Public Works Minister declares Matthieu Dam a disaster zone

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Public Works Minister declares Matthieu Dam a disaster zone by: – July 28, 2011 Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. Photo credit: GIS NewsPublic Works Minister Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore says the Matthieu Dam has been declared a  disaster zone and pedestrians and motorists should exercise caution.Blackmoore was speaking on the heels of a major disaster which occurred this morning, when the Matthieu Dam collapsed, rushing flood waters down the Layou River, partially washing away in the bridge and affecting several businesses and home owners in the process.“We have been told that the Dam has not yet disposed of all its water into the river so the potential for secondary flooding exists,” he said.According to Blackmoore, officials who are investigating the matter have been advised that they should wait before they attempt to access the Dam.He says however the Government is doing all in its power to deal with the matter.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Poll protest vs 2 Negros town mayors junked

first_imgThe three municipalities – Isabela,Moises Padilla, and La Castellana — are all situated in the fifth district ofNegros Occidental. (With a report from PNA/PN) The latest decision was handed down bythe Regional Trial Court (RTC) in La Carlota City, upholding the proclamationof Irene Montilla as elected mayor of Isabela town. BACOLOD City – Two mayors in Negros Occidental who faced election protestsfiled by their opponents, based on the results of the May 13 elections, havegarnered favorable rulings from the courts. In neighboring Moises Padilla, mayorElla Garcia-Yulo earlier also hurdled the election protest filed against her byformer mayor Magdaleno Peña. Peña claimed “manufactured, padded,fraudulent, altered, distorted and illegal vote totals, which were notreflective of the true results of voting and counting in the protestedprecincts.” In the adjacent town of La Castellana,Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan said she was awaiting the final decision on theelection protest filed by former vice mayor Felix “Chad” Feria IV. “The proclamation of the protestee(Montilla) as the duly elected winning candidate for mayor in the municipalityof Isabela, Negros Occidental is hereby sustained and affirmed,” Judge MilaYap-Camiso of RTC Branch 74 stated in a ruling dated Oct. 10. This was sought by Feria after therevision of all precincts had been completed, but Guanzon denied his plea forlack of legal basis. Losing by 48 votes, Malabor lodged anelection protest on May 23. He obtained 13,844 votes, compared to Montilla’s13,892. Although following the revision of votes, Montilla’s lead went down to22, according to the court decision. In his Aug. 22 order, RTC Bacolod CityBranch 49 Judge Edgar Tupas stated that the protest was “summarily dismissed,motu proprio, for insufficiency in form and content.” Montilla said on Friday that she hasbeen vindicated because the court has upheld her proclamation.  Garcia-Yulo and Peña, who is her uncle,were running-mates in 2016. In the 2019 mayoral race, the former obtained13,056 votes and was proclaimed early morning a day after the elections. Peñagot 5,493 votes. In her order dated September 6, LaCarlota RTC Branch 63 Judge Frances Guanzon denied Feria’s motion to open theComelec records and pertinent election documents in the May 13 elections. Mangilimutan was proclaimed winner afterobtaining 17,822 votes against Feria’s 13,987 votes. “I’m glad it’s over. (We have) to moveforward. There’s no going back. We have three years to do what we want to do.The time may not be enough, but it’s a chance for us to do something for thetown,” she told reporters in a press briefing at the municipal hall. Consequently, the judge dismissed thepetition filed by former mayor Joselito Malabor against Montilla for lack ofmerit. The result of the revision has beendeemed submitted for resolution, the order stated. On the same day, Sheriff IV MichaelBetila returned the ballot boxes and all election paraphernalia in the court’scustody to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer and municipaltreasurer of Isabela, as directed by the judge. The order added that Peña’s petition tohold in abeyance the transfer of ballot boxes was “noted without action forbeing moot and academic.”last_img read more

Messer announces Lawrenceburg job fair

first_imgMesserLawrenceburg, In. — The Sixth Congressional District Job Fair will be held Thursday, August 3 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg. Military veterans are encouraged to come at 1 p.m.About 50 local employers will be talking with candidates about available positions.  “This year’s job fair should be another great event, with many area employers recruiting workers for high quality, good-paying jobs,” Luke Messer said. “We invite anyone looking for a job or new career to join us, and see what the Lawrenceburg community has to offer.”last_img read more

Black Cats keen on Mignolet stay

first_img The 24-year-old this week moved to reassure O’Neill that he was happy on Wearside after agent Guy Vandermissen hinted he may have to leave for a higher-profile club if he is to achieve his ambition of replacing Thibaut Courtois as Belgium’s first-choice goalkeeper. O’Neill, who celebrates his 61st birthday on Friday, revealed talks over an extension at the Stadium of Light are under way despite Mignolet having two years of his existing deal still to run, and the Northern Irishman is determined to resolve that situation as quickly as possible. He said: “We would really like to try to tie him down to a longer contract.” O’Neill added: “There have been talks about that for some time, but I think we would really want to try to firm that up as soon as we could. I think he’s receptive to it.” Mignolet has arguably been Sunderland’s best player in a testing Barclays Premier League campaign to date, and the fact that he acted swiftly to silence the alarm bells will have come as a relief to O’Neill and the club’s supporters alike, although the former was relaxed about the whole situation. He said: “I hadn’t been made aware of it at all and he came up to me to tell me that he thought there was something lost in translation. “The agent who was working in the office had made some comment about it and really, if you think about what he said – I haven’t seen it first hand and therefore, it’s unfair of me to make a comment – but if the gist of it was that Atletico Madrid are a better side than Sunderland, well I am not so sure that too many people would disagree with that. I haven’t a major problem with that. Our job is to try to make us at some time or another as good as them.” Mignolet will hope to underline his importance to the Black Cats once again on Saturday as he and his team-mates attempt to end a run of three successive league defeats by beating Fulham at the Stadium of Light. They will do so with Republic of Ireland winger James McClean once again having been told to let his football do the talking. The Derry-born 23-year-old this week closed his Twitter account in the wake of criticism over a tweet about the Wolfe Tones song the Broad Black Brimmer, which tells the story of a boy whose father is killed fighting for the IRA. O’Neill said: “James himself came off Twitter before I had the conversation with him anyway, and I think he realises now. He wants to really concentrate on the game. He felt he was, (talking to McClean) but come off this and go and get yourself back to where you were, playing brilliantly for us this time last year.” Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is desperate to tie-up keeper Simon Mignolet on a long-term contract.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tokyo 2020: Ex-Olympian Pledges Assistance to Athletes

first_imgPreparation by Team Nigeria ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has received a boost with a former Olympian, Isaac Uche, offering to assist the athletes through the 1st Uche Isaac Sprint/Relay Athletics Championship scheduled for next year in Lagos.The maiden championship, which would hold on April 11, 2020 at the Yaba College of Technology Mini-Stadium, would see athletes compete in the 100m, 200m, 400m, relays and other activities.According to the sponsor, Uche Isaac, the competition will help to prepare Team Nigeria athletics contingent for both Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic games. “I am tired of people blaming government or the Athletics Federation of Nigeria for failure to prepare athletes for major games. Having benefitted in the past, l have decided to give my little contribution to put our athletes in good shape,” Isaac said.A sprinter in his active days and currently member Abia State Athletics Association, Isaac disclosed that the competition would be continuous, following what he described as huge demand across the country.He however regretted the downward trend in Nigerian sprint events, especially among the male sprinters, and called for swift reversal.“This is the reason I am urging the athletes to explore this opportunity to prepare themselves for major games,” the sponsor also said.Over 100 athletes from all over Nigeria will compete in the one-day All-Comers championship where cash and other prizes will be wonShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

MBB : TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT: Late run after Jackson elbow helps SU hold off Friars in conference opener

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 27, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Syracuse was on the ropes. With the Orange clinging to a five-point lead, Providence threatened to pull even closer after a technical foul call on SU senior Rick Jackson.What was a 10-point halftime lead was already cut in half, and the Friars had two free throws and possession to pull even closer. SU needed someone to step up to stop the bleeding.And Scoop Jardine did just that.Providence couldn’t capitalize on the technical, making just one of the free throws and sending a pass out of bounds on the extra opportunity. Shortly after, SU’s junior point guard scored on a fastbreak layup and then knocked down a transition 3 to put the Syracuse lead back at nine.Those buckets sparked a 14-2 run that ultimately gave the Orange (14-0, 1-0 Big East) just enough separation to hold off Providence (11-3, 0-1) in front of 20,388 fans at the Carrier Dome Tuesday. Junior forward Kris Joseph carried the No. 5 Orange in the first half with 17 of his career-high 27 points before halftime. But it was Jardine who led SU after the break, tallying 17 of his 21 in the second half, including nine of them during the decisive run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was an opportunity that I took,’ Jardine said. ‘Everything opened up for me. First half, I was passing the ball, getting guys involved. And it opened up to me (in the second) and I just took what they gave me.’Though it was nearly 29 minutes into the action before things opened up for Jardine, it took only 23 second for Joseph to catch fire. After the Orange won the opening tip, Jackson found Joseph in the corner for a wide-open 3.After that, Joseph didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger from deep, especially as Providence continued to leave him open. Twelve of his 17 first-half points came from beyond the arc. Even when the Friars finally did get a hand in his face late in the first, the junior was able to knock down a long jumper.‘I’m definitely feeling more comfortable shooting the ball,’ Joseph said. ‘And I think that teams, sooner or later, are going to stop backing off of me. I’m not Andy Rautins, but I’m probably pretty respectable at this point in time.’Joseph’s performance helped Syracuse build a 42-32 halftime lead, but Providence clawed its way back before the technical on Jackson. As the senior forward pulled in a rebound and drew a foul from Friars forward Kadeem Batts, his elbow inadvertently connected with Vincent Council’s head.The referees assessed a technical to Jackson, but Providence couldn’t take advantage. Instead, the Orange began what turned out to be the game’s crucial run.After Joseph found Jardine for both the layup and the transition 3 that sparked the 14-2 stretch, sophomore guard Brandon Triche scored on a post move inside.Then it was all Jardine.The point guard scored at the rim on a fastbreak after a pass fake to Joseph to put the Orange up 60-47. After the Friars finally scored on a Duke Mondy layup, Jardine got to the line and knocked down two free throws. One possession later, he kicked the ball out to Triche in the corner for an open 3 to cap off the run.‘I thought the game was in (Providence’s) momentum,’ Triche said. ‘… Just to go on that stretch, I’m sure it made them a little nervous, and I think they took the pedal off us a little bit more.’The Friars were able to cut the lead back down to four with 56 seconds left, but SU knocked down 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch to maintain the lead and pull out the victory.Jackson said that after his technical foul, Syracuse did need someone to step up and take over for SU. In Jackson’s mind, it could have been anyone of the Orange’s scorers. Tuesday night, it just happened to be Jardine.‘This is the type of team that any given night, a guy can just take over and have a great game. We have so many great guys that some nights it’s hard to call who’s going to do what. But you always know someone’s going to do something.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

3-star outside linebacker Kelly decommits from Syracuse, verbally commits to Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star outside linebacker Daiquan Kelly decommitted from Syracuse and verbally pledged to Penn State, he announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.The Union City (New Jersey) High School prospect is the third member to back out of a commitment to SU, joining four-star cornerback Davante Davis and three-star outside linebacker Doyle Grimes.Kelly is also the second linebacker in the past year to retract his Syracuse commitment and join the Nittany Lions, after linebacker Jason Cabinda did so on Oct. 23, 2013.His decision leaves the Orange with two outside linebackers — Troy Henderson and Shyheim Cullen — after starting with four. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Kelly had committed to Syracuse on June 29, and his decommittment leaves SU with 22 members in its Class of 2015. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

AgiproNews’ Italian View – Will policy changes deliver Italy’s next betting boom?

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 Submit April has been a consequential month for all Italian betting stakeholders, as leading industry technology provider Playtech Plc, increased its market presence undertaking the €850 million outright acquisition of SNAITECH technologies and retail betting points.Thus far this 2018, it appears that Italian betting is finally moving forward, as the market proves its capacity for both foreign and domestic incumbents.Next, on the Italian betting agenda, stakeholders are pressing the government to deliver its long-awaited revamp of industry betting-related policies and consumer protections.Incoming this summer, Italian bookmakers expect the government to unveil new betting product policies, seeking to develop a stronger industry operational code.The government will expand policies in relation to Asian Handicap offers, operator in-play Cash-Out functionalities and further setting fixed policies and clear practices on ‘market disputes’ relating to bookmakers and their consumers.Stakeholders, currently await with optimism, as the betting-related policies may well have the same positive impact as the 2016 tax regime changes made to calculate charges owed by licensed operators.In its most recent industry update, regulatory body the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) detailed that the Italian taxman had collected €76 million from Q1 2018 betting activities.The accrued figure is approximately 38% higher than the €55 million amount paid in Q1 2015 when the Italian betting tax rate was set to bookmakers’ market turnover.In 2018, the Italian betting market will expand, welcoming a number of new digital players. Stakeholders await to see if the Italian government will deliver its promised revamped policy framework, to trigger a second market boom period.last_img read more

CasinoBeats Summit: Countdown to London Begins!

first_img StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share It is now just a month until the international online casino industry comes together at the inaugural CasinoBeats Summit, taking place at Olympia London on 19/20 September.As the event draws nearer, more operators and suppliers are committing to the two-day Summit, which will welcome over 250 delegates and 30 leading industry speakers to its 14 sessions.Among many highlights, the Summit will hear from a number of C-level figureheads and leading experts in their fields including: Veiko Krünberg, managing director, Olympic Entertainment Group; Daniela Johansson, deputy CEO, Paf; Bryan Bailey, founder of CasinoMeister; Alex Tomic, CEO, SlotsMillion; Simon Collins, founder, Gaming Realms; and Melvyn Ritsema, CMO, Royal Panda.Operators feature heavily across the two days, with speakers also present from LeoVegas, Letsbet and Ladbrokes Coral, among others, and moderator from BetOlimp.As well as combining the highest level insight from both operator and supplier side, the Summit also seeks perspectives from the sector’s cutting edge. Jez San, CEO of Funfair Tech joins the blockchain panel; Scott Ronan, head of technology at Betsson, talks live casino; and Blueclaw’s Martin Calvert joins Sam Hobcraft of Omnia and Phil Parry, CEO of iForium, in profiling the future player.The Summit has also attracted some of the industry’s most recognisable stakeholders in responsible gaming, with Clive Hawkswood, CEO of the Remote Gambling Association; joining Anna Hemmings, CEO of GamCare; and Andy Taylor of the UK Advertising Standards Authority at the event.Veiko Krünberg – Olympic EntertainmentThe CasinoBeats Summit is taking place as part of the wider Betting on Sports Week, an event renowned for its high-level content and valued networking. Betting on Sports sees more than 2,500 delegates, 250 speakers and 140-plus exhibitors across sports betting, casino, e-sports and affiliates, as well as a stunning final-night party at the Natural History Museum.Graham Weir – LadbrokesOlympic’s Veiko Krünberg on Betting on Sports: “There’s an incredible line-up of highly engaged speakers as well as real experts in the area, which makes the whole event just genuinely enjoyable.“The opportunity to meet friends and get engaged in new business opportunities in the industry is a significant part of the value the conference brings.”Graham Weir of Ladbrokes Coral said: “It’s important for betting operators to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to allow us to explain the investment being made by the industry to improve player protection. It’s equally important for us to listen to others views on ways in which we can be better.”___________________last_img read more

Community members break ground for new senior living community

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Different members representing a number of institutions in the Alpena community helped break ground on a new senior living community at the corner of Johnson and Wilson Street on Wednesday afternoon.Oak City Contracting Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Craig Froggett emceed the groundbreaking ceremony. Mayor Matt Waligora, Alpena Community College President Don MacMaster, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce President Jackie Krawczak, Besser CEO Kevin Curtis, MidMichigan Medical President Chuck Sherwin, and Hinkson Properties President Missy Hinkson all shared words of congratulations on the celebratory first day of construction.The Besser Senior Living Community will have 48 rooms in total. 20 rooms will be dedicated to memory care. Another 28 beds will be dedicated to assisted living with 4 suites included. At the center, a gathering place will be constructed to host activities and events for the communities. Those that attend the ceremony could look at a rendering of the future senior living community. The $7 million investment into the Alpena area offers many benefits for all ages, especially students at Alpena Community College.“It had to enhance something for the college, it had to have a component to it that did something educational for the students, so what better piece to use then have a facility where the nursing students can come and just be an extension of ACC,” said Froggett. “It’s still on the campus corridor, and you know they will come over and take vitals on the residents.”ACC approved the sale of the 8 acre-lot back in November of 2017. Hinkson Properties, which operates a eight senior care facilities in the upper peninsula, saw the land as an opportunity to build a new center below the bridge. mBank provided the financing for Hinkson Properties 9th senior care facility. Oak City Contracting is managing the project which is expected to be completed in a year.“[I’m] very emotional,” said Froggett. “I’ve been working on this for 18 months to two years, and [I’m] just excited, I can’t put it into words,” said Froggett.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena community college, Besser Community Senior Living, Hinkson Properties, mBank, Oak City Contracting, senior living, SeniorsContinue ReadingPrevious ‘Say Yes to Tennis!’ offering free tennis lessons at the APlexNext Paul Bunyan Days makes comeback in Oscodalast_img read more