Ex Lone Star Shows Life after Football

January 14, 2020

first_imgThe saying that there is life after football has been brought home as a former national team player has showed that there can be life after football by becoming a businessman.Former Liberian international striker, Arcadia Martin Wesay Toe, since hanging his boots, has now become a reputable businessman. He has changed a past trend when professional footballers turned out to disappoint those who were determined to follow their examples.His business is known as the Arcadia M. W. Toe Incorporated with two branches in Liberia and Japan.Arcadia’s company is deals in used cars, tires and engines and a host of devices, including laptops, iPods, mobile phones, etc.Established in December 2014 in Japan, the Arcadia M. W. Toe Inc., went through a rigorous check by Japanese authorities before officially licensed and it is reported to have a huge investment, since it began operational one and half years ago.Besides used cars, and other devices, the company is also engaged in Real Estate in the Township of Brewerville outside Monrovia.Arcadia Toe, who arrived in Liberia a couple of days ago from Japan told reporters that he is aware that no one plays football his entire life and he prepared for life after active football.“I trained as an auto mechanic in Japan and worked on vehicles,” Arcadia explained.The former footballer said through careful planning, he chose to get into business.In a dispatch from Japan, on June 6, Liberia’s Ambassador to Japan, Youngor S. Telewoda was thrilled when she visited Arcadia Toe at his business center saw a plethora of items ready for market.With a hardworking Japanese staff and some Liberians, Arcadia noted that plans are underway for trips to be made by staff from both countries, particularly his Liberian staff to upgrade their skills in Japan.As a former footballer, Arcadia also hinted that he intends bring into the country footballs and boots from Japan for sale at affordable prices to local clubs in Liberia.He is currently doing his ‘A’ Coaching License course, along with sports management and may likely manage a club on the local scene.He said several containers from Japan with used cars, tires and engines have since been offloaded at the Freeport of Monrovia. With a website, www.ArcadiaMWToeInc.com, the company’s activities are also on Facebook, twitter and Wassup. With several Liberians in the employ of the company, Mr. Toe has joined the campaign to contribute to the country’s economic growth.As a footballer, Arcadia Toe won two caps for the country’s senior national team, Lone Star against Sudan in a friendly match and a 2006 World Cup qualifier away to Mali where he scored his side’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss.He has scored in the various countries that he has played soccer, including Ghana, Niger, Mali, Sudan, Libya, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. During his last visit to Liberia in 2012, the philanthropist footballer gave close to one hundred pairs of football boots to footballers and held tournaments in several communities with attractive prizes, along with jerseys to sporting organizations.So the truth that there is life after football has come to life and current footballers or athletes can emulate his fine example.Footballers of this generation can learn from him and to be more purposeful in their careers so that in the long run Liberia can have many footballers plying their trade, seriously in the European soccer market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

E Division rolls out Christmas policing plan

January 12, 2020

first_imgE Division (Linden-Kwakwani) has rolled out its 2017 Christmas policing plan, with major emphasis on reducing heightened crime which usually occurs during the festive season.Divisional Commander Fazil Karimbaksh presented the Division’s plans and successes in the presence of regional and policing officials at the Linmine Constabulary Hall in Linden. In his presentation, Karimbaksh noted that annually, there was usually an increase in social, cultural and economic activities during the Christmas season, resulting in an increase in shopping and visitors for the holidays. This in turn leads to the increase in activities in business areas and road traffic. Against this backdrop, the Divisional Commander noted that there would likely be an increase in opportunity crimes around this time. As such, he noted that the intention was to minimise possible criminal activities as well as traffic congestion and road accidents. He also pointed out the Division’s intention to provide a safe and secure environment for citizens, visitors, businesses and shoppers.According to plans, E Division will be divided into three sectors, which will be commanded by an inspector and adequate ranks. Sector One will include Amelia’s Ward, while Sector Two will include Mackenzie and Sector Three, the Wismar area. Karimbaksh said checkpoints would be established at Bamia, Tri Junction and Mabura.There will be an established presence of the anti-crime, beat, bicycle and marine patrols, in addition to road blocks and cordons and searches. According to Karimbaksh, other methods that will be used are intelligence gathering, profiling of known criminal characters and an increase in traffic patrols (Operation Safeway).Additionally, there will be monitoring of the Post Offices at Mackenzie, Wismar, Ituni and Kwakwani during the payout of Old Age Pensions as well as the monitoring of key and vulnerable points, including businesses, commercial banks and other financial institutions. Community Policing Group (CPG) members and Neighbourhood Police will be deployed in various communities, alongside uniformed ranks. Karimbaksh said CID Patrol will also be operating out of Mackenzie, Linden. He further promised networking along with Police in A, B and F Divisions (headquarters). There will be the presence of anti-crime motorcycle, ATV, vehicle, bicycle and beat patrols. The Linden Highway is slated to have a four-wheel traffic patrol. Areas of focus at Mackenzie are the Mackenzie Market Square, Retrieve, Republic Avenue, Co-op Crescent, Green Heart and Pine Street. The Mackenzie area will also see the deployment of an anti-crime four-wheel vehicle patrol, anti-crime, beat, motor cycle and bicycle patrols, motorcycle traffic patrols and motor car traffic patrols. Meanwhile, areas of focus at Wismar will include the Wismar Market, One Mile, Half Mile, Block 22, Wisroc and Blueberry Hill with traffic block spots at the One Mile Public Road.  Karimbaksh said foot and bicycle patrols will be conducted. Riverine patrols (Marine) will also be conducted in the Demerara River between Kairuni and Coomacka Mines, according to the Division’s Commander.last_img read more

QC wins NIS Debating Competition semi-finals

January 12, 2020

first_imgQueen’s College on Thursday advanced to the final round of the debating competition 2019 after winning the semi-finals against the Bishops’ High School at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).St. Joseph’s High School debaters – (L-R) Carmalita Byrne, Adaiah Lawrence and Chelsea FordeThe Bishops’ High School debaters – (L-R) Second Speaker Caysia Cambridge, Third Speaker Aaron St. Hill, and First Speaker Esther HindsChief Judge Celest James-Williams, Head of the English Department at the New Campbellville Secondary SchoolQueen’s College debaters – Second Speaker, Ayjah Griffith, First Speaker, Christine Richardson and Third and Best Speaker, Lorelei Khanai after defeating Bishop’s High at NIS 50th Anniversary Debating Competition held at NCERD on ThursdayDebate Moderator Ingrid FungThe competition, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, forms part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).The moot, “With improved information technology in schools, students will have an advantage to enter the world of work with greater skills,” was competitively debated between the opposing team, Queen’s College, and the proposing team, the Bishops’ High School.The Bishops’ High, represented by its 8th graders, acquired 73 points, while semi-final winners Queen’s College won the round with a total of 86 points.Lorelei Khanai, third speaker for the opposition, emerged Best Speaker of the competition.Chief Judge Celest James-Williams, Head of the English Department at the New Campbellville Secondary School, commended the students of both teams for their hard work. St. Rose’s High School failed to show for their verbal battle against St. Joseph’s High School, resulting in an automatic win and a smooth path to the finals for St. Joseph’s High.The moot, “Improved Information Technology will enhance the services offered to contributors and pensioners by the National Insurance Scheme”, will be debated in the final round of the competition by Queen’s College and St. Joseph’s High School.Training Manager Pauline Alleyne has said the finals of the competition will be held on June 11, at 10:00h at NCERD.However, strong and logical arguments were put forward by the bold young speakers, who were well researched and vocal in arguing their points.Proposing the moot, debaters from the Bishops High School: Esther Hinds, Kasia Cambridge and Aaron St. Hill, explained how the use of Information Technology saves time, and how it can be used to provide a diverse learning experience for students, thus enhancing the learner/teacher experience.They also examined the cost of information technology in comparison to the traditional way of learning, such as the use of text books.Opposing the moot, QC debaters Christine Richardson, Asia Griffith and Lauralie Khanai argued that Information Technology does not hinder the learning of students without access.They pointed out rather how some principles of the school system will no longer be impactful due to the use of information technology. Further, they argued that information technology can nullify what was learnt prior, as students venture into the world of work. Further, they highlighted the successes of those who did not have access to information technology and noted the ways in which students would not be at a disadvantage if they do not have access to IT.The debaters scored points for clear and logical presentation of arguments and for original ideas, fluency, eloquence and good use of the English vocabulary, with keen attention being paid to subject and verb agreement.last_img read more

Police to pay over $5M in compensation for unlawful detention

January 12, 2020

first_img…after 3 Mahaicony residents sue Police, AG The Guyana Police Force (GPF) will have to spew out over $5 million in compensation as ordered by the High Court for the unlawful arrest and, therefore, contravening the fundamental rights of Raywattie Harrychand by holding her in lock-ups for three days without any substantial reason.Her husband, Tularam Ramassar, filed separate proceedings and will also have to be compensated for the impoundment of his motorcar, along with his unlawful arrest during the same period of March 2017.Both cases were heard by Justice Gino Persaud, who ruled in favour of the claimants, represented by Attorneys-at-Law Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Manoj Narayan, Sasha Mahadeo-Narayan, Rajendra Jaigobin and Anuradha Deodasingh.Reports are on March 20, 2017 at about 11:00h, that Mark Abraham, a member of the Guyana Police Force, along with another colleague, visited the home of Raywattie Harrychand at Good Faith, Mahaicony, and asked her to proceed to the Mahaicony Police Station.Upon her arrival, she was asked whether she knew a woman that was present by the name of Debra Angalin. Harrychand responded that in the affirmative, stating that they worked together at the Kuree Supermarket and General Store.Abraham then suggested that Angalin stole $12 million and it was given to the claimant.Attorney General Basil WilliamsHarrychand refuted this allegation, maintaining that she knew nothing about the money and was ordered to sit on a bench at the station and later transported to the Beterverwagting Police Station. On March 21, 2017, the woman was returned to the Mahaicony Police Station, where she was interrogated by Abraham.He stated that Angalin informed that she had given the money to Harrychand and her husband, Tularam Ramassar, and further stated that she was lying when the allegations were denied.The officers had also questioned the means by which the claimant bought furniture to which she stated that her mother-in-law, Phulbasia Kallu, assisted them.Later that day, Kallu was then called for questioning, admitting that she assisted in purchasing the furniture and a motorcar. She was told by Abraham that her son and daughter-in-law provided the money to purchase the items, but denied these claims and was sent to the lock-ups.Meanwhile, Ramassar was delivering food to his wife and mother when Abraham approached him and demanded that he park his car in the compound of the Police station and remove all belongings.The vehicle was searched and after nothing was found, he was asked to sit on a bench.Upon inquiring about the nature of the events, Abraham told Ramassar that the vehicle was property of the said Kuree Supermarket and that “it would rot in the compound”. After denying all allegations, the man was placed in a cell and told that he would be transported to the Camp Street Prison after signing a statement out of fear.Both women were later transported to the Beterverwagting Police Station and on March 23, 2017, they were released on $50,000 station bail without being charged. The same followed for Ramassar. The three were told to return the next day, without being told under what grounds they were imprisoned. After the incident, Abraham reportedly threatened Ramassar to seize his belongings.In the case of Harrychand and Kallu, Justice Persaud ruled on Friday that they be compensated with $2.5 million and $1.5 million respectively.The Guyana Police Force was also ordered to pay aggravated damages to both Kallu and Harrychand in the sum of $375,000 each with interest on all sums at a rate of six per cent from the date of the filing of the proceedings to the date of judgement and four per cent from the date of judgement until the sum is paid. The GPF will also have to pay costs of $150,000.Meanwhile, in the case filed by Ramassar, it was ruled that the detention and/or unlawful arrest also contravened his fundamental right and freedom not to be deprived of his personal liberty and would be awarded compensation in the sum of $1.5 million for breach of his fundamental right.The court ordered for the motorcar, which is a Toyota Runx, to be released along with $500,000 for breach of his fundamental right not to be deprived of his property; special damages for loss of the motor car in the sum of $470,000, aggravated damages in the sum of $200,000. Interest on all sums at a rate of six per cent from the date of the filing of the proceedings to the date of judgement and six per cent from the date of judgement until the sum is paid. Cost of $150,000 will also have to be paid by GPF.The Guyana Police Force was represented by the Attorney General’s chambers.last_img read more

Federal government awards NEAT with $144k

January 12, 2020

first_imgThe funding decision was announced on August 11 by the Prince George – Peace River MP Jay Hill. Emory says this is exciting news for Fort Nelson, because the residents will now have support on environmental programs in the region. [asset|aid=1773|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6c105cbdf4b7134f35bb80269df4f8ab-Emory 2_1_Pub.mp3] Emory says the funding comes at a timely matter because NEAT is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. For more information on NEAT and their programs, visit www.neat.caAdvertisement The Northern Environmental Action Team will be expanding to the North after a substantial contribution from the Federal Government. NEAT applied for the Federal Government’s Community Adjustment Funds and has been awarded $144,400 to expand its programs. NEAT’s Executive Director Sally Emory says the organization knows exactly what it’s going to do with the money. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=1772|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6c105cbdf4b7134f35bb80269df4f8ab-Emory 1_1_Pub.mp3] The new Project Coordinator position will be filled by John Bass who will work with the Executive Director and the Eco-Educators.Additionally, the funding enables NEAT to expand the Eco-Educator positions to be more comprehensive and engage a wider audience of residents and businesses to complement the active school programs. Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United Arturo Vidal transfer news: Red Devils duo key to move?

January 6, 2020

first_img Arturo Vidal 1 And so the saga continues, but is Arturo Vidal any closer to becoming a Man United player? talkSPORT brings you the latest news and Vidal transfer talk…Nani and Hernandez key?Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport say that Vidal is not on the market, but the feeling in Turin is that he will leave sooner or later. The salary on offer from Man United may be hard to resist, but the Italian champions could ask for Nani and Javier Hernandez after losing out on Juan Iturbe to Roma.Vidal looking for a way outLa Stampa, the Turin-based paper, claim that Juve don’t want to let the Chilean go, but he is actually looking for a way out. Apparently Vidal’s lawyer Fernando Felicevich was in Italy at the weekend to talk to Juve general manager Giuseppe Marotta.Chiellini confident his team-mate will stayJuventus and Italy defender is Giorgio Chiellini is confident Vidal will remain at the club. The Manchester Evening News carry a quote from the stopper, who says: “I am convinced Arturo Vidal will stay with us.”Vidal has to tell Juve he wants to goJuve big boss Marotta appears to be tiring of constantly being asked about Vidal’s future. According to the Daily Mail, the general manager said: “Vidal has never said he wants to leave, and Juventus will sell him only if he were unhappy to remain. Nowadays, however, there’s absolutely no reason to even be discussing this now.”last_img read more

Airpark issue will go public

December 28, 2019

first_img 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Antonovich aide Tony Bell said the hearing will be scheduled in the next several weeks. Planned are a longer runway, more hangars and a 20-room “airtel,” among other facilities. Some residents have complained for decades about noise from the airplanes and have accused pilots of illegally performing aerobatics, which are prohibited. Expansion, they say, would destroy the semirural character of the town of some 4,000. New restrictions would require the owner to restrict use by jets, aerobatics, parachute jumping and other hazardous practices. Saying plans to expand Agua Dulce’s small airport have drawn enormous response on both sides, the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to set a public hearing on the issue. The board approved unanimously the motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose district includes the Agua Dulce Air Park, a small airstrip established more than 50 years ago and popular among private pilots as well as film production companies. “My office has received thousands of letters, e-mails and telephone calls concerning the impacts of the Agua Dulce Airpark,” Antonovich said in his motion. “Other than regional projects like a landfill or large master-planned community, no recent project in the 5th District has generated as much local interest as the Agua Dulce Airpark.” The move came a week after the county Regional Planning Commission approved the expansion plans and was taken in anticipation of an appeal from the town’s highly organized opposition. last_img read more

Analysis shakes up aftershock theories

December 27, 2019

first_imgNew research suggests ground-shaking from an earthquake, not underground stress, can trigger far-away aftershocks. That may help scientists forecast where aftershocks will strike next. It also counters the popular view that aftershocks tend to cluster near the epicenter. The new theory grew out of an extensive study of data from almost 20 years of California earthquakes. Earthquakes occur in clusters. A sizable temblor is followed by numerous smaller jolts called aftershocks that usually hit within minutes or even days after the main event and can cause injuries and damage. They found evidence of remotely triggered aftershocks minutes after a fault break. In some cases, a small temblor was able to produce aftershocks as far as 30 miles from the fault.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Aftershocks generally become weaker and dwindle over time and distance. Many scientists believe aftershocks come from changes in underground stress patterns caused by movement of the Earth’s crust. They tend to be localized and occur along the same segment of the ruptured fault or along nearby offshoots. But the new analysis published in today’s issue of the journal Nature suggests ground-shaking – not static stress – is responsible for aftershocks. Researchers found that aftershocks were more likely to occur in regions rocked by strong shaking and that relatively small temblors can sometimes spark aftershocks miles away, putting a wider swath at potential risk. “It changes where you expect to find aftershocks,” said lead researcher Karen Felzer, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena. In the Nature study, researchers analyzed thousands of small and medium-size quakes (between magnitudes 2 and 6) and aftershocks that hit Southern California between 1984 and 2002. last_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgHe may be known to many as pigeon.But Letterkenny businessman Anthony Arthur has a couple of more reasons to be in a flap today.Well, he has fifty in fact. The man who has business interests in a corner shop, an estate agency and a travel agency is never short of a smile.And why would you when you don’t look a day over 49!We’ll be expecting a free 99, a good deal on a trip to Vegas and a four bedroom semi-d in Dunfanaghy after that.Have a great day Anto! COO COO – GUESS WHICH DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN IS 50? was last modified: August 21st, 2013 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:50Anthony Arthurhappy birthdaypigeonlast_img read more

Bernard taking local CHP helm

December 25, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Gotta follow the leader and she’s it,” he said. “She’s done really well and impressed a lot of people.” Bernard has until the end of the year to organize the Ukiah office for his successor. Lt. Mark Odle will be acting commander locally until the end of the year. Despite his transfers, Bernard and his wife, Leilani, have made the Santa Clarita Valley home since 1978. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com NEWHALL – Capt. Steve Bernard’s commute home will get a lot shorter in January when he replaces Capt. Ellen Conley as commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall division. Bernard was a sergeant in the Newhall office before moving up the ranks and taking over for Conley when she left the Ukiah office in Northern California in 2004. Now he will replace her, in Newhall, effective Jan. 1, when Conley takes over as assistant chief of the agency’s Southern Division, headquartered in Glendale. “I’m excited,” he said. “I originally worked as an officer at the Newhall office from 1983 to 1985, then came back to Newhall as a sergeant in 1992 and worked there until 1999.” When Bernard was promoted to lieutenant in 1999, he was sent to the Hayward office in the Bay Area for a year before returning to Southern California to work in division headquarters and the West Valley station. Then he was named captain and took over for Conley in Ukiah. 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