88 Graduates Urged to Seek Virtue for Productive Future

first_imgLGM Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel J. Giddings addressing graduates, parents and others at the Harriette E. Bailey Methodist SchoolThe eighty-eight (88) graduates of the Harriette E. Bailey Memorial United Methodist School have been urged to seek the virtue of excellence for a productive future. Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, chief executive officer of the Liberia-Ghana Mission, gave the admonition on Thursday, August 3, at the fourth commencement convocation held at the HEBMUMS Auditorium in Duahzon Community, Margibi County.Rev. Giddings told the graduates that they have taken the first step in their quest for education, and that there are huge challenges that could either serve as barriers for their elevation to another level in pursuit of higher education, or as a motivation to persevere. He, however, frowned on indecent dress codes on the part of some of the graduates and urged them to be what they are and not someone else as they pursue their educational goals. “I want to encourage you to consider yourselves as the future generation of Liberians that are expected to steer the affairs of the nation,” Rev. Giddings stressed.He further reminded the graduates that although Liberia is 170 years old as a nation, she is yet to be on par with the nearest countries of Ghana and Ivory Coast in socioeconomic and infrastructural developments. He urged the graduates to aim high and not be content with what he described as “good enough,” adding that there is nothing like luck in the search for solid education and building a solid foundation for the future. “Work hard and always study your lessons at a meticulous pace in order to reach the marks of excellence and good moral standards in your quest for marketable skills,” Rev. Giddings said.Rev. Giddings, meanwhile, announced a scholarship for the valedictorian, B. Felix Zeekeh, to pursue higher education at the United Methodist University, and a two-year scholarship for the salutatorian. For his part, valedictorian Zeekeh pointed out that he had a remarkable experience at HEBMUMS, working along with teachers and the administration. He urged his fellow graduates to always endure and consider themselves as people on a journey to be productive for the country.Zeekeh congratulated his colleagues for their hard academic work and expressed gratitude to their parents, sponsors, and scholarship providers for their support over the years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Giants mailbag: How involved will Sabean be in front office decisions?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Six teams have been eliminated and four clubs remain alive, but San Francisco Giants fans aren’t watching this year’s postseason with the same level of focus they did earlier in the decade.The Giants suffered through the worst month in San Francisco-era history in September, winning five games in a 30-day stretch that left a fan base significantly concerned about the direction of the franchise.Instead of selling playoff tickets, the Giants are trying to sell interest in next …last_img read more

PSL: Resurgent Cocolife makes it 3 in a row, dumps Foton

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ Returning Romeo still re-adjusting to physicality in PBA Milton had 11 points and 15 digs while Salak dished out 19 excellent sets.Former national team mainstay Nene Bautista also gave Cocolife a lift with timely hits. She only scored six points but her last two conversions ended the game.Imports Brooke Kranda and Elizabeth Wendel had 12 points apiece for the Tornadoes (1-2), who suffered their second straight setback.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City “This was the first time that you actually saw our teamwork,” said Klisura, who set the PSL record last year with 41 points.“All of the parts worked well and all of the players did their job so that was how we won like all the players did a very good job and that makes me happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCocolife lost its first two games of the conference but has been a different team as of late with Klisura at the forefront of the team’s resurgence.American import Taylor Milton and savvy setter Tina Salak have also picked it up a notch to provide the Asset Managers another weapon and more stability on the defensive end. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Elizabeth Anne Wendel of Foton vs Sarah Klisura of Cocolife. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCocolife continued its winning ways after cruising past Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian star Sara Klisura scored at will against her former team and finished with 28 points to lead the Asset Managers, who rolled to their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

London Olympics: Moment of pride for India and the archers

first_imgThe London Olympics are a key event for Indian archery as the team has gone with a lot of expectations. Deepika Kumari has, of course, caught the country’s imagination with her performances over the last couple of years. Apart from her in the individual event, the men’s and women’s teams are in with a good chance of a medal.During my time too, there were expectations when we went for the Olympics. At Beijing 2008, we were in good form but ran into the Chinese in the first round itself. The vociferous home crowd got to the less experienced members of the team and we lost the match after taking an early lead.However, this time the players are full of confidence as they have posted good scores consistently. The men’s team had to wait till the last possible opportunity to make the cut, but the manner in which they qualified was highly impressive.My brother Rahul had to compete with borrowed equipment, but the team overcame all the problems to seal a spot.On the women’s side, Deepika compensates for her lack of Olympic experience with confidence. Bombayla has competed at this level and while Chekrovolu Swuro has not been to the Olympics before, her recent scores have been very good.The team has also reached London several days in advance and, though some of the members were under the weather for the first few days, they are feeling much better now.The Olympics comes once every four years and everyone wants to do their best. There is pressure no doubt and whosoever deals with it better will come out on top.advertisementTarundeep Rai did not make the men’s team at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, and only competed in the individual event. But he got into rhythm and clinched a silver medal, which none of us expected. So anyone can rise to the occasion.An Olympic medal raises the profile for a sport in India, and we have not had too many medalists. Shooting has gained a lot after Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal in Beijing. A medal also brings in government support and corporate backing.The archery competition begins on Friday with the ranking round and it will provide a pointer for things to come. If the Indians manage to finish among the top four, they will get a bye and move directly into the quarter-finals.Personally for me, it is a matter of great pride for me that my brother will be competing at the Olympics. We endured a lot of tension before he finally made it. The Olympics are above all other competitions and I am going to London to see up close how he performs.(The writer is a two-time Olympian and Arjuna awardee)last_img read more