Nights and Lights

first_imgThe Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, has dressed its gardens with millions of lights in preparation for the arrival of Santa Claus on Dec. 6.The gardens’ annual December Nights and Holiday Lights celebration draws crowds from all over to celebrate the holidays in the Low Country. Open for the past two weeks, it has already attracted hundreds of visitors and will step up the excitement this week with the arrival of Santa Claus.The eighth annual December Nights and Holiday Lights will run on select nights through Monday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. For a full schedule and ticket prices, visit coastalbg.uga.edu.Shuttle service and overflow parking will be available from Southwest Elementary/Middle School parking lot on select nights.CGBG uses the event to promote its participation as a designated drop-off site for Toys for Tots. A holiday wreath silent auction will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.CGBG is a unit of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proceeds from the event allow CGBG to provide educational programming to both children and adults through tours, classes, workshops and special events throughout the year. For more information about specific nights and to purchase tickets, please visit coastalbg.uga.edu.last_img read more

U.S. Department of Defense Works to Boost Smartphone Security

first_imgBy Dialogo September 12, 2011 As the U.S. Defense Department seeks innovation made possible by smartphones and other mobile computing platforms, it’s also working to ensure DOD users of those devices employ them securely, a defense official said. “Because of the pervasiveness of the (mobile computing) market, everyone has one, everyone wants one, but we often don’t look at how the device works – we take it home and start loading pictures on it,” Robert E. Young, division chief of outreach and communications for the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program, said during a recent interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. “We do want this innovation in the Department of Defense so we don’t want to say no,” he added, “but we want to do it safely and securely.” Issues that concern the department, Young said, include the huge memory capacities of some of the new smart devices and users’ general lack of knowledge about how smartphones and tablets work and how they could be compromised. “With all the different operating systems out there,” Young said, “every patch, every update changes each device and the vulnerabilities within (and users) are going to have to weigh that risk.” Young said the department is evaluating how people are really using the devices – whether they’re using smartphones to check email or tablets to read memorandums or policies. “What are you doing with the device? Is the camera disabled, are you taking pictures of people? I take a picture of you, I upload it and now you’re tagged and all of a sudden everyone knows where you are. So it leads to a digital footprint that connects to the device – anywhere, anytime, any device,” he said. “In a split-second it’s up and online,” he added. “And once on the net – always on the net.” Part of the answer is to educate, and raise mobile technology awareness for military members, DOD’s civilian workforce and their families, Young said. As part of this effort, he added, the department is taking a cohesive approach to adopting mobile technology. “We have a Commercial Mobile Device Working Group and we take best practices from (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) and from our intelligence community partners” and share information, Young said. “In the working group we have Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, FBI, CIA,” he added, “ … so that as a federal government, with a federated response, we can go to the vendors and say, this is what we need.” The department also is working with DARPA and the Army on pilot programs for using mobile computing devices innovatively while also protecting information. DARPA and the Army are also looking at new applications for such devices, Young said. “The issue is that we have to make sure the apps are safe and secure. We can’t just throw them on and then try to figure out what they do after the fact,” he added.last_img read more

“We Are the Partner of Choice”

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo December 22, 2016 Lieutenant General Mark D. Kelly assumed command over the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command and Air Forces Southern (AFSOUTH), U.S. Southern Command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Arizona, in October 2016. As such, Lt. Gen. Kelly oversees seven active duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations and 15 gained Air Reserve Component units totaling more than 360 aircraft and 20,300 Airmen. As the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Air Forces Southern conducts security cooperation and provides air, space, and cyberspace capabilities throughout the 31 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.After almost two months in his new position, Lt. Gen. Kelly spoke with Diálogo during the Central American Air Chiefs Conference 2017, which took place on December 12th-13th, about his new role the challenges he faces.Diálogo: What is the importance of you hosting the Central American Air Chiefs Conference at the 12th Air Force headquarters?Lieutenant General Mark D. Kelly: It provides the Air Chiefs a venue and some dedicated time to get together and realize that they have very common challenges in the region, they sometimes have common solutions, they have common ideas they can share with each other. It provides them a location where they feel free to talk to each other, to the AFSOUTH staff, to me, to their National Guard State Partners, so really, the best thing about us hosting it here is that it provides them a forum that is away from all their home nations and where they are all on equal footing, equal status. It doesn’t matter if the Air Chief is a four-star general or a captain: they all have the same challenges.Diálogo: What message do you want to send each of the countries of the visiting Air Chiefs during this year’s event?Lt. Gen. Kelly: Probably the biggest message we want to send them is precisely that we want to be an equal partner with them and be there when they want us to be there, because we don’t want to be there if we are not helpful. I also want to convey to them that although sometimes the perception is that smaller air forces, smaller nations look to bigger air forces and bigger nations to learn, however we learn from them too. We learn as much from our partners as they learn from us. Our U.S. Air Force is getting smaller, and we are learning to work with the assets and the people that we have. We have great airmen in our partner countries; they have been working as smaller air forces and smaller groups of airmen, and they are doing phenomenal job, so we have a lot to learn from them as well.Diálogo: With only a couple of months on the job, what is the focus of your military efforts as Commander of the 12th Air Force?Lt. Gen. Kelly: My focus pretty much mirrors SOUTHCOM commander, U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd’s. He articulates a strategy for the region that helps us and helps our partners. As he has said in his meetings, we want to be able to collectively work the security challenges that are common to everybody. Whether it is an earthquake or a hurricane, we have to respond rapidly and get there quickly. As the Air Chiefs said in the conference, the transregional, transnational threat networks (T3N) don’t care about political borders, so all our partner nation Air Chiefs face the same challenges. We want to be their partner of choice, and that doesn’t mean we mind if they work with other people, but part of being the partner of choice is being the partner of convenience, because we have the same issues we can share solutions to these challenges.Diálogo: What kind of results do you expect to come to fruition and what results have you seen so far in your time working in this area? How have these changed your original vision on what you expected to aim for and achieve in the future?Lt. Gen. Kelly: This is a big area, and I have only had the opportunity to visit two of our partners, Colombia and Chile, so the ability to bring all of them here allows me to engage with all of our great partners. I not only get the opportunity to talk to all of them face to face, but they get an opportunity to talk to each other, and to their state partners from the Air National Guard, which often brings a lot of the airmen, resources, and aircraft to the joint exercises and air shows. They respond rapidly to their needs and build those relationships that they have, so this provides a venue to work with all of them. There is also an entity which was represented here by primarily one officer, the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, so having all these players here together helps execute any future interactions just by having people talking. We don’t want the first time an Air Chief calls me to be because he is having an emergency and using the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA) to get aid; we want it to be a relationship in which he calls me after I already visited his country and he has already visited mine, so we already know each other when the time comes.The expectations from the beginning haven’t changed much; we are keen on just getting the countries to work together. Everybody has differences; with every partnership –it doesn’t matter who it is– there is going to be points of convergence, divergence and friction. We want to work on the points of convergence. For example, we have our partner from Nicaragua visiting for the Central American Air Chiefs Conference, and we are very proud to have them here. We haven’t done a lot with Nicaragua, so we are keen on engaging with them on aspects that benefit them, so that is one of the main messages I have for our Nicaraguan friends today. We want to do stuff that benefits their Air Force. We will be there for them as many times as they want us there.Diálogo: How has your prior experience prepared you for this role? And what lessons learned did you bring with you to this role?Lt. Gen. Kelly: I have a lot experience with humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, partnership building in many areas of the world, mostly in the Pacific and in the Middle East, so in countries through the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility (AOR) in Afghanistan and Iraq. What I haven’t done is traveled a lot until recently in SOUTHCOM’s area of cooperation, but no matter where you are in the world, if you treat people with dignity and respect, and if you engage them as equals, you can resolve almost anything, so it doesn’t matter if I am talking to a villager or tribal elder in Afghanistan or talking to a very, very well established Air Chief. The first step is getting to know him and respect what he has done in his career, in serving his own nation, and they want the same thing. Again, whether you talk to a tribal chief in Afghanistan or whether you talk to somebody in the Pacific or you talk with one of these great airmen, they want a better life for their families; they want to represent their air forces well; they want to represent their nations well, and they are looking for peace and stability where they live.The nice thing about this Air Chief visit is that the rank of the Air Chief doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if their air force is 1,400; 14,000; or 140,000 strong. What matters is the challenges that each Air Chief has because they are all the same, including the U.S. Air Force. We are all working long hours and long days. Like us, our partners don’t have enough people or resources or airplanes to do what they need to do. We want to make sure we treat the position of the person with dignity and respect because they are working with the same challenges as we are.Diálogo: What is your biggest concern in terms of regional security in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean?Lt. Gen. Kelly: I think we do very well in the partnership capacity building effort. I think we do very well being the partner of choice. I think we almost can’t do too much in the transregional transnational threat network. Every one of the Air Chiefs is concerned about that, whether it’s a gang or cartel. They are all interconnected, so my biggest concern is that the challenges of the global economy, the changing climate, and the competition of resources all feed these networks. It has become more and more difficult to turn the corner.Diálogo: How are the security concerns in SOUTHCOM’s AOR, and –specifically to this conference– in Central America and the Caribbean, unique and different from those in the Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) AOR which you have supported?Lt. Gen. Kelly: They don’t change much from USPACOM’s AOR; they are pretty similar. For example, if I am working with Bangladesh, or with Thailand, or with any of those countries, we want to be the partner the choice over there. We want to be able to respond rapidly when a tsunami hits Japan or Thailand, but we are most concerned about transregional and transnational threat networks. It is really the same. I will say my experience in Iraq or Afghanistan is different because it’s obviously very, very kinetic in the sense that the terrorist footprint within Afghanistan and Iraq is obviously an incredible threat to the existence of their host governments.Diálogo: What is the importance of the System of Cooperation of the American Air Forces?Lt. Gen. Kelly: I am a huge fan of SICOFAA. Using a humanitarian aid/disaster relief effort example during an event like an earthquake or tsunami that happens anywhere in the globe, normally what has to happen before we can do any planning, have any discussion, or provide any relief, it has to come as a request from a host nation around the globe. SICOFAA is unique in the sense that it is not a political body. They have a constructed framework and a format –that is the key– to start coordination at the same time as the diplomatic channels are being worked, so it provides the member air forces with a legal framework to start planning and making preparations to provide relief efforts while the diplomatic efforts are going on. It speeds the relief effort. We understand that the air forces that are members of SICOFAA have shared challenges, so we work toward sharing solutions and a shared understanding of how we are going to get there under SICOFAA’s framework.Diálogo: What is your main goal as commander?Lt. Gen. Kelly: My main goal, whether it be with my U.S. Air Force airmen in the bases in Idaho, here in Arizona, or in New Mexico, or those who are deployed in the Middle East, or from my great partners in SOUTHCOM, is if we can end the day, the week, the month, and the year with the same number of airmen, families, dignities, and careers intact, it is a good day, a good week, a good month, a good year. I owe it to my airmen in the north and my airmen friends in the south to help them with that. Whether I do so by visiting them, sending experts down to help them with logistics, maintenance, and other efforts or holding conferences like this, if we can help our partner nation Air Chiefs achieve a better life, a better air force, and a better standing for their nation it will be a success for us here.last_img read more

Home in Heart of Bayville Asks $359,000

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This Cape with all the charm of a quaint cottage, a wonderful opportunity to buy in a unique beach community, is listed for sale at 31 Jackson Ave. in the Village of Bayville.Built in 1923, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is a fixer upper perfect for a do-it-yourselfer or someone looking to hire a contractor and decorator to put their stamp on it. It’s located in the narrowest part of the village, with the Long Island Sound a block to the north and Mill Neck Creek a block to the south.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal finding room, den, attic storage on the third floor and an unfinished basement. Outside it has an enclosed front porch and a rear deck.The property is located near Soundside Beach Park, West Harbor Beach Memorial Park and within walking distance of downtown Bayville shops and restaurants. It’s about three miles from the Long Island Rail Road station in downtown Oyster Bay. And it’s within the highly ranked Locust Valley School District.The asking price is $359,000, not including the annual property taxes of $10,022.The real estate agent listed for the property is Pamela DeNatale of Lee J. Smith Associates. She can be reached at 516-628-2600.last_img read more

COVID-19: Task force’s sole female ambulance driver goes where others fear to tread

first_imgWorking for 12 hours a day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ika said her safety and health were her main priority as she had to handle patients under surveillance (PDP) and confirmed COVID-19 patients.She always wears full protective gear while working to ensure her own safety as well as that of the patients. Ika has also tried to maintain her health to make sure she is in the best condition to do her demanding task.She said she was working her hardest on the task force and expressed hope that the crisis would end soon.”I hope I can help make COVID-19 treatment faster and that the pandemic will be over,” she added.Topics :  “[The task force] needs nurses for ambulances. I can drive, and I’m a nurse. My heart is calling to serve people,” Ika said during a virtual press briefing with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Thursday.She went to the front lines of the battle against the virus following calls from the government for more medical workers to care for patients.She said this was her first experience as an ambulance driver, although she was a member of the Indonesian Emergency and Disaster Nurses Association (HIPGABI). While handling patients was part of her regular job, Ika said taking patients to hospitals in an emergency setting was a new challenge.”All this time, I’ve known nurses help patients in the hospital. Driving an ambulance, however, is not as easy as I imagined,” she said, adding that the main challenge was when people on the road refused to give way to the ambulance. Nurse Ika Dewi Maharani knew when cases of COVID-19 started to climb that she needed to do something. While some might have thought twice about moving to Jakarta, the epicenter of the outbreak, Ika left her home in Surabaya, East Java, to volunteer in the battle against the deadly viral disease.The North Maluku native is the only female ambulance driver on the National COVID-19 Task Force, a job that she considers necessary in these hard times.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Death Penalty Cases

first_img National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the governor’s executive authority to issue temporary reprieves in death penalty cases:“I am pleased the court upheld the constitutional authority of the governor to issue temporary reprieves in death penalty cases.“My decision to issue temporary reprieves came after significant consideration and reflection, and was in no way an expression of sympathy for the guilty on death row. My only sympathy lies with the family members of the victims of these horrible crimes.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 21, 2015 Governor Wolf Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Death Penalty Casescenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gobernador Wolf: El apoyo para la salud mental es vital y está disponible en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19

first_img April 24, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: El apoyo para la salud mental es vital y está disponible en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19 Español,  Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf ha hecho del acceso a la salud mental una prioridad durante su mandato. En enero presentó Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters (Pennsylvania comunicada: su salud mental importa), una iniciativa para eliminar los obstáculos para recibir atención de la salud mental y reducir el estigma. Hoy, en el informe diario sobre el trabajo del estado para combatir la pandemia de COVID-19, el Gobernador enfatizó que la necesidad de contar con servicios accesibles para la salud mental es mayor que nunca.“Todos juntos luchamos contra la COVID-19 y, como he dicho tantas veces, todos tenemos un rol que desempeñar”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Con el fin de hacer el mayor esfuerzo posible para combatir la COVID-19, debemos asegurarnos de que estamos cuidando nuestra salud mental. Por este motivo, si necesita ayuda, comuníquese”.No es inusual que las personas se sientan ansiosas, solas y asustadas y, para algunos, esos sentimientos pueden estar emergiendo por primera vez durante esta pandemia. La Administración Wolf manifestó hoy que es imperativo que las personas sepan a dónde dirigirse para atender sus necesidades de la salud mental.Un estudio de 2017 de la University of Southern California indicó que aproximadamente 1 millón de residentes de Pennsylvania adultos tuvieron problemas psicológicos graves al menos una vez en 2015. De esos adultos, más del 27% tenía una necesidad no satisfecha de atención de la salud mental. Esa población incluye al 42% que no recibió atención de la salud mental porque no podía pagarla.Según un estudio reciente de la Kaiser Family Foundation, cerca de la mitad (45%) de los adultos en los Estados Unidos informaron que su salud mental se ha visto afectada negativamente debido a la preocupación y el estrés entorno a la COVID-19 con la posibilidad que probablemente continúe incluso cuando la amenaza de la pandemia disminuya.Los esfuerzos de mitigación son necesarios para salvar vidas, pero están acompañados de dificultades que afectan la salud mental, entre ellas, la pérdida del empleo, el aislamiento social y una sensación general de incertidumbre.A medida que los reclamos de compensación por desempleo superan los 1.6 millones, el estado ha tomado medidas para ayudar a mejorar el servicio al cliente y generar cerca de $2.5 mil millones en pagos de reclamos hasta el día de hoy. Se ha desplegado personal adicional de otros organismos, se han realizado nuevas contrataciones y se ha implementado la ayuda de un asistente telefónico virtual automatizado para que las personas reciban respuestas más rápidamente, procesen reclamos y trabajen para disminuir un factor importante de estrés.Cuando la falta de acceso a los alimentos también es un factor principal de estrés, los residentes de Pennsylvania pueden solicitar el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) y otros programas útiles en Internet en www.compass.state.pa.us. Para solicitar asistencia alimentaria inmediata, Feeding Pennsylvania (Alimentado a Pennsylvania) en www.feedingpa.org y Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania sin hambre) en www.hungerfreepa.org son centros de información para que las personas sepan dónde pueden obtener asistencia en sus comunidades. Asimismo, los residentes de Pennsylvania que se han encontrado en una situación de inseguridad alimentaria como resultado de la COVID-19 pueden solicitar aquí los programas de asistencia alimentaria estatales y federales.Con la suspensión de los planes para las mesas redondas regionales de Reach Out PA en todo el estado debido al distanciamiento social y a las órdenes de quedarse en casa, el Gobernador recuerda a la población que existen innumerables recursos, muchos gratuitos y algunos centrados específicamente en las necesidades de salud mental relacionadas con la COVID-19.Recursos disponibles en Internet:Recursos integrales para la salud mental en Pennsylvania, Mental Health in PA (Salud mental en Pennsylvania).Mental Health America (Salud mental en América) para obtener información general y recursos específicos a la COVID-19.Get Help Now (Reciba ayuda ahora) para el trastorno por el consumo de sustancias tóxicas y el tratamiento del alcohol.Números de teléfonos útiles:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)(Como la Dra. Levine declara en sus informes diarios): The Crisis Text Line (Línea de crisis): envíe el mensaje de texto “PA” al 741-741Veteran Crisis Line (Línea de crisis para veteranos): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Disaster Distress Helpline (Línea de ayuda para casos de socorro por desastre): 1-800-985-5990Get Help Now (Reciba ayuda ahora) para el trastorno por el consumo de sustancias tóxicas y el tratamiento del alcohol: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Para obtener la información más reciente para personas, familias, empresas y escuelas, visite “Respuesta a la COVID-19” (Responding to COVID-19) en pa.gov.Ver esta página en inglés.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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