– mother thanks public for assistanceBibi Khan, mother of eight-year-old Mathew Zaman who became paralysed following an accident on the Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara in December 2017, is counting her lucky stars that the young boy is showing signs of improvement.Injured: Matthew ZamanKhan related that she had been praying for her son over the months, and this is a stage of comfort with the development in his condition.The mother of eight explained that Zaman could not speak, or move his hands and legs, but is now able to sit up with little assistance.“We try to see if we could get him to sit up, but he can’t sit up for long; he does sit up for 10 minutes at a time”, the elated woman told Guyana Times during a telephone interview. Although he showed some improvement, he cannot breathe without the help of a tube in his throat.Khan added that she has been contacted by several organisations throughout the country, and they willingly contributed to the cause with the aim of getting Khan better.Other persons have shown interest in Zaman’s case, and are also willing to assist the family. “People (are) donating things for him, but he needs financial help,” Khan’s mother noted.Nevertheless, she is thankful for all the love and appreciation shown to her and little Matthew Khan over the last few months.Little Matthew was struck by a minibus outside their home at Lot 20 Felicity Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara on December 18, 2017 while he was playing.The mother, who was almost brought to tears as she recalled the incident, said she was at work when she heard about her son’s tragedy, and she immediately rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where, to her horror, when she arrived there, her son was motionless.Little Matthew sustained a fractured skull, which resulted in swelling in the brain; damage to his lungs, and injury to his spine, which hinders his mobility. At just eight years old, the child’s life has come to a drastic point, where he is unable to function like a normal child his age.Breathing only with the help of tubes, due to the damage to his lungs; and feeding only through tubes as well, little Matthew has met a cruel fate. Recognising this, his mother said, she quit her job as a domestic worker to care for her baby. Khan, a mother of eight, said she had no other option but to leave her job.She said this phase of their lives has become very challenging. Matthew’s dad does not play a role in his life, after his parents separated when he was just two years old; so his mother is left to grapple with all the expenses of raising her children and caring for Matthew. Khan says she has a 26-year-old daughter who assists her.The driver involved in the accident had allegedly been charged for dangerous driving last December, and was released on $100,000 bail.The matter was adjourned until July 23.
…through funding from CGX, Frontera EnergyThe University of Guyana has inked a collaborative agreement with Trent University for advanced academic and research programmes in sustainable transformation courtesy of CGX Energy Incorporated and Frontera Energy Corporation.Officials of the University of Guyana, Trent University, CGX, Frontera and the Energy Department during the launching eventAt a launching ceremony on Thursday at the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown Campus, it was announced that the partnership will feature doctoral and master’s degrees programmes being pursued.The 12 individuals will travel to Canada to pursue studies under a fully-paid scholarship. However, the research programmes will involve additional persons. Upon completion of their studies, the recipients will be required to return to Guyana and serve the university for a period of time.The programme will run for five years and is worth CDN$5 million. The aim is to equip individuals with the knowledge, who in turn, will train the next generation of highly skilled Guyanese.As part of the training and research, topics such as water quality, sustainable food and agriculture, Indigenous studies, natural products and chemistry will be magnified.According to Deputy Vice Chancellor of UG, Professor Paloma Mohamed, the selection of candidates will be fully impartial and dependent on the qualifications of applicants. In the near future, the University will advertise the programmes that will be offered.“It’s gonna help to create 12 terminal degrees, so master’s level as well as couple of PhDs. So people in the system by open competition. We’re not handpicking anybody. The best of the best will have to apply and they’ll rise to the top,” Mohammed informed.According to Vice President of Operations at CGX, Michael Stockinger, local content should be incorporated in country’s operation. For this initiative, they are willing to support in the technical and financial departments.“We have a unique perspective, which is, always incorporate local content. From day one, all of our operations have been based in Guyana. We’re very pleased to incorporate Guyana in all aspects of our business. We consider this initiative ground-breaking and outward looking. We will not be involved in the actual operations of this programme but we will help it both financially and technically,” the Vice President stated.He further expressed that this paves a way for persons to return with additional qualifications to serve their country.“The newly-developed, high-quality personnel will give back to Guyana, which is also very important in the form of training and/or research. So it is definitely focused all on Guyana…To do this now makes a lot of sense. We will be able to utilise the benefits financially and technically that will be available from oil and gas development”.Meanwhile, Energy Director, Dr Mark Bynoe lauded initiative by the energy companies, stating that it will build local capacity. Moreover, the importance of corporate responsibility to a company’s credibility was also highlighted.“A sound, robust corporate social responsibility framework and organisational mindset can genuinely help those companies seeking to do business in Guyana, to deliver public value outcomes by focusing on how their services can make a difference in our country,” Bynoe related.Applications will be opened for interested persons in the near future, and based on their compliance with the requisite criteria, they will be selected.
Not every parent knows that a child’s name, address and home telephone number must by law be made available to recruiters unless they sign a form opting out, or that every public school using federal funds must allow recruiters access to students on campus, said Kathleen Duba, deputy superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District. The opt-out forms are always available, including online, she said. Much of the discussion, some prompted by questions from the audience of about 35, was on recruiters’ tactics – promises of foreign travel and money for education – the amount of access they are allowed without parental knowledge or consent, and perceptions that poor or minority students are disproportionately targeted. “High school is the wrong place. … The educational system should not be complicit \ enticing vulnerable minors” into the military, Inouye said. “They don’t explain it’s not like any other job, that if you want to, you can’t get out.” Sam Johnson, director of the JROTC and a 30-year veteran, said not everyone in the group goes on to a military career, but everyone learns valuable lessons in leadership and self-reliance. Lee Anthony said his son, a Marine officer serving in Iraq, was courted by recruiters in high school but joined up after college. His advice to parents is to “get all the information you can possibly get … have an open forum with family, be wary of promises, have them clarify, have a plan, have a goal, and don’t go into it blind.” PASADENA – Efforts to sign up young military volunteers in a time of war has increasingly put a spotlight on the presence of recruiters on public school campuses and the role of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in filling the ranks. A wide-ranging panel discussion on “Military Recruitment: What Families Need to Know” was held Saturday at Pasadena City College, featuring viewpoints from across the spectrum – from Marine, Army and Navy recruiters to the founder of Coalition Against Militarism in Schools. Arlene Inouye’s CAMS organization recently succeeded in halting the JROTC program at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. “I really agree with both sides,” Shirley Bernstine, whose son was recruited into the Navy from college, said afterward. “I’m not against the military, but we do have to have protections for our children – and every child is our child. There was a lot of information given meaningful to all sides.” Foster children may be particularly drawn to military service, said Theresa Reed, a former foster child and JROTC member who decided against a military career as a way of paying for college. “Yes, I was grateful for that option, but \ may need to go outside to get unbiased information,” Reed said. Duba said families must talk about options “long before military recruiters approach” as they would with anything that affects their children. The panel discussion will be broadcast in four segments on PCAC Channel 56, starting 10 a.m. March 6, on organizer Shirlee Smith’s “Talk About Parenting” program. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“They (Wildfire Management Team) have pumped some hose and had it totally guarded, and now it’s just in mop up,” Fire Information Officer, Jill Kelsh said. “So, they’re just basically putting out hot spots and things like that.”During the fire’s peak, it was only reported as 1 hectare in size.The wildfire was initially reported on Monday, August 11.- Advertisement -The cause of fire is still under investigation.
1 Dwight Gayle celebrates his goal against Tottenham Alan Pardew enjoyed a dream start to his Crystal Palace career as his side came from a goal behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park.A Dwight Gayle penalty and a late Jason Puncheon strike cancelled out Harry Kane’s second half opener.Kane had opened the scoring early in the second half, but in front of a buoyant home crowd the hosts hit back emphatically with Gayle and Puncheon ensuring Pardew enjoyed a dream homecoming.The visitors dominated the early proceedings but failed to create any real moments of magic, as Pardew’s men pressed and forced Spurs into efforts from range.Mauricio Pochettino’s side should have had the goal their dominance deserved after 21 minutes as Christian Eriksen went close for Tottenham.The impressive Danish international has been in fine goalscoring touch this season, but after latching onto Kyle Walker’s low cross he could only fire wide from eight yards out on the half volley. That near miss seemed to wake the Eagles up, with Glenn Murray and James McArthur both heading over from promising positions as they began to gain a foothold in the game.And it was Murray who nearly gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half.The former Brighton forward collected a neat back-heeled pass from McArthur to run one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, but the Frenchman came out brilliantly to keep the scores level at half-time.Pardew’s half-time team talk failed to have the desired effect as four minutes into the second half Tottenham went ahead. And it was that man Kane again – who made it seven goals in seven games as he collected Nacer Chadli’s ball before firing past a wrong-footed Speroni.The former Newcastle boss would have been pleased with his side’s reaction to going a goal behind as Gayle forced Lloris into another smart stop.A darting run into the box from Joe Ledley resulted in a clumsy looking challenge from Benjamin Stambouli which gifted Gayle the chance to finally beat the French keeper from the spot.The ex-Peterborough man strode up confidently to smash the ball into the bottom left hand corner to score Palace’s first Premier League goal under Pardew.The Eagles felt they were due another penalty when the ball appeared to strike the hand of Kyle Walker inside the box, but referee Anthony Taylor waved play on.But the Palace faithful were sent into raptures moments later after good work from Wilfried Zaha – who continued to cause the Spurs back four trouble before playing the ball to Puncheon who fired home with ten minutes remaining.Spurs pushed for a late equaliser but missed the chance of climbing into the top four with the defeat, while Palace recorded only their second win in 15 matches to move out of the relegation zone.
Saint Etienne are set to snub a permanent deal for Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.Van Wolfswinkel, who signed for Norwich in a club-record £8.5m deal in 2013, was shipped out on loan to the French side after enduring a miserable first season in the Premier League.It had started well for the forward, who scored on his debut, but he failed to register another goal all season and the Canaries were relegated to the Championship.After being moving on season-long loan to Saint Etienne last summer, it has been an up-and-down campaign for the Dutchman, who has scored five in 25 Ligue appearances.There were suggestions that the Ligue 1 side would look to sign him permanently but, according to sources in France, they are now preparing a move for Toulouse hotshot Wissam Ben Yedder instead and will send The Wolf back to Norfolk.Ben Yedder has scored 11 in 30 this term despite playing for struggling Toulouse and Saint Etienne will reportedly move for him if his current side are relegated. 1 Ricky van Wolfswinkel
The funniest Steven Gerrard reaction to his slip A year ago today, on 27 April 2014, Liverpool fans saw their team’s title challenge slip away with a devastating loss to Chelsea at Anfield.Demba Ba memorably capitalised on a Steven Gerrard mistake to race through and score the Blues’ first goal in a classic smash and grab 2-0 win.After the Liverpool captain’s error, there were plenty of football fans – with Chelsea, Man United and Manchester City heading the queue – who could not wait to rub salt into Kopite wounds.And while Gerrard has had an incredible career that most people can only dream of, if you’re not a Liverpool fan you’ve got to laugh at some of these jokes… 1
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks to Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour about the evening’s League Cup action, including the north London derby at White Hart Lane.Arsenal are favourites 7/5 favourites to claim victory over their rivals, while Tottenham are 19/10, but Gunners hero Parlour believes,with both managers likely to name strong sides, it could go all the way to a penalty shootout to decide the victor.It’s a big game for Spurs’ out-of-form striker Harry Kane – could he net his first Tottenham goal of the season against the Gunners? He’s 11/2 to score first at the Lane…Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has questioned Jurgen Klopp’s training methods, believing his demands of intense play could be the cause of the Reds’ current injury crisis.Klopp now has TEN first team players on the sidelines after Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren limped out of Tuesday’s 1-0 League Cup semi-final first leg win at Stoke City.What is even more worrying for the club is that the double blow takes their tally of hamstring problems up to at least five, with Martin Skrtel, Divock Origi and Jordan Rossiter also out with the same issue, while striker Daniel Sturridge is still rehabilitating from one.On his arrival as manager, Klopp insisted he would bring ‘full throttle football’ to Anfield.But ex-boss Evans believes the intensity of their daily training combined with the pace of the matchday play could be to blame for their injury woes.“The injuries are a massive worry,” Evans told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I wonder what kind of training Jurgen is doing in between matches. It seems like he is trying to do mini pre-seasons between games and if you’re playing at that intensity in games and then do heavy training sessions you’re going to end up with these muscle injuries.“They’ve got four or five hamstring injuries, so something is not right somewhere. You’ve got to look at what you’re doing at training and maybe be a bit more sensible.”Klopp admitted following Tuesday’s cup win that the Coutinho and Lovren blows may force him to spend over January, something he previously said he wanted to avoid.But Evans has urged the boss to use the opportunity to strengthen, especially with recent injuries leaving only Kolo Toure – who appeared to be struggling with cramp in the closing stages against Stoke – as Liverpool’s only remaining fit central defender.He added: “We’ve more or less run out of centre-backs now so I think Jurgen will be looking to do something in the window. If you need players, go and get them!”
Fáilte Ireland recently launched the Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects which will provide a pool of €65m in investment to develop new, or boost existing, tourism experiences and attractions across Ireland.The scheme, which will run from 2016-2020, is now open for applications from the public, private and voluntary sectors including community groups and support for commercial projects. Under the scheme, capital grants in excess of €200k and up to a maximum of €5m will be available.Information sessions are being held across the country including Donegal to inform potential applicants about the application process including the guidelines, state aid rules and timelines as well as the background and context behind the scheme. DONEGAL – Thursday 14th July, Harvey’s Point Hotel from 10am to middaySpeaking about the new scheme, Paddy Mathews from Fáilte Ireland said “This scheme is central to the future development of the tourism sector. If we are to compete internationally as a compelling destination, we need to think big. Therefore, we wish to fund a number of big projects around the country which have the scale, the strength and the appeal to attract many more overseas visitors to our shores. We are also anxious to fund attractions and projects across all our destination brands and, ideally, we will have a good level of applications from all parts of the country.”More information on the schemeThe Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects has been designed to support large tourism projects with significant economic potential and the ability to:Boost overseas visitor growth;Create Jobs;Promote Fáilte Ireland’s existing destination brands – Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin. A Breath of Fresh Air. The funding for the ‘Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects’ is drawn from Fáilte Ireland’s overall capital fund, which is valued at €125m over the next seven years.This grant scheme takes an innovation-friendly and outcome-led approach to financial support. Rather than being prescriptive in terms of the types of projects eligible for funding, the scheme instead emphasises the desired development outcomes and invites applications from potential projects which will help to deliver those outcomes.The initial deadline for the Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects is the 12th of August at 12 noon. The scheme will then open again in January 2017 on a rolling basis and will run until 2020. You can find out more about the scheme, including how to apply, here.FAILTE IRELAND TO HOST INFO SESSION IN DONEGAL FOR CAPITAL SCHEMES FOR NEW PROJECTS was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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:donegalTourism Ireland