AMEU to Expel ‘Criminals’ from Its System

first_imgAMEU President, Dr. Joseph T. Isaac: “Be it the students who bypassed our official registration center or the employees who assisted them in the act, we will deal with them without any pity.”The administration of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) has said it will either suspend or expel individuals found culpable of robbing the institution by tampering with its online students’ registration program.AMEU President, Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, told a news conference yesterday that an internal audit team has been mandated to properly investigate reports of alleged fraud committed by suspected students through the assistance of some instructors.Although Dr. Isaac did not name the employees allegedly linked to the fraud, he remains convinced that four of them (employees) have been identified and will be prosecuted. Those the court finds guilty will either be expelled or suspended depending on the gravity of their offense.“Be it the students who bypassed our official registration center or the employees who assisted them in the act, we will deal with them without any pity. We will ensure that they are prosecuted in keeping with the law,” Isaac angrily reacted.Due to the intensity of the scam, Dr. Isaac has with immediate effect invited the internal audit team to conclude its investigation and present findings to the administration in less than a month as of yesterday.“The illegal clients and their so-called benefactors who hacked into our system and transacted thereafter, will regret their action, because they are already confirmed suspects. Thank God that the technological system we are using was able to discover that something went wrong with our students’ registration process in recent semesters,” he said.Dr. Isaac said since his administration believes making the AMEU second to none, it will not tolerate any act that will bring it to public disrepute.In another development, Dr. Isaac said a fund raising program will be held on June 9 to raise US$150,000, while the Episcopal Church’s General Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is expected to also raise US$500,000.“The amounts,” he said “will be used to renovate some of the buildings.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Zidane pleads for calm amid Real slump

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s coach from France Zinedine Zidane gestures during the match against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Sep 22 – In the space of just five games Real Madrid have gone from red hot La Liga title favourites to trailing rivals Barcelona by seven points ahead of Saturday’s trip to Alaves.When Madrid swept a crisis-ridden Barca aside 5-1 in the Spanish Super Cup last month, Zinedine Zidane’s men were expected to romp to the title. Instead, disappointing home draws against Valencia and Levante were compounded as Real failed to score for the first time in 74 games when Real Betis became the first side other than Barca or Atletico Madrid to win at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga for six-and-a-half years on Wednesday.“We have dropped seven points in a small number of games but there is a long way to go and we can’t throw everything we have done until now in the bin because of two or three average games,” insisted Zidane.“I know that many people don’t like this work when things go wrong, but we have to accept it and be calm.“The league is very long and we will stay calm within the group because we will lift ourselves and we know we will have better days.”Going on the road this weekend may come as a relief to Real as they have shone on their travels this season in wins at Deportivo la Coruna and Real Sociedad as well as beating Barca and Manchester United in the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups respectively.“It seems like if we don’t score early at the Bernabeu we start to get anxious,” admitted midfielder Isco.“It is something we have to improve and it is better that it happens now at the start of the season when there is more room for error.”And while Real have endured a rough start to their title defence, Alaves are suffering a nightmare start to the season themselves as they have lost all five matches so far and already sacked coach Luis Zubeldia.“We need to turn the page and think about the next game,” said Real captain Sergio Ramos.“We have come back from many points behind to win the league before. We need to stay calm because they are many games and points still to play for.”There won’t be a Zidane family reunion at Mendizorroza as Enzo Zidane, Zinedine’s oldest son, can’t feature for Alaves due to the terms of his loan move from Real.– Political all-Catalan clash –Madrid can reduce the gap on Barca to four points before the leaders travel to Girona for a first ever Catalan derby between the two in the top flight.Barca’s impressive start to the season on the field has been overshadowed this week as the club condemned the escalating political tension in the region in the build-up to an October 1 referendum on independence organised by pro-separatist politicians.A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca called for respect for “democracy, to freedom of speech, and to self-determination.”Fourteen regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as part of the crackdown by the Spanish government on plans for the referendum.With Barca expected to rack up a seventh straight win in all competitions against newly-promoted Girona, attention will be focused as much on demonstrations that could take place by both sets of fans at Montilivi.The most enticing clash of the weekend comes at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday lunchtime as third hosts second when Atletico Madrid welcome Sevilla.Diego Costa is expected to be paraded on his homecoming after Atletico agreed a reported club record fee of 55 million euros ($66 million) to bring the man that fired them to the title in 2013/14 back to the club from Chelsea.Costa won’t be able to play until January, however.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayAtletico Madrid v Sevilla (1100), Alaves v Real Madrid (1415), Malaga v Athletic Bilbao (1630), Girona v Barcelona (1845)SundayEspanyol v Deportivo la Coruna (1000), Getafe v Villarreal (1415), Eibar v Celta Vigo, Las Palmas v Leganes (both 1630), Real Sociedad v Valencia (1845)MondayReal Betis v Levante (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MEN ESCAPE LOSING DRIVING LICENSES AFTER SCORING 100% ON DRIVING COURSE

first_imgTwo specialist mechanics who were caught racing on a dual carriageway have escaped losing their driving licenses after getting top marks on a new driving awareness course.Friends Jamie Cunningham and James Spratt were caught by Gardai doing more than 150km/hr on the dual carriageway outside Letterkenny.Pursuing Gardai could not catch the men because they were going so fast. The men were later charged with dangerous driving.The mechanics were later ordered to carry out the Pro Social Drivers Programme aimed at rehabilitating drivers.Both men appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday where the court heard they had both scored 100% on their tests on the programme which aims to encourage safer driving.The court heard the men also have modified cars which they use at weekends as well as a VW Passat and Jetta which they use during the week.Judge Paul Kelly told the men they were lucky but that the incident could have resulted in tragedy.He then agreed to reduce the charge from a Section 53 of dangerous driving to Section 52 of careless driving.But he warned both men: “You are extremely lucky to be leaving court with your licenses and I hope you have learned a salutary lesson.“If I see you here again on driving matters you will lose your license.”MEN ESCAPE LOSING DRIVING LICENSES AFTER SCORING 100% ON DRIVING COURSE was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:carsJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courtmechanicslast_img read more