The principal of Dawah Ummah High School on 17th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia Mr. Ishmailla A. Sheriff says honesty, teamwork, fair play, and respect for others are benefits for playing sports.Speaking at a program making the 3rd anniversary of the school’s separate sports team called the Yellow House, at the campus of the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street, Wednesday he said physical education is vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. “The benefits of sports reach beyond the impact on the physical well-being of athletes and their value cannot be underestimated,” he said.Principal Sheriff said one of the essential components of quality education is sports and said sport programs do not just promote physical activity, but also correlate to improve academic performance under specific conditions.Sports, he said can also, under right conditions, provide health options to deviant behaviors such as drug abuse, violence and crime. “Physical education and sports have an educational impact and this shows the positive relationship between involving in physical activity and psychosocial development,” Mr. Sheriff told the students.He noted that these learning aspects highlight the impact on physical education in terms of the physical and health aspects of a child and his development. He noted that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that focuses mostly on the positive effects of sports on the physical health, growth and development of athletes. He went further to narrate that physical education and sport also build good healthy habits that encourage lifelong participation in physical activities. “This extends the impact of physical education beyond the school and highlights the potential impact of physical education on public health,” he said. Principal Sheriff then encouraged the students and the administration of the school to expand its sports programs with extensive focus on the development of technical skills. He called on the secretariat and school board to compliment the endeavor of the administration as the case may be.He noted that “the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is now using sports and play programmes to encourage young people, particularly girls and young women to attend school within the refugee camp across the world.”UNICEF, he said, has a strong focus on using sports to campaign for girls’ education as well as promoting education through events and awareness campaigns. Sports based programs; Mr. Sheriff told the students, have been proven to improve the learning performances of children and young people, encouraging school attendance and the desire to succeed academically, whilst majority research into the health and development impacts of sports has been conducted in developed countries. Meanwhile, the programme was characterized with the presentation the house king queen and other colorful performance by the students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“It is a real pleasure to present this Century Farm Award to a pioneer Peace region farm family,” he said in a release.“Congratulations to the Birley family on their accomplishments and I wish them all the best as they continue their proud farming tradition in our area.” Farming ain’t always easy in the north, but one North Peace family is being honoured for keeping at it for 100 years.The Birley Farm has been bestowed with a Century Farm Award today, an award that celebrates British Columbia’s agricultural history.“The Birley family is proud to have continued to farm in this area for four generations, especially since farming in the North has always been a challenge,” Sandra Gunn, one of the farm’s three owners, is quoted as saying in a press release.“We believe that now, more than ever, farmers must unite to ensure the longevity of food security, particularly in the Northeast.- Advertisement -“We hope that everyone will join us in celebrating a long tradition of agriculture here in the Peace region,” she said.Kenneth Birley first broke his Baldonnel land in 1914 after moving to Canada from Australia, and choosing a homestead on a plateau above the Peace River valley.He kept at it for years before handing the reigns over to his son, K. Douglas Birley, who expanded the farm, and ran a successful operation mixed with cattle, grain, and hay, according to the province.Advertisement Today, the original Birley homestead land is owned by Sally Birley, Susan Birley and Sandra Gunn.Richard Birley purchased the surrounding land from Douglas Birley in the 1980s, and continues to own it today.The farm earned official organic certified status in 1989, and Richard Birley is also a founding member of the Peace River Organic Producer’s Association, as well as being active in the Certified Organic Associations of BC.Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm presented the Birley’s with their award.Advertisement
SEOUL, South Korea – Leaders of the two Koreas opened formal talks today at the first summit between the divided countries in seven years, following a chilly reception for the South Korean president from North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Kim began meeting about 9:30 a.m., South Korean pool reports said, after the opening day of the summit Tuesday when the two had no contact besides a 12-minute welcoming ceremony in which they barely exchanged words. This week’s summit is only the second time leaders of the North and South have met since the Korean Peninsula was divided after World War II. On Tuesday, despite rapturous cheers from hundreds of thousands of North Koreans as Roh arrived, Kim was reserved. The words “I’m glad to meet you” were apparently the only ones he uttered during the brief welcoming ceremony that launched the three-day summit. Kim did not hold more meetings with Roh on Tuesday. Instead he let his deputy, the country’s nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, deal with the South Koreans for the rest of the day. They held talks and the North hosted a banquet where Roh offered a toast to Kim Jong Il’s health. The North Korean leader’s apparent snub contrasted with a friendly reception the North’s leader gave to Roh’s predecessor, Kim Dae-jung, at the first-ever summit in 2000. During an airport reception at that time, Kim Jong Il greeted his South Korean counterpart with smiles and clasped both his hands tightly in an emotional moment that softened the North Korean strongman’s image to South Koreans and the world. In the first summit, the two leaders also rode together in a limousine to central Pyongyang and held about a half-hour of talks on the first day. This time, it was unclear what made Kim appear less enthusiastic about the summit in what could be an ominous sign for two rounds of official talks between the two leaders scheduled for today. The White House said it hoped the talks would contribute to peace and security. “Ultimately, it needs to lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday. A top North Korean diplomat said the summit will open up new possibilities for “peace, co-prosperity and the reunification” of the Korean Peninsula. “Nothing is more urgent and important than the reunification of our nation, (which) has been living for more than half a century with the sufferings of territorial division imposed by outside forces,” Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Kim had already seized a dominant position in the talks by only agreeing to a summit in the North, going back on a promise in 2000 to pay a return visit to the South. Roh has said he wants to use this week’s summit to start a genuine peace process with North Korea instead of the current reconciliation track, which has seen halting progress in reducing military tension on the Cold War’s last frontier. The two Koreas remain technically at war since a 1953 cease-fire ended the Korean War, despite seven years of warming ties. Roh has not given any specifics about what he will propose or seek, prompting criticism from conservatives at home that the summit is an ego trip for the South Korean leader to establish a legacy for his unpopular administration, which ends in February. Both Roh and Kim also hope to keep the surging conservatives from winning South Korea’s December presidential election. They hold a commanding lead in opinion polls. The main opposition Grand National Party is more skeptical of relations with the North, insisting that aid be conditional on nuclear disarmament and reforms in the country’s centralized economy. Roh’s eager embrace of the North has also caused friction with Seoul’s ally Washington, which wants improvement in relations between the Koreas to only follow progress in the North scaling back its nuclear ambitions. “Even if we do not reach an agreement in many areas, it would still be a meaningful achievement to narrow the gap in understanding and to enhance confidence in each other,” Roh said of the summit.
Tim Sherwood has breathed life into Aston Villa Football Club since his arrival as manager, veteran goalkeeper Shay Given has told talkSPORT.Sherwood claimed his first three points as Villans boss in Tuesday’s Premier League derby victory over West Brom, and made it back-to-back wins over their local rivals in their FA Cup quarter-final clash at Villa Park on Saturday.Fans were made to sit through a turgid opening half, but Villa looked a different team after the break, with goals from Fabian Delph and on-loan winger Scott Sinclair booking a sem-final trip to Wembley Stadium.And glovesman Given credited his former Blackburn captain with the team’s transformation, revealing that the Villa squad are responding to his passion in the dressing room.“He wasn’t too happy at half-time,” he told Stan on Call Collymore.“The flip-chart went flying in the dressing room and I think you saw our reaction in the second-half, we were much better and caused West Brom a lot of problems.“But that’s what he’s there to do. He’s given us a rollicking when we’ve needed it and that’s probably the first time he’s really let go. I think a few of the lads were a bit shocked, but it got the reaction we needed.“I know Tim from our Blackburn days. We were players together and he was a leader then as the captain, he captained Blackburn to the Premier League title, and he’s very much the same.“He’s so positive on the training ground, so positive in the stadium and the players are responding to that.“Bobby Robson is one of the best man-managers I’ve ever worked with, he knew how to get the best out of players, and that’s one of Tim’s biggest traits too.“He speaks to people on a man-to-man level as well, he takes players aside, he puts his arm around them and he knows if players need a rollicking or a pick-me-up.“Tim has spotted that from day one, and today at half-time you could see the fire in his belly, and you could see a few of the lads thinking, ‘he’s up for this’.”Tuesday’s victory, the club’s first in 14 league games, lifted Aston Villa out of the drop zone, but their battle for safety has only just started.The Villans face a trip to fellow strugglers Sunderland in their next Premier League outing, but Given believes the prospect of fighting for a squad place at Wembley will only help the side in their relegation dogfight.The Irishman added: “It’s a massive scrap at the bottom and we’ve got a huge game coming up against Sunderland, but I think something that will help is that we’ve all got a trip to Wembley in the back of our minds.“Tim has said how he will pick players on how they train and their work during the week, and everyone is going to want to be a part of that team, so I think that can only help us in the Premier League as well.“Victories like that breed confidence. The lads are all singing and dancing in there and we’ve got to keep that feeling in the camp for the rest of the season.”
5 3. United’s summer signings have hit the ground running – Not least Anthony Martial, who was pricey but has already showed why the Red Devils were convinced to cough up £36m. Indeed, talkSPORT has been told by a United correspondent that Martial is looking even better than Ronaldo did at the same age. Memphis Depay has added quality to the attack, scoring four in all competitions in just nine games, while Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin have transformed the side’s midfield options from mediocre to top class. Darmian has been a revelation at right-back, too. 5 5. Louis van Gaal is a proven winner – take a look at four more reasons why Man United CAN win the Premier League this season, by clicking the arrow above – The Dutchman has won 16 major trophies as a manager, including seven titles in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. He’s won league and cup doubles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, he’s won the Dutch title with unfancied AZ in Holland and he’s won the Champions League and UEFA Cup with Ajax. The man is a winner, so why shouldn’t he claim silverware at Old Trafford? 4. United’s title rivals are faltering – Manchester City started like a runaway train, winning their first five games, but have been exposed by a home defeat to West Ham and a thrashing at Spurs. Coupled with a home loss to Juventus in the Champions League, and City look vulnerable. Their manager, Manuel Pellegrini, knows his job is under threat and will need to focus on progressing out of the Champions League group stage if he is to have any chance of keeping his job, all of which doesn’t bode well for their league prospects. Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to flatter to deceive, while Chelsea are having a nightmare, already eight points behind top spot, down in 15th place. As for Liverpool, ha! 5 5 2. David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League – Arsenal were told by John Terry that Petr Cech could be worth 15 points to the Gunners. If that is the case, De Gea must be worth 20 points, because he is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. Had the Spaniard signed for Real Madrid last summer, United could have kissed goodbye to their title hopes. As it is, De Gea could be the difference, because he is, ahem, Head and Shoulders above the opposition. Manchester United are top of the Premier League for the first time in 770 days, which is remarkable considering the club has won the top flight 13 times since its rebranding in 1992.The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson marked the end of an era for the Red Devils, who grew accustomed to looking down on the rest during the Scotsman’s phenomenal reign.Now United fans are beginning to dream that they are about to witness the first title of the post-Ferguson era.There is a long way to go, with just seven games played so far this season, but we’ve compiled five reasons why the Red Devils could win the league this season.Take a look at them by clicking through the slideshow above, then share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 5 1. Chris Smalling is maturing into a top defender – The loss of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left United exposed, after years of being able to rely on two world class centre backs. While Smalling can’t be said to be in that class, the England international has significantly upped his game and United are feeling the benefit. Keep it up, Mike!
The fifteen workers at the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny have been given a temporary reprieve.Donegaldaily.com has learned that the company has received a major order which will keep the company in production until at least May.There had been fears that Z Candy, the company which owns Oatfields, was about to shut the plant at the Gortlee Roundabout. It was thought the company had agreed to sell the land on which the plant was located to a major supermarket retailer.However a source at the plant revealed: “A decent order has come into the plant and that will keep the immediate future of the company in safe hands.“If that order can be fulfilled, the who knows what’s around the corner.“Workers are nervous after all the rumours but hopefully this will give them some kind of stability.” LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily SWEET FACTORY GIVEN REPRIEVE WITH MAJOR ORDER was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 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:letterkennyOatfieldsZ Candy
The case of a Letterkenny man charged with having possession of a hurley stick with intent to cause injury has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.Nathan McGinley, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The alleged incident happened at Main Street in Letterkenny on November 19th.McGinley, of Windmill View, Glencar, is to appear before the court again on February 5th to hear a direction from the DPP.Man charged with possession of hurley with intent to cause injury was last modified: December 23rd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:chargecourtdonegalhurley
JOANNE-Sweeney Burke tonight won the CD and promotion task on The Apprentice.Stepping up as project manager, the media company owner was right at home on the hit TV3 show.And the Donegal business woman led her team to victory with a cooly-designed CD which will be given away with a newspaper this Saturday. The judges from the paper liked the design and name of the music CD – although Joanne did make a major mistake by not putting the newspaper’s logo on the front cover.But then her Zest team didn’t have much opposition.The younger team created a CD with the dreadful name – Toe Tapping Talent.“It was terrible,” said Apprentice star Bill Cullen. Joanne’s CD – entitled Back Stage Pass – won over the newspaper executives, though they felt a picture of all the bands on the back of the cover looked like a dole queue! (We thought it was cool).During tonight’s filming, the Letterkenny-based 33-year-old said she had left her husband, two children and her other ‘baby’ behind to enter the competition – the ‘baby’ being her business.http://www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBREAKING NEWS: JSB WINS APPRENTICE TASK was last modified: October 11th, 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:Joanne Sweeney-BurkeThe ApprenticeTV3
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another chilly start, but we have sun on the way today! And, we should see winds start to shift around to the south tonight, allowing temps to moderate more as we finish the week.Sunshine will be here for tomorrow as well, and clouds wait to increase until late. Our next front is accelerating some, but we still look for our rain to be here through the day Saturday. Now, last weekend, the front we were expecting slowed, and we told you that was not a good thing for us. The opposite is true here. An accelerating front means that we have chances of seeing our rain totals diminish somewhat. We are dropping the top end of rain totals range so now we look for .1 -.6” over about 80% of the state.Dry behind the front for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We continue to look for a chance of frost Monday morning, but temps don’t look to be quite as impressive. Our feeling here is that clouds likely do not break up as much .Without the clearing, we likely are only going to be dropping into the 32-36 degree range in many places, meaning we are not categorizing it as a “hard” frost at this point. There can be pockets of colder air, but the clouds may hold just enough to keep us from truly bottoming out there. In fact, we think there will be decent clouds hanging around Monday and Tuesday as well.We keep a trough in the forecast for midweek next week. Moisture does not look to be as impressive on this most recent model run, but in this pattern, where we see a trough or front sweeping through every few days, and where the pattern looks most active over the Great Lakes, we find ourselves hesitant to talk the wave down at this point. So, we will keep scattered showers in for midweek with a potential for .05”-.6” to about 80% of the state. This should be a fairly fast moving little wave. And, the risk here is that it speeds up, and we actually see moisture trend more toward Tuesday afternoon. We are keeping our eyes on it.Dry for the balance of next week, but cool, and we have additional threats of frost. The next front moves into the region around the 4th with minor rain chances up to half an inch. A stronger front moves in for the extended period, right now looking at the 8th and 9th. The system could bring up to .75” to the state. No significant changes this morning. The most suspect part of the upcoming 10 day forecast is midweek next week…if there is a period ripe for changes…it will be there.
Twitter As Twitter‘s director of platform, Ryan Sarver, repeatedy pointed out during his presentation at this year’s LeWeb that Twitter and its ecosystem of third-party developers have a highly symbiotic relationship. Twitter’s APIs are still rate-limited and Twitter won’t make the full firehose of feeds available to all of its developers until early 2010. There can be no doubt, however, that Twitter has managed to create one of the most vibrant developer communities around its platform.Over the course of the year, Twitter introduced a number of new APIs, including a geolocation API that makes it easy to attach geodata to a tweet, and the controversial retweet API. With Twitter Connect, Twitter also released a competitor to Facebook Connect, although this tool hasn’t found widespread adoption yet.Facebook Just like Twitter, Facebook‘s success has increasingly become dependent on the third-party ecosystem that has grown up around the Facebook platform. According to Ethan Beard, who manages development of the Facebook Platform, over 500,00 applications have been developed on top of the Facebook platform and over 250 million users use at least one of these. The Facebook platform is not just about letting users play games like Farmville and or novelty apps like SuperPoke. Facebook Connect, for example, is becoming increasingly popular as a sign-in mechanism on third-party sites. Over 80,000 sites now utilize Facebook Connect, 60 million Facebook users use it and two-thirds of all the sites in the Comscore 100 index currently use it. WordPress.org Without any doubt, the world of blogging would look very different today if it wasn’t for Automattic’s open-source version of WordPress. The core open-source WordPress project is driven by a passionate group of developers, but a majority of development happens in the community that builds plugins for WordPress. Earlier this year, WordPress released version 2.8 of its self-hosted product – a major overhaul of its core product. It includes a new interface and new options for plugin developers, including the ability to install and search for plugins from within the admin interface. Among some of the most popular WordPress plugins are an image gallery, an SEO tool and an analytics package. iPhone We admit that our choice of the iPhone as a top web platform could be somewhat controversial. After all, Apple’s less than efficient approval system and the closed nature of the platform have even led some developers to abandon development for the iPhone altogether.There can be little doubt, however, that Apple has created one of the most successful mobile developer programs. The App Store now features over 100,000 applications and an increasing number of web services now offer versions of their products that are specifically geared towards the iPhone’s Safari browser.This year, Apple extended the SDK with a number of new and improved features when it released version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. These updates include better support for 3D gaming, augmented reality apps, easier access to maps, in-app purchases and support for push notifications. Android Android came of age in 2009. It was still a relatively unknown mobile operating system in the consumers’ conscience in 2008, but this year not only saw a large increase in developer activity, but also a strong interest in Android phones like the Motorola Droid.Thanks to the open-source nature of the project, Android made it easy for developers of augmented reality applications to test their ideas long before Apple offered the necessary APIs on its platform. While the Motorola Droid features Android 2.0 already, most other manufacturers don’t offer this update for their customers yet.Data.gov 2009 saw a number of interesting developments in the Government 2.0 movement. One of the most high-profile backers of this movement was – surprisingly – the U.S. government. With Data.gov and similar government projects that feature APIs, developers can now find a wealth of information that was previously hard to access. By providing API access to this data, the U.S. government has opened itself up to more scrutiny, as citizens can now analyze this data with unprecedented ease.New York Times APIs No other news organization offers as many APIs as the New York Times – although the Guardian’s Open Platform was also a strong candidate for this list. Over the course of this year, the New York Times opened up an API for accessing an archive of all the paper’s stories since 1981 and APIs to access information about the U.S. Congress and the New York State legislature.There can be little doubt that the newspaper industry needs to find new ways to monetize its product. For some papers, this has meant making it harder for consumers and developers to mash up their content. The New York Times, however, has decided that increased openness is a better strategy. [disclosure: RWW syndicates content to NYT]Google App Engine With App Engine, Google gives developers an easy way to develop and deploy cloud applications through a comprehensive set of services and APIs. This year, Google introduced Java as an additional language in the App Engine’s repertoire. App Engine now also supports XMPP, which has allowed a number of developers to create services that push real-time updated to IM clients or third-party applications.In addition, Google also announced a pricing structure for App Engine in February.In November, Google had to face some negative publicity around App Engine when it became known that some hackers were using the service to host a bot net. Overall, however, the service has not suffered from any major security issues so far.Azure Azure is Microsoft’s big push towards cloud computing. While it is still too early to judge the success of this platform, we think it would be wrong to underestimate Microsoft’s commitment to this space and the size of its developer ecosystem. While Amazon and RackSpace’s cloud services are clearly more popular than Microsoft’s new service, there can be little doubt that the arrival of Microsoft in this market will help to push the incumbents towards more innovation.Adobe AIR While Adobe AIR is nowhere near perfect, very few other platforms have the same cross-platform reach as AIR. It allows developers to create one application and distribute it for all the major operating systems. Thanks to its auto-updating features, AIR also makes it easy for developers to keep their install base up to date.This year, Adobe launched AIR 2, which now allows developers to access mass storage devices, drag-and-drop support for remote files and rudimentary support for P2P networking. In addition, AIR 2 also enables developers to use the multi-touch capabilities of modern screens.Those are our picks! In the comments let us know your thoughts or what we may have missed. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 2009 has been a big year for mobile and real-time technologies, which is reflected in our selection of the top 10 Web platforms of the year. It’s the final instalment of our series of top products of 2009.As we noted in last year’s round-up, a web platform can be as simple as an API (like Twitter’s) that allow external developers to tap into a company’s data. It can also be software and services, like Amazon’s Web Services. Or it can be a fully fledged development platform, such as iPhone SDK and Adobe AIR. Whatever the case, platforms on the Web allow people to build on top of another company’s product, so we think it’s an appropriate way to close our Top Web Products series.ReadWriteWeb’s Best Products of 2009:Top 10 Mobile Web ProductsTop 10 Consumer Web AppsTop 10 Semantic Web ProductsTop 10 International Web ProductsTop 10 RSS & Syndication TechnologiesTop 10 Enterprise ProductsTop 10 Internet of Things ProductsTop 10 Real-Time TechnologiesTop 10 Startup ProductsTop 10 Web Platforms A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#2009 in Review#NYT#web#Year in Review 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market