Help our athletes – Warmington

first_imgAn opposition lawmaker used the floor of Parliament yesterday to charge that the State has not been doing enough for sports persons.Everald Warmington claimed that young athletes are only recognised by the Government at the time of their performance or when they return to Jamaica, and are then forgotten.He said that in recognition of the performance of our young athletes, the Government is to establish a special programme geared at providing for the further education and welfare of young athletes.He said in Parliament yesterday that very often, the State only concerns itself with having motorcades and having special holidays for athletes after they have performed well.”Very little is done for them by the Government to help their welfare and education,” he said.The South West St Catherine MP said that if the Government stepped up to the plate, “they would no longer have to be on the streetside selling bananas after they performed exceptionally well for this country”.Cabinet in December approved the establishment of the Jamaican Athletes Insurance Plan to provide group health and life and personal accident insurance for 1,323 athletes.Guardian Life Insurance and Allied Insurance Brokers have been selected to provide coverage for the athletes. The Jamaica Athletes Insurance Plan has received funding from the Sports Development Foundation, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the National Health Fund, and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.Natalie Neita Headley, minister with responsibility for sports, said at a Jamaica House press briefing last November that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and the Sports Development Foundation had been supportive of the athletes’ welfare, and since 2001, the amount spent for the development and welfare of the athletes increased from $670,000 to $9 million in 2013.last_img read more

Coutinho scores as Barcelona reaches 5th straight Copa final

first_imgKemba Walker to replace Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FC Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring against Valencia during the Spanish Copa del Rey, semifinal, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)MADRID — Another year, another Copa del Rey final for Barcelona.Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal since leaving Liverpool as Barcelona defeated Valencia 2-0 Thursday to reach the Copa final for the fifth straight season.ADVERTISEMENT Ivan Rakitic also scored in the second leg of the semifinals, giving Barcelona a 3-0 win on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the opener at Camp Nou Stadium.The three-time defending champions next face Sevilla in a repeat of the 2016 final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSevilla eliminated Leganes 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.“It’s not an easy feat to make it to the final this many times in a row,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Valencia posed a tough challenge for Barcelona, creating some significant scoring chances at Mestalla Stadium, but the visitors opened the scoring in the 49th minute after Luis Suarez raced past a defender inside the area before crossing the ball to Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, Barcelona’s most expensive signing, slid to reach the ball and sent it toward the far corner.Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since being signed in January, had only entered the match at halftime.“It’s a special moment for me,” Coutinho said. “I had been trying to score this first goal. I finally got it today and it helped the team advance to the final.”Suarez also set up the second goal, finding Rakitic for an easy shot from inside the area after a breakaway in the 82nd minute.Valencia forward Rodrigo hit the woodwork early in the match.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “We had our chances,” Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said. “But they were superior. We competed well but we are not at the same level right now.”It was the sixth straight loss for Valencia in all competitions.“It hurts because we had high expectations coming into this match,” Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech said. “But it wasn’t meant to be. We need to work harder to try to turn things around.”Valencia was attempting to make it to the Copa final for the first time since 2007-08, when it won its seventh title after eliminating Barcelona in the semifinals.Barcelona, which has won the tournament a record 29 times, had eliminated Valencia in the semifinals two years ago, winning 7-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg. It then held on to a 1-1 draw at Mestalla with its second-stringers.Colombian defender Yerry Mina made his Barcelona debut on Thursday by replacing Gerard Pique late in the match. Pique had been listed as doubtful because of a knee injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Head of U.S Health Experts Arrives in Liberia to Ebola Fight

first_imgThe head of a team of 50 U.S health experts promised by the U.S. Government arrived over the weekend in Liberia.The US government, through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently announced plans to send 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus.In fulfillment of that pronouncement, Timothy M. Callaghan, head of the team of health experts assigned to Liberia arrived in Monrovia over the weekend.According to an Internal Affairs Ministry release, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Madam Sheila Paskman said, the team was deployed to support the Liberian government’s efforts toward eradicating the Ebola virus from Liberia.The team, she said, will provide support in Technical areas of coordination and cooperation as well as ensure Center for Disease Control (CDC) step up its response.Timothy, accompanied by US Embassy officials, immediately visited Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly, who is Co-chair of the National Task Force on Ebola.During his visit over the weekend at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Timothy M. Callaghan disclosed that additional 15 health experts are expected in Liberia.He said the team is expected to collaborate with other U.S. government agencies that are already operating in Liberia such as the CDC and USAID, among others.In response, Minister Dukuly expressed his delight and lauded the United States government on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who chairs the National Task Force on Ebola for fulfilling a significant promise in a timely manner.He described the United States as a historical traditional partner who has always stood by Liberians and the nation as a whole.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BREAKING: School of the Nations parents picket Public Security Ministry

first_imgParents of students attending School of the Nations are currently picketing the Public Security Ministry’s Brickdam, Georgetown office in an effort to have the investigation into the threats against the School fast-tracked. The parents have so far revealed that they are willing to offer $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) behind the threats.More details in the February 06, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Liverpool striker set to leave on loan as wages stall departure

first_imgBesiktas could attempt to land Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli on loan with his wage demands currently scuppering a permanent switch.According to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Besiktas have decided they cannot afford the £4.6m salary which the striker has requested.The 25-year-old arrived at Liverpool from AC Milan in a £16m deal two years ago but has managed just one Premier League goal for the Merseyside club.He spent last season back on loan at Milan but started just eight Serie A games and scored only once in the league.He is expected to leave Anfield this summer as he does not feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans and Besiktas are one of the clubs keen on conclude a deal.However, it has been suggested that his wage demands are so far preventing a switch which may mean they attempt to agree a loan deal instead.Should Liverpool accept the request, they could pay a portion of Balotelli’s wages during the loan just to get him off the books in some way.The Italy international has two years left on his current deal at Liverpool but he may choose to join Besiktas for the promise of regular first-team football – and a shot at the Champions League next term. 1 Liverpool striker on loan at AC Milan last year last_img read more

Chaparral School scores improve

first_img “Instead of buying individual boards at $5 to $10 a board, we bought shower boards from Home Depot,” Phillips said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Held usually on the second or third Saturday of the month, the academy usually draws about 100 students, sometimes more. Children receive extra instructional time and can go to the computer lab to participate in tutorial programs. When parents attend, teachers instruct them on how to help children with their homework. Teachers also explain what the state standards are and what they mean, Phillips said. “We talk about how to address standards in parent language as opposed to educational jargon. We teach them how to prepare children for testing,” Phillips said. “With the Latino parents, we take them into the computer lab and show them Web sites that will translate things from English to Spanish and vice versa.” To promote the program, teachers and parents sold craft work and jewelry Saturday at a holiday boutique. In addition, a parent who owns a construction company brought in a work crew to make small dry-erase white boards out of big sheets of shower boards for the school’s 1,100 students. PALMDALE – Chaparral School has been holding classes on Saturdays once a month for three years, and the hard work has raised the school’s academic performance. Saturday Academy is for students who are struggling academically in the classroom and on homework. It is also for parents who want to help their children. “It’s additional help for everyone,” Principal Terry Phillips said. The school’s Academic Performance Index scores have been increasing steadily – from 629 in 2002, to 640 in 2003, to 687 in 2004 and to 697 this year. last_img read more

Make a day of it! Fun free children’s events planned for Cruinniú na nÓg this Saturday

first_imgChildren and young people across Donegal will be treated to an exciting day of creativity on Saturday (23rd June) as part of the first ever Cruinniú na nÓg.The national day of creativity for children and young people will see events being held in 13 venues across the Donegal including local libraries, theatres, the County Museum, the Glebe House & Gallery, An Crannóg in Derrybeg, the Old Station House in Donegal Town and the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter.There is a strong emphasis on doing, making and creating and events will include workshops on digital media, theatre, storytelling, visual art, creative writing, design, science and technology, music and dance.  While booking is essential, all events are free of charge. The events list and booking details are online at: Pop-Up Fab Lab taking place in Carndonagh Community Library from 10.30am to 2pm on Saturday next as part of Cruinniú na nÓgEileen Burgess Cultural Services Manager in Donegal County Council believes that these events are a great opportunity for children and young people of all ages to explore their creative side with experts in different fields.“We are delighted to be hosting these events during what is the first ever Cruinniú na nÓg.  This is all part of the national Creative Ireland initiative which is about celebrating and encouraging children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through a mix of performances, demonstrations, workshops, readings and special events and much more”.Carnival antics at Glebe Gallery – Carnival Dance Workshop & Parade taking place at Glebe Gallery, Church Hill for young adults on Saturday next as part of Cruinniú na nÓgMs Burgess added “we have a great variety of events for young people and there is nothing to stop families from making a day of it and going to several events on the day.  The events are all free and activity-based and there will be plenty of opportunities for young people to get doing, making and creating”.Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and Donegal County Council. To find out more about what’s on visit or follow @DonegalCountyLibrary on Facebook or Twitter.Make a day of it! Fun free children’s events planned for Cruinniú na nÓg this Saturday was last modified: June 19th, 2018 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) Tags:Creative IrelandCruinniú na nÓgeventsThings to dolast_img read more

USDA summer food program helps put safety net under Ohio children

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Celina Gardens Apartments is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Education to provide free meals to low-income children here during summer vacation.“Kids still need access to healthy food, even when school is out,” said Tony Logan, Ohio Rural Development State Director during a site visit. “For four decades now, USDA has worked to ensure children in low-income communities have a strong safety net against hunger beneath them. We’re delighted that one of our outstanding multi-family housing complexes here in Celina has volunteered to host a summer feeding site. Public-private partnerships like this one are helping us combat hunger among our most vulnerable – our children.”More than 26 million American children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, with about half getting their meals free or at a reduced price. USDA’s Summer Food Service Program provides continuity during school vacations. Last summer, Ohio served 3.8 million meals at more than 1,600 sites operated by 191 sponsoring organizations.This year, USDA Rural Development has made a concentrated effort to help expand the program, collaborating with the Ohio Department of Education to match Rural Development-financed properties with school districts and other sponsors. Nationwide, the program is anticipated to serve more than 200 million free meals to children ages 18 and younger this summer.For more information or to become a site sponsor, call Ohio Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Specialist Vera Howard at 614-255-2418.last_img read more

F is for Family: Keeping Families on the Front Line of their Child’s Intervention Services

first_imgBy Kimberly HileJustin with LEGO Mac by Edward Liu, Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0, Obtained 6-13-2016Families entering the “world” of early intervention or early childhood special education do so under a wide variety of circumstances. For some, this may be their first time as a parent; therefore they may have limited awareness of the supports available for their family. Others may have walked through a similar journey before and understand their role in the process. Still others may come from a place of uncertainty or even resistance to accepting the fact that their family story may follow a different path than what they initially envisioned.Regardless of where a family is coming from, every family deserves, and has a right, to be fully included and play a primary role in their child’s intervention services. In order for early childhood professionals to serve as effective partners, they need a solid understanding of how to view each family in light of their current circumstances. Professionals need the tools to meet each family “where they are” while striving to actively involve family members in the manner in which they are comfortable being engaged.On June 23, 2016, Dr. Carol Trivette from East Tennessee State University will present the second part of a linked-series of family-centered webinars.  This upcoming webinar is entitled, Engaging Families to Focus on Intervention Strategies. The session will highlight effective strategies for increasing parent engagement within their child’s intervention services. Dr. Trivette is an internationally known leader in the field when it comes to building a family’s confidence and competence. Her presentation will focus on how to accomplish this very important goal by highlighting the DEC Recommended Practices related to supporting families.Family practices encompass three themes:Family-centered practices: Practices that treat families with dignity and respect; are individualized, flexible, and responsive to each family’s unique circumstances;; provide family members complete and unbiased information to make informed decisions; and involve family members in acting on choices to strengthen child, parent, and family functioning.Family capacity-building practices: Practices that include the participatory opportunities and experiences afforded to families to strengthen existing parenting knowledge and skills and promote the development of new parenting abilities that enhance parenting self-efficacy beliefs and practices.Family and professional collaboration: Practices that build relationships between families and professionals who work together to achieve mutually agreed upon outcomes and goals that promote family competencies and support the development of the child.We will host our second Lunch & Learn (L&L) on June 29, 2016, as a follow-up to Dr. Trivette’s webinar. During the interactive L&L, you will be invited to share personal triumphs and challenges pertaining to your work with families. Meeting families “where they are” and knowing how to actively engage them is a vital piece of the puzzle within the world of early intervention and early childhood special education. We are excited to have Dr. Trivette share her knowledge on June 23 and invite you to share yours during our Lunch & Learn on June 29.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

CRPF jawan deployed at Rabri Devi’s residence commits suicide

first_imgA CRPF jawan deployed at the residence of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, in Patna, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver, police said on Saturday.Giriayappa Kirasoor (29), a constable with 122 battalion of the CRPF, shot himself dead at the RJD leader’s high-security Circular Road bungalow on Friday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Secretariat) A.K. Prabhakar said.The body has been sent to the jawan’s native village in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, the SP said.The weapon, an Israeli-made rifle, has been seized and investigations are on, he added. According to reports, Kirasoor had a “heated argument” over the phone with his wife the previous day after which he was upset.last_img read more