Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt thanked his fans for their support after yesterday becoming the joint most successful Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award winner, following his latest Olympic domination. Bolt, who won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, followed up on his successes in 2013, 2010 and 2009 to join tennis great Roger Federer as the men with the most Laureus Sportsman of the Year awards, with four each. The Jamaican got the nod at yesterday’s ceremony in Monaco over a field that included fellow track star Mo Farah, tennis player Andy Murray, football star Cristiano Ronaldo, and basketball standouts LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The ceremony took place at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte Carlo. “I wish to thank the (Laureus World Sports) academy for this award and I want to thank the fans for continuing to believe in me and for their support,” said Bolt after receiving his award. “Believe in your dreams and do not think limits. Remember, anything is possible. I was just a youth from Jamaica and I’m now recognised as one of the greatest athletes in the world. “It’s all about believing in your dreams and working hard,” Bolt added. Jamaica’s Olympic star Elaine Thompson, who won double gold in Rio, lost out in the Sportswoman of the Year award race to American gymnast Simone Biles, who won four gold medals at the Games. The Chicago Cubs won the Team of the Year nod, with Formula One star Nico Rosberg claiming the Breakthrough of the Year Award. Swimmer Michael Phelps won the Comeback of the Year, while English Premier League champions Leicester City won the Spirit of Sport award.
A three-day conflict resolution seminar will begin on Wednesday, May 21 to 23, at a local hotel in Monrovia, with 20 participants.According to Netsai Mushonga, senior manager of Cape Town, South Africa-based Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), the participants are drawn from human rights organizations, ECOWAS and the Ministry of Defense.She said two representatives each from the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) and the Daily Observer newspaper, have been invited to attend the seminar.“The media’s role in conflict resolution is important and therefore we recognize their contribution,” she said.She stated subjects to be considered at the seminar will provide knowledgeable skills on conflict resolution management.Mushonga said the CCR is a pan African organization with the primary interest to build the capacity of those in conflict resolutions, particularly in a country like Liberia where due to its recent past; conflict resolution skills have become necessary.Providing additional information on the seminar, Ms. Antonia Porter, a staff of the Centre for Conflict Resolution, said the seminar would provide better understanding on how to manage conflicts in a given situation.Porter, project officer of the Centre for Conflict Resolution has written extensively on gender issues, including special consideration on how HIV/AIDS is experienced in Africa, including in societies suffering or recovering from conflict and it was published in the Cape Times newspaper of South Africa.The Centre for Conflict Resolution is located in Cape Town, South Africa with the primary objective to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict through training, policy development, research and capacity building.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)