Voter id card the main concern at peaceful protest

first_img Share 42 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNewsPolitics Voter id card the main concern at peaceful protest by: – June 29, 2011 Several supporters of the United Workers Party converged outside of the Dominica Water & Sewage Company Limited to protest against what they refer to as an illegal Prime Minister and government.The Leader of the United Workers Party Mr. Ron Green announced at a meeting in the St. Joseph Constituency on Monday evening that they would boycott this session of the Parliament where the budget for the financial year 2011/ 2012 would be presented and stage a peaceful protest.The purpose of this protest was to stand against the decision not to implement voter identifcation cards in Dominica as the United Workers Party members are of the view that this would help reduce the inflated voter list.Many of the supporters at this morning’s protest were seen with placards while others chanted “voters id cards now” with whistles.[album id= 41 template =extend][vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25788422[/vimeo][vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25789805[/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Sr. Mary Stella Gampfer O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Mary Stella Gampfer, age 81 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at the convent.  Born February 25, 1938 in Covington, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Goeke) and Charles Gampfer.The second of three children of Charles and Rose, the family moved across the river to Cincinnati when she was young.  She attended St. Bernard School at Winton Place where she became acquainted with the Oldenburg Franciscans and began her interest in religious life.The family would move to the suburb of Norwood and where she met the Srs. of the Precious Blood order, but kept in contact with the Franciscans she met in grade school.  The family’s parish was served by Franciscan Friars so her interest in the Franciscans continued to grow.  Following graduation, she entered the convent, which was delayed by her mother being ill.  Her mother died the following year.  Her father would eventually remarry and two more sons were added to the Gampfer family.Sr. Mary Stella earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marian University and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame.  In her early years she taught at schools in Evansville and Oldenburg Indiana as well as Cincinnati and Middletown in Ohio.  She also held the position of Directress of the Aspirancy at the Motherhouse for four years, along with instructing Novices and Postulants in English and history.  In 1974, Sr. Mary Stella became an instructor of English at Marian University in Indianapolis and was made Assistant Professor of the English Department in 1979.  She would hold that position until her retirement in 2015.  Other duties included teaching writing and literature courses, overseeing the university’s Fioretti (a student led literary and visual arts journal released yearly) as well as coordinating the annual Student Recognition Dinner and Awards Program.Sr. Mary Stella is survived by brothers David, Joseph and Terrance Gampfer, all of Ohio.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Charles Gampfer.  Visitation is Tuesday, April 16th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Leopold Keffler O.F.M. officiating and burial in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill says Indiana State Egg Board lacks authority to regulate online ‘farmers markets’ as retailers

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Egg Board has no authority to regulate as retailers third-party websites that facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers of eggs, according to Attorney General Curtis Hill in an advisory opinion issued recently.Attorney General Hill issued the opinion following an inquiry from the Indiana State Egg Board regarding an online business called Market Wagon that enables customers to connect with local agricultural producers.Although Market Wagon maintains physical warehouses, all transactions for eggs between vendors and customers occur online, and Market Wagon itself never assumes ownership of the eggs. After a vendor fulfills the customer’s order, the vendor brings the order, sealed and labeled, to Market Wagon’s warehouse. The vendor then places the order in a customer’s designated tote for customer pick-up or delivery.State law requires a permit to sell eggs at a farmers market, Attorney General Hill noted, but the law’s concept of a farmers market does not include the online platform currently offered by Market Wagon.“The board’s statutory and regulatory provisions were not designed to address e-commerce,” Attorney General Hill said. “For the board to regulate in this area, there would likely need to be legislative changes to extend the board’s authority.”Courts have held that websites that offer online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay, are not sellers of the products. The fact that a business such as Market Wagon collects money from the customer at the time of purchase does not make it a seller, Attorney General Hill said, because its share of the money is collected as a fee for providing access to its online marketplace rather than for the eggs themselves.The Indiana State Egg Board does retain regulatory oversight over the egg vendors who use Market Wagon’s services, Attorney General Hill said.last_img read more

Police not close to finding my missing mum in 10 weeks — Siasia

first_imgRelatedPosts Siasia: I need help over my mum’s kidnap Siasia’s mother: Kidnappers demand N700m ransom  Siasia’s mother: Kidnappers demand N150m ransom Former Nigeria coach and player, Samson Siasia, said he is still in the dark as to the whereabouts of his abducted mother.Ogere Siasia, 76, and two others have been held captive since they were seized in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria, 10 weeks ago.But Siasia said the police are no closer to finding her.“The police said it’s been difficult to track the kidnappers, but my great concern is that my mother is very sick,” Siasia told BBC Sport.“For someone who is unwell to be held against her will is not only callous, but heartbreaking and sad.“So, I can only keep appealing to these guys to please let my mother go. I would like for the government or whoever is capable to help me bring my mother back.”It’s the second time in four years that Mrs. Siasia has been kidnapped after she was held by gunmen for 12 days, before her release back in November 2015.Although the Bayelsa State Police said they are currently trying to rescue her unharmed, the former Nantes and Lokeren striker said he is a broken man who needs the support of a nation he served.“What more can I do but plead for assistance from the government, police and my country that I served as a player and coach,” he said.“My mother is seriously sick and this bothers me a lot. I don’t know where or who to turn to at this point.“I’ve not had a job for three years, battling with a FIFA ban appeal and to have my sick mother in the hands of kidnappers, I just feel extremely tired.” Tags: Ogere Siasialast_img read more

Allardyce backed by Hurst

first_img All in all it has been a pre-season to forget, with Hurst aware that the loss of Carroll will be a hard obstacle to overcome. “They’ve had a bit of a blow with Andy Carroll getting injured,” he said. “They missed him badly last year and I think some of the struggles were down to the fact that the guy didn’t play. “When he got fit towards the end of the season we picked up some good results and got ourselves out of trouble.” Ecuador’s World Cup star Enner Valencia and former Birmingham forward Mauro Zarate have been brought in to provide competition in attack, whilst Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell and Cheikhou Kouyate have also signed for the Hammers. Those additions have excited Hurst, who said: “I’m very much for the continuity of keeping him there. It makes sense to me. “He’s made a couple of signings so we need to see how they fit in and they’re still in the market for another striker to replace Andy Carroll.” That hunt for a new forward has seen the Hammers linked with the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Peter Crouch – whilst a bid for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham was rejected. Sakho looked destined to move to east London but the 24-year-old who fired the French side to the Ligue 2 title last season will now stay put. Metz accused West Ham of altering their offer at the last minute having allowed Sakho to undergo a medical with the Barclays Premier League side and will assess their options in response to the breakdown of the deal. “The English club unilaterally decided to propose a loan deal with an option to purchase instead of a permanent deal, which does not correspond to FC Metz’s expectations and contradicts all the terms that had been agreed last week between the two clubs,” a statement on their official website read. “FC Metz regret this clear lack of respect, which is unacceptable, from West Ham towards FC Metz and also the player. “As a result, FC Metz reserve the right to approach the international sport court and assert their rights and defend their interests. FC Metz had released Diafra Sakho from his professional duties during matchday 1 of the Ligue 1 championship by giving him leave to take a medical in England to complete the last stage of the deal.” With fans calling for Allardyce’s head towards the end of last season after perceived drab performances and negative tactics, co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold opted against replacing the 59-year-old over the summer. Since then it has been a challenging pre-season for Allardyce and the club – starting when record signing Andy Carroll returned home from a tour of New Zealand for an operation on an ankle injury which has ruled him out for up to four months. Loanee Carl Jenkinson also suffered a hamstring injury on his debut, Ravel Morrison has been charged with assault on his ex-girlfriend and her mother and Sullivan has come out with quotes which have undermined Allardyce’s position. French side Metz have now accused West Ham of underhanded transfer tactics in a move for Diafra Sakho, with a threat of further action against the club lingering. Many fans remain convinced Allardyce is not the man to lead the club forward to their Olympic Stadium move in two years but Hurst believes the Hammers have the perfect manager in place as Allardyce heads into his fourth season in charge at Upton Park. “I’m very much in the camp of wanting to keep Sam Allardyce,” the England World Cup winner told Sky Sports. “We need to improve the team, there’s no doubt about that. He hasn’t got a great side but the way I see it if he can keep us mid-table then that’s a fantastic job. “It’s crazy that there’s pressure on Sam Allardyce before the season has started but that’s football. “They haven’t had a particularly good pre-season but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Down the years at West Ham, we have had good results after not doing well in pre-season and we’ve had poor years after making a good start so it doesn’t mean a lot.” A narrow 3-2 victory over Sampdoria on Saturday was West Ham’s only win inside 90 minutes during a pre-season which took in a tour of New Zealand. Sam Allardyce continues to have his future as West Ham manager questioned but he has found an ally in former Hammers and England striker Sir Geoff Hurst. Press Associationlast_img read more

GSA girls fall to Mattanawcook in regional tennis final

first_img Bio Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ORONO — For a team that just lost the Class C Northern Maine girls’ tennis championship on a rainy Tuesday morning, the George Stevens Academy Eagles didn’t seem too gloomy.“I certainly wasn’t expecting this when the season started,” GSA coach Tim Farrar said. “It’s better to win, but it was good to get here.”No. 2-ranked GSA lost to the top-seeded Mattanawcook Lynx 4-1 at the University of Maine. The teams did not meet during the regular season, which made the matchup unpredictable.“We knew nothing,” Farrar said, adding that GSA (12-3) and Mattanawcook (13-2) did not even face common opponents.George Stevens Academy senior Abby Frost won the Eagles’ only match, defeating Orono’s Ava Broderick 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3 at Tuesday’s Class C Northern Maine championship. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt third singles, Abby Frost scored GSA’s only point with a 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3 win over Ava Broderick in a match that lasted well over two hours.“My idol is Serena Williams,” said Frost, a senior. “I’ve watched so many matches where she has been down in the first set, and then she just is able to mentally revive herself.”Frost did just that, even when it started raining during their final set.Farrar attributed Frost’s success to her consistency.“It’s about whoever makes the fewest mistakes,” Farrar said, “who can keep the ball in play.”Mattanawcook took an early 2-0 lead, with first doubles team Abby Morrison and Paige Hesseltine defeating GSA’s Hunter Morris and Tatianna Heggestad 6-3, 6-0, and the second doubles team of Sydney Morrison and Katey Libby beating Juliana Allen and Grace Hyland 6-2, 6-2.Lynx top seed Ali Hardy clinched the title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Erin Niehoff to give Mattanawcook a 3-0 lead. Natalie Tilton edged Lindsay Nevin 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for the Lynx’s fourth and final win. The title is Mattanawcook’s first since 2000.As for the Eagles, Farrar and Frost both said that, at the beginning of the season, they didn’t expect to make it to the regional final.Throughout the regular season, GSA notched a rare win over Ellsworth and nearly topped Mount Desert Island — both Class B teams.“I had no idea we would even make it to this point,” Frost said. “We’re just really proud of how far we’ve made it.”Mental resilience appeared to be a strength for the Eagles both on the court and off. One GSA player demonstrated this after their loss when she interjected a suggested interview question for her coach.“Ask him where we’re going for lunch,” she said.George Stevens Academy’s Lindsay Nevin focuses on the ball in her Class C North quarterfinal match against Orono’s Elise Kenny on Thursday. Nevin won 6-0, 6-0, and GSA edged Orono 3-2 to advance to the semifinals. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSlast_img read more

Nagamootoo to open Commonwealth Games Federation meeting of the Americas

first_img… Partnership, governance and Gold Coast Games among issues to be discussedAPPROXIMATELY 20 countries will gather in Guyana over the weekend, for the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) meeting of the Americas, hosted by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA).President of the CGF, Louise Martin, is expected for the two-day event which will start with a workshop from 09:00hrs on Saturday at the GOA’s new headquarters at Liliendaal. The group will focus and discuss the exploration of partnerships with other sport bodies, governance and have an overview of the Commonwealth Games Federation through 2022.Steve Ninvalle, the event’s Media Liaison confirmed that acting President Moses Nagamootoo will declare the meeting opening on Sunday at 09:30hrs, with Dr George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, who also holds the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, joining United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Guyana and Suriname representative Sylvie Fouet as guest speakers.Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise MartinAccording to Ninvalle, Sunday’s meeting will deal with a number of issues, where the CFG Americas group will hear from the Regional Anti-Doping Agency (RADO) and more importantly, representatives from Gold Coast; the host for next year’s Commonwealth Games.The 21st (XXI) Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, April 4-15, 2018. It is the fifth time Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games.The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from (1970–1974) is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.The event was first held in 1930, and, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were cancelled due to World War II, has taken place every four years since then. The most recent Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.last_img read more

Torginol paints Kristian Jeffrey a bright 2019

first_imgSHIFTER Kart champion and four-stroke competitor Kristian Jeffrey has renewed and expanded his relationship with the Torginol Paints brand.Jeffrey, will sport a new Torginol branding on all his machines thanks to the new deal; meaning his Radical SR3, Mitsubishi Evo and his four-stroke cart will all be branded Torginol.According to Jeffrey, “I, of course, want to thank Torginol for sponsoring me again and I hope I can take the best paint in the country and paint the track again.”He contended that the Torginol sponsorship which extends to his Radical is also going to play a big part in his 2019 plans.“I’ll be competing with the Torginol-sponsored cars, the SR3 Radical and the Mitsubishi Evolution basically in the international meet in November.There are a few local rounds prior to that for which we are prepared and ready as a team. Torginol will also be on board with me while we try to go against the rest of the Caribbean in the CMRC series.Jeffrey stated that there are a few events in Jamaica to which he was invited and the Torginol sponsorship will also extend there.“It’s against the best in Jamaica in Kyle Gregg, David Sumerbell Jr, Doug Gore and Kristian Boodoosingh in his recently acquired SR8.”To Barbados; the radicals will be heading across in September and my Radical SR3 and the Evo 9 will be going as well and again we are just hoping to paint the Caribbean with Torginol.”The assistance will also extend to when Jeffrey heads to Europe, saying that he has been offered a few drives by the Radical team and he is currently picking which events he wants to attend.Looking to the immediate future, the Guyanese is expected to be a part of today’s Georgetown Grand Prix, competing in the four-stroke and X30 senior class.His arch rival, Jamaican Collin Daley is back for revenge, having been beaten last time out.But with his new Torginol backing, Jeffrey is not afraid.“I know Collin, I got him the last time here in December and he’s coming back with a vengeance to get me but the sport is all about competition and I expect him to come hard at me and I’ll be ready because I’ve got the best paint – Torginol – on board with me and we are going for the win.”Qualification begins at 15:00hrs..last_img read more

More bad news for USC basketball team

first_imgUSC power forward Leonard Washington will be academically ineligible for the rest of the fall semester, coach Kevin O’Neill said Monday.Washington, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound sophomore from Louisiana, averaged 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last season and saw decent playing time despite coming off the bench. A high ankle sprain prevented him from playing in late December and early January, but he was able to recover and join the Trojans in time for their Pac-10 championship run.Winter break · USC power forward Leonard Washington won’t be available to play when the Trojans open their season in November. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanThis is not the first problem that Washington has had with academic clearance at USC. In 2007, when he committed to USC as a senior in high school, Washington did not meet entrance requirements and was forced to spend a year at Compton’s Thurgood Marshall School before enrolling at USC in 2008.Washington joins the laundry list of USC personnel that will be gone for the start of the 2009 season. The Trojans lost starters Daniel Hackett, Taj Gibson and DeMar DeRozan to the NBA draft, and former coach Tim Floyd resigned in June amid rumors of his connection to an ongoing NCAA investigation. Only senior guard Dwight Lewis returns for the Trojans as a starter in 2009.If Washington meets the academic requirements, he will be able to return to action by January, near the start of the Pac-10 season.last_img read more

Second half collapses continue to haunt Badgers

first_imgJunior guard Morgan Paige has seen her team struggle to close out games throughout the season. The Badgers have held leads in 14 of their 20 games played this year and have seen many of them slip away due to multiple issues, including poor rebounding and defense.[/media-credit]The rock ‘n’ roll band Queen was formed 42 years ago, and although it is well past its prime, perhaps its members should consider going on tour again – if Freddie Mercury was brought back to life – because they are certainly needed in Madison. That’s because the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has done covers of some of the band’s greatest hits so far this season, but unfortunately not We Are the Champions, as it has struggled late in games leading to its current 9-11 record.I Want to Break FreeIf there was one glaring problem to be pointed at for the crunch-time breakdowns head coach Bobbie Kelsey would undoubtedly admit it, but it has not been just one problem that has cost the Badgers victories. There has been an abundance of turnovers in some games, while in others the problem is simply a lack of points. Just when those issues seem to be brought under control a different shortcoming, rebounding or lack thereof, has cost Wisconsin games.It was frustrating enough for co-captain Morgan Paige and her teammates to endure a six-game losing streak, but more frustrating was losing in close games, with a different problem costing them each time.“In our close games I feel like each and every one of them has something else that we did wrong, so it’s not the same thing that’s killing us,” Paige said. “That’s the most frustrating thing about it. One game it’s defensive assignments, one game it’s offensive rebounding, one game it’s turnovers, so if we can just get all of these things that we’re trying to do right, right all the time, we’d be in good shape. We’re just having these little slip-ups in the end, and they’re costing us games.” Under PressureIt’s not as if Wisconsin has performed poorly by any means, considering the Badgers have played toe-to-toe with every team but two so far, and has held halftime leads in 14 of their 20 games. Instead it has been costly play in the second half, most of the time only for a few minutes, that has cost the Badgers wins. Two games that come to mind are the losses to Iowa, one by nine points and the other by 11. What appeared to be comfortable Hawkeye wins were in fact close games that were lost due to 14-0 and 18-5 runs respectively by Iowa in the late minutes.Assistant coach Alysiah Bond explained her team’s late-game losses as simply been outperformed during that time.“The difference for us is not making winning plays down the stretch,” Bond said. “What we face is because a lot of teams are more talented or deeper than us, we have to pay special attention to detail. And when we don’t do that we let some teams get the ball in the hands of their playmakers, and they do what they do best. That’s where we’ve hit a wall, and the understanding of simply knowing the scout, following through with action, so we can complete the mission, which is to win some of these games.”Another One Bites the DustOne of the biggest stories to outsiders about the program would be Wisconsin’s emaciated roster, which now only lists nine players for the rest of the season. The two early season transfers and more importantly the losses of AnnMarie Brown and captain Taylor Wurtz have been evident, especially lacking what Bond calls a “work ethic” leader they had in Wurtz. The Badgers have dearly missed that absence of leadership, as well as scoring from Wurtz late in games, and has relied almost exclusively on Paige for scoring.Still, even with an extremely short bench and lack of experience, the players and coaches are not looking for excuses, or a scapegoat for their late-game woes.“Bobbie has a saying, ‘we don’t have a lot but we have enough,’ and we believe that,” Bond said. “We’re not waiting for someone to come in a superwoman cape, and rescue us. We don’t need to be rescued. We just have to pay attention to the small things that can make a difference in winning a game and having a smile on your face after the game, or shaking your head saying, ‘goodness we let that one slip away,’ and that’s how we felt several times, but that’s been something that we control.” Play the GameAlthough the crunch-time struggles and close losses are less than ideal for the Badgers, the unique circumstances they have encountered thus far this season have certainly tested the mentality of the players and coaches. And with the walls of adversity Wisconsin has found itself up against, it can only be a matter of time before the team finally breaks through.“Every game we have something that’s so big of an obstacle that can we overcome it? We don’t know until the game’s over,” Kelsey said.And perhaps the Badgers wanted to get the other songs out of the way first and save the best song for last: “We Are the Champions.”last_img read more