LCP, FDA Take “Don’t Eat Bush Meat “Campaign To Gardnersville, Empowers Women, Youth Organizations…

first_imgThe Liberian Crusaders for Peace (LCP), in partnership with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), has empowered two communities in Gardnersville to help educate and spread the massages of the danger of eating bush meat as it relates to the Ebola virus.The two communities which  benefited from the training and  financial empowerment are the Day Break Mouth Open, and the Town Hall communities.The LCP intervention in the communities was based on recommendations from a group calling itself ‘Gardnersville Youth against Ebola’.The executive director of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP), Ambassador Juli Endee,  donated a check of LD$ 50,000 to the Gardnersville Youth against Ebola, while LD25,000,  along with some lappas produced by the L.C.P were  also presented to women organizations of the two communities who benefited from the daylong training.During the turning over of the materials to the women and youth organization, Ambassador Endee said,  when the organization got an invitation from the Gardnersville Youth against Ebola, they saw it prudent to carryout sensitization in that part of Liberia.She said, “The 75 thousand, thirty-five buckets, chloral, soap and other items we are giving you today came from our partners. We are working with other organizations who want to see this Ebola out of Liberia.”She told the gathering that the funding and thirty –five pieces of buckets, soap were provided by the Morweh group of company own by Christopher Neyor and other partners.“The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) as one of our partners also provided funding for us to visit communities and give massages that will speak to the mind of Liberians to stop eating bush meat and other activities which will put them into  harms ways” the culture icon said. According to her the nation is faced with a different kind of war and at such every Liberian regardless of sex, religion should join the fight against the killer virus which is calming lives of citizens.“We had our members going into the communities telling residents not to eat bush meat, bats and encouraging them to follow those massages from the Health Ministry, Forestry Development Association and the Liberian government if we are to win the fight against the Ebola virus. We also had people in the hall educating the people to take into consideration good health practices.Speaking additionally, the Liberia culture icon said if Liberia is to win the fight against the virus, they should amalgamate their forces and put aside their personal difference inform health authorities about ill people moving in and out of communities as some of the surest ways to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.The Liberia culture ambassador indicated that it was not time for politicking but for every Liberian to follow those massages to save lives.She said “My people, Ebola is real and it kills. Let’s prevent ourselves and family against this disease, let save our family members by obeying those regulations put forth by the ministry of health and its partners”.At the same time resident of the communities have appreciate the Liberia Crusaders for Peace for reaching out to them especially in this critical time the country is face with to identified with them and provide safety massages for themThe Gardnerville Commissioner Vambah Kenneh praised the organization for providing the people of the area with important information that will keep them save from the Ebola virus.“It is now with us to follow those massages provided by the LCP and keep our save from this Ebola sickness” Mr. Kenneh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LIPA Conducts Evaluation Session for Lecturers

first_imgThe Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA) over the weekend conducted a one-day training and evaluation exercise for 33 of its lecturers otherwise known as facilitators to, among other things, assess current lesson plans, methods and professional programs.The exercise, according to a release, is held with the aim to upgrade and improve the current lesson plans, methods and professional programs to meet current challenges.The training session brought together both fully employed LIPA’s faculty and adjunct faculty members, who are hired outside the institution to serve on a contractual basis.The lead facilitator of the workshop, David Kirlee Swen, said the session was further aimed at assessing the training methodology as well as to review the first term evaluation report of 2015 of the instructional staff. He said other areas to be covered include feedback of products produced by LIPA, the approach to adult learning, developing training plans and the review of LIPA’s grading system.Mr. Swen is the Academic Registrar at the Department of Training and Development at LIPA. He noted that the exercise was a customary activity held periodically and that findings from the evaluation report including challenges will be seriously exhausted for improvement.According to him, LIPA’s current training methodology will be shared with new lecturers/facilitators so that they get acquainted with it before the start of the next cycle of training for government employees and those from the private sector.He explained that the gathering also provided the opportunity for lecturers/facilitators to share experiences and harmonize the difference methods they have learned to have a unified approach to providing professional knowledge to those expected to enroll at the institution during the next cycle, as this was necessary to obtain maximum productivity.Mr. Swen disclosed that the next LIPA training cycle will commence in October, thus expressing the institute’s confidence that knowledge provided by its professional instructional staff would ensure that effect service delivery is performed by those enrolling in the training.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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Giddings, Campbell shine in Leewards 8-wicket thumping

first_imgGuyana skipper Shemaine Campbell and Erva Giddings led the 8-wicket drubbing over Leewards in the final round of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s T20 Championship.The 5th and final round of the Twenty20 format saw the Guyanese ladies finishing on a high note, after the veteran pacer Giddings dismantled the Leeward Islands attack to end with 4-18 from her four overs which was instrumental in their opponents being mowed down to a measly 50 in 17.5 overs.Guyana’s star-studded bowling attack was again lethal as Subrena Munroe, Tremayne Smartt, Akaze Thompson, Sheneta Grimmond and left-arm spinner Kaysia Schultz; chipping in with a wicket apiece.Leewards dismal batting outing was headlined by top-scorer Saneldo Willet who scored 11, as everyone else failed to pass 5. Chasing a meagre total, Guyana wrapped up their chase in empathic style; racing to 53-2 in 10.1 overs.The chase was led by Captain Campbell, whose form in the T20s will have the selectors’ head turning, after she top-scored yet again; this time with three 4s and a six in her match-winning 28.Meanwhile, Leann Kirby’s 46 saw her claim the player of the match award as Trinidad romped to a 7-wicket win over the Windward Islands while Roshanna Outar was declared Player of the Match in hosts Jamaica’s 4-run win over Barbados, which helped them capture the T20 Blaze Title.last_img read more

“If something goes, it’s going to be horrendous” – Residents express concern over proposed AltaGas plant

first_img“We didn’t realize it was going to be so huge, so much above ground with all this piping … Yes, it’s supposed to be a contained system, but ‘supposed to’ being the key term there.”Project Manager Brock John of AltaGas was present at the open house to hear any concerns from homeowners, and spoke in response to this particular concern today.“Natural gas liquids are flammable, but the plant we’re proposing is going to be designed with the most up to date technologies and integrity programs to mitigate the release of any natural gas liquids.” he said.John got into more detail about the properties of natural gas liquids, saying that the vapour is flammable when it is exposed to air, but he asserts the concentration needs to be fairly precise to combust.Advertisement “If it’s too concentrated, it won’t burn … if there’s not enough oxygen, it won’t burn.”John says the natural gas liquids will not be exposed to air under normal operating conditions, and will have a ‘vapour recovery system.’How it works, he says, is that vapours are put into the recovery system, and extra vapour can be released into the flare and burned before posing a risk.He adds this would only occur in the case of an emergency, or when depressurizing needs to happen, and should not be happening regularly.AltaGas’s full Emergency Response and Safety Guide is available to read.Advertisement After an open house last week that was designed to provide more information on a proposed natural gas liquids separation/handling plant right outside of town, some residents left feeling they had more questions then answers.A homeowner who wishes to remain anonymous told Energetic City that her biggest concerns were found in an Emergency Response and Safety Guide.The guide’s fourth page describes the properties of natural gas liquids and natural gas.- Advertisement -She felt concerned when it read that natural gas liquids produce vapours that are ‘flammable when mixed with air’ and ‘ignition can occur from any source that creates a spark such as static electricity, matches, pilot lights, phones, electric motors, internal combustion engines.’“If something goes, it’s going to be horrendous,” she said. “I’m not against them having this plant, I’m against them having this plant that close to residential areas.”She adds that many of her neighbours have similar opinions, as well.Advertisementlast_img read more

Banning fill-ins, defense enough

first_imgMARINE LEAGUE: Running back and quarterback rest as the Pilots get back on track. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER With a handful of players nursing minor injuries, Banning coach Chris Ferragamo did what few coaches would ever dream of doing – he rested his starting running back and his starting quarterback on the same night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That’s how much the team’s game with San Pedro next week means to him and a strong bench and a struggling opponent gave him the luxury to do so. Fullback Joel Panteau filled in for Josh Limosnero as the primary ball-carrier for a resurgent ground game, gaining 120 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Banning scored a 28-0 Marine League victory over Gardena Friday. “After Narbonne, we needed to get back to what got us here and we took out our frustration on Gardena,” Panteau said. “This win got us back on our feet.” Donald Hall chipped in 77 yards and a score on nine carries. Banning (7-1, 2-1) accumulated 293 yards rushing after amassing only 147 yards of total offense a week ago. Quarterback Michael Ponce did his part while filling in for Anthony Rodriguez, completing a 15-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Fernandez to get Banning on the board in the first quarter. “He was calm in the pocket and didn’t make many mistakes and that’s all I asked of him,” Ferragamo said. Not to be outdone, Banning’s defense dominated Gardena (0-8, 0-3), holding the Panthers to 176 yards of total offense, 62 of which came on a first-quarter option run by quarterback Keshaun Malone. Malone’s sideline scamper was the highlight of an otherwise hectic and at times, painful night for the Gardena signal-caller. While he did gain another 37 yards on six carries, the constant presence of Banning defenders in the backfield resulted in six sacks and an 5-for-14 53-yard passing performance. “He could be good if we could consistently give him time to throw,” Gardena coach Marshall Jones said. “When we can’t protect him, a lot of times there’s not much he can do other than run for his life.” Linebackers Josh Valoaga and Hanipale Suega led the charge for a Banning defensive unit, which played without starting linemen Vae Vae Etuati and Puncho Aiono. Valoaga had 21/2 sacks and Suega added two. Banning also recovered a fumble and an onside kick to start the second half. “We were really, really banged up this week. We wanted our defense to carry us and they did,” Ferragamo said. It was the team’s defense that allowed it to overcome 125 yards of penalties. “We have to cut down on all of our mistakes, but particularly penalties,” Ferragamo said. “We just can’t do that next week.” Banning scored a touchdown in each quarter and had two touchdown drives of more than 61/2 minutes. “We did what we wanted to do today,” Valoaga said. “We can’t take any team lightly.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man repeatedly punched wife in the head outside nightclub

first_imgA man who repeatedly punched his wife in the head outside a Letterkenny nightclub has been fined €250.Charlie Ward of The Garden, Ballymacool, in Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to charges before Judge Paul Kelly having been arrested at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny for public order offences on March 17. Gardai saw the accused shouting in the face of a woman outside Voodoo Nightclub and then punching her in the head a number of times.The female refused to speak to gardai but gardai proceeded to arrest the defendant for causing a breach of the peace and being intoxicated in a public place.Solicitor for the defendant, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told the court that on the date of the offence his client had been drinking with his wife and they both had “a lot of alcohol taken”.He added that they had been experiencing a number of personal difficulties which have since been resolved.Mr Gallagher also told the court that the defendant’s wife is currently pregnant and the 26-year-old is soon to be a father.Judge Kelly imposed a fine of €250.Man repeatedly punched wife in the head outside nightclub was last modified: June 18th, 2019 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

CalArts’ Stephen Mosko dies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals David Rosenboom, dean of CalArts’ School of Music, said his friend and colleague lived a life “celebrating the art of music-making.” “Lucky had an unswerving tenacity in upholding the values of creative risk-taking, and a huge heart always open to his friends, students and creative comrades. He spent many, many years devoted to the mission of CalArts and the betterment of our students. His life benefited all of ours as well.” Mosko was born in 1947 in Denver, where his early musical education was fostered by conductor Antonia Brico. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1969 from Yale University and his master’s in 1972 from CalArts. In 1972, he became a member of the composition faculty at CalArts, where he continued to teach for 34 years. Mosko’s compositions have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Sacramento Symphony, SONOR, California EAR Unit, Monday Evening Concerts, Group for New Music of New York, the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, La Camerata of Mexico, and at the Ojai, Tanglewood and June in Buffalo festivals. Mosko was music director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players for 10 years and was principal conductor of the Griffin Ensemble of Boston. He was music director of the Chicago Contemporary Players. He has been guest conductor on numerous occasions with the San Francisco Symphony and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. GREEN VALLEY – Composer and performer Stephen Mosko, a faculty member at California Institute of the Arts, died this week of unknown causes. He was 58. Mosko died at home in Green Valley, north of Santa Clarita. He is survived by his wife, renowned flutist Dorothy Stone. “First as a graduate student and later as a faculty member, Stephen “Lucky” Mosko was the embodiment of the joy, adventure and pure fun of new music. For three decades, he brought that experience to students at CalArts and audiences around the world,” said Steven D. Lavine, CalArts president. “Lucky was a visionary artist and magnanimous colleague who will be greatly missed by the entire CalArts community. His contributions in CalArts School of Music have guided generations of students to cross and transcend boundaries in music. His own extraordinary work will be remembered for its embodiment of creative adventure.” Aside from his wife, Mosko is survived by his father Aaron Mosko of Denver and his brother and his sister-in-law, Martin and Alex Mosko of Boulder, Colo. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Announces 2019 Schedule

first_imgAfter traveling back from Ariz., Drake will play a four-match homestand starting with Creighton on Jan. 26, then it will face off against South Dakota and Augustana (S.D.) in its first doubleheader of the season on Jan. 27. For their last home match of the homestand, the Bulldogs will face SIUE on Feb. 2. Story Links The Bulldogs welcome a pair of freshmen, Kelsey Neville (Antioch, Ill.) and Daria Walczak(Lodz, Poland). Neville was ranked 22nd in the state of Illinois as a senior by Walczak was the No. 18 player in Poland, and has won singles and doubles titles in the 18U National Tournament. The Bulldogs will then travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to face Milwaukee before playing Marquette in a doubleheader on Feb. 15. Drake returns five players from last season, including sophomore Liza Petushkova who led the Missouri Valley Conference with 19 singles wins. Petushkova was named the MVC Freshman of the Year, and was named to the All-MVC team at No. 2 singles. Also returning is sophomore Megan Webb, who was selected as the All-MVC No. 2 doubles last season. Petushkova and Webb are joined by three other returning players including junior Alex Kozlowski, and seniors Joely Lomas and Kenya Williams. The Bulldogs will go on the road again for their next nine matches, first to Fort Collins, Colo. to play against Colorado State (March 2) and Air Force (March 3) before traveling to Minneapolis, Minn. to face Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus in a doubleheader on March 9. Drake also welcomes two transfer student-athletes, Sophia Haleas (Clarendon Hill, Ill.) and Carmen Palumbo (McLean, Va.). Haleas, a transfer from Utah State, posted an 18-8 singlesrecord and a 14-7 doubles record last season. Palumbo transfers from North Dakota where she held the No. 1 singles and doubles spots. The newcomers and the returners had a strong fall campaign in preparation for the spring season. On March 20, Drake will travel to Calif. to face Azusa Pacific (March 20), before playing Cal State Fullerton on March 22. Then the Bulldogs will face UMKC (March 30) and Wichita State (March 31) in Kansas City, Mo. before returning to Iowa to play at MVC rival UNI on April 5, for the start of the Missouri Valley Conference play. Drake will finish its conference play by traveling to Peoria, Ill. to face Bradley on April 20, before facing Illinois State on April 21 in Normal.center_img 2019 Schedule The Drake University women’s tennis team released its 2019 spring schedule Tuesday, Nov. 6, announced Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. Drake kicks off the 2019 spring season in January traveling to Arizona to face Grand Canyon University (Jan. 18) and Arizona State (Jan. 19) to open up the season. Drake will return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center for a doubleheader on Feb. 24 to face Omaha and then Iowa State. The Bulldogs travel back to Cedar Falls to play in the 2019 MVC Championships from April 26-29, hoping to bring home a trophy and automatic berth to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Version Drake will then go on the road for a four-match stretch, first to Lincoln, Neb. to face Nebraska on Feb. 9 and then a neutral match against Wyoming Feb. 10. Play against Grand Canyon begins Friday at 3 p.m. CST before facing off against Arizona State on Saturday at 2 p.m. After the long road trip, the Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center for their most anticipated match of the season. Missouri State knocked Drake out of the 2018 MVC Championships semifinals by a score of 4-2. The Bulldogs are looking for revenge and will play Missouri State on April 7 before hosting Valparaiso on April 13 for their final home match of the season.last_img read more


first_imgBACK TO THE 80s AT LORETO COMMUNITY SCHOOL MILFORD – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 19th, 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:Back to the 80’sLoreto Community SchoolMilfordlast_img