Orion Academy & St. Luke’s Primary victorious at World Environment Day Exhibition

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Orion Academy & St. Luke’s Primary victorious at World Environment Day Exhibition by: – June 5, 2012 108 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Winning Exhibit by the Orion Academy students “Water Cycle”. The Orion Academy and the St. Luke’s Primary School have emerged winners in the World Environment Day Exhibition which was held on Tuesday.The Environmental Coordinating Unit (ECU) partnered with the Youth Division, Dominica Youth Environment Organization (DYEO) and the Waitukubuli National Trail in hosting an exhibition to commemorate World Environment Day 2012 which is being celebrating in at least 193 countries worldwide.Nelsha Shillingford, the Chairperson of the Prospective Persons Committee of the DYEO explained that the purpose for the exhibition.“The Organization felt that World Environment Day would be a good opportunity for young people to showcase their views on the environment and matters affecting them. The theme was also an important one to Dominica as an alternative energy and a green economy have been a prime focus for both government and private sectors for a number of years”.Three activities were organized to commemorate World Environmental Day which are; a poster competition for primary schools, an exhibition for secondary schools with environmental clubs and an essay competition for secondary schools without environmental clubs.Winning poster by St. Luke’s Primary SchoolThe Orion Academy placed first with their “Water Cycle” exhibit, Pierre Charles Secondary School placed second with their “Forestry” exhibit while the Goodwill Secondary School placed third with their “Geothermal” exhibit.The Orion Academy students have received a snorkeling trip to the Champagne Beach compliments Irie Safari.Other gifts for the winning schools include; vouchers compliments KFC and lunch vouchers compliments the Fort Young Hotel.The St. Luke’s Primary copped the winning positing in the poster competition, while the Convent Preparatory School placed second and the Roseau Primary School placed third.The essay competition deadline was extended as per requests from several of the participating schools therefore the winners will be announced at a later date as the judges were given the essays on Tuesday, June 4th, 2012.Ameka Cognet who placed 1st runner up in this year’s National Queen Show Pageant performed a poetry piece entitled “Stained Green” in which she highlighted several effects which climate change has had on the environment.She also asked the students to assist her in the performance by repeating the line “They say blood is red by mine runs green”.Stained GlassThe students were also introduced to the ECU’s YouTube Channel entitled “ECU Dominica”.Kimisha Thomas urged the students to subscribe to the page which was created to create awareness of what is taking place environmentally.According to Thomas, the students can retrieve pertinent information on climate change, among other topics.[nggallery id = 195]Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Nigeria should not obey FIFA rules against its own laws: Commissioner Ebewele

first_imgBrown Ebewele, a former Commissioner of Sports in Edo, has described as unfortunate the withdrawal of the court case against the Aminu Maigari-led board of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).Mr Ebiakpo Baribote on Wednesday withdrew a case she filed against the NFA at a High Court in Jos to avoid a ban on Nigeria from FIFA.But Ebewele  on Thursday in Abuja said that Nigeria should not continue to obey FIFA at the detriment of its own laws.“For FIFA to say that a government that gives subvention to a federation and the government is asking for accountability and FIFA is saying you are sanctioned, that is corruption itself.“That means FIFA is corrupt; that is why they are supporting corruption.“But it’s a shame that as big as this country is, the biggest black race in the world will make a pronouncement today and because of FIFA, you are reversing your position; it’s a big shame.” Ebewele, popularly called “Juju man’’ stressed that other countries make money from football while Nigeria spent without accountability.“If other countries are making money from football, Nigeria is spending money on football.“So what is the interest, what is the benefit of football, football, football when there is nothing that comes from it.“Its either we get scandal from it or we get fraud from it; so what is Nigeria benefitting so much from it that it cannot forget football for one or three months.“It is even time for some of these third world countries to come together and say they are sick and tired of FIFA manipulation. “America changed some of the FIFA rules when they wanted to host the World Cup.“America told them that this goal-line technology must be introduced, if you don’t introduce it we are not in your business.“It was America that told them that this traditional uniform of referees black and black is outdated and that was why designers came in.“Nigerians are very intelligent people; we cannot because of corruption allow some individuals to manipulate us; it’s all about manipulation.’’Baribote, the proprietress of Nembe City Football Club, was persuaded by the National Sports Commission and House of Reps to withdraw the case in the interest of Nigeria. FIFA had suspended Nigeria from all international football engagements following a court order that restrained the board from performing its duties.It went further to kick against the arrest of NFA chairman Maigari over corruption allegation levelled against the board by some stakeholders.– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/nigeria-obey-fifa-rules-laws-says-ebewele/#sthash.J4IXw7Zk.dpuflast_img read more