ACTIVITIES TO MARK DOMINICA’S CARNIVAL 2011 CELEBRATIONS TO OFFICIAL BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

first_imgLocalNews ACTIVITIES TO MARK DOMINICA’S CARNIVAL 2011 CELEBRATIONS TO OFFICIAL BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH by: – February 11, 2011 Share Share Share 68 Views   no discussions GIS News by Emmanuel Joseph Beginning of carnival opening parade, 2010Dominica’s 2011 carnival programme will be officially launched this Saturday, February 12, with a massive street parade on the streets of Roseau. The streets of the capital will be transformed into a huge carnival atmosphere with participants and masqueraders parading a mix of carnival forms, moving along the streets to the music of lapo kabwit, steel band, live music and sound systems. The opening parade kicks off at 3.pm from Victoria Street in Roseau. Events director, Natalie Clarke-Meade  says the parade will highlight a range of advertising floats, costume bands, traditional masquerade groups and the colour and splendour of Dominica’s carnival. “We were overwhelmed, this year, with the amount of bands, sensays, corporate business people who wanted to have floats, instead of having one, they want to have two. They are also creating carnival costumes to go with their floats. We are even going to have t-shirt mass in the opening parade this year. So, along with the traditional ‘Ol Mas’ which makes Mas Domnik, the real mas unique, we will have these other elements contending on the road. Consequently, we are asking and inviting everyone in the general public to come out and be safe; come online with us on the road from 3 PM.” Assistant superintendant of police, Yvonne Alexander who is also the officer in charge of the traffic and tourism department of the Dominica police force is alerting the public of diversions into the city of Roseau. “We were overwhelmed, this year, with the amount of bands, sensays, corporate business people who wanted to have floats, instead of having one, they want to have two. They are also creating carnival costumes to go with their floats. We are even going to have t-shirt mass in the opening parade this year. So, along with the traditional ‘Ol Mas’ which makes Mas Domnik, the real mas unique, we will have these other elements contending on the road. Consequently, we are asking and inviting everyone in the general public to come out and be safe; come online with us on the road from 3 PM.” Assistant superintendant of police, Yvonne Alexander who is also the officer in charge of the traffic and tourism department of the Dominica police force is alerting the public of diversions into the city of Roseau.  “The formal opening ceremony of carnival takes place on Saturday, the 12th of February, 2011. It is expected to commence in the vicinity of Victoria Street between the House of Assembly building and the Fort Young Hotel, where the bands will gather and revellers, of course, and other individuals who will be taking part in that parade. They are expected to set off at 3:00 PM, so we expect people will begin gathering by about 2 PM. Obviously, traffic will be diverted out of that area, that part of Victoria Street by about 1:30 PM on that day. For motorists who are commuting from the southern part of the island into Roseau, at some stage there will be a diversion sign up to the DBS area on Victoria Street diverting traffic onto High Street.”Assistant superintendant Alexander explains the route of the parade.“The route for that parade goes down from Victoria Street onto the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard. From the Boulevard, the parade is expected to travel along King George V Street then unto Great George Street and out onto the West Bridge to St. Johnson’s Avenue, then on to Elliot Avenue, Goodwill Road to the Carnival City venue which is the Pottersville Savannah. It is expected that it will take anywhere between two (2) to three (3) hours for that parade to get to the final destination.”  Assistant superintendant Alexander says in addition to the carnival parade, a cruise ship is expected to dock at the Roseau cruise ship berth which is expected to increase vehicular  congestion. The Dominica police force is appealing to the public to assist them on Saturday between the hours of two and five p.m. For tour buses, Miss. Alexander says during the time the parade is expected to traverse along the dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard, the traffic department will reduce the number of buses there. “We expect that around that time, some buses will obviously be out on tours and we will do the best we can, that is, the Tourism and Traffic Department, to reduce the number of buses that are actually on the Bayfront about the time the parade is expected to commute just through that short area of the Bayfront. It is really from the Pebbles’ Park area down to the Boulevard and then on to King George V Street. It is anticipated that that will not take very long. Within the hour, all of the bands should have passed through that area. So, it is really just managing the situation for the short period that the bands and groups are expected to pass through that area.” The parade is expected to culminate at the Pottersville savannah, ‘carnival city.’ Natalie Clarke-Meade says the public can  expect an action packed show. “The entrance fee to Carnival City, this year, will be as last years, five dollars (XCD$5.00 ). We have entertainment in the city this year. So, along with the speeches, we will have an entertainment line-up. We, basically, want to give the story of ‘Mas Domnik’, which Mr. Bully says is two hundred (200) years old.” Events director, Dominica Festival Committee, Natalie Clarke-MeadeAssistant Superintendant of Police, Yvonne Alexander Part of the opening parade 2010 Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Lady Pirates Rally To Defeat Lady Golden Bears

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates found themselves down 2-0 with the first 11 minutes of their match Thursday evening in Shelbyville but came back to defeat the Lady Golden Bears 5-3.Shelbyville scored one minute into the game and utilized the same break-away play ten minutes later by Alexis Tackett to get their early lead. An unfortunate injury on a clean slide tackle took Tackett out of the game midway through the first half. At the 25 minute mark, Kasey Moeller got her explosive night start. Moeller used her speed on a breakaway to open the net for the Lady Pirates. At the 11 minute mark, Moeller equalized the game on another breakaway. Both teams continued to play aggressive and the score remained 2-2 at halftime.Both teams continued the tough play throughout the first twenty plus minutes of the second half until Kasey Moeller played a nice drop ball to Maddi Hellmich on the 18 line for a left footed chip that found the back of the net to break the tie. With just under 9 minutes to play, Stephanie Bruns played a corner kick that pin-balled off both teams until Moeller collected for her third goal of the game. Shelbyville closed the gap with 3 minutes to play as a long chip took a wild bounce over goalkeeper McKella Lynette. With Shelbyville putting intense offensive pressure, the Lady Pirate defense was able to chip out a ball that Moeller ran down and scored her fourth goal of the match with 52 seconds remaining. This was a match that tested the Lady Pirates mentally and physically and the team held it together and kept encouraging each other to find the victory.McKella Lynette earned the victory in net making 5 saves on the evening. The Lady Pirates tallied 32 shots on goal for the evening by Moeller, Hellmich, Bruns, Abby Bailey, Sierra Aylsworht, Danielle Schroeder, Michaela Myers, Cara Zeigler and Emma Overmyer.The win brings the varsity team record to 5-5-1 on the season. The Lady Pirates will be in action Saturday morning in an EIAC match with Rushville at 10AM.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Angels hit on all cylinders to rout Mariners in home opener

first_imgAlbert Pujols hit the 657th homer of his career, pulling him within three of Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time list. Max Stassi hit a three-run homer to break the game open in the fourth.David Fletcher continued his torrid start in the leadoff spot, reaching base four times, with two hits and two walks. Fletcher is 10 for 18 this season.Likely the starting shortstop while Andrelton Simmons is out with a sprained ankle, Fletcher also made a spectacular play in shallow right field on a shift, fielding a bouncer and spinning to make a perfect throw.Shohei Ohtani, who began the season in a 1-for-12 slump after outs in his first three at-bats Tuesday, drilled an RBI double off the right-field wall.“This is all about his own personal self confidence,” Maddon said. “That’s all he needs right now. He needs a couple of those. He gets the feel and the confidence soars and all the sudden the ball is going up on those tarps over the right field bleachers.”Stassi’s homer was his third hit of the young season, which is as many as he had in 42 at-bats with the Angels after they acquired him last year.“I’ve not seen this guy before this year,” Maddon said. “And I know he that had some issues hitting in the past but I’m not seeing that. I’m seeing a really good delivery with the head of the bat. And on top of that, he is as advertised behind the plate. So that’s really been fun to watch too.”Everyone in the Angels starting lineup reached safely.On the mound, left-hander Patrick Sandoval was impressive in his first start of the season, allowing one earned run in four-plus innings. Sandoval was on a relatively short leash because he missed the start of summer camp after a June bout with the coronavirus.Sandoval threw 17 sliders among his 62 pitches, and he got five whiffs on them.“They had a lot of lefties in there, and that’s what we came up with before the game,” Sandoval said. “That’s how we’d neutralize the lefties and it ended up working well.”Sandoval had not thrown more than three innings in any of the intrasquad or exhibition games, and he was on a pitch limit of about 65 on Tuesday. He had thrown just 51 pitches through four innings and had a 5-1 lead, thanks to Stassi’s homer, giving him a shot at his first big league victory.However, Sandoval gave up a double to Dylan Moore and then speedy Mallex Smith reached on an error by second baseman Tommy La Stella, which ended Sandoval’s night three outs short of a victory.“He’s going to get plenty of wins,” Maddon said. “He’s going to get stretched out, stay healthy, and have a long career ahead of him. He’s really good.”After Sandoval was done, relievers Noe Ramirez, Ryan Buchter, Mike Mayers, Jacob Barnes and Keynan Middleton did not allow a run.“Up and down, you talk about everybody,” Maddon said. “They were outstanding.”Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — The Angels played the type of game that a ballpark full of red-clad fans would have loved to see in their first chance of the year to watch a home game.Presumably they still enjoyed it on television.The Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Tuesday night in their first home game in this unprecedented season, with red tarps covering many of the sections in the field level of a fan-free Angel Stadium.The coronavirus pandemic, of course, has left teams to improvise on the atmosphere while trying to have business as usual between the lines. The stadium entertainment crew had plenty of chances to turn up the artificial crowd noise. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “In spite of no fans, our guys really played the game as though the place is packed, and I loved that,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “Give those guys a lot of credit.”Anthony Rendon, who had missed the first four games on the road because of oblique tightness, made his debut in the Angels home whites and capped the blowout with a two-run homer in the eighth inning.“It felt good to just be out there,” Rendon said. “It feels good whenever you have a game like we just had, when the offense is clicking. People say offense is contagious and it really is.”Rendon also hustled to beat a force at second with two outs, helping the Angels score their second run of the night, and that’s the moment that Maddon talked about the most.“Those are the kind of things that we’ve got to be able to do,” he said. “That’s the kind of baseball we need to play on a nightly basis to get where we want to be. Anthony is that kind of player. I’ve been watching him for years and to be able to sit behind (Mike Trout), he really lengthens our lineup.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more

Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak says Aldridge meeting was learning experience

first_imgAnother prominent person besides LaMarcus Aldridge felt unimpressed with the Lakers’ first free agency meeting with him.“We accomplished the part about how much we wanted this player,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a conference call on Thursday. “But I don’t feel the basketball component of it was covered in depth.”Kupchak contended “we didn’t have as much time to talk basketball as we would have liked to” in a two-hour meeting that preceded the Houston Rockets’ presentation. Kupchak added the meeting “wasn’t as intimate a setting as I would have liked.” Aldridge met with a wide range of Lakers’ representatives, including Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, coach Byron Scott, president Jeanie Buss, executive Jim Buss and former Showtime Laker James Worthy. Other front office, business and publicity officials attended as well as representatives with Time Warner Cable SportsNet and AEG. Aldridge had felt the Lakers placed too much focus on branding over X’s and O’s. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I don’t think the meeting was as bad as people heard it was, nor do I think it was as good as we hoped it would be,” Kupchak said. “I would say, ‘Live and learn.’”• Related: Bass, Williams agree to deals with L.A.The Lakers learned their follow-up attempts did little.Kupchak and Scott met with Aldridge again two days later and talked basketball. But Aldridge still left the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers also whiffed on their other targets in free agency. Greg Monroe chose Milwaukee over the Lakers. DeAndre Jordan initially selected Dallas before returning back to the Clippers. Kupchak conceded it felt “a little unsettling” the Mavericks could then pursue center Roy Hibbert, whom the Lakers agreed to acquire last week from Indiana for a future second-round pick. Kupchak argued the incident set “an uncomfortable precedent” before adding, “I want nothing but the best for DeAndre Jordan.” Kupchak also deferred to the NBA on whether it should reduce the moratorium period before free agents can sign their contracts. center_img Kupchak had other things on his mind. • Related: Lakers summer league: Five things to watchThe Lakers have failed to retain or attract marquee free agents for three consecutive years, including Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol. Yet, Kupchak dismissed how much the Lakers’ presentations played any role.“Your roster has a lot to do with your ability to recruit free agents that are established and maybe looking for a team that can win right away,” Kupchak said. “This is not a roster that an established player would say, ‘I can go there and win a championship next year.”The Lakers finished last season with their worst record in franchise history amid an injury-laden roster, most notably to Bryant. He played 35 games before needing right shoulder surgery in what marked his third consecutive season-ending injury. Although Scott estimated Bryant remains a month away from any shooting or any upper body exercises, the Lakers expect their star player to return for his 20th NBA season fully healthy. The Lakers have three rookies (D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., Anthony Brown) and two emerging talents (Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson). • Related: Lakers Q&A with Mark MedinaKupchak said Hibbert partially waived his trade kicker initially worth $2.8 million to accommodate Indiana’s to clear his $15.5 million salary amid a diminished role. The Lakers signed Lou Williams to a three-year, $21 million deal a year after winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in Toronto. They also acquired 10-year NBA veteran forward Brandon Bass. Kupchak added he still has a room exception worth $2.8 million and that Nick Young could still have a role if he follows Scott’s instruction to improve on defense.Kupchak conceded “it’s not a perfect roster,” but can the Lakers make the postseason?“I would say yes,” Kupchak said. “I don’t see why we don’t contend for a playoff spot. But our young players have to grow beyond our years and we have to stay healthy.”That mostly involves Bryant, whom Scott said will meet with him and the Lakers’ training staff in either three or four weeks on how to reduce his workload. Last year, Bryant averaged 22.3 points on a career-low 37.3 percent clip in 36.4 minutes.“We added some veterans that I think will make him happy and some young players that will frustrate him,” Kupchak said of Bryant. “His focal point going into the season is his own conditioning and his own health. I think that has a potential to frustrate him.”Kupchak still expressed optimism about Bryant’s play, though he reiterated his belief Bryant will retire after this season. Then, the Lakers could offer a max contract to two free agents. “We’ll get better at it,” Kupchak said. “Our team will get better. We’ll be more attractive.”last_img read more