”Her male counterpart Tedd Amusala revealed he is hoping to take his coaching to a higher level and his wish is to improve the state of Kenyan football in terms of positive results.The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars was coached by La Liga coaches“I There are some methods we have been using back at home that I think will come to an end because I want to put into practice what I have learnt in Spain like the game approach, team formation, keeping balance in defense and allowing the players to think and solve the situation,” Amusala who is aiming to win the national title with his boys team from Western stated.“I have also picked that the diet the players take does have an impact in their performance in the pitch. Back at home players are used to taking heavy meals, they need to avoid that especially before a game,” he added.“In life I want to prepare a team that will play one system that is building from the back, covering spaces, have balance in the defence and the creativity of the players; they should be able to think first on and off the ball.”The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars team was selected by scouts from La Liga as well as coaches from the eight regions in Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Eastern, North Eastern, Central, Coast and Nairobi.The team is scheduled to return home Thursday night from Spain to join their respective teams ahead of the nationals slated for June in Meru County.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from, Barcelona Spain –0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star Team was selected from all the eight regions by La Liga scouts.SALOU, Spain, May 15 –The 10-day training camp in Salou, Spain has left sweet memories for the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star teams, with the squad wishing it the dream come true could drag for a little while longer.The team has undergone a rigorous training period with top coaches seconded from La Liga and they jet back home Thursday night a much better side compared to when they set foot in Barcelona.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Real Madrid sign Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan

first_imgReal Madrid have announced the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan.The 21-year-old Croatia international, who was also chased by Liverpool, has penned a six-year contract with the Spanish giants in a deal worth a reported £25million.A statement from Real Madrid read: “Real Madrid FC and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for the transfer of Mateo Kovacic, who has joined the club for the next six seasons.“The player will be unveiled to the media on Wednesday after undergoing a medical.”Kovacic signed for Inter in the summer of 2013 from Dinamo Zagreb and has made 80 appearances for the Nerazzurri.The starlet signed a new contract with Inter until June 2019 last season and attracted the attention of top European clubs after scoring five goals and setting up three more in 35 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri in the 2014-15 campaign. 1 Mateo Kovacic last_img read more

Could Tottenham face a points deduction for stadium shambles?

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Getty Tottenham’s brand new stadium isn’t going to be ready to welcome supporters as planned against Liverpool.After a disastrous summer, the building work is way behind and Spurs have taken the decision to move their games against the Reds and Cardiff to Wembley. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Could Tottenham face a points deduction?This is very unlikely and at this stage there is no indication that the Premier League will punish Spurs with either fines or points deductions.But with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium not ready on time, Spurs are facing a number of potential problems.First and foremost is with their fanbase, many of whom have shelled out over £1000 for a season ticket and are not impressed with the delay.But the club have acted by issuing refunds for the opening two games, which will now definitely be taking place at Wembley.Spurs’ Supporters Trust chairman Martin Cloake said: “Expectation has been raised by the fact that ticket prices are very, very high for the new stadium – people have bought into that – and, of course, when people pay the amount of money that they’d paid, they expect something back for that.“I think fans have acknowledged that getting a refund for the two games that are going to be moved is the right thing to do.”When will they play their first game in the new stadium?It remains to be seen when the 62,000-seat arena hosts its first game.Currently the clubs website lists the game against Manchester City on October 28 as TBC, whilst the London derby with Chelsea game on November 24 is given as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Importantly, a safety licence must be obtained before games can take place at the ground.This requires test events to be staged, which were due to be on August 27 and September 1, where there was supposed to be an academy match and then a legends clash against Bayern Munich. FOOTBALL LATEST Spurs fans will have to return to Wembley whilst the work is finished How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings NEW ERA center_img smart causal 1 highlights Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday ALTERED last_img read more

Liverpool to offer doubled wages to defender

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Robertson scored his first goal for the Reds on the final league game of last season silverware 1 gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won He has three years left on his deal that he signed last summer but Jurgen Klopp is keen to have his time at Liverpool extended.Robertson’s proposed new deal will see him earn more than £60,000 a week.He initially struggled to get into the Reds’ first team but following an injury to Alberto Moreno last December, Robertson was given his chance and he hasn’t looked back since.Talks are planned with club chiefs confident terms will be tied up quickly. REVEALED NEW ERA smart causal center_img possible standings Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Liverpool defender Andy Robertson will reportedly see his wages doubled as a reward for his brilliant first season at Anfield.The Scotland international arrived at the club from Hull City last summer for £10million but that fee appears to be a steal as Robertson has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News Robertson has enjoyed a spectacular rise up the ranks since starting his career at Queen’s Park in the Scottish Third Division in 2012.He was snapped up by Dundee United before moving to Hull in 2014.After helping them get promoted back to the top flight in 2016, Robertson was unable to help the Tigers stay in the division but he was acquired by Liverpool in July 2017.last_img read more