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“Each One Teach One” programme to tackle illiteracy among youths – Youth Empowerment Adviser

first_imgA programme dubbed “Each One, Teach One” project aimed at fostering literacy and numeracy among young people will be launched shortly by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Youth Empowerment.This is according to Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment Aubrey Norton who explained that the programme is aimed at training individuals who will in turn train others with the intention of eliminating illiteracy and innumeracy from the country.“The Each One, Teach One programme is a, ‘trainer of trainers’ programme which seeks to build capacity for a core of young people, to deliver literacy and numeracy to their peers. A lot of our young people are illiterate and innumerate. Now we want to make our young people literate, we want them reading and writing, so we are piloting this programme… We are calling it “Each One, Teach One,” because when we train them, they would go out and teach other people,” the advisor explained.He related that the “Each One, Teach One” programme is among one of the may initiatives being carried out by Office of the Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, “aimed at empowering youths to become self-sufficient and develop them into productive individuals in the society.”He explained that the programme will be targeting youths in communities such as Number 43 Village, West Coast Berbice;  Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice; Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice); and, Suddie, Essequibo Coast, while a special programme would be executed for hinterland youths.“We would have to take the training programme to them rather than they coming to the training programme, so we have scheduled for July, a youth leadership training programme in the Rupununi,” he explained.Norton revealed that at the end of this year, the programme would be reviewed and if it is found to be lacking in any area, it would be modified to make it efficient and sustainable.The advisor further revealed that as of this weekend, Office on Youth Empowerment will commence a training project with over 60 youths in basic leadership skills including effective communication, correct meeting procedures, and the role of the secretary and treasurer.“We have found from moving around the country that a lot of the young people have not been exposed to leadership training. What has been happening is that even when you try to form youth organisations with them, they are willing, but they do not have the skills,” Norton stated.He further pointed out that empowering youths with such skills is important so as to ensure they can benefit from the many entrepreneurship opportunities available within and outside of the country.last_img read more

Guyanese urged to be more health conscious

first_img– as Govt launches ‘Health Expo 2018’The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday launched its inaugural Health Exhibition aimed at sensitising the public of the services being offered within the public health sector, as well as encourage a more health-conscious citizenry.Prime Minister Nagamootoo speaking at the launching of Health Expo 2018 while Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence (fourth from left) and other officials from the Health Ministry are seated at the head table‘Health Expo 2018’ is an inter-ministerial and multi-sectorial meeting and will also focus on developing synergies between the Ministry and healthcare providers as well as the public. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind to be hosted by the Ministry, will be held at the Sophia Exhibition Centre between May 30 and June 2, under the theme “Reaching for a better life with good health.”The expo was officially launched at the Ramada Princess Hotel in Providence, East Bank Demerara, by acting President Moses Nagamootoo, who himself recently underwent triple bypass heart surgery.According to Prime Minister Nagamootoo, while Government has taken certain steps to ensure that the necessary health services are available for citizens, they too should be health conscious and more proactive in taking care of themselves.“Health is not only the function of the Government; we have also, as citizens’ functions, choices to make whether we would like to live long, whether we would like to live healthy, whether we would like to live a productive life and here, I believe, that we have to deal with some reality that if we don’t make those choices while we are young and when you have time to do that… life could be cruel to you, life could be cut short, life could be brutal and you could be exposed to those very things that the health system is set up to look into,” Nagomootoo said to the gathering that was packed with students.A section of the gathering at the Ramada Princess Hotel on Wednesday when the inaugural ‘Health Expo 2018’ was launchedThe health-conscious Prime Minister, who made his first public appearance since resuming work after his February surgery, went on to urge Guyanese to read the labels of food products before purchasing so that they are aware of the contents/ingredients and the quantity. He noted that companies have a way of trapping consumers with their attractive packaging and ‘all-natural’ or ‘0-sugar’ labels when the products contain ingredients such as concentrates.To this end, Nagamootoo posited that a forum such as the ‘Health Expo’ will not only educate the public on what to look for and how to read the content tables but also inform companies as to what Government is looking for in products, especially with regards to dietary contracts such as the School Feeding Programme.Also encouraging healthy diets as part of a larger drive to promote a healthy society was Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. She said, “We hope to make citizens health conscious and take care of their own health. We want to remind people that they are living in a country that’s blessed with an abundance of food that will ensure we not only live long but healthily.”Lawrence further posited that in addition to making Guyanese more health consciousness, the expo is also aimed at informing the public of the various health services that are available.The Public Health Minister further noted that too often persons end up seeking services within the public health sector only after they would have expended large sums of monies at private institutions for services that are being offer free at public institutions.“There are too many persons within our society who are not au fait with the services provided by the Ministry of Public Health and so this expo is to ensure they are acquainted with the services that are provided and about those services that are provided not only at our local health facilities but also at our primary and tertiary health facilities,” she stated.According to the Minister, the expo will also provide an interacting platform for the public to give feedback on the public health services and how they can be improved on.Moreover, during the four-day exhibition period, there will also be a host of activities such as seminars, workshops and a career fair. The latter will aim at closing the human resources gap within the public health sector.last_img read more

Jagdeo slams public entities for intimidating whistleblowers

first_imgCorruptive acts in the public sector have been brought to light in recent times through whistleblowers within these entities.On Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo directed that it is the expectation that these persons’ rights are protected to safeguard a continuation in these reports.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoIn Guyana, however, individuals are being intimidated to report wrongful activities in their workplace through the use of the Guyana Police Force (GPF).“What are they blowing whistle on? It’s corrupted acts. When the world is going in a direction, when you strengthen the rights of those individuals because it’s part of your fight against corruption, in Guyana we want to intimidate these [persons]…They want to use the coercive power of the Police to stop this,” he stated.On May 31, 2019, the personnel staff and chief accountant at the Public Service Ministry were sent packing by Minister Tabitha Sarabo-Halley shortly after she was appointed to that post.When the news broke about the arbitrary firing of these employees, the Government initially denied firing them, but one week after, Director General Joseph Harmon confirmed that, indeed, the workers were sent home.But he said higher authorities had since intervened and the dismissed staff were eventually sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He had maintained that the staff in question are still employees of the Government as the decision by Minister Sarabo-Halley to terminate their services has been halted.Public Service Minister Tabitha Sarabo-HalleyJagdeo had contended that they were sent packing since it is presumed that they had exposed cases of corruption in the Government. One of those revelations are that the children of a senior Minister allegedly received over US$86,000 in 2018 monies that were transferred from the Department of Public Service. Then again this year, another transfer of millions reportedly took place.According to him, the Public Service Minister rushed to illegally fire all the staff in the department that had access to this information, since the Government believes that those fired workers had sent information to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).A special Board of Inquiry (BoI) was later commissioned by President David Granger to probe the actions of Sarabo-Halley. Guyana Times understands that the investigation has been completed but the report is yet to be revealed.Meanwhile, he also relighted similar events which have been unfolding at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and urged the Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia, to release pertinent information to the public, which have instigated suspicions.“We have asked them to disclose issues surrounding corruption. I’m sure it is not an offence and Guyanese would want to know. That is not protected by the secrecy surrounding people’s tax files. Guyanese would want to know from the Commissioner General, in his tenure, how many luxury vehicles were seized and not placed on public auction [and] given or sold cheaply to individuals associated with this Government. You should be able in light of transparency. This is not a secret thing,” he related.During an earlier press conference, he revealed that hundreds of motor vehicles were being imported into Guyana and were not being placed on the register for Want of Entry and, therefore, were never gazetted and put up for action. In fact, Jagdeo posited that these motor vehicles were finding their way on to the streets.Meanwhile, at the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GS&LC), alleged corrupted activities surrounding the giveaway of lands were recently revealed. Instead, Commissioner Trevor Benn called on the Police to conduct a probe where he promised that liable staff members would be “condignly dealt with”.last_img read more

Sven-Goran Eriksson pays tribute to ‘fantastic’ Frank Lampard after his England retirement

first_imgSven-Goran Eriksson joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday and paid tribute to Frank Lampard after he announced his England retirement.Lampard was a key part of Eriksson’s squad during his five years in charge of the national team and the Swede described the midfielder as a ‘dream’ to work with.“He has been fantastic for West Ham, for Chelsea, for England,” he said. “He was a super professional always.“He worked hard, tactically he was very good. He was a very, very good footballer and it is a dream to work with players like that.”last_img read more

Fabregas braced for home bow as PSG return from the sun

first_img– Cesc back for Monaco –Cesc Fabregas got his first taste of the unusual experience of a matchday in Monaco in midweek, but the Spain star had to watch from the stands as Thierry Henry’s side drew 1-1 with Nice, coached by another former Arsenal star in Patrick Vieira.Signed from Chelsea last week, Fabregas impressed on his debut in a 1-1 draw at Marseille, but the 31-year-old was ineligible against Nice, a match that was originally due to be played in December before being postponed.Just hours after admitting to journalists it had been a wrench to leave the Premier League, Fabregas sat next to fellow new signings Naldo, Fode Ballo-Toure and William Vainqueur to watch the Cote d’Azur derby.Now the new signings are available again as Monaco host Strasbourg still searching for a first home win of the season as the relegation-threatened side look to climb the table.“With the new signings we are going to do some interesting things in the weeks ahead. I am convinced of that,” said Monaco’s French World Cup-winning full-back Djibril Sidibe.– Camel racing –Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in light-hearted mood during PSG’s trip to Qatar this week © AFP / KARIM JAAFARPSG have spent the week in Qatar, the land of their owners, a trip set up primarily to keep sponsors happy.Thomas Tuchel’s side did squeeze in some warm-weather training, but the capital club were also keen to point out that they became “the first football club in the world to take part in a traditional camel race”.It remains to be seen whether that will have been the best preparation for a busy spell building up to the trip to Manchester United in the Champions League on February 12.On Saturday, PSG — still unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season and 13 points clear atop the table — host bottom-of-the-table Guingamp with revenge on their minds.Guingamp visited the Parc des Princes just last week and won 2-1 in a League Cup quarter-final, inflicting a first domestic Cup defeat on Paris in five years.– Rhone derby –The derby between Saint-Etienne and Lyon is the most authentic in the French game, and can be one of the most fiery anywhere in Europe.Wahbi Khazri (L) celebrates one his two goals as Saint-Etienne beat Marseille in midweek – Les Verts are in fine form ahead of the derby against Lyon © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDWhen Lyon won 5-0 in Saint-Etienne last season, a pitch invasion by angry home fans caused a lengthy stoppage before the final five minutes were played out in an almost empty stadium.A repeat of that scoreline seems unlikely this time, but the stakes are high. Les Verts are still unbeaten at home this season and lie third in the table, two points better off than Lyon, who needed a late Nabil Fekir free-kick to draw in Toulouse in midweek.– Can Garcia survive at Marseille? –It has turned into a wretched season for Marseille, last year’s Europa League runners-up.How much longer will Rudi Garcia last in charge of Marseille? © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDThe southern giants have already been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions and the Europa League, and slumped down into mid-table on a nine-match winless run.The latest setback came in a 2-1 defeat at Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, when Dimitri Payet was left on the bench for the whole 90 minutes.The pressure on coach Rudi Garcia continues to increase ahead of Sunday’s game at Caen.FixturesFridayLille v Amiens (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Guingamp (7pm), Monaco v Strasbourg, Nimes v Toulouse, Reims v Nice (10pm)SundayRennes v Montpellier (5pm), Angers v Nantes, Caen v Marseille (both 7pm), Bordeaux v Dijon (9pm), Saint-Etienne v Lyon (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas is set to make his home debut for Monaco in Saturday’s game against Strasbourg © AFP/File / Christophe SIMONPARIS, France, Jan 18 – Cesc Fabregas is set for his home debut as a Monaco player, while Paris Saint-Germain look for revenge against their recent Cup conquerors Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.AFP Sport picks out four things to watch in France on a weekend that will be capped by Sunday’s derby clash between Saint-Etienne and Lyon.last_img read more

Chelsea star Oscar released from hospital following heavy collision in Arsenal draw

first_img Chelsea midfielder Oscar is treated after being clattered by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina Chelsea have received a boost for their Premier League title run in with news midfielder Oscar returned from hospital with no serious injuries following Sunday’s draw at Arsenal.The Brazilian international was pulled off at half time and immediately rushed to hospital following a heavy collision with Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina.Mourinho said his staff were a “little scared” but the boss confirmed the 23-year-old returned home late Sunday evening and could be cleared in time to train with the team ahead of next Wednesday’s trip to Leicester.Asked how Oscar is, Mourinho said on Monday: “I really don’t know. I know that he’s not in the hospital. He slept at home. He should be arriving [for training].”On whether the player had suffered concussion, he added: “I’m not sure of that. We saw his face swelling and at half-time we don’t want to go for any risks.”The point at Arsenal restored the Blues’ ten point lead at the top of the table and leaves them just two wins away from securing top flight glory.The full Chelsea squad will travel for training at St George’s Park on Monday and Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s night’s match King Power Stadium.Mourinho is still to determine if Diego Costa will be fit following the hamstring problems which have seen him miss the last four games.“If it was a player without an injury history I would play him, but because he’s a player with a history I have to think about that,” Mourinho said.“We need five or six points. If we can get one or three on Wednesday it would be very good for us, but after Leicester we have still four matches to play. We have to decide.”Mourinho is taking nothing for granted when it comes to the title and knows the Foxes, who have won four straight games, are a threat.“It’s such a difficult league, if we are champions on the last day I am more than happy with that,” he said. 1last_img read more

Valley’s best set for duel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The two schools were in different divisions in 2002, and they each won a division title. Those with ties to the two schools wanted a more meaningful matchup than an occasional tournament game so the Orange Crate Classic was born in time for the 2003 season. Damien has won the first two Classics and has no intention of giving up the trophy, even though the Spartans have a young team and have struggled at times early in 2005. The Spartans, ranked fourth in CIF-SS Division V, are led by Troy Carter. The junior driver has more than 50 goals and 30 assists. “He’s a lefty,” Damien coach Andrew Gates said. “Left-handers are worth their weight in gold. You never want to let them go.” The Bearcats have a new coach in John Ashby this year and are ranked No. 1 in Division VI. It’s taken a while for Bonita to adjust to Ashby’s new motion offense, but the Bearcats seem to be settling in and should be considered the favorite for Saturday’s match. The Bearcats are led by juniors Danny Hatch and Brett Hayes. Hayes played on the USA Youth National Team and has been the quarterback in the new offensive scheme. “This is my first Classic,” Ashby said. “I have talked to a lot of Bonita alumni and have adopted the philosophy that winning the Orange Crate is one of the goals for every season.” – The San Antonio League has a new team — Cathedral — for water polo, meaning the league will have three playoff spots available. Nogales has moved into the playoff picture, along with undefeated Rowland and defending league champion Walnut. “A couple of major penalties hurt us the first time against Cathedral,” Nobles coach Alex Matal said. “We’ve had a lot of close games but have improved a lot, so our goal is now to make the playoffs.” Senior Chris Sakacs leads the Nobles in scoring and assists and a pair of sophomores — goalie Magic Olmos and utility man Alfredo Villapando — have been pleasant surprises for Matal. Olmos is averaging almost 10 saves and Villapando has been outstanding in his first year of playing water polo. “Alfredo has been a Junior Olympic swimmer,” Matal said. “He came out two weeks before the season and has picked up the game surprisingly quick.” – San Dimas, the Montview League’s defending champion, is undefeated after the first round of play. Senior Darren Gealta and junior Steven Salvage have led the Saints’ offense but will have to be on top of their games Friday against La Puente. “La Puente was the only team to beat us last year,” Saints coach Seima Rafidi said. “We only beat them by one the first time this year and our goal is to stay undefeated.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Damien will host this season’s edition at noon Saturday in a game that is expected to attract a large crowd. Bonita and Damien used to be in the same division and met in the CIF-SS finals in 2001, with the Bearcats winning the title. center_img Next to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, the Orange Crate Classic has become the year’s biggest water polo match in the San Gabriel Valley. The Classic matches crosstown rivals Bonita and Damien high schools in an annual shootout for the Orange Crate Trophy every third Saturday in October. last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Set for Final Non-Conference Action

first_imgOmaha (2-5-1) had its three-match undefeated streak ended by Creighton on Sunday. The Mavericks won the last meeting against Drake, 2-1, in Omaha, Neb. during the 2015 season. The all-time series between the schools is tied at 2-2. Western Illinois (1-7) earned its first win of the year with a 9-1 victory over Chicago State last week. The Leathernecks and Bulldogs are playing for the first time since 2014 as Drake leads the all-time series, 6-4. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team hosts Omaha on Wednesday in a 7 p.m. match at the Cownie Soccer Stadium. Following Wednesday’s game, Drake visits Western Illinois on Sept. 24 for a 1 p.m. matinee contest. This week is the final non-conference action for the Bulldogs who will start Missouri Valley Conference play against league newcomer Valparaiso on Sept. 30. The successful week for the team started with a 1-0 victory at Creighton with freshman Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa) scoring the game winner against the Bluejays. It is the first career goal for Bormann, who was named MVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday. She also has tallied two assists this season, which is tied for the team lead. Drake’s wins over Creighton and UIC last week improved its overall record to 5-3-1. The Bulldogs are vying to finish with a .500 or better record in non-conference action for the second-straight season.center_img Drake defeated UIC, 2-1, in overtime at home to close the week as senior Rachel Wanninger (Johnston, Iowa) scored a golden goal to give the Bulldogs their second overtime win this year. Redshirt senior Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.) had the first goal of the game as she has 30 career goals, which is two away from the all-time Drake total and tied for ninth in MVC history. Rodgers has a team-high three goals and seven different Bulldogs have scored one goal as the team has netted 10 this year. The Valpo match will be the first of three consecutive home matches for Drake with Indiana State (Oct. 6) and UNI (Oct. 10) making the trip to Des Moines. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cardinals breeze past Sutter at home

first_imgCorning >> The Corning boys had little trouble getting a win Friday night over the visiting Sutter Huskies, 67-28.It was all Cardinals in the first half and the teams went to the locker room with Corning up 39-15. With a big lead, coach Kurt Wilkins pulled his starters a few minutes into the third period.Not much changed for the Huskies, though, and they were held scoreless more than six minutes into the third, breaking the drought with a pair of foul shots with 1:44 left in the frame.“We …last_img read more

Tigers outlast Panthers, stay undefeated in Big 5

first_imgJaden George had 22 points, including a perfect 12-12 night from the charity stripe, Garrett Hall poured in 14 points and the Arcata Tigers nabbed an important Big 5 Conference win a few miles north at its rival’s house, defeating the McKinleyville Panthers 74-69 Saturday night at McKinleyville High.“I thought this was the first game where we stayed composed and in rhythm even when our opponent went on runs and took the lead,” Arcata head coach Dusty Scofield said. “Games like this is what the …last_img read more