New housing project for Silver Lake Community

first_img Share Tweet One of the longhouses at Silver Lake. Photo credit: GIS NewsResidents of Silver Lakeare expressing their heart-felt gratitude to the government of Dominica, who pledge to construct a housing project in the area.For over thirty-two years, Silver Lake residents have been living in deplorable living conditions since the passage of Hurricane David.However, Honourable Minister for Housing, Reginald Austrie,announced last week that the Government of Dominica will soon be undertaking the much-needed housing project in the community.“For a while now, the Government has been looking at the housing situation in Silver Lake. Just recently, the Minister of Finance and Prime Minister has made some three hundred thousand dollars (XCD$300 000.00) available for the construction of an apartment block building in Silver Lake. The land has been identified and we have a design. Right now, what we are doing is making a few adjustments to the design and I am hoping that by November this year, we can see work beginning on this very important housing structure for the residents of Silver Lake.”Hon Parliament Representative for that community,Ambrose George,explained to GIS News on Thursday how proposed project will benefit families there.“After this facility is constructed, we will move the families in one of the longhouses who will then occupy the new facility. Thus, enable us to demolish the whole facility and rebuild. It is a first phase of a number in series of rebuilding and reconstruction that is to take place in the Silver Lake area.”GIS News visited the Silver Lake community on Thursday, 1st September, 2011 to seek the reaction of residents to news of the impending project.Esther Belleau, chairperson of the Silver LakeDevelopment Committee,spoke on the behalf of the residents of Silver Lake.“Oh, I think it is a blessing because most of my life I have been living here and the housing condition is very terrible. About two years ago, the Prime Minister came to look at the condition of the place and you could see the sadness on his face when took a look at all the homes to see the condition that families are living in; children, the roofs, the flooring, it is terrible. Tears were in his eyes and he promised us then that he would set us up. He would make the homes more comfortable. He would make living conditions at least to a level for the people of Silver Lake can accept. These houses came about after Hurricane David. It was like an emergency building but for more than twenty-five years, people are living in these conditions and it is terrible: no water facilities, no toilets, some of the homes do not have electricity, most of the time, the families pray for only sun. So, I am very happy that they took a stand to come and renew the homes for the people.”By: Mervin Matthew,Government Information Service Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews New housing project for Silver Lake Community by: – September 6, 2011 Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Volunteers Needed For 2014 Relay For Life

first_imgCommunity members participate in the 2013 Relay For Life at Batesville High School.The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Ripley County.Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.The next volunteer committee meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Sherman House. The meeting will begin the planning process for the Relay For Life of Ripley County, which supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who lost their battle, and fight back against the disease.“One in every 100 Americans participates in this fundraising event that has become a global phenomenon,” said Jeni Schnebelt, Event Chair. “Relay For Life is the community’s chance to unite in the fight against cancer and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let our community know that cancer can be defeated.”The event is held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at local high schools, parks, fairgrounds and other gathering places, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Ripley County as a volunteer or team participant, call Jeni Schnebelt at 812-571-0297 or email: ripleycorfl@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Coyote pup, illegal liquor, drugs and ginseng uncovered following Wednesday traffic stop

first_imgDupont, In. — A traffic stop resulted in a long list of charges for two Dupont men this week.Wednesday around 3:40 p.m. Indiana State Police stopped a vehicle driven by Daniel Craig, 67, in the 4000 block of South County Road 380 East in Dupont. After Craig gave consent to search the vehicle and his residence the police report says three pounds of green ginseng, untaxed liquor, drug paraphernalia and marijuana plants were found.The investigation ultimately led to Jacob Smith, 32, of Dupont. Smith was allegedly found with a coyote pup, whiskey still, methamphetamine, marijuana, untaxed liquor, paraphernalia and stolen property. Craig was taken to the Jennings County Jail. Smith was taken to the Jefferson County Jail.last_img read more

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Dare Hailed Over Move To Reposition Long Distance Running In Nigeria

first_img sponsors and organizations interested in specific athletes will take over,’ he said but warned the results of the project will not be immediate.”Developing distance runners requires time, at least one and a half years of good training, recovery, and competition. It is attainable but as a research trial project unto the hands of few coaches,’ he added and says the project of which is a member of the committee inaugurated by the committee in June will commence almost immediately now with the relaxation of Covid-19 rules for non-contact sports in Nigeria of which track and field is one.Gunnen is not however happy that most governments, especially states and local are thinking of developing athletes outside the school system. ”Both must work together as parents will not allow their children to be in the sport without education and so sport should be seen as an entrepreneur programmes for students that have the potentials. With what we have now, we are just wasting our youths,’ he said and believes the Sports Minister’s bold moves in reforming sports generally and particularly with the long-distance project will begin to correct some of these problems. read also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion The committee has identified two training areas in Jos, Plateau state and Mambila in Taraba state to develop facilities for altitude training and Professor Gunnen heads the technical committee for the project. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has been hailed over his determined move to resuscitate long-distance running in Nigeria after years of neglect. Professor Ezra Gunnen, a former national steeplechase record holder and World Athletics certified lecturer says the Sports Minister has shown the uncommon political will to see that long-distance runners in Nigeria get the required training, exposure and opportunity to compete locally and internationally. ‘Before now, middle and long-distance development has never been a focus of any administration since the time of (Group Commander Anthony) Ikhazobor,’ he saidand believes developing long-distance programmes will provide outlets that will redirect the energy of youths into positive ventures of self-development and a source of pride to the nation, region and community. ”Failure to develop the potentials in youths is causing them to depend on government for everything and when it’s not forthcoming, they join all sorts of groups,’ said Gunnen who is delighted the Sports Minister is going in the right direction with the project. ”Prosecuting the project requires the will power of the Sports Ministry to channel resources in the right direction once and for all. Once developed,Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?This Is Hachi, And He’s The Happiest Dog On InstagramIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

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Hooper at the double

first_img Canaries boss Chris Hughton – who has been on a £20million summer spending spree to bolster his squad – made several changes for the second half, including the introduction of club record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel, a regular scorer in the Portuguese Liga with Sporting Lisbon before an £8m switch to Norfolk. Braga pulled a goal back after 54 minutes through Paulo Vinicius and, following more Norwich substitutions, were level with 20 minutes left when Rafa finished off a flowing passing move. Bunn tipped another goalbound effort from the attacking midfielder over and Yazalde sent an angled drive just wide as the English side closed out the latter stages to leave The Quarry with a draw. Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass was back in the Norwich starting XI and completed 90 minutes after missing the friendly at Brighton because of family reasons, as he returned to Glasgow after his partner, who is pregnant, was involved in a car accident. Norwich now have two home friendlies next week, against Real Sociedad on Tuesday and then Panathinaikos on August 10, ahead of the Barclays Premier League opener with Everton. New signing Gary Hooper netted a brace as Norwich drew with Portuguese side Braga 2-2 at the AXA Stadium. Press Associationcenter_img The 25-year-old forward, who moved from Scottish champions Celtic in a £5million deal last week, put the Canaries ahead after six minutes and added another after 28 minutes – just after Braga midfielder Ruben Micael had hit the post – as he slotted home when Elliott Bennett’s shot was parried out by the goalkeeper. In a sign of what was to come, the hosts rallied before the break when Mark Bunn saved from Salvador Agra. last_img read more

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Hooliganism: Nasarawa United Clears LMC Fines

first_imgHowever, the state commissioner for youths and sports, Uthman Bala-Adams, disclosed yesterday in Lafia that the state government has cleared all the fines meted on the football club by the LMC.He added that other conditions outlined by the LMC for compliance, especially security, by the Nasarawa United were as well pursued to the last degrees.Bala-Adams also disclosed that the state government had concluded arrangements to engage an experienced Technical Adviser for its Nasarawa United FC before January 19.According to the commissioner, “we are going to bring a more experienced Technical Adviser to add value to what the current technical crew is doing.“In respect of adding more players, we want to bring the new Technical Adviser first so that he can vet those players who were on standby to play for Nasarawa United before the January 19 close of shop.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nasarawa United FC BY Igbawase Ukumba in LafiaThe Nasarawa United FC has cleared all fines it incurred from the League Management Company (LMC) following a violent attack on match officials and others at the Lafia Township stadium last year.The LMC, administrators of the NPFL, in a reaction to the unfortunate development took disciplinary actions against the club and consequently hammered a cumulative fine of N4, 250, 000, including a N1,250,000 compensation for the match officials, against the Nasarawa United FC.last_img read more

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Playboy ranks ’SC as the No. 4 party school in the US

first_imgPlayboy magazine released their annual “Top Party School” list on Wednesday, ranking USC No. 4, a drop from the school’s No. 2 ranking on last year’s list.West Virginia University was ranked first, while University of Virginia, last year’s top school, failed to make the top 10 this year. University of Wisconsin and University of Colorado were ranked second and third respectively.According to Playboy editors, the schools were ranked based on data from the NCAA, the U.S. Economic Census, the National Center for Education Statistics and social media.Students had mixed reactions to the rankings.“I think it’s a good thing in the sense that USC caters to the students who like to party, but still go to a top academic university. It keeps the balance between how much tougher USC is becoming to get into, but it still draws kids that are interested in the party aspect and the social scene,” said Drew Eller, a junior majoring in business and cinematic arts. “’SC has a name and image to it that Playboy is probably playing into, being in L.A., and the idea of us being a party school. But I don’t think we’re necessarily top four or that it means anything, really.”Annie Passan, a sophomore majoring in international relations (global business), agreed with Eller that the rankings are not that significant.“It doesn’t really matter to me because I know the context of the statistics do not apply to the school as a whole. Not everyone at ’SC parties all the time.” Passan said.The credibility of this list in terms of its ranking criteria was also a concern for some students.“How legitimate is the Playboy rating? That’s an important question — who comes up with these ratings? And if it is legitimate, it speaks of that fact that we work hard and play hard.” said Kiersten Stanley, a sophomore majoring in writing for screen and television. “Plus, we have a really big Greek culture, and by parties do they mean ragers or house parties? There are no clear categories.”Like Eller, however, she thought that ’SC is a big name in the party school scene.“It’s definitely not hard to find parties here.” Stanley said. “We also have a very relaxed culture about partying — we aren’t super religious — and probably because it is so relaxed, you don’t hear of huge problems connected to the partying — other than the few hospital transports of people overdoing it.”Earlier this year, BroBible, a news website that describes itself as the “ultimate destination for Bros,” ranked USC No. 20 on its top party school list.Vidal Woods, a junior majoring in cinematic arts and international relations felt concerned about the academic implications this ranking would have for USC in the future.“If we continue to boast and promote this, there might be certain parents that would be hesitant to let their kids come here,” Woods said. “We’re trying to promote USC as a top academic institution, and if we want to attract the top kids, in terms of academics, their parents, who pay the tuition, are not going to want to send their kids to the No. 4 party school in the nation.”USC is also the only private school and the only Southern California school featured on the list.last_img read more

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Historic status granted

first_imgThe USC University Park Campus is now the home of 12 historical monuments.On Dec. 11, the Los Angeles City Council officially named 12 of USC’s buildings Historical Cultural Monuments.The newly distinguished buildings include the Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Family Home, Bovard Administration Building, 3440 Hope Street warehouse, Gwynn Wilson Student Union, Mudd Hall of Philosophy, the Physical Education Building, Doheny Memorial Library, Allan Hancock Foundation Building, Olin Hall of Engineering, University Religious Center, Von KleinSmid Center and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.These buildings join USC’s Widney Alumni House, which was built in 1880.Monumental · Bovard Auditorium is one of the buildings that garnered historic status on Dec. 11. Other buildings with this honor include the Gwynn Wilson Student Union and the Doheny Memorial Library.Nick Entin | Daily TrojanEach of these buildings contains significant historical and cultural components within their architecture that granted them the appropriate designation.Mudd Hall is a Romanesque Revival building with decorative gargoyles and a three-winged courtyard that surrounds the building. The Von KleinSmid Center was designed in the New Formalism style. The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the newest building on the list to be given the designation, embodies the Late Modern style.Brian League, executive director of real estate development for USC, explained that the recent environmental impact report for the university’s master plan identified these 12 buildings to be eligible as Historical Cultural Monuments.“The city required that we list them for the listing,” League said.This requirement was the condition the city gave in order to approve the new developments on campus.These buildings never made it to historical status in the past.“Having the designation doesn’t give us any financial advantage,” League said.Having such a namesake would allow the real estate’s owners to receive tax credits, but there are no tax advantages from the designation because USC is a non-profit school.According to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning website, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance is responsible for recognizing and protecting these Historical National Monuments.There are currently more than 1,000 Historical-Cultural Monuments in the City of Los Angeles, and permits for any alterations to or potential demolition of the buildings containing this designation must be presented to the Heritage Commission before they can be accepted. The Commission also reserves the right to delay any alteration.According to League, the historical community wanted to see these buildings become historically recognized.“[Having the formal designation] tells the world, the city [and] the community, that we are recognizing these monuments,” League said.last_img read more

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‘We’ll be friends before and after the whistle’ – Maher

first_imgSars captain Padraic Maher says while he knows the opposition well, they won’t be friends on the field…That game throws in at 3.30 in Semple Stadium on Sunday and Tipp FM’s live coverage is being brought to you in association with The Village Grill, Clerihan. Photo Tipp FM ‘We’ll be friends before, and friends after’ the whistle goes in this years’ County Senior Hurling Final.Those are the sentiments of Thurles Sarsfields captain Padraic Maher, who’s hoping to guide his team to a fourth county title in a row on Sunday.They’re facing Borrisoleigh who, despite having plenty inter-county representation over recent years, haven’t featured in a county final since 1988.last_img read more

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Paddy Power Betfair looks to rename to reflect growing brand portfolio

first_img Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Bookmaker group Paddy Power Betfair has released a proposition to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainments in a bid to reflect the group’s growing brand portfolio.In a release of the group’s preliminary full-year 2018 results, the group outlined that its recent merger and acquisition drive meant that a rebrand would be essential in order to represent its global range. In February of this year, the group acquired a 51 per cent stake in Georgian operator Adjarabet for an initial cash consideration totalling £101m. While in May 2018, Paddy Power Betfair agreed to merge its Betfair U.S. division with fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Pending the approval of the group’s shareholders at the forthcoming AGM, Chief Executive Peter Jackson released in a statement: “ The acquisition of Adjarabet is further evidence that we are delivering against our strategy, and whilst there will inevitably be further regulatory challenges, we are excited about the growth opportunities ahead of us.“With a growing portfolio of brands, we plan to rename the Group as Flutter Entertainment plc. There are no plans to use this historical name for consumers, and we will seek shareholders permission for the change.”As announced in its results, Paddy Power Betfair detailed that its global agenda had seen significant progress during 2018. Looking forward to 2019, the operator group intend to target additional organic and M&A-led opportunities across the world. Submit StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more

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