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PM grateful for Harris Paint $600,000 donation

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed his gratitude to Harris Paints after the company donated approximately six hundred thousand dollars’ worth of paint and supplies, noting that it would greatly impact the lives of many citizens. Mr. Skerrit was speaking at the official handing over ceremony held on Tuesday at the Office of the Prime Minister where he stated that the presentation will make a great difference in the homes of many Dominicans. “This contribution will go towards mainly, in some cases, government buildings, some of the homes which provide care to senior citizens, and to the vulnerable groups in our society. It will also go towards homes where our senior citizens reside and also our vulnerable children. So that is the direction I will give to the Ministry of Housing in regard to the distribution of the paint,” he went on to note. Mr. Skerrit added that the donation should not go unrecognized, as everything donation, no matter how small, will go a long way in assisting the country in its recovery and because of that, citizens should be grateful. “I have always said to the citizens of Dominica, that whatever we receive in our time of need we should be grateful for it. So had it been six thousand or sixty thousand we would have appreciated it the very same as we for a six hundred thousand dollar contribution. Because every little helps and every little counts, in recognizing the task which the country has in rebuilding after this devastating hurricane,” Mr. Skerrit stated. Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews PM grateful for Harris Paint $600,000 donation by: Dominica Vibes News – March 9, 2018last_img read more

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Two Golds, Tarpons 5th overall

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSTwo Port Isabel athletes struck gold and the Tarpons placed fifth as a team at the Indian Nation Relays at Donna last Saturday.  It was the first official meet of the 2017 season.The gold medals came in the field events as Juan Muñiz took first place in the high jump and Trey Mock took top honors in the discus competition.McAllen was the runaway winner in the team standings with 150 points.  The host team Donna was second with 107 points, La Feria was third with 86, Edcouch-Elsa had 61 points for fourth place, and Port Isabel was fifth with 54.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGold! Lady Tarpons Win Raymondville MeetBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team won four gold medals and took first place at the Albert Tijerina Relays in Raymondville last week. The Lady Tarpons struck gold in two relay races, the 400-meter dash, and the pole vault. On…April 1, 2016In “News”Hurdler Silva Gets Gold at Donna MeetBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Tarpon hurdler Omar Silva did rather well at the Indian Nation Relays in Donna last Saturday.  He won the 110-meter high hurdles and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles by less than a second. Other Tarpon athletes who medaled in their…February 26, 2016In “News”Double Gold for Strunk at RaymondvilleBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Mac Strunk already seems to be hitting his stride this track season.  The senior sprinter for the Port Isabel High track team won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes at the Albert Tijerina Relays at Raymondville last Friday, February 21.   Strunk’s time…February 28, 2020In “News”last_img read more

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Argonaut Weekly: October 19-25

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – It is Homecoming Week at the University of West Florida, and a big Gulf South Conference women’s soccer match between two ranked teams highlights the upcoming week.  The Friday doubleheader in men’s and women’s soccer kicks off the weekend, while volleyball continues their GSC schedule on Friday and Saturday.  The UWF cross country teams will also head to the GSC Championships on Saturday.  The golf and tennis teams are winding down their fall seasons, and finally the basketball teams have started official practice are preparing for opening day tipoff on November 16.ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEKValissia BrathwaiteVolleyballSenior Outside HitterValissia Brathwaite (British Virgin Islands/Palm Beach CC) had her strongest showing this season over the weekend, totaling 25 kills for the Argonauts. She was flawless for a season-high .615 clip against No. 14 Saint Leo, with eight kills over just two sets. She served as the individual match kill leader with 10 kills alongside teammate Chelsea Wilhoite in a loss to Tampa. The senior tallied just five errors over three matches, and averaged 3.1 kills per set for the Argos. Brathwaite hit a combined .364, providing an efficient swing in the Argonaut effort.Richard DixonMen’s SoccerSophomore MidfielderRichard Dixon’s (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS) two second half goals highlighted the UWF men’s soccer team’s 6-0 win at Delta State on Sunday.  The sophomore midfielder is now tied for fourth on the team with three goals, and he also ranks fourth with eight points (three goals, two assists).  Dixon has also served an important defensive position in the midfield, helping the Argonauts to allowing just 0.79 goals per game.WOMEN’S SOCCER (14-0-0, 5-0-0 GSC)- 10/16 @ Alabama-Huntsville: 4-1 W- 10/18 @ Delta State: 10-1 WThe top ranked University of West Florida women’s soccer team kept their regular season Gulf South Conference winning streak alive by extending it to 40 games with wins over Alabama-Huntsville and Delta State. The Argos, now 14-0-0 on the season are off to their best start in school history and have tied the program’s second longest winning streak set in 2007.On a cold and cloudy Friday afternoon, the Argos took to the pitch against the Chargers of Alabama-Huntsville. An early lead gave West Florida the cushion they needed as they would go on to win 4-1 Shaneka Gordon and Shakira Duncan supplied all of the offense, scoring two goals each in the contest.On Sunday the Argonauts tied a season high 10 goals in their 10-1 win over Delta State. Duncan led the offense once again as she posted four straight second half goals in a 20 minute span to give the Argos a comfortable lead over the Statesmen.This Friday, October 24th is the big GSC showdown with No. 24 ranked North Alabama. These two high powered offenses will square off with each other at 7:30pm at the UWF Soccer Complex which will serve as UWF’s Homecoming game.MEN’S TENNISKevin Ducros and Leandro Ferreira of the West Florida men’s tennis team won their final two matches in the Division II doubles back draw, placing fifth at the ITA Small College National Championships in Mobile over the weekend.  The UWF duo defeated Scott Bradley and Georgie Perez of Metro State, 7-5, 6-2 in their first match, and then in the fifth place match the Argonauts defeated Diego Gimenez and Joseph Boesing of Southern Indiana 6-4, 6-3.Ducros and Ferreira fell to top ranked Andrey Boldarev and Alex Grubin of Concordia (N.Y.), the eventual Division II doubles champions, in the first round of the national tournament 7-5, 6-4.MEN’S SOCCER (8-4-2, 4-0-1 GSC)- 10/16 @ Alabama-Huntsville: 0-0 T (2OT)- 10/18 @ Delta State: 6-0 WThe University of West Florida men’s soccer team completed their Gulf South Conference schedule this weekend as they remained unbeaten at 4-0-1. Both contests ended in shutout fashion as they tied Alabama-Huntsville 0-0 in double overtime before routing Delta State 6-0 on Sunday.On a chilly Friday afternoon in Huntsville, Ala. the Argos battled UAH to a scoreless tie in double overtime. The Argo offense outshot the Chargers 14-7 in the contest but could not take advantage of opportunities late in the match to score and take home the victory.After being shut out on Friday the offense exploded for six goals in 6-0 shutout over Delta State. Freshman Stephen Munoz recorded the eventual game winner by knocking in the first goal of the match to get the offense going in the 13th minute. Richard Dixon led the attack with consecutive second half goals to put the match out of reach for the Statesmen.The Argos will take to the pitch this Friday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m. against William Carey University for UWF’s Homecoming Game.VOLLEYBALL (13-11, 4-1 GSC)- 10/16 at Saint Leo: 0-3 L (19-25, 23-25, 23-25)- 10/16 at Tampa: 0-3 L (22-25, 20-25, 16-25)- 10/17 vs. Florida Southern (at Tampa): 0-3 L (13-25, 23-25, 23-25)The Argonauts faced some of the nation’s best during the South Region Crossover on Friday, falling to No. 14 Saint Leo in their first match of the day and suffering a loss to No. 9 Tampa in the night match. The Argos suffered a tough loss to Sunshine State opponent Florida Southern on Saturday morning to close out their competition at the South Region Crossover. The Argos dropped three straight sets (25-13, 25-23, 25-23) to the Mocs, as their record fell to 13-11 overall.West Florida continues on the road this Tuesday at University of Mobile for a final non-conference match. First serve is slated for 7:30 pm. West Florida will then return to Gulf South Conference action on Friday evening at 7 p.m., facing Alabama-Huntsville on Senior Night. The Argos will follow with a Saturday afternoon tilt with North Alabama, slated for 4pm. Saturday’s match will serve as this year’s Parents’ Day match.CROSS COUNTRYAfter a week’s rest the UWF cross country teams will head to Hoover, Ala. this Saturday for the GSC Championships at Veteran’s Park.  Both teams have performed well during the regular season, with the women’s team claiming two team titles and the men’s team one.Sophomore Bailee Hedstrom has led the women’s team, finishing as the top UWF runner in all of her four races this season including an individual title at the MC / Watson Ford Invitational.  Freshman Megan Steinocher has also finished either first or second for UWF in her four races, including an individual title at the Choctaw Season Opener.The men’s team has been led by a number of runners, as different Argonauts have stepped up each week including Donald Davis, Christopher Hough, P.J. Orgass, and Eddie Pagan.  Davis won the individual title at the Argos’ last meet, the MC / Watson Ford Invitational.WOMEN’S BASKETBALLThe UWF women’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the GSC preseason coaches’ poll released last week.  Senior guards Amy Drake and Tiffany Williams were named to the Preseason All-GSC Team, and junior transfer Janay McCray and freshman Sabrina Stambouli were a part of the GSC Top Newcomers list.MEN’S BASKETBALLThe preseason GSC coaches’ poll was released on Thursday, and the UWF men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the East Division.  Freshman Peter Connole and junior transfer Trammell Wooten were named to the GSC Top Newcomers list.WOMEN’S GOLFThe UWF women’s golf team, ranked No. 15 in the latest national coaches poll, close out the fall season this week at the Saint Leo Invitational at Lake Jovita Country Club.  The Argonauts have had a successful fall season, including a team title at the Birmingham-Southern Shootout on September 27-28.MEN’S GOLFThe No. 23 UWF men’s golf team will close out the fall season this week at the Indian Bayou Classic hosted by the University of North Alabama at the Indian Bayou Country Club in Destin, Fla.  The Argos will then return to the course in February for the spring season, starting with the Golfweek Division II Spring Invitational in Orlando, Fla. on February 6-9.BASEBALLThe UWF baseball team will host its Fourth Annual Golf Scramble fundraiser this Friday at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.  The event will consist of four person teams and will kick-off with a shotgun start at 12 p.m. CT.The cost of the event is $85 and will include lunch, a Nike golf polo, cart, green fees and range balls. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well as for par 3 closest to the pin, par 5 longest drive and hole in one contests. For more information about the event contact Head Baseball Coach Mike Jeffcoat at mjeffcoat@uwf.edu. MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Video (NEW!)- Live Audio- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos – www.Twitter.com/GoArgos – Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULEMonday, October 19M. Golf @ Indian Bayou Classic (at Destin, Fla.)W. Golf @ Saint Leo Invitational (at Tampa, Fla.)Tuesday, October 20M. Golf @ Indian Bayou Classic (at Destin, Fla.)W. Golf @ Saint Leo Invitational (at Tampa, Fla.)Volleyball @ Mobile (at Mobile, Ala.) 7:30Friday, October 23M. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)W. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)M. Soccer vs. William Carey (Homecoming) 5:00Volleyball vs. Alabama-Huntsville (Senior Night)* 7:00W. Soccer vs. North Alabama (Homecoming)* 7:30Saturday, October 24M. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)W. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)W. Cross Country @ GSC Championships (5k) (at Hoover, Ala.; Veteran’s Park)M. Cross Country @ GSC Championships (8k) (at Hoover, Ala.; Veteran’s Park)Volleyball vs. North Alabama (Parents Day) (Green Out Game)* 4:00Sunday, October 25M. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)W. Tennis UWF Fall Fling (hosted by West Florida)W. Soccer @ West Georgia (at Carrollton, Ga.)* 2:30* indicates Gulf South Conference gamePrint Friendly Version Share Argonaut Weekly: October 19-25center_img Argonauts of the Week Valissia Brathwaite (left) and Richard Dixon last_img read more

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Middle Class Workers Now Entitled to Overtime

first_imgTravers: “Four-point-two million more workers will now be eligible for overtime protections under federal law. The Obama Administration says this will increase wages for workers by $12 billion dollars over the next decade. Vice President Biden announced the new rules: “The middle class is getting clobbered. If you work overtime, you should actually get paid for working overtime.” The new rules will take effect on December 1. Karen Travers, ABC News, the White House.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The White House says it’s good news for workers: Full-time salary employees who earn less than $47,500 a year now have a legal right to overtime pay. Vice President Biden officially announced the wage increase at the White House today. ABC’s Karen Travers is there with the details:last_img read more

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Yang takes Tokai

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES MIYOSHI, Aichi Pref. – Overnight leader Y.E. Yang of South Korea shot the low round for the second straight day to cruise to a four-stroke victory at the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic on Sunday.Yang, who charged into the lead by two shots Saturday with a 65, fired a final-round 67 en route to an 18-under-par total of 270 on the Miyoshi Country Club West Course for his third career title on the top-tier Japanese tour. Taichi Teshima was second at 14-under 274 after a 68. Lee Sankyo champ KIRYU, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) South Korea’s Lee Ji Hee benefited from a back-nine collapse by overnight leader Hikaru Kobayashi to win the Sankyo Ladies Open on Sunday for her first victory in two years on the Japan LPGA tourLee shot a 1-over-par 73 in the final round for a winning total of 8-under 208 at Akagi Country Club in Gunma Prefecture, finishing one shot ahead of Sakura Yokomine and Yuri Fudo. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Ellis criticises jockeying standard

first_imgJamaica Jockeys Guild President Shane Ellis says the standard of riding has declined significantly since the resumption of racing at Caymanas Park almost a month ago. A number of the jockeys have suffered minor falls at the track in recent weeks since the restart of racing on June 20.“I think that riding can improve because we have a lot of good jockeys over here,” Ellis said. “I think once the riding is at a high level, then a lot more people will be attracted to the sport and that will be excellent for the racing industry.“Sometimes I am pleased with the riding and another time I am not, so a lot more can be done to improve it; and once we work together, then we are going to get there.”Apprentice jockey Tamicka Lawrence, who has been riding for almost two years, fell from BORN DIPLOMAT at the start of the sixth race on Sunday. NEEDS SPECIAL TRAINING Ellis said that many apprentice jockeys are in need of special training to improve their riding skills in the saddle.“I would like for stewards to go over some of the steps with the apprentices and to see if they will improve their riding abilities, because this is critical to the development of the industry,” he said. “I have been thinking about this for quite a while now and I am going to put this to the stewards.”Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Chairman Solomon Sharpe agrees with Ellis about falling standards. “There is always room for improvement, and given the break, riding is something that the more you do it, the better you get,” he said. “Given the break, maybe everybody is a little bit rusty, and it is harder for a younger person to come back and get acclimatised to riding competitively. “We have a good cadre of jockeys and fitness plays a lot into it, so I think as the jockeys get a little bit fitter, you will see them looking a little smoother in the saddle.” robert.bailey@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Run The London Marathon For Bristol Sport Foundation

first_imgThe race takes place on Sunday, 23rd April 2017 and each runner will need to commit to raising upwards of £2,500 of vital funds for the Foundation.Anyone interested should email foundation@bristol-sport.co.uk and the places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. All money raised for Bristol Sport Foundation goes towards the planning and delivery of award-winning and life-changing programmes. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.bristol-sport.co.uk/community.last_img read more

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Smith disappointed with Brentford’s defending at Derby

first_img[media-credit name=”© Joe Giddens/PA Wire” align=”alignnone” width=”620″][/media-credit]Brentford manager Dean Smith admitted his side disappointed him with their defending at Derby after making a perfect start with an early goal.The Rams hit back to win 3-1 after Henrik Dalsgaard had put the visitors ahead. AdChoices广告Smith said: “It was a really good start but the manner of the goals we conceded disappointed me. But I don’t want to take any credit away from Derby.“In the second half I thought we controlled the ball. I can look back at changing the back four but when they score with abreak from our corner is it a selection problem?“The manner of the goals disappointed me. The second was a ball over the top and the third was a pathetic decision to give the free-kick.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Brentford boss says top priority is the league, not Arsenal cup clashlast_img read more

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Australia’s Smith, Warner ready for hostile crowds at World Cup-Langer

first_img(Reuters) – Australia’s returning duo of Steve Smith and David Warner could face hostility from English crowds during the World Cup but can rely on their team mates to cope, coach Justin Langer has said. The pair have returned from year-long bans following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa and are expected to play vital roles in Australia’s title defence although they will not be in leadership positions.Langer is aware the crowd in England could target Smith and Warner in the May 30-July 14 tournament in England and Wales but said public anger will not be as intense as it was.Steve Smith“We can’t control the crowd. What I do know is… it might heat up but I can guarantee it won’t be any hotter than it was 12 months ago. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Langer told reporters in London. “The boys are well prepared. They’ve paid a heavy price and we’re expecting always to come here and to face the fire and we’re ready for that.“They’re human beings as well and… there’s not too many I’ve met who like being booed or heckled or disliked. We’re going to have to care for them, we’re going to have to put an arm around them and make sure they’re going okay.”Langer was happy with what he saw of the duo in three unofficial World Cup warm-up matches at home to a New Zealand XI this month, where Smith had unbeaten knocks of 89 and 91 while Warner managed a top score of 39. “I watched Steve batting… in those three practice games, he’s literally a master of the game, so it’s nice to have him back,” Langer added.“Dave’s got that look on his eye, he’s really hungry, he’s a great player… he’s so dynamic, he brings so much energy, and that’s what we ask from our players.”Australia’s World Cup opener is against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol.last_img read more

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Springer calls for change of attitudes ahead of second ODI

first_imgLEICESTER, England, CMC – West Indies Women’s head coach, Henderson Springer, has lamented the lack of discipline exhibited in Thursday’s heavy loss to England in the first One-Day International, and says attitudes will have to change if the side are turn around their fortunes in the three-match series. Playing in the opening game of the ICC Women’s Championship series, West Indies slumped to their largest-ever margin of defeat against England when they went down by 208 runs at Grace Road.“I think it’s basically a lack of discipline because … we didn’t do 99 per cent of the things that we sat down and planned, practiced and discussed,” Springer said.“We didn’t hit our targets early so we had to suffer with that in the end.” Choosing to bat first, England piled up an imposing 318 for nine off their 50 overs with captain Heather Knight gathering a run-a-ball 94 and opener Amy Jones stroking 91.In reply, West Indies never looked the part as they crashed to 27 for three in the 11th over and failed recovered, despite a fighting unbeaten 42 off 75 balls from middle order batsman Chedean Nation.She was the only player to pass 20 and just one of four in double figures, as West Indies were bowled out for a paltry 110 off 36 overs. With the second ODI set for Worcester on Sunday, Springer warned that a change in mindset was required.“[There must be a change in the] attitudes generally to the job that we have to do,” the former Barbados off-spinner pointed out.“One is to win, which is more important and once you want to win, you have to take the things that you are doing seriously. I believe there is a lack of seriousness sometimes moving into these big encounters. We are here to win, we’re here to compete not just to participate.” He added: “We have to prove that we can be up there to compete. We have worked hard over the past couple of months, over the past year and some, and this is not an indication of the amount of work that we have put in.”Springer also bemoaned the lack of accuracy when West Indies bowled. They were in the hunt after reducing England to 61 for two in the ninth over but Knight and Jones then feasted on loose bowling in putting on 146 for the third wicket.“[We were] generally inaccurate. Not the plans we had focussed on, [not] what we had done in net sessions [and not] what we had discussed,” Springer lamented. “In some cases, not what we had done against Ireland [in the preceding series] – albeit a lesser opposition there. We didn’t hit our targets at all … giving up 300 hundred runs obviously will put you under some pressure.”last_img read more

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