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Local institution launches alternative program to USE

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Local institution launches alternative program to USE by: – June 14, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img 17 Views   no discussions Share A local education and training centre has launched a program that will provide all children with an alternative program aimed at enhancing their numeracy and literacy skills. It is a transition program that seeks to meet the challenges of the Universal Secondary Education. Achievement Learning Center which was established in 2009 launched an Education Opportunity Program (EOP) in September 2011. The Education Opportunity Program (EOP), a Life Skills Based Education Program targets students who are at risk within the primary and secondary schools. The program will assist young people to develop self-efficacy; a belief in their own capacity to succeed, by providing opportunities to learn and practice these skills in real-life settings.Students will be exposed to learning experience that will help develop the competencies and prerequisite skills necessary to experience academic success and identify strategies to support responsible behaviour change. The program will:• provide intensive work in literacy and numeracy• Provide all children with an education program geared to meet their individual needs, and tap into their and potential• Develop learning experiences so that students can improve their lives and transform society.• Provide strategies to cope with problems that arise in groups• Identify critical skills for youth development• Appreciate the importance of life skills to a healthy and productive life.For more information about the program please contact the Centre at 4406992, 614 6117, 6132102 or visit them at #3 Elliot Avenue Pottersville.Press Releaselast_img read more

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John E. Burris

first_imgJohn E. Burris, 74, of Greensburg passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  John was born on October 9, 1942 in Franklin County to John Riley and Lula Mae (Baker) Burris.  John had many different jobs throughout his life, which included tree trimming, he had his own plumbing business, and he worked for Randall’s Textron, BCA, and Delta Faucet, all in Greensburg, and he most recently worked for Wal-Mart in the maintenance department. John was most known for his great love for coon hunting. He was a coon hunting fanatic, winning many contests and he was even featured in a story in the Coon Hunter Magazine. He was a veteran of the United States Army. On December 29, 1962, he married Eilene Venter and she survives.John is also survived by his son; Jeff Kraus, Greensburg, two daughters; Jennifer (Terry) Black, Greensburg, Michelle Ricke, Greensburg, 3 brothers; Phillip (Sarah) Burris, Connersville, Charles Burris, Connersville, James (Susette) Burris, Indianapolis, 3 sisters; Juanita Russel, Connersville, Lois Martin, Tennessee, Laura Lee Burris, Connersville, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister; Jeanette Stevens.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 31 from 1-3pm followed by Funeral Services at 3 pm with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial and military graveside rites will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Imam Bacchus CC defeat NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team to win T20 showdown

first_imgA WELL-PACED half-century from opener Parmesh Parsatam and an equally responsible 37 from his partner Navindra Persaud guided Imam Bacchus Cricket Club to a comfortable eight-wicket win over the NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team when the NAMILCO 50th Anniversary Sports programme, Essequibo leg, came off last Sunday at the Imam Bacchus ground, Columbia, in the Cinderella County of Essequibo.A colourful crowd including well over 50 NAMILCO staff members, host Sam Baksh of the famous Imam Bacchus & Sons – host of the day’s proceedings – along with NAMILCO’s Fitzroy McLeod (Finance Director) and Atomaram Lakeram (Personal Assistant to Managing Director Bert Sukhai), all soaked up an absorbing day of action in very sunny conditions.The programme, which had been pushed back for a few weeks owing to the prolonged rainy season, was well received by the participants and dozens of spectators.After winning the toss and deciding to take first strike, NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team started well, but were kept in check by some steady bowling from the home team. Opener Travis Persaud looked the part in his innings of 38 off 26 balls decorated with eight (8) fours, timing the ball well as he set the foundation for their eventual total of 117-5.Imam Bacchus & Sons CC team captain collects anniversary trophy and cash from NAMILCO’s Fitzroy McLeod and Atomaram Lakeram.But once Persaud succumbed to the Imam Bacchus bowling attack, his teammates were not able to get the better of the pace and spin attack even though they got starts. Sudesh Persaud was left unbeaten on 18 when the overs ran out.Support came from Abdool Razzak (17) and Daniel Basdeo who was left not out on 12. N. Cadogan and K. Persaud were the pick of the Imam Bacchus bowlers with two for 12 and 13 runs, respectively.Needing to score 118 to win off their 20 overs, Imam Bacchus CC were very businesslike in their approach, led by openers Parmesh Parsatam and Navindra Persaud. The duo blasted the ball to all parts of the ground as neither of the NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team bowlers escaped the willow.Parsatam hit the boundary ropes on eight occasions in his match-winning 51 before he fell. And even though his opening partner, Navindra Persaud went back for 37, the foundation for victory was already laid for the winning prize of $50 000.Formalising the win were Yogeshwar Lall and Latchman Rohit who were left unbeaten on 16 and 13 respectively when the win was achieved. For their efforts, NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team collected $10 000; both teams were presented with trophies.During brief opening and closing ceremonies, host Sam Baksh expressed delight at being able to host the programme for the NAMILCO 50th Anniversary celebrations. He said that Imam Bacchus & Sons was more than elated to welcome Executive and Staff of the National Milling Company of Guyana.McLeod, in his remarks, stated that Imam Bacchus & Sons has been a faithful partner of NAMILCO from the time it started business in Guyana and the company thought it fitting to host such a programme there.Sincere gratitude on behalf of Managing Director Bert Sukhai – who was unavoidably absent – was extended to Mr Baksh, Imam Bacchus & Sons, players, staff members and fans by Sukhai’s Personal Assistant, Lakeram.He stated that the company was more than happy to give back to the community as they celebrate this milestone. A similar programme was held in the Ancient County of Berbice in May of this year.NAMILCO is also the title sponsor of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) national Intra Association Under-17 League which involves all nine (9) Regional Members Associations. The two entities inked a five-year deal back in 2016.NAMILCO was the first company in Guyana to sign a multi-year partnership deal with the federation.last_img read more

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Colin Kaepernick’s attorney predicts Patriots or Panthers will sign QB

first_img“It would not surprise me if Bob Kraft (owner of the Patriots) makes a move,” he said. “That would not surprise me, and it would not surprise me if his former coach…also makes a move.” Related News LeBron James reacts to Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with NFL: ‘I’m happy he won his suit’ Geragos though straight up did say he believes the Panthers could sign Kaepernick. Carolina signed Eric Reid to a one-year deal last season which ended his extended time as a free agent and then it signed him to a three-year contract this offseason.Reid and Kaepernick settled their case against the NFL on Friday which alleged the league colluded not to sign them because they kneeled during the national anthem starting in 2016 to protest racial injustice and inequality.Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since that season. He has a career 28-30 record as a starting quarterback and has thrown 72 touchdowns to just 30 interceptions while completing 59.8 percent of his passes. Colin Kaepernick’s attorney believes the quarterback will be employed soon in the NFL.Mark Geragos told CNN on Saturday he believes the quarterback will be employed within two weeks and he even went so far as to say where he thinks he will end up.center_img Colin Kaepernick vs. the NFL: A timeline of how we got here Which other coach he is referring to remains to be seen but Vic Fangio was the 49ers defensive coordinator when Kaepernick was in San Francisco so he could be an option and Greg Roman was the team’s offensive coordinator in that same year, so the Broncos or Ravens could be possibilities.last_img read more

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