first_imgAs emotions run high over the release of the much anticipated results for the 2016 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), the Education Ministry has pronounced that the results should be disseminated within the next two weeks.Initially, parents, student and teachers were expecting the results last week or early this week, with even Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine relating that the Ministry was anticipating the results last Friday.However, according to Chief Education Officer (CEO) Olato Sam, the results will be made available at schools within the next two weeks. It however did not indicate specifically which day the results are expected.Since the beginning of June which marked a little over a month since the examinations were sat, over 14,500 Grade Six students from across Guyana were on the ‘look out’ for the results. These results are usually sent to the Ministry and distributed across schools a little over a month after the exams are written.This is usually the period between every year that students from across the country look forward for the release of their results from the NGSA which is written in the latter part of April.On April 27 and 28, Grade Six students from across Guyana set out to their respective schools with hopes running high as they sat the two-day examinations.The results of these exams would determine their entry into secondary schools across the country as the new school term begins in September.These students were tested on the four main curriculum subjects – Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and English.last_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Labor Congress (LLC) in a strongly-worded statement says the current legislation enacted by the Senate to alienate officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) including the governor, J. Mills Jones, deprives ordinary Liberians of the ability to exercise their political rights guaranteed under the Constitution.The LLC viewed the current situation at the Senate as “troubling and not healthy for our emerging democracy.”  A statement issued yesterday under the signature of LLC secretary general, J. Nyemah Natt, Sr., also said, its attention has been drawn to the ongoing saga between the National Legislature, the CBL Governor and other bank executives forcing them to resign three years before contesting any elected government post.“While the National Legislature may have a different understanding of the CBL Loan Program, we believe it is intended to stimulate growth in the economy by giving loans to ordinary Liberians who do not have the capacity to obtain them from financial and banking institutions that have high interest rates and collateral.Since the launch of the CBL loan scheme, the program has been providing self- employment to many Liberians; especially those in the informal sector of the labor market, thereby raising the living standard of poverty-stricken Liberians.Meanwhile, the LLC has called on the three branches of government to find a common ground to the current state of affairs in the country, and prioritizing the wellbeing of ‘underpaid workers.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Accelerated Vocational Training Program (AVTP) at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County last weekend graduated 258 persons who completed courses in eleven disciplines.Some of the disciplines are Automotive, Carpentry, Drafting, Masonry, Plumbing, Domestic Science and Electrical.The event marked the 15th postwar graduation ceremony of the AVTP at BWI.The AVTP was established when the government, during the administration of President William R. Tolbert, Jr., identified the need to build the manpower capacity of the nation’s growing youth population through technical and vocational education and training. Established in 1977 the AVTP was a solution to the inadequate institutions of higher learning to absorb the high number of high school graduates, especially in 1976, when over 14,000 students graduated from high schools across the country. The Charter allows the AVTP to be established at all government owned vocational high schools, including the ones at BWI and the Liberia-Swedish Vocational Training Center in Yekepa, Nimba County.Youth and Sports Deputy Minister for Administration, Dr. T. Nancy Freeman, gave the keynote address on the topic, “The Importance of Technical Vocational Education on Our Development Agenda.” Said Dr. Freeman, the progress and prosperity of most nations of the world are closely identified with economic development. This is because the economic competiveness of a country depends on the skills of its workforce, she said, adding, “The skills and competencies of the workforce, in turn, are dependent upon the quality of the country’s education and training systems.”Vocational education, she said, is therefore considered as one of the crucial elements in enhancing economic productivity.“Technical and vocational education are tools for national development. It is also a form of education in both science, applied science and humanity, all aimed at developing individuals with the right attitude to work and the competency necessary to compete in a global society,” Dr. Freeman told the graduates. As a result, she said government was making all efforts to ensure that technical and vocational education is encouraged and promoted among Liberian youth, noting, “It is a relevant tool for addressing economic, political, and social crises that threaten the political and economic stability of nations.”She observed that reducing unemployment, lack of skilled workers and dropout rates, and the changing demographic nature of the workforce have placed the issue of workforce education high on the educational reform agenda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgLANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies will conduct extra patrols next week and check parties for underage drinking to combat high school graduation-time traffic fatalities. Lancaster and Palmdale deputies will patrol the streets and keep an eye on parties to make sure they don’t get out of control after the graduations at local public high schools, which will begin May 31. “What we’ve done and continue to do is saturate the streets and make it as safe as we can. I do believe we save lives,” said David Vierra, superintendent of the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The district, in a joint news conference with deputies Wednesday, announced the ninth annual Safe and Sober Graduation program. “There’s a lot of revelry, a lot of partying going on. Unfortunately, alcohol plays a part in this,” said board President Tom Pigott, a former Lancaster sheriff’s station commander. “You have the combination of alcohol, lack of driving experience and the exuberance of youth. And you end up with tragedy.” Eight deputies will be at each of the graduations at the seven comprehensive high schools, and valleywide 16 additional deputies will be part of the increased enforcement. In addition, in Palmdale, eight Partners Against Crime deputies and one patrol car will enforce alcohol laws, monitor curfew violations and look for impaired drivers. “The message is not only not to drink and drive, but not to get in a car with anyone who’s been drinking,” said Capt. Carl Deeley, commander of the Lancaster station. Parents or others who deputies find have provided alcohol to teenagers will be cited, Deeley added. They also face liability if someone they served gets into an auto crash, he said. Lancaster High School graduating senior and valedictorian Scott Lee urged his fellow seniors to avoid alcohol during their graduation celebrations. “Our lives are just beginning. The time is now to become mature adults. Let’s make that the first choice – to exclude alcohol to prevent danger to yourself, peers and family,” Lee said. Vierra said every graduating senior will be given a yellow rubber wristband that carries the message “Don’t Drink and Drive.” More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate May 31 from Antelope Valley, Knight and Quartz Hill high schools, and June 1 from Highland, Lancaster, Littlerock and Palmdale high schools. It also was announced that Saturn of Antelope Valley will give away a 2007 Saturn Ion, outfitted with a sound system, to one graduating senior as part of a “Be Cool, Stay in School” campaign. The dealership also will provide a $2,000 scholarship to one student at each of the high schools, dealership President Lou Gonzales said. To qualify for the free car and the scholarships, students had to have a grade-point average of 2.6 or higher, good citizenship and a minimal number of absences, Gonzales said. Gonzales also pledged to dedicate $10,000 worth of advertising on the Safe and Sober campaign next year. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgIn November, we asked you to nominate a family that could use some extra help this holiday season.  Over 30 families were nominated.  It was a hard decision, but we picked a family we thought we could help.This family is really two families.  In order to protect their privacy, we will only share part of their story.  The families we helped consisted of three children each, and a mom and dad.  In November, the mom of one family passed away suddenly.  Due to the circumstances surrounding her death, her family couldn’t live at their home anymore.  They have moved into a home with the other family.- Advertisement -They now share a three bedroom home with a total of 9 people living there.  Three people were sleeping on couches because they didn’t have enough beds.  The family is struggling with paying the bills and were unsure how they could afford Christmas this year.So just before Christmas, Moose FM and our elves broken into their house…okay we didn’t really break in, we sent the family for dinner and a tour of Christmas lights, so we could take over their home.During that time, we set the family up with almost $10,000 in surprises including:New Living-room set from City FurnitureThree Beds from City FurnitureA new dinning room table that fits 9 peopleGift cards to Safeway, Walmart, Winners and Marc JosephGift cards from Olio’s Pizza, the NP Leisure Pool, Hollywood Video and the Aurora Cinema CentreWe also have a weekend trip to West Edmonton Mall for the family with hotels and mall attraction passes.Beautiful centre piece from the Flower Hut and treats from Sweet and Savory ArrangementsPlus there are lots of toys, more food and clothes for the kids.Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen:Advertisement The Fort St. John Co-op and their staffFraction Energy ServicesMyers Norris Penny – MNPCheers PubLouisiana PacificLux LimousineDriving ForceEaglevision Video ProductionsThank you to everyone who helped pull this off.  Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.last_img read more

first_imgSpeaking to Capital Sport after his side’s win over Dagoretti at the Kisumu Polytechnic, head coach Rodgers Wekesa has disclosed that his decision to reduce the intake of light meals has been the secret to their success.“In 2017, we were at the nationals in Under-20 and we were beaten 13-0 by Kakamega High School after playing a very good first half. Last year, a team from our region also came and despite tying 1-1 at half time with Olblosat, they ended up losing 6-1,” Wekesa narrates.“We went back as North Eastern and asked ourselves what the problem was. In this region we have a lot of football talent. You can see the footwork is there, the passes are there, but we lack one thing; endurance. We can play a brilliant first half but when we come in the second half, we don’t have strength,” further stated the coach.The Boys Town players are now no longer easy pushovers as a simple diet change has made them stronger and hungrierHe says; “We tried a very simple thing which might look silly, but we have seen how it has transformed our team. We changed our diet. You know in our region we are used to eating a lot of rice and anjera, but now we have started eating more of ugali and fish. It has become so popular that if you put rice on the table, the boys will refuse and ask for ugali.”He says, looking at the players after the simple diet change, the difference is massive. This was visible against Dagoretti as they scored two second half goals to win 2-0 and defended with a lot of vigor to progress to their first ever Copa semi final.The tactician as also said good preparations have seen the team do well. They have not dropped a single game since the zonal competitions and also won the Lenana High School invitational tournament before coming to the nationals.Strong in the air! Boys Town players are no longer easy pushovers“We train very well and we start from very early in the morning before the students go to class. In the evenings we play a lot of friendly games. We have very many FKF registered teams in the region and before coming here, we made sure we played all of them and I lost only once,” the tactician further states.He has now warned anyone not to underrate them as they have the aim of going all the way to the final and clinching the title for the very first time in their history.“Previously, people looked at teams from North Eastern as ones who come in to donate points. Now, we have come with a slogan that we mean business. We take each match at a time and I want us to go all the way to the final and take this Cup to Garissa,” he addedBoys Town will face off with Western Region’s Koyonzo in Friday’s semi-final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Boys Town (red) taking on Dagoretti High School during the Copa Coca-Cola tournament in KisumuKISUMU, Kenya, Aug 1 – The decision to do away with ‘light meals’ anjera and rice from their menu to more ‘hardened’ food like ugali has been the secret to a team from North Eastern region going all the way to the semi-finals of the national school games.Boys Town from Garissa progressed to the semi-finals of the Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 championship with a 100pc record and their victory over pre-tournament favorites Dagoretti High School from Nairobi on Thursday perhaps turned more heads to just how tough the team is.last_img read more

first_imgLuna has been missing since Monday night from Elmwood Downs in the Letterkenny area. Luna is a small, dark tortoiseshell cat with a beige mark on her chest.Her right paw on the front is lighter than the other paws. Luna has a grey reflective collar with a bell on it and she is chipped.She is also quite timid and won’t go to anyone she doesn’t know.If you have seen Luna please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Naomi on 0838315956.Can you help us get Luna home? was last modified: April 1st, 2017 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:found catletterkennymissing catlast_img read more

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SHERMAN OAKS – Forensic experts went to the Sherman Oaks home where a woman was beaten and stabbed to death 22 years ago to test a claim made by her son, who was convicted of the murder. State attorneys joined in the four-hour examination of the home where Dorka Lisker was attacked in 1983. Her son, Bruce Lisker, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 and is serving a life sentence. Attorneys for Lisker, 40, will argue at a federal court hearing in December that he was unjustly convicted and the case should be re-examined. The day of the killing, Lisker told police he returned home to find his mother near death. Lisker said he looked through a window at the back of the house and saw her lying on the floor after she was attacked by an unknown intruder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week At his trial, the prosecutor told jurors that Lisker was lying and could not have seen his mother from the window because a dining room table and stone planter blocked the view. But after visiting the home in March, retired prosecutor Phillip H. Rabichow said that argument might have been wrong. The family that now owns the home permitted crime scene experts for both the defense and the prosecution to examine the home Saturday and make measurements. “There’s no doubt that he could have seen his mother, even from where the prosecution says she laid,” said William Genego, an attorney for Lisker who was present. Deputy Attorney General John Yang, who is defending Lisker’s conviction, declined comment. last_img read more

first_imgA girl (14) has been left in serious condition after a car deliberately drove into a group of children in Glasgow yesterday afternoon. The BBC reports that the incident occurred at Stravanan Road at 3:30pm yesterday as the teenagers, aged between 12 and 14, were standing on a pavement outside shops in Castlemilk.A man driving a silver Vauxhall Astra struck the children, hitting five of them. He then drove off towards Birgidale Road. Police say that there was another man in the car along with the driver. The other children; three girls aged 12, 13 and 14, and one boy aged 12, were treated for minor injuries.The incident is being treated as attempted murder, with the BBC reporting that there is no suggestion that the act was terrorism-related.Detective Inspector Peter Sharp says that officers “are following a number of lines of enquiry.”Investigations are ongoing. Girl injured after car deliberately drives into group of children in Glasgow was last modified: March 25th, 2018 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:attempted murdercarchildrenGlasgowlast_img read more

first_imgSome of the possible MH370 debris in French satellite images New satellite images showing 122 objects, some 23m long, will give the international team scouring the southern Indian Ocean for MH370 new intelligence to refine the vast search area 2500km south-west of Perth. The image taken on March 23 by the French was provided to the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency.Some are bright, possibly indicating solid material such as part of a wing. Acting Malaysian Minister of Transportation Hishammuddin Bin Hussein said that “this is another new lead that will help direct the search operation.”The new image is the fourth positive sighting from satellites and shows debris located 2557km southwest of Perth between the original Australian image taken on March 16 and that take by the Chinese on March 18.Shot through broken cloud, the images shows debris spread over a very wide area of 400sq km according to the acting Malaysian Transport Minister.Some of the pieces are very large such as 22.5m by 6m, 11m by 4m and 23m by 10m in size.The large pieces are likely to be wing or tail sections. Smaller item are more likely to be from the cabin of the 777.Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is expected to send out planes to new coordinates to get verification.HMAS Supply and the Chinese ice breaker Xue Long are in the area searching for debris and are expected to be redirected to the new co-ordinates.The three Chinese warships the Kunlunshan, the Haikou and the Qiandaohu have also arrived in the search area.MH370 Tribute Pagelast_img read more