Samukai Recommends Discipline to Newport Junior High Students

first_imgSpeaking on the upcoming presidential and representative elections, Samukai encouraged the students not to be misled by politicians, but to listen to their teachers and make decisions that will benefit them and their country by voting the right people to power.“It will be your calm-looking image and discipline that will appeal to voters to make the best choice at the October polls,” Samukai told the students, who responded with a round of applause.“If you refer to an activity or situation as a discipline, you mean that, in order to be successful in it, you need to behave in a strictly controlled way and obey particular rules or standards.“If you discipline yourself to do something, you train yourself to behave and work in a strictly controlled and regular way.”The school principal, J. Luke Garlo, earlier welcomed Minister Samukai and his entourage to the school, and also expressed gratitude to the students who honored their teachers.Friday’s ceremony was climaxed with all-around celebrations, led by the student leadership, when Minister Samukai presented a purse of L$20,000 to the school.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Min. Samukai presents a certificate of honor from the students to Principal Garlo. J. Brownie Samukai, Jr., the Minister of National Defense, on Friday cautioned members and officers of the Student Council Government of Newport Junior High School, his Alma mater, to remain disciplined in their academic pursuits.Discipline, Samukai said, entails the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, where the teachers sometimes use punishment to correct anyone in the wrong.“A lack of proper parental and school discipline,” Samukai said,  leads to the practice of making people obey rules or standards of behavior, and punishing them when they do not.He urged the students to remain loyal to constituted authority by listening to their teachers, the headmaster and those that are playing leadership roles in their student council government.Samukai’s admonition was contained in his extemporaneous remarks at a program marking Teachers’ Appreciation Day held in the school’s auditorium.During the ceremony, the student council government, representing  over 1,516  first to 9th graders, certificated the 40 teachers assigned in the school.The students also certificated members of the support staff and some of their colleagues, who they said had remained disciplined, even the best-dressed, during the just ended academic calendar.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo 100 percent fit – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to missing a goal during their match against Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 6, 2017MADRID, Spain, Dec 22- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Saturday’s huge El Clasico clash against Barcelona despite playing a limited role in training this week.And the Frenchman urged Ronaldo to put his perceived desire for an improved contract from the European champions on the back burner to help Real get back into the La Liga title race. “He is 100 percent, he trained today and that is all that interests me,” Zidane said on Friday.Ronaldo, 32, said he would like to retire at Real after scoring the winner in last weekend’s Club World Cup final, but that decision depended on those that run the club.The Portuguese star signed a new deal to 2021 with Real just over a year ago, but has since seen Neymar’s move to Paris Saint Germain for a world record fee and a bumper new deal for Lionel Messi at Barcelona reportedly see them leapfrog Ronaldo as the world’s best paid player.“Cristiano just has to think about what he has done, what he is doing and what he means to this club,” added Zidane.“He deserves the full respect of the club and he has it. After the holidays we will talk about that for sure. At the moment the only important thing is the game tomorrow and for that he is 100 percent.”Ronaldo only returned to full training on Friday after receiving some rough treatment from Brazilians Gremio last weekend. However, he has rediscovered top form in recent weeks with five goals in his last four outings.Zidane’s men trail Barca by 11 points in fourth place behind Atletico Madrid and Valencia, but they do have a game in hand on their rivals.Real captain Sergio Ramos claimed this week his side are “obliged to win more than ever” given their deficit in the title race, but Zidane claimed tomorrow’s result won’t be definitive no matter what happens.“There is no anxiety. We need to think about playing a good match and not look at whether the difference is 11, eight or 25 points,” said Zidane. “The only thing we can control is playing well tomorrow.”– Barca 24 unbeaten –Barca are undefeated in their last 24 games. However, they were beaten in both legs as Real romped to victory 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup in coach Ernesto Valverde’s first two games in charge back in August.Back then Barca were mired in institutional crisis caused by Neymar’s departure. Yet, Valverde has cannily reconstructed the Catalans around a sold defensive base that has conceded just eight goals in that 24-game unbeaten run and relied on the brilliance of Messi going forward.“It’s true that at the time we had just lost an important player for the team and we had the negative result here that conditioned the tie. At their place, they played very well and were the better team,” said Valverde.“Since then we have got better bit-by-bit and got the results that mean we are top of the league.”The tension on the field could be accompanied by an even more hostile atmosphere for Barca than normal in the capital in the wake of regional elections in Catalonia that saw three parties favouring independence for the region from Spain retain an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament.However, Valverde played down concerns as Barca also visited to Madrid to face Atletico in October without problems amid heightened political tension following violent clashes in a banned independence referendum called by separatists.“The atmosphere tomorrow will be good, I have no doubt about that,” he added.“We went to play at Atletico Madrid close to October 1 when there was a lot of talk about the reception we would get and I think as a football man it is one of the best atmospheres I have seen. There was a good feeling between the teams, the fans and I expect tomorrow will be the same.“Logically the Bernabeu will support their team, but I think it will be a good game.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Province seeks public input on improving mining regulation

first_img“Our government’s number 1 priority for this foundational industry is safety – for workers, our environment and communities,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “We’ve invested $20 million over three years to hire more inspectors on the ground and ensure more frequent inspections. The feedback that we receive from British Columbians will be critical for informing how we improve our mining laws and ensure that mining in B.C. is done right.”According to the government, the Mines Act regulates all mining activities in B.C., from early exploration to production and mine closures. It also covers applications and permits, health and safety, and investigations, compliance and enforcement in the mining sector.In response to recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor-General for B.C. and the Mining Jobs Task Force, the proposed amendments would implement the government’s Budget 2019 commitment to improve regulatory oversight of mining in British Columbia. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is asking British Columbians to provide feedback on proposed changes to the Mines Act to improve regulation and oversight of the province’s mining sector.The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has created a new Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division (MHSED) with a $20-million boost in Budget 2019.The ministry proposes the following amendments to the Mines Act: Formally separate specific authorities and decision-making powers under the Mines Act to ensure authorizations and permitting are separate from enforcement and auditing powers. Formally establish an independent oversight unit with an auditing function. Enhance compliance and enforcement provisions.- Advertisement -Independent from the Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division, MHSED’s priorities are health, safety, compliance management, enforcement activities and auditing.Public engagement will be open until Oct. 25, 2019. To have a say; fill out a short survey at; email feedback to; ( or mail feedback to:Attn: Citizen EngagementPO BOX 9484 Stn Prov GovtVictoria, B.C.V8W 9W6Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTUESDAY: Moderate hike, 9:30 a.m. at Point Mugu State Park, Chumash Trail. Pacific Coast Highway, four miles west of the Ventura County line. Enter park at Sycamore Canyon campground. A Black History program, “Dream Alive,” telling the story of Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr., will begin at 10 a.m. and noon at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tickets: $10. (805) 496-1233. Winter Botanical Workshop, 11 a.m. at Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Hollywood. Park is located south of Coldwater Canyon/Mulholland Drive intersection, turn right on Franklin Canyon Drive and turn left at sign for William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom. Call (323) 656-3899 for reservations. Learn about gourd decorating, 7 p.m., San Fernando Valley Gourd Patch, Headwaters Corner. Call (818) 989-2250. Take the Ventura Freeway exit at Mulholland Drive/Valley Circle Drive, south on Mulholland Drive to Valmar Road. Continue south on and veer right on Mulholland Highway. Signed entrance will be on right. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will meet, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Call (661) 255-4368. An eight-week course on time management will be offered at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 8 p.m., 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Course fee is $60, which includes textbooks and materials. To register, call (818) 991-0991 or visit Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail read more

If you’ve got a spare 30 minutes then this Ronaldo video is worth a watch

first_imgSince his £80m transfer in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 400 goals for Real Madrid, with the 32-year-old reaching the milestone in the Champions League semi-final win against Atletico.His hat-trick in the first leg brought his tally to 88 goals in the competition (101 overall). In addition he has scored 281 Liga goals, 22 in the Spanish Cup, four in the Club World Cup, two in the Super Cup and three in the Spanish Super Cup.If you have a spare 30 minutes, then you can watch them all in the video above.Other Real Madrid scorers:Raul: 323 goalsAlfredo Di Stefano: 308 goalsCAN YOU SPOT THE FAKE CRISTIANO RONALDO STAT HERE?last_img

Arsenal want Abraham, Man United to re-sign Keane, Bournemouth move for Terry…

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Arsene Wenger wants Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. The forward is prepared to quit Stamford Bridge if he is not in Antonio Conte’s first-team squad next season. Wenger wants to add another young striker at Arsenal and the England Under-21 international, who has starred on loan at Bristol City, is the man he wants at the Emirates. (The Sun)Manchester United are set to re-sign Michael Keane from Burnley in a £25million deal this summer. It’s understood that United have emerged as clear favourites to take the 24-year-old England centre-back back to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)Bournemouth are ready to offer John Terry two-year contract to tempt him into continuing his career after he leaves Chelsea this summer. (Daily Mail)Swansea boss manager Paul Clement also wants to sign John Terry. Clement worked with Terry at Stamford Bridge, firstly as a coach under Guus Hiddink in 2009 and then for two seasons as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti. (Daily Express)Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk is one of Chelsea’s primary targets for a busy summer that sees Antonio Conte looking to bring in at least six new signings to take his Premier League-winning side to the next level. Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is Conte’s first choice as striker, but some of the hierarchy would prefer to investigate bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the club from Everton. (Independent)Ruben Loftus-Cheek will demand a loan move away from Chelsea after growing disillusioned with the limited opportunities he has been given by Antonio Conte this season. (The Times)Claude Puel is receiving no reassurances about his Southampton future ahead of an end-of-season review next week after which a final decision will be made about the first-team manager. (Daily Telegraph)Everton will seek £50 million for Ross Barkley if the midfielder refuses to commit his future to the club before Ronald Koeman’s end-of-season deadline. (The Times)Leicester will bid for Hull centre-back Harry Maguire, amid strong interest from promoted Newcastle in their captain Wes Morgan. The Foxes are moving for the 24-year-old defender now the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League has been confirmed with their loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?Gareth Bale to Manchester United is a ‘real possibility’ this summer and James Rodriguez deal ‘will happen’, talkSPORT told‘John Terry can be manager of Birmingham City in a couple of years if he wants to play for me!’ – Harry Redknapp discusses Chelsea legend on talkSPORT‘Liverpool could do with him!’ Ray Wilkins backs John Terry to continue Premier League playing career after Chelsea exitArsene Wenger is deflecting what is happening at Arsenal with dig at Premier League rivals, Nigel Winterburn tells talkSPORTWatford FC transfer latest: Torino’s Mirko Valdifiori interesting Hornets ahead of summer transfer windowTransfer news: Barcelona’s Denis Suarez attracting much attention ahead of summer transfer windowTottenham FC transfer news: Freiburg forward Maximilian Philipp targeted by Mauricio PochettinoManchester United transfer news: James Rodriguez set to complete move from Real Madrid with confirmation imminent – reportsLiverpool FC transfer news: Sampdoria willing to sell Reds target Luis Muriel to foreign club for £20mlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness is to appear on the Saturday Night Show on RTE television.The Glenties man has enjoyed his first week training with Celtic and was witnessed on the training ground with Neil Lennon.McGuinness is expected to be asked the tough questions by the show’s researchers. JIM MCGUINNESS TO APPEAR ON RTE’S SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW was last modified: December 1st, 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:Jim McGuinnessNeil Lennonlast_img read more


first_imgTHE COUNTRY – and Co Donegal – has voted No in the Seanad referendum, meaning the institution will stay.Both Donegal constituencies, voting for the last time as two separate entities before merging into one constituency at the next general election, voted No.The official result announced for Donegal North East: 8663 no, 8097 yes. No wins 51.7% to 48.3% yes. Donegal South West voted 50.4% No – with 49.6% voting Yes.Turnout in both constituencies was 30%.Already the Government has said the vote isn’t a mandate for reforming the Seanad.The vote is a blow to Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein who all campaigned for a yes vote.  DONEGAL VOTES NO – SEANAD TO STAY was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Football for Hope to unite SA

first_imgEach year the Diambars Academy in Saly,Senegal, takes in 48 street children, givingthem a home and education for the nextfive years. (Image: Fifa) Khayelitsha Development Forum chairZamayedwa Sogayise, Federico Addiechiof Fifa, LOC CEO Danny Jordaan,Western Cape premier Helen Zille andCape Town mayor Dan Plato at theKhayelitsha ceremony.(Image: City of Cape Town) Popular football star Lucas Radebe isFifa’s Football for Hope ambassador.(Image: SOS Children’s Villages)Janine ErasmusFifa has announced the 32 teams that will take part in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa Football for Hope festival – an initiative with social change at its heart.Football for Hope is a global Fifa project that promotes education, empowerment, peace, positive change and children’s rights through football.As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, the world football body has allied with the Berlin-based humanitarian profit organisation streetfootballworld to use football to create a better world, in line with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.Football for social changeThe Football for Hope tournament takes place over two weeks in July 2010 in the township of Alexandra, east of Johannesburg.A specially-built stadium and the expected influx of football-mad visitors will provide a huge boost to the area. Alexandra Football Association president, Moses Selolo, said residents of Alex, as it is known locally, are “over the moon”.Football for Hope will be an official World Cup event for the first time. Announcing the line-up, Fifa president Sepp Blatter expressed his high hopes for the event.“The Football for Hope Festival will be a unique opportunity for organisations using football as a tool for social development in every part of the world to interact with each other and to showcase their programmes on football’s biggest stage – the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” he said.The line-up features over 50 outstanding social football organisations from 32 countries as far-flung as Tahiti, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ecuador.There are 13 teams from Africa including the host team from Alex, eight teams from the Americas, two each from Asia and Oceania, one from the Middle East, and six from Europe.Among these are the Peace Team from the Israel- and Palestine-based Peres Center for Peace and Al Quds Association respectively, the Kilifi-based Moving the Goalposts that uses football to promote leadership among previously disempowered Kenyan women and girls, and Colombianitos which works with children affected by violence in war-torn Colombia.Other participating organisations strive to address landmine awareness in Cambodia, give purpose to street children in Senegal, further HIV and Aids education in South Africa, and help to integrate humanitarian refugee youth and their families into Australian society.These are just a few of the many football programmes around the world that offer hope and direction to children who would otherwise have none.Resolution through dialogueWhile celebrity football stars battle it out in stadiums around South Africa, the Beautiful Game will take on another dimension in Alex.The unique feature of the Football for Hope programme is that there are no referees. The mixed teams of boys and girls, aged between 15 and 18, are encouraged to resolve conflicts on the field themselves, through dialogue and negotiation.Having learned the art of dialogue in the game, the children take those skills with them into their communities.Teams will also work together in workshops and other activities, while cultural celebrations will highlight the diversity of participating nations. The organising partners hope that 2010 Football for Hope will help to heal the scars of the xenophobic terror that rocked Alexandra, and other communities, in 2008.Lasting legacySince 2007 and until 2010, the main focus of Football for Hope is the African continent. One of the programme’s goals is the construction of 20 Football for Hope centres – five in South Africa and 15 elsewhere on the continent – by 2010 at a cost of an estimated US$10-million (R82-million).The 20 Centres for 2010 is the official campaign of the World Cup and will result in a legacy of football and sustainable change that will endure long after the tourists have gone home.Together with Fifa and streetfootballworld, the project will be implemented by the non-profit organisation Architecture for Humanity and artificial turf pioneer Greenfields.“Our vision is that these centres will become hubs for cooperation and exchange among local organisations here in Africa, as well as on a global level,” said streetfootballworld MD Jürgen Griesbeck.Construction of the first of these centres got underway in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town at a sod-turning ceremony in May, attended by Griesbeck, Western Cape premier Helen Zille and Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, among others.South African NGO Grassroot Soccer will manage the Khayelitsha centre. Each facility will consist of a one-star artificial turf and space to house social, healthcare and economic programmes.A one-star turf is used mainly for recreational and community purposes, but still has to successfully pass both laboratory and field tests to earn Fifa’s stamp of approval. A two-star turf is used for professional games.Ambassador of hopeAt the three-day Football for Hope workshop held during the Confederations Cup in June, Sepp Blatter announced the appointment of former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe as the initiative’s ambassador.Since his retirement from football in 2005, Soweto-born Radebe has worked as an ambassador of Fifa for SOS Children’s Villages to promote football for social development amongst youngsters.“I appreciate this appointment by Fifa to serve on this project,” he commented on his new role. “As a youngster from Soweto, our hope has always been football.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at articlesArtificial fields for SA footballersUseful linksFifa – Football for Hopestreetfootballworldstreetfootballworld – Facebook pageSouth African Football AssociationGrassroot SoccerSOS Children’s Villageslast_img read more