Ozil Blast Arsenal Legends, Says “Stop Talking And Start Supporting”

first_imgArsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has expressed his displeasure at how former Arsenal players criticise his performances, saying they should “stop talking and start supporting”.In a daring Facebook post to celebrate his 4-years at the Emirates, the 28-year-old midfield maestro revealed that he “initially struggled” when he arrived England from Real Madrid but however “accepted the challenge”.He said: “Arsenal and I are celebrating our anniversary! Four years ago I was transferred in a last minute deal from Real Madrid to Arsenal – Arsène Wenger convinced me. He told me about the great history of this club, about its living legends such as Bergkamp, Vieira and Pirès, who owe a large part of their success to the manager.”“Although I initially struggled when coming to the Premier League, I accepted the challenge.”“Personally I’ve had to accept a lot of criticism during my time in London. ‘Too expensive, too greedy, bad body language, and lacking fight’ – this is what people have said about me.”Mesut Ozil has registered 41 assists in the Premier League since he joined Arsenal; at least 5 more than any other player. pic.twitter.com/BnMTfM5CbA— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 16, 2017Arsenal has started their 2017/18 Premier League campaign on a not so pleasant note, losing two out of the three games played so far with Mesut Ozil involved in Arsenal’s humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.“Some of these comments are made by those who do not know me, some are made by former players – both successful and unsuccessful during their time here at the club.”“Although criticism is something that all football players have to deal with, I nevertheless expected legends to behave like legends – my advice to these former Gunners: stop talking and start supporting!” the German international added.Ozil have been widely criticised by former Arsenal players like Robert Pires and Patrick Viera, who questions his work rate and attitude in games.Relatedlast_img read more

Age is just a number! Home Instead celebrates aging with special event

first_imgWith a population of 20,000​ people​ aged over 65 in Donegal, Home Instead Senior Care Donegal are celebrating the life of senior residents in the county with a fun event this week.The ‘Age is Just a Number’ event will be held in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny on May 9th from 12noon to 4pm.As part of the Bealtaine Festival calendar of events, this is an event that celebrates aging and wisdom while offering everyone who comes along an opportunity to learn more about the services and offerings in Donegal to these young at heart residents and their families. A fun event for everyone, here’s some of what you can expect on the day:Practical Advice And Information StandsVirtual Reality Experience ,Travel The Globe Virtually!Meet The “Experts” Nutrition, Movement And MemoriesLifestyle And Wellness InformationGuest SpeakersTea And Coffee CornerMusic, Laughter, FriendshipShare Your Story CornerFree Draws To Win Some Great PrizesMartin Murphy director of Home Instead Senior Care in Donegal said: “Everyone is welcome, bring a parent or let them bring you! There will be information and support stands on everything from social groups like the active retirement group in the county to health and wellbeing advice and maybe even a game of bingo or two.”Martin added that a unique experience will be on offer on the day. A Raphoe company called Virtual Reality Design will be there with virtual reality headsets, giving those present the chance to experience a virtual walk around capital cities of the world, by wearing the special headsets while sitting in a comfy chair. Maybe even virtually visiting where they once lived and worked in earlier years. This is a unique experience at an event like this and it is unlikely that many of those attending will have had an opportunity like this before.A free tea and coffee corner will give guests an opportunity to tell your stories and share a yarn with others. Local personality and speaker Helen Kelly will be on hand to sit and chat with the visitors throughout the day, about the state of aging in Donegal and what can be done to help everyone going through it.Sr Helen KellyMartin is keen to point out the importance of supporting the aging population in the county.He highlighted obvious issues such as ill health, loneliness and general lack of confidence and is delighted groups like Donegal Volunteer Centre are attending to talk about opportunities for all ages to get involved in volunteering and sharing their knowledge and wisdom in the communities in which they live.Cara House will also be there to offer supports and practical information specifically for those who want to embrace their elder years while learning more about the supports on offer to them. Some of the other stands on the day includeThe Foot and Ankle Clinic,DLDCCancer Care WestNutrition AdviceChiropractorHealthy Ireland Donegal LibraryAll are welcome to call into ‘Age Is Just A Number‘ at Station House Letterkenny, 9th May, 12noon-4pm. For further information contact Martin at Home Instead Senior Care office Letterkenny (074) 911 [email protected] visit Home Instead Senior Care Donegal Facebook page for further information on this and all further events.Age is just a number! Home Instead celebrates aging with special event was last modified: May 5th, 2019 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:age is just a numberelderlyeventshome instead senior careletterkennylast_img read more

Deion Sanders on NFL Network: 8-1 Niners are ‘just starting to jell’

first_imgAny true blue fan of the scarlet and gold knows the 49ers haven’t won a Super Bowl since Deion Sanders left the Bay.He arrived with the 49ers stuck in a four-year Super Bowl drought. Seeking a jolt for the 1994 season, they turned to Sanders, who was looking for something more than he had with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed a one-year contract with San Francisco. The Los Angeles Times called Sanders “arguably the most powerful defensive weapon in the NFL.”Suffice to say the desired outcomes …last_img read more

Mandela Day: food gardens to combat hunger

first_imgThe African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS) feeds over 31 000 children daily through feeding centres and mobile vans (Images: ACFS Facebook page)Active citizenship initiative Lead SA is partnering with the African Children’s Feeding Scheme, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and the Dis-Chem Foundation to facilitate Mandela Day events geared at teaching South Africans how to plant and maintain their own vegetable gardens.“Too many South Africans go to sleep hungry every day with no idea what they will eat the next morning,” Lead SA’s Terry Volkwyn said in a statement on Wednesday. “In the true spirit of active citizenship, we encourage South Africans to heed the call to curb hunger not only by starting their own vegetable gardens on their pavements, but by also donating surplus food to feeding schemes in our communities.”Members of the public will be taught various gardening skills, including planting techniques, container gardening and pest control, at Mandela Day events at venues across Gauteng province, including in Midrand, Eldorado Park, Jabavu, Meadowlands, Orange Farm, Naledi and Zola.The African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS), which feeds over 31 000 children daily through feeding centres and mobile vans, will host a Mandela Day educational activation at four of its centres – in Jabavu, Zola, Meadowlands and Naledi – where stalls will be set up to expose community members to different types of food gardening.A similar event will take place at the Dis-Chem Foundation’s community garden in Midrand, launched earlier this year to help community members in the area.Also on Mandela Day, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo – under the theme “Harvest4Madiba” – will distribute fruit trees across Johannesburg, showcase small-scale farming in Lakeside, Orange Farm, refurbish parks, distribute food hampers and reclaim illegal dumping sites in Eldorado Park.Lead SA will also create a community vegetable garden at their premises, Primedia Place in Sandton.“We encourage other companies and businesses to assist in fighting hunger by transforming their front verges into vegetable gardens which could feed many more South Africans,” Volkwyn said.She added that members of the public wishing to volunteer to take part in any of these activities should register to do so through www.leadsa.co.za.In support of the campaign, The Star and other Independent Group newspapers will publish features on different types of food gardens, including rooftop gardens, suburban pavement gardens and large-scale community gardens. The Star has also committed to creating a container garden at its building in downtown Johannesburg, with the produce to be donated to organisations in the inner city.In the Western Cape, members of the public will be invited to do their 67 minutes of volunteerism at the Oranjezicht City Farm, where they will learn the basics of planting seedlings.Lead SA will also have a Food Truck which will collect food from different areas in the Western Cape to donate to soup kitchens and other feeding schemes in need.Food insecurity is not just a global concern, but is affecting South Africa tooLITERACY, SHELTER, FOOD SECURITYAt the launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2014 in April, food security was identified as one of three major themes, the other two being literacy and shelter.“Food insecurity is not just a global concern, but is affecting South Africa too,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement shortly after the launch. “According to a research report released by the Human Sciences Research Foundation (HSRC) in August, only 45.6% of the South African population is food secure.”Foundation CEO Sello Hatang commented: “All people, at all times, should have access to sufficient, safe and nutricious foods to maintain a healthy and active life. This is a crucial social support measure for effective development and growth. Feeding activities – whether food parcels, food gardens or feeding schemes that provide long-term access to food security – can transform world hunger.”last_img read more

Perdue sworn in as newest USDA Secretary, Trump signs ag executive order

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s senators voted to confirm the long-awaited George “Sonny” Perdue as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).Both Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) supported Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for the second-to-last open cabinet position. Brown also voted to advance the nomination of Perdue out of the Agriculture Committee in March. During his confirmation process, Perdue told Brown he would visit Ohio if confirmed.“One in seven jobs in Ohio depends on agriculture, and it’s critical that Governor Perdue follow through on his commitment to visit Ohio and learn about how he can support Ohio farmers,” said Brown. “I look forward to working with him across the spectrum of USDA programs – from strengthening the farm safety net, to funding conservation programs that keep Lake Erie clean, and battling the opioid epidemic.”The confirmation was met with appreciation from U.S. agriculture amid growing concerns that the vital industry appears to be a low priority for the Trump Administration.“Farm Bureau heartily congratulates Secretary Sonny Perdue on his new role leading our nation’s Agriculture Department. We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president’s cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work for farmers, consumers and rural America,” said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm bureau Federation. “Secretary Perdue is a long-time friend to me and farmers across Georgia, and soon to the millions of men and women across our country who feed and clothe our nation. He is a real-world farmer himself and knows the business inside out. He understands the impact farm labor shortages, trade agreements and regulations have on a farmer’s bottom line and ability to stay in business from one season to the next. There’s important work ahead for the secretary, and he’ll need to address these challenges against the backdrop of the biggest drop in farm prices and income we’ve seen in decades. But just like America’s farmers and ranchers, I know Secretary Perdue isn’t afraid of a hard day’s work. We are confident he is the right man for the job at hand.”In addition on Tuesday President Trump, while seated beside the newly confirmed secretary on his right and a National FFA Officer on the left, held a roundtable discussion with farmers and signed an executive order aimed specifically at agriculture. The move was viewed by some as a way to show favor to rural America — a demographic that has felt left out after the lengthy time it took to confirm the leader of the USDA.Called the “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” Executive Order, the piece looks to deregulate cumbersome areas of agricultural law while at the same time establishing an interagency task force chaired by the ag secretary. Here’s more background (provided by USDA) on the 31st Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sworn in on April 25.Sonny Perdue came by his knowledge of agriculture the old fashioned way: he was born into a farming family in Bonaire, Georgia. From childhood, and through his life in business and elected office, Perdue has experienced the industry from every possible perspective.Perdue’s policies as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will be guided by four principles which will inform his decisions. First, he will maximize the ability of the men and women of America’s agriculture and agribusiness sector to create jobs, to produce and sell the foods and fiber that feed and clothe the world, and to reap the earned reward of their labor. It should be the aim of the American government to remove every obstacle and give farmers, ranchers, and producers every opportunity to prosper.Second, he will prioritize customer service every day for American taxpayers and consumers. They will expect, and have every right to demand, that their government conduct the people’s business efficiently, effectively, and with the utmost integrity.Third, as Americans expect a safe and secure food supply, USDA will continue to serve in the critical role of ensuring the food we put on the table to feed our families meets the strict safety standards we’ve established. Food security is a key component of national security, because hunger and peace do not long coexist.And fourth, Perdue will always remember that America’s agricultural bounty comes directly from the land. And today, those land resources sustain more than 320 million Americans and countless millions more around the globe. Perdue’s father’s words still ring true: We’re all stewards of the land, owned or rented, and our responsibility is to leave it better than we found it.Additionally, Perdue recognizes that American agriculture needs a strong advocate to promote its interests to international markets. The United States is blessed to be able to produce more than its citizens can consume, which implies that we should sell the bounty around the world. The relationship between the USDA and its trade representatives, as well as with the U.S. Trade Representative and Department of Commerce, will be vital. The work of promoting American agricultural products to other countries will begin with those relationships and will benefit us domestically, just as it will fulfill the moral imperative of helping to feed the world. Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.Under Secretary Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. He will seek solutions to problems and not lament that the agency might be faced with difficult challenges.As a youngster growing up on a dairy and diversified row crop farm in rural Georgia, Perdue never fully realized that the blessings of purposeful, meaningful work would serve him as well as they have in life. When he was a young boy feeding the calves and plowing the fields, he was an integral part of the workforce on his father’s farm. As the son of a mother who was an English teacher for 42 years, he benefitted from her teachings as well — not just by instilling in him the beliefs he still holds dear, but also by lending him an appreciation and respect for language and proper grammar. But more than anything in his life, it was the family farm which shaped Sonny Perdue. He has lived and breathed the exhilaration of a great crop and the despair and devastation of a drought. He learned by experience what his father told him as a child, “If you take care of the land, the land will take care of you.”The work ethic cemented in him by his farming roots has remained with Sonny Perdue throughout his life. As a younger man, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain. After earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, he put that training to use in private practice in North Carolina. As a member of the Georgia State Senate for eleven years, he eventually ascended to the position of President Pro Tempore as elected by his senate colleagues. As a two-term governor of Georgia, he was credited with transforming a budget deficit into a surplus, dramatically increasing the student performance in public schools, and fostering an economic environment that allowed employers to flourish and manufacturers and agricultural producers to achieve record levels of exports. He followed these accomplishments with a successful career in agribusiness, where he focused on commodities and transportation in enterprises that have spanned the southeastern United States. These experiences have proven invaluable in his current role as principal advocate for American agriculture and all that it serves.Perdue is a strong believer in good government, in that it should operate efficiently and serve the needs of its customers: the people of the United States. As a state senator, he was recognized as a leading authority on issues including energy and utilities, agriculture, transportation, emerging technologies and economic development, and for his ability to grasp the nuances of complex problems. As governor, he reformed state budget priorities, helped Georgians create more than 200,000 new jobs, and promoted his home state around the world to attract new businesses. In 2009, the Reason Foundation’s Innovators in Action magazine recognized Perdue as a leader who “aggressively pursued new strategies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government and deliver better value at less cost to taxpayers.” In addition, he was named “Public Official of the Year” in October 2010 by Governing Magazine. To this day, his thoughts are never very far from the wishes of the citizens — the true owners of the government.Perdue’s views on agriculture have always been shaped by his first-hand knowledge of all of its aspects, both as a farmer and as an agribusinessman. He appreciates the daily concerns and needs of American farmers, while also understanding the intricacies of global commodities markets. He is acknowledged as a national leader in agriculture, having served as a board member for the National Grain & Feed Association, and as President of both the Georgia Feed and Grain Association and the Southeastern Feed and Grain Association. Perdue has long-standing, close relationships with the leadership of the American Farm Bureau and has been recognized by the Georgia 4-H and FFA programs, among others, for his leadership in agriculture.As the product of Georgia, a state where agriculture is the leading economic driver, Perdue recognizes that agriculture is an issue and industry which cuts across political party boundaries. He recognizes that the size, scope, and diversity of America’s agricultural sector requires reaching across the aisle so that partisanship doesn’t get in the way of good solutions for American farmers, ranchers, and consumers.Perdue has been married to Mary Ruff Perdue for 44 years and has four adult children and fourteen grandchildren. He and his wife have served as foster parents for eight children awaiting adoption. Perdue remains a licensed airplane and helicopter pilot and avid outdoor sportsman.The following is the full text of President Trump’s executive order as provided by the White House:By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that affects agriculture and rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1.  Policy.  A reliable, safe, and affordable food, fiber, and forestry supply is critical to America’s national security, stability, and prosperity.  It is in the national interest to promote American agriculture and protect the rural communities where food, fiber, forestry, and many of our renewable fuels are cultivated.  It is further in the national interest to ensure that regulatory burdens do not unnecessarily encumber agricultural production, harm rural communities, constrain economic growth, hamper job creation, or increase the cost of food for Americans and our customers around the world.Sec. 2.  Establishment of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  There is hereby established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (Task Force).  The Department of Agriculture shall provide administrative support and funding for the Task Force to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.Sec. 3.  Membership.  (a)  The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as Chair of the Task Force, which shall also include:(i)      the Secretary of the Treasury;(ii)     the Secretary of Defense;(iii)    the Attorney General;(iv)     the Secretary of the Interior;(v)      the Secretary of Commerce;(vi)     the Secretary of Labor;(vii)    the Secretary of Health and Human Services;(viii)   the Secretary of Transportation;(ix)     the Secretary of Energy;(x)      the Secretary of Education;(xi)     the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;(xii)    the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission;(xiii)   the Director of the Office of Management and Budget;(xiv)    the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy;(xv)     the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy;(xvi)    the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers;(xvii)   the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy;(xviii)  the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy;(xix)    the Administrator of the Small Business Administration;(xx)     the United States Trade Representative;(xxi)    the Director of the National Science Foundation; and(xxii)   the heads of such other executive departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.(b)  A member of the Task Force may designate a senior level official who is a full-time officer or employee of the member’s department, agency, or office to perform the member’s functions on the Task Force.Sec. 4.  Purpose and Functions of the Task Force.  (a)  The Task Force shall identify legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to promote in rural America agriculture, economic development, job growth, infrastructure improvements, technological innovation, energy security, and quality of life, including changes that:(i)     remove barriers to economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America;(ii)    advance the adoption of innovations and technology for agricultural production and long-term, sustainable rural development;(iii)   strengthen and expand educational opportunities for students in rural communities, particularly in agricultural education, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;(iv)    empower the State, local, and tribal agencies that implement rural economic development, agricultural, and environmental programs to tailor those programs to relevant regional circumstances;(v)     respect the unique circumstances of small businesses that serve rural communities and the unique business structures and regional diversity of farms and ranches;(vi)    require executive departments and agencies to rely upon the best available science when reviewing or approving crop protection tools;(vii)   ensure access to a reliable workforce and increase employment opportunities in agriculture-related and rural-focused businesses;(viii)  promote the preservation of family farms and other agribusiness operations as they are passed from one generation to the next, including changes to the estate tax and the tax valuation of family or cooperatively held businesses;(ix)    ensure that water users’ private property rights are not encumbered when they attempt to secure permits to operate on public lands;(x)     improve food safety and ensure that regulations and policies implementing Federal food safety laws are based on science and account for the unique circumstances of farms and ranches;(xi)    encourage the production, export, and use of domestically produced agricultural products;(xii)   further the Nation’s energy security by advancing traditional and renewable energy production in the rural landscape; and(xiii)  address hurdles associated with access to resources on public lands for the rural communities that rely on cattle grazing, timber harvests, mining, recreation, and other multiple uses.(b)  The Task Force shall, in coordination with the Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, provide State, local, and tribal officials — and farmers, ranchers, foresters, and other rural stakeholders — with an opportunity to suggest to the Task Force legislative, regulatory, and policy changes.(c)  The Task Force shall coordinate its efforts with other reviews of regulations or policy, including those conducted pursuant to Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs), Executive Order 13778 of February 28, 2017 (Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule), and Executive Order 13783 of March 28, 2017 (Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth).Sec. 5.  Report.  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Agriculture, in coordination with the other members of the Task Force, shall submit a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, recommending the legislative, regulatory, or policy changes identified pursuant to section 4 of this order that the Task Force considers appropriate.  The Secretary of Agriculture shall provide a copy of the final report to each member of the Task Force.Sec. 6.  Revocation.  Executive Order 13575 of June 9, 2011 (Establishment of the White House Rural Council), is hereby revoked.Sec. 7.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 27, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plenty of clouds around today, but more so in the northern part of the state, where we can see some lake effect snow off an on through the day. Most of this will be limited to the typical lake snow areas and will not drift too far south of US 30 in north central and northeast Ohio.  There can be some significant lake effect snow and accumulations in NE Ohio. The rest of the state will see a mix of clouds and sun, but significantly colder air will continue to blast in out of the NW, leading to even colder wind chills. We stay cold with partly sunny skies for Wednesday, and on Thursday we start with sun, but see clouds increase as we gear up for our next chance of precipitation. A warm front lifts through the state overnight Thursday night into Friday mid-morning. This warm front likely triggers scattered precipitation totaling a few hundredths to .3” over 60% of the state. While we can see rain or snow showers with this frontal passage, we think that snow will mostly be limited to areas from I-70 northward. Precipitation is done by early afternoon, and we should remain mostly cloudy for the balance of the day Friday. A cold front and a strong low-pressure center arrive for Saturday and move off to the east and north Sunday. This will bring moderate to heavy rain Saturday, and then scattered showers with wrap around moisture on Sunday. Combined rain totals for the event will be from half to 1.5” and 100% coverage. This will be a significant rain event, fueled by warm, moist, south flow into the state. The map shows the set up for Saturday afternoon. We turn dry and colder for Monday -Wednesday of next week. Light snow is possible Tuesday (lake effect snow) in north central and northeast Ohio, and on Wednesday (fast moving clipper system) over the central 65% of the state. Totals are not impressive enough to really talk about at this time, but a fresh coating is likely. We turn out partly sunny and cold for next Thursday. For the extended period, we are keeping an active pattern in over the state but shifting timing a bit. We have a chance of light snow in over 50% of the state next Friday with a coating to an inch possible and 60% coverage. Then a chance of snow comes in next Sunday, the 9th, from I-70 northward. Most of the significant snows hit MI or OH, but we won’t rule out flurries over about 60% of the state from I-70 northward. Some of this will linger into the following Monday and will still be mostly north of I-70. The rest of the week after next looks dry, but we do see a significant mild push for the 11th through the 13th, as temps go above normal.last_img read more

Bahamian teacher shortage looming BUT calls for reinstatement of grants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – The public Education sector of The Bahamas will soon face a shortage in teaching staff if swift action is not taken.    A talk with media following the tour of the Stephen Dillet Primary school on Wednesday gave the Bahamas Union of Teachers president, Belinda Wilson the chance to express her concern over the rate of retiring versus the rate of hiring.More teachers are exiting the system said Wilson, and she said it means that the Government will need to revive some old policies where more funding is providing specifically for those who want to pursue a teaching career.    Wilson said the #BUT is prepared to work with the Ministry in identifying those ready to take on the noble profession; she said her first nominees would be from among the current teachers’ aides on staff at government schools.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#BUT, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Assemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair BacktoSchool Kick Off

first_imgAssemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair & Back-to-School Kick Off 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host her annual Health Fair and Back-to-School Celebration on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O’Farrell Charter School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.The community is welcome to bring family and friends to this free fun-filled event, which will include a wide variety of health screenings, educational activities and a back to-school backpack giveaway. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about programs and resources to help improve their health and quality of life.Saturday, August 11th – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.6130 Skyline DriveSan Diego, CA 92114 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 10, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Shirley Weber FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 10, 2018last_img read more