Dominica establishes bi-lateral relations with Vietnam

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 8 Views   no discussions Vietnam is located in Southeast AsiaThe Commonwealth of Dominica has established new bi-lateral relations with Vietnam.Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, senator Alvin Bernard who made the announcement on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in an interview with state owned DBS Radio, said the agreement was recently signed by Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vince Henderson.“Vietnam is emerging from what you might say the dungeons of the previous decades and it’s one of the faster growing economies in the pacific region”. Vietnam, located in Southeast Asia, became independent from Imperial China in 938 AD. Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War and eventually expelled the French in 1954.After being colonized by the French in the mid-19th century, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North and South Vietnam which led to conflict between both sides.The Vietnam War was the result of this intensified conflict with the North and the Vietcong fighting South Vietnam heavily backed by the US. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.“Of course like all other partners, it brings the opportunity to cooperate on various levels and that cooperation includes matters of domestic concern, but of course mutual interest of our bilateral partners in the international forum,” Bernard explained.These mutual interests he highlighted includes discussions on climate change, access to markets, and accessing various forum that smaller countries do not have such as the G8 Summit.“There are opportunities that can be exploited by having bilateral relations with as many countries as possible, especially countries that share your own ideals and your own value”.“We refer here of international law, mutual respect and the Geneva Convention among others,” the senator stated. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews Dominica establishes bi-lateral relations with Vietnam by: – December 2, 2013last_img read more

Shane Shillingford suspended

first_img Tweet Share Share Shane Shillingford (Photo: WICB)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – West Indies off spinner Shane Shillingford has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after his action was found illegal.His team-mate Marlon Samuels, a part-time offspinner, has been banned from bowling quicker deliveries in international cricket.Shillingford and Samuels underwent biomechanical analysis in Perth last month before the start of the series against New Zealand after they were reported for suspect action.An ICC statement said that an independent biomechanical analysis had revealed that for both Shillingford’s standard off-break delivery and his doosra, the amount of elbow extension in his bowling action exceeded the 15 degrees’ level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.Shillingford will remain suspended until he submits a fresh analysis that proves his action has been corrected.The Dominican bowler had been suspended from bowling in international cricket in December 2010, a month after being reported for a suspect bowling action on West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka.He underwent remedial action on his bowling and was cleared by the ICC in June 2011.The analysis on Samuels’ action revealed that the spinner’s standard off-break delivery was legal but the quicker delivery exceeded the prescribed levels of tolerance.If Samuels is reported for a suspect action in the next two years, the ICC will take note of it as a second report and the player will have to undergo a biomechanical analysis.Shillingford has taken six wickets at 42.66 in the first two Tests against New Zealand but will now not be available for the final match in Hamilton which starts on Thursday.Samuels has not bowled in the current series.Caribbean Media Corporation Sharing is caring!center_img NewsSports Shane Shillingford suspended by: – December 16, 2013 23 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Glen Ettiene re-elected DFA president

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNewsSports Glen Ettiene re-elected DFA president by: Dominica Vibes News – August 4, 2015 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share President of the Dominica Football Association, Glen Ettiene.Glen Ettiene is back at the helm of football in Dominica. Mr Ettiene was reelected into office on Saturday 1 August 2015 when the Dominica Football Association (DFA) held its general elections.Fifty seven (57) delegates from the various clubs and teams in Dominica voted and Etienne received 36 votes while his rivals Dexter Francis received 1 vote, Ibrahim Brohim 12, and Ronald Isidore 7 votes.Michael Joseph was voted in as 1st vice president with 22 votes, beating ex-vice president Jason Jno Baptiste who received 19 votes. The other contestant for the position Ronald Green received 13 votes.Jason Timothy, a new comer to the DFA executive, was voted in as second vice president with 21 votes over Kelvin François (14) and Robertson Hypolite (15).Dexter Ducreay ousted veteran volunteer Philip White for the post of Treasurer. White could only muster 17 votes to Ducreay’s 30. Ken George remains assistant secretary treasurer beating his rival Shawn Martin and Gerald George easily retained the post of Public Relations Officer (PRO) by beating Delroy Williams who got 14 votes and Sheldon Casimir 3 votes.Joffre Faustin was elected as the new Youth Officer. He received 20 votes with the other contenders, John Joseph getting 15 and Tyrone Labad 3.The committee member’s elected are Christina Sobers, Martin Lockhart and Heinrich Anslem.Ettiene told Dominica Vibes after he was elected that he being reelected as president means more to football than him since “over the past three years I have put a lot of effort into our football”. He added that this shows the Clubs saw a lot of faith in me.“When I got into this position I reached out to every team and club on the island, I don’t expect to have all the votes but the numbers speaks for itself.”The president, in the new term, is set to look at the infrastructural development of football. “Football is played all over Dominica now, football is not just into the town as it was 10-15 years ago. So we need persons to go and pick out the quality players and get them to the National Team”. He also added that there is a need to strengthen the technical department of the DFA because football is about technique and it will help us. Mr Ettiene stated that while there are changes on the executive football is about working together and he is ready to work with the new persons.“I will work with persons that have the minds and the goal for football it shouldn’t be anybody coming to victimize anybody or anybody coming to pull their own agenda it’s about us working together for the development of football.” 199 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Melesat 200 Km Per Jam, Arlanda Express Kereta Bandara Tercepat

first_imgSatu-satunya kereta bandara yang kini sudah beroperasi di Indonesia adalah yang melayani rute Bandara Internasional Kuala Namu ke Kota Medan di Sumatera Utara. Dengan tarif Rp100 ribu, kereta bandara buatan Korea Selatan tersebut melesat dengan kecepatan 70 km dengan rute sepanjang 40 km. Mengandalkan kepastian pada jadwal keberangkatan, durasi perjalanan kereta yang resmi disebut Airport Railways Services (ARS) ini memakan waktu 40 menit.Kalau pun toh digeber, kecepatan maksimal ARS di Bandara Kuala Namu hanya mentok di 100 km per jam. Tapi lain halnya di Swedia, di negara Skandinavia yang berada di bagian utara Bumi ini terdapat kereta bandara yang disebut-sebut sebagai salah satu yang tercepat di dunia. Yang dimaksud adalah Arlanda Express, layanan kereta bandara dengan basis rangkaian kereta listrik canggih berteknologi EMU (Electric Multiple Unit). Disebut sebagai tercepat lantaran kecepatan maksimum (top speed) kereta bercat kuning ini sampai 200 km per jam.Suasana Stockholm Central yang pernah menjajal kereta ini cukup terkesima pada fasilitas Arlanda Express. Indikator tingkat kecepatan ditampilkan pada layar digital, dari pantuan memang hanya beberapa saat saja kereta mencapai 200 km per jam, selebihnya berfluktuasi mengikuti kontur lintasan rel yang kesemuanya berada di permukaan.Petugas kereta yang ramah.Petugas kondektur memeriksa tiket dengan perangkat scan RFID. Arlanda Express resmi beroperasi sejak November 1999, kereta ini melayani rute Bandara Internasional Arlanda ke pusat Kota Stockholm, dan sebaliknya. Seperti halnya ARS di Kuala Namu, Arlanda Express hanya punya dua titik stasiun, di Bandara Arlanda kereta ini berhenti di dua sub terminal (Arlanda North dan Arlanda South), sementara di Stockholm kereta berhenti di Stockholm Central Station. Panjang rute kereta ini sekitar 41 km, dan dalam slogan Arlanda Express menyebut durasi perjalanan hanya butuh 20 menit.Interior di dalam kereta sudah dirancang untuk kebutuhan calon penumpang pesawat, dimana tempat koper dan bawaan khas penumpang dapat diletakkan dengan mudah. Meski penumpang hanya berada 20 menit di kereta,m Arlanda Express tetap menyediakan akses koneksi broadband lewat WiFi. Dalam satu jam, ada empat sampai enam kali perjalanan yang disiapkan dari dan ke Bandara Arlanda.Interior Arlanda Express.Arlanda Express menawarkan beragam variasi tiket dan diskon, sebagai contoh untuk tiket dewasa (sekali jalan) dikenakan 280 krona (setara Rp414 ribu). Tapi Arlanda Express menyediakan banyak varian tiket lain, mulai dari tiket remaja, tiket pelajar, anak-anak, dan rombongan, kesemuanya punya penerapan diskon tarif yang menarik untuk dicermati. Pemumpang akan mendapatlkan harga tarif yang lebih ‘murah’ bila langsung membeli tiket pulang pergi (return).Memang harga tiket kereta bandara cenderung mahal, tapi mengingat yang ‘dijual’ adalah kepastian waktu tiba di bandara, maka tarif yang dikenakan menjadi worth it. Sebagai perbandingan, untuk menuju Bandara Arlanda lewat jalan tol bisa memakan waktu satu jam, dan bisa lebih lama bila Anda melaju di jam-jam sibuk.Pola booking dan pembelian tiket terlihat sudah sangat maju, mulai dari website, mesin tiket otomatis dan basis aplikasi di smartphone, kesemuanya terintegrasi dengan baik. Ada baiknya Arlanda Express dapat dijadikan panduan arah pengembangan kereta bandara di Indonesia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLebih Dekat dengan Kereta Bandara Kuala Namu09/02/2017In “Bandara”[Video] Kereta Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Serba Apik Namun Low Speed05/02/2018In “Bandara”Terganjal Pembebasan Lahan, Pengoperasian Kereta Bandara Soetta Mundur dari Jadwal02/06/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

Buffington and Porsch earn GSC ‘Top Ten’ awards

first_img Share Buffington and Porsch earn GSC ‘Top Ten’ awards BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida student-athletes Gary Buffington III and Renea Porsch joined elite company on Monday, as the two Argonauts were named to the Gulf South Conference “Top Ten.” These awards, based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2013-14 academic year, recognize the top male and female student-athletes in the conference. This year, six female members were selected due to an impressive pool of candidates. The top male and female will receive the Commissioner’s Trophy, the GSC’s most prestigious honor, at the GSC Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 26, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. The entire ceremony will be video streamed live starting at 6:15 p.m.Buffington is the fourth consecutive men’s Top Ten winner for UWF, and he is also the fourth all-time from the Argos men’s golf team. Porsch’s selection marks the eighth in a row from a women’s team at UWF, and she is the first from women’s cross country.Gary Buffington III, Men’s GolfGary Buffington III (Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain HS) is one of the highest academic achievers at the University of West Florida, not just in athletics but for the entire University. In his three years at UWF, Buffington holds a cumulative grade point average of 3.98 through 108 credit hours as an accounting major. He won the Outstanding Student Award from the UWF College of Business, and he earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll with a GPA of at least 3.90 all three years.He has impressed many around him with his leadership qualities, as he was selected by the Vice President for Student Affairs to serve on the Student Affairs Advisory Council Board. Buffington now serves as the vice president of the Student Affairs Advisory Council Board. He is also the secretary of the UWF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.Buffington plays a key role for the nationally-recognized UWF men’s golf program. He is a part of the team’s top five and averaged 76.71 strokes per round during his junior season. The Argonauts won their second straight Gulf South Conference championship with Buffington in 2014.Buffington’s combination of athletic and academic success earned him one of the top honors in all of college sports, a selection to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team in 2014.Renea Porsch, Women’s Cross CountryRenea Porsch is a big reason why the UWF women’s cross country team has reached new levels over the last four years. The senior has been instrumental in the Argonauts winning GSC championships in 2011 and 2012, her sophomore and junior seasons, and she also played a role in the team earning its first bids to the NCAA national meet those same two seasons.Porsch finished her career as a three-time All-South Region, three-time All-GSC, and three-time GSC All-Academic Team selection. Her times were consistently among the best in the conference throughout her career, and she posted the sixth fastest 6k time in school history (23:14) at the 2012 NCAA Championships.Porsch has also succeeded academically, as she graduated in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with a GPA of 3.43. She was one of just seven students accepted into the inaugural class of the University of South Florida/UWF Doctor of Physical Therapy Partnership and received a $2,500 annual scholarship for the three-year program.Her impact was also felt on the local running community, as Porsch was active in volunteering with the Pensacola Runners Association and Running Wild. She represented UWF and the GSC in everything she accomplished, and she will continue to do so in pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy.–For information on all UWF athletics, visit GSC Release GSC “Top Ten” Video Feature GSC Annual Awards Banquet Video Stream Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

WRESTLEMANIA 34: Intercontinental 3 Way Preview & Prediction

first_imgThe WWE is just days away from their biggest show of the year as they present WrestleMania 34 at the Mercedes Benz Dome in New Orleans.  This is the second time in five years the WWE will be bringing WrestleMania to New Orleans.Last time around WrestleMania XXX provided several memorable moments such as The Undertakers streak ending and Daniel Bryan running the gauntlet to walk away the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.NEOSI is always on top of the action when it comes to pro wrestling and will be breaking down the action match by match leading up to the “Show of Shows” Sunday Night in the Big Easy.Match – The Miz vs Finn Balor vs Seth RollinsSummary – These 3 have been the MVP’s of the RAW roster the last year.  In a perfect world where the fans actually get what they want, Rollins and Balor would have been battling over the Universal Championship at this show.No one can deny that The Miz has become one of the hottest heels on the roster.  He is that cocky champion the fans cannot wait to see get beat. Lucky for them, they  have two extremely popular superstars ready to do just that at WrestleMania.Prediction – Finn BalorReason – Seth Rollins is set for a feud with Roman Reigns for the Universal Title after Mania.  The Miz has been talking about being the longest (or most days with) Intercontinental champion of all time, which pretty much means they won’t let that happen.  And, Balor is just tailor made for this type of title.  I still say that Rollins vs Balor would have been an excellent WrestleMania Main event for the Universal title, but there was no way they were letting that happen. Related TopicsFinn BalorSeth RollinsThe MizWWEWWE WrestleMania 34 Vince McKeelast_img read more

NPFL: Tosin Omoyele Dreams Titles At New Club Enyimba (AUDIO)

first_imgEnyimba striker Tosin Omoyele says he joined the 8-time Nigerian champions with the aim of winning titles.The 24-year-old forward recently completed a move to the Aba giants from Plateau United, putting pen to paper on a 2-year deal.He joins an ambitious club – which boasts 2 CAF Champions League titles, 2 CAF Super Cups, 8 league crowns and 4 domestic Cups (AITEO Cup), amongst other laurels.The former Osun United goal poacher said he understands the weight of expectation at Enyimba and remains eager to contribute his quota to help the Aba side – who will be competing in the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League – win more laurels.“I just want to be a successful man with the team (Enyimba); like achieve a lot of aims,” he told Channels TV in a recent interview. “Because if the team is achieving whatever they want, I will also be a part of the story by helping the team to win which ever match (they play) and bring my best.“I’ve not been to the environment and I know the fans over there (in Aba) are waiting for me to come and start training so that we can get prepared for the season.“I surely believe, I have to say it, joining Enyimba is to get everything done. Before joining them, the chairman (Felix Anyansi Agwu) told me that every season, their aim is to win, at least, one trophy in a season. It’s either I win the NPFL, the AITEO Cup or the CAF (competitions).“And they have the aim of going to the CAF Champions League final this season.“I know with God all things are possible. You know I’m not the only player there, it’s just a team work. I am going there to achieve my aim – everything will be fine.”RelatedWhy I Left Enyimba – Mfon Udoh (AUDIO)January 13, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Abd’Allah Agrees New Enyimba DealJuly 18, 2019In “NPFl”CAFCC: Abd’allah Sets Sights On Enyimba Win At DjolibaAugust 18, 2018In “CAF”last_img read more

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Bath Rugby

first_imgSix players to make competitive debuts versus BathSteven Luatua to skipper the side for opening clashTen internationals in starting line-upThree Academy graduates in squadlast_img

Prep Baseball/Softball Results

first_imgPrep Baseball:Cathedral 10, Sauk Centre 2(Cathedral scored 9 runs in the first inning)Alexandria 5, Tech 2Albany 4, Foley 2Prep Softball:Cathedral 9, Foley 4(Lizzy Sloan went 2-2 with 3 runs scored and 3 stolen bases for the Crusaders)Staples-Motley 5, Little Falls 1last_img