Seven charities benefit from Agriculture Minister’s Food Basket

first_img Share 288 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! The Ministry of Agriculture made its annual Christmas donations to Charitable Organizations around the island on Wednesday 21 December 2016. Grotto Home for the Homeless, Dominica Infirmary, Princess Margaret Hospital, Love One Teach One Foundation, Chances, Portsmouth Hospital and Grange Home for the Aged, were among the beneficiaries of this year’s donation. The food baskets included groceries as well as ground provisions, pork, chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables. “We believe around Christmas time is an opportunity to bring cheer, so every year around this time, we do this activity where we give too homes hospitals, and the different institutions that we have where they take care of our less fortunate,” Director of Agriculture, Ricky Brumant stated.Brumant thanked the farmers who had given to this effort, thanking them for being mindful of the needs of the less fortunate persons in the different communities. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Harold Guiste, noted that the department is happy to be providing these food baskets to those who require the extra help.“We are bringing Christmas cheer from the ministry, with what we call the Ministry of Agriculture Food Basket, which we give to deserving persons in our communities who require this type of service,” Guiste stated. He noted that the ministry is pleased to be able to make some people happy, and to be able to contribute to them having a merry Christmas.Representative of the Grotto Home, Lucita John, expressed gratitude to the ministry, and stated that the donations would go a long way for the residents of Grotto Home.“We at the Grotto Home are happy to receive this at Christmas, because the residents have been looking forward to your visit. We know that it will go a long way to having a merry Christmas. And we thank the government and the citizens especially the farmers who donated from their farms, to help others, so thank you,” John noted.– / 11 LocalNews Seven charities benefit from Agriculture Minister’s Food Basket by: Dominica Vibes News – December 21, 2016last_img read more

Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler rips umpire: ‘He needs to stop ruining baseball games’

first_img33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Major League Baseball umpire Angel Hernandez is no stranger to controversy, and he was involved once again on Tuesday when Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler unleashed harsh criticisms of Hernandez to a local newspaper.Kinsler told the Detroit News that Hernandez “needs to re-evaluate his career choice,” claiming that the ump is “messing with baseball games.” Hernandez has been an umpire in the major leagues for 24 seasons. Hernandez has been involved in a number of controversial calls, and in a 2010 ESPN survey, 22 percent of players asked called him the worst umpire in the major leagues.“I’m surprised at how bad an umpire he is,” Kinsler told the News. “I don’t know how, for as many years he’s been in the league, that he can be that bad.”Hernandez ejected Kinsler from the Tigers’ game on Monday after the infielder tossed his bat following a strikeout. Kinsler disagreed with Hernandez’ ball and strike calls. Asked if he had a personal problem with Hernandez, Kinsler told the News “I’m not mad at him. He just needs to go away.”When told of Kinsler’s comments, Hernandez reportedly said “I’m not at liberty to discuss tit-for-tat what’s going on. As a matter of fact, I don’t even caer what he said.”Hernandez, born in Cuba, filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball earlier this year alleging racial discrimination and a vendetta against him by MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre has prevented him from career advancement. That suit is pending. Hernandez also served as an umpire for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Miami last month.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Cornwall-St James derby highlights D’Cup action

first_img Zone A Anchovy vs Irwin Green Pond vs Maldon Zone B Rusea’s vs Green Island Frome vs Knockalva Cambridge vs Hopewell Zone C Herbert Morrison vs Muschett William Knibb vs Spot Valley Cedric Titus vs Holland Zone D Black River vs Petersfield Manning’s vs Grange Hill Little London vs Godfrey Stewart Zone E Maggotty vs Newell Lacovia vs B.B. Coke Munro vs STETHS Zone F Mile Gully vs Manchester Cross Keys vs May Day deCarteret vs Belair Zone G Holmwood vs Alston Christiana vs Knox Spalding vs Troy Zone H Edwin Allen vs Thompson Town Zone I Brown’s Town vs Ocho Rios Zone J Iona vs St Mary High Oracabessa vs Brimmervale Carron Hall vs St Mary Tech. Zone K Ewarton vs Bog Walk Dinthill vs Guys Hill McGrath vs Charlemont Zone L Horace Clarke vs Fair Prospect Port Antonio vs Titchfield Zone M Denbigh vs Bellefield Porus vs Foga Road Zone N Central vs Kemps Hill Vere Tech vs Old Harbour Bustamante vs Garvey Maceo Zone O Seaforth vs Paul Bogle St Thomas Tech vs Yallahs Robert Lightbourne vs Morant Bay Today’s other games Back-to-back wins aside, perhaps the most impressive thing about St James’ start so far is the fact that they are yet to concede a goal, but today’s test will be their biggest so far, given Cornwall’s penchant for attacking football. Cornwall certainly pack a ton of firepower and will be looking to Aiden Jokomba, the physical Garnett Hudson ,and their leading goalscorer Shavon McDonald to pierce the St James backline. Both teams are in great form and are level on six points at the top, only separated by goal difference, which favours St James High. They have scored one more goal than the defending champions, who have scored seven goals and conceded one. CLEAN SHEET The ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup is set to resume this afternoon with another Montego Bay cross-town derby with defending champions Cornwall College (CC) playing hosts to the Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore-coached St James High in Zone A action at 3:30 p.m. CC coach Dr Dean Weatherly described St James High as a well-coached team with a deep bench but says his boys will be going in the match determined to pick up all three points and maintain their 100 per cent win record in daCosta Cup. Former champions St James have also made an impressive start to this year’s competition under the guidance of Reggae Boyz head coach Whitmore, winning both games played so far.last_img read more

SO NAMED OUA PEAK PERFORMER

first_imgSo, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Toronto, then paired up with fellow Varsity Blue Vivian Kwok to go 4-1 and finish second in women’s doubles action. So and the two-time reigning champion Varsity Blues badminton team will now set their sights on defending their title as they prepare for the 2018 OUA championship, February 16-18, also at Ryerson University.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Version Story Links The four-time OUA all-star went a perfect 4-0, not dropping a single game, in women’s singles action. She defeated teammate Kristy Chan, 21-12, 21-14, in the final.center_img The Toronto native also competed with Blues rookie Isaac Ehrlich to go 2-1 in mixed doubles action. Bethany So, the reigning OUA women’s badminton most valuable player, kicked off 2018 with a bang, winning the women’s singles competition and earning a second-place finish in women’s doubles at the 2018 Ryerson Winter Open.last_img read more