House Unhappy with Hike in Graduation Fees

first_imgThe House of Representatives has mandated its seven-man Committee on Education to engage the Ministry of Education on the outcry of parents and guardians over the high graduation fees charged across the country.Reports indicate that as the school year comes to a close, students from high schools in the 15 political sub divisions must pay almost US$200 each to attend their graduation, which excludes optional extras like photographs.Some schools have made the graduation fees mandatory, which is unaffordable for many students.Sinoe County lawmaker Matthew Zarzar, who served as Deputy Minister for Education, is expected to advise Plenary on or before Thursday, July 21, whether or not the prevailing cost of a graduation ceremony is acceptable.On Thursday, June 30, the House unanimously mandated the Education Committee to investigate the matter, owing to a complaint from Montserrado County lawmaker, Munah E. Pelham Youngblood, to look into the issue.“It is with clear evidence that schools within the Republic of Liberia are now charging per student US$105 and up to US$230 for a high school graduation,” Rep. Youngblood wrote.“Fellow colleagues, you may agree with me that time is very hard and parents these days cannot afford said graduation fees, whereby a child who has worked for over 13 years cannot be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. In view of this, I write to seek unanimous support from this august body mandating the Ministry of Education to put an automatic hold on the entire graduation fees payment process throughout the country and to also bring the Principals Association to a round table discussion at the Ministry of Education level so that this matter can be addressed as soon as possible.” According to documents obtained by the Daily Observer, most schools are “requiring” all seniors to pay exorbitant fees for gowns and caps, certificates and their covers, program sheets, including the cost of bringing two guests, and project costs.Some schools are also charging ‘optional’ fees for seniors’ class nights.Documents show that fees vary from school to school, with the least being US$100.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wrapping paper not recyclable

first_imgThe Eco Depot is reminding Fort St. John residents that wrapping paper is not recyclable.That’s because wrapping paper is often dyed, laminated, or contains non-paper additives like plastic shapes and glitter. The festive paper often has sticky tape attached to it, and is too thin to recycle. – Advertisement -So, when the Depot gets wrapping paper, it has no choice but to throw it in the garbage. The Northern Environmental Action Team’s website advises residents to instead gift items in re-usable gift bags or cloth bags.last_img read more

Gor Mahia is Kenya’s Man City, says Kerr

first_img“Back here, we are faced with tough matches everyday because teams tend to play with 10 men behind the ball against us. It is the same in England with Man City and I watched how they break teams down and it is something similar to what we do,” Kerr said.“We are on a similar style which I was pleased to see. Yes, there is a great difference in terms of monetary value. The Man City squad is worth hundreds of billions and my players are worth maybe Sh10million,” he added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“But in terms of player quality and technical ability, my players could match Man City anytime of the day; we showed it against Everton and hopefully we can show it again,” Kerr further claimed.The tactician beams with confidence that Gor will replicate City’s dominance in England back at Kenya, but has admitted they will be faced with a tougher season.“All of the tournaments we are playing are a priority to me; otherwise I would be on a plane back to England tomorrow. We have had a very good pre-season period and looking at the players, I think we are ready. It is going to be tougher but we are up for it,” the coach noted.Kerr begins his first full season at Gor Mahia on Sunday when he leads the club for the defence of their KPL Super Cup title at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru against arch rivals AFC Leopards.-Field strong squad-Gor Mahia forward George Blackberry Odhiambo celebrates after scoring against AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby on May 7, 2017. PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo have won four of the last eight Super Cup games and are seeking a fifth title.Kerr has admitted he would have had ‘different thinking’ on the squad for the match which he says is just like a practice game, but admitted he will field a very strong squad noting it’s a local derby and he would want a perfect gift for the fans.“I know how big it is for the fans and my perspective (of the game) has changed. I must admit that if it was any other club, the team selection would be different, but I know how big this is for the fans and it is important.“We have to go to the game confident, with a good tempo and hopefully get a win,” the tactician beamed.Harun Shakava (right) will be the Gor Mahia Captain replacing Musa Mohammed who moved to Albanian side FK Tirana.Gor will head into the fixture without influential Captain Musa Mohammed and midfielder Kenneth Muguna who left for Albanian second tier side KF Tirana.However, Kerr is confident that the club will move on positively without the two, adding that he is pleased Mohammed has landed a new challenge after an extended period at the club.“We have made some good signings. We got the four players that I wanted in the positions I had identified. It’s no big loss,” the coach offered.Gor Mahia will be seeking to win a record 17th KPL title. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAApart from retaining the KPL title, the Briton’s other big target is doing well in the CAF Champions League, hoping to steer the club into the group stages. He has however admitted it will not be an easy task.“It is going to be tough for us but we have to take or chances. I have tried to find info about the Equatorial Guinea team but I can’t find anything on them. It is frustrating to plan without information,” he says.“If we make it to the second round there is a possibility of meeting Esperance and I have quite a number of clips and games. They are a very good and difficult team but we have to plan, prepare and make sure the players look at the bigger picture of the group stages opening bigger doors,” the tactician further noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- Dylan Kerr has likened his Gor Mahia squad to runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City, saying the two teams possess a similar playing style and believes his squad can match up the Citizens man to man.The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style.last_img read more

COLDEST WEEKEND OF YEAR AND MORE SNOW FORECAST FOR DONEGAL

first_imgDonegal is set to suffer the coldest weekend of the year with temperatures plunging to -7 degrees in places.More snow and frezing conditions are forecast for Donegal this weekend and into next week.And there will be more snow across the North-West right up until next Wednesday.The warning has just been issued by Met Eireann who admitted the cold snap is here to stay for the foreseeable future. The forecast comes following a week of unsettled weather culminating in the arrival of Storm Rachel yesterday.More than 300 homes, the majority in the west of the county, are still without power after up to 12,000 customers were knocked off the grid yesterday.Met Eireann forecast TonightTonight will be cold, with scattered showers of sleet and snow, mainly in Atlantic coastal counties at first and in Ulster, becoming more widespread, with accumulations in many areas. Some clear spells also. Widespread frost, with icy stretches on untreated surfaces and hazardous driving conditions. Lowest temperatures 0 to minus 3 degrees.Tomorrow, Saturday, will again be cold, with further scattered showers, some of them of snow, especially over high ground and mostly in the west and north. Further east will be drier and brighter but it’ll be a cloudier day overall. Temperatures during Saturday will be between 2 and 4 degrees generally, in a moderate west to southwest breeze.OutlookThe cold snap will continue up to and including Wednesday next, with severe night frosts, a risk of freezing fog and further wintry showers. However, there will be some sunny spells also.Saturday night : Bitterly cold, with air temperatures of minus 1 to minus 6 or minus 7 Celsius, leading to a widespread severe frost, with a risk of icy stretches. There will be further wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow, especially across the northern half of the country, but good clear spells further south. Sunday : Very cold, with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of hail and sleet, with some snow showers also, especially over high ground, but possibly at lower levels also, especially in the north and east. Max. 3 to 7 C, in a moderate to fresh north to northwest wind. Many areas dry overnight, with widespread severe frost, but further wintry showers of sleet and snow will occur, mainly along Ulster and eastern coasts. Risk of freeing fog also.Monday : Still bitterly cold. Most areas dry, with light winds, but rain and sleet will develop in the southwest and west later, with moderate southerly winds, extending eastwards Monday evening and night, turning to snow in places, with severe frost and a risk of freezing fog overnight.Tuesday & Wednesday : Little change, as the cold snap continues, bringing some wintry showers and frosty nights, but a good deal of dry, with sunny spells, especially in the east and south. Winds mostly moderate, west to northwest.Further outlook : Early indications suggest that it will become less cold and unsettled for the end of the week and weekend. COLDEST WEEKEND OF YEAR AND MORE SNOW FORECAST FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 17th, 2015 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:donegalforecastfrezingMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more

JUDGE DEMANDS PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORT OF MAN ACCUSED IN INISHOWEN CRASH

first_imgA Judge has demanded that a man accused of killing eight people in one of Ireland’s most high-profile road accident cases be immediately psychologically assessed.Those killed in the Inishowen crash.Shaun Kelly, 24, is accused of causing the deaths of eight people outside Clonmany in Inishowen in July 2012. The case against Kelly has been adjourned on several occasions and was due to be heard this morning.However both the defence and prosecution teams said they were not yet ready to press ahead with the case.Both said they are currently awaiting reports including one from a psychologist from the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin.However, Judge Keenan Johnston said he was refusing to adjourn the matter out of the current sittings of Letterkenny Circuit Court.He said it was grossly unfair to both the families of the deceased and the accused that the case was dragging on.Both barristers Peter Nolan for the defence and Patricia McLaughlin for the prosecution argued that they were trying their best to speed the case along.Barrister James O’Donnell said he was keeping a ‘watching brief’ for the families involved in the case and said they were extremely anxious to get the matter resolved.Judge Johnston said both he and his colleague Judge John O’Hagan had tried on several occasions to have the case heard.“I am acutely aware that there are eight families grieving. Their lives are on hold and it is unfair that this is ongoing,” he said.He said he was not prepared to adjourn the matter until the next sitting of the circuit court.He adjourned the case until next Tuesday and ordered and told Ms McLaughlin to attempt to have a psychologically examined and to get a report on the accused.Judge Johnston then reassured the families that he will “do our level best to get the matter brought to trial as soon as possible.”Mr Kelly, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, was in court, accompanied by his parents.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 outside Clonmany were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.JUDGE DEMANDS PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORT OF MAN ACCUSED IN INISHOWEN CRASH was last modified: April 1st, 2014 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:clonmanydonegalInishowen crashShaun Kellylast_img read more

Man told Gardai to “f*** off” after picture in pub was damaged

first_imgA man who told Gardai to “fu** off” after a picture had been damaged in a Letterkenny pub has been ordered to pay €100 to charity.Mark Reilly, from Westport in Mayo, was in Donegal for the recent Donegal International Rally on June 22nd. Gardai received a call and when they arrived at McCafferty’s Bar at Lower Main Street, they met Reilly.He was drunk, unable to stand up and proceeded to abuse Gardai by telling them to “f*** off.”The 33-year-old was arrested and charged under the Public Order Act.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client should have known better and is embarrassed by what happened but has no recollection of what happened.Judge Paul Kelly added that he also can’t hold his drink.His friends later paid for the damage to the picture, Letterkenny District Court was told.Judge Kelly said that if Reilly paid €100 to the Letterkenny Youth and Community Development fund he would strike the matter out.Man told Gardai to “f*** off” after picture in pub was damaged was last modified: July 16th, 2019 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:courtDamageddrunkMark ReillyMcCafferty’s BarpictureWestportlast_img read more

SEAMUS COLEMAN EARNS PRAISE FOR STOPPING CORNER SO FAN CAN RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION

first_imgSeamus Coleman has received praise for preventing a corner from being taken so medical staff get treat a seriously ill fan.Coleman and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero noticed some animated Everton fans on the pitch behind the goals.They quickly realised a supporter urgently required medical attention and brought the attention of the fans plight to the referee. It is suspected the fan took a heart attack and his current condition is unknown.Both players have received praise on social media for their actions and sportsmanship.Unfortunately for Coleman his side were ultimately undone by an excellent Manchester City side and lost 2-0.SEAMUS COLEMAN EARNS PRAISE FOR STOPPING CORNER SO FAN CAN RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION was last modified: August 23rd, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Liverpool want Arsenal ace, Tottenham blow, Wolves news, Leeds target defender?

first_img LATEST three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 4 Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey have been in talks over a new contract for the Wales international Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest transfer news, rumours and latest gossip from Friday’s papers and online, can be read below in talkSPORT.com’s round-up…Liverpool are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the north Londoners. (Express) Latest transfer news targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea are interested in signing midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, after he’s already rejected a move to Manchester United. (Calciomercato)Manchester United want to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, and could offer wantaway France forward Anthony Martial in exchange. (Bild)Newcastle have opened talks with Lyon over the signing of teenage striker Myziane Maolida. (L’Equipe)Ruben Loftus-Cheek will seek to leave Chelsea on loan at the end of the month if he has not been afforded enough playing time by Maurizio Sarri, the club’s manager. (Times)And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…EXCLUSIVE: Sam Allardyce says the time is right for Wilfried Zaha to leave Crystal Palace for Chelsea EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Adam, the Stoke midfielder, told talkSPORT he’d be interested in returning to first club Rangers some time in the futureEXCLUSIVE: Roy Hodgson would ‘love’ to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the Chelsea midfielder, back to Crystal PalaceEXCLUSIVE: Thibaut Courtois will ‘definitely’ leave Chelsea this summer, talkSPORT has been toldStoke have signed defender Ashley Williams on a season-long loan from EvertonCrystal Palace have signed Germany midfielder Max Meyer on a free transfer following his release from Schalke at the end of last season Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ Aston Villa’s valuation of Jack Grealish, the midfielder, Steve Bruce has revealed. (Sky Sports)Premier League new boys Wolves are interested in Portugal international Goncalo Guedes. The forward currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, and is in talks over a move to Valencia, the club with whom he spent the 2017/18 season on loan. (L’Equipe)Leeds are ready to pay around £9million to sign Jason Denayer, the centre-back, from Manchester City. (Fanatik)Manchester United have agreed terms with Yerry Mina, the Colombia defender, ahead of his transfer from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)Wilfried Zaha could hand in a transfer request to Crystal Palace as he is determined to join Chelsea this summer. (Mirror) moving on 4 targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM 4 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED TOP WORK 4 Wilfried Zaha is ready to force a move to Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Toby Alderweireld is happy to run down his Spurs contract if he fails to secure a move to Manchester United this summer. The Belgium defender has one year left on his deal in north London. (Mirror)Real Madrid have told Inter Milan they must pay £670million if they wish to sign Luka Modric, the midfielder, this summer. (Mirror)Willian, the Chelsea forward, is to launch legal action against a fake agent who forged his signature on an official transfer document. (Sun) Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Max Meyer has completed a surprise move to Crystal Palace The Blues have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for Thibaut Courtois, the goalkeeper. The £31million bid is considered too low. (Express)West Ham have opened talks over the signing of Harold Moukoundi, the 20-year-old Le Havre defender. (Mail)Manuel Pellegrini is also keen on bringing Real Betis forward Antonio Sanabria to the London Stadium. (AS) Willian has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer Bournemouth’s club-record bid for Colombia international Jefferson Lerma has been rejected by LevanteFulham have confirmed the £20million signing of Alfie Mawson, the centre-back, from SwanseaWest Brom have rejected Burnley’s £16million bid for striker Jay RodriguezTottenham starlet Marcus Edwards could become the latest English youngster to move abroad, with Bayer Leverkusen hoping to wrap up the permanent signing of the 19-year-oldlast_img read more

DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL MAN’S APPEARANCE ON HIT AMERICAN TV SHOW

first_imgLETTERKENNY man Craig Magee has become a massive hit on the internet – after his appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show in Hollywood. Craig was in the city when he was stopped by TV show producers.Click to play and see what happened next! DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL MAN’S APPEARANCE ON HIT AMERICAN TV SHOW was last modified: September 15th, 2012 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:DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL MAN’S APPEARANCE ON HIT AMERICAN TV SHOWdonegalEllen DeGeneres ShowIrelandIrish manletterkennylast_img read more

GARDAI HUNT HOODED MAN WHO ATTACKED 12 YEAR OLD GIRL IN WOODS

first_imgGardai are hunting for a hooded man who punched a young girl in the stomach while she was out with young friends on a picnic.Gardai are hunting the hooded attacker.The horrific incident happened at Ballyare Woods between Letterkenny and Ramelton at approximately 7.30pm.The girls had enjoyed a picnic and had been walking through the woods when the attacker struck. The 12 year old girl was left badly shaken and also had a severe red mark on her side where she had been struck.The man ran off when the girl called out to another friend who was also in the woods on the picnic.The terrified girls ran back to their homes and told their parents about the horrific incident.A number of men immediately searched the woods but could not find any trace of the man. Gardai were alerted to the attack and interviewed the girls and their families about the attack.They have also issued an appeal to a man who was walking his dogs in the woods earlier to contact them.Garda Inspector David Kelly said “We are asking anybody who was in this area and may have seen anybody acting suspiciously to come forward.“We have launched a full investigation into this incident and we would appeal for witnesses,” he said.  GARDAI HUNT HOODED MAN WHO ATTACKED 12 YEAR OLD GIRL IN WOODS was last modified: June 12th, 2014 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:Ballyare WoodsdonegalGardaihooded manletterkennylast_img read more