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Productivity level in Dominica on decline

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Michael Murphy. Image via: dpinorthamericacaribbean.orgA former public servant believes the productivity level in Dominica has suffered a major decline.Former Chief Statistician and President of the Dominica Association of Persons Living With Disabilities Michael Murphy says productivity in both the public and private sectors was much higher in the past.Murphy, who was a guest on Friday’s Heng Radio Program on Kairi FM, told host Kamala Jno. Baptiste-Aaron that productivity in the disability movement is at a higher level when compared to the private and public sectors.“I have always claimed that productivity in the disability movement where I am now engaged in, have been higher than what obtained in both the public and private sector where persons without disabilities work. I can’t access the public and private sector because I am no longer in that sector but I can safely say that productivity has been on a decline,” he said.Meantime Murphy who is the recipient of a meritorious service award for public sector management says he is humbled for the recognition.“I was pleased and honored to have been considered by government as a recipient for the meritorious service award. I work with the public service for a very long time and I did not work for honor, I worked with honor and certainly when honor comes I accept. I only got promotions within the government’s statistical department staring from junior officer to the chief statistician,” he said.“I left physically in December 1997 but officially I was retired in August 1999,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Productivity level in Dominica on decline by: – November 19, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Lowell Paul Market, 84 of Brookville, IN

first_imgLowell P. Market, age 84, of Brookville, lost his battle with cancer January 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.He was born October 14, 1933 in Milton, Indiana to William & Mary (Seffrin) Market. He married his wife, the former JoAnn Tincher on October 14, 1989 and she survives.He graduated from Milton High School in 1951, and then served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, and was stationed in Alaska for 1 ½ years.Lowell moved to Brookville, Indiana in 1956, and sold bottle gas for 15 years. He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years. He was Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Brookville for four years, and spent four years on Franklin County Council. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville, the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 of Brookville.He enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports, and he liked to travel, having visited 49 states. His favorite vacation destination was Holden Beach, North Carolina. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.Besides his loving wife of over 28 years, JoAnn, survivors include two sons, Paul Market of Brookville, Indiana and Ron Market of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, his daughter, Beth Jewell of Brookville, Indiana; two grandsons, Blake Jewell and Zachary Jewell, and son-in-law, Rob Jewell of Brookville; one brother, Stanley Market of Milton, Indiana and a sister Helen Cornet of Carmel, Indiana; four cousins and several nieces & nephews.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, where the rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M..The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda and Rev. Mike Holman will officiate the Funeral Services on Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Volunteer Fire Department or the Salvation Army. The staff at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Market family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

COVID-19: Premier League manager, two players test positive

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About Premier League campaigners West Ham have been rocked by a trio of positive coronavirus tests, including manager David Moyes. The Hammers received the positive results, which include defender Issa Diop and midfielder Josh Cullen, less than an hour before kick-off in their 5-1 Carabao Cup third-round win over Hull City, which continued with assistant Alan Irvine in charge and both players – who had been set to start – withdrawn from the team. “All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols. “Everyone at West Ham United send their best wishes to David, Issa and Josh. “Tuesday’s match will go ahead as planned, with Assistant Manager Alan Irvine taking charge of the team.” West Ham insist that their measures to prevent the spread of the virus remain “stringent”, but also revealed that they had offered to pay for the Hull squad and staff to be tested – with the process not mandatory at their level – though the League One club declined. West Ham added: “The Club’s measures and protocols around COVID-19 remain stringent. This included offering to test the Hull City team ahead of tonight’s fixture – an offer which they opted not to accept.” Cullen Read Also: Suarez agents hold talks with Barca after club veto Atletico switch West Ham are due to face Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday, a match from which Moyes, Diop and Cullen will have to be absent due to self-isolation rules. They will also miss the Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against either Fleetwood Town or Everton next week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 All three were not showing symptoms and had arrived at the stadium ahead of the game but were immediately sent home. Medical staff from both clubs, as well as the EFL, discussed their next steps and all agreed that the game could go ahead. Hammers defender Issa Diop has also returned a positive coronavirus test A club statement from West Ham – whose players and staff were all tested on Monday – read: “West Ham United can confirm that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for COVID-19. “The Club’s medical team were informed of the test results as the team were at London Stadium preparing for this evening’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Hull City. The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home.last_img read more

Mr. Harold Wayne Dickason

first_imgMr. Harold Wayne Dickason, age 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 8, 1933, at the family home in Vevay, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Joseph L. and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason. He was raised in Vevay, Indiana where he was a 1951 graduate of the Vevay High School. In his early years of life, Harold worked for Dickason Garage in Vevay, Indiana. Harold received his degree in business in 1956 from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Harold was inducted into the United States Navy on March 1, 1957, in Vevay, Indiana. On October 1, 1958, Harold rose to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, the second commissioned officer rank in the United States Navy. Harold was honorably discharged on March 14, 1960 at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in Long Beach, California. On September 9, 1967, in Ames, Iowa, Harold was united in marriage to Maryann Bortle. This union was blessed with two sons, James William “Bill” Dickason and Joseph Edward “Ed” Dickason. Harold and Maryann shared 52 years of marriage together until his death. Harold was employed as an electrician for AA Electric in Indianapolis, Indiana, for several years. He was also employed as an electrician for Lawrence Township School Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 2004, after 25 years of service. Harold was a dual member of the Speedway Masonic Lodge No. 500 F&AM, Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, Past Patron of the Oakland Chapter No. 159 Order of Eastern Star and Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407. Harold was Past Master of the Oakland Masonic Lodge No. 140 F&AM and attended the VFW Post #261 both of Indianapolis, Indiana. Harold resided in Martinsville, Indiana from 1970 – 1993 and later moved back to the Indianapolis community in 1993 where he resided until his passing. Harold passed away at 5:43 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.Harold will be missed by his wife, Maryann (Bortle) Dickason of Indianapolis, IN; his sons, Joseph Edward “Ed” Dickason of Muncie, IN and James William “Bill” Dickason and his wife, Mary of Noblesville, IN; his grandchildren, Ginny, Xander, Max, Caid, Reese, and Holli; his brother-in-law, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L. Dickason, died March 8, 1991 and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason, died July 17, 1982; his sisters, Mary Lou Konkle, died July 1, 2011 and Roberta J. “Bert” Lamson, died May 11, 2019 and his brother-in-law, Robert Dumont “Bob” Lamson, died October 3, 2017.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Masonic and Eastern Star Services will be conducted Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM or Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter #407. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Di Maria happy to be joining PSG

first_img The Aspetar sports hospital in Qatar posted pictures on Twitter of Di Maria ahead of his medical. The 27-year-old was given permission to fly to Qatar for talks with PSG officials after United agreed a 63million euro (£44.3million) fee with the French champions for the midfielder. Angel di Maria’s move from Manchester United to Paris St Germain appears all but done after the Argentina winger underwent a medical in Doha and expressed his happiness at the proposed switch. Di Maria aims to help PSG establish themselves among Europe’s elite, after Blanc’s men exited in the Champions League quarter-finals in the past three seasons. Di Maria added: “They made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, so my objective was to arrive to Paris and to help them through the quarter-final barrier, because they have struggled in the past two seasons. “I will try to do the best I can to help the club in those objectives and reach the final stages of the Champions League.” Press Association Neither club has announced the deal but speaking to beIN Sports, Di Maria said: “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. “What I know about PSG is that they are a team who have won all possible titles in France last season. They’re very important.” United signed Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7million last summer, but after an encouraging start his form dipped drastically and he only started one of the final 10 games of last season. The former Benfica winger was left unsettled after an attempted burglary on his Cheshire home in February. Since then, Di Maria and his family have been living in a city-centre apartment in Manchester owned by former United defender Phil Neville. Di Maria said as recently as June that he wanted to stay at United, but it became apparent that he had his heart set on a move to the French capital in the last couple of weeks. The Argentinian was due to report for duty during the second leg of United’s pre-season tour of the United States on July 25, but failed to show. After United’s 2-0 defeat to PSG in Chicago on Thursday, Laurent Blanc said both clubs were close to striking a deal for the player. last_img read more

Mourinho criticised over doctor

first_img “The medical staff were only responding to the referee’s instruction to come and treat the player, who was on the ground. “So then to criticise the medical staff publicly in the way that he did was absolutely appalling behaviour. “The medical staff deserve a public apology and I’m very disappointed that the club hasn’t come out and done something to support them – they were just doing their job. “Our first priority as doctors and physios is the health and safety of the individual player, and that’s what they were attending to. “They were doing their job and they’ve been criticised very publicly for doing the job. I think that’s a very disappointing result.” Carneiro joined Chelsea in February 2009, having previously worked at the British Olympic Medical Institute and with England Women’s Football and UK Athletics. The doctor thanked people for their support on Sunday, posting on Facebook: “I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.” That status attracted in excess of 22,000 likes and on Tuesday it emerged Carneiro’s role was changing, albeit while keeping the title as Chelsea’s first-team doctor. When approached by Press Association Sport on the issue, a club spokesman said: “We do not comment on internal staffing matters.” Football Medical Association chief executive Eamonn Salmon said: “We fully support the actions of our members and colleagues in this incident who acted with integrity and professionalism at all times, fully cognisant of the rules of the game and in full accordance with that duty of care to their patient. “Factors extraneous to the immediate medical needs of the patient, such as the stage and state of the game, cannot be part of their consideration at such time.” The Professional Footballers’ Association said in a statement on its website: “The health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and the need, when required, for prompt assessment and treatment is critical in ensuring this. “The player and the referee are the initial judges as to whether treatment is required and, the matter is then the responsibility of the highly qualified and trained medical staff. “This protocol has worked successfully in past seasons and we can see no justifiable reason to move away from this.” Football Association director Kelly Simmons, who played 117 times for England, hopes there is no adverse effect on women’s participation in football because of the row. “That’s obviously an issue for Chelsea,” when asked about the issue. “I’m not close to it and I’ve only seen headlines in the newspapers but what I would say is we want to see more women in all roles in football so hopefully what’s happened in the last 48 hours won’t put off young women wanting to work in what is a fantastic industry.” Press Association Since then, Press Association Sport has learned Carneiro’s role at Chelsea is changing significantly, meaning she will no longer be involved in matches and training sessions. That seeming demotion understandably raises questions over her long-term future and Brukner, formerly Liverpool’s head of sports medicine and sports science, believes Mourinho owes his medical staff an apology. “I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager,” the Australia cricket team doctor said. “He has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on the doctor and the physio. “They went on as they must do when they are summoned on and the player is down, and as a result the player had to come off the ground. “What do you expect the doctor to do? Just ignore the referee beckoning them on?” Mourinho said Hazard was merely dealing with tiredness and a knock, but Brukner defended the medics’ decision to enter the field of play. “Maybe he should be criticising his player for staying down, rather than the medical staff,” he told talkSPORT. Towards the end of Saturday’s stuttering 2-2 draw at home to Swansea, the reigning champions were temporarily reduced to nine men as Eden Hazard had to leave the field following treatment. Chelsea boss Mourinho was visibly infuriated to see physio Jon Fearn and doctor Carneiro run on to the field to give him that treatment, telling the media afterwards that their “impulsive and naive” decision showed they did not “understand the game”. Jose Mourinho’s behaviour towards Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro has been “absolutely appalling”, according to leading sports physician Peter Brukner. last_img read more

Anticipated weather delays cause basketball postponements

first_imgELLSWORTH — Today’s snowstorm led has caused basketball teams throughout Maine to postpone their regular-season finales until tomorrow, Feb. 10. Below is a list of how schools in Hancock County were affected.Ellsworth: The Ellsworth boys (8-9), which were scheduled to play Mount Desert Island (14-3) at 7 p.m. today, will instead face the Trojans at that time tomorrow. The Eagles will be without Trent Mahon (ankle) and could also be missing Bryce Harmon, who suffered an injury Tuesday against John Bapst.Bucksport: The Bucksport boys (9-8) will play a road game against Dexter (12-5) tomorrow at 7 p.m. The school’s unified basketball game against Ellsworth has yet to be rescheduled.Mount Desert Island: See above for the MDI boys. The MDI girls (11-7) completed their regular season with a 38-25 road victory against Ellsworth (9-9) last night.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGeorge Stevens Academy: The GSA girls’ team (15-2) will face Penquis Valley (6-11) on the road at 5:30 p.m. That game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. today. The boys’ team (17-0) had its 7 p.m. Senior Night game against Narraguagus (6-11) pushed back 24 hours.Sumner: Sumner’s boys’ team was scheduled to play Searsport (10-7) at 6:30 p.m. today. That game, which will be Senior Night for the Tigers (5-12), has been rescheduled for the same time tomorrow.Deer Isle-Stonington: Both the DI-S boys (5-13) and the DI-S girls (11-7) completed their regular seasons last Thursday and were therefore unaffected. Next up for the Mariners will be the Class D North playoffs next week.last_img read more

Carter launches CAS appeal

first_imgEMBATTLED Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has officially filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after retrospectively being found guilty of committing a doping offence at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.After receiving a ruling in January of this year, which showed that the sprinter’s retested samples returned traces of the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, Carter was given 21 days to file an appeal.On Wednesday Carter’s lawyer, who had confirmed that the sprinter was strongly considering the possibility of an appeal, confirmed that the documents had now been filed to the CAS.Carter, along with the rest of the Jamaica 4x100m relay team which consisted of Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt, was stripped of his Olympic gold medal following the findings of the retest.The sixth-fastest 100m runner of all-time with a clocking of 9.78 seconds, Carter ran the opening leg of the Olympic 4x100m final in Beijing as Jamaica stormed to victory in a then world record 37.10 seconds.The athlete recently returned to action after being given clearance by the IAAF to compete, while the process of his appeal was pending.last_img read more

Alcorn State looks for home win vs UAPB

first_img Associated Press Alcorn State looks for home win vs UAPB Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditArkansas-Pine Bluff (3-21, 2-10) vs. Alcorn State (11-12, 7-5)David L. Whitney Gymnasium, Lorman, Mississippi; Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Alcorn State looks for its fifth straight win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff at David L. Whitney Gymnasium. The last victory for the Golden Lions at Alcorn State was a 54-49 win on Jan. 19, 2015. February 16, 2020center_img SQUAD LEADERS: The Golden Lions are led by juniors Dequan Morris and Markedric Bell. Morris is averaging 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while Bell is putting up 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The Braves have been led by Troymain Crosby and Maurice Howard. Crosby has averaged 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Howard has put up 13.1 points per game.SWAC IMPROVEMENT: The Golden Lions have scored 54.6 points per game and allowed 64.1 points per game across 12 conference games. Those figures both represent moves in the right direction from the 47.7 points scored and 72.9 points allowed per game to non-conference foes.TERRIFIC TROYMAIN: Crosby has connected on 28.3 percent of the 46 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 84.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 0-21 when scoring fewer than 60 points and 3-0 when scoring at least 60.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Alcorn State is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Braves are 6-12 this season when they block fewer than five shots.DID YOU KNOW: Alcorn State is ranked first among SWAC teams with an average of 77 points per game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

UW nabs 30 recruits on National Signing Day

first_imgWednesday marked national signing day for college football recruits and the end to Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen’s first full recruiting campaign with the Badgers. By the end of the day, Wisconsin landed 25 scholarship athletes and five walk-ons for the coming season.Heading into the recruiting process, Andersen said the offensive line was the primary need for Wisconsin to address, with guard Ryan Groy graduating and it being an already-thin position group.“A specific need was the offensive line,” Andersen said. “The goal is to get that to 16 scholarship players. We made good progress in that area, some tremendous young men there.”Jaden Gault and Michael Deiter come in as the highest rated offensive line recruits to sign with Wisconsin. Both Gault and Deiter enrolled at Wisconsin this spring and will be able to participate in spring practice.According to ESPN Recruiting Nation, Gault is Wisconsin’s highest rated recruit, as he is the only player to sign with the Badgers that ranks in ESPN’s top-300 recruits list, coming in at 141st and 10th at his position.But Andersen believes Deiter will have the best chance to snag a starting spot during spring practice, with injuries for Dan Voltz and Dallas Lewallen keeping them from playing in the spring and leaving an opening at center.“Michael may be the starting center with the injuries at this point to Dan [Voltz] and to Dallas [Lewallen],” Andersen said. “So that is a tremendous opportunity for a young freshman at the center spot. Very challenging, but a great opportunity.”After the offensive line, Andersen and his staff focused on bringing recruits to play in the secondary and at wide receiver. And no matter which side of the ball they will be playing, Andersen is looking for one thing out of his secondary and wide receivers: speed.“We weren’t so much looking for corners or safeties, we were looking for young men that are highly competitive, love the game of football and can run,” Andersen said.One of the more intriguing recruits who could end up on either side of the ball is Dareian Watkins out of Ohio. Watkins originally committed to Northwestern, but switched over to Wisconsin in November.Watkins has the ability to play receiver or somewhere in the secondary. It is yet to be seen where Andersen and his staff end up placing the athlete. As of right now, he is listed as a wide receiver on the Wisconsin roster.But perhaps the most intriguing recruit of the 2014 class comes at a position where Wisconsin has plenty of players to choose from, but also where a question mark still exists.Quarterback D.J. Gillins comes to Madison with a lot of buzz surrounding him, as he is an atypical Wisconsin quarterback. Gillins, who enrolled at Wisconsin this spring, features mobility to go with a big frame that can create havoc for the defense when he leaves the pocket.Gillins is now the second mobile quarterback Andersen has brought in to Wisconsin in less than a year with the program. There have been rumblings of Andersen’s desire to feature a duel-threat quarterback and Gillins presents another option — along with Tanner McEvoy who Andersen says will be playing quarterback again after appearing at safety last season — if he decides to go in that direction.But for now, Andersen insists Joel Stave is Wisconsin’s starting quarterback.“Joel’s our starting quarterback,” Andersen said. “It’s his spot to lose.”In all, Andersen said he is impressed with his first group of Wisconsin recruits, but said UW was an “easy sell” that allowed him to go after the players he and his staff wanted.“Their want to get into a tremendous social environment, like we talk about all the time, is a driving force their them and their families,” Andersen said. “And obviously to play at the highest level of football—they get that opportunity at the University of Wisconsin.”last_img read more