Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop Malzaire to launch 3rd book by: Dominica Vibes News – July 24, 2015 110 Views no discussions Share Bishop Gabriel Malzaire (file photo)Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Malzaire will on 7 August 2015 launch his third book entitled ‘Christ & Caribbean Culture(s)’ at the grounds of the Bishop’s House on Turkey Lane, Roseau. The Book Launch and Cocktail, which will take place from 7PM, is among activities organized by the Cathedral Renovation Fund-Raising Committee to raise funds to meet the estimated expenses of renovating the Cathedral.‘Christ & Caribbean Culture(s)’ focuses on the Caribbean Church in its attempt to unravel the significance of the Christ-Event in the Caribbean context.Tickets to the Book Launch and Cocktail cost EC$100 and includes the cost of one book. Tickets are available at the Bishop’s Office, Roseau Cathedral Presybtery, Bulls Eye Pharmacy, VF Inc. and from memebers of the Renovation Committee. Additional books cost EC$40.The Roseau Cathedral has been under renovation for over three years and was estimated at a cost of eight million dollars.The project, now in phase four which entails the placement of the roof, is three million dollars short for completion. In June 2014, government donated half a million dollars towards the renovation project. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Roosevelt Skerrit who presented the cheque to Bishop Malzaire said one of the main reasons for the financial assistance was because the Cathedral is a tourist attraction.
Share 98 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! BusinessHealthLifestyleNewsRegional University workers not paid in months, union official says by: – July 5, 2018 (Antigua Observer) A trade unionist is urging the Labour Department to intervene at the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) where a number of workers have reportedly not been paid for months, possibly since March.OBSERVER media was not able to reach Dr. Deborah Robinson Akande, Chairman of UHSA, on Tuesday evening to verify the information but Samuel James, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Free Trade Union (ABFTU) said his own sources had told him the situation was “dire.”“There appears to be some serious financial difficulty and based on our sources the employees have not be paid since March despite several promises to pay salaries,” James said on Tuesday.He said it was “right” for the Labour Department to “step in and address” the matter. “Go and investigate and where necessary protect the interest of the workers at the institution,” James declared.He also encouraged the workers at the institution to “find representation” as he admitted that to his knowledge they are not unionised. UHSA is a private, for-profit medical school located in Dowhill near Falmouth and has been instructing students since 1983.OBSERVER media spoke with Labour Commissioner Eltonia Anthony-Rojas on Tuesday afternoon and she said that workers need not be unionised to get the attention of the department.“It just has to be from the employees, a letter signed by the interested parties indicating what the problem is and asking for the Department’s assistance,” she said, adding that once a group comes forward the matter would receive priority over those where individuals are waging a fight.The Labour Commissioner also said that workers “have a right to be paid” but she added that to her knowledge, no party had as yet brought the issue of nonpayment of salaries at the UHSA to the department. Tweet
Bulldogs Grab Lead In Seventh Inning For Victory Over Dixie Heights to open Doc Morris Invitational In their opening game of the Doc Morris Invitational, the Batesville Bulldogs defeated Dixie Heights 6-3 on Friday after taking the lead late in the game.Batesville trailed 3-1, entering the seventh inning. Sophomore for the Bulldogs Quinn Werner led the inning off with a triple that sparked the late game rally. Ultimately, Werner score to make it 3-2. At that point, Zach Britton doubled off of Smith, driving in two runs, and Batesville never looked back.Joe Bohman earned the win for Bulldogs. He pitched two innings in relief, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out two, and walking zero. Smith took the loss for Dixie Heights. He threw six and a third innings, giving up six runs, six hits, and striking out seven. Alex Roell started the game for Bulldogs. He pitched five innings, surrendering three runs, four hits, striking out two, and walking one.Overall, Batesville collected seven hits. Britton, Alex McPherson, and Caleb Raab each collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs, while Werner had one.Collins Captures Lead Early To Defeat Bulldogs The Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 10-0 loss to Collins High School on Saturday during their second game of the Doc Morris Invitational.Collins captured the lead in the first inning on Baker’s sac fly that scored one run for Collins.Collins scored two more in the fourth inning, three in the fifth inning, and four more runs in the sixth inning.Mattingly earned the win for Collins. He threw six innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, striking out six, and walking one. Zack Blomer took the loss for Bulldogs. He pitched four and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs, nine hits, striking out four, and walking one.Raab went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead Batesville in hits.Bulldogs Can’t Hold Up Against Covington Catholic In the final game of the Doc Morris Invitational, the Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with Covington Catholic and fell 11-3 on Saturday.Batesville captured the lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning, Zach Britton drove in one run when he singled. Britton also homered in the third inning.In the bottom of the first inning, Covington Catholic tied things up at one. Theil’s sac fly scored one run for Covington Catholic.Covington Catholic took the lead for good with seven runs in the third inning.France earned the win for Covington Catholic. He threw four innings, giving up two runs, five hits, and striking out three. Bulldog Senior Anthony Butz took the loss for Bulldogs. He tossed two and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs (two earned runs), six hits, and striking out one.Britton went 3-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.At the conclusion of the Doc Morris Invitational, the Bulldogs are 3-3, and begin conference play this Tuesday in a double headers vs. Rushville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.
By Greg GrabianowskiBRITT, Iowa (May 23) – Three drivers found the winner’s circle for the second time this season at Hancock County Speedway on Saturday night.David Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Andrew Borchardt in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Devin Jones in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts all earned repeat checkers.Smith bested Heath Tulp and Kevin Opheim for Stock Car honors. Doug Wickman and Scott Dobel completed the Hobby Stock top three behind Borchardt while Megan Sandvig was second and Kaytee DeVries third in the Sport Compact main event.Troy Swearingen topped the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field ahead of Austin Wolf and Jesse Hoeft.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods had 21 entries and the area’s hottest driver Nick Meyer won for the second time in three nights. Doug Cook placed second with Ben Schultze third.
“But every day I read we are going for this player or that player, a Dutch player and then Ghanaian player. “If I signed half of the players we have been linked to I would have 35 players here. “I have also spent a certain amount of money, so it won’t be a big signing but for me it doesn’t matter. “If it’s a big player on loan from a big club… it’s about the quality.” Laudrup had made strengthening his forward options a priority in order to ease the burden on last season’s top scorer Michu. To that end, Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony has been acquired from Vitesse Arnhem for a club-record £12million fee. Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jordi Amat, Jose Canas, Jernade Meade, Jonathan de Guzman, Gregor Zabret and Alex Gogic have also arrived at the Liberty Stadium this summer. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is keen to add another striker to his squad – but claims former Wigan striker Franco di Santo is not on his radar. Press Association The Swans have been linked with a move for the Argentinian after his contract with the Latics expired. But Laudrup insists Di Santo does not have the qualities he is looking for, and also dismissed talk of a move for Espanyol’s Ghana midfielder Wakaso Mubarak. He told BBC Sport: “I think Di Santo is a good player, but I don’t think he has the characteristics we are looking for. I am looking for a different kind of player.
Whether or not Arsenal will move when the transfer window reopens remains to be seen, but Wenger insists it can only be for the “right player”. He added: “I don’t say I never make a mistake – I certainly made some, sometimes it is because we didn’t sign the right player. “But it is always difficult in the middle of the season. If somebody is doing well somewhere, the clubs do not necessarily want to sell him. They can wait until the end of the season. “Most of the time it is because we didn’t find (him).” Walcott came through the Southampton youth set-up at the same time as Gareth Bale, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Arsenal in August 2011 for £12million, is another of their products. Current Saints captain Adam Lallana is the latest graduate to receive a senior international cap, of 12 players from the youth system to have featured in the south-coast club’s matchday squad. Wenger feels the importance of such work done with home-grown young players cannot be overrated. “The real question is at what age can you think you have produced a player?” he said. “In the case of Fabregas, he came here at 16, so Barcelona will say ‘We produced Fabregas’ and we can say ‘We produced Fabregas’. “Any player who comes out of Southampton when they are 16, comes out (into the first team) at 20, so they are produced by Southampton. “For me, Walcott has been educated at Southampton. “I consider today that a top, top, top Premier League club produces a player when they take a player at 17 and are bold enough to educate him and play him in the Premier League. “Theo went to the (2006) World Cup without any starts in the Premier League. “He is a combined education from Southampton and Arsenal. That how you can basically call it.” The Gunners resume domestic action on Saturday looking to respond from the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United with victory over third-placed Southampton to stay top of the Barclays Premier League. Walcott is set to face his old club following some two months sidelined by an abdominal problem which needed surgery. Podolski, meanwhile, is on course to be available again by the end of December after being out since August 27 with a hamstring injury. Arsene Wenger believes the return to fitness of England forward Theo Walcott and imminent recovery of Germany international Lukas Podolski means Arsenal are not under extra pressure to buy another striker in January. Wenger feels being boosted by some more attacking options – which also include unsettled Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo, who should be fit from his back problem in January – eases the urgency to bring in cover for lone frontman Olivier Giroud. Asked if having Walcott and Podolski fit made it less critical to go into the transfer market for a new striker, Wenger said: “Yes, Podolski is not back as well (yet), but he shouldn’t be too far now. “Theo gives us an opportunity to be a mobile striker. If we lose Giroud today we have nobody with body weight up front, apart from Bendtner. “I think Bendtner has the level, but at the moment he doesn’t get enough games – and as well, in his head, is he here or has he planned to go (in January)?” Wenger continued: “Theo gives us qualities that other players haven’t got, it is a different option. “We have a lot of players who like to come to the ball, so to have one or two who go behind and create space in the middle, it gives us options to score.” Arsenal have been linked with a January move for Real Madrid’s France international Karim Benzema. It would not be the first time Wenger had the opportunity to bring in reinforcements aimed at sustaining a long-overdue title challenge through to May. Press Association
Maarek must concede weight all round in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes on Wednesday. Following his Group One triumph in last year’s Prix de l’Abbaye for trainer Barry Lalor, the seven-year-old joined Evanna McCutcheon at the start of the new season and although he has twice been beaten since, the handler feels her stable star is approaching peak fitness. McCutcheon said: “He travelled over on Monday and had a jog out on the track (on Tuesday morning). He’s in good condition and we’re looking forward to it. “They’ve had a lot of rain here and the ground is going to be very soft. As long as it doesn’t get too deep and holding we’ll be happy. “He’s a lazy horse and a year older now, so he takes plenty of getting fit. He’s had his two runs and hopefully he’s nearly spot-on now, fingers crossed. I’d be very hopeful he’ll run a big race.” Press Association
Press Association Coral has revealed plans to back racing in Ireland for the first time. “We are thrilled to be sponsoring one of Leopardstown’s biggest race meetings of the year, including one of the most prestigious and valuable hurdle races staged in Ireland,” said Coral PR director Simon Clare. “We will also be offering a new 100,000 euro bonus to any horse that can win the Coral.ie Hurdle and go on to land the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival, a big race double that was famously achieved by Xenophon who landed a major gamble in the process back in 2003. “This is Coral’s first sponsorship venture in Irish horse racing and it gives us the perfect platform to promote the Coral name, our passion for horse racing, and the benefits of our online and mobile betting service to Irish racing fans and punters.” The firm will support the full seven-race card at Leopardstown on January 17, with the 100,000 euro Coral.ie Hurdle and the 100,000 euro Coral.ie Handicap Chase the feature events. Coral has signed an initial three-year deal after recently acquiring an Irish betting licence.
An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 8-year-old Florida boy who was last seen Monday in Tallahassee, police say.Police say 8-year-old Josiah Brantley may be with his mother, Jasmine Brantley, and another adult, Damian Burgman, who may be traveling in a 2019 black Dodge Journey with the Florida tag KCWV29. On a flyer released by Tallahassee Police on Monday, the case was labeled “missing juvenile/interference of custody.” If you have any information on Josiah’s whereabouts, call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200 or 911.
FIFA official commends NigeriaTransfer dealings in the coming 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will be transacted on the platform of the newly acquired Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) which the FIFA TMS Project Officer, Bertrand Vinit has commended Nigeria for adopting.The Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), Salihu Abubakar, confirmed that the DTMS will be used for players’ transfers ahead of the new football season and urged participants at the three-day TMS workshop in Abuja to pay attention to the seminar teachings so as to acquire relevant knowledge of its operations.“We have to be ahead, we must blaze the trail and do things right. So we would put the DTMS to use. Nigeria would be the first country in Africa to do this and we have resolved to do it right as part of our innovations to make the league strong, attractive and transparent” Abubakar told www.npfl.ng on the sidelines of the workshop at the Hilton Hotel. “We urge the participants to be attentive, acquire the knowledge and apply it to their everyday work in their offices so that we can all benefit. Before I came in yesterday, I was really afraid it was going to be tough going but the four resource persons sent by FIFA have effortlessly broken it down to our comprehension and now I can tell you that we can run it smoothly,” Abubakar concluded.Vinit, one of the four FIFA Resource persons at the workshop said Nigeria’s adoption of the DTMS is a right step in the right direction for the country’s football.Speaking on Day-2 of the workshop, he said, “Nigeria is the first African country to adopt the DTMS and it’s a big step for Nigerian football. One of the benefits is that the DTMS and ITMS are on the same platform, so domestic and international transfers can be entered in the same place. This is an electronic platform, so it’s online and accessible from anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection”.“It allows for transparency in the disclosure of information and makes everyone compliant with domestic and international regulations on players’ transfers,” added the FIFA Official who is the leader of the team from Zurich.More than 25 TMS officials from the NPFL and NNL are attending the workshop in Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram