Lewis Honored With Season’s First Weekly Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis is the season’s first Southland Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Lewis led the Wildcats (2-0) to a season opening 107-54 victory over Arlington Baptist and a 94-73 triumph over Arkansas State. ACU travels to Denver on Thursday for an 8 p.m. contest against the Pioneers.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jaren Lewis, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Forward – Orlando, Fla.Senior Jaren Lewis missed just one attempt from the field, finishing 8-for-9 with 18 points in a season-opening win over Arlington Baptist. The Orlando, Fla., native followed it up with another 18-point outing in a 21-point victory over Arkansas State and grabbed 15 rebounds, the most by a Southland player through the opening week. It marked Lewis’ 15th career double-double.Honorable Mention: Ishmael Lane, Northwestern State; Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State; Gavin Peppers, Nichollslast_img read more

UNFPA Calls for Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Women Dying During Childbirth in Liberia

first_imgThe United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for collaborative efforts toward greater investments to increase the number of midwives in Liberia. The specialized UN Agency also wants to enhance the quality reach of the services Liberians midwives. “Strong political commitment and investment in midwives are needed to save millions of lives every year,” said Ms. Shelly Wright, UNFPA Program Associate, in a statement she delivered on May 22 at the 9th graduation ceremony of the Midwifery Training Program Southeastern Region held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. Forty two students graduated.According to the UNFPA Program Associate, the need for strong health systems and sufficient health workers has been highlighted by the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, yea the West Africa sub-region, where pregnant women struggled to find available health services to ensure safe delivery. “UNFPA is expanding midwifery services through the Mano River Midwifery Response to support resilient health systems in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia;” Ms. Wright stated.According to her, evidence shows that midwives, who are educated and regulated to international standards, can provide 87 percent of the essential care needed by women and their newborns. She said UNFPA would continue to support midwifery and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all women. “Today, UNFPA funds more than 250 midwifery schools with books, training equipment and trained faculty, and has help trained over 15,000 midwives globally”; she added. Ms. Wright urged the graduates to always conform to the ethics and standards of midwifery practice in the execution of their duties. “Practice professionally, and be respectful to one another as members of the health care team; also be kind and passionate toward your patients; especially women and their families because it is for this purpose that you have been trained,” she further told them. “You are advocates for your clients and hope at the time of need. Do not put personal gains before duty; keep your knowledge and skills updated frequently. Do not be afraid or too proud to say ‘I don’t know’ to prevent people from thinking that you know when you don’t. This is dangerous to the life of your clients. Ask if in doubt and never reject the call to work in rural areas. That is where the greatest health needs are. It is in the rural areas where you will improve your skills best and also make a great difference to the lives of expectant mothers, children and ill adults. In her keynote address, the president of the Liberia Midwifery Association, Mrs. Lucy Barh, called on the newly trained midwives to always be the service of the people. “Midwifery is a unique profession. I want you to be passionate about this profession and put the wellbeing of your clients — pregnant women and their newborns at the heart of your service,” Mrs. Barh urged the graduates.She called for greater investment in training more midwives in Liberia; providing better job incentives and career ladder for them.The Midwifery Training Program Southeastern Region was established in 1983 by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from partners. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Up The League – Saturday, February 7

first_imgGeoff Peters discusses all the top Football League news and looks ahead to his weekend’s action on the latest Up The League show.On today’s show, Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson joined Geoff to reflect on a rollercoaster campaign for the Addicks, former Yeovil Town captain Jamie McAllister gave his thoughts on Gary Johnson’s departure from Huish Park amd Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson assessed his side’s season for far.last_img

Tooro United return to winning ways with victory at URA FC

first_img Tags: Brian MajwegaCharles MusiigeJohn ByamukamaMusa MukasaTooro unitedURA FCWilly Kavuma Tooro United players celebrate Willy Kavuma’s winner on Friday. (PHOTO/Tooro United)Uganda Premier League URA 1-2 Tooro United Tooro United FC returned to winning ways after defeating URA FC 2-1 at Mandela National Stadium on Friday.The win sends Tooro to six points and the result ends their losing streak of three games. Tooro had lost to Vipers, Wakiso Giants and Maroons FC prior to Friday.John Byamukama canceled Brian Majwega’s goal to level matters for the visitors before Willy Kavuma scored a late winner from the spot.Brian Majwega converted from a spot in 48th minute after Isa Mubiru pulled down Mandela Ashraf inside the forbidden area.Substitute Byamukama who came in for Mukasa Musa equalized in the 67th minutes from Charles Musiige’s through pass after URA’s Mbowa Steven lost possession near the edge of the 18yard box.Willy Kavuma scored what proved to be the winner – He scored from the penalty, sending his effort into the top corner after Waibi Yeseri fouled Musiige inside the box.Earlier, URA had a chance to double their lead but substitute Kilama Dickens who had replaced Michael Birungi, had his header go over the bar.Majwega’s dropping shot earlier on was also finger-tipped by Middie Kibirige into a corner.Tooro’s Mubiru, unmarked, had a chance to score but his header went over the bar.Charles Musiige was named man of the match.Starting teams usedURA FCAlitho James, Mandela Ashraf, Waibi Yeseri, Mbowa Patrick, Hudu Mulyiki, Saidi Kyeyune, Kalega Hassan, Kagimu Shafik, Ntege Anwaru, Majwega Brian, Birungi Michael.Tooro UnitedMeddie kibirige, Musa Mukasa, Isa Lumu, Isa Mubiru, Luswata Steven, Yaffesi Mubiru, Willy Kavuma,Davis Ssali, John Ssemazzi, Charles Musiige, Timothy Musinguzi.Comments last_img read more

Picture Special: Werewolves, witches, a ghouls spotted at Scoil Cholmcille!

first_imgThere were a lot of spooky sights last Friday as schools across Donegal got into the Halloween spirit and donned their frightfully fantastic costumes!Scoil Cholmcille in Letterkenny hosted a fancy dress theme at their school, and sent away their special shoeboxes to Team Hope. The children formed a human line to pass the shoeboxes full of festive treats to the lorry, which are now on their way to poorer children in Europe just in time for Christmas day. Dervla Dunleavy and Orlaith KavanaghMartina Keys and Odhran McGowanJanice Daly and Rory Kavanagh Picture Special: Werewolves, witches, a ghouls spotted at Scoil Cholmcille! was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Fancy DressHalloweenletterkennypictures specialscoil cholmcillelast_img read more

Firefox 4 Beta for Android, Maemo Arrives

first_imgThe mobile version of Firefox for Android and Maemo just hit a new milestone: Firefox 4 Beta, an update which delivers speed improvements, better panning and zooming, and faster startup time, says Mozilla. Like previous versions of the browser, it also includes standard Firefox features like support for add-ons, Firefox Sync for syncing bookmarks, tabs and browsing history across devices, and even support for Personas, also known as themes.Note: This post will focus on Firefox for Android, not Maemo. There are a number of alternative browsers to choose from on Android, each with unique features that deliver an experience you can’t get on the standard Web browser that ships on Android devices. For example, the popular Dolphin Browser offers tabbed browsing, multitouch pinch-to-zoom, extensions, YouTube downloading, gestures and more.There’s also the fast and small Opera Mini, the Android-optimized Opera Mobile for Android and the socially-infused Skyfire, to name a few others.So what makes Firefox for Android stand out? Here are a few pros and cons:Pro: Sync Tags:#Browsers#mobile#web Firefox’s add-ons support is a feature that probably deserves a listing here on the “pros” side, although personally, I’m more pleased when the functionality included in a browser out-of-the-box means I don’t have to install add-ons.I remember all too clearly my former add-on obsessed days on Firefox: the crashes, the waiting for add-ons to update when new versions of Firefox came out, the toolbar clutter. When Google Chrome launched, blissfully add-on free, it was difficult letting go, but eventually became a breath of fresh air. Now that Chrome offers extensions, I find myself falling down the same hole – the address/search bar’s URL box keeps getting smaller and smaller as extensions crowd its right side.That said, support for add-ons can be useful even on a mobile browser, for adding that extra feature or two you wish your browser had. Firefox’s Mobile Add-ons Gallery now includes over 100 items to customize your browser, including Personas, the Firefox themeing toolkit.Cons: It’s a Big App, It’s a Big BrowserOn the downside, the Firefox mobile app is big – so big, in fact, that I actually hit a wall when trying to download it for the first time. At 13.58 MB, those of you with storage space concerns (and no external SD card) have to think hard about how much you want this. On my Nexus S, for example, I ended up having to move many apps to the device’s internal USB storage and uninstalling others just to make room for it. As the installation grows with my associated data, concern over file size will linger. As someone who likes to record a lot of video with my phone, storage space is always a concern. This is mainly because the Nexus S doesn’t include an SD card slot, which is now becoming a major limitation of this device. Your mileage may vary, of course.At the end day, Firefox may be a feature-rich, robust browser, but that’s both a pro and a con. While it’s nice to have your data synced, too many add-ons can slow you down. The performance is better, but not great. Overall, the effort feels a little bit like you’re trying to run a desktop-sized browser on a mobile platform.I haven’t “lived with” the browser for long enough to have a more in-depth opinion as I’m (relatively) new to Android, so chalk these up as first impressions. For those of your out there using Firefox Mobile, tell me: what do you think of it? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … For anyone who uses Firefox as their primary desktop Web browser, the Android version is a great complement to that experience. With Firefox’s mobile edition, your open tabs, browsing history and bookmarks sync from desktop to mobile and back through Firefox Sync, a behind-the-scenes feature that acknowledges the fact that your connected life doesn’t live in two different silos – desktop and mobile – but that you want your mobile life to be an extension of what you began at your notebook PC….and vice versa.This is a feature that should be standard on any mobile browser, but sadly isn’t. Between my 4 computers, 1 tablet and 2 mobile phones, it’s a feature which could serve me well. However, I have to admit I’m a Google Chrome user. I’m missing out here. That’s not to say there aren’t alternative solutions for Chrome users, but these feel more like workarounds – isn’t not as easy as simply choosing to install the same app on multiple devices.Firefox Sync isn’t new to this particular beta update, but it’s the one feature that constantly sits in the back of my mind, making me wonder if it may be time to give Firefox another go.Pro: Performance UpdatesAlso new to Firefox for Android (and yes, Firefox for Nokia’s Maemo platform too), are a number of performance improvements. Mozilla says that JavaScript benchmarks now show Firefox 4 Beta outperforming the stock Android browser. It’s roughly three times faster on Kraken, twice as fast on SunSpider and slightly faster on V8 (all ways to test browser performance).Mozilla also addressed issues regarding slow start-up time, page load time, responsiveness when panning and zooming, stability issues, memory usage, readability and some keyboard issues. Many, many steps in the right direction here. For previous Firefox beta testers, the performance improvements should be noticeable, in fact.Pro?: Add-ons The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

At -13.8° C, Leh coldest in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgLeh experienced its coldest night this winter as the minimum temperature there settled nearly 14 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, even as the mercury continued its downward spiral in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh town, in the frontier Ladakh region, recorded a minimum night temperature of 13.8° Celsius, against minus 11.4° Celsius of the previous night, MeT officials here said. It was the season’s lowest night temperature in the town, which was the coldest recorded place in the state last night, they said. The official said the night temperature at the nearby Kargil town settled at a low of minus 11.2° Celsius, a drop of 2° from the previous night. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.5° Celsius, down from minus 2.8° Celsius the previous night. The mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius, down down from minus 2.4 degrees Celsius the previous night. Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 0.4° Celsius, the weather department official said. Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 4.1° Celsius on Friday night, down from the previous night’s minus 3.5° Celsius, the official said. He said the mercury at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, a degree colder than the previous night’s minus 5.4 degrees Celsius. The night temperature in Pahalgam — the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra — recorded a low of minus 5.5° Celsius — compared to Friday’s minus 5.4° Celsius, the official said. Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day period of harshest winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum and the temperature drops considerably. ’Chillai Kalan’ ends on January 31, but the cold wave is likely to continue even after that in the valley, the MeT officials said. The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai- Khurd’ (small cold) and a 10-day long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold). The weather office has forecast mainly dry weather in Kashmir over the next few days.last_img read more

Muzaffarpur home rape case: 6 officials suspended

first_imgDays after the CBI took over the case of sexual abuse of 34 minor girls at a State-run Muzaffarpur shelter home, the Bihar government has suspended six officials, including the assistant director of Muzaffarpur child protection unit, Divesh Kumar Sharma, for “negligence and dereliction of duty.” Following the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) report which had exposed “sexual and physical exploitation of girls,” Mr. Sharma had filed the FIR on May 31.The officials put under suspension were posted as assistant directors of child protection units at Muzaffarpur, Munger, Araria, Madhubani, Bhagalpur and Bhojpur districts. Notification of their suspension was issued late on Saturday night by the State Social Welfare department director, Raj Kumar. The TISS report had red-flagged about the pathetic situation at shelter homes in these districts. All the officials have been put under suspension with immediate effect.“They have been charged with failure to take adequate legal action with regard to assault, indecent behaviour and other undesirable activities at shelter homes within their respective areas of jurisdiction as pointed out in the TISS social audit report,” said a Social Welfare Department official. FIR lodgedEarlier, after the incident surfaced in a social audit report of TISS, an FIR was lodged by Mr. Sharma on May 31. Mr. Sharma, too, was suspended along with five others. In the FIR, Mr. Sharma had mentioned about page 52 of the 100-page TISS report which under the caption of “Grave Concerns” had said girls at the Muzaffarpur shelter home were “physically and sexually abused.” In a single page FIR none was named accused.Following the FIR, the district police shifted all 44 girls and on their statement arrested the main accused Brajesh Thakur, who was managing the NGO Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti which was running the affairs of the government-funded shelter home in a building adjacent to his residence. Later nine other staff members and officials, including seven women, were arrested in the case. However, one Dilip Kumar Verma is still absconding. Police have filed a chargesheet against them in the court.Papers seizedMeanwhile, the CBI has seized several papers from the Social Welfare Department and quizzed officials about the funds given to the NGOs managed by Mr. Thakur. Mr. Thakur’s NGOs have now been blacklisted by the department. Registrations of his newspapers and arms licence too have been cancelled.last_img read more

Disha Patani and I are good friends, says Tiger Shroff

first_imgMumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) Tiger Shroff is rumoured to be dating Disha Patani, but the actor says they are just “good friends”.The 26-year-old “Baaghi” star, who has been spotted with the model-actress at several occasions, will be seen romancing her in a new music video.”I love her as a friend. We are good friends. She is fun to work with,” Tiger told reporters here at the “Befikra” song launch.”We both were comfortable with each other on and off screen. She (Disha) pushes me to do better,” he added.Disha, who will be making her Bollywood with Dhoni biopic said she shares a great comfort level with the “Heropanti” actor.”We are good friends. We do dancing (training in dance) and sports together so we share a comfort zone. Hence we are very much comfortable with each other.”The duo said they enjoy each others company and go for outings like any two friends would go.”We like spending time with each other. And so we go together to eat, watch films,” Tiger said.”It is normal to go out with friends for lunch, dinner and movies,” Disha addedThe music video is shot in Paris, but the actors couldnt enjoy much as they were busy with the shoot.”We worked very hard for this music video. We were stressed about work more (and) there was little time to have fun,” Tiger said.”Befikra” is produced by T-Series. PTI KKP NRB SHD PTPlast_img read more

Aso Pogi says Thayer Evans never showed him a tape recorder

first_imgAso Pogi told Jimmie Tramel on Wednesday that Thayer Evans barged into his church and never so much as showed him a tape recorder or took a single note during their conversation.He never even told him it was an interview.Here’s Pogi from the article:He didn’t even take notes. We were just conversing. It was just a conversation in my office. He didn’t take notes. He didn’t pull out a (recorder). He didn’t define anything. He just wanted to talk to me about it, you know? I said, ‘oh, OK.’ Again, I’m thinking that this is something else, like OSU quarterbacks from back in the day and wanting to quote me on what I thought about so-and-so or whatever. That’s really what I thought this was about. He did not put a (recorder) up there and say ‘this is an interview for Sports Illustrated. I’m going to be recording this.’ None of that happened. Absolutely not.Go read the entire thing right now because the rest of it (and it’s lengthy) is just as dumbfounding.Also, the taping somebody without them knowing is legal (barely) but hardly ethical. Here’s what the digital media law site has to say about such things (h/t David Ubben on the link):Federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations with the consent of at least one of the parties. See 18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(d). This is called a “one-party consent” law. Under a one-party consent law, you can record a phone call or conversation so long as you are a party to the conversation. Furthermore, if you are not a party to the conversation, a “one-party consent” law will allow you to record the conversation or phone call so long as your source consents and has full knowledge that the communication will be recorded.Since Thayer consented (and why wouldn’t he!) it’s ok but man, that’s as shady as it gets (and I’m a blogger!)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more