First Edition of Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion has set a benchmark for other reunions

first_img 32 Views   no discussions LocalNews First Edition of Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion has set a benchmark for other reunions by: – August 5, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share In photo: Events Coordinator: Jacinta Bannis. Photo credit: GIS NewsEvents Coordinator of the Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion 2011, Ms. Jacinta Bannis says she is excited about the second edition of the Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion as the first edition has set a benchmark for other reunions.Ms. Bannis who was a guest on Kairi FM’s Heng Programme yesterday, told the host Mrs. Kamala Jno. Baptiste-Aaron, that although the idea was regarded as a political one, she thinks that they were politically correct in the organization of the reunion.“We feel very excited because we always call it the much talked about reunion, and we always say that we are the mother of all reunions. I think we have set a benchmark for others to follow and I think that is good. Initially when Loreen came up with the idea it was very political and stuff like that but I think that other communities are seeing it as a way of reconnecting with their persons who are overseas. So I think that they have come onboard and we were right, we were politically correct in doing what we were doing; Castle Bruce Reunion has set a benchmark for other reunions.”Ms. Bannis also said that they are hoping to launch their constituency website which will be very significant for the nationals living out of Dominica who wish to keep abreast with what is occurring in their community.“During the reunion we will be launching one our constituency website, so that persons can be informed about what is happening. We have an area that we call the Community Diaspora linkup ……because we feel that persons in the Diaspora can help with the programme to adopt or sponsor a child so we are going to look at that,” she said.The Reunion is scheduled to commence tomorrow morning with an exhibition from 10:00am followed by the Grand Opening from 4:00pm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Farm Bill Passes With Indiana Support

first_imgSenator Coats with Hoosier farmers. He voted in favor of the farm bill Tuesday.Both Indiana U.S. Senators voted for the farm bill that the Senate passed Tuesday 68-32.The massive five year bill ends direct payments to farmers, trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and consolidates agricultural conservation programs.Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats said that providing Hoosier farmers with certainty was a major reason he supported the bill.“It has been nearly six years since Congress last authorized a farm bill, and Indiana’s agriculture community has waited long enough,” said Coats. “While not perfect, this legislation provides Hoosier farmers with the certainty they need for the next five years.”Indiana Democratic Senator said the farm bill is free market friendly because it eliminates direct payments to farmers in favor of putting money into crop insurance.The farm bill now goes to the desk of President Obama, who is expected to sign it.last_img read more

Wilshere feels fans’ frustration

first_img The Emirates crowd were stunned as Paul Lambert’s men recovered from a goal down to take a 3-1 win away from London, once again calling Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy into question. The Frenchman has long been implored to spend money on big-name players and, after more criticism had been directed his way, he said he was still looking to do so. Press Association Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admitted he shared the frustrations of the club’s fans after their opening-day loss to Aston Villa.center_img A tricky week awaits the Gunners with a Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce ahead of them, but Wilshere – while sympathising with the fans – has asked them to stand firm. “Tough to take! Feel the fans frustration but trust me we are giving our all! Must forget today now and focus on Wednesday night!” he wrote on Twitter. “Massive game for us, will be tough in turkey but we must be resilient and brave! Thanks for your support as always!” Christian Benteke scored twice for Villa after Olivier Giroud had put the home side ahead. Laurent Koscielny was also sent off on a miserable afternoon, capped when Antonio Luna put the seal on the visitors’ win. last_img read more

USG election draws about 4,800 voters

first_imgWhen voting for Undergraduate Student Government closed at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 4,561 students had voted online and an estimated 100 to 200 students had filed paper ballots.Emiko Suzuki, USG’s co-director of elections and recruitment, said when final numbers are determined this year’s total will likely be around 4,800 votes. This total is consistent with last year’s election, which brought 4,617 students to the polls.Suzuki said the turnout met USG’s expectations.“Usually the problem with USG is that a lot of students don’t know about it,” Suzuki said. “So I think that the fact that we got almost a fourth of the undergraduate population is a pretty impressive number.”Despite the cancellation of USG’s carnival — typically held during the voting period to draw in voters — Suzuki and other USG officials said they had no problems raising awareness.I think we did a very good job in getting as much publicity out there, advertising to as many people to vote and the importance of voting,” Chan said.Chan said Tuesday’s “Rock the Vote” event was particularly successful in increasing voter turnout.Now that voting has closed, candidates and students must wait until Tuesday for the unofficial results to be announced.Presidential candidate Dylan Dann said this week was “exciting” and that he is anxious to hear the results.“It’s kind of stressful with a bunch of different emotions,” Dann said. “It’s really just been an adventure.”The unofficial results will be announced on Feb. 23, and the official results will be announced March. 2.The unofficial results are based solely on electronic and paper votes. The official results will be announced once the candidates are determined to be in good standing with Student Affairs, have completed their budget proposals and when everything is cleared with the Elections Commission.The lag in announcements is because of the scheduling of Senate meetings.last_img read more

West Tipp Intermediate hurling matches off

first_imgThe meeting of Cappawhite and Golden, which was due to take place this evening, isn’t going ahead as planned.That’s also the story in relation to the clashes betwee Cashel and Rockwell Rovers and Arravale Rovers and Sean Treacys, which had both been pencilled in for tomorrow.last_img

NOC Sets up Four-man Committee to Mediate in AFN Crisis

first_imgThe National Olympic Committee (NOC) wednesday set up a four-man investigative panel to mediate in the crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).The Public Relations Officer of NOC, Phemmy Adetula, said in Abuja that the panel has President of Badminton Federation,Francis Orbih as chairman with , President, Taekwondo federation, Binga Margaret, Toyin Aluko as members and Emmanuel Nweri is to serve as secretary of the committee.According to Adetula, the NOC cannot afford to close its eyes to happenings in the AFN. The Olympic movement and solidarity is known for peaceful co-existence. So, for this simple fact, athletics as a sport including other federations in the country must enjoy a peaceful environment without any rancour as they prepare for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next year. He said the committee was mandated to report its findings within the shortest possible time to NOC.Also, the NOC hosted its first Patrons Forum during it’s AGM in Abuja.The objectives of this Forum is to further highlight our roles, expectations as Patrons of the Olympic and Commonwealth movement amongst other vital issues that is affecting our sport. In attendance were His Excellency, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, representative of HRM Oba Saheed Elegunshi, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Rt. Hon Marc Wabara, Mrs kofo Nwokedi and Maj. Gen. Adamu Dyeri.The Annual General meeting of the NOC will take place today at the Starview Palace Hotel in Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The Clash at Daytona results: Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened exhibition race

first_imgCongratulations to @JimmieJohnson, your winner of the #AdvanceAutoClash!@DISupdates | @TeamHendrick— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 10, 2019Multiple drivers, including Paul Menard and Kyle Busch, were involved in a major wreck on the 55th lap. Menard led 51 laps before the crash.Chaos in the #AdvanceAutoClash on Lap 55!— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 10, 2019There were four lead changes and four cautions in the race, which was stopped with 16 laps remaining because of the weather. Related News 2019 Daytona 500 qualifying: William Byron, Alex Bowman to start from front row The NASCAR Cup Series will officially kick off next Sunday with The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR results from Advance Auto Parts ClashJimmie JohnsonKurt BuschJoey LoganoRyan BlaneyAlex Bowman Austin DillonChase ElliottAric AlmirolaRyan NewmanDaniel SuarezJamie McMurrayKevin HarvickPaul MenardKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Clint BowyerDenny HamlinBrad KeselowskiKyle LarsonErik Jonescenter_img Jimmie Johnson earned the win in the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash.Johnson picked up the victory in the rain-shortened exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kurt Busch placed second while Joey Logano finished third.last_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo applauds LeBron James’ performance

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LOS ANGELES — With all the electricity of a playoff game, the NBA’s Western and Eastern Conference leaders – and their respective leading men – clashed Friday night at Staples Center in what might have been a preview of the NBA Finals.The case of LeBron James vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo tilted in favor of the home team this time, with James rallying his squad from a nine-point, first-half deficit to a playoff-clinching 113-103 victory at the Milwaukee Bucks’ expense.Afterward, the Bucks superstar stood facing a media scrum, his lip bloodied, his squad having lost for just the 10th time all season and his mind made up: His knee, which buckled badly in the second half was “good,” he insisted.The 25-year-old reigning league MVP scored 32 points in the loss, two fewer than he’d scored in the teams’ last meeting, a 111-104 Milwaukee victory in December. “He’s been good.”James, of course, has won three championships in his 17 NBA seasons, and harbors hopes of earning a fourth this season. Antetekounmpo would like this season to earn his first championship – and to thwart James’ desire to do it again.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions That bubbling push-and-pull made for compelling theater Friday, even for someone as close to the action as Vogel.“I enjoy it, all of us coaches, we’re still fans of the game, you know,” Vogel said. “We like to see the best go against the best, and these types of matchups that I’m fortunate to be a part of, get a front-row seat and hopefully can help our superstars beat their superstars.”Vogel got his wish: His 35-year-old forward/point guard scored 37 points, got to the free-throw line 15 times (making 12 foul shots), grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded seven assists and three steals to lead the Lakers (48-13) past Antetekounmpo’s squad, which was bothered by the Lakers’ length and unable to recover from a 31-17 disparity in free throws.Even in defeat, Antetekounmpo applauded James’ performance.“It’s always good playing against one of the best players in the league, like you can feel whenever you bring the ball down, whenever you go against him, you can feel greatness,” said Antetekounmpo, who remained in the game Friday despite his scary fall. “He’s gonna come at you and you gotta be ready to go, gotta be ready to fight against him. … At the end of the day, he’s gonna get his shots up, he’s gonna get his teammates involved. He’s LeBron James, what can you say?”Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates a 3-point basket during Friday’s 113-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOn Friday the 6-foot-11 power forward/point guard/small forward/shooting guard went 10 for 21 from the field and 11 for 14 from the free-throw line, grabbed 11 rebounds and added six assists and a steal – but the Bucks were outscored by 11 points when he was on the floor.On the other end, James – who was serenaded with “M-V-P” chants by a partisan crowd – asserted himself as if he wanted to spark, or perhaps settle, a debate.James entered Friday’s affair averaging 25.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.7 assists per game and having led the Lakers back to the precipice of a playoff berth for the first time since 2013.Antetekounmpo showed up for work Friday averaging 29.6 points and 13.8 rebounds per game, his 3-point shooting having improved to 30.9 percent from 25.6 last season – helped a bit by his career-high five 3-pointers against the Lakers last time.“He’s lights out, in all ways,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said pregame of the seventh-year star. “He keeps working on his 3-point shot and his ability to hurt you that way. He … puts a lot of pressure on your defense, (he’s) difficult to guard, great defensively one-on-one, great defensively in weak-side situations.last_img read more

Thaddeus Myers is back in custody after being apprehended in a Wichita motel Friday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s homecoming next week in Wellington. But for Wellington resident Thaddeus Myers, who is facing a multitude of drug felony charges, homecoming came this week.The Wellington Police Department — along with the assistance of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department —apprehended Myers Friday, Sept. 19 at an unnamed motel on S. Broadway and 47th Street in Wichita.“Let’s just say we developed a lead and with good investigative work, found Mr. Myers in a motel room,” said Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath. “I don’t know the extent for how long he had been there, but we know it has been at least a couple of days.”Myers, born in 1973, was extradited from Sedgwick to Sumner County jail at 8 a.m. this morning. His bond has been set on two separate warrants of $50,000 and $20,000.Myers is facing eight Level 3 and 4 felony charges, including seven that are drug related. He is accused of selling methamphetamine and marijuana from April 11 to July 19, 2014 in Sumner County and accepting a stolen 60-inch Vizeo television for payment in one transaction (see story here.) He was originally detained in Sumner County jail on July 24, 2014 for the same charges. However, due to an appendicitis attack while in jail, Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer dropped the charge in hopes of recharging him once he took care of his medical issues.Spencer said he dismissed the charges then for two reasons.1) He did not want Sumner County to incur Myers’ medical bills because he was in custody;2) He did not have the manpower to have a Sheriff Deputy sit outside his door during the duration of his hospital stay.The court dismissed those charges “without prejudice,” meaning the county attorney could refile those charges at a later date.On Thursday, Aug. 21, Myers, who had already checked out of a Wichita hospital for the appendicitis, was facing a court date in Sumner County District Court on an unrelated misdemeanor charge of criminal deprivation to property. Spencer had intended for him to show up at the courthouse that day, where he would then be recharged on the felony counts. However, Myers failed to show up and was considered missing for almost a month.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +19 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 307 weeks ago Good Job we got him and we don’t have to pay his medical bills, maybe not as planned but it worked anyway Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 307 weeks ago I like it when a plan comes together! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down john brown · 307 weeks ago Hope he dont get sick again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 307 weeks ago yay now we get to pay for 3 meals and somewhere for him to stay now!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Member of the jury · 307 weeks ago It’s always interesting to see the mug shot photo’s of these “productive citizen” drug dealers. Society would be better off if these people who push meth and mj on our kids were done away with. It’s time to consider a real death penality in this country for murderers and drug dealers. Not the current attorney pad the bill system we have today but a true system of trial, conviction and swift carrying out of the penality. Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewaryl · 307 weeks ago Hé is where hé belongs, and likely feels at home. Ha Ha Ha(:(:(:…….. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewart · 307 weeks ago Ha Ha Ha, enjoy your new home(:(:(: Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Write em up · 307 weeks ago Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. Should have never been released in the first place. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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