(As Delivered)We gather here today to celebrate the home going of H.E. Charles Gyude Bryant, Chairman of the National Transitional Government of the Republic of Liberia, and to note that his passage through this terrestrial plane will mark him a “Name” to ever be present with us. The sudden death of the Chairman has cast a long shadow over this country, which he jealously loved, and for which he gave so much of himself.In keeping with the request of the family and in fulfillment of a national responsibility, I will present to you a Panegyric on the life of the late Charles Gyude Bryant.The people of Liberia share a deep sense of grief occasioned by the death of a pre-eminent Statesman who served and led his country from the shackles of destruction and bore the torch of the democratic order; who served his country magnificently as a business icon with great understanding and zeal to propagate and restore the image of his beloved nation. The sorrow of the Liberian people at the passing of so great a man, who signified to the world a new era of hope and peace, is being given expression by this celebration of his home going.In the death of Chairman Bryant, Liberia has lost a staunch leader; the cause of peace and development to which he had dedicated his political life has been deprived one of its boldest and courageous proponents and advocates; his country has lost of one of its most lofty, valiant and gallant sons and leaders; and the Bryant family has been deprived of a devoted and ardent pillar of strength.The cold, unpardoning hands of death have consumed us with grief, but that can never constrain our flowing gratitude nor confine our public pledge. We give thanks that God’s promises dispel all sorrow and pain.Peaceful, but mentally dynamic, astute and engaging, kind and resourceful, Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant was a gentleman, in every sense of the word, with a penetrating mind, even in the most difficult of times. He was a winsome personality of deep, unpretending humility, foresight andconcentration, which portrayed nobility of character and strength of conviction. His instincts served him and his country very well, and in trying or vexing situations, he was tolerant in a generous way, allowing the gush of fresh wind to blow through the halls of misunderstandings, shortcomings and obstacles.He demonstrated vast knowledge of national affairs, underpinned by patience, understanding and a sympathetic attitude to the problems, and a willingness to be of assistance when convinced of the necessity that justified it. These are the attributes which the late Chairman Bryant possessed, and which inspired the nation.The passing of this unique political figure, commonly regarded as a consensus builder and opinion forger, calls for all political affiliations to institute new programs that would enable all Liberians to emulate his legacy.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the memory of the late Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant, who confidently steered the Liberian people towards liberty’s rebirth and hoisted aloft the banners of democracy, I, as President of the Republic of Liberia, call upon all, on this day of his interment, this Unification Day, to give due reverence and reflection to the memory of Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant. Let it be celebrated throughout the length and breadth of Liberia, by its people at home and abroad, as a day of rejoicing and happy recompense, as well as a day of fondest familiarity and familyhood. For Chairman Bryant, superbly navigated the tumultuous sea of self-destruction brings us into the harbor of national reconciliation.To the perpetual protection and guidance of the God of our Fathers, and of all the Saints, we commit the spirit of Charles Gyude Bryant to Eternity by our prayers. May God continue to bless and save his children and family to whom the Liberian Nation is morally indebted, and with whom Liberia deeply condoles.Words are futile, at a time like this, to assuage the anguish of our Nation and the pain of his family. We can only bow our heads to the will of God, the Father of us all, and ask ourselves:Is there beyond the silent night an endless day?Is death a door that leads to light?We cannot say.We can only hope that on that final day,As an answer to all our queriesThe Father Himself will intone“Let there be light.”May God bless Liberia and save the State!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hinterland communities and the coastland, several studies documented on the hinterland communities and people were on Wednesday released to the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry for further revisions.The report contains a year of recordings and research projects that were spearheaded by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, with persons from various hinterland communities in Guyana.The programme was developed with the main focus on women and children, whichUNICEF representatives presenting the final report to Minister Sydney Allicock and Minister Garrido-Loweis expected to aid in women empowerment in these communities.Representative from UNICEF Sylvie Fouet noted that while this was the first study of its kind in Guyana, there have been several projects that were conducted in the past to assist with the acquisition of sustainable development goals. This was so, since there were many failed projects in the past which resulted in the people being dependent on the Government for support.Two findings from the research indicate that some 20 per cent of the 78,000 Indigenous individuals do not possess a birth certificate while many children fail to continue with the secondary education programme after graduating from the primary system.“The challenge is quite common in different areas. It’s more if you have sufficient teachers and settings to absorb but the absorption and the entry are not much different in the hinterland and coastland,” she stated.Fouet stated that one of the key reasons why children fail to attend school is because they have to leave their communities to access these classes; a transition which many are afraid to do.Meanwhile, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe noted that this study was important, so as to better the understanding of the authorities who are attempting assist these communities.“Indigenous peoples were indeed a vulnerable group so we decided that we should focus on a study of Indigenous women and children so that we can get facts to help us, as to how to deal with Indigenous communities.”She commented on the action plan that the Ministry is hoping to execute by supplying remote communities with basic necessities and educational facilities that are lacking, which was determined as a result of the study.Additionally, the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock highlighted that those persons residing in the hinterland communities are accustomed to their own practices and language. Hence, it would require the need to implement these modern ideas into the areas without any effects being demonstrated onto the people.In the coming future, major issues that will be dealt with include the availability of birth certificates, adequate health facilities, systems to report sexual abuse and mechanisms that will ensure that children complete their secondary education programme.
Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal are expected to resume garbage collection in the city, after assurances that they will be paid outstanding monies owed for service provided during the earlier part of 2019.Both solid waste collectors indicated that they met with Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan and officials of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Friday, where it was guaranteed that payment would be made for the owed $160 million, putting an end to the ongoing saga between collectors and the cash-strapped Council.After “amicable and constructive” deliberations, both parties accepted the offer with the first payment expected before the ending of this year. Moreover, Cevons and Puran have also agreed to resume services in Georgetown, subject to the assent of City Hall and under the terms and conditions in the contract.“It yielded what we believe to be credible assurances that settlement of the outstanding debt will commence very shortly. Our understanding is that the first payment will be made before the end of 2018. We have, without prejudice, accepted those assurances,” the service providers jointly announced.Consideration was given to the inconvenience faced by citizens of Georgetown and its environs and as such, the current goal is “to restore a condition of normalcy in the shortest possible time” with commitment to the city’s welfare.Presently, Puran and Cevons are awaiting the “green light” from the Council to resume operations.The collectors withdrew their services after being owed over $160 million which accumulated since the first quarter of 2018. According to the companies, they wanted their June and July arrears payment by November month end; August and September payments by December 31 and the resumption of regular payments as stipulated in their contract in February.Several meetings were convened by Council, promising that payments would be made, without indicating when or how much. The last appointment prompted the two firms to divulge that they have “no-confidence” in the local organ body after many failed promises.The deadlock left the Council with no choice but to appoint five smaller agencies – Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters – to carry out collection within Georgetown.Within less than one week, garbage piled high throughout commercial and residential areas, a key indication that there was no collection for almost one week. Central Georgetown saw enterprises and prominent locations all lined with black garbage bags of unwanted waste. Additionally, vendors at Bourda decried a slow collection process, having to wait at for days before the garbage is removed.Residents were also pondering as to when the refuse would be removed as it is distasteful to look at. Furthermore, they had nowhere to place to bags but to leave them on the streets.After numerous complaints, the Council introduced a new weekly schedule last Monday to improve their lacking effectiveness. Monday to Friday will entail collection in different sections of the city, including commercial areas until the chief collectors resume operations.
New Budget 2017 measuresThe new Budget measures that were announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan will now mean that Value Added Tax (VAT) will be charged on Internet service. This means that consumers will now be taxed for using Facebook, Whatsapp and other digital services.GTT CEO Justin NeddThe damning revelation was made on Thursday by GTT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd, who joined with a slew of executives of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), to express concerns over many of the new measures announced in the 2017 Budget.Nedd told media operatives that with the introduction of VAT on broadband Internet service and data plans sold to mobile and corporate customers, the company would incur an additional expense in the vicinity of US$6 million (G$1.2 billion).According to Nedd, “our concern is for the consumer of the country and while most Governments seeking ways to reduce taxes so they can attract more business, this budget is less business friendly”.He was at the time speaking about increased tax rates and inputs that businesses could not readily absorb which would inevitably have to be passed on to consumers.Nedd pointed out that GTT already forked over more than half of its earnings to taxes and pointed to a 45 per cent Corporate Tax.On the matter of corporate taxes, Nedd used the occasion to point out too that the Minister announced that non-commercial businesses would be subjected to a tax rate of 27.5 per cent.Nedd pointed out that what this meant was that GTT would be paying a tax rate of 45 per cent, while its competitors would be paying almost half of that.“We will pay almost 20 per cent tax more than competitors,” Nedd said.On the matter of the new VAT regime, Nedd told media operatives: “We are stunned at proposals on VAT if implemented as interpreted….We see the harmful impact on consumers.”He used the occasion to point out that the measure announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan represents a 180-degree turn on inconsistency in bridging the digital divide and expanding ICT sector.With regard to the US$6 million that GTT will have to pass on to its customers, Nedd noted that the move by Government to institute VAT on the Internet service provided to consumers would inherently stymie demand for the service.He said it would also have a ripple effect on the company and its ability to invest in ever- evolving technology in order to improve its services.The GTT CEO pointed to the fact that currently customers were clamouring for increased Internet speed and interconnectivity, which would require continuous and costly investmentsAccording to Nedd, the introduction of VAT on the Internet service will have a negative impact not just on GTT and businesses, but on the country as a whole since the regime could in fact impede growth.
Special Olympics Africa last week moved to incorporate the youth in creating awareness and acceptance of people with special needs in the continent.“In Africa we have a hidden population that needs to be included in the community. We are targeting more unified sports activities to curb discrimination and I believe the inclusion of youth is the best way to go,” Special Olympics Africa president, Charles Nyambe said at a workshop that hosted respective Special Olympics youth leaders and National Directors from Africa in South Africa.In a bid to attain this Special Olympics Kenya has made a step to engage the youth as a way of empowering the young generation to lead a dignity revolution and change social norms besides creating a lifetime of acceptance, appreciation, and inclusion for people with differences.Speaking during the Special Olympics Africa Regional Youth and Unified School Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, Special Olympics Kenya national director, Susan Masila said the inclusion of the young generation in their activities will be a plus to building a unified generation.“By drawing young peoples’ attention to the gifts of people with ID through sports and other activities, misperceptions are broken down, negative attitudes are tackled and their tremendous potential is highlighted,” Susan noted.“The Special Olympics Global Youth Plan focuses on achieving these and as Kenya we want to work closely with the youth to achieve our goal. We can only tap on the energy, curiosity and openness of the youth to breed true transformation and build a unified generation,”she added.Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries.To qualify for the Special Olympics, a person must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the special conditions. Intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays, significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require specially designed instructions are among conditions categorized as special.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Special Olympics players going to Chicago, USA as the only female team for next month’s 50th anniversary of Special OlympicsNAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 – Kenya will field the only female team from Africa for the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics scheduled to be hosted in Chicago, USA from July 21-23.The Kenyan 7-aside team comprising 11 members is currently training in Taita under the tutelage of Nicholas Kai, a teacher at Konjora Primary School and well trained on Special Olympics unified sports.
As part of Local Enterprise Week (5th to 9th March), the North West Regional Skills Forum (Department of Education and Skills initiative to encourage collaboration between industry and education & training providers) in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office Donegal are hosting an information evening for Donegal employers wishing to learn more about the various funding, supports and services available to Donegal employers from local education & training providers and other agencies. This event is being held in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Thursday March 8th at 5:30pm.This “one-stop-shop” event will hear presentations from Donegal ETB and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) describing the numerous services available to employers and employees in relation to funding, part time & flexible training and education programmes for employees and employers, recruitment of graduates, apprenticeships, traineeships, research & innovation, support for new start-ups and much more. LEO Donegal will provide an overview of the wide range of services they have available to support employers. Presentations will also be delivered by Skillnets who provide significant funding for flexible education and training programmes for employers and employees in a wide range of areas including management, technology, retail, tourism & hospitality, manufacturing, health & safety and digital marketing.Employers will also get the opportunity to hear from Intreo who help employers with recruitment and possibly provide a range of financial supports to assist with the costs of employment creation.Representatives from numerous other agencies including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Enterprise Ireland, IBEC, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Donegal Local Development Company and Inishowen Partnership will also be in attendance to speak to employers and employees.After the presentations, employers can speak to the agencies present on a one to one basis. This event will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a wide range of different organisations providing support to Donegal employers and employees in relation to funding, training, education, recruitment, research and new business start-up. To register for this event, please contact the North West Regional Skills Forum Manager – Oran Doherty on email@example.comLYIT to host info evening for employers on funding, supports and services was last modified: March 5th, 2018 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:donegalEnterprise weekLYIT
MORE than 130 runners took part in the Orla 5K at Ards Forest Park on a glorious autumn day.Gavin Crawford from 24/7 Triathlon club took the honours.Also this year we held a Juvenile 2k for 10-14 yr olds. Results were:Juvenile Boys:1. Donal Farren LAC 2. Ben Carr FV3. Johnny Mc Groddy CranfordJuvenile Girls1. Karen Gallagher Individual2. Molly Trearty Cranford3. Amy Mc Memamin I ndividual All the results are below: Time FirstName Surname Club17.18 Gavin Crawford 24/7 Triathlon17.42 Sean Steward Letterkenny A C 18.16 Brian Crossan Unattached18.40 Hugh Duffy Cranford A C19.03 Conal McCambridge North Belfast Harriers19.07 PJ Boyce Cranford A C19.19 Paddy Fox Cranford A C19.31 Ciaran McBride Letterkenny A C19.53 John McCallion Rosses A.C.20.02 Eddie Sweeney Cranford A C20.03 Michael Gallagher Unattached20.03 Peter McGinley Letterkenny A C20.05 Paul McGonagle Letterkenny A C20.09 Paul Dillon 24/7 Triathlon20.14 Paul McGinley Unattached20.18 Peter Liliburn City Of Derry20.27 Noel McGarvey Unattached20.30 Hannah Shiels City Of Derry20.32 Brian Ferry Letterkenny A C20.33 Jamie Gallagher Unattached20.37 Paddy McGee Unattached20.42 Michael Cannon Unattached20.50 Drew Doherty Finn Valley A C20.51 Lee Clarke Unattached21.16 Luke Trearty Unattached21.16 Eugene McGettigan Letterkenny A C21.21 Matthew McDowell 24/7 Triathlon21.25 Martin Donnelly 24/7 Triathlon21.31 Colin Dean 24/7 Triathlon21.35 Irene McFadden Letterkenny A C21.39 David Harvey Unattached21.40 Declan Carlin Finn Valley A C21.55 Anthony Murray Finn Valley A C22.01 Paul Russell Unattached22.04 Sharon Black Letterkenny A C22.06 Nick Fowell 24/7 Triathlon22.08 Martin Kerr Unattached22.14 Gillian Marley Milford A C22.25 Cathal Morrison Unattached22.27 Sean O’Donnell Unattached22.31 Sinead Peoples Letterkenny A C22.35 Liam Marley Cranford A C22.37 Martin McGarvey Unattached22.39 Cliona Dunne Finn Valley A C22.41 Pauric Mitchell 24/7 Triathlon22.45 Noreen Bonnar Finn Valley A C22.48 Jamie McCarry Unattached22.52 Philip Boyle Letterkenny A C28 September 2013 Page 1 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club22.59 Naoise Enright Letterkenny A C23.20 Seamus Cannon Unattached23.31 John Paul Gallagher Unattached23.32 Paddy Hegarty Unattached23.36 Dara Dunne Letterkenny A C23.47 Shane McLaughlin Unattached23.53 Tommy Hill 24/7 Triathlon24.14 Emer McClafferty Unattached24.17 Patrick McNulty Unattached24.29 Bridín Byrne City Of Derry24.30 Nancy McNamee Finn Valley A C24.35 Shannon McGroddy Cranford A C24.42 Danny Burns Lifford A C24.58 Paul O’Gara 24/7 Triathlon24.58 Cathal Roarty 24/7 Triathlon25.00 Cornelius McMullan Unattached25.02 Eddie McFadden Unattached25.08 Margaret Shields Letterkenny A C25.13 Lester Dobson Letterkenny A C25.16 Martin Toye Unattached25.18 Rachel Crossan Unattached25.24 Clara Quigley Unattached25.32 Susie Roarty Unattached25.38 Johnathan O’Donnell Unattached26.21 Zak Brolly Unattached26.22 Patrick Langan Unattached26.38 Damien Doherty Unattached26.46 Jordan Page Unattached26.47 Cathy Harvey Unattached26.52 Bernie Crossan Unattached26.54 Grace Trearty Unattached27.05 Anthia Hegarty Unattached27.08 Declan Breslin Unattached27.15 Shiela Doherty Unattached27.33 Madge Whoriskey Unattached27.34 Teresa Ward Unattached27.38 Adrian Wasson 24/7 Triathlon27.44 Paul Cullen 24/7 Triathlon27.45 Ruth McCrudden Letterkenny A C27.45 Sean McAuliffe 24/7 Triathlon27.59 Mary Martin Finn Valley A C28.03 Ann Kelly Unattached28.04 Denis McFadden Unattached28.05 Eileen Toye Unattached28.06 Paul Brolly Unattached28.12 Duncan Simith Unattached28.28 Eleanor Trearty Unattached28.30 Tanya Thornton Unattached28.32 Martin O’Donnell Unattached28.49 Liam McLaughlin Unattached28.57 Sandra Deary Unattached28.58 Marie Gallagher Unattached29.20 Valerie Coyle Unattached28 September 2013 Page 2 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club29.30 Ladinia Finnegan Unattached29.31 Melissa Gibson Unattached29.32 Dayle Milkin Unattached29.32 Sophie Gallagher Unattached29.33 Margaret Slevin Unattached29.50 Enda Slevin Unattached30.09 Mary Ellen Friel Unattached30.15 Rose Lynch Unattached30.39 Mary O’Donnell Unattached30.58 Aoife Page Unattached31.14 Mary T Gallagher Unattached32.15 Margo McNally Unattached32.36 Neil Martin Finn Valley A C32.55 Anne McFadden Unattached32.56 Frances Wilson Finn Valley A C33.07 Jim Osborne Unattached33.18 Martina Carr Unattached33.18 Michael Doyle Unattached33.21 Rosemary Boggs Lifford A C33.22 Karen Carlin Lifford A C33.28 Mary McFadden Unattached33.40 Michelle Temple Unattached33.41 Edel Page Unattached33.55 Christine Brolly Unattached34.05 Helena Kenny Unattached34.15 Shauna McGettigan Unattached34.46 Judith McKinley Unattached35.35 Siobhan Bigger Unattached36.12 Fiona Williamson Unattached36.28 Fiona Gildea Unattached36.29 Caroline McCabe Unattached36.48 Mary Gallagher Unattached37.00 Aoife Cannon Unattached37.19 Charlotte Gallagher UnattachedTotal 13528 September 2013 Page 3 of 3 RESULTS FROM ORLA’S 5K AT ARDS FOREST PARK was last modified: September 28th, 2013 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 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Whist: Ladies. 1st Molly O Hare, Strabane with 175, 2nd was a tie between Berni Mc Cullagh, Sion Mills and Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey with 160. Gents: 1st Maeve Walsh, Killygordon, 2nd John Mc Granaghan, Castlederg with 170 and 3rd Brian Houston, Strabane with 161. 1st Half Bob Glackin, Castlederg with 86. 2nd Half Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny with 94. Snowball next week is €130 for 180 or better. Everyone welcome to St. Marys Hall on Wednesdays at 8:30pm. Robert Emmets: Congrats to Ronan O’Kane on winning our Lotto Jackpot of €1400 at the weekend. Ronan has been a loyal supporter of both club and Lotto over the year and is well deserving of his success and we wish him. The jackpot starts this week again at €1000 and we appeal for your continued support of the Lotto. Our weekly Fri. Night bingo continues to grow in popularity and with new chairs now the comfort of our patrons will be greatly enhanced. Our P. P. Fr. Mc Goldrick must be thanked and complimented on his interest and support of the Hall. We would once again thank Michael Carlin and the C.P.I. Comm. for the loan of their chairs in the past. The final Membership/ Enrollment night will take place in the Clubrooms on this Thur. night 14th. March from 7.30.Only fully paid up Club members will be eligable to be included for draws for tickets for Donegal’s all ticket games Ballylast National School: Sponsored walk will take place on Sunday 24th March at 11:30am. The walk will start at the Riverclub, Castlefinn and go to the school. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Fancy Dress is optional. Adults €5 and Children are free. Everyone is welcome. Messy Hands Baby and Toddler Group: Runs every Tuesday morning in the CPI Centre from11.00am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome and this is a great opportunity to get children socialising from an early age before playschool. Community Walking Group: Runs every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All new and past members are welcome. This is a great opportunity to come along and get to know people in the local community under the guidance of your local walking leader. For further information please contact the CPI Centre on 074-9143976. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop: We would like to make an appeal for clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture for our shop. Arrangements can be made to collect or deliver. Items which we are looking for are Coffee Table, Sofa Bed, and 2 4ft beds. If you can help please call074-9146726. Community Gardening Course: Would you like to learn how to grow your own fruit and veg, avail of the use of a Polytunnell, learn about pests and pesticides and soil testing in the garden? We will be running a six week course most likely on a Thursday or Friday Morning starting early March. If you would like further info please contact Mary/Corina on 074 – 9143976. DD LOCAL – CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 11th, 2013 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:Castlefinn notes
Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Doubles competition1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Josip Krstanovic/Justyn Levin (MINN) 6-32. Eli Ogilvy/Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU) 6-43. Marino Alpeza/Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. Tom Hands/Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-1 No. 64 Tom Hands posted a rare loss at No. 2 singles to Stefan Milicevic, 6-1, 6-1. Despite falling at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles, the Bulldogs managed to win a set in each match after dropping the doubles point. #17 Minnesota 6, #43 Drake 1Mar 03, 2019 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)Singles competition1. #72 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. #38 Josip Krstanovic (MINN) 5-7, 6-2, 6-32. Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. #64 Tom Hands (DU) 6-1, 6-13. Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-2, 6-24. Marino Alpeza (MINN) def. Bayo Philips (DU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-15. Eli Ogilvy (MINN) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-26. Vlad Lobak (MINN) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 Match NotesDrake 11-6; National ranking #43Minnesota 11-1; National ranking #17Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,4,1,6,5) Print Friendly Version Drake’s No. 72 Vinnie Gillespie collected the Bulldogs lone point on the day with a three-set victory over No. 38 Josip Krstanovic by scores of 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. at Iowa 3/8/2019 – 6 PM Drake (11-6) remains on the road next week to face Iowa Friday, March 8, evening followed by Sunday matches at Western Michigan and Michigan State. Next Game: Preview MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The No. 43 Drake University men’s tennis team fell at No. 17 Minnesota, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Gophers’ Baseline Tennis Center. Story Links
19 February 2008The Department of Trade and Industry and financial services group Old Mutual have launched the Isivande Women’s Fund, with the aim of providing small, women-owned businesses with more affordable, usable and responsive financial solutions.The fund, which targets black women in small businesses as well as female entrepreneurs who are running their own enterprises, will specialise in debt financing, offering loans ranging from R30 000 to R2-million.Qualifying companies will be 60% female-owned and have at least a two-year track record of business activity and a sustainable business plan.Speaking at the launch on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said that while women-owned enterprises were contributing an increasing share to national revenue, women remained under-represented in formal sector enterprises and over-represented in micro enterprises and the informal sector.“Approximately 70% of informal businesses in South Africa are owned or controlled by women, and while women have better credit repayment records than men, they find it harder to raise finance then men,” Mpahlwa said.The latest statistics showed that South African women were taking the lead as entrepreneurs, he said, adding it was a “most positive development that we find the private sector beginning to address this challenge in more creative ways.”Women would continue to be recipients of government efforts to broaden their participation in the economy, Mpahlwa said, as their empowerment was seen as a realistic way of reducing poverty and halving unemployment in the country over the next decade.Old Mutual MD Bob Head said the company was offering financial support to women as they made excellent entrepreneurs and often understood people’s needs better than men.“For South African women, it’s a wonderful opportunity they must use. The country needs them, as they shape our vision and passion,” Head said.Source: BuaNews