DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God.

first_imgFaithLifestyleNews DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God. by: – April 8, 2011 Tweet Photo credit: bahamaselectricity.comThe Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches will this evening hold a special service in observance of the country’ 8th anniversary since it was dedicated to God.Eight years ago government officials, the Christian community and other Dominicans gathered in large numbers to dedicate Dominica to God and to pray for direction of the nation.Dominica was at the time going through its own political turmoil and financial crises coupled with violence and crime.One of the executive members of the DAEC Michel Jean Jacques says this year’s anniversary will be celebrated with a service of thanksgiving to God for preserving the nation.Jean Jacques said there will not be any special addresses from Government ministers tonight; however he would like many persons from all faiths to attend.The service will be held at the auditorium of the people’s church from 7:30 pm.Dominica Vibes News Share 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Church on the Rock holds media sale for ‘Speed the Light’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Church on the Rock will host its annual Used Book Sale July 26-28. Money raised will be donated to “Speed the Light.” “Speed the Light” is a student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world.Hardcover books, CDs and DVDs are $1 each. Softcover books, cassettes and VHS tapes are $.50 each and all children’s books are $.25. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.Church on the Rock is at 407 N Township Line Rd., Batesville, IN. For more information, call the church at (812) 934-5192.last_img read more

Lord’s cricket card fraudster faces jail time

first_imgA MAN who faked a membership card to access the best seats at Lord’s has been told he could go to jail.James Lattimer put his photograph on to a card – originally owned by a Lord’s member who died in 2014 – after he bought it on eBay, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.Lattimer, 51 and from Bournemouth, was found with the faked card in August.He admitted fraud at a hearing in November and is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.It costs £1 000 to become a member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), known colloquially as the home of cricket, and there is a 29-year waiting list.Lattimer, of Green Road in Bournemouth, used the faked card to get into an exclusive members-only area after buying a ticket to enter the ground.Passing sentence, District Judge Samuel Mark Goozee told Lattimer: “I consider my powers are not sufficient for sentence.”Lattimer, who runs a corporate cleaning company, was released on unconditional bail. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Spurs Stake Unbeaten Run in London Derby

first_imgThings are starting to heat up in the race for the Premiership Crown this season with the top place changing hands now on a regular basis. Only four points separates first place team Chelsea and fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur which will add extra spice to the London derby in Week 13 of the Premier League. Most analysts are however tipping The Blues as the favorite due to their current outstanding form, but it is going to be tough against the only unbeaten side in the league.Chelsea fans will be pleased to see their team sitting top of the table after the dreadful campaign run last season. The Blues are flying at the moment, have kept six clean sheets on the bounce by winning their last six matches. After the doom and gloom of being walloped by Arsenal 3-0, they have been unbeaten and not conceded a single goal. Credit has to go to new manager, Antonio Conte, who after that defeat has managed to solve their defensive problems and made them the most solid defense in the league.Chelsea has a big advantage over the other teams chasing the league title as they did not qualify for Europe last season. It means they can fully concentrate on domestic competitions and gain from playing fewer matches. That will come in vital during the crunch time as we saw last season with Leicester City. In recent weeks the Blues have proved that they are genuine contenders for the league and are tipped as favorites. It is however vital that Chelsea win its next two matches if they are going to be considered genuine title contenders. After playing Spurs, they will then face Manchester City and if they manage to beat both teams, they will increase their lead over the pack. It will give them an advantage over the busy Christmas period and if they continue their fine form, they will be very difficult to overturn.  Spurs remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League but they have drawn too many games. With star striker, Harry Kane back from injury and saving them from their fifth draw in the league on the bounce in the finals minutes against West Ham with a brace, the fans at White Hart Lane will be extremely pleased to see their team back on track.Though still one of the favorites for the title, they cannot afford a big slip or they will find themselves with too many points to catch up.If they want to win the EPL this season they must beat Chelsea to close the gap to a single point between the two. If they lose, they will find themselves seven points adrift and therefore cannot afford too many more slip-ups if they are going to finish at the top.Both teams are going to be up for this crunchy encounter, so fans should be in for a high-intensity game. The winners will be well placed to go into the busy Christmas period and will put themselves in a great place to win the title.It is therefore not expected to be a high scoring match as they both have excellent defenses.The Blues ended Spurs’ hopes of winning the Premier League title in May after they came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in a match that also produced 12 yellow cards.But following Spurs’ disappointing Champions League exit in midweek at AS Monaco, Pochettino will be desperate for a better performance against England’s in-form team.Manchester City visit Turf Moor in the first match of the weekend in a game Burnley must have to recover quickly from Monday’s 4-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion to prepare for The Citizens.Burley, however, can take encouragement from their previous encounters against the top sides in the Premier League, having beaten Liverpool at home, drawing at Manchester United and only losing to Arsenal due to a controversial last-minute goal.“We need to pick ourselves up. It’s a massive game next weekend and hopefully we can get some points from that. This was definitely our worst game of the season. It’s tough to take but this is football and we have to keep going. We also need to learn from our mistakes. We know what we did wrong and we just need to fix that and hopefully we will be all right next weekend. But we have shown against good teams we can play really well, so we will do that next weekend, definitely,” Johann Gudmundsson .City are third in the table on 27 points, 13 ahead of 12th-placed Burnley after 12 games going into today’s encounter. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The Zero Hour is Here in Russia!

first_imgAll years of toil to get the facilities ready to host the world have culminated in the great spectacle, the football-loving world is about to witness. No other thing matters to aficionados of the football now if it is not related to the Beautiful Game.Russian roulette? Perhaps, a real stunt it might turn out for the hosts. Since 2008 when they launched their bid to host this edition, their football was on the rise. They reached the semis stage of the 2008 European Championship before bowing out. Not anymore.They are the least ranked of all the 32 teams here and may be no hoppers. But before the real gladiators take to the centre to regal the world with familiar skills, Russia have the chance to show off with the Saudi team that is the second lowest ranked team here. The game may not present the best of football expected at this summer show, it will no doubt serenade fans at the Luzhniki arena as these two minnows battle for the first three points of the 2018 World Cup.The hosts have been hampered by injuries, with forward Alexander Kokorin and defenders Georgy Dzhikiya and Viktor Vasin missing the tournament due to knee problems.“We’re realists,” said striker Artyom Dzyuba. “We’re not favourites to win the World Cup, but we want to get out of the group and we’re playing at home. We want to prove to everyone, and most of all to ourselves, that we can play football, so that the country can be proud of us.”“We’re a football country, not just an ice hockey or basketball or volleyball country, but a football one too. And we’ll put every effort into getting out of the group, to start with, and we’ll only start fantasising after that.”After the opening day match, the real first game that will put fans on the edges of their seats is the battle between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and 2010 champions Spain on Friday. Of course, one of Africa’s five representatives Egypt, will file out against Uruguay while another team from the continent, Morocco takes on Iran.Nigeria’s quest to progress to the knock out phase will be determined by the outcome of her opening game against star-studded Croatia on Saturday.However, before the matches, the Russians have put up a 30-minute opening ceremony, which will feature Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Brazil’s football legend, Ronaldo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018As host Russia battles S’Arabia in opening game in MoscowDuro IkhazuagbeThe long wait for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost over. All the 32 teams for this greatest football showpiece on the globe are here. We are just hours away from the official kick off of the Mundial when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow this evening.last_img read more

Men’s hockey gets home ice

first_imgThe Wisconsin men\’s hockey team secured the third seed in the WCHA Playoffs with a win over North Dakota.[/media-credit]For the first time since 2006, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (17-15-4, 14-11-3 WCHA) has home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. At the Kohl Center this weekend, the No. 3 seeded Badgers will host the No. 8 Minnesota State Mavericks (15-15-6, 11-13-4 WCHA) in a best-of-three series.After securing home ice for the playoffs Friday, the Badgers closed out the regular season with a 4-1 victory over No. 6 North Dakota (22-12-4, 17-7-4 WCHA). The win marked only the second time under head coach Mike Eaves that the Badgers closed out the regular season with a win, with the 2005-06 season being the first. Also, Saturday’s win made this season the fourth in seven years under Eaves the program has finished in at least third place during the regular season.“I think that anybody would say it was huge from the standpoint that going into the playoffs, it is the way you want to play,” Eaves said at his press conference Monday. “I think playing a quality team like that helps you set yourself up for the playoffs, as we said after Saturday night’s game. So, all things point in a good direction now, and we have to carry through with that this week as we practice and get ready for the first round.”Facing a familiar foeHaving last played the Mavericks Feb. 27 and 28, the Badgers have a sense of what to expect this weekend. Wisconsin has swept their season series with Minnesota State four different times, but this year Minnesota State was just one of two schools to win the season series against the Badgers, with No. 5 Denver being the other.Those most recent matches at the end of February saw the Mavericks take three of four points in a 4-3 win and 3-3 tie over the Badgers in Mankato, Minn. Still, the team is looking forward to facing familiar opposition this weekend.“The last time we played there, we felt we did a lot of good things,” Eaves said. “We came out of that series thinking that we didn’t get a timely save or a timely goal, so if you ask what has changed, well, we’ve got that monkey off our back here this past Saturday night, so that’s a good thing.”Looking ahead to the NCAA TournamentIf the Badgers are able to win two of the three games against the Mavericks this weekend, it would be the program’s 12th trip in 17 tries to the WCHA Final Five. This year, the WCHA Final Five is being held in St. Paul, Minn. from March 19-21, a week before NCAA Regionals are set to begin. With the winner of the WCHA Tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, the significance of this weekend’s games is clearly not lost. Eaves’ team, however, is not placing any extra pressure on themselves.“With all the computations that you could go about doing right now, our thing is just to win,” Eaves said. “We have to win. And I think if we do our part in that, then we’ll let the chips fall where they are, but we’re not going to talk about that a whole heck of a lot. I think if we are successful this weekend and get into the WCHA Final Five, then our task remains the same, let’s win, and that gives us the best chance of getting seeded like we want to.”last_img read more

Final Exam

first_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Virginia Tech fifth-year senior QB Michael Brewer looks to improve in 2nd, final year in ACC Michael Brewer needed to take his mind off football.He transferred to Virginia Tech two months before starting at quarterback last season, forcing him to spend four to six hours a day during the summer digesting his new playbook.His only reprieve came during Fourth of July weekend, fishing under 90-degree skies in Islamorada, Fla.Brewer’s tosses were his fishing line into the Atlantic Ocean. The highlight reel catch came in the form of a 150-pound tarpon jumping six feet out of the water.“Michael didn’t think one thing about football,” Brewer’s father, Robert, said. “He didn’t run into anybody that knew who he was or asked about football.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We never even talked about it.”The silence sealed off fresh memories from a 7-6 Virginia Tech season that Brewer called a “constant struggle,” equipped with just a two-month crash course in the playbook before training camp.The time for excuses is over, Brewer said, and he’s overcome the adversity of abandoning his family’s deep Texas football roots because of an injury in his third season at Texas Tech. A season of experience and commitment to offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler’s intensive teaching methods, including take-home tests, have Brewer primed for a rebound season.“I feel like I did a pretty good job of not really listening to the outside world,” Brewer said. “I’ve seen it so many times and been taught the right way to handle all that.“It can’t do anything for you.”Brewer has no choice but to listen to Loeffler, who’s working with a returning quarterback for the first time in his three seasons on the job. He demands every member of his offense understand the inner workings of everyone else’s jobs — linemen knowing receivers’ routes, receivers knowing linemen’s schemes, and so on.Loeffler’s method of quality control is administering pen and paper tests.Brewer’s responsible for drawing out entire offensive formations — 200 of them — and by mislabeling 18 of them on his first assessment, he wasn’t approaching his coach’s standard.“I got it pretty good from coach Loeffler that day,” Brewer said.The quarterback struggled to embrace his coach’s criticisms and understand the minutia of each play like Loeffler did. Robert Brewer, a former college quarterback himself, told his son to “get to another level.”Improvement on pen and paper tests translated to better communication on the field. Third-year tight end Bucky Hodges said Brewer’s improved on discretely tipping his receivers on the route he wants at the line of scrimmage.It’s a sign of Brewer’s enhanced confidence under center, something that fluctuated trying to orchestrate an offense last season whose top three receivers were underclassmen.“My expectation for him this season is to be one of the top quarterbacks in the (Atlantic Coast Conference),” receiver Isaiah Ford said. “He’s put in an extreme amount of work.”Brewer is trying to live up to a name that success has always followed in football. His father, grandfather, uncle and great uncle were all quarterbacks at University of Texas.Winning four state championships at Lake Travis (Texas) High School, Brewer appeared on the same track. But injuries complicated his situation at Texas Tech, and the strenuous process of transferring “made Michael a man,” his father said.Brewer was overwhelmed by his “whole new world:” Moving away and into his own apartment, teaching himself the long verbiage of Virginia Tech’s pro-style offense and seeking out a new kayak spot.“Sometimes making you better doesn’t involve a pat on the shoulder,” Robert Brewer said.Ahead of his final season, Brewer’s no longer jaded through the lens of year-to-year championships he experienced in high school. He’s no longer staring at the lowlights of his once-sidelined football career.The ledger has evened out over the course of his college career, most recently in highlight-reel wins against Virginia and Ohio State last season while also losing five games by one possession.“When things are going good, keep it even keel,” Brewer said. “When things aren’t going well, keep it even keel.“I don’t feel any pressure going into my last season, I’m excited.” Comments Published on September 3, 2015 at 4:25 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This is placeholder text Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Andre Drummond ejected for shoving Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_imgThe Bucks showed why they had the best record in the NBA, boasting seven double-digit scorers on the night.If Milwaukee’s MVP candidate, Antetokounmpo, and hot 3-point shooting can’t be slowed down, the series could get out of hand quickly. Detroit didn’t seem to have a chance, and its frustration only contributed to its downfall. Andre Drummond has been assigned a Flagrant 2 and he’s EJECTED!! pic.twitter.com/0jahWaJGWZ— Cream City Central (@CreamCityCtral) April 15, 2019Pistons star Blake Griffin, who sat out due to an injury, received a technical from the bench for approaching officials after the call.Drummond did record a double-double though, totaling 12 points and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes. But his plus-minus was minus-45, which was the worst mark in the contest. Related News Things got chippy in the Pistons’ 121-86 blowout loss to the Bucks on Sunday.Detroit center Andre Drummond gave Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo a two-handed shove during a shot attempt in the third quarter. Drummond was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game.center_img Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star (knee) will play in Game 2 vs. Nets NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win over Pacerslast_img read more

Marcia Abasolo, 72, Wellington: Jan. 31, 1944 – June 6, 2016

first_imgMarcia AbasoloMarcia L. Abasolo, of Wellington, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Wellington Health and Rehab at the age of 72.Marcia was born the daughter of Marion and Inez (Whitten) Krumrey on Monday, January 31, 1944 in Wichita. Her parents preceded her in death. Her caring and loving nature served her well as a CNA for many years in the home health industry. She will be missed by many.Survivors include her son, Kevin Pruitt and his wife Joanna of Wellington; daughter, Rhonda Owens of Wellington; daughter, Andrea McCarty of Wichita; son, Scott Pruitt and his wife Shannon of Wellington, Kansas, grandchildren: Emma Carpenter, Dusttin Norton, Mallory Norton, Sean Owens and his wife Jewell, Stephanie Beauchamp, Evyn Beauchamp, Sierra McCarty, Eric Pruitt and Mariah Pruitt; 5 great-grandchildren and her brother, Ken Krumrey and his wife Nancy of Longmont, Colorado.  Graveside services for Marcia will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to Heartland Hospice. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Pedestrian Safety: Two River Area Should Look West for Ideas

first_imgSeattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon know how to make their streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Both cities, have large and increasing numbers of those who look to walk, peddle and use mass transit to get around and long term plans are geared to encourage that evolution.“When people walk, bike, take mass transit to meet their daily needs it means they’re healthier, they arrive at work happier, more energized and it means they get to know their neighborhoods, their surroundings,” noted Dylan Rivera, public information officer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation.“For us this is something that we’ve been working on for decades and have made great strides,” in protecting the public, especially those walking and peddling, added James Curtin, Seattle’s director of public safety.The officials noted that some initiatives put in place over the years have actually resulted in significant reductions of serious accidents and fatalities.Curtin had data immediately available, noting that in 2007 there were a total of 14,971 police reported collisions and by 2013 that number had dropped to 10,310. For fatalities, Seattle had an average of 30 to 40 traffic fatalities a year – with “pedestrians most at risk, older pedestrians especially,” Curtin said, noting that is still true. But in 2014 that number had dropped to 14.By the middle of the 20th century large urban areas and their surrounding suburbs were being developed to accommodate more vehicular traffic rather than taking pedestrians into consideration, they said. “Like nobody was ever going to walk anywhere again,” was how Rivera characterized it.By the 1970s the thinking had begun to change, with officials giving some thought to how all of the population’s needs can be met safely.Portland has had for the last 10 years the largest bike commute rate of any major U.S. city, according to Rivera. “Now with communities and people revitalizing their downtowns and main streets,” Rivera observed, “they want people to walk and not have to rely on their cars to get around.”Portland, for instance, has more than 300 miles of bike paths, including on most of the city’s bridges, which see about 17,000-bicycle trips daily.Portland has also been installing what it calls bike boxes at the front of traffic intersections. It’s a colored designated area for cyclists to move to the front of the intersection, with vehicles queued behind the bikes and prevented from making right turns on red until the bikes proceed. “It adds visibility to the cyclists,” Rivera said, adding, “That’s been a very effective tool.”Portland officials have been reconfiguring major roadways, those with four lanes, reducing them to three, including a center lane left turn lane – what’s called “road diets” – that have improved safety for motorists and pedestrians, with studies showing that this one measure can reduce collisions by 40 percent, according to Rivera.The city has also installed more pedestrian-activated flashing lights at an increasing number of intersections.Seattle has been installing actual dividers separating bike paths from vehicular traffic for added safety, according to Curtin.For those walking, Seattle has islands separating wide thoroughfares, giving pedestrians a place to safely wait if they can’t cross in the designated time, Curtin said.The “road diets” have led to decreased motorist speeding. The city has adopted a policy of not putting striped crosswalks at three or more lane intersections without traffic lights, hoping to encourage pedestrians to cross at traffic signals, Curtin said.Like New York City and other major cities, Seattle has adopted a “Vision Zero” agenda to completely eliminate traffic/pedestrian fatalities, that is “really, really aggressive,” Curtin said.A major part of that plan involves reducing the speed limit through much of the city. “We know there is a direct relationship between speed of vehicles and survival, especially for pedestrians,” he said.Enforcement is another factor, Curtin added, with an aggressive campaign scheduled to begin at the end of April.So far camera-monitored traffic law enforcement for school zones – with fines going directly for education purposes – has been very effective, Curtin added.Portland has adopted a program where business owners can ask vehicle parking spaces be turned into bicycle parking. “We have a waiting list of dozens of businesses raising their hands, saying ‘I want one too,’” Rivera noted.Next on the agenda for Portland is looking at 10 particularly troublesome intersections, some with high fatality counts. City officials have reached out to business associations and neighborhood groups (who were all too ready to offer input) on what might be done to improve those sites, Rivera said. And while money can be tight, officials are looking at “short term, inexpensive improvements,” that can be easily accomplished, such as restriping roadways and installing flashing beacons, he said.Encouraging and protecting pedestrians isn’t just good public policy; it’s good economics for local businesses, Rivera stressed. “It’s helped our downtown businesses,” as residents are shopping more locally and has saved city residents about $2 million annually, in gas and vehicle maintenance costs, he said.By John BurtonJohn Burton can be reached at 732-219-5788 or by jburton@tworivertimes.com.More stories in the Two River Times Crossroads series:Local Readers Offer Solutions (April 17 edition)Hazardous Crosswalks: Ambulance Hits Pedestrian on Broad Street (April 3, 2015)Hazardous Crosswalks: Walkers Share Collision Tales (Edition of April 3, 2015)Fair Haven Cycling Safety on the Fast Track (Edition of April 3, 2015)Editorial Opinion: Pedestrian Accident Urgent Reminder We Need Safer Street Crossings (Edition of April 3, 2015)Safety Moving Forward in Red Bank (Edition of March 20, 2015)Crossroads: Results of First Editorial Meeting About Pedestrian Safety in the Greater Red Bank Area (Edition of March 13, 2015)last_img read more