WHY?

first_imgWhy it is that Monday is so dreaded?Why it is that sincere love lasts till death?Why it is that a black heart knows no peace?Why it is that man desires more all the time?Why do women dearly love so much attention?Why do broken hearts take long to heal?Why it is that Friday is so gaily cherished?Why do lovers adore Valentine so greatly?Why Christmas comes with so many thrills?Why feel alone yet many people surround you?Why independence makes us feel patriotic?Why some people just can’t find real love?Why it is that some people aren’t blissful?Why oh why and it will never fade away?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Deputy Education Minister Calls for Collaboration

first_imgDeputy Education Ministers Alton Kesselly (for Research and Planning) and Latim Da-Thong (for Administration)Deputy Education Minister Latim Da–Thong has called on his colleagues in the education sector to work together to improve the country’s educational standard.Da-Thong’s call was contained in a statement he delivered at the opening session of the Joint Education Sector Review involving education officials and partners in Ganta City, Nimba County, on Monday, November 5.“We have come a long way in the education sector, but we more to go, if we want to achieve our goal of providing quality education for every single Liberian child; we should work with our President to achieve his PAPD, under which education comes in the first pillar.”Minister Da Thong, who spoke on behalf of the MOE due to the absence of the Minister, Prof. Ansu Sonii, welcomed the participants to the symposium and encouraged them to work together for the improvement of the education system in the country.He said the review will allow them to see the progress made in the past and also to “open our eyes to the reality of the challenges we have ahead, but these challenges are not insurmountable.”Minister Da-Thong said that in the process, he expects them to look at the prevailing circumstances and carve a new operational plan that should be both inspirational and ambitious in tackling the challenges ahead.Officials from the Ministry of Education are expected to spend at least five days in Ganta, looking at the past and planning other ideas for the betterment of the education system in Liberia.Education stakeholders and other participants at the 2018 Joint Education Sector ReviewThe opening brought nearly the entire senior staff of the MOE together, including deputy ministers, their assistant ministers and the county education officers, representing the 15 counties, regional education officers as well as civil society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders.Representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank and partners in progress are part of the ongoing review, which is held under the banner: “2018 Joint Education Sector Review” and under the theme, “Quality Education for all: reviewing the gains and planning for the future.”In the Joint Education Sector Review (JESR), all education actors, especially the County Education Officers (CEOs), are expected to make a report, indicating progress and challenges wherein a county working session, the development of priorities to strengthen county education systems will be discussed or formulated.Presentations of thematic areas like Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Development, basic and secondary, teacher education, TVET, governance and management, and higher education will be discussed or looked at. At the close of the review there will be a reading and adoption of the JESR roundtable declaration.The Deputy Minister of Education for Planning, Research, and Development Alton V. Kesselly explained in an overview that the review will be both hindsight and forward-looking; in the hindsight, they will assess progress in the ongoing fiscal year by looking at implementation progress against planned activities and targets, while at the same time they will look at the implementation and recommendations by the previous JESR.They will also review progress in the non-key sector indicators as well as key reforms over the last years to facilitate discussion around relevance and recommendations and recognize counties with high results in learning, access equity and quality as part of the hindsight exercise.In the forward-looking, they are going to review the operational plan for fiscal year 2018/2019 and assess the financing arrangements, availability, government and partners’ commitment and funding gaps for key components of the plan.The ministry will also be looking at review implementation modalities, coordination, and harmonization as part of the forward-looking.However, the Civil Society representative at the occasion, Mr. Anderson Miamen, called on the Ministry to ensure the full implementation of whatsoever that will be planned.He said implementation of the plan remains one of the key challenges the Ministry of Education faces, something he called on the MOE to take into consideration and ensure that anything planned should be fully implemented and full support should be given to the County Education Officers and District Education Officers in the same regard.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Malawi land, ready to tackle confident Stars

first_img0Shares0000Malawi players train at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 10, 2018 ahead of their friendly match against Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 – After the huge morale boosting 1-0 victory over Ghana on Saturday in a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier in Nairobi, Kenya’s Harambee Stars will look to wind down the international break on a high when they host Malawi’s flames in an international friendly match on Tuesday.The Malawi national team arrived in the country early Monday morning ahead of Tuesday’s friendly. They flew in from Morocco where they lost to the hosts 3-0 in a Group B 2019 AFCON Qualifier tie. The team trained at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani and head coach Ronny Van Leweugden is looking forward for a huge clash against the hosts with his biggest concentration being on tactically preparing his side for next month’s AFCON qualifier against Cameroon.“For us it’s a very important game because we as a tactical panel, we wanted very much this game because next month we play home and away against Cameroon. We come with a good intention to have a good match. We know Kenya will play with a lot of confidence after that victory against Ghana,” the tactician said.Harambee Stars Head coach Sebastien Migne is expected to make changes to his squad, giving rest to most who played against Ghana on Sunday as he looks to see other players in action. Midfielder Ismail Gonzalez did not train with the rest on Sunday but was on the pitch Monday morning.Also unlikely to play against Malawi are Sweden based midfielders Ovellah Ochieng and Eric Johannah.Malawi head coach Ronny Van Leweugden at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 10, 2018 ahead of their friendly match against Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe tactician will still have a strong squad to choose from with the likes of Sweden based stars Erick Ouma and David Ochieng set to start, the latter having come on as a second half substitute against Ghana.Midfielder Anthony Akumu and his Zesco United teammate Jesse Were are also expected to be given slots to impress the new coach Migne who has not seen them in competitive play.Meanwhile, Kenya is keen not to let off the feel good factor after beating Ghana and are treating the Malawi tie with just as much seriousness.“It is another opportunity to build on the team because we have a new coach with new philosophies. Such friendly games are important to build cohesion in the team,” Captain Musa Mohammed said.Striker Michael Olunga added; “It is a match that we need to win because also apart from building confidence, it has an effect on FIFA rankings and as a country we want to go up.”The Football Kenya Federation has announced it will lower the gate charges for the tie as a way of thanking fans who turned out in large numbers to cheer on the team against Ghana over the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success

first_img“We’re the best club in Europe, we’re the best club in the world, we’re the best club in history, we are Real Madrid!” shouted the stadium announcer, as the Spanish giants won a record-extending 13th European Cup.The club’s “decimotercera” moved them six titles clear of second-placed AC Milan in the competition’s all-time honours list, after lifting the trophy for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons.Frenchman Zinedine Zidane also became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League crowns, despite having spent less than three years at the helm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid fans celebrate at the Santiago Bernabeu after the club’s latest Champions League triumph © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Tens of thousands of Real Madrid supporters erupted in delight at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium after Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev.Familiar chants of “Campeones, campeones” rang out at the final whistle after Real fans flocked to the ground to watch the match which was broadcast on eight giant screens at the Bernabeu.last_img read more

Students to take up `Rachel’s Challenge’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Students in the Walnut Valley Unified School District this week will have the chance to participate in “Rachel’s Challenge” a non-violence school program. Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Since that tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, has worked to prevent school violence. Student and parent programs will be held at the following Walnut Valley schools: Suzanne, Chaparral, South Pointe middle schools, and Walnut and Diamond Bar high schools. The one-hour multimedia presentation is designed to promote positive changes in the way students treat their peers. The assembly is followed by a 45-minute training session, involving adult and student leaders. – From staff reportslast_img read more

Arsenal hand professional deal to French teen star

first_img1 Yassin Fortune Arsenal have handed French teen sensation Yassin Fortune his first professional contract at the club.The 17-year-old striker only arrived from Lens in the summer but has made an impressive start to life in north London.Fortune has scored seven times in his first 15 appearances for the under-18s side which also earned him a call up to the Under-21 team.Arsenal have high hopes for the rapid forward so moved quickly to hand him a pro deal at the Emirates.last_img

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‘Five points and it’s done!’ Ranieri now has eye on Premier League prize

first_imgClaudio Ranieri hailed his Leicester City side’s ‘fantastic’ performance against Swansea, but urged his players to keep their ‘feet on the ground’.The Foxes saw off Francesco Guidolin’s Jacks at the King Power to put the Premier League trophy within their grasp.The league leaders need just five more points from their final three fixtures to secure the title and their place in the history books. They could even confirm first place at Manchester United next weekend if Tottenham fail to beat West Brom on Monday.In the absence of suspended striker Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa netted a double, while Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton were also on the scoresheet as the Welsh side failed to reply.“Fantastic performance,” Ranieri told talkSPORT.“We scored an early goal and played so, so well tactically.“Very concentrated, very focused because Swansea want to build from behind and to move the ball quickly.“We were always in the right position to get the ball. For once it’s possible.“[In Vardy’s absence] all the players gave something more for this match because he is very important.“All the players gave something more.”  After overcoming a wobble against West Ham last week, City are now back on track and, despite Spurs hot on their trail, the 64-year-old says his mind is only on the Foxes.Ranieri continued: “It’s not important.“In my mind, Tottenham will win all the matches.“We have to win five points and it’s done. It’s not easy, but we have to concentrate with our feet on the ground.”last_img read more

GOLF IS SOMETIMES A FAMILY AFFAIR!

first_imgIt’s a real family affair for these Letterkenny golfersThere’s nothing like keep it in the family – even out on the golf course!Congratulations go to Letterkenny Golf Club members Pat Mc Grath, sons Michael and Anthony and son-in-law John Bosco Gallagher.The lads attained runners-up spot in the recent Lough Erne Links Golf Challenge, which included competing at Donegal Golf Club [Murvagh], Narin Portnoo and the prestigious Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen. The competition format was teams of four, two scores to count, with daily and overall team prizes, and with teams entered from all over Ireland, North and South, from Portrush to Cork.Teeing–off on Monday 21st July at Murvagh, the Links challenge began on a beautiful day with perfect playing conditions. Scoring was high with the winning team scoring 96 points while Pat’s team came in with a solid 88 points which left them 8 points behind the leaders going into day two.On the following day at Narin Portnoo, the scoring increased. Following a terrific start with each member of the team paring the first hole, the consistency continued with a number of pars on the front nine and a fantastic finish of three birdies in a row from 16th to 18th.This resulted in an overall total of 99 points on the day, five points clear of second place and a one point lead in the overall standings going into the final day, which was to be played at the prestigious Nick Faldo designed Lough Erne Golf Resort, one of the finest golf courses in Ireland and further afield. Soaring temperatures of up to 26 degrees made it difficult to play golf on such a demanding course, and while scoring was not up to the high standard of previous days, the Letterkenny team scored 80 points which left them in the running to finish high up on the overall leader board. After three days of golf on three magnificent courses and in glorious sunshine the team from Letterkenny finished second overall in the three day Links Challenge, losing out to a team from Fota Island Golf Resort, Co.Cork.Participating in the Lough Erne Challenge and finishing second in the team event was a fantastic achievement resulting in each member of the team enjoying a wonderful feast of golf. GOLF IS SOMETIMES A FAMILY AFFAIR! was last modified: August 1st, 2014 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

Milford District getting stronger with 13 text alert schemes now operating

first_img Milford District getting stronger with 13 text alert schemes now operating was last modified: November 8th, 2017 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:donegalGardaiMilfordtext alert Gardai in the Milford District has appealed to any communities interested in setting up a text alert scheme in their area to contact them.There are currently thirteen Text Alert Groups in the Milford District, Donegal Division a District geography the size of Co. Louth.This is a Gaeltacht District which is largely rural in nature comprising some of the most densely rural populated areas in the EU including the permanently populated islands of Tory and Arranmore. The annual liaison meeting between the District’s Text Alert coordinators and AGS was held in An Craoibhín, Termon on Wednesday 25th of October 2017.The meeting discussed the last year’s operations of the Text Alert Scheme in the Milford Garda District and imparted crime prevention advice and other matters for discussion at each individual Community Text Alert Schemes upcoming AGMs.With the winter nights closing in these groups are a vital part of the Milford Garda District’s Operation Thor strategy.If any other community area in the Milford District is interested in setting up a Text Alert Scheme in their area please contact the District Office at Milford Garda station on 074 9153067.last_img read more