Dominica welcomes new Canadian Ambassador

first_imgLocalNews Dominica welcomes new Canadian Ambassador by: – January 23, 2013 Share Share 26 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img President Williams (left) and Ambassador Hanley. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica’s President, Eluid Williams welcomed Canada’s new Ambassador to Dominica, Richard Hanley.Ambassador Hanley who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, presented his letter of credence to the President on Friday 19th JanuaryPresident Williams highlighted and thanked Ambassador Hanley for the support which his country has given to Dominica thus far.Dominica has benefitted from Canadian assistance through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Organisation for La Francophonie and the Canadian Francophone Scholarship Programme and the Regional Security System “In 2007, Canada provided $17M over a ten year period under the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarship Programme to CARICOM students as part of the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme. “Canada is also negotiating a Trade Agreement with CARICOM countries as a group. In fact, two-way trade has more than doubled over the last decade from $936.2 million to $2.4 billion in 2010,” President Williams said.According to Ambassador Hanley, Canada and Dominica enjoy cultural, commercial and economic ties while Canada continues to promote regional integration within the Caribbean community in security and economic areas.He noted that Dominican farmers will receive assistance through participation in a Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce Through Enterprise and Linkages (PROPEL) program.“Small farmers will receive help to increase the quality and quantity of fresh, regionally grown fruits and vegetables and to link buyers such as regional grocery chains, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and restaurants. “Canada is working through the Canadian hunger foundation and its local partner the Caribbean Farmers’ network in this five-year, multi-country, $19m dollar project.”The Ambassador expressed optimism that Canada and Dominica will continue to work together “as friends toward a more prosperous and secure hemisphere.“It is a great honour for me to serve Canada in this beautiful country and I look forward to working with the people and Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the enhancement of a strong and productive relationship in the years ahead,” he said.Ambassador Hanley has replaced Ambassador Her Excellency Ruth Archibald.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Michigan K-12 buildings stay closed this school year

first_imgState Rep. Christine Greig (State of Michigan)Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday extended the closure of school buildings across the state through the end of the school year, to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).“I know that this is a big challenge,” Whitmer said in a social media post. “I know that there isn’t a video chat or homework packet that can replace the value of a highly trained, experienced teacher working with students in a classroom. But the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented threat to our public health, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe.”State Rep. Christine Greig, a Democrat from Farmington Hills and House Democratic Leader, said because the continued impact of the pandemic remains unknown, “we need decisive action to ensure we are protecting the people of Michigan.”“Despite the fluidity of this crisis, parents, students, teachers and staff must have certainty and stability,” she said. “The order executed today provides clear parameters that educators can use to plan for the rest of the school year and beyond. Above all else, we must ensure that continuity of learning is preserved.”During a press conference, Whitmer said that without more testing and more “robust” testing, opening schools is “too dangerous.” She also declined to say whether there would be changes to the 2020-2021 school year start date.“I don’t think that we need to, with any certainty, say that our schools will start on this day,” she said, adding that the state has ended standardized testing and allowed districts flexibility with their school calendar.As of Thursday morning, Michigan had 9,334 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 337 deaths. Oakland County has reported 1,940 cases and 96 deaths.A ZIP code map of Farmington and Farmington Hills shows that, across the two cities, 188 residents have tested positive for the virus. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taksi Hybrid Plug-In Diluncurkan Geely di Tokyo

first_imgTX Hybrid Plug-in Bagaimana jika pelancong ke Tokyo dan melihatnya seperti berada di London? Mungkin ini akan terasa aneh apalagi kalau taksi berwarna hitam mulai berseliweran di jalan-jalan Tokyo.Baca juga: Blue Bird Gunakan Mobil Listrik Tesla untuk Armada Taksi TerbaruNah, baru-baru ini London Electric Vehivle Company (LEVC) meluncurkan varian taksi hybrid plug-in TX nya di Tokyo, Jepang. Taksi ini akan diimpor dan didistribusikan di Jepang oleh Fleetway and Service Company yang bebasis di Yokohama. KabarPenumpang.com melansir laman autonews.com (20/1/2020), Geely yang sudah mengakuisisi LEVC ini mengatakan, penjualan kendaraan akan mulai dibuka bulan Februari dan pengirimannya ke pelanggan akan dimulai pada kuartal kedua. Taksi ini sendiri didesain ulang dengan menggunakan tenaga listrik dan ditargetkan menjadi taksi antar-jemput premium.Sebab taksi ini memiliki ruang yang cukup besar untuk penumpang sebanyak enam orang, akses kursi roda dan teknologi eCity hybrid plug-in. Bisa dikatakan, taksi ini mode elektrik pertama LEVC yang mampu melaju sejauh 81 mil atau sekitar 130 km dengan baterai lithium yang terisi penuh. Menjadi nol emisi, rentang listrik murni taksi ini bisa mencakup 607 km berkat mesin bahan bakan 1,5 liter yang bersumber Volvo.Sedangkan ICE bertindak sebagai range-extender untuk paket baterai 31 kWh dan motor listrik dipasang di bagian belakang dengan 110 kW. Geely mengatakan, taksi hybrid plug-in ini sudah melebihi aturan taksi Jepang dengan berbagai fitur dan kelegaan di dalamnya.Penjualan yang akan mulai dilakukan pada Februari tersebut, pihak LEVC tidak menyebutkan harga untuk taksi TX tersebut dan mengatakan operator bisa mengaksesnya. Industri taksi Jepang saat ini memiliki 240 ribu armada yang beroperasi dengan 50 ribu di antaranya beroperasi di Tokyo.“TX listrik akan menetapkan standar baru di seluruh Jepang di pasar taksi dan antar-jemput premium, penumpang, pengemudi, dan operator armada yang menyenangkan sama. Kami menantikan untuk melihat TX di jalan-jalan Tokyo dan melintasi kota-kota di seluruh Jepang, “kata Joerg Hofmann, CEO LEVC.Baca juga: Nissan Leaf, Mobil Listrik Favorit Perusahaan Taksi dan Pengguna PribadiDiketahui, TC hybrid plug-in diluncurkan pertama kali pada awal 2018 lalu. Selain di Inggris, taksi ini sudah tersedia di Jerman, Perancis, Swiss, Denmark dan Malaysia. Pihak Geely mengatakan, penjualan akumulatif taksi tersebut secara global kini mencapai 3800.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAkankah Jepang Jadi Pionir Tarif Taksi ‘Fluktuatif’ Berdasarkan Permintaan?14/10/2018In “Darat”Sudah Mengaku Rapi Saat Bekerja? Coba Bandingkan Dengan Sopir Taksi di Jepang03/02/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Totalitas Horor, Jepang Hadirkan Taksi ‘Berhantu’ di Osaka Tiap Musim Panas05/09/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

WATCH: SNL introduces “The Other Cavaliers”

first_imgCLEVELAND– LeBron James pulled off another insane buzzer-beater on Saturday night in the Cavaliers 105-103 Game 3 win over the Toronto Raptors.But while he was doing that, Saturday Night Live was also doing their thing. In a cut for time pre-taped sketch, SNL spoofed the Wine and Gold, introducing us all to “The Other Cavaliers” not named LeBron James.As you can probably guess, it features all the ways they “help” James, from picking up his laundry to dishing out high-fives. Check out the full sketch via their YouTube page below. Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersSaturday Night Live Ashley Bastockcenter_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

Borough Assembly Split Shifting to the Center

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In recent years, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has established a pattern of voting in blocs, but recently the tables have been turning. Since the 2014 elections, the Assembly has been typically split 5-4 on most decisions, with Assembly Members Wolf, Ogle, Welles, and Cooper occasionally joined by Haggerty. Asm. McClure(Seward): “We’ve had numerous times where our votes are close by 4-5 or 5-4 and spirited discussion and I think always, even when we disagree, we’re listening to constituents and I think our votes are thoughtful… this is the best group we’ve had , I think, and maybe Mr. Haggerty might agree with me, we seem to come to some conclusions, doesn’t always please each individual, but we walk away friends and it’s a good feeling group of people that you folks out there have elected.” Seward Assemblywoman Sue McClure commented on the increase in communication… Prior to Welles and Cooper joining the Assembly, the votes often fell 6-3 with Wolf, Ogle, and Pierce taking the more conservative approach. Before Ogle’s election, there was typically a 7-2 split.last_img read more

Gustafson misses cut

first_imgKatsumune Imai carded his second straight 65, including a hole in one on the par 3, 4th to stretch his overnight lead to four strokes on 14-under 130 while India’s Jyoti Randhawa fired a 66 for second place. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KAIMON, Kagoshima Pref. (Kyodo) Sophie Gustafson, the top money-earner on the European tour, became the latest female golfer to flop in a men’s tour event as she missed the cut after a 5-over-par 77 in the second round of the Casio World Open on Friday.Gustafson, the first woman to play on the Japanese GTO men’s tour, had two birdies against five bogeys and a double bogey to crash out of the 140 million yen event at Ibusuki Golf Club with a 36-hole total of 7-over 151.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Cavin: How is Chevy’s problem Honda’s problem?

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:ef926edb36662b2ec92b90b Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-219100-4241205207001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its fans have a right to be upset by Sunday’s prolonged delay of Indianapolis 500 qualifications. The session was pushed back to 3:15 p.m. after Ed Carpenter’s vicious Turn 2 crash in the morning practice.Honda and its teams have a right to be upset, too.The latter arrived at IMS this month with a speedway bodywork kit that to this point has had no on-track incidents (Pippa Mann lost control under braking in Turn 4). Maybe Honda’s cars have been a bit slower than Chevrolet’s, but they’re accident-free.But following upside-down crashes of Chevrolet drivers Helio Castroneves (Wednesday), Josef Newgarden (Thursday) and Carpenter, IndyCar gathered its teams and manufacturers to make changes.Global changes, as it turned out.Indy 500 qualifying live blog: Changes made for safety’s sakeAll cars must race in the configuration they qualify with.IndyCar executives Mark Miles and Derrick Walker told a standing-room-only news conference it could be a coincidence that all three crashes in question were from the Chevrolet camp. The next three such crashes could be from Honda, they said.“We don’t know if it’s just a Chevy problem,” Miles said.Fair enough, but this changes the game, and Honda teams aren’t happy about it.Publicly, comments from Honda are positive because IndyCar spoke in the name of safety. But of course, Honda hasn’t shown to have a safety problem.IndyCar also lowered the engine boost, which should knock another 3-4 mph off the speed chart. This much we know: It will be a slower pole day than anticipated, and it’s been more dramatic than usual.Follow Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavin Ed Carpenter (20) of CHF Racing hits the wall coming out of turn 2 and goes airborne during the morning practice on Pole Day for the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Ed Carpenter (20) of CHF Racing hits the wall coming out of turn 2 and goes airborne during the morning practice on Pole Day for the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Freeze to face tough questions at media days

first_imgOle Miss coach Hugh Freeze answers questions during a media day in the 2014 season. He could face tough questions on Thursday.Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze answers questions during a media day in the 2014 season. He could face tough questions on Thursday.HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday no news is good news this time of year.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Bill Barksdale/Special to The Clarion-Ledger Coach Hugh Freeze gathers with the players next to the Chucky Mullins statue.Bill Barksdale/Special to The Clarion-Ledger Coach Hugh Freeze gathers with the players next to the Chucky Mullins statue. Session ID: 2020-09-18:bd8c604d20ee47c9cfaf7d3a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-602777-4356822365001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.There’s no football now, aside from early morning workouts and a few hours of film study. There are no weekly press conferences. It’s the lull of summer, and potentially the only “big news” that emerges in the weeks before SEC Media Days is “bad news.”Unfortunately for Ole Miss, there’s been plenty of news recently.It’ll result in Coach Hugh Freeze facing some tough questions when he makes his rounds at the media circus on Thursday in Hoover, Alabama, regarding his All-American left tackle Laremy Tunsil.To recap, an altercation two weeks ago between Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, led to both parties pressing charges of domestic violence against each other.Tunsil alleges that he assaulted his stepfather in defense of his mother, Desiree Tunsil. But according to an incident report by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Miller claimed the altercation was a result of his warning to Tunsil about having contact with agents.Tunsil, who is projected by multiple media outlets to be a top 10 pick in next year’s NFL Draft, seemingly won his first court appearance. He was represented by Steve Farese while Miller represented himself. That reportedly went about how you’d imagine.During the hearing, Farese disputed Miller’s claims that Tunsil left the scene in a vehicle driven by an agent, which would be an NCAA violation. He did, however, admit an agent was there. Farese said that the car in question was a rental driven by a friend named “Zo,” who flew from South Carolina to Memphis and rented the car to drive to Oxford.But the central storyline likely has shifted far away from the misdemeanor charges, and even away from whether or not Tunsil accepted a ride from an agent.NCAA officials recently traveled to Mississippi to interview Miller, who claims he’s aware of multiple rules violations by the football program dating all the way back to Tunsil’s recruitment.Ole Miss hasn’t received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA, a school spokesperson said, and time will tell if it does. The school has offered the NCAA its “full cooperation” and launched an internal investigation into the allegations.But everything is just that at this point – allegations.That obviously won’t change Thursday, but the day will present Freeze with his first chance to comment further on the situation.Freeze came out strong in defense of his player when the news broke, saying he was “proud” of Tunsil for “defending” his family. It’ll be interesting to see if he takes the same approach.Aside from Tunsil issues, Freeze likely will be asked about his quarterbacks (Chad Kelly, Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade continue to battle for the starting spot) and his stance on the Mississippi’s state flag, which contains the Confederate flag. The flag used to dot the stands at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, waved like a pom-pom by fans, until the university banned it in the late 1990s.Saban and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier strongly voiced their opinions on the subject earlier in the week.“I applaud our Governor for setting the initiative to remove the flag,” Spurrier said. “Obviously, all of us in college sports, we know the importance of equality, race relations, everybody getting along.”Added Saban: “My opinion is that any time we have a symbol that represents something that is mean-spirited or doesn’t represent equal rights for all people, I’m not for having that symbol represent anything we’re involved in.Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen was asked for his opinion on the state flag on Tuesday, and the strength of his response is up for debate.“That’s a lot for people in Jackson and for the people in Mississippi. I know I don’t see it very often. We don’t have it on our campus up,” Mullen said. “I do know we’re the most diverse campus in the Southeastern Conference. I know the university embraces that diversity.”Contact Riley Blevins at rblevins@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.last_img read more

Suresh Raina reveals abous MS Dhoni’s future plans | MS Dhoni…

first_imgMumbai: Former India captain and legendary cricketer MS Dhoni has been left uncertain about the future of international cricket. Though not part of the national team, Raina is part of the CSK team led by Dhoni in the IPL. Talking to former India star and commentator Akash Chopra, Dhoni said he was concerned about Dhoni’s future. Dhoni has to decide whether to play for the national team. We can’t ask him about this. It is up to him to decide whether to quit or continue playing. Dhoni has played for India for many years. He is still good batting. Dhoni has been eating many new shots. “I think he has something on his mind,” Raina said. In the absence of Dhoni, India have tested Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul in the role of wicketkeeper. Rahul was the only wicket taker in the last two ODI series due to his lack of consistency and some mistakes in wicketkeeping. Rahul has made this role a good one with his excellent performance.Dhoni asks if Irfan’s bowling is bad! Irfan revealedDhoni’s retirement … What the witness has to say to DhoniDhoni has been completely out of cricket for the past 11 months. He last played for India against New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup in England last year. Dhoni has been taking a break from cricket after India were knocked out of the World Cup. He wanted to return to cricket by playing with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Meanwhile, the tournament was postponed indefinitely following Kovid-19.To know the latest news from myKhel. Allow Notificationslast_img read more

Five star action across the globe this weekend

first_img Irish showjumpers will compete in 5 star shows at Hong Kong (CHN) and Al Ain (UAE) this weekend, while in Ocala Florida (USA) Ireland will be represented in Friday’s Nations Cup. Elsewhere on the showjumping circuit, Irish riders fly the flag at Wellington Florida (USA), Vejer De La Frontera (ESP), Oliva Valencia (ESP), Vilamoura (POR), Mijas (ESP) and Lier (BEL). In dressage, World Cup Qualifier action takes place at Neumuenster (GER) and Ireland will also be represented at Nice (FRA). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Live links to results from this week’s shows are also available. Follow your Team Ireland Equestrian riders on the HSI website, Facebook (Team Ireland Equestrian) and Twitter (@TeamIRLEq). Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Other Disciplines  »  Dressage News  »  Five star action across the globe this weekend Five star action across the globe this weekend Tags: 17 February 2016, 11:32last_img read more