GVL Scholarship Students Arrive

first_imgSeven students who received engineering scholarships from Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) have arrived in the country from Indonesia.The students were given a warm welcome by officials of GVL Tuesday, April 29, at the company’s main office in Monrovia.Speaking at the occasion, the manager for career and education programs at GVL, Jean Hannah Thompson, said that the students have returned for a short break after going through six months of studies in Indonesia.According to Madam Thompson, the students were given the opportunity last year to undergo advanced training in engineering.“We are pleased to welcome you back to Liberia from your brief period of studies. Since you obtained the opportunity to learn in Indonesia, we have received positive responses on your studies from our partners. We did not make any mistake in selecting the seven of you,” she proudly informed the students.She said while the students are in Liberia, they are expected to visit Grand Kru County to educate other Liberian students on the importance of career education.Responding on behalf of his fellow scholarship beneficiaries, Joseph G. Garwor, said they were gratified for the opportunity created by GVL to acquire skills.“We can assure GVL and the Liberian people that we are serious to acquire knowledge and eventually return home and help our country. We feel we are capable to adequately perform all we have learnt thanks to the level of studiousness we demonstrated while still in training,” he said.He said that with the introduction of oil palm in Liberia, the lives of rural citizens will eventually be improved.“GVL’s investment in the country should be welcomed by every citizen. Considering what have seen in Indonesia, “GVL” truly means business. Oil palm concession has the propensity to create employment for many, thus boosting the economy,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL TEACHER TO GET HER FIRST TASTE OF LITERARY LIFE

first_imgA former Donegal school teacher is to launch her first ever book Anne Gallagher (formerly Kilmacrennan National School) living in Church Hill and hails from Carrigart, has written & published her first book “Mary of Mevagh”.Anne has extend an invitation to everyone to the launch of her book this Thursday night 16th August at 8pm in the Beach Hotel Downings. As well as launching her book she has organised music & dancing, it promises to be a great night.Anne will donate all of the proceeds of her book to the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association.A Sneak Preview  of Mary of MevaghMary was born and grew up in one of the most beautiful scenic parishes in Ireland. She received a calling in her early twenties to improve the health and well being of the mothers and children of the parish. She travelled from Mulroy Pier to Glasgow where she trained as a midwife. She returned home and was appointed to her native parish as one of the first midwives in Ireland.As she travelled mainly by foot she was a familiar sight. Everyone knew Mary Boyde and likewise she could greet every person by his for her first name. She uplifted the spirits of all those she nursed being sometimes absent from her home by weeks.Lest she and others who cared for the people of the Parish of Mevagh in the first half of the last century be forgotton let’s remember them with love.DONEGAL TEACHER TO GET HER FIRST TASTE OF LITERARY LIFE was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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) Tags:ANN GALLAGHERBOOK LAUNCHEDMARY OF MEVAGHlast_img read more

State of Public Emergency Declared in St. Catherine North Police Division

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has declared a State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North Police Division effective Sunday (March 18).A joint Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)/Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) team was deployed to the area this morning to undertake enhanced security measures for an initial 14 days, in accordance with the Emergency Powers Act.Addressing a press conference at Jamaica House on Sunday, Mr. Holness noted that this decision is necessary as crime and violence, particularly murders, have been escalating in that police division.The area has recorded 49 murders since the start of the year, due mainly to gang activity.“Under these enhanced security measures, the security forces will have extraordinary powers and some (citizens’) rights will be suspended,” the Prime Minister said.He advised that the security forces will have the power to search; detain persons without a warrant; and curtail the operating hours of businesses as well as access to venues.Additionally, all persons using roads leading into and out of St. Catherine North and their vehicles will be subject to search.“In various areas, there will be joint static and mobile patrols. Persons may also be stopped at various checkpoints,” the Prime Minister further indicated.Mr. Holness assured, however, that this does not mean that the security forces use of this authority can be arbitrary or are beyond review.“The security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect and (to) protect the dignity and safety of all Jamaicans,” he emphasized Mr. Holness said the Proclamation under the Emergency Powers Act to bring the enhanced security measures into effect was signed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, and has been gazetted.The State of Public Emergency in St. Catherine North is the second such follow a similar declaration in St. James in January.last_img read more

Why your shoelaces often get loose

first_imgEver wondered what causes your shoelaces to loosen even when you tie them as firmly as possible? It is because while running, the force of a foot striking the ground stretches and then relaxes the knot, a study has showed. As the knot loosens, a second force caused by the swinging leg acts on the ends of the laces, like an invisible hand, which rapidly leads to a failure of the knot in as few as two strides after inertia acts on the laces.The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, may help understand things like DNA that fail under dynamic forces, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”When you talk about knotted structures, if you can start to understand the shoelace, then you can apply it to other things, like DNA or microstructures, that fail under dynamic forces,” said Christopher Daily-Diamond, graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley.Using a slow-motion camera and a series of experiments, the researchers assessed a pair of running shoes that were laced-up and were on a treadmill. They found that shoelace knot failure happens in a matter of seconds, triggered by a complex interaction of forces, as when running, the foot strikes the ground at seven times the force of gravity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn addition, the study showed that some laces might be better than others for tying knots, but the fundamental mechanics causing them to fail is the same.”The interesting thing about this mechanism is that your laces can be fine for a really long time, and it’s not until you get one little bit of motion to cause loosening that starts this avalanche effect leading to knot failure,” said Christine Gregg, graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley.last_img read more