DNCW places focus on girls for International Women’s Day 2012

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 5 Views   no discussions LocalNews DNCW places focus on girls for International Women’s Day 2012 by: – March 5, 2012center_img Share Tweet The Dominica National Council on Women (DNCW) will be placing emphasis on girls for this year’s International Women’s Day which will be celebrated globally on March 8th under the theme “Connecting Girls Engaging Families, Inspiring Future”.Josephine Dublin-Prince.President of the Council Josephine Dublin Prince has announced that one of the major activities will be a girl’s symposium which will target secondary schools students in 3rd and 4th forms as well as students of the Social Center and Business Training Center.“The symposium will focus on girl children out of secondary schools too. These places have teenage mothers who did not make it to the secondary school. We see that as important knowing what’s happening to our young girls.”According to Dublin Prince there has been a shift in the family structure resulting from the fact that there are several young mothers and the symposium will provide an opportunity to provide support to these young ladies.Some of the girls are agitators and involved in fights on the street. We are seeing a change in the family structure and who we perceive as the ones in violence,” she said. The other major activity will be a night of creative expression scheduled to take place at the Arawak House of Culture. “We believe that we need to connect the young girls to family because they are very important and essential the whole development of family. Through their journey to womanhood they face a lot of challenges. We have been hearing about abuse. We are saying we need to reflect on the process on the girl child to womanhood,” she said.The DNCW President noted that several women are expected to address the event.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Pogba decision angers Man Utd amid Raiola frustrations

first_imgManchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are growing increasingly frustrated with Paul Pogba’s antics. The Frenchman is set to miss their New Year’s Day clash at Arsenal having also missed their win at Burnley several days ago. Paul Pogba is pushing his luck with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Pogba is being integrated slowly as he recovers from injury, but decided to fly to France to watch his brothers Mathias and Florentin play in a charity match. The rest of the United squad arrived at the Landmark Hotel in London on Tuesday, but their record signing was not present. It heightens speculation that the 26-year-old is set for pastures new with the January transfer window now open. United have insisted that their £89m star is not going to leave midseason, but that could yet change given his conduct. Pogba has played just twice in recent months – both of those appearances coming from the bench – but his application during his rehab was criticised. He was seen playing basketball with NBA star Jimmy Butler while he was supposed to be recovering from ankle surgery. Read Also: Manchester United to Solskjaer: Your job is safe “Is that strange? Am I the only one who’s worried? I think everybody that is in love with Manchester United is worried about it. “I’m worried about that for my player. As long as Paul is at Manchester United, he wants to win trophies with Manchester United. Clearly they are not where they think they should be.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… United boss Solskjaer is understood to be growing tired of his midfielder’s attitude, reports the Daily Mail , and their relationship has not been helped by comments made by his agent Mino Raiola. He does not feel the Red Devils are capable of challenging for silverware – something that could seriously affect where his client plays his football. He said: “Yes (he could be at United next season), but in a club that I hope fights for the league and hopefully the Champions League,’ said Raiola on Sky Sports.center_img Paul Pogba decision angers Man Utd amid Mino Raiola frustrations https://t.co/zWlkyvC20W pic.twitter.com/2d3SXBR9vy— Manchester United News (@mufcnews2019) January 1, 2020 Promoted ContentThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thislast_img read more

Boys & Girls Area High School Basketball Scores (2-3)

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Boys Basketball Scores  (2-3)South Dearborn  58     East Central  40Morristown  80     South Decatur  70Girls Basketball Scores  (2-3)Oldenburg Academy  38     Morristown  32Rushville  63     Franklin County  24Southwestern Shelby  60     North Decatur  36South Decatur  63     Edinburgh  37Eastern Hancock  79     Waldron  28last_img

Ebanoran sparks Classic dream

first_imgJohn Oxx will start Ebanoran off on a Classic campaign next year after the colt made a winning racecourse debut at the Curragh. The much-admired Oxx will have significantly fewer of the Aga Khan’s horses to train next season after the owner-breeder decided on a shake-up of his portfolio, but he has unleashed a couple of the Aga’s other nice prospects this month in Ebasani and Marakoush. Ebanoran (7-2), by Oasis Dream and out of Irish Oaks winner Ebadiyla, had been entered in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and Investec Derby before lining up in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden. Sparrow (4-9 favourite) was three lengths in front of Dance with Another on her previous start, and was far too good back in trip as she cruised past the line two and three-quarter lengths to the good. Some focus was on the racecourse debut of Dawn Approach’s full-sister Prudent Approach, but she dropped away slightly tamely after showing up well early on. O’Brien snr said: “We’ll leave her off until next year and start her off in one of the Guineas trials. “Joseph felt she would like to go up in trip and she won’t be going back to sprints.” Greek Canyon (11-2) shaded a head-bobbing finish to the Join Go Racing In Kildare 2014 Handicap. Shane Lyons, brother and assistant to trainer Ger, said: “As long as the ground stays good he’ll keep going, but he has never really acted at Dundalk. “He’s with us for life though so he’ll get another try (at Dundalk) at some stage. He’s a real stable pet!” Joanna Morgan’s Ancient Sands (8-1) made it three on the bounce in the Buy Online At Curragh.ie Handicap, while the Curragh Training Grounds Handicap went to 20-1 shot C’est Ma Souer. Dame Lucy (16-1) saw the distance out best in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with the concluding Curragh Finale Of 2013 Maiden going to 7-1 chance Mckinley. Facing unraced representatives from all of Ireland’s top stables, Ebanoran found plenty for Declan McDonogh and passed the line a head in front of Table Rock, with Oxx’s Ponfeigh shaping well in third. It was only the trainer’s 18th winner of the season, and he said: “It’s a mix of a pedigree, being by a sprinter out of a stayer. It’s difficult to know what distance he’ll want next year but he seems to have the gears they were trying to put in the pedigree. “The Killavullan Stakes comes a bit quick so we’ll leave him off, but he’ll be a nice horse for next year. We’ll start him off in a Guineas trial early next year and see where he goes from there.” Rather more prolific have been Aidan and Joseph O’Brien, who combined in the six-furlong and the mile fillies’ maidens. Joseph, who broke Mick Kinane’s 20-year mark of 115 winners in an Irish season last week, started off with Dance With Another (3-1) over the longer trip. Carrying the colours of Mrs Richard Henry, Dance With Another had taken a marked step forward when third over course and distance last month but needed to be pushed right out to stave off Achnaha by three-quarters of a length. Aidan O’Brien said: “When she got to the front she just veered around a bit and Joseph said she probably wants to get there later, her dam was a bit like that also. “She probably won’t run again this year but we’ll start her off early next year. She’ll stay well and should handle a dig in the ground.” Press Associationlast_img read more

National Sub Junior Baseball Championship In Guwahati

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam Baseball Association will organize the National Sub Junior Baseball championship in Guwahati. The championship would be held from July 13-17.A details discussion in this regard was held during the General Meeting of the Assam Baseball Association in the city today. Later the secretary of the Assam Baseball Association Ashma Begum informed the media that around 25 boys and 15-20 girls team will participate in the forthcoming Sub-junior national championship.She also added that the committee has decided to terminate permanently to those members of the organization who had violated the code of conduct of Assam Baseball Association.Apart from the top officials of the Assam Baseball Association, including President SN Singh, the meeting was also attended by two noted sports organizer Dhrubajyoti Kalita and Bishnuram Nunisa.Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

D’Tigress Start FIBA Women’s World Cup Campaign against Australia Today

first_imgAfter weeks of training which started in Atlanta and ended in Turkey, African Champions, D’Tigress will start their 2018 FIBA Women’s World Basketball cup campaign against Australia today by 12:30a.m. Nigerian time.D’Tigress who are ranked 34th in the world by FIBA will square up against world number 4, Australia at the San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santiago Martin Arena in Tenerife.Without any previous record of meeting, both sides’ target will be starting the tournament on a strong note with a win. Reacting before the game, D’Tigress Head coach Otis Hughley is confident of his team’s readiness to confront any opposition.“We were born ready for this. There is no point in coming to such events like this just to add to the numbers. We have done what we should have done within the time allowed for training and the general consensus in the team is that we are good to go.”D’Tigress having enjoyed an unprecedented support from the leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation are determined to repay the faith withworld-class performance at the highest stage of world basketball.Team captain, Adaora Elonu said she was grateful to the NBBF for their support.“We can’t thank the federation enough for this level of preparation. I have been around the national team set up for a while and I can confidently say this is the first time we’ve had this type of preparation.”She said the team is not under pressure heading into their first game as she promised that the girls are determined to try their best at the world cup.Besiktas of Turkey player, Evelyn Ahkator while echoing her team mates’ belief said that as African Champions, the onus lies on them not just to fly the Nigerian flag alone but that of every other basketball playing nation in Africa.“In 2017, nobody believed we could win the Afrobasket in Mali. It is our time to prove to the world that Nigeria is not a pushover.”The team will be hoping to make history as the first African team to win a world cup match and also record their first victory at the world stage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Konta’s S’final Moved to Friday after Rain Disrupted Play

first_imgJohanna Konta French OpenJohanna Konta’s maiden French Open semi-final has been pushed back to Friday after rain washed out Wednesday’s play in Paris.The British number one, 28, was set to meet Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the last four on Thursday. But downpours on Wednesday meant the remaining women’s singles quarter-finals could not be played.They will take place on Thursday instead, with both semi-finals now on Friday.The weather in Paris is forecast to be brighter on Thursday with a chance of a brief shower in the afternoon.However, more rain is forecast for Friday which has led tournament director Guy Forget to “study worst-case scenarios”.One of the women’s semi-finals could be moved to Court Simonne Mathieu if a decision is made to use Roland Garros’ third show court alongside Chatrier and Lenglen in a bid to complete the matches.Forget added it was possible the women’s final could be pushed back to Sunday, with the men’s final switching to Monday.“It’s not what we hope, but if we have no other choice, then that’s what we will do,” he said.Konta, seeded 26th, is bidding to become the first British woman to reach the French Open final since Sue Barker in 1976.Romania’s defending champion Simona Halep was due to play American teenager Amanda Anisimova in their quarter-final on Wednesday, while Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty was scheduled to meet American 14th seed Madison Keys.The rain also saw the two remaining men’s quarter-finals cancelled, meaning all four matches will be played from 11:00 BST on Thursday.World number one Novak Djokovic plays German fifth seed Alexander Zverev, while Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem meets Russian 10th seed Karen Khachanov.British pair Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are also set to begin their French Open wheelchair campaigns on Thursday, with the singles and doubles draws taking place later on Wednesday.Hewett won the singles title in 2017, while Reid has twice won the doubles at Roland Garros.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ralph Gonsalves: St. Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister is New Chairman…

first_imgGonsalves’ new role will also test whether or not he is deserving of a fifth term as president of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as the end of his term as chairman will coincide with the next general elections to be held in the nation, which must be held by December.  In 1994, he became the Deputy Political Leader of the Unity Labor Party (ULP). The ULP was a merger of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Labor Party and the Movement for National Unity (MNU). After the resignation of Vincent Beache, Gonsalves became the leader of the party in 1998 and led the party to victory in the General Elections held in 2001.  Gonsalves, who has been part of CARICOM for 19 years, promised that he will use his six-month term as chairman to deal with the deleterious effects that climate change is having on the socio-economic future of the region. The new chairman said smaller islands in the region like St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Dominica are now dealing with a battered infrastructure due to severe weather in late 2019, and not enough has been done to help the islands rebuild. Ralph Gonsalves “Comrade Ralph,” as he is affectionately called by his supporters first became involved in politics as a UWI student, while completing his degree in economics at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. As president of the University of West Indies’ Guild of Undergraduates, he led a student protest of the deportation of historian and intellectual Walter Rodney by the Jamaican government led by former Prime Minister Hugh Shearer in 1968.  He later returned to the UWI-Mona to earn a master’s degree in government, which he completed in 1971. In 1974, he completed a Ph.D., also in government at the University of Manchester. Subsequently, he turned to the study of law and was later called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in London in 1981.center_img On July 3, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government held a special conference, which saw Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley handing over the six-month CARICOM Chairmanship to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He has remained a popular prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines since then, winning other general elections held in 2005, 2010, and 2015. Now in his fourth term and 19th year in office, Gonsalves has been the longest continuously serving head of government since the island became independent in 1979. Gonsalves has also been Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of North Central Windward since 1994.  Following the end of his academic career in England, he returned to the island to practice law. Before becoming prime minister, Gonsalves practiced law extensively and successfully before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in a wide range of matters, but particularly in the fields of constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, matrimonial law, real property law, law of tort generally and the law of contract. Gonzalves is currently married to his second wife Eloise Harris. He has two sons by his first marriage, Camillo and Adam; one son by his second wife, Storm; and two daughters, Isis and Soleil. In 2015, Camillo was elected as a Member of Parliament and currently serves in his father’s Cabinet.last_img read more

Aaron Wan-Bissaka joins Manchester United

first_img Source: Manchester United Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. Aaron has signed a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.The 21-year-old defender came through the ranks of Crystal Palace’s academy. He made his professional debut in February 2018 and picked up both the fans’ player of the year award and also the players’ player of the year award in his first full season. Aaron represented England at this year’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far.”Aaron Wan-Bissaka said: “It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say.“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”last_img read more

New Lakers star Anthony Davis – what you need to know

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.ANTHONY MARSHON DAVIS JR.Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 poundsPosition: Forward/center AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDrafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans (known as the Hornets, at the time)2018-19 Stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct; 33.1 3-point pct.; 79.4 FT pct.Career Stats: 23.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct, 31.4 3-point pct., 79.5 FT pct.Notable: Davis is a six-time NBA All-Star and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … He played one season of college basketball at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the national championship. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, set the NCAA Division I freshman single-season record for blocked shots (186) and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. … He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after the 2012-2013 season, then became an All-Star in his second season, when he led the league in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. … In 2017, he was the NBA All-Star Game MVP after setting an All-Star Game scoring record of 52 points. … Davis has played in 13 playoff games, but he never won one until he led the Pelicans to a stunning first-round sweep of Portland last spring. In the Game 4 clincher, he scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half. … He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the first time last season after he led the league in blocked shots (2.6 per game) for the third time in his career. … On Jan. 28, Davis informed the Pelicans he would not sign the super-max contract extension (worth approximately $240 million) only they can offer him this summer and requested a trade. He is eligible to become a free agent by opting out of the final year of his contract in the summer of 2020.Did you know? Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June of 2012.last_img read more