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As the saying goes “it is better to give a man or woman their flowers when they are alive”; therefore, LIB Life is now releasing its first annual list of Personality of the Year to honor those whose positive achievement and record breaking moments stood above the others.Whether you like them or not, our five honoree’s personal integrity and talent is an indication that they deserve being on the list after squeezing out five others contenders…1. Topping the Personality of the Year list, DenG set one of the greatest records ever in Liberia’s struggling music industry when he became the first Liberian musician to receive an MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) nomination.The “Kemah” crooner got his nomination in the “Listener’s Choice” award category along with other hit makers like BeBe Cool and Prince Kayee, just to name a few.Since he emerged on the music scene few years ago, DenG has bagged several awards as well as helping to redefine and refine the sound of Afrobeat music in Liberia, which set the pace for others to follow.2. Moving to the US less than a year and unknown as a model, Candace Sayonkon fought the odds to gain recognition as an international model when she walked the runway of East Coast Fashion Week in Virginia with impressive results, which took her to New York Fashion Week.At New York Fashion Week, she walked the aisle at five events, some including the ASC Fashion Week, WYP Creative Art and Industry, and Midwest Fashion Week.With such an early success, Candace booked her name among Liberians who have displayed or walked the event.As a model, Candace’s ability to succeed lies in patience, integrity, self –reliance and the will power to make harder decisions and stand by them.3. Sitting third place on the list, Dream Debo made history with his blockbuster film “Freedom” which sold 19,000 copies and generated a total intake of L$1,400,000, with a profit of L$1,356,000.During the first 11 days after the movie was released in late February this year, it sold 10,000 copies at the wholesale price of L$50 and 9,000 copies at a retail price for L$100. Freedom was produced on a budget of US$5,000. 4. Gospel icon Kanvee Adams made history this year when she became the first gospel artist to receive the KORA Awards, the Pan-African equivalent of the American-based Grammy Awards, nomination in the “Female Artist of the Year” category.Her song “Heart Desire” was chosen to battle five other popular African artists, including Nigeria’s Laura George, South Africa’s Rebecca Malope, and Kenya’s Gloria Muliro for the honor.The other two nominees are Samira Adzabe and Sarah Hagos of Rwanda and Eritrea respectively.Unfortunately, this year’s KORA Awards was not held after it was postponed due to technical problems a few days before the event.Kanvee, who is a multiple award winner, has played a very major role in taking Liberian gospel music to another lever with soul touching lyrics and quality sounds. 5. Last on the list, we have award winning poet Lekpele Nyamalon whose debut collection “Yearnings of a Traveler” was rated the “number one bestseller” on Amazon for African Poetry in its first 20 days of release.In addition to that, Lekpele became the only Liberian to have his work featured in the Open Society Initiative of West Africa’s (OSIWA) International Poetry Anthology collection titled ‘Soaring Africa’ launched this year.Lekpele, whose ability to inspire and stir the mind with his pen served as an official guest at the Babishai Niwe International Poetry Festival in Kampala. He was also a guest at the Lagos International Poetry Festival and took part in a panel discussion and poetry evening with legendary African poet and playwright Wole Soyinka.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Quarterfinal win A 33-10 victory over France and a 34-5 win over the USA on the opening day of the Edinburgh Sevens, the final stop in the IRB Sevens World Series, ensured a first ever overall sevens rugby world title for South Africa, under coach Paul Treu. The win lifted Fiji up to second in the final Sevens World Series standings, above England, but some way behind South Africa. This time around the Scots dumped the English 33-17 in pool play. They suffered a 22-17 reversal against the hugely impressive Kenya, who evolved into a true Sevens power during the course of the season, and then beat Canada 26-5. One point in itRenfred Dazel, the sweeper and an excellent playmaker, then broke the line before beating the Fijian sweeper to score South Africa’s third try. With the conversion going over, SA trailed 20-19 and it was anyone’s game. Some enterprising running, however, created half a gap for Ryno Benjamin and he forced his way over to the right of the uprights, which left captain Mzwandile Stick with a tricky kick to tie the game and send it into sudden death overtime. His kick was straight and true. 1 June 2009 Although the title had been clinched, South Africa had to put their celebrations on hold until after the completion of the Edinburgh event as they progressed to the title-deciding contest. Scotland’s form On Sunday, Scotland edged out Samoa, who had scored some big wins on the opening day – 38-7 over Georgia, 21-14 over Wales, and 42-7 over Argentina – by 14 points to 12. That win put South Africa into the semi-finals where they faced the hosts, Scotland. The Scots had reached the semi-finals of the previous round, at Twickenham, where they fell to England, who went on to beat New Zealand to score a victory on home soil. South Africa finished the season with victories in Dubai, George, and Adelaide, while England won in Wellington and London, Fiji took victory in Hong Kong and Edinburgh, and Argentina won in San Diego. New Zealand had dominated the previous season’s series on their way to the title, but they were left behind in the 2008/09 series, eventually having to settle for fourth. Last season’s champions met South Africa in the final match in Pool A to decide which side would top the standings and, as it had been for most of the season, it was SA that came out on top, winning a tight contest 14-12. A superb try by Vereniki Goneva, in which he exhibited both strength and skill, put Fiji well in command and it looked as if the final had been decided. But it was far from over. Lucky tryFiji kept pressing and were rewarded with their third try before the break through Osea Kolinisau. They were somewhat lucky as a television replay proved that he had been tackled into touch before dotting down, but the try stood as decisions in Sevens are made by the on-field officials and not by television replays. A third missed conversion attempt, however, left them only 15-7 in front, despite outscoring South Africa by three tries to one in the half. Fiji continued to dominate possession and created a massive overlap on the right flank. All Benjamin could do was shepherd the try scorer Pio Tuwai out wide, which resulted in a missed conversion attempt. Gio Aplon came up centimetres short as South Africa exerted stiff pressure on the islanders, but it wasn’t long before he broke through to reduce the gap to 20-12. In overtime Gip Aplon broke Scottish hearts by breaking through for the try that sent SA into the final. Treu’s charges opened the second day with a 17-7 victory over a rejuvenated Australia, who had impressed on the opening day, beating Spain 24-7 and whitewashing Portugal 29-0 before suffering a narrow 26-19 defeat to Fiji. SA also reached the final of the Cup in Hong Kong and Edinburgh, the semi-finals of the Cup competitions in San Diego and London, and won the Plate competition in Wellington. The Fijians started the final strongly, controlling the ball as South Africa struggled to get possession. Emosi Vucago put the islanders in front, but Ryno Benjamin replied for the series champions, and a successful conversion made it 7-5 in their favour. South Africa got hold of the ball but, with time ticking down, they were penalised at a breakdown. The Fijians delayed taking the free kick and there were only two seconds left on the clock when they finally did. A kick into touch and they had won the Edinburgh Sevens. Praise from the coachCoach Paul Treu praised his team after the completion of the tournament. “It’s a bit disappointing to end the season like this,” he said, “but I told the guys that we have been the most consistent team of the year. “There’s been some great moments this season and what the guys have achieved will go down in eternity. “We have waited for 10 years to win the IRB World Sevens Series, so we might as well enjoy this. We are the best team in the world and now we are going back to South Africa as the champions of the world. Let’s not forget that feeling because it does not happen every day. Final points’ standingsSouth Africa finished on 132 points, Fiji were second on 102, England ended with 98, fourth-placed New Zealand had 88, Argentina 68, and sixth-placed Kenya 64. With their home fans roaring them on, Scotland started very impressively against South Africa, retaining possession very effectively before finally breaching the South African defence through Sean Lamont. The match then became something of an arm wrestle and, with time running out, South Africa found themselves still seven points down. “I would also like to thank all our great supporters in South Africa and then also a huge thanks to SA Rugby for their support.” Fiji reach final In the second semi-final, Fiji outplayed Wales 28-14, with only a late five-pointer bringing some sort of respectability to the scoreline for the Welsh. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
A woman from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), married to a local, has won sarpanch and panch seats uncontested from north Kashmir’s Kupwara on Tuesday.“Arifa Begum, 35, has won the elections. She has all required documents like voter identity card etc. to contest the polls,” said Additional Commissioner (Revenue), Kupwara, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din. Ms. Begum, a resident of PoK capital Muzaffarabad’s Palandari village, had submitted her nomination papers for both panch and sarpanch seats from Khumriyal-B in Kupwara.Locals said Ms. Begum’s husband Ghulam Mohammad Mir crossed the Line of Control and sneaked into PoK in 2001 “apparently for arms training.” In 2010, Mr. Mir took the Nepal route to return to his village, while availing the then “rehabilitation policy for stranded youth in PoK” offered by the government and has surrendered.“During my stay in Muzaffarabad, I met the girl and decided to marry her,” Mr. Mir was quoted saying in an interview. Ms. Begum has been provided “adequate security,” as separatists and militants have called for a boycott of the elections.129 in frayAt least 129 candidates are in the fray for 59 sarpanch halqas and 532 candidates for 455 panch wards in Kupwara.The Jammu and Kashmir Constitution reserves 25 seats in the Assembly for the representatives of people of PoK.A nine-phase poll for the grass-root level institution has begun on November 11. The previous elections were held in 2011 and around 80% voters participated in the polls.According to the State Election Commission, 4,483 panchayat halqas comprising 35,029 panch constituencies will be elected in nine phases. A total of 58,54,208 voters are registered for the polls.
Cirkus, the subscription VOD service for pay TV platforms, has launched on Swedish MSO Com Hem.The service went live as part of Com Hem’s new TiVo offer. Cirkus packages British content and has deals with ITV Studios, BBC Worldwide and All3Media among others, giving it shows including Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Poirot.Drama series Marchlands and The Syndicate will also be on Cirkus on Com Hem and have never before aired in Sweden.Cirkus costs Com Hem customers SEK49 (€5.50) on a six-month contract or SEK79 a month without a long-term commitment.“The idea with TiVo is to offer our customers the best TV experience possible by combining great content with smart functionality” said Com Hem’s Director of TV and Content, Simon Gate. “With Cirkus we are adding whole seasons of some of the most successful TV dramas in Sweden.”“We have worked hard to develop a service that makes the very best of British TV available to Com Hem subscribers in a way that supports how they increasingly like to consume content – complete seasons, available on-demand, with episodes being able to be watched back-to-back.” said Mark Bradford, Co-Founder & Director of Cirkus.DTVE sister title TBI was the first to report about the creation of Cirkus in March.
The new Apple TV boxApple has issued an update for its tvOS Apple TV software, letting owners of the latest generation Apple TV box use voice controls to enter text and search for apps.The tvOS 9.2 update enables remote control-triggered dictation in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.Additional language support means that Siri now also understands Spanish in the US, French in Canada and lets users choose between Australian English, UK English, or US English.Other new features in the update include the ability for users to access their iCloud Photo Library on their TV, and the option to create folders to organsie apps.“tvOS 9.2 also includes an update for your Apple TV Remote. This update adds compatibility with Samsung sound bars and improves general performance,” said Apple in the release notes.The update is available now for fourth generation Apple TV boxes, which Apple launched in September. News of the update came as Apple launched the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro – the latest additions to its mobile device lines.