THE nationwide 2017 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One cricket competition has been postponed until the September 2017 school term.According to a GCB release, the postponement is due to the current inclement weather, which has been forecast to persist into the month of July 2017.“The Cricket Development Committee (CDC) of the GCB has determined that the postponement would facilitate a more effective and smooth conduct of the competition,” the release stated.As a consequence, all primary schools are asked to note the adjustment. This information is also expected to be channelled to schools through the Ministry of Education’s Regional Education Offices.To date, the districts of New/Amsterdam/Canje and East Bank Essequibo are the only two locations to have commenced the competition. However, primary schools will be encouraged to enjoy the benefits of the coaching education programmes, which involve the activity aspects of ‘Meet the Emerging Player’ and ‘Cricket Is My Game – Learn It’Further, teachers and club coaches will benefit from four Child Protection Programmes, which are scheduled to be conducted during the first two weeks of June 2017. The Child Protection Programmes will target interested individuals from the areas of Berbice, Essequibo, Upper Demerara and specified locations in other parts of Demerara.Additionally, it should be noted, that the revised fixtures for the 2017 GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket will be circulated during the current school term.
Co-ed co-op · Mona Xia, a junior majoring in critical studies, and Tylre Roberson, a junior majoring in English, are working to launch a web series, Co-ed. – Photo courtesy of Erin RamirezIt’s junior year of college, and two USC students have made it their mission to create a web series about their experiences growing up in college for the entertainment of the rest of the USC community. This is the story behind Co-Ed, a new web series that the creators are hoping college students across the country will identify with.Co-Ed is the brainchild of Mona Xia, a junior majoring in critical studies, and Tylre Roberson, a junior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. Xia was initially inspired to create a show after seeing the success of her fellow classmates creating shows.“I was producing at Trojan Vision for [email protected], and one day I ran into a friend from a screenwriting class I had taken the semester before,“ Xia said in an email. “She told me that she started her own show on Trojan Vision, and I thought that sounded really great, so I asked her for advice and she told me who to contact.”As soon as she thought of the idea of the show, Roberson was one of the first people Xia reached out to, and their creative chemistry was evident from the get-go.“I knew I didn’t want to do this on my own so I reached out to Tylre because I had worked with her on campus and I knew she was interested in writing,” Xia said. “Before we knew it, we were meeting at Panda Express, pitching our ideas for a mini-series.”Co-Ed is a dramedy focusing on the Three’s Company-esque idea of a freshman boy living in a suite with two girls. According to Roberson, deciding to make the show a web series instead of putting it on Trojan Vision forced the duo to focus in and really decide on what they wanted their show to be.“We actually looked into Trojan Vision and decided to make it a web series instead,” Roberson said. “That took a lot of cutting down and finally solidifying the idea of a comedy about what it means to start college and be a college student and how to grow up really fast.”But going the independent route has its challenges as well, and after many hectic days of writing, producing and managing money, actors and equipment, Xia and Roberson have already learned a great deal about how the business side of the entertainment industry can sometimes undermine the creative side.“I think the director of our pilot put it really well — it’s a constant tug-of-war between money, time and quality,” Xia said. “If you don’t have money, then you’re gonna need a lot of time to make a quality show. If you don’t have time, then you’re gonna need a lot of money.”But at the same time, these are two college students, which is why they turned to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make their dreams a reality.“The Kickstarter is mainly a way for us to raise money and raise awareness about the project because, I mean, we’re college students,” Roberson said. ”Most of it’s been coming out of pocket right now, but we’re hoping to raise $3,000 dollars in the next 10 to 15 days to fund the project and basically fund our dream.”But Mona isn’t worried about making sure that dream is perfected because, at the end of the day, she knows that the best idea in the world is pointless if nobody else sees it.“I know that artists all aim for perfection, as you should, but if you had to choose between completing a somewhat flawed project and giving up on an unfinished masterpiece-to-be, definitely go with the first option,” she said. “No one will ever see this ‘masterpiece’ if you don’t finish it.”
Karateka Admir Zukan and judoka Larisa Cerić were chosen as the best athletes of Sarajevo Canton in 2012.The coach of the year is manager of BiH judo team Branislav Crnogorac.The most successful male team of Sarajevo Canton is Taekwondo club ‘Novi Grad’ and the most successful female team is football club ‘SFK 2000’.Tarik Hodžić received an award of ‘Bh. Legenda’.The event was held in Dom Mladih Skenderija in Sarajevo, last night.
An estimated 2,800 prospective students have begun an 11-day orientation as part of a series of programs marking the reopening of Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) after the a two-year closure. The orientation which began yesterday, June 13 will continue until Friday, June 24.According to Boakai Jalebah, the orientation process will include several activities, such as a tour of the new facilities and meeting the instructors.Mr. Jalebah is responsible for technical and vocational training-related schools across the country. He said other activities during the orientation include an indoor program, students and teachers’ interactions, team building and signing of behavior bonds by the students.Others are distribution of MVTC uniform T-Shirts, Volunteer Community Service Day, and various recreation activities.“Classes will formally begin on Monday, July 4,” said Min. Jaleba. “Even though the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) did not allow us to open MVTC in 2014, the lack of funds also played a major role in the prolonged closure of the institution,” Jaleba said. “Currently, government has allotted US$97,000 to MVTC, but we all know it is quite impossible to run this school with that amount. Therefore, we have searched around to open the school and will continue to search in other places to continue the smooth operation of MVTC,” said Jaleba.He said MVTC, as the largest vocational and technical school in the country, deserves the best of opportunities considering its importance. He said that the institution will not shut down again, “whether the budget helps us or not.”MVTC Director, Wilfred Massaquoi, told the Daily Observer that this year’s cycle has been designed to manage the large numbers who have enrolled, categorizing them into two groups.“The first category includes 892 students who completed the initial three months of common core before the eruption of Ebola. The old students will continue on the trade track after a one month refresher,” Wilfred said.The second category, he said, will include about 1, 900 new students, who will begin the common core as a requirement to progress to the next level. The common core is a series of interrelated basic introductory courses designed to provide general program overview and to prepare students for tradeshops. Some examples of common core are basic numeracy, literacy, and ethics.“In order to accommodate this large number of students, we have designed a new school schedule. That is, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the instructors will concentrate on basic formal education while Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are selected for theory and trade practical instruction.”The decision to reopen the MVTC was finally made recently on the school campus in Paynesville following a week-long meeting that brought together Youth and Sports Minister, Charles Saah N’Tow, Deputy Minister for Administration, Dr. Nancy Freeman, and other senior staff.Courses that will be offered will include Architectural Drafting/Auto Cad, Graphic Arts, Masonry, Plumbing, Carpentry, Computer Education and Electricity.Others are Electronics, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Auto Electricity, Auto Mechanics, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Welding and Fabrications.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)