Safety Training

first_imgEmployee safety is a priority for most business owners, but time constraints, as well as language barriers, can make safety training more challenging for employees in Georgia’s green industry. To improve safety in Georgia’s landscape and tree care industries, the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture developed a training program that fits company schedules and uses materials designed for both English- and Spanish-speaking employees.From 2012 to 2016, 64 people employed in the landscape industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi died as a result of workplace injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2016, the Tree Care Industry Association reported 153 incidents, 92 of which were fatal.Since 2004, the center, based on the UGA Griffin campus, has received five Susan Harwood Training Grants from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Harwood grants fund education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.“OSHA was struggling to find people to teach safety trainings in the landscape field,” said Alfredo Martinez, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences plant pathologist who led the team that originally organized the training project. “Business owners are fined by OSHA when there is a safety incident and they have to pay the worker’s medical bills. They also experience a loss of time while the worker recuperates.”Martinez said that the success of the UGA training program is tied to business owners seeing the value of educating their workers and building a reputation of being prevention-minded.Using the OSHA funds, UGA experts prepared and delivered two- to six-hour safety training sessions. To date, these programs have reached more than 4,000 workers.“Three-fourths of this workforce is Hispanic, so our priority has been to equip them. They are the backbone of this industry,” Martinez said.Early on, the UGA training sessions focused on reducing equipment- and driving-related injuries and the misuse of pesticides. The trainings have since progressed to include safe use of tree care equipment, like chainsaws.“Many tree care and landscape employees are temporary, seasonal workers. The workload is often heavy and these employees are busy, which can make it difficult for companies to get these employees safety training,” said Ellen Bauske, a program specialist with the center who now leads the project.The UGA team hired instructors from North American Training Solutions to teach aspects of the safety training.“We learned early on that tree care employees want to learn from someone who has run a saw for a living, not a UGA Extension employee,” Bauske said. “Of course, this makes the classes more effective because the workers are open to learning from their peers.” The UGA team developed “picture-rich” training materials, hands-on lessons and easy-to-read bilingual manuals.“These employees are quick studies, but they don’t like to read and study a textbook. They want to see it, touch it and do it to learn,” she said. “And we have to take the classes to them.” Bauske says business owners support the training program, which is evident in the fact that employees attend classes during working hours while they are on the clock. Most of the companies who work with UGA for training purposes are small to midsized businesses. Larger companies employ their own training staffs, she said.Workers aren’t the only ones who benefit from the UGA safety training sessions. Company owners are also trained. Newsletters with tips on chainsaw safety, traffic safety, personal protective equipment and more are also available for landscape business owners.“The information in the newsletter is designed to be easy to share with the workers during a morning tailgate meeting,” Bauske said.With the OSHA grant completed, the UGA trainings are now available online at no cost at Spanish and English versions of the “Safety for Hispanic Landscape Workers” manual are also available for purchase on the site.last_img read more

329 trainees graduate from Skills Training Program in Dominica

first_img 111 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share LocalNews 329 trainees graduate from Skills Training Program in Dominica by: – December 15, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Graduates at the 38th Skills Training Programe Graduation ceremony on Wednesday.Three hundred and twenty-nine (329) trainees; two hundred and forty-eight (248) females and eighty-nine (89) males, have graduated from the Youth Development Division’s 39th Skills Training Program graduation ceremony on Wednesday.The Skills Training Program is an initiative of the Youth Development Division where they endeavor to train young people in various technical subject areas including Computer Literacy, Computer Maintenance, Hospitality Arts, Bartending/Waiting, Auto Mechanic, Barbering and Electrical Wiring.At Wednesday’s graduation ceremony, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Mrs Justina Charles noted that training is an expensive venture while urging the graduates not to allow the investment which the government has made go to waste.Hon. Justina Charles : “training is an expensive undertaking”“Training is an expensive undertaking and for this training cycle government has invested from September 2010 to August 2011 a total of $265, 025. 54. This money was used to cover the expense for our instructors’ salaries, training materials and tools and trainees stipend. This is an investment in not only one aspect of youth development and I strongly urge you the graduates; please do not allow that investment to go to waste.”The Minister also commended the efforts of the graduates who together contributed over $60, 000.00 to the program.“I am also aware that some of you have contributed to the sustainability of the Computer Literacy Module from your financial contribution of $62, 233.20. This amount represents the contribution by those who were able while many others were exempted from making this contribution for one reason or another.”Hon. Norris Prevost: “you are really responsible for your development”“Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau North Constituency Norris Prevost congratulated and encouraged the graduates to become entrepreneurs and become involved in the cooperative movement bearing in mind that the year 2012 has been declared International Year of the Cooperatives by the United Nations.“The cooperative values for example emphasize self help which is really looking at what you have as a group not just as one person and looking to see how you can use what you have to produce for you to create employment for yourselves. Other principles of the cooperatives refer to self-responsibility and this has to be emphasized; you are really responsible for your development. You have taken the step to come forward, begin your training and you have demonstrated that you have taken your responsibility. You need to continue to build on this self-responsibility and one of the ways is to look to see whether some of us who are graduating form ourselves into a cooperative.”Mr Prevost further highlighted some ethical values; honesty, member education, openness and transparency, which he says can assist the graduates as they develop.Meantime two of the graduates; Shara Walsh and Garreth Greenaway gave their impression of the Skills Training Program, indicating their gratitude to the Youth Division and instructors for such a wonderful program which contributes to transforming the lives of young people on the island.Graduates from the Dominica State’s Prison Automechanics and Barbering Courses receiving their certificates from Hon. Justina CharlesIn related news, thirteen (13) of the graduates are currently inmates at the Dominica State Prison and were allowed to attend the ceremony to accept their certificates.Two of the courses; Auto Mechanic and Barbering, were lectured at the prison by Mr Lennox Winston and Mr Eustache Robinson respectively during the period May 16th, 2011 to August 26th, 2011.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Red hot favourite cruises to Clonmel win

first_imgThe opening race has been won by the Willie Mullins trained 8/13 favourite Bello Conti. The Willie Mullins trained mare romped home to take the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Hurdle at Powerstown Park.The 1/16 favourite won by 3 lengths under jockey Ruby Walsh.Having been called off twice already due to weather conditions this afternoons meeting has been reduced to 5 hurdle races as the Steeplechase course is waterlogged in places.last_img

Rory McIlroy hits back after accused of being ‘bored’ by Steve Elkington

first_imgRory McIlroy and Steve Elkington engaged in a social media spat after the Australian took a potshot at the world number two who missed the cut at the U.S. Open on Friday.Elkington, the 1995 PGA Championship winner, suggested that McIlroy had lost interest in adding to his collection of four major championships.”Rory is so bored playiing golf…without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank,” Elkington wrote on Twitter.”Nobody more gifted than Rory… Hes so bored playing golf on tour,” Texas-based Australian Elkington wrote in a separate tweet.McIlroy was not amused.”More like 200mil… not bad for a ‘bored’ 28 year old… plenty more where that came from,” replied the Northern Irishman.Elkington said Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, to which McIlroy called out the Australian’s spelling and wrote “That’s why jack designed 100’s of golf courses… and it’s knew… mustn’t have taught grammar in the 50’s.”The exchange came after McIlroy struggled to avoid the brutal Erin Hills rough in a shocking first-round 78 en route to an early exit from the year’s second major.For the first time since 1974, four players head into the weekend tied atop the leaderboard, with Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman and English duo Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood locked at seven-under 137.That foursome does not quite roll off the tongue like the 1974 gang of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and eventual winner Hale Irwin, but nevertheless.Rain started falling a couple of hours after the end of the second round on Friday night, and with thunderstorms likely on Saturday afternoon, chances are the course will not be firm and fiery.advertisementThe wind is also forecast to be light all day, so birdies should again be plentiful.But the long fescue rough remains a severe punishment for wildly inaccuracy, so precision off the tee will remain of paramount importance, no matter what the conditions.Webb Simpson, the 2012 champion, and fellow American Tyler Light will be the Saturday dew sweepers, teeing off at 8.26 a.m. Central (1336 GMT), with the final pairing of Casey and Harman out at 2.29 p.m. Central (1929 GMT).last_img read more

For Ohio State mens club rugby brotherhood leads to success

OSU fullback Ronan Forrestal during a game against Wisconsin on Oct. 24. Credit: Courtesy of GJ HildebrandtFor the second year in a row, the Ohio State men’s club rugby team is preparing to play in the Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference Championships on Saturday.A tight race for the top two spots in the conference came to a close Saturday when the Buckeyes narrowly defeated Michigan 35-31 to solidify their opportunity to play for the conference title.Senior flanker and co-president of the rugby club Jake Berlin said the final minutes of the game against Michigan were a culmination of the squad’s season.“In the final seconds, your position on the field didn’t matter; it was all about grabbing the man next to you and doing whatever you could to crush that seed of doubt and prevent Michigan from crossing that line,” Berlin said. “Everything we worked toward came together in those final seconds.”Last season, the Buckeyes fell short in the championship game against Wisconsin, but this year the team feels stronger and better prepared after instituting a tougher practice schedule and 6 a.m. workouts three days a week.“Last year, I’d say we wanted to have the focus of being out here and being competitive, but it wasn’t there. This year it’s incredible,” sophomore lock and co-president Nathan Grose said. “Doing that stuff just brought everyone together, you show up at 6 a.m. and yeah it sucks, but it sucks with everyone else. We know we’re all getting better.”Berlin said he’s seen the work ethic of the program grow over time.“I can say right now the team is probably closer than it’s ever been in my four years, there’s kind of this old rugby culture that was around before I came in. It was a lot about more fun than actually working hard,” Berlin said. “I think myself and the captains have kind of gotten rid of that and started a culture that’s ‘work hard, play hard.’”Coach Ron Bowers, who played rugby at OSU from 1987-1991, said he is impressed with how the level of collegiate rugby has risen both since his playing days and over the last few years.“There are bigger, faster, stronger athletes,” Bowers said. “In Ohio now, there’s a lot more high school rugby, so they’re coming to us with three or four years of experience already, which makes a huge difference.”Despite the rise of high school rugby, many of those athletes got their starts playing football in high school, including senior 8-man/flanker and captain Santino Cua.“In high school I kind of wanted to play collegiate football and thought rugby would be a good way to hone in my skills. But I fell in love with the sport and chose to play it over collegiate football,” Cua said.While rugby is growing — plans for the first professional league in North America were announced Monday — it remains a relatively unknown sport in the U.S. However, Grose said those who start with it usually stick with it.“In high school, you see guys quit football to play rugby, but nobody ever quit rugby to play another sport,” Grose said. “I decided to try it out here, and I fell in love with it, fell in love with the team and it’s been awesome.”Cua said the team’s camaraderie and passion for the sport and team were the keys against Michigan and will be the keys moving forward.“The win over Michigan only happened because we had 15 guys who refused to let their brothers down. The bond amongst our players proved stronger than Michigan on Saturday,” Cua said. “It is one of those intangible characteristics that define a championship team, which is exactly what we plan to be come Saturday afternoon.”The Buckeyes are set to take on the Indiana Hoosiers for the Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference Championships on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Rockford, Illinois. read more

Ohio State Oregon agree to homeandhome series in 2020 2021

Chalk up another rematch for the Ohio State football team. Almost two weeks after finalizing an agreement to play Texas in the coming years, the Buckeyes secured another home-and-home series with Oregon for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the athletic department announced Tuesday. “Oregon has developed into one of the premier football programs in the (Football Bowl Subdivision),” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a released statement. “We are excited to add them to our future slate of games.” The Buckeyes are slated to travel to Eugene, Ore., for a Sept. 12, 2020, contest before hosting Oregon on Sept. 11, 2021, in Columbus. Ducks’ athletics director Rob Mullens said OSU “provides another major conference opponent” for the future. “The Pac-12 and Big Ten have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, so the opportunity to add another Big Ten opponent was attractive, Mullens said in a released statement. “We have two of the most passionate fan bases in college football and the atmosphere at both Ohio Stadium and Autzen Stadium are among the best in college football.” Oregon football coach Chip Kelly said he shares a similar mindset. “This will be a great opportunity for our fans to be a part of an intersectional battle that has not taken place in Eugene very often,” Kelly said in a released statement. “I’ve always been a proponent of playing the highest level of competition possible. I’m a firm believer that you make yourself better when pushed by the level of your competition.” While the teams have only met eight times, it’s been less than three years since OSU defeated the Ducks in the 2010 Rose Bowl, 26-17. In fact, the Buckeyes are 8-0 against Oregon all-time. On Oct. 10, OSU and Texas agreed to play in Austin in 2022 and Columbus in 2023. The contest against the Longhorns is the first since the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, which saw Texas top OSU, 24-21. The Buckeyes announced the completion of their non-conference schedule for 2016 season Tuesday after home games against Tulsa on Sept. 10 and Central Michigan on Sept. 24 were finalized. Rounding out the Buckeyes’ non-conference schedule that year will be Bowling Green (Sept. 3) and Oklahoma (Sept. 17). read more

Baseball Former bigleaguer Matt Angle returns to roots to help coach Ohio

Former Ohio State and Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Matt Angle (38) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a lead off home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander during the first-inning at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Sept. 24, 2011. Credit: Courtesy of TNSEvery kid playing catch in the backyard with his or her father dreams about the chance to make it to the big leagues.For most, those hopeful thoughts are virtually unattainable.But there are some who make it.Former Ohio State outfielder Matt Angle was able to achieve that goal. He spent three years playing at the school of his dreams, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and debuted with the team in 2011, becoming the first OSU outfielder since Nick Swisher to reach the majors.But for Angle, the dream he was living started well before he was drafted.Growing up in a suburban community in Whitehall, Ohio — a small city east of Columbus — Angle had grown up a fan of the Buckeyes. Both his grandfather and his aunt had graduated from OSU, and Angle said he was excited to play at the school he grew up loving.“It was awesome,” Angle said. “I grew up a Buckeye fan. Being able to have your family and friends come watch and still be close to home, it was a great experience.”Angle found a great deal of success at OSU, almost immediately. As a freshman in 2005, he started in 40 games in right field and quickly established himself as a bonafide leadoff hitter for the Buckeyes.On Apr. 27, 2005, in the second game of a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan, Angle was batting leadoff and starting in right field. For the remaining 27 games of the season, and essentially for the rest of his Buckeye career, Angle was found atop the lineup. But despite all the success, it was not until he participated in the Cape Cod League in 2006 that he started to believe a professional career in baseball was ahead of him.“(I) went out there, performed well, and that’s when you’re matched up against some of the best players in the country,” Angle said. Then, on June 7, 2007, the phone call finally came through, alerting Angle that he had been selected with the fifth pick in the seventh round of the draft, 219th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. Angle remembers exactly where he was when he got the life-changing call.“I was actually at my house on campus,” he said. “Just with some roommates and some buddies, and then got together with my family after.”Angle describes the moment as a great and memorable experience.“It’s something that you work hard for, something that you always dream about — the opportunity to play professionally, and it was something I’ll never forget,” he said.After being drafted, it took Angle some time to reach the majors. He debuted in 2007 at Low Class-A and the next three-and-a-half seasons traveled through various levels of the minors before finally landing in Baltimore.For many minor-leaguers, the travel can be an unwanted burden that puts stress on the family life, but Angle and his wife saw it as a great opportunity to see many different parts of the United States.“(My wife) was able to see a lot of cities and a lot of places that she wouldn’t have been able to see,” he said. “Looking back now, I think you appreciate it more — some of the trips, some of the cities, some of the opportunities. Time to spend together that you do while you were playing.”Despite the travel and most of the minor league teams being located closer to the East Coast, Angle kept to his roots and lived in Columbus throughout his playing career.“Columbus was always home,” he said. “Offseasons were always spent in Columbus, and then I would just live in whatever home city I was playing in that year. But Columbus has always been home.”On July 17, 2011, the day finally came when Angle donned an Orioles uniform and took the field at Camden Yards. He was slotted to lead off, a role in which he had grown comfortable. He went 0 for 3, but it was a day he will never forget.Orioles left fielder Matt Angle (38) bumps fists with first base coach Wayne Kirby (23) in the 7th inning after he is walked to first base by Indians’ pitcher Chad Durbin. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians, 8-3, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, on July 17, 2011. Credit: Courtesy of TNS“It’s something you’re always working for,” Angle said. “My wife and my mom and uncle and cousin were able to make the trip over to Baltimore. It was a day game, I can’t remember if it was noon or 1, so it was early. Got in late the night before after getting called up so it was a quick turnaround.”And of all the teams he could have debuted against, of course it was the Ohio-based Cleveland Indians. Though Angle grew up as a Cincinnati Reds fan, it was something special for him to play against a local team.“(I was) not as much an Indians fan, but it was great growing up in Ohio to be able to make your debut against another Ohio team,” Angle said.Unfortunately for Angle, his career in the majors was short-lived. He finished the 2011 season in Baltimore and never saw another major-league at-bat. His final career stat line was .177/.293/.266, with a lone home run and 11 stolen bases.He spent four more seasons in the minors, split between the farm systems of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics.But as the years wore on and it became clearer that he did not have the same skillset he had a few years earlier, Angle decided to hang up his cleats.“At that point, sometimes the game just kind of tells you,” he said. “Ideally, you would’ve loved to still been able to play longer, but sometimes the game just tells you it’s time.”Though his career as a player was over, Angle found a new career with the sport he loved. He knew he still had some unfinished business and a possible future back in Columbus.Angle left OSU a year early, without receiving his degree, so that was one of the first things he wanted to take care of when he moved back to Columbus.“It was something that was always important to me,” he said. “I actually finished my degree my last year of playing. And it was something I’ve always wanted to do. Having a degree from Ohio State means so many different things, whether it’s in the sport world or the business world.”While completing his degree in sport industry at OSU, Angle found that a job was awaiting him on the baseball team. He joined coach Greg Beals’ staff as co-video coordinator. In this position, he sits down with players to review film and helps them go through what might be wrong with their swing and how they can heat up at the plate. “My first year as the — I was more student, I was still graduating at the time — there was a lot more I was able to do on-field,” Angle said. “So you’re able to implement some things there, and now you’re just following through on the video side, suggesting, being able to give a fresh set of eyes watching the game a little bit differently.”Ohio State co-video coordinator Matt Angle in the dugout during the Buckeyes’ 2016 Big Ten tournament championship run. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFor some of these younger players, a fresh set of eyes can be exactly what they need to help break out of a funk at the plate. Sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry said that the team benefits from having a former player with the experience at the plate.“He knows his stuff, and I think everybody here trusts him with all the knowledge that he has,” Cherry said. The experience Angle brings to the team isn’t only as a bastion of light for players going through a tough time at the plate, but it can also be a great aid to the coaching staff if it can’t seem to get through to the player.“Matt’s a great resource for me too — just in different approaches, how to approach hitters, and how we can go about attacking a week and attacking a practice plan, and helping get our guys as ready to play as possible,” Beals said.For Angle, his time spent helping coach younger players at OSU has been well spent, and he seems to like the work here. Asked what he will be doing after coaching at OSU, Angle said he doesn’t know.“That’s the great question. You know, we’ll see,” Angle said. “I’ve enjoyed the last two-and-a-half, three years that I’ve been a part of the program. Right now, being fully entrenched in the season, not really thinking too far outside of that. If you have any great ideas, I’d be open.” read more

Jongaama Part 9

first_imgBy Amie SillahRichie He exploded.“I don’t need anything from you; I don’t have interest in you, please leave me alone, am I the only man you fancy? I don’t want you to come to this house again, do you understand?” Richie remarked rudely.Sha She literally broke down and begged Richie to befriend her as a girlfriend.“I don’t need anything from you but love and care. I like everything about you, your scent, looks, personality, playing hard to get, the way you talk, anger at me, everything about you, I love you.”Sha expressed.Richie“I understand you, just turn around and face the world, close your eyes.” Then he walked away from her.Richie    He brought Rose home from the Nursing Home accompanied by Matam Rose’s sister.“Why are you staring at me?” He asked Rose. She forced a smile.“Thank you my love whenever I am worried you gave a word of encouragement. Are you sure that I’ll walk again?”“Ah! Why do you talk like that? Do your regular exercises and take your drugs regularly, no more crying; can you do that for me? I love you.” Richie said.“I love you more.” Rose responded as Richie pushed her around the house.Richie He came home and found a note at his door, he picked it up and went inside.The Note“What have I done to deserve such a treatment from you? Is it a crime to fall in love? It is insane because the more you show me hatred the more I do love you with all my heart and my love for you is forever and it will remain like that put it in your thick skull.Sha.”Richie read it, shook his head and put it in his pocket.Sha She stood at the verandah and waited for Richie; this is love by force, at all cost.Surprise announcement Richie came out and went to meet Sha waiting at theverandah for him.“Listen! I do not come to quarrel with youand I do not hate you either, it is just that you love the wrong person at the wrong time. ““it does not matter I can wait, I care about you so much.” Sha posited.“I love to take you and your friends out by the weekend.”Sha jumped with excitement and could not believe her ears, her dream coming true sooner than later.“We will go out and come back the next day.”“Is it a picnic right?”“It is going to be a big surprise.”“I love surprises.”“Go and inform your friends.”“They will be surprise and very excited.”She sprang and kissed her on the lips.Richie is surprised as he rubbed off the kisses and went back into his house.The Excitement    The friends were equally excited as she predicted. “Come and help me in the packing I have long awaited this day when the love of my life would ask me out for any event especially a day long picnic somewhere cozy and private.” She sang love songs for Richie and is very excited. She took out many sexy dresses but rejected them; finally she asked her friends to choose any three sexy dresses for her. “Don’t stress us, we will just choose random three and that’s all.”“I’ll go by your verdict.” Sha posited.At Batakunku    The residence is by the beach side. Richie entertained his guests at the verandah opposite the beach and ocean. He served them ‘fou-fou with palasas soup’, all the leaves fresh from his garden, ‘domoda-yapp with findi’ was also served, equally fresh fruit from the orchard used to prepare fresh juice. They were delighted and enjoyed the food.“Who prepare the food?” The girls asked Richie.“I prepare it.”“Are you sure?”“Very sure, as an only child my mom taught me all these lifesaving skills; we lost my dad when I was 2 years old. My uncles were rejected by mom when they showed up to marry her because of dad’s wealth; she took care of me singly and only remarries my step dad when I entered university. She sacrificed a lot for me as a single parent. I lost mom before completing my university education.You see ladies I have already told you a lot about myself. Now give me a second, I’ll be right back.” Richie disappeared into a room.Toasting to the Health Sha toasted to their health contemplating.“Perhaps he is coming back to propose to me.” Sha told her friends.“This village is beautiful, I love the environment, and in fact when we are married we will reside here away from the hustle and bustle of the city.” Sha posited.“And you’ll invite us for picnic here.” The friends posited.“Richie’s big surprise is that he’ll bring us here to have our breakfast and lunch then to proceed to his parents’ house to meet his uncles for introduction.” Sha explained.“We would prefer to stay here to enjoy the environment while you and your man have the privacy to visit his uncles for introduction.”“That’s my girls! So considerate of you; I would just love the privacy of the two of us.” Sha posited.“Come to think of it, I am not properly dressed to meet those elderly people, what am I going to do?” Sha asked.“We have brought in some African dresses and you are at liberty to use them while we wait here for you people.”She kissed them and expressed nervousness.“What would they think of me?” She asked them.“We are not soothsayers to know what they will think of you but our advice is for you to be yourself, keep calm and be respectful to them.”The Shock of Their Lives Richie pushed in a beautiful physically challenged sister and introduced her to them.“Sha! This is Rose (Yaa Diborr), the love of my life, my fiancée; although she suffers from a rare genetic muscular disease with drugs and regular exercises she can walk again, we wanted to marry but she asked me to meet until she can stand on her feet to enjoy the beauty of her wedding gown. Her parents are coming from U.K by the end of the year for us to finally tie the knought.”Disbelieve! Anger! Frustration! Sha was stoned dead unable to utter a single word. The girls were overwhelmed.Richie “You expressed your undying love for me which I do appreciate but I told you that you love the wrong person at the wrong time. I brought you here with your friends as my witness that I have a girl in my life that I love dearly; we have gone through the journey of life thick and thin and I am ready to lay down my life for her. Don’t be deceive I can’t love you or any girl for that matter, am sorry.”The friends scratched their heads.“Sweetie! This is Sha my neighbour with her friends also my neighbours.”Rose She waved and greeted them.“Hi!”“Hi!” The girls responded.The Outburst “Gush! What a cheek! Unacceptable!” Sha rushed out leaving her friends behind.To be Cont.]]>last_img read more

Simeone on Arsenal They are a very strong rival

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has acknowledged that they face a very difficult encounter against Arsenal for the semi-finals of the Europa LeagueThe two sides have been heavily fancied as the favourites for the tournament and have been been drawn to face each other to determine a place in the final at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on 16 May with Arsenal set to host Atletico for the first leg at the Emirates.Unlike the Gunners, however, Simeone’s side are assured of Champions League football for next season with Atletico currently in second place in La Liga and four points ahead of Real Madrid with just six games remaining.But Simeone is refusing to get carried away and believes that going up against a coach of the calibre of Arsene Wenger with quality squad in Arsenal promises to be a difficult challenge.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“With their history they are a very strong rival, they have a very important coach who is very capable with plenty of experience and quality footballers,” said the Argentine, according to Marca.“We will use the squad as always. With it being near the end of the season, the footballers have more desire and we will go out trying to give the best for the team and thinking in winning.“This is the season where I am learning most about being a coach and improving.”Atletico delivered a 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday to maintain their four point lead over local rivals Real in second place in league standings.last_img read more