In an effort to tackle the low levels of literacy among students, the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) is in the process of establishing Internet-ready Literacy Hubs in every community in the town in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The Literacy Hubs are among a raft of initiatives, the newly-installed Council is hoping to complete by December 2018.Mayor Waneka Arrindell explained that a number of persons have already come on board. These include the Education Ministry, which has given its approval to commence the project. The One Mile School and Linden Care Foundation haveLinden Mayor Waneka Arrindellalready indicated their willingness to allocate spaces for the Hubs. Mayor Arrindell, who has a passion for children, noted that while the project may not be able to be completed in every community before her eight-month tenure was over, she was hoping that the majority would get started.She explained, “As a teacher, I have found that the level of literacy among our children is very low. There are children entering the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) class and do not know how to read. Children are in First Form and can’t read, and the teachers are not to be blamed. We don’t know the environment the children are living in, and so a curriculum is set for them to learn and so those who can, will and those who can’t, will not.”This project will especially target those children who are in difficult circumstances and cannot afford extra lessons. Mayor Arrindell added that the Council was now at the stage where it was seeking sponsors willing to support a child at a cost of $1000 per week. However, she said that all proceeds from the Mayor’s Ball, a highlight of the upcoming Linden Town Week activities on April 27, will go towards this project.The Mayor is encouraging businesses and other persons to get on board the initiative.
Manchester United ‘Lukaku not a machine’ – Mourinho sees striker feeling the strain but rules out rest Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 00:35 12/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Manchester United Romelu Lukaku José Mourinho Southampton Premier League Manchester United v Southampton The Red Devils boss has pointed out that a £75 million signing has gone above and beyond this term after seeing the striker’s errors criticised Romelu Lukaku is suffering from the strain of his ever-present Premier League appearance record at Manchester United this season, according to manager Jose Mourinho.Lukaku scored seven goals in as many Premier League matches in a flying start to his United career at the beginning of the current campaign.The £75 million signing from Everton has since contributed only three more in 13 subsequent appearances, while his defensive errors from set-pieces proved costly during the recent 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester City and a 2-2 home draw against Burnley last time out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Speaking at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s match with Southampton, Mourinho suggesed the physical toil undertaken by Lukaku as United’s only senior striker until Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recent return from injury has gone unappreciated.”People don’t have to be grateful to Romelu – I have to be,” he said. “Not you [reporters], not the supporters, not the pundits – I have to be.”Twenty matches in the Premier League, 90 minutes. For a striker, for any player, it is absolutely incredible.“But if you are a central defender or a holding midfielder, if you are in a position where you can control your energy and your positional play, you can resist, you can survive.”For a striker in the Premier League to play 20 matches, 90 minutes, I have to be very grateful for his personality and his character.”Has he been unlucky in our box in recent matches? He was in the picture – it was not just him – but he was in the picture in some of the last goals we concede.”Is it a consequence of a player who needs a little rest or just a consequence of the moment and the occasion?”But the guy is fantastic for me and for the team and gives absolutely everything. I have no criticism.”Mourinho was then asked whether he would look to rest Lukaku and replied, “No. I can’t.””[Lukaku] is physically a monster but he is not a machine and I think he is feeling it.”