Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., recently launched campaign in the United States of America (USA) to gather over one million copies of textbooks for Liberia is said to be gaining support, a dispatch from the U.S. has reported.Veep Boakai is not alone in the exercise, but in collaboration with the chapter of Future Farmers Association (FFA) in Chicago, Illinois (USA). The two bodies recently launched a campaign to collect more than one million textbooks for schools in Liberia. The Book campaign, according to a dispatch, will locate, collect, package, and ship educational books in the areas of reading, mathematics, science, agriculture, and world history to students in Liberia.The FFA is a US-based organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of students implementing agriculture education in an agriculture classroom setting— a personal application setting known as Supervised Agricultural Experience, and leadership growth setting through the FFA organization. The one million books campaign will accordingly, be coordinated by the Illinois/Liberia Partnership—a philanthropic group comprising Liberians and Illinois citizens working to encourage and support agricultural education in Liberian public schools.At the Launch in Chicago, Illinois recently, Vice President Boakai affirmed the support of the Government of Liberia to introduce agriculture in the curriculum of high schools as a means of encouraging leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.He said Liberia’s food security would be greatly enhanced if students and future leaders embrace agriculture as a career option. Reflecting on his days as Minister of Agriculture, VP Boakai said, the sector has one of the greatest potentials to create more jobs, and spur the economic growth of Liberia.Student Cody Carmen, Illinois Chapter president of the FFA with over 17,000 memberships has pledged on behalf of her members, their commitment to collect and ship books to Liberia to augment junior and senior high schools education by making text books available to their fellow students in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 11, 2020
…says proposal by Govt GECOM Commissioners “a move to rig elections”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed concerns about the likelihood of rigged elections in light of a proposal by a Government-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner to strike off some 20,000 names from the voters’ list for failure to uplift their identification (ID) cards.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo, during his weekly press conference on Thursday, condemned the proposal, which was made by Government-nominated GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander, stating that such a move would be unconstitutional and would result in thousands of persons being disenfranchised.He told the media that the proposal was “downright illegal”.“Then imagine after the elections, when APNU loses, they are going to use the same thing that ‘oh, we took people’s names off the voters’ list because they didn’t collect their ID cards’ – that it is illegal. Therefore, they will go to court to try to invalidate the results, because of what they are proposing now to the Commission either setting the basis for elections challenge in the future or want to create violence. That is why we have to resist this proposal and I hope that the Commission doesn’t buy into this or the Chairperson,” Jagdeo said.Court rulingsHe reminded that the very Chairperson of the GECOM, Retired Justice Claudette Singh in 1997 had invalidated the results of that year’s elections in her ruling that an ID card was not required for a Guyanese to cast a vote at an election here.“She (Justice Singh) ruled against it and invalidated the results of the elections … So now, it is even worse: although you don’t need an ID card to vote, you can show up in the polling place, you can use your passport, your ID card or you can swear to an oath and vote. They want to take off and not just to cancel the ID cards which they have a right to do if they want to, but they want to take those names off the voters’ list.”Jagdeo also reminded that acting Chief Justice Roxane George recently had ruled that the names of persons on the voters’ list could not be removed for any reason outside of those outlined in Guyana’s Constitution – that is death or insanity.“Those are the two reasons; you cannot remove their names for any other reasons, not because they didn’t collect their ID cards or did not show up to check their names on the voters’ list. Whether they migrated or not, their names have to be there and that is a feature of continuous registration what we agreed to in the early 2000s. This is an attempt to disenfranchise some 20,000 people, knock their names off the voters’ list so imagine if you did not collect your ID card … but when you show up on Election Day you would not be on the voters’ list, imagine the confusion and I think that’s what they want,” Jagdeo stated.According to the Opposition Leader, the removal of persons’ names from the voters’ list would most likely result in some form of violence on Election Day when voters turn up to cast their votes and would be faced with a situation such as their names being struck off the voters’ list.On Wednesday, the People’s Progressive Party in a statement on the issue said that “…it is clear that the APNU/AFC is preparing the ground either to set aside the entire elections as illegal and unconstitutional, when they lose, or by rigging the elections by disenfranchising tens of thousands of Guyanese electors.”Earlier this week, PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner Bibi Shadick had revealed the intention of the Government-appointed Commissioners to disenfranchise the tens of thousands who had not uplifted their ID cards as yet.“Right now the push is to let people not vote… There’s a push to deregister some people because they didn’t go and uplift their ID cards and they don’t know where they [are],” she had told reporters.Guyana Times understands that some 20,000 persons have not uplifted their ID cards since 2008. It was explained that GECOM will be putting out notices and advertisements to alert those persons to collect their IDs.But according to Shadick, there are some people who think there is no need for ID cards so they never bothered to collect them. Moreover, she noted that there are cases where persons would have moved to other parts of the country, such as the hinterland, and could not conveniently come out to uplift their ID cards.
January 11, 2020
Pronger’s name is not engraved on the Stanley Cup. Niedermayer’s name is listed three times. Pronger is a former winner of the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman. He’s been nominated again this season. Niedermayer also is a former winner of the Norris and is one of the finalists this season with Pronger and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. So alike and yet so different, Pronger and Niedermayer form quite a combination for the Ducks. Although they do not often play together, they can be considered the top one-two punch in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger stands 6-foot-6. He’s outgoing, funny and always willing to chat – even when he acts like he’d rather be getting a root canal. Scott Niedermayer is 6-1. He’s reserved, guarded in his comments to reporters and certainly not prone to playful banter. Pronger, 32, hails from Dryden, Ontario, and was a member of the gold-medal winning Canadian Olympic team in 2002. Niedermayer, 33, was born in Edmonton. He also won gold in 2002. Together and separately, they led the Ducks to franchise records for victories (48) and points (110) during the regular season and matching 4-1 series wins in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now it gets tougher. The second-seeded Ducks face the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 will be Friday at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. General manager Brian Burke traded for Pronger last summer for just this moment, to ensure that the team’s march to the Stanley Cup finals is not derailed for a second consecutive season. Burke signed Niedermayer as a free agent in the summer of 2005 in order to give the Ducks a bona fide superstar on their blue line. “My hunch was he was going to be a great player in the NHL,” Burke said of Pronger, whom he drafted second overall while serving as general manager of the Hartford Whalers in 1993. “He’s delivered for us. “Scotty is just a joy. You don’t realize how good he is until you watch him play every day.” Pronger is averaging 31:13 of ice time and Niedermayer 29:45 during the playoffs. Pronger has three goals and eight assists for a team-leading 11 points in 10 playoff games. Niedermayer has one goal and four assists. “It’s been an easy transition,” Pronger said of joining the Ducks after helping to defeat them in the conference finals last season while with the Edmonton Oilers. “We’re able to learn from each other in practice and throughout the course of the games.” Niedermayer signed with the Ducks after having played his previous 13 seasons with the New Jersey Devils. In Anaheim, he joined his younger brother, Rob, two years after helping to defeat the Ducks in the 2003 Stanley Cup finals. Scott Niedermayer said he appreciates what Pronger has brought to the Ducks. “Adding a player like Chris who contributes in all areas of the game, that’s what you like to see,” he said.. “You like to see your team get better. We sort of complement each other in what we’re able to do, what we bring to a situation like this. It’s been fun and easy.” Pronger is usually matched with Sean O’Donnell. “He’s the best I’ve ever played with, as far as all-around game,” O’Donnell said of Pronger. “Having him as a partner has been great for my year. He’s a smart player. He’s got a long reach. He’s strong as a bull.” Niedermayer most frequently plays with Francois Beauchemin. “He’s helped me in my career a lot,” Beauchemin said. “I wasn’t playing much before I got to play with him. It’s been great just to watch him and see his work ethic. … Scotty’s a quiet guy. When he does talk, the guys listen to him.” Either Pronger or Niedermayer is almost always on the ice, badgering opponents at one end of the ice or looking for scoring chances of their own at the other. Pronger has a heavy shot from the perimeter. Niedermayer, a supremely gifted skater and puck-handler, has a more subtle offensive game. “There’s a toolbox in every player,” Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. “Their toolbox is a little more filled with stuff. … Pronger, he’s a decent skater, but he’s better in the defensive zone. Niedermayer, he’s just different. He’s just skating, skating, skating. It’s so easy for him.” Lemaire was a member of the great Montreal Canadiens’ teams of the 1960s and ’70s, an eight-time winner of the Stanley Cup. He played with some great defensemen, including Guy Lapointe, Larry Robinson and Serge Savard. Pronger and Niedermayer each played with superb defensemen before they arrived in Anaheim. Pronger was partnered with Al MacInnis for many years with the St. Louis Blues. Niedermayer played with Scott Stevens in New Jersey. “He has no real weaknesses,” O’Donnell said of Pronger. “It must be frustrating for opponents to play against him.” Said Beauchemin of Niedermayer: “He uses his skating ability as a weapon. We play well together because we read each other. When one is in the corner, the other is in front of the net.” Teemu Selanne, the Ducks’ leading scorer during the regular season with 48 goals and 94 points, has played against both. It wasn’t until he played with them that he could truly appreciate their games, however. “The biggest thing that surprised me is how smart they are,” Selanne said. “The thing about them is they just don’t make mistakes.” elliott.teaford@ dailybreeze.com (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 29, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “They were so thrilled. They were looking forward to bringing us back pictures,” Holden said. Ferguson, a satellite engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., had been hiking with his wife and others from the Colorado Mountain Club, friends and club officials said. “Kris had a lucky star, up until the day before yesterday,” said his father, Paul Ferguson of Redmond, Wash. “He was always energetic and brilliant at whatever he tried. He was able to deal with the most technical problems and yet he was the most cerebral type of person when it came to things like psychology and philosophy and poetry.” “He was charmed and charming,” said his mother, Karrie. Paul Ferguson said Jodi Coochise, his daughter-in-law, told him the couple was in their tents when the rockslide occurred. Debbie Ramsey, a family friend answering the telephone at the Sammis home, said Sammis was in Tanzania with her husband, Scott, and three adult children. “It was a dream come true for them,” Ramsey said of the family’s trip. Mary Sammis “loved to hike and was always going on hiking trips with friends,” Ramsey said. “Mary was a very upbeat, wonderful, great friend.” The injured Americans were flown to Nairobi, Kenya, for treatment, said James Wakibara, acting spokesman for Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Several Tanzanian guides also were initially reported killed, but regional police commander Mohamed Chico said Thursday that no Tanzanians had been found among the dead. Of the world’s top peaks, Kilimanjaro is among the easiest to scale – though, as Wednesday’s slide demonstrated, it can be deadly. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania – The climbers were asleep in their tents, hoping to get a few hours’ rest before a pre-dawn ascent of Africa’s highest peak, when the boulders rained down. Three Americans were killed and two others seriously injured. The Americans were among several dozen foreign climbers from various tour groups camped near Arrow glacier on Kilimanjaro’s difficult Western Breach when the rockslide occurred Wednesday. The dead were identified as Kristian Ferguson, 27, of Longmont, Colo.; Mary Lou Sammis, 58, of Huntington, N.Y.; and Betty Orrik Sapp, 63, of Melrose, Mass. The climbing trip was a lifelong dream of Sapp and her husband, William W. Sapp Jr., both physicists, said neighbor Jeannine Holden. The husband survived.
December 29, 2019
Conall Bonner & Cathal Casey meeting Sam at Naomh MhuireIT was late when the Donegal 2012 heroes arrived at the Banks; but no-one cared.All evening message on Twitter, Facebook and Donegal Daily kept Naomh Mhuire parish members up to date on Sam’s arrival.Some parents put their children to bed early – so they could get up again to see the Sam Maguire, a certain Mr McGuinness – and a bus loaded with football heroes. If you have pictures, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah Sharkey was delighted when Colm McFadden posed for a pic with three week old Charlie.Jim McGuinness also got to meet Charlie. “Jim and Colm were real gentlemen,” said Sarah SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – NAOMH MHUIRE PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
December 26, 2019
Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 RANKED Sol Campbell is in talks with League Two side Macclesfield Town about their vacant managerial position.The former Arsenal and England defender has never managed but helped out England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd during this month’s international break. Campbell has been very critical of the FA in the past Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Macclesfield are bottom of the English Football League – winning just one of their opening 18 league games and are seven points off safety.Campbell has been linked with Grimsby Town and Oxford United in the past but was not given either job.After being rejected by Oxford earlier in 2018, the 44-year-old described himself as “one of the greatest minds in football.”He has also described how a lack of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) managers in English football is a “sad indictment” of the game and also claimed he would have been England captain “for more than ten years” had he been white. 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED BEST OF Campbell with England U21 star and Manchester City’s Phil Foden Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury
December 25, 2019
SBVC had two shots left, though. It worked the ball to the 17, only to have Ramos misfire on a 34-yard attempt. Then the Wolverines got the ball back for the last time with 1:54 to go. SBVC marched from its 39 to the Eagles’ 26 where it faced a fourth-and-10 with 50 seconds left. But wide receiver Brandon Butler slipped as he went to make his cut, and couldn’t come up with an on-target pass by Rising. So now the Wolverines will be playing out the string without any hope of advancing to the playoffs. All are looking forward to a better effort next week against winless Antelope Valley. “It’s a matter of pride,” linebacker Mike Preciado said. “You have to have respect for yourself and respect for your teammates. A lot of us here came out of winning programs and we want to be part of turning things around here.” SBVC held the Eagles to 64 yards on the ground, although they nickel-and-dimed the Wolverines for 218 yards through the air. The Wolverines have also lost Foothill games to Grossmont (20-17) and San Diego Mesa (28-25). The other loss was the season opener to non-conference foe East Los Angeles. “It’s frustrating for all of us,” Meech said. “We just have to do a better job, from the coaching staff on down.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN BERNARDINO – It was the same old story for the San Bernardino Valley College football team. Enough defense. Not enough offense when it mattered. This time it was Mt. San Jacinto with a 14-10 win Saturday afternoon in Foothill Conference play. It was the fourth loss for the Wolverines (2-4, 1-3), the last three of which have come by a total of 10 points. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Wolverines had advanced into the red zone three times in the half, but also failed on a fourth-and-1 and had a Ramos 37-yarder go wide left. Early in the fourth quarter, Mt. San Jacinto (5-1, 3-1) had a 34-yard field goal attempt by Michael Pullen bounce off the right upright. Moments later SBVC gained good field position, thanks to a 51-yard punt return by Teryl Wilson, sprung by Mombroso Washington’s crushing block, taking the ball down to the Eagles’ 15. They capitalized three plays later with Ryan Rising tossing a 3-yard scoring pass to Jason Hawkins with 9:50 left, making it 10-7 and giving Valley its second lead of the game. That advantage was short-lived, however, as the Eagles’ Scotty James took the ensuing kickoff at the 2 and raced all the way to the Wolverines’ 15. Pullen plunged in from the 2 three plays later, giving the visitors a 14-10 lead that held up. “We have to come out with more intensity and we have to keep that,” SBVC coach Pat Meeech said. “We’re just not doing a good job of executing. They got a couple of big plays and they took advantage and we didn’t.” Play was ragged on both sides through three quarters, with the Wolverines’ first score coming on a 30-yard field goal by Mike Ramos with 9:50 left in the second period and the Eagles going ahead on a 5-yard run by Darren McNeal with 4:39 left in the second.
December 21, 2019
Fulham are looking at former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel, according to the Daily Mail.He has apparently fallen out with coach Markus Babbel at Hoffenheim, prompting speculation about his futureMeanwhile, the Daily Mirror suggest Fulham face competition from two of Germany’s top clubs for the signing of midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.It is claimed Reo-Coker, who is a free agent after activating a release clause in his Bolton contact when they were relegated, is being chased by Hamburg and Wolfsburg.Fulham are said to have expressed an interest in the 28-year-old since Danny Murphy’s departure from Craven Cottage.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 21, 2019
… OAKLAND — The Raiders let a 28-21 third-quarter lead slip away (surprise!) and fell to the Colts, 42-28, on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.With a Thursday night showdown awaiting between the 1-6 Raiders and the 1-7 49ers, what can Jon Gruden possibly do to salvage any pride for him and his team this season?Bay Area News Group Raiders beat writers Matt Schneidman and Jerry McDonald analyze the latest Raiders’ loss, and provide a glimpse at the future for a team in disarray.
December 19, 2019
SETI researchers are building radio telescopes that might be able to catch leaking airwaves from the aliens, reports National Geographic and Space.com. Some 1,000 stars within 30 light-years may be within the reach of an array of new radio telescopes in Australia. SETI researchers can piggyback on this astrophysics facility to listen in on frequencies used on Earth by military radio and broadcast TV. Future arrays may extend the reach 10 times as far, to encompass 100 million stars.Imagine the sound of snow, hissing. If someone hears occasional gunshots in the noise, will it be a Bonanza? Maybe the mike’ll land on a planet in the west, listening to little little Lorne Green men giving us cowboy logic. Ponder Rosa sitting at the console listening to all this; will Dan block her? “Boss,” she’ll say, “this ain’t no chance string of bits; it carries a message.” “What’s it say?” She pauses, translating: “Keep your Hoss before the cart.” “Right,” he responds. “Good design detection work.”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0