Dominica government offers assistance to families affected by Tropical Storm Ophelia

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Dominica government offers assistance to families affected by Tropical Storm Ophelia

first_img 175 Views   2 comments Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has reported to the media that residents along the country’s west coast who were affected by Tropical Storm Ophelia in 2011 will from Tuesday receive some assistance from the government.Flooding caused in Massacre due to Tropical Storm Ophelia in September, 2011Blackmoore announced that over 100 residents will receive financial assistance following the September 28th flooding which caused severe devastation to their property.“Persons who have been affected would have to go to the Ministry of Community Development and pick up a letter. They would use that letter to go to the National Bank and collect their money.”He has also cautioned that this should be “done in a civil manner” one which he said is “consistent with our behavior in Dominica”.Blackmoore further explained that however that because of the number of families which are in need of assistance it is not possible to meet the total loss of each family. Flooding in Massacre, in September 2011 “There are some persons who were assessed who might not be on the first list but the supplementary list is being prepared. We want to advise people to start to collect their letters by Tuesday. It is assistance, not compensation.”The Minister warned that his government is making an effort to assist these families which should not be mistaken as compensation.“Government has no legal obligation to give people financial assistance when these natural disasters take place but in a spirit of the fundamental principles of the Dominica Labour Party that is grounded in assisting people, we believe that it’s within our mandate to do so.”He said the government, because of its concern about “the social displacement of a number of families the damage that was caused to public infrastructure” saw it necessary to step in and assist these families. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica government offers assistance to families affected by Tropical Storm Ophelia by: – March 6, 2012last_img read more

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No. 11 Auburn looks to knock off No. 18 LSU

first_img February 6, 2020 Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 18 LSU (17-5, 8-1) vs. No. 11 Auburn (20-2, 7-2)Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Auburn goes for its fifth straight win over ranked opponents against No. 18 LSU . Auburn’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats 80-53 on Feb. 23, 2019. LSU fell 99-90 at Vanderbilt on Wednesday.center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Skylar Mays and Emmitt Williams have led LSU. Mays has averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and two steals while Williams has recorded 14.2 points and seven rebounds per game. Auburn have been anchored by Samir Doughty and Isaac Okoro. Doughty has averaged 15.5 points while Okoro has put up 13 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.MIGHTY MAYS: Mays has connected on 34.6 percent of the 81 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 14 over the last five games. He’s also made 84.2 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Auburn has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 84.2 points while giving up 67.9.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Auburn offense has recently used assists to create buckets more often than LSU. Auburn has 31 assists on 67 field goals (46.3 percent) across its past three outings while LSU has assists on 28 of 86 field goals (32.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Auburn offense has scored 79 points per game this season, ranking the Tigers 20th among Division 1 teams. The LSU defense has allowed 71 points per game to opponents (ranked 204th).___ No. 11 Auburn looks to knock off No. 18 LSUlast_img read more

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Offensive struggles doom No. 18 Syracuse in first loss of the season to South Carolina, 64-50

first_img Published on November 26, 2016 at 7:13 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds NEW YORK — First, PJ Dozier stole the ball from Andrew White. Then Tyler Lydon turned it over immediately after corralling a defensive rebound. Then, John Gillon had it stolen from him, the first of his five first-half turnovers.Three lost possessions. Twenty seconds. One foreshadowing stretch to open the game.“This is about our offense,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Every time we lose a game, it’s really almost never about our defense. … We have a problem on offense.”No. 18 Syracuse (4-1) fell for the first time this season, 64-50, to South Carolina (6-0) on Saturday afternoon at the Barclays Center. After steamrolling opponents in its first four contests by an average of 33.8 points, the Orange finally hit a road bump. SU turned the ball over 17 times and shot just 31.8 percent from the field.After averaging 86.3 points per game, Syracuse’s offense was thwarted for the first time this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We did not that great of a job of attacking (South Carolina),” sophomore guard Frank Howard said. “We were standing around a lot. And we got beat doing it.”South Carolina pressed out on the Orange’s wings and dared SU to score inside. But Syracuse still hasn’t developed a low-post scoring option, Boeheim said, and the Gamecocks put the Orange in a predicament by denying passes. Bigs Tyler Roberson, Dajuan Coleman and Paschal Chukwu combined for five points in 53 minutes. Forward Taurean Thompson came off the bench but went 1-for-6 from the field and Boeheim said he was “a little excited.”The Gamecocks’ defense also opened up driving lanes inside, but as a result of poor spacing, USC players still clogged up those areas.“It was kind of confusing to learn that on the fly,” Gillon said.After trailing by 11 at halftime, Tyler Lydon opened the second half with eight straight points. Syracuse fought its way back within four points with under 12 minutes to play. But immediately after, Maik Kotsar scored a layup.After grabbing a key defensive rebound with SU trailing, 51-43, Lydon attempted a 3 that rolled around the rim and out. After White made a 3 to cut the deficit to five with 6:30 to play, Lydon missed a floater in the lane on the next offensive possession.SU opportunities were answered by the Gamecocks as the Orange struggled to string points together.Over the past two years, USC was 25-1 when leading at halftime. The Gamecocks once again kept the clamps down and improved that record by one as it held the Orange to 24 second-half points.At times, Boeheim used a lineup of Gillon and Howard while bumping White down to the forward spot in order to generate more drives to the basket.“Against pressure defense, that should be a lineup that works,” Boeheim said. “It partially worked for a little while but it really wasn’t the answer.”Boeheim said he watched South Carolina’s 61-46 win over Michigan on Wednesday and was aware of what was coming. The Wolverines are one of the best offensive movement teams in the country, he said. The game plan was to move the ball and get penetration.But simply knowing what was coming wasn’t good enough. Syracuse didn’t execute.For the first time, the Orange faced a team that could match its offensive firepower with a pressuring defense. And for the first time, it suffered a loss.“They just were good defensively today. We didn’t execute,” Gillon said. “It’s us. It’s us. We have to look in the mirror and we have to get better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Case continues for ex-priest

first_imgHis lawyer, Donald Steier, declined comment. Baker met one of the boys, who was then 7, when he was at St. Hilary in Pico Rivera. He allegedly molested the boy from 1984 to 1995, said Deputy District Attorney Marc Beaart. The boy and his family moved back to Mexico but Baker visited them. He also took the boy on trips to Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Arizona. Sheriff’s Detective Mario Loffredo said Baker met the second boy at St. Columbkille in Los Angeles. This boy was reportedly molested from March 1, 1996, to Sept. 3, 1998. Deputies arrested Baker on Jan.19, 2006, at Los Angeles International Airport after he returned from a trip to the Far East. LOS ANGELES – A former priest accused of molesting two boys he met while serving at churches in Pico Rivera and Los Angeles will return to court Nov. 30. Clad in an orange Los Angeles County Jail jumpsuit, Michael Stephen Baker, 59, appeared Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court for a hearing. However, the matter was continued and Baker’s case transferred to another courtroom. He allegedly molested the two boys from Jan. 1, 1994, to Sept. 3, 1998, according to the criminal complaint. Prosecutors have charged him with nine counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and three counts of sodomy of a person under 18. Baker was being held at the Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $800,000 bail. He’s been in custody since then. Frank Zamora, 62, of La Mirada said he’s made a point to be at every court hearing of Baker’s. He said his younger son, Dominic, was molested by Baker when he was an altar boy at St. Paul of the Cross in La Mirada. He said his son was one of the plaintiffs in the civil suits against the Los Angeles Archdiocese settled earlier this year. “Every time we come, it’s always postponed,” Zamora said. “I’m here every time … because I want to see him go to jail. He ruined so many lives.” Baker has been accused of molesting children before. In 2003, prosecutors filed 34 counts of sexual misconduct with a child against Baker for allegedly molesting a former altar boy at St. Hilary and at St. Paul of the Cross 30 years ago. The alleged incidents happened at the two churches and at a condominium in Palm Desert. The former altar boy, Matthew Severson, testified that the alleged abuse happened when he spent the nights at the rectory. It started when he was 8 and ended when he was 19. But the charges against Baker and other priests accused of molestations were dismissed in 2003 after the Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot retroactively erase statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations on sex crimes in 1975 was six years. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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