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Dominica to participate in Local Government Ministers forum in Belize

first_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Hon. Gloria Shillingford (file photo)Dominica is expected to participate at the ministerial level, at the Caribbean Local Government Ministers forum in Belize.Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford announced that Dominica’s participation will ensure benefits from various community development programs.She was delivering an address to officially mark of the observance of Local Government Month in May.The Caribbean Local Economic Development program is a regional one, expected to contribute, to increase sustainable local economic growth in member countries. “While we explore regional initiatives, I appeal to us all to join forces with various organization in Dominica to work towards addressing issues of crime, violence, drugs and other social ills that affect our lives and the nation by extension,” he said.According to Shillingford, Dominicans need to try their best to continue to keep the country clean during the months and years.“I urge council clerks and villagers to be part of the activities throughout the month and I look forward to this month’s observance,” she added.Shillingford noted that the government will also continue to support efforts at skill development initiatives to enable community entrepreneurship to thrive.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica to participate in Local Government Ministers forum in Belize by: – May 2, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Evelyn M. Kramer, 90

first_imgEvelyn M. Kramer, 90, Greensburg, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born, December 11, 1927 in Decatur County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harry B. and Frances L. (Fisse) Hellmich.Evelyn was a 1946 graduate of Greensburg High School.  She married Virgil H. Kramer on August 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2015.Evelyn had worked for 12 years at the Union Bank & Trust.  She also helped on the family farm and volunteered at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice, the Rural Couples, the Tree City Squares, the St. Maurice PCCW, and the St. Maurice Home Economics Club.  She received the Certificate of Distinction Honor in 2001 from the Decatur County Extension Board.  She served as the treasurer for her high school class since 1946.She is survived by two sons, Philip (Marcia) Kramer, Greensburg, Don (Carla) Kramer, Greensburg; one daughter, Sharon (Mike) Spears, Indianapolis; one sister-in-law, Leona Hellmich, Greensburg; 6 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and 8 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert J. Hellmich.A rosary service will be held  at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home for family and friends.   Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana or to the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.last_img read more

Bridge work slated for Brookville this summer

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to overlay an eight-span bridge on St. Mary’s Road west of Brookville. Muncie-based R.A. Myers Construction has been awarded the contract valued at $453,232 that includes the deck overlay, new joints, approaches and will begin in early June.The contract includes a 3/8-inch polymeric deck overlay in two lifts on the 815-foot long structure—adding flint chips to provide proper coefficient of friction for optimum maneuverability and stopping capabilities.Temporary signals on either side of the bridge will permit one-direction-at-a-time single lane traffic flow at the bridge.last_img read more

Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi suspended for anti-doping violation

first_imgLONDON: Former 1,500 metres world champion Elijah Manangoi has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations after he missed three tests under the whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.”The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against middle-distance runner Elijah Manangoi of Kenya for whereabouts failures, a violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules,” AIU said in a tweet. The statement added that the suspension bars the athlete from “participating in any competition or activity in athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct”. Manangoi said he was trying to get his head around the suspension. “News of my suspension by the AIU for 3 missed tests is really devastating,” he said in a statement. “Each of the missed tests happened in 2019, my case has nothing to do with prohibited substances and I’ve always competed as a clean athlete.” The 27-year-old won the world title in 2017 in London and also struck gold at the Commonwealth Games a year later. He did not defend his world title last year in Doha after being sidelined with a stress fracture. “Last year was the worst period of my career when I was upset through injury which impacted everything on and off the track,” Manangoi said. “The facts of the cases are clear in my mind. Right now I’m focussed on compiling a formal response to the AIU.” He joins a list of Kenyan athletes who have been sanctioned in recent years, including 2008 Olympic 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, former Boston and Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo and 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong. Kenya was among the countries placed on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA’s) compliance watch list in 2016. Agencies Also watch: Minister Reviews Flood Readiness for Guwahatilast_img read more

Not athletes’ job to fix racism, says  Sport England board member

first_img(REUTERS) – It is not the responsibility of elite athletes to fix the issue of racism in sport and the heads of governing bodies must study the true extent of the problem to find solutions, Sport England board member Chris Grant said.Professional sportpersons including Lewis Hamilton and Raheem Sterling have become leading voices in the anti-racism movement amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.Former England women’s soccer player Eniola Aluko told Sky Sports that soccer could lead the way in dealing with the menace and urged the game’s European governing body UEFA to “come down really hard on racism” to prevent incidents. “These problems have grown up quietly over decades,” Grant, a senior black administrator in British sport, told the BBC.“I salute Raheem, I salute Eniola Aluko and Alice Dearing, who’ll be our first black swimmer hopefully at Tokyo (Olympic Games) next year, for standing up and speaking out.“At the same time, it’s not their job to fix this and that’s why I have written to the chairs of UK Sport and Sport England asking them to work with other leaders in sport to see the real extent of these problems and to fix them. “… You can’t fix the system by dealing with things one at a time. I’m suggesting a commission which will take a historic perspective, will look at the roots of inequalities in sport… and will hear the experiences from grassroots up.”The BBC reported that UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger had agreed to discuss the matter. “We acknowledge that, sadly, racial inequalities still exist and we’re determined to do everything in our power to eradicate it,” Grainger told the BBC.“Sally Munday (UK Sport chief executive) and I have arranged to meet with Chris to discuss this important issue.”last_img read more

Former St. Kitts & Nevis PM appointed to PAHO Commission

first_imgSt. Kitts/Nevis Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas has been appointed a member of a high-level Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Commission that will propose solutions for expanding health coverage and access in the Americas, with the goal of leaving no one behind by 2030.Douglas, a medical practitioner, was appointed by PAHO’s Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne to be a member of the recently launched Regional Forum on Universal Health in the 21st Century: 40 Years of Alma-Ata.The high-level Commission is headed by former president of Chile Michelle Bachelet.  The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Néstor Méndez, will be the Commission’s co-president.Thirty-percent lack access to healthcareFour decades after the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, which called for ‘health for all by the year 2000,” some 30 per cent of people in the Americas still lack access to health care for economic reasons, and 21 percent lack access due to geographical barriers,” said the Dominican-born Dr. Etienne.PAHO said in recent years, countries of the Americas have made progress in transforming their health systems to make them inclusive and accessible to their populations.The work of the Commission will include efforts to accelerate these transformations and ensure people are able to participate in the design, implementation and supervision of health policies and plans that are part of the process.2030 goalThe goal of achieving universal health by 2030 corresponds to the end date of the new global Sustainable Development Agenda, to which countries in the Americas and throughout the world have committed themselves.The Commission is expected to produce a report with recommendations on improving health systems performance, including those who are still excluded, and empowering communities and improving social participation in decisions that impact on their health, in order to advance universal health in the Americas.last_img read more

Greyhound racing to be shown on TRP’s channel

first_img Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share A new deal has been struck allowing 1,619 Greyhound fixtures to be shown on The Racing Partnership’s channel (TRP).The Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have reached the agreement for the races to be shown, which will commence on 1st January 2018, and will see greyhound racing being shown on ARC’s TRP channel. As part of a deal agreed when ARC set up TRP, the BTC has veto on any content being shown on the channel.Julian Knight, Managing Director at Jenningsbet and a Director of BTC, said: “The doubt surrounding the greyhound offering we will receive from the end of this year has been a concern for all independent bookmakers and we simply cannot afford to put our faith in what may or may not be available to us from 1st January 2018.  “The TRP greyhound service which BTC has agreed to include in the TRP channel comprises tried and trusted content for our customers. TRP have been absolutely clear throughout our discussions in terms of the content and costs of what they are going to provide enabling BTC to make a fully informed decision.”Mark Kingston, ARC’s Director of Media Technology and Production and Director of TRP, commented: “We are really pleased to have agreed this deal with the BTC to ensure that their members receive content from established and familiar greyhound tracks with a proven record on integrity and welfare issues.  “TRP is in discussions with other bookmakers who are also looking to secure greyhound content and protect the value of their over the counter business at what continues to be a challenging time for LBOs.” The 12 tracks concerned in this deal are Belle Vue, Kinsley, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr, Peterborough, Poole, Sheffield, Sunderland, Swindon, Towcester and Yarmouth, and a BTC spokesman added:  “We are delighted to reach this agreement with ARC which secures quality greyhound content for independent bookmakers who subscribe to the TRP channel. TRP content provides us with racing from tracks which our customers trust and have been familiar with for a number of years.  “The ongoing uncertainty surrounding the delivery of greyhound racing coverage to betting shops has been of great concern, and by securing an agreement with TRP, we have ensured important media rights are available to the independent sector at a critical time for the industry.”last_img read more

Barcelona apologize over tweet mocking Real Betis after 5-2 win

first_img Source: BBC Sports Barcelona has apologized for mocking Real Betis following a 5-2 win over their La Liga rivals on Sunday.Following the victory at the Nou Camp, Barcelona tweeted a photo of defender Junior Firpo holding up five fingers with the caption ‘Junior knows’.The La Liga champions signed Spain Under-21 international Firpo from Real Betis in August.The club tweeted: “Barcelona wish to sincerely apologize for any offense caused to Real Betis.”“No disrespect was intended, but we were wrong to publish it on a night that was very special for Junior.”Firpo made his Barcelona debut during the 5-2 win, coming on for Brazilian midfielder Rafinha after 81 minutes.The 23-year-old featured in 29 games for Betis last season and was part of Spain’s U21 European Championship-winning side in June.last_img read more

Ninja, Shroud both free agents after Microsoft shuts down Mixer; Twitter adds jokes

first_imgAccording to The Verge, Ninja and Shroud are able to switch back to whatever streaming services they prefer using — Ninja was out of contract with Mixer, as well — which opens the door for Ninja to make his return to Twitch. According to another report, both Ninja and Shroud were being courted by Facebook Gaming to make the jump, but both of them said, “Nah.”Sources familiar with the deal have informed me that while Facebook did try and negotiate to keep their big partners both Shroud and Ninja opted out. They have received their full payments and as of midnight yesterday were free to engage in talks with other platforms. Game on.— Richard Lewis (@RLewisReports) June 22, 2020Twitter had jokes about the untimely death of the service:Mixer’s death has to be one of the messiest I’ve seen. Surprise shutdown announcement and spitting in the ass of all their streamers. It’s like watching a dump truck hit a septic tank and explode— Charlie (@MoistCr1TiKaL) June 22, 2020Mixer out here like-(in all seriousness, my best to the creators who are facing a sudden and completely unexpected upheaval in their lives. I hope you land on both feet and hit the ground running on a new platform, wherever you choose to go!) pic.twitter.com/N9k6NJDZ9C— Anne Munition (@AnneMunition) June 22, 2020Mixer after realizing they gave 100mil to ninja just so he can go back to twitch pic.twitter.com/YMjjYhfw0K— exadezz🎥 (@exadezz) June 22, 2020Shroud and Ninja on their way back to twitch after finessing the $20m+ from mixer pic.twitter.com/bM2HTESiQA— Jaylo 🇬🇧 (@Jaylo_R6) June 22, 2020Twitch streamers after seeing mixer shut down pic.twitter.com/pPQoJI7fkP— Vanish jainormis 🌽 (@jainormis) June 22, 2020Ninja & Shroud pulling up to Twitch after Mixer closed down pic.twitter.com/geoifoyeLH— Haci (@DonHaci) June 22, 2020f’s in chat for mixer pic.twitter.com/3InapBzNoW— NRG (@NRGgg) June 22, 2020Twitch HQ seeing mixer shutting down pic.twitter.com/liUJow6qby— Vanish jainormis 🌽 (@jainormis) June 22, 2020 Fans of Mixer — all 12 of them — are in for a shock.After three years under the Mixer acronym, Microsoft announced on Monday that the streaming service would be shut down and merged with Facebook Gaming in a month’s time. Mixer Partners, streamers, and community – today, we’ve got some very big news for you.While we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer, we’re officially partnering with @FacebookGaming and we’re cordially inviting all of you to join.📰 https://t.co/E1eMDvjYQb pic.twitter.com/554hHAXfaB— Mixer (@WatchMixer) June 22, 2020MORE: “Fortnite” removes police cars“We started pretty far behind, in terms of where Mixer’s monthly active viewers were compared to some of the big players out there,” Microsoft head of gaming Phil Spencer told The Verge. “I think the Mixer community is really going to benefit from the broad audience that Facebook has through their properties, and the abilities to reach gamers in a very seamless way through the social platform Facebook has.”Current Mixer streamers are going to be placed on Facebook Gaming, with which Microsoft will partner. Mixer made waves in 2019 when popular streamer Ninja (real name Richard Blevins Jr.) jumped ship from TwitchTV to Mixer, which was viewed as a major move for Microsoft at the time. Unfortunately for Ninja and Mixer, his impact was minimal. last_img read more

Iowa’s 2.4 percent unemployment rate remains nation’s lowest

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at a national low of 2.4 percent in December.Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the rate didn’t change as the number of unemployed resident remained at an estimated 40,600. The number of residents with jobs rose slightly to 1,651,300.Iowa’s rate compared to the national December rate of 3.9 percent. Iowa had the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, ahead of the 2.5 percent rates in Hawaii and New Hampshire.It was the third straight month that Iowa had a 2.4 percent rate.last_img read more