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first_imgThe Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the appointment of Professor Reid E. Whitlock as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Foundation.The appointment of Prof. Whitlock was announced last Sunday while Dr. Wiebe Boer, was similarly appointed the Inaugural Chief Executive of the Foundation; a position which puts him as director of Strategy at Heirs Holdings, Mr. Elumelu’s pan-African Proprietary Investment Company.Professor Whitlock brings 30 years of experience as a business school rector, diplomat, entrepreneur, strategy consultant and advisor to leaders in Africa, Asia and the Middle East on economic development, according to a statement issue by the United Bank for Africa (UBA)-Liberia yesterday.He obtained his Ph.D. and law degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in America. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University.Commenting on Prof. Whitlock’s appointment, founding Patron of the institution, Prof. Michael Porter said, “Tony’s commitment to African entrepreneurship is unshakeable and therefore saluted his appointment as CEO of his Foundation. He has an experience in driving competitiveness and entrepreneurship growth in Africa, including Rwanda that has achieved remarkable progress. I look forward to continuing to support Tony, as he furthers Africa’s revival through the great work of the Foundation.”President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was also quoted as saying, “I am delighted to hear of Reid Whitlock’s appointment as the CEO of Tony’s Foundation. Reid’s work was instrumental in improving Rwanda’s Public Sector Service Delivery, Competitiveness, and Business Education. As CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, he now has a unique platform to ensure this work continues across Africa.”“As Dr. Boer becomes Director of Strategy for Heirs Holdings, I want to thank him for the leadership he has provided, helping transform the foundation from just an idea into a preeminent global philanthropic institution. I welcome Professor Whitlock, who brings considerable global experience in the private, public, and academic sectors, which will significantly assist in realizing the mission of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in empowering Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs and driving the continent’s economic and social transformation,” The founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tony Elumelu said.Prof. Whitlock said, he was honored by the opportunity the Board of Trustees had given him and was excited to join a dynamic institution, with a truly pan-African focus and an ambitious agenda. “I look forward to leveraging my extensive experience and networks to further help the Foundation achieve its important goals.”His responsibility as new CEO of the foundation will focus on supervising the Foundation’s four key projects and programs, including the US$100 million pan-African Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program–Africa’s largest direct intervention in support of entrepreneurship, the Africapitalism Institute, the Foundation’s policy and research arm, which provides a rigorous program of research and advocacy in support of the Foundation’s goals.Others activities are: the Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund, directly assisting, through private sector strategies, conflict affected and disadvantaged communities across Nigeria, the Tony & Awele Elumelu Prize, which champion’s academic excellence on the African continent and will support the Foundation’s senior leadership team.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIf these two men are ready to move on, UCI and the taxpayers who support the university should be, too. There is no reason to demand Drake’s resignation. This society is too quick to call for people’s jobs when they err. UCI should close the case on politics and start focusing on how it is going to train a generation of new lawyers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Though this episode proved embarrassing for UCI, which received strong opposition from some conservatives who did not want a liberal like Chemerinsky in the dean’s post, we believe those gunning for the chancellor’s job have it wrong, too. UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake did indeed cave to pressure from the right when he fired Chemerinsky, a former USC law professor, but he had also instructed his new subordinate not to publicly take positions on controversial issues that may polarize supporters of the law school set to open in two years. That request, we believe, went against everything a law school should stand for, but a boss does have the right to give orders, even if they are poorly reasoned, and we can understand why Drake was miffed. But Drake did the honorable thing: He met with Chemerinsky, reversed his decision and rehired him. Everyone in positions of authority makes mistakes, but those with integrity correct them. Drake also acted with honor by flying to Duke University, where Chemerinsky is employed, and spending hours hashing out their issues. At the end, the two men issued a joint statement that said they had reached a mutual understanding. That’s all that really matters. Chemerinsky can continue voicing his legal and political opinions, which are valuable contributions to the national dialogue, and UCI can open its law school on schedule and with its reputation basically intact. The University of California, Irvine, Anteaters have finally eaten crow. They are better for it. The university chancellor made the right call in rehiring legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, who was fired as law school dean before his start day for sounding off about former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the death penalty in a newspaper column. Chemerinsky, like all Americans, has the right to state his opinions on national affairs without losing his job. And as a scholar, he should have the academic freedom to interpret the Constitution and state his positions, no matter how “polarizing,” in public. In fact, an academic should be expected to express his opinions and share his scholarship, particularly at colleges funded by the taxpayers. The expression is “publish or perish,” not “publish and perish.” last_img read more


first_imgArsenal have been told to increase their bid for Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka.Reports last week claimed the Gunners were close to sealing a deal for the 23-year-old Swiss star after submitting an offer of over £30million.But, according to Bild, Arsenal have actually made a bid of just £19m for the midfielder, who is expected to be on the move this summer.That amount is a good £10m below what Borussia Monchengladbach are hoping for and they have told the Premier League side to fork over more cash.All parties, including Xhaka, are hopeful a deal can be sorted before Euro 2016 to avoid any complications arising. 1 Granit Xhaka is hoping his move to Arsenal will be finalised before Euro 2016 last_img


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe cost for the workshop is $13 for PROz members and $25 for guests who register in advance, or $35 at the door. PROz provides a forum for an exchange of ideas and information about marketing and public relations. Anyone interested in public relations, marketing or related fields is invited to attend. Reservations are recommended because of limited seating. Call (661) 816-8749. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Angi Ma Wong, who has registered her title as the Feng Shui Lady, will present a workshop based on her book “Been There, Done That, 16 Secrets of Success for Entrepreneurs” at a luncheon meeting May 11. PROz – the Antelope Valley Public Relations Officials group – will sponsor the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at the Holiday Inn, 38630 Fifth St. W. Wong said she uses the Chinese environmental system of placement to achieve career and business success. She will discuss promoting businesses and individuals and how she has successfully publicized herself on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “CNN Headline News” and in other broadcast and print media. Wong presented “Feng Shui for Modern Living” at the Antelope Valley Women’s Conference 2006 in April. last_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal credit union has helped customers to beat loan sharks by handing out almost half a million euro in low-interest Christmas loans.Letterkenny Credit UnionLetterkenny Credit Union introduced the cut-price loans of up to €1,000 last year charging just €20 interest for up to 40 weeks on the loan.Now demand for the loans has seen the credit union already hand out €400,000 in recent weeks. Gordon Randles, manager of Letterkenny Credit Union, says the reaction has been terrific.“Our staff have been very busy because of the seasonal loan deal and I would like to thank them for that.“Demand is certainly even up on last year because we have now built up a relationship with many people from the first offer.“The deal is up to €1,000 but you could have a student is simply needs €500 and we are happy to help out on all applications,” he said. Mr Randles said that overcoming money lenders was only aspect of the benefit of the huge uptake on seasonal loan offers which close on December 15th.“The credit union is a community-based organisation and we are only as strong as out members.“We are a self-help organisation and the members can help make us grow and become bigger,” he said.President of the Letterkenny Chamber John Watson, said the half million euro in loans is actually worth at least three times that to the local economy.“I think the initiative taken by Letterkenny Credit Union should be held up as an example of Donegal fighting back. “This half a million euro in loans will be multiplied because people will use the money and spend more.“This is worth at least €1.5 million to the local economy and it is right we should welcome it,” he said.Mr Watson said the reaction on the street is very positive with traders already reporting an upsurge in trading before the final two weeks of Christmas shopping.CREDIT UNION OVERCOMES LOAN SHARKS AS PEOPLE TAKE OUT UP TO €500,000 IN CHRISTMAS LOANS was last modified: December 7th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Credit Unionloan sharksseasonal loanslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has said the Troika “is fixated on austerity for austerity’s sake” and the government was simply “ticking the Troika’s austerity boxes”.Speaking after leading a Sinn Fein delegation to meet the Troika Deputy Doherty said: “Recently we have heard EU Commission President Barroso say that austerity has reached its limits. Before that former IMF man in Ireland Ashoka Mody said that ‘reliance on austerity is counterproductive’.“In Sinn Fein’s view austerity has failed and was never going to work. The Troika today admitted it was disappointed with Ireland’s economic growth under the programme but that it was not changing course. “Like the government they are determined to waste more years on austerity. They confirmed the government is intent on pursuing this same failed policy including by cutting the pay of lower and middle-income public servants.“Sinn Féin vigorously contested the statement from the Troika that the programme is working and put it to them that while the programme is delivering for the banks and markets it is dramatically failing ordinary people. We need to move to people- and growth-friendly policies and to drop the counterproductive austerity agenda to which this government is wedded. There must be an easing of austerity, starting with the scrapping of the family home tax and water charges.“Sinn Fein also raised the issue of health cuts and the need for a fairer approach to public service talks with the Troika. We left them in no doubt that ordinary people are hurting and have no more to give.“It is clear the government must change course and use the space Minister Noonan referred to create growth and jobs and not simply to tick the Troika’s austerity boxes.”  GOVERNMENT IS ‘TICKING TROIKA AUSTERITY BOXES’ – DOHERTY was last modified: April 27th, 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:GOVERNMENT IS ‘TICKING TROIKA AUSTERITY BOXES’ – DOHERTYlast_img read more


first_img Maryland Eastern Shore 12/22/2017 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: “We can’t be a team that thinks we have to make 15 threes every night, but I think we left a lot of good looks out there early and we needed to play better early offensively tonight,” Medved said. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) led the Bulldogs with 13 points while C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) added a season-high 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, a team-high four assists and two steals. Photos BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mike Daum, the reigning Summit League Player of the Year, scored 35 points with 14 rebounds to lead South Dakota State over the visiting Drake Bulldogs, 87-74, Tuesday evening at Frost Arena. Box Score (HTML) Drake trailed by as many as 16 points multiple times in the first half before a 7-0 run helped the team pull within nine points, 35-26, with just less than four minutes remaining in the half. McMurray scored all five of his first-half points during that span. However, the Jackrabbits added back-to-back baskets to end the Bulldog run and take a 43-32 lead at halftime. Daum scored 19 of his points in the first half on 8-of-13 shooting. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom/The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img The Bulldogs return home Dec. 22 to host their final non-conference game of the season. Tipoff against Maryland Eastern Shore is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Version Story Links “We couldn’t slow him down and he’s such a tough matchup in so many ways,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved of Daum. “He’s a great shooter, is big, has unbelievable hands and is the whole deal. He puts your defense in tough spots.” “He’s such a key piece to what we’re doing,” Medved said of Rivers. “He battles and plays great within our offense and does a lot of things for this team. He’s an unsung hero.” Box Score (PDF) Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 11 points to give him 1,579 career points and move him into fifth all-time at Drake past Drake legend Lewis Lloyd. Daum shot 14-of-24 and 4-of-7 from three-point range as one of four Jackrabbits in double-figure scoring. SDSU built its lead back out to 17 points in the opening minutes of the second half and kept it at 12 more for the remainder of the contest while stretching it to as many as 20 points three times in the final eight minutes of the game to thwart any potential challenge from the Bulldogs. Drake (5-7) was held to six three-pointers and could never cut into a double-digit lead that South Dakota State (10-5), the preseason favorite to win the Summit League, held for much of the game.last_img read more


first_imgThere has been a renewed warning over scam calls claiming to be from the ‘eir’ telecoms company.A customer in Donegal recently received a hoax call from a person pretending to be a customer services representative from eir.The customer was told that their broadband security was compromised. However, the person who was targetting knew it was a hoax and contacted eir. In other cases, these callers have asked for payment to repair the broadband ‘issues’.Eir Customer Services have warned against giving out personal or banking details to scam callers. The company says it would never directly contact customers via mobile or landline. Customers who receive scam calls are advised to block the number and ignore it.Information on eir safety is available on: www.eir.ie/online-safetyWarning over scam calls from fake Eir reps was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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


first_imgThree scientists are suggesting that SETI researchers comb neutrinos for alien messages.  Nothing natural could produce high-energy neutrinos, they said in Science,1 so aliens may use their cosmic accelerators to send neutrino packets across the intergalactic internet.  They suggested watching for them in the neutrino detector at the South Pole.1.  Random Samples, Science, Volume 320, Number 5881, Issue of 06 June 2008.Let’s strive to understand this reasoning.  The three scientists believe we could reasonably infer the existence of intelligent design in subatomic particles, which carry no information, due strictly to their physical characteristics.  But finding a coded language in DNA and calling that intelligent design would undoubtedly be criticized as a religious argument.  They think that high-energy neutrinos could only be produced by non-natural intelligent causes.  They probably believe DNA, however, with its sophisticated language transcription and translation systems, was produced by natural causes.    This must be valid scientific reasoning, because Science said so.  The practical outcome would be that these scientists would think it worth the money to sift through signatures of ghostly particles at the South Pole to infer design, but not to advance the design inference from DNA into a reasoned investigation whether a Designer capable of creating the most densely-packed and information-rich structures in the universe might have also communicated with humans in more accessible ways.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgSAPS new vehicles were paraded in Sandtonto show that South Africa’s security agenciesare prepared the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Crime Line’s Yusuf Abramjee, PoliceMinister Nathi Mthethwa and national SAPScommissioner Bheki Cele. Colonel Lieutenants Motlalepule Maota andTshidi Falata are part of South Africa’ssecurity force. (Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• South African Police ServicesColonel Vishnu NaidooSpokesperson+27 82 567 4153• 2010 World Cup Organising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 0121jermaine.craig@2010oc.comRELATED ARTICLES• Interpol: a safe World Cup• Police hard at work for a safer SA• Cracking down on 2010 crime• New unit to crack down on crime• Choppers to curb 2010 crimeBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s security agencies will do their utmost to ensure fans are protected and the country remains safe during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the country’s government has promised.The agencies, which include police and various emergency services, have been ready for some time now, National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele said at a parade in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 17 May. “We are ready to host the World Cup …”Local and international journalists, many of whom are already stationed here for next month’s tournament, were in Sandton to witness the display of high-tech armoured police and traffic vans, chase helicopters and ambulance fleet to be used during the June-July period.The display should give overseas reporters a good indication of the country’s security preparations, Cele said. “The international media must tell the world what they see,” he added.The nation’s expertly trained soldiers also showed off their skills during the parade, as the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the army will work together on various operations during the World Cup.Government had allocated R1.35-billion (US$179-million) to these two forces to ensure maximum security for the month-long tournament.As the country counts down the 23 days remaining until kick-off, the display was “a show of strength of all agencies”, Cele said. “Definitely, South Africa is ready. We’re ready to secure all stadiums …”Some R665-million($88. 2-million) has been spent on World Cup security equipment, which – in addition to the armoured vehicles and helicopters – include sniper rifles, surveillance cameras, advanced bomb-disabling equipment and water cannons.About 41 000 SAPS officers will be deployed during World Cup operations. The group will consist of 31 000 permanent officers and 10 000 reservists, with a combined budget of R640-million ($85-million).Joint forcesPolice and intelligence officers will also work with Interpol and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO). Ronald Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, announced in April that about 25 of its member countries will supply additional security personnel to South Africa for the World Cup.While Interpol will provide top-notch intelligence and surveillance equipment, SARPCCO is expected to play a critical role in helping South Africa secure its borders and ensure that people don’t enter the country illegally during June and July.The remaining 31 teams that have qualified for the World Cup will also send their own security officers to deal with any terrorism or general crime threats.International security agencies have given a “thumbs up” to South Africa’s World Cup security plans, Cele said.Lasting legacySouth African forces have received training in crowd control management from the French National Police Force. Thanks to the leadership and expertise of French General Herve Niel, among others, SAPS members are now well equipped to deal with violent outbreaks.“The resources that have been put in place and the training will be there to benefit the people South Africa long after the World Cup,” Cele said.“South Africa will never be the same again after the World Cup,” added Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.The South African Football Association is satisfied with World Cup security plans, said its CEO Lesley Sedibe. Security of all 32 participating teams will be prioritised, he added. “We’re confident that the security of all the teams is in good hands.”last_img read more