Dominica Freedom Party hosts successful delegates’ convention; votes new leader

first_imgLocalNews Dominica Freedom Party hosts successful delegates’ convention; votes new leader by: Dominica Vibes News – August 8, 2017 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 554 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share New political leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital (photo credit: Kent Vital facebook page)Chairman of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) Johnson Boston has described the party’s recently held delegates’ convention as being successful. In an interview with Vibes News on Tuesday August 8 2017, Boston said the convention with took place on Sunday August 6 2017, at the Dominica Public Service Union conference room saw the attendance of persons from all over the country. Following an open session where a keynote address was given by Crispin Gregoire, Dominica’s former ambassador to the United Nations, a business session saw the election of a new executive to include a new political leader for the DFP. Kent Vital, economist, was elected as the party’s political leader taking over from Michael Astaphan. Dr. Samuel Christian was elected deputy leader, Johnson Boston chairman, Norma Cyrille deputy chairperson, Ashton Riviere general secretary, Annette St. Hilaire treasurer, Casey Defoe assistant general secretary and Curtis Augustus assistant treasurer. These persons he said were elected at the convention and the new executive will meet soon to nominate the other persons who will sit on the executive to make up the full executive panel of the Dominica Freedom Party.Boston added that although Sunday’s attendance was not what the party is used to in its hay day, enough delegates were present to move forward with the event. He also commended those who made the effort to attend. “Those who came made the effort because they came on their own, they were invited and they came on their own and I think that is commendable because we didn’t have to pay any money to bring them there and that was commendable,” he said. Meanwhile the DFP’s new political leader Kent Vital told Vibes News he is pleased the party placed confidence in him to be the new leader as this has been a topic of discussion for some time now. “I’ve been working with the party for a while to try to rebuild the party. In recent times we have been getting very, very good responses from the general public especially with our radio program, people have been hearing our message, people have been hearing that our approach is different and people have been seeing that we are bringing on board very good messengers. So this is the point we have reached where the party has entrusted leadership, political leadership into my hands and I’m very happy with that opportunity,” he said. Asked what led him to make such a decision to run for political leader of the DFP, Vital simply said his love for the people saying, “I have always said this is the country I grew up in, this is the country I love and cherish and I hate poverty and I’ve always said to myself I’ll do everything I can to help push our country to move our country forward. I didn’t necessarily intend to do that through politics all along but I also told myself if the day comes when my country needed me in the political arena then I would step in and I think I have been well prepared for that day having worked as an economist at the Caribbean Development Bank before that at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and even before that in Dominica at the National Development Cooperation now defunct, I’ve been well prepared for that.”Vital added that his understanding of economics as well as regional developments puts him a position to understand what Dominica needs. He said lately he has been involved in advising regional governments such as that of Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands in preparing national development strategies, he also said he is very strong on sustainable development and strategic planning.“So I understand what constrains us, I understand and have regional experience on what it is that we really need to be looking at to get where we need to go and it’s my pleasure to work with a team, to work with a good team of men and women. Men that I found in the Freedom Party that are men of integrity,” he said. Vital continued that understanding is not all but also having what it takes to do the right thing. “What we want to do is assemble a team of men and women who have integrity, who are honest and who think well and these two ingredients together is what will take us forward. So I believe I have a lot to contribute and having met such men of integrity in the Freedom Party, I decided to join forces with them and offer myself to lead the party,” Vital said.last_img read more

Report: Newcastle United 2-2 Bristol City

first_imgRoared on by nearly 3,000 fans who made the 600-mile round trip to Tyneside, City went in at the interval with a two-goal lead as Aaron Wilbraham’s well-placed header was followed up by David Cotterill, who punished a defensive mix-up that angered the home supporters.But Newcastle responded to draw level with eight minutes left through Ciaran Clark after Jonjo Shelvey had reduced the deficit, and even had chances to snatch victory at the death.Lee Johnson made six changes after accusing his side of lacking energy against Fulham at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night.Zak Vyner, Gary O’Neil, Korey Smith, Bobby Reid, Callum O’Dowda and Wilbraham all returned after extended absences from the starting XI.Four of the midweek starters were missing from the squad altogether – Adam Matthews, Scott Golbourne, Josh Brownhill and Milan Djuric; the latter with a stomach muscle injury. Jens Hegeler and Matty Taylor dropped to the bench.City were big outsiders with the bookmakers and conceded the game’s first corner inside the opening minute, but did not take much longer to feel at home in such illustrious surroundings.Having played their way into the contest, City pounced to stun an expectant home crowd in the 11th minute.When the ball was laid back for O’Neil, one veteran found another as the midfielder’s first-time cross was met perfectly by Wilbraham, who guided a brilliant header back across Karl Darlow to find the bottom corner.Newcastle were not giving the visitors an awful lot to worry about, but at the other end Paul Dummett nervously headed over his own crossbar before Reid was only denied by a last-ditch tackle when put through by Wilbraham as the natives demanded an offside flag that never came.City were ahead and looking comfortable, but things were about to get even better for the near 3,000-strong travelling contingent.O’Neil’s diagonal pass seeking Cotterill was overhit, leaving Dummett with a simple header back to his goalkeeper.But when Darlow got too close to the defender, the header shot past him and Cotterill, who kept running, was left with a simple finish into the unguarded net to score his first City goal since returning to the club on transfer deadline day.Now the Geordies were really frustrated and their mood was not about to improve when Shelvey sent a low free kick skidding across the City goal, begging for a touch that never came.Finally Newcastle began to find their form. Ayoze Perez headed over from a near-post corner and Vyner intercepted crucially in front of Christian Atsu before the Chelsea loanee got the better of him and squared the ball for Perez, whose shot was blocked by the well-positioned O’Neil.It was the first real storm City had to weather, but having done so, they made it to half-time unscathed.The second half was always likely to be a different proposition. The first talking point arrived when Aden Flint’s backheader tempted Alekandar Mitrovic to chase, prompting the defender to ease him out of the way.Flint was the last defender and would have been in big trouble had play been stopped, but it was deemed no more than shoulder to shoulder by referee Chris Kavanagh.Then Perez got the home fans excited with a rising drive that just whistled over Fabian Giefer’s crossbar from 25 yards.But still Newcastle were struggling to build any substantial momentum. At the other end, Darlow looked anxious when Cotterill’s dipping shot bounced awkwardly in front of him.Rafa Benitez responded with his first substitution 13 minutes into the second period. Off went Jack Colback, on came Mo Diame – creator of the Magpies’ winner at Ashton Gate back in August.From the very next attack, Newcastle were back in the game. The pacey Atsu raced to the byeline and sent an inviting low cross along the six-yard line where Shelvey slid through a sea of bodies to score, as Giefer clawed the ball out before it found the net but not before it crossed the line.At this point, it felt like City’s best route to victory might be to go for more goals. That was Cotterill’s thinking when he lined up a 25-yard free kick that arrowed towards the top corner but not beyond the reach of Darlow, who made the game’s most impressive save to date.By now every Newcastle attack was greeted by roars from 50,000 Geordies. Flint recovered brilliantly to block from Perez, while Giefer dived full length to keep out Ritchie and Mitrovic headed a Shelvey corner over the bar.Johnson felt he had to react and did so by introducing Hordur Magnusson for his first appearance in seven matches, sacrificing Joe Bryan and switching to a back three with Vyner and O’Dowda as wing-backs.With 15 minutes left, Shelvey embarked on a solo run but scuffed his shot at the end of it. City countered, led by the tireless Smith, before Wilbraham found O’Dowda whose touch let him down.Then Ritchie crossed to the back post where Atsu took the ball down on his chest and seemingly had to score, only to drag his effort past the post from the corner of the six-yard box.Now down to the final eight minutes, Johnson brought on Marlon Pack for Smith to offer extra height as his team prepared to defend a corner.It would make no difference, as Ritchie’s inswinging corner was nodded home by Clark inside a crowded goalmouth to leave City hanging on for a single point rather than all three.Three times Shelvey tried his luck in a bid to complete the comeback – twice denied by Giefer – and City threw bodies in the way of other shots to stand firm and claim a bonus point in the fight for survival.last_img read more

Yantra returned with a victory in professional football

first_imgYantra returned to professional football with a victory. The team from Gabrovo beat Kariana (Erden) 1: 0 at home. The match was from the second round of the First League.The only goal in the match was scored by Petar Kazakov in the 39th minute. He scored with a long shot. In another match of the round Strumska Slava and Septemvri ended in a draw 1: 1. Borislav Nikolov put the team from Radomir ahead in the result in the 38th minute.In the second half Stefan Gavrilov equalized. The guests ended the match with a man less after Zhelezov’s red card.Lokomotiv (Sofia) hit Athlete at the start of the Second LeagueThe “Railwaymen” left Svoge with three pointslast_img read more

Tom Brady makes interesting cameo in Paul Rudd’s Netflix comedy, ‘Living With Yourself’

first_imgNFL QB POWER RANKINGS: Russell Wilson new No. 1 after Patrick Mahomes injury; Sam Darnold rises quicklyAbout 9 1/2 minutes into the episode, Miles arrives at the spa — which is inside a strip mall. He sees the six-time Super Bowl champion walking out. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 19, 2019″First time?” Brady asks.”Uh-huh,” Miles replies. “You?””Sixth,” Brady says, smiling.This exchange may leave viewers with some questions.Last February, Patriots team owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting a sex worker at a strip-mall day spa  in South Florida. In the series, the Top Happy Spa clones its clients and replaces them with newer, better versions of themselves, so while the location seems eerily similar, the scene has nothing to do with the scandal.In an interview with The Wrap , director Timothy Greenberg said the scene was written in 2015, when Brady was in the midst of the Deflategate controversy.  Tom Brady plays a tiny — but interesting — role in Paul Rudd’s new Netfilix comedy series, “Living With Yourself.”The series, which premiered Friday, stars Rudd as Miles, a depressed guy who wants to upgrade his life. In Episode 1, Miles goes to a magical spa — the Top Happy Spa. “There was this implication that maybe he’s a clone and he’s cheating,” Greenberg said. “When I wrote it, he was 37 and had won four Super Bowls. And then by the time I actually make the thing, he’s now 41 and he’s just coming off his sixth Super Bowl win. So he became even more perfect.”What are the odds?All eight episodes of “Living With Yourself” are available for streaming on Netflix.last_img read more