Steve Kent Kaiser: 1951- 2013

first_imgFuneral services for Steve K. Kaiser, 62, of Silsbee, Texas will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with visitation to begin at 12 noon Friday until time of service. Arrangements with Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee, TX.Mr. Kaiser died Monday, April 15, 2013. Steve was a native of Wellington and has lived in Silsbee with his family for 29 years.Steve was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad for a total 33 years, from whom he retired in July of 2012. Steve and Aletha were co-owners of The Wash House, a local business in Silsbee, which they have operated for over 27 years.Mr. Kaiser served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After returning he served as a firefighter and EMT in Wellington, Kansas.Mr. Kaiser is preceded in death by his parents James Kaiser and Irene Boyes Kaiser.Survivors include wife of 33 years, Aletha Kaiser; three daughters Stacy Hawks and husband Cole, Karen Fant and her husband Boyd and Cyndie Hicks; two sons Steve J. Kaiser and his wife Linda and Bryan Treese and wife Niki; two brothers Mark Kaiser and Roger Kaiser; two sisters Jamie Richter and husband Jim and Kathy Kaiser; 14 grandchildren, Colby, Mason, Dalton, Josie, Kade, Kirsten, Kailey, Kaleb, Lauren, Garrett, Hayden, Davis, Chance and Gagelast_img read more

Padda doesn’t regret benching star players early vs UE

first_imgMOST READ View comments 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano KaTropa make it Adamson University head coach Air Padda stood by her decision in benching captain Jema Galanza, Eli Soyud, and Chiara Permentilla in the first set of the Lady Falcons’ stunning loss to University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I have morals as a coach that I have to stick to my own and when you’re not in training the whole week you can’t just show up and play especially if it was a personal choice or whatever came up,” said Padda.Galanza was Adamson’s leading scorer, prior to facing UE, averaging 13 points a game while Soyud and Permentilla are both averaging a shade less than 10 points an outing.“I don’t understand how I’m supposed to start you when the other girls have been working hard, they’ve been there,” said Padda. “I don’t want to kill somebody’s dream, my job as a coach was to give everybody an opportunity.”“I don’t know if I can look at myself and call myself their coach so that was my decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Falcons were gunning for a share of the third spot with Ateneo, but they wound up dropping to 3-4 while the Lady Warriors took advantage of Padda’s surprise move to take the match in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, for their first win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament“I don’t regret it, I don’t think that was the reason why we lost,” said Padda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPadda said Galanza rolled her ankle in their previous game against De La Salle while Soyud was sick and the two didn’t even show up for practice the whole week while Permentilla had to take care of family matters.And with the three not showing up in training, Padda decided to put Bernadette Flora, Chrislyn Uy, and Lea Perez in the starting lineup. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

HELLO Boosts Education Sector

first_imgA Liberian philanthropic organization based in the United States, Help Encourage Liberia’s Little Ones (HELLO) has turned over 40,000 pieces of textbooks of various subjects to sixteen schools in Monrovia and other parts of the country.The books according the Executive Director of HELLO, Ebenezer K. Flomo, comprise Language Art, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Medical texts, and World History, amongst others.There are also college level subjects including Accounting, Business Management, and Information Technology among the books to help at that level of higher education.The books are coming amidst an absence of textbooks in schools across the country; conditions that make it difficult for teachers to present the required lesson and for students to have access to necessary information that will help them do their assignments.Mr. Flomo giving the overview of the motivating factor that led to bringing these books said, “We came here last year and told people that we have some books for them and asked whether they have libraries and what specific texts they need. A lot of the schools did not have libraries and they were the ones that needed the books most.  Moreover, everyone expressed willingness to have books of all subjects because they did not have any.”Besides this concern, Mr. Flomo noted that as a former student of the Lutheran Training Institute in Lofa County and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University in Monrovia, he is aware of the deficiency of textbooks in Liberia after war, and predicated upon this existing phenomenon he and his wife were engaged in collecting books that schools were turning over in the United States to bring to help Liberian schools.Furthermore, he said information that emanated from the University of Liberia last year about 24,000 candidates failing in entrance examination was disturbing and disgraceful news for all Liberians around the world, and as such they at HELLO see it expedient to help by seeking and providing textbooks that students in Liberia can read and be on par with students of other countries.He stressed that they will ensure to follow schools benefitting from the gesture to use the books for students and not to be sold under the old Ministry of Education building on Broad Street as the case is most of the time.He also presumed that if any school charges fees for using the books the fee should be directed to improvement of library and not to use whatever is collected for other administrative purposes.Although schools benefitting are not paying for the books, he said even schools in the United States from where they bring the books can charge students who damage them, and similar action could be taken to maintain them.To ensure that students are making use of the books, Mr. Flomo said they will visit all schools receiving the books to interview students as to how they are using the books and what difference is being made in their academic life after reading or studying them. Regarding validity of the books, Mr. Flomo stressed that they are recently published books that have lasted for not less than five years.According to him, schools in the United States and other developed countries clear their libraries after every five years to bring in new books so as to enable the business of book publications to run, and this does not mean the books are outdated.“The books are useful and it is the same information everywhere in the world.  Clearing them out is only meant to keep the business of books publication running so that writers will not go out of business, but that’s the same information about any career highlighted in that text,” he said.He assured that there are more textbooks that they are willing to bring to Liberia, but are waiting to see the new curriculum so that the books will be in conformity with information needed in the curriculum.Mr. Flomo commenting on this issue indicated that though they have a few texts about Africa, there is still a need to read about other continents and countries out of Africa so that they (Africans) can learn how those countries and continents developed the way they are.Meanwhile some of the schools receiving the books are the Calvary Baptist Church School System, the Monrovia Consolidated School System, the A.M.E. Zion University College, the International Institute for Information Technology Liberia, the Phebe Nursing School, the Lutheran Training Institute, Lofa Community College, Lofa University Students Association, amongst others.A representative of one of the school systems, Terance King lauded Mr. Flomo and his American Fiancée who initiated the project through their organization HELLO, and indicated that if other Liberians in the Diaspora can join the Flomo family to do such, Liberia will see a major transition in the debilitating education sector.HELLO was founded in 1993 and had been involved in bringing relief items including clothes, toys, and other needed materials for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in displaced camps during the war years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MoPH working towards eradicating viral hepatitis − Norton

first_imgWorld Hepatitis Day 2016On Thursday, Guyana joined with the rest of the Americas in observing “World Hepatitis Day”, and Public Health Minister Dr George Norton expressed gratitude towards the country’s “healthcare workers and all our UN partners and internal supporters for the tremendous efforts over the years as we work towards eradicating viral hepatitis.”World Hepatitis Day 2016 was observed under the theme “Prevent Hepatitis. Act Now.”In a press release on Thursday, it was relayed that the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has had “remarkable progress” towards protecting Guyana from vaccine-preventable diseases. Moreover, Norton said the Ministry has moved from a childhood programme of vaccination over the last decade to include adolescents, and now the entire family: “Our motto – Not any child or family left unvaccinated.”“I encourage you to ‘Know Hepatitis- Are you at risk, get tested, and if you are positive seek treatment,” said Dr Norton.According to the Health Minister, July 28 was designated towards the commemoration of World Hepatitis Day in honour of Nobel Laureate Professor Baruch Blumberg, whose birthday fell on the same day.Samuel was credited for the discovery of the Hepatitis B virus, as well as being the person who developed the first vaccine.It has been highlighted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that 400 million people around the world are living with Hepatitis B and C.Viral Hepatitis, the head Dr remarked, is a group of infectious diseases caused by different strains of hepatitis virus and includes but not limited to types A, B, C, D and E. This group of viral hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe, causing acute and chronic liver disease with mortality close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C.According to Norton, viral hepatitis is referred to as a “silent epidemic” since most people do not realise they are infected (asymptomatic) and, over decades, it slowly progresses to liver disease.The Public Health Minister noted that over the last decade, Guyana has had success with its Immunisation Programme.It was in the 1970s, he said, that the programme started to vaccinate against six diseases namely measles, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, and tuberculosis.“But it was only in 2012, that additional antigens against diseases including yellow fever, hepatitis B, mumps, heamophilus influenza, rubella, rotavirus and pneumococcal, meningococcal and human papilloma virus were introduced.Since then there has been significant progress towards protecting Guyana from vaccine-preventable diseases” Norton disclosed.last_img read more

Witness in Pastor Biting Neighbor’s Wife Nose Case Jailed

first_imgA Drama unfolded at the Temple of Justice on Tuesday, July 15, when a lady who had gone to testify in favor of a Pastor accused of biting his neighbor’s wife’s nose was arrested and jailed at the Monrovia Central Prison.Tuesday’s arrest and detention of witness Vida Koko was ordered by Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A,’ after prosecutors’ complained that she had been named as one of the co-defendants on the indictment to be tried alone with Pastor Edward K.Weah.Prosecutors further alleged that an indictee-turned-witness had been escaping from prosecution since the arrest and subsequent detention of Pastor Weah and his wife Mother Marthaline Weah.The Weahs are the founder and pastors of the Christ the King Ministries in the former Voice of America (VOA) community on the Roberts Field Highway.Pastor Weah with his wife Mother Marthaline Weah, had already denied the allegation when they testified earlier, before they named Koko as their witness.It all started after the Pastor’s  lawyers asked the court to qualify their fourth witness Madam Koko, which request  was granted and she was allowed to take the stand.Minutes after she rested with her testimony, the prosecuting team quickly raises the issue with the court, arguing that the witness was among several individuals that were part of the riot and had been escaping from justice.It was after further investigation of the prosecution’s complaint that the court established that indeed Koko was actually indicted along with the Weah.Though pastor Weah has since denied the charge of Aggravated Assault in open court, the fourth defense witness who took the stand, defended Weah (Pastor Weah) as being innocent.Koko in her testimony alleged that it was Lucia Oberly and her family that jumped on the defendant, threw him to the ground, punched him in the face and wound him seriously.She further testified that at no time did Pastor Weah bite the victim’s nose, as it had been alleged by the state.Pastor Weah was accused and charged with “Aggravated Assault by the government,  alleging that he bit the nose of Madam Lucia Oberly during a fight in the victim’s backyard. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘48 Hours Jail for Amara Konneh Still Stands’

first_imgThe President Pro-Tempore and Senator of Gbarpolu County, Armah Zolu Jallah, has maintained that the decision by the Senate during its 9th Day Sitting on Tuesday, February 9, for Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh to face jail sentence for 48 hours remains.He said that plenary is awaiting the result of the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Senator G. Alphonso Gaye before further proceedings.Pro-Temp Jallah unequivocally stated that “Article 34 (d) empowers the Legislature to levy taxes, duties, imposes excise and other revenues, borrow money, issue currency, mint coins, and to make appropriations for the fiscal governance of the Republic, amongst others.”Besides Senator Gaye’s motion for reconsideration, lawyers for the Ministry of Finance have also filed a stay order on proceedings of the contempt of the Legislature, which was used to impose the 48 hours sentence on the Minister.In another development, the Gbarpolu County Lawmaker has expressed concern about the security implication over how Article 7 of the final peace agreement on Liberia, the Accra Peace Accord (APA) signed on August 18, 2003, has been implemented. According to Pro Temp Jallah, Article 7 of the Peace Accord speaks to the issue of disbandment of the irregular forces, reforming and restructuring of the Liberian Armed Forces. “The irregular forces here refer to the rebel and armed groups during the civil war. The error here is that the regular Armed Forces have been dissolved and new forces recruited,” he said.Senator Jallah has therefore called on the nation to recognize “this error and find the way forward in the interest of national security.”He meanwhile issued several recommendations that are the best way forward to reinforce the country’s military strength, especially in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown plan.Senator Jallah has recommended that the next National Budget (2016/2017) appropriates US$2m as a compensation package for the dissolved army to enable them cater to the needs of their respective families; that members of the dissolved army, who still have age in their favor and integrity to serve the country, be recalled into active service, and that the next National Budget (2016/2017) appropriates US$500,000 as a compensation package for the widows of disbanded Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).Senator Jallah told journalists that if these steps were considered, they would be lasting solutions to the consistent calls and threats by members of the dissolved regular army and the widows of those whose lives were claimed by the war.The Pro-Temp did not say how many widows stand to benefit should the government adhere to his recommendations.Up to the time the widows protested for their husbands’ benefits, they were about 600 in number with ages ranging from 18 to approximately 46 and many of them claimed they had married to the soldiers with ranks from Colonel and above.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North Peace Gymnastics receives new equipment

first_imgThings are starting to look up for the North Peace Gymnastics Association. New equipment has arrived at the association’s temporary home at the Stonebridge Hotel.Lorie Barrette of the gymnastics association said Saturday will be an even bigger day for the group as that’s when the equipment will be set up in the ballroom that they are occupying.“It’s amazing watching it all come in. It will be more amazing when we put it together on Saturday. We have a gentleman coming from Ontario to help set us all up and utilize all the space,” she said.- Advertisement -Going forward the plan is to go to go “full blown” in January for recreation programs while December will consist mostly of drops ins.last_img

Goal poacher tops Mwalala’s Bandari wishlist

first_img“We definitely have to beef up our striking force and get a killer striker who can finish a game. We had so many scoring chances but we could not utilize them. But I can’t blame the boys because we have never been in this stage before and sometimes experience plays a crucial role,” Mwalala said.“As much as we want to boost the striking force, we will also look to ensure that we have a good team all round.” Mwalala added.He noted that the difference between his side and Horoya was the experience and praised his boys for showing that they can compete with the big boys.“We have done a good show and we have showed that we are a force in Kenyan football. We had the ability to progress, but again football is a game of chances.”Bandari FC players hurdle together for prayer before their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round tie against Guinea’s Horoya at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on November 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“My game plan was to get one or two goals in the first half and when you miss the chances like we had, you will always get punished by an experienced team,” the youthful tactician noted.Bandari only needed to win 2-0 at home to make history, and they should have easily done that within the opening quarter hour of the game.But instead, they were punished by an Ocansey Mandela goal in the second half to deflate their hopes.Having tasted the experience of continental football. Mwalala wants a return.“Our journey back here starts immediately. To play continental football you have to either win the league or the Cup. We know what it means to play at this stage and definitely we want to come back and do better,” Mwalala noted.Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala (pointing) expresses a point on the touchline during the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round tie against Guinea’s Horoya at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on November 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe dockers straight away shift their focus to Kenyan Premier League action and they will be in Kisumu on Wednesday taking on Western Stima at the Moi Stadium.Bandari are looking to challenge for the KPL title and Mwalala believes with the experience they have picked playing continental football, they will be able to challenge Gor who have dominated the local scene over the last six seasons.“I know there will be a bit of fatigue but we can’t make excuses. We must put ourselves in a position to be in the continent again and the journey starts Wednesday,” he noted.With a two-game deficit, Bandari are placed seventh on the KPL log with 11 points and with victory over Stima, they can go as high as fourth.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala (pointing) with members of his backroom staff during the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round tie against Guinea’s Horoya at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on November 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 4 – Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala has admitted that he will need to sign a ‘killer striker’ if his side is to comfortably compete in continental football next season.The dockers were on the door of history to qualify to the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup, but bowed out to Guinea’s Horoya AC in the play-off round after losing a myriad of scoring opportunities.last_img read more

DONEGAL TRUCK BOSS PROMISES MORE PROTESTS IF NEW GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ACT

first_imgThe organiser of a massive truck protest which converged on Dail Eireann today has revealed he has secured a meeting with the new Minister for Transport.But Donegal businessman John McLaughlin warned that if polticians don’t keep their promise, he will bring the country to a standstill with another huge truck protest.The Covoy-based haulier, of JML Transport, today handed in a letter of protest at Leinster House complaining about the recent hike in fuel costs. Gardai appealed to protestors not to bring Dublin to a standstill and an agreement was reached to allow just 15 vehicles into the city centre.Mr McLaughlin earlier led a fleet of trucks into the city centre after travelling from Donegal on Monday and picking up almost 100 vehicles along the way.They were also joined by two coach-loads of people from across Donegal who travelled up earlier this morning.Now the Donegal businessman has revealed he has been promised a meeting by Fine Gael if, as expected, they win the upcoming general election. However Mr McLaughlin, whose workforce has been depleted from a workforce of 78 to just 8 within two years, has promised strong action if he does not secure that meeting with the Government.“We have behaved ourselves all along and done everything by the book and co-operate with the Gardai.“We are hopeful that we can get that meeting with the new Government and we have to take people on their word on that.“But I can tell you that if we do not get that meeting within three weeks then we will bring this country to a standstill with a massive truck protest.“That is not a threat but we have to follow through with this and show the new Government that we mean business. “This does not just involve the transport companies because the ordinary person on the street is having to pay up to €20 a week just to run their car and they simply can’t afford that,” he said.EndsDONEGAL TRUCK BOSS PROMISES MORE PROTESTS IF NEW GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ACT was last modified: February 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY GAEL’S JIGS AND REELS – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThis Sunday night sees weeks of blistered feet and bruised egos finally pay off when Letterkenny Gaels host a gala night of Jigs and Reels in the Mount Errigal Hotel.A total of 30 dancers will be performing on the night. The show will commence at 7:00 pm and a great night of entertainment is guaranteed for all. Dancers have been going through their paces over the past eight weeks, as the pictures show and with only fours days to go the excitment is building.So don’t miss out on this wonderful event, come along and enjoy the fun and dance. A few tickets are still available costing Adult €10, Student €7 or Family €25.  A SNEAK PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY GAEL’S JIGS AND REELS – IN PICTURES! was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:jigs and reelsLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more