Government’s social assistance programs highlighted

first_imgLocalNews Government’s social assistance programs highlighted by: – April 17, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! 82 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Emmanuel Nanthan. Photo credit: digicelcricket.comOne of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s advisors has highlighted the importance of several of the government’s social assistance program which were implemented to assist the less fortunate on the island.Emmanuel Nanthan told the Next Level Radio Program at the weekend that there are 27 programs under which the government assists citizens in various areas including education and health. One of the more famous social assistance programs, dubbed the “Red Clinic’ is an initiative of Prime Minister Skerrit where citizens can meet with him to discuss issues affecting them and or assistance required. The Opposition United Workers Party is among several who have been very vocal in criticizing the “Red Clinic”, claiming that it is not in the best interest of the people as it will create a culture of begging.However, Nathan explained that there are 27 social assistance programs other than the Public Assistance Program (Red Clinic) which will continue as the government is committed to caring for its people.He listed several programs including; the Small Business and Employment Agency, Basic Needs Trust Fund, Dominica Youth Business Trust, Education Trust Fund, Child Welfare Program, Small Business and Support Agency, Agricultural Investment Unit, CHANCES, the Yes We Care Program which he said is responsible for “caring for elderly, the sick and shut in, in Bataca, Boetica, Penville and in Roseau and all around Dominica”.The Primary Health Care program is responsible for providing “free medical care for children who are 16 years and under and 65 years and over” as well as “assistance for overseas medical care”.He explained that Shernel Prince; a teenager of Wesley who recently died and there was a public outcry claiming that the government did not assist her enough, was assisted by the government on two occasions for medical assistance.“A number of people have benefited from the overseas medical care program. In the last few weeks you had all the talk about this girl from Wesley whose parents did not have the wherewithal and finances to go out and the government extended an arm. The child went out to Trinidad and was being taken care of and the parents said our backs are against the wall and there is another situation. The government extended another arm and then they came out again a third time”.The government also provides assistance to cancer patients, the National HIV/AIDS Response Program, Adult Education Division, Educational Enhancement Program and Workshop for the Blind.He emphasized on the School Feeding Programs within the rural communities, “where people that are less fortunate cannot provide their children with the food that they need; the basic nutrients that they need to go to school”.According to him, the government has not been “on the mountain tops with microphones talking about” and although the programs are not being spoken about; many people have benefitted from them.“We are conscious of the fact that these things are being done for the less fortunate, these are being done because the people have the wherewithal you know; they cannot, they do not have means and the ways and therefore we try to help them.”He suggested that instead of criticizing the program, more people should “take some of their energies and try and reflect and see how best they can come together to add value” to these 27 programs. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

One injured in Franklin County crash

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A Friday afternoon accident in Franklin County injured one person on New Trenton Road just west of Bower Road.A report from the sheriff’s department says at 5:20 p.m. a car driven by Ryan Barrett, 24, of Brookville was westbound, crested a hill and collided with an eastbound car driven by Earl Perry, 83, of Cleves, Ohio.Perry was transported for treatment. There is no word about injuries to Barrett.last_img

Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

first_img Budgeted spending on competitions and events has been cut by $78 million (£62 million/€69 million) to $122 million (£98 million/€107 million). As well as the tournament costs that have been pushed into 2021, FIFA has shaved $5 million (£4 million/€4.4 million) off the original $31 million (£25 million/€27 million) projected cost of the club protection programme. By contrast, the budgeted development and education spend has been lifted to $620 million (£496 million/€546 million) from $578 million (£462 million/€509 million). Projected FIFA governance and administration costs have come down by $28 million (£22 million/€25 million) to $211 million (£169 million/€186 million), with nearly half the saving accruing from an expected $13 million (£10 million/€11.5 million) reduction in the cost of the annual Congress and committee meetings. The overall picture is that this year’s deficit before taxes and any financial result is now projected to be a hefty $794 million (£635 million/€699 million), up from $624 million (£499 million/€549 million) originally budgeted. The FIFA World Cup, next scheduled for Qatar in 2022, generates the vast bulk of the body’s well over $6 billion (£4.8 billion/€5.3 billion) quadrennial revenues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus. Licensing revenue for 2020 was originally forecast at $112 million (£90 million/€99 million) and, since much of this is thought to be linked to esports, there seems scant reason why it should be much – if at all – reduced. Surging licensing revenue was already instrumental in helping FIFA out in its previous 2015-18 financial cycle, as it battled to counter the impact on its business of the reputational issues that engulfed it as the Sepp Blatter era drew to a tumultuous close. read also:FIFA president Infantino congratulates Liverpool owners In 2018 alone, the $185 million (£148 million/€163 million) contribution to revenue from licensing rights was said to be “206 per cent higher than budgeted”, mainly driven by the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final. A revised budget published last week puts total revenue for the current year at just $250 million (£200 million/€220 million). This is 48.3 per cent down on the $484 million (£387 million/€426 million) originally forecast in a detailed budget for 2020 published as part of the world governing body’s 2018 financial report. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of several competitions originally scheduled for this year. These include the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments in Japan, as well as the under-17 and under-20 Women’s World Cups in India and Costa Rica-Panama respectively, plus the 2020 Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. Expected revenues – and expenses – associated with these tournaments have broadly been pushed out into 2021. Provided they can ultimately take place, the main financial impact on FIFA will be on originally projected cash flows, with associated revenues materialising later than originally expected, rather than being lost altogether. For example, FIFA would normally have expected to receive the bulk of the approximately $25 million (£20 million/€22 million) it can expect from Tokyo 2020 this coming September or thereabouts. Now, even if the Games take place, the money will not appear until September 2021. One other tournament, the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, probably the last in the present format, is currently still planned for this coming December. It looks possible that licensing rights may now be the biggest single revenue source for FIFA this year.center_img Budgeted costs for 2020 are now put at $1.04 billion (£832 million/€915 million) – down just $64 million (£51 million/€56 million), or 5.8 per cent, from the just under $1.11 billion (£888 million/€977 million) originally stipulated. Loading…last_img read more

Roy Gunter, 80 New Marion

first_imgRoy C. Gunter, 80, of New Marion passed away at 10am, Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born in Vallonia on September 19, 1939 the son of Charley and Mary Louise Simpson Gunter. He was married to Betty Roth on March 12, 1961 and his wife of 59 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Daniel Gunter of North Vernon and Wayne (Mindy) Gunter of Osgood; two daughters Tamera (Martin) Stickans and Kimberly (Curtis) Tyler both of North Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers Willis Gunter of North Vernon and Ray (Edith) Gunter of Holton; two sisters Susan Mathews of Seymour and Brenda Sandlin of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Jim, Daniel, Charles, and Gene Gunter, and his sisters Lonnie Tyler and Linda Hurst. Mr. Gunter retired from North Vernon Forge where worked as a furnace operator. He was also a former employee of H. C. Brewer Masonry at Holton where worked as a bricklayer. Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. His family shared that he was an avid follower of CNN and even in the hospital wanted to make sure that he could get CNN on TV. Roy served his country by giving 8 years to the Indiana National Guard. Due to the current health pandemic funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Karen Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. . If you would like to have a Hugs from Home card given to Roy’s family to express condolences in your absence, please contact the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in at 812-689-1171. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Other Sports Under-23 Asian Championship silver medalist Reena fails dope test, gets suspended

first_imgReena had settled for silver in the 53kg category at the Under-23 Wrestling championship.Reena also won a bronze in the junior Asian championship last year in July.Reena secured silver in the Asian cadet championship in 2015. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: In yet another embarrassing doping episode for Indian wrestling, Under-23 Asian Championship silver medallist Reena has flunked a dope test, resulting in a provisional suspension. Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan confirmed the development to the PTI.  “Reena had failed the dope test for consuming a banned substance. We were intimated by the World Wrestling Federation (UWW) a few days back. We asked her and she said she took an injection to treat pain on the advice of a relative who happens to be a coach,” Sharan said.     Reena had secured a silver in the 53kg category at the championship, held in Mongolia in March. She had also won a bronze in the junior Asian championship last year in July, apart from bagging a silver in the Asian cadet championship in 2015.RELATED     “It’s not good news. We again have to cough up Rs 16 lakh to pay the penalty to the UWW. Now we can afford but it was not possible a few years back. We have already paid Rs 32 lakh in the last 12 months and this is now the third case.”     The WFI president said he has requested both NADA and Sports Ministry to send representatives to collect samples during the trails. “If they do and 2-3 offenders are caught, it will instil fear in the minds of others. It will work as a deterrent. But it has been not been done.”     At the last national championship, held in Gonda, NADA representative had come and collected samples. Sharan said the WFI has now instructed the coaches attached with the Indian teams to report to the federation if they suspect any wrongdoing by wrestlers. “These things do not happen at national camps. The personal coaches, who do not have expertise and knowledge about banned substances have a huge role in it. The wrestlers also have to behave responsibly,” he said.     “That’s why we had issued a circular recently that coaches will also face consequences if wrestlers fail dope tests,” he concluded.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night Mini: KB Godson Promises Explosive Return

first_img“The defeat by Masevex was a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m happy for the opportunity to return and I promise my fans a fantastic return by crushing my opponent,” Towolawi said.He lauded the sponsors of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, describing it as an initiative that will help Nigerian boxers rack up more fights and improve their fight records in order to be recognised by international boxing bodies to compete for regional and global titles.Boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night Mini include Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight champion; Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” ShogbesanShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lightweight boxer, Kabiru ‘KB Godson’ Towolawi, has declared that his return to ring action at GOtv Boxing Night Mini will be an explosive one.Towolawi’s last fight ended in a sixth-round knockout he suffered in the hands of Adewale ‘Masevex’ Masebinu in a national light heavyweight title bout at GOtv Boxing Night 16.Speaking in an interview in Lagos on Thursday, Towolawi said he is desirous of making amends at the event, which holds on 16 November at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Lagos.last_img read more

Dornsife initiative to raise $750 million kicks off

first_imgThe Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announced a new $750 million fundraising initiative Saturday night.Launched · USC trustees and Dornsife College Board of Councilors attended the announcement of the $750 million campaign Saturday night. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe new campaign, the largest individual campaign that Dornsife has ever undertaken, was announced at a special dinner held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The dinner not only marked the official launch of the campaign but also celebrated the second anniversary of Dana and David Dornsife’s $200 million naming gift to the college. Alumni, trustees, the Board of Councilors and friends of Dornsife joined in the celebration dinner as a thank you for their past investments and to inspire others to contribute to the campaign.Since the September 2011 launch of the $6 billion schoolwide endowment campaign, some of the professional schools have launched their own campaigns. Each school’s contributions will contribute toward the $6 billion goal.Senior Associate Dean for Advancement at Dornsife and a 1981 graduate Neil Macready said this event and the monetary contribution will allow the college to progress further.“Ultimately, this campaign will help us create the first truly modern university,” Macready said.The $750 million initiative will support need-based and merit-based scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students, new faculty appointments and a strategic innovation fund. In addition, the campaign will fund a number of existing university programs, including the Joint Education Project, international travel programs, research opportunities and internships. The funds will even allow some programs to be permanently endowed.Macready is optimistic about the benefits the campaign will give both current and future Dornsife students.“It gives us the opportunity to provide more scholarship support to our students and also allows them to broaden their experiences outside the classroom,” Macready said.The initiative will also go toward recruitment of new faculty members as well as the implementation of a strategic innovation fund, which will help the university maintain its cutting-edge research. The initiative will allow Dornsife Dean Steve Kay to fund projects that would otherwise go unexplored.“If there is a new area of research across the college where we don’t have the resources on hand to fund some groundbreaking research by faculty, having a strategic innovation fund will give us the flexibility to invest in that kind of program,” Macready said.last_img read more

Hima Das out of World Championships 2019 because of mismanagement

first_img FOLLOW US Jay Pandya WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Hima Das congratulates PM Modi and Kiren Rijiju for Fit India movement COMMENT After the Indian sprinter Hima Das was ruled out of World Championships due to a back injury, it has now come into light that her injury was life-threatening and despite that, she continued to participate in various championships in Europe. The issue has come forward with the release of a letter written by the President of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine, Dr. PSM Chandran in May this year to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Chief Executive Officer, Rajesh Rajagopalan.Das was suffering from a career-threatening injuryThe letter says that 19-year-old Hima Das was not fully fit for the World Relay Championships held in Yokohama last May as she was suffering from Lumbar Spondylitis and which could be career-threatening to her. Das suffered a muscle spasm in the Asian Athletic Championships in Doha after which she was not able to complete her race in April this year.READ | Hima Das: An assorted list of Dhing Express’ accolades and awards”Hima Das, a 400-metre runner. Two days back media reported that Hima who is in Yokohama for the World relay championships is suffering from severe backache, diagnosed as Lumbar Spondylitis, which could turn out to be a career-threatening injury for a runner. It is pertinent to note that Hima had pulled out due to muscle spasm after getting off the blocks in 400 metres heats at the Asian Athletic Championships in Doha last month,” the letter said.READ | Hima Das congratulates PM Modi and Kiren Rijiju for Fit India movementAfter that, she continued to take part in the various sporting events around the world with other team members which led to worsening her injury. The letter advised her rest and rehabilitation complemented by medication. In July, Hima won five gold medals – four in 200m and one in 400m event in different events in Europe.Athletics Federation of India confirmed her non-inclusionIt was confirmed by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday evening that Hima Das has been ruled out of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships 2019. Her participation in the World Championships 2019 was uncertain as her name was not included in the initial list sent by the AFI to the IAAF for the competition which is all set to take place in Doha, Qatar from September 27 to October 6, this year. However, her non-inclusion was confirmed later in the evening on September 18, nine days prior to the showpiece event.READ | Hima Das Ruled Out Of World Championships 2019 With Back InjuryREAD | Dutee Chand elated after her selection in the Doha World Championship(With ANI inputs) 1 year ago Hima Das clinches 4th Gold in 15 Days, proud netizens salute ‘Unstoppable’ sprinter 11 months ago Dutee Chand elated after her selection in the Doha World Championshipcenter_img Written By First Published: 19th September, 2019 18:11 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago Hima Das: An assorted list of Dhing Express’ accolades and awards Last Updated: 19th September, 2019 18:11 IST Hima Das Out Of World Championships 2019 Because Of Mismanagement Hima Das was ruled out of World Championships on Wed, because of a back injury, it has now come into the public domain that her injury was life-threatening. LIVE TV 11 months ago Hima Das Ruled Out Of World Championships 2019 With Back Injurylast_img read more

Kelly Preston dies at 57

first_imgPreston battled breast cancer for two-years before succumbing to the disease.Travolta apologized in advance to his fans for his expected disappearance from the public eye as he and the three children he shared with Preston take time to mourn her passing.Preston was known for her roles in “Jerry Maguire” “Mischief,” and “Twins.” Actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57 due to breast cancer complications.John Travolta, who was married to Preston for 28 years posted the sad news on his Instagram stating in part:“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”last_img read more

Lamar Duo, McNeese’s Palet Garner Weekly Soccer Honors

first_imgGoalkeeper of the Week: Sandra Nygard, Lamar – So. – Sola, NorwayFor the second time in the last three matches, Nygard didn’t allow a shot to get by her, making three stops in the Cardinals’ 6-0 win over Nicholls. She has 11 saves and a 0.33 goals-against-average in the team’s last three contests. The Cardinals (4-5, 1-0 SLC) began conference play with a bang, defeating Nicholls 6-0 at home on Saturday night, and look to carry that momentum into a two-match roadtrip against Northwestern State at 7 p.m. CT Friday and versus Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Cowgirls (5-2, 1-0 SLC) topped Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 in both schools’ conference opener on Sunday evening. McNeese will trade off with the Cardinals, taking on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. Friday before facing Northwestern State at 1 p.m. Sunday. She wasted no time, finding the back of the net in the seventh minute and following with another less than 10 minutes later. After assisting on Esther Okoronkwo’s 22nd-minute score, Ashworth secured the first hat trick of her career in the 30th minute and tacked on her final goal 189 seconds later. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Lucy Ashworth and Sandra Nygard, along with McNeese’s Rachel Palet are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Keeley Ayala, UIW; Kalynn Bickford, Sam Houston State; Natalie Jones, Abilene Christian.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Lucy Ashworth, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Wigan, EnglandOn the field for just 43 minutes of the Cardinals’ 6-0 victory over Nicholls, Ashworth certainly took advantage of her time on the pitch, scoring or assisting on all six goals. The Southland Conference leader in goals (nine) scored each of her school-record four goals in the first 33 minutes of the match. Honorable Mention: Eve Clarkson, UIW; Nicole Henry, Northwestern State; Sophia Manibo, Lamar. Defensive Player of the Week: Rachel Palet, McNeese – Sr. – Defender – Plano, TexasPalet was an instrumental part of Sunday’s shutout of in-state foe Southeastern Louisiana in which the Lions were limited to just two shots in each half and only one shot on goal the entire match. In just her third game back from an injury, she was credited with the assist on Delana Friesen’s game-winning goal in the 52nd minute. Honorable Mention: None. After finding the back of the net twice in two matches to earn her first weekly recognition on Sept. 17, Ashworth doubled that mark in just one game to repeat as the Offensive Player of the Week. Nygard, her Lamar teammate is crowned the Goalkeeper of the Week, and Palet picks up her first Defensive Player of the Week honor.last_img read more