DBBL not looking on job cuts, says General Manager

first_img Tweet Workers at the Dominica Brewery and Beverages Limited (DBBL) should not fear losing their jobs in the face of ongoing economic challenges, the company has said.DBBL General Manager Lynford Gutherie said Tuesday the company is looking beyond the challenges and has its eye on ways in which staff can retain their jobs.“We are not looking on job cuts right now, definitely not. We’ll be having an executive meeting and rather than looking on job cuts we’ll be looking at some strategy as to how to remain focused and to keep our employees employed,” Gutherie stated.Meanwhile the Brewery Limited in Dominica’s Caribbean neighboring Antigua has announced a decision to close its production facility in Antigua and shift production to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The company said the pronouncement was based on financial problems. It means that up to 42 workers will be sent home.Photo credit: dominicaweekly.comDominica Vibes News LocalNews DBBL not looking on job cuts, says General Manager by: – June 1, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 51 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs And Eagles Victorious In The Ripley County Boys Tourney

first_imgBoys BasketballWednesday  (1-3)Ripley County TourneyBatesville  62     Milan  28Jac-Cen-Del  66     South Ripley  62Girls BasketballRivertown ClassicSouth Dearborn  43     Switzerland County  25Lawrenceburg  57     Rising Sun  51  (OT)last_img

Scholes insists Man Utd could’ve won multiple European titles in another era

first_imgManchester United legend. Paul Scholes, has admitted his team could have won more European cups in another era. Scholes won 11 Premier League titles alongside Giggs The Red Devils came up against some excellent opposition in Europe under Sir Alex Ferguson. They did manage to lift the giant trophy twice under the Scotsman. But Scholes admits it could have been more. “We were quite unlucky really,” Scholes told the A Goal In One Podcast. “In any other era we might have won four, five, or six European Cups.Advertisement “But the teams that were about – you look at Guardiola’s Barcelona team. Jesus, how good were they?! “You could go right through the team. In midfield, you had Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio Busquets, and Lionel Messi. read also:Scholes compares Pogba with Liverpool legend “Henry on the left. Center halves of Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol. Just unreal. “They’re without a doubt the best team I’ve played against. They’re one of the best teams that have ever been.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Big Sky, Sheridan host IMCA Gunslinger Tour dates

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. – Four dates and a pair of Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events comprise the upcoming Gunslinger Tour. Entry fees are $50 for $600 to win shows and $100 for $1,000 to win shows; minimum start money is $40 on Friday and Sunday and $75 on Saturday and Monday. Saturday non-qualifiers get $50.  In addition to tour points, IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded. IMCA Modifieds race for $600 to win on Friday, June 7 and for $1,000 to win on Saturday, June 8 at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.; and for $600 to win on Sunday, June 9 and for $1,000 to win on Monday, June 10 at Wyoming’s Sheridan Speedway. center_img Top driver in points for the four shows now earns an additional $1,000 plus a championship belt. Second place gets $750, third place gets $500, fourth place gets $400 and fifth in points is good for $300.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. all four days. Racing starts at 7:25 p.m. sharp at Big Sky and at 7 p.m. at Sheridan.last_img read more

Couple gets married on Zoom!

first_imgThe coronavirus has caused many special events to be canceled or postponed, however, one couple did not postpone their special wedding day!Tim and Ashley were scheduled to hold a two-day wedding celebration in Palm Springs, California, on April 4, 2020, with their loved ones but the coronavirus did not make that possible.Instead of postponing the entire event, the couple decided to invite their closest friends and family to their virtual wedding on Zoom.The couple plans to have a celebration in person in Palm Springs with family and friends in March 2021.last_img read more

Cibao FC are Caribbean Club Champions

first_imgCIBAO FC, a two-year-old football club from the Dominican Republic, are the new Caribbean Club Champions following their 1-0 victory over 2003 champions San Juan Jabloteh in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.In the final played at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Richard Dabas scored the only goal in the 30th minute, to make Cibao FC the first team ever from the Dominican Republic to win an international title and qualify for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.As runners-up, San Juan Jabloteh will play in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.The history-making result was what the fledgling club had been aiming for. “Cibao is a new club and it is a great achievement for us to come here and go all the way to the final,” said Charles Herold, a 26-year-old Haiti international, prior to Sunday’s final.“It will a major accomplishment for us to win the title and qualify for the Champions League. This will be a very big honour for football in the Dominican Republic if we can win the championship after just two years existing as a club and also moving into a big competition such as the CONCACAF Champions League.”That wish has now become reality.Meanwhile, former champions Central FC, who were going for a third straight hold on the title, had to be content with fourth place after they lost out in a penalty shootout to Portmore United of Jamaica.Portmore United, the 2005 champions, outlasted Central FC 5-3 on penalty kicks, to capture the match for third place following a 2-2 draw after extra time.Maalique Foster completed Portmore United’s run of five perfect penalty kicks to give his side third place. Sean de Silva’s miss on Central FC’s first attempt proved to be the difference.Central FC scored the match’s first (Jason Marcano 5th minute) and last (Keston George 90th+2) goals, but it also conceded once in each half. Damion Binns (32nd) and Cleon Pryce (77th) netted for Portmore United.Both Central FC and Portmore United will play in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Setters guide volleyball team through season

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald PhotoThe balance of the UW volleyball team has formed Wisconsin into a lethal force in the Big Ten this year.Part of that balance comes from having several different options, such as a deep bench with several qualified backups.Wisconsin’s depth has been highlighted this season at the setter position for the Badgers. Though sophomore Jackie Simpson has been considered the starter for the past two years, redshirt junior Katie Lorenzen has seen plenty of court time as well, particularly in conference matches.Don’t think for a moment, however, that there is any sort of controversy surrounding this two-setter system. The players, including Simpson and Lorenzen themselves, have embraced the luxury of being able to employ either player at any time.”This is a really good thing for our team because having two setters that are both capable of being in there helps,” Simpson says. “No matter what situation we’re in, we can always … change it up and the team can [easily] adapt.”Simpson, who was the sole Badger named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2004, held on to the starting spot after a strong postseason with two All-Tournament Team honors this season.But after Lorenzen improved her game and started challenging Simpson in skill as this season progressed, UW head coach Pete Waite began to utilize both players in major roles right from the Big Ten opener in an upset victory over the Golden Gophers.”Katie’s been battling all the time, just getting better and better, and she’s closed the gap so much now that it’s pretty even. … As a staff, we just have to decide who’s … going to give us the best outcome of the team,” Waite said. “If there’s a time when we’re falling behind and we need to make a sub, we will. It’s a nice interchangeable situation.”With Minnesota, Katie came in [off the bench] and played half the match and really got us going, then Jackie came in and finished it off. It was a real team effort.”Lorenzen said after seeing limited time in her sophomore year, she never thought she would have had such a large part in the Badger offense before this season began.”This year, I guess I didn’t know from the coaches’ standpoint what they were planning,” Lorenzen said. “I don’t think anyone really knew how the season was going to go. But I knew I was ready to play this year.”It’s obvious that Waite has seen something in Lorenzen that he didn’t see in 2004. The junior has already played in more games and started more matches — 18 and five, respectively — than she did all of last year, when she played in just nine games while starting four matches.”I guess it hasn’t been a huge difference when you look at anything, because you prepare the same way every single time; you’re always ready whether you’re going to start or you’re going to go in,” Lorenzen said. “When you’re on the bench, you’re watching what’s going on, what’s working and what’s not, so when you go on, you can bring a little bit of outside knowledge to the team.”Simpson, who has aspirations of being a college coach, has adjusted to more time on the bench, taking advantage of her time off the court when it comes to learning and teaching the game.”I think there are different leadership roles, whether it being on the court or off the court, you can always help out your team in a certain way,” Simpson said. “When I’m off, I’m still talking to the hitters and telling them what they have open, and when I’m on the court, I just have to keep the floor going.”Waite has compared his setter situation to the quarterback of a football team — typically a position taken over by one and only one player — yet understands that the advantage of having two qualified options can have major long-term benefits.”If we felt one setter was running the team a lot better, and the other setter was struggling, we wouldn’t have this option,” Waite said. “But this is a luxury that a lot of teams don’t have. We have two people that are working hard, and they’re improving all the time. They’re both battling to be out there and can each impact the game coming off the bench at times to give us a burst.”Senior co-captain Aubrey Meierotto said the hitters feel extremely comfortable with both Simpson and Lorenzen running the offense.”We’re definitely confident with either setter in the game, they both bring a lot of fire and energy, and they’re consistent with their setting, so it has never been a problem.”last_img read more

MBB : Orange dominates in transition, outscoring WVU 19-0 on fast break

first_imgWhen Syracuse makes defensive stops and gets out in the open court, Scoop Jardine says the team is as good as anybody.And as West Virginia inched its way back from a nine-point deficit, Jardine knew that was exactly what needed to happen to secure a victory.‘Transition was key, and it starts with our defense,’ Jardine said. ‘It showed today. When I said that, I really believed it because when we’re in transition, we’re passing the ball and looking great. But we’ve got to stop people.’Following a loss to Georgetown last Wednesday, Jardine could see the stagnant half-court offense. He said the Syracuse offense is a transition offense at its best. Five days later, the transition offense is exactly what brought the Orange out of a two-game losing streak Monday.Syracuse outscored the Mountaineers 19-0 in fastbreak points, pushing the ball until the final whistle of a 63-52 victory over the Mountaineers. What started as simply pushing the ball in transition to stay afloat in the first half turned into a means by which Syracuse put the finishing touches on WVU in the closing minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange forced five turnovers during a four-minute stretch from 7:30 to 3:11 in the second half, leading to three easy baskets in transition. When it wasn’t forcing turnovers, pressing the Mountaineers into 7-for-25 (28 percent) shooting in the second half led to long rebounds that jumpstarted the break.‘That’s the type of team we are,’ SU forward Rick Jackson said. ‘We try to get it off the backboard and really just pushing it up. I think when we’re in transition, we’re really a dangerous team.’From its very first offensive possession, the Orange was looking to run. Pushing the ball up the floor following a rebound, Brandon Triche drilled the game’s first points with a pull-up 3.From then on, nearly every rebound or forced turnover was turned into a mini-track meet. Every opportunity to fling the ball up court and get quick, easy looks was utilized.Syracuse dominated points in the paint, outscoring WVU in that statistic 34-4. It was a direct result of what the WVU defense was giving SU on the fast break. And the Orange was taking it by getting right to the rim with ease.Again and again, defensive stops and rebounds led to a lot of WVU backpedaling. Seemingly every time, the Orange was able to generate its offense by repeating the routine, creating open looks on the other end before West Virginia could set up its defense.‘We knew we could get into transition because they like to pound the offensive glass,’ C.J. Fair said. ‘So coming in, we knew we could get out and beat them up the court.’When Triche re-entered the game with 7:55 remaining and SU clinging to a four-point advantage, he immediately ignited the break.The Orange had gone nearly six minutes without a transition bucket as Triche sat on the bench for most of that time with four fouls. When he came in, he grabbed a loose ball that had been tipped by Jackson and took it coast to coast for a layup that brought the crowd to its feet.That got the offense rolling once again, and the Orange never looked back.‘It all started on the defensive end,’ Joseph said. ‘Tonight we were really aggressive. … We got fastbreak points and transition points, which we haven’t done in awhile, and that was big for us tonight.’After it was all over, Jardine went back to his comments about the transition offense following the loss to the Hoyas. His words rang true. He saw this as the key to SU’s success all along.The test will be continuing to use that key past Monday.‘Teams are making us play (defense) for 30, 35 seconds,’ Jardine said. ‘We’ve just got to stay active and get those long rebounds so that we can run.’aljohn@syr.edu Published on February 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Muslim Student Union holds vigil for Chapel Hill victims

first_imgThe Muslim Student Union hosted a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening outside the University Religious Center to honor three Muslims killed in a shooting near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night.On Tuesday evening, 3 Chapel Hill residents, Muslims of Arab descent, were shot and killed by their apartment neighbor.At the vigil, participants gathered around lit candles placed on the ground in a peace sign. Attendees voluntarily spoke to the crowd about remaining strong for the Muslim community in a time of sadness. After the demonstration, a group of students huddled closer to the candles and prayed.Muslim Student Union President Mushfiqur Chowdhury said the vigil was focused on remembering how precious each life is.“The vigil served [the] purpose to show how fragile and innocent life can be, and at the same time to protect that and to sustain that and to remember that that’s our duty as neighbors, fellow Americans and people who are proud to be in this nation,” Chowdhury said.Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life of USC, recognized the loss of the students’ futures at the event.“We come together to ask ourselves, ‘can there be a loss greater than this?’” Soni said. “These student had big dreams, hopes and aspirations. They represented what was best about Islam and what was best about America.”USC Humanist Chaplain Bart Campolo said that the shooting made him aware of how Muslim students feel about peers misunderstanding their culture.“I was very shocked and deeply outraged by the news when I received it this morning,” Campolo said. “As the Humanist Chaplain however … I was also suddenly aware of how it feels to have your people and your way of life misunderstood and maligned because of the actions of people far away from you that are completely outside of your control and every Muslim on this campus knows exactly how that feels.”Hishaam Siddiqi, a senior majoring in business administration, said comfort on college campuses is necessary for the Muslim community“USC is a diverse campus, but there is only so many Muslims that this campus [has] and if I don’t go out of my way to join clubs like the Muslim Student Union it can quickly become a very, very lonely place,” Siddiqi said. “When you’re lonely and the entire country has an anti-Muslim sentiment you quickly become vulnerable no matter how liberal of an environment you might be in.”Siddiq said he hoped the event brought security to his fellow Trojans.“[For years] a lot of Muslim have been very afraid,” Siddiqi said. “Since 9/11, obvious tension in the country has been bad, but to have young people dying by being shot in the head is really bad. A big portion of the night tonight was so that Muslim students know that there is a sense of support and community and that USC supports religious life on campus and that it’s a place where we can find solidarity and comfort.”The Muslim Student Community is committed to giving all students a safe space, according to Chowdhury.“We’re here to provide a forum — a safe space — and fortunately the Office of Religious Life and Dean Varun Soni has helped us with that and provided us with the space and we’re servant leaders so we’re just trying to serve that to the other Muslim students,” Chowdhury said.Saaliha Khan, communication and project manager at NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, who was at the event, said the candlelit demonstration will brighten the community.“Today at USC, the Muslim Student Union and people of all backgrounds coming together was a demonstration to me of people transforming communities through the power of relationships, because it is these relationships and this sense of community that will continue to carry us forward through times of darkness.”Chowdhury reminded students that everyone must remain hopeful through tough times.“It’s in our darkest days that make the other days shine,” Chowdhury said. “We’re going to make sure that we don’t faint out. We’re going to be a strong flame in the sense that we’re here. We’re here to stay and we’re here to contribute.”last_img read more

“Road Warriors” not intimidated by away matches

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team’s season might be summed up in just one tweet from head coach Paula Wilkins. It contained just three words and one important hashtag that has powered the Badgers to an 8-3-2 record to start the season. The simple tweet: “Let’s do this #roadwarriors.”The Badgers have been nothing but “road warriors” the entire season. In their 13 games thus far, nine of them have been on the road and yet, despite Saturday’s loss to Illinois, the Badgers have amassed six wins and two ties for a road record of 6-1-2. Even more impressive is that before Saturday’s loss, the Badgers were one of just four teams from the seven power conferences to play more than four away matches and not lose a single match. This 2013 team currently has the fourth most road wins in the history of the program.While some may think it’s hard to play on the road, especially in the Big Ten, Wilkins thinks her players enjoy playing in front of hostile and energetic crowds on the road.“Yeah, I actually think some of the players enjoy the environment,” Wilkins said. “Also, I think the energy of the game; they just thrive off of that.”The eight combined wins and ties haven’t come against easy competition either. Of those eight wins or ties, all but two have come against teams in the Power Seven Conferences. UConn, Oregon, Illinois State, Loyola, Purdue and Michigan State have all felt defeat at the hands of the Badgers on their home pitches. Wisconsin also battled Oregon State to a 1-1 tie in Oregon and came away with a huge scoreless draw in Ann Arbor against then-No. 13 Michigan.The “road warriors” have shown resiliency throughout the season, especially with 18 of the 26 players on the team being freshmen or sophomores. UW boasts the smallest senior class in the Big Ten with just two seniors, Alev Kelter and Nicole La Petina. One of those underclassmen, sophomore Kinley McNicoll, sees away games as a time for the team to bond and get to know each other that much more.“Being away as a group on the road we bond more,” McNicoll said. “Since the preseason we’ve been away a lot from home and I think it just gives us the opportunity to build and bond off the field. I think you can see that on the field as well.”Having even just a little experience on a team goes a long way and junior Cara Walls has taken what she’s learned during the past three years and prepared her younger teammates for what lays ahead on the road, primarily in the Big Ten.“Especially in the Big Ten, every team is going to be a really hard game,” Walls said. “There are no gimmie games whatsoever. Knowing that, as an older player, every game you have to get yourself up and motivated for battle.”It’s not just the 90 minutes on the field that decides who wins or loses, and Wilkins and the rest of her staff try to prepare the players for road games the best they can. The “road warriors” don’t look at away matches as a vacation but more as a business trip which is a large part of their success on the road. It also allows the team to get away from the stresses of school and just focus on soccer.“We just make sure they consider it a professional trip, it’s not a vacation” Wilkins said. “We’re there to do a job and we spend time in our meetings to make sure they’re focused. I think that helps in being able to eliminate some of the distractions from Madison when we’re on the road.”The road warriors will have one more chance in the regular season to prove their winning ways with a match against No. 24 Indiana on the horizon. After that, it’s on to the Big Ten tournament where the Badgers will face even more challenging road games with the possibility of the NCAA Tournament in the future as well.The road successes for the Badgers will undoubtedly pay dividends as they reach postseason play in a few weeks. Wilkins likes how each game has given the team something new to work on and prepare them for the future.“I think all of these games have prepared us for where we are right now,” Wilkins said. “It has been really valuable and important for us to gain from each game. I think this young group has learned things in each game that we’ve been on the road and I think that will pay off now and in the [Big Ten tournament].”Regardless of being home or away, this team has a lot of talent that has led them to an 8-3-2 overall record. Their physicality and toughness currently has them fourth in the Big Ten standings, and Walls knows the team is ready for postseason play on the road.“We’re a really mentally strong team. We’re mentally strong and physically strong,” Walls said. “Traveling doesn’t really tire us down. We can get ourselves up and get ourselves motivated going into a game with the right mentality.”last_img read more