‘Model Airplane’ Craftsman Seeks Help

first_imgHarry Gbusseh, with his newly designed model airplane in the local office of Daily Observer in Ganta.One of the Nimba best artist and designer, Harry Gbusseh is seeking for help for advance study abroad, so as to meet his goal.Gbusseh told the Daily Observer in Ganta that he has the passion and skill for designing any type of model airplane, but need attention from any philanthropic and the government to be able to succeed in his endeavor.Gbusseh, an instructor of art at the Ganta United Methodist School, said his dream as an airplane designer to become a failure would not augur well for him, “because I want to fulfill my dream as an emerging pilot.”“I have great passion for this profession, but I don’t have any means to meet my objective,” he said, adding, “I have the skill, but I need help for advanced study in any other foreign countries to advance my knowledge in technology, . Harry Gbusseh also has the skill in drafting a plan for a house and crafty work,” he boasted.Recently, Harry Gbisseh designed a plane that can ‘fly’ on dry cell battery to the amazement of onlookers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies dominate Blades 11-1

first_imgThe outcome was never in doubt as the Huskies controlled the pace from the opening faceoff. The win also put the Huskies within one point of the North Peace Navigators for second place. Head Coach Gary Alexander says it’s important for the team to maintain their good habits entering games against the lower teams and not get away from the fundamentals.“We just had to stay focused and not start playing pond hockey and give away a bunch of chances on a team that doesn’t earn them,” he says. “We had to play our game. We had to play within our house and limit the amount of goals and shots that a team like this gets on us because you get sloppy in these games and you forget how to do it against Grande Prairie and Peace River.”Alexander was happy with how the team did overall, with the exception of a few moments but also knows it’s to be expected.- Advertisement -“I think they did a real good job. There was a few moments where we got a little bit sloppy but you can’t really pin that down on the boys,” he explains. “Its tough to play. There’s no structure happening that their playing against. It’s hard to play a structured game when the other team has nothing.”Scoring in order for the Huskies were Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Jordan Harder, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Jordan Harder, Jayton Weiler, Dayne Pedersen, Taylor Greatrex, Jordan Harder, Jordan Gies, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, and Jordan Gies.Next for the Huskies is a tilt against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks on December 18 at the North Peace Arena at 8 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Unemployment rate remains steady in September

first_imgThe unemployment rate remained steady in Northeast B.C. in September.The rate stayed at 5.5 per cent, the same as August when it dropped from 6.4 per cent in July.Approximately 39,200 people were employed in the region this September.  In September 2014, the unemployment rate was 4 per cent with 38,600 working.- Advertisement -Across the country, the economy added 12,000 net new jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed by one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.1 per cent as more people entered the labour force, Statistics Canada said Friday.The gain in the overall number of jobs came due to a gain in part-time employment, offset by a drop in full-time jobs.In B.C., the rate jumped slightly to 6.3 per cent from 6.1 per cent in August.Advertisementlast_img

Two Fort St. John Groups receive grants from the Province

first_img“We support programs that make our communities safer and empower people to protect and preserve British Columbia’s natural environment,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We are pleased to fund not-for-profit organizations in this important work, including strengthening volunteer fire departments and enhancing community conservation efforts to protect our environment.” – Advertisement -Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and life-saving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people throughout the province. The Northern Environmental Action Team received $25,500 and North Peace Justice Society $18,000.00. In total $5.6 million will be handed out to 125 organizations across B.C. for public safety programs and $4.6 million for environmental programs.center_img VICTORIA, B.C. – Two Fort St. John groups have received money from Provincial Gaming grants to help provide life-saving emergency and environmental conservation programs.last_img read more

‘Honest’ Conte says title still a pipe dream

first_imgHe was happy with the way his players responded in Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town, but cautioned they are still 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who play their game in hand at Swansea City on Wednesday.“I think that when you tell the truth, it’s the truth,” Conte told reporters at the John Smith’s Stadium.“We have 11 points less than Manchester City. Man City won 15 and drew one. In 17 games, we lost four.“When you have a competitor like Manchester City who are winning every game, it’s very difficult to think you can fight for the title.”Conte rubbished suggestions his stance was unduly negative after a win secured by goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said he would rather “tell the truth than a good lie” about his side’s prospects © AFP / Oli SCARFF“People say talk negative or positive. It’s bullshit. It’s about being realistic,” said the Italian.“I want to always tell the truth. I would rather tell the truth than a good lie.“I can be too honest, but I like to speak very honestly with my players and fans. It doesn’t mean we don’t want to try to catch them.“We have a big leap to make and we need to win every game in this league. This league is very difficult. You have to give 120 per cent of yourself in every game or risk dropping points.“There are six teams to fight for the title and the Champions League. We have to look at ourselves to try to improve. Tonight, I enjoyed my players’ performance.”– Bakayoko’s best yet –Bakayoko atoned for a poor performance at West Ham by scoring the opening goal with a dinked finish before Willian added a second with a header and Pedro blasted in a third.Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner blamed sloppy defending for the first two goals that his team conceded to Chelsea in a 3-1 defeat © AFP / Oli SCARFFFrance midfielder Bakayoko has struggled for form since his £40 million ($53.3 million, 45.4 million euros) move from Monaco in July, but Conte said this was his best performance in a Chelsea shirt.“Bakayoko played a really good game tonight and I’m really happy for him,” Conte said.“He’s 22 years old and I think he’s adapting to English football. Tonight, I saw the best performance from Baka and I started to see what I want. To find the right pass, to change side, to be solid, to be focused for the whole game.“I’m very pleased for him. This performance improved his confidence. I’m not worried about Baka.“He’s starting to realise he is in a big club. He showed me he has the right desire to improve himself and try to be better.”Huddersfield head coach David Wagner blamed sloppy defending for the first two goals that his team conceded.However, he was pleased that his players continued to compete after going 3-0 down early in the second half, earning reward through Laurent Depoitre’s headed consolation goal in stoppage time.“Chelsea were good, there’s no doubt about that,” Wagner said.“The bigger problem is that we haven’t over-performed. We didn’t underperform. We were at an average level.“In the first half, our defence shape was good, we wanted to frustrate them. Unfortunately we conceded a sloppy goal where our concentration wasn’t good enough. Our concentration wasn’t good enough for the second goal too.“We had to be at our best for every single second and in these two instances this wasn’t the case.“But the players showed good character. They deserved the goal they scored at the end.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko atoned for a poor performance at West Ham by scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield © AFP / Oli SCARFFHUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom, Dec 13 – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic contenders for the Premier League title.Conte claimed after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United that his side’s defence of their title was effectively over.last_img read more

Klopp charged over wild celebrations after Liverpool win

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp (right) celebrates Liverpool’s 1-0 win against Everton © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was charged by the Football Association on Monday after he raced onto the pitch to celebrate his side’s late winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby.The German was overjoyed by Divock Origi’s 96th-minute goal courtesy of a horrendous misjudgement from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and raced over to Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker. He apologised for his actions after the 1-0 win at Anfield but the FA announced he had been charged with misconduct. Klopp has until 1800 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.“Immediately after the game I apologised to (Everton manager) Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” Klopp said following the match. “I told him how much I respect his work.“What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not in my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali (goalkeeper Alisson), I couldn’t stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened.”Silva said he did not hear an apology from the Liverpool boss, and added: “To be honest, I didn’t see so I don’t know what he did and how he did it.”The last-gasp win took unbeaten Liverpool to 36 points — just two behind leaders Manchester City.Liverpool hero Origi said his added-time winner was one of the most important he has scored for the club.The Belgium international, making his first appearance at Anfield since May 2017 after spending last season on loan at Wolfsburg, capitalised on Pickford’s error to nod home from close range — his 22nd goal in 79 matches for the club.“It was a crucial goal, one of the most crucial I have scored for Liverpool so it was special,” said the 23-year-old. “You could see the emotion of the fans and the coach and the players so we celebrated all together.”Prior to his 84th-minute entrance on Sunday, Origi had played just 11 minutes for Liverpool this season in one substitute appearance during the 2-0 Champions League defeat in Serbia against Red Star Belgrade.After his disappointing loan spell in the Bundesliga it appeared his chances would be limited and he could have left the club in the summer but Liverpool received no acceptable offers.“As a player you always want to play a lot of minutes but as a team we have a lot of goals this season and I just try to shine my light and see wherever it goes,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United won’t be bullied into selling star player, talkSPORT told

first_imgManchester United will not let Real Madrid bully them into selling David De Gea, talkSPORT have been told.La Liga giants Real have made it clear they want the excellent Spanish glovesman to replace Iker Casillas, despite landing Kiko Casilla from Espanyol.The Red Devils want centre-back Sergio Ramos to move the other way in any deal, but aren’t worried about the possibility of losing De Gea on a free transfer next summer, should they hang onto him this transfer window.talkSPORT’s Manchester football correspondent told the Transfer Tavern: “United are making it quite clear they won’t be pushed around. They won’t be bullied by Real Madrid.“Over the last few years Real Madrid have usually targeted a player and David De Gea is that player this season.“I think Manchester United are going to make it as difficult as possible for Real Madrid to just snare De Gea. The point that they wanted to make was that if the deal was to be done, Sergio Ramos would come the other way. That has been tricky.“Rafa Benitez has been speaking about the situation and says Ramos is going nowhere, and you can safely say Benitez has no love for Manchester United. If you go back to the days where he was in his role at Liverpool, jousting with Sir Alex Ferguson, there is history there and both clubs are flexing their muscles a little bit.“Manchester United want to do it on their terms so that if De Gea leaves there has to be something in return. Sergio Ramos would be the preferred situation.“Should United stick to their guns and De Gea stays for the final season of his contract, he’ll leave for nothing and United can take that hit. It would prove they aren’t going to be messed around and they’re big enough to take a hit like that.“It wouldn’t be the end of the world for either party [if he stayed at Old Trafford]. De Gea just like Cristiano Ronaldo might just have to sit there for another year.”last_img read more

LISTEN – On The Sporting Couch: Keith Gillespie on his gambling addiction

first_imgOne in four of us will experience issues with our mental health, and sports men and women are no different.‘On the Sporting Couch’ is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues in sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake an on-air therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles.The programme is hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, and in this episode he is joined by former Manchester United and Northern Ireland midfielder Keith Gillespie, who gives a frank insight into how he lost £7million to a gambling addiction.Each show tells the incredible individual story of determination of these athletes, who have come to terms with a condition that is too often still a taboo in dressing rooms and sports clubs across the country.Listen back to the latest edition of ‘Sporting Couch’ above, and CLICK HERE to take a look at previous episodes.last_img read more

Griffin heading to Florida come October

first_imgFERNDALE >> Chris Griffin started his horse race announcing career in 2015 at the Humboldt County Fair.Now the former public address announcer and play-by-play voice for the famed Harlem Globetrotters will be calling horse races from coast-to-coast with a resume that has literally taken off out of the starting gate.Griffin, who will return for his second season at the 120th Humboldt County Fair race meet (Aug. 19-20-21 and 26-27-28), has been named the announcer for the Gulfstream Park West …last_img

South African Tourism, stakeholders on SME development

first_imgSouth African Tourism and other stakeholders spoke about how they were helping the Hidden Gems in the country, during a live webinar.Programmes such as the Hidden Gems mainly chose to work with SMEs that offer unique experiences such as adventure and cultural activities, says Hannelie du Toit of Southern Africa Tourism Services Association. (Image: Brand South Africa)Melissa JavanThe small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that were part of the Hidden Gems programme during Africa’s Travel Indaba earlier this year would have a three-year relationship with South African Tourism and other stakeholders, said Neil Nagooroo.Nagooroo, South African Tourism’s general manager: strategic events and exhibitions, was speaking in a live webinar, “Engage with SA Tourism on SME development” held on Tuesday 28 June 2017. The webinar was hosted by the online tourism news platform, Daily Southern African Tourism Update.To grow local SMEs globallyThe relationship with the 90 SMEs on the Hidden Gems programme was part of the intention of SA Tourism and other stakeholders to help the businesses to grow internationally. Nagooroo said that they wanted to give the SMEs a platform to showcase their products or services at global conferences.The Hidden Gems’ 90 businesses — 10 from each of the nine provinces — were the special focus of Africa’s Travel Indaba. The annual convention is held in May in Durban. Earlier this year, Sisa Ntshona, SA Tourism CEO, said a key focus of the Hidden Gems was to train and mentor SMEs, and help them with preferential access to influential industry players.“For me, one of the Indaba’s highlights is our new Hidden Gems programme, which will help boost tourism by enabling smaller players. [The 90 small businesses are] emerging and existing enterprises are at least 50% black-owned,” Ntshona said.The National Department of Tourism and the Southern African Tourism Services Association are working with SA Tourism on the programme. Through them, the entrepreneurs got exposure at the Indaba and had the opportunity to pitch their products and services to travel buyers during speed marketing sessions.Nagooroo said the SMEs now understood how to run their businesses better. “We found in the past that challenges they had included not having the right tools to run their businesses. Also, they didn’t know how to network. Having them equipped is a phenomenal experience for us.”In April 2017, the majority of tourists — 895 760 (97,5%) — were on holiday; 16 533 (1,8%) and 6 791 (0,7%) were here for business and for study, respectively according to Statistics South Africa’s tourism and migration report. (Image: Brand South Africa)Growing the networkSepti Bukula of Osiba Management was a local buyer at this year’s Indaba. The company brings international conferences to South Africa. Clients often would ask them for certain tourism experiences, said Bukula, but his company did not have available services. Now it was working with SMEs with which it had connected at the Indaba.“We were at the Indaba and after we heard that SA Tourism was undertaking SME development, we wanted to partner with SA Tourism. The Indaba was a useful experience for us.” Osiba Management now partnered with 14 of the businesses that exhibited at the tourism convention, and had set up a network with the SMEs.“Our hope and intention is to grow the network and to expand it by bringing in more SME partners,” Bukula said, adding that his company told the small businesses that collaboration was key to growth.Unique experiences such as opening up townships and heritage area sites were attractive to tourists, said Hannelie du Toit of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) in the webinar. “Those opportunities are being taken up. Interaction with humans — I think that’s what tourists are generally asking for.”Adventure and cultural activities were popular. “If your product or service is similar to others, think about what is your unique selling proposition,” she advised. Du Toit also said that SMEs should look at collaborating with those in their communities.StatisticsAlso this week, Statistics South Africa released its “Tourism and Migration” report for April 2017. In that month, more than 3.8 million people (arrivals, departures and transits) passed through South Africa’s ports of entry.The data collected by the Department of Home Affairs show that in April 2017 the totals were made up of 1,068,065 South African residents and 2,773,454 foreign travellers. Foreign arrivals of 1,395,241 were made up of 85,768 non-visitors and 1,309,473 visitors, said Stats SA.It also reported:Overseas tourists (222,055) increased by 17,8%; in April 2016, the number was 188,491.The highest increase, 50.5%, was in tourists from Germany (18,423 in April 2016 to 27,720 in April 2017), followed by Switzerland at 29,6% (from 4,320 to 5,600).Tourists from the SADC (680,918) increased by 15,3% from 590,456.The highest increase, 54,3%, was in tourists from Botswana (from 52,875 to 81,570), followed by Lesotho at 20,4% (from 132,161 to 159,175).Tourists from other African countries (15,052) decreased by 5,9% from 15,996 in April 2016.The highest increase, 14,0%, was in tourists from Uganda (from 983 to 1,121), followed by Ghana at 12,5% (from 1,316 to 1,480).There were also 1,003 tourists whose countries of origin were unspecified.Sources: South African Tourism, Indaba, Southern Africa Tourism Services Association, Statistics South Africa and Daily Southern African Tourism Update.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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