Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 115 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018 by: – July 23, 2018 Share Rotary Club of Dominica Board of Directors & Committee Chairs 2018/2019(Press Release) Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018. June 30, 2018Garraway Hotel“Be the Inspiration”. The Rotary Club of Dominica, held its 44th Investiture Ceremony at the Garraway Hotel on June 30, 2018, where outgoing President Mr. Aylmer Irish handed over the gavel and reigns of presidency to incoming President, Mr. Cecil Shillingford. Outgoing President Aylmer Irish highlighted the most challenging rotary year in the club’s history in which the island was hit by a catastrophic hurricane. In the true spirit of Rotary’s motto “Service above Self” Immediate Past President Aylmer received tremendous unwavering support from members to respond to the plight of fellow Dominicans. Lobbying and the receipt of innumerable amounts of contributions from neighboring clubs in the region, international partners and supporting organizations, Rotary Club of Dominica was able to be the vehicle by which vulnerable Dominicans would be served with much needed food, water, clothing, medical supplies, shelter material, building material, tools among other items. Rotary Club of Dominica was also able to provide a number of local organizations with support, which included the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Grotto Home for the Aged and the Operation Youth Quake. Presently, the Club is receiving donations and is actively contributing towards recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Rotary Year 2018/2019 seeks to explore the theme “Be the Inspiration”. Incoming President Cecil Shillingford charged the club with the idea of getting their hands dirty.“As your new President, I just want to say to us all to prepare to dirty our hands and I am willing to be the inspiration. I have a passion for community work and assisting the less fortunate and post Maria there is a lot of that which needs to be addressed.” In his current capacity as Disaster Risk Management Consultant, President Cecil has committed to starting the job with a view to increasing rotary’s ability to be better prepared for disaster and the aftermath thereof. He believes that it is time for the Club to augment relief and early recovery efforts with Preparedness, Prevention, Mitigation, and Recovery to adverse events and Adaptation to Climate Change.” A Disaster committee has been formed, which will spearhead efforts to achieve the disaster preparedness goals of the new administration. President Cecil is also keenly interested in the restoration of Dominica’s rainforest. His aim is that every Rotarian would plant at least one tree. There are also plans for collaborating with sister clubs in French Guyana to embark upon a massive tree-planting program in Dominica.At the ceremony, Dr. Francis O. Severin, Orator for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, delivered the feature address. Dr. Severin encouraged Rotarians to note the meaningful nuance between the two phases to be An inspiration versus To be THE inspiration, as one suggests superiority, singularity and a dedicated courage and willingness to be and do what others may not readily be inclined to. He moved on to remind Rotarians that the effectiveness of the club and the extent to which one can be THE Inspiration is constrained by both individual and collective thoughts.Accompanying the installation of a new president, a New Board of Directors for 2018-2019 was installed:President: Cecil ShillingfordVice President – Annie EdwardsSecretary – Darin GrellPresident Elect 2019-2020 – Lima JervierSergeant-at-Arms – Dr. Fr. Reginald LaFelurCommittees Chairs:Service Projects – Grayson Stedman Jr.Rotary Foundation – Marvlyn BirminghamClub Membership – Roslyn SorhaindoPublic Relations – Delbert ParisYouth Services – Nigel ShillingfordClub Administration – Jermaine Jewel Jean-PierreDisaster Coordinator – Donalson FrederickThe President of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Mrs. Savarin, Justice Bernie Stephenson, Rotarians, Rotaractors, Partners in Service and Friends of Rotary graced the installation ceremony.last_img read more

Conte backs Chelsea’s decision to sell Salah

first_imgMohamed Salah was unable to make an impact at Chelsea Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook “Salah in the present has improved a lot, he has developed his football a lot.“I think the Italy experience was very important for him and now I’m sure that he’s a different player, compared to the past.“For this reason I think it’s very difficult to have this comparison.”With four games to go in the Premier League season, beginning at Swansea on Saturday, Chelsea are fifth, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who play Watford on Monday.Asked if it was realistic for Chelsea, who play Manchester United in next month’s FA Cup final, to overhaul Spurs and clinch Champions League qualification, Conte puffed out his cheeks.“Realistic? As you know very well it won’t be easy, but at the same time we must try,” the Italian said.“The only way to put a bit of pressure on Tottenham is to try to get three points tomorrow. Otherwise it will be very difficult to put pressure on Tottenham.Embed from Getty Images See also:Cahill plays down Chelsea’s top-four chancesChelsea youngsters lose to Barcelona in Uefa Youth League finalCahill hopeful of World Cup spot after winning Chelsea place backOliver chosen to referee FA Cup finalConte keen for Cahill to play ahead of World Cupcenter_img Antonio Conte has endorsed Chelsea’s decision to let 43-goal Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah leave, insisting he was “a different player” four years ago.Salah tormented Chelsea while playing for Swiss side Basel and moved to Stamford Bridge in January 2014.Limited opportunities saw the Egypt forward join Fiorentina on loan 12 months later, and then Roma on a temporary deal which became permanent.AdChoices广告Some have used the benefit of hindsight to criticise Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United but the manager of Chelsea at the time, as Salah has been thriving for Liverpool since returning to the Premier League from Serie A last summer.“It’s not so simple,” Chelsea head coach Conte said.“We have to compare Salah of four, five years ago, and not with this Salah now.Embed from Getty Images “I think the players and I, we are trying to do our best. Our best is to try to win every game.“Last season we won the Premier League, this season in the league we are struggling, we are struggling a lot.”Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns, but Marcos Alonso is absent, completing his three-match suspension.The Blues are expected to make changes following the FA Cup semi-final win over Southampton, with Thibaut Courtois expected to return in goal and strikers Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata could be paired up front.David Luiz has not played since February, but could return before the end of the season.Conte said: “He’s improving a lot. He had this problem in his knee, he’s working very hard and I think he’s aiming to come back before the final of the season.”last_img read more

Rangers LF Calhoun likely to miss opener with hip injury

first_imgLast Updated: 16th July, 2020 06:42 IST Rangers LF Calhoun Likely To Miss Opener With Hip Injury Willie Calhoun is expected to miss the start of the season because of a hip strain, a setback for the Texas Rangers left fielder who was ready to play after recovering from a broken jaw sustained in a spring training game more than four months ago Willie Calhoun is expected to miss the start of the season because of a hip strain, a setback for the Texas Rangers left fielder who was ready to play after recovering from a broken jaw sustained in a spring training game more than four months ago.“Just given the calendar, there’s a good chance he’ll miss a little bit of time right at the beginning. I’m hopeful it won’t be more than a few days or a week,” general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday.Calhoun exited an intrasquad game Monday night because of a sore hip, and an MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain in a small muscle. Daniels said that muscle needs enough time to properly heal or Calhoun would be at risk of missing extended time.So after being on track to not miss any regular-season games because of the broken jaw, Calhoun could now start the season on the injured list because of the hip issue. The Rangers open their pandemic-delayed 60-game season July 24 at home against Colorado.“He could probably get out there and give you a good at-bat,” Daniels said. “It’s just the concern, does he put himself at risk coming out of the box or running the bases, where it’s just the adrenaline and wanting to compete, and not allow himself to kind of protect that muscle.”The Rangers sounded more hopeful about Robinson Chirinos after he got hurt in that same intrasquad game Monday, with Daniels expressing optimism that the veteran catcher would avoid the injured list. Chirinos rolled his right ankle while taking a throw when teammate Scott Heineman hit him while sliding into the plate.Manager Chris Woodward said Chirinos was walking “pretty normal” on Wednesday.“We’re still kind of hopeful on that end,” Woodward said. “We may have dodged a bullet there. We’ll take it day by day.”Chirinos returned as a free agent to Texas, where he played from 2013-18, after playing last season for the AL champion Houston Astros.Calhoun was hit in the face by fastball during a spring training game March 8, four days before MLB shut down all training camps because of the coronavirus pandemic, and just over two weeks before the season was supposed to start. The broken jaw would have kept him out until at least mid-June, but the shutdown gave him an extended time to heal from that.The Rangers acquired Calhoun three years ago in a midseason trade that sent pitcher Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Calhoun hit .269 with 21 homers and 48 RBIs in 83 games last season, and became the primary left fielder when the Rangers traded outfielders Delino DeShields Jr. and Nomar Mazara over the winter.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 16th July, 2020 06:42 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more