Consultations continue for new school curriculum

first_imgInstitutions across Guyana will be introduced to a new curriculum which caters for all students, as consultations begin for the reformation of the current school syllabus.One of the consultants, Paula MackinnonThe discussions are currently ongoing with nine Canadian consultants from the Saint Francis Xavier University and the Mindbloom School, who have been collecting information from educators and schools from various regions across Guyana.Another consultation was hosted on Tuesday at the National Centre for Education Research Development NCERD, featured three consultants – Paula Mackinnon, Joanne Thompkins and Jeffery Orr – and administrators from various specials schools where the concerns that surround the education of these children were raised.Several teachers related that the standard school curriculum was used to teach children with disabilities while others informed that the current curriculum is too packed to reach the needs of every student. Additionally, it was noted that Guyana depends heavily on the assistance of outsiders, which is not as effective as an internal guide. To modify this, the curriculum will be modified to suit the needs of Guyana’s children.One of the consultants, Paula Mackinnon, gave an insight on the expertise of the consultants that were directed to enhance Guyana’s current syllabus.“We bring with us, expertise in curriculum development and curriculum reengineering and reform. And then some specific expertise in inclusive pedagogy [and] in subject areas to help explore views of how the curriculum might be enhanced in that regard,” Mackinnon informed.“This is a curriculum for Guyana. We can provide assistance for the development but it is yours and we hope that it provides every student with the opportunity to reach their full potential,” she added.Director of National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD), Jennifer Cumberbatch in her remarks noted, “Special education needs is a special part of our curriculum as we look at it in the very near future. We are ensuring that everyone is included. We want no one left behind and we want no one left out.”Several consultations were held over the past months with public and private institutions so as to provide equal opportunities for all students. After the information has been gathered, the team will be returning to Guyana in July to make further progress.last_img read more

Remigrant, GTT to launch online payment platform for businesses

first_imgPaperless transactions, an important countermeasure against roving bandits, just received a boost thanks to an initiative launched by a re-migrant in partnership with GTT.Ronson Gray, who founded local company IntellectStorm upon returning from overseas, introduced the payment website at a press conference held by GTT at the Marriott Hotel on Monday.IntellectStorm founder Ronson Gray explaining his new platformGray explained that with, persons can purchase items from businesses listed with the website, then go and pick up the item at their convenience. It also uses a merchant code, which must be scanned.“ is the simple and safe way to pay. What we have done is we have designed a platform that will allow users to pay for any goods and service as long as they have an Internet connection. So that can be done from a mobile phone, a web browser, a laptop computer.”“You can scan the merchant code and the merchant information would populate and the payment amount. There’s a small convenience fee for the service and you are protected by password and pin. Businesses can accept business anywhere, anytime, in Guyana, whether they’re in store or online. For customers, it’s safe and secure. Transactions are protected by the pin. And it’s easy to use.”He noted that businesses can attract customers without them even coming to the store, while customers can make purchases without leaving their homes. In addition, he explained that it has been integrated with popular social application Facebook.Meanwhile, the press conference also heralded the start of a partnership between GTT and CANTO, based in San Francisco, USA. At the press conference, an award was given to second year UG Computer Science student, Jonathan Jacobus.Jacobus placed second in CANTO’s video competition themed ‘The Future of AI’. At the press conference, his video proposing bold solutions for the world and the Caribbean, using AI was played.CANTO is a non-profit association made up of operators, organisations, companies and individuals in the ICT or telecommunications sector. The association has been a major driver in initiatives to boost the ICT sector in the Caribbean.last_img read more

River View begins title defence with champion performance

first_imgBartica Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition…River View, defending champions of the Bartica Guinness Greatest of the Streets competition, immediately established that they are in no mood to accommodate pretenders to their throne when they registered an emphatic 5-1 thrashing on the Might Rulers in the penultimate game on opening night of the Bartica Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition. Led by a Guinness goal from Godfrey Norton, which came in the 20th minute, the River View team registered single strikes from Shaquille Hopkinson in the 13th minute of play, Andel Norton in the 15th minute, and Romario Lake in the 17th minute, to complete their tally. Devon Elias’s 11th minute effort was the lone response from the Mighty Rulers.Also displaying impressive form, Goal Raiders defeated Goal Impact 3-0, with Brian Browne netting a Guinness goal in the 19th minute, and Sherwin DaSilva opening the Raiders’ account in the 5th.In the first game, Street Kings survived Hard Tackles to secure a narrow 1-0 win, with Seon Ferrier being the lone marksman following his 6th minute effort.Almanac Kings then dispatched SML 2-0, with Ricardo Pereira firing in a brace in the 2nd and 14th minutes respectively.In what was clearly the most exciting game of the night, Potaro Strikers outlasted Agatash 3-2 to advance to the next round.Ron Smith was on target for the winners, netting in the 10th and 13th minutes, while Kurt Spencer added the other goal in the 7th minute.Andrew Simons scored a pair for Agatash, bombing the opposition in the 3rd and 6th minutes.Play in the tournament was expected to resume last evening.The national playoffs are set to be staged on July 27 and August 1, at the Pouderoyen Tarmac and Haslington Market Square respectively, while the final will be played on August 4, at the National Stadium, Providence.The night’s complete results are as stated below:Guinness Goal-(GG)-2 GoalsStreets Kings-1 vs Hard Tackles-0Seon Ferrier — 6thSML-0 vs Almanac Kings -2Ricardo Pereira — 2nd and 14thPotaro Strikers-3 vs Agatash-2Potaro ScorersRon Smith –10th and 13thKurt Spencer –7thAgatash ScorerAndrew Simons –3rd and 6thImpact-0 vs Goal Raiders-3Brian Browne-(GG)-19thSherwin DaSilva –5thRiver View-5 vs Mighty Rulers-1River View ScorersGodfrey Norton-(GG)-20thShaquille Hopkinson –13thAndel Norton –15thRomario Lake –17thMighty Rulers’ ScorerDevon Elias –11thBLB Squad-2 vs Arcade Lotto-0Sheldon Kyte –7thTevy Stoll –15thlast_img read more

Salah, De Bruyne grasp second chance to take England by storm

first_imgBoth sales have come back to haunt Chelsea, who now look set to miss out on a place in the Champions League next season whilst De Bruyne orchestrates City’s relentless march towards the title, and Salah’s stunning scoring streak has Liverpool well on course for a place in the Premier League’s top four.They are also engaged in a personal duel for Premier League player of the year prizes as the two outstanding players in the division.De Bruyne has the advantage of being at the heart of a machine-like City side now just one win away from winning the Premier League in record quick time.However, he is the principal architect on the field of Pep Guardiola’s vision to not just win, but to do so in style.“He is the best example and he helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future,” gushed Guardiola when speaking of his admiration for the Belgian.Kevin De Bruyne has been a major factor in Manchester City’s domination of the Premier League this season © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLiverpool know only too well of the danger posed by De Bruyne’s passing range as his two assists cut the visitors open in a 5-0 City rout when the sides first met this season in September in a display that saw Guardiola label him the “complete player”.– Salah a ‘proper striker’ –Salah was substituted at half-time that day in a match marred by a first-half red card for Sadio Mane.However, it was one of very few ineffectual performances this season by the Egyptian who has scored 37 goals in all competitions.One of those came as Liverpool inflicted City’s only league defeat of the season in a thrilling 4-3 victory in January to heighten anticipation there will be goals galore in both legs between the sides in the next week.“That makes him a proper striker. If you only score on the perfect day you cannot score 29 (Premier League) goals,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, after Salah shrugged off a quiet first 84 minutes to score the winner at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Salah is on course to break Liverpool’s all-time single season scoring mark of 47 set by Ian Rush in 1983-84.However, whilst Rush’s goals contributed to winning the European Cup, Premier League and League Cup, Salah will go without silverware unless City are slayed on the route to Liverpool’s sixth European crown.“When I scored 47 goals we won the European Cup,” said Rush last week. “We won three trophies that season and that’s what we’ve got to start doing now.”Rush also claimed he had only seen five-time Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo reach the level showed by Salah in scoring four and setting up the other goal in a 5-0 thrashing of Watford earlier this month.Despite his admiration for De Bruyne, Guardiola has been cautious not to make any comparisons to Messi having seen the Argentine up close in four glorious years together at Barcelona.However, Guardiola’s all-conquering Bayern Munich sides on the domestic front came unstuck when faced with Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in 2014 and Messi at the Camp Nou a year later.Liverpool are likely to need something similar from Salah to derail a City side that has so far proved far too good for anyone in England.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s prolific Mohamed Salah was a flop in his first spell in English football, with Chelsea © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Had their first experiences in English football gone as they would have wished, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne could have been teammates rather than on a collision course for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.How Chelsea fans must wish they had remained on the same side. Instead, neither player’s style suited Jose Mourinho’s physical approach and were sent through Stamford Bridge’s revolving door for talented midfield players at the time having made just a combined 16 league appearances.last_img read more


first_imgMagnífico! Naiara Sanchez Abad’s Doodle4Google entryTHE people of Carndonagh are getting behind a foreign exchange student whose Doodle4Google entry has caused quite a stir.Spanish student Naiara Sanchez Abad’s is in 2nd Year at Carndonagh Community School.Teacher Michelle McGee is hoping thousands of people across County Donegal will now vote for Naiara’s entry. “Her doodle has been selected to go through to the national competition. Public voting has started and closes on 10th March. Voting is sure to be frantic in schools throughout the country, so be sure to give Naiara your vote,” said Michelle.“It would be fantastic if Donegal got behind Naiara….it might make some headlines over in Spain!”You can vote here:  DONEGAL URGED TO VOTE FOR SPANISH STUDENT’S BEAUTIFUL DOODLE4GOOGLE! was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CarndonaghDoodle4GooglemagníficoNaiara Sanchez Abadlast_img read more


first_imgThe Bunbeg Coast Guard Cliff Rescue service ceased its operation in 2012 due to a value for money review by the Department of Transport. However, since its closure the decision has continued to raise considerable concern locally.Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal says that while the number of call outs may have been low when the review was carried out it did not take into account the potential for a successful adventure tourism industry to develop locally especially now with the Wild Atlantic Way established.‘There is concern that the cessation of the cliff rescue in Bunbeg could impact on the tourism potential of the area. New adventure tourism businesses are concerned that the lack of availability of a rescue service could impact on people’s decisions whether to book a holiday or event in this part of Donegal’ continues Pringle.Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig who has been campaigning on the issue says ‘the importance of the service and the need to have the cliff rescue service restored cannot be understated. We have to think in terms of safety for the local people and for visitors to this part of Donegal. It would also mean a significant boost in confidence in the area.’Thomas Pringle TD and Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig have written to the Minister calling on him to give serious consideration to restarting the cliff rescue training in Bunbeg. CALLS MADE FOR RESTORATION OF BUNBEG CLIFF RESCUE SERVICE was last modified: August 13th, 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)last_img read more

Reminder: Clocks go back this Sunday

first_imgWinter time is set to kick in this Sunday morning, and will last until late March. At 2am, rewind your clock back to 1am and enjoy the extra hour in bed!This is great news if you’re having a few pints to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend, or if you simply want to enjoy a lie in this Sunday morning.Although most laptops and phones automatically change the time for you, it’s worth double checking, otherwise your alarm may ring earlier than needs be! A simple way to remember which ways the clocks go back is the phrase “Spring forward, fall back”.New Zealander George Hudson from New Zealand first proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895, with it being implemented in The German Empire and Austria-Hungary in 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.Hudson wanted people to take advantage of the bright summer mornings, and proposed a clock change in a bid to get people out of bed earlier!Reminder: Clocks go back this Sunday was last modified: October 29th, 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)last_img read more

Teng gets 2nd triple-double as Flying V routs Zark’s

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lyceum crushes Arellano for 4-0 start in NCAA Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant PBA IMAGESFlying V outclassed Zark’s Burgers, 97-59, to move one win away from an elimination round sweep in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.It was business as usual for Jeron Teng, who secured his second straight triple-double with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the unstoppable Thunder to their 9th win.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Teng, the top MVP candidate, scattered 21 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in a blowout victory over AMA Online Education last week.“I have to give credit to my teammates because no matter how good my pass was, if they couldn’t shoot, then it’s impossible for me to get a triple double,” said Teng. “But I think we’re a talented team and anyone can score in our team. Anyone can have a breakout game and is capable of scoring.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIt was a no bearing game for Flying V, which already clinched an outright semifinals berth with a 9-0 record.“We just wanted to do our best in this time so we don’t lose our sharpness going into the playoffs,” said head coach Eric Altamirano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Thunder clicked on both ends of the floor, shooting 52% from the field while holding the Jawbreakers to just 28%.Flying V was up, 56-29, at the half before stretching its lead to 43 in the fourth quarter.The Thunder shoot for a 10-0 eliminations sweep against Batangas on Tuesday.Former PBA veteran Mac Cardona paced Zark’s with 20 points and seven rebounds off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

WATCH: Texas football mascot topples barricade, charges Georgia bulldog

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea counting on red-hot Son Heung-min to shine on Asian Cup quest The incident, about an hour before kickoff, was caught on video and quickly became a sensation on social media.While it appeared to many that Bevo was advancing aggressively toward Uga X, the steer’s chief handler disputed that version of events.Silver Spur alumni association executive director Ricky Brennes, who is in charge of handling the 1,700-pound steer, said Bevo was simply agitated because he wanted to walk and was being restrained.“He had kind of gone up and bumped the barricade a few times before,” Brennes said. “He ran through the gate and into where Uga’s area was. It really was more just unfortunate timing and he wasn’t aware Georgia’s mascot was there. It had nothing to do with the dog.”Texas athletics spokesman John Bianco said “all established safety and security measures were in place for Bevo” at the Sugar Bowl, including two halters, two chains and six handlers to hold him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentscenter_img Bevo is not here for this mascot meeting. #HookEm— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019NEW ORLEANS — The Texas football program’s mascot, a large white and brown longhorn steer named Bevo, caused a stir at the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday when it knocked down its barricade and briefly charged in the direction of Georgia’s mascot , a bulldog name Uga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionUga X, an English bulldog wearing a bright red Georgia sweater, was quickly pulled out of harm’s way, but Bevo’s head and horns appeared to make contact with several people, including a couple of photographers, who scampered out of the way or were knocked down.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There were no reported injuries and Bevo was quickly restrained.last_img read more

Lee Chong Wei clinches second Asian Badminton Championship title

first_imgMalaysian icon Lee Chong Wei battled past home favourite and World No.1 Chen Long in the final to regain his second continental crown after 10 years at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday.Chong wei defeated the current two-time world champion Chen 21-17, 15-21, 21-13 in a classic performance that lasted an hour and 22 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center.It was the 33-year-old Malaysian’s 13th win in 25 matches against the 27-year-old Chinese, who was bidding to clinch his first Asian title.The tournament turned more meorable for world No.2 Chong Wei, who saw off his two fiercest rival in back-to-back games – five-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and Chen.The triumph was also the two-time Olympic silver medallist’s third title of the season – having captured the Malaysian Masters in January and Malaysian Open three weeks ago. It was also his 63rd career title overall.In the women’s singles summit clash, sixth seed Yihan Wang prevailed over top seed Li Xuerui 21-14, 13-21, 21-16 in an all-Chinese contest. It was former world champion Yihan’s third continental crown after triumphs in 2011 and 2013.Moreover, the 28-year-old Yihan took a 10-9 lead in career meetings against the reigning Olympic champion Xuerui.In the men’s doubles final, South Korean top seeded pair of Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong got the better of China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen 21-14, 28-26 in 58 minutes.Japan’s women’s doubles pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi crushed compatriots Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 21-13, 21-15 in 53 minutes.advertisementThe mixed doubles title went to the top seeded Chinese combination of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei , who saw off Indonesian second seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir 16-21, 21-9, 21-17 in an hour and one minute.India’s campaign ended on Saturday when women’s singles star Saina Nehwal lost to Yihan.last_img read more