first_imgThe president of an American-based university-the Savannah State University (SSU), Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, is visiting the University of Liberia (UL), a press release from UL Relations said.Dr. Dozier’s visit to the UL is part of her three-day visit to three institutions of higher learning in West Africa.According to the release, while in Liberia Dr. Dozier and her delegation will hold a meeting with UL president, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis and the staff. The nature of the meeting has not been disclosed, however, following its closure, members of the delegation will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore possibilities of establishing academic and training programs in the country.Dr. Dennis, while visiting the US sometime ago, met with Dr. Dozier where the two academics reportedly agreed on a number of collaborations between their institutions.During her three day visit to Liberia, Dr. Dozier is expected to meet with the president and faculty of the Camp Johnson Road-based African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU); the U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac; the director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine K. Ngafuan.The SSUThe SSU is an institutional member of the University Consortium of Liberia (UCL), an organization founded by the honorary counsel general for Liberia, Cynthia I. Blandford, and the Liberian Embassy in the U.S. The purpose of the UCL is to institutionalize a framework through which U.S. based colleges, universities and other academic-related organizations can network; exchange information; collaborate on global initiatives and projects; and establish research partnerships, study abroad; experience summer job opportunities, and student and faculty exchange programs.The UCL consists of 20 institutions and organizations including 15 colleges—all based in Atlanta Georgia.Recently, three students of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU) government including the president, Patrick Sowah; vice president, Randolph Glee; and student representative, Alhaji V. Kromah returned home from the Savannah State University.While in the U.S., the students, according to the release, visited the campuses of eight other colleges and universities where they held interactive leadership conferences and sought scholarships for their Liberians colleagues. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA noticeable increase in betting shops across the country has resulted in efforts to clamp down on unlicensed sites, in a bid to encourage responsible gambling.This was disclosed by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon on Wednesday during a forum hosted at Herdmanston Lodge organised by the Gaming Authority – a regulatory body for casinos, lottery companies and betting agencies.Director General Joseph HarmonHarmon acknowledged that there has been a multiplication of these gaming outlets and admitted that the Authority will be pressured to ensure that all outlets are in compliance with the requisite licensing. Adding to that, some of these gaming establishments were established in communities which are suffering from socioeconomic constraints.“With our economy moving at the pace at which it is moving, I can only anticipate that it is going to be a tremendous pressure on the authority for licenses to open gaming establishments. What I have also seen that there is a proliferation of these betting shops all across Guyana. I trust that the Gaming Authority takes this responsibility of ensuring that these entities are properly regulated and that they operate within the confines of the laws of Guyana because they cannot escape notice that some of these operations are in some of the especially challenged communities of our country,” he stated.Chairman of the GamingAuthority, Roysdale FordeThe Director General insisted that operators and consumers of these establishments should be engaged on the negative impacts of betting and gaming sites. Adding to that, frameworks will provide additional support to ensure responsible gambling.“The Gaming Authority has a responsibility to ensure that the public and operators of gaming establishments are aware of not only the positive but also the negative impacts that gaming can have on an individual and our society in general. This is necessary so as to assist owners in appreciating the need for a systems and policies that will support responsible gaming and gambling.”Harmon insisted that the Authority is staffed with enough persons to warrant adherence to their standards. At present, there is much to be done.“In order to ensure responsible gambling in Guyana, all stakeholders within the gaming industry would have to accept their respective roles in upholding the agreed-upon principles and standards. I’m aware that much more needs to be done but I’m confident that we have the right personnel in place to do that job,” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Gaming Authority’s Board, Roysdale Forde informed that there haven’t been any new applications for this year thus far. However, they continue to process those that were delivered prior.“We received no new licenses for this year. We’re processing applications that were made previously…The Gaming Authority, as a licensing and supervisory authority for gaming in Guyana is aware of the positive and negative effects of gambling and is also aware of the responsibility to bring awareness to all the stakeholders, both the operators and the public, and to put in place measures on agreed principles that would impact and ensure that there is a safe, fair and responsible gaming experience,” Forde stated.Last December, the former State Minister had positioned Government’s decision to better regulate gaming and betting, as it was concerned over “looseness” in the sector. As a consequence, new legislation was being looked into at the level of the Legal Affairs Ministry.Harmon was at the time being questioned about increases in allocations to the Gaming Authority, under Details of Subsidies and Contributions to Local Organisations, during the first day of scrutinising the budget 2019 estimates.The budget estimates show that the Authority’s budget went from $21 million in 2018 to $40 million in 2019. Acknowledging that funding has indeed been boosted for the Authority, Harmon cited examples of persons operating without licenses.last_img read more

first_imgThe overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.3% and in Canada the number sits at 8.1%.  Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the lowest Provincial unemployment rates in the country at 4.9% and 5.2%. – Advertisement – The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC increased in the last month, but is still lower than April of 2009. The current unemployment rate sits at 5.1% which is an increase from March when the unemployment rate was 4.4%.  Even with the increase the number is still lower than in April of 2009 when the unemployment level sat at 6.5% In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province. By Adam Reaburnlast_img read more

first_imgThe 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, coached by Jackson, established the mark for best record in NBA history at 72-10. Asked about the Mavericks, Jackson said, “If we play right, it doesn’t matter who we play.” But the coach already was looking ahead to three-day breaks in the schedule the Lakers will have in each of the next two weeks. “We have an opportunity to get guys feeling better about their games,” Jackson said. The last stop for Kobe Bryant on his visit to Lower Merion (Pa.) High School on Friday was a pep talk for the boys basketball team on the eve of a state playoff game. Bryant walked into the locker room and immediately asked one player a question. “Are you using that in-and-out move I gave you?” Bryant said. In addition to outfitting the Lower Merion teams in Nike gear, Bryant conducted a clinic in the area this summer and came to know several players on the team. “That clinic this summer, he spent a full day just sweating and working with the kids,” said Doug Young, one of Bryant’s former teammates who now works at the school and is an assistant coach. “They gained a lot and he got to know them. “So when he calls and asks about the team, it’s `How’s this guy doing? Is he going hard to the rack? Is he finishing his layups? Is he working on his 3-ball?’ All that is really important to him. He wants to see these guys develop.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Mavericks have won 16 consecutive games and will bring a 51-9 record to Staples Center. The Lakers flew home late Friday after an 0-4 trip and have been “free-falling,” in Jackson’s words, for the past three weeks. “There’s a lot of guys that are challenged in a position where they’re not able to answer the challenge right now,” Jackson said. EL SEGUNDO – As coach of the only NBA team to win 70 games in a season, Phil Jackson will get a first-hand look today at a Dallas Mavericks team that needs to win 19 of its final 22 games to reach that mythical number. At the same time, Jackson will be staring at the flip side of history as his Lakers need a victory to avoid their second six-game losing streak in a month. No Jackson-coached team had lost more than five consecutive games before this season. center_img The Lakers halted Dallas’ 13-game winning streak with a 101-98 victory on Jan. 7 at Staples Center. But the Mavericks have been the NBA’s unstoppable force all season and are 24-1 since that loss. They are the first team in history to post three winning streaks of 12 games or more in the same season and haven’t lost since Jan. 25 in Chicago. “You hear some players that say the regular season doesn’t count at all,” Mavericks coach Avery Johnson told the Dallas Morning News. “I disagree with that. “You need the regular season to get in some game situations that you may see in the playoffs. You just can’t jump up in the playoffs and be good all of a sudden. “So even though what you do in the playoffs really, really counts, you need to practice what’s going to count now. And if you want to be in the rotation in the playoffs, it’s a good time to show me you want to be in it now.” last_img

first_imgThere’s less than 24 hours left in the Players Fnd competition to win two tickets to the All-Ireland Final.By simply donating €5 or more to the Donegal team and gaelic games in the county, you can be in the draw to win two golden tickets to Croke Park on September 23.The competition gives fans – particularly those overseas – a chance to be there! The draw will be made at 5pm Irish Time tomorrow, Friday.Click on the link below to enter:http://www.donegalgaa.ie/news/161197/    THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO THE ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 20th, 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) Tags:DONATE €5 TO PLAYERS FUND – AND YOU COULD WIN TWO ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETSlast_img read more

first_imgFinn Valley Athlete Sinead McLaughlin added another two medals to her ever increasing haul as she picked up two bronze medals at the British Masters Indoor Athletics Championship in Lee Valley, London on Saturday last.Representing Ireland, LetterKenny woman Sinead was competing against the best Britain has to offer, winning bronze in the High Jump.Sinead was excruciatingly close to picking up silver in the Long Jump, being narrowly beaten into third place by one centimetre. Sinead has been competing at the top levels of the sport for 3 decades and continues to represent Ireland with distinction.FINN VALLEY’S MCLAUGHLIN PICKS UP MASTERS MEDALS was last modified: March 13th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgWith Christmas inching ever closer, The Late Late Toy Show have begun accepting applications!Admission is free if you’re chosen to attend, and you can get a front-row seat to see Ryan Turbridy showcase some of this year’s coolest toys that Santa’s helpers are bound to be busy making in preparation for Santa’s visit to little boys and girls’ houses across the globe on Christmas Eve.An RTÉ spokesperson says; “We would like to mention that demand for tickets is much greater than supply so in the interest of fairness we operate a lottery system for ticket allocation.” “Last year we received over 120,000 individual Toy Show ticket applications. We no longer operate a waiting list for audience tickets. Following application, we will contact you with full details if your name is selected for tickets.”To enter click here!Fancy going to The Late Late Toy Show this year? was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

first_imgFulham were grateful for a glaring miss by Leon Clarke to keep the FA Cup third-round tie goalless at the break.When Bakary Sako’s shot on the half-hour mark cannoned back off the post, Clarke looked certain to net the rebound – only to prod wastefully wide of an open goal.It was the clearest chance of a fairly flat first half, in which Fulham strung together some attractive football at times without seriously hurting the Wolves defence.Hugo Rodallega was a thorn in the visitors’ side and he was unfortunate to see an overhead kick loop just over the bar on 39 minutes.The Colombian then fashioned an equally acrobatic volley from Seko Fofana’s cross just before half-time, but it flew wide.In the last action of the half, Sako sent a free-kick dipping just over Marcus Bettinelli’s crossbar.Earlier, Cauley Woodrow squandered the best opportunity of a lifeless first half hour when he blazed over the bar from just inside the box.Lasse Vigen Christensen, who was named in the starting line-up despite having only returned to training on Friday, lasted only 32 minutes before he limped off, replaced by Sean Kavanagh. Fulham:  Bettinelli; Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen (Kavanagh 32), Fofana; McCormack; Rodallega, Woodrow.Subs: Kiraly, Burn, Kavanagh, Roberts, Ruiz, Williams, Dembélé. Wolves:  Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Stearman, Doherty; Evans, Price, Henry, Edwards, Sako; Clarke.Subs: Kuszczak, Saville, Ricketts, McAlinden, Ebanks-Landell, Jacobs, Dicko.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSpain coach Vicente del Bosque left strikers Diego Costa and Fernando Torres off his preliminary list for the European Championship on Tuesday.Del Bosque said he left Diego Costa off because of uncertainty with his fitness following a series of injuries, and that Torres didn’t make it even though he was among the players considered for the tournament.The forwards included by Del Bosque in the 25-player list were 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz, Manuel “Nolito” Agudo, Alvaro Morata and Real Madrid youngster Lucas Vazquez.Young Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and veteran Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano also made it, but Valencia striker Paco Alcacer was left off, as were defender Mario Gaspar and midfielders Sergi Roberto, Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata.The final squad for the tournament in France must be announced by May 31. Spain has won the last two European Championship titles.Costa hasn’t played much for Spain this season because of injuries and is coming off a muscle ailment sustained with Chelsea.”We didn’t want to have too many players with doubts regarding their physical condition,” Del Bosque said.’NEED TO THINK WHAT IS BEST’ Torres has been playing well with Atletico and many expected him to return to the national team for Euro 2016. The striker hasn’t been called up since Spain’s disappointing campaign in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was in the team that won the European tournaments in 2008 and 2012, as well as the World Cup in 2010.”It’s never easy,” Del Bosque said. “We have to do what we think it’s best for the team.”advertisementSpain’s regular starters were added to the list, including Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta.There were no surprises in the goalkeepers picked by Del Bosque, although it remains unclear whether Iker Casillas or David de Gea will get to start in France.”We don’t have to make this decision now,” the coach said.Del Bosque won’t have many of his players available for the team’s initial preparations because not all teams are done for the season. Barcelona and Sevilla will play the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, and Atletico and Real Madrid will be in the Champions League final on May 28 in Milan.”It affects us a bit because we won’t be able to have everybody with us until six days before the competition begins,” Del Bosque said.The tournament begins June 10, but Spain’s first game is against the Czech Republic on June 13 in Toulouse. Its other Group D matches are against Turkey on June 17 in Nice and Croatia on June 21 in Bordeaux.Spain has three warm-up matches scheduled before traveling to its training camp in France. It will play Bosnia in Switzerland on May 29, South Korea in Austria on June 1 and Georgia on June 7 in Getafe.Squad:Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (FC Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)Defenders: Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Isco Alarcon (Real Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion (Atletico Madrid), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea)Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Manuel “Nolito” Agudo (Celta Vigo), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)last_img read more