Book penned in honor of Nathalie Murphy

first_img 178 Views   no discussions Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Book penned in honor of Nathalie Murphy by: Dominica Vibes News – December 4, 2015 President Charles Savarin receives a copy of the book from Mrs MurphyA book has been penned in honor of the Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD), Nathalie Murphy.The book, entitled ‘Treasure In Our Midst’ was written by Roman Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Clement Jolly. It was launched during a ceremony to mark International Day for People with Disabilities on Thursday 3 December 2015 at the DAPD’s headquarters in Goodwill.Fr Jolly said the story of persons with disabilities has been a very long and painful one, particularly the visually challenged, who have suffered terribly. “At first they were treated as sub-human beings, people to be despised, to be shunned and at best to be pitied. They were often made to live a life alone. Later in the west, particularly under the influence of Christianity, some care and assistance was given to them. Even so, they were marginalized and isolated. They were made to live a life away from other people.” Author of ‘Treasure In Our Midst’, Father Clement JollyFr Jolly described Mrs. Murphy as being a light and blessing to Dominica and the rest of the world. “We seem to ignore the fact that there are things greater than material achievement. What shines out in Nathalie, is first of all self-mastery and self-conquest. To my mind, she has done more than to climb Mount Everest, or swim across the English Channel; she has given us a true display of self-conquest and has done it brilliantly”.Mrs. Murphy said she felt “real honoured” for the auspicious occasion. “I want in particular to extend my profound thanks and appreciation to Fr Clement Jolly for taking on this project and writing the book so that others out there will know about some of the things that have happened to me over the years”. She noted that the book is very interesting with a lot of information covering the history of blindness.Copies of the Book can be purchased at the DAPD’S office on Canal Lane, Goodwill.last_img read more

Quectel Selects Keysight’s 5G Solutions for IoT & Fixed Access Applications

first_imgKeysight announced that their 5G network emulation solutions have been selected by Quectel, a global supplier of 5G and IoT modules, to accelerate commercialization of industrial internet of things (IoT), mobile broadband and fixed wireless access (FWA) applications.Quectel selected Keysight’s 5G RF DVT Toolset, part of Keysight’s suite of 5G network emulation solutions, over their existing supplier to support its strategic goal of providing a connected mobile ecosystem with commercial 5G modules. Keysight’s RF DVT Toolset enables Quectel to validate protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance of new designs in both sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) frequency bands.Quectel’s latest 5G modules (RG500Q, RM500Q, RG510Q, and RM510Q) are compliant with 3GPP Release 15 specifications and capable of both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes.  These modules feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem from Qualcomm Technologies and Keysight recently announced that the company established a 5G NR data call in Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) mode, using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Consequently, Keysight enables device makers and their mobile ecosystems to validate 5G NR multi-mode designs in both NSA and SA modes.last_img read more

UWF Announces 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class

first_img Print Friendly Version PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida is pleased to announce a group of three inductees into the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019.The Class of 2019 includes Dick Appleyard as a special achievement recipient, Naiara Fernandes from women’s volleyball and Chelsea Palmer from women’s soccer. Appleyard will be the 16th special recognition inductee, while Fernandes will be the second inductee from women’s volleyball and Palmer will be the ninth from women’s soccer. The Hall of Fame currently has 100 individuals and five teams. The inaugural class was announced in 1970, with a class presented every year since 2001.The 2019 UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the UWF Conference Center Ballroom. A limited number of tickets are available for $35 and may be purchased by contacting the UWF athletic department at 850-474-3003. Naiara FernandesWomen’s Volleyball, 2005-06Belo Horizonte, Brazil2-time First Team All-Gulf South Conference … GSC All-Decade Second Team selection … Ranks seventh in school history in kills (962), 11th in digs (706) and fifth in aces (101) … Second Team All-South Region in 2006 … Established the school-record for kills in a match (34 in 2006 NCAA Regional Semifinal) and a season (598) which both still stand … Earned NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team honors in 2006 as UWF made the first postseason appearance in program history … Had a season-high 26 kills in the NCAA First Round win over Washburn and then a school-record 34 a day later in the Regional Semifinal against Central Missouri … Averaged 7.5 kills/set in the 2006 NCAA Regional … Had 30 double-digit kill matches and 23 double-doubles in 2006 … As a junior transfer in 2005, she posted 12 double-doubles with 18 double-digit kill matches and 13 double-digit dig matches.center_img Dick AppleyardSpecial AchievementMember of the UWF Football Founders … Member of the UWF Sword & Shield Council, an elite group of major donors who help guide UWF Intercollegiate Athletics and athletics development initiatives … The Appleyard Agency has provided corporate sponsorship assistance to UWF for a number of years, fostering relationships with community partners and advertisers for the department … Dick and his wife, Carolyn, have donated in support of UWF Athletics, scholarships, football and men’s basketball … Member of the UWF men’s basketball team from 1973-74. Chelsea PalmerWomen’s Soccer, 2012-13Plano, Texas2-time First Team All-America – one of just two in program history – and 2-time First Team All-GSC … 2012 NSCAA National Player of the Year … Helped UWF to the 2012 NCAA National Championship where she was named the Most Outstanding Player … 2013 GSC Player of the Year … Second in school history with 35 assists and 10th with 91 points, while scoring 21 goals … Her 19 assists in 2012 are second in the single-season chart and her 16 in 2013 are tied for fifth.last_img read more

Virgin Galactic Sukses Terbangkan (Kembali) Pesawat Bertenaga Roketnya ke Antariksa

first_imgSumber: newatlas.com Virgin Group melalui anak perusahaannya,Virgin Galactic kembali memberikan gebrakan di sektor aviasi global. Diketahui, perusahaan besutan Sir Richard Brenson ini baru saja meluncurkan VSS Unity, pesawat ruang angkasa bertipe subordital yang dirancang untuk pariwisata antariksa. Dengan bantuan dari pesawat WhiteKnightTwo, VSS Unity ini ‘ditembakkan’ dari Gurun Mojave, California pada Jumat (6/4/2018) pagi.Baca Juga: Virgin Galatic Uji Coba Pesawat Luar Angkasa KomersialSebagaimana yang diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari sejumlah sumber, pesawat ini mengudara bersama dengan pilot uji Mark “Forger” Stucky dan Dave Mackay pada pukul 08.02 waktu setempat. Sang pesawat induk, WhiteKnightTwo, membawa VSS Unity hingga ketinggian 46.500 kaki (14.175 meter) di atas permukaan tanah sebelum akhirnnya melepaskan pesawat yang diketahui pernah mengalami insiden masif pada 31 Oktober 2014 silam. Ketika sudah mencapai ketinggian tersebut, VSS Unity yang memiliki panjang 18 meter ini berhasil mengarungi angkasa dengan kecepatan 2.290 km per jam (Mach 1.87) dalam 30 detik setelah menyalakan mesinnya. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, VSS Unity pun berhasil menanjak hingga sudut 80 derajat.Sumber: newatlas.comUji coba penerbangan tersebut pun bisa dibilang mulus dan tidak menemukan kendala yang berarti. Hingga akhirnya VSS Unity bersama dua pilot yang mengendalikannya berhasil menembus ketinggian 84.271 kaki (25.700 meter) di atas permukaan tanah, sebelum akhirnya sang pilot memutuskan untuk mengaktifkan “Feather” system yang akan memudahkan mereka kembali menuju permukaan bumi.Twin tail dari pesawat ini pun berganti arah 60 derajat dari badan pesawat, dimana hal tersebut akan membuat hidung pesawat yang semula menghadap ke udara berbalik arah dan menukik menuju bumi. Cara kerja dari “Feather’ system ini bisa dibilang hampir mirip dengan sebuah shuttlecock yang biasa digunakan dalam permainan bulutangkis.Setelah menukik turun sejauh 50.000 (15.240 meter) menuju permukaan bumi, twin tail VSS Unity pun kembali ke posisi semula dan membuang sisa oksidator saat meluncur kembali menuju runway di Gurun Mojave, California. Uji coba penerbangan ini pun sukses dan menghasilkan data tentang kinerja pesawat selama pembakaran mesin serta selama transisi dari kecepatan subsonik ke supersonik.Baca Juga: Yuk Intip Aktivitas Awak Kabin Virgin Atlantic“Kami menggabungkan mekanisme keamanan tambahan yang diadopsi setelah kecelakaan penerbangan uji VSS Enterprise pada tahun 2014 silam,” tuang Virgin Galactic dalam keterangan tertulisnya.Tentu saja, uji coba penerbangan pesawat bertenaga roket ini menjadi tonggak penting bagi perusahaan. Jika dalam beberapa uji coba lanjutan di masa yang akan datang, Virgin Galactic tidak menemukan masalah, maka bukan tidak mungkin dalam waktu dekat ini mereka akan mulai menjajakan tiket perjalanan wisata menuju ruang angkasa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVirgin Galatic Uji Coba Pesawat Luar Angkasa Komersial09/05/2017In “Featured”Untuk Pertama Kali, SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity Meluncur ke Ruang Angkasa dengan Awak26/02/2019In “Destinasi Udara”Gunakan Boeing 747-400, Virgin Group Siap Luncurkan Satelit Menuju Orbit08/11/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

Florida’s Finney-Smith remains suspended, out at Missouri

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be without second-leading scorer Dorian Finney-Smith for the third consecutive game Tuesday night at Missouri.Coach Billy Donovan says Finney-Smith remains suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Donovan says he will re-evaluate Finney-Smith’s status later in the week, before Saturday’s home game against Tennessee.Finney-Smith is Florida’s most versatile player. He’s averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 rebounds this season. He missed games against Vanderbilt and LSU, and the Gators (13-14, 6-8 Southeastern Conference) went 1-1 without him.Florida also will be without leading scorer Michael Frazier II for the fifth consecutive game because of a high-ankle sprain. Donovan ruled Frazier out last week, saying he needs more time to heal before getting back on the court. Frazier is averaging 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and is the team’s best 3-point and free-throw shooter.last_img read more

IPL considers ‘foreigner-less’ season

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC): Windies’ Twenty20 (T20) stars could find themselves excluded from this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) if a plan by some stakeholders that would allow the lucrative tournament to come off in spite of the growing threat from the coronavirus pandemic goes forward.The IPL was scheduled to start on March 29 but was delayed until April 15 following a March 14 meeting of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI). However, India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which ends on April 15, further putting in doubt the start of the tournament.And with fears growing, the campaign may have to be cancelled altogether. Rajasthan Royals executive chairman Ranjit Barthakur says one of the options on the table was a scaled-down tournament without international stars.“We look forward to playing the IPL this year, subject to the BCCI getting the requisite approvals,” Barthakur said.“We are open to a relatively shorter version of the tournament, if needed, with just Indian players. We have always promoted Indian talent, and there is plenty of Indian talent now. So, if need be, we will consider that as a possibility.“However, the final call needs to be taken by the BCCI. We need to wait and watch what they decide.” MISSING OUT Such a move would mean that superstars like Windies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard and veteran opener Chris Gayle would miss out on the tournament.Pollard represents reigning champions Mumbai Indians, while Gayle, the most successful batsman in T20 history, turns out for Kings XI Punjab.Left-handers Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer; all-rounders Andre Russell, Keemo Paul, Dwayne Bravo, and Fabian Allen; fast bowlers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas; and off-spinner Sunil Narine all campaign in the IPL.India has not been spared an impact from the COVID-19 virus, recording 2,500 cases and 72 deaths. The government moved for a nationwide shutdown to mitigate against any further spread last week.Another franchise owner, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said he was not in favour of a scaled-down competition and preferred it to be cancelled instead.“These are difficult times for sure, but we need to consider every aspect and then take a call accordingly,” he said.“At this point of time, saving lives should be our priority. [This is] an extreme situation, and we need to take tough calls, if need be.”last_img read more

Gate Guide – Harlequins

first_imgHere’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to the BS3.ORDER OF EVENTS10:00am – Coffee Shop & Bristol Sport store open10:00am – Sports Bar Open10:00am – Matchday ticket office open12:00pm – Fan Village Open1:30pm – Turnstiles open2:30pm – Team announcements3:00pm – Kick-off4:50pm – Bristol Bears Women kick offSTADIUMThe Dolman Stand and South Stand are open for the men’s match, with the Lower Lansdown stand available and open for both the men’s and the women’s matches. The Atyeo and upper Lansdown stands are both closed.TICKETSTickets are still available for the Bristol Bears double header, with pay on the day also available.Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 10am – 1pm on matchday.BUY DOUBLE HEADER TICKETSPROGRAMMESBristol Bears interactive matchday programmes, which can be activated using the official club mobile app, are available from each of the concession stands inside the stadium.Premiership fan radios are also available from the Bristol Sport Store, costing £10.FOOD & DRINKSupporters can enjoy a revamped matchday experience at Ashton Gate this season, with a number of new additions to the stadium’s offering. Bars outside in fan village, plus beer caddiesNew food and beverage offerings in concourseLive bands and DJ pre and post-gameLaunch of new branded sports bar and clubhouseTwo pint plastic cups return to Ashton GateFind out more about our revamped matchday experience by clicking here.FAN VILLAGEThe Ashton Gate Fan Village opens at 12pm and fans will see the band The Three Pieces live between 1:45pm – 2:45pm as well as being able to experience many food and drinks concessions, including Mexican food, an Ale Bar, Fish & Chips, Tap & Hammer Bar, a Hog Roast, a Prosecco bar and Creperie.Toilets for the fan village are situated in the South Stand.CLUBHOUSE AND NEWLY BRANDED SPORTS BARThe clubhouse and newly branded sports bar will be open for supporters after full-time, with live music and Q&As with players and coaches at 5.30pm.REWARDSThe Bristol Sport Rewards scheme, delivering Rewards cash to be redeemed across merchandise at the stadium, is set to be rolled out ahead of the 2018/19 season.Rewards will be available to Season Card holders, Members and annual hospitality holders, offering Rewards cash to supporters, which can be spent exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Sport Store.Supporters can earn between 2% and 5% Rewards cash for each additional home game ticket purchased, as well as for any merchandise bought online or in store (10% Rewards cash for season card holders and 5% for members).Ashton Gate discounts for Season Card holders (10%) and Members (5%) remain in place in the concourses and concessions, but don’t forget, season and membership cards will need to be scanned at point of sale in order to claim the discount.GETTING HERESupporters are urged to get to the Gate early, and information regarding travel can be found here.MATCH SPONSOR – WSSIlast_img read more

High school boys basketball: Airline, Parkway, Bossier win

first_imgThe Airline Vikings, Parkway Panthers and Bossier Bearkats won boys basketball district games Tuesday night.Leader Airline opened the second half of District 1-5A play with a 66-48 home victory over Byrd.Parkway gave Airline (18-10, 7-0) some help with a 71-66 overtime victory over Evangel at Evangel. The Eagles (11-13, 5-3) went into the game tied with Southwood (13-12, 5-2), which was idle Tuesday, for second.In the other 1-5A game, Haughton fell to Captain Shreve 61-54 at home.In District 1-4A, co-leader Bossier routed Northwood 66-44 at Bossier on a night that former coach Jeremiah Williams was honored.Also in 1-4A, Benton suffered an 80-54 road loss to Booker T. Washington.Bossier (21-6, 8-1) and Woodlawn (22-5, 8-1), a 101-62 winner over Minden, remained tied for first in the district.In a District 1-1A game Monday night, Plain Dealing knocked off Arcadia 53-45 at Arcadia.At Airline, Fred Lemons hit three 3-pointers and paced the Vikings with 16 points. TJ Robinson added 11 and Trent Ivy 10.Airline led 11-8 after the first quarter and then outscored the Jackets 24-15 in the second. Lemons hit two from behind the arc and Ivy scored seven.At Evangel, Ty Hubbard poured in 24 points, including seven in OT, to lead Parkway (10-11, 3-5). Hubbard was 4 of 5 from the free-throw line in the extra period. Chase Turner hit three 3s en route to 19 points. He was 4 of 4 from the free-throw line in OT.Parkway rallied from a 32-21 halftime deficit. Hubbard scored nine points as the Panthers outscored the Eagles 21-11 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to one.Parkway hit four from long range in the fourth quarter, including two by Bryce Roberts (eight points) and one each by Turner and Sheldon Dudley.Freshman Gabe Larry scored eight of his 12 points in the second half, including four big free throws in the fourth quarter.At Haughton, the Bucs remained winless in district play but the seven-point margin was their closest since a 54-50 loss to Parkway on Jan. 9.At Bossier, Jacoby Decker and Dante Bell scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Bearkats, who have won 12 straight.Kaalas Roots and Tim King chipped in with nine each.At BTW, Jalen Harding scored 20 in the Tigers’ loss. Benton dropped 14-12 and 5-4.At Arcadia, Dakeldric Oliver pumped in 25 points and Derrien Perry scored 17 to lead Plain Dealing (12-13, 6-3) to the win. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

This Day in History: The 1991 coup d’etat in Haiti took…

first_imgOn this day in Caribbean history, September 29, 1991, The Haitian coup d’état took place. When President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, elected 8 months earlier in the Haitian general election, 1990–1991, was deposed by the Haitian army. The coup was led by Army General Raoul Cédras, Army Chief of Staff Phillipe Biamby and Chief of the National Police, Michel François. Aristide was sent into exile, his life only saved by the intervention of United States, French and Venezuelan diplomats.Emmanuel Constant later reported that US Central Intelligence Agency agents were present with Cedras at the army headquarters during the coup, although the CIA denied prior knowledge. The CIA “paid key members of the coup regime forces, identified as drug traffickers, for information from the mid-1980s at least until the coup.” Cédras and François had received military training in the United States.After the coup (led by Raoul Cédras), members of the new coup regime, notably Chief of National Police Michel François, were accused of drug smuggling at a much greater rate. A 1992 US State Department report noted that Aristide was “planning new policies and institutions to combat narcotics trafficking, [and] his ouster…crippled narcotics control efforts in Haiti.” An internal 1993 US Congress memo stated that “all those jailed for drug-trafficking have been released and…Michel François has personally supervised the landing of planes carrying drugs and weapons.” The US later indicted François but could not secure his extradition from Honduras.A coup attempt against Aristide had taken place on 6 January, even before his inauguration, when Roger Lafontant, a Tonton Macoute leader under Duvalier, seized the provisional President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot and declared himself President. After large numbers of Aristide supporters filled the streets in protest and Lafontant attempted to declare martial law, the Army crushed the incipient coup.The coup was condemned by both the United Nations General Assembly and the Organization of American States in October 1991, and throughout the coup regime’s existence the only state to recognise the regime was Vatican City. The 31 July 1994 United Nations Security Council Resolution 940 authorised a United States-led multinational force under unified command and control to restore Aristide to office, under Operation Uphold Democracy. wiki resourcelast_img read more

Claude Puel: ‘Kelechi Iheanacho Not Leaving Leicester City’

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has refuted claims that summer signing Kelechi Iheanacho is close to the King Power Stadium exit.The 21-year-old, who only joined the Foxes from Manchester City five months ago, had been tipped to find first-team football elsewhere by Super Eagles of Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr.Puel says that Iheanacho remains a work in progress at Leicester, however, having started the striker just twice in the Premier League so far and the same number of times in the EFL Cup.Responding to Rohr’s comments, the Frenchman said: “We don’t know about what the national trainer said. We will see. We have discussions with different players. For example Iheanacho is a young player, arrived this season, and he will stay with us.“I cannot talk about details about players. It is important to have a good balance in the team and have a good game time for the players. Iheanacho is a young player, he signed this season with us and we have to develop him. I hope he can have more game time in the second half of the season.“For Iheanacho there has been a lot of speculation. He is a young player who arrives in a good team where there is competition and he needs to keep working and improve.”Fellow Nigeria international Ahmed Musa has also been linked with a move away, but Puel refused to comment on the ongoing speculation surrounding the former CSKA Moscow star.RelatedKelechi Iheanacho Opens Up About Displacing Jamie Vardy At LeicesterMay 27, 2020In “England”Iheanacho Reveals Plan To Displace Vardy At Leicester CityAugust 23, 2020In “England”Leicester City Boss, Brendan Rodgers Vows to Transform Erratic Kelechi IheanachoMarch 16, 2019In “England”last_img read more