Letter: Keep on Safety Issue

first_imgTo the Editor,First of all, thank you for your fine newspaper! I am a former resident of the Red Bank area and visit often.Secondly, I am so pleased that you are addressing the pedestrian safety issue. I have obser ved that dangerous intersection at Broad & Front Streets – and am hoping that the “Walk” sign will apply to all intersections there – that there will be no right hand turns allowed with the “Walk” sign on.Here in Hyannis, when the “Walk” sign is on, all traffic stops.Maggie Ring BacigalupoHyannis, Massachusettslast_img read more

NCHE Warns ‘Fake, Impersonating Universities’

first_img– Advertisement – Deputy Director for Quality Assurance of NCHE, Rev. J. Andrew Lablah Ahead of the opening of the 2018/2019 academic year, there are reports of a proliferation of tertiary and higher institutions of learning in the country.Against this background, authorities of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) yesterday, September 11, released a list of 38 accredited higher education institutions (HEIs).The Commission therefore warned students of enrolling into “fake or impersonating institutions” that are “illegally operating without permit from the NCHE.”NCHE’s Deputy Director for Quality Assurance Andrew Lablah said that of those accredited institutions, 10 are government or public HEIs, with 19 being faith-based, while nine are privately-owned.Larblah said since 2017, there has been no new accreditation, warning higher education institutions that are operating “illegally to close their doors and seek permit from NCHE before registering students to avoid being embarrassed.”Further, the NCHE has announced that as of October 2018, it will begin to standardize quality assessment, and  institutions that do not meet the minimum standard will be recommended for closure.The NCHE is responsible for regulating, evaluating, accrediting, and establishing institutions of higher learning in the country.The higher education sector plays a pivotal role in the process of developing the country’s economy and supporting the pro-poor goal. The output and impact of the HEIs, both individually and collectively, is central to attaining national and regional economic growth as well as building a fair and compassionate society.“We need to ensure that our institutions offer programs that are sound, relevant and of quality,” Mr. Larblah said.NCHE’s Department of Quality Assurance is responsible to facilitate the establishment of appropriate quality assurance processes within accredited tertiary institutions. It sets the scene for practical guidance through quality assurance within the HEIs. It also provides guidelines for undertaking self-assessments by institutions, to assemble their portfolio in preparation for an external quality audit to institute quality audit procedures that form the basis for quality provision.10 Public Accredited Higher Education Institutions University of Liberia offers various programs including Master’s degree; three others offer diverse programs including Bachelor’s degree. These are the William V.S. Tubman University, Bong County Technical College and Harbel College. Six institutions offer programs that include Associate’s degree. These include Bomi County Community College, Grand Bassa Community College, Nimba County Community College, Lofa County Community College, Grand Gedeh County Community College and Sinoe County Community College.19 Faith-based Higher Education InstitutionsCuttington University; Stella Maris Polytechnic; United Methodist University, and African Methodist Episcopal University. A.M.E. Zion University College; Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary; African Bible College University; Liberia Assemblies of God Bible College; Monrovia Bible College, and the Adventist University of West Africa.Others are Trinity Bible College; Jake Memorial Baptist College; Christian Theological Seminary; Baptist College of Missionary Physician Assistants; Wesleyan College of Liberia; Vision International Christian College of Liberia; Liberia International Christian College; Free Pentecostal College; and Salvation Army Technical Institute.9 Private Higher Accredited InstitutionsStarz College Of Technology; Bluecrest University College; Bushrod Institute of Technology; Smythe Institute of Management and Technology, and St. Clements University College.Others are Leigh-Sherman Community College; Lincoln College of Professional Studies; Liberia Dujar Technical College, and  Licosses.Meanwhile, NCHE has issued a 40-day ultimatum to accredited institutions, that have not paid their annual service fee of US$500 to the Liberia Revenue Authority ( LRA), to do so or else face the consequences.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

County stars are guests as Convoy hold underage presentation night

first_imgRyan McHugh and Katie Herron were the special guests on Friday night at St Mary’s, Convoy underage presentation function.Underage players from Under-6 up to under-12 were presented with the Go Games medals.Under-13 and Under-14 boys were presented with their Shield winner medals. Certificates were presented to the Children who took part in Scor and also players who were part of Donegal Development teams this year. Awards went to Ellie Barton and Meghan Walden Under-14 Donegal team and Aimee Bonner Under-16 as well as Zoe McGlynn, Donegal Minor LadiesWell done to everyone and a special thanks to Ben McMenamin for handing out the prize he won of Carbonyte skins to the children who came out in the drawClub lotto One person with 3 counties. FH AM MH LK. Patsy O Sullivan, Convoy next week lotto €5600.The AGM took place on Thursday 1st December at 7.30 at Clubhouse with the following electedHonorary presidents: Danny Harkin & John McMullanVice Presidents:Fr D McGettigan & Fr S GormanChairman: Oliver PruntyVice Chair: Brendan KellySecretary: TBCAssistant Sec: TBCJoint Treasures: Julia Blake & Emmet PattersonPRO: Mairead BrowneRegistrar: Gabrielle GallagherYouth Dev Officer: Conor McDermottChild Protection Officer: Lorena BarronOifig Na nGaelige: Noelle MulrainHealth & Wellbeing officers: Sarah McLaughlin  & Raymond McNameeC Boards Delegates: B Kelly & O PruntySub Delegate: L.O’KeeffeN.Board Delegate: L.McConalogueLadies Board: G.Gallagher &M.BrowneSub: S .BarnettRest of Committee: L.Prunty, P.McMullan, P.Lynch, L.O’Keeffe, C.Cairns, L.McMullan & M.McCarron CoachesSenior Men: Laurence McMullanReserves: TBCSeniors Ladies: Dermott Foy /Patrick Gallagher, pendingUnderage U 6/U8/U10: Various CoachesU 12 girls: Aine R & Mairead BU 14 girls TbcU 16 C.Gallagher & G .GallagherMinor: tbcU 12: C McDermottU 13 boys: TBCU 14: P.McDaidU15/16: TBCMinor: O Prunty & L.O’KeeffeU 21: O Prunty & L McMullanAs with all post help would be appreciated and if anyone would like to help out with any of the underage teams please let any committee member know. It’s not possible without the helpWe would really like at least two per team with parents maybe volunteering to help out with water etc when they are at the games anyway County stars are guests as Convoy hold underage presentation night was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:convoySt Mary’s Convoylast_img read more

Flu outbreak hits Tampa Bay Bucs ahead of opener vs. 49ers

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — A flu bug is spreading through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the visiting 49ers.Linebacker Devin White, their top draft pick, is the latest to fall ill and he got listed Saturday as questionable for his NFL debut. Mike Evans, the Bucs’ top wide receiver and play maker, also is questionable after not practicing Friday because of his illness.TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is brought down after a …last_img read more

Deere Tracks – Christmas Edition

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What do you get when you mix a Tractor, a Drone and 10″ of Snow? A TWO ACRE MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hopefully Santa will see it when he flies over on Christmas Eve!last_img

Ind vs Eng: Nothing clicked for us, admits Dhoni

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that “nothing has clicked for the team” so far in the Test series against England and they have only played to 60 per cent of their potential.”Nothing has clicked for us in this Test series. We have only managed to perform upto 60 to 65 per cent of our potential. The key to doing well at the highest level is the ability to keep the good balls away and punish the loose deliveries consistently. We didn’t do that,” Dhoni said after they were thrashed by an innings and 242 runs to lose the series and the world number spot at Edgbaston here.Questioned about the worrying factor that the margin of loss is getting bigger and bigger, Dhoni answered, “A loss is a loss. We need to work a lot on both batting and bowling front. Congratulations to England for being the No. 1 side.”As usual Dhoni tried to play down the issue of rankings which he has always done during his interaction with the media.”I have always stressed about playing consistent cricket.Being number 1 or not is not of much importance. But as a unit you need to play consistent cricket. Once you are at the top, it’s like a Cat & Mouse game where other teams are trying to catch up with you. This is the first series that we have lost in last two and half years,” Dhoni stated.Dhoni also sidestepped the raging issue about lack of preparation which may have led to this disaster.advertisement”I never really thought about it. We have tried to utilise whatever opportunities we got.”The skipper felt that although fans expect them to win each and every series, it is not possible practically.Dhoni couldn’t explain the reason why his much-vaunted batting line-up has failed to cross 300-run mark in six innings. But he ruled out that age was a factor with his premier batsmen.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Innovations and Opportunities to Achieve MDG 5: View the Live Stream Today!

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 14, 2010August 17, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Marie Stopes International and EngenderHealth invite you to view a panel discussion entitled, “Innovations and Opportunities to Achieve MDG 5”. Panelists include Pam Barnes (President, EngenderHealth), Michael Holscher (Senior VP, Marie Stopes), Monica Greene (Clinical Director, Marie Stopes) and Wendy Trumbull (Director of International Advocacy, (Population Action International).Join us for this session in the lead-up to the UN General Assembly Special Session. Key opportunities and challenges in scaling up family planning and reproductive health services are explored. View the live streaming video today at 2:30pm EST here.For more information go to www.engenderhealth.orgShare this:last_img read more

12 days agoReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo: Wolves have treated me phenomenally

first_imgReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo: Wolves have treated me phenomenallyby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo is enjoying his loan with Wolves.Vallejo is delighted with the way he’s been treated in the first months of his deal.He told AS: “Since the first day I have been treated phenomenally. I am very comfortable with the team, the coach and the way we play.”I wanted to live this experience. I spoke with Jony and Adama and Real Madrid strongly recommended me to come here. They told me that I would continue to progress. And of course the Wolves bet influenced. Nuno called me and told me about the project. “It was the club that bet most on me.”I have relied heavily on Jony, Adama, Raúl Jiménez … Here we are like a family because we spend a lot of time together in the sports city, we eat together … It shows.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Quebec hydroplane driver dies after crashing during regatta in Brockville Ont

first_imgBROCKVILLE, Ont. — A hydroplane racer from Quebec is dead after a crash on the St. Lawrence river in eastern Ontario.The Hydroplane Racing League says Mathieu Daoust from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., died Sunday during a qualifying event in Brockville.In a statement, they described Daoust as a “true ambassador” of the sport and an experienced driver who had participated since 2011.The league said more details would be revealed in the coming days.According to a biography on the league’s site, Daoust described moving up to the Grand Prix level as his “best moment” in the sport of hydroplane racing, where vehicles reach speeds of up to 225 km/h.He was ranked first in league for the 2019 season, with 194 points.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Brad Sperling hosting Area C roundtable in Charlie Lake on Wednesday evening

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River Regional District Chair and Area ‘C’ Director Brad Sperling will be hosting a roundtable discussion for Regional District residents on Wednesday evening.Anyone in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions on any topic that is the concerns of the Regional District. Wednesday’s round table will be taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Charlie Lake Community Hall. All residents of Area C are invited to attend.last_img