Stella Maris Polytechnic Graduates 500

first_imgSister Mary Laurene Browne, President, Stella Maris PolytechnicStella Maris Polytechnic (SMP), owned and operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, on Friday, August 21, hosted an elaborate 19th Commencement Convocation for 500 students who completed their respective courses of studies in various disciplines over the last four years.SMP, formerly Don Bosco Polytechnic, received its charter from the Legislature on August 15, 1988. With the change of name to SMP, a bill to amend the charter was presented to the National Transitional Legislative Assembly and approved on November 18, 2005.Situated on the main campus on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, where the institution has constructed one of the largest and privately-owned auditoriums, the Polytechnic boasts of five colleges, including the Arthur Barclay Business College, Bishop John Collins Teachers College, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Monsignor Stephen Kyne Technical College, and the Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College.Members of the 2018 Stella Maris graduating classSome of the graduates listen to Sister Mary Laurene Browne as she confers degrees on them.Of the number of graduates, 20 obtained Masters of Science degree in Nursing Education (MSNED), 79 in Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology and Health Sciences, and Bachelor for Social Work (BSW); 59 in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Arthur Barclay Business College, and BSc in Economics; 40 obtained BSc from Monsignor Stephen Kyne Technical College; 15 (BSc) in Elementary Education; 12 (BSc), Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College, while 91 others obtained Associate of Arts (AA) degree in various academic disciplines.Of the 20 that obtained Masters Degree, five of them graduated with distinction. They are Audrey P. Taire, Magna Cum Laude, Yei Leyah-Zeantoe, Magna Cum Laude, Blossom Y. Hodges, Cum Laude, Peter S. Wainpa, Cum Laude and Rebecca M. Galary, Cum Laude.One captivating scene that made the audience, including parents, guidance and well-wishers to give standing ovation, was the moment Sister Mary Laurene Browne, SMP President, announced Mr. Jallah McGill as one person that had obtained an Associate of Science degree (A.Sc) in general agriculture, while his daughter, Venus W. McGill, also graduated with Bsc from the Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College. They were both called to face the audience while everyone applauded.Sister Mary Laurene Browne, using McGill’s example, urged other parents to consider learning as something that is “never too late.” Her admonition was greeted with rounds of applause from the audience, some of whom hailed Mr. McGill for his steadfastness in advancing himself along with his daughter, Venus.The commencement’s speaker, former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, cautioned the graduates to always advance themselves in education, “because education is indeed the enabling tool for continued development and fair distribution of national wealth.”“Unless such distribution is in the hands of distributors who have the thought of country, the love of country, and are committed to building country, I am afraid the fair distribution process can become a source of serious disappointment for young graduates who want to serve their country,” Mr. Boakai said to the delight of the graduates.Friday’s ceremony was attended by high-profile individuals, among them Chancellor of the Polytechnic, His Grace, Most Reverend Lewis Jerome Zeigler, Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, Reverend Father Doctor Patrick Kabba, Chairperson, SMP Board of Trustees, Dr. Franklin T. Dalieh, Sr., Vice President for Administration and Mr. Karney Johnson, elder brother of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

As clocks turn back, Peace Region and Fort Nelson align with Alberta’s time

first_imgAs Alberta goes off of Daylight Savings Time, Fort St. John will be on the same time as Calgary – in the Mountain Standard Time Zone.When Daylight Savings comes back just before next Spring, we go onto the same time as Vancouver and the rest of BC springs forward. On Sunday, November 1st, Daylight Savings Time comes to an end and the time will be changing in many different places, but not here in the Peace Region.Communities in the Peace Region don’t observe Daylight Savings Time, and remain on Mountain Standard Time.Fort Nelson joined them this year, and is staying on MST year-round, as well.- Advertisement -Randy McLean, City Manager for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality said they had a plebiscite during the last municipal election in November 2014.“During that time, over 75% of the community voted in favour of staying on permanent daylight savings time rather than switching back and forth,” he said.As time changes in many places, things can get confusing when the rest of Canada remains on Daylight Standard Time and constantly shift back and forth between hours.Advertisementlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSanta Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. 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 MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Naldo signs Schalke extension

first_imgVeteran defender Naldo has agreed a new deal with Schalke to take him through to 2020.The 36-year-old joined from Wolfsburg in 2016 and has established himself as a fans’ favourite at the Veltins-Arena. The Brazilian was already under contract until June next year, but has extended his stay by another 12 months. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I am overjoyed at extending my time here at Schalke,” he said. “It is an enormous club with unbelievable, loyal fans who are always behind us.”#Naldo2020#S04— FC Schalke 04 (@s04) October 17, 2018Coach Domenico Tedesco added: “It is great news for all Schalke fans. Naldo is an outstanding person both on and off the pitch. He is a unifying figure in the squad.”The defender has been a fixture in the Bundesliga since 2005 when he joined Werder Bremen from Brazilian club Juventude. He went on to make 254 appearances for the club, scoring 36 goals, before joining Wolfsburg and making 163 appearances and scoring 20 more goals across all competitions.Since joining Schalke, Naldi has been a fixture in defense, making 65 appearances over two campsigns.Naldo helped Schalke to finish second in the Bundesliga last season, but their start to the 2018-19 campaign has been less impressive.The 1-0 win over Mainz at the end of last month broke a five-game losing streak in the league, though they followed that up with another victory at Fortuna Dusseldorf before the international break.Tedesco’s side host the defender’s former club Werder Bremen on Saturday.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard 83 trumps KL Rahul 100 as MI gun down 198 vs KXIP

first_imgKL Rahul’s maiden Indian Premier League hundred went in vain after Kieron Pollard powered Mumbai Indians toa sensational 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.Chasing 198, MI were 65 for 3 off 10 overs but Pollard’s fireworks stunned KXIP who were the more dominant team for the first 30 overs of the match.Pollard’s knock was studded with 3 fours and 10 sixes. Thanks to his blitz, Mumbai Indians scored 133 runs off the final 10 overs of the innings to record a memorable win.KL Rahul was unbeaten on 100 off 64 balls while Chris Gayle blasted 63 off 36 balls as Kings XI Punjab posted 197 for 4 off their 20 overs. The pair added 116 for the opening wicket and lost their way in the middle when Davud Miller, Karun Nair and Sam Curran fell in quick succession.Faced with a steep chase in the absence of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians got off to a poor start. Mohammed Shami removed Rohit’s replacement and debutant Siddesh Lad during a brilliant first spell of 2-0-4-1.Suryakumar Yadav fell to Sam Curran in the 8th over of the MI innings and R Ashwin got rid of Quinton de Kock to leave the hosts reeling by the 9th over.Half-way into their chase, Mumbai Indians were 65 for 3 with Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard at the crease.Mumbai Indians needed a special effort from Kieron Pollard to stay in the hunt for 198. And that is precisely what he did. He stunned KXIP with a flurry of sixes as R Ashwin conceded 30 runs off his final 2 overs after bowling the first 2 for only 7.advertisementSam Curran brilliantly ran Ishan Kishan out but Pollard’s presence meant Mumbai Indians still hoped.Mohammed Shami struck with the first ball of his second spell to remove Hardik Pandya who promised to be an able ally for Kieron Pollard.Three balls later, Shami dismissed Krunal Pandya but Pollard stormed to his first fifty of the season off 22 balls in the next over from Sam Curran and Mumbai Indians, at that stage, needed 40 off 18 balls.Mumbai only had 4 wickets in hand and Pollard had to farm the strike. But he was unstoppable Wednesday night. In the 19th over, Pollard hit Sam Curran for a 4, refused a single and then smashed two successive sixes before finally giving Alzharri Joseph the strike on the ffith [email protected] beat KXIP by 3 wickets on the last ball!Phew, what a thrilling game we’ve witnessed #MIvKXIP IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 201915 runs were needed off the last over.Ankit Rajpoot bowled a no-ball first up and Pollard hit it for a six. He hit a four off the free-hit and was out in the second legal delivery of the over with MI needing 4 runs off 4 balls with 3 wickets in hand.It was a cliffhanger alright as MI needed 2 off the final over. Joseph drove Rajpoot straight down the ground and ran two runs to give Mumbai Indians victory.Earlier in the evening, Kieron Pollard, standing in for Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians captain, won the toss and opted to bowl.KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, both in good form, got off to a sedate start but Gayle took off and looked set for his 7th IPL hundred when he fell to Jason Behrendorff for 63. This was his second fifty of the 2019 IPL.After Gayle’s dismissal, KXIP lost 3 more wickets for 20 runs. It looked like Mumbai Indians had pulled things back a little before KL Rahul exploded in the penultimate over of the innings.He smashed Hardik Pandya for a 6, 4, 6 and 6 to move into the 90s before bringing up his maiden IPL hundred off 63 balls in the 20th over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah.Also Read | IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard in awe of Pandya brothers after MI crush CSKAlso Read | Can’t get better than this: Alzarri Joseph after record 6 for 12 on IPL debutAlso Read | KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta flaunts her language skills with Afghanistan spinner Mujeeblast_img read more