Youth and Sports Minister D. Zoegar Wilson.The Business and Domestic Occupational Training Center (BDOTC) took center stage in the empowerment of young people when over the weekend it graduated 260 youth in various skills, including tailoring, baking, event decoration, cookery, beauty, culture and braiding and weaving, among others.Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson lauded the graduates for their commitment and hard work that have prepared them for their achievement. “This training center has graduated thousands of students, some of whom have bettered their lives through employment and entrepreneurship,” he said.The graduation ceremony was held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, which was attended by family members, friends, government officials, and partnering institutions.“Some of you will have the opportunity to be employed, others will become entrepreneurs while some will continue the job search. I want to encourage you all not to give up, to continue to have faith and believe in yourself that light is at the end of the tunnel,” Minister Wilson said.Minister Wilson’s message was read by acting Minister Audrian Smith-Forbes, who indicated that the ministry will not turn its back on the graduates, but will continue to assist them in their quest.“We are in this together,” he told them.He expressed gratitude to the director of BDOTC, Faiquen N. Gweh, and her staff for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to impart knowledge and skills to the graduates.Minister Wilson added, “We know you taught them under difficult circumstances and made tremendous sacrifices, because of your love for teaching and commitment to skillfully empower young people.”Samuel R. Enders, Representative of #6, Montserrado County, who served as the keynote speaker, told the graduates that determined people get results that others cannot get easily.Rep. Enders: “Today all of you have come thus far because of your hard work. Some of you decided to attend this school because this was the only opportunity afforded you even when people said that you could not make it.”According to him, determined people make the impossible possible in society and in the country. “You are graduating because of the level of determination you have and I want you to keep the focus on everything,” he added.“We want the government to prioritize the empowerment of young people to ensure that they have the necessary skills for the job market. Adequate knowledge is cardinal for the current generation,” said valedictorian William T. Yah.He said the empowerment of young people will create the enabling environment for Liberian youth to serve in key positions, including managers.Yah called on his colleagues to take advantage of the knowledge acquired to better their living conditions and assist in the development of Liberia.The BDOTC was established in 1975 during the leadership of President William R. Tolbert, Jr. under the Ministry of Labor, Youth, and Sports.In 2003, when the Ministry of Youth and Sports reopened the BDOTC, the school was temporarily hosted at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) on Somalia Drive, Paynesville, until the ministry could find a suitable place for the training center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The state has about $57 billion in outstanding bond debt, according to Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill, and is paying about $4.8 billion this year to repay part of that debt. It also has another $64 billion in voter-authorized debt that has yet to be sold as bonds. She said the state will continue to maintain a $5 billion budget gap between what it is taking in and what it is spending. “The state is not out of the budget woods yet,” Hill said. Lockyer’s office has projected that the ratio of state revenue to debt payments will reach up to 8 percent by 2010 and then hover just above the 6 percent mark for the next 20 years. In the past, Schwarzenegger has proposed restricting the state debt ratio to 6 percent, but several state officials and experts at the conference said there is no “magic number” that should limit borrowing to a specific amount. Rather, they said, it should simply be based on policy decisions considering whether the amount of borrowing compared to the amount of revenue is a worthy tradeoff because of the value of the project itself. Although Lockyer’s proposal has not been submitted to the Legislature, some fiscal conservatives are expected to be wary of his plan as well as of other bond measures that will increase state debt. Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said he is skeptical of cost- savings claims touted by solar- energy experts, in part because such savings are sometimes achieved through tax benefits – which the state would not realize on its own buildings. He added that California needs to do a better job managing its budget and finances before it looks to borrow more money. “It would not surprise me that there may be a state with a bigger debt ratio that has a better bond rating than California, because quite frankly we just don’t spend our money very wisely,” Coupal said in a telephone interview. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even as state Treasurer Bill Lockyer outlined a proposal for a $5 billion bond measure to “green” state buildings Wednesday, a panel of experts and state officials said that, although California has more capacity to issue debt, it must proceed carefully. Lockyer’s measure would increase environmental efficiencies – such as the use of solar power – in all state buildings. On average, he said, studies have shown that every $500 invested in green technology results in $863 in savings – meaning the measure would pay for itself in savings, in addition to the environmental benefits. State government owns about 206 million square feet of building space, he said. “We’re the largest building owner in the state of California,” Lockyer said. “Most of them are very inefficient. If we start to invest in reconditioning, adding solar and other systems that will bring down energy use, we can save an extraordinary amount of energy and taxpayer costs.” The proposal has been drafted but has yet to be submitted to the Legislature for a vote to place it on the ballot. Lockyer spoke at a conference on state debt organized by the Public Policy Institute of California. Experts at the conference said that even though California has the second-lowest bond rating in the nation, it still has the capacity to borrow more money. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed placing a $9 billion bond for water projects on the ballot next year, and is expected to propose tens of billions more in the next two years to fulfill his Strategic Growth Plan.
Manchester United will be going back to the drawing board after their 2-1 defeat to Swansea City – and several players could see their places under threat.One man Red Devils fans don’t want to see anywhere near their next starting line-up is goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has received plenty of stick for his performance against the Jacks.The Argentine hadn’t had much to do in his previous three games for the club but was found wanting against Swansea.And United fans didn’t hold back as they reviewed his display. You can see how they reacted on Twitter below… 1 Manchester United star Sergio Romero concedes against Swansea
Germany international Thomas Muller Bayern Munich rejected a ‘very high’ offer for Germany international Thomas Muller this summer, but president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge refused to reveal which club tabled the bid.Manchester United were heavily linked with a big-money move for the forward late in the transfer window as manager Louis van Gaal frantically searched for stars to boost his attacking options.Real Madrid were also reportedly interested in the 25-year-old, but the Bundesliga champions refused to sell one of their prize assets.However, Rummenigge revealed there had been a hefty sum on the table at one point.“I’m talking about figures which were very high indeed,” he said. “If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it.“But as a football club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that to everybody.“But one thing is for certain, in view of the increased television money in England things are not going to get any easier for Bayern in future.”That influx of money from next season is set to make the Premier League even more enticing when it comes to signing top players in the future.However, Rummenigge has praised English clubs for the way they are being run, saying their potential success is not going to be down to money alone but rather how they have invested it.“I’ve taken a look at Manchester City’s youth academy and all I can say is it doesn’t get any better than that,” Rummenigge told the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.“I have also visited Tottenham’s, Arsenal’s and Chelsea’s and it’s the same wherever you go.“I can tell you that the English are going all out, also in terms of youth development.” 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe spots, which computer users will be able to see on MySpace in the form of banner ads, are part of a campaign launched two years ago by the Ad Council and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The campaign warns parents and teens that sexual predators are increasingly using the veil of anonymity provided by online chat rooms, forums and social networking sites to target minors. Popular online social networking hub MySpace.com said Monday it would begin displaying public service ads aimed at educating its users, many of them teens, about the dangers posed by sexual predators on the Internet. MySpace, a division of News Corp., enables computer users to meet any of more than 60 million members. Users put up profiles that are searchable and can include photos of themselves and such details as where they live. But MySpace’s features and popularity with teens has raised concerns with authorities across the nation. There have been scattered accounts of sexual predators targeting minors they met through the site. The ads were slated to begin running Monday on MySpace and through a host of News Corp. outlets, Fox All Access radio and the New York Post. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
One of the most colourful floats on display last year.Up to 50 floats are set to take part in Co Donegal’s biggest paradewhich takes place in Letterkenny tomorrow.The theme of the parade will be ‘Ireland 100 Years on – The Rhythm ofour Nation.’The parade which starts at 3pm, which be officially launched by ArmyCmdt Donal McCafferty, OCC with the 28th Battalion at Finner Camp whowill read the Proclamation. Chief Executive Officer of Letterkenny Chamber, Ms Toni Forrestor,told Donegal Daily she was looking forward to a colourful day on the streets of CoDonegal’s largest town.She said she expects up to 10,000 people will line the town’s MainStreet for the annual parade.“We are hoping it will have a theme that reflects how far we have comesince the Rising, hence the theme of our parade.“I know that a lot of groups have been working on various floats whichshould look terrific. “We have been blessed with some really good weather and I’m justhoping that it continues for St Patrick’s Day itself,” she said.Among those taking part in the parade in Letterkenny will be the localBlue Ribbon Arts group and Blaze Basketball as well as a number ofcommunity based organisations.Donegal is set to be awash with green, while and gold for the days with parades, large and small, taking place throughout the county.GOOD WEATHER PROMISES TO BRING UP TO 10,000 PEOPLE OUT FOR LETTERKENNY PARADE was last modified: March 16th, 2016 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:donegalLetterkenny parade
A CREDITORS’ meeting has been called during the Easter holidays for people owed money by Beetroot, the Letterkenny restaurant which went bust last week.Donegaldaily.com understands that a large number of people from throughout County Donegal have gift vouchers for the restaurant which they were unable to redeem before the shutters were pulled down last Wednesday.They can attend the meeting as unsecured creditors. It will take place on Easter Tuesday, April 26th at 9am at Gallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny. We understand that some vouchers for the restaurant were actually bought on the day it closed.However it is not unusual, we have been told, for a creditors’ meeting to take place on what for many people is a holiday.The registered address for Beetroot Limited is Drumacanoo, Churchill, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.The company last filed accounts in April 2010. RESTAURANT CLOSURE: CREDITORS MEETING CALLED OVER EASTER was last modified: April 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Beetrootclosedcreditors meetingEasterletterkenny
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Junior running back Jerrit Maurer scored the Trojans two touchdowns on runs of 36 and 5 yards, respectively. He finished with a game-high 217 yards rushing on 35 carries for Yucca Valley, which falls to 2-5 overall, 2-3 in league. Sophomore back Kriss Proctor ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including a 1-yard score to break a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter as the visiting Bears defeated the Trojans in a De Anza League game. Proctor scored twice in the first half on runs of 10 yards for Big Bear, which improves to 7-0 overall, 5-0 in league. The Bears rushed for 287 total yards in the game.
The new Raphoe Playground will open later today.After four years of planning and fundraising, Raphoe will finally open its new community playground today.The opening, which takes place at 2pm, will be a hugely proud moment for organisers Jean Laird and the rest of the hardworking committee.The new state-of-the-art playground is located beside the community’s local boxing club after Donegal County Council donated the land. After the land was donated, the hard-working committee set about fundraising for all the playground equipment.Last night former Mayor of Donegal and local councillor Frank McBrearty paid tribute to all those involved in the project.Cllr McBrearty will officially open the new playground later today.He said “I would like to congratulate the hard working committee that have made this project possible and to the community of Raphoe and further afield for their help in supporting all the fund raising events. It was an honour for me to be part of this and its great to see what can be achieved when a community comes together.” IT’S CHILD’S PLAY FOR RAPHOE AS RIBBON TO BE CUT ON SUPERB NEW FACILITY was last modified: April 19th, 2014 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:donegalFrank McBreartyplaygroundRaphoe