Quamie Gets ‘Excellence Award’ in Sports

first_imgOne of Liberia’s football administrators, G. Andy Quamie, was honored as “2016 Sports Personality” by the National Excellence Awards.The program was held on Friday, December 16, during the 5th Edition of the National Excellence Awards, of which over 10 esteemed individuals were honored in different areas at the Paynesville Town Hall.Quamie, 44, received the “National Excellence Awards for Sports 2016.”For about two decades, Mr. Quamie has been involved in sports, mainly football. He founded Watanga FC, which is currently in the 1st Division League of the Liberia Football Association.Quamie is also a co-founder for Watanga Girls Kickball Team, which is part of the Liberia Kickball Federation.Quamie is also a FIFA and CAF Match Commissioner.He served in the following positions in the continental governing football organization – CAF: General Coordinator, Media Committee Member, Licensing Inspector, and Media Officers.According to Quamie, he has commissioned more than 30 international matches as Match Commissioner and General Coordinator.He also worked at the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea, CAF U-23 in Senegal 2015, Cameroon 2016 Women African Cup of Nations and is expected to be a part of CAF delegation to Gabon AFCON 2017.Mr. Quamie is married, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administrator, and also the Chief of Office Staff of Montserrado County District # 6 Representative, Edwin M. Snowe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Jersey girl casts her spelling on bee

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Katharine goes home with more than $42,000 in cash and prizes. Runner-up was Finola Mei Hwa Hackett, a 14-year-old Canadian, a confident speller during two days of competition who nonetheless stumbled on “weltschmerz.” Katharine, who always kept her hands in her pockets as she spelled her words, said she wasn’t trying to look cool – she was actually holding a good-luck pendant. “It’s an angel pendant in my pocket,” Katharine said, removing it from her left pocket. “It was given to me by a family in my town and I always put it in my pocket during spelling bees. I think it brings good luck, for some reason.” Driven by the popularity of recent movies, books and a Broadway musical on the seemingly improbable theme of spelling hard words, the bee featured prime-time television coverage for the first time in its 79-year history. WASHINGTON – A 13-year-old New Jersey girl making her fifth straight appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee rattled off “ursprache” to claim the title of America’s best speller Thursday on prime-time television. Katharine Close, an eighth-grader at the H.W. Mountz School in Spring Lake, N.J., is the first girl since 1999 to win the national spelling title. She stepped back from the microphone and put her hands to her mouth upon being declared the winner. She recognized the word as soon as she heard it. “I couldn’t believe it. I knew I knew how to spell the word and I was just in shock,” said Katharine, who tied for seventh place last year. “I couldn’t believe I would win.” Asked what she’ll remember most, she said: “Probably just hearing `ursprache,”‘ which means a parent language.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img