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“Don’t Be Misled”

first_imgLofa County Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, Steve Zargo, is calling on the student community of Lofa County to know their role before getting involved in national development.Making the call when he served as keynote speaker and chief launcher at the 2nd semester scholarship fund drive of the Lofa University Students Association of the University of Liberia (LUSA-UL), Sen. Zargo said the decision that students make today will determine if Liberia will improve or decline in national development as Africa’s oldest republic.“If Liberia must be preserved then the status of ignorance and deceit must be uprooted,” Sen. Zargo said.Speaking on the theme “The Role of Students in National Development,” Sen. Zargo, who is the founder and first president of LUSA-UL, said Liberia is in need of national development therefore it needs students as national developers.“Premium must be placed on quality education, for it alone promises national salvation and national development and I am calling on you students not to be misled in the up-coming 2017 Representatives and Presidential elections,” he admonished.Senator Zargo gave a check of L$50,000 to the association as his initial contribution to the scholarship fund.The program brought together several officials of government and eminent citizens of Lofa County, including the Secretary General of the Lofa County Legislative Caucus, Rep. Clarence Massaquoi, who presented a check for US$500 as his contribution.Other officials, including Rep. Eugene F. Kparkar, and Julie F. Weah who were represented by proxies, Justin Korvayan and Central Bank Legal Counselor, Cllr. Joseph Jallah pledged an amount of L$30,000, L$15,000, L$20,000 and L$10,000, respectively.The student association also recognized Mr. Francis Carbah for his numerous contributions to the student community whenever he is called upon.Carbah thanked the students for the recognition and for upholding the image of the county at the university and the national level and pledged an amount of US$400 to the association’s fund drive.The organization thanked the Lofa County officials for their continuous support and assured the officials and students that LUSA-UL will remain transparent and accountable in order for its members to enroll into school this semester. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Richa Chadha’s 4-point regime for Panga

first_imgActress Richa Chadha has been training extensively for her role of a kabbadi player in the Kangana Ranaut starrer Panga. The film came to her at a time she was recovering from an injury.The Fukrey actor has been training with experts in the sport, but has taken on three other fitness routines for building her endurance. She has also taken on strength training, yoga and agility training, which have also proven beneficial in her recovery. Reportedly, she was a kabbadi player during her school days, which helped her train for the film too.”I wanted to [combine] my personal fitness goals with that of the film, which led me to collaborate with people like Mustafa [Ahmed, star fitness trainer] who created a fantastic strength and movement based fitness module for me,” said Chadha in a press statement on Thursday. “I have always loved doing new things for fitness and I’m glad I’m getting to experiment. I also went back to the roots of my school practice of doing Iyengar yoga and found myself attracted towards fusion belly dancing. All these new fitness routines [helped] in my overall fitness.”last_img read more