Annual Tourism Congress Competition set for tomorrow.

first_imgMr. Piper sitting third from the right at the Launching ceremony of Tourism Awareness Month last week.Several secondary schools on the island are getting set to participate in the annual tourism congress competition which will get underway here tomorrow.The annual event which targets secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 17,  forms part of the education component of the Tourism Awareness Month of activities.The Tourism Youth Congress is modeled after the Tourism Congress concept used by the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationDirector of Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper challenges student’s knowledge of the tourism industry.“Students from the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Portsmouth Secondary School, Dominica Community High School, St. Mary’s Academy, Wesley High School, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School and Dominica SDA Secondary School will participate in the event,” Piper said.He said in round one of the competition, students will discuss the topic “How Can Dominica Do A Better Job At Infusing Its Culture And Heritage Into The Tourism Product?”The top five winners of round 1 will progress to round 2 for discussion of the following topic: “The Waitukubuli National Trail Is A Major New Flagship Tourism Product. What Systems Should Be Put In Place For The Efficient Management Of The Trail?”The event is carded for 10:30 at the Arawak House of Culture.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Annual Tourism Congress Competition set for tomorrow. by: – May 4, 2011 5 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Berry holds off Baumann at Billings

first_imgBy Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 18) – Hank Berry started fast and finished smooth as silk in winning Satur­day’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Billings Motorsports Park.Right from the drop of the green flag, Berry seized the top spot and ran away.  Deep in the pack Kenny Baumann was man handling his car through traffic but it appeared like he was running out of laps to track down Berry.Baumann made his way all the way to second and seemed to be the only driver to hang with Berry.Just before the frontrunners took the white flag the yellow waved and a smile had to have crept across Baumann’s face because he knew this was the shot he needed.Berry took the cars to the start/finish line and Baumann drove his Modified in there as hard as he could and made it stick, but Berry maintained the lead out of turn two.Berry was as smooth as silk, kept his car on the bottom line and took the checkers. Baumann crossed second and Beau Nave made some thrilling passes late to grab the third spot.last_img read more

QPR confirm departure of Rowlands

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Martin Rowlands has left QPR by mutual consent.An agreement was reached with the midfielder, who moved to Loftus Road from Brentford in 2003.Rowlands, 32, made over 200 appearances for the R’s, was a key player in their promotion from the third tier in 2004 and a stand-out performer in the Championship.AdChoices广告But he been blighted by injury problems, and cruciate damage effectively ended his Rangers career – just as he was establishing himself in the Republic of Ireland side.His final appearance for the club came in this season’s Carling Cup defeat against Rochdale. Since then he has had a spell on loan at Wycombe.Norway international Petter Vaagan Moen, who has failed to make an impact since his arrival in west London last year, has also left the club.Related stories:Rowlands set to leave QPRQPR look to offload unwanted playerslast_img read more

New roles for volleyball team

first_imgSame place, new faces.Sheila Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto were still at the UW Field House for Wisconsin’s spring match against UW-Milwaukee Wednesday, but only in attendance as the two are soon-to-be graduates.Replacing them in the starting lineup was redshirt freshman Katherine Dykstra at middle blocker and Amy Bladow at right-side hitter.But Dykstra and Bladow weren’t the only ones playing in a new position.Sophomore Audra Jeffers — an opposite hitter last season in her All-Big Ten freshman year — started in the back row and hit on the left side for most of the night.”We don’t know if that’s where she’ll finish,” UW head coach Pete Waite said of Jeffers. “She may go back to the right like we had last fall, but by playing on the left has really expanded her game and it challenges her to grow as a player.”Also, Katie Lorenzen played the whole match at setter as Jackie Simpson was still nursing her broken wrist she injured earlier this spring in Hawaii.However, the Badgers’ lineup is far from set for next fall as evident by the rotation of starters from game to game against UW-Milwaukee.Whereas Dykstra started at middle blocker in game one, Maya Carroll started in game two and Bladow moved over to the position in game three with Morgan Salow playing right-side hitter.Bladow didn’t mind the move one bit — she’s just happy to be playing again after being a regular starter in 2003, but sitting on the bench for most of the time since then.”I can play wherever,” Bladow said. “Anywhere but DS. “I’m just excited to be playing.”For what it’s worth, Dykstra was back in the starting lineup for game four, but at opposite hitter with Taylor Reineke playing middle blocker.Whether or not Dykstra will start in the fall has yet to be determined as she still has a lot to work on following her redshirt season.”In the middle she still needs to be pretty aggressive,” Waite said. “When you see her on the outside on the right side and the left, she gets really loud and really fired up so we need to have her transfer that to the middle hitting position. As we all know, she jumps out of the gym and we just got to get her arm swing where it’s really concise all the time.”In addition to middle blocker and outside hitter, Wisconsin took a look at Faye McCormack at defensive specialist in game three, giving regular Megan Mills a rest for the first half of the third game and went with a defensive lineup in the fifth game of rally scoring to 15, starting both Mills and Amanda Berkley in the back row.McCormack and Salow saw some time in the fifth game as well.Yet maybe the biggest adjustment Wisconsin saw from last year was in outside hitter Maria Carlini.She didn’t change positions, but it’s clear that Carlini is going to have to step up as the replacement for Shaw and Meierotto in being the team’s emotional leader and go-to hitter as she led the team with 54 swings.”Maria’s been a really good all-around player and consistent for three years now,” Bladow said. “Everybody feels really comfortable with her being our go-to girl. She hits high percentages, she blocks really well, she passes well, and she’s one of the best all-around players we have on our team.”Bladow, too, has stepped up as a leader as she heads into her senior year next season.”Bladow is really becoming a leader on the court,” Waite said. “Emotionally we’ve seen it coming out of her on the sidelines for a couple of years and now she’s bringing it out on the court and we really like that.”All the lineup changes caused Wisconsin to be a little shaky at times as much of the team is still getting comfortable playing alongside each other.”Any time you have a new group of people out there, it takes time to get used to each other,” Waite said. “Missing Aubrey and Sheila, who have been four year starters and very good blockers, makes a difference out there.”Regardless of who ends up starting, Bladow is confident the team can adjust to any lineup and improve upon the last two seasons’ Elite Eight finishes.”It’s really great because no matter who we have in there, we do a really nice job of gelling as a team and just playing off of everybody’s strength,” Bladow said.last_img read more

Ross explains departure of 4 members from softball program

first_img Published on September 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Four members of the Syracuse softball program have left the school, head coach Leigh Ross confirmed Thursday afternoon.Sophomore catchers Nicole Lundstrom and Ellie Forkin and sophomore pitcher Christina Clermont have all transferred, while pitching coach Jenna Caira has returned home to school in Canada to study corporate communications, Ross said.Lundstrom transferred to Providence and Clermont to Long Beach State, while Ross was unaware of where Forkin chose to go and if she’s going to continue playing softball. Lundstrom and Clermont are both from around the areas where they chose to transfer, and Ross said Forkin was getting “homesick.”“It’s hard in college athletics anymore. Kids, you kind of expect that someone’s going to leave,” Ross said. “You never know, and kids are committing to schools so early without really knowing how they’ll feel once they get there on campus, being away from home.”Lundstrom was the Orange’s starting catcher in her freshman season, ranking first on the team in at-bats (154), second in runs batted in (32), third in runs scored (29) and home runs (6) and fourth in batting average (.312). But Ross said she developed a medical condition called the “yips,” which not many people were aware of. It caused her to jerk her arm back and forth multiple times before throwing the ball back to the pitcher after catching it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoss said that hypnosis and sports psychology techniques were used to try and fix the issue, but since they didn’t work, Lundstrom wouldn’t have been able to catch even if she did return.Clermont was the team’s No. 2 pitcher, posting a 5-6 record and 67 strikeouts in 97 innings. Forkin went 7-for-27 with three RBIs in 20 games played while serving as the backup catcher, but Ross said Forkin wasn’t considered as a catcher who’d take over.Caira served as an assistant coach specializing in pitching from 2012-14 after an illustrious playing career with SU. This past season, Caira worked with pitcher Sydney O’Hara, Syracuse’s first freshman to earn first-team all-conference honors since 2005. Ross added that Caira wasn’t totally sure if her heart was in coaching.With the loss of the team’s only two catchers from last season, Ross is forced to choose from several position players from 2014 to fill the spot behind the plate.The head coach said she’ll go with sophomore Alyssa Dewes or senior Julie Wambold, both of whom have had prior experience behind the plate. Dewes was recruited as a catcher before she had to have shoulder surgery, which restricted her to the outfield, and Wambold is just an “all-around” athlete, Ross said.The Orange has an incoming class of six, which includes three outfielders, a shortstop, a second baseman and a pitcher. Combine those with the eligibility of Washington transfer and pitcher Jocelyn Cater, and Ross says the Orange should be good to go in terms of numbers despite losing three from the same class.Said Ross: “We’re at 18, which is perfect.” Commentslast_img read more

Sydney Brackett powers through Bucknell’s defense for both goals in 2-0 Syracuse win

first_img Published on August 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm Contact Bobby: Comments Syracuse forward Sydney Brackett practically carried Bucknell defender Karli Cirovski on her back to the goal line, dribbling the ball in front of her, hesitating as she approached Bucknell goalkeeper Dani Kaufman. Cirovski’s forearm dug into her back, but provided little resistance against Brackett, who fired low right corner on Kaufman and put the Orange up 2-0.Syracuse (1-0) defeated Bucknell (0-1), 2-0, on the road. The Orange outshot the Bisons 22-5 and spent much of the game setting up clean looks at the goal.Brackett scored only one goal on 19 shots a season ago, but in the opening 35 minutes of Syracuse’s debut she netted two goals on her first three attempts. She powered through extra defensive pressure deep in Bucknell’s zone, scoring through two defenders on top of her at 11:06. At the 34 minute mark, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon put his arm around her.Most of the first half was spent in Bucknell’s zone as Syracuse outshot the Bisons 10-0. Senior Jessica Vigna chased down most of Bucknell’s deep passes and senior Eva Gordon and sophomore Opal Curless pressed the ball into Bucknell’s zone routinely.Bucknell struggled to move the ball, failing to craft a quality scoring chance until Maddie Dano’s corner kick flew by Kendall Ham and off Alexandra Catanzarite’s foot as she slid inches from the net. A wall of Bucknell and Syracuse players blocked the kick before a handball was called on the Bisons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrackett’s physicality around the net area was complemented by rough midfield play. Gordon got called for one of seven first-half Syracuse fouls and was spoken to by the official after. No cards were given in the game, despite 15 foul calls on Syracuse.Freshman Kate Donovan entered early for Alex Lamontagne for the Orange. Minutes into her debut, she dribbled to the left of Cirovski in the goal area before firing the ball off the top crossbar with her left foot. At 39:20, freshman Molly Nethercott got one of many slot passes ahead of Bucknell’s defense and shot the ball wide left of the net.After the half, Bucknell got their first shot on Courtney Brosnan at 45:53. Over the next 10 minutes, the Orange came back with five shots of their own, including Gordon breaking deep toward the Bucknell zone and passing right side to Brackett who shot right into the chest of Kaufman. Five Bucknell players came chasing behind moments too late and were met with Kaufman motioning back with a look of frustration.Bucknell earned two corner kicks midway through the half, providing a shot for Gabi Rosenfeld at 74:10 that was blocked away by two defenders in front of her. The fourth corner was knocked away and picked up by Catanzarite and shot from the left side of the net into Brosnan’s hands.Brackett, who recorded six shots, fell on her back at 70:35 shooting high over the net appearing to slip in front of the net. Sheridan Street and Eva Gordon assisted on the goals.Syracuse’s home opener is against Connecticut on Monday at 6 p.m.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tiger Woods unhappy with ‘over the top’ Melbourne crowds at 2019 Presidents Cup

first_imgKessler Karain was involved in an altercation with a fan after Reed and his partner Webb Simpson lost to Hideki Matsuyama and C.T. Pan in the morning four-balls.Karain admitted he had “had enough” of the hostility shown towards Reed, who has played the role of pantomime villain this week after arriving in Australia on the back of accusations of cheating during the Hero World Challenge.The caddie told Fore Play: “Riding on the cart, a guy was about three feet from Patrick and said, ‘you f— suck.’ I got off the cart and shoved him, said a couple things, probably a few expletives. Security came and I got back in the cart and left. I don’t think there’s one caddie I know that could blame me.”Woods, who will go out first on Sunday before taking over his captaincy duties, felt alcohol had played a part in the incident and asked for a more respectful approach on the final day.Asked how the atmosphere compared to a Ryder Cup, the US captain said: “Well, I think it’s different. There aren’t as many people at this venue because it’s so small, a lot of bottlenecks.”There’s obviously some yelling. There’s people who have had a lot to drink and have gone over the top. I’ve heard it. I’ve been in the groups playing when it has happened, and I’ve been inside the ropes as a captain witnessing it.”Bipartisanship is part of playing in team matches, whether you’re home or on the road, it’s part of the deal. As long as the fans are respectful, all we ask is for them to be respectful. Hopefully they will be excited [about] Sunday and the matches and be very respectful of all the players.” Tiger Woods accused the Royal Melbourne crowd of going “over the top” after a wild third day at the Presidents Cup.The Internationals head into Sunday’s singles with a 10-8 advantage over Woods’ United States team, but the day was notable for a crowd disturbance that led to Patrick Reed’s caddie being suspended for the rest of the event. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els name the Singles matches for the final session of the 2019 @PresidentsCup .— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 14, 2019Woods’ Internationals counterpart Ernie Els felt the galleries were “pretty quiet” compared to New York in 2017 and that the Americans should “take it and move on”.The South African said: “I’ve played in many Presidents Cups. I’ve played in the US many times. If you look back at New York and how these players were treated in New York, this crowd is pretty quiet.”I mean, we just get treated the same wherever you go as an away game, there’s some heckling going on and we all know that, and you prepare for that, and that’s just the way it goes.”We shut up and we get on with things. That’s what we did in New York. So it’s part of the game.”And I’m with Tiger; I’m against heckling. I’m against crowds being disrespectful to the players, but it happens. We as professionals, we move on.”I think Tiger is one of the ultimate professionals that’s ever played the game. I’ve played with him where he’s been heckled in US Opens and a lot of other places. He’s taken it on the chin and he’s moved forward. He’s been an example.”Same has happened to me. It’s happened to a lot of players. But I must say, this Aussie crowd, okay, they got a little bit boisterous this afternoon with a couple of beers, but which crowd doesn’t. You take it and you move on.”last_img read more

Ayew ‘proud’ of African roots following West Ham exit

first_imgAndre AyewLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Swansea’s Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew hit back at West Ham’s sacked director of recruitment Tony Henry for calling into question the attitude of African players.Henry was dismissed by the London club on Friday following an investigation into a report by the Daily Mail newspaper that Henry said West Ham wanted to limit their number of African players because “they have a bad attitude” and “cause mayhem” when they are not in the team.“I just know that we African players are proud of ourselves, we know where we have come from, and we believe in our football,” said Ayew, who left West Ham to rejoin Swansea in an £18million deal last week.“African players — like Didier Drogba — have played at the greatest clubs in the world and done their jobs.“We have done a lot to get into professional football and African footballers now play for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.“It’s an honour to be an African. I am so proud and so happy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” West Ham’s Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate posted “African and proud” on his Instagram account the day after Henry’s comments were made public.Ayew could make his second Swansea debut at home to Burnley on Saturday after recovering from a hamstring problem.And he is hoping for a return to the form he showed in scoring 12 goals in his sole previous season with Swansea in 2015/16 to help keep the Welsh side in the Premier League.“It wasn’t a really difficult decision,” added Ayew, who will be reunited with little brother and former Marseille team-mate Jordan Ayew on his return.“I looked at other options, but I felt like my job here wasn’t yet done.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Spurs given Lo Celso injury boost after star hurt in heated Argentina clash

first_imgTOTTENHAM have been given a big injury boost regarding Giovani Lo Celso after he was hurt in Thursday’s heated clash between Argentina and Chile.The on-loan Real Betis star, 23, picked up a nasty knock to the ankle in the feisty match – where ten yellow cards were shown.1 Lo Celso has given Spurs a big injury boost after revealing his knock is minorCredit: AP:Associated PressLo Celso was clattered into by a studs-up lunge from Charles Aranguiz after just 53 minutes of the game in Los Angeles.He was taken off the pitch in pain, but has now insisted he is fine.After the game, Lo Celso revealed: “It was only a blow, nothing to worry about.”Tottenham have an agreement to spend £55million on Lo Celso next summer on the completion of his year-long loan.So far, the Argentine playmaker has made three Premier League appearances – all off the bench – and is yet to start a game.But Mauricio Pochettino will be relieved he is not too badly injured – with fellow summer signings Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon also sidelined. And Spurs could also have been without Lucas Moura after it was revealed Barcelona had hoped to bring him to the Nou Camp this summer.Tottenham had appeared to be willing to sell too, but only for a fee of at least £45m – after he signed a five-year contract earlier this summer.The Brazilian forward was in fine form in the second-half of last season and scored a dramatic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid movelast_img read more

Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition is completely ‘Sold Out’ – Business Ministry

first_imgThe Business Ministry together with our private sector partners is proud to host the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) 2018.This inaugural activity, the largest and most exciting business to business event in Guyana, will be held from September 19th-22nd at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.GuyTIE is strategically aligned with the objectives of the Ministry of Business and broader government policy to create the enabling environment that will foster business growth and development in Guyana. In light of this, the Private Sector bodies are in full support with regards to planning the event and sponsorship.More than sixty exhibitors will be on display throughout the entire indoor conference area of the Guyana Marriott Hotel. Participating businesses will represent various business sectors in Guyana including Agro-processing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Forestry and Wood Products, Information and Communications, Print and Publishing, Printing and Packaging, Tourism, Arts and Craft, and other services.Buyers have also registered from around the globe, from as far away as India and Korea, and will be here as Guyana signals that it is “Open for Business”. Buyers from Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Haiti, Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba and Brazil are also registered to be there and will be looking for avenues to interact with the business community in Guyana. The opportunities for business linkages, sales and promotion are nothing but far-reaching, allowing businesses to tangibly benefit from the interactions during the event.The Steering Committee has expressed confidence that the Public/Private Sector partnerships, which have resulted in GuyTIE being created, will benefit Guyana in a major way. These partnerships will create incentives for the Private Sector to develop their export capability. It will also develop the sector to provide a better service and open up markets for joint venture participation.last_img read more