David Farhat Gets UL Appointment

first_imgA former minister of Finance, David Farhat, has been appointed as director of the Graduate Program of Business and Public Administration (MBA/MPA) of the University of Liberia (UL).He replaces Assistant Professor Sunny Nyemah who resigned recently, a UL statement issued yesterday said. According to Mr. Farhat’s letter of appointment from UL president Emmet A. Dennis, his assignment took effect March 1, 2015.The new graduate director comes to the nation’s highest institute of learning with considerable academic credentials and years of experience.From 1988-1990, Mr. Farhat served as Minister of Finance, and earlier as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Transportation between 1987 and 1988. His curriculum vitae records four academic degrees including three Masters’ Degrees in Economics, Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University, New York, USA from 1972 to 1979. In 1966, Mr. Farhat graduated from the UL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.Mr. Farhat previously served as Assistant Professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting (1981-1986) teaching advanced courses in Accounting and Taxation, and performed general administration of the department. In 1990, he became professor of Accounting in the College of Business and Public Administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Martin still on his schedule

first_img“I know Mark has been getting pestered pretty hard with the same question about his upcoming schedule,” said Joe Nemechek, Martin’s teammate and driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet at Ginn Racing. “But he’s a pro and will handle the attention with the same kind of ease as he does with a race car. We’re all happy for his success – nobody deserves it more.” Bobby Ginn, one of the owners of Ginn Racing, said the door is open for Martin to run a full season. Driver Regan Smith is supposed to be in the No. 01 Chevrolet for Ginn Racing at Bristol. But if Martin changes his mind and wants to race, Ginn said he will have cars ready for both drivers at Bristol. Even Smith has said it would be a difficult decision to get out of the race car if he was leading the standings. Busch said Martin has been the best racer after two races. But it may be too early to tell if he has a championship-caliber team. “You have to look at the points as a book of races, and after 10 races, if he’s leading, definitely pull the trigger, jump on in and do what you can to run all the races,” said Busch, who drives the No. 2 Dodge for Penske Racing South. “It’s definitely an interesting situation, but you have to look at the points in a broader scale and not just two races.” When the Cup drivers first visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1998, Mark Martin won the race. He was driving for Roush Racing back then, the top contender for a team that seemed cursed in its pursuit of a NASCAR Cup championship. Then Matt Kenseth won the first of back-to-back championships for Roush Racing in 2003, the last of the Winston Cup championships. Kurt Busch followed, the first to win NASCAR’s Chase, the 10-race playoff to determine the Cup champion. It doesn’t look like Martin is going to change his mind. He is determined to run a part-time schedule and seems happy with his situation. Then again, after finishing second in the Daytona 500, he added the Pepsi 400, which is run at Daytona International Speedway in July, to his list of races. Another strong finish in Vegas, and a bigger lead in the standings, may be enough for Martin to reconsider. “I think it’s really awesome,” Martin said about leading the Cup standings. “We were able to contend for the win in each of the first two races, and that says a great deal about Ginn Racing and the U.S. Army Team.” Despite his team’s early success, Martin said it’s too early to get excited. “We’ve had fast cars and the guys have been stellar on pit road,” Martin said. “We still have a ways to go at Ginn Racing, but we are sure headed in the right direction.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But Martin, who has qualified for the Chase all three years of its existence, fell short. When the 2006 season ended, so did his run with Roush Racing. Martin switched teams, moving to Ginn Racing, and the promise of being able to run a partial Cup schedule. Now Martin is faced with a bit of a dilemma. He is leading the Cup standings, the first time a Ginn Racing driver has ever done so, and he is going to a track where he has been successful in the past. But he has no plans to pursue a Cup championship. Martin does not want to race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the fifth race of the season, on March 25. If he decides not to race, he will take himself out of championship contention. last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner set to have Wolfsburg contract CANCELLED

first_img Nicklas Bendtner during Denmark training 1 Wolfsburg are seeking to cancel Nicklas Bendtner’s contract 15 months early.The 28-year-old has endured a miserable time at the Bundesliga club since arriving from Arsenal in 2014.He has scored just nine goals in 47 appearances and has twice been fined this season for disciplinary issues.Bendtner has been training on his own in recent weeks and has now been told to stay away from the training ground, as Wolfsburg look to finalise his departure.“The current situation is unsatisfactory for everybody and it cannot endure,” Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs said on his club’s website.“For this reason, we sat down again on Wednesday and, together with his agent, we discussed solutions.”last_img

JIM IS RAV-VING UP FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

first_imgBack on the road to reclaim Sam! Jim Mc Guinness recieving the keys of his New Toyota Rav 4 courtesy of Kellys Toyota.Pictured is Jim, his son Mark Anthony and dealer principal Martin Kelly.Jim Mc Guinness is a brand ambassador for Kellys ToyotaJIM IS RAV-VING UP FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP! was last modified: June 18th, 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:Jim McGuinnessKelly’s Toyotalast_img

Pro-Life Citizens’ Initiative Worries E.U. Scientists

first_imgCredit: © Istockphoto.com/virtualphoto BRUSSELS—A group of European pro-life organizations is mobilizing against embryonic stem cell research in a way that the European Commission cannot ignore. One of Us, a so-called European citizens’ initiative, has collected 1.7 million signatures from all 28 E.U. member states for a proposal that would block funding for research in which embryos are destroyed; under E.U. rules, the European Commission must now consider turning the proposal into legislation.Research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will meet the organizers of the initiative here today; on Thursday, they will defend their case during a public hearing at the European Parliament. The commission has until 28 May to spell out its response.The proposal is a direct attack on a delicate compromise over the use of embryonic cells in research, a topic on which the union is sharply divided. “Any roll back of this agreement would be a major step backwards for research across regenerative medicine, reproductive health and genetic disease, and delay the development of much needed treatments for a host of untreatable conditions,” said a group of 31 research organizations and universities from across Europe today in a statement. 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(One of Us is only the second one to reach that threshold; the first one called on the commission to implement the human right to water and sanitation.)E.U. member states have different regulations in the area of embryonic stem cell research, ranging from very permissive—for example in Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, where creating embryos for research purposes is allowed—to very restrictive—as in Poland and Lithuania, where research with embryonic stem cells is illegal.As far as E.U. funding is concerned, member states have agreed to disagree. Under the European Union’s 7-year research program Horizon 2020, which started this year, the union does not sponsor research that is illegal in the country where it would take place. In addition, the commission never funds research activities that create human embryos for research purposes. But the proponents of the One of Us initiative say this arrangement is too lax; they argue that no E.U. money at all should go to research activities that destroy human embryos. This would block funding for stem cell research using leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization.“The dogma underlying [the plea] is that as soon as the ovum is [fertilized], there is a person with a soul,” says Charles Susanne, a retired biology and anthropology professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles who now studies bioethical issues. “Based on this principle, it’s natural to reject abortion or research using embryos of no more than 4 or 8 cells.”In its legislative proposal, One of Us refers to the 2011 ruling of the European Court of Justice in a case known as Brüstle v. Greenpeace, which stated that processes and products involving human embryonic stem cells are not patentable in the European Union. The judgment “indicates that fecundation is the beginning of human life and in the name of human dignity excludes the patenting of any procedure that involves or supposes the destruction of a human embryo,” the organizers write. The European Union should apply that principle across the board, they argue.Julian Hitchcock, a life sciences lawyer at the London-based firm Lawford Davies Denoon, says that argument can’t withstand legal scrutiny. The court’s ruling was limited to biotechnology patents and can’t be read as a general statement about where life and human dignity begin, Hitchcock says.Under the previous E.U. research program, from 2007 to 2013, the European Union spent €156.7 million on 27 collaborative projects in health research involving the use of human embryonic stem cells, a commission spokesman says. “Europe is currently a global leader in these competitive research areas, and clinical trials are already underway resulting from stem cell research,” today’s joint statement from the scientific organizations says. “Any move to restrict research using embryos will threaten this position, and prevent researchers developing vital treatments for patients.”Observers say it is hard to predict if the Eropean Commission will reopen discussions on its hard-won agreement. “A priori I would hope not, since the decision has already been made … to keep the compromise” under Horizon 2020, Susanne says.One of Us, which boasted the support of Pope Benedict XVI, says it has received about €160,000 from three pro-life foundations in Spain and Italy in the past 2 years.last_img read more

Mamata, the street-fighting politician and Left nemesis

first_imgThe stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, Mamata Banerjee has single handedly wrecked the red bastion in West Bengal ending Left Front’s uninterrupted 34-year-old rule after perfecting the art of the impossible.The feisty 56-year-old Banerjee, who is the founder and chairperson of the Trinamool Congress which she set up in 1998 after falling out with the Congress Party in West Bengal, can now have the satisfaction of a victorious General seeing all the war plans fall into place.For years the face of the Opposition in West Bengal, Banerjee, known to her supporters as ‘Didi’ (sister) has been the nemesis of the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front over the last 23 years and has earned the reputation of being a street-fighting politician.Maverick and emotional, she first hogged the limelight by blocking Jayaprakash Narayan’s convoy by throwing herself on the ground when he came to Kolkata to organise the masses against Indira Gandhi before Emergency.Banerjee, a firebrand orator, coined a catchy slogan “Ma, Mati o Manush” (Mother, Land and People) before last year’s Lok Sabha polls and played on the anti-incumbency factor after more than three decades of Left rule and the creeping disillusionment among several sections, like Muslims, to decimate the Left in partnership with the Congress.A leader with mass appeal known for her humble lifestyle, the seven-time MP successfully sold a vision of development, cashing in on the deep resentment among the middle classes and unemployed youths, promising jobs and development.Her nondescript residence–a tiled single-storey house in a dingy lane close to the Kalighat temple–and equally simple attire comprising cotton saris, jhola bags and cheap hawai chappals, endeared her to the masses.advertisementBanerjee had to shoulder multiple responsibilities– political strategist, union minister, chief poll campaigner and trouble shooter in her focus to dislodge the world’s longest democratically-elected communist government in a state.It has not been an easy journey though for the current Union Railway Minister who turned her call for ‘Parivartan’ (change) into a reality with ally Congress throwing its full weight behind her. But her energy, charisma and political astutenes made Banerjee one of the few mass leaders in the country.As a 29-year-old, Banerjee shot to limelight by pulling off a stunning victory over CPI-M heavyweight and now expelled party leader Somnath Chatterjee in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections in the Jadavpur constituency to become one of the youngest MPs.Born to a lower middle class family and daughter of freedom fighter Promileswar Banerjee, she entered politics by joining the Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of Congress, while studying at the Jogmaya Debi College in Kolkata in the 1970s. .Graduating to party politics, Mamata was general secretary of the West Bengal Mahila Congress in 1979-80 and subsequently held other posts in Congress.Losing her seat in an anti-Congress wave in 1989, she was back in the Lok Sabha in 1991 from Kolkata South and also won the subsequent elections in 1996, 1998,1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency.Banerjee’s first tryst with the corridors of power came in 1991 when she became became Union Minister of state for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development in the P V Narasimha Rao government.But in 1996, she fell out with the Congress, calling it a ‘stooge of CPIM’. Two years later, she formed the Trinamool Congress and quickly emerged as the dominant opposition party.In 1998 and 1999, Banerjee’s party won eight and seven seats in the Lok Sabha polls respectively and joined hands with the BJP, seen in party circles as a disastrous move in hindsight.During NDA rule under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Banerjee was Railway Minister in 1999 and for Coal and Mines in 2004. She was also a union minister without portfolio for a brief period in 2003-4.She quit as railway minister and NDA in early 2001 in the wake of the Tehelka expose into defence deals to ally with Congress for the assembly elections in West Bengal, but could make no headway against the Marxists.Banerjee had to eat humble pie and return to the NDA and the Vajpayee cabinet in January 2004 to become Coal and Mines minister till the 2004 election.In 2004, her party MP tally plummeted to one–just herself.Two years later, in the assembly election, Trinamool was routed, ending up with just 30 seats.A relentless fighter against the CPIM, Banerjee never gave up and bided her time. Her opportunity came when Nandigram and Singur exploded on the national scene. Since then it has been a story of her continuous rise.In November, 2006, Banerjee was stopped on her way to Singur in Hooghly district for a rally against the Tata Motors Nano car project, which was a turning point in the long-drawn agitation there with the Trinamool chief demanding that 400 acre of the around 1000 acre acquired be returned to farmers who were unwilling to part with their land.advertisementBanerjee also went on a fast for 25 days on a makeshift dais at busy Esplanade in Kolkata in protest against land acquisition at Singur, but called it off on December 28 following an appeal from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.But this did not resolve the problem at Singur and the agitation there started with renewed vigour under Banerjee.Ultimately, the Tatas drove out of Singur in 2008.When the agitation against land acquisition was on at Singur, the West Bengal police fired on protestors on March 14, 2007 killing 14 people at Nandigram in East Midnapore district where the state government wanted to set up a Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) on farmland.Banerjee took full advantage of the acquisition scare among the minorities in rural areas and her declared stand against special economic zones endeared her to a section of traditional Left Front supporters, who did not like hobnobbing with big capital.With her ‘Ma-Mati-Manush’ slogan, she hijacked the issues dear to the Left supporters — pension, the insurance and banking sector, privatisation, land acquisition in Nandigram and Singur, Rizwanur Rahman’s death and the Sachar Commission report.Banerjee played her cards so well that she won over certain sections that were gunning for her till the other day.She was wooed by industrialists and even Left parties.A staunch Left-wing party like SUCI, which has bases in pockets of Bengal, is now an ally of Trinamool Congress.They helped give a direction to Banerjee’s brand of politics, which hitherto had a one-point agenda of blind opposition to the CPIM.When Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee with his ‘Brand Buddha’ image started on the slippery path of industrialisation through the private sector, Banerjee checkmated him on every front.This brought her a series of electoral victories in the panchayat elections, municipal polls, Lok Sabha elections and a string of assembly bypolls after that.But her chances in 2011 was largely due to her continuing to project herself as leader of the poor and the rural have-nots, a friend of the minorities, a champion of inclusive growth and one genuinely interested in delivering the goods.For full coverage, click here.last_img read more

IPL 2016: Can’t bowl yorkers like Jasprit Bumrah, says Umesh Yadav

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav has defended himself for not bowling yorkers consistently, saying he is more suited for full length outswing deliveries. (Full IPL Coverage)Yadav, who has picked up 10 wickets in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, said he was not too confident of bowling yorkers.”I know a lot of bowlers are judged by their ability to bowl yorkers at the death. I can also bowl yorkers effectively but it is a delivery that can go wrong as it is difficult to bowl consistently,” Yadav told PTI.Big need for speed “There would be days when the length would be wrong. The advantage for Jasprit (Bumrah) is that his action is natural when it comes to bowling yorkers while my action means that my stock ball will be outswinger,” he said.Yadav, over the years, has always said he would not compromise on pace for line and length as speed is one area which is non-negotiable for him.”It has taken years of hard work to work up a fair level of pace at which I bowl my deliveries. It is my endeavour to get it right at this pace and if you ask me, my consistency has at least improved by 20 per cent in past one year. That’s my assessment.”If I become a line and length bowler, then one thing is for sure that I will never ever gain the earlier pace back. You can increase speed but after decreasing speed, you can’t get the original pace back,” said Yadav, who has played 17 Tests and 57 ODIs and a T20 Internationals.advertisement’Confident of bowling inswingers’While his stock ball is outswinger, Umesh said he is now more confident of his ability to bowl the inswingers to right-handed batsmen.”My inswinging deliveries have got better and I am more confident while executing them. But yes, I would not deny that there are times my deliveries drift down to the leg-side in my bid to bowl the incoming deliveries.”An effective inswinger is that which starts from the imaginary fifth off-stump and shapes into the off-middle region. If we start from off-middle region, the delivery invariably swings towards the leg-stump and becomes easy meat for the batsmen.”With demands of three formats, Yadav feels that managing the body becomes very important especially during the IPL, where the schedule is interspersed with travelling on every second day.”During IPL, there are times that the muscle tissues tire due to frequent travelling and playing matches. The recovery for a fast bowler is very important.”Average seasonHe has played nine matches for Kolkata Knight Riders this year, taking 10 wickets but termed his season an “average one” so far.”Actually, I started well in the IPL and felt that it was going well for me till the RCB match in Bengaluru where I went for a lot of runs (56 in four overs). Actually T20 is such a format that it is impossible that you won’t get hit. But hopefully, I would be at my best in the coming games,” concluded the Vidarbha paceman.last_img read more

Ben Stokes devastated on missing Sri Lanka series

first_imgEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes said he is ‘devastated’ to miss out on the rest of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka after undergoing a knee operation. (Ten-star James Anderson guides England to innings win vs Sri Lanka)The 24-year-old has been sidelined for six weeks. He injured himself while bowling in the first Test which England won quite convincingly by an innings and 88 runs. (Chris Woakes replaces Ben Stokes)Stokes suffered a cartilage tear that he says has been ‘an ongoing issue for two to three years’ but which he has ‘managed to play through until now’, reported the BBC on Tuesday. (Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of England tour)I am devastated,?? he said.Bowlers David Willey (small abdominal muscle tear), Mark Wood (left ankle surgery) and Reece Topley (partial stress fracture of the lumbar spine) are also set to miss the tie.Stokes will miss the remaining two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and T20 international against Sri Lanka.last_img read more

BCCI hosts Associate & Affiliate tournament

first_imgBangalore, Sep 18 (PTI) An under-19 cricket tournament for the Associate and Affiliate members of the BCCI is currently underway at Alur here, the Board said. Six teams are taking part in the league-cum-knock-out tournament which is being held from September 15-21, the BCCI said in a release. The six teams are five North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur, along with Bihar. The teams have been divided into two groups and the top two teams will qualify for the semifinals. Junior national selection committee chairman Venkatesh Prasad and Rakesh Parikh are stationed at the stadium witnessing the match in order to select a combined Associate and Affiliate team. This team will further participate in Vinoo Mankad tournament in east zone. Separate tournaments will be conducted to select combined teams for Under-16 and Under-19 to participate in Vijay Merchant Trophy (Under-16 East Zone) and Cooch Behar Trophy (Under-19 Plate Group). All these team will have a coaching camp at National Cricket Academy here prior to their participation in the tournaments. BCCI will appoint support staff for the teams and take care of all the expenses. Commenting on the initiative, BCCI President Anurag Thakur said, “We at the BCCI are committed towards uplifting the Affiliate and Associate States. In a quest to do so, we are constantly working towards providing them with the right platform, facilities, exposure and opportunity, thereby paving a way for the mainstream. “This initiative marks another step in this direction and we hope that this will ensure that the right talent meets opportunity and more number of youngsters get motivated and take up cricket as a sport.” BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke said, “We have organized this tournament in Bangalore, with intent to provide these budding cricketers with the best of facilities and infrastructure. We hope to host more of such tournaments with intent to inspire youth to play cricket in the affiliate and associate states. We wish all the players luck for this tournament and all their future endeavors.” PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Baylor Football: 400-Pound TE LaQuan McGowan Threw Out The 1st Pitch At Last Night’s Rangers Game

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Baylor’s 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan created quite a stir when he caught a touchdown in the team’s bowl game against Michigan State last season. He worked at tight end and H-back this spring, and judging by his first pitch effort at last night’s Texas Rangers’ game, he may want to see if Art Briles will let him throw a pass this fall.Mound presence? Baylor’s 400-pound TE LaQuan McGowan throws out the Rangers first pich Friday (via @nick_pants) https://t.co/GsijMk4ize— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 13, 2015Not the cleanest mechanics but not a bad toss from the big man. If he ever actually pitched in a game, he could throw inside with impunity, since it’s doubtful anyone would want to charge the mound against him.last_img