Three families left homeless after three early morning fires

first_imgLocalNews Three families left homeless after three early morning fires by: – October 6, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 39 Views   no discussions Dominica Fire & Ambulance Service PRO, Philsbert SamuelPublic Relations Officer of the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service Mr Philsbert Samuel has reported that there were three early morning fires for today October 6th, 2011.The fire officers stationed at the Fire Brigade Headquarters in Roseau were alerted at almost four o’clock this morning of a fire in the village of Morne Prosper.Although the home of Glynis Isles was completely gutted by fire there were no injuries or fatalities.“At approximately 03.56am on Thursday October 6th, 2011 fire officers at Brigade Headquarters received a call informing them of a house fire at Morne Prosper. On arrival, the responding officers met a two bed-room house constructed of concrete and imported lumber fully ablaze. The building was owned by Glynis Isles and at the time was occupied by a family of three namely; Alie Eusebe, Aliane Eusebe and Shanice Maximea. The building and its contents were completely destroyed,” Mr Samuel reported.The second fire completely destroyed the home of Tony Isles whose house is in close proximity to Glynis Isles’ home.According to Mr Samuel both fires seem suspicious and their investigations continue.“Upon completion of fire-fighting on the dwelling house of Glynis Isles the officers were alerted to another fire in the vicinity. The house belonging to Tony Isles of Morne Prosper was also destroyed by fire. We find both fires to be of a suspicious nature and investigations continue into the matter,” he said.The third fire destroyed the home of Shanika Houseborough in Zicak, Portsmouth and has left another family homeless.“Officers at the Portsmouth Fire Station were informed of a fire in Zicak, Portsmouth at 06:05am today. The house which was constructed of concrete and imported lumber, consisted of three bedrooms was owned by Shanika Houseborough and at the time was occupied by a family of three.”The home of Ms Houseborough was partially destroyed and the cause is under investigation.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

SA elite cricketers show united face in moving Centurion tribute

first_imgAFTER days of discussion around the Black Lives Matter issue, South Africa’s elite cricketers showed a united face against racism by taking a knee at Centurion’s SuperSport Park ahead of the 3TC match yesterday.All 24 participating players, support staffers, CSA officials including Graeme Smith, the director of cricket, and members of the SuperSport commentary team – Makhaya Ntini among them – joined in as South Africa staged its first live cricket match in four months.The gesture, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, came after a fortnight that showed up the fault-lines in South African cricket. On the eve of the match, Smith, Faf du Plessis and Dwaine Pretorius confirmed that they would take the knee, and joined three other white South African cricketers – Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen and Marizanne Kapp – in supporting Lungi Ngidi’s call for players to join the rest of the world in making a stand against racial discrimination.With no spectators allowed at the ground, television coverage showed the players standing in a half-circle facing the vacant presidential suite at SuperSport Park to sing South Africa’s national anthem Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. The players then took their positions on the field, with Temba Bavuma’s Kites bowling first, to Reeza Hendricks’ Kingfishers.As the umpires called time, with the words “we are ready”, the Kites players – batsmen Janneman Malan and Hendricks – and the umpires took a knee on the field. The rest of the teams and everyone else involved stood around the outside of the boundary and did the same, their right fists raised in solidarity.Cameras panned to Smith, who was flanked by former Springbok World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar and former South Africa quick Ntini, who had made headlines this week as he recalled instances of racial discrimination during his time as an international. In an interview on television on Friday morning, Ntini revealed how he used to run from the ground to the team hotel to escape the “loneliness” of sitting on the team bus, where he said the rest of the squad would move to the back if he was in front and vice-versa.On the day, on the live broadcast, Ntini and Smith discussed the gestures at the start of the game. Smith told Ntini he could “feel the emotion coming from you”. Ntini replied: “that’s why we stand together.”“A very important message is being put out today,” Smith said on air, and Ntini agreed, calling it “one of our greatest moments”, while also echoing the call for unity. “Everyone can see that, as South Africans, we all stand up and plough the same furrow together. We stand together,” Ntini said. “The more we do this the more change will happen. Here’s Lungi. He was the first one to voice it, and everyone (who has since supported BLM) stood by him.”Ngidi’s stance on BLM prompted reactions from both sides with four former players – Rudi Steyn, Pay Symcox, Brian McMillan and Boeta Dippenaar – criticising the youngster for not showing equal solidarity for the fight against the murder of predominantly white farmers in the country.The quartet drew the ire of 31 former players including Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince, Ntini, JP Duminy and Herschelle Gibbs, and five current coaches including Geoffrey Toyana and Wandile Gwazu who were in charge of Eagles and Kites respectively at the 3TC.The group collectively issued a statement in support of Ngidi and called for CSA and cricketers to support the BLM movement.Hashim Amla, who wasn’t in the list of signatories to that letter, made public his own thoughts on the matter the next day, thanking Ngidi and others, who had “stood up for just causes in their own way”. On air, Smith said, “There’s no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he’s handled himself extremely well.”After the letter from the 36 players and coaches – all of colour – CSA issued a second statement supporting the BLM movement but it was not until Friday that more plans around how it would show that support were revealed when Smith, du Plessis and Pretorius said they would take a knee.Before, during, and after the game, the players and commentators, as well as CSA officials, wore armbands with ‘Black Lives Matter’ emblazoned on them. Andile Phehlukwayo, who was playing for the Eagles, also wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt under his team shirt, and showed it off when he dismissed Heinrich Klaasen in the final innings of the match. By Firdose Moonda – South Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfolast_img read more

Syracuse offers students free admission to Maryland game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday

first_img Published on September 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Admission to Syracuse’s game against Maryland on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome will be free to SU students, Otto’s Army tweeted Thursday evening.@OttosArmy’s tweet read: “Thanks to @Cuse and @DunkinDonuts, Saturday’s 12:30 football game against Maryland is FREE for students! We’ll see you there #OrangeNation!”SU Athletics has posted a release confirming the free admission. The release also said that Dunkin Donuts will be serving donuts starting at 10 a.m.Syracuse offered the same deal last year when the Orange hosted Tulane in September. That game was slotted for a 12:30 kickoff time as well. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Women’s Football Deserves More, Says Akide-Udoh

first_imgNigeria legend Mercy Akide-Udoh says women’s football worldwide, and especially on the African continent deserves greater attention and investment.Akide-Udoh was one of the legends of the game, and the only former African woman player, invited by FIFA to attend the General Assembly in Mexico in order to help chart a new course for football, and the Nigeria super star said women have been given short shrift for too long“Girls train as hard as the men, play as hard as the men but women footballers are treated like second class citizens, especially in Africa. That needs to change,” Akide-Udoh said.“The girls must be treated with respect, they must be paid as well as the men, and they must have proper domestic competitions to play in.“It is very important for sponsors to invest in women’s football as many of these girls are also breadwinners for their families.“To do that, we need to sit down, talk about what is wrong with the game and find workable ways to make things better.”She praised FIFA President Gianni Infantino for his initiatives in reshaping football“It was a good experience intact ingenuity him. He has some bright ideas to move football forward and I believe that with everyone’s support, he will make things better.”Mia Hamm and Luis Figo were appointed as the player representatives in the FIFA Council, and Akide-Udoh said they would be great representatives“Mia and Luis have the full support of all of us as our representatives on the FIFA Council and I have no doubt in my mind that they will do a fantastic job.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more