Two organizations benefit from Creole In The Park gate receipts

first_img Share LocalNews Two organizations benefit from Creole In The Park gate receipts by: – April 11, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img (L-R) Culture Minister Justina Charles, Raymond Lawrence and Jeffrey BaptisteTwo local organizations; the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division and the National Cultural Council, on Wednesday were donated with monetary contributions arising from the gate receipts of the LIME Creole In The Park (CITP) annual event.Every year for the past nine years during the month of October LIME has hosted the event for an entire week showcasing Dominica’s cuisine, local crafts, talent and culture.The gate receipts collected have for the last 8 years been donated to the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division. However last year LIME announced a new partnership with the National Cultural Council as Director of the National Cultural Council Raymond Lawrence appealed to the company to assist the Council financially as they seek to preserve and develop Dominica’s cultural art form.LIME awarded the National Cultural Council a cheque of EC $16, 689.00 and another in the amount of EC$33, 379. 00 to the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division.Lawrence told the official presentation ceremony on Wednesday that the funds received will be invested into local artistes and cultural groups.Minchinton Burton receiving cheque from LIME’s manager Jeffrey Baptiste.“Rest assured that the funds which we receive today will be plowed back into nurturing and development of our artiste and cultural groups. In order for Dominica’s culture to remain strong then we must continuously invest in the support and nurturing of our artiste and cultural groups”.He said more specifically, the fund will be used to “purchase instruments and equipment needed to boost the NCC’s training programs across the island”.Lawrence also seized the opportunity to solicit support from the private sector for assistance to “provide more support” for arts and culture.He noted that more donations are required in order for young persons and the public at large to enjoy more opportunities for greater advancement in the arts and culture as well as more opportunities for earning income within the artistic and cultural field.He said culture can play an “important role” in engaging young persons and can also help them “use their time” in positive and creative ways rather than loitering on street corners and becoming involved in drugs and crime.Meanwhile the Director of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division Minchinton Burton thanked LIME for the donations which they have made to “one of the more picturesque, open spaces in Dominica” over the years.According to him the Botanical Gardens has several uses ranging from “sporting events to cultural events to all sorts of different social events” and as a result its management is “no easy undertaking”.“Being able to manage such a park is an important national iconic symbol as the Botanic Gardens is quite an undertaking and therefore the contributions that LIME has been giving over the years has played a very, very important part in helping us to actually manage the Botanical Gardens and take care of its daily maintenance”.Creole In the Park which is the brain child of James Dominique an employee of LIME as been hosted in the Botanical Gardens every year since its inception in 2003.Dominica Vibes News Share 17 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Free ‘pandesal’ for city residents

first_imgThe Uygongco Flour Mill volunteered to provideflour while the Carlos Uy Corp. would supply the other needed ingredients. It can also be complemented with butter,margarine, cheese, jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, or other fillings likeeggs, sardines and meat. ILOILO City – For 15 days beginning Monday,April 6, residents here will be treated to free pandesal. Pandesal(also spelled pan de sal) is a popularyeast-raised bread roll in the Philippines. It is made of flour, eggs, yeast,sugar and salt. Three companies are joining forces to producethe popular bread so no one would go hungry while the city is under an enhancedcommunity quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Angimportante makalampuwas kita sini nga dala naton tanan nga mga Ilonggo.When we get through this, hopefully, no one will be left behind,” said Treñas. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling thedough into long logs which are rolled in fine bread crumbs. These are thenportioned, allowed to rise, and baked. The enhanced community quarantine will end onApril 14 unless lifted earlier or extended.center_img Around 43,000 pieces of “Ilonggo pandesal” would be baked and distributed daily, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. Angelina Bakeshop would bake the pandesal. The city government woulddistribute the bread. Treñas lauded the three home-grown companiesfor their “sense of bayanihan.”  Most bakeries bake pandesal in the morning for breakfast consumption, though some bakepandesal the whole day./PN “They are doing this for the love of IloiloCity,” he said. Pandesalis most commonly served hot and may be eaten as is, or dipped in coffee, hotchocolate or milk. last_img read more

Saido Berahino shows his value to West Brom as Aston Villa suffer

first_imgSaido Berahino struck to continue his West Brom comeback as the Baggies claimed a deserved victory at Aston Villa. Press Association The striker poked in his first goal of the season – and first since since threatening to strike earlier this month – to clinch a 1-0 win at Villa Park. It was all Albion as they out-thought and out-battled Villa during a tight Barclays Premier League derby. Agbonlahor has now scored just four goals in his last 31 games and his lack of penetration leads to legitimate questions over his role in the Villa side. He lost out in every aerial tussle but did worry Albion after 26 minutes when he wriggled free on the left and crossed for the onrushing Carles Gil, who was denied by a brilliant block by Claudio Yacob. It was Villa’s best opening but they relied on Guzan five minutes later when he tipped Darren Fletcher’s drive wide. The game desperately needed a goal as it threatened to limp to half-time, and Berahino kept to the script as he delivered six minutes before the break. A brilliant Craig Dawson tackle allowed McClean to cross from the right. He found Rondon to lay off for Morrison, and his 18-yard effort was deliberately deflected past Guzan by Berahino. Villa were jeered off and Sherwood reacted by sending on Rudy Gestede for Scott Sinclair at the break. Carlos Sanchez and Gil shot straight at Boaz Myhill during a muted Villa response as Albion comfortably maintained their lead. Guzan claimed Rondon’s drive at the second attempt on the hour before Villa were denied a penalty after 65 minutes. Berahino looked to be inside the area when he blocked Alan Hutton’s cross, with referee Martin Atkinson giving a free-kick for handball just outside the box. It infuriated Villa, although whether the ball hit Berahino’s arm was also up for debate, but they wasted the free-kick. Albion broke and Rondon shot straight at Guzan before Villa cursed the officials again with 20 minutes left. Micah Richards headed past Myhill but the hosts had already been awarded a free-kick following a foul on Jack Grealish. Villa, though, never looked like breaking the Baggies down again and Gestede headed over in injury time to waste their final chance. TWEET OF THE MATCH @WBAFCofficial: “Several Albion players throw their shirts into the crowd and @SBerahino name is chanted by the 2,800 Albion fans inside Villa Park” – The reintegration comes a full circle according to West Brom’s twitter account. PLAYER RATINGS Aston Villa Brad Guzan: 6 (out of 10) Alan Hutton: 6 Joleon Lescott: 6 Micah Richards: 6 Jordan Amavi: 6 Ashley Westwood: 6 Carlos Sanchez: 6 Carles Gil: 6 Jack Grealish: 6 Scott Sinclair: 6 Gabby Agbonlahor: 6 Subs Rudy Gestede: 6 Jordan Veretout: 6 Leandro Bacuna: 6 West Brom: Boaz Myhill: 6 Craig Dawson: 7 Gareth McAuley: 7 Jonny Evans: 7 Chris Brunt: 7 James Morrison:7 Darren Fletcher: 7 Claudio Yacob: 7 James McClean: 7 Salomon Rondon: 7 Saido Berahino: 8 Subs: Craig Gardner: 6 Jonas Olsson: 6 Rickie Lambert: 6 STAR PLAYER: Saido Berahino knows how to make an impact – on and off the field – and he clinched a keenly contested derby with a poacher’s finish. The striker started the game on the left, although was given scope to cut inside, and he continued his rehabilitation with a committed display. Berahino was often helping his defenders out, although was lucky not to concede a penalty when penalised for a debatable handball when he seemed to be inside the area. It was a welcome – and much needed – return to the Baggies’ line up. MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Saido Berahino’s goal surprised no-one. The forward has dictated West Brom’s story this season with his strike threat and rejected transfer request and he continued to make the headlines. Craig Dawson’s strong tackle allowed James McClean to cross for Salomon Rondon on the edge of the box. He teed up James Morrison and Berahino stuck out a leg to deliberately divert it past the stranded Brad Guzan. VIEW FROM THE BENCH: Tony Pulis continues to do what he knows best as Albion kept a fourth clean sheet in all competitions. They had previously missed Saido Berahino, with Pulis leaving him out over concerns over his state of mind during Tottenham’s interest, and the manager would have been delighted with his impact and all round work-rate. Tim Sherwood tried to address Villa’s lack of punch by throwing on Rudy Gestede at the break but it did little to solve the hosts’ problems. MOAN OF THE MATCH: The long-suffering Aston Villa fans are still looking for home comforts following another disappointing display at Villa Park. Villa have not won in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day of the season and fell to a second straight defeat to local rivals following last week’s 3-2 defeat at Leicester. The fans booed the team off at half time and then at full time, and jeered Tim Sherwood’s decision to replace crowd favourite Carles Gil with Leandro Bacuna. Villa Park was half empty by the time the whistle blew and those who stuck around vented their anger. WHO’S UP NEXT Aston Villa v Birmingham (Capital One Cup, September 22) Norwich City v West Brom (Capital One Cup, September 23) There are no issues between the Baggies squad and Berahino, despite his off-field antics as he tried to force through a move to Tottenham, and his goal underlined his value to the side. Albion had scored just once in their previous three games. He also repaired any lasting fractures with the West Brom fans and the 22-year-old threw his shirt into the travelling support at full-time. But Villa’s worries continue to grow, with Tim Sherwood’s side without a Barclays Premier League win since the opening day following another tepid display. They host fierce rivals Birmingham in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and defeat is not an option after an unconvincing start. The Baggies started Berahino, along with James Morrison and James McClean, for the first time since rejecting two deadline-day bids from Tottenham and made a bright start as Brad Guzan produced a fine stop to keep out Salomon Rondon’s flicked header inside two minutes. Albion’s £12million record scorer impressed all afternoon as he gave the visitors a fine unselfish focal point, even if he failed to score. It was in stark contrast to Gabby Agbonlahor who toiled against the strong Albion defence, who have now kept four straight clean sheets. last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure

first_img Published on November 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-0) topped St. Bonaventure (1-1), 79-66, at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. The Orange was outrebounded 43-32 and its top rebounder fouled out with 4:27 remaining in the game, but Michael Gbinije and Tyler Lydon paced the Orange to a win in a game once in the Bonnies’ grasp.Here are three quick observations from SU’s second victory on the season.StretchLydon slowly backpedalled after hitting a 3 that stretched Syracuse’s lead to double digits for the first time all night. St. Bonaventure called a timeout with under four minutes left and the freshman stood with a wide grin as Trevor Cooney and Gbinije approached him to celebrate.With Dajuan Coleman on the bench a majority of the night, Lydon slid into the middle of the 2-3 zone. He struggled on the glass at times, but made up for it on the offensive end with 13 points, including two late 3s that helped bury SBU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLydon continued to showcase his versatility for a team both thin down low and offensively challenged – according to head coach Jim Boeheim – and helped SU avoid a nonconference scare.On the glassIn the first half, Tyler Roberson had more rebounds than the rest of Syracuse combined. On one sequence, he grabbed a defensive board while being nudged in the back, snatched the ball out of a scramble on the other end and hauled in an offensive board before drawing a foul.Coleman only played six minutes in the first half and Lydon struggled on the defensive end at center. Roberson shouldered the bulk of the load on the glass while SU was outrebounded in the first half.But with 7:36 remaining in the game, Roberson was called for his fourth foul. He stayed in the game and fouled out with 4:27 left. But even without its best rebounder on the night – Roberson finished with 12 – SU was able to compensate down low as it pulled away.Like MikeWith 52.7 seconds left in the first half, Gbinije picked up his third foul on a blocking call. Jim Boeheim instructed him to “stop the ball” and the point guard headed to the bench as SU closed out the half down six.He started the second frame and after the visitors’ student section erupted on a St. Bonaventure 3, Gbinije hit a wide-open 3 and slammed home a Malachi Richardson airball to bring the Orange within three at the 13-minute mark.He paced the Orange to the finish, not picking up another foul along the way, and rounded out a 23-point, five-assist and four-steal performance. Commentslast_img read more

Asamoah Gyan set to be named new Ghana captain

first_imgFooty-ghana.com understands that Al-Ain striker Asamoah Gyan is set to be named the new captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars, by the Ghana Football Association.According to our sources, the appointment will be initially for the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi in Accra and the friendly match against Liberia three days later, but Gyan could be set to captain Ghana beyond both games.Footy-ghana.com investigations reveal that in attempting to convince Gyan to end his temporary international retirement from the Black Stars, the captaincy issue came up as a topic for discussion, although it is not clear whether that proved to be the reason for Gyan’s return.Gyan, who did not play in Ghana’s last game against China despite being on the bench, has scored 28 goals in 61 appearances for the Black Stars.last_img read more