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The Evergreen State College Named Only West Coast “Best Buy” in Fiske…

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook947Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeThe “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017” has named The Evergreen State College as one of just 21 “Best Buy” public colleges in the United States, Canada and the U.K.  Evergreen is the only public college or university included from the West Coast and is one of just 46 institutions, public or private, on the list.For more than thirty years, the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” has chosen a select group of schools noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost for its annual Best Buy list. All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category and most have four- or five-star academics ratings.The best-selling college guide was created by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is a public liberal arts and sciences college nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach, strong academics and focus on undergraduate teaching. The college also has an upper division bachelor’s degree program in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to undergraduate education, Evergreen offers three graduate degrees: Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration, including a distinctive tribal governance concentration. www.evergreen.edulast_img read more

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SFA Headlines 2018 Southland Volleyball Tournament Field

By on May 31, 2020

first_imgTournament Central | BracketFRISCO, Texas – Eight programs secured their positions in next week’s 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament after regular-season play wrapped up Saturday.Northwestern State will serve as the host institution with tournament action commencing Friday at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Semifinal action is set for Saturday and the championship match is Sunday, Nov. 18.The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of tournament play will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available at southland.org/live and the league’s apps, available for phones, tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The championship match will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, available via ESPNPlus.com and the ESPN app.Stephen F. Austin closed its conference schedule with a perfect 16-0 record to nab the tournament’s No. 1 seed. SFA cruised to straight set finishes in five of their last seven matches and are currently riding the nation’s longest winning streak at 26-matches. The Ladyjacks 29 match victories this year represent the most in NCAA Division I volleyball. The 29 wins is tied for most in a season in SFA program history.Stephen F. Austin will square off against No. 8-seeded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Postseason play came down to the wire for the Islanders. They clinched the tournament’s eighth seed with a straight set victory on the road over Incarnate Word Saturday afternoon. The Islanders’ Madison Green leads the Southland Conference and ranks 14th nationally with a pair of triple double’s this season. First serve between the Ladyjacks and the Islanders is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday morning.Abilene Christian enters the Southland Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed after a 10-6 conference record and a 13-15 overall mark. ACU has averaged 2.32 blocks per set for a combined 252.5 blocks throughout the season. The Wildcats will take on No. 5-seeded Houston Baptist.The Huskies concluded conference play at 8-8. HBU led the conference while ranking third in the nation for team kills (1,548), team aces (194) and total team attacks (4,352). Opening serve between Abilene Christian and Houston Baptist will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Friday’s second match of the day.Match three pits No. 3 Sam Houston State against No. 6 seed McNeese in a 4 p.m. serve. SHSU enters the tournament with a 13-3 record in conference action and a 10-1 mark at home this season. The Bearkats’ defense has held strong throughout the season, limiting opponents to a .153 hitting percentage, a feat which ranks ninth nationally. McNeese closed out their conference slate with an 8-8 mark following a three-match sweep of Northwestern State Saturday afternoon to conclude the regular season. Paige Harvell has been a staple at the net for the Cowgirls ranking 19th in the nation with 135 blocks.Central Arkansas will head into Friday’s play as the No. 2 seed, taking on No. 7-seeded and host Northwestern State in the final match at 6:30 p.m. The Sugarbears lead the Southland Conference in team hitting percentage (.247) and assists per set (12.7) while winning their last eight consecutive matches. Northwestern State completed 1,193 kills throughout the season capturing an 8-8 conference record.Following Friday’s play, the winners will advance and compete in a pair of semifinal rounds taking place Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon and 2:30 p.m. The championship will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, with a 3:05 p.m. serve.last_img read more

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‘More Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Cape Mount’

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgGrand Cape Mount has reported an alarming upsurge of the deadly Ebola virus with 49 new cases registered so far.The Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) and Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, making the disclosure Sunday at the IMS offices in Monrovia, said that of the 49 new cases reported, 27 were confirmed, 13 suspected and 9 probable, putting Cape Mount in the Red County Category second to Montserrado in the country.Describing it as unfortunate, Minister Nyenswah attributed the increase to migration of people suspected of the virus and the continuous denial by some residents that people are dying of the Ebola epidemic in the country.According to the Minister, many people are still observing traditional and cultural practices, which undermine the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and stifle efforts made by the IMS and other international and local partners.  “We have people still traditionally preparing the dead body before burial and secret burials are still taking place in the county causing the spread of the virus. We need to desist from these (practices) with the deadly Ebola virus still threatening,” he stressed.There is a high level of complacency and gross disregard for the preventive measures that were laid down by the Ministry of Health and its partners to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, he said.Minister Nyenswah reported that people in Cape Mount were not observing constant hand-washing with soap and chlorine solution. He said that they are also keeping sick people in their communities, getting in close personal contact with them and often do not report suspected Ebola cases.With the alarming number of new cases in the county, the IMS and its partners will open the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sinje and move in with more ambulances and health workers to ensure that the situation is put under control. “We are also installing new Labs in the next two weeks to have more people tested. We will also carry out a massive mobilization of partners to support the county health team in ensuring the IMS does not have any problem of containing this outbreak in the county,” Minister Nyenswah added.The Minister disclosed further that the 49 reported cases from Cape Mount have generated over 200 contacts in and outside of the county, which he said needed urgency to contain the situation. He appealed to local residents to work with health practitioners to address the problem.Monsterrado County remains the hotspot of the Ebola Virus Disease, but the IMS and partners are working to ensure that ‘zero new cases’ is achieved and Liberia is declared Ebola free, he said.He added that Nimba, which has not reported any case for the past 63 days, has now reported one new case, but the IMS is working to guarantee that all measures are put in place to handle the situation there.The Minister emphasized that only behavioral change of every Grand Cape Mount citizen and resident will help to stop the spread of the virus, stating that everybody needed to adhere to all the preventive measures to break the transmission of the Ebola disease.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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Boy, 13, Dies in Fire

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgDevastated, Mrs. Dakel has lost her child and her homeA fire incident on Duport Road early Tuesday, April 4, destroyed a six-bedroom house, resulting in the death of 13-year old Mustapha Dakel, and destruction of properties worth nearly US$30,000.The incident also left 15 persons homeless and destitute after it destroyed “everything in the house,” according to eyewitnesses.“I was in my room packing my drugs when my son Mustapha called me several times that there was fire in the drug store; and so I went out to see what was happening but the heavy smoke prevented me from reaching him and even taking anything out of the house,” Mrs. Dakel told the Daily Observer.Mrs. Dakel is a Registered Nurse and works at the James N. Davies Hospital in Neezoe, Paynesville.She said she suspected that a number of young people she claimed are addicted to harmful drugs may be responsible for the incident. But the Daily Observer could not get any confirmation of her statement because neither officers of the Liberia National Police nor the Fire Service Department visited the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.Mrs. Dakel, however, said, “Many times I have warned some of them to not be around my children or my house. Because of that some of them have rudely reacted to my warnings and continued to move between houses here during the night hours when people are in bed.”She said Mustapha started sleeping in the drug store after criminals broke into the store one night recently and made away with over L$100,000 and US$500 in cash and an estimated US$30,000 worth of drugs.Mrs. Dakel said her husband, along with some men in the neighborhood, tried to save Mustapha without success.“When I heard the noise I came out of my room with my children and could not save any of our belongings,” said Ms. Zinna Dakel, the sister of Mrs. Dakel.Although she later revealed that there was a gallon of gasoline in the house, she maintained her lack of knowledge on what led to the fire outbreak.The family is meanwhile calling on the government and kind hearted persons to help them resettle because they are currently in an overcrowded and unfinished house.The family can be reached on 0770152001 for any offer of assistance.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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Norton Street robbery accused remanded

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgA Norton Street, Georgetown man who admitted to robbing another was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Stephon Apple, 20, of Lot 15 Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on December 14, at Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, he stole three gold rings valued $100,000, one gold band valued $50,000 and $54,000, property of Chetwyn Eastman.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris informed the court that on December 14, at about 10:30h, the Virtual Complainant placed items in a haversack on his dining table. However, when he returned, he realised that the items were missing. The VC then reviewed CCTV footage and saw the 20-year-old removing the articles.The matter was then reported and Apple was arrested. On Monday after listening to the facts, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus deferred sentencing to January 13, 2020.last_img read more

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Officials encourage spring fire safety

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first_imgTo ensure fire safety, the Forest Ministry also recommends that a fire site is located away from buildings, trees and combustible materials, and that wind conditions be taken into consideration. A burn registration number is required to burn piles larger than three metres wide by two metres high, or for burns exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than 2,000 square metres). Numbers can be attained free of charge by calling 1-888 797-1717. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. By Christine Rumleskie Fire officials are urging Fort St. John residents to take caution during their annual spring cleanup. The Forest Ministry sent out a warning to British Columbians on April 1st, urging residents to be careful when backyard burning this spring. – Advertisement -Captain Greg Nicoll with the Fort St. John Fire Department says even though there’s still snow on the ground, residents should still take caution when lighting a match. [asset|aid=2712|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4a69b3f8c7d4d82e04964fedb999c018-Greg Nicols 2_1_Pub.mp3] Nicoll says the rule of thumb is to avoid lighting a fire, and instead take all backyard debris to a local dump.Advertisementcenter_img He says if homeowners decide to light a fire, they should tell their neighbours, and call the local fire department to give firefighters a heads-up.Although uncontrolled backyard fires do tend to cause wildfires, Captain Nicoll says it’s still too early to predict the impact of the upcoming fire season. [asset|aid=2713|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4a69b3f8c7d4d82e04964fedb999c018-Greg Nicols 1_1_Pub.mp3] Some tips to take into consideration include pruning tree branches to at least two metres off the ground, removing all trees or shrubs within ten metres of a house, and storing firewood ten metres or more from a house. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fort St. John Hospital, G.M. Shrum Generating Station win construction awards

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgThe new hospital opened on June 21, 2012, after construction of the two-story hospital with 55 acute-care beds and a residential care facility with 124 beds began in September 2009. Elsewhere in the province’s northeast, B.C. Hydro’s G.M. Shrum Generating Station Fire Protection Upgrade Project also received a Silver Mechanical Contractor over $3 million award. The 20 year old fire alarm system at the main powerhouse structure of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam is set to be replaced over the next two years by Gisborne Industrial Contracting Ltd. to ensure that the fire alarm system meets current code and reliability requirements. The awards are given out by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, which is hosting its 25th annual Awards of Excellence this fall. – Advertisement -“The Silver Award winners this year all represent companies that were able to bring projects of the highest calibre in on time and on budget,” said Jan Robinson, interim President of the VRCA in press release.  Gold Award of Excellence winners will be announced at a gala in Vancouver on October 17, which will be chosen from each of the three Silver Award winners in each category.Advertisementlast_img read more

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HORRIBLE WEATHER! BUT WARM SPELL DUE AT WEEKEND, SAYS MET EIREANN

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgDONEGAL is being battered by heavy rain again today – making it a horrible July so far.But there are signs that the weekend will be drier and possibly warmer, says Met Eireann.And if you’ve been holding off on that BBQ, it looks like Saturday might be the day to fire it up. “There will be rain and drizzle today, heavy at times this morning with fog also,” said a spokesman, “however some warm drier spells will develop later with highest temperatures 18 to 20 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds.”Rain will clear tomorrow – but there will be heavy showers in the afternoon.Thursday will be a rather cloudy day with some showers but dry most of the time. Highest temperatures will be around 16 or 17 degrees with northerly breezes, and the night-time will be cool and clear.Some showers may still occur during Friday but generally the weather will be mainly dry, but with no great improvement in temperatures. However it does begin to get warmer during Saturday as a ridge of high-pressure settles over Ireland and temperatures rise 19 to 21 degrees.There should be good sunny spells throughout Saturday with very few showers. During Sunday outbreaks of rain will occur over Ulster, Connacht and north-Leinster, but the rest of the country will be largely dry. Heavy rain will spread southwards on Sunday night but early next week will be mostly dry. HORRIBLE WEATHER! BUT WARM SPELL DUE AT WEEKEND, SAYS MET EIREANN was last modified: July 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HORRIBLE WEATHER! BUT WARM SPELL DUE AT WEEKENDSAYS MET EIREANNlast_img read more

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MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CONTAINER DEATH IS FROM DONEGAL

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first_imgThe people who were found in the container at Tilbury docks.BREAKING NEWS: A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of a man inside a shipping container in Essex is originally from Co Donegal, we can reveal.The 34 year old, who is from Inishowen, was arrested by the PSNI on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.In follows an incident in which 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children, found at Tilbury Docks on Saturday. The Norstream container ship on which the people were carried.One man was found dead in the container.Essex Police said officers in Northern Ireland had also detained the suspect, 34, who now lives in Limavady.We spoke to a number of people from the Inishowen town where the man is originally from who expressed shock at the news.The man at the centre of the probe still has relatives living in the Inishowen Peninsula. He is due to be transported to Essex for questioning later.The group arrived in the UK on Saturday on a ship from Belgium and were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.They were discovered after dock workers heard banging and screaming coming from one of the containers.Essex Police named the dead man as Meet Singh Kapoor, who was 40 years old. Initial post-mortem tests have proved inconclusive.The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72. They are all in the care of the Home Office after being questioned by police and are seeking asylum in the UK.A police spokesman said the man was arrested on the A1 at Banbridge in County Down.The PSNI are carrying out a search of his home, near Derry, he said.Acting Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, of Essex Police, said: “This is a fast-moving investigation which has already involved a number of police forces and law enforcement agencies from across the United Kingdom and Europe. “I am very grateful to officers from the PSNI for their assistance this morning. We will continue to work closely with all of our policing colleagues as we pursue our investigation to bring those responsible for this crime to justice.”It is believed the migrants were in the container for about 18 hours.MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CONTAINER DEATH IS FROM DONEGAL was last modified: August 20th, 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:DerrydonegalEssexInishowenLimavaddylast_img read more

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The Secret Behind the Real Time Web; A Video From Inside FriendFeed

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#humor#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img marshall kirkpatrick There’s no end of talk about the benefits of the real time web these days, but what’s going on behind the scenes? What do the nuts and bolts look like? Is it standards based code on scalable servers? Is it hyper-active little elves? FriendFeed product manager Dan Hsiao and company intern Ross Miller released a short video today from deep inside the core of that innovative company that Facebook just paid $50m in cash and stocks to purchase. Now that FriendFeed has had its exit, the staff must feel comfortable opening up a little to the world and letting us see what really goes on there. We thought it was elves, but this is probably the most scalable solution available. Just snap on more of the same infrastructure and you’re ready to rock and roll. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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