WCMF on target says Events Director

first_img Tweet LocalNews WCMF on target says Events Director by: – October 1, 2011 Share 9 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Events Director Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade. (file photo)Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Nathalie Clark Meade says plans are moving along smoothly as the country gets set to hold its 15th Annual World Creole Music Festival this month.Clark-Meade says the organizers are grateful for the support received from the regional community.She said security is at the top of the list for the organizers.“We are counting down. Last night we had our final meeting with safety and security on how we are going to gear up to have simulations this year. We will have simulations with volunteers and the organization team. We are hoping that by doing this, the festival will be even bigger and better,” she added.According to Clark-Meade, the organizers are looking forward to welcome the region and the world to the show.“I know Dominica is a challenging place in terms of the weather but it is exciting as well. As soon as it rains a bit, things change quickly so for me as an events director, the challenge does not just within the festival but the weather. Suffice to say, we have done a lot of work with safety and security. We have worked with the police as well all geared an ensuring a more secure festival,” he added.The first media conference is carded for next week Wednesday.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Dele-Bashiru, Okonkwo join Olympic Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford, Bournemouth relegated from Premier League Pearson overwhelmed by fans support after Watford sacking EPL: Foxes attack Watford Overseas-based professional players, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo, have joined the camp of the Nigeria U23 team, Olympic Eagles, preparing for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.Earlier, midfield lubricator, Kelechi Nwakali, who captained the U17 National Team to World Cup glory in Chile four years ago, had rejoined the squad that he helped secure victories over Libya and Sudan in the qualifiers to earn Nigeria a berth at the finals in Egypt.Okonkwo, who plays for Canadian side, Montreal Impact, joined the rest of the team on Monday as the overseas-based professionals continued to stream into camp ahead of this week’s departure to Egypt.His arrival has given Head Coach lmama Amapakabo and his assistants more attacking options ahead of the tournament. The Olympic Eagles are expected to the leave shores of the country on Thursday for the tournament which holds November 8 to 22 in Cairo, with Nigeria playing in Group B, which also has Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia and South Africa.Another overseas-based professional in camp is Dele-Bashiru, who featured for the U20 National Team, Flying Eagles, at the FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland in the summer.The 20-year-old midfielder plies his trade with English Premier League side, Watford FC, and was born in the city of Manchester, England to Nigerian parents. He scored Nigeria’s third goal as the Flying Eagles obliterated Qatar 4-0 in their opening game of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.Tags: Dele-BashiruKelechi NwakaliOlympic EaglesWatford FClast_img read more

West Ham appeal Carroll red card

first_imgWest Ham have notified the Football Association that they wish to appeal against the sending-off of striker Andy Carroll in Saturday’s win over Swansea. Carroll was shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb following an altercation with Swansea defender Chico Flores. The club had until 1pm on Monday to inform the FA of their intention to challenge the dismissal and now have a further 24 hours to collate and submit their evidence. Press Associationcenter_img A three-person independent panel will be convened to assess written evidence from the match officials and the Hammers, as well as video footage of the incident. Carroll is set to serve a three-match suspension which would rule him out of matches with Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton. The 25-year-old made just his third start of the season following a heel injury and set up both goals for Kevin Nolan in the 2-0 victory. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce declared his intention to contest Carroll’s dismissal after the match and was critical of Flores. Allardyce said: “We will hope that the appeal will work. Hopefully we don’t lose Andy for three games. “He’s gutted. He’s absolutely beside himself. We’ll just have to go through the process and see what happens in midweek. “All I can hope is that the panel, in the cold light of day, see it for what it is. “He (Webb) can’t be absolutely certain of what’s happened, except that Chico Flores is over-exaggerating, which is generally the norm for him unfortunately.” last_img read more

Punchestown team hopeful Sunday card will go ahead despite calling inspection

first_img He said: “It’s a precautionary inspection as we’re perfectly raceable at the moment. “We had 13 millimetres of rain overnight and it’s still raining. We’ve not got any problems with wind, it’s just the rain. “They’re talking about another 10 or 20 millimetres of rain, but the track is taking it well and I’m hopeful we’ll be all right. “I’d be very disappointed if we didn’t race.” Sunday’s high-profile fixture at Punchestown is subject to a precautionary inspection at 8am on raceday morning. The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase is the feature event on a fantastic seven-race card, but the meeting is under threat. Punchestown’s racing manager Richie Galway reports the track to be raceable, however, and is hopeful of beating the weather. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Most students are not aware of Silent Witness Program

first_imgFive years after the Department of Public Safety created the Silent Witness program, the number of tips per month has not increased, according to DPS officials.The Silent Witness program is a reporting system on the DPS website that allows students to report criminal activity anonymously.As the program itself doesn’t require much funding, if any at all, DPS is not upset that the program is generating only one tip per week. DPS Detective Josh Voyda said, however, that DPS’s goal has been to increase the number of incidents reported to them.“We can’t do anything about incidents if we don’t know about them,” Voyda said. “We want to provide a way for people to tell us about things when they are concerned about their identity being discovered.”Christen Lazarcheck, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, said she was verbally harassed last week while riding her bike on the sidewalk.She said if she had known about the Silent Witness program, she would have been more likely to report the incident because of its close proximity to campus.“I wouldn’t go up to a DPS person in person,” Lazarcheck said. “I’d report it online, anonymously, telling that someone just cussed me out just for DPS to be aware.”Some students say they are not even aware the program exists.“It really isn’t talked about, I’ve never heard the name before,” said Bess Benhamou, a sophomore majoring in international relations. “It’s not like we have to put a lot of money into the program, but then again there’s not much point of having it if no one really knows about it.”When the program first began, Voyda said there were some efforts to raise awareness. He said he is unsure if it has continued since, however.“Initially when it came out, there was some promotion on it and it was very prominently featured on the DPS webpage,” Voyda said. “However, there is a constant turnover in the population of USC.”Alexa Mateen, an undeclared sophomore, said she believes students would utilize the Silent Witness program if they knew about it.“I’m not sure why DPS hasn’t informed us, but they should try to inform the students through e-mail or on campus,” Mateen said. “If kids hear about this they would probably use it to their advantage.”According to Voyda, the most common crimes reported through the Silent Witness program are suspicious activity and people loitering in unusual places. He said, however, that there have been some instances of students using this program inappropriately.“Silent Witness is not a way to report a crime in progress or a loud party that needs immediate attention,” Voyda said. “We often come in on Monday morning and find that a tip was submitted on Saturday night about someone trying doors or tampering with bicycle locks.”Whether much of the USC community knows about the program is questionable, but Voyda said he thinks the program would be more frequently used if more people knew about it.“I know that there are a good number of people that are aware of it, enough of them that do send us stuff,” Voyda said. “But I don’t know how many of them are simply browsing the DPS website or if they came to the website knowing it was there.”Voyda said DPS puts out a lot of information to the community so they do not plan to use other publicity measures to promote the program.“It seems that people find it. When people start looking for ways to contact us and they come to the website, they tend to come across that as a possible way to report something,” Voyda said. “It’s mentioned on the bottom of every crime alert so hopefully if people are reading it, that’s how they can find out about the program.”Kristin Yinger, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism, said that although she doesn’t necessarily feel unsafe on campus, she felt the program would get more usage if students were familiar with it.“If I were further from campus, past The Row, I would definitely use it on the Portland or Adam areas,” Yinger said. “If I felt unsafe and knew about this, I would use the program.”Another program that enables students to report crime or suspicious behavior anonymously is the USC Trojans Care for Trojans program. Students can text 274637 with “TC4T,” a description of the situation and the location in the text. The number is blocked from DPS officials, so everything is completely anonymous.Although the TC4T program is a more immediate approach than the Silent Witness program, Voyda said the online approach is more effective.“The Silent Witness Program is the most effective way to receive the information anonymously because it has been around longer,” Voyda said. “You can put more information into the Silent Witness form than you can into a text message. If you want to fully explain a problem, you can do so more explicitly than with a text message.”last_img read more

Hodge finds voice as Syracuse’s new starting middle linebacker

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 3, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Clark Lea knew he’d have to replace middle linebacker Marquis Spruill after the 2013 season. He just wasn’t exactly sure how. “Going into camp we weren’t sure about the middle linebacker position and for a coach, that’s a weird spot to be in,” said Lea, Syracuse’s linebackers coach. “But then Marqez (Hodge) started to develop and there was a point in camp where I thought ‘Yes, this is it.’“From there, I felt a whole lot better about the situation.”Hodge, who made his first start at middle linebacker in the Orange’s 27-26 win over Villanova on Friday, is the first to admit that he’s a shy guy. He inherits the spot from Spruill, a notably vocal leader who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.But while Hodge has transitioned into a position that practically demands on-field communication, the sophomore’s shyness has proven more a blessing than a curse.When Hodge talks, his teammates listen. Not only because he’s at the heart of Syracuse’s defense, but because it’s uncommonAdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t talk all the time, but when I do it’s usually serious,” Hodge said. “Not bad serious or anything, just that it’s something that everyone else should know.”From a physical standpoint, shifting from outside to middle linebacker isn’t too hard of a task. Hodge played outside linebacker at Miami Central (Florida) High School and that’s the position he played when he caught SU coaches’ attention against Georgia Tech last season.Syracuse switched to a 3-4 defense in that game — which ended in a 56-0 loss — and Hodge replaced defensive end Robert Welsh in the starting lineup. He recorded a career-best 12 tackles in the game, and his adaptation to middle linebacker has been a natural process ever since. “There aren’t really many differences, maybe a few footwork things and some small stuff in coverage,” senior outside linebacker Cameron Lynch said of the two positions. “If you can play in the outside, you can play in the middle, and vice versa. Marqez is a natural linebacker and he’s been fine crossing over.”Working on his communication, though, was a steep task for Hodge at the start of training camp.When he was still unfamiliar with the position, Hodge said he had no way of breaking out of his shell. But as he learned the language of the defense and got comfortable in between seniors Lynch and Dyshawn Davis, he found himself taking ownership of the role.Against Villanova, Hodge recorded five tackles — tied for fourth most on the team as Lynch led with 15 — and added a sack and two tackles for loss. He also helped the defense adjust to the Wildcats’ attack while clogging the middle of the field.Villanova rushed up the middle 39 times and gained just 76 yards, which comes out to 1.9 yards per carry. “It’s been little by little but I think I have really started to communicate better,” Hodge said. “The spot is all about communication because you are just in the middle of everything and have to control the middle of the field. That’s something I saw from Marquis that I am trying to do, too.”The Orange’s run defense was arguably its strongest suit in 2013. Lynch, with 69, Spruill, with 66, and Davis, with 49, ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, on the team in total tackles. The trio combined for 33.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. SU’s run defense gave up the fourth-fewest rushing yards in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Now Hodge is the new face in an established unit and the change has been relatively seamless. Lea, barring any injuries, won’t have to make any more personnel decisions until the end of the season and he certainly isn’t rushing to.“Spruill went after he finished up and then we’ll have to eventually think about Cam and Dyshawn’s spots. I mean we have a lot of young talent on the outside,” Lea said before pausing and smiling. “Let’s just enjoy having Marqez in the middle now and knowing we have a solid starting core from week to week.” Commentslast_img read more

Boylesports expands terminal partnership with Playtech PBS

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Share Dr Armin Sageder,Industry omni-channel sports betting solutions providerPlaytech BGT Sports (PBS) has informed that it has secured an extended distribution arrangement of its existing self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) with Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports.The agreement will see a further 325 of PBS terminals deployed within the Irish operator’s 225-strong estate, doubling its number to over 1,000 in the last 12 months.Moving forward individual shop SSBT density will increase once the additional terminals have been installed, with many of the operator’s best-performing shops hosting in excess of five SSBTs as they look to build upon their operating objective to offer their customers an all-encompassing service through a variety of modern mediums.A pleased Dr Armin Sageder, CEO of Playtech BGT Sports commented on the partnership expansion: “Our partnership with BoyleSports has been very successful since our initial deployment, and our second extension to the deal this year proves the strength of the product for the Irish customer base.“Many shops will host more than four terminals, which illustrates that customers are seeing the tangible benefits of the machines, which have been shown to greatly add incremental revenue and increased margins, without the threat of cannibalisation to the over-the-counter product.”Jenna Boyle, Head of Retail at BoyleSports, backed PBS as lead terminal supplies: “Customer feedback for the increased offering provided by PBS’ SSBTs has required us to greatly increase the number of them across our estate to keep up with demand.They have helped us generate record-breaking SSBT football betting turnover, and the significant incremental revenue each one generates has led to us making the decision to further increase the average density in our shop in order to further enhance our market leading retail offering.”This agreement comes just four months after a similar deal extension, which saw PBS provide an additional 200 terminals to BoyleSports. BoyleSports closes Irish retail estate in response to COVID-19 March 17, 2020 Countdown to Cheltenham: Wednesday racecard ‘not a worry at the moment’ says BoyleSports March 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Introducing the ESI Careers Series – how to get into esports?

first_imgWe’re delighted to announce and introduce to you the Esports Insider Careers Series – a collection of pieces coming to you in the next few months profiling some of the finest professionals in the esports world. The aim of each piece is to provide guidance for those looking to enter esports and make it a feasible career as well as those looking to hop into the esports realm from other industries.Make no mistake, there’s a lot of competition out there and still (comparatively) fairly few jobs out there, so most of us working in the industry consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be doing so. The industry has come a long way from a few years ago and with the investment rolling in and continued hype around esports, inevitably there will also become jobs available. Gone are the days where 15 listings on “esportscareers.org” were all you would find. A simple Google search now shows: “454 Esports Jobs available on Indeed.com” as an example.The proposed plan is to cover people working in the following roles:WriterLegalPhotographerCasterHostVideographerTeam ownerDesignerPartnerships/SponsorshipsMarketingSocial MediaCoachingMerchandisingAdminVarious production rolesThe series will get fully underway shortly when I provide a bit of background about myself and general observations around the esports industry and careers in the space. I’ll provide my story, and even if one person finds it remotely useful then it’s served its purpose.Next week, the piece shall focus on the legal profession. We’ll be speaking to Isabel Davies, Purewal Partners and Max Nicolaides of Miscon de Reya. We will also be gaining some internal insight from Rahul Gandhi, who works in in-house legal at ESL UK. As always, if you’re reading this and want to have a different role covered – just let us know. Equally, if you believe you’re a suitable candidate to be profiled and wish to lend your story and/or pearls of wisdom to breaking into esports then please also feel free to drop us a line – ollie@esportsinsider.com.last_img read more

‘One stops crime, the other commits it’ – Man Utd fans bash Maguire after Lindelof saves woman from robber

first_imgIf only he could stop opposing defenders from scoring too https://t.co/8mI7Pcg6ma— Junior (@Junior_BP) August 24, 2020 Maguire spent two nights in jail after causing a scene and fighting at a bar in Greece.Reports indicated that he also tried to bribe his way out, before attacking the arresting officers. Lindelof – super heroMaguire – villain😂😂 https://t.co/prVqvDnOmP— Ngolo Can’t (@Ngolo_cant) August 24, 2020 We basically have a super hero and an ex convict as a Cb duo. I hate this club— #sackwoodward (@TheSaltIsReall) August 24, 2020center_img Manchester United fans have been desperately scrambling for any piece of transfer news they can find on Twitter.However, it’s not news about new signings dominating the Red Devils’ social media pages at the moment.On Monday, Bleacher Report Football tweeted a story, sourced from Aftonbladet, which claimed that defender, Victor Lindelof, had helped stop a thief in Sweden from stealing a bad from an elderly woman, keeping the attempted burglar in custody until the Police arrived.While it was a heroic act from the Man Utd player, it contrasted starkly with the news that United’s captain, Harry Maguire had been arrested over the weekend. Fans of the club have expressed various opinions on the matter, including calling for the Englishman to be stripped of the captaincy.Others have indicated that given the circumstances of the incident, with reports claiming that Maguire was retaliating after an attack on his sister, he should be pardoned.However, the incident with Lindelof has raised fresh discussions over his conduct as the leader of the playing body.last_img read more