MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgEvery day is a challenge and as young people we need to prepare for it, train for it and test for it. With the advent of the digital media and other emerging technology, the world is becoming smaller, young people are interacting more and understanding what is specific to our culture, what is universal and making peace a choice becomes important.The first half of this year has been hectic and has revealed the importance of traveling to various countries as well as interacting with groups of young people from diverse cultural groups. A thing which stands out when interacting with people is the natural default to terrifying, violent and chaotic state. According to Andrew Solomon a Professor of Clinical Psychology and an author of the book “Far and Away”, Travel is both a window and a mirror. The need for multiculturalism and the promotion of fundamental human rights, freedom, equity and justice is a choice that our new global development agenda should pursue. As young people, we need to do extra in order to conquer dispassionate quest for violence and violent extremism. In Liberia, given the outpouring of support for a violent free elections campaign and elections in 2017 as well as the growing number of civil societies engaging in peace programmes, we have an inspired, talented and diverse youth workforce eager to work on peace and security projects. While the potential for violence remains given the potent mix of poverty, high level corruption, ritualistic killings, mob violence and pursuit of religious ideology and young people around the country do not have access to building blocks for sustainable peace; making peace a choice for young people becomes critical. There is an urgent need to reach young people with facilities and resources that would support their engagement and subsequent commitment to sustainable peace in Liberia.Conflicts, violence and violent extremism in societies are inevitable- it is the result of choices that we make as individuals, as a society and as a nation that makes all the difference. Peace to us at Messengers of Peace-Liberia is a choice and one that everyone should make.The blue print to sustainable peace is clear, everyone-including Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, International Donor Community and the Private Sector should make strong commitment to a set of guiding principles that promote peace. First is the investment in human social security, the meaningful involvement, engagement and active participation of young people in peace and security programmes. We need to put in place systems for early warning and support outreach programmes for peace.While in The Hague, I met with several groups of young people who agreed to making peace a choice and advancing the cause of global peace. It was a privilege to learn from them and to share my experience on peace advocacy in Liberia and across the world. The momentum for global peace has gained a new urgency as the world grapple with airport bombings and insurgency. We must play our part to ensure peace. The choice is ours as young people to make.Until next week, when we continue our dialogue among Peace Messengers-What young people say is their recipe for peace, it is Peace First, Peace above all else. May Peace prevail on earth!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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THE SADDEST WAIT – FATHER’S VIGIL FOR MISSING SON

first_imgThis is the tragic picture of heartbroken father Joe Colhoun as he keeps a vigil for his missing son.The tragic 52 year old has walked the shores of the three rivers near Lifford Bridge for almost six weeks hoping for something sighting of his son. David Colhoun, 22, went missing on May 22nd after tried to swim from Strabane to Lifford to escape police after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.Last night Joe, who is known locally as Ruby, says he cannot give up the search for his son.“What else can I do? I cannot just stop looking for him. He has to be out there in the water.“I know he is in there because David would not put us through all this and be somewhere else – he just wouldn’t,” said Joe. More divers are due to attend the search for the missing Lifford man this weekend.“People have been so good to us. We cannot stop now. Everyone – the Foyle Search and Rescue, the Civil Defence, the Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club – all of them have been marvelous.“We have more divers coming in at the weekend. I can only pray that we find him and that I can bring David home and give him a proper burial.“How could I live with myself knowing that my son is at the bottom of that river,” asked Joe.PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLFor more on this tragic story see www.donegaldaily.com/2011/06/28/dad-of-missing-lifford-man-denies-his-son-is-in-hiding/EndsTHE SADDEST WAIT – FATHER’S VIGIL FOR MISSING SON was last modified: June 29th, 2011 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:David ColhounJoe ColhounLiffordmissinglast_img read more

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Nottingham Forest v QPR line-ups: One Rangers change, Forest man ruled out

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesJoel Lynch starts against his former club at the City Ground, where QPR have never won.Lynch, available again after suspension, comes in at the heart of the Rangers defence. Jordan Cousins drops to the bench, with David Wheeler keeping his place.For Forest, Danny Fox has been ruled out and ex-QPR man Armand Traore plays against his former club.QPR: Smithies; Baptiste, Lynch, Robinson; Wheeler, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell; Washington, Sylla.Subs: Lumley, Furlong, Cousins, Manning, Mackie, Manning, Smith, Ngbakoto.Nottingham Forest: Smith, Lichaj, Mancienne, Traore, Bridcutt, Murphy, McKay, Osborn, Dowell, Walker, Worrall.Subs: Henderson, Mills, Clough, Carayol, Ward, Cummings, Bouchalakis.last_img read more

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Planetary Pursuit Rescue Mission has launched

first_img SharePrint RelatedPlanetary Pursuit launch support (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “News”Planetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Deutsch”Lists will power you through your galactic journeyMarch 26, 2018In “News” Planetary Pursuit Rescue Mission has launched. To give geocachers more time to complete their missions, Planetary Pursuit has been extended for an additional week. Please make sure to log all your finds before Monday, April 16, at noon UTC to earn your Friend League points and Planetary Pursuit souvenirs.  Since launching Planetary Pursuit three weeks ago, tens of thousands of Geocaching Explorers have blasted into space to log new geocaches and conquer extraterrestrial geocaching adventures. But Signal, we had a problem. Due to the overwhelming popularity of Planetary Pursuit, Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® apps, and API partners experienced intermittent outages. We know many of you were counting on geocaching and logging your finds, especially during peak weekend times. We hope extending Planetary Pursuit for another week gives you the opportunity to achieve your Official Space Explorer badge. Thank you for all the stellar feedback—good and bad—regarding Planetary Pursuit and accompanying technical issues. We received thousands of comments, suggestions, and questions from enthusiastic geocachers all over our planet. We thank you and wish you well in completing your mission. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Plug Your Spending Leaks

first_imgContact Jennifer at jhunter@uky.edu By Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension ServiceYou may have noticed that your family may have developed poor spending habits. Your shopping habits are learned behaviors, just like any other good or bad habit. A bad habit can be broken by becoming aware of the choices that have most likely become part of your spending routine. Are you tempted to spend when you have a few extra dollars in your pocket? It is important to realize that stores arrange goods and merchandise to tempt you into making a purchase; stores use sales signs, displays, and salespeople to attract your attention to specific items. The next time you are at the store, try to identify the stimulus that attracts your attention and encourages you to buy, then try to avoid these areas in the future.Other tips for breaking bad spending habits include: limiting the number of trips you make to the store (the less often you shop the less likely you will be tempted to make unnecessary purchases); make certain you have a plan prior to entering the store, know what you want and stick to your shopping list; if you see an item that you would really like to purchase, identify any less expensive alternatives first.Join us in saving this month by making small daily deposits July 1-30 to save $100 in 30 days.To gain spending self-control, identify your spending leaks. Spending leaks are those purchases that provide some type of immediate gratification but do not help you reach your financial goals. Identifying short and long-term financial goals can help you plug your spending leaks. Before making your next purchase, take a minute to ask yourself three simple questions:Is this the best use of my money?Am I buying this to satisfy an immediate need?Will buying this keep me from reaching my financial goals?Sometimes you may recognize the purchase is important; however, you may also realize that you are just being tempted by a sale or the latest gadget, and decide to pass on the purchase.Are you an impulse shopper? Try to never purchase expensive items on impulse. Instead, consider each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will help you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, which can put a dent in your finances. One way to establish a savings discipline is save a matching amount in a cookie jar each time you splurge on an item, such as designer coffee. If you can’t afford to save the matching amount, you can’t afford the $4 mocha low-fat latte.If you are often tempted at the store, make a list before you begin shopping. Typically, people who shop with a list, and stick to it, spend much less money than those who decide what to buy once they get to the store. Pre-planning can save hundreds of dollars per year.last_img read more

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From Jason Bourne to Indiana Jones, This Is the Secret to Better Action Scenes

first_imgToday, we’ll discuss how to create a more cohesive action sequence when dealing with hand-to-hand combat, as well as long-range action scenes.Imagine a movie where in every important dialogue scene, the actors just yell at each other. They blow out the audio levels, their words slur together, they talk over each other, and despite catching a few words here and there, you can’t really understand what’s happening. Or, imagine a dialogue scene in which the words are crystal clear but because of the cinematography, you’re not quite sure who’s talking to whom, where they’re supposed to be looking, or if the actors were even on the same set together.To me, either scenario is some kind of awful. We would never accept this chaos in our film’s important dialogue scenes, so why do some filmmakers find it acceptable to film action sequences with the same disregard?I’ve discussed in detail the first scenario when applied to action scenes (shaky camera, hard to follow action, etc.) in the article Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Way. In this article, I want to cover the second scenario, wherein the action feels disjointed. You may be able to clearly tell what’s happening in each shot but, as a whole, it feels a bit lifeless, like one person just talking to a wall. I’ll talk about how to create a more cohesive action sequence by focusing on engaging your opponents and propelling the scene forward through cause and effect.Action scenes happen in a film because a character must overcome an obstacle, like a dangerous scenario or an evil villain. The action is exciting because our hero must engage in some form of physicality to accomplish his goal. However, if we can’t capture that momentum, it ends up feeling like random shots strung together. This concept can be more easily conveyed with a gun fight. Watch this clip from the film Mile 22.Image via STX Entertainment.We rarely, if ever, get any kind of over the shoulder, where Mark Wahlberg (or his allies) are firing at the enemy. There are few shots of heroes and villains together. Aside from one of the last shots, this sequence almost feels like two different scenes mashed together. Compare this with the sniper scene from The Bourne Identity, the first Bourne film.At first glance, this scene may look similar to Mile 22, but there is one huge difference: each of the opponent’s actions affects the other. In other words, there is engaging cause and effect. We see the reflection of the gas explosion and its smoke obscures the sniper’s vision. We see and understand how Jason’s tactics work and affect his opponent. There is continuous cause and effect that determine each player’s decisions, unlike in Mile 22, where we almost have to be reminded that Mark Wahlberg and company are in danger.This engagement is one reason the John Wick films are so amazing. Despite the heavy use of firearms, the choreography and cinematography capture Wick continually engaging his foes. We see and feel the cause and effect. The enemies are not some distant, faceless threat – even when they wear literal masks. In fact, you see them all in many shots together. The enemy’s firepower influences Wick’s decisions, engaging the two parties in true combat. Imagine the following scene, but instead of a fluid battle, it’s just a series of close ups on each opponent. Without the momentum of engagement, the scene would feel completely flat.Perhaps one of the best references for great action sequences is Spielberg’s work in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Every action scene is exciting and dynamic. Even on back-to-back viewings, you still get a feeling of anticipation as you watch Indiana Jones fight for his life. Spielberg achieves these exciting and dynamic action scenes by deftly capturing Indy’s engagement with his adversaries.If you’re looking to improve your own action sequences on camera, remember to capture a sense of engagement. Don’t take this to mean your action shots need to be engaging – that’s a given. Your opponents need to literally engage each other, and you must capture this cause-and-effect dynamic on screen. Establish that the actions of the heroes and the villains have consequences that affect the decisions and outcomes of the scene, by having each player react and adapt to the situation. AND, you should seek to have a majority of shots feature BOTH the hero and the villain, especially in long-range fights. Keep these two principles in mind when filming your next action scene and avoid the shot reverse shot formula. And remember, these concepts apply to more than just hand-to-hand and long-rang action scenes! They apply to anything in the action universe where challenging scenes can give short shrift to the pace of the story, like chase scenes and heists.Cover image via Lionsgate.Discover more cinematography and filmmaking tips in these articles:Everything You Need to Know About Chroma Key and Green Screen Footage5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary FilmMastering the Subtle Techniques of the Zoom and the Punch InChoosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know7 Tutorials on Adding The “Cinematic” Look to Your Videoslast_img read more

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RTI Act applicable to Secretariat of Governor: Goa CIC

first_imgThe Goa State Chief Information Commissioner(CIC) Prashant Tendolkar on Monday allowed a complaint filed by advocate Aires Rodrigues over the non-compliance of the Right to Information (RTI) Act by the Secretariat of the Governor at Goa Raj Bhavan. In his order disposing of the complaint, the Goa CIC has granted the complainant’s plea by confirming the findings of the Goa State Information Commission(GSIC)  in appeal No.10/2008 and complaint No.613/SCIC/2010.(PIO) and directed the Secretariat of Governor at Raj Bhavan Goa to appoint a Public Information Officer(PIO) and also make the mandatory disclosures under Section 4 (1) of the RTI as required in compliance of the law.In the complaint filed under section 18 (1) (a) of the RTI Act, activist lawyer Rodrigues had pleaded that the Goa Raj Bhavan despite being a “Public Authority’ in terms of section 2 (h) of the RTI Act had not appointed a PIO nor made the mandatory disclosures required under section 4 (1) of the RTI Act.last_img read more

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Cignal HD dedicates game vs Sta. Lucia to injured leader

first_imgFILE PHOTOMore than improving its standings, Cignal HD will be looking to cheer up injured leader Jovelyn Gonzaga when it battles Sta. Lucia Realty on Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Cignal coach George Pascua reported that no fracture had been found on Gonzaga’s right knee which she injured last Tuesday in losing to runaway leader F2 Logistics.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Winless Victoria Sports-UST is hoping to hop off the basement when it takes on Iriga City in the other match.A win by the Tigresses would revive their chances of making the quarterfinals as only one squad will get eliminated.Rachel Anne Daquis suited up for Cignal HD after missing two games but her presence hardly mattered after F2 Logistics scored a 25-22, 25-13, 25-12 rout to occupy solo top spot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicecenter_img “This is a major challenge for us,” said Pascua, “This is the perfect time for us to step up together and play as a team. We know Jovelyn really wants to win. She’s a fighter. We have to help her emotionally by winning this match for her.”Underrated opposite hitter Mylene Paat is expected to fill in Gonzaga’s shoes as they take on the struggling Lady Realtors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOne more thing going against the HD Spikers is the fact that they have lost three of their last four matches, while the Lady Realtors are bent on scoring a win that would put them up the elimination ladder.But Sta. Lucia is likely to also miss a key player as import Marisa Field is out due to knee injury for two games. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oiling machine fuels success of PH bowlers Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Barcelona focuses on Champions League with treble possible

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Semis-bound Phoenix just getting started View comments LATEST STORIES Up next in the competition will be a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Barcelona will also play in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia in May, and it’s nearing another league title after beating second-place Atletico Madrid on Saturday to open an 11-point lead with seven matches remaining.“We need to try to win all of our matches until the end of the season, but right now the focus is on the Champions League,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We have a very important game in front of us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe last time Barcelona advanced past the Champions League quarterfinals was in 2015, when it eventually won its fifth European title and completed the treble for the last time.United, which has been revitalized since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, has only the Champions League to play for in terms of trophies. But the English team is also looking for a top-four finish in the Premier League to ensure Champions League participation next season. “It’s a powerhouse, and it’s going through a good moment, that gives them motivation,” Valverde said of United, which eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16. “I don’t think Barcelona has ever won at Old Trafford, so we will try to change that.”The second leg will be on April 16 at the Camp Nou.Last season, Barcelona had advanced to the Copa del Rey final and held a comfortable lead in the Spanish league before it lost to Roma in the Champions League quarterfinals.But Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said the team is right where it wanted to be at this point of the season.“We would have taken this if it was offered to us in the beginning of the season,” Bartomeu said. “It will be a difficult series against United. In the league we know we can lose a match or two. We will keep focused on the three competitions, going day by day.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Teammate hug Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, on the pitch, after he scored his side’s first goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — For Barcelona, three straight quarterfinal exits from the Champions League is quite a slump.The Catalan club has been plenty dominant at home, winning seven Spanish league titles in the last 10 years and claiming four straight Copa del Rey trophies. But the team has somewhat struggled in the top European competition after winning four times in a decade from 2006-15.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Man Utd our biggest rivals

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Man Utd our biggest rivalsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is in no doubt how important tomorrow’s clash with Manchester United is.Fabinho – who had his first taste of an English derby in the recent 1-0 victory over Everton – insists they will not be taking United lightly.“We’re going to approach this game like all the other games and I hope it’s a night to remember, like the Everton game,” he said.Fabinho also said, “I’m not really an expert on the history of this rivalry, but I believe it is the biggest rivalry in English football.“They’re the two most successful teams in England, so history shows that there’s a huge rivalry.“I think the geographical closeness, with Manchester being just down the road, adds even more to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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