MOE, Save the Children Launch Practical Teaching System

first_imgThe Ministry of Education in collaboration with Save the Children has launched a pragmatic teaching system for children at the primary level.The program is aimed at building the capacity of children in mathematics.Speaking at the official launch Wednesday, May 28 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Save the Children’s director of program operations, Mercy Gichuhi, said the program is a pilot project that Save the Children is using to promote literacy and numeracy.Madam Mercy Gichuhi said “Numeracy boost is one initiative intended for children to acquire skills in Math at early grade. It is to dispel notion that math starts only at higher grade level.”She added that stakeholders need to make the difference at the early grade level for children; “they will love it, enjoy it and use it.”According to her, the numeracy program is intended to focus on teachers, materials, the curriculum, and classroom practices that will shift the math teaching at different level for basic education.She said it also focuses on parents and children, and community participation as the children need not only classroom teaching, but also teaching from parents and community members.According to her, research has shown that sometimes most people attribute to being a men’s course, leaving out women they think are good at reading courses.She called on parents and teachers to collaborate and make the one-year program successful.At the launch, the Math curriculum specialist at the Ministry of Education, Madam Asta Kaba said Gbarpolu, Cape Mount and Bomi counties are the three counties targeted for the program with over 1,500 children expected to benefit in the first year.According to Madam Kaba, schools in remote areas that are expected to form part of the numeracy boost pilot program including the Todien Public School, Mana Gbokai School and the Gbah Public School in Bomi County as well as Falie Public School, Latia Public School, Bo-Community School and Danielson Public School in Grand Cape Mount County.The curriculum specialist disclosed that 30 teachers would be trained for the task.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stingray swimmers compete at local meet

first_img45 Fort St. John Stingray swimmers took to the North Peace Leisure Pool to see how they measured up against swim clubs from Dawson Creek, Prince George, and Mackenzie on Saturday and Sunday. Four records were established at the meet, including two by Stingray members.Jamie Jodoin set a new mark in the 13 year old girls 100 metre breaststroke, and Owen Lang established new records in the 10 year old boys 50 metre freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, 100 metre freestyle, and IM.Swimmers that placed in the top three in their respective categories are as follows:- Advertisement -“O” Cat 1 Division GirlsGold      Rebecca-Mae Arnold (27 points)Gold      Sarah Hannaford (27 points)Advertisement Bronze  RJ Arnold (19 points)“O” Cat 1 BoysGold      Owen Lang (42 points)Silver     Julien Kemp (25 points)Advertisement Bronze  Maverick Arnold (25 points)“O” Cat 2 GirlsSilver     Jamie JodoinBronze  Sarah WebsterDiv 2 GirlsAdvertisement Silver     Connor BrownIn the overall club standings Dawson Creek finished with 672 points as they brought in 65 swimmers. The Stingrays and their 45 swimmers compiled 455 points for second place. Taking third were the Prince George Pisces with 213 points with seven swimmers, and fourth went to Mackenzie as their 12 swimmers came away with a total of 178 points. Silver     Paige Brown (24 points)Div 2 BoysGold      Ethan Semeniuk (21 points)Bronze  Nolan Garden (14 points)Div 4 BoysAdvertisementlast_img read more

Festival of India in Fort St. John today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Festival of India is officially here in Fort St. John today until 7:00 p.m.Among the festivities are a henna station, a kids area, free vegetarian snacks including fruit, singers, dancers, and a whole lot more.The event is taking place on the grassy area across from the North Peace Cultural Centre at the corner of 100th Avenue and 100th Street.- Advertisement -They are celebrating many different cultures and religions from India, including: Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Sikh, to name a few.The event will also feature cauliflower pakoras, and a demonstration of paka yoga and demonstrations of traditional Indian mantras.last_img

Rooney says he wears Everton pyjamas

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney is back with his boyhood club (pic from @Everton). PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 10 – Wayne Rooney has revealed he has been wearing Everton pyjamas for the past 13 years.The England international has returned to his boyhood club on a two-year contract having left the Toffees for Manchester United in 2004. Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt at Goodison Park as Romelu Lukaku posted a farewell message to Everton fans ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.And the 31-year-old said he maintained a connection with Everton after joining United for £27million.“I’ve kept it quiet for the last 13 years, but I’ve actually been wearing Everton pyjamas at home with my kids,” Rooney said.“I had to keep that a bit quiet.“[Wearing the Everton shirt] feels as special as it did 13 years ago and I’m just looking forward now to getting out on the pitch with it on.”Rooney made his Everton debut in 2002 at the age of 16, making his mark with a winning goal against Arsenal, and went onto play 77 games.After being signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, he won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United and was named club captain in 2014.He made 559 appearances and broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record with 253 goals, but had few first-team opportunities last season under Jose Mourinho.–By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Khedira Latest: Arsenal expert pours cold water on Emirates move

first_imgJohn Cross believes Arsenal are out of the running to sign Sami Khedira.The German midfielder is apparently being frozen out at Real Madid, and that will lead to fresh speculation of a move to the Premier League.The Gunners have been linked with the 27-year-old throughout the summer, but Cross, the Daily Mirror’s Emirates expert, doens’t see the move happening.“It will be interesting to see if people go for him,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I don’t think it will be Arsenal. They’ve got so many midfielders there.“And you’ve got to look at the package he wants. It’s a huge amount of money, beyond the transfer fee, for a player who has had a lot of problems with injuries and any buying club has got to have a look at that.“I don’t think he’ll be heading for Arsenal unless it’s a dramatically good deal.“What are you buying there? He’s basically a defensive midfield player. And do you bring a defensive midfielder in as your top earner? You top earner is normally a striker or a top playmaker. You won’t find too many clubs where the top earner is a defensive midfielder.”last_img read more

No way West Ham would let Andy Carroll leave, insists ex-Hammer John Hartson

first_imgFormer West Ham striker John Hartson has rubbished rumours that Andy Carroll could be set for a return to Newcastle United in January, saying there is no way the Hammers would allow their record signing to leave after nursing him back to full fitness.Carroll arrived at Upton Park in 2013 in a club record £15million move from Liverpool, but his West Ham career has been ravaged by ongoing injury troubles.The 26-year-old is no longer first choice up front following his extended spells on the sidelines, though he did come off the bench to score the winner against Chelsea last month.And his hometown club – who sold him to Liverpool for £35m in 2011 – are reportedly hoping to persuade the towering frontman to return and aid their relegation battle.But ex-Wales and Irons frontman Hartson has told talkSPORT he would be very surprised if manager Slaven Bilic allows Carroll to leave after the money and resources spent on bringing the striker back into first-team contention.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “West Ham paid big money for Andy Carroll and they’ve nursed him back to fitness – they’ve been patient with him.“Bilic has told me that he can’t get him off the training ground, he’s enthusiastic and is desperate to play games.“When you’ve been out for so long it’s such an added bonus when you’re back playing and feeling fit and you can train every day.“So I would be really surprised if that happened.“Newcastle are in trouble, but I would have thought West Ham would want to keep hold of him.”last_img read more

Taking in a little bit of ‘Glama’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Phill Dorosky plays tour company operator Jeff Carson. Erika Figueroa is an Olvera Street shopkeeper along his tour route with whom he is in love. The people on the bus include quirky senior citizens, a pouting teenager traveling with her parents, and Andi Rhoads as the passenger who decides Carson must be a drug dealer. Armstrong started acting in community theater six years ago, after years singing in church choirs. His first role was in “Damn Yankees,” singing “You’ve Got to Have Heart.” He also has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in “1776” and Capt. Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” His first musical was a one-act piece done for Antelope Valley College’s annual one-act festival. “It was a musical comedy version of an audit – pretty bizarre concept,” Armstrong said of that work. PALMDALE – A brand-new musical comedy about a Hollywood bus tour operator mistaken by one of his passengers for a drug dealer will open tonight at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in a Desert Opera Theatre show. “Glama” – the name of the fictional tour company – is the first full-length musical comedy written by William Armstrong, a Lockheed Martin employee who in his day job works with computers and who has had previous one-act plays performed locally and elsewhere. “It’s a pure comedy. It’s a farce. There’s mistaken identity involved,” said Armstrong, who wrote the lyrics, music and dialogue. “Glama” will open tonight with a sold-out dinner show. It will continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cultural Center, 38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Tickets are $20. This weekend’s performances were staged with the intention of recording them to create a DVD, which Armstrong can use to interest theater producers. His earlier one-acts have been picked up off the Internet for productions elsewhere, he said. For tickets or other information on “Glama,” call (661) 272-9393.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSURF’S UP IN FANAD AT THE ADVENTURE ONE SURF SCHOOL“IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF IS UP IN FANAD”Monday 23rd July- Today was another fantastic day at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad, it may have been raining but the surf was pumping today!Our kids’ Summer camp hit the waves at 10am and by the end of their session all the kids were up and riding! More good waves tomorrow, but if you fancy something a bit more serene come down to Adventure One Stand Up Paddleboard school in Rathmullan and try the fastest growing watersport in the world.Tuesday evenings we run our popular Yoga/SUP session at 7pm 1 hour of yoga followed by 1 hour on the Paddleboards. The Ultimate workout!The swell today had increased overnight  from Sunday’s waist high mushy waves to well overhead high peeling waves. The surf conditions for Tuesday 24th is more of the same with light Southerly wind conditions and a slowly decreasing swell, so wax up your board and hit the surf!To book a surf or Stand Up Paddleboard lesson call Adventure One Surf School on 086 1931 747 or see our website IainGETTING READY TO PADDLE BOARD AT RATHMULLANADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF’S UP IN FANAD! was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 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:ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF’S UP IN FANAD!last_img read more


first_imgFormer Donegal and St Eunans star Brendan Devenney has no doubt Donegal would beat Dublin if the two sides were to meet.Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney believes Jim McGuinness has the tactical game plan to disrupt the all out attacking fluency possessed by Dublin.Devenney has no doubt should the two sides meet, that Donegal have the players and system to derail the swashbuckling style employed by Jim Gavin’s side.If Donegal defeat Armagh at Croke Park on Saturday, and Dublin defeat Monaghan directly afterwards, it would set up a tantalising All-Ireland semi-final clash between the two counties. According to Devenney it’s a game the whole country wants to see, and with two very contrasting styles of play on show it would be a fascinating battle.Devenney told the Irish Daily Star, “I have no doubt Donegal would win, if the two sides meet, I’d have no doubt at all that Donegal would emerge victorious.“”I just think when a tough defence meets a tough attack it’s easier to lock down a 45 than open it up.“This strength in depth that Dublin have – if their top six can’t break the defence, the other lads coming in aren’t going to have much joy. “I think when there’s players coming off the bench it suits when a game is opening up. But, you see with Donegal, it never does open up.“There is a lot of hype and if it does end up happening I think Donegal will be out to say ‘we’re going to stop your forward line’.Devenney also believes Dublin have problems with their defence, and likewise in the middle sector of the pitch, with Jim Gavin being so far unable to find a suitable partner for Michael Darragh Macauley.I think Dublin have their own problems in defence.“Outside of Michael Darragh Macauley, they don’t know who to be playing alongside him in midfield.” Devenney is expecting star Donegal forward duo Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden to up their respective displays once they hit Croke Park.“I think we haven’t really seen Murphy and McFadden shine that much this year.“If they were to play well, I just think Donegal’s defence would relish that forward line.DEVENNEY – “PUT YOUR MONEY ON DONEGAL TO BEAT DUBLIN” was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Brendan DevenneydonegaldublinnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgA book of Irish language stories by the late Paddy Mc Garvey of Loughanure, the first book from this particular Gaeltachta area since 1969, will be launched in Aislann Rann na Feirste this Thursday night, December 5th at 8 p.m.Trí fichead alt a bhí i gcló ar An tUltach sna blianta (1990 -2003) atá sa chnuasach seo le Pádraig Mac Gairbheith (Padaí Eoin) as Gaeltacht Loch an Iúir i Rosa Thír Chonaill, an chéad leabhar as an Ghaeltacht seo ó tháinig an dara heagrán de Thiar i nGleann Ceo le Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh ar an mhargadh i 1969. Bhí dlúthbhaint ag Padaí Eoin le Niall Ó Dónaill (Niall Éilíse) a chuir in eagar an Foclóir Gaeilge – Béarla i 1977. Ba as Loch an Iúir an bheirt acu agus is cosúil gur spreag Niall Padaí Eoin dul i mbun scríbhneoireachta i dtús an lae.Ina óige d’oibir Pádaí i siopaí Bhriainidh Dhonnchaidh i Rann na Feirste agus Mín Chormaic, bhí sé seal gearr ag obair in Albain agus deich mbliana fichead ina stát- sheirbhíseach leis an Roinn Leasa Sóisialaigh ar an Chlochán Liath. D’oibir sé ar feadh blianta fada gColáiste Mhuire Loch An Iúir mar reachtaire.Thoisigh sé a scríobh do An tUltach sna caogaidí agus scríobh sé chomh maith do Amárach, Anois, Gaeltacht, Ireland’s Own agus Ireland’s Eye chomh maith le mórán clár a dhéanamh do RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta. Is cosúil fosta go raibh tionchar nach beag ag scríbhneoirí eile as ceantar Loch an Iúir ar an fhear óg seo, daoine mar Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Niall Mac Suibhne, Pádraig Mac Giolla Bhríde, Frainc Mac Grianna, Iósaf Ó Searcaigh agus Briainidh Ó Beirn a bhíodh i dteagmháil le Padaí Eoin go minic.Ba i stair a dhúiche ba mhó a bhí suim ag Pádraig Mac Gairbheith agus cuirfidh an pobal suim sa tseanchas áitiúil fá leithéidí Donnchadh Mór, Cassie na bhFlowers agus Mary Pheigí Taimí chomh maith le aistí spéisiúla staire ón pharóiste agus ar fud an chontae. Ba chóir go mbeadh an leabhar seo ina chuidiú do neartú na Gaeilge i Loch an Iúir agus go gcuirfeadh sé le stór seanchais na Rosa atá i leabharthaí mar Na Glúnta Rosannach, Óglach na Rosann,Ó Ghleann go Fánaid, Idir an Dá Ghaoth agus Rann na Feirste.The book was edited by John Sweeney, Loughanure, a close friend of the Mc Garvey family who gave Paddy a commitment before his death in 2005, that his work would be published.The book will be launched in Aislann Rann na Feirste by renowned author An Dr Pádraig Ó Baoighill of Rann na Feirste and Monaghan who spent much time in Paddy’s company discussing folklore and history. There is an open invitation to the launch.‘Scéaltaí PhadaÍ Eoin Mac Gairbheith’ is published by Coiscéim ( and is available from all good Irish language book sellers and in local outlets in the Rosses and Gweedore areas. LATE LOUGHANURE MAN’S BOOK TO BE RELEASED IN HIS MEMORY was last modified: December 4th, 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) Tags:book launchLoughanurelast_img read more