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UL’s Prolonged Closure Pricks FLY

first_imgThe indefinite closure of the University of Liberia (UL) has claimed the attention of the leadership of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY).As such, FLY is therefore seeking the intervention of the Visitor to the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.At a press conference Monday, January 20, in Monrovia, FLY secretary-general Flamah Howard called on the leadership of the University of Liberia Student Union to also liaise (coordinate, communicate) with President Sirleaf in seeking for the immediate and unconditional reopening of the UL to enhance the smooth learning of the over 30,000 students.FLY leadership, however, acknowledged the role the UP-led administration has played and continued to play along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as other stakeholders in fostering the wellbeing of the youths across the country.Meanwhile, UL has announced Sunday, January 19, that with the approval of the Board of Trustees, and in consultation with the Faculty Association (ULFA), the Administration, faculty and staff are therefore, asked to resume normal duties effective yesterday, Monday, January 2014 and that “classeson all campuses of the University will reopen on Tuesday, January 21,2014.”According to a statement released from the office of the vice president for UL Relations, Dr. S. Momolu Getaweh, Sr., the special investigative committee given the urgency of the situation of a temporary suspension of classes has submitted a partial report to the executive committee of the UL Board of Trustees.Accordingly, the full Board met Monday and discussed the report followed by a meeting with President Sirleaf.     “The Board of Trustees, together with the UL Administration appreciates the continuous patience and understanding of the faculty staff, students and the public, especially the eagerness of the students to return to their respective classes in pursuit of relevant academic preparedness for their future and the country,” the statement noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Middlesex star Gubbins stumbles as he celebrates taking catch

first_imgA full house at Lord’s – the home of cricket – with some 25,000 pairs of eyes on you as you prepare to catch a ball falling out of the sky. It’s no time to mess up.Middlesex’s Nick Gubbins did the hard bit, claiming the ball safely. It was the celebration he got badly wrong.His team-mates weren’t going to let him forget it, either.Watch his moment of embarrassment as Middlesex defeated Surrey in Thursday’s T20 clash (video courtesy of Lord’s TV).MORE: Superb Middlesex dispatch Surrey in T20See also:For club and country: Gubbins aiming to emulate idol StraussSuperb Middlesex dispatch Surrey in T20Middlesex T20 clash at Taunton called offGubbins signs ‘dream’ new deal at MiddlesexPlayers will drive T20 tactics – MalanFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SowetoTV goes on air

first_img17 July 2007South Africa’s largest township got its own community television station this month, as SowetoTV started broadcasting from the Tloreng Primary School in Orlando West, Soweto.The station has been granted a licence to broadcast for a full year by the Independent Communications Authority (Icasa), an achievement the station’s management and staff consider a victory for both themselves and the township at large.“This television station will make South Africa proud. It’s a creation of the people of Soweto for the people of Soweto,” SowetoTV’s secretary, Meshack Mosiya, said at the launch of the station on 1 July.The television station, which occupies two classrooms at the school, will offer community-oriented content, such as documentaries on social issues, as well as programming about music, poetry, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.Run largely by volunteers, SowetoTV first broadcast in July 2005 for eight hours a day for a month, with a second one-month run taking place in December 2006.SowetoTV chief executive, Tshepo Thafeng, said the idea to start a community television station was hatched in 2000, and the station had encountered “ups and downs” until Icasa issued a licence to broadcast for a month in 2005.He hoped that over the coming year, the station would develop into a fully commercial enterprise.“The main objective of the station is to educate, inform and entertain the people of Soweto. It will be the voice of the voiceless covering issues that affect the people of Soweto,” Thafeng said.Mosiya said various organisations had chipped in with much-needed help to make the station a success, particularly Urban Brew Studios, which provided essential technical support.“The station will benefit the people of Soweto in many ways. It will [also] create job avenues for the youth of Soweto [and] it will develop skills in television broadcasting and in fields such as music and other performing arts,” Mosiya said.It was not set up to compete with broadcasters like the SABC or e.tv, but was meant to complement these stations, according to Mosiya. “We actually need their support to make this community station a success.”The station is available across Soweto on the UHF, bang after the e.tv frequency. However, the signal in some parts of the township, like Mofolo, Phiri and Dobsonville, was weak on Sunday.Deon Botha, the advertising sales manager, said the technical team would work flat out on Monday to rectify this.“Our technical team will identify all those areas in Soweto where the signal is weak and we hope all areas in Soweto will receive a clear signal,” he said.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Brand South Africa celebrates Freedom Day – 25 years of democracy

first_imgfreedom nounfree·​dom | \ ˈfrē-dəmThe definition of freedom, according to Merriam-Webster is defined;“the quality or state of being free”We owe our freedom to the many fighters who fought against apartheid and oppression in South Africa. The many who died at the hands of an inhuman state. The many voters who waited in bated breath to cast their vote X for South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994.Today the country enjoys its globally admired Constitution and Bill of Rights, affirmed by its expressive preamble;We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity. We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to– Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights;Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law;Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; andBuild a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the family of nations.May God protect our people. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso. God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa. Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.As the country celebrates 25 years of democracy on Freedom Day 27th April 2019, a day which put an end to segregation and white minority rule instituting a new dawn of democratic rule.Brand South Africa in partnership with its agency The Odd Number, through the Freedom month campaign, would like to remind citizens of the significance of making our freedom count in the “Solve Your Why’s with an X” campaign.Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Sithembile Ntombela speaking on the campaign said; “the freedom we enjoy today has given everyone a powerful voice to change the world for the better. This campaign tackles the many realities, social ills that we face. It triggers truthful conversations of the freedom to vote, our constitution and most importantly the reason why we are celebrating 25 years of democracy as a nation”.The execution of the Solve Your Why’s with an X” campaign is executed through various creative illustrations, videos on social media and on radio of how “WHY’s were solved by an X” in South Africa’s history. This puts the emphasis on the importance of getting your voice heard by the mere action of voting for your rights and making a choice on the future of this country.Engage in conversations on our social media @Brand_SA #freedomtome #freedomdaylast_img read more