Fewer lots lead to low-key end of year for LSH with £6m sale

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Library working ‘diligently’ to meet public’s needs

first_imgOpen days, documentaries and lectures, launch of a new website, exhibitions, story hour, movies and game days have been announced among plans outlined for Library Week 2016 under the theme ‘Libraries Evolving’.Library Week 2016, which runs from 8 -14 May 2016, was officially launched at the Public Library grounds on Victoria Street, Roseau on Monday 9 May.“Our libraries are working diligently to keep up with and push ahead of societies’ curve, and dispel the notion that libraries are dying institutions,” Chief Librarian, Vernanda Raymond said.“Our libraries provide access to information that equips citizens in their pursuit of educational personal and economic goals,” Mrs Raymond added.She pointed out that the library plays an important role, through librarians in guiding users to understand and determine their information needs, identify information resources, and accurately and ethically use information as they sift through vast amounts of information.Mrs Raymond further stated that as the library evolves, as stated in the theme, they have embraced the internet. “Not just to provide computers to users, but as a tool that provides the avenue for the automation or processing and circulation functions, the creation of online catalogs and web spaces that now provide any user from anywhere around the world with 24/7 access to the library’s collection, services and online resources.”However, Mrs Raymond said although the library faces the challenge of inadequate space and resources, it has not prevented it from responding to the direct needs of its client and is becoming the place for people to continue to learn through shared experiences.Meanwhile, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint Jean said the theme ‘Libraries Evolving’ urges Dominicans to realize that libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they can do for and with people.“Libraries are viewed as unique social institutions which bind diverse members of a community together, through the provision of open and equal access to information”.Mr Saint Jean pointed out that the Dominica Library and Information Service has continuously focused on the needs of the Dominica population. “It serves to encouraged literacy; provide resources and programming for specialized groups. Additionally, the library supports schools by enhancing learning and development. In doing so, it creates community spaces that can reach people’s lives through access to information”.Minister Saint Jean pledged continued support to the Public Library and encouraged persons to it through its week of activities.Several past chief librarians and those who contributed meaningfully to the library were awarded at the launching of the week of activities.They included Arlington James, Franklyn Georges, Peter Dick, Dr. Lennox Honychurch, Davina Jones, Anne Lewis, Magdelene Robin, Marcella Powell, and the Agricultural Industrial and Development (AID) Bank. They were honoured for their contribution to libraries in Dominica.– / 28 Tweet Share Share 203 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Library working ‘diligently’ to meet public’s needs by: Dominica Vibes News – May 9, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Morne Prosper

first_img Tweet LocalNews Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Morne Prosper by: – April 1, 2019 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 548 Views   no discussions The Dominica Police Force is investigating a fatal shooting incident which took place in the village of Morne Prosper on Mar. 29, 2019 at about 3:30 p.m. The deceased was identified as Skeith Isles, 53, of Morne Prosper.Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Police Force, Simon Edwards said that prior to the incident, the victim had an altercation with a male individual. Isles was shot by the individual who possessed a hand gun.Isles was transported to the Accident and Emergency department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.Edwards said that the body was then transported to Lyndhurst funeral home where a post-mortem examination will be done.He also stated that one individual is currently assisting Police with investigations. Sharelast_img read more

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Your Voice: Farmington official supports incumbents

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) To the Editor:As our community anticipates the upcoming election, as a currently sitting member of the Farmington City Council that is midway through a 4-year term, I would offer the following thoughts for consideration.First, the current council’s unwavering commitment to this city is evidenced by the significant personal investment of time, energy, and money. Indeed, each of the sitting council members is a long-time resident and property owner in Farmington, and each has raised a family here. That means that they have a lot at stake in making sure that our community succeeds.Second, the current council represents many years of valuable institutional knowledge that has been built through countless hours of dedication and commitment to educational and networking opportunities that benefit Farmington. This Council has gone above-and-beyond in taking advantage of educational opportunities including the resources offered through our Michigan Municipal League membership, and cooperating with surrounding municipal governments to gain valuable insight and tools for how other communities are prospering. This commitment to learning has allowed Farmington to implement numerous “best practices” initiatives over the past several years, and maintain excellent services without tax increases.Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the efforts of this council have yielded excellent results over the past several years with new projects and new investment in many parts of our city. Farmington has not enjoyed this much positive progress in many decades, and it is due in no small part to the efforts of the current council. The first new single-family subdivision in decades was recently completed at the Flanders School site, the vacant K-Mart property has been redeveloped, the courthouse property is under contract to be developed as new upscale single-family homes, and downtown has Fresh Thyme and numerous other new merchants and restaurants that make it thrive. All of these great projects are due in part to the tireless efforts of the current council. Farmington has never been better!As voters we have the opportunity to continue with the excellent trajectory, of stability and smart growth, that Farmington is currently on and your current council members Bill Galvin, Jeff Scott, and Greg Cowley have the proven experience, leadership, maturity, and motivation to continue with this success.Steven G. SchneemannMayor Pro Tem, Farmington Reported bylast_img read more

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Region 6 coronavirus death toll rises to 66

first_imgThe mayor issued an appeal to her constituents. As of Aug. 29, the total COVID-19 cases in the region reached 4,253 (1,948 active, 2,239 recovered). “His COVID-19 virus might be hospital-acquired,” according to Fernandez. Bacolod City has the highest number of deaths so far at 20, followed by Iloilo City (19) and IIoilo province (13). She further reminded them to observe health safety protocols – wear facemask and face shield, observe physical distancing and wash hands with disinfectant or soap and water. The provinces of Antique and Guimaras still have no COVID-19 deaths. The patient, a resident of Barangay Imbang Pequeño, San Enrique, had no history of travel to areas with COVID-19 cases except for his trips to WVMC for dialysis. One of the six new deaths in the region was a resident of San Enrique, Iloilo – a 57-year-old male. As of Saturday, Aug. 29, San Enrique had 17 COVID-19 cases (two active, two deaths, 13 recovered)./PN On Aug. 25, a 92-year-old male resident died of suspected COVID-19 but his test results were yet to be released as this was being written. San Enrique’s first COVID-19 casualty was a 69-year-old man. He died at WVMC on Aug. 23. Two other deaths were tagged by DOH-6 as “Returning Overseas Filipinos / Locally Stranded Individuals / Authorized Persons Outside Residence”. Negros Occidental recorded seven deaths, Capiz four and Aklan one. The mayor also locked down residential subdivision Fernandez Village in Barangay Imbang Pequeño to restrict the movements of residents there just in case they have exposure to the patient. The lockdown would be lifted only after the test results of the patient’s family members have been released and they are negative for COVID-19. “Palihog mag-aligmat sa possible symptoms. If may fever, cough, sore throat, loose bowel, headaches, body aches in any of your family members, please contact our health office immediately,”  said Fernandez. ILOILO City – Sixty-six Western Visayans have now died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The man died at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City on Aug. 28, said Mayor Rosario Mediatrix Fernandez. The Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 recorded six new deaths over the weekend – two each from Iloilo province, Iloilo City and Bacolod City. “This was a local case. The patient was sickly. He was undergoing dialysis twice a week at WVMC for quite some time already,” she said. She ordered her municipal health team headed by Dr. Cecile Apalacio to conduct contact tracing. Five members of the patient’s family was swabbed. As this was being written, their test results were yet to be released. “Ang suporta kag pag-ugyun sang tagsa ka pumuluyo naton importante gid para kita mangin madinalag-on sa sini nga pakig-away,” said Fernandez. He was a close contact of the 69-year-old man who died, said Fernandez.last_img read more

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Monsters’ Late Game Heroics Cut Short, As Rampage Survive 4-2

first_img Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsAnton ForsbergCleveland MonstersOliver Bjorkstrand CLEVELAND, Ohio- It was the fifth game in seven nights for the Cleveland Monsters, as the team looked to do some home-cooking against the San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage came into tonight’s game with a 1-4 record, as they were eighth in the Pacific Division. The Monsters would get to see an old friend, as Trent Vogelhuber made his return to the Q for the first time as a Rampage.The game started off in a feeling-out process, as the teams looked to get things going offensively. There was strong defensive showings for most of the period, as the Monsters were able to kill two penalties in the first period. Penalty kills are something that they have done well all season, as they were 23-27 on penalty kills coming into tonight. The Rampage finally found a crack in Anton Forsberg, as they struck twice to take a 2-0 lead. The first goal came off of the stick of J.T. Compher at the 15:41 mark, as the second goal from A.J. Greer came three minutes after the Compher goal. A Cody Goloubef goal forty-seven seconds later at the 18:49 mark made it a 2-1 score going into the locker rooms.In the second period, the Monsters were caught off-guard by a Alex Belzile goal at the 1:45 mark of the period. That would be the only goal of the period and, as a result, the Monsters would have to play catch-up in the third period. But, due to a Anton Lindholm interference penalty with less than a minute in the period, the Monsters would have a little over a minute left in the power play when the third period began.The power play would be used effectively, as Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the goal at the fifty-four second mark of the period. The Monsters looked to have the momentum in the game at that point, as they were executing on defense and getting good looks on offense. The Monsters put themselves in an excellent position to tie the game after the Rampage got called for holding. The Monsters pulled Anton Forsberg and added the extra attacker, but the Rampage shut down the offense late, scoring on an empty-net. The Rampage would hold on to a 4-2 lead, dropping the Monsters to 3-3 on the season.Tomorrow will be the second game of this two-game set against the San Antonio Rampage, as it will be the six game in eight days for the Monsters. As always, make sure to follow everything here on NEOSI. For everything hockey-related, follow @Eli_Mooneyham and @NEOSI_Sprouse.center_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.last_img read more

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Transformasi Bisnis, Etihad Airways Pertimbangkan Pensiunkan A380 dan A350 Secara Permanen,Artis TikTok Jilati Kursi Toilet Demi “Coronavirus Challenge”

first_imgA380 Etihad Airways. Foto: Getty via Simple Flying Etihad Airways, maskapai kampiun asal Uni Emirat Arab dikabarkan tengah mempertimbangkan untu mempensiunkan secara permanen seluruh armada A380 mereka. Saat ini, Etihad diketahui mengoperasikan 10 pesawat komersial terbesar di dunia dan sudah memiliki lima A350. Namun, khusus untuk A350, setelah pertama kali dikirim tahun lalu, pesawat tidak langsung masuk ke layanan, melainkan diparkir untuk sementara di fasilitas penyimpanan pesawat di Bordeaux, Perancis.Baca juga: Etihad Uji Coba Teknologi Canggih di Bandara untuk Cegah CoronaSimple Flying melaporkan, salah satu dari tiga maskapai raksasa di Timur Tengah itu pertama kali menerima armada A350 (MSN 290) pada tanggal 31 Mei 2019. Tetapi, pesawat tersebut kemudian dipindahkan ke Bordeaux pada 3 Juni. Demikian juga MSN 315 dikirim berdasarkan kontrak pada 15 Juli 2019, MSN 330 dikirim berdasarkan kontrak pada 29 Juli 2019, dan MSN 342 dikirim berdasarkan kontrak pada 30 September 2019 yang juga sudah disimpain baik-baik di Bordeaux tak lama setelah dikirim oleh Airbus. Kabar mengenai rencana mempensiunkan A380 dan A350 sebetulnya bukan barang baru untuk Etihad. Sejak tahun lalu, maskapai yang masuk ke dalam The Three Mega Carrier bersama Emirates dan Qatar ini sudah memberi sinyal tak baik terkait pengoperasian dua jenis pesawat tersebut.“Etihad Airways akan membatalkan masuknya layanan lima pesawat Airbus A350-1000 baru sebagai bagian dari rencana transformasi bisnis yang sedang berlangsung,” kata juru bicara Etihad pada September lalu. Sebelumnya, tepatnya pada Maret lalu, Etihad telah lebih dahulu membatalkan pesanan kepada Airbus sebanyak 42 A350 XWB.Menurut beberapa sumber, transformasi bisnis tersebut juga termasuk di dalamnya A380, mengingat, selain operational cost tinggi, maskapai juga harus menjual lebih dari 500an kursi yang mana akan terdengar sulit di masa mendatang. Masalahnya, tren penerbangan di masa mendatang dinilai sudah tak lagi cocok dengan pesawat dengan daya tampung besar. Adapun momen mempensiunkan dini seluruh armada A380 Etihad, yang menurut Planespotters memiliki usia rata-rata di bawah lima tahun, dinilai tepat mengingat kondisi iklim penerbangan yang tengah melorot akibat corona.Di dunia, Etihad tentu bukan satu-satunya maskapai yang mempunyai rencana serupa. Sebelumnya, ada British Airways, Qantas, Lufthansa, ANA, serta beberapa maskapai lainnya yang mempunyai rencana serupa, selain menggrounded hampir seluruh armada untuk sementara.Baca juga: Lufthansa Kirim Airbus A380 Terakhir ke ‘Kuburan’ Pesawat di SpanyolJika Etihad Airways pada akhirnya benar-benar mempensiunkan A380 dan tidak jadi mengoperasikan A350 karena alasan transformasi bisnis, sebagaimana yang telah diungkap di atas, praktis mereka hanya akan melayani seluruh tamu spesial mereka dengan empat jenis pesawat. Mulai dari Boeing 777, Boeing 787, keluarga Airbus A320, dan satu Airbus A330, yang baru-baru ini mengoperasikan penerbangan bersejarah ke Tel Aviv untuk memberikan bantuan medis ke Palestina, sekalipun pada akhirnya ditolak mentah-mentah.Bila hal itu terjadi, mungkin Etihad akan kehilangan seluruh pangsa pasar premium mereka. Sebagai informasi, Etihad Airways selama ini banyak diburu penumpang untuk merasakan sensasi terbang di First Class Apartment atau The Residence Etihad yang khusus tersedia di pesawat A380. Bila kelas tertinggi tersebut dihilangkan, kemungkinan kecil mereka akan beralih ke first class di pesawat lain. Sebaliknya, menurut sebagian pengamat, besar kemungkinan mereka akan beralih ke layanan dan pesawat serupa milik maskapai lain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDirundung Kerugian, Etihad Kurangi Jumlah Pesanan Pesawat dari Boeing dan Airbus25/02/2019In “Featured”Empat Bulan Nganggur, Emirates ‘PHK’ Airbus A380 Pertama15/06/2020In “Featured”Akibat Virus Corona, Harga Airbus A380 Bekas Turun Drastis19/03/2020In “Destinasi Udara”last_img read more

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Argos Game vs. Florida Southern Cancelled Due to Rain

first_imgArgos Game vs. Florida Southern Cancelled Due to Rain Share VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 1 West Florida baseball team’s game Sunday February 26 against Florida Southern was cancelled due to rain.  The Argonauts are 10-2 overall on the season and will be back in action Tuesday February 28 against Miles at Jim Spooner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Josh Huggins blasted two homeruns in UWF win over Barry ( Photo by Chris Nelson) last_img

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Spring Hill men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s golf teams join GSC

first_imgSpring Hill men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s golf teams join GSC MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College (SHC) has accepted an invitation to join the Gulf South Conference (GSC) in the sports of men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s golf. The teams will immediately compete as full conference members during the 2014 regular season, but will be ineligible to compete in conference postseason tournaments for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.“This is a great affiliation for our soccer and women’s golf programs,” said SHC Athletics Director Jim Hall. “We are thrilled to be joining such a well-recognized and highly competitive conference in the GSC. It was important for us to secure a conference home for these programs and ensure that they will each have access to post-season automatic qualification once we are a full NCAA Division II member. We are looking forward to a great relationship with the GSC institutions for many years to come.”The GSC has competed in men’s and women’s soccer since 1996. Its teams have appeared in six NCAA Division II National Championship Finals with Christian Brothers University and the University of West Florida winning Women’s National Championships in 2002 and 2012, respectively.SHC has competed in men’s soccer since 1992 and women’s soccer since 1993.Former GSC member Troy State won National Championships in women’s golf in 1984, 1986 and 1989.The addition of Spring Hill gives the GSC 13 members in women’s soccer, 10 members in men’s soccer and eight members in women’s golf.“The Gulf South Conference is excited to welcome Spring Hill College in these three sports,” said GSC Commissioner Matt Wilson. “Providing the opportunity for student-athletes to compete, graduate and impact are goals of the GSC. Partnering with a great institution like SHC is right in line with what we are trying to do. I give a lot of credit to President Gregory Lucey and Jim Hall. They have done a terrific job preparing Spring Hill for the transition and this is another important step for them.”Spring Hill is currently in the second year of its transition to NCAA Division II membership and competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in its other varsity programs.The Gulf South Conference is a charter member of NCAA Division II dating back to its creation in the summer of 1970. The league is currently composed of 10 full-time members, two affiliate members and two future members. Lee University is on schedule to gain official membership in 2015-16, followed by Mississippi College in 2016-17.Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

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Tigers Top Indians 4-1 as Detroit Stops the Tribe’s Five-Game Win Streak

first_img Related TopicsfeaturedIndiansMatthew BoydTigersTrevor Bauer Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Indians were feeling good about themselves following a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays at home, and then they started out their road trip with a solid win Tuesday over the Detroit Tigers.Getting to win six in a row would not be as easy, as the Tigers returned the favor in front of plenty of green seats at Comerica Park Wednesday, piling up 12 hits in a 4-1 win.The setback puts the Indians at 7-4 on the season after 11 games, while the Tigers push their mark to 8-4, a half game up on the Indians in the AL Central.There was plenty of blame to go around in this loss, as Trevor Bauer was not as good as he was in his first two outings, and the offense didn’t do their part.Here’s a couple takeaways from this Tribe loss.1. Bauer ScuffledYou felt it might be a tough day for the Indians number two starter when he gave up three straight hits in the first. The key one was the second hit, a two-out two-run homer by Niko Goodrum on a four-seam fastball that Bauer left up and was blasted out of the park to make it 2-0 Tigers.On the day Bauer gave up four runs on 10 hits with a walk and seven K’s, going 5.2 innings.Goodrum’s HR wasn’t the only mistake, the second was John Hicks who led off the sixth with a solo homer that made it a 3-1 game on a bad Bauer change-up. “They hit some good pitches, they hit some bad pitches,” Bauer said after the game. 2. The Offense Had Their ShotsThe offense had a really good day at the plate on Tuesday against the Tigers, but Wednesday had chances, but didn’t take advantage of it. Overall the team went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, left seven runners in scoring position. It seemed like they had plenty of shots, but just could not come up with that big hit, like in the 8th when they got three walks to load the bases, only to have Greg Allen pinch-hit for Roberto Perez, and he ended the threat with a ground out.The difference between a win and a loss could have come with just one big hit, and today the team didn’t get it. 3. Wittgren Solid in ReliefNick Wittgren stepped in and kept the Tribe in the game with a very good outing in relief of Trevor Bauer, going 1.1, allowing a hit and four K’s.He just came up to the Tribe on Tuesday after the team put Mike Clevinger on the injured list, and while he might get sent right back down when the team needs a fifth starter, for now it was a good start to his Indians tenure. The former Miami Marlins pitcher came to the team in February, and in a season where the bullpen may need all the help it can get, this was a positive sign. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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