The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment (ABIC) has turned over 10 of 11 motorbikes to the female motorcyclists’ association, the All Girls Motorcyclists of Montserrado County.During the turning over ceremony yesterday at the UNDP compound in Monrovia, UNDP Deputy Country Director for Programmes, Cleophas Torori said that the donation was intended to empower the beneficiaries to help themselves.He said the 11 motorbikes cost a little over US$40,000 which is part of UNDP’s support to the post Ebola recovery of Liberia.“The motorbikes we are donating are to improve and build up the career of female motorcyclists to let them earn their living,” Mr. Torori explained. He encouraged other women and girls in the country to focus on their future by finding something very important to do.The Executive Director of the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment, Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, described the ceremony as a dream that has come true for the female motorcyclists.She said they are not only receiving the motorcycles but will be trained to use the bikes to do business, because an arrangement has been made with the Liberian National Police (LNP) to protect them while carrying on their daily transport business. “Our main focus at ABIC is to empower women by supporting them and foster the next generation of Liberian youth through our Intergenerational Legacy Initiative,” Cllr. Chesson said.One of the bike recipients, Nathaline Saah said, “I started riding bikes from New Georgia to the main junction over the past eleven months. What prompted me to join this business is since I graduated from high school in 2010, I have no job, so I made an arrangement with someone in the community to help them ride their bike and I was reporting LD$1,500 or LD1, 000 every week.”Ms. Saah said being a female motorcyclist, she is proud even though she faces several challenges in traffic while performing her work.“Many days the male passengers don’t pay our money when we take them to their destinations, and our male counterparts treat us like we are all men but we try to let them know that all of us have to work so we must ride our bikes,” she said.She took the opportunity to encourage her fellow female bikers to make use of the opportunities around them by finding something very important to do with their lives and for those who don’t have the opportunity to join those who ride motorbikes or do other businesses.On behalf of her friends, she thanked UNDP and ABIC for empowering them to be able to make something better to help themselves.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mr. Paye: “Slow economic, social development…for decades”Jackson J. Paye, chairman of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) Board of Governors, over the weekend admonished students to shun violence if results in the upcoming (October) elections do not favor a particular candidate of their choice.Violence, Mr. Paye said, often results to the likelihood of harm, deaths, and psychological injuries that have the propensity to create mal-development or deprivation for decades to come.Mr. Paye’s admonition was contained in his remarks at the program marking the 88th founding anniversary of the BWI on the main campus in Kakata, Margibi County under the theme, “BWI at 88: Appreciating the Past, Strengthening the Present and Nourishing the Future.”Mr. Paye said with presidential and legislative elections “around the corner, Liberians, especially the youth including the students must learn to engage into positive activities that would enhance peace rather than remaining idle and resorting to violence whenever results are announced.”Globally, Mr. Paye said research showed that violence resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013, up from 1.13 million in 1990.He said of the 2013 deaths, roughly 842,000 were attributed to self-harm (self-destruction), 405,000 to interpersonal violence, and 31,000 to collective violence and legal intervention. In Africa, according to Mr. Paye, out of every 100,000 people each year an estimated 60.9 die a violence-related death.“Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development,” the Board chair added.As for BWI, Mr. Paye said the institution will shortly become not only self sustainable in food production, but will also sell food to members of neighboring communities as part of activities the administration has introduced to ensure that BWI remains a center of excellence.Members of the high table at the occasionEarlier, the guest speaker, Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, told the audience that to correctly craft the future for which Liberians aspire, they would need to appreciate the past and then accurately assess the present.“Without a good appreciation of the past and acknowledgement of the present, one is bound to have a distorted view of what the future should be,” Boakai said.To the appreciation of his audience, VP Boakai said, “It is our traditional communal setting in our rural villages – the sages warn us that there is wisdom in sitting on the old mat, while plaiting the new one.”The past, he said, is an obvious repository of lessons that will inform our present actions as “we sharp our future.”BWI’s 88th Founder’s Day activities started on Thursday, June 22, with community service, which witnessed the graduation of over 30 young women in pastry making, enhanced training of the BWI security guard service, and staff development.It was climaxed on Sunday, June 25 with thanksgiving and a religious service on the main campus.Some BWI staff that were re-capacitated under the staff development programShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Game two of the North Peace Hockey League’s west quarterfinal continues tonight in Dawson Creek as the Fort St. John Flyers will be looking to go up 2-0 in the series. Should the Flyers do that it would give them a chance to wrap up the best of five set tomorrow night on home ice.After losing 4-1 and being outshot 36-18 in Tuesday’s series opener the Canucks will be aiming for better production against Fort St. John as they scored at least four goals in each of their regular season contests against the Flyers.The opening faceoff at the Memorial Arena in Dawson Creek is slated for 8:30.- Advertisement -Meanwhile in the league’s east quarterfinal Falher leads Manning 1-0 in that best of five series after opening with a 7-4 win.
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is much less successful at Arsenal this season, failing to score for a third consecutive English Premier League match.EnglandMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The 2017 African Footballer of the Year fired Liverpool to the top of the Premier League with the only goal in a win over Brighton.Salah netted in the 23rd minute with a clinical finish, superbly steering a left-foot shot inside the far post from Senegalese Sadio Mane’s pass.WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)Despite scoring, the Ivory Coast forward endured another frustrating trip to Watford, as Palace crashed to a 2-1 defeat.Vicarage Road has been a house of horrors for Zaha, who has been booked on his last two visits for diving.He was memorably taunted by Watford mascot Harry the Hornet in 2016 when he threw himself in front of Zaha after the final whistle to ridicule the Palace player’s diving.PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)His goalless start to the season extended to three games as he failed to find the net in a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.Aubameyang was superb in his first few months with Arsenal following a January move from Borussia Dortmund, but he has struggled under new boss Unai Emery, who declared last week that his forward is lacking confidence.ItalyCHRISTIAN KOUAME (Genoa)Ivorian Kouame scored on his Serie A debut with the second goal in a 2-1 win for Genoa over Empoli in his team’s first match since the bridge tragedy in the city two weeks ago.The 20-year-old beat the offside trap to run onto a through ball and scored from an angle after 18 minutes as the crowd observed 43 minutes of silence, one for each of the victims of the bridge collapse.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Sassuolo)Germany-born Ghana forward Boateng converted a penalty with the last kick of the game to snatch a point for Sassuolo after Leonardo Pavoletti’s Cagliari brace.VAR judged Filippo Romagnoli to have handled the ball and Boateng converted the penalty to equalise for a 2-2 draw.It was the 31-year-old former AC Milan player’s first goal for his new club since moving back to Italy from Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany this season.KALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly helped stifle Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain as Napoli fought back to beat Milan. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLISenegalese defender Koulibaly’s Napoli suffered an early scare after going two goals down before fighting back to beat AC Milan 3-2 at their San Paulo Stadium.But the 27-year-old said he was pleased with how the Serie A runners-up reacted to turn it around for the second week in a row.“It’s a pity that we conceded those two goals, but we’ll learn from the experience and improve,” said the Senegalese. “We know that we can turn situations around, and will go far with this mentality.”GermanyNABIL BENTALEB (Schalke 04)The Algeria midfielder came off the bench to convert a late penalty for Schalke to cancel out John Anthony Brook’s first-half goal before Daniel Ginzcek scored a dramatic 94th-minute winner in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 shock win.Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Bentaleb, 23, made just 12 league starts for Schalke last season and only came on after 83 minutes as last season’s runners-up crashed on the opening day of the season.ANTHONY UJAH (Mainz)The Nigeria striker came off the bench to score Mainz’s late winner in a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart.The 27-year-old was sent on in the 66th minute and grabbed the winner 10 minutes later after a mistake by Stuttgart’s ex-Germany defender Holger Badstuber for his first goal since returning to Germany from Chinese side Liaoning FC in January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egyptian star Mohamed Salah was again Liverpool’s goal-scoring hero in a 1-0 victory over Brighton. © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYPARIS, France, Aug 27 – Egyptian Mohamed Salah continued to be the star African performer in the major European leagues, scoring the goal that gave Liverpool victory over Brighton at the weekend.It was his second goal this season for the Reds and 29th in 29 matches in home games at Anfield since joining them at the beginning of last season from Roma.
But Chelsea rarely threatened before or after Michael Obafemi put the Saints ahead in the 31st minute with the second Premier League goal of his career.And when Nathan Redmond doubled that lead in the 73rd minute, the contest was effectively over.Jump for joy – Nathan Redmond (up) celebrates scoring their second goal in a 2-0 win away to Chelsea © AFP / Adrian DENNISThe result meant Chelsea had suffered back-to-back home league defeats for the first time since 2011, with Bournemouth’s fellow south coast side Southampton having won the previous match at Stamford Bridge.“You need a form of consistency to come in the top four in the Premier League,” said Chelsea manager Lampard, whose side are still fourth in the table.“Everyone is striving for it. We are in it at Christmas and people probably would have doubted that so from that perspective we can probably be happy.“But to stay there and move onwards and upwards we have to win more than we have recently at home.”Youthful teams often struggle for consistency, but Chelsea’s problems are especially acute at their west London home, where they have won only four league games so far this season.“We have to work and we have to do more in an attacking sense,” said Lampard.“You can’t have 70 percent of possession and control as we did in the first half and not do more, not hit better crosses, make better final passes, get more clear chances at goal.”– ‘Test of character’ –And Chelsea are feeling the tension, with their manager admitting: “When you are on the run we are on, there is more pressure because everyone talks about it and we feel it.“We want to perform well in front of our own fans and give them something to be happy about.”The former Chelsea and England midfielder added: “People come here and respect us as Chelsea in the way they are setting up but we are not playing like the Chelsea that can break that down.“I learn about the players particularly in games like that…Games like today’s are a test of character as much as ability.”Meanwhile Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said that West Ham and Bournemouth’s victories at Stamford Bridge had led his side to think “‘why can’t we do it too?’”Southampton’s opener came after Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi lost possession, the move ending when Obafemi curled a left-foot shot around Kepa Arrizabalaga from 20 yards.The Saints, retaining possession well, could now afford to sit back and pounce on Chelsea errors, with a Blues mistake contributing to their second goal.N’Golo Kante, in trying to dispossess Stuart Armstrong after a 30-pass move, succeeded only in playing the ball into the path of Redmond, who lifted the ball over Arrizabalaga and into the net.“Sure you have to have a tactical plan but you need passion or it doesn’t work,” Hasenhuttl said.“I’m proud of the moments when we win the ball, but we showed we can pass the ball as well.“We have had some good performances on the road but this was the best.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 2 visits today) 0Shares0000No home comfort – Chelsea manager Frank Lampard looks on during a 2-0 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 26 – Frank Lampard said Chelsea had to improve their home form if they were to remain in the top four following a 2-0 loss to Southampton on Thursday.After an impressive 2-0 win away to Tottenham, Chelsea and their fans probably expected a win against a Southampton side battling to avoid relegation.
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The country’s largest public sector trade union, IMPACT, has elected a Ballybofey man to the key position of Cathoirleach of the union’s powerful Local Government Division.Sean ReidSean Reid originally from Ballybofey and now living in Convoy has worked at Donegal County Council since 2001.Speaking after his election in Galway Sean Reid said “I’m am so pleased to be elected to this post and I thank all of the delegates from branches around the country for placing their trust in me.“The Local Government sector is at a cross roads and it is clear to me there is a power grab from the Government to centralise services from Dublin. In Donegal and across the country citizens deserve quality public services delivered locally and I will strive to ensure that they are maintained and improved”. He also went on to say “pay restoration for public servants is top of my agenda. Since 2009 we have seen our pay diminish by around 20%. The current pay talks are critical to ensure workers have their pay restored, we didn’t cause the problem, but like our colleagues in the private sector, we have continued to be penalised and have paid a heavy price in the slashing of our terms and conditions. It’s time that fairness was applied and IMPACT trade union is seeking what is rightfully ours by the restoration of our pay and I look forward to playing a key role in that”.BALLYBOFEY MAN ELECTED TO TOP UNION JOB was last modified: May 21st, 2015 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:donegalMANDATESean Reidunion
From a distance, the little moon Enceladus at Saturn looks for all the world like a leaking water balloon. The Cassini Mission just released a new photo of Enceladus that fits that description well. The plumes are faintly visible emanating from the south pole of the 300-mile-across moon as it orbits beyond the rings. A second photo was released July 7; both were taken about 2.4 million miles away from Enceladus, and a third on July 19 with Rhea in the background. Two years ago, Cassini scientists were puzzled by a surge of oxygen detected in the E-ring as the spacecraft closed in on the planet (see 07/02/2004). At first they thought some moonlets had collided in the extended, ephemeral ring of micron-sized particles. It now turns out, according to another Cassini press release June 29, that Enceladus fits the bill as the source. “We were able to measure the shape of the cloud, estimate the amount of water it contained and the rate it would be destroyed and produce oxygen,” said Larry Esposito, leader of the ultraviolet instrument team. The little moon puts out a million tons of water.The mystery of the atomic oxygen was solved. At the same time, its source, the diminutive Enceladus revealed itself to be completely different than the cold, dead icy moon it should have been. Small as it is, it has an internal heat source and is geologically active. Its geysers throw out enough water vapor and ice to maintain the moon’s atmosphere, feed the vast E ring, and decompose into clouds of oxygen like the one first spotted by Cassini on its way to Saturn.A third Cassini press release from July 5 said that the E-ring has structure. There’s an arc of bright material racing around the ring (movie), and two distinct bands of material (see Space Science Institute press release). Scientists are not sure what is causing these orbital dynamics, but hope to get a closer look at Enceladus on March 12, 2008 when the spacecraft flies within 100 miles of its surface. There are five distant flybys (25,000 to 70,000 miles) before then. Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997 and arrived at Saturn seven years later, on July 1, 2004. Enceladus is sure to be a target of the extended mission that begins July 2008 for three more years, through 2011 – perhaps even longer if all systems continue to function.Enceladus is one of the biggest surprises of the entire highly successful, surprise-laden Cassini mission. Scientists expected Enceladus would be a highlight, and it sure has fulfilled that prophecy. What is heating up this little moon? They have no answer at this time. The usual suspects (radioactive heating, tidal flexing) fall short by a factor of 10. More observations will be needed to constrain the variability of the jets. If the early 2004 output was an unusually large outburst, how often do similar bursts occur? Pictures at each encounter suggest a continual ejection of a substantial mass of material. Could Enceladus really have been spouting this much ice for billions of years? How could a small moon, smaller than other Saturnian moons with no signs of activity, have maintained an internal heat source since its origin up to 2006? Planetary scientists are attempting to come up with explanations after the fact, but finding a small moon jetting water out of one pole was surely not what their theories – or imaginations – predicted.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced participants selected for On the Farm STEM professional development events in Fort Worth, Texas, (March 26-28); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (May 16-18); and Portland, Oregon, (May 23-25). The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.Nearly 350 applications were received for 40 spots in Fort Worth, 30 spots in Philadelphia and 40 spots in Portland. Applications closed Jan. 1 and participants were notified of acceptance for the On the Farm STEM events. Two Ohioans were selected for the program.Leslie Cooksey, Ohio State University, 4-H Extension Educator from Lancaster, Ohio was selected for the Fort Worth event. Cindy Cassell, Vista Grand Ranch, Educator, from New Richmond was selected for the Philadelphia event.
Nota do editor: No decorrer deste ano, os Lackeys da Groundspeak estão a viajar milhares de quilómetros a partir da sua sede (o HQ) para participar e espalhar boa disposição em mais de uma dezena de Mega-Eventos espalhados pelo mundo. Nate, também conhecido por Nate the Great, foi uma das presenças no Mega-Evento 11 Years! Oeiras – Portugal que teve lugar a 1 de Maio em Lisboa, Portugal. Nate é Lackey desde 2003 e coordena o desenvolvimento de novas funcionalidades na Groundspeak. Este é o seu diário de viagem:Lackey Nate the GreatEstou a mais de 12000 Km de casa e entre 500 dos meus amigos mais próximos (e que acabei de conhecer hoje) num parque nos arredores de Lisboa, Portugal. No preciso momento em que estão a fazer uma caricatura minha, o DJ de serviço passa “Take On Me” dos A-Ha. Uma situação absurda como esta seria o suficiente para me colocar um sorriso lunático nos lábios durante os 10 minutos que demoraria a terminar o meu retrato. Mas passa um geocacher anónimo, sorri e tira uma fotografia, enquadrando a placa trackable com o meu nome. Dá-cá-mais-cinco e tal… E desaparece entre a multidão. Só tenho tempo para ouvir o caricaturista a dizer “Senta-te quietinho, se faz favor…”A equipa iURKingsÉ dificil ficar sentado quieto num Mega-Evento.Choque de cultura? Geocaching é cultura. Quando estamos em viagem e nos sentimos desenquadrados de tudo, vamos a um evento de geocaching e sentimo-nos em casa, identificando desde logo as personagens habituais: o frenético doido dos FTF agarrado ao telefone; o escondedor de caches compulsivo, com mais tupperwares escondidas no meio do mato que caches encontradas… e mais geocachers de botas cheias de lama que crianças a brincar no parque infantil. Se não fosse a agradável sonoridade do português falado à minha volta, podia ser em qualquer parte do mundo.O Nate não está nesta fotografiaO espírito de aventura é algo naturalmente partilhado por todos, mas os portugueses em particular têm o instinto explorador gravado na sua identidade nacional. Na era dos Descobrimentos, entre os séculos XV e XVII, exploradores como Vasco da Gama trouxeram fama e riqueza a Portugal viajando pelo mundo. É impossível viajar por Portugal sem tropeçar num monumento comemorativo desta ou daquela viagem. A probabilidade de haver uma cache mistério baseada num desses factos é alta. Hoje em dia, é fácil comprar mapas topográficos detalhados do território, o que pode explicar o crescimento exponencial do geocaching em Portugal durante os últimos anos. É no geocaching que este povo está a redescobrir o seu desejo de explorar e de conhecer coisas novas, mesmo que seja à porta de casa. Por tudo isto e pela história e tradição que me rodeiam, Portugal é o centro de tudo.Ou então o geocaching é divertido. Para quê complicar?O Geocacher TZREstou de volta aos Estados Unidos, a folhear um bloco de notas cheio de ideias rabiscadas à pressa sobre como melhorar o site Geocaching.com. Sim, eu admito. Havia um motivo subjacente para ir a este Mega-Evento. Não, o meu motivo não era só encher o bandulho de porco no espeto (divinal), desfrutar da hospitalidade dos geocachers locais (interminável)… certamente que não era ouvir tesouros deprimentes dos anos 80 enquanto me desenhavam a caricatura (que coisa bizarra). Quis, acima de tudo, estar em contacto com geocachers, perceber melhor o que é que a Groundspeak faz bem e o que é que podemos fazer para ser melhores. Como Lackey, aprendi que a melhor coisa que posso fazer aos geocachers é aparecer, ouvi-los e tomar notas para depois fazer com que o website esteja ao nível das suas exigentes expectativas. Porque os geocachers portugueses estão muito à frente no que toca à inovação no geocaching. E isso facilita-me muito o trabalho.Muito obrigado pelo Mega, Portugal!11 Years! Oeiras – Portugal Mega-Event foi patrocinado pela GeocacherZONE.Os seguintes Mega-Eventos terão também a presença de Lackeys da Groundspeak:Nova Iorque, EUA – ASP GeoBash 6Ontario, Canadá – COG Spring FlingSalzburgo, Áustria – Pinzgau 2011Pensilvânia, EUA – GeoWoodstock IXOhio, EUA – Midwest GeobashGales, Reino Unido – Mega Wales 2011Wisconsin, EUA – West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$hHQ no Estado de Washington, EUA – Groundspeak Block PartyNordrhein-Westfalen, Alemanha – Geocoinfest EuropaCatalunha, Espanha – Mega Event CatalunyaCarolina do Sul, EUA – GeocoinfestShare with your Friends:More SharePrint Related