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

Kenya up two places in latest FIFA rankings

first_imgStars have had a six-point move having gained to 1210 points compared to the 1204 they had in the last rankings released on September 20.Neighbors Uganda have meanwhile risen four spots up to 79th and remain the best ranked East African country, with Tanzania also climbing four spots up to 136.Burundi who are on the verge of AFCON qualification are the biggest movers in the region going six places up to 142nd having picked up identical 1-1 draws against giants Gabon and Mali.Tunisia remains the best ranked African country having moved a spot up to 22nd while Senegal remained static at 25th and second best ranked country in the continent.Nigeria moved into Africa’s top three after scaling four places up to 44th, surpassing DR Congo who have dropped six places down to 46th.Meanwhile, world champions France have dropped one spot to second in the overall standings, with Belgium pipping them to top spot. Brazil and Croatia are third and fourth while England’s Three Lions have moved into the top five, swapping places with Uruguay who have moved to sixth.Gibraltar who picked their first ever competitive win after beating Armenia 1-0 are the biggest movers in the rankings after climbing eight places to position 190 while Mozambique are the worst movers having dropped nine places to 122nd.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Eric Johannah’s goal against Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Kenya has risen only two places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday afternoon, moving to position 105 having thrashed Ethiopia in Nairobi in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers.Stars won 1-0 against Ghana before beating Ethiopia 3-0 at the Kasarani Stadium. The Ghanaians have dropped one place to rank 52nd same as Ethiopia who have dipped to number 150.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Yuvraj Singh, you’re a champion and a fighter: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgYuvraj Singh, India’s 2011 World Cup hero and arguably one of the greatest match-winner’s in the limited-overs formats, turns 36 today . And Twitter wished the Prince of Indian cricket.It is a very special birthday for the Punjab batsman as he also celebrated his first marriage anniversary a few days ago, and he was conferred with a doctorate by a Gwalior university for his contribution to Indian cricket and the society.Yuvraj, who is a celebrated figure in Indian cricket and is known for his fighting spirit, has over 10,000 international runs in over 400 appearances and has been India’s go-to player on numerous occasions.The left-handed batsman had made a successful comeback into the ODI team this year and played 11 ODIs scoring 372 runs at an average of 41.33.But the fighter that he is, Yuvi has no qualms in conceding that he has been “failing” but the out-of-favour Indian cricketer says he won’t give up on his career at least till 2019.”I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing,” Yuvraj said last week.Yuvraj will always be remembered for the six sixes that he smashed in one over against England’s Stuart Broad in the inaugural 2007 World T20 at Durban.??º???Happy birthday, @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/RNH47aRrBG- BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2017Here is how the cricketing fraternity and beyond wished the Prince of Indian cricket: There are champions and then there are fighters. For me, you are both. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Yuvi. May you have a successful year ahead. pic.twitter.com/O1i4fTtvx5advertisement- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 12, 2017A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W X Y Z , you will find in plenty. But UV is only one rare one. Happy Birthday dear friend @YUVSTRONG12 . May your fight continue to inspire many. pic.twitter.com/hV06ByVZBW- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12 . You have been an inspiration with your will-power and never say die attitude. May you remain blessed. pic.twitter.com/wYPnhB1do6- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday Yuvi paa. Wishing you a great year ahead with lots of success and happiness. Take care and see you soon. @YUVSTRONG12 ???- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 12, 2017Wishing @YUVSTRONG12 (Yuvraj Singh) a very happy birthday- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 12, 2017  Happy birthday my brother @YUVSTRONG12 have the best birthday and let the six pack rest for a bit ??????. pic.twitter.com/yQNuZBTx2D- zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) December 12, 2017@YUVSTRONG12 happy birthday young man …- Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday to an inseparable part of my life. Wish you nothing but the very best in everything @YUVSTRONG12 . May you have a great year ahead. pic.twitter.com/P32Wy0VdWh- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 12, 2017Happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 the match winner. Im not sure about the six pack but first lets get you a hair stylist ?????????? pic.twitter.com/pWmRT1rIhZ- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 12, 2017Happy birthday to this amazing human being….have great day and even better year…posted this pic to make u feel younger?????????@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/D5KsAzeswD- parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 12, 2017To someone who has taught us to keep fighting always. You’ve made us all proud at various stages with your powerful performances. Wishing you a very happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 May God bless you.?????? pic.twitter.com/yngSHrJc5e- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 12, 2017Happy birthday to my big brother @YUVSTRONG12 …hope you a great year ahead! Cheers???????????????? pic.twitter.com/N6x20WMI4D- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 12, 2017Wishing #TeamIndia all-rounder @YUVSTRONG12 a very Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/6JpciQxqG3- BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 20171,900 Test runs8,701 ODI runs1,177 T20I runsThe fastest 50 in T20I historyHappy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12! pic.twitter.com/I5zQDr3hlk- ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2017A quick-fire 53 off 32 balls including eight fours and a six from @YUVSTRONG12, 36 today, helped India to victory in their #CT17 opener at Edgbaston! pic.twitter.com/1rmFhCkQez- ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2017??? Happy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12!??? He scored 6??9?? here at Lord’s to help @BCCI win the 2002 NatWest Series Final against @englandcricket. #LoveLords pic.twitter.com/kw5yipQzOr- Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 12, 2017The Doordarshan Family wishes a VERY HAPPY Birthday to @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/RHWcD6jS6j- Doordarshan National (@DDNational) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday, Yuvraj Singh ???????????? pic.twitter.com/iQU2ny1nXd- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 12, 2017happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 paji..the 6 6s will always remain in the hearts of all your fans (including mine???) ..have a great day??????advertisement- Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) December 12, 2017Wishing @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday. 12 dec a legend was born pet named “boogie” with a heart of gold and talent which is still unmatched!! The real batman please stand up!!!??? pic.twitter.com/K4vjoTWMBz- ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) December 12, 2017Happy wala birthday mottuuuuu ????? #inspirationalfriendforever @YUVSTRONG12 @hazelkeech ?? pic.twitter.com/TmxsH6O9Vx- Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) December 12, 2017last_img read more