Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women’s team prepare for a match.Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club have announced a first-ever jersey sponsorship deal for the women’s team with Cypher Language Services as Platinum Sponsor.According to a release from the club, Cypher Language Services will feature prominently on the front of Philadelphia Lone Star Women’s new home and away jerseys in their inaugural WPSL season.“We are thankful to Cypher Language Services for not only sponsoring our men’s first team, but also jumping onboard to support our women’s team,” said Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club President and Executive Director Paul Konneh. “Cypher Language Services has a great history of supporting local soccer and as we continue to expand our brand we are excited to have a local company that believes in what we are doing within our community.”Cypher Language Services, according to the club, has been a strong supporter of the club for the past two years. Last season, the company became the first-ever sponsor of the club’s Under-23 team during their inaugural season in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Late last year, Cypher Language Services signed a multi-year partnership agreement as Platinum Sponsor of the First Team until the end of the 2020 season..“Cypher Language Services is very excited to expand our continued sponsorship of the Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club (PLSFC) to its new women’s team,” said Juan Lara and Paul Rossert, co-owners of Cypher Language Services. “When we found out that the club would be launching a new women’s team, we saw this as a natural progression of our continued commitment to help soccer grow in the Philadelphia area. We wish the team all the best in their inaugural season in the WPSL and we look forward to watching some exciting soccer on the pitch!”For his part, women’s team head coach, Charlie Flowe, said: “I speak for all of us from the women’s team and we are truly thankful to Cypher Language Services for being our first-ever title sponsor. Our club was founded by West African immigrants and our women’s team roster has players from all over the world so it’s only fitting to partner with an immigrant-owned language service provider based in Philadelphia, PA. Cypher’s support of our women’s team shows us how much they care about equality and growth of the women’s game.”In addition to having their logo placed on the kits of the women’s team, Cypher Language Services will also have a banner with their logo displayed at the South Philadelphia Super Site during all home games and will feature as presenting sponsor of post-match highlights and game recaps.Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women will debut their away kit on Friday, May 31 when they travel to Maryland to face OPSA Magic in the season opener at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial High School Stadium in Ellicott City, Maryland. The home kit will be introduced on Saturday, June 8 when the women’s team hosts CAFC Osprey at 5:p.m. at the South Philadelphia Super Site in Philadelphia, PA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– to re-embark on mapping exercise after stolen computer delays projectThe Guyana Lands and Survey’s Commission (GL&SC) processes thousands of lease applicants each year and as the demand for land grows, it is considering opening up some 6000 acres of state land in Region Four for various purposes.An example of the imagery generated by LIDAR technologyThis was explained by Chief Executive Officer of GL&SC, Trevor Benn, during their end of year press conference at the Commission on Monday. He explained that as of now, this land is undeveloped, without basic infrastructure. The whole process, he noted, will cost millions.“What we have been doing over the years is land given to you, we take it back if you don’t properly occupy it and we give it to someone else. So it’s an exchange since the 1980s, because we have not opened up new areas. So we have been trying since then, to open up land.”GL&SC CEO Trevor Benn“There’s no infrastructure in the area, but we have designed a plan, consisting of infrastructure that will see us removing issues of space and ensuring that we have a more structured land use in place. We’re going to have commercial, light industrial, residential.”To illustrate the demand for land, Benn explained that for the year, the Commission has processed 3537 applications and approved 849. He further explained that a total of 489 leases were prepared by GL&SC; a process Benn said is currently being digitised.“We have started with the designs. We’re working with various Government agencies to get their buy-in and input into what a modern 21st-century community should look like. And what we’re hearing and seeing from them is we want to have a community that we don’t have to go back to in 10 years to build new roads.”“To build hospital spaces. You know, when the Soesdykye-Linden Highway was developed all those years ago and most of the land development schemes, you could have known before you entered the community, where a police station as going to be built. Where a playfield would have been built. Where the school would be built. How many house lots would be there.”The CEO also noted the importance of them establishing adequate sized lots, big enough to allow persons to plant kitchen gardens if they so desire. In addition, there should be ‘green’ spaces to have mini-parks that persons in the communities could use.Also, Benn noted that they are working on putting all Land and Survey services online, so persons won’t have to visit the office for basic services. He said that another initiative being pursued is a National Base mapping process, to remap the country using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology. The whole project will cost some $3.7 billion.There has been a hitch with that plan, however. According to Benn, a laptop that belonged to the North West Geomatics Limited, the Canadian-based company undertaking the remapping, was “illegally removed” from an aircraft at one of the airports.“That work is about to start, the consultant and team is on the ground. There are two aircrafts on the ground at the Ogle airport. Unfortunately, when they arrived here three Fridays ago we had a very ugly incident, where their laptop was removed from the aircraft without their consent, at one of our airports.”“And that delayed the work and now that they have been able to replace the laptop, the rain is upon us. So it’s further delayed… we are going to be doing Region One and part of Region Four first.”Asked where the house lots will be, Benn could not say. He cited the need for mapping to be done and also the threat of squatters taking up illegal residence. According to Benn, squatters in the new areas being opened up is the last thing the GL&SC needs.