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Embrace the elderly-Gloria Shillingford

first_imgLocalNews Embrace the elderly-Gloria Shillingford by: – May 31, 2011 51 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Hon. Gloria Shillingford speaking at the opening of CHANCES in Jimmit. File photoMinister of Social Services Gloria Shillingford is calling on Dominicans to embrace older persons in the community.Shillingford who was at the time addressing the Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Council on Aging says the protection and well being of older persons is the responsibility of every person in the country as they are a valuable asset.“The senior citizens of this country are a very valuable asset and within them lies our history. With them are wisdom, experience and lessons to be handed down. The well being of older person is the responsibility of all of us since each one of us has an elderly parent…whose love and influence helped shaped our lives,” she said.Shillingford says her Ministry pledges its continued support for the improvement and well being of the elderly.She says thru the “Yes we care” and Centenarian programs, Government has been able to address some of the needs of the elderly, but it is through organizations like the Dominica Council on Aging can the social aspect of their well being be met.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Berbatov backs Ighalo to fill Man Utd’s No.9 void

first_imgOdion Ighalo could prove to be a shrewd addition for Manchester United and the perfect fit for the No.9 void at Old Trafford, says Dimitar Berbatov.Advertisement The Red Devils have been lacking a dominant central striker since agreeing to part with Romelu Lukaku in the summer of 2019. Loading… Many have questioned that decision after seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put faith in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – two forwards who have tended to be used in wider roles.With England international Rashford having now also been sidelined through injury, United were left with no choice but to find another frontman in the winter transfer window.That search went down to the wire, with links to several high-profile figures coming to nothing before former Watford star Ighalo was snapped up from Shanghai Shenhua on an initial loan deal.Eyebrows were raised as that deadline-day deal was pushed through, but Berbatov feels the Nigeria international with past Premier League experience could be a useful option.The former Red Devils striker told Betfair: “I think it’s a good move for United because Ighalo has played in the Premier League, and did well with Watford, so he will know what to expect.“He’s scored plenty of goals in China and his record for Nigeria is impressive too. I want to see him play as soon as possible because I’m curious to see how he will fit in to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.center_img Read Also: Xavi furious with Abidal after denying Barcelona offer“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both like to cut in from the left so United have arguably lacked a natural No.9 this season. That’s what Ighalo should give them and I will be interested to see how they play with him in the side.“I liked Ighalo’s interview in which he said how happy he was to move to Old Trafford. He was so keen that he told his agent he would accept a pay cut. It’s great to see United sign a player who is passionate about the club. They need players like that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooGreatest Movies In History Since 19828 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Iloilo City gov’t to procure over 5K COVID-19 test kits

first_imgAccording to WHO, people can catchCOVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person toperson through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when aperson with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects andsurfaces around the person. The city government also placed anorder for 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to be used by cityhall personnel at risk of exposure to COVID-19 such as those assigned to mancity government ambulances. On the other hand, the city governmenthas started giving out food assistance to people in barangays adverselyaffected economically by the ongoing enhanced community quarantine. Two local medical technologists werealso sent to RITM for on-site training. The city government’s communitykitchen in daycare centers have also started cooking meals, said Treñas. The said amount was a cumulativedonation from businessman Henry Chusuey of the Hennan Group of Resorts (P3.5million), Iloilo Supermart and Que family (P1 million), and another P1 millionfrom businessman Edgar “Injap” Sia. “Mayara na kita standby nga orders,” said Treñas. According to Mayor Jerry Treñas, thecity government is currently finalizing the purchase of an initial 2,500 testkits from South Korea worth P5.5 million. “Nagapasalamatgid ako sa mga negosyante nga nagabulig,”said Treñas.  Iloilo City has 180 barangays. Excess PPEs would be distributed tovarious hospitals, said Treñas. Treñas confirmed the arrival of twomedical technologists from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)to do COVID-19 testing at the Western Visayas Medical Center. They brought withthem 300 test kits.center_img “These businessmen were kind enough todonate kag ibulig sa aton,” said athankful Treñas. Other people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if theybreathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhalesdroplets. This is why it is important to stay more than one meter (three feet)away from a person who is sick. As of Sunday, the city government haddistributed food packs to 62 barangays. ILOILO City – The city government isprocuring 3,800 test kits for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) using cashdonations from the private sector. Photo by REUTERS “Gustonaton ang tanan nga healthcarepersonnel naton fully protected,”Treñas said. The city government also receivedpledges totalling P1.6 million from businessmen Manuel Po and Tony Jon andUnitop. These will also be used to procure 1,300 test kits developed by theUniversity of the Philippines. COVID-19 testing, then isolation andcontact tracing, are the backbones of the response to the pandemic, accordingto the World Health Organization (WHO). The enhanced community quarantine inthe city is scheduled to end on April 15 unless lifted earlier or extendedfurther./PNlast_img read more

Fatal Crash in Ripley County

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — A Sunday afternoon crash in Ripley County claimed the life of 2 Greensburg men.Around 12:45 PM, Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a single vehicle accident with injuries on Brownstown Road near the intersection of County Road 625 West, West of Napoleon.When officers arrived on scene, they found a car driven by John T. Schwering, 53, of Greensburg, was traveling east on Brownstown Road.For unknown reasons, Schwering’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, colliding with a culvert before becoming airborne and flipping several times, finally coming to a rest on its top in a field on the south side of the road.Both Schwering and a passenger, Boin W Cain, 66, of Greensburg, were not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the vehicle.The Ripley County Coroner’s Officer declared both men deceased on the scene.Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.last_img read more

Simmons Promotions sets 73 race dates for 2016

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa ­– Keith Simmons of SPI has put together his most ambitious Stock Car racing sched­ule in his 17 years of operating dirt tracks in Eastern Iowa.Simmons owns and operates the Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa in addition to holding contracts to operate racing events at the West Liberty Raceway on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty, Iowa and the Dubuque Speedway located on the Dubuque County Fairgrounds, located on the west edge of Dubuque, Iowa.The 2016 racing season will take its first green flag with a special event at the West Liberty Race­way featuring the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models on Saturday, April 9. Satur­day, April 16, the West Liberty Raceway will host the Modified Extravaganza then on Satur­day, April 23, the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season will get underway with five clas­ses of cars in action.Racing will continue every Saturday through the end of August with season championships being contended on Saturday, Aug. 27. Saturday night action gets underway with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. followed by racing at 7 p.m.Additional major special events at the West Liberty Raceway include Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Late Model specials May 21 and July 16. The second of three Deery Brothers Summer Series races will be held Tuesday, June 14. The Muscatine County Fair Races will be held July 23. The 2016 season will come to a close with the annual running of the Liberty 100 on Friday and Satur­day, Sept. 23 and 24 with Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models being the featured divi­sion.Farley Speedway will open the 2016 season with a Late Model special featuring the Deery Broth­ers Summer Series on Friday, April 15. Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds will also be in action dur­ing the season opener.The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season gets underway on Friday, April 22 with six classes of race cars in competition. Regular Friday night races get underway with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow at 7:30 pm.Tri-Track Late Model specials featuring the IMCA Late Models will be held May 20 and July 15. Farley Speedway will hold Driver Appreciation night on Friday, July 8th with a free grandstand for all race fans. Season championships will be held on Friday, Aug. 26.The stage will then be set for the racing event of the year with the running of the 39th annual Yan­kee Dirt Track Classic which will be a 4-day event again in 2016.This year the Yankee will be moved up to allow fans more racing options. Opening night will be Aug. 31 with the finals being held on Saturday, Sept. 3. The 100-lap Yankee finale will feature Deery Brothers Summer Series drivers battling for their season’s largest first place prize of $7,500.SPI’s Sunday night racing venue will be Dubuque Speedway, which will see the 2016 racing sea­son get underway much earlier than in the past. The opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season featuring four classes will be Sunday, April 17.Racing will be held Sundays through the end of August. The first special at Dubuque will be Sun­day, May 1 with the Modified class taking center stage. May 29 will be the first of two Tri-Track Late Model specials, the second will be held on July 3.The Deery Brothers Summer Series will make its lone visit of 2016 to Dubuque Speedway on July 10. The Dubuque County Fair will host three nights of racing. Tuesday, July 26 will be headlined by an exciting night of open wheel racing featuring the Sprint Invader Series plus the IMCA Haw­keye Dirt Tour Modifieds, Wednesday, July 27 will be the annual Julien Dubuque Classic with five classes of race cars in competition. The fair will wrap up with race day on Sunday, July 31, when the afternoon demolition derby will be followed by a full night of racing featuring five classes of cars.Season Championship racing takes place Sunday, Aug. 28.For more information or to view the entire SPI racing schedule log onto the official SPI website at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com.last_img read more

Holder squarely focussed on all formats

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC )– All-rounder Jason Holder says he does not want to be pigeon-holed as simply a Test player but believes he has a contribution to make to West Indies cricket in all three formats.The 28-year-old, who has led West Indies in Tests for the last five years, has emerged recently as one of the world’s leading players in the longest format where he has been ranked as the number one all-rounder for over a year now.And though Test cricket is where he has managed to make his mark, Holder still thinks his skills and knowledge can be helpful in the white-ball versions.“My sole focus is West Indies cricket. I just want to make that very clear,” he said in a recent interview here.“Yes, I’m captain of the West Indies Test side and that’s obviously where the leadership side of me lies but I think my contribution solely is to West Indies cricket. I think West Indies cricket is so diverse in many different ways and for us as players, we’ve got to understand each and everyone of us has a part to play in this whole puzzle.“I don’t want to just segregate myself and pigeon-hole myself to one particular format. Yes I’m the captain for the Test team but as I’ve crossed formats for a number of years, I think my sole focus has been on West Indies cricket, ideally in all three formats not only in Test cricket.“We all want to see our side going up to the number one ranked team in the world and that will take some time. We’ve just got to narrow in or be a bit more detailed and precise in how we go about achieving these goals and sticking to it.”Until last September, Holder also captained the one-day side, having led the unit since 2014. Following a dismal World Cup in England last July and another series defeat to India the following month, Holder was relieved of responsibility for the one-day side.He led the side in 86 ODIs, winning only 24 matches and losing 54. He averaged nearly 28 with the bat and snared 101 of his 136 one-day wickets.Holder said while “disappointed” by the move to sack him, he understood the decision had been taken in the “best interest of West Indies cricket”.“I don’t think there is a soul in this world who would be entrusted with or given such a leadership of a Caribbean cricket team, it being taken away from you and you not feel disappointed,” he explained.“But for me, it’s just seeing the bigger picture. They’re people who’ve been hired and employed to do a job and that’s to administrate West Indies cricket and they will make decisions in the best interest of West Indies cricket, and if that’s the decision made, then I’ll definitely accept it and move on.“I definitely still have a massive contribution to [make] both on the field and off the field and I will just go and do it to the best of my ability.”After being relieved of the one-day captaincy, Holder then inspired Barbados Tridents to their second Caribbean Premier League title when he oversaw their capture of the regional domestic T20 franchise tournament.The Barbadian has flourished in the Test arena. Currently, he is the highest-ranked West Indies batsman at 35th in the ICC tables and is number three in the bowling charts.While his skills have been evident, he has also gained plaudits for his captaincy, and said the responsibility of leadership had been a motivating factor.“Being captain drives me a little bit more because I’m that more switched on all the time and I guess that’s one of the things I’m trying to work on now in terms of my transition back into being a normal player [in the one-day side],” Holder explained.“But I love the leadership role; the leadership role for me is one where it makes me focus and drives me in a way where my performances definitely have to lead by example and I definitely have to practice what I preach.”last_img read more

Tips for better home field

first_imgWhen the University of Wisconsin football team heads to Iowa City on Saturday to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten finale, the team will face an unusual and unique challenge: The team will have to fight off pacifism.Now, in case you’re wondering why UW would possibly be passive about playing a team that has made a living off of spoiling Badger seasons recently — dashing a Rose Bowl bid in 2004 and souring Barry Alvarez’s final home game last year — it is because not one member of the 2005 team has ever beaten Iowa.So why will they need to fight the urge to go out and pay more attention to the turf artwork than the action on the turf? Because they are going to have to prepare themselves in the infamous pink visitor’s locker room at Kinnick Stadium.Regardless of the official stance of Iowa, this is obviously a tactic aimed to give the Hawkeyes some sort of benefit on the field, making it even tougher than it already is to play at Kinnick.But why stop there? Why not even go to further lengths to ensure the strongest home-field advantage possible? With that in mind, here are some of the other techniques to help create the ultimate home field.Wet paintHaving a pink locker room might be calming, but if the locker room were freshly painted, it would be nauseating. What team would be ready to play after having to dress in a room with more fumes than a Port-o-Potty just vacated by Mo Vaughn?If you wanted to take it a step further, you could even add some paint thinner to the paint. That way, it will not only become a brain-cell cocktail, but also won’t dry, leaving open the possibility for some very messy uniforms.Crowd controlIt’s a given fact that a crowd can have a positive effect as to the outcome of a game (and occasionally a negative one, if Philly fans are throwing batteries at their own team again), and manipulating the crowd is an art that should be focused on.A strong, emotional pre-game montage can make the difference between a fast start and a lackadaisical opening to a game for a team. Having game time be at 7 p.m. and not 11 a.m. is a start.Also, playing the right songs at the right time can be beneficial. The UW game-day staff finally got it right this weekend by playing the true “We Will Rock You” following “Jump Around,” instead of the fake MIDI file-thingy. The result was a full student section alerting Penn State that they were about to be rocked, in unison. Very cool. In Wisconsin’s case, all songs that the students know and sing should purposefully be cut off early so the student version can be heard loud and clear.The Name GameIf you want to get under the skin of an opposing team — and get their heads out of the game — there is no better way of doing so than to have the public address announcer purposefully get the name over every single opposing player wrong. We are talking about being as accurate as a Rex Grossman pass.Even the levelheaded John Stocco would have to get flustered after being referred to as “Johnny Stucco.” P.J. Hill would not appreciate being called O.J. and I doubt Luke Swan would approve of being called Lynn all night long — or all day long, in the case of UW which just scheduled its 10 millionth brutal 11 a.m. start.Ant farmFire ants are not the most popular creatures on the planet. Planting several anthills on the opponents sideline would very likely be distracting to an opponent, especially if they literally had ants in their pants. Coaches would be forced to stand away from the sideline, causing faulty play-calling.Subs would be too busy washing themselves down with medicated ointment and looking for Band-Aids to worry about such a little thing as, I don’t know, getting in the game. Or even worse, the players could all try and get onto the field, which is ant-free, resulting in countless too-many-men-on-the-field penalties.Giveaway DayIf you want to make life miserable for the opposition, you need to properly equip the fans that are closest to them. Fun, free giveaways for the sections that are directly behind the opposing team’s bench would be a fantastic way to make sure the opposing team is constantly on its toes, plus there are plenty of options as to what to give out.Super Soakers would be ideal and could even be beneficial toward the players if they needed to wash off some ants.Another option would be to hand out leftovers from the morning’s farmers’ market. I don’t know how difficult it is to throw a kohlrabi, but I do know tomatoes can really stain a uniform well. Handing out megaphones would be fun too, just to help the fans root their team on louder and prouder than ever and ensuring that all verbal barbs thrown the way of the opponent would be heard loud and clear, like a Bob Knight mandate.All of these measures would help to create the ultimate home field advantage, would put Iowa’s pink locker room to shame and could help create the perfect atmosphere for game day … that is, for the home team.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and journalism. If you have any other reasonable options as to how to create a more perfect home field advantage, write him at dmcgrath@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Peter Dearth to return for 5th year with NCAA eligibility relief

first_img Published on April 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ Short-stick defensive midfielder Peter Dearth became the third graduating men’s lacrosse senior to use the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility on Monday afternoon, joining faceoff specialist Danny Varello and goalie Drake Porter.“It has been my dream to win a national championship at Syracuse since I first picked up a stick,” Dearth’s return announcement read, in part. “Having that opportunity taken away in my senior year, when our team felt unstoppable, was heartbreaking.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn four games during the 2020 season, Dearth scooped 11 ground balls and scored twice for the Orange — including their first goal of the season against Colgate on Feb. 7. He missed what turned out to be SU’s final game against Johns Hopkins with an injury.Dearth was one of nine Syracuse players selected as Inside Lacrosse All-Americans for 2020 and earned honorable mention status last year as a junior. Over his Syracuse career, he’s tallied 19 points and 73 ground balls, and in 2021 will once again work with current freshman Brandon Aviles and redshirt sophomore Dami Oladunmoye at the short-stick spot — one Dearth switched to midway through his sophomore season.“This team is ready to bring a championship back to upstate,” Dearth said. Commentslast_img read more