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Delinquent boys should be reintegrated into schools – UNICEF rep

first_imgTwo days after the Education Ministry (MoE) had launched a new project to reintegrate teenage mothers into the school system, a representative from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called for Government to also accept into schools teenage boys who may have once faced the penalties of the law.Michelle Rodrigues, who represented UNICEF at the launch of a new database system — on Wednesday at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) on Battery Road, Kingston Georgetown – has so voiced her opinion: “We have to think of ways of how we will reintegrate those boys too, who may be out of school for one reason or the other; how we will reintegrate both boys and girls who may have come in contact with the law.”She has welcomed the new project, which will aid in recording the welfare issues of the education sector.The advancement in the sector, deemed as the Schools’ Welfare Information Management System Database, was developed by Intellect Storm, with the idea of advancing the recording method of the Education System so as to make it easierUNICEF representative Michelle Rodriguesfor the retrieving and storing of information.The new database, developed over a six-month period, results from a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).It will allow for the easy access of information, such as suicide cases, teenage pregnancies, and irregular attendance of pupils and students from the nursery to secondary levels, among several other areas.The MoE will have key persons who would be able to access the statistics from the system, which would be entered by specified persons within each region.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson has noted how critical it is for the proper use of a database system. “This launch speaks of the use of technology in terms of making good and wise decisions. Transformation could never take place if wise decisions are not made, and therefore we must have that mindset (wherein) we are willing to change the old ways of doing things; and as they would say, ring out the old and ring in the new,” he stated.He went on to elaborate on the importance of the implementation of the new database system, since it is the 21st century.It was on that note that the CEO pointed out the grave importance of data; since, according to him, it was the data collected that inspired the MoE to launch a new programme to reintegrate teenage mothers into the school system. He said the new programme may very well influence the introduction of new policies to tackle these flaws in the sector.  Rodrigues lauded the MoE on the new initiative, and encouraged consistent use of the database system. She also shared Hutson’s view that new systems should be implemented to tackle the issues that are highlighted in the database system.last_img read more

Centennial Park playground now open to the public

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The new playground at Centennial Park is now open to the public for use. Ryan Harvey, Communications Director for the City of Fort St. John shares the Parkour Park will open later this week.“We want to remind people that the majority of the park is still under construction and ask that they stay out of the construction zones,” said Harvey.The budget for the project was $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the park to facilitate a new permanent stage, picnic shelter, a pedestrian walkway, formal garden, washroom, and two playgrounds.- Advertisement -To view more on Capital Projects, CLICK HERElast_img


first_imgCounty House in LiffordDonegal County Council will be honouring Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee today at a Civic Reception at the County House, Lifford at 5pm.This Civic Reception is being hosted jointly by Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Municipal District in recognition of Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee’s achievement in winning the Supervalu Tidy Towns competition in 2015.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan is delighted to be jointly hosting this civic reception saying “I am delighted to be in a position to honour the men and women who have worked so hard to enhance and improve the appearance of Letterkenny.  Letterkenny is our largest town and achieving the accolade of Ireland’s Tidiest Town has instilled a sense of pride not just among the people of Letterkenny but for everyone in the county”. Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of Letterkenny also stated that it is fitting for both the County Council and the Letterkenny Municipal District to be recognising the tremendous achievement of Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee.“I think it is particularly fitting for both Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Municipal District to be jointly honouring the hard work and dedication of this committee.  Their achievements are outstanding and this success is simply down to the fact that the committee is firmly rooted in the community and has worked tirelessly for many years to keep Letterkenny among the top tidy towns in the country”.Letterkenny was named best of the 862 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s competition. It was also declared Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre. The town has been entering the competition every year since it began in 1959.The work was carried out by a Tidy Towns committee of 18, with participants from the Community Employment Scheme, an army of volunteers and Donegal County Council. What set Letterkenny apart for the judges was its landscaping and treatment of its open spaces which was variously described as outstanding, excellent and magnificent and earned the town 49 marks out of a possible 50.Particular praise was reserved for the town’s green areas, but just about everywhere got the gardener’s touch with a remarkable 30,557 summer plants planted in the town centre.Letterkenny’s success was Co Donegal’s eighth time to win the overall award in the competition; the last time was in 1995 when Glenties was named Ireland’s tidiest town.Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee has existed since 1959 and founding member Noel Crossan will be present at today’s event.  Other members involved since the 1970’s including Benny Sweeney, Tony Murray, Leo Cullen and Nicholas McCormack will also be in attendance.The reception will take place in the County House, Lifford at 5pm CIVIC RECEPTION TO BE HELD FOR LETTERKENNY TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE was last modified: December 7th, 2015 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:civic receptionletterkennyTody Townslast_img read more

Arsenal stars try kick-ups with Aussie Rules football – VIDEO

first_img1 Arsenal FC: Some of Arsene Wenger’s squad paid Sydney Swans a visit Arsenal stars have been trying out Australian Rules while on their pre-season tour Down Under.Arsene Wenger’s side, who beat Sydney FC 2-0 with Alexandre Lacazette scoring on his debut, made a visit to the Sydney Swans’ training ground.READ MORE: Arsenal FC news: Lacazette scores in pre-season friendly against Sydney FCFeaturing the likes of Francis Coquelin and David Ospina, Gunners players had a kickabout with the oval-shaped ball, impressively managing 42 keepy-uppies in the process.Good effort! See below…center_img It was great to meet you last night, @sydneyswans – and good luck in Saturday’s #SydneyDerbyXIII 🔴#ArsenalinSydney— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 13, 2017last_img read more


first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesRegistration nightThe club’s registration night will take place on Saturday, February 6th between 7pm and 9pm. The price of registration is €15 per juvenile (18 and under), while a family of four children and upwards will be a total of €50. Adult membership is €40. There is no family membership. An adult membership plus a yearly lotto will costs €70 while a yearly lotto costs €50. On the night Garda vetting forms will also be made available. Any adults who comes into contact with children bet that in training or at games MUST be Garda vetted. Missing club propertyIt has come to the club’s attention that a number of chairs are missing from the hall. If anyone has these chairs or may know of their whereabouts, can they please contact any member of the Hall Committee of simply have them returned. Indeed if anybody has accidentally come across any club property, can they please arrange to return it to the clubhouse.Mental Health CharterThe club has erected posters around the clubhouse including the committee meeting room in ration to the Mental Health Charter at the club. Members are asked to take a couple of minutes to read them.Scor County Final The Scor County Final takes place in the clubhouse this Friday night at 7.30pm. If anybody can help with parking or making tea or in any other way, can they please contact Sharon Ginty?Tea night – change of date!The date of the Tea Night, organised by the Glenswilly GAA Ladies Board, has changed.The tea will now take place a week earlier – on Friday, March 4th in the clubhouse.But hosts and hostesses are still needed!Each table will seat approximately 8 – 10 people.The host/hostess will provide everything for the table – food, crockery, cutlery and most importantly – the guests!An envelope is provided for each guest to make a donation towards club funds.This is a novel idea undertaken by the ladies and support from all club members is appreciated.If you are willing to take a table or perhaps can help in any other way, please contact Bernie Lapsley on 086 3638204.Volunteers AwardsThe club would like to congratulate Kelly Black, Roisin Conaghan, Katie Lapsley, Caoimhe Friel, Orla Mc Daid and Rachel Browne for getting their Gold Mark Volunteers Awards. The awards are part of a programme led by Volunteer Now aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for 14 to 24 years olds. GoldMark is a simple programme which requires young volunteers to keep a Volunteer Record, which is signed off by a club co-ordinator and Ulster GAA co-ordinator. It builds on the success of Millennium Volunteers and is part supported by Department of Education. Young sports volunteers are awarded for 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours of volunteering. Well done girls. LottoThere was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2,5,8 and 18. Carmel McGlynn from Driminaught, Newmills. Members are reminded that the lottos are available in most locals outlets everyday. If anyone overseas wants to take out a yearly lotto then please contact PRO Stephen Maguire at and he will put you in touch with the lotto committee.BingoThe bingo continues each Wednesday night in the clubhouse starting at 9pm. Patrons are advised to get along early. Dinner danceA quick reminder that the dinner dance will take place in the Station House Hotel this Saturday, January 30th at 8pm. Music is by The Cufflinks. Anyone looking for tickets should contact club treasurer Bryan Faul.Keep fit and Couch to 5KA number of keep fit classes (for men and women!) are now operating in the clubhouse throughout the week. The adult keep-fit class takes place on Monday nights at 7pm. The juvenile (aged 7 and over) takes place each Tuesday night from 7pm and the Couch to 5K takes place on Wednesday nights, also from 7pm. All classes are taken under the watchful eyes of Martin o’Donnell and Jimmy Carolyn.Tesco vouchersThe club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of the community fund.County Board delegateMick Murphy has been chosen to replace Paddy Tinney as County Board delegate. The club would like to thank Paddy, who is now Assistant Treasurer with the Donegal County Board, for all his work.YearbooksThe club has a number of Donegal GAA Yearbooks still left and people can get one by contacting either Peter McConnell or Bryan Faul.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY REGISTRATION NIGHT ON FEBRUARY 6TH was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAA ClubNoteslast_img read more

Former England boss backs Sweden to end Three Lions’ World Cup hopes

first_imgFormer England boss Sven Goran Eriksson has backed his native Sweden to emerge victorious from their World Cup quarter-final clash.The Swede, who managed the Three Lions between 2001-2006, thinks the Swedes will be extremely difficult to score against because of their resolute defensive capabilities. Eriksson has backed his native Sweden to knock England out of the World Cup Eriksson speaks with former England skipper David Beckham back in 2004 A narrow 1-0 win over Switzerland sent the Blågult through to the last eight, while England finally overcame their World Cup penalty hoodoo to knock out Colombia.However, despite going into the game as underdogs, Eriksson has backed his home country to shock the world.“To score against Sweden is extremely difficult,” he told Sky Sports.“They have shown it so many times now. If England think they will have an easy match on Saturday that is a big mistake. I think it will be very difficult.“England have the players individually to do something special.“Kane is one of them, Sterling is another, but when I tell you it is difficult to beat Sweden it is the truth.“In the World Cup play-off, Italy couldn’t score in 180 minutes, Germany only scored [in Group F] with a free-kick at the end.”Under the former Lazio boss’ tutelage, England failed to progress past the quarter-finals of a major tournament – despite possessing a so-called ‘Golden Generation’.However, rather than be bitter about the situation, Eriksson instead wished his former side every success in Russia. 2 2 He added: “Congratulations to England and Southgate. It was great to see England win a penalty shootout. Mentally, they were very, very strong. I’m very happy for them.“I think England can go very far in this tournament. They have good players and they seem to be very organised.“They have young, hungry players. You saw yesterday, they were the better team and won it.”last_img read more

Dixon wants to be on top in Top Fuel

first_img Dixon knows there is a lot of racing left, but said he is ready for the stretch run. “I’m going to go to Dallas and try and do well,” said Dixon, a Van Nuys High graduate and two-time Top Fuel champion for Don Prudhomme Racing. “It’s the same as what we’ve been doing for the last 20 races. You try to qualify and try to win rounds on race day, and if we do all of that then that puts us in position to be able to win another event. It’s pretty basic.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With 38 career wins in the Top Fuel class, Dixon is tops among active drivers. Another win would put him in a tie for second all-time with Kenny Bernstein. But he is coming off a first-round elimination at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. “We didn’t have the result that we wanted at Joliet, but our car is going down the track on a consistent basis,” Dixon said. “It’s a predictable car. This car has been good since we brought it out going into Brainerd (Minn.) in August. I think I’ve got the best team behind me that I could ask for. My job is to get in the car and drive and try and bring back a win.” The races at Texas Motorplex originally were scheduled for Sept. 23-25, but were postponed because of Hurricane Rita. The season ends Nov. 3-6 at Pomona Raceway. Staff Writer Tim Haddock covers auto racing for the Daily News. He can be reached by e-mail at With three races to go in the NHRA Top Fuel season, Larry Dixon is in the hunt for his third championship. He comes into this weekend’s races at Texas Motorplex near Dallas second in points, 205 behind Tony Schumacher. center_img 160Want 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_imgKevin Cassidy has sensationally claimed that Jim McGuinness’s ‘tunnel vision’ cost Donegal the opportunity to win more All-Irelands.Kevin Cassidy has risked the wrath of Donegal GAA supporters by claiming Jim McGuinness COST Donegal more All-Ireland titles.Cassidy believes some of the decisions McGuinness made and some of the stances he took, ultimately hurt Donegal and cost them the opportunity to win more All-Ireland titles.He accused McGuinness of having tunnel vision and feels the fall-out Rory Gallagher and the departure of Mark McHugh from the squad could’ve been handled a whole lot better. In his Gaelic Life column Cassidy said, “Some will say that surely this must be a strength but, in the modern game, everything cannot always be black and white.“Situations and events will arise and you must show compassion and deal with individuals differently.“Leaving my own situation aside, I feel that the fall-out with Rory Gallagher (former assistant manager) and the loss of Mark McHugh could have been deal with a lot better.“I do feel that decisions and stances he took denied Donegal the opportunity to win one if not two more All Irelands. CASSIDY -“DECISIONS MCGUINNESS MADE COST US MORE ALL-IRELANDS” was last modified: October 10th, 2014 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:All-IrelandsGAAgaelic lifeJim McGuinnessKevin CassidynewsSportTunnel Visionlast_img read more

Bloodied Groves prevails in San Jose scrap

first_imgSee also: Groves v Sierra as it happenedGeorge Groves crushed Francisco Sierra in the sixth round of an explosive clash in San Jose after being caused problems by the heavy-handed Mexican.Groves was caught by several shots in the opening couple of rounds and a clash of heads in the third left him with a nasty cut by the side of his right eye.There was another scare for the Hammersmith super-middleweight in the fifth when he was hurt by a crunching body shot.But by that stage he was beginning to land with telling shots of his own – and in the following round he ended the fight in blistering fashion to maintain his unbeaten professional record.A thunderous right-left-left combination sent Sierra to the canvas and after he unsteadily got to his feet, he was nailed by a big right and was close to being floored again when the referee stepped in to end the contest.Injuries meant this was Groves’ first outing since his second-round demolition of Paul Smith in November.And the cut he sustained means the proposed defence of his British and Commonwealth titles at Wembley Arena in seven weeks’ time must now be in serious doubt. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Egypt: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#TWiOT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Lord. Where to start? Well, some things happened in Egypt this week. I can’t think of a better way to cover them than to start a week ago, and end with today’s developments. Egypt’s Internet blackout. For only the second time in history (the first being Burma during the Saffron Revolution), a country cut itself off completely from the Internet. Traffic chart from Rensys covering January 27 in Egypt.Al Jazeera releases Egypt coverage under Creative Commons license. The Qatar-based television network continued its long relationship with CC licensing by releasing photos and video for wide use. Dialup made a comeback in Egypt. Once the Internet went down, geeks hit the beaches, including creating a host of dialup numbers for Egyptians to get on the Internet the old-fashioned way. Other ways around the Internet’s disappearance included Speak2Tweet, with Alive in Egypt jumping in to crowdsource the translation from Arabic into English. Tor use skyrocketed. Sudan catches fire from Egypt. Tunisia’s uprising occasioned a number of protests around North Africa and the Middle East. One such was the series of protests in Sudan. Last Egyptian ISP shuttered. The Egyptian authorities eventually decided to take Noor offline, the ISP the banking system and military used. One theory was less the continued leak of information and more worry about rich Egyptians continuing to send tens of millions of dollars out of the country in anticipation of the government collapsing. Al Jazeera shuttered. Egypt revoked the Qatar-based news network’s license to broadcast in Egypt, knocking them off the air. Al Jazeera not only had the bad taste to cover the protests extensively, but was able to do so simultaneously in both Arabic and English. Google marketing head seized off Cairo street. Wael Ghonim was seized in Cairo. He was only one among many, but is a public personality with a strong connection to a major American corporation. Traffic chart from Cedexis covering February 2 to February 3 in Egypt.Egypt Internet brought back online. I discovered this when I saw a missing friend, whom I had spoken with on the phone from Cairo, started posting on Twitter again. Why it the ISPs were brought back online is unclear, though the lack of effect it had on the protests, and the incredibly bad press it brought, may have contributed to the decision. Vodafone forced to send pro-Mubarak texts. The mobile company said it was required by the Egyptian government to send all of its Egyptian subscribers pro-Mubarak text messages. Two other cell providers, Mobinil and Etisalat, were also said to have been forced to do so under the government’s emergency powers. Yemen’s “day of rage.” Yesterday, a number of Yemen government sites were knocked out, possibly by the hacker collective, Anonymous. Today, tens of thousands of protesters went back out into the streets of the Arabian peninsula country’s capital Sanaa to call for its long-time president’s ouster. MidEast Youth created a crowdsourced site to capture information on the protests. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more