Gardai investigate assault on man

first_imgFacebook GARDAI are investigating an attack on a man in the city centre some time after 2am yesterday morning in Upper William Street.It is understood the victim, who is believed to be in his early twenties, was assaulted by a group of men and received a laceration to the face.He was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital, but was released a short time later. Print Advertisement WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai investigate assault on manBy admin – May 5, 2009 476 Email Previous articleMan dies in road accidentNext articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s death adminlast_img

I can hear the flowers a growin

first_imgI am not an early riser but every spring and summer I have reason to get up early and go outside. My garden. I will not be able to produce more than 1 meal a day from my kitchen garden, but my purpose is not strictly food production. The purpose is get my hands dirty in compost as I gently spread it around the base of fragile green plants in April. To watch seeds turn into leafy green shoots, strong and sturdy in May. To be involved from start to finish, with growing something that can nourish both body and soul. To feel connected to the earth and our creator in ways that grocery stores and air conditioning prohibit. To have a few quiet moments among the squash and tomato leaves to watch, listen and as David Rawlings sings about – hear the flowers a growin.Yesterday was a bevy of activity. Blooms have turned to fruit and right before my eyes, squash, strawberries, broccoli, green beans and tomatoes have appeared.  my graden in june Can you see the water traveling from the roots to these perfect fruit? Neither can I but I am amazed it is happening with no assistance from beansThese little guys grew in less than a week. They are almost too lovely to pick and eat and as I admire them each morning, they seem too lovely to place in salad or stew.first squash of the yearA friend may bring her three year old daughter over this weekend to pick. If I am enraptured by this 20 x 8 foot plot at age 30, I think at 3 she too will be excited by the hidden fruit shining beneath the large leaves.Thomas Jefferson apparently said that “Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God .”I don’t labour there but I do feel chosen as I sit, listen, admire, prune and watch a world beyond mine. Not a bad way to spend a few minutes every morning. Maybe one of these days, I’ll even eat the veggies being grown and marvel at how wonderful they taste as well.last_img read more

Former Dominican ambassador takes up UNDP position

first_img Share 48 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Crispin Gregoire. Photo credit: Facebook profile.A former Dominican ambassador to the United Nations has been assigned a new position within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Crispin Gregoire who served as Dominica’s ambassador to the United Nations was announced as the Chief of Strategic Monitoring and Support on May 1st, 2012.He is responsible to provide managerial support to five (5) UNDP offices in the Caribbean as Chief of Strategic Monitoring and Support.“I was recently selected from a large pool of applicants for the position to coordinate the Caribbean offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Caribbean. So I operate from the headquarters in New York and I’m directly responsible to provide management support and to oversee the operations in terms of the five offices in Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname. You don’t hear the word Dominica in those names now Dominica is actually supported from the office in Barbados which covers the Organization of East Caribbean States,” Gregoire explained.He will also serve as a broker for mobilization of additional resources for their programs, build strategic alliances with donors and other resource organizations and manage the Caribbean Regional Program undertaken jointly with the CARICOM Secretariat.The UNDP is an “arm” of the United Nations which Gregoire said “focuses on development and improving the lives of people”.They are able to do so through a number of approaches, he clarified.“It focuses on poverty alleviation, we’re talking about ending poverty, improving lives of people, making sure they have access to water, access to energy, access to food. So that is one of the things that the UNDP does”.The UNDP which is an agency of the United Nations establishes partnerships with governments around the world “to help them improve the livelihoods of people”.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Former Dominican ambassador takes up UNDP position by: – May 11, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

RFL extends InCrowd partnership after World Cup success

first_img StumbleUpon Share Polish “trendsetter” STS launches mobile esports section November 9, 2018 OurLeague Predictor player closes in on £20,000 jackpot prize October 5, 2018 The Rugby Football League (RFL) has extended its partnership with InCrowd, continuing the RFL’s ambitions of building a world leading membership platform for spectators, viewers and participants of rugby league.In a launch that was planned to perfectly coincide with the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2017) in Australia giving new members the chance to support England in their quest for glory. Plans for a membership website and mobile apps included exclusive content, member benefits, participation features, a ticketing integration, gamification and polls to help drive fan experience and return on investment for the RFL.  InCrowd provided the necessary resource and expertise to ensure the deadline was met, resulting in the on time launch of the official Our League app and website. InCrowd worked with many of the RFL’s partners integrating Tickethour, and a loyalty scheme via Rewards4 Rugby League. Working with StreamAMG, the platform also saw live streaming of a match 4 days post launch, which proved a successful addition to increase registrations with over 40,000 live views of England’s warm up fixture against Affiliated States. Live streaming was also delivered for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup (WRLWC2017), allowing fans to fully immerse themselves in the RLWC2017 and WRLWC2017 for free, including behind the scenes content and huge prizes. The Grand Prize was an all-expenses paid trip for two to Australia, to watch the RLWC2017 final. One lucky member, Neil Cunliffe, and is wife were flown to watch England in the final in Australia as a result of finishing top of the membership leaderboard after the Quarter Finals.After RLWC2017, work was extended to the 2018 Rugby League season. In the first seven weeks of the season the Our League platforms powered by FanScore had already seen nearly 12,000 participants in the Betfred Super League predictor game and consistently receives 3,000 – 4,000 Betfred Man of the Match votes, thanks to InCrowd’s first live participation TV initiative with Sky Sports. Since launch, over 12k Our League members have voted for their Man of the Match.Richard Donlon, Systems Manager commented: “Membership is a significant step forward for the Rugby Football League. In September we didn’t have anything and now in February we have a membership system with over 36,000 active members.” Related Articles Submit Share Our League exceeds first year expectations for InCrowd and RFL November 2, 2018last_img read more