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Chinese government to fund housing project in the Carib Territory

first_img Tweet 15 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Hon Housing Minister, Reginald AustrieThe Government of the People’s Republic of China has made available a first tranche of funds for the construction of forty one (41) houses in the Carib Territory.Hon Housing Minister, Reginald Austrie, confirmed this during an interview with GIS News this week.Just last year, Government announced that the PRC Government had offered to finance the construction of the houses for the island’s indigenous people. The Housing Minister said that the sites have already been identified and tenders sent out.“The project has been approved and in fact, while we speak, we have received about half a million dollars for commencement of the project. The total value of the project is about 1.4 million (XCD1 400 000.00). The sites have been identified but on some of the sites, there is a lot of infrastructural work to be done like in Gullet River, In St. Cyr and in Sineku, we have to do the roads and infrastructure at considerable costs. But, in areas like Mahaut River where we will be constructing four houses, at Salybia in Point we are going to be doing four, in Bataca we are doing five and in Concord we are going to be doing two. These sites are ready to go and so what we have done so far is sometime late last week, the tender documents were sent out and we are hoping that within the next two weeks, we will receive those tender documents.”Work on the houses is expected to begin before the end of the year. The Housing Minister said that this is an extension to the on-going housing revolution in the Carib Territory. He added that this a tangible demonstration of Government’s commitment to residents of the Carib Territory“We believe that the Carib people should be singled out for special treatment and that is why the Government is doing all in its power to ensure that the Carib people are treated as a special people in Dominica; not only in terms of housing but in terms of health. You realise that we just opened a new health centre and while it was funded by a foreign entity, but the Government still made a contribution to that facility because we recognise the importance of that facility. In terms of education, in terms of health, in terms of housing, the Carib people continue to receive from this Government.”Government will work with the Carib council to facilitate the allocation of the houses to residents“The plan we had for the forty-one Venezuelan houses, we had, based on the situation that existed at that time, so it all depends on when these houses are completed. It all depends on what the situation is at that particular point in time we will decide on the allocation of those houses. But, as usual, we are involving the Carib Council. We are involving the Parliamentary Representative. We are involving the Department of Carib Affairs. So any decision that is taken as far as development in the Carib Territory in concerned, particularly in housing, we have unanimous support and approval from the Carib people because we ensure that we are involving all the entities, all the stake holders in the Carib Territory.”By: Mervin Matthew and Emmanuel H. Joseph Government Information Service Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNews Chinese government to fund housing project in the Carib Territory by: – August 26, 2011last_img read more

DADP wants to raise $30,000 from annual dollar day event

first_img Share Share LocalNews DADP wants to raise $30,000 from annual dollar day event by: – October 10, 2011 5 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Image via: artmuseumgr.orgThe Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (DAPD) has officially launched their 6th Annual Dollar Day, hoping to raise $30,000.00 this time around. Dollar day 2011 will be held on October 28, 2011 under the theme “Ensuring Our Future: Maintaining Our Relevance with Dominica’s Support”Executive Director of the DAPD Nathalie Murphy says national dollar day is the organization’s way of soliciting funds from the Dominican public and visitors to complement the support that it receives from outside donor agencies.She said this year; a special appeal is being made to well wishers, benefactors and others to support the event.“You will recall this year our office was broken into and our equipments were stolen. This year we have an even greater task in raising funds. We are sending out an appeal to those who may not be in a position to provide cash, to do so in kind,” she said.She said funds are also being solicited before, during and after the event.“The project will go on until December 31, 2011. I must say that already contributions are coming in and our target this year is $30,000.00,” she explained.Donations can be mailed or delivered to the associations’ office on Canal Lane in Goodwill.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Boys Swimming Sectional Finals Results

first_imgArea Boys Swimming Sectional Finals Results.Saturday (2-18) at Columbus North.2017 Boys Swimming Sectional Finals @ Columbus North2017 Boys Swimming Sectional Finals Scores @ Columbus NorthSaturday (2-18) at Floyd Central.2017 Boys Swimming Sectional Finals @ Floyd Central2017 Boys Swimming Sectional Final Scores @ Floyd CentralCongratulations to all of our area Boys Swimmers and Teams on a job well done!last_img

West Florida Looses Hard Fought Battle to Metro State

first_img Share West Florida Looses Hard Fought Battle to Metro State Aug. 25, 2007   Box Score      PENSACOLA, Fla. – Two perfectly placed shots was the difference between West Florida and their opponents Metro State, in the Argonauts season opener Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex. Ola Sandquist stole the show netting both Metro State goal in the Roadrunners 2-1 victory over the Argonauts.Sandquist struck first in the 15th minute of the game. He collected a deflected pass from Kellen Johnson and fired a shot from beyond the 18-yard box beating Argonaut goal keeper Juan Garcia to the upper left portion of the net.The goal came on the Roadrunners first shot of the game and the Argonaut had a five to four advantage in shot going into the half despite being down 1-0.Sandquist struck again early in the second half, once against firing a shot from beyond the 18-yard box. Also similar to the first goal Sandquist shot beat Garcia to the upper 90.Despite being down by two goals the Argonauts continued to pepper the goal with shots racking up 12 in the second half. West Florida accumulated 17 total shots in the match; however, only five were on goal.With eight minutes left in the match, West Florida senior Keith Savage netted the lone Argonauts goal. Savage found himself fighting for the ball in the Roadrunners box and eventually he was able to beat Metro State’s goal keeper Ryan Vickey who collected four saves on the game.West Florida attempted to tied the game late but a few key saves by Vickey sealed the win for Metro State.Next on West Florida’s schedule is Georgia Southwestern, who were defeated by the Argonauts 10-0 last season. The match is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the UWF Soccer Complex. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dundee prevail in thriller against Edinburgh

first_imgThe Dundee Stars won a remarkable Elite League shootout 11-9 against the Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday as Bobby Chaumont and Trevor Gerling traded hat-tricks. Gerling added to the lead but by the time he completed his treble, Chaumont had scored twice with John Dolan and Gray, for a second time, also on target. Chaumont’s third proved the game-breaker before Doug Clarkson rounded off a wild win. The Nottingham Panthers-Sheffield Steelers grudge match was another high-scoring affair, the South Yorkshire side coming out on top 6-4. Robert Dowd scored twice while former NHL player Guillaume Desbiens netted his first Steelers goal. The Coventry Blaze beat the Cardiff Devils 4-1, the Manchester Storm won 3-0 against the Belfast Giants and two goals from Stefan Meyer helped the Braehead Clan past the Fife Flyers 3-0. Gerling and Callum Boyd gave Edinburgh an early two-goal lead but Brett Switzer’s double left the scores tied after the first period. Taylor Dickin restored Edinburgh’s lead and though Lou Dickenson and Riley Wetmore put Dundee ahead for the first time, Craig McCallum, Dickin, Ryan Hayes and Kyle Bigos put the Capitals up 7-5 after two as only Jason Gray responded. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fifty youths to benefit from Pele Alumni Youth Programme

first_imgFIFTY youths mainly from Georgetown are to benefit from a three-day programme organised by the Pele Football Club’s Alumni (United States)beginning at 09:00hrs tomorrow at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue.The programme which concludes on Thursday will see 50 youths benefitting from educational and health lectures as well as dental check-ups, compliments of the Ministry of Education and the Public Health Ministry.They will also be taken on guided tours of the Eugiene Correia International Airport and Banks DIH Limited on Wednesday.Former Chief Education Officer of the Ministry of Education,Ed Caesar,will deliver the feature address at tomorrow’s opening ceremony and give the charge to the participants.The closing ceremony is on Thursday at 12:00 noon and will be in the form of a luncheon.Each participant will be the recipient of a backpack filled with school supplies for the new school term.The luncheon will be handled by the Carnige School of Home Economics, while transportation for the field tours comes compliments of Knightriders Bus Service.After the feature address by Caesar, the participants will have the opportunity to listen to several presenters from the education and health ministries.According to treasurer of the Pele Alumni (USA) and former national footballer Patrick `Labba’ Barton, the Pele Alumni has been distributing 50 backpacks annually to Guyana’s youths, especially those who are persuing an academic and sports career and this will continue to happen “for many, many years to come”.Chairman of the Pele Alumni (USA) Dennis Carrington, said members of the Alumni during their youthful days in Guyana were not privileged to certain things in their educational endeavours and because of the opportunities that were afforded to them to become lawyers, doctors and successful business persons that they now are, they thought it would be a good idea to give back to their roots, hence, since 2012, they have been sending home finance through the Ministry of Education to assist those youths that show the potential for sports scholarships.The financial assistance,Carrington said, is used to purchase school book, supplies and uniforms. This he said will continue indefinitely.last_img

No. 22 Syracuse breezes past East Carolina in Junkanoo Jam semifinals

first_imgSyracuse came into the 2014-2015 season with five players that SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said could play the point guard position. Through four games, it’s clear that Alexis Peterson has set herself apart from the rest. The sophomore tied her career-high — which she set in the season opener on Nov. 16 — with 19 points and led No. 22 Syracuse (4-0) to a 69-58 win over East Carolina (5-1) in the semifinals of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas on Thursday. The Orange now advances to play No. 1 South Carolina in the finals on Friday. After the Pirates jumped out to an early 6-2 lead, Syracuse responded with a 14-0 run and never looked back. East Carolina wouldn’t get any closer than eight points, and the Orange extend its lead to as many as 25. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the Orange leading 8-6, Cornelia Fondren dumped the ball off as the team rushed up the court to Brianna Bulter who canned a long 3-pointer to extend the lead to five. As soon as the Pirates inbounded the ball, Alexis Peterson stole it and scored an uncontested layup to give the Orange more separation. When the Pirates closed the gap to 54-41 with 4:11 left, it was Peterson that put the nail in the coffin. She hit a jumper with 3:27 left, then had a steal and another fastbreak layup on the next possession that put SU up 17 with just 3:11 to play. Briana Day also chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Butler had 13 while connecting on three of Syracuse’s 10 3-pointers on the afternoon.    compiled by Sam Blum, asst. copy editor, sblum@syr.edu Comments Published on November 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Viterbi students create theft detection app

first_imgAt the Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting Tuesday night, Rahul Madduluri, a junior majoring in computer engineering, and Suvil Deora, a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, announced the development of SafeNet, an upcoming system of theft detection and assault prevention developed at USC.“[SafeNet] will help people trace their belongings and protect them from assault,” Deora said. “This technology takes the form of small wearables. You can put them in your backpack, in your bike or [on your body].”Deora then walked the student senators through a hypothetical theft and the SafeNet response.“Once you park your bike you will get a notification, which means your bike has been electronically locked,” Deora said. “The system then activates as soon as your bike is moved, but it won’t send an alarm to DPS unless it moves more than 10 meters. If that happens, it will send a notification to your phone, but there’s also a setting in the app that contacts DPS right away.”Maddulari expressed how SafeNet will be simple in implementation and low in price.“The student pays $15 and puts [SafeNet] on their bike or on [himself or herself],” Rahul said. “Then, someone with a wearable  [device] can press one button, and as soon he or she is in trouble [DPS] will know where he or she is. It’s pretty simple.”Deora explained the logistics behind the technology, which requires a tight network of station bases around campus.“We plant to implement a network around USC that allows DPS to track devices around when they are turned on or when a student is in a distress[ing] situation. There will be base stations on every block connected in a cell network,” Deora said. “With the technology you will be able to actually tell … which floor or which corner you are. Things can be tracked to specific places. That is the beauty of the technology.”Madduluri then enumerated the benefits of SafeNet against other market competitors.“The best part of [SafeNet] is that you don’t need Wi-Fi, no cell reception and no data cost. You buy this $15 device and that’s it,” Madduluri said. “They are also tamper-proof. If someone tried to break the wearables, we will still get a notification.”Following a request from senators, Deora gave a figure for the cost of starting the system.“The cost will depend on how much area the university plans to cover, but it will come to be at $300,000 for a start,” Deora said. “However, after that point, we’re only looking at $7000 for each square mile block of coverage you add. Once that is in place, everything will be cheap afterwards.”Deora said that he and Madduluri saw a need on campus and responded to it.“I’ve seen a lot of crime around campus,” Deora said. “Because this had been bothering students and the administration a lot, we asked if we could use the technology outside of the classroom.”Senators also asked Deora for a possible timeline for implementation.“Our first shipment of wearable devices comes next week. We will tweak them and get them working in a month’s time,” Deora said. “During the first part of the project, devices are to be handed [out] for free, which will be provided for in the original budget. Once people see this working, they will then start investing. And most parents would like their kids to wear this device.”Madduluri attributed the source of his motivation for working on SafeNet to personal experience.“The shooting [at] the Black Alumni Association [event] in the middle of campus happened my freshman year, and one of my best friends was 10 feet away from the shooter,” Madduluri said. “This struck pretty close to home, and I knew this was something I felt a passion for. Students prefer to have false alarms than to have those real arrests and thefts.”Deora also discussed his motivations for working on the project.“I started working on a localization project as part of my PhD. My electrical engineering professor [Bhaksar Krishnamachari] said we should think of taking this outside the lab. We had thought of similar applications in 2012, but there had been too many hurdles, and we’re finally here,” Deora said. “This technology was invented here at USC; we have been working on it and we want to use it.”last_img read more

World Cup fallout sees Kambi eyeing global growth

first_img Related Articles Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share On the back of a successful second quarter of 2018, turnkey sports betting service Kambi is setting its sights on expansion across a number of key markets. Aided by the beginning of the Russia World Cup, hailed as “a huge success for Kambi and our operators, with turnover, revenues and active players reaching all time highs” by CEO Kristian Nylén, the firm is now focused on a concerted level of growth with a number of clients.Addressing the impact on revenue deals with current clients in Colombia (Corredor Empresarial S.A), Romania (Stanleybet) and South Africa (Sun International), could have in the near future Nylén explained: “I think especially with Corredor there has been some official data that Colombia’s market is growing quite fast, and we strongly believe that Corredor has very very good potential to be a market leader eventually. I don’t think they are there at the moment but I think they are in a good way to get there.“When it comes to Stanleybet, I don’t expect a huge amount of revenues coming from Stanleybet [until further development takes hold in roughly a years time].“With Sun International, they had an existing sportsbook before us so that should be an immediate impact on revenues.”Before adding on the retail aspirations of Sun: “I don’t think at the moment they are doing very much on the retail, [but] i know they are interested in operating a large chunk in retail as well.“Also they are looking at owning casinos in a few countries in South America, so I also expect them to start sports betting there at some point.”A particular focus for many organisations at the moment, and moving forward, is the United States, and its many possibilities opened up since the repeal of PASPA over two months ago.Kambi has been busy in the market, securing deals with DraftKings and Rush Street Gaming, who have also launched a Colombia facing sportsbook with Kambi, as Nylen welcomed the fierce competition “I think it’s positive and not negative”.Going into further depth regarding its US operations, Nylén explained: “In Pennsylvania, sports betting can only be offered through an exclusive agreement with a land-based casino, after the state regulator limited the number of sports betting licenses a casino can have to just one – making market entry all the more difficult.“However, Kambi will gain entry to the market through its recent deal with Rush Street Gaming, which owns two of the states twelve casinos.  “Current legislation in New York, which is limited to retail only, will cap the number of operators that can offer sports betting to just four commercial land-based casinos.“Of those four casinos, one is owned by Rush Street Gaming, while another (Del Lago) has a deal in place with DraftKings, potentially handing Kambi 50% of the regulated market. “With many other sports betting operators and supplier likely to be blocked out.“In both instances, land-based operators are an essential route into the market, for all sports betting operators and suppliers, and we expect this reliance to continue as more states prepare for regulation.”last_img read more

Thousands of Motorcyclists to participate on the Event Tomorrow

first_imgIn the organization of the Grunf Motorcycle Club, a motorbike camp was opened today at the Ficibajer site, along the Sava River. During the day, it is planned for approximately two thousand motorcyclists from BiH and abroad to arrive.The official opening of the 10th motorcycle event will be announced on Saturday, July 1st at 15:00 o’clock, followed by the defilement through the city of Brcko.Visitors can enjoy the rich full-time entertainment program and a tourist ride on boats on the Sava River.last_img read more