Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNewsSports Dominica off to Windward Island Men Football Tournament by: By: Gerald George – May 8, 2015 A twenty (20) member squad has been selected by the technical staff of the Dominica Football Association (DFA) to represent Dominica in the Windward Island Men Tournament carded for 12- 16 May 2015, in St Lucia. Overseas based players Julian Wade and Anferney Frederick have been included in the team which is captained by Glenson Prince, with Chad Bertrand as vice-captain. The rest of the squad reads, Hubert Prince, Malcolm joseph, Kervin Lawrence, Dalton Bannis, Joselyn Prince, Aldrin Lawrence, Scottie Phillip, Bert Casimir, Glenworth Elizee, Naielle Lee, Randolph Peltier, Briel Thomas, Travis joseph, Sydney Lockhart, Egbert Walsh and Raleighson Pascal. Egbert Walsh, who was not on the world cup squad which went pass the BVI to qualify for the second round against Canada in June, has been drafted in, while Raleighson Pascal one of three goalkeepers in the world cup team has retained his place. Missing from the twenty three man world cup squad are Mitchel Joseph, who is nursing an injury, Courtney McKenzie and Owen Oscar. The coaching staff is Shane Marshall- head coach, Ellington Sabin – assistant coach, Heinrich Anselm – manager, Courtney Challenger – goalkeeper coach, Keith Prosper – trainer and Albert Noel – medical personnel.Meantime, two local FIFA officials; referee Rommie Blanc and assistant referee Caesar Gabriel, will also leave island on Monday to officiate in the tournament in St Lucia. Dominica will play its first match on Tuesday 12 May against host country St Lucia at 7:30 pm, while its second match will be on Thursday 14 May vs Grenada at 5pm. The Nature Boyz will play their final match on Saturday 16 May when they take on St Vincent & the Grenadines at 5pm. Share 234 Views no discussions
Tweet Share 343 Views one comment Share Residents of Salisbury have continued protest action over deplorable road condition as their demand to meet with government officials has not been met.On Monday morning the residents blocked the public road with trees and old electrical appliances in protest of deplorable road condition.They later demanded that Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit meet with them to give some sort of assurance that their concerns were being addressed.Cabinet indicated to the protestors, through the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, that it would meet with about ten residents to discuss the matter on Monday and that Prime Minister Skerrit would meet with the residents on Tuesday 12 May at 2:30PM.This offer was rejected by the residents and the protest action continued. Some residents hurled bottles and stones at the police officers as they attempted to clear the barricade. As a result, tear gas was released as a means of dispersing the huge crowd of protesters.Police officers attired in riot gear have arrived on the scene to attempt to resolve the escalating protest.Earlier today, Member of Parliament for the Salisbury Constituency, Hector John told Vibes Radio that the residents “will go at length to get what we rightfully deserve”.“No one will stop us today, no amount of intimidation, no amount of provocation, because we have been victimized for over fifteen years so we are seasoned right now and we will stand for what we deserve,” John said.Efforts to obtain a statement from government officials has so far proven futile.– / 7Video compliments: Kayon Shillingford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeBfnNiole8&feature=youtu.be Sharing is caring! LocalNews Salisbury protest action continues by: Dominica Vibes News – May 11, 2015 Share
Sharing is caring! Share Share 503 Views 3 comments EntertainmentLocalNews Sisserou Singers to present Broadway Hit Musical by: – June 27, 2017 Tweet Share Sixth Form Sisserou Singers (file photo)Press Release: For their 2017 Season of Song Dominica’s acclaimed choral company will stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND the hit Broadway Musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty and based on Rosa Guy’s novel, My Love, My Love which in turn was inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. The story is set in Haiti and explores themes that have preoccupied Caribbean societies for centuries. The beauty of the music, the importance and relevance of its themes and its celebration of Caribbean life and Culture make this musical a must see unique theatrical experience.The play is being co-produced by Caribbean Theatre Network (formerly People’s Action Theatre PAT). It is being directed by veteran Caribbean artist, playwright and director, Alwin Bully; with musical direction by leading Dominican musician and Choral Director, Pearle Christian; and Choreography by acclaimed professional Dancer and Choreographer Sade Bully.The star-studded cast is led by none other than Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson who is joined by Webster Marie, Marie Pascale Afana, Tasha Peltier, Steve James, Simeon Joseph, Janae Jackson, Danielle Wilson, Beata Vidal, Kareem Bertrand, Trevor Samuel and other members of the Sisserou Singers. This musical which opens at the Arawak House of Culture on Friday July 14th will run for three nights only. Tickets are available at Bull’s Eye Pharmacy, Valentines Store and from members of the Sisserou Singers. A full-length Broadway musical is an extremely rare occurrence in the Caribbean. The public is invited to be part of this history making event.
Nokia will join the mmWave Coalition together with other technology leaders, including Virginia Diodes and Keysight Technologies, to advocate the use of radio frequencies above 95 GHz. The coalition will advocate a regulatory framework to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other U.S. government agencies, and the International Telecommunications Union to permit the use of radio frequencies above 95 GHz.Today’s wireless networks are handling more traffic with more people and devices consuming more data than ever before, and the spectrum available today is facing shortages. From extreme mobile broadband to virtual reality and autonomous cars, to the industrial internet, smart cities and 5G – the use of mmWave spectrum will be at the center of the next generations mobile telecom evolution.The mmWave Coalition member companies are united in the objective of removing regulatory barriers to technologies and using frequencies ranging from 95 GHz to 450 GHz. While 5G and possibly even 6G! might look at these as potential frequency bands to use, the Coalition is not limiting itself to supporting any particular use or technology. Instead, it is working to create a regulatory structure for these frequencies that would encompass all technologies and all possible uses, limited only by the constraints of physics, innovation and the imagination.Knowing that the need for even more spectrum will continue to grow, governments and the industry are looking at even higher frequency spectrum use. The FCC is already starting to look at this now. It is currently considering whether to open up even more spectrum in the millimeter-wave bands for 5G and other uses, including spectrum above 95 GHz and is set to take up a proposal on spectrum above 95 GHz as early as December 2017 or Q1 2018.The success of innovative services riding the mmWave spectrum will be dependent on national governments and regulators working with the industry to support access to the right amount and type of spectrum, and under the right conditions. Nokia and the mmWave Coalition are advocating the great promise of frequencies above 95 GHz that will assist in expanding broadband services for all communities and bring new entrants and applications to the market.Click here to learn more about the mmWave Coalition.
Both teams were into tight exchange early in the second set with the Lady Eagles up 8-6 but the Lady Spikers took the edge into the second technical timeout at 16-15. DLSU unloaded a 7-2 run capped by a hit from Luna for a 2-0 set edge.After losing the third set, the Lady Spikers recovered in the fourth with an 8-4 lead behind Luna and Ogunsaya. The Lady Eagles rallied to within 15-19 but DLSU came up with shots from Norielle Ipac and Cheng to preserve the win.Kat Tolentino tallied 16 points, including 13 attacks, while Bea De Leon and Julia Samonte added eight and seven markers, respectively, for the Lady Eagles./PN De La Salle University Lady Spikers’ Lourdes Clemente prepares for a shot in their game against Ateneo Lady Eagles at the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball on Sunday night at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. TIEBREAKER TIMES MANILA – De La Salle University Lady Spikers showed their dominance even with a rejigged roster after a 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 win over Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball on Sunday night at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Desiree Cheng led the way with 13 points, 14 excellent receptions and nine digs for the Lady Spikers, which tied University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws and University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses at 1-0.Rookie Jolina Dela Cruz and May Luna chipped in 11 markers apiece, while Ilongga Aduke Ogunsaya submitted 10 markers for the three-time defending champions Lady Spikers.The Lady Spikers went to a fiery start in the opening period as they lead 16-10 on back-to-back hits by Ogunsaya. Errors from the Lady Eagles side allowed the Lady Spikers to widen its lead further.
The Toronto Raptors gather around their first NBA championship trophy after beating a hobbling Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. GETTY IMAGES CALIFORNIA – The Toronto Raptors secured their first NBA championship, topping a beaten and battered Golden State Warriors team in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.Behind a hot start from Kyle Lowry and a late closeout after Klay Thompson suffered a knee injury in the third quarter yesterday, the Raptors secured a 114-110 victory to ensure that the Larry O’Brien Trophy would return to Toronto in their possession.Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam all had big games, with each surpassing 20 points as Toronto turned back a gutsy performance from a Warriors team riddled with injuries.The Warriors lost Thompson when he fell awkwardly after getting fouled on a dunk attempt in the third quarter, leaving Golden State to play the fourth quarter without two of their three best players after Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury in Game 5. Postgame reports on Thompson’s knee confirmed the worst, that he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.RAPTORS HOLD OFF GUTSY WARRIORS Toronto took a 104-101 lead on a VanVleet 3-pointer with 3:46 left that it would not relinquish despite the best efforts of Golden State’s role players keep their three-peat hopes alive.For a moment in the game’s final seconds, the Warriors looked en route to a repeat of their Game 5 performance that saw them rally from a late deficit.Toronto held possession of the ball and a 111-110 lead with less than 19 seconds remaining in what looked like a run-out-the clock situation that would require them to hit free throws. But Golden State trapped Kawhi Leonard in the backcourt, forcing him to throw the ball to Danny Green who was pinned in the corner near halfcourt by Draymond Green.Green threw a sideline pass to a streaking Pascal Siakam that was beyond his reach and sailed out of bounds, giving the Warriors possession and new life.DO OR DIE GAME. Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard (center) plays like a true champion and won’t let go of the ball despite being sandwiched by burly Golden State Warriors players Andre Iguodala (left) and Draymond Green. Leonard eventually earned MVP honors yesterday, June 13, 2019, capping a brilliant playoff run with his second NBA championship and second Finals MVP trophy. The Raptors won their first NBA championship title. GETTY IMAGESLATE-GAME DRAMAThey set up a 3-pointer for Stephen Curry on the ensuing inbounds play. Green took the inbounds pass and found Curry on the wing, who got a good look at a go-ahead shot with 8.2 seconds remaining.But it didn’t drop. A scramble ensued for the long rebound near halfcourt. Draymond Green secured possession, but the Warriors called a timeout they didn’t have, leading to at technical foul with 0.9 seconds remaining.Video replays, a personal foul and free throws ensued. But at that point, the game was over. Raptors fans were finally granted license to celebrate Canada’s first NBA championship.KAWHI WINS MVPLeonard earned MVP honors, capping a brilliant playoff run with his second NBA championship and second Finals MVP trophy. He joins LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in league history to win NBA Finals MVP honors with two different teams.Leonard was also Finals MVP in 2014 when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat for the NBA championship.“I had a great support system,” Leonard said in the postgame ceremony, referencing his trade from the Spurs to Toronto. “I just kept working hard, working hard and having my mind set on this goal right here. I came to a team, a new coach — that mindset was the same as mine, trying to get that Larry OB [trophy] over there.“This is what I play basketball for. This is what I work out for all summer, during the season. I’m happy that my hard work paid off.”THOMPSON’S INJURY, HEROIC EFFORTThompson was in the midst of a vintage playoff performance when the unthinkable happened yet again to Golden State. With the Warriors leading 83-80 late in the third, Thompson attacked the basket on a fast break.A Danny Green foul sent Thompson to the floor where he grabbed his left knee and writhed in pain. Thompson eventually needed help off the court. But while he was walking toward the locker room, he apparently realized that if he didn’t return to the court to shoot his free throws, he wouldn’t be allowed to play again.He returned and hit both of his free throws before immediately exiting on the next stoppage of play.The diagnosis of his torn ACL wasn’t reported until well after the game, but he was seen using crutches before the game was over.GOLDEN STATE KEEPS FIGHTINGThe Warriors didn’t fold after Thompson’s injury. Draymond Green, Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins all stepped up to ensure that Curry wasn’t Golden State’s only option.Iguodala finished with 22 points, Green tallied 11 points, 19 rebounds and 13 assists, while Cousins filled in off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds.Golden State held onto the lead after Thompson’s injury until VanVleet tied the game at 91-91 with a 3-pointer with 9:06 remaining. From there it was a back-and-forth game until another VanVleet 3-pointer with 3:46 remaining gave Toronto the lead for good.Curry finished with 21 points and seven assists while shooting 3 of 11 from distance. It wasn’t enough as he needed one more bucket to fall at the end to keep hope of a Game 7 alive.END OF AN ERAIt was an admirable showing from the Warriors, who looked like a team playing in their fifth straight NBA Finals. But in the end, it was the closing of a chapter.Thursday was the final game played in Oakland’s Oracle Arena with the team moving across the bay to San Francisco next season. Durant is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and pursue a long-term deal on the free agent market that he’s still reportedly likely to get in spite of the Achilles injury.The ACL injury to Thompson and his pending free agency further cloud Golden State’s future.The Warriors may be contenders next season. But it’s unlikely they enter the season as the overwhelming title favorites that’s become the norm in Golden State.But that’s a story for the offseason. Thursday is about the Toronto. It’s about Kawhi Leonard. It’s about Kyle Lowry.It’s about Canada, drunk on the thrill of an unprecedented playoff run celebrating a championship the whole country can savor.And it’s about the Raptors securing an unlikely championship while possibly putting an end to one of basketball’s greatest dynasties. (Yahoo Sports)
BRAY WYATT BECOMES THE NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION BY WINNING THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER OVER JOHN CENA, AJ STYLES, BARON CORBIN, DEAN AMBROSE AND THE MIZ Reaction – Well, this was the worst kept secret since Hulk Hogan played Mr. America in 2003. However, it was still the right move to make, and the match was excellent. It also sets up a face turn from either Orton or Wyatt because there is no way they play this heel vs heel going into Mania. The smart move is to keep Orton a heel, but I don’t see it going that way. I will say this however, the strap should have stayed on Styles heading into this match, then drop it to Wyatt. The two week title reign by Cena makes no sense.All in all, not a bad PPV. Just a tough act to follow considering the Rumble just happened.The Blue brand will now have six or so weeks to put together their half of WrestleMania. It should be interesting. The 2017 Version of WWE Elimination Chamber took place tonight live on the WWE Network. This Smackdown PPV almost seemed anti-climatic given the Royal Rumble was just two weeks ago.Let us breakdown the results from tonight’s card along with the reaction going forward.Match – Mojo Rawley defeats Curt Hawkins at 8:05Reaction – In a match no one will remember or care about tomorrow, Mojo represented himself well, yet, will be regulated to the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at Mania. Nothing in the works bigger then that for either of these men.Becky Lynch defeats Mickie James in 11:40Reaction – Did they bring Mickie James back simply to put established talent over? If so, interesting move. Hopefully that is not the case because she is still one of the best on the card. Related TopicsAJ StylesBray WayttJohn CenaLuke HarperWWEWWE Elimination Chamber Vince McKee Kalisto and Apollo Crews defeat Dolph Ziggler in a Handi Cap Match in 7:10Reaction – Ziggler has turned heel, and is still losing? Go figure. Again a total waste of one of the best talents on the card.American Alpha wins the Tag Team Turmoil Match to retain the titles in 21:10American Alpha is the best tag team on the brand, so it was smart to keep them with the belts around their waists. They need a good opponent however, the WWE creative team seems as though they are still searching for one.Nikki Bella vs Natalya ended in a double count-out in 13:40Reaction – This feud ends with no one getting over or advancing their career in any way.Randy Orton defeats Luke Harper in 17:50Reaction – Luke Harper is very talented and he shows it every time they give him the chance to do so. He kept this match entertaining for nearly 20 minutes and kept the suspense up even though it was common sense to know Orton would win. There was no chance in hell Orton was going to lose this match given the fact he is headed to Mania to fight the champ and they need as much momentum behind him as possible.Naomi defeats Alexa Bliss to win the Smackdown Women’s Title in 8:20Reaction – Strange choice,,,,,,,,,, Bliss should of had a long reign as champ. Honestly, I’ll say it again, strange choice!
Cricket Stuart Broad (pictured) faces the prospect of missing a first home Test match in eight years as England gives serious consideration to unleashing the dual pace of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at the earliest opportunity. Injuries have prevented Archer and Wood from taking the field together in the longest format since the former’s debut last summer. But both are now fully fit – Wood following the elbow stress fracture that ended his South Africa tour early – and part of the 13-man squad for the first Test against West Indies. With no spare batsman in this final group for Wednesday and one spinner, Dom Bess, it leaves the make-up of the seam attack as the only issue still to be debated by Chris Silverwood, the head coach, and Ben Stokes, his stand-in captain. Broad spoke of “extraordinary” competition for places in his Mail on Sunday column and shared a personal belief that Archer, still only seven caps into his Test career but such an alluring talent, is “100 per cent” part of England’s best side. If so then Jimmy Anderson taking the new ball as expected – the rib injury the 38-year-old suffered in January is very much in the rearview mirror – would make it a straight choice between Broad and Wood. Chris Woakes is likely to be the other to miss out, going by the recent pecking order, despite a strong showing in last week’s warm-up. Broad, who has not missed a home Test since being rested against West Indies in 2012 and sits 15 wickets short of 500, averages 24 with the ball from his previous two English summers and the 34-year-old would have a case to feel aggrieved should he miss out for tactical reasons. This last occurred during the series opener between the two sides in Barbados 18 months ago when England misread the pitch, opted for two spinners and chose Sam Curran over Broad, only to suffer a 381-run hammering. But Wood has impressed in the buildup and, though a home average of 44 needs improvement, the 30-year-old claimed nine victims in his most recent Test in Johannesburg; the temptation to ally his 90mph-plus pace with that of Archer is obvious. Three back-to-back Tests against West Indies, followed by three more in quick succession versus Pakistan in August, make rotation inevitable this summer and mean the seamers who miss out first up may not be on the sidelines for long. It may yet be that the management hold the more physically fragile Wood back until the second Test at Old Trafford, given a potentially bouncier surface, thus putting less onus on Stokes to bowl in Southampton during what is his first outing as captain. England hope the pitch at the Rose Bowl will offer more than the sluggish strip witnessed during their three-day warm-up, not least with a ban on saliva being applied to the ball potentially hindering movement through the air. England squad: Ben Stokes (capt), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. -The Guardian
Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster (8) catches the ball against Mississippi linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (4) and another defender during first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Monday that wide receiver Robert Foster is “going to be out” with a shoulder injury.Foster suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Crimson Tide’s 43-37 loss on Saturday.“I didn’t think this was going to be this big of a problem but he got a shoulder injury that will require shoulder surgery so he is out,” Saban said.Foster had two catches for 17 yards on Saturday. He has 10 catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns on the season.Asked for a timetable on Foster’s return, Saban wouldn’t provide any specifics.“Well he’s having surgery,” Saban said. “So unless he has a miraculous recovery, he’s going to be out for a while. I’m not the doctor. I can’t tell you that. He’s out for a while.”Foster had developed into the Tide’s top receiving threat on the perimeter. With Foster out, others will get opportunities.“Calvin Ridley played a lot in the game and took his place and he has done a really nice job,” Saban said. “We’re going to give lots of opportunities to lots of guys, but there are going to be some young players who get the opportunities.”Along with young players, older guys like Richard Mullaney should see an higher amount of targets. Saban said the Tide needs to get ArDarius Stewart “playing with more consistency” while also providing an update on Cam Sims (knee).“(Stewart) has the capability of making big plays and he has made some plays, but we certainly need some of our young players to show some progress so they can play,” Saban said. “I think Cam Sims is probably more ready to come back and we’re probably ready to give him some work as well.”Coker to start: Based on the film he saw, Saban liked quarterback Jake Coker’s performance against Ole Miss for the most part. So much so, Saban said Coker is the early favorite to start.“Jake came into the game and played with some passion and showed great leadership and energy when he played,” Saban said. “We still have things that we need to work on and improve. At this point, provided he does the things he’s supposed to do, I think we’ll start him in this game.”Coker accounted for four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) against the Rebels. But he also had two costly interceptions. Saban wants the fifth-year senior to improve in that area.“We’ve got to throw the ball to the right place at the right time and we can’t throw it to the other guys,” Saban said. “That’s probably the No. 1 issue. And executing and doing things properly relative to how we’re coached to do it, understanding it. We’ve got to do a better job of teaching it. We all need to do a better job of executing it.”Mazza out: Tide long snapper Cole Mazza did not play in the Tide’s loss to Ole Miss. Walk-on Alex Harrelson started in his place.“Cole Mazza is out for medical reasons,” Saban said. “When he can return, he’ll be back on the team.”Mazza has been a starter at long snapper since he arrived on campus in 2013.Players of the week: The Tide’s coaching staff recognized six players for their performances following Saturday’s 43-37 loss to Ole Miss.On offense, Derrick Henry and Richard Mullaney were recognized while A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed represented the defense. Adam Griffith and Tony Brown made the cut on special teams. Reed and Brown have been honored following every game this season.Henry, a junior, rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries against the Rebels. He found the end zone on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter to tie the national lead with seven rushing scores in three games.Mullaney scored his first touchdown in an Alabama uniform as he leapt over a defender into the end zone. He added another score late in the fourth quarter. Mullaney finished with 61 receiving yards on seven catches, both career bests at Alabama.Robinson and Reed combined for eight total tackles. Robinson added a quarterback hurry with three tackles. Reed accounted for five tackles and a quarterback hurry.Griffith made his only field goal attempt while connecting on all three extra points. Brown recovered the Tide’s first onside kick since 2007, downed a punt at the two yard line and made one special teams tackle.Kickoff set for Alabama-Georgia: After Alabama is done with Louisiana Monroe, the Crimson Tide will travel to Georgia on Oct. 3 for its second SEC game. Kickoff has been set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS.The last time Alabama played in Sanford Stadium the Tide defeated the Bulldogs 41-30 back in 2008. The teams last faced each other was in the SEC Championship on Dec. 1, 2012, in which the Crimson Tide won 32-28.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has had a successful operation on his ruptured Achilles tendon, Chelsea have announced. The teenager limped off near the end of the first half of Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.A Chelsea statement read: “Callum successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon.AdChoices广告“He will miss the rest of this campaign and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.”A ruptured Achilles tendon is generally regarded as one of the worst injuries players can suffer and it can often sideline them for long periods.The injury is a big blow for the winger, who recently made his Premier League and England debuts and is hugely popular among Blues fans.His contract expires next year and Chelsea, who rejected offers for him from Bayern Munich in January, are keen for him to sign a new deal.Earlier on Wednesday, Hudson-Odoi posted a video on social media to thank fans for their support, telling them he is “doing better and better”. See also:Chelsea unsure whether Kante will be fit for United clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Images