SP comes good with K250, 000 for PNG Games

first_imgThe money was presented today to the Host Organizing Committee for the Games to ensure the two week event is a success.SP Brewery’s Managing Director, Stan Joyce said the company was excited to be part of the biggest local sporting event in the country with participation from the 22 provinces. “SP Brewery is a staunch supporter and promoter of sports in the country as underscored by its long-term association with the different sporting codes in the country to expose and develop hidden sporting talents amongst Papua New Guineans.“In supporting the games, we want to make sure that people who choose to drink must do so responsibly without causing problems to the games and to bring law and order into disrepute,” said Joyce. Joyce added that SP Brewery has undertaken a campaign to educate people about the laws that prohibit drinking in public places and drinking on moving vehicles that attract immediate penalties, including arrest, fine and imprisonment. “The company continues to support the games as long as everyone plays and enjoy the games in their various Provincial colours in true spirit of sportsmanship,” said Joyce. In receiving the cheque, West New Britain Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel thanked SP Brewery for contributing to one of the biggest nation building events in PNG. “For the people of West New Britain this will have a great impact and we are trying to make it a win-win situation for all of us and we are happy that SP Brewery has supported the Games,” said Muthuvel.In preparation for the Games, Governor Muthuvel confirmed that over K20 million has been used to build additional classrooms and dormitories in major schools in the 4 Local Level Government areas in the province. The 7th BSP PNG Games will be held from 24th November to the 10th of December in West New Britain.last_img read more

Pacquiao’s dream league comes to reality; Parañaque wins

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ahanmisi powers Akari-Adamson in thrilling win over Marinerong Pilipino OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “There are lots of places which wanted to join,” he said as the league organizers opted to limit the participating teams to just 10. “Once it grows, it will be like the NBA. If they have East and West, here we can have North and South.”MPBL’s first conference, named the Anta Rajah Cup, tipped off at the historic Big Dome with Daniel de Guzman of Parañaque scoring the league’s first basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Paranaque Patriots withstood the Caloocan Supremos, 70-60, to open the festivities, with Gab Dagangon leading the way with 20 points and nine rebounds.Also seeing action in the league are Bataan Defenders, Batangas Tanduay Athletics, Bulacan Kuyas, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classics. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Pacquiao couldn’t help but beam with pride seeing his dream turn into reality.“This has been in the works for over a year, and we tried to find the formula to make this good and involve the mass in this league. The LGUs are involved and we’re including the localities here, both the cities and the provinces,” he said.The eight division boxing world champion also believes that the MPBL will be vital in finding new gems in the local level, same as to how he got his break in the pug-fighting scene.“I got into boxing when I was young because weekly, there were fights staged in our place. I see it the same way here, that we can do that in basketball,” said the 39-year-old public servant.“In time, we can discover good basketball players because anybody can play here. Those who are already old but are still good can play, while the young players who are also good are given a chance, not just to play in a league but also be seen by the whole country.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonFinally unveiling his Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) on Thursday, founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao only has big dreams for the program moving forward.So big are those ambitions that he sees the newly founded league turning to something reminiscent of that of the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Finance Ministry Praised on Assurances against ‘Tumbling Economy’

first_imgThe Liberia National Students Unions (LINSU) has expressed its satisfaction and appreciation to Finance Minister Amara Konneh of assuring Liberians of making progress to improve the economy despite the challenges of continuous budget shortfall.The president of LINSU, Varney A. Jarsey, said though the admittance of a declined economic by the Finance Minister is troubling, but they believe it is reflective of global and regional economics, which is associated with the decline in demand of worldwide commodity prices, exchange rate vitality and other external shocks.The LINSU boss said consistent with research and confirmed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there is a threat to sub-Saharan Africa because growth stability would be external to include exchange rate vitality, as seen in Ghana, Nigeria and other African countries and the falling prices of key commodities like iron ore and rubber, which Liberia largely depends on.He made the remarks Thursday, May 15, at a press conference held at LINSU’s headquarters in Monrovia. Mr. Jarsey said their statement was based on what they witnessed during the May 13th appearance of Finance Minister Konneh at the House of Representatives.“In view of these developments, and our vested interest in resource mobilization and allocation through the budget, LINSU is constrained by moral imperatives and duty bound to comment on these developments, having witnessed the hearings, conducted its own research, made inquiries and reviewed relevant literatures, “ Mr. Jarsey said.The LINSU boss stated that like in the case of Liberia’s declined economy, Ghanaian President John Mahama made a startling remark during the National Economic Forum in Ghana on May 13, 2014, coincidentally the same day the legislators invited honorable Konneh and his team were invited.According to Mr. Jarsey, the Ghanaian President said: “We are in the midst of overcoming various challenges associated with this new national income status while at the same time striving to develop the institutions that would enable us grow and transform our economy at this time of great volatility and uncertainty in the global economy.”He continues: “Three aspects of these challenges to which I’ve referred have remained particularly persistent over time. These are: the rising debt levels, as well as the associated burden of servicing them; the disproportionate amount of government revenue that goes into the payment of salaries and benefits of public sector workers and pensioners; and the resultant high budget deficits.”The LINSU president told reporters that the student body holds the view that no one individual both on the fiscal and monetary side of the Liberian economy should be singlehandedly blamed for the current turbulence, therefore the legislature should not front for resignation of public official amidst the global economic problems, but should rather help clean the messy system.“We as a national student movement worry more about the current state of Liberia’s educational system as prescribe by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a ‘mess.’ LINSU believes the legislature must put more monies in the National budget to rescue Liberia from this academic menace or debacle,” Mr. Jarsey opined; adding: “as we all strides to build the human resource capacity of young Liberians.” In the wake of tackling the budgetary shortfall, LINSU has urged the spending agencies to be committed to contribute to the budget and the Executive and Legislative Branches of government should refrain from “wasteful and unnecessary spending.”“Once we continue to make ambitious overestimates, we are risking a shortfall. We need to use the 2013/2014 budget as a lesson and prepare a realistic and better spending plan in 2014/2015,” the LINSU boss said. “We cannot spend what we do not have!”The national student body also urged members of the legislature to conduct state matters in ways that reflect a unity of purpose than reverting to the media to attack, criticize or make policy comments when said can be addressed on the floors of the legislature.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Move forward with renewed spiritual strength and determination – CIOG President

first_imgEid-ul-Fitr MessageAs salamu alaikum wa rahamtullah. Eid Mubarak Eid Mubarak Eid Mubarak! We praise Allah swt and we thank Him for granting us the favor of seeing the completion of another month of fasting. May Allah accept our prayers and our fasts and our seeking out His good pleasure in this most sacred of months. May He improve us in our sincerity and works and grant us His pleasure. Aameen.President of the Central Islamic Organisation (CIOG), Shahabudeen Ahmad in his Eid-ul-Fitr message calls on all Muslims to move forward with renewed spiritual strength and determination, drawing as much as we can from the many lessons learned during the fast.Not only did we fast but we met at iftar and for taraweh, not only did we seek out the poor to help where we could but we demonstrated care and concern, fostering a spirit of community. It is that spirit of community that I would like to focus on as we enter the month of Shawwal.Community building is worship. In Ramadan we are galvanized around extra acts of ibadah and by the mode of generosity engendered by the month itself. Our egos are imprisoned by hunger and thirst and our days are harmonized by the fast. We come together, the poor, the rich, the strong, the weak, despite our diverse circumstances, and we help each other with patience and love through each day of fasting. Ramadan teaches us that nothing can bring people together in a more potent manner than worship of Allah,The Most High.It is our duty to build on the progress we make in Ramadan throughout the year so that each Ramadan finds us stronger and closer to Allah as individuals and as a community. In this regard I would like to suggest three simple steps we can take to help us achieve this. The first two suggestions are intended to strengthen us as individuals while the final point has to do with making a meaningful contribution to the welfare of the community.Firstly, we should reaffirm to ourselves the importance of prayer. The strength of our community and our homes can be measured easily by the number of us who observe the five daily prayers. We see the great progress that can be made when we come together as a community around the fast. That progress can continue if we strive to come together around the prayer five times per day because salah or namaz is the spiritual sustenance of the believers. We should leave aside all excuses and delays and observe our prayers, a small act to receive countless benefits and blessings.Secondly, we need to bring our Masjids to life. The Masjid is the house of Allah and the meeting place of His true slaves. We should put time aside to visit our Masjids. Even if we cannot attend the Masjid frequently we should do so consistently. We should be eager to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of Allah’s houses without looking for rewards in the form of position or influence. When we go to the Masjids we should busy ourselves with worship and devotion and seek out every opportunity to show generosity and hospitality to others who visit. This will bring the light that comes with Allah’s pleasure into our hearts and make us spiritually stronger.Thirdly, we should be involved in the work of the CIOG. I offer this final suggestion without reservation or apology as I am convinced that the days of shying away from “organizations” should come to an end if we are truly to move forward. We should recognize that dreams of community building will remain dreams without leadership and organization. The CIOG with its emphasis on the Masjid and Madrasa and on maintaining the communities and practices that have kept Islam alive in this nation is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in bringing about true community development. Our vision is broad; our reach is wide and encompasses not only the Muslim community but our entire nation. To realize our vision, we need the input and support from brothers and sisters of all backgrounds and talents who are dedicated to Allah and who recognize the importance of moving forward as an organized community.I am confident that if we take these steps seriously as individuals with patience, persistence and sacrifice that we will be able to grow spiritually and materially and more importantly that we will be well on our way to earning the Supreme Pleasure of Allah, Most High.May Allah accept our prayers and fasts of Ramadan and may He grant us every success and blessing in this world and the next. Eid Mubarak Eid Mubarak Eid Mubarak!last_img read more

Man United marquee striker signing: Kane, Lewandowski and three more fantastic forwards on the radar

first_img 5 5 1. Harry Kane – The Tottenham striker proved himself to be an old-fashioned poacher last season. Many of his 21 goals came from inside the 18-yard box, drawing comparisons to the way former Red Ruud van Nistelrooy used to play. However, no club relishes doing business with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, particularly Manchester United. Ed Woodward may want to save his strength for negotiating a move for Hugo Lloris if David De Gea leaves. 5 2. Karim Benzema – The Real Madrid frontman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford every summer since he rejected Sir Alex Ferguson’s overtures in 2009. He often gets overlooked when talking about the Spanish side’s superstars and with suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for more of a central role this season, Benzema could be on the move. Real Madrid and Manchester United have a strong recent history of transfers between them and negotiations would certainly be easier than any with Tottenham. 4. Robert Lewandowski – Again, it will be difficult to clinch a deal as a result of Rummenigge’s comments but the Polish striker’s agent did not completely close the door. He said it would take a fee in excess of £35m and his client would be open to a move to the Premier League. Lewandowski probably represents the best option for United and would arguably take the least amount of time to settle into the Premier League (apart from Kane, obviously). 5 5 Manchester United have hit the ground running with their transfer activity this summer with four new recruits already through the door at Old Trafford.However, there have also been a number of exits leaving Wayne Rooney as the only senior striker in the squad following the departures of Robin van Persie and Ramadel Falcao.Originally, it looked like a two-way shootout between Edinson Cavani and Christian Benteke for Rooney’s new strike partner.But these targets look unlikely now, with Liverpool set to meet the Belgian’s £32.5m buyout clause and fans uncertain about whether Cavani is the man to lead the Red Devils to a 21st title.So who else is on Louis van Gaal’s radar? talkSPORT investigates the options … 3. Thomas Muller – Another player who has been linked with United a lot over the last few years. While not an out-and-out striker in the conventional sense, the German is a proven goalscorer, as well as a player who can perform in every attacking role on the pitch and would easily be able to work around Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata and Memphis Depay. However, securing his services could be difficult with Bayern Munich not willing to help strengthen a Champions League rival. When revealing Bastian Schweinsteiger’s move to United, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said “I can reassure all the fans – we will not be selling another player to Manchester United”. 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – On the surface this sounds more like fan fiction than fact but there is some plausibility in the move. Ibrahimovic is 33 years old and has played in all of Europe’s top leagues, except the Premier League and Bundesliga. There were reports in March of this year suggesting the Sweden international could well be on his way to Old Trafford. However, with Van Gaal trimming the wage bill with the departures of big earners such as Nani, Robin van Persie and Falcao, Ibrahimovic would have to take a pay cut from his current £200,000 a week contract.last_img read more

Snowboarders looking for air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaIn the women’s division, the top competitor takes home $1,000 in cash, a Kawasaki KLX 110 off-road motorcycle, a one-year clothing sponsorship from Girl Powder and a pre-paid Boost Mobile phone. John McColly, director of marketing for the resort, describes the Triple Air as the largest event of the season. “We see riders from all over the western part of the country coming out to compete,” he said. In the event, snowboarders must tackle three enormous jumps in a row. Participants, including both amateurs and professionals, are judged on their overall performance including difficulty, height, style and landing. After the event, all competitors take part in a raffle and an after- party at the Bullwheel Bar & Grill. Past participants include Shawn White, Blaise Rosenthall, Matt Hammer and Gabe Taylor. Mountain High resort in the San Gabriel Mountains is going strong, thanks to ongoing snowmaking and recent storms that dusted the peaks with snow. This Saturday will mark the 10th annual $25,000 Kawasaki Triple Air at the ski area, the richest one-day snowboarding event in the country. Divisions consist of professional men, amateur men and open/pro women. Entry fees are $160 for professionals, $110 for amateurs and $110 for women. Fees include lift ticket, USASA membership, breakfast, lunch from Wahoos, drinks from Chambord, the raffle and after-party. Registration takes place from 7 to 9:30 a.m. in the West base lodge. The event begins at 11 a.m. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Prizes are awarded to the top 16 competitors. First place in the men’s division takes home $6,000 in cash and a Kawasaki KLX 110 Off-Road motorcycle. A Rolex watch, provided by sponsor Active Ride Shop, also goes to the rider with the best trick. last_img read more


first_imgMajella O’Donnell has revealed the hardest thing about her cancer battle was revealing it to her children.Majella signs copies of her book in Easons, Letterkenny tomorrow (Mon) at 12.30pm.Majella reveals her torment in her new book ‘It’s all In The Head’ which she will sign copies of in Easons in Letterkenny tomorrow.She said “That night, when I went to bed, all I could think about was telling my children. “I new that if I heard that about my mother, I would have been distraught. They would probably think I was going to die.“I started to cry. Daniel put his arms around me and held me and said nothing. There was nothing he could say and I’m glad he realised that was all I needed at the time,” she said.The mum of two said that was the only time she allowed herself to cry – “the only time that I allowed myself to give in to feeling sorry for myself.”Son and daughter Michael and Siobhan were in London at the time and herself and Daniel traveled to see them. And despite preparing herself to tell them, Majella said the words just wouldn’t come to her.“The words just wouldn’t come out. I could feel the tears well up inside me and thankfully Daniel realised what was happening and he told them.” *Majella will sign copies of her book in Easons in Letterkenny tomorrow (Mon) at 12.30pm. HARDEST THING OF CANCER BATTLE WAS TELLING MY KIDS – MAJELLA was last modified: October 12th, 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:cancerdaniel o’donnelldonegalMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

Tory Island Hotel on the market for less than a Dublin home!

first_imgOne of Ireland’s most remote island hotels has just gone on the market for less than the price of a three-bedroom semi-detached home in Dublin.The sale of the famous Óstan Thóraigh or Tory Island Hotel is billed by the selling agent as a “fantastic opportunity to acquire a landmark property with huge potential.” Óstan Thóraigh is the only hotel on secluded Tory island, a Gaeltacht area located nine miles off the rugged coast of County Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.And this island getaway could be yours for just €400,000 – around the price of a three-bed apartment or less than a three-bed semi in Dublin.Gareth McLarnon, from Glen Estates in Letterkenny, said: “The Tory Island Hotel is an iconic building situated in a thriving seasonal tourism destination.“This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a landmark property with huge potential. It is a chance for someone to embrace island life in a strong community on one of Ireland’s most beautifully scenic islands located off the coast of Ireland’s most northerly county.“Properties like this don’t come to market very often in Ireland and we are expecting quite a bit of interest in this unique opportunity. This wonderful island hotel is on the market for around the same price as two-bedroom apartment in parts of Dublin.” The 14-bedroom hotel, with bar and restaurant, is being offered for sale as a going concern by owner Sean Doherty, who was also the island’s former lighthouse keeper.The family-owned and run hotel is the biggest employer on the island and has been a focal point for many of the island’s historic moments since the 19th century.The business dates from the late 1800s, when the Ward family operated the hotel and a general store, supplying everything from salted fish to the marine chandlery.The store traded with passing ships while people from what Tory islanders call ‘the country’ also made regular shopping trips to Wards from the mainland.Roger Casement once stayed at the hotel and Easter Proclamation Signatory Joseph Mary Plunkett sent a postcard from the hotel on his second visit to the island in 1914. He wrote that he did not stay in the hotel, however, as Mr Ward was “very Sombre”. With a total population of around 140 Islanders (double that in summer), the Atlantic-battered island is steeped in history, mythology and folklore.The island outpost has long been a favourite getaway for artists, nature-lovers, bird watchers and many who simply want to switch off for a few days.Tory Island is part of the Donegal Gaeltacht and has one of the highest rates of native Irish speakers anywhere in Ireland.The only access to the island is by ferry and each crossing takes around an hour. The ferry runs four times daily during the summer season and twice daily during the winter months. The closing date for offers is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.Tory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory island Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTory Island Hotel on the market for less than a Dublin home! was last modified: September 2nd, 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

Veteran South African journalist turns to helping others

first_imgFrom teacher to broadcaster and now back to working with youth, news anchor Pat Pillai has come a long way. In his new home at LifeCo UnLtd SA, he plans to help young South Africans live lives more in the spirit of Nelson Mandela. Pat Pillai gave up his news job to run his organisation, LifeCo UnLtd SA. Through it, he aims to help young South Africans achieve big things. (Image: TV with Thinus)• My Africa Is … not what you think• Archive: Nelson Mandela at Davos • Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages• Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa• Young people: own your destiny! Staff writerPat Pillai, the veteran anchorman of eNews, has left the programme to focus all his efforts on his philanthropic organisation, LifeCo UnLtd SA.The move comes after the group received an investment of R40-million to help its efforts to motivate young people to live like Nelson Mandela.Pillai, who spent more than a decade at ETV news, will now be the full-time chief executive of LifeCo UnLtd SA. He founded the organisation Life College Group in 1997, and used his free time to work there as a volunteer. It later merged with UnLtd SA to form LifeCo UnLtd SA.Online media news platform Screenafrica reports that LifeCo has helped more than 55 000 South African children, teaching them life skills and boosting academic and entrepreneurial potential.About the investment, Pillai said: “The demand for our work has grown nationally and needs a special focus. Our youth leaders and entrepreneurs need us more than ever.”One of the group’s programmes is Nelson Mandela – the Champion Within, which was launched in Port Elizabeth in 2012. In an interview with Pretoria News, Pillai said many of the self-guides in the programme were based on portions of Mandela’s writings.The programme allows students to interact with leaders in the business, political and educational sectors on issues of character, attitude, communication, tolerance and success. LifeCo hopes to expand the programme to students all over South Africa by 2020.In an interview with Global X, Pillai named his grandfather as one of the influences behind his starting LifeCo. Global X is an interview series focused on social entrepreneurs on the Skoll Foundation’s Social Edge website.Pillai’s grandfather was a waiter at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. As a waiter, he would stand in the background, listening to people like Winston Churchill and other political leaders, as well as visiting royalty, talk during their meetings. “He said: ‘I could never sit at the table and I hope that one day my son, my grandson would be able to sit with people that lead thoughts and social change.’ And that stuck with me.”Growing up on the Cape Flats on the outskirts of Cape Town, Pillai had family members who struggled with drugs, poverty and abuse. Now, he wants to break that cycle of poverty. “We want them [students] to leave school with a wider world view, not of a slave mentality but a champion mentality.”He explained that Life College aimed to develop character education. “They would test and refine what real life projects that they will run.”Pillai was a young education student, but he chose to study drama to help with a stutter and fear of public speaking. It stood him in good stead for his broadcasting career. Pillai won a Vita Award for his work as a stage actor and appeared in the 1993 film Friends, directed by Elaine Proctor.He qualified as a teacher, however, and soon realised that the public school system was doing little to nurture a true readiness for life in its students. His first attempt at a model similar to LifeCo failed. After a few years, in 1997, he tried a second time with a revised strategy and methodology. He used the income from the sale of his drama company to launch with just 16 students.Wishing Pat Pillay all the best, I feel so sad I won’t be seeing him on etv anymore. May God bless you we will definitely miss you #farewell— Ntsikie (@ntsikiem) February 26, 2015Once again, he is leaving the public eye to return to educating the country’s youth. His last eNews bulletin was on 26 February, prompting his fans to tweet their gratitude and farewells.Patrick Controy, the managing director of ESAT, agreed, saying Pillai had played an enormous role at eNews. “He has helped us turn our nightly newscast into the most watched English news bulletin in the country.”last_img read more

FD Webinar: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness

first_imgTwo Part Series on Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness Part 1Date: April 2, 2015Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness – Part 1Eric Thompson, Ph.D., and Isabel Thompson, Ph.D.,  will explore current research findings linked to burnout and wellness for mental health clinicians. The presentation will also include burnout prevention and wellness strategies utilized to promote a more mindful work-life balance.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.Don’t forget to join us for part two of this Series!Date: April 23, 2015Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, & Mindfulness – Part 2last_img read more