From Reality To Success

first_imgWhen Eva Paye decided to engage into visual art, a field largely dominated by men, she might have been aware of how huge this task was, but with hope she managed to achieve her dream.It has been her childhood vision as a self-taught artist to keep the value of her culture alive and in the minds of the younger generation.She achieved her vision when she received the ‘Excellence Award’ from the United States Embassy at the 2010 Embassy Arts and Crafts Fair during the tenure of Ambassador Linda Thomas- Greenfield. Eva’s achievement was due to the reflection of Liberian heritage in her costume presentation. “Making traditional puppets and dolls help me to better remember the value of our culture,” says Ma Eva. “My mother used to say that all the clay I used to bake as a child would make a living for me.”The most rewarding thing being an artist, Eva said, “is the expectation that little children will watch my exhibit and learn their culture.”Ma Eva has been an artist for more than thirty years and she has a very good experience in making puppets and dolls.  “My dedication to arts is based on the vision to help children erase the negative mindset they have for their culture,” Ma Eva noted. Ma Eva is an outstanding artist that demands a lot from her work. She has refused to make anything that is not an excellent reflection of Liberian culture.The incredible career of Ma Eva has not been without sacrifice.“Living as a female artist in Liberia is a challenge and the worst part of it is the lack of support from the fast growing population,” Ma Eva explained. “But my life is in the arts and as a result I feel obligated to promote its values.” Despite the poor reception regarding material and financial support, she is planning to open a ‘Visual Arts Academy’ for children. “I believe that this academy will serve as a medium to restore our cultural values and bring happiness to less fortunate children,” she said with a smile.She added it has been established that learning visual arts give children extra abilities to become patriotic. Many view her artwork as a mere entertainment while others consider it more than that.The Executive Director of Liberia Visual Art Institute (Livarts) A. Leslie Lumeh said Ma Eva’s work is amazing for the fact that she uses her own creativity to portray Liberian culture.“She is one of the best female artists and her creation stirs the mind about our culture and its significance,” says Lumeh.“Visual art is imagination that is connected to divinity and a way an artist expresses his or her thought in her works,” journalist William Q. Harmon, commented with appreciation.He added that art brings a sense of humor and makes people connect to the world of nature.Ma Eva meanwhile said she needs material and financial support towards the establishment of her dream school, the Visual Arts Institute to develop children.“Even if the support may not come as expected, I’m not going to quit my vision to help children to appreciate their culture,” she said.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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MAN ADMITS ROLE IN NOTORIOUS LETTERKENNY ‘PARTY’ RIOT

first_imgA MAN has appeared in court charged in connection with a notorious ‘riot’ at a house party which left a house trashed.The scene at Thornberry the night after the ‘riot’Thirteen people were arrested after the major disturbance at a house on the Thornberry estate near Mountain Top in Letterkenny in October 2011. Up to 20 Gardai, some in protective clothing, were rushed to the disturbance.Martin McClelland, of 36 Manor View, Letterkenny, yesterday pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a number of household items.The court heard he admitted smashing up bedroom furniture including bedside lockers.He also admitted smashing a clothes horse.The case was adjourned for sentencing in July and McClelland remanded on continuing bail.MAN ADMITS ROLE IN NOTORIOUS LETTERKENNY ‘PARTY’ RIOT was last modified: April 24th, 2013 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:MAN ADMITS ROLE IN NOTORIOUS LETTERKENNY ‘PARTY’ RIOTTHORNBERRYlast_img read more

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CRIME ALERT: HOMEOWNER FOILS GANG WHO BROKE INTO HIS HOME

first_imgCRIME ALERT: A suspicious gang of thieves who attempted to break into a Donegal home this evening were foiled by the terrified homeowner.The callous thieves thought the house was unoccupied and entered the home via the back door. However, the owner was upstairs and when he ran down to confront the men they ran out of the house.The three men where then picked up by a car which was being driven by a woman and they sped off towards Donegal Town.The break-in occurred at 6pm near Kelly’s Garage in Mountcharles.The gang were driving a black 07 D registered Toyota Avensis. There are other reports that the same gang broke into a house on the Pettigo Road late last night.If you see this car then please contact Gardaí immediately and share this information on your social media accounts to raise awareness regarding the cowardly gang of thieves. CRIME ALERT: HOMEOWNER FOILS GANG WHO BROKE INTO HIS HOME was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Newslast_img read more

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Amid threat perception, Maharashtra Budget session may be curtailed

first_imgThe ongoing Budget session of the Maharahstra legislature may be cut short after Mumbai was put on high alert following air strikes across the border in Jammu & Kashmir.Following a police briefing, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convened a meeting on Wednesday of leaders from across the parties where the issue was discussed. The week-long session is scheduled to end on March 2, with a debate on the drought situation slated for March 1.According to police intelligence sources, “Mumbai is on high alert since morning following the air strikes. Instructions have been passed on to unit commanders to increase checking across State borders and be observant to signs of tension.” When legislature is in session, some 5,000 policemen are deployed on bandobast duty. Another 1,500 personnel are on field to handle various protest marches during the session. In case of any tense situations, the force can be deployed to other parts of the city.An opposition leader who attended the meeting said, “It was felt that the Vidhan Bhavan premises, where key state political figures are gathered for the session, could be an easy target.” Those who attended the meeting included Maharashtra DGP Datta Padsalgikar and Mumbai police commissioner Subodh Jaiswal.A formal decision on whether or not to curtail the session may be taken on Thursday morning at an all-party meeting, the leader said. The interim Budget will be passed on Thursday if the session is curtailed.last_img read more

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Day after Diwali, Muzaffarnagar among the most polluted cities

first_imgWith an average Air Quality Index of 424, Muzaffarnagar remained among the most polluted cities in the country on Monday. Marked in the ‘severe’ category by the Central Pollution Control Board, the prominent pollutant here was PM2.5. With Moradabad, Meerut and Hapur not far behind on the pollution index, it seemed as if the stocks of crackers that were shunned in Delhi-NCR found their way into the region.District officials said they tried to enforce the Supreme Court directions on using green crackers but its result could not be felt in the green belt. Additional District Magistrate (City) Atul Kumar held the meteorological conditions responsible for the sudden spike in the AQI. “We enforced the ban on crackers by putting up hoardings, promoting green crackers and organising local melas. The practice of gifting crackers on Diwali has come down considerably in the region. Sunday was the first day when we felt a nip in the air. It seems the smog has settled down.” He said there was no stubble burning as it was the sugarcane hub. “Winds from Punjab and Haryana could have a played role,” he mused.‘Cracker busting still on’However, Rakesh Singh, a farmer from Beda Sadat village, who is known for practising organic farming, said ban on crackers proved ineffective in the region. “It was rampant both in the urban and rural areas. The bursting of crackers started two days before the festival and is expected to continue for two more days,” said Mr. Singh, adding the ‘kolhus’ that crystallise jaggery also adds to the pollution as they run on diesel. More than the administration, Mr. Singh held the people responsible for the problem. “Even the educated indulge in the practice which affects not only humans but also animals and microorganisms which are useful for farming,” he added.last_img read more

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ISL 2019-20: FC Goa Score Four Past Mumbai City FC to Go Atop Points Table

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mumbai: FC Goa returned to winning ways and climbed to the top of the Indian Super League 2019-20 points table with a 4-2 win against Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.The goal-fest began with Lenny Rodrigues giving Goa the lead in the 27th minute. The visitors doubled their lead with a Ferran Corominas (45′) strike just before half-time. The second half saw two goals in the space of ten minutes, with Mumbai City equalising in quick session through Sarthak Golui (49′), Souvik Chakrabarti (55′). However, Hugo Boumous (59′) put the visitors back in lead and Carlos Pena (89′) scored another late goal to rub further salt into Mumbai’s wounds. Sergio Lobera’s team picked up their second win of the season and are atop with eight points after four rounds. Mumbai are fifth with four points in their kitty. Goa have the same points as NorthEast United FC but a better goal difference of 5 compared to NorthEast’s 2.Mumbai refused to sit back and let Goa pass the ball around in the opening minutes but the hosts failed to test Mohammed Nawaz’s goal during that period. This allowed the visitors to get back into the game and draw first blood.In the 27th minute, a Brandon Fernandes corner-kick found Lenny with just enough space inside the box to take a touch, turn and place his shot into the bottom left corner of the net to score his first goal for the club.Mumbai responded well and pressed high up the field. Bipin Singh’s cross from the flank was met by Subhasish Bose who headed it into the path of Diego Carlos. The Brazilian striker hit the side-netting from a dangerous position, leaving the Goan defence relieved.Just before half-time, Goa carved the Mumbai defence open with a simple yet effective passing move. Boumous fed Seriton Fernandes in behind Bose and the full-back’s cross into the centre was well received by Ferran Corominas who took a touch and found the net to score the Gaurs’ second.A familiar sight. Coro puts the visitors up by 2!Watch #MUMGOA LIVE on @hotstartweets – https://t.co/fdPGVFmxFlJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/vO7qy5N6Oe— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 7, 2019 The hosts came out for the restart with renewed vigour and hit back immediately. Mohammed Larbi’s corner-kick from the left found Golui at the far post and the defender, left completely unmarked, nodded a looping header into the net.Mumbai soon pulled level courtesy a neat finish by Chakrabarti. Bipin’s cross into the box was initially cleared but the ball fell to Raynier who laid it off for Chakrabarti to execute an excellent strike into the bottom corner.Mumbai Football Arena: Volume Max 📣What a way to score your first #HeroISL goal, Sauvik Chakrabarti! 👏Watch #MUMGOA LIVE on @hotstartweets – https://t.co/fdPGVFmxFlJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/cDLOyYUkJ7— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 7, 2019 With the sides level and nothing to separate them, the match opened up. Goa regained the lead when Mourtada Fall rose highest inside the box to a flick a Jahouh free-kick across goal towards Boumous. The 24-year-old midfielder’s header bulged the net, leaving Amrinder with no chance.Goa added a fourth to seal the win in the 89th minute. Edu Bedia’s free-kick from the right flank was met by Pena with a smart flick to guide it past the goalkeeper. Carlos Penafc goaFerran Corominasfootball First Published: November 7, 2019, 10:07 PM ISTlast_img read more

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NCAA: San Beda powers past JRU to hike streak to 12

first_imgLATEST STORIES With four of their starters in contention for the Most Valuable Player plum, the defending champion Red Lions simply relied on Calvin Oftana and Donald Tankoua down low and the efficient backcourt duo of James Canlas and Evan Nelle to stay unbeaten for 12 games.Athletic forward Agem Miranda created headaches for the Lions early on as the Heavy Bombers seized control in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40But when Oftana and Tankoua muscled their way inside on both ends, it practically exploited the youth and inexperience of the Heavy Bombers that led to JRU’s eighth defeat in 12 games.Canlas extinguished the Heavy Bombers’ hope for an upset with numerous fast-break plays while Evan Nelle swished the net on several occasions, including a long three that had them smelling victory for good. Alibaba co-founder unanimously approved as new owner of Brooklyn Nets Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Becoming his own man SAN BEDA 65—Canlas 18, Oftana 12, Nelle 11, Tankoua 10, Doliguez 8, Abuda 2, Bahio 2, Alfaro 2, Carino 0, Cuntapay 0, Etrata 0, Soberano 0.JRU 47—Miranda 14, Amores 11, Delos Santos 5, Vasquez 5, Aguilar 4, Dionisio 4, Dela Rosa 3, Jungco 1, Arenal 0, Macatangay 0.Quarters: 21-15, 27-31, 47-43, 65-47.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MANILA, Philippines–San Beda utilized its manpower advantage to the hilt to turn back an adamant yet budding Jose Rizal side, 65-47, in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament on a rainy Thursday afternoon at the Filoil Arena in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Sunil Gavaskar picks transformed England as favourites to win World Cup

first_imgIndia batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July.Eoin Morgan’s side, whose quest for a first 50-overs title begins against South Africa at The Oval on May 30, top the world rankings enter the tournament as the one of the most consistent teams in the format.”England are the favourites. Simply because of the way they are playing cricket, the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and approach after their disastrous 2015 World Cup,” Gavaskar told Reuters in an interview.”England have got a very good team, they have got lots of confidence. You have seen them in all the recent matches and they have been playing outstanding cricket.”Morgan’s men have played a fearless brand of cricket in the recent years and since the start of 2018 have come out on top in bilateral ODI series against World Cup holders Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India.Gavaskar believes having home advantage could also be telling after Australia won as hosts in 2015 and India did the same four years earlier.”If you go by what has happened in the last couple of World Cups, the host team has won,” he added.”But, of course, in cricket anything can happen. While England start the favourites, there are other teams which are also playing some good cricket.”Gavaskar was speaking after pledging to sponsor 34 paediatric heart surgeries for economically deprived children at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care at the satellite city of Navi Mumbai.advertisementThe semi-rural setting was a far cry from the glamorous environs of Gavaskar’s normal workplace as a TV media pundit and rather than former cricketers, he was surrounded by medical professionals who treat children for free.His study of the game from the commentary box has convinced him that holders Australia, with Steve Smith and David Warner back in the fold after their ball-tampering bans, and a resurgent West Indies are other title contenders.Virat Kohli’s India side will also post a big challenge, the 69-year-old felt.”I think these are the four teams that can really stand out,” added former India captain and opening batsman Gavaskar, who once held the record for most test runs and centuries in the longest format.Gavaskar said a hot English summer could add to the excitement of the World Cup as the pitches would be drier and make shot-making easier for the batsmen.The format for the May 30-July 14 tournament has also seen a change from the previous years with all 10 teams playing each other before the top four advance to the semi-finals.”This should be a very, very interesting tournament and I think the format is the best you can have because you are playing every team unlike in two groups,” said Gavaskar, who was part of the Indian team that beat the mighty West Indies to win the 1983 World Cup.”You can have a bogey team with whom you lose in bilateral matches but they could be in another group and you might never play them.”So you can win without having played your bogey team (in the past) while this format, where each team plays each other, I think is the best.”Also Read | David Warner bats at No. 3, hits 39 for Australia in warm-up matchAlso Read | IPL 2019 Playoffs Line-up: MI vs CSK in Qualifier 1, DC vs SRH in EliminatorAlso Seelast_img read more

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Entries Invited for JCDC Competitions

first_imgJamaicans are being encouraged to submit entries for the Jamaica Gospel Song, the Children’s Gospel Song, and the National Festival of the Performing Arts Competitions. Deadline for the 2013 Jamaica Gospel and Children’s Gospel Song Competitions staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), will close on Friday, November 30, 2012, while entries for the National Festival of the Performing Arts, which include dance, drama, music, speech and traditional folk forms, will close on January 25, 2013.  Entries will be accepted from Jamaican citizens and persons who reside in Jamaica for a period of not less than two years at the closing date for entries. Entry forms for these competitions are available online at: www.jcdc.gov.jm and at the JCDC’s head office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and parish offices islandwide. Subject Specialist for Music at the JCDC, Gregory Simms, told JIS News that the competitions seek to expose young Jamaicans to the traditional folk forms, folk music and to give them the opportunity to showcase their creative talent and expressions. He said that schools, community groups, churches, youth clubs and social clubs can enter. “We are encouraging all our teachers and community leaders to start preparing for the competition. Get your items ready,” he said, adding that the competitions are the springboard to the annual Independence celebrations in August 2013. Mr. Simms said that participants each year are exposed to a series of workshops addressed by professionals who provide them with the necessary grooming and training. “We target schools, we target community groups, and anybody may come, because it is really open to the public. There is music, dance and traditional folk forms. If you want to learn maypole or to dance gereh and kumina, you can come to these workshops and have fun while learning about your culture,” he added. Mr. Simms emphasised that persons must be prepared to work, once they have signed up to attend the workshops. “We try to make our sessions very interactive, so that they get a hands-on approach in training,” he said.last_img read more

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Mayor tribal council call for calm as jury deliberates

first_imgThe Canadian PressBATTLEFORD, Sask. – There are calls for calm as a Saskatchewan jury continues deliberating the fate of a farmer charged in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man.Gerald Stanley, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie from the Red Pheasant First Nation in August 2016.Court has heard that Boushie was shot in the head with a handgun while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV that had been driven onto Stanley’s farm near Biggar, Sask.“This case has cracked open the racial undercurrent in Saskatchewan with the potential to further drive a wedge of mistrust between communities,” Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand and Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said in a joint statement.“We cannot build our future with hateful dialogue and divisiveness. As we await the verdict and wonder what impact this could have on our province, and more importantly, our relations with each other, we must continue to work with each other in a good way, in a respectful way.”The jury spent Friday morning listening to testimony from Stanley and his son.Boushie’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, said now it’s just a waiting game.“I’m hoping the jury will do the right thing,” he said. “Right now, it’s pretty hard to predict where it’s going to go. They might decide second (degree murder), manslaughter, acquittal, a hung jury – so that’s where I’m at.”The family is anxious for the case to wrap up, he added.“It’s been hanging over my family’s head for quite a while. You know it’s time that my family starts to heal and move on.”The trial has heard that the SUV that Boushie and four others were in that day had a flat tire. The driver testified the group had been drinking and tried to break into a truck on a neighbouring farm, but went to the Stanley property in search of help with the tire.Defence lawyer Scott Spencer has argued Boushie died as a result of a freak accident when the gun misfired and Stanley never intended to hurt anyone. Crown prosecutor Bill Burge disputed that Stanley believed the firearm was empty and that the gun could have had a misfire, or hang fire.The case has exposed an ugly side in rural Saskatchewan – landowners who blame Indigenous people for high rates of property crime and First Nations who bear the brunt of that racism and hate.With the trial coming to an end the RCMP issued a statement reminding all people and parties to “conduct themselves in a peaceful and civil manner regardless of the outcome.”RCMP also warned people will be held responsible for what they say or post online and police will investigate any complaints of suspected criminal behaviour.last_img read more

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