I can retire at Liverpool – Klopp

first_imgGerman coach Jurgen Klopp says it is possible that he will end his career at Liverpool after celebrating a year in charge at the Merseyside club. After an inconsistent season last year, Klopp, in his first full season in charge at Liverpool, has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, with many onlookers tipping the Reds to challenge for the title. “I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don’t know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, ‘thanks, it was a pleasure,’ Klopp told German media. The 49-year-old further noted that he intends to end his coaching career within a decade. “It’s very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund, and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs.” Liverpool have been largely impressive this year and were today scheduled to play Swansea in search of a fifth straight win. The coach is also looking to make the most of their lack of European commitments this season. “We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12 p.m. on the Sunday, and that was really hard for us. We didn’t perform really well so deserved the defeat. “This time we want to deserve something else. We have absolutely no excuses. We have time to recover, we have time to train, we have time to analyse and we have to use it.” Appointed on October 8, 2015 First game in charge – October 17, 2015 Matches in charge – 60 Goals scored – 71 (most in EPL) Record – 29 wins/18 draws/13 losses Points per game – 1.75 Klopp at ‘The Kop’last_img read more

A Begging Christmas: 10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas, Liberian Style

first_imgHilarious is one word that best describes Christmas time in Liberia; there are so many interesting things to see and places to go. The nation’s capital Monrovia, comes alive during this time of year with lots of petty trading, singing, shopping, cooking and entertainment everywhere. One needs to be thoroughly schooled before choosing to spend their Christmas in Africa’s Lone Star. Below are 10 things the discerning traveler/tourist should look forward to when visiting the country during the holidays:1. We do not have Santa Claus, but “Old Man Beggar” who dresses in a rag-like costume and begs for gifts. Prepare yourselves to give, give and give. No, you won’t be receiving gifts from Santa, honey.  2. Instead of being told “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, you’ll hear “My Christmas is on you” or “My Christmas is in your blood (or DNA)”, indicating that no matter what, you can’t shake off the need to give money or gifts to the person saying that to you. This leaves you feeling like you owe everybody.Note: Liberian humor is out of this world!3. Expect to see a lot of petty trading (aka auctions) in the streets. This is the best time to get some colorful and trendy items at affordable prices. The streets are crowded and noisy, but that’s not bad since you get to shop. Oh, don’t forget to check out Waterside and Ma Juah Markets.4. Commercial motorbikes, a.k.a Pen-Pen are all over the place. You can hop onto one of these and dash right though the dust! Sounds like that adventure you’ve always wanted to have, huh?5. The dryness of the Harmattan Wind creates what I like to call a “Winter make – believe”, causing many to dress up in winter coats and hats. Liberians are very fond of America and this is the time that most people live out their dream of being “in the cold” (i.e. America). The wind causes “Yanlaypaypay”, a fun way Liberians refer to the dryness of skin, which leaves it looking dull and pale. Be sure to come with enough moisturizers, or get yourself some “Donut Grease, Koto or Temple of Heaven”, while on the ground.6. Don’t get too carried away now; the begging continues even on Christmas morning. You’ll hear a famous festive Liberian begging song, “Merry Christmas, We’re At Your Door”.  At this point, Old Man Beggar & Co are [literally] at your door beating drums and singing defiantly.  They’re determined to stay and sing louder until you give them money. 7. Things take a lighter turn later during the day when you start receiving delicious dishes from neighbors and friends. Food is everywhere!  “All my giving is finally paying off”, I hear you say. Fact: Liberians are excellent cooks!8. There’s relative calm the days after Christmas and then things heat up again as the spirit of the New Year sets in. New Year’s eve is HUGE in Liberia and “Watch Night”, a time we all go to church to thank God for everything He did for us during the year and for keeping us alive to see a brand new one. This is a big deal to most Liberians.9. The Begging is not over yet! You’ll hear another subtle begging song: “Happy New Year Me Na Die Oh” as early as 12 a.m. on New Year’s Morning. At this point, you’re not being forced to give, because everyone is just too busy giving thanks for being alive. You can join in the singing and dancing if you don’t have anything to give. Last minute hustle, right? LOL!10. Expect major withdrawals and stinginess in January after all the holiday giving and spending. You sign up for more fun than you’d ever imagine, when you choose LIB for the holidays.Have yourself a Begging Liberian Christmas!Patrice Juah is a creative soul with a passion for poetry, prose and fashion design.  She is the CEO and Artistic Director of Moie fashion line and former Miss Liberia 2006-2007.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Biennial STEAM fair finals concluded

first_img…Region 10 dominates winning categoriesThe three-day Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fair which featured a number of participants from schools across the length and breadth of Guyana concluded on Friday, and was considered a success.This is according to Assistant Chief Education Officer Patrick Chenadu, who shared these sentiments at the finals of the event, which were held at the St Joseph High School. He noted that this year’s exhibition featured the introduction of art, newly implemented to highlight the works of students pursuing art studies.Also speaking at the event was Chief Judge of the fair, Phillip Da Silva, who praised the extraordinary quality of work being displayed by the competitors, and revealed that every project indeed embraced the theme “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, paving the way for a green and sustainable society”.Emphasis was also placed on the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” element being showcased, which upped the creativity of the executed plans.Participants were judged based on physical display, oral presentation, and a prepared booklet.While explaining how important this enterprise is in improving the various fields that STEAM represents, Da Silva noted that this will also aid the students in development of their communication and social skills.Meanwhile, across the stretch of 24 categories, the winners were announced during the last hours of the fair. Most of them were from Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Berbice). Among the schools which emerged victorious in the competition were New Market Primary, Annandale Primary, Novar Secondary, Uitvlugt Secondary, Mackenzie High School, the New Guyana School, Christianburg Secondary, Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Berbice High School, Linden Foundation Secondary, Mahdia Secondary, St Ignatius Secondary, New Silver City Secondary, St Stanislaus College and Mahaicony Secondary.Over the past months, the various institutions, ranging from primary to tertiary, competed in regional competitions, in which the winners were chosen to showcase their creations in the finals.While some students used the platform to highlight key issues which affect their communities and country, others emphasized the importance nutrition and diet plays in the lives of individuals. In this way, those who visited the exhibition were given exposure on these areas, as well as knowledge on how they can be resolved.Given the success of this event, it has been revealed that the Brazilian counterpart has requested Guyana to be a part of that country’s science fair, which is scheduled for September of this year. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

Brazilian killed during robbery

first_imgLess than a week after the body of a Bartica miner was found in a shallow grave at 16 Miles Issano Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), suspected to have been killed and relieved of a quantity of raw gold, another miner was on Thursday found dead in Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD).Dead is Brazilian national Jose Pozzer, 43, also called “Goodie” and “Hilary”.Guyana Times understands that Pozzer might have been robbed and shot by the perpetrators.Based on reports received, Pozzer left his mining camp at Mazawini, Port Kaituma, after a “wash down” and he was paid in gold by his employers. He reportedly had eight ounces of gold in his possession when he ventured out to Port Kaituma centre.Investigators who travelled up to the area believe the man might have been beaten, robbed and fatally shot since there was evidence of lacerations about the man’s body and a gunshot wound to his abdomen.A team of investigators has travelled to the area to launch a probe.On Monday last, the body of 24-year-old Abraham Mohammed Khan of Third Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven was found in a shallow grave along the 16 Miles Issano trail.Reports are the now dead man and another man were reportedly transporting a quantity of raw gold for their employer when they came under attack. The father of two was shot to his neck and relieved of the gold, after which the attackers made good their escape on his motorcycle.The other employee who reportedly claimed that he managed to evade the gunmen was arrested and remains in custody.last_img read more

Wall Street gaga about Google; stock reaches new high

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc.’s stock reached a new high Friday, reflecting Wall Street’s renewed faith in the Internet search leader as it introduces new ways for advertisers to reach its steadily expanding online audience. The shares peaked at $560.79 before falling back to finish at $560.10, up $7.27, or 1.3 percent. The rally eclipsed Google’s previous record high of $558.58 attained in mid-July, just days before the Mountain View-based company disillusioned investors with a second-quarter profit below analyst estimates. Google, founded just nine years ago, now has a market value of almost $175 billion, more than long-established technology bellwethers such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp. The stock has increased more than sixfold from its initial public offering price of $85 in August 2004. The latest run-up in Google’s stock represents a turnaround from a little over a month ago when the shares briefly dipped below $500 amid the stock-market turmoil triggered by a home-mortgage meltdown that raised fears about a recession. Google already is trying to boost its profits by rolling out other marketing options besides staid advertising links. Last month, Google began showing video ads on its subsidiary, YouTube, the Web’s most popular video channel. Earlier this week, Google dramatically increased the number of ads distributed to mobile phones and unveiled a system for displaying ads on “widgets” – mini-applications that are embedded on Web pages.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Those worries have lessened because of the Federal Reserve Bank’s decision to lower short-term interest rates by 0.5 percentage point in a move expected to free up more money for consumers and businesses to spend. Google stands to benefit because it runs the largest advertising network on the world’s hottest marketing medium, the Internet. Despite aggressive challenges by such rivals as Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., Google has been able to widen its lead in search – the activity that triggers the text-based ad links that have become a huge moneymaker. In August, Google handled 54 percent of all U.S. search requests, up 50 percent at the same time last year, according to the research firm Nielsen/NetRatings Inc. Yahoo lagged well behind at 20 percent, followed by Microsoft at 13 percent. The formidable lead enabled Google to earn $1.9 billion, on $7.5 billion in revenue, during the first half of the year. The company usually makes even more money during the second half because of the advertising blitz that accompanies the holiday shopping season. last_img read more

Premier League 2015/16 quiz – how much do you remember about the season so far?

first_imgIt’s been a topsy-turvy start to the new Premier League season.Chelsea are struggling, Manchester City are top, Arsenal are just as unpredictable as ever, while Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season.Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Liverpool, and Sam Allardyce is the new Sunderland boss after Dick Advocaat resigned.But how much about the opening eight games do you remember? Test your knowledge in our quiz below…About | Privacy | Terms Arsenal fans 1last_img

Local firm shields Pearl Harbor

first_img Pearl Harbor also uses Delta’s MP5000 portable barricades that are towed in place and set up in 15 minutes. Since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen in 2000, the Navy has employed many of Delta Scientific’s products to protect vital infrastructure, from piers to Navy hospitals, fuel storage and submarine bases. Delta is headquartered in Valencia with its manufacturing facility in Palmdale.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Piers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station in Hawaii are now shielded by barriers from Valencia-based Delta Scientific, which protects some of the top terrorist targets in the world. Automated linear gates have been installed at the historic station and surrounding piers to protect the operation and the assets. The equipment was installed as part of an overall regional effort to increase security at strategic locations. “The Navy installed this barrier system in order to provide an adequate level of force protection while maintaining a high level of efficiency on the piers,” Andrew Iuvale, anti-terrorism director for the Navy’s Hawaii region, said in a printed statement. “In other words, we’ve been able to increase our force protection posture without impacting the mission of fleet support. Previously, the piers were protected by a swing gate guarded by a sentry, who had the responsibility to assess and then grant or deny access. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE “For bad guys to access the piers, they only had to overcome the sentry,” Iuvale said. Now the piers have a gate or kiosk system that protects the sentry, who remains in the gatehouse. Anyone attempting to gain access has to slide credentials through a pass window. “However, even if someone could take out a sentry in the gatehouse, they still cannot get through the gates,” Iuvale said. “These new gates are ‘force multipliers’ for the Security Department when operating them in an automated mode during slow periods. An automated gate reduces overall manpower requirements and frees up a security (person) to perform other missions vital to force protection, such as patrol, countersurveillance and random inspections.” “Pearl Harbor’s piers are now less vulnerable to acts of terrorism,” said Lt. Jeremy Gates, naval facilities construction team leader. “The automated gates provide an anti-terrorism force-protection barrier between roadways and the piers, which provide service to ships and submarines. Physical security upgrades such as this, combined with anti-terrorism awareness training, help make Navy personnel less vulnerable (to) attacks and acts of terrorism.” “Product support is vital because these piers are the lifelines to the ships,” Iuvale added. last_img read more

Softball Sweeps MVC Pitcher and Player of the Week Awards

first_imgST. LOUIS – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time this season while sophomore Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) is MVC Player of the Week for the first time in her career, the MVC office announced Monday, April 1. The duo helped Drake go 5-0 on the week with a doubleheader sweep of Big Ten foe, Nebraska and a three-game MVC series sweep of Indiana State. In the circle, Newman dominated going 3-0 with a 0.37 earned run average in three complete games, including her first career perfect game in a 2-0 win over Indiana State Saturday, with 42 strikeouts and zero walks in 17.0 innings of work. She threw the first seven-inning perfect game in Drake history since Jessica Hicks, who also did it against Indiana State, in 2005. Newman matched her season-high with 15 strikeouts. She started the week with a two-hit complete game over Nebraska, where she allowed her only run of the week to go with 14 strikeouts. In her last start Sunday, Newman allowed just one hit and one hit batter with 13 strikeouts in a 10-0 five-inning win over the Sycamores. At the plate, she added four RBI in the five victories. Newman, who leads the nation in strikeouts this season with 197, needs just three more for 1,000 in her career. This season, she holds a 12-6 record and a 1.36 ERA, and earlier this season became the program’s all-time wins leader. This is the 14th MVC Pitcher of the Week award for Newman. Ryan batted a blistering .750 (9-of-12) in five starts in right field for the Bulldogs. Ryan hit two doubles, drew three walks, drove in five runs, scored seven runs and collected nine hits with an .800 on-base percentage and a .917 slugging percentage. She had three multi-hit games, including her first career 3-hit game in the series finale win over the Sycamores, and didn’t strike out once. Ryan’s hot week raised her average from .268 to .337, and she leads the team in stolen bases with 14. Her award is the first player of the week honor for a Bulldog this season.center_img  Print Friendly Version Drake plays a midweek in-state contest at Iowa State on Wednesday before it returns to league play at Valparaiso April 6-7.last_img read more

MULROY COLLEGE STUDENT GETS TO ROOT OF NATURE TO SCOOP TOP SCIENCE AWARD

first_imgA Mulroy College student has branched out into nature to help her receive a Science Foundation Ireland Award at BT young Scientist 2014.Chloe with teacher Declan Docherty and her award!Fifth year student Chloe Bradley investigated the nutritive value of gorse and heather as a food source for mountain sheep.Chloe took on this project last summer with a hands-on approach where she fed 27 sheep over a period of 5 weeks on gorse, heather and hay. Through this project she wanted to investigate if this combination could be used as a food source for mountain sheep and her conclusions proved positive.Her interest in this area comes from the fact that Chloe is from a farming background and helps her family run the suckler cow and sheep farm at home.She is hoping to pursue a career in agriculture and has a great interest in becoming a vet.Chloe represented Mulroy College in Milford and Principal Ms Fiona Temple stated: “We are very proud of Chloe. She put an enormous amount of work into this project. Her success is very well deserved and with the very high standard of projects at the BT young Scientist we are delighted for her that her hard work has paid off. “I have no doubt that Chloe will receive many more successes in her career. A big thanks most also be given to Mr Declan Docherty the teacher who helped her with the project over the summer.”Chloe also added “I would like to thank Mulroy College for the support given to me throughout the project. In particular I would like to thank Mr Docherty and all those who gave advice and support along the way.“It was a great experience from start to finish and last Friday was the icing on the cake. I would encourage other students to get involved in this event as I gained so much from it.” MULROY COLLEGE STUDENT GETS TO ROOT OF NATURE TO SCOOP TOP SCIENCE AWARD was last modified: January 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:BT Young ScientistChloe BradleyFiona TempleMulroy Collegeteacher Declan Dochertylast_img read more

KCCA, Bul lock horns as Super 8 gets underway

first_img Tags: Bul FCKCCA FCMike MutebiPeter OnenPilsner-FUFA Super 8 KCCA FC have defeated Bul in all their last four competitive meetings (File Photo)Pilsner-FUFA Super 8KCCA FC vs Bul FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 04-08-2018KCCA FC will host Bul FC at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo as the the FUFA Super 8 tournament kickoff on Saturday afternoon.The inaugural edition of the tournament has not had its downs as both league reigning champions Vipers SC and Police FC decided to with draw, sighting other preseason engagements but all that will be put into the closet when the first ball is kicked in Lugogo.It will be a huge chance for some of KCCA and Bul’s recruits to prove their worth in front of their respective new managers.For those of KCCA, they will be looking to impress manager Mutebi as the team builds up to the last two group games in CAF Champions League.“The Super 8 is is a great innovation, said KCCA Fc coach Mike Mutebi ahead of the game.“We shall give it the attention it deserves.“It gives us opportunity to keep our boys fit ahead of the Caf Champions League and the season ahead.KCCA FC looked a shadow of the side that defeated Egyptian giants Al Ahly when they lost 1-0 to Esperance and the coaching staff will indeed hope to get the players in the best possible shape before Botswana’s Township Rollers comes to town.The Kasasiro Boys have been on a recruitment spree this off season, securing the services of Allan Kyambadde and Nicholas Kasozi, both from SC Villa late last month.The two are expected to make their competitive debuts for Mike Mutebi’s side on Saturday along with Sulaiman Mutyaba who was signed as a free agent in May.For Bul, having seen Kefa Kisala depart for Express FC last month, U17 National team coach Peter Onen is expected to try and prove his worth in the dugout for the Jinja based side and how better to do exactly that than getting a result against arguably the best side in the country at the moment.KCCA Fc hosted Bul in the second last games of last season with the Kasasiro Boys requiring a late Derrick Nsibambi header to win 2-1.The hosts go into the game having won all their last four competitive fixtures against BUL with an aggregate score of 10 whilst conceding only three goals.Bul has only ever defeated KCCA on two occasions in their 14 competitive meetings (D5 L7).Their only win away to KCCA came in a league fixture back in March 2016 when a Milton Karisa second half goal secured the Jinja based side a 1-0 victory. Since then, they have lost all the two proceeding fixtures-scoring only a single goal.The other Pilsner-FUFA Super 8 fixtures:-SC Villa Jogoo Vs Police FC-Ndejje University Vs Onduparaka-Kirinya Vs Nyamityobora FCComments last_img read more