Supt. Brandy Wants Local Gov’t Act Printed into Handbills

first_imgSuperintendent Florence Brandy addresses participants at NAYMOTE’s Civic Engagement exercise in Bentol. Montserrado County Superintendent Florence Brandy, has stressed the need for the local Government Act of 2016 printed into hand-bills and subsequently distributed among local authorities.The local government act, when printed into hand-bills and launched, will re-enforce the act to ensure that total development reaches the people.Supt. Brandy made the call recently when she spoke at a civic engagement hosted in Bentol by NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development. NAYMOTE is conducting a series of similar activities in several other leeward counties.The local government acts aimed at helping to provide the framework for the country’s decentralization process.It may be recalled in 2016 the act was introduced during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Members of the 54th Legislature passed the act into law, following years of uncertainty by the 53rd Legislature, apparently aimed at fine-tuning the two instruments — the Local Government Act (LGA) and the Liberia Land Right Acts (LLRA), respectively — the two cardinal legal instruments to be in line with current national and international realities.It was subsequently signed by President George Weah on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, but since then, little or nothing has been done for its implementation.“We need to start discussing the Act, and until the it is printed into handbills and launched throughout the country, there will always be serious challenges in terms of development,” the Superintendent  said.She then stressed the need for local authorities to start lobbying with the central government to ensure that the Act is printed into handbills. Supt. Brandy said when this is done, it will make local government authorities understand what are the necessary information contained in the document.According to her, since the act was passed into law by members of the 54th Legislature, and subsequently, signed by President Weah, little or nothing has been done to re-enforce its implementation.Foday C. Bayah, a pillar-four specialist of the PAPD at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, said since President Weah took over, there have been some external factors that have hampered the government’s development agenda, some of which he attributed to the change of “some socio-economic variables.” Therefore, Bayah stressed the need for citizens to manage their expectations.He thanked NAYMOTE for holding the event, which he said will help citizens to understand the importance of the Pro-poor agenda, and what are some challenges government is faced with in meeting its development agenda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Armed men storm Providence business

first_img– employee confesses to staging robberyFive armed men with handguns held three security guards at gun point and bound their hands and feet before making their way into a business establishment at Plantation Road, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Monday.The perpetrators reportedly removed a safe with valuables that was in a section of the building which housed a family employed by the business’ owner. During the ordeal, the intruders assaulted one of the family members after demanding the keys for the safe.As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the safe, they saw a Police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot and escape.Based on closed circuit television footage, a male employee of the company was seen aiding the suspects in the commission of the crime to which he later confessed to have staged.Two of five suspects have since been arrested and will be arraigned today along with the employee who confessed to staging the robbery. Stringent efforts are being made to have the others apprehended and charged.The Police in a release stated that those to be charged are Gilbert “Gaza” Burrows, 25, of Lot 190 Elizer Street, Lodge Housing Scheme; Terron “Stereo” Niles, 32, of Norton Street, Bagotstown, EBD; and the employee, Deodat Ramdhanie, 21, of Lot 52 Block Y Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara.last_img read more

Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham all tracking £12m-rated Barca starlet

first_img1 Premier League trio Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham are all considering a swoop for Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi.The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Valencia, netting six times in 32 appearances for the Spanish giants.Munir came through the youth ranks at Barcelona but has struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot and is likely to be on the move again this summer.Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham are all keeping tabs on the youngster’s situation and, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Premier League trio are considering bids of around £7m.However, it has been claimed that Barca are looking for closer to £12m, with Russia side Zenit are willing to offer their valuation.Despite this, Munir is reportedly not keen on a move to Russia, leaving the race for his signature wide open ahead of a potential summer move to England. Munir El Haddadi spent last season on loan at Valencia last_img read more

Govt need to tell ‘arrogant’ British they don’t own Lough Foyle – Senator Mac Lochlainn

first_imgThe Irish Government has been called upon to tell their British counterparts that they do not own Lough Foyle.The call was made by local Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.The Buncrana politician said the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan must challenge the latest pronouncement from the British Government. In response to a parliamentary question, the British Secretary of State for the North, James Brokenshire asserted that his Government’s position remains that “the whole of Lough Foyle is within the UK”.Senator Mac Lochlainn said this is an arrogant and provocative pronouncement but is a repeat of previous pronouncements and again and again, previous Irish Governments have failed to sort it out.He said “I am calling on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan to immediately challenge this assertion on behalf of the Irish people.“I am also calling on Minister Flanagan to clarify what is the status of the negotiations between the two governments on the ownership of the Lough. “The Loughs Agency tasked with responsibility for managing Lough Foyle by both governments have been repeatedly calling for a resolution so that the real tourism and fisheries potential of the Lough can be fully realised.“Minister Flanagan also needs to clearly outline why agreement has not been reached to date.”Govt need to tell ‘arrogant’ British they don’t own Lough Foyle – Senator Mac Lochlainn was last modified: November 17th, 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

Takeaways: don’t blame the Sharks’ loss on Thornton’s return

first_imgSAN JOSE — Ambivalent is the best word to describe the sentiment in the Sharks locker room regarding Tuesday’s shootout loss to the New York Rangers.On one hand, the Sharks (6-3-3) found a way to extend their point streak to six games on a night where they clearly lacked their best stuff. Tomas Hertl, who put together a monstrous effort, scored a tying goal with less than two seconds remaining in regulation. Timo Meier extended his point streak to nine games, scoring his team-leading ninth …last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-Up: The New ReadWrite, Apple’s iPad Mini, And Better Ways To Measure Social Media Influence

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… adam popescu Tags:#Weekly Wrap-ups Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img The New ReadWrite, Apple’s iPad Mini, and Better Ways To Measure Social Media Influence. All of this and more in the ReadWrite Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our most popular. Read on for more. Editor’s Note: Welcome To The New ReadWriteDan Lyons is the editor in chief of the new ReadWrite. If you’re one of ReadWriteWeb’s devoted long-time readers, please know that we remain committed to delivering the kind of smart, thoughtful analysis that you’ve come to expect from the site since its inception in 2003. We hope to build on that legacy and add to it, Editor’s Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite.More Top Posts:Why The “New” iPad Should Never Have Been ReleasedApple did something Tuesday it has not been able to pull off for a couple of years: It surprised the smack out of us. Sure, we all expected the iPad Mini and what Apple produced was right in line with our expectations. The kick in the head? Apple’s brand new fourth-generation iPad. Looking at timing and specifications, one has to wonder: Why did the third-generation “new” iPad released in March ever exist in the first place, Why The “New” iPad Should Never Have Been Released.Beyond Klout: Better Ways To Measure Social Media InfluenceTwitter reveals less information, Klout is obsessed with scoring, not detailed tracking of what’s actually happening. If you produce content, and want to track who shares it, Topsy is for you, Beyond Klout: Better Ways To Measure Social Media Influence.Your Smartphone Is Covered In PoopAs one of the greatest germ carriers of the 21st century, your smartphone can give you, and the people you know, all sorts of nasty illnesses, like the flu, diarrhea and even pinkeye, Your Smartphone Is Covered In Poop.Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid DocumentsThe man who claimed he was entitled to a 50% stake in Facebook because founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea from him stands accused of forging documents, filing a bogus lawsuit and orchestrating a multi-million dollar scheme, Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid Documents.Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal [Updated]The Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist who made headlines on Tuesday when he reported acquiring more than one million Facebook data entries for just $5, said Friday he is cooperating with Facebook as it conducts an internal investigation, but won’t comply with the company’s request to remove blog posts or not talk about the investigation, Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal.Why Evernote Just Doesn’t Work For MeEvernote is a very useful, Swiss-Army knife kind of software application that provides users with the tools they need to collect all of the information from their online journeys. It is a boon to anyone serious about task management and online research. So why can’t ReadWrite writer Brian Proffitt integrate it into his work habits, Why Evernote Just Doesn’t Work For Me.Microsoft Surface RT Reviews Are In – And They’re Mostly MediocreAs Microsoft prepares to roll out Windows 8 on Friday, the first reviews of the company’s Surface tablet with Windows RT are now going public. And reactions are middling at best, Microsoft Surface RT Reviews Are In – And They’re Mostly Mediocre.Microsoft Wants You To Forget About the Surface Pro, For NowMicrosoft has quietly set out to convince consumers that they should buy a Surface tablett with Windows RT now, rather than wait for the full Windows 8 version to arrive, Microsoft Wants You To Forget About the Surface Pro, For Now.You Know Who Loves Windows 8’s Metro Interface? Apple!By almost any measure imaginable, Windows 8 is going to be a huge, smash hit. Microsoft’s scale and reach and partnerships with countless hardware makers pretty much guarantees they will sell millions of copies of this program. But be warned, people don’t like change, You Know Who Loves Windows 8’s Metro Interface? Apple.ReadWrite ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileEntertainment Weekly Mag Has A Smartphone Bound In – If You Can Find ItFuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestEven 12 Year Olds Can Write Their Own Justin Bieber AppsReadWrite CommunityYou can find ReadWrite in many places on the Web, a few of which are below.ReadWrite on FacebookReadWrite on TwitterReadWrite on Google+ReadWrite on LinkedInReadWrite on PinterestReadWrite on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWrite Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? 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Hiring People Based on Their Deficiencies

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now My first book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, is a competency model. It covers 9 main attributes or behaviors successful salespeople tend to possess in large enough quantities to do well. It also covers 8 skills that salespeople need to create and win opportunities. There are 17 elements in all, and it makes for a good lens through which to view salespeople.The lens that a competency model provides allows you to understand why a person may be struggling and what you can do to improve performance. And here is the thing: no one has all of these competencies at the highest level, and everyone has deficiencies in some of them. You can be the most disciplined person in the world, and not be as resourceful as you need to be. You can be resourceful, and still not take initiative, choosing to be reactive and living in your inbox.This is true of the skills as well. You might be very good at prospecting and still lack the business acumen that makes you a trusted advisor. You might also do well at diagnosing, but struggle to gain commitments.Everyone you hire will have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the competencies necessary for the role for which you are considering them. This means you have to ask yourself two questions:Does this person have the competencies that they need to succeed in this role?The answer to this question is always, “Yes, some of them.” If you look at the role of leader, you are looking at competencies that cover so much territory that it is hard to judge an individual. Charisma? Vision? Integrity? Business acumen? Strategic thinking? Record of producing results? Competitive?All of these are important, and you will find each of them at different levels in different individuals. No one is going to score 100 percent on every competency. Which means we must ask a different question:Can I develop the other competencies or live without them?You are not going to hire perfect people. You are going to hire people who need to develop in some areas. You are hiring human beings, and we all have deficiencies. One of the decisions you are making when you hire is the decision as to whether you can help them improve in some area or mitigate the damage the deficiency causes.If you are hiring for an opportunity creating salesperson, an aversion to prospecting would be a deficiency that you cannot accept. It is the critical aspect of the role. But you may decide that you can live with a deficiency in their business acumen, because your company has the ability to develop that in your salespeople.If you are hiring an account manager, that prospecting deficiency isn’t going to be a problem, but a lack of communication, caring, or accountability may be deficiencies that would cause that individual to struggle, or be better suited for another role.To hire well, you need to look as closely at the deficiencies as the competencies. Looking only at the competencies and not the deficiencies is how you make hiring mistakes—and it’s how you lose time.last_img read more

Blaze Spikers won’t be taking it easy

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Etheridge, Cardiff relegated Also winning individual awards were F2 Logistics’ Ara Galang (Best Outside Spiker, local), Aby Maraño (Best Middle Blocker, local) and Dawn Macandili (Best Libero).PLDT’s Grace Lazard and Aiko Urdas ran away with the Best Middle Blocker, foreign and Best Opposite Spiker, local awards, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We’re not yet done. We will work hard to win more titles,” Delos Santos added.Petron’s Stephanie Niemer bagged the Most Valuable Player award and the Best Scorer diadem, while fellow import Khat Bell was Best Outside Hitter (foreign). Rhea Dimaculangan was Best Setter.Immediately, Niemer and Bell said they are open to returning next year.Delos Santos said the edge Petron had over F2 proved to be their communication.“We had a small talk after losing Game 1 and that proved to be the pivotal point because we really understood each other,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ And to make it even scarier for the Superliga field, coach Shaq delos Santos vowed that they will be working even harder.“We give our 100 percent every conference, whether we’re the reigning champions or not,” Delos Santos said. “We have no plans of taking it easy because we want to have a winning culture at Petron.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPetron trounced F2 Logistics in the best-of-three finals, 2-1, winning 19 of the 20 total games—highlighted by an astounding 17-game winning streak from the eliminations to the title series.That streak is an all-time longest, surpassing the franchise’s 14-game sweep to the All-Filipino title four years ago. With six conference titles under its belt, Petron is not stopping anytime soon.That’s the underlying sentiment inside the Blaze Spikers’ locker room in the din of the revelry over their masterful Philippine Superliga Grand Prix campaign Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gagan Narang reaches second shooting World Cup final in four days

first_imgLondon Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang reached his second World Cup final in four days after finishing seventh in the men’s 50 metres Rifle Prone event at the final Shooting World Cup today.Gagan’s score of 621.1 in the qualifying round, which enabled him to become the seventh placed shooter out of eight to make it to the final, was below his best, but enough to get him another World Cup final match-up before Rio. The highest score registered in qualifying was 624.7.Gagan started the final on a positive note, shooting into the second place after the first series of three shots. He was in fourth place till the eighth shot but a 9.9 in his ninth meant despite a 10.4 in the 10th, Gagan had to bow out in seventh position.The gold in the event went to Denmark’s Torben Grimmel, who picked up his third World Cup gold of the year in the event. Kenneth Parr of Germany won the silver and Petar Gorsa of Croatia won the bronze medal.This is Gagan’s fifth final event in the last two years and he has collected one medal from it, a bronze which he won in Fort Benning last year.He had also reached the finals of the event in the Granada World Championships in 2014. On Thursday, Gagan also reached the final of the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event and ended sixth – an event in which he had won the Olympic bronze.These are ominous signs from one of Indias most decorated shooters, coming as it is just 40 days before the Rio Olympics.advertisementSanjeev Rajput, the second Indian in the Mens 50m Prone, finished 14th with an overall qualifying score of 617.6.In the day’s other medal event, India’s Gurpreet Singh shot a score of 569 in the qualifying round of the Mens 25m Rapid Fire Pistol to end in 26th spot.Indian shooters have reached six finals in the Baku World Cup so far, with Jitu Rai giving India its only medal so far in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol on Saturday.Two more competition days are left in the tournament with four sets of medals yet to be decided in them.last_img read more