The Alim Shah Stores have been re-added to the list of entities for the school uniform voucher programme just in time as the distribution for the new school terms begins.According to a business representative, the stores’ Regent Street, Georgetown; and Rose Hall, Berbice branches have received official notification from the Education Ministry that it “is pleased to be partnering” with the business in this year’s School Uniform Voucher programme.Alim Shah store on Regent StreetThe letter was signed by Ms Patricia Stephen, Assistant Secretary to the Education Ministry.Alim Shah Stores started to accept school uniform vouchers since last week after being assured by the Ministry’s chief accountant that the business continues to be on the official database despite the advertisements which have appeared in the press in which the business is not listed as being on this year’s programme.The proprietor, Alim Shah, was concerned at the omission and felt that it was reprisal from the Government for the columns that his daughter, Ryhaan Shah, writes for Guyana Times.In an invited comment to this publication, he expressed relief to have received the official notification since both stores had already ordered and started preparing their stock of school pants, shirts, underwear, haversacks, and other items for their back-to-school business.He said that the business has built up a good working relationship with the Education Ministry over the years and he expects that the good relations will continue under the new Administration.Interestingly, when Shah initially raised concerns of being dropped from the programme, the Education Ministry immediately released a statement positing that the business was at fault.The statement explained that the Ministry noted that it publicly advertised for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to participate in the Uniform Voucher programme in 2016 and that the business under the name Alim Shah never indicated any interest in participating in the programme, hence their name would not have been on the published 2016 list.“They subsequently communicated with the Ministry, indicating that they erroneously assumed that since they were on the list in previous years they would have automatically been included,” the statement noted.According to the Ministry, the matter has since been resolved with the entity.Distribution of vouchersMeanwhile, the Ministry is ready to distribute approximately 150,000 uniform vouchers to parents and guardians of children attending public schools in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), 10 (Upper Demerara), Bartica, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Georgetown, in Region Four.Each voucher is valued $2000 – an increase from $1500 in previous years, and is valid until October 31, 2016.Parents are reminded that vouchers are intended to be used for the purchase of school items only and that all vouchers can be redeemed at participating businesses/suppliers, a list of which has been published in the press and is available at the respective schools and regional departments of education.A valid form of identification is required to uplift the voucher.Every child attending a Government school is entitled to uniform assistance under the National Uniform Programme. On the coastland, the Education Ministry administers the Uniform Voucher Programme while in Hinterland communities, the assistance is administered by the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.Public schools will be closed for a period of eight weeks from July 11 to September 2, 2016.
Norwich defender and captain Russell Martin has no problem playing in any position for manager Neil Adams and will happily sit on the bench for the good of the team.The Scotland international has watched his side drop to tenth in the Championship table after two consecutive defeats but he says it has nothing to do with where he plays on the pitch.“If the manager picks me at centre-back I play there and if he picks me at right-back I play there,” Martin told the Norwich website.“It will be the same if he picks me to sit on the bench at any point, I will sit there. I will play anywhere I’m asked. He picks the team on merit and picks a team to win the game on any given day.”“I feel comfortable playing in both positions in this league just as I did in the Premier League. I play at centre back internationally and have kept my place in the team for the last 18 months playing against some of the world’s best strikers and thoroughly enjoying it.“I have spoken before about having a preference and seeing CB as somewhere I will end up playing regularly as I feel it will prolong my career at this high level as the demands on a modern day full back get higher and higher.” 1 Russell Martin in action for Norwich
Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Emery’s early Arsenal career has been rather positive 4 MONEY Gianluca ManciniEarlier this week it was reported that Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Mancini, the Atalanta defender. The 22-year-old has emerged as a real star since establishing himself in the Serie A club’s starting line-up, and he’s even shown to be just as effective in an opponents’ area as his own – scoring four times in just 11 matches.The Gunners have taken note of Mancini’s performances and, along with Borussia Dortmund, are keeping tabs on him. And they may be rushed into moving for Mancini given the interest in him, which could mean they approach the player when the transfer window reopens in January.Junior FirpoThe 22-year-old Betis star has been linked with a move to Arsenal for a number of months, with their interest in the wing-back renewed earlier this week. The Gunners’ interest in a new left sided defender makes sense given Nacho Monreal, now 32, is still first choice for the position. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury A long-term replacement would be a wise purchase, and Firpo has shown he has the potential to get to the top of the game. He possesses all the traits of a modern day wing-back, with his remarkable tally of four goals in 27 matches proving his attacking talents.However, Arsenal will be forced to shell out almost £44million to sign Firpo, as he has a release clause written in his Betis contract. Nonetheless, talkSPORT told you earlier this month that the Gunners are not put off by such a high asking price.Patrik SchickRoma are expected to loan Schick out during the January window due to his struggles in the Italian capital, and Arsenal want to take advantage. The Czech Republic international was highly-rated during his time with Sampdoria, but he’s failed to hit the back of the net with the same regularity since joining the Giallorossi.This has not turned Arsenal off the 22-year-old, with the Gunners seriously considering moving for Schick when the transfer window reopens to replace Danny Welbeck, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.Various reports have suggested Arsenal could offer Roma a player-plus-cash deal for Schick, with the north Londoners ready to use Aaron Ramsey, the Wales midfielder, as a makeweight.Nicolas Pepe 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Pepe has been prolific in front of goal over the past couple of seasons Firpo hit the headlines when he scored against Barcelona earlier this month In the Premier League the Emirates Stadium club sit just three points off the top four after 12 matches, and they’re currently on a run of 16 games without defeat in all competitions.However, Emery is not entirely happy with his squad and he intends to strengthen it when business gets back under way.But who have Arsenal been linked with signing and what deals could they get over the line in January?talkSPORT.com have searched around to find all the latest rumours involving the Gunners, and you can read our Arsenal transfer round-up below… Barcelona are rumoured to be ready to cash in on Dembele Arsenal are prepping themselves for a busy January with just over a month to go until the transfer window reopens.The Gunners have been linked with a host of players heading into the new year as manager Unai Emery plots to continue his fine start to life in north London. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News BEST OF Ousmane DembeleWhile Liverpool are reported to be preparing an £85million offer for Dembele, Arsenal also remain in the hunt for the Barcelona forward. The Camp Nou club are believed to be ready to cash in on Dembele, and the Gunners may look to take advantage of their willingness to sell the France international.While the financial outlay to buy Dembele would be huge, the potential of signing him is a rather unique situation. The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young players in world football, and he remains hot property despite his apparent struggles in Catalonia. 4 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Arsenal fans are hoping to see Emery strengthen the wide attacking positions in January, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced to play out of position on the wing at times this season. As previously mentioned Dembele is one player the Gunners are looking at, while the north Londoners have also been linked with moving for Lille winger Pepe.Pepe enjoyed a great 2017/18 season, scoring 14 goals and creating a further five, and he’s continued his fine form this campaign, already netting eight times and registering seven assists. Able to play anywhere across the front line, Pepe was frequently utilised as a centre-forward last term, but he’s returned to his strongest position in 2018/19 – the right side of the attack.A couple of months ago it was claimed Arsenal are keeping tabs on Pepe ahead of a potential January swoop for the 23-year-old, though they are believed to be rivalled by Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the race to secure the Ivory Coast international’s signature RANKED REPLY 4 no dice ADVICE
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Israeli army said it was conducting an arrest operation in Jenin, but would not give further details. Shooting broke out at several points in the city and 11 Palestinians and three Israeli soldiers were injured, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. One of the Palestinians was moderately hurt, and the other 10 were slightly wounded, Palestinian doctors said. The Israeli army said the soldiers were also slightly wounded. In a separate operation, two wanted men surrendered after Israeli troops surrounded two houses in the village of Kfar Kalil near Nablus, the army said. Another man was shot, the military said, but his condition was not known. Several Palestinian suspects have been killed recently in army operations in the West Bank to track them down. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JENIN, West Bank – A top Islamic Jihad militant surrendered to Israeli soldiers early today, witnesses said, after a daylong siege during which army bulldozers knocked down the four-story house where he was hiding. Dozens of troops surrounded the building in the town of Jenin in the hunt for Iyad Abu Rob. Witnesses said Abu Rob, a senior commander of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank, emerged from the wrecked house after midnight and was taken away by soldiers along with one of his aides. On Wednesday, more than 70 army jeeps and 25 armored personnel carriers entered Jenin, and troops announced a curfew over loudspeakers as part of an arrest raid, residents said. Several armored personnel carriers surrounded the building where Abu Rob was believed to be hiding, and snipers took up positions on nearby roofs. Troops shot and killed a local man who hurled rocks at an army patrol, witnesses and hospital officials said.
Tsunami waves generated by a large offshore earthquake would threaten at least 1 million coastal residents in California and inundate the nation’s largest port complex, according to a new report. The bleak study released today found gaps in the state’s readiness to handle a tsunami, including flaws in the existing warning system, lack of evacuation plans by coastal communities, and building codes that don’t take into account tsunami-strength surges. In addition, many residents are unaware of the potential danger of tsunami waves and would not know how to respond to warnings, the report said. “I don’t think we’re ready yet, but we’re getting there,” said Richard McCarthy, executive director of the California Seismic Safety Commission, which issued the report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In the past century, more than 80 tsunamis – mostly minor – have been recorded or observed along the California coastline, which faces tsunami threats from local and distant sources in the Pacific basin. The most deadly tsunami to strike California was in 1964 when 12 people died from massive waves generated by a magnitude-9.2 earthquake in Alaska. The commission – an independent panel that advises the governor, Legislature and local governments – formed a special committee in response to last year’s monster quake and tsunami that killed more than 176,000 people in nearly a dozen Southeast Asian countries. While catastrophic tsunamis rarely strike the West Coast, state officials are acutely aware of the potential for damage and loss of life as a result of booming development along California’s coastline. The report found many Californians are not adequately trained about the risks of a tsunami and recommended creating multi-language fliers and brochures detailing the hazards. About a million people live in low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to flooding by a tsunami. Existing building codes call for structures to be erected to withstand severe shaking from an earthquake, but the report revealed that homes and businesses are rarely designed to hold up against tsunami-force surges. A joint program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working on design guidelines for tsunami shelters that could extend to strengthening hospitals and other facilities. The report also found most coastal communities lacked evacuation plans for residents because of funding problems. Crescent City in Northern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara, are among the few places that have an escape route for residents. The state Office of Emergency Services, along with the University of California, have produced inundation maps that show the coastal areas most at risk, but few communities have used the maps to carve out evacuation routes and install signs in case of an emergency exodus. Along with threatening lives and property, a giant tsunami would strike an economic blow to the state, given the vulnerability of its ports, the report said. As much as $60 billion in economic loss is estimated if a tsunami caused a two-month shutdown at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The third busiest port in the world, the docks and terminals at the complex rest only nine feet above seawater level. The fear is that a tsunami wave bigger than that would overtop the wharf, flood the port and cause extensive damage if advance warning was not given, the report found. In June, a tiny tsunami off the far Northern California coast exposed how unready some communities were in dealing with a real threat. Some cities were confused by the differing tsunami warning messages that came from two centers operated by NOAA. The warning eventually expired, but since then federal, state and local officials have met several times to figure out how best to alert communities – an action that won praise from the authors of the report. Meanwhile, scientists are keeping an eye on a 680-mile undersea fault 50 miles off the West Coast known as the Cascadia subduction zone. The fault behaves much like the one that ruptured off the Indonesian island of Sumatra last year and the one that produced the 1964 Alaska temblor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The crew of the Derry Clipper celebrate their homecoming with the city’s Mayor Brenda Stevenson.The Donegal skipper of the victorious Derry “LondonDerry” Doire yacht was given a hero’s welcome when the boat sailed into its home port this morning.The previous day, Sean McCarter, from Buncrana, steered the Derry entry to victory in the 14th race (from New York) of the round the world challenge.Several thousand people lined the quayside on the River Foyle to welcome the Derry Clipper home. The yacht was accompanied by a flotilla of around 20 boats, including the Lough Swilly Lifeboat from skipper McCarter’s home town.Several thousand cheered and waved as the yacht docked to the sound of fireworks and “Danny Boy” and “The Town I Love So Well,” performed by the combined local church choirs.Buncrana man Sean McCarter, skipper of the Derry Clipper, is welcomed home by city Mayor Brenda Stevenson,Mayor of Derry, Cllr Brenda Stevenson, was on hand to “pop” the champagne and cases of Guinness were “at the ready” for the crew which had been “dry” since leaving New York just over two weeks ago.Speaking before coming ashore, Sean McCarter said he was “overwhelmed” by the welcome. He said: “After almost 40,000 miles it’s unbelievable to be sailing into Derry and even more so in first place.“We have had several boats come out to meet us at six o’clock this morning and the flotilla has been growing ever since.”He added: “We always knew it was going to be something special, but this is more than we expected.”The yacht’s arrival in Derry saw an emotional one for Andrew Taylor, the crew member who fell overboard in the North Pacific.Andrew, who was swept away from the yacht by high winds, was rescued after spending around 90 minutes in the water. His family were on Derry’s quayside yesterday to meet him for the first time since the dramatic incident.He said: “I’m fit and healthy. This is a big moment for me. I have spoken to my family over the phone but I have not seen them for months.”“It certainly has been very emotional day,” he said.“To receive such a great welcome in Derry is amazing, but to have mum and dad here as well makes it all the more special.” HERO’S WELCOME FOR DONEGAL SKIPPER OF VICTORIOUS DERRY CLIPPER was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:buncranaclipperdonegalmccarterseanskipper
Drivers are being warned of dangerous road conditions across Donegal tonight as heavy snow showers blanket the north west.Travel problems have already been reported in Letterkenny and many main routes across Donegal due to snow.Several cars are reported to be in difficulty on Lurgbybrack hill outside Letterkenny tonight. Donegal County Council has warned people to avoid unnecessary journeys tonight. Worst affected routes with snow are said to be Meenaroy, Drumkeen, Barnesmore, the back of Errigal, Pettigo, the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford road and Glentogher. Council gritters were deployed at 6pm and will be out working until midnight.A Status Orange Snow-ice Warning is in place for Donegal until 12noon on Thursday.If you must travel in this weather, the AA Roadwatch remind drivers that it can take up to ten times longer to stop when driving in icy conditions. Slow down and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.If you have school closures, poor road warnings or event cancellations to share, let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org Roads Warning: Motorists urged to avoid unnecessary travel during heavy snowfall was last modified: January 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ROADSsnow
SAN FRANCISCO — It was the offensive breakthrough every player on the Giants’ roster and every member of the team’s fan base has been longing for.It just happened to come when the club’s starting pitching fell apart.The Giants finished a 3-3 road trip Thursday with a 12-11 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field just days after opening their journey away from Oracle Park with a 12-11 victory over the Reds at the Great American Ball Park.Manager Bruce Bochy’s club erased three separate four-run …
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