Uprok Announces All Liberian Music Festival

first_imgT. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Event Entertainment event organizer Uprok Events has announced a music festival which is intended to ensure the monetization of Liberia’s rising music industry.The All Liberian Music Festival, according to T. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Events will be held on March 14 at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) featuring several A-list and emerging artists and will bring together top producers and record label scouts in search of new artists.“The festival is predicated upon the need to sow neatly and tightly the loose intra-cultural relationship in Liberia by using music as a potent weapon of intercultural understanding, and medium of appreciation for the country’s arts and culture,” says Korpu.He added: “This year’s festival, like any one of our past events, will leave fans mesmerized with a lot of an unforgettable triple-treat experience.”The Uprok CEO added that, being the first of its kind in Liberia, the festival is also aimed at promoting unity among the players in the Liberia music industry—something which has been lacking over the years.“We will also like to announce that certain percentage of the total revenue generated will go to a development project to aid the industry, and this will be an entertainment arena that will host not least than 8,000 people, “he said.The Uprok CEO added that this festival is in line with Pillar one of President George M. Weah Pro- poor Agenda to empower Liberians with the tools to gain control of their lives through more equitable provision of opportunities in education, health, youth and development.Meanwhile, Mr. Korpu has called on the Government, business owners, small and large companies, influential individuals to join the company’s efforts to make the festival a success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Waddock returns as Aldershot boss

first_imgGary Waddock has returned to Aldershot Town for a second spell as manager.The former QPR player and manager, from Kingsbury, has left his job as assistant first-team coach at Barnet to return to the National League club on a rolling contract.Waddock led the Shots into the Football League in 2008 with a then record points total of 101. He has since managed Wycombe and had short spells in charge at Oxford United and Portsmouth.His first managerial job was at Rangers, where he was a hugely popular player in the 1980s and also had a spell as youth coach.He succeeded Ian Holloway at Loftus Road in 2006 but was replaced by John Gregory later that year following a series of poor results and behind-the-scenes problems.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Congress slams BJP leader in Assam

first_imgThe Congress in Assam has lashed out at BJP minority cell chief Syed Mominul Awal for stating that the Muslim MLAs belonging to the Congress were of Bangladeshi origin.Mr. Awal had on Monday said that of the 25 Congress MLAs in Assam’s 126-member Assembly, 15 have roots in Bangladesh. The Congress had 15 Muslim MLAs, but Mr. Awal excluded one of them — Rekibuddin Ahmed – from his list.Debabrata Saikia, head of Congress Legislature Party, said Mr. Awal was toeing the communal line of the BJP. “He has probably not read history, but he should think before speaking”.last_img read more

PBA D-League: Valencia City-San Sebastian blasts CD14 Designs to zero in on no. 1 seed

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PBA D-League: Family Mart-Enderun stuns AMA for breakthrough win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allyn Bulanadi leads Valencia City-San Sebastian. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Valencia City-San Sebastian dismantled CD14 Designs-Trinity, 105-82, to stay on course for a top seed finish in the Foundation Group in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Golden Harvest took their fourth straight win and pulled even with idle Centro Escolar University atop the Foundation Group at 7-1.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Emmanuel Bonleon had an early offensive spark, scoring 20 of his total 23 points in the first half to lead the Golden Harvest to a 36-23 lead heading into the break.Allyn Bulanadi, however, led Valencia’s offense with 28 points to go along six rebounds, two assists, and three steals while JM Calma had 16 points and 11 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re just taking it one game at a time and we have an opportunity to take the top spot and I think that was the reason why the players were so motivated,” said Golden Harvest head coach Egay Macaraya in Filipino.Clark Derige led the Stallions with 22 points and five rebounds but the team has yet to win after nine games. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

New York MBA News Johnson Student Interns With Innovative Water Nonprofit Stevens

first_img About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer New York MBA News: Johnson Student Interns With Innovative Water Nonprofit; Stevens Students Rewire Toy Cars for Children with Disabilities; Columbia Research Finds Employees Receive Feedback Better When It’s Measured Against Past Performance Rather Than Peers RelatedWhat are the Best Healthcare MBAs You Can Find in New York City?New York City is not only home to a number of the finest business schools in the world—it’s also where you can find some of the best healthcare programs this country has to offer. For those who want to get into healthcare management, options are out there that allow for…May 7, 2018In “Featured Home”Top MBA Recruiters: CitigroupMany MBAs seek employment from top financial services firms following graduation, and one firm close to the top of any “Dream Job” lists is Citigroup Inc. As reported in our “Best Companies to Intern For In Chicago”, Citigroup has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than…October 27, 2016In “Advice”6 Best Companies to Intern for in PhiladelphiaAh, Philadelphia: birthplace of independence, brotherly love, and the cheesesteak. Philly is also home to plenty of noteworthy companies and internship opportunities for MBA students across the region and country. According to Glassdoor.com, Philly made the list of top 20 cities in the country for internship openings. Along with having top…August 15, 2016In “Featured Home” Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week.Combatting the global water crisis with charity: water – Johnson Cornell FeedRecent Johnson MBA graduate Antony Wolfe-Cowen ’18 discussed his experience as an intern with New York City nonprofit charity: water. Wolfe-Cowen’s “non-traditional” internship was made possible through Johnson’s Social Impact Internship Fund. He took a role as part of the organization’s partnerships team, which “aligns with similar organizations that share a passion for solving the water crisis and want to collaborate innovatively,” including eBay, Pfizer, Caterpillar, Google, Amazon, and Nautica, among others.charity:water “operates in partnership with expert solution providers in the field to deliver a range of both traditional and technology-led water projects to poverty-stricken countries such as Malawi, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Rwanda.”Wolfe-Cowen was “given permission to co-create and structure the new position alongside the director of partnerships.” He “laid out how charity: water could enable future partners to make this program more seamless and integrated through technology [and] formulated a “growth strategy for a new partnership formed between charity: water and a leading international restaurant group.”Read the full article here.Driven to Succeed: Business, Engineering Expertise Creates Impact for Children with Disabilities – Stevens Institute of Technology BlogAs part of an internship with P.G. Chambers School, a private school for students with disabilities, Stevens students Lexi Pickell and Conor Daly undertook a project in which they “rewired a half-dozen battery-powered cars so that very young P.G. Chambers students who are not walking independently, and cannot operate wheelchairs, are able to get around.”Pickell, who switched to business from Computer Science, writes, “The team at P.G. Chambers explained that the children who use these cars have more opportunities to explore their environment and play with their friends, since moving in the toy cars put them at eye level with their peers.”According to the article, Pickell “rewired the cars to help children operate them at the push of a button; she also secured donations of new cars for the project. Daly won a scholarship from the Stevens Center for Healthcare Innovation for his contribution — a manual to help parents, teachers and therapists train toddlers to operate the cars safely.”Pickell writes, “I’ve been able to keep my concentration in Computer Science, for that tech background, but I’ve also developed important skills in project management, marketing and leadership that challenge me in new ways.”Daly adds, “Classes at Stevens encourage you to embrace outrageous ideas. There’s a big focus on challenging yourself and being innovative and not being afraid to try things that might seem impossible, like improving these cars so a 1-year-old could drive them.”Pickell says, “It was very gratifying to work with the therapists on such a meaningful project.”Read the full article here.Employees Receive Feedback Better When It’s Measured Against Their Past Performance Rather Than Their Peers – Columbia Business BlogColumbia’s Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business Joel Brockner, along with Cambridge-Judge Professor of Management Studies David De Cremer and Columbia PhD student Jinseok Chun, recently published new research that finds that “evaluating employees based on their past performance is better received and seen as more fair.”Brockner writes, “Our findings show that, simply put, the process matters. Oftentimes, the performance review process can be viewed as uncomfortable, unfair and uninspiring.”“In order to improve upon the fairness factor and thereby better ensure employees accept the feedback, managers must acknowledge the individual identities of their workers and their specific contributions to the organization over time.”The trio’s paper, How Temporal and Social Comparisons in Performance Evaluation Affect Fairness Perceptions, finds that when organizations “treat their employees in an individualized way, in contexts other than performance evaluations, it may help the employees develop more positive attitudes towards their jobs, which, in turn, could result in higher productivity, increased morale and bottom-line growth.”Read the full article here.center_img regions: New York City Last Updated Jun 6, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more