PM wants to be advised on relocating some communities

first_imgLocalNews PM wants to be advised on relocating some communities by: – February 8, 2012 Share Share Share 29 Views   4 commentscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Prime Minister Skerrit. Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit says he would like to be advised by the general public on whether government should look at relocating some communities.The Prime Minister told the official opening of the 2011 Housing and Population Cenus recently that some communities are prone to disasters because of their location.“There are some communities who are extremely prone to disasters and are very remote in their location from the center of the state resources. The results indicate to us the increase challenges which the country may have in providing services to new communities. We have seen the old communities remain but the new communities have been created. We are talking about security, roads, electricity, water, primary health care…It is placing additional challenges on policy makers,” he explained.According to the Prime Minister, the size of some of the communities also affects the schools. “In respect to education; there are small schools and large schools and recognizing the importance of education to the country, one has to ask how do you bridge that gap? When you have to maintain a school with international standards but have a population of less than fifty students with fulltime principals,” he said.He suggests that probably some schools could be merged so that students can get the best level of quality education which they deserve. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA players to get paid next weekUNDATED (AP) — The NBA says players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the game’s shutdown.The last NBA games were played March 11, the day that Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus. The pandemic will lead to the delay of at least 259 regular-season games through April 15, what would have been the end of the regular season.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 2021.— The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team’s performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also been using workout equipment tailored for each player and provided by the team. Coach Doc Rivers says that’s led to trash talking while watching each other work out. — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra says head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts. The reductions are expected to save about $15 million to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately $10 million of that estimated savings comes from salary reductions for men’s basketball coach Chris Mack, football coach Scott Satterfield, women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz and baseball coach Dan McDonnell.— UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 was scheduled for April 18, and White planned to follow it with weekly fight cards from Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano is back in New York after completing his quarantine period following a positive test for the coronavirus. Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical mandated by Gulfstream Park to determine if he could be cleared to ride in the Florida Derby on March 28. He quarantined in Florida and said he was largely asymptomatic throughout his time with the virus.— Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28, more than two months after it was suspended. The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series. Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”— The World Curling Federation has canceled its championships this year. The men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and senior championships will not be held in 2020. The WCF has adjusted its qualifying for the 2021 world championships and the 2022 Winter Olympics to compensate for the missing tournaments. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s (TOO’-uh tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp.The former Alabama signal-caller held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer Thursday after his personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month.MLB-REYNOLDS-RETIREMENTBasher Reynolds retires Hamilton needed surgery to repair a broken left leg suffered in January and had been listed as out indefinitely before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Waddell said Hamilton’s rehab has gone well and that he would soon start work on the ice.Hamilton was on pace to shatter career highs for goals, assists, points and plus/minus. He was a plus-30 with 14 goals, 26 assists and 40 points in 47 games before the injury.In other NHL news:— The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. The 25-year-old was airlifted Tuesday to Sunnybrook Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain. Cave’s wife, Emily, said the family is no longer allowed to be in the hospital because of COVID-19 rules. She said they have no idea when they will be allowed to see him again.MLB-FRANCHISE VALUES While Cooks hasn’t matched Hopkins’ superstar play during his six-year career, he is a fast, steady deep threat who has five 50-reception seasons for three franchises. Cooks had 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles last season.In other NFL news:— The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, according to a person familiar with the contract. The move would help to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft. Breeland started 15 of 16 games for the Chiefs last season, which he played on a one-year prove-it deal after an injury-shortened season in Green Bay. He also started all three playoff games and was instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers for their first championship in five decades.NFL DRAFT-TAGOVAILOAAgent says Tua is healthy Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with alleged payments to officials of the South American governing body CONMEBOL. The indictment, unsealed Monday, also contended they made illegal payments to win broadcast rights for Fox to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Lopez and Martinez pleaded not guilty, as did the sports marketing company Full Play Group SA, which also is charged with racketeering. Judge Pamela Chen of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ordered both to surrender their passports and imposed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews. Lopez is in Los Angeles, and Martinez is in Miami.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 10, 2020 A person familiar with the situation says the struggling franchise has hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation. The 48-year-old Karnisovas had big roles in Denver, taking two-time All-Star center Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) in the second round of the 2014 draft. He also picked up recent lottery selections Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.Longtime executive John Paxson is expected to move into an advisory role. The futures of general manager Gar Forman and coach Jim Boylen are unclear.NHL-NEWSHamilton could be back this seasonUNDATED (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes. — The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10% or 20% for others.— The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking to unload all merchandise for the 146th Derby dated May 2. The race has been postponed from that date to Sept. 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, over 300 Derby 146 items with the old date will be available for online sale from April 15 to May 3. The museum will donate 20% of sales proceeds to two funds that help those affected by COVID-19.NFL-NEWSTexans get Cooks from RamsUNDATED (AP) — The Houston Texans have picked up receiving help after sending DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals last month. A person familiar with the deal says the Texans have acquired Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round pick while sending a future fourth-rounder to Houston. PHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. The 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday on SiriusXM Radio, saying he’s moved beyond baseball.The all-or-nothing free swinger hit at least 30 homers four times and led the majors in strikeouts three times while compiling a .236 batting average. He hit .260 in 2009 and set career highs 44 homers and what is still a big league-record 223 strikeouts.NBA-BULLS-KARNISOVASBulls hire KarnisovasCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have a new leader. Miami was last at $980 million, a drop of $20 million.Forbes estimates the MLB average team value rose 4% from last year to $1.85 billion, the smallest annual appreciation since a 2% rise in 2010.FIFA INVESTIGATIONFormer Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer caseNEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimatesNEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion.The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking.The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show.The Boston Red Sox are third at $3.3 billion, Forbes said Thursday, followed by the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco, the New York Mets, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Each of those teams are worth $2 billion.last_img read more

Arsenal v Aston Villa preview: Wenger’s on cusp of historic 12th final win

first_imgTeam news, match facts and manager quotes ahead of the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium.Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition.Yet as the Frenchman homes in on winning the trophy for the sixth time — one more than his former Manchester United sparring partner Alex Ferguson — Wenger promises the landmark does not concern him. Pitted against famished Premier League opponents Villa, who are desperate for success after a 19-year trophy drought and faced a relegation battle this side, Wenger’s side are ready to retain the trophy they won last year against Hull City.A sixth FA Cup win for Wenger would create a record in the modern understanding of a manager, though Villa’s manager/secretary George Ramsay oversaw six FA Cup victories between 1887 and 1920 and was the driving force behind their success.Wenger has had the same kind of impact at Arsenal since he arrived in 1996, but says setting an individual landmark does not particularly bother him. To do so, though, Wenger will have to get the better of Tim Sherwood, who helped secure Villa’s top flight status and has led them to a first FA Cup final in 15 years. TEAM NEWSShay Given is set to be fit for Aston Villa’s first FA Cup final in 15 years after returning to training following a groin injury.The goalkeeper was a doubt after missing the Premier League finale as Villa lost 1-0 to Burnley on Sunday but could return against Arsenal at Wembley. Aly Cissokho (groin), Kieran Richardson (calf) and Jores Okore (knee) have also trained but Ciaran Clark (knee) is out while Libor Kozak remains sidelined as he continues to recover from a broken leg. Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will miss out after failing to recover from a knee injury.Manager Arsene Wenger has a number of selection decisions, such as whether to field goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and forward Theo Walcott from the start. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mathieu Debuchy (both hamstring) and captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) are in contention after returning to training following recent injuries.MANAGER QUOTES Arsene Wenger on Arsenal’s chance to become the most succcessful team in the history of the tournament with 12 final wins. “It’s not easy. I would love to do it but I’m not honestly focused on that. I’m more focused on the fact that we have fought so hard to get there. Now we want to finish the job. Personally I am always the same when I go into a big game like this. I have always the same pressure. I just want to do it.Tim Sherwood: “They are the holders of the trophy and it is going to be very difficult for us, but we are not just there to make the number up, but to give them a good game. The boys performed on a big stage against Liverpool and we thoroughly deserved to win that game and we are hoping we can do the same against Arsenal.”Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: “Hopefully we can win the FA Cup this year. Then that’ll be two things in two years so hopefully we can just keep that run of winning things going. Back-to-back finals are not an easy thing to achieve. In the second half of the season we have shown the form that we need throughout the season to win this league. We certainly showed that we are capable of going on these big runs and not losing too many games. If we can just show that consistency throughout the season then we’ll be challenging for the Premier League, and that’s what we’ll be looking to do next year.”MATCH FACTSAston Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup matches. Aston Villa have played in the FA Cup final 10 times, winning seven.They last won the FA Cup in 1957, beating West Bromwich Albion (in the semi-finals) along the way.This will be Arsenal’s 19th FA Cup final, a record for any team, and have won a joint-high 11 FA Cup finals.Olivier Giroud has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 13 FA Cup appearances, and has scored in each of his last three games against Villa.Only George Ramsay (6 with Aston Villa) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger (5). Each of the last three times Arsenal have faced second tier opposition in the semi-final they’ve gone on to win the trophy (1998, 2003 and 2014).Arsenal and Aston Villa have been drawn together 10 times in the FA cup with the Gunners winning seven and the Villans three.Overall there have been 13 matches with three draws.The last FA Cup meeting between these two sides came in 2012 when Villa led 2-0 at half-time only to see the Gunners overturn the deficit in a seven minute period in the second half to record a 3-2 win.Arsenal have won 22 and lost just three of the last 34 matches in all competitions against Aston Villa (W22 D9 L3). All three of those defeats came at the Emirates. Christian Benteke has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Arsenal.Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in his last four appearances against Aston Villa.Mesut Özil has two goals and two assists in three appearances against Aston Villa.Eight of the last nine FA Cup matches involving Aston Villa have been settled by a one-goal margin.Six of the last eight have seen a 2-1 scoreline. All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin.16 of the last 21 FA Cup finals have seen only one team find the net. Four of the five in that run where both sides have scored have been won by the team conceding first.–last_img read more

Big third quarter pushes Huskies past Panthers

first_imgZac Claus had 35 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Fortuna Huskies boy’s basketball team stayed perfect in perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a 86-66 win over the McKinleyville Panthers, Tuesday night at McKinleyville High.Fortuna took a slim 38-35 lead into halftime of Tuesday’s win before an explosive third quarter saw the Huskies outscore the Panthers 30-9 to wrap up its fourth conference win of the season.Claus led the Huskies’ third quarter charge with 12 points in the …last_img read more

Showing the red card to racism

first_img2 July 2010 As the eyes of the world turn to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup, Fifa is using the occasion to deliver a clear message against racism and any other form of discrimination – with the full backing of the remaining teams. At all four quarter-final matches on Friday and Saturday, each team captain, watched by millions of people around the world, will read out a declaration condemning and rejecting any discrimination in football and society, and teams and match officials will pose jointly alongside a banner displaying the unequivocal message “Say no to racism” during the pre-match programme. Fifa has organised Anti-Discrimination Days during one of its competitions every year since 2001, when a declaration against racism was signed at the Fifa extraordinary congress in Buenos Aires. Although the rejection of discrimination applies all year round, the Fifa Anti-Discrimination Days give the football family the opportunity to join together in condemning this blight on society all around the world. “It is part of our social responsibility to use our competitions to raise awareness of the pressing social issues of the day,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said this week. “The players’ voices help us amplify this message and the call for solidarity, respect and fair play – the basic values of our game.” As Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, has said: “Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. The 2010 Fifa World Cup has renewed the spirit of unity in South Africa and across the world for people to find their common humanity.” Tokyo Sexwale, South Africa’s minister of human settlements and a member of Fifa’s Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, said this week: “This tournament has brought the people of South Africa together to build on the legacy Nelson Mandela wanted to create for this country. “Although this project cannot solve the problem on its own, it delivers a clear message of zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind,” Sexwale said. Anthony Baffoe, former Ghanaian football player and the second African to play in the German Bundesliga, said: “If all parties involved in football join in condemning and acting against discrimination, there is hope for eradicating it from our sport. “There has been tremendous progress made over the last years, but we still have a great amount of work ahead,” Baffoe said. “The Anti-Discrimination Day here at the Fifa World Cup clearly shows the world the players’ rejection of racism and their willingness to fight it.” Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

Metatarsus adductus

first_imgMetatarsus adductus is a foot deformity characterized by a sharp, inward angle of the front half of the foot. It is thought to occur as a result of the infants position inside the uterus where the feet are bent inward at the instep. Most cases resolve spontaneously and the majority of the remainder can be corrected with simple exercises.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more