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Government officials to visit the new Grotto Home for the Homeless project

Government officials to visit the new Grotto Home for the Homeless project

first_img Share Share 24 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government officials to visit the new Grotto Home for the Homeless project by: – April 16, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Rotary Club of Roseau members with residents of the Grotto Home for the Homeless during a feeding program at their temporary location on High Street. Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford and her permanent secretary Esther Thomas will form part of an official site visit to the new Grotto Home for the Homeless which is being constructed in Belle Vue Rawle, Stockfarm on Monday.The officials, according to a press release from Grotto, will receive a tour of the progress of the project thus far and also view plans for the new facility. The government of Dominica “compulsorily purchased” the old Grotto Home and land for EC$546,000 to facilitate the construction of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and the new wing of the Dominica Grammar School in October of 2007.The Grotto Home was then relocated to the Dominica Club building on High Street where “40 – 50 vulnerable homeless residents are housed, and “a further fifty plus “street people” are fed every weekday evening”. The release explains that “considerable repairs” had to be undertaken on the Dominica Club to make it “sufficiently sound”. The cost for these repairs was refunded to the Grotto Home by the government of Dominica. These repairs included construction of toilet facilities, bathrooms and laundry facilities” costing EC$100,000.00 funded by the British High Commission in 2008.Community Hostels Inc; which managing board of the Grotto Home negotiated with the government for an “allocation of 2 acre of land in Bellevue Rawle. One acre has now been formally transferred to the NGO and the second acre is to be leased from Government”.The construction of the facility is planned in three phases:- • Phase one consists of three dormitories with bathrooms each two sleeping 16 and one 17 for the current residents. Lockable Downstairs Storage Areas will also be built. • Phase two consists of the main Building which will provide supervised inside and outside living space including male and female verandas with washrooms, a dining room, a chapel/meeting area, an Administration office, Doctors room, Staff quarters, kitchen and laundry. The facility is designed to provide hurricane proof emergency accommodation for one hundred in a disaster. • Phase three includes a further three dormitories for those persons who are currently part of the outreach Soup Kitchen program whom it is hoped will be rehabilitated from the streets.The managing board is appealing to the public for donations to assist them with the project as proceeds from the compulsory purchase are being “stretched with donations, discounts and significant assistance from the Prison and visiting teams of Builders from the US whom we contacted through Deliverance Baptist Church” for a project valued at more than EC$2.5 Million.“We appeal to the Diaspora, Corporate citizens, Donor Agencies and individuals as well as Government to assist. Donations can be declared for tax exemption”. The Board is also seeking funds for their “Soup Kitchen” and urges the public to refrain from giving money to “vagrants and street persons” as this is “mostly used for illegal drugs and alcohol”. If you want to help the Homeless, then please donate to this project and to the running costs of the Grotto Home and Soup Kitchen. Donations can be transferred to National Bank of Dominica account number 110000522. The site visit will take place on Monday 16th April at 3pm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Placerville Donnie Tilford Tribute win is IMCA Modified career first for Wagner

Placerville Donnie Tilford Tribute win is IMCA Modified career first for Wagner

first_imgPLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 27) – The IMCA Modified driver who plans to make 2019 a learning season took his Donnie Tilford Tribute foes to school at Placerville Speedway.  Fred Ryland banked $500 for his Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory. Traffic became an issue late in the 20-lapper but Ryland wasn’t to be denied his second sanctioned victory of the season.  Wagner had started outside Foulger on the front row. He made the best use of the higher line, getting strong restarts after every caution in outrunning Foulger to the checkers. Danny Wagner led every lap in winning Placerville Speedway’s Donnie Tilford Tribute main event for IMCA Modifieds. His career first victory in the division paid $1,500 and put Wagner on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Chris Cleveland) Wagner logged 17 outings in his rookie campaign and then a handful of starts, most of them at Ocean Speedway, last year. Ryland had started seventh and also committed to the high side of the oval, passing Mark Garner for the front spot and then pulling away.  He’s planning to run a partial schedule at Watsonville again this season and return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Duel In The Desert in November. His schedule will be 100 percent IMCA in 2020.  “I want to make this year a learning season,” said Wagner, who does double duty in a dwarf class. “There’s a big learning curve, but we’ve already learned a lot. There’s a lot more that goes into a Modified, more setup and more attention.” Fred Ryland was first to the checkers in the Donnie Tilford Tribute feature for Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. (Photo by Chris Cleveland) Northern SportMods – 1.  Fred Ryland; 2. Mark Garner; 3. Guy Ahlwardt; 4. Brian Cooper; 5. Andrew Peckham; 6. Todd Cooper; 7. Tanner Thomas; 8. Les Friend; 9. Kenny Schrader; 10. Mike Merritt; 11. K.C. Keller; 12. Jimmy Ford; 13. Adrian Desousa; 14. Patti Ryland; 15. Nick Caughman; 16. Chuck Golden; 17. Scott Savell; 18. Jason Ferguson; 19. Phillip Shelby; 20. Timothy Allerdings; 21. Jeremy Phillips; 22. Jim Waller; 23. Mike Smith. Modifieds – 1. Danny Wagner; 2. Troy Foulger; 3. Nick DeCarlo; 4. Tim Balding; 5. Ray Trimble; 6. Buddy Kniss; 7. Kellen Chadwick; 8. Ryan Porter; 9. Justin Foux; 10. Freddie Plourde; 11. Harley Turner; 12. Denny Robblee; 13. Chester Kniss; 14. Ryan McDaniel; 15. Raymond Lindeman; 16. Paul Gouglielmoni; 17. Bobby Hogge IV; 18. Anthony Slaney; 19. Dylan Schriner. Garner, Guy Ahlwardt, Brian Cooper and Andrew Peckham were scored second through fifth, respectively.  “It was pretty great,” Wagner said following the first start of his third IMCA season. “I had Troy Foulger close behind me and could hear him all the way. I saw him quite a few times.” Feature Results Danny Wagner led every lap of the 25-lap Saturday night main event, complementing his career first win in the division with a $1,500 check and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational berth.  Nick DeCarlo, Tim Balding and Ray Trimble rounded out the top five finishers in a stellar field of Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region competitors.last_img read more

BPD on the watch for bus arm violations

BPD on the watch for bus arm violations

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Batesville Police Department is working with the Batesville School Corporation in following up with drivers who disregard school buses with the arm signal device extended. The violation is covered in Indiana Code 9-21-12-1 and is a Class A infraction but can be a Class A misdemeanor under Indiana Code 9-21-8-52.Vehicles traveling from either direction must stop for a school bus with the arm signal extended when there is no physical barrier or median.The Batesville Police Department and Batesville School Corporation want to ensure children are safe when on or near the roadway. If you witness a violation, call 911 if you can safely do so. If you call 911, dispatch will ask if you were able to obtain the following: the license plate number, vehicle description, driver description, and location. Any information you are safely able to obtain is helpful.last_img read more

McIlroy hangs on to win Open

McIlroy hangs on to win Open

first_img McIlroy’s closing 71 gave him a 17-under-par total of 271, two ahead of a gallant Garcia whose closing 66 left him joint second with Rickie Fowler. Fowler birdied three of the last four holes to card a 67 and has now finished fifth, second and second in the year’s majors. The Northern Irishman becomes just the third man in the modern era after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three majors by the age of 25, while the first prize of £975,000 was not the only windfall for the McIlroy family – his father Gerry and three friends each won £50,000 after putting £100 on the 15-year-old at 500-1 a decade ago to lift the Claret Jug before his 26th birthday. Back up to second in the world rankings, McIlroy has completed three legs of the career Grand Slam and needs to win the Masters to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only men to have won all four majors. He led by four shots going into the final round at Augusta in 2011 only to collapse to a closing 80. McIlroy is the second wire-to-wire winner of a major in succession after Martin Kaymer won the US Open at Pinehurst last month by eight shots, the same margin by which McIlroy won the 2011 US Open and 2012 US PGA Championship. A similar procession was expected in some quarters on Sunday, not least when McIlroy got off to a flying start by smashing a drive down the middle of the first fairway and holing from 20 feet for birdie to extend his lead to seven shots. However, the benign conditions were allowing the chasing pack to make a charge and it was Garcia who took most advantage, birdies on the first, third and fifth taking him to the turn in 32. McIlroy had carded consecutive bogeys for the first time all week on the fifth and sixth and had to save par from a greenside bunker on the seventh, but also birdied the ninth to restore a four-shot cushion. That lasted a matter of minutes though, Garcia holing from 12 feet for an eagle on the 10th to reduce the gap to just two shots, only for McIlroy to respond with a two-putt birdie on the same hole 10 minutes later. It was Garcia’s turn to feel the pressure as he carved his approach to the 12th into the grandstand, but he was smiling seconds later as the ball rebounded out and on to the edge of the green. From there he saved par, kissed the ball and deposited it straight back into the same grandstand – albeit at a considerably slower speed than the first time. McIlroy agonisingly left a birdie putt inches short on the same hole before hitting a dreadful tee shot on the 13th which came up well short of the green, the resulting bogey cutting his lead to two shots again. Then came the defining moment. With McIlroy watching back on the tee, Garcia failed to get out of a greenside bunker on the 15th at the first attempt and although he birdied the 16th, so did McIlroy and when Garcia left a birdie attempt on the 17th tamely short, it was effectively all over. “It feels incredible,” McIlroy told the BBC. “Today wasn’t easy. There were a lot of guys making runs at me and I just needed to stay focused, keep in the present and concentrate on what I was doing out there. “To be three legs towards the career grand slam at the age of 25 is a pretty good achievement. It’s not going to sink in for a while.” Asked if he always felt in control, McIlroy added: “The lead never got less than two. I always felt I had that little bit of a cushion. “I knew I had some holes where I could make birdie and 16 was the real hole for me which I think settled the championship.” Speaking about the bet struck by his father and three friends, he added: “I don’t think it matters so much to my dad anymore but the team-mates he did it with, I think they’re a little happier. Hopefully the bet still stands. I’m not quite sure but if it does then that’d be great.” There was some good-natured booing at the presentation ceremony when McIlroy thanked the fans for their support, even though he is a Manchester United fan. The former world number one also praised the efforts of Fowler and Garcia, adding: “Well done for putting up such a fight, Rickie, no doubt with the way your major record is this year your time will come, and Sergio too….two of the best players in the world.” McIlroy also thanked his friends and family, adding: “This is the first major my mum (Rosie) has been to that I’ve won, so mum, this one’s for you. “I just can’t wait to get back and defend this thing at St Andrews next year.” McIlroy took a six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the last round and was seven clear of Garcia, but saw that advantage cut to just two strokes as Garcia played the first 10 holes in five under par. However, the 34-year-old Spaniard – fifth here in 2006 and now with 19 top-10s in 64 majors – crucially bogeyed the 15th to release some of the pressure and McIlroy would not be denied becoming the first European player to win three different majors since the Masters was founded in 1934. Even greats such as Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros won just two of the four. Rory McIlroy held off a spirited challenge from Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Aussies cruise to fifth straight ODIwin after Finch’s unbeaten 154

Aussies cruise to fifth straight ODIwin after Finch’s unbeaten 154

first_imgAUSTRALIA’s surging one-day international form has continued after Aaron Finch’s monster century and a dominant partnership with Usman Khawaja propelled them to another comprehensive win over Pakistan in Sharjah.Finch (153 not out off 143) amassed his second century in as many games and 13th overall, while Khawaja (88 off 107) picked up where he left off in the recent series against India in posting another substantial total from the top of the order.The eight-wicket win was eerily similar to Friday’s at the same ground when they reeled in 281, with the opening two matches of the series marking two of the three highest run chases at the venue that has hosted more ODIs than any other.There were a few nervy moments in the dying overs, but the result never truly appeared in doubt as the tourists claimed the same margin of victory as two days earlier, dropping just two wickets en route to their target.Pakistan’s decision to promote Mohammad Rizwan up from No.8 to No.4 had earlier proved canny, with the wicketkeeper-batsman cracking his maiden ODI century to see Pakistan post a competitive 7-284.But an exhilarating entrance to international cricket from debutant tearaway Mohammad Hasnain aside, Pakistan barely fired a shot with the ball as Finch and Khawaja both played chanceless innings.Their 209-run stand was Australia’s fifth-highest ODI opening partnership.The only negative for the tourists was an injury to Jhye Richardson, whose involvement in the remainder of the five-game series is in question after the paceman dislocated his shoulder in a nasty fall.Rizwan shared in a 127-run fifth-wicket partnership with skipper Shoaib Malik after his side had wobbled to 2-35 and then 4-112 nearing the halfway point of their innings.Rizwan is standing in behind the stumps for regular captain and gloveman Sarfraz Ahmed, but his well-crafted 115 off 126 balls will have done his hopes of making Pakistan’s World Cup squad no harm.After Malik won the toss and batted for the second time in three days, Richardson’s afternoon began far better than it ended less than an hour later, offering another glimpse of his skills with the new ball.Australia’s pacemen had failed to make any early inroads on a similar-looking pitch from the first game, but two days later, Richardson had both openers dismissed inside the first six overs.But the Western Australian was also soon back in the sheds, sporting a blue brace around his right arm to signal the end of his involvement in the game, and possibly the series.What began as a likely tactic to make up Richardson’s remaining overs turned out to be a masterstroke from Finch, who brought himself on to send down his part-time left-arm spinners and duly had first ODI century-maker Haris Sohail caught behind for 34.The introduction of Hasnain, who Pakistan legend Waqar Younis said should have opened the bowling, gave Finch and Khawaja plenty to think about with a series of vicious short balls.But after a hostile opening spell that saw Finch struck on the helmet, the 18-year-old, who had never played a domestic one-dayer let alone a fully-fledged ODI before Sunday, posed less of a threat as the night wore on and the opening stand grew ever larger.Pakistan briefly had their tails up after Khawaja was finally out slog sleeping and the promoted Maxwell, after twice smashing Imad Wasim onto the stadium’s roof, ran himself out.A run-a-ball chase for the final six overs suddenly looked a tricky one, as Pakistan missed a series of run-out opportunities and scoring became tougher on a wearing track with a ball beginning to reverse-swing.But after bringing up his first-ever ODI 150, Finch hit the winning runs to give the Aussies a 2-0 series lead.last_img read more

Flanagan, CHA coaches discuss new league-wide replay system

Flanagan, CHA coaches discuss new league-wide replay system

first_img Published on December 3, 2014 at 12:07 am Tennity Ice Pavilion may not be wrought with technological advancements, but it gained five replay cameras to meet a new College Hockey America rule this season.The conference mandates one camera pointing down at each goal and a third facing the scoreboard. Syracuse — which lost 6-2 at Cornell on Tuesday — chose to add two cameras mounted on the roof near center ice facing into each zone.The CHA’s goal is to make sure referees make the correct calls on goals, and Syracuse’s  (4-8-7, 3-2-3 CHA) and other coaches in the conference are generally happy with the new rule.“We’re all about helping our players get better and the more teaching tools we have available, the better,” SU assistant coach Brendon Knight said about the extra expense required to purchase additional cameras.Knight led Syracuse’s effort to find a camera system and understand the technology better than anyone else on the coaching staff. CHA head coaches unanimously voted for the replay system during a league meeting in the spring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPrograms had many options, and Syracuse opted for a more expensive package that included the mandated replay system along with two ceiling cameras that give players and coaches improved views of practice and games.“There’s nothing more frustrating than losing a call, losing a game because of a bad call,” Knight said, “especially when goals are so tough to come by in our sport.”Rochester Institute of Technology head coach Scott McDonald said in early November that the school’s cameras were utilized in almost every home game up to that point, and that they worked well.Since many of RIT’s games are televised, McDonald said, he didn’t feel the need for the coaches cameras on top of the replay system.“Whether it goes your way or not, you have no leg to stand on,” McDonald said of the positive influence of cameras.As for the financial expense, RIT was in the process of building a new arena when the rule was implemented, making it easy to add on the cost of cameras.Though Mercyhurst head coach Michael Sisti wasn’t involved in the purchasing of his team’s cameras, he said it was “clearly a big expense for all the schools.” He said the cameras cost anywhere from $7,000 to $20,000.“It’s worked well,” Sisti said. “I think the people that have looked at it say it was pretty clear if goals were in or out, and even for the officials, I think it’s good to clearly see.”For Syracuse, the home cameras got off to a rough start.Against Providence on Oct. 18, SU thought it had a goal after a second period scrum, as multiple shots look to cross the line. Officials spent eight minutes reviewing the play but the camera above the Providence net malfunctioned.The teams would go on to tie, 3-3.“We spent $20,000 on a review system that didn’t work,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said after the game. “We had somebody here, a parent, that videotaped it. The goal was in, the players all said it was in, so we lose a hockey game because of technology.”On Nov. 22, the replay system proved fruitful for the Orange.On the road against Robert Morris, cameras aided the Orange when officials used replay to negate an RMU goal for goalie interference. Syracuse and the Colonials tied 1-1.Despite the one malfunction, Flanagan said he’s happy with the cameras. Knight also praised the additional cameras for their improvement in the film room.Said Knight: “The referees are human, they make mistakes, so if we have the technology to correct those mistakes, why not use it?” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC gears up before conference play

USC gears up before conference play

first_imgAfter a grueling four-day training and practice session, the USC women’s volleyball team is looking to continue its winning streak this weekend, starting with Friday’s match against Portland, which they will host at the Galen Center at 7 p.m. and finishing on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Fresno State.The Women of Troy have been coming out to play pretty consistently, and, as a result, haven’t lost a match since their first tournament match against Michigan State. Coach Mick Haley isn’t using that as an excuse to relax, however.Impressive · Geena Urango’s play drew the praise of Mick Haley. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan“We’ve got conference next week so this is our last chance to fine tune,” Haley said. “I’ve worked them really hard this week, and although [the girls] don’t really like the practice, but they love the playing, and the play opportunities for all of them are wonderful.”Haley said they are adopting a new approach to their normal lineup, switching positions of some key players (though he didn’t say who or where), getting others more playing time and giving things a fresh perspective for Friday’s game.That is not to say that Haley is displeased with the Women of Troy’s current performance.“The middles are coming on, all three of them,” Haley said. “So I’d like to rotate them in this weekend, and Kendall [Bateman] has been stellar at setting them the ball. Of course Alex Jupiter continues to be great, and Geena Urango got 17 kills last game, so I’m pretty happy with their play.”In addition to switching some player positions, he’s planning on changing up the defense as well.“We’d like to look maybe at the possibility at running a two-setter system,” he said. “We need to get some more players more play time, but we just haven’t been able to do that and feel comfortable in winning matches, so hopefully this weekend we can work that in.”The Women of Troy do not know exactly what to expect from the Portland squad since their video footage was unusable due to poor quality. But that hasn’t swayed the Women of Troy; they’ve simply upped their practice game in an effort to be ready for anything that comes their way.“We’ve been working on some things, but we don’t know what we’re in for with either team we play this weekend,” Haley said. “Both have had moments where they play well, so they’ll both be good games.”Haley did say that he thinks Fresno State will be the harder game to win, but that he is confident that USC can take whatever preparation either team comes with and turn it around for another two victories.“I don’t know what we’re in for, so I just have to pay attention to our side of the net,” Haley said. “They’re good opponents who will play hard.“Everyone wants to come in and beat us, and we appreciate that,” Haley added. “We’ll just take their best effort and see if we can turn it into good things for us.”last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse beats Louisville, 5-2

Gallery: Syracuse beats Louisville, 5-2

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 1, 2017 at 12:46 am Syracuse (6-8, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) bounced back from a close loss last week to beat Louisville (13-6, 2-5), 5-2, on Sunday afternoon. Syracuse won the doubles points and won the match before all the singles matchups were completed. Commentslast_img

County Minor Hurling final line-ups decided.

County Minor Hurling final line-ups decided.

first_imgNewport Gaels had 11 points to spare over Clonoulty last evening – 1-22 to 1-11 the final score in Kilcommon.In the other “A” semi final Moyle Rovers were 1-14 to 1-9 winners over Holycross in Cashel.Meanwhile in the County Minor B hurling semi-finals it finished Kildangan 3-17 Emly/Treacys 1-12 and Loughmore Castleiney 1-17 Ballingarry 1-8.last_img

Ruiz Beats Joshua to Become Boxing’s World Heavyweight Champion

Ruiz Beats Joshua to Become Boxing’s World Heavyweight Champion

first_imgBut the 29-year-old was not expected to be a Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, and nor was he former world champion Tyson Fury.However Ruiz, born in the US to Mexican parents, seemed to care little for his underdog status.He walked around media events at ease all week, stressing he would become Mexico’s first world heavyweight champion.At 6ft 2in, he is four inches shorter than Joshua and he has taken to studying Mike Tyson, a man who destroyed countless taller opponents and is one of Joshua’s heroes.He had vowed to bring the renowned ‘Mexican style’, where fighters pressure opponents and often take shots in order to land work of their own.Ruiz’s win makes him to stand out.Alongside the likes of James ‘Buster’ Douglas — who conquered Tyson — and Hasim Rahman — who humbled Lewis, he is now a fighter who has sent a shockwave through boxing.(Reuters/NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andy Ruiz Jr. stopped British title-holder Anthony Joshua in the seventh round of their fight in New York on Saturday to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.Joshua, previously undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times beforeunderdog Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout.Ruiz, a late stand-in following Jarrell Miller’s failed drugs tests, has proved refreshing and eye-catching in fight week.last_img read more