Valedictorian prescribes ‘God’s medication’ to colleagues

first_img Share Share 1296 Views   no discussions Valedictorian, Ndausung Effiong UdongwoStudents of the All Saints University School of Medicine have been advised to include God in their lives in order to become successful doctors.Valedictorian Ndausung Effiong Udongwo offered ‘God’s medication’ to his colleagues during the University’s 21st White Coat ceremony on April 12, 2014. Udongwo copped the awards for best student with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and 15 A’s. He was also awarded the First Clinical Tertiary Scholarship.He was among twenty-three (23) students from around the globe who received their white coats signaling their transition from preclinical studies to clinical health sciences.“If you must excel…the way forward is God; God is the first, God is the last, God is the biggest, God is the greatest, God is the strongest”.He advised that God holds the key to unlock every door, including the door to their future and their destiny.“If you want to make it, if you want to excel, progress and if you want to be the impact in your generation, the only thing I would prescribe for you is the God medicine,” he said.Dominican Ray Kenrick James receiving his white coat on Saturday.Udongwo reminded his colleagues that they should not forget the All Saints University that made “us who we are today”.“A foolish man will climb up the wall and kick away the ladder that helped him climb but a wise man will hold to himself everything that helped him move to the next level”.“In our journey in life, let us not forget the institution that made us who we are, let us not forget our alma mater- All Saints University School of Medicine,” he said.The second faculty Clinical Tertiary Scholarship Award went to Osara Malalasekara, who earned a 3.87 GPA while the Ravimali Kolonna GPA copped the John Fabien Clinical Scholarship Award with a 3.73 GPA.Dean of the University, Dr. John Klir, who noted that the process to select the top four positions was a “very high competition”, warned the students to remain steadfast and focused.“Do not make a mistake to think that after completing your last examination of your medical training you will never again have to open books and study”.“As medical professionals, you will continuously have to absorb new knowledge in order to keep up to date with the multiple advances and medical developments of medical science,” Dr. Klir said.Five Dominicans were among the twenty-three students who received their white coats at Saturday’s ceremony.They are Juanita Currissa Ferreira daughter of Dr. Curvin Ferreira, Josephine Christiana Francis, Ray Kenrick James, Verna Alfred and Nesa Vidal-Wade.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Valedictorian prescribes ‘God’s medication’ to colleagues by: – April 14, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

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Was Kimbo Slice really a legend?

first_img Vince McKee Kimbo Slice has passed away, but did he really have a legacy to be remembered for? That’s up to you, but let’s take a brief trip down a statically memory lane that may be provide a better answer on the “legacy” of Kimbo Slice.It is no secret he built his initial fame with You Tube Videos of backyard brawls with random people. None who were professionals in MMA or that anyone had even heard of. The videos became a viral hit and he was offered a fighting contract with the struggling Elite XC.His first fight was against never heard of before or again Bo Cantrell in which Slice won in 19 seconds. Up next was legendary slugger but well past his prime Tank Abbott, that match provided a slugfest as promised that Slice walked away with the victory.His first fight against a real MMA fighter provided a much different story however as he took on wily veteran James Thompson who took Kimbo to the limit and appeared to be winning on points until a last second knockout saved the legacy of Slice, for that day at least.The legend of Kimbo Slice finally fell apart on October 4, 2008 when his scheduled match against Ken Shamrock was switched at the last second, and instead he had to fight Seth Petruzelli. It took the UFC veteran and actually trained MMA Fighter Petruzelli only 14 seconds to end the mirage of Slice with a crushing knockout that left Slice in the ring crying.That should have been it right there, case closed, but in the fight game there is always a chance to make money off of anyone who has had a “name” in the sport. Dana White seized that chance and let Slice on the Ultimate fighter where he promptly lost his one and only match to Roy Nelson by ref stoppage. Once again, that should have been it, but they allowed Kimbo to fight on the Season Finale where he took on Houston Alexander. In a joke of a fight,Alexander ran around the cage for three rounds before losing on a boring decision to Slice.This made Slice’s record a bloated 4-1, despite losing to Nelson in an “exhibition” and really only fighting two true competitors in Petruzelli and Thompson. If anything his record should have been 1-2. His UFC career came to a merciful end at UFC 113 when rookie to the sport, Matt Mitrione knocked him out of the UFC for good in just under two rounds.It would be five years before Slice tried his hand at MMA again in Bellator, almost losing to Ken Shamrock before punching the old man in the face for the victory. Then him and Dada 5000 put on the worst match in MMA history as they both nearly collapsed in the ring after one round from exhaustion.I love MMA, I have seen this sport grow leaps and bounds in the last 25 years. I pray that Jokes like Slice are no longer permitted to fight and they continue to let the sport I love, grow without novelty acts.Rip Kimbo Slice, I respect you as a man, and a fighter both, as I would respect any man brave enough to get in the cage. However, MMA will go on, as we have not lost one of the greats.You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthor Related TopicsKen ShamrockKimbo SliceLegendMMAlast_img read more

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Ternyata! Penggunaan Garbarata Penuh Perhitungan dan Terjadwal

first_imgSumber: istimewa Walaupun kerap kali terlihat mejeng di area bandara, namun tidak jarang juga kita melihat tangga penghubung ruang tunggu dan pintu pesawat ini tak digunakan. Ya, garbarata memang tidak melulu digunakan oleh pihak bandara sebagai media untuk memasukkan penumpang ke dalam pesawat. Jika tidak selalu digunakan, lalu kapan salah satu infrastuktur tambahan yang menandakan kemajuan suatu bandara ini dipakai? Apakah hanya orang-orang penting saja yang diperbolehkan untuk menggunakannya?Baca Juga: ST Engineering Kembangkan Sistem Garbarata OtomatisSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai sumber, mantan Public Relation Manager Angkasa Pura II, Chaerul Anwar mengatakan bahwa jarangnya penggunaan garbarata ini dikarenakan oleh keterbatasan parking stand. Tidak hanya itu, Chaerul juga menambahkan bahwa setiap maskapai memiliki jadwalnya sendiri untuk menggunakan fasilitas pelengkap penerbangan tersebut. “Misalnya di Soekarno Hatta, garbarata sudah terjadwal untuk pesawat domestik maupun mancanegara. Ketika garbarata itu kosong tidak digunakan, pasti dalam waktu dekat ada pesawat lain akan datang menggunakan gabarata yang telah dijadwalkan,” ungkap Chaerul, dikutip dari laman NationalGeographic.co.id. Dengan kata lain, penggunaan garbarata tidak bisa sembarangan karena dikhawatirkan akan mengganggu operasional di lapangan.Kehadirannya jelas berpengaruh kepada kenyamanan dan pelayanan kepada para penumpang. Tentu penumpang akan merasa lebih nyaman menggunakan garbarata ketimbang harus turun menuju tarmac lalu diantarkan menggunakan bus ke pintu pesawat. “Kita tetap usahakan untuk kenyamanan penumpang. Walaupun tak dapat garbarata, tetap disediakan bus untuk ke pesawat,” sambungnya, dilansir dari sumber berbeda.Selain memberikan kenyamanan lebih kepada para penumpang, hadrinya garbarata juga dapat menanggulangi cuaca buruk yang sedang terjadi di luar sana. Dapat dibayangkan jika kondisi cuaca sedang hujan besar dan tidak ada garbarata yang dapat menyambungkan ruang tunggu penumpang dan pintu pesawat, tentu penumpang akan menggunakan payung menuju atau dari pintu pesawat. Tidak menutup kemungkinan contoh kasus seperti ini akan berimbas buruk pada pencitraan bandara bersangkutan.Dalam kasus penggunaan garbarata ini, pihak Angkasa Pura I dan II selaku operator bandara di Indonesia memegang andil besar dalam menentukan jadwal penggunaan garbarata. Pertama, pihak Angkasa Pura akan menerima jadwal penerbangan dari seluruh maskapai yang ada di suatu bandara, lalu mereka akan menentukan parking stand dan maskapai mana saja yang dapat menggunakan fasilitas garbarata ini.Baca Juga: Ceroboh, Pramugari Ini Jatuh ke Tarmak dan Alami Patah TulangChaerul melanjutkan bahwa peraturan tentang penggunaan garbarata ini tidak hanya berlaku di Indonesia saja, melainkan di seluruh dunia.Seperti yang pernah diberitakan sebelumnya, penggunaan garbarata pun tidak bisa sembarangan, karena ukuran dan letak pintu setiap pesawat berbeda-beda. “Jika jembatan penyebrangan penumpang (garbarata) tidak dipasang dengan benar, dikhawatirkan akan mengganggu jadwal penerbangan, dan kemungkinan terburuknya adalah bisa menyebabkan kecelakaan yang merusak pesawat,” ungkap Direktur ST Engineering – NTU Corporate Lab., Paul Tan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDuel Garbarata dan Tangga Manual: Siapa Yang Akan Menang?22/12/2017In “Bandara”ST Engineering Kembangkan Sistem Garbarata Otomatis20/07/2017In “Bandara”’Raja Garbarata’ Indonesia Menangkan Tender Pengadaan di Bandara Don Mueang Thailand31/10/2019In “Bandara”last_img read more

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USC rides deep bench to Elite Eight

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:eb909b6041475c75886d3c99 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-324668-4140078810001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Two-time Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Tiffany Mitchell scored the winning basket with 4.2 seconds remaining.“Coach Staley drew up a play to kind of run down and take the last shot,” said Mitchell. “I think I kind of shot too early because they still had another possession…I just saw how the defense was playing and just drove it to the basket.”Alaina Coates also had a stellar performance against a very physical Tar Heel team, scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.She also made 10 of 10 free throws.Coates continued a trend of playing at a higher level during the postseason.“Tournament time is just a different time for me,” said Coates. “I just wanted to come out and make a greater impact during this particular season that I did during the regular season. I feel I could have done better and I just want to take this time to put it out there and show what I can do.”On a night when stalwarts Aleighsa Welch, Sessions and Asia Dozier didn’t have their normal outings, others stepped up. Session ID: 2020-09-19:e7b3e0fc952ba3736db55782 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-710116-4140029533001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.GREENSBORO, N.C. – “We’re happy, but we’re not finished.”Those words, although spoken by South Carolina junior point guard Khadijah Sessions, were the mantra of the Gamecocks women’s basketball team following Friday’s last-second 67-65 win over North Carolina.The victory put USC in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2002.The Gamecocks claimed the victory the way it has so many other times this season with a strong effort from two standout players, coupled with clutch performances from a few who are forced to wait their turn to shine.“South Carolina is a really talented team,” said UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell. “They just keep running players off that bench at you. They just keep coming. They have players on their bench that would start for any other NCAA Division 1 team.“I thought we handled it well, but it can wear a team down.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND South Carolina forward Aleighsa Welch (24) and guard Olivia Gaines (2) celebrate as time expires in the Gamecocks 67-65 win over North Carolina in the 3rd round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.Even freshman sensation A’ja Wilson played only 10 minutes due mostly to foul trouble. She finished with four points, grabbed two rebounds and blocked two shots.Tina Roy played 29 minutes, significantly more than any game this season and only two less than the high of 31 she set as a freshman. She made 4 of 8 3-point attempts, including two clutch shots down the stretch when the Tar Heels were on the verge of seizing control.“Being a shooter, they say don’t stop shooting,” said Roy, who also did a solid job running the point. “I just keep shooting…My team having faith in me and trusting in me to shoot those shots and even coach having me shoot the ball.”“She was huge,” Staley said of Roy. “I thought she ran our team extremely well. It’s something she has done for many years…Thankfully she made some shots when we needed to make shots.Staley also inserted reserve guard Olivia Gaines into the game late in an attempt to give her squad added defense and life.What she got, however, was a clutch baseline 3-point shot that hit the side of the rim, banked high off the backboard and dropped in the hoop to tie the game at 63 with 1:01 left to play.“God is good. God is really good,” said Gaines. “That’s all I can really say.”The Gamecocks came down to earth quickly following the game as they watched Florida State claim a 66-65 win over Arizona State.Despite the close call, Staley is convinced the Gamecocks will play better against the Seminoles.“We certainly enjoyed winning (Friday) night, but we have to turn the page and move forward,” said Staley. “If you stay too long on enjoying something, I think you can lose sight of the task at hand.“That really hasn’t been a mark of this team. We’ve been able to turn the page and focus in on the task at hand and, right now, it’s Florida State.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:7e6b75b72bc7b254c6393adc Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-887176-4139576924001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.last_img read more

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Sub-varsity football: Haughton edges Southwood in freshman game

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Cricket News Under 19 World Cup: Bangladesh Have Golden Chance To Erase Years Of False Dawns

first_imgNew Delhi: When Akbar Ali slogged Beckham Wheeler-Greenall straight down the ground for a boundary, the jubilation of the Bangladesh cricket team at Potchefstroom was a sight to behold. The boys danced, chants of ‘Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Bangladesh’reverberated around Senwes Park. A promise 35 years in the making and 49 years ever since they became an independent nation was now one step closer to fruitition. For the first time in history, Bangladesh had entered the final of the Under-19 World Cup. From the time they started playing cricket in 1985, in their very first game against Pakistan in Moratuwa, their journey has encapsulated plenty of downs and some highs.From Tyronne Fernando to Senwes Park, the Bangladesh Under-19 boys have a chance to create history and erase so many of the false dawns that has plagued the cricketing side. When Bangladesh first played in 1985, it took them close to 12 years to win their first cricket game and it was against Kenya at the Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium. They would only win overseas in 2003 and that too against a Zimbabwe side that were on their way to losing key players during the Robert Mugabe regime.Their first win against a major team would come against India when they won by 15 runs on December 26, 2004. They had been promoted the elite list of Test playing nations four years earlier at the start of the new millennium. They won a match against Australia in Cardiff and the cricketing reaction was like an Earthquake measuring 10 on the Richter scale. Despite all this, Bangladesh did not set the world alight. For many years, Bangladesh consistently lost against top teams. Statistics would often refer to achievements by them only as a footnote.The exploits against Bangladesh would inflate a player’s record and thus for geting the right picture of number, the stats against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe would be excluded. Although they won their first Test series in 2004 against Zimbabwe, they struggled against top teams. At the end of the first decade, they managed to beat the West Indies in the Caribbean but that was against a Windies team who were missing their top players due to a contract dispute. In the broader picture, there was nothing to show for Bangladesh in the cricketing world.Finals Heartbreak, Taking Significant StridesWith Bangladesh continuing to be the patricians of world cricket, the talk was taking Bangladesh into the cricketing elite circle was a big mistake. They had been defeating top opponents, but consistently, they were underperforming at the Test level and in ICC tournaments. In 2012, Bangladesh went a long way in dispelling the notion that they were minnows. They spoiled Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century and defeated a strong Sri Lanka side to enter the final of the Asia Cup where they tragically lost by two runs to Pakistan. The tears that flowed in Mirpur was indicative of how badly Bangladesh wanted to make a mark.Bangladesh have lost in two finals heading into the Under-19 World Cup while the senior team has suffered plenty of heartbreaks. (Image credit: Getty Images)In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh finally stepped up into the league of top nations when they knocked England out of the tournament in Adelaide to enter the quarterfinal of the World Cup for the first time. In the last eight, they were undone by a contentious no-ball and Rohit Sharma’s century as they were eliminated but the passion from the Bangladesh fans showed that now had the will to do well everytime.Bangladesh went on to create history by winning a bilateral ODI series against India in 2015 and it was in the midst of a glorious streak where they won series against Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. They also reached the final of the Asia Cup and in the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tournaments but each time, they would suffer heartbreak against India. Even in the 2018 Asia Cup, India denied them a chance to secure the trophy as they lost on the last ball.Chance For Redemption?In the tri-nation Under-19 tournament, Bangladesh were beaten in the final by India. In the Under-19 Asia Cup, they could not chase 107 as they lost by five runs with Atharva Ankolekar taking five wickets. Bangladesh have been hurt by India in many tournaments since 2016. Each time when Bangladesh think they have a chance of a golden title, the dream was brutally shattered by India. On February 9, Bangladesh have a golden chance to undo years of pain.Defeating this current Indian cricket team under Priyam Garg will be a monumental task. They have players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra, Ravi Bishnoi and Divyansh Saxena who display a level of confidence and maturity that belies their years. The bowling and batting in the ongoing tournament has been sublime from India while Bangladesh have also shown spark of brilliance.Also Read | India vs Bangladesh Under-19 World Cup Final: Live Streaming, Preview, Prediction, Weather And Playing 11If Bangladesh do upset India, then February 9 will join a list of golden dates for Bangladesh which will include March 26, 1971, March 31, 1986, November 10, 2000 as definitive turning points in the history of the country. For all the players strikes of the previous year, the finals losses, the lack of infrastructure in their cricket, for all the brickbats received in two decades for not competing consistently with the top teams, a win on February 9 will erase all the pains the senior national team underwent. The boys of Bangladesh have the potential to help the cricket in their country traverse a different course should they secure glory in Potchefstroom. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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South Africa Mission warns of visa fraudsters ahead of Cup Tournament

first_imgThe South African High Commission in Ghana is cautioning fans who want to be at next year’s World Cup Tournament of visa fraudsters.The High Commission says it has received information about some persons engaged in visa racketeering and providing false documents to support applications.The High Commission’s First Secretary in Charge of Immigration and Civic Affairs, Tshamano Gerson Muti, said applicants must deal directly with the mission to avoid been swindled.Mr Muti was speaking to Joy News about the mission’s preparations ahead of the football tournament in South Africa.“No one other than an advocate or an immigration practitioner may conduct the trade of representing another person in the processing of visa application,” Mr Muti stressed.“Everybody must come, even the traveling agents that we have meetings with them.” He also debunked suggestions that the mission will issue a specific number of visas to applicants from Ghana.Source: Myjoyonline.comlast_img read more

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Liverpool takeover completed by US company NESV

first_imgUS company New England Sports Ventures, owner of the Boston Red Sox, has completed its takeover of Liverpool FC.The move comes after former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett removed the temporary restraining order blocking the £300m sale on Friday morning.“I am proud and humbled,” said NESV head John W Henry. “I can’t tell you how happy I am. We’re here to win.”Hicks and Gillett may now take legal action in England to secure damages after dropping a claim lodged in Texas.The claim in the Dallas court was for £1bn in damages, with the American pair claiming the deal was “illegal” and an “extraordinary swindle”.“We believe that once the English court finally has a chance to hear all the facts, a very different picture will be painted,” said a statement from law firm Fish & Richardson attorney Tom Melsheimer. Still, there was an air of relief as news of NESV’s completed purchase emerged – a move that will allow major creditors Royal Bank of Scotland to be paid the £237m it is owed on Friday.A club statement revealed: “The transaction values the club at £300m and eliminates all of the acquisition debt placed on LFC by its previous owners, reducing the club’s debt servicing obligations from £25m-£30m a year to £2m-£3m.”That, in turn, means Liverpool’s holding company is unlikely now to be put into administration, a move which could have resulted in a nine-point penalty in the Premier League.Henry, facing a media scrum inside the law offices of Slaughter and May in central London, added: “We’re going to do a lot of listening, we have a lot to learn, and we’ll walk this path together [with the fans].“We regard our role as that of stewards for the club with a primary focus on returning the club to greatness on and off the field for the long-term. “We are committed first and foremost to winning. We have a history of winning, and we want Liverpool supporters to know that this approach is what we intend to bring to this great club.”Chairman Martin Broughton – who revealed he would fulfill “a transitional role while John works out how to run the club” in the foreseeable future – added in a statement: “I am delighted that we have been able to successfully conclude the sale process which has been thorough and extensive.“The board decided to accept NESV’s offer on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a new owner. NESV is buying Liverpool in order to put it on an excellent financial footing and continue to develop it internationally.“This is a good deal which comprehensively resolves the pressing issue of the club’s debt and should give staff, players and fans great confidence regarding the future of Liverpool FC.”Former owners Hicks and Gillett had earlier lifted the restraining order blocking the club’s sale earlier on Friday, but not so that the current board could complete a deal with NESV. Hicks was believed to be negotiating the sale of his shares with US hedge fund Mill Financial, who already own Gillett’s shares after he defaulted on a £75m loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland in August.But the Premier League rejected Mill’s requests to undergo a fit and proper person test on Thursday, saying it could only negotiate with the Liverpool board.The board – comprising Broughton, managing director Christian Purslow and commercial director Ian Ayre as well as Hicks and Gillett – had already accepted a bid from NESV by three votes to two for them to become the club’s new owners.Hicks and Gillett, who gave up hope of holding on to Liverpool at a court in Dallas on Friday, could now bring their legal fight to the High Court in London.Steve Stodghill, the Texas lawyer representing Hicks and Gillett, added: “This outcome not only devalues the club but it also will result in long-term uncertainty for the fans, players and everyone who loves this sport because all legal recourses will be pursued. “Mr Hicks and Mr Gillett pledged to pay the debt to RBS so that the club could avoid administration that was threatened by RBS. That offer was rejected.“It is a tragic development that others will claim as a victory. This means it won’t be resolved the way it should be resolved.“My clients worked tirelessly to resolve these issues but RBS would not listen to any reasonable solution and the directors acted selfishly and illegally. Mr Hicks and Mr Gillett wanted to position this club for the future, but others have a different agenda.“In truth, there is nothing positive from these events for Liverpool Football Club. That is exactly the opposite of what my clients wanted to achieve.”The Royal Bank of Scotland, however, vowed to “vigorously oppose” any attempts made to sue, saying in a statement: “RBS is pleased the sale of LFC to NESV has been completed. “We are confident this will provide the foundation for the club and its fans to enjoy renewed success on and off the pitch.“RBS is aware of reports that Mr Hicks and Mr Gillett may intend to pursue further litigation in relation… the English courts have described claims made to date as “not realistic and abusive”. Any further claims against RBS will be vigorously opposed.”Hicks and Gillett have continuously sought to prevent the purchase of the club they bought in 2007 for £174m, holding the view that Liverpool is worth much more than the £300m NESV offered.It looked as though the prospect of it going down to a final day on Friday might be avoided after the latest High Court ruling on Thursday when Mr Justice Floyd issued an anti-suit injunction that rendered Hicks and Gillett’s temporary restraining order, which they put in place to try and prevent a sale taking place, ineffective.But Hicks and Gillett eventually withdrew their restraining order on Friday morning as it became clear Mill Financial would not be able to become Liverpool’s new owners. Liverpool, who face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, are in the bottom three in the Premier League table after picking up only six points from their opening seven games.Credit: BBClast_img read more

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Two Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed Cosby was guilty on two counts. On a third count, only one of the jurors believed he was guilty.The final votes on the first of the three counts was 10 to two to find Cosby guilty of digitally penetrating accuser Andrea Constand without her consent, the juror said.On the second count, that she was unconscious or unaware during the incident, the juror said the vote was 11 to one to acquit.On the third count, that the alleged assault occurred after Cosby gave Constand drugs or intoxicants without her knowledge, substantially impairing her for the purpose of preventing her resistance, the jury was deadlocked at 10 to two, in favor of a guilty verdict, according to the juror, who agreed to speak to ABC News  on the condition of anonymity.Cosby had been charged in 2015 with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from a 2004 incident involving Constand at his home in Pennsylvania.Constand testified during the trial that the comedian gave her a drug that rendered her incapable of stopping his alleged assault, though she said she tried. Though Cosby did not take the stand, he said in a decade-old deposition that he gave Benadryl to Constand to “relax” her, and then the two had a consensual sexual encounter. He pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, and denied wrongdoing in other accusations made against him.District Attorney Kevin Steele has said that he plans to retry the case.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Grand Forks Wolves sweep past LVR Bombers

first_imgLVR rallied back, but Grand Forks outscored LVR 52-31 to win the game handily.Kiyomi Dunnet led Grand Forks with 19 points while Meagan Gonman added 17. Maddy Bonikowsky had 15 points to lead LVR. Naia Arensio added eight while Zoe Baxter had four.In Grand Forks, the Junior Wolves broke open a close game a halftime by outscoring LVR 33-18 in the second half.Maddox Hampf paced the Wolves attack with 17 points while Matt Stewart had nine. For LVR, Quinn Kilpatrick had 10 points with Mika Whitefield adding nine and Lucas Driedger eight.In the Senior Boys contest, a 43-30 second half run was enough to power the Wolves past the Bombers.Matti Erickson was the top scorer for LVR with 12 points while Mateo Kataoka had 11 and Johnny Michalchuk eight.The Senior Bombers return to action Friday, traveling to Osoyoos to participate in the Desert Classic. Wednesday, the Junior and Senior Bombers travel to Salmo to meet the Falcons in boys action. Grand Forks Wolves took turns taking a bite out of the L.V. Rogers Bombers teams on the hardwood.The Wolves won three consecutive games over the Bombers during the past two days, the latest coming Thursday at the Hangar when Grand Forks rocked LVR 70-33 in West Kootenay High School Girls’ Basketball action.Wednesday, in the Boundary City, the Wolves swept LVR in a pair of boys’ games. Grand Forks blasted the Bombers 57-39 in Junior Boys play before the Wolves took care of LVR in 77-61 in Senior Boys action. Thursday at the Hangar, Grand Forks used a full-court press to rattle the Bombers early and build a 28-6 advantage by the first quarter break.last_img read more

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