Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them

first_imgLocalNews Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them by: – July 22, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! In photo: Mr. Edward Registe.Edward Registe, member of the Grand Bay Village Council and former president of the National Youth Council (NYC), has admonished young people that they are leaders of the present and not of tomorrow.“It is often said that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, it is often said that young people are the leaders of today but I want to suggest that you are simply leaders of the present, because you are never sure when you are being called upon or when you are being thrust into leadership” he said.Registe who was at the time addressing the 15th meeting of the NYC’s General Assembly says young people need to understand their role as leaders.“Leadership does not necessarily mean being in Government or at the head of some policy making committee, leadership means whom you are, you can lead at your home, in your community, and in your country. You can lead the world, but it is important that young people understand their role in leadership.”Registe urged the forum to ensure that their theme “Embracing the Opportunity of Youth Development and Leadership” is embedded in their minds and that they embrace the many opportunities made available to them.“You know the opportunities that are available to you, many of which were not available to us when we were young. And the question is, are you embracing the opportunities that are available to you? Are you even interested in embracing the opportunities available to you?  And we don’t have to outline them, but we know a few of them that come to mind; scholarships readily available, health care and other programs even opportunities for income generation with the Youth Business Trust and others and we know them. The question is how prepared are you to embrace these opportunities? And what can you do to embrace those opportunities that are available to young people?” he said.He charged the National Youth Council to ensure that they make our youth more opportunity ready within our society.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 33 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Syracuse feeds off season-high crowd in loss to North Carolina

first_img Published on November 6, 2015 at 10:57 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Nicolette Serratore dove into the Syracuse bench area, getting a hand on the ball and deflecting it back into play. Her teammates pushed it over the net, and the North Carolina hitters sent it back, only to be blocked into the ground by Monika Salkute.The crowd of 623, a season high for the Orange, erupted as the Syracuse bench spilled onto the floor. The players screamed, hugging each other as the scoreboard tallied another point. Even though it was late in the fourth set and the Orange trailed two sets to one, SU fed off of the crowd.“(The fans) are really into the game,” Serratore said, “So it just kind of gives us more adrenaline, and makes us work that much harder.”SU head coach Leonid Yelin has said in the past that he wishes SU could see more of a crowd. After Friday night, the numbers are starting to take a step in the that direction. Still, Syracuse’s attendance is nowhere close to other places in the NCAA, like Nebraska, where attendance routinely tops 8,000, Yelin said.“To have this crowd, it’s just great,” Yelin said, “But we have to do everything we can to have this crowd every game we play.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDoing “everything we can” has included recent promotions from the athletic department, including Friday night’s Orange Out, as well as a free wristband giveaway.For the fans that make the trip to the games, they’ve been welcomed on numerous occasions by SU’s acapella group, the Otto Tunes, as well as the SU pep band.One of the main factors that has helped bring fans back into the Women’s Building, Yelin said, is the record of this year’s team. Currently sitting at 8-5 in the ACC, the Orange already has six more conference wins than last season.“We always say, nobody wants to come watch losers,” Yelin said, “We have to start winning.”As the wins have started coming in for the Orange, the fans have as well. Friday night’s game saw attendance from not only the 623 fans, but also the men’s and women’s crew and soccer teams, and Otto’s Army.“We knew that a lot of people were coming out, and they also had a ‘let’s support the girls mentality,’” sophomore Leah Levert said. “It was really cool.”The fans on Friday night were vocal, screaming at every play, cheering for every point, and jeering at the referees. Even after SU dropped the last point of the fourth set, many fans stayed behind for the alma mater as the team applauded them.And even in the loss, the Orange fed off of their energy.“It’s really nice to see that this season we are doing a lot better, and we could see the result,” Serratore said, “We have more fans coming back, and more people are really into the game” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Good, bad and ugly for African footballers in Europe

first_imgParis, France | AFP | African stars were involved in the good, bad and ugly across the major leagues of Europe at the weekend.Naturalised Malian Fousseni Diabate bagged a brace on his debut for Leicester in a 5-1 FA Cup rout of lower league Peterborough.Want-away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon was booed by Borussia Dortmund fans as he performed poorly on his Bundesliga recall.Democratic Republic of Congo and West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was hit with a six-match ban after spitting at an opponent in a shock 2-0 cup defeat by Wigan.ENGLANDARTHUR MASUAKU (West Ham)It is questionable how much longer the left-back will be at the club after being sent off and receiving a six-match ban for spitting in their 2-0 defeat by third-tier Wigan. The 24-year-old France-born defender-cum-midfielder — who has opted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo despite being capped at age-limit level by France — was described as “despicable” by Hammers manager David Moyes after spitting at Nick Powell.FOUSSENI DIABATE (Leicester)Diabate, 22, made an immediate impact for his new club after signing from second-tier French outfit Gazelec Ajaccio this month. The France-born Mali under-23 international grabbed a double in their 5-1 dismantling of third-tier Peterborough on his debut.KELECHI IHEANACHO (Leicester)The Nigerian international finally made an impression after failing to catch the eye since his move from Manchester City last August. A superb double — the second an excellent volley — may have given the 21-year-old the confidence boost he needed as there is no question of his talent.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Found himself an unwitting participant in one of the several prolonged video assistant referee (VAR) incidents that overshadowed the Reds’ 3-2 home defeat by West Brom. The Egyptian forward went down under slight contact from Jake Livermore and, after prolonged VAR study, referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty. Following a delay of more than three minutes, Roberto Firmino’s spot-kick thundered off the crossbar and bounced clear. The focus on VAR obscured the fact that when Salah pounced to give Liverpool hope of a draw 12 minutes from time, it was his 25th goal in just 32 appearances for the Merseysiders.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)Iheanacho’s international team-mate produced a solid display after coming on as a 64th-minute substitute and the 21-year-old midfielder was rewarded with a goal right at the end.SPAINTHOMAS PARTEY (Atletico Madrid)The Ghanaian international is enjoying his best season in an Atletico Madrid shirt and the 24-year-old capped a fine second-half display from Diego Simeone’s side by tapping in the third in a 3-0 beating of lowly Las Palmas. Partey has become a fixture in the Atletico first team this season after coming through the youth system, and the goal was his fifth in all competitions. ITALYIBRAHIMA MBAYE (Bologna)Senegalese defender Mbaye accidently turned the ball into his own net after failing to clear off the line to gift Napoli an equaliser after Bologna had taken the lead. Bologna lost 3-1 to stay 12th with Napoli going back to the top of Serie A.JOEL OBI/MBAYE NIANG (Torino)Nigeria’s Obi and Senegal’s Niang scored in the first half as Torino eased past 10-man bottom club Benevento 3-0. Forward Niang scored his third league goal of the season on 40 minutes with midfielder Obi sealing the win just before the break.KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)Ghana midfielder Asamoah was at the centre of the action in the champions’ 2-0 win over nine-man Chievo, whose Samuel Bastien was sent off on 36 minutes after two yellow cards in just two minutes, both for fouling Asamoah. Coach Massimiliano Allegri substituted the Ghanaian after he was yellow-carded.GERMANYPIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)The want-away Gabon striker was booed by home fans each time he touched the ball in a poor display as Dortmund laboured to a 2-2 draw with Freiburg. Aubameyang returned to the starting line-up after being dropped for the last two games amid speculation of a move to Arsenal. He headed over with his only goal attempt.AMINE HARIT (Schalke 04)The Morocco midfielder claimed his third goal of the season by slotting home a first-half penalty in Schalke’s 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart. Harit drilled home a 19th-minute spot-kick after Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka was fouled.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The Ghana midfielder nudged home Timothy Chandler’s cross from close range to give Frankfurt the lead in a 2-0 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach. It was his fourth league goal this season.FRANCEKEITA BALDE (Monaco)Senegal international Balde struck in only the fourth minute for Monaco in their 2-2 draw with fellow Champions League hopefuls Marseille with a cool finish after latching onto a loose ball outside the area. It was the 22-year-old’s sixth league goal for the French champions since joining from Lazio in the close season, as he looks to secure a place in Aliou Cisse’s Senegal World Cup squad.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more