TU students demonstrating with placards Students of the Engineering Department at the Tubman University in Maryland County are demanding qualified instructional staff and other basic instructional materials.The students told this newspaper via mobile phone that unidentified Philipino professors in the department are not conversant with their subject matter, adding that they don’t understand their style of teaching.The students are demanding that the school’s administration either change the professors or they will not return to their classes.“We don’t understand anything from these professors and their way of teaching is quite different as if to say they do not even hold degrees,” they said.The students also complained of lack of adequate computers to do research.“The computer lab on the campus cannot even host 20 students,” they said. “We are paying fees for the computer labs, but we are not getting the type of services we should be getting.”When contacted via mobile phone, the President of Tubman University, Dr. Edward L. Wonkeryor, confirmed the protest and said the administration is negotiating with the students to bring the situation under control.He said the students are demanding for a new engineering building, more and new computers in the laboratory as well as more qualified instructional staff.He said their demand is in place, though not the proper manner because the school has a policy, which tells them how to address their grievances.Dr. Wonkeryor, who said he just returned from a trip abroad, said he received the students’ complaint on October 17.He explained that the Philipino professors in question were hired during the administration of his predecessor, Dr. Elizabeth Rusell, adding that their contract is yet to expire, which he said cannot be done unilaterally.“We are bringing in 40 pieces of brand new computers and are also in the process of bringing additional professors so I am calling on the students to remain peaceful,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Wonkeryor praised the professors for their tireless efforts in the education of Liberians, especially at the Tubman University, but cautioned Liberian educators to take the opportunity and apply for courses the foreign professors are teaching.The Maryland County Administration, headed by Superintendent Betsy T. Kuoh-Toe made several interventions to quiet down the students to return to classes, but sources said all the efforts have been fruitless.Efforts to get Supt. Toe could not be materialized.Dr. Wonkeryor took over from Dr. Elizabeth Russell last year and he said his relationship with the student leadership has been very cordial since he took over.He said due to last year’s budget shortfall, the school could not restore most of the facilities the students are demanding for.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence on Wednesday officiated at the reconstitution of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) Management Committee, which consists of a total of 15 members.In addressing members of the committee, the minister shared her vision and expectations, and noted that the committee is expected to assist in the alleviation of issues which plague the institution.“We have been attempting to address many issues using the Band-Aid methodology, and that is not how I manage things. I expect that there will be reports, and we’ll be able to analyze those reports and make interventions very quickly,” the minister said. She added that there have been deficiencies from both the ministry and from Region 10, which have been recognised and are being addressed.The minister further said she is aware there are high expectations of the PublicMinister Volda Lawrence along with Dr Farouk Riyasat and Chairman of the Committee, Mortimer MingoHealth Ministry, but urged staff to work within their means and utilise what is available.“I want to say to the Committee that I expect that you would reach outside of Government to try to alleviate some of the issues which confront the health sector at the Linden Hospital Complex”, she said, even as she acknowledged that the Public Health Ministry does not have the physical capacity to, and cannot, do it alone.She urged Committee members to ensure they operate in a transparent manner, and that there is accountability and respect for the law.“Let us zero in on the issues, and let us look for ways in which we can alleviate those issues, and alleviate (them) in a long-term fashion…,” she said.Chairman of the Committee, Mortimer Mingo, in his remarks, thanked the Public Health Minister for reposing confidence and trust in him to lead the management team.CEO of the Linden Hospital Complex, Dr Riyasat, who also made brief remarks, thanked the minister for officiating at the reconstitution of the Committee, and pointed out the importance of having guidance in the management of the Linden Hospital Complex. He said the presence of the Committee would go a long way in achieving the hospital’s vision.In the Region for only three days, the minister said she would like to have more frequent and closer interaction with the hospital’s staff. Following this assignment, she conducted a tour of the hospital, including its Maternity Ward, Intensive Care Unit, and other departments, where she interacted with staff. She also met with nurses in Region 10.The members of the committee include Councillor and educator Denise Belgrave, LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Farouk Riyasat, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Health Officer Dr Pansy Armstrong, former matron Naomi Cox, technician Patrick Hudson, and representatives from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LMTC), the Nurses Association Sub-Region 2, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the Linden Cancer Society, the religious community, and the People’s Progressive Party, whose members have not yet been named.
…21-year-old arrestedA father of two was on Wednesday morning shot dead at Old Road, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) by two gunmen, who attempted to relieve him of the gold chain he was wearing.Purcell Moore, who is visiting Guyana from Cayenne, was reportedly shot at least four times by two pedal cycle bandits who attempted to snatch his chain. TheDead: Purcell Mooreshooting incident occurred mere minutes after the 42-year-old left his parent’s house at Old Road, Craig.Guyana Times was told that the clothes vendor arrived in the country two weeks ago to spend time with his parents. When this newspaper visited the dead man’s parents’ home; his niece, Nicarla Lamazion, explained that her uncle left home at about 05:30h and by the time he reached the end of the concrete strip, she heard four gunshots.She initially thought the sounds of the bullets came from another direction but within minutes, a resident rushed to their home to inform them of the shooting. She noted that without hesitation, she rushed to the scene where she saw her uncle lying in a pool of blood.“I tried to lift him up but he wasn’t responding… by then some boys come with a car and we took him to the Diamond Hospital but he was already dead,” she added. She however, noted that based on reports received, her uncle had a scuffle with two men prior to the shooting incident. The chain, which the men attempted to take away, was found lying next to his body.With tears in her eyes, she described her uncle as a “good soul”.A sister of the dead man, Kim (only name given), explained that she reached to work at about 07:15h and after some time, she received the message that her brother was “no more”. She immediately rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where she saw her brother’s body.“His head had a big hole at the back with blood oozing out,” she recalled. She too stated that he did not have any issues with anyone. The aggrieved sister further stated that her brother’s two children, who reside in Cayenne, were informed of their father’s death.Meanwhile, Police in a statement revealed that one of the suspects, a 21-year-old of 14th Avenue, Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD, was apprehended and is being questioned in connection with the murder.The Police are in pursuit of the second suspect as investigations continue.
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Motorists face a hike of at least 2 cents in the price of a litre of diesel every year until 2021 under plans to equalise excise duty paid on petrol and diesel.Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants an to increase excise paid on diesel, the rate for diesel currently is 11c lower than petrol. The change is set to yield the State €328m.The changes would likely take place over five years and add just over 2c per year to each litre.Ross wants the Government to introduce the measures in the upcoming Budget.According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August, 70% of the 119,952 new cars taxed between January and July had diesel engines. Diesel prices to equalise petrol excise duty over next 5 years was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:dieselexcise dutyprice hike
Dublin GAA legend Ciaran Whelan has admitted that he is nervous about claims that Dublin only have to turn up at Croke Park to make the All-Ireland semi-final.Thousands of Donegal fans will leave the county this morning hoping to silence the talk of the Blue Army marching on to another title.And RTE pundit and former midfielder Whelan has given them some hope with his honest assessment of the game. Whelan said he is weary of Dublin’s defence which he thinks could be exposed by the likes of Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty.“To be honest, I am nervous about this challenge for the Dubs in headquarters tomorrow.“The script is supposed to read that Donegal are over the hill at this stage and Dublin are the powerhouse set to dominate for the next few years. That sort of talk is dangerous, very dangerous.“Dublin’s wealth of options and strength of depth is grossly exaggerated in some quarters. A drill down into Jim Gavin’s resources indicates there is great back-up in the forward unit, particularly the inside line, but from 1-9 the depth of support is not what some may think it is,” he admitted. Whelan still thinks Dublin have too much for Rory Gallagher’s side.He added “One thing for certain is that Donegal will be the full first team to face Dublin this year who actually believe they can win the game.“The only difference is that Dublin will be ready for an ambush this time. For that reason, I expect Dublin to come through a tough engagement.”Donegal’s loyal legion of fans will have something to say about that as they travel in huge numbers to the capital for the double header which also sees Tyrone take on Mayo in the 4pm throw-in.Donegal and Dublin throws-in at 6pm and hopefully the road back home will be a short one as Rory Gallagher pulls off the biggest scalp of his managerial career. Believe! Dubs legend Whelan admits he is nervous of Donegal was last modified: August 6th, 2016 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:Ciaran Whelandonegaldublin
The Annual Boxing Day run took place in Cranford Park on 26th December for the Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial Races. It was a great way to run off the Christmas Dinner.Starting off were the handicapped juveniles races where Michael Moore had a great run winning the underage race followed home by Diarmuid Gallagher, Karen Neely and Ryan McMenamin. The next race was run over two laps of the 1200m course where 18 competitors took to the start, it definitely blew the cobwebs off these young talented athletes, where Caolan McFadden took up the lead with a lap to go and there was no catching him.Oisin Kelly had a great race coming from behind to come home in second place and Aidan McFadden in third with a fine performance and back to his good form, followed closely by Eoin Logue, Caolan Curran, Molly Trearty, Oran McMenamin, Liam Donnelly. Cian McMenamin, Oisin McNulty, Caitlin O’Hara, Teresa Mullen, Barry Donnelly, Nazara McFadden, Blathnaid Gallagher, Sophie Curran, Orla Neely and Rionach Giles.Next up was the Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial races. There were 36 people starting this tough Cross Country course which was soft under foot right and from the gun it was a two man race with Adam Friel and John McFadden setting the pace and with a lap to go Adam went into another gear and went for home taking the Bill Hunter Memoral Cup with John McFadden coming home in second place and Eoin Kelly with a great race came home in third place.The ladies race was won by Bridie Trearty who had a great performance followed home by Claire Harkin and Paula Hegarty. Well done to everyone who took part. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day.Next up for Cranford Athletes is Athlone on the 30th of Dec for the North West Indoor Games – Athlone IT . Results Adam Friel Letterkenny AC 18.17John McFadden 18.353.Eoin Kelly. Cranford AC. 19.12Liam Doherty Letterkenny AC 19.29Kevin Logue Cranford AC 20.03Michael Logue Rosses. AC 20.14Gerard Marley. Milford AC 20.53Paddy Fox Cranford AC. 20.55Diney Doherty U/A. 21.09PJ Boyce. Cranford AC. 21.11Michael McHugh Milford AC 21.29Bridie Trearty. Cranford 21.43Peter Lilburn. City of Derry 21.43Anthony Sweeney U/A. 21.54Seamus McHugh. U/A. 22.06Christopher Murray. Cranford AC. 22.45Claire Harkin City of Derry. 23.18Paul Carr. U/A. 23.29Shaun McBride U/A. 23.46Jimmy McBride. Letterkenny AC. 23.43Richard Raymond. Letterkenny AC. 24.15Martin Mc Bride U/A. 24.30Cathal Roarty. Letterkenny AC. 24.31Seamus Carr. U/A. 25.00Paul Gallagher. U/A. 25.13Paula Hegarty. Milford AC. 25.20Joe Gallagher. U/A. 25.50John Ward. Milford AC. 26.0Salim Tem Tem U/A. 26.18James Moore Cranford AC. 26.49Shaun Mc Bride U/A. 27.01Patrick Mc Bride. U/A. 27.01Frank McGettigan Milford AC. 27.27Paul Gallagher. U/A. 28.09Paul McHugh. U/A. 29.38 Adam Friel wins Bill Hunter Memorial Cup at Cranford AC was last modified: December 28th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Mark English has failed to qualify from the first round heats of the 800m at the World Championships.Despite a late finishing burst, the Letterkenny man did not do enough to secure a top-three spot and automatic qualification in Moscow today.His fourth place in heat four briefly left him in a fastest loser spot but a quicker following heat knocked him out. English, whose set a personal best of 1:44.84 recently, clocked 1:47.08 in today’s race.It was always going to be a tough ask for English given the presence of American medal contender Nick Symmonds and Qatar’s Musaeb Abdulrahman in the qualifier.English appeared to leave himself with too much to do in the closing stages as he was unable to get on terms with the leading trio despite producing his fast finish.The tactic of hanging back worked well in London two weeks ago as he picked his way past world-class athletes in the closing 200m. English will probably feel that he should have been capable of beating Moroccan Jamma whose personal best is 1:45.47.Those behind English included Kenyan Jeremiah Mutai who surprisingly could only clock 1:50.17.DISAPPOINTMENT AS ENGLISH FAILS TO GET OUT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HEATS was last modified: August 10th, 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:Letterkenny athletemark englishWorld Championships
Tags: Disan GgaliwangoExpress FCLawrence KigonyaMathais Muwangapolice fcUganda Cup Express players celebrate in front of their fans after defeating Police on Monday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)Stanbic Uganda Cup Express FC (4) 0-0 (1) Police FC Betway Mutessa II Stadium, WankulukukuTuesday, 19-02-2019WANKULUKUKU – Express defeated Police FC in penalties to reach the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter-finals.After a goalless draw in 90 minutes at Wankulukuku, the Red Eagles converted all four of their penalties with Police missing two.Express had earlier started the game brightly with Michael Birungi who was returning after a two-match suspension, firing wide from a promising position, inside the first minute.On 17 minutes, left-back Disan Galiwango tested the Police goalkeeper Davis Mutebi from distance which was gathered routinely by the custodian.Police’s first worthy attempt came three minutes later with league top scorer Juma Balinya turning swiftly, rounded Muwanga but he ran out of ground before inflicting the desired damage.At the other end, Ggaliwango made a decent run down the left flank but intended pass to Mubaraka Nsubuga was intercepted by Joseph Ssentume who enabled Police to clear their lines.On the half-hour mark, Police defender Joseph Ssentume shrugged down Mubarak Kasule and got booked. John Revita’s subsequent chip off the resultant free-kick was tapped straight to the goalkeeper Mutebi who parried the ball away for a fruitless corner.At the end of the first half, Express looked the better side despite going into the break still deadlocked at 0-0 with their opponents.As the second half returned, Police called for the first change of the game as Pius Kaggwa paved way for Ruben Kimera.On the hour mark, Express lost defender Shafiq ‘Nana’ Kakeeto to injury and was replaced by midfielder Lawrence Kigonya.Brian Umony was the second change for the home side as they pushed for fresher legs up front, taking over Mubarak’s slot after 66 minutes before Tonny Odur was introduced in place of Ibrahim Kayiwa with 13 minutes left on the clock.The visitors made two late changes when Shakur Makeera and Simon Mbazira took over from Hassan Kalega and Samuel Kayongo’s respectively.Ninety minutes failed to produce any goal for either side and as the rule states, it was penalties that would separate them.In the shoot-out, Express converted all four of their first penalties with Birungi, Ggaliwango, Kigonya and Odur all finding the back of the net.For Police, only Kimera scored while Balinya and Bwogi saw their spots saved by Muwanga to ensure that Express win 4-1 and advance to the quarterfinals.The Red Eagles now join Bright Stars, Vipers, BUL, Nebbi Central, Wakiso Giants, Kyetume and Proline in the quarterfinals of the 2018/19 Uganda Cup.The winner of the Uganda Cup qualifies to play in the CAF Confederation Cup.Comments
1 December 2005Wits University’s Faculty of Health Sciences has come out strongly in support of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/Aids on World Aids Day 2005.“This is important in the light of ongoing public confusion and fear surrounding ART, which we believe may prevent people from making use of life-saving medication that is increasingly available in the Gauteng province,” Professor Max Price, dean of the faculty, said in a statement.Faculty doctors working in public hospitals have been closely associated with Gauteng province’s ART programme since its inception in April 2004 and are collectively following up more than 10 000 people on ART, Price said.“The results are dramatic and unequivocal,” said Dr Francois Venter, an HIV clinician who works at the Johannesburg Hospital and who is currently president of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society.“At Johannesburg Hospital, out of every 100 of patients started on ART, 90 are able to return to work and family life within months,” Venter said. “In the era before ART was made available, of these 100 patients, 40 would have died and another 40 would have become severely ill within one year.”According to Price, these findings are similar across all the ART treatment sites where Wits faculty doctors are involved.Positive personal testimonies of people on the public sector ART programme have been found at the Harriet Shezi Children’s HIV clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.“Every life saved is a household spared the devastating loss of a parent, a bread-winner or a child,” said Dr Tammy Meyers, the paediatrician in charge of this clinic.“We strongly encourage all people living with HIV to seek care from health facilities in the province to enable them to make an informed choice about whether to start treatment and to find out how and where they can obtain treatment for HIV.”SouthAfrica.info reporter