Greater Accra Cycling Federation Chairman Kofi Boakye says he will contest the incumbent Mohammed Sahnoon in the upcoming Presidential elections.The Cycling Federation has been saddled with few controversies recently and Kofi Boakye who has been following the sport and contributing in different ways thinks the association needs a new direction.Mr Boakye in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports hinted the time has come for cycling to take a complete resurgence by making it successful as he mapped up strategies to help the sports thrive as well as achieving laurels on the international scene.“Expect a complete 360 degree turn, we are going to take up proper management and packaging and an effective presentation of the sport in Ghana.“There are so many opportunities that has to be filed and my team is ready to accomplish the huge task that confronts the sport in the country,’’ he noted.Mr Boakye further mentioned the retrogression of the sport in recent times considering the vast potential. “We would be looking to make a mark in cycling because Ghanaians are not mean achievers. We always do better and become the best in every endeavour. But for cycling, the excuses are just too many and we are tired of that.“We are now in to perform and get results and show the trophies as well as capitalizing on the business aspect,’’ he said.He added: “We look forward in improving the fund base of the federation and that’s where the business aspect of the sport comes in and we would think through the various opportunities to improve our financial base.’’Mr Boakye envisages a 2024 vision where Ghana would be one of the powerhouses in cycling.“We all saw what happened to the cycling team that went to Commonwealth Games in Australia and sincerely it would be very difficult for us to make an impact in Tokyo and it will certainly be a miracle if we to make an impact. The elections will be held this year.
JOB VACANCY: A highly reputable Donegal-based legal firm are seeking to recruit a legal secretary/legal executive. Management at Gibson & Associates Solicitors in Letterkenny require a legal secretary/legal executive with litigation experience to join their team of specialists.Gibson & Associates Solicitors are a well-established firm of solicitors with a vast amount of experience in a wide range of cases in their particular areas of expertise. The firm has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality advice and excellent results for clients. Should you be interested in this position, please forward your C.V. to [email protected] Closing date for applications is October 21, 2016. Job Vacancy: Donegal law firm looking to recruit legal secretary was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Gardai are investigating a break-in to a house in St Johnston yesterday morning.The culprits broke into the house at Railway Road while elderly owner of the house, understood to be in her 80s, was at church.The burglary happened between 11am and midday. One theory being investigated by Gardai is that the raiders are watching the routines of older people.They are understood to be specifically targeting people who are attending local churches and leaving their homes unattended.The latest raid has caused outrage on social media.House broken into while elderly woman at church was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:churchdonegalGardairobberySt Johnston
I knew that my Escaping the Circumstances of Your Birth post would draw out a few comments, and likely some dissenters. This isn’t so much dissent as an interesting comment that was sent by email.Anonymous writes:“It seems that you are advocating being successful so you can live in a big house with a fancy car and a power watch because that’s what success looks like. In your post you say living below your means is ok so again perhaps I’m misinterpreting your words. There is more to success than wealth. There is success in being comfortable in your own skin, success in achieving your goals, success in doing the right thing – like putting your family ahead of your career so you can be with your children. We are not all cut from the same cloth and the definition of success will vary with each of us.”I find this comment interesting mostly because it’s a sign of the times we live in. Success, individual achievement, and wealth are under constant assault. People are made to feel guilty for wanting money, security, and the trappings. I couldn’t disagree with this sentiment any more. You have a duty and an obligation to create wealth, to take care of your family, and to give back in whatever way makes the most sense to you.I teach undergraduates at a university. They tell me they don’t ever have a single person speak to them about money, success, or achievement (other than me, that is). When I ask them what they want to do when they leave college, many say they want to work for a non-profit of some kind. They believe that’s a more honorable answer than, say, being an entrepreneur.Make as much money as you possibly can. There isn’t a damn thing wrong with becoming as wealthy as you are able. And if you can really afford it, by all means get the big house, the fancy car, and the power watch (even though Anonymous is right, it won’t really make you happy–and it might make you miserable).I lived a big part of my life without any money. I’ve lived another part of my life with some money (and resources for producing more). There isn’t any doubt in my mind that having money is better than not having money. Even though I was happy when I was poor, it’s a Hell of a lot better not being poor.There is no shame in poverty, but there isn’t any shame in wealth either.Here’s how I see it, Anon. If there are sins, then surely the greatest among them must be squandering your gifts. I don’t for a minute believe that inside each of the shanty towns I passed last week was genius of all varieties sitting stagnant and wasting.Or maybe it is a greater sin to believe that others aren’t capable of doing more, of being more, and of having more because of the circumstances of their birth. I have no doubt that many of the people that drive past these shanty towns believe that there is nothing in them worth saving. And some who live in the shanty towns may believe the same.My point is this: Without a vision, nothing changes. The preacher in the story I wrote could have provided that vision for some kid. Maybe many of the kids. So could the gentleman in the BMW in Charlie Green’s comment on that post.I agree that success is different for different people. I agree that it’s more than just wealth. In fact, I believe that at the end of your life, you are going to judge your success solely by the relationships of your life. Who you loved and who loved you. Who you were there for and who was there for you.But I can’t imagine any definition of success that includes squandering your gifts or being so arrogant as to believe other people aren’t blessed with extraordinary gifts of their own—especially due to the circumstances of their birth. That is my view of what I saw last week and the story I shared. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
An association of coal miners and dealers in Meghalaya has sought legalisation of mining for sustenance of the local economy and the livelihood of thousands of people.“We have moved the Supreme Court for allowing legal and scientific mining,” Balios Swer, president of Jaintia Coal Miners and Dealers’ Association, said on Monday. “We appreciate lber Laloo for standing with the affected coal mining community by filing the case in apex court.”In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal had banned rathole coal mining in Meghalaya.“Coal miners did not initially understand the impact of the ban as NGT as well as Supreme Court allowed the transportation of the already extracted coal,” said Mr. Swer. “But the ban has continued for so long, and the government has done nothing to help the affected miners cope.”Also Read The ban had become a “cancer and killed the hope for a better future” of the children of those involved in coal mining, the association asserted. “Employment generation is nil, food security and job security is nil in Meghalaya. So people are left with no other choice but to struggle to live and sacrifice their lives to earn bread and butter for their children,” Mr. Swer said.“Recent incidents at Ksan and Jaliyah villages are unfortunate. and we condemn the mineowners for sending labourers to work during the ban and exposing them to unexplainable risks. Law should prevail and such people should not be spared,” the association said.Meanwhile, Navy divers on Monday deployed an underwater remotely operated vehicle in the main shaft of the mine, where 15 miners have been trapped since December 13, after Coal India Limited personnel pumped out 2.27 lakh litres of water.Odisha Fire Service personnel had also used pumps to drain some 1.8 lakh litres of water from adjoining and interconnected old shafts. Miners overlooked risks for higher pay
Liverpool attacker Shaqiri admits ‘nice’ seeing Tottenham loseby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri says it was nice to see Tottenham lose on the weekend.Spurs were defeated 3-1 by Wolves on Saturday to leave them nine points behind Liverpool, who thrashed Arsenal.”Obviously [it boosted us],” the 27-year-old told Standard Sport when asked about Tottenham’s result on Saturday.”I think everybody when they see some teams struggle, who are behind you and coming after you, it’s nice to see obviously.”But, in the end, we look to ourselves and win our games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Kolkata: The Enforcement Branch (EB) of Kolkata Police unearthed a racket that produced adulterated milk powder and arrested two persons in this connection from Rajakatra in Burrabazar on Wednesday morning.Police found several packets of a well-known milk powder producing company, which were being used for the packaging of the adulterated milk powder. According to the police, sleuths from the enforcement branch recently got a tip-off that there was a warehouse in the city where adulterated milk was being produced. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWorking on the information, the sleuths found out that the warehouse was located on the Netaji Subhas Road in Rajakatra. To confirm the information, police kept strict vigil on the warehouse for a few days. When they had enough evidences that adulterated milk powder was being manufactured at the warehouse, they launch a raid on Wednesday morning. Two persons were caught mixing milk powder from two different packets of local companies. They were putting the adulterated milk powder into the packets of the well-known milk producing company. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSeeing the police, both of them tried to flee but they failed as several police personnel had surrounded the warehouse. The accused persons were identified as Sunil Tanti and Arup Bhaduri. They will remain in police custody till March 19. Police conducted a search and found 95 cartons filled with the adulterated milk powder and containers, cartons and jars of the well-known milk producing company. About 3,890 kg of adulterated milk powder was seized by the cops. During the interrogation, the arrested persons revealed that Dilip Saha was the owner of the warehouse and he had managed to give cops a slip. Sleuths are trying to nab him as soon as possible. A case has been lodged at the Burrabazar police station in this regard. Sleuths are also trying find out where the adulterated milk was supplied. The police are sure that more persons are connected with the racket and several shop owners also know about the illegal practice.
Holzhauer rewrote swaths of the show’s record books. But his biggest contribution may be to “Jeopardy!” strategy. Holzhauer exploited the game’s Daily Doubles to their fullest, hunting them down and betting big on them. Over his 32 wins (and one loss), Holzhauer — a professional sports bettor from Vegas — not only got significantly richer but likely changed how the venerable game show will be played. Holzhauer was such an effective and alien force that opponents began to mimic his style out of desperation, like growling at a hungry lion in hopes of scaring it away. They hopped wildly around the game’s board whenever they could, picking big-dollar clues early, searching madly for the Daily Doubles and betting big when they found them — just the sort of unalloyed aggression that had quickly become Holzhauer’s trademark and the fuel for his success.“Many of my opponents played like I do, but I’m not sure they would have done so without provocation,” Holzhauer said. “You don’t want to inadvertently make your opponents play a better strategy. In a sense, I may have helped bring about my own downfall.” Note: This article discusses the results of the June 3, 2019, episode of “Jeopardy!”James Holzhauer claims not to remember many particulars of how he lost on “Jeopardy!” for the first time, other than that he blanked on a clue about the city of Albany and his opponent quickly took control of the board, landing a game-changing Daily Double. Before long, it was all over. Monday’s episode marked the end of Holzhauer’s two-month reign as one of the winningest, and certainly the most radical, champions in the decades-long history of the trivia game show “Jeopardy!”Holzhauer finished Monday’s game in second place with $24,799 behind Emma Boettcher’s $46,801. But during his 32-win run, he averaged about $77,000 per game — an average nearly identical to the record for the single richest game ever played before he took the podium in early April. In the process, he laid claim to the entirety of the top 10 highest-scoring games of all time, including one single half-hour haul of $131,127. It was a historic run driven by immaculate trivia knowledge, disciplined strategy and calculated aggression.But other records will forever remain just out of reach. Holzhauer’s streak ended with total winnings of $2,462,216 — less than $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record $2,520,700 which was amassed over a nearly incomprehensible 74 straight wins in 2004. Holzhauer will sit second on the all-time money list until the arrival of some other great champion. (Or he might sit there forever, which seems more likely.)1These records are for the show’s “regular season” play, ignoring its occasional special tournaments.“I played every day exactly according to my game plan, so I have no regrets,” Holzhauer told FiveThirtyEight a few days before the fateful episode aired. The insoles seem to have worked. Holzhauer has earned a spot in the pantheon of the “Jeopardy!” greats, and he gives himself prominent placement there. “I think there is a nebulous top three of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and me,” he said. “Ken’s 74-game streak remains the most impressive achievement in the show’s history.”Rutter is no slouch, either — he has won more money than any other “Jeopardy!” contestant, and he’s a man who has never lost to a human. Rutter’s initial winning streak was ended by the show’s rules at the time, which limited a defending champion to five appearances. But between those appearances and the show’s Tournament of Champions, Ultimate Tournament of Champions and Million Dollar Masters, Rutter won $4,688,436. (Here’s a free idea for the “Jeopardy!” producers: Holzhauer vs. Jennings vs. Rutter in the Ultimate Tournament of Ultimate Champions.)A couple of days after we first emailed, however, Holzhauer followed up to amend his initial assessment. “Amidst all the people comparing me to Ken and Brad, I totally forgot about the two greatest Jeopardy champions of all time: Cindy Stowell, who won six games while dying of cancer, and Eddie Timanus, who’s … blind and was an undefeated five-time champ in his initial run. It’s impossible for me to compare myself to them, so perhaps they should be in their own category.”Holzhauer’s plan for now is a return to normalcy. “The 19-year-old version of James would be thrilled by the opportunities” that the winning streak has brought his way, “but married parent James is hoping to keep his home life settled.”The game that made him famous, however, has been left unsettled. Lots of esteemed competitive pursuits have been “broken” lately. Baseball. Basketball. Even the spelling bee just last week. An innovative strategy or an outlier talent can deeply alter the games we’ve played for decades. In the process, the cadence or tenor of the game might be rendered unrecognizable for someone who hadn’t seen it in a few years. These innovative strategies are often driven by mathematical analysis, data and statistical rigor — things that a sports bettor from Vegas must embrace in order to eat. I asked Holzhauer if “Jeopardy!” now belonged in this category of sabermetrically altered pursuits.“I can see the parallels, for sure,” he said. “At its heart, all these shifts are just attempts to increase your chances of winning. Why would anyone not want to maximize their chances?”Plenty of outlets have written that, thanks to Holzhauer, “Jeopardy!” is now broken. But there’s art in that. While the game may look a bit different than it did before, it may also be closer to perfection — to an ideal expression of trivia game-show strategy. Broken is beautiful. From ABC News: Life as a longtime “Jeopardy!” champion is a strange one, chronologically speaking. Holzhauer has been watching the world wonder when his streak will end, all the while knowing exactly when it would happen. On its taping dates, the show records five episodes back-to-back, with just a change of clothes in between. The episodes don’t air until much later. If he could alter time, maybe buy a time machine with that $2,462,216, would he have approached the game any differently?“The only things I would do differently from the start of my run: never wear a sport coat, which interfered a little with my buzzer form, and use gel insoles in my dress shoes,” Holzhauer said.“Both were fixed by the second taping day.”