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Student Registration Begins Today

first_imgIf all goes well in keeping with the recent announcement by the government directing all schools to reopen early next month, then registration of students paving the way to the reopening of full academic activities will begin today Monday across the country.With that directive, the government has at the same time announced absolute “free registration” of students from the beginning classes to 9th grade, while those in the senior high grade are required to pay the minimum fee of L$350.  This policy only applies to public schools across the country.Whether government will make any provisions for faith-based and privately-owned institutions remains to be seen.  But this is unlikely as the cash-strapped government in this Ebola season might argue that waving registration fees for private schools would be a costly.The government’s policy of “free registration and the payment of minimum fees for registration” stemmed from the backdrop of numerous complaints from parents and guardians about their financial burdens.Some parents have argued that the timing for registration and the subsequent reopening of schools was jamming their pocketbooks, considering the economic damage done by the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD which is still in the country. Some parents are embittered about the economic hardship they are faced with at such a time.Last week the government, through the Ministry of Education (MOE), announced the resumption of basic academic activities with immediate effect beginning today Monday, January 12.Registration for old and new students will be followed by teacher orientation and other preparatory activities.Thereafter, according to MOE authorities, instruction will commence effective Monday, February 2, during which time and subsequently until Liberia is declared Ebola-free, school administrators and students are being urged to strictly observe the Ebola preventive measures.Early last year, schools throughout the country were ordered closed during the second outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that claimed the lives of many people. The action of the government to have schools reopened is the result of the decline in the number of new Ebola cases. The prolonged academic hiatus has obviously placed a serious financial burden on many of the schools, which are still obligated to their respective teaching staff and other employees as well as supply vendors, banks and other entities that provide services to them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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30 Motorcyclists Charged with Multiple Crimes

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has completed its investigations, charged and forwarded to court thirty motorcyclists for their involvement in the Thursday April 16, violent protest in the City of Paynesville that led to the burning down of a police station and five other stations vandalized.According to spokesman Sam Collins, the LNP’s Charge Sheet documented the actions carried out by rampaging motorcyclists based upon the alleged killing of their fellow motorcyclist, Alfred Tarnue, by a police officerThe LNP said during the rioting motorcyclists targeted police officers and police facilities and inflicted serious bodily injuries on officers assigned at several stations.  Mr. Collins further stated, “Officers on other assignments in the City of Paynesville were assaulted with cutlasses, sticks and other deadly implements including petroleum products.”The LNP report further indicated that the accused motorcyclists have been charged with attempted “rape of female police officers during the demonstration in full view of the public in the Red Light District.”As a result of the rioting in Paynesville and its environs, government and private properties valued at about US$500,000 in the custody of the LNP were stolen or destroyed, the LNP maintained.Based upon evidence in the possession of the police, the thirty protesters have been charged with ‘Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape, Criminal Mischief, Theft of Properties, Arson, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Physical Obstruction of Government functions, Rioting, Failure to disperse and Obstructing highway and other public passages in violation of sections 10.1, 14,20, 15.1, 15.5, 15.51, 17.1 .17.3 and 17.7, respectively of the revised Penal Code of 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

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ROSE GARDEN QUEEN

first_imgGlimpse her in those striking congress of colorsWatch her stride in that elegant attire of fine fabricsHer never-ending smiles all over the place to spotShe talks and laughs and beckons all within her touchThey call her the Rose garden QueenListen to that delightful lexis that she proudly uttersWatch her dance gleefully in those stylish high shoesIn her smart suits and pretty flowers that adorn her hairShe smiles and laughs and kisses all within her reachThey name her the Rose Garden QueenShe is so strict some purely mumble in silenceShe is just like that and they will just stare all dayShe won’t demur and smirks she will all the timeSo they exclaim the woman is a marvel to beholdAnd they christen her the Rose garden QueenShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Natural Gas Rates

first_imgMany BC residents can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to utility bills—because they’re going down. That’s the news from the BC Utilities Commission, which has approved a revised rate application from Terasen Gas. Commission spokesman Brian Williston says consumers will see a reduction of close to 15 percent in their natural gas rates in the next three months. On an annual basis, that’s about a $213.00 savings for homeowners in the Interior while those in Metro Vancouver can expect to pocket about $247.00. But for consumers in this area, there’s no indication if Pacific Northern Gas is prepared to follow the Terasen lead.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Playhouse to debut Ray Charles show

first_img“a man who never thought of himself in any way as being handicapped. He overcame what to most people would be an incredible challenge, to influence the very sound of American music.” The musical is presented via a special arrangement with producers of the film, who also hold the stage rights to Charles’ songs, and with Charles’ longtime manager, Joe Adams. Parks won a Pulitzer for drama for “Topdog/Underdog” in 2002 and is considered one of the most successful active playwrights. She is married to blues musician Paul Oscher. The 2007 season marks Epps’ 10th anniversary as the Playhouses’s artistic director. Other world premieres this year are “Can-Can” and “Matter Of Honor”, which will replace the previously announced “On Golden Pond.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – The Pasadena Playhouse will round out its 2007 season with the world premiere of a musical about legendary musician Ray Charles. “Ray Charles Live!” – written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks – chronicles the life of Charles and a career that spanned genres and seven decades, the theater announced Tuesday. “It is without a doubt the centerpiece of the season,” said Creative Director Sheldon Epps, who will direct the musical. Performances begin Oct. 31. and the show is expected to go on to major theaters throughout the country and possibly to Broadway. “There is no specific plan or date, but given the interest people have in the material \ very likely could have a significant life after the Playhouse,” Managing Director Brian Colburn said. Signature Charles songs to be featured include “I Got A Woman,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Hit The Road Jack,” and “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The play has been written but will undergo development changes before it opens, Colburn said. Roles have not been cast. Critics laud Charles as a pioneering soul musician who made contributions to rhythm and blues, jazz, country and pop. Born 1930 in Albany, Ga., Charles began to go blind at age 6. He is the subject of the Academy Award-winning 2004 biopic “Ray,” starring Jamie Foxx. He died in June that year. “Since I’ve started to work on it, I’ve become a greater Ray Charles fan,” Epps said. He was last_img read more

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Januzaj told he must stay at Man United as Van Gaal blocks loan bid

first_img Adnan Januzaj 1 Manchester United have rejected a loan bid from Genoa for Adnan Januzaj, according to reports in Italy.Januzaj has found first-team action hard to come by at Old Trafford this season, starting just two Premier League matches for the Red Devils.Speculation has grown over the past few months that the 19-year-old may be loaned out by United in order to increase his playing time.But, according to TMW, United have rejected an offer from Serie A side Genoa to take Januzaj on a temporary deal.Manager Louis van Gaal is unwilling to see the Belgium international leave on loan as he still feels the midfielder has a role to play this season.Several clubs across Europe have shown an interest in Januzaj, with some reports in France claiming that Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up a move.last_img read more

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Mourinho to Rashford: Five reasons Man United fans can’t wait for next season

first_img 5 5 A new season, a new manager, new players and new hope.It’s a fresh start for Manchester United this season with drawn out and disappointing transfers replaced by impressive big-name signings, and optimism replaced with expectation in this new Jose Mourinho era.For the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford, United fans have a lot to be positive about with what promises to be an exciting season ahead.talkSPORT has put together five reasons why Manchester United fans should be looking forward to the season ahead.Check out those points by viewing the slideshow above. 2. Jose Mourinho’s press conferences – From labeling himself as the ‘Special One’ to calling Arsene Wenger a specialist in failure, Mourinho’s press conferences are always things you do not want to miss. If the United press officer thought Louis van Gaal said some out there things, wait until Mourinho is finding himself under a bit of pressure. 3. Marcus Rashford’s development – If there is one word to describe Rashford’s extraordinary rise over the last six months, it’s exciting. His searing pace terrified defences last season and while he may have a more withdrawn role with the arrival of Ibrahimovic, you can expect him to come off the bench regularly. And don’t be surprised if he ousts the likes of Rooney and Ibrahimovic as United’s main striker by the end of the season. 4. City rivalry – Manchester United’s rivalry with Manchester City just got even more intense with the arrivals of Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. The two sides are the bookies favourites for the title as all eyes will be on their first competitive meeting in the 172nd Manchester derby at Old Trafford on September 10. Don’t be surprised if all hell breaks loose in what promises to be a fiery affair. 5 5. A title challenge – After three seasons of battling for fourth place under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, United fans can finally look forward to a Premier League title challenge with Mourinho. While the Portuguese hasn’t said that is his aim publically, Mourinho is a serial winner and hasn’t finished outside of the top two in any season he has been in charge of at the end of. 5 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – click the arrow, right, to see what else will excited Manchester United fans this season – It’s not just Manchester United fans who are excited for this, the whole of the Premier League should be. His personality and talent will stand him out among the sea of superstars that the league boasts. There will be goals, tricks, tantrums, and never a dull moment, but will he still be able to tear apart defences at the age of 35? Most people are skeptical but Ibrahimovic will be typically confident. 5last_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HEALTH IS VITAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This week marks the beginning of “Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2015”.I will be presenting this Friday the 27th , along with Susan Hayes and Deirdre Mc Glone, and my talk will be about how your health is vital to your success in your business. Registration is at 9am and the presentations will run from 9:30 until 12pm.This week’s article will focus on how your food choices can help you in your business and help your bottom line. “Adequate nutrition can raise your productivity levels by 20% on average.” – WHOBefore we even start to look at the effects that a poor diet can have on our health and our waistlines, we will first look at how our food choices will affect our concentration levels and more importantly, our productivity.The brain’s preferred fuel source is glucose.Glucose is our fuel, keeping our brains awake and alert. So at all times, we have a certain glucose level in our blood.The most important point to note here is that we are in full control of how we release glucose to our blood and our brains.Certain foods release glucose quickly, whilst others do so more slowly, yet sustainably.Brain researcher Leigh Gibson found this to be optimal:“The brain works best with about 25 grams of glucose circulating in the blood stream — about the amount found in a banana.” However our dietary choices can really impact on how we get the glucose into our bloodstream.Quick release carbohydrates, like donuts, chocolate high sugar cereals and fizzy drinks will all release glucose into our bloodstream.This will give us a quick ‘high’ of alertness, but this is very quickly followed by a ‘crash’ and our glucose level will drop rapidly, leaving you unfocused and easy to distract.What do we do then? We reach for whatever will get our blood sugars and our concentration levels back to where they were, and FAST!The food of choice is usually the types of food that caused our initial ‘high’ and ‘crash’ in the first place.So throughout the course of a day, we are getting peaks and troughs of blood sugar and concentration.This is a disaster for our health and our productivity.Another factor with this type of eating is the hormonal effect it has on our system.Leptin is a hormone that signals to the brain that we are full and to stop eating.Whole foods, like oats which give a slow release of energy throughout the day, keep Leptin levels stable, and therefore we do not feel the need to snack shortly after eating.High sugary foods do not have the same effect, 1-2 hours after eating these types of foods, we will inevitably get the ‘crash’ and our body will get a false sense of hunger and we will be looking for food again.Hunger can also lead to poor decision making and this along with poor concentration levels can have a serious effect on our bottom line.So much so, that it is currently costing American businesses $100 Billion dollars per year in productivity.Our productivity isn’t the only thing to suffer because of this.Our health is taking a beating at the same time.We are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and endless business lunches and midday carvery dinners isn’t helping matters when it comes to busy entrepreneurs.So what can we do?These tips will help get things back on track;Eat breakfast every day.Have protein with every meal.Avoid heavily processed foods.Snack on fruit and nuts and avoid sugary snacks.Use smaller plates to avoid over eating.Exercise at least 3-4 times per week.Once your physical and mental health is in check, your productivity and your bottom line will take care of itself.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.
#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HEALTH IS VITAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Businessemmetfitness columnhealthrushelast_img read more

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‘Welcome to the Zlatan Arena’ – Striker posts update from Europa League final

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at the Europa League final on Wednesday before posting on Instagram: ‘Welcome to the Zlatan Arena’The Swedish legend is currently sidelined with a knee injury and underwent a successful operation on his knee in Miami last month.The 35-year-old made an impression in his first year in England, scoring 28 goals and assisting 10 in 46 appearances, but his injury casts doubt over his future at the club.He arrived to support his team-mates for their match with Ajax at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, where he has enjoyed memorable moments with his national team.The standout performance was his four-goal show against England on the opening match at the stadium in 2012 – watch it hereSee Ibrahimovic’s post, below… Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Swedish legend arrives at the Friends Arena 1 Welcome to the Zlatan ArenaA post shared by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on May 24, 2017 at 11:43am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jslast_img read more

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EXTREME CAUTION URGED AS COLD SNAP LEAVES ROADS TREACHEROUS

first_imgREADERS are reporting icy patches on many roads across Co Donegal this morning after a sharp overnight frost.Temperatures dropped to -4C in many inland areas.Black ice has formed on many roads and is reported to be particularly bad  in the Frosses, Glenties, Convoy and Ardara areas. Minor roads across Inishowen are also said to be ‘dreadful’ after showers last night on the peninsula froze over later in the night.Motorists are urged once again to drive with extreme care in the Ballyshannon area.Donegal County Council workers have gritted major routes.The cold snap is set to continue for several more days, said Met Eireann.  EXTREME CAUTION URGED AS COLD SNAP LEAVES ROADS TREACHEROUS was last modified: November 29th, 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)last_img read more

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