Friday is Emancipation Dress Day

first_imgThe Cultural Division has organised a week of activities to observe Emancipation 2020 and one of the planned activities is an Emancipation Dress Day on Friday, July 31st 2020.All are invited to participate in the Emancipation Dress Day by wearing any kind of Creole or African wear on that day.The purpose of that day is to encourage the general public to embrace Dominica’s cultural identity and help promote cultural expression and in that way contribute to the celebration of Emancipation 2020. Share AnnouncementsLifestyleLocalNews Friday is Emancipation Dress Day by: – July 27, 2020 117 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Minimizing brownouts an achievement – ILECO 2

first_imgAccording to Padilla, one way ILECO 2 mitigated brownouts was theclearing of vegetation invading power lines and electricity poles. ILOILO – Minimizing power outages in its service area last yearwas an achievement, according to Iloilo Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ILECO) 2. Padilla also said ILECO 2 troubleshooting teams improved theirresponse time in 2019./PN From Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2019 brownouts stretched for anaccumulated 1.79 hours only, said Una Padilla, technical manager of ILECO 2. Most of the causes of the power failures were wayward truckstripping power cables and overloaded transformers. According to Padilla, ILECO 2 has 121,524 member-consumers fromthe component city of Passi and the towns of Pototan, Mina, Dingle, Dueñas, SanEnrique, Bingawan, Calinog, Lambunao, Badiangan, Janiuay, New Lucena, Zarraga,Barotac Nuevo, and Dumangas.center_img “Naka-massiveclearing kita,” he said. Of the NGCP-caused brownouts, Padilla said the longest was on Oct.29 and 30, 2019 and also covered – aside from Iloilo – the provinces of Aklan,Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Iloilo City. This was way shorter than the accumulated 5.34 hours of brownoutsin 2018, stressed Padilla. On the other hand, according to Padilla, power failures mostlycaused by the tripping off of the submarine cables of the National Grid Corp.of the Philippines (NGCP) reached 106.45 hours – higher than 2018’s accumulated38.15 hours of power interruption due to NGCP cable trip-offs.last_img read more

EHS swimmers recognized for academic success

first_imgELLSWORTH — Both the Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams received a National Scholar Team Award for their academic success this season.The teams both qualified for the “silver level” award, which is for teams who have a combined grade point average ranging between 3.50 and 3.749.The Eagle boys have a combined GPA of 3.640, and the girls have a 3.633.The gold level is for teams with a combined GPA ranging from 3.75 to 4.00, and bronze is for teams with a GPA between 3.20 and 3.499. Awards are given by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America Inc.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth teams will be recognized with a certificate sent by mail noting their accomplishments.last_img read more

Barbados Pride beat Red Force by huge 292 runs

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Barbados Pride pulled off an emphatic victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here yesterday, when they crushed their perennial arch-rivals by 292 runs, to notch their first win of the newly minted Regional Four-Day Championship.The visitors secured victory in the first over after lunch on the final day of the second round contest, as Red Force crumbled for an embarrassing 99 in their second innings, in pursuit of an unlikely target of 392 at Queen’s Park Oval.Pride’s assault was led by captain Kevin Stoute who snatched three for 14 while fellow seamer, Test bowler Kemar Roach, finished with three 33.Resuming the day on 57 for three, Red Force lost their last six wickets for 42 runs – with opener Jeremy Solozano again unable to bat because of illness.Other than Kyle Hope (26) and Yannic Cariah (25) who perished on Sunday’s third day, no other batsman made it into double figures.Pride were forced to wait until the eighth over of the morning before finding success when Roach had captain Yannick Ottley, yet to score overnight, caught at the wicket for two with the score on 64.In the very next over, left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican had nightwatchman Marlon Richards caught at bat-pad for seven without any addition to the overall score, to leave Red Force reeling.Debutant Jyd Goolie spent 46 minutes and 26 balls over nine before he was bowled by Stoute who struck again in his next over by removing Roshon Primus to a catch at the wicket for two, at 80 for seven.Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo holed out in the deep off pacer Justin Greaves for eight before lunch as the Red Force innings lay in ruins at 99 for eight at the interval.And Roach applied the finishing touches immediately following the break when he bowled Jon-Russ Jaggesar for three.For their efforts, Pride took away 18.4 points while Red Force mustered four.PRIDE 1st innings 242RED FORCE 1st innings 168PRIDE 2nd innings 317-2 decl.RED FORCE 2nd innings (target: 392 runs)(o.n. 57 for three)K. Hope b Stoute 26Imran Khan c wkp. Rampersad b Roach 0Y. Cariah b Williams 25M. Richards c Phillips b Warrican 7Y. Ottley c wkp. Rampersaud b Roach 2J. Goolie b Stoute 9S. Katwaroo c Warrican b Greaves 8R. Primus c Rampersaud b Stoute 2S. Cottrell not out 8J. Jagessar b Roach 3J. Solozano ret. outExtras: (b-1, lb-5, nb-3) 9Total: (all out, 53 overs) 99Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-50, 3-56, 4-64, 5-64, 6-78, 7-80, 8-88, 9-99.Bowling: Roach 12-4-33-3 (nb-2), Greaves 11-5-23-1, Chase 4-2-8-0, Stoute 12-6-14-3, Warrican 8-4-10-1, Williams 5-2-5-1, Charles 1-1-0-0.Points: Pride 18.4 points, Red Force 4.Man-of-the-Match: Anthony Alleyne.last_img read more

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary looking for volunteers, candy for upcoming ‘Trick or Treat’ Event

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — ‘Trick Or Treat’ is coming back to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.Volunteers and employees of the NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will help deck out the museum with spooky designs and decorations. Last year, over 2,000 trick-or-treaters explored the haunted museum, grabbing candy and putting together arts and crafts.“On Halloween, it’s really a completely different atmosphere, and so we draw new people into the sanctuary, and they see what a fascinating, fun place it is,” said Katie Wolf, Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Director. “We also have educational craft activities at night.”The event is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend. ‘Trick or Treat’ takes place Friday, October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Volunteers and candy donations are needed to put this event on for the youngster to enjoy. Last year, the sanctuary actually ran out of candy for trick-or-treaters.If you would like to help volunteer or would like to make a candy donation, email the sanctuary at thunderbay@noaa.gov or call the sanctuary at 989-356-8805.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Candy, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Halloween, NOAA, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, trick or treat, VolunteersContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for September 25Next Michigan State Police’s Marine Services Team training at the sanctuary this weeklast_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Celebrates Literary Journal Publication

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityThe Saint Martin’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will celebrate the second annual publication of the university’s literary and artistic journal, SMUniverse, with a reading at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the O’Grady Library’s Benedictine Reading Room. The journal, which was edited by members of the society, includes creative writing and visual art by current SMU students. For the first time this year, SMUniverse is also publishing stories by the winners of the Teen Short Story Contest organized by the Lacey Loves to Read program at North Thurston Public Schools.“Our students have put together an excellent edition,” says faculty sponsor Jamie Olson, Ph.D., associate professor of English. “I’m impressed with the editorial work that the members of Sigma Tau Delta have done this spring, and I’m happy that they’ve continued the tradition that we began last year with the inaugural issue of SMUniverse.”The two North Thurston students whose stories appear in the journal are Aiyana Leetch, a sixth-grader at Woodland Elementary School, and Megan Jacobs, a junior at Timberline High School. Leetch’s story, “Ruby,” describes a small red planet projected to crash into our own, and it ends with chaos reigning on Earth: “As I look south toward home from our spot in the high desert I see the smoke fires rising from the city. The planet covered in swirling red and white clouds looms above it all like a huge, angry eye.”Jacobs’ story, “Irresponsible,” concerns a boy named Andy who is routinely chastised by friends and family for his forgetfulness and unreliability. After a misunderstanding, the boy is wrongly accused of bicycle theft: “It’s the police officer that sits dutifully at his desk that says it. ‘Irresponsible.’ He says a few other things too, but that’s not really the main focus. Andy’s the only other person in the room, and he stares at the cracked, bare ground and sits on the bench provided for him…”Betty Ramirez, the Sigma Tau Delta chapter president, hopes that the stories by the two contest winners will inspire others to write and share what is in their imagination. “The subjects of the stories amazed me,” says Ramirez, who will graduate this spring with her B.A. in English. “These are apocalyptic, simple and humorous, everyday-life stories. Having them in our magazine helps motivate everyone to write, and they remind us adults to step out of our adult shoes!”Ramirez led the editing of this year’s issue of SMUniverse, with layout and design done by Amy Pollard, a junior English major and chapter vice president. Other chapter members helped judge submissions and make final selections for the journal. Besides the two stories by Leetch and Jacobs, SMUniverse includes 32 works by Saint Martin’s students, from lyric poems to longer essays and stories, and from photographs to line drawings. The journal’s striking cover was designed by Makenzie Wetz, a 2013 SMU graduate and former member of Sigma Tau Delta.“We have a talented group of committed students,” says faculty co-sponsor Julia Chavez, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. “It is a pleasure to see them sharing their intellectual enthusiasm with the campus community.”Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. Its mission is to foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language and writing; provide cultural stimulation on college campuses; promote interest in literature and the English language in nearby communities; and confer distinction for high achievement in the discipline of English.Kappa Upsilon, the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, was founded in 1968 by the late Leslie G. “Les” Bailey, Ph.D., a beloved and longtime professor of English at Saint Martin’s. It is one of more than 800 active chapters in the U.S. and abroad, each of which promotes exemplary character and good fellowship among its members. Students who join the chapter make a commitment to serve society by fostering literacy and sharing their enthusiasm for the English language and its literature.The reading and celebration on the evening of May 7 will include light refreshments. For more information, please write to jolson@stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Clarkson arrives in Indonesia just in time to watch PH team

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid in Super Cup MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Clarkson, who travelled from Los Angeles and had a layover in Singapore, went straight to the GBK Basketball Hall after he landed in Jakarta Thursday and was able to catch his national team as they duked it out against Kazakhstan in the third quarter.The Philippines easily handled the Kazakhs 96-59 while Clarkson watched from the bench beside Asi Taulava.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The NBA initially disallowed Clarkson to join the Philippines in the Asian Games since the league only allows its players to play in the Olympics and Fiba tournaments.Clarkson was then given a “one-time exception” to play in the continental meet after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ persuasion. The 26-year-old swingman will have four days to acclimate himself with his new team and learn head coach Yeng Guiao’s system. /jeRELATED VIDEOcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson, right, watches on the bench as he arrives during a match against Philippines and Kazakhstan at the men’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Clarkson will play with the Philippine team on the next games. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)It took a lot to put Jordan Clarkson in the Philippine bench but it finally happened through hook and crook.After the NBA’s reversal regarding Clarkson’s inclusion to the Philippine team, the Cleveland Cavalier eventually joined the men’s national basketball team in the Indonesia Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Horford out with sore left knee, Morris starts in his place

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) and center Al Horford (42) celebrate after scoring during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 123-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ATLANTA — Celtics forward Al Horford has a sore left knee and will miss a game for the first time of the season.Marcus Morris took Horford’s spot in the lineup against Atlanta, making his first start since last season.ADVERTISEMENT Atletico hosts Barcelona with chance to take lead in Spain Horford was listed as probable with the same injury before Wednesday’s home loss to the New York Knicks but finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes. Coach Brad Stevens decided to rest him after Friday’s shoot-around.Horford is averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in his third season with the Celtics. The 12-year veteran spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMorris is averaging 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 17 games.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Brooklyn Park, Sister City Kakata, Cultivate Connection

first_imgMinnesota may be known for the Twin Cities, but municipalities in the state also have more than 40 “sister cities” around the world. Brooklyn Park has gone the extra 5,500 miles to connect with its sister, Kakata, Liberia, sending officials there in March 2012 as part of its effort to bolster good relations with its own Liberian population.“Sister Cities is meaningful because we believe we have 5,000 to 6,000 Liberians in Brooklyn Park,“ Mayor Jeffrey Lunde said. Going to Liberia was a step toward elevating engagement with that community, he said. It “proved we were serious.”Brooklyn Park has one of the largest concentrations of Liberians outside the Republic of Liberia. The community accounts for about 10 percent of Brooklyn Park’s population, according to the city. Some of those residents fled from Kakata as refugees of the Liberian civil war and still have family in the African country, Lunde said. “The connection is very powerful.”The Sister Cities program, founded by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, promotes such connections by pairing U.S. and other cities around the world; the goal is to foster cross-cultural understanding and peaceful relationships. Brooklyn Park and Kakata became official “sisters” in July 2012 after delegations from each city had visited the other.A good startThe March 2012 trip to Kakata was “a goodwill kind of experience to learn about the country,” said Robin Martinson, community liaison officer with the Brooklyn Park Police Department. “Ever since we’ve been in Liberia, I think the community feels appreciated. [They] feel that we understand them better.”We’ve “seen that a gap has been bridged,” said Liberian Pastor Alexander Collins, CEO and president of New Horizons Resource Group. The nonprofit helped with the sister cities’ relationship, envisioning it as a way to bring the Liberian community and Brooklyn Park closer together. Collins said that since the trip he has seen his community become actively supportive of the sister city relationship and increasingly involved in Brooklyn Park. There’s a “sense of belonging here,” he said.Martinson said that “one great thing about the [2012] trip … you get to see things.” She explained that people were getting in trouble in Brooklyn Park for things that wouldn’t be considered a problem in Liberia, for example, like cramming people into cars for efficiency, a habit she observed while in Kakata.The right foundationEven before the sister city relationship, Brooklyn Park was trying to set the bar for outreach to its foreign-born community through its police department’s liaison program. The program launched in 2005 and has since received recognition from police departments internationally, Martinson said. “We know as a police force we can’t do anything without the community,” she said.Brooklyn Park also provides services for its foreign-born population through its New Americans Academy, which offers a once-per-month “new arrivals” class to help immigrants transition to the community, and through its Community Engagement Initiative Diversity Team.Also crucial to the city’s relationship with the Liberians in its community and with those in Kakata is the Liberian Ministers Association. “They help with the community here and back home,” Lunde said. “What we’ve given to them, they returned to us tenfold over,” he said.An equal exchangeCollins, of the New Horizon Resource Group, said the sister city relationship is not just one that exists on paper. The trip was part of a greater desire to see something visible happen in Liberia as part of a mutually beneficial effort, he said.Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Kenneth Prillaman has made several trips to Kakata to help the Liberian National Fire Service create an effective firefighting system. Brooklyn Park is also working with the Booker T. Washington Institute in Kakata, which has branches all over Liberia, to rebuild and to develop its curriculum. The cities are also looking at setting up an exchange program with the institute and some of Brooklyn Park’s community colleges, Lunde said.The cities plan to continue exchanging delegations in the future to promote learning and collaboration, according to the Brooklyn Park’s November 2013 sister city resolution.Liberians “know so much about America,” Martinson said, but unfortunately we don’t know as much about them. “[That’s] changing as people get to know more about each other.“I’ve learned … to take time to care and listen,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2018 Soca Monarch launches

first_imgAfter a two-year hiatus, the 2018 Carib Soca Monarch was launched at the Department of Culture, Education Ministry.The competition, which is slated for February 10 and 17, will see 15 performers competing for the grand prize of $1.5 million.At the press conference on Monday, Minister with responsibility for culture, Dr George Norton highlighted that the competition will now be under the purview of the Central Mash Committee. Minister Norton also stated that music is the bloodline of the Mashramani festival and urged local deejays and promoters to get involved in the publicising of the competition’s music.Minister with responsibility for culture, Dr George NortonCompetition Coordinator, Nigel Worrell, noted they received a total of 18 entries which was fine-tuned to a total of 15 semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists are Alisha “Sasha Melody” Hamid, Brandon Harding, Colwin “Lil Colwin” Blair, Colwyn “Soca Colwyn” Abrams, Delon “Soca Del” Azore, Diana Chapman, Jonathan “Lil Red” King, Keron “Norek Mas” Sam, Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts, Quacy “Avalanche” Coates, Roger “Young Bill Rogers” Hinds, Roshauna Fraser, Samantha Grant, Shellon “Fluffy” Gally and Stanton “Cardiac” Lewis.These 15 contestants will be heading to the mining town of Linden on February 10 for the semi-final leg of the competition, where five contestants will be eliminated. Then the remaining 10 will head to D’Urban Park in Georgetown to compete for the grand prize on February 17. They will be judged on lyrics, melody, rendition, diction and musical arrangement.The first prize winner will receive $1.5 million, 2nd prize $700,000; 3rd prize $500,000 and 4th prize $400,000. The Ministry is seeking to collaborate with a local telephone company to implement a People’s Choice Award which will see the winner receiving one hundred thousand dollars. The eleven newcomers will all be vying for the US$1000 prize of Best New Comer.last_img read more