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AMEU President Promises to Maintain Academic Excellence

first_imgBishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr, (R) AMEU Board of Trustees, a student and Dr. Isaac cut the ribbon to the new facility. The president of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, has promised to maintain academic excellence at the university, lauding the faculty and staff for the strong support over the years.Dr. Isaac made the remarks yesterday, October 9, during the dedication of the Richardson Adams Learning Resource Center (RALRC), with the intention to provide a learning environment conducive for the pursuit of excellence while preparing people for national leadership and service.He said the dedication of the new facility marks an exciting moment for the university and the staffers, exemplifying a lot of good things that happen at the AME University.Dr. Isaac recounted that the building was first used as a clinic, which went out of business in 2014 before subsequently being renovated and refurbished.He said that with graduate programs being offered, a better learning environment must be created. As such, the new facility gives the university an opportunity to provide a better learning environment.He said the facility will play an important role as the university’s enrollment has increased to over 5,000 students from as low as 3,000, including the graduate school.“We will use this building to prepare our young people for leadership today, tomorrow and beyond,” Reverend Alvin E. Attah, Acting Vice President for administration, said in a welcome remark.Dr. Romelle A. Horton, interim vice president for Academic and Support Services, said in pursuit of excellence the university espouses the need for life-long professional development and an improved learning atmosphere.Dr. Horton said the university is expected to increase the level of scholarship/scholarly practice in the various academic fields or disciplines as well as advance teaching and learning proficiency.“We are blessed, so get ready for your minds to be expanded as soon as you step through these doors, for the mission of the center is to prepare, engage, and improve. The center is a home to the department of academic support services and most of its units,” Dr. Horton said.According to her, the facility has a full academic library that caters to students and community members, connecting individuals to resources and technology.In her overview, Dr. Horton said the center has a lab, several reading rooms and a center for teaching and learning. It also has a writing lab that will provide tutorials on writing reports, projects, resumes and research with the testing center attached.She said the Richardson Adams Learning Center is geared towards building the capacity of the university and its environs by integrating teaching, learning and scholarship through related academic and community initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bond Exchange secures growth capital

first_img11 September 2008The Bond Exchange of South Africa (Besa) has secured the necessary approvals in support of its rights issue to raise new capital, with underwriting partners that include the New Zealand Exchange, local banks and other financial institutions securing the transaction.“We are tremendously excited by what the fresh capital injection and new partners will deliver for our business,” Besa chief executive Garth Greubel said in a statement last week.“The effect of this transaction is to significantly strengthen our shareholder and capital base, with certain strategic partners also being represented on the board, while maintaining our commitment to the bond market and existing shareholders.”The rights issue is the second phase of Besa’s development strategy, following the exchange’s demutualisation in 2007.After the rights issue, at least 30% of Besa’s equity will be held by strategic partners, providing valuable support in order to execute the exchange’s vision of building better markets. Formalities relating to the transaction will be concluded at Besa’s annual general meeting towards the end of September.BondClear projectAccording to Besa, a project that will contribute significantly in driving growth is BondClear, a new central counterparty clearing house that it is presently establishing. BondClear will provide clearing and central counterparty (CCP) services to South African financial markets, initially for interest-rate derivatives listed on the bond exchange.“We are optimistic about BondClear, in which NASDAQ OMX is a direct shareholder,” Greubel said. “NASDAQ OMX is one of the world’s largest exchange companies, with trading technology capabilities across six continents.”Shareholder and market support for the rights, the BondClear project and other strategic initiatives that Besa is undertaking have been positive, while company management has already received irrevocable commitments in writing from shareholders, in excess of the necessary requirements, approving the capitalisation transaction.Strong market performanceAccording to Besa, these initiatives are being undertaken against the backdrop of strong market performance in the exchange’s core bonds franchise.Annual bond market turnover topped R13.8-trillion in calendar 2007. During 2008 bond turnover surged, with a record monthly figure of R1.486-trillion reported in February.This has since been consistently exceeded from May through to August, when turnover reached a new record R1.956-trillion for the month. It is anticipated that turnover will top R17-trillion for 2008, representing an annualised velocity of 28 times market cap.Besa now faced one of the most exciting and ambitious phases in the company’s development as an exchange, Greubel said.“Our new capital will leave us well positioned to drive value through our existing core business and extend our set of products and services to financial market participants, as well as accelerating financial market infrastructure development in South Africa,” he said.“We are excited by what the future holds for us as a business and the positive contribution it will make towards strengthening competition in South African financial markets.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Castro says TNT in ‘make or break’ situation after loss to Ginebra

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Losing its second straight after a 78-93 defeat to Ginebra on Sunday, Castro called for his side to perform consistently if TNT desires to advance to the next stage.“We haven’t had consistency this conference. We’ve been up-and-down in our games and that also happens within the game. That’s what we need,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro urged the KaTropa to have that sense of urgency in their last two games beginning against GlobalPort on Wednesday.“We need to find ways to get back in the winning column. This loss was hard on us because of how close the standings is. We need to get our act together and it also posed a challenge for us veterans like me and Harvey (Carey) to handle this situation and show it to the young guys,” he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises ‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESEven Jayson Castro admitted that being one of the bottom teams in the standings is a foreign feeling for TNT.“We’re not used to this,” Castro said after the KaTropa slid to eighth with a 4-5 card in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding With that being said, Castro made it clear that the duel with GlobalPort will be a make-or-break game for TNT.“It’s really a do-or-die for us. We can’t lose,” he said. “It’s no longer about the Xs and Os. We need to show the effort until the end of the game.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

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Sardar Singh feels Indian Hockey team deserves gold after all the hard work

first_imgSardar Singh is not new to responsibilities. He has been the face of Indian hockey for years now, often singlehandedly holding the team together in tough situations. Sardar has seen a lot of changes during his career – from coaches being axed to top players retiring; from not qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics to making it to London four years later.Even after years of hard work, the midfielder’s love for the sport remains undiminished. With the team set for its next challenge – the Incheon Asian Games – Sardar is hoping to not just guide his team to a gold medal but also make a significant contribution to the team’s cause. “Besides the additional responsibility as skipper, I have always tried to ensure that my contribution as a player is not undermined. I never miss training sessions. I try to improve my performance every day,” Sardar told MAIL TODAY before the team’s departure to South Korea.So focused is the captain on the task at hand that he has even stopped using social networking sites to avoid distraction. “I have not been using my Facebook account for quite some time. My Twitter account is being managed by my fiance Ashpal Bhogal. I have tried to stay away from distractions.” Optimistic as always, Sardar feels the month-long camp was useful and the team is determined not to settle for anything except the gold medal. “We have prepared well and are just waiting for the Asian Games to start,” Sardar said.advertisement”With the way we have been training, the team deserves a gold medal. Of course, there are good teams like Korea, Pakistan and Malaysia, but I have full confidence in my team.”The skipper says his team might have an advantage in Incheon since they have been playing according to the new four-quarter format in the Hockey India League for two years. “All of us have played in the Hockey India League. So, we have a fair idea about the format,” he said.last_img read more