Mr Dominica show to feature in Carnival 2012

first_imgLocalNews Mr Dominica show to feature in Carnival 2012 by: – December 16, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Reigning Miss Dominica; Jacintha Fagan (SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW).The Dominica Festivals Committee has revealed that a Mr. Dominica show will be added to the Carnival 2012 line up.“The Real Mas” which was officially launched at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday evening is carded for February 20th and 21st, 2012 in Dominica.Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Mrs Natalie Clarke-Meade in giving an overview of “The Real Mas” highlighted the activities making the calendar of events for Carnival 2012.“February 4th, 2012 Carnival semi-finals, Rotaract Princess Show February 5th, 2012, the Portsmouth Carnival 5th February, Pan Association 7th of February, 2012, Ole Mass and Sensay Festival the 8th, Leo Club Junior Monarch on the 9th, Mr Dominica enters the scene 10th February, Bouyon Fanatic Show on the 11th, Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Teenage Pageant on the 12th, Swinging Stars Lagoon Jam on the 13th, Clash of the Tents on 15th, Stardom King of the Tent on the 15th, Showdown Champ of the Camp on the 16th, Miss Dominica Show on the 18th, Calypso Monarch on the 19th, Kiddies Carnival on the 19th, Mini Carnival Bord La Mer on the 19th, Jouvert 4 -10am, Traditional Mass on 20th, Costume Band and Road Parade.”Another highlight of Carnival activities is the Miss Dominica Pageant, and six ladies officially signed their contracts to vie for the title at Thursday’s launching.[nggallery id=104]They are Kimberly Jno. Charles of St. Joseph, Francille Lavenier of Pichelin sponsored by Bullseye Pharmacy, Nadira Lando of Bataca, Ameka Cognet of Elmshall, Indianna Griffith of Goodwill and Shannel Dubique of Petite Soufriere.Meantime Minister of Tourism Ian Douglas told Thursday’s launching that a museum to preserve what he calls “one of the most significant event on our cultural and tourism calendar” – carnival.“We also need to think about saving the queens costumes, preserving them in such a way that we could start building a museum of carnival so that we could offer probably at the Old Mill, some kind of museum so that when the visitors come we could take them there and tell the story of carnival.”LIME Dominica is also the headline sponsor and they are contributing $190, 000.00 to the Dominica Festivals Committee. Of that sum $150, 000.00 will be a cash donation and the balance in technical support. General Manager of LIME Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste, said the company’s commitment to Dominica remains firm and that they will continue to play a leading role in the development of Dominica.Mr Baptiste further in urging customers to choose LIME noted that 20% of its shares belong to the people of Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 332 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Azusa drug, gun probe continues

first_imgAZUSA – Police said on Wednesday they expect more people to be arrested in a $1.1 million drug and weapons bust in an industrial warehouse on the northwest side of town. About 200,000 Ecstasy pills, which go for at least $5 a pill on the street, were found along with a cache of guns, which Azusa Sgt. Tim Harrington said he couldn’t put a value to. Capt. Sam Gonzalez said the FBI will eventually take over the case. “With the size and amount recovered from that lab, there has to be more involved than just one person,” Gonzalez said. Mihran Nishan Panian, 32, of Pasadena is expected to be arraigned in federal court next week. Panian was arrested Monday on suspicion of transporting and selling a controlled substance and is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail at the Inmate Reception center in Los Angeles, authorities said. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Photos: 10 images that sum up the A’s wild-card loss

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.The Oakland A’s returned to the MLB playoffs, but much like last year, they didn’t make much noise as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1.The Wild Card playoff game started out with hope. MC Hammer threw out the first pitch, but starter Sean Manaea got in trouble early and gave up three home runs, including a lead-off. That put the Athletics in a hole they couldn’t get out of. Save for a run scored by Marcus Semien …last_img read more

West Ohio Agronomy Day Jan. 9

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 9th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private) will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been approved and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits are available in 2A and 2C.Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time to talk about “Safety is in Your Hands.” Attendees will also participate in a “Corn and Soybean Insect Update” by Dr. Kelley Tilmon, OSU Entomologist; “Finding Value in your Data” by Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Agronomy Specialist; and a “Weed Management Update” and “Weed Management 201” by Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension, Auglaize County. In addition, Dennis Riethman (OSUE Mercer County) will be presenting on “Forages and Livestock,” Amanda Bennett, (OSUE Miami County) will be providing the update on “Fumigation, and Sam Custer (OSUE Darke County) will be offering “Budgeting for your 2017 Corn and Soybean Crops.”The evening portion of the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney. This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative personnel. We will be providing only Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License. These trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.Sponsors for the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day (to date) include Personal Crop Insurance (Warsaw, IN), Fertilizer Dealer Supply (Anna), Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed (Jackson Center), New Ag Horizons (Minster), Lena Ag Center (Conover), Farm Credit Mid-America (Versailles), Ohio Soybean Council, B&B Ag Vantages (Conover), Precision Agri Services Planter and Technology Services (Minster), A.G. Boogher & Son, Inc. (Wapakoneta), Kroeger Sales and Service (Delphos), Precision Agri-Services, Inc. (Minster), Otte Ag, LLC (Maria Stein), and Shelby County Farm Bureau. Thank You for your support.Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license can visit to register online with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. These forms can also be picked up at OSU Extension offices.Others who want to attend can register by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or by emailing Debbie Brown at [email protected] by December 30th. Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10). read more

Despite Hype, Companies Doubt the Benefits of Collaboration Tools

first_imgFor all of the excitement generated by the wide range of Web-based business collaboration tools out there, you’d think most companies would be touting the revolutionary effects that these products have had. Instead, most companies are seeing very few, if any, benefits from online collaboration software, at least according to a new report by Forrester. Of the survey’s respondents, 64% said they saw anywhere from zero to four benefits after implementing collaboration software. Those benefits do appear to increase, however, as companies invest in more such tools. In other words, deploying a robust suite of collaboration tools leads to greater efficiency and faster time-to-market for product launches. It also helps to integrate them directly into existing product development processes and the workflows people are already using. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#biz#tips john paul titlow Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The biggest advantage such software does offer is in reducing travel costs, which 62% of businesses reported as a payoff. Improved communication and project management were also cited. As the workforce becomes increasingly decentralized, it’s clear that remote collaboration tools are rather useful. The report notes that 42% of all workers do at least part of their job outside the office in a typical month. For this ever-growing number, Web-based productivity tools are increasingly indespensable. What Collaboration Tools Are Companies Investing In?Of all the money businesses are investing in collaboration, most of it is going toward team workspaces, social tools and real-time communication software. At the bottom of the list of things companies are planning on investing more in is hosted email. As much buzz surrounds cloud-based email services, companies seem to be sticking with their existing on-premises email solutions for now. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Priyanka seeks probe into Navodaya school student death in U.P.

first_imgCongress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to order an inquiry into the alleged suicide of a school student in the State.“The body of the student was found in her hostel room in mysterious circumstances. It bore injuries, but no post-mortem was done. Her family has said the girl was murdered,” Ms. Vadra said in a November 28 letter to the Chief Minister.On September 16, the body was found hanging from the ceiling of her hostel room. The police said a suicide note, found in the room, read that she was taking the extreme step as her room-mates had publicly humiliated her over the theft of some snacks.However, her father filed a complaint against the school principal, the hostel warden and two students, alleging that his daughter was murdered.Ms. Vadra said the family had the right to know the action taken. “They have every right to know what had happened to their daughter and who all were involved. Is the administration trying to shield someone,” she asked.“To ensure the safety of girls, it is important that action be taken in this matter,” she added.Ms. Vadra’s letter came after Congress leader Jitin Prasada visited the family on November 19 and demanded an inquiry.last_img read more

Family basks in Vijender Kumar’s success

first_imgNothing beats an Olympic medal in India. With it comes a lot of glory and money. It can change the life of not only those who win it, but also their family.Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Kumar ‘s success story is one such example. While Vijender gained star status in India, his brother Manoj Kumar, an ex-national level boxer and ex-armyman, and father Mahipal Singh are now among the A-listers in Haryana.Top politicians, including chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala drop in whenever they come to the airport near the village.Vijender has invested his money smartly and his property dealer brother has helped him in that endeavour. “Vijender owns property in posh areas like DLF, Gurgaon, and Punchkula,” said Vijender’s uncle Vedpal. Apart from that, the boxer owns a fully air-conditioned three-storey house in the village where a highcapacity generator ensures constant power supply.Manoj left the Army after Vijender’s success at the 2008 Olympics. He has turned into a property dealer and is quite happy in his new role. He said that Kaluwas took centrestage after Vijender’s medal and the village now has proper roads.”Earlier, it was a secluded village. Kaluwas is widely known for Vijender and his medal has brought a lot of prestige to our family and village,” Manoj told Mail Today. He said Vijender’s feat encouraged the villagers to take up boxing as a career.”Sport blurs social boundaries. Earlier, boxing in the village was mainly a sport for higher castes, but now parents from other sections of society are sending their children to academies,” he said.advertisement”Our family had been known for producing boxers for a long time, but after 2008 many boys from the village took up boxing seriously and now around 25 of them have got government jobs through the sports quota,” he said.Success comes at a price, for Vijender’s family, it’s the freedom of roaming around in the village and nearby areas, which has become a thing of past.”Now at least one TV van is stationed permanently outside our village home. The number increases whenever Vijender is in the village. Earlier, we used to play cricket with the village boys, but we can’t afford that freedom since we are chased by media wherever we go,” said Vedpal.last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan showed they can upset anyone on their day, says Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed disappointment after losing against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final but said that his team has just lost a game of cricket against a side which outplayed them.Pakistan came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs.”Indeed (disappointing). Congratulations to Pakistan and their fans. The way they turned things around speaks volumes of the talent they have in their side. They can upset anyone on their day,” said Kohli in the post-match presentation ceremony.The India skipper said that it was indeed disappointing to lose but he was proud of the team as they played some really good cricket to enter the finals of the Champions Trophy.”Credit to Pakistan; they outplayed us. We never took anyone lightly. They were more intense and more passionate,” he said.”We haven’t won the final, have lost a game of cricket, and that’s all. We need to move on and learn from our mistakes. We just weren’t good enough on the day. We will take that on the chin and move on,” he added.Chasing such a big target, that too in the finals was never going to be easy and India had pinned all its hopes on Virat Kohli, one of the best chasers in the world as he had done so many times for the Men in Blue in the past.advertisementBut Kohli (5), the big match player did not get going, along with Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (21), and the defending never came back into the game after that.Mohammad Amir, who did not play in the semis, produced a brilliant spell of pace bowling and took the priced scalps of the top three Indian batsmen to leave the Men in Blue at bay.The only standout performance came from all-rounder Hardik Pandya who raised hopes through his brilliant innings of 76 off 43 balls after the team after they were reduced 72 for the loss of six wickets went in vain.Pandya was involved in a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja and was run-out. It was formalities for Pakistan after that and they clinched the win by bowling out India for 158 in the 31st over.Apart from Pandya, no other Indian batsmen could play freely and were found struggling against a steaming Pakistan bowling attack.Amir picked up three wickets for 16 runs from his six overs. Apart from him, Hasan Ali picked up three wickets for 16 runs and Shadab Khan had two wickets for 60. Junaid Khan also chipped in with a wicket.In contrast, opener Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant century and a late hitting from middle order led Pakistan to 338 for the loss of four wickets after they were put into bat.Put into bat, the Men in Green had a perfect start as both Azhar Ali and Zaman shared a 128-run opening stand to put their team on road of a massive first innings-score.Both the batsmen didn’t spare any of the Indian bowlers, except Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and scored on all parts of the ground.However, in a complete mix up, Ali got run out at his individual score of 59.Zaman, who made his debut in the tournament, continued his dream run as he scored his first ODI hundred. The left-hander was literally brutal as he smashed 12 fours and 3 massive sixes during the course of the innings.In trying to up the ante, he got out but not before scoring a brilliant 114 off just 108 balls.Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam also chipped in with handy contributions towards the end of the innings and helped their team go past 300 marks.Hafeez smashed 3 sixes and 4 boundaries during the course of his innings.Zaman was adjudged the Man of the Match while Hasan Ali was declared the Player of the Tournament.last_img read more

Wrestler Sushil Kumar insists he’s ready for Asian Games

first_imgAt a sponsors event in Mumbai, all the top draw Indian wresters posed merrily amidst the usual jostling by media persons. After Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sakshi Malik’s Olympic success, Indian pehalwans have been used to such attention.Most media requests were expectedly reserved for Sushil, before he heads to Georgia for a ten-day camp ahead of the 2018 Asian games. Cliched responses to questions about his Asian games preparedness followed.Sushil is one of India’s tallest Olympians – the only two-time individual Olympic medal winner including a Bronze in Beijing 2008 and a Silver in London 2012.But he is not carrying much competition success to Jakarta for the Games. Sushil lost a rare bout at a Grand prix event in Georgia last month.A media report indicating Indian Wrestling Federation’s unhappiness about Sushil’s form and move to keep standbys had been published the same morning. No questions were asked but Sushil had padded up anticipating the media seeking his response on the matter.”Usi pe poochna hai na? Angrezi nahi aati, lekin muje bataya kisi ne aaj chapa hai (Want to ask on that? Don’t know English but I was told it published today),” he said.The rest of the interaction revolved around Sushil’s Asian Games’ preparations until someone pointed out, the only competition where the legend hadn’t won a medal is the Asian games.”It does not matter. If athletes think this way, they will not be able to perform well. This is what I believe,” he later told India Today.advertisementPlaying down the loss in Georgia he says Asian games will be a different proposition. “The loss happened and it was forgotten the same day. One has to learn from it but it does not matter. I lost in a competition in Italy too before the Commonwealth Games before I did well,” he says.The Commonwealth Gold is the only medal of note for Sushil of late after dramatically missing the Rio Olympics following a much-publicised quota controversy involving Narsingh Yadav.The 35-year-old grappler, now competing in the 74 kg category, may not have the agility of yesteryears but will bank on his experience.Ask him about the pain of missing out on 2016 Rio olympics and his ambitions for Tokyo 2020 and he says, “Right now am focused on Asian Games. Your well wishes have always been there, country’s well wishes have been there and every time people say that Silver and Bronze have been achieved, but one thing remaining is Gold. So we will work hard for that.”last_img read more