PROFESSOR FLUMO YANQUOI STEVENS, LIBERIAN ECONOMIST (1939-2015) – A BRIEF TRIBUTE

first_imgAs the ranks of our generation shrink, it seems fitting to pause and pay homage. This time we honor the memory of Dr. Flumo Yanquoi Stevens who passed away surrounded by his family in a Wilmington, Delaware hospital on November 15, 2015 at age 76.I first met the unpretentious but brilliant Flumo at Cuttington College (now University) in Suacoco, Liberia in the early 1960s. He graduated a class ahead of me in 1963 majoring in Economics. He would go on to graduate studies and to a brilliant career as an economics professor and researcher, as well as a one time Dean of the College of Business of the University of Liberia.Born September 23, 1939 at Fissibu, Lofa County, Liberia to Yamah Loupu and Galakpai Bonawu, his early education was at Fissibu though he continued at the Lutheran mission in Zorzor where he completed elementary school in 1954. He acquired his high school diploma from the Lutheran Training Institute in 1959. Cuttington College and Divinity School then followed where he completed the B.S. degree in 1963. Graduate studies in the United States ensued and culminated with an M.B.A. (Syracuse University, 1969), an M.A. economics (University of Nebraska, 1973), and a Ph.D. economics (University of Nebraska, 1974).Dr. Stevens began his career as an officer of the Bank of Monrovia in 1964. Upon completing the M.B.A. he joined the University of Liberia’s Business College as an administrative assistant and instructor (1969-1971). With the terminal degree in hand, he became an assistant professor at Wayne State University (1974-77); dean of the Business College at the University of Liberia (1977-79); then back to Wayne State (1979-83), the University of Michigan-Flint (1984-87), and finally at Lawrence Technological University as professor of management from 1987 to his honorable retirement in 2005.During his time at the University of Liberia in the late 1970s, Stevens was a research consultant on fiscal affairs at the Ministry of Finance. He also served on a number of Liberian presidential commissions addressing the economy, notably the “Private Sector Commission on Improving Investment Possibilities in Liberia” (1978). In his long and distinguished career he presented a number of scholarly papers at academic conventions, notably “Quantitative Perspective on Political Risk Analysis to Direct Foreign Investment – A Closer Look,” in Multinational Business Review (Spring 1997). He also published numerous articles in Liberian newspapers including the Liberian Age and the Liberian Star. Stevens authored the textbook Managerial Accounting (first published 1995).Dr. Stevens is survived by his four children – Wubu Stevens Hendricks, Bonawu Stevens, Sr., Mackerson Kowa Stevens and Kolu Stevens, his former wife of 28 years, Mrs. Olina Bailey, four grandchildren, three sisters and a host of other relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States. His mortal remains will be interred following funeral rites at the Hope Lutheran Church in New Castle, Delaware, USA.Well done Flumo! May your soul through God’s mercy rest in perfect peace!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City of Fort St. John’s New Visitor Guide Released

first_imgContributed – Brent HodsonDeanna Hill & Jody Howatt take a quick break at the Visitor Centre to check out the brand new 2009 Visitor Guide that has just arrived.  This yearly publication that is put out by the City of Fort St. John reaches Visitor Centres all over Alberta, B.C., and the Yukon.  You will be able to find this guide soon to be all over town but if you would like a copy today, stop by the Visitor Centre or visit www.fortstjohn.ca- Advertisement –last_img

Wanyama, Origi out of Stars’ friendlies

first_img“Wanyama asked to be excused from this game because he is just returning to the team after injury and is struggling to get into form. Omollo told us that he just joined a new team and would like some time to settle down,” Muthomi told Capital Sport.“For Origi, it is a bit complicated because of passport issues. He has a Norwegian passport and they don’t allow dual citizenship there so it is virtually difficult for us to have him,” added Muthomi.The shot-stopper last played for Harambee Stars in March last year during the 1-0 home loss to Guinea Bissau in the botched African Cup of Nations qualification campaign.He has been overlooked since then but was conspicuously named when the coaching team rolled out their preliminary squad.Goalkeeper Arnold Origi during warm up in a past Harambee Stars match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAt the same time, left back Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma based in Georgia is conspicuously missing from the squad that is expected to gather up in camp next week.The team includes a call up for Ireland-based Jonah Ayunga while there is a return for Clifton Miheso and John Mark Makwatta who turn out for Buildcon FC in the Zambian Premier League.The Harambee Stars team will be split into two.A reserve side headed by assistant coach Musa Otieno will travel to a training Camp in Morocco from August 29 to September 5 and play two friendly matches against the hosts and Mauritania.The main team will travel to Mozambique for the September 2 friendly and will be headed by first coach Stanley Okumbi.“The Morocco camp will be very instrumental for the CHAN team because they will have a chance to work into getting themselves up for the final team. It will also give the coaches a good platform to test the players at a high level,” Muthomi further said.Meanwhile, Ulinzi Stars players have pulled out of the team as they will be away in Burundi for the East Africa Military Games. Consequently, the coaches have called up players to replace them.Kenneth Muguna and teammate Ernest Wendo close down on Everton FC forward Wayne Rooney during a friendly match in Tanzania in July 2017Reigning Kenyan Premier League midfielder of the year Kenneth Muguna who had previously been omitted has been called up as well as teammate Peter Odhiambo who has displaced keeper Boniface Oluoch in the K’Ogalo starting team.Posta Rangers reserve keeper Faruk Shikhalo and AFC leopards’ Gabriel Andika have also been called up alongside teammates Marcelus Ingotsi, Robinson Kamura and Dennis Sikhayi.Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno who is serving a six match ban in the KPL due to indiscipline has also been handed a call up alongside teammate Patillah Omotto. Nakuru All Stars midfielder Peter Ng’ang’a has also been handed a maiden call up into the team.The squad is expected to report to camp after next week’s midweek matches.Foreign based players for Mozambique friendlyHarambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama (Centre) with team mates David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng (left) and Paul Were (right) during training at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 22, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDavid Ochieng’ (New York Cosmos, USA), Abud Omar (Slavia Sofia, Bulgaria), Anthony Akumu, Jesse Were and David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Cliff Miheso and John Makwatta (Buildcon FC, Zambia), Michael Olunga (Guizhou Zhicheng, China), Eric Johanna (Vasalund IF, Sweden), Jonah Ayunga (Galway United, Ireland), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa).Local based players: GoalkeepersBoniface Oluoch, Peter Odhiambo (Gor Mahia) and Patrick Matasi, Faruk Shikhalo (Posta Rangers), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards).DefendersSimon Mbugua, Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Bernard Ochieng’ (Vihiga United), Robinson Kamura, Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Collins Shivachi, Wesley Onguso (Sofapaka), Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks), Joseph Okumu (Unattached),MidfieldersKenneth Muguna, Ernest Wendo, George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Duncan Otieno, Victor Majid (AFC Leopards), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Peter Ng’ang’a (Nakuru All Stars), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Alpha Onyango (Kakamega High School).StrikersKepha Aswani (Nakumatt), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Joe Waithera (Wazito), Chris Ochieng’ (Mathare United), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker FC), Boniface Omondi (Gor Mahia), Moses Mudavadi, James Mazembe (Kakamega Homeboyz), Ezekiel Otuoma (Western Stima), Nicholas Kipkurui (Zoo Kericho), Marcelus Ingotsi (AFC Leopards).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama takes a water break as he listens to assistant coach Musa Otieno during a friendly match against DR Congo on march 26, 2017 in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22- Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama, goalkeeper Arnold Origi and midfielder Johannah Omollo will not be included in Kenya’s friendly match against Mozambique set for September 2 in Maputo.According to Football Kenya Federation Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi, Wanyama and Omollo have been omitted upon their request while goalkeeper Origi might not be available due to paperwork.last_img read more

J.K. Rowling outs master wizard Dumbledore: He’s gay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. “Falling in love can blind us to an extent,” Rowling said of Dumbledore’s feelings, adding that Dumbledore was “horribly, terribly let down.” Dumbledore’s love, she observed, was his “great tragedy.” Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” she took questions from audience members. She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds “true love.” “Dumbledore is gay,” the author responded to gasps and applause. 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

Leeds ‘in transfer battle with four Spanish clubs’ for La Liga star

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 There is a chance that the midfielder will end up penning fresh terms to commit his future to the club, but if he doesn’t, Alaves look set to cash in on him when the window opens in January.Leeds have been regularly linked with Gomez, who played under their current boss Marcelo Bielsa during his time in charge at Athletic Bilbao.However, according to AS, Leeds will not enjoy a clear run at signing Gomez as a quartet of Spanish clubs are currently keeping tabs on the situation. REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest Transfer News Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Ibai Gomez is hot property ahead of the January transfer window LATEST RANKED Leeds will have to hold off competition from four Spanish clubs in order to land Ibai Gomez in January.The 29-year-old is out of contract at Alaves in the summer when he would be able to walk away from the club as a free agent. Marcelo Bielsa is keen to strengthen Leeds’ promotion push Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND It is understood former club Bilbao want him back while Real Sociedad, Eibar and Celta Vigo all retain an interest in landing him this January.Bielsa will be desperate to strengthen in the winter window as Leeds look to gain a place in the Premier League for the first time since 2004. moving on The Whites have slowed down after a tremendous start to the season, with a mixture of poor form and injuries seeing them slip to third.However, they remain just three points behind league-leaders Norwich and the January transfer window could prove crucial in determining who takes the two automatic promotion spots.last_img read more

WIN RESERVE SEATING AND FREE CHAMPAGNE AT DONEGAL’S HOTTEST CLUB – VOODOO VENUE

first_imgTipped as the main ENTERTAINMENT HQ for the North West, Voodoo Venue Letterkenny really has everything to offer this weekend.There is a super line-up of entertainment for people of all genres to enjoy.If your around Letterkenny this weekend Voodoo Venue will have a stall at Donegal’s very first homegrown food fest in Aura Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday, our very own in house mixologist will be taking to the stage at 3.30pm on Saturday to give a master class in cocktails, call in if your around. Friday we welcome back the great band Red Alert from 11pm to 1am followed by Dj Kevin Lennon till late. He loves music and what you request will be played.Voodoo Venue also presents DJ Paddy Friel in Main Club from 11.30pm admission €5 with a free cocktail to all ladies before 12.30 am.SATURDAY in Voodoo Lounge it’s one of the best bands in the country at the moment The Bad Ass Mules. COOL FM’s DJ Katherine Wilson the hottie from Belfast is spinning her tunes on the main floor of Voodoo Club.And if you wanna feel like you haven’t left your sitting room Vintage presents DJ Kieran Campbell all the way from Galway If you want to book a table contact the Facebook page or email philipvoodoovenue@gmail.com or emermcglynn@hotmail.comVintage is open from 9pm and is FREE until 11pm.Sunday we have Honky Tonk Heroes in Voodoo lounge from 5pm with Rubix on stage from 10.30.Voodoo Venue -something for everyone this weekend check or Facebook for special offers and prizesWIN RESERVE SEATING AND FREE CHAMPAGNE AT DONEGAL’S HOTTEST CLUB – VOODOO VENUE was last modified: July 11th, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Paul Holian now recovering at National Rehabilitation Centre

first_imgGroups of ticket sellers are visiting your locality at the moment seeking to raise funds for the Paul Holian Recovery Fund.Please contribute because this is a very worthy cause for a young man who suffered a life changing trauma in a simple accident in July.Paul who is just 39 years of age with a partner and young family was initially treated at Letterkenny LUH and then transferred to the Mater in Dublin. He has now been admitted to the Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire for an intense programme of therapy.The Holian family from Barrack in Ballyare are a legend at helping every worthy cause for miles around and for a generation. They are also well-known in horse racing circles around the country.Paul Holian should be looking forward to a long life working as a bricklayer and socialising with his family and friends.But a shocking accident on July 9th has removed him from work and leisure activities for the foreseeable future as the long road to recovery stretches ahead and his family is left to count the cost. But Paul has time and new advances in medical technology on his side and he’s also an amazing amount of courage to carrying him through.Meanwhile his family and friends have set up The Paul Holian Recovery Fund to help Paul and his partner Nicola and their two children, through his long and difficult road to recovery. The family and friends have now set out on their own road in fundraising towards Paul’s recovery.Ciaran Brogan who is among those burning up the miles to raise funds says that their work is vital to ensure that Paul is given every chance of recovery and a major ticket-draw is now underway.That is why the ticket sellers are out on the doorsteps and please give them your best support. The top prize is a week for two trip to Dubai including flights and hotel.Tickets cost €10 each and are available from Gary Holian 086 2158420 at the Dry Arch Complex in Letterkenny, from Pat Hegarty at Ballyare (086-8904850) and also from Carr’s of The Diamond. The draw will take place on Friday night, October 21st, at a big function in the Clanree Hotel where music will be by the Ryan Turner Band along with a number of local artists all getting together in support of the charity.Paul Holian now recovering at National Rehabilitation Centre was last modified: October 13th, 2016 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)last_img read more

UCU Lady Cardinals defeat Lady Doves to win FUFA Women Elite League

first_imgThis is UCU’s first ever League title. (PHOTOS/FUFA)FUFA Women Elite League-Playoff FinalUCU Lady Cardinals 2-0 Lady DovesStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 02-06-2019LUGOGO – Uganda Christian University are the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League champions.This was confirmed on Sunday, 2nd of June at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo when the Mukono best side defeated Lady Doves 2-0 to win their first ever League championship.A Hassifah Nassuna strike in the first half was added onto by Maureen Kinavudori to ensure UCU stops Lady Doves’ hopes for a double this season.UCU players celebrate on of their goals on Sunday.Nassuna handed UCU the lead in the 38th minute with well-taken free-kick that beat Lady Doves goalkeeper Daisy Nakaziro.Lady Doves saw to glorious opportunities to level the game, go to waste as striker Akwero Miriam could not get the better of Ruth Aturo in the UCU goal.In the second half, captain Kinavudori had an opportunity to double the lead when she controlled the ball in inside the area before shooting wide of the target.Nassuna would have been on spot with another well-curved free-kick on the edge of the box in the 75th minute however the ball went inches wide.With 7 minutes to play in the game, Kinavudori would not be denied for a second time as she was played in by Jacqueline Nakasi and the skipper made no mistake, finding the back of the net as putting the game to bed.This is UCU’s first league crown while Lady Doves, who are in the final of the FUFA Women’s Cup, can no longer win the double this season.UCU Lady Cardinals forward Nassuna was named the Most valuable player and the League top scorer, taking home both awards with a prize of 1M UGX for each.Nassuna displays both of her awards.Nakaziro Daisy of Lady Doves emerged the best goalkeeper, received an accolade and prize money of 1M UGX.Champions UCU Lady Cardinals received prize money of 12M UGX while the runners-up Lady Doves walked home with 7M UGX. The third and four placed teams will also take home 5 and 2 Million shillings respectivelyKawempe Muslim Ladies Team won the fair play award with prize money of UGX 1M. They got only four yellow cards in the entire league.UCU Lady Cardinals XIRuth Aturo (GK), Jawuhara Nabagala, Adam Kemisha, Annet Nakirijja, Mercy Nabuloobi, Phoebe Banura, Joan Kwagala, Teddy Najjuma, Jaqueline Nakasi, Hasifa Nassuna, and Maureen KinavudoriLady Doves XINakaziro Daisy (GK), Birungi Adrine, Madam Christine, Nakito Gladys, Akello Nancy, Namakula Agnes, Nabbosa Riticia, Babirye Grace, Winnie , Martha Nalunkuma, Nuluh Nakyanzi, and Akwero Miriam.Awards:Champion:  UCU Lady Cardinals – 12M UGXRunners-up: Lady Doves – 7M UGXMVP: Hassifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals) – 1M UGXTop Scorer: Hassifa Nassuna 14 goals (UCU Lady Cardinals) – 1M UGXFair Play Award: Kawempe Muslim Ladies – 1M UGXComments Tags: FUFA Women Elite League 2018/19Hassifah NassunaLady DovesMaureen KinavudoriNakaziro DaisytopUCU Lady Cardinalslast_img read more

Plans to build pre-school and play area next to Gartan school welcomed

first_imgPlanning permission that has been given the green light for Stramore NS in Gartan to build a pre-school and play area next to the school has been welcomed. Speaking today Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, said he was ‘delighted’ with the news.He said: “This is a first class sign of a school community looking to see how they can do more for the people living locally,” Minister McHugh said. “I really am delighted that this plan is coming to pass. Donegal County Council has given the go-ahead with planning permission for a new standalone building beside Stramore NS which will be home to a pre-school and there will also be a play area.”Minister McHugh added: “During my time in the Roinn na Gaeltachta, I pushed for a new grant system that would support projects in the Gaeltacht to help finance pre-schools and drive the initiative of Irish-medium early years provision.“I am looking forward to working with everyone connected to Stramore NS to progress this project and hope to have discussions with Roinn na Gaeltachta in the coming weeks about it.Plans to build pre-school and play area next to Gartan school welcomed was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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