Education Ministry launches word search competition

first_imgWith the aim to reintroduce a pastime that has become obsolete with the advent of technology, the Education Ministry, in collaboration with the Communities Ministry, introduced a National Crossword and Word Search Competition (NCC), targeting more than 100 Grades Three and Four students.The crossword challenge seeks to harness the brainpower of students in a meaningful way that encourages word recognition, increases vocabulary, improves spelling, stimulates an interest in reading, and generally expands the knowledge of words.The competition also serves to reach those students with a borderline or introverted personality who may not be mindful of participating in a debating or spelling bee competition, but can master the art of word searches.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Huston at a simple launching ceremony said that development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation to work individually and collectively towards solutions for existing environmental problems must be fostered, adding that what was required was reorientation through the environment.Hutson said the competition could be considered as an alternative method of increasing academic performance at examinations and spoke to the development of certain values and attitudes that can protect the country.Speaking on behalf of the Communities Ministry was Public Affairs Officer Danielle Campbell-Lowe who said it was excitement worth sharing with every child and she believed that children could find joy in putting aside their tablets and computer for one game of crossword/word-search, as it would make a big difference.The NCC will form part of a broader menu of measures being undertaken through the Ministry’s “Green Generation Guyana Sanitation Programme” whereby students are encouraged to adopt safer waste management practices, including reducing, reusing and recycling.The competition saw more than 10 schools participating.The first student to finish the word puzzle wins the competition and will be representing their region at the national championships. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

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JetHawks offer wide variety of promotions

first_imgAldrin is scheduled to join the festivities at Clear Channel Stadium for the special event and will be part of a pregame ceremony honoring his accomplishments. “Pray Ball Family Faith Night” on Aug. 24 expands this popular group night for local churches by adding a special pregame concert performed by national recording group Hawk Nelson. The VeggieTales will also be on hand to entertain children, take photos and participate in the games and contests on the field. Other group events include the always popular Boy and Girl Scout sleepovers, scheduled for June 23 and June 9, respectively, and the second annual Dog Day on Aug. 1, when man’s best friend is welcome to enjoy a JetHawks game. Military Appreciation Weekend returns on May 18-20 with fireworks and a special T-shirt giveaway planned for this annual popular series. Other new promotional giveaways include JetHawks/Red Sox logo caps, posters, JetHawks Nation logo car shades, and a special desk clock that is a replica of the signature video board structure at Clear Channel Stadium. The “Beckett Sports Collectables Roadshow” on June 8 will allow fans to get their sports memorabilia items appraised by representatives from Beckett. A “Tribute to Clint Howard” Night on July 14 will honor the cinematic legend who has appeared in more than 150 feature films during his career. Opening weekend will commence on April 5 with a post-game fireworks show followed by magnet schedule giveaway the next night. Throughout opening weekend, the first 1,000 adult fans to each of the four games will receive a special JetHawks Nation Yard Sign, which will kick off a season-long promotion with weekly prizes and a grand prize trip to Boston to see the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Returning ongoing fan favorites include the popular pregame Happy Hour, when fans can enjoy half-price draught beer before every JetHawks home game, and Weenie Wednesdays, when fans can fill their stomachs with $1 Hebrew National Hot Dogs. New promotions include “Feed Your Face Mondays,” where fans can get all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and peanuts and a game ticket for only $10, and “Cheers Buck Beer Thursdays,” when $1 domestic draught beer will be available until the sixth inning. Following every Friday home game, fans can enjoy “Friday Night Drive-In Movies,” when a different family-friendly movie shown on the video board and fans will be able to watch from the outfield grass while enjoying free popcorn and other prizes, which will be given away. More promotions are being added daily and for updates,so check the JetHawks official Web site at www.JetHawks.comhttp://www.jethawks.com/ or call (661) 726-5400. Tickets for all promotional game dates are available now with the purchase of a JetHawks affordable ticket package or group outing. Individual game tickets for JetHawks games will go on sale March 24. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lancaster JetHawks have added several brand-new theme dates, special tributes and giveaways to highlight the 2007 promotional calendar. Combined with seven fireworks shows and several returning favorites, fans are sure to enjoy each game at Clear Channel Stadium as the JetHawks welcome the Boston Red Sox as their new parent club. Aug. 25 will be a special night at The Hangar as the JetHawks celebrate the fourth annual Aerospace Appreciation Night. In addition to a post-game fireworks show, the first 1,000 fans will receive a special, limited edition Buzz Aldrin bobblehead doll. Aldrin became an American legend when he became one of the first two people to walk on the moon in 1969. last_img read more

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Forestry safety seminar is coming to Fort St. John

first_imgThe seminar, ‘Anatomy of a Rollover’ is specifically designed for long truck drivers, loader operators and forest supervisors, discussing “the five main causes of rollovers and the steps drivers and loader operators can take to prevent them from occurring.”“Grant really hits home the point that each truck load of logs is different and even small changes in height, weight or speed can affect handling characteristics and probability of a roller,” Transportation and Northern Safety Director of BCFSC, Dustin Meierhofer said.The event is free of charge and will run May 21, from 9 am to noon. You can register by calling 1-877-324-1212 or email training@bcforestsafe.org.- Advertisement -The BCFSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to safety in the forest industry. Among other roles, they provide training, information and guidance to ensure the safest practises; everything from planning, timber development, harvesting, transportation and reforestation.last_img read more

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Delight as Donegal company shortlisted for major food award

first_imgGallagher’s Bakery in Ardara has been shortlisted for one of the country’s top food and drink awards.More than 350 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for Bord Bia’s biannual Food and Drink Awards, hosted by Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, on Wednesday 29th November in the RDS Concert Hall.Bord Bia today announced the details of 24 companies who have been shortlisted for these awards which recognise excellence and celebrate success in Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. The shortlist, which includes Gallagher’s Bakery, represents the most progressive, ambitious and forward-looking companies in Ireland’s thriving food and drink industry.A record number of submissions were received by Bord Bia which were then adjudicated by a team of seven independent judges* with extensive experience in business, global markets, media, marketing, and sustainability. Following a comprehensive judging process, the shortlisted companies have been selected.Gallagher’s Bakery will compete in the Entrepreneurial category which recognises individuals or companies who have shown true entrepreneurial flair.It rewards commitment, leadership and self-belief, either to create a new and successful business, or to radically improve, or turn around, the performance of an existing one. In recent years, the long-established company has created a range of superior gluten-free bakery products based on extensive research and new product development. Capturing the gluten-free market has been a huge success for the business which has grown from employing 65 people in 2011 to 305 direct employees in 2017, which is expected to grow by a further 40 in by early 2018.Gallagher’s Bakery is a major employer in West Donegal and is in the process of completing a new production facility in Ardara.By the end of the decade it expects to have products available in every one of the top 20 retailers in the USA and Europe.Delight as Donegal company shortlisted for major food award was last modified: November 5th, 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:ArdaraawardsBord biaGalagher’s Bakerylast_img read more

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Fly to Toulon and uncover the magic of Provence

first_imgFly to Toulon and uncover the magic of Provence Delight your appetite, Top things for FoodiesSee more 5. Les Bravades de Saint-Tropez Provence Flight Deals, Experience Provence from 31£Check prices now Search flights to Marseille RelatedExploring Provence: 10 Things to Add to Your Bucket ListProvence landscapes are like something out of a dream – all those shimmering lavender fields, turquoise waters and gently rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards. Here are just a few ways of getting the most out of this delectable region.Top 10 Things in Provence for FoodiesWhet your appetite with a taste of Provence’s fabulously rich bounty. All that luscious food and wine will soon have your mouth watering – think of plump red tomatoes, peppery olive oil, creamy goats’ cheeses and succulent slow-cooked lamb. Add to that some of France’s most prestigious and satisfying wines…Experience Provence Like a LocalThe sights, sounds and scents of Provence will instantly put you under their spell. But if you really want to get under the skin of this sunny slice of southern France, follow the locals and try some of these experiences. In partnership with Atout France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region Check out flights to Avignon and discover Provence Fly to Marseille Experience Provence, Live like a localExplore now 4. Marsatac Discover the other side of Saint Tropez – the world that’s far away from the designer boutiques and sleek yachts in the harbour. From 16-18 May, this chic resort pays homage to its patron saint – Saint Tropez – in a colourful series of parades, processions and picnics. Les Bravades de Saint-Tropez have been going on for more than 450 years – since the days when pirates swarmed the Mediterranean coast and the villagers took up arms against the intruders. The pirates may have disappeared, but the proud tradition of defending the town lingers with the people of Saint Tropez – although nowadays it’s more a case of feasting rather than fighting. Exploring Provence, Top things to doExplore now 1. Fééries du Pont du Gard 3. Formula 1 French Grand Prix 2. Chorégies d’Orange Head towards the city of Nîmes and you reach one of France’s most spectacular monuments. The monumental Pont du Gard is a glorious feat of Roman engineering – an ingenious aqueduct created on three levels of elegant stone arches. On 1st June and also 7-9 June, this Unesco World Heritage Site becomes the enchanting setting for the Fééries du Pont du Gard, a four-night sound-and-light extravaganza. Jaw-dropping pyrotechnic displays set to music light up the sky, with this year’s theme revealing the mysteries of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. *DISCLAIMER: Published 18 June, 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. On 24 June, the motor-racing world’s kings of speed will descend on a usually quiet corner of Provence and shake it up for the French Grand Prix. The pretty hilltop village of Le Castellet is known for its picturesque lanes, 15th-century castle and sweeping views of the Sainte-Baume massif – and it’s all less than a 20-minute drive from the beaches of Sanary or La Ciotat. Just outside the village is the Circuit Paul Ricard, which hosted the French Grand Prix from 1970 until the early 1990s. After a major redesign of the circuit, it’s now ready to welcome Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and other Formula 1 stars as they career around the track. Read more about Provence Fans of electronic music have been joining the Marsatac party ever since the festival first came along to Marseille in 1999. Make your way to the vast complex at Parc Chanot in the east of the city to hear fresh, new voices in hip-hop, electro and rap from around the world. Running from 15-16 June, the festival features an eclectic range of performers, from the UK’s Ross from Friends and American hip-hop artists JID & Earthgang to the chilled-out synth pop of France’s Aloha Orchestra and the rousing sounds of Kokoko! from Congo. Catch the electronic vibe of Germany’s Paul Kalkbrenner and the innovative avant-garde sounds from Russia’s Nina Kraviz. Search flights to Toulon On balmy summer nights, it’s hard to think of a more romantic place to watch opera than in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre in Orange. Since 1869, this beautifully preserved piece of Roman history has been home to the Chorégies d’Orange – the oldest active festival in France. From 20 June to 4 August, this venerable theatre hosts a superb programme of opera and classic concerts, including Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. As the sun goes down on the 1st century AD amphitheatre, revel in exquisite music as it wafts across the ancient Roman stones. You can also catch concerts in the magical medieval interior of Orange’s Notre Dame de Nazareth cathedral.last_img read more

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