BVI Governor Gives Clearance Emergency Workers After Hurricane Maria

first_imgMaria weakened to a category three storm with winds of 115 mph (185km/h) as it moved across the island. However, he urged everyone else to stay indoors, adding that debris and damage caused by Maria pose some amount of risk to residents. To conduct rapid assessment“Therefore, I am now giving the all-clear to emergency and essential workers only to help conduct the rapid assessment and to ensure we are able to clear roadways. This means only critical agencies should be on the roads – all other persons must still stay off the roads. There are still risks from debris and damage from Maria,” he said. “The Premier and I, in consultation with the Director of The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) are satisfied that the immediate serious threat posed by Hurricane Maria to the territory is over.” Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert on Wednesday gave an all-clear signal for essential and emergency workers to resume operations following the close passage of Hurricane Maria. According to Jaspert, following assessment of the damage caused by Maria, the Government will re-establish plans to continue with the recovery efforts.center_img The Governor added that although Maria continues to move away from the BVI, squalls, rain and high surf continued to affect the territory throughout the day until the hurricane moved away fully. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico. Head of the Disaster Management Agency, Abner Gómez said the hurricane had damaged “everything in its path”. Sympathies to Dominica and the USVIHe offered sympathies to Dominica and the US Virgin Islands which were badly affected by Hurricane Maria and noted that he fully supports the call by the Governor of Puerto Rico to ensure individuals were fully prepared for the approaching Hurricane. Curfew remains in place“I urge all persons of the BVI, to please adhere to the instructions being given and to ensure full cooperation. The curfew remains in place for all people apart from emergency responders. Please continue to remain indoors and allow us adequate time to complete the assessments and initiate the necessary immediate response. I will advise you later in the day when the public all-clear is given,” he said.last_img read more

Chinese firm expects to complete power plant by 2020 in Zambia

first_imgChinese firm to build pharmaceutical plant in Ethiopia Powering Angola: Chinese firm contracted to build Angola’s largest power plant Chinese firm building new manufacturing plant in Durbancenter_img The Zambian Government says Chinese enterprise Sinohydro Corporation is expected to complete the construction of the 750-megawatt Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro-power Station next year, a senior Government official said on Sunday.Once the construction is completed, Zambia will have an increased power generation capacity of 3,750 from the current 2,900 megawatts.Minister of Energy Matthew Nkhuwa said Kafue Gorge Lower power plant works are on schedule and that the infrastructure is expected to be handed over by end of 2020.“We are happy with the on-going works by a Chinese enterprise, works done so far is at 67 percent,” Nkhuwa said.Nkhuwa said in an interview with Xinhua in Chingola that once the power plant is brought on board, Zambia is expected to be a net power exporter in the southern Africa region and beyond.According to Nkhuwa, over 3,000 jobs have been created during the construction period.He said state-of-the-art technology is being applied at the power plant by the Chinese enterprise.Meanwhile, Nkhuwa said the mapping of Zambia’s solar and wind power generation sites has been finalized.Relatedlast_img read more

DAPD appeals for financial rescue

first_imgLocalNews DAPD appeals for financial rescue by: – November 13, 2013 Tweet DAPD’s Vice President, Michael MurphyThe movement charged with the responsibility of advocating for the rights of persons living with disabilities, has appealed for greater financial assistance from the private sector to help sustain it. Vice president of the Dominica Association of Persons living with Disabilities (DAPD) Michael Murphy said the Association continues to grapple with a major financial constraint. The movement, which depends solely on grants for its survival, has not been able to meet salary obligations for its staff for over seven months.“The survival of any non-governmental organization particularly one like the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, where our main consumers are persons with disabilities depends on its ability to procure or obtain the necessary funding either from external resources or local resources”.According to Mr. Murphy, resources from all areas have been dwindling, and they are now dependent on capable citizens for survival. “In recent times this both areas have been dwindling, as a matter of fact external resources have been almost cut off completely so we depend to a very large extent on the population of Dominica for our survival.” Although government makes a yearly subvention to the Association, Murphy said it is not sufficient to cover all their operational costs and obligations. “We conduct the operations of the organizations for a year, I think that can only pay the staff for about two months and we are left with a deficit throughout the year, we have had to carry forward a deficit at the end of each year for the past few years,” Murphy said.He indicated that several of its planned projects had to be cut back due to lack of funds to implement them.“The financial meltdown has affected us here; I think it has affected not only our organization but all other organizations including the government”.Although the continue resources received from the government “is not very much”, he said, the Association “use it very wisely”.Mr. Murphy is hoping that there will be improvements to its operations during the next year as they are this year celebrating 30 years of existence. “I’m hoping that some persons in the private sector will come to our rescue at some point but I don’t think that sufficient corporate citizens are assisting in that direction,” he noted. Meanwhile, he said fund raising activities are continuing this month with a Barbeque scheduled for 29th of November and a talent show with a difference on November 30th at the Arawak House of Culture.Tickets for the talent show with a difference costs $20.00 before and $25.00 as the gate. Murphy is hopeful that these events will help defray some of the Association’s expenses.On Monday, November 11, the Association was part of nine charitable organizations which received EC$14, 750.00 each from the President’s Charities Foundation at the Public Service Training Centre in Roseau.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Parliamentarians condole with Southwell family

first_imgLocalNews Parliamentarians condole with Southwell family by: – July 27, 2018 173 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Mr. Southwell’s daughters and brother at Parliament on ThursdayChairman of the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Commission, Dermot Southwell has been described as a man of integrity by Members of Parliament.Mr. Southwell, who served as a member of the 1990 Dominica Freedom Party administration, died on Wednesday 25 July 2018 after a period of illness. He was eighty years old.Several Members of Parliament offered condolences to Mr. Southwell’s children, who were invited to the afternoon session of Parliament on Thursday 26 July 2018.“Mr. Southwell served with distinction in various fields of endeavor,” Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton said.“He had his years in public service, he had his years in the private sector as well and a number of years in the service of his church. The last time I saw him he was actually leading the choir in church; Mr. Southwell and I are practicing Methodists,” he added. Mr. Linton also extended sympathies and condolences to Mr. Southwell’s family on behalf of the “very small Methodists community in the Parliament”.“To his family I say ‘be of good courage, he has finished his work’ and I’m sure being the kind of individual he was, his father above is smiling and saying well done good and faithful servant. May he rest in peace,” he stated.Deputy Prime Minister Reginald Austrie, expressed condolences to the family on behalf of government and the people of Dominica.“He has made his contribution as a member of parliament; if we didn’t know that he was a minister in the Freedom Party government, you would not have been able to identify what political party he really belonged to, because he was more about country, he was more about development, and he never allowed political bias to influence the work he has done for this country,” Mr. Austrie stated.While Mr. Southwell served in a number of capacities, Minister Austrie said he will be remembered by all citizens for his work at J. Astaphan & Company Limited.“Many people who had interacted with him, any challenge you had you could have found Mr. Southwell and he could have almost solved them for you right there and then on the spot,” Mr. Austrie said.“Like many other great Dominicans we’re here to make our contribution, what will distinguish us is whether we have made it with a genuine heart and conscience, and I must say Mr. Southwell served genuinely with a love for his country, he has remained here and he has made his mark in the landscape of politics and private sector involvement in this country,” he added.The Deputy Prime Minister further assured the family that government will support them through this trying time.Meanwhile, in adding her sentiments to those expressed by the Members of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alix Boyd Knights said death is a debt that we all owe and “though Mr. Southwell has passed, ours is yet to come”.She recalled him to be a family man, “and you couldn’t have asked for a more devoted father and husband”.Speaker Knights also noted the manner in which Mr. Southwell raised his children and “made sure that they were all properly educated, and they have done pretty well for themselves”.“That is not the only yardstick that you determine a good family man by, it is the fact that steadfastly his family was always with him, and not only that, they were all there in the end, and I’m really sure it was a comfort, not only for him to see his family there as he know he was going away, but for the family who were present,” she explained.It is expected that Mr. Southwell will be afforded an official funeral as a former member of parliament. He is survived by his wife Alison and children Gillian, Wendy, Karen, Deanne and Dermot.last_img read more

u-blox Launches Tiny Surface-Mount GNSS Global Positioning Module

first_imgu-blox has launched a small, low profile GNSS positioning module with an integrated wideband chip antenna for reception across the entire L1 band. The CAM-M8C module offers simultaneous GNSS operation for GPS/GLONASS, GPS/BeiDou, or GLONASS/BeiDou to deliver accurate, jamming-resistant and reliable positioning anywhere in the world. This module integrates a u-blox M8 satellite receiver, crystal oscillator, SAW filter and low-noise amplifier. It also has an input for an external active antenna and when using this option the internal antenna acts as a backup. Thanks to its novel antenna design the module maintains its performance regardless of physical orientation. This makes the product highly suitable for mobile applications with frequent change of bearing.The CAM-M8C module offers a very cost-effective way to bring products to market quickly due to its small size and high levels of integration. It does this without compromising performance or reliability, and leaves system designers free to concentrate on other important aspects of their product development. It is ideal for applications where space is at a premium, for example in emergency call systems, in handheld navigation or in wearable devices. The module measures 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 mm and is footprint compatible with u-blox UC530 and UC530M modules, providing an easy upgrade path.To further accelerate design and development, an evaluation kit, the EVK-M8CCAM, offers a quick way to become familiar with the CAM-M8C module and assess its performance in specific applications. The u-blox M8 GNSS receiver antenna module is delivered in u-blox Professional Grade and is qualified to JEDS47 and ISO16750 standard: “Road vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment”. The product is manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 automotive-certified production sites, ensuring the highest quality and reliability.The CAM-M8C modules are available now.last_img read more

Creamline exacts revenge on Petro Gazz in Premier V League

first_imgIn the first game, newcomer ChocoMucho Flying Titans got back on the winning track. It walloped Chef’s ClassicLady Red Spikers, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18. Kat Tolentino had 18 points forthe 2-1 Flying Titans./PN MANILA – Creamline Cool Smashersexacted revenge on Petro Gazz Angels with a 25-19, 28-26, 25-20 sweep in the2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the San Juan Arena. The Cool Smashers maintained itsaggression in the third with an 8-4 start but the Angels managed to tie thescore at 19-all before Domingo spearheaded a 5-1 finisher for the Creamline. Michelle Gumabao and Celine Domingoadded 13 and 11 markers, respectively. Alyssa Valdez top-scored with 15points, 14 excellent digs and seven receptions for the 5-0 Cool Smashers overthe weekend. Jeanette Panaga scored 10 points whileCherry Nunag contributed eight markers for the Angels, which dropped to a 1-2card. Alyssa Valdez of Creamline Cool Smashers directs her shot against two Petro Gazz Angels defenders. SPORTS VISION PHOTO Meeting the Angels for the first timesince the Reinforced Conference finals loss, the Cool Smashers vented its ireon the Angels with a convincing first set win before escaping their oppositionin the extended second set. “It wasn’t the best game we had as ateam but kudos to din to Petro Gazz kasithey’re really having a block party kanina.It was really hard for us to penetrate sablocking nila e,” said Valdez.last_img read more

Kaya eyes repeat vs Mendiola in PH Football today

first_img The Iloilo-Mendiola tussle is set at 4 p.m. to be followed by the matchup between two-time defending League champions Ceres-Negros FC and Green Archers United FC at 7 p.m. The Ilonggos is at second and remains in striking distance for the League title with its 43 points, on 14 wins, one draw and three losses, behind Ceres-Negros that had 50 points. MANILA – Kaya Futbol Club Iloilo aims to keep its mastery of Mendiola 1991 FC when the two football clubs square off in the 2019 Philippines Football League today at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa, Batangas. Kaya Iloilo head coach Noel Marcaida reminded his players not to take Mendiola lightly as the latter was coming off a convincing 4-1 victory over the Philippine Air Force FC on Sunday. “It’s important to have control of the tempo from start to finish, especially as they (Mendiola) are coming from a commanding victory,” Marcaida said. “It’s important that we stay sharp and build momentum heading into our busy run of fixtures.” Today’s encounter will be the third time that the two teams face each other this season. Kaya Iloilo first defeated Mendiola on June 19 to the tune of 6-3 before following it up with a 5-0 blanking on July 27. “We can’t allow ourselves to concede an early goal to Mendiola like what happened in our first encounter,” Marcaida said. “Also, they are very good at defending deep and breaking very quickly when they recover possession.”/PNlast_img read more

Monsters Look To Win Series Against Griffins, Advance To Western Conference Finals

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Related TopicsCalder CupGrand Rapids GriffinsLake Erie Monsterscenter_img The Lake Erie Monsters look to advance to the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs. To do that, they must take care of the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday night. After losing Game 4 in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, the Monsters hold a 3-1 series lead over their Central Division rival. There’s a few things that need to go the Monsters way Saturday to get the series win and get one step closer to the Calder Cup, so let’s talk about the keys to victory below.The Battle of the Second Period-This was something to watch out for at the beginning of this series. There has been eleven goals scored between the two teams in the Second Period, with Grand Rapids outscoring the Monsters 6-5. Not a large gap between the two teams, but this may be a battle of who wins the Second Period tonight. Josh Anderson-The Right Wing for the Monsters has been on a scoring barrage throughout the Playoffs. With five goals in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs so far, it looks like whenever Anderson is involved in the scoring, it’s a good night for the Monsters.Goalie Battle-Joonas Korpisalo and Tom McCollum both had tough nights on Tuesday. McCollum gave up four goals before being relieved by Jared Coreau, who picked up the win after not allowing a goal in 26:29 of play. Joonas Korpisalo had a tough Third Period, as he allowed three goals. Korpisalo will be a huge factor going into Game 5. If he can shut down the Griffins offense, it could be a great night at the Q.Those are the three keys to victory tonight. With nine more wins to go, the stakes are getting higher and higher. Time to Battle Together Cleveland.last_img read more

Are the Slumping Steelers the Best Chance for a Win in 2016 For the Browns?

first_imgSunday the Browns will welcome to First Energy Stadium a team that a lot of publications picked to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, but currently sit on the outside looking in at a chance to even play in the postseason.That team of course is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who less than a month ago were sitting at 4-1 and looking like one of the teams to beat in the AFC.Five weeks later they’ve lost four in a row, and sit at 4-5, a team in disarray after their defense couldn’t stop the Dallas Cowboys in the final 42 seconds in a deflating 35-30 loss at home Sunday.Now they take on a Browns team that will have a lot of rest having played on Thursday, and could look at this game with their biggest rivals as their best shot at a victory in 2016.Sure the Steelers will look at the game Sunday against the Browns as a great chance to get their season back on track, but the Browns can also look at it as a chance to give their rivals a loss that could completely deflate their season as they would fall to 4-6.Breaking News from our friends at BetPhoenix.Who is the favorite to win Super Bowl 51? New England? Seattle? Who is the smart pick? Dallas or Oakland? Is there a longshot team that could upset the chalk for the Lombardi Trophy? Maybe the New York Giants or Browns are the underdog pick? Read more…The Browns have done a good job at home in setting the tempo, scoring the first 20 points in their home opener against the Ravens before suffering a loss, they hung early with the Pats before Tom Brady got their offense in motion, and had the Jets on the ropes with a lead in their game back on October 30th.Yes the second half has been a totally different story, as teams make their adjustments and this season have walloped the Browns in the second half, but if they can build a lead against the Steelers, they just might be able to have them on the ropes in Sunday’s affair.The Steelers have made a ton of mistakes in their four-game losing streak, and Sunday they were unable to stop the run against the Cowboys, which just might be able to play into the Browns hands in this AFC showdown.Make no mistake, this Steelers team can be had. They play down to teams on the road (crushed in Philly, beat bad in Miami, and were down 21-0 to the Ravens before rallying to still lose 21-14), and that could give the Browns a big edge Sunday.No doubt beating the Steelers with the talent they have on offense won’t be easy, but harassing Ben Roethlisberger and finding a way to hold running back Le’Veon Bell in check will be two huge keys to getting a win on Sunday.It could be the perfect storm – one that finally could get the Browns in the win column Sunday against their most hated foe. Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Related TopicsBrownsNFLSteelerslast_img read more

SWAN hails minister for placing Rashidi Yekini’s mother on monthly stipend

first_imgSports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, for granting a monthly stipend to the mother of the late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini.The Kwara SWAN Secretary,  Olayinka Owolewa. who made the commendation in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin, described the gesture as comforting.The late striker’s mother is Alhaja Sikiratu.“We received the news of the monthly stipend to Alhaja Sikiratu as a surprise because we thought the woman has been forgotten but the minister changed our thinking  with that singular action.“We call on other individuals to also show love to this aged woman and others across the country who need help.“The minister showed a true spirit of sportsmanship with his decision; he has already led the way for others to follow,” the secretary said.Owolewa also appealed to Kwara Government to reach out to the  late footballer’s mother.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yekini played in two World Cups and scored the country’s first goal in the competition.The late striker, who died at 48,  scored 37 goals  in 58 matches for the Super Eagles.Yekini died in Ibadan on May 4, 2012,  and was buried in his residence in Ira, Kwara.last_img read more