National Cadet Corps reintroduced in schools

first_imgSome 487 students from six schools across Guyana will benefit from developmental, leadership and life-skills training as the National Cadet Corps (NCC) programme is reintroduced.After months of consultations with stakeholders, the programme was re-launched on Friday at Hope Secondary School, on the East Coast of Demerara, under the motto “Moulding today’s youth, securing our future”. It is being spearheaded by the Education Ministry in collaboration with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Social Cohesion Ministry and the regional administration.GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Patrick West and Ministers George Norton and Nicolette Henry along with officials from the various Ministries pose with some of the participants of the newly reintroduced National Cadet CorpsThe 400 plus participants were taken from schools such as North Ruimveldt Multilateral, Stewartville Secondary, Hope Secondary, Berbice Secondary, St Ignatius Secondary and the Mackenzie High School. The cadets will receive training in a number of areas including environmental and dexterity training, communication skills and academic training in modern language, civic education and home management.Delivering his address at the opening ceremony, Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, Dr George Norton reaffirmed his commitment to programmes which are designed to foster the development of all Guyanese, particularly youths.The Minister commended the course content which contains a number of activities aimed at moulding and transforming the cadets into productive citizens.Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry said the programme is designed to produce youths who have the “seriousness of purpose to fulfil their potential as good citizens with the spirit of Guyanese culture and renewed values”.A section of the gathering at the re-launching of the National Cadet Corps programme on Friday at Hope Secondary SchoolMeanwhile, outlining that the re-launch of the National Cadet Corps is a directive from the Commander-in-Chief, President David Granger, Chief-of-Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Patrick West highlighted that the programme aims at building character and teaching young people life skills in preparing them for adulthood.“The programme therefore, aims to build character and teach young people vital life skills for tomorrow’s world which includes, but is not limited to, technical education,” Brigadier West said.The Chief-of-Staff went on to urge parents and students gathered at the event to seize the opportunity presented to them, as he pledged the Army’s continuous support.GDF’s second component, the Guyana People’s Militia, was re-established back in December 2015 despite much criticism by sections of society.Friday’s launching concluded with much ceremonial pomp and flare as schools participating in the programme entertained the Ministers with poetry recitals, from the students of the host school, steel pan renditions from the North Ruimveldt Steel Pan Orchestra and a march pass from the COFORNA Drum Corps.Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson and the Assistant Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce also attended the ceremony.last_img read more

KCCA FC eye top spot away to Proline in re-arranged fixture

first_imgMike Mutebi adressing journalists. Photo by Shaban Lubega.KCCA FC will go into Friday’s game against Proline at the StarTimes stadium with top spot on the mind as the Kasasiro Boys have a chance of lip frogging current log leaders Police FC.After KCCA FC defeating Vipers SC on Tuesday coupled by Police’s triumph over Express FC, it ment that the Kasasiro Boys were still only one point behind the Cops and a win will ensure that they are top unless SC Villa who host Express FC on the same day can somehow defeat the Red Eagles by a margin of 12 clear goals.“We go into the game with top spot on our minds,” said KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi.“Previously, we have been leading almost from the very start but this time round its a different scenario because we didn’t have the best of starts,” he added.KCCA may have to do without top scorer who limped off with a knock on Tuesday plus captain Timothy Awanyi who also finished the game but did not yesterday.“Shaban and Awanyi both missed yesterday’s trainning session because of minor injuries they sustained on Tuesday,” said Mutebi.“It is bad news for Shaban in particular when you look at the start he has had here but may be he can shake the knock off and be able to feature on tomorrow,” he added.KEY FACTSKCCA FC have won four games in their last four league outings and scored 15 goals in the process conceding only one.Proline on the other hand are in terrible form having lost three of thier previous four games whilst drawing the other.Proline have not drawn a league game at home since the 0-0 draw with SC Villa last season.KCCA have won only two of their last eight games away from homein all competitions (L3 D3).Last season KCCA FC completed a league double against Proline including a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.Proline have defeated KCCA only twice in their last 10 league encounters with their last victory coming in 2013.Commentslast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs win ninth straight with 13-2 victory over Walnut Creek Crawdads

first_imgArcata >> Each team that rolls into the Arcata Ball Park these days doesn’t have to wait long to find out just how locked in the Humboldt Crabs’ offense currently is.The Walnut Creek Crawdads were the latest to see it up close and personal.The Crabs made Fireworks Night in Arcata be quite the cheerful one, building an early lead thanks to eight unanswered runs — including a six-run inning in the bottom of the fourth — and rolling to their ninth straight win with a 13-2 victory over the …last_img read more

Europearn Classical Magnificent Peacock Spread With Vintage Phoenix Crystal Hair Pin Clip – Attractive, sturdy decorative clip

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The pinch clasp is solid, grips the hair effectively and i believe it is going to past a prolonged time. Unquestionably wonderful value for dollars. As demonstrated in the sellers images, vary versatile with regard to positioning – your peacock can climb up, down or just prance together the back of your head.Not much too substantial or major, appears sensitive and quite. The stone colours catch the light really nicely, are not able to wait to use it out and about.I wore this on my wedding ceremony working day and practically just about every. I wore this on my wedding ceremony working day and practically each working day given that. The clip is solid and holds slim hair and it is manufactured really very well. I have been complimented on it quite a few times. What a rather hair accent. What a quite hair accessory. Not as large as on the photograph (as a result four stars not five) but unquestionably as colourfulgoes very well with almost everything.Wonderful i am always carrying this clip and so considerably. Gorgeous i am usually sporting this clip and so much all the stones are still protected the grip is as great as when i 1st use it.Lovely hair clip for the rate it is superb, looks like you spent a good deal much more on it and it looks pretty on. I use it to incorporate some decoration to hair wraps that i put on.Here are the specifications for the Europearn Classical Magnificent Peacock Spread With Vintage Phoenix Crystal Hair Pin Clip:High Quality Stone,Stunning!Material: High quality alloy with silverClip SIZE: 90mm*40MM/3.54″*1.57″It’s more charming with the Crystals Hair Pin Cliplast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus organise signing ceremony for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey next week

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus organise signing ceremony for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey next weekby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have organised a signing ceremony for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for next week.Sky Italia says the Wales international will fly out after Juve have played Milan in the Italian Super Cup on January 16.Ramsey, off contract in June, has agreed terms with Juve worth €7.5m per season over five years.He will sign his pre-contract with Juve, but see out the season in London.Ramsey will start training with Juve in July. last_img read more

Simpsons Fans Excited By Backstage At The Geffen Exclusive Online Auction

first_imgExotic travel adventures, over-the-top dining experiences, Red Carpet pampering and one-of-a-kind entertainment and sports experiences easily make the Backstage at the Geffen online auction a not-to-be-missed opportunity.With luxury brands donating items worth more than $230,000, these exclusive high-end “lots” afford bidders a chance to enjoy unique experiences while contributing to the arts. All proceeds from the Backstage at the Geffen benefit the Geffen Playhouse and its programming, including presentation of new works and musicals, the theater’s playwright commission program and education and outreach initiatives.This year’s eagerly awaited Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser at The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, CA., March 22nd, will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas and Sir Elton John and David Furnish. The irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring “backstage” memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars is produced by Vice Chair of the Board and Interim Managing Director, Gil Cates, Jr. David Geffen is Honorary Chair.The online auction will close March 21st at 6:00 p.m. PST. Visit www.geffenplayhouse.com/backstage to view a complete list of donated auction items.A sampling of offers includes: • 7 nights in Fiji at the exclusive Mantangi Island Resort and the Totoriki Island Resort, including airfare • 4 night stay for two at Clinique La Prairie in Switzerland with spa treatments • Luxury Audi sports car experience and Napa Valley Wine Country Get-Away • The Ultimate Simpsons Experience – Sit in on a live “table read” of The Simpsons; receive an official autographed script; a personal voicemail message by Hank Azaria and a seat at his annual “Playing for Good” poker tournament benefiting the Geffen Playhouse and Determined to Succeed • “Jane the Virgin” set visit, meet and greet with the stars and lunch with award-winning executive producer, Ben Silverman • Finest luxury suite at Staples Center complete with 12 tickets and five VIP parking passes for an LA Clippers game • Private performance with virtuoso violinist Lee England, Jr.
Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the not-for-profit organization continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Interim Managing Director Gil Cates Jr., and Co-Chairs of the Board Martha Henderson and Pamela Robinson Hollander. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts.last_img read more

Ohio State mens volleyball bumped out of top 10 set to return

The Ohio State men’s volleyball team dropped a pair of road matches over the weekend to teams that sit below the Buckeyes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association standings. The losses dropped OSU out of the nation’s top 10 for the first time since Feb. 1, from No. 8 to No. 11. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) defeated the Buckeyes, 3-2 (28-26, 17-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-9), Saturday night. OSU’s defense combined for 16.5 blocks, led by redshirt senior middle blocker John Tholen, who notched eight blocks. Sophomore libero Brennan Anderson totaled a match-high 16 digs, and has now reached double digits in the category 15 times this season. On the offensive end, four Buckeyes finished with 10 or more kills. Redshirt sophomore setter Peter Heinen assisted on 51 of the team’s kills. OSU was forced to take an early timeout following an 8-3 IPFW run out of the gate. The Buckeyes responded soon after with a 6-2 run to bring the match within a point, 11-10. A back-and-forth set played out from there, ending in a 28-26 win for the Mastodons. A pair of late-set service aces from Tholen gave OSU the second set, 25-17. The Buckeyes went on to take the third set, 25-20 but were unable to finish off their opponents in sets four or five. Back-to-back errors by OSU gave IPFW the fourth set, 25-22, the fifth set, 15-9, and the match, 3-2. Ball State swept OSU (25-15, 25-21, 25-21) Friday night in Muncie, Ind. The winless road trip dropped the Buckeyes another game off the pace of league-leading Lewis, which went 1-1 across the weekend. OSU coach Pete Hanson’s squad remains in second place, 1.5 games behind the Flyers. OSU (15-5, 7-3 MIVA) returns home to St. John Arena on Friday for a non-conference match against Mount Olive at 7 p.m. read more

Zabaleta outlines West Ham improvement plan

first_imgWest Ham United’s Pablo Zabaleta has outlined where the club must improve despite picking up their first win of the season.The Hammers came from a goal down to defeat AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup 3-1 thanks to goals from Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Javier Hernandez.The victory puts an end to the three game defeat suffered by new manager Manuel Pellegrini who’s still in search of his Premier League win as West Ham boss.However, Pablo Zabaleta believes there is still room for improvement.“We conceded the first goal of the game and it was tough,” the Argentinian told the club’s official website. “Them going down to ten men made it a little easier for us but we need to improve in the final third.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“We are creating so many chances and we need to be more clinical and of course improve on set plays too, because we conceded in the last game on a set play as well so we need to be stronger than that.”Next up for the Hammers is Premier League new-boys Wolves at the London Stadium on Saturday and Zabaleta admits a win is imperative for confidence.“We needed a win after three defeats in the Premier League, especially to bring back confidence to the players, the staff and everyone,” he added.“We know we are improving every day and now we need to get three points against Wolves.”“This is the best way to improve as a team. Winning games, gaining confidence and playing games in the way the manager wants us to play. I hope, going forward, we can continue to create those chances in every game, but be better in the final third.”last_img read more

South Caicos brings 300 to Footsteps4Good

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Oct 2015 – Three hundred strong turned out in South Caicos between the schools and community members there for the Footsteps4Good Charity Walk held this past Monday. This is the second year for the event started and spearheaded by Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife.Colorfully dressed children paraded through the streets in an effort to raise funds for 13 charities in the country selected as this year’s beneficiaries. Photos provided by the island’s District Commissioner, Yvette Cox revealed that there were overcast conditions in South, but the group pressed on for an outstanding showing. State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Walking through the Caicos Islands – new developments, beautiful by nature, clean up litter Large Schoolchildren participation in Footsteps4Good Related Items:Footsteps4Good, jill beckingham, south caicos, yvette cox Recommended for youlast_img read more

FortisTCI release notice to its customers

first_img Related Items:fortis tci sends notice to customers, power outage on provo, power restored to customers in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 22, 2016 – On Thursday, September 22, 2016, FortisTCI notified its customers on Providenciales of an outage as the result of a technical issue at the Leeward Highway generation station. The events in relation to this interruption in service proceeded as follows:7:53 a.m. – Initial outage occurs affecting several areas throughout Providenciales8:44 a.m. – In an effort to troubleshoot the cause FortisTCI performs plant shutdown8:56 a.m. – Service to some areas affected is restored11:10 a.m. – Engineering team isolates problem11:28 a.m. – Service restoration efforts begin11:50 a.m. – Service is fully restored to all affected customersFortisTCI thanks its technical operations staff for conducting troubleshooting and recovery efforts as quickly as possible, and its supporting customer service staff. FortisTCI also wishes to thank its customers for their patience throughout the restoration period.If you are still experiencing an interruption in service, please contact our friendly customer service representatives at 649-946-4313 or visit us online at www.fortistci.com as you may be experiencing a separate issue.last_img read more