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Jan
14

UL Entrance Results Out

first_imgDr. Ophelia I. Weeks, President, University of LiberiaAuthorities of the University of Liberia (UL) yesterday released results for this year’s entrance and placement exams.Of the 8,318 students who wrote the exams, about 1, 778 made passed, while 6, 540 failed, the UL testing and evaluation department is quoted in the Campus Review newspaper, which contained the results released yesterday.On the candidates that passed, the UL said it will enroll them “either on a provisional basis or as full-fledged freshmen.” Shortly after she presented the final results of the exams to the Faculty Senate, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, commended members of the examination committee chaired by Cllr. T. Nagbalee Warner. She also commended members of the Faculty Senate for approving the results.Weeks said in spite of challenges, the UL family worked together and administered the exams free of fraud and leaks, a situation which could have caused some delays in the process.She applauded the prospective freshmen students for the step each of them took to pass the entrance exam to further advance their academic pursuits. This year’s UL entrance and placement exams were written in three areas, including the regular four-year degree programs; the Sinje Technical and Vocational College in Grand Cape Mount County; and the College of General Studies, formally containing Education Programs.The results also indicate that 183 candidates successfully passed the four-year degree granting programs; and of that number, the university will enroll 1,132 on a ‘provisional basis.’ This means the university authorities will not allow the prospective students to carry full 21 credits until they improve on their academic performance.Additionally, in the College of General Studies, 16 candidates made a pass, but the UL says it will admit at least 180 other candidates on a ‘provisional basis.’ This also means, the UL will enroll the candidates, but they will not carry full credit loads until they improve on their respective academic standings. For Sinje Technical and Vocational College, 287 passed, with 56 on a ‘provisional basis.’ “In total,” the UL said, “1, 778 candidates passed the examinations, while 6,540 failed.” Dr. Weeks has meanwhile reminded members of the Faculty Senate that as a matter of policy, candidates are given a grace period of one academic calendar to enroll, or they will forfeit their present entrance results.Meanwhile, Dr. Weeks has challenged any candidate who may have qualms over the results to go to the Testing Center, and to do so at once.She also called on candidates who passed and those on a provisional basis (under condition) to contact the Admissions Office to begin their registration process without delay. The process, she said, will continue up to October 31. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jan
12

Cubans “camping” at CJIA temporary – Min Patterson

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has said the current situation involving Cubans camping out at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is temporary, and is because the airport is under renovation.He is appealing to persons experiencing some inconvenience by the situation to exercise patience when using the CJIA facility.Cubans unloading cargo at the CJIA as they wait for flights“As you know, the airport is under(going) renovation and there are some issues (that would inevitably crop up). We are aware of the situation with the Cubans, and we urge persons to exercise patience as we get things in order,” the minister said in an invited comment.“But, so far, we have not received any reports of any incidents with the Cubans or anyone else; but I assure you that if we receive any report — whether it (involves) Guyanese, Cubans or anyone else — it will be dealt with accordingly,” Patterson added.Guyana Times reported on Friday that, over the past months, several outgoing travellers have complained about their free flow of passage at the CJIA being hampered by Cubans who are using the airport as a camping ground.Cubans camping out at the CJIAOn a daily basis, hundreds of Cubans would line the streets of Georgetown, conversing in their native language as they spend exorbitant amounts of money on clothes to take back to Cuba. The business folks in Georgetown have welcomed that development, reporting that most of their customers are Cubans or Brazilians.Caribbean Airlines recently began offering flights to Cuba, but Cuban nationals have been using chartered flights from Copa Airlines and InselAir to take their cargoes back to their homeland. And because of the volume of goods to be moved and the fact that those foreigners are obliged to stay with their baggage until same has been shipped, the departure section of the airport has temporarily been turned into a camping ground as they await their flights.Minister David PattersonAirport employees have related that the Cubans would arrive with their multiple pieces of luggage several hours before their flights are due — and in some cases the nights before their flights are due — and just camp out in the waiting area. The airport employees have related that this issue has already been raised with management of the CJIA, but very little is being done to address it.CJIA employees relate that the issue is becoming out of hand because the number of Cuban passengers is steadily growing. They relate that sometimes these foreigners would send their baggage ahead while they wait for another flight.When this newscast visited the airport on Wednesday, travellers related their concerns about the situation, and free access to the departure area was obstructed by numerous pieces of luggage lining the area. Security guards were observed trying to police the Cubans, but because of the language barrier, it was proving to be a difficult task for them.last_img read more

Dec
28

St. Vincent de Paul appeals for donations in aid of Greek refugees

first_imgSaint Vincent de Paul have launched an appeal for donations to assist people living in poverty at Greek refugee camps. They are looking for various clothing items, non-perishable food items, and toiletries.They have collection points at North West Alarm Systems Ltd., Main street, Donegal Town, and at Herron Auto on the Killybegs Road, also in Donegal Town. Last year they collected three truck loads of goods for refugees in Greek camps through Saint Vincent de Paul.All donations very much appreciated.  St. Vincent de Paul appeals for donations in aid of Greek refugees was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityGreecemigrantsRefugeesST VINCENT DE PAULsvdplast_img read more

Dec
27

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY 5K A HUGE SUCCESS

first_img5K a huge successThe club’s annual 5K was a huge success.We were blessed with a beautiful night and more than 600 people took part.Thanks to all the runners and walkers who took the time to come out and do the event.A big thank you goes to all those who helped in any way to making the event a huge success.Thanks goes to the emergency personnel, the medical personnel who carried out free health tests as well as those who made and served refreshments.Thanks to all from Letterkenny AC who helped with the recording of times and to the main sponsor, Donegal Stationery.It is impossible to thank everyone as so many people did so much to make the event a huge success once more.Plans are already in place in a bid to improve on this year’s event!Collection of Ulster semi-final tickets Anyone who has booked tickets for Saturday’s Ulster semi-final between Donegal and Derry at Clones can collect them at the clubhouse at 9pm on Thursday evening.Senior and reserve gamesThis weekend’s reserve game is at home to Ardara and throw-in is at 12.30pm while the senior game throws-in at 2pm. All your support is welcome.Monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the club executive takes place on Monday night next at 9pm in the clubhouse. The minor board meeting takes place at 8pm All are welcome.Cul CampThe club’s Cul Camp takes place between July 6th and 11th. This will be an action-packed week of activities for kids aged between 6 – 13. Those who attend will learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment at the club. For further details or to register, log onto gaa.i/kelloggsculcamps or contact any committee member.BingoThe bingo continue to attract players from far and wide with prize-money of more than €2,000 each Wednesday night. If anyone has a spare couple of hours and would like to help out, please contact Paul Lapsley. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY 5K A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: June 24th, 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)Tags:donegalGlenswilly 5Ksuccesslast_img read more

Dec
25

HURLING NEWS: BUNCRANA WIN FIRST MINOR HURLING TITLE

first_imgThere was huge excitement at O’Donnell Park when Buncrana hurlers won their first ever Minor Hurling Championship.It featured the new kids on the the block, Buncrana against the experienced Setanta Minors. While the scoring was low the excitement was high. Buncrana got off to a good start with three points in the first quarter after which Setanta opened their account with one point.Buncrana squandered some chances and eventually Sam Doherty put his side 4 points to 1 up. A very fine goal from Raymond McNamee sent the Killygordon supporters into high voice. Buncrana ended the half one point ahead.The second half was tense from beginning to end Buncrana’s defence marshalled by Captain Donal Mclaughlin for long periods was under siege by a rather wasteful Setanta attack.However Setanta hit a purple patch scoring 3 unanswered points one of them a long range effort from Matthew Dalton and with five minutes left the teams were level, Buncrana 0-7 and Setanta 1-4. The Referee Eddie Nash then awarded the Inishowen side a free from 40 metres out which Sam Doherty cooly pointed.In spite of Setanta’s best effort Buncrana held to win their first ever Minor Championship.Much credit must go to their Manager Seamus Grant who has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to bond his squad together.From a Buncrana point of view the future of this squad looks very bright as they will lose only three players in the year ahead.The Setanta players in spite of their great disappointment of losing a final behaved with sportsmanship and dignity from beginning to end. O’Donnell Park was a fitting venue for a fine final.HURLING NEWS: BUNCRANA WIN FIRST MINOR HURLING TITLE was last modified: July 31st, 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:buncranaMinor Hurling ChampionshipSETANTAlast_img read more

Dec
25

DDTV – HOW McGINLEY’S MADE COACHES SEXY!

first_imgTop Gun Too? Sequel Rumours Abound, but I bet you didn’t have this in mind ?Following considerable investment, Co.Donegal based McGinley Coach Travel have added 8, brand spanking new, executive class coaches to their fleet because….their customers deserve it ! It’s a long journey that takes you from Dublin, Scotland and further afield to Donegal and with these Volvo beauties you will do nothing less than travel in style and comfort.And there is plenty of room too. With six 55-seaters and two 53-seaters the new coaches also feature entertainment facilities including a radio, iPad & Phone charging points at every seat, onboard Wi-Fi, CD & DVD player, TV monitors and WC. They are also equipped with CCTV, climate control and top of the range half leather seating.What better way to showcase the coaches then to have a little fun when they arrived. Well let’s face it, coach advertising can be a little boring!So, with the help of Irish Commercials and FrameIT Productions, James and his team were only delighted to beat Hollywood to it and make ‘Top Gun Too’. So whether you are heading home to ‘the mammy’ for the weekend, seeking the Donegal dream or just going off radar for a few days, there really is no other way to travel.Check out the McGinley Coach Travel Facebook Page for news, special offers, timetables, and ‘an oul freebie or two’! www.facebook.com/McGinleyCoachTravel  vbvbvbvbvDDTV – HOW McGINLEY’S MADE COACHES SEXY! was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 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:donegalMcGinley’s CoachesTop Gunlast_img read more

Dec
22

TV viewers are in for a double take when this family features on RTE

first_imgTV producers have call on a Donegal family to share their story after they welcomed a second set of twins this year on the same birthday as their four-year-old twin girls.The Doherty family from Moville will appear on the Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithí Ó Sé this Friday on their two latest additions’ one month birthday.Parents Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s twin babies Sienna and Travis were born this year on October 17th – the exact date that their girls Samera and Tameka were born in 2013. Samera and Tameka (17/10/2013) Sienna and Travis (17/10/2017). photo: Darren CrossanSeamus spoke with Donegal Woman today after pre-recording the Today interview with Daithi O’Se on Skype.Mum, dad, the two sets of twins and their eldest boy Torin (7) all gathered around their computer to share an insight into their home life with the rest of Ireland.The Doherty family“We told our usual story about how it was a coincidence the twins were all born on the same date and we were delighted to tell Daithi that the babies are happy and healthy a month on,” Seamus said.“They are sleeping well and wake once a night. They are feeding well and thriving.” Travis and Sienna’s older brother and sisters still dote on the newborns.“You’ll not take them away from them! There’s no jealousy yet,” Seamus said.October 2017. Tameka, Seamus, Sienna, Torin, Travis, Elizabeth and Samera Doherty. Photo: Darren CrossanMechanic Seamus and stay-at-home mum Elizabeth have been rushed off their feet keeping their busy household running as smoothly as can be.The family received a welcome gift this week from Letterkenny appliance store TDA in the form of two new Hotpoint washer and dryers.“That was a great help. Everything’s been going 24/7 at the moment,” Seamus said. Don’t forget to tune in to Today on RTE1 tomorrow (Friday) from 3.30pm to see the interview!TV viewers are in for a double take when this family features on RTE was last modified: November 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Dec
21

DD Motoring: Happier times in Wolfe Tone Place – by Brian McDaid

first_imgEvery time I hear someone with a posh accent pronouncing your everyday “scone” I smile as I say into myself what I think is the proper way to say scone, which should rhyme with the word “gone” rather than rhyming with the word “bone”.Seems the more south you go, particularly in England, the word scone will have a posher sound to it and the more north you go in Scotland and Ulster, a ‘scone’ will have a more familiar sound to it.Even what a scone means to some as a small bun has a completely different meaning to me. If Milford and Model were the big bakeries once known for sliced pans, McNabb’s bakery in Wolfe Tone Place was the leader in scone bread.  Advertisement There was no sign over the door to say this was a bakery, in fact, it also doubled up as a family home to the untrained eye. Sadie McDaid (Nee McNabb) a mother of five was a master maker of scone bread, be it soda, treacle, fruit or wheaten. There were 34 Stanley Ranges fitted to 34 council houses in Wolfe Tone Place, but in my small world growing up Sadie’s Stanley range at number 24, which never cooled, produced the best scone bread. We could make scone bread ourselves using the same ingredients, even the same type of cream mixing bowel with a design more suitable to a jumper on the side of it but the results just never matched up to my auntie Sadie’s scone bread.  Advertisement LodgersSadie first lived in number 9 Wolfe Tone Place after she got married, they were lodgers with her sister Aggie and Danny Doherty. Wolfe Tone Place which had a secret Mc Nabb bakery at Number 24.Sadie and Pat were soon to get their own house in Wolfe Tone Place when they were given the keys of number 24 and a few years after that Pat’s brother, my father Fred and his wife Mary Ellen received the keys of number 27.Happiest timesMy earliest memory of life was that of growing up in Wolfe Tone Place, In the mid to late 1960s both 24 and 27 were packed to capacity with children from all over the world.  Sadie’s youngest sister Nora Gallagher came home from Scotland on holidays with her family and my mother’s youngest sister Margaret Devine also came home on holidays from Australia and our council green had more of an international ring to it with a mixture of Melbourne and Glesgwian accents ringing out as they played rounder’s in the far off summer evenings. Aggie Doherty from Number 9 and his Sister Sadie from 24 Wolfe Tone Place pictured with her son Paul McDaid who will host an Mc Nabb family Reunion in memory of all the McNabb sister and their families.The ingredients to life changed before the 1970s came in Wolfe Tone Place, when the No 27 household halved in numbers for a while when my mother took ill. Sadie took in a lodger, my youngest brother Peadar, who was just over a year old. Sadie took care of him in her house and my mother’s sister Bida took in another lodger to her house the second youngest, Cathal to her home now down the back road, as they waited and hope that my mother would get better.  Sadly that was not to happen and it was my mother’s wish before her death that her four boys would be rared together and so it was.As the maternal light went out in number 27 Sadie put on and extra shovel of Tinney’s coal into her Stanley Range in number 24 and bought an extra bottle of buttermilk of Packie Kelly. And always have and extra scone at the ready which was smuggled across in a brown paper bag or wrapped still warm in a tea cloth. For twenty years from 1970 to her untimely death in 1990, Sadie kept an eye on us out through the venation blinds of her home. She always bought for nine wanes even though she had only five children herself. Even when Andy Loughlan’s old travelling shop came round Sadie would spot one of us four boys out in the green and buy a wee treat for the four of us. And even in later years, it was Sadie that sent me down to Andy Hegarty and ask him if he needed anyone to work on the pumps in the evenings to replace her son Brendan who was starting full-time employment in the garage as a storeman. Thanks to Saddie I secured that first job and when I was out of work again in later years, she sent me down to Pat Dunnion to ask for work to replace her son Paul as Barman who was heading off to college. Sadie and Pat McDaid on the graduation of their son Paul from college.It didn’t matter if it was a stone of flour, a jumper or even a job Sadie could make them last along time passing them on so everyone could benefit from them. Sadie’s father Joe Mc Nabb, a man originally for Co. Tyrone came to work in Letterkenny and met his wife Mary. He worked as a young apprentice learning his building trade at the building of Oatfield Sweet Factory, in Letterkenny.First workers on the site at Oatfield Sweets. On the left was Johnny Boyce from the Port Rd in Letterkenny. A carpenter and builder by trade, complete with his tie and waste coat under his overalls to his right was a young Joe M Nabb who was learning the trade at the time. Both men built up a great connection with the local firm with generations of their family getting work at the factory throughout the life of the companyThey had five daughters Aggie, Bob, Sadie, Rita and Nora who all worked in the Oatfield Sweet factory. Even when Sadie stopped working in the factory when her children were born the Mc Kinney family asked her to come back part-time to work in their home. Sadie’s father once made a shed out of the old barrels that the syrup came in after taking them apart he reshaped the metal to form a round war type shed, which he built at the back of his house in Ard O’Donnell locally known as “the Burma”.On the 2nd of November Paul McDaid, Saddie son is hosting a McNabb reunion to remember his mother and all the McNabb extended family and friends at his cafe Moonshine in Letterkenny. The most famous of the McNabb family is actor Dessie Gallagher who is presently the main actor in the series of adds on television run by the Alliance home insurance company. Dessie is the son of the late Bobby Gallagher, originally from Glasgow, and Nora who was the youngest of the McNabb sisters and grew up in Ard O’Donnell in the old home house. Dessie plans to make a special appearance for the reunion where more memories for the McNabb dynasty will be recalled on a memorable night.DD Motoring: Happier times in Wolfe Tone Place – by Brian McDaid was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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

Dec
17

LEBOR and legalities — Where are we?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An update with Ohio Corn and Wheat’s John Torres on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR). Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net caught up with John at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando.last_img

Dec
15

Mansion Impossible? Building an iPad App to Sell a $35 Million Home

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… How the Other Half LivesBuilding an iPad app may seem a little crazy until you consider the upside of this business risk. Staats purchased the Malibu digs for $6.6 million in 2006. She initially planned to live there with her children. But, she says, “The more my contractor and I got into the house and saw what was possible with this amazing piece of property, the more we realized we needed to rebuild. So the Carbon Mesa you see today is very different from the original house and is virtually all-new construction.”Her iPad/movie sales initiative may be the first of its kind but surely not the last.“Could this change the way properties are marketed, especially at the high end? I think it’s already happening with digital media,” asks and answers Jonathan Miller, chief of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers in New York in a video release. “The iPad is a perfect delivery platform for it.”You Had Me at HelloStaats declined to reveal what she spent to renovate Carbon Mesa. And she didn’t want to talk about what she spent to build the app or produce a “Hollywood style” video production called “The Spider and the Fly.”In this sub-four-minute thriller – embedded below – a sultry woman sneaks into Carbon Mesa apparently combing the house for something while the help prepares for guests. She grabs a bottle of wine and chugs it as she goes outside to survey the grounds. Then just as a man drives up, she rushes upstairs, takes a shower, and puts on a man’s clothes. He goes upstairs and – spoiler alert – it turns out that they know one another. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Say you want to unload a $35 million Malibu mansion. With only a few thousand qualified buyers, mass marketing and open houses just won’t do. Instead, why not send the relatively few potential buyers an iPad loaded with a custom app featuring a seductive, Hollywood-style action video showcasing the six-acre trophy property?Why not indeed?That’s the ambitious and perhaps unprecedented marketing plan for selling Carbon Mesa – a 9,000-square-foot, Malibu, Calif., home boasting 180-degree Pacific Ocean views. Owner DeeAnna Staats is no novice stumbling upon an eccentric sales idea; she owns a real estate and restaurant development company that specializes in turning around luxury properties. rusty weston Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market So how much did this whole thing cost? We conducted a Web search, clicked on a calculator app and will conservatively estimate that this snazzy production set Staats & Co back about $750,000 for the movie, the app, the iPads and the novel marketing campaign. Undoubtedly to maintain its exclusivity, Staats’ app is not available in Apple’s app store.But is it all worth it? No doubt some of the hand-selected potential buyers will be flattered that they were targeted with such an expensive, innovative campaign. And if it helps sell the house, of course, the cost becomes negligible. If not, well…If one of the lucky iPad recipients actually does buy Carbon Mesa, this high-profile gimmick may raise the stakes for marketing high-end properties. And yet you have to wonder if they have to try this hard to sell a property, maybe that $35 million price tag is a tad inflated? Tags:#e-commerce#web last_img read more