Limitations are set points or levels beyond which someone or something does not or may not be expected to extend, pass or exceed. Expectations, on the other hand, speaks of strong belief that something will happen in a particular manner or that someone will or should achieve something in a specific way or take a particular route. In either case, expectations and limitations have time and again proven to be tools by which others seek to define us. However, there are those who stand in opposition to the imposition of limitations and expectations by overcoming limitations, defy expectations, and in so doing set a new standard – one that their predecessors perhaps thought improbable. It is the courage, resilience and strength of these types of warriors that GTT celebrates; those who, in pursuit of their dreams, face opposition and overcome.GTT is honoured to celebrate such an individual as they introduce you to Andrew King, also known as “Drew Thoven” or “Drew”.The 21-year-old Music Producer/DJ, award winning film composer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist was born on August, 18, 1996, in Georgetown, Guyana, to parents, Pastor Timothy and Deborah King.Growing up, he recalls having a “sheltered life”, nonetheless falling in love with music at a young age through immense exposure to the art in church. Among the instruments the youngster plays – most of which were self-taught, Drew is most passionate about the drum set. Drew acknowledges the importance of laying a strong foundation if one expects to build something of great magnitude as he reflected on his primary school days at the New Guyana School.He pursued his secondary education at Queen’s College and intends to further pursue studies at the Berklee College of Music in the USA. However, the unorthodox musician is doing things differently; rather than studying music in order to earn a living from it, he’s earning a living from music so that he may formally study it in the near future.His alias Drew Thoven, is a reflection of countless limitations he faced initially as a budding musician and producer – not being particularly versed musically; not owning proper equipment – not even a personal laptop for starters; receiving little support, if any, for his dream due to the unstable state of affairs of the music industry locally.Though he has come a long way in his musical journey, Drew Thoven agrees that he has a mighty long way to go. Drew and a group of other artistic minds, created Kindred Republic, a record label and recording studio that offers production, management and sound engineering services that has been taking the music industry in Guyana to another level.He has worked with a plethora of local and international artistes, including Shawn English, Don Gialiani, Jumo Primo, Shal Marshall and of late, he’s formed quite a bond with the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia. Drew’s philosophy as a warrior is that in order to do “great things” we must “believe in ourselves” and remain “focused” – not allowing the views of anyone, whether family or friends, to deter us from the course that will lead to the fulfilment of our dreams. GTT looks forward to the journey that lies ahead as this young warrior, Drew Thoven, makes his mark on the fabric of Guyanese, Caribbean and world history.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO — In Montebello today, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley will present environmental scholarships totaling $10,750 to 13 students from five Los Angeles County high schools, including Schurr High and Montebello High and Pioneer High in Whittier. Los Angeles County District Attorney Environmental Scholarship awards ceremony will be held at Schurr High School. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
0Shares0000Immediate former Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi shouts instructions during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- Immediate former Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi says he is at a loss understanding why he was sacked by the club barely 48 hours after leading them to a 2-0 win on the road over Tusker FC in Nairobi on Saturday.Mururi who was named coach of the year by the Kenyan Premier League and finished second in the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Writers award last year was sent packing by the club’s management on Monday evening. “This is a decision that I can say is shocking because we have done well in the first leg and we are in the top eight positions. I can’t understand but maybe there were other reasons because it can’t be performance,” Mururi lamented.“I leave with a good heart because I am proud of the work that I have put in at the club. I have worked to lift the profile of this club and it can now be regarded as a big team,” the youthful tactician further stated.Homeboyz are placed ninth in the Kenyan premier League standings with 24 points, only four off second placed Ulinzi Stars.Speaking to Capital Sport, Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula says they took the decision because the coach was unsettled, re-visiting the instance at the beginning of the season where he resigned and was headed to Vihiga United before coming back.Kakamega Homeboyz players Moses Mudavadi (left) and Moses Chikati (right) join Allan Wanga in celebrating during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“To us, we didn’t think he was settled here and it was not good for the team. He had his heart elsewhere and we wanted someone who had his full concentration here. Also, the results were not pleasing considering the kind of squad we have,” Shimanyula noted.However, Mururi says the claims that he was unsettled were false.“Yes, there was a point that I had left but he called me and we sat down and ironed out issues and started working well together. The claims that I am unsettled are not true,” the tactician defended himself.Nonetheless, he has promised to be back in the Premier League soon and has hinted he might be on the touchline when the second leg kicks off next week.He says he has received three offers already and Capital Sport learns that Sofapaka have made contact.“I will take a day or two of rest and talk to my advisor but rest assured is that I will be back in the Premier League. I have several offers which are already on the table and I am certain I will pick one of them,” he added.Former Tusker FC head coach Paul Nkata during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHomeboyz have meanwhile picked on former Tusker FC league and cup winning coach Paul Nkata who was just recently sacked by Ugandan side Uganda Revenue Authority.He will come in with fellow Ugandan coach Hamza Kalanzi.“We have faith in Nkata because he is a proven coach and will have all his attention on the team. I can confidently state that we are okay heading into the second leg,” Shimanyula said.Nkata’s immediate task will be on the SportPesa Super Cup which kicks off on Sunday with Homeboyz taking on Tanzanian side Young Africans at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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6 2. Watch out for Dele Alli – The ex-MK Dons youngster lists Steven Gerrard as one of his idols and has been compared to the Kop legend by several, including former boss Karl Robinson. Alli is already looking like a key player at Tottenham with his mature box-to-box displays impressing the White Hart Lane faithful, and he will be on a high after earning two England caps over the last week. His nutmegs excite fans but watch out for his defensive capabilities too. Alli makes, on average, 2.9 tackles just behind midfield partner Eric Diers 3.4, while he also makes 2.7 interceptions, compared to Diers 2.6. 1. Don’t give away fouls on the edge of the area – Christian Eriksen is proving himself to be one of the deadliest free-kick takers in Premier League history having scored six since his move to England in 2013. He baffled Swansea Citys Lukasz Fabianski with two strikes in the last round of fixtures and could have had a third had the Pole not produced a brilliant save. His eye is in and the Reds need to be wary. 5. Get close to Erik Lamela – The Argentine is in good form this season. His displays against Crystal Palace and Manchester City proved he has the skill and graft to make it in the Premier League, but he still has shortcomings. The waif 23-year-old loves to take on his man but, infuriatingly for the Spurs support, often loses the ball this way. He takes the ball far too close to his opponent. The likes of Moreno and Lucas will need to get to him quickly to snuff out his threat. 6 6 4. Hit Tottenham on the counter – Similar to point six, its important that when Liverpool win the ball they get forward as quick as possible. Swanseas first goal last time out was swiftly switch from right-back to left-wing in just a few seconds, leaving Walker on his own against Jefferson Montero, while Kevin De Bruynes goal for Man City against Spurs was also a counter. Do it right and the goals will come. 6 6. Hit the flanks early and with pace – to find out how else Klopp’s Liverpool can beat Spurs, click the arrow above – Tottenhams full-backs are probably still their weakest link defensively this season. Kyle Walker does look reinvigorated, but still capable of a slip up, while Ben Davies is providing solid but unspectacular displays in place of Danny Rose, who is returning slowly from injury. If Liverpool are to win they should look to hit the two positions with pace and get behind the defence rather than trying to worm their way through centrally. Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno, who scored an excellent solo goal at White Hart Lane last season, should look to push on as much as possible. Jurgen Klopp’s first game as Liverpool manager will see him come up against a tough to beat Tottenham side.Spurs are unbeaten since the opening game of the season in the Premier League and have only conceded seven goals over the eight games.So how can the German gaffer get the best out of his Reds side to ensure victory against the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane?talkSPORT casts a glance at Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Tottenham and looks at how Liverpool can grab themselves a much-needed three points.Click the right arrow above to see how Klopp can guide Liverpool to victory against Tottenham… 3. Don’t give Harry Kane room outside the area – The Spurs striker hasnt been too lethal this season but for England he certainly wasnt shot-shy against Lithuania. Kane constantly looked to get the ball onto his right foot just outside of the box (see also: Kanes brace against Chelsea last season), so Martin Skrtel should look to get tight to the player as often as possible in this position. 6 6
From staff reports Little Company of Mary – San Pedro Hospital has won two awards for its work with organ donor patients and their families. The awards were given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with One Legacy, an organization that facilitates organ procurement from donors. The first award signifies that the hospital has a donation rate of more than 67 percent, meaning that for all patients who physically met the criteria, more than 67 percent of them became organ donors. Hospital officials say they have had a 100 percent donation rate for at least the past year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The second award was for hospitals that donate more than 3.75 organs per donor. Little Company Mary – San Pedro Hospital donates an average of five organs per donor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
EXCITEMENT is revving up to this year’s Donegal International Rally.Click here to see the full entry list:donegaldaily donegalrally Entry List2011 DONEGAL RALLY: FULL ENTRY LIST REVEALED was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal international rally
DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit have arrested a man over a foiled murder bid on a serving police officer.The 27-year-old man was arrested in the village of Eglinton earlier this evening as part of a follow up investigation into the attempt to set a device off under the officer’s car.He has was arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act and taken to the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning. It brings to four the number of people held on both sides of the border on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.In the early hours of this morning, police were alerted to suspicious activity outside the officer’s home at Glenrandel in Eglinton.The alarm was raised around 2.45 am and 15 families in the street, including an elderly couple were evacuated from their homes.Army Technical Officers were tasked to the scene and revealed that they found a booby trap bomb attached to the underside of the officer’s car which was parked outside his home. His wife is also a serving PSNI officer and both work in the community say police chiefs “trying to keep the public safe”.The device was later made safe and area was re-opened to traffic and residents were allowed to return to their homes.While the PSNI were conducting inquiries into the dissident republicans behind the murder, Gardai made a significant inroad into catching the bombers.Around 4 am they stopped a car carrying three men in their 20s and 30s in the village of Killygordon in east Donegal shortly after the vehicle crossed the border.Garda forensic teams also carried out searches on Thursday evening linked to a foiled bomb attack. Boiler-suited Gards with metal detectors and sniffer dogs combed fields around Killygordon in the Finn Valley area.They are looking for any discarded items which may have thrown from a car.The searches are in response to the arrests of three men earlier today in Co Donegal in connection with the discovery of a bomb under a policeman’s car in Derry this morning.Two suspects were taken for interview to Letterkenny Garda station while a third was being detained in Milford Garda. They are being questioned under the Offences Against the State Act for up to 48 hours.The Garda’s Special Detective Unit is liaising with the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit based at Derry’s Maydown station over the arrests.Earlier today, Derry police chief Supt Mark McEwan said the bomb bid was an “attempt to murder and cause mayhem”.He said: “The target of focus of the investigation is violent dissident republicans.“This could have been a tragedy.“This officer serves the community day and daily. He keeps people safe. Someone has crept in and planted a bomb underneath his car.“I have spoken with the officers and they are calm and dealing with it in a professional way.”Supt McEwan added: “This device had the potential to harm not only the officer but anyone in that residential area and those involved have shown a blatant disregard for human life.“This is yet another example of the cowardly elements in our society who show no regard for the safety of local residents and the police officers who serve their community.“We are obviously very thankful that this attack was thwarted and that no one was injured here this morning.“Clearly there are people out there in today’s society who are still intent on causing murder and mayhem.“Glenrandel remains closed to traffic and residents and approximately 15 houses had to be evacuated during the early hours.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local residents for their patience and co-operation and assure them that we are taking every sensible step to keep them safe and minimise any further impact on them.“The investigation is at an early stage and we would appeal for anyone who may have been in this area around 2.45am this morning or in recent days who may have witnessed anything untoward or noticed any persons acting in a suspicious manner.“We are also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any vehicles seen leaving the area at speed shortly after 2.45am to contact us.“Anyone with information should contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”There has been widespread condemnation of the attempt to murder the police officer.Foyle MP Mark Durkan condemned those behind the attack.“These people are capable of using a viable device, but they don’t actually have a viable political strategy, no coherent message and it is not what the community want,” he said.“Let’s be very clear about the support and sympathy and solidarity that we are offering to the police officer concerned.”FRESH ARREST IN HUNT FOR DISSIDENT BOMBERS WHO TRIED TO KILL PSNI OFFICER was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:arrestsbombDerrydonegal
A community project based all over Donegal is responding to the improved job sector to help people find employment and gain skills to enhance job opportunities.Caring and effective one-on-one assistance for people seeking employment or job-related training is available at the Regional Employment Service, which so far this year has helped secure employment for more than 40 clients throughout Donegal and training for many more.The majority of positions that RES clients have taken up recently are in the areas of administration, construction, health, hospitality, and sales, followed by childcare and engineering. “We have noticed an increase in employment opportunities throughout Donegal and are finding we’re better able to help people become employed as a result,” said Helen Clarke, Project Officer at RES, which is a Donegal Local Development CLG (DLDC) initiative funded by the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme.“There is also a high demand for jobs, though, so it’s paramount that clients are job ready,” Ms Clarke said.Services that RES offers free of charge to help boost job readiness include CV preparation, cover letter writing, interview skills, and assistance with the online application forms that many employers are now using.“Clients are finding they don’t know where to start with these online competency-based application forms, some of which are 15 pages long,” said Mary Higgins, RES Project Officer. “We go through each form with the client individually and assist them in completing it, ensuring that all parts are completed in the format required. RES can also photocopy forms so the client has a copy to refer to if they are selected for an interview.” Liaising directly with local employers is a further approach taken by RES on behalf of clients.“Employers contact us to see if we have anyone suitable for positions that they have available,” said Deirdre O’Donnell, RES Administrative Support Worker. “We check our database to source suitable candidates with the skills needed for the job, and then ring to see if those clients are interested in applying for the position. We are always careful to match candidates who have the skills for the job.”RES has additionally helped clients enhance their job prospects through courses such as Safe Pass, Customer Service, Palliative Care, and Handling Food Hygienically. A “Time for Me” course which has been designed to build confidence and identify skills is another support that RES offers.Further possible RES avenues to employment include referral to DLDC’s Lifelong Learning Programme or the DLDC Employment and Enterprise Project for those interested in starting their own business.Appointments are available at the RES office in the Congress Resource Centre on the Pearse Road in Letterkenny, as well as during the first week of each month at eight locations throughout the county: Ardara Community Centre, Donegal Town Family Resource Centre, Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre, Foresters’ Hall in Killybegs, the IRD office in Milford, St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre, and The Base Entreprise Centre in Stranorlar. RES appointments are also available upon request at locations in Raphoe, Glenties, and Castlefinn. More information about RES services is available by ringing (074) 916 1979 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.How this Regional Employment Service helps jobseekers become ‘job ready’ was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:EmploymentRES