LGM 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)
A 10-member diving team from the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam reached eastern Assam’s Sivasagar town to help in the ongoing operation to locatea family of five that went missing after their vehicle plunged into the Dikhow river on September 1.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, supervising the rescue operation, had sought naval help via the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Home Affairs, although a rescue team comprising the Army and disaster response forces have been searching for the vehicle and its occupants.The naval team arrived with diving equipment, inflatable boats and side scan sonar aboard an IAF aircraft that landed at the Jorhat air base from where it proceeded to Sivasagar by road. The team would be conducting search operation on Tuesday morning.‘Car was speeding’Eyewitnesses said the car, moving at high speed, fell into the river after the driver lost control. The five occupants of the car were identified as Haren Bora, his mother Phunu Bora, wife Punou Bora, and daughters Simpi and Munmi Bora. “A 44-member team of National Disaster Response Force team, a 30-member State Disaster Response Force team from three districts, a 14-member Para (Special Force) and five members from the Civil Defence have been at work using 10 boats,” a Sivasagar district official said.
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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is the latest film star to become an Into Film ambassador.Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.Redmayne already lent his support to Into Film when he joined educators and students at their launch event at Westminster Academy back in February 2014. It was there that he saw the value of their work, and was moved to help further, saying:“I went to the Westminster Academy last year with Into Film and saw firsthand the impact that all aspects film can have on young people – the power to inspire, connect and expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. I absolutely loved the day, it was wonderful to meet so many young, galvanised people who were all keen to find out more about the film making process. I hope through being an ambassador for Into Film I am able to help raise awareness of how film can contribute to their cultural and creative lives.”Ambassadors support Into Film in many ways, from visiting young people in their schools and colleges to supporting their tent-pole events such as the Into Film Awards or the Into Film Festival, helping to raise awareness of their work.Already on board as ambassadors are Welsh acting trio Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys and Celyn Jones, and Northern Irish filmmaker Mark Cousins.