Dominica not equipped to provide real solutions to Youth Violence & the Law

first_img Tweet In photo: Tiyani Behanzin during his presentation at a Youth Symposium recently. A Former Magistrate in Dominica has said that the country is not equipped to find any real solutions to issues of youth violence.Tiyani Behanzin, who has been dubbed by many as a ‘strong-arm’ in minimizing youth violence on the island, believes that the answers to issues of youth violence lie within the intellect of the same young persons.During his address at a youth symposium on the topic ‘Youth Violence and the Law’, Behanzin said that the contribution of these same young people is critical in finding the solutions.“I have lost hope with those of the older generations who are grappling with the issue of youth violence and the law, and I think that we’re not equipped to be able to provide any real solutions and I think when we have an impasse, we need to look to the young people to make them contribute…”He said that the influence by international cultures on our youth is also a major barrier in dealing with the issue of Youth Violence.“Technology is what defines who we have become. And in that confusion sometimes, is a young person trying to find and define for themselves some identity and that creates some unique problems. The system that has defined us has never really accepted us as an equal player as they fashion for us the societies that we now run and manage and that has to cause conflict in terms of our identity”, he said.Behanzin, who sat on the bench for approximately one year in Dominica, was the initiator of a Peace Conference in Wesley and was also the featured speaker at many youth seminars, conferences and rallies.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share 21 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica not equipped to provide real solutions to Youth Violence & the Law by: – August 12, 2011last_img read more

Ripley County EMS to takeover Milan Rescue 30

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — At a meeting earlier in December, the Ripley County commissioners approved a request from Milan Rescue 30, for Ripley County EMS to take over operation of Rescue 30.Members of the lifesquad were in favor of the takeover, saying that they didn’t have the funds to continue to operate, and a take over from the county would mean that residents would still be able to be serviced by Rescue 30.Ripley County EMS will take over operations on February 1, and will offer positions to current EMT’s.last_img

GCB/Dave’s West Indian Imports U-15 tournament Round 1 |Hercules says U-15 tourney crucial for development of young cricketers

first_imgBy Clifton RossPRESIDENT’S XI coach Ryan Hercules said today’s start to the 2020 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Dave’s West Indian Imports U-15 tournament is a major stepping-stone for his players as they officially get their careers on the road.Hercules, a former National youth pacer, told Chronicle Sport on the eve of the opening round, that apart from instilling winning principles in the youths he plans to teach them the intricacies of being an ambassador on and off the field.“This is the transition stage where you have to be a bit more technical with the players. I played U-15 for Guyana and this is where the learning process begins because it teaches them discipline, while it gets them on the right track of becoming good ambassadors for their county and eventually country”, said the coach.The Essequibian, who made his debut for the Guyana National U-15 team back in 2003, said he wants his players to learn the importance of gelling as a team, adding that over the next few rounds the players will be allowed to play and absorb in a pressure-free environment.“When I played U-15, I wanted to enjoy my cricket with no pressure, meet teammates and do well and that’s what I plan to teach my team. But in the process I still have to set goals to achieve and give them small goals as well. Overall it’s about helping them enjoy cricket because after U-15 it’s usually the U-17, U-19 and possibly West Indies youth call-ups in-between; then you’re a senior.” Hercules pointed out.Hercules, currently coaches the Guyana Police Force Sports Club team, the Essequibo senior team, title winners in the local Jaguars franchise league 50-Overs and 3-Day tournaments, and was one of the assistant coaches during the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise.The former pacer stated that his approach to the U-15 team will differ from that of his tactics used with the Essequibo franchise and other seasoned players he coaches. He noted that while the senior guys are used to hitting the ground running, he wants the President’s XI youths to go out and learn about the game by virtue of playing with a free mind.“If it was the seniors then we would have gone out and worked hard from the start but I want my younger guys to enjoy the tournament because you could be talented and have no discipline and love for the game and not go anywhere in your career”.President’s XI will be facing Berbice in their first game and the coach, switching to the on-field aspect of learning, said he wants to see competitive cricket being played by all teams over the course of the competition.“I’m hoping for a good tourney from the youths. Back when we played U-15 we were scoring 260 runs and so and guys like Richard Ramdeen, Steven Jacobs and others were already playing competitive cricket. So when you start being competitive at that age, eventually you go far in your cricket,” Hercules ended.Round one bowls off today with its pair of matches from 09:30hrs, with President’s XI versus Berbice at Bourda while Demerara and Essequibo clash at the Lusignan ground.last_img read more

Unruh Institute hosts veteran strategist

first_imgStudents met at Tommy’s Place on Tuesday to hear Democratic strategist Donna Brazile talk about past elections with USC Unruh Institute of Politics director Bob Shrum in the Institute’s final installment of its semester-long Political Conversation series. Democratic strategist Donna Brazile (left) had a conversation with Bob Shrum (right), director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, about the past presidential elections and her new book. Mahira Raihan | Daily TrojanThe series has hosted a diverse group of guest speakers this semester, including well-known Republican pollster Frank Lutz and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Brazile, now an adjunct professor in the women and gender studies department at Georgetown University, has led a well-rounded political career. She is the first black woman to manage a presidential campaign, acting as the campaign manager to former Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 campaign.Brazile and Shrum discussed the 2000 presidential election, which is  remembered largely for leading to a recount of votes that resulted in George W. Bush winning the presidency. Brazile believed Gore won the election but there were mal-voting processes in Florida where the votes were contested.“I’ve worked very hard over the last 18 years to improve access to the ballot box,” Brazile said at the event.Additionally, Brazile is the only person to serve as the Chair of the Democratic National Committee twice. Her first time was during the 2012 election and her second time came in the 2016 election after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned from the position following a leak of emails from the DNC that indicated a bias toward former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After serving for a second term, Brazile said she conducted an investigation and found that the Clinton campaign had already assumed control of three DNC departments before securing the Democratic nomination. At the event, Brazile discussed her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, and the backlash she received from President Donald Trump supporters, Senator Bernie Sanders and Clinton. Brazile said she believes multiple factors lead to Clinton’s defeat.“I think it was the absence of a strong message [and] the failure to engage voters — especially young voters,” Brazile said. “I do believe that the Russian interference in our election had a huge impact in the closing days of the campaign.”Brazile said Congress needs to take more aggressive steps to “protect the vote” and discourage Russian interference in future elections. Cybersecurity is the nation’s greatest security threat from countries that are attempting to destabilize Western democracies, Brazile said.Shrum posed the question of whether Trump has changed the nature of American presidencies moving forward, saying that former presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were able to appeal to the majority of Americans while “lifting them up.” But Brazile says Trump’s behavior runs contrary to this ideal, which will have a lasting impact.“This is a president who is often unhinged when it comes to promoting himself but almost at the expense of our own democracy,” Brazile said. “He never talks about preserving and standing up for our democracy, he only talks about himself.” Brazile said the Democratic Party needs “new blood” and a positive message that will appeal to voters in the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election. “We have a wealth of activism going on right now within the Democratic party,” Brazile said. “It’s not coming from the Democratic party; it’s coming from grassroots Democrats all across this country fueled by a lot of young people who are willing to put their names on the ballot.”last_img read more

WWE Hell In A Cell: Everything you need to know about the Pay-per-View

first_img October is about to begin and it’s the month of ‘Hell In A Cell’ for WWE fans. After a shocking Clash of Champions, there are some exciting matches lined up for the upcoming PPV Hell In A Cell. The Pay Per View event will held on October 6, 2019, at Golden 1 Centre, California. Though WWE have already revealed some of their main-card matches, there are still rumours about wrestlers like Shinsuke Nakamura taking active roles in the PPV.   Read | Ahead Of WWE’s Summerslam 2019, Here Are 3 Bizarre Moments From The Extravaganza That Should Never Have HappenedWWE Hell In A Cell schedule Hell In A Cell is one week away and WWE has already lined up some amazing matches for the future. We are going to get another Raw and SmackDown to get total clarity over the Hell In A Cell matches. The remaining roster looks stacked already and fans will surely get an amazing start before going towards the next Raw or SmackDown episode. The matches of WWE Hell In A Cell till now listed are as follows. Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt – Universal Championship.Current champion Seth Rollins will defend his Universal Championship belt against Bray Wyatt. The duo has clashed against each other in the past and are highly accustomed to each other’s fighting styles. Seth Rollins defeated Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions to retain his title and he is super confident before going against Bray Wyatt at Hell In A Cell. Wyatt had an eye for the belt for a long time and this will be his great chance to make it true.   Read | WWE: Best Tag-team Championship Matches On SmackDown And MoreRoman Reigns-Daniel Bryan vs Erick Rowan-Luke HarperThe former members of the Wyatt family have made things very hard for Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in recent times. Erick defeated Daniel in the recent SmackDown episode and Reigns intervened to save Daniel from further beating. The duo of Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan look strong and it will be a hard fight against Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. The pair of Roman and Daniel is new and after a crazy title ride, Roman is having a great time as a tag-team wrestler. The duo of Erick and Luke will also be a treat to watch.Read | WWE Heavyweight Championship: Best Title Defence Matches In HistorySasha Banks vs Becky Lynch – Raw Women’s ChampionshipAfter a disqualified match at Clash of Champions, the two horsewomen will again go against each other at Hell In A Cell. Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch in the previous PPV for the Raw Women’s title but the match was disqualified and Becky retained her belt. Sasha wanted an immediate re-match and claimed herself as the rightful Champion but Becky denied her claims. This Sunday at Hell In A Cell, fans will get to see the real fight once again. Read | WWE: From Donald Trump To Hugh Jackman, Here Are 4 Guest Appearances First Published: 30th September, 2019 16:31 IST Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 16:31 IST WWE Hell In A Cell: Everything You Need To Know About The Pay-per-View WWE Hell In A Cell is back on 6 October with some exciting matches lined up. Know more about the matches and schedule of Hell In A Cell before streaming the PPV FOLLOW US COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVElast_img read more focus sees Good Game Ltd offload esports portal

first_img Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Finnish ombudsman seeks to break-up Veikkaus control by state departments October 23, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Veikkaus revamping business around responsible gambling objectives November 1, 2019 Share Joonas Karhu – Good Game LtdIndustry affiliate marketing publisher, Good Game Limited has confirmed that it has sold esports news portal to Esports Media Solutions for an undisclosed sum.Updating the market, Good Game Limited details that it has undertaken the transaction to focus on managing flagship online casino community – in 2016, is a dedicated Finnish language esports portal, featuring daily news, videos, match info and streaming guides.Moving forward will be operated by dedicated esports publisher Esports Media Solutions, with co-founder Aleksi Halsas, detailing –  “Our acquisition supports our strategy in Finland well and we are extremely excited about the opportunities it presents us.”The sale of comes a little over a year after Good Game sold its network of Finnish online casino comparison sites to London-AIM listed XLMedia for a total consideration of €15 million.Good Game now operators just one site,, which is being positioned as the Trip Advisor of the online casino world, detailing in-depth reviews of 320 online casinos and suppliers to date.Updating stakeholders, Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Good Game Limited, said: “We have spent the past few years building into a popular and thriving esports information site and community.“But as we continue to invest more time and resources into establishing Bojoko as the most popular online casino comparison site in the UK and beyond, the time was right to sell the brand.“We are thrilled that Esports Media Solutions will be running the site moving forwards as their passion and expertise will take it to the next level.”last_img read more

Elephants advance, Senegal banned

first_imgIvory Coast booked their place in January’s African Nations Cup finals after they were awarded a 2-0 win over Senegal for last Saturday’s qualifier in Dakar which was abandoned in the 74th minute due to rioting fans.Missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers were thrown on to the pitch by disgruntled home fans, who were frustrated with their team’s poor show that left them trailing 2-0 when the match was halted.Both teams had to be escorted out of the grounds by security forces, who fired tear gas inside the packed stadium to stop the rioting.“CAF decided to officially confirm the result of the match as 2-0 in favour of Ivory Coast in accordance with the … the regulations of the competition and to consider Senegal the loser of the said match and eliminated from the competition without prejudice to any other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF disciplinary board,” the Confederation of African Football (CAF)said in a statement on its website ( rules state that: “If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition.”The African Nations Cup will be held from January 19 to February 10 in South Africa.last_img read more

Edin Dzeko sent a special Gift as a Surprise to Grandma Sada (VIDEO)

first_imgIn the house of grandma Sada in Visoko, whose video, in which she describes Edin Dzeko’s goal, was showered with a real joy after this unusual football fan received a jersey of our Diamond.Namely, the captain of the National football team of BiH also watched this video, which is why Dzeko, in cooperation with some of his friends, decided to prepare a surprise to his faithful fan, as reported by official representative of Edin Dzeko in BiH visited grandma Sada in Visoko and handed over a valuable gift to her, a jersey of the National team of BiH with the signature of our Diamond, which means a lot to her.Take a look at the funny video and grandma Sada’s enthusiastic explanation of Dzeko’s goal.(Source:

Villanova forward Saddiq Bey’s commitment to stay in NBA Draft will make some GM look very smart

first_imgIn his two seasons at Villanova, Bey did not make first-team All-American or average 20 points. He did not play in a Final Four, although there’s a fair possibility he would have if the NCAA Tournament had been contested in March 2020.What Bey did, though, was demonstrate an inherent toughness that helped Villanova quickly rebuild after the loss of the top six players from the 2018 NCAA championship team and claim a share of the 2020 Big East regular-season title.MORE: When will the NBA resume in 2020? Key dates to knowIt primarily was his shot-making ability and offensive versatility that forced Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard to bench elite shot-blocker Romaro Gill during the decisive second half of the early March game that kept the Wildcats alive in the conference race. It was Bey’s four-point play — he was fouled while making a 3-pointer with 16:43 left — that gave the Wildcats their first double-digit lead in the game.It was Bey’s toughness and competitive fire that allowed coach Jay Wright to compile a 24-7 record in the abbreviated season with a frontcourt measuring 6-9 (freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl), 6-8 (Bey) and 6-7 (Jermaine Samuels).Coach Jay Wright told Sporting News that Bey is a “complete player” and, relative to his NBA transition, praised his “combination of potential and immediate readiness to contribute.”Depending on the quality of the international prospects who are selected, the 2020 NBA Draft is likely to end up in the debate about the worst drafts in the league’s history. Even in the most disappointing years, though, there are players hidden among the selections who turn out to be special. Think of Tim Hardaway being the 14th player chosen in 1989, or Joe Johnson as the 10th pick in 2001 or Kyle Lowry going 24th in 2006.When circumstances such as this develop, we tend to focus on the errors made by the teams that passed on the opportunity to select these players. We pay less attention to the teams and executives smart enough to seize the opportunity that so many others ignored.Bey will need to improve as a rebounder in order to become a successful pro, although some of his deficiency in this area is related to his positioning on offense, often away from the goal, making it difficult to access offensive rebounds. There probably will be a dozen or more players selected before Villanova forward Saddiq Bey in the NBA Draft this October. It depends on how smart and bold the people making the picks turn out to be, which means it probably will be more.In a few years, a number of the players drafted will inspire puzzled looks or laughter and the inevitable question: They picked him over Saddiq? But his offensive ability will get him the playing time necessary to move in that direction. He shot 45.1 percent on 3-point attempts as a Villanova sophomore, and that was on 79 makes. Inside the line, he converted at a 50 percent rate.Defensively, he was essential to Villanova’s ability to compete against taller teams. Draft analysts have given him high grades for his ability to compete at that end.Wright said Tuesday that Bey is making the right decision to turn professional at this point.last_img read more