US$30K “Thesis Defense Hall” for CU

first_imgThe senior class of the premier faith-based Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, has begun the construction of a “Thesis Defense Hall” on the main campus of the institution, Liberia News Agency (LINA) Bong County correspondent has reported.The project, which is estimated to cost over US$30K is being sponsored by the senior class of the institution.The disclosure was made to LINA in Suakoko by the class president Lorwamon Duokie, who said the facility, when completed, will provide an enabling environment for graduating students to defend their theses.Duokie said the hall will also provide an opportunity for parents and sponsors of graduating students to witness the thesis defense ceremony.According to her, while funds for the project are still being raised, it was important to jump start the construction.She expressed the hope that those who made pledges during the induction of the leadership of the senior class would make good their promises to complete the facility before the September graduation.CU is expected to graduate over 500 students in several disciplines in September this year, Doukie said. The University is a private institution founded in 1889 as Cuttington College by the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA).It is the oldest private, co-educational, four-year, degree-granting institution in sub-Saharan Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gov’t attack on NTC vicious, blatant – Former Amerindian Affairs Minister

first_imgA recent statement issued by the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry (MoIPA) was centered on the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and its executive. It has been described by former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai as a vicious and blatant attack on the Council and toshaos across the country.Having read the statement, Sukhai said, she is under the impression there seemingly is a disconnect between the MoIPA and the NTC. The former minister said she finds it to be a strange development, especially since the minister sits on the NTC as an ex-officio member.Former Amerindian Affairs Minister and Opposition MP Pauline Sukhai“It’s actually like they can’t cooperate, and I don’t think the Government should seek to be indifferent to the NTC…that press statement of accusing the NTC executive is different from what they should be doing. They should be working together, and have full engagement with each other to further the development of Indigenous people in this country,” Sukhai told Guyana Times. Government on Wednesday accused the NTC of disrespecting President David Granger, and launched a scathing attack on several vocal Indigenous representatives who were not toeing the line, but exposing serious malpractices of the current A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Administration.The MoIPA has accused the NTC and its Vice Chairman, Lenox Shuman, of being confrontational, demanding, and disrespectful in their writings to President Granger. The MoIPA said it has also observed a trend of public posturing by NTC executives, and has stated that the NTC has so far not distanced itself from what the MoIPA described as rather divisive, disingenuous, and sometimes incoherent statements being made by these officials.But while Government has taken umbrage at the writings of these officials to the President, Sukhai has said the NTC has the right to raise concerns affecting its people.“The NTC, as an elected body with Indigenous leaders will, from time to time, be seeking and negotiating with Government on many issues. And that is how it should be. If the NTC has a priority and they feel strongly that the priority is not being addressed by Government, then it’s within their authority to advance representation,” she added.The MoIPA, in its statement, pointed to Shuman and said it has taken note of his issuing call for mass public protest against the Government by the Indigenous citizenry. The Ministry said it would allow the Guyanese public to judge Shuman’s intentions.Further to that, the Ministry said it is aware of countless complaints of alleged disrespectful treatment of residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission by Shuman.When contacted for a comment on Wednesday, Shuman said he was in his village, and could not comment on the matter unless he reads the statement in its entirety.The NTC Vice Chairman said he would also like to be given some time to ‘digest’ what was written about him. He could not be reached on Thursday.last_img read more

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Reports – Sunderland and Diakite agree to cancel contract

first_img1 Modibo Diakite in action during Fiorentina Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite has mutually terminated his contract with Sunderland, reports in France claim.The 27-year-old joined Sunderland last summer on a three-year deal after his contract expired with Serie A side Lazio.At the time the signing was seen as a real coup for Sunderland, with the Black Cats reportedly beating off interest from Liverpool and Napoli.However, according to Get French Football News, Diakite has now agreed to terminate his contract with Sunderland after falling down the pecking order.The Frenchman is now set to join Fiorentina, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.last_img read more

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Join the post summer slim down!

first_imgAs the summer season is coming to an end and it’s almost time to see the kids off to school again, many of us are thinking of slimming down following our summer holidays. Most of us don’t know where to turn to to get the results we want, is it diet, exercise or both? Should I join a group, join an online plan, go to fitness classes, sign up for bootcamp?With so many different options out there its so easy to get confused and often people try to combine a mix of this, that and the other which can sometimes lead to no results and just a feeling of failure. I have been there done that and wore the t-shirt, then I found Slimming World. Last month we spoke about how quick fixes are slowly fading out and as they do the question now is what long term option will work best for me??I often get calls and messages asking about how Slimming World works so for anyone wondering and considering slimming down here is a quick overview of what we do and how it all comes together.Slimming World’s approach is based on a deep understanding of the psychology of slimmer’s, believing the burden carried by overweight people is two-fold: excess weight as well as guilt, self-criticism and poor self-esteem. Our aim is to help people shed the misery of excess weight, supporting members to lead happier, more fulfilling and healthier lives.Through an understanding and compassionate approach Slimming World help members to develop motivation, confidence and mutual support in order to make healthy and highly effective lifestyle changes for life.Members lose weight through a multi-component approach of:• healthy eating habits formed through a Food Optimising eating plan (my favourite part, no food is banned so as well as family dinners I can still enjoy my treats)• regular moderate exercise developed through a Body Magic programme ( don’t worry if like me the furthest you walk is to the car, if you want to become more active its all about small steps when you are ready and able and always with you in control)• motivating group support to encourage long-term behaviour change through a unique approach called IMAGE Therapy ( this is the part that brings the best result, getting that help, support, ideas and inspiration from other members. Sharing how we get the amazing weight losses that we joined for in the first place)Here’s the important parts we all want to know but don’t want to ask:Do we discuss your weight in group?No, our members’ weight remains confidential at all times: weight changes are discussed, but a member’s actual weight is not disclosed. Will you tell me what I need to weigh?No, our members choose their own personal and individual target weight, called a Personal Achievement Target (PAT) and they can alter it at any time along the way. We can offer membership to anyone who has 7 lb or more to lose, ensuring at all times that their weight does not fall into the unhealthy range.Are there men in group?Yes, most of our sessions have a mixture of men and women. Our groups cater for all the family with a big emphasis on eating food everyone can enjoy, real food like meat, spuds and veg, nothing is banned so there is no need for hunger.What age can members join at? We offer membership to anyone over 11 years. Young adults from the ages of 11 to 15 can attend for free with a parent/guardian member. With our young adults they have a wonderful free to go healthy eating booklet they receive and concentrate on making healthy swaps and choices.How long does group last?Each group lasts up to 1 & 1/2 hours. During the first half hour the consultant explains how food optimising works to any new members while existing members pay, weigh & grab a cuppa. After this group lasts around 45 min’s to 1 hour with members sharing ideas, recipes, hints, tips and celebrating awards. After group all new members are weighed by the consultant.I have food a food allergy, can I still lose weight?(Ceoliac / IBS and many more)Yes, you certainly can. As with all members we would never advise against doctors orders. If there are certain foods that don’t agree with you, or trigger a flare up of your condition then avoid them, simple as that. Our food optimising plan is so wide and varied that even for people on restrictive diets due to health conditions will find plenty to eat. We tend to concentrate on what you can have rather that what you can’t, and your consultant can help you with this.What happens once I reach my target weight? Once you achieved it, you become a lifetime member and can attend group free of charge (as long as they stay within 3 lbs of their target weight). Around 10% of our members attend group for free to maintain their target weight.What if I don’t lose weight?At Slimming World we are so confident in the effectiveness of our weight loss programme that they offer a money back guarantee.So there you have it, a quick overview of how our groups run and some frequently asked questions. The question now is to join or not to join?? As a member first my advice is give it a go, you really have nothing to lose only the weight.Anne Marie xCheck out our facebook page for details of your nearest group and you will also get some wonderful recipe ideas there (search for the hunters chicken, it’s fab)https://www.facebook.com/slimmingworldindonegal/Join the post summer slim down! was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 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)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE NAOMH COLMCILLE THIS SATURDAY

first_imgGaeil Fhánada notesGaeil Fhánada lotto resultsNumbers drawn were 5. 7. 13. 15. 17. Bonus 19. No jackpot winner. €100 winner Nancy Dorrian, Coolback. €50 Shaun McElwaine. Corry. Jackpot next week €3,000. Seniors and ReservesChange of fixture this weekend. Gaeil Fhánada now play away to Naomh Colmcille this Saturday. Change of fixtures due to Donegal team in League Semi-Final. Time and referees to be confirmed later.Cumann na mBanComórtas Peile na GaeltachtaBhain ár Mna ag imirt as baile Dé hAoine seo caite 0:10 v Mna Gleann tSuilí 0:05 i gComórtas Peile na Gaeltachta.Maith sibh cailíní! Ádh mór anois daoibh sa Cluiche Ceannais ins na Gleanntaí.Our Senior Ladies played away to Glenswilly this evening in the Semi Final of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta where they won 0:10 to 0:05. Well done ladies and management!Best of luck now for the final on May Bank Holiday weekend in Glenties. U12 girlsTraining will resume on Sunday morning 10th April @ 11am. Training is on the Sunday instead of Saturday due to confirmations on the Saturday.Training for U12 girls for April is as follows: Sunday 10th @ 11am, Saturday 16th @ 11am, Saturday 23rd @ 11am, Saturday 30th @ 11am.Training will change to every Friday evening in May. More information later.U14 girlsUnder 14 girls training continues this Friday from 6p.m. – 7p.m. in Tria Locha. All welcome. Matches are starting in 1 weeks time.Bord na nÓg U6s, 8s & 10s – training for boys and girls born in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm. Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover cost of hall..U12 training continues in Rossnakill Resource Centre every Thursday @ 5.45pm sharp. All boys born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, to attend this session. Bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover the cost of the hall. Further info contact Patrick Heraghty 0872719182 .MinorsPlease check our facebook page for updatesTráth na gCeist Scór na hÉirinnComhghairdeas mór foireann Tráth na gCeist Gaeil Fhánada CLG a tháinig ins an triú áit i gcomórtas ceannais Scór na hÉireann i gCill Airne. Maghnus, Neil agus Michéal Mac Giolla Bháin a bhí ar an bhfoireann. Maith sibh uilig!Dún na nGall Ní raibh an tádh linn an deireadh seachtain seo caite ach tá Dún na nGall ach tá siad ag imirt i Sraith Leathcheannais na hEireann v Baile Atha Cliath. Ádh mór buachaillí!GAA Cúl CampGaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July. Applications will be available in schools after Easter for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan. Also by contacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645.COULD EVERYONE PLEASE HAVE THEIR NOTES SENT TO MARGARETTA BY 10P.M ON A SUNDAY NIGHT EVERY WEEK. GRMA!For all other information re: Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G. please check out our Facebook page.Don’t forget – if you’re looking for Gaeil Fhánada Club gear – it is available from Michael Murphy Sports!GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE NAOMH COLMCILLE THIS SATURDAY was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:donegalfanad gaelsGAANoteslast_img read more

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RUGBY: LETTERKENNY CONTINUE FINE RUN AND POWER PAST STRABANE

first_imgRUGBY: On a perfect day for running rugby Strabane hosted Letterkenny who were trying to improve on their recent run of away results.A much changed side due to injury for Letterkenny saw Coach Colin Farrell donning the right wing shirt and added a bit of physicality to that area of the field, there appear to be many good playing years left in him.In the early stages the home team showed they ought not to be near the foot of the table if they were able to keep that momentum for 80 minutes. With a couple of good ball carriers able to breach a defence and a nippy scrum-half they did have chances early on but solid defence from the Letterkenny mid-field of Sean Deery and Michael Foy kept them at bay.Letterkenny’s out-half Ryan Mortimer controlled the game from the off and the visitors were soon awarded a penalty which he slotted for a 3-0 lead.Letterkenny’s scrum once again proved a dominant factor with the ‘kenny front row of birthday boy Rae Clarke, Sean McGill and Christopher Digimas causing havoc, so much so that in the latter stages of the game the scrums went to ‘un-contested.After 10 minutes a series of rucks gained territory and good hands from scrum-half Conal Sheridan and Ryan Mortimer put Ben Mortimer into space and he galloped through the Strabane defence to swallow dive over the line for Mortimer the younger to convert.Letterkenny now had the bit between their teeth and from the re-start took play into the Strabane 22, numerous phases reduced Strabane’s ability to defend and Sheridan saw a gap which he exploited to jink through and score a converted try to leave the visitors 17-0 up at the break.From the re-start Letterkenny took the upper hand and early on Garry Canning turned the ball over at the breakdown and with support from Chris Lamberton, playing his best game in a Letterkenny shirt, created the platform for the backline to pull off a training ground play which saw centre Sean Deery crash over to extend the lead.Three tries down and the home side, having lost a player to injury, gave a spirited performance and took the game to Letterkenny scoring two well taken tries in the space of 5 minutes, one of which was converted. This gave the visitors a wake-up call to go hunting the bonus point try and following a period in the sin bin Ben Mortimer charged down a kick near the Strabane line and followed up to touch down.Ryan Mortimer took his tally to 11 points by converting the second of Deery’s tries to end the game with a convincing 36 points to 12 victory. Letterkenny will need to carry this form forward for the final two league encounters at home against UUC on 16th and BHSFP on 23rd April.Strabane will be heading for an end of season play-off to avoid relegation against struggling Civil Service, a game which on this performance the Tyrone men should be more than capable of winning.Letterkenny Team; Rae Clarke, Shaun McGill, Christopher Digimas, Ben Mortimer, Keelan Kriel, Chris Lamberton, Terence Gallagher, Conal Sheridan, Ryan Mortimer, Michael Carr, Sean Deery, Michael Foy, Colin Farrell (man of the match), Karl Egan. RUGBY: LETTERKENNY CONTINUE FINE RUN AND POWER PAST STRABANE was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:letterkennyRUGBYSportlast_img read more

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late, late show

first_imgARCATA >> For how good the Crabs’ bullpen has been this season, it’s been almost a lock that when they get in the game with a lead, that’s how it’s going to end.Wednesday night was a bit of a different story.The usually-reliable Crabs relief corps couldn’t hold a three-run lead with just six outs to go, as relievers Kevin Calderhead and Justin Watland allowed a combined five eighth-inning runs in Humboldt’s 7-5 loss to the Redding Colt 45s at the Arcata Ball Park.The message from third-year …last_img read more

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Golfer Rory McIlroy withdraws from Rio Olympics over Zika fears

first_imgFour-times Major winner Rory McIlroy will not compete in this summer’s Rio Olympic Games, citing health fears over the Zika virus, he said on Wednesday.”After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else. Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take,” the Northern Irish world number four said.Golf returns to the Olympics in August for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names including Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa have also said they will not compete in the event.Controversy over the Aug. 5-21 Games has grown as more about the disease becomes known. The mosquito-borne virus can cause crippling birth defects and, in adults, has been linked to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre.last_img read more

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