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Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Marita Perceval on Thursday praised the Guyana Government’s stance on children’s rights, especially in the area of education.Perceval, who is in Guyana for the Hague Convention Conference on International Family Law, Legal Cooperation and Commerce: Promoting Human Rights and Cross Border Trade in the Caribbean, met with President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency.During the meeting, Perceval noted that the President and his ministers have shown a strong commitment to the wellbeing of the vulnerable groups in the country, especially children. This she said is a characteristic which must be emulated.“We recognise your leadership and your drive for adolescents and children. You have our respect for the decision to prioritise, for children and adolescents, education and child protection. These are core issues for the region…We, as humanity, need people like you, need people that could be shocked by the inequities that you find near you and try to fix them. I appreciate your team, your statement, your support to UNICEF and know that you can count on us,” the Regional head for UNICEF told the President.Just Wednesday evening, the President at the opening of the Hague Convention Conference, reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to ensuring that every Guyanese child is cared for and protected.Perceval also praised the President’s Five Bs (Boats, Buses, Bicycles, Books, and Breakfast) programme, born on the President’s birthday last year, which is aimed at ensuring that every child has access to and stays in school, as she noted that this is a shining example of the human side and commitment of the President to ensuring that every child is taken care of.“We at UNICEF are very proud of the programme… We speak on children, adolescents and women. We are touched by the President’s statement that every child must live with its family… this helps the country greatly and this point is in the best interest of the child,” she said.The Five Bs programme has reached almost every Region across the country. Already, ten buses, nine boats and hundreds of bicycles have been donated to children and communities in an effort to reduce inequalities and hindrances to accessing education.
A woman of Alexander Village, Georgetown who was allegedly caught with 477 grams of cannabis appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday and denied possession of the drugs.Natasha John, 43, of Lot 131 Third Street, Alexander Village, denied that on April 9 she had in her possession 477 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Her defence attorney George Thomas, in a bail application, told the court that his client lives with seven other family members at the Third Street, Alexander Village house, and four other occupants were at home when the narcotics were discovered in a general area of the home. He also stated that his client maintained her innocence during the investigation.But Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, objecting to the defendant being placed on bail, told the court that ranks from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Narcotics Branch had gone to the house and the defendant was the lone occupant at the time. The prosecutor said a search was conducted in her presence, and the narcotics were found in a cupboard in the upper flat of the building.According to the prosecutor, upon being questioned, John allegedly informed the cops that she had purchased the cannabis for her son-in-law, and had hidden it in the cupboard unknowingly to others.The prosecutor said the woman was arrested and taken to the CID headquarters, where she gave a statement admitting ownership of the narcotics, and was charged.John was remanded to prison, and the case will continue on April 30.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 15.07.13In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreBest of luck to Rory, Ross and Éamonn as Donegal go in search of 3-in-a-row Ulster titles for the first time in history against Monaghan in Clones this Sunday at 4pm. The Seniors had no game last week and are free once again this weekend, they have drawn group rivals Malin in the quarter-finals of the championship. The Reserves earned a good win over St. Michael’s in the league at the weekend and they will also take on rivals from their group, N. Conaill in their quarter-final game.The Juniors returned to winning ways at the weekend with a home win over N. Conaill in the league and the two sides will meet again in the championship 1st round, first leg tie in Glenties on Saturday evening at 7:30pm.The Senior hurlers next outing in the championship is at home to Setanta on Friday, August 2nd.The Training pitch is now re-opened for all teams. Please use common sense by not running drills on the main playing area. The Minor Boys had a good win over Burt in their championship preliminary round first leg game and they travel to Burt for the return leg this Wednesday (17th) at 7:30pm. The winners of this tie will take on Termon in the Northern quarter-finals.The U16 boys Div. 1 footballers continued their good start to the season with another good win over St. Mary’s, Convoy and they travel to Gaoth Dobhair this Friday evening. The Div. 2 team were beaten by Fanad Gaels and they are at home to Termon this Friday evening at 7pm.The U14 Boys lost to N. Conaill in the championship final last week in a close game. They trailed by 8 points at half time but stormed back into the lead early in the second half but goals proved their undoing as they were beaten by 5-08 to 2-13.The U12 boys beat Letterkenny Gaels in their Go Games matches on Monday and play Milford in their final games.Both the U12 and U16 Hurlers continued their good form this week. The U12 Hurlers defeated Buncrana at home and the U16’s had a fine win away to MacCumhaills. The Minor Hurling B semi-final did not take place on Sunday as Carndonagh could not field. The U16 Hurlers are at home to the Gaels this Thursday whilst the U12 Hurlers play away to the Four Masters. Training for the U16’s and Minors every Tuesday at 5pm. There is no Sunday Morning Academy this week (21st) due to the Ulster Final in Clones. It will return next Sunday (28th).The U-14 Girls had good wins on Saturday and Tuesday over Lifford and Red Hughs respectively and play Glenfin on Thursday away. Bus leaves Tobins at 5.45pm sharp.Cúl Camps (football) come to O’Donnell Park next week, July 22nd – 26th. Bookings can be made online: http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or by contacting Paul McGovern (086-8114151).This week’s Lotto numbers were: 5-18-20-21. 5 winners matched 3 numbers and win €20 each. Carl Byrne; Nicole Crossan c/o Orchard Inn (both Adrian); Tom Gallagher, College Farm Rd.; Martin Blaney, Carolina Park and Hannah Carr, Hawthorn Heights (all card). Next week’s jackpot is €3,450. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S JUNIORS BACK ON WINNING TRAIL AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S JUNIORS BACK ON WINNING TRAIL AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILL
Gardai have confirmed that two men have been arrested in relation to the theft of two buses in Inishowen.The men were arrested earlier today following an appeal by Garda Supt Kevin English.Both men are understood to be in their 20s and were apprehended in Carndonagh. The arrests follow the theft of two buses in Moville and Carndonagh.The buses were driven to Malin where a number of ‘doughnuts’ were performed on the town’s green area.It comes at a time when Malin is due to be visited by judges from the Tidy Towns contest.People expressed their horror yesterday at the crime. GARDAI ARREST TWO MEN FOLLOWING BUS THEFTS was last modified: June 15th, 2012 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)
A mother was forced to drive her unconscious son to Letterkenny General Hospital in her own car with a paramedic in the back as there was only one paramedic on duty at the time.Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has expressed shock at the incident.He said “I was outraged to hear that such an incident occurred last Tuesday. It is reported that an emergency call was made for an ambulance to attend to a young child, who was unconscious. “An ambulance was dispatched with one advanced paramedic, who was driving the vehicle. At the scene, the paramedic made the clinical decision, based on the needs of the child, to travel back to the hospital in the back of a car driven by the mother of the young child,” he said.Deputy Doherty said that when he sought clarification from the HSE on this matter, it was confirmed that the advanced paramedic was indeed working on his own from 5pm to 8pm on the evening in question.“It was explained to me that this was due to staff reporting sick and requesting force majeure leave at short notice. I would ask why alternative arrangements were not made to ensure that there were at least two paramedics available to respond to any emergencies.“It is completely unacceptable that a mother be required to drive her child to hospital in such circumstances, in a vehicle which is not adapted to the needs of the situation, simply because there is inadequate staff to drive the ambulance,” he said. The Donegal TD says he understands the paramedic in question requested that two paramedics who lived nearby be contacted to assist at the scene but this request was refused.“This is the effects of budget cuts and austerity on our public services. Sinn Féin has been raising this very issue with the HSE for some time now and we clearly see the impact in this case”The Deputy concluded “The circumstances of this case could have been tragic and as a parent of four young children myself, the potential outcome doesn’t bear thinking about. I call on the HSE to immediately clarify how such an incident was allowed to happen, the reasons why the request to contact local paramedics was refused and to put stringent guidelines in place to ensure such an incident never occurs again.”Donegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan has promised to raise the matter at the Regional Health Forum which mets tomorrow.Cllr Brogan said he was made aware of the situation a number of days ago and says such a situation should never have happened. “In many ways this was a fortunate situation in that the incident occurred just afew miles from the hospital.“Had it have been 40 or 50 mies away, as is often the case, then we could have been dealing with a death here today.“There was a breach in protocol and I know the paramedics are not happy with the situation. Of all places, because of Donegal’s geographical location and size, this simply cannot be allowed to happen again.“A paramedic should never again be put in such a position that he or she is forced to make an emergency call-out alone,” he said. DONEGAL MOTHER DRIVES UNCONSCIOUS CHILD AND PARAMEDIC TO HOSPITAL was last modified: November 26th, 2012 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:Deputy Pearse DohertyMOTHERparamedic
The Colorado-based Community Development Institute, hired to operate the 26 Head Start Schools until a permanent replacement for the Latin American Civic Association can be found, said federal officials told them not to speak to the press. Head Start teachers, parents and their kids were thrilled to see Dolores Huerta Center open for instruction, from teeth-cleaning to writing one’s name. “I’m glad my kid’s in school – he’s pretty smart,” said Victor Pichardo, 36, of Sylmar, holding the hand of Eduardo, 2. “I was worried. I didn’t know why it closed down.” “Thank God,” added Leonarda Lopez, 23, of Sylmar, whose 4-year-old son, Jose, attends the school. “Jose likes school. He likes coming here.” During the closure, she said, “I told him, ‘Not today, it’s a holiday.’ I took him to the library.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – Three-year-old Diana Benkovic had waited two days to rejoin her friends at her Head Start preschool, one of 26 in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys closed down earlier this week by a bureaucratic glitch. On Thursday, she got her wish. “It’s real sad,” said Steve Benkovic, 73, who dropped his smiling granddaughter off at Dolores Huerta Center in San Fernando. “She was speaking about going to school every day: ‘Why no school? Why no school?’ “She missed it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Pressured by angry Los Angeles politicians, the doors of 20 San Fernando and Santa Clarita valley Head Start preschools were slated to reopen Thursday after being closed Tuesday by the U.S. Administration for Children, Youth and Families, which funds Head Start. Administration officials did not return phone calls Thursday to say how many of the schools opened or when all 26 centers serving some 1,400 students would be back in business. Earlier this week, federal officials said the six remaining schools – once run by the Latin American Civic Association of San Fernando – would reopen “soon.” For a month, the same federal officials had vowed there would be no interruption in Head Start classes. But the Head Start schools, which provide day-care and preschool services for needy children, were closed Tuesday after the federal agency and the civic association fumbled the handover of 26 campuses to another provider. The administration had denied $10 million in funding to the association for failing to prove that it could provide adequate services.
OAKLAND — Defensive tackle Corey Liuget and guard Jonathan Cooper were among the Raiders’ seven inactive players Monday night for their regular season opener against The Denver Broncos.Liuget was listed as questionable with an ankle injury. The eight-year veteran was signed to an already crowded field of defensive tackles on Aug. 25.With Liuget inactive, the Raiders will have three active tackles — starters Maurice Hurst and Johnathan Hankins and second-year player P.J. Hall. In nickel …
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