The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has turned over a newly constructed primary school to the Ministry of Education in an effort to provide quality education to the residence of Louisiana Township, outside Monrovia.The new facility, which was formally handed over to the community by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, is the latest to be launched under the Government of Japan-funded initiative to provide safe child-friendly schools to communities across Liberia. The school, which was handed over to the Louisiana community over the weekend, will begin serving Louisiana Town and three surrounding communities in the next school year, increasing access to quality education for over 5,000 residents and their children. The new primary school replaces a dilapidated community structure that had been used as school.During the handling over ceremony Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ramses T. Kumbuyah, extended thanks to the Japan Government and UNICEF for what he termed as great support to the country future generation.Mr. Kumbuyah speaking on behalf of the Education Ministry and the Liberian government, said the Liberian people are pleased with the construction of the school in that it will provide better learning environment for the residence of that part of Liberia.He meanwhile urged the students and authorities of the institution to maintain the properties of the school stating that maintenance should be a priority.“It is easy to have a school built for you like this but it is very difficult to maintain,” MOE Deputy said.He called on all teachers to provide quality education in the classrooms for the students and that they should teach according to the curriculum.Mr. Kumbuyah at the same time warned teachers that there is a new code of conduct, which talks about good ordinance, high quality of disciplines, corruptions. And if any teacher is caught in the act of receiving money from students for grades, sexual favors and other wrong things will be prosecuted, license and certificate will be withdrawn.“Grade 1-9, there will be free education and no fees attached to it, the objective of the Ministry is to increase the amount of kids in school,” the Dep. Education Minister stated.According to the Deputy Country Representative of UNICEF, Mr. Fazlul Haque, Education is the key priority to Liberia.He pledged his organization’s support to Liberia stating that UNICEF will make sure that all children get better education.He said the Government of Liberia has realized the importance of education for the peace and security of the country.“If the country does not give the children proper education, this means the country’ future is not strong. The key element of development is education and every child should be given the right education,” he said.He, too, joined Dep. Min. Kumbuyah to call on the school administration to maintain the property wisely and provide better education to students in that part of Liberia.For her part the former Superintendent for Montserrado County, Madam Grace T. Kpaan commended the Japanese government and UNICEF for providing suitable school for Louisiana Township.Discussing the issue of sexual exploitation and buying of grades in school, Mrs. Kpaan said “If I have my own way, any teacher caught exploiting a student sexually, I will kill that teacher because you have destroyed the dream of the child.”The Louisiana Public School was established in 1939 by Toby Teage and Pauley Teage and was called “Waterside School” located in Louisiana, Montserrado County. Waterside School was operated in the home of the late Fredrick Hines, Sr. from Kindergarten to grade 4.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has come out swinging against the continued absence of new, major investments; criticising Government for the reliance on investments brought under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).The Opposition Leader zeroed in on this issue at his press conference on Thursday. There, he challenged the Government to identify a substantial investment it brought to Guyana since taking up office in 2015.“They have not done a single major investment,” Jagdeo posited. “The two, large gold mines; ExxonMobil… now the Manganese plant… That is their mantra. And they didn’t bring the company here. Can they point to a single investment that they brought to Guyana? The answer is no.”According to Jagdeo, the PPP was once heavily criticised by the then OppositionOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeobased on their management of the economy. This is even though data shows that economic growth, as well as other indicators, is on a downward slide.“These were the same people who were criticising us in the past and saying we are not doing a good job on the economy. They have not brought a single investment. They’re latching on to these investments that came under the PPP and they have no prospect of bringing any investment here.”Foreign Direct Investments have been shown to play a major role in the economic health of a country. An example of this can be seen in the mining sector, where just two foreign mining companies produced over half the output of local small and medium-scale miners combined.In February, it was announced that a number of Barbadian manufacturers and services exporters would participate in an exploratory mission to Guyana to seek new trade and market opportunities.Organised by the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) in collaboration with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the event was intended to facilitate 10 recently formed companies from the island as they seek to network with local businesses.The companies themselves were drawn from the food and beverage, Information Technology, construction, garment and fashion, footwear, media publishing and health and wellness fields. The participating firms included Artel Cimtect Inc (construction), Bibi’s Snacks Inc and Eve’s Creations (food and beverage).In addition, companies such as Carepoint Solutions (ICT), Eastlanders Manufacturing (craft), Locks Protector (hair accessories), Regal Elegance (garment sector), Spa E’scentials and the Healing Power of Touch (health and wellness) and Thorne Publishing and Productions (media publishing) were also supposed to participate.BIDC is a statutory agency of the Barbados Government, with special responsibility for export development and promotion; the establishment and expansion of business enterprises. But even then, the MoU in question was signed in 2014, during the GuyExpo Investment forum, under the previous Administration.There had also been talk over a number of oil companies looking to invest in Guyana.
…suspect nabbed in high-speed chaseA high-speed chase between ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and a motorcar along the West Coast Demerara (WCD) Public Road led to the arrest of one man and the seizure of almost 31 kilograms of cannabis that was being transported inside of the vehicle he was driving. According to CANU, the seizure took place on Thursday at about 23:00h.The ganja which was found by CANUThe driver of the car, a 30-year-old from Zeeburg, WCD, which had three other occupants, has since been taken into custody.The 100 ecstasy pills weighing 56 gramsAlthough the driver attempted to evade the CANU ranks, the car was eventually intercepted in the De William Village, WCD, where the large quantity of cannabis was discovered. When the substance was weighed, it totalled 30.902kg.The three persons who were inside the car managed to escape. According to the CANU, they are in search of the trio.Meanwhile, nine hours later in the ancient county of Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), another man was arrested by CANU ranks after 100 ecstasy pills and a quantity of ‘crystal meth’ were found inside of his haversack moments after he arrived from Suriname.The 254 grams of ‘crystal meth’The man, of Norton Street, Georgetown, had just disembarked a speedboat at about 08:00h on Friday at the “Golden Gloves Speed Boat Service” commonly called the “BackTrack Speed Boat Service” in Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice.One hundred ecstasy pills weighing 56 grams and 254 grams of crystal meth were discovered hidden between pieces of clothing inside of the man’s bag.
1 Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says new boss Guus Hiddink has everything they need to return stability to the club.The Blues are in turmoil after the sacking of Jose Mourinho and large sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd turned on some of their star players during last weekend’s win over Sunderland.Hiddink is returning for his second interim spell at the club and Ivanovic believes that will give him a head start as he aims to lift the underperforming champions.“We all know how experienced he is, how he has everything that we need in this moment to give us stability,” he said.“I hope we are going to work very hard this week and get a good result.“He knows the guys, he knows the atmosphere in the club, he knows the supporters love him, and knows he is always welcome.“He was a success the first time he was here so I hope it will be a good period for all of us.” ‘The only way is up’ – Caretaker Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink
Sinn Féin finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty TD, has said Minister Michael Noonan should use the state’s stake in Bank of Ireland to vote against the salary of CEO Richie Boucher and other directors.Deputy Doherty said: “Minister Noonan has indicated that he will abstain on the vote on Richie Boucher’s salary at the bank’s AGM taking place tomorrow.“Richie Boucher took home €843,000 in 2012. His remuneration and that of other directors is up for approval by shareholders at tomorrow’s AGM. “For Minister Noonan, who is s a 15% shareholder in the bank to not object to this is scandalous. This week the government refused to rule out legislating to cut the wages of frontline workers. It seems austerity is only for lower and middle income earners.“The minister cannot hide behind the fact that it was Fianna Fáil who agreed Mr Boucher’s pay scale. The government has had two years to act on bankers’ pay but has refused to do so. They have bottled it.“The state has sunk billions into Bank of Ireland and now Minister Noonan is refusing to use that clout to make the top dogs face reality and take a pay-cut.” GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO BLOCK MASSIVE SALARY OF BANK BOSS – DOHERTY was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO BLOCK MASSIVE SALARY OF BANK BOSS – DOHERTY
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant For the last five years, experienced homicide investigators, most of them retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, have returned to help investigators comb through cases marked as “unsolved actives.” There are seven such cases in the Santa Clarita Valley and 25 in the Antelope Valley. A grant approved by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 14 provides $500,000 a year for eight investigators to work as contractors, reviewing evidence, audio and video recordings, notebooks, and new technology – such as DNA analysis – that might not have been available at the time the murders were committed. The investigators are also updating computer files to try to identify suspects. “We’re able to take an address or partial name or bit of information and use these as a tool to review the case,” Sgt. Paul Mondry, who oversees the unsolved case unit. “Out of 1,700 cases, we were able to identify 135 for further forensic investigation. All of this boils down to a potential for workable leads. We’ve made more than 30 DNA hits using this system.” In 1991, Valencia homemaker Ann Racz vanished after dropping her children off at her ex-husband’s home. In 1993, martial arts instructor Veronica Estrada was found strangled off Soledad Canyon Road just west of Camp Plenty Road. Suspect Stuart Milburn was tried twice, but both cases ended in mistrials. They are just two of the thousands of Los Angeles County homicide files being looked at by investigators who have turned in their badges, but aren’t ready to turn off their expertise. The retired detectives want to give closure to victims’ families or to colleagues who worked the cases for years without solution. “When investigators talk to the families they are very grateful, even if it means that after all these years, somebody is still thinking of them,” said Dick Adams, who worked 14 years as a homicide detective before retiring. A 1957 case involved two El Segundo police officers murdered while on patrol. The cold case investigators were able to develop new leads on the case and resubmitted evidence, including two partial fingerprints that resulted in a composite print, which led investigators to a suspect who eventually pleaded guilty. “We are having our fingerprint people review all the cases from 1980 to 2000 and enter them into the automated fingerprint identification system,” Mondry said. “As our database grows, the potential for leads increases.” Despite the elaborate laboratories depicted on television in shows such as “CSI,” the reality is that homicide investigators often have to wait years for DNA analysis because of a lack of facilities or budget. Mondry recently received a grant that will pay for carefully-selected cases to be fast-tracked through the system. Out of the thousands of open cases, only 150 will be covered by the grant. “The potential for DNA is extreme, but it takes money and people,” Mondry said. Each homicide’s evidence is compiled in a “murder book,” a scrapbook of sorts that includes a summary of the case, all interviews, field and lab reports, photographs and printouts from various sources. These books are given to the contract investigators who may or may not have known of the case before their retirement. In addition to easing the load on homicide investigators working current cases, the contractors bring years of experience and street smarts developed over time. “If they didn’t use us, nothing would get done,” said Adams. “Not knocking the guys working now, but they just don’t have the manpower to do everything. Before I retired, we were working 30 cases a month and these (cold) cases took a back seat.” Mondry’s unit has had its share of success. It recently tracked a suspect from a 1981 Compton case through Georgia and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, capturing him in Cleveland. In some cases, witnesses who were afraid to testify at hearings have come forward; in others, the evidentiary paths have led to suspects who have since died themselves. Adams acknowledges the limitations of reinvestigating old cases. “We don’t want to get a family’s hopes up or down or raise expectations by talking with them,” Adams said. “If there are things we needed to have done but didn’t have the money to do (when the crime occurred), I don’t want to call them and tell them we’re looking over the murder. “But when we’re able to have the investigators call and let them know we’ve convicted someone, they are very grateful.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 email@example.com HOTLINE If you have information that might help homicide investigators on unsolved cases, call (323) 890-5500. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This is strictly a zoning matter,” Zine said. “If we don’t enforce our zoning laws, we would have chaos when it comes to planning and where certain buildings can be located.” Zine said the club is too close to a residential area and that there have been repeated crime problems associated with its operation. But Diamond and club owner Jamal Haddad said the city has changed how it measures distances, and the club has provided extra security for the area. “We are operating legally,” Haddad said. “We follow all the rules. What the city is doing is violating my constitutional rights by trying to change the rules. All they are doing is costing the taxpayers money.” Diamond said he will review the Department of Building and Safety report to the City Council and is prepared to take additional steps to block closure of the club. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Renewing efforts to close a Reseda adult club, Councilman Dennis Zine won support Tuesday for a study to determine whether the Frisky Kitty is violating city zoning laws. The 13-0 vote ordering a report by the Department of Building and Safety came as the attorney for the club at 18454 Oxnard St. said Zine’s continued threats are “political grandstanding.” “He’s doing this only for politics,” said attorney Roger Diamond, who represents the club. “The Frisky Kitty has nine lives. It’s been open for six years now and it will continue to stay open.” Zine, who has tried to close the club since his election in 2001, said his efforts are designed to uphold city zoning laws that restrict the locations of adult entertainment.
Donegal Tourism Ltd, in conjunction with Donegal County Council, has launched a You Tube channel promoting the county as a ‘must visit’ area for tourists.The launch of a range of new YouTube videos promoting Donegal will ensure that Donegal Tourism reaches millions of YouTube viewers in our international markets.These videos are set to deliver the message that Donegal is a world class must see tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. Donegal Tourism Ltd has commissioned Liquid Media to produce five videos promoting defined tourism activity themes that deliver a marketing message unique to the market segments identified by Fáilte Ireland with equal promotional representation for all regions in County Donegal.The videos will be primarily focused on showcasing the Donegal Brand to a range of targeted tourism visitors and showcase the attractions, activities, destinations, landscapes and much more in County Donegal.Following the success of the Tourism Holiday Guide and the App that were launched earlier this year, Donegal Tourism is launching the first of five promotional videos of Donegal focusing on the Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way on their Go Visit Donegal YouTube Channel.Seamus Neely, the CEO of Donegal County Council and the Chairman of Donegal Tourism Ltd said: “Rich media marketing such as the production and distribution of video content across a wide range of marketing platforms has been proven to deliver success in increasing visitor numbers and brand awareness. In particular the use of YouTube which is one of the world’s largest online search engines. I am delighted that Donegal Tourism is utilising one of the most powerful online marketing tools to reach target audiences. We will endeavour to grow this platform in the months to come”. As part of targeted marketing/public relations activities Donegal Tourism Ltd also offered a limited number of high quality professional videos to the local tourism providers. The project is underway.Visit and subscribe to Go Visit Donegal YouTube channel. We would ask tourism providers in County Donegal to share these videos on their websites and social media channels. Let’s work together to reach our target markets online!Link to the YouTube video https://youtu.be/sCxq_IAMT9kCheck our website www.govisitdonegal.com NEW YOU TUBE CHANNEL TO PROMOTE DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: August 31st, 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) Tags:donegal tourismYou Tube
New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) The Department of Personnel and Training has decided against scrapping a 145-year-old law, which exempts pension from being “attached or sequestered”, though a bill seeking its abrogation from statute book has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.Earlier, the DoPT had asked the Law Ministry to include the Pensions Act, 1871 in the repealing bill so it could be removed from the statute book. One of the key provisions of the law is that it exempts pension from attachment by any court. But later, it wrote to the Law Ministry to remove the Act from the repealing bill.After its passage in the Lok Sabha, the Repealing and Amending (Third) Bill, 2015 is pending in the Rajya Sabha.The Law Ministry is the nodal agency for repealing laws which have lost relevance today.A senior government functionary said that perhaps the realisation that there is no other law in the country which protects pensions led to decision against scrapping the Act.After the DoPTs request, the Law Ministry approached the Union Cabinet to clear an official amendment to remove the Pensions Act from the repealing bill.On March 23, the Union Cabinet cleared the official amendments, paving way for the passage of the bill in the upper house. After being cleared by the Rajya Sabha, the bill will travel back to the Lok Sabha to clear the official amendments.Section 11 of the Act states that “No Pension granted or continued by government on political considerations, or on account of past services or present infirmities or as a compassionate allowance, and no money due or to become due on account of any such pension or allowance, shall be liable to seizure, attachment or sequestration by process of any court at the instance of a creditor, for any demand against the pensioner, or in satisfaction of a decree or order of any such court.”advertisementAnother official amendment cleared by the Union Cabinet relates to the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015. The bill, cleared by the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha, seeks to repeal The Punjab Appropriation Act among other laws. But the Punjab Appropriation Act has already been repealed by the Punjab Legislative Assembly and “inadvertently” became part of the Appropriation (Acts) Repeal Bill, 2015.The two bills seek to scrap a total of 1,053 Acts which have become redundant and are clogging the statute books. PTI NAB SK ANP
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