Rep. Barshell Challenges School Administrators to Focus on Sciences

first_imgCeebe Barshell making remarks during the Science and Arts exhibition at Aware International SchoolHaving experienced shortage of medical doctors throughout the country, Montserrado County District#3 Representative Ceebee Barshell on Friday, March 1, 2019, said there was a need for school administrators to pay keen attention by including Science and Arts courses into their curriculum.Barshell said during so would encourage more students to develop interest in Science and Arts courses, through which many of students could become medical doctors.Barshell made the statement when the Aware International School conducted a Science and Arts Exhibition where participating students displayed their individual talents in Science and Arts.At Friday’s exhibition, students presented working models of their projects on global warming and its preventive measures, application of mathematical theories for daily use, as well as science and arts play for kids.The students also exhibited common plants and their health benefits, assessment of intentions and their working models, and a general tour of scientific and artistic displays.With the display of Arts, Barshell said there was a need for school authorities to concentrate mostly on the field of sciences. “But to achieve that, relevant government institutions, including the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), have to do more to reduce tariffs on the importation of science related equipment and materials.Another issue, Barshell observed, was for school authorities to mobilize their resources to jointly help the importation of said equipment and materials into Liberia.Indian Consul Gen. Jetty making remarks at the Science and Art Exhibition at Aware International SchoolAlso speaking, Upjit Singh Sachdeva, commonly known as “Jeety,” lauded the Aware International School administration for the initiative, and called on authorities at the Ministry of Education to follow the good “example of the school.”Jeety, a businessman and the Indian Consul General to Liberia, said the annual science and arts exhibition would make more students to get involved with the field of science and, thereafter, become future scientists for the country.According to him, the country has about 123 medical doctors for a population of over 4 million, which he said is a result of school administrators not making enough efforts to ensure that science laboratory was prioritized into their institution.This, he said would help to attract more students to the field of science and to become medical doctors in the future.Students of Aware International School demonstrating their science and arts projectsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Libby lawyers can interview NYT journalist

first_imgWASHINGTON – Defense attorneys for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Thursday won the opportunity to question a journalist they hope will undercut the prosecution’s perjury case against the former White House aide. A battle over the scope of the defense case broke out just after Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald rested the government’s case in the CIA leak trial in midafternoon. The prosecution presented 11 days of testimony.. Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is charged with lying to the FBI and a grand jury about his talks with reporters concerning Valerie Plame and with obstructing an investigation into how her name and employment at CIA got leaked days after her husband, ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson, criticized President George W. Bush’s justifications for the Iraq war. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Libby’s lawyers can call New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson over objections from the prosecutors and her lawyer, Charles Leeper. Defense attorneys want Abramson to repeat her out-of-court denials that reporter Judith Miller urged Abramson – then Washington bureau chief – to pursue the story of Plame’s role in sending her husband to Niger to investigate whether Iraq was trying to buy uranium there for nuclear weapons. 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_imgGreat day for the Outdoors today across Donegal. Picture by Annemarie McGowanIT’S the weather we’d loved to have had in August – but we won’t complain after forecasters said Donegal will have another glorious week of warm, dry and often sunny weather.In fact West is Best over the next week, says Met Eireann.Over the coming week, high pressure will continue to dominate the weather over Ireland and it will continue mainly dry and settled, said the forecaster. Sunday night will be dry with mist and fog developing in many areas overnight. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.Said a spokesman: “From Monday to Friday inclusive, the weather will continue mainly dry with just the risk of a few isolated showers at times. The days will start off with patches of mist and fog in many areas.“These will clear and bright or sunny spells will develop. Light to moderate east to southeast breezes will persist and it will be hazy at times. Day time temperatures will range form 17 to 20 degrees on Monday and Tuesday and they’ll range from 18 to 22 degrees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will be coolest along the east coast and warmest in the west.“Mist and fog will form at night and will become dense in some inland areas. Night time temperatures will mostly range from 9 to 13 degrees.” Current indications suggest a greater risk of some rain at times next weekend….Enjoy it whilst it lasts. ANOTHER GLORIOUS WEEK OF WEATHER AHEAD FOR DONEGAL, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: September 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:beachdonegalsunshineweatherlast_img read more