UN Women Donates Vehicle to Gender Ministry

first_imgUnited Nation Women (UN Women) yesterday donated a vehicle to the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection under the joint program on accelerating progress.The program gears toward the economic empowerment of rural women across the country.At the turnover ceremony in the office of Gender Minister, Julia Duncan-Cassell in Monrovia, UN Women Country Representative to Liberia, Awa Ndiaye Seck, said the UN Women remains committed in working with the ministry to ensure that the joint program secures rural women’s livelihood and rights in the context of sustainable development.She explained that the need for technical assistance and logistical support is highly prioritized for UN Women as a lead UN agency in collaboration with the participating UN agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).In the next three years, she said the joint program will focus on strengthening rural women’s economic rights and livelihood with support for government efforts in addressing the socio-economic impact of the deadly Ebola virus on women and girls in targeted counties, including Montserrado.  She said that the UN Women is grateful to the people and the Government of Norway for the initial financial support to accelerate progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women. She added that government’s monitoring of the joint program in collaboration with civil society is crucial for a successful implementation of the exercise.Earlier, Gender Minister Cassell said her ministry remains strategically positioned in responding to the needs of rural women and girls.“The (JP RWEE) comes at a time when our country has been gravely affected by the Ebola virus disease. It is expected that this JP will effectively support current national efforts in responding to the socio-economic impact of the EVD on rural women and girls,” she explained. Madam Cassell reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment for strong monitoring and supervision of JP’s activities.The joint program is being simultaneously implemented in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda where it is expected to generate synergies that will capitalize on more lasting and wider scale improvements in the livelihoods and rights of rural women.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Traffic Cop dies days after being struck by speeding canter

first_imgThree days after being struck while performing duties at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, a traffic officerDead: Police Constable Kelvin La Fleursuccumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Dead is 25-year-old Kelvin La Fleur, of Demerara Road, Lamaha Springs, Georgetown. At the time of his demise, he was attached to the Providence Police Station.According to reported received, the traffic rank who served at the Kitty and Brickdam Police Stations was in the process of crossing some school children when he was struck by a canter which was overtaking another vehicle.Following the accident, La Fleur sustained injuries to both hands and a broken right leg. He was discharged from hospital but due to persistent pains, he was rushed back to the medical facility on Thursday morning.La Fleur however took his last breath just after noon on Thursday.The former Science Teacher was described as a loving individual who was dedicated to his job and family. La Fleur was also instrumental in planning many activities with the aim of bridging the void between the public and the Police Force.A close friend of the officer stated that “a loved person indeed has gone. He may not be my loved one, but he was loved by many with whom he came into contact”.The driver of the motor vehicle was arrested and is expected to be charged shortly.last_img read more

Huskies good effort not enough in Whitecourt

first_imgThe Huskies put in a valiant effort, but came up short in Whitecourt on Saturday night.After a sensational first 40 minutes, the Huskies trailed the Wolverines by only one goal, scored short-handed by Layne Brown early in the first.The Wolverines pulled away on a series of quick goals in the third, from Elias Lechance (2) and Wayne Quaife.  Late in the third, Brighton Campbell broke Ryan Demharter’s shutout, in a 4-1 Whitecourt win.- Advertisement -“I thought it was a pretty good effort tonight, especially for the first two periods” said Coach Bob Kalb after the game.  “I think we kind of ran out of gas a little in the third.  Not a bad effort considering the guys we were missing tonight.” The Huskies were playing without a handful of important players, including defencemen Ryan Stickel and Jesse Disher, and Kole Norris and the MacKinnon brothers up front.  “It was pretty tiring” said Brighton Campbell after the game, though he says the Huskies will have plenty left in the tanks for Sunday’s game in Slave Lake.  “Oh yeah, lots left, we’ll take it to ‘em.Click here to listen to a highlights package from Saturday’s game. [asset|aid=2305|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=13504bd2e0abb7616fbab89d1f677880-Huskies vs Whitecourt dec 19 2009_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Catch Sunday’s game live on Moose FM, with an expected start time of 2pm.last_img read more

AVC honoree took dance to new high

first_img“Her students have a compassionate, humanistic relationship with her,” professor Jackie Lott wrote in her nomination of Bingham. “Many want to emulate her achievements after being in her Antelope Valley College classes.” Bingham, a former AVC student who later earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from California Institute of the Arts, danced with small companies in Los Angeles before taking a part-time post teaching dance with the college in the summer of 1987. She became a full-time instructor in 2000. Bingham is credited with building up the college’s dance program, which had only two courses when she started. The college now offers close to 20 courses. Bingham also launched “Dance Dimensions,” an annual showcase that has become part of the Antelope Valley’s cultural landscape. One of the highlights of her career at the college was bringing one of her favorite children’s books, “The Rainbow Goblins,” to life in a production at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. The book, about seven color-eating goblins in a land of rainbows, had been given to her by her father for her children. LANCASTER – Kathy Bingham, an instructor who built up the dance program at Antelope Valley College and then turned her focus to health education, received the college’s highest honor for faculty members Wednesday when she was named Scholar-in-Residence. Bingham’s peers chose her for the annual honor, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who has increased knowledge for a specific discipline, opened insights for students, and demonstrated dedication to innovation and excellence in education. “It’s really wonderful that people notice what I am doing,” Bingham said. “It’s great to be recognized by the faculty and staff.” The designation comes with a $750 honorarium. Each year’s winner makes a presentation to colleagues the following school year. “My husband (Jim) said it’s kind of like being Miss America,” said Bingham, who teaches yoga, health education, women’s health issues and stress management. Bingham choreographed the production. “That was my best work – 6,000 children saw that ballet. I knew it was a success when I looked down on the kids in the audience and they were all still.” As years of dancing began to take its toll, Bingham began shifting her focus onto health. In addition to her courses, last year Bingham organized a health seminar that attracted about 300 people. Bingham hasn’t decided what her presentation will be on, but she has plans for the honorarium. She wants to take a tai chi class.160Want 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

Harrison’s status still up in the air

first_imgFrom news services Indianapolis Colts doctors have told Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison he can play against New England, and he hopes to. Whether he actually makes it on the field is up to Coach Tony Dungy. Harrison missed all three practices this week because of a bruised left knee, and Dungy said Harrison and several others are expected to be game-time decisions for the contest between the NFL’s final two unbeaten teams. Asked whether he intended to stay on the job, a steely-eyed Reid delivered a stern, one-word answer: “Yes.” At least one of his peers thought that may not be the best approach. “If that situation comes up in anybody’s family, I would think you would have to take a hard look at taking time off, of doing something to try and salvage the thing,” said Reid’s longtime friend and mentor, Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren. Reid took a five-week absence earlier this year. At his news conference, he said more about his sons’ legal problems than he had previously. “I know this is a big story for everybody and I respect that,” Reid said. “On the other hand, I can’t go into questioning on it at this time. “However, as parents we have huge concerns for our two boys. This has been a battle we have dealt with here for a few years and I’m sure we’ll continue to address the situation. … Our prayers are obviously with the boys, for their future, and to make sure things work out, where they can live a normal life down the road.” Friday was the day Adam “Pacman” Jones was to tell Commissioner Roger Goodell he’s done enough to end his season-long suspension. However, whether the suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback actually met with Goodell in his office was unclear. The NFL declined comment, as did both of Jones’ lawyers. Messages left with the union, which had been scheduled to have a representative at the meeting, weren’t immediately returned. Reid defiant Mystery meeting Around the league Jets: Receiver Laveranues Coles was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Washington because of a concussion, jeopardizing a 104-game streak in which he has started every game since 2001. Panthers: David Carr is likely to start at quarterback at Tennessee on Sunday after Vinny Testaverde missed a third straight practice with a right Achilles’ tendon injury. … Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins was fined $7,500 by the NFL for a late hit on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. Vikings: Cornerback Antoine Winfield was listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury. Titans: Running back LenDale White sat out practice because of a toe problem, but Coach Jeff Fisher said he should be available for Sunday’s game against Carolina.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Our dilemma is that the doctors thought if he (Harrison) plays, he could have continued issues with it,” Dungy said Friday. “If we give him another week off, he probably would not have the same issues down the stretch. But he wants to play.” Harrison hurt his knee against Denver on Sept. 30. He has missed two more games and was put on a play count that limited to about only half of the Colts’ plays at Jacksonville on Oct. 22. If Harrison plays against New England (8-0), Dungy said the receiver, listed as questionable, would likely again be on a play count because of soreness. Andy Reid is digging in. The Philadelphia Eagles coach insisted he will not resign a day after a judge sentenced Reid’s two sons to prison and likened his home to a “drug emporium.” last_img read more

Finn Harps’ back-logged schedule now clarified

first_imgFinn Harps’ fixtures for the coming weeks have been further clarified.A number of recent cancellations has meant a rescheduling of games.The recently abandoned Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps game will take place on Tuesday, September 27th at the Showgrounds with kick-off at 7.45pm and the away game with Galway United will take place on Saturday October 1st at 7pm. Harps upcoming fixtures are now as follows:September 12th, 7.45pm, Dundalk v Finn Harps (Provisional, if UCD v Dundalk is not a draw)September 16th, 8pm, Finn Harps v Longford TownSeptember 19th, 8pm, Finn Harps v Cork City September 23rd, 8pm, Finn Harps v Saint Patrick’s AthleticSeptember 27th, 7.45pm, Sligo Rovers v Finn HarpsOctober 1st, 7pm, Galway United v Finn HarpsFinn Harps’ back-logged schedule now clarified was last modified: September 7th, 2016 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:finn harpsGamesSchedulelast_img read more


first_imgHE’S probably the most popular radio presenter in the North West.And tonight iRadio’s Dave O’Connor is the special guest DJ at the Kildarragh Fair.He takes to the stage just after midnight in the Marquee – after a day of fun-filled events. The popular breakfast show presenter – famous for his on-air wind-ups – is set to attract hundreds of fans to tonight’s gig. iRADIO’S DAVE O’CONNOR FOR KILDARRAGH FAIR GIG TONIGHT was last modified: August 10th, 2013 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:dave o’connoriRADIOlast_img read more


first_imgBEO has a brand new website and is launching two exciting competitions, with a prize fund of €16,000 to celebrate.September 2013 see the much needed revamping of www.beoireland.com. The website was originally designed by BEO students 3 years ago and it was decided this year with the growth of COMÓRTAS BEO and the introduction of COMÓRTAS AMHRANAÍOCHT NUACHUMATHA that beoireland needed expanding.BEO was founded by students from Coláiste Ailigh in 2009. They were quickly joined by neighbouring schools Loreto Convent, St Eunans College and Errigal College in an effort to raise awareness of emerging Irish musicians, social issues and improve the image of “Gaeilge” in local schools.BEO’s involvement in an NDRC hosted competition over 6 weeks in 2010 resulted in the student led development of www.beoireland.com and COMÓRTAS BEO our own National BEO competition backed by the Donegal NTB, Donegal County Council, Dessie Larkin agus Foras na Gaeilge.Since its start, more than 30 schools have participated in Comórtas BEO with winner Bridgetown Community School, Co Wexford in 2012 and Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick in 2013.Finalists were asked to make a presentation to some celebrity judges outlining why their school hosted the best school based concert in Ireland. These were, Jackie Hayden former deputy editor of Hotpress, well respected author of many music related books but perhaps is best known for the person who first signed U2, Paddy Mc Kenna musician and 2FM presenter, Mary O Hagan who is the senior Producer of the Matt Cooper show on Today FM, Cian Mc Carthy musician and Radio na Life presenter, Brian Fisher of Practice Makes Perfect Event and The Nerve Centre in Derry, Deaglan Mac Eamharcaigh In Their Thousands and Caitlín Uí Chochlainn Cultural Officer Donegal County Council.BEO has grown each year and in 2014 aims to increase participation in Comórtas BEO to 50 schools nationally (North and South).A team is being prepared to visit 30 schools throughout the country. If you feel that your school is in a position to learn more please contact us ASAP as we have only a small number of spaces left on the calander. September 2013 sees www.beoireland.com get an overhaul with help from Foras na Gaeilge. The new website is more users friendly and takes on a darker look. All at BEO are very excited to see how it is perceived by the public.Comórtas BEO 2013/14 will be launched in Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick on October 4 (Eurovision style) with 70 Letterkenny based students travelling south to the event. The following day a presentation will be made as a part of FÉILTE, World Teachers Day hosted by The Teaching Council in Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.2013 also see Bliain na Gaeilge and we are also hosting another national competition in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta with a first prize of €3,000 for the writing and preforming of an original song in the Irish language. This competition is open to teenagers in schools and clubs all over the country. The final of this competition will be held during the Oireachtas 31st October in Killarney. Tuilleadh eolas ag www.beoireland.comBEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16,000 PRIZE FUND! was last modified: September 13th, 2013 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:000 PRIZE FUND!BEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16last_img read more


first_imgA list of grit locations have been unveiled across the general Finn Valley area in the event of forecasted snowfalls. Cllr Patrick McGowan has been informed the grit hills have been placed at the following locations to assist local communities if they wish to place grit at Hills or along stretches of roads that are not on the Council’s official gritting programme.These locations will be kept stocked by the Roads Office. (1) Brockagh Village (Fintown Road at Speed Limit Signs, close to Mr. Francie Coyle’s House).(2) Glenmore Picnic Area, Welchtown.(3) Drumkeen Village (beside Mr. Jimmy Gallagher’s Garage)(4) Convoy (Adjacent to Ballyboe Bridge at Turn off to Ballentine’s Quarry). (5) Stranorlar Town (at Car Park on Letterkenny Road adjacent to Gibson’s Farm Shop).(6) Crossroads Village (At Resource Centre across from McCreary’s Hardware Shop)(7) Castlefin (at CPI Yard)(8) St. Johnston Village (Outside Tullyowen Roads Depot Gate)(9) Raphoe Town (On Convoy Road near Speed Limit Signs at Old Chip Depot) (10) Ballindrait Village (Above St. Patrick’s Terrace)(11) Lifford Town (At Machinery Yard Car Park, Lifford.)(12) Donneyloop (In Church Car Park)GRITTING HEAPS LOCATED ACROSS FINN VALLEY IN EVENT OF FORECASTED SNOW was last modified: January 27th, 2015 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:cllr patrick McGowandonegalfinn valleysnowlast_img read more

Gadies and Lentlemen golf tournament officially launched

first_img Tags: Gadies and Lentlemen golf tournament 2018 The 7th edition of the Gadies and Lentlemen golf tournament was launched on Tuesday (Photo by Agencies)Gadies and Lentlemen TournamentSaturday, 23rd JuneUganda Golf Club, Kampala Tee off time: 06:00 AMStable Ford Full HandicapThe seventh Gadies and Lentlemen golf tournament was officially launched at the Uganda golf club in Kampala.The unique tournament that sees male golfers draw like females and their counter-parts like wise will tee off on Saturday.It will take place at the lavish par 72 Uganda Hold club along Kitante road.Addressing journalists at the launch, Anne Abeja, the Lady Captain of the Uganda Golf club expressed gratitude upon the increased number of partners on board.“I am overwhelmed that the seventh edition of the Gadies and Lentlemen tournament returns this Saturday, said Abeja.“I applaud the sponsors and partners on board and we look upon a great championship.“Ladies will dress as men and men will put on ladies’ attires and of course the tee off remains at the opposite tee boxes.Abeja envisages the tournament as a rich plat form for the golfers as well to polish their golfing skills.“The tournament has great significance to the golfers by testing their endurance, agility, stamina, creativity and resilience, continued Abeja.Anna Abeja in action recentlyA record number of golfers (200) are expected to take part in this Stable Ford full handicap tournament.Some of the golfers who had registered by Wednesday include Member of Parliament for Arua county, Hon. Odonga Otto.There will be a total of 26 prizes to be given out to the respective handicap top performers in their groups, A,B and C for either gender.Besides the group winners, there is a special prize for the overall winner as well as the side bets (longest drive and nearest to the pin contest).Golfers should anticipate the best conditions of the city located golfing facility given a balance of rains and the sun throughout the week.Anita Patricia Katusiime, the human resource manager at Job Connect is eager for successful tournament.“As Job Connect, we are privileged to join the bandwagon of partners at the Gadies and Lentlemen tournament, said Katusime.“We expect a successful tournament.At least 200 golfers shall take part in the day long championship with a colourful prize giving ceremony planned to wind the day on style.There will be a special prize for best dressed golfer who will rhyme to the expectations and conditions set, as well as the guest winner.In the rest of the golfing world, the Gadies and Lentlemen tournament has been held for now 30 years.Last year, Martha Babirye and John Karionji won the overall men and women titles.Comments last_img read more