The Liberia International Christian College (LICC) on June 3 graduated 114 students in four disciplines including business management, accounting, education, agriculture and pastoral theology, with agriculture topping the list of graduates.This is the fourth graduation exercise since the school was established a few years ago, with this year’s graduates being the highest in number.The school’s Vice President for Administration, Mrs. Gina Sheets, said from 2012 to 2016 the institution enrolled about 266 students of whom 118 have successfully graduated.The school offers courses in four disciplines in three segments, leading to the graduates obtaining an Associate of Art (AA) degree upon completion.The school is anticipating the launching of a nursing program, if approved by the National Commission on Higher Education, the president, Dr. Sei Goryor Buor, indicated.The LICC is presently constructing a modern arts center to enhance the educational needs of the students and the community in general. The center will also host the agriculture department, which topped the graduation list.The LICC is a Christian-based entity with emphasis on providing education for those who cannot afford to seek higher education in areas outside their localities owing to financial difficulties.The guest speaker, Dr. Michael P. Slawon, who spoke on the topic, “Higher Education, A Key to Fostering Liberia’s Development Agenda,” told the graduates that if the country is to develop in keeping with its vision which calls for creating a middle income country, they must recognize the critical role that higher education plays to bring about paradigm shifts that will positively impact the life of every Liberian.“This means, our students must focus on their studies in various disciplines, particularly in the sciences including engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, agriculture, and mathematics,” he said.Nimba County District #1 Representative Jeremiah Koung called on the government to accredit the institute to offer Bachelor of Arts degree so it can open the nursing department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Local hunters are playing by the rules.Shawn Brinsky is a Field Supervisor with the Conservation Officer Service. He oversees field offices in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Chetwynd. While he says it’s hard to tell the exact amount of poachers in the Peace, he estimates the number would be similar to last year’s numbers. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2128|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=344bb38c5da225deba121f6539f31b1a-Conservation 1_1_Pub.mp3] Deer season lasts until the end of November, after which, Limited Entry Hunting begins. That season is for hunters lucky enough to get animal tags through the Ministry of Environment’s annual lottery.Brinsky says officers conducted a compliance patrol on Thanksgiving Weekend throughout the Peace Region. Advertisement More recently, officers set up a stationary road check on Remembrance Day. Brinsky says numerous hunters were checked. [asset|aid=2129|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=344bb38c5da225deba121f6539f31b1a-Conservation 2_1_Pub.mp3] This time of year, Brinsky says the top three complaints stem around individuals hunting on land without consent, hunters shooting from public roadways, and hunters who accidently shoot the wrong animal, then fail to report it. Officers are asking residents to ‘Report All Poachers and Polluters’ (RAPP). Anyone with information can call the hotline toll-free at 1-877-952-RAPP or visit the RAPP website at www.rapp.bc.ca.Advertisement
Thanks to all of you who entered last week’s quiz which was won by Eugene Perry from Ballyshannon. Eugene won a two-night break at Jurys Hotel in Belfast.And this week we have another great weekend break to give away at one of Donegal’s best hotels – the Mill Park in Donegal Town.The winner will enjoy bed and breakfast on two night at the luxury hotel and use of all the hotel’s superb leisure facilities. To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is answer our questions below and send your entry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Monday, December 20, at 6pm. You must include your name, contact telephone number and town/townland where you are from. (You’d be amazed at how many people enter and DON’T do this!)The winner will be the first correct entry drawn by the editor. The competition is free to enter and there is no cash alternative. Editor’s decision is final. Good luck! 1What is the hardest material in the human body?2What name is given to a female peacock?3Who was Britain’s first million pound footballer?4What is the only mammal that can fly?5How much are Briquettes on the Watson Hire website ?6In cockney rhyming slang, what is a tea-leaf?7Which actor played tv detective Columbo?8In the phonetic alphabet, what words represents the letter S?9What is the collective noun for a group of owls?10What is prepared in a tannery?11What is Carpet Interiors Mountain Top famous sales slogan12How much is the Gold Standard Service at Inishowen Motors13At what type of shop did the Great Fire of London start?14In the body, which organ secretes bile?15Good ol Boys’ was the theme tune to which tv series?16Which broadcasting corporation is known as Auntie?17What is dried in an oast house?18What actor was born Maurice Micklewhite?19What is the only bird that can fly backwards?20Which Australian city stands near the mouth of the Yarra River?21What year was the Eglinton Flying Club established22How Much is Sunday Lunch in The Station House Hotel Letterkenny23What is the common name for the clavicle?24What numeric term describes perfect eyesight and a form of cricket?25How many black keys are there on a standard piano?WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH THE DONEGALDAILY.COM QUIZ was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal Townmill park hotelwin a weekend away
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s interesting. Teaching is a performance,” she said. “To keep students engaged, there’s more going on than day-to-day activities.” Young got her start on the dance floor at age 8, when her mother, concerned about her daughter’s posture, enrolled her in dance classes. She quickly found herself clicking away in tap class and shaking her hips in hula, but it was ballet that captivated her. By 10, she began to study ballet seriously at the University of Utah’s extension division. When her family moved to California two years later, she trained at the San Francisco Ballet School. When she was 15, she returned to Utah and joined Ballet West, a professional dance company that offered the teen a contract and a tour of Europe. “It was pretty exciting. It was truly a growing experience,” she said. “Part of it was frightening, but you are protected traveling with a group.” That dance group became her extended family for the next 10 years as she traveled with it to Greece, Spain and Italy, dancing in outdoor theaters sometimes until midnight. The work was hard. Time off was spent traveling by plane, train or bus to the next show. Sightseeing was impossible, she said. But along the way, Young transformed from a dancer among many on stage into the lead performer. She also fell in love with another dancer and moved with him to Los Angeles when she was 25. She continued performing for the next eight years, opened up a small dance studio that evolved into the Pasadena Dance Theater and was a choreographer for small dance companies across the country. By the time she was 37, Young decided that she had professionally danced her last dance. “I had danced all the roles I had wanted to dance,” she said. “I was gratified by my career.” Young continues to stretch as she tells her story, rolling on her back and lifting her legs high into the air, when suddenly she sees the clock. It’s 10:40 a.m. Time for class. She whisks down the hall and enters the class full of young dancers warming up at the barre. Taking her place at the front of the room, she slides her feet to the side and then fluidly behind her, showing her class members the moves they will practice. Taking her cue at the piano, Sharon Lam begins to play. Lam peers over her piano and watches Young and the students at work. “The kids learn a lot from her,” Lam says, nodding to Young, who takes a student’s hand and tells her to relax it. Down the hall from Young’s office sits Colin Connor, who teaches contemporary dance and composition. He has worked with Young for five years and said it’s inspiring to watch her with her students. “She has a lot of integrity,” he said. “She’s very gracious.” email@example.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – It’s 25 minutes before her Thursday ballet class and Cynthia Young is stretching out on a mat inside the Pilates room. She rubs her bare feet over a small orange ball and talks about her life, her professional start in dance at age 15 and how she arrived at the California Institute of the Arts 10 years ago to teach. Her body, small and tight from years of conditioning, falls into the exercises easily as she pulls her legs to the side and stretches her arms over them. The 50-year-old loosens up with the warm-up every day. And though her days of dancing across stages before audiences have passed, Young said her performances really have not.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “This means that the FAA has to wait for harm to occur or almost occur before it can impose restrictions, even against foreseeable harm,” the proposal says. “Instead, Congress requires that space flight participants be informed of the risks.” Physical exams for passengers are recommended, but will not be required, “unless a clear public safety need is identified,” the FAA says in the proposed regulations. Passengers also would have to be trained on how to respond during emergencies, including the loss of cabin pressure, fire and smoke, as well as how to get out of the vehicle safely. Pilots, meanwhile, must have an FAA pilot certificate and be able to show that they know how to operate the vehicle. Student or sport pilot licenses would not qualify. Each member of the crew must have a medical certificate issued within a year of the flight, and a crew member’s physical and mental state must “be sufficient to perform safety-related roles,” the rules say. WASHINGTON – Thinking of spending that next vacation on the moon or Mars or circling Earth? Before liftoff, there’s a list of things the would-be “space flight participant” should know. More than 120 pages of proposed rules, released by the government Thursday, regulate the future of space tourism. This don’t-forget list touches on everything from passenger medical standards to preflight training for the crew. Before taking a trip that literally is out of this world, companies would be required to inform the “space flight participant” – known in more earthly settings as simply a passenger – of the risks. Passengers also would be required to provide written consent before boarding a vehicle for takeoff. Legislation signed a year ago by President George W. Bush and designed to help the space industry flourish prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration from issuing safety regulations for passengers and crew for eight years, unless specific design features or operating practices cause a serious or fatal injury. The FAA also would require each crew member to be trained to ensure that the vehicle will not harm the public, such as if it had to be abandoned during a flight emergency. The legislation that Bush signed last year tasked the FAA with coming up with rules to regulate the commercial space flight industry, which has been slowly getting off the ground. Laws governing private sector space endeavors, such as satellite launches, have existed for some time. But there previously has been no legal jurisdiction for regulating commercial human spaceflight. In 2001, California businessman Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist when he rode a Russian Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station. Mark Shuttleworth, a South African Internet magnate, followed a year later on a similar trip, also paying $20 million for the ride. Last year, in a feat considered a breakthrough for the future of private spaceflight, Burt Rutan won the $10 million Ansari X Prize by rocketing his SpaceShipOne to the edge of space twice in five days from Mojave. Two months ago, Greg Olsen, who made millions at a Princeton, N.J., technology company, became the world’s third paying space tourist, also on a jaunt to the International Space Station. The 123-page proposal was published Thursday in the Federal Register, the government’s daily publication of rules and regulations, and will be subject to public comment for 60 days, through Feb. 27. Final regulations are expected by June 23. On the Net: Human space flight requirements for crew and space flight participants: http://www.faa.gov/regulationspolicies/rulemaking/recentlypublished/media/ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Kurt Zouma has been dropped to the substitutes’ bench by Guus Hiddink for the Dutchman’s first match in charge since returning to Chelsea as interim manager.It means Gary Cahill is restored alongside John Terry at the back. Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is on the bench.Watford make one change, with José Holebas coming in for on-loan Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake, who cannot play against the Blues under the terms of his loan deal.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro, Costa.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Remy.Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Holebas; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Deeney, Jurado; Ighalo.Subs: Arlauskis, Prödl, Behrami, Anya, Guedioura, Berghuis, Diamanti.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Should America become like Europe? Or should Europe reverse course and return to its Reformation roots?The secularization of America continues at a rapid pace. Last month, PhysOrg reported on a new survey that shows fewer Americans go to church or believe in God. The trend is striking when considered over 35 years.A research team that included Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs from Case Western Reserve University analyzed data from 58,893 respondents to the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults administered between 1972 and 2014. Five times as many Americans in 2014 reported that they never prayed as did Americans in the early 1980s, and nearly twice as many said they did not believe in God.Americans in recent years were less likely to engage in a wide variety of religious practices, including attending religious services, describing oneself as a religious person, and believing that the Bible is divinely inspired, with the biggest declines seen among 18- to 29-year-old respondents. The results were published today in the journal Sage Open.Millennials are not just preferring to worship God in their own way outside of church. They are not seeking other kinds of spirituality; they are actually becoming more secular. Here’s what one of the researchers says about “Generation Me”: “The large declines in religious practice among young adults are also further evidence that Millennials are the least religious generation in memory, and possibly in American history.”At least the choir members might be getting some health benefits in church. Medical Xpress reports that a cancer research center found that “Singing in a choir for just one hour boosts levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer, reduces stress and improves mood, which in turn could have a positive impact on overall health.” Nothing is said about church choirs, however. There are secular choirs.This is a warning to pastors, youth leaders and Christian workers. The trend toward secularization is accelerating. It may be due to multiple causes: the breakdown of the nuclear family, the advance of the entitlement mentality, and the proliferation of internet entertainment. One factor certainly looms large: the complete Darwinization of public education. If young people from Christian homes are indoctrinated from youth through college with absolutely no exposure to anything that isn’t 100% pure Darwinian secularism, what do you expect them to believe about reality? Science explains it all. Who needs church? Who needs God? A typical church service can’t compete with secular culture, awash with entertaining bright lights and flashy sounds, and the school textbooks that give the impression that humans have figured out everything without a religious crutch. Add to that the instant gratification of all earthly desires via the internet, and hordes of friends with their “likes” on social media; what millennial or member of Generation Me wants to be associated with something as uncool and superfluous as church?Churches can’t compete with Vanity Fair, nor should they. Millennials are not going to be drawn back to church by better entertainment. It’s time to remove unnecessary traditions and focus on the core of God’s message. What young people need is truth, a worldview that provides certainty in a crazy world of polarized views, subjectivity, and easy lust. The truth needs to make sense, and fit the world as they experience it. Apologetics cannot be minimized. Some churches pretend as if positive messages focused solely on “how to be a nicer person” or “let’s all love one another” will stop the secular drift. Pastors need to answer basic questions: Is what you are preaching true? Why should I commit myself to what you are saying?Young people are falling for the notion that secularism is religiously neutral. No worldview is neutral. Anything that offers an explanation for ultimate questions is as religious as a church, synagogue or mosque. It’s not a question of religion vs secularism, therefore, but which religion are they going to choose: the broad way that leads to destruction, or the narrow way that leads to life.No church leader should consider their message complete unless it gives a young person courage to stand for the gospel no matter the cost. An immature confession of faith is not enough to overcome the din of the world’s confusing, dominant message of secular values. A young person needs knowledge and commitment to defend his or her worldview against all the pressure of friends, social media, video, music, crowd psychology and the presumptive authority of science.Without a revival, the trend will most likely continue down the path that Europe followed. Already, it’s costing Christians to live out their faith. The time may soon come when churches need to prepare a generation not of “Me” but of martyrs. (Visited 52 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s report was mixed as it was bullish for corn but bearish for soybeans. The big question for corn: Will it have enough strength to close above the critical $3.80 mark for December CBOT corn? The corn yield came in at 167.5 bushels per acre, last month it was 168.8. Corn ending stocks were 1.592 bushels verses 1.713 billion bushels in August. Corn production was pegged at 13.585 billion bushels, last month was 13.686 billion bushels. Corn had a 20 cent range in 10 minutes following the report release. First up 6 cents, then down ten cents, and then once again moved to higher on the day. Evidently the computers saw numbers that were conflicting and kept them busy buying and selling, then buying in a very short time frame. During that same time frame soybeans had a 25 cent range. Soybean production was increased to 3.935 billion bushels, last month was 3.916 billion bushels. The soybean yield was increased to 47.1 bushels per acre, last month was 46.9.Traders were looking for this report day to show small declines in corn and soybean yields. Many are expecting, or hoped this report to be a yawner. Steve Freed of ADM Investor Services reports that the August USDA report was the biggest miss in history of trader’s expectations vs the actual USDA numbers. Grains all had double digit loses that day.Prior to the report corn was down 4 cents, soybeans down 8 cents, with wheat down 5 cents. At 12:30 pm was up 3 cents, soybeans down 12 cents, while wheat was unchanged.Today is the USDA monthly supply and demand report. However, it is not the first thought in their minds with harvest getting underway, or shortly will be in many parts of Ohio as well as the Midwest. Customers are harvesting corn and soybeans this week in Pickaway county. Many others will be starting in the next week. Early, early reports of corn yields particularly in the south are 10 to 15 bushels below expectations. The bigger question is this: how high will corn yields go in Minnesota and South Dakota as both will set new record yields this year?Dry weather in August and early September is pushing crops to rapid maturity. Harvest looks to be two weeks ahead of normal from the harvesting that has taken place so far in Ohio. Expect yields to be all over the board with huge ranges seen on the combine monitor.The Brazil real has allowed their producers to get $12.64. Producers in Brazil this week are selling soybeans, mostly new crop. That is proving resistance for soybean prices. Soybean acres in Brazil are expected to increase 3% to 5% with corn acres down for this upcoming growing season.The ethanol report this week had corn used near expectations. The trade was looking for ethanol stocks to increase. Instead they were down almost 2%. Ethanol production was up 1% from the previous week and up 3% from last year. Margins increased slightly to 24 cents compared to 20 cents last week. Weekly export sales were out this morning, a day late due to the Labor Day holiday. Soybean export sales of 65.8 million bushels were above the high end of trade expectations. Corn export sales were disappointing at just 16.2 million bushels.China has been buying soybean cargoes from the U.S. to come out of the Pacific northwest. They are also buying Canadian rapeseed oil as soyoil from Argentina does not fit currently into China’s price mix. That purchase was a surprise.Other items grabbing headlines include the weather with the 6 to 10 day forecast calling for normal to above normal temperatures and rainfall. Other headlines also include the questions of China doing some kind of stimulus package and also if the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates with their meeting later this month.In the category of you may not have heard this, Goldman Sachs was out with a report they would not rule out crude oil reaching $20. This morning crude oil is at $44.91, down $1.00.The September USDA report is now out of the way. The market will quickly focus upon weather, farmer sell rate, and actual harvest yields.Everyone have a safe harvest season!Let us remember what happened on 9/11 and the lives that were lost.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Randall Reeder, P.E., Extension agricultural engineer (retired)Is there an advantage in a wet spring with planting green? Most of the Ohio no-tillers who replied to the question said, “Yes.”Here are a few specific reasons and additional comments from 10 of our No-Till Council members as they assessed 2019 spring planting heading into June.David Brandt in Fairfield County was closing in on finishing spring planting with 40 acres of low ground to go. Of course last fall provided poor conditions for cover crop establishment. The late harvest was followed by a rainy November, followed by wet winter with a Polar Vortex. Trying to plant green where there was very little green to plant into did not work this spring, especially in much of the very soggy northwestern portion of Ohio. Further south, there have been relatively more opportunities to plant, though Nathan Brown in Highland County has faced plenty of issues this spring.“So far this has been the most challenging spring of my career. With a wet fall continuing through to the current date, it has really played havoc to soils across the area,” Brown said. “The gully erosion that was experienced with this wet winter pattern was some of the most extreme we have experienced. The late harvest really played into the limited establishment of cover crops and with little living plant mass, soil loss was high.”Planting green this spring helped Brown get a jump on some fields.“I believe that the cover crops has allowed us to plant a little earlier as we are now two-thirds done with corn and soybeans. Planting green has helped hold the planter and tractor up better than our fields without covers. My crops are just beginning to emerge but from my scouting today, it seems my corn is having better emergence in covers verses plain no-till,” Brown said. “With the root mass in the soils it allowed the planter to open and close the seed slot with less compaction in the root zone and has allowed more uniform emergence. In soybeans, we didn’t have great cover stands but has given enough weed suppression that we have reduced our residual and burndown chemical program by half. We will see how the season goes but is looking promising in reducing cost to help pay for the cover crop seeding cost.”A well-established living cover is a huge advantage because the crop is sucking up excess moisture. But it has to be in continuous no-till, with cover crops, for at least 2 or 3 years to get that advantage. The ground is firmer, reducing compaction.Cover crops help control weeds, both before and after planting, which reduces herbicide costs. Cover crops also keep the soil warm at night, which can help corn germinate quicker.Martha Winters in Sandusky County had a puzzling situation with cover crops this spring.“Where the cover crop stand was the best (55 pounds of cereal rye per acre in soybean ground) the soil was still very wet. With 22 pounds of cereal rye ahead of the corn, the soil dried out much quicker. We were able to plant corn green (22 pounds of cereal rye) into a silty clay loam soil a day before a very fine sand because the heavier spots in the sandy field were still too wet with 55 pounds of cereal rye. We were extremely surprised and disappointed by this,” she said.But Nathan Brause, who farms in Crawford and Richland counties, said years of building soil health helped, even without a good cover crop this spring.“We can plant no-till in wetter soils than the worked soils around us because of soil health,” he said. “I drove the planter by waterlogged fields all around me and pulled into the field. It was barely solid enough to hold the tractor up, but planted very well and closed the seed trench.”A good cover mix also provides habitat for a variety of insects and wildlife (bees, dragonflies, quail, fawns).Summarizing, having a good cover crop to plant into was an advantage in most cases. And without any cover crop? Erosion is probably the worst ever, even on long-term no-till fields.For those crops planted in June, keep your fingers crossed for a late frost and timely rains during the heat of summer. Cover crop residue can help keep soils moist.Prevented planting? Plant something!If you have made the decision to take “Prevented Planting,” plant a cover crop mix to help build soil health and control weeds.David Brandt offers these tips: first, decide what crop will be planted next year. If it’s corn, a mix with legumes and grasses. Example: cowpeas, clover, Austrian winter pea, radish, sorghum-sudan. If soybeans will be planted next year, use mostly grasses. Example: oats, millet, radish. In both cases, include some sunflowers to add color. Herbicides applied a month ago should not be a concern because of all the rain.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Dailymotion, the Paris-based video sharing portal that is extremely popular in Europe, just launched its first set of iPhone applications. Dailymotion launched two apps: a free, ad-supported version (iTunes link), and a paid version for $5.99 (iTunes link) that does not feature any ads. The apps allow iPhone users to play videos from Dailymotion’s catalog of roughly 12 million videos. Dailymotion users can also use the apps to upload videos directly to the service. Until now, the only way to access Dailymotion from the iPhone was through a mobile-optimized web interface. Given YouTube’s position as a default app on the iPhone, this put Dailymotion at a significant disadvantage.In terms of content, Dailymotion can’t really compete with YouTube, where users now upload more than 24 hours of video per minute, but the app can easily compete with those from other streaming video services. One feature of the app we especially like is how easy it is to browse through different categories. This is also where Dailymotion’s international focus shines through, as the app also makes it very straightforward to restrict searches to popular videos in a specific country. frederic lardinois Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#news#Video Services#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology