Diaspora group support Castle Bruce Football Club

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img (L-R)Artherlie George, Hon. Johnson Drigo and Cuthbert JosephOver ninety young men from the Community of Castle Bruce are now passionate about the sport of football. Over the past few months young men from the village of Castle Bruce and surrounding communities have been actively engaged in the sport through the establishment of the East Central Football club.Atherlie George, an avid football player led the young footballers throughout a successful football season which ended in March this year. George spoke to the Media about the league’s achievements at a press conference on Friday April 27, 2012.“We commenced the football league in January where we had six teams from the entire constituency, four from the village of Castle Bruce and two from the outside villages. We ran the league until the 03rd of March where we had these teams participating in games every weekend. Two teams made it to the final, one from Bayside and the other from Good Hope. The Bayside team was the overall winner. We had over ninety young men participating in these activities”.George said the success of the league is largely attributed to the support from the community at large.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency Hon. Johnson Drigo is proud of the young men’s achievements in the football league thus far. He views the boy’s involvement in the sport of football as an ideal medium to engage them in positive activities.“I must say that the Castle Bruce community is on a drive to re-direct the energy of our young people and we believe very strongly that sports are the medium in which we can maximize keeping our young people occupied. During the period of the football league we have not seen the anti-social behavior which used to disturb our community. Most of the young men were very much occupied in the sport and there was that unity among them”.Meanwhile Cuthbert Joseph, a native of Castle Bruce and president of the Dominica Heritage Society of New England in the United States on Friday made a donation of a trophy and football boots to the East Central football club of Castle Bruce.The heritage society group made up of Dominicans living in the Diaspora, started three years ago with a mission to promote Dominica and facilitate development on the island.Joseph said he is happy to make such a donation to the Castle Bruce football club.“I said anything that is positive I want to be part of it. I am part of the Dominica Heritage Society of New England, and as a matter of fact when I spoke to the vice President of our group Mr. Vivian Rene about this football league he was more than willing to help and so he provided some trophies for the group. He also presented a few football boots. When I hear that members have to exchange the boots I realized that there is a need”.In addition to the donations to the football club, Joseph made a personal financial contribution of one thousand E.C dollars towards the Castle Constituency Development Fund. That fund was set up specifically to allow people in the Diaspora who wish to make a contribution to the community to make a contribution.The Parliamentary Representative thanked Joseph for his donation and expressed sincere appreciation to the numbers in the Diaspora who have supported the needs of the Castle Bruce Constituency since the staging of the Castle Bruce Reunion last year.By: Tarnia GreenGovernment Information Service LocalNews Diaspora group support Castle Bruce Football Club by: – April 27, 2012 27 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Catherine E. “Katy” Hortemiller

first_imgCatherine E. “Katy” Hortemiller, age 78 of Batesville, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Born January 16, 1939 in Ripley County Indiana, she is the daughter of Bessie (Nee: Grills) and Paul Wissel.  She married James Hortemiller October 4, 1958 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris.  Katy was an executive secretary at Batesville Casket Company 23 years before retiring.  A member of the Knights of St. John’s Ladies Auxiliary, she is a past president in addition to being secretary and treasurer for 19 years.  She also served 10 years as secretary of the Knights of St. John’s International.  Katy was a member of St. Louis Church, the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, the Batesville Beautification League and the Batesville Red Hat Ladies.Although generous with giving of her time and talents, Katy enjoyed many interests in her free time.  An avid gardener, she tended to both her flower beds and a vegetable garden.  The excess from the garden was canned so it could be enjoyed over the winter. A good cook, her homemade vegetable soup and peach pie were huge family favorites and they looked forward each year to the traditional Christmas meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes and corn.  She looked forward to all the holidays so she could decorate the house.  Other hobbies included cross stitching, attending sporting events, working jig saw puzzles and playing cards most nights.  Her family teased that Katy apparently had a weakness for shopping and didn’t mind the drive to the Belterra Casino.She is survived by her husband Jim; daughter Lisa Wallpe of Greensburg; son Greg Hortemiller of Cincinnati; sisters Eleen Weisenbach of Batesville, Cornelia Hoffman of Dover, Indiana; grandchildren Erin Smith, Jordan Wallpe, Sarah Wallpe, Alison Wallpe, Anna Wallpe, Evan Wallpe and great grandchildren Lila Smith, Landon Smith and Rhett Wallpe.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by grandson Adam Hortemiller.Visitation is Wednesday, March 22nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23rd, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family request memorials to the Knights of St. John Scholarship Fund, the Jerry Becker Memorial Fund or the Adam Hortemiller Memorial Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Juventus plot Higuain for Icardi swap deal

first_img ReadAlso: Jose Mourinho talks future plans after turning 57 Juventus will try to avoid negotiating with Inter over Icardi and are planning to include some players in a swap deal that would see him join the Turin-based club. Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro are two of the men who could be used as makeweight in Juventus ‘ attempt to avoid splashing out cash for the Argentine striker. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Argentina international is currently on loan at PSG , who could exercise his 70 million euro buyout clause and resell the player. According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Gonzalo Higauin could leave in order for Icardi to arrive.Advertisement Juventus are keen to lure Mauro Icardi to Turin and They are reportedly preparing to deal That Could see the Inter striker move to the Old Lady. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img read more

Karen Ruth (Barnett) McCord

first_imgKaren Ruth (Barnett) McCord, 75, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Tuesday July 23, 2019 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born July 21, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late George Barnett and Ruth (Bradburn) BarnettShe worked as an RN for St. Luke West and also for the Community Mental Health Center.Karen was a 1962 graduate of Norwood High School and received her nursing diploma from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1965. In her younger years she enjoyed horseback riding. Karen used to breed and show miniature Schnauzers, and received many awards and trophies back in the 1980’s. Karen was a huge Neil Diamond Fan.Karen is survived by her daughters, Erin Shepherd of Lawrenceburg, IN, Michele Stapleton of Greensburg, IN; brother, Robert (Doris “Fay”) Barnett of Braydenton, FL; grandchildren, Nathan Stapleton, Ryleigh Shepherd; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruth Barnett, brother, George Barnett.Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial services will be held on Saturday, at 12:00 pm at the Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana, with Pastor Tommy Beatley, officiating.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Wenger weighing up weekend selection

first_img Nacho Monreal was cup-tied in midweek and is set to come back into the defence as left-back Kieran Gibbs will be rested after completing his first 90 minutes since his recovery from a thigh problem. However, Wenger insisted team selection would always come down to individual form. He added: “They have played so many games until now. Their position is very important in the squad. “But every position is up for grabs. You have to face it like that, the last game decides the next one. “All the players are in the same position. Nobody is guaranteed places in the team. “Everybody faces the same competition and the players who (have) come in have been on the bench for a long, long time. “They all have the same problem, the job of being a top-level competitor is to deal with that.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has yet to make up his mind whether to recall captain Thomas Vermaelen and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny at Swansea on Saturday – but said “nobody is guaranteed a place”. Szczesny was left back in London when the rest of the squad travelled out to Munich on Tuesday afternoon, with Wenger revealing the Poland international had been “mentally affected” by the number of games he played this season. Lukasz Fabianski impressed in the 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena and is hoping to retain his place. Skipper Vermaelen, meanwhile, was left on the bench as Laurent Koscielny – whose late header provided Arsenal’s second goal on Wednesday night as they went out on away goals – partnered Per Mertesacker. Wenger said: “They (Vermaelen and Szczesny) are two outstanding players who are part of our squad.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mannone sounds Westwood warning

first_imgNew Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has warned Keiren Westwood he did not join the club to sit on the bench. Press Association Mannone added: “We live in a world of competition. I will work and do my best to be in the first eleven, and then the manager will decide. All I can do is try to show what I am capable of.” Both men have big boots to fill with Belgium international Mignolet having earned a £9million move to Liverpool with consistently excellent performances during his time at the Stadium of Light. Westwood is desperate to regain his international place with Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni having turned to Millwall’s David Forde because of his lack of club football, and that will provide him with an added incentive to make the most of Mignolet’s departure. However, Mannone is viewing his arrival on Wearside as a chance to fulfil the potential which persuaded Arsene Wenger to take him to north London, and he is confident Sunderland can give him the platform to do just that. He said: “The potential [of the club] is incredible. I have come from a big club but to be honest, I don’t see any difference in the facilities. From what I can see on my first day, they are brilliant. To have good facilities where you can work and improve is something every club wants to achieve. “The base is there and I am really happy to be here. I waited a long time for an opportunity like Sunderland, and for me it is a great one. I’m very excited. I am here to work hard and to show what I can do.” Mannone follows Valentin Roberge, Modibo Diakite, Cabral, David Moberg Karlsson and Duncan Watmore into the club with the Black Cats’ summer recruitment drive showing little sign of abating. center_img The 25-year-old Italian becomes the latest man to accept compatriot Paolo Di Canio’s offer of employment on Wearside as the manager moved to replace the departed Simon Mignolet. Mannone, who joined Arsenal from Atalanta as a 17-year-old, has signed a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around £2million. However, having made just 26 senior appearances in eight years with the Gunners, the former Italy Under-21 international wants regular football, and that means a battle with Republic of Ireland international Westwood. He told the club’s official website: “Of course, every player knows they have competition.” last_img read more

Haydock a must for Weld star

first_img Press Association Mustajeeb is likely to have his first run since Royal Ascot in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on September 5. Trainer Dermot Weld has been waiting for the ground to ease before pitching the four-year-old colt back on the racecourse after he found conditions too lively when fifth to Undrafted in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. “As far as I know, Dermot is still hoping to get him to Haydock,” said Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager, Angus Gold. center_img “After Ascot we felt he wanted a bit of ease in the ground to show his best, so we’ll just see what the next few days brings us and how he is, but Dermot was happy with him the last time I spoke to him. “Ascot was too quick for him. Dermot originally wanted to go to Deauville for the Maurice de Gheest and then when Sheikh Hamdan said he was going to let Muhaarar go there, Dermot said we’ll wait and have a look at Haydock.” last_img read more

Researchers develop personalized learning robots for children with autism

first_img“We would love to see socially assistive robots deployed in the homes of children with autism, especially to augment therapists when they may not be available or affordable all the time,” said Jain, a lead author on the project. “It’s really important to analyze studies in these real-world environments.” “I think when you think of an issue, such as the social development of kids with autism spectrum disorders, your first thought isn’t, ‘Let’s give them a robot to interact with,’” said Roxanna Pakkar, a research assistant on the project and senior majoring in electrical engineering. “It’s cool that the engineers in our labs and the psychologists that we work with and educators that we work with were able to come together and develop this solution.” Gisele Ragusa, a Viterbi professor and co-principal investigator on the project, said researchers designed Kiwi, the robot, to be warm and fuzzy but durable. They did not want a robot that made a lot of noise because many children with autism spectrum disorder have trouble handling too many stimuli at once. Kiwi is gender-neutral, since researchers wanted to ensure that the children could decide for themselves and identify with the robots’ genders.  “In this era of concerns about [artificial intelligence] and robotics taking people’s jobs away, it is important for people to see various ways in which technology can do good,” Matarić wrote in an email. “Socially assistive robotics is a great area for doing good for humanity; it is also a great area for engaging typically underrepresented groups in computing and engineering.” Following the deployments, Jain looked at each child’s disengagement and decided whether it could be modeled by using data that the team collected, including the child’s visual focus of attention and audio data.  Kiwi, the robot is gender-neutral and was designed to be warm, fuzzy and durable. The socially assistive robots are supposed to augment therapists when they are unavailable or unaffordable. (Photo courtesy of Roxanna Pakkar) “Autism is a mysterious challenge,” Ragusa said. “We know far less about autism spectrum disorder than we do other learning-related disabilities or other challenges, so the need was great. We were using something that was socially assistive by definition, since individuals with autism spectrum disorder primarily have social challenges.” Ragusa said she believes socially assistive robots are a perfect match for children with autism spectrum disorder.  According to Ragusa, parents told researchers that over time, their interactions with their children increased as the children developed a relationship with Kiwi. Maja Mataric is a lead investigator on the project and has worked with deploying robots into the homes of 17 children between the ages 3 and 8 with mild autism from late 2017 to 2019. Mataric has also been involved in research focused on finding ways for robots to help children with autism and other people with neurological conditions.center_img Researchers in the Department of Computer Science studied interactions between socially assistive robots and children with autism in a monthlong in-home study to explore how robots benefit the children’s engagement and learning.  During the deployments, the children played simple math games on a tablet nearly every day for 30 minutes. Kiwi sat behind the tablet and provided feedback and instruction about the game while recording the interactions. The study was funded by a five-year National Science Foundation grant awarded to a collaborative team from USC and other universities, including MIT, Yale and Stanford. The grant was designated for research to develop socially assistive robots for children.  “We wanted to model the child’s behavior to see if we could create smarter, more intelligent robots,” Jain said. “We want the robot to be able to recognize and respond to changes in emotion and behavior, such as if the child becomes disengaged.” According to Jain, the socially assistive robots are not intended to replace human therapists but rather to augment or supplement them.  Shomik Jain, a senior majoring in applied and computational mathematics and pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering, said the games adjusted to each child’s learning patterns. For instance, if the child was doing well, the team would present them with a more advanced game.  “I was that person who was involved with every single family, start to finish,” Ragusa said. “It was really a great experience for me –– one of the most dramatic research experiences that I’ve ever seen because the children did so well.” last_img read more

Gamenet aims for Italian top spot with €265 million acquisition of GoldBet

first_img Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Share Guglielmo Angelozzi – Gruppo GamenetItalian gambling group Gruppo Gamenet SPA has today signed a ‘binding agreement’ to acquire a 100% share capital in betting operator GoldBet offering a deal-value of €265 million (£240 million)Updating the market, Gamenet will move to acquire outright Goldbet’s 990 Italian betting points, and will further gain the firm’s related digital properties.At present, Goldbet is considered Italy’s biggest retail-point betting operator, with the company declaring a full-year 2017 EBITDA of €40 million, combined with corporate net earnings of circa €23 million.Gamenet governance stated that the acquisition would allow the company to ‘assume the leading position within Italy’s multi-concession gambling sector, targeting further corporate growth within the betting’.Confirming the proposed deal, Guglielmo Angelozzi, Chief Executive Officer of Gruppo Gamenet believes that the transaction will see his firm propelled as the leading enterprise in Italian gambling, servicing multiple verticals.Speaking to investors, Angelozzi detailed that the combined Gamenet and Goldbet portfolio would service approximately 1,700 betting points, creating Italy’s largest retail betting network.Paola Bausano CEO of GoldBet Group has approved the transaction to investors, stating that the deal would allow GoldBet to affirm its position as Italy’s leading retail bookmarker and help better navigate the changing dynamics of the nation’s gambling landscape.“This transaction represents a major opportunity for the two companies and will allow us to exploit the synergies and know-how of both companies. I am happy to be part of this project, ensuring continuity, but at the same time developing new projects for an ambitious joint growth”______________last_img read more

Frank Nelson applauds Yatsuhashi for his commitment

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak board member Frank Nelson has lauded coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi for his commitment to the club. The Japanese America on Wednesday posted on his twitter page that he is committed to seeing out his two year contract with the club despite talks that he was going to quit at the end of the season. According to Frank Nelson who doubles as a member of the strategy committee of the club, Kenichi has done the right thing,“That is the best thing for the coach to do because from the beginning he signed a two-year contract with us and from the contract I don’t think there have been any issue in terms of a breach from Hearts,” he told Joy Sports“We made sure we have stayed in line with all issues that have been raised and we have maintained stability that will make the contract a workable one.“I’m very happy he has come out to say he is ready to see of his contract and we will make sure we give him all he needs to ensure we do well because our club is what matters.”  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more