Ricks Invests US$375K in Girl’s Education

first_imgDr. Menjay addresses the audience .Ricks Institute has over a period of five years invested US$ 375, 000 in girl’s education as part of its contribution to improve the country’s education system.Owned by the Liberia Baptist Missionary, Ricks Institute provided full scholarships valued at US$375,000 to 30 Liberian girls for five academic years.The Principal and Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Olu Q. Menjay said in 2013, the school entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Development in offering the 30 scholarships for underprivileged girls in every part of the country.Dr. Menjay, who made the disclosure over the weekend at the institute’s Academic 2017/2018 closing convocation, said under the agreement, the Ministry of Gender through donor funding has renovated one of Ricks’ houses value at nearly US$200, 000.“As per the agreement, Ricks Institute provided 30 full scholarships for five academic years in the total worth of US$375,000. In other words, Ricks completed five years and this academic year brings closure to this partnership,” he said.Menjay then lauded authorities of Gender Ministry for the partnership in educating Liberian young girls.He meanwhile awarded two full scholarships to two of the 43 graduates to attend any university in Liberia of their choosing. Students Marthalyn Zarwolo and Christopher A. Lavall, were awarded the scholarships for their respective “outstanding academic achievements.” Marthalyn, who ranked as the top in her 12th grade class enrolled at Ricks in the 8th grade and during her stay, maintained an “excellent academic and disciplined record,” while Christopher, who ranked second in a class of 53 students, enrolled at Ricks in 2009, as a 3rd grader, but received similar award for the same reason.Members of the graduating class attentively listen to each of the speakers including Dr. Menjay.According to Dr. Menjay, Marthalyn and Christopher are both members of the school’s press club, which informed their colleagues as they disseminated campus and national news on a daily basis. Marthalyn was a member of Ricks Choir and member of Ricks Ambassador and servant leadership program, while Christopher was president of the school leadership, quizzing team and an organization on campus.In a statement, Marthalyn said she succeeded as valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class, not because of her beauty, “but because I am determined.” She considers determination as one’s endless effort to a definite solution, and said most people are who they are because they were determined. She challenged her fellow graduates to remain humble and be willing to help others, if they must achieve success.Also speaking, Christopher challenged his fellow graduates not to be concerned about the college they intend to enroll in or be carried away by the honor they were receiving, but rather ponder unflinchingly about building a reputation of integrity.Reverend James H. Blay, Baptist Theological Seminary Vice President, who served as guest speaker, informed the graduates of the long way to go, while in pursuit of higher education. He said there are so much more to accomplish. He said that they have already taken multiple steps but reminded them that their journey also continues.“As your journey continues, I want you to keep this at the back of your minds that opportunities will come your way, some of them expected, some of them unexpected,” he told the graduates to a round of applause.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Stripper’ charged for attempting to snatch purse

first_imgA man of unsound mind who admitted to being a stripper at a South Road, Georgetown hotel was on Monday brought before city Magistrate Judy Latchman charged for attempting to snatch a woman’s purse.Stephen Henry, of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD), denied that on January 26, 2018 at Hunter Street, Georgetown, he attempted to snatch a purse valued $10,000, property of Lemanka Douglas.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was sitting at a car wash waiting for her car to be cleaned when she felt the accused pulling at her bag.She raised an alarm and he attempted to escape, but was subdued by public-spirited persons.Henry’s mother, however, told the court that her son was of unsound mind and provided documents to Magistrate Latchman confirming this.As such, Magistrate Latchman ordered that the defendant be evaluated at the Georgetown Public Hospital.He was placed on $70,000 bail and was expected to return to court on February 19, 2018.last_img read more

Challenges for Lava Man

first_img“He has the ability to run a distance (the Big’Cap is 1 1/2 miles),” said Jeff Bloom, head of an ownership group that will travel from as far away as Germany to attend the race. “It’s a very exciting time.” The challengers will receive seven pounds or more from Lava Man, who’s assigned 124pounds as he seeks his ninth consecutive victory in California and 12th in 13 starts in-state. Since the Cal-bred gelding, claimed for $50,000 at Del Mar in 2004, began his local dominance, he is 0for 4 out of state, where the competition has been tougher. Nine 3-year-olds were entered for the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Saturday’s undercard. Favored Great Hunter drew Post 8 for the Lava Man team of Nakatani and trainer Doug O’Neill. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 He and jockey Corey Nakatani drew Post 7 Wednesday and were made 4-5 favorites Wednesday in a Clockers’ Corner ceremony as Santa Anita set a field that includes recent big-race winners Arson Squad (Strub), Awesome Gem (San Fernando), Molengao (San Antonio), McCann’s Mojave (Sunshine Millions Classic) and Boboman (Hollywood Turf Cup). An upset possibility is 10-1 Awesome Gem – if the 4-year-old with six 1-2 finishes in eightstarts can bounce back from a fifth-place setback in the Strub. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ARCADIA – Lava Man’s invincibility in California for a year and a half won’t keep eighthorses from challenging the defending champion in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday. That’s as many as Lava Man faced when he won 2006 Big ‘Cap and more than he beat in the Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic to complete an unprecedented sweep of Southern California’s major races for older thoroughbreds. last_img read more

B. Njenga, Ibinzo clash in Chapa Dimba final

first_img0Shares0000Cynthia Nekesa (10) of Ibinzo girls tackles Lavenoa Anoawa (5) of Kingandole girlsduring the Safaricom Chapa Dimba season two, Western region semi-finals atBukhungu Stadium, KakamegaKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Jan 12 – Defending champions Bishop Njenga from Lugari will battle Kakamega’s Ibinzo in the final of the Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom girls’ tournament on Sunday morning.Bishop Njenga progressed to the final after a 1-0 victory over Bungoma’s Brenda Girls in the semis on Saturday, skipper Violet Wanyonyi scoring the crucial goal. Ibinzo progressed after a 2-1 victory over Busia’s Kigandole. Phelister Nabwire’s double in the seventh and 33rd minutes proved crucial with Ann Mwalubi scoring the consolation for Kigandole in the 48th minute.“We have had a great match today and I am glad we made it to the finals! We have been training hard for this tournament and we hope to go through to national finals. We are looking forward to a good game tomorrow”, said Kilobi Anacklate -Coach Ibinzo Girls.In the boys’ category, The Saints from Butere-Mumias will face Lugari Blue Saints after thrashing Vihiga’s Ebbu Stars 4-0. Lugari were 2-0 winners over Bukembe Friends from Bungoma in the other semi.Brian Lusamukha of Lugari Blue Saints (R) celebrates after scoring the first goal forhis team during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba season two, Western region semi-finalsat Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.A brace from skipper Atem Kato and one each from Felix Omondi and Venadine Ambetsa saw Saints walk off with a comfortable win while Brian Lusamukha and Dennis Asuza scored for Lugari.The winners in tomorrow’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Sh200,000 and proceed to the national finals set for June at Kinoru Stadium, Meru.“We believe that this is our season and we must win through to National Finals. I hope to make it to the all–star team that will go to Spain for training as well. We have good coaches and we play together as a team. We understand each other well and this is our secret to success,” Saints skipper Kato noted.After Kakamega, the competition moves to Moi Stadium in Kisumu for the Nyanza regional finals next monthThis year, an All-star team will be also selected from the 8 regional finals to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgKilclooney Judo Club, held its fourth annual challenge., It was an intense weekend of competition and coaching at the Dolmen Centre, Portnoo attended by judo clubs from Dublin, Lexslip and Donegal.The competition was held on Saturday with ‘Throw of the Day’ going to Kilclooney Judo Club member Ben Gallagher.Over 30 participants took part in 6 different classes. ‘Player of the Day’ went to Edgar Kuncinkas from Higashi Judo Club. On Sunday Judo Ireland hosted a training session with Albert Kyles, Billy Furey and 3 other visiting black belts.Albert Kyles coach of the Kilclooney Club was very pleased with the turn out from the Dublin and Lexslip clubs.He told Donegal Daily, “I am delighted they have travelled to Donegal to take part in our competition and give the Kilclooney members a taste of competitive judo.“We have 5 black belts here in Kilclooney this weekend, two of them are Russian, it’s a great opportunity for club members to benefit from their expert coaching’ The interclub challenge was a Judo Ireland event hosted by Kilclooney Judo Club and Downstrands Family Resource Centre.Kate Morgan Co-ordinator of the Family Resource Centre said,“The Judo Club is a very popular activity with the young people.“We have over 40 attending weekly classes on a Wednesday evening.She heaped praise on the dedication of Albert Kyles and Billy Furey. “The coaches have really inspired the young people over the last few years to pursue the sport.The weekend’s resultsUnder 9 Years: 1st Archili Tartaru, 2nd George Tartaru, 3rd Artemom Boldurat, 4th Gerard Gallagher, Joint 5th Alex Nicholai & Katie BarrettUnder 11 Years: 1st Edgar Kuncinkas, 2nd Ben Keown (Kilclooney Club) 3rd Michael Barrett, 4th Conal McDevitt (Kilclooney Club) Joint 5th Cora McHugh (Kilclooney Club) & Declan O’Connor Under 12 Years: 1st Daniel Zhurau, 2nd Ronan Quill, 3rd Shane O’Connor, Shannon McDermott, Joint 5th Shane McHugh & Ben Gallagher (Kilcooney Club)Under 13 Years: 1st Daniel Rowes, 2ns Victoria Ochala, 3rd Aisling Allen, 4th Laura Furey (Kilclooney Club) 5th Ally KinlayUnder 14 Years: Eoghan Quill, 2nd Darren Rock, 3rd Cian McGrane, 4th Nathan Molloy (Kilclooney Club)Seniors: 1st Ryan Campbell, 2nd Francis Molloy, 3rd Jordan LeeKILCLOONEY JUDO CLUB HOSTS BRILLIANT BLACK BELT COMPETITION AT THE WEEKEND was last modified: November 24th, 2014 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:competitionJudoNoticesPortnooSportlast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 16th March 2012SOCIAL CLUBThe Family Resource Centre has recently established a social club for people with physical, sensory or learning disability. The club, which meets in the Family Resource Centre on every second Thursday evening from 6.15-7.15pm, is a joint initiative with the Community Group Home, Ballyduff Park, Lifford. Activities include bocce, curling, pool, table- tennis, air-hockey, Wii-fit and badminton. The Family Resource Centre would like to thank Raphoe Curling Club for the use of its equipment and John Hunter for facilitating the badminton workshops. For further information please contact 074-9145796. COOKING ON A BUDGETRaphoe Family Resource Centre is planning to run a “Cooking on a Budget” course. We are hoping to run this course at the end of April/start of May. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 0749145796.HEALTHY WALKSHealthy Walks take place every Thursday morning at 9.30am starting from Raphoe Family Resource Centre. So if you’re in or around Raphoe come and join us for an enjoyable walk around the town to keep fit! Everyone welcome!!WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMESNEW TIMETABLETuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Cafe 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Cafe Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pmRegistration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes. COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBThe Raphoe Club staged a very successful Novice Tournament in the Club-house on Sunday last and there were 6 clubs in total taking part that saw 30 contests taking place and 12 Raphoe boxers took part as well as boxers from Lisnafin and Immaculta from Co. Tyrone, Oak Leaf B.C Derry and Donegal clubs Bundoran and neighbours Convoy B.C and a very special thanks to all the clubs for taking part.The Raphoe Club will host its annual major showpiece on Friday 23rd March in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe when a highly rated Raphoe Select face the N.W All-Stars with 14 quality contests down for decision on the night. A very special thanks to our major sponsor Mike Kelly (Building & Scaffolding Contractor) and to all the generous business people of the town for their continued financial support. A bumper crowd is expected on the night so patrons are advised to be in their seats early.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.ST EUNAN’S BOWLING CLUBThe winners for St Eunan’s Bowling Club Table Quiz are as follows:1st prize – Eoin Waters2nd prize – Sharon Clarke3rd prize – Joan ColhounWe would like to thank everyone who bought tickets, we appreciate your support. Relay For Life LK PETS DOG SHOWLK Pets Dog Show, Relay for Life takes place on Sunday 1st April at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. All proceeds in aid of The Irish Cancer Society. Entries taken from 1pm on the day, first class starts at 2pm sharp. Please note: €3.00 for each entry for each class, responsible owners should carry Poop scoop & bags, dogs on the dangerous dog list will be muzzled (except in the ring), any dog showing aggression will be asked to leave, the organisers have the right to refuse entry or to ask anyone to leave.Relay For Life REWIND TO THE 80s DISCO NITEIn Friel’s Raphoe, on Saturday 24th March 2012 dancing 9.30-1pmMusic by Strabane Radio DJ Sean MAC (80s Dress optional)All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society.Please come along & enjoy a night that promises to take you down memory lane while you boogie the night away to your old time favorites.Tickets are now on sale at €5.00 each.Your support will be much appreciated.RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at volthouse@eircom.net or to Lisa atraphoetidy@eircom.net Thank You.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES was last modified: March 16th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE LOCAL NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgNot many people go to their local library in their pyjamas.But Christmas celebrations at Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair will take place this year in the form of a storytelling pyjama party for children.Children will be treated to a reading of the popular story The Miracle of Christmas, told by well-known musician and lead vocalist with Altan, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, followed by lots of Christmas songs. Chilldren will also be treated with a Christmas goodie bag. If you want to bring your children along to our storytelling pyjama party call into Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair to book their place and collect their ticket.This is a free event and places are limited, so booking is essential. So come along and bring your Christmas cheer and help us celebrate this beautiful story. On the night of the party children need to bring their ticket and are invited to wear their pyjamas so they can enjoy the reading as the fairy lights of the Christmas tree sparkle in the background.The night will kick off at 6.00pm on Wednesday, the 19th of December next.Don’t forget to wear your pyjamas!!!!!   PYJAMAS ARE THE DRESS CODE FOR CHRISTMAS LIBRARY PARTY! was last modified: December 6th, 2012 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:Gaoth Dobhair Librarypyjamas nightlast_img read more


first_imgShay Given is expected to sign a two-year deal with Middlesbrough later today. .FOOTBALL: Republic of Ireland international Shay Given is set to complete his transfer from Aston Villa to Middlesbrough later today.Given had a successful loan spell at Middlesbrough in November 2013.Given produced some outstanding performances and was a hugely popular figure with the fans during his spell and the club were desperate to keep him at the club. However, he returned to Aston Villa and eventually reclaimed the No.1 jersey at Villa Park.Given last played for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final in May.Unfortunately for the Lifford man – Villa went down 4-0 to a rampant Arsenal side.Despite the heavy defeat Given produced a number of superb saves in the game and also retained his place in the Ireland side for their crucial EURO 2016 clash with Scotland in June. Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has agreed to release Given from the last year of his contract with the club which has paved the way for his move to the Riverside stadium.Given is expected to complete the formalities later this afternoon.  SHAY GIVEN SET TO SIGN TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH MIDDLESBROUGH was last modified: July 8th, 2015 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:Aston VillaHome-page SportMiddlesbroughnewsShay Givenlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has branded the recent closure of Revenue Commissioners Customer Service desk in Donegal Town as ‘disgraceful’ and has serious questions about the consultation process which took place prior to a formal decision having been made to close the service.The walk-in counter service which had operated from Donegal Town’s Public Services Centre and which had previously been open to members of the public was suspended in July following a decision by Revenue Commissioners to close the office.Deputy Doherty said: “The closure of Revenue’s customer service front desk came as a huge shock to people in south Donegal as the service ceased without any apparent warning or due notice in July. “Many residents in the area, who had always used the service and found it to be very helpful in the past, had believed that the closure may had simply been a temporary measure over the summer months and that normal operations would resume after the traditional holiday period had ended.“However in recent weeks after the customer service desk failed to open again, I decided to raise the matter with the Minister for Finance in the Dáil where I asked him to explain the reasons for the closure and if it was a permanent measure.“I’ve since received a response from the Minister in which he confirms that a decision was taken to close the customer service desk in Donegal Town as and from July and while he states that operations there are subject to ongoing monitoring, he has given no commitment or indication that the service with reopen.“When I then asked the Minister to give details of the consultation process which was conducted prior to the decision having been made to close the service his response does not suggest that one was even carried out; instead he goes on to mention that the closure was influenced by Revenue’s online and telephone services having expanded in recent years. “This closure is yet another disgraceful example of the complete lack of regard which this Government has for rural Ireland, for the retention of local services and indeed for the needs of citizens.“I will now be calling on the Minister to re-open Revenue Commissioners customer services in Donegal Town as members of the public, who depend so much on vital services such as this, must not simply be ignored.” DOHERTY’S ANGER AS DONEGAL TOWN REVENUE DESK CLOSED was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Donegal TownofficePearse DohertyRevenuelast_img read more

President Bush Votes Yes on ID

first_imgAsked whether ID was a valid alternative to evolution, President Bush told reporters August 1, “Both sides ought to be properly taught … so people can understand what the debate is about…. Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.  You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.”  According to Answers in Genesis, Bush’s science advisor John Marburger tried to soften this statement by claiming that evolution is the cornerstone of biology.  Regardless, the Discovery Institute commended the president for his stance.  See Fox News for the context of the remarks.  Science magazine took note, quoting the director of the Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas, who said that if Bush wanted to promote ID as an alternative to evolution, “that would be a terrible mistake.”  On the other side, David Limbaugh, in an editorial on TownHall.com, thought the anti-ID folks were making the mistake.  The remarks caused enough notice to make the cover of Time Magazine.Update 08/04/2005: On Breakpoint August 4, Chuck Colson also praised President Bush for his position, then added some interesting new information about the former atheist Antony Flew (see 12/09/2004 story).  Colson met Flew in Oxford last week and verified that ID had shaken Flew’s evolutionary beliefs.  Then, Colson posed a follow-up question that made Flew admit it was a provocative point worthy of thought: “He [Flew] could prove theism was the only philosophically sustainable position, but he could not prove who God was.  I said, ‘If you could prove who God was, you could not love God—which is the principle object of life.”  Whether further reflection on that question will move Flew from atheist to deist to Biblical theist is a story in progress.Predictably, the usual heathen (NCSE, ACLU, AUSCS, etc.) beat their voodoo drums over the president’s remarks.  Who will heed the call, and send missionaries to these tribes, lost in darkness and ignorance?  We want to hear Antony Flew respond, “Here am I: send me.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more