‘Unique and Perfect’

first_imgIt might be over now but it was definitely a weekend Christmas Extravaganza, with spectacular performances that touched the soul of the audience, making it difficult for anyone in the full-house auditorium to hold back their excitement.The crowd described the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Choir’s live performance as “unique and perfect.”Though the choir did not sing their own songs, they had great chemistry performing traditional Christmas songs. “The kind of performance that the choir displayed here proved that the university has a great extracurricular activity program. It is the best we have ever seen since this program was initiated a few months ago,” a member of the audience told Lib Life.“This is a turning point in the university’s activities and we hope that more investments will be made to improve it in some areas.”Also performing a drama entitled “Paradise Lost,” the Anyenkon (AMEU Dance and Drama Troupe) never utter a word throughout the performance, but their silence spoke volumes, and was epic.The drama opened with five actors on stage in a state of bliss. Their leaders seemed kind and generous. Food is plentiful and children laugh and play. But eventually their leaders became corrupt with greed and sold them into slavery.As the plot thickened, the slaves are treated with unspeakable cruelty. But they never forgot about returning home one day.The slaves were eventually freed by their slave master. They embraced each other in silence, fighting to hold back their emotions.The former slaves returned home and forgetting their past treatment under bondage, they forcefully established dominance over their own people, and at last conflict escalated until everything was destroyed. In the end, they came together to rebuild.Paradise Lost ends as the people pledged to never allow greed to make them carry out such wanton acts of destruction against each other. In a nutshell, Paradise Lost is the story of Liberia.“I am elated by the wonderful response that our Christmas Extravaganza received. I hope this will become an annual event. There is so much talent in Liberia and within the AMEU student population in particular,” said Dr. Dawn Barnes, Associate Vice President for Academic Support Services at the university said.“We hope to explore these talents and showcase them at cultural events throughout the year. Our community, too, has said that they look forward to having occasions like these to relax and enjoy the spirit of the holiday. Music, dance and live drama are universal. I am honored to serve as a facilitator for this service to our students and our community.”Dr. Barnes also said that art and culture, like sports, are aspects of lives that unite and bring people together to laugh, share fun and jointly celebrate humanity. “As an institution of higher education, it is part of our mandate to enrich the lives of the community,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfers: Gift Ali joins KCCA as Kakuba signs for Greek side PAS Giannina

first_img Tags: Alex KakubaGift AliKCCA FCproline fc Gift Ali putting pen to paper on MondayElegant former Police FC midfielder Abubakar Ali aka Gift Ali has joined Uganda cup holders KCCA FC.This was confirmed by KCCA FC on their official social media platforms through a video posted on Monday evening with the inscription:“Ladies and gentlemen: we have an announcement to make…Welcome Gift Ali to KCCA FC”Gift Ali has been playing at Proline in the second half of the season after a move to Kenyan side Tusker FC fell through due to religion issues.Before joining Proline, he started last season at Police where along with Hood Kawesa, elevated the Cops to as high as second on the log before their departures mid-way the season.At KCCA, he pens a two year deal that sees him join Oscar Agaba from Synergy, defender Bernard Muwanga (from Sports Club Villa Jogoo), Sulaiman Mutyaba and Congolese Trevor Kanyinda as the new signings at Lugogo this off season.The addition of Ali to a midfielder that already consists arguably the best in the country only highlights KCCA’s ambition this up-coming season.Mike Mutebi’s charges finished second to Vipers in the 2017/18 season whilst winning the Uganda cup for a sedcond consecutive season.They are currently in the group stages of the CAF Champions league.Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes’ left back Alex Kakuba has completed his transfer from Portuguese club, CD Feirense to Greek top flight side PAS Giannina.Kakuba had stayed in Portugal for close to six years since transferring from Ugandan club Proline.Kakuba has been in Portugal for six yearsAt PAS Giannina, a club found in Ioannina city and hosts their home games at Zosimades stadium, he put pen to paper on a 2 year deal and he will don shirt 15.“It is a challenge for me to compete in a different championship than Portugal and I am looking forward to playing with PAS Giannina, said Kakuba after he was unveiled at PAS Giannina. “I hope to stand up to the trust of the President of Team, our Coach and the Football Director, whom I thank for the opportunity they give me.Kakuba has previously played at Esperança Lagos, Sporting Covilha, Estoril Praia and lately CD Feirense.He is one of the products from the famous Airtel Masaza Tournament championship having played for Mawogola Ssaza team alongside goalkeeper Robert Odongkara, left winger Robert Omunuk, defender Ivan Bukenya and winger Sula “Malouda” Matovu.Comments last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010

first_imgMaps BetaMaps are at the heart of geocaching, so we are completely revamping the mapping system in multiple phases over the next several months. Version one of the Maps Beta is now live and can provide hours of entertainment as well as a range of exciting features.Features include:• Unlimited geocaches displayed anywhere in the world• Larger map with full screen view• Speedy geocache display using an innovative tiling solution• New map types including OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMapWhen you visit the Maps Beta page, read the popup to see what features are coming soon.You can reach the Maps Beta page from the search results by clicking “Map it” and selecting “View the new Maps Beta.”Track Your Geocaching Stats!How far do you travel for most of your finds? Which size of geocache container do you find the most often? The new Geocaching Statistics feature can answer those questions. Geocaching Statistics lets you visualize your geocaching activity in different ways.Premium Members can see a range of detailed statistics in charts and tables, including finds by day of the year and the average difficulty and terrain ratings of their found caches. All members can see basic information such as what month of the year they find the most caches and a chart of finds per month.Thank you to the mygeocachingprofile.com website, which Groundspeak recently acquired so that we could add this great information to your Geocaching.com profile. Stay tuned – we will be incorporating more statistics in future releases!Benefits of Adding Home CoordinatesPlease enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedOne map. Endless inspiration.January 22, 2019In “News”Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching GeekJune 17, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Four reasons to start using Project-GCMay 30, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Timely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie

first_imgIt’s his third home run in 16 Florida State League games following a promotion from Class A Columbia, and his sixth home run in 80 games overall in his first season as a minor leaguer.Tebow has hit safely in 11 straight games and is batting .327 with 10 RBIs with St. Lucie. All three of his home runs with the Mets have gone to the opposite field.“The goal is just to stay behind as many balls as I can. See it, let it get deep. When you stay behind it, it goes the other way,” he said.Tebow’s high shot cleared the fence about 20 feet inside the foul pole, thrilling the 2,667 fans — many of whom arrived early to see the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in action.The victory capped a doubleheader sweep for the Mets. Minor league teams commonly play two seven-inning games during doubleheaders.ADVERTISEMENT The former NFL quarterback went deep with one out against Cincinnati Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler, smacking a first-pitch fastball over the fence in left field. Tebow was doused with Gatorade and mobbed by teammates when he reached home plate.“It was fun to celebrate with all the guys,” Tebow said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 29-year-old Tebow said it was his first walk-off homer since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville. The former Florida quarterback did not play in his senior year in order to focus on football.“(The high school homer) was for the district championship. That felt pretty good, but this one was special,” Tebow said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lakers’ Lonzo Ball posts triple-double, this time in Adidascenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FILE – In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat on the opening day during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow hit the ball well in his first week with the St. Lucie Mets, though his team dropped five of his first six games there. Tebow batted .429 in his first week in the Florida State League, where as expected he’s getting plenty of attention. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Japeth Aguilar proposes to girlfriend at the airport as Gilas arrives in Manila

first_imgLess than 24 hours after helping the Philippines booked a second straight trip to the Fiba World Cup, Aguilar proposed to his longtime girlfriend Cassandra Naidas upon his arrival at NAIA Terminal 3.The 32-year-old Aguilar surprised his beau as he went down on one knee and popped the question. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Gilas Pilipinas forward Japeth Aguilar made it a double celebration on Monday. A league of their own LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Distance indeed makes the love grow fonder as Aguilar’s proposal came after traveling To in Qatar and Kazakhstan for Gilas’ campaign in the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Thank you guys for all the messages & tweets. I’ve read all of them & appreciate each one.☺️ Here is a picture of the ring. @japethaguilar35 got me exactly what I asked for hehe.💗We don’t have proper pictures cause Jap wasn’t feeling well. He needs a few days to recuperate.😢 pic.twitter.com/7ZYLTZXrjY— cassandra naidas (@cassynaidas) February 26, 2019On Twitter, Naidas thanked the fans for the love and gave them a glimpse of her engagement rock. She said it was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s ring on the hit show “Sex and the City.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Five Hospitals Shortlisted for Upgrading

first_img These institutions are the Kingston Public, Spanish Town, May Pen, Mandeville and St. Ann’s Bay Hospitals. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says five hospitals have been shortlisted for upgrading over the next three to five years with loan funding of US$50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says five hospitals have been shortlisted for upgrading over the next three to five years with loan funding of US$50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).These institutions are the Kingston Public, Spanish Town, May Pen, Mandeville and St. Ann’s Bay Hospitals.Speaking at the recent opening of the National Linear Cancer Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston, the Minister said they were identified for inclusion in a study that was conducted on behalf of the Government by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).UNOPS is the United Nations (UN) operational arm, dedicated to implementing projects for the UN System, international financial institutions, governments, and other partners around the world.“The intention of upgrading these facilities [is] to deal with the demand for in-patient care, specialist treatment and surgeries,” the Minister explained.Dr. Tufton said come next year, “you will begin to see ground being broken for some of those developments, in keeping with our commitment to modernise our public health infrastructure”.The Minister also reiterated that construction of the proposed Western Children’s Hospital in St. James, which forms part of the health sector’s modernisation thrust, is scheduled to commence by March 2019.The 220-bed facility, which will also cater to adolescents, is being built on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay with US$36.16 million (250 million RMB), which has been provided by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to fund this and other projects to be agreed on with Jamaica.The money has been provided under an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between the countries.The institution will be the first such in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and is expected to go a far way in complementing paediatric services provided at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.“We understand what needs to be done, as a Government, and we are working to get it done. I say with confidence that over the next three to five years, you will see public health capacity being upgraded and becoming a lot more relevant to the needs of the population. We do this because it is our commitment, and we recognise the need to ensure that we have a healthy nation as a part of the productivity improvement, growth and development we seek,” Dr. Tufton said.The National Linear Cancer Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which also forms part of the sector’s modernisation thrust, is Jamaica’s second, following the opening of a similar facility at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, just under a year ago.The Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which was developed at a cost of $860 million, and the CRH facility, which cost about $770.9 million, will serve to boost cancer care delivery in the public health system by utilising state-of-the-art linear accelerator (LINAC) machines to administer radiation therapy.Project financing was provided by the National Health Fund (NHF); Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund; the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), as well as private-sector interests. Speaking at the recent opening of the National Linear Cancer Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston, the Minister said they were identified for inclusion in a study that was conducted on behalf of the Government by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Story Highlightslast_img read more