Dominica officially launches International Year of Co-operatives 2012

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first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica officially launches International Year of Co-operatives 2012 by: – December 8, 2011 9 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: dcsll.orgPresident of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Mr. Cletus Joseph says the organization is positioning itself to assist small cooperatives in their development thrust.He was addressing the official launching of International Year of Cooperatives 2012, an event held in collaboration with the ministry of social services”.Joseph told the ceremony which was held at the Fort Young Hotel Wednesday night, that the cooperative has made several changes to accommodate that process.“We will put together actions to assist the fellow cooperatives’ on the island. We know what their struggles are and we intend to bring them up to the maximum levels of efficiency and effectiveness in other to be relevant to their membership,” he said.Meantime minister responsible for Cooperatives Gloria Shillingford says the activity is significant because cooperative moments play a pivotal role in the development of any nation.“The genesis of the movement began just as an idea. Today we see that the trend setters were correct and their dreams are manifested in cooperatives like the National Cooperative Credit Union…we can see all the benefits that have been derived from people working together to achieve a common goal,” she explained.Trade Minister Dr. Colin McIntyre who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at the event said the cooperative movement stands out as a highly recommended model in Dominica, as advances that can be achieved in social and economic development when individuals pull their resources in a cooperative effort to tackle development issues within their country.“For us in Dominica, the cooperative movement has been a vehicle for moving both our urban and rural committees to higher levels of development and for improving the quality of life of our citizens,” he explained.McIntyre said government fully subscribes to the view that entrepreneurship is an important strategy for alleviating poverty.The event was launched under the theme “Encouraging Entrepreneurship Though Cooperatives”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

OAS Donates Firearms Marking Machine to Dominica

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first_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday donated a firearms marking machine to the Government of Dominica to be used by its Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labor with the objective of combating the illicit trafficking of firearms. This initiative, which is currently being implemented in various countries of the region, forms part of the efforts outlined by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, and serves to exemplify the organization as a strategic actor in the fight against crime. The machine was presented during a ceremony held in the headquarters of the Police of Dominica, in Roseau, and was attended by the Minister of National Security, Immigration and Labor, Charles Savarin and other authorities.The donation—financed by the Government of the United States—is part of the program “Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean,” following the Inter-American Convention against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), and seeks to strengthen national capabilities on matters of firearms marking.The OAS submitted to the Government of Dominica a special computer, to facilitate the process of upkeep of date on marked firearms. Also, the OAS Department of Public Security will hold a training workshop on the use of firearms marking equipment with ten officials from the Police of Dominica.Among the OAS’s principal goals is the strengthening of national capabilities of the Member States to respond, in an effective and efficient way, to the growing levels of crime and violence caused by the illicit trafficking in firearms. In this sense, the OAS cooperates with the countries of the region with the objective that, in the shortest time possible, all the Member States will have established policies, as well as relevant legislation to mark firearms at the time of manufacturing and/or import.To date, 21 countries in the region have signed a cooperation agreement with the OAS to participate in the program: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Santa Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Vicente and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.Press Release Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews OAS Donates Firearms Marking Machine to Dominica by: – April 4, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Arrests target Puerto Rico airport drug running ring

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first_img Tweet SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — On May 31, a federal grand jury indicted 25 individuals as a result of an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice, United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez announced on Wednesday.The defendants are charged in a 16 count indictment with violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.The defendants were members and associates of a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in narcotics distribution and criminal acts principally out of the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The leader of the organization is Maribel Rodríguez-Fragoso, aka “La Flaca.”The indictment alleges that in or around 2010 until May 2012, members of the enterprise and their associates carried kilograms of cocaine in backpack/bags, or hidden on their person, or driving official work vehicles into the Airport through the employees secured entrance. Once in the secured area, they would transfer the kilograms of cocaine to couriers inside of a designated restroom, who would then board flights departing to the continental United States. It is further alleged that members of the enterprise transported large sums of drug proceeds in the form of US currency from the continental United States to Puerto Rico. Some of the drug proceeds were used to purchase items, such as vehicles, which were regularly used to further the enterprise.DEA deputy administrator Thomas Harrigan said on Wednesday, “Americans have a right to expect the highest integrity from those they entrust with their safety, and DEA is committed to protecting that trust. Today’s arrests at one of the nation’s busiest airports reflect our relentless commitment to working with our partners to aggressively fight drug trafficking, not only at our nation’s points of entry, but at source, transit, and arrival zones throughout the world.”A second indictment unsealed on Wednesday charges 20 individuals for aiding and abetting each other, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 9,000 kilograms of cocaine, aboard American Airlines commercial aircraft. At times pertinent to this indictment, convict Wilfredo Rodríguez-Rosado, aka “Mogoyo” recruited and organized a group of individuals to package, transport and deliver suitcases loaded with kilograms of cocaine to the American Airlines cargo area at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. Moreover, he recruited and organized a group of American Airlines employees to ensure that those suitcases were smuggled into American Airlines aircrafts destined to Miami and Orlando, Florida and Newark, NJ.“The defendants in this investigation not only utilized their positions and security access to smuggle large quantities of illegal narcotics, but they also compromised the safety and security at one of the Caribbean’s most vital airports,” said acting special agent in charge of the Caribbean Division, Pedro Janer. “DEA will continue to dismantle these organizations that think they can blatantly use legitimate entities to carry out their smuggling operations.”“The United States Attorney’s Office, along with our state and federal law enforcement counterparts, will continue investigating and prosecuting drug trafficking organizations which use our island as a trans-shipment point for drugs to the US mainland. The use of commercial aircraft to smuggle narcotics in and out of Puerto Rico, also creates a serious threat to our national security,” added Rodríguez-Vélez.Caribbean News Now 21 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Arrests target Puerto Rico airport drug running ring by: – June 7, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Djokovic drums support for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge

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first_img Read Also:Australian Open: Sharapova says there’s still a lot of fire amid wildcard offer “The Australian Open courts, Melbourne Park was always very suitable to my game, and I can’t wait to go back there,” he said. “Obviously, that’s probably my most successful court in my career, in my life, so I love playing there.” Djokovic’s first match in the ATP Cup will be against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Saturday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “And it’s six weeks apart, so they’re not really helping each other in terms of marketing, in terms of the value of the event.” Djokovic’s concerns were shared by France’s Nicolas Mahut, who said having two men’s team competitions was “too much”. “Obviously, we don’t need two competitions the same way. Two team competitions is too much,” he said. Djokovic does not normally play in Australian before the year’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne, but he will use the ATP Cup to prepare for his attempt to win an eighth Australian Open crown. Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic said Thursday there was no point in having two men’s team tennis competitions and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup. The ATP Cup is about to kick off its inaugural edition, replacing a number of previous Australian Open warm-up tournaments with the new round-robin competition.center_img It comes six weeks after the revamped Davis Cup, which also has countries playing each other in a round-robin format, was held in Madrid. Canadian Denis Shapovalov suggested earlier Thursday that the two events – one run by the men’s tour, the Association of Tennis Professionals, and the other by the International Tennis Federation – should combine. “It’s a really similar event and it’s literally back-to-back from the other one, so it’s a little bit of a weird sensation coming from what felt like the world championships coming to play another world championship,” Shapovalov said. “So for me I don’t see why they, the ATP and ITF can’t combine, can’t join, can’t come to some agreement and make just one, really unique and special tournament for everyone.” When asked about the Canadian’s comments, Djokovic, who is on the ATP players’ council, agreed. “We need to have one Super World Cup event, whatever you want to call it,” he said. “That’s not going to happen next year as well. But if the two sides, the ITF, the Davis Cup, and the ATP get together very quickly, it can happen possibly for 2022. “I hope it will happen because it’s kind of hard to get top players to commit to play both events, the Davis Cup and the ATP Cup. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like Themlast_img read more

Inter Milan ready to pull out of Giroud race

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first_imgInter Milan are considering pulling out of the race to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this month, according to Sky in Italy.Advertisement Following the arrival of Christian Eriksen on Tuesday, the Italian side are concerned their squad will be too big if they bring in Giroud as well. Read Also: Chelsea, Man Utd on transfer collision course for Ajax starInter have been on the hunt for a back-up striker to Lautaro Martinez and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and they had already agreed personal terms with Giroud in a two-and-a-half-year deal.Despite cooling their interest this month, Antonio Conte is still keen for the Frenchman to commit to signing for them in the summer when his contract at Chelsea expires.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Striker Sebastiano Esposito and midfielder Matias Vecino were linked with moves away from Inter this month, with Everton interested in signing Vecino.Their departures would have trimmed Inter’s squad size down to create space for Giroud – but now both look set to stay at the San Siro until the end of the season at least.Inter were keen on Giroud after a loan deal for Napoli and former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente fell through when Napoli decided to block his exit to provide back-up cover to Belgium striker Dries Mertens, who remains sidelined with a thigh injury. Loading…last_img read more

Ejide begs for Super Eagles return

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first_img Regular first choice Francis Uzoho will remain sidelined for the foreseeable future with a serious injury while Daniel Akpeyi’s inconsistent form has attracted a lot of criticism in the past. Ejide has played every minute for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Hadera this season and believes he is the man to solve Gernot Rohr’s problems. “I know the situation in Nigeria. I get positive remarks in Israel and being rated highly could be something that will pave the way,” Ejide told BBC Sport. “I’ve kept nine clean sheets this season and we all know that goalkeepers always get better with age. read also:Tziona vs Hapoel Hadera: Austin Ejide eyes 4th clean sheet of the season “I’ve also been following the Eagles and I believe that with my consistent performances in Israel, there is every chance it opens the door to the possibilities of another call-up,” he concluded. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Austin Ejide has sensationally said he was ready to return to Super Eagles and help the team  solve goalkeeping conundrum. But at present, Nigeria has no goalkeeping problem with the Kaizer Chiefs goaltender, Daniel Akpeyi, still at his best, may be Ejide is coming as a trainer now. The 35-year-old hasn’t played for the Super Eagles in six years, but revealed in an interview with BBC Sport that he could answer the Super Eagles’ call. Ejide made his debut 19 years ago and while he mostly played second fiddle to Nigeria legend Vincent Enyeama, he did enjoy regular game time in 2008 before completely falling out of favour. But with Nigeria struggling to find a long-term successor for Enyeama, Ejide is confident that he should be the man to start for the West Africans.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Liverpool equal Premier League record with victory over West Ham

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first_img Jurgen Klopp’s side has won every league game since they drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford in October, a result which, remarkably, remains the only time they have dropped points all season. The win also sends the Reds 22 points clear of City at the top of the table and within sight of claiming their first Premier League title.Advertisement Liverpool have equalled Manchester City’s record of 18 consecutive Premier League wins after beating West Ham 3-2 at Anfield on Monday night. City’s 18-run winning sequence came during the 2017-18 season when they won the title with a record-breaking 100 points, but Liverpool are on course to surpass that mark this season. The Merseysiders can set a new record of 19 straight league wins when they travel to relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday evening. read also: Klopp reacts to Werner’s comments about Liverpool switch The run also sees Liverpool’s unbeaten league run extended to 44 matches, closing in on Arsenal’s all-time English top flight record of 49. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

Coronavirus: UEFA may suspend Champions League,Europa League

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first_imgChampions League and Europa League football could be suspended to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to reports. Reports by Spain’s Catalunya Radio suggest European football’s governing body Uefa believes a decision to suspend all quarter-final ties – the next phase of both tournaments – until further notice remains likely. Chelsea’s clash with Bayern Munich a week on Wednesday could also fall victim to the virus with supporters to be banned from attending. All sport in Italy, the European country hardest hit by the virus, has been suspended until at least April 3. Italy now has more than 9,200 confirmed infections with more than 400 deaths. Read Also:UEFA president: We don’t hate Man City Other sporting events cancelled include Six Nations clashes involving Italy, the Chinese Grand Prix, the Chinese Super League and the World Indoor Athletic Championships. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Uefa have already taken the decision to play many of the round-of-16 ties behind closed doors. Barcelona’s clash with Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain against Dortmund and Valencia’s tie with Atalanta will all be played in empty stadiums. Also falling foul of the virus outbreak are the Europa League games between Wolves and Olympiacos, Getafe versus Inter Milan, Sevilla against Roma with Manchester United’s clash with LASK set to follow. But as the deadly virus continues to spread, the two major competitions may be forced to come to a complete halt.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Man Utd legend in dispute with neighbours

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first_imgFormer Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, is again challenging his neighbours over their plans to build a three-storey mansion next to his £2.3m home. Loading… Ferguson admits that the alterations go “some way to reducing the building’s prominence”, but the former manager is unhappy with the height of the central section of the project, according to The Sun. Read Also:Sir Ferguson arrives ahead FA Derby against County The 78-year-old also criticised the proposed mansion’s “visual mass and bulk”, which is not in keeping with his neighbourhood in Wilmslow, Cheshire. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The United legend’s protests saw the initial plans for the new build rejected last year, but they have now been resubmitted with a number of changes made.Advertisementlast_img read more

Comelec exec pushes expanded appointment ban on losing poll bets

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first_img“Mocha Uson is not covered by the one-year ban but I will propose in the Senate that party-list nominees should be covered,” say Elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon. CNN PH Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon appealedto Sen. Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on electoral reforms, toinclude the party-list bets in appointment ban. MANILA – Nominees of losing party-listgroups should also be covered by the one-year ban on appointment in publicoffice, an official of the Commission on Election (Comelec) said. At PCOO, Uson drew flak for allegedly spreading disinformation online, posting a racy video on federalism and a video of her friend, blogger Drew Olivar, flailing his arms around pretending to do the sign language, on her Facebook page. “I am appearing in the Committee of Sen. Imee; I propose (that the) ban should also cover Party-List nominees” Guanzon said in a tweet. “And party-list to put up bond. If nominee is DQ (disqualified), forfeit their bond.” Meanwhile, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez has earlier said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of Uson was not a violation since party-list representatives are not covered by the one-year appointment ban. Guanzon also retweeted another social media post quoting her as saying: “They should not be a favored class because they are not a protected class.” “She is not covered. Party-list nominees are not candidates per se and so, the rule does not apply to them,” Jimenez said. Guanzon made the call after former communications assistant secretary Margaux “Mocha Uson’s return to government as deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Prior to her OWWA job, Uson joined the government as member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board before being named as assistant secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). She has tendered her resignation on October last year as she had tried to secure a seat in the House of Representatives through party-list AA-Kasosyo. The group, however, lost in the May midterm elections./PNlast_img read more