Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai has told students of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) to prepare themselves to lead, in line with ethics and better education.Minister Samukai gave the admonition to the students during the induction of student leaders of senior and freshman classes of the university.He said graduating and holding a degree is not enough to get one to be trusted with leadership, but how a person manifests those traits that give people a sense of trust in that person.He told the students that becoming what others have become will begin from the day an individual enrolls in school where such individual will defend his or her capability by sharing logical opinions about issues affecting society.Samukai believes that one who wishes to be a leader will be concerned about his or her surroundings, participate in everything involving the community, and carefully listen to know the facts about the unfolding issues.“Don’t be afraid to share your opinion and do not graduate and hold a degree that you cannot defend. Show out to others what is in you that can make them trust you with leadership,” Minister Samukai told the students.The outspoken Defense Minister said those wishing to assume leadership in institutions or the country must adequately prepare themselves to be on top of the top of issues, noting that honesty, accountability and responsibility are some core values one needs to have before pursing leadership.“Have faith about preparing yourself to provide the leadership the country needs. Be trustworthy and accept responsibility for what you do,” he urged.Furthermore, Minister Samukai informed the students that popularity is a deceptive fame to rely upon, adding, “Popularity only carries a person up the ladder when the individual is able to deliver what the people need.” He cited an instance when because of his popularity in school he contested a student leadership position but was beaten by his opponent who was more academically prepared.He cautioned the students to be mindful as election approaches to elect people not because they have big names, but to evaluate them on the basis of their deliverables before casting their votes for them.The student leadership induction was performed by Ambassador Nathaniel Barnes, a politician and member of the Board of Trustees of the university.Those inducted at the level of the senior class leadership include the president, Andrew G. Kamara, Varmah Bobby Gray vice president, Cyrus J. Williams, secretary, Tarlee Feawoe, financial secretary, and Fatu C. Johnson treasurer.The Freshman class elected officials include the president, James Kollie, Nyundy R. Greaves, vice president, J. Emmanuel Kpleh, secretary, Emmanuel Wleh Dixon, Chaplain and Georenita Barolle, treasurer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery admits he’s in the dark when it comes to Juventus’ interest in Aaron RamseyAfter talks broke down over a renewal, Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal this summer as a free agent once his contract expires in June.Five teams are understood to be interested in signing Ramsey on a pre-contract agreement this month for next season.But only Juventus have come forward so far and confirmed their interest in the Welsh midfielder.Speaking ahead to Arsenal’s FA Cup game against Blackpool this Saturday, Emery revealed that he’s unsure if there has been an approach from Juventus yet.“I don’t know,” admitted Emery on Arsenal.com.“I want his focus every day with us on training and thinking for the next match, which is against Blackpool.“I am looking at him and he’s very concentrated with us now. On Tuesday, he scored when he played 15 minutes, and he gave a good performance.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I want that from him, and also he needs to [look] at his future. But I want him in the present with us. At the end of the season is the moment he can go to one team or another team.Meanwhile, reports have linked Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a surprise £16m switch to Arsenal in this month’s transfer window.The Costa Rica international has fallen behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Real and he’s only started two Copa del Rey games under new manager Santiago Solari.“Not true,” replied Emery on rumours over Navas joining Arsenal.On whether there is interest, he added: “I don’t know. We never speak about one goalkeeper because I think – and it’s true – we are very happy with the three goalkeepers we have now.“We’ve never spoken about Keylor Navas.The Spaniard confirmed Mesut Ozil remains a doubt for the game this weekend after missing training this morning.
Tata Steel is reportedly planning to sell its 5.5% stake in sister company Tata Motors.As per reports, the steel manufacturing arm of Tata Group is expected to execute the stake sale worth Rs 5,500 crore in “one or two tranches”.Surprisingly, the buyer is none other than its parent company Tata Group, a section of media reported quoting sources.Tata Steel also seems to be contemplating to “sell cross holding across Tata Group companies”. The company is expected to undertake debt refinancing to reduce interest charges.However, Tata Steel told CNBC-TV18 that the reports on stake sale in Tata Motors to Tata Group were “speculative”.”The company is committed to making disclosures to regulators and the investing community,” it said.Tata Motors, which will announce its earnings for June quarter on Friday, is struggling to increase its revenues due to declining volumes in China. China is the largest market for Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).Tata Motors earns more than 80% of its revenues from JLR sales. A drop in business volumes in China, which accounts for 20% of total JLR sales, weighed heavily on its profits in the March quarter last financial year (2014-15).The company profit slumped by 56.19% to Rs 1,716.50 crore in the January-March quarter compared to Rs 3,918.29 crore in the same quarter a year ago (2013-14).”Overall the environment and the numbers for Tata Motors doesn’t look good for the next couple of quarters,” said Sudip Bandopadhyay of Destimoney Securities.Owing to the weak outlook, share prices of Tata Motors have fell sharply by about 32% since the beginning of April this year.
.Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) is likely to take decision about publishing the final results of the 37th Bangladesh Civil Services (BCS) exams today (Tuesday), according to some officials.They said a special meeting was convened in PSC office at 12:30pm to fix a date for publishing the results.Another official said the result might be published today.The PSC has called off the processes of 36th BCS on Monday after recommending 23 non-cadre candidates for headteachers of primary schools.The results of the written exam of 37th BCS was published on 25 October. A total of 5,379 candidates passed the exam. Initially 8,523 out of 243,476 passed the preliminary test held on 30 September.In all, 1,226 first class gazetted officers will be appointed through this BCS exam.
Thanks to global warming; your morning cup of coffee could be a lot more pricey in the years to come. Researchers have estimated that climate change could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America – the world’s largest coffee-producing region – by as much as 88 per cent by 2050. The study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) offers climate change’s projected impacts on coffee, and the bees that help coffee to grow. “Coffee is one of the most valuable commodities on earth, and needs a suitable climate and pollinating bees to be produce well,” said study co-author Taylor Ricketts, Professor at University of Vermont in the US.”This is the first study to show how both will likely change under global warming – in ways that will hit coffee producers hard,” Ricketts said. While other research has explored climate – coffee scenarios, no other study has explored the coupled effects of climate change on coffee and bees at the national or continental scale. The study was conducted with advanced modeling, spatial analysis and field data. It forecasts much greater losses of coffee regions than previous global assessments, with the largest declines projected in Nicaragua, Honduras and Venezuela. The scientists projected a slight increase in coffee suitability in Mexico, Colombia and, mainly in mountainous areas.