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Boe Sehtorwon Breaks Ground for US$76K School


first_imgThe architectural design of the school when completedThe leadership of Boe Sehtorwon Association (BSA) of Canada, with headquarters in the United States, over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a 12-class room modern high school and technical vocational training center in Boe Bonlay Town, Nimba County Electoral District #6.Marvin Dahn, president of the association, who performed the official groundbreaking ceremony, informed elated residents that the project cost about US$76,000 and is expected to be completed before the next academic year begins.Dahn highlighted the importance of the project, which he said is intended to bring quality education to school-age children at a shorter distance in the chiefdom.Mr. Dahn promised residents that the association will do everything, but that the construction work will be completed through the help of the community dwellers, whose school-going age children are the direct beneficiaries.He challenged locals to take ownership of the project by providing security, though they will be required to source some materials, including town rocks, sand and planks. Meanwhile, the residents have committed themselves to provide whatever is necessary to fast track the project.It will be implemented by the A&E International Construction Company, incorporated, of which some of the workforce have already arrived to commence the construction of the school.It may be recalled that the Boe Sehtorwon Association had previously supplied medical equipment and identified with the locals during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 2014, and residents say they have remained grateful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Be vigilant of money launderers – FIU Head warns


first_img…receives 120 suspicious transaction reports for 2019Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Matthew Langevine is encouraging the general public to be vigilant of persons involved in money laundering and drug trafficking activities, who solicit individuals to carry out monetary transactions on their behalf.The FIU Head said the Unit has been receiving increasing numbers of suspicious transaction reports from money transfer agencies. It has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of the regular man on the street.“We have seen students being used to send monies through these money transfers agencies, housewives, unemployed persons etc we want to encourage the public at large to be vigilant against these activities and not to get caught up in these activities,” Langevine told the Department of Public Information (DPI).For 2018 alone, the FIU received 330 suspicious transaction reports, the majority of which came from money transfer agencies. For this year, 120 suspicious reports were made to the Unit, a high per cent also coming from the money transfer entities.Director of the FIUMatthew Langevine“[It is] a sector which we see a high level of suspicious transaction activities where monies are sent cross borders that raise a number of concerns.”Langevine stressed that every citizen has an obligation to play their part in fighting money laundering.“We want to encourage the public at large not to get caught up in those kinds of activities however beneficial it may seem to you in the onset because it can have far-reaching implications for persons.”The FIU Head lauded the support of the more than 330 reporting agencies that continue to provide much-needed information to the Unit.“We have been getting relatively good support. I think the entities recognise the importance of this and with the kind of engagements we have been having nationally to ensure that the agencies understand their obligation, they appreciate why they need to be reporting the information to us.”These engagements include outreaches and training across the country.Twelve intelligence reports have been sent to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).In addition to reports from the money transfer agencies, the FIU has also been receiving suspicious transaction reports from a number of financial institutions, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) and gold dealers. Langevine said those sectors continue to actively monitor transactions and provide intelligence to the FIU which, in turn, shares with SOCU.For 2018 and 2019, the FIU sent 29 and 12 intelligence reports respectively to SOCU, covering several different suspected predicate offences including corruption and bribery, drug trafficking, fraud and tax evasion among others.Through MoU’s signed with State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA), the Unit has also been able to assist the entity with financial information to assist in investigations it was conducting.He said FIU’s services are utilised across the intelligence sector and they work closely with several competent authorities including the GRA, Central Bank and the gaming authority.last_img read more


Expanding her horizons


first_img“People don’t really understand why I left,” she said. “I really thought it was important for me to live in a different part of the country; live in the Midwest. And it’s really pretty fun. “There are so many good swimmers in California who don’t get a chance to swim as much as they want to in college because they aren’t willing to look outside of the state. Every swim program in the country would love to bring in California kids.” They’ll be flying out to New York next week, as the Cardinals compete in the Big East swim meet Feb. 14 on Long Island. And if Abby had to bet, they’ll bring quite a few signs with them. “Every school has parents doing cheers, making noisemakers, sings, all sorts of crazy stuff,” Miller said. “My mom gets into it, too. I know she’ll bring signs – she used to make signs as big as our garage.” Louisville, in its second year in the Big East, is regarded as an up-and-coming program. A lot of that excitement is due to Miller, who set school records in the 200-meter butterfly and 400 IM as a freshman and is expected to notch a couple more this week. Miller’s versatility makes her a key cog for the Cardinals. Along with swimming the IM and the fly, Miller swims in the 500 freestyle along with various relays. “I think we are ready to really do some things,” Miller said. “Last year we were new and no one knew what was really going on. The seniors weren’t used to that type of competition and as a freshman, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. “We got to compete in dual meets against conference teams this year, so we’ll have a better idea of what to expect.” It was the prospect of helping build a program from scratch that really got Miller pumped up about Louisville. She started hearing from colleges as a junior in high school while swimming for Industry Hills Aquatics and preparing for the 2004 Olympic Trials. The first school that came calling was Auburn, which won the NCAA championship last season and has captured four of the last five titles. A lot of swimmers would have jumped at the opportunity to swim for that program, but Miller wasn’t one of them. Instead, she bought in to the prospect of building with the Cardinals. “Auburn is great, but I felt that I would just be another number there,” Miller said. “I really wanted to be part of building something up, so when I visited Louisville, everything fell perfectly into place.” Besides trudging through the snow, everything is ideal for Miller. Louisville, a metro area of 1.2 million people according to the 2000 census, doesn’t have a major professional team, so the city’s rooting energy is channeled into the Cardinals. That support goes to all athletics, something Miller knows wouldn’t happen back home. “It’s amazing how much energy people pour into the university,” Miller said. “I’ll be walking around wearing a Louisville jacket and people will come up, asking what sport I play, wishing me good luck and telling me that they’ll come to a meet. There are a ton of schools in L.A. but that kind of stuff doesn’t happen there at all. “It’s just a cool thing to be a part of.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As far as Louisville swimmer Abby Miller is concerned, there’s a whole other world outside California to discover. That’s the answer that the sophomore from Diamond Bar gives everyone who asks her why she would leave Southern California for a Big East school in Kentucky. But it’s not a company line – Miller truly believes that going away for college is important. center_img Of course, living in Louisville, situated across the Ohio River from Indiana and 75 miles southwest of Cincinnati, can have its drawbacks. The past few weeks in particular have been brutal, as Louisville – like the rest of the Midwest and the Ohio River Valley – has been engulfed in sub-freezing weather. “I have to wear 10 coats to go outside,” Miller said. “It’s as cold as it’s been since I’ve been here. The snow is kind of gross because it’s not melting and it’s gotten kind of dirty. I’m definitely not used to it.” Born in Chicago, Miller has spent all the time she can remember in Southern California. So when it came time to looking for colleges, Miller didn’t have much interest in sticking around. “I know what California is about, I lived there,” Miller said. “I saw college as a time for me to go to an entirely new environment and see what it was like.” It’s not as if Miller is totally forsaking her home, though. She still has constant contact with her parents, Jack and Cathy, who have racked up frequent-flier miles supporting their daughter. last_img read more


Tottenham transfer target set for Benfica switch


first_img1 Eliseu Tottenham target Eliseu is set to move to Benfica, according to reports.The Malaga star, who can play either at left-back or on the left wing, has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane after an impressive four year spell in Spain.But Diario Sur claim he will instead return to his homeland by signing for the Lisbon giants.A deal is said to be already in place between the two clubs, and Eliseu will undergo a medical over the next few days.last_img


Pep expects stronger Liverpool as he plans for next season


first_img0Shares0000Eye on the future: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 18 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.City have accrued an incredible 198 points in winning the Premier League for the last two seasons, but their tally of 98 this season only pipped Liverpool by a solitary point. Now Guardiola wants reinforcements this summer to refresh his squad, but also to try to remain a step ahead of their domestic rivals.“Increasing competition is one of the reasons,” said Guardiola whose City side face Watford at Wembley on Saturday hoping to add the FA Cup to the Premier League and League Cup trophies this season.“The players have to feel that they play good or they don’t play.“I put it on myself, I have to win again. If not and I don’t do it, I am in trouble and I cannot be here any longer.“Football is what it is -– win again and again and again and the players have to feel that. What we have done is incredible but from the first day of next season, we start from zero.“We have to see what we have seen for the past two, even three seasons, and especially in terms of results for the past two seasons.”Guardiola’s demands are so high because the threat from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is real.Liverpool finished with 97 points this season and the City boss doesn’t think the Anfield club are going to fall away.“The history belongs to us for this title,” he said. “But we know exactly one second later which team we are going to face next season.“I am pretty sure Liverpool will be stronger and more hungry to do it, to break this 30 years without the league.“That is why we have to stay there. If we don’t, we are not going to win. They will be there the same.“We will have to get more than 90-plus points to be champions next season. That is the level we have to maintain, to refresh our minds in the summer and to come back at the same level as these last two seasons.”– Champions League ‘dream’ –If City are victorious on Saturday, they would become the first English team to win all three domestic titles in the same season.But considering the players at his disposal, they must improve in the Champions League where they are yet to pass the last eight in Guardiola’s three seasons.“Of course it’s our dream to do it, but I have to improve,” he admits. “I have to see what I can do better to do it.“In the same point, it’s a more difficult competition, except (Zinedine) Zidane who is a master in the competition.“For all the managers who stay ten to 15 years, they don’t win this competition every season. Alex Ferguson only won it twice.”As Tottenham and Liverpool prepare to meet in an all-English Champions League final in Madrid on June 1, Guardiola can only look on enviously.But the vagaries of knockout football, as opposed to the nine-month consistency needed to win a domestic league, have worked against him.“The mistakes you can do, punish you a lot. We missed three penalties in quarter-finals or semi-finals, and went out for the difference of those goals.“These kinds of little details, you get another chance in the domestic leagues.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


DONEGAL DELEGATES JOIN CANCER DELEGATION TO EU PARLIAMENT


first_imgSinn Fein’s Martina Anderson with Donegal delegates.Donegal delegates have join MEO Martina Anderson as part of a delegation to EU Parliament.The Sinn Féin MEP this week hosted the delegation to the European Parliament focusing on cancer patients’ concerns, needs and rightsSpeaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Ms Anderson said, “The purpose of this delegation was to focus on patients’ rights, concerns and needs but also to reaffirm our commitment to tackle the cancer epidemic in a coordinated approach across Europe.“In the north alone, it is estimated that by 2020 – just four years from now – that 74,000 people will be living with cancer. It already accounts for 30% of all deaths across Ireland. Its prevention must be a high public health priority.“Cancer risk in women continues to rise, and lung cancer has now overtaken colorectal cancer to become the second most common major cancer in women.“The large, and growing, number of cancer survivors in our community will have major implications for cancer support services in the coming years.” Noelle Duddy, from Co-operating for Cancer care North West (CCCNW) in Donegal, added “This was a very welcome opportunity to visit the European Parliament. It was very insightful to discover other delegate’s thoughts and experiences of living with cancer and campaigning for increased awareness and services.”DONEGAL DELEGATES JOIN CANCER DELEGATION TO EU PARLIAMENT was last modified: March 3rd, 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:cancerdonegalMEO Martina Andersonlast_img read more


OUTBREAK OF DIARRHOEA AT ORTHOPAEDIC WARD AT LGH


first_imgManagement at Letterkenny General Hospital have advised the public that there are a number of cases of diarrhoea on the Orthopaedic ward and visitors who have symptoms should not visit the ward.Letterkenny HospitalAlso, children should not be brought to the hospital to visit unless absolutely necessary.The hospital and HSE have issued guidelines because of the situation at the hospital. Advice for Visitors:· Visiting Hours are strictly from 2pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30pm;· People who are unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea, or have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last two days, should not visit the hospital;· Children should not be brought to the hospital to visit unless absolutely necessary. · Visitors should refrain from moving from one section of the hospital to another;· Visitors should wash their hands thoroughly before entering or leaving the inpatient area, or after a visit to the toilet; and· People who have symptoms such as ‘upset tummy’ should not attend the hospital but contact their GP in the first instance if they have serious concerns.The hospital has thanked patients and the public for their cooperation.OUTBREAK OF DIARRHOEA AT ORTHOPAEDIC WARD AT LGH was last modified: May 6th, 2014 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:diarrhoeadonegalLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more


Patrol on horseback helps to keep order


first_imgVALENCIA – The traffic was bad enough Friday at Valencia’s mall, and it got worse when the horse with antlers trotted amid cars in the crowded parking lots. Motorists cruising the lots in search of a parking spot on this traditional opening to the holiday shopping season couldn’t help but stare at the four equestrians assigned to patrol parking areas. A sheriff’s deputy and three civilian volunteers rode horseback, augmenting the Valencia Town Center security force. “You can pretty much see from one end of the parking lot to the other when you’re on a horse,” said sheriff’s Deputy Artie Thompson, who coordinates the volunteer posse. “I think they’re excellent as the eyes and ears for the department.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The equestrian patrol also is a public relations move, Thompson acknowledged. “Everyone likes the horses, the kids come up to them,” he said. “Even the bad guys like the horses.” The horse squad will patrol the mall parking lots on and off throughout the season. 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


South African universities among the best


first_imgStellenbosch University (SU) receiveddouble honours as it was included inthe QS listing’s top 500 universities,and also came in third highest onthe African continent.(Image: Stellenbosch University) MEDIA CONTACTS • Martin ViljoenStellenbosch University media liaison+27 21 808 4921RELATED ARTICLES• Pure water in a jiffy • UCT MBA among world’s best • Can drive raises R8.5m for education• South African university gets global nodWilma den HartighSouth Africa has yet again proved that the standard of its tertiary education is comparable with the best in the world. Two local universities, the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, have achieved top honours by being listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2011/12.First published in 2004, the QS ranking is a respected global career and education network. Prospective students and staff from all over the world use the information to decide where to study and advance their academic careers.Stellenbosch University (SU) received double honours as it was included in the QS listing’s top 500 universities, and also came in third highest on the African continent.The University of Cape Town (UCT) was placed in 156th position, up from 161 last year. The QS system also continues to name UCT as the only university in Africa in the top 200.The QS system makes use of six indicators to determine an international ranking: academic reputation (40%); employer reputation (10%); citations per faculty (20%); faculty student ratio (20%); proportion of international students (5%); and proportion of international faculty (5%). The top universities world-wide are then selected out of 2 000 institutions.Recognising outstanding teaching and researchProf Russel Botman, SU’s rector and vice-chancellor, says that inclusion in the QS listing is a significant achievement for the university as it indicates that the international community has taken notice of the excellence of its teaching and research.Stellenbosch University has done ground-breaking work as part of its HOPE project in the areas of nano-fibre water filter technology, food security, HIV/Aids, paediatric tuberculosis and various other research initiatives.The HOPE project supports the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by focusing on world-class research aimed at improving the lives of South Africans and people elsewhere on the continent.“Although we don’t chase rankings, we are proud to be recognised by our peers in this way. It is an important feather in our cap,” Botman says, adding that the rankings also expose local academics and students to more opportunities for research collaboration and exchange.He says that SU has done a lot of work to improve its research output, and has received recognition as the university that delivers the most research output in the country per academic staff member.However, he was surprised at the ranking received for international visibility. “The university has been working very hard to improve its international presence and visibility for the past four years, but we didn’t know that our work would be noticed so quickly,” he says.Results of research conducted by Stellenbosch University in 2007 revealed that internationally the university wasn’t well known for the quality of its academic programmes. However, people were aware of the institution’s negative apartheid history.“The ranking shows that our strategy to improve visibility of the university and bring about transformation is correct,” says Botman.International recognition of this kind is beneficial for individual tertiary institutions and the country. UCT’s executive director of communications and marketing, Gerda Kruger, said in a statement that a good performance on the QS list sends the message that South Africans can get a world-class education without leaving the country.last_img read more


Service and advocacy emphasized at FFA Washington Leadership Conference


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every summer, Washington D.C. is turned blue and gold as FFA members from across the country travel to the nation’s capital as participants of the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC). The conference focuses on developing students into motivated citizens who desire to make a difference in their home communities. This year over 2,000 students attended including Ashley Garlick, a senior member of the Evergreen FFA Chapter in Fulton County and Gracie Hinkle, a junior member of the Highland FFA Chapter in Morrow County.On the first day of the conference, FFA members were introduced to the idea of citizenship and what it means for them as high school students. They began to meet one another and learn about what their week would entail. For many students this was their first time in a big city and nerves were still pretty high.“When I first arrived to WLC, I felt very overwhelmed. I knew that my experience was based on how social I was going to be, I just took one deep breath and started talking,” Garlick said.On day two of WLC, all 300 students loaded onto the D.C. metro and traveled to Arlington National Cemetery. They got to see the Changing of the Guard and the somber setting inspired discussion about their purpose. This was followed by an afternoon of considering needs the attendees could address in their home communities and then a visit to the National Mall to admire monuments and memorials.A trip to D.C. wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Capital building and on day three students had the chance to meet with their local Representatives and/or state Senators and tour the Capital. That afternoon, students discussed why diversity is an essential part of being an engaged citizen and what that looks like. They learned more about their fellow conference attendees and begin developing what’s called a “Living to Serve” or LTS plan. This plan focuses on an area they hope to improve in their local community and what actions they can take.Hinkle chose cyber bullying as her LTS plan focus.“Cyber bullying is a problem back in my home town and my passion is to spread the kindness even if it is the littlest bit, because that can start a chain reaction in a school, or a community,” she said.Garlick’s LTS plan is focused on feeding the people in her community.“Every year our FFA packages around 30 meals for people in our area during Thanksgiving,” she said. “I know more need our help, but we do not get to hear about them. I want everyone to engage in a meal everyday like I can.”Day four of WLC was focused on the topic of advocacy. Students traveled into the city to visit the Newseum, a museum focused on the First Amendment and they applied what they learned there to positively advocate for agriculture, FFA and their local communities. By the end of day four, attendees had completed their Living to Serve plans and had determined how they could best serve their hometowns.On the final day of the conference students participated in a service project, packing meals for families right there in Washington D.C. This summer 424,457 meals were packaged through the hard work of FFA members. Students were also given time to explore the city and make stops at the White House, Smithsonian museums and souvenir shops before they wrapped up their time in the nation’s capital.“I am very glad that I attended Week six of WLC. My roommates and my community group changed my entire life. Just what I want to achieve and how I see myself changed,” Garlick said. “They had no idea who I was, yet they supported me from the moment I stepped through the door.”Hinkle also had a life-changing experience while in D.C.“I am overjoyed that I attended and I couldn’t have asked to be around a more dedicated, caring group of individuals. The impact WLC leaves on an individual is amazing,” Hinkle said. “The whole time you are there you can’t help but smile even in the early mornings or the late nights, because they keep you pumped when you need it, but also bring you to a level to reflect on the awesome day you just had. WLC has been an absolute blessing in my life, I now have the courage and the power to do something great, big or small.”Every summer, Ohio is well represented at the Washington Leadership Conference. More information about the 2018 conference dates can be found on the National FFA Organization’s website.last_img read more