Kalinago Territory to become an independent health district

first_imgLocalNews Kalinago Territory to become an independent health district by: Dominica Vibes News – August 17, 2015 75 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Member of Parliament for the Salybia Constituency, Casius DarrouxMember of Parliament for the Salybia Constituency, Casius Darroux has announced plans to establish an independent health district in the Kalinago Territory.There are currently seven health districts on the island which are Roseau, St Joseph, Portsmouth, Grand Bay, Castle Bruce, Marigot, and Salybia. The Salybia Constituency comprises of the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson and Antrizle.Mr Darroux, who is also the Minister for Kalinago Affairs, made the announcement during a town hall meeting in Salybia on Thursday 13 August 2015.“What we want to do is to take a comprehensive approach when comes for the health services in the Kalinago Territory and so we are putting documents together so that we can have the Kalinago Territory as a health district on its own,” Mr Darroux revealed.He said this will “further complement” the Ministry of Kalinago Affair’s efforts to ensure that constituents receive the best quality of health and service.Minister Darroux indicated that if an independent health district is established in the Kalinago Territory, “we will not have to be dependent on the ambulance from Castle Bruce or from La Plaine, or depending on an ambulance from Marigot, we will have an ambulance stationed right here in the Kalinago Territory, especially at the Salybia Health District”. “We are also working to have [a] resident doctor in the Kalinago Territory so in case of an accident we will not have to be travelling all that way to Castle Bruce or to Marigot to receive that service, it will be right here in Salybia at the Salybia Health Facility,” Minister Darroux added.last_img read more

Narine reported again for suspect bowling action

first_img Sharing is caring! Sunil NarineKANDY, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Sunil Narine’s action has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC), a move that has dealt yet another blow to the wily off-spinner’s already troubled career.The 27-year-old, who has struggled with his action over the last year, was reported for having a suspect bowling action following Saturday’s rain-hit third One-Day International here which West Indies lost by 19 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method.“The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management after the match, cited concerns about the legality of the 27-year-old’s deliveries,” an ICC release said.Under ICC regulations, Narine will now have to undergo testing on his action within two weeks but will be allowed to continue bowling until the results of the tests are known.The right-armer was superb in the opening ODI in Colombo, taking three for 21 as West Indies lost a close contest by one wicket. He took a single scalp in the next game and went wicket-less in the third.Trinidadian Narine, the leading bowler in the ICC rankings in both Twenty20 and ODIs, was also twice reported for a suspect action during last year’s Champions League Twenty20 and was forced to undergo Indian Cricket Board-approved testing before he was allowed to turn out in the Indian Premier League earlier this year.He also opted out of the West Indies squad for the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March this year, to continue rehabilitation on his action.The current series against Sri Lanka is the first time he has played internationally in over a year.Narine is the second West Indies bowler to be reported to the ICC during the series with Marlon Samuels suffering the same fate following the second Test in Galle. NewsSports Narine reported again for suspect bowling action by: Caribbean Media Corporation – November 9, 2015 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 48 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Find ‘Love in the Songs’ at KickstART Farmington film festival

first_imgMovie-goers will find “Love in the Songs: Music + Movies” during a film series co-hosted by Farmington-Hills based nonprofit KickstART Farmington and the Greater Farmington Film Festival.The series, held at the Farmington Civic Theater in downtown Farmington, will feature three films that document the power of music:“Amazing Grace” – September 11, 7 p.m.This documentary chronicles the two nights in 1972 when the Queen of Soul recorded her landmark live gospel album of the same name at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California. “It’s an astounding cinematic experience — elevational and ecstatic…. This is a miracle of a movie, and it’s a miracle we get to see it at all.” — Sean Burns“May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” – October 16, 7 p.m.Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers charts their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness”, released on American Recordings/Republic Records. More than just a music documentary, “May it Last” is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury – November 13, 7 p.m.This documentary follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia on the cusp of success, that suffers a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records, and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests.Series sponsor is School of Rock Farmington, with support from Thistle Rose Academy of Arts. Tickets for each film are $6 and available at the door, or save over 15 percent by purchasing a series pass for all three films for $15. Tickets are available in advance at kickstartfarmington.org/2019/08/14/love-in-the-songs-music-movies/. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Browns DE Carl Nassib Continues To Look Solid; Discusses His Performance against Falcons

first_img Related TopicsBrowns vs FalconsCarl NassibCleveland BrownsPreseason Game 2 The Cleveland Browns drafted defensive end Carl Nassib in the third-round of this year’s NFL draft. The product from Penn State just really wants to make an impact on this Cleveland Browns roster and has made the most out of his preseason snaps.So far in the preseason, Nassib has earned himself two sacks, a force fumble and a recovery; quite impressive for a rookie athlete. Nassib talked about his performance after the game and is a man of very few words.The young athlete discussed one major thing and it was quite simple he doesn’t really care about statistics and said, “I don’t really care about stats, I just want to win games and help my team more next time.”Nassib also stated that the Browns defense needs to stop the run and do a better job at the line of scrimmage. Which is 100% true and needs to be somewhat fixed before the regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have some solid running backs in their backfield.Well that was easy enough Nassib, who are you Marshawn Lynch when you talk to the media? All jokes aside, the young defender looks poised for a breakout season, that is if head coach Hue Jackson plays him during the regular season.Jackson told the media, “We’ll make that decision as we go, Obviously, he’s doing some good things, and he needs to continue to get better and keep growing.”If Nassib can continue to provide consistent pressure on quarterbacks like he has been, the young athlete will continue to earn reps and be a dominant force on this football team. Him earning more snaps is sort of a mystery right now, but he is looking quite solid and it seems like Hue Jackson likes what he is seeing. nbodnar1last_img read more

Rio History: Getting Her Two Cents’ Worth

first_imgBy STEVE HATHCOCKSpecial to the PRESSBack in 2007 I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to be in rolls in order for the bank to accept them. He told me that his intention was just to cash them in so he would happily sell them to me at face value. We did a quick estimate and I presented him with $90. Eagerly I spilled the coins unto the counter where Kay and I began a cursory search for wheat pennies — those minted from 1910-1959.There were plenty of “wheaties” with the oldest being a well worn specimen from 1910.“What this?” Kay asked as she handed me a silver colored coin.Taking on the tone of a professor I peered closely at her find and began to explain:“Due to wartime demand for copper for use in ammunition and other military equipment during World War II the United States Mint experimented with several different substitutes to replace the bronze alloy used to date.But problems soon developed. The composition of the new alloy, which was 99 percent steel with a layer of galvanized zinc, produced a coin that was silver in color, magnetic and 13 percent lighter. Freshly minted pennies were often mistaken for dimes while magnets inside vending machines which readily accepted copper coins could not differentiate between steel slugs and the new pennies and rejected both causing the new penny to earn the nick name “steelies.”In addition, the galvanization process didn’t cover the edges of the coins which allowed the new steel coin to quickly rust. Undeterred, the mint tried using salvaged brass shell casings with a measure of pure copper to produce an alloy close to the pre-war composition. This was used for 1944–1946 dated coins, after which the prewar composition was resumed. Although they continued to circulate into the 1960s, the mint collected large numbers of the 1943 pennies and destroyed them.In today’s market, a circulated “steelie” will bring about 25 cents. Those in extra fine and uncirculated condition will command anywhere from a dollar to $5 or $6 a coin. However, as in any other issue, those specimens in superb condition with sharp details and an unblemished surface can bring a much higher price.”About then I heard the back door swish shut. Kay?Oh well, I guess she will have to wait until another time to get her 2 cents worth!Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedRio History: Getting Her Two Cents WorthBy Steve Hathcock Back in 2007, I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to be in rolls…December 27, 2019In “News”Rio History: Getting Her Two Cents WorthBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Back in 2007 I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to…August 26, 2016In “News”Rio History: A Phennig for your thoughtsBy Steve Hathcock                 Sorting through the coins that slid across the counter at my Padre Island Trading Company, (see editor’s note) was always one of the highlights of my day. One night, while counting the change in our tip jar, I  was…September 20, 2019In “News” Sharelast_img read more

West Florida Women’s Golf Enters Spring Season Ranked No. 19

first_imgWest Florida Women’s Golf Enters Spring Season Ranked No. 19 Share Agus Cocha (Photo by SID) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the first Golf World/NGCA Division II Coaches’ Poll of the 2010 spring season, the University of West Florida women’s golf team was voted No. 19 in the nation, moving one spot up from their previous ranking in the final 2009 fall season poll of No. 20. Nova Southeastern takes back the top spot in the nation after being knocked off at the end of the fall season by No. 2 Grand Valley State, who slips to the second spot after only receiving two first place votes to Nova Southeastern’s seven. Nova Southeastern was first in the nation throughout the entire fall until the end, winning three of four of their tournaments. No. 3 Rollins moves up one spot from the fourth position after receiving two first place votes, while No. 4 Florida Southern regains the ranking they held most of the fall. No. 5 Barry rounds out the top five, knocking Indianapolis down to the No. 6.  The move allowed West Florida to overtake regional opponent No. 21 Saint Leo, who jumped in front of the Argonauts after the final poll of the fall. The team still remains behind regional opponents No. 9 Newberry, No. 11 Lynn, and No. 15 Drury as well as four of the top five teams in the nation. The Lady Argos will look for strong finishes this season to move them further up the rankings in hopes of securing a spot in the regional tournament.  West Florida will tee off in their first tournament of the spring season this weekend at the Ann Rhoads Classic, hosted by Birmingham-Southern February 21-22 in Birmingham, Ala. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#GOLF WORLD/NGCA GOLF COACHES’ POLLWomen’s Division II Rank  Team                      Points    Last1.    Nova Southeastern (7)     271       22.    Grand Valley State (2)    256       1 3.    Rollins (2)               255       44.    Florida Southern          249       35.    Barry                     218       66.    Indianapolis              215       57.    Tarleton State            195       98.    Ashland                   177       89.    Newberry                  175       710.   St. Edward’s              168       1111.   Lynn                      164       1012.   Nebraska-Omaha            161       1213.   Angelo State              120       15      Western Washington        120       1415.   Drury                      97       1316.   California U. (Pa.)        94       T-1817.   Southern Indiana           92       1618.   CSU-Monterey Bay           89       1719.   West Florida               79       2020.   Central Oklahoma           67       2421.   Saint Leo                  64       T-1822.   Sonoma State               62       2123.   Ferris State               53       2324.   Grand Canyon               52       2225.   Concordia (St. Paul)       19       NRAlso receiving votes: Minnesota State, 16; Northeastern State, 10; UpperIowa, 8; Findlay, 8;  Catawba, 7; Carson Newman, 5; Western New Mexico,5; Dallas Baptist, 2; Augustana, 1; Pfeiffer, 1. First-place votes in parenthesisPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tiger two shots off Dunlop pace

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES MIYAZAKI – Money leader Shingo Katayama got off to a strong start to his Dunlop Phoenix Tournament campaign on Thursday, shooting a 5-under-par 65 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead.Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano opened with a 66 while Tiger Woods finished the day two strokes off the pace in a tie for third with European Order of Merit title winner Padraig Harrington, Toshimitsu Izawa, Hisayuki Sasaki and Satoru Hirota.center_img Katayama teed off on the 10th hole of the Phoenix Country Club and made seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch around the turn, including three straight from the 18th, while carding two bogeys as he held on to emerge as the first-round leader.Katayama said he was able to play his own game all day, shrugging off Woods’ presence in the field.“I think it was a good start,” he said. “It feels the same. I don’t think differently and I concentrated on my own golf.”Katayama is aiming for his fourth title of the year and a victory this week will pull him closer to a third consecutive money title with the top prize of 40 million yen from the 200 million yen purse, one of the richest on the Japanese tour.Woods, whose streak of six consecutive stroke-play victories ended at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, had five birdies and a pair of bogeys in opening the defense of his Dunlop Phoenix title after winning here the previous two years.Tsuneyuki “Tommy” Nakajima, the 52-year-old who won last week’s Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters, had a 70 and is in a group of players that also include Ian Poulter of England, and Australians Scott Laycock and Chris Campbell. last_img read more

‘Coaching Barbarians a privilege’ – Lam

first_imgAnd the head coach says his star-studded squad is focused on becoming a ‘world class team’ during their short preparation for the fixture.‘It’s a huge honour and privilege, but it’s also a big responsibility to uphold the tradition,” said Lam.“When I got asked last year, I went back to my experiences when I played for the Barbarians and no doubt, everything is about coming together as a team. That’s what I tried to do last year and I’m pretty much trying to do the process a bit better this year.“We’ve got some world class players and some quality coming in, but everything in these five days is about becoming a world class team.“Certainly, Steven Luatua, John Afoa and Charles Piutau have played before, and for Chris Vui, he’s had a tremendous season and he’s buzzing about being involved. “People here can see the reason why our staff are here – Conor McPhillips, Jonathan Thomas, Rory Murray and Stuart Powell – because with a short amount of time, we haven’t got to worry about if we are aligned, or stepping on anyone’s toes, we can just get a lot of work done in a short amount of time.”The Director of Rugby also hailed his young duo named in the England squad and is excited to see them perform on the international stage.“I’ve text and got hold of Callum (Sheedy) and Piers (O’Conor) and I’m trusting they’re having a good week. I said to them to just make sure they’re ticking off all of their key things and boxes in their preparation to make sure they’re ready. Obviously, we want to win, but I want those two boys to play well.“It’s a small example of it, but I believe there will be more players coming through in the next few years, as long as they are committed to doing the work and do their best for Bristol, other things will open up for them.” “We’ve got some world class players and some quality coming in, but everything in these five days is about becoming a world class team.” Pat Lam, Director of Rugbylast_img read more

Auburn DT Whitaker’s goal: ‘Rip up the whole league’

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:3600fafaf61fac4315188d37 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-123627-4091689702001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.AUBURN — I lost count trying to keep up with Jeff Whitaker – and he was doing all the work.The massive defensive tackle pumped 41 bench press reps of 225 pounds to post biggest highlight Tuesday at Auburn Pro Day.“It was just amazing,” Whitaker said. “My game is strength. That’s a blessing that God gave me, but it’s been a lot of hard work. People don’t understand that I really started hitting the weight room again coming back from my injury Jan. 4 once I got cleared and all that stuff.”Coming off a back injury, the 6-foot, 4-inch, 322-pound Whitaker has only been working out seven weeks. In preparing for pro day, Whitaker said he hit 30 reps about three weeks ago.Hope is for Jeff Whitaker, D’haquille Williams to return this season“So it’s more amazing to do 41 on seven weeks of work,” Whitaker said. “My whole goal is to rip up the league. Whatever team, whatever organization I get the opportunity to play for, I’m not looking back. I’m not looking back.”Injuries kept Whitaker from having the type of college career many felt he should have had at Auburn. He admitted to having thoughts of quitting, but pointed to faith being his driving force to stick it out.“Life has a mean right hook, but what you learn through all that is to just keep going,” Whitaker said. “Put it to God and keep it going.”So it’ll be interesting to see which NFL team gives him a chance. Being able to bench press 225 pounds 41 consecutive times has certainly created a major buzz.“I heard it’s been the Twitter talk and all that stuff,” Whitaker said. “It’s just a small tip of the iceberg.”So maybe Whitaker will “rip up” the NFL one day. Posting 41 reps at Auburn Pro Day shows what he can do when healthy.last_img read more

UPNGRFL kicks off season proper

first_imgRugby League BY PATRICK NIATO TOM University of PNG rugby football league kicked off its round one games during the weekend at the UPNG Vice-Chancellor’s oval, Waigani. The student-run league is aiming to promote nationalism in the institution as a step in uniting the students’ body through sports like rugby league. This year’s competition draws interests from other sister institutions such as Pacific Adventist University, UPNG Medical School, Port Moresby Business College and other schools within the University of Papua New Guinea main campus. As part of the plan all existing teams plus new teams entering the competition have been urged to rebrand their logos and team names. All teams that has provincial names have been urged to change the names if they are to participate in the student run rugby league competition as a step towards promoting nationalism in the institution. UPNGRFL co-president Nason Mul said they advised all teams to change their provincial team names to school names using the different schools at the University hence they want to do away with regionalism attitudes and help promote nationalism at the school level. “We are doing this because we wanted to see different people interact with each other and play in the same team as a way of prompting nationalism and unity,” he said. The league said promoting nationalism through sports will get everyone involved to interact with the students from other provinces and establish connections or relationships with one and another in the campus. The league is going into round one. All games will be played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the semester one break to make up for the time loss.last_img read more