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first_img Share LocalNews Medical doctor detained by police by: Dominica Vibes News – February 2, 2017 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 1012 Views   8 comments Dr Sam Christian, who operates a medical care office on Bath Road, has been detained by police.This was confirmed by his brother, Gabriel Christian in an email sent on Thursday 2 February 2017.“Please share. They have arrested Dr Sam Christian in his surgery today. They have acted. And we shall be heard. We shall press on to the victory for democracy against this tin pot dictator and his thieving cronies,” Gabriel wrote.Dr Christian, who also sent a WhatsApp message early on Thursday morning, wrote that “3 CID officers barged into my office this morning”.“At the time I dropping off baby to the Crêche. Poor Kendra. They scared her. I told her don’t worry, everything will be ok. I’ve got things under control,” he wrote.In that message, which is being widely circulated via WhatsApp, Dr Christian indicated that the police “are investigating a matter where I spoke on a political platform at Peebles Park November 2015. Inciting violence is alleged”.He also indicated that he was being detained until his lawyer, David Bruney arrives.“Please do not exaggerate or be alarmed – I am not presently under arrest. But I do have patients waiting in my office. I’m in great spirits. Victory is near. They are desperate and it shows. Let us press forward! Speak louder! Dont hold back! Stand strong my people!” he wrote.However, in Dr Christian sent out two voice notes on Wednesday 1 February; one of which called people to action as “today is the day”. It was not specified what the action would be.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the second voice note sent out on Wednesday afternoon, he informed that he was seeking to deliver a letter at the Financial Centre when he was denied access.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Michael Astaphan, General Secretary of the Dominica Freedom Party, Johnson Boston, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau North Constituency, Daniel Lugay, Senator Thomson Fontaine and former Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Julien Prevost were among persons who gathered outside the Police Headquarters this morning.– / 4last_img read more

first_img 2268 Views   9 comments Share Share Share EntertainmentLocalNews Karessah is 2017 Calypso Monarch by: Dominica Vibes News – February 25, 2017center_img Gregory ‘Karessah’ Riviere is the 2017 Calypso Monarch.He sang ‘Minor Key’ and ‘Second Round’ to emerge winner.Karessah was crwoned by Miss Dominica 2017 Jade Romain.This is the fourth time he was won the monarch; in 2009, 2012 and 2015.Ten calypsonians competed at the Eddie Andre Festival City on Saturday 25 February 2017.Webb placed fourth, while Daddy Chess and Dice tied for the first runner up position.The other calypsonians who competed were Genius, Stephan, Bobb, Jaydee, Janae, and Tasha P.Among the judges were Patrick Pemberton; head judge, Celia Maxwell, Trudy Christian, Reginald La Fleur, Michael Augustine, Evelina Baptiste, Marlon Marie, and Monsignor Eustace Thomas. Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgIlonggo Jericho Cruz got reunited with head coach Joseller Guiao in a three-team trade that sent him to NLEX Road Warriors with Marion Magat going to TNT KaTropa and Michael Miranda to NorthPort Batang Pier. Miranda later went to Road Warriors in another trade. AS ANOTHER historic year is about to close, let us revisit some of the biggest sports stories that we have covered and enjoyed this year. The second part of this series covers the months of June, July, August, and September. July Petro Gazz Angels nailed its first ever championship in the Premier Volleyball League by defeating Creamline Cool Smashers in three games in the Reinforced Conference finals. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings acquired the services of Filipino-American guard Stanley Pringle from NorthPort Batang Pier in exchange for Kevin Ferrer, Solomon Mercado and Jervy Cruz. August San Miguel Beermen took home the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship by defeating TNT KaTropa in six games. September Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena became the first Filipino athlete to earn a qualification in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by tallying 5.81 meters in a meet in Chiara, Italy. Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao escaped with a split decision win over American Keith Thurman to clinch the WBA world super welterweight belt at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. June PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial slapped an indefinite ban on Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters’ forward Calvin Abueva for his obscene gesture to a fan and hard foul on TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones. Western Visayas’ squads Iloilo United Royals and Bacolod Master Sardines became expansion teams in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. F2 Logistics Cargo Movers captured the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference crown by sweeping Cignal HD Spikers in the finals. Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team ended its campaign in the 2019 FIBA World Cup at last place after dropping all of its matches in China. Head coach Joseller Guiao later stepped down from the post. (To be continued/PN)last_img read more

first_imgBerangkat dari kasus di atas, MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) selaku pengelola layanan transportasi bus dan MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) di New York, AS, menerapkan gagasan yang sederhana tapi memberi efek besar. Ini tak lain dengan memasang bangku model lipat di dalam kereta komuter bawah tanah “L Train.” Dengan model bangku lipat maka otomatis kabin kereta bisa lebih banyak diisi oleh penumpang, tentunya penumpang disini harus berdiri, terkecuali penumpang penyandang disabilitas.Dikutip dari (24/10/2017), pihak MTA menyebut untuk tahap awal sedang diuji coba pada dua rangkaian perjalanan. Pejabat MTA mengonfirmasi bahwa pada jam-jam sibuk seperti pulang kantor lebih banyak penumpang yang berdiri, itu pun sudah melebihi dari daya muat yang seharusnya. Agar memberi ketegasan, bangku lipat akan dikunci oleh petugas pada jam-jam sibuk, dan kunci akan dilepas pada jam-jam lengang.Di tahap awal, MTA mencoba foldable seat ini untuk rute jarak pendek dari stasiun Third Ave. Penerapan kursi lipat ternyata juga terkait dengan urusan keamanan, pasalnya akibat usaha berdesakan penumpang masuk ke dalam kereta, tak jarang ada insiden di sekitar pintu otomatis. Dengan adanya kursi lipat, maka akan lebih banyak penumpang yang bisa dibawa dan pergerakan lalu lintas penumpang di kabin kereta menjadi lebih lapang.Rasanya-rasanya ide penerapan kursi lipat di New York bisa menjadi contoh untuk KRL Jabodetabek. Bagaimana, Apakah Anda setuju?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Beragam usaha dilakukan operator kereta komuter untuk bisa mengangkut penumpang secara maksimal di jam-jam padat (peak hours). Namun faktanya antara kebutuhan dan kapasitas sulit untuk sejalan di momen tersebut, alhasil pada peak hours lazim terlihat antrian penumpang yang mengular panjang di peron stasiun.Baca juga: Tingkatkan Keamanan di Peron, Stasiun MRT Jakarta Akan Dilengkapi Platform Screen DoorsPun lebih-lebih di dalam kabin kereta, sudah jamak bila ratusan penumpang saling tergencet hingga kehabisan nafas. Penambahan jumlah rangkaian dan frekuensi perjalanan menjadi jurus standar yang biasa diupayakan, tapi toh strategi tersebut ada batasannya, operator kereta tak bisa sembarangan menambah jumlah rangkaian dan frekuensi perjalanan.last_img read more

first_imgFriday at No. 14 North Georgia – 6:00 pm ET/5:00 pm CTLive Stats | Live VideoSaturday vs. Georgia College – 4:00 pm ET/3:00 pm CTLive StatsAfter opening the season with two wins at the GSC-SIAC Challenge in Valdosta, Ga. last week, the UWF women’s basketball team returns to the Peach State for the UNG Nighthawk Classic. UWF will face No. 14 North Georgia on Friday and Georgia College on Saturday.This will be the seventh season under the direction of Stephanie Lawrence Yelton. The 1996 North Carolina graduate has a 110-70 record at UWF, which includes one Elite Eight and three NCAA Tournaments in the last five seasons, along with two-consecutive GSC title game appearances.A year ago, UWF went 18-12 overall and 11-9 in league play as the Argos advanced to the GSC Championship game for the second-straight season. The Argos return two starters and four letterwinners from 2017-18, in addition to 2017 All-America Toni Brewer, who redshirted last season.ABOUT NORTH GEORGIA* UNG is 2-0 following a pair of wins over Emanuel and Lees-McRae in the Peach Belt-Conference Carolinas Crossover event in Young Harris, Ga. The Nighthawks won both games by an average of 31.5 points per game. * Julianne Sutton averages 21.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg to lead three players in double figures. Amber Skidgel posted 13.6 points and 6.5 boards, while Tamera Thorpe put up 12.5 points and 10.5 rebounds.* UNG leads the series 1-0 after claiming an 83-79 win on Nov. 17, 2012 in Dahlonega. ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE* Georgia College is 0-2 after dropping games against No. 21 Wingate and Anderson last weekend. They will play No. 3 Carson Newman on Friday before facing the Argonauts on Saturday. The Bobcats are averaging 61.0 points per game and shooting 38 percent from the floor. They have been outrebounded by an average of 43-31 in those games.* GC leads the series 1-0, earning a 66-56 decision on Nov. 16, 2012 in Dahlonega.NIEMAN WITH STRONG WEEKENDSenior F Halee Nieman averaged 18 points & 8 rebounds in neutral site wins over Albany State (72-43) and Fort Valley State (75-50). She is one of just two players in the GSC to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. She shot 59 pct from the field over the two games and was 13-of-17 (77 pct) at the FT line. She had 20p/9r on 6-of-9 shooting vs. Albany and 16p/7r on 4-of-8 shooting vs. FVSU.HULMI HAS IMPRESSIVE COLLEGIATE OPENER True freshman Fanny Hulmi started both games last week and averaged 9 pts, 7 rebs, 2 ast, 1.5 stl & 0.5 blk. She had 12p/10r/2a/1s in the opener against Albany State for her first career double-double and followed that with 6p/4r/2a/2s/1b a day later against FVSU.GSC FEATURES 20-GAME SCHEDULE* The 2018-19 Gulf South Conference schedule will have teams play 20 league games for the second-consecutive season. Each of the 13 teams will play the other 12 once, with eight opponents in a home-and-away series.* UWF’s single-game opponents are its first four league games – Christian Brothers and Union at home and UAH and Lee on the road. UWF PICKED THIRD IN GSC PRESEASON COACHES POLL* The UWF women’s basketball team received one first-place vote and was picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference preseason poll. * UWF is coming off an 18-12 2017-18 campaign that saw the Argonauts go 11-9 in conference play before advancing to the GSC Championship game for the second-consecutive season.* Defending regular-season and tournament champion Union was picked first with 10 first-place votes and 142 total points. Valdosta State received two first-place votes and 124 points, just three ahead of UWF’s 121.* Lee was fourth with 115 points, while West Georgia, West Alabama and Delta State were in a close group of fifth through seventh. Alabama Huntsville and Christian Brothers tied for eighth, followed by Mississippi College, Auburn-Montgomery, Shorter and Montevallo.BREWER, NIEMAN NAMED PRESEASON ALL-GSC* Seniors Toni Brewer and Halee Nieman were each named to the 5-person preseason All-GSC team in a vote by the league’s head coaches.* Brewer, who redshirted in 2017-18, was an Honorable Mention All-America selection as a junior in 2016-17 when she averaged 13.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, while registering 19 double-doubles. The Huntsville, Alabama native enters her final season with 1,149 points and 866 rebounds.* Nieman was a Second Team All-GSC selection last year and is the second-leading returning scorer in the league with 14.7 points per game. She had five double-doubles and scored in double figures in 23 times.YELTON IN HER SEVENTH SEASON IN PENSACOLA* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton is in her seventh season at UWF in 2018-19 and has a 110-70 overall record. Her 110 wins rank third in program history.* The Argonauts have five-consecutive winning seasons and have averaged 20.4 wins in those five years.* The 102 wins in the last five seasons are the most in any 5-year stretch in program history.YELTON NAMED TO WBCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton was voted onto the WBCA Board of Directors as one of two Division II representatives in the summer. The BOD has eight members of the Executive Committee and 21 board members from all levels of women’s college basketball.* This is her first stint with the board and adds to her resume that includes serving on the NCAA South Region Advisory Committee and as a voter on the WBCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.FORMER DIVISION I HEAD COACH JOINS UWF COACHING STAFF* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton added former Presbyterian head coach Todd Steelman to her staff in the off season. The Blue Hose won 25 games overall and 19 Big South Conference contests during his time at the Clinton, S.C. school.* Former assistant coach LaQuanda Quick was named the head coach at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgSumber: Setelah beberapa waktu yang lalu salah satu penumpang dari Singapore Airlines memaparkan bahwa drinya merasa diawasi oleh kamera yang terletak di layar hiburan seat back, kini para penumpang yang berada di Amerika Serikat (AS) juga harus mempersiapkan diri guna menghadapi kenyataan yang serupa dengan penumpang Singapore Airlines tersebut – dimana eksistensi dari kamera pada layar hiburan bisa saja mengganggu kenyamanan saat mengudara.Baca Juga: Penumpang Keluhkan Ada ‘Kamera Tersembunyi’ di Layar Hiburan Singapore AirlinesSebagaimana yang dikutip dari laman (10//5/2019), bagi para penumpang layanan penerbangan Negeri Paman Sam dihimbau untuk tidak kaget apabila melihat ada stiker atau lakban/selotip yang menutupi kamera di layar hiburan. Hadirnya stiker atau benda melekat lain untuk menutupi kamera ini merupakan tindak lanjut dari kemarahan penumpang Singapore Airlines yang telah disebutkan di atas. Ya, berita tentang kamera yang dikhawatirkan akan merekam data pribadi penumpang ini dengan sangat cepat menyebar dan menjadi viral dan penumpang yang merasa tidak nyaman akibat hadirnya kamera ini langsung menutupinya dengan menggunakan benda melekat. Sejurus sesaat pemberitaan ini menyebar, pihak Singapore Airlines tidak menampik bahwa benda yang disangkakan kamera ini memang benar adanya, hanya saja kamera tersebut berada dalam kondisi nonaktif.Kendati beda benua, namun tiga raksasa aviasi Negeri Paman Sam, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, dan United Airlines juga memiliki kamera yang terletak pada posisi yang sama dengan di Singapore Airlines. Sekira bulan Maret 2019 kemarin, dua Senator Amerika menuntut agar delapan maskapai yang beroperasi di bawah bendera Amerika mengungkapkan apakah mereka merupakan maskapai yang mengoperasikan kamera di layar hiburannya atau bukan.Kendati mendapatka tekanan dengan nada yang serupa dengan penumpang Singapore Airlines, namun ke-delapan maskapai ini bersikeras bahwa kendati kamera yang menebarkan teror tersendiri terhadap penumpang, namun mereka tidak pernah mengoperasikannya – apalagi untuk mengambil data penumpang secara ilegal.Baca Juga: Khawatir Identitas Anda ‘Terekam’ oleh Kamera di Layar Hiburan? Tutupi Pakai Plester Luka Saja!Entah apa yang melandasi ketakutan para penumpang yang mengecam hadirnya kamera pada layar hiburan di pesawat – apakah mereka khawatir pihak maskapai akan merekan kegiatannya selama mengudara, atau bahkan yang lebih rumit lagi, mengambil data pribadi dengan metode gabungan Face Recognizing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKamera In-Flight Entertainment, Berbahayakah atau Malah Menguntungkan?15/04/2019In “Featured”Penumpang Keluhkan Ada ‘Kamera Tersembunyi’ di Layar Hiburan Singapore Airlines21/02/2019In “Featured”Khawatir Identitas Anda ‘Terekam’ oleh Kamera di Layar Hiburan? Tutupi Pakai Plester Luka Saja!27/02/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korea, Italy and Russia secured the other three Athens berths available at this tournament. South Korea beat Nigeria in straight sets, while Italy came from behind to beat Russia 3-2 and Thailand downed Puerto Rico 3-0. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Undefeated Japan notched its sixth straight win at the women’s volleyball final qualifying tournament for this summer’s Athens Olympics with a 3-1 win over Taiwan on Saturday. World No. 7 Japan, which booked its tickets to Athens on Friday, dropped the first set but came storming back to win its penultimate game and secure top spot in the eight-team competition.last_img

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Intense match: Japan’s Saori Kimura and Brazil’s Sheilla Castro compete at the net in the semifinals of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship on Saturday. | KYODO PHOTO In one of the greatest matches in volleyball history, Brazil rallied from two sets down to outlast Japan 3-2 (22-25, 33-35, 25-22, 25-22 and 15-11) in a 2-hour, 20-minute marathon semifinal on Saturday in the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.With the victory, Brazil secures a spot in Sunday’s championship match against Russia.center_img The threesome of Sheilla Castro, Natalia Pereira and Fabiana Claudino all finished with more than 20 points in Brazil’s thrilling victory, which was witnessed by an announced crowd of 11,000. Sheilla and Natalia registered 25 and 23 points, respectively, while captain Fabiana added 20 to the winning effort. Thaisa and Jaqueline each charted 12 points.The Olympic champions were particularly effective at the net where they recorded 21 blocks.Japan’s Yukiko Ebata and Saori Kimura compiled 29 and 25 points, respectively, while Ai Yamamoto tallied 11 points.Ebata said, “We tried to win with all the members of our team. I thought we did very well in the first two sets. Brazil came out very strong and they really showed they are the No. 1 team in the world. . . . We still have a chance for a medal tomorrow, and I believe that definitely we can win tomorrow.”After the match, the Brazilians agreed it was a tough encounter.“It was a very difficult match,” Brazil coach Jose Guimaraes said. “Japan played a very good match, they really raised the level of their game. They attacked our second line of defense at the back. Ebata and Kimura overwhelmed us.“Japan prepared for Brazil very well. Our blocks and defending didn’t always go well. Our concentration wasn’t always focused throughout such a long match, but in the fifth set, we could play our volleyball. Our players came up with three very important blocks in the tiebreaker.”Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe praised his players’ effort.“I thought our players had incredible concentration tonight, and our defense was especially good.”He added: “Our serves were especially good in the first two sets, and we started the first half of the match very well. When they put Thaisa (Menezes) in, we couldn’t break their serve, and that was a big reason we lost.” In the deciding fifth set, Saori’s deflected spike equalized for Japan at 2-2, but Mai Yamaguchi and Yoshie Takeshita couldn’t dig out a loose ball off the net. Kimura made a great block but hoisted a serve long.Moments later, Takeshita’s reflexes saved a rally, which Brazil won at the net to go up 7-5. Castro’s block sent her spinning in ecstasy, as Brazil surged to 8-5, its biggest lead of the match. With Japan appearing to run out of steam, Natalia smacked home a spike to go 10-6. But Ebata answered for Japan, and Inoue’s block shaved the lead down to 10-8. Castro soared for a spike to 11-8, and Natalia blasted another from the left wing for 12-8. Ebata couldn’t dig out a ball out of bounds, and Japan appeared on the edge of defeat at 13-8. Kimura kept Japan’s hope alive with a spike to 13-9. But again, Natalia simply overpowered Japan’s defense, to give Brazil match point at 14-9.Japan saved one match point, and then Brazil seemed ready to celebrate when Kimura came out of nowhere to save a ball out of bounds and make it 15-11. But Fabiana finally ended a marathon match with a spike, giving Brazil a 15-11 set and the match, after 2 hours and 20 minutes of top-notch competition. Russia triumphsKyodo News Defending champion Russia scored a four-sets victory over the United States in a hard-hitting semifinal Saturday to advance to the gold medal match at the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship.Russia prevailed 25-16, 13-25, 25-19, 25-21 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium and will meet Brazil in Sunday’s final.Towering Ekaterina Gamova led Russia with 22 points while veteran Liubov Shashkova and Tatiana Kosheleva registered 18 and 16 points respectively.“I’m not totally pleased with the quality of our game today. Today’s game was more about mental toughness than technical skill. We didn’t really change our overall strategy, and that’s why we won,” said Russia coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin.American Destinee Hooker finished with a match-high 23 points. Three other U.S. players compiled double digits, with Jordan Larson, Foluke Akinradewo and Heather Bown notching 15, 12 and 10 but their efforts proved ultimately fruitless.“They were better than us today,” said U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon. “From our end, I thought we tried to implement some plans and systems, but at the end of the day, the Russian team is quite physical, and they can do some things that other teams in the world cannot.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Sunday will see the reverse singles and the doubles. Japan lost its first two matches against Argentina as their Fed Cup, World Group II fixture got under way on Saturday in Buenos Aires.Kurumi Nara fell 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-4 to Maria Irigoyen to open the best-of-five, first-round tie on red clay at the Pilara Tennis Club. Misaki Doi also lost in three sets, going down 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Paula Ormaechea.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

first_imgBeach Handball By Mike Rowbottom Defending champions Croatia maintained their 100 per cent record at the Beach Handball World Championships in the Russian city of Kazan as they inflicted a first defeat on Spain to confirm they will meet Denmark in the men’s quarter-finals. A 2-1 result left Croatia top of the main round Group I in this International Handball Federation event at the Beach Sport Complex. Second-placed Spain now play Brazil, who finished third in Group II after being beaten 2-1 by the Danes. Hosts Russia face Hungary in their quarter-final following a surprise 2-1 defeat by bottom team Oman in Group II. Hungary secured third place in Group I with a concluding 2-1 win over Iran, although the latter team still squeezed through to a quarter-final against Sweden, who finished top of Group II despite an unexpected 2-0 defeat by second-from-bottom Qatar. In the consolation round group, the United States defeated Australia 2-0 to finish top. Australia finished second ahead of Argentina, who defeated New Zealand 2-0. Meanwhile in the women’s competition, defending champions Spain maintained their perfect record, confirming their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Poland, who finished one place behind them in the main round Group I. Spain will now meet Denmark, who took the fourth and final qualifying spot in Group II with a 2-0 win over Thailand. The Russian hosts go through to meet Greece in the quarter-finals after winning their final match, against Vietnam, 2-0. The Greeks finished third in Group I with a concluding 2-1 win over Uruguay, while Paraguay took fourth place after defeating Chinese Taipei 2-1 in their final match and now meet the Group II top team, Brazil. The Brazilians finished their group campaign with a 2-0 win over Norway, France confirmed their top place in the consolation round table with a 2-0 win over Australia, who finished second. A 2-0 defeat by Uruguay left the US bottom of the group.last_img read more