Dominica’s leader issues challenge to Cooperative Division

first_imgLocalNews Dominica’s leader issues challenge to Cooperative Division by: – April 19, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 33 Views   no discussions Tweet Hon. Roosevelt SkerritMembers of the Cooperative Division in Dominica have been issued a challenge by the country’s leader to create a “special loan facility” within that organization.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who complimented the Cooperative Division for the work which they have been doing in assisting its membership in several pertinent sectors of the society, challenged them to submit a proposal for his approval on how this loan facility could be implemented.“What I would like to put on the table and it is something that I have been thinking about, is the creation of a special loan facility with special conditions for non financial cooperatives. I am urging the cooperative society and of course the staff of the division to put that together and advise me as the minister of finance”.According to Mr. Skerrit, the Cooperative Division has demonstrated both the ability and accountability in managing resources hence he is confident that they can manage a loan facility.“I believe that you have the capacity to manage those resources yourselves so we do not have to go to the Aid Bank or the National Bank or any other institution. You have the capacity as you have demonstrated in the past to manage the resources and to manage it properly and to be able to account for any single dollar given”.Registrar of Cooperatives, Mariet Canoville.He also advised that compiling the proposal should be done urgently and avoid the common practice of “taking a long time to do things”.“We need to move with speed because time is not on our side and I am prepared to make some resources available as soon as that advice is given,” Mr. Skerrit reiterated.Meanwhile, he also commended the Registrar of Cooperatives, Mariet Canoville, for her work in spearheading the division.“One gets the sense that there has been renewed life in the Cooperative Division and there is an eagerness for people to engage more with the cooperative society across the country and I want to commend you for that leadership and commend your staff for it”. Mr. Skerrit officially launched the Cooperative’s first magazine, “Insight” on Wednesday which features pertinent information regarding various cooperative movements on the island, one of the activities to commemorate 2012 as the International Year of the Cooperatives.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Drueke gets the job done Saturday at RaceSaver Nationals

first_imgBy Greg Soukup  RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln; 4. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan.; 5. Toby Chapman, Panama; 6. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind.; 7. Michelle Melton Flower Mound, Texas; 8. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 9. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; 10. Trey Gropp, Lincoln; 11. Jason Howell, Fort Worth, Texas; 12. Shon Pointer, Grand Island; 13. Dustin Stroup, Fremont, Ohio; 14. Ryan King, Bennet; 15. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood; 16. Jacob Harris Vi­dor, Texas; 17. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa; 18. Clint Benson, Papillion; 19. Joey Danley, Lincoln. Shawn Harker was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Shawn Harker; 2. Matthew Andrews; 3. Mary Lenz; 4. Cole Wayman; 5. Gunnar Pike; 6. Mike Scheinost; 7. Adam Vrbka; 8. Joe Feyen; 9. Gary Saathoff; 10. Lane Cornwell; 11. Dion Kovar; 12. Rich Flock; 13. Buddy Ray Jones; 14. Nick Morris; 15. Amber Cook; 16. Tyler Harr; 17. Trevor Noonan; 18. Roger Sluka; 19. Jacob Slough; 20. Jacob Swanson. The top four were Drueke, Ballenger, Ledger and Snyder. Ledger was disqualified in post-race tech for refusing to tech. That moved Luke Cranston into fourth. Joining the top four to fill rows four through six Sunday for the finale were Chapman, Bradley Starrett, Michelle Melton, Adam Gullion and defending race win­ner Kevin Ramey.  That made the top four Bubak, Martin, Martens and Starrett.  “We lost a few spots because of the magneto points giving up last night, causing us to fall out running sixth. But finishing first tonight was the best that we could do, and starting 10th Sunday was the best we could hope for,” Drueke said. “We got the job done, though.” Ballenger got past Toby Chapman on a restart with 10 laps left to take second. Cody Ledger moved the 47 into the fourth spot with 8 to go and took over third the next time around. The final change in the top four came with three laps left when Stu Snyder put his no. 5S into fourth.  Drueke took over the front spot on lap 12 when Joey Danley dropped to the infield. Dusty Ballenger moved up to third after two more laps.  He’d started 11th and passed Jason Martin with 10 laps to go to for the lead. Jake Martens made a huge move three laps later, vaulting all the way to third. EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 31) – Tyler Drueke’s first win of the RaceSaver Nationals weekend paid him $700 while Jake Bubak won for the second time in as many nights Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Tyler Drueke won the Saturday RaceSaver Nationals qualifying feature at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth) Feature Results Drueke topped the qualifying feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, while Bubak scored the $1,000 Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions checkers.  Bubak, winner of the Friday night qualifier, got the job done in the Ita ROC. Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions – 1. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo.; 2. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 3. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla.; 4. Sterrett; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet; 6. Ramey; 7. Drueke; 8. Gul­lion; 9. Moore; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif.; 11, Trey Burke, League City, Texas; 12. Jacob Go­mola, Seneca, Pa.; 13. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo.; 14. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va.; 15. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn.; 16. Blake Mallory, Joshua, Texas; 17. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 18. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas; 19. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla.; 20. Ethan Barrow, Unionville, Ind. Jake Bubak’s second win of the RaceSaver Nationals weekend came in the Saturday Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions. (Photo by Joe Orth)last_img read more

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West Florida Pounded by Alabama-Huntsville

first_img Share West Florida Pounded by Alabama-Huntsville April 15, 2007 Box Score  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After inclement weather delayed the start of West Florida’s (31-13, 7-6 GSC) three-game series against Alabama-Huntsville (18-23, 2-3 GSC), the news did not get any better for the Argonauts as the Charges poured on the runs in their 12-3 victory on a cool rainy Saturday night at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Ala.West Florida jumped out to an early lead with one run in the first inning. The Argonauts scored their first of three unearned runs on the night after Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) reached on a fielding error. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) followed with a singled to right center field advancing Kohl to second and both runners would move up one base on a double steal. Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) knocked in the Argonaut run on a sacrifice fly to right field.Alabama-Huntsville responded in the bottom half of the first on a Jon Taylor RBI single scoring Clint Harrelson who was hit by pitch to lead off the inning, tying the game at 1.The Chargers took their first lead of the game in the third inning. With two outs Adam. Keenum singled through the left side of the infield and Ray Bearden followed with an RBI doubled to center field.West Florida retook the lead in the next inning. Wood singled through the left side of the infield to lead off the inning and Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) reached on a fielder’s choice, bunt, while Wood advanced to second on a muffed throw by the Chargers shortstop. Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla./ Gulf Coast CC) doubled down the left field line driving in both runners, giving the Argonauts a 3-2 lead. It would be the Argonauts final lead of the game.Alabama-Huntsville would go on to score 10 runs in the next four innings en route to the nine run victory. In the fourth the Chargers scored on a Will Staggers RBI base hit bunt to first base, which tied the game at 3. The Charges took the lead for good with a four-run fifth inning. After a hits batsman, Bearden hit a two-run home run over the left center field wall. Alabama-Huntsville added two more runs in the sixth inning on a two-run double to left field by Will Evans. The Charges wrapped up the scoring with three runs in the seventh. Two of the runs came on a Keenum single through the left side of the infield. The final run came on an RBI single by Bearden.The Chargers Kyle Dempsey (4-3) picked up the win tossing 8 and 2/3 innings. He allowed all three Argonaut runs, although none of them were earned.For the Argonauts, Jonathan Weaver (4-3) picks up his third loss of the season in four innings of work. He allowed four runs on six hits and struck out only one batter.West Florida and Alabama-Huntsville will conclude their three-game series with a double header on Sunday scheduled to being at 1 p.m. depending on the weatherPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Stephen Irby Graves

first_imgStephen Irby Graves 65, of Osgood, Indiana peacefully entered his heavenly home on April, 20, 2020.Steve was born on March 20, 1955 in Covington,KY. He attended Holmes High School in Covington, KY.  He served the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Steve spent most of his working years working at The Greater Cincinnati Airport, most recently working at Hendrix Service Station before retiring to spend cherished time with his family.Steve was a man of great faith and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Sunman. His greatest accomplishments were giving his heart to the Lord and marrying his wife Beverly of 22 years.Steve enjoyed the small things in life.  He enjoyed worshipping his Savior, Jesus Christ, spending time with his family and friends, vacationing, and watching sports.  As an avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the Kentucky Wildcats, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals.Steve had a huge heart and was well known for watching over others.  He  would be the first person to summon everyone to “get out the pool” before a storm came. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.  He called his nieces and nephews daily to check on them and often looked forward to hearing about their day.Steve will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Beverly of Osgood, his children Bill (Sarah) Hammer of Saylor Park, Jennifer (Kris) Fette of Osgood, Jessica (Bob Bordner) Hammer of Batesville, sons Derrick and Daren, his beautiful grandchildren, Laney, Lauren, Emerson, Cohen, Ava, and Georgia, many nieces and nephews and his church family.A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests In Memory contributions to be made to The First Southern Baptist Church 403 South Meridian Street Sunman, IN 47041. For more information or to send memories or condolences, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements and are honored to serve Stephen’s family.last_img read more

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Stoke probe ‘banter gone wild’

first_img Jones is believed to have reacted furiously to the incident at Stoke’s Clayton Wood training ground on Friday, which comes just two days before the club’s final Barclays Premier League match of the season at Southampton. “The club takes seriously reports of an incident at our training ground this afternoon,” the club said in a statement. “A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedures.” Stoke midfielder Brek Shea tweeted a picture of himself with the pig’s head with the words “locker room banter gone wild”. It seems the incident went beyond mere banter, however, with reports suggesting the windscreen of midfielder Glenn Whelan’s car was smashed in the wake of the grizzly discovery. When put to him by a Twitter follower that he had been responsible for the damage, Jones replied: “For your info I didn’t do that get ur info correct.” Jones’ partner, Kissa Abdullah, expressed her anger at the incident on her Twitter account, adding that the actions did not take into account religious beliefs. She wrote: “Big men acting like kids a pigs head is not a prank its just disgusting!!!!! I don’t get how was that sup 2 be funny!!!! Really??? “Where I come from that’s not anywhere close 2 funny! Esp not knowing religious beliefs. It just takes a minute to be sensitive to someone’s beliefs no one says u can’t have a sense of humour but let it be a joke! This wasn’t!” The incident comes just days after retiring Stoke striker Michael Owen had his car covered in eggs and flour by team-mates. Jones was also involved on that occasion, tweeting a picture of Owen’s car to his followers with the explanation that it was a “leaving present” for the former England star. Stoke have promised to launch an internal investigation after suggestions a pig’s head was placed in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Rebel has a cause at Galway

first_imgTrainer Mick Winters believes Rebel Fitz could “surprise a few people” if turning out in one of the major events at next week’s Galway Festival. The 10-year-old has won four of his five starts at Ballybrit, including the 2012 Galway Hurdle. He has not been seen in competitive action since landing the Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary last October, but could reappear in either the Galway Hurdle or the Galway Plate. Winters said: “He is well over three-quarters ready and we just have to push on now and see if he is up to being in the money – he won’t run just for the sake of it. “He is in top form and is a horse with no mileage up. He is fine and strong and good in himself. “He is very sound and he has been doing a lot of swimming. “He has never taken a lot to get ready and it wouldn’t be out of this world if he turned up and surprised a few people. Rebel Fitz is one of 68 horses in contention for the tote.com Galway Plate and is second in the weights behind the Willie Mullins-trained Boston Bob. Mullins has 11 possible runners in total, including ante-post favourite Alechi Inois and the Gigginstown House Stud-owned Devils Bride. Mouse Morris also expects to be well represented. He said: ” Baily Green, Rule The World and Rathlin will all run and if Horendus Hulabaloo sneaks in, he’ll run as well. “I’ll run whatever gets in.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Colorado woman charged in stepson’s death accused of plotting escape

first_imgInvestigators believe Stauch killed Gannon in his bedroom a few hours before reporting him missing. Evidence of blood was found in Gannon’s bedroom and Stauch’s SUV, according to an arrest affidavit. The document doesn’t describe a motive, but investigators said that based on her internet searches, it seems she was unhappily married and resentful of being treated as a babysitter for her stepchildren. Stauch is set to appear in court Friday. A Colorado woman who is charged with first degree murder for the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting her escape from jail.Investigators say 36-year-old Letecia Stauch reached out to a fellow inmate for help to escape from the El Paso County Jail. She is accused of telling the inmate about her plans to use a broom handle to break the window in her cell, and that she had already measured herself to make sure she could fit through.Deputies say the fellow inmate told deputies about the plan and gave them notes from Stauch that asked for help. Investigators also found a note in Stauch’s cell with her daughter’s name on it telling her not to be afraid if the media reports that she is no longer in jail or is missing.Letecia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27. She told police he never returned home after going to a friend’s house. Weeks later, investigators presumed the boy was dead and arrested the stepmother in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 2. The boy’s remains were found in Pace, on the Florida Panhandle.last_img read more

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Ludden boys basketball beats Grimes, falls to CBA

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The more it kept winning against strangers and rivals alike, the more the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team could stake a legitimate claim to a top seed once the Section III Class AA playoffs rolled around.Those prospects remained alive after a wild weekend where it knocked off one of its big private-school rivals, but lost to the other, each game undecided until the final seconds.First, there was last Friday night’s epic battle between Ludden and Bishop Grimes, where the Gaelic Knights rallied in the fourth quarter to knock off the Cobras 68-65.Nine consecutive points in the second quarter erased Grimes’ 26-17 lead and forged a 28-28 halftime tie. Then the Cobras built a 41-33 advantage in the third period and, after Ludden pushed back, regained an eight-point lead, 58-50, with four minutes left.Then, in the span of less than two minutes, Mykell Kaigler turned it around, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers. Monte Johnson followed with a basket, foul and free throw, and then Kaigler converted again from deep, and with that 12-0 spurt the Gaelic Knights led 62-58.Now it was Grimes’ turn to rally, with Jack Gutchess, who finished with 27 points, twice getting layups off steals, the latter of them pushing the Cobras in front 65-64 with less than a minute left.Fouled with 20.1 seconds to play, Kaigler hit both free throws. Down 66-65, Grimes still had a chance to win it, and A.J. Burnett had a mid-range jumper in the final seconds bounce in and out of the rim.Johnson, with 17 points, and Jarin Beauford, with 11 points, supported Kaigler, while Burnett and Joe Wike both had 13 points for the Cobras.Somehow after all this, Ludden had to regroup for the renewal of the “Holy War” with Christian Brothers Academy on Sunday in the Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall.Again, the Gaelic Knights trailed late and again it caught up – but this time lost in the final seconds, 52-50, to the Brothers.CBA tore out in front late in the first quarter with a 10-0 run and would maintain the lead for much of the rest of the game, even went it went more than seven minutes without a point in the third quarter.Ludden chipped away at a 47-41 deficit down the stretch until Kaigler hit a driving lay-up with 32 seconds left to tie it 50-50, but CBA’s Colin Kelly converted on his own drive to the basket with 2.6 seconds left.Johnson saw a game-winning half-court shot bounce off the rim at the buzzer, having put in 16 points to Kaigler’s 19 points. Sam Haas led the Brothers with 10 points as Kelly, Dan Anderson and Jason Boule had 10 points apiece.Back on Monday night, Ludden handled Cicero-North Syracuse 64-48. Grant Baker hit five 3-pointers and set a career mark with 18 points overall. Kaigler had 15 points, with Johnson getting 11 points.Just 24 hours later, Ludden had to confront its neighbors from Westhill, not only facing a Warriors team riding a four-game win streak, but doing so without an ailing Kaigler in the lineup.The Gaelic Knights still flourished, though, beating the Warriors 65-53 as it began with terrific defense, holding Westhill to just seven points in the first quarter.Up 34-22 at halftime, Ludden nearly saw that lead vanish as Westhill outscored them 21-11 in the third quarter, ultimately seeing Zach Brown (18 points), James Kelley (15 points) and Luke Gilmartin (11 points) hit double figures.Absorbing this, the Gaelic Knights rebuilt its margin late, and again demonstrated the diversity of its own attack, even as Johnson led them with 23 points, including eight free throws.Kinsey and Evan Haberek did the most to make up for Kaigler’s lost production, each of them earning 12 points, while Beauford finished with 10 points.Westhill would, on Saturday, beat New York City’s Community Health Academy 83-70, with Brown earning 22 points, including five 3-pointers. Kelley and Sam Aversa had 15 points apiece as Gilmartin added 13 points. Tags: basketballBishop Luddenlast_img read more

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Slusher, Chan working to ensure a smooth transition

first_imgAs Undergraduate Student Government President Holden Slusher and Vice President Ashlie Chan begin their last month in office, they hope to pass on projects they have started to the new administration and assist in the transition to a new administration and location.Final days · USG President Holden Slusher plans to use his final weeks in office to focus on making the transition as easy as possible. – Daily Trojan File Photo In that time, Slusher and Chan will put on USG’s Council of Presidents, hold one last promotional event and primarily focus on transitioning.“I just really, really want none of the projects that [we] started to fall off the map,” Slusher said. “It’s not just like a Slusher-Chan thing, and then they’re done. We do USG projects because students want it and that’s what should drive the change.”Slusher did express some disappointment in being unable to accomplish certain projects he had hoped to. Among others, Slusher and Chan hoped to extend the hours at the Lyon Center and also increase safety in the libraries.“You get to start a lot of projects, but you’re lucky if you finish a couple,” Slusher said.Though these ideas did not come to fruition, Slusher hopes the projects will continue with the next administration.One of their main focuses in their final weeks in office, Chan said, will be preparing the whole USG operation for its move to the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center. In the new location, USG will share a space with Program Board, which has had its own space in the past.“It’s going to be bit of an effort to transition to working together because we each have our different working areas and we have our different ways of functioning,” Chan said. “We have to figure out how to allocate space and materials.”Slusher said they will be working not just on transitioning to the new building but also on transitioning to a new administration. Slusher and Chan will work with President-elect Chris Cheng and Vice President-elect Nehi Ogbevoen as they pick their executives and cabinet and begin to select their projects for next year.Slusher has taken notes on all the meetings with his opinions on how certain projects went and also detailing what happened. He is hoping these notes will assist the next administration in pushing forward some of the projects Slusher and Chan were not able to complete and will help give Cheng and Ogbevoen a head start as they enter their new jobs.“The president has such a macro-perspective on the organization,” Slusher said. “I want Chris to feel empowered by me, so he’s aware not necessarily of the mistakes we made but so that he knows about something before he does them.”USG Treasurer Ashwin Appiah also said he agrees it would be to the next administration’s benefit to look at what Slusher and Chan had done and move forward.“One of the few things, especially during a transition, is to look at what the past administration did and work off of that,” Appiah said. “And a lot of times people don’t do that; they just disregard the past and they just start anew.”With the transition to the new administration, Slusher and Chan are also currently in the process of determining which projects should be continued and which projects should be dismissed because of lack of support or feasibility issues. The projects chosen will be passed on to Cheng and Ogbevoen.“We have to compile all the research for each project,” Chan said. “We have to make sure everything is up to date.”One aspect of their administration that Slusher and Chan hope future administrations will continue is being connected to students and getting feedback from them.“We want to make sure our outreach efforts do not end,” Slusher said. “We want everyone to know what we’re doing.”To continue USG’s outreach efforts, Appiah is holding office hours so that students can come in and learn more about USG’s budget and where their money goes. The hours have not yet been determined, but they will be held biweekly.Chan said she expects the next administration will run into many of the roadblocks that her administration ran into but encourages the new president and vice president to look at the “big picture.”“I think it’s going to be very interesting because there are going to be a lot of new distractions; for example, the move to the new student center,” Chan said. “It’s important to not get bogged down by the details and take things one day at a time.”Slusher said he credits what he feels is a successful year not just to the executive body but to the students and the administration.“USG has had so many great successes not just because of the executive body of the organization but simply because we were blessed,” Slusher said.last_img read more

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