first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 468 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics At Least 300 Families to Get Homes by: – May 5, 2020center_img Share In the coming months, more than 100 families will get new homes from the Dominica government. This figure does not include housing projects which are in preparation stages- those are projected to bring improved shelter to at least 300 families combined.The Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit shared the news of several housing projects nearing completion and scores of keys waiting to be handed over.“Within the next couple of weeks, some 66 individuals in the San Sauveur/Good Hope area will receive keys to their apartments,” Hon Skerrit revealed adding that these families “will be taken out of their vulnerable state into climate resilient residences…to usher in the hurricane season.”In Jimmit, he said between June and July, “We will be handing over some 30 keys. I am hoping to visit a site in Massacre where I will be authorising the construction of 60-70 residences for the people of Massacre, Mahaut and Canefield.”Another tranche of homes, more than 100, at varying stages of readiness, are scattered across the island.“In Stockfarm, we have 33 residences there and by June we will be handing over keys to these people,” he said.A second apartment building in Grand Fond will see others of the area receive their keys in the next few days.‘We will be starting off some 70 residences in Wesley hopefully towards the end of May to early June,” the Hon Prime Minister added.In Roseau, near the Dominica Grammar School, Hon Skerrit says the site is being prepared for work on at least 60 homes for the capital. A shipment of construction material is due any day.Hon Skerrit says another construction site is being finalised for more houses. Sharelast_img read more

first_img Related Articles Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.644.61 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 14Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 15Timeform1.823.35 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Paddy Power13.00 18Russell Yershon11.88 19Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 20Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 21Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 22John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 23Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 24Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73center_img It was a day for short price winners in the Tipster Challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods. The six races at Haydock produced winners at 1/14, Evens and 7/4.Unfortunately for our experts, which this week included LeoVegas Sportsbook Manager Edward Rycroft, none of them had predicted victories for the day’s slightly longer odds successes – 3/1 Chti Balko, 7/2 Sammy B and 7/1 Purcell’s Bridge.Rycroft’s 1.82 points from two race wins put him 19th in the table. Meanwhile, bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris and Timeform held their starting positions of 6th and 15th respectively.Race Winners at Haydock:Chti Balko – 3/1The Nipper – 1/14Buttercup – 7/4Sammy B – 7/2Purcell’s Bridge – 7/1Johanos – EvensTipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. RankTipsterRace WinsPointslast_img read more

first_imgAs the world now knows, Yasiel Puig is a quick study. It was true when the Dodgers called him up from Double-A in June and he proceeded to hit .436 the rest of the month, and it’s true in October.Puig had six hits, all singles, in his first 13 at-bats of the playoffs and scored four runs in Games 1 through 3. While his feats at the plate have been overshadowed somewhat by Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford, Puig’s attention to detail has been sharper than at any point in his rookie season.So far he’s been able to avoid the missed cutoff men, and the ill-advised attempts at taking an extra base, that once made observers nervous about his potential impact in postseason situations.“I give a lot of thanks to (my teammates) for helping me concentrate and focus on the details I need to focus on to make sure I’m always giving it my best,” Puig said. Perhaps most importantly with center fielder Andre Ethier limited to pinch-hitting duties, Puig is healthy.After scoring from second base in the third inning of Game 3 on Sunday, Puig slammed his helmet in the Dodgers’ dugout, then disappeared down the tunnel leading to the home clubhouse followed by assistant athletic trainer Nancy Patterson Flynn. Puig re-emerged in time to take the field for the top of the fourth inning, but not before flexing his left knee and jogging gingerly to his position.After the game, Puig denied that he had been injured and on Monday he declared himself “in perfect condition.”The numbers agree.What’s plaguing Paco?What appeared to be an attempt to build the confidence of Paco Rodriguez in Game 3 may have only worsened the mind state of one of the Dodgers’ most reliable relievers during the regular season.Rodriguez was pulled with one out remaining in a seven-run game, having allowed two runs on three hits to the Braves.After giving up the game-winning hit in Game 2 and allowing opponents to hit .308 off him in September, it’s difficult to believe the rookie left-hander’s role won’t be different moving forward.“It doesn’t kick Paco out of any plans,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It just means he’s in a little stretch right now where he’s had some stuff going on with him as far as not getting outs… Doesn’t mean we lose confidence in him and and know who he is.”Catcher A.J. Ellis told Mattingly that Rodriguez had better stuff Sunday than he had in a little while. In support of that statement, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said it’s nothing physical that has caused the lefty’s recent struggles.“A lot of times it’s maybe selection more than anything,” Honeycutt said, “and making the wrong pitch at the wrong time.”Steve Garvey’s bold predictionSteve Garvey threw out the ceremonial first pitch — with a twist — then added a bold prediction.Rather than throwing the ball from the mound, Garvey participated in a relay down the first-base line with former Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros and catcher Steve Yeager.Later, with a microphone in his hand, he added: “Welcome to the final game of the NLDS.”Coincidentally, the game began with an error at first base charged to Adrian Gonzalez.NotableCarl Crawford’s multi-homer game was the ninth by a Dodger in a playoff game. Seven Dodgers have accomplished the feat, most recently Shawn Green in Game 3 of the 2004 National League Division Series against the Cardinals. … The blue “rally towels” waving around Dodger Stadium during Game 3 on Sunday weren’t distributed for Game 4. … Lakers center Pau Gasol attended the game.Staff writer Clay Fowler contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img He is still challenging opponents with his raw tools. Monday, after a fourth-inning single, he took a wide turn around first base and intently watched Atlanta Braves center fielder Jason Heyward field the baseball before retreating to first. At times in the series, he’s looked runners back to first base on balls hit to right field rather than immediately throwing the ball in.But so far Puig’s bravado hasn’t cost the Dodgers a thing. And he’s picked up on the differences between playoff baseball and regular-season baseball.“I noticed that each pitcher is focusing more on each pitch that he throws,” Puig said. “Everyone’s trying to give their all on every single play. I noticed that the zone has been a little tighter. There is a lot more focus and more intensity on every little detail and that each player is doing their best not to make any errors and making sure that they can complete every play the best they can.”Puig is also swinging earlier counts, reversing the trend of patience that evolved from June to September. In the first three games of the series, Puig looked at 3.07 pitches per plate appearance, down from his already-low 3.58 during the regular season.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral residents of Ganta last Sunday joined security officials to witness the re-opening of the border with Guinea, in a demonstration of relief after the Liberian Government ordered the border closed more than ten months ago, due to the Ebola outbreak in both countries.Both citizens of the two countries were seen rejoicing when the chain on the Liberian side of the border was untied and removed, upon the orders of Ganta Border Commander Maj. Betty Benson.She explained to the jubilant crowd that the closing of the border was due to the Ebola outbreak that hit the three Mano River countries, killing about 9,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.“Now that the outbreak of Ebola is subsiding, the government decided to open the border for cross border activities, but we should be cognizant about the Ebola and apply all the preventive measures,” Major Benson added.Buckets filled with chlorinated water for hand washing were placed at various points on the bridge as well as the main entrance of the Immigration office.In 2010, the Ganta Border ranged 4th in the collection of revenue, according to a report from Ministry of Finance & Development Planning. The advent of the Ebola Virus Disease and the subsequent border closure put a halt to cross-border trade between the two countries.The news of the border re-opening spread across Nimba County like wild fire. Most of Liberia’s agricultural produce, including pepper, beans and grand nuts, among others, are imported from Guinea.During a recent tour by the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Vigilante, in Ganta on Feb. 17, joint security officers informed him that despite the border closure, illegal trade was still going on and lack of logistics was hampering their work.“If the border is opened, illegal cross border activities will be curtailed,” a spokesman said.He mentioned the lack of mobility and other logistics as serious impediments affecting their operations to curtail illegal trade across the border.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“She was very loving,” Abril said. “She always would come up, and she wouldn’t give me one hug, she would give three or four hugs.” With shoulder-length dark-blond hair, Angelica was bubbly, outgoing and a bit of a tomboy. Passing by a teacher, Angelica would sometimes say that she hoped to be in that teacher’s class next year. “She definitely got out there and just mixed with the whole crowd at recess; she just had a big personality,” Abril said. The principal said that at school events, she always saw Angelica with her grandfather, Burton. He took Angelica to the father-daughter dance in February, just as he had the year before, Abril said. A man of medium height with neatly groomed hair, Burton was dedicated to his granddaughter. Angelica and her fellow pupils performed in two patriotic assemblies an hour apart on April27. Burton was there for both. “I think what is so shocking for us is we all knew her grandfather, too, and he was very paternal toward her, very supportive toward her,” Abril said. Neighbors said the Burtons were facing eviction, and Abril said the family’s car was recently destroyed. Sheriff’s investigators confirmed that Burton was in financial difficulty, and they think that led him to commit the murder-suicide. Gene White, 58, was a friend of Burton, whom he said used to work as a hardware salesman. Crystal Burton, Angelica’s mother, had health problems, White said. Like his granddaughter, Burton was a friendly and charismatic soul who looked out for the underdog and loved to greet strangers, White said. “Every time I talked to him, it was `Angelica this, Angelica that’ – he lived for Angelica,” White said. With her daughter Paisley, 5, by her side, and tears welling up in her eyes, Michele Perez sat on the grass Thursday in front of votive candles and stuffed animals left on the doorstep of the family’s home. “They were really, really close,” Perez said. “He was very, very protective of her, making sure she looked both ways before crossing the street.” Paisley and Angelica would often swim together at the River Ranch pool, and Paisley remembered how they used to share goggles. Paisley and the children in Angelica’s class have been told that their friend is now an angel, like her name. Paisley seems to have taken that to heart. “I wish I had wings,” she said. alex.dobuzinskis (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Richard Boyd Burton sat in the front row a week ago at an assembly at his granddaughter’s school, watching her sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” Angelica Maldonado, 8, and her grandfather, Burton, 52, attended all the school events together. And as always, on Monday, Burton was at Valley View Elementary to pay for a week’s worth of school lunches for his granddaughter. Then on Tuesday, driven by what investigators say was despair over his financial situation, Burton fatally shot Angelica; his daughter, Crystal Marie Burton, 24; and then himself, authorities said. The shocking murder-suicide has left neighbors grieving in Canyon Country’s River Ranch town-home community, where a makeshift shrine has been placed in front of the Burtons’ door. Teachers and children who knew Angelica at Valley View are grieving, too, remembering a girl known for her bubbly energy and giant personality. Psychologists counseled her classmates Wednesday. Principal Gayle Abril told the children that a person’s life is like a book in the library – some are long, and some are short. “Angelica’s book would be a very good book, but it wouldn’t have a lot of pages,” Abril said. One-on-one counseling was given to three girls who discovered Angelica’s body lying in her bed Tuesday night when they looked through a window into her room. Angelica’s classmates cried when they heard of her death. last_img