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New SEC Chairman says formation of new program will benefit youths

first_imgKervin Vidal. Image via: Facebook.comNewly inducted chairman of the Salisbury Enhancement Committee Kervin Vidal says the formation of the Salisbury Young Achievers program will improve the lives of the youths there.The program was officially launched at the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Salisbury Enhancement Committee on Sunday.He says the new program will ensure that the young people take part in several community-based projects.“The intervention is to do activities like movie night which we once used to have on the playing field. The back to school extravaganza, little beach clean ups. You know nowadays the students if they don’t have community service hours they can’t graduate in high school,” he said.Vidal also called on parents to encourage students to take part in the activities.“I hope parents take the opportunity to encourage their children to get onboard and you can ensure that whenever a meeting is called they attend the meeting, whenever a project is called they attend the project. We will be giving community service hours after every project depending on the activities that they take part it. It is a benefit for them and it will develop them personally,” he explained He said the new initiative will also help in personal self development for the youths.Other executive members include Neilton Vidal (vice-chairman) Candia Joseph (treasurer), Kelian Jno Baptiste (secretary), Emie Ambo (assistant secretary/treasurer), Edona Jno Baptiste (PRO) and Narelle Jno Charles (assistant PRO).Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share 48 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews New SEC Chairman says formation of new program will benefit youths by: – November 21, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Mignolet: SAS always give us chance

first_img “I have to be honest once they scored at 3-2 you think you are losing the game but looking back we are always there scoring goals,” he said. “We always get a chance with Daniel and Luis and we know they have goals. “Daniel scored the equaliser which was very important for us as it means we can keep going in the way we started this season and make sure we build on that. “If we win next week this can be a very important point for us.” Mignolet was Liverpool’s best player with a string of saves in the second half as Everton pushed, initially, for their equaliser. However, even he could not prevent the Reds’ weakness at set-pieces being exploited as with the first coming from a free-kick and the third a corner. “As a goalkeeper you don’t want to be busy. You like it in training but you have to do the things you are asked and do the best you can,” he added. “It is not nice to concede from set-pieces but we also scored from set-pieces (all three goals). “We have to make sure we do things better in the next few games. “But Romelu is a physical presence and sometimes you have to give credit to the attacker as well.” Aside from the overall action in the game the major talking point was Mirallas’ knee-high challenge on Suarez which left the Uruguay striker limping heavily for 10 minutes before half-time. The 26-year-old was still limping when he left Goodison Park but the tackle which manager Brendan Rodgers described as potentially career-ending was not enough to prevent him completing 90 minutes and almost snatching victory when his superb effort in added time was batted away by goalkeeper Tim Howard. Suarez, after a 7,000-mile trip from his homeland following a World Cup qualifying play-off on Wednesday, was floored for some time by Mirallas’ challenge – which referee Phil Dowd decided was worthy only of a booking. Rodgers admitted he feared the worst. “You don’t see him do that. Sometimes he rolls about but then gets up quickly but I knew it was reasonably bad when he stayed down that long,” said the Reds boss. “I don’t think there are many (who could play on). His will and determination to play is unbelievable. “He is just remarkable. He got back late Thursday night and looked surprisingly fresh in Friday’s training. “Having only one striker for six months last year gave me an idea of what his mentality is like and I know even if he is not playing well at the end of the game he can still get you something and he nearly did. “He is a player who goes to the limit every game so I have no doubts.” Despite his disappointment at conceding three goals Rodgers was pleased with his team’s battling qualities as they picked themselves up to get a draw. “When you come off after a game like that against your rivals and play like we did in parts of the game and show the character and mentality to come from behind it tells me everything about where my group is at,” he added. “We are disappointed as well because we were 2-1 up and we should have gone 3-1 (when Joe Allen inexplicably missed the target with only the goalkeeper to beat), which would have allowed us to control the game. “They ended up getting the equaliser and then we were not strong enough on a corner, Lukaku gets his header and it’s 3-2. “In a game we should never have been behind in against our rivals we had to show our character and that is what we did. “A point away from home against a rival is always a very good result but obviously we will look at it and think with a bit better control we could have won.” Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet did not think the Reds had thrown away the 221st Merseyside derby when they were trailing due to the firepower of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Having twice led through Philippe Coutinho and a brilliant Luis Suarez free-kick – either side of Kevin Mirallas’ equaliser – Romelu Lukaku scored twice to give the Toffees a 3-2 lead with eight minutes to go. Mignolet’s Belgium team-mate appeared to have delivered a crushing blow only for Sturridge to snatch back a point in the 89th minute. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes over Payment of Sala Fees

first_imgCardiff City is seeking direct talks with Nantes in an effort to solve the dispute over the £15m transfer fee for striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January.World football’s governing body FIFA has granted the clubs until 15 April to settle the row.Cardiff refused to make the first scheduled payment for the Argentine. FIFA had originally ordered evidence to be submitted by Wednesday to adjudicate in the dispute.Cardiff say Nantes have yet to respond to their request, sent last week, to meet over the issue.A club statement said: “Cardiff City has requested and been granted an extension to the deadline to respond to FIFA on this matter.“Cardiff City recently wrote to FC Nantes proposing a meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Emiliano Sala tragedy and planned transfer, in line with Fifa’s request for our two clubs to come to a resolution directly.“To date, Cardiff City has not received a response from FC Nantes.”The Bluebirds have contended the agreement struck with Nantes to buy Sala was not legally binding.They say conditions, which they claim were insisted on by the French club for completion of the deal, were not fulfilled.Nantes has insisted it completed all the necessary paperwork and had been fully compliant with FIFA’s rules.FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said he hoped the two clubs would be able to reach an agreement between themselves.Now Cardiff has revealed its move to offer discussions to Nantes.Sala, 28, was announced as Cardiff’s record signing on 19 January.He died in a plane crash late on 21 January near Guernsey, when he was a passenger on a flight from Nantes to the Welsh capital.The aircraft was piloted by David Ibbotson, who is still missing. BBC Wales understands Ibbotson was not qualified to fly at night.He is thought to have been colour blind and his licence restricted him to flying only in daytime hours.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nantes has dragged Cardiff before FIFA, demanding the payment of the agreed transfer fee on late Emiliano Salalast_img read more

Badgers handling success with success

first_imgMegan McCormick / The Badger HeraldAs the 2012 fall semester began and the Badgers took their respective positions on athletic fields across campus, hype was everywhere, almost tactile in the air. The discussion of which team would have the best season – would it be the football squad or the women’s hockey team or the always-dominant cross country lineup – failed to feature one important team, Wisconsin softball.The 6-0 fall exhibition season – which witnessed a Meghan McIntosh no-hitter and a Cassandra Darrah perfect game – flew by like a fastball. Soon enough as the spring season arrived, win after win started piling up and as the Big Ten season continues, the Badgers have stockpiled a 27-4 start to the season, easily their most successful start in program history.But success isn’t entirely new to this Wisconsin team. The Badgers torched the history books last season with numerous offensive records and a 13-game winning streak en route to a school record 34 wins. What is new – somewhat – is the level of success they’ve had.That 13-game winning streak that was the center of attention in 2012? It’s already been matched by an equally lengthy streak this season and was accentuated by an additional 11-game streak just weeks earlier.“I don’t even realize how many games it is when we’re winning,” sophomore center fielder Maria Van Abel said. “You just kind of play each game, then go back to the hotel and you get up again and play the next game.“It’s not where we’re nervous about losing the next game because we just try to take a one game at a time approach.”Well, it seems to be working.That approach is the 1-0 mindset that former football coach Bret Bielema coined during his seven years before leaving Wisconsin. With Bielema miles away, the softball team has adopted the approach as their own.How do they deal with success? The Badgers just continue to win.In just their third game of the season, Wisconsin topped then-No. 26 Notre Dame, a preseason favorite in the Big East. Then they beat that same team a day later. Then they rolled off six victories in the southeastern corner of the nation before adding another pair out west.“Even when we’ve played these big name teams, it wasn’t like, ‘oh my God, it’s Notre Dame,’” freshman designated player Stefanni LaJeunesse said. “We played like we were at their caliber.”A month later they surprised then-No. 24 North Carolina with a 4-2 victory. Although weather cancelled their game against No. 11 Louisville, the Badgers swept their three remaining games at the Easton Classic and their three games that followed, which just so happened to come against Big Ten foe Illinois.Winning has become a common thing for this team. For Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy, who has directed the program onto a championship course in her three years at the helm, winning is one of the only things right now but it’s far from the most important thing.“The wins are great, and it’s exciting,” Healy said while sizing up her team’s success to this point. “You know as a program where you need to improve, so we need to be getting a little better all the time.”Whether or not they were ready for it, an even further slice of success came Wisconsin’s way Tuesday afternoon as, for the first time this season, the Badgers were ranked – albeit 25th – in the national coaches poll. They had toiled weeks without receiving a single vote on any one of the 31 weekly ballots. Now that they’re ranked, don’t expect that sample to mean much to them.While it’s nice to finally garner some national respect, Healy is taking it with an outward view of her program.“It’s been a good thing because it’s the reality of when you’re trying to build a program. You don’t immediately get respect, you don’t immediately get recognition,” Healy said. “But you would rather be underrated than overrated … It shows us that we’ve got a long way to go.”Where they’re going – they are hoping – is the top of the Big Ten standings. For Wisconsin, that would signify the true measure of their success, as it was a team goal to begin the season.They’ve started their trek toward that goal and through two conference series, Wisconsin (5-1 Big Ten) trails frontrunner and perennial champion Michigan (6-0) by one game. With that 1-0 mentality, the Badgers certainly aren’t looking forward. In fact, they’ve been looking backward as a means of motivation amid their early-season successes.“Last year, we think we could have ended better than we did,” Van Abel said, referring to their late-season collapse that saw the Badgers lose four of their final five conference matchups starting with a two-game sweep at the hand of Michigan.“It’s good to know where you were and to know that you can easily slip back into losing series and losing close games,” Van Abel said. “I think that’s just more motivation for us to keep working hard … and that we don’t have that bitter taste that we had at the end of last season.”One game at a time, they’ll be back in that position soon.last_img read more