Two Dates Set for July 26 Projects Completion?

first_imgSinoe County’s Superintendent and his Assistant for Development, Thomas Romeo Quioh, and H. Sneh Johnson, have revealed that the July 26 Special Projects are expected to be completed today Monday, and subsequently turned over to the County Administration. But the contractors have suggested Wednesday.Supt. Quioh and Mr. Johnson, in separate interviews, told the Daily Observer that the Superintendent’s Lodge and House, as well as the Youth Center and Children’s Playground would be turned over today to be decorated for Thursday’s dedication by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as part of the country’s 168th independence celebration taking place this year in Greenville, Sinoe County.But the supervisors of the two construction companies, who begged anonymity, told our reporter that the completion of the projects would be done either Tuesday or Wednesday.A tour by our reporter, who is on special assignment in Greenville, Sinoe revealed that the Superintendent’s Lodge and House could be completed on Tuesday if a 24 hour round the clock stint is undertaken to get the job done on time. But it is impossible that the Youth Center will be fully completed this week in time for the dedication.As part of the Projects, the President is also expected to “light” Greenville upon her arrival (Monday or Tuesday) and a tour by our reporter revealed that this will most likely be accomplished if the all-night and all-day shifts continue. But any interruption could push the lighting of Greenville City to this weekend.Unfortunately, besides the erection of the special projects which beautify Greenville, most of the houses in the city are still unpainted. If the Greenville City Corporation (GCC) and County Administration do not insist or enforce City Ordinances, Greenville may be unable to give its distinguished visitors a unique, beautiful and colorful welcome.The Mayor of GCC, Madam Barbara Kieh, could not be reached up to press time last night to enquire if her office is doing anything about houses being painted.Besides the houses, the streets also need to be swept clean.Three other major projects, which are not considered among the special projects, but are nonetheless undergoing serious and speedy renovation, are the F.J. Grante Hospital, the James E. Greene Sports Stadium and the Presidential Parking Lot in front of the City Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzard Challenge Cup Results

first_imgBlaine “Cannonball” Richter won Challenge Cup #13 in Grande Prairie, Sunday, with a time of 2:06:29 hours for the 75 km Tee Pee Creek circuit. Pat Ferris of the Blizzards was second at 2:17:03 and GPís Dave Kay third at 2:23:10.Peter King of the Blizzards won the 40 km distance with a 1:24:50 and Ken Nix was second at 1:30:00.Steve Magusin of GP won the 20 km with 40:00 minutes and Estelle Nix was second at 55:00.Grande Prairie won the day, narrowly, with 33 points to the Blizzards 30. The Blizzards still have a solid lead in the series with 575 points to GPís 302 and DCís 209.- Advertisement -Two more races to go, of the fifteen race series.Other times in the 75 k were Dave Jaeger 2:25:47, Sandy McDonald 2:32:10 and Francis Plum 2:33:12.Gord “The Hammer” Harris was in Penticton to do his second Ironman and Colter Young is doing the Tour of Belize. No results available at press time.Advertisement Coming up:-Final Thursday Baldonnel time trial of the season at 7 pm .-A weekend of Mountain Bike – River Madness coming up. The first is Sunday and the next is holiday Monday, both at 2 pm at Beatton River Park. www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Revised First Nations guide to help teachers lead new curriculum

first_imgTeachers now have a revised resource to help bring Aboriginal culture, history and perspectives into their lessons, and it’s called the ‘Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: Moving Forward’ resource booklet.This guide will be used along with the ‘Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides’, developed by the First Nations Schools Association and the First Nations Education Steering Committee for teachers in grades 5, 10, 11 and 12.Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad made the announcement on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier at the BC Cabinet First Nations Leaders’ Gathering yesterday in Vancouver.- Advertisement -“We are on the right path, in British Columbia. We’ve come a long, long ways from where we were just a decade ago. But more work lies ahead, there’s certainly more work that needs to be done,” he said. “But we are willing and able to be your partners in moving forward our relationship – because we recognize, for us to be able to achieve true reconciliation, there is much more that we can do.”From January to March of this year, the ministry met with First Nations, Métis, school district and agency partners in five communities throughout the province.It will provide teachers with new ways to incorporate Aboriginal content in every subject and in every grade.Advertisement The booklet is based on key themes, from community and relationships, to history and engagement with nature.It is one of a few guides aim to help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal People over Canada’s history.B.C.’s Aboriginal curriculum and these resources were under development before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made its recommendations in June of this year.last_img read more

On-Fire Homeboyz seeded top for Driftwood

first_img0Shares0000Homeboyz RFC players celebrate after clinching the Kabeberi Sevens title at the Kenyatta STadium in Machakos on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/KRUNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Runaway leaders Homeboyz RFC are top seeds for this weekend’s Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa as they look to cement their lead in the fourth round of the National Sevens Circuit.Homeboyz continued with their impressive form this season after claiming their third consecutive Main Cup title with a 19-7 victory over Nakuru RFC at the Kabeberi Sevens in Machakos over the weekend, taking their total season tally to 66. Captain Leonard Mugaisi was first on the scoreboard as he landed a center post try for the Deejayz with Olindi adding the twos. Kenya Sevens star Nelson Oyoo was quick to spot a gap and swing through it equalizing the scores as Donald Aluoch kicked in the conversion.The second half saw Alvin Otieno and Johnston Olindi land a try each with Olindi converting his own try.They will look to keep that flame burning in Mombasa where they also hope to defend the title they won last season. They will be in Pool A alongside Mean Machine, Menengai Oilers and hosts Mombasa.Meanwhile, Kabeberi losing finalists Nakuru will be in Pool B with Kenyatta University’s BlakBlad, Kisii and Kisumu RFC.Pool C looks like the tournament’s pool of death as it has KCB who finished third in Kabeberi, Kabras Sugar, Strathmore Leos and Impala Saracens while Pool D is equally tough with Kenya Harlequin, Mwamba, Nondies and Makueni.To win the bronze in Machakos, KCB were 17-10 winners over Kenya Harlequins.Driftwood SevensPool A: Homeboyz, Mean Machine, Menengai Oilers, MombasaPool B: Nakuru, Blak Blad, Kisii RFC, Kisumu RFCPool C: KCB, Kabras Sugar, Strathmore Leos, Impala SaracensPool D: Kenya Harlequin, Stanic Mwamba, Nondescripts, Makueni-By KRU0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more