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Schafer exit near, Brown tipped to take over

first_img BRIGHT MOMENTS Schafer’s tenure on Jamaica’s bench did have a few bright moments – particularly the team’s capture of the Caribbean Cup in 2014 and its run to the final of the Gold Cup in 2015, where they lost 3-1 to Mexico. Schafer, who has also coached African powerhouse Cameroon, took over from Theodore Whitmore in the middle of 2013 towards the back end of a failed 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. Meanwhile, Brown, who is said to be considering the prospect, is no stranger to the Jamaican head coaching job having led the national senior programme in three separate stints from 1990-1994, 2001-2004 and in 2006. With veteran Jamaican coach Carl Brown in the wings, under-fire Winfried Schaafer seems closer to the door, with general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Raymond Grant confirming to The Gleaner that discussions around a separation are currently underway with the German and his legal representative. Schafer is being represented by Queen’s Counsel K.D. Knight, and though no information was provided regarding the value of the customary severance package, it is widely believed that Schafer’s contract with the JFF saw him taking home US$5,000 on a monthly basis. “What I can confirm is that the Jamaica Football Federation is in discussion with Mr Schafer and his legal representative, QC K.D. Knight, as it relates to a separation,” Grant told The Gleaner yesterday. Grant pointed to the failed World Cup qualifying campaign, which saw the Reggae Boyz finishing last in their four-team group at the semi-final stage, in an embarrassing show that saw the team winning just once, while scoring the least (two goals) and conceding the most (10) in their six games. “After a failed campaign or programme, it is the responsibility of the JFF to review everything and see where we fell short, where we could have been better, what we need to do going forward, and things of this nature,” added Grant. “The board of directors met yesterday (Wednesday) and discussed the situation and determined that it was best to move in another direction,” said Grant. The administrator added that he does not expect the negotiations with Schafer to drag on for much longer. “The spirit of the discussions have been good. There has been a clear understanding between both sides and based on this, we expect that the finalisation of the agreement should be near,” said Grant.last_img read more

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Child Abuse on the Rise in Lofa, RRF & SFCG Releases 1ST Human Rights…

first_imgThe Rights and Rice Foundation (RRF), in collaboration with Search for Common Ground (SFCG), has released the first human rights situation report on Lofa County, indicating that human rights are frequently violated with impunity.The report, released on  Wednesday at the head office of the Search For Common Ground in Sinkor, covered three month of monitors from October to December 2013 in Lofa.James Yarsieh, SFCG executive director, said that in May 2013, his organization and RRF completed a human rights baseline survey (HRBS), which found that human rights violations most frequently occur in four key areas: rape/ sexual violence, domestic violence, child abuse, and abuse by the security sector (illegal/arbitrary, detention, police brutality).“This was followed by recruitment and training of community-based  organizations, monitors who volunteered to participate in the human rights situation  report. “We prepared checklists to be used by monitors taking into account the findings of the baseline report,” Mr. Yarsieh said.Human rights monitors reported a total of 28 cases of child abuse with sixteen reports (57.2%) involving more than one kind of child abuse with categories including: child labor, 10 reports (35.7%) explicitly described neglect of some kind, and 11 reports (39.3%) indicating evidence of physical violence and abuse.According to the reports, the youngest victim was four years old; the oldest was 17 years old with the average of the victims at 11, and fifteen victims, female, amounting to (53.6%), nine victims (males) amounting (32.1%), and four victims not identified by gender with perpetrators mostly identified in these cases as family or friends.Eleven cases of domestic violence were verified; all reported cases of domestic violence indicated evidence of physical violence or injury inflicted on the victim, most often perpetrated by a male “friend” (which may be interpreted as a husband, a friend, a domestic partner, a boyfriend, or a fiancé, with no fatalities reported of all the cases.) In recognizing these issues, SFCG and RRF, with support from the European Union (EU), have undertaken a project to address capacity gaps in human rights violations. The goal of the project is to create a space for constructive dialogue among human right actors in Liberia.The objectives were twofold; to improve the quantity and quality of human rights monitors in two counties (Lofa and Bong); and to enhance the capacity of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INHCR) to coordinate human rights protection and promotion at the Country level.Commissioner Macdilla Howard of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) said the commission, in collaboration with the RRF & SFCG, would work on the recommendations  of the report for the betterment of the situation.She expressed thanks and appreciation for the work of the RRF & SFCG to ensure that many incidences of the violence against women would  be reduced in Lofa and others counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hollywood blockbuster ‘Deep-waters Horizon’ now showing at Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Two big, big movies have hit the big screen at Eclipse Cinemas, with the much anticipated releases of Miss Pelegrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deep-waters Horizon. Miss Pelegrine’s Home For Perculiar Children: 12A 127MINS: A boy must save the residents of a mysterious island orphanage in Tim Burton’s imaginative fantasy. Sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield) has grown up listening to his grandfather’s bizarre stories of the residents of a strange and mysterious island orphanage known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars. When the old man dies in mysterious circumstances, he leaves young Jacob clues that set him on an extraordinary quest.What he finds is a magical place, spanning different worlds and times, whose residents possess astonishing abilities. But they are also under threat from sinister monsters. Now it’s up to Jacob to use his own ‘peculiarity’ to save them.Adapted from Ransom Riggs’s creepy young adult book by Jane Goldman, of X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass fame, this latest dark fantasy from the fertile mind of Tim Burton boasts a superlative cast that includes Eva Green, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Deepwaters Horizon: 12A 108MINS: Mark Wahlberg stars in a thrilling drama of real-life environmental disaster heroism.In April 2010, one of the world’s most devastating man-made eco catastrophes took place when BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to a massive oil spill.Eleven people lost their lives. Little reported at the time were the stories of immense courage as workers struggled desperately to avert the calamity and managed to prevent an even greater death toll. Mark Wahlberg reunites with ‘Lone Survivor’ director Peter Berg to play electrician Mike Williams in this compelling and inspirational action drama charting the 48 hours leading up to the disaster.Kurt Russell, Dylan O’Brien and Gina Rodriguez are cast as his colleagues, while John Malkovich takes the role of a BP representative who underestimates the mounting danger.Appearing on screen with her adoptive father Kurt Russell for the first time, Kate Hudson plays Williams’ wife. Hollywood blockbuster ‘Deep-waters Horizon’ now showing at Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: September 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeatureslifestylelast_img read more

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BALLYSHANNON MAN APPOINTED TO TRUST OF THE IRISH TIMES

first_imgWell-known Ballyshannon native Peter McLoone has been appointed to the trust of the Irish Times.Mr McLoone is the former secretary of the Impact trade union which he served form 1995 to his retirement in 2010.He is also a board member of the Labour Relations Commission and is on the governing body of the National College of Ireland. He is a brother of former county manager Michael McLoone.BALLYSHANNON MAN APPOINTED TO TRUST OF THE IRISH TIMES was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:BallyshannonIrish TimesPeter McLoonelast_img read more

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Eye kept on alcohol sellers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake When establishments comply with regulations, they receive a commendatory letter from the task force. Those out of compliance are given educational materials and information on free training available from state agencies to bring them into compliance. Several arrests resulted after three “shoulder tap” and decoy operations, where an underage person approaches an adult and asks him or her to purchase alcohol. Businesses were targeted as a result of information received from patrol deputies, the WETip hotline, parents and citizens who called the station or posted comments on the station’s Web site, www.SCVsheriff.com. As a result of the investigations, 62 arrests were made, including 11 for furnishing alcohol to a minor and minors in possession of alcohol. Twenty-seven arrests were made for offenses ranging from felony narcotics possession to keeping adulterated (containing insect debris) beverages for sale. Health department officials cited bars for several health-code violations, including rodent droppings and moldy ice makers. Bomben said a growing problem is the availability of false identification cards, some of which were confiscated during two Cops In Shops operations, in which undercover deputies and Alcohol Beverage Control officers monitor the activities of businesses and persons purchasing alcohol. Investigators determined a need for continuing Cops In Shops operations to address the problem. Bomben said the various operations conducted with the grant proved the need for continuing minor decoy, shoulder tap and task force activities in the upcoming months. “In the long run, it’s better to do these operations and get as many law-abiding citizens on our side,” he said. “When we do enforcement like this, there are less calls for service involving youth and alcohol, less car crashes, injuries or death. This will have a far-reaching result.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com SANTA CLARITA – Over the last five months, more than 200 inspections of bars, convenience stores and restaurants were aimed at keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors. Sgt. John Bomben of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita station coordinated the efforts, financed by an $80,000 grant from the state Alcohol Beverage Control Department and involving a variety of agencies including the Probation Department, county health investigators, tax and license inspectors, County Police and narcotics officers. “We did 211 IMPACT (Informed Merchants Prevent Alcohol Related Crime Tendencies) inspections and what we found means we’re pretty much on track,” Bomben said. The primary goal is to restrict minors’ access to alcohol, but the inspections yielded other benefits, such as resolving complaints about smoking, noise and public urination. “There were places where we would see a potential for problems, such as graffiti or bad lighting, or even narcotics paraphernalia like pipes in sight,” he said. “If we asked them to remove the problem, they never hesitated to cooperate.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL BAR SEEKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED EVENTS MANAGER

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A busy Donegal bar is seeking to hire an experienced ‘Events Manager’ to help them plan, organise and implement functions in their bar.The management of the bar has recently changed hands, and the new owners have ambitious and innovative plans to expand the services on offer within the traditional bar.Located in the Letterkenny catchment area the bar is situated in a prime location close to some major of Donegal’s most famous tourist attractions. They want to be able to attract the overflow of tourists that will visit the many tourist locations dotted around the area.Management also want an experienced ‘Events Manager’ to show them first how to plan, organise and execute a function from start to finish.Successful candidates need at least THREE years of experience in Events Management’ and it’s essential they have experience in Catering.The ‘Events Manager’ will have to be very ‘hands-on’ and will be responsible for prepping, cooking, and serving the food, they’ll be responsible for all those roles as well as executing the role of running the entire event. The job is quite flexible, with no part-time or permanent position available, the successful candidate would be paid for solely putting on the entire function from start to finish.It’s a perfect opportunity for someone who may already have a job to be able to do this at weekends for this bar?If you’re interested in this position send your cover letters and CV’s NOW to info@donegaldaily.comJOB VACANCY: DONEGAL BAR SEEKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED EVENTS MANAGER was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:bardonegalEvents Managementjobsnewslast_img read more

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Kurtenbach: Wait for the future? No, the Raiders moment is now

first_imgIf — for whatever reason — you would have asked me a few weeks ago which was the better team, the Raiders or the Chiefs, I would have sided with Kansas City without hesitation.I won’t soon forget what the Chiefs did to the Raiders in Week 2 at the Coliseum. Patrick Mahomes had the greatest quarterbacking quarter I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes in that game.The Chiefs, flawed as they might have been, looked lightyears ahead.But now, as we head into Week 12 of the campaign, I’m …last_img read more

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Celebrating South African flavours: Simply Delicious

first_imgWith the support of her parents, Zola Nene swapped her law studies – for which she had no enthusiasm – for working in professional kitchens in the UK. She returned to South Africa to study the culinary arts. Now that passion has culminated in her debut cookbook, Simply Delicious. South African chef Zola Nene says she is excited about her debut cookbook, Simply Delicious. (Image: Dawie Verwey, © Penguin Random House South Africa)Compiled by Priya PitamberChef and food stylist Zola Nene has released her debut cookbook, Simply Delicious. It seemed a natural step in the 31-year-old’s culinary career following her move from the lecture halls of B.Comm law to the kitchen. She merely followed her passion.Nene was reading law, but was not inspired by the career choice, and gave it up to work in professional kitchens in the UK. That stint abroad sealed her fate. On her return to South Africa, she studied food media at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch. Since then, Nene has also added resident chef on the morning news show, Expresso, to her resumé.When did your love affair with food start?I’ve always loved cooking. Even from a young age I was taking cookbooks out of the library instead of regular story books and my mum would let me experiment in the kitchen. Food has always played a significant role in my family, too, because celebrations were marked by delicious meals prepared by my mother and grandmother.What was the first thing you made, and what did it taste like?The first thing I made was a ham and cheese sandwich topped with a fried egg – (croque madame). I saw it in a cook-by-pictures book and asked my mum if I could try making it. It turned out really well and was delicious. It’s still something that I love making to this day – it even features in my cookbook. South African chef Zola Nene is featured on the cover of her debut cookbook. (Image: Dawie Verwey, © Penguin Random House South Africa)How did you move from studying a B.Com law degree to working in a professional kitchen in the UK?After two years of studying B.Com law, I realised that it really wasn’t the profession for me. I was unmotivated and bored with all of my subjects. I spoke to my parents about it; they immediately said that I shouldn’t do anything that I’m not happy doing and should focus my energy on what I was passionate about.I told my dad that I liked to cook so he suggested that I take a year off studying and go and cook in professional kitchens overseas and see if I would like to make it a career. I then ventured off to the UK with the intention of working as a chef in a professional kitchen.Please tell us more about your experience in the UK.I spent two years working in the UK as a chef, first in the hot kitchen, then later as a pastry chef. I worked in a brasserie in a town called Knutsford where I was thrown in the deep end and had to sink or swim. This was a high-pressure professional kitchen and service was intense. But I thrived on the pressure and loved every minute of it. My time there definitely cemented the fact that I wanted to be a chef.Studying food media at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch is interesting. Why did you choose it?When I returned from the UK, I enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Arts and chose to do a three-year diploma course specialising in food media in the final year. I chose this because I knew that I wanted to be a chef and wanted to learn all the fundamentals of the culinary industry, but I also knew that I didn’t want to dedicate my entire career to working in a restaurant kitchen forever. I was very interested in food styling and wanted to learn how to style images for print media, so specialising in food media helped me gain those skills.What has been your most outstanding moment since working in the culinary industry, and what has been the most challenging?My most outstanding moment to date has to be publishing my first cookbook. It is an absolute dream come true for me and I’m so excited about it.The most challenging has to be the first time I cooked live on TV. I was out of my comfort zone but I’m so glad that the Expresso producers pushed me to do it. Now it is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.Tell us more about your debut cookbook, Simply Delicious. When did you start, and how did you go about selecting recipes for it? What impact do you hope to have?I started compiling the recipes for the book about two years ago. It’s been a long process, but a very rewarding one too. It’s been such a fabulous experience writing my food journey on paper for other people to read about.The first time I held a copy of the book in my hands was very emotional; I definitely shed a tear. The moment was just so surreal.I feel such a sense of pride knowing that my recipes will live forever in a cookbook. No-one can ever take the accolade away from me.I’m not certain what impact it will have on people, but my hope is that people will receive it in the intent that it was meant, with love from me. Every single recipe in the book has a reason why I’ve included it and I hope that people making the recipes experience the same kind of joy when eating the food as I did creating the recipes.In what way is South African cuisine unique? What is your favourite cuisine?What makes our cuisine so unique is the fact that it is so diverse. Our country is a melting pot of cultures and so too is our food.I don’t have a favourite cuisine because I like to play around with flavours and combine different cuisines to create a new recipe. My pap lasagne is a great example of that theory – fusing a traditional South African staple food like pap, with an Italian dish. Chef Zola Nene likes to combine and experiment with flavours. Merging Italian and South African food, she created pap lasagne. (Image: Dawie Verwey,© Penguin Random House South Africa)Pap lasagneServes 4–630ml olive oil1 onion, chopped5ml fennel seeds500g pork mince15ml tomato paste410g can chopped tomatoes10ml white sugarsalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste800ml vegetable stock250ml maize meal125ml grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for toppingHeat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the onion and fennel seeds until the onion has softened.Add the pork mince and cook, stirring continuously, until browned.Add the tomato paste, tomatoes and sugar, season to taste and reduce the heat.Leave to gently simmer for 15 minutes while you prepare the pap.Place the vegetable stock into a saucepan and bring to the boil.Sprinkle in the maize meal while stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon.Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-25 minutes until the pap is thick and cooked through.It should come away from the sides of the pan.Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.Preheat the oven to 200°C.Grease a 2-litre capacity ovenproof dish and evenly spread half the pap over the base.Pour over the mince sauce and spread the remaining pap on top.Sprinkle over some extra Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese ismelted and golden.– Extracted from Simply Delicious by Zola Nene (Struik Lifestyle)What is your one, easy go-to-dish when you get home from work and you are really tired?Midweek roast chicken, which is included in my cookbook. It takes 10 minutes to prepare, the oven takes care of the rest and in less than an hour you have a delicious meal.Tell us about a recipe that has flopped.Because I develop a lot of recipes, I’ve had many recipes flop – everything from cakes to sauces. But everything is always a learning curve and if at first you don’t succeed, try again. I never just give up on a flopped recipe; I tweak it and try it again until it’s perfect – that’s how the best recipes are created.What advice can you share with aspiring cooks?My advice for aspiring cooks is do what you love and love what you do. Follow your passion and don’t let anyone stand in the way of your achievements. Also, find a mentor to aspire to and look up to. Having someone to teach and guide you is always a plus.How important is it for chefs and restaurants to familiarise themselves with different dietary requirements, especially in a place as diverse as South Africa?It’s very important, and I’m happy to see that most restaurants nowadays cater for most dietary requirements. It’s important for restaurants to adapt and change so as to stay relevant in these times in which consumers are demanding that their needs be met.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Fire destroys swine barn on Darke County fairgrounds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Thursday night, fire crews were called to the Darke County fairgrounds after reports of a major fire at the facility’s swine barn. It is being called a total loss. The building is used as storage during the off season and was housing campers and food trucks at the time of the blaze.More details as updates become available.Darke County residents say goodbye to beloved swine barnlast_img

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Photos – The Emma Coburn Story

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementEmma Coburn (born October 19, 1990) is an American middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 meter steeplechase.At the 2017 World Championships in London, Coburn won the 3000 metres steeplechase with a time of 9.02.59, breaking her own American record.This made her the first American woman to win a gold medal in the steeplechase at either the World Championships or the Olympics.Previously, she set an American record of 9:07.63 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to win a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.This also made her the first American woman to win any Olympic medal in that event.Her other achievements in the event include reaching the 2012 Olympic final (8th), and the World Championship finals in 2011 (10th) and 2015 (5th).She also won the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup.She is a seven-time (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018) United States National Champion.Coburn qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 3000 meter steeplechase, joined in the event by her University of Colorado teammate Shalaya Kipp.At age 21, Coburn was the youngest runner on the American team at the 2012 Olympics.In her Olympic heat, she placed third with a time of 9:27.51, automatically qualifying for the final.Picture courtesy – Emma Coburn (Instagram)last_img read more

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