Sundt Construction, Inc. named a former senior project manager as its new operations manager for Sundt’s Southwest District.As operations manager, Jim Pullen will oversee and monitor existing division processes and effectiveness, create strategies to improve productivity and efficiency, and manage quality assurance.Pullen has been with the company for two years. When he was a senior project manager within the general contractor’s Southwest District, he oversaw a number of projects, including construction of the 56-bed Friendship House at Royal Oaks Memory Care Facility in Sun City.Pullen brings more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare construction industry. Prior to joining Sundt, Pullen was part of the project teams for Banner Desert Medical Center’s renovations, Cardon Children’s Medical Center’s new hospital, a patient tower addition at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, and a new hospital at the University of California, San Diego.
Bottom-placed Premier League side, Sporting Mirren, were held to a two all drawn game by the Liberty Professionals in the 15th Week Premier League match played at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, on Thursday.Mirren took the lead in the 16th minute through Komi Achite, when he connected home Nicholas Coffie’s cross after the Liberty goalie punched the ball in his way, after both sides had battled for supremacy in the first quarter of the game.They managed to hold on to the lead till the close of the first half, even though they made efforts to increase the tally, whilst Liberty also launched occasional raids into the defence of Mirren in search for the equalizer, which never came.Liberty’s Richard Kissi got the equalizer in the first minute of the second half, when he pounced on a cross delivered by Emmanuel Osei to easily slot home the ball.After the equalizer they sustained the pressure on the home team and got another goal four minutes later through substitute Tuaha Khamix.Mawuli Tuglo who had all day been a tormentor in the defence of Mirren, wove his way into the defence of his opponents and located Khamix with a directed cross, which the latter wasted no time in tapping in the ball. With an eminent defeat staring at them, Mirren made several efforts at finding the equalizer and created series of scoring chances but failed to covert them.Substitute Frank Boateng of Mirren saw his well taken free-kick hit the crossbar in the 73rd minute, with Achite failing to make use of a rebound.Liberty’s Latif Salifu also had keeper Tetteh Luggard at his mercy in the 77th minute but the petit striker shot feebly to deny his side an extension of the lead, with Boateng again missing a perfect scoring opportunity in the 81st minute.Mirren, however, got rewards for their efforts in the 85th minute, when they were awarded a penalty after David Addo brought down Larbi Coomson in the vital goal area.Achite converted it for Mirren to put his side level, to eventually end the day on an even score. Source: GNA
Dibrugarh, Sep 20 (PTI) Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said Assam faces “threat” from illegal Muslim immigrants and not from Hindu or other minorities facing religious persecution in other countries. “The growth of Muslim population in the state has registered an alarming rate of 197.39 per cent as compared to the growth of Hindu population to 80.9 per cent during the period 1971 to 2011,” The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports said here today. The BJP has always been vigilant to this development and will always strive to ensure that “political power does not pass into the hands of illegal immigrants,” he said. “After the Supreme Court repealed the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunals (IMDT) Act, 14 religious organisations of this community united to form the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) which has been trying to achieve political power in the state,” he said. The influx of Muslim immigrants and the alarming rise of their population has even threatened the existence of the indigenous Muslims in Assam, the minister said. The protest against the Centres decision to provide citizen status to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi and Christian minorities who have entered the country before December 31, 2014 was “motivated and fuelled by the Congress and AIUDF,” he said. “Assam alone does not have to bear the burden of all these minorities but all states will share it,” he added. The BJP government at the Centre is committed to protect the rights and interests of all indigenous population of the state, he added. PTI CORR DG CR DBS LNSadvertisement