Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Council on Ageing to host Grandparents Day by: – September 7, 2013 Tweet 7 Views no discussions Share Sunday, 8th September will be observed in Dominica as Grand Parents Day with a Sports, Game and Culture activity on the Geneva Playing Field in Grand Bay from 10:00am.There will be games including Lime & Spoon, Bag Race, Relay, Filling The Bottle, Tick Tock, Spin The Top, Head/Stone Race, Rounders, Dominoes, Cards, Sack Race, Frog Race and Ring Games. In order to participate in these games, you must register and pay $1.00.There will also be a flea market as well as eats and drinks with entertainment from Sakis, Elf Henderson and a high five.This activity is part of this month’s observance as Month of the Elderly organized by the Dominica Council on Ageing under the theme; “Come Walk In My Shoes”. “We want the younger ones to assist us, it’s a way of bridging the generation gap and it also tells us and tells them; do for me what you would like me to do for you,” president of the St. Jerome’s Ministry and 2010 First Caribbean International Bank’s Unsung Hero, Ignatia Pascal said.They anticipate that many grandparents and older persons from all over Dominica will join in the activity which also ties in with Caribbean Wellness Month.While grandparents will be involved in sporting activities, the highlight is to have children do some sort of sporting activity for the grandparents. “I suppose many people know the negative things [being said] about grandparents like we watching their business, we are talking too much and those kinds of things,” Mrs Pascal noted.However, she reiterated that grandparents are “knowledgeable, we are talented, we are humorous, we are ageless, we are skillful, we are observant, we are lifesavers” and should therefore be appreciated. The Council has prepared handmade gift cards which will be on sale at $2.00. Children are encouraged to purchase these for their grandparents.“One may say my grandparent is out of state, my grandparent lives wherever and so on, fine. On the spot, you adopt a grandparent,” Mrs Pascal explained.There will also be the Most Popular Grandparent contest and a song request competition. The grandparent who obtains the most points during the sporting activity and the most greetings during the song request program will be judged the winner.Mrs Pascal also appealed to bus drivers to allow grandparents to travel to and from the activity free of charge on Sunday.“It’s not difficult to do that because these are the same ones who travel to town every day, every week, every month they travel to town on the buses so I think this is an opportunity to give something back”. Dominica Vibes News
Share 373 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Midwestern students joins relief efforts for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – September 1, 2015 Share The Midwestern State Caribbean Students Organization has joined in Dominica’s relief efforts following the damaged caused by Tropical Storm Erika. The student’s organization, with assistance from the majority of the student body, is collecting supplies to send to Dominica. The needed items include wheel chairs, diapers, baby food, formula and bottles, non-perishable foods, canned goods and medical supplies, bed linen supplies, sanitary napkins and other emergency supplies. Collections boxes are in the Moffett Library, the Clark Student Center at the Dillard College of Business administration. There are several Dominicans attending the Midwestern State University.Tropical Storm Erika took Dominica by surprise last Thursday morning killing 31 and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Several countries have to Dominica’s assistance donating food supplies, clothing, water, helicopters and search and rescue teams and monetary contributions.
154 Views no discussions Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)The Dominica Government has expressed “absolute solidarity” with the United Kingdom following a terror attack in Britain on Wednesday 22 March 2017.Twenty-nine people were treated in hospital, including seven in critical condition, some with “catastrophic” injuries. Among them were French school children and foreign tourists.The attacker mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster bridge, killing two, and then jumped out and stabbed to death a police officer guarding parliament before being shot dead.Speaking at a town hall meeting in Paix Bouche on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit condoled with the families affected by the terror attack.“Let me first of all, on behalf of the government and people of Dominica, extend our solidarity with the Government and people of the United Kingdom on the senseless act against the British people and to extend our sympathies and prayers to the families of those whose lives were taken away from them,” the Prime Minister said.The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday 23 March 2017 claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament.The Dominica Government has expressed “absolute solidarity” with the United Kingdom following a terror attack in Britain on Wednesday 22 March 2017.Twenty-nine people were treated in hospital, including seven in critical condition, some with “catastrophic” injuries. Among them were French school children and foreign tourists.The attacker mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster bridge, killing two, and then jumped out and stabbed to death a police officer guarding parliament before being shot dead.Speaking at a town hall meeting in Paix Bouche on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit condoled with the families affected by the terror attack.“Let me first of all, on behalf of the government and people of Dominica, extend our solidarity with the Government and people of the United Kingdom on the senseless act against the British people and to extend our sympathies and prayers to the families of those whose lives were taken away from them,” the Prime Minister said.The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday 23 March 2017 claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament.“Dominica stands, as we have been doing, to work with nations across the world, to fight terrorism of any form. Because with the presence of terrorism, it is creating a very uncertain and unstable world for all of us and all of us will suffer the consequences of that,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.The carnage was unleashed on the same day Brussels was marking the anniversary of Islamic State group bombings that killed 32 people.Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to intelligence services.“An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” May told a packed House of Commons, which stood for a minute’s silence in remembrance of the victims of Wednesday’s strike on the symbol of Britain’s democracy.“So we stand in absolute solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom as they mourn the tragic loss of lives in that beautiful country,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated.“Dominica stands, as we have been doing, to work with nations across the world, to fight terrorism of any form. Because with the presence of terrorism, it is creating a very uncertain and unstable world for all of us and all of us will suffer the consequences of that,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.The carnage was unleashed on the same day Brussels was marking the anniversary of Islamic State group bombings that killed 32 people.Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to intelligence services.“An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” May told a packed House of Commons, which stood for a minute’s silence in remembrance of the victims of Wednesday’s strike on the symbol of Britain’s democracy.“So we stand in absolute solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom as they mourn the tragic loss of lives in that beautiful country,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated. Share Sharing is caring! InternationalLocalNewsPoliticsPrint Dominica stands in ‘absolute solidarity’ with UK by: Dominica Vibes News – March 23, 2017 Share Share Tweet
Sebanyak 29 persen mengaku berada dalam kereta yang toiletnya tidak bisa digunakan oleh penyandang disabilitas. Kepala Kebijakan City Charity Scope, James Taylor mengatakan, masalah seperti wahana yang sulit diakses, layanan pelanggan yang buruk dan kurangnya informasi dapat membuat penyandang disabalitas sulit untuk bekerja, bersosialisasi dan hidup mandiri.“Yang mengkhawatirkan, penelitian ini telah menemukan setengah dari orang-orang cacat mengantisipasi mengalami masalah sebelum itu terjadi ketika menggunakan jaringan kereta api,” ujar Taylor.Adapula 31 persen penumpang disabilitas yang pernah mengalami perilaku antisosial atau diskriminatif dari penumpang lainnya seperti tanggapan agresif setelah meminta kursi prioritas. Beberapa mengatakan persepsi “hierarki” kebutuhan dalam hal prioritas tempat duduk di kereta seringkali berada di belakang konflik semacam itu, dengan mereka yang memiliki disabilitas yang kurang terlihat kadang-kadang dianggap kurang membutuhkan.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman theguardian.com (8/7/2019), karena masalah seperti stasiun yang tidak dapat diakses dan kurangnya tempat duduk prioritas di kereta, banyak penumpang penyandang disabilitas mengatakan mereka juga harus merencanakan perjalanan dengan cermat. Hal ini dilakukan dengan bepergian pada waktu yang tidak sibuk, memesan di awal dan memastikan mereka menyisakan cukup waktu untuk memungkinkan antisipasi kejadian yang tidak direncanakan seperti seperti menghadapi lift yang rusak.Meskipun 20 persen responden mengatakan mereka memesan bantuan penumpang terlebih dahulu sebelum bepergian dengan kereta, layanan ini tidak tersedia di beberapa stasiun dan secara keseluruhan kesadarannya rendah. Beberapa penumpang juga melaporkan masalah aksesibilitas di stasiun, dengan satu tantangan adalah jumlah tiket fisik, termasuk slip reservasi kursi, yang diperlukan untuk perjalanan.Penyandang disabilitas lain mengatakan bahwa jika konter tiket ditutup, mesin otomatis bisa menyulitkan bagi pengguna kursi roda atau mereka yang memiliki kekurangan, disleksia, ketidakmampuan belajar atau gangguan penglihata.Penelitian ini dilakukan pada tahun 2017 dan ada lebih dari 1.550 responden, yang memiliki berbagai kecacatan termasuk kondisi kesehatan mental, masalah mobilitas dan penglihatan atau gangguan pendengaran.“Kami sangat menyadari kesulitan yang dihadapi oleh penumpang cacat menggunakan kereta api kami, dan kami bekerja keras untuk memberikan peningkatan yang dibutuhkan. Karena penelitian ini dilakukan lebih dari dua tahun lalu, strategi transportasi inklusif kami telah memberikan akses bebas langkah di sekitar 1.500 stasiun,” ujar Departemen Transportasi.Pada hari Senin (8/7/2019), departemen mengumumkan akan menghabiskan tambahan £20 juta untuk meningkatkan aksesibilitas bagi penumpang kereta api penyandang disabilitas.Baca juga: Bepergian Sendiri, Penyandang Disabilitas ini Dilarang Mengudara oleh Hong Kong Airlines!“Sangat positif bahwa pemerintah menanggapi masalah ini dengan serius dengan menempatkan dana untuk membuat jaringan kereta api lebih mudah diakses oleh orang-orang cacat. Namun, pekerjaan lebih lanjut diperlukan dari pemerintah, perusahaan transportasi dan kelompok penumpang untuk memastikan orang-orang cacat dapat memiliki tingkat layanan yang sama dengan orang lain,” tambah Taylor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sumber: istimewa Penumpang dengan keterbatasan tubuh atau disabilitas kerap kali tak mendapat hak yang sama dengan penumpang umum lainnya. Bahkan penyandang disabilitas kesulitan menggunakan mesin tiket dan toilet ramah disabilitas yang kurang di dalam gerbong kereta.Baca juga: Lantaran Tak Diberikan Kursi Roda, Penumpang Disabilitas Alami Patah Tulang Saat Ke ToiletSelain itu perilaku antisosial dari penumpang lain dan beberapa masalah lainnya kerap kali dirasakan penyandang disabilitas. Hal ini kemudian membuat City Charity Scope di Inggris untuk mensurvei penyandang disabilitas terkait fasilitas yang diberikan Departemen transportasi di stasiun maupun gerbong kereta api. Survei yang ditanyakan kepada para penyandang disabilitas hasilnya ialah bahwa mereka mendapat masalah dalam perjalanan kereta api dimana 37 persen mengatakan pengumuman dalam gerbong tidak jelas.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Tadahiro Nomura is convinced he failed to have a chance to shoot for his fourth straight Olympic gold medal. But he’s not quite done yet on the tatami.Nomura, who was left off the list of the Japanese judo athletes for this summer’s Beijing Games after losing in the semifinals of the 60-kg division in the National Weight Class Invitational Tournament in Fukuoka last Saturday, offered his heartfelt feelings regarding retirement from judo, noting it’s too early to decide on his future, he expressed in his online blog “Nomura Style” (ameblo.jp/nomuratadahiro/). Instead of the three-time gold medalist (1996, 2000 and ’04) heading to Beijing, 23-year-old Hiroaki Hiraoka earned his first Olympic berth as the weight-class representative.“After finishing my bouts and until the representatives (for Beijing) were announced, I was hoping to compete in such a big stage like an Olympics for one more time — it doesn’t matter whether I was chosen by my past achievements or whatever — thinking, ‘My real ability isn’t like that,’ ” Nomura wrote in his latest diary on Tuesday.“(But) that hope didn’t come true. I have no complaints that I failed the selection because Hiraoka won it by himself with his genuine ability.”Nomura, 33, suggested that the challenge of competing in Beijing would be his last shot, and the media concluded that he would hang up his judo gear right after he missed the cut for the Japan Olympic team.Nomura didn’t dispute the notion retirement is an option, but said he doesn’t want to make a quick decision and that there’s a possibility his career will continue.“I don’t deny the fact that I’m thinking about retirement,” the native of Nara Prefecture said. “But I have feelings as to whether I should end my career in this fashion.“If I had given everything and lost, or a man that makes me feel I can’t beat this guy appears, then I would be able to determine it’s time to retire with conviction. “But honestly speaking, I don’t feel that way yet.”Nomura said he’s considering having surgery on his right knee (he tore a ligament last May) and then undergoing physical rehabilitation. During this time, he’ll think about his future in the sport.“The fellow 60-kg competitors can wait and be frightened, thinking, ‘Nomura might come back.’ “ GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
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Tipperary jockey Rachel Blackmore’s dream of a Cheltenham Festival success has become reality in spectacular style.She partnered A Plus Tard to a runaway victory in the Close Brothers Chase on the first day of the meeting.The Killenaule native dusted herself down after a heavy fall earlier and spoke of the joy of a moment to savour. The second day of the Cheltenham Festival goes ahead as planned.The Ladies Day card was under threat as high winds had been forecast for the Prestbury Park area, but those have subsided.The course passed a preliminary inspection two hours earlier than expected.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker continued a strong 2014 season by being named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November.The third-year kicker connected on all seven of his field goal attempts, including a 55-yard try in the Monday night win over New Orleans on Nov. 24. Tucker kicked four field goals in last Sunday’s loss to San Diego.The 2013 Pro Bowl selection is 25-for-28 on the season with his only misses coming from 55 or more yards away. He currently ranks as the NFL’s all-time most accurate kicker (100 attempts minimum) with a 91.2 percent success rate and has connected on 59 of his last 60 attempts from under 55 yards.The 25-year-old was also named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making the game-winning field goal in Cleveland in Week 3.