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Guyana, France eye student exchange programmes

Guyana, France eye student exchange programmes

first_imgWith the aim of strengthening bilateral relations through the education sector, Guyana and France have discussed the possibility of exchange programmes for students and teachers between the two countries in addition to an increased offering of the French language in local schools.These proposals were among a number of matters addressed during dialogue between Education Minister Nicolette Henry and French Ambassador to Guyana, Antoine Joly on Monday.“We could have Guyanese teachers go to France to teach while improving their knowledge of French, especially since Haiti is a member of Caricom,” Ambassador Joly was quoted as saying.Education Minister Nicolette Henry and French Ambassador to Guyana, Antoine JolyHe added, “It is my hope and plans to have Guyana send assistant teachers to teach English and at the same time, improve their interest in French through Government relations.”In a statement issued by the Education Ministry, it was observed that there were also discussions on improving relations with the French Guiana University and the University of Guyana.According to the release, Minister Henry, in response, dubbed the proposals as “good and useful opportunities to build capacity to teach and learn French”.She was quoted as saying that the Ministry “is interested in the exchange programmes for six months for teachers and will work on all other possibilities for education development of teachers and students towards a more balanced society”.“France is also looking for opportunities to improve the way English is being taught in their school system and the Ambassador was adamant that Guyana is as good an English-speaking territory as any other to field teachers to teach English,” the statement added.Minister Henry added that she would have the Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson “work as the point of contact for the Ministry of Education to work out the modalities”.Ambassador Joly said that President of the French Guiana Assembly, Rodolphe Alexander said he would work with French Guiana authorities to make bilateral relationships possible for an improved education sector among others. He also signalled interest in an interface with the Guyana Government via an official visit later this year. Minister Henry has expressed pleasure at the proposed visit and stands ready to interface with Alexander to ensure that discussions are had on a commonly agreed path for education development.Minister Henry also spoke of the ongoing education efforts for the promotion of the greening of the Guianas on the Guiana Shield through student exchanges.last_img read more

Around the Region

Around the Region

first_imgJailed suspect dies in apparent suicide ALHAMBRA – A suspect being held in the Alhambra Police Department Jail was found dead early Friday in what appears to be a suicide, officials said. The discovery was made about 9:42 a.m. at the jail, at 211 S. 1st Street, Alhambra police said in a written release. The name or a description of the deceased was not available, nor was the reason he was arrested. Only force was used in the robbery and no weapons were seen, he said. A witness observed the robbery and followed the suspect vehicle, said Flores. At Graves Avenue near Sefton Avenue in Monterey Park, the two male Latino suspects and one female Latino suspect abandoned the car and fled on foot, Flores said. A search perimeter was set up in the area, but the suspects were not located, he said. Flores added that the suspects’ vehicle was later determined to be stolen. Pot-banging: Expert solution for seals PACIFIC GROVE – Experts have come up with a low-tech method to keep seals off a Pacific Grove beach: Banging on pots. The City Council got a report from its Beautification and Natural Resources Committee on how to deal with Pacific harbor seal invading Lovers Point Beach. Mother seals appear to be moving toward the beach during pupping season. Because marine mammals are protected by federal law, the public could lose access to the beach. The council was told the city should discourage the seal haul-outs by banging on pots and pans to chase them back to sea. Other noisemakers, scarecrows and human presence are also an option. USS Ronald Reagan returns to SoCal SANTA BARBARA – The USS Ronald Reagan is returning to Santa Barbara for a visit next month. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will anchor outside the harbor from Jan. 11 to 14, bringing with it more than 4,000 sailors who will take shore boats to the pier for liberty. The carrier will not be available for public tours. Local Navy League spokesman Doug Crawford says the group is working to get hotel rooms for sailors at no more than $100 a night. So far, only the Bacara Hotel and Spa in Goleta has offered 50 rooms for that price. Norco says Big Boy is Western enough NORCO – The chubby Bob’s Big Boy mascot is going to wear a cowboy hat and boots as long as he’s in Horsetown USA. There was concern in Norco that the mascot wasn’t Western enough for the equestrian community so planners said neigh to architectural plans for a 5,200-square-foot Bob’s Big Boy restaurant. Architect representative Dave Hogan told the council Wednesday that the six-foot statue would don a hat and boots. So the City Council reversed course and approved the plans. Norco is located in Riverside County, about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Family wins millions in Caltrans suit SAN DIEGO – A jury has awarded $26.5 million to a San Diego family whose land was targeted for takeover by the state Department of Transportation. Last year, the agency tried to claim eminent domain over the land for construction of the new 905 Freeway in southern San Diego County. But the owners said losing the 2.8-acre parcel would cut off access to the rest of their property and make it worthless. Jurors ruled unanimously in favor of the landholders Wednesday after a three-week trial in Superior Court. Transportation officials say they’ll appeal. Black bear hunting season ends early SANTA BARBARA – California’s black bear hunting season has ended early because takes reached the state Department of Fish and Game limit. The season was scheduled to run through Dec. 30, but the limit of some 1,700 bears has already been reached. It’s the first time since 2001 that the season was shut down early. In 2002, the threshold for season closure was increased from 1,500 to 1,700 bears based on the health and expansion of the bear population. Tags show the harvest is already above 1,700. Hunters are required to return bear tags to the Department of Fish and Game by Feb. 1. They are also required to submit skulls of bears killed to DFG for extraction of teeth within 10 days of taking the bear. The teeth are used to determine the animals’ ages. – From staff and wire reports160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champDetectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau are conducting the investigation, police said. No further details were released. Robbery suspects flee from stolen car ROSEMEAD – Three suspects fled Friday after robbing a woman in Rosemead, then ditching their stolen car several blocks away in Monterey Park, officials said. The incident began about 4:40 p.m. when a woman was robbed of her purse on Graves Avenue at San Gabriel Boulevard, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Flores. last_img read more

A-Rod Rockets Power Yankees

A-Rod Rockets Power Yankees

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Alex Rodriguez gave himself an early 40th birthday present. Three of them, actually.Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on July 25.“Some people say that life starts at 40. I’ll sign up for that right now,” said A-Rod, who hits the mark July 27.The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez connected on Perkins’ first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later launched a three-run shot.“Got to be one of my best feelings since I’ve been in the major leagues,” Murphy said. “There’s no greater feeling than knowing you just won the game for your team.”Rodriguez bear-hugged Murphy in the dugout and picked him up. By then, the slugger had already showed his strength.Rodriguez hit 452-foot solo homer in the fourth and a 422-foot drive that made it 5-3 in the seventh. His 424-foot homer in the ninth cleared the center field wall.He clapped as he trotted around first base after each homer while fans at sold-out Target Field booed. The last time Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game was Aug. 14, 2010, at Kansas City. He didn’t play last season while sitting out a drug suspension.“I’m healthy, I’m happy, I’m appreciating everything the game has to offer,” he said.Rodriguez has 23 homers this season and 677 in his career. He is now 6-for-10 lifetime against Perkins with two home runs.With one out and runners on first and third, Murphy hit a 2-2 pitch from Perkins into the flower bed over the right-center field wall.Perkins (0-2) didn’t blow a save chance before the All-Star break, but is 1 for 3 since. He had allowed just six runs all season before the Yankees tagged him for four.“I saved however many to start the season and I said I’m going to blow games. I’m not going to be able to go out there and hit every spot like I have,” Perkins said. “It’s magnified. But I miss spots, everybody misses spots and I’ll learn from that.”Adam Warren (6-5) pitched 2 1-3 innings in relief of CC Sabathia. Andrew Miller worked the ninth for his 23rd save.“Maybe our best win of the year,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi’s decision to move Rodriguez to DH has helped rejuvenate the star.“He’s been a guy that’s been productive all year,” Girardi said. “He’s been impressive.”Torii Hunter hit his 208th career home run with the Twins, passing his mentor Kirby Puckett for sixth in team history and giving Minnesota a 5-0 lead in the third.Aaron Hicks also homered to give the Twins a 2-0 lead off Sabathia in the first. Chase Headley’s sacrifice fly cut Minnesota’s lead to 5-4 in a three-run seventh. Sabathia was pulled after walking Brian Dozier to load the bases in the sixth.Warren struck out Hicks on a check swing to end the threat, prompting Twins Manager Paul Molitor to protest from the dugout and get ejected by plate umpire Jeff Nelson.“He thought he saw enough to call the swing and I just voiced my opinion that I thought it was too close for him to make that call,” Molitor said. “That’s why they have the appeal process and it kind of spiraled down from there.”(ADAM CZECH)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more