“Non-conducive” QC labs still awaiting restoration

first_img3 months later…despite Ministry’s promisesPromises made by the Education Ministry earlier this year to restore the dilapidated wings and Science laboratories of Queen College have remained unfulfilled as students and teachers are still awaiting the rehabilitation, which was promised since August of this year.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday, several employees, who requested not to be named, explained that no rehabilitation work was done on the school’s infrastructure and questions were raised as to whether the Ministry will keep their end of the bargain.After reports were carried in the media of the school’s dilapidated structure, the Education Ministry had issued a statement, informing that education officers from the Department of Education along with an engineer appointed by the Education Ministry would have visited the school and assessments were conducted. Upon examination, it was revealed that the institution indeed needed a restoration project.As a result, $11 million was allocated to the works, which should have begun during the last August vacation. The project included routine repairs and maintenance works which are needed. Additionally, the roofs of the East and West wings and the administrative building will be repaired.The Science laboratory, which was considered by the teachers as “not conducive” to laboratory experiments, will be repainted, cupboards will be installed, and the dilapidated walls and ceilings will be repaired.Guyana Times had reported earlier that students and teachers were raising complaints about the difficulties they faced on a daily basis, as a result of poor facilities. Calls were made for the labs to be redone, which was one of the main challenges faced.Sources had revealed that with respect to the quality of students produced every year, the institution requires at least one state-of-the-art laboratory.It was revealed that in the past, moderators that are dispatched to the school would comment on the state of the laboratories which were being utilised by the students.Additionally, the unmaintained playgrounds were one of the main reasons the school’s sports activities were held at the Guyana Cricket Club (GCC) ground. Presently, maintenance has been scheduled to fix the ground and sources have indicated that those works have begun.last_img read more

MSLO Reports 73M Loss

first_imgDigital ad revenue increased 35 percent year-over-year, the company said.Adjusted third quarter publishing division EBITDA was $3 million, compared to $7.7 million in the prior year’s quarter, the company said. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia reported its third quarter financials today, announcing a $3.7 million net loss, down slightly from a $4.4 million loss for the same period in 2007. The company generated $66.5 million in revenue, down from $69.2 million during the same period last year.Year-to-date, MSLO reported a $7.3 million net loss, down from the $23 million loss it reported through the first nine months in 2007. Revenue, however, was $211.4 million, up slightly from $209.4 million during the same period last year.Meanwhile, MSLO’s publishing division posted $121.6 million in revenue year-to-date, down roughly 9 percent from $134.3 million during the same period last year. Those losses were offset, in part, by the company’s gains in its merchandising ($43.9 million, up 26 percent) and broadcasting ($36.2 million, up 28 percent) businesses.MSLO attributed third quarter publishing declines to “lower advertising pages, a shift in timing of special issues and the absence of Blueprint [which shuttered late last year].” Those losses, the company said, were partially offset by rate gains.last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of June 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 2, 2019.Sunday, June 2, 2019No MeetingsMonday, June 3, 2019No MeetingsTuesday, June 4, 2019The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, June 5, 2019The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, June 6, 2019The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, June 7, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, June 8, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more