CariMAN to host symposium on violence

first_img Share Share LocalNews CariMAN to host symposium on violence by: – April 10, 2012 Tweet Photo credit: browardprevention.orgThe Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) Dominica Chapter Inc; an affiliate of the regional Caribbean Male Action Network, is getting prepared to host a one day symposium next week on violence in Dominica.CariMAN which is a male organization aims to create an avenue for boys and men to discuss issues that affect their lives and also to share best practices. The Dominica Chapter which was established in December 2012, launched in June 2011 and registered on February 3, 2012 also collaborates with female groups and organizations to reduce and eliminate all kinds of violence, including gender-based violence.According to a press release issued by the local chapter of CariMAN the organization “recognizes, with great concern, the increase in criminal and violent activities in our homes, schools and communities, particularly among our young males”.They also “acknowledge that many concerned individuals, groups, organizations and institutions have individually and collectively facilitated solution-oriented discussions so as to identify practical ways to reduce and ultimately eliminate crime and violence that affect, not only our citizens, but essentially visitors to our God-gifted land”.The organization therefore “firmly believes” that to “realize success in fighting crime and violence society must amalgamate its efforts and resources”.Therefore they have organized a one day symposium and have invited various individuals, groups, organizations and institutions to participate in.The symposium is scheduled to take place on Friday 20th April, 2012, from 8: 30 am to 4: 00 pm at the Public Service Union Conference Room (downstairs) on Valley Road. The release also indicates the organization’s intention “to merge our defined plans and together develop a resolute and workable National Plan of Action to address, reduce and eliminate anti-social behaviours in our nation”.The symposium will climax with a panel discussion which will “address violence and crime in relation to Youth and Education, the Law and Citizens, Spirituality, Violence against Women and the Role of Men in Ending Violence”.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

McIlroy surges into Texas contention

first_img Press Association With the Masters just days away, the world number two shot a five-under-par 67 to follow his even-par opening round, and close in on the leaders at San Antonio. The Northern Irishman was a late entry as he desperately sought to play himself into form for Augusta, and by the looks of his second 18 holes he has done precisely that. He finished off with birdies at 16, 17 and 18 to make an already good round a quite excellent one, tying with Charley Hoffman and KJ Choi for the lowest score of the day. Rory McIlroy allayed fears about the state of his game by storming into contention at the Valero Texas Open.center_img McIlroy had a 25-foot eagle putt at the last to go into a share of the lead, and he put it close, but he would have settled for five under at the start of the round and made sure of that by tapping in from inside a foot. When McIlroy came in, Charley Hoffman, Daniel Summerhays and Steven Bowditch were in the clubhouse on six under, with Billy Horschel out on the course with the same score and three holes left. American Horschel added birdies at 17 and 18 to reach eight under for a two-shot lead after back-to-back 68s, and he has a three-stroke cushion over McIlroy. As McIlroy ascended the leaderboard, he passed Padraig Harrington going the other way. Dubliner Harrington had been four under after the opening round, just one off the lead, but at one stage in his second 18 holes he slipped back to one under. Starting on the back nine, he dropped shots at 11, 13 and 17 before repairing much of the damage on the front nine, with birdies at the sixth and ninth lifting him to a 73 and a healthier three under. McIlroy was one of six players on five under, with Brendon de Jonge, Jim Furyk, KJ Choi, Retief Goosen and Ben Kohles keeping him company. Furyk made bogey at the last, his only dropped shot of the round. First-round leaders Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo both followed their 67s on Thursday with disappointing scores of 73 to drop back to four under. Alongside Harrington on three under was Scotland’s Martin Laird after a 71, with Englishmen Brian Davis and David Lynn steady on two under after their respective rounds of 72 and 70. Ireland’s Shane Lowry also carded a 72 to be two under through 36 holes. Ian Poulter and Charl Schwartzel just made the cut at one over after shooting rounds of 75 and 73. last_img read more

Hughton happy at Norwich

first_img The ex-Newcastle and Birmingham manager, however, steered Norwich to Premier League survival last season and brought in eight players over the summer, including Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, at a cost of around £25million. Hughton, who has been linked with the Irish job along with others such as Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane, said: “I understand my name has been mentioned along with other previous players for Ireland. It is absolutely just speculation. “I am manager of Norwich, I am extremely happy here. We spent and invested more this summer than we ever have done. I have had support from the board here. I have a group of supporters who are fanatical and want this team to do well and I have the same challenges here as the supporters and the players have. I am incredibly happy here. “There has been no official approach. We are a club I would like to think which is going in the right direction.” Hughton was coy on the question of whether he would like to manage the Republic some time in the future, not wanting to fuel any conjecture before Norwich face his former club Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday. “I can only answer questions to the appropriate people which is why my decision is to talk about how happy I am here at Norwich,” said Hughton. “Anything I might say over and above that might be construed in a different way. I was very proud to play for Ireland and I always want to see Ireland winning football matches but my responsibility is here. “The club have shown great faith in me. They have spent very big in the summer. There is a project here, one started before I got here, and it is a challenge I am very much looking forward to. The Norwich boss has been linked with the Irish job vacated by Giovanni Trapattoni following the Republic’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Austria. Hughton, who was born in England but qualified to play for the Republic through his mother, played 53 times as full-back for Ireland between 1979 and 1991. He also served as the national team’s assistant manager under Brian Kerr from February 2003 to October 2005. “There will be some very good names mentioned. I don’t know which way they will go but there won’t be any shortage of candidates. “For anybody who takes a job like that it is about timing. It is a different management philosophy (Premier League compared to international), a different week, the simple one is that it is day to day football and involvement with players (in the Premier League) and international level is not that. But it suits some people at some stage and others not.” Hughton said that he was not surprised by Trapattoni’s sacking but added: “He’s done a fantastic job there. We have to respect the fact that it is a nation that is not expected to qualify for all the championships that they enter. I am disappointed to see him go because he is a fellow manager.” Meanwhile, Norwich could see summer signing Gary Hooper make his first appearance in the squad this weekend after the former Celtic striker recovered from a shin problem. “He has trained this week and he’s fit,” said Hughton. “We will take a decision on when or if to use him, but he has come through with no problems.” Chris Hughton all but ruled himself out of the Republic of Ireland job and insisted that he wants to repay Norwich for their faith in backing him with big cash in the summer transfer window. Press Associationlast_img read more

Miami-Dade curfew to be pushed back to 11 p.m. starting next week

first_imgSouth Florida has been a little behind from reopening compared to other counties in Florida.Now, things are starting to move forward with opening back up as Palm Beach County entered Phase Two of reopening, and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that the countywide curfew will be pushed back to 11 p.m. and that other businesses will be allowed to reopen starting next week.During a virtual press conference on Wednesday, Gimenez said Miami-Dade’s curfew will be pushed back to 11 p.m. starting Monday, Sept. 14.Gimenez also announced that other outdoor spaces will be reopening, including Zoo Miami and Jungle Island. However, social distancing and masks are still required. Most indoor activities at the zoo, Jungle Island and other outdoor amusement venues will remain closed.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-PAT DYEFormer Auburn coach dead at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80. Dye took over a downtrodden program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power.The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic.In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina.MLB-NATIONALS-MINOR LEAGUE STIPENDSNationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend — Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.MLB-DYKSTRA-DARLING LAWSUITJudge dismisses Dykstra defamation suit against DarlingNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, the pitcher’s ghost writer and a pair of publishers.Dykstra’s suit followed the publication of Darling’s book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.” Darling accused the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Justice Robert D. Kalish wrote Dykstra’s reputation “for unsportsmanlike conduct and bigotry is already so tarnished that it cannot be further injured by the reference.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img June 1, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed course and are telling their minor leaguers they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 through June.The team’s decision comes after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments from $400 to $300.A text message sent by the Nationals to players in the minors and forwarded to The Associated Press reads: “Upon further internal discussion, you will receive your full stipend of $400 per week through the month of June.” The text says further payments will be decided on a monthly basis.Here are other sports stories related to the coronavirus:— The Big 12 Conference says its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The conference says each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14. Associated Press last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers roll past Bemidji for 500th win in program history

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team steamrolled past the Bemidji State University Beavers 6-1, 4-2 for UW’s 500th win in program history.The No. 1 Badgers (26-2-1-0, 21-2-1-0 WCHA) stunned the Beavers (9-16-3, 5-16-3 WCHA) Friday afternoon after junior Emily Clark found the back of the net for the Badgers less than 45 seconds after the puck dropped.Within 10 minutes of her first, Clark doubled up with another strike for a pair of scores before the end of the first period.Women’s hockey: Badgers will have to adjust without veteran ChannellAfter a difficult contest against the University of North Dakota, the future of the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team Read…With only four penalties the entire game — the fewest this team has seen in a long time — it was just a matter of the Badgers getting the right momentum and producing quality shots at the net.With both Clark and Abby Roque garnering two points in the first night, and Sydney McKibbon executing on a power-play goal from one of the two Wisconsin penalty opportunities, UW finally found its rhythm.With a 6-1 final score, the Badgers headed into Saturday’s matchup confident they could gain yet another sweep this weekend. Even though Bemidji came out with a bang, scoring a goal in the first and second period, UW kept its composure and collected four goals to seal the Beavers’ fate.Yet again, Clark contributed two of the Badgers’ four points that night, and Wisconsin’s starting line claimed five of the 10 total goals on the weekend. With Sarah Nurse switching places with Sam Cogan, Nurse, Clark and forward Annie Pankowski managed to adjust and establish a dynamic rhythm on offense.Friday also saw yet another milestone for this decorated Badger team. With the victory against Bemidji, the Badgers totaled their 500th win in school history. While Wisconsin is only the 10th women’s program in NCAA history to achieve this mark, the UW women’s hockey program is less than 20 years old.Women’s hockey: Badgers set NCAA attendance record at Kohl Center amid three-game homesteadWisconsin routed Minnesota State University, Mankato to cap off a three-week homestead that featured an NCAA record-setting attendance for a women’s Read…One of the reasons for this level of success is the man at the helm, UW head coach Mark Johnson. Johnson, who has led the Badgers to four NCAA Championship titles, six WCHA playoff titles and five WCHA regular season titles credits this success to everybody, from the players all the way to the fans.“It’s a reflection of what’s gone on for a long period of time,” Johnson told UW Athletics. “We have good support from our fans, good players, good commitment from a lot of different people and it’s something to be very proud of as a group.”The Badgers come back home next weekend for their final home contest during the regular season. Wisconsin takes on No. 3 University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday and Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton speaks about overcoming his deteriorating hair loss problem

first_img 6-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in his latest video has revealed how his curls have blossomed since starting his new haircare journey five months ago. The Mercedes racer said that he was changing his routine after losing his natural curls and watching his hair ‘deteriorate’ due to poor maintenance over the years. Well, fans finally got to see Lewis Hamilton’s new hair after he freed the curls.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Blames F1 Career For Split With Nicole ScherzingerF1: Lewis Hamilton hair COMMENT First Published: 18th December, 2019 16:44 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read: Sebastian Vettel Admits Going Vegan Lewis Hamilton-style For 6 Weeks In 2018F1: Lewis Hamilton to FerrariFerrari chief executive Louis Camilleri has confirmed F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is eager to join the team when his time at Mercedes comes to an end. Hamilton has long been linked with a move to Ferrari after previously admitting his admiration for the Italian outfit. Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said that Ferrari have a long-term agreement with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. He also added that the team is flattered that other drivers alongside Hamilton want to come and join them. It would also be premature to decide anything for the future.Also Read: Will Lewis Hamilton Make His Move To Ferrari At The End Of F1 2020 Season? Last Updated: 18th December, 2019 16:44 IST Lewis Hamilton Speaks About Overcoming His Deteriorating Hair Loss Problem Lewis Hamilton revealed that he was changing his routine after losing his natural curls and watching his hair ‘deteriorate’ due to poor maintenance in years. WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Written By Suraj Alva LIVE TV FOLLOW US In an Instagram video, Lewis Hamilton is seen sitting in his car while singing along to Soul Glo by Coming To America. He captioned the video as ‘Happy Sunday World. Remember to let your soul glow all day! Sending everyone positive waves, light and love for your week coming.’Also Read: Lewis Hamilton And Valentino Rossi Race Against Each Other On Formula 1 Track, Watch VideoThe 34-year-old British driver had earlier explained the damage his hair has endured due to overwashing and using the wrong products. Speaking to his 13.8 million viewers in Instagram, Hamilton had said that he used to wash his hair with bath soap and genuinely anything he could use at the time. He added that he washed hair 3 times a day – in the morning, after training and at night, so it was always dry. Hamilton revealed that in hotels, he would use their bad products but never shampooed and conditioned his hair. This made him see a hair specialist, who told him that if he didn’t start looking after it properly, he would start losing it in a short amount of time. So, with the right advice, he used good products and made it a priority to keep his hair healthy.last_img read more

Atletico Gets Chance for Bayern Revenge

first_imgBayern Munich destroyed Atletico Madrid’s dreams of winning the European Cup in 1974 and today, the Bavarians are out to wreck their hopes of reaching a second Champions League final in three years when they visit the Spanish capital for the semifinal first leg.In the final in Heysel 42 years ago, an equaliser from defender Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck in the final minute of extra time cancelled out Luis Aragones’ opening goal and forced a replay, in which Bayern ran out 4-0 winners.That outcome led to contrasting fortunes for both clubs – Bayern went on to win three consecutive European Cups and are now bidding for their sixth triumph in manager Pep Guardiola’s last season in charge before taking over at Manchester City. Atletico are still haunted by the memory of Schwarzenbeck’s goal, which prompted the nickname “el pupas” (the cursed ones).History repeated itself 40 years later when Atletico led Real Madrid 1-0 in the Champions League final and Sergio Ramos headed in a 93rd-minute equaliser to force extra time before going on to thrash the Rojiblancos 4-1.Four decades after Schwarzenbeck robbed them of glory, Atletico are still chasing their first European Cup, yet are emboldened in their bid to go all the way this year after knocking out holders and favourites Barcelona in the quarterfinals.They beat Malaga 1-0 on Saturday thanks to substitute Angel Correa’s second-half strike to stay level on points with Barcelona, who top La Liga due to their superior head-to-head record.Bayern maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga by winning 2-0 at Hertha Berlin with second-half goals from Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa. A victory at home to Borussia Monchengladbach next week will see Bayern clinch a third successive title under Guardiola.Bayern have also reached the German Cup final yet many believe the former Barcelona coach will have under-achieved at the club should he fail to win the Champions League.Midfielder Xabi Alonso rejected that suggestion, however, highlighting the Catalan’s positive influence.“I’ve no doubt his time here will leave an important base, independently of whether we have a fantastic end to the season or not. Our memories of him will be brilliant, and he won’t be a failure if we didn’t win the Champions League,” said Alonso.Atletico is the third Spanish team Bayern has met in as many years in the semifinals, having been knocked out by Real Madrid in 2014 and Barcelona last year.Atletico is without influential centre back Diego Godin due to a hamstring injury, while Bayern will be missing forward Arjen Robben and defender Jerome Boateng.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Polish bookmaker STS signs deal with Polish Esport League

first_imgMateusz Juroszek, STSSTS, the largest bookmaker in Poland, has signed a sponsorship deal with the Polska Liga Esportowa (Polish Esport League).As a part of this arrangement, on March 9th, some of the top talent from Polish esports teams will take part in a All-Stars Game, and this will serve as the inauguration of the partnership.Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS commented: “STS supports Polish esport. It is a discipline that is developing at an extremely dynamic pace. We are convinced that Polish players will be better and better in both domestic and international competitions. We believe in them and support their further professionalization.”The current arrangement between STS and the Polish Esport League is until the end of 2018. This will include the usual brand promotion during games, and the ‘possibility of organizing joint actions for the fans’. Juroszek continued: “As the undisputed leader in the domestic market, STS sets the trends that are followed by other companies. For four years we have been developing a platform, offer and functionalities dedicated to users interested in esports games. The new contract strengthens our presence in this segment.”In 2014, STS was the first bookmaker in Poland to introduce an esports offering, as well as streams from selected games. Since May 2017, STS has worked with esports team Izako Boars. In January, the bookmaker made further esports moves and signed a sponsorship deal with Paweł ‘innocent’ Mock, currently amongst the top Polish esports pros. The Polish Esport League is almost a year old having first kicked off in March 2017. Fantasy Expo is the company behind the project, and was recently involved in the inaugural Polish Esports Awards which took place at the Legia Warsaw stadium. This event saw the likes of Virtus Pro, Twitch, PGL Krakow 2017 and more pick up awards across a total of ten categories. Esports Insider says: STS is the market leader in betting in Poland and so it makes sense for them to support and develop a partnership with the main Polish esports league. This announcement follows the news that Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner has signed a deal with betting platform Luckbox making for a busy week in the crossover of esports and gambling.last_img read more

CRICKET: Professor Ampofo elected African Cricket Development Director

first_imgThe President of the Ghana Cricket Association, Professor William Ampofo has been elected to the board of the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) as Development Director.Professor William Ampofo who was voted unopposed takes over from Zulfikar Rehemtulla of Tanzania during the 17th African Cricket Association Annual General Meeting held in Johannesburg on 21st March 2015.Mr Kwesi Sagoe of Nigeria was retained as the chairman of the Africa Cricket Association (ACA).Meanwhile, the national senior cricket team clinched victory over Eastern’s Cricket Academy in their trail match ahead of their T2O Africa Division 1 opening game with Namibia.Eastern’s Academy who won the toss elected to bat in the first innings leaving no option for team Ghana to field. With a top bowling approach from team Ghana’s, the bowling prowess of Godfred Bakiweyem ,David Ankrah ,Vincent Ateak ,Obed Harvey ,Isaac Aboagye and Kofi Bagabena restricted the high fancied Eastern to a score of 121 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs of the first innings.The second innings saw Team Ghana’s opening batsmen James Vifah and Simon Ateak taking the the game to the Easterns from the first over. Their spirited performances put pressure on the Eastern bowlers and were punished by James Vifah who made 73 runs at the end of the innings. The game was wrapped up in 19.1 overs with 5 balls to spare.  Team Ghana made 125 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Ghana won the game by 8 wickets.Ghana plays Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda and Kenya in the tournament.–last_img read more