Parents, Teachers Urged to Develop Character in Children

first_imgThe Deputy Controller at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Kerlie Miller, has urged parents and teachers to pledge their unflinching commitment towards building the divine qualities, including honesty, truthfulness and love, in the children of Liberia.During the graduation exercise of the Joseph G. Cooper Memorial Elementary and Junior High School in Sinkor, Mr. Miller emphasized the need to build the characters of children and students so that they will become better citizens for a better Liberia.He spoke on the theme “The Ingredients that Contribute to Early Child Development,” urging parents and teachers to focus on building their children’s divine qualities for a better Liberia.“Firstly, parents should teach the children love, honesty and truthfulness and the difference between right and wrong. When teaching these values, they must remember that change will come slowly and not to expect the children to learn these values overnight,” Mr. Miller said.He said character-training remains the work of the family, while book learning is the work of school authorities. He called on both parties to collaborate in providing training for the children.“Character training can’t wait until a child goes to school. It must begin when a child is very young so that he or she will grow up in the right way. Parents must also remember that developing good character takes a long time. It is difficult to change a person’s character after he or she has grown up,” he stressed.He said mothers are the first teachers of human beings, which he said makes them largely responsible for character development in the early childhood years.“It ought to be obvious, whenever personal circumstances or those imposed by society at large do not permit mothers to do a thorough job of early education, we should not be surprised to find the society presided over by people of reprehensible characters at all levels,” he said.The high incidence of corruption in Liberia serves as a perfect example; an act which has the propensity to wreck the society’s economy, thereby creating a generally depressing experience for most people, said Miller. As the government struggles with such problems, he said, nobody seems to be concerned about the army of children who swarm the streets of Monrovia looking for a livelihood, adding that “They gamble in the streets, pick people’s pockets, steal from cars and school themselves thoroughly in other kinds of deviant behaviors.” “As we look around our country today, it is sad to see that most of our young people lack discipline and character. While it is true that everyone carries into public life discipline that was instilled into them in the home, we must also begin to look at what is happening in the schools, because the school and home are collaborative partners when it comes to early childhood development,” he stressed.According to him, the high incidence of indiscipline among the youths in Liberia has today led to the conclusion that teachers and parents do not collaborate in developing the character of the children, stating that the lack of moral virtues is on the decline in Liberia.“I say this because a few years back, who would have thought that rape would be on the increase as it is now, especially among the young people? Or that the use of drugs and other illegal substances would be so high in the country? Even after the civil war, we are still exposed to some of the bad things that have been mentioned. We as parents and teachers have not yet mastered the art of training our children or developing their characters,” Mr. Miller noted. He added that, “Parents must be good examples for their children. If they are truthful, the children will learn to be truthful. If they are generous, the children will learn to be generous; and if they are bad, the children will learn to be bad.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL RALLY: RESULTS TO STAGE 5

first_img17th June to 19th June at LetterkennyRUNNING – Last updated: 15:58 on 17th June to Stage 5Results for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS5RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev11Tim McNulty/Paul KielySubaru Wrc6O/A7:04.70:0042:33.126Alistair Fisher/Rory KennedyFord Fiesta S20004O/A7:16.40:0043:02.10:29.00:29.035Seamus Leonard/John McCaffertySubaru Impreza6O/A7:28.80:0043:23.50:50.40:21.442Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru Impreza617:20.70:0043:26.90:53.80:03.453Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaidSubaru S12627:16.20:0043:35.11:02.00:08.26149Kevin Barrett/Sean MullalySubaru Wrc637:28.80:0044:05.31:32.20:30.279Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganMitsubishi Evo9417:40.10:0044:58.12:25.00:52.888Alan Ring/Adrian DeasyMitsubishi Lancer427:46.80:0045:50.23:17.10:52.1924Seamus Heron/Gerry McVeighToyota Corolla647:43.10:0045:51.23:18.10:01.0107Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyMitsubishi Evo9437:43.60:0045:57.13:24.00:05.9114Garry Jennings/David MoynihanMitsubishi Evo 9447:47.40:0046:00.63:27.50:03.51210Philip Morrow/Johnny HartMitsubishi Evo9457:32.90:0046:04.73:31.60:04.11322Trevor Bustard/Kenny BustardMitsubishi Evo9467:46.60:0046:36.74:03.60:32.01443Scott McElhinney/Karl ReidCitroen C2R2Max217:57.00:0046:44.94:11.80:08.21541Mark Sheahan/Mark KaneCitroen C2R2Max228:02.10:0047:06.04:32.90:21.11632Denis Biggerstaff/Karl AtkinsonSubaru Impreza658:04.60:0047:16.94:43.80:10.91744Joseph McGonigle/Niall BurnsCitroen C2R2Max238:02.90:0047:24.54:51.40:07.61846Kieran Daly/Darragh MullenCitroen C2R2Max248:04.80:0047:35.65:02.50:11.11923Pat Kirk/Peter WardMitsubishi Evo9477:52.30:0047:47.45:14.30:11.82045Graeme Colfer/Alan DolanCitroen C2R2Max258:03.50:0047:48.85:15.70:01.42174Gary Cooney/Rory McBrideMitsubishi Evo 8668:18.40:0047:56.85:23.70:08.02273Kieran Roarty/James DohertyMitsubishi Evo8488:14.70:0047:58.05:24.90:01.22342Joe Shrimpton/Ciaran GeaneyCitroen C2R2Max268:05.10:0048:02.25:29.10:04.224124Martin Donnelly/Colin FitzgeraldMitsubishi Evo9498:20.20:0048:24.25:51.10:22.02572Rory Byrne/Jeremy PattersonMitsubishi Evo94108:18.20:0048:25.25:52.10:01.02687Liam McMullan/John CollHonda Civic118:11.90:0048:51.96:18.80:26.727101Gerard McFall/Damien McAuleyMitsubishi Evo94118:15.90:0048:54.36:21.20:02.42888Declan Leonard/Dermot McCaffertyFord Fiesta128:19.10:0049:04.76:31.60:10.42990Dara Leonard/Denver RaffertyFord Fiesta138:23.30:0049:16.46:43.30:11.73076Samantha Thom/Johnny BairdCitroen C2Max278:19.20:0049:26.76:53.60:10.33180Adrian Cannon/Aidan GannonHonda Civic148:23.10:0049:26.76:53.63281Martin O’Donnell/Shaun BoyleHonda Civic158:26.10:0049:57.07:23.90:30.33379David Carney/Ray FitzpatrickCitroen C2R2Max288:48.40:0050:18.97:45.80:21.93486Danny Gillespie/Eamon GillespieHonda Civic298:34.00:0050:19.37:46.20:00.43583John Paul Quigley/Emmet KellyHonda Civic168:33.00:0051:10.28:37.10:50.936132Peter O’Kane/Mark O’ConnorHonda Civic178:47.60:0051:21.28:48.10:11.037119Jonathan McKenna/Peter DeeryPeugeot 1062108:51.50:0052:07.59:34.40:46.33884Paddy Walker/Gerard MullanPeugeot 206519:02.90:0052:18.89:45.70:11.339128Niall McKenna/Martin McCannPeugeot 1062119:33.90:0055:23.312:50.23:04.540130Alistair Glenn/Martin SharkeyPeugeot 206529:27.60:0056:04.013:30.90:40.7Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS5RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev114Daniel McKenna/Andrew GrennanFord Escort14O/A7:34.50:0044:07.9221Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort14O/A7:39.90:0044:51.90:44.00:44.0325Barry Meade/Eamonn HayesFord Escort Mk214O/A7:41.90:0044:56.60:48.70:04.7419Wesley Patterson/Martin McGarrityFord Escort1417:47.30:0045:12.51:04.60:15.9520John Dalton/Gwynfor JonesDarrian T90Gtr1427:39.80:0045:23.81:15.90:11.3617Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort1437:39.00:0045:42.81:34.90:19.0737Eugene Ferry/Derek HeenaFord Escort1447:44.50:0045:45.01:37.10:02.2828Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort1457:48.80:0045:51.81:43.90:06.8926Paul Harris/Gavin HarrisFord Escort1467:48.80:0045:55.91:48.00:04.11029Martin McGee/Damien FlemingFord Escort1477:41.40:0045:59.21:51.30:03.31127Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort1317:54.40:0046:15.32:07.40:16.11238Conor Curley/Nigel FrazerFord Escort1487:44.40:0046:18.72:10.80:03.41334Samuel Kelso/Gareth DohertyFord Escort1327:52.70:0046:20.92:13.00:02.21430Adrian Hetherington/Gary NolanFord Escort1497:50.40:0046:39.72:31.80:18.81577David Graham/Mark VaughanMitsubishi Evo61518:05.40:0046:44.92:37.00:05.21616Rodney Wilton/Conor McMahonFord Escort14107:45.10:0046:47.32:39.40:02.41736Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort1337:57.50:0046:52.92:45.00:05.61857Kevin Gallagher/Gavin GallagherMg S16001117:53.70:0046:55.42:47.50:02.51933Geoffery Dolan/Conor MurphyTalbot Sunbeam1348:00.40:0046:59.02:51.10:03.62035Ivan Stewart/Timothy DugganEscort Cosworth1528:02.20:0047:11.03:03.10:12.021150Arthur Kierans/Mac KieransFord Escort1218:04.00:0047:20.03:12.10:09.02254Seamus Heagerty/Adrian BrollyFord Escort14118:12.30:0047:22.43:14.50:02.42352Mark Barnett/Richard ClearyFord Escort Rs1358:05.10:0047:23.23:15.30:00.824153Josh Moffett/Donhall LennonMitsubushi Evo 91618:07.00:0047:34.73:26.80:11.52551Garry McElhinney/Darragh KellyFord Escort1368:09.40:0047:56.73:48.80:22.02659Damien McCauley/Shaun McMackenToyota Corolla1128:39.20:0048:05.13:57.20:08.42761Thomas Keys/Hugh CollFord Escort1378:10.00:0048:10.24:02.30:05.12868Paul Reid/Pearse McBrideToyota Corolla1138:10.60:0048:13.74:05.80:03.52971Gavin Kelly/Kevin KearneyFord Escort14128:11.70:0048:14.04:06.10:00.330158Vincent Bonner/Seamus McGettiganFord Escort14138:04.80:0048:16.14:08.20:02.13162Kevin Bradley/Graham HendersonFord Escort1148:09.20:0048:28.24:20.30:12.13278Peter Barrable/Paddy RobinsonCitroen C2R2Max1628:08.20:0048:29.44:21.50:01.23340JP Logue/Patrick DurningHonda Civic1388:23.30:0048:34.04:26.10:04.63458Jason McSweeney/Denis O’MahonyHonda Civic1158:21.80:0048:39.04:31.10:05.03570Kevin Kelly/Paul HegartyFord Escort1398:19.50:0048:55.04:47.10:16.03665Alan Sweeney/Timmy LunnFord Escort1168:18.40:0048:55.44:47.50:00.43792Cartha Boyle/Alan MooreFord Escort1178:14.60:0049:15.65:07.70:20.23850Raymond Conlon/Darren CagueToyota Corolla13108:38.60:0049:17.15:09.20:01.539122Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla1188:15.90:0049:23.05:15.10:05.94048Daniel Conaghan/Terence MageeFord Escort13118:05.60:0049:23.45:15.50:00.441120Patrick Divilly/Gerard DivillyToyota Corolla Rwd1198:16.80:0049:31.35:23.40:07.942103Alaistair Hetherington/John CollFord Escort1228:22.10:0049:32.25:24.30:00.943161Keith McIvor/David BurnsPorsche 91114148:24.20:0049:33.15:25.20:00.94447Conor Watters/John WattersFord Escort14158:23.60:0049:53.05:45.10:19.945131Paul Carron/Andrew BrowneToyota Corolla11108:24.80:0049:56.85:48.90:03.846160Andrew Connor/Neil DohertyMitsubishi Evo 91637:46.42:3050:11.56:03.60:14.747100Paddy O’Donnell/Niall McDaidToyota Corolla11118:30.50:0050:28.86:20.90:17.34875Ciaran Brogan/Danny McMenaminMitsubishi Evo 61538:26.10:0050:33.36:25.40:04.54939Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort141612:00.30:0050:47.36:39.40:14.050157James Browne/Brendan McElhinneyToyota Corolla11128:37.00:0050:54.06:46.10:06.751113William Vance/Tom VanceMitsubishi Evo81648:33.60:0051:00.46:52.50:06.452118Barry McGill/Gene McDonaldFord Escort Mk2918:40.80:0051:18.97:11.00:18.553116James Greenan/Danny McCloskeyVauxhall Corsa928:40.20:0051:29.97:22.00:11.05495Stephen McFerran/Joe AgnewFord Escort1238:33.50:0051:36.97:29.00:07.055108Michael Peoples/Stephen GallinaghFord Escort Mk21248:41.20:0051:37.47:29.50:00.556159Raymond Scott/Daniel O’DonnellHonda Civic11138:44.40:0051:38.67:30.70:01.257106Patrick Bonner/Anthony BonnerFord Escort1258:51.40:0051:45.87:37.90:07.258115Daniel Lucey/Conor O’FlynnFord Escort Mk113128:45.40:0051:50.87:42.90:05.059104William Kenneally/Finbarr FogartyFord Escort1268:53.50:0052:08.18:00.20:17.360126Adrian Sweeney/Kieran SweeneyOpel Corsa939:07.50:0052:32.08:24.10:23.961117Gavin McMenamin/Kevin FreilToyota Corolla Rwd11148:37.50:0052:34.88:26.90:02.862112Kevin Bradley/Oliver Elvis HarveyMitisubishi Evo91658:47.50:0052:39.18:31.20:04.363129Thomas McGlinchey/Tony CurranFord Escort11158:52.80:0053:17.29:09.30:38.164134David Baird/Chriss BairdVauxhall Astra1019:14.60:0053:22.29:14.30:05.065136Hugh Martin Toye/Breeda ToyeHonda Civic13139:27.60:0053:22.29:14.36694Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort13148:20.21:3055:36.611:28.72:14.46767Eddie (Jnr) O’Donnell/Ian FraserFord Escort Rs14178:24.30:0057:28.613:20.71:52.068123Chris Armstrong/Sean BruntonCitroen Saxo11168:32.50:0057:59.913:52.00:31.369151William Hamilton/Paddy GallagherMitsubishi Evo 91668:36.20:151:06:00.521:52.68:00.67097Kelvin Keys/Kevin GallinaghFord Escort111724:41.82:001:07:33.723:25.81:33.27166Oran Donnelly/Paul HughesFord Escort1278:40.83:451:12:21.828:13.94:48.1DONEGAL RALLY: RESULTS TO STAGE 5 was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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