Ambassador Charles Maynard to receive official funeral

first_img Share LocalNews Ambassador Charles Maynard to receive official funeral by: – May 18, 2012 Share Share Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: Dominica CentralThe Government of Dominica has afforded the late Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard an Official Funeral on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. The Government has declared a day of mourning next Tuesday as a mark of respect for the late Ambassador Charles Maynard, former Member of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.The Dominican Flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of the funeral – Tuesday 22nd May, 2012.Ambassador Maynard will be remembered for his significant contribution to Dominica’s political, economic and social development for the greater part of his life. Ambassador Maynard, won the Soufriere constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles. He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry. In 1990, he again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency and was re-appointed in the same portfolio until 1995.For his services to the state, Ambassador Charles Maynard was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in November 1975 by the Government of Dominica.He was an outstanding patriot who will be remembered for his assiduous dedication and service to Dominica and the Caribbean. His Excellency, the President and Mrs. Liverpool, the Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and other Members of Cabinet, Members of the House of Assembly and other Government Officials are expected to attend the Official Funeral Service for Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard.Public viewing of the body shall be from 2:00 p.m. to 2.55 p.m. at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Goodwill on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. The Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:00 p.m. The late Ambassador Charles Maynard will be laid to rest at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.All Official Mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:45 p.m. on that day.In addition, parking will be available on the Pottersville Savannah adjacent to the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, for persons wishing to attend the funeral.Press Releasecenter_img Tweet 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Rangers sign Romania legend Gheorghe’s son Ianis

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By MysteryThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth Rangers have bolstered their attacking options before the transfer window closes with the signing of Ianis Hagi.Advertisement Hagi – who will wear the No 7 shirt – has joined on loan from Belgian side Genk until the end of the season, with Rangers having an option to make that a permanent one in the summer.‘It is a great honour to play at such a huge club,’ the Romania international said after signingSpeaking to RangersTV, the Romania international said: ‘It is a great honour to play at such a huge club with a lot of history and I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the club and I can’t wait for the first training session.‘Being in such a huge club and having this mentality of winning every game made me take this decision and I am really happy.’Hagi gives a thumbs up after landing at Edinburgh Airport prior to signing for RangersRead Also: Arsenal complete signing of Soares from SouthamptonIbrox manager Steven Gerrard is pleased to capture the playmaker as he looks to dethrone Celtic and win the Scottish Premiership.‘We are delighted to be able to add Ianis to the squad of players for the second half of the season,’ he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old is the son of Romania legend Gheorghe – and Rangers supporters will hope he can make a similar impact on the pitch to that of his father during his playing days.last_img read more

Wilder blasts corner for throwing towel against Tyson Fury

first_imgDeontay Wilder wished his corner had not thrown in the towel against Tyson Fury. The Brit dethroned Wilder in devastating fashion to become the new WBC champion and stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight. Deontay Wilder was knocked down twice by Tyson Fury Wilder suffered a burst ear drum under a barrage of punches and the American admitted he was disappointed his corner pulled him out of the fight. ‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said. ‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. ‘I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior.Advertisement ‘He had a great performance and we will be back stronger. ‘Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. Fury is now the WBC champion Read Also: BREAKING: Fury beats Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion‘You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. ‘But we’ll come back stronger next time around. ‘This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimeTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Why18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Football will win this battle over Coronavirus – Adepoju

first_img The global plague has forced the postponement of all sport, including the Premier League, Serie A, and La Liga. In a series of tweets, the former Nigeria international who is one of the La Liga ambassadors has issued a plea for everyone to stay safe while assuring the beautiful game will be back soon.Advertisement Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, is confident that the deadly virus called Covid-19, which is currently ravaging the whole world, will soon vanish away. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson “A world without football is like an airplane without a propeller. The last few days have been one of the most boring in my life because footballing activities are suspended,” Adepoju tweeted. “If we adhere to the simple health rules, we will kick this mammoth out and football will be back again. One thing I’m very sure of is that we will win this battle. Peace is unto you all. Read Also:Laliga Okay for Youngsters, says Mutiu Adepoju “Coronavirus is temporary, football remains for life so let us all stay alive to enjoy football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Greensburg Student Recognized For Academic Success

first_imgDouglas was selected as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.Greensburg student Andrew Douglas was selected as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.The Greensburg Daily News reporting Douglas is recognized for superior academic performance and community commitment.The announcement was made by National Society of High School Scholars Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established Nobel Prizes.Membership for Douglas now entitles him to a wide variety of scholarship opportunities and education benefits.The National Society of High School Scholars was formed in 2002 and there are currently more than 830,000 members in over 160 countries.last_img read more

Hoeft handles Modified foes at Hancock County

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiBRITT, Iowa (April (9) – Jesse Hoeft of Forest City started on the outside of row one and never looked back in winning Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at Hancock County Speedway.J.J. Wise took second followed by 11th starting Dustin Smith, Austin Wolf and Ben Kraus.Luke Sathoff held off the challenge by David Smith to take the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. Calvin Lange ended up in third place with Jim Larson fourth and Devin Smith fifth.Ninth starting Nick Meyer was first across the finish line in the 24-car Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Matt Looft finished second with hard-charging Jared Boumeester third. Nate Chodur was fourth and Jerid Ratzke rounded out the top five cars.Boumeester had a rocket ship in the feature, going from his 23rd starting spot to a top three finish.Drew Barglof topped the 21-car field in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Cody Nielsen was the runner-up followed by Weston Koop, Austin Hauswirth and Bryce Sommerfeld.Lucas Parsons took the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature win.last_img read more

Flemenstar to join Martin

first_imgOwner Stephen Curran has confirmed top chaser Flemenstar will be trained by Tony Martin this season. Press Association The eight-year-old won three Grade One events when in the care of Peter Casey, but Curran has decided to give his star performer a change of scenery. He told Press Association Sport: “He’s going to Tony Martin. Hopefully a move will freshen him up a bit and will be the right thing to do.” center_img Flemenstar proved a revelation when sent chasing in the 2011/12 season, recording five wins over fences for Casey, including two Grade One events. He started last term in the same sparkling form, winning the Fortria Chase on his reappearance before landing another success at the highest level in the John Durkan Chase. However, he suffered defeats when favourite for both the Lexus Chase and Irish Hennessy at Leopardstown, before being well beaten by Sprinter Sacre in the Melling Chase at Aintree on what was to be his final start for Casey. The horse was reported to be suffering from a virus during those post-Christmas efforts and while Curran has now moved the horse from Casey’s yard, he insists it was an amicable split. He said: “There’s been no falling out, there was never any falling out at all. We just thought it was better to move the horse with the idea being it would freshen him up. We had some great times with Peter.” Martin said he was delighted to be about to train Flemenstar and confirmed that Andrew Lynch will continue to ride the horse. “It’s great to get him. Stevie (Curran) confirmed it with me so it’s great to get a horse like him,” the County Meath handler told At The Races. “I’ve seen him from the early days because Stevie is a neighbour of mine. He’s been an impressive horse all the way through his career. Stevie always pre-trains him and he’s doing the same. When he thinks he’s ready he’ll let me have him, so when that will be is up to him. “The vibes are very good from Stevie. It’s been all positive from him. I don’t know about plans. I haven’t talked about it. It’s very early days and I haven’t discussed with him other than he said he will send him down shortly. “Other than that we will have to wait and see what he’s like in a few weeks. We’ll have a chat then and see what we’ll do. As far as I know Andrew (Lynch) will ride him. He’s ridden him all these years. He’s a local chap and has done an awful lot of work on him so as far as I’m concerned Andrew will have first call on him. “Peter Casey has done a great job with him through the years and it’s a credit to him to have got him as far as he did so hopefully we can keep it going.” last_img read more

Wenger looks for home comforts

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to translate their brilliant away form into making the Emirates Stadium a fortress – starting with Sunday’s visit of Stoke. Press Association As the Gunners prepare for a first home match since the £43million club-record signing of Mesut Ozil, Wenger feels his side can start to consolidate a position of strength at Ashburton Grove. “If you look at the numbers, away from home, we have been remarkably consistent. At home we want of course to create the same consistency,” he said. “I believe we have a chance [to challenge for the title] and what is most important is that my full energy is to make sure we grab that chance. “It is too early to say who will be in the fight, who will not be in the fight. You are a bit cautious because these days you are very quickly in a crisis – one bad result and everyone questions your potential to be in there, so let’s be consistent.” Stoke were also beaten on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League campaign, losing 1-0 at Liverpool. However, Mark Hughes’ new-look Potters have responded well, securing two wins and a goalless draw at home with Manchester City last weekend as well as progressing in the Capital One Cup. Wenger was never a big fan of the tactics Stoke often deployed to great success by former boss Tony Pulis. The Arsenal boss, however, feels Hughes – back in the Premier League after being sacked by QPR in November 2012 – has done well to oversee a smooth transition. “It is always difficult to change the style of a team because you are judged immediately on the results. They look to have adapted remarkably quickly,” Wenger said. “For me it shows as well that Stoke have good players. When they are capable to adapt, it is always a sign of quality.” Wenger, though, maintains his men must be ready for whatever is thrown at them on Sunday. “In the Premier League I believe all the top teams today are very, very focused in every single game,” he said. “What we have learnt in the last two years, all of us, is that every single game is a battle where you need to be at your best if you want to win it.” Theo Walcott scored his first goal of the new season with a fine volley against Marseille. The England forward, though, could already have been up and running with the amount of chances which have come his way, particularly at Sunderland last weekend. Wenger, though, was never concerned, so long as Walcott continued to do all the right things. “I would have been worried if he didn’t create any chance,” he said. “The players always need that and the fact that he scored certainly will get that out of the way and [he] will be scoring regularly because he created many chances recently. “That is really in cycles, the finishing, and is the same for everybody.” Arsenal could have midfielder Mikel Arteta back in the squad for the first time this season as he recovers from a thigh problem. Santi Cazorla, though, remains sidelined with his ankle injury, as does Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky (thigh). Wenger feels when everyone is fit, there will be plenty of healthy competition. “We are a squad, we cannot play with 11 players for the whole season,” he said. “Arteta is very influential and is one of the leaders of the team. “At the moment with the number of injuries we have, we are a bit short and we have plenty of games in front of us, so it is good news.” Wenger added: “They will all get their share of games. “You calculate in a squad the maximum the players can play is 70% of the games, so that is a lot of room for the other players as well.” The Gunners secured a club-record 10th successive away victory when they beat Marseille 2-1 in the first Champions League group match on Wednesday night. Although the Emirates Stadium was rocking as Arsenal defeated north London rivals Tottenham 1-0 before the international break, the bitter disappointment of an opening-day 3-1 reverse to Aston Villa still remains fresh in the memory. last_img read more

Leicester forward Andrej Kramaric joins Hoffenheim on loan

first_imgLeicester have allowed club-record signing Andrej Kramaric to join Hoffenheim on loan for the rest of the season. Much was expected of the 24-year-old when the club beat Chelsea to the striker’s signature last January, with the Foxes paying Rijeka £9.5million for his signature. However, Kramaric has struggled to find his feet at the King Power Stadium and now will spend the rest of the season with the side bottom of the Bundesliga table. The Croatia international told Hoffenheim’s official website: “I’m very excited about this chapter with TSG and the Bundesliga and want to play my part in keeping the team up.” Kramaric has made just five appearances this season for the high-flying Foxes, with his only goal coming in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Bury. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri understands the striker’s desperation to get first-team football, especially with Croatia playing at Euro 2016 this summer. “Andrej has the European Championships to think about this summer, so it’s important for him that he has the opportunity to play,” he said. “He is a fantastic player and a great professional but, in this moment, we have other strikers that are playing well. “I spoke with him to understand what he wants to do and a loan is a solution that works for everybody. We will watch him closely at Hoffenheim.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mainstay to benefit from two-day football clinic

first_imgOIL giants ExxonMobil, in collaboration with partnering company Cerulean Inc., will facilitate a two-day football clinic in the hinterland village of Mainstay in Region 2.It will take place May 27-28 at the Mainstay Community Centre ground. A formal opening ceremony will be held prior to the commencement of the clinic and will be addressed by executives of both companies.The clinic will include four sessions and the main focus will be to build various skill sets towards better ball possession.The facilitators/coaches will be Gordon Henry, who will lead the technical team, Andre Blackman and Colin Belfield. Thirty participants have been selected by the villages, among whom are females and four goalkeepers aged 8 to 18 years.Meanwhile, Cerulean Inc. will also provide the necessary equipment including 30 t-shirts, 30 footballs along with markers, cones and outfits for the coaches.Upon completion, the equipment will remain in the possession of the Mainstay Club for future coaching stints and practice.When contacted, coach Blackman disclosed that the clinic is an important developmental programme for the youths, particularly for the hinterland community, given that there are very few resources and opportunities for them to exhibit their talent.However, Blackman who is the head coach for the Mainstay Football Club disclosed that the village has the potential to produce outstanding footballers since they are naturally athletic, strong and are fast learners.He further stated that the clinic will help to stimulate and promote the sport there as well as to provide an opportunity to harness the existing talent for the future.Mainstay is situated at the extreme western end of the Essequibo Coast with the inhabitants being mainly Amerindians. Recently the community ground was upgraded and lights were installed.last_img read more