How much longer have teachers with degrees in public management to wait to be…

first_imgDear Editor,Teachers with degrees in public management should be recognised in the teaching system. Many teachers in the Business department who gained degrees in Public management have to utilise their degrees to help students with the business SBAs, and these teachers are currently not getting paid for their degrees.The business SBA has changed to more like a research, and this is where teachers with public management degrees will have to utilise their knowledge gained from the degree. The Ministry of Education needs to look at the courses offered in this four-year programme.Most of the courses are Business and Accounts. How can teachers in the Business department in Berbice promote themselves? The training for teachers in Berbice do not offer training in Business, and the Business programme (Degree in Public Management) offered at the University of Guyana Berbice Campus is not recognised in the teaching system.These teachers are very unhappy, because they have to utilise their knowledge gained from the degree programme to help students and they do not get paid for that. Teachers who gained degrees in Public Management were allowed to do the Diploma in Education (Business studies), and when they completed that programme, they got an AM status instead of a TGM status.The Ministry of Education should consider upgrading those teachers in the Business department with degreed in Public Management, because these teachers are efficiently utilising their knowledge and they deserve to be upgraded.Yours sincerely,Nicholette Simpsonlast_img read more

Reports – Inter Milan target Liverpool midfield star

first_imgInter Milan have identified Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva as one of their top targets for the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.Lucas has made just five Premier League appearances this season, causing rumours to spread that he could leave Anfield.Former Anfield boss Rafael Benitez is reportedly trying to lure the Brazilian to Napoli, but it now looks as though he will face competition from Inter.New manager Roberto Mancini is eager to add to his squad at the San Siro and has labelled Lucas as a key signing.The ex-Manchester City boss reportedly sees the 27-year-old as the perfect replacement for Esteban Cambiasso, who joined Leicester City in the summer. Lucas in action for Liverpool 1last_img


first_imgThe Seniors got back to winning ways on Saturday evening in a tough game in Donegal Town where they trailed for most of the game but came through by a goal in the end to win 1-11 to 0-11. The Reserves good run was brought to an end in their game where they were beaten by a single point 1-06 to 0-08. The Juniors were due to play St. Michaels but the men from the bridge were short a few players so  a friendly was played insyead. All teams are free this week due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster Final v Down on Sunday.The Senior Hurlers had a terrific win over MacCumhaills in the Championship last Wednesday in Ballybofey, winning by a point, they take on holders, Burt this Wednesday in the Park, throw-in is at 7:30pm. All support would be welcome.The Minor hurlers relinquished their crown last week when they were defeated by a very strong Buncrana team, nevertheless the team had a good season. The Minor Football Northern League Final due to be played last Friday was postponed and will be reaffixed in the very near future.The U14 footballers begin their Championship campaign next Monday (23rd) with  a home game against St. Michael’s. They have reached the Div. 1 League Final after a good win over Four Masters, they will face Naomh Conaill in the decider.The U16 and U12 hurlers had impressive wins over Carndonagh last week.U-13 Boys football training gets underway at 5pm this Friday (20th) at 5pm. The historic 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning team are holding a Gala Reunion in Donegal Town on Saturday night, August 18th. Tickets are available from Paul Carr and can also be purchased from the Mt. Errigal Hotel. The event will be hosted by broadcasting legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Highland’s Charlie Collins.Beidh Cúrsa Cuimhneacháin Shéamuis de Faoite ar siúl ó’n 23ú go dtí an 28ú Iúil sna Dúnaibh. The annual Irish language course in Downings which is now named in honour of the late Séamus de Faoite (A former Oifigeach na Gaeilge with Naomh Adhamhnáin) takes place in Downings GAA centre next week from the 23rd – 28th July. Uachtarán CLG, Liam O’Neill will carry out the official opening on Monday morning and one of the highlights of the week is the scór concert which takes place on Wednesday in Downing GAA club at 8.30pm. This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who wants to either learn Irish or improve their Irish language skills to avail of the opportunity to do so by attending this course which is run by Comhairle Uladh CLG. For further information please contact Fergus McGee.Our Football Summer Camp takes place from this Monday, July 23rd.There is no Sunday Morning Football Academy this week (22nd) due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster Final.There were 7 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw, with each winner getting €15. The numbers were: 1-2-13-20. Pat McClafferty c/o An Post; K. Mullen, Ballyraine Park; Sean McVeigh, Windmill View; Jack McLaughlin, Port Rd. (all Adrian); Benny Doherty, Foxhills; Kevin Rafferty, Thornberry and Brian McDermott, Kilmacrennan (all cards). Next week’s jackpot is €2,125. We are looking for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s bucket collection fundraiser for the county football team training fund. We have the afternoon slot (the Gaels are doing the morning) around the town as well as all day (10am – 5pm) in the Shopping Centre. Contact Elaina on 087-2901541 to book your preferred time and place.GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 17th, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgChantelle is welcomed to Finn Harps by Kevin McHughFinn Harps have signed a former Chelsea star.No, Frank Lampard won’t be signing autographs at Finn Park this season but ladies player Chantelle Grant has joined the coaching staff of the clubs schools programme.The Letterkenny native began her football career with Oldtown Celtic boys team and Bonagee underage sides before joining Lagan Harps ladies team. Next up was the plush but highly competitive environs at Chelsea ladies academy, where Chantelle spent 18 months receiving elite coaching which she hopes to pass onto aspiring young female players.Since returning home Chantelle has received a sports scholarship from LYIT, has represented Ulster in the Gaynor Cup whilst also continuing her playing career with Lagan ladies team.So what was it like playing for Chelsea? “It was an unbelievable experience” says Chantelle.“It was hard at first trying to get used to the pace of the game and competing against the other girls, as the standard was very high – however everyone at the club was lovely and made me feel at home straight away. “I was in awe of the facilities that Chelsea had. They were so much different to what I was used to seeing from playing football at home. I learned so much during my time at Chelsea and through the Finn Harps schools programme I hope to share that experience with both male and female kids. Coaching is something I am very passionate about and it would be great to encourage more girls to play football,” she saidFinn Harps Schools officer John Campbell says ” Everyone at the club is delighted to have Chantelle on board as she will bring great qualities to our programme.“In addition to being a qualified coach, Chantelles experience as professional footballer means we can offer young female footballers invaluable advice and training so they can improve their game.”FINN HARPS SIGN FORMER CHELSEA STAR! was last modified: January 25th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgA Government Department has stepped in over the case of plans to charge people to use a Donegal beach.The Department of Arts, Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht is concerned an aspect of planning for the Beach Activity Centre at Aghadachor, near Carrigart may be considered an ‘unauthorised development’.It comes amid heightened concerns that developers, T&G Properties Dublin, have put a private security firm in charge of a locked gate on the disputed right of way to prevent the public from going onto what has always been treated as a public beach. The issue of the public being requested to pay for access to ‘a private beach’ was first raised by the Tirconail Tribune.Locals say they are being told they are trespassing but say the company has no authorisation whatever to do so.The Aghadachor community said that  Donegal County Council officials are denying they have any role in the right of way dispute since it is not a matter for the local authority.The issue of the right of way was first flagged to the Council in an objection to the original planning application by a local resident on May 18th 2012. Point 4 of the objection said: “The proposed change of Right of Way to the beach has been substantially changed. There was no consultation on this. The proposed new right of way is less favourable than the existing right of way and, therefore unacceptable. The title deeds to my property indicate quite clearly that the right of way is an intrinsic aspect of local planning.’The points of objection raised were supported by other sources locally. However we are informed that nobody is clear as to how the council’s planning office dealt with the concerns raised other than a comment that there is no reference to a change of any rights of way on the submitted plans.The developers responding to council queries on clarification under Manager’s Orders said, “The existing laneway running alongside the easternmost site boundary is to be closed off following completion of the new service road.”A spokesman at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht was responding to queries raised in relation to the Cuan na Ri beach activity centre at the Carrigart location.The Department is responsible for the National Parks and Wildlife Service has said they have received numerous complaints in relation to the works at Aghadachor beach. “Following site inspections, we are of the opinion that some of the works to not conform to the method statement, could be considered a breach of Planning Condition No. 2 associated with grant of permission in relation to planning Ref. No. 12/40137 and may be considered as unauthorised development.”The Department has taken up their concerns with the Council and the Foreshore Unit of the Dept of the Environment.“It is the opinion of the Dept, that any environmental damage onsite is rectified as soon as possible. We intend to work with Donegal County Council, the Dept of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the developer to achieve this resolution,” says the Dept’s communication.The local committee at Glenree opposing the closure of the right of way at the site are to meet later this week to consider the situation in the light of this new development. The group met with Cllrs and officials at Milford on Tuesday amid mounting frustration that the pace of progress is proceeding at a snail’s pace.A spokesman said that despite two recent meetings at Council level, they believe that more progress should have been achieved and they believe that there is a high degree of ‘feet dragging’ going on.They told the Tribune at a briefing on Tuesday night that since they first raised their concerns at their protest meeting on Sunday September 29th none of these have been sufficiently addressed with any degree of satisfaction or conclusion.The development project at Aghadachor has now taken on a number of fronts: the issues of access: issues in relation to compliance with the planning laws and the fact that the public will be asked to pay for access to the beach are now all in the mix.In his comments about the planning application making the beach site a private concern, David Coyle told the Tribune: “Everyone knows this is patently not true and the facts bear that out. The planning application clearly stated that access to the beach at Aghadachor’s inner beach was by way of a private entrance and the public would have to pay to use it. The system of operation would be a day pass and we were shocked that the Council could allow any company to privatise a public amenity in this way.“We understand that access to any beach in Ireland is freely available to the people of Ireland. We now need to know how Donegal County Council could change that and nobody in Carrigart was informed,” added Mr.Coyle.Following the visit of a Sinn Fein delegation to the right of way on Monday, Cllr Mick Quinn and Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Having visited the site and seen for ourselves the situation, we are firmly of the view that a right of way has been in place and needs to be reinstated.“Our beaches are not private property. They are precious amenities that belong to all of our people. We are particularly concerned at reports that the developers have asked local people to leave the beach and have been allowed to carry out such substantial building works right on the beach front.“Donegal County Council needs to step in and sort this out. It is not good enough for them to wipe their hands of any responsibility for this debacle.The developers themselves also need to clarify that they will reinstate the public access to Aughadahor beach and not seek to claim this public beach for their private financial gain. We will be seeking that clarification in representations to them this week.”It is understood that the local authority is engaged in what is termed “Active enforcement proceedings in relation to the site. These actions under the enforcement provisions of the Planning & Devleopment Acts were on foot of inspections carried out by DCC staff in early September shortly after the matter was raised. The AghadachorCommittee has also been told that the Council is actively pursuing the matter within the requirements of the legislation and that any issues of unauthorised devleopment or non-compliance with the terms of the permissions pertaining to the site will be pursued.GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT INTERVENES OVER PLANS TO CHARGE FOR DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: November 21st, 2013 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:Carrigart beachpayright-of-waylast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Returns Home To Host Illinois State

first_imgIllinois State is 6-16 and 3-8 in conference play this year. The Redbirds won their last game over Loyola, 63-51, on Sunday. Drake and Illinois State will meet for the 75th time in the series that started back in 1981. The teams have played at least twice annually every season since with the Bulldogs holding a 39-35 advantage. Senior Brechelle Beachum leads the Redbirds in scoring at 12.4 points per game. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center for its first home game since Jan. 22 when it hosts Illinois State on Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center with the contest being broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. The Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack in the win over the Purple Aces as five different players scored 10 or more points. On the season, Drake has six players averaging 9.5 or more points, led by the conference’s top scorer in senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) at 21.7 points per game. Wendell is on an incredible individual scoring streak having scored double figures in 100-consecutive games, a streak that dates back to her freshman season. Sunday’s win at Evansville set another program milestone as it is the 800th win in program history. Drake’s win total ranks in the top-40 nationally among Division I programs, second in the MVC behind Missouri State and is the most in the state of Iowa.center_img Drake (18-4) returns to its home floor coming off a 73-48 road win over Evansville on Super Bowl Sunday. The Bulldogs have 12-straight victories, including winning their first 11 Missouri Valley Conference games for the program’s best ever start to league play (1997-98; 10-0). The 12-game winning streak is the longest for the program since the 1997-98 team had a 13-game streak. Following Friday’s game, Drake welcomes Bradley on Sunday for a 2 p.m. matinee. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Set To Play In Peoria

first_imgStory Links Senior Nick McGlynn is averaging 17.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in MVC action to lead the league in rebounding and rank third in scoring in league games. Meanwhile, sophomore guard Noah Thomas had a career-high 24 points with four three-pointers in the win over SIU in his second career start. ESPN+ Live Audio On the perimeter, Brady Ellingson and D.J. Wilkins both rank among the top 10 in three-pointers in Valley games this season with 12 and 10 three-pointers, respectively. That has helpedDrake is average 79.2 points per game this season, the highest mark in the Valley and 63rd nationally. Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team plays its second-straight MVC road game Wednesday when it visits Bradley. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on FS Midwest, NBC Sports Chicago and ESPN+. Drake Game Notes The Bulldogs are aiming for their second MVC win of the season while the Braves are winless to date in league action. The Bulldogs have won two of the last three meetings between the two teams and are looking to get back into the win column after a road loss at UNI. Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs return home to host Missouri State Sunday at 3 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgDon’t jive in with two feet! The ‘volunteers’ for the Strictly Come Jiving.Folk about Glenties way aren’t known for diving into things feet first.That is unless it is fundraising for a very good cause.And it’s probably only their football club that certain men in the parish would agree to get involved in a dancing competition for. And so that’s exactly what’s in store, Strictly Come Jiving in the Highlands Hotel this Saturday, November 23rd.There are ten couples taking part on the night with doors opening at 7pm for an 8pm start with tickets priced at €15.The ten “very willing and able” dancing stars are1. Conal mcLoone & Laura mcFadden 2. Caolan Bonner & Ciara Molloy3. Seamus Campbell & Fionualla Harkin4. Gerry O’Donnell & Carol Gibbons5. Connie Doherty & Teresa McKelvey6. Shaun Boyce & Grainne McLoone 7. Eoin Boyle & Martina McGill8. Daniel Roog & Ciara Hennigan9. Tommy O’Dwyer & Denise Campbell10. Christopher Molloy & Brianna McDonnel The dancers are being taught by David Gordon from Manor & Shauna Molloy from Glenties.They have been practicing for 11 weeks and will put on an amazing display on the night. Some of them have never danced before and great credit must be given to each of them for their dedication and commitment.Jiving has become so popular with all age groups in the last few years. So come along and see for yourself the great work done by all.The Highlands Hotel is the place to be on Saturday night and thanks to them for sponsoring the venue for the last few weeks and for the event.Thanks also to the sponsors of each couple and the businesses for the donating prizes for the night.The winners will receive prizes sponsored by the Clanree Hotel In Letterkenny.NAOMH CHONAILL ‘JIVE IN’ WITH TWO FEET! was last modified: November 20th, 2013 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:Naomh ChonaillStrictly Come Jivinglast_img read more

Donegal islands get €450,000 cash windfall

first_imgDonegal islands have been given a Government cash injection of €450,000.The money will be provided to Donegal County Council to carry out improvement works on various islands in the county in 2017 – with 25pc matching funding from the council the investment will be more than €600,000.The islands concerned are Árainn Mhór, Toraigh and Oileán an Bhráighe. The cash allocation has been welcomed by Minister Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D and deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher.Arranmore will see more than 4km of road improvements including the road from the pier as part of a total investment of €244,500.Extensive works will also take place on Tory with an investment sign-off of €187,500.Island Roy is to get €18,750 for causeway repairs. Funding for other islands in the state were announced three weeks ago.Islands and Gaeltacht Minister McHugh said today: “I am delighted to make this announcement for our Donegal islands today.“This financial assistance being provided by my Department to Donegal County Council facilitates the improvement of infrastructure on Donegal’s islands and it is further evidence of my Department’s commitment to supporting our offshore islands.“The islands and its inhabitants are an important part of who we all are as a nation and providing infrastructural improvements is key to improving and enhancing island life.”Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said the funding has come “as a response to political pressure exerted by me since original announcement by the Government which omitted all Donegal Islands from the Capital Islands funding programme.” Pat the Cope raised the matter in the Dáil and by way of written question to the Minister and Roinn na Gaeltachta, the original decision by the Government was an outrage when almost €1 million was announced for Islands nationwide but not one single cent for the Donegal Islands.Pat the Cope is glad to confirm that the Roinn are in a position to confirm funding for the Donegal Island roads, this I am requesting the do without further delay as this entire debacle has been an embarrassment to the Government thus far.“I am expecting that the Island roads confirmed as priority by the Council will be funded in the subsequent years as todays allocation is only first step in dealing with the legacy of under investment on the Donegal islands since 2011 and I will be maintaining pressure on the Roinn to introduce a multi annual rolling programme of roads funding for all Donegal islands in order to deal with the backlog of infrastructural needs on our Islands.“I am delighted that on this occasion the Government have yielded to political pressure and reversed their original decision not to fund Donegal Island roads,” concluded Pat the Cope. Donegal islands get €450,000 cash windfall was last modified: July 12th, 2017 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:cash windfalldonegalislndsJoe McHughPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

49ers buzz: Thursday’s top 5 insights at HQ

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Five things we learned Thursday as the 49ers began full-speed practices for Monday night’s visit by the New York Giants:1. BRACING FOR BARKLEY: It’s been 33 years since Roger Craig (No. 33) became the first player to total 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving, and New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley is threatening to reach those totals, a feat only also accomplished by Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk.“Shoot, the tape speaks for itself,” linebacker Fred Warner said Thursday. …last_img