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FOHRD to Launch Martin Luther King Day

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first_imgThe Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy (FOHRD) will launch the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time in Liberia on January 18.FOHRD’s statement issued yesterday said the launch of the day will be a celebration of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and will commence with a parade from Broad and Johnson streets. “Thereafter, the participants will proceed to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) headquarters on Broad Street, Crown Hill, for an indoor program for Dr. King’s ever living works of commitment, diligence, focus, far sightedness, etc.,” the statement read. The program will be held on the theme, “Peace Building and Nonviolence.”According to the statement, the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are “remarkable, and continue to impact the lives of many, our nation, and the world.”It added that on January 18 of every year “the day of this once world history maker that still affects positively is recognized and celebrated in most developing nations and the United States of America.”FOHRD said the program committee for the observance will join its counterparts to celebrate this historic event on Dr. King, especially for his nonviolent approach to protest.FOHRD’s MLK Program aims to deliver nonviolence and peace education to troubled and tension-charged communities to transform their bitterness, hurts and resentments into peacefully crafted solutions to settling grievances.Meanwhile, FOHRD has called on all sectors of government, civil society organizations, students and well meaning Liberians to come and join the launch and campaign against violence and commit to embracing nonviolence, dialogue, peaceful redress and other solutions to achieving peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GLORIOUS EASTER WEATHER FOR DONEGAL, SAY FORECASTERS

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first_imgGreat day for the Outdoors today across Donegal. Picture by Annemarie McGowanDONEGAL is set to bask in glorious sunny weather over the Easter weekend, forecasters have said.It’s going to start off with a great day today with temperatures soaring this afternoon.RTE had been predicting rain for Donegal all week. But last night the Met Eireann forecasters completely revised the forecast, giving wall-to-wall sunshine for Good Friday after a frosty start.There will be more sunshine on Saturday AND Sunday.And while temperatures might hit 15C today, it will be a couple of degrees cooler by Easter Sunday afternoon.The dry weather is good news for businesses too across Donegal, particularly for retailers and those in the tourism industry. Hotels are reporting bookings up on last year.There may be a slight blip around Tuesday with the possibility of some light rain, before thing settle down and temperatures rise again later in the week.You can read the full DD weekend weather report here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2014/04/18/sunny-gorgeous-the-dd-easter-weekend-weather-report-with-the-mount-errigal-hotel/ GLORIOUS EASTER WEATHER FOR DONEGAL, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: April 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:beachdonegal daily weatherEaster weather Donegalsunshinelast_img read more