New Social Services Minister pledges support to DAPD

first_img Share Tweet Minister for Health and Social Services Dr. Kenneth DarrouxDr. Kenneth Darroux, who was recently given the Ministry of Social Services portfolio, has publicly pledged support to the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD). Dr. Darroux made this announcement while addressing the DAPD’s 34th annual general meeting on Wednesday 30 May 2018 on the grounds of the DAPD’s office in Goodwill, where he said he accepted this new portfolio “wholeheartedly”. He said it is his intention to work with the DAPD and like organizations whether in the public or private sector in order to contribute to the well-being of all. “Gone are the days when having a disability was the end of your working career, gone are the days when persons with disabilities could not contribute to a country’s development,” Dr. Darroux said. The DAPD, he said, has served as an advocate for many, contributing immensely to areas of policy and decision making for the cause of persons living with disabilities.“It is common knowledge that the current administration has made it a point of duty to look after all in Dominica…No one individual, group or community, and we mean no one should be left out in our developmental drive,” he said.Minister Darroux further reassured the DAPD membership of his commitment to supporting them.“Let me again promise you that the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and in fact the government by extension, will try our best to be with you every step of the way,” he said. The new Minister for Social Services also revealed that while sitting at the head table he informed the DAPD’s Executive Director, Nathalie Murphy, to put together a list of the association’s challenges.“As the new minister, I would really like to know and to group them into those challenges that we can deal with immediately, medium term and long term and I look forward to this list,” he explained. Dr. Darroux said that over the next few weeks, he along with senior staff members of his ministry, will meet with the DAPD and other organizations to “hear from you in a more personalized setting and to discuss how your government can assist further in achieving your goals and objectives”. 151 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNewsPolitics New Social Services Minister pledges support to DAPD by: Dominica Vibes News – May 30, 2018 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Farmington Hills biz hosts free Music Matters event

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Paulson’s Audio & Video, based in Farmington Hills, is kicking up its annual February Audio Month celebration to include better discounts on audio products throughout their showroom and a special Music Matters event at the end of the month.Held on Thursday, February 27, 4-8 p.m., Music Matters is a free event to showcase Paulson’s diverse audio offerings for residential and commercial projects, indoor and outdoor spaces, from entry-level products to high-end. Demonstrations throughout the showroom will include products from Anthem, AudioQuest, Bowers & Wilkins, GoldenEar, Integra, Klipsch, McIntosh, Paradigm, and Sonos.Refreshments will be served, and every attendee will receive a gift bag and have the chance to win one of several raffle prizes, including various speakers, wireless headphones, and more. Registration is required; free tickets are available at 91731576615.Learn more about the event on Facebook and at Reported bylast_img read more

A New Ultrasound-Based Indoor Positioning Technology for Mobile Devices

first_imgSonitor has introduced a new groundbreaking ultrasound-based technology positioning platform named Forkbeard. It is the first ultrasound-based technology that enables smart mobile devices to become highly accurate indoor positioning tools offering an innovative and convenient alternative to standard RTLS (Real-Time-Location-Systems) tags or badges.Lyra, the first release of this breakthrough platform, delivers never before achieved smartphone positioning accuracy enabling way-finding to within 1 foot in a corridor, 100% room level accuracy and 1-2 second update rates. Forkbeard is compatible with the billions of iOS, Android and Windows smart devices on the market today and has been heralded by leading mobile technology insiders as a disruptive force in indoor navigation and positioning. By leveraging the capacity of the smartphone’s microphone and powerful processor, no modifications or accessories are required to transform a smartphone into an accurate positioning device or tag.It represents a fundamentally new approach to ultrasound decoding developed to deliver accurate distance measurements and to find powerful Doppler effects when a device is in motion. The result is a scalable and accurate indoor positioning platform that delivers GPS-like performance indoors. It is a major technology breakthrough with applicability in healthcare and other industries, such as retail and warehousing, where reliable and accurate indoor positioning can deliver significant value. With the ubiquity of consumer and professional smart devices, Forkbeard has the potential to make transformative changes across multiple markets.“Forkbeard” (Tveskæg) was a Scandinavian king who dethroned his father, “King Bluetooth” (Blåtand) in 986 AD. Bluetooth was known as a unifier and communicator, and Forkbeard as a navigator and conqueror. Bluetooth (BLE) technology was developed for short range radio communication by a special interest group initiated by Intel, Ericsson and Nokia in the 1990s and has evolved into a globally adopted short range RF communication technology. Sonitor Sense and Forkbeard technologies were developed for determining indoor location in complex environments. Together they outperform BLE-only technology for navigation and indoor positioning because they combine BLE with the proven accuracy of Sonitor’s patented ultrasound positioning technology.Sonitor will be exhibiting at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, from March 5-9, 2018 and will have live demonstrations of both the Forkbeard and Sense platforms.last_img read more

Walkoff Blast Helps Argos Down No. 16 Southern Indiana

first_img Live Stats Watch Live Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster #16 Southern Indiana 3/7/2018 – 2 pmcenter_img Preview Next Game: PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF baseball (11-8, 4-2 GSC) earned its first walkoff win of the season in dramatic style Tuesday, downing No. 16 Southern Indiana (5-5) 8-6 on a dramatic 10th inning home run by Matthew Jones. The win was also the first this season for the Argos vs. a ranked opponent. UWF has now won six straight.”It was great to get a win. Southern Indiana obviously has a quality ballclub. It was a great test for us,” said UWF head coach Mike Jeffcoat.The Argos tagged Screaming Eagles starter Devin Williams for two runs in the first on a 2-RBI double by Matt Sullivan. Jones deep for the first time in the fourth to make it 3-2. The team would build the lead to 4-3 on a sacrifice fly by Sullivan and 5-3 on an RBI base hit by Robert Lopez in the fifth.Starter Hunter Lucas went five innings, exiting the game with the Argos up 5-3. The southpaw allowed six hits and three runs (one earned) before giving way to Avery Geyer, who was tagged for three runs (two earned) over 1.1 innings.Josh Pahlad (2-0) pitched the final 3.2 innings of the game for the Argonauts. He helped to pick a runner off third to keep the game 6-6 in the 7th and foiled a squeeze play in the 9th before stranding a man in scoring position in the 10th. Pahlad scattered four hits while striking out three on his way to his second collegiate win.”Josh Pahlad came in and did a fantastic job holding them right there after they tied it up 6-6,” said Jeffcoat.The Argos opened a 6-4 lead in the sixth on an RBI single from Joey Bend before the Screaming Eagles took advantage of shaky Argo defense in the 7th to capitalize for two runs and tie the game. UWF committed four errors on the night.After Pahlad left Bryce Krizan on second in the top of the 10th, Jones smacked his second homer of the game with Mason Dinesen aboard to give the Argos an 8-6 win. The shot came off Screaming Eagles relief man Kyle Griffin (0-1).”I knew it was gone, right off the bat when he hit it,” said Jeffcoat. “It was a line shot on to the left field party deck. It was just a matter of it was going to stay fair or go foul. It stayed fair by three or four feet. It was a good night, and alway good to have a walkoff home run.”UWF and No. 16 Southern Indiana meet again tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Lefty Jared Middleton (0-0, 5.40 ERA) is expected to start for the Argos.#ARGOS#last_img read more

Tui called on to play wing against Georgia

first_img KEYWORDS Eddie Jones, 2015 Rugby World Cup, London, Hendrik Tui “Don’t be surprised if I name nine forwards or we create a new position,” he joked.While he has not gone as far as rewriting the laws of rugby, Jones on Friday named back-row forward Hendrik Tui on the wing for the match against the physical Georgians, Japan’s last game before its Rugby World Cup campaign begins on Sept. 19 against South Africa’s Springboks.The move gives Japan an extra line breaker, hands Tui some much-needed playing time and should also bolster the defense out wide, as the Brave Blossoms look to avenge last year’s 35-24 loss to the Lelos in Tbilisi that ended an 11-game winning streak.“Georgia’s forwards are big and that’s where they’ll try to beat you, which is what South Africa do,” Japan captain Michael Leitch said. “Me personally, I’m getting fitter and fitter so I hope I can perform well.”In addition to moving Tui from No. 8 to wing, Jones made four other changes to the side that started last week’s 40-0 win over Los Teros.Hiroshi Yamashita comes in at tighthead prop, Ryu Koliniasi Holani takes over at No. 8, Harumichi Tatekawa is handed the No. 10 jersey and Yoshikazu Fujita returns on the other wing.“It is my first time to face Georgia,” said Fujita. “They are a physical side. But it’s just before the World Cup so I hope we can show what we have been doing in training and take something from the game to the World Cup.”On the bench, Shinya Makabe and Amanaki Lelei Mafi both continue their return from injury while Takayuki Watanabe, who did not make the Rugby World Cup squad, fills in for Keita Inagaki as he continues his rehabilitation. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Japan coach Eddie Jones was true to his word Friday, raising a few eyebrows with his squad for Saturday’s World Cup warmup test against Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.Following last week’s win over Uruguay in Tokyo, Jones said he thought Japan needed an extra forward to help combat the more physical teams in world rugby. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Bristol Sport Gets Behind Charity Walk In The City

first_imgBMI Regional has teamed up with leading UK meningitis charity Meningitis Now to put on a scenic five mile walk which launched today. Event organiser, Paul Hobbs has already raised more than £100,000 for meningitis charities and said: “I have wanted to arrange something on the Harbourside for a while now but it had to be the right charity.Meningitis Now is a magnificent charity which I know very well. I contacted them about doing a walk in Bristol and its turned into a really excited project”.Founder of Meningitis Now, Steve Dayman lost his son, Spencer, after he contracted meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in 1982. Since then, he has dedicated much of his life to the meningitis cause in Spencer’s memory. He said: “Bristol is a fantastic city and people here do rally together”.Steve added: “I am sure the Habourisde Walk will be a great success and help us to continue vital research.”Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson attended the launch event today and is looking forward to the event: “Meningitis Now is a fantastic charity that saves childrens lives. This walk will be a great event and I want to encourage families, sports clubs and anyone who is active enough to walk 5 miles to come along and walk the beautiful route.”The walk on Sunday, April 10th 2016 will start at @Bristol and finish up in Millennium Square.last_img read more

Dario Franchitti takes rookie Sage Karam under his wing

first_imgDario Franchitti is amused that his 20-year-old protégé is young enough to be Tony Kanaan’s son. That is until the four-time IndyCar champion, 41, admits he is more than a year older than his chum and former teammate.Franchitti pivots quickly, clearly preferring the image of the mentoring veteran in this relationship with Sage Karam. That’s partly because he believes Chip Ganassi Racing has something worthwhile in the multifaceted but inexperienced newcomer still shaped like the high school wrestler he once was.And partly because he seems to enjoy this next phase of a career not ended on his terms.“Sage is his own personality, has his own way of driving and all that,” Franchitti told USA TODAY Sports. “That’s what we have to develop. The goal is not to make him drive the car like I used to drive a car. There’s just little bits and process we will discuss, and sometimes it’s easy and it’s what worked, and there’s other times where he says ‘That doesn’t work for me.’ ”Franchitti is ever-present on Karam’s pit stall, scanning his radio transmissions and telemetry, inspecting his race car as it slices past. Franchitti will reclaim his perch this weekend when Karam drives in the Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park.Ganassi hopes Franchitti will provide polish and perspective to a driver who already has displayed the diverse skill set the owner covets.Rookie Sage Karam (AP)Rookie Sage Karam (AP)The son of a high school wrestler, the Nazareth, Pa., native won championships in the IndyCar developmental USF2000 series with Andretti Autosport in 2010 and Indy Lights with Schmidt Peterson in 2013. Initially signed by Ganassi to burnish his sports car program, Karam already has competed in the Rolex 24 twice and Sebring 12-hour race. Outsourced to a near-dormant Dreyer & Reinbold team for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he recovered from qualifying 31st of 33 to finish ninth in his first IndyCar race. Still, he entered 2015 without sufficient sponsorship for a full 16-race season. Karam finished 19th in the opener at St. Petersburg on March 29.Upon medical advice, Franchitti retired from racing after sustaining a spinal fracture, concussion and broken ankle in an accident in a street race in Houston in 2013. He offers a current and credentialed voice on the other side of a race radio, or Facetime, or text message.“I think I go to Dario for a lot of advice, and I take what he says and I try my absolute best to apply all those things,” Karam said. “But sometimes I still am going to do things that aren’t right and I’m going to make mistakes, and that’s when I look at him for even more advice. And sometimes it’s good to kind of learn from little mistakes.” Session ID: 2020-09-19:a9edfedbde42c800ab8590fc Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-7960-4166346378001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-19:1f43bdab56ac74ce269abbe6 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-342962-4161341168001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Mistakes can be valuable, if applied to learning. And they can be costly, as when Karam injured his wrist and wrecked a car a few laps into a test at Barber (Ala.) Motorsports Park in March.Like many owners, Ganassi requires drivers to call him after such incidents. Karam did, had everything “squared away,” he believed, then received a text from Ganassi in the middle of a team meeting at St. Petersburg before on-track activity began.“It says, ‘Come meet me in hospitality,’ ” Karam recalls.“That’s when you looked at me and went … , ” Franchitti interjected, finishing with a wide-eyed look of shock.KARAM HURT: Injures wrist in IndyCar test at BarberKaram hesitantly hopped on his scooter and found Ganassi sitting alone at a table under the team’s hospitality enclosure. The owner beckoned him to a seat alongside, slung a burly arm around him and assured him of his talent and his potential. And then the speech.“Then he goes, ‘How many points do you get for leading practice?’ I said zero,” Karam recalled. “He said, ‘OK. Now, tomorrow, how many points do you get for leading practice two?’ I said zero. He said, ‘OK, so there’s no reason to go crash a car in practice, right?’ I was like, ‘That’s right, Chip.’ So he says, ‘So don’t crash a car in practice again.’“I said, ‘Ok, I won’t.’ He’s been really good to me and he just gets to the point really quickly. He makes sure you register and understand it.”“Chip pep talks are the best,” Franchitti grinned.Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti. (Indianapolis Star)Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti. (Indianapolis Star)Maybe Karam achieves his lofty goals — his personal website lists “to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Daytona 24 hours, Le Mans 24 Heures, and F1 Monaco” — under Franchitti’s tuition, borne of his tutelage under fellow Scot and three-time Formula One champion Jackie Stewart. In Franchitti and Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Kanaan, Karam can siphon knowledge from drivers with a collective eight IndyCar titles and five Indianapolis 500 wins, three by Franchitti.INDYCAR Q&A: Catching up with Scott DixonAs a younger man earning money for fuel, Franchitti once taught weekenders to drive their BMWs and Acuras at racing schools, but this is different, he said.“It’s another taking a world class driver –, ‘” he began.“Wha-hoa!,” Karam interrupted with a grin.“ … who has all the potential in the world,” Franchitti continued after an eye roll, “and helping him hone that gift and get that experience. The good thing is he gets in the car and he drives it quick. The other stuff can be taught. Experience will bring that as well.”Sage advice.Greg Hester (USA TODAY Sports)Greg Hester (USA TODAY Sports) Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more

High school football: Parkway rolls past Byrd

first_imgThe Parkway Panthers bounced back from last week’s big loss to Evangel with a 40-16 victory over the Byrd Yellow Jackets on Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium.The Panthers improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in district play. They return to Lee Hedges Stadium this Thursday to face Captain Shreve. Byrd dropped to 0-5 and 0-2.Parkway junior quarterback Justin Rogers had big nights passing and running. He completed 18 of 28 for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Rogers rushed for 52 yards, including 37 in losses, and a touchdown.Junior receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. also returned to form after not catching a pass in the 45-8 loss to Evangel. He caught seven passes for 158 yards and the two touchdowns.Marshall’s TD catches covered 25 and 60 yards. The latter was a screen pass. He caught the ball around the line of scrimmage, angled toward the Parkway sideline and outran Byrd defenders to the end zone.Senior running back Robert McKnight scored touchdowns on runs of 7 and 34 yards. He finished with 74 yards rushing and 50 receiving.Chase Hill scored on a 10-yard run in the final minute of the first half that put Parkway on top 33-6.Sophomore Amani Larry caught three passes for 39 yards and rushed for 54 yards on just two carries.All told, the Panthers piled up 516 yards, including 214 on the ground.“We made some plays at times,” Parkway coach David Feaster said. “At times we blocked them pretty well and those guys were able to make some plays. It was enough to beat a good team. “Obviously, Byrd is not what they used to be, but I thought they were better this week than they were last week. It’s a sign of a young ballclub. They get better week by week. I think before the season is over with they’re going to be pretty respectable.” The Yellow Jackets put some pressure on Rogers, forcing him to scramble on several occasions. “The thing we talked about at halftime particularly was offensive line pass protection. We want more time to throw the football,” Feaster said.The Parkway defense didn’t allow a touchdown. Byrd returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. The Jackets were able to move the ball some. Byrd finished with 159 yards rushing, according to Parkway stats. But they couldn’t get the ball into the end zone. Placekicker Ben Smith kicked three field goals.Penalties hurt the Jackets offense when they got inside Parkway territory, but the Panthers also stepped up and made stops behind the line of scrimmage.Smith’s third field goal made it 33-16 in the third quarter and gave Byrd a flicker of hope. But McKnight ended it with his 34-yard dash to the end zone.The Jackets, who have been hit hard by injuries, were sharper than they were in Week 4’s 34-7 loss to Captain Shreve. In that game, they fumbled 11 times and had six turnovers. Byrd did fumble five times Thursday night but lost only one. The Jackets actually won the turnover battle 3-1.“If they fumble the ball 11 times we will beat them by 50,” Feaster aid. “That was unlikely. Their defense was good enough to put up a good fight and they certainly did at times. They chased us around. It was a good workout for us. We’re glad to have the win against Byrd but at the same time we’re glad to have the practice because we’re going to play against people like this down the road.”David Morales led the Panthers defense with 11 tackles. Tony Beckwith was right behind him with 10. Malcolm Banks had seven. Cordarious Moore and Caleb Reese had six each. Joey Cook had five. Reese recovered a fumble in the first quarter right after Parkway lost a fumble at its 29-yard line. The Panthers led 6-3 at the time.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Souhan; Wild May Just Not Be Good [PODCAST]

first_img 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD Auto (360p) 720p HD The Minnesota Wild are still win less after falling 5-2 at Winnipeg Thursday night.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.  He said it is possible the 0-3 record is an indication that they are just not good.  Listen below. center_img About Connatix V56490 360p About Connatix V56490 The Timberwolves lost a preseason game at Golden State Thursday giving up 143 points.  Jim thinks the Wolves will push the tempo this season and will give up more points because of it.The Vikings host Philadelphia Sunday at noon.  Jim thinks it will be tough for the Vikings to run the ball because of the Eagles run defense.  A win here will make making the playoffs much more attainable.last_img read more