Dr. Evelyn Kandakai Takes Over Cuttington Today

first_imgDr. Evelyn Kandakai, Liberia’s former Minister of Education, today takes over as Acting President of Cuttington University.She was recently appointed to the position by the university’s Board of Trustees, headed by its chairman, Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia and archbishop of the Interim Province of West Africa (Anglican). Dr. Kandakai’s appointment follows the recent retirement of Dr. Henrique Tokpa, who was elected Cuttington president in 2002. His last commencement as head of the university was held on September 26, 2015, when the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Victor B. Foh, served as the commencement speaker. Dr. Kandakai is herself an alumna of Cuttington. Following her graduation, she matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania, one of America’s top ten institutions of higher learning, where she earned a Ph.D in education.She was recently appointed as head of the Monrovia office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Before then she served for the past two years as vice president of the United Methodist University (UMU). Prior to that, Dr. Kandakai was executive director of the Liberia Education Trust (LET), where she served until 2010. She is the eldest offspring of the former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, General Albert White and his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Cassell White, youngest sister of former Attorney General C. Abayomi Cassell. General White later served as Superintendent of Grand Gedeh County and Vice Chairman of the Elections Commission during the 1980s.Dr. Kandakai’s grandfather was Professor Nathaniel H.B. Cassell of Liberia College (now University of Liberia). It was after him that the tallest building on the UL main campus was named during the presidency of Dr. Rocheforte L. Weeks (1959-1972). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP investigating fatal shooting

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Nigeria to face former CHAN champions Libya

first_imgThey finished third in 2014 in South Africa, but failed to reach the knockout phase in Rwanda last year.Libya are the only former champions in the 16-team field having triumphed in 2014 by overcoming Gabon, Zimbabwe and Ghana after penalty shootouts.Rwanda were the last qualifiers for Morocco, winning a play-off against Ethiopia last weekend after Egypt withdrew because top clubs were not prepared to release players.Equatorial Guinea are debutants and qualified without kicking a ball after opponents Gabon withdrew from the regional qualifying competition.Namibia, Uganda and Zambia were placed in a group with the Ivory Coast, who came third last year behind champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and runners-up Mali.Uganda will be desperate to at least reach the quarter-finals after three first-round exits in a row, while the best showing from Zambia was third at the maiden tournament in 2009.Namibia are the other first-time participants after shocking Zimbabwe in a qualifier despite fielding a rusty squad because a power struggle cancelled domestic football.Morocco, the second choice as hosts after Kenya were ditched for falling behind with preparations, meet 2016 semi-finalists Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania.The other section comprises 2011 runners-up Angola, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and Burkina Faso.Morocco’s commercial capital Casablanca, and Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier will stage matches in the 32-fixture tournament.The winning nation will pocket $1.25 million (about one million euros), up from the $750,000 DR Congo received in Kigali.DrawGroup A (Casablanca)Morocco, Guinea, Sudan, MauritaniaGroup B (Marrakech)Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda, NamibiaGroup C (Tangier)Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Equatorial GuineaGroup D (Agadir)Angola, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Burkina FasoNote: matches to be played between January 12 and February 40Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria’s national team, pictured during an international friendly against Argentina on November 14, 2017, were placed in a group with Libya, the only former champions in the CHAN’s 16-team field © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 – Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Rabat Friday.The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers, which Morocco will stage between January 12 and February 4.last_img read more

Bradford City boss keen on FA Cup run

first_imgBradford City manager Phil Parkinson wants his side to continue soaking up the glitz and glamour of The FA Cup by reaching the prestigious Third Round.Parkinson’s League One side beat Conference club Halifax 2-1 on Sunday in a frenetic Cup clash.It was the second time Parkinson’s men had shone in the limelight after beating Leeds in the Capital One Cup back in August and he hopes the run of success continues to the Third Round when the Premier League giants come into the equation.“We couldn’t have asked for a better occasion for the First Round of The FA Cup,” Parkinson said after the win.“We knew it had been billed as Halifax’s biggest game since they came out of the Football League and they played with a really competitive element  and they deserve credit for that.“It was a terrific Cup tie and credit to our supporters who stayed right behind us, even when we were 1-0 down.“I’m pleased we’re in the hat and financially it means a lot for us, we’ve had the glamour of the Leeds tie and been on TV twice and we have the prize money and getting in The Third Round opens up a lot of opportunities.Halifax looked on course for a shock when Lois Maynard put the home side ahead but substitute Billy Clarke came on to create two goals for Jon Stead and Filipe Morais.“Billy did great when he came on and all credit to him because when you are not in the team you have to let your work on the pitch do the talking when you get on the pitch,” Parkinson said.“It probably made great viewing for the TV viewers because it was a traditional English FA Cup tie with two honest teams and we are just pleased we have come through.“It’s just good to be in the draw for Monday and hopefully we can get in that Third Round it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated days in football.“Everyone wants to be a part of it and we are now one step away from it, we have given ourselves a chance and when that game comes we will do everything we can to be a part of it.” 1 Bradford’s players face Halifax last_img read more

‘Arsenal fans are RIGHT to be angry. When WILL we win the league?’ – Alan Smith

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith has told talkSPORT it will be difficult for Arsene Wenger to stay at the club if the mood within the Gunners camp doesn’t begin to improve – and soon.Supporters staged a mass protest by staying away from Thursday night’s Premier League clash at home to West Brom.TV cameras showed noticeable areas of empty seats inside the 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium, where Alexis Sanchez scored a brace to seal a much-needed 2-0 win.Reports in the build-up to the game claimed as many as 2,500 season ticket holders had returned their tickets for resale, in protest of their side’s collapsed league title bid.Manager Wenger issued a plea to fans following the game, calling for them to support their team and ‘see quality football’ in their last remaining games of the campaign.But Smith, who scored over 100 goals in a Gunners shirt, understands the supporters’ plight, and suggests they could eventually force Wenger to leave the club. “You can understand their frustration,” Smith told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It looked like this was their year. They were in a fantastic position. With Chelsea and Man United out of the picture, it all looked set up for the Arsenal and the fact it has fallen flat in this way, it’s just so disappointing it’s untrue.“You can understand the fans, they probably look at it now and think, ‘when are we going to win the league?’“You’ve got Chelsea with a new manager, Man City with Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp’s doing well at Liverpool and Man United might have a new manager.“There’s going to be optimism and excitement at those clubs, but if things carry on in the way that they are, that is not going to be the case at Arsenal. It’s going to be very flat there.“The fans will decide. If it carries on like this and the mood gets worse, it will be very hard for Arsene Wenger to stay there, I think.” 1 Arsenal fans displayed their frustration with the team during Thursday’s clash with West Brom last_img read more

Some Liverpool fans tear into Adam Lallana’s first-half display against Red Star

first_img RANKED 2 Any chance we can leave Studge and Lallana at customs in Serbia? Useless— David Bannerman (@daveybanners) November 6, 2018 MONEY It’s been a pretty disastrous first-half display from Liverpool in their Champions League match at Red Star Belgrade.Jurgen Klopp’s men are 2-0 down thanks to a brace from Milan Pavkov in a game where the Premier League side look very vulnerable. Lallana has caught the eye for all the wrong reasons REVEALED Lallana not enough for me. Just doesn’t have it anymore. Sad because I am a massive Lallana supporter. I think he’s a good lad with good qualities. He’s just not a fit given the dynamic aspect of the front 3. He’s methodical and precise. Our engine runs on pace and quick touches— LFC Nebraska (@LFC_Nebraska) November 6, 2018 lallana lost his pace since his injuries, sad but he’s pretty much finished— Aufa (@mhdaufa) November 6, 2018 Kopites are understandably very down in the dumps about the performance so far and at the centre of their criticism has been Adam Lallana.The midfielder was handed a rare start for the game and has failed to make the most of his run-out.Below you can see some of the best anti-Lallana tweets from these Liverpool fans. Not sure why everyone is surprised. We have been pretty awful all season, just grinding out results. Lallana should not be anywhere near any Liverpool team. Milner started the season well, but has been really poor since coming back from injury— LFC_fan08 (@LFC_fan08) November 6, 2018 Lallana was like a new signing, sadly a Roy Hodgeson new signing.— Lewis Bryant (@Lewis31m) November 6, 2018 What does any manager, pundit or anyone ever see in Adam Lallana. Such a bad bad player— Kealan Kelly (@kealyk3) November 6, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Liverpool have been a shadow of the team they have been this season no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Get Keita on right now, take lallana off— ᵗᵒᵐ (@toble346) November 6, 2018 BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow 2 Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

Menudo Festival to return on weekend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 And last year, at least one council member criticized the festival as appearing to be nothing more than a three-day party that failed to even educate residents of the Mexican origins of menudo, a stew made of hominy and cow intestines. “I hope we are improving. We will wait and see,” said Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre, a critic of previous festivals. Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 rachel.uranga@dailynews.com IF YOU GO San Fernando’s seventh annual Menudo Festival and carnival will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and noon-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Celis Street between San Fernando Mission Road and Brand Boulevard. Admission is free. The menudo cook-off is set for Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – Despite efforts last year to cancel the city’s Menudo Festival, this year’s three-day celebration is slated to begin today, and sponsors say they expect more visitors than ever. And while the budget remains the same as last year – about $53,000 – the city for the first time is expecting to break even. Officials hired a sponsorship consultant, which signed big names such as Coca-Cola, and rides were added to the carnival. “For once, we think we can achieve to break even and cover our city cost,” said Dan Labrado, city director of recreation and community services. For years the city hoped that the Menudo Festival – the brainchild of City Councilman Jose Hernandez – would put the small, mostly Latino city of 23,000 on the map, bringing dollars from the surrounding communities. But every year, the festival lost money. last_img read more

€80K grant for new Falcarragh Community Centre

first_imgDonegal TD and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands Joe McHugh has announced €80,500 grant to complete a new community centre in Falcarragh.The Government Chief Whip travelled to the town to meet those involved in the project and to see how work has developed in recent years.“I want to pay tribute to everyone involved in this project in An Fhál Charrach and their ambitions to revive the town and rebuild community spirit,” Mr McHugh said. “Many years of effort have gone into this work and the support that I have secured from Government is worth somewhere in the region of €700,000 to the Gaeltacht community.“The people of an Fhál Charrach can now look forward to using the new centre and the pitch that was funded by almost €100,000 of a Sports Capital grant.“Focusing on the needs of a community by developing a centre like this brings people together. It gives them roots in their town and it will long be seen as one of the most practical ways a Gaeltacht community can come together to safeguard the Irish language for the next generation.“The implementation of the language planning process, which will begin shortly in this area, means that a facility like this will be even more important.” During his first term as Gaeltacht Minister, McHugh sanctioned €31,600 in funding towards hiring advisors for the construction of the proposed new centre.Choiste Forbartha an Fháil Charrach also got €97,500 from the Sports Capital Grant for the development of a football pitch.The community centre is about 725 square metres on the site of the Halla Niomh Fhionáin includes a main hall with stage and seating for 400 people, a childcare centre, multi-purpose rooms and catering facilties as well as accessible toilets and changing facilities.ends€80K grant for new Falcarragh Community Centre was last modified: May 18th, 2018 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:donegalFalcarragh Community CentregrantJoe McHughlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 6, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-6-17Heavy rains will be exiting the state through the first half of the day today. We can see an additional half to 1” or more over central and eastern parts of Ohio this morning, but by noon, we should be done with rain in almost all areas. Clouds will try and break for sun in western parts of the state already before midday, but will take longer to break in the east. Overall, today will begin a transition to a pattern dramatically different to the warm temps and heavy rains we have seen over the past 24-36 hours.Tomorrow, we continue to see temps pull back a bit more, and we should see more sunshine. In fact, temps continue to stair step down into midweek, when we hit a below normal level that we find ourselves staying at through the rest of the week. The good news is that we should see sunshine dominate too, right on through the weekend, and we have a nice, dry weather pattern setting up for the week. Clouds will increase late Sunday afternoon through the overnight into next Monday, but we do not think there is much of a precipitation threat at this time. That seems to get wrung out a little farther to the west, over Indiana.Mostly dry Monday and Tuesday. We see a warm frontal boundary bringing some rains in to northern Ohio around the 15th. These rains do not look overly impressive at this time, but may yield a few hundredths to .2”. Coverage will be 40% of area from US 30 northward, although clouds will cover nearly all of the state. This will be the first part of a significant storm complex that should move in as we move forward into the extended forecast window. The cold front associated with this system will finally push in around the 17th and 18th, and may bring half to 1” rains to 80% of the state.Temps are on the way down this week, but will stabilize for the second half of the week and weekend at normal to below normal levels. They should stay in that general zone through next week, but we will see temps start to climb at the end of the 10 day period and through at least the first part of the 11-16 day forecast window, as that next strong circulation slowly moves in.last_img read more

Get Your Head In The Cloud At VentureBeat’s CloudBeat 2013 Conference

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