OECS Rejects US Bill Classifying Cuban Medical Brigades as Human Trafficking

first_imgInternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional OECS Rejects US Bill Classifying Cuban Medical Brigades as Human Trafficking by: – June 22, 2020 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img 256 Views   one comment Share                           Cuban Medical Team arrives in Dominica on March 29, 2020Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on Cuban Medical BrigadesSunday, June 21, 2020 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) expressed its deep appreciation to the Republic of Cuba for the medical support provided to six (6) member countries of the Organisation to assist with efforts to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the OECS and wider Caribbean region.The provision of specialised health care through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigades has not only augmented the scarce medical resources of OECS Member States but has provided assurance to the general populations of the region’s capacity to fight and manage COVID-19.  Four hundred and seventy-three (473) Cuban medical personnel are working alongside their Caribbean counterparts in eight countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) to assist in managing the spread of COVID-19.Cuba’s support to the health sector in the Caribbean has a long and exemplary history that has benefitted numerous Caribbean citizens.  One noted invaluable assistance to the region is “Operation Milagro” – a programme which provides free eye medical treatment to OECS nationals requiring interventions to prevent blindness or to restore vision.  These conditions include cataract, diabetic retinopathy and other reversible types of visual impairment.  The OECS acknowledges with gratitude the extensive global contributions of Cuba, particularly in the fields of health and disaster management, this in spite of its material limitations and the economic hardships resulting from US imposed sanctions.The Organisation notes with deep concern and repudiates the recent bill introduced by Republican Senator Rick Scott which classifies Cuba’s humanitarian assistance as “human trafficking” and seeks to extend punitive measures against countries accepting this medical assistance.The OECS Authority greatly values the work of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigades and has reiterated its desire to work with ALL friendly Governments that offer tangible support in the face of the grave existential threat posed to lives and livelihoods in the small island states of the Caribbean.  (OECS)last_img read more

Murder suspect falls

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with murder, a manwas nabbed in Barangay Lawigan, San Joaquin, Iloilo. The suspect was brought to the San Joaquinpolice station, where he was detained. Balwarte – resident of Vitas, Tondo,Manila but temporarily resides in Barangay Lawigan – was caught on the strengthof an arrest warrant around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, a police report showed. No bail bond was recommended for Balwarte’stemporary liberty./PN The 48-year-old Fante Balwarte has beenhiding from the police for about two years. last_img

ORVC Weekly Report (February 16 – February 20)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for February 16 – February 20.Players of the Week.Boys Basketball:  Brady Meyer-South Ripley.ORVC Report (February 16-20)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Raver one of many Indiana execs urging elected officials to participate in ‘Manufacturing Day’ activities

first_imgBatesville, In. — Brian Burton, president and CEO of the Indiana Manufacturers Association and leaders from Indiana companies are developing strategies to encourage elected leaders to participate in Manufacturing Day activities.“Indiana is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the U.S., with 30% of our economic output generating from manufacturing. It is critical that our elected representatives understand there is no better way to learn about the importance of manufacturing than by actually visiting a local manufacturing facility,” Mr. Burton stated. “It is our hope that these interactions will lead to greater understanding about our industry, and will result in 2018 being a more manufacturing-focused legislative session. Workforce continues to be our largest barrier to manufacturing growth and expansion in Indiana. We need more done to make our workforce system truly employer driven.”Joe Raver, President and CEO of Hillenbrand, stated, “It’s critically important that all of us – business, education, and government – work together to attract, develop, and retain a workforce that supports our ability to compete and thrive on a global basis. We need a coordinated effort in order to effectively develop our system and future workforce.”Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October – this year Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2017. The IMA encourages elected officials who wish to take part in this challenge, there’s more information here.last_img read more

Track State Finals Results

first_imgThe Girls and Boys Track State Finals were held this Weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington.Congratulations to our area athletes on a job well done!201718StateResults201718StateResults (1)last_img

Premier League chiefs, coaches at war over June 12 restart date

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhonePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value There is an awareness that the risk of injury will be greater upon football’s return, hence the request of these coaches. On Wednesday morning, the Premier League’s protocol was announced, which, beyond security and hygiene measures, included prohibiting tackling in training. Premier League chiefs are considering returning the competition on June 12, the same weekend proposed by Serie A on Wednesday. After the Bundesliga, which gets back underway on Saturday, and the Liga NOS in Portugal (June 4), the major leagues are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Jose Mourinho (L) and Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) watch from the touchline during a Premier League football match. In Spain, La Liga president Javier Tebas announced himself that the top two divisions will return between June 12 and 19. In France and the Netherlands, however, they have brought a premature end to their seasons. According to The Times, Premier League coaches consider this June 12 date to be hasty and have asked for more time so that they can conduct a longer pre-season and better prepare their players after nearly two months of inactivity.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Read Also: Bid to replace Ndidi: Leicester battle Inter for Real Betis star Having not yet returned to training in an official capacity, it seems very ambitious that the Premier League will be able to resume in the space of a month. This is part of the argument made by the league’s coaches, although the fact that there is already talk of a specific date invites optimism about the Premier League season getting back underway. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Vets Way Phase 2 Breaks Ground

first_imgGreensburg, IN — A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday in the City of Greensburg for Phase 2 of the Veterans Way Project. As many have referred to the area as “The Road to Nowhere,” the second phase of the Veterans Way project, once finished, will run from Memorial Way to the intersection of State Route 3 and Lincoln Street. Officials from the Greensburg Redevelopment Commission, City Council, Board of Works, American Structurepoint, Milestone Construction, Greensburg Decatur County Economic Development, as well as Mayor Josh Marsh, all spoke about the history and future of this project and what it means for the City of Greensburg.Planning and talks on the project started around 2007, with the majority of the work starting back in 2013. The project is currently scheduled for completion in 2021.last_img read more

Brazil qualify for 2020 Olympic men’s tournament

first_imgBUCARAMANGA, Colombia (Reuters) – Reigning Olympic men’s football champions Brazil qualified for this summer’s tournament in Japan with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.Brazil had to beat their arch rivals in the Colombia qualifier in order to join them as one of South America’s two representatives at the Tokyo Games.Paulinho scored the opener after 11 minutes before Matheus Cunha added a second on the half-hour mark and a third early in the second half.Argentina had already qualified for Tokyo after winning their first two matches in the round-robin qualifying tournament. Uruguay lost out despite beating hosts Colombia 3-1 earlier on Sunday.Brazil won the gold medal at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, giving them the last major international title to have eluded them.last_img read more

Barca Academy: Grooming Future Football Stars from Nigeria

first_imgLaLiga giants, FC Barcelona, has spread its methodology all over the world in search to talents that can be groomed and developed into the next global star, promoting its core values and providing the right environment for nurturing of these talents.Barcelona has over 40 international academies all over the world, including one in Nigeria, situated in Lagos.The Barça Academy which was established in Nigeria in September 2016 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; where it is creating platforms to bolster the development of grassroots football in Nigeria. Catering to players between 6-18 years old, the academy has an overall aim to create an experience through sports with a heavy emphasis on creative values. In three years of its existence in Nigeria, the academy has expanded to Lekki and Gbagada, to better service the Nigerian market.The academy has two primary programs; a competitive program open to public entry for anyone who wants to join and their elite program designed to prepare the best and brightest football players for the competitive world of international football. As one of its key initiatives, the Elite Project aims to identify the best players, so that they can promote their careers and the academy by playing local and international tournaments whilst sourcing talents for Barcelona. The project has witnessed 6-7 year olds emerging as champions from international tournaments and looks forward to catching more young talents and developing them in the cognitive level. The children in this project engage in international tournaments bi-annually to expose them to various levels of expertise.Alongside the elite project, the academy curated a programme to fit the juvenile team which includes housing, feeding and Spanish classes. These activities are developed in such a way that every player in the academy is instilled with the methodology of Barcelona. Each team is evaluated weekly with values being at the forefront of modules, often ahead of sporting considerations.“One of the main goals of Barça Academy has always been to give players around the world the opportunity to be exposed to our methodology, acquire our core values and soccer capacities. We serve this purpose and are strongly committed to supporting their highest development during their whole pathway. Nigeria is a very important market for us as it is home to potential football stars. We are keen on discovering talents at a very young age as they learn tactical and cognitive skills faster at that age. Our aim is to keep growing and develop a presence in Nigeria while making sure we do not lose the essence that makes us different”. Said Bernat Villa, Technical Director of Barça Academy in Lagos.With plans to expand across Nigeria, gathering the best players from around the country through their numerous scouting programs and try-outs, Barcelona Academy is making efforts towards altering Nigeria’s football landscape for the better. This is a unique opportunity for Nigerian youth to receive the methodology and values from coaches with one of the biggest football clubs in the world.There is a need to establish channels where undiscovered talents can be harnessed to highlight Nigeria as the football nation it is.Nigeria must create solid platforms to discover and train young talents, while exposing the future stars to the business of football as a profession.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria has had a number of footballing greats; from the dancing feet of the super talented Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, to the drag feet roulette of the two times African footballer of the year – Kanu Nwankwo, the heroics of Emmanuel Amuneke at the nations cup and Olympics, to the fleet foot of one the greatest African wingers Finidi George; the line-up of stars paraded by the super eagles over the years has sent shivers into the spines of opponents over the years. The all-conquering, super eagles of the early 90’s and 2000s had a certain grit, style and swagger that set them apart from their counterparts on the African scene. However, one thing that set them apart majorly was the combination of football genius matched with technical education from football academies (such as Ajax, Frankfurt, and Sporting Lisbon) about the beautiful game.With a population of over 190 million and over half of its individuals actively interested in the game, Nigeria is filled with so much talent – such that a trip across rural and urban areas will open scouts to one of the most vibrant grassroots stars in the world. There are over a million potential players with immense ability – hoping for a break into the big leagues; and thanks to the internet age, players now have better access to information on how to hone their skills to become better footballers. The need to improve the quality of footballers across the country has led to the rise of several football academies springing up – in a bid to target the grassroots level where talents are identified and groomed to global stars.Grassroots football in Nigeria however, has had its ups and downs – battling different grey areas as investment in the sector pales in comparison to investment in sports by their European counterparts. This is due to issues around funding, recognition, scouting and management, availability of quality playing turfs and transition capacity of shareholders in the sector. In the world of sports today, the worth of a player is highlighted by how they are able to transition from the grassroots scene to the international football quarters.last_img read more

Mr Green agrees to €7 million Evoke Gaming acquisition

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Mr Green has agreed to pay €7 million to acquire Redbet owner Evoke Gaming, with the deal expected to be completed in Q1 2018 subject to regulatory approval.Evoke Gaming, who’s brands produced revenues of €15.5 million in 2016, includes the likes of Vinnarum casino, Bertolt, MamaMia and Redbet, a sportsbook, casino and poker provider which Mr Green intends to expand in both its existing and future markets.Like Redbet, Vinnarum casino commands a solid position in the Nordic region with a high share of returning customers. Meanwhile, Bertil and MamaMia are bingo sites focused on the Swedish market.Mr Green is acquiring all shares in Evoke Gaming from Bonnier Growth Media for €7 million, to be paid in cash, yet an additional €1.5 million may be payable if certain conditions are met.The acquisition will not have any impact on Mr Green’s EBITDA for 2018. It will, however, have a marginally negative impact on cash flow for next year, but should contribute positively to EBIDTA and cash flow as of 2019, when Mr Green expects to start achieving annual synergies of €2.5 to €3.5 million.Mr Green’s financial targets of an annual growth rate of 20% and an EBITDA margin of 20% by 2019 will be unaffected by the deal. On 30 September, Mr Green’s net cash amounted to SEK 567.6 million.Per Norman, CEO of Mr Green & Co, said: “Evoke Gaming is an ideal fit for our business plan and strategy. We are pursuing our strategy of nurturing a small number of strong brands that can work globally. With Redbet and Mr Green, we have two immensely strong brands addressing different segments and we see major potential to expand Redbet into our existing markets.”Fredrik Staël von Holstein is the CEO of Evoke Gaming, who will remain as head of the company’s operations after the transaction has been completed, and will become a member of Mr Green Ltd’s management team in Malta.He commented: “Evoke Gaming is on the threshold of a significant turnaround. Mr Green will give us the muscles to continue growing internationally in an effective manner.”last_img read more