Dominica government to address stray animals and illegal parking

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica government to address stray animals and illegal parking by: – March 16, 2012 25 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore.Public works minister Rayburn Blackmoore has indicated that the government of Dominica will be seeking to implement laws to address the issue of illegal parking and stray animals on the island.Blackmoore made these declarations at a press briefing earlier this week, noting that stray animals continue to be an issue in the Portsmouth area. Last year November, David Joseph of Portsmouth a delivery boy for KFC Portsmouth collided with a stray cow while on duty. “One of the things we have been saying is that we still see the issue of stray cows especially in Portsmouth area. Just two weeks ago saw at least 8 and this in itself is a practice that has to stop. There is no reason why any animals should be straying on government’s road. We have spoken about it all over the air and it’s still happening,” Blackmoore attested.He said plans are afoot to create a pound to cater for stray animals.“We are working with the ministry of agriculture to put in place a pound so that the animal can be impounded because our laws, as we speak don’t allow us, or police officers to get rid of a cow. You can do so to swine’s but not a cow. This is why that going forward, in looking at our laws, we have to ensure that any animal that is left astray within close proximity of government road should be done away with at the cost of the owner,” Blackmoore lamented.He said the issue of illegal parking is also a matter of grave concern to government particularly with huge trucks and containers. “Some people park containers on government road at any hour. We feel there should be some level of control. You would have notice that under the cliff, people are parking there. We have had meetings with the police and we will be putting mechanisms in place to have the vehicle removed,” he explained.He said further the keep clear signs and reserved signs around Roseau also need some level of management.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Perfect time for Michigan

first_imgGosh, does Kyle Orton ever get ornery. After giving him a bit of a ribbing last week, Orton sure showed me, putting together a solid week. But, settle down. Picking up Orton is still ill advised. Remember, even Vince Evans had a couple decent showings for the Bears. Pardon me for asking, but what in the name of Phillipi Sparks happened to Daunte Culpepper? Whatever, I have to believe that man is too good of a player to let his shoddy play continue. But, on a more positive note, STEVE HEIDEN! Someone needs to tell that man he is not in fact Superman. And by that I mean that Heiden is not at all weakened by kryptonite. Hate to say it, but I told y’all so, on that one. But, enough of that. Strap yourself in, because here is the second edition of fantasy fever.Player of the WeekDonovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia Eagles23-of-29, 342 yards, 5TDsWell, it appears that after their week one miracle, the 49ers are finally realizing that they are pretty bad. If they don’t, they need only watch the game film to see McNabb tearing their defense apart in a 42-3 beat down. Things look real bright for McNabb regardless of his lingering injuries and ongoing catfight with Terrell Owens. Side note: how far down does Frisco need to be to put in Alex Smith under center for more than one series? Seriously.MailbagDear Fantasy Fever,What can I say? I started the year out looking great at running back,with Curtis Martin and Kevin Jones as my keepers, and in a later roundpicking up the surprising Thomas Jones. However, Martin and K. Jones(especially K. Jones) have been flops in the first two games. Whatshould I do? Trade one (or both) while their stock is still high orhold on and maybe take a few more hits in the loss column and waituntil these two backs pull it together? And what about Thomas Jones?How long until Kyle Orton loses his Roethlisberger-like magic andthe Bears decide to put in Cedric?Help me. I have a FEVER of 102, and the only cure isn’t cowbell.Loser on LathropDear Loser on Lathrop,Depending on what you can get in return, I would definitely think about moving either, or both, if you can get something useful in return. For as big of a fan as I am of Kevin Jones, his situation really scares me. Joey Harrington is looking like the same hopeless quarterback, and teams may start loading up in the box on Jones. Martin will give you a solid year, but is not the game breaker he once was (about 20 years ago). Now, make sure not to leave your cupboard completely bare at running back if you make a trade or over-rely on Thomas Jones. I’m a big fan, but Orton still has done nothing to show he is not the second coming of Dave Brown. Plus, Benson will be getting the ball sooner rather than later in the season on the premise that losing teams don’t keep top draft picks on the bench for long. Bottom line: Make sure to get a quality back in a deal and help at another position. But don’t panic too much. It’s still early in the year; so only make a trade if you would have at the beginning of the season.Smart StartsQB Carson Palmer, Cincinnati BengalsAfter seeing his performance last week against the Vikings, Palmer gives no reason why he shouldn’t be in your starting lineup. Right now this guy is playing like one of the top-10 signal-callers in the league.RB Cadillac Williams, Tampa Bay BuccaneersIf you don’t have him already, get this rookie in your lineup. Any offensive player with measurable talent against the Green Bay defense is a good play.RB Willis McGahee, Buffalo BillsMcGahee had a rough go of it last week against Tampa Bay. But after seeing what Shaun Alexander did to the Falcons’ defense (144 yards and 1 TD), McGahee looks like a good bet to bounce back.WR Drew Bennett, Tennessee TitansThe Rams’ pass defense has been less than stellar, allowing Kurt Warner to pass for over 300 yards last week. Bennett is due for a breakout week, and this could be it.WR Donald Driver, Green Bay PackersDoes this sound familiar? Green Bay gets behind and has to pass the ball. It should, because it’s happened in the first two weeks and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.WR Samie Parker, Kansas City ChiefsDark horse pick of the week. Parker gives Kansas City a threat on the outside to complement Tony Gonzalez. Sorry Eddie Kennison, you’re not wanted.TE Alex Smith, Tampa Bay BuccaneersSmith is playing Green Bay. That’s all you need to know. Until the Pack stops an opposing tight end, start anyone and everyone. Hell, Anthony Becht could score a couple times at Lambeau.last_img read more

Syracuse players from dominant 1982 team hope to see program cap off Big East era with title

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2012 at 12:34 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Thirty years later, Jim Powers still insists his 1982 Syracuse team got snubbed.Back then, the Big East champion didn’t get an automatic bid, but Powers was positive that beating Boston College in the conference tournament final would ensure an NCAA bid for the Orange.The match was the longest in conference history, taking more than 160 minutes before Syracuse won 1-0 and was crowned as the first-ever Big East tournament champion. But Powers and his teammates were too exhausted to celebrate after the grueling match.“The celebration didn’t really happen until the next night down on Marshall Street,” Powers said. “Then it happened.”The Orangemen finished the season 17-3-2 and won the Big East tournament, yet failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Despite that disappointment, the players, now in their early 50s, still look back on the 1982 season with a sense of pride and accomplishment. SU outscored its opponents 51-8 during the regular season that year and defeated St. John’s and BC to clinch the conference title.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFormer players from that team have been following this year’s team closely and they are impressed at the turnaround from a 3-12-1 record in 2011 to a 9-4 start. On the verge of an appearance in the Big East tournament, this year’s team will look to leave its mark with a championship run in the program’s final season in the conference.Powers and his teammates created their own legacy at SU with their remarkable 1982 season.In the sixth overtime against BC in the championship game, Powers corralled a deep pass from SU goalkeeper Joe Papaleo. He took one touch to the 18 yard line, the Eagles goalie came out and Powers slid the ball past his arm into the right side of the net, giving Syracuse the 1-0 win.The very next day, Powers and his teammates awaited the news of whether they qualified for the NCAA tournament, their fate in the hands of the committee.The committee wasn’t convinced by SU’s strong resume, though, and it passed over the Orange.Defender Ken Hayward remembers being crushed when the team didn’t qualify for the tournament.“We played really, really hard and won,” Hayward said. “For some reason we got snubbed by the NCAA. We had a phenomenal record and won the conference tournament and didn’t get in.”Syracuse had never made it to the NCAA tournament, and Hayward thought the heroic win over BC was the clincher.“Our mindset was to do whatever it took to win the game,” Hayward said. “Six overtimes? We don’t care. We’ll run them into the ground. And that’s basically what we did.”Though the historic season brings back fond memories, it’s also a bit fuzzy for Powers. Thirty years have passed, and the players have gone their separate ways.“That goal was the defining moment of the season,” Powers said. “The other stuff, it’s been 30 years and it’s hard to remember that stuff, but that goal was something I’ll never forget.”Defender Matt Moro said he barely remembers certain aspects of the game. He just remembers being incredibly tired and playing an absurd amount of minutes.Shifting his focus, Hayward is excited this year’s Orange is in a position to contend for the Big East championship. In the team’s last season before departing for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Hayward said SU has a shot to make history.He said winning the conference tournament would solidify Syracuse’s stamp on the Big East and make for an entertaining finish to its 30-year run.“That would be bookends,” Hayward said. “It would be a beautiful story if they were able to do it. If they’re able to leave on a high note, I think it would be an outstanding thing for the university.” Commentslast_img read more

Cardinal pose challenge to young USC

first_imgFor those who have the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team (15-0) on upset alert in this Saturday’s 3 p.m. match against No. 6 Stanford (6-4), be forewarned that coach Jovan Vavic has already beaten you to the punch.Concerned that midterms and 15 consecutive wins to open the season might portend a lackluster effort against the Cardinal, Vavic held a meeting with his young team this week in hopes of maintaining its focus.Holding his weight – Freshman driver Nikola Vavic is only in his first season at USC but has already become a major part of the Trojan offense. – Courtney Sandlin | Daily Trojan“[Vavic] warned us of a possible letdown, and we understand the risk, but we’re all as motivated as ever,” redshirt sophomore driver Michael Rosenthal said. “We know that, even though we are the No. 1 team, people still probably don’t give us as much respect as we think we deserve. With that in mind, I think we’ll continue our streak.”Although the Trojans boast a 17-game win streak against the Cardinal entering this Mountain Pacific Sports Federation clash at the Avery Aquatic Complex, Vavic believes Stanford’s physicality and star two-meter players will challenge his team.“I think they’re going to try to set the tempo with lots of physical play early. Because we have a young team, they’ll probably want to see how we’ll respond to a physical type of game,” Vavic said. “We have to be prepared for the two big, strong two-meter men they have, and they have three or four very good outside shooters.”The two-meters to whom Vavic referred are senior Jeffrey Schwimer and junior Peter Sefton, whom Stanford will utilize to run post-ups and distribute the ball to its talented shooters. Another player the Trojans must contain is junior driver Jacob Smith, theCardinal’s leading scorer with 24 goals on the season.Fortunately for USC, it has prepared for Stanford two weeks in a row, as the Trojans expected to face the Cardinal in the SoCal Tournament on Oct. 3. The Cardinal, however, were upset in the second round by UC Santa Barbara.Game planning and advanced scouting aside, if the Trojans execute their offense and disrupt the Cardinal’s set offensive plays, the team will keep its sterling undefeated record intact. Ultimately, the Trojans’ objective to convert the preseason skeptics — however few remain — will not allow their focus to wander.“With certain inexperienced teams you might have a letdown, with everyone thinking no one can stop us. But we’ve had a chip on our shoulder since the preseason when everyone counted us out,” junior two-meter Matthew Burton said. “We want to go all the way. We want to make sure that every team we play fears us.”last_img read more

Tipp to host cycling event

first_imgClonmel Cycling Club is promoting a 3-stage event on Sunday, May 29th.While multi-stage events are normally spread over a number of days this 3 Stage Grand Prix will all be crammed into a single day.The stages are made up of a 1.1 kilometre hill climb, a 50 kilometre loop over four laps of a 12.5 kilometre circuit and ending with a short 26k stage with a mountain finish.last_img