Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LiVArts), in collaboration with the Accountability Lab, has finally resumed art classes in an effort to reassure its commitment to the development of youth art. At the reopening of the art classes last weekend, Mr. Brooks Marmon, Program Director of Accountability Lab said, “The quest of youth turning their imagination into reality is a big change of attitude towards Liberia’s development plans.” He added that the dream of Liberian youth breaking into mainstream international youth competition has been difficult because of the belief that their talents are of poor quality. “But when you look at a few of our youth pining down their imaginations without the help of digital technology, you see that their talents are exceptional,” he said.More than 15 students between the ages of 10 and 15 from the Kids Power Program were present during the reopening course. The accountability arts class creates a stage were students’ artistic skills can be expanded and improved.Most recently, artworks created by students from the academy were featured in Imago Mundi, a contemporary art publication showcasing Liberian and Sierra Leonean youth art talents and titled: “Liberia and Sierra Leone: The Everyday Struggle”. “We remains committed in promoting your natural talents by celebrating excellence and imagination of your work through publication and programs like these,” Mr. Brooks assured the students.He said further “Accountability Lab has a rich record of nurturing the creative talents of determined students while turning their dreams into reality. Your drawings reflect accountability and show things that you see affecting you in the nation today.”Mr. Brooks also said, “We hope that artworks by these children will have a direct impact on the society because they have depicted a few of the ills in Liberia.”Meanwhile the Executive Director of LiVArts, Leslie Lumeh, said the talents of the students are unique and as future leaders they have a responsibility to develop their talents.“Your determination to improve your arts shows a strong sense of ancestral and cultural identity,” he said. “Your passion for arts will definitely give birth to accountability and transparence among us all,” he added.Mr. Lumeh also said that all forms of arts demonstrate and provoke discussion on critical issues including poverty, sustainable development, gender inequality, governance, and child labor, among others. “LiVArts will remain committed in encouraging the development of your talents and hope you can continue this strength of mind,” he said.The Accountability Art Class, held on the second Saturday of each month, is hosted at the academy’s facilities located on 15th Street & Payne Avenue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Regional Program Officer of the Right To Play (RTP) based in Accra, Ghana has described education as the single most important investment that any nation can make for the wellbeing of its citizens.George Boakye-Yiadom noted that “education is a catalyst for sustainable change” and helps to stimulate economic growth, improve maternal, newborn and child health.He also observed that education deepens the foundation for good governance, stability and democracy and empowers women and girls.Boakye -Yiadom made the statements last Thursday at a one-day national consultation with officials of the Ministry of Education and partners for the RTP for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) held in Monrovia.The program sought to address the educational needs of over two million vulnerable and marginalized children and youth.He indicated that the PAQE Program is a two-year pilot quality education program that is expected to kick off in October in eight countries – Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Pakistan.He explained that the purpose of the consultations is to provide the platform for partners to contribute to the development of a robust and realistic program implementation plan for PAQE.In remarks, Assistant Education Minister Felicia Doe- Somah expressed gratitude that Liberia has been selected to participate in the two-year pilot PAQE program to buttress government’s efforts to improve Liberia’s educational sector.Minister Doe-Somah said the Education Ministry will collaborate with RTP Liberia to successfully implement the program to enhance the learning capacity of Liberian children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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LA MIRADA — Managers at Ocean’s Sports Bar were scheduled to meet Monday afternoon to plan a series of fund-raising events to help the family of a 28-year-old security guard who was shot to death at the establishment on Friday. Reyes Armando Garcia of Pico Rivera was shot just before 10:30 p.m. Friday by one of a group of people who were refused entry into the sports bar because of their gang attire, police said. Garcia left behind a family and several children, sports bar employee Candace Plantier said Monday. Deputy Johnie Jones of the Sheriff’s Department’s Headquarters Bureau said six men with shaved heads had been turned away from the bar where the victim worked. When they started drinking in the bar’s parking lot instead, Garcia told them to leave, Jones said. A fight broke out, and one of the group grabbed gun from a pickup truck and shot Garcia in the chest several times, he said. Garcia was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was declared dead, said sheriffs Lt. Doug Fetteroll of the Norwalk Station. The suspects were seen fleeing in a beige Chevrolet Silverado pickup, Jones said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
League leaders Chelsea travel to champions Manchester City on Sunday, after a disappointing 1-1 Champions League midweek draw against Schalke.The Blues boast something of a psychological advantage having beaten City 1-0 at the Etihad in February. Now they will be looking to open up an early eight-point gap over their strongest title challengers.Even though City could hand Chelsea legend Frank Lampard a league start against the club he represented for 13 years, he will find a formidable foe in replacement Cesc Fabregas, who continued his extraordinary debut season with his first goal for the club in their Champions League opener.Boss Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash, with star striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals in four games, expected to start at the Etihad having begun on the bench against Schalke. Possible Chelsea could line-up: 1 1 Chelsea line-up v Man City GoalkeeperSooner or later the goals Thibaut Courtois keeps conceding will cost him his starting place, but it doesn’t look like happening this weekend. Petr Cech didn’t start against Schalke and probably won’t start here as Courtois pits his wits against the league’s most feared strike force.DefenceAs great as Chelsea’s league start has been the defence has conceded six goals in four matches, which isn’t good enough. They are the team’s weak link, but Gary Cahill and skipper John Terry are still the best central defensive option to keep out Sergio Aguero and co. Filipe Luis on the left should complete the defence. MidfieldWhere free scoring Chelsea would be without the class of Cesc Fabregas is anyone’s guess. The midfield maestro has orchestrated decisive attacks and goals, covered by Nemanja Matic, and will surely relish the chance to play against ex-Arsenal team-mates Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy. Eden Hazard is starting to show flashes of brilliance around the box, pacy World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is due a start and Oscar can slot into a strong midfield set-up.AttackDespite his injury concerns, Diego Costa seems destined to start this game as the Blues look to continue their table-topping form. Didier Drogba missed a good chance and looked off the pace against Schalke and new signing Loic Remy surely isn’t ready to lead the line in the biggest game of Chelsea’s season so far. Mourinho said his star striker can only play one game a week and a rested Costa can enhance his burgeoning reputation with a goal at the Etihad.Chelsea fans, do you agree with this line-up? Comment below…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger bemoaned his side’s wastefulness after a dominant Gunners side suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Man United – a result which marked the Gunners’ worst start to a season in 32 years.With Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal naming a severely under-strength back-five for the trip to north London, it seemed a simple task for the hosts to claim three points.But it was instead a frustrating encounter for Arsenal, who squandered a hosts of opportunities to score and were eventually punished for their profligacy, as a Kieran Gibbs own-goal and Wayne Rooney’s break-away strike sealed a surprising United win.Olivier Giroud did mark his return for injury with a stunning consolation in injury-time, but a consolation is all it proved for a frustrated Wenger, whose side are now 15 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea in eighth place following the defeat.“It’s troubling at the moment, because we cannot get the wins we want and there’s a big discordance between the quality of our game and the points we have,” said the Gunners boss.“It was one of the most one-way traffic games I have played against Manchester United, but they took advantage of our mistakes.“It’s disappointing because we put a lot of energy into the game and there was a lot of quality in our game, but in the end nothing came from it.“We had five very good opportunities in the first-half, but their goalkeeper was the man of the match and we just couldn’t finish. In the final third we just weren’t efficient enough.“Of course, it’s frustrating,” the Frenchman added.“If we had played a bad game and Manchester United were by far the better team, you can say yes [they deserved to win], but today that was not the case.“It was a game we could have won easily.“Now we had to keep faith and our belief because there is a lot of quality in this team, we just need to convert our domination into goals.”
Group E winners Liverpool joined Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in progressing from the group phase, making England the first country to send five teams into the round of 16.It was Liverpool’s second hefty group-stage win after a 7-0 rout of Maribor and erased memories of their previous outing in the competition, when they squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 away to runners-up Sevilla.With Liverpool having plundered 32 goals in their last nine games, few teams will relish the prospect of facing off against Coutinho, Salah, Mane and Firmino in the last 16, the draw for which takes place on Monday.But Klopp will have to do without midfielder Emre Can for the first leg of that tie, after he was booked against Spartak, and victory also came at the cost of an injury to left-back Alberto Moreno.Philipe Coutinho celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Champions League tie while Emre Can looks on. PHOTO/Daily MailA Liverpool team showing five changes from Saturday’s 5-1 romp at Brighton and Hove Albion were 3-0 up inside 18 minutes.Coutinho sparked things off in the fourth minute, the Brazilian rolling a penalty into the bottom-right corner after Georgi Dzhikiya had barged into Salah as they waited for Coutinho’s deep cross to reach them.Liverpool’s second goal, in the 15th minute, was a delight that showcased the ‘Fab Four’ at their clinical best.From Mane’s pass, Salah sent the ball out to Firmino on the right and his selfless square ball allowed Coutinho to tuck away his 50th goal in Liverpool colours.– Milner impact –Spartak’s defending was as desperate as Liverpool’s attacking was dazzling and a clumsy touch by Serdar Tasci opened the door to a third goal.Unable to react quickly enough to Mane’s cross, the German centre-back inadvertently presented the ball on a plate to Firmino, who used the outside of his right foot to steer a shot past Aleksandr Selikhov.Selikhov fielded a deflected shot from Salah, while both Mane and Salah fired shots into the Anfield Road End as the home fans rose from their seats in anticipation of a fourth goal.Sadio Mane celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Champions League tie. PHOTO/Daily MailIt was not all plain sailing for Klopp’s men, however.Can picked up a seventh-minute booking that triggered a one-game ban for sliding in on Ze Luis and Moreno hobbled off just before half-time after jarring his knee as he blocked a shot from Roman Zobnin.James Milner took Moreno’s place and made an immediate impact in the second half, swinging over a cross that was brilliantly volleyed home by Mane at the back post.Three minutes later Coutinho added a fifth, charging onto Milner’s pass and dispatching a shot that found its way past Selikhov via a deflection off Salvatore Bocchetti.Mane made it 6-0 with 14 minutes remaining, hooking in a cross from substitute Daniel Sturridge, before Salah completed a resounding win with a sublime turn followed by a right-foot finish into the top-right corner.Everton, who visit Anfield in Sunday’s derby, were left with plenty of food for thought.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohammed Salah, Philipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino celebrate after taking Liverpool to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. PHOTO/DailyMailLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 7- Philippe Coutinho’s first Liverpool hat-trick propelled Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday that swept the Merseyside club into the Champions League last 16.Sadio Mane scored twice and Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both found the net as Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ emphatically returned the five-time champions to the knockout rounds after a nine-year absence.
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DONEGALDAILYTV: HERE’S another HD video from the Donegal Summer School of Music, this time featuring the orchestra playing a well-known James Bond theme.The orchestra brought together musicians from all over Donegal to Loreto College in Letterkenny for a week-long course.Other videos can be seen on donegaldaily.com and DonegalDailyTV on YouTube. DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC ORCHESTRA PLAY JAMES BOND THEME was last modified: July 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTVDDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC ORCHESTRA PLAY JAMES BOND THEMEdonegaldailytv
Now we’re into July, the return of football is tantalisingly close.Transfers are being made, pre-season tours and friendlies are just starting to take place around the world, and new kits are being released.Add to this, the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League are well under way, and a British team has already been eliminated.We’ve got a good idea how must clubs in the Premier League are going to look, but what about the biggest clubs in Europe?Click the right arrow above to see how the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Juventus might look… 10 10 10 Is this how Borussia Dortmund will look in 2017/18? – As Peter Bosz takes charge, it’s likely Dortmund will adopt a 4-3-3 formation. Is this how AC Milan will look in 2017/18? – There has been a dramatic overhaul at the San Siro this summer and they will look to challenge at the top of the table. 10 Is this how Paris Saint-Germain will look in 2017/18? – There are no big changes for the Parisiens just yet. Is this how Real Madrid will look in 2017/18? – How do you improve on the back-to-back Champions League winners? It’s unlikely there will be huge changes, unless they swoop for Kylian Mbappe. Is this how Bayern Munich will look in 2017/18? – The arrival of Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy could see Carlo Ancelotti change things up in Bavaria. Is this how Roma will look in 2017/18? – Having lost Mohamed Salah, Antonio Rudiger, and Francesco Totti this summer, this XI has had to be tinkered with, but new boys Rick Karsdorp, and Lorenzo Pellegrini are young and hungry to succeed. Is this how Barcelona will look in 2017/18? – No major signings so far, but a new right-back is likely, and Paulinho remains a possibility. 10 10 10 Is this how Inter Milan will look in 2017/18? – While their rivals have spent a huge amount of money on new players, Inter seem to be lagging behind and could still lose Ivan Perisic. Is this how Juventus will look in 2017/18? – Will the arrival of Patrik Schick spell the end of Mario Mandzukic’s first-team run? 10 10 10 Is this how Monaco will look in 2017/18? – If Benjamin Mendy leaves, expect Jorge to step up into the left-back role, while Youri Tielemans will come in for Tiemoue Bakayoko.