GGCCC Relocates to New Campus

first_imgGrand Gedeh County Community College (GGCCC) has relocated to its 150 acre campus donated by the county.The land is situated on the outskirts of Zwedru along the road to Konobo District. In a Daily Observer interview, GGCCC president, Dr. Solomon Jallahyu said the relocation became necessary to allow the administration to solicit assistance to construct several other facilities, including academic and administration buildings.Prior to the relocation, GGCCC on March 2 held its first appearance exercise for about 120 new students, characterized by fun-sharing among the faculty, staff and student body.Dr. Jallahyu said the college’s computer laboratory and library will remain on the campus of the Zwedru Multilateral High School.Meanwhile, plans are underway to construct additional 34 facilities on the new campus, Dr. Jallahyu said. He said a blueprint for the construction has already been completed, and the project is expected to begin very soon. “The architecture design for the 34 new facilities has been completed and taken to the Ministry of Public Works in Monrovia for approval. Once it is approved, we will begin the construction in April in accordance with Public Procurement and Concession Commission,” Dr. Jallahyu disclosed.He said the college has received US$1.2 million from the county development and social fund approved by the county authorities. Nevertheless, he said the college is lobbying with stakeholders, including the Grand Gedeans Associations in the Americas and their compatriots in Europe to generate funds that would complement efforts initiated by the county leadership.With that, he added that the college will host a national fundraiser this year to make the project a reality.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Six pressing issues waiting in Jose Mourinho’s in tray at Man United

first_imgA new dawn is about to break over Old Trafford and Manchester United fans will hope it will forecast plenty of trophies on the horizon.Louis van Gaal has been dismissed after failing to make the top four – and despite winning the FA Cup – and Jose Mourinho is set to finally get his dream job.His arrival is expected to be announced this week and what usually follows that is a trophy 12 months later.But it will not be an easy task, with the Portuguese’s in tray already overflowing with big decisions that must be made over the summer.The 53-year-old will have made a number of these decisions already, having reportedly known he was going to be in the hotseat for a few months.Click the arrow above, right, to see what issues Mourinho will need to address upon his arrival in the north west. 6 Answer the Wayne Rooney question – The age-old Rooney conundrum – although this time it is a case of midfielder or striker? Rooney has been impressive spraying passes and dictating play from deep towards the end of the season, but Mourinho is a huge fan of the captain as a forward, having tried to sign him when he re-joined Chelsea in 2013. 6 6 6 Clear out the deadweight – Juan Mata’s place looks to be threatened given Mourinho sold the Spaniard while at Chelsea, but it is the others that are a more pressing priority. Mourinho will need to make decisions on the likes of Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinstiger, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini and Memphis Depay. 6 Sort out David De Gea’s future – The Portuguese will have to charm De Gea, with whom he shares an agent, to prevent him from joining Real Madrid as he so very nearly did last summer. De Gea is United’s best player and is on the way to overtaking Manuel Neuer as the world’s best goalkeeper, if he hasn’t done so already. 6 Bring in some world-class attacking talents – Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to join the Red Devils, which will tick the boxes of both quality and experience. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have been exceptional but United still only managed 49 league goals and Mourinho will need to bring in some proven quality to address that issue. Adapt himself to United’s tradition – Bringing in a plethora of attacking talents will whet the appetite of United fans and also help restore the traditional attacking philosophy at Old Trafford. However, there is nothing those fans like more than seeing a youth player break into the first team and Mourinho must give them a chance to do so – which he has generally failed to do in his career. Make a decision about Michael Carrick – Click the arrow, right, to see what else Mourinho will have to do – Upon lifting the FA Cup last week, Carrick claimed a full sweep, winning every major title with the club – but his future is still up in the air. The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer and one of Mourinho’s first decisions will be whether or not to keep Carrick. last_img read more


DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL FACING LEGAL ACTION OVER REFUSAL TO DESIGNATE BEACH BATHING AREA

first_imgEnda CraigENVIRONMENTAL campaigners may take Donegal County Council to the European courts over the organisation’s refusal to implement European laws to a beach and bathing area in Inishowen.Mr Craig has written to the council insisting that the council is legally-bound to designate a bathing area at Carnagarve – between Greencastle and Moville.“In view of the recent coming into law of EC bathing water directive 2006/7/EC, we respectfully request that our traditional bathing area be designated as required for protection under the provisions of this directive,” Mr Craig told the council in a letter released last night. “In support of our application, we declare that this bathing area, located along the shoreline of Lough Foyle between the towns of Moville and Greencastle, has been in use from time immemorial by both local people and visitors. The beach is located at the end of a Council maintained access road, Lafferty’s Lane, which leads from the main Moville Greencastle road. We attach herewith, photographs taken in recent years clearly illustrating the popularity of this bathing area with both bathers and other water sports enthusiasts. They also show the picnic area and lifebelt provided by the Donegal County Council as amenities for beach users.“Our hope eventually is to attain Blue Flag status for the beach and its contiguous neighbours as amenities are provided in the short term. This protective designation will significantly boost efforts to improve other tourist amenities in the area as well.”The Campaign for a Clean Estuary group has opposed plans for a sewage disposal plant at the site.The council said in a letter back to Mr Craig in January 2013 however the body doesn’t have the money to do it! Here’s what they said a year ago:  DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL FACING LEGAL ACTION OVER REFUSAL TO DESIGNATE BEACH BATHING AREA was last modified: February 28th, 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)last_img read more