Labour Department resolved 300 complaints for 2016 – Minister Scott

first_imgMinister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, has disclosed that his Ministry through its Department of Labour closed about 300 of the over 500 complaints between January to June of this year.During an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Minister Scott explained that the outstanding complaints are currently being dealt with; however, the Ministry is currently seeking additional labour officers to fast track the process.“We have advertised for more staff to be trained as labour officers… We know that there is a backlog but we are working on that,” the Minister noted.He said that the Ministry has increased its inspections over the past six months to ensure that employers are adhering to the labour laws of Guyana, and to educate workers of their rights.“We have insisted that our policy is that you visit employers on a regular basis. We have also increased our visits not only to ensure labour laws are adhered to, but also occupational health and safety laws and we even look at whether employers are paying workers’ NIS correctly, because there is a collaboration between the Ministry and NIS,” Minister Scott pointed out.Minister Scott said that the intention is to not only ensure that workers’ rights are protected, but employers are aware of what is expected of them.last_img read more

Bert Bowes Jr. Boys and Girls Basketball teams go 1-1 in Edmonton

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The Bert Bowes Middle School Basketball teams were in Edmonton for the Riverbend Jr. High Centurion Classic this past weekend.The Boys and Girls Basketball teams consisting of Grade 9 students, played Friday afternoon as the girls won 40-28 over Michael Phair out of Edmonton while the boys beat the same team in overtime in a nail-biter 49-46. On Saturday morning the boys lost a close one 58-50 versus the F. R. Haythorne out of Edmonton while the girls lost to Ecole Leduc 48-38. Gryphon Talbot and Josie Lawlor were named tournament All-stars.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pellegrini ‘angry’ as Man City concede four goals in a week

first_imgMan City manager Manuel Pellegrini was ruing defensive errors as West Ham ended their 100 per cent Premier League record with a 2-1 win at the Etihad.City had 27 shots and 16 corners, but despite the onslaught, could not find a way past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, who made vital saves to ensure another away win for Slaven Bilic’s men.“When you are two goals down, you play faster than you need to against a team that plays with nine men as defenders,” he said.“I think West Ham played very well and I am more angry at the way we conceded two goals.”It was a familiar scenario for Pellegrini, with it being the second time in a week Man City have conceded two goals at home.First Italian champions Juventus beat them 2-1 in the Champions League, before West Ham ruined their 100 per cent Premier League record.“Juventus has two chances and scored two goals. Today, West Ham had two chances and scored two goals.”However, he was not willing to use the absence of captain and centre-back Vincent Kompany as an excuse.last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Leicester City striker set for Fenerbahce loan – reports

first_img Leicester striker Ahmed Musa 1 Leicester striker Ahmed Musa is set for a loan move to Fenerbahce.The 24-year-old struggled to establish himself during his first season at Leicester following a then-club record £16.6m switch from CSKA Moscow in July.He started just seven Premier League games, with a further 14 appearances coming off the bench, with only two goals scored.And it has been suggested that he could be sent out on loan in a bid to get him playing regular first-team football again.According to reports in Turkey, an agreement in principle between Fenerbahce and Leicester has been reached.It is unclear how long the loan will run for but Musa could link up with his new team-mates when they report back for pre-season training.last_img read more

Unbeaten Keppel gets first road test

first_img ”I’m worried about our guys playing a Saturday afternoon game,” Riggio said. ”When you’ve played night games your entire life, it’s a completely different preparation. Fortunately, our assistant principal coached college football, so he can help us get prepared.” The Aztecs are unbeaten, but they’re not exactly sending shock waves to Division VII pollsters. They’ve beaten three teams, Workman, Blair and Mountain View, which have a combined 0-9-1 record. La Salle (2-2), on the other hand, is battle-tested and proven. They will provide the Aztecs with their toughest test of the season. Lancers quarterback George Colton is speedy in the backfield, but also has thrown for 568 yards and six touchdowns. Running back Dexter Bryant is second only to Rosemead’s Deon Sumler in the chase for the area rushing title, with 414 yards and eight touchdowns. And defensively, the Lancers will make Keppel quarterback Paul Lee and running back Mike Edwards work for everything they get. But when the 3-0 Aztecs leave home for the first time to take on La Salle High School this afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Riggio’s Aztecs are one of only seven area teams left undefeated. And like any undefeated coach having success, Riggio’s concerns seem minor. Oh, the problems coach Jimmy Riggio faces at Keppel High School these days. There was a day when Riggio wondered when that first win would ever come. He entered his third season at the school with an 0-20 record, and with the Aztecs having the longest losing streak in the CIF-Southern Section at 38 games. center_img ”We know this is going to be our toughest game of the year, but we’re excited about it,” Riggio said. ”It’s a different feeling when you start winning, and I have a lot of faith in these guys. They’re battling so hard, and they want to keep this going.” Oxnard Santa Clara (1-2) at Maranatha (3-0), 3 p.m. After a week off, the Minutemen hope to remain unbeaten under first-year coach Dwayne Cantrell, and there should be a lot of excitement playing their first home game on their new campus. The Minutemen have been flawless so far, beating Arrowhead Christian (20-6), Lakeside (44-6), and area foe Flintridge Prep (20-0). They’ve been doing it with a balanced attack led by quarterback Eric Schultz and running back Nick Soash. Schultz is averaging 135 yards per game, and the Minutemen rushing attack is providing 126 yards an outing. Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at fred.robledo@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL FAMILY REUNITED WITH STOLEN CAR AFTER WOMAN FINDS KEYS IN SHRUBBERY!

first_imgA young Donegal mother has been reunited with her car after an eagle-eyed homeowner came across some keys in shrubbery a week after the car was stolen.Stolen….the VW Passat which has been recovered.The VW Passat was taken form outside a house in Letterkenny exactly a week ago after thieves broke into the house and stole the car keys.The heartless thieves took the car which contained a handbag and even a young child’s buggy. As the days passed, the young mother thought the car had been burned out or destroyed.But she got a lovely surprise yesterday when Letterkenny Gardai telephoned her saying a car fitting her car’s description had been spotted parked up in Derry.It turned out a householder had spotted the car sitting outside her home for a number of days.Yesterday morning the woman noticed some keys in some shrubbery beside her home and tried a button on the key and the lights went on. The woman contacted the PSNI who contacted Gardai.The stolen car had been reported missing and the young Letterkenny family were able to go into Derry to collect the car.Even better was the fact that there was very little damage t the car and the child’s buggy was still in the boot. DONEGAL FAMILY REUNITED WITH STOLEN CAR AFTER WOMAN FINDS KEYS IN SHRUBBERY! was last modified: April 22nd, 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) Tags:car stolenDerrydonegalGardailetterkennyPSNIshrubberylast_img read more

DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO OPERATE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS

first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has come through an assessment giving them a license to respond to emergency calls across the region for the next three years until 2017. The team face various rescue scenarios.The team and their governing body insist on operating the highest standard during response calls to people caught in dangerous situations across the county.Two assessors put your local mountain rescue team through the paces from 8.30pm until after midnight on Friday night( Admin capability approval) and then again from 10.00am this morning til 1.30pm today ( Mountain Rescue capabilities approval). The assessment scenario was based on a “call-out” from a solo hill walker that sustained a suspected lower leg fracture while walking in the eastern region of the Bluestack mountains.The Incident Control Unit was deployed to, and based at, the car park between Lough Mourne and Biddy’s of Barnes pub.A hasty team was deployed to locate the casualty, followed by two self contained ( ie, fully equipped) Search & Rescue Units.Donegal Mountain RescueThe casualty was located on steep ground and treated by a Team medic while the rest of us set up belay systems to ensure a safe and fast extraction to the road side. At the following debrief, the two independent Assessors told the team what they seen and thought of them, as your local mountain rescue team.And the great news is that the team passed with flying colours. Your local mountain rescue team are validated for another 3 years with the next assessment scheduled for 2017.The second Assessor said “be proud to be a member of Donegal MRT” and he would be proud to a part of us.The best news of all is that Donegal MRT are now invited to join one assessor’s Team for winter training in Scotland and we are in the planning stages of partaking in a multi team exercise based on the mountainous and extreme regions of Connaught.Please remember, all members of Donegal MRT are volunteers. While we give up our free time voluntarily, we can not survive without your contributions on street collection days. DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO OPERATE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS was last modified: May 18th, 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)Tags:assessmentdonegalDonegal Mountain Rescuelast_img read more

More than €63K for underage alcohol and drug programme in Donegal

first_imgA grant of €63,506 has been awarded to the North West Alcohol Forum for the 11 month ‘Donegal Reach’ Project.The project is working with up to twelve 14-16 year-olds across Donegal affected by parental alcohol or other drug use.The overall aim of the project is to build up young people’s self-esteem, promote positive relationships, help them to become more resilient and improve their future prospects. The grant is part of an International Fund for Ireland pledge of €2,805,315 to provide further intervention and support for marginalised communities.The latest funding allocation will support 23 projects in their peace and reconciliation work across the southern border counties and Northern Ireland.A significant proportion of funding will focus on the Fund’s Personal Youth Development Programme (PYDP).Launched in 2015, the programme works with 16-25 year olds who have faced a range of complex issues including; poor mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, difficult family backgrounds and been in or close to the criminal justice system. Commenting on the latest funding package, IFI Chairman, Paddy Harte said he IFI’s work is more relevant than ever.He said “The continued lack of political leadership alongside an increase in hard line opinions on Brexit and dissident activity means that many communities feel more isolated and entrenched with little support on the ground to deliver positive outcomes.“The IFI is delivering interventions and prepared to go where other agencies cannot to offer better pathways for engagement and growth. Our PYDP programme in particular is like no other youth initiative. It is tailored to the individual, develops much needed life skills, instils confidence and prepares young people for positive life choices and employment.”The IFI’s Personal Youth Development Programme has engaged with over 1800 young people with 3278 accreditations received, 528 progressing into education and training with 390 securing employment.North West Alcohol Forum based in Letterkenny has received €63,506 for its ‘Donegal Reach’ Project, working with 14-16 year olds across Donegal affected by parental alcohol or other drug use. It aims to build up young people’s self-esteem, promote positive relationships, help them to become more resilient and improve their future prospects.Mr Harte adds: “Young people today face more challenges than ever and they often feel that society has let them down.“Growing tensions within communities alongside high levels of social and economic deprivation all work hand in hand to spur on those opposed to the Peace Process who continue to try and radicalise young people through paramilitary recruitment.“We will continue to engage with those who have benefited little from the Good Friday Agreement and help young people to transform and become positive role models within their local communities.” The Chairman took the opportunity to thank the international donors to the Fund – the European Union and the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – for their support.More than €63K for underage alcohol and drug programme in Donegal was last modified: December 9th, 2019 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:alcoholdrugsgrantIFIpaddy hartelast_img read more

Derby 1-0 QPR: Highlights from Rangers’ defeat at Pride Park

first_imgQPR missed the chance to go second in the Championship table as a below-par performance saw them beaten by fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County.See also:QPR beaten by promotion rivals DerbyQPR eye loan deal for West Ham’s MorrisonDerby v QPR player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

49ers at Vikings: Five steps to an upset win in Minnesota

first_imgGet 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.MINNESOTA – Chants of “Skol!” roared through the Vikings’ state-of-the-art stadium as fans celebrated the “Minneapolis Miracle,” a playoff comeback against the New Orleans Saints.That was the last time the Vikings played high-stakes football at home. They missed out on truly hosting the Super Bowl there last February.Entering that intimidating cauldron Sunday is a 49ers team determined to make its own playoff noise …last_img read more