Stop lying to teachers

first_imgDear Editor,Full credit must go to the teachers and their union for finally standing up to this oppressive Granger regime.  At one time I was concerned that they would have succumbed to the historical attitude of subservience, as practised by former GTU leaders like the late Jean Persico, who placed their PNC party card above their union membership. But this new crop of GTU leaders, like Mr Mark Lyte, has proved me wrong, because all I am seeing is a deep interest in progressing the teachers’ welfare, and not politics.  For such an effort, they deserve our full support.What I am hearing from Mr Lyte is most refreshing, because he has made it clear that he “does not want confrontation”, he “wants collaboration and partnership with the Government”; he “does not want to clash with the Government”, he “wants cash for his teachers”.  These are profound statements in support of the teachers, most of whom are working for starvation wages.So to now hear President Granger reject the report of his High Level Task Force is most concerning, because it exposes an attitude of gross deception and subterfuge on the part of the PNC leaders.  Is this the normal DNA of PNC, where they make a million promises to the people at elections time, only to break every one of them and then present a bunch of pathetic excuses for their underperformance?Let us juggle Mr Granger’s memory. On November 2, 2017, his Government appointed this Task Force, stacked with mostly PNC sympathisers and appointees to guide the discussion around salaries and non-salaried benefits for teachers. The first meeting of the Task Force was chaired by the Minister of Education, Ms Nicolette Henry, who then give them the charge under the leadership of Mrs Genevieve Whyte-Nedd, retired Deputy Chief Education Officer, to comb the budget and other documents to come up with an affordable package.The Chairperson of any committee is very important, and Ms Whyte-Nedd is no friend of the PPP.  Actually, she fought a well-fought battle with the PPP to be promoted with the full support of the PNC back in 2009.  In its official statement, the PNC stated that Ms. Whyte-Nedd is a “highly professional and competent public servant capable of exercising independent judgment…..”So let us be clear, Ms. Whyte-Nedd has the full support of the PNC.Other members of the Task Force were: Mr Marcel Hutson, Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education (a PNC appointee); the most senior executive in the Ministry of Education, the Permanent Secretary (a PNC appointee); the Human Resource Manager of the Ministry of Education, Ms Jacqueline Simon; the most senior Legal Officer in the Ministry of Education, Ms Kelly-Ann Hercules; Mr Granger’s personal Political Advisor, Mr Frederick Mc Wilfred (a PNC appointee); the Senior Personnel Officer, Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Public Service, Ms Gail Williams; the most senior executive in the Ministry of Finance, Dr Hector Butts (a PNC appointee); the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communities, Mr Emil Mc Garrell, who is a product of the Ministry of Finance; Mr Mark Lyte, President, GTU; Ms Coretta Mc Donald, General Secretary, GTU; Ms Samantha Alleyne, Treasurer, GTU; and Mr. Lancelot Baptiste, GTU.If one looks at this team, one cannot find a single person sympathetic to the PPP’s cause in it, and thus one expects full support from this team for the PNC-led Government.  So when they published their report, the administration was very happy; so happy that, upon receiving the Report in April 2018, the Minister of Education, Ms Henry, expressed her pleasure with the outcome at a simple handing over ceremony where the PNC appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Vibert Welch, submitted the report to her.So to now hear President Granger express that the report is deficient exposes how disingenuous and dishonest this PNC-led Government really is when it comes to its treatment of the ordinary people.I implore Mr Granger to listen to the words issued by Ms Amna Ally, former opposition spokesperson on education, who said in 2009 in defence of an education issue then, “Let us bring this issue to an end and reassure the professionals in the system that there is still space for them to act as guardians of the country’s education system”.  What was good for the goose when Ms Ally was in the opposition is also good for the gander now that she and her PNC colleagues have the power to make right by the education professionals in the system.In this internet age, Mr Granger cannot try a Burnham and fool the people. I have looked at the 2018 Budget Estimates and I have found at least 10 areas where funds are stacked for pageantry purposes in subservience to the Executive. These can easily be diverted to pay the teacher 15 percent in year 1 and 5 percent in years 2 and 3, which I know the GTU would accept willingly.  So stop lying to the teachers, because G$43 per day more cannot work.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

UG removes vehicle wheel-lock sign

first_imgOnce again, the administration of the University of Guyana (UG) has reportedly made another decision without notifying the students of the institution, by removing the wheel-clamp signs that were erected a few days before the commencement of final exams for the current academic year.The students of the Turkeyen Campus were flabbergasted when they noticed that the signs were removed.This, they related, was as a result of many visitors voicing their objections to the decision by the University to implement wheel clamping and limit the areas that were allotted for parking.A student, who requested to remain anonymous, related that those who utilised the parking spaces were unaware as to whether or not the wheel-clamping and other attached fees for the removal of the vehicle clamps were still in effect.“I just saw this morning (Tuesday) that the signs were removed just like that. We weren’t given any notice or anything, but I believe a lot of us had objected to it, since it was affecting many persons.”According to the students, they are confused as to whether or not the wheel-clamp rule has been revoked and if they are allowed to park in the spaces where barricades were placed.“The signs have been removed, but I’m not sure if I can park there again because I don’t know if they will clamp my car, so the only thing to do now is to come early to get a space before everybody does,” a student said.Several of them also related that the student population has outnumbered the facilities that were initially allocated for parking and as such, an even smaller space made it even more difficult to acquire a parking spot. The students claimed that it was a premeditated plan that was devised by the administration to have them cramped into the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT) parking lot which cannot facilitate even a fraction of the vehicles during peak period.Apart from this decision, the main concern centred on the vehicle clamping system, which was introduced by the administration. Guyana Times was also told that this decision was a unilateral one and the student body was not informed about these changes.If vehicles are clamped, students will be required to pay $3000 for the clamp to be removed and an additional $1000 for every day that the vehicle is clamped.This is one of the many decisions which were made without an opinion from the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS). Earlier this year, the administration made a unilateral decision to hike the administrative fees, which the UGSS condemned.Students of the institution are calling for some clarity on the plans which are being discussed by the UG administration, since they are the ones mainly affected by these changes.They also noted that being a part of the University meant that they too should voice their opinions and be notified before decisions were implemented.last_img read more

Photos from Day two of High on Ice 2011

first_imgHere are several photos from day two of the High on Ice carnival in Fort St. John.  We will post more pictures on Sunday once the amateur and professional carvers are done.Only a couple of events have been cancelled, for a full list of all the events taking place with High on Ice in 2011, visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/fortstjohn/highoniceIf you have any photos you’d like to share, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com – Advertisement –last_img

Wanyama’s rocket voted goal of the season

first_img0Shares0000Victor Wanyama’s rocket of a goal against Liverpool on February 4 at Anfield has been voted goal of the season. PHOTO/SpursOfficialNAIROBI, Kenya, May 13- The official Tottenham Hotspur supporters’ club members have voted Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama’s rocket of a goal against Liverpool on February 4 at Anfield as the club’s goal of the season.In that match, Wanyama came off the bench with Spurs trailing Liverpool by a goal scored by Mo Salah in the third minute, but the Stars skipper rocketed a shot from 20 yards out to tie the scores at 1-1. Liverpool went again through Salah, but Spurs drew level with a late Harry Kane penalty. Wanyama’s goal also earned him the February goal of the month award from the English Premier League.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama vies for the ball with Leicester City’s Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho during a league match at the Wembley Stadium on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/SpursOfficial“That was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored. I just reacted before the Liverpool players. I thought I’d just let it go because the ball was bouncing and I didn’t want to think too much. And I just let it fly,” Wanyama said after receiving the award.The midfield enforcer has had a season of mixed fortunes with Spurs having missed almost four months of action after picking up a serious knee injury last August.Spurs wound up their season coming from 3-1 down to beat Leicester City 5-4 in a thrilling match at Wembley.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Latino congress to meet, set goals

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In fact, a number of groups favoring tighter controls on illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America count Latino residents among their members. Joe Turner, founder of Save Our State, a group that has been picketing against undocumented workers at day labor sites around the region, said measures like the Latino congress help to strengthen groups like his. “Any call for amnesty this \ supports is only going to create a backlash,” he said. Hosted by more than half a dozen immigrant rights advocacy groups including the League of United Latin American Cities and the Southwestern Voter Registration Education Project, the four-day conference from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10 will set a long-term “Latino agenda” and action plan to improve the lives of immigrants. But observers say organizers need to be careful not to further divide Americans on the red-hot issue of immigration. Inspired by the millions of immigrants who took to the streets to protest legislation against illegal immigrants, Latino advocacy groups and politicians have called for a national Latino congress to keep the issue under the political spotlight. Organizers are inviting leaders from across the political spectrum to Los Angeles – the country’s Latino epicenter – to draft an agenda to strengthen immigrant rights, health care and education. “These mobilizations have shown that the immigrant community and the Latino community have political potential in impacting public policy,” said Angela Sanbrano, president of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities. “But we cannot assume that we are unified.” “While you want to mobilize, you don’t want to create a countermobilization, and that is very difficult not to do,” said Fernando Guerra, director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. Still, he called the congress, modeled after similar ethnic and civil rights conventions held during the 1970s, a turning point in Latino politics. “Latinos have done a tremendous job in electoral politics, but I think you are in 2006 seeing a watershed moment for non-electoral political organizing in the United States.” Organizers are inviting elected Latino officials – now about 5,000 – from government, chambers of commerce as well as from the National Council of La Raza. Its success and impact will depend, in part, on what politicians participate. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been invited, but his office would did not return calls to say whether he planned to attend. Organizers aim to have the country’s largest gathering of Latino power assembled. “We are inviting the whole family,” joked Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute, a non-profit Latino voter research group. “\ control cities, we have people in the Senate and we are going to only get more prominent, but on the other hand, \ are not giving the policy benefits to the community we should.” Latinos have achieved political clout in Los Angeles, but they have less access to health care and are poorer than the general population. Nearly half of Latino students drop out of high school. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want 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

Man charged with alleged assault of woman is given bail

first_imgA man charged with the alleged assault of a woman has been given bail until a file on the matter is prepared by the Director of Public Prosecutions.Reece Daniels, with a previous address at Milford, appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The court was told that the original complainant in the case had now withdrawn her complaint.Daniels had been in custody following an alleged assault on the woman.Gardai agreed to bail on a number of strict conditions.The court was told that Daniels will now be residing at a different address in Milford.He was also ordered by Judge Paul Kelly not to have any contact with the alleged injured party and to sign on three times a week at Letterkenny Garda station.The case has been adjourned for directions from the DPP in the matter.Man charged with alleged assault of woman is given bail was last modified: October 13th, 2017 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:alleged assaultcourtdonegalMilfordReece Danielslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 6, 9, 11 and 17. There were two winners of match 3. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,250 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Ladies B team. Next week sellers on the 17th of November are Mairead Gallagher’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Michelle McBrearty, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,350 on 51 calls.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 5th, 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Christian Eriksen the hero yet again for Denmark as Spurs star downs Wales

first_img predicted 4 Gareth Bale failed to inspire his Wales teammates whilst wearing the captain’s armband for the first time Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Hennessey held Yussuf Poulsen’s header under his crossbar and Martin Braithwaite prodded wide.The game was put beyond Wales after 63 minutes when Ethan Ampadu was harshly adjudged to have handled Viktor Fischer’s cross.Ampadu could hardly get out of the way of the ball as he was standing only a few yards awayfrom Fischer, but Eriksen showed no compassion as he beat Hennessey with ease. Most read football stories impact scrap possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade latest Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade It was a result which brought Ryan Giggs’ side down to earth after they had opened their Nations League campaign with a pulsating 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland.Gareth Bale captained Wales for the first time with veteran defender Ashley Williams rested after the Republic win on Thursday.But Bale largely had a game to forget as Eriksen won the battle of the two superstars hands-down.Giggs’ tinkering after such a quick turnaround came in defence. James Chester replaced Williams and Chris Gunter was back to win his 89th cap as Connor Roberts was pushed forward and David Brooks omitted. REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen gets stuck in in Aarhaus highlights Wales were dictating the tempo of the contest, but there was a moment of real concern when Simon Kjaer flicked on Henrik Dalsgaard’s long throw and Chester had to clear at the far post with Mathias Jorgensen lurking.Delaney sent a volley whistling wide moments later as Denmark showed signs of stirring.But Bale went close with an angled drive after Ramsey won possession in midfield and the Real Madrid forward was left one-on-one with Kjaer.Wales were to pay the price of leaving Denmark dangerman Eriksen unattended after 32 minutes. Latest fOOTBALL NEWS The Danish public were relieved to see their senior squad out in force again after the players’ image rights row which had embarrassed them during the last week.Denmark had fielded lower-league and futsal players in their 3-0 friendly defeat to Slovakia on Wednesday, but this was a completely different examination for Wales.It had not been a smooth build-up for Wales either as a technical fault with their plane had delayed their arrival in Aarhus until the early hours of Sunday morning.The opening quarter was a sparring exercise with Aaron Ramsey and Thomas Delaney firing over from range, and Kasper Schmeichel gathering at the second attempt under pressure from Roberts. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Eriksen controlled Dalsgaard’s cross and his low right-foot effort beat Hennessey to go in off the far post.Hennessey prevented Denmark from doubling their lead four minutes later with a brilliant one-handed stop from Pione Sisto’s ferocious half-volley.Wales almost profited from some pinball in the Denmark penalty area at the start of the second half, but Ramsey saw his effort blocked and Bale drove a free-kick into the chest of Kjaer.But the exertions of their Republic win appeared to be catching up with them as Denmark took command. 4 silverware Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 Christian Eriksen inspired Denmark to a 2-0 UEFA Nations League victory over Wales in Aarhaus.The Tottenham Hotspur man continued his brilliant international goalscoring form by scoring in each half  to make it 15 goals in his last 18 appearances for Denmark. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings MONEY Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Eriksen celebrates with his Denmark teammates after opening the scoring 4 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal tense Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel celebrates with Christian Eriksen Bale saw a late deflected effort tipped away by Schmeichel and Ramsey sent a tame header straight at the Leicester goalkeeper.Eriksen almost completed his hat-trick in stoppage time with a 25-yard free-kick as Denmark saw the game out comfortably to move top of Nations League B Group Four.last_img read more

County Farm Bureaus Team Up to Support Flying Horse Farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Morrow, Delaware and Richland County Farm Bureaus are collaborating to host the Second Annual Flying Horse Farms – Grow it. Know it. Give it. The event treats guests to chef prepared, locally sourced dinner at the camp. All proceeds help further the mission of Flying Horse Farms and provide operating expenses for the children’s vegetable garden.“This camp provides experiences to children with serious illnesses,” said Andrea Bayles, Morrow County Farm Bureau Board member. “Farm Bureau is proud to support that effort with an evening of great food and friendship in a beautiful setting.”Guests will enjoy a unique dining experience prepared by Chef Joseph Motter, Malabar Farm Restaurant chef and owner. Each of the seasonally inspired courses will be paired with a unique Ohio wine and served in the camp dining hall. This year’s menu includes a choice of smoked trout or pork risotto with seasonal vegetables and cinnamon cheesecake with local blueberries and candied bacon. Guests can also participate in camp tours.The event takes place on August 22 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Flying Horse Farm, 5260 OH-95, Mt. Gilead. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by contacting the Morrow County Farm Bureau at 800-327-6055. Reservations close August 17.Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transforming experiences for children with serious illnesses. Located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, the camp serve hundreds of children and families each year – free of charge.Morrow, Richland and Delaware Farm Bureau members are farmers, gardeners, food enthusiasts and more. Each county board develops a plan of work which includes partnering with local businesses and organizations to make life better for members and grow communities. To learn more, or to join, go to GrowWithFB.org.last_img read more

Deployment and Single Parenting: A snapshot into the Experience of Navy Moms

first_imgThis post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT. Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Rachel Dorman, M.S. & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT[Flickr, 257th MPs prepare for deployment to Afghanistan by Minnesota National Guard, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015The deployment of a parent is a difficult process for any family to go through and research shows it can be particularly hard on single parent families. Kelley, Doane, and Pearson (2011), sought to learn more about Navy mothers experiences [1]. They examined whether the deployment process impacts military children differently depending on whether they are being raised by a single or married mother.  Surveys about children’s internalizing (e.g. sadness, worrying) and externalizing (e.g. aggression, noncompliance) behaviors that both mothers and child caregivers (i.e. babysitters, child care centers, and relatives) filled out were analyzed by the researchers.Their analysis revealed that non-married mothers’ psychological adjustment significantly influence their children’s internalized and externalized behaviors at pre-deployment and at post deployment. Thus, children with single mothers who demonstrated poor psychological adjustment before being deployed had higher rates of internalized and externalized behavior at pre-deployment and post deployment. These same results were not found with married mothers. However, researchers did find that for married and non-married mothers the duration of time in the Navy predicted mothers’ psychological adjustment at pre-deployment. In fact, the more time married and non-married mothers spent in the Navy the better their psychological adjustment. The researchers concluded that there is a need for future research to focus on understanding the needs of non-traditional family forms within the military including the clinical needs of children. They also stress the need for further research exploring how children may be affected by a parent’s combat-related stress and injuries.References[1] Kelley, M., Doane, A., Pearson, M. (2011). Single military mothers in the new millennium: Stresses, supports, and effects of deployment. In Wadsworth, S., & Riggs, D. (Eds.), Risk and Resilience in U.S. Military Families (343-363). New York, NY: Springer.last_img read more