PM Skerrit hike with clergy a success

first_img Tweet 13 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews PM Skerrit hike with clergy a success by: – May 9, 2012 Share Prime Minister Skerrit hiking through Segment 13 of the Waitukubuli National Trail in PenvilleA hike which was organized by Fr Herman Sharplis with the Prime Minister, Tourism Minister and members of the clergy has been described as successful.On Monday May 7th, 2012; Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Tourism Minister Ian Douglas and Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire hiked segment thirteen of the Waitukubuli National Trail.Bishop Malzaire (in yellow shirt) and Fr Herman Sharplis (in pink shirt) during Monday’s hikeThat segment of the trial commences from Penville and climaxes at Capauchin.The activity which is the first of its kind was held to raise funds for a major conference of the diocesan priests of the province of Castries to be held in Dominica in January 2013.Photographs compliments Ashton Shillingford [nggallery id=178]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Trojans vs. Tigers Highlight Skyline Chili’s 20th Anniversary Football Crosstown Showdown

first_imgThe 20th-anniversary lineup of the Skyline Chili Football Crosstown Showdown 20th Anniversary lineup has been unveiled.Known as “The nation’s largest high school football showcase”, The Skyline Chili Football Crosstown Showdown will be featuring 21 games with teams from The Greater Cincinnati Area.  It will be getting underway on Friday, August 18th with a taste of Southeast Indiana pigskin galore with The Lawrenceburg Tigers hosting The East Central Trojans at The Pit.The Tigers were The 3A State Runner-ups last year while The Trojans were The 4A State Runner-ups two years ago and reached The Semi-States last year.last_img read more

Nadal ends season to recover from left wrist injury

first_img(REUTERS) – Former world number one Rafael Nadal called time on his 2016 season yesterday saying he needed to fully recover from the left wrist injury he suffered midway through the year.The Spanish 14-time grand slam champion said he would play no more tournaments and would instead begin “preparing intensively” for the 2017 season.The 30-year-old left-hander was forced to pull out of this year’s French Open before his third round match, ending his pursuit of a record-extending 10th Roland Garros title, and also missed Wimbledon because of the injury.He returned to win a gold medal in doubles with Marc Lopez at the Rio Olympics but his results since have been disappointing and he lost his opening match to Viktor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters this month.While the original wrist tendon has improved considerably a statement from Nadal’s management said he had suffered a “bone edema” due to an overload on a different area of the joint.“It is no secret that I arrived to the Olympic Games short of preparation and not fully recovered, but the goal was to compete and win a medal for Spain,” Nadal said.“This forced recovery has caused me pain since then and now I am forced to stop and start preparing for the 2017 season.“Now it is time to rest and start preparing intensively for the 2017 season.”last_img read more

Coliseum is likely choice for LA NFL team

first_imgUSC officials have spoken with an NFL franchise about the possibility of a new Los Angeles-based team playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum while a new football stadium is being built, according to an NBC News.Since January, experts have speculated that the St. Louis Rams would be leasing the Coliseum. The Rams moved from Southern California to St. Louis at the end of 1994 season.Rams owner Stan Kroenke,has been lobbying for a new stadium to be built for the team in St. Louis, which he hopes will receive public financing, but he has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement.According to NBC News, Athletic Director Pat Haden said that if an NFL team were to move to Southern California, the university would like that team to make the Coliseum its temporary home.“It doesn’t make much difference if they [NFL] come in 2015 or 2016 in terms of our renovation of the Coliseum because we have a lot of work to do before we start that,” Haden said. “If they come in 2016, great.”In 2013, USC and the Coliseum entered into a 98-year lease agreement, which allows the school to operate and renovate the landmark structure.“Our current lease allows for an NFL team to play in the Coliseum temporarily. If we were to receive a proposal, we would review it,” said Thomas Sayles, the senior vice president of university relations, in a statement to the Daily Trojan.Jonny Farasat, a sophomore majoring in real estate development, noted how Los Angeles is going to change should an NFL team play at the Coliseum.“I think it would attract a lot of people, more traffic and it’ll bring the city to life. I think it would be a good idea to lease the Coliseum,” Farasat said.  “I think it can have an effect on the USC football schedule but I think if people come together they can coordinate times where there won’t be interruptions.”George Andrews, a senior majoring in chemistry and accounting, discussed the impact of traffic around the university.“The first word that comes to mind is congestion. I think of the traffic after living here for about 22 years,” Andrews said. “I immediately think about how bad the traffic is going to be. I think until the city of Los Angeles decides to improve its transportation system, they should not bring another football team or another event downtown where it provides a lot of congestion for people that are trying to commute to work.”last_img read more

Bumbaca: Big Ten Championship loss should not be standard, but only a beginning

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — For the second time in as many years, I found myself in the annals of Lucas Oil Stadium preparing for post-game interviews with University of Wisconsin football players in the moments following a devastating Big Ten Championship Game loss.The losses were both equally painful, but different, in the sense that a 59-0 loss and a 38-31 loss in which UW had a 21-point lead at one point incite a set of emotions on a separate spectrum.Football: Here’s Wisconsin’s only highlight from the Big Ten Championship gameIt’s a day that will go down in infamy for the Wisconsin football team, but thanks to a caring Ohio Read…The reaction in 2014 reeked more of pure defeat. Saturday night, it was shock that permeated the interview room.I watched former Badger defensive back Peniel Jean weep following that Ohio State loss two years ago. This time, I held my recorder and jotted notes while D’Cota Dixon, Sojourn Shelton and Corey Clement fought back tears. Being a student-athlete is hard to begin with. Adding pressures from the media exacerbates that hardship, so let me say I respect the hell out of every Wisconsin player that answered our questions Saturday night, given the state of mind they must have been in.It was déjà vu all over again for me and this program, in the sense that it was another opportunity for UW to elevate into the national spotlight. Instead, it will retreat to the fringe, with a Cotton Bowl date set for Jan. 2 against Western Michigan University.That is the biggest regret, in my mind, of Saturday night. Forget the 28-7 lead. Forget the dreadful secondary performance and the absent pass rush in the second half. Forget the inability to move the ball when it mattered most. What Wisconsin lost, for the umpteenth time in the last few years, was the opportunity to let the college football universe know this team, this program, deserves to be respected on a national level.Until this team wins a big time game, be it a Rose Bowl, a conference championship, or a regular season game against a top five opponent, that recognition will not come. Yes, UW has gone to 14 straight bowl games, yet the disrespect directed toward the Badgers in the national conversation will continue — until they win the big game. I’m not talking about Nebraska at home in overtime during the regular season. I’m talking No. 2 Ohio State at home or No. 4 Michigan on the road when you’re ranked eighth. I’m talking No. 7 Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game when you’re ranked sixth.Of course, you could subscribe to the fact that Wisconsin was predicted to go 7-5 and play in a mediocre bowl. Then, this season would be a success in your mind. But I don’t think that’s what this team believed, or wanted. This team and this program desperately want to take the next step to national contention, and 21 points across three losses kept them from reaching that recognition this year.Lots of people will be OK with that, and that’s fine. It means those Wisconsin fans are content with perpetual above-averageness.Football: Bart Houston plays every snap at quarterback, Chryst mum on Hornibrook’s official statusINDIANAPOLIS — All week leading up to the University of Wisconsin football team’s meeting with Penn State in the Big Read…I just think this program could be so much more than that. It’s time to take the next step.last_img read more

$18M plugged into Region 6 healthcare delivery

first_imgAs part of Vision 2020The Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) health department received a boost on Tuesday when Guyana Medical Relief Inc donated in excess of $18 million in medical supplies to the Regional Health Services.The presentation was made to Director of Public Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens by President of St Francis Community Developers, Alex Foster on behalf of Guyana Medical Relief Inc.Following the presentation the supplies were distributed to the region’s 28 health centres, posts, and hospitals.Stephens noted that it is essential to have partnerships with stakeholders to improve healthcare delivery in the region.The Ministry of Public Health in its efforts to achieve the Package of Essential Healthcare Services (PEHS) has stressed the need forThe supplies donated by the Guyana Medical Relief Incsupport from all stakeholders.Stephens noted that the presentation was a demonstration of the good relationship with Guyana Medical Relief Inc and Food for the Poor.The donation included both supplies and over-the-counter drugs: “These supplies would be distributed equally across the region so that at all health centres and hospitals persons will have access to the same healthcare.”He said it is a boost to achieve health vision 2020: “We want to see in the country that there is equal access to health delivery across the region… We want our plans to be known and for there to be evidence of proper and equitable distribution across the region, and there is no shortage of essential drugs across the region.”The PEHS is a programme of the Public Health Ministry as a blueprint as to where healthcare delivery should be in 2020: “What do you want from your health centres; what do you have to do to get there?”Stephens is optimistic that the region’s health department is on track to achieve health vision 2020. “I am a bit bold and I want to say that Region Six may be able to achieve that by mid-2018. I would like my region to be the pilot region as it comes to the rolling out of PEHS.”The $18 million presentation is seen as a step in that direction.last_img read more

Benson Hospital Burns

first_imgThe top floor of Benson Hospital in flames yesterday. The Out-land Community was a scene of grief and disbelief, following a fire incident that gutted the roof of the Benson Hospital where patients were being administered oxygen, surgery and other medical treatment, along with others who had gone to visit friends and relatives or to seek medical attention.When family members and relatives heard that the hospital was on fire, they came crying and running, with some even attempting to rescue family members but were prevented by onlookers in order to avoid injury to their persons.Youths of the community converged on the scene in order to save the hospital from being destroyed because, according to them, it is one of the biggest health facilities in the community that is accessible to residents.They used water from available water wells and other water sources in an attempt to douse the fire until the arrival of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS).When the LNFS arrived, youths who had gone to help extinguish the blaze started throwing stones, water and empty buckets at them in frustration because, according to them, that the fire service wasted time in responding to such an emergency involving the lives of so many people.“We had already cut the fire off when the LNFS came to take the glory, which we will not allow to happen. This is a national hospital that can attend to many people in the nation, so if there is a fire outbreak and we called them [LNFS] they have to respond quickly to save lives and medical equipment,” the youth shouted as they threw stones from the top of the building at the firefighters.Pinky Wolo, who had gone for a health certificate, said while awaiting service, a nurse  informed her and others to leave because there was a fire outbreak at the hospital.Ms. Wolo said before leaving the grounds of the hospital, she saw nurses bringing out patients and other medical items out of the hospital to nearby homes in order to save them from being destroyed by the fire.“The nurses were confused so they started throwing beds, chairs and other materials through the windows of the hospital. I later saw nurses bringing 6 children and two older men, who were being administered oxygen treatment, to nearby homes for rescue,” she said.Alex K. Dickson, Director of LNFS, said they have not discovered the source of the fire, but he expressed regret about the incident.He said it is unfortunate that angry youths stoned the vehicle of the LNFS, which resulted into two firefighters being injured, leaving the LNFS car damaged.Dickson said the youth’s action was out of emotion, because they had no understanding about what the LNFS had to go through before arriving at the scene.Dickson said LNFS did not receive an emergency call on its hotline but several calls from individuals, which they needed to confirm before getting prepared in order to arrive at the fire incident on Du-port Road.“People must start to make use of the emergency number, which is 114; besides, when we are on our way to fight a fire, commercial drivers make it difficult for us to reach the place on time. Usually, they refuse to leave the way for us,” he said.He said Liberians must be educated about such difficulties the fire service goes through when leaving their office to get to various locations.Benson Hospital authorities refused to comment on the incident because, according to them, they have not discovered the cause of the fire. The hospital called an ambulance from the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) to refer its patients that had been admitted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A.V. residents get up-close look at KC-135

first_imgFlying a KC-135 today to support combat missions is like having a World War II B-17 bomber fighting in that first Iraq war, the general told Bret Banks, Alis Clausen, Rex Moen and Les Uhazy. “That really drove it home for me,” Banks said. “We really can’t afford to be sending in our fighting forces with this aging equipment.” The Antelope Valley business and education representatives made the trip to Tinker as part of an Air Force Materiel Command program aimed at informing community leaders about the Air Force’s role in national defense. Two to four representatives, depending on a base’s size, are selected to represent the community surrounding one of the command’s 10 major bases, said Judy Bates, a spokeswoman for Materiel Command. Twice a year, the community leaders travel – at their own expense – to one of the command’s bases to learn about the work it does and the local communities’ efforts to offer support. The community leaders are encouraged to share their experiences with civic and community organizations. “That’s what we want them to do – talk to the community,” Bates said. Trips by the community leaders have included visits to the Schriever Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy, both in Colorado; Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee; Brooks City Base near San Antonio, Texas; and Tinker. “The purpose of the program is to see what the other bases do and how they interact with the other bases,” said Clausen, who has been with the program since it was created in 2001. “We get to interact with the senior leadership and with the community leaders of the bases.” Clausen, a representative of Edison International and a member of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, said the program has enhanced her appreciation of the men and women in uniform. “Whether they are new airmen just out of their teens or senior leadership, all are very dedicated to their work and very proficient in their work,” Clausen said. “We are looking at very dedicated and exemplary people.” Uhazy, Antelope Valley College’s dean of math and science, has been involved with the program for about two years. “We talk about education. Education comes up everywhere we go,” Uhazy said. “They are so well aware of education issues, the need for engineers, and the issues community colleges and state colleges can work together on.” At Tinker, for example, Uhazy was impressed with how Rose State College, a community college, works closely with the Air Force to help educate its work force. The college teaches courses at lunch hours and after work on the base. The visits also offer Antelope Valley leaders a chance to talk about their efforts to enhance engineering education in the region, including a multi-partnered effort to offer a complete four-year education in mechanical and electrical engineering degrees through Fresno State University. “That’s the whole point of this – to allow for a two-way exchange of information,” said Banks, operations manager for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District. The Tinker visit earlier this month included a visit to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. The center repairs and maintains a variety of aircraft, including the B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, the Navy’s E-6 aircraft and the KC-135 tankers. “It’s amazing that the Air Force has modified and maintained (the KC-135) for nearly 50 years,” Moen said. “How many of us have been driving the same vehicle for 50 years? Furthermore, what would it take to keep that vehicle running if it was driven every day?” The group also learned about the Air Force’s planned KC-X, an aircraft the service hopes to bring online in 2013 to replace the KC-135. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Inside a nearly mile-long building in Oklahoma, four Antelope Valley residents got an up-close look at efforts to keep an aging air tanker fleet flying. Visiting Tinker Air Force Base earlier this month, the quartet saw airmen performing major overhauls on KC-135 Stratotankers – airplanes that are averaging about 45 years of service. The Stratotanker, whose primary mission is mid-air refueling, is a key part of the U.S. military goal of global reach for global power. One Air Force official, illustrating concerns over the aging aircraft, noted the 45-year span since the Stratotankers went into service is the same as the time gap between the end of World War II and the first Iraq war. last_img read more

Teens still like phone calls, face-to-face meetings, study says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“Telephone communications and face to face, it’s simply richer than what you get on the Internet,” said Amanda Lenhart, a senior research specialist at Pew. “You get nuances, tone of voice, body language. It’s easier to understand a joke face to face or on the phone than in text-based communications. It’s simply more compelling to folks.” Nonetheless, teens who use social-networking sites – 55 percent of online teens – consider the hangouts important in their social lives. Ninety-one percent of the social-networking teens use the sites to stay in touch with friends they see frequently; 82 percent use them to keep contact with those they rarely see in person. Three-quarters use them to make plans, and half say they make new friends there. “For teens who do use them, they aren’t necessary the primary way (of communicating) but they are one of many ways,” Lenhart said. More than half of social-networking teens have shared photos, videos or other artistic work online, compared with less than a quarter of those who do not use the sites. Among other findings: Teenage girls are more likely than boys to keep a blog, while boys are more apt to share video online. Only one-fifth of teens who post photos online say they never restrict access, compared with nearly half of teens who share video. The telephone-based study of 935 Americans ages 12-17 was conducted Oct. 23 to Nov. 19, 2006, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Teenagers still value phone calls and face-to-face meetings with friends even as they frequent online hangouts like Facebook and MySpace, a new study finds. Nearly 40 percent of teens say they talk to friends on a traditional wired phone every day, and 35 percent say they do so on cell phones, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said last week, analyzing its phone surveys from late 2006. Thirty-one percent of teens say they spend time in person with friends every day. Fewer teens say they communicate daily using instant messaging, text messages or internal messaging systems at Facebook, News Corp.’s MySpace or another social-networking site. Confirming anecdotal evidence, e-mail has lost favor among teens. It ranked at the bottom – used daily by only 14 percent of teens to keep in touch with friends. last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Nursing Home seeks Healthcare Assistants

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Donegal’s most reputable Nursing Homes are on the lookout to recruit Healthcare Assistants to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team.Áras Uí Dhomhnaill Nursing Home, is a 48 bed private state of the art nursing home located in Milford, Co. Donegal.Management are currently recruiting for Healthcare Assistants to join their team for full-time and part-time roles. Requirements: FETAC level 5 or equivalentInterested candidates should apply with CV to Anne McGilloway, Director of Nursing: info@sheephavenhealthcare.comOr alternatively via post to:Anne Mc GillowayDirector of NursingSheephaven HealthcareÁras Uí Dhomhnaill Nursing HomeMilfordCo. DonegalF92 HX32E : info@sheephavenhealthcare.comW : sheephavenhealthcare.comT : 074-9163288F : 074-9163280 Job Vacancies: Nursing Home seeks Healthcare Assistants was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Áras Uí Dhomhnaill Nursing Homelast_img read more