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  • Catley: Permanent Dredging Solution for Swansea Channel

    first_imgYasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, said in her latest announcement that the Australian Labor Party (NSW Labor) will provide funding for a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel.“This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to have my colleague, friend and Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park for Keira to announce the dredging solution,” said Catley. “This is vital for locals and tourists alike. We live on the largest salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere and boats are getting stuck in the channel with inconsistent and insufficient dredging campaigns.“The community has raised this issue with me time and time again, and I’m pleased that a NSW Labor Government will fix the problem.”Catley added that Labor plans to invest in a “state-of-the-art dredge to ensure the safe navigability” of the channel, and would go to tender to procure a dredge that will be based at Swansea.“A dredge based at Swansea will ensure the channel is safe and navigable – not just sometimes, all the time,” concluded Catley.last_img read more

  • Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools

    first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 163 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNews Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools by: – February 7, 2012 Share A student of the Dominica Community High School receiving a symbolic token of the books from Rachel Amantrading of the Foundation while Dr. Wendel Thomas looks on.Two Diaspora groups; the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph which has been in existence for over ten years and the Global Literacy Project, have collaborated in donating a 40 foot container of books to educational institutions in Dominica.A total of 11, 265 books will be distributed to schools on the island including the Dominica State College and the University of the West Indies Dominica Open Campus.At a handing over ceremony on Monday, one of the representatives of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph Angelic Baptist noted that the donation of books is a milestone for Dominica and although the organization has assisted Dominicans in many areas; education is their major priority.“We have catered to our fellow Dominicans in every capacity, such as providing hospital supplies, elderly care materials, assistance to the homeless and home for the aged; Grotto and to the St. Joseph Health Centre but education is our major priority.”Angelic Baptist of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph.Baptist highlighted the assistance which the Foundation has given to the St. Joseph School among other schools on the island in the form of books stating that, “We as a family take pride in doing so because we believe that is a right of every child to have an opportunity to be educated. I believe that there should never be a limit to learning or achieving one’s goals. I also believe if we help the children take pride in education we will build a society and a better Dominica”.She announced that her Foundation and the Global Literacy Project “have worked hard to bring high quality, large quantity books to our country” and thanked Ambassador Vince Henderson and Kelver Darroux for their facilitation of this donation. “Today I am proud to announce to you we have 11, 265 brand new books having a value of US$401, 597. 00 the equivalent of EC$1.1 million. These books will be distributed to Dominican schools and will be given to the children to take home.” President of the Gloabl Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel ThomasPresident and Founder of the Global Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel Thomas who hails from the village of La Plaine, told Monday’s ceremony that his organization has been working hard to provide quality books for Dominica.“We have been working hard and I must say that the books and materials that we have are of the quality that Dominica is accustomed too. Strangely enough there are other standards in other places and because I’m a native I am well aware of our standard; and this standard is at the premium these books are actually hot off the press, they are brand new. I have never seen them because they came from the publishers through another NGO to my organization.”Meanwhile Co Founder of the Global Literacy Project Nigerian Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa said “we believe very strongly that the progress of any country depends on the ability of that country to produce smart people who can help lead the country”. He believes that the donation of books will assist in that regard. Co Founder of Global Literacy Project, Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa.He also complimented the island on being the most beautiful country as he said prior to his visit here, he though Rio De Janeiro was the most beautiful country but has to change this mindset as Dominica is indeed a very beautiful country. Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency Kelver Darroux said, “We must commend people who give back to their communities”.He explained that the donation will assist the government in realizing its goals to help develop young people in Dominica.Students of the Dominica Community High School and the Orion Academy were present to receive a symbolic token of the books as well as a representative of the Dominica State College and UWI Open Campus Dominica.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • First Bank moves towards world sponsorship record as Georgian Cup hits 100 years

    first_imgRelatedPosts Succession plan: FirstBank graduates third batch in development programme Inter-banks loan recovery: N50.32m recovered from individuals in first nine days – CBN FirstBank hosts FinTech Summit 4.0 In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential.The 2019 edition of the epoch making sports championship runs from October 12 to 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna.The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in 1919, with FirstBank sponsoring the sports tournament for a 100 years.The Cup, which was donated by the Bank to the Kaduna Polo Club, is the oldest and most respected Polo trophy in West Africa.The 2018 edition of the tournament was won by team El-Amin, also billed to participate in the 2019 edition to defend its trophy, contested by other teams: Rubicon, Imani, Malcomines and Lintex Agad.A total of 45 teams are billed for the 2019 tournament.Speaking on FirstBank’s unwavering centenary sponsorship of the Tournament, the President, Kaduna Polo Club, Alhaji Suleman Abubakar, said: “The Georgian Cup Polo Tournament is indeed the Premier Polo Tournament in the country and it has proudly birthed many other sporting events across the country as well as the West African sub region as a whole. We are honoured to record such a milestone with FirstBank since the inception of the tournament 100 years ago.“Indeed, FirstBank remains a noble brand close to our heart at the Kaduna Polo Club and the tournament has indeed been a catalyst of socio-economic growth of Kaduna and the nation as a whole.”The Bank said its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup is perhaps the longest standing sports sponsorship in the world, a reflection of a long-lasting partnership that aligns with heritage, shared values, elite performance and quality, all attributes worthy of celebration.It said: “This record sponsorship has been filed by the Kaduna Polo Club for consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records under the longest main sponsorship of a sporting world championship title.”Expressing the Bank’s delight on the sponsorship, the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said: “2019 is indeed an eventful year for us and one of the many highpoints since we were founded 125 years ago. Part of our excitement stems from the pride we feel at having supported the Georgian Cup Polo Tournament for 100 years consistently. We are indeed proud to achieve this feat as it reinforces our leadership role as an institution committed to the continued growth and development of sports and the economy at large. The Georgian Cup Polo Tournament is one of the many heritage sporting sponsorships supported by FirstBank over the years. Another example is the FirstBank 58th Lagos Amateur Golf Open tournament, in partnership with Ikoyi Club 1938 holding in November this year which we have also supported for 57 years. We dare say perhaps another record in sports sponsorship.”This unprecedented Polo extravaganza boasts notable players such as Chris Mckenzie, the best South African polo player; Max Charlton, the Best British polo player; as well as other top Argentine players in attendance amongst many other professionals.Tags: First BankGeorgian Cuplast_img read more

  • LA Galaxy’s Efrain Alvarez cracks Goal’s NxGn list; will he play for U.S. or Mexico in the future?

    first_imgGOAL on Tuesday released its annual list of the top 50 wonderkids across the global football landscape, and MLS fans will be excited to learn that one of the league’s players made the cut.Efrain Alvarez, the 17-year-old midfielder for the LA Galaxy, came in at No. 43 on the list, which may not seem all that high. But consider that the 18-year-old Takefusa Kubo, No. 9 on this year’s list, barely cracked last year’s entry at No. 49. So it’s possible Alvarez will shoot up the list next season, if he continues to improve. MORE: Gio Reyna says facing Liverpool in first Dortmund start ‘a really good opportunity’Rarely does Zlatan Ibrahimovic offer praise for anyone other than himself, so when he called Alvarez “by far the biggest talent” in the MLS, it certainly raised a lot of eyebrows. In 14 matches with the senior team this season, Alvarez dealt three assists, showing off his creativity and skill. He also stole the show in his Galaxy debut, assisting on the equalizer and setting up the winning goal against the Chicago Fire.16-year-old Efrain Alvarez stole the show in his MLS debut on Saturday night for the LA Galaxy 🔥 pic.twitter.com/f7YPnIApkP— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 5, 2019Here’s a look at some of his highlights from 2018 at the youth level:Efrain Alvarez is 15, and he’s a total baller 🔥(🎥 via @USL) pic.twitter.com/tWlEqcIWpt— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 24, 2018Alvarez’s talent has led to a battle for his national team services between the United States and Mexico. Alvarez is an LA native and was captain of the U.S. U-15 team in 2016, but also played for Mexico at the youth level, scoring four goals and dealing two assists in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup while leading El-Tri to a runner-up finish. In the process, he delivered this golazo that will have Americans hoping he switches back to play at the senior level.México is in the U-17 World Cup Final! 🇲🇽Efrain Alvarez’s free kick equalizer vs the Netherlands helped #ElTri reach the shootout, where they prevailed to set up a date with Brazil.Watch Sunday’s #U17WC Final at 5pm ET, live on FS2 and the FOX Sports App. pic.twitter.com/hIT7Ao2O0y— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 15, 2019Will Efrain Alvarez play for the U.S. or Mexico?Mike Muñoz, Alvarez’s club coach at the time he decided to switch from the U.S. to Mexico, tried to explain his reasoning via Soccer America. “With U.S. Soccer, Efra was dropped from the camp for whatever reason. I don’t know if there was a collective decision from U.S. Soccer,” Muñoz said. “Unfortunately when he was dropped, Mexico came knocking at the door and he has been there ever since.”There were rumblings that Alvarez might make an appearance for Mexico in the Gold Cup this past summer, which would have cap-tied him to Mexico. But it never came to fruition, which means his options are still open.According to CBS, a source close to Alvarez said, “Mexico is on top of him,” but added that there is still time for the U.S. to poach him. But there appears to be more commitment from Alvarez and his family with Mexico.last_img read more