Miss Guyana World Special-needs camp ends with a bang

first_imgAfter six weeks of intense training both physically and academically Miss Guyana World Ambika Ramraj completed her “Healthy Wholly Summer Camp” at the Sophia Special Needs School in Sophia Greater Georgetown at around 13:00h on Thursday.The proud students and Miss Guyana World Ambika Ramraj after their intense and fun six weeksThe summer camp was organized in collaboration with the National Sports Commission, the Social Cohesion Ministry and other stakeholders, with the aim of strengthening the mind and body of these students through physical activities, which can significantly improve their physical and mental health. It was noted that throughout the six weeks, coaches and other partnering stakeholders will work with the children on different aspects of their development.As the program progressed in its final stages in front of the now completed graduants Ramraj said that she was grateful for the experience that she had with the students, getting to know them and work along with them on a personal level especially the days they engaged in sporting activities such as cricket, basketball, football, swimming and table tennis and commended them for being the backbones of the program. Ramraj also encouraged the graduants that it was not the end of the program and that there will be other programs and hope that they would continue to show their support.The participants received certificates and other gifts for their participationThe faces of the children were ecstatic and beaming with joy as they knew that the entire six weeks was worth it, they had learned the value of team playing and gained experience on the different aspects of sports that were not known to them. Speaking with Guyana Times Sport one of the graduants stated that besides learning physical games such as cricket and football, he learned to play games that challenged the mind such as drafts and learned how to protect himself.In all the events that occurred over the six weeks, one could see a definite change in the demeanor of the children and that they were eager to learn more.last_img read more

Hazard fires Chelsea to Arsenal Europa date

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea FC players celebrate after beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa LeagueLONDON, United Kingdom, May 10 – Chelsea will take on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final after scraping past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 semi-final, second leg draw on Thursday.Eden Hazard struck the decisive spot-kick after the two sides could not be separated over 120 minutes in what could be the Belgian’s last match at Stamford Bridge, with the tie level at 2-2 on aggregate after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 28th-minute opener for Chelsea was cancelled out by Luka Jovic four minutes after the break. Chelsea made it a clean sweep for English teams in European finals this season and will battle it out with Arsenal in Baku on May 29 after Unai Emery’s side beat Valencia 7-3 on aggregate.-More to follow0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A WEEK FOR TONY BUT CELTS CAN ONLY DRAW WITH ST JOHNSTONE

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT CELTIC PARK: TEENAGER Tony Watt scored for Celtic again as the Hoops took on St Johnstone here today – but had to settle for a 1-1 draw.Watt came on at the start of the second half for Miku and nine minutes later he was in the right place and the right time (again) to bundle a Mulgrew cross over the line from the far post.And he wasn’t the only Hoops player to show the same prowess which led to that 2-1 win over Barcelona. Fraser Forster pulled off a stunning one-handed save.But he could do nothing a minute later when St Johnstone striker Nigel Hasselbaink fired in the equaliser.Bayal fired in a cracking shot with ten minutes left but it went just over the bar as Celtic pressed for a winner.But the Hoops failed to find a second goal and remain in second place in the league after Hibernian won earlier today. “There was no spark,” said Lennon afterwards, citing the hard work of last Wednesday.“You’re looking for that wee spark and Tony gave us that but some of them are dead on their feet [in the dressing room].“It’s the second time in two weeks now we’ve taken a lead and conceded it and that’s disappointing.“We rested them as best we could. Mentally, I’m sure the game [against Barcelona] took a lot out of them. There’s no doubt the physical side of it, they are sort of struggling with it a wee bit at the minute.“The players that played the other night gave us everything again but there was just that bit of flatness about us. I accept that but I’m not happy about it. “The squad’s getting stretched but that’s not an excuse and we have already played maybe nine, 10 games more than any other team in the country.“St Johnstone have had a full week to prepare for this game. We’ve had half a day.“While it’s difficult, I’ve got the players to be able to cope with that but they’re just suffering a little bit from mental and physical fatigue.”THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A WEEK FOR TONY BUT CELTS CAN ONLY DRAW WITH ST JOHNSTONE was last modified: November 11th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A WEEK FOR TONY BUT CELTS CAN ONLY DRAW WITH ST JOHNSTONElast_img read more

Odds reveal which ‘big six’ club is favourite to sign Harry Maguire

first_img Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club heading off 1 LIVING THE DREAM LATEST TRANSFER NEWS three-way race Harry Maguire scored England’s first goal against SwedenHe has been a class act at the back alongside John Stones and Kyle Walker.Performances like that are bound to get the attention of the bigger clubs (yes, we are aware Leicester won the Premier League in 2016) and unsurprisingly, a number of ‘big six’ sides are among the favourites to sign Maguire, who joined the Foxes from Hull for what can only be considered a bargain £17million in 2017.Harry Maguire’s next clubTottenham 5/2Man United 8/1Liverpool 10/1Man City 16/1Chelsea 16/1Odds courtesy of BetStarsEngland fans have loved watching him in Russia, as you can see here, a topless Ross Kemp roared down his camera phone after watching him score against Sweden and Michael Dawson, his team-mate at Hull believes he will be in the World Cup team of the tournament. IN DEMAND Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder ‘perfect fit” RANKED He only started playing for the first team in 2017, but England’s other Harry is the unlikely hero of the team’s World Cup campaign.Words like ‘colossus’, ‘immense’ and ‘granite’ have been used to describe the Leicester defender, who against Sweden in the quarter-final, was only making his tenth appearance. Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland GOSSIP Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out on his way GETTY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star fear last_img read more

COURT CASE OVER LETTERKENNY’S WATER SUPPLY SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency is suing Irish Water and a local council claiming the public water supply in a Co Donegal town is not up to standard.Council to appear in court over Letterkenny’s water supply.The EPA is taking both Irish Water and Donegal County Council to court over the water supply for Letterkenny and its 19,000 residents.The agency first introduced a directive in August 2011 informing the council to take measures to improve its supply. An examination of the Letterkenny Regional Public Water Supply showed concerns for the treatment of the water supply.One of the areas of concern was for the treatment of Crytosporidium as well as excessive levels of trihalomethanes.The complaint from the EPA alleges that Donegal County Council “failed to comply with a Direction issued by the EPA under Regulation 10(4) of the European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 in that they failed to implement the action programme approved by the EPA on 31 August 2011 for the improvement of the quality of water intended for human consumption from the Letterkenny Regional Public Supply to meet the parametric values specified in the said Regulations for trihalomethanes within the period specified by the EPA and provided for in the said Regulations.”However the council has failed to do so within a timeframe set down by the EPA. Now a court summons has been issued to both Donegal County Council and Irish Water to appear at Letterkenny District Court on Tuesday next.As Irish Water now holds the remit for drinking water, they too have been summoned to appear in court. COURT CASE OVER LETTERKENNY’S WATER SUPPLY SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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:courtDonegal County CouncilEnvironmental Protection AgencyIrish Waterlast_img read more

GREAT START TO TOURISM SEASON – CLLR KAVANAGH

first_imgCounty Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed news that tourism figures continue to rise.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghHe was speaking after Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures for the first quarter of this year were released.“According to today’s figures, 2014 looks set to be the fourth year of consecutive growth in overseas visitor numbers to Ireland. Since the Government came to office in 2011, the number of international visitors coming to Ireland has increased by more than one million per annum and is almost certain to exceed 7 million this year. “The combination of new marketing campaigns, more air access and support from the Government appear to be making an impact,” he added.“The Government recognised early on in its term that tourism could play a key part in Ireland’s economic recovery and quickly moved to getting the sector back on its feet with targeted initiatives like the 9% VAT rate. The Gathering was a big success and it wasn’t anticipated that the performance of the tourism sector in 2013 would be matched. However, the figures show that we are actually increasing the number of visitors this year,” Kavanagh continued.The figures confirm strong growth in the number of holiday trips taken by overseas visitors to Ireland, and an increase in visits to friends and relatives. All markets have shown increased numbers of visits in the first quarter. Comparing Quarter 1 2014 to Quarter 1 2013:• Total number of visits from Great Britain grew by 11.4%; • Total number of visits from North America grew by 5.9%;• Total number of visits from Mainland Europe grew by 0.9%;• Total number of visits from “Other” long-haul markets grew by 17.4%.The figures are based on detailed surveys of overseas visitors and contain detailed information on expenditure, purpose of visit, and bed nights.“While these figures are only for the first three months of this year, it is indicative of a very strong start to 2014. I would encourage everyone working in the tourism and hospitality trade in Donegal to keep up the high standards as we head into a busy summer period. Those high standards and a focus on giving good value for money are ensuring people who visit our County come back again.” GREAT START TO TOURISM SEASON – CLLR KAVANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 2014 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegaltourismlast_img read more

LYIT President’s delight with €2.5M boost in drive for university status

first_imgThe President of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology has warmly welcomed today’s announcement that €2.5 million funding will be granted to progress LYIT’s drive for university status.President Paul Hannigan said that the investment is a strong endorsement for the LYIT as it deepens partnerships in the Connacht-Ulster region and on a cross-border level.The funding was announced by Minister Joe McHugh, who said €2.5M was a “phenomenal level of financial backing for further and higher education in the north-west”. Some €2m is being made available to progress the Connacht Ulster Alliance.Another €500,000 is being invested in LYIT as part of its deepening links with Ulster University and the North-West College.Mr Hannigan said: “LYIT is delighted with the funding announcement today from Minister McHugh. “Two weeks ago the Minister launched our Strategic Plan 2019-23 which clearly articulates our ambitions to achieve technological university status with our partners in IT Sligo and GMIT and also shows our commitment to cross-border collaboration within the North West City Region with Donegal ETB, North West Regional College and Ulster University. “This funding is a strong endorsement of the Institute’s strategic direction and will help us continue the significant momentum evident in both initiatives at this time.”Mr Hannigan outlined how the funding means that LYIT will be at the centre of many future developments in education: “The €2m for the Connacht Ulster Alliance will allow the Institutes to continue their drive towards achieving the criteria for technological university.  The announcement in Budget 2020 that €90m will be committed to technological universities over the next three years has shown the Government’s commitment to the development of this sector and LYIT will be at the heart of these developments.”He added: “As the BREXIT negotiations continue, the necessity to support successful cross-border initiatives has never been more important.  The cross-border further and higher education alliance comprises LYIT, Donegal ETB, North West Regional College and Ulster University and has worked to ensure a seamless cooperation among these four bodies in the North West City Region. “This allocation of €500k a really important statement in supporting this strategy and will support the social and economic development of this region.”LYIT President’s delight with €2.5M boost in drive for university status was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Middlesbrough ‘have to be careful’ at QPR – Adomah

first_imgMiddlesbrough’s Albert Adomah has told his club’s website they will not be taking QPR lightly when the two sides meet on Friday.Former Harrow Borough winger Adomah has been one of the key figures in Middlesbrough’s promotion challenge this season, scoring five times in 34 games.They arrive at Loftus Road in third place in the Championship, one point behind Brighton and five adrift of leaders Burnley, with a game in hand on both.Rangers, meanwhile, are 11th after picking up 10 points out of a possible 15.Adomah said: “We’re hoping we can win the game, but they’re doing well at the moment so we have to be careful. It’s not going to be an easy game.“The good thing is there are games coming weekend-Tuesday-weekend, and as players we look forward to the games.“Hopefully we can do it at QPR then it’s on to the next one.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How’s DeMarcus Cousins handling the Warriors’ season-long soap opera?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON —- Well before he dominated most of his opponents with his 6-foot-11, 270-pound frame, his post presence and his passing, DeMarcus Cousins once entertained himself with a different kind of performance.He spent his childhood with his grandmother, who often watched the soap opera, “As the World Turns.” Cousins’ grandmother called the show “her story.” So …last_img read more

Ducere Foundation tells African stories

first_imgLearners at Zandspruit Primary School during the launch of Ducere’s African Children’s Stories Program. (Images and e-book: Ducere)Reading can be boring if the stories do not resonate with the lives of readers. The Ducere Foundation knows this, and aims to provide an African alternative in children’s literature.All too often, library shelves and school bags are filled with Western stories that have little or no relevance to the reality of primary schoolchildren in Africa. But the foundation’s African Children’s Stories Program is leading the way with an innovative initiative that aims to one day publish and distribute African children’s stories from each and every African nation.Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia and its former minister of education, is the chancellor of Ducere and chair of the board of directors of its Global Partnership for Education. She was in South Africa earlier this month to celebrate the foundation’s African Children’s Stories Program roll-out.Julia Gillard, the chancellor of Ducere and chair of the board of directors of its Global Partnership for Education, emphasised how the grassroots are important for children to excel in basic education and literacy.Ducere has partnered with Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading private higher education provider founded by Monash University (Australia) and a member of Laureate International Universities, for the roll-out of the latest collection of stories. They were written by local South African pupils.EDUCATIONAL VISITWhile she was in Johannesburg, Gillard visited Zandspruit Primary School, where she encouraged the children to keep writing and to make their education a priority.“Education, employability and entrepreneurship begin at grassroots level, from the support of basic education and literacy to the preparation of students for today’s global economy,” she said.The MSA and Ducere collaboration is made possible through the MSA student-led programme, This is Me, which promotes children’s creative thinking, storytelling and literacy skills to support their academic and personal growth.“We will continue publishing stories written by African children, for African children to be shared across the globe,” said Di Fleming, the chief executive of the Ducere Foundation. “We encourage and celebrate literacy from a young age, and empower the young learners to embrace their African culture.”MSA distributed hundreds of these stories to schools through its campus community engagement programmes.STUDENT DEVELOPMENTEsther Benjamin, the chief executive of MSA and of Africa operations for Laureate International Universities, believes this project, one of many MSA outreach programmes, strengthens students’ passion for volunteering as part of their personal development, gives them an opportunity to make important contributions to the community, and equips them with valuable skills for leadership and entrepreneurial thinking.An example of African Children Stories from Rwanda (Collection 22).“By facilitating important conversations on education’s link to building robust economies and skilled marketplaces, we strive to be a leading change agent in South Africa and beyond,” she said.“We pride ourselves on local relevancy as well as a global perspective. We work with an extensive global network of thought leaders to ensure that our graduates are equipped for the global business environment as well as for entrepreneurial initiatives relevant to the marketplace.”Gillard’s visit culminated in a panel discussion that included prominent business, NGO, and community leaders.At the discussion, Gillard and Benjamin spoke about the challenges and opportunities for students in the global marketplace. It was emphasised that students needed to pursue academic excellence along with cultivating essential life and personal skills for employability and entrepreneurship.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more