Igali Gets International Wrestling Federation’s Appointment

first_imgPresident of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Honourable Daniel Igali has been appointed as a member of the Technical Commission of the International Wrestling Federation otherwise known as the United World Wrestling (UWW).The UWW is the international governing body for amateur wrestling and its duties include overseeing wrestling at the Olympics.An elated Igali said he was informed of the appointment on Wednesday and he would serve for a period of three years between 2017 and 2020, saying the appointment would be an opportunity to contribute once again to the sport at the highest level. Igali has paid his dues several times over to wrestling and he captained the Nigerian wrestling team to the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada but became a sensation on the mat after acquiring the Canadian citizenship in 1998.In the colours of his adopted country (Canada), Igali won 116 consecutive matches wrestling at Simon Fraser University from 1997 to 1999. He placed fourth at the 1998 world championships and finished second at the 1998 World Cup and won a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games.At the 2000 Summer, Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Igali won a gold medal in the Men’s 69 kg freestyle wrestling and also the gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, in the Men’s 74 kg freestyle wrestling.In 1998, he was fourth at the World Championships and second at the World Cup. He became a citizen in 1998. He was the first Canadian to win the world championship. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012.On the home turf, he’s the Chairman, House Committee on Sports in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly; and doubles as the Chairman, Nigeria Olympic Technical Committee.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Arson suspected after fire razes D’Urban Backlands house

first_imgA fire suspected to be an act of arson completely destroyed a house at Lot 76 D’Urban Backlands in Georgetown on Sunday afternoon, consuming everything of value, including furnishings.The ruins of the house destroyed by fireThe fire reportedly started about 13:10h, and although firefighters arrived promptly on scene, they did not manage to stop the inferno.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, the house was already reduced to ashes, but the embers were still engaging the attention of the firefighters, as shocked neighbours stood watching.The owner of the house, Kerwin Harris, 28, told this newspaper that he was in the backlands when he heard about the fire, and he rushed home to see what he could do, but was not able to save anything.Harris, whose house was located at the side of his father’s, said he had two females who lived with him in the house a while back, and about three weeks ago, one of them had attempted to burn the house down.The dumpsite worker said that on that occasion he had averted the fire when he realized that one of the two women had set a mattress ablaze in an attempt to burn down the house. That matter, according to him, was reported to the Police station in the area, and investigations thereof were still ongoing.“Me and some girl (two) went out before. I don’t have anybody around me now. They light afire the house from the king size mattress that was on the right side of the house,” he explained.Harris told Guyana Times he strongly believes the same women may be responsible for the fire, especially since the house was abandoned for some time, but contained furniture and equipment. He said the fire could not be electrical in origin as the house currently had no electricity.“Look now, is start over I got to start over all again. Is real pressure they put me in, budday. Coz you boy trying all the time, you boy is a hustler. It will be hard to start over, but I have to do what I could do,” he lamented while explaining that he worked hard to build his home.The man’s father, Wilfred Dick, also spoke with this newspaper. He recounted that he was taking a nap when his teenage son woke him and informed him about the blaze. By the time he had gone to see what was taking place, the fire had already spread to most of the wooden structure.He said, “All I could do was to wet my house until the firemen came.”Dick also told this newspaper that about three weeks ago, two young ladies with whom his son is associated attempted to light the house afire, and nobody was living in the home, because it had been abandoned for a while now.A neighbour who asked not to be named told this newspaper that Harris was living with his pregnant girlfriend a few houses away, and had abandoned his house. He allegedly had relationships with the two women who stayed at his house, and when his girlfriend found out, they had a huge fight.According to the neighbour, the women attempted to beat Harris’s pregnant girlfriend, and in the process attempted to burn Harris’s house down. Although he had managed to save it on the previous occasion, neighbours believe that the women may have found some way to get into the house and set it ablaze.While the firefighters were preparing to leave, Harris’s pregnant girlfriend was shouting and cursing at neighbours whom she might have suspected of also lighting the house on fire. The girlfriend (name unknown) ended up in a fist fight with a female neighbour who she also accused of setting the house on fire. The Police later intervened, arresting the two women and taking them to the Police station. It is not clear if the women were charged.The matter is now under full investigation by the Police and the Fire Service.last_img read more

New MBA Jobs Deloitte Visa Fidelity and More

first_imgNew MBA Jobs: Deloitte, Visa, Fidelity and More regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC Whether it’s an entry level placement for recent graduates, or a position fit for a seasoned business veteran who just added an MBA to their resume, there’ lots of exciting new MBA jobs out there. This week is no different—check out some of the best new MBA jobs out there below:Senior Consultant – DeloitteDeloitte is one of the largest consulting firms in the country, and often hires top MBA talent into Senior Consultant positions out of graduate school. New hires are able to apply their business skills and acumen toward helping clients solve complex business issues. There are opportunities to join either the Commercial or the Government & Public Services Practice of Deloitte, both of which support a hire’s progression down a well-defined career path toward a management role. Candidates should have an MBA degree with 3-5 years work experience, preferably in a large company.If you’re currently completing your MBA, Deloitte actively recruits students from select schools nationally. Please visit Deloitte’s interactive campus map to see when recruiters will visit your campus. You can also visit the Deloitte careers page to see other job openings as well. Consulting Manager – VisaVisa is hiring new Consulting Managers at several locations across the United States, including Foster City, CA; San Francisco, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Seattle, WA; Ashburn, VA; Bellevue, WA; Austin, TX; and Highlands Ranch, CO. The position is specifically for newly graduated MBAs—candidates must graduate between August 2018—August 2019 to be eligible for the job. Consulting Managers in this position will gain invaluable global product strategy and management experience.Responsibilities of the Consulting Manager include:Reviewing the global market landscape and identifying new opportunitiesSupporting assigned strategic initiatives to grow Visa’s global market share in the small business segmentDeveloping product roadmaps for assigned productsWorking with other internal teams in multiple-regions to enhance product functionality Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail You can find this job, and many more, at Visa’s careers page.Equity Research Analyst – Fidelity InternationalFidelity International is hiring MBAs to fill open Equity Research Analyst positions. According to the firm, analysts visit with companies and their executive, along with customers, competitors, suppliers, and independent experts to fully understand a firm’s chances of success or failure. Fidelity has early career opportunities at it’s Hong Kong; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan offices. During the 12-week program, candidates research individual stocks and present findings to a panel of senior investors.Core responsibilities of the Equity Research Analyst include:Conducting industry and company researchModeling and valuing companiesMaking recommendations to firms that will influence their share price over the coming yearsVisit the Fidelity careers page to see more job openings.MLP Commercial Manager – BPBP is hiring a new MLP Commercial Manager at its Chicago office. This key role within the Business Development and Commercial team is responsible for leading asset drops between BP America and BP Midstream Partners. According to BP, the role is vital to the success of midstream growth for BP Fuels North America and plays in integral role in ensuring asset readiness for sale. This position is MBA preferred.Major MLP Commercial Manager responsibilities include:Leading MLP drops from a business perspective in close engagement with other teams and groupsCapturing value through driving asset readiness for drop through partnership with the business as requiredDeveloping and document drop process and lessons learntDeveloping organizational capability to effectively manage drop processSee more jobs like this at BP’s careers page.Senior Manager, Digital Operations & Implementation, Portfolio Management – Kaiser PermanenteKaiser Permanente is hiring a Senior Manager of Digital Operations & Implementation, Portfolio Management at its Pleasanton, CA office. The new hire will be responsible for the management and leadership of several process improvement and process management activities. Process management functions include: data gathering and analysis, best practice research, process mapping, developing and recommending alternatives for improvement, developing performance metrics, and implementing improvements. This is not an entry level position—an MBA is preferred, as well as a minimum three years of management experience and eight years of process and/or project management, consulting, or related business experience.Job responsibilities of the Senior Manager include:Selecting, developing, and deploying staff in the most effective manner to meet assigned objectivesOverseeing performance management, compensation decisions, rewarding and recognizing employees, and providing ongoing, regular performance feedbackFormulating complex, effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization and/or functional areaDetermines objectives and setting priorities within the organization and with the client as appropriateKaiser Permanente posts this job, and many others, on its careers page. RelatedTop MBA Recruiters: DeloitteIf there’s one thing that every MBA grad has in common, it’s the desire for a great job after graduation. While that concept is different in execution for each individual, there’s no doubt that Deloitte would top the list. It was just named by LinkedIn as the 13th most sought…August 26, 2016In “Featured Home”How Can You Earn a Career at Deloitte?In 2017, Deloitte placed 11th out of “Fortune’s 100 Best Companies” to work for. It achieved its top slot thanks to the company’s focus on work/life balance where “you decide how fast paced/slow paced you want to take it.” In fact, 91 percent of Deloitte employees say their workplace is…February 22, 2018In “Career”New Consulting Job Openings Are Flourishing at These FirmsTop MBA talent has made its way into prestigious consulting firms for decades, creating what we’ve previously called “a virtuous circle,” where the demand for this talent grows. With high starting salaries and the opportunity to work with a range of clients across many industries, new MBA jobs at consulting…December 10, 2018In “Advice” About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini last_img read more