‘Absence of Text Books, Qualified Teachers Hamper Education Sector’

first_imgThe Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), Mr. Benjamin Jacob, has disclosed that lack of textbooks and qualified teachers were serious challenges of the educational sector in the country.Speaking at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Thursday June 5, 2014 on Capitol Hill, Superintendent Jacob said Liberia cannot achieve quality education in the absence of text books and well trained teachers.Mr. Jacob said as part of his program as superintendent of MCSS, he will ensure that almost all of the MCSSS schools in the country will have counselors that will help students and teachers achieve their goals.According to the superintendent, teachers and principals of MCSS have not been able to obtain training since the civil war.He assured the public of creating the necessary avenues to ensure that training is conducted as part of this year’s plan.According to Mr. Jacob, the issues of retroactive payments was already into the budget and will take effect at the end of June and payment will be made into accounts of teachers.According to the superintendent, education can only be achieved through the involvement of teachers, parents as well as the students.He said that they are working to ensure that parents be able to visit their children’s school in order to know their teachers.Mr. Jacob said, “We will ensure that education is attained in our schools, this is something that we have been working on for several months and trying to set the record straight.”The superintendent further explained that, they have been able to get a little quantity of textbooks and other school materials that are currently serving students at different grade levels in the country.The MCSS boss said, a vibrant Policy about Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is being put in place to allow parents be a part of the school, visit the classroom and also know how the teachers teach their children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Never count out the Palmdale girls

first_img“We live in an age of entitlement,” Corisis said. “Unfortunately, in our society, mediocrity is accepted now.” It has never been acceptable to Corisis, who recorded his 500th career victory Feb. 21 – 40-34 over St. Joseph’s of Santa Maria. His 502 career wins (all at Palmdale) lead in the Daily News coverage area and place him eighth in the state. This year, he’s pushed a team that many had written off before the season started. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Nothing done by the Palmdale High girls’ basketbll team should come as a surprise, given its tradition of pulling off shocking upsets. Soon after coach George Corisis took over the unheralded program in the early 1980s, the team pulled off improbable playoff upsets over San Gabriel and Foothill of Santa Ana, considered among the state’s elite. But these days, Corisis might have outdone himself. Palmdale has come through a series of obstacles to advance to tonight’s Southern Section Division II-A semifinals. The Falcons (18-11), who have never won a section championship and are seeking their first title game appearance since 1996, will play Temescal Canyon of Lake Elsinore (22-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside High of Lake Elsinore. Palmdale is coming off a 52-45 upset of Vista Murrieta on Saturday, a No. 2 seed that it trailed 14-3 early in the game. Corisis stresses fundamentals in practices, even in late February, when most of his coaching counterparts allow their players to scrimmage. His teams are known for playing hard-nosed, in-your-face defense. Corisis said he has adjusted to today’s players, whom he finds less accepting of criticism, but is an admittedly demanding coach who pushes players and doesn’t always tell them what they want to hear. last_img read more

Glendale almanac

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Population: 200,200 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category. (2005 Census Data) White/non-Hispanic: 63.58%, Hispanic: 19.72%, Asian/Pacific Islander: 16.20%, African-American: 1.27%, American Indian: 0.32% WEATHER Average annual rainfall: 17.6 inches. Average high temperature: 78 degrees. Average low temperature: 51 degrees LOCAL GOVERNMENT Type: Charter city. City Hall location: 613 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206, (818) 548-4000. City’s Web site: www.ci.glendale.ca.us. Courthouse: 600 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206. TRANSIT General information: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000. Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE). Glendale Traffic and Transportation Division, (818) 548-3960. Greyhound, (800) 231-2222. Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 680-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-RIDE. Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245. Airports: Bob Hope Airport (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena), (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252. UTILITIES Water and power: Glendale Public Service Department, (818) 548-3300. Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200. Telephone: ATT, (800) 310-2355. Cable TV: Charter Communications, (866) 499-8080. Trash: Integrated Waste Management, (818) 548-3916. Recycling: (818) 548-3916. EMERGENCY SERVICES Police: 131 N. Isabel St., (818) 548-4840. Emergency: 911. Fire: 421 Oak St., (818) 548-4814. Ambulance: American Medical Response, (818) 808-2100. LICENSES Animal licenses: (818) 548-2090. Business licenses: (818) 548-3200. Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, dmv.ca.gov. OTHER SERVICES & INFORMATION TV stations (local): GTV6 (public access) (818) 548-4013. Library: Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., (818) 548-2030. Historical society: glendalehistorical.org. Hospital: Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, (818) 409-8000; Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., (818) 502-1900. Postal service: U.S. Postal Service, 313 E. Broadway and 1009 N. Pacific Ave. Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, (800) 481-VOTE or lavote.net. Social Security office: 710 S. Central Ave., Suite 320, (800) 772-1213. Birth, death and marriage records: Los Angeles County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder (800) 201-8999. Animal shelter: (818) 242-1128. last_img read more

Female chess grandmaster pushes limits

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Miguel Alvaro Sarmiento THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY – Susan Polgar discovered chess by accident as a child and has kept stereotypes about female players and gender discrimination in a double check ever since. “I was 4 years old ? and searching for a new toy at home, and I kind of stumbled on a chess set,” the grandmaster told The Associated Press in Mexico City, where she was attending the World Chess Championship that ended Sunday. “I just got curious about it, and my father taught me.” Polgar, a U.S. citizen born in Hungary in 1969, won her first international title at age 12. In 1982 she won her first World Chess Championship in her age category. Despite being the youngest player, she won all 10 of her matches and her career took off. Over her three-decade-plus career, Polgar has toppled barriers restricting women’s access to international tournaments. In 1986 she became the first woman to qualify for the men’s World Chess Championship by winning 15 qualifying rounds – the last of them a four-hour match against grandmaster Levente Lengyel that was over in just 30 moves. Rules barring women kept her out of the championship that year, but her achievement led the International Chess Federation, FIDE, to open the tournament to women the following year. “I felt like I was breaking into an `old boys’ club”, Polgar said. In 1991, Polgar became the first woman to win the title of grandmaster in competition against men and with standard scoring. In 1994 she emigrated to the U.S. and two years later became the first chess player to win the triple crown of international tournaments: the World Blitz and the Rapid and Classical World Championships.last_img

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

first_imgFRIELThe death has taken place at his residence of Willie Friel, Drum, Portsalon. Funeral from there at 10.30am on Saturday for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Massmount, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Oncology Unit, Letterkenny GeneralHospital or St Lukes Hospital, Dublin.  CLARKEThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Tommy Clarke, Magherahane, Raphoe. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral service at his residence tomorrow, Friday, at 1.30pm, and afterwards to St Eunan’s Cathedral Churchyard, Raphoe, for burial in the family plot. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to Medical 3 Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital, and Bethel Christian Fellowship, c/o Ernie Gibson Funeral Director, Convoy or any family member. Family time please from 11pm to 11am.McDAIDThe death has taken place at her residence of Nellie McDaid, Doon, Termon. Funeral to St Columba’s Church, Termon tomorrow, Friday, for 11am Requiem Mass with burial to the adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm till 10am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Donegal Hospice. KERRIGANThe death has taken place at Buncrana Community Hospital of Mary Kerrigan, Meenaduff, Drumfries, Clonmany. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Friday, going to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Buncrana Community Hospital c/o any family member or McFeely Funeral Directors, Clonmany.McCARTHY MOOREThe death has occurred of Veronica McCarthy Moore, Dooen Glebe, New Mills, Letterkenny Her remains will repose at Carey’s Funeral Home, Ballindine, Co. Mayo today from 5pm, with removal at 8pm to St. Joseph‘s Church, Ballindine. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Ballindine.  DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:2011DECEMBER 22DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYlast_img read more

DDTV – PAT THE COPE OUTLINES HIS VISION FOR THE IRISH FISHING INDUSTRY

first_imgMEP Pat The Cope Gallagher has long campaigned on behalf of Donegal fishermen in Europe.Here, along with Paul O’Donoghue, he gives his opinion on how best Ireland’s fishing industry can be sustained and grown in the coming years. With thanks to our friends in Wallace Media for the video.Simply click on the video to play.DDTV – PAT THE COPE OUTLINES HIS VISION FOR THE IRISH FISHING INDUSTRY was last modified: October 18th, 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:DDTVfishing industryPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

‘Enter the rally if you want to drive like that’ – Judge

first_imgA man who performed a doughnut during the Donegal International Rally weekend told a Judge it was a moment of madness.Daniel Haw appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with dangerous driving at Conwal on June 15th last at 4.30pm. Haw, of Henderson Avenue, Belfast, was spotted performing the doughnut by Gardai in his Nissan car which was described as a “Japanese import.”The 26-year-old accused man was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station and later released to appear on €400 bail.Judge Paul Kelly asked Haw what he had to say for himself and asked why he was driving in this manner?“If you want to drive in this manner in this part of the world then you have to enter the rally,” said Judge Kelly.Haw said it was a “moment of madness” and that this was his seventh year at the event and had never been in trouble before.Judge Kelly said Haw had met the case fairly and reduced the charge from dangerous driving to careless driving and ordered him to pay an extra €100 to charity.‘Enter the rally if you want to drive like that’ – Judge was last modified: July 3rd, 2018 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:donegaldoughnutdrivingrallylast_img read more

Groves to conclude big day of sport

first_imgHammersmith boxing prospect George Groves will round off a busy day of local sport.The unbeaten 23-year-old defends his British and European super-middleweight titles against experienced Liverpudlian Paul Smith at Wembley Arena this evening.Chelsea fan Groves will be hoping for a pre-fight morale booster when his team face struggling Blackburn at Ewood Park this afternoon.After recent problems on and off the pitch, the Blues are looking to get back to winning ways following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.The league leaders are coming.Troubled Blackburn are in the bottom three but a win would take them to within a point of Fulham, who play Tottenham tomorrow.QPR face a tough task today, with leaders Manchester City visiting Loftus Road.And in League One, Brentford are away to Sheffield Wednesday.Our non-League teams are also in action, with Hayes & Yeading travelling to Stockport in the Conference, while Hampton & Richmond will attempt to climb off the bottom of Conference South when they host Eastbourne.Elsewhere, Harrow Borough are at home to AFC Hornchurch in the FA Cup second qualifying round, with Wealdstone facing a tricky away tie against Margate.In rugby union, Premiership leaders Harlequins travel to face fourth-placed Bath.Then tonight, Groves takes on former British champion Smith in a Bonfire Night showdown that could pave the way for a world title shot in 2012.Groves is provisionally scheduled to enter the ring at around 10.45pm and the contest is live on BoxNation (Sky channel 456) or can be watched online by clicking here.You can also follow us on Twitter for updates from Wembley.last_img read more

How to Use Your Limited Bandwidth to Get Results

first_imgYou’ll never have the time or the energy to do everything you need to do (If by chance this isn’t true for you, you aren’t working hard enough). The truth is that you have limited bandwidth. As tireless as you may be, there is only so much you can get done in a day.There is limited time, and you have limited energy. Because this is true, it’s important that you have a plan to employ your limited bandwidth getting the right outcomes.Ranking OutcomesIt’s too easy to fall into that reactive mode where you sit waiting for the world to act on you. And it doesn’t take long for the world to show up and drop something in your lap. Someone needs a meeting. Client has a problem. An RFP shows up and gives you something to read and think about. It’s all work; but it isn’t the right work, is it?To effectively use your time and energy, you have to be proactive. You have to take control of the decision as to what work you give yourself over to. You do this by ranking the outcomes you need to achieve each week. Then you start each day by ranking the most important outcomes you need to achieve that day.List them out. What’s the most important outcome you need to achieve? What’s the second most important? Keep going. List them out. I’ll wait right here.Start Early on What’s Most ImportantGreat! You’re back with your list in hand.The most effective way to ensure that you achieve the outcomes you need each day is to front load your day with what’s most important. You start by working on your most important outcome first. Then you can move on to your second most important outcome. And down the list you go.One of the reasons starting with the most important outcome is so difficult for many of us is that it often requires our doing the most difficult work. But that’s why it’s best to do it early in the morning; that’s when you have the bandwidth. Once you’re wiped out for the day, the most important—and difficult—tasks aren’t too appealing.Do you need to call that client with the systemic and persistent problem your team is having trouble getting their arms around? Or is your pipeline weak? Do you really need to prospect? These tasks will get you the outcomes you need, but the tough clients conversations may go wrong, and who wants to prospect if there’s easier work available?The reasons we avoid this work is because of fear. We avoid things that seem to us to be unpleasant (or that even have the potential of being unpleasant). Doing the work that produces the important outcomes we need may not be as pleasant as other work. That’s why it’s critical that you do this work when you have the maximum bandwidth.By ranking your most important outcomes and completing the most important first, you ensure that you produce the results that you need to. Later, if the world starts making demands of you and wipes out your bandwidth, you still leave work with a sense of accomplishment, having knocked off the two or three most important outcomes early in the day.QuestionsWhen do you have the most bandwidth available for your most important work?How do you ensure your energy is spent on your most important work?What work is more difficult to achieve later in the day? How can you move it up? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more