Jones, Urey Donate Millions to ULSU

first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, and a Liberia Business Tycoon, Benoni Urey have contributed a substantial amount of money toward the scholarship fund-drive of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU).CBL Governor donated the amount of L$7 million, while Mr. Urey alas donated L$200,000 to the project.The fund-drive is intended to assist students who cannot afford school fees on their own to enter school or continue their educational sojourn. At the launch of the ULSU scholarship fund drive on the Capitol Hill Campus of the University of Liberia on behalf of Dr. Jones, Deputy Central Bank Governor,0 D. Sheba Brown admonished the students to use the opportunity afforded them by Dr. Jones to receive quality education.Prior to presenting the check to ULSU leadership, Madam Brown called on ULSU President, Anthony Williams to use the amount for its intended purpose and stay away from act that would corrupt or defeat their purpose.Mr. Williams, who received the check, expressed gratitude to Governor Jones for the opportunity afforded the many ‘destitute students’ to acquire education.Also, the Benoni Urey Educational Foundation pledged an amount of L$200,000 to the ULSU fund drive.Ms. Tella Urey, daughter of Mr. Benoni Urey thanked ULSU for inviting the Foundation to be a part of ensuring that students —who do not have the means of going to school, can now have a chance to acquire education.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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Tour of the Peace raising money for Type 1 diabetes this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Close to 20 riders are set to take to the roads for a bike tour along the Peace River Valley this weekend to help raise money for diabetes research this weekend.Blizzard Bicycle Club vice president Dan Webster is hosting the ride with 17 other riders including his 13 year-old son Sam, with the proceeds going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Sam was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, more commonly known as juvenile diabetes in January of last year. Webster says that after being diagnosed at the Fort St. John Hospital, Sam was flown to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton where he received treatment in intensive care. Since then, Sam has learned to manage the disorder, and has gone on to lead a normal life for a teenager, including trying out for the Fort St. John Bantam Flyers ‘A’ team this year.- Advertisement -Webster was inspired to host the ride in the past year, after attending several other fundraisers for diabetes research. Last year, he and his team raised $6,000 for the JDRF competing in the Tough Mudder. He also rode in the Hancapie Gran Fondo in South Carolina, where he met other riders who were diagnosed as children, along with fellow parents of children with Type 1 diabetes. Though he says the experience was “life changing,” Webster says that the trip to South Carolina isn’t cheap, and decided to host a ride here in the BC Peace.The ride will take place this Saturday, departing from Peace Island Park, stopping at Charlie Lake, the Peace View Rest Area, Hudson’s Hope Visitor Centre, and the Peace Canyon Dam before finishing at the WAC Bennett Visitor Centre. 18 riders have signed up, and Webster says that the riders are hoping to raise $12,000 for the JRDF. Webster added that it isn’t too late to sign up or donate to the ride. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-the-peace-tickets-25744271810. To donate, visit: http://jdrfca.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2221.last_img read more

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Snow causing slippery road conditions

first_imgExpect delays in the area until that is clear.  There is also another report of a delay up at Mile 54 of the Alaska Highway.If you’re heading north to Fort Nelson, expect blowing show that will cause poor visibility throughout the highway.  No matter where your heading today, take it easy and slow down.- Advertisement -If you spot anything on the highways, let us know, news@moosefm.calast_img

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Katie Couric says goodbye to ‘Today’

first_img But it wasn’t all treacle. Recalling that she was pregnant when she first debuted on “Today,” Couric reflected, “I got up, threw up, and went to work.” Lauer, declaring he “hate(d)” the term “co-anchor,” announced, “We’ve been partners in every way possible,” before reconsidering: “Not that way.” Lauer, dubbing Couric “the perfect combination of Edward R. Murrow and Lucille Ball,” fondly recalled the laughs he had shared with his colleague, “everything from giggles to belly laughs.” Musical guests included Tony Bennett, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood and the cast of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.” Concluding her final morning broadcast with a Champagne toast with the show’s entire staff, Couric enthused, “I couldn’t ask for a nicer, better send-off. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it,” she told Lauer and “Today’s” cast and crew. “I leave not with a heavy heart but with a very full heart, filled with gratitude.” David Kronke, (818) 713-3638 david.kronke@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Co-host Matt Lauer responded, “We could do a three-hour show on that.” Couric later one-upped Lauer, telling him, “I’ll never have a partner like you again because I’ll never be working with a partner again.” Early on, Lauer brought out a box of tissues “Those are for me,” he said. Couric first teared up in the first hour, after watching a montage of some of the most emotional interviews she had conducted, including the Central Park jogger and survivors of 9/11 and the Columbine High School massacre. By the third hour of what she called “This celebration of moi ad nauseum,” Couric’s eyes seemed perpetually misty and she was routinely clutching a tissue as she traversed “Today’s” outdoor area in Rockefeller Plaza. “I’m starting to feel embarrassed,” she said of all the hagiography at one point and that was before the montage focusing on her fashion sense. Another emotional moment came when Couric interviewed survivors of colon cancer who sported T-shirts reading “Thank You Katie! You Saved My Life.” After losing her husband, Jay Monahan, to colon cancer in 1998, Couric made awareness of the malady a top priority, even once receiving a colonoscopy on the air. Katie Couric’s final day on “Today’s” couch was an occasion for tears, laughs and a look back at a lot of hairstyles. Montage after montage of Katie moments filled Wednesday’s three hours of “Today.” The first began as a sequence establishing Couric’s journalistic credentials, showing her asking tough questions of politicians and public figures, before dovetailing into images of her dancing (badly) and singing (even worse). Presumably, she’ll be doing less of those last two things when she takes over the anchor’s chair at “The CBS Evening News” in September. After watching one of the montages, Couric marveled at “some of the weird things I’ve done.”last_img read more

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Candidate turnout starts for Murphy’s council seat

first_imgBURBANK – Two people have formally declared their candidacy for the City Council seat vacated by Stacey Murphy, with three others likely to file by Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline, officials said. Optometrist David Gordon and attorney Amy Lawrence have filed nominating papers, including the signatures of 50 people, to appear on the Jan. 24 ballot. Three others – Michael Dontanville, Bill Wiggins and Vahe Hovanessian – have taken out papers, but have not yet returned the documents to the City Clerk’s Office. “I don’t expect them all to be returned until Friday,” City Clerk Margarita Campos said. “By (next) Tuesday we should be announcing who the candidates are.” Ballots will go out Jan. 3 to more than 54,000 registered voters for the all-mail election. The winner will replace Murphy, who resigned Aug. 30 after pleading not guilty to a felony charge of drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment in an investigation linked to the Vineland Boys gang. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bush, South Korean leader agree on North Korea, Iraq

first_img “We are basically looking to resolve this North Korean nuclear issue, and we are exploring more ways that we can resolve this issue,” Roh said. Bush said the United States would not comply with North Korea’s demand for a light-water nuclear reactor before it disarms, a stumbling block in the talks. “We’ll consider the light-water reactor at the appropriate time,” Bush said. “The appropriate time is after they have verifiably given up their nuclear weapons and/or programs.” Roh said the current state of relations with North Korea represented “perhaps the most stable situation between the two Koreas that you have ever seen.” He played down disputes with the United States: “And the Korea-U.S. dialogue is going on very smoothly.” South Korea has resisted the tough approach advocated by the Bush administration for ending the impasse with North Korea, opposing the idea of military action if diplomacy fails. South Korea also is cool to the idea of taking the standoff to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions. Bush’s eight-day journey to Asia offers him a reprieve from troubles at home, where his approval rating has fallen to the lowest point of his presidency. Unhappiness over the war in Iraq has hurt Bush’s popularity and credibility, and Republicans are nervous about how the war and the president’s other woes will affect next year’s midterm elections. Roh has been a major supporter of Bush’s Iraq policy. Behind the United States and Britain, South Korea is the third-largest contributor of troops, deploying more than 3,000 soldiers. Like Bush, Roh’s domestic approval ratings are down, and his foes call him a lame duck. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bush and Roh met before a 21-nation trade and economic summit whose members include the leaders of the five countries – the United States, China, South Korea, Russia and Japan – negotiating with North Korea for its nuclear disarmament. Roh used the term “constructive” to describe his fifth meeting with Bush. Roh said the second phase of the fifth round of six-party talks should be held as soon as possible to find a breakthrough. “We have no disagreements at all that this issue must be resolved,” Roh said. “We reiterated that a nuclear-armed North Korea will not be tolerated,” Roh said through a translator, “and reaffirmed that the issue should be resolved through peaceful and diplomatic means.” Roh said the two leaders talked at length about the North Korean nuclear issue and exchanged views about North Korea’s attitude and tactics. BUSAN, South Korea – In a show of unity, President George W. Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun declared today that a nuclear-armed North Korea “will not be tolerated” and agreed the problem should be resolved through peaceful diplomacy. The two leaders spoke at a news conference in Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Korea. About 250 demonstrators, carrying signs that said “Stop Bush,” gathered at the train station in the city to protest the president’s visit. Bush expressed solidarity with Vice President Dick Cheney, who charged in Washington that critics who say the administration manipulated intelligence on Iraq before the war are spreading “one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city.” “Ours is a country where people ought to disagree and I expect there to be criticism,” said Bush, who appeared irritated. “But when Democrats say I deliberately misled the Congress and the people, that’s irresponsible.” last_img read more

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Man on GAA team-bonding trip got very drunk and was arrested

first_imgA Galway man who came to Letterkenny on a team-bonding exercise with his GAA team got very drunk and was arrested by Gardai.Ryan Smith, aged 20, was arrested by Gardai after being a danger to the public and himself at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on February 24th, 2018. Smith, of Williamstown, Galway told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he did not normally drink but got very drunk during a team-bonding exercise.Garda Sgt Jim Collins told the court that Smith was cooperative when arrested.Judge Kelly asked the accused “Well, did the binding work. Is that the way you would behave in Galway?”“I wouldn’t normally drink. I’m sorry,” said Smith.Judge Kelly applied the Probation Act.Man on GAA team-bonding trip got very drunk and was arrested was last modified: April 1st, 2019 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

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Liverpool boss Rodgers explains Steven Gerrard substitution

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he withdrew Steven Gerrard in the second half of Fulham’s 4-0 defeat at Anfield because of concerns over a hip problem.The England international was instrumental in all four goals as the Reds demolished Martin Jol’s struggling side.Gerrard walked straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 67th minute.Rodgers said: “Steven has had a small issue with his hip and I will rest him where I can do – that’s why he came off.“He’s more than a seasoned professional at the top level and he should be fine.”The Reds boss added: “Steven’s delivery of the ball is as good as it gets.“I’ve asked the players to be more aggressive when they attack the ball and try to get in front of their defenders because he delivers it as good as anyone.“He has incredible quality on the ball and some of our combination play today was outstanding.”Man Utd v Arsenal: free bets offer for West London Sport readers 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors insist they won’t be distracted with L.A. nightlife

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — The Warriors do not just have to account for a hungry Clippers team eager to overachieve once again. The Warriors do not just have to worry about guarding against their own complacency, either.With the Warriors holding a 2-1 first-round series lead over the Clippers, they also have to guard against L.A. nightlife. The consequences could prove …last_img read more

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Creationism Won’t Die

first_imgTo ardent evolutionists, creationism should have died a long time ago.  Some of them are confounded, if not dumbfounded, that they cannot get rid of it.  They think (many of them) that the Dover case in Pennsylvania should have settled the issue once for all.  Well, it didn’t.  It keeps coming back like a cat that, according to New Scientist, “lives on in US public schools.”    Reporter John Farrell puts most of the blame on the Discovery Institute, which has not been idle, he said.  According to Barbara Forrest, philosopher and long-time activist opposing Discovery, “Louisiana is the only state to pass a state education bill based on the Discovery Institute’s template,”  a policy which Farrell says “prevents Louisiana school boards from stopping schools using supplementary creationist texts hostile to evolution, such as books published by the Discovery Institute” (see loaded words).    Both Forrest and Farrell conflated creationism with intelligent design (a common Darwinist tactic), contrary to the Discovery Institute’s stated positions which distinguish intelligent design from religious beliefs that rely on sacred texts.    Forrest is alarmed that stronger measures are at work in Louisiana to allow students more access to creationist material, “with no outcry from the media or from the scientific community,” she complained.  Farrell ended by quoting the lead attorney for Dover commenting on the impact of the ruling that was limited to Dover county’s school board.  “If we’d lost, intelligent design would be all over the place now,” Eric Rothschild worried.    Popular and controversial TV commentator Glenn Beck touched on the issue on the campaign speech trail, according to World Net Daily, linking evolution to progressive politics.  “If God didn’t create, if things evolve, then your rights evolve.  You’re not endowed by your Creator,” he said.  “Just like you go from a monkey to a man, you go from simple rights to higher rights and somebody has to take those rights and give them to you and take them away or change them.  This is again the evolutionary thinking of progressivism.”  To him, that’s why “The left must have evolution.” (cf. 10/14/2010.)    Speaking of a Creator, Barack Obama has famously omitted that word twice now in speeches quoting the Declaration of Independence, a slip duly noted by Beck’s news site, The Blaze.  Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, in damage-control mode (see video at World Net Daily), quickly said that “I can assure you the president believes in the Declaration of Independence.”   Whether that response controlled the damage rests on whether the public realizes that the issue was not belief in the Declaration of Independence, but in a Creator who endows mankind with rights.  And if a third slip removes all doubt, WND just reported this evening that Obama has for the third time omitted the reference to a Creator in a speech quoting the famous Jefferson line two days ago.  He did say all men are “created equal,” but then said they “are endowed … with certain inalienable [sic] rights” (see US History.org) failing to make it clear the Creator is the source of those rights.    Meanwhile, over at Evolution News & Views Michael Egnor, M.D., is recovering from a near-choking incident after hearing atheist P.Z. Myers say, “you don’t get to use the influence of government to help promote your cult.”  Catching his breath again, Egnor responded in his blog entry, arguing that the shoe belongs on Myers’ foot.  “The deep irony in Myers’ comment is that atheists have used the First Amendment itself, which they mischaracterize as demanding ‘a wall of separation between church and state,’ to promote their cult in public schools,” he said.  “In the atheist creed, questions about Darwinian weaknesses, let alone inferences to design in biology, comprise a heretic ‘church,’ and any challenges or even critical questions about Darwinism must be expunged from school curricula.”  Atheists have misused the First Amendment, “which was intended to prohibit government enforcement of orthodoxy and to protect free inquiry,” to bludgeon anyone who disagrees with them.  “And so the atheist cult survives, skimming new recruits from a public school system in which children are harnessed to a dozen years of indoctrination in atheism’s creation myth.”    Neither Dover, Louisiana, or any of the other school board cases in recent years have involved trying to teach religious creationism.  The whole point about Dover was to allow students to hear a short message that other material supporting intelligent design was available in case they were interested.  Darwinism was the only view taught in the curriculum.  The Discovery Institute does not even support that approach – they only want Darwinism to be taught honestly, with critical thinking, as any scientific theory ought to be taught.    It must also be remembered that some of the most controversial court cases over the years were won or lost by the narrowest of margins, or were overturned on appeal.  Darwinist control on education hangs on for dear life against a strong majority of Americans who feel that if arguments for Darwinism are taught, then the arguments against it should also be taught.Judge Jones at Dover thought he had his finger safely in the dike, but don’t be so sure.  A tremendous amount of pressure has been building behind it – scientific evidence that Darwinism cannot withstand (e.g., 10/07/2010), and evidence the dike is cracking (10/19/2010, 10/03/2010).  Rothschild said that without that one victory in Dover (which only applied locally), intelligent design would be everywhere now.  That gives hope that one finger in their dike cannot stop all the leaks threatening to burst everywhere.    When the artificial moat protecting the Darwin Castle goes, and people are free to see the foundation of quicksand and termites everywhere, there will be revulsion and astonishment at how King Charles with his imperial robes was able to put on airs for so long.  Darwinism cannot survive in free and open debate.  That’s why the Darwiniacs and other leftists (10/14/2010) ratchet up the rhetoric as they scream in pain at fingers about to turn blue.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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