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Mills Jones Campaign Puts Market Women ‘In Zico’

first_imgMOVEE Chairman, Dee Maxwell Kemayah, with standard bearer, Dr. J. Mills Jones, during a recent campaign rally in August 2017.The fact that the standard bearer of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, sailed smoothly through the National Elections Commission confirmation process in spite of the controversial Code of Conduct, which many thought would have hooked him of all aspirants, has reinvigorated his political prowess and put his supporters, mainly the marketers, ‘in zico’ (great zeal or high morale) to canvass for his presidential bid.Women in the Gobachop, Coalfield, Red Light and Ground Pea markets in Paynesville Community, outside Monrovia, thanked Dr. Jones for providing them the enabling environment to do business and promised to ensure that he is elected president.The women, who were taken by a surprise visit from Dr. Jones and his entourage on Monday, said Jones has “elevated” them, not only through the provision of a loan scheme when he served as Central Bank Governor, but also for playing a significant role in taking them from the “ground to the table,” which they said has greatly impacted their lives.It was Dr. Jones and his running mate, Dr. Samuel Reeves’s first visit to the area since  campaigning began on July 31. The Market Superintendent, Madam Sangai Dolley, showered praises on Jones, and said God will definitely answer his prayer to become President of Liberia. Madam Dolley said the marketers can trust Dr. Jones with the leadership of the country, not just for the good he has done for market women across the country before and after he emerged on the political scene, but “because he is a man of his word.”“We are for you today and tomorrow, and will make sure that we vote for you, because you know what the poor people are going through,” she declared to a round of applause.In response, Dr. Jones said the marketers should by now be able to engage in wholesale trade, and encouraged them not to limit themselves to just being retailers. He promised them that under a J. Mills Jones presidency, the government will work hard to improve their lives by providing them more business opportunities and strengthening their trades by constructing facilities to include warehouses to preserve some of their perishable goods.“We understand you were not expecting us here today, but we are here and so we wanted to just come in and see you. We come as people who believe in change that is why we are not doing things the same old politicians’ way. We are different people with a different ideology to develop this country for all to enjoy and benefit from the resources,” Jones told the marketers. “I am not a politician and neither is my running mate, but it is time for us to change Liberia. It is not the same old politicians that will change this country,” he said.Jones said under his stewardship, marketers in the 15 counties will see more stimulus packages to boost their earnings, much more than when he was at the Central Bank of Liberia as the governor. “We want to tell you that when you put us in the Mansion, nobody will be vex with us to stop (what we are doing) at that time; in fact, we know it will increase,” Jones added, to the delight of the marketers who chanted the name “Poverty Doctor”.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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Prep roundup: Oak Park remains undefeated in Tri-Valley girls volleyball

first_img Kim Capicotto had nine kills and Emma Watson had 15 assists for Chaminade (9-9, 1-4). Viewpoint 3, Oakwood 0: Marisa Fair had 16 kills and five digs and Ashley Thierry had 21 assists as Viewpoint of Calabasas (9-1, 4-0) defeated host Oakwood of North Hollywood 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 in a Liberty League match. Fair, a senior, is the returning Liberty League MVP. Her Viewpoint team lost to Flintridge Prep of La Canada last season in the first round of the Div. 4A playoffs. BOYS’ WATER POLO Alemany 14, Crespi 2:Seniors Brian Taylor and Matt Zamora scored five goals each to lead Alemany of Mission Hills (15-8, 2-2) to a victory over Crespi of Encino (3-15-1, 1-3). Taylor’s five goals made him Alemany’s all-time leader in goals with 94. Senior Alejandro Maranelli added three goals and two assists for Alemany. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! La Reina’s only loss in league this year came against Oak Park. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Senior Jesse Yaeger had 11 kills as Oak Park (21-1, 5-0) defeated host St. Bonaventure of Ventura 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated in a Tri-Valley League girls’ volleyball match. Samantha Macks had seven kills and Sara Majidian had four blocks for Oak Park, which plays host to La Reina of Thousand Oaks (4-1 in league) on Oct. 20 in what could determine the Tri-Valley League champion. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hillcrest Christian 3, Delphi Academy 0: Senior captain Cyndi Taylor had 12 aces and four kills to lead Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills 25-14, 25-12, 25-13 in a nonleague victory over Delphi Academy. Junior Samm Toven added five kills and three blocks for the Eagles (8-4, 4-1), who are currently in first place in the Heritage League. Hillcrest Christian has never finished better than fourth place in league. West Valley Christian 3, West L.A. Baptist 0: Katie Matsumoto had 11 aces and Kara Bixby had six kills as host West Valley Christian of West Hills (11-0, 6-0) defeated West L.A. Baptist of Los Angeles 25-6, 25-12, 25-13 to remain undefeated. Harvard-Westlake 3, Chaminade 0: Brittney Julian had 10 kills and Nicole Goldhaber had 25 assists as Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (14-4, 3-1) defeated host Chaminade of West Hills 25-11, 25-13, 25-15 in a Mission League match. last_img read more

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Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)

first_imgLeave the car at home. If possible, bike or walk to the geocache location. This is not only great for your health and good for the environment, the slower pace might even make you notice things along the way you would have never seen speeding by in your car. We hope these tips will help you sharpen your nature senses and become a skilled environmentally friendly geocacher. Do you have another tip for environmentally friendly geocaching? Let us know in the comments below!Find out how you can be a complete nature loving geocacher with our 6 Tips for Hiding an Environmentally Friendly Geocache! Only hug wooden bears! (Picture by miatabug)Keep geocache owners informed. Let the geocache owner know if their geocache is damaged and could potentially be dangerous to animals or vegetation. Stay on track. Stick to designated trails and don’t cut across switchbacks when navigating to the geocache. Doing so might disturb flora and fauna along the way. In Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 1), we gave you tips and tricks on how to hide an environmentally friendly geocache. A wise geocacher once said: “If you hide a geocache, someone will come and find it.” So this time we want to take a look at how to be a Nature Lover when hunting for a geocache.We asked the geocaching community, Geocaching HQ-ers and Volunteer Reviewers for their tip-top tips on being kind to nature when searching for a geocache. Then we combined all the great answers into this list:Take a deep breath and enjoy the outdoors.Come prepared. When planning for a geocaching trip, make sure to read the geocache description carefully. This way you’ll know the regulations and concerns for the area before you visit. Be informed about the seasonal changes in your area. Do not visit caves in which bears or bats hibernate during autumn and winter and do not disturb breeding habitats. Before searching for a night cache in the woods, check in with park rangers or land management to make sure that this is safe for you and for the natural area. Bring garbage bags. Geocacher Cindi Lee G. says: “We cache in and trash out every time we go geocaching or hiking.” We think that’s grand! Next time you go geocaching, include a few garbage bags with your geocaching gear. This way you can pick up litter on the way to  and from the geocache. And here is something we think is genius: there are some geocaches with an extra compartment for trash bags geocachers can use to Cache In Trash Out (CITO) on their way back out. Respect wildlife and plants. Observe wild animals from afar. Never feed or try to touch them. Be conscious where you are stepping so you don’t destroy fragile plants and mushrooms.  Pro-Tip from Geocacher Sarah H.: “Please clean your footwear and gear when hiking in various places. Footwear caked in mud and plant material is a good way to spread invasive species.” It is OK to DNF.  You have searched in all the obvious places. You took a good look at the geocache description and the hint, but you still couldn’t find it. Log your DNF (Did Not Find) online to let the geocache owner know that you did not find the geocache. Don’t keep on searching, turning over every stone, and potentially ravaging the area. Keep in mind: A DNF is not admission to failure, it is just honest communication. 6 Tips for Finding a Geocache in an Environmentally Friendly Way Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 1)October 26, 2013In “Cache In Trash Out”Six tips for finding a geocache in an environmentally friendly wayMarch 4, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Quiz Results: The Nature LoverOctober 31, 2013In “7 Souvenirs of August”last_img read more

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Honoured to have Feroz Shah Kotla gate named after me: Virender Sehwag

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday hoped that Delhi will produce many more stars to have more gates of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium named after them.Inaugurating the Virender Sehwag Gate at the Feroz Shah Kotla here, the right-hander said it was a huge honour to have a gate named after him at the ground where he started his journey to become a great cricketer.The Gate No.3 of the stadium was dedicated to the star batsman.”It’s an honour to have a gate named after me at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. I remember when I started off I used to daily cross this gate and now it has my name,” Sehwag told reporters here.Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc and #TeamIndia members congratulate @virendersehwag after the gate at Feroz Shah Kotla was named after him. pic.twitter.com/bveVvQtUrP- BCCI (@BCCI) October 31, 2017However, there was a major blunder on the banner adorning the gate. It said Sehwag was the “only Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket.” That was true up until December 2016 when Karun Nair became the second Indian to score a triple hundred in Tests.Sehwag, of course, remains the only Indian to score two Test triple hundreds and could have had a third had he not fallen agonizingly short against Sri Lanka.Thanking the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), the cricketer-turned-commentator said: “There will be many more cricketers from this state who will have stands, gates, pavilions named after them but I am glad that I am the first one. I feel very fortunate and would like to thank the DDCA for this honour.”advertisementMadan Lal, head of the DDCA cricket affairs committee, hailed Sehwag’s contribution to Indian cricket.”Sehwag changed the way the game was played in India. Earlier we used to score 240-250 runs in a day, but after he came 350-360 became possible. He was a major reason why India won so many matches,” he said.https://t.co/65dpspkzJ7- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 31, 2017last_img read more

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Greens call for resurrection of Kelowna Accord

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter two weeks on the campaign trail, Green Party leader Elizabeth made a stop in Montreal Monday and called for a resurrection of the Kelowna Accord.May said the Green Party would fight to restore the $5.1 billion accord which was created by the Paul Martin Liberals, but cancelled by Stephen Harper’s government.May also said her party was committed to rebuilding Canada’s health care system.She was joined by Holly Dressel, a best-selling author who has written about Canada’s health care system.last_img read more

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