Whitmore withdraws resignation

first_imgTheodore Whitmore has withdrawn his resignation and has been restored as head coach of Jamaica’s senior football team, following mediation by Minister of Sports Olivia Grange on April 13.According to a statement from Grange’s ministry late Friday, Whitmore had withdrawn his resignation letter, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) had offered him a new contract, and all issues between the parties were settled.“I’m very pleased with what transpired at today’s meeting between myself, the JFF and the minister,” Whitmore said.“Recently I tendered my resignation, and I must tell the public that I’m here to withdraw it, based on what transpired from today’s meeting. I’m looking forward to get back to doing what I love and that is coaching, and to make sure that the nation’s football is a priority and we move forward with myself and the federation and the ministry to make it a success,” he said.The meeting, held at the offices of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was attended by representatives of the ministry, JFF and Whitmore.For the minister, she was pleased to have brokered a deal between the parties. “I’m very happy that I was able to sit at the table with the president of the JFF and his team, along with representatives from my ministry as well as Coach Whitmore. We have been able to resolve the issues that have been out there in the press and I am confident that going forward that Coach Whitmore and the JFF will have a much stronger and better relationship. We discussed the contract and all parties have come to an agreement…,” was all she was willing to divulge.last_img read more

Forestry official cautions public to respect Botanic Gardens

first_img Share Share Director of Forestry, Michington BurtonDirector of Forestry, Michington Burton has made a strong appeal to persons who will be attending the LIME’s Creole In The Park next week to respect the Botanic Gardens.Every year, LIME Dominica hosts a four day event in the scenic Botanic Gardens in Roseau where Dominica’s culture, cuisine, artistes, arts and craft are on display, along with regional artistes.While this is the ten anniversary of this event, Burton noted that there are some members of the public who have criticized the Forestry Division for their decision to partner with LIME; however he sees it an “impactful, exciting, cultural event”.“We always have to look at the bigger picture, and the bigger picture is a major event…It also generates tremendous economic activity to the country…and we at the Forestry Division very much believe that this event has the potential to actually help Dominica through a very trying economic crisis that we have”.Burton highlighted the irrigation system worth over one million dollars which was installed recently, and cautioned patrons to pay particular attention to this.He said they are very concerned that the system could be damaged due to the high influx of people who gather there.“We would like to actually ensure that patrons, particularly…the vendors who sometimes drive on the lawns and they do not follow some of the regulations, and we really would like to appeal to them this year to as much as possible, to partner with us and all the guidelines that we give them”.“We want to be particularly mindful of the impact to these very expensive irrigation systems and sprinklers in the Garden and we’d like to appeal to all and sundry”.Driving is not permitting on the lawns of the Gardens and this will be strictly enforced by security and police officers. Another area of concern he emphasized was parking on the lawns, which is also prohibited.“A lot of people like the ambiance of the Gardens, sometimes at lunch time they come to have their lunch or just relax. What happens is that a number of people, they park on the lawns. If we go about destroying the lawns, parking on the lawns, driving on the lawns, etcetera, then it destroys the purpose of actually keeping the gardens as scenic and beautiful as we want it too”. Patrons are advised to park outside of the Botanic Gardens in order to avoid damaging the lawns and the beautiful ornamental plants. Open flames and Bar B Que’s are not permitted in the Gardens and vendors are asked prepare their food and bring them to the Gardens in food warmers which can be heated. “It’s a time for us to be able to showcase ourselves, have a good time, bring the family along, etcetera and enjoy the ambiance of this very beautiful setting and it is not an opportunity for us to destroy it or to do anything that will make it any worst,” Burton said. He explained that with the cooperation of the general public and partnership with security and police officers, the impact on the Gardens can be minimized.Burton also assured concerned individuals that within weeks after the event, the Gardens will return to normalcy, thanks to a “very hard working team” at the Forestry Division.Creole In The Park will commence on Monday 22nd October from 12 pm.Colton T, Caribbean Vibes, Triple K, Asher Thomas and Midnight Groovers are scheduled to perform on Day 1. The cost of entry into the Gardens will be $5.00 Dominica Vibes News Tweet 19 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share LocalNews Forestry official cautions public to respect Botanic Gardens by: – October 19, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Education Minister wants agriculture taught in primary schools

first_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimary Education Minister wants agriculture taught in primary schools by: – January 25, 2013 Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean. (file photo)Education Minister Petter Saint Jean has made an appeal for agriculture to be reintroduced as a subject at primary schools on the island.“I believe there can be a new focus on the teaching practices that are associated with school gardening and nutrition education,” the Minister said at the Trafalgar Primary School on Thursday, January 24th. “I just want to underscore the importance of the school garden and agriculture here in Dominica, because over the years there seem to have been a moving away from the teaching of agriculture at our primary schools,” Mr. Saint Jean continued.At one time, agriculture was taught in primary and secondary schools. The students were engaged in planting a garden with vegetables and other root crops, and were encouraged to eat these locally grown produce. Some schools were also able to raise funds for their school by selling the agricultural produce to the community.“I wish to use this occasion to therefore call on us to get back to the serious teaching of agriculture. “It is important that our young people recognize agriculture as a viable enterprise, one that can generate quite a lot of resources personally and for us as a country,” Mr. Saint Jean urged.In order for children and students to appreciate locally grown foods, the Minister explained, parents must encourage that practice. “There will not be a love for agriculture if we as the adults, if our schools do not inculcate that love for agriculture at a very early age,” Mr. Saint Jean said. The Trafalgar Primary School signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.The school will receive US$36, 240.00 to build a cafeteria which will be fully equipped with the relevant utensils for usage. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

West Florida Men’s Tennis Rained Out on Thursday

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – Like the women’s team on Wednesday, the West Florida men’s tennis team was rained out in its scheduled match against Georgia College and State on Thursday.  More rain is in the forecast, so check www.GoArgos.com for the latest schedule updates for UWF men’s and women’s tennis.Print Friendly Version West Florida Men’s Tennis Rained Out on Thursdaycenter_img Luis Arboleda last_img

Browns General Manager John Dorsey Bashes Old Regime, Says They Didn’t Draft “Real Players”

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. The newest general manager of the Cleveland Browns, John Dorsey, keeps on making headlines after only two weeks on the job. After cutting Kenny Britt last week just twenty-four hours after accepting the role, it appears he has topped that this week with some rather controversial comments.While appearing as a guest on ESPN 850 WKNR, Dorsey spoke with harsh words on the previous Cleveland regime ran by Sashi Brown.Dorsey told ESPN’s Aaron Goldhammer on Thursday how he really felt about the situation.“You know what? You’ve got to get a guy like that (Hue Jackson) players. And you know what? I’ll come straight out with it. The guys who were here before, that system, they didn’t get real players.”Dorsey has already proven to not care about feelings while trying to create a winning culture for the Browns, which can be viewed as a good thing. Cleveland has been lacking a cutthroat leader that isn’t afraid to make the tough decisions.The next big decision Dorsey will have to make is whether he will keep Head Coach Hue Jackson. Dorsey has been very quiet on his stance about Jackson’s job, so come the end of the season we’ll find out how he really feels about the idea of Jackson at the helm on Sundays. Related TopicsJohn Dorseycenter_img Eli Mooneyhamlast_img read more

Kenai’s New Councilors To Be Sworn In Tonight

first_imgThe Council will tonight appoint an interim mayor since mayor-elect Brian Gabriel won’t be present either. Mayor Porter: “I’m leaving it in great hands. I’m so excited that Brian Gabriel is going to be the next mayor and we have two new great city council-people and this town is going to go on and it’s going to be great. You as citizens and you as department heads can keep it that way. Don’t be afraid to keep saying what you want and make it happen.” Mayor Porter can’t literally pass the gavel since she took her personal, custom-made gavel with her when she moved to Texas last week. She will be attending this week’s meeting via teleconference, as she has done for several recent meetings during her transition. Voter turnout during the October election was 24.9%, meeting the expectations of both mayoral candidates Brian Gabriel and Hal Smalley. The men said voter turnout was an important issue during their campaigns. The two new councilors will be Jim Glendening and Glenese Pettey; both served as Planning and Zoning Commissioners before running for council seats. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai’s new city councilors will take their seats tonight as outgoing Mayor Pat Porter metaphorically passes the gavel. The election results will be certified during tonight’s 6pm meeting at Kenai City Hall.last_img read more

Fukushima earns sprint double

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Fukushima got off to a blistering start and was never in danger the rest of the way, coming home in 23.62 seconds to add to the 100-meter gold she won on Monday.The 22-year-old Hokkaido native became the first Japanese woman ever to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the Asian Games.“I think I’ve finally achieved something after winning both of my individual races,” Fukushima said. “I felt like my feet weren’t really moving late in the (200) race. I guess I was tired, but so was everyone else, fortunately.”Fukushima is bidding to pick up her third gold in the women’s 4×100 relay on Friday.“I didn’t think about what had been written, like the first Japanese sprinter to do this and do that. I just wanted to capture gold,” she said. “I feel relieved. Now all that’s left is to win the gold with my teammates in the relay,” she said.Vietnam’s Vu Thi Huong took the silver in 23.74 while Guzel Khubbieva of Uzbekistan won the bronze in 23.87.Japan’s Momoko Takahashi was sixth in 23.97.Ebihara made a toss of 61.56 meters to set a new national record. Xue Juan and Li Lingwei of China took the sliver and bronze with 58.72 and 57.51, respectively. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img GUANGZHOU, China – Chisato Fukushima completed a sprint double at the Asian Games on Thursday, powering to a convincing victory in the women’s 200 meters.And Yuki Ebihara gave Japan its second gold of the day in athletics with a winning effort in the women’s javelin.last_img read more

Georgia ‘s Bobo interviews at Colorado State

first_imgATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State.Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Bobo visited Fort Collins but was expected back in time for an evening practice in Athens. It was No. 13 Georgia’s first workout in preparation for the Dec. 30 Belk Bowl against 20th-ranked Louisville.Colorado State was seeking a replacement for Jim McElwain, who left this month to become the new coach at Florida. Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost and Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzalez have also been mentioned as candidates for the job.The 40-year-old Bobo is a former Georgia quarterback who has been on the coaching staff since Richt was hired in 2001. Bobo was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007, taking over the play-calling duties from Richt.Bobo has gotten feelers before from other schools, according to Richt, but this is the first time he’s shown serious interest.”A couple of days ago, we found out that Mike had this opportunity,” Richt said. “Obviously, that’s a very good job. It’s a very good opportunity for a guy to become a head coach. Mike has taken advantage of that opportunity to go visit. But right at this minute, he’s our offensive coordinator.”A fiery presence who can often be heard screaming in the coaching booth adjacent to the press box at Sanford Stadium, Bobo is the son of a coach and has made no secret of his desire to move up to a head job someday.But, given that he has Richt’s full confidence and is running the offense at a top-level program, Bobo can afford to be a bit selective about his opportunities.Colorado State is certainly intriguing. In three seasons under McElwain, the Rams engineered a quick turnaround after going 3-9 for three consecutive years in the Mountain West Conference. They went 8-6 in 2013 and improved to 10-2 this season, with wins over rival Colorado and Boston College, earning a spot in the Dec. 20 Las Vegas Bowl against Utah. Their offense ranks 12th nationally, averaging 498 yards a game.Georgia also has one of the nation’s most prolific offenses. Averaging nearly 42 points per game, the Bulldogs are poised to become the highest-scoring team in school history, one year after posting a Georgia record with a 484-yard average. The offense has dropped off slightly to 455 yards this season, which would still go down as the fourth-highest total in school history.”Coach Bobo is one of the most under-appreciated coaches in the SEC,” quarterback Hutson Mason said. “We just seem to keep the ball rolling in terms of points per game and those statistical categories. He’s a heck of a recruiter. He has those goals and aspirations to be a head coach. It’s probably just a matter of time before he finds the right fit.”Richt, too, said he has no doubt Bobo will eventually be a head coach, even if it doesn’t happen with Colorado State.”He understands the game extremely well. He’s an old-school ball coach as far getting after it. He has a good edge about him as far as being demanding and things of that nature,” Richt said. “But he sees the big picture, too. He’s got all the ingredients. I’m not shocked that this is happening.”___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963last_img read more

D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 12-Game Scorecard

first_imgDuring the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “12-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 12-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next dozen games on the schedule.To hear the full explanation from Monday morning, click HERE.1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 6-6 mark?Drew: BetterLuke: Better2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable PlayerDrew: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Tommy HunterLuke: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Tommy Hunter3. Biggest surpriseDrew: Ryan Flaherty starting the year 2-for-24Luke: Adam Jones’ early defensive struggles4. Best thing about the 12-game stretchDrew: Chris Davis’ performance at the plate and in the fieldLuke: Rule 5 selection T.J. McFarland looking like a viable option in the bullpen5. Twelve games from now…Drew: The Orioles will be under the .500 mark.Luke: Jake Arrieta will be out of the starting rotation.6. Record in the next 12 games (three with Tampa Bay, three with the Los Angeles Dogers, three with Toronto, three at Oakland)Drew: 5-7Luke: 7-57. Stock rising/falling over the next 12 gamesDrew: Rising – Wei-Yin Chen; Falling – Nate McLouthLuke: Rising – Nolan Reimold; Falling – Chris Davis8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 1-12Drew: BLuke: Clast_img read more

Shannen Doherty reveals she has stage 4 breast cancer

first_imgTibrina Hobson/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Shannen Doherty has always been transparent about the struggles she’s faced. Now, the actress has revealed a new struggle that she’s kept out of the public eye.“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that — I’m stage four. So my cancer came back. And that’s why I’m here,” Doherty told ABC News’ Amy Robach in an interview that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America. “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”In the interview, the 48-year-old talked about her breast cancer’s recurrence and how she coping with it.“I definitely have days where I say, ‘why me?’ And then I go, well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this? None of us do,” Doherty said. “But I would say that my first reaction is always concern about how — how am I going to tell my mom, my husband.”Since her initial breast cancer diagnosis in March 2015, the actress has always been candid about her disease by documenting her battle on social media.But this time around, Doherty decided to keep the news to herself and despite the diagnosis, went back to work on the set of the 90210 reboot, which was also just four months after he death of her friend and former co-star, Luke Perry.“One of the reasons, along with Luke — that I did 90210 and didn’t really tell anybody because I thought, people can look at that other people with stage four can work too,” Doherty explained.  “Like, you know, our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis. We still have some living to do.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more