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Humility & Treating People with Respect Is a Most Important Leadership Attribute

first_imgUnited States Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Madam Sheila Paskman, has challenged young people to take on leadership roles in their various institutions and communities.Mrs. Paskman made the statement when she spoke at the African Youth Development Forum, organized by Transformation International and the UNESCO Center for Peace, Liberia.The two-day event, which brought together University Students, Youth groups and Organizations, was held at the Thinkers Village Hotel on the Robertsfield   Highway. Serving as keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, Madam Paskman listed the qualities of a good leader as being able to work with other people, ability to inspire and influence, and organizing people to achieve their goals.She said it is about having a vision of the possible future that helps to motivate everyone around you.“A great leader does not achieve things by working alone. A great leader helps everyone around them achieve what is necessary to achieve to build a new future.You do not need to wait for some distant future. Those amongst you who have leadership potential can help transform your country right now,” she told the youths.She added, “First and maybe most importantly, a leader does not work in isolation. You can lead people by bullying them into what you want but that will  make you a poor leader. A great leader get his or her team to share the same vision of what can be accomplished and then gives the team guidance on how to get there.“A leader is also a good listener. As a leader, you are not the only person with good ideas. You never know who on your team is going to have the great idea that will help everyone achieve their goals.“Humility and treating people with respect is important,” she said.Madam Paskman pointed out that humility earns loyalty.“Though loyalty is hard to earn, once you have earned it, your team will be willing to go through the most difficult times with you because they believe that in the end you will succeed and you will let them share in your success.“Now is the time for you to reach out and start on the road to being a great leader. You can work with colleagues and friends to raise political awareness among young people.“You can take it into your own hands to organize your neighborhood to clean it up or have a crime watch.“You as young people can also support small business in your community to help them grow. All of these things will lead to a positive future for Liberia. You can be a leader in your country now,” she reassured the young people. Bringing together 75 participants, UNESCO’s Ambassador to Liberia, Rev. Luther Tarpeh, said the event was organized to bring young people together for the goal of taking on national, community and institutional responsibilities. He advised the young people to join the front of emerging leaders to make positive changes around the country.“With togetherness, we can be the leaders Liberia has always wished for. We must put in time, efforts.“We should not discuss the problems or describe the issues; we must be among those who will find solutions to the many problems facing our country.Let us as young people, with collaborative efforts, live with the principles of what it takes to be a good leader. We must fight corruption and other negative things our society is faced with,” he added.The theme of the two-day seminar is “Raising New Leadership for National Transformation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Damning findings in audit report of SOCU force restructuring

first_imgSeveral ranks of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) are expected to be transferred or even have their services terminated following the findings of the recently concluded audit report into the unit.This is according to Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, who on Friday during a media briefing stated that action will be taken by Police Commissioner Leslie James with regard to the damning discoveries.“The Commissioner is the head of SOCU as you know. I have seen the report, it is not a very nice report and the Commissioner has told me that he is going to take action. Operational matters, a Minister must not indulge in and that is an operational matter.”Police Commissioner Leslie JamesAlmost three weeks ago, the audit into the financial operations of the SOCU was completed and handed over to James for further action, and according to Ramjattan, the unit will be restructured.“He ordered an audit after coming by information, the audit has been completed and he will take action, he told me. I am hoping that it will be action taken very early. Certainly [there] will have to be shifting around, probably some terminations too. I don’t know what his decision will be but that is going to be the Commissioner’s decision.”The Public Security Minister, who is the first Government official to speak about the findings of the audit report, explained that by having changes in a system that is flawed, or in this case, an agency where it is revealed that persons are not serving the purposes that they were contracted to function in, then this is the first key step in rebranding SOCU’s image.“This is exactly what you do. Institutions can get rotten. What a Government does is through its leadership at the various units, ask for audits, get the things right and move on and put the correct people in places that can remedy the defects that were occurring and that is what you do in any institution. That is what the people do with Governments and that is the self-redeeming feature of democracy and that is the self-redeeming feature of institutional democracy. You call for the audits, and the audits prove that he is wrong, this is wrong and whatever, and so on and then you make the remedial action,” he posited.According to recent media reports, the audit of the financial records of SOCU has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and it has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.An audit of SOCU, which is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), was ordered by Police Commissioner Leslie James in February following claims of grave mismanagement which included the misuse of its operational fund.last_img read more

Morrison adds to medal collection

first_imgMorrison finished the 1500 metre event with silver medal around his neck, finishing the race with a time of 1:45.80.He crossed the finish line 0.11 seconds behind gold medal winner Wouter Olde Heuvel of the Netherlands.The speed skater expressed his pleasure with the second place finish, saying “like anything, you always want better than you get in speed skating. You’re always trying to improve. I’m still happy with the second place. Overall, pretty good race, nice and smooth.”- Advertisement -Morrison’s second place finish improved Canada’s medal total to five in the World Cup season with two gold, two silver and a bronze.last_img read more

Accident at the top of the North Taylor Hill

first_imgA single vehicle roll over occured sometime Wednesday morning.The accident took place at the top of the North Taylor Hill near the end of the passing lanes.  At this time the RCMP have not provided us with any more information about the accident.  We have since learned that everyone involved is okay and only suffered minor injuries.- Advertisement -If you ever have any information about a news story call 250-787-7100 or e-mail contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img

Six exciting players set for loan moves this January

first_img 3. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) – Alex Iwobi rose to fame after his excellent displays in Arsenal’s pre-season tournaments and has made some equally impressive cameos across the Gunners’ competitions this year so far. The winger is still very raw, so some first-team experience in the Championship would help maximise his potential. 6 6 6 6. Patrick Roberts (Manchester City) – Once dubbed the ‘English Messi’, Patrick Roberts has fallen victim to Manchester City’s strong foreign contingent and barely featured at all since his £11m summer move from Fulham. His potential is undeniable – some of the goals he’s plundered at junior level are particularly eye catching – but a loan move to a Championship club would definitely seem sensible. The January transfer window is officially open for business and could provide an opportunity for several high profile players to seek first-team football.A host of names in the Premier League have found regular action hard to come by in the first half of the season and may look to move down a league in order to counter that.History suggests a temporary spell away from a club can reap rewards, with Bolton twice the beneficiaries when Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere arrived in previous January’s gone by.So who else should follow suit?talkSPORT takes a look – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who made our selection… 6 6 4. Patrick Bamford (Chelsea) – He described his time at Crystal Palace as ‘terrible’, but Patrick Bamford would still be a shrewd signing for a host of Premier League and Championship clubs. He won the Championship Player of the Year last season after nearly propelling Middlesbrough to promotion, and a similar move seems increasingly likely. It is unlikely Bamford will usurp any of Diego Costa, Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao at Chelsea even despite their struggles so far this campaign. 1. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – check out five more players who could and maybe should go on loan – This was meant to be the season Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s career took off but, due to a combination of apparent poor application and a lack of confidence from Jose Mourinho, appearances have been a rarity. Chelsea fans can’t fathom why he has barely featured but sitting on the bench isn’t good for his development, so a spell away from Stamford Bridge would benefit all parties. 2. Joao Teixeira (Liverpool) – Similarly to Loftus-Cheek, Joao Teixeira will have earmarked the 2015/16 season as his breakthrough year after a successful spell with Brighton last term. His appearances, however, have been fleeting, although he did impress against Bournemouth in the earlier rounds. His time with the Seagulls shows why a similar move would be smart business. 5. Alex Pritchard (Tottenham) – In almost exactly the same circumstances as Bamford, Alex Pritchard was one of the stars of last year’s Championship after helping Brentford to a surprise play-off place. Many felt Pritchard would play a prominent part in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans this season but injuries and the emergence of Dele Alli have curtailed his impact severely. He’s good enough to assist any of the teams fighting relegation in the Premier League, and you could certainly see him at a Norwich or Bournemouth. 6last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness is being backed today in his row with colleges – from one of the country’s leading sports writers.Jim hit back at the DCU manager in a row over player eligibility. See: (“The tail is wagging the dog in relation to the college-county scene at present, with the imbalance very much in favour of the colleges,” said Jim McGuinness. Writing in the Irish Independent today Martin Brehenny agrees, saying: “He is 100pc correct. Quite why counties agreed to allow third-level colleges into their pre-season competitions remains a mystery.“Here’s the daft scenario facing county managers: officially, they are not allowed to organise collective training until January 1 for a league that starts five weeks later.“Colleges generally have first call on inter-county players in January, so how is a county manager supposed to get his team ready for the league? Third-level colleges play an important role in GAA life, but they can do that without featuring in inter-county competitions as warm-ups for Sigerson and Fitzgibbon.”  McGUINNESS GETS BACKING IN ROW WITH COLLEGES. was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal GAAGAAjim mcguinnnesslast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal public turned out in force as GAA stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher opened their first sports shop, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure, in Letterkenny.Donegal TV was on hand to chat to Michael and Neil about the shop, their plans and that game with Dublin in a couple of weeks time! Simply click the video to play.DDTV: DONEGAL STARS MICHAEL AND NEIL CHAT GOLF, SELLING SHIRTS AND THE DUBS! was last modified: August 16th, 2014 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:DDTVdonegaldublinMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shoplast_img read more

What goes around, comes around

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Part of Blotzer and Co.’s motivation is a new VH1 “Behind the Music” special on Ratt that’s scheduled to air early next year. “I think the ‘Behind the Music’ thing really opened up the channels of communication again, and it’s long overdue because Ratt was a huge band and we deserve the acknowledgment,” Blotzer said. Pearcy’s departure brought lawsuits – Pearcy sued Ratt and Ratt sued Pearcy – but Blotzer said the legal hassles had been solved. “Now it’s just a matter of settling some issues at hand,” Blotzer said. “We’re negotiating, and that’s a step in the right direction because a year ago, (guitarist) Warren DiMartini wouldn’t have even discussed it.” If Pearcy does rejoin, it could be a wonderful thing, said Kenny Kerner, a veteran producer and industry insider. CANYON COUNTRY – It’s been 23 years since metal band Ratt first rose to stardom, and drummer Bobby Blotzer remains a rock star in every sense of the word. A consistent headliner in its prime at the Southland’s largest venues such as the Forum, the L.A. Sports Arena and Irvine Meadows, Ratt had its ups and downs through the years – who hasn’t? – but was still popular enough to fill the Greek Theatre a couple of months back. Blotzer, 46, of Canyon Country still has dreams of something bigger, just as he did when Ratt first started in the late 1980s on the Sunset Strip. He’s hoping to organize a Ratt reunion tour with the group’s beloved original singer Stephen Pearcy, who quit five years ago in an ugly split, and if it happens, Ratt just might enjoy a sensational comeback like that of Motley Crue. “We’re trying to come to terms with Stephen, and we’re very close,” said Blotzer, sitting on a couch in his living room surrounded by platinum records on the wall. “The guys in Motley Crue are going to make $10 million each this year. We’ve always been a little under them as far as touring – but not very far behind.” “There really is no Ratt without Stephen Pearcy – he’s the guy,” Kerner said. “I think Ratt has always been a mainstay. You look at Pollstar, and of the top-grossing touring bands, half of them are bands from the ’70s and ’80s. Bands like Ratt never go out of business unless they break up.” Sometimes Blotzer still can’t believe Ratt’s ride has continued all these years. “In the days when we first started, the average band’s life span was 10 years,” Blotzer said. “Even the Beatles lasted less than 10 years. “For us, it’s been 23 years, and we just finished a 64-date tour and the demographics of the crowds were great. It’s really been an unbelievable ride.” These days, Blotzer scoffs at the top-10 charts. “Today’s music scene? I’m disgusted because all this hip-hop music is like a plague,” he said. “I just don’t understand how they can glamorize this prison mentality. When we were on the charts, rock bands glamorized cars and girls and fun – not guns and all this shoot-’em-up stuff.” As things have turned out, Ratt’s biggest hits “Back for More” and “Round and Round” have provided accurate symbolism because the band has never quit and its members could soon be as popular as ever if things go their way. “We’re like old dogs,” he said. “You look at bands like the Stones and Aerosmith, and they’re becoming stronger every year. There’s a lot of power behind hard rock.” Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 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

Walk a Mile In My Geo-shoes — 15 Stories

first_img SharePrint RelatedAllegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-EventJune 30, 2014In “Community”Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme CoincidenceOctober 7, 2013In “Community”A Geocaching Life in Pictures – Farogdatter – Celebrating 15 Years of Geocaching in 15 PicturesMay 28, 2015In “Community” A big thank you to all those that participated and took part in the 15 years of geocaching celebrations. This is only a small snapshot of the geocaching community that visits the headquarters. With all these varying styles and great adventures, the game still continues to grow  and change. Comment and share any lasting memories you’ve made in your geo-shoes! By Lizzie BurtonPicture yourself attending the fifth (and final) annual  Geocaching Block Party event in Seattle, WA, celebrating 15 years of this awesome game. Now, imagine the incredible culturally diverse community of people that have come from all over the world to join the party. With nearly 2.7  million geocaches worldwide, this year’s summer event is bound to be one for the books! Now back to reality. The great thing about the vast geocaching community is not only the diverse cultures participating but also the styles, techniques, and stories while out geocaching. At Geocaching HQ, we meet thousands of people from all around the world who have traveled to Seattle with the sole purpose to visit the HQ. Geocaching would not be possible without the players, so it’s time to celebrate YOU!Over the course of this summer’s 15 year anniversary celebration, we singled out fifteen Geocaching HQ visitors. They were asked to share their personal stories about what it’s like to walk in their geo-shoes. Here is what we found out:center_img Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Lacking Citibank Survey Misses The Mark About Small Business Use of Social Media

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends We show that just so it is on the record that there is a lot of life out there in how small businesses use social media.There are so many questions that can be asked in a survey to get a far more detailed view about the market.I asked for an interview with Citibank about the survey results. No one was available today but I did get this email reply from a PR person:As the survey stats show 3/4 of small business owners are not using social media to grow their business, but the survey also shows that 24% are using it, so you are right – it is a fact that companies are starting to use it, which is great as it’s a great way to grow a business. He goes on to say that the results were picked out of a far larger survey about small business and the recession. So, the survey about social media was really not even intended to be in-depth at all. Instead, they segmented the data about social media out of the larger survey and crafted a press release with a tabloid headline: “Citibank Survey Reveals Small Businesses Not Joining Social Media Conversation”It does not get much better. The press release quotes a senior executive who states:Our survey suggests that small business owners are still feeling their way into social media, particularly when it comes to using these tools to grow their businesses,” said Maria Veltre, Executive Vice President of Citi’s Small Business Segment. “While social media can provide additional channels to network and help grow a business, many small businesses may not have the manpower or the time required take advantage of them.” IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Her statement reflects little understanding of social media. Yes, small businesses are still feeling their way with social media. This can also be said for some of the largest businesses in the world. Further, Veltre states that businesses may not have the manpower or the time. That does not appear to be a quantified statement, again reflecting the survey’s lack of depth. In addition, the quote from Veltre makes her look like she knows little about how social media is even applied. We checked into the Citibank web site to see how they are using social media. The site does not even have an RSS feed as far as we can tell.They have no links to Twitter or Facebook. They do have a sparsely detailed Facebook fan page with 525 members. Doesn’t that seem like a tiny number of people considering they are the third largest retail bank in the United States?They have almost no presence on Twitter. I thought I had found the Twitter account for the bank but I am updating with what looks like it could be the real thing. But I don’t know. They have such little presence on the social web that it is hard to tell. Even so, this Twitter feed is just aggregated Google News alerts. Is that it? alex williamscenter_img We promise to refrain from any cynicism about the survey results we receive. That said the surveys are sometimes misleading, looking for a public relations hit. Hope that isn’t too cynical but the results of a Citibank commissioned survey about small business use of social media makes us wonder.Citibank and GfK Roper conducted the survey. GfK Roper interviewed 500 small business people over the phone. The businesses had fewer than 100 employees. They were drawn from a database and segmented by SIC code. Segments included manufacturing/construction, transportation and communication, wholesale/retail, financial services and professional services. Here’s what’s frustrating. No doubt the results are accurate. It would be far more astonishing if the totals were much higher than what the survey reported. The problem is the survey results come from a much larger study commissioned by Citibank about small business and the recession. What Citibank repors about social media is just a small set of data that was part of a much larger questionnaire concerning small business and the recession. As a result, the survey has little depth about how small businesses are actually using social media. Here’s an example of what the survey reported. For instance, they say that social networks are not lead generators for small businesses. What a disappointment. We are told that Citibank will do a more detailed look at how small business uses social media. We sure hope so. For these results say very little about social media and its adoption in the small business market. Related Posts Again, it is no big surprise that social media represents a smaller part of the pie. Here’s what we do find interesting. The fact that small businesses are beginning to see the value of using social media for generating leads. A full 12% of the people said they use these social networks for that purpose. Using these social networks for generating leads is pretty experimental at this point. The fact that 12% are doing it at all is impressive. What this survey lacks is substance. We know that few small businesses are participating in social media. We are still in the growing phase. How does this data compare year- to-year? This survey does not have that information.What would be more interesting is a detailed look at how small business people conduct themselves online with questions that go in-depth into work habits and knowledge about social media. The reality is we see a lot of innovation in how small businesses use social media. We see it growing by leaps and bounds. Compare it year-to-year and we would expect the picture would be a bit different. The examples of how small businesses use social media are all around us. The food carts are awesome in my hometown of Portland, Or. @koifusionpdx is a Korean taco truck that tweets where it is going. They always have lines when they tweet where they are or where they plan to be. Another Korean taco truck in LA has had similar success. I could come up with dozens of other examples. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more