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Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 23, 2011

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share **US television production company to visit Dominica**Discover Dominica Authority will host US TV production company Aura 360 Productions from September 24 – 29, 2011. The company produces an NBC TV Show called World of Adventure Sports. The five member crew will participate in adventure activities on the island, with a view to providing exposure to the range of attractions on offer in the Nature Island. The objective of the partnership is to highlight the unique environmental and cultural attributes of Dominica through media, and develop the logistical framework for the creation of an adventure sport event in the near future. Key sites and attractions to be visited are segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, the Boiling Lake and Titou Gorge. These and other natural assets of Dominica will be distributed to all the World of Adventure Sports media channels, including NBC, VERSUS and Universal Sports. Additionally a 30 second commercial will be produced for the destination. **Dominican Delegation to attend Seatrade Europe convention**Ms. Kathleen Cuffy, Head of Product Development at the Discover Dominica Authority, and Mr. Benoit Bardouille, Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air Ports and Sea Ports Authority will attend the Seatrade Europe convention from September 27 – 29, 2011 in Hamburg Germany. The convention brings together key stakeholders in the cruise and travel sectors for focused business meetings, exhibition, travel agent programme and social networking activities. Key topics to be covered during the conference are cruise port development, the European cruise industry, regulations for European cruise lines and factors which influence the deployment of cruise ships. **World Tourism Day is September 27, 2011**World Tourism Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2011. The theme for this year’s celebrations is Tourism- Linking Cultures. The theme seeks to highlight the fact that through travel, cultural experiences can be shared through interaction with individuals and communities thereby fostering more tolerance, respect and mutual understanding for each other. Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs Hon. Ian Douglas, and Dominica’s winner of the Caribbean Tourism Oganization’s Tourism Youth Congress and Junior Minister of Tourism, Kitwanie Carbon are expected to deliver addresses to the nation on this occasion. **Discover Dominica Authority Contributes to Carib Week celebrations**Dominica celebrates Carib Week from September 17 – 25 in commemoration of the 1930 Carib uprising. This annual event showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Kalinago people. Activities for the week will culminate with a Miss Kalinago and Princess Natari pageant. Discover Dominica Authority wishes the Kalinago community and all Dominicans by extension, a successful and memorable Carib week. **Dominica wins Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress**Dominica’s Kitwanie Carbon emerged victorious at the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The competition took place in St. Martin on September 17, 2011 and formed part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference. Miss Carbon won from a field of 10 other competitors and spoke to the creation of a wellness and longevity festival in Dominica as being the ideal method for promotion of the island’s tourism product. As winner of the competition Miss Carbon will serve in the capacity of Chairperson for the CTO Tourism Youth Conference to be held in St. Kitts in 2012. Management and staff of Discover Dominica Authority joins the entire Dominican population in congratulating Ms. Carbon on her success. For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritycenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 23, 2011 by: – September 26, 2011 Share 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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CARICOM to commence secretariat reforms immediately

first_img Share Share Caricom logo. Photo credit: glas.netGEORGETOWN, Guyana — CARICOM heads of government at their 23rd inter-sessional meeting, which ended in Suriname on Friday, have agreed to “move immediately” to implement major recommendations that would see the restructuring of the Community’s administrative body — the CARICOM Secretariat. To this end, the conference has directed the CARICOM secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque, to begin the search for a change facilitator who would help him navigate the change process. The recruitment of a change facilitator was one of the recommendations contained in the Landell Mills Report, submitted to heads of government by the British-based international consultancy firm Landell Mills Ltd, which was commissioned by CARICOM to conduct a comprehensive review of its administrative body. Chairman of the conference, Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse told journalists at the closing press conference of the two-day meeting that heads of government had accepted in general, some recommendations of the report, but would seek clarification on others. He said the conference had directed the secretary-general to move immediately to recruit a change facilitator who would help him to steer the implementation process and strengthen the corporate functions of the Secretariat in the first instance. Bouterse explained that in a parallel exercise, heads of government would work with an internal group from the Secretariat to facilitate improving regional governance and implementation. This process would involve an outline of a five-year strategic plan in time for consideration by heads of government at the thirty-third meeting of the conference in july. “All in all it was a most productive and fruitful inter-sessional meeting and as chairman I am looking forward to moving urgently with the secretary-general to see the initiatives through,” the CARICOM chairman told journalists. Prime minister of Saint Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony gave support to the president’s statement and explained that there would also be changes made to the conference regarding its agenda, structure and approach to meetings. He agreed that the 23rd inter-sessional was a purposeful meeting and that every member of the conference present understood quite clearly that the people wanted change now. It was not a question of postponing or feet-dragging. It was vital that change process commenced immediately, he said.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! LocalNews CARICOM to commence secretariat reforms immediately by: – March 12, 2012center_img Share 7 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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Laid To Rest

first_imgJust a final thought about the 2016 World Series.  Hopefully, two of the jinxes that have haunted the Chicago Cubs have been laid to rest with their series win.  The first is the famous goat that appeared at Wrigley Field with a disgruntled fan.  He supposedly was denied entrance so he put a curse on the Chicago Cubs.  A Cleveland fan tried to resurrect the goat for this year’s series.  Obviously, it didn’t work.The second curse was that of the Chicago fan, Steve Bartman, who reached out and deflected a foul ball before Felipe Alou could catch it.  This would have ended the 8th inning of a game in which the Cubs were leading.  Had they won it, they would have ended their World Series curse several years ago.  As it was, the Marlins rallied, won that game, and went on to win the World Series.When the 2017 season starts, I doubt if we hear much about the goat or Steve Bartman.last_img read more

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Miami goes 7 weeks without a murder

first_imgChief Jorge also stated that they have seen a decrease in overall crime altogether. The City of Miami is reporting the city has gone 7 weeks without a homicide.That is the city’s longest run since 1957.The 7 week period occurred between February 17th through April 12th.Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina says that the trend started just before social distancing began to take place and continued through the mandated shutdown.Thank you. Its a big team effort including our residents. @CityofMiami @MiamiPD https://t.co/F4ppvXL9xT— Jorge Colina (@Jcolina67) April 24, 2020last_img read more

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Broward County Mayor Endorses Gregory Tony for Election as Sheriff

first_imgBroward County Mayor Dale Holness on Thursday endorsed Gregory Tony for sheriff.Holness said in a statement that Tony, who has served as sheriff since January 2019, “has held bad actors accountable and put together the most diverse command staff we’ve ever seen. Sheriff Tony has truly proven himself more than deserving of the support of our community.”Tony will run against his predecessor Scott Israel, along with retired Broward Sheriff’s Col. Al Pollock, among other candidates in the Democratic primary.Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tony last year to replace Israel, whom he suspended over questions regarding Israel’s handling of the 2018 Parkland school shooting.Meanwhile, Tony has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for not disclosing on a 2005 job application with the Coral Springs Police Department that he shot and killed an 18-year-old man in 1993 when he was a teenager.The 41-year-old sheriff, who was ultimately not found guilty of wrongdoing in the shooting, says it was self-defense.He also wrote on the Coral Springs application that he had never used hallucinogens, although he admitted to using LSD in 1995 on a previous application for the Tallahassee Police Department. Tony also excluded from the Coral Springs application that he was at one point accused of passing a bad check as a student at Florida State University. Although that charge was dismissed, Tony ended up writing an apology letter for leaving it off his job application when it turned up in a subsequent background check.The Coral Springs Police Department hired Tony 15 years ago, launching his law enforcement career.Then-Police Chief Duncan Foster recently told the South Florida Sun Suntinel that he would not have hired Tony if the 1993 killing had been disclosed.Tony served with the Coral Springs Police Department until 2016, when he left there to develop a company that specializes in active shooter training. He has dismissed the matter from the killing as a political smear campaign.He said in a statement, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the mayor for the county I represent.”Last week, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, which previously voted “no confidence” in Tony and Israel, endorsed Pollock. Please see a note from Sheriff Gregory Tony below. pic.twitter.com/0Q1BQR8Gia— Sheriff Gregory Tony 2020 (@sherifftony2020) May 3, 2020last_img read more

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USG announces candidates for 2019 election

first_imgRosenthal, Robertson and Kuffour; Ritch and Garcia; Lind and Schwessinger; Savage, Fowler and Anderson; Garland and Khoshniyati; Donahue and McMorran; and Chuang and Johnson are running on joint platforms. After having met through USG Senate and working together on projects like the USG Diversity Fund, Murphy said they have developed a strong collaborative dynamic. The pair plans to continue The New York Times subscription program for students, expand access to scholarships and advocate for diversity in the general admission process. Senators Michaela Murphy and Meagan Lane are running for president and vice president, respectively. Their platform focuses on greater campus sustainability and the expansion of community gardens, as well as improving student health conditions and suggesting that the University offer free menstrual products in all campus restrooms. The Undergraduate Student Government announced candidates for the 2019-20 academic year on Instagram and the USG website on Monday. A single presidential ticket was announced along with 20 senatorial candidates. “Something that was really important for myself and Meagan was running a campaign that was based on integrity and growth,” Murphy said. “We had really ample opportunity to see the places where this campus failed to meet the needs of different students and marginalized communities.” Of the candidates running for the 12 open senator positions, Gabriel Savage is the only incumbent. Other candidates include Julian Kuffour, Hailey Robertson, Ben Rosenthal, Laura Pearson, Sarah Ritch, Omar Garcia, Jacob Lind, Jacob Schwessinger, Andrew Fowler, Randi Anderson, Haley Garland, Sara Khoshniyati, Quinn Cunniff, Benjamin Shiff, Christopher Pack, Emily Donahue, Christopher McMorran, Angela Chuang and Emily Johnson. “There’s no other person that I can imagine managing to keep me sane during the election,” Murphy said. “I’m so proud to know her and have her as a friend.”last_img read more

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Led by a lacrosse icon, Jacksonville aims to become ‘the lacrosse capital of the South’

first_img Published on April 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu To the citizens of Jacksonville, Florida, Duval means more than just the name of their county. Starting in the late-1990s, members of the town started chanting “Duuuval!,” as a symbol of pride for where they live. Through the popularization of social media, county natives preached their regional pride on Twitter with ‘#DTWD’, short for ‘Duval ‘Til We Die.’The pride that cycles through the county hasn’t always been apparent within the Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse program. But starting this year, the Dolphins have begun to embrace representing Duval through “Duval Hour.” The daily practice sessions are optional workouts on weekdays from noon to 1 p.m. — Jacksonville’s designated lunch period — where players come to D.B. Milne Field and play, whether it be for a casual toss-around or a legitimate workout. Typically, the team pulls 20 to 35 players to the sessions, separate from their practices later in the day.“When I got here, doing extra work was considered uncool,” JU head coach John Galloway said. “Duval County has a reputation of toughness and grit, and we want our team to embody that same identity.”The extra hour of daily practice has helped the players and coaches inspire themselves to create a legacy for Jacksonville (5-5, 3-1 Southern), which achieved its only winning season in its first eight years in 2013. Led by Galloway, a two-time All-American at Syracuse and current Dallas Rattlers goalkeeper, the Dolphins expect a bright future and aim to become “the lacrosse capital of the South.”“It starts with little things like Duval Hour,” Hunter Sells, a junior goalkeeper, said. “These things help you buy in. There’s constant talk about how we want to build up our program and build an identity, something it hasn’t had in the past.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoalkeeper Hunter Sells readies near the net. Courtesy of Jacksonville AthleticsBesides the 2013 season, the Dolphins had little to celebrate. Over the next three years, JU won just 11 games, causing the university to part ways with then-head coach Guy Van Arsdale, who led the program to its most successful season.But when Galloway was hired in June 2016, a fire was lit under the program. Due to JU being the only Division-I lacrosse program in Florida, Galloway said Jacksonville is “stealing the blueprint from Denver,” a program that thrives on finding players who want to represent the western United States. Similarly, the Dolphins search for players who want to represent lacrosse in Florida on its quest to be “the lacrosse capital of the south.”Galloway’s profile as an all-time great in college lacrosse and a professional goalkeeper with the Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse drew recruits to Duval County. Sells, a transfer from Johns Hopkins, admitted he wouldn’t have considered Jacksonville as a landing spot if not for Galloway.“I watched Syracuse play all the time when I was younger, and being a goalie, I watched Galloway,” Sells said. “He was someone I looked up to a lot. I probably wouldn’t have looked at Jacksonville if he wasn’t the coach, honestly.”Galloway and his coaching staff recruit a specific kind of player, he said. To play at Jacksonville, a player has to want to make a mark on the program, and be the first to help the team reach its goals. During Galloway’s career at Syracuse from 2007-11, the Orange “didn’t need him,” he said, because of SU’s perennial dominance. The situation at Jacksonville is the opposite, as the program is looking for recruits willing to accept the challenge of making lacrosse in Duval County relevant.Hunter Forbes, a senior face-off specialist, has been one of those players. Forbes ranks fifth in the NCAA in faceoff percentage (.690) and is one of six rostered players who was at Jacksonville prior to Galloway’s hiring. Forbes said Galloway has implemented a winning culture that the Dolphins hadn’t seen before.“He brought that attitude in that it isn’t ok to be mediocre,” Forbes said. “Playing for him is exciting, he makes practices fun, and he’s changed the culture to where we’re trash-talking each other in practice, competing every drill, scrapping. We want to win.”Jacksonville’s five wins this season are the most it has had since its eight-win season in 2013, and it still has three regular season games to go. While the Dolphins may be years away from its goal of regional dominance, Galloway has set the groundwork for a bright future for lacrosse in Duval County.“During the week when we’re grinding out there and our legs are tired, and we don’t want to do it,” Forbes said. “We think, ‘let’s be the first ones to do something with this program’.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NFF Frees Giwa FC Players for Other Clubs

first_imgWarri Wolves climb NPFL log with Plateau Utd defeatFemi SolajaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given provisional clearance to all players of erstwhile NPFL club, Giwa FC of Jos to join other clubs.In a letter to the Chairman of League Management Company, signed by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi monday, the NFF wrote: “Based on the LMC’s expulsion of the club from the Premier League and the NFF ratification of the same measure and with special reference to article 14 & 23 of the FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players, all players of Giwa FC as pronounced by the LMC and the NFF Disciplinary Committee are free to provisionally register for any club of their choice till the end of the 2015/2016 football season. “Note also that, all the players are to return to the management of Giwa FC after the last match of the 2015/2016 League Season.”Meanwhile, Warri Wolves pipped visiting Plateau United 2-1 yesterday in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rescheduled game. Heavy down pour forced the game to be moved by 24 hours.Wolves are now 12th on the table with 30 points from 22 matches, while Plateau is rooted at 18th on 23 points.Uche Cyprian put the home team ahead after 12 minutes, before Joshua Obaje equalised for Plateau in the 77th minute.However, Wolves clinched all three points when Achibi Ewenike fired home the match winner three minutes from time.Meanwhile, Plateau United striker, Reuben Bala, has described as quite hurtful his side top-flight defeat at Warri Wolves.Reuben said the loss at Wolves has further deepened their fortune on the Nigerian top-flight table.“I do not like the result as we were almost certain to go home with a draw before the dying minute goal.“This is not a good result for us as the loss has further worsened our not too comfortable position on the log.“However, the loss does not mean we are threatened by relegation we just see the loss as momentary setback.“Of course, there are plenty of hopes for Plateau United in the ongoing top-flight we are not going to give up the fight for survival.“We just have to gather ourselves together win few matches on the home front and away and we will be permanently out of the danger zone.“We have a date with the leaders, Wikki Tourists on the line and I can assure you we will win the clash at least with an unreplied goal.“We cannot lose twice to Wikki Tourists having lost 0-3 in the first fixture clash in Bauchi,” said Bala to supersport.com.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Why the Angels’ Mike Trout never competes in the Home Run Derby

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Besides, he added: “It looks tiring.”WHAT ABOUT SKAGGS?Tyler Skaggs threw a second bullpen session in three days and did some fielding drills on Tuesday, passing almost all the tests required for him to return to the Angels’ rotation on Thursday.Skaggs will have missed one start on the disabled list with tightness in his hamstring area, after having an earlier start pushed back a few days.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Around all that, he’s fashioned a 2.64 ERA, which ranks eighth in the American League.Could he sneak into the All-Star Game? Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — The Home Run Derby participants will be announced on Wednesday and Mike Trout will not be among them again.Trout, who will be playing in his sixth All-Star Game, has annually rejected the opportunity, but why?Concerned with injury? Altering his swing?“I don’t know about any of that,” Trout said Tuesday. “I’d rather just have that night with my family, spend time with them. … I just want to relax and enjoy the day. Just watch it. … I just never had any interest in doing it.” Skaggs was not among the five starting pitchers picked by American League players in voting. One of them, Justin Verlander, was already replaced because he’s pitching on Sunday. He was replaced by Trevor Bauer, who is also scheduled to pitch on Sunday, so he’ll be replaced also.Blake Snell, who leads the league with a 2.09 ERA, is also a candidate to be an injury replacement. Assuming Snell gets one spot, Skaggs would need another pitcher to become unavailable. James Paxton and Charlie Morton would also be candidates.“I think (Skaggs) has thrown the ball as well as anybody we’ve seen throw the ball against us,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s been very consistent. He’s pitched well when he hasn’t had his best stuff. He’s been very consistent pitching at a high level. There’s been no doubt that he’s worthy of All-Star consideration.”ALSOAndrelton Simmons was fifth in voting among the five candidates up for election for the last spot on the AL All-Star team as of Tuesday afternoon. Seattle shortstop Jean Segura was leading. Online voting concludes on Wednesday at 1 p.m. …Nick Tropeano (shoulder), who threw five scoreless innings on 53 pitches in a rehab outing on Saturday, will make another rehab outing on Friday at Class-A Inland Empire. “I guess they want me to throw a no-hitter this time,” Skaggs said. “I feel like I’m ready to go, but I understand.” …Jim Johnson (back) is going to need at least one more rehab outing, Scioscia said. Johnson pitched an inning on Sunday. …The Angels recalled outfielder Michael Hermosillo, giving them a true outfielder on the bench. They had been going with Jefry Marte and David Fletcher as their backup outfielders for a few days. Hermosillo took the roster spot of pitcher Deck McGuire, who isn’t needed to start if Skaggs is coming back. …Jahmai Jones, one of the Angels’ top prospects, was promoted from Class-A Inland Empire to Double-A Mobile (Ala.). Jones, who was converted this year from outfield to second base, hit .235 with a .721 OPS at Inland Empire.UP NEXTAngels (Jaime Barría, 5-5, 3.39) vs. Marco Gonzales (9-5, 3.64), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more