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‘Handing over of keys to the DFC is symbolic’ – Mayor of Roseau

first_img Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 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 Newslast_img read more

Kotoko News: Coach Duncan to be unveiled on Thursday

first_imgCoach David Duncan will be formally introduced to the media and the general public at Kotoko’s secretariat in Kumasi on Thursday at 9:30am.Duncan, who arrived in Kumasi on Wednesday is expected to meet management before Thursday’s event. Kotoko and Coach Duncan have agreed on a two-year contract.Coach Duncan was in Algeria, where Kotoko drew 0-0 with MC El Eulma last Saturday.Although Duncan was in the North African country only to “observe” proceedings ahead of the second leg game, he ended up on the bench, teaming up with deputy coach, Michael Osei to secure what many have termed as a “desirable” away result.last_img

Alexander: There’s no World Series hangover for Astros

first_imgANAHEIM — The concept of a World Series hangover is not a thing, at least in the Houston Astros’ clubhouse these days. Which is to be expected.World Series fatigue? That, in contrast to any nebulous theory of reduced motivation or additional satisfaction at winning a championship, makes more sense as a potential danger.When the Astros celebrated on the field at Dodger Stadium on the last day of the 2017 season, it was Nov. 1. For most of their peers throughout the major leagues, the preparation for 2018 had already begun.For George Springer, the World Series MVP, there were banquets and celebrations and awards ceremonies, with a wedding mixed in. And somewhere in all of that, he had to make time to prepare, physically and mentally, for the defense of that championship. Manager A.J. Hinch said he didn’t do a lot at the outset of spring training to compensate for the short winter while acknowledging that it was something to be aware of. He chatted about it with other managers, such as 2016 World Series participants Joe Maddon of the Cubs and Terry Francona of the Indians, and kicked around ideas with his Houston brethren, Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.But ultimately he fell back on what he knows about his players. And when it was mentioned that shortstop Carlos Correa said he only took three weeks off after the World Series and that a bunch of his teammates were also working out right away, the manager didn’t seem surprised.Amused, maybe.“It’s great to be in your 20s, isn’t it?” he cracked. “I think we were all young and energetic when we were in our 20s.”Maybe that’s the Astros’ secret weapon. Springer is 28. Jose Altuve, the reigning league MVP, turned 28 a little over a week ago. Correa is 23, Alex Bregman 24, Cole and closer Ken Giles 27, outfielder Derek Fisher 24, outfielder Marwin Gonzalez 29. The recovery time in those cases is a bit quicker than it would be for a bunch of 30-somethings.And they are armed with the knowledge of how it feels to win and what goes into it.“A lot of people (think) just because you won something means that you have to change,” Springer said. “And our team hasn’t done anything differently this year than we did last year, except we accomplished our goal and we know what it takes to get there, we know the sacrifices that have to (be) made. You understand the work that has to go into it, and then you play from there.”But there’s a delicate balance.Related Articles Alexander: Playoff series takes a turn Clippers weren’t expecting Alexander: Baseball’s ‘unwritten rules’ need to be erased “You played an extra month,” he said Wednesday. “It’s a lot more physical and mental wear and tear on your body. And you know you’ve got to get back in (and work), and as opposed to having a normal offseason you know you have a shorter offseason to prepare your body.“So it’s definitely not (an aftereffect) because you won. It’s because you played a little bit longer than everybody else did. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”If there is an aftereffect, it hasn’t shown up yet. Houston improved to 28-17 and is two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West after Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory.The Astros might not have the sheer cannon-power of the Yankees and Red Sox, again the beasts of the AL East. But they have baseball’s best pitching staff, statistically, and particularly the game’s three hottest starting pitchers right now: Justin Verlander (5-2, 1.05 ERA, .145 opponents’ batting average after Wednesday night’s complete game shutout), winter acquisition Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.75, .166) and Charlie Morton (5-0, 2.03, .175).Poor Dallas Keuchel. The 2015 Cy Young Award winner has a 3-5 record, 3.10 ERA and .225 opponents’ average and must feel like an underachiever around this bunch. Then again, his ERA in his past three starts is 1.64, so he might be catching up. Alexander: Coping with the desolation, and silence, of empty seats center_img Alexander: SCGA president Fred MacFarlane aims to broaden golf’s reach Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “You have to let your body rest,” he said. “You have to let your mind rest. This is a long year. We play a crazy amount of games … I felt like I was ready (when spring training began), but it also felt like we’d just stopped playing about three days ago.”But that gold World Series championship banner hanging in Minute Maid Park is at once a reminder and a motivator.So this is what the Angels and the rest of the AL West will be dealing with over the next few months: Youth, energy, knowledge of what it takes to win, great pitching and a front office that isn’t hesitant to add more talent to that mix; see Verlander last August, and Cole this past winter.Could that 2017 workload be an issue at the end of the Astros’ 2018 season? It’s certainly possible.But at this point, I think it’s safe to say quality pitching is a great hangover cure. (If, you know, there really was such a thing.)[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Alexander: Lakers fans, it’s been a long wait last_img read more

Flyers host Sr. Canucks, looking to create separation in standings

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers hit the ice tonight as they welcome the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks.The Flyers are coming off an overtime loss in Dawson on the weekend, snapping their undefeated streak and dropping their record to 3-0-1. However, they still hold a three-point lead over the Sr. Canucks for first in the West Division playoff standings with four games remaining. The top-seeded team advances to the NPHL finals to face either Falher or High Prairie in a best-of-seven series.“Dawson is rolling right now,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “We need those two points tonight at home. The guys know how important this game is, so it should be a great game between these two rivals.”- Advertisement -Tonight’s game at the North Peace Arena gets underway at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more