Envision Guyana “the way would like to live” – former Education Minister

first_imgMae’s graduationThe 2018 graduating class of Mae’s Schools was charged by former Education Minister Priya Manickchand to envision the Guyana they would like to live in and involve themselves in work that would get the country there.The students were congratulated for their hard work and told that they were already winners as millions of children across the world are unable to complete their primary education.Manickchand pointed out to the graduating class that they are all intelligent students who could and must do well where ever they go.She used statistics to show that schools all across the country are doing well andFormer Education Minister Priya Manickchand with Mae’s student, Anjalie Dhoray who secured a perfect score in Social Studies. Also in photo is Anjalie’s mother, Christine Dhoraypointed out that children that topped the region at CXC had come Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). She urged the graduates to go on and shine and involve themselves in the civic life of the country so that together we could take Guyana forward.Manickchand especially recognised Maefield Rodrigues, who she said is a pioneer in the private school industry. She hailed the teachers for giving consistently good results to those they teach but implored them to keep consciously examining their methods for relevance and effectiveness.Nalia Rahaman, 11, of Westfield Prep, is the country’s top student at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations, having secured a perfect score of 529.The elated student explained that she was very happy to have been informed that she had secured the top spot this year. Rahaman sat the examination at a tender age of 10 with the aspiration of becoming an author.The top student for Region One (Barima-Waini) was Romario De Souza; from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), it was Alex Muntaz; from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), it was Darren Ramphal; from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Kaydee Ali prevailed; as did Anne Khemraj from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Rajiv Babulall from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Kenneth Edwards from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Lotasha Stanislaus from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Nikolai Kissoon from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), and Shakina Mc Gregor from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).last_img read more

Defender keen on Bolton stay

first_imgBolton defender Matt Mills says he would love to stay at the club but reveals there have been no talks over a new deal to keep him at the Macron Stadium.Mills, 28, is out of contract at the end of the season and can walk away as a free agent.The ex-Reading mam was linked with a move to Fulham during the January transfer window but the move never materialised.Mills says he is relishing the chance to play under new manager Neil Lennon and hopes he will be given the chance to extend his stay at Bolton.Speaking in the The Bolton News, he said: “Of course I would [like to stay] – since the manager came in he’s been brilliant and it’s a great bunch of lads, so why not?“I’m loving my time here but contract talks haven’t really taken place.“If and when they do we’ll see if they are appreciated, or if my services are not required then my contract finishes in the summer. So all I can do is try and perform to the best I can and help the team any which way possible“I try not to get caught up in whatever talk has been going on. I just keep my phone to one side and concentrate on my football. If the time comes where there is a contract in front of me to sign, then I will sign it.“But that’s obviously not happened yet.” Bolton Wanderers defender Matt Mills 1last_img read more

Harman’s flip-flop on Armenian Genocide resolution attacked

first_imgTurkey maintains that there was no plan for systematic extermination, and that Armenians were killed when they joined forces with the French and Russians to attack Turks in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Zanku Armenian, a board member of the Armenian National Committee of America’s Western Region in Glendale, called Harman’s new position “the height of deception and hypocrisy.” Vahram Shemmassian, director of the Armenian Studies Department at Cal State Northridge, said today’s vote will be a test for how the U.S. and its leaders stand on human rights. “The Armenian genocide was a crime against humanity and if the United States of America is fighting for human rights, this is a good example of defending human rights and standing for American values,” said Shemmassian. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed 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 City“I come from a community where there was genocide against my people, too,” Harman, who is Jewish, told the students. But, she said, Turkey at the moment is “exercising a role in the Middle East that is very important” and she didn’t want to risk creating a rift with the U.S. ally. In the letter, she told Rep. Tom Lantos, the San Mateo Democrat who chairs the foreign-affairs panel, that, although she sympathizes with the sentiments in the resolution she co-sponsored, she would vote against it because of “the timing.” The controversy comes as today’s committee vote marks the first time in recent memory that the genocide resolution stands a significant chance of making it to the House floor. While the bill passed the same committee when it was under Republican control two years ago, then-speaker Dennis Hastert blocked it from going to a full House vote. This time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, is a co-sponsor and she has vowed to bring it to the floor, possibly by Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the U.S. on Tuesday that relations between the two countries will suffer if Congress declares the events a genocide. The Bush administration also is urging Republican lawmakers to reject the resolution. WASHINGTON – With the House Committee on Foreign Affairs voting today on declaring the massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey genocide, a Southland congresswoman is coming under fire for flip-flopping on the emotionally charged resolution. Although she co-sponsored it, Rep. Jane Harman last week wrote to the chairman of the committee urging him not to bring the resolution to a vote and declaring that she will vote against it if it reaches the floor. Amid shouts of “genocide denier” and “You are a hypocrite and liar,” the El Segundo Democrat defended her letter Saturday to about 70 Armenian students who confronted her at a political rally in Lakewood. “I am not denying it,” Harman said of the World War I-era killings that Armenians and many historians estimate at more than 1.5 million and declare were part of a planned genocide campaign. last_img read more