Over the weekend, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) opened what is considered the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs at its 2nd Entrepreneurship Forum held in Lagos, Nigeria.The forum celebrates the 2016 group of Elumelu Entrepreneurs – selected from over 45,000 applicants from across Africa – and their completion of the program’s innovative 12-week online training. After completing the program, Elumelu Entrepreneurs become members of the largest entrepreneurial alumni network in Africa. “The TEF Forum is the centerpiece of the TEF Entrepreneurship Program; and through it, we are giving from the perspective of empowering recipients, instead of making them dependent on us,” explained Tony O. Elumelu at the forum. “As a result, our entrepreneurs will change the face of Africa, creating a wave of dynamic African businesses, bringing wealth to their communities and countries, and driving economic growth across the whole continent.” According to the business guru, as part of the TEF Entrepreneurship Program’s 10-year, US$100 million commitment, participants are now eligible to receive up to US$10,000 seed capital to implement theirbusiness plans from sectors as diverse as agriculture and fashion. Elumelu was proud to announce that 36 percent of those chosen this year were women – a significant increase on the 24 percent from the first year – adding that entrepreneurs range from 18 to 54 years old. Also speaking, the CEO of the foundation, Parminder Vir, said: “We are proud to have established a unique platform for African entrepreneurs to forge relationships and business partnerships. In doing so, we are creating an ecosystem that fosters innovation and collaboration on a scale few believed possible.” Vir said the forum allows entrepreneurs to share and gain knowledge, build cross-border partnerships, and connect with investors and policymakers. The first day features plenary panels, master classes, TED-style talks and sector specific networking opportunities, while the second day would be a policy-led gathering, focusing on improving the enabling environment, he added.The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was established in 2010 and is the leading philanthropic foundation championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the African continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Program, is a 10-year, US$100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor, and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs capable of changing the face of business across Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Thank youDr. Paul Mackey IncFP AnesthetistMBBS, DRANZCOG, MRCA, CCFP, FCFP(FPA), FRACGP, FRRMS Formerly of Fort St John now providing Rural Locums- Advertisement -With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/some-doctors-urging-bill-morneau-to-go-ahead-with-tax-changes-1.4294521 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A longtime Fort St. John doctor has written a response to a Canadian Press article published by CBC News last week.The article stated that doctors across the country that supported Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s recently announced tax changes felt that their voices were being drowned out by those in opposition to the changes. The doctors supporting the changes said that though they would be taking a hit in their pocketbooks, some said they felt that having higher earners pay more tax was more fair.Dr. Paul Mackey, who spent much of career in medicine practicing in Fort St. John and now works as a rural locum physician, penned the letter stating his opposition to Morneau’s proposed changes. His letter reads as follows:Dear colleagues,Thank you for sharing your open letter. I have a few points in reply. If I was certain that the $250M that the Finance Department seeks to “recover” from these tax changes would go directly to improving rural and remote health care I would stop right here. If I was confident that the entirety of the proposals in your letter would be introduced concurrently I would also stop. What I am certain of is that, if these current proposals are instituted in their current form, then access to care in rural areas will deteriorate further.I make no apologies for the generous amount of money I earned while working in my community of Fort St John. I provided a highly skilled range of services not offered by many and, in fact, it would take several individuals to offer those same services in larger urban centres. I often provided these services on evening, nights and weekends and often without the opportunity to take time to recover afterwards. Thus I, like many rural physicians, earned what I did predominantly because of the volume of service I provided and the inhospitable hours during which it was provided. This is predominantly because there was no-one else to offer the service. If you expect me to do the work of three others and at inhospitable hours then it is not unreasonable for me to be remunerated accordingly.Advertisement As a 51-year-old Rural Physician I am now past my peak earning capacity. I can no longer tolerate the long hours and the sleep disruption that were the norm for me the last 20 years. Thus, I attempt to limit my hours so that I can continue to safely provide care. As what I bill is dependent on volume and after-hours premiums I can expect to earn less. However, it is a given that my expenses will continue to increase with inflation. The ability to Incorporate has given me the opportunity to distribute what I earn over the course of my career. Having worked hard and saved I am able to continue working at a safer pace yet still pay myself a reasonable wage even as my earnings decline. This is even more critical for female physicians starting out their careers and for my colleagues looking to ease into retirement and work part time. Likewise, they are able to use their corporations to distribute their earnings over the length of their career. Without this it simply is not viable to work part-time and thus these physicians would be lost to their communities and patients.The current Rural Incentives in BC have partially succeeded in making rural practice enticing for those who wish to work and be well rewarded. These tax proposals will erode those incentives. On the one hand the Provincial Government offers to pay physicians well if they live in a community, provide advanced services (ER, OB, Anesthesia, Surgery) and do so after hours. On the other hand the Federal (and therefore also Provincial) Government wishes to take it back. They want me to live in a rural community so that I am available to get up at 2 am in the morning at minus 20 in January to provide anesthesia for an emergency c-section yet then take56% of that back. It doesn’t take a lot of math to figure out that this becomes a negative incentive. We are already seeing Family Physicians declining to open practices to provide comprehensive care and instead gravitating to the “easier” lifestyle of Video “No Walk in” Medicine. These proposals will only exacerbate that trend as it becomes a disincentive to work the extra hours and bear the greater responsibilities of rural practice.Is the current system “right” or “fair”? That is a complex discussion. Things do need to change; however, this simplistic approach by the Finance Department is not part of a comprehensive answer. This scattergun solution is astounding for the collateral damage it will inflict not only on rural physicians and patients but on small business owners across the country. Therefore, I think it is unfortunately naïve to support these proposals and expect that our patients will benefit.Advertisement
“What happened on May 1 was a terrible aberration,” Bratton said during a nearly three-hour presentation of a preliminary report detailing the conflict that erupted at an immigrants-rights rally. “I cannot minimize the deficiency of the department and some of its officers, and our intent (is) to conduct an open, transparent investigation of this incident and report back to this council and the Police Commission.” Much of Wednesday’s multimedia presentation echoed a report to the Police Commission on Tuesday, providing a timeline and detailed account of how officers responded during a critical 28-minute period when rocks and bottles were thrown as police in riot gear descended on the park. Bratton has said there was a failure of communication and command structure, and since then has demoted and reassigned Deputy Chief Caylor Carter. Carter subsequently announced his retirement. Cmdr. Louis Gray – whom First Assistant Chief James McDonnell said gave officers clearance to use nonlethal weapons in the incident – has been reassigned to the Operations Bureau. After Bratton’s presentation, Councilman Ed Reyes, who represents the MacArthur Park area, said he will seek even more detailed information. “For me, there is a lot at stake here,” Reyes said. “There is a sense of fragile trust, a fragile sense of confidence. And it will be there until we reach a certain level of accountability.” Councilwoman Jan Perry also pressed Bratton about the department’s handling of media representatives at the park, including several who were injured by officers. “It’s clear that not much went right in dealing with the media,” said Bratton, who promised to begin new training programs to outline the rights of the media. In his review of the LAPD response, Hillman said the department should have done more planning in advance, and it failed in basic areas, such as having adequate equipment to communicate with the crowd. “It has been my experience that most people will cooperate if they are told what is expected and given an opportunity to cooperate,” Hillman said. At the rally, announcements for the crowd to disperse were made only in English from a helicopter. Many who were in the crowd said they could not hear the directions. Hillman said the announcements should have been made from the ground and in several languages to reflect the composition of the crowd. Bratton said those procedures were put in place for a May 15 rally and no problems developed. Bratton also offered assurances that he is cooperating with investigations by the LAPD Inspector General’s Office, the FBI and federal monitors. Bratton, brought in to reform the department and seeking a second five-year term, said he is also trying to address the culture of the LAPD. “The culture we are trying to change is one of isolation – that we’re the LAPD and we do it better than anyone else,” Bratton said. “We have isolated ourselves from other law enforcement, from the community, and we have operated in isolation from within the department – where people isolate themselves.” firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Continuing to acknowledge failures that led to a violent confrontation between officers and protesters in a May Day rally, the Los Angeles Police Department chief said Wednesday that he has set up a special unit to focus on crowd control. Chief William Bratton said the new Critical Incident Bureau will be headed by Deputy Chief Mike Hillman, a department veteran with more than four decades’ experience, who is considered a national expert on dealing with crowd-control situations. In his new role, Hillman also will be involved in planning LAPD strategy for helping large groups stage events and for coordinating department response and handling of such events. Departmentwide training in crowd-control techniques also will be re-emphasized, Bratton told the City Council.
Arsenal and Manchester United have been put on red alert after it was revealed that Paris Saint-Germain will sanction the permanent sale of Goncalo Guedes this month.The Ligue 1 giants beat both United and Arsenal to the signing of the gifted winger this time last year when they convinced him to join them from Benfica.However, he has failed to break into the first team at the Parc des Princes and was sent out on a season long-loan to Valencia in the summer.Guedes, 21, has impressed in Spain and has so far scored three goals in 13 La Liga outings which has prompted Valencia to enquire about a potential permanent deal.But both Arsenal and United have also been heavily linked with Guedes in the past and could now make their move with PSG open to selling.Marca has suggested that PSG are under pressure to raise money through transfers in a bid to adhere to Financial Fair Play regulations.And the French club believe they could pocket around £31m by selling Guedes to the highest bidder before the window shuts. 1 Goncalo Guedes is currently on loan with Valencia in LaLiga
SORRY getty Troy Deeney insists he is a match for anyone on his day – and has vowed to give Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany one hell of a battle in Saturday’s FA Cup final.Deeney will go head-to-head with Kompany at Wembley as his Watford side look to stop Pep Guardiola’s men from completing an unprecedented domestic treble, with the showdown LIVE on talkSPORT. 3 whoops TROPHY “A bully was a big kid picking on a little kid, so when we’re both 6ft and pretty wide I don’t really class it as bullying, but we’re definitely going to have a few battles and whoever comes out on top will have a massive impact on the game.”Kompany, 33, has won four Premier League titles with City, four league Cups and one FA Cup in the past eight years.Aware that this could be the Belgian’s last game for City, Deeney heaped further praise on Kompany.“You’ve just got to look at when he came in, in the centre of midfield, everyone was saying he was a waste of money,” he explained.“He then dropped back into centre-back and was outstanding. I haven’t seen a better centre-half since Rio. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? JIBE City and Watford go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday evening, which is LIVE on talkSPORT Troy Deeney is raring to go ahead of Watford’s FA Cup final against Manchester City The 30-year-old, highlighting just why he is such a popular and refreshing character in English football, said: “I’m going to just talk about myself here. I think if I play well they’ll have had a very difficult day.“If there’s a lot of crosses in the box, as much as I really respect Mr Kompany, he would say it’s not going to be an easy day.“Personally, if I’m on my A game it’ll be a very difficult game for whoever’s playing.“I don’t mean to be disrespectful but I don’t care what people say about how I play football.“My only bit of encouragement comes from when I come off the pitch and a player will say ‘great game’, or this, that or the other.” Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Deeney, left, says he’ll give City skipper Vincent Kompany ‘a very difficult day’ on Saturday He added: “I get called fat all the time. You crack on – and it is what it is.“You can only change people’s perspective by delivering on the pitch and that’s what I’d like to think I’ve done for the large part of my career.“Me and Vincent Kompany have got a lot of respect for each other.“I know I have for him, but based on conversations we’ve had, as well as I know, he knows that whenever we’re going up against each other it’s going to be a real battle.“Because he’s naturally physically strong, I enjoy a physical battle – and neither of us are ever going to back down from one another.“When you talk about bullying, I always go back to when I was at school. latest LATEST revealed “Obviously Van Dijk is up there doing it now, but in terms of the 10-year span of Vincent Kompany, Rio Ferdinand was probably the last proper centre-half.“Then you’ve got to look at how many times he’s broken down injured. How easy would it have been for him to just give up? Or to just go, ‘right, it’s not for me’.“But every time he comes back and he comes back bigger, better and stronger. Just look at the goals he’s scored from centre-half, important goals.“He’s an absolute beast of a man and if you can’t respect that then you’ve got something wrong with you.”
Fornals could prove to be one of the signings of the summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 9 Pablo Fornals has been capped twice by Spain LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES IN DEMAND Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa deals @WestHamUtd on Twitter Manuel Pellegrini had said of Fornals: “He was a key target we identified some time ago and it is a big positive that we have managed to complete the deal early in the transfer window.“I would like to thank the board for their support and work in completing the transfer.“Pablo is a young, hungry and talented player who has already proven his ability at the highest level in Spain, and we believe he will bring a different dimension and a strong mentality to the team. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January boost targets And the highly-rated attacking midfielder gave West Ham fans a glimpse of what they can expect during Wednesday’s clash against Belgium Under-21s.With the scores level at 1-1, Fornals carried the ball from deep and smashed home a bullet from the edge of the area with just a minute remaining. JIBE Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 9 Take a look at this, @WestHamUtd fans…⚒🧐After being signed by the Hammers last week, Pablo Fornals has just slammed home a late winner for Spain’s U21 against Belgium U21 at Euro 2019! 🚀How excited are you to see him in claret and blue? 🤤 pic.twitter.com/9VUMY3LsTZ— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 19, 2019It was a crucial result for the Spaniards, who lost their opening game 3-1 to Italy.And now, Hammers fans can’t wait to see similar scenes at the London Stadium next season.Here’s all the best reaction on Twitter: REVEALED 9 Darren Gough asks if Slaven Bilic is the right appointment for West Brom Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January punished TROPHY Pablo Fornals has sent West Ham fans into a frenzy with a stunning last-gasp winner for Spain Under-21s at Euro 2019.The 23-year-old joined the Hammers last week after sealing a £24million switch from Villarreal. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star latest 9 getty 9 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 15.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen “He has made a big impact in his time with Villarreal and we look forward to seeing him continue his progress here.“His signing means that we now have very good midfield options in the squad.“With players coming back from injury and ready to begin pre-season training with the rest of the squad, we have a very good balance and mix of styles.”
“That wasn’t the easiest pitch in the world to play on with the conditions and to try and find your form in an international match on a night like this was hard. “You could see we were rusty for the first 10-15 minutes and that spooked us for a bit. “We could have been braver with passes through people and braver in receiving passes but when you have not played a lot of games it’s very hard to just switch on and do that.” “It was one of our better decisions to have a game,” Strachan said. “It has cleared up a lot of things, it has helped a lot of players, but it has helped the coaching staff in particular to where we are going on Sunday. We learned quite a few things. “It’s not been a great night, it won’t be memorable in anyone’s minds at the end of careers but it was invaluable to me to use the information we collected for Sunday.” Strachan said that the state of the pitch was a factor in a disappointing game and that players had struggled to step up on the night.“A lot of players found it hard,” he said. “To use a golf analogy, it’s very hard to take two months off and then go and play the Masters, it’s not the easiest course in the world. Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has said that the friendly with Canada was “invaluable” preparation for playing Slovenia on Sunday.The national team drew 1-1 at Easter Road in a friendly planned as a warm-up for the visit of Slovenia in a crucial World Cup qualifier on Sunday.Falkirk midfielder Fraser Aird put Canada in front after 11 minutes before Steven Naismith equalised against a side ranked 117th in the world.Only 9,158 fans turned out to watch the match at Easter Road and some booed Strachan’s side at full-time. However, the manager said that the game had been useful and would help him as he plans to tackle a match Scotland have to win to keep slim World Cup hopes alive.
Scorers for Galway – R Leonard 1-1, T Leonard 0-2f, C Cormican, N Connolly, B Hannon & O Divilly 0-1 each. REPORTLidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-final Referee – G Carmody (Mayo) Donegal 5-11Galway 1-7 By Jackie Cahill at Markievicz Park, Sligo Subs – P McGroarty for Guthrie (h.t.), K Keeney for Foley (43), A McDonald for McGruddy (57), K Wilson for N McLaughlin (57), N Carr for Houston (60+4). GALWAY: D Gower; C Cormican, Á Seoighe, N Connolly; G Conneally, F Cooney, S Burke; L Gannon, C Cooney; O Divilly, M Glynn, B Hannon; T Leonard, R Leonard, A Davoren. DONEGAL: A McColgan; T Doherty, E Gallagher, N McLaughlin; T McClafferty, C Hegarty, D Foley; K Herron, K Guthrie; G Houston, N Hegarty, S McGroddy; R Friel, G McLaughlin, Y McMonagle. Scorers for Donegal – G McLaughlin 4-4 (2-0 pens, 0-2f), Y McMonagle 1-4, K Guthrie (f), G Houston & R Friel 0-1 each. Donegal are through to the National League final for the first time.Geraldine McLaughlin hit 4-4 as Donegal beat Galway by 5-11 to 1-7 in Markievicz Park in their semi-final.Here’s boss Micheal Naughton speaking with Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Micheal-Naughton.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Donegal will face Cork in the final on Sunday week, May 7, at 4pm in Dublin’s Parnell Park. DONEGAL’S dynamic duo of Geraldine McLaughlin and Yvonne McMonagle put Galway to the sword in this afternoon’s Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-final at Markievicz Park in Sligo – scoring 5-8 between them.McLaughlin scored an incredible 4-4 and McMonagle added 1-4 as Donegal, Division 2 champions last year, qualified for their very first Division 1 final.They’ll meet Cork at Parnell Park on May 7 for top-flight silverware and the holders will be forewarned, as McLaughlin and McMonagle combined for 3-10 when the counties met in the group stages of the League.In recent weeks, the ‘Supermacs’ have been unstoppable in attack for Donegal and they were deadly against Galway, in spite of greasy conditions.McLaughlin’s won and netted an early penalty to set Donegal on their way and at the end of a low-scoring first half, they were 1-4 to 0-3 clear.Galway were unlucky not to raise a green flag of their own in the first half when Ailbhe Davoren struck the post with a shot, before the game really came to life after the break.Donegal had Katie Herron sent to the sin-bin for a sliding tackle in first half stoppage time but while she was off the pitch, Micheal Naughton’s charges coped admirably.Despite conceding a fine goal to Roisín Leonard early in the second half, a clinical left-footed strike into the bottom corner from Tracey Leonard’s pass, Donegal responded with four unanswered points.McLaughlin also pulled a decent goal chance wide and while Tracey Leonard kept Galway in touch with a pointed free, Donegal were in the ascendancy.With Herron now back on the pitch, they upped the ante, McLaughlin pointing from play before McMonagle goaled in the 40th minute.Herron was the provider with a long ball into the Galway goalmouth and McMonagle beat Dearbhla Gower to the punch.McLaughlin’s second goal arrived six minutes later and she completed her hat-trick with four minutes of normal time remaining, ghosting in behind Áine Seoighe to collect Shannon McGroddy’s searching ball, before finishing clinically.There was still time for McLaughlin to bag goal number 4, with two minutes of normal time left, when she converted another penalty.Galway’s miserable afternoon was complete late on when sub Áine McDonagh was sent off on a straight red card, as the Tribeswomen fell to a 16-point defeat. Subs – Á McDonagh for Cormican (52), E Reaney for Gannon (52), L Hannon for Davoren (60), D Gorman for Glynn (60+2).
Share This!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Since tomorrow, most of you will be celebrating with family and friends, I decided to get this week’s In Case You Missed It out a day earlier! I hope you enjoy your holiday.Universal purchased land, Star Wars broke records, and lots, lots more happened this week! Read on to find out just what you should know.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors What did we miss? Attach your ideas to Rey and BB8 Die Cast Action Figures and send it to email@example.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. USA Today takes us to The Boathouse in this video. Have you tried it yet?Could a wine bar be headed to Disney Springs? Would this appeal to you?Head’s up. If you were traveling on the Disney Magic next summer, you will not be heading to Greece or Turkey.Robert Iger recently talked about weakness at ESPN, the pressure on television from developing digital media, and the continued strength and value of the brand.Is Pirates of the Caribbean one of your favorite movies? Here are things you may not have known about Curse of the Black Pearl.Set your DVR’s! ABC will air Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years in January.Clearly Star Wars broke A LOT of records. See which ones it actually succeeded to break.The big question…where does Star Wars go next? Don’t read this unless you’ve seen the movie, as it involves spoilers.What did this latest iteration of Star Wars do right that the prequels didn’t?Could the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them play a part in upcoming Universal expansions? What would you like to see?It’s official…Universal has purchased 450 acres of land. One would expect it’s just a matter of time before we hear about another gate.In Case We Missed It