Police still building case

first_imgBHS sex scandal…no court date in sight soon – Commander‘A’ Division Commander, Marlon Chapman, on Monday said that despite being on $100,000 station bail, embattled Bishops’ High School teacher Coen Jackson would have to wait a while before he faces the court.Over the weekend, Police arrested Jackson at his Pollydore Street, Lodge home and charged him for sexual grooming, sexual assault, and rape committed on a former student.Embattled teacher Coen JacksonJackson is being accused of abusing his position of trust as a teacher to groom female students for sexual activities after they would have attained the age of 16, the legal age of consent. Jackson has vehemently denied the accusations, but did admit to having sexual relations with two former students who are both in their early 20s.The Police claim that between December 2010 and May 2011, at Durban Street, Lodge, Jackson raped one of his students.Commander Chapman has said the Police are still building their case against the teacher. He noted that at this time police are yet to receive legal advice on whether or not to take the case to court.“So far, based on legal advice, we have not been told that we can go to court…we are still pursuing other angles of the investigation, and will determine the way forward,” the Commander said.The Education Ministry launched a full-fledged investigation into the allegations, and upon completion, authorized the Police to begin conducting a criminal investigation.The Police investigation has resulted in Jackson being charged for one count of rape. However, the Police have said that their investigation is still ongoing, as they are still investigating other allegations against the teacher of over 20 years.It was the Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Cultural Advisor Ruel Johnson who broke the news of the alleged sexual misconduct of Jackson on social media, and the story has since catapulted, resulting in a number of past students relating their experiences.Johnson, in a letter to the Chief Education Officer, detailed numerous reports he had received from present and past students of the teacher, who allegedly sexualized his lessons, had inappropriate conversations with female students, and engaged in multiple sexual relationships with female students.last_img read more

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Man United’s £240m Neymar bid takes entertaining new twist as Rihanna gets involved!

first_imgAccording to The Sun, Manchester United are trying to sign Barcelona superstar Neymar for £240m.That amounts to a £140m transfer fee, plus £100m on wages, taxes and add ons.It’s a sensational story, but as one United fan told us, trying is one thing, succeeding is entirely another matter. Just like trying to pull Rihanna.Listen to the entertaining call from Red Devils fan Jonathan in the audio player above.last_img

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Southampton to bid for Jordan Amavi after Nice withdraw interest in defender

first_imgNice have withdrawn from the race to sign Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi, amid interest from Southampton.The Saints are expected to appoint former Nice boss Claude Puel as their new manager this week following Ronald Koeman’s move to Everton.Puel, who left his position as Nice manager in May, knows all about Amavi having overseen his breakthrough into the first team at the French club before he was sold to Aston Villa last summer.The 22-year-old enjoyed a bright start to life at Villa before he sustained a serious knee injury while on duty for the France Under-21s in November.He did not appear again for the side so could not help in their unsuccessful battle against relegation from the Premier League.Now Amavi’s future is unclear and it has been heavily reported that Nice want to take their former favourite back to the south of France.However, according to Nice Matin, the Ligue 1 club have dropped their interest in the defender, clearing the way for their ex-boss Puel to make his move. Jordan Amavi could be set for a reunion with his former Nice boss Claude Puel at Southampton 1last_img read more

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The incredible stats midfielder has amassed since leaving Chelsea

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY no dice Played: 29Goals: 12Assists: 18 He has never ruled out returning to Europe to continue playing and, if does come back, he will do so as a player who has won titles in two different countries, having just won the Chinese Super League to add to the two Premier League trophies won with Chelsea.Plus, look at his incredible stats for the season. shining As well as Oscar, other big names in China include Hulk, Nicolas Gaitan and Javier Mascherano.Hulk plays with his compatriot at Shanghai and together they recently celebrated the club ending Guangzhou Evergrande’s run of seven straight league championships.“All the foreign players who come here are at a really high level,” Oscar told Copa 90 in 2017. “China has incredible financial power and sometimes makes offers that players can’t refuse. But, as we’ve seen with Paulinho moving to Barcelona, the players on our team – like myself, Hulk and Elkeson – have enough quality to return to Europe.” Oscar stunned football fans worldwide when he swapped Chelsea for Shanghai SIPG in 2017. Quite simply they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.Not only did Oscar become a very rich man, Chelsea also got £60million for the player they paid around £25million for in 2012.People questioned the Brazilian’s ambition because at 25, he was approaching his prime years. huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Most Popular Football Newscenter_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Oscar’s Shanghai stats 1 RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ As well as two Premier League titles, Oscar won the League Cup and Europa League with Chelsea Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

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IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: MORE THAN 1,000 AT ARDARA 10K

first_imgIn excess of 1000 walkers /joggers /runners turned out for this wonderful event in memory of Martina ‘Tina’ Maguire who lost her brave battle with cancer in January.This picture of her represents her wonderful enthusiasm and zest – and that has been matched today by those who took part.Her family is proud of her and is proud of the good people of Ardara and the whole county of Donegal today. The race was won by Rosses athlete Shaun Mc Shane.There was a great atmosphere on a beautiful day to acknowledge the life of Tina Maguire.Many of her schoolmates from Glenties Comprehensive School joined in in what was truly a most positive community occassion.In attendance were tv personality Noel Cunningham, Olympic team manager Patsy Mc Gonagle and Donegal athletics chair Glenfin man Neil Martin. Tina’s proud brother Michael acknowledged emotionally those who had supported the event and her Dad also Michael fired the gun to get them on their way.A most enjoyable day well done Michael Maguire ,the guards , the stewards, those who handled registration and tea in the Parish Centre and finally those who manned the water stations. Well done Ardara. Well done Donegal.You made us proud.THE RESULTS OF THE RACE ARE BELOW:ARDARATHON 10K RACE 21ST APRIL 2012   Place  Time   No.  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club1            36.36        1463    SHAUN              MCSHANE            SM            Individual2            36.59        2398    BARRY              MEEHAN              SM            Letterkenny A.C.3            37.43         826    humphrey            murphy                 M45+         Letterkenny A.C. 4            38.30        1173    DARA                MCNULTY             SM            Individual5            38.33        1473    pauric                odonnell                SM            Individual6            38.57        1478    francis                coleman                SM            Individual7            39.07         347    declan                gillespie                SM            Individual8            39.51        1525    padriagh              friel                     SM            Letterkenny A.C.9            40.17        1167    HELENA             CROSSAN             SW           Inishowen AC10            40.57        1197    RAYMOND          DOHERTY             SM            Finn Valley A.C.11            40.59        1460    MARIUS             MCNICHOLAS        SM            Finn Valley A.C.12            41.06         348    seamus              gallagher               M45+         Individual13            41.12        1168    PAT                  GALLAGHER          SM            Inishowen AC14            41.16        2394    EOIN                 BOYLE                 SM            Individual15            41.16         828    owen                 watters                 SM            Individual16            41.19        2384    JOHN                COYLE                 SM            Individual17            41.24        2357    raymond             birch                    SM            Individual18            41.33        9362    calen                 duncan                  SW           Individual19            42.13        1113    PATRICK            CANNON              JM            Individual20            42.42         929    brendan              mcdyre                 SM            Individual21            42.46        1495    john                   wilson                  SM            Individual22            42.48         341    john                   kenny                   SM            Individual23            42.49        1500    garvin                mccloskey             M45+         Letterkenny A.C.24            43.08        1195    george                olver                    SM            Individual25            43.31        1088    JOHN                MCPHERSON        SM            Individual26            43.31        2378    JOE                  CARLIN                M45+         Finn Valley A.C.27            43.33        1496    adrian                mcgeehan              SM            Individual28            43.44         596    denis                 bonner                  SM            Individual29            43.46        1462    manus                mchugh                 SM            Individual 30            43.56        1141    BRIAN               MCCABE              SM            Individual31            44.22        1518    PAUL                 COSGROVE           M45+         Letterkenny A.C.32            44.25         756    patrick                mcnamee              SM            Individual33            44.34        1520    GABRIEL            MCCROSSAN        M45+         Letterkenny A.C.34            44.36        1054    CONNELL           WARD                 SM            Individual35            44.40        1049    SEAN                MCEWEN             SM            Letterkenny A.C.36            44.42        2381    JOHNNY            WARD                 M45+         Tír Chonaill AC37            44.45        9356    colin                  mooney                 SM            Individual38            45.00         861    patrick                gill                      SM            Individual39            45.08        2395    CONOR             MCGONIGLE          SM            Finn Valley A.C.40            45.08        1151    RYAN                MCNERB              SM            Individual41            45.09         398    daniel                 gallagher               SM            Individual42            45.12        1472    ciaran                gavigan                 SM            Individual43            45.14        1174    CIARAN             BOVAIRD              SM            Individual44            45.16         597    martin                doherty                 SM            Individual45            45.17        2358    sharon                meehan                 SW           Tír Chonaill AC46            45.38        2385    eugene               mccafferty              SM            Individual47            45.40        1109    CLEMENT           HERRON              SM            Individual48            45.46         369    Patrick               Sharkey                SM            Individual49            46.26         350    colm                  ferriter                  SM            Individual50            46.29         772    cliodhna              dunne                   SW           Finn Valley A.C.51            46.30         833    John                  Anthony McMulla      SM            Individual52            46.39         832    brian                  doherty                 SM            Individual53            46.40         827    alfie                   odoherty                M45+         Individual54            46.50        1239    gary                  langan                  SM            Individual55            46.53        1030    GAVIN               BONNER              SM            Individual56            46.54         767    jason                 gallagher               SM            Individual57            46.54        1086    DILLON              CONRY                SM            Individual58            47.09         353    helen                 mccready              SW           Individual59            47.26        1131    KEELAN             GALLAGHER          SM            Individual60            47.33        1497    gary                  cunningham            SM            Individual61            47.35        1060    MICHAEL            CONAGHAN          SM            Individual62            47.37         836    gerard                devine                  SM            Individual63            47.40         864    nuala                 ohagan               SW                   Individual64            47.55        2360    jackie                 harvey                  W45+         Tír Chonaill AC65            47.59         906    paddy                 molloy                  SM            Individual66            48.13        9344    joe                    mcglynn                SM            Finn Valley A.C.67            48.21         356    daniel                 sweeney                SM            Individual68            48.27        1190    JACK                 BRENNAN             JM            Individual69            48.39         753    ryan                  dorrian                  SM            Inishowen AC70            48.41        1155    PAUL                 COLLUM               SM            Individual71            48.44         595    eamon                mcnelis                 M45+         Individual72            48.48         831    lionel                 yarwood                M45+         Individual73            48.51         914    brian                  coyne                   SM            Individual74            48.52        1090    KIERAN              WHYTE                SM            Inishowen AC75            48.53        1143    PAUL                 MELLY                 SM            Individual76            48.54        1140    DONNA              MCHUGH             SW           Individual77            48.55        2380    VERA                HAUGHEY             W45+         Tír Chonaill AC78            48.55         907    amanda              morrow                 SW           Individual79            48.57        1119    KIERAN              GALLAGHER          SM            Individual80            49.00         886    christopher           boyle                    JM            Individual81            49.01         598    martin                burke                   SM            Individual82            49.03        2388    gerard                hardy                   SM            Individual83            49.18        1092    DECLAN             BRENNAN             SM            Individual84            49.23         830    noel                   gallagher               SM            Individual85            49.23        1459    DECLAN             KEATING              SM            Finn Valley A.C.86            49.29        1820    joe                    melly                   SM            Individual87            49.33        1034    CLARE               MASTERSON         SW           Individual88            49.34         360    dylan                 devitt                    SM            Individual89            49.35        1130    NOEL                BOYD                  SM            Individual90            49.38        1076    ANN                  MCGHEE              W45+         Individual91            49.41         371    ann                   donoghue               M45+         Tír Chonaill AC92            49.43        1468    GERRY              MAGUIRE             SM            Individual93            49.44        1059    COLM                BUCKLEY              SM            Individual94            49.44        1066    JOE                  SWEENEY             SM            Individual95            49.48         354    cathal                 mcginley               SM            Individual96            49.52         399    adrian                heraty                   SM            Individual97            50.06        1080    SUSIE                ROARY                SW           Individual98            50.06         325    michael              mcmahon              SM            Individual99            50.08        1494    john                   mcgill                   SM            Individual100           50.08        1498    paul                   mcguckian             M45+         Tír Chonaill AC101           50.13        2367    jonathan              scanlon                 SM            Individual102           50.13         354    cathal                 mcginley               SM            Individual103           50.14        1171    FRANCIS            HERRON              SM            Individual104           50.27         360    dylan                 devitt                    SM            Individual105           50.36         359    conal                 gallagher               SM            Individual106           50.44         357    nikita                 burke                   SW           Individual107           50.44        1104    JOHN                O’BRIEN               SM            Individual108           51.33         351    antone                travers                  JM            Individual109           51.33         343    jim                    hynes                   M45+         Finn Valley A.C.110           51.51         829    adrian                brennan                 SM            Individual111           52.01         428    johnny                gallagher               SM            Individual112           52.24        1178    JOHN PAUL         MAGUIRE             JM            Individual113           52.26         755    joseph                molloy                  SM            Individual114           52.28         349    kevin                 white                    M45+         Individual115           52.44         763    caroline              mcnulty                 SW           Finn Valley A.C.116           52.51         355    brid                   mcginty                 SW           Individual117           52.52        1110    AOIFE                MCELWAINE          SW           Individual118           52.54        1082    CAITRIONA         BOYLE                 SW           Individual119           52.59        1491    IMELDA              GALLAGHER          SW           Individual120           53.01        1516    ANGELA             TRIMBLE              SW           Individual121           53.08        1487    MARY                GALLAGHER          SW           Individual122           53.08         594    danny                 walsh                   JM            Individual123           53.08        1107    CAIT                 DOHERTY             SM            Individual124           53.12        1485    EDEL                 CARROLL             SW           Individual125           53.13        1458    GORETTI            MAPLEY               SW           Finn Valley A.C.126           53.17        1512    JOHN                SMITH                 SM            Individual127           53.26         766    paul                   gallagher               SM            Individual128           53.30         937    noel                   gaughan                SM            Individual129           53.31        1163    IRENE               GALLAGHER          SW           Individual130           53.32         862    sean                  mulhern                SM            Individual131           53.32         400    james                boyle                    SM            Individual132           53.32        1162    GARY                MAXWELL             JM            Individual133           53.33        1166    ALAN                 BRESLIN               SM            Individual134           53.36         358    emer                 mcclafferty             SW           Individual135           53.40        1122    DANIEL              BOYLE                 SM            Individual136           53.42         764    kieran                reynolds                SM            Individual137           54.05        1115    JOSEPH             CANNON              JM            Individual138           54.06        1524    MICHELLE          DELANEY              SW           Individual139           54.13        2356    matthew              odonnell                JM            Individual140           54.16        1056    TRACEY             OROURKE            SW           Individual141           54.21        1050    DONAL              WARD                 SM            Individual142           54.23        1522    MARGARET        BONNER              SW           Individual143           54.23        1079    KATHLEEN          BOYLE                 SW           Individual144           54.27        1041    BRENDA            WHELAN              M45+         Individual145           54.52         346    jack                   behan                   JM            Individual146           55.32         873    deirdre               rodden                  SW           Individual147           55.51        1159    DERMOT            CURRISTAN          SM            Individual148           55.51         805    rosemary            bonner                  SW           Individual149           56.02         356    daniel                 sweeney                SM            Individual150           56.04        1089    SABRINA            MAGUIRE             SW           Individual151           56.05        1194    CATHY              OLVER                 SW           Individual152           56.32        1499    stacey                blake                    SW           Individual153           56.32        1144    NICOLA              MAGUIRE             SW           Individual154           56.33        1073    PAUL                 BOYLE                 SM            Individual155           56.38        1148    CIARAN             CASSIDY              SM            Individual156           56.39         801    ollie                   agnew                  JM            Individual157           56.39        1200    alison                 mcmonagle            SW           Individual158           56.43        1098    JONATHAN         CRAIG                 SM            Individual159           56.44        1075    NORA                ANDERSON           SW           Individual160           56.46        2355    louise                 duddy                   SW           Inishowen AC161           56.53        1142    LIAM                 SWEENEY             SM            Individual162          56.54        355     brid                   mcginty                 SW          Individual163           56.55        1106    MATTHEW          MCCROSSAN        SM            Individual164           56.55        1481    NICK                 CARROLL             SM            Individual165           57.09        1198    leah                   mcnelis                 SW           Individual166           57.15        1114    GERARD            CANNON              JM            Individual167           57.32        1179    DAVID               MAGUIRE             JM            Individual168           57.37        1480    KATIE                NORTH                SW           Individual169           57.37        1479    NICK                 NORTH                SM            Individual170           57.38        1010    LORRAINE          MCGILL                SW           Individual171           57.42        2392    BRENDA            MCELHINNEY        SW           Individual172           58.04        1061    ORLA                CONAGHAN          SW           Individual173           58.05        1062    LIAM                 O RIORDAN           SM            Individual174           58.06         345    ian                    behan                   M45+         Individual175           58.06        1116    MURIEL             HEGARTY             SW           Individual176           58.11        1475    joanne                gallinagh                SW           Individual177           58.14        1505    MARTINA           MCDERMOTT        SW           Individual178           58.30        1145    AARON              MCHUGH             JM            Individual179           58.35         927    catherine             boyle                    SW           Individual180           58.35        1037    FIONNUALA        GILL                    SW           Individual181           58.35        1464    geraldine             mcmenamin           SW           Individual182           58.38         928    rosa                  flannery                 SW           Individual183           58.50        1057    CORY                BRODRICK            SM            Individual184           58.58         765    owen                 mcgettigan             JM            Individual185           58.58        1093    ULTAN               BRENNAN             JM            Individual186           59.00        2352    sean                  coughlan                JM            Inishowen AC187           59.13        1134    TED                  BRESLIN               SM            Individual188           59.15         872    johnny                sweeney                JM            Individual189           59.19         871    adam                 mchugh                 JM            Individual190           59.27         754    leonard               molloy                  SM            Individual191           59.27        1461    CIARAN             LIDDY                  SM            Individual192           59.37        1492    ryan                  connaughton            JM            Individual193           59.45        1488    michael              fitzgerald               M45+         Individual194           59.49        1139    AIDAN               BALL                    SM            Individual195        60.00        338     anthony                 ohara                 SM                   Individual196           60.06         340    fiona                  darcy                   SW           Individual197           60.12        1154    SHAUN              SWEENEY             JM            Individual198           60.12         834    catriona              solan                    SW           Individual199           60.20        1120    CONNIE             BENNETT             SM            Individual200           60.35        1102    NIALL                MCCROSAN          SM            Individual201           60.42        1157    LISA                  GAVIGA                SW           Individual202           60.45        1043    CONOR             BRESLIN               SM            Individual203           60.45        1101    MARY                DOHERTY             SW           Individual204           60.58        1489    MARIA               CRAIG                 SW           Individual205           60.58        1515    SEANIE              MCDEVITT            SM            Individual206           61.17         803    ian                    melly                   SM            Individual207           61.18        2376    ANTHONY          CARR                  SM            Individual208           61.28        1077    MARY T             HENNIGAN            SW           Individual209           61.28        1146    CAITRIONA         MCHUGH             SW           Individual210           61.30        2393    BERNI               MOLLOY               SW           Individual211           61.47        1510    EMER                ELLIOTT               SW           Individual212           62.15        1466    NIAMH               MCFADDEN          SW           Individual213           62.17        1047    MARTINA           CRAIG                 SW           Individual214           62.17         359    conal                 gallagher               SM            Individual215           62.28        3170    caroline              maguire                SW           Individual216           62.30        1100    PADDY              GALLAGHER          SM            Individual217           62.36        1089    SABRINA            MAGUIRE             SW           Individual218           63.02        1163    IRENE               GALLAGHER          SW           Individual219           63.02        1161    CAROLINE          GALLAGHER          SW           Individual220           63.06         824    bridgeen              bonner                  SW           Individual221           63.23        1103    CONOR             MCCROSSAN        SM            Individual222           63.30         802    rose                  mannering              SW           Individual223           63.35        1042    SHAUN              MCCOLE              SM            Individual224           63.38        1474    DOLORES           DOHERTY             SW           Individual225           63.39        1164    MICHAEL            SWEENEY             SM            Individual226           63.43        1097    CAOIMHE           GRUGAN              JW            Individual227           63.44        1171    FRANCIS            HERRON              SM            Individual228           64.02        1013    ANNE                O DONNELL           SW           Individual229           64.03        1011    PATRICIA           ODONNELL           SW           Individual230           64.03        1126    CIARA               MOONEY              SW           Individual231           64.19        1127    MAJELLA            SHOVLIN              SW           Individual232           64.31        1063    FIONA               QUINN                 SW           Individual233           64.40        1165    JAMES               SURGINOR           SM            Individual234           65.30        1182    JOSEPH             MCGILL                JM            Individual235           65.39        2374    helena                kenny                   SW           Individual236           65.40         357    nikita                 burke                   SW           Individual237           65.40        1180    PAURIC             MCGINLEY            JM            Individual238           65.40        2373    louise                 roddy                   SW           Inishowen AC239           65.43        1476    JOHN                ROONEY              SM            Individual240           65.47        1191    CIAN                 BRENNAN             JM            Individual241           65.49        1081    BRONAGH          HEVERIN              SW           Individual242           65.52         771    cathal                 gallagher               JM            Individual243           66.27         342    christina              wilkinson               SW           Individual244           66.28        1132    GRACE              ODONNELL           SW           Individual245           66.46         835    brid                   solan                    SW           Individual246           66.51        1006    DONNA              MCTAGGART         SW           Individual247           66.59         804    michael              mcfadden               SM            Individual248           67.17        1506    STEPHAN           OCONNELL           SW           Individual249           67.19        2353    matthew              barnsley                JM            Individual250           67.28        1501    LIZ                    HEGARTY             SW           Individual251           67.37        1193    STEPHEN           MALONEY             JM            Individual252           68.08        1078    THOMAS            BOYLE                 M45+         Individual253           68.10        2366    denise                eprey                   SW           Individual254           68.58        1091    NIAMH               GALLAGHER          SW           Individual255           69.31        1029    SARAH              MCCAFFERTY       SW           Individual256           69.34        2375    tony                   boyle                    M45+         IndividualTotal Runners: 25621 April 2012IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: MORE THAN 1,000 AT ARDARA 10K was last modified: April 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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GARDAI AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF SERIOUS ACCIDENT

first_imgGardai and the emergency services are at the scene of a serious accident on the outskirts of Letterkenny.The crash happened just after 9.30pm at Drumnahoe, between the Polestar and Dry Arch Roundabouts.The stretch of road has been the scene of numerous accidents in recent months. Earlier this year a young man died following a crash approximately 200 yards from tonight’s crash.Two ambulances and the Gardai are at the scene of tonight’s crash.At this stage it is unclear if anyone has been seriously injured.  GARDAI AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF SERIOUS ACCIDENT was last modified: December 7th, 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)last_img read more

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Campbell playing for his QPR future today

first_imgDJ Campbell has been told today’s FA Cup clash with West Brom is a great chance to secure his future at QPR.The striker scored 10 goals during a loan spell at Ipswich, whose manager Mick McCarthy wants to sign him on a permanent basis this month.Several other Championship clubs have expressed an interest in Campbell, but Rangers boss Harry Rednapp wants to see him in action before deciding whether to let him leave Loftus Road.He will feature in this afternoon’s game – his first appearance for the R’s this season – having been frozen out under Redknapp’s predecessor Mark Hughes.And Redknapp said: “I’ve only liked him when I’ve seen him before. Hopefully he can come in and do it for us.“He works hard, scores goals and you can tell he’s a good lad. We’ve got a month to make our mind up.”Click here for our QPR v West Brom quizSee also:Redknapp wants Campbell back at QPRSeveral clubs keen on DJ Campbell Striker Campbell pays tribute to ‘brilliant’ Ipswich fansCampbell will feature against West 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA aims for more graduates, artisans

first_imgA review to improve the country’s Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.A career guidance programme for students.A standards body to improve the quality of artisans.Improved funding for disadvantaged students.A new strategy for teacher training and development. Source: BuaNews 4 November 2010 Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has highlighted a number of government initiatives to boost the number and quality of university and college graduates and artisans in South Africa. Briefing journalists in Cape Town on Tuesday, Nzimande said a shortage of skills remained one of the country’s biggest hurdles to economic growth and job creation. The government’s new economic growth path, launched last week, highlights the shortage of skilled artisans, workers and professionals as a key constraint to reducing South Africa’s unemployment rate from 25 percent to 15 percent by 2020. Nzimande said key initiatives of his department to tackle skills included:center_img Flanked by the department’s newly appointed deputy minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, Nzimande told journalists that he had signed off the new teacher training and development strategy, which was crafted from resolutions made at a teacher training summit in 2009. The strategy was now available for public comment, he said, adding that increasing the quality and number of teachers was a key focus area for President Jacob Zuma.FET colleges Turning to South Africa’s Further Education and Training (FET) colleges, Nzimande said these had to become into colleges of choice rather than “dumping grounds” for those that could not make it into technical universities or universities. Nzimande said a key obstacle was that a FET college qualification did not guarantee entrance into a university. The department would also work very closely with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to arrest and close down unregistered, fly-by-night colleges. “We are going to be intensifying this, because fly-by-nights are exploiting the desperate needs of the majority of our people for access to education and training, and then giving them courses that are of such low quality.”Career guidance He said the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) had set up a helpline to advise students on career guidance. The department was also in discussions with the SABC on the possibility of setting aside certain time slots on their radio stations to offer career guidance sessions. He said he had also asked the SAQA to work more effectively with schools to publicise the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and to look at ways to assist with career guidance. The department was reviewing the scheme, which Nzimande said would inevitably involve some recapitalisation and better ways to fund disabled students. He said one of the reasons for the high drop-out rates was that the scheme often did not cover enough students or all the needs of students. An announcement on the review would be made later this month, he said. Nzimande said his department was also looking at setting up a central application system, to which all students could apply, to gain entrance to any university or college. He believed that such a system, coupled with career guidance centres, would help to see more university and college students complete their studies.Artisans To address the quality of artisans, the Department of Higher Education would set up the National Artisan Moderating Body. The problem was particularly pressing, as the average age of an artisan was now 50 years old, and in little over a decade most will have retired, he said.Student community service Commenting on the proposal to have students complete community service before graduating, Nzimande said he expected the bulk of this review to be carried out next year. He said that, following the resolution of the ANC’s national general council to look into the proposal, the department would study the community service in place for doctors, as well as best case practices from across the world. “We are of the view as a department that this is very very important,” said Nzimande, who pointed out that such a system could address two kinds of problems. While it could help to provide work experience for the some 50 000 unemployed graduates, it could also address the shortage of skills, particularly at rural municipalities, he said.last_img read more

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Mandela Day bikers take action against abuse

first_img11 July 2014 Zelda la Grange and DJ Fresh will don their helmets on Friday to lead a group of volunteer bikers and celebrities on this year’s Bikers for Mandela Day tour, stopping in Diepsloot, Vryburg, Kimberley and Bloemfontein to support organisations that help survivors of gender-based violence and rape. “In South Africa, violence against women continues unabated,” La Grange, Madiba’s former assistant and patron of the 1st for Women Foundation, said in a statement on Thursday. “With this in mind, we have dedicated our 2014 journey to the survivors of gender-based violence. We want to encourage more women to speak out, to take action, to follow through so that their perpetrators can be brought to book.” La Grange and DJ Fresh will be joined by Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Clint Cunningham and Johrne van Huyssteen on the trip, supported by 1st for Women Insurance via its charitable trust, the 1st for Women Foundation. On Friday, the biker team will depart from 1st for Women’s head office in Fourways, Johannesburg and head for Diepsloot. There, together with 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day founder Carolyn Steyn, and Afrika Tikkun, an organisation that invests in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families, the team will distribute hand-made blankets to 67 beneficiaries. From Diepsloot, the team will head to the Caritas Community Focus organisation in Vryburg in the Free State, where they will spend 67 minutes packing rape survivor care kits and painting the organisation’s contact details on a wall. The 1st for Women Foundation will also hand over a cheque for R100 000 to Caritas Community Focus, an organisation dedicated to ensuring the well-being of people affected by poverty, drug abuse and domestic violence. On Saturday, the bikers will travel to Kimberley, where they will spend 67 minutes packing rape survivor care kits at the Grace Divine Outreach Centre. The 1st for Women Foundation will also hand over a cheque for R100 000 to the centre, which provides short-term safe house accommodation for rape survivors, and offers the survivors counselling, court support, HIV testing and aftercare services in association with the Galeshewe Thuthuzela Care Centre. On Sunday, the team will assist Bloem Shelter in Bloemfontein. This shelter cares for 90 to 100 homeless people daily, providing accommodation for babies, pregnant women, children, single women, the elderly and men affected by abuse, addiction, financial difficulties, mental problems and human trafficking. The bikers will spend 67 minutes building a jungle gym at Bloem Shelter, as well as helping with painting. The 1st for Women Foundation will hand over a cheque for R100 000 to the shelter. “We encourage all South Africans to make every day a Mandela Day,” La Grange said. “There are so many simple ways we can do this, and the great thing is that it doesn’t necessarily have to cost a cent. Acts of kindness, like volunteering at your local charity organisation or reading to those that can’t – it all counts.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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