– Advertisement – Principal Nathaniel Z. Wea: “Whenever I leave the school to come to Ganta for my salary or attend a workshop, my school remains closed until I return because I am the only teacher.” By Ishmael F. MenkorThe shortage of qualified classroom teachers, has resulted in the closure of 14 public schools in the Gobi & Doru Administrative Districts of Nimba, according to district education officer of Tappita District # 1, Mr. Dipah Gbar Kannah.In an interview in Ganta recently, Mr. Kannah alleged that most of the public school teachers have laid down their chalks after being dropped from the payroll by the Ministry of Education, “because they lack credentials.”He claimed that most of the teachers were junior and high school dropouts who could not be permitted to serve as teachers and maintained on the government payroll.The Principal of the Wlayee Town Public School, Nathaniel Z. Wea, agreed with the DEO, saying the issue is affecting all the public schools in the district and may likely worsen in the next academic year if nothing is done.Mr. Wea added that he was part of a group of four teachers at his school, but he is the only one left in charge.“The children are leaving the schools because there are no teachers. Even as we speak, my school is presently closed because of my absence,” he said.“Whenever I leave the school to come to Ganta for my salary or attend a workshop, my school remains closed until I return because I am the only teacher.“As we speak, the Tiah Town Public School and Zeewron Public school are closed because of no teachers.”Gbi and Doru are located in the remotest districts of Nimba, where issues of road, school and health facilities remain serious challenges to the people.District Education Officer Kannah said even though there is a shortage of teachers, children in the district are also not serious about learning. He said on many occasions, he has received reports of students abandoning classes for mining or to hunt.“The Ministry has asked us to recruit qualified teachers to take assignments in the district,” Kanneh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
LA VERNE – Numerous pilots of single-engine aircraft experienced instrument malfunctions, engine failure and even snakes on a plane Sunday at Brackett Field. But these maladies were all simulations and the pilots were college students competing for top honors in 11 events at the annual Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). About 90 students from seven colleges and universities and more than 50 judges participated in the three-day event that was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Flying Association and hosted by the Mt. SAC Flying Team. For Mt. SAC team pilot Jared Carey, 18, of Chino Hills, one of the most challenging events was the Power-Off Landing where the objective was to touch down, without power, within 100 feet of a target line. “It’s awkward,” Carey said. “Normally the engine’s there \ you can use it.” The Flight Planning event was another tough test that took place on the ground using charts and maps. Given wind conditions, fuel capacity and aircraft, competitors had to answer specific questions about a theoretical trip. “After 30 minutes and four seconds, if you look out of your window what are you going to see?” remembered Nicholas Carey, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga. Additional competition categories included: Aircraft identification, in which students had to identify aircraft make and model based upon photographs that were sometimes as obscure as a wheel; IFR Event (instrument flight rules), a 90-minute instrument-only flight with simulated navigational equipment failure; and Message Drop, where a duo flying 90 knots at an altitude of 250 feet would attempt to drop a container onto a small target located on the ground. One of the competitive events for ground crew was the Pre-flight event in which Mt. SAC Flying Team member Jessica Morales, 19, participated. “They take a good airplane and basically ruin it and you have to tell them what they did wrong,” Morales said. The hijinks included removing navigational instruments, switching the colors of the aircraft lights and removing screws from the aircraft fuselage. “They do so many obvious things, but you’re so busy looking for non-obvious things that you miss the obvious,” she said. Rubber snakes, a bird’s nest and a wrench were among the objects that were placed in plain view. Robert Rogus, co-chairman of the Mt. SAC aeronautics department, said that about 300 students pass through the air traffic control and commercial pilot program at the school. The SAFECON competition is an outlet for students to utilize what they’ve learned in the classroom. “It takes it out of the theory and puts it into practical use,” Rogus said. “Flying teams have played a big part in people that love aviation and have pursued a career.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
OTTAWA, O.N. – The Financial Post is reporting that a federal panel will review how Canada handles environmental assessments for major resource projects.On Monday, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that she had appointed a four-member panel to write a report, which is due by the end of January. The report will highlight how to update the country’s environmental review processes. In addition, a second soon-to-be-named panel will provide recommendations on modernizing the National Energy Board, whichis the overseer of large energy projects nationwide.- Advertisement -In a press release on Monday, McKenna said that the government’s “belief that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand is central to the health and well-being of Canadians. This is especially important as we work to get resources to market and develop major projects responsibly in the 21st century.”The panel will be chaired by Montreal-based strategist and consultant Johanne Gélinas with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, and will also include former Teck Resources executive Doug Horswill, aboriginal lawyer Renée Pelletier and Toronto-based environmental lawyer Rod Northey.Story courtesy The Financial Post: http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/environment-minister-names-panel-on-how-to-modernize-the-national-energy-board?__lsa=d2ff-2394Advertisement
0Shares0000Allan Katerega celebrating the winner for AFC LeopardsNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11- The future of AFC Leopards’ Ugandan winger Allan Katterega maybe as well sealed with head coach Robert Matano making it clear that the players’ name ‘is no longer on his mind’ after a feud between the two last weekend in Nakuru.Katterega engaged the coach in an exchange of words after being substituted in Ingwe’s 1-0 loss against Bandari at the Afraha Stadium, lamenting of his withdrawal barely 40 minutes after being introduced. “I can’t work with that kind of a player because he lacks respect. Not only am I a coach to him but I am like his father as well. He has to respect me but creating a scene out of nothing in public, that’s embarrassing,” Matano told Capital Sport.The tough talking tactician, nicknamed ‘The Lion’ added; “He is not even on my mind. I already finished up that case in Nakuru and I don’t want even to talk about it. I have other players who are willing to work and it is those that I can talk about.”AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano passes on instructions to his players at half time during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika Stadium on July 26, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe coach has gone on to warn players who might follow in the Ugandan’s path that he will not be shy of getting rid of them, noting he will not condone any degree of indiscipline.“No player owns this team so no one is above anyone. It is a principle not only for my team but everywhere. If you cannot observe respect then you can’t work. It’s that simple,” the tactician insisted.AFC Leopards are battling to scale up the standings after quite a disappointing season and Matano’s arrival early June was meant to stabilize the team and take them back to the top.The club has lost three of its last five matches and are sitting13th in the Kenyan Premier League standings, worrying trends for a side that initially had a target of winning the Kenyan Premier League title, later downgraded to a top five aim.Matano though is confident his side will bounce back and will be among the top five teams at the end of the season.“We have to keep on working, because the journey is long. There are many matches left and we have to improve. It is mostly about the mentality because when you lose matches it tends to affect you. I am confident that we will be back on top,” the coach added.AFC Leopards defender Salim Abdallah attempts to cut away Western Stima’s Oromchan Villa during a Kenyan Premier League clash at Nyayo Stadium on July 29, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC Leopards’ next match will be away to Mathare United August 17 and Matano hopes his side will be able to bounce back. However, he is worried that they have not trained for a whole week due to the uncertainty of the elections.“If the game is confirmed we will have to play, we don’t have choice. That is the situation with almost all teams; they are not training. I am just hoping things can get back to normal then we start preparations. But for now, we just wait,” Matano offered.It is not only AFC whose training has been disrupted. Defending champions Tusker FC, Gor Mahia, Posta Rangers, Western Stima and Nakumatt are some of the teams whose training routines have been halted.“Well, we have been told to remain indoors and no training so there’s really nothing much we can do. It is the situation all over. I am hoping for peace though,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.Thirsty for the title: Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo has warned that his team is a strong title contender.His Posta Rangers counterpart Sammy Omollo said; “We really can’t put the players at risk by asking them to come for training and hence we decided to break. Hopefully by tomorrow (Saturday) we see how things are then we go back to normal.”Tusker’s George ‘Best’ Nsimbe said his team was back in training, but was hit hard with low numbers with most players yet to report back.Meanwhile, KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda says he will consult with the governing council on whether the midweek matches will go on as planned. Already, KPL postponed this weekend’s games due to the uncertainty.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
But his father Biorou Jean Kean has also been in the headlines repeating claims he made two years ago that Juventus have yet to give him the tractors for his agricultural business in the Ivory Coast.“Tractors? I don’t know what you’re talking about…” wrote the teenage striker on Instagram.“If I’m the man I am today, it is only thanks to my mother. With that I’ve said everything!“And never forget the person who fed you.”Kean, whose parents are separated, made his professional debut for Juventus in November 2016, at the age of 16, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to compete in one of Europe’s four major leagues.“I thank God, as it is a great joy for the whole family,” Biorou Jean Kean told Rai Radio 1 after his son became the youngest scorer for Italy in 60 years with his goal against Finland.“I am very happy for him, even if I have a problem with the club Juventus. They won’t give me any more tickets to the stadium. I am separated with Moise’s mother and she, in the past, wanted to move the lad to England.“I promised Juve that I’d keep him in Italy, but wanted two tractors in return. They said it wouldn’t be a problem, but I haven’t received them yet, now they won’t give me tickets or even take my calls.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Remember the name: Moise Kean marked his maiden international start with a goal © AFP / Andreas SOLAROMILAN, Italy, Mar 28 – Rising Italy star Moise Kean on Wednesday hit back at claims by his father that Juventus still owe him two tractors as part of an agreement to sign the teenage forward.The 19-year-old has burst into the limelight with two goals in his first two international games, scoring in Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein.
AZUSA – The City Council is in the process of forming a committee to evaluate options for renovating or replacing the aging, deteriorating public library. The newly formed library committee will include representatives from the Friends of the Library, Azusa Library Commission and possibly the nonprofit Sky’s the Limit Library Foundation. Sky’s the Limit, a nonprofit group of Azusa residents, has offered to raise $2 million to $5 million to renovate the library through private and corporation donations. The group is expected to present a business plan to the council in March, according to a city report. The committee will have to consider whether to pour money into renovating the library at 729 N. Dalton Ave., build a new, large one in another part of the city, or go for the 60,000-square-foot “learning center” proposed for across the street. The library, built about 57 years ago when the city’s population was around 20,000 compared with today’s 45,000 residents, is deemed inadequate to serve library users. Overstacked shelves, a handful of computers, inadequate heating, air conditioning and wiring, and cramped work space are among the poor conditions city leaders are being asked to resolve. Another option facing the committee would be to build a new library twice the size of the present one by possibly incorporating it within one of the proposed mixed-use projects in civic center development plans. Cost estimates have not been publicly discussed. City officials are also looking at continuing to apply for state matching funds should California voters pass the Library Bond Act of 2006, a new library construction proposition. It would delay the project another year until the state money becomes available. “It’s a win/win situation. We have nothing to lose by staying aboard” with the application, said Library Commissioner Madeline Payne. Azusa, like some other San Gabriel Valley cities, struck out in getting money from Proposition 14, a $350million, statewide measure passed by California voters in 2000. Azusa applied for $15 million. Azusa voters in November 2001 overwhelmingly approved Measure L, a $5.9 million bond measure to fund a new 63,000-square-foot library at Foothill Boulevard and Dalton Avenue, dependent on receiving matching state funds. The then-proposed library, estimated at $16.2 million, was more than three times the size of the present building and would take about $2.3million more annually to operate. Councilman Keith Hanks said there was tremendous support for a new library, based on the 2-to-1 vote of the people. “It’s hard to let go. We are emotionally bonded,” Hanks said. City officials have already spent about $2 million to buy property, pay consultant fees and staff salaries and secure architectural plans for the proposed $16.2 million library in preparation for the 2000 bond. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
I originally wrote this article almost a year ago, but after the controversy of the past week with Joe Wicks and with the national media picking up on the image above, I think it is time to revisit this subject.Joe Wicks, or ‘The Body Coach’ as he is known has become a phenomenon in the fitness and healthy eating community.His ‘Lean in 15’ books are best sellers and people from all around the world are using them daily. Let’s get one thing straight before we go further, I actually like Joe and his message isn’t bad, and it’s better than some of the posts that I see out there.However, Joe’s philosophy seems to be that if you are eating healthy fats in your diet, your body will burn more calories and burn more fat.This simply isn’t true.In his ‘Lean in 15’ book, his Chorizo Chicken recipe comes in at a whopping 1120 calories and it is down as a single serving. That is almost the daily calorie allowance for a small female looking for weight loss.It is almost half of the daily calories I was on while dieting last year.But there is no calorie count in any of the recipes in any of his books.You, as you should, trust that the author has researched the ingredients and is putting you in the best possible place for your health and weight. Unfortunately, in this case, they did not.But Joe is not alone with this way of thinking. In Roz Purcell’s book, ‘Natural Born Feeder’, there is a cheesecake recipe that made its way into some magazines as “a healthy alternative that is actually good for you”. The idea behind this was that it was lower in carbohydrates than most cheesecakes and it had more protein, so it was better than a generic homemade or store bought one.However, this ‘healthy’ alternative came in at almost 6200 calories.The base alone had almost 4000 calories due to the amount of nuts in it.If you cut it into 12 slices you were still getting over 500 calories per slice. In a Tesco brand Strawberry cheesecake, you are getting 1250 calories per 500g cheesecake.So things don’t exactly add up when it comes to using ‘fat’ as the alternative to carbs.There is an ongoing idea within differing communities online that if your diet is low in carbs or in any way ‘clean eating’, then you can eat as much as you like and still burn fat.This idea is usually backed up with before and after photos or a post about a friend who has done this and lost weight.This unfortunately isn’t the case.Whether you believe it or not, calories count.At the base of any weight loss program or diet is calories.If you are eating more than you are expending, you will gain weight.If your calorie intake matches your expenditure, you will maintain your current weight.If your calorie intake is lower than your expenditure, you will lose weight.This doesn’t change.It doesn’t matter how you look at it or what diet program you are following. This is true for all of them.If we look at the list of ‘healthy’ foods that are being marketed as such at the minute, the one thing that they all have in common, is they are extremely calorie dense, meaning you will be getting loads of calories for small amounts of that food.Nuts, cereal bars, smoothies, gluten free foods, dried fruit, flavoured yoghurts, fruit juice, breakfast cereals, coconut oil, butter, all other oils.That isn’t saying that these are bad for you and should be excluded from your diet, but if you are not taking the right amounts it is very easy to take in large amounts of calories from small amounts of these foods.The following picture shows you different foods that all have 200 calories.You can see at the bottom that butter and peanut butter are very small amounts compared to the fruit and vegetable servings at the top of the image.Yet butter and peanut butter are being heralded as virtual superfoods that will help you to lose weight.They can be added into your diet in small amounts, but if you are adding them in larger amounts, it is very easy to be taking in small amounts of food, but still be way over on your daily calorie allowance.Fat is the ‘in-food’ at the moment.The problem is that the information being given is not coherent enough.It doesn’t explain that if fat is high, carbs should be lower and that eating a low carb and high fat diet doesn’t allow for binging on junk foods along with it. (That is a recipe for disaster)Fat is extremely calorie dense. If you have a lot of it in your diet and you are not aware of how much you are eating, you could be going over your daily calorie allowance without even realising it.Eating healthy and eating for weight loss are not the same thing.If you are currently eating what you think is healthy and wondering why you cannot lose weight, you need to reassess your food portions and remember to watch the amount of oils and dressings you are cooking with and adding to foods.#TrainSmartContact me for more information through the link below:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118DD Fitness: Why eating healthy is keeping you fat was last modified: January 30th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:body coachdd fitnessdietemmet rushehealthy eatingJoe WicksLean in 15weight loss
A Letterkenny Town councillor has slammed the findings of a report into cleanliness at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gerry McMonagleSinn Fein Councillor Gerry McMonagle said he is dismayed by the findings of the HIQA report and said management must act immediately on it.Dirty baths threatening the health of newborns were among a catalogue of neglect posing a significant risk to patients at the hospital. Other comments related to the management at Letterkenny General Hospital where health chiefs described the management as being lax in relation to allowing rooms where chemicals, painkillers and other strong medications remain unlocked.Cllr Mc Monagle said: This is a very damming report on the cleanliness of the hospital and one that the management at the hospital must address immediately.“What we don’t want is for the hard working staff at the hospital to be held responsible for this damming report.“For a long time now I and my colleagues have been flagging up to the hospital management and indeed the Minister of Health James Reilly what the effects of their cutbacks to the health service would produce, and now we have the evidence which in the wording of the report would suggest that the physical environment was not effectively managed and maintained to protect patients and reduce the spread of healthcare associated infections” He said hospital management must study the report in detail and said they cannot continue to try and run a large hospital like Letterkenny on a shoe string budget.“Patients who are already ill should not be open to further infections due to cutbacks in staffing levels” the management must stand up and fight for extra resources from the government instead of trying to implement their failing health policies.“I am now calling on Dr James Reilly to make extra resources available to the hospital management and not to allow the blame for this report to rest with the hardworking staff of the hospital as governments often do.” COUNCILLOR SAID HE IS ‘DISMAYED’ BY DAMNING HOSPITAL REPORT was last modified: April 26th, 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLELetterkenny General Hospitalreport
DDTV: See footage of John O’Donnell and his supporters celebrating as he is formally elected a Donegal County Councillor for the Letterkenny/Milford electoral area.John, who is just 33, takes a seat on the council once held by both his father and his mother. His dad Eddie served on the council from 1985 until his death in an accident in 1993. John’s mother was a councillor until 1999.Click Play to Watch as John learns he has passed the quota during the count at the Aura Leisure Centre. DDTV VIDEO NEWS: JOHN O’DONNELL ELECTED was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DDTVJohn O’Donnellkilmacrennanletterkennyvideo footagevideo news
Plants perform a wonder that has attracted the admiration of scholars from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to modern times: the ability to reproduce mathematically perfect patterns. This ability, called phyllotaxis, can be described mathematically with the Fibonacci Series and the Golden Angle. The beautiful spirals in sunflowers, artichokes, cacti, dandelion heads and other plants continue to fascinate children and adults today, but those are not the only examples. Leaves on a stem can emerge in phyllotactic patterns like a spiral staircase, and depending on the environment, plants can switch patterns at different stages in development. Scientists have learned a lot about the players in the phyllotaxis game, but still do not understand the script. The details of how genes and proteins produce the patterns remain elusive. In Current Biology,1 French biologists Jean-Christophe Palauqui and Patrick Laufs recounted some of the theories that have tried to explain phyllotaxis. Scientists know that the plant hormone auxin becomes concentrated in the shoot meristem where new organ primordia emerge, and that the PIN1 auxin transporter is able to polarize the localization of auxin. New work reported in the same issue of Current Biology implicates the PLETHORA (PLT) gene family, known to be active with root formation, with the processes going on in the meristem. Tinkering with the players can enhance or inhibit pattern formation. Just how these players interact, though, is not well understood. It’s not a simple case of gene turning on protein turning on hormone; each of the players signal each other back and forth in a complex choreography. In addition, the PLT genes seem able to stimulate mechanical forces in the primordia by the way they regulate PIN1 polarity and hence auxin distribution. There are also time delays between gene expression and downstream effects, such as 4 hours from the time PLT genes activate to the time PIN1 transcript levels are seen to increase. But then, auxin level can also feed back to regulate PIN1 expression. It appears, therefore, that the intra-player signaling is indirect and complex. The authors stated that the bewildering interactions of these players keeps biologists busy: “Elucidating the mechanism underlying PLT-mediated control of phyllotaxis will be challenging and likely depend on quantitative descriptions and modeling of PLT expression, PIN1 levels and polarization, auxin distribution, growth and mechanics,” they said. Even if these problems are solved with mechanistic theories some day, questions may still remain about how a seed with no phyllotaxis results in a mature plant with it. And beyond that, philosophers of aesthetics may continue to ponder how plants – and many other phenomena in nature unrelated to them, like spiral galaxies, hurricanes, conch shells, and the cochlea in the human ear – reproduce “divine proportions” that humans find beautiful (see article by Fred Willson at ICR and the 11/20/2003 entry). 1. Jean-Christophe Palauqui, Patrick Laufs, “Phyllotaxis: In Search of the Golden Angle,” Current Biology, Volume 21, Issue 13, R502-R504, 12 July 2011, DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2011.05.054. Explaining the mechanics of something does not explain its origin. You can understand how a robot on an assembly line works, and describe its structures and functions with flowcharts, equations and blueprints. That knowledge will not explain why it produces a Mercedes. Wikipedia trivializes the explanation as a consequence of natural selection, claiming that the solution was found within a decade of Darwin by Wilhelm Hofmeister. “Questions remain about the details,” the entry oversimplifies. If that were true, the scientists publishing in this week’s Current Biology would not remain baffled by it. The devil is often in the details. Hofmeister knew nothing of PIN1 and PLT, let alone the genetic code. His simplistic model of competing mechanical forces is so 1896; it cannot satisfy observers today, with our newer knowledge of genetic codes, proteins, and cell signals. If evolutionists do some day get all the mechanics worked out, the questions stated above will still remain. Considering that not all plants employ phyllotaxis, and that the patterns seem unnecessary for survival, unguided evolution reduces to an empty hand-waving story that “amazing stuff happens sometimes.” The same criticism can be leveled at any explanation employing impersonal, material causes. Take a deeper look at that sunflower. Here is a natural wonder that calls out for better science, deeper philosophy, and perhaps most of all, sound theology.(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0