Nature Isle Toastmasters Club Encourages You to Prepare for the Future

first_img Share 64 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LettersLifestyleReader Bites Nature Isle Toastmasters Club Encourages You to Prepare for the Future  by: – June 18, 2020 Tweet As the novel Corona-Virus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19) continues to affect us all, it has created a new opportunity for us to explore working and operating in a virtual environment both at individual and organizational levels.With the spread of the virus, our club has taken to online meetings, which have so far proven to be a convenient way to continue on our mission to empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.The harsh reality is that, even when this pandemic is over nothing will be the same, things will not magically return to what we knew as normal, in fact I believe there will be a new normal.  NITC urges you to be ready for that phase which will come.  James Hume said “The art of communication is the language of leadership”.  NITC is here to help you improve your public speaking and communication skills and assist you in building your leadership skills.The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club has a special gift at this time for our current, past and prospective members.  This is in the form of a whooping reduction in dues payable for the upcoming Toastmasters half year.Dues payable is reduced to EC$150.00. This will cover the registration fee and fees for the next Toastmasters quarter (July, August and September 2020) for new and returning members and half year (July to December 2020) for existing members.  I encourage businesses and other organizations to take advantage of this offer to ensure that their staff or members continue to strive toward professional development amid this Covid-19 pandemic. You are free to share this offer with your co-workers and across your professional and personal networks, so they can take advantage of this valuable offer.We take pride and comfort in knowing NITC is here for you and your organizations during these challenging times. You do not have to put your professional aspirations on hold.  Kermecia Matthew-HarrisPresidentNature Isle Toastmasters Club – https://natureisle.toastmastersclubs.org/last_img read more

Munster hoping Murray can line out against Leicester

first_imgMunster head coach Anthony Foley will be hoping that Conor Murray will be given the all-clear to start at scrum-half as they prepare for tomorrow’s visit of the Leicester Tigers to Thomond Park.Meanwhile, Leinster will reveal this lunchtime if Sean O’Brien has recovered from an inner-ear problem in time for Sunday’s daunting trip to face reigning European champions Toulon.Later tonight, Ulster and Connacht are both in action. Ulster are without the likes of Iain Henderson, Darren Cave, Dan Tuohy and Peter Nelson as they prepare to host French giants Toulouse in their Champions Cup Pool 1 clash at Kingspan Stadium.Connacht are without 18 first-team players as they attempt to continue their good run of form in the Challenge Cup when the Newcastle Falcons visit the Sportsground.Both matches will kick-off at 7:45last_img read more

Sala: Nantes Goes to FIFA to Demand First Payment from Cardiff

first_imgNantes has dragged Cardiff before FIFA, demanding the payment of the agreed transfer fee on late Emiliano Sala Nantes has appealed to FIFA after Cardiff City failed to meet the deadline for the first £5million payment of Emiliano Sala’s transfer fee.The first payment for the Argentine striker, who died in a plane crash in the English Channel on January 21, had been due on Tuesday.But the Premier League club is withholding payment until crash investigations were completed and they were satisfied over ‘anomalies’ around the deal. Sala’s transfer fee of £15m had been due to be paid in three instalments and Nantes wrote to Cardiff on February 5 requesting the first of them by February 20.The clubs later agreed to extend the deadline but that has now passed without movement on Cardiff’s side.Nantes has now contacted world football’s governing body to arbitrate in the matter.A FIFA statement read: “We can confirm that we have received yesterday evening a claim from FC Nantes against Cardiff City in connection with the transfer of Emiliano Sala.“We are looking into the matter and consequently we have no further comments at this stage.”Sala, 28, was Cardiff’s record signing and was due to report to the club for training on January 22.But the Malibu Piper N264DB light aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson from Nantes to the Welsh capital went missing near the Channel Islands on January 21Sala’s body was found in the wreckage of the plane 13 days after it vanished but the body of Ibbotson has still not been located.Cardiff Chairman Mehmet Dalman has said that Cardiff will be ‘honourable’ with Nantes if they are contractually obliged to pay them the transfer fee.Fellow French club Bordeaux is due 50 per cent of the fee because of a sell-on clause in the deal with Nantes back in 2015.UK’s Sportsmail reported that a preliminary report into the crash has raised questions about whether the pilot was legally licensed to carry the player, in a development that could encourage Cardiff to continue withholding payment.The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report says the Piper Malibu aircraft was not licensed for commercial use.Pilot Mr Ibbotson, who died along with Sala in the plane, was entitled to transport the player on a private basis.But to do so he would have needed to pay at least half the operating costs of the flight, under aviation rules governing the carrying of passengers.The rules – which allow non-commercial pilots to gain experience by taking passengers on a ‘cost sharing’ basis – also dictate that he needed to have had ‘a bona fide purpose for making the flight’ other than carrying Sala.“The flight must not be made for the purpose of merely transporting the passenger,” the AAIB report stated.There is no known evidence that Ibbotson was making the trip to France for any reason other than taking the player.He was called upon to make the journey at the last minute when Sala – in need of a jet to get home on Saturday January 19 – made it clear at 7.45pm the previous day that he had found no way of making the trip.Agent Willie McKay, mandated by Nantes to find a buyer for Sala, asked his regular first-choice pilot David Henderson to make the flight but he was unavailable.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

U-23 AFCON: Watch highlights of Ghana’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon [VIDEO]

first_imgGhana and Cameroon played out a 1-1 draw in their opening game at the CAF U-23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Friday.The Black Meteors picked up a point after Mohammed Habib’s equaliser, four minutes from time cancelled out a wonderful free-kick from Cameroon’s Franck Evina.The first half had ended goalless with Cameroon the better side for much of the opening 45 minutes.Coach Ibrahim TankoThey took the lead deservedly in the 60th minutes as Evina curled in a brilliant free-kick.The Ghanaians dominated the rest of the game and found an equaliser with four minutes to go as Habib pounced on a ball over the top and poked the ball past the goalkeeper.Ghana will now face hosts Egypt before playing against Mali who lost to the Egyptians in the first game.See the highlights of the game belowSEE ALSO: See great skill by Black Meteors’ Sarpong that sent Cameroon player flying off the pitch [VIDEO]last_img read more