The Need for a National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

first_imgThe Chargé d’Affaires of the Qatari Embassy accredited near Monrovia, Shamsan Abdullah Al-Sada, last Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marjon V. Kamara, during which he informed the Minister that the Embassy would start issuing visas soon. Mr. Al-Sada informed Minister Kamara that the issue of Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) was almost completed and that his country’s Ministry of Finance was concluding modalities on the issuance of visas here in Liberia, a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.Al-Sada thanked Minister Kamara for receiving him despite her busy schedule and expressed concerns about the relationship subsisting between the two countries, adding that his embassy wants to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Qatar and Liberia.He expressed gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her interest in the DTA, and informed her that the Qatari government has ratified the Air Service Agreement Treaty (ASAT) and encouraged the Liberian side to do the same. Among other things, Al-Sada told Minister Kamara that the Qatari government is now ready to sign more treaties for the mutual benefit of both countries and peoples, adding: “The Embassy’s doors are always opened to Liberia.”Before Minister Kamara’s response, the Deputy Foreign Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration, Dehpue Zuo, informed the Minister of the enormous progress that is being made working along with other sectors of the Liberian government. Responding after welcoming Chargé d’Affaires Al-Sada, Minister Kamara expressed government’s appreciation of Qatar’s diplomatic presence in Liberia, and wished that the relationships between the nations remain effective and concretized to the mutual benefit of both countries and peoples.She informed Mr. Al-Sada that the concerns he had raised would be taken to President Sirleaf for her immediate action; and she assured him that Liberia is working diligently to meet her side of the treaties. “I will convey all the sentiments you have raised to the President. I can assure you that she will attach importance to them,” she told Mr. Al-Sada.Regarding their request for a parcel of land to construct their embassy, she informed Mr. Al-Sada that the matter was under consideration. She further informed him that their other request for state security for their Embassy was being processed.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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Arrest made in burglary of Congressman Xavier Becerra’s office

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He allegedly took a laptop computer and video and digital cameras. The laptop did not contain any sensitive information. Investigators believed the congressman’s office was not targeted, and that it was a random burglary. “Why’d he do it? He’s got a narcotics problem,” Schultz said. Police said at the time of his arrest, they recovered a coke pipe from his shirt pocket. He had also been living on the streets after having been kicked out of his aunt’s house in South Los Angeles because of his drug habit, Schultz said. —————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. A 50-year-old homeless man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the same location he is accused of burglarizing over two weeks ago – the offices of Congressman Xavier Becerra on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles, a detective said this morning. William Branscomb, 50, was arrested about 12:30 yesterday outside Becerra’s offices in the 1900 block of West Sunset Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Detective Dan Schultz. A security guard who recognized him from a surveillance photo put out after the burglary, spotted the suspect in the lobby, and after a short chase outside, wrestled him to the ground and took him into custody, Schultz said. Branscomb was treated at a local hospital for a cut to his face and was booked without bail into the Parker Center Jail on burglary charges. At the time of his arrest, Branscomb was on parole for a 2005 burglary conviction out of Beverly Hills, Schultz said. He is accused of entering the building Aug. 22 and signing in at the lobby desk to go to the seventh floor, but using the stairs to go back down to the fifth floor instead, police said. He allegedly pried the front door to Becerra’s office to get inside and put several items into his backpack. He also tried to break into other offices on the sixth floor, but was unsuccessful.last_img read more

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Shock stats! Players with the 10 highest Premier League win ratios

first_img 10 2. Stefan Savic (Man City) – 90.9 per cent win ratio (10 wins in 11 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Montenegrin centre-back spent just one season at the Etihad but in his short spell won a Community Shield and the Premier League title in 2011/12. He’s now starring for Fiorentina in Serie A. 10 10 9. Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) – 75.4 per cent win ratio (43 wins in 57 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Spaniard has never let the Gunners down, whether as a starter or as a deputy to Kieran Gibbs at left-back. A reliable performer with the occasional goal, he’s been a solid signing since joining from Malaga in 2013. 3. Gerard Pique (Man United) – 83.3 per cent win ratio (10 wins in 12 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – His partnership with Carles Puyol at Barcelona will likely be considered one of the best of the modern era but his time with the Red Devils, although relatively short, was pretty successful too. 10 10 7. James Wilson (Man United) – 76.9 per cent win ratio (10 wins in 13 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – Another Man United starlet who is slowly making waves is striker Wilson, he’s only got one goal but more are likely to come in the future. *All statistics correct up to 14 April 2015. Minimum of 10 Premier League appearances required.Arsenal’s form since the start of 2015 has been nothing short of sparkling, north London derby defeat aside.One of the big reasons behind that has been the form of goalkeeper David Ospina, who has starred between the sticks for Arsene Wenger’s men.Subsequently it has been revealed the Colombian, with the Gunners’ victory over Burnley, now has the best win ratio in Premier League history.And here at talkSPORT we love a win ratio more than Tim Sherwood, so sit back and take a look at the top ten players with the highest win ratios in the Premier League*.Click the right arrow to scroll through our list… 10 5. Asier Del Horno (Chelsea) – 80 per cent win ratio (20 wins in 25 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Spanish left-back spent just one campaign with the Blues following a £8m move from Athletic Bilbao. His one goal for the club came against Tottenham and he won a Premier League title – not bad for someone considered a flop. 10 10 6. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – 78.6 per cent win ratio (11 wins in 14 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Gunners starlet has been a revelation at right-back this term scoring two times in 14 matches. His marauding runs forward and his competent defending have been key to Arsene Wenger’s side’s recent excellent form. 10. Patrick McNair (Man United) – 75 per cent win ratio (9 wins in PL 12 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Northern Irish starlet was thrown in at the deep end by Louis van Gaal this year but he’s learned valuable lessons and looks promising, if a little clumsy. 1. David Ospina (Arsenal) – 91.7 per cent win ratio (11 wins in 12 games) – As you may well have seen, David Ospina is the player with the best win ratio of all players to have played at least ten Premier League games. The Colombian has impressed despite his erratic style and has kept six clean sheets so far. 4. Arjen Robben (Chelsea) – 82.1 per cent win ratio (55 wins in 67 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – The Dutch superstar was brilliant across his three-year spell with the Blues, helping them to two Premier League titles during that time. It’s easy to see why his win ratio is so high. 10 8. Igors Stepanovs (Arsenal) – 76.5 per cent win ratio (13 wins in 17 games) – Click right to see the highest win ratios in Premier League history – Widely regarded as one of the worst players ever to pull on an Arsenal shirt, it actually turns out his win ratio is one of the best in Premier League history. 10last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS – OTWAY IN FULL SWING

first_imgThe last two Sundays have been all-action with the turkey scrambles now in full-swing (excuse the pun !)On Sunday 13th, the team of Noel Fisher,Sam Anderson, Paddy Lynch and George Hamilton returned a fantastic score of eleven under par, but needed every one as Damian Gallagher’s team was hot on their heels one shot back on 10 under.Last Sunday, in slightly wintery conditions, it was the team of Brendan Gallagher, Andrew Stoddard, Martin Duffy and Kieran Donaghey to claim victory with an equally impressive score of 7 under par. Congrats to all winners on their play, and for the rest of us,we have to try a bit harder, and a bit earlier, because with losing the hour on Saturday night, tee off this Sunday 27th will be at 12 noon, with names in to the clubhouse by 11.45 at the latest !GOLF NEWS – OTWAY IN FULL SWING was last modified: October 21st, 2013 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:Otway Gof Club noteslast_img read more

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Ballon d’Or 30 man list in full including Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool stars

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Ronaldo and Messi have won five Ballond’Or’s apiece Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to retain the prestigious award scrap getty images BEST OF revealed gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Although he is currently injured, Kevin De Bruyne can be pleased to see his name on the list as well, as well as Manchester United star and World Cup winner Paul Pogba.To see the full list, scroll down for the 30-man list in full. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Sergio Aguero, Alisson Becker, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani, Thibaut Courtois, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Roberto Firmino, Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Isco, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kante, Hugo Lloris, Mario Mandzukic, Sadio Mane, Marcelo, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Neymar, Jan Oblak, Paul Pogba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Luis Suarez, Raphael Varane 2 Mohamed Salah and Eden Hazard were the leading names from the Premier League to make the 2018 Ballon d’Or.The prestigious award, which is created by France Football, is awarded to the best player in the world for the calendar year. Cristiano Ronaldo is the reigning holder after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2017 and he makes the list once again after his move to Juventus.He is joined by Lionel Messi, who has won the award five times in the past for his incredible efforts in the past.The Premier League is well represented with a total of 11 players making the list. Liverpool’s attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane make the list for their goal scoring heroics, with new teammate Alisson Becker also on the list.Chelsea stars N’golo Kante and Eden Hazard make the list after terrific World Cups and hotshots Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane are rewarded for their prolific seasons in front of goal. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense 2 Most Popular Football Newslast_img read more

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McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUP

first_imgTori Pena & Irish Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle at the European Cup Team Championships Dublin. Photo By Kieran CarlinOn day one of the European Cup at Santry, in which twelve nations are competing including Ireland, Finn Valley’s Tori Pena grabbed 11 valuable points.It was the second best individual tally from the squad clearing 4-30 in difficult conditions to push Ireland to a best ever opening day total which has them in 6th position.Tori now remains in Europe for the summer preparing for the world championships in Moscow mid August. Club mate Patsy Mc Gonagle, the Irish team leader, expressed delight with the response and attitude of the squad and underlined the average age being 22/23.“It bodes well for the years ahead,” he said.   McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUP was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 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:McGONAGLE PRAISE FOR TORI AT EUROPEAN CUPlast_img read more

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Vipers sign defender, in advanced talks with another

first_imgJust a day after Vipers league winning captain Nicholas Wadada joined Tanzanian side Azam FC on a one year deal, the Venoms have already made efforts to bolster their defence.Vipers captain Nicholas Wadada (left) signed for Azam FCThe 2017/18 league champions have acquired the services of Kirinya JSS defender Livingston Mulondo, the core of the Jinja based side.-It is understood from reliable sources that Mulondo, commonly known as ‘C4’ has signed a two and ahalf year deal with the Venoms.Mulondo moves on a free after his contract with Kirinya expired at the end of last season.Livinstone Mulondo (right) saw out his contract with Kirinya.He becomes the second defender to join the reigning champions after they also acquired the services of former Lweza and SC Villa rock Ibrahim Kiyemba.Mulondo was integral to Kirinya’s record league high finish last season which saw them concede a seventh lowest of 27 goals on their way to a fifth place finish.The centre back has been training with Vipers ahead of their CECAFA club tournament and was part of the club’s friendly match against Mawokota on Sunday.He becomes Vipers’ 4th signing after Rahmat Senfuka, Ibrahim Kiyemba and goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya have all put pen to paper.In a similar development, the Venoms are understood to be in advanced talks with URA FC, 20 year old right-back Fred Okot over a possible move to the St. Marys stadium.Fred Okot is nearing a move to the venomsThe Venoms have reportedly tabled a two year deal for the Hippos defender and hope to close the deal later this week.If the chase for Okot is successful, Vipers would have found a long term replacement for the departed Wadada.He brings youth, energy and tenacity to a side that had lacked the later for a few seasons now.The high flying wing back has previously featured for Kireka United and Lweza FC before joining URA FC at the start of the 2016-17 season.Once the deal is sealed, Okot’s immediate assignment will be the forthcoming CECAFA Club cup in Tanzania where Vipers is pitted against Azam FC, Kator FC and JKU.Still with the league champions, they will conduct a trophy tour on Wednesday around Kampala and Entebbe.The league champions will hold a trophy parade this weekThe Venoms dethroned KCCA after accumulating 65 points to win their second league title.The parade, which kicks off at 10 AM, will start from Kololo airstrip and head towards Nakasero to the club’s sponsors DFCU Bank and Hima Cement main offices.From there, the convoy will head to Wandegeya, Kampala Road, City Square and then to their famous Entebbe Road.On Entebbe road, fans will have a chance to view the trophy closely at Katwe, Zzana, Kajjansi, Abayita Ababiri, Kawuku before they conclude the tour at Roofing Group Limited, the club’s third sponsors.Comments Tags: Fred OkotIbrahim KiyembaLivingstone MulondoNicholas Wadadavipers sclast_img read more

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Fancy owning your own ‘Quiet Man’ cottage in beautiful Ardara?

first_imgIf The Quiet Man is amongst your favourite films, then this stunning traditional cottage could be for you.With an asking price of €135,000, Glengesh Cottage, Glengesh, Ardara, is a bargain. Set in a very quiet area, this traditional thatched cottage is situated in a most scenic landscape enjoying delightful views over the majestic glacier formed Glengesh Pass between the popular heritage towns of Ardara and Glencolmcille in south-west Donegal.It is very reminiscent of the cottage which featured in the legendary 1952 film, The Quiet Man in which John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara co-starred.FeaturesVery special location with lovely rural and picturesque outlookShort drive to heritage and popular tourist town of Ardara Fantastic beaches nearbyVery traditional and genuine in appearance and styleTwo reasonable sized bedroomsPVC windows and oil fired central heatingPrivate water well & open fire Large 2-acre plot – Folio DL41761FBER G RatingDirectionsFrom the village of Ardara, travel south bound along the N56 for approximately 2km. Then turn left, signposted for Glencolmcille on the R230 for a further 4 km through the Glengesh Pass and the cottage cannot be missed on the left-hand side of the road. For further information contact +353 74 9724040 or Email: property@sfmcl.ieFancy owning your own ‘Quiet Man’ cottage in beautiful Ardara? was last modified: September 1st, 2017 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:ArdaracottagedonegalTHE QUIET MANlast_img read more

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Get ready for the mighty McElhinney’s Black Friday event!

first_imgThe McElhinneys Black Friday event is is just about to begin, bringing four days of incredible designer discounts.  The sale starts at 7.00pm Thursday 24th November through to midnight on Cyber Monday 27th November 2017.The department store have some amazing offers from exclusive designers with up to 60% off in womenswear and huge savings in menswear, accessories, gifts and kids. There will be up 50% off all women’s Ralph Lauren, up to 50% off women’s Tommy Hilfiger and up to 50% off women’s footwear. For the guys there is 25% off Superdry, 25% off Gant and up to 50% off men’s footwear. You’ll have the best dressed kids with up to 50% off both Mayoral and Name It clothes for boys and girls.But the ones to watch are the incredible discounts which McElhinney are offering on jewellery, designer handbags and homewares, including huge savings on KitchenAid appliances.Shop online 24 hours at www.mcelhinneys.com with Free Fast Next Day Delivery on Orders over €49 Ireland and UK and free Returns in Ireland and NI. McElhinney’s is a unique independent, award winning fashion retail business with a footprint of over 100,000 sq. ft. in in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, and a comparable online offering www.mcelhinneys.comEstablished in 1971 by John McElhinney, McElhinney’s is the only destination in Ireland where you can access this unique mix of international designer brands, which are sourced from over 1500 suppliers. McElhinneys directly employ 180 highly trained product specialists to sell them, all under one roof.McElhinneys Christmas Window Unveiling. Photo by Rachel McLaughlinGet ready for the mighty McElhinney’s Black Friday event! was last modified: November 23rd, 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) Tags:Black FridayDiscountsmclehinneysSALElast_img read more

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Year-End Closeout

first_imgThe sun is rising on 2011, but we need to clear the deck from 2010.  Here are ten 2010 headlines to acknowledge as the ball drops in Times Square, to avoid dropping the ball completely before moving on to 2011.Cells:  Many cancer cells have an “eat me” tag, said Science Daily.Early Man:  “Rodents Were Diverse and Abundant in Prehistoric Africa When Our Human Ancestors Evolved,” said Science Daily.  Is that why they left?  (But see 12/29/2010, where Adam was already in Israel.)Health:  Hire a plant as your therapist, suggests work on “indoor plant intervention” reported by Science Daily.Fossils:  How did the Komodo Dragon’s ancestor get from Africa to Indonesia?  Do some baloney detecting work on Science Daily’s tale about how the reptile’s “ability to swim may be key to figuring out how more than 30 million years later its ancestors turned up on the other side of the world.”Evolution:  The arms race is on between maize and smut, says Science Daily.Bird evolution:  Figure out who has the bird brain in Live Science’s story, “Fossilized Bird Brains May Yield Secret of First Flights.”Cosmology:  If a star is born and dies into a black hole, is the black hole born?  Untangle the claims on PhysOrg.Philosophy of science:  Diviners are finding climate change messages in the strangest places: like in broken glass (PhysOrg), floods (National Geographic) and the taste of tea in India (PhysOrg).Ethics:  “Scientists Peer Into the Future of [Embryonic] Stem Cell Biology,” said Science Daily.  Search on the words ethics and cure.Intelligent Design:  Evolution News and Views, the blog of the Discovery Institute, reported four recent papers indicating that Intelligent Design is making waves in scientific journals: #1, #2, #3, and #4, all peer-reviewed scientific papers arguing for design over Darwin.It’s the time of year for historians and prognosticators.  New Scientist looked back at 2010, while Live Science listed its “Science Breakthroughs that 2011 May Bring.”  Stories like these portend a busy year ahead for Creation-Evolution Headlines.We’re going into 2011 strong with ten years of reporting behind us on a wide variety of subjects.  Resolve to tell your friends about Creation-Evolution Headlines.  The easy-to-remember address is “crev.info” – type that in your browser and read, learn, influence.  Happy News Year!(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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