Decomposing body found in City Proper

first_imgILOILO City – Already in the state ofdecomposition, a body of man was found in Barangay Pala-Pala, City Proper earlymorning yesterday. Responding police officers did not findany wounds on Causing’s body suggestive of murder. He was identified as Ramon Causing, apolice report showed. Village councilman Dante Mangalisan saidthe victim was suffering from an illness. Officers of the Iloilo City PoliceOffice ruled out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img

62 new COVID-19 deaths statewide

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 541 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 21,033 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 115,834  tests have been reported to ISDH at an 18.2% positive rate and 62 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,213 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 205 positive cases and 28 deaths, Franklin County has 99 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 98 positive cases and 6 deaths.last_img

Shallow lineup a ‘big factor’ in Lyceum’s loss

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Pirates only had eight of their 10 players in tow, and the lack of depth showed when they lost in five sets against College of St. Benilde, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13, 15-10, Thursday.Lyceum head coach Emil Lontoc said their lack of players played a big part in the loss especially when the Lady Blazers found their rhythm in the final three sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That was a big factor because we also lacked the guile against Benilde,” said Lontoc in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We don’t have substitutes, that was really a factor unless we become consistent.”The Lady Pirates, after a stellar display in the first two sets, ultimately faltered in the ensuing three sets especially in the fifth when the Lady Blazers went on a 9-4 start. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone If the old adage “strength in numbers” can be applied to the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, then Lyceum is virtually on the minority.ADVERTISEMENT Ranya Musa gave Benilde a 6-4 lead in the fifth then Lyceum committed three straight errors that virtually sealed the Lady Pirates’ loss.“We really have to be consistent especially on defense,” said Lontoc whose team got outscored 53-34 in spikes and 13-9 in service aces. “We fought hard in the first two sets but we couldn’t replicate it in the next three.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ravena confident former team Alab will get better along the way Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

New criteria for granting exemptions from studying Irish

first_imgThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Mon) announced new criteria for schools to grant students an exemption from studying Irish.Following an extensive public consultation earlier this year on draft revisions to the system, revised circulars for primary and post-primary schools will take effect for the 2019/2020 school year.The revised circulars will be issued in September and will replace existing rules on exemptions which date back more than 25 years. Minister McHugh said: “An overhaul of the system for granting exemptions from the study of Irish is long overdue. By making key changes the system will be fairer and more supportive of students while at the same time ensuring that all children have equal access to study the Irish language.”The public consultation on the issue of exemptions, which ran from December 7th 2018 until January 18th 2019, saw an unprecedented response with 11,109 individuals sharing their views.Minister McHugh said: “There was a phenomenal level of interest in the public consultation. That is why I took the decision to extend it further into the New Year. The majority of people who engaged with it supported the changes being proposed. I believe the new criteria are fair and balanced and that the new system of exemptions is more up to date with teaching practices and support models and helps to remove ambiguity around exemptions.”Key changes in the revised circulars include: The new criteria will only apply in English-medium schools.Students in special schools or special classes attached to mainstream schools will not be required to apply for an exemption.Psychological assessments will no longer be necessary to process an application for an exemption.Students will be granted an exemption from the study of Irish only in rare and exceptional circumstances.Age-related criteria for decisions on exemptions are being changed from 11 years of age to 12, which brings the circular into line with the final year of primary education.The decision to grant an exemption will continue to be made by the school principal.The decision should only be taken following detailed discussion with the student’s parent or guardian, teacher, special education teachers and the student.Minister McHugh said: “The decision to grant an exemption from the study of Irish should not be taken lightly. It is an important decision that will have implications for the student’s future learning.“The benefits of bilingualism and studying a language from a young age are becoming better understood with studies showing it helps mental agility, makes it easier to learn a third or more languages and that it can help support a child’s academic achievement in other subjects like Mathematics.“I would like to thank all of those who responded to the public consultation process which helped greatly to inform the finalisation of the circulars.”The new circulars together with detailed guidelines will be issued to schools in the coming weeks and will be available on the Department’s website at the start of the new school year.New criteria for granting exemptions from studying Irish was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more