Registration now opened for DSC’s evening classes

first_img Share 406 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share Persons wishing to take advantage of certificate and degree programmes in the evening can now register at the DSC’s Department of Continuing Education which has been relocated to the Bath Estate Campus.The DSC announced last week that the College has decided to reintroduce evening classes as of April 2012 in keeping with its goal towards lifelong learning development for citizens as well as several requests by employees in the working population group who are unable to attend classes during the day. Admissions Assistant at the Dominica State College, Daisy Rodney told Dominica Vibes News that the programmes which target the working population will enable the participants to achieve their education and will focus on several career specialties like plumbing and electric repairs.“We have a few evening classes that we would like to start. Two of them are degree programmes; Business Administration and Journalism &Mass Education. We also have certificate courses and some of them are Introduction to Business, Introduction to Economics, Quantity Surveying, Computer Hardware Repairs, QuickBooks, Speech Communication, Computer Office Applications and a few other courses”.Applicants are requirements to pay an application fee of $100.00 as well as submit a recent passport-sized photograph for admission into the certificate programmes. Rodney explained; “there are no specific criteria for entry into the certificate programmes, once you are in the field and you have a certain amount of experience then you can apply”.However for the Associate Degree Programme, applicants should have passes in “at least four CXC subjects” and submit a passport-sized photograph with their application form. Rodney is also available to assist applicants who may have “any issues surrounding CXC results” as the Department of Continuing Education will make every effort to assist these applicants.Rodney is hopeful that persons will embrace the opportunity to get qualified and certified in their respective career fields. She noted that these programs will assist persons to develop themselves therefore the cost of the program should not be a deterrent.“We want persons especially those working in that particular field to get themselves trained and certified in these areas. We know that during these hard economic times it is not always easy to get finances but if you think about it, it is for the betterment of yourselves. You will get qualified and certified in your area of work, so we are encouraging persons to apply.”Certification courses costs $300.00 plus a registration fee of $100.00 and will range from 13 to 15 weeks.Associate degree programmes will take between 3 to 4 years to complete, and prices vary. The prices for these programmes can be found on DSCs website at www.dsc.dm.Application forms for the programmes can be collected at the Department of Continuing Education Office which has been relocated at the Teachers Training School in Bath Estate or at the Admissions Office of the Dominica State College at the Stockfarm campus.Dominica State Collegecenter_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Registration now opened for DSC’s evening classes by: – March 6, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Eagles Jr. High CC Teams Fly By Knights

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country Teams ran in a dual meet at South Dearborn on Tuesday (9/2) night.The JCD girls’ and boys’ teams both finished first.JCD vs. SD MS CC (9-2)Adrian Peetz (JCD) was the individual winner of the boys’ race.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img

Reina surprised by Valdes exit

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is surprised by Victor Valdes’ decision to leave Barcelona at the end of his contract but has downplayed suggestions he is a candidate to replace his Spain team-mate at the Nou Camp. Press Association Reina, son of former Barca goalkeeper Miguel Reina, came through the Barcelona academy and played several games for the senior side as a teenager after injuries to the club’s first- and second-choice stoppers opened the door. While his father has already said in the wake of Valdes’ decision that he would love to see his son back at the Nou Camp, Reina was more reticent. “When I sign a contract I fulfil it and I have signed with Liverpool until 2016,” he said, before adding: “Barcelona is the best club in the world. “I know what it means because I trained there as a player and as a person.” center_img Last month, Valdes made the shock announcement that he would not sign a new contract with Barca after his existing deal expires in 2014, with the 31-year-old saying he wanted a new challenge. Reina was among those caught off guard by the decision, and told MoviStar: “I was surprised because Victor is with the best team in the world.” last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri: Jamie Vardy will put team first with both Leicester and England

first_img Leicester are third after six wins and one loss in their opening 11 games ahead of Saturday’s clash with Watford at the King Power Stadium, with Vardy’s goals key. The forward has netted in eight consecutive games, nearing Ruud van Nistelrooy’s mark of scoring in 10 successive matches, but Ranieri insists Vardy will always put the team first. England manager Roy Hodgson fielded Vardy on the left wing for England in Lithuania last month and has again named the former Fleetwood striker in his squad for this month’s friendlies with Spain and France. Ranieri reckons the 28-year-old is happy to play wherever he is told to, although the Italian likes to give him freedom to play anywhere. “Jamie is an intelligent player. What Roy Hodgson asks of him, he tries to do the best for the team, for the England squad. He’s not selfish,” Ranieri said. “In my opinion he has to be free. When he’s free, he’s amazing. “But we play with two strikers, not with one striker. I am not Roy. I respect him, his shape. For me in my team he plays free, forward.” Ranieri has not discussed Van Nistelrooy’s goalscoring landmark with Vardy, insisting the team is what matters. “I never speak about it,” the former Chelsea boss said. “I never speak about a goal, a goal, a goal. Never. It’s not important now. Press Association “At the top there is a team and after the performance of each player. “The team helps you to play better, to score the goals.” Vardy is full of quality and pace. Ranieri added: “Everything he tries to do, he does at 100mph and it’s difficult. “Also you can make mistakes but in this moment he’s in great form. Everything he does, he does well. That must continue in this way.” Vardy’s fellow forward Riyad Mahrez has impressed too and there was speculation this week linking the Algerian with Manchester United. Ranieri welcomed the link, but hopes Mahrez will remain and develop with the Foxes, having in August signed a new deal until 2019. “That is good, because that means we have very good players,” Ranieri said of the speculation. “It’s good one week it’s Vardy, one week it’s Riyad. Another week I don’t know who. “But this is only speculation. Riyad is happy with us, he renewed his contract. “We want to grow up and then he will stay with us, as well as Jamie Vardy.” Asked if the speculation could impact on his player, Ranieri said: “It’s normal a lot of big clubs are asking for you. If (it affects you), you aren’t a big talent.” Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores succeeded Ranieri as Valencia boss 10 years ago. Asked about revenge, a smiling and joking Ranieri said: “Yes, big revenge. I want to kill him.” He added: “He’s a nice man. It’s football. Why revenge? Why with Quique? I was sacked.” Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes free-spirit Jamie Vardy will do what is best for Leicester and for England, even if that means playing on the left for his country and missing out on a Premier League goalscoring record with the Foxes. last_img read more

Football News Former Arsenal, Spanish international footballer José Antonio Reyes killed in car crash

first_imgNew Delhi: José Antonio Reyes, former Arsenal and Spain footballer, has died in a car accident. “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace,” the Spanish club tweeted. We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/qeGl2nsi3c— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 1, 2019According to Spanish TV channel Deportes Cex, the crash is believed to have happened on a road between Utrera and Seville and two more people were in the car. It is reported one of those, his 23-year-old cousin, has also died while the third occupant suffered burns.This is a breaking news story. More details will be added soon. Please refresh the page for the updated version. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe approved deal will give the Panthers relief from all property taxes in the City of Rock Hill for 20 to 25 years, according to the York County Council.The Panthers first announced the move to Rock Hill last June during a celebration with Panthers owner David Tepper and several South Carolina politicians including Gov. Henry McMaster.In other NFL news:— The Bills have picked up the fifth-year contract option on cornerback Tre’Davious White, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. White’s salary will bump up to about $10 million, based on an average of the top 32 salaries at his position. White was taken in the first round of the 2017 draft and tied for the league lead with six interceptions.— Kicker Zane Gonzalez has signed a one-year contract to stay with the Cardinals. The 24-year-old Gonzalez was a restricted free agent and was offered a one-year tender in March. He was 31 of 35 on field goals last season and 34 of 35 on extra points. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTBurrow goes to Bengals with top pick…Redskins take YoungUNDATED (AP) — Joe Burrow’s the one. April 23, 2020 NCAA-ATHLETE COMPENSATIONNCAA moves toward allowing athletes to be paid sponsorsUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own.Recommendations that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed this week. A decision could come as soon as next week. The issue has dominated college sports for several years. California recently passed a law clearing the way for athlete compensation, prompting the NCAA to take a fresh look at its regulations.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWS Scully jokes that he won’t be doing anymore “head-first sliding,” which he never liked.He retired after the 2016 season, ending a 67-year run in the Dodgers’ broadcast booths.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR teams can restart car preparationsUNDATED (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says NASCAR teams can work in their race shops if they maintain social distancing guidelines, clearing a potential hurdle to resuming the season in coming weeks. Gonzaga junior Kispert makes himself available for NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga star Corey Kispert has entered his name in the NBA draft but has left open the possibility of returning for his senior season. Kispert announced Thursday on Twitter that he doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, which would allow him to return to the Bulldogs.Kispert was a finalist for the Julius Erving small forward of the year award last season. He averaged nearly 14 points per game last season and led tIn other college basketball news:— Michigan guard Franz Wagner says he is returning for his sophomore season. Wagner started 27 games last season, averaging 11.6 points and leading the team in steals. The 6-foot-9 German missed the first four games because of a fractured wrist. Isaiah Livers is testing the NBA draft waters, but Wagner decided not to go that route. Michigan also announced that forward Austin Davis had surgery on Monday on his right shoulder and is expected to recover fully. He could be ready to return in early October. NFL-NEWSIncentive deal to move Panthers to S.C. approvedUNDATED (AP) — A county in South Carolina has approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site.News outlets report that the York County Council approved the deal in a 4-3 vote after listening to public comments during their virtual meeting on Monday. It follows a series of moves the state has made to attract the team’s headquarters. They’ll continue to play their games in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Cincinnati Bengals have taken the LSU quarterback with the first selection in the NFL draft. It’s the third straight year in which the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was taken first overall in the draft.Burrow just led the Tigers to the national championship in a record-setting season. He completed an outstanding 76.3% of his passes for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and just six interceptions.Burrow played his last two seasons at LSU after transferring from Ohio State. He joins a team that went 2-14 in 2019 under first-year head coach Zac Taylor. The Bengals scored 279 points last season, third worst in the league.The Buckeyes produced the No. 2 second as defensive end Chase Young was taken by the Redskins. Young made life miserable for quarterbacks as a junior last season, recording 16 ½ sacks and 21 tackles for loss.Not since the draft became a televised event in 1980 has it been stripped to the basics like this one. Scouts and general managers are working from their homes as a safeguard against the coronavirus. Prospects are homebound as well, giving Commissioner Roger Goodell no one to hug after each of the 32 first-round selections are made. Goodell is overseeing the festivities from his basement. Associated Press Jackets extend netminderCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed rookie goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.Merzlikins has been solid for the Jackets this season, recording five shutouts, a 2.48 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. He is tied for second in the league in shutouts and fifth in both save percentage and goals-against average.OLYMPICS-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SURVEYStudy: Olympians should push for collective bargaining Update on the latest sports — Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms has chosen Brigham Young over Kentucky and Texas Tech. He will be eligible to play basketball immediately. Haarms was one of the top transfers after announcing he was leaving the Boilermakers after his junior season. He narrowed his choices to BYU, Kentucky and Texas Tech earlier this week. The 7-foot-3 center from Amsterdam averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots per game while shooting 63% last season.MLB-DODGERS-SCULLY HOSPITALIZED92-year-old Vin Scully hospitalized after fall at homeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has been hospitalized after falling at his Los Angeles-area home.The team says the 92-year-old fell Tuesday and was taken to the hospital for observation. Scully is resting comfortably and is expected to be released soon. — Colorado athletic director Rick George said he and 11 head coaches will take pay cuts for the upcoming fiscal year in light of the budget impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The salaries for George along with football coach Karl Dorrell, men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle and women’s basketball coach JR Payne will be reduced by 10%. The other eight varsity head coaches will have their salaries reduced by 5%.— The European track and field championships in Paris have been canceled. Local organizers and the French track federation say the biennial event scheduled for late August could not be postponed for one year. They cited uncertainty about the sport’s 2021 calendar and the French economy.— German soccer could resume on May 9 if regional politicians sign off on the league’s plan. The state governors of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have said the date would be acceptable, but other state officials have signaled they would prefer the middle or end of May. League CEO Christian Seifert says “if the state governors and the federal government decide that this day is May 9, then we would be ready on May 9.” Seifert says games could be held with a limit of 213 people in the stadium and up to 109 in the surrounding area.— Churchill Downs will recognize the first Saturday in May with a “Kentucky Derby at Home” online party and will be broadcast on NBC. The day will be highlighted by a virtual Derby featuring 13 former Triple Crown winners in an effort to raise $2 million for COVID-19 relief. The 146th Kentucky Derby was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of public health concerns about pandemic, the first time horse racing’s marquee event won’t run on its traditional day since 1945.NHL-BLUE JACKETS-MERZLIKINS Cooper extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8 Thursday and said he would gradually open it in three phases, adding he is still considering NASCAR’s request to run the Coca-Cola 600 as scheduled on May 24 without spectators.For any racing to be done, the North Carolina-based teams need access to their shops to prep the cars.The governors of both Florida and Texas have already said NASCAR is welcome to race in their states without fans. South Carolina and Georgia are gradually easing restrictions.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck is taking an unpaid week, along with about 200 other leaders in the university system in response to the budget crunch caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joan Gabel announced the furloughs earlier this month.Fleck confirmed Thursday on a video conference call with reporters he’s taking part. Fleck’s 2020 salary is $4.6 million. UNDATED (AP) — A study of Olympic spending patterns concludes that athletes who compete at the games are woefully underpaid. It says they would be best served by banding together to create the sort of collective-bargaining arrangement commonly found in the pros.The study of the worldwide Olympic bureaucracy’s finances concludes there’s far more money available for athletes than what they receive. It says the IOC averages $1.4 billion a year in revenues and spends only about 4% of it on athletes. Leagues such as the NFL and the Premier League spend between 40% and 60% of their revenue on players.The study was a collaboration between the Global Athlete advocacy group and the Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

UW ground game ready for ultimate test

first_imgUW running back John Clay romped his way to over 100 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota last week, but will have to step it up against an Ohio State squad that held him to 59 rushing yards in 2009\’s meeting.[/media-credit]For the Wisconsin Badgers, 100-yard efforts on the ground are expected each and every Saturday.The combination of talented running backs and a proud tradition of offensive linemen has made the ground game a fixture of UW’s identity.But this Saturday, when Ohio State comes to Madison, the Badgers will meet a team that hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 29 games.“It’s our strength versus their strength,” sophomore center Pete Konz said.Is it ever.Now, Wisconsin knows first hand just how tough this OSU run defense can be. In 2008, starting running back P.J. Hill racked up just 63 yards on 16 carries, and in 2009, John Clay ran for just 59 yards on 20 carries. His longest carry of the day was for eight yards.That’s not exactly the type of production the Badgers expect on the ground, and it’s one of the reasons UW’s offense has been so ineffective recently against the Buckeyes.Without a strong running game, the pressure falls to the Wisconsin passing attack, and that hasn’t been a formula for success. With little help on the ground in 2008, quarterback Allan Evridge was just 13-for-25 and only managed 147 yards through the air. In 2009, Scott Tolzien was forced to throw 45 times and he tossed two costly interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in the process.So, the Badgers know they need to run the ball to be successful. Now they need to execute that gameplan against the No. 1 team in the country.“It’s something we need to prove,” Konz said of running the ball against OSU.To do that, Wisconsin is going to need a tremendous effort from their highly regarded offensive line, as they’ll be going head-to-head with one of the most dominant defensive fronts in the country.While OSU’s defense line has all the physical tools, Konz insists it’s the coaching that makes the Buckeye line so effective.“They are athletic and strong, but they also have great coaching, and you cannot look past that,” Konz said. “A lot of programs, even some of the lower Big Ten, have great talent, but Ohio State has great coaching. That’s just a deadly combination.”That deadly combination has led to the development of one player in particular – senior defensive end Cameron Heyward.All eyes will be on the 6-foot-5, 288-pound star lineman who victimized senior captain John Moffitt a year ago.“It was just terrible technique. I pretty much did everything wrong, and you get exposed against a good player like him,” Moffitt said, recalling last year’s meeting with Heyward. “It was just bad, but you got to move on and have a short memory.”Heyward was constantly in the Badger backfield last year, busting up plays before they ever had a chance. Tolzien felt pressure from everywhere and was sacked six times.This year, Heyward, who lines up at both end and tackle, is even better, and fellow linemen Nathan Williams, John Simon and Dexter Larimore have continued OSU’s proud D-line tradition.But Moffitt is looking forward to getting another crack at Heyward.“He’s a pretty good player, but that’s what’s exciting about it. I’m sure he’s better than last year; that’s what good players do,” Moffitt said. “I think I’m better than last year too.”The offensive line is just one aspect of a two-part equation for success. UW’s maulers up front will be busy handling the dirty work, but it’s the Badger running backs who have to make plays when the opportunities arise.UW running backs coach John Settle has a simple message for his players this week: trust the offensive linemen.“I want them to trust the scheme and trust the guys in front of them,” Settle said. “We have to execute our reads, be patient and allow those guys to go work for us.”Settle will count on Clay and freshman James White to step up and play their best games to date.Clay, the 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, has had a strong start to the 2010 season with nine touchdowns and 699 total rushing yards, but the UW coaching staff wants to see Clay fight through the ankle tackles that have halted potential big plays.Big play opportunities against Ohio State could be few and far between, and Clay will need to take advantage when he gets into the open field.“We know people are going to hit him low and he’s got to expect that and get his pad level down and accelerate on contact,” Settle said.”We need him to keep his feet moving.”White has burst onto the scene in his first collegiate season, and the Badgers will need another strong showing from the Florida native.UW will rely on White to provide a change of pace and stretch the defense, but Settle knows the Buckeyes will be ready and waiting when No. 20 checks into the game.“He’s not going to sneak up on anybody; they’re going to watch the film like everybody else and they’ll have a gameplan for when he’s in the game,” Settle said. “But right now, John and James are one of the best one-two punches in the country, and we’re going to need them both to compete on Saturday.”The last time UW beat the Buckeyes was back in 2004, and to do it again, Clay knows the Badgers need to find success on the ground.He believes his team is more than capable of doing just that.“We got the best O-line in the country, and I’m not afraid to say that,” Clay said. “We know what kind of team we are. We need to run the ball.“We are ready to show people what we can do up front.”last_img read more

Tension Mounts Against Bahn City Mayor

first_imgTension is mounting in Nimba County’s mining city of Bahn, Zoe-geh District, owing to the alleged misapplication of money the residents collected for development purposes by City Mayor, Ms. Angie Dopoe.The youth movement of Bahn wants Mayor Dopoe to account for US$18,000 provided by three GSM companies operating in the city and some other funding from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as money collected as municipal taxes from the various government ministries and agencies.The head of the youth, Sarkpah Mahn, on Radio Sacleapea on February 5, disclosed that the Bahn City Mayor had failed to inform citizens how she applied the US$18,000 as stipulated in their allegation.The youth spokesperson said since Ms. Dopoe took over some nine years ago as City Mayor of Bahn, she has not given any account to the citizens about how the city authority has been handling money and other materials provided by the GSM companies and other entities operating in the city.He said the UNHCR provided US$21,000 for sustainable development in Bahn, but the money is yet to be accounted for.“This money was given so we may execute tangible development in Bahn, but when we asked the City Mayor, she said the money was spent on people on whose lands the refugee camp near the city was constructed.” The youth are meanwhile threatening to begin non-compliance with the Bahn City Council should the City Mayor fail to appropriately address the allegations concerning the misapplication of the money intended for development purposes.However, when the Daily Observer contacted Mayor Angie Dopoe via mobile phone on March 5, she could neither confirm nor deny the allegation. Instead, she told our correspondent that the issue raised by the youth had been settled by the County Inspector. She failed to explain how the allegation was settled. Nimba County Inspector, Reginald Mehn could not be reached as several attempts to speak with him via his mobile phone were unsuccessful as his phone remained switched off up to press time last night.Bahn City Mayor came under spotlight in 2007 from the citizens over some financial improprieties, but the matter was reportedly settled but it is yet to be known what settlement was reached.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lightning starts fires in the Fort Nelson region

first_imgA storm that moved through the Fort Nelson region Thursday started 13 new forest fires.The Prince George Fire Centre responded to 13 fires all caused by lightning. The largest reached 20 hectares in size and required air tanker support. No structures have been damaged and a large amount of rain in the area has helped to fight these fires, with more rain expected.The fire danger rating through the Prince George Fire Centre is mainly very low to low.- Advertisement -However, there are areas of moderate to high in the northern portion of the fire centre.There are currently no open burning restrictions within the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. However, the public is urged to be extremely cautious when using fire outdoors. For the latest on burning restrictions, continue to check: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asplast_img read more