UL Alumni Give Back To Alma Mater

first_imgIn a commendable act of humanitarian gesture and giving back to one’s alma mater, at least 50 alumni of the University of Liberia jumpstarted the campaign to give the UL a facelift by giving more than US$4,000.00 and pledging more than 200 gallons of oil paint. Making remarks at the launch, UL President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, lauded the Alumni Association for the gesture and recounted the many contributions the Association has made to the institutions since he took over as president.“When we came on board, one of the first things we did was to challenge the University of Liberia Alumni Association, ULAA, to partner with us in the provision of scholarships, which it responded favorably. If the Alumni Association can respond positively when we were in ‘intensive care,’ I have no doubt that it can do even more; we are grateful to you,” he said.He named the provision of scholarships, primarily to its members and students, some of whom are in other parts of the world, including Connecticut, USA.Serving as the chief launcher, Alumnus and current Minister of Defense, Mr. Brownie J. Samukai, a member of the Class of 1984, said the UL had a profound impact on his young life for which he will always be internally grateful. “That’s why we want to come back every time to this school,” he said. “The four years I spent here were the best time of my life.”Other notable alumni who came to the aid of their alma mater were Banker John B. S. Davies, Class of 1998, President and CEO of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI); Counselor David A. B. Jallah, Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Mr. David Farhart, former Minister of Finance; Dr. Eugene Shannon, former Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy; Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Executive Director of the Center Transparency and Accountability International (CENTAL); Mrs. Atty. Nedia S. Kamara, who also represented her husband, Mr. Boima S. Kamara, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank; and Senior Economist, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., among others.The Administration of the University of Liberia, in collaboration with the UL Alumni Association (ULAA), recently launched the campaign to paint some of the infrastructure on the campuses of the University. The program was held in the UL Park on the Capitol Hill Campus of the institution, a release signed by Mr. Norris Tweah, vice president, University Relations said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ancelotti tipped to quit Bayern for China

first_imgBundesliga Ancelotti to quit Bayern for China in January? Italian tipped for switch by Basler 21:57 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich PATRIK STOLLARZ Bundesliga Bayern München Hoffenheim v Bayern München Carlo Ancelotti The former Juventus and Chelsea boss has opened the defence of a Bundesliga crown in Germany but is said to have a pre-contract deal to join the CSL Carlo Ancelotti has been surprisingly tipped to quit Bayern Munich for the Chinese Super League in January by Mario Basler.The former Bayern winger claims to have been informed by a reliable source that the Italian coach has a pre-contract agreement in place with a CSL club.That deal could be pushed through in the New Year, ahead of the 2018 campaign in the Far East. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Basler told German talk show Sport1: “Some days ago I heard that Carlo Ancelotti has already signed a contract for a club abroad starting in the winter.”It’s said that he has already signed a pre-contract at the place where the most money exists, in China.”The ex-Germany international went on to add: “I cannot confirm it 100 per cent but my source is very trustworthy.“Let’s put it this way: I can’t say anything negative about my source, who I completely trust.“I’m not saying it’s definitely true, but this is what I’ve been told.”Goal understands that a CSL club has sounded out the possibility of Ancelotti making a move to Asia, but that all parties are “a significant distance from reaching an agreement”.Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich Bundesliga 05061Guangzhou Evergrande are considered to be a possible landing spot for the 58-year-old, with Luiz Felipe Scolari currently under pressure after suffering a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Shanghai SIPG in the first leg of their AFC Champions League clash.Were Ancelotti to make such a move, it would represent the second time in his career that he has followed World Cup-winning ex-Brazil boss Scolari into a post.He did likewise back in 2009 when inheriting the reins at Chelsea.Ancelotti lifted the Premier League title and FA Cup during his time with the Blues, with his CV boasting an enviable collection of trophies.The former Juventus, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain boss has lifted league titles in Italy, England, France, Spain and Germany, while tasting Champions League glory on three occasions – to go with the two European Cups he won as a player.last_img read more

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NEB suggests noise reduction for ferries and other vessels in BCs Salish

first_imgCALGARY — A reconsidered National Energy Board report endorsing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline suggests potential limits on whale-watching boats and noise reduction efforts for ferries that ply British Columbia’s Salish Sea.The shipping route that is a critical habitat for southern resident killer whales would see a seven-fold increase in tankers carrying diluted bitumen to offshore markets if the federal government approves the project.The board’s latest report makes 16 new recommendations for the government, including reducing noise of ferries and incentives and requirements for quiet vessel design.Robert Steedman, chief environmental officer with the National Energy Board, told a news conference the recommendations are broad and “not necessarily prescriptive.”He says the solutions the government will want to examine are complex and all activities on the Salish Sea would have to be considered.The board has already made 156 recommendations on the controversial project, and Steedman says some of the latest ones relate to underwater noise generated by marine vessels and the possibility ships could strike marine species or disrupt their communication and behaviour.“The recommendations relate to the entire system of marine navigation and marine traffic in the area and the panel feels strongly that as the recommendations are implemented they will offset the relatively minor effects of the project-related marine traffic and in fact will benefit the entire Salish Sea ecosystem,” he says. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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