Opposition Leader says Dominica is in crisis

first_img 41 Views   5 comments Share LocalNews Opposition Leader says Dominica is in crisis by: – January 24, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Opposition Leader, Hon. Hector John. (file photo)Opposition and Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Hector John has announced that Dominica is in crisis. John is accusing the leadership of the Dominica Labour Party of placing the country’s constitution “in the rubbish bin”.John who is the immediate past leader of the party says not only is the agriculture sector doing pooly, but infrastructure, education and tourism have also been dealt a bad blow by the management of the country.He told supporters at a UWP meeting in Lagoon last night that they need to take measures to bring Dominica back to sustainable economic advancement.“Our agriculture sector is dead. No markets. Little or no technical and financial support, poor infrastructure, no subsides. Right now government is owing DAPEX in excess of half a million dollars for subsidies they provided to banana farmers. Dominica continues to be in crisis and it will take you the people along with the UWP to get the country back on track,” he said.According to John, agriculture must be taken back to the front burner.“We must ensure that the farmers get back to their farms. Farmers are at their home while government has farm lands abandoned. We are calling on the DLP to create the enabling environment for our farmers. Provide financial support but most importantly give them their feeder roads,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rajon Rondo wants to be a part of Lakers’ future

first_img👀 @RajonRondo drops a season-high 17 dimes in the @Lakers win at Staples Center! #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/pkIXuwuMiM— NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2019Rondo also came up with five steals to support LeBron James’ game-high 27 points.Rondo signed a one-year deal when he arrived in Los Angeles but hopes to remain with the Lakers. Related News When asked if he wants to return next season, Rondo told ESPN: “Absolutely. I mean, the only way we can go from here is up.”I don’t know what the future holds as far as the summer – if I come back, or who else comes back or if I don’t come back.”Those things are out of my control. But at the same time, it’s a great organization. I can’t say enough about the staff and the people who work here. They’re really kind and helpful, so I want to continue, if I can, help this organization grow.” NBA wrap: Kyrie Irving game-winner lifts Celtics past Pacers in Boston Point guard Rajon Rondo expressed his desire to stay with Lakers next season after playing a big part in a 129-115 victory Friday over the Hornets.Rondo provided 17 assists – a tally no Laker has bettered in the past 21 years – as Los Angeles won for the third time in four games.center_img Lakers had eyes on Jimmy Butler before he was dealt to 76ers, report says Rondo revealed that talks over a multiyear contract were held when he signed last July.”We talked about it,” he said. “As far as long-term, maybe not like a six-year deal, but you know, I’m only 33.”Rondo, a 13-year veteran, is averaging 8.7 points, 7.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds this season.last_img read more

Three takeaways from Texas’ NIT championship win over Lipscomb

first_imgEven Mets fans, still in MLB jerseys, who decided to make it a day-night doubleheader after their MLB team’s afternoon opener didn’t do much to bump the attendance.In fairness to the teams, those who didn’t see the game missed Dylan Osetkowski’s double-double for Texas (19 points and 11 rebounds) and the Longhorns’ defensive stop on Lipscomb star Garrison Mathews. The honorable mention AP All-American was held to 2-of-10 shooting and 15 points for the Bisons, who missed by one win reaching the 30-victory plateau. Lipscomb wraps up its season at 29-8.”They took Garrison for the large part out of the game,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “The only thing to be sad about is that it’s over.” “It’s great to win a championship,” Smart told reporters afterward.It’s just that this isn’t exactly the kind of tournament championship Longhorns fans envisioned when Smart was hired four years ago.Texas reeled off five consecutive victories to claim the title, but now the Longhorns will be home by Saturday to watch a Final Four that includes Big 12 rival Texas Tech. That stings.Here are three takeaways from a complicated championship for Texas:1. This won’t take the pressure off Smart.He’s now 71-66 in his four seasons at Texas, but it took the five straight NIT wins — over South Dakota State, Xavier, Colorado, TCU and Lipscomb — to get him to five games over .500.The smattering of burnt-orange-wearing fans enjoyed the win at Madison Square Garden, but there’s a portion of the fan base that isn’t exactly unhappy that Smart reportedly is on the short list of candidates to fill the UCLA vacancy (as TCU’s Jamie Dixon haggles over his buyout up the road in Fort Worth).Despite the NIT title, Texas still hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game under Smart.”There has been teams that have come and won the NIT and they have been able to use that as an unbelievable spring board into a more successful season next year and an NCAA Tournament tournament run,” Smart said hopefully but then adding a dose of reality. “There’s been teams that haven’t.2. It was an emotional ending for Kerwin Roach IIThe Longhorns leading scorer, Roach averaged 15 points per game as a senior but was suspended for the final five games of the regular season (during which Texas went 1-4).The mercurial Roach has been suspended three times in his career at Texas, likely causing enough questions among NBA teams that even his obvious athleticism has been overshadowed.Smart shared an emotional moment with Roach on the court after the victory in which he scored 16 points and sealed being named the NIT’s most outstanding player.”He’s had some phenomenal moments,” Smart said (via The Associated Press). “I don’t think he thought he’d be in college this long.”3. The NIT championship wasn’t a draw this year.Texas won in front of about 3,000 spectators — not one sitting above the lower bowl, per The AP’s assessment.So last year’s title game, packed with Penn State fans? Probably attributable to the Big Ten school’s sizeable New York fan base.This year?There were those few hundred fans in burnt orange and that was about it. Everything’s bigger in Texas, but get to Madison Square Garden in New York and an NIT championship victory isn’t quite as huge.Sure, Thursday night’s 81-66 victory over Lipscomb was a decent way to finish a season for Shaka Smart’s University of Texas team. A win is a win, right?last_img read more

49ers mailbag: Panic over Garoppolo, fullback, long snapper?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A 4-0 start isn’t enough to alleviate some 49ers’ fans concerns, so let’s try doing that in this week’s mailbag via questions through my Instagram and Twitter outreach program.If Juice is a no-go for Sunday, what changes does Kyle make in the run game? (@geoffcast)Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, arguably the MVP of the NFL’s No. 1 rushing attack, indeed is out for at least Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams. He has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, requiring …last_img read more

Press release: Gauteng – an attractive and competitive investment destination

first_imgThere are more than R300-billion worth of investment opportunities in Gauteng that are still to be tapped into. The Inspire Gauteng Tourism, Trade and Investment Conference taking place this week will showcase these opportunities.The Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng will host the Inspire Gauteng Tourism, Trade and Investment Conference, which looks to raise awareness about the investment opportunities that exist within the province. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission)Johannesburg, Monday 23 October 2017 – Brand South Africa will join the Department of Tourism and the Gauteng Growth Development Agency in partnering with Inspire Gauteng Tourism , Trade and Investment Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October 2017, at Maropeng Cradle of Humankind.The aim of the conference and exhibition is to raise awareness around the R300 Billion plus investment opportunities and ease of setting up and doing business in the Gauteng province, thus positioning the province as a much sought-after investment destination.Themed “Unleashing Gauteng’s Investment Potential through Smart Partnerships, Economic Cooperation and Industrialisation” the main objective is to create a platform that will introduce national and international business partners to the vast opportunities available to further industrialize and create employment opportunities within the Gauteng Province.Media are invited to attend as follows:Date: 24-25 October 2017Time: 8:00 for 8:30Venue: Maropeng Cradle of HumankindRSVP: [email protected] the conversation #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

Ethanol export dynamics changing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just four years ago, more than 80% of U.S. ethanol exports went to Brazil, Canada and the European Union. That has changed significantly by 2015.Exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Philippines and India experienced the strongest growth in 2014. While the UAE is largely importing U.S. ethanol to blend with its gasoline that is later re-exported, and India is importing for industrial purpose, the Philippines has a blend mandate in place. Domestic production in the Philippines has been unable to meet its 10% blend mandate making imports necessary.Currently, the United States has a 55% market share in the Philippines and the Council is hopeful there is room to capture more. To help nurture this market, the U.S. Grains Council and its partners, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, have planned a busy summer with missions heading to the Philippines and other growing markets like China, Indonesia, India and Japan.last_img read more

Checking your fields after the rains

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Much of Ohio has seen wave after wave of rain storms in June of 2015, leaving overly saturated fields of recently planted corn and soybeans under water. Bill Mullen of Seed Consultants has some useful advice as to what to watch for once the rain subsides.last_img

Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop to explore 
growing industry of biobased products

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization will bring together leaders in industry and research to explore the development and commercialization of biobased fuels and products.The workshop, a collaboration between The Ohio State University (OSU) and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), will be held Sept. 10 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on OSU’s Columbus campus, with a networking farm tour and barbecue on Sept. 9. Keynote speaker Roger Wyse, a managing partner with Spruce Capital Partners, will discuss the investment community’s perspective in funding biobased technologies.President of FDC Enterprises, Fred Circle, will speak about managing perennial grasses for energy production. Richard Fitzpatrick with Kreussler, Inc., and Mike Feazel with Roof Maxx Technologies will share their experience with the practical aspects of commercializing biobased products. Barry McGraw, director of product development and commercialization for the Ohio Soybean Council, and Ram Lalgudi, a senior research scientist at Battelle, will share their views on how to successfully develop biobased products. The workshop will conclude with Patrick Heist, co-owner of Ferm Solutions and the Wilderness Trail Distillery, who will share his story of commercializing microbial products for fuels and beverages.Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch, and the Sunday networking event. Registration is $60 on or before Aug. 27 and $75 after that date. A special student rate of $30 is offered, but student registrations must be received on or before August 20.The first 50 people to register for the event can use the code “OSC” to waive their registration fee. If applying on paper, please write OSC at the top of your registration.More information about the workshop including agenda and registration can be found by visiting probe.osu.edu or by contacting Barry McGraw at [email protected] or 614-476-3100.last_img read more

San Miguel, Kia change imports

first_imgPH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel wasn’t the lone team who has made moves midway this season-ending conference, with winless Kia also replacing Markeith Cummings with Geron Johnson.The 25-year-old Johnson is fresh from his stint in Lebanon with Louaize, where he averaged 24.19 points, 8.65 rebounds, 6.19 assists, 2.85 steals, and 1.04 blocks.The Picanto have yet to taste a victory in the season-ending conference despite Cummings’ best efforts, netting 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in the seven games he played.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension He recently wrapped up his stint with BC Cactus Tbilisi in Georgia, where he averaged 11.89 points, 8.46 rebounds, 1.36 assists, 1.39 blocks, and 1.32 steals.Bridgeman will take over for McKines, who had a decent showing for the Beermen but could not help the team from losing two of their last three games, including 100-103 defeat to NLEX last Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We decided to take a different direction in consideration of our current team composition and health status. We welcome Mr. Bridgeman and hope that he could provide the things we need in order for us to be successful in this conference,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla in a text message to INQUIRER.net.McKines averaged 26.2 markers, 14.2 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in his five games for the Beermen. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Wendell McKines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid a subpar PBA Governors’ Cup showing so far, grand Slam-seeking San Miguel has changed its import, flying in Terik Bridgeman for Wendell McKines.The 6-foot-5 Bridgeman is a product of William Paterson University who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Video: Indiana Signee Ogugua Anunoby Throws Down A Sick Between-The-Legs Dunk

first_imgIndiana Signee Ogugua Aunoby dunks after going between the legs.Indiana Signee Ogugua AunobyWith the returns of James Blackmon and Yogi Ferrell, as well as the addition of five-star big man Thomas Bryant, Indiana projects as a top-20 team next season. Bryant and four-star Juwan Morgan are the big names of the Hoosiers’ incoming freshman class, but a third frontcourt player, Ogugua Anunoby, has some talent of his own. Anunoby, a 6-foot-8 three-star small forward from Jefferson City (Mo.), posted this video to his Instagram tonight. It was re-posted by the Indiana men’s basketball program’s official Instagram, and it features Anunoby throwing down an impressive, 180-degree between-the-legs dunk. Pretty good. We’re sure Hoosier fans will be salivating once they see this.last_img read more