BWI Board Chair Urges Youth against Electoral Violence

first_imgMr. 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Junior League are delighted to announce that Letterkenny businessman Brian Mc Cormick has once again shown his commitment to sponsoring Junior soccer. Already the Donegal Junior League’s main sponsor, the Letterkenny business has just agreed to extend that deal to include a Player of the Month Award. This award is aimed at recognising the Player of the Month across the five divisions of the League and public input will play a vital role in the selection process for the award.Internal observations, discussions and statistics have been utilised to select the initial three Monthly winners however starting with the April Award it will be the public who will vote for the winner.Brian Mc Cormick Sports have formatted an APP which can be accessed through their website ( All the details that you will need to vote for your favourite player will be available there. A link through the Donegal Junior League website will also be available in early April ( about the award winners? Each monthly winner will be presented with a pair of Adidas Predator Incurza football boots. These boots incorporate the latest in boot design and technology helping the player to swerve and control the ball better than ever before. On behalf of the Donegal Junior League, Secretary Christina O’ Donnell thanked Brian for his continued support and also thanked Evelyn Cullen of Brian Mc Cormick Sports for her enthusiasm in getting this project off the ground. She also congratulated the players who won the January, February and March awards and wished all players throughout the League good luck in the months ahead.Pictures by Gary Foy PRO Donegal Junior League BRIAN MCCORMICK ‘STICKS THE BOOTS’ INTO DONEGAL LEAGUE! was last modified: March 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian McCormackDonegal Leaguelast_img read more

Countdown to Nomination Day Friday Nov 18

first_img Related Items:#electioncountdown, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – One month and the 7,727 voters will go to the election polls to determine the next government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  It is a contentious race for the 15 seats; 10 from the districts, five all island and in three days it will be clear who is offering for office.Friday, November 18th is Nomination Day in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Sergio Agüero feels invincible after his knee surgery

first_imgManchester City’s Sergio Agüero, feels like nothing can defeat him now that he has completely recovered from his knee surgery.Even Pep Guardiola said it at the start of the season for Manchester City, Sergio Agüero os a whole new man after going through the knee surgery by the end of last season.During the current Premier League season, the Argentine striker is the main goal-scorer for Manchester City despite being one of the veterans.It’s almost as if he had just arrived at the club, the man is proving that he is just as hungry for success as he’s ever been because coming back from a knee problem of that magnitude has motivated him immensely.With 11 goals in all competitions for Manchester City, ‘Kun’ is even thinking about possibly having the most prolific season of his career as he no longer feels the discomfort he felt for some years prior to the surgery.For Pep Guardiola, having one of the best goal-scorers in Premier League history at the top of his game is vital for his squad’s aspirations to compete for all the trophies.Even if they don’t get to win all the titles this season, the Catalan manager knows that ‘Kun’ is one of the few people who can help make it happen.EXCLUSIVE“I had been suffering for a long time… since then, I feel great.”Sergio Aguero opens up on his new lease of life at Manchester City👉👉— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 22, 2018“It all comes from my discomfort in my knee. I had been suffering for a long time and had a lot of medical treatment with the physio here at the club,” Aguero told Sky Sports.“I had some discomfort, and then at the end of last season I decided to go for surgery before the World Cup. Since then, I feel great, I don’t feel pain at all, and that’s probably why I’m enjoying it more and feeling fitter.”“Luckily I am doing well and Pep is happy. I try to do the things he wants and help the team. I’m obviously the first guy who starts the pressing and [the knee surgery] is why I can do it more often.”“It’s not easy to win the Premier League again, to do it back to back, but in the dressing room I see the same energy, the same attitude as last season in my team-mates, and that makes me feel confident,” he added.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“So, if we keep doing the same things, keeping focus, I think we have a big chance to win it back-to-back.”“We know our style of play, how to press, the build-up and all of the movements because we have been playing together for a long time, and we have almost the same players as last season.”“It’s going to depend on us and, if we manage to keep our focus on the goal, we can make it happen,” he concluded.It fills us with pride to win the derby with team work and our supporters crowding the stadium. Let’s celebrate! 🤟🏽 (And while my hair may be gray now, Manchester is blue 😉) C’mon City!— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) November 11, 2018This season will be key for Sergio Agüero’s chances of reaching an even higher position as one of the Premier League’s all-time top scorers, he is still a long way from Alan Shearer’s 260 goals.However, the 151 goals that ‘Kun’ has already scored for Manchester City are not too far away from even the podium this season.Ahead of him are still players like Jermain Defoe (162 goals), Robbie Fowler (163), Thierry Henry (175), Frank Lampard (177), and even Andy Cole (187).Wayne Rooney stayed on the second position of the list after he scored 208 Premier League goals between the ones he got for Everton and Manchester United, Agüero knows that he can reach those heights now that his knee is responding perfectly and we can tell from the great performances he is giving us this season with the Citizens.Sergio Aguero. One of a kind.— Superbia Proelia (@SuperbiaProeIia) November 12, 2018How long do you think it will take Sergio Agüero to reach the Premier League’s all-time top-scorer podium? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

4 animals rescued during Lilac Fire remain unclaimed County Dept of Animal

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 19, 2017 4 animals rescued during Lilac Fire remain unclaimed, County Dept. of Animal Services asks owners to come forward Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires Tags: Wildfires December 19, 2017center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — During the chaos of the Lilac Fire, amidst evacuations and unpredictable winds, families got separated from their pets.The San Diego County Department of Animal Services rescued a total of 33 animals and all but four have been reunited with their owners.All of these missing critters are currently at the Animal Services shelter in Carlsbad. It’s located at 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011. You can call them up at 619-767-2675.This three-year-old male Chihuahua/Terrier was rescued on Dec. 8 and was found on Valle Del Sol in Bonsall.  He is not leash-trained but does love attention. Except for being exposed to the smoke, he was not hurt and the veterinary staff have continued to monitor his condition. The owner has until Dec. 22 to claim the dog, and there are already two adoption holds on this dog.This 10-year-old turkey is named Violet. Some of her feathers were singed in the fire. We know she has an owner, we just need help getting in contact with them. The owner has until Dec. 24 to claim Violet.This three-year-old male Spaniel was found on Via Montellano in Bonsall. He suffered severe but superficial burns on all of his pads and between the pads as well. It could take weeks or possibly months for his paws to completely heal. His owner has until Dec. 24 to claim him.This one-year-old female cat was found in the Rancho Monserate manufactured home community in Fallbrook. She also suffered burnt paws and had her whiskers singed off. Her burn wounds are healing well and she is friendly and soliciting attention. The owner has until Dec. 24 to claim the cat. KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitterlast_img read more