Sharing is caring! 17 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share LocalNews ‘Handing over of keys to the DFC is symbolic’ – Mayor of Roseau by: – February 8, 2012 Share His Worship Cecil JosephThe Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil Joseph has described the handing over of the keys of the City to the Dominica Festivals Committee as symbolic and not just ‘a mere presentation’.Mr. Joseph handed over the keys of the city to the Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee, Dr. Alwin Bully at the official launching ceremony of Dominica’s 2012 Carnival at Carnival City at Pottersville on January 28th, 2012.He said that he has been monitoring the level of participation in carnival and the level of violence during the season, to which he promised that he would present the keys as soon as there is a change in these two areas.“Since I became the Mayor of the City of Roseau I have been monitoring the violence level in the city and I have said that I would take the keys of the city away from the authorities and would not give it back until I see an increase in participation and less violence during carnival Monday and Tuesday activities. I must say that I have observed for the past two years if not three that we have had less violence, according to the police record issued to me. And so this handing over is not just a mere presentation, it is symbolic to positive change in our culture and attitude as a people”. Mr. Joseph said that Carnival gives us an opportunity to do some introspection and unite as a people to develop and appreciate our culture.“I am not doing this to say to people that I am giving the hearts of the city to people, what I am doing is really to let everyone know that carnival is part of our culture and it will remind those of us in authority that whatever we may have been doing in the past, is an opportunity for us to revisit it. Songs are written, calypsos are written on us and it gives us an opportunity to do some introspection. It’s a period for me, where I believe that we as individuals and a people must take the opportunity to come together and socialize; it’s what we call street jump up”.He called on citizens to enjoy the festivities in peace and unity. According to him the success of the carnival is measured by the way we control ourselves in making the festivities ‘incident-free’.“I want to request from the people who will be jumping up in the Carnival Monday and Tuesday parade; let us be each other’s bodyguard, let us be each other’s keeper and let us ensure that if we are drinking alcohol that we drink it in moderation and not drink too much to disrespect each other. Let us not use carnival as an opportunity to disrespect the integrity of others. If we are to enjoy carnival, let us do it in a clean way”.The keys to the city were last handed over in 2003.Dominica Vibes News
RelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has been pleasantly surprised by the impact Odion Ighalo has made at the club as he admits he was “dubious” when the striker arrived on loan in the January transfer window.Eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils wrapped up a temporary agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for Ighalo, but the 30-year-old has hit back at his doubters with four goals and an assist in his opening eight appearances. However, the suspension of football caused by the coronavirus crisis stopped Ighalo in his tracks and the Nigerian’s deal came to an end with nine Premier League games remaining of the campaign.But United and Ighalo put an end to the uncertainty earlier this week as the forward put pen to paper on a new six-month contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.“You have to say his [Solskjaer] three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV.“I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one,” Scholes said. “I wasn’t quite sure how that would work, but you have to say that’s worked as well.“He’s a different kind of player from the players we had, a bit more of a target man which we miss and he seems to have settled in really well, scoring goals.” Scholes has been impressed with the job his former teammate, Solskjaer, has done since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho and believes the “future is bright” for the Red Devils.“There’s so much competition for places now but that’s all part of being a Manchester United player,” the legendary ex-United midfielder added.“Once you’ve got the shirt you have to try and keep it, you have to perform week in, week out and make sure the player – the good player – waiting behind to get a game that you don’t allow the manager to pick him because of your performance.“The future’s bright, I think Ole is doing really well, he’s got a really good attacking team. You think of the players you’ve got, the [Anthony] Martials, the [Marcus] Rashfords, [Bruno] Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba when he’s back, [Scott] McTominay – really good young players – Brandon Williams coming into it.“I think it’s a really exciting time.” Tags: CoronavirusManchester UnitedOdion Ighalopaul scholesRed Devils
Comments Published on March 23, 2019 at 9:10 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary UPDATED: April 10, 2019 at 10:08 p.m.It’s been over 20 years, but Tammi Reiss will never forget the first time a player made her cry. Early March, right before she loaded a bus with her Syracuse team for a trip to the ACC Tournament, she sat in the Carmelo K. Anthony center and chuckled.In 1995, in her first stop as an assistant coach, Reiss had recruited high schooler Hillary Howard for three years. Then-Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan heeded warnings — Howard’s parents went to Duke, and she had a sibling there at the time. Reiss saw it too, but she thought she could change Howard’s mind.Howard was “the perfect kid,” Reiss said. 4.0 student at Scarsdale (New York) High School. Incredible work ethic. Great family. Howard put Virginia in her final three.But one day, Reiss’ phone rang.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Coach,” Howard said. “I’m so sorry. I love you.”“’Hills, it’s alright,” Reiss remembered saying. “Don’t worry, I support you… Getting to know you for the past three years, it’s been awesome.”Reiss hung up the phone, and then the tears came. Three years. And then it was over. She marched into Ryan’s office.“Debbie, I’m going home,” she said. “I need a day.”Reiss knew ultimately it was a mistake to get as connected as she was to Howard. She vowed she’d never grow that close to a recruit again. But she has and she will. It’s what makes it all worth it when a player buys in. It’s what makes her player-driven style so effective, former players and coaches said. And it’s what has helped her develop a key role as a guards’ coach for the Orange (24-7, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) with the dream of one day having her own program. Reiss knows she’d susceptible to heartbreak, but “if you don’t put yourself out there, you have no shot in hell.” Each year, she sits back, surveys the floor and asks herself: “Did I give my best to each kid?”“You guys see the finished product,” Reiss said. “You see these kids running up and down the court and how we play and you don’t see all the things that go in from day one. The hours on the phone, the text messages, those kind of things. The film work, the sessions, the fights, the love, the crying the… (it) all culminates to that.”***When Jenny Boucek arrived for her freshman year with Virginia, everybody compared her to the recent graduate Reiss, who led the Cavaliers to three-straight Final Fours as a player. Both defensive stoppers who thrived on competition, their games were built on toughness.Reiss stayed close to the program a year after graduation, and worked out with Boucek frequently. The two were “kindred basketball souls,” though Boucek said she was surprised Reiss gave her so much attention. They competed over the “stupidest things”: who drank a Coke faster, who won the team’s track workouts, who was in the best shape.“She made me feel like a little sister,” Boucek said. “I wanted to make ‘big sister’ proud.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerAt the end of the season, Reiss joined the program as an assistant. Boucek had no doubt that her mentor would be a good coach, but it surprised her because Reiss always had other interests. Ryan said Reiss never fully bought into coaching as a career path with the Cavaliers.Reiss left UVA and pursued acting, landing a co-starring role in 2003 movie “Juwanna Mann.” Basketball pulled back. Reiss was drafted fifth by the Utah Starzz in the inaugural WNBA draft, then joined their coaching staff. Twenty years after her playing career ended, she called San Diego State head coach Beth Burns, who had an open spot on her staff.“I want to get back into coaching,” Burns remembered Reiss saying. “And I want to come work for you.”“Tammi,” Burns said. “No, you don’t.”“This is a grinder job,” Burns said. “I don’t know if you want to do this.”“Yes,” Reiss said. “I do.”So, Burns relented. In what Burns called the “single biggest one-year turnaround” she’s seen, Reiss developed star guards Courtney Clements and Chelsea Hopkins. Clements wanted to be a pro, and Hopkins wanted to find consistency after two meniscus tears limited her game predicated on athleticism and speed.Burns told Reiss to “figure it out” in handling Clements and Hopkins. Reiss worked with each of them every day, and similar to Boucek, competed alongside them. She cursed, yelled and dropped “F-bombs,” Hopkins said, but they always knew her intentions were good. Reiss realized players’ lives outside of basketball, and brushed up on pop culture to communicate with them.When players had a disagreement with Burns, Reiss wasn’t afraid to tell them when they were wrong. Hopkins and Clements both went onto WNBA careers. And when Hopkins’ grandmother, who died of cancer shortly after Hopkins graduated, was sick, Hopkins said Reiss was one of the only people she felt comfortable opening up to.“I understand,” Reiss said. “Some kids are communicators. Some kids: ‘I need time.’ Some kids: ‘I’ll come to you.’ Others, you’ll have to go to them.”“That’s all part of the dance.”***Earlier this month, Reiss gathered Syracuse’s guards and handed around eight slips of paper. She told them all to write down one thing that she could help them improve. For Kiara Lewis, she wanted Reiss to watch film with her. Isis Young wrote that Reiss helped her better understand the “purpose” behind every drill. And, though Emily Engstler wasn’t with the team at the time of the exercise, she said the biggest thing she would ask her to teach was “focus.”Engstler had been out for five games for not “doing what she has to do to be a student athlete,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said, a characterization many around Engstler suggested was related to academics.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerEngstler had known Reiss for five years, from the start of her recruiting process to now, and she didn’t get any sympathy from Reiss. Reiss didn’t change the way she handled Engstler. Player development is a process. She has dedicated herself to it.“Coach Tammi’s a really good person,” Engstler said. “To be able to call her, text her and meet with her and just discuss, to understand that everything’s going to be OK. And there’s this goal at the end of the tunnel whenever something happens. I appreciate her more than anyone right now.”Sitting in a chair in the back of the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, Reiss reflected on her biggest failures, her biggest goals. In that moment, she found serenity. She wants to be a head coach of her own one day. She craves the ability to do just what she was doing: sitting in her chair, looking back at from which her group came, and trying to imagine what’s ahead. After some time, she rose from her chair, eager to start the process again.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the team Howard put in her final three was misstated. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Facebook Twitter Google+
A scary scene unfolded Monday at Cleveland’s practice.Browns defensive end Chad Thomas was carted off the field with a neck injury after being immobilized on a stretcher out of caution. Redskins to make QB decisions after third preseason game, Jay Gruden says According to reports, Thomas was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation but had feeling and movement in all his extremities.#Browns Chad Thomas immobilized on a stretcher and then carted off. Disturbing scene at practice pic.twitter.com/9fYlx7uev0— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 12, 2019NFL Media reported later Monday that Thomas had returned to the team’s facility and is considered day-to-day with a neck sprain. Tom Brady: Don’t read anything into Boston-area home being for sale Related News NFL: Antonio Brown could be in ‘breach of contract’ if he won’t play in new helmet Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters he was just happy his teammate was all right.#Browns Jarvis Landry grateful that Chad Thomas has feeling in all of his extremities after being immobilized and carted off pic.twitter.com/CcxHBASD6a— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 12, 2019Cleveland selected Thomas, 23, out of Miami in the third round of the 2018 draft. He played in four games as a rookie and made one tackle in the Browns’ preseason opener against the Redskins last week.
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It’s no secret student-athletes live on a tight schedule. Going from class, to practice, back to class. Squeezing in training sessions and group projects. Finding time to take an occasional nap is nearly impossible, let alone adding in an internship like many fellow classmates. “I’m not a Braves fan,” Smith said. “But I went on the Braves website and just applied for every job on there.” “My favorite part was interacting with the players,” Smith said. “They would come up before games and interact with us and the fans and that was just really fun.” “I didn’t really have any experience,” Smith said. “I worked at the Des Moines Radio Group last summer and I’ve done some work with Drake Athletics marketing but that’s it.” “The atmosphere was awesome,” Smith said. “It was the first year in the new stadium so it was an amazing inaugural season to be a part of.” “I didn’t know anyone there, and I loved it,” Smith said. “I love being independent and not knowing people and having to find my way into friend groups and experiencing new things. That’s what I live for, I just love it so much.” Smith enters her senior year coming off a strong junior campaign as the Bulldogs primary pitcher. She recorded 18 wins with a 3.27 ERA in a career-high 214.0 innings while striking out a career-best 91 batters. Smith tossed four shutouts in 2017, including a perfect game in the regular season finale against Loyola. Print Friendly Version As one of 50 promotions interns for the 2017 season, every day at the ballpark was different. Daily tasks ranged from putting elf costumes on life-sized bobbleheads, setting up for concerts and assisting in post-game autographs. The season brought a record number of rain delays for the Braves along with tallying the most wins in two years. It turns out, that’s all it took. Smith took her passion and knowledge to the city of Atlanta in, playing an integral part in the Braves’ inaugural season inside the brand-new SunTrust ballpark. “I know a lot about the game,” Smith said. “It helped knowing the atmosphere of a sporting event and the competitiveness. Fans get very competitive, and I know what competitive is. It was the first year in the new stadium so the atmosphere was awesome.” Drake University softball senior Kailee Smith has always described herself as an independent person. Her softball career started out behind the plate as a catcher before her mom convinced her to reluctantly take to the circle and try her hand at pitching. While perhaps not the most experienced intern, Smith was able to lean on her life-long softball career and her experience as a student-athlete at Drake. Smith joked about how to her parents dismy she picked a school 1,600 miles away from home. Following the conclusion of the 2017 softball season, Smith headed another 900 miles east to Atlanta, Ga. for a summer internship with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. “Coming to Drake was a no-brainer – I wanted out of California,” said Smith who hails from Murrieta, Calif. “And then going to Atlanta I had so much fun, I was so excited to go there and I wasn’t nervous.” A Southern California native, Smith admits her team loyalty lies with the Los Angeles Dodgers – but during the 2017 season the Braves laid claim to Smith’s favorite player, Matt Kemp. “I learned that I really love to travel,” Smith said. “I know that when I’m looking for a future job or career I want something that allows me to be able to travel and do things.” Throughout the summer, Smith had the opportunity to follow the team on the road and visit stadiums around the country, travel home and visit friends.