Moses Simon pens farewell message to Levante

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Super Eagles midfielder, Moses Simon, has penned farewell message to fans of Levante UD after sealing a permanent deal with French side, Nantes, on Monday.Simon took to his Twitter handle: @MSimon27, to send the farewell message. His words: “I want to use this opportunity to formally say goodbye to everybody at @LevanteUD.“The fans, technical crew, management and my teammates for the love nd acceptance. You guys will always be in my heart.“To my new family @fcnantes. Cheers to more better things to come by the grace of God.”Nantes said in a statement that it took up the option to sign him after he impressed on a season’s loan from Levante.No financial information was given but media reports said Nantes paid 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the 24-year-old forward, who scored nine goals and had eight assists in 30 games. A quick, direct and skilful player, Simon was appreciated by Nantes fans and established himself as one of the best wide players in the league.Tags: Levante UDMoses SimonSuper Eagleslast_img read more

APASS holds panel on racism

first_imgStudents and community members gathered Thursday evening for a panel discussion focusing on empowering the Asian American youth community after a copy of a racist flier was sent to USC Asian Pacific American Student Services and UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center. The event was co-sponsored by the Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment, and the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly.The panel was made up of Asian American activists and community organizers including Nat Lowe from Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Tracy Zhao, a graduate of Pomona College and a research associate at UCLA, and Andrew Quan from the organization Liberty in North Korea. The panel shared their experiences and gave advice to students on how to mobilize their community to accomplish change before the event moved into an open discussion on issues of race on campus.“When I saw the flier, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s really horrible,’ but we’re all here talking about these issues,” Lowe said.The panelists warned against letting emotion influence the response, and said it was important to use this as an opportunity to educate the community about the issues.“It’s easy to get angry about issues, [but] we can’t think about our policies and actions as reactionary, you have to think about what you want to see, what is your vision for your future and your community. It might not feel like activism but you’re enabling people to keep doing what they’re doing,” Zhao said.Quan said it was important to use these experiences to motivate people to get engaged in the cause.“You need to start with the why, the temptation is to just start telling people what to do, but the why is the most important, sharing facts and statistics, or personal stories,” Quan said. “Build on top of the emotional energy with knowledge.”All the panelists urged students to engage with the issues and not to leave them to students in leadership roles or the administration.“In a social justice context, when I think about leadership I think about a commitment to social justice,” Lowe said. “The conventional thought about leadership is you have to have certain qualities, communicate in certain ways, but anyone can have [that commitment.,”The event then shifted toward a discussion on the recent controversy surrounding fliers distributed on UCLA’s campus and sent to USC APASS. Both APASS and APASA issued official responses to the letter, both of which can be found online. Both said they were careful in crafting their response so as not to avoid giving the perpetrator undue publicity.“This is something that is new to us,” director of APASS Mary Ho said. “It’s not about APASS, it’s what it means to the students — what we chose to do. It was a chance to empower students, and to have them frame what social justice means to them, and have them make history at USC.”APASA and USC SCAPE coordinated a response that was co-signed by student groups around campusand around the country, including the Asian Pacific American Coalition at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.“Let’s retool this as a learning tool, use it to educate and empower,” said Jonathan Wang, assistant director of APASS. “It doesn’t matter who the author was, it was meant to drive us apart.”The administration, has not made an official statement, but Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry was present to gauge student response.“We have to [strike] a really important balance here: We don’t want to give the perpetrator any advertising; we don’t want the flyer to receive the attraction of the university promoting it,” Carry said. “We’ve been coordinating a response. We thought the APASS response and the student response was perfect, and we didn’t want to trump that response.”He said that he and the administration were taking the issue very seriously.“As a person of color, I imagined all those terminologies being used against me, and the people I care about, and at USC we do not tolerate that language. This is a community that values its diversity — it is our number one asset,” Carry said.He invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous words: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”“This has an impact on our entire institution,” Carry said. “We are standing together to make sure this is not tolerated on our campus; it is deplorable.”He further urged students to engage in dialogue across cultural boundaries so as not to have a “siloed” approach to the problem.“Imagine how our response would be if we were all equally offended by this,” Carry said. “When any part of our community is challenged, we should all feel challenged; this problem is so big we can’t expect one culture to deal with it. Our approach needs to be cross-cultural.”When asked how students should engage with administrators, Lily Chowana-Bandu, interim director of Campus Activities, urged students to utilize their available resources.“We all support your cause; we were all appalled,” she said. “This is not a part of your USC or UCLA experience — you should have an opportunity to learn where it’s safe, supportive and fun. If you want to talk to any administrator, they will bring it up the chain. We want to be supportive. You are supported in any avenue.”Representatives from El Centro Chicano attended the forum and voiced their support for the cause, saying that it was an issue that affected all minority students in the community.Rayven Vinson, a senior majoring in international relations and Spanish, said the hidden identity of the flier’s author created a sense of mistrust within the student community.“It creates that fear that you’re in a community where there are members who are targeting a group that you are a part of,” Vinson said. “These are people you see every day.”Other students said addressing the problem required becoming more accepting as a community.“We as a society need to become more accepting and open to interacting with different people, like international students,” said Jacky Chen, a sophomore majoring in engineering.last_img read more

Terry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan Make Capping Gift for Saint…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTerry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan have made a generous endowed gift for the Saint Martin’s University Science Initiative to be used in support of the building preservation of the new science building. The Monaghans’ gift fulfills the challenge matching gift from the Abbey and brings the Science Initiative campaign to a successful conclusion. The campaign has raised more than $10.4 million for the new building and its endowment.“We are happy to be able to support the new science building initiative for Saint Martin’s University with our gift,” the Monaghans said. “This facility rounds out Saint Martin’s program to have a world-class STEM complex that will enable the University to continue to thrive, and to serve current and future students with an excellent education.”Mary Louise said, “We wanted to make the capping gift to the campaign and match the Abbey’s generous donation. Saint Martin’s University means so much to us and our family. Terry is a graduate in civil engineering and three of our grandchildren have attended the University.”“The Monaghans have long been a part of the life of Saint Martin’s University and their wonderful capping gift is another example of their devotion to the University,” said Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. ‘65, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “We are so pleased that their gift has fulfilled the challenge match set by the Abbey’s donation. We look forward to the opening of the new science building and the expanded educational opportunities that the new facility will provide for our students.”The University has started construction on the new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. The new science building, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories, which houses engineering, computer science and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.On Monday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m., the University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new science building. The event will be held at the construction site for the new building, behind Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories. Saint Martin’s students, Abbey members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to attend.“The University is sincerely grateful to all the donors who contributed to the Science Initiative and who made this campaign such a success,” said Cecelia Loveless, vice president for institutional advancement. “The Monaghans have made a capping gift that not only makes the new science building a reality for our students in the fall of 2019, but also provides a foundation for the building’s continued development and maintenance.” Those who are interested in joining the Monaghans and supporting the preservation endowment for the new science building can make a gift through the Saint Martin’s University giving page.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Experience Jamaica Campaign Goes to Portmore and Montego Bay

first_imgThe Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will be staging two road shows as part of the ‘Experience Jamaica’ campaign, geared at encouraging persons living and working in Jamaica to enjoy more of the country’s tourism product and offerings at special rates.The road shows will be held on Saturday, June 8 and 29 at the Portmore Pines Plaza, St. Catherine and the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay, St. James respectively.Speaking with JIS News, Consultant for the Experience Jamaica campaign, Horace Phillips, explained that these events will feature a range of products, services and entertainment from the businesses that operate in the local tourist industry.“Tourism entities including attractions, transportation, eateries and hotels will be exhibiting, providing information, special discounts and giveaways to persons attending these road shows, all in an effort to heighten awareness about brand Jamaica and the sector’s product offering,” Mr. Phillips highlighted.He informed that under ‘Experience Jamaica’, some 100 tourism entities have partnered with the JTB, to offer special discounts of 10 to 50 per cent to locals from March to December 2013.The names of the participating entities are listed on the JTB’s website at www.visitjamaica.com/experiencejamaica“We want every Jamaican to taste, see, feel and enjoy more of the country’s tourism product and re-discover the cuisine, places and activities that make the island an endearing magnet to visitors from around the world,” Mr. Phillips stated.He noted that for the remainder of the campaign, the marketing thrust will be intensified to include radio, television, newspaper, town crier and the internet, “to make sure that everyone knows about the offerings, participate and inform family and friends.”Contact: Kadian Brownlast_img read more

Korea Line Signs USD 314 Mn Deal to Buy Hanjin Assets

first_imgzoom South Korea’s shipping company Korea Line Corp has signed a KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) agreement to buy the Asia-US route network from the bankrupt container carrier Hanjin Shipping, the company said in a stock exchange filing.The deal includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route, subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries, including the U.S., China and Vietnam, while 574 employees of Hanjin Shipping will continue to work for Korea Line.The asset sale is scheduled to be finalized on January 5, 2017, according to the filing.Earlier in November, Korea Line was selected as the preferred bidder for Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US route network and for the firm’s stake in a container terminal at California’s Long Beach.Korea Line has outbid its compatriot shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), after both companies submitted their final proposals to buy Hanjin’s assets.Hanjin Shipping opted for the sale as it is looking for ways to repay debt which amounted to KRW 6 billion at the end of June.Due to the prolonged depression in the shipping market the financially troubled shipping line filed for court protection in late August 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Denmark to Support Maritime Security in Indian Ocean

first_imgzoom The Danish Government has decided to deploy a detachment consisting of a Challenger airplane to support the monitoring of shipping traffic in the Indian Ocean in an effort to strengthen maritime security in the area.Additionally, the Government decided that Denmark will again make a Challenger airplane available for the Mediterranean efforts to monitor EU’s outer borders under Frontex.“It is a priority for the Government to counteract the giant challenges caused, now and in future, by illegal immigration, and I am convinced that our contribution will be greatly appreciated by our international partners,” Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, said.“I also look forward to Denmark contributing – in close cooperation with France – to the Combined Maritime Forces around the Horn of Africa and thereby improving maritime security, such as limiting funding of terrorism and organised crime,” Samuelsen added.The Danish air detachment to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) will be deployed for approximately 30 days from the middle of May 2017 to the middle of June 2017. During its deployment, the detachment will be tasked to support Task Force 150 by gathering intelligence, which can contribute to on-going surveillance and building situational awareness in the Indian Ocean. At the time of deployment, Task Force 150 will be under French leadership.last_img read more