Share LocalNews Cultural plaza to symbolize Dominica/China friendship by: – December 11, 2013 38 Views 7 comments The plaza which is about 650 square feet will include a fitness area for exercising, a playground, six “good quality stone chairs” and small drum-shaped chairs, and a statute.A Chinese company is currently constructing a cultural plaza on Goodwill Road, Roseau as a gift to the people of Dominica and a symbol of the friendship that exists between both countries.China Railway 17 Bureau Corporation Limited completed its main project- the West Coast rehabilitation road project last year.“It’s a gift from China because of the long time we’re here and we have good relationship, cooperation with the local people, not only the Public Works and other departments of the government,” manager of the company, Alex Chi told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.“During the four years, the local people of Dominica have worked very good with us, we have very good cooperation and we completed the main project last year so we prepare a gift”.He explained that Chinese Ambassador Wang Zonglai mentioned to them that they should give a gift to symbolize the friendship that exists between both countries. The plaza which is about 650 square feet will include a fitness area for exercising, a playground, six “good quality stone chairs” and small drum-shaped chairs, and a statute.“The statute will be one boy, one girl, one Dominican and one Chinese hand in hand and they will set free the pigeon of peace together which symbolize the peace of the world and the friendship of both countries,” Shi noted. The materials which came from China is estimated at a cost of over EC$150, 000. He anticipates that the plaza should be completed by January 2014.“During the process of working here for the past three years they get the support of the local people so this gift of the cultural plaza is a symbol of their appreciation to the Dominican people,” press attaché to Chinese Embassy, Yu Zisen stated.Zisen noted that all the projects are funded by the Chinese Government which allocated the funds to the company. The Company has also been contracted to construct two bus stands, one on the Goodwill Road across the Public Works Corporation and the other on the Dominica/China Friendship Bridge in Baytown.The construction of a public convenience in Baytown (in the new bus stand) and about 200 meters of drainage opposite the Woodbridge Bay Port is also part of the Company’s gift to the people of Dominica.[nggallery id = 425]Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet
Share LocalNews PM Skerrit will not debate UWP leader by: – September 19, 2014 Sharing is caring! 100 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed that he will not debate the leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton.Mr Linton has, on several occasions, invited Mr Skerrit to join him for a public debate as is done in the United States leading up to election campaigns.Mr Skerrit, who was a guest on the radio program ‘Focus on Government’ on September 19, 2014, said he would not debate Mr Linton and questioned whose ideas he would be debating.It was revealed last week that Mr Linton had quoted material from a speech presented by Allan Chastanet, UWP leader in St Lucia on two separate occasions.“I mean if all your major speeches that you have given are other people’s ideas and their vision and their philosophy and their ideology, whose ideas would we be debating,” Mr Skerrit questioned.Mr Skerrit informed that the vision and ideas he articulates for the country comes about from the Labour Party and the leadership of the Labour Party.“When we articulate a vision…or we develop a program…we explain to you, so these are our ideas, as a matter of fact we can go to the Registry and patent it,” Mr Skerrit said.However, he said the same could not be said in relation to his opponent.“But which ideas are you going to be debating? The man has been stealing people’s words and ideas and philosophy and vision so I would be debating Chastanet’s ideas for St. Lucia”.Mr Skerrit further stated that Mr Linton “has not taken time to read” the IMF reports, World Bank reports or the ECCB reports.“He has not engaged himself in any serious, honest discussion and I don’t see myself engaging in discussion with Lennox Linton about Dominica because he has not demonstrated, in my respectful view, any ability to articulate his own words”.“I don’t think he can ever pen it because he is a lazy fella, I don’t think I would want to sit down and debate Lennox Linton on any issue because these are not his ideas,” the Prime Minister said.General election is constitutionally due by May 2015.Dominica Vibes News
2013 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift ProjectRoseau, Dominica – (December 17th, 2014) – Dominica will once again benefit from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift Project for the Caribbean’s underprivileged Children. Dominica has benefited from this program for the past twenty (20) years. The program is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal.The Holiday Gift Program was designed to reach out to FCCA‘s partners in the Caribbean, by providing holiday gifts to underprivileged children in foster homes, or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be possible. Last year (2013) Over 30 destinations participated in the program, with over 7,000 children receiving holiday gifts.Gift Items will be brought in to Dominica by crew personnel aboard the MV Celebrity Equinox, which is scheduled to berth at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on December 18th 2014. To celebrate the event a ceremony will take place at the Public Service Union Building, at 10:00am. Two Hundred (200) children under the Child’s Fund Caribbean Program will be recipients of this year’s gifts. This will comprise of children from the western and eastern villages on island.We are grateful to our local sponsors –Fine Foods Inc., Dawn Symes Catering Services, Kendra Bazil, Springfield Trading and Combine Taxi Inc, for their generous contributions towards the event and look forward to their continued support in the future.Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism thank FCCA for their continued efforts in bringing holiday cheer to underprivileged children throughout the Caribbean, and pledge continued support to this program, and others in the future. Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Dominica to benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2014 by: – December 17, 2014 193 Views no discussions Share Share
Agilent’s collaborative work with CMRI on C-RAN also reflects the strong commitment by Agilent in China to support industry leaders in the development of next-generation wireless technologies. Agilent Technologies Inc. agreed to collaborate with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI). The 2 companies signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing today to initiate a collaboration that will focus on developing technology and test methods for a next-generation cloud-based radio access network, or C-RAN. C-RAN is a new approach to network design using a centralized, collaborative, cloud-based radio access network to build an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, intelligent network. Agilent and CMRI believe that this initiative could lead to a new network design standard for China and for the global wireless network industry. It is anticipated that the new C-RAN architecture will include multiple wireless standards such as GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, and TD-LTE-Advanced, they will centralize signal processing in the cloud through a high-speed optical fiber link and would support eight antennas in a single base station, coordinated multipoint transmission and reception (CoMP), and general-purpose processors for wireless data processing. “Our working relationship with CMRI in the C-RAN initiative will allow Agilent and CMRI to lead the development of a new architecture and test methods required for long-term success throughout the value chain,” said Andy Botka, Agilent vice president and general manager of the Microwave and Communication Division. “This collaboration will help C-RAN developers solve challenging technical problems before the network is built and perform troubleshooting in the central office before C-RAN is deployed in the field.” “C-RAN is the green radio access network initiated by China Mobile with the aim of large capacity, low cost and high power efficiency,” said Dr. Chihlin I, chief scientist of CMRI. “With the addition of Agilent, the world’s leading testing and measurement instrument vendor, C-RAN has formed a complete industry chain from communication vendor to IT vendors to testing vendors to mobile operators. It’s believed that with the close cooperation of the industry, realization of C-RAN will soon be possible.” Agilent will also provide baseband measurement solutions to enable wireless signal-fading emulation and analysis, to help the C-RAN developers test the performance of the new baseband units in the cloud. Agilent’s and China Mobile’s respective research groups also plan to explore data processing and measurement capability on general-purpose processors.
Police investigators said prior to the shootout, a drug buy-bust operation was conducted. Agsam allegedly fired his .38-caliber pistol at the cops who were about to arrest him around 4 p.m. on Sept. 2. This prompted the policemen to retaliate.The suspect sustained a gunshot wound on the right leg and was brought to a hospital in this city. Suspected shabu weighing about 40 grams and his gun, among others, were recovered, the investigators added. An antidrug officer inspects items seized from a man in an entrapment operation in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City Wednesday afternoon. RDEU-6 BACOLOD City – A suspected pusher was wounded in an alleged shootout with police authorities in Barangay Bata. He was resident Erwin Agsam, a police report showed. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against Agsam./PN
RelatedLucio pulls bills after backlashBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) has pulled two education bills from consideration by the Texas Senate after they received intense backlash from local educators. The proposed bills, SB 2112 and SB 2113, specifically targeted the school districts of Cameron County. SB 2112…March 31, 2017In “News”Letters to the Editor for August 23, 2018Special to the PRESS Editor, I have a question: what is the update on the Yacht Club? I know it was sold to a private individual. I come to Port Isabel several times a year for extended periods and have always made a visit to see the building. The first…August 24, 2018In “News”Island weighs indirect impacts of Hurricane HarveyBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Marketing strategies to attract visitors to South Padre Island and let them know the Island is still open for business dominated the discussion during the Wednesday, Sept. 20 South Padre Island City Council meeting. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Director Keith Arnold led the…September 22, 2017In “News” Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe first orders of business for the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees at Tuesday’s meeting was to pass several resolutions in response to legislation currently under consideration by the 85th Legislature of Texas.The board unanimously opposed efforts to divert public education money away from public schools and towards a private school voucher program. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lisa Garcia described the proposed “school choice” legislation as a, “systematic way of removing public funds into the private school realm.”She added that private schools are not held to the same standards as public schools, and that, in a year when education funding will not be receiving any increases, a bill that would pull $142 million from the State’s General Fund would be counterproductive.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GUANGZHOU, China – Japan came from behind to edge South Korea 3-2 in the women’s first round Tuesday and reach the knockout stage of the World Team Table Tennis Championships with a perfect record. Ai Fukuhara got the team off to a shaky start, falling 3-0 to Dang Ye Seo in the first match before national champion Sayaka Hirano beat Moon Hyun Jung 3-2. Japan leads Group D with a 4-0 record after three days. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
Former world number one Andy Murray earned his first ATP tour singles victory in nearly nine months with a 6-3 6-7(6) 6-1 victory over American Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Zhuhai Championships in China.Murray, whose last win on the tour came in Brisbane prior to the Australian Open had won two matches on the lower-level Challenger Tour at the Rafa Nadal Open at the end of last month as part of his comeback from hip resurfacing surgery.He had also claimed victory in doubles tournaments, including both men’s and mixed at Wimbledon before he began playing singles competitions at the beginning of August.Defeating the world number 69 showed progress from Murray having lost to the same man in North Carolina in August.“After the operation in January it’s been difficult and it was undecided at times about whether I wanted to keep going or not,” Murray told reporters after claiming his first win on the tour since a hip resurfacing procedure that threatened to end his career prematurely.“But I’m really glad that I can actually get the win today and hopefully I’ll be able to keep going.“Tonight I was hitting the ball well, movement was I think pretty good… I served well. Obviously there’s things that I feel I can do better, but it was definitely progress.“Now I’m tired and fatigued. [My] muscles are tired from playing the match, but in terms of how my hip feels, that feels really good.”The 32-year-old fired 13 aces and did not face a single break point in the match and although he missed the opportunity of a match point in the second-set tie-break, he regrouped to race through the decider and complete victory in two hours and 41 minutes in humid conditions.The Scot, now ranked 413, will play Australian world number 31 and seventh seed Alex de Minaur in the second round.RelatedMurray Sees Off Pablo Cuevas To Make Antwerp Q/FOctober 17, 2019In “Tennis”Andy Murray Seeks More Playing Time To Face Old Rivals Nadal, FedererSeptember 14, 2019In “Tennis”Tennis: Murray Overcomes Wawrinka To Win First Title Since Hip SurgeryOctober 21, 2019In “Tennis”
Gold sponsor of the national senior women’s football team, the Reggae Girlz, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), invited the team and members of the Greenwich All-Age football team to a last hurrah lunch and dribble social on Child’s Day, Friday, May 17.In a much needed change of pace, the Reggae Girlz were given an opportunity to relax and rap with the younger footballers. Coach Hue Menzies, who was also invited, encouraged the young ballers to seek the guidance of the Reggae Girlz and ask all the questions they might have about a career in sport.He commended #TeamSupreme for the activation that allowed the Reggae Girlz to participate in social outreach and connect with the next generation.Supreme Ventures President and CEO Ann-Dawn Young Sang said that the entire nation is proud of the achievements of the Girlz. MORE THAN SPONSORS “We are proud of the achievements of our Girlz, and we stand behind them in every way we can. But I see this as more of a partnership than just a sponsorship. We celebrated you earlier this week at the French Embassy, but today, we want you to work with us in this outreach effort,” she said.Friday’s event was intended to connect and impact the future of Jamaica’s female footballers with the history-making Reggae Girlz. The Greenwich All-Age girls got the opportunity to ask the Reggae Girlz questions about their journey as international footballers and their training habits and life in the spotlight, which the Girlz were quick to answer. The SVL team, which came out in their numbers, were encouraged by the showing of the Reggae Girlz and the Greenwich All-Age footballers as the interaction was very impactful for all.In addition to the rap session, both teams took to the lawns of The Jamaica Pegasus, where they played a scrimmage game.State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Alando Terrelonge commended SVL for the initiative and reiterated the Government’s support for the Reggae Girlz on their journey to France while wishing them success at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.On May 14, Supreme Ventures hosted the entire squad and technical team along with the top brass of the Jamaica Football Federation at the French Embassy under the patronage of Ambassador Denys Wibeaux.
The Gamecock softball team lost its Tallahassee Regional opener 4-1 to UCF Friday.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 13/14 UCF (49-7) pitchers tossed six shutout innings, and three unearned runs helped the Knights claim a 4-1 victory over South Carolina in the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional at the Seminole Softball Complex at JoAnne Graf Field.The Knights loaded the bases in the fourth on two hit-by-pitches and a walk, the last two reaching with two outs. Maddy Schroeder poked one to shortstop and beat the throw to break the scoreless tie, and a Gamecock throwing error on the next batter allowed two more to come home, giving UCF the 3-0 lead. The lead grew to 4-0 in the fifth on Jessica Ujvari’s RBI single to left.South Carolina (37-21) scored on a pair of doubles by junior Alaynie Page and sophomore Victoria Williams in the seventh, but it was too late.Much like the February meeting, the Gamecocks had ample opportunities to score but couldn’t come through. Twice, South Carolina left the bases loaded. In the second, three straight walks brought up the top of the Gamecocks’ order with one down, but a grounder and a foul out ended that threat. An inning later, the bases were loaded with two outs, but UCF starter Mackenzie Audas got her third strikeout to finish the inning. South Carolina drew five walks in the first three innings against Audas but could not score.Turnier (25-6) picked up the win in relief, tossing three shutout innings before allowing the one earned run in the seventh. Gamecock sophomore Nickie Blue (20-8) took the loss, allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, two walks and two hit batters in four innings of work. She struck out three.