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University of Liberia Gets New Vice President


first_imgThe president of the University of Liberia, Professor Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, has appointed Mr. Norris Tweah as the new vice president for University Relations, University of Liberia. His appointment took effect as of December 1, 2014. Tweah replaces Prof. Dr S. Momolu Getaweh, who is now the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Institution.Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tweah served as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. He served for more than seven years at the Ministry and had received three appointments from Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.As part of his core responsibilities at the University of Liberia, vice president Tweah is to establish an effective public relations system and strategy that will promote the goals of the University  and create the most positive image and branding of the nation’s premier University; engage in lobbying exercises on behalf of the University;  articulate the values of the University to the developmental needs of the local and external community, testify, when necessary, on behalf of the university before Government and Non-Government agencies and bodies, both foreign and national, as well as assume oversight of the UL Public Affairs, UL Postal Office and the UL Protocol Activities.Vice president Tweah is also encouraged to seek academic faculty rank within a UL Department and College of his expertise.He holds a Master’s Degree in Development Administration (MDA) and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.  He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia. He was admitted to the Liberian Bar Association in August 2014 to practice law in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Dozens killed in India after consuming poisonous liquor


first_imgAt least 72 people have died and several others have fallen sick from drinking illegally brewed liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in northern India, officials said.At least 64 deaths were reported on Saturday from Saharanpur and Haridwar, adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states respectively, after drinking the poisonous liquor.Eight more deaths were reported in another tragedy blamed on tainted liquor in Kushinagar district, also in Uttar Pradesh, regional official BD Gupta told the dpa news agency.The majority of the deaths were reported from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand. Authorities launched a crackdown and suspended police and officials. In Saharanpur district, the death toll climbed from 16 to 36, top administrative official Alok Pandey told dpa by phone on Saturday.The villagers had consumed the tainted liquor suspected of being laced with methanol on Thursday.In the adjoining Haridwar district, the death toll had risen to 28 from 12 on Friday, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported.Twenty-two people were admitted to hospitals in Saharanpur but were in stable condition, Pandey said.The Saharanpur Police, suspecting that the alcohol may have come from the same source, arrested 30 people, many of them bootleggers. They seized hundreds of litres of tainted liquor in raids.Authorities in the region also suspended over 30 officials, including 10 Policemen, on charges of negligence or collusion in the illicit trade.They vowed to take strict action against the accused, saying they would demand the death penalty for those involved in the illicit trade once the case reaches the court.Later on Saturday, authorities in both states announced a compensation of 200,000 rupees (US$2800) each to the relatives of those killed.Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed brands. Illicit liquor is cheap and often spiked with chemicals such as pesticides to increase potency. (Al Jazeera)last_img read more


‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ATTRACTING MASSIVE INTEREST


first_imgThe ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow in Letterkenny represent great value.A leading selling agent from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey has said that the development of ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow estate is attracting huge interest. Mary Rainey, a selling agent and director from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey, has revealed that nearly all of the first phase of homes at Rann Mor Meadow have been sold.According to Mary, that’s a clear indication that the banks are lending again, and that people see the incredible value on offer in the wonderfully innovative new homes at Rann Mor Meadow. Mary was also quick to praise GDC Ireland Limited who created the fantastic project, and she has described the new development as the ‘Homes of the future’. She also revealed that buyers have become more cost conscious now, and one of the most frequently asked questions aimed at her when showcasing property to potential new home-owners is, Are the homes they’re viewing energy efficient, and what energy rating are they? That demand for energy rated and energy efficient homes is one of the main reasons the Rann Mor Meadow development has been such an overwhelming success so far.Mary told Donegal Daily, “Eleven out of the fifteen homes in the first phase have been sold. “Its become quite evidently clear that the banks are lending again, and people are taking advantage of that by investing in property.“Potential new buyers can clearly see the incredible value on offer in the new development of homes at Rann Mor Meadow.“Due to the high spec design of the homes by GDC, heating costs are significantly reduced.Mary also added that the quality of the build, and the reputation of GDC, are big factors in why people are purchasing the new homes, but also feels the location of the homes are superb.“GDC has built up a stellar reputation down through the years for building quality homes, but it’s also a great location. “You’ve got some beautiful views of the town from the estate, and it’s only a five minute walk to town.“For new home-owners, it’s the ideal location to set-up base.While Mary admitted the property market hadn’t reached the level currently been seen in Dublin, she did say it was extremely positive, which is visible in the success of the Rann Mor Meadow project, after a difficult number of years in the property industry.“It started to pick up last year, but then we wondered would it dry up, but thankfully it hasn’t, and the market is improving all the time. “It’s not at the level currently being experienced in Dublin, but there’s been a huge improvement and its been a massive boost for the property industry in Donegal.For further details, contact GDC (Ireland) Limited, Kilderry, Muff, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9384700. E-mail: info@gdcirl.com, of the selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey, Letterkenny, on 074 91 22211 or see http://www.sfr.ie‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ATTRACTING MASSIVE INTEREST was last modified: October 31st, 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:BusinessconstructionFeaturesGDC Ireland LimitednewsRann Mor MeadowSherry Fitzgerald Raineylast_img read more


Manchester City’s £50m deal in doubt as Napoli snub makeweight player


first_img Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko 1 Napoli are not keen on having Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko as a makeweight in a deal for Jorginho.Manchester City are working hard on a move for Jorginho at the moment, but they are struggling to agree a fee for him.The Premier League champions are currently offering close to £50million for the midfielder, but Napoli want nearer to £60million.As a compromise, Manchester City had been planning to use 21-year-old Zinchenko as a makeweight in the deal.But, according to TMW, Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is not too keen on that idea.The Italian manager is reportedly in the market for experienced players and he does not believe Zinchenko fits the bill.last_img


Brazil v Belgium: Preview, confirmed teams and live radio commentary


first_imgWhen is Brazil vs Belgium?The match kicks off at 19:00 (UK time) on Friday, July 6.How can I stream live commentary?On talkSPORT. The broadcast team will be bringing you live coverage from the 45,000-capacity Kazan Arena in Russia.Listen to our live commentary of all the action through talkSPORT.com here.You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731. 2 2 Who will win the battle of the stars? The Kazan Arena will host Belgium vs Brazil Brazil and Belgium meet in the second of the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on Friday, a huge showdown you can listen to live on talkSPORT.A number of Premier League stars will be on show at the Kazan Arena, with these two nations boasting an array of incredible talent. What is the team news?The Selecao are without their rock in central midfield – Real Madrid’s Casemiro picked up his second yellow against Mexico and will be suspended for the quarter-final. Tite has a more-than-capable replacement in Manchester City’s Fernandinho, though. Brazilian full-back Marcelo missed the last-16 through injury but has returned to training. Neymar will obviously be the man Brazil look to for inspiration, if he can stay on his feet!Belgium are injury-free, although Roberto Martinez has a selection headache after substitutes Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini proved to be the match-winners against Japan. Full preview here.Confirmed teams:Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar.Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Chadli, Witsel, De Bruyne, Meunier; Fellaini, E. Hazard; Lukaku.What are the other World Cup quarter-final games?Uruguay v France (July 6 at 15:00)Sweden v England (July 7 at 15:00)Russia v Croatia (July 7 at 19:00)All World Cup quarter-final games are live on talkSPORT.last_img read more


Jose Mourinho denies Woodward fall-out, refuses to discuss Pogba


first_img 2 There has been intense scrutiny on the manager, his relationship with star midfielder Paul Pogba and apparent tensions with vice-chairman Woodward over summer recruitment in the wake of Sunday’s embarrassing 3-2 defeat at Brighton.Mourinho offered little in the way of soundbites on Friday, though, answering only 13 questions.Put to him there had been a lot of background noise in the wake of the loss to Brighton, Mourinho retorted: “Yeah, but don’t ask me because I don’t read (it).“I don’t know 10 per cent of what is written, I don’t know 10 per cent of what is coming on the TV screens, so I’m not the right guy to answer to it.”Mourinho was then curt when asked about his relationship with Woodward.“Of course (our relationship is fine),” he said. “No (problem at all).” Jose Mourinho was in no mood to talk to the press on Friday There have been reports of tensions between Pogba and Mourinho 2 The Portuguese has made his frustration over the lack of extra summer signings clear, with the failure to improve in defence looking problematic at Brighton.That defeat has led to an uncomfortable week for all connected with United, who are understood to be backing Mourinho as odds on him leaving tumbled.A group of fans are said to be planning to have a plane fly over an upcoming match calling for the exit of Woodward, while questions also remain over the happiness of Pogba.Manchester United fans to fly ‘Ed Woodward out’ banner at Premier League clash with BurnleyThe France midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola took aim at United great Paul Scholes this week for questioning the France international’s leadership at Brighton.Pogba admitted his “attitude was not right enough” on the south coast, but Mourinho was distant when asked about it.“Paul told (that), Paul has to answer by his words,” the United boss said.“If you want any explanation about Paul’s words you must get him and ask him.” Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insisted his relationship with Ed Woodward is “fine” but was clearly in no mood to speak to the media on Friday.Mourinho turned up half an hour early for his press conference ahead of Monday’s clash with Tottenham and gave only short answers before walking out after just eight minutes.last_img read more


DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS!


first_imgDONEGAL has gone Christmas jumper crackers this year.It seems as if everyone in the county has managed to get their hands on wacky festive pullover.And Carole McGloughlin had no choice but to join in with the Speer family in Carrigart! Pictured are Lisa, Adam, Craig, Alexis, Andrew, Andrew and Carole. DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS! was last modified: December 25th, 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:DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS!last_img read more


SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI ATTEND FUNERAL OF MURDERED DETECTIVE


first_imgSENIOR members of the Gardai in Co Donegal have attended the funeral today of murdered detective Adrian Donohoe.The officer was shot dead in Co Louth on Friday night.Among those attending the funeral is Supt Leo McGinn, who was stationed in Louth before his transfer to Ballyshannon last year. “He was a great Garda and a committed member of the community, especially through the GAA,” said Supt McGinn today.The Superintendent has opened a book of condolences at Ballyshannon Garda Station for anyone who wants to leave a message for the Donohoe family.Dundalk came to a standstill today as the funeral cortege went through the town.Thousands of people attended the state funeral, with the Taoiseach and the President in attendance. Hundreds of Gardai – many from Donegal – lined the route and took part in the funeral.They heard Father Michael Cusack call for the killers to be caught and a call for proper policing in the country.“When it comes to reflecting to the garda presence throughout the whole country, I think it’s a good time for there to be serious reflection by all in this country around the need for further policing,” he said.“I think we need to look into the eyes of Caroline, look into the eyes of Adrian’s parents and allow what is best within us – our humanity – to recognise what evil can do when it’s allowed to flourish in a community. My parents are now living in a rural community in Galway that has no police service.“It only ever had one guard but that one guard brought great security. Since he moved, two men in their 80s have had their heads bashed in, one left without hearing or taste for the rest of his life. “I see it in the eyes of so many in that village that they go to bed at night in fear. Is that the way we need to treat our brothers and sisters in our care?”SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI ATTEND FUNERAL OF MURDERED DETECTIVE was last modified: January 30th, 2013 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:SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI ATTEND FUNERAL OF MURDERED DETECTIVElast_img read more


ELECTION 2014: FINE GAEL TAKE HAMMERING IN INISHOWEN


first_imgFINE Gael are in trouble in Inishowen, according to tallies from the main parties.Fine Gael’s Mickey Doherty is in real trouble in Inishowen.Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray and Ciaran McLaughlin are looking certain to take two seats, with Albert Doherty battling with Fine Gael’s John Ryan for the last seat.Fianna Fail’s Martin McDermott will tak a seat on the first count in Inishowen. At this stage it is looking good for Sinn Fein with only Fine Gael’s Bernard McGuinness guaranteed a seat for his party.Labour’s Martin Farren and independent Nicholas Crossan are also polling well.Tallies show that Sinn Fein could land three seats – up from one – with Fianna Fail taking three seats.Tally prediction: Fianna Fail = 3Sinn Fein = 2Labour = 1Independent = 1Fine Gael = 1 Last seat between Albert Doherty (Sinn Fein) and John Ryan (Fine Gael)Mickey Doherty, Fine Gael, has polled “very poorly” admit party tally people.ELECTION 2014: FINE GAEL TAKE HAMMERING IN INISHOWEN was last modified: May 24th, 2014 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:donegalFine GaelInishowenMickey Dohertylast_img read more


Women’s Soccer Travels to Western Illinois on Friday


first_img MACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University women’s soccer team hits the road for a brief road trip to take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Friday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Macomb. The Bulldogs lost a dramatic match to South Dakota, 2-1, on Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Libby Helverson ricocheted a shot off a defender and into the back of the net to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the 86th minute, but the Coyotes struck quickly in response, netting scores in the 87th and 88th minutes to steal a win in a thrilling match. Scouting Western Illinois Western Illinois has been much stronger within friendly confines in 2018, posting a 2-1-0 record at home. Last season the outfit from Macomb posted a 3-14-1 record, and the team was picked to finish ninth in the Summit League this year. “Going on the road to another Summit League opponent coming off this loss will be a test for us,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “I’m excited to see how our team responds and which of our players step up.” Drake (2-5-1) played well despite the loss, generating season-bests in shots (20) and corner kicks (12) while limiting South Dakota to a season-low nine shots. The Bulldogs will look to earn points for the fourth time in five matches against Western Illinois. Sophomore forward Amy Andrews leads Western Illinois with three goals and six points this season. She is joined in the attack by junior forward Lauryn Peters, who was named by Summit League coaches as a player to watch in the conference.Print Friendly Version Story Links The Leathernecks will bring a 2-4-1 record into Friday night’s match after losing their last three contests. The Leathernecks’ three-game skid can largely be chalked up to their offense running dry as they haven’t scored a goal in three matches. Live Video In 2018, the Bulldogs notched a 2-1 win over the Leathernecks in Des Moines. Hannah Bormann scored the game-winner in the 84th minute on an assist by Vanessa Kavan. Live Stats last_img read more