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An improvement to Grand Fond water supply on its way

first_img 20 Views   one comment Share LocalNews An improvement to Grand Fond water supply on its way by: – June 12, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! DOWASCO’s General Manager, Bernard Ettinoffe.The community of Grand Fond will soon have major upgrade to its existing water supply system.A ground breaking and contract signing ceremony on Monday marked the commencement of the $2.3 million water supply project for the area.The project is financed jointly by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) program and the Government of Dominica through DOWASCO.In his address General Manager of DOWASCO Bernard Ettinoffe said his company has been aware of the problems which residents of that community have been experiencing, however the company is seeking to bring about a long lasting solution to the issue rather than “a quick fix”.He said the design of the new water system had to be modified a few times to ensure that it will meet the “needs” of the community for a projected period of over twenty years.The scope of work to be executed under the BNTF funding will be the construction of a new intake, construction of an access road to the intake and the installation of the main supply line from the intake.“The people of Dominica along with DOWASCO must be thankful to the government for continuously providing the resources necessary to improve the water infrastructure to serve all communities especially since the revenue generated from sale of water nationally is grossly insufficient and inadequate to meet the cost of providing water to homes,” he said.Meantime parliamentary representative for the area Ivor Stephenson said the new water supply will “eliminate some of the burdens and inconveniences experienced over the years due to a lack of sufficient water supply for domestic use”.He said upon completion and commissioning of the new water supply it is “expected” that there will be “increased” households with access to “sustainable and safe” drinking water.The CDB through the BNTF is providing $1.2 million while government through DOWASCO is providing the additional $1.1 million.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs JV Clobbers Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team won in convincing fashion as they beat the Greensburg Pirates by a score of 24-1 on Thursday night.The Bulldogs were led both offensively and defensively by sophomore Clay Grunkemeyer who threw just 32 pitches in 3 innings of work not allowing an earned run. He also drove in 5 runs. The Bulldogs were also led by Lleyton Ratcliffe who went 3-3 with a walk and drove in three. Brayden Linkel, Seth Gausman, Drew Kiefer, Riley Zink, and Nate Eckstein each added a pair of RBI’s a piece. All in all the Bulldogs accumulated 14 hits, walked 7 times, and only struck out twice. As mentioned before Clay Grunkemeyer toed the rubber and got his second win of the season, he is now 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Drew Kiefer saw his first action of the season on the mound pitching two scoreless innings of relief and struck out three of the nine batters he faced.The Bulldogs look to continue the winning trend when they play the North Decatur Chargers on Saturday at Liberty Park after the Varsity game at 11:30 a.m.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.last_img read more

Beleaguered to buoyant, Australia stage timely turnaround

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – A beleaguered Australia resurrected their one-day fortunes in the most dramatic fashion in India and the timing could not have been better for a team who will be defending their World Cup title in England and Wales later this year.Aaron Finch and his men arrived in India as clear underdogs, having endured a wretched couple of years in the format during which they lost six ODI series in a row and were ravaged by a ball-tampering scandal.Even their 2-0 romp in the preceding Twenty20 series could not really alter perceptions about a team who had been beaten at home both in the Test and ODI series by Virat Kohli’s India earlier this year.With India racing to a 2-0 lead, a seventh consecutive series defeat loomed over Australia, who pulled off a remarkable comeback by winning three matches in a row for a morale-lifting 3-2 series victory.“The resilience and fight that we showed being down 0-2, it would have been easy to roll over in those small moments in the game, just let them drift away and India win the series,” Finch said after Australia’s win in the series-deciding final match at Feroz Shah Kotla.“But the fight that we showed, we’ve had our backs against the walls for quite a while now so I’m really proud of the group. From 2-0 down to win 3-2 is pretty special.”His India counterpart Virat Kohli felt Australia played “exactly” how his team had played Down Under.“When they sensed they had a foot in the door, they made sure they did not let us close the door in the series,” said Kohli.“You have to give credit to them. They are a very young side, very inexperienced side but they showed more heart and more confidence in pressure situations.“They deserve to win. It’s good for their confidence.”What makes it even more special is Australia achieved it without batting duo Steve Smith and David Warner, who are expected to join the team after serving ball-tampering bans expire this month.This was the first time Australia overcame a 0-2 deficit to win a five-match series, and they did it without their frontline pace pair of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.In their absence, Pat Cummins, who took a series-high 14 wickets, and Jhye Richardson formed a potent new-ball attack while Usman Khawaja catapulted himself into World Cup considerations with a stellar performance with the bat.The opener arrived in India seeking a maiden ODI century and returns with two of them against his name. He walked away with the player-of-the-series award, a no-brainer after his 383 from five innings.Khawaja’s red hot form, coupled with Finch’s inconsistency, will present a selection headache for Australia, who will have to make a call on who should partner Warner at the top of the batting order in World Cup.A clearer picture will emerge after the ODI series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates later this month, but the manner of their victory against India makes Finch confident of their title defence at the World Cup.“People have written us off for quite a while now,” said the 32-year-old.“We always knew that the plans and the style that we wanted to play are all there, can win us the World Cup, win us big series against great teams and India are definitely a great team.“It’s about ourselves believing we’re good enough and sticking to our game plan.“We did that for four of the five games and … to get over the line in three of them was a great series all round.”last_img read more

Cazenova ice hockey goes through late-season struggles

first_imgFor a time in January, the Cazenovia ice hockey team had emerged from its doldrums, following an 0-7 start with wins in four of six games and moving up the Division I standings.But after a close call with powerhouse West Genesee on Jan. 28, things turned against the Lakers, who found itself suffering a fourth consecutive defeat last Tuesday when it fell to Fulton 4-0.Much of the story was the way that Cazenovia constantly attacked, and constantly got turned back, Fulton goaltender Jadon Lee somehow stopping all 39 shots he faced.Cy McCrink finished with 28 saves, but the Cazenovia goalie could not keep everything out. Derek Schumaker led the Red Raiders with two goals and one assist, with John Dingman and Freddy White each getting one goal and one assist.Back home at Morrisville State IcePlex on Thursday night, Cazenovia faced Fayetteville-Manlius, who at 7-2-1 now sat in third place in the Division I standings and had won four in a row.The Hornets maintained that hot streak and, like Fulton, would defeat the Lakers by a score of 4-0.A Saturday game at Ithaca followed, and though Cazenovia’s shutout streak ended, it still could not turn things around, taking a 4-1 defeat to the Little Red.This followed an 8-3 loss to New Hartford on Feb. 1 where it was close early, the Lakers only trailing 2-1 through one preiod, but the Spartans got away led by Logan Kraft (two goals, one assist) and Jack Darby (one goal, three assists).Between them, Cazenovia goalies Nick Korosec and Owen Bailey did their best to keep things within range against New Hartford, the pair combining for 28 saves.On Tuesday, the Lakers play at Mohawk Valley to conclude its regular season.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviaice hockeylast_img read more

COLUMN: Haden was right in putting health first

first_imgAthletic Director Pat Haden does an excellent job taking care of USC’s 550 or so student-athletes on a daily basis.“Can’t emphasize enough how great our lives as student-athletes are because of Pat Haden,” redshirt junior wide receiver Robby Kolanz said.During his tenure, he has advocated for and followed through with guaranteed four-year scholarships and additional food stipends for USC student-athletes.“We will do as much as we possibly can for our student-athletes,” Haden said in an interview with the Daily Trojan last month.While the well being of student-athletes has been his number one priority over the past five years, I’m glad to see he’s taking measures to address his own health concerns moving forward as well.He took a step in doing so when resigning from the College Football Playoff selection committee last Friday, citing the advisement of his doctor to reduce his traveling. The 62-year-old Haden would have traveled to Dallas, Texas, earlier this week to deliberate with his fellow committee members to produce the first edition of this year’s playoff rankings. It would have been the first of multiple weekly trips to the Lone Star state for Haden.“It takes up a lot of time,” Haden said.Haden did the right thing in stepping down not only in the best interest of the CFP and USC, but also for himself.I was about 50 feet away from Haden on the sidelines of Notre Dame Stadium in the minutes before USC took on the Irish on a cold and brisk night. A friend and I were taking in the Trojans warmups when we looked over and saw Haden on one knee.Initially, it appeared to me as if he was simply engaging in a pregame prayer like many of the players do — seemingly appropriate after the events that had transpired earlier that week, though, that was unfortunately not the case.We continued to look on, however, and medical personnel rushed to Haden’s side because it later became known that he was feeling lightheaded. Haden later checked out fine and tweeted the next day that he was feeling great but not before he scared the living crap out of me.That same night, after USC’s 10-point loss to the Irish, I went before Touchdown Jesus and said a prayer for him.Since that night in South Bend, Haden has not been present at either of USC’s last two games — both resulting in wins for the Trojans.His health, however, hasn’t stopped others from calling for Haden’s job for different reasons.Some have called for Haden’s resignation for his handling of the hiring and termination of former head coach Steve Sarkisian.With all that he’s accomplished and done for this Athletics Department, he doesn’t deserve to have to step down — nor do I want him to step down — however, the current state of his health raises concerns.Remember that Haden, who has a pacemaker, was hospitizalized in August 2014.While he continues to deal with his own health issues, they seemingly haven’t stopped him from being able to be involved in so many different facets.An L.A. Times article published last month communicated that Haden holds more than a dozen other roles, a number of those coming in corporate and nonprofit board capacities.As a senior student whose been juggling different positions and obligations for his entire college career, I honestly understand where Haden is coming from.Haden’s been a multitasker his entire life so why would he stop now?The famous Mark Twain put it all into perspective when he said, “age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”Haden’s been able to balance his commitments more than three times longer than I have in my life, but even I feel that I’m invincible at times. I’m sure he’s felt the same way.It’s a mindset -— one that is derived, based on my personal experiences, from juggling multiple roles for so many years.But at some point, being so versatile might cause all of the wear that eventually takes its toll on our bodies, regardless of how well adapted we are.The toughest thing to do sometimes is to start putting our feet on the brakes.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Fridays.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

Donovan Mitchell tests positive for coronavirus; remaining Jazz tests come back negative

first_imgView this post on Instagram Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020MORE: What may come next for NBA after Gobert’s positive test”As a follow-up to yesterday’s positive COVID-19 test, Oklahoma health officials tested all members of the Utah Jazz traveling party, confirming one additional positive outcome for a Jazz player,” a team statement released Thursday said. “We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah State officials, and the NBA to monitor their health and determine the best path moving forward.”Mitchell confirmed his test results with a post on Instagram.”Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test,” Mitchell wrote. “We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them.”I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help.” The 27-year-old center felt “strong and stable” and was prepared to play against the Thunder had his test come back negative, according to The Athletic’s Tony Jones and Shams Charania. In a separate statement, the Jazz said the infected player (they didn’t identify the player as Gobert) is “currently in the care of health officials in Oklahoma City.”ESPN’s Royce Young reported early Thursday that Jazz players were still at their hotel and could have two charter planes ready to travel back to Utah, one for players with positive tests and one for players with negative tests. Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test. We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them. I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help❤️🕷A post shared by Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:20am PDTThe NBA announced Wednesday it would suspend the season indefinitely after Gobert’s diagnosis. The league postponed the scheduled Jazz-Thunder game in Oklahoma City as well as the Pelicans-Kings game set to be played in Sacramento.Gobert faced criticism prior to the positive test for jokingly touching the recorders and microphones of reporters days earlier. The Utah Department of Health determined the incident to be a “low risk exposure,” adding that only individuals who had close contact with Gobert are considered to be “at risk for developing symptoms of COVID-19.” Following Rudy Gobert’s positive test for the coronavirus (COVID-19), all Jazz players were quarantined and tested Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.Only one other Jazz player has reportedly tested positive: All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell.last_img read more

County Seeks Applications for 2020 Lodging Tax Funds

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThe Thurston County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for qualified projects occurring in unincorporated Thurston County in 2020.Lodging Tax funds may be used to promote tourism events, locations, and activities for the purpose of attracting visitors to this area. Lodging tax revenue may also be used to pay for capital and/or operating costs for some tourism-related facilities, the operation of visitor/convention agencies, and the operation and marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists. Approximately $45,000 will be awarded.Proposals must be for tourism-related services in unincorporated Thurston County occurring in 2020. High priority will be given to tourism activities that:Have a demonstrated potential or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within Thurston County.Promote Thurston County and/or events, activities, and places in the County to potential tourists from outside Thurston County.Have demonstrated or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in documented economic benefit to Thurston County.Have a demonstrated history of success in Thurston County, or are proposed by a group with a demonstrated history or high potential of success with similar activities.Minimize duplication of services where appropriate and encourage cooperative marketing and/or includes an element of cooperation or partnership.Provide, maintain, operate, or enhance County-owned tourism facilities or infrastructure.The application is available at http://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/tchomedocuments/2020LTACFundingApp.pdf and must be submitted no later than Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit the original and five paper copies to Vickie Larkin, Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, Rm. 269, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Committee will review proposals in a public meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Thurston County Courthouse in Building 1, Room 280.The Lodging Tax is an excise (sales) tax authorized by Chapter 67.28 RCW Public Stadium, Convention, Arts and Tourism Facilities. It is a fee for people who stay overnight in a lodging establishment such as a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast facility, or camp ground.last_img read more

LaLiga says that Real Madrid voted in favor of the protocol

first_imgLaLiga maintains that Real Madrid voted in favor of the protocol of restarting training approved by the CSD Working Group “after participating for a month in the meetings of the Executive Committee and in the deliberations” about the plan to restart training and competition, sources of all solvency from the employers told this newspaper. The LaLiga Executive Committee is made up of six First-tier clubs: Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal. According to the information gathered by this newspaper, none of them voted against the proposal, although throughout the process, as is logical, they stated their position and made their contributions. Madrid was not the most active in this regard, but Barcelona. In addition to the First-tier clubs, the LaLiga Executive Committee also includes six other Second Division: Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Lugo and Almería. The working group is also made up of the CEO of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, and himself Javier Tebas, President of LaLiga.The Real Madrid plans to return to the activity today. It will be the moment when the coach, Zidane, will organize with the club and with the doctors the return of the players to training. You have to decide the deadlines, but in the Club they are clear that the first thing is the health of the players and other employees of the entity.last_img read more

Linfield topples top seed

first_imgMaranatha’s Anthony Morton and Ronald Cole finished with 13 points apiece as the Minutemen (19-9) tried to make a late run after trailing 42-20 with 7:02 left. Morton’s 3-pointer from the corner cut the Lions’ lead to 50-39 with 3:09 left, but that’s as close as Maranatha got. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “You can’t pick a day like this to shoot as poorly as we did,” Ravasady said. “They mixed up their defenses well, and we didn’t do a good job of adjusting. We got a lot of good looks but the ball just didn’t go in the basket, and they hit some really timely shots. “They did everything they needed to do to beat us. They took the top seed out by playing as perfect as you can.” Linfield Christian’s Matt Combs scored 23 points, but the difference-maker was 6-foot-6, 230-pound center Joshua Sandberg, who finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. “Their big man completely changed what we do offensively,” Ravasady said. “He took our tall and thin guys out of the game by banging them around and frustrating them. “Give them a lot of credit.” • Slideshow: 02/23: Linfield vs. Maranatha TEMPLE CITY – It was painful to watch, and just as difficult to describe, but Maranatha High School boys basketball coach Doug Ravasady mustered a few thoughts after visiting Linfield Christian of Temecula upset the top-ranked Minutemen 62-44 in the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals at Temple City High on Friday. center_img It was so bad that the Minutemen trailed 19-7 at the half after converting only 3 of 30 shots, thanks to several different defensive looks the Lions threw at them and shots that continually rattled off the rim. Maranatha’s poor shooting continued in the third quarter and it trailed 28-11 with three minutes left in the period. last_img read more

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo – Boateng

first_img0Shares0000Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng and all the Bayern Munich defenders could not stop Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2017 Champions League quarterfinals © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENBERLIN, Germany, Apr 23 – Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.Bayern host Real in a blockbuster Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at the Allianz Arena with Ronaldo in goal-scoring form. The Portugal superstar has scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season, hitting the net in each of Real’s ten games in Europe.“We can only stop Cristiano Ronaldo as a team,” Bayern centre-back Boateng told German magazine Kicker.“In front of goal, he’s like a machine.“You can’t shut him out completely, he always gets his chances in a game, because of the lines he runs and his excellent timing.“Real base their game around him and it’s important we give him as little room as possible.”Ronaldo was at his lethal best when Real beat Bayern 6-3 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-finals — scoring five of their goals.He hit two second-half goals as Real came from behind to win 2-1 in Munich, then bagged a hat-trick in a 4-2 extra-time win in Madrid.That came after he scored twice in Munich in the 2014 semi-final 4-0 rout of Bayern and hit two more against the Bavarians in the 2012 semis.“There is a no more complete striker than Ronaldo. Left foot, right foot, header – he is in perfect control of everything he does,” said Boateng.In his six Champions League knock-out games for Bayern against Ronaldo’s Real, Boateng has lost five of them.His only success was a 2-1 win in Munich in the 2012 semi-finals when Bayern later progressed by winning a penalty shoot-out in Madrid after losing 2-1 in the second-leg.“I went through only once against him with Bayern, but twice we have gone out,” said Boateng.“He also has the best team-mates at Real.“Shutting him out is only 50 percent of it, the other players are simply too good for that at this level.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more