Lindener remanded for gun possession

first_imgA Coomacka Mines, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) man was on Thursday denied his pretrial liberty when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a possession of firearms charge.Devon Blount called “Banga”, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.It was alleged that on August 10, 2016, at North Fort, Konawaruk, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni ), he had in his possession a 12 gauge double-barrel shotgun without being the holder of a firearm licence.Blount was refused bail and will make his next court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on September 8, 2016.A police report earlier Thursday said that sometime around 10:00h on Wednesday ranks in the area were on patrol when they stopped and searched Blount.During the search, the ranks unearthed the weapon.last_img read more

De Bruyne’s injury blessing in disguise, says Guardiola

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has had an injury-blighted season © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Kevin De Bruyne’s injury problems this season may turn out to be a blessing in disguise because they allowed him to recover from an exhausting 12 months, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.De Bruyne has suffered two separate knee injuries since helping Belgium finish third in Russia and has played barely any part in City’s defence of their Premier League title, which took a hit last week with a defeat at Chelsea that knocked them off the top of the table. The attacking midfielder has started only two games this season, neither in the league and Guardiola is wary of rushing him back into action, even though he is understood to be fit enough to be selected for the squad to face Everton on Saturday.“Sometimes people recover quite well, sometimes mentally it takes time. We don’t want to be injured, but maybe this injury helped us,” said Guardiola.“Now he’s fresh in his mind, he is recovered and now he tries again to avoid the injuries and play regularly. Of course he is going to be important for us. He is a special player for us.”De Bruyne was outstanding as City became the first team in English top-flight history to record 100 points in a season in May, winning the club’s player of the year prize and narrowly losing out to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah for national awards voted for by players and journalists.However, his season ended up lasting more than 11 months, as he played six of his country’s seven matches at the World Cup.He suffered ligament damage to his right knee in August and although he returned in October, he then injured his left knee during his side’s League Cup win over Fulham on November 1.“I think Kevin finished last season exhausted, it was so tough for him. He played a lot of minutes and it was an incredible season’s performance,” said Guardiola.“After that he went to the World Cup and when he came back I had the feeling that he was a little bit tired still.”– World Cup fatigue –De Bruyne’s World Cup commitments meant that he only returned to training at City on August 6, the day after they defeated Chelsea at Wembley in the Community Shield.“He has to recover his full condition, he has to compete with the players who have done incredibly well so far,” added Guardiola.“But of course, when we have more players, we can rotate more. When we have competition between the players it’s much better, so of course it’s good news that he is coming back.”Guardiola’s side was overtaken at the top of the Premier League by Liverpool as City’s defeat at Chelsea was coupled with a the Reds winning at Bournemouth.City’s manager has compared this season’s title race to the brutal battles he faced in La Liga with Real Madrid when he was in charge at Barcelona, when he felt that every dropped point might prove crucial.“It’s just about trying to win every game and when you are in front and trying to keep the moment,” he said. “The players know it. It’s not just Liverpool — Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United can join us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDungloe 26 July 2011 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 14.48 164 Patrick Brennan SM Letterkenny A.C. 2 16.00 151 Mark Bonner JM Finn Valley A.C.3 16.03 148 Jonathan Patton SM Letterkenny A.C.4 16.06 222 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A.C.5 16.12 160 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A.C. 6 16.27 210 Dermot Brennan SM Finn Valley A.C.7 16.35 183 Kevin Ferry SM Letterkenny A.C.8 16.42 127 Adam Speer SM Letterkenny A.C.9 16.47 157 Sean McShane SM Rosses A.C.10 17.01 200 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley A.C. 11 17.07 154 John Daly M40+ Letterkenny A.C.12 17.12 182 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.13 17.13 152 Ryan Porter JM Finn Valley A.C.14 17.15 161 Gary Crossan SM Letterkenny A.C. 15 17.17 156 Marie McCambridge SW Letterkenny A.C.16 17.18 162 Martin Gormley M45+ Letterkenny A.C.17 17.21 135 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A.C.18 17.26 188 Brian Crossan SM Individual19 17.27 147 Jude O’Donnell SM Letterkenny A.C.20 17.28 136 Aiden McKenna M40+ Letterkenny A.C.21 17.43 158 Gerard McGranaghan SM Individual22 17.52 208 Mark Connolly M50+ Finn Valley A.C.23 17.53 190 Gavin Ward SM Rosses A.C.24 17.55 142 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny A.C.25 17.58 209 Michael Penrose M45+ Finn Valley A.C.26 18.01 165 Colm McNulty SM Finn Valley A.C.27 18.10 189 Brian Ferry SM Individual28 18.19 187 John McCallion JM Individual29 18.22 178 Patrick O’Donnell SM Rosses A.C.30 18.24 143 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A.C.26 July 2011 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club31 18.37 195 Brendan Brennan SM Rosses A.C.32 18.38 213 Noreen McGettighan SW Letterkenny A.C.33 18.44 167 Seamus Ferry M40+ Individual34 18.50 159 Patrick Gallagher JM Individual35 18.52 155 Aidrian Callaghan SM Letterkenny A.C.36 18.56 197 Martin Brennan SM Rosses A.C.37 19.01 130 Orin McDermott JM Finn Valley A.C.38 19.02 179 Seamus Sweeney SM Individual39 19.04 251 Gary Gillespie SM Rosses A.C.40 19.06 206 Alan Rodgers SM Rosses A.C.41 19.11 248 Ryan Doherty JM Rosses A.C.42 19.15 146 Charlie O’Donnell SM Individual43 19.18 144 Derek Gillespie SM Rosses A.C.44 19.21 140 Hugh Gallagher M50+ Letterkenny A.C.45 19.23 177 Paul Cosgrove M45+ Letterkenny A.C.46 19.25 191 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A.C.47 19.35 223 Mark Doherty SM Individual48 19.39 225 Frankie McGinley SM Individual49 19.40 176 Gerald Mullen SM Letterkenny A.C.50 19.43 216 Martin Forker SM Rosses A.C.51 19.54 149 Drew Doherty M45+ Finn Valley A.C.52 20.01 186 Colly O’Donnell SM Letterkenny A.C.53 20.04 207 Mary Connolly SW Finn Valley A.C.54 20.09 185 Paul Cannon SM Individual55 20.12 141 Joseph Casey M45+ Individual56 20.14 145 Jerome Burke SM Individual57 20.17 169 Noel Lynch M40+ Letterkenny A.C.58 20.18 242 Denis Forker SM Rosses A.C.59 20.19 198 Gary Campbell JM Dunleer AC60 20.22 171 Darren McCrudden SM Finn Valley A.C.61 20.37 172 Shane Duffy SM Rosses A.C.62 20.40 241 Eamon Friel SM Rosses A.C.63 20.47 226 Alex Porter M50+ Individual26 July 2011 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club64 20.48 128 Duane Long SM Finn Valley A.C.65 20.52 237 Dessie Gallagher SM Individual66 20.54 180 Martin Wilson SM Rosses A.C.67 20.57 170 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A.C.68 21.00 126 Martin Anderson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.69 21.02 202 Johnny Ward M50+ Tír Chonaill AC70 21.03 129 Sean O’Leary M45+ Finn Valley A.C.71 21.04 234 John Gorman M40+ Rosses A.C.72 21.05 166 Karl Bonner SM Individual73 21.06 240 Mark McCole JM Rosses A.C.74 21.07 175 Marie Timoney SW Rosses A.C.75 21.18 163 Sharon Bradley SW Letterkenny A.C.76 21.20 132 Marie Boyle SW Individual77 21.23 215 Colm Ferriter SM Individual78 21.44 203 Vera Haughey W45+ Tír Chonaill AC79 21.48 181 Aisling Diver SW Rosses A.C.80 21.52 173 Niamh McDaid SW Letterkenny A.C.81 21.59 196 Seaghna Campbell JW Dunleer AC82 22.07 214 Martin Doherty SM Rosses A.C.83 22.10 193 Kevin Duffy SM Rosses A.C.84 22.16 220 Helen McCready SW Rosses A.C.85 22.19 224 Conor Doherty JM Rosses A.C.86 22.20 229 Francie Ward M50+ Rosses A.C.87 22.21 205 Gloria Donaghey W50+ Finn Valley A.C.88 22.22 230 Zaria Boyle JW Rosses A.C.89 22.34 247 Jack Doherty JM Rosses A.C.90 22.36 211 Dylan Sweeney JM Rosses A.C.91 22.45 150 Noreen Bonner W50+ Finn Valley A.C.92 23.00 212 Oisin Bonner JM Rosses A.C.93 23.02 249 Odhran Gallagher JM Rosses A.C.94 23.11 250 Tommy Boyle SM Individual95 23.12 244 Matthew McCole JM Rosses A.C.96 23.14 201 Emily Bonner SW Individual26 July 2011 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club97 23.18 137 Patricia McKenna W40+ Letterkenny A.C.98 23.25 221 Elise Gillespie SW Rosses A.C.99 23.27 239 Jim McCole M45+ Rosses A.C.100 23.32 168 John Ferry M45+ Individual101 23.38 204 Trio McGonagle SW Rosses A.C.102 23.49 217 Sarah Mullholland SW Individual103 24.01 218 Angie Mullholland SW Individual104 24.10 184 Stephen Cannon SM Individual105 24.22 227 Patrick O’Donnell SM Individual106 25.09 133 Brigid Melly JW Individual107 25.27 138 Christopher Boyle JM Rosses A.C.108 25.29 252 Aidan McCole JM Rosses A.C.109 25.34 238 Dara Gallagher JM Rosses A.C.110 26.09 199 Amelda Gallagher W40+ Individual111 26.25 235 Martin McCafferty M40+ Individual112 26.36 134 Mary Martin W50+ Finn Valley A.C.113 27.19 236 John McDaid SM Individual114 27.47 246 Angela Trimble SW Individual115 28.30 245 Michael Trimble JM Individual116 28.58 228 PJ Sweeney M40+ Rosses A.C.117 29.07 174 Majella McBride W40+ Individual118 29.22 243 Alisha Trimble JW Individual119 29.27 153 Pat Broomfield SM Rosses A.C.120 29.42 233 Sean Mullis JM Individual121 29.53 192 Joanna Campbell W40+ Dunleer AC122 29.55 131 Valarie Maguire SW Finn Valley A.C.123 29.56 194 Niall Campbell M40+ Dunleer AC124 33.20 219 Dympna Bonner SW Individual125 36.15 139 Ann Gallagher W50+ Individual126 37.43 231 Kathleen McCole SW Individual127 43.46 125 Mark Turnball M50+ Garscube HarriersTotal Runners: 12726 July 2011ATHLETICS: DUNGLOE 5K RESULTS was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new 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first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesDivision 1 League PresentationHistory was made at the Bridge on Saturday evening last as the seniors ended their league campaign with an impressive second half performance to maintain their unbeaten home record this year. After the match they were presented with their first ever senior county title.  In view of the occasion and to acknowledge the great support that the team has been given all year by their supporters there was free admission to the match and a good crowd turned up for what was a red letter day for the club. The opening half was a closely contested affair as a young St. Eunan’s side gave as good as they got with the home team racing to a 0-04 to 0-02 lead before a well worked goal by David Tyrrell, set up by Conor Morrison, had them a point ahead at the break, 1-03 to 0-5.Tyrell also kicked two points from frees while centre-half back Conor O’Donnell kicked a super long range point for their only other score of the half.St. Michaels stayed in touch mainly through the left boot of Raymond McLaughlin who kicked four points, two each from frees and play while Brian McLaughlin got their other point of the half just before the half-time whistle.Both teams made a number of changes in personnel before, during and immediately after the break, a move which proved more of an advantage to the home team. Raymond McLaughlin got his fifth of the game to level it up again before Tyrrell and Ciaran Gallagher exchanged points to leave it 0-07 to 1-03.The turning point in the League Champions’ favour came in the ninth minute of the half when team Captain Christy Toye burst through and drilled a super shot past Shaun Patton.It was all St. Michaels after that as Michael Langan, Ryan Langan, Raymond McLaughlin and Andrew Kelly all kicked points and Kelly rounded off an impressive second-half display with a cracking goal to secure a ten-point victory and an equally impressive first ever Democrat Cup success.County Chairman Sean Dunnion was on hand to congratulate the club on their achievement and to hand over the Cup to St. Michaels captain Christy Toye.Christy acknowledged the efforts of all connected to the club, both on and off the pitch in helping to bring this maiden success at County level to the Bridge and looked forward to further success in championship football in the years ahead.  Christy also acknowledged the effort put in by all players over the past fifty years and said that the current squad were privileged to have been able to play senior football in recent years.This was followed by celebrations and refreshments in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse, many of the clubs past players and legends were in attendance to welcome the clubs first senior trophy. This is a great achievement for Eddie Harkin and his mentors and all the players this year and will go down in the history of the club.AGMSenior board AGM will take place on Friday 4th Dec at 7pm in Day Centre Creeslough. As agreed any adult club member can request a nomination and motion paper from club secretary on 0863084164 or emailsecretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.ieThese are to be returned to secretary by post only no later than 5pm on 25th November.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,4,8,14,16,17.  The match 5 winner was Brian Dolan Ards who purchased his ticket online. This weeks Jackpot be €2100. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Snowball WinnerCongratulations to Mick McGettigan Glenree Carrigart who won the €1180 snowball game at the Bingo session in the Massinass Hall on Sunday night last.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.  Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000.  The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2100.  The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.This Months 50 Club Winners were: €65 Liz McKemey Purt Dunfanaghy, €35 May Cox Ards and €25 Mary Haughton Massinass.Annual GAA DrawSt. Michael’s club personnel will be coming around with the annual GAA Draw Tickets in the next fortnight.The tickets cost €10 each and you will be entered into three separate draw-club, county and national.The first prize is a car.  Please support your local GAA Club as this is our only fundraiser this year.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michaels Minor BoardThe AGM of St Michael’s Minor Board takes place on Tues evening November 17 th @8pm in CreesloughDay Centre. It is really important that the parents attend this meeting for your child’ s enjoyment in Gaelic football . We will be electing a new committee and we would appreciate any new ideas, help with coaching etc. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.Scor Na NogThe club took part in the Semi final of Scor Na Nog in Gortahork on Saturday night last. Well done to Paul Johnston and Chloe Doherty representing St Michael’s who qualified for the county Scor finals instrumental group.Aoife Kelly Oisin Kelly Carlos O’Reilly and Edward O’Reilly St Michael’s who qualified for the county finals of Scor in the quiz section.Good luck to the two acts in the final on this Friday night.GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF ST. MICHAEL’S AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 11th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgFOOTBALL: The Donegal connection with the Ireland soccer team is getting stronger by the minute and it doesn’t look like stopping in the near future.Shay Given has been flying the flag for Donegal for a quite a while now, before Seamus Colemen from Killybegs came along and continues to amaze us with his silky skills even as a full back. Last Friday night Shane Duffy whose Dad hails from Letterkenny put in a MOTM performance and set up the goal for another man with Donegal connections Ciaran Clarke.Well tonight two new Donegal lads will walk out on to the pitch at The Aviva Stadium for the first time.Andrew Nicholls a much sought after centre forward with Ballyraine FC under 9’s and his brother Marc Nicholls a tough tackling no nonsense type centre midfielder will lead the team out against Slovakia in tonights friendly!Coming from a sporting family with their mum Claire Kelly/Nicholls a great athlete herself, as well as their dad Enda Nicholls who loves watching all types of sports, lets hope the boys enjoy their big day. TWO DONEGAL YOUNGSTERS TO MAKE IRELAND DEBUTS AT THE AVIVA TONIGHT! was last modified: March 29th, 2016 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:DebutsIrelandMascotsnewsSlovakiasoccerSportlast_img read more


first_imgPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe ( Check his Facebook page (,THE Donegal Chamber Orchestra will today perform the “world première” of a new six-movement piece ‘The Inishowen Set’ especially composed for the string ensemble by John McLachlan.The internationally esteemed Dublin born composer who lives in Redcastle has been working over the past few weeks with the orchestra ahead of today’s 3pm performance at Conwal Parish Church in Letterkenny.Since 2010 the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s ensemble has successfully worked with one Irish composer per season, promoting new music and commissioning new pieces for their repertory. Ian Wilson, Derek Ball and Elaine Agnew were involved in music making with DCO in previous seasons. John McLachlan is a freelance composer who is also active in the representation and promotion of Irish composers. He has had many articles on contemporary music published in various journals.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance.The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).For their February today in Conwal Parish Church, they will perform John McLachlan’s ‘The Inishowen Set’ conducted by the composer himself who also will introduce his new piece to the audience. The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, Hindemith’s Five Pieces for Strings Op. 44, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartók’s Ten pieces “For Children“ Sz. 39 arranged for strings by Leo Weiner.This concert is presented by the Donegal Chamber Music Society as part of their Sunday afternoon concert series “Sundays in Conwal” in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership. A recital of about 45 minutes of music. Admissions € 10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information, (074) 9176293 / DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORM ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ AT CONWAL CHURCH TODAY was last modified: February 23rd, 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:Conwal Parish Churchdonegal chamber orchestraJohn McLachlanlast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Battles Missouri State to Scoreless Draw in Final Home Game

first_imgPrior to the home finale, Drake honored its 2018 senior class of Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) and Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) as well as student assistant coach Andrew Blalock. “A very competitive game against a very well-organized Missouri State team,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “While we would have liked to have gone on and won the game in the end it is a hard-earned point against a good team.” Next Game: Preview Drake managed to take just five shots with just two on goal. Ciszewski had a pair of shots, one on target while Enna had one shot on target. Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team and Missouri State battled to a scoreless draw Saturday night in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster Live Stats ESPN3 Story Links Drake (6-5-3, 1-2-2 MVC) and Missouri State (8-1-5, 2-1-2 MVC) settled for the eighth draw in the all-time series between the longtime rivals, and the second consecutive draw after the same outcome in last season’s finale. Junior goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario), the top keeper in the MVC, was sensational in goal, making 10 saves. Brown kept the league-leading scorer Josh Dolling, off the board as Dolling took seven shots with five on target. As a team, MSU outshot Drake, 14-5. “We want to thank all of our seniors (Paul, Steven, Nic, Alex, Ryan and Andrew) for their service and impact on our program,” Smith said. “They have been a joy to work with and will go to do great things!” PDF Box Score “Credit to Missouri State as they are always very disciplined with good numbers behind the ball,” Smith said. “This made it difficult for us to break them down in open play. Tonight, their pressing arrived a little quicker than than our support play and outlets which made it difficult for to break lines and play through the thirds of the field. We started the game well and tried to build patiently, but they made it tough as they showed a very high work rate and the surface wasn’t conducive for retaining possession for long phases. Overall, we were pleased with our applications as well as our defensive organization, but need to improve in our attacking in the middle to final third.” The Bulldogs close the regular season at Valparaiso next Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. A Drake win or tie secures a spot in the 2018 MVC Championship, Nov. 7-9-11 in Evansville, Ind., where the top six teams qualify. If Drake loses and Bradley defeats Evansville, the Purple Aces claim the final spot and the Bulldogs will be left out of the field. A loss by Bradley will also secure a spot for Drake. Evansville has the tiebreaker over Drake with its win Oc. 13. A win by Missouri State in its final match versus Central Arkansas would give the MSU Bears a share of the MVC title with Loyola. A win by UCA Bears would give them the title in their final season in the Valley. Loyola has completed its MVC slate of games. Print Friendly Version at Valparaiso 11/3/2018 – 7 p.m.last_img read more

Global Teachers Institute trains teachers to be leaders

first_imgNearly 2,000 teachers under the age of 35 have been trained by the Global Teachers Institute to lead schools and institutions.Xolani Majola of the Global Teachers Institute says that as a teacher he has always been passionate about youth development. The institute’s primary focus is developing young teachers. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanIn the past three years, more than 1,800 young teachers have benefitted from the Global Teachers Institute (GTI), which trains teachers in how to redefine and recreate their roles in schools.The aim of the GTI is to encourage young teachers to take on the mantle of leadership at a young age by leading schools and institutions.Part of its work is to reconceptualise, redefine and recreate the role of a teacher, says GTI manager Nigel Richards. “[We] do that with our young generation of teachers, and pull them in, with this new idea of teaching, and to shift this idea of teaching, with people who are already in the profession.“Educational transformation will happen through collaboration and integration, and that’s the global essence of the work.”Watch:Xolani Majola, GTI advocacy and partnerships manager, is a Play Your Part ambassador. Play Your Part is a national movement of Brand South Africa that aims to encourage people to participate in active citizenship and social cohesion.Brand South Africa writer Melissa Javan spoke to Majola about his involvement with the GTI.Melissa Javan: When did you first get involved in community projects and what led to your joining the GTI?Xolani Majola: I formally started getting involved in community work in 2003 as a teacher in a small private school in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. I was probably 28 years old. I’ve always been passionate about the development of young people and the GTI’s prime focus is youth development within the teacher development space.The GTI wants to make the teaching profession attractive to younger generations. With my interest in youth and the GTI’s focus in youth development in education, we became perfect for each other.MJ: Can you expand on that?XM: It gave me the opportunity to work directly with young people, sharing thoughts, ideas and perspectives. I have a chance to positively influence young teachers and motivate them for greatness within the teaching profession. It’s a perfect platform through which to interact with a diverse group of young people from all over the country.MJ: How old is the GTI?XM: It is three years oldMJ: Who are the target beneficiaries?XM: Young people from primarily, though not exclusively, underprivileged communities who have a passion for education. Any other young person who would like to choose teaching as their profession is also welcome.MJ: How do you choose the beneficiaries?XM: Anyone with a Bachelor pass in matric or with a post-graduate qualification can apply. This may include students currently studying through mainstream university but who choose to pursue teaching through an internship. We run interviews across the various provinces from where the majority of applicants come.MJ: What have been your highlights so far?XM: In July this year, as we did in 2016 and the other years, we ran a student conference called Axis Summit. All our students from across the globe came together for a series of specialised workshops.Usually this conference attracts a minimum of 600 young students from all over the country, continent and internationally.So far, over the past three years, we’ve had an impact on about 1,800 young students. To organise an event of this magnitude and open it to the public and use it to influence how young people think, plan, innovate and teach, was a huge highlight for me.MJ: Do you have advice for people who want to play their part in society; what steps should they take to get their communities involved in a project or initiative?XM: Key to prior involvement is passion. How passionate are you about a certain area of interest – education in my case? Do you know what your passion is? Is it strong enough to allow you and others to act on it? If all the answers to these questions are positive, then joining any cause or community becomes easy. The rest of the people will follow you once they realise your passion and dedication. Passionate people attract passionate people.MJ: Why should all South Africans play their part in their communities and be brand ambassadors of South Africa?XM: To change the rest of the country, people need to positively influence and have an impact on areas they occupy provincially, regionally, locally or even within their families.I have a theory that each person in their professional or social capacity occupies a certain radius of influence and power. Therefore, each person within their sphere of influence and control has the potential and opportunity to do great things.With reference to Brand South Africa, every person who becomes an ambassador has a chance to do wonders within that space and thus each brand ambassador, no matter where they are, can positively affect people around them wherever they may be in the country. The rest becomes contagious – a ripple effect.MJ: Do you use technology and/or social media to spread your message?XM: I’m a constant user of social networks, particularly Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I can send audio-visual material to a wide audience in a single posting. Every day through my Facebook page I share my thoughts, views and ideas with 5,000 people. This is the best way I can positively use my ambassadorship to spread good news across the country.You can connect with the GTI via its website or Facebook page.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 26, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sun followed by increasing clouds today; we have our next front arriving overnight tonight into tomorrow. Showers start late this afternoon and evening, and then continuing overnight. Cold air comes in behind the front for tomorrow, and that will allow for rain to end as snow through tomorrow morning and midday. Liquid totals will end up being from .25″-.75″.We dry out tomorrow night and stay that way through Thanksgiving day on Thursday. Temps cool off tomorrow overnight and stay cool through Thanksgiving before moderating late Thursday afternoon just a bit. Still we are cold overnight Thursday night.Our next system arrives on Friday. With the cold start to the day, we cant rule out a few snow flakes initially, but most of Friday will feature a mix of clouds and limited sun. Better precipitation potential breaks out overnight Friday night and continues through Saturday into early Sunday. AS warm air lifts in, we see all rain for the state. With rain totals of .25″-1″ and coverage at 90%. Cold air comes blasting in for Sunday behind a cold front, and that will trigger some additional snow for Sunday afternoon and evening, particularly up north. Accumulations are possible.Dry to start next week for Monday and Tuesday with cold air holding firm. We see snow showers next Wednesday, followed by a dry finish toe the 10 day period on Thursday the 5th. So, we have plenty of moisture potential in the forecast between the 2 big systems and some additional minor moisture here and there. The map at right shows 10 day liquid equivalent precipitation potential over all of Ohio through next Thursday.For the extended period, we have a chance of rain showers over south and western Ohio for Friday the 6th, then a mix of clouds and sun with milder air for Saturday the 7th. Rain starts off Sunday the 8th before changing to snow with some accumulations. Then dry and cold for Monday the 9th through Wednesday the 11th. Temps will be well below normal for the start of that period, but may moderate by late Wednesday afternoon and evening.last_img read more

Analysts Predict 1 Billion+ Mobile Web Users by 2010

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#mobile#predictions#Trends#web sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img According to recent predictions from analyst firm IDC, mobile web usage is set to explode over the course of next year due to market forces like the tripling of iPhone applications, the quintupling of Android applications and the introduction of Apple’s long-rumored tablet computer. This forecast was among the firm’s many year-end predictions released in a report that offered a broad overview of what’s to come in 2010 in the IT industry, cloud computing, the mobile web and the overall technology marketplace. Mobile Web Continues GrowthOne the more notable predictions in the near 20-page report is in regard to the growth of the mobile industry. Under the headline “Mobile Devices on a Path to Eclipse PCs”, the analyst firm claims that in 2010, mobile devices will increasingly become a strategic platform for both commercial and enterprise developers. However, the report backs away from the implications made in that eye-catching title by clarifying that the firm is not (yet) predicting the “death of the PC,” rather that mobile devices will no longer be seen as “subservient to PCs.” Instead, says IDC, mobile devices will be viewed as primary client platforms. While IDC may not predicting the death of the PC, it does believe that in 2010 mobile devices will eclipse PCs in several areas – or at least come very close. For example, the firm claims we’ll see more than a billion mobile devices connected to the web by year-end. That’s almost as many mobile devices as internet-connected PCs, the latter which will total 1.3 billion. Also, the growth rate of mobile devices is 2.5 times that of PCs.For the most part, the growth will be spurred by the proliferation of smartphones, such as Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry as well as the lines running Nokia’s Symbian operating system (OS), Windows Mobile and Google’s Android OS. In 2010, 200 million more smartphones will ship, representing 16% of the market. By 2013, that figure will rise to 20% or more. In addition to the sheer number of phones produced in the coming year, application development will continue to see explosive growth, too. IDC believes Apple’s iPhone will have 300,000 applications available by year-end (up from the 100,000 they have now) while Android will offer 50,000-75,000 (up from 10,000 now). IDC also believes that Google’s strategy with Android – that is, an open OS that can run on different hardware – will help make it a strong iPhone competitor. Apple “iPad” Will LaunchOf course, the one prediction which everyone wants to know about is the Apple tablet. IDC dubs the device the “iPad” and says it will be more like an oversized (8-10 inch) iPod Touch than a downsized Mac computer. The device will allow for web surfing, videophone applications, gaming, reading books, magazines, and newspapers, and watching videos. Last year, IDC said the iPad would not arrive in 2009 – and since it’s now December, it appears to have been right. Now the firm claims 2010 is finally the year for its launch. It also notes that it would not be surprising to see Microsoft launch its own tablet device next year, too. In addition to the introduction of the so-called iPad, IDC says the netbook market will continue to grow as major manufacturers expand their lineup to include different pricing levels for the ultraportable machines. This “good, better, best” lineup will allow netbooks to move away from being considered value-oriented systems (cheap with low performance) to being decent alternatives to traditional notebook PCs. Do You Agree?The IDC report involves predications of what’s to come, but it was created after studying this year’s data in detail and extrapolating on that to peer into the future. We think their findings sound credible – even the one about the mythical “iPad,” although that may just be wishful thinking on our part. Do you agree with these predictions, too? Share your thoughts in the comments. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more