After months of the indefinite closure of the state-owned University of Liberia (UL), the Administration announced few days ago that “normal academic activities” are expected to resume today, Wednesday, January 29.That announcement was the third the UL administration has made in recent times concerning the UL’s reopening; but the first two times, the administration again regretted in press releases that the university could not be reopened.The decision to reopen the institution follows the Board of Trustees’ endorsement of the partial report of the Mediation-Investigation Committee. The committee was set up with reference to the change of the Academic leadership of Dr. Wede Elliott-Brownell as vice president for Academic Affairs/Provost with immediate effect.The Board reached the decision on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The Mediation Investigation Committee comprises of representatives from the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), the National Commission of Higher Education represented by the deputy director-general, Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn, the Association of Liberian Universities, the National Civil Society and the Inter-Religious Council.The UL crisis under review began last November when some of the students staged a series of strike actions that led to the disruption of classes.During that period, the UL Faculty Association (ULFA) issued a statement outlining a number of grievances, particularly the continuation of the leadership of the VPAA/Provost, and announced the “disengagement” of the faculty from further classroom activities until the VPAA resigns.These actions resulted in the closure of the University, thus depriving over the 34,000 students the opportunity to continue their education.Meanwhile, the leadership of ULFA and UL Student Union (ULSU) have been informed about the decision of the Board and have reportedly accepted to go along with the decision by returning to classes today-Wednesday. Meanwhile Dr. Wede Elliott-Brownell, the figure at the center of the ruckus is in the US and was reached for a comment on the matter and announcement of removal as vice president and Provost.Dr. Brownell: “I have not yet received the press release from the University Administration. I believe they are awaiting the reaction of the Visitor to the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. So I have no reaction yet, until we hear from the Visitor.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 17, 2020
Dear Editor,The CCJ has given its ruling that the No-Confidence Motion was valid and Article 106 (6) and (7) ought to take effect. The Court has also ruled that Granger’s unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman was invalid, null and void and as such, that Chairman must resign and a nominee chosen from the list submitted by the Leader of The Opposition. To date, only one aspect of that ruling has been complied with and that is the appointment of a new GECOM Chairman and nothing else. This is unacceptable behaviour where only some aspects of the Constitution is adhered to and others discarded. This is the height of dishonesty and brazen dictatorship by this Granger Government. You cannot cherry-pick when it comes to the law and this is what the leader of this country is promoting.Important sections of Article 106 (6) and (7), which state that the President and his Cabinet shall resign and a date set for general elections, has been sidestepped as the Government continues down a path of lawlessness. Even recent statements by Granger on the matter of his resignation and the setting of a date for elections seem to suggest that he is not prepared to accept nor would he set a date for elections, these actions are a direct violation of the Constitution. This is unacceptable behaviour and such actions cannot be allowed to continue with impunity. The president must be held accountable and must adhere to the rule of law.A point of note here is that this entire process should have been completed by March 21, 2019, instead, the Granger Government has been pussyfooting around ever since and the aforementioned order was never complied with, so, technically, this Government is illegal. Eight months have passed since this order was passed and the Government has not resigned.But these have been the actions of this Administration, that is, showing utter disregard for the Constitution and the tenacious holding on to office, irrespective of the many court rulings. The contempt for the Constitution and the rulings of the court are blatantly obvious coupled with the glaring fact that the Granger cabal wants to hold on to power for all its worth. I would like to tell Granger that the longer you hold Guyana captive, the greater and harder would be your fall come next election.Respectfully,Neil Adams
January 11, 2020
Everyone’s sick of Fred Shuster’s meaningless ramblings – especially Fred Shuster. So, we here at Daily News “Idol” HQ are bringing in two more “Idol” experts for a judging roundtable on tonight’s show – DURING tonight’s show. Join us at 8 and straighten us out with your opinions and thoughts on the competition. We’re waiting for YOU! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 11, 2020
MACKENZIE, B.C. – The Mackenzie RCMP were called out early yesterday morning after getting a report of shots being fired in the 200 block of Crysdale Dr.On July 7, at 4:35 a.m., officers arrived on the scene to learn that two individuals were outside of a residence on Crysdale Drive, when a suspect vehicle pulled up. One of the vehicle’s occupants fired several shots that struck one of the individuals, who was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Mackenzie RCMP called in back up from their counterparts in Prince George. While on route to Mackenzie, the Prince George Police Dog Services Unit spotted the suspect vehicle which was stopped. Three individuals; 2 men and 1 woman were taken into custody without incident.- Advertisement -Police believe this to be a targeted incident as all suspects involved are known to police.
December 29, 2019
It was another haunting finish for the Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team. The Coyotes blew a 12-point halftime lead and fell to Cal State Monterey Bay 80-77 in overtime Friday night at The Kelp Bed in Monterey Bay to fall into a tie for third in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Coyotes (5-7, 4-2) led 71-68 with less than a minute remaining in regulation, when the Otters’ Jay DeMaestri missed a three-pointer to tie it. He got the rebound, then missed another long-distance try. The Coyotes’ James Perkins snagged the loose ball and tried to call a timeout while falling out of bounds, but that timeout wasn’t granted. The Otters (6-9, 3-2) took advantage. Daryl Anderson was fouled by the Coyotes’ Yoseph Yaisrael on a three-pointer and made all three tries to tie the score with seven seconds left. The Coyotes failed to get a quality shot off at the end of regulation. SAN BERNARDINO WOMEN 56, MONTEREY BAY 52:Junior guard Desirae Martinez hit two free throws with 22.8 seconds left and senior point guard Tamara Thomas nailed another to help the Coyotes hang on for the win. The Coyotes were up 53-52 when Martinez stepped to the stripe. After she made two tries, the Otters (2-10, 1-4) missed at their end with Dana Andrews coming up short on a three-pointer and Thomas grabbing the rebound, then getting fouled. The Coyotes (8-5, 2-4) trailed by as many as 16 in a first half that ended with Monterey up 30-22. Cal State shot 21 percent (6-for-28) in the first half and committed 15 turnovers. But the visitors started the second half with a 20-5 run. Junior forward Mariqueta Starling tallied 20 points and nine rebounds. Martinez added 16 points coming off the bench. Sophomore center Krista Herr had 11 points to lead Monterey. 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita DeMaestri took over in overtime, scoring all nine of his team’s points to finish with 31. The Coyotes committed 20 turnovers, including six in overtime, and were outrebounded 49-36. The loss spoiled a strong outing by Curtis Williams, who totaled a career-high 32, with 23 of those in the first half when he drained seven three-pointers. He shot 12-for-21 from the field, including 8-for-15 from the three-point line. Moses Gonzalez chipped in with 13 points. The Otters also got 17 points from the conference’s leading scorer, DeVoughn Lamont, who fouled out with 2:58 left in regulation. The Coyotes will return home for a crucial California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup Friday against local rival Cal Poly Pomona, which takes on added significance after Pomona lost a home game to Chico State for its second conference loss.
December 28, 2019
ENTERTAINMENT: Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol wowed guests with an sensational performance at a lavish wedding ceremony in Derry over the weekend. Wedding guests at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Derry were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.Derry bride Brid McDaid and Edinburgh native Sandy Statham were married in a beautiful sun-kissed ceremony in the grounds of the Co Derry hotel on Sunday. Brid’s bother is musician and singer-songwriter Johnny McDaid who famously collaborated with Ed Sheeran on his smash hit song ‘Photograph’.Both singer-songwriters joined other members of Snow Patrol on stage at the wedding reception of Brid and Sandy to perform a set including Chasing Cars, Tenerife Sea, and a lively cover of Stevie Wonder’s Motown classic ‘Superstition’.Beech Hill Country House Hotel Manager, Conor Donnelly, said: “We enjoyed a wonderful day to celebrate the beautiful garden wedding of the happy couple, Brid and Sandy. “The sun was out in force and so were the stars who wowed the guests with their talent and crowned off what was a fantastic wedding celebration here at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel. The wedding guests were treated to very special performance which was fitting for such a great occasion.”The wedding ceremony of Brid and Sandy took place on the Gazebo in the expansive garden grounds of the Ardmore hotel with music provided by Paul Casey and Helen West.www.beech-hill.comDDTV: Watch Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol wow guests at lavish North-West wedding was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CermoenyEd SheeranLavishNorth-West WeddingSnow PatrolWowed
December 26, 2019
For the Real Madrid star, scoring and breaking records has become almost second nature.However, his penalty in the first half cemented his place as a legend.The 33-year-old became the first man in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments – a run stretching back to the European Championships in 2004.He also became the fourth man in World Cup history to score in four separate World Cup Finals. 2 The Real Madrid star celebrate scoring his second 2 Ronaldo scores from the spot to give Portugal the lead in Sochi Germany legend Miroslav Klose, Brazil striker Pele and West German star Uwe Seeler are the only men in history to have managed the feat.Ronaldo was electric from the first minute of the game in Sochi, winning the penalty which he duly converted for his first goal.The second was tame, stinging the palms of Manchester United keeper David De Gea who inexplicably allowed the ball through his grasp.His third was anything but.Pulling his shorts up to line up a free-kick into the top corner in the final minutes of normal time, the former Manchester United forward struck an absolute beauty into the top corner.He now must ready his troops for a fixture against Morocco on June 20 in the Luzhniki Stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo made history for more than one reason during Portugal’s draw with Spain.The captain scored an incredible hat-trick as Spain secured a 3-3 draw in Fernando Hierro’s first game in charge of La Roja.
December 25, 2019
December 24, 2019
An exciting new enterprise development called ‘The Base’, which is the brainchild of representatives of BASICC Ltd is now open for business.Historically the Railway Road was a hive of business activity, particularly from the period of the 1860’s to the 1940’s which connected the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar with other parts of the country.However, seventy-years on the Railway Road has now been put firmly back on the map thanks to this innovative new development. In 2006 a group of innovative, determined and driven individuals came together to form a community company now known as BASICC (Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company) Ltd.The primary objective and aim of BASICC was to address the social, economic and environmental needs the local area required.BASICC identified that an enterprise centre would be crucial to supporting enterprise development and this became a focus for the group.Through extensive work with partners and funders BASICC secured substantial financial support in order to build ‘The BASE’ Enterprise Centre. The project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland [IFI], Donegal County Council, Enterprise Ireland and by the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.Thanks to this new creation, the Railway Road is now a hub of activity again with much to offer.Some of the businesses in the locality are, the Finn Valley Leisure centre, Finn Community Childcare Centre and the new Finn Harps FC stadium which is currently under construction, and now ‘The BASE’.The BASE comprises over 19,000 square foot of prime space on three floors.This space has been thoughtfully designed to enable business development and growth with dedicated hot desk and start-up space, flexible arrangements, offices and units of various sizes, training facilities, Free Wi-Fi in designated areas, free parking, bright communal spaces and a range of meeting rooms. As well as attracting new business to the area ‘The BASE’ will support existing local businesses by working directly with local business owners and managers.Enterprise Centres are a proven means of generating economic growth.Research carried out on behalf of the National Association of Community Enterprise Centres (NACEC) estimates that 1,133 businesses would not have started if their local enterprise centre did not exist (data taken from 76 centres surveyed in July 2013).The BASE is located in the heart of The County, only 20 minutes’ drive from Letterkenny and Donegal Town, and close to a number of key urban centres in Northern Ireland (Derry, 50km, Strabane, 22km and Omagh 45km). The BASE is within walking distance of the Finn Valley Leisure Centre and dedicated childcare facilities.Kieran Doherty, chairperson for Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company (BASICC) told Donegal Daily, “This is a really exciting time for everyone involved, the centre is a great example of what can be achieved when we all work together.“BASICC was formed in 2006 to address the social, economic and environmental needs of the local area.“We identified from a very early stage that an enterprise centre would be crucial to enabling enterprise development and that it was fundamental in providing connectivity to international opportunities.“This became a focus for us and through work with our partners and funders we now have ‘The BASE’ and a new chapter for enterprise development in this area, he concluded.The ethos at The BASE is one of positive change, energy and enthusiasm.Management and Staff are dedicated to working with occupants and users to overcome barriers, identify opportunities and achieve success.If you would like to arrange a tour of The BASE or to find out more contact:Donna Maskery, Enterprise Centre ManagerTel: 087 607 5555Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.thebaseenterprise.ieThe project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland [IFI], Donegal County Council, Enterprise Ireland and by the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.EXCITING NEW ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ‘THE BASE’ IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BASICC LtdBusinessDevelopmentEnterpriseFaeturesnewsPRThe Base
December 20, 2019
Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Get live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 5 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday at 7 p.m. at SAP Center.It’s do-or-die time for the Sharks, who have lost three consecutive games to Vegas and are on the verge of being eliminated in the postseason by the Golden Knights for the second straight season.San Jose couldn’t stop Vegas from …