Mineke Foundation Launches Women’s Club

first_imgA non-governmental organization, Mineke Foundation over the weekend launched its Women’s Club aimed at building women’s skills in the country to ensure that they support themselves.The national coordinator for Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women at the Gender Ministry, Dominic Massaquoi said such a program needs the full support of the (Gender) ministry to decentralize its activities. “It is the obligation of women to take this project into their hearts as it will usher them into a marketable state in the future,” Massaquoi told them. He told the women that the institution is helping them to take advantage of the job market.“Women are potential people not quantity, but [you all] need to put more time to your training,” he urged them.He promised the women the ministry’s full support to extend the program across the Barnesville Community to benefit more residents, especially the women. Also speaking, Coordinator of the Mineke Foundation Bukola Ayoola said lack of women’s empowerment across the Gardnerville Township is a major problem.“We will invest more resources to make women contributors in the homes, and in their society through this skills training program,” she assured the participants.She said since the beginning of the women’s club more people have benefitted and the interest is growing among the community of women. Ms. Ayoola further said the increase in economic hardship has made it difficult for many women, especially the unskilled to succeed easily in Liberia.“We will tackle these hardships with vocational training courses, giving our women a brighter future and skills to start their own businesses,” she said, adding that courses offered focus on self responsibility, learning skills and teamwork.She noted that building the skills of women with the right economic approach and entrepreneurial knowledge makes them accountable to transform their lives.“An optimistic, practical and independent woman positively impacts her community, nation, family which is the basis for every developed country,” she emphasized.According to Ms. Ayoola, the women’s club was initiated this year with more them 60 women benefiting in soap making, pastries and vocational courses.She disclosed that currently there are about 40 women undergoing career training in the three-month soap making and nine month pastries course in the vocational school. Gardnersville Township Commissioner, Vamba F. Kenneh appreciated the foundation for the good work and appealed that they should extend it in other parts of the township.“I hope that these women will make this project as their first life priority in order to improve their own livelihood,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Busch Stadium era ends in 5-1 defeat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The stadium opened May 12, 1966, with the Cardinals beating the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals played six World Series in the stadium, winning two (1967 and 1982). They were 1,760-1,409 in the regular season, 35-18 in the postseason. – Apparently momentum doesn’t mean nearly as much as starting pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals came into Game 6 of the NL championship series on the heels of Albert Pujols’ dramatic ninth-inning, two-out, three-run homer that sealed a 5-4 win in Game 5. Rejuvenated, the 52,438 at Busch Stadium were delirious as the game began, cheering wildly for each Houston out in the first inning and giving Pujols a long standing ovation in his first at-bat, even as he struck out. – The Cardinals found themselves on the wrong end of another close call Wednesday. Demolition will begin within days as crews make way for completion of the new Busch Stadium being built next to the old ballpark. To those outside of St. Louis, Busch was known as one of the “cookie-cutter” ballparks built in the 1960s to house both baseball and football. To Cardinals fans, it has been a shrine, a place where more than 3 million traditionally congregate each season. Down 3-0 in the fifth, St. Louis had two on and none out when Abraham Nunez grounded hard to Oswalt, who fumbled the ball briefly and whose throw to second was off-target. Shortstop Adam Everett lunged to catch the ball and made a sweeping tag at Yadier Molina. Replays showed the tag might have missed Molina, but second base umpire Greg Gibson called Molina out. Manager Tony La Russa argued, unsuccessfully. – Hitting with two strikes is white-knuckle time for most batters. Not David Eckstein. The St. Louis Cardinals shortstop was second in the NL batting with two strikes, hitting .279 with six of his eight homers and 37 of his 61 RBIs. But his biggest two-strike at-bat was Monday, when he hit a 1-2 slider from Houston’s Brad Lidge for a single with two outs and nobody on in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS, setting the stage for Albert Pujols’ dramatic three-run homer. “I’ll take my chances, win or lose,” Eckstein said. “It’s a calming feeling to be up at the plate at that time.” His luck wasn’t so good Wednesday. Eckstein went to two strikes twice. He struck out in the fifth against Oswalt and grounded out to second in the eighth. Eckstein said he feels he has a responsibility to work the opposing pitcher. When he gets strike two, all he has to do is hit. “When I have two strikes, I feel free,” Eckstein said. “My job is to make the pitcher throw a lot of pitches, and when I swing at a bad pitch early in the count that bugs. Once I get to two strikes and I swing at a bad pitch, I don’t mind it at all.” – Finally, the Astros found success hitting with men in scoring position. Houston entered Game 6 hitting .103 (4-for-39) with men on second and/or third. On Wednesday, the Astros were 2-for-6 with two RBI singles, a sacrifice bunt and a successful squeeze bunt. Craig Biggio’s third-inning single and Morgan Ensberg’s seventh-inning hit drove home one run each. Adam Everett laid down a perfect squeeze bunt in the sixth. – Before this season, Abraham Nunez was a career backup. Scott Rolen’s injury problems have transformed Nunez, who returned to the Cardinals’ lineup after missing two games with a deep left thigh bruise, into an indispensable man in the lineup. He had one single in three at-bats. “Abe has come a long way, as far as importance,” La Russa said. “There’s no doubt about it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium hosted its last game. Forty seasons of baseball came to an end at the concrete relic when the Cardinals lost 5-1 to Houston Wednesday in Game 6 of the NL championship series, sending the Astros to the World Series against the Chicago White Sox. last_img read more