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Love breaks discus record at Penn Relays

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Excelsior High’s Shanice Love fought off cool and rainy conditions on the opening day of the 2016 Penn Relays to break her own national junior record and the meet mark in the girls’ discus throw.The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships Class One and Carifta Under 20 champion threw the discus 54.72 metres to erase the old meet record of 54.29 metres set by former Holmwood Technical thrower Gleneive Grange in 2013. Love’s throw also broke the national junior mark of 54.66m she set at the MVP track meet two weeks ago. Hydel High’s Devia Brown was third in the event with a throw of 48.34m.Love, who will move to Florida State University in September, was very excited with her throw.”I am feeling great right now and despite the fact that my sequence not that good, I used my last throw to go for it no matter what happened, win or lose,” she said.St Jago High’s Tissana Hickling also mined gold. She won the girls’ long jump with a best of 5.86 metres. Edwin Allen’s Annia Ashley was fifth with 5.46m.DIFFICULT TIMEHickling’s teammate, Jodyann Petrie, was second in the triple jump after a best of 11.97m while Samara Spencer of Hydel was fifth with 11.86m.It was clear from the first track event, the girls’ 400m hurdles, that the Jamaican athletes were going to have a difficult time in performing at their best at a cold Franklin Field stadium. Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen was second in the event to Anna Cockrell of Providence High, North Carolina. After a neck-and-neck battle to the penultimate hurdle, the American found extra to pull away for to in 57.38 seconds. Kallawan was second in 58.80.There was mixed fortune for the Jamaican high schools in the relays.Defending champions Holmwood and Edwin Allen were the only two schools to qualify for today’s 4x800m final following preliminary round action yesterday. Holmwood finished second in 9:15.15 behind Pennwood out of Philadelphia in 9:12.07. Edwin Allen were third in 9:12.65. Vere Technical, who won their heat in a pedestrian 9:19.89, and Spalding High did not advance.Five Jamaican schools are in the Championships of America 4x100m final set for 1:25 p.m. (Ja time) today. Holmwood have the fastest time, after winning their heat in 45.64.FAVOURITESDefending champions Edwin Allen are the next best with 45.79, while Excelsior (46.55), St Catherine High (47.08), and first time qualifiers Green Island (47.18) the other Jamaican teams in the final. One of the prerace favourites, St Jago High, had a major mishap on the first exchange between Kimone Shaw and Shaniel English and they failed to finish.There was also a big scare for favourites St. Elizabeth Technical in the girls’ 4×400 metres. They found themselves in early trouble, and anchor leg runner Junelle Bromfield, who got the baton in third place, kept her position and crossed the line in 3:50.19. They were the seventh fastest qualifiers for today’s final. Holmwood are the fastest qualifiers after winning their section in 3:46.58. Edwin Allen (3:48.07) are the other Jamaican team in the final.last_img read more

Standhardinger or Ravena? San Miguel to pick first in 2017 PBA Draft

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Mark Giongco/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — With the controversial trade between Kia and San Miguel getting the greenlight on Friday, the defending Philippine and Commissioner’s Cup champion now has the right to make top overall selection in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.The Beermen brass have politely declined to make a comment on who they will pursue at number one, but picking first is certainly a win-win situation for the proud franchise.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments READ: Kiefer Ravena impresses in PBA Draft CombineBut the draft is more than just Standhardinger and Ravena as the succeeding teams picking in the first round will still have a chance to nab a bluechip prospect in the 44-man pool.Amateur standouts Jeron Teng and Raymar Jose, Fil-Am prospects Robbie Herndon, Davon Potts, and Julian Sargent, as well as collegiate studs Lervin Flores and Rey Nambatac are all touted to be selected early in the draft.Blackwater will pick third, followed by Phoenix at four, Alaska at five, and GlobalPort at six.READ: Kiefer Ravena ‘very excited’ to play for Guiao at NLEX The rest of the first round will be as follows: Rain or Shine, Phoenix, Star, TNT, Ginebra, and TNT once more.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons’ Place Manila in Ermita.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Christian Standhardinger has been the prospective number one pick since the list of the applicants has been released and he is indeed worthy of his hype.READ: Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA DraftFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogComing out of nowhere, the Fil-German forward has proven himself in his stints with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, emerging as one of the hottest prospects in the amateur ranks thanks to his no nonsense game and deceivingly fast footwork.The downside, however, is Standhardinger’s obligations with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club in the ASEAN Basketball League which would keep out of the PBA until April just in time for the second conference. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LA Revilla sends out cryptic tweet amid Kia hullabaloo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Still, it’s going to be a scary sight to see Standhardinger pair up with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo down low, giving the Beermen the deadliest frontcourt combo in the game today.READ: Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft CombineOn the other hand, selecting Kiefer Ravena will further boost San Miguel’s already potent guard rotation as the two-time UAAP MVP will have a chance to learn and thrive with the triumvirate of Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Marcio Lassiter.One of the smartest guards to ever lace up his sneakers, the 24-year-old’s career has been well documented since his days in Ateneo, which earned him slots in several national teams. He had also played in the NBA D-League, before deciding to make the jump to the PBA this year.Whoever is left out of the two will certainly fall into NLEX’s lap with the Road Warriors set to add another foundational player at two.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

College commission’s plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

first_imgMadrid beats Bayern away to take control of semifinal MOST READ NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league’s age limit isn’t working. Requiring U.S. players to be 19 years old and one year removed from high school has sent many of them to a year of college they don’t want, and delayed the full-time basketball instruction pro teams prefer.But whether the league would agree to allow players to come straight from high school again, or want them to wait two years before becoming draft eligible, has been a sticking point practically since the age limited was enacted in 2005 and remains unclear now. Before the age limit was in place, some stars flourished straight from high school including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe league and union were non-committal about change in a joint statement released Wednesday.“Regarding the NBA’s draft eligibility rules, the NBA and NBPA will continue to assess them in order to promote the best interests of players and the game,” Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts said. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The age limit once loomed as the biggest fight during the 2011 negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The league had signaled its desire to raise the age limit to 20, and the union wasn’t going to agree to that. But the league shifted its goals toward extracting financial concessions from the players, and the age limit moved to the back burner and has stayed there.Now could be the time to finally move it forward. Change has to be bargained by the NBA and NBPA, but they don’t need to wait for the next CBA to do it. And with nearly every team having its own G League affiliate, there is a legitimate minor league where 18-year-olds could play without having to do it on campus.WHY IT COULD WORK: Because the timing may be right. With now 27 teams, two-way contracts allowing easier paths to the NBA and a fresh increase in salary, the G League has never been closer to being an option on par with college. As shown recently when high school All-American Darius Bazley chose the G League over his commitment to play at Syracuse, even top players may consider it.WHY IT WOULDN’T WORK: Ending the age limit doesn’t necessarily end one-and-done. Players who know they aren’t going to make an NBA roster out of high school might prefer a tuition-paid year of being the big man on campus at Duke or Kentucky over a year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Fort Wayne, Indiana, or some other G League city.WHY IT’S KEY TO THE SCANDAL: The report cries out for help with one-and-done, noting that “only the NBA and the NBPA can change this rule.” The commission says it may have to recommend ending freshman eligibility or mandating that all scholarships be for three or four years if the age limit can’t be ended in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Silver may agree it’s time for change, but it will come on the NBA and NBPA’s timetable.“We’re not by any means rushing through this,” he said during February’s All-Star break. “I think this is a case where, actually, outside of the cycle of collective bargaining, we can spend more time on it with the Players Association, talking to the individual players, talking to the executive board and really trying to understand the pros and cons of potentially moving the age limit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames FILE – In this June 22, 2017, file photo, top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft in New York. The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league’s age limit isn’t working. Requiring U.S. players to be 19 years old and one year removed from high school has sent many of them to a year of college they don’t want, and delayed the full-time basketball instruction pro teams prefer. But whether the league would agree to allow players to come straight from high school again, or want them to wait two years before becoming draft eligible, has been a sticking point practically since the age limited was enacted in 2005 and remains unclear now. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK — The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today.Change will take longer than that.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Unbeaten Lady Falcons post sixth victory

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins St. Benilde also beat hapless San Sebastian, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, to post its second win in six matches.Adamson coach Airess Padda lauded her squad’s mental toughness.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was a little rough to win on back-to-back days,” said Padda, referring to their four-set triumph over erstwhile unbeaten University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.The win secured the top spot for the Lady Falcons in the semifinals. They will go for a sweep against ousted San Sebastian on Sunday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Big Asian Games test for national basketball squad Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson kept its unbeaten streak going after brushing aside San Beda, 25-16, 16-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-8, on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons started to show exhaustion over their string of victories but still managed to score their sixth win, just one victory short of sweeping the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Red Spikers slumped to a fourth defeat in five starts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Player of the Week: Pinto’s all-around play helps Elite sustain perfect form

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter a slow start to his PBA career, John Pinto is finally making his mark as Blackwater’s chief playmaker in the 2018 PBA Governors Cup where he’s having a breakout stint.Pinto had his best two-game stretch as a member of the Elite the past week, helping his team stay undefeated after impressive victories over the NorthPort Batang Pier and Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘He has more to give’: Wade’s last dance with Heat begins The 27-year-old Pinto, who was drafted in the second round by the Batang Pier in 2014, did it all, averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 2.5 steals the past couple of games to garner the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.He collected eight points, seven rebounds, 13 assists and two steals and hit the game-clinching triple in a 113-111 comeback win over NorthPort on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPinto followed up his clutch performance with an encore of 15 points, six assists, three steals and two blocks in a 124-118 victory over the Gin Kings in overtime.The Elite have emerged as the surprise leaders this conference with a 4-0 record. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

CDB donates US$4.1M to poverty assessment programme

first_imgIn an effort to alleviate poverty in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched a Country Poverty Assessment Programme designed to address the prevailing challenges, and “improve the way its 19 Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) assess poverty and gain access to data from these assessments”. To this end, the CDB has committed an investment of US.1 million to the project which will be conducted over the next five years.At the programme’s launch in Castries, St Lucia on Tuesday, Division Chief of the CDB’s Social Sector Division, Deidre Clarendon noted that more evidence-based policy decisions were needed to end poverty in the Caribbean.“The Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment Programme launched today responds to the pressing need for high-quality data on poverty. Understanding the causes of poverty, who it affects and how it affects them is at the core of making informed, evidence-based policy decisions and helping Caribbean countries make meaningful, measurable progress in reducing and ending poverty,” Clarendon observed.The CDB noted that the programme will enhance the capacity of the BMCs to conduct multidimensional poverty assessments.“Multidimensional poverty measurement considers how poor people experience poverty which goes beyond income considerations, and takes into account other deprivations – of education, health, housing, empowerment, personal security, and more; through the programme, some countries will either adopt multidimensional poverty measurement as stand-alone studies or integrate it into existing national surveys,” the Bank stated.“Across the Caribbean, policymakers rely heavily on the availability of timely, accurate and reliable poverty data to support national and regional development initiatives. Despite making considerable progress on how they measure poverty, many countries in the Region do not frequently update or report on key poverty indicators, and are not able to assess the non-income dimensions of poverty and human development,” CDB added.It was pointed out that CDB’s Country Poverty Assessment Programme will support Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands.Established in 1970, the Caribbean Development Bank is a regional financial institution for the purpose of “contributing to the harmonious economic growth and development of regional borrowing member countries.” Apart from its 19 regional borrowing member countries, there are four regional non-borrowing member countries – Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. Non-regional, non-borrowing members are Canada, China, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.last_img read more

One Mile Primary celebrates NGSA victory

first_img– as student forms part of country’s top 10 The students, teachers and head teacher of the One Mile Primary School in the mining town of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), are celebrating that one of their pupils has topped the region with 521 marks, and seven other pupils have secured top spots in the region.Topping the list of successful students is 11-year-old Shakina McGregor. She has secured a place at Queen’s College. Placing second in the Region is Somira Dainty with 519 marks, while Latanya Edwards placed third with 516 marks, and Zaria Jacobis placed fourth with 514 marks.Some of the additional top performers of the Region and schoolThey were all awarded places at Queen’s College.Also performing exceptionally well were Oroyo Trotman with 513 marks, Anton Ward with 513 marks, and Zalika Dey with 513 marks. They all were awarded places at the Bishops’ High School.McGregor attributes her success to hard work and dedication on her part as well on the part played by her parents and teachers. The aspiring doctor said the news came as a surprise to her, but she is grateful for it.“It feels very overwhelming!” she said, noting that extra lessons and studies were also helpful. “I had to sacrifice playing games, watching television…,” she said.This top student also has encouragement for students writing the exams next year. “I would advise the other students that will be writing the exams next year to study hard and be dedicated, and when things seem like (they’re) getting too hard for you to handle, don’t give up, just try again”, she posited.Dainty, meanwhile, noted that it feels good to be among the top 10 performers. She noted that the results came as a surprise, and she mused that her late- night studies paid off. An aspiring doctor, Dainty also advises students not to succumb to peer pressure, and to focus on their studies.Edwards, who is also an aspiring doctor, said making it in the top 10 list feels “pretty exciting!” “It was a lot of late nights studying with my family, teachers and friends. Certain times I wanted to just stop studying, but I continued,” she said.“I would like to thank Teacher Charlene, my friends, parents and the headmaster”, Edwards added.Zaria Jacobis said she was happy for her achievement. “I’m very happy right now. I never saw it coming. My teacher, Charlene Duke, she helped me a lot”, the aspiring teacher said.Similar sentiments were echoed by Zalika Dey, who exclaimed: “I am excited, overjoyed and surprised!” She attributes her success to daily revision and perseverance even when she felt like giving up, in addition to the encouragement of her mother. The aspiring paediatrician or lawyer advises students to listen to their parents and teachers.Anton Ward, who was very happy about his success, said the feeling was all too familiar to him, since he was part of the top 10 list of students at the school at the National Grade 4 Examinations two years ago. “It feels pretty exciting!” he said, adding that studying hard and familiarising himself with various concepts paid off.The aspiring doctor attributed his success to the assistance and support of his mother. “All of that hard studying really paid off,” he explained.Teacher Charlene Duke, who has taught at the school for 21 years, has three students in the top 10 this year. She said, “Hard work, devotion, dedication, sacrifice and encouragement” were what she believes led to their success. She added that the collaborative effort and team spirit of teachers also paid off.Despite challenges, Miss Duke said, she encouraged her students that the sky is the limit.Headmaster Alister Fraser noted that, for the first time ever, this amount of students has copped top schools. Some 15 of this school’s students have managed to secure spots at top schools in Georgetown.For the first time ever, he said, four students have been awarded places at Queen’s College and four at the Bishop’s High at one sitting.A collaborative effort by teachers, he said, was responsible for the school’s success, and he has congratulated the school’s top student and her teacher, Mr McLeod.“I’m extremely flabbergasted! Extremely excited! This is the first time that our school would have performed this well,” he noted. “I must say thanks to the hardworking staff of One Mile Primary School, especially the four Grade 6 teachers…they would have done an exceptional job… The excitement is too much! We’re more than overwhelmed, more than happy about this year’s performance”, he said.Fraser added that the school would have applied different strategies this year and made fuller use of its teachers, especially those who excel at Mathematics, by having them conduct practical sessions.The additional students on the school’s top list are Akili Reynolds (510 marks), Carlisa Trim (504 marks), Donny Gasper (503 marks) and Miranda Bishop (503 marks). They all were awarded places at St Rose’s High.last_img read more

GTU, Govt enter talks to set up arbitration panel

first_img‒ to meet again on Friday following adjournmentTalks between Government and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) have begun in earnest; as the two sides hope to set up an arbitration panel that can bring to an end one of the most tumultuous pay disputes in recent memory for teachers.The meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Social Protection, Labour Department Tuesday afternoon, centred on finalising the members of the arbitration panel. This includes choosing a chairperson for the panel.A previous meeting between the Union and GovernmentThe two sides were locked in a meeting with Government officials late into the afternoon. According to sources, the meeting has been adjourned until Friday, as more time was requested. Efforts to contact union President Mark Lyte and General Secretary Coretta McDonald were unsuccessful.While conciliation was tried and ultimately unsuccessful, arbitration is expected to produce a definitive decision on benefits for teachers. This is because the arbitrator is appointed as an independent and neutral deal brokered between the two sides.The panel will be expected to broker a new multi-year agreement for the period 2016 to 2020. The last agreement expired in 2015. GTU has already rejected Government’s offer for teachers to get a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19.The offer of $700 million for salary increases for 2018 only were similarly rejected. Following this breakdown, GTU had orchestrated strike action across Guyana. While some schools were open with few teachers present, others remained on complete shutdown.Education Minister Nicolette Henry had deployed some 400 substitute teachers during the period. This number had included retired, trainee and volunteer teachers. Teachers who were on strike officially returned for duty on Monday as per the terms of arbitration.Several have called for Government to move to arbitration, with there even being talk of an overseas-based arbitrator. In a previous interview with Guyana Times, President of the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis recommended that the process be moved on to arbitration.“Scott is not an arbiter. His department does conciliation. And conciliating, it’s not them that makes the decision. Conciliator works with the parties to bring them closer together to arrive at a decision on their own. They have to arrive at a decision. The arbitrator listens to the evidence and makes the decision.”“So what you have here is a situation where the union has been calling for arbitration. Arbitration, in this circumstance, I think is important to be considered, because the conciliator is a part of the Government and represents the Government’s interest.”last_img read more

ORGANISERS OF CHARITY EVENT HOPING FOR A CHAIN REACTION!

first_imgOrganisers of a unique event which aims to link Falcarragh with Gortahork say they need almost 2,500 volunteers to pull it off.The Chain Of Life event in support of the Relay for Life event on May 26th/27th takes place today at 2pm.Organisers are hoping up to 2,500 volunteers will join hands to form a unique human link between the towns. People are not been asked to pay but a donation is being encouraged on the day no matter how large or small.The event itself is expected to take two hours but the good news is that there is a real family day after the human link effort.As well as the Ester bunny, there will be a family barbeque and much, much more.  ORGANISERS OF CHARITY EVENT HOPING FOR A CHAIN REACTION! was last modified: April 8th, 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:Chain of LifeFalcarraghgortahorklast_img read more

SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN

first_imgThere has been huge sadness following the sudden death of Letterkenny woman Mary O’Donnell. Mrs O’Donnell, of Lower Fernhill, who was the wife of Liam ‘Keadue’ O’Donnell, was just 50.Mrs O’Donnell will be buried at Conwal Graveyard following funeral mass at 3pm tomorrow (Thurs). Our sympathies are with the O’Donnell family at this time. SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN was last modified: August 7th, 2013 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