first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, TRUE VALOUR, WINNER:  “Simon told me to keep him covered up, that’s the main thing. If he sees daylight, he gets aggressive, which he was early.  From there, I just tried to find a path and someone to follow. I knew I had won, they (the placing judges) were trying to figure out who was second and third.” TRAINER QUOTESSIMON CALLAGHAN, TRUE VALOUR, WINNER: “He’s such a cool horse he always comes up and shows a big showing. It was nice to get the head bob today.“He had some time off after the Thunder Road stakes (Feb. 9) due to some minor bone bruising and we wanted to give him some time off.  We felt we had him really fit today. He was pretty fresh early, he pulled Drayden early, gave him a perfect ride, he sprint quick to the front and it worked out well. He needs to play his cards where they lay and Drayden certainly did that.“Qatar (Racing Limited) may want to go for the Breeders’ Cup Mile,  it’s here and he’s shown a pretty good affinity for the track as far as his last two races, it will be tougher but they might want to take a shot.”VAL BRINKERHOFF, CO-OWNER, TRAINER RESTRAINEDVENGENCE, SECOND: “I’m tickled to death. He’d been training great, lights out. I kept telling some of these agents that, but I had a heckuva time getting a jock. It worked out, ’cause Martin rode him great. Last time out up at Golden Gate, he didn’t even have to get off a gallop, that’s how easy he won up there. He’s just now coming into himself. He was still aggressive today, but he’s calming down.”NOTES: The winning owners are Qatar Racing Limited.last_img read more

Esther Bacon School of Nursing Graduates 64

first_imgZorzor City in Lofa county about 227 Km from Monrovia was crammed (filled) with excitement over the weekend when 64 students graduated from the Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery (EBSNM).The EBSNM operates on the motto, “Stand for Excellence.”Of the 64 graduates, 33 (one male) are registered midwives (RM), while 31 (18 males) are registered nurses (RN). The well attended ceremony was held in the edifice of the St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 17, 2014 amidst drumming and dancing—led by relatives of the graduates and well-wishers.The occasion was dubbed “historical,” because in the mind of Ms. Harriette N.S. Dolo, the director of the school, this marks the 5th post-war, 3rd registered midwifery (RM), and 1st registered nursing (RN) Commencement Convocations.The EBSNM, according to Ms. Dolo, believes nursing and midwifery are a practice discipline that are both an art and science in which theories and knowledge from nursing, midwifery, and other disciplines are used to assist clients toward maximum health and wellness.“The major concepts are client’s system, environment to health and nursing,” she said.According to her, through this framework, faculty express their commitment to teach student theory, and advanced humanistic and evidenced-based practices, which are focused on health, wellness, and illness of clients system of varying complexity within a rapidly changing healthcare delivery system.The faculty, she confirmed, is made of qualified and highly experienced instructors from accredited nursing schools and universities—who recognized two interrelated aspects of professional practice. These include the art and the science of nursing and midwifery on evidence-based practice.The art of nursing and midwifery involves creativity, intuition, caring and application of nursing and midwifery therapeutic (healing, curative) communication skills and supportive interpersonal processes.“Together, the art and science of nursing and midwifery, EBSNM provides insights for the profession in meeting its mission of providing quality education to students who are expected to provide quality patient care and save the lives of citizens.”Fulfillment of this mission, she said, involves the use of effective teaching skills, evidence-based medicine, which will empower graduates to promote and maintain health and wellness, prevent illness, diagnose and manage actual and potential health problems, facilitate adaptation to health impairments, assist rehabilitation, and maximize the opportunity for dignity in living and dying.Director Dolo: “The faculty supports the need for continuing education in nursing and midwifery as a means of improving the delivery of health care, and knowledge of policies related to health care and as a means of meeting informational needs in rural and underserved areas.”Mission/VisionThe mission of the EBSNM is to among other things; promote the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ by educating students for diverse and changing roles as clinicians and teachers; generating new knowledge for nursing and midwifery practice, and using their expertise in service to humanity.EBSNM aims at providing excellent educational program that empowers midwives and nurses to serve the underserved population and to continue fostering Life-Long learning in their chosen careers.  Earlier in his keynote address, Lofa County Senior Senator, Sumo G. Kupee on the theme, “Education: Share Responsibility in Developing Character Education,” challenged the graduates to put to use their acquired knowledge in line with their respective professional duty.According to Senator Kupee, acquired education, such like in the nursing profession, takes one to a job, “but it is your character education that, to a large extent, occasions your promotions and have you excelled (outshined) in a merit-based environment, which is gradually taking root in our country.”However, Senator Kupee observed that in Liberia, the discipline of nursing and midwifery are faced with immense challenges. Amidst these challenges, he believes that efforts are being concerted by all stakeholders in an attempt to mitigate these challenges.As of the character education, the Lofa Lawmaker informed the graduates that, “one can acquire all the needed education, but with faulty character, it amounts to nothing.”According to him, recorded history from long before the present era emphasizes that education must also develop character, which entails instilling in students and school program participants’ important core, ethical, and civic values such as respect, responsibility, integrity, perseverance, courage, justice and self-discipline.“Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and acts on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for oneself and others.”Upon such values, the Senator said, people formed the attitudes and actions that are hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of society.“Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.”Senator Kupee said, it is time for post-war Liberia to begin vigorously promoting strong character and citizenship among the youths as well as the adults; provide vital leadership support to implement character education.“With the blend of your nursing and midwifery  course education as well as character and education, you are bound to be recorded in your field and discipline as one of the greatest your neighborhood, community, county, nation and by extension the world can, and will benefit from,” he told the graduates to a round of applause.He then implored the graduates to watch their character, behavior, intelligence and level of virtues in their quest to delivering services to all irrespective of societal status.He urged them to be aware that the most of knowledge acquired by them with a default in character and behavior in the discharge of professional duties is nothing less than no or needless knowledge, adding, “Let your knowledge acquired be needed and needful at all times in professionally delivering your services to mankind.”During the occasion, several of the graduates were certificated for various academic and extra-curriculum achievements.  The honorees included the one who dux the school, Duowoi Tarnue, and several other female graduates.  The ceremony brought together, high profile individuals resenting various sectors of the health delivery system. Among them were two representatives from a USAID-funded Rebuilding Basics Health Service (RBHS) as well as those from USAID, World Learning, United Nations Population Fund as well as local officials, parents and well wishers of the graduates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club members impress at Penticton triathlon

first_imgMembers of the Blizzard Bike Club left their mark at the Penticton Ironman triathlon.On Sunday, August 28, a group of Fort St. John residents traveled to Penticton to take place in the 2011 Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon, a 17 hour race involving a 3.8 kilometre swim, a 180 km bike ride and a 42.2 km run.- Advertisement -Barb Polehoykie represented the Blizzard Bike Club quite well in the triathlon, finishing in 8th place in her age class, with an impressive time of 12 hours, 15 minutes and 9 seconds.However, Polehoykie wasn’t the only impressive bike club member. Darrin Guliov completed the event in 12:27:40, Sandy McDonald finished at 12:43:26, Rob Churchill at 13:19:04, Floyd Polehoykie at 15:47:38 and Bob Andrews with a time of 15:52:28.Sandy McDonald was also the group’s fastest swimmer, completing the water stage of the triathlon in a time of 1:07:51. Darren Guliov had the fastest stint on the bike, completing it at 6:02:04 and Barb Polehoykie had the fastest run time, at 4:38:37.For a full list of the triathlon results, please visit the race’s official website.  Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAmber Barrett, Donegal.Milford GAA News:*Donegal U21 Ladies*Well done to Amber Barrett and Niamh Carr who were part of the Donegal U21 Ladies team who qualified for the All Ireland Final by defeating Roscommon 1-10 to 1-9 in Markievicz Park yesterday.Amber scored 1-5 from corner forward while Niamh started corner back. The girls now take on Longford in the final with date and venue to be confirmed. Well done to all involved! *Donegal U14 Ladies*Well done to Claudia Ward, Bronagh Durning, Megan Ryan, Kellyann Buchanan and Maria Afxentiou who were all part of the Donegal U14 team who have qualifed for the All Ireland Final after a 2-11 to 0-13 win over Roscommon in Cavan. The Final against Tipperary will take place on 4th of July in a venue to be confirmed. Well done to all involved!*U14s*CLG BnaG 1-9 Downings 1-14Our U14s played their first home of the season and were beaten by a more clinical Downings side on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-14. In a closely contested game Na Galloglaigh will feel that the missed opportunities at teh start of the second half and towards the end proved costly. An all round good team performance by Na Galloglaigh with Enda McGinley, Bruce McCauley and Jake Doherty standing out on the day.*U12s*Our U12 A’s and B’s got back to winning ways on Wednesday evening against a young Fanad Gaels team.The A team got off to a good start and ran out easy winners, although shooting practice is a must for many of them. Owen McElhinney and Shea McBride were very impressive for the A team. The B team also got on top right from the start and never let the lead slip despite a good comeback from Fanad. Aine Doherty, Lorcan Sweeney, Anthony Curran and the ever improving Lorcan Blaney played well for the B team. Next up for both teams is a trip to Termon next Wednesday.*U8S & U10S*Our U10’s took part in a very well organised blitz last Friday evening in Glenswilly. 20 children represented the club and acquitted themselves very well. Many thanks to all the parents and relations who were there to support the children.There is an U8 Blitz this Saturday 13th June in Milford at 12 noon. We hope to see as many children as possible there on the day. Training continues as normal this Friday evening for U8’s and U10’s. *Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumes training next Monday, 9th March at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw *Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751MILFORD LADIES STAR AMBER BARRETT OUTSTANDING FOR DONEGAL U21’S AS THEY REACH ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: June 16th, 2015 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

IFC calls for private fixed investment

first_img14 May 2008The International Finance Corporation has called for more private investment in South Africa’s infrastructure sector, adding that it was ready to engage with stakeholders to find solutions to the country’s power shortage and increase private investment in health, education and other social infrastructure.“The IFC seeks to expand its advisory services to governments and increase investments in the region’s infrastructure,” said IFC business advisory services vice president Rachel Kyte in a statement this week.“We can add value by lending our expertise to governments in structuring private sector participation in infrastructure projects, and by helping private companies improve their energy efficiency.”Kyte, a leader within the IFC at demonstrating how high standards are good for business and help develop markets, drew attention to the value that companies could create through paying greater attention to environmental and social issues.She emphasised that companies could manage risk better and find new business opportunities related to sustainability by adopting good environmental and social practices.Kyte was recently in South Africa on her first visit to the region in her new capacity as vice president, to review IFC projects and engage stakeholders on ways to improve the climate for private sector investment.She visited Lonmin, one of South Africa’s leading platinum miners, in which the IFC has invested US$150-million to support the miners expansion and $6-million more toward a joint initiative to increase supply opportunities for small and medium enterprises and in community development activities surrounding the company’s mining area.“The IFC has a significant presence in South Africa, through investments in Lonmin and other projects,” she said. “We want to do more with partners to develop sustainable projects that empower local communities and serve previously underserved markets such as small and medium enterprises.”During the 2007 financial year, the IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – committed $1.4-billion to 52 projects across sub-Saharan Africa, $172-million of which went toward infrastructure projects.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

cctext: Too Simple or a Smart Fit for the Small Business Market?

first_imgThe wiki market space has transformed over the past few years, with a number of existing players adding social features to stay competitive and be more fully dimensional for users.But we are starting to wonder how many wiki providers can play in the more established spaces of the market. Perhaps the best potential for emerging vendors is in the small-business market, which is increasingly open to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments. cctext is a new wiki environment. It joins a number of more robust collaborative products that integrate wikis and social Web technologies. Perhaps there is an opening. Many of the early entrants to the market have moved up the ladder by offering a deeper product.For instance, Socialtext started as a wiki provider and now offers social networking, social messaging, weblogs, dashboards and distributed spreadsheets. MindTouch calls itself an open-source collaboration engine for the enterprise and the Web. This trend is an example of how social applications are segmenting. As developers learn to add more pieces of information to their wiki products, the products look more like content management systems than what we have traditionally called wikis. cctext, for its part, is a straightforward wiki that is counting on its speed and UI to give it a jump in the market. .They may be on to something. Customers do complain about speed. A recent tweet about PBWorks expressed this pretty clearly:cctext claims its speed comes from its cloud infrastructure. They use Amazon Web Services. We tested cctext and it does appear to be pretty fast when writing, editing and saving information. cctext allows for media uploads that play in the wiki. We uploaded a video. It worked fine but we could not view it. We used a test account so it may have been unviewable for that reason. Overall, cctext is a pretty clean experience. They have a pretty thorough list of features.All in all, cctext is a wiki that truly is a wiki. It’s a basic tool for small business. Cost is $12 per month. The first 10 users are free. cctext integrates with Google Apps. Pricing is the same for the Google Apps version. Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#saas alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Bhangar agitators warn Trinamool of ‘fitting reply’

first_imgBhangar turns violent again, vehicles torched, bombs hurled  Blaming the TMC for repeated violence in Bhangar, the agitators alleged that the ruling party in the State was “intentionally fuelling violence” as it is losing public support in the area. “Bhangar once again witnessed violence because the TMC is intentionally fuelling violence as it is afraid that it will be wiped out — in Bhangar — in the Panchayat polls,” said Ms. Chowdhury. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with TMC leaders of the district to discuss Thursday’s violence.The agitators further alleged that the despite their repeated appeal the State government refused to sit for a discussion to resolve the issue peacefully and was “covertly supporting miscreants” to break the movement.TMC reactsDenying the allegations, local TMC leader Kaizar Ahmed accused the protesters of “trying to create bloodshed” to continue the agitation. “We were never involved in any kind of violence here. It is the protesters along with outsiders who are trying to create trouble in Bhangar,” he said.Meanwhile, a day after violence erupted in Bhangar, the area remained tense. There was heavy police deployment in the area to prevent any untoward incident. In the afternoon, villagers took out a protest march in the area against the attack. Warning the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of a “fitting reply” if it continues to suppress the Bhangar land agitation, protesters said that they may field candidates in the coming Panchayat elections in the State. The Panchayat poll in West Bengal is expected in the first half of the year.The development comes a day after a procession was taken out by protesters agitating against the setting up a power grid in Bhangar was allegedly attacked by TMC cadres. About five villagers were injured. The TMC leadership has denied the allegation. Bhangar, located in the South 24 Paraganas district, has witnessed several rounds of violence over the last few years.“We will definitely intervene in the Panchayat polls in Bhangar either by fielding candidates or in some other way. But we will not allow the TMC to loot votes and muzzle the people’s voice,” Sarmistha Chowdhury, a prominent leader of the Bhangar movement told journalists on Friday. Ms. Chowdhury is also a central committee member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist-Red Star (CPI-ML-Red Star), which is playing a key role in the movement.Also Readlast_img read more

‘Dead’ ex-Army man reunited with family after 11 long years

first_imgA retired Army man from Kerala feared dead for over a decade was reunited with his family members after being found in a ragged state on the streets of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district last week.The 40-year-old man, who appeared to be mentally unstable, was identified after some locals got suspicious about his activities and alerted the police on July 3.Arms knowledge“He was shouting that he had knowledge about arms and ammunition, including their technical details. This alarmed the residents as movements of Maoists are often reported in Mandla,” said a police officer. Soon, a team from Tilgam police station reached the spot and detained the “suspect”. At the police station, the man once again muttered “I know all about arms and ammunition” in broken Hindi mixed with some Malayalam words. This made the police decide to take the help of a person from Kerala.They approached Sister Mercy of Motinala church and she volunteered to help the police trace the whereabouts of the man. As luck would have it, the vagabond talking to invisible others was identified as Santosh Kumar, an Army man from Signal Corps, last posted in Sikkim in 2006. “In 2007, Santosh’s left eye was injured and he reportedly became mentally ill. He opted for retirement and decided to go back to his home State. However, instead of reaching Kurawein Purple House in Alappuzha district of Kerala, Santosh reached Mandla after wandering the country by train for the last 11 years,” Rakesh Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police, Mandla, said over the phone.Once Mr. Santosh’s identity was established, the Tilgam police made arrangements to tidy up the man who had slept rough for over a decade. New lookIn new clothes and shoes his photos were clicked and exchanged with the Kerala police, which in turn got in touch with Mr. Santosh’s family members who had even conducted his last rites.On July 7, the younger brothers of Mr. Santosh reached Mandla and were elated to see him alive. The ex-Army man recognised his brothers but was unable to remember how he reached Mandla, Mr. Rakesh Singh said, adding that they left for Kerala the same day.Asked if Mr. Santosh remembered his village, Satheesh Kumar, his younger brother, said: “Despite returning to the village after 14 years, Santosh easily recognised our ancestral house. He recognised every family member who came in front of him. Sometimes, we are unable to understand some of his activities. Soon we will consult a doctor about his mental state.”last_img read more