DFC applauds Mr. Dominica initiative

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 30 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img Share Events Director, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-MeadeEvents Director of Dominica Festivals Committee, Natalie Clarke-Meade has applauded the Mr. Dominica Competition and has pledged support to the organizers.YoungStars, a group which is spearheaded by Communications Specialist Marie-Antoinette Mora, on launched the first ever Mr. Dominica competition with seven young men signing their contracts to vie for the title on Thursday evening.The Events Director in addressing the media launch expressed sentiments of delight with the organizers for this initiative.“I applaud the initiative of Antoinette Mora and the YoungStars, young professionals who have taken it upon themselves to create a calendar of events of which Mr. Dominica is the start. Wonderful that this initiative has been taken as young men of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the planet by extension need as much support to become the wholesome and magnificent leaders they can be in the arts, craft, in intellect and courage and have the conviction to become the leaders that they should be aspiring to be. The Dominica Festivals Committee and the Board by extension will support you and any help that you require from us we will always be there for you.”Mrs. Clarke-Meade noted that despite of the controversy which may surround the competition, she is pleased that young men have signed up to participate as the initiative comes at a time when boys are “desperately failing”. “I thought to myself in spite of the controversy of something called Mr. Dominica I loved the idea that in 2012 we have decided to look at boys to men because this is really a challenge in the planet. Boys are falling desperately in all avenues throughout this planet because they are constantly being left behind. The women, the girls as always the ones that the parents push; you have to get an education, you have to join a group, you have to be a part of this, you have to walk this way, you have to look this way, you have to present yourself this way. But how many times do we actually hear that being said of a boy who is to become a man, who is to become a leader, who is to take up his rightful position as a king in the planet?” she asked.Mrs. Clarke-Meade standing with the Mr. Dominica competitors at Thursday’s launching.Mrs. Clarke-Meade also focused on the nature of the show; one she described as a “masculine show where men are desired to show their natural charm and their natural intellect in this event”.A show she also says entails aspects of life which males within the 18 – 30 category should be “buzzing around in their heads about on a 24/7 basis”.Mrs. Clarke-Meade is hopeful that the seven young men will gain the “confidence to go outside of themselves and think more”.She advised that they should understand that their world “is not dictated by the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Dominica, your world is dictated by the planet of which you are a part of”.Mrs. Clarke-Meade also stated that the show can be an avenue for young men to mature emotionally and intellectually as well as confident as they will have to face crowds of people who will be both positive and negative.This initiative she says can be motivation for others to brainstorm ideas to assist young men in Dominica to develop.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DFC applauds Mr. Dominica initiative by: – January 13, 2012last_img read more

Ambassador Maynard’s life was ‘governed by Christian principles’

first_img Share Share 75 Views   3 comments Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: Dominica CentralAmbassador Charles Maynard’s life has been described as one which was “governed by Christian principles.That’s according to his daughter Yvonne Maynard.Ambassador Charles Maynard died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on May 8th, at the age of 78, at the time he was Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.She remembers him as someone who always had a word of encouragement to offer family members as well as others based on the scripture.According to her, since her father’s passing last week she now realizes what a source of strength and support he was evidenced by the plethora of telephone calls which they have been receiving.“Every area of his life was governed by Christian principles and we too were rooted and grounded in the Christian faith. Anytime you went to him with any circumstance or issue he would be sure to give us a scripture verse to give us comfort and to give us some guidance as to how best to deal with it. It’s only after his death now that we are realizing that because people saw something in him that they could go to him with any issue of their life, any circumstance and he would always give that word”.She explained further that Ambassador Charles lived his life emulating that of Christ.“We knew that God spoke through him and we have realized too that in every area of his life he really emulated Christ and even from the phone calls that we have received we found that people were grieving more than us. Some people when they call they would be so emotional that they cannot even speak. I said mom I never realized that daddy had impacted so much on different lives but it was because everything he did was about Christ”.His ultimate goal she reflected was to “serve” his country and “pass on the knowledge in every area”.Ambassador Charles who was a Lay Minister at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church for a number of years will be laid to rest on Tuesday 22nd of May, 2012. Viewing of the body will be at the Goodwill Parish Hall from 2:30 and the funeral service will be from 3pm at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Ambassador Maynard’s life was ‘governed by Christian principles’ by: – May 15, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Batesville Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Champs

first_imgTwo boys and two girls were named local champions of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship (sponsored by Batesville Council # 1461), and have earned the right to compete at the district level. All youngsters ages 9 to 14 were eligible to participate.Ella King (Girls – 9 Yr. Old), Veronica King (Girls – 11 Yr. Old), Lincoln Garrett (Boys – 10 Yr. Old), and Cody Sims (Boys – 13 Yr. Old).Each of these winners will compete in the district competition which we will be held in the next few weeks. Location and Date to be determined.Courtesy of Pat Black.last_img

BREAKING: Chelsea completes record deal for Germany playmaker

first_imgChelsea have confirmed the signing of Germany playmaker Kai Haverts in a deal worth a reported £72-million plus £18-million in add-ons.Advertisement The 21-year-old joins from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen where he developed into one of Europe’s most sought after talents since graduating from the club’s academy system.His transfer now ranks him as the most expensive German football of all-time as he signed a five-year deal with Frank Lampard’s new-look outfit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Barcelona U-turn: I considered my wife, children to stay back – MessiHavertz wasted no time to show off his new colours, with Chelsea posting a picture of their new recruit in kit at Stamford Bridge.Interestingly, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has underpinned a hugely-impressive transfer window for the Blues, with manager Frank Lampard backed to launch a new Stamford Bridge era. “I am very happy and proud to be here, For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all the players and the trainers,” Haverts told the club’s website.Havertz scored 46 goals and registered 31 assists in 150 games across all competitions since making his professional debut for Leverkusen at 17. Promoted Content40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As Adults8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Product That Have Wild Origin StoriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Loading… last_img read more

Kimberly Ann Lewis

first_imgKimberly Ann Lewis age 61 of Rising Sun, Indiana passed away October 10, 2019 at The Waters of Rising Sun. She was born May 13, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late John Earls and Charlotte Webb O’Toole.Survivors include two daughters; Billie Rae and Bonita (Jimmy Billiter) all of Aurora, Indiana. Three brothers survive; Mike and Johnny Earls and Jimmy (Deborah) O’Toole all of Cincinnati, along with five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.Kimberley was married to Billy Ray Lewis who just preceded her in death in September of 2019 along with one sister, Khris Earls.A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.Neals’ Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.last_img

Suarez undergoes surgery, but has not been ruled out of World Cup

first_img The South American’s first match is against Costa Rica on June 15 before they face England in Sao Paolo on June 19. “Yesterday, Wednesday 21st of May, Luis Suarez suffered an intense pain in his left knee after an undergoing a normal warm up,” said a statement from the Uruguay Football Association (AUF). “He had an MRI scan which confirmed a partial lesion of the external meniscus of his left knee. “On Thursday morning, he underwent an arthroscopic partial resection of his meniscus in the Medica Uruguaya hospital (Montevideo). “There was no evidence of any further damage to the knee. “His participation to the World Cup in Brazil has not been ruled out.” Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has undergone minor knee surgery and has not been ruled out of the World Cup, the Uruguay Football Association announced today. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old injured the meniscus in his left knee while training with the national side and after an MRI scan it was decided to send the player for a minor operation. Suarez’s arthroscopic surgery lasted about 30 minutes and he is likely to be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks but Uruguay officials remain confident he will be fit for the World Cup. last_img read more

COVID-19 Hits Home with Two Presumptive Cases in South Florida

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health says there are now six cases of the new coronavirus in the state, including two in Broward county and two deaths statewide.Three new presumptive positive cases were announced Friday night, according to FDH. There are two people in Broward County isolated at this time.According to the FDH, there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida and there are five other repatriated cases of Florida residents outside the state who have tested positive for COVID-19.One of the cases in the state is a non-Florida resident. There are 88 pending test results.Two deaths have been reported, one in Santa Rosa County and the other in Lee County.For more information, click here.last_img

McKinnon wins GSSF/B.M. Soat Costume Steel Challenge match

first_imgRYAN McKinnon was declared winner of the Guyana Sports Shooting Federation/ B.M. Soat Costume Steel Challenge shooting competition which was held last weekend at the Timehri Rifle Range, Timehri.According to a release, Ryan finished first with an average of 66.19 percent to finish ahead of Mohamed Qualander (74.58) and Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (97.66) in the Limited category, while in the Wild Cat category, Jagmohan Bassoo (34.82) was first. Second was Rajiv Latchana (160.58). Placing third in this division was Roberto Hochand (281.46).The release stated that the competition was once again safely staged and was organized by the GSSF.The GSSF said in its release that it is committed to continuing to promote the safe use of firearms in the sport for its members as well continuing to host such competitions following international sport shooting regulations while upholding all regulations for firearm use in Guyana.The annual costume match seeks to give local shooters a chance to experience the sport from a fun based outlook while at the same time being competitive and upholding stringent safety rules. There is something about dressing up in a costume and undertaking any serious task which results in laughter.The recent match was no different, shooting three stages simultaneously setup on the range with steel plates,with competitors enjoyed the afternoon in cloudy skies over the Timehri range,breaking the silence repeatedly with the sound of gunfire and metal hitting metal to make the musical pings on the various steel plates.The GSSF wishes to thank Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier George Lewis, GDF Colonel Doodnauth, GPF Commissioner Seelall Persaud, GPF Asst. Commissioner David Ramnarine, GPF Commander Clifton Hicken, GPF OC TSU Senior Superintendent Dehnert, GPF Corporal Dunn and the ranks of the GPF Armoury and TSU. The Federation also expressed sincere thanks to Mr. Bashair Mohamed, Mrs. Vimala Priya Mohamed and Mr. Rameez Mohamed of B.M. Soat for their usual kind support of the event.last_img read more

Copa Lagos: Organisers Hail Gov Ambodec

first_imgManaging Director of Kinetic Sports, Samson Adamu, said at a joint media briefing in Lagos yesterday that Governor Ambode remains a pillar behind the development of beach football in the country.He stressed that Ambode’s efforts were already yielding fruits for beach football.“The governor has never said no to us. He gave us so much encouragement and that is why we are having a better event with every edition. Apart from the enabling environment created by the governor and people of the state, we have enjoyed his backing in all ways.“We are happy with the governor especially because we went to some parts of the state where we also discovered some hidden talents in the game,” stressed the Kinetic Sports chief.Adamu added that the talents discovered will participate in the forthcoming competition as Gidi Sharks and they will be under the tutelage of a prominent beach soccer coach, Angelo Shirinzi, who took Tahiti to clinch silver at the last edition of Beach World Cup.Earlier, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde, said Governor Ambode was supporting sports deliberately as part of the state’s drive to use tourism, entertainment and sport to keep the state as the best in the country.“We are proud that the state is maintaining its excellence in all areas especially in sports, tourism and entertainment. Lagos is fully committed to Copa Lagos competition as part of activities for the 2017 run-in.“There are several other programmes to make the people of Lagos happy and Copa Lagos is key in the calendar of the state in December,” he further observed.Special Adviser to Governor Ambode on Sports, Mr Deji Tinubu, was also at the media briefing.The 2017 Copa Lagos expected to feature female celebrities for the first time is also going to witness the participation of Arsenal Beach Soccer team, Lebanon and Spain beach soccer teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The organisers of the 2017 Copa Lagos Beach Football competition, Kinetic Sports, have showered praises on Lagos State Government, Akinwunmi Ambode over his support for the tournament.This year’s Copa Lagos is scheduled to begin on December 8 and run through December10 at the Eko Atlantic.last_img read more

UW awaits postseason

first_imgThe roller coaster ride that was UW men’s basketball team’s regular season has finally come to a halt. Now, a new post-season ride begins and the Badgers are ready for the journey.First up for Wisconsin and the Big Ten will be the crowning of the conference Player of the Year on Tuesday. Junior Alando Tucker has proven to be a major contender for the title after he closed out the regular season by leading the Big Ten by averaging 20 points a game in league play. Prior to Tucker, the last Badger to lead the conference in scoring was Don Rehfeldt in 1950.”Alando is the most valuable player because he does the most to help our team,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said in his weekly press conference. “But Alando knows that he has had some help, especially defensively … He appreciates that.”Guards Kammron Taylor and Michael Flowers have aided Tucker’s defensive efforts. Taylor has been second to Tucker in scoring this season with 14.6 points a game and has lead the team in minutes played with 34.9, while Flowers has been leading UW in steals with 37 on the season.Though Tucker has received some support on defense, Ryan believes that is the area where he has improved the most.”People don’t talk about his defense a lot, but I like it, he commits,” Ryan said. “His defense is better.”He is also stronger with the ball when he gets it inside and also as a leader.”Up the hill: After the naming of the Big Ten Player of the Year, the Badgers will head to the conference tournament in Indianapolis, where UW has earned a No. 4 seed. The team’s ranking has scheduled them to compete against fifth seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals of the tournament Friday at 1:30 p.m.Despite IU’s head coach Mike Davis announcing his resignation, the Hoosiers have been on a hot streak as of late by winning their last four conference games.”They are talented,” explained Ryan. “They’ve got players. It’s a good team. You have to remember what was being said about them in November, December and January. What’s changed? Now what has happened is the coach is stepping down. But they can play. They can make shots, they have one of the best big men in the country, and what don’t they have?”Wisconsin lost its final two games of the season largely due to sub-par second-half play, which will be unacceptable versus the Hoosiers should UW want to pull out a victory.”All we know is that for 40 minutes between the lines, we just have to do things better than them in order to get it down and to play again in the next game,” Ryan said.The last time Wisconsin and Indiana met in the tournament was also in the quarterfinals in 2001. That time around Indiana got the best of Wisconsin 64-52.The only time Indiana and Wisconsin met this season on Feb. 8, UW escaped with a 72-54 victory and held IU’s “big man” Marco Killingsworth to 14 points, four shy of his average coming into that contest. During that game, Killingsworth also fouled out with 8:15 remaining.Down the stretch: Though the announcing of the NCAA tournament bids will not come until Sunday evening, UW is expected to make it into the “big dance” after closing out the season with 19 overall wins and a 9-7 conference record. Also helping Wisconsin to a tournament invitation is its rating percentage index ranking. As of Sunday, the Big Ten had the highest RPI ranking of any conference in the nation with Wisconsin individually holding a No. 17 RPI ranking.Ohio State leads the Big Ten with a No. 5 RPI ranking, followed by Illinois (9), Iowa (14), Michigan State (16), Wisconsin, Indiana (33) and Michigan (36).”If [the Big Ten] leads in RPI all through the year, I would think seven teams [in the tournament] would be a nice number to have in a 11 team league,” Ryan said. “So if there are seven teams, are we one of the top seven teams in the Big Ten? … Unless they change the math this year.”Two years ago when the ACC led the nation in RPI rankings, the NCAA invited seven of its then nine teams into the tournament. Ryan is hoping a similar situation will occur this year for the conference.”Now how can you have the Big Ten lead in RPI and be talked about the way it was, and the year they did the same thing with the ACC, the ACC got like seven teams in,” Ryan debated. “When the ACC had the highest RPI through the entire year, didn’t they get seven in, a couple years ago when we got three?”So far six teams have already received invitations to the “big dance.” Included in the mix are Belmont, Winthrop, Penn, Southern Illinois, Murray State and Davidson.last_img read more