Salinggawi gearing to bring back glory days

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But it has since faired in and out of the podium with Salinggawi’s last championship happening back in 2006. Salinggawi hit a low point in 2013 when the famed group finished at seventh and the term “Sawinggawi” was infamously coined to mock the once formidable cheerdance institution.is current Salinggawi crop is not letting that 11-year drought taunt them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We want to bring back the glory days of UST,” said Salinggawi team captain Benjo Gutierrez in Filipino after taking the silver medal of Season 80 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We want to become like the original Tigers who won five straight.”UST’s second-place finish was its second in three years, and although it’s still not the luster the Salinggawi is looking for, it’s a step back the right direction. MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene NU extends win streak to 64, sweeps UE for 4th straight women’s hoops title “We have to be passionate, trust the process, and trust ourselves,” said Gutierrez.And pushing the current Salinggawi is a former member turned rookie head coach Marc Chaiwalla who orchestrated UST to 638.50 points in his first UAAP competition.Gutierrez said it was Chaiwalla who pushed them past their limits and made them realize that they are capable of achieving more than what they initially thought of.“Our coach challenged us to be more fearless, to be bolder,” said Gutierrez. “He challenged us to exceed our expectations, he pushed us to newfound capabilities we never knew we could do.”“At first there was an adjustment period when he took over, a really long one, but we trusted the process rather than complaining,” said Gutierrez.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Salinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was a time in the history of the UAAP cheerdance competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe of University of Santo Tomas would just show up and take the trophy.UST was the first dynasty of the exhibition after winning eight titles in the first 12 years of the competition. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

The Ebola Crisis in Liberia: Remembering Dr. Sam

first_imgI have never felt the effect of hearing instant news that could be so disturbing like the troubling information posted few days ago on social media Facebook that a doctor at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town had become the latest prey of the deadly Ebola virus. It has been a strong conviction for me that the initiative taken by the Government and its international partners, like the United States Embassy near Monrovia through preventive measures and media campaigns, were the actual basis for overcoming the threat and harm the disease posed in its incipiency, and not the vain argument propounded for and against the presence and prevalence of the disease in Liberia. The news had sadly broken me down because I once had an incredible and life-saving encounter with the victim.My Experience with Dr. SamI was admitted at the Redemption Hospital early 2013 and after thorough diagnostic and medical examination on me I was informed that I needed surgery without delay. Like anyone whose fate lay momentarily in the hands of another or a group of people, there would be apparent fears as to how such an exercise would be conducted to achieve the ultimate end- survival. That operation was the second in my life, the first in 1984 at the Firestone [Du-Side] Hospital.While undergoing the normal preliminary formalities few days before the surgery I saw this man a couple of times at the main entrance of the hospital dressed in his green Operation Room (OR) outfit with footwear that appeared like rain boots. He was smartly attired like one elder during our days in Firestone who was also an OR technician. Very little did I know that the man I had seen for the past hours was the one soon to be the surgeon to handle my case. There then I heard also that he was called Dr. Sam and had hailed from an East African country, I believe, was Uganda.Precisely on Tuesday, February 12, I was taken to the theatre and after few minutes, Dr. Sam, and a team of practitioners entered the room and came to my bedside. I was awake the entire period of the operation and heard every bit of the conversation he had with the man who principally assisted him as the instruments clicked my skin. Of the many sentences he uttered was one in which he asked if the man standing by him was seeing how my case had gotten complicated. The only response I heard from the man was: “Thank God; it is good that you [Dr. Sam] are the one carrying out this operation.” This to me did not imply in any way that Dr. Sam was the best in the array of qualified medical practitioners at the hospital, but he believed as I did also, that the doctor possessed extraordinary competence and skill and had over the years commanded a huge grasp and heap of the reality that unfolded. God was there first, and then Dr. Sam. My surgery was successful and I departed the hospital two days later. Dr. Sam though had come to contribute to improving the health sector of our country, earnestly and truly deserved to live. At the time of my hospitalization there was a heightening wave of armed robbery in Monrovia and its environs and I can remember his concern on that particular day about how he would protect with steel doors the building that housed him.To have heard the shocking news that this son of Africa who had left his homeland to come to Liberia for the sake of humanity, has succumbed to the fatal carriage of the Ebola virus in such untimely manner is something if I had the power, will not truly accept, especially because of the sacrifice made by the victim in the midst of the callous approach that some Liberians have adopted in perceiving and dealing with the Ebola situation– the educated and uneducated beating their chests that the disease does not exist in Liberia, and that the Government through the Ministry of Health was only faking and stage making for financial gains.For the loss of this man it is my plea that the Government of Liberia will make the necessary representation to his family back home, to express regret for his loss, and to inform them that Dr. Sam died so that Liberians can live. This initiative should be taken on behalf of all of us who truly believe the existence of the virus in the country and even Liberians who doubt only because they or their relations have not been affected.Looking Through the Ebola ControversyBarely two months ago media reports sparked fear in the population about an outbreak of the Ebola virus which automatically became traumatic for some people since measures to prevent the disease were daily routines that were almost practically unavoidable. These included handshake, hugging and kissing.According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report the Ebola virus disease (EVD) which was formerly called Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe, often fatal illness in human. It is very alarming, according to the report, that the EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%, meaning in common words that survival from such outbreak is very slim. Moreover what is scaring about the virus’ prevalence is the risk associated with the unavailability, as yet, of treatment because the report has categorically disclosed that there is ‘no licensed specific treatment or vaccine available for use in people or animals.’ It is even more troubling to know that men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to seven weeks after recovery from the illness.The disease has been striking not only in Liberia, but also in neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea, leaving much casualties then we even have domestically. Are the situations in the neighborhood fictitious too and being used for corrupt purposes? As measures to deal with the outbreak, people are being kept under surveillance to determine potential contraction. These latest developments have largely attracted the attention of the International Community, and not taking the issue lightly has convened a special summit of Health Ministers of a dozen African countries for possible remedy to the crisis. By these, I know much financial, human and material resources are being used in these endeavors. The Government of Liberia, in my judgment, has done a remarkable piece of job paying attention to the crisis, beginning with its information dissemination to the public and the visit of the President few weeks ago to the Redemption Hospital, concentration point of the virus. However more needs to be done since the situation seems to be deteriorating.My Frustration over Perceptions of Fellow Liberians on the Ebola SituationWith the death of people infected by the disease and the precautious guillotining of those suspected, I feel compelled to state my frustration on the entire matter. I do not understand why Liberians have gotten so divided the way I see. There is almost no consensus in anything that comes before us, whether to build us up as a people or to destroy us. I am strongly convinced today that if we went to a national referendum on whether or not to restart the 14-year civil war, or whether to perpetually eliminate the Lone Star football team from all international competitions, there will be significant votes for the negative, eventhough not necessarily to earn overall endorsement because those of us who know ourselves, for example on the war scene, and what we endured will accept no other option than engendering peace and stability and rebuilding our lives.Constant denial of the existence or prevalence of Ebola in Liberia may further complicate our situation since some of our compatriots feel that Government is merely wolfing the Ebola crisis in a clever attempt to ‘eat money.’ People of Liberia, in this 21st century of technology, does it make sense to try to disprove medical science by taking suspected Ebola-infected persons to prayer homes rather than hospitals, only after few days to remove their copses to graveyards? By expressing this concern as a student of Theology also, I do not doubt the power of God being manifested in the prayers of the church, yet in the very Bible we read lies a very great admonition from Jesus Christ when He declared that it is the sick who needs a doctor (Luke 5:31). When institutions like the church drifts from this fundamental truth, it signifies that we as a people are heading for a national disaster.On the issue of ‘eating money’, we ought to be very serious here. As much as I would abhor corruption as criticisms abounds over the menace, I believe that if the officials of Government or the men and women who run the health sector were bent on ‘eating money’, they would do it in other differently obscured ways and not with the outbreak of a mercilessly fatal disease that is not directed absolutely to a particular person or a group of people. Do we have to doubt this catastrophe until a loved one of ours is infected or killed before we join the fight against it? Or are we waiting for our political leaders to speak about the virus one day before we can alter our doubts that the crisis really does exist? The way I see us treat this virus in the eyes of the International Community might affect the very efforts that are being made already, reasons being that they are spending their money and we are saying to them: no need to do so because your money is misdirected [even when it is bringing relief to our kinsmen].As I bring this article to closure, let me caution all of us that if we never thought like this before, the time has come to love ourselves, to love others, and to love our country. When people of other countries emerged from their war situations, like in Rwanda, they realized first that they had been in error fighting and killing each other. Secondly, they had remorse for the needless loss of their kinsmen and the level of damage they had done to their motherland. Then thirdly they resolved to revert to their ugly past no more, whatever the temptations were. When a people cultivate such a bundle of mindsets they can be sure of rebuilding their shattered lives for perpetual co-existence. We disrespect our leaders so much in this country. Let us begin to see our leaders as those we chose to represent our interest domestically and externally and if there are reasons to believe perhaps we made a mistake by electing them, let us wait for the democratic space to right our wrong.To the homes and families that have been hit by these rounds of the Ebola outbreak, it is my sincere prayers that the Almighty will quickly intervene in this renewed health crisis by containing the disease so that all of us can live. To the passing of Dr. Sam, eternal peace!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘We are in Prison’

first_imgOn Friday, April 22, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf broke ground for the construction of a 48 kilometer road that, when completed, will connect Morlakwelleh in the Bella District to Pallakwelleh in Bokomu District, Gbarpolu County.Though the road in Bella Yalla might have brought road access closer to the people of Bokomu District, they walk five to six hours, at times hauling loads, before they can see or have access to vehicles to get to Bopolu City, the county capital, to transact business.Before she broke ground for the road construction, a traditional leader of the district, Flomo Nyangomo, told President Sirleaf that they have been in what he considered as “prison” for too long and it would be a great achievement for the President if she could liberate them as she did the people of Bella Yalla.Chief Nyangomo, who spoke through an interpreter, told the president that she continues to exemplify her distinctiveness as a true leader of the people by doing things that bring relief to the ordinary people.“We are in jail and this is the time for you to save us and we know you can do it,” the traditional leader said, pleading with the President that the road be completed before she leaves office, because he would never be sure if it will ever be done after her tenure expires.Chief Nyangomo noted that residents of the community wholeheartedly welcome the President and her entourage to the district, and are receptive to the pending road construction.Earlier, President Sirleaf told the audience that she had continuously told the county leadership that she was going to get back to Bella Yalla, especially to inspect the enormous challenges that have impeded the road construction, especially at the infamous Gorma Hill, that is somehow slowing the Bella Yalla road work. She noted that her government will ensure that a road runs to the isolated Bokomu District. This, she said, will bring relief to citizens in that part of the country. This road, if completed will lead to Zorzor, Lofa County. “Pallakwelleh is the short way to get to Zozor,” residents said.According to President Sirleaf, she has a special place in her heart for Bella Yalla. She noted that the district is indeed an example of departing from difficulties to success and from suppression to freedom. “Driving into Bella is freedom for our people,” she said.“It brought tears to me and the residents when they saw vehicles for the first time; the excitement was just overwhelming,” President Sirleaf once told reporters in an interview. But she noted that this is the kind of landmark that her government had come to achieve. “We came into power to bring relief to the Liberian people, and this is a clear example. The Bella Yalla story is a true manifestation for our vision for the country.”She said with the county leaders, which also comprised the President Pro-Tempore, Armah Zulu Jallah, will work collectively to have the road constructed for the betterment of the masses.All of the lawmakers from the county were present at the ceremony. In a brief remark, Pro-Tempore Jallah lauded the President for her presence at the ceremony, noting that it is a clear manifestation that the President has a heart for the people. “I stand ever ready to work with you, Madam President, in whatsoever that will bring sanity to the people of Liberia,” Jallah declared. The people of Bella Yalla, like their Bokomu counterparts, were also isolated for too long. This was until President Sirleaf made a historic milestone when she ordered a motor road penetrate the dense high forest of Bella Yalla in 2010.Bella Yalla hosted the nation’s infamous maximum prison facility where political prisoners were tortured, flogged and were conscripted to hard labor. The prison was fortified by the dense forest surrounding, with no road facilities. Prisoners were transported to the facility by air at the time. President Sirleaf made history when she ensured that a road, for the first time, entered Bella Yalla and she was the first President to visit the town by road and saw the facility.Many of the onlookers were overjoyed when they were informed that the President was in their area to break ground for road construction. They continuously sang songs of joy in the Belleh dialect and jubilated throughout until the President departed the area.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Policemen confess to planning robbery

first_imgRepublic Bank foiled robbery…female staff taken into custody as probe widensTwo policemen who were seen on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage talking to the three young men who attempted to rob the Republic Bank’s Water Street, Georgetown branch on Tuesday last have confessed to being part of the robbery.The two, according to sources, have confessed that they helped plan the robbery, and have implicated a female staff of the bank in their confession. InvestigatorDead: Elton Wrays have since arrested the woman.According to the sources, the woman was supposed to facilitate the opening of the cash chute, but apparently developed the proverbial cold feet and did not act as planned.Meanwhile, the two other suspects in the robbery, Jamal Haynes and Keron Saunders, remain in Police custody after Police applied to the High Court for an extension in the detention period since the 72 hours had expired.Additionally, the owner of the car intended to be used by the bandits after the foiled Republic Bank robbery on Tuesday has since been arrested. It turned out that he is also a convict who was sentenced in absentia in 2016 for firearm andInjured: Jamal Haynesammunition possession.This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum during a telephone interview with Guyana Times.RecapPandemonium broke out at the Water Street branch of Republic Bank after Haynes held a colleague hostage while the others demanded money on Tuesday morning.Nevertheless, members of the contracted security firm were alerted of the suspected bank robbery and called the Police for assistance. Upon realising that the area was surrounded, Haynes held a bank staff at gunpoint and escaped into the Vendor’s Arcade.Elton Wray, on the other hand, did the same and ran towards another section of the Vendor’s Arcade where he made his way into a cook shop and pretended to be a cook. He was trailed and the Police opened fire, fatally wounding him.Keron Saunders surrendered to Police, but it is suspected that a fourth person made good his escape. Now investigators are trying to ascertain if the taxi driver who claimed his car was hijacked is the fourth.Meanwhile, a car bearing registration number PWW 1452, belonging to Wray, wasInjured: Keron Saundersfound parked at the Plaza Bridge in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The dead 24-year-old man, also referred to as “Peas”, was an agronomy graduate from a Chinese University who worked as a Research Assistant at the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI).He was the son of a senior rank within the Guyana Police Force.last_img read more

BC Liberals re-elected in BC

first_imgThe BC Liberals have won third majority government in British Columbia.The results are still coming in, but the Liberals are winning or elected in 48 ridings and the NDP are leading or elected in 37 ridings.CBC, Global TV and CTV have all declared that the Liberals will form a majority government.  43 seats are required for another majority.- Advertisement -Updated 9:30pm – May 12, 2009last_img

WOW! IS THIS DONEGAL’S MOST SPECTACULAR SUNSET SNAP?

first_imgWE’VE had some stunning sunset pictures in Donegal this week.But we reckon this shot by Donal O Searcaigh this evening could just beat them all.It was taken at Inishfree Bay Lower….simply stunning. So good, we’ve published two wonderful versions…..WOW! IS THIS DONEGAL’S MOST SPECTACULAR SUNSET SNAP? was last modified: October 2nd, 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:sunsetWest Donegallast_img read more

ULSTER SFC COUNTDOWN: MURPHY – “PAIN OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL DEFEAT WILL NEVER LEAVE ME”

first_imgMICHAEL MURPHY has revealed ahead of Donegal’s Ulster SFC clash with neighbours Tyrone that the pain of last year’s All-Ireland Final defeat to Kerry will never leave him.Michael Murphy has admitted the pain of last years All-Ireland Final defeat will never leave him.Donegal were narrowly defeated by the Kingdom and it was a game Murphy feels they were capable of winning but didn’t match the intensity levels they had reached in their epic win over Dublin in the semi-finals.However, Murphy believes the pain of that defeat is driving everyone of the squad on to make amends this year. Murphy told The Irish Sun, “I’m sure every team uses past defeats as an extra incentive.“For us, it’s a bit more of a motivation and you would be lying to think that the hurt of last year’s final – even though it’s come and gone – is not going to be there.“It’s always going to be there and you will always have it.“The positives from last year isn’t going to cut it. You need to build on them and add in something new and different. Murphy can’t wait for Sunday’s clash and says the Ulster Championship is a prestigious and special competition in which the team put  a lot of emphasis on.Murphy said, “We put a lot of emphasis on Ulster and look at it as a very prestigious competition. To get any win in that is a big one.“They are all huge games and I’d say this Tyrone one will be no different.“They are a formidable side and they are going to come in off the back of their own last league game and they might feel they have something to prove.“As a player it’s where you want to be, playing in a game with the stakes this high in front of a packed house, it’s a serious test and that’s what you want. Hopefully come Sunday, Murphy and Donegal will be celebrating their fifteenth win in Ulster since 2011.ULSTER SFC COUNTDOWN: MURPHY – “PAIN OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL DEFEAT WILL NEVER LEAVE ME” was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAMichael MurphynewsSportTyroneUlster SFClast_img read more

Baby steps toward reform

first_imgUNIVERSAL CITY – Moving to fulfill his promise to reform Los Angeles public schools, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday released his education advisers’ recommendations, which focus on improving the quality of life for the 727,000 students – not seizing political control of the district. Villaraigosa has made education reform one of his top priorities, saying he supports change that could ultimately lead to mayoral control of the Los Angeles Unified School District. But during his speech at the Universal Sheraton, he shied away from issues of authority over schools, talking instead about the need to improve the health and welfare of students. “This is a pathway to reform,” Villaraigosa told business leaders at an education summit sponsored by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. “Governance is only one of the issues we have to look at. We also have to look at the causes of why our students are not succeeding.” The mayor’s failure to pursue his promise to seek legal authority to appoint the school board or to take even more dramatic steps left some participants questioning whether the needs of students in the nation’s second-largest school district would be met. Charter school proponents and Los Angeles Unified officials concurred that the only way the district will thrive is if they collaborate on improvement. “The issue of L.A. and the Valley will ultimately depend on our ability to share,” said Bob Collins, the LAUSD’s chief instructional officer of secondary instruction. The mayor did not say what he will do next in pursuing reform other than to work with LAUSD officials, representatives from the 26 cities that are part of the district and others to develop a plan to change how the district operates. “We cannot afford to continue as we are,” Villaraigosa said. “It is the public-education system that created the middle class in this country and made this nation as strong as it is.” Some business leaders at Tuesday’s session said they are prepared to support the mayor’s efforts. “The failure of the education system is our Pearl Harbor of the 21st century,” said attorney David Fleming, chairman of the Economic Alliance. “Employers today cannot find enough qualified applicants to fill the jobs they have available, and we have a 50 percent dropout rate in our schools. This is unacceptable.” District administrators maintain that the dropout rate is 33 percent. School board member Julie Kornstein said she was waiting to see specific proposals from the mayor and others. “What I want to see is something they come up with that will affect how the schools operate,” she said. “So far, I’ve heard a lot of talk, but not seen anything specific.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com RECOMMENDATIONS Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s task force on LAUSD governance made the following recommendations for reforming the district: Make campuses safe. Provide safe passage to and from school. Offer health insurance. Expand before- and after-school programs. Strengthen alliances with parents, teachers and others in the district. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “What we’re facing is a structural power problem. It won’t work. It’s collapsing under its own weight,” said Bob Hertzberg, former Assembly speaker, who had called for breaking up Los Angeles Unified when he was running for the mayor’s post that Villaraigosa ultimately won. “We have to break out of this large … bureaucratic system.” But Villaraigosa said the success of his plan depends on working within the system, building consensus among all the participants. “We need to get you, the business leaders, behind this,” he said. “The parents, the teachers, the principals, who will be the linchpin for success. It will not be easy. The school board will not like this. The unions won’t like this. They will give you all sorts of arguments for why there shouldn’t be change. But I believe we cannot let the status quo continue. The mayor said he wants to look at all ideas – from small learning communities to charter schools – to effect change. “If you don’t support that, then you aren’t for reform,” he said. last_img read more

Congress OKs connector funds

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Congress has approved an additional $1 million for Santa Clarita’s Cross Valley Connector, a highway now under construction that will link Interstate 5 to the Antelope Valley Freeway. The Senate and House of Representatives agreed last week to help fund the project in their conference report for the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, Judiciary and District of Columbia Appropriations Act. The conference report is the result of negotiations between the two bodies in which differences in their bills are ironed out. The conference report was approved by the House and awaits a vote by the Senate before going to the president to sign. The $245 million Cross Valley Connector will consist of 8.5 miles of new six- and eight-lane arterial roadways, bridges, grade-separated crossings and intersections. The project is expected to significantly ease traffic in and around the Santa Clarita Valley. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Golden Valley Road, including a new bridge under construction over Soledad Canyon Road, and Newhall Ranch Road make up the connector. The bulk of the funding is coming from developers with contributions from the city of Santa Clarita, the state, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the federal government. The bill also includes $545,000 to widen Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, $250,000 for a $10.5 million baseball complex on the former Antelope Valley fairgrounds and $100,000 for Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club for a new roof and a heating and air conditioning system. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT AWARD-WINNING CONVENIENCE STORE SPAR GLENCAR

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: Award-winning convenience store SPAR GLENCAR are seeking to recruit new staff to join their dynamic, hardworking and innovative team. The hugely popular store has won multiple awards and is renowned for its excellence in customer service.Management at the store are seeking to recruit a Junior Shift Manager and are also looking to recruit an employee to work Part-time/Full-time in the DELI . JUNIOR/SHIFT MANAGERJob Responsibilities: You will be responsible for managing the shop ensuring the optimal running of all areas.This will involve signing off daily HACCP sheets, Cash management, Ensure good customer relations are maintained at all times.Ordering stock and ensure you communicate effectively with staff, customers and suppliers.Duties & responsibilitiesManage and motivate staff.Manage customer service activities & be customer service orientated.Monitor deliveries and ensure credit is received for returns.Be responsible for cash control from registers.Be a strong team player with the ability to command respect from peers.High presentation/merchandising skills.Retail experience essentialAll applicants must be over 18Applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence. PART TIME/FULL TIME DELI STAFFRequired for DELI and Tea-Rooms.EXPERIENCE ESSENTIALMust have ability to learn quickly.An ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environment.A flexible attitude to working hours.Good communication skills.Customer service oriented.A knowledge of HACCP.All applicants must be over 18Applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.If you’re interested in either position then please forward your CV and cover letter NOW to… HR ManagerSpar Glencar Unit 3&4,Glencar Shopping Centre,Circular Road, LetterkennyOr email spar@glencarlk.ieClosing date Monday 11th MayJOB VACANCIES: POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT AWARD-WINNING CONVENIENCE STORE SPAR GLENCAR was last modified: May 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Job VacanciesjobsnewsSpar Glencarlast_img read more