Bulldogs Middle School Teams Results

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs fell to South Decatur Tuesday night by a score of 41-37.  The Bulldogs struggled to get anything going offensively and let some easy baskets go unanswered.  Leading in scoring for Batesville was Jack Grunkemeyer with 13, Sam Johnson with 10 and Conner Drake with 7.  Also scoring for Batesville were Brendan Heiser with 4, Gus Prickel with 2, and Chris Tillman added 1.  The 7th grade Dogs are now 7-2 on the season.The Batesville 8th Grade Basketball Team fell to South Dearborn 48-28. The Bulldogs got off to an early start up 6-3 before South Dearborn went on a 29-3 run to end the first half. The team continued to fight back second half with some big minutes from Trenton Kincade and Eric Garcia off the bench. The 8th Grade Team was led offensively by Jackson Renck with 10, followed by Lyle Oesterling (6), Bryson Bonelli (5), Grant Peters (3), Eric Garcia (2), and Will Sherwood (2). The Bulldogs move to 2-7 on the season heading into Milan.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Abundant Natural Resources, but Poverty-stricken People

first_imgArticle 7 of the Liberian Constitution states that all citizens of this country must be free and treated fairly in the society; that our national riches and God’s gifts in our forest and forest lands be properly taken care of so that all Liberians may receive equal benefits for self-improvement and for the development of the country.Again in chapter 10 of the 2006 New Forest Law of Liberia—otherwise known as the National Forest Reform Law— states that the reason for the New Forest Law is to give power to communities so that they can carry on complete and careful control of the forests of Liberia for a very long period of time. The communities will do this by setting up a plan that will be in line with a law that will support community-rights in taking proper care of the forest materials when anyone wants to use the forest for any reason.The National Forest Reform Law also made it clear that the community will have the right to no less than 55% of all the revenues or income or all of the money and benefits that will come from any logging activities concession companies carry out in their forests.The Land Rights and Community Forestry Program (LRCFP) is a UASID project assisting the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and forest-based communities to jointly manage Liberia’s forest lands.With such good laws on the books and an abundance of natural resources, there is no doubt that 90% of the 3.5 million people according to the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services 2008 Housing and Population Census, should have been living at the middle-class level.With such a small population, however, the vast majority is still living on less than US$1 a day despite naturally abundant mineral and forest resources.This author saw stacks of logs belonging to the Atlantic Resources Logging Company, a logging company that is operating in Lofa County but using Botota, Kokoyah Statutory District seat of the local administration as transit point.It is not hyperbole, but one has to throw his head to the back of his neck in order to fully assess the height of the stockpiled logs.When our correspondent visited Botota over the weekend, it was established that the logs are stockpiled in the area before being transported to the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County for shipment.The poor people will always have less access to health, education and other basic services.Problems of hunger, malnutrition, and disease afflict the poorest in this country. The poorest are typically marginalized from society and have little representation or voice in public and political debates, making it even harder for them to escape poverty, Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe asserted.Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe named inequality, bad government policy and exploitation by people with power and influence as some of the causes of abject poverty in this country.“High levels of inequality will affect social cohesion and lead to problems such as an increase in crime and violence. Inequality is often a measure relative to poverty” the Paramount Chief emphasized.Despite huge resources, and a small population people are not feeling the positive impact of our minerals and forests resources, the Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe concluded.The forests are some of the most important among the many gifts of God in Liberia which belong to us as a people, our children and grand children; so policy makers should ensure that real laws made for the betterment of our children and the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Run for Fun group.Donegal Sports Partnership with Athletics Ireland recently coordinated a Sports Leadership programme to support the growing numbers taking part in walking, jogging and running across the county.The Run for Fun Leaders Programme was delivered to 25 participants from all across Donegal and Tyrone in the Finn Valley Sports Centre over a four week period.The programme included areas such as planning your session, communication styles, warm up and cool down routines, health and safety of your group, nutrition and hydration and injury prevention and management. Tutor for the programme was Eamon Harvey from Athletics Ireland with support workshop delivered by Chartered Physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce and Sports Nutritionist Therese Laverty.A further training programme is planned for April, further details from Donegal Sports Partnership at [email protected] RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE was last modified: February 28th, 2015 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:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRun for funlast_img read more