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Return of CONVIASA flights into Dominica will strengthen relationship between both countries

first_imgHer Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva The return of the Venezuela based CONVIASA Airline flights into Dominica is hailed as an opportunity to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Dominica and Venezuela.   In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News earlier today Venezuelan Ambassador, Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva informed that President Chavez ordered that the flights be resumed.According to the Ambassador “The most important aspect of integration is among people and this is the reason why the President, the Commander, Hugo Chavez ordered CONVIASA to resumes these flights. It is also important because Dominica is a member of ALBA and this is real cooperation between Dominica and an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Dominica and Venezuela.”  The Venezuelan airline CONVIASA (Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A.) cancelled flights into Dominica last year to review its security measures after a plane crash involving one of its aircrafts.The Venezuelan Ambassador said that as of tomorrow, 18th August, 2011 the Venezuelan Airline CONVIASA will resume weekly flights into Melville Hall Airport on Tuesdays and Thursdays.According to Ambassador Martinez de Grijalva “This is good news because we have excellent relationship between Venezuela and Dominica and we have large delegations visiting Dominica from Venezuela. The Dominican students who are studying in Venezuela in the Scholarship Programme will also be able to come home without having to overnight in Trinidad or Jamaica. It is also very convenient for Venezuelan citizens in Martinique and Guadeloupe because they can travel to Dominica and then board the direct flight to Venezuela on CONVIASA.”In related news, Dominica’s Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs, Honourable Ian Douglas says the return of CONVIASA into Dominica “will open the Central and Latin American markets and cause our Tourism Industry to get another option of a source market so we could seriously look at channelling our potential visitors out of Central America, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala and all those other areas.”A delegation from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by the President of CONVIASA, Colonel Jesus Viñas García, the Minister for Public Works, Energy and Ports, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore and the Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs, Honourable Ian Douglas will be in attendance at the welcome ceremony tomorrow.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Return of CONVIASA flights into Dominica will strengthen relationship between both countries by: – August 17, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet 33 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

INDOT announces bridge replacement near Butlerville

first_imgButlerville, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to replace a bridge near Butlerville this year. North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting will complete the project valued at $1,374,000.The bridge replacement at County Road 560 East over Otter Creek at County Road 610 East will require a complete closure of both roads. The project location is about 1.9 miles south of U.S. 50. The closure is tentatively scheduled for the middle of June and will last for about 150 days. The detour route will be marked.Jennings County will be responsible for 20 percent of the cost. The Federal Highway Administration will pay 80 percent of total cost.last_img

Hager repeats in IMCA Hobbies at RPM

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (April 25) – Hometown driver Garrett Hager won his second feature in a row at RPM Speedway Saturday evening. Brady Bencken led the first 11 laps of the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock event when Robert Leonard slowed to bring out a caution. While under caution, Bencken went to the pits with a flat tire.That handed the lead over to Shay Simoneau when the green flag returned, but he was passed by Hager on the following lap. Hager held on through two more cautions to make his return appear­ance in the winner’s circle. Duane Wahrman finished in the runner-up spot.The most emotional feature win of the night went to Casey Woken. He took the lead on lap seven from Nick Tubbs and drove away for the victory in the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Woken and girlfriend Chelsey Calvin had lost their house and belongings, including their family pet, in a fire several days prior to Saturday night’s races. Jason Rogers chased Woken but had to settle for second.Nate Moore led the first five laps of the S & W Supply IMCA Modified main event until the lights blew out on the back straightaway to bring out a caution. The lights came back on shortly and racing resumed. On the restart, Kyle Rohleder powered past Moore and drove on for the win. Mike Petersilie worked his way up to finish second. C.J. Pfannenstiel led the first two laps of the Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Blaine Walt took over the top spot as Pfannenstiel got high in turn four and continued to lead through a lap 18 caution when polesitter Eric Pfeifer spun. On the restart Walt drifted high in turn two and let Austin Carter, Nate Ginest and Jake Krone drive by. Carter held on to the checkers, followed by Ginest. Hometown driver Kiowa Higdon picked up where he left off last season at RPM Speedway. Higdon won 8 features last year and got his first win this season in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact division. Higdon led all 12 laps to score the win. Art Herzog finished se­cond.The evening’s program was dedicated to Cody Younger. More than 110 race cars checked into the pits at Hays.last_img read more

UPDATE: Batesville man arrested following train/truck crash

first_imgMorris, In. —64-year-old Eugene Gunter has been arrested by Indiana State Police following a Wednesday crash with a train in the Morris area. Reports indicate Gunter was hit at the crossing of North County Road 600 East.Gunter has been charged with operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting law enforcement.**************************************************Indiana State Police are investigating a pickup truck/train in the Morris area. No details have been released yet.last_img

Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir Costs Three Grand for Typical Patient

first_imgGilead Sciences dropped a bomb when the company finally announced the cost of Covid-19 antiviral Remdesivir on Monday.The eye-popping price of $2,340 for governments and $3,120 for U.S. insurance companies was lower than some estimates but still sky high. According to Gilead, a course of Remdesivir treatment, which is about six vials per patient, will cost about $3200 in comparison to let’s say a course of some chemotherapy, could be $16,000.Gilead saying that this drug is priced below market value and that the pricing of a course of treatment will provide access to any and all patients who need it.“Although GILD could probably have charged more given the prevailing desperation (what will the world tolerate?), the announced pricing seems consistent with prior messaging for broad access,” according to drug experts.Shares of Gilead are up 14.7% so far this year. The stock trades at 11.5 times earnings projected over the next 12 months, above its 5-year average of 9.5 times earnings. Of the 30 analysts tracked by FactSet who cover the company, 10 rated it a Buy as of Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo left fuming after getting substituted for Second Time

first_imgMilan: Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was left frustrated after he was substituted again by coach Maurizio Sarri during Juventus’ 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on Sunday.Sarri hauled off Ronaldo after just 55 minutes of their Serie A showdown. The Portugal international was replaced by Paulo Dybala with the Italian champions in search of a goal. Dybala, however, proved Sarri right as he scored the goal in the 77th minute.According to a report in, Ronaldo didn’t take it well and stormed down the tunnel. He threw his hands in the air when his number was called and trudged off the pitch. Another report in Sky Sport Italia stated that the 34-year-old left the stadium three minutes before the match finished.The forward has now been substituted in Juventus’ last two clashes. He had reacted furiously after being substituted in his team’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow last week.The ex-Manchester United ace, who has netted six goals in 13 appearances for Juventus this season, has been taken off this season as many times as he was throughout the entire 2018/19 campaign.Juventus are currently placed at the top of the Serie A table. IANS Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mom blames ‘mafia’ for denying Son more Ballon d’OrAlso Watch: Bodoland International Paragliding Accuracy Championship beginslast_img read more

Postseason Baseball Glance

first_imgThursday, Oct. 1: eighth seed at first seedx-Friday, Oct. 2: eighth seed at second seed Series C (Best-of-3) x-Friday, Oct. 9: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner Series A x-Saturday, Oct. 10: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner (FS) x-Thursday, Oct. 15:x-Friday, Oct. 16:x-Saturday, Oct. 17: Wednesday, Sept. 30: seventh seed at second seedThursday, Oct. 1: seventh seed at second seedx-Friday, Oct. 2: seventh seed at second seed Series B x-Saturday, Oct. 10: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner (FS1) Tuesday, Oct. 6: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner (FS1 or MLB)Wednesday, Oct. 7: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner (FS1 or MLB)Thursday, Oct. 8: 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner (FS1 or MLB)x-Friday, Oct. 9: 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner (FS1) American League Associated Press National League Tuesday, Sept. 29: sixth seed at third seedWednesday, Sept. 30: sixth seed at third seed x-Thursday, Oct. 1: sixth seed at third seed Series D (Best-of-7) Tuesday, Sept. 29: eighth seed at first seedWednesday, Sept. 30: eighth seed at first seedx-Thursday, Oct. 1: eighth seed at second seed (Broadcast TBA) Monday, Oct. 12:Tuesday, Oct. 13: (All Games on TBS) Tuesday, Sept. 29: fifth seed at fourth seedWednesday, Sept. 30: fifth seed at fourth seedx-Thursday, Oct. 1: fifth seed at fourth seed (Broadcast TBA) September 15, 2020 Sunday. Oct. 11:Monday, Oct. 12:Tuesday, Oct. 13:Wednesday, Oct. 14: (Best-of-5) Series B Wednesday, Sept. 30: sixth seed at third seedThursday, Oct. 1: sixth seed at third seedx-Friday, Oct. 2: sixth seed at third seed At San Diego (Best-of-7) At Arlington, Texas Series A (All Games on Fox) At Los Angeles At Arlington, Texas Series A National League Monday, Oct. 5: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winnerTuesday, Oct. 6: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winnerWednesday, Oct. 7: 1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winnerx-Thursday, Oct. 8: 1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winner Monday, Oct. 5: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winnerTuesday, Oct. 6: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winneWednesday, Oct. 7: 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winnerx-Thursday, Oct. 8: 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner Tuesday, Oct. 6: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner (FS1 or MLB)Wednesday, Oct. 7: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner (FS1 or MLB)Thursday, Oct. 8: 1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winner (FS1 or MLB)x-Friday, Oct. 9: 1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winner (FS1) Series C WORLD SERIES At Arlington, Texas Postseason Baseball Glance At Houston WILD CARD SERIES Tuesday, Oct. 20:Wednesday, Oct. 21:Friday, Oct. 23:Saturday, Oct. 24: Wednesday, Oct. 14:Thursday, Oct. 15:x-Friday, Oct. 16:x-Saturday, Oct. 17:x-Sunday, Oct. 18: x-if necessary Series B National League DIVISION SERIES Tuesday, Sept. 29: seventh seed at second seedWednesday, Sept. 30: seventh seed at second seedx-Thursday, Oct. 1: seventh seed at second seed Series A Wednesday, Sept. 30: eighth seed at first seed (Fox or FS1) American League Series B At San Diego Series D American League LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Wednesday, Sept. 30: fifth seed at fourth seedThursday, Oct. 1: fifth seed at fourth seed x-Friday, Oct. 9: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAll Times TBA x-Friday, Oct. 2: fifth seed at fourth seed (All Games on TBS) x-Sunday, Oct. 25:x-Tuesday, Oct. 27:x-Wednesday, Oct. 28:last_img read more

Persaud retains Guyana open

first_imgGUYANA’S Avinash Persaud retained his Guyana open title when the 2019 edition of the tournament concluded at the Lusigan Golf Course yesterday.Male open champion Avinash Persaud and Womens champion Barbados Julia Stephenson.The tournament featured more than 100 participants from across the Caribbean and North America meeting at the East Coast facility for two days of action.Details in tomorrow’s editionlast_img

Joseph, McCullough struggle offensively in win over Colgate

first_imgAfter Michael Gbinije gave his assessment of freshman Kaleb Joseph, he paused to think before giving his opinion of rookie Chris McCullough’s night.“I thought he did a good job pushing the ball,” Gbinije said of Joseph before smiling to add, “and Chris, I think he did a good job offensive rebounding.”The Syracuse forward only had two offensive rebounds, and one came off his own missed layup — and was followed up with another point-blank miss.While the Orange (7-4) cruised to a 78-43 win over Colgate (3-9) on Monday night in the Carrier Dome, it did so with minimal offensive contributions from its freshmen starters.Two days removed from his most impressive outing, Joseph dished out three assists but went scoreless for the first time all year with three shot attempts and a pair of turnovers. McCullough scored in single digits for the third game in a row after starting his Syracuse career with eight straight contests of 10-plus points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough McCullough logged three rebounds, a block and SU’s first two points during the game’s first three minutes, he was late closing out on a 3 by Colgate’s Damon Sherman-Newsome.Meanwhile, Joseph missed a layup and a jumper and received a stern talk from head coach Jim Boeheim during a timeout for shooting so early in the shot clock.“He’s up and down,” Boeheim said. “Freshman year is hard for a point guard.”With the Orange ahead 8-5 at the 16:17 mark, Boeheim pulled his freshmen off the floor for Tyler Roberson and Ron Patterson, and Syracuse pieced together 13 of its 16 unanswered points while McCullough and Joseph watched from the bench.Although the Orange didn’t commit a single turnover in the first half, two errant Joseph passes in the second fram accounted for the first two within 24 seconds of each other.McCullough, who at 6 feet, 10 inches towered over most of the Raiders’ lineup, was bailed out by a first-half foul after misfiring on a fadeaway baseline jumper — and subsequently missed both free throws.“As a lottery pick, I don’t know how he could possibly struggle against Colgate,” Boeheim said, once again mocking ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford’s ranking of McCullough as a lottery pick. “Just doesn’t make sense to me.“I got a better chance of winning the lottery and I don’t buy tickets.”The forward also whiffed badly on a midrange jumper, and later hesitated to attack the basket with nobody in front of him and got nothing but an offensive rebound out of it.Shooting 1-of-6 Monday night, McCullough has now made just two of his last 16 shots, spanning Syracuse’s last three games. His 12 points in that duration barely surpass his 11.5 season average, while Joseph’s bumpy ride as a freshman continues as well.Said Joseph: “It’s just a natural process. As the games go on, you learn what you can and cannot do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 23, 2014 at 11:51 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Former Badger star Nigel Hayes signs contract with Lakers

first_imgLast week, Wisconsin basketball alumnus Nigel Hayes took the court in Los Angeles in his NBA debut. Hayes only played one minute and did not record any statistics, but the moment was not lost on the three-time all Big Ten forward.I played in my first @NBA game today with the @Lakers and my parents were there to see it.Only up from here. #DreamsDoComeTrue— Nigel Hayes (@NIGEL_HAYES) January 22, 2018He inked a 10-day contract with the Lakers on Jan. 19.Third on the Wisconsin basketball all-time scoring list, Hayes finished his collegiate career last season with a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.Badgers in the NBA, where are all of your favorite former UW players currently at?The time has officially come for the NBA to shake off the dust on their uniforms and get back onto Read…Hayes was not selected in the 2017 NBA draft but earned a spot on the Westchester Knicks, the New York Knick’s G-League affiliate. In 30 games, Hayes averaged 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and two assists per game.A big question mark for NBA scouts heading into the draft was Hayes’ shooting acumen. This stint in Westchester certainly seems to have laid those doubts to bed, as Hayes shot over 45 percent from the three-point line.Hayes joins a Lakers team in the midst of a youth movement. Lonzo Ball, the polarizing playmaker known for his flashy passes and boisterous father, was drafted second overall in last year’s draft. Along with surprising rookie Kyle Kuzma and second-year player Brandon Ingram, Hayes is stepping into a post-Kobe Bryant era Lakers team clearly on the upswing.As for the role the 6-foot-8 forward will assume for the Lakers, that remains to be determined.He will most likely be used at the small forward position, as his length and quickness will aide him as a wing defender joined with his new-found deep range from three. The challenge for Hayes will be overtaking the players in front of him in the rotation.Former Badger star Jordan Taylor continues successful career abroadThere are countless athletes that have come through the University of Wisconsin over the years to play for the Badgers. Read…The previously mentioned budding superstar Brandon Ingram has secured the starting role, and as he is one of the pieces considered the future of the organization — that will not be changing any time soon.Backing up Ingram are veteran wings Luol Deng and Corey Brewer. Deng, who is on track to make $18 million next season, is on one of the worst contracts in the NBA and has hardly played this season. Brewer, a 10-year NBA veteran, has been a dependable back-up this year, though he has only played about 13 minutes per game.Hayes will likely slot into the rotation as the third option at the small forward position, though it would not be a surprise for Coach Luke Walton to play him increased minutes over the length of the contract to gauge his value.Teams like the Lakers, not competing for a playoff spot and focusing on developing young players, are the prime spots for G-Leaguers intent on making it in the NBA to prove themselves.The hope for Hayes is that he joins the ranks of the many G-league (formerly D-League) success stories.Happ: Carrying young team after loss of former teammatesThis year has been a difficult transition for University of Wisconsin men’s basketball forward Ethan Happ after the recent loss Read…Jeremy Lin, the Harvard graduate who swept New York off their collective feet during “Linsanity,” made his way from the D-League to sustained success in the NBA. The same goes for Miami Heat Center Hassan Whiteside.In the NBA, a team may only sign a player to two 10-day contracts, consecutive or not. After the second deal, the team must decide whether it wants to sign the player for the remainder of the season.Hayes will have Badgers everywhere crossing their fingers and hoping that come April, the forward will be on a guaranteed deal in the NBA.last_img read more