St. Clement Univ. Urged to Remain Focused

first_imgThe winner of the United Nations Global Education Youth Courage Award in 2014 is urging the administration and students of St. Clement University College to remain focused on producing students who will use their skills to contribute positively to the country’s development.Beyan Flomo Pewee, a child rights advocate, who emerged from the Children’s Parliament, said he was looking forward to the institution providing quality instructors and lecturers who are not just offering courses but rather producing young people who are willing to become leaders themselves.”The youth advocate and a student at St. Clement lamented the poor education system in the country and maintained that the system is plagued with several challenges especially for an emerging institution that is offering courses that prepare young scholars for the job market.Expressing gratitude to staffers at the university for maintaining the current learning climate, he indicated that human resource development is key to the development of any country emerging from conflict.According to the youth ambassador, he was shocked to learn that St. Clement was the only learning institution in the country offering development studies as an associate degree course.At the moment, plans are underway to construct in the Township of Caldwell a modern university that meets international standards, according to Rev. Samuel Duodu, vice president for administration.While the university campus near the ELWA Junction in Paynesville remains easily accessible to students, the institution is fully recognized and currently working with the National Commission on Higher Education to offer the baccalaureate degree in the near future.“We are hoping that God being our helper, the Commission will soon grant us full-fledged baccalaureate degree status, he indicated.The National Commission on Higher Education is responsible for providing policy guidelines for establishing higher learning institutions in Liberia. It also coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and accredits all higher institutions of learning. The commission was formerly a department under the Ministry of Education but has now been granted commission status.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Michael Jackson, hospital sued in room reassignment

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hospital officials issued a written statement calling the lawsuit “another frivolous claim to generate publicity.” The statement expressed sympathy for the Ruiz family’s loss, said Ruiz received exceptionally good care and added: “Patient care and safety is always our priority.” Jackson spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Ruiz family attorney James McKiernan said in his complaint that a circuslike atmosphere at the hospital because of Jackson’s arrival caused “emotional and mental lasting effects” on the family. The suit alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, elder abuse, false imprisonment and conspiracy by Jackson, Marian Medical Center and Catholic Healthcare West, which owns the hospital. SANTA MARIA, Calif. – The family of a woman who died two years ago is suing Michael Jackson and a hospital, claiming the gravely ill patient was moved to make room for the pop star when he arrived with flu symptoms. The complaint, claiming abuse of celebrity status, was filed against Jackson and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria on Thursday, the second anniversary of the death of Manuela Gomez Ruiz, 73. It seeks unspecified damages. The family had previously complained publicly that Ruiz, who had suffered a heart attack and was on life support, was suddenly moved to make way for Jackson, whose Feb. 15, 2005, admission caused cancellation of a court session in his child-molestation trial. The pop star was later acquitted. Ruiz’s family says she was moved from her two-bed trauma unit to another room. She suffered a second heart attack and died later that day. last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP investigate break and enter

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Fort St. John RCMP are just now releasing details about a residential break and enter.According to the RCMP, on February 23, 2016, a Fort St. John family returned from vacation to find their home had been broken into in the 9400 block of 114A avenue.The break in is believed to have occurred sometime during the previous week (the week of February 16, 2016).- Advertisement -Several items were stolen including firearms and sentimental pieces of jewellery.If you have any informational about this break and enter, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img

70 firefighters on Beatton Airport Road fire

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Friday, the Beatton Airport Road Fire is 40 per cent contained.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds confirmed that 70 firefighters are on scene, along with three helicopters bucketing hot spots and heavy equipment.She says similar temperatures and winds were experienced yesterday, but didn’t have issues then. Crews are watching the winds closely now.- Advertisement -The fire is still 7,035 hectares in size.last_img

Argentina fans shocked but still dreaming of World Cup glory

first_img0Shares0000It was a bad night for Argentina and their fans as they slipped to the brink of an embarrassing group-stage exit © AFP / MARTIN BERNETTINIZHNIY, Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jun 22 – It was the morning after the night before for Argentinian fans in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday and the recriminations from the devastating Croatia defeat just hours earlier were well underway.The realisation that the 3-0 thumping by Croatia — complete with comedy first goal — had left the mighty two-time winners on the verge of a humiliating exit, left some of their fans in tears. On Friday, many remained stunned by what had happened.“We can’t sleep, we can’t talk, we can’t do anything,” said Sebastian, a 34-year-old lawyer who had travelled to Russia from Rosario.“We’ve never seen anything like last night.”The team, he said, had shown no “huevos”, using the Spanish slang for testicles.Susi, a grandmother from Buenos Aires who spent an eye-watering $40,000 taking her son and grandson to Russia, said the result was so bad it could have implications for Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, as he battles economic problems at home.“If Argentina loses, it can become a social problem,” she said.The defeat was arguably the most shocking result of the tournament so far.A team thought among the favourites for the World Cup, with superstar Lionel Messi as captain, were not expected to struggle through the first stage.They certainly weren’t expected to play so badly.The result was Argentina’s worst at a World Cup since being dismantled by Johan Cruyff’s “Total Football” Dutch side 4-0 on a thundery night in West Germany back in 1974.Nor were Argentina meant to rely on the results of Iceland or Nigeria just to remain in Russia.With one point from two games, their fans were desperate for Nigeria to beat Iceland in Friday’s game to retain hope of qualifying for the knockout stage.“Today, all my country is Nigerian,” joked Nicolas, 41, a company owner from Buenos Aires.Fans of the “Albiceleste” could be spotted all around Nizhny on Friday.Some were walking round town in kit, others with “Lio” shaved into their hair, and those draped in the country’s flag, like Santiago, a student from the south of Argentina, as he prepared to head to Saint Petersburg for Argentina’s crucial final Group D match on June 26.Who was to blame? The embattled coach Jorge Sampaoli or the curiously listless players who have failed to produce, including the great Messi?“I believe that the coach is not sure what he wants, or he is unable to pass this onto the players,” said Santiago.“But they also have to play, after all they are professionals.”– Down, but not out –Despair though had turned to hope in the cold light of day, or at least the first signs that all was not lost.Cousins Juan and Valentino from Cordoba were about to embark on a 20-hour journey by train and plane via Moscow, Rome, Madrid and Buenos Aires to go home.Their Russian odyssey was over but maybe not their team’s.Valentino complained that the Argentinian public and media put too much pressure on the side.“The people think that the only way is to win the World Cup, they don’t consider it a probability to lose,” said Valentino, a 19-year-old student.Juan called for as many as five changes in the team for the Nigeria game.“We have a potential chance, it’s time to support the team,” said the 37-year-old accountant hopefully.“We were in the same situation as we are now (when qualifying for the World Cup).“We did it one time, so we can do it again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man City target £32m Bundesliga starlet, Simeone set for Man United job? Paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester City have made Leroy Sané, the highly rated 19-year-old Schalke forward, a prime transfer target but would hope to pay less than the €40m (£32m) the German club are holding out for. City have been monitoring Sané since December 2013 and have now stepped up their interest. Txiki Begiristain, the sporting director, would hope to seal the transfer in January but the summer is considered a more realistic prospect. (Guardian)Liverpool are expected to confirm the signing of Marko Grujic on Monday. The 19-year-old has been granted a work permit after the Reds had a £5.1m bid accepted by Red Star Belgrade. The midfielder is now expected to fly in over the weekend to complete a medical before an official announcement next week. He will become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing at Liverpool, although he will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Red Star. (Daily Star)Manchester United stars believe Diego Simeone will be their new boss. Jose Mourinho knocked back advances from Real Madrid to boost his chances of succeeding under-fire Louis van Gaal. But several squad sources have independently told The Sun they think Atletico Madrid chief Simeone is the front-runner to take over from LVG next summer. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho’s job options look likely to reduce with Paris Saint-Germain set to offer Laurent Blanc a new contract. The Ligue 1 club have a long-term interest in Mourinho, who is now available following his Chelsea sacking. But PSG are committed to extending Blanc’s deal at the Parc de Prince. (Daily Mail)Arsenal are confident of signing Basel’s Mohamed Elneny for £5million — even though the Egyptian is struggling to get a work permit. The midfielder, 23, is in Paris trying to complete the necessary paperwork with the British Embassy after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. (The Sun)Arsene Wenger has hinted Arsenal will offer Jack Wilshere a new contract despite the midfielder not kicking a ball in anger this season. (Daily Mail)Sunderland have made an enquiry about QPR defender Steven Caulker, with manager Sam Allardyce lining up various options to help solidify his creaking defence in the January transfer window. Caulker, who joined QPR for £8m from Cardiff, is on loan at Southampton but has failed to find form. Lamine Kone is also close to signing for Sunderland from Lorient, while Jan Kirchhoff is keen to join from Bayern Munich as Allardyce looks to improve a defensive line that has conceded 38 goals this season. (Daily Mail)Watford hotshot Odion Ighalo has told Atletico Madrid: “I want to stay in the Premier League.” Ighalo, who has 14 goals this term, is a £12million target for the Spanish side. But he is determined to remain in England. (The Sun)Frank de Boer has told managerless Swansea to come and get him. The 45-year-old has been in charge of Ajax since 2010, winning four league titles, but is out of contract at the end of the season and fancies a move to the Premier League. (Daily Star)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Danny Murphy tells talkSPORT: Only three Liverpool players would get into Tottenham’s teamJohn Barnes says Liverpool lack invention and flair and urges Klopp to sign creative midfielderTottenham aiming to complete deal for young Italian striker Domenico BerardiPSG goalkeeper not interested in joining Premier League strugglersChelsea planning to beat Tottenham to Bologna starlet with £11m swooplast_img read more

Reading sign Manchester City midfielder

first_img George Evans 1 Reading have signed midfielder George Evans from Manchester City on a three-and-a-half year deal.The 21-year-old, who joined the Barclays Premier League club’s academy aged six, made his City debut in the closing stages of their Capital One Cup victory over Sunderland earlier in the season. Evans made 16 appearances in all competitions during a loan spell with Sky Bet League One promotion-chasers Walsall this term, netting four times.Royals boss Brian McDermott is thrilled to have brought Evans to the Madejski Stadium. He told the club’s official website: “I am delighted we have secured the signing of George.“I saw him play for Walsall while I was scouting for Arsenal and we’ve followed him ever since. He is a great guy and a terrific young midfielder with great pedigree, and I’m sure he will become an even better player working in our environment at Reading.”last_img read more

Leeds United ready to hand contract to trialist

first_img1 Leeds United are lining up a contract offer for trialist Gabriele Perico, according to reports in his native Italy.The 32-year-old full-back was released by Cesena at the end of last season and has been on the look out for a new club until he began his trial at Elland Road.Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino knows all about Perico, who played at Cagliari when he was the owner of the Italian club.And now, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the defender has already done enough to convince the club he is worth a permanent contract. Gabriele Perico in action last_img

PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES GOLF CLASSIC DRAWS HUGE ENTRY

first_imgThe winning team of Tommy Greally, David McHale, John Bowe, & JoeLamb with Donegal Senior Ladies Captain Katy Herron. They are pictured holding the Ulster Senior Ladies trophy, the U21 All-Ireland trophy and the U14 Ulster championship trophyDonegal Ladies Gaelic Football Association held a very successful Golf Classic in Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club on Friday as clubs and businesses weighed in to help our county’s girls and ladies gaelic football teams.The main sponsor of the event was Daly’s Topaz Lifford.There was a large turnout with more than 50 teams taking to the Twin Towns fairways in what was perfect conditions for golf and this was shown in the tremendous scoring on the day. The winning team was Tommy Greally, David McHale, John Bowe & Joe Lamb with a fantastic score of 95pts helped in no small way by a magnificent 8 pointer at the road hole & 2 x 7 pointers at the par 3, 8th & 13th holes.2nd Place went to Lawrence Hegarty, Sean Clerkin, Michael Kearney & Micky McMahon with a tremendous 94pts their score was boosted with 8pts at the 11th & 7pts at the 5th & 9th holes.3rd Place went to Patsy Lafferty, Sean Canning, Donal Murphy & Brian O’Donnell with 93pts on a break of tie these lads produced a steady round of 5 & 6 pointers throughout.4th went to Martin Roarty, James Cullen, Paul Harkin & Eddie McHugh with 93pts 5th was Paul Henderson, Keith French, Eugene McKeever & Matt Gallagher with 91pts6th went the way of Dessie Shiels (snr), Bobby Shiels, Francis Higgins & Dessie Shiels (jnr) on a break of tie from Eamonn M Donnell, Danny Conaghan, Tommy McGinty & Seamus Clerkin in 7th both with 90pts.The Ladies team prize was won by Eileen Reilly, Anne Sweeney, Anna Dillon & Deirdre Kelly with 84pts With some very accurate shooting at the par 3s where they scored heavily.Longest DriveGents: Mark BoyleLadies: Gemma McClenaghanNearest the PinGents: Danny ConnaghanLadies: Anne Bonner“We cannot thank Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club Staff & Members highly enough for the way in which they looked after us they went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed,” said Moville’s Liam Skelly who co-ordinated the event. “Thanks to the Green staff for the way they had the course looking. All the golfers where complimenting it after their rounds.”Skelly added: “Thanks to the one and only Dermott Foy who provided a superb Barbecue at the 9th Hole that included Burgers, Hot Dogs, Juice & Water for all the participants.“Thanks to all those clubs which supported the event, and in particular to the businesses people who sponsored tees and entered teams – we are very grateful for their support and it is much appreciated by all the girls who represented their county this  year.“A special word of thanks to the Donegal Senior Ladies Players – Ulster Champions 2015 – who went out looking for the sponsorship and getting people to enter teams. This would not have worked girls if they didn’t get behind it.” It has been a hugely successful year on the pitch for Donegal Ladies with the Senior Ladies and the U14s landing Ulster titles whilst the U21s picked up the All-Ireland.Donegal Senior Ladies Manager Davy McLaughlin entertaining thecrowd during the presentation.Ladies prize winners Eileen Reilly, Anne Sweeney, Anna Dillon &Deirdre Kelly with Donegal senior ladies Manager Davy McLaughlin & CaptainKaty Herron and Paddy McNulty captain of B&S Golf Club.The winning team with B&S Golf Club Captain Paddy McNulty, DonegalSenior Manager Davy McLaughlin & Senior Ladies Captain Katy Herron.Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club Captain Paddy McNulty welcomingDonegal Ladies GAA Chairman Hugh Devenney to the podium to address the crowdbefore the presentation of prizes.PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES GOLF CLASSIC DRAWS HUGE ENTRY was last modified: August 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Ballybofey and Stranorlar golf clubDonegal LGFAGolf classiclast_img read more

BEO ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE ‘ORIGINAL’

first_imgToday is the final of the first BEO competition for an Original song composed and performed by artist/s between the ages of 11 and 18. BEO has been involved in the promotion of homegrown talent for 5 years now but this is their first attempt at providing a competition for young artists.BEO which is now a nationally recognized body based in Colaiste Ailigh Letterkenny are delighted with the response to their competition. Winners will collect €3,000 and a recording on Radio RíRa CD for Seachtain na Gaeilge.Cian Mac Cartaigh of Radio na Life commented that it a hugh opportunity for a young artist to get their music on a nationally distributed CD and the money will go a very long way toward funding quality studio time.Many of Ireland’s artists are embracing Gaeilge when writing songs prime examples being The Coronas, The Dirty 9’s, Seo Linn and DaithíO Dronaí.The competition was made possible with a collaboration with Udaras na Gaeltachta and Foras na Gaeilge where all parties felt that a competition of this nature would be ideal for 2013 Bliain na Gaeilge. 10 finalists were selected by judges Ronan Mac Aodha Bhuí and Colm O Baoill from the many entry’s received by BEO in the last few weeks. Each entry were asked to make a video performing their song and explain a little about the background of their entry. Ronan commented that it was a very difficult task to cut the list to 10. The entries varied from solo artists to rock pop and folk bands.The competition was very well received in schools in the early part of the new year which can be attributed to the BEO team travelling all over the country promoting their project.The final will be held in the Malton Hotel Killarney, at 7pm tonight. Winners will be announced at 10pm. Entry is free. BEO ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE ‘ORIGINAL’ was last modified: October 31st, 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:Beolast_img read more