The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh is to meet the Pope when he attends the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of University College Dublin, in Rome tomorrow (Sun).Minister McHugh will represent An Taoiseach and the Government at the canonisation of Cardinal Newman who was UCD’s first rector and president when it was founded as the Catholic University of Ireland.Cardinal Newman served as the university’s first rector between 1854 and 1858. He was also recognised as a poet, philosopher and historian. Newman is famed for his series of lectures which were published as the “Idea of a University”, which has influenced thought on education greatly in Ireland and throughout the world.Minister McHugh has a number of engagements while in Rome including a reception at the Urbania Pontifical University attended by Britain’s Prince Charles and a number of British dignitaries.As head of the Irish delegation, Minister McHugh will meet Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica for a brief meeting before the ceremony on Sunday.Ireland’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Derek Hannon will also attend the canonisation ceremony. Newman believed in the power and potential of education to develop people in ways beyond just academic knowledge.The more holistic view we have of education today is rooted in this belief.Minister McHugh said “It is a privilege to be present for such a famous celebration of a significant figure in the history of Irish education.“I am honoured to have been asked to represent the Government at such a significant ceremony to mark the life, works and legacy of Cardinal Newman.”Minister Joe McHugh to meet Pope at canonisation was last modified: October 17th, 2019 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:Minister Joe McHughPope Francis
25 September 2003President Thabo Mbeki has called on world leaders, especially those in rich nations, to put their differences aside and practically recommit themselves to the United Nations.Mbeki told the 191-member UN Assembly in New York on Tuesday that the poor expected a united international community to create a just and fairer global village.“The disempowered will continue to look to this organisation, understanding, correctly, that they are too weak to advance their interests singly, outside of the collective voice of the United Nations,” he said.Mbeki told world leaders that the disempowered believed in a collective future of hope, and were also looking to the 50-year-old body to help bring an end to conflicts around the globe, while working towards the Millennium Declaration goals of halving poverty and a lack of basic necessities by 2015.“For us, collectively, to meet these expectations, will require that each and every one of us, both rich and poor, both the powerful and the disempowered, commit ourselves practically to act, in all circumstances, in a manner that recognises and respects the fact that none of us is an island”, Mbeki said.Mbeki said the attack by the US and its allies on Iraq posed many questions over the future and role of the UN as the custodian of world peace and security.“What is decided about the role of the UN in Iraq will … decide what will become of the UN in the context of its Charter, and the important global objectives that have been taken since the Charter was adopted,” he said.Regarding globalisation, Mbeki said the global village was still populated by unequal relations, with the majority in the developing nations still powerless and dominated by the powerful West.This situation ought to be reversed, he said, by levelling the playing field within the UN institution, whose responsibilities have increased since the body was first launched, by reforming its structures and organs.Mbeki warned that failure to transform the UN could result in the world failing to defeat poverty, underdevelopment and the terrorism that threatens world peace.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rural communities are the backbone of America, and now through November 30, 2016, eligible farmers residing in eligible Ohio counties will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, farmers will direct more than $3 million dollars of financial support to eligible nonprofits across rural America in 2017.Since the program began in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofits in Ohio. “We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”Eligible farmers can enroll or learn more about the program by visiting www.GrowCommunities.com, or calling 1-877-267-3332. Additional information can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmersGrowCommunities. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Community Outreach programs have worked with farmers to support rural America through their local community groups, youth and schools.
Pune: At least 13 deaths have been reported due to swine flu (H1N1) virus since the beginning of the year in western Maharashtra, according to medical authorities.Health officials said Pune recorded six deaths since January this year, Solapur recorded three, Aurangabad two and Nashik and Kolhapur one each.More than 50 cases have been recorded across the region, including the northern part of the State and Marathwada. More than half cases are said to be from Pune.At least six patients detected are in a ‘critical’ condition and have been put on ventilator at different city hospitals.In Kolhapur district, the administration has set up emergency cells at primary health centres (PHCs) after a 45-year-old patient in Karvir tehsil succumbed to the virus.In 2016, the State had recorded 82 cases and 25 deaths due to the virus.Dr. Kanchan Jagtap, Joint Director, State Health Department, said, “Among [the cases recorded last year], 41 cases and nine deaths were recorded between January and February. Despite a slight increase in the H1N1 toll this year in the same time period, this is the normal seasonal transmission pattern of the virus. Although people need to take precautionary measures.”Scientists from the city-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) said there has been no change in the genetic make-up of the virus.
Three days after the Panjab University campus witnessed a violent clash between students and the police amid a protest against fee hike, the students are in no mood to relent, with many of them continuing their protest on Friday. However, differences cropped up among members of the Joint Student Action Committee (JSAC), which was formed by student unions to press for a rollback. Students owing allegiance to the National Students Union of India, who broke away from the JSAC, continued to sit on a relay fast demanding a rollback. Relay fastStudent leader Manoj Lubana said: “NSUI has separated from the JSAC owing to differences in ideology and methodology, which made the protest a political gimmick.”“It’s the eleventh day of the relay fast,” said Mr. Lubana, adding that the NSUI would soon meet Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and Governor V.P. Singh Badnore and urge them to find plausible solutions and get proper funding for the University.The JSAC mainly includes Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), National Students Union of India (NSUI), the Students Front and Students Organisation of India (SOI). The Students For Society (SFS) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) are not part of the JSAC. The elected Panjab University Students Council, meanwhile, intends to resume its agitation in the coming days, if the fee hike is not rolled back.‘Revoke police cases’“We had a meeting with the university administration today [Friday] as well on the issue. Also, we have asked the authorities to withdraw the cases filed against innocent students following the clash with police,” said Nishant Kaushal, president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council. Mr. Kaushal said the stone-throwing episode on the campus was the handiwork of “outsiders”. The students have been protesting against the significant hike in tuition fee announced by the PU Senate last month for the 2017-18 academic year.
‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “I don’t think coming to every game … we’re just going to blow teams out,” said Lassiter, who was one of the two cagers who did the heavy lifting for San Miguel Beer against Rain or Shine.“I know we have a big target but at the same time, we just got to keep working harder,” he added.Lassiter had a team-best 27 points to go with June Mar Fajardo’s 24. Four more members of San Miguel chimed in double-digit scoring performances.San Miguel Beer will try to haul its record up to an even .500 when it battles struggling Blackwater next Wednesday at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has nothing to do with coaching. It has nothing to do with chemistry. Whatever is bugging San Miguel Beer right now, Marcio Lassiter feels it can be remedied by a little more effort on the less glamorous parts of the game.“Defense,” Lassiter said matter-of-factly moments after the Beermen dropped a 108-98 defeat to Rain Or Shine on Friday night. “That’s No. 1. [And] we can’t seem to rebound. I’d say those two were the biggest things.”ADVERTISEMENT Ceres Negros signs up veteran Azkals defender Alvaro Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Five games into San Miguel Beer’s bid for a fifth straight conquest of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Beermen are tiptoeing on a 2-3 win-loss record. There is chatter on coach Leo Austria’s struggle to find the right mix of talent on the floor and on how introducing a star like Terrence Romeo into San Miguel’s “star-less” system has slowed the Beermen’s start, but Lassiter feels if the team starts grabbing rebounds, it would turn its fate around instantly.“If we can’t rebound, then we can’t play our up-tempo [style],” Lassiter said. “We can’t go out and play our game … not getting the defensive rebound.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAgainst the Painters, the rulers of the PBA’s most prestigious tournament were outrebounded, 58-47.Lassiter knows the Beermen need to bring full effort into every game with every team in the field intent on ending their dynastic rule of the all-Filipino conference. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments