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Soniwein Benefits from AMEU’s Student Project

first_imgVacation students attending the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) over the weekend dedicated a community latrine they renovated in the Soniwein Community. The project is part of the students’ community service program. Anthony Kimba, who coordinated the project, said the vacation students decided to renovate the latrine because that was the students’ way of identifying with their respective communities.Funding for the project was provided by the AME University and partners through which the students were able to purchase materials they used for the project. Soniwein was selected due to its poor environmental condition particularly the lack of decent latrines. “With these kinds of project, students recognized the suffering that ordinary Liberians who do not have the hands go through on a daily basis. Therefore students undertaking such a project will make poverty-stricken Liberians see the need to undertake projects in their respective communities in the near future,” Mr. Kimba said.He said the student vocational program is based on the idea of transforming 12th graders from high school to college through standardized education activities.The program provides opportunities for participating students to interact with motivational speakers that drive their ambition for a productive life in society; instils a sense of community ownership among the participants through the implementation of a community service project each year.Kimba said 60 students are admitted into the vacation school on a merit- based process and it runs for four weeks with no cost, but the students are provided daily transportation stipends, lunch, etc.In his remarks, Soniwein Block ‘D’ Deputy Community Chair, George Drow, expressed gratitude to the students for the renovation, which he said will go a long way.“We have long been suffering due to the lack of a decent latrine, now you have given us one. We hope that this will not be the last as we need more help from you people, Mr. Drow 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

Bearcats still on top in Miramonte

first_imgLA VERNE – It took a lot of heart and determination for the Bonita High School girls soccer team to pull out a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Charter Oak High in overtime on Thursday afternoon. The Bearcats, tied at 1-1, scored the winning goal – extending their Miramonte League-play winning streak to 136 games – five minutes into the first of two overtime periods on a shot from senior London Tennant that tricked past Chargers goalkeeper Natalie Bailey. (626) 962-8811 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think we played great,” Bearcats coach Michael Dyer said. “We just weren’t able to finish any of our shots. If we had gotten one early, I don’t think their would have been an issue of overtime.” The Chargers got on the board early in first half with a goal from sophomore Diana Costellom, who scored off of a corner kick. But they were unable to protect the lead. The Bearcats, dominating nearly the entire game, but unable to finish any of their shots, tied the score at 1 with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation on a shot from sophomore Deborah Musa. “In overtime we were just fitter than they were,” Dyer said. “That, and the girls were fired up about the comment their (Charter Oak) coach said about their team winning league this year.” kim.stigerts@sgvn.com center_img Bonita improved to 8-3-3 overall and 1-0 in league play. Charter Oak dropped to 9-3-1 and 1-1. Freshman Jessica Sanchez scored the insurance goal for Bonita with less than four minutes remaining in the final overtime. last_img read more

Swedish businessman charged in Ferrari crash case

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Swedish businessman involved in the high-speed crash of a rare Ferrari on a coastal highway was charged Monday with embezzlement and other counts involving the alleged theft of a collection of exotic cars. Bo Stefan M. Eriksson, 44, was scheduled to be arraigned later Monday on felony charges of embezzlement, grand theft and possession of a gun by a felon. He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving. Eriksson, a former executive with the European video game company Gizmondo, imported two Enzo Ferraris and a rare Mercedes worth an estimated $3.8 million, prosecutors said. The cars were owned by British financial institutions and leased to Eriksson, Deputy District Attorney Steven Sowders said in a statement. The lease agreement did not allow Eriksson to take the cars out of Great Britain, Sowders said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Eriksson’s attorney, Ashley D. Posner, declined to comment on the charges. Authorities contend Eriksson, arrested in early April, was behind the wheel of an Enzo Ferrari — one of only 400 made — when it wrecked Feb. 21 on Pacific Coast Highway in west Malibu. The car crashed into a pole at 162 mph, totaling the $1 million vehicle. Eriksson told police he was only a passenger in the car and that the driver was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich. He said Dietrich ran into the hills, but a search by deputies turned up no one. Detectives questioned Eriksson’s story, noting that only the driver’s side air bag had blood on it and Eriksson had a cut lip. During a search of Eriksson’s house in Bel-Air, authorities said they discovered a handgun. Prosecutors said the weapons charge stemmed from a counterfeiting conviction against Eriksson in Sweden in the early ’90s. Bail was set at $5 million, prosecutors said. If convicted on all counts, Eriksson could be sentenced to as many as 14 years in state prison.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgStealing the show. Jake Bonner makes his way into the middle of the pictured to take the ball. Stephen Ferris was the special guest at Letterkenny Rugby Club after they won a grassroots competition in association with AEG Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidStephen Ferris put the Letterkenny Rugby Team through training on his recent visit the club in association with AEG. Photos: Cristeph/Brian McDaidFormer Ireland and Ulster rugby star Stephen Ferris took time out of his busy schedule to help train the upcoming talent at Letterkenny Rugby Club. Ferris 30, had to retire from Rugby Union prematurely after a series of injuries curtailed his promising career.At the age of 28 he was forced to retire after being unable to shake off an ankle injury that blighted his career.However, Ferris had stayed involved in the game he loves and regularly takes coaching seminars all over the country.He was in Donegal this week to pass on all the knowledge and experience he earned during his glittering career to the upcoming stars at Letterkenny Rugby Club. FORMER IRISH RUGBY INTERNATIONAL TRAINS LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 26th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more