In his monthly report, Regional Vice Chairman of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Elroy Adolph, has outlined a number of issues which he has observed at primary schools in the region. As a result, he has asked the administration of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to pay closer attention to having these issues resolved. Adolph told members of the Council that during a recent visit to the One Mile Primary School in Linden, he observed that several lights in the institution were malfunctioning, resulting in poorly lit classrooms.“We find that there are a number of lights in the classrooms that are not working. The classrooms are very dark. (In) Some classrooms, there (is) no proper lighting for the children…there’s a poor lighting system at the One Mile School,” Adolph pointed out.Regional Vice ChairmanElroy AdolphAdditionally, the Regional Vice Chairman stated, there is limited space in some of the classrooms within the school, and as a result, they have been divided into two parts and students have been made to ‘double up’. The space is so limited, he noted, teachers have a hard time displaying their teaching aides.“They have the vent holes yes, but on those vent holes the teachers have their teaching aides, because they don’t have space,” Adolph said.He added that he would have spoken with the school’s headmaster, who informed him that the situation has been in existence for a long time. “He said he has written several reports to the (Education) Department and on to that day when I went there, nobody hasn’t responded to him. He hasn’t had any response from them. So, I’m appealing to the administration: ‘Please check it out’, so that the children wouldn’t trouble with their eyes after a while,” Adolph added. The Regional Vice Chairman noted that there were also complaints of malfunctioning door locks, which he said was also reported to the Department by the headteacher. There is also the issue of an unfinished fence at the school, construction of which the contractor reportedly has abandoned.“The yard, people walk to and fro. There is no gate and lots of activities taking place even though they have guards,” he declared.He also pointed to the issue of flooding at the school. “There is a gutter there, like 10 feet long. He (headmaster) says for the past two years it is like that:- when the rain falls it comes down and it goes into the school’s classrooms,” the Regional Vice Chairman added, as he appealed to the administration for assistance.He further indicated that, over at the Kwakwani Primary School, the washrooms are in desperate need of servicing. “Water is not going into the washrooms, so the cleaners have to fetch water to keep flushing the toilet.”Meanwhile, speaking in relation to the issue of lighting at the school, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon said there appears to be this issue at all of the schools in the Region.“We went to Regma, Mackenzie High School, and we went to Republic Avenue Nursery, and they, too, are experiencing the same problem with electricity. We have engaged LEI (Linden Electricity Inc.), and when they came we had to engage one of their specialists to deal with it directly in its own time,” he said.(Utamu Belle) read more
This footballer called for the stretcher after picking up an injury, but wished he hadn’t when the Chuckle Brothers entered the pitch!
Donegal soccer sensation Seamus Coleman has said he still finds it hard to believe he has become famous.The 23 year old Killybegs man admits that he still has to pinch himself to believe he is playing for Everton in the Premiership.“I still find it hard to believe that kids want their picture taken wit me or have my name on their shirt. I appreciate it all. “I’d never turn down a kid or anyone who wanted a photo or an autograph. I wouldn’t feel right. If I can help I always will,” said Seamus.The former Sligo Rovers man says he will fight tooth and nail to get a chance to be on the plane to Poland for the European Championships next summer.“There are going to be a few players who will lose out. There will be players in the squad who will be confident of going and for others it will be a fight to get in.“That’s how I see it. I just have to keep playing well week in and week out for Everton and force my way in. I don’t want to be one of the people who lose out – no way,” he said. Coleman also dismissed rumours that he is about to leave Everton for their Merseyside rivals Liverpool.“I saw those rumours and I haven’t a clue where they came from. It’s ridiculous.“I’m very happy here. I love it. This club is very special and I’ll be here for the long haul and making sure I stay in the team. I won’t be going to Liverpool,” he said.COLEMAN – I CAN’T BELIEVE PEOPLE WANT PHOTOS AND AUTOGRAPHS WITH ME! was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:evertonKillybegsseamus coleman read more
India all-rounder Vijay Shankar suffered an injury to his hand while batting in the nets on Friday ahead of India’s World Cup 2019 warm-up match against New Zealand in London.Shankar was hit on his right hand during a pre-match training session, according to a media report. The all-rounder walked off the field in pain with a support staff carrying his bat and pads.Shankar was hit on the forearm when he attempted a pull shot against Khaleel Ahmed, who is a net bowler for the India cricket team, according to ESPNCricinfo.Vijay Shankar was taken for precautionary scans. A call on his availability for India’s 1st warm-up match against New Zealand on Saturday will be taken after the reports are out, according to reports.Vijay Shankar is gearing up for his maiden World Cup appearance. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was picked in the 15-member World Cup squad four months after he made his ODI debut for the senior national team.Shankar did not get a chance to bat in his first 3 ODIs but came up with a crucial knock of 45 in India’s win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI of a five-match series in New Zealand in February.Shankar then shone with the bat for India against Australia in a home series, collecting 120 runs from 4 innings.Shankar has been earmarked by the Indian team to play the No. 4 role at the 2019 World Cup after having been selected ahead of Ambati Rayudu who had been playing at the spot over the last 2 years.advertisementChief selector MSK Prasad had said Vijay Shankar’s 3-dimensional abilities worked in favour of him.However, Shankar had not been in the best of form during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as the Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder managed 244 runs in the 12th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league.Shankar, speaking exclusively to India Today earlier this week, had said he is not focussing on all the chatter but his preparations in the lead up to the World Cup.”Well, there might have been a lot of debate about the number four slot. As cricketers, we tend to face all these things. It is really important to keep it simple and believe in our own strengths,” Shankar told India Today.”The only thing that we can do is to work on all the aspects of our game. I am just focused on my own preparation rather thinking about anything else. That is what I have been doing. These things happen and I have learnt to overcome all of it,” he added.India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton on June 5. Virat Kohli’s men will face New Zealand in their first warm-up match on Saturday and take on Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday.Also Read | Made sure I trained well after IPL: Vijay Shankar before departing for World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: When Harry Kane met Virat KohliAlso See: read more