Saint Michael’s College,The second annual Saint Michael’s College Community Service Day has drawn some 119 employees volunteering to do a variety of service activities for the day, Wednesday, May 25, both on and off the Colchester-based campus. Participants were encouraged to join in the ‘opportunity to come together with your colleagues and to give back to your community.’ Staff AwardsService activities from 9 a.m. to 12 noon will be followed by lunch and Annual Staff Awards Ceremony in Alliot Hall that will honor six employees for their commitment, service and dedication. The six to be honored were nominated by their colleagues, and will be identified for the first time at the ceremony. ‘This project celebrates the Saint Michael’s community by doing good work together,’ said Angela Irvine, director of foundation relations and service-day team member. Participants, including vice presidents, cafeteria workers, computer specialists, librarians, professors and others, will be doing the following activities: On CampusBaked Love: making meals for area familiesCampus Grounds: raking, sweeping entrances & around dumpsters, cutting ivy, weeding flower bedsChapel: spring cleaningCommunity Garden: garden prep, planting and weedingEarly Learning Center: cleaning and yard workLibrary Archives: cleaning and organizing5 paint crews, painting St. Joe’s porch, dugouts on 300s field, Old Fire Station, handrails of dorm entrances, and bus stop; walkways and seat numbers on Ross sports center bleachersPower washing of building exteriorsWindow washing Off CampusCamp Ta Kum Ta: yard work, spring cleaning, handy workCatamount Family Center: trail maintenanceCOTS: spring cleaningRock Point School: yard workShelburne Museum: gardeningWinooski Senior Center: deliver meals on wheels and bake treats for BINGO event Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team looks to bounce back following a disappointing performance at the Lakeside Classic in Evanston last week. In their tournament opener against Bowling Green State University, the Badgers struggled to find the back of the net, losing a tightly-contested 1–0 match. Following a regrettable opening-round loss, the Badgers defeated Lehigh University 2-1 in the second game of the Lakeside Classic. Wisconsin relied on an offensive underclassman barrage, as freshman Iñaki Irribarren and sophomore Bobby Harris both scored.This week Wisconsin faces a critical non-conference test, first traveling to Indianapolis to face the feisty Butler Bulldogs. The Bulldogs (2-1-0) look to rebound at home following a hard-fought road defeat at the hands of Marshall (2-0-1). It would be a mistake for the Badgers to overlook the Bulldogs as Butler currently rides a two-game home winning streak. A key for a Badger victory will be containing Butler’s senior sensation, Brandon Guhl. The former All-Big East First Team selection and Co-Offensive Player of the Year has been on a tear to start his senior campaign, scoring in all three games to this point.Men’s Soccer: Weekend of opportunity lies aheadThe Badgers men’s soccer team managed to capture their first win of the season this past Sunday at home against Read…After Thursday’s game, the Badgers return to Madison for a Sunday showdown against Portland. The Pilots come in red-hot, shutting out their opponents in both of their past two games and scoring a whopping nine goals overall. Luckily, the Badgers counter Portland’s offensive attack with experience. Seniors Elan Koenig and 2018 All-Big Ten second team member Robin Olofsson will play critical roles in slowing down the Pilots.Furthermore, senior goalkeeper Dean Cowdroy will add an additional security blanket on the back-end. After transferring from Lander University, Cowdroy filled in nicely last year, posting a 10-6-2 record in 18 matches.Men’s soccer: Wisconsin takes on Creighton this weekend in penultimate spring gameThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team will take on the Creighton University Bluejays Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska. The Read…On the offensive end, senior midfielder Noah Leibold will be a major factor this week for the Badgers. Over the past three years, Leibold has been a staple of the Badger offensive attack, starting 63 consecutive matches dating back to his freshman season. Leibold is already off to a hot start in 2019, leading the team with four shots. A sweep is critical this week for the Badgers as the following week the team travels to Bloomington to face defending Big Ten champion, Indiana.
Protesters demanding the immediate resignations of the Minister of Education and the Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) stormed the grounds at the Ministry of Education yesterday.The protestors were teachers who told journalists that they are demanding the resignations of Minister George K. Werner and Superintendent Benjamin Jacobs because Werner’s educational reform has failed, besides his dismissing teachers and that Jacobs’s educational qualifications are questionable.Spokesman Cyrus T. Kortu said the protesting teachers were from the Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association, the National Teachers Association of Liberia, and other local teachers’ unions.Mr. Kortu said they are demanding Minister Werners’ resignation because of his role in bringing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the introduction of the Bridge Academies that he said lacks what it takes to reform the Liberian school system.‘’The Public Private Partnership is now collecting over L$3000 per student in the primary level and there are many unqualified teachers teaching our children,” Mr. Kortu said.According to him, Bridge Academies, the foreign private education company the government has outsourced the education system to, has no success story in all the countries it has served.Mr. Kortu is the president of the MoE Scholarship Program at the William V. S. Tubman College of the University of Liberia. He said Minister Werner lacks leadership skills and Supt. Jacobs lacks quality academic credentials to manage education in the country.Ms. Susan P. Nagbeh, a member of the MCSS Teachers Association, said once there is no satisfaction for everyone in all the sectors, including education, there will be no peace.‘’We will make sure that all government school teachers lay their chalk down until Werner and Jacobs resign,’’ Nagbeh said. “Many children are not going to school due to Bridge Academies’ policies which is a great violation of their human rights.”Responding to the teachers concern, acting Communications Director at the Ministry of Education, Mr. J. Shannor Goe, said the teachers are at liberty to express their feelings but should understand that Minister Werner is not the problem in the education reform process.‘’It is unfortunate that the teachers are demanding the resignation of the Minister. Minister Werner is working with specific mandates and if he should go it must be based on his violation of those mandates,’’ he said.Mr. Goe further said that reform is not a unilateral decision of Werner but the government in line with plans within the international best practices.He admitted that Bridge Academies failed in Kenya and Uganda but said “it does not mean they can also fail in Liberia.”On students not enrolled in school due to Bridge’s policy of having a minimum size of students in a classroom, Mr. Goe said the choice is for parents to send their children to other schools.The aggrieved teachers, who termed yesterday as day one of their peaceful protest vowed not to stop until Werner and Jacobs resign from their jobs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Table-toppers Finn Harps will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host new-boys Galway FC at Finn Park on Saturday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).Harps striker Ruairi Keating is one of a number of players in flying form for Finn Harps. Pic by Gary Foy.Last Friday evening’s 5-0 hammering of Cobh Ramblers saw Harps increase their unbeaten start in the league to three games and keep their third clean sheet in a row.When you factor in the end of last season, it means Harps are now unbeaten in five league games and haven’t conceded a goal in 360 minutes of league football – the last goal against them coming when Garbhan Coughlan scored an injury time consolation for Athlone Town in a 3-2 victory for Harps on 4th October last year. “I was obviously very happy to get three points on Friday,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan as he reflected on the game against Cobh.“I felt our second goal from Carel Tiofack came slightly against the run of play as we didn’t start the second half particularity well. However, after that, the result wasn’t in doubt really.”Horgan was also delighted to see his side record another blank scoreline for the opposition and he has yet to witness his Harps side concede in league action this season.“It is always good to keep a clean sheet but we ran our luck a little especially from one or two Cobh set-pieces. This is something we will need to improve on ahead of the game against Galway.” With Galway the visitors to Finn Park on Saturday, Horgan feels this could be the toughest test his side has faced this season.“Galway have huge potential,” he said. “They have quality players like Ryan Connolly, Vinny Faherty and Gary Shanaghan who have all played with top Premier Division sides. Add in young Ryan Manning and Jason Molloy and they will pose a huge attacking threat to us.”The Harps boss continued: “It would be great to see a big crowd come out on Saturday as a good atmosphere can definitely play its part in encouraging any team, and we are no different. Galway have a lot of quality and play good football so it’s a challenge we will be relishing.”On the team front, Horgan is still missing Kevin McHugh and Gareth Harkin with hamstring injuries. Sean McCarron remains sidelined with a fractured cheek while Ciaran Coll and Keith Cowan are doubts after they both picked up knocks in Friday’s game with Cobh.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ciaran Coll (knock), Keith Cowan (knock)..Injured: Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Gareth Harkin (hamstring), Sean McCarron (fractured cheek). Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-D-D-W-W (11 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Pat McCann – 3Ruairi Keating – 2 (1 in League Cup)Keith Cowan – 1James Doherty – 1Michael Funston – 1Carel Tiofack – 1Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)21-Mar – 2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (Doherty, Tiofack, McCann 2, Keating)16-Mar-2014 – Lg – Shamrock Rovers B 0-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, Funston, McCann)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedTABLE-TOPPERS HARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST GALWAY FC was last modified: March 26th, 2014 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)Tags:finn harpsFinn ParkGalway FC