28 Aug

Ranieri confirmed as Greece manager

first_imgThe Greek Football Federation on Friday, confirmed Italian coach, Claudio Ranieri as the new Coach of the Greek national team. The 62-year-old was released by Monaco at the end of last season and had been increasingly linked with the Greece post following Fernando Santos’ exit after the 2014 World Cup. Contract – Claudio Ranieri signed a two-year contract with the Greek Football Federation and is the new coach of the national team, the Greek Football Federation have stated on their website. – The Italian Coach, with service at many major European clubs, is expected to lead our group to new successes with Euro 2016 on the horizon. Ranieri, who has coached the likes of Napoli, Fiorentina, Parma, Juventus, Roma and Inter in Italy, takes on a 15th managerial role.last_img read more

14 Jan

AGORA, Partners Complete 2-Day Agriculture Seminar

first_imgParticipants at the two days AGORA training at the University of Liberia.The Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) and the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) through the Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) have completed a two-day research information training seminar in the country.The seminar was facilitated through a special collaboration with the administration of the University of Liberia with the aim to help professionals access to high quality and timely research information via the internet.The president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, told the participants that the seminar is designed to give the professionals a competitive advantage as the country thrives in agriculture, and other science-related fields.“This program has been in the making for a long time, but we have finally realized as a fantastic opportunity for Liberia,” said Dr. Weeks, adding, “this gathering provides us all, especially as an institution [UL] to have access to information that apparently we could not have had without this workshop.”(l-r) ITOCA’s facilitor with UL President Weeks at the (l-r) ITOCA’s facilitor with UL President WeeksThe workshop was characterized by remarks, presentations and practical sessions on how to find journal articles, books and data sets in AGORA.Additionally, the practical session helped participants understand the procedures of looking for citations, downloading of full-texts and exporting searches on AGORA’s platform.The seminar brought together professionals, including researchers, policy-makers, educators, librarians, graduate students, extension specialist from the Bong Technical College (BTC), Stella Maris Polytechnic,  Forestry Development Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, and Environmental Protection Agency.Professionals who completed the two days training will use the AGORA/AGRIS platforms to access research information from fields including agriculture, environment, and related biological and social sciences. They will use research information to contribute to the improvement of food security around the world.Also, responding to question to how the University of Liberia (UL) will host the online information for future use, UL-Library Information Technology Focal Person, Tokpah Nushann, said that online research information would be accessible through the University’s digital library.“As you may know, with our current financial situation, we do not have the strength as a library system to acquire print materials to fill our shelves,” said Nushann. “But with the transition [to digital library], we are able to have access to billions of information around the world. With this training we now have the opportunity to be able to register for the millions of information the Research of Lab Organization has to offer to institutions like ours.”AGORA program is set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with major publishers to enable developing countries access outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science, and related social sciences. Since it establishment, AGORA has provides a collection of more than 13,000 journals and 26,000 books in more than 115 countries, AGORA’s website highlights.Also, the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology, which was also initiated by the FAO, provides access to bibliographic information on agriculture science and technology.AGRIS through its international collaboration and partnership of a network of more than 350 data providers to approximately 145.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

14 Jan

Alfalit Adult Literacy Receives Over 48,000 Books

first_imgPre-parked simple of consignment of the books as was presented to Alfalit-Liberia.Alfalit-Liberia over the weekend received a 48,250 consignment books from its Mother Organization, Alfalit International based in Florida USA as part of efforts to boost its adult literacy program across the five literacy counties.The books, which arrived in early March, were offloaded on Monday, March 4, 2019, comprising different categories of literacy books for adult learners and teachers within the program.“The consignment which includes Literacy Reading Book 1, 2, 3 and 4, Writing Books 1 to 4, Teachers’ Evaluation, reaching the total to 48,250 to enhance the adult literacy program,” a release from the entity has said.Accordingly, the books were produced and published by Alfalit International in collaboration with Liberia’s team.Jerome Williams, National Supervisor for Literacy, Basic Education and the Job Skills Program, said  the availability of the new books will further strengthen the Liberia’s program and boost students’ performance as well as lead to facilitators (teachers) effective presentation of lessons, including enabling the teachers to properly monitor and evaluate the beneficiaries in the three programs.Williams added, “the Alfalit books has basic features that make learning easy for the students, who are benefiting from the program.”Mr. Williams said the new consignment will greatly help Alfalit-Liberia meets its goals for the ongoing recruitment process, which want to enroll over 4,000 learners in  2019 circle of the literacy program.He said Alfalit-Liberia hopes to reach all of Liberia’s 15 counties when they receive the needed support to expand the program as it is currently impacting Liberians in five of the 15 counties.Alfalit-Liberia, founded in 2006 is an Affiliate of Alfalit International based in Miami, Florida USA. It is a faith-based Christian origination that teaches illiterate youths and adults who missed out on the basic education teaching them to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The mission of Alfalit is “to eradicate human suffering caused by illiteracy.”Alfalit-Liberia currently operates 52 literacy centers benefiting over 3,000 adult learners and 201 teachers in Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, Bomi and Margibi counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more