British Ambassador to Lecture at UL on Chevening Scholarships

first_imgThe British Ambassador to Liberia, David Belgrove, will give a lecture on the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Capitol Hill campus of the University of Liberia. The program offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application, and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK. Ambassador Belgrove joined the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1982 and has served in the Czech Republic, Kuwait, India, Canada, Afghanistan, Liberia and Sudan. Students of the University of Liberia, as well as members of the faculty and others, are encouraged to attend this event.The event will be moderated by Atty. Norris Tweah, Vice President for UL Relations, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Farmar, Vujacic battle for backup minutes

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford STAFF WRITER Jordan Farmar stepped behind the 3-point line and launched jump shot after jump shot Saturday at the University of Hawaii. He shot from the corner, from the wing and from straight away, making far more than his missed. Then it was Farmar’s turn to rebound and Sasha Vujacic began to shoot. When Vujacic was finished, he rebounded while rookie Javaris Crittenton took his shots. Guard play has been pivotal for the Lakers, who struggled to fill the void created when Fisher signed with the Golden State Warriors after the tumultuous 2003-04 season. Neither Chucky Atkins nor Smush Parker proved to be a suitable replacement. Naturally, Farmar believes he is the man for the job after averaging 4.4 points and 1.9 assists in 15.1 minutes as a rookie last season. “There’s no substitute for experience,” Farmar said. “I’m a completely different player than I was last year. I’m no longer playing to impress the coaches. I’m meant to be here.” Reading is fundamental Jackson left reporters waiting awhile as he read through the daily press clippings. He said he was curious to learn what Turiaf and Walton had to say about his plan to move Turiaf to the starting five and Walton to the bench. “I had to see the response of some of my players to what you guys wrote,” Jackson said, breaking into a grin. “I usually don’t do that, so I come in here like a blind pig and I don’t have a chance. Compliance is what I’m looking for from the players.” Injuries, injuries, injuries Bryant didn’t participate in the first of two practices because of a sore right knee. Brown and Mihm sat out as they continued their slow recoveries from their offseason surgeries. Walton also did not practice because of a strained right hamstring. “Some of it is just preventative,” Jackson said, “but some of it is the two-a-days and the attrition from it.” Around the league Warriors: Golden State guard Monta Ellis was released from the hospital after injuring his neck in practice and sat out Saturday’s workout in La’ie, Hawaii. He left Castle Hospital in Kailua on Friday night on his own accord with what the team said was a neck sprain. Ellis underwent a battery of tests, including an MRI exam and CT scan, and all were normal. He hit his head on teammate Brandan Wright’s hip as he was driving toward the basket. He lay face down for 20 minutes, showing only slight movement before he was carried off the court on a stretcher. Celtics: Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 16 rebounds in his Celtics debut, and Boston ruined Andrea Bargnani’s homecoming in Rome with an 89-85 preseason victory over the Toronto Raptors. Paul Pierce added 21 points for Boston, while Ray Allen had an off night with only 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting. The Associated Press contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The three young Lakers guards tried to win bragging rights in a shooting drill while also attempting to win the third guard spot behind Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. It’s a significant role since the 33-year-old Fisher doesn’t figure to play as many minutes as he did during his first stint with the Lakers. Fisher and Bryant hardly ever seemed to leave the floor while leading the team to three straight NBA titles to start the decade. The difference between then and now is not lost on Farmar, a second-year player from UCLA. “I want to push him every day, and it’s the same with Javaris,” Farmar said when asked about battling for Fisher’s leftover minutes. “(Crittenton) is learning every day, trying to push us both. I think it’s only going to make us a better team.” Backup point guard was one of two job openings going into training camp, but then Coach Phil Jackson added a third Friday when he said he was considering starting Ronny Turiaf ahead of Luke Walton at power forward. last_img read more

‘NO END IN SIGHT FOR DONEGAL’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE’ – PRINGLE

first_imgMinister Joan Burton ruled out any commitment to restore Jobseekers’ for those under 26, following a Dail question by Deputy Thomas Pringle on youth unemployment.Deputy PringleThe Minister stated that any change to the reduced rates of jobseeker’s allowance for people under 26 would involve a significant cost and as such is a matter for Government to consider in a budgetary context.Reduced Jobseekers’ rates for those under 26 years of age were first introduced in 2009 and further extended in 2014 by the current Government. Reacting to the news, Deputy Pringle said ‘There are currently around 2,400 young people unemployed in Donegal and that hasn’t changed much over the past year since the reduced rate was introduced. That’s unacceptably high after five years of the Government’s term in office’ says Pringle.‘The reduced Jobseekers’ rate and the string of job activation measures were meant to target youth unemployment but failed to acknowledge the reality for young jobseekers. They fail to consider the double disadvantage for young jobseekers in Donegal: less available jobs and higher costs associated with upskilling such as travel and expenses.’‘It’s a common complaint I hear from parents in Donegal who struggle to financially support their children who are unable to find jobs even years after they’ve graduated from college.‘It’s time that Donegal got a targeted response from the Government to its stubbornly high youth unemployment rate especially now that the Government failed to deliver on its Youth Guarantee promise in this year’s Budget.” ‘NO END IN SIGHT FOR DONEGAL’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE’ – PRINGLE was last modified: November 23rd, 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)last_img read more