While is true that most people will say that they do not need a mentor to inspire them for a successful career, that is not the case with celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist, Lewina David, whose narrative has proven the significance of having a mentor.Having worked on high-profile celebrities like Bobby Valentino and Michelle Williams, the young makeup artist credits her success to Saisha Beecham, an internationally acclaimed makeup artist and hairstylist with more than a decade experience in the business.Unlike other teenage girls who were inspired to choose famous people as role models, Lewina was always impressed by the personal style of her mother, Counselor Rosemarie James. “My mother is a strong African woman who always rocked classic red lipstick. It was from these moments with her that developed in me the interest to becoming a makeup and a hairstylist,” said Lewina in an exclusive interview with LIB Life. “You know, when my mom used to wake up every morning to put on that red lipstick, I was impressed because she did it to reveal and enhance her beauty.”Moving to the United States of America from Liberia at the tender age of nine, Lewina’s dream of becoming a makeup artist developed in her early adult years. Typing the word “makeup” on the YouTube search engine opened the world of beauty for her. “At that instant I knew that being a makeup artist and hairstylist was definitely going to be my path. I begin practicing on my own to acquire different makeup techniques, and this happened three years ago,” she said.Knowing that she needed advanced training in order to become a reputable makeup artist and hairstylist, she originally declined to attend a two-week course offered by Saisha Beecham.Lewina recalled that she was reluctant to attend the class because of the cost of the course, describing said fees as too much for her at that time. “My ex-boyfriend was very instrumental in encourage me to seize the opportunity once and for all, since it is going to be in my own interest. So I later agreed with his point and immediately phoned my parents in Liberia to help me with US$275 for career training. My parents did not refuse, and sent it the following day,” she added.Lewina remembers that the first day she entered the training she saw it as a moment that needed all her efforts.“I told myself ‘this is the time you have been waiting for. It is right in front of you and all that is required is putting in your best or do nothing without achieving anything.’”From then she went on to achieving a lot in a very short period of time. Lewina’s advertisement credits include ESPN Magazine, Upscale Magazine, New African Magazine and many more.Silent for a while she said it took a lot of hard work to accomplish so much in the space of three years. “Accomplishing such fame was not as easy as we can talk about commonly. It happened because of consistency, dedication and passion for the field that made it possible for success,” she added.Looking to foster such a dream, she kept in constant contact with her mentor, Ms. Beecham, after the two-week training with updates of different makeup and hairstyle impressions of her own.Because of this, and the passion to learn more secrets of the craft, Beecham gave Lewina the opportunity to come under her wing as an apprentice to learn more.“From that moment, I knew that the time had come for me to actually realize my dreams; and so when the opportunity came, I was ready. I did very well to improve over time,” she said.Truly it was a gateway for the Liberian, as her mentor admired the improvements she made in the craft. From their onward madam Beecham started introducing the makeup artist to lot of celebrities. On many occasions Lewina was sent to do a celebrity client’s makeup and hairstyle, never disappointing her mentor as the clients would call back appreciating the work done.“I never took these chances for granted, but put in all my best to build my own name. It was from these opportunities that my name came to light,” she added.Then the greatest moment came when she had the opportunity to meet with Beyonce through her mentor Beecham, who let her do the makeup for the dancers in Beyonce’s video “Blow.”“Meeting the singer and her entire family in their Houston, Texas home was the highlight of my career that blew me up quickly. Working on set with the singer was great, and she is a very straight forward woman. I think meeting her is the greatest moment in my life,” she said.Meanwhile, the Founder and CEO of Liberia Fashion Marketing, Junda Morris Kennedy, has hailed Lewina for her amazing and creative makeup artistry. “For me she is a professional who has built her name through seeking, basically seeking her mentor’s help, and dedication, “ Junda said of Lewina.Junda, who nominated Lewina in the category for “Best Makeup Artist” at the annual West African Fashion Awards, explained: “That girl has lot of potentials that will make it easy for her to become a boom in the U.S. in a few years to come.”Looking to help Liberian fashion brands make a name in the U.S. industry, Lewina quickly got in touch with Lisa Gaye, founder of Angel’s Lips Cosmetics, to use the brand product on R&B artists SWV (Sisters With Voices) when she was contacted to do the makeup for their album cover.“I believe that helping Liberian brands to get out on the international market is the best thing. You see, we need to promote each other’s talent or entrepreneurial spirit for the betterment of our country. To be honest, Angel’s Lips products bring out the goddess of beauty in any woman who uses it,” she added.Lisa Gaye, founder of Angel’s Lips Cosmetics, said the fact that Lewina dedicated more time and actually worked tirelessly, she deservers such a worthy stardom.“The great thing I love about her work is that they are splendid and this is the reason she keeps working with top class celebrities. If you look at the cover photo for the SWV album, you could see the beauty in the work I’m talking about,” said Gaye.Other Lewina David clients include: Chrisette Michele, Will Packer and Al Sharpton. To find out more about her work, visit her website at www.lewinadavid.com, or look up Lewina David on Facebook and Instagram.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
PARIS, France, (APO) – Orange Money (www.OrangeMoney.Orange.fr) is available in Metropolitan France. This service is offered to Orange mobile subscribers in France and enables them to transfer money via their mobile to other Orange Money customers in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, and within Metropolitan France.“We are delighted to offer the Orange Money solution to our customers living in Metropolitan France and particularly to those with a link to Africa – this is a simple, secure and instant money transfer service between family and friends via mobile,” states Patrick Roussel, Orange France Consumer Sales Director.By launching the service in France, Orange is responding to strong demand from its customers with family or friends in Africa. Orange Money provides a money transfer service from France to Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal through a simple mobile transaction. Orange also makes it easier for recipients to withdraw money from over 30,000 Orange Money points in the three recipient countries, an unrivalled number of points of sale in these countries.This service will develop gradually and Orange intends to increase the number of points of sale in France. An Orange Money app will be available soon in France and Orange will look to expand the money transfer offer from France to other countries over time. For the launch of Orange Money in France, Orange is supported by its subsidiary W-HA, which has an EMI agreement and is authorized to issue and manage electronic money. The technical and banking expertise of W-HA allows Orange to offer international money transfer services with an excellent standard of customer experience and user security.You don’t need a bank account to use Orange Money. You just need a mobile plan and to register at a point of sale offering Orange Money with an ID card and proof of address. It is free to open an Orange Money account.Amongst the stores offering the secure Orange Money service in Metropolitan France, Orange already has 41 points of sale: newsagents; call shops; local grocery stores; and tobacconists across the country, as well as an Orange Money store in Paris.To carry out a money transfer, the customer credits their account with a bank card or cash at a point of sale. They then log onto their Orange Money account directly from their mobile by ringing #144#, entering the mobile number of the recipient as well as the amount to transfer and confirming the transaction with their Orange Money password. The transfer is then completed and the money is immediately available in the recipient’s account.#144# is a free and simple service which is compatible with all mobiles on the market. A flagship Orange offer that is already a success in AfricaOrange Money is a mobile account linked to an Orange telephone number, and it is designed to meet the needs of customers in Africa, where most transactions are made in cash. The Orange Money service, launched in Côte d’Ivoire in 2008, has been a success for the Group. Over 18 million customers already use it in 14 countries in Africa to carry out transactions such as payments and money transfers.In 2013 Orange launched the first international money transfer service for its Orange Money customers between Senegal, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire. In March 2015, this service was expanded to transfers to and from Airtel Money customers in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.More information on Orange Money and details on the rates applied to Orange Money France customers on the website: OrangeMoney.Orange.fr (http://OrangeMoney.Orange.fr/presentation).Rates for recipients in Africa are explained in the terms and conditions of Orange Money packages in the recipient country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 30-year-old rank attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was on Thursday slapped with an unlawful possession of ammunition charge, and was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 by Magistrate Faith McGusty when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Courts.The Police Constable, Romel Cato, of West Bank Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on December 1, 2018 at Brickdam, Georgetown, he had in his possession 18 rounds of .223 ammunition along with one round of .32 ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman, who presented the prosecution’s case, objected to bail being granted, citing the seriousness of the charge as well as the nature and the penalty the charge attracts.An unrepresented Cato is expected to make his next court appearance on December 14, 2018.
To all 2008/2009 Indoor players and parents, and all Outdoor 2008 players and parents:The Executive Board of the Fort St. John Soccer Club is fully prepared to cancel the upcoming indoor season, AND ALL SUBSEQUENT SEASONS (including Outdoor 2009) until such time as all executive positions are filled. We cannot offer a good quality program to the youth and adults of our community with a partial Board of Directors. The current executive are all volunteers, who sacrifice their time for the sake of soccer. They cannot do double duty. These positions need to be filled by the end of Orientation Day, October 18th, or the season will be shut down.1) The current vacant positions are: Referee in Chief, Referee Coordinator and Head Coach (although our Vice President has offered to give up his position and fill the Head Coach position if need be – in which case our Vice President position would be vacant). Please check out the job descriptions at the end of this e-mail message for more details on the duties. – Advertisement -2) We are in desperate need of referees. We provide the training, as well as excellent wages for all games officiated. Everyone born in 1996 and earlier, including parents, are welcome to be trained. Please contact the club if you are interested. 3) Several teams for the upcoming indoor season are in need of coaches. If you are interested, but are concerned about not being at every game, we can pair you up with someone in a similar situation. We will provide you with training and a binder full of ideas and tips on coaching. You don’t even have to know that much about soccer!! And again, any given division without a full slate of coaches will be cancelled for the season if the coaching positions are not filled by the end of Orientation. If you can help us, please e-mail Wayde Hollingshead (acting Head Coach) at firstname.lastname@example.org . The available coaching spots include: U6 – 2 coaches U8 boys – 1 assistant or co-coach U10 boys – 1 coach U12 boys – 2 coaches, 1 assistant coach U14 girls – 2 coaches U14 boys – 2 coaches U16/18 – 1 coachAdvertisement Sincerely,Executive BoardFort St. John Soccer ClubPO Box 6052, Fort St. John, V1J 4H2Please contact us through the links on our website: www.fsjsoccer.com Head Coach -Shall be responsible for being the liaison between the board and club volunteer coaches-Shall report to the board of directors-Shall assist, train, and guide club volunteer coaches-Shall purchase educational material, under board approval, on behalf of the club, for players and coaches-Shall be responsible for the designing and implementation of a rating and ranking system for both players and coaches-Shall be responsible for the rating and ranking of players and coaches within the club-Shall be responsible for the assigning of coaches to various teams within the club-Shall coordinate team sorting-Work with the Equipment Director in the deciding of how many teams and how many players per team -Oversee Competitive and Development Programs-Ensure that all coaches have their Criminal Record checks completed and turned into the Club.Specifically:*Pre-season: to assign coaches to the various club teams; assist coaches with player trading*During season: to support, educate, and guide club coaches; to be a carrier of issues presented by coaches for the boardReferee in Chief-Shall present to the club for approval budgets for referee fees-Shall present to the club for approval equipment fees-Shall maintain a permanent record of all club referees and shall report to the board, as necessary-Shall be responsible for the registration of all referees and related insurance-Shall be responsible for ensuring club is current with FIFA rules and regulationsSpecifically:*Pre-season: to develop the level of competencies of our referees; equipment purchases*During: to schedule and coordinate all refereeing activitiesReferee Coordinator-Work with Chief Referee in the scheduling of Referees for league divisions-Collect hours and information from Referees for payment purposes-Work with Scheduler pre-season and during tournament to ensure appropriate Referees can be at the necessary divisions.-Help Referee in Chief by keeping in touch with Refs, being available for their concerns or questions.Advertisement 4) We want to remind you that next Saturday, October 18th, is Orientation and Picture Day at Bert Bowes Junior Secondary School (across from Home Hardware). Please remember to bring your $50.00 jersey deposit cheque (post-dated for February 28, 2009) in order to receive your jersey for the season. You will meet your team and get your schedule for the season. The schedule for Orientation is: U6 Mixed 10 – 11 am U8 B, G 11 – 12 noon U10 B, G noon – 1 pm U12 B 2 – 2:45 pm U12/14 G 2:45 – 3:30 pm U14 B 2:45 – 3:30 pm U16/18 Mixed 3:30 – 4:15 pmWe are hoping that you, as parents and players, care as much about soccer as we do, and would be willing to step up to volunteer your time and talents so that soccer can move ahead. (Did you know that there are more participants in soccer than in any other sport in Fort St. John, including hockey?!)Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY — Police have arrested three men in connection with two homicides that occurred about three years apart, authorities said Thursday. Daniel Ramirez, 22, of Simi Valley, Mario Nitrini, 25, of Agoura and Luis Casillas, 32, of Chatsworth were arrested Thursday in the shooting deaths of two men. The first killing occurred Dec. 5, 2003, when Angel Luevano, 30, of Simi Valley was shot to death in the 900 block of Ashland Avenue. The second occurred Jan. 26 when Luis Torres was shot to death near Ashland and Third Street. It is unclear what role the three men might have played in the killings.
0Shares0000BetLion Kenya Managing Director Spencer OkachNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 16 – Christmas will come early for sports enthusiasts thanks to Pan-African gaming firm BetLion who are set to reward lucky winners with daily giveaways that include phones, television among other goodies.Having promised to raise the standards of the game of sports in Kenya especially football that will see national soccer team Harambee Stars return to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2004, the company on Sunday rolled out a two-week daily draw for lucky winners till December 31. For a chance to win, sports enthusiasts need to place a bet as many times as possible to be entered into the daily draw and visiting the BetLion website www.betlion.com.Making the announcement, BetLion Kenya Managing Director Spencer Okach, said the draw is just a way of appreciating Kenyans for their support they have received so far after officially entering the Kenyan Market earlier this week.“This special promotion is thus our way of appreciating our growing customer base for their massive support since we kicked off operations in Kenya. This Christmas season, BetLion is giving its customers chances to win amazing prizes everyday starting today December 17 to December 31. Lucky BetLion players will walk away with gifts such as Television, mobile phones, free playing stakes, tickets to concerts and much more,” Okach announced.BetLion, the new betting company in the Kenyan market, has hit the ground running in the race to win more customers on its platform.The betting firm also supports sports in Uganda where Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper and Cranes captain, Denis Onyango is the brand ambassador.In Kenya, the company was welcomed by former Harambee Stars skipper veteran defender legendary Musa Otieno who graced the launch, urging the firm to make its presence through partnering with the Football Kenya Federation that runs the national women’s team Harambee Starlets as well as the junior teams.The firm vowed to lift the face of sports in Kenya that includes all disciplines like rugby, volleyball and athletics as they look to take control of the betting jungle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Roberto Mancini, the Inter Milan manager Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confessed it would be impossible to turn down the Italy job.The 51-year-old has been with Inter Milan since 2014 after spending four years at the Etihad.Italy are on the hunt for a new manager after current boss Antonio Conte agreed to join Chelsea following Euro 2016.Mancini is considered a frontrunner for the job and he has now revealed it would be hard to say no to his country.“Not everyone gets the chance to coach the national team,” Mancini told Premium Sport.“The work is obviously different to club football, but it can be equally nice and pleasant.“It would be an achievement for anyone, and if it comes you have to accept it because it is a great thing.”
Denis is getting plenty of training in and around Arranmore!A popular DJ is putting himself through a gruelling training schedule to raise funds for a local school.Denis O’Donnell has been the resident DJ at the legendary Smugglers Nightclub on Arranmore Island for over fifteen years.However, he has decided to the run in the London Marathon this year to raise much needed finance for Aphort National School. O’Donnell is a former pupil there and the school is this year celebrating its centenary.Denis along with a number of volunteers have compiled a book of old photos and stories and will publish a book on the school’s history in August.In order to raise funding to publish the book and organise events, a task-force were forced to come up with fundraising initiatives to raise money.O’Donnell selflessly said he would run the London Marathon and look for sponsorship with all proceeds going to Aphort National school. O’Donnell told Donegal Daily, “I’m running the London marathon on Sunday April 26th to raise money for my local national school, Aphort school on Arranmore Island.“Aphort school is this year celebrating it’s centenary and a book is been published to mark it, and we have events planned on the 8th and 9th of August.“We gathered old photos and stories from the last 100 years, and the book came together nicely.However, we have no funding to publish the book and to organise the events so we discussed ideas of fundraising.That’s when O’Donnell decided to use his upcoming marathon preparations as an avenue for fundraising. O’Donnell added, “The first idea that came to my mind was to use my marathon entry to raise money.“I put it to the chairman and the rest of the committee and we decided it would be a great way to raise funds.Sponsor sheets were published and distributed to all the businesses on the island.An online page was set up so the people away could contribute. The link to the online page is http://www.gofundme.com/n14ru0 100% of all money raised will go towards the school, flights and other expenses are solely paid by me.“I have been training all year in all sorts of conditions, and last week alone for example I accumulated over eighty miles on some of the toughest roads, hills and mountains you will find anywhere.O’Donnell only ran his first ever 5K in 2012 and now is preparing to run a marathon which is an incredible achievement from the affable Arranmore man.O’Donnell concluded, “Thankfully now I’m in the tapering stage of my training and the weather has been a lot nicer this week!“I only done my first 5K in 2012 and here I am on the verge of running a marathon.“I’m confident my hard work will pay off and a lot of money will be raised for the school.POPULAR ARRANMORE ISLAND DJ RUNNING LONDON MARATHON TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL SCHOOL was last modified: April 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aphort National SchoolArranmore IslandDenis O’DonnellDJFeaturesLondon Marathonnews
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think traffic needs to be slowed down,” said Julie Sutton, owner of a downtown photography studio. “We need to make it more of a destination. People go by too fast to see what’s going on.” Don Gatlin, a longtime Antelope Valley resident and a NASA retiree, said he saw businesses during the walk he didn’t know existed. “I never walk the boulevard. I’m always in my car,” Gatlin said. “I found a couple of places I want to stop at for some sandwiches.” Gatlin said he would like to see a farmers market to help draw in people to downtown. Participants also showed interest in mixed-use buildings where apartments would occupy one floor while retail shops or offices would occupy the lower floor, as will occur in a new senior-citizen complex now under construction on 10th Street West. LANCASTER – Slower traffic, a grocery store, and nightclubs were among the ideas residents offered during a walk that kicked off public meetings on how to revitalize downtown. More than 50 residents, ranging from a group of Monte Vista Elementary School students to retirees, spent the early afternoon braving 99-degree temperatures to walk downtown with city staff and consultants to see what they liked and didn’t like. “We want to make downtown a destination, not a shortcut,” said Councilman Ron Smith. “Could the city have done this on its own with the consultants? Yes, but this is everybody’s city. We want to make this a pedestrian-oriented area, slow down the traffic, and make it an experience.” A common comment was a desire to get people out of their cars and on their feet through downtown. “I like the idea of living on the top and having a grocery store on the bottom,” said Monte Vista GATE teacher Karen Beddeo. “The older you get, the closer you want things to walk to.” Fifth-grader Kady Whicker said she also liked the idea of having apartments and shopping together. She also wanted to see more places to eat. “I like to have places to eat next to a park so you can picnic,” Whicker said. Also keen on the idea of having a grocery store downtown was Helen Talley, a resident of Arbor Gardens, a senior-oriented apartment complex just north of Lancaster Boulevard. “I have to take the bus two miles to go to a store,” Talley said. “I want something I can walk to. And this might surprise you, but I want more night life. I want jazz clubs where you can sit down and have a drink.” The city is investing $571,000 to prepare a plan and conduct the necessary environmental studies to revitalize Lancaster Boulevard and its surrounding areas between 10th Street West and Sierra Highway. The city hired RBF Consulting to lead the effort. The company is working on other planning efforts for the city, including the project to revitalize the areas immediately to the north and to the northeast of the downtown business district. Public sessions are the most effective way to get ideas and support for a revitalization plan, said Al Zelinka of RBF Consulting. “The city could hire a consultant to do that work, but you only get ideas from the consultant or imported ideas they get from other areas,” Zelinka said. “Our experience on the plans we’ve worked on is that when the public is involved, the plans get implemented very fast. There is less controversy and more support.” In decades past, Lancaster Boulevard was the focal point of the city. For most of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s it was about the only place to shop. But in the 1980s, the boulevard began losing businesses to new shopping centers and a couple of economic downturns. The city invested millions in Lancaster Boulevard in the 1990s, building the Lancaster Performing Arts Center and Metrolink train station and facilitating the construction of a new county library and sheriff’s station. Those buildings, along with the banks that have arrived in recent years, will be among the assets the plan can use in helping reshape the area, city officials said. email@example.com (661) 267-5743 IF YOU GO LANCASTER – Residents and business people can offer their suggestions on how to revitalize downtown in meetings today and Saturday. City officials will meet with business and property owners from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today in the Lancaster Room of the Essex House and Convention Center, 44916 10th St. W. Also today, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will be a workshop called “Main Street 101 and Virtual Tour of Downtowns” at City Hall, 44933 Fern Ave. The workshop will go over the approach to downtown revitalization and will include a virtual tour of other downtown projects. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Downtown Design Charrette will be held at City Hall. The session will include a recap of information gleaned from the week’s events and an opportunity for participants to work in small groups to develop land use and design alternatives for downtown. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. A Youth Visioning Activity will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Hall. Local youths are invited to share their visions for the future of downtown. The youth designs will be displayed at the open house that will follow the design event. The open house will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information can be found on the Web at celebratedowntownlancaster.info.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Dunfanaghy Golf Club Ladies NotesRose Gavigan continued her good form by scoring a creditable 37 pts in tough conditions and winning Saturday 9th March’s Ladies Competition. Robyn Mc Connell was next best, scoring 32 pts.Well done to Maggie Foy and Mavis Curtis who beat Cruit in the first round of the Irish Mail Competition. Good luck in the next round. Could all ladies please check the online timesheet for your time in the Easter Hamper Draw. Prize giving will take place in the Clubhouse after the competition. The Three Day Tirconnell Event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of May. Day 1 will take place in Letterkenny, Day 2 in Ballybofey/Stranorlar and Day 3 in Dunfanaghy. Please start organising your teams of 3 soon. More information to follow. Results:Saturday 9th March: Ladies 18 Hole Club Stableford1st: Rose Gavigan 37 pts2nd: Robyn Mc Connell 32 pts GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES