first_imgEducation Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineEducation CoI The Education Ministry will begin a series of public consultations commencing this Friday, as it gears itself for the start of the much-anticipated Commission of Inquiry into the education sector.According to a public announcement in the local dailies, members of the public have been invited to participate in public consultations between the Education Ministry and teachers, parents, school Boards and unions. This event will take place on April 22 at the St Stanislaus College at 16:00h. On April 29, the Ministry will meet with the business sector in the auditorium of the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) and members of the public on May 4 at the St Stanislaus College.In its effort to review the Education Sector Strategic Plan, the Ministry said it would be conducting the CoI.The Inquiry is intended to provide evidential bases for the revision, upgrading and extension of the Plan.The Ministry has, therefore, extended an invitation to the public to submit memoranda on their perceptions of the state of the system, inclusive of factual illustrations where possible, and recommendations for the enhancement of the system.Memoranda, it said, should be submitted to the CoI Secretariat no later than May 14.Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said the CoI was essential since it would analyse the problems encountered within the school system. This, he said, will also allow the Ministry to use the information obtained through consultations with parents, students and teachers to formulate plans to deal with the problems.According to him, the Ministry has had a number of ideas to reform the sector, but they could not be implemented until data has shown what each region/school recommends to further build and enhance the manner in which education is delivered to students across Guyana.  Additionally, the Minister disclosed that an audit had commenced since the beginning of his appointment.This audit had revealed a number of physical and administrative “glitches” within the system.In October of 2015, Dr Roopnaraine had stated that there had been a delay in the commencement of the Inquiry since the Ministry was still in the process of appointing persons to head the probe.He had intended to have nine persons be Commissioners, but at that time there had only been five confirmed persons, and he was in the course of contacting and confirming four other persons.However, these four persons were never confirmed and as such, the setting up of the CoI lagged.Persons who are desirous of supplementing their memoranda with oral presentations to the Commission may indicate in their submission the desire to do so.Additionally, persons who are desirous of making oral submissions without submitting memoranda may also write to the Commission, no later than April 30, 2016, expressing the desire to do so.last_img read more

first_imgThe Amerindian Community of Wakapou, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Friday last held its Heritage Day festivities as celebrations of Indigenous Heritage Month came to an end.Guyana Times visited the community known as “St Lucia’s Mission”, an island in the Wakapou community, which houses the Village Council building, a nursery, primary and secondary school, two shops and a health centre.Toshao of the village, Howard Cornelius, used the opportunity to relate that the community needs urgent help and is calling on Government to pay more attention to Amerindian communities.Additionally, he said most of the young people in the community are migrating due to the lack of jobs. He added that the school dropout rate in the village is also high. According to the Toshao, the community’s doctor lives about six miles away from the health centre and has to travel every day, while the newly built doctor’s quarters is yet to be furnished.With a population of over 2500 residents, the Toshao is of the view that the community needs better medical services to its residents, who in most cases have to travel to the Essequibo Coast to get medical attention.One of the most important needs in the community presently is transportation and he is appealing to Government to provide outboard engines which will assist in transportation in and out of the community.Residents during the festivities were treated to a rich cultural presentation with Indigenous songs, poems, dances and music, which was followed by games and other activities.last_img read more

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Humboldt Broncos will travel to Peace River this September to play a pair of preseason games.Peace River is the hometown of Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, who was one of 16 members of the team that were tragically killed in a bus crash on April 6th. Haugan started his coaching career in Peace River where he spent 12 years coaching the North Peace Navigators in the NWJHL.The Broncos will play exhibition games against two of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s teams: the Grand Prairie Storm and Whitecourt Wolverines. Game One is against Whitecourt on September 1st at 7:30 p.m., while Game Two against Grand Prairie is September 2nd at 3:00 p.m. These will be the first games the Broncos have played since April. All games will be played at the Baytex Energy Centre.- Advertisement -The North Peace Navigators will also host a special memorial event to honour the life contributions of Haugan on September 22nd during their home opener.More details regarding the games as well as the memorial event will be released closer to the dates.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Voices is a choir which draws members from all over Donegal – from Dunfanaghy to Bundoran, and everywhere in between! Under the baton of Mountcharles based Andrew Batchelor, 45 willing singers gather in Donegal Town each Saturday to work through the finer details of some wonderful choral music which they will bring to Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in Letterkenny on Friday 30th September at 8.30pm and St Anne’s Church Ballyshannon on Friday 7th October at 8pm.The works to be performed are the much loved and well known Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and JS Bach’s Magnificat. These pieces are a challenge to sing, requiring dedication and hard work, but the choir have pulled out all the stops and with soloists coming from within the membership, they will certainly showcase the talent we have in Donegal.Admission to each event is by donation or retiring collection.Donegal Voices to perform renditions of much loved works by Vivaldi and Bach was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:andrew batchelorBallyshannonchoirDonegal Towndonegal voicesletterkennymasslast_img read more

first_imgFinn Harps make the long trip south this weekend, for a Saturday afternoon kick-off at the RSC against Waterford United (kick-off 2.30pm).The RSC has proved to be a difficult venue for Harps down through the years, and they haven’t recorded a victory at the venue since a 4-3 win in August 2001, some eleven games ago.After beating Mervue United three weeks ago, Harps have now lost two on the trot in the league against Athlone Town and Wexford Youths. “I thought we played well, particularly second half,” said Harps Director of Football Felix Healy after the 1-0 home defeat to Wexford last weekend, “but the defending for their goal was extremely poor and rightly punished.”Harps quickly put that defeat behind them and followed it up with a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Mayo League in the EA Sports Cup at the start of the week.“Monday night gave us the opportunity to give one or two who haven’t been involved to get a run out,” said Healy.“17 year-old Shane McGinty was also given his first team debut and it was quite an impressive debut. He, like one or two others from the under 19’s, will have more involvement with the first team once their season ends shortly.” Although Harps have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their four league games to date, Healy is also worried about the fact that his team are not putting away any of the numerous chances that they are creating.“A disappointing aspect again on Monday night was our inability to convert the chances created,” he said. “Indeed one or two misses were amongst some of the worst I’ve ever witnessed. We should have scored several goals in the past fortnight; at Athlone, Wexford and Mayo.”On Saturday, Harps will look to halt their recent losing streak in the league. “Waterford suffered a heavy defeat in the league cup earlier this week and I have no doubt that they will be hoping to erase memories of that loss as soon as they possibly can,” said Healy ahead of the longest away trip of the season for Harps.“Conceding 6 goals is never nice for any team but they recovered from a similar setback at Wexford in the opening match of the season to overcome Limerick and they’ll be going all out for a similar response against Harps.”Healy is hoping that with a bit of consistency, Harps’ fortunes will soon turn. He certainly feels the team is better than recent results have shown. “Our quality with the ball has been, at times, first class. (Thomas) McBride has tremendous ability, which allied with (Shaun) McGowan’s power and mobility should make for a very interesting pairing in the centre of midfield.“Defensively, as a unit we could be better; however, some people have under-performed in their respective roles. It’s criminal that we only have 3 points after our first 4 league games, due to individual mistakes at the back.”Harps will again plan without the injured Keith Cowan, while Stephen O’Donnell remains a doubt. “At this moment in time, we still await news of a scan Stephen O’Donnell had in Dublin on Monday. Whether he will travel to Waterford is in doubt but we remain hopeful.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Stephen O’Donnell (medial ligament)Injured: Keith Cowan (double hairline fracture ankle).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-L-W-L-L (3 pts)Waterford United: W-L-L-W-W-L (9 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games against Waterford United23/11/2007 – Waterford United 3-3 Finn Harps (Promotion/Relegation Play-Off)28/07/2009 – Waterford United 4-0 Finn Harps (First Division)23/04/2010 – Waterford United 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)09/10/2010 – Waterford United 3-1 Finn Harps (First Division)25/03/2011 – Waterford United 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)09/09/2011 – Waterford United 0-0 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2012Kevin McHugh – 3 (1 in League Cup)Adam Clarke – 2Thomas McMonagle – 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2012 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)26/03/2012 – (LC) Finn Harps 2-0 Mayo League (Mayo o.g., McHugh)24/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths16/03/2012 – (FD) Athlone Town 2-0 Finn Harps10/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 4-3 Mervue United (Clarke, McHugh 2, McMonagle)02/03/2012 – (FD) Limerick 2-1 Finn Harps (Clarke)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HARPS HEAD SOUTH IN SEARCH OF VITAL POINTS was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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:finn harpsWATERFORD UNITEDlast_img read more

first_imgMICHAEL MCBRIDE FROM CARRIGART IN ACTION FOR DONEGAL BOSTONDonegal Jr B V Armagh Notre Dame July 22nd 2012Donegal Jr Bs came away victorious under a blistering Sunday afternoon in Canton Massachussetts.Donegal had the upper hand for most of the game and the Armagh back line struggled in vain to keep Michael Kelly and Pauric Mc Laughlin at bay. Donegal opened the scoring with points from  Doherty and Mc Laughlin and a goal from Kelly. A clash between Armaghs Jordan Aragones  and Buncranna man Mc Laughlin left Pauric on the side line temporarily as his injury was assessed. Armagh shot back with 2 points but to Donegals relief Mc Laughlin announced his return to the field with a goal and a point! Another chance at goal came as a well-played ball from Michael Mc Bride passed up the field to Michael Kelly narrowly missing the Armagh net.Armagh were awarded a penalty with minutes to go in the first half and got a result. The score going in at half time was 2-10 to 1-03 in Donegals favor.The second half saw Donegal extend the lead with a goal from Paul Boyce and points from Derek Nolan and Mc Laughlin. Armagh were far behind midway through the second half until two goals, in quick succesion and two points from the Orchard County bridged the gap. However there was not enough time for the Armagh men to even the score and Donegal came away with the points.  Final Score: Donegal Jr B 3-17 Armagh Notre Dame 3-06 Man of the Match : Pauric Mc Laughlin, Buncranna Donegal: B. Monagle, S. Sweeney, P. Doherty, M Mc Bride, N. Doherty (3), D. Harkin, B. Kelly, D. Nolan(5), P. Boyce (1-01), J, Byrne, P. Mc Laughlin (1-05), B. Halpin, M. Kelly (1-03)Subs: J. Friel, R. Shovlin, M. Byrne, J. Deery, G. O`KaneArmagh: D. Mc Govern, S. Mc Kenna, J. Aragones, C. Mc Garrity, B. Mc Grath, A. O Connor, A. Gunn, S. Kelly, G. Hall, D. Magill, M Tiffy, C. Bradley, D. Fields GAA: DONEGAL BOSTON CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: DONEGAL BOSTON CLUB NEWSlast_img

first_imgCarndonagh GAA Club News: We have just started our Sports Hall this week and our committee have launched a Development Draw. I was hoping that maybe you could do a small article with the following information and attached picture.With work having started on the Sports Hall this week, Carndonagh GAA Club have launched their Development Draw and they will very much appreciate your continued support to provide this excellent facility for the club and the community. Michael Doherty from the Sports Hall Fundraising Committee said ”Clg Carndonagh are delighted to be in a position to build a fully accessible indoor Sports Hall with a hurling wall and a handball wall. The Sports Hall will be used by over 600 people each week regardless of weather conditions, fully inclusive of people with a disability and the elderly and it will be a major asset to be enjoyed by the whole community. We have been setting aside money for the development for some time but a serious fundraising drive began in 2014 and we have climbed mountains, run 5Ks, bag packed and hosted successful Mr & Mrs and Jigs & Reels shows to raise funds.We wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great support of the community in assisting us with our fundraising efforts and to thank the hard working fundraising committee for their work”.Carndonagh GAA club launch development draw for new Sports Hall was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CarndonaghGAASportlast_img read more

first_img Is this the Manchester United side to face Juventus in the Champions League? Manchester United stars Juan Mata and Anthony Martial in action agains Juventus. 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury changes Most Popular Premier League Stories How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings TOP WORK Manchester United head to Juventus hoping to secure a vital Champions League win to aid their hopes of qualification to the knockout stages.The Red Devils lost 1-0 to the Italian side in their last contest in the competition with Paulo Dybala’s strike doing the damage. gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update huge blow latest Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops SORRY predicted Once again though, manager Jose Mourinho is without first-choice striker Romelu Lukaku through an injury which was picked up prior to their win over Bournemouth.Elsewhere, summer signing Diogo Dalot remains absent with injury and Marcos Rojo hasn’t travelled either but Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia are back in contention having travelled to Turin.So how could they line up over in Turin? Check out the talkSPORT.com prediction below… Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed last_img read more

first_imgSUNK! The jeep was filling with waterTHE tide was coming in thick and fast.And with every second that passed, more water poured into an expensive jeep as it remained sunk in the sands at Ballyheirnan Beach, Fanad.The owner had reversed his vehicle into the water, with a Jetski on the trailer. But the unforgiving sands gave way – and the owner began to get that sinking feeling.To the rescue came the kind-hearted owner of a transit van who reversed into position – and promptly became stuck too.Tractors were sent for and calls were made.However local people arrived and managed to attach a rope to the jeep and pull it ashore, water flowing back out of the vehicle from the rear doors. Job done, attention turned to the van.And ironically the jeep came to the rescue, tying a rope to the van and towing it towards drier, safer sands.Just another day at the beach!STUCK! THE VAN WHICH WENT TO THE RESCUE GETS SUCKED INTO THE SANDSHOT! LOCALS HELPED AND HELPED…. PANIC OVER:  RELIEF FOR MOTORIST AS €30,000 JEEP RESCUED FROM RISING TIDES ON BEACH was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:000 JEEP RESCUED FROM BEACHBallyheirnan beachFanadRELIEF FOR MOTORIST AS €30last_img read more

first_imgKiggundu joined Express FC from SC Villa last year. (PHOTOS/EXPRESS FC)WANKULUKUKU – Express FC have confirmed the departure of three first team players as they start efforts to freshen up their squad.The players in question are defender Arthur Kiggundu, midfielder Badru Nsubuga and forward Mubaraka Nsubuga.The trio is understood to have opted out after negotiations over new contracts failed to materialize.“The three players and their representatives have failed to consent with the contract extension offers provided to them by the club, read a statement on the official Express FC website.“The club has decided to let them to ply their trade elsewhere.Kiggundu joined the Red Eagles last year from arch-rivals SC Villa and has been a main stay ever since George Ssemwogerere took over from Kefa Kisala as head coach, at the start of the year.He has played on the left side of a three man defence alongside John Revita and Shafick Kakeeto.For the two Nsubugas, they both graduated from Wembley FC, one of Express’s feeder lower division sides.Badru joined the Wankulukuk based side at the start of last season while Mubaraka has been there since 2017.Mubaraka has been a Red Eagle for two years.All this comes just days after Express FC chairperson Kiryowa Kiwanuka came out and announced that there were changes expected in the team and also confirmed that head coach George Ssemwogerere was to stay as the team’s number one tactician.Reliable sources from Wankulukuku indicate that the three players who have left are just a begining of a massive clear-out as the Red Eagles bid to dispose of, dead wood.The likes of Tony Odur, Mathaius Muwanga and Ibrahim Kayiwa are expected to leave before the start of next season.Express finished the 2018/19 season in 10th position having gathered 40 points from 30 games. They exited the Uganda Cup in the semifinals, falling to Bright Stars in penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw.Comments Tags: Arthur KiggunduBadru NsubugaExpress FCGeorge SsemwogerereKiryowa KiwanukaMubaraka Nsubugatoplast_img read more