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Cancer Society and Diabetes Association Offices to Re-open Next Week

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img LifestyleLocalNews Cancer Society and Diabetes Association Offices to Re-open Next Week by: – May 28, 2020 Tweet (Dominica Cancer Society) The general public is hereby notified that the office of the Dominica Cancer Society and the Dominica Diabetes Association will re-open effective Tuesday 2nd June, 2020.Until further notice, the opening hours will be Monday – Friday from 9am to 2pmThe following measures have become necessary in an effort to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele and maintain proper hygiene at the office:One client at a time will be permitted to enter the office. We therefore encourage individuals to call in advance and make an appointment to reduce the possibility of having to wait outsideA mask must be worn in order to be allowed entry into the officeBe prepared to have your hands sanitized if you wish to enter the office.Please feel free to contact us by calling any of the following telephone numbers during normal working hours – 767 448 8801; 767 225 0874 or 767 316 7326. We can also be contacted via email at once more encourage everyone to continue to adhere to the precautionary measures recommended by the Ministry of Health to ensure your personal safety and that of your family.  Bear in mind that the absence of an active case at the Government COVID facility does not necessarily mean the absence of COVID 19 in Dominica.last_img read more

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

first_imgBOGOTA – The United Nations World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy. New projections released late Wednesday estimate a startling increase: Whereas 3.4 million experienced severe food insecurity in 2019, that number could more than quadruple this year in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. “We are entering a very complicated stage,” said Miguel Barreto, the WFP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “It is what we are calling a hunger pandemic.” (AP)center_img A family peers from the window of their home as they wait to receive boxes of free food, during a lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia on May 4, 2020. AP PHOTO/FERNANDO VERGARAlast_img read more

Del Piero in hospital with kidney stones

first_img The former Juventus and Italy star posted an image of himself on Instagram in the UCLA Emergency Department. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World He was wearing a facemask, which worried some fans, but he quickly assured that it was just a precaution.“I still can’t believe something only 3mm small can hurt that much,” wrote Del Piero.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alessandro Del Piero is in hospital in Los Angeles, suffering from kidney stones. ‘I still can’t believe something 3mm small can hurt that much.’center_img Loading… Advertisementlast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (April 8 – 13)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (April 8 – 13)Players of the Week.Baseball: Brayden Bush – Rising SunSoftball: Lily Sparks – Switzerland CountyBoys Golf: Tyler Konkle – Switzerland CountyGirls Track: Chloe Simon – Jac-Cen-DelBoys Track: Mark Adams – South RipleyORVC Report(April 8-13)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Camelot makes Mooresbridge return

first_img O’Brien told Racing UK: “He’s in good form, we’re hoping the ground will be nice for him and we’re looking forward to it. We’re very happy with him and he’s had a nice break. “He obviously had a little setback at the back-end, but he’s been in Coolmore all winter and came back in great shape and I’ve been delighted with him since. “We’ll take it one race at a time but if everything went well, the three races would be the Curragh on Monday, the Tattersalls (Gold Cup) and then the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (at Royal Ascot).” Camelot’s only serious opponent is the Jim Bolger-trained Parish Hall, who won the Group One Dewhurst Stakes as a juvenile and made a winning return from well over a year off in the Alleged Stakes over this course and distance. The field is completed by Macbeth and Negotiate. Press Association Aidan O’Brien’s Montjeu colt, winner of last season’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and both the English and Irish Derbys, was narrowly denied Triple Crown glory when beaten into second in the St Leger at Doncaster and signed off with a disappointing run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, after which he suffered from colic. He makes his comeback over 10 furlongs at Group Three level and is joined by stable companion and likely pacesetter Triumphant. center_img Multiple Classic hero Camelot faces four opponents on his eagerly anticipated return to action in the High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh.last_img read more

Big Badgers use size, reputation to fuel play-action

first_imgScott Tolzien and the Badgers have used play-fakes to great advantage so far this year, providing an extra dimension to the offense that strengthens the always strong Wisconsin power running game[/media-credit]The situation: third down, two yards to go, Wisconsin is driving with under seven minutes to play in the second quarter against Arizona State. UW is in a big-I formation, just one receiver split right, with its big running back John Clay in the backfield, behind its even bigger 6-foot-5, 307-lb. fullback, Ryan Groy. The Badgers are a running team. The Badgers will run the ball here.Wrong.Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst calls for a play-action pass, and quarterback Scott Tolzien finds a wide-open Lance Kendricks, who picks up 34 yards and the first down. The Badgers will kick a field goal, to pull UW within four points of ASU.Later, with UW clinging to a 20-19 fourth-quarter lead after Jay Valai’s block of an ASU extra point, Wisconsin faces third-and-two again. Convert, and the Badgers can finish running the clock down for a win. Fail, and Wisconsin punts the ball back to an Arizona State offense that moved the ball seemingly at will against the Badgers.Again, it’s Clay in the backfield, with two tight ends in to block. And again, Tolzien fakes the hand-off before finding Kendricks for a first down on the play-action pass, firing the ball to the tight end right as a blitzing Sun Devil dives at his ankles.“Just a good sell,” Kendricks said of the play. “When we were doing it, I was out there making calls and just trying to sell it, because I knew they were coming with a blitz.”Knowing ASU is going to be bringing pressure, it could be considered a gutsy move to send one blocker (Clay) on a run fake and another (Kendricks) on a pass route. Unless you’re Chryst, anyway.“Nah, not really. There aren’t really many calls that are, if guys execute,” he said of that fourth-quarter play.It almost sets up too nicely for Wisconsin. The general perception of the Badgers in the college football world is that they’re going to pound the ball between the tackles with a big, bruising runner like Clay. But if a defense gets too complacent anticipating the run, that’s when a well-executed play-action pass can pay dividends.“Because we run the ball so much, they’re already looking for the run, so I just want to give them what they’ve seen, over and over,” UW center Peter Konz said. “I really take pride in not [changing] anything [on play-action].”But when the Badgers fake the run and go for a pass, it takes a lot of execution on everyone’s part. There are a couple of keys to the play going off without a hitch.“Running the ball well. If you think about it, if you’re running the ball well, your actions have a chance,” Chryst said.“From an offensive line standpoint, staying low; I can’t give it away by starting to pass (block) standing up, because the safeties are really reading it,” Konz said. “A lot of times it’s just the tackles, a safety’s key read is usually the tackles. The tackles stand up, they’re already in coverage.”The biggest individual key against the Sun Devils, though, was Kendricks. The senior captain caught seven balls for 131 yards and a touchdown, as well as the three biggest catches of the game – his touchdown, and two third-down conversions.While Kendricks might get more attention for his hands, until Saturday most of his contributions this season came in the running game. Time after time, Kendricks has laid his 6-foot-4, 241-lb. frame into would-be tacklers so Clay or another of UW’s stable of tailbacks could pick up yardage.“I think it’s fun, I don’t have a problem with blocking, especially if he springs for a big one; I’m more happy than the running back is,” Kendricks said. “It makes the game fun, going out there and blocking, scrappin’ out and all that stuff.”Kendricks’ effectiveness as a blocker helps make him the perfect play-action weapon. Being equally effective in the running and passing game only further adds to the deception required when faking the run.“It’s awesome when you’ve got a tight end when he’s able to block so well, then all of a sudden, is he blocking, is he passing”? Konz said. “It’s kind of like the play-action, you don’t even know because if you thought maybe he was just a passing tight end, then you’d have someone covering him every time. But since they’ve seen him make those big plays and big blocks, then he becomes an even bigger threat.”And since it’s clear Kendricks is one of the Badgers’ biggest weapons in general, it’s worth it to note that Wisconsin was without its biggest receiving threat in Nick Toon for the past two weeks. Receiver David Gilreath has also been out, after sustaining a massive hit and concussion against San Jose State on Sep. 11. With Toon and the speedy Gilreath out of the picture, teams could hypothetically focus on stopping UW’s other main weapons, Clay and Kendricks.But with some good play calling and a little deception, the Badgers have proved they’ll pick up yardage on the ground or through the air, no matter the situation. Adding to that deception is the ability to trot out Groy. Stuck behind senior captain John Moffitt at left guard, the team found an interesting new way to use the redshirt freshman as a blocking fullback, who made his debut against UNLV wearing the No. 47 jersey.As shown by the Badgers multiple times this season, the inclusion of Groy in the formation doesn’t necessarily mean the team is running the ball.“Teams aren’t oblivious that we’ve got a big guy now. We’re three games in and Ryan Groy has been in, just pounding away,” Konz said. “When they see a big guy, their first indication is, ‘okay, they’re going to run, because this guy’s not going out for a pass.’”Chryst was asked if he enjoyed having a giant fullback like Groy as another tool of deception in the play-action game.“You’re giving away all our secrets, man,” Chryst joked. “You do what you do, and you have counters off of it. We’re not splitting the atom.”Simplicity of the play-calling strategy aside, the Badgers have shown they still have the potential to replicate the dynamic offense they showed in 2009, where they averaged over 400 yards a game. Even without two of its top receivers, Wisconsin has given its opponents, at the very least, something to think about when preparing for the Badgers.“Every team’s going to see that on film, too. Not only do they have to account for us to run the ball right up the gut, but they’ve got to be aware of [play-action] as well,” Tolzien said. “Hopefully that just makes us more dynamic as an offense and makes it harder on defenses.”Or, if you’re Konz, you hope the Badgers will just keep it on the ground all game.“It’s (play-action) pretty nice, but as an offensive lineman, I’d rather just pound the ball.”last_img read more

Former Windies president Pat Rousseau dies at age 85

first_imgFormer Cricket West Indies president, Pat Rousseau dies at age 85 in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday, April 16, following a long illness. The prominent Jamaican lawyer and businessman led the then West Indies Cricket Board from 1996 to 2001, after taking over from the late Barbadian Captain Peter Short.Rousseau, 85, oversaw a turbulent period in West Indies cricket but was largely credited for overhauling the board’s commercial model and helping to monetize its brand.Skerritt pays tributeNewly elected CWI president, Ricky Skerritt, who served as Windies team manager under Rousseau, hailed the former administrator as a “sharp legal and business mind”, who had been “passionate” in all his pursuits.Read More: Ricky Skerritt elected president of Cricket West Indies“Pat was a strong man, always very focused and determined. He was a sharp legal and business mind, and it was reflected during his time in charge of the organization between 1996 and 2001,” said Skerritt, who assumed the CWI presidency last month.“He, along with former chief marketing executive Chris Dehring, was instrumental in signing a record (at the time) international television deal for the WICB, now CWI, with Sky and convincing the International Cricket Council to stage the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in the Caribbean.Ricky Skerritt“Pat was also the driving force behind the incorporation of the WICB in November 1998 – starting the transformation of the organization into becoming a more corporate operation – and the permanent relocation of the corporate headquarters to Antigua.”He added: “He was passionate about his work, he loved life, he was a keen follower of sport, leading to him and Dehring launching SportsMax, the first subscription television network broadcasting sport programming to the entire Caribbean, and he was a great mentor to many people. He will be missed.”Chris Dehring’s tributeJamaican Dehring, who also served as chief executive officer for the 2007 World Cup, described Rousseau as a “pioneer in just about everything he did”.“He was highly respected and he was the one who recruited me to the Board of West Indies cricket in 1996 … and has moulded me and was responsible also for the bid for Cricket World Cup,” said Dehring.“We spent a lot of time together travelling all over the world and I relished those moments and his death is not only a loss to Jamaica, but for the region and we are very proud of what he has achieved.” – DehringHe added: “He was a pioneer in just about everything he did and was never afraid to take on huge challenges and he had big vision.”After previously serving on the board’s marketing committee, Rousseau assumed the West Indies cricket presidency in 1996. He was re-elected unopposed two years later before beating late Trinidadian Alloy Lequay to win again in 2000.Read More: CPL-T20 tournament key but not enough to revive Windies cricket, says SkerrittDuring his tenure, Rousseau was forced to grapple with several controversies, even as on-the-field performances declined. He oversaw the controversial 1998 tour of South Africa which was nearly boycotted by a player’s strike, and was forced to fly to London to meet with players in order to rescue the tour.That same year, the board copped heavy criticism after the first Test against England at Sabina Park here was abandoned after 62 balls due to a dangerous pitch.Skerritt’s controversial sacking as team manager in 2001 also precipitated a chain of events which led to Rousseau’s resignation.He was replaced by prominent Barbadian and legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Sir Wes Hall.last_img read more

Otumfuo visits Black Stars Thursday

first_imgThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will visit the Black Stars at training on Thursday afternoon when the team goes through the final motions of preparations for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Kumasi.The occasion will be the team’s final training before taking on the Chipolopolo at the Baba Yara Stadium.The Stars, who began gathering in Accra at the weekend with the arrival of strikers Asamoah Gyan and Mahatma Otoo, goalkeeper Fatau Dauda and midfielder Wakaso Mubarak, will hold their first training at the Accra Stadium at 3:30p.m. today by which time the likes of Kwadwo Asamoah, Christian Atsu, John Boye, goalkeeper Razak Braimah of Guadalajara in Spain and Jonathan Mensah are all expected to have arrived.Coach Kwasi Appiah’s 26-man squad is expected to reach full complement with the arrival of Chelsea’s Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng of Schalke by tonight.On Tuesday, the team will train both in the morning and afternoon, before leaving Accra on Wednesday morning for Kumasi where they will train on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.The Asantehene’s visit will be a motivation for the team which needs a draw to progress to the final round of qualifiers for Brazil 2014. The Zambians, who relinquished the advantage in Africa’s qualifying Group D after beating the Black Stars at home, sought FIFA’s order to have the match venue changed from Kumasi, claiming Ghana’s Derek Boateng had incited fans by demanding a revenge mission on the field.Their coach, Herve Renard, was once an assistant with the Black Stars during Frenchman Claude Le Roy’s stint.last_img read more

A couple of videos from the Kingman Tournament Classic…

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following are a couple of videos shot at Kingman on the final day of the Tournament Classic. The first is a post-game interview with Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach, after the Lady Dukes won the tournament championship over Sterling 56-52. The second is the last second sequence during the regular time session in the third place game between Wellington and Haven. The two teams went into overtime with the Wildcats winning 60-53. A.J. Snipes, Wellington guard, is shown making the 3-point basket that tied the game to send it into extra frame. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Family ties

first_imgby Aubrey BruceFor New Pittsburgh Courier I am not even going to fake that the following is an “objective” article. This is a piece about my personal experiences with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ivan “Ike” Taylor.A few years ago I was invited by Herman Francois to come to New Orleans to cover Ike’s annual “Face Me Ike” youth football camp football camp in Greta, La. I was able to spend a week at the home of Mr. Francois, Ike Taylor’s uncle and surrogate father. During that week his other two uncles, James and Wade Francois were never far behind. This was almost an entire week dedicated to the community but it was filled first with family, then friends and last but not least the young and exuberant participants. Ike’s family and friends fulfilled almost every job from janitor to court jester in order to insure that the event was successful. This was a family event from beginning to end. For seven days, I was afforded not just a glimpse into the life of Ivan Taylor, I was given full access. I slept in the bedroom where some of his high school trophies and signed balls were kept. My bedroom had a full bath attached to it. Heck I did not want to leave after the week was up. The evening before I returned to Pittsburgh I dined at Morton’s Steakhouse in New Orleans with Ike, James Farrior, William Gay and of course “Uncle Herm.” These Steelers were just three young men out having dinner allowing me to tag along. Trust me; if I would have had to pay for my own victuals, I would have had dishpan hands for two months. My dinner was paid for not because I was special; the check was picked up because here were three young rich Black gentlemen showing an old grizzled sportswriter some respect and a good time. Trust me, they were, are and remain a select group of good hearted young men. They did not have to be concerned about me vilifying them because of a blown coverage or missed tackle. They laughed when a bit of food missed my mouth. They were exhibiting laughter that had a well, almost “schoolyard” childlike timbre to it. As the late David Ruffin of the mighty Temptations might say: “Not a sad word would their young hearts be saying [because] there’s plenty of work and the [NFL] was paying.”The Francois family is a very spiritual, hard working and close knit group. That closeness is significant and is the primary reason why Ivan Taylor has been successful in life. Taylor’s football family (who he is very close with), the Rooney’s are also a very spiritual, hardworking and loyal family. Their loyalty to Ike has been confirmed. Why? Because his recent signing with the Steelers was for an amount of money for which the final terms may not ever be fully disclosed.Ike Taylor is not perfect but in my opinion he always seems to be working toward and striving for perfection, whether it is on the football field or in his private life. He is not the sort of person with numerous warts who continuously insists that he be the one to handle the toads. He learns and grows from his own mistakes as well as the misfortunes of those who surround him. Ike is an associate of ‘Lil Wayne’ yet you don’t see him glorifying drugs and immorality or doing stints in prison. You don’t hear quotes from Ivan Taylor talking about “pissing or not pissing on the commissioner of the NFL” for any reason. Ike does not allow money to run him, he runs the money. Ike Taylor plays hard and prays harder. He refused to renegotiate his contract in the media. Trust me on this, he is the faithful, strong silent type.In the past, Ike restructured his contract for the sake of the team, allegedly more than once “taking one on the chin” for the team but he continued to deliver. Now it was the Steelers turn to restructure their fiscal “pyramid” and re-sign Ike Taylor for the sake of the team; the Steelers delivered, big time!When the Steelers signed Ike they did not just sign a player, they confirmed a sports “ideology.” Taylor is one of the heirs of the Pittsburgh Steelers legacy. He is a prince in the court of sports royalty. Am I really surprised that he was re-signed? No. Did I really think they could really re-sign him? No, because there were perverted dollars being dangled in front of him and as we all know, money talks and bull crap, walks. In the end it was Ike’s loyalty and values that kept him in the Steel City, not dead presidents. And in the end it was the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping their promise to Ike that if he did right by them, they would do right by him.“I would like to thank GOD, the ROONEY family, KEVIN COLBERT, COACH TOMLIN, and MY SUPER AGENT JOEL SEGAL for getting this deal done,” Ike posted on Twitter.All of the media “haters” who wrote that Taylor was a bum not even fit to collect an NFL paycheck because he has dropped a few interceptions along the way during his stellar career now continue to face problems of their own; their primary hardship being how to stretch limited salaries to pay the mortgage, buy food, clothing and to send their kids to college. Ike now has enough money to buy one hundred fully stocked supermarkets or to send one hundred kids to college.When Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu got paid, there were shouts of joy in hallowed press boxes across the land. When Ike Taylor received what he was due, there was an almost eerie silence. Flautist Hubert Laws released an album back in the day titled, ‘Say it With Silence’—great recording. Nuff said.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more