‘Preaching Peace through Songs’

first_imgCultural Ambassador Juli Endee set to officially launch her albumLiberia’s Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee has disclosed that all is set and ready for the big event of the official launching ceremony of her musical album “Prevenient Grace” in Monrovia following her musical tour in 5 counties.According to Ambassador Endee, over the past ten years she has been putting her album together with key focus on preaching peace through her songs in order for Liberians to unite and maintain the peace they are enjoying in the country.She told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the essence of launching her album, which began since January, following the launchings in 5 counties including Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa counties, is to also showcase Liberian talents and take the Liberian songs to the world.She said she titled her album ‘Prevenient Grace’ because of the grace of God upon her life and the endless protection of God that keeps her alive to contribute to her country by preaching peace to her people.“In my album, I also mention ECOWAS and other partners who contributed greatly to the peace our country is enjoying today because without peace a country cannot develop. That is why all of my songs are directed to preaching peace and educating our people about the essence of having a peaceful nation,” she said.Amb. Juli Endee performing one of her songs during her county tourThe music and video album, the Cultural Ambassador explained, features few local musicians and excellent dance choreography, created by Liberians.  “And we want the world to adopt that dance, so that dance will go a long way,” she said.Endee said as part of the official launching and the nationwide musical tour, she hopes to teach Liberians the peace and reconciliation dance and to help foster peace among citizens of Liberia.“The peace that we now enjoy, we must maintain it, and with peace, there will be development with lots of love and unity to reconcile our people,” she said. “We can only build Liberia through peace and music plays a major role.”Traditional leaders and local county officials of Bomi, Margibi, Bong, and Nimba were taught Endee’s new dance. They will now serve as ambassadors to spread the dance.Endee’s album contains 20 songs, which she said were prepared over the past 10 years and were mostly recorded in Nigeria, along with their corresponding music videos.The entrance fees for the official launch at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be the same amount paid by citizens who attended the launched from the various districts of Grand Bassa which is L$100 for admission.The program will feature several giveaways of the newly launched album, t-shirts, and other gifts.Additionally, PCK & L’Frankie, Davero, CIC, as well as Semah Weefur, the visually challenged boy who featured on a recording with with Nigerian musical icon Flavour N’abania, will be performing at the program, among other artists.Ambassador Endee said it is about time every Liberian thinks positively about their country and join hands with the government in bringing development to the country. She wants citizens to embrace one another and promote peace which, according to her, is a catalyst for economic development.Juli Endee has rallied Liberians to get behind the government of President George Manneh Weah, in furtherance of peace and economic development.The launch of her Prevenient Grace Album Tour started in Ganta, Nimba County, on Thursday, January 31, with momentum growing through subsequent activities in the provincial capitals of Bong, Margibi, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa and Bomi counties.A key feature of the nationwide tour is the passing of the “Peace Torch”, through all 15 counties, to promote peace and reconciliation.Endee will also use her platform to build awareness against sexual and gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs. The team will educate people on culture, creative arts and capacity building for youth empowerment.Meanwhile, the raffle draw tickets are on sale for the event, which will be followed by the official launching ceremony at Monrovia City Hall follow by the performances at ATS and a grand celebration at Miami Beach in Paynesville.“I therefore invite everyone to attend this unique program and pledge their support to lasting peace in the country for a better and developed nation,” she said.The schedule of events is as follows:Corporate Launch: Friday, March 8, 2019 Monrovia City Hall6:00 PMAdmission: By Invitation OnlyMass/General Album Launch: Sunday, March 10, 2019 Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS)2:00 PMAdmission: L$100Grand Celebration: Friday, March 15, 2019 Miami Beach, PaynesvilleAll DayAdmission: L$500Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why Platform as a Service PaaS Frameworks Are the Key to Better

first_imgAnyone not developing software as a service (SaaS) applications atop a platform as a service (PaaS) framework is producing an inferior product. Period.That’s the argument that Keas co-founder and former Google VP of product management Adam Bosworth made at the 5th annual GigaOm Structure Conference. According to GigaOm’s Derrick Harris, “Bosworth laid out the case for PaaS pretty clearly: It’s cheaper, it’s easier and Keas has a better product because of it.” While Bosworth said “his decision to build Keas on cloud application platform Heroku‘s PaaS offering saved the company hundreds of thousands in operational costs per year…the biggest benefit might be a better product because the company is able to focus on building the app rather than managing servers,” Harris writes.PaaS also allows companies to keep development teams small. “[Bosworth] subscribes to the theory that a smaller creative team will always be more productive than a larger team,” Harris writes, “but managing infrastructure naturally results in a larger team.” With infrastructure taken care of, development teams are able to work more effectively and focus on value add rather than the plumbing. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more