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New Education Foundation Established

first_imgA group of Liberians residing in the US have established the Benjamin Karmon Sehkar Foundation Incorporated (BKS).The BKS Foundation, as it is affectionately known, has been established in memory of the late Benjamin K. Sehkar. Benjamin was a broadcast journalist, who in 1990 and at the height of the Liberian Civil War was killed by Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) soldiers during a popular uprising against the Samuel Kanyon Doe government. BKS will be headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia.The Foundation was established with a focus on providing tuition assistance to disadvantaged and underprivileged children as well as students from the rural parts of Liberia; with Nimba County being the primary target.The idea grew out of the heartbroken and scary news in Liberia relatives to the deaths of those who have succumbed to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).“All of us then realized the scary and truth of the EVD killer virus hitting close to home—Nimba County with reference to the Town of Nyor-Butuo, near the Buutuo Headquarters; just a stone throw from the Liberia/Ivorian border towns of Douhuba and Benhouwen. Knowing how poor our hometown is, and fearing the worst; our family in the USA and Liberia went scrambling, trying to come up with solutions, thereby establishing the BKS Foundation, Inc through which most of the assistance would come,” G. Alvin Sehkar, a senior founding member disclosed in a dispatch.Meanwhile, as the fight to contain the Ebola virus continues, the BKS Foundation in collaboration with its partners has decided to take the fight to Ebola.Based on that, the BKS Foundation has for the past few weeks, successfully completed the training of 50 individuals in the Buu-Yao District, Nimba County as part of the fight.The training, the dispatch said, was mainly conducted in the local dialect thus attracting the participants to the messages.There are future prudent projects we are considering. One of those projects would include the provision of BKS scholarships to students at all the major universities in and around Liberia.BKS Foundation mission is to provide the means and access to good, reasonable and quality education for children of underprivileged and disadvantage communities in Liberia.To that, each founding member is therefore committed to providing educational opportunities to every child in Liberia regardless the constraints while teaching them the word of God.The vision is to one day realize a Liberia in which children from all over the country, have equal access to quality education in this era of global competitiveness. The members are envision a Liberia in which children from these disadvantage and underprivileged parts of our society would receive quality education in a safe, constructive, and well-staffed educational facilities. The vision is based Ecclesiastes 7:12, “For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.”We carefully monitor and review programs and costs, use donations and grants for their intended purposes, and look for ways to leverage funds for maximum impact. Stewardship is an integral part of everything we do — because we recognize that every resource entrusted to us can transform real children’s lives. All of our executives are educated, trustworthy, and many of them own their businesses.The BKS Foundation, Inc. will be providing scholarships to qualified and selected to students to all major universities and colleges in Liberia next academic school year.           About Benjamin Karmon Sehkar  Born and raised in Nyor Butuo, Nimba County, the North-Central portion of Liberia, Benjamin Sehkar served as a reporter at the ELWA radio station from 1983 to 1990 rising to the position of Assistant Gio (Dan) Program Director. His passion and love for education was exceptional with a dream to help the underprivileged children in his home town and region with access to affordable and quality education.After his untimely death, his dream was temporarily delayed. Alvin Sehkar, a son of Benjamin Sehkar, decided to further his father’s legacy by founding the BKS Foundation, Inc. in 2013. The BKS Foundation is currently in the process of obtaining the 501c (3) Tax exempt status in the USA.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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Nine-yr old golfer nominated for SOYA award

first_img0Shares0000Belinda Wanjiru diring a past event. PHOTO/StandardNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – Nine-year old golfer Belinda Wanjiru is among the four budding stars shortlisted  for the Most Promising Girl category in the 2019 Safaricom Sports Personality Of Year Awards (SOYA) set to be held in Mombasa in January.Wanjiru who has been sensational on the golf course will battle it out with Harambee Starlets forward Gentrix Shikangwa, African 400m silver medalist Mary Moraa and University of Nairobi Basketballer Faith Atieno. To most golf enthusiasts, the nomination of Wanjiru was least surprising given her success in the local and international scene this season.Wanjiru who ventured into golf at the age of four first hit the headlines in January when she represented her school at the Banda Trophy nine-hole event at Karen Country Club where she reigned supreme in a score of 20 stable Ford points.Later on in February, she emerged the net winner at the Sigona Ladies Open and was also adjudged the gross winner thus scooping the bronze medal.Then in July, she finished second at the NPA nine-hole event on 35 gross before representing the country in the World Championships in Pinehurst, USA, where she tied in position 41 out of 114 established participants.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam goes up against teammate Jentrix Shikangwa during a training session at teh Utalii Grounds on October 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIn what is expected to be a protracted battle in the category, Shikangwa is also determined to inscribe her name in the annals of the country’s sports scene.The talented Vihiga Queens striker has captured the imagination of many with her scoring antics that are unmatched in the country.Shikangwa’s latest antic is propelling Starlets to the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Women Championships title after scoring both goals in Kenya’s 2-0 victory over Tanzania in the final.She was also the leading goal scorer in the regional championships with 10 goals, a feat which endeared her to many.Shikangwa’s other attribute is scoring two crucial goals for Starlets thus enabling the team reach the penultimate round of the Olympic qualifiers, as well as notching the winning goal in the team’s 3-2 win over Ethiopia in a friendly match.University of Nairobi’s Dynamites point guard Atieno was instrumental in steering the Dynamites to a top three finish in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) premier league where she averaged 15 points per game and set a record of netting seven three-pointers in a single first half.The Dynamites lost out to defending champions Equity Bank in the semi-finals of the play-offs.Moraa on the other hand won the Kenyan trials on her way to clinching African under 20 400m title in a time of 53.57 in Cote D’Ivore in April.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Everton defender John Stones WILL join Chelsea this summer

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks to Alan Brazil and Charlie Adam about Stoke’s League Cup progression and the latest transfer reports.He brings us new that John Stones is highly likely to leave Everton and join Chelsea before next week’s transfer deadline.The 21-year-old defender, who handed in a transfer request on Tuesday, 1/6 to make the move.He also gives us the latest odds for Manchester United’s trip to Belgium to face Brugge, with the Red Devils – 3-1 up from the first leg – 16/1 on to qualify for the Champions League proper, with the draw 13/5 and a Brugge comeback at 16/5.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Highly-rated youngsters commit futures to Liverpool

first_img Connor Randall made his senior debut this season in the Capital One Cup Liverpool youngsters Ryan Fulton and Connor Randall have both signed new contracts with the club.Right-back Randall made his senior debut this season in the League Cup win over Bournemouth, while Fulton is the first-choice goalkeeper for the under-21s.The pair are highly thought of by Liverpool and they have now committed their futures by both signing new contracts.“I’m obviously made up to sign a new deal, giving me the chance to stay here for longer, keep working, looking to improve under the manager,” Randall told liverpoolfc.com.“I’m delighted and very grateful.“Since the first day you come in, that’s the goal.“You want to get into the first team, be involved and around it.“It’s a dream come true to be in the situation I am.“To sign a contract today, I’m very pleased and grateful for the chance.”Fulton added: “I’m absolutely buzzing and it’s great to have a bit more security and stay at a club like this and I will try to kick on from here now.” 1last_img read more

Former Newcastle star tells talkSPORT how shock Sunderland move came about

first_imgSteve Harper joined talkSPORT on Monday to reflect on his shock move to Sunderland.The veteran goalkeeper’s decision to join Sam Allardyce’s side surprised many considering his long association with their bitter rivals Newcastle.Harper, who has penned a deal with the Black Cats until the end of the season, spent 20 years on the Magpies’ books, making 199 appearances for the club.Discussing how the Sunderland deal came about, the 40-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I got a phone call on Thursday afternoon from the gaffer who said, ‘how are you?’ I said I am still in decent nick and he asked if I fancied coming in for a chat, which I did, and the rest is history.“There was always going to be a reaction but I am not the first, I certainly won’t be the last and bigger and better players than me have done it and played for both clubs with no issues.“I think I am the first to do it in the new social media age so I read the script and deactivated my Twitter account before I signed so as not to get involved. But every message I have had from friends, ex-colleagues and even genuine, hard core Newcastle fans have said: ‘great to see you back in the game and good luck’.”last_img read more

Revealed! The Premier League team with the highest percentage of season ticket holders

first_img 10= West Brom – 66% of seats at the Hawthorns are taken up by season ticket holders 6= Everton – 72% of seats at Goodison Park are taken up by season ticket holders 20. Aston Villa – 52% of seats at Villa Park are taken up by season ticket holders. Find out which clubs have the highest percentage of season ticket holders 12. Manchester City – 65% of seats at the Etihad Stadium are taken up by season ticket holders 20 20 18. Liverpool – 55% of seats at Anfield are taken up by season ticket holders 20 20 20 1. Norwich City – 81% of seats at Carrow Road are taken up by season ticket holders Going to a football match can be a fantastic experience, but for fans it’s an increasingly pricey one.Rising ticket prices are forcing some fans out of the game, while others are only able to make one or two matches a season, sometimes less.Others scrimp and save before forking out considerable sums for season tickets, forgoing holidays and similar treats to follow their team every week.But which Premier League team has the highest percentage of 2015/16 season ticket holders? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to find out who tops the table…*Percentages provided by the Premier League last October 20 14. Tottenham – 62% of seats at White Hart Lane are taken up by season ticket holders 2= Stoke City – 74% of seats at the Britannia Stadium are taken up by season ticket holders 20 10= Crystal Palace – 66% of seats at Selhurst Park are taken up by season ticket holders 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 9. Watford – 67% of seats at Vicarage Road are taken up by season ticket holders 20 8. Chelsea – 68% of seats at Stamford Bridge are taken up by season ticket holders 13. Southampton – 63% of seats at St Mary’s are taken up by season ticket holders 6= West Ham – 72% of seats at Upton Park are taken up by season ticket holders 4= Manchester United – 73% of seats at Old Trafford are taken up by season ticket holders 20 20 20 20 4= Leicester City – 73% of seats at the King Power stadium are taken up by season ticket holders 15= Arsenal – 61% of seats at the Emirates are taken up by season ticket holders 2= Swansea City – 74% of seats at the Liberty Stadium are taken up by season ticket holders 15= Newcastle United – 61% of seats at St James’ Park are taken up by season ticket holders 15= Bournemouth – 61% of seats at the Vitality Stadium are taken up by season ticket holders 19. Sunderland – 54% of seats at the Stadium of Light are taken up by season ticket holders 20last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgCo-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults ages 17 to 25 with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsTake Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. last_img read more


first_imgThe counting of votes in the Presidential election for Donegal North East and Doneagal South West constituencies has recommenced.The votes for the two lowest polling candidates nationally – Mary Davis and Dana Rosemary Scallon are now being distributed at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny and at the Finn Valley Centre in Ballybofey.It is expected the next count could take place in an hour’s time – around 10.30pm. EndsSECOND COUNT BEGINS IN DONEGAL AS DANA AND MARY DAVIS ELIMINATED was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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