Cabinet approves military funeral for Corporal Marian George Jno Lewis

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 396 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Cabinet approves military funeral for Corporal Marian George Jno Lewis by: – December 9, 2011 Share Corporal Marian Jno. Lewis. Photo credit: Dominica Source The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has announced that Cabinet has approved a military funeral for Corporal Marian George Jno Lewis of Salisbury on Saturday 10th December, 2011.Corporal Jno. Lewis who battled with leukemia for several months, died at the age of forty-one at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados on Friday 25th November, 2011 and her body was escorted to Dominica by the Regional Security Systems on Saturday 28th November, 2011.According to a news release by the Police Force, “Wednesday 7th December to Saturday 10th December, 2011 have been declared as National Days of Mourning and National flags shall be flown at half-mast on all Police Stations during that period.”The body of Corporal Marian George Jno. Lewis will be laid for viewing at the Police Headquarters from 12:00 to 2:00 on Friday 9th December, 2011 with public viewing from 1:30 pm.Body of Corporal Marian George Jno. Lewis being escorted at the Melvine Hall AirportThe body will also be laid for viewing on Saturday at the St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Salisbury from 2:00 to 2:30pm and the funeral service will commence at 2:30 pm to be followed by interment at the St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.As part of the military funeral Corporal Jno Lewis will receive twenty-one gun salutes.The Government Music Lover’s Band is also expected to play at the service.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Australian Open: Smoke delays unlikely, say organisers

first_imgSmoke from bushfires is unlikely to delay the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam, organisers said on Tuesday, insisting they have pulled out all the stops to protect the health and safety of players. With the opening major of 2020 due to start at January 20, Melbourne has been blanketed by haze in recent days from blazes burning to the east – part of Australia’s bushfire crisis that has left 25 people dead. Australian Open defending champion Novak Djokovic has said smoke delays cannot be ruled out Novak Djokovic, president of the ATP players council, said organisers should consider delaying the tournament, as a last resort, if conditions did not improve. But Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley said he did not see this as likely. “There has been a lot of speculation about whether the smoke from the bushfires will affect the Australian Open,” he said. “All the information we have at the moment, with qualifying coming up next week, is that the forecast is good, we don’t expect any delays and we’ve implemented additional measures to ensure the Australian Open will be able to run as scheduled.” Tiley said that while images of the fires, which have destroyed hundreds of properties, were distressing, there was no danger to people in Melbourne. “The closest fires are several hundred kilometres (miles) from the city,” he said, while stressing that the health and safety of players, staff and fans was a priority. “We’ve committed substantial extra resources to analysis, monitoring and logistics to ensure this throughout the tournament,” he said. Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt World number one Rafael Nadal indicated he would be one of the players taking part in a fund-raising exhibition match for fire victims ahead of the Australian Open Every ace hit at the tournament will see Aus$100 ($69) donated to victims, while several players have individually pledged more. Tennis Australia has also arranged a fund-raising exhibition match at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on January 15, ahead of the Australian Open, with “the world’s top players” taking part. World number one Rafael Nadal indicated he would be one of them, calling the bushfire devastation “a super-sad situation”. “From my side we will do things to try to raise money for this terrible thing… so I am here to help in any way that is possible and I’m sure we will be able to, together with the rest of the players, help to raise important money for this disaster,” Nadal said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “There will be meteorological and air quality experts on site to analyse all available live data and assess in real-time the air quality at Melbourne Park, and we always work closely with our medical personnel and other local experts.” – ‘Super-sad’ – Any smoke hazards would be treated in a similar way to extreme heat and rain, with umpires able to stop play if air monitoring shows it is too dangerous to continue. But as Melbourne Park has three roofed stadiums and eight other indoor courts, the chances of major delays appear minimal. The fires have been a key talking point at the ongoing ATP Cup in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth with tennis stars and other sports personalities getting behind a drive to raise money to help.last_img read more

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Indiana Pork Donates to State Food Bank

first_imgNon-profit Indiana Pork donates 7500 pounds of pork to food bank.INDIANAPOLIS –Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has received a donation from Indiana Pork.In partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the group donated 7,500 pounds of ground pork to the food bank.The donation is possible through a successful fundraising campaign during the state fair.Indiana Pork is a not-for-profit association representing Indiana’s 3,000 family pork farmers.last_img read more

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Keane keeps focus on team goals

first_img The 34-year-old Republic of Ireland skipper helped himself to a hat-trick with a clinical display of finishing in Saturday evening’s 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar to take his tally in European qualifiers to 21, one more than Turkey’s Hakan Sukur. In the process, he increased his record career total for Ireland to 65, just three fewer than West Germany legend Gerd Muller and six behind Miroslav Klose, who recently announced his retirement from international football. Robbie Keane modestly shrugged off his goalscoring feats after establishing himself as the top marksman in European Championship qualifying history. But Keane, who famously rarely remembers details of the games in which he has played, later insisted personal milestones were not at the forefront of his mind. Asked if he was aware of the company he is keeping, he said: “I get messages from people telling me – my brother tells me all the time. “He texts me and my mates text me, but I genuinely couldn’t tell you who’s even close to me on it. That’s being honest. I know Klose – that’s as far as I know. “Honestly, I don’t really think about it. Like I said, I get messages from people, but personally I don’t really think about it. “I never think about what’s happened before, I never think about what’s going to happen in the future because I can’t predict what’s going to happen in the future. “The past is the past. I scored those goals, but I’m so focused on what I’m doing now that I’m not really interested in anybody else, to be honest.” Keane made his senior international debut as a 17-year-old against the Czech Republic in March 1998, and scored for the first time in a green shirt against Malta in the October of the same year. Former strike-partner Niall Quinn, whose then record of 21 goals he surpassed a decade ago to the day on Monday, knew from those early days that the Republic had a real talent on their hands, but the Los Angeles Galaxy hitman’s record is little short of phenomenal. Keane, who has nevertheless attracted criticism for his performances at times in recent years, is the nation’s most-capped player with his latest hat-trick marking a 136th appearance, and he has insisted he will keep on turning up for as long as he is wanted and feels able to contribute. Defender John O’Shea has little doubt how important the Dubliner remains to his country. O’Shea said: “People will obviously crib because they are desperate to knock Robbie as soon as they can, but believe me he is an absolute legend, purely because of his goalscoring, his finishing. “He still has to put those chances away, in the right place at the right time. He’s a special, special player and still will be for years to come.” In the short term, the focus for both men is a trip to Gelsenkirchen and Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against World champions Germany, who slipped to a shock 2-0 defeat in Poland as Ireland were making merry against Gibraltar. Keane said: “It’s a tough game, completely different. Obviously the opposition it’s going to be a tough test. “Before this game [Gibraltar], our main aim was to get six points going into the Germany game and we’ve done that, so we’re going into the Germany game with a lot of confidence. “Make no mistake, we can go there and get something out of that game, there’s no question about that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Two bodies found in vehicle in canal

first_imgAuthorities in Loxahatchee Groves are currently investigating after a vehicle with two bodies inside was found overturned in a canal.The discovery was made by a passerby at 6:00 am on Friday.Vehicle in a Canal A road in Loxahatchee Groves just north of Okeechobee blvd A road is closed at Okeechobee blvd pic.twitter.com/B4QLUmUGE3— Johann Hoffend (@Chopper5WPTV) June 12, 2020 Divers were sent into the canal in attempt to rescue the individuals in the vehicle, however, it appears that neither of it’s occupants survived.No other details are available at this time.last_img read more

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Gallery: Syracuse drops 1st conference game to Pittsburgh, 72-61

first_imgComments Related Stories Grade Syracuse’s performance against Pittsburgh and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse crumbles after Dajuan Coleman fouls out in 72-61 loss to PittsburghFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 72-61 loss to PittsburghSyracuse community reacts to loss against Pittsburgh Published on December 30, 2015 at 10:55 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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On deck: Reds at Dodgers, Friday, 7:10 p.m.

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP RICH HILL (2-2, 4.15 ERA)Vs. Reds: 3-2, 4.05 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 3-3, 2.31 ERAREDS LHP AMIR GARRETT (3-4, 7.17 ERA) REDS at DODGERSWhen: 7:10 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SportsNet LA (where available)center_img Vs. Dodgers: Has never faced them beforeUPCOMINGSaturday — Reds (RHP Asher Wojciechowski, 1-0, 4.50 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Alex Wood, 6-0, 1.69 ERA), 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA, MLB Network (out of market only)Sunday — Reds (RHP Tim Adleman, 4-2, 4.42 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 2-6, 4.08 ERA), 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LAlast_img read more

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Xbox Series X: Release date, price, backwards compatibility & more for PS5 rival

first_imgThe console wars are back, this time with even higher stakes as the video game market continues to balloon.Sony on Thursday captured headlines with its PlayStation 5 information reveal. Microsoft, meanwhile, has already made many hardware specifics available for the Xbox Series X. Both systems are supposed to release during the 2020 holiday season.MORE: Reactions to PS5 revealHere are the main details of the Xbox Series X so far, and the ways Microsoft hopes to best Sony’s PS5:Xbox Series X priceThe cost of the PS5 and Xbox Series X have not been announced yet. Those decisions will be key determinants in which sells better; the Xbox One’s opening price gave Sony a huge head start in the previous battle for console supremacy. Often, cost matters the same or more to potential buyers than console specs considering both Xbox and PlayStation have been quality products for a while.Xbox Series X release dateWhile the date for Microsoft’s newest game console hasn’t been made public yet, Microsoft is expected to release the Xbox Series X around the holiday season in 2020.Will the Xbox Series X have backwards compatibility?Yes, all games from previous editions of the Xbox will be playable on the Xbox Series X.Will the new Xbox have a different controller?Yes, although the new controller will continue to have the general feel of Microsoft’s traditional controller. This one is expected to have new textured grips, an evolved D-pad and a built-in latency reduction feature.What are the standout features of the Xbox Series X?Power, baby.The Xbox Series X is supposedly twice as powerful as the Xbox One and carries more memory space and graphic potential than its predecessor. Highlights from the new system include ray-tracing technology, 8K resolution potential and variable ray shading for more stable frame rates.Xbox Series X Games Trailer: pic.twitter.com/ItFV4pxj6T— Xbox Series X News (@XboxSeriesXInfo) May 7, 2020Here’s a look at the 3rd Party Publishers working on games for the Xbox Series X. 👀 pic.twitter.com/ATCHE83T6I— Xbox Series X News (@XboxSeriesXInfo) May 7, 2020Which console is expected to sell better?Without knowing the price point of either console, it’s difficult to know how each one will fare. Plus, we don’t know whether the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 will hit any late-development bumps.That said, some experts are giving Sony the edge in their predictions so far.last_img read more

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Southland Gives Back: HBU Student-Athletes Partner with Special Olympics Texas

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season. HBU student-athletes escorted the bowling participants in the opening ceremonies while providing moral support throughout the competition. The Huskies were able to have many meaningful interactions with the competitors and their families. “The kids enjoyed spending time with our student-athletes, especially since they were the youngest individuals there,” said Heather Wyatt, HBU’s Assistant Director of Compliance and SAAC advisor. “Some of the student-athletes were able to jump in and play a few frames with the kids, which caused them (the children) even greater joy and the ability to interact.” Additionally, on Dec. 3, the track and field team volunteered at the 39th Annual Jingle Bell Express run by the Christian Community Service Center to provide new toys, books and holiday food packages to underprivileged children and their families. HOUSTON, Texas – Forty-five Houston Baptist student-athletes volunteered at the Special Olympics Bowling event Dec. 1 at Copperfield Bowling Center on the city’s northwest side. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) coordinated the Huskies’ participation for the fourth time in the last five years. The SAAC committee worked in conjunction with the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the conference’s league-wide holiday service project, which is now in its 12th year. HBU student-athletes returned to working with Special Olympics this year after taking a one-year hiatus last winter while assisting with Hurricane Harvey efforts. The tradition of the two groups working together began in 2014. Special Olympics Texas is a year-round movement, holding more than 300 competitions annually in area, regional and state levels. Event divisions are based on age, gender and ability level in order to give athletes an equal chance for success. Each participant receives a medal or ribbon following their events.last_img read more

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‘Underdog’ Cignal wary of Marinerong Pilipino in their semis series

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Cignal closes in on PVL men’s crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Photo by by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCignal HD may be the second seed, but in the eyes of coach Boyet Fernandez, his Hawkeyes are the underdogs against Marinerong Pilipino coming into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals.“We lost to Marinero twice already, in our practice game as well as in our game in the eliminations, so they are in the advantage, and we’re the underdog,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Hawkeyes lost to Skippers 66-65 on June 8. Since then, Marinerong Pilipino has beefed up its roster with Robbie Herndon, Renzo Subido, and Jun Gabriel en route to becoming the hottest team right now.“They are coming off seven straight wins. I give credit to Marinero because they really stepped up their game before the end of the eliminations. Their confidence is really high,” the seasoned mentor noted. “They hired Herndon who has been playing well. Subido brings energy to them and he really stepped up his game. It will be a different team that we’re facing in the semifinals so it will be a tough match-up for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Fernandez is looking at this best-of-three series as his players’ chance to show their championship swagger starting on Thursday for Game 1. “If you look at it, we’re the underdog. But it’s no excuse. We just have to face Marinero and hopefully we’ll make it through,” he said. “We’ll find a way to win and it will be a very exciting game. We’ll just have to enjoy that.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Fernandez looks to parade Raymar Jose for the last time before the hardworking bruiser leaves with Gilas Pilipinas for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Anything that Raymar can give us on Thursday, we’ll really appreciate it,” he said.Jose will carry the mantle for Cignal together with fellow leaders Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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