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Lions club of Dominica Makes Back to School Easier for 3 students and a school

first_imgPress ReleaseFour students and one preschool will find starting the new school year much more pleasant and better equipped.The Lions Club of Dominica in its drive to ensure that as many as possible are assisted sought to do just that by painting the outside of the Canefield Preschool on August 19, 2017. The students will return to brighter atmosphere in the building which was painted a bright green, orange and a rusty red. The Principle of the School thanked the club and looked forward to a continued relationship with the Club. The Club has assisted the school on numerous occasions in the past.Four students will also return to school better prepared and ready to begin lessons. The Club continued in its presentation of the Lion Joseph Liburd Memorial Scholarship to Daniella Carriere, a student of the Goodwill Secondary School who will be entering 2nd form, while Peter Elwin is the first form recipient of the Scholarship. Assistance was also given to Ronnie George, a first form student of the Castle Bruce Secondary School and Danny Romain a first form student of the Dominica Grammar School. The Lion Joseph Liburd Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Lion Joseph Liburd, a charter member of the Lions Club of Dominica from its inception in 1968, who passed away in 2016. The Scholarship covers the cost of school text books and other supplies, uniform, and school fees while the other student was assisted with all text books and some school supplies.The Club will continue to provide assistance whenever possible and it looking forward to a productive year in anticipation on its 50th Anniversary of Service in March 2017. Share 91 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Lions club of Dominica Makes Back to School Easier for 3 students and a school by: – September 12, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

RFMW Signs Distribution Agreement with Rakon

first_imgRFMW Ltd. has announced a distribution agreement with Rakon Limited. Effective November 6, 2018, RFMW is authorized to market and sell Rakon’s portfolio of frequency control and timing solutions.Rakon designs and manufactures leading frequency control and timing solutions. Its products enable connectivity for a wide range of applications. The company’s three core markets are telecommunications, global positioning and space & defence. Rakon has a global footprint including five manufacturing plants, six research and development centres and over 16 customer support locations.Rakon offers high-performance crystal oscillators, OCXOs, OCSOs, TCXOs, VCXOs, XOs and crystal resonators. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.Click here to see OCXOs from Rakon.Click here to see TCXOs from Rakon.last_img read more

Pitching Matchups for the Indians Weekend Series with the Miami Marlins

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsAndrew CashnerIndiansJose FernandezMiami Marlinscenter_img CLEVELAND – The Indians welcome the Miami Marlins to Progressive Field for a three-game set starting on Friday night, with games also on Saturday evening and Sunday at 4:10pm.Here’s the starting matchups for the series, which on Saturday features Jose Fernandez going for the Marlins. September 2 v Miami, 7:10PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRNRHP Carlos Carrasco vs. RHP Andrew CashnerSeptember 3 v Miami, 7:10PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Jose FernandezSeptember 4 v Miami, 4:10PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRNRHP Danny Salazar vs. RHP Tom Koehler last_img read more

Murkowski Urges USFWS to Reconsider Caribou Hunt

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has inquired into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ plan to eliminate caribou from Adak that may be moving to another small Aleutian island. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided in April to send hunters to Kagalaska in an effort to prevent caribou from spreading as an invasive species. She said in a face to face meeting with the service’s Director Dan Ashe she requested a report of how much tax payer money it would cost and was told it would be tens of thousands of dollars annually. Although the service agreed to send the taken caribou, which may or may not be on Kagalaska, to the people of Adak, Sen. Murkowski asked why they did not open up the island for those people to hunt. Sen. Murkowski: “I asked Mr. Ashe why they felt it was necessary to spend this money and he said well we just need to make sure that they’re not there and if they are there we need to remove them.” Sen. Murkowski: “Why not contract out to the tribe? Why do we have to have federal employees come out from Anchorage and participate in this tax payer funded hunt?” She said  Director Ashe has agreed to reconsider those actions.last_img read more

The Value of Compassionate Offboarding

first_imgAs HR professionals, we pay a lot of attention to first impressions. We create positive candidate and employee experiences. We work hard to set our employees up for success from their first day. We put well thought-out strategies in place, strategies that often involve time and money we believe to be well worth our investment.But what about an employee’s last day?Some studies show that the last impression is actually the most important one—one that’s more impactful and lasting than the first. First impressions are based just on cursory assumptions, before we really have a clear knowledge of the person or company. The last impression, on the other hand, is one that comes after you develop a relationship based in trust and mutual respect—and thus are more deeply remembered.This is why we need to pay attention to how our employees feel when they leave our company, even in the case of difficult events like a layoff. The great Maya Angelou said it best: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”Layoffs or reductions in force aren’t uncommon these days, but involuntary separation still bring up difficult emotions. After all, we are talking about the act of letting someone go. As HR practitioners, we make hard choices every day. But as we do so, are we making a conscious effort to preserve the dignity of those who are exiting the organization involuntarily? Are we making a conscious effort to practice kindness and compassion?As Brené Brown said, “Compassion is not a virtue—it is a commitment. It’s not something we have or don’t have—it’s something we choose to practice.”So what does compassionate off boarding look like?It starts with a plan. Having a well thought-out plan in place will help you prepare for the unexpected. Think through the logistical details ahead of time so you can be truly present in the moment during the notification meeting. Train the employee conducting the meeting so the process goes as smoothly as possible, both for the impacted associate and the person delivering the news. And provide outplacement services for exiting employees, so they have access to personalized coaching and other career transition support and can land new jobs faster.Finally, don’t forget about those employees who are “left behind.” Consider how layoffs impact their engagement. Develop a plan to move forward together that offers clear direction and reduces the ambiguity of the situation.Developing and using a comprehensive and compassionate plan for your layoffs will help you, your company, your remaining employees, and your exiting employees move into a brighter future, faster.last_img read more

10 months agoSchalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke coach Domenico Tedesco insists they have nothing to fear facing Champions League opponents Manchester City.S04 are rank outsiders for the round of 16 clash.But Tedesco says: “We cannot wait to face the Citizens.”City is the most fascinating adversary for us and for our fans, we are not nervous about this double challenge, we want to do everything possible to pass the turn and honor the competition.” last_img read more

IMF Managing Director Commends the Government

first_img Mrs. Lagarde participated in the one-day IMF 2017 High Level Caribbean Forum held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on November 16. Story Highlights International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, is hailing the Government for its effort to improve Jamaica’s economic outlook. Mrs. Lagarde was speaking in an exclusive interview on the JIS television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, on November 16. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, is hailing the Government for its effort to improve Jamaica’s economic outlook.Mrs. Lagarde commended Jamaica for stabilising the macroeconomic climate, reducing its debt levels, setting fiscal precedence for the rest of the region and increasing the rate of employment.“The resolve of the Jamaican authorities… has been critically important to arrive at those successful results,” she said.Mrs. Lagarde was speaking in an exclusive interview on the JIS television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, on November 16.“In addition, civil society engagement through the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) has also been critical to turn the Jamaican economic situation into an attractive proposition for those who want to invest,” Mrs. Lagarde noted.The Managing Director said that “with the economy now stabilised, the fiscal situation much improved and the debt going down very rapidly, there needs to be a focus on efficient public spending in order to invest where there will be growth,” Mrs. Lagarde said.She noted that the private sector must also be encouraged to invest in areas that are being targeted for growth.Mrs. Lagarde participated in the one-day IMF 2017 High Level Caribbean Forum held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on November 16.Today (November 17), Ms. Lagarde will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and will also meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, and women leaders.She will also visit the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she will participate in a book launch and an interactive session with students.last_img read more

Gang that duped Joint CP busted

first_imgNew Delhi: In a recent incident of cyber fraud, a Joint Commissioner of Police rank official fell into the trap of fraudsters and was duped of more than Rs 28,000.Coincidentally, the very next day of the incident, Delhi Police arrested three accused in another case but during their interrogation, they were found to be involved in the fraud with the senior official. Deputy Commissioner of Police (CYPAD) Anwesh Roy said that three accused were arrested by the cyber cell of North Delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The incident happened with the senior official on August 9. The North district has arrested the accused on August 10 but in another fraud case,” said Roy. Further investigation revealed the accused were involved in the case of duping a senior police official. According to officials, after conducting raids in Tilak Nagar and Tagore Garden areas, one Vikas Jha (28), the kingpin of the gang, has been arrested along with his associates. The team under ACP (operation) Jitender Patel led by SI Devender Chahar nabbed the fraudsters. “The gang used to create a web link and inquiry form and send messages to many people at a time with the help of bulk SMS providers bearing contents,” police said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAdding further, police said, “As soon as any customer fills the required details like name, e-mail id, password of e-mail id, mobile number, card number, CVV number, expiry date, date of birth and clicks on the submit button, the details were sent to the fraudsters’ e-mail ID which is attached to that web link or enquiry form.” Hence with the help of given details, the cheaters easily used to do unauthorised withdrawal and illegal transactions from debit or credit cards of people on having OTP from e-mail ID of the customer. The kingpin of the gang, Jha is a graduate and previously worked in the call centre and has good communication skills. He was found involved in many cases.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Drake seems to have come out on top in a settled lawsuit with Layla LaceLace accused Drake of impregnating her in a now-deleted Instagram post published April 17, 2017. “So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering their phone!” she wrote at the time.She expanded on her accusations in an interview SiriusXM station Shade 45 that same month. “I know who I sleep with unprotected, period,” Lace insisted. “It’s one hundred per cent [for] sure [Drake’s child], he knows it.” Advertisement Drizzy sued Lace over the baby scam and for reportedly threatening to come forward with rape allegations should Drake not cave to Lace’s demands.TMZ reported on Friday that Drake and Lace settled the case. She can not make any  “statements alleging or insinuating that [Drake] assaulted her,” got her pregnant or abandoned her. She is no longer permitted to disparage Drake in any way.“The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake,” the Canadian rapper’s attorney Larry Stein reportedly said.“Drake and his team are satisfied with this outcome and while Drake appreciates the support he has received, he asks that his fans and the media allow both parties to move on with their lives,” he continued.The presiding judge has reportedly yet to close the case. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Complaints grow for the retail florist industry Better Business Bureau

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is out with its top complaints against companies in 2018.An industry has knocked airlines to second place on the list.They say every rose has its thorns and this one happens to be customer service.Shawna Kay Thomas with the BBB said there are a few reasons why retail florists became the most complained about industry.“A lot of these complaints had to do with non-deliveries, delivery of dead flowers, delivering flowers to the wrong location, and importantly after busy periods like Valentines Day and Mothers Day we see a spike in the complaints we get.”She believes if you are going to be making a purchase that includes a price tag of hundreds or thousands of dollars, you should do your homework. That could include looking at online reviews or even just calling the BBB to see what complaints have been made against a company.“Florists, airlines, and new car dealers, those are the top three and we’re talking about big bucks when you look at losses or damages that people are complaining about.”Here is the top ten list from the BBBRetail Florist 147Airlines 135New Car Dealers 84Cable TV 73Roofing Contractors 67Home Improvement 67General Contractor 57Plumber 49Utility Contractors 40Moving Companies 38last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP searching for missing teen

first_imgAnyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) and by Internet at Photo by RCMP GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are asking the public for help in locating missing teenager.13-year-old Samuel Sanderson was reported missing Thursday, after he was last seen in Grande Prairie at around 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon. Cst. Melanie McIntosh said that Sanderson may be in the area of Muskoseepi Park.Sanderson is described as Aboriginal, standing 5’9” tall, weighing 130 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey sweater, black pants, and a baseball cap.last_img read more

PRRD to start upgrading Area B water stations

first_imgThe Regional District added that it intends to have only one station down at a time during the construction windows.Last June Area ‘B’ residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of having the Regional District provide potable water in Area B. Of the 1,010 votes cast in the referendum, 920 voted in favour of the proposal.PRRD Area ‘B’ Director Karen Goodings explained that the provincial government would not allow the regional district to provide potable water services to residents unless they are granted permission by those residents in a referendum.Goodings explained that the reason for the change in the rules stems from the tragedy in Walkerton, Ontario in 2000, when seven people died from consuming drinking water that was contaminated with E. coli bacteria. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be starting to upgrade water stations in Electoral Area ‘B’ this summer to allow the stations to provide potable water after residents voted last year in favour of upgrading the stations.The PRRD says that construction on the water stations in Buick, Rose Prairie, and Feye Spring will run from mid-July to mid-September, while work at the stations in Prespatou and Goodlow will last from mid-September to mid-October.At some point during the construction, the Regional District says that water will be shut off at the stations for a period of no longer than five days, but that advance notice will be provided when the shutdowns will occur so that area residents can top up their tanks and/or make arrangements to get water from an alternate site.last_img read more

Ohio State Miami to face off in conference playoffs

The last time the Ohio State men’s hockey team went to Oxford, Ohio, to play Miami, they were on the wrong end of a 6-2 RedHawks victory. This time around, the Buckeyes look to be David as they go against the hockey Goliath called Miami. OSU will meet the RedHawks in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association quarterfinals in a best-of-three series for the right to play at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in the CCHA semifinals. Ohio State is coming off an impressive two-game sweep over Notre Dame last weekend where junior goaltender Dustin Carlson gave up only one goal on 84 shots over the two games. “We all know hockey is about goaltending and Dusty is playing very well right now,” coach John Markell said.But now OSU faces an in-state rival that has only given up four goals in its four meetings against the Buckeyes this season.“You’re going into a difficult situation,” Markell said. “They can defend as well as they can produce offense. They are a complete team.”Markell was pleased with his goaltending and offense against Notre Dame, but wants his team to cut down on the penalties. “We played half of our of our last game against Notre Dame shorthanded and we don’t want to test that [against Miami],” Markell said. Sophomore Zac Dalpe said that the Buckeyes’ familiarity with Miami will help them to not underestimate their opponents. “We’ve played them a lot this year and last year and we know what to expect,” Dalpe said. “They’re deep and have a lot of skill and they don’t give you  a lot of time. With them, you can’t really take a shift off or a period off and we’ve learned that now.”Carlson said that they need to play with a sense of urgency with their season on the line.“Hopefully we have that urgency right away,” Carlson said. “Not from the start of the third period, but right when the puck drops.”Two weeks ago in Oxford the Buckeyes skated to a scoreless tie with Miami after the first period. However, the RedHawks turned up the tempo en route to a six-goal second period and never looked back. The Buckeyes need to play with the consistency on defense like they did against the Fighting Irish. Markell says knowing how to adjust to each situation in games will be their key to success. “Momentum is a big part of the game,” Markell said. “You need to know how to skate with it and need to know how to defend it.”Markell also knows that Miami by no means is going to hold back physically, as they showed the last time OSU played in Oxford.“Our guys know we are going to get hit. They’re going to be physical, they are going to try to run us out of their building” Markell said. “Hopefully, we can get that competitive level back because we are going to need it.     Dalpe said despite the circumstances he doesn’t mind going up against the favorite in a playoff situation.“If we don’t bring our best, we could be done,” Dalpe said. “But competing is something we’re looking forward to and to be honest, I like being in the underdog role anyway.”The Buckeyes open up the series against Miami Friday at 7:35 p.m. and play game two Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in Oxford. If necessary, game three will be at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State sets recruiting tone

Ohio State freshman forward Dorka Juhasz shoots a jumper in practice. Credit: Daniel McNatt | Lantern ReporterLosing all but four players, including three-time Big Ten Player of the Year Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State has a long way to go to rebuild its team to a title contender.That rebuilding process starts with effective recruiting.The alluring draw of Ohio State’s program stays on the mind of women’s basketball associate head coach Patrick Klein, especially when recruiting future Buckeyes.One of Klein’s focuses when he is on the road recruiting high school players is making sure the coaching staff gets to know players and their families. His main goal, though, is emphasizing the importance of Ohio State, not only as a basketball program, but as a place players can make connections for their futures, he said.Head coach Kevin McGuff, along with Klein, showed how this strategy can work this summer. Kierstan Bell, the No. 6 player and the No. 2 point guard in the 2019 recruiting class, according to ESPN, chose to commit to Ohio State in August. A Canton, Ohio, native, Bell was named Gatorade Player of the Year last season and is a three-time Associated Press first-team All-Ohio athlete playing for McKinley High School. Klein said the brand of Ohio State brings power, something that can help players both on and off the court and is instilled in them when they are recruited. That is what prompted freshman forward and Hungary native Dorka Juhasz’s decision to commit to Ohio State over schools such as Louisville and Kentucky.“I can get a really good degree,”Juhasz said. “I planned my life like what it’ll be after my basketball career. I think both education and basketball were the best here.” Juhasz could be an impactful player for the Buckeyes this year, after playing professionally in Hungary for three years prior to committing to Ohio State. Juhasz was ranked the No. 12 international prospect in the 2018 class and a No. 5 forward in the class, according to Prospects Nation. Klein knows just how strong Ohio State’s brand can be, even overseas in Europe. “From Barcelona to Budapest, we’re hearing O-H-I-O because of what we’re wearing on our chest,” Klein said.That appeal can reach thousands of miles away, and also works in-state.Ashanti Abshaw, a transfer from Cleveland State who was a three-time All-Horizon League member and was the third fastest in school history to 1,000 career points, joined the Buckeyes for her final year of eligibility. Abshaw said being from Ohio makes playing for the Buckeyes that much more special, and  getting the opportunity to play in front of her family means that much more. “It means a lot,” Abshaw said. “I’ve always been a family person, so being able to represent Ohio is just so big because I have so much support just from being from Cleveland Heights.” read more

I dont know what the future holds admits Icardi

first_imgMauro Icardi has admitted that he doesn’t know what his future will hold, but insists that Inter Milan “have always been my team”The Argentine forward has drawn attention from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid over the past few seasons, but has remained loyal to Inter with Icardi having found the back of the net 26 times this season.“Hundred goals with Inter in Serie A? I’m happy to write myself into the history of a club like Inter,” Icardi told Ole (via Football-Italia).“It’s a source of pride for me and I could never have imagined it. It’s not easy to get these numbers in Italy, so I thank all my teammates who made it possible.The 25 year-old has revealed that he is flattered to be linked with several European giants, but is happy at Inter for the time being.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Transfer rumours? It’s always nice to be appreciated and I think it’s a consequence of my growth.” said Icardi.“This is why personal achievements are achieved and other big clubs appreciate you. Why I stayed? Inter have always been my team.“When I was little, I always chose them on PlayStation. I always played as Inter. That’s why I enjoy playing here and chose to stay there.”last_img read more

Mancini speaks after Italys defeat

first_imgThe Azzurri boss says the main problem his squad has is “not scoring goals”; he also defended his massive rotation against PortugalPortugal had no problem and defeated Italy 1-0 even without Cristiano Ronaldo.And even after losing, Italy national team manager Roberto Mancini was calm as he spoke to the media.“Unfortunately, we make errors and should try to reduce them, but the lads gave all they had. We need to score goals in order to win, so we must find new solutions and do more up there,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“In the first half, we had a lot more of the ball with the two strikers, as at least they can play between themselves up there, so it can be an important option.”“We have to let them grow, there’s nothing else to do. When a player is young and is just starting out at this level, he’s going to run into problems, we knew that was going to happen,” he added.“When our fitness levels improve, that will certainly be positive, but the main problem we need to resolve is not scoring goals.”Mancini changed nine of the ten field players that played in the 1-1 draw with Poland last week. Only Jorginho stayed in the starting eleven.last_img read more