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Team Liberia Returns to Heroes’ Welcome

first_imgThe gathering afternoon heat subsided as the Asky Aircraft touched down at the James Spriggs Payne Airfield carrying the nine-man Street Child Team Liberia last Thursday afternoon.The delegation: Daniel, Elijah, Fallah, Foday, Joseph, Leon, Saah, Soko, Zwannah, coach Samuel Burnette and program manager Michael John Bull.At last Thursday’s arrival, their parents were on hand to shower their gratitude and to welcome their heroes back home.In the slum township of West Point, where the majority of the team members reside, there was jubilation among friends and family members.At the tournament, wich was held Friday, March 28 through Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Liberians overcame teams such as Egypt and South Africa to reach the quarter-finals, but lost to Burundi.The Liberians also beat Team United States 3-1 in a friendly against the Americans.The children are part of a larger group picked from the streets by Street Child Liberia, a non-profit organization, with support from Street Child UK.Its volunteer workers spend time identifying talented children who spend most of their time in the streets.“These are children who live and survive as well as sleep on the street,” said Public Relations Officer, Tarsha Mathies Jackson.Street Child of Liberia eventually reunites the children in its program with their parents, pays their two-year school fees and afterward ensures their parents have sustainable incomes to keep their children at home.“The trip has provided the children a new perspective,” said Coach Samuel N. Burnette, lll, “they are now back home as ‘ambassadors’ to carry out the message.”Program Manager Michael John Bull told journalists, “The tournament provided them the platform to address their issues and to encourage the government to attend to their needs.”Parents expressed their gratitude to Street Child Liberia, and promised to ensure that their children stay off the street.Street Child Liberia team-member Fallah said, “The experience in Brazil is great and I was glad to be there and to come back home to carry the message.”Teams from 19 countries participated, including the boys’ and girls’ teams from Brazil, who won the championship. Zimbabwe, India, Mozambique, Nicaragua, England, El Salvador and South Africa. Liberia, Egypt, Burundi, Pakistan, Mauritius and several others were represented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Valmiki Vidyalaya hosts mini-exhibition

first_imgThe Valmiki Vidyalaya High School hosted its annual Symposium and Mini-Exhibition on Wednesday last under the theme: Promoting Learning in a Cultural Environment.Located in Queenstown, Georgetown, this school was in 2010 established by Hardesh Tiwari as a non-profit institution, with the aim of providing academic excellence while at the same time instilling in students the Hindu culture and religion.Today, the institution offers a wide variety of subjects, ranging from science and business to Hindi, yoga and cultural classes.Pandit Yogeshwar Mathoo, cultural coordinator of the institution, explained that the symposium is a forum for the general public to become aware of what the school offers at the secondary level.Mathoo explained that in a changing society — one that is driven by technology — institutions such as The Valmiki Vidyalaya High is needed to ensure that the youths of the future generation stay focused and culturally oriented. “This is what the institution aims at providing,” he stressed.At the event, several booths were on display, including a Home Economics booth serving visitors hot “bigani” and “Pakoora,” among other delicacies. Several other booths showcased Mathematics, Business, and Science and Technology.Kasree Ramphal, principal of the institution, explained that the school started out with enrollment of a single student by the name of Javier Narine, who is presently perusing aeronautical engineering studies at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle, ECD; and today has an enrollment of approximately one hundred students.Ramphal has extended an invitation to young persons who wish to pursue a balanced secondary education to enroll at the Valmiki Vidyalaya High School. She also explained that the institution has in its employ a number of skilled teachers in almost every subject area, and these are ready to go the extra mile to ensure the aims and objectives of the school are achieved.last_img read more

President Granger returns after 2nd round of chemotherapy

first_imgPresident David Granger returned to Guyana on Tuesday following his second round of chemotherapy in Havana, Cuba for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.President David GrangerAccording to a statement released by the Embassy of Guyana in Cuba, the Cuban team of specialists reiterated their complete satisfaction with the President’s response to medical treatment and explained that they would continue to monitor the President’s progress in the coming weeks.On Monday last, the Guyanese President met with the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla as he expressed appreciation to his medical team for the treatment he was afforded.Recently, Government responded to a news article published by an online media outfit that reported President Granger could not speak as a result of cancer in his throat.A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency on Sunday last said the article was totally false, and explained that the President could communicate and did so before his recent departure to Cuba.The President had explained in a video that the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) had drafted a schedule of treatment, which would run until May 2019.The Ministry of the Presidency statement said, “While the Government of Guyana respects the fundamental right of its citizens to freedom of speech as well as press freedom, it condemns in the strongest possible way the publishing of misinformation, untruths.”The Ministry of the Presidency has called on the public not to be duped by the misinformation, falsehoods, and distortions consistently being published by that news agency.last_img read more

E Division beefs up security for Christmas season

first_imgPolice in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) have assured residents and visitors that security has been beefed up leading up to the festive season.The Division recently rolled out its Christmas Policing Plan with the aim of minimising criminal activities, reducing traffic congestion and road accidents and providing a safe and secure environment for citizens, visitors, businesses and shoppers.Through the policing presentation, conducted by Divisional Commander Linden Lord, it was noted that the Division was divided into three sectors.These sectors are commanded by Sector Commanders, in the areas of Amelia’s Ward (Sector one), Mackenzie (Sector two) and Wismar (Sector three). As is customary, Police checkpoints are established at key areas including Bamia, Tri Junction and Mabura.It was also noted that there will be an increase in Anti-Crime, traffic, boat, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV mobile and marine patrols, with ‘Traffic Operation Safeway’ in full effect.Additionally, residents and visitors can expect roadblock exercises and searches. The Division will also be conducting profiling of “known characters”.There will be monitoring of post offices during payout of Old Age Pension, as well as key and vulnerable points such as businesses, commercial banks and other financial institutions.It was also noted that there will be the deployment of Community Policing Groups (CPG) and Neighbourhood Police in various communities alongside uniformed ranks.The CID patrol is expected to be operating out of Mackenzie and networking with the headquarters at A, B and F policing divisions.Areas of focus at Mackenzie include the Linden Highway, Mackenzie and Wismar Market Squares, Retrieve, Republic Avenue, Coop Crescent, Greenheart Street, as well as Pine Street and others.According to the Division, foot and bicycle patrols will be conducted between 07:00h and 13:00h and from 12:00h to 19:00h daily with motor cycle and vehicle patrols conducted on a 24-hour basis.Foot patrol timings will be adjusted to accommodate late shopping between December 22 and 24 and then again between December 29 and 31.Marine patrols will also be conducted in the Demerara River between Kairuni and Coomacka Mines.Security at the Christmas Eve night late shopping and social gathering at Republic Avenue and Burnham Drive will also be facilitated from 18:00h to 02:00h the following morning, the Division has noted.last_img read more

Barcelona lend Paulinho to Chinese club Guangzhou

first_imgPaulinho, who is 29, first joined Guangzhou from Tottenham Hotspur in 2015, playing 84 matches and scoring 22 goals before leaving for Barcelona in 2017. He scored nine goals in 34 La Liga appearances for the Catalan giants last season.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil midfielder Paulinho (right) in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final, returning to China © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELPARIS, France, Jul 8 – Barcelona have loaned midfielder Paulinho, a starter in the Brazil side knocked out by Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals, to former club Guangzhou Evergrande, the Chinese Super League champions announced on Sunday.“Guangzhou Evergrande confirm Paulinho has returned to the club after one season at Barcelona,” the club tweeted.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Premier League title next for FA Cup winners Arsenal?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reflects on Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa and reveals the Gunners are 5/1 to go on and clinch the Premier League title next season.He looks at the contenders to become Newcastle United’s next manager, with Patrick Vieira emerging as the even-money favourite for the job.And he also looks at the names in the running to take charge of their rivals Sunderland, stating Phillip Cocu [6/4 favourite] is leading Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche in the betting.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets dies at 92; always defended atomic-bomb mission

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He said, `What they needed was someone who could do this and not flinch – and that was me,”‘ said journalist Bob Greene, who wrote the Tibbets biography, “Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War.” Tibbets, 92, died at his Columbus home after a two-month decline caused by a variety of health problems, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. “I’m not proud that I killed 80,000 people, but I’m proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it and have it work as perfectly as it did,” he said in a 1975 interview. “You’ve got to take stock and assess the situation at that time. We were at war. … You use anything at your disposal.” He added: “I sleep clearly every night.” COLUMBUS, Ohio – Paul Tibbets, who etched his mother’s name – Enola Gay – into history on the nose of the B-29 bomber he flew to drop the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died Thursday after six decades of steadfastly defending the mission. He was 92. Throughout his life, Tibbets seemed more troubled by other people’s objections to the bomb than by him having led the crew that killed tens of thousands of Japanese in a single stroke. The attack marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Tibbets grew tired of criticism for delivering the first nuclear weapon used in wartime, telling family and friends that he wanted no funeral service or headstone because he feared a burial site would only give detractors a place to protest. And he insisted he slept just fine, believing with certainty that using the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved more lives than they erased because they eliminated the need for a drawn-out invasion of Japan. Filmmaker Ken Burns said Tibbets’ life “helps to take this incredible, gigantic event and personalize it. This is a real human being who changed the course of the world inexorably on that August morning.” Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Quincy, Ill., and spent most of his boyhood in Miami. He was a student at the University of Cincinnati’s medical school when he decided to withdraw in 1937 to enlist in the Army Air Corps. “I knew when I got the assignment it was going to be an emotional thing,” Tibbets told The Columbus Dispatch for a story on the 60th anniversary of the bombing. Tibbets, a 30-year-old colonel at the time, and his crew of 13 dropped the five-ton “Little Boy” bomb over Hiroshima the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. The blast killed or injured at least 140,000 people. Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing at least 60,000 people. Tibbets did not fly in that mission. The Japanese surrendered a few days later. “It did in fact end the war,” said Morris Jeppson, the officer who armed the bomb during the Hiroshima flight. “Ending the war saved a lot of U.S. armed forces and Japanese civilians and military. History has shown there was no need to criticize him.” The head of the Japan Congress Against A- and H-Bombs rejected the idea that the bombing saved lives. “What Mr. Tibbits did should never be forgiven,” said Takashi Mukai, whose mother, a nurse, suffered lifelong effects of radiation as she treated bombing victims. “His actions led to the indiscriminate killing of so many, from the elderly to young children. “Nevertheless, I would like to express my condolences to his family, and pray for his soul,” he said. “What’s important now is that we move toward a world free of nuclear weapons.” Tibbets retired from the Air Force as a brigadier general in 1966. He moved to Columbus, where he ran an air taxi service until he retired in 1985. Tibbets said in 2005 that after the war he was dogged by rumors claiming he was in prison or had committed suicide. “They said I was crazy, said I was a drunkard, in and out of institutions,” he said. “At the time, I was running the National Crisis Center at the Pentagon.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Job Vacancies: Award-winning Kellys Centra seeks deli assistants

first_imgThe multiple award-winning Kelly’s Centra, which was recently voted for a great place to work award, is seeking two deli assistants.The ever-expanding convenience store at Mountain Top Letterkenny is recruiting for two deli assistants for immediate start.The ideal candidates will have at least 2 years experience in a similar role, with knowledge of HACCP hygiene systems.Have a flair for food and have good presentation skills.Be customer orientatedBe flexible in regard to working various shift times, including weekends.To apply for this role, please forward your CV to jobs.applications16@gmail.com Job Vacancies: Award-winning Kellys Centra seeks deli assistants was last modified: December 19th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:deli assistantEmploymentjobsKelly’s CentraMountain TopVacancylast_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENTS AT FORE OF YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION

first_imgDozens of Donegal schools are taking part in this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin.The entries deal with a wide-variety of topics as diverse as comparing cycling to running up a hill to whether luck is fact or fiction!The following is a list of the Donegal schools taking part in the exhibition and what their entries entail. The winners will be announced this Friday.1110 Cén t-eifeacht atá ag nochtadh aeir agus teocht ar an méid vitamin C a ata i su oráiste? 1 Biological and Ecological Junior, Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Josh Pond.1309 Biotechnological procedures for animals – do the benefits outweigh the risks? 1 Biological and Ecological Senior Choláiste Cholmcille Donegal  – Ellen Nugent1403 An investigation into the effect of microwave radiation on plants 3 Biological and Ecological Junior Magh Ene College Donegal –  Kerri Mc Gloin Caoimhe Page Aisling McSharry 1427 An bhfuil éifeacht ag ceannasacht súil/lámh trasnaithe ar chéatadán chaithimh cispheile? 2 Biological and Ecological Junior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal  – Fionn Ó Cléirigh Oisín Muilleoir1511 Hill Slope: effect on cycling versus running up a hill 2 Biological and Ecological Intermediate Magh Ene College Donegal – Conor Dawson Jamie Brennan1540 A study into the ability of spices to counteract the effect of perchlorate on heart rate in Daphnia 2 Biological and Ecological Intermediate Magh Ene College Donegal  – Darren Oates Chris Woods1608 An investigation into enterococci bacteria in hen and duck uropygial glands 3 Biological and Ecological Senior Magh Ene College Donegal  – Julian Pawlowski Jack Roden Niall McSharry2103 Does the weather in Letterkenny prevent outdoor activities? 1 Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior St Eunan’s College Donegal – Conor Farrell 2303 Reitithe disleicse ar amharcléamh ceoil. 1 Social and Behavioural Sciences Senior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal Mollie Nic Fionntaí2307 Jumping off that ‘mood’ swing 1 Social and Behavioural Sciences Senior Loreto Convent – Letterkenny Donegal – Sinead Hession2309 Staidéar a dhéanamh ar an dearcadh atá ag tiomanai cairr i dtreo rothaí 1 Social and Behavioural Sciences Senior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Sean Kilcullen2408 Staidéar compraráid a dhéanamh ar studanna peile 3 Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Donegal – Cian Mac Gabhann Fionán Laighneach Michéal Ó Cathasaigh 2516 Ag fiosrú cén fath nach raibh an táille tí íochta ach ag fíor bheagán daoine i nDún na nGall 3 Social and Behavioural Sciences Intermediate Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Donegal – Jamie Mac Uiginn Emma Nic Uidhir Aodán Laighneach2566 Luck: fact or fiction? 2 Social and Behavioural Sciences Intermediate Deele College Donegal – Niamh Porter Cara Bovaird2587 Fiosrúchán ón tuath i Dhún na nGall: An bhfuil córas na bpointí an Ardteist ag déanamh leithcheala ar daltaí ó scoileanna poiblí. 3 Social and Behavioural Sciences Intermediate Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Donegal  – Catriona Ni Dhomhnaill Sinead Ni Ghallachoir Mairead Cutliff2590 Staidéar a dhéanamh ar an dearcadh atá ag tiomanai cairr i dtreo tiomanaí gluaisróthar 3 Social and Behavioural Sciences Intermediate Coláiste Ailigh Donegal -Padráig Ó Riain Odhran Mac Fhionnghaile Caoimhin Mac Lochlainn2624 Scríobh nótaí- bac nó buntaiste? 3 Social and Behavioural Sciences Senior Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Donegal – Rosie Ní Ghairbhigh Ciaran Ó Ceallaigh Micheál Ó Gallchóir3402 Ag tomhais taisleach ithir le leictreas 2 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Aoibhinn Murray Shannon McLaughlin3405 A comparison of the levels of vitamin C in unripe and ripe fruits 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior Magh Ene College Donegal  – Megan McGee Rebecca Duffy Martha Rose Cosgrove3411 Cén lí is éifeachtaí i gcill gréine ruaim-íograithe 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal  – Conor Ó Luadhóg Eoghan Bradley Sean Farrell3419 An bhfuil éifeacht ag brú aer ar a dhinimicí liathróid ag preabadh? 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal  – Brodie O’Toole Clíona Ní Chonnacháin Paula McCusker3421 To compare ultraviolet protection in a variety of moisturisers 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior St. Catherine’s Vocational School Donegal – Ciara O’Boyle Sarah Conwell Leanne Hutchinson3426 Lava i gCupan 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Junior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Hannah O’kane Cliodhna Ni Dhugain Laura Pasoma3508 Sodium alginate: a non-toxic Flame Retardant? 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Intermediate Magh Ene College Donegal – Roisin Chapman Tara Fergus-Sheridan Sarah van Staveren3527 Nochtadh Ultra-Violáit V an cinéal dromchla agus am san lá. (Ultra violet exposure v’s type of surface and time of day) 3 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Intermediate Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Deirbhile Ní Chathail Aoife Nic Uait Dearbháil Ní Reannacháin3611 Fiosrú ar an difríocht idir caighdéan fuaim agus cumhachta róisiní difriúla nuair a cuirtear é ar an bogha agus an fhidil é féin. 2 Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Senior Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Deirdre Doherty Seannagh Orr4540 Soilse D.A.S a úsaid i gcas tine chun slí amach a aimsiú 3 Technology Intermediate Coláiste Ailigh Donegal – Pierce Gallagher Dermot Dunleavy Hughie MerlehanDONEGAL STUDENTS AT FORE OF YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION was last modified: January 9th, 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:YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITIONlast_img read more

Hawks center Collier dies

first_img Jeff Collier told the Associated Press his son died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and did not have any diagnosed health problems apart from his knees. Team spokesman Arthur Triche initially said Collier possibly died of cardiac arrest, but would not provide details. He later said the team was not sure how Collier died. Collier’s agent, Richard Howell, said an autopsy was being performed. “You get a call and it’s your daughter-in-law crying saying she’s giving him CPR and trying to keep him going,” Jeff Collier said. “I guess it took a while for the paramedics to get there. He had a slight pulse when they took him and he passed away in the ambulance while they took him to the hospital.” Jeff Collier told the AP by phone from his home in Springfield, Ohio, that his son had knee surgery when he played in Houston. “Now all of a sudden this comes up,” he said. “We don’t know exactly what happened. I’m anxious to find out. But I guess it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference at this point.” Collier was a part-time starting center the past two seasons after playing mostly as a backup in three years at Houston. He began his college career at Indiana before transferring to Georgia Tech. Hill misses exhibition: Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill missed Saturday’s game against New Orleans with a bruised right quadriceps. Hill was hurt during a shooting drill earlier in the week. “Just precautionary,” Orlando coach Brian Hill said. Hill, who missed the entire 2003-04 season with a left ankle injury, played in 67 games last season, averaging 19.7 points. “I’ll be all right,” Grant Hill said. “I got bumped in the quadriceps right above the knee.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing and was stricken in his home, his father said. He was 28. General manager Billy Knight said the cause of death was not immediately clear for the 7-foot, 260-pound player. He said Collier had “no issues” in a preseason physical given to all players. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’ll wait until the experts can tell us, but there’s no comments about any speculating at all that I’m going to do,” Knight said. “Right now we just think about Jason and his family, his wife and a daughter. He was a good guy, a great teammate and a member of our organization. We’re going to miss him. “The players took it hard, as you would expect,” Knight told the AP. “We’ll try to deal with it and keep moving forward.” The Hawks canceled an open scrimmage Saturday, but will play an exhibition game Monday at Charlotte. “We are saddened by the news of Jason Collier’s sudden passing,” NBA commissioner David Stern said. “He epitomized hard work, dedication and perseverance, and more importantly compassion, kindness and selflessness.” Jeff Collier said he received a phone call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from Jason’s wife, Katie, who said her husband was having trouble breathing and quickly turned blue. last_img read more