By Leroy M. Sonpon IIIOver 400 students of the University of Liberia (UL) yesterday forcibly entered the premises of the Capitol Building to protest against what they see as the “dormancy of the Legislature to probe and take action” against a tuition increase from approximately US$2 to US$4.The students were also protesting against the increment of UL’s allotment, despite their April 19 proposal not to increase the allotment unless the tuition hike was cancelled.The students entered the rotunda of the Legislature, singing: “Mamie water will carry them,” for about 10 minutes as they paraded around the building.One of the students, who claimed to be the spokesperson, but begged not to be named, said their protest will continue in order to compel Legislators to probe into the UL tuition dispute, adding that there should be no increase of the UL allotment in the 2016/2017 National Budget, because the money would be used “inappropriately.”“There is no need to increase the UL’s allotment if the tuition is increased; but the allotment can be increased if their tuition remains at L$175, which is approximately US$2,” the ‘spokesperson’ said.A female student, who also begged anonymity, said as a result of the tuition hike, over 3,500 students are out of school “because of the ‘I don’t care’ attitude of the Legislature.”The protest was climaxed with throwing of stones when the students were dispersed by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).It may be recalled that on April 19, hundreds of UL students petitioned the Legislature to prevail on the UL administration not to increase their tuition.The UL administration recently announced through its Board of Trustees the increment of credit hour fees for undergraduate programs from L$175 to US$4; and from US$55 to US$75 for the graduate program.The students say the increments are too high and are accusing the UL administration of attempting to disallow underprivileged students their basic constitutional right to an education.The petition, presented by the president of the UL Student Union (ULSU), Mr. Daniel Woart, said: “ULSU sees this astronomical increment in tuition highly inconceivable to accept given the current devastating state of the national economy over the past four fiscal periods. This imposition, in our opinion, is a concoction aimed at depriving thousands of underprivileged students the chance to continue their academic sojourn at the University of Liberia.”The aggrieved students called on the National Legislature to consider their constitutional responsibilities and other obligations related to public education stated in Article 6 of the Liberian Constitution, Article 26 of the Declaration of Human Rights and Article 1, Sections A, B, C and D of the Charter of the University of Liberia. They also berated the legislators for increasing the budget of the university to US$29m during the fiscal budgetary allotment period.The UL administration, on announcing the increments, cited the major financial constraint it faces as a factor for the poor quality of services and in some cases, the unavailability of some services at the university.If the tuition increments take effect, a sum of US$1.3 million will be raised and this will take the university’s budget up to US$16.3 million, but still leave a deficit of US$12.7m to reach US$29 million needed to run the country’s premier government run institution of higher learning. Presently, the university runs on a US$15.1 million budget which, if raised to at least US$29 million, will help to alleviate the many shortcomings listed by the students in their petition, UL officials said.The students, in their three page petition read by their interim leadership (ULSIL), cited the lack of internet service, poor infrastructure, inadequately equipped laboratories and unaffordable transportation to and from the campuses, among the deficiencies at the university, which do not warrant the tuition hike.Another complaint put forward by the students is the lack of internship opportunities for graduating students.Receiving the petition, Speaker Alex Tyler assured the students that he would present the petition to plenary for their timely consideration.The student delegation included its Vice President, K. Moses James, Secretary, Jerome D. Dangbuah and Financial Secretary, Dickson G. Goffa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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By Dana Bartholomew STAFF WRITER For the first time, Jews worldwide can observe Yom Kippur by streaming a Los Angeles service today via the Internet. At 4:45 p.m., JewishTVNetwork.com will broadcast the Kol Nidre service from the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the oldest synagogue in L.A. It also hoped to stir dialogue between Jews and non-Jews by publishing an America’s Top 50 Rabbi List. Next year, the network hopes to stream Kol Nidre services from five synagogues from Paris to Jerusalem. “My goal in life is to make Jewish as big as possible and as public as possible,” said Sanderson, of Encino. “I want to push the envelope.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re very excited,” said Jay Sanderson, chief executive officer of JTN Productions of Sherman Oaks, owner of the online network. “Jews and non-Jews around the world will be able to hear and see the service – someone who’s in a nursing home, someone who is in Topeka, Kansas, who has no synagogue near them.” The 80-minute service will be available to anyone with broadband Internet access. Many conservative and orthodox synagogues bar cameras during services in accordance with interpretations of Jewish law. But the Reform Wilshire Boulevard Temple has consented to permit video cameras. JTN Productions, a nonprofit production company founded 26 years ago as the Jewish Television Network, launched its broadband Web channel in April to expand on the richness of Jewish traditions.
After a 38 game slog, the Premier League season is over. Chin up. Dry those eyes. It will be back before you know it.Meanwhile, let the summer inquisitions, or celebrations, begin.Was your teams’ campaign a success? Or a spectacular failure? Perhaps you had to settle for mid-table security?Did off-field issues scupper the players’ efforts on it?Were you in dreamland? Or did it all descend into a nightmare?You could probably discuss such matters until the cows come home, right? But what about if you only had one sentence? 1
Mark Patterson Budapest Fund 5k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 240 16.44 Paul Mc Glinchey SM Letterkenny A C 2 259 17.51 Brian Crossan SM LK Kick Boxers3 242 17.59 Karol Duggan SM Individual4 462 18.17 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C5 267 18.28 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C 6 246 18.29 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A C7 450 18.48 Michael Duddy SM Cranford A C8 300 19.08 Paul Gildea SM Individual9 409 19.15 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Milford A C10 420 19.22 Paul Regan SM Individual 11 449 19.23 Hugh Duddy SM Cranford A C12 410 19.24 Sean Crossan M40 Finn Valley A C13 431 19.36 Niall Gildea SM Individual14 261 19.40 Colly O’ Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C 15 239 19.53 Barry Mackey M50 Individual16 241 20.00 Marty Mc Glinchey SM Convoy Running Club17 279 20.18 Francis Gildea SM Individual18 268 20.19 P.J. Friel M50 Individual19 500 20.21 Declan Watters SM Individual20 255 20.37 Willie Duffy SM Individual21 415 20.42 Stephan Cunningham SM Individual22 238 20.45 Sammy Johnson M40 24/7 Triathlon23 285 21.11 Pauric Mc Ginley SM Individual24 296 21.20 Shane Gildea SM Individual25 269 21.22 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C26 434 21.23 Liam Doherty SM Individual27 438 21.25 Paddy McCauley SM Individual28 413 21.29 Olain Ferry SM Individual29 297 21.43 Paddy Gildea SM Convoy Running Club30 452 21.47 Gerard Mc Connell SM Individual31 243 21.55 Noel Mc Cormack M40 Individual32 276 21.59 Bernard Mc Dyre M50 Individual33 468 22.01 Neil Barrett SM Individual34 251 22.04 Anthony Diver JM Individual35 270 22.05 Alan Stevenson JM Individual36 283 22.16 Declan Barr SM Individual37 423 22.16 John Lynch M40 Individual38 262 22.17 David Wilson SM Individual39 416 22.21 Sean O’ Donnell M50 Lifford A C40 291 22.28 James Whoriskey SM Individual41 275 22.38 Seamus Ferry M40 Individual42 280 22.39 Declan Mc Elwaine SM Individual43 265 22.39 Paul Sweeney M40 Individual44 277 22.46 Joseph Mc Dyre JM Individual45 424 22.59 Eugene McGinley M40 Individual46 250 23.08 Terrence Diver M40 Individual47 466 23.11 Dean Spencer Walker Individual48 245 23.17 Barry Creagh M40 Individual49 287 23.19 Damien Doherty SM Individual50 295 23.28 Eimear Gormley SW Individual51 252 23.30 Annemarie Dalton SW Individual52 260 23.32 Rachel Crossan SW Individual53 233 23.45 Rory Kennedy M50 Individual54 273 23.49 Martin Langan SM Convoy Running Club55 456 23.56 Diane Stewart SW Individual56 247 24.12 Andrew Leighton M40 Individual57 234 24.18 Lynn Crawford SW Individual58 414 24.19 Bernard Mc Elhinney SM Convoy Running Club59 263 24.23 Johnathan Wilson SM Individual60 289 24.26 James Greene M40 Individual61 451 24.34 John Duddy M40 Individual62 271 24.35 Malcolm Crawford SM Individual63 432 24.43 Mark Gildea SM Individual64 447 24.51 James Brown M40 Individual65 461 25.07 Tame Teacht SM Individual66 274 25.12 Adrian Wason M40 24/7 Triathlon67 290 25.12 Gavin Mc Meniman SM Individual68 459 25.21 James Ferry SM Individual69 421 25.22 Claire McIntyre SW Individual70 264 25.22 Martin Anderson M40 Individual71 281 25.28 Eileen Morning W40 Individual72 298 25.30 Ruth Mc Crudden W40 Letterkenny A C73 282 26.14 Lydia Wiley SW Individual74 284 26.14 Mary Bonner W50 Individual75 496 26.24 James Toye M40 Individual76 495 26.24 Gretta Toye W40 Individual77 454 26.25 Declan Friel M40 Individual78 439 26.26 Claire Sweeney SW Individual79 412 26.46 Joanne Gallinagh SW Individual80 235 26.48 John Burke M40 Individual81 299 27.02 Gerard Kelly M40 Individual82 278 27.15 Paul Doherty M40 Individual83 419 27.40 Sara Nairn SW Individual84 433 27.47 Andrea Doherty SW Individual85 286 27.53 Elaine Gordon SW Individual86 249 27.59 Siobhan Doherty SW Individual87 244 28.04 Jimmy Gildea M60 Individual88 448 28.05 Roisin Davin SW Individual89 294 28.06 Carla Bourne Walker Individual90 293 28.11 Paddy Bourne Walker Individual91 408 28.22 Francie O’ Brien SM Individual92 453 28.50 Patrick Gildea M40 Individual93 236 29.01 Maureen Mc Brearty W40 Individual94 436 29.12 Catriona McDaid SW Individual95 435 29.22 Malachy Cannon M40 Individual96 411 30.00 Airleen Gallagher SW Individual97 418 30.05 Annmarie Mc Brearty SW Individual98 417 30.05 Kerri Spence SW Individual99 232 30.14 Benny Sweeney M40 Individual100 407 30.27 Orla Redmond SW Individual101 457 30.28 Tracey Gibson SW Individual102 266 30.32 Allastar Mc Greddy M40 Individual103 272 31.22 Catherine Duffy SW Individual104 257 31.23 Annette Rodgers SW Individual105 237 31.24 Mary Mc Brearty SW Individual106 253 31.43 Alanna Ryan JW Individual107 254 32.24 Isabella Patton JW Individual108 405 32.35 Linda Mc Goarty SW Individual109 406 32.49 Shane Laverty SM Individual110 288 33.20 Joanne Mc Gettigan SW Individual111 258 33.40 Marie Gallagher SW Individual112 422 33.52 Tony Logue M50 Individual113 437 34.15 Edel McBreatry W40 Individual114 440 34.16 Aoife Devenney SW Individual115 441 34.21 Eileen Kelly SW Individual116 464 34.27 Kathy Nee Walker Individual117 463 34.54 Deidre Duffy Walker Individual118 443 35.06 David Moore Walker Individual119 442 35.06 Colleen Bonner Walker Individual120 465 35.26 Orla Mc Walters Walker Individual121 427 36.41 Tina Lynch W40 Individual122 467 37.59 Brian Mc Monagle Walker Individual123 494 38.00 Sandra Sreete Walker Individual124 404 40.26 Laure Crawford Walker Individual125 428 41.22 Amy Mc Coy Walker Individual126 455 41.22 Kelsey Mc Intyre Walker Individual127 430 41.32 Kirst O’ Donnell Walker Individual128 490 42.20 Ciara Friel Walker Individual129 489 42.20 Sharon Duggan Walker Individual130 491 44.21 Marie Mc Elhone Walker Individual131 460 46.12 Paddy Gildea Walker Individual132 292 46.14 Patricia Bourne Walker Individual133 497 46.15 Mary Deans Walker Individual134 498 46.15 Sarella Mc Grenahan Walker Individual135 487 46.15 Ann Patterson Walker Individual136 403 46.15 Erin Doherty Walker Individual137 488 46.16 Helen Shields Walker Individual138 401 46.18 Helena Doherty Walker Individual139 445 47.56 Charlie Sweeney Walker Individual140 444 47.56 Mark Moore Walker Individual141 446 49.10 Louise Lynch Walker Individual142 458 49.10 Tara Alcorn Walker Individual143 429 50.39 Amanda Mc Coy Walker Individual144 426 51.08 Noelle Moore Walker Individual145 425 51.08 Marie Moore Walker Individual146 492 54.10 Sue Mc Glynn Walker Individual147 493 54.10 Kathleen Mc Daid Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 147RESULTS FROM THE MARK PATTERSON BUDAPEST FUND 5K was last modified: April 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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 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TAMPA, Fla. — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis’ homecoming.Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Nov. 26.“It’s about the two points,” Callahan said.St. Louis played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in the first period that started with boos from the fans turned into mostly cheers by the conclusion.“It was expected, but I understand,” St. Louis said of the boos. “They care. They’re good fans. I was very flattered by the ovation, and I wanted to give them the proper thank you.”Some fans booed each time St. Louis touched the puck. A key member of Tampa Bay’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, St. Louis left the bench after the video and skated in a small circle to salute the sellout crowd of 19,204.“You definitely knew he had the puck,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.Tampa Bay went ahead 3-2 when Steven Stamkos skated behind the net and got his second assist of the night setting up Callahan, who beat Henrik Lundqvist from in close at 10:17 of the second.“It was cool to come out and play,” Stamkos said. “It was as close as you’re going to get to a playoff atmosphere during the regular season.”Callahan, who had an assist of his own, also notched two goals in Tampa Bay’s 5-1 win in New York last week.Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov had the other Tampa Bay goals, and Ben Bishop improved to 7-0-0 against the Rangers.New York got goals from Mats Zuccarello, Dan Boyle and Rick Nash. St. Louis, who did not have a point, was minus-5 in the two games against the Lightning.“In my estimation, they’re probably one of the best teams in the NHL,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “We were ready for this game. Our guys knew what to expect. They made a couple more plays defensively and offensively than we did, and at the end of the night that was the difference.”Stamkos opened the scoring at 5:25 of the first. The goal ended the Rangers’ scoreless streak at 128 minutes, 16 seconds. They had shutout wins over Philadelphia and Montreal following the Nov. 17 loss to Tampa Bay.After Zuccarello scored from the slot 9 minutes in, Boyle put the Rangers up 2-1 with a power-play goal 2:04 later.With Nash serving a double minor, Callahan pulled the Lightning even at 2 with 2:26 left in the first. Shortly after St. Louis failed to score on an in-close chance, Kucherov made it 4-2 at 9:38 of the third.Nash cut the Rangers’ deficit to 4-3 with 7:11 left.(MARK DIDTLER)TweetPinShare0 Shares
SIOUX CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A MOTORCYCLE CRASH THAT INJURED ONE PERSON LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN MORNINGSIDE.POLICE SAY THE SMALL MOTORCYCLE CRASHED AROUND 11:45PM IN THE 4200 BLOCK OF GLENN AVENUE.THE MALE DRIVER WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET AND WAS TAKEN TO MERCY ONE HOSPITAL WITH HEAD INJURIES.THE VICTIM’S NAME AND CONDITION HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.updated 1:18pm 5/2/19
Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech
The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop. At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee sprain for much of the 2018 season, took a shot to his right knee and had to leave the game.The Alabama quarterback appeared to be in some pain on the sideline and was checked out by trainers. He then spent the remainder of the game on the sideline, riding the medical bike at times.Tagovailoa was replaced under center by Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, as Jalen Hurts is also dealing with an injury.Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the status of Tagovailoa following the game. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious.Saban said that Tagovailoa could have returned to the game if Alabama needed him.“He got hit low a few times out there today,” Saban said. “He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was. I think he’s OK.”Still, this has to be at least a little bit concerning for Alabama, as this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. Something is clearly bothering Tagovailoa in that knee, even if it’s just minor.Tagovailoa and Alabama are set to play the Citadel next weekend before hosting Auburn in a rivalry game. The Crimson Tide can take it easy with Tua next weekend, making sure he’s good to go for the Tigers. Alabama then has Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.