Liberian Student Prince M. Korvah (3rd from right) with fellow students in Tel Aviv, IsraelSays Liberian studying in Israel to colleagues back homePrince M. Korvah, a Liberia student in Israel, is challenging other Liberian students desirous of pursuing advance studies abroad to begin considering the State of Israel.Korvah, a former president of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), an umbrella organization to all youth and student groupings in Liberia, is currently pursuing his International Master’s in Security and Diplomacy at the Tel Aviv University (TAU), the largest academic institution in Israel.In a dispatch from that country, he has vouched for the quality of the educational standards at TAU, an institution which he says comprises nine faculties, 106 departments and 90 research institutes, and is ranked as one of the top institutions of higher learning education the world over, with its International Office directed by Ms. Maureen Meyer.According to Korvah, his academic program brings together a faculty of top scholars and leading practitioners from the Israeli Armed Forces, Security Services and its Foreign Service, now headed by Prof. Dr. Azar Gat; a renowned academician and author.He said out that the program extends far beyond the traditional classroom and is structured to have students engaged with high-ranking diplomats and other decision-makers in the weekly Ambassador Forum, building practical understanding on field visits to the Israeli borders and key security sites.In describing his recent internship as an Intelligence Analyst with MAX Security Incorporated, one of Israel’s leading security companies, Korvah shared his experiences, “this is the best place to study.”It has the special opportunity of getting to live, know and appreciate the valued quest for peace, goodwill of the Great Jewish Nation, all beyond the media perspective, as depicted by a blurred picture, he noted.Prince a former Liberian youth leader has expressed the hope that having more young Liberians study in Israel will provide opportunities of exposure to ”best practices” in the areas of water, agriculture, technology, defense and the hi-tech industries, which are crucial to Liberia’s development.He added, however, that it has its significance for impacting and facilitating a cross generational relationship between the youthful populations of both nations, one which could give a new meaning to the great friendship that has always existed between Liberia and the State of Israel, especially for the trajectory of years ahead.Korvah recalled Liberia has always been a friendly nation to Israel, “depicted by her stand as one of two African nations which voted at the UN in 1947, in favor of the Israeli Independence, the former youth leader noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Two bidding teams with a variety of members, who represent BC based companies as well as national and international firms, have been identified as the short-listed qualified proponents for construction of the new Fort St. John hospital. The teams are Peace River Healthcare Solutions and ISL Health.The request for qualifications closed on July 8th and Peace River North MLA Richard Neufeld says today’s announcement demonstrates the significance and importance attached to the project by the Provincial government.Construction of all the facilities included in the east-end project is expected to begin next year, with completion targeted for 2011. It will include a 55-bed, 161,000 square foot hospital, a 123-bed residential seniors’ care facility, and an intergrated services buidling.- Advertisement -Northern Health will retain ownership of the 40 acre site donated by the City, east of 86th Street and west and south of the East Bypass Road.
Mata, one of the worst free throw shooters in the nation, provided the emotion with his spot-on foul shooting and career-high 14 points as the fourth-ranked Bruins held their lead atop the Pacific 10 Conference with an 85-75 victory over Cal in front of 11,230 Thursday. UCLA (24-3, 13-2 Pac-10) can clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title by beating Stanford on Saturday, and with it the Bruins, by virtue of holding most of the tie-breaker advantages, would likely the No. 1 seed in the Pac-10 tournament. Shipp had his second straight big game with a game-high 22 points as the Bruins embarrassed a porous Cal defense en route to shooting 61.1 percent from the field, but it was Mata’s prowess from the foul line that kick-started UCLA. Usually, Mata making two free throws is a windfall for UCLA, but against the Bears, it was only the start. He hit his first two free throws with 3:54 remaining in the first half to cut Cal’s lead to 30-26, but it wasn’t the end. After Shipp scored, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute drove and scored and then had a pump-fake and dunk. Mata ended the run and gave the Bruins a 34-32 lead with two more free throws 52.9 seconds before the half. “It’s just a matter of confidence,” Mata said. “I’ve been shooting them well in practice. It’s just been getting them to a game. I’ll make them, so don’t foul me anymore.” Mata finished 8 of 9 from the free throw line, and actually made nine straight dating back to last week’s game at Arizona. Before that, Mata had made 8 of 27 free throw attempts over an 11-game span. “I expect him to make them like that the rest of the year,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He’s been shooting them real well. We did change a tiny little thing, but it’s just relaxing. I’m just happy for him because he’s put the work in.” Mata’s success from the free-throw line is parallel to his play lately. He scored in double figures each of the last three games. His play gives the Bruins a low-post option at a crucial time. “It’s hard to beat us (when Mata is scoring),” said Collison. “You can’t just focus on one guy. You have to focus on all five of us on the court, and anytime he scores down there, it makes it easier for all of us.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lorenzo Mata stood at the foul line, bounced the basketball a few times and released it toward the rim. The ball bounced high, off the back of the iron, and fell harmlessly to the floor. Yet, many in sold out Pauley Pavilion rose to their feet and applauded Mata, because for once his miss from the line was well beyond the norm. That came after second-place Washington State (22-5, 11-4) lost at Oregon 64-59 to fall two games behind the Bruins. “It doesn’t mean anything to us. We just have to come out and win our game,” UCLA wing Josh Shipp said. “We’re focused on Stanford right now. (The Pac-10 title) all adds to it, but I feel like we play hard no matter what.” The Cougars’ loss at Oregon capped a stellar night for the Bruins, led by Mata. A 30.9 percent free throw shooter entering the game, Mata made his first seven attempts from the line, with the initial two triggering a 10-2 run that gave slow-starting UCLA a lead it did not relinquish. During a ridiculously easy second half, UCLA shot 64.5 percent as Shipp, Arron Afflalo and, really, any other Bruin who wanted to, scored on lay-ins or dunks. The Bears (14-13, 6-9) were crushed in transition, and care free in the half-court. At one point, UCLA led by 26 points before Cal scored a few late baskets to distort the competitiveness of the game. “We just couldn’t play defense consistently enough inside-out,” Cal coach Ben Braun said. “It’s uncharacteristic of us. We gave up those inside baskets not to just the post players, but to Josh, Arron and Darren (Collison).”