first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Three of four candidates vying for two open board seats at the Whittier Union High School District debated the issues Monday night, vowing to continue the steady academic progress local high-schoolers have seen over the past few years if elected Nov. 6. Incumbent Ralph Pacheco and challengers Harry Jacobs and Tim Schneider participated in the forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, which was held at Santa Fe High School. Challenger Jesse Carmona could not be reached to participate, league officials said. For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas Citylast_img read more

first_img Granit Xhaka is an Arsenal transfer target and fans really want him to join Will Arsenal finally land Granit Xhaka?The Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder is said to be keen to leave the Bundesliga and try his luck in the Premier League, with the Gunners said to be his destination.He also wants his future decided before Euro 2016 begins and as Arsenal say bye to Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta – ‘three big personalities’ – according to manager Arsene Wenger, Gooners are praying Xhaka is the man to come in afterwards.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from supporters. 1last_img read more

first_img Grant Hanley Newcastle are close to completing a £5.5million deal for Blackburn defender Grant Hanley.Rovers boss Owen Coyle was keen to retain the Scotland international, but it is understood negotiations between the two Championship clubs have reached a satisfactory conclusion.Hanley is set to travel north to Tyneside to complete a medical, but that will not happen until Thursday at the earliest as the Magpies and their medical staff are travelling to Doncaster for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday night.Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez allowed Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor to leave Newcastle following the club’s relegation from the Premier League, and has been seeking reinforcements for Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles.Hanley, 24, would be the club’s eighth summer signing. 1last_img read more

first_imgThe well-known Sandwich Company in Letterkenny is seeking staff.The popular restaurant, which is located at Forte Lynn Business Park, needs general staff to work part-time hours.The successful applicants will work in food preparation, coffee making, the operation of cash registers, clean-up and also in the kitchen area. Experience in such areas is preferred but not essential as training will be given.If you think you have what it takes to work in a busy restaurant, please apply by sending your CV to sandwichcodiamond@gmail.comThe closing date for applications is December 31st, 2017.Vacancies: Sandwich Company, Letterkenny requires part-time staff was last modified: December 18th, 2017 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:letterkennyThe Sandwich Companylast_img read more

first_img 3 3 Egypt have never won a game at a World Cup so Monday’s fixture therefore represents an opportunity to make history, while Saudi Arabia are searching for their first victory at a World Cup finals since 1994.When is Saudi Arabia vs Egypt?The match will take place on Monday, June 25 and will kick off at 3pm UK time.It will be at the Volgograd Arena, which has a capacity of just over 45,000. 3 Mo Salah training ahead of Egypt v Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia and Egypt will be battling to avoid the ignominy of finishing bottom of Group A when they meet on Monday lunchtime.Both sides have already had their hopes of reaching the last 16 ended, having yet to pick up a point from their respective games against Russia and Uruguay. How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.What are the confirmed teams?Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history. Mo Salah starts.Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is without the injured Taiseer Al Jassam, Omar Hawsawi and Mansour Al-Harbi.EGYPT XI: Elhadary, Ali Gabr, Heghazi, Fathi, Abdelshafy, Tarek Hamed, Elneny, Abdalla, Treziguet, Marwan, SalahSAUDI ARABIA XI: Almosailem, Osama, Alburayk, Yasser, Motaz, Salaman, Hatan, Otafy, Hussain, Salem, FahadWhat does Group A look like ahead of the match? The Volgograd Arena will host Russia vs Saudi Arabia talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to get full-time posts and have to settle for casual working hours, a leading local union representative has warned.Chairperson of the Co. Donegal Teachers’ Union of Ireland Branch, Joanne Irwin from Killygordon, has said the situation will have to stop.“Many teachers now apply for teaching hours in schools and centres as opposed to applying for permanent full time jobs. “The Co. Donegal Branch represents over 460 members in post primary schools and adult education centres within the county and many of these members are employed for a small number of hours and have no guarantee of being re-employed on a year on year basis,” said Ms Irwin.She added the TUI believes that the uncertain nature of employment will ultimately force the best young graduates to emigrate to teach in other jurisdictions or to consider more secure employment options.TUI has revealed that over a quarter of its members at second level earn a salary based on less than full hours. TUI represents teachers and lecturers in second level schools, further education colleges and Institute of Technology.President of the TUI, Gerard Craughwell said: “There is a worry that the best young graduates will begin to see teaching as a career choice where there is no real level of security. Many may choose to teach in other jurisdictions where more secure teaching positions are available. Alternatively, they may consider other career choices for the same reason. For those entering the teaching profession after a training period of five years, we would estimate that it takes an average of a further five years to secure a level of permanency. Even then, this is often on small numbers of hours that see them earning considerably less than the average industrial wage. “Up to this they typically work on short-term contracts on part-time hours covering for those teachers on leave of absence with no guarantee that they will be retained by their school in the following year. Like many others in Irish society, their struggle to meet basic financial commitments is a very real one.“There is a misconception that all teaching jobs are full-time and secure but the reality is very different. Over a quarter of our second level members are on less than full hours. Hundreds of posts have been lost as a result of cutbacks in recent years and the equivalent of a further 700 full-time teaching posts will be taken out of the second level system in September as a result of a cut to guidance counselling provision.“We are seeking that a system be put in place whereby teachers after a certain number of years on fixed term contracts get full time permanent jobs rather than remaining on Contracts of Indefinite Duration (CIDS) on less than full hours for perhaps another decade.In addition, we are urging the Government to commit to insulating the education system from further cutbacks. Appropriate investment will ensure that every student is allowed the best chance of realising their potential and will also provide young teachers with the opportunity to make a living out of the profession.” DONEGAL TUI LEADER WARNS TEACHERS ARE BECOMING “CASUAL’ WORKERS was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 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:donegalJOANNE IRWINteachersTUIlast_img read more

first_imgAn inquest has been scheduled into the death of an Inishowen man who was killed in a road traffic collision in 2017. John ‘Rustard’ McLaughlin died following a two-car collision outside Malin Town on February 21, 2017.John, who was a married father-of-three in Greencastle, was a hugely respected member of the local community. The decision was made by Donegal Coroner Dr Denis McCauley during proceedings in Buncrana Court on Wednesday, June 5.The DDP (Director of Public Prosecutions) in Dublin are now expected to make a decision by September 11, 2019.Inquest into death of Inishowen man to be held in September was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

first_imgWelcome to The Deets — three thoughts on the world of sports, with an effort to focus on the things that might fall through the cracks in this convoluted Bay Area scene, three times a week.If you have something you’d like me to hit, just holler. I’m on Twitter @dieter or you can email me at dkurtenbach@bayareanewsgroup.com1. Why Jalen Ramsey will not be coming to the Bay(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)Perhaps the best cornerback in the NFL wants to be traded.So, of course, the rumor mill …last_img read more

first_img13 May 2016At WEF Africa 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, Ugandan journalist Nancy Kacungira asked the audience just how many of the cars, clothes or coffees they drink has a label that says “Made in Africa”. Not many.There may be one-billion people living in Africa but its production output is just 1.5%. She said leaders are trying to change this with some success, but there are some challenges.Kacungira speaks to Namibian entrepreneur Ally Angula, Dutch businessman Johan C. Aurik and the CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation in South Africa, Geoffrey Qhena, on the future of production in Africa.They address the way new technologies are transforming the world’s manufacturing systems, how governments can facilitate home-grown innovation and what Africa’s role will be in the fourth industrial revolution.South reporterlast_img read more

first_imgBarbadian singer Rihanna is using her clout as a world famous pop star to support education in Malawi. Through her charity she is donating much-needed bicycles and financial support to learners to help them stay in school. The initiative follows her recent visit to Malawi.Barbadian pop singer Rihanna with an Ofo bicycle. The world famous pop star is donating bikes to Malawian schoolgirls over the next five years through her charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation. (Image: Clara Lionel Foundation)CD AndersonThe five-year bike programme is part of a partnership between Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Chinese bicycle manufacturer Ofo is making and delivering the bikes to Malawi for free.The foundation, started by Rihanna in 2012 as a tribute to her grandparents, who taught her the importance of education, is dedicated “to improving the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture”.It has already helped to build medical facilities in Barbados, as well as sponsored scholarships for underprivileged young women in the US, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti. It also helps to finance and support artisan fashion manufacturing in Haiti.In February 2017, Rihanna was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Harvard University Foundation for her organisation’s charity work.Following a visit to Malawi in June 2017, where she met local NGOs and educators, Rihanna started the 1 KM Action Campaign, which will donate bicycles to Malawian schoolgirls.“[The initiative] will be solely dedicated to helping the young girls of Malawi get to school safely, cutting down those very long walks they make to and from school all alone,” the singer said in announcing the programme.Her foundation has delivered the first batch of 100 bikes to the community, and will continue to sponsor delivery of more than 3,000 bicycles over the next five years.As simple as the idea of a bicycle that enables a child to get to school is, says the GPE, the contribution will go a long way towards helping to solve some of the regional transport challenges contributing to Malawi’s high drop-out rates. Although 4.6 million children attend primary school in Malawi, only 8% reach and complete secondary education. The drop-out rate is higher for girls, for a variety of reasons, but transport is the primary stumbling block.Barbadian pop singer Rihanna is donating bikes to Malawian schoolgirls over the next five years through her charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation. Rihanna visited the country in June 2017. (Image: Clara Lionel Foundation)During her visit to Malawi to finalise the programme, Rihanna said: “It’s such a pity that they have to drop out, because they are so smart. It’s sad that has to end for some of them, because they could probably do so much if they had the resources to continue and complete [their schooling].”In addition to the bikes, the girls involved in the initiative will benefit from the Clara Lionel Foundation scholarship programme, which sponsors university studies for young women. Speaking to USA Today about her involvement in education, Rihanna said that “to be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honour. Higher education will help to provide perspective, opportunities and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this.”Watch a short documentary about Rihanna’s visit to Malawi and the 1 KM Action CampaignCheck out the Clara Lionel Foundation and GPE websites to see more of the organisations’ work.Source: OkayAfrica, Clara Lionel Foundation, Global Partnership for EducationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more