Dominica on display in St. Thomas

first_imgLocalNews Dominica on display in St. Thomas by: – June 25, 2013 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 43 Views   no discussions Share Photograph compliments: Mrs Loreen Bannis-RobertsDominicans who are members of the Seventh Day Adventist, District One in St. Thomas put on an impressive booth of Dominican items at a cultural celebration at the weekend.The All Nations and Cultural Celebration was held at the Fort Christian Parking Lot on Saturday, 22nd June, 2013.The activity was organized in observance of the 150th anniversary of Seventh Day Adventist.According to a release from Dominica’s liaison officer, Diaspora Affairs Loreen Bannis-Roberts, there were various Dominican artifacts, promotional material and products on display at the celebration.“Available for sale were delicious foods that truly represented the taste of the Nature Island. There was Roast Breadfruit and Salt Fish, Smoke herring, Ton Ton, Cocoa Tea, Bread Fruit Pie, soup Roasted Corn, etc,” Mrs Roberts wrote.Photograph compliments: Mrs Loreen Bannis-RobertsMany other Caribbean islands were represented through the displays at the other booths.“All in all it was a very successful activity and very well organized. Hats off to all the Dominicans who are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on St. Thomas for all their efforts at giving Dominica prominence at this wonderful event”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Can Josh Tomlin Be Trusted on the Mound Right Now for the Indians?

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsIndiansJaysJosh Tomlin Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Josh Tomlin looked like a possible Cy Young candidate in the American League earlier this season for the Indians. Now as the team sits in first place on August 20th despite a loss to the Blue Jays, there has to be serious concern about the long term status of one of the cores in the rotation.Saturday night in a playoff atmosphere against the Jays at Progressive Field, Tomlin against was victim of the long ball, allowing three homers in an eventual 6-5 loss.The Tribe found themselves down 5-0 by the time they got to bat in the 4th inning, but gave Tomlin a chance at redemption as they scored five times to tie the game at five.With a fresh start, Tomlin let the team down, as he allowed a solo homer in the 5th to Edwin Encarnacion to put the Jays back up for good 6-5.Allowing homers are nothing new to Tomlin, as with allowing three on Saturday he’s up to 32, an American League high. He’s gotten lucky a number of times allowing just solo homers, but Saturday he gave up two solo homers and a two-run shot.“I’ve been throwing home runs all year,” Tomlin said after the loss. “They’ve come usually with no one on base, or with limited traffic.“Right now it seems like there’s traffic just about every inning, having to work around guys and they are making me pay for it with a crooked number as opposed to a single number. When doing it against a team like that it’s tough to come back from.” Tomlin hasn’t won a game since July 30th, a win over the last place A’s at Progressive Field, a night when he allowed two runs on six hits, still allowing a homer in that win.As a matter of fact, Tomlin has allowed at least one homer in all but two of his 23 starts this season. He’s allowed at least two homers in five starts, and three homers in three starts.“It’s my job to go out there and keep putting zeros on the board, so (the offense) can keep fighting, maybe change the game with one swing of the bat,” Tomlin said.“The game in the fifth inning just got away from me, I didn’t do a good enough job keeping guys off base and limiting the damage.”With the loss Tomlin, who at one point was 9-1 on the season, falls to 11-7, and has now lost four straight starts.In those starts, he’s allowed 23 runs in 20.2 innings, including seven homers posting an ERA of 10.01 in that stretch. With Terry Francona already dealing with 1/5 of the rotation in question with the long term status of Danny Salazar, he now has another problem with the issues surrounding Tomlin.Another issue is Tomlin’s inability to eat innings, as in three of his four starts in August he’s failed to pitch five innings. It’s a matter of trust when it comes to the belief in Tomlin. If he can’t be trusted as the Indians continue to head towards a hopeful division title, the team is going to have to come up with a backup plan.More outings like Saturday night is going to make Francona’s decision to sit Tomlin a lot easier, as the club simply can’t continue to allow him on the path he’s been on for most of August. last_img read more

Nadal has confirmed his participation in Rome, he will play after…

first_imgAfter omitting two tournaments in New York, including the US Open grand slam, Rafael Nadal confirmed his start at clay court in Rome, where he will defend his title. The stellar Spanish tennis player will appear on the court for the first time in seven months and after a coronavirus break. In the Italian capital, he will start preparing for the popular French Open.last_img

Joe Canning lines out with Shane Lowry at Irish Open Pro-Am

first_imgFormer One Direction star Niall Horan and fellow Irish pop-stars Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden are also taking par, as is actor James Nesbitt, rugby heroes Paul O’Connell and Keith Wood and racing legends AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Some of Ireland’s most notable celebrities will also be heading to the links to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am tomorrow.center_img Galway hurling star Joe Canning will tee off at 7.45am in familiar company as he plays with Cian Lynch of Limerick, Shane O’Donnell of Clare and their professional will be self-confessed GAA fan Shane Lowry. last_img

Stephen F. Austin’s Roberts Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior center Porsha Roberts has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Honorable mention this week goes to McNeese State freshman forward Frederica Haywood, Northwestern State junior guard Janelle Perez and Lamar junior guard JaMeisha Edwards. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women’s basketball sports information directors. Porsha Roberts had a huge week to help the Ladyjacks earn two more Southland Conference victories last week as she averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 steals per game. She led the team in scoring in both games on the road. Roberts matched a career-high with 32 points on Saturday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on 12-for-21 shooting to propel her team to a big 74-62 win. This marks the second time this season Roberts has earning player of the week.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.last_img read more

The South African Human Rights Commission

first_imgThe South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and the protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterWhat are human rights?Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. The list of human rights protected in South Africa is contained in the Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution, the highest law in our country.What are human rights violations?If someone ignores or abuses your rights, it is called a violation of those rights. For example, if someone treats a person differently because of his or her race, gender, age or ethnic group, that person’s right to equality is being abused or violated.What does the Commission do?In accordance with the Constitution and the Human Rights Commission Act of 1994, the tasks of the Human Rights Commission are to:Develop an awareness of human rights among the people of South Africa.Make recommendations to the state to improve the carrying out of human rights.Undertake studies and report to Parliament on matters relating to human rights.Investigate complaints of violations of human rights and seek appropriate relief.The Commission works with government, civil society and individuals, both in South Africa and internationally, acting as both a watchdog and a visible route through which people can access their rights.While the handling and management of complaints about human rights violations lies at the heart of the Commission’s work, it also aims to create a national culture of human rights through its advocacy, research and legal functions. In addition, the Commission monitors and develops standards of human rights law.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaWhat does the Commission investigate?The Commission investigates alleged violations of or threats to a fundamental right. It can do this on its own accord, or in response to a complaint laid by the public.What won’t the Commission investigate?The Commission has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints regarding to events that happened before 27 April 1994. It also does not investigate:Complaints based solely on hearsay, rumour or media reports; or one that is viewed to be frivolous, misconceived or incomprehensible.An anonymous complaint.A complaint that is subject of a dispute before a court.Complaints that are lodged more than three years after the alleged violation occurred.Complaining to the CommissionYou must lodge the complaint in the province where the alleged violation took place. You can do so personally or on behalf of another person or group, and you may request confidentiality.Once your complaint has been accepted, an investigator will be appointed within seven days and you’ll be contacted to confirm details.The Commission’s structureThe Human Rights Commission is made up of the commission, which sets out policy, and a secretariat, which implements policy. The chairperson is overall head, and there are up to 10 other commissioners, each responsible for a particular aspect of human rights – children, disability, civil rights, etc – as well as for a South African region.Commissioners are appointed by Parliament on a seven-year term, and can be reappointed for an additional term.The Commission has set up offices in all nine provinces to ensure that its services are widely accessible. See its complaints page for full contact details of its provincial offices.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaOn Twitter: @SAHRCommissionOn Facebook: www.facebook.com/sahumanrightscommissionSource: South African Human Rights CommissionReviewed February 2014Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Cartoon: Partial Text RSS Feeds

first_imgSome of my favorite blogs and news sites have one huge, grating shortcoming that keeps me from becoming an all-out fanboy: partial feeds. There’s a title, a supposedly tantalizing teaser, and a link to read the whole thing. The sites’ creators probably hope that will mean readers visit the site, click on ads and generate revenue.But I’ve been burned too often by mystery-meat teasers that fall far short of their promise, or that are ambiguously worded and turn out to be about something completely different. So nowadays those sites only get my attention when the teaser looks absolutely irresistible — and that’s a bar that’s high and rising.If a newspaper like The Guardian – one where the content is their business-model bread and butter – can figure out a way to make full-text feeds work, then it can’t be that tough for the rest of us. Come on, folks – open up the tubes. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web More Noise to Signal rob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Craig Newmark’s Keynote Unlocks the Secrets to Building a Community

first_imgTags:#conferences#web lidija davis A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img In an era where user generated content is changing our entire culture, rare is the company that can successfully harness the collective creativeness of its community, cultivate loyalty, make money consistently, and continue to flourish. Enter Craigslist. Listed as the tenth top site in America on Alexa and with close to 50 million unique visitors a month according to Compete, Craigslist is one of the few companies that appears to have worked it out. Yesterday, at the User Generated Conference in San Jose, CA, founder Craig Newmark gave us an insight into what has and what hasn’t worked for the privately held company.Recognize the Importance of a Feedback LoopIt all began in the fertile dot com era when Newmark, while working at Charles Schwab, realized the time was ripe to begin something of his own. In early 1995 he started sending out a simple CC list, e-mailing arts and tech events to a small group of interested subscribers. Very quickly, people started e-mailing him with news about jobs and apartments in the hope he would add them to his mailing list. “From the very beginning,” Newmark said, “I was involved in talking to people; listening to people. And it hasn’t stopped. The idea was that people send me information; I’d ask them about it, listen, try to do something about it – and then ask for more feedback.”Get Out of The WayBorrowing from a sixties phrase “lead, follow or get out of the way,” Newmark pointed out that while you may have a great idea, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have the skills to manage it or nurture its growth.After Newmark had about 240 addresses on his list, it started breaking. He needed a list server and began thinking of ways to move his email folders onto the Web, but what to call it? Anthony Batt, the man behind Buzznet, and clearly part of the original Craigslist community came to Newmark’s rescue. “Hey, we already call it Craigslist, may as well call it that and start building a brand.”The year was 1995 and Newmark began migrating his email folders over to the new Web site. The move instilled a new drive in Newmark who chose to keep the site personal and quirky. With the support of his loyal community, Newmark ran the site by himself for the next few years.But by the end of 1997 Craigslist hit three milestones.Craigslist hit one million pageviewsMicrosoft approached Newmark with an offer to run banner ads (he said no)People began approaching Newmark wanting to help with the site on a volunteer basisWhile he tried letting people run the site on a voluntary basis, in 1998 he realized it wasn’t working: “mainly because of lack of leadership on my part,” Newmark explained.Craigslist was incorporated in 1999, when Newmark decided it was time to make “this thing” into a company. By the end of that year he stopped coding and moved onto customer service and corporate governance full time. “Frankly, as a manager, I kinda suck,” Newmark explained, “but fortunately Jim [Buckmaster] didn’t.” By the end of 1999, Buckmaster was Craigslist’s CEO.“Getting out of the way is really important,” said Newmark. “A lot of people talk about customer service and staying involved,” he said, “but they don’t keep going.”Newmark, like others before him, recognized the need to move away in order to see the company succeed. “People that start companies, and lack management skills, they fail.”Understand We Live in a Culture of ParticipationIn 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area with devastating effect. It was reported that more than 1,800 people lost their lives, and damages exceeded $81 billion dollars.The tragedy was a somber reminder to Craigslist and its founder that getting out of the way didn’t only apply to the internal dynamics of a company; it must also be applied to the community.New Orleans survivors started repurposing Craigslist. They began to use it to let their friends and family know where they were at the height of the confusion. Within days the site was being used to offer jobs and housing to those who suffered loss during Katrina. “We didn’t care that the site wasn’t being used how we had imagined,” Newmark explained. It’s this keen understanding that we’re living in what Jay Rosen has dubbed the culture of participation that makes companies like Craigslist so successful. During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Jeff Jarvis, author of the recently released What Would Google Do?, nominated the Craigslist philosophy as a key rule of the Google age:“As Google built the most powerful tool imaginable–the entire world of digital knowledge revealed behind a simple search box–so did Craig build a simple tool that changed society (and newspapers and real estate and more) without prescribing how we should use it. They create platforms to enable us to do what we want to do and then, instead of giving us rules about their use, then they stand back and put us in charge.”“The Internet is about inclusion,” Newmark said, “on the Net, no one should be left out.”The lessons Newmark painted yesterday are vivid; no matter how much you may think you know, you’ll never master everything, surround yourself with good people and let them do their job, be ready to step back if you’re hindering the process, and don’t just talk about building community, immerse yourself in it and let them participate in growth. You never know, you just may learn something new.Of course, we would be remiss if we neglected to add Newmark’s parting words: “Live long and prosper.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Tuesday night, he got something different. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy from the movie Anchorman, conducted the post-match interview.As usual, the 36-year-old Federer stayed classy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSix-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka earlier made successful returns from injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon.Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match in Melbourne since a failed doping test here in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Wimbledon champion Garbine Mugurza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 8 Caroline Garcia, No. 9 Johanna Konta, No. 16 Elena Vesnina, No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and No. 29 Lucie Safarova advanced.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.Sharapova was banned after testing positive for the drug meldonium when she was here in 2016, and finished last year ranked No. 60 following a return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open.Sharapova will next play No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who beat her at last year’s U.S. Open.“I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally last year with — there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first Grand Slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely,” Sharapova said. “But it felt pretty routine today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raymar Jose filled with mixed emotions as he faces old coach Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey 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recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Djokovic lost in the second round here last year, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles.“Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have,” Djokovic said. “I played perfect tennis, like I never stopped.”Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).No. 4-ranked 4-Alexander Zverev, No. 5 Dominic Thiem, No. 7 David Goffin, No. 19 Tomas Berdych advanced, but No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Fernando Verdasco and former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic lost to Lukas Lacko.No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the U.S. men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.Madison Keys reversed a trend, becoming the only one of the four American women who contested the U.S. Open semifinals four months ago to reach the second round in Australia.No. 17-seeded Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang and will be one of four American women in the second round.Top-ranked Simona Halep had to save set points at 5-2 down in the first set, and badly twisted her left ankle early in the second, before beating teenage wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1.Halep next plays 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard.“It’s always really cool to go up against the best in the world,” Bouchard said. “I want to … go out there and do some damage.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais View comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Russia’s Maria Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after she won over Germany’s Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks.Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title here last year. The 19-time major winner has been met on court after wins here previously by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sottolast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd will not match Inter Milan offer for Atletico Madrid defender Godin

first_imgMan Utd will not match Inter Milan offer for Atletico Madrid defender Godinby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are no longer in the running to sign Diego Godin. The Atletico Madrid defender is out of contract at the end of the season.And according to Tuttomercatoweb, the 31-year-old has ruled Manchester United off his short-list due their inferior contract offer.United have put forward an offer worth €4.8million per year, however, Inter Milan are prepared to hand Godin a two-year deal worth €6million a year.And the Red Devils are not willing to match the Serie A giants.Godin is expected to move to Milan in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img