Cab Sec Speaks on Police Chief Appointment

first_imgLocalNews Cab Sec Speaks on Police Chief Appointment by: – March 16, 2011 28 Views   no discussions Share Cabinet Secretary Felix Gregoire on Wednesday sought to clear the air on suggestions of a lack of consultation before the appointment of Cyril Carrette as the new chief of the Dominica Police Force.Opposition Leader Hector John said he will not support the appointment since no room was made for his input. In accordance with Dominican law, the Opposition leader must be consulted on the appointment of the Police Chief and Deputy Police Chief.But Gregoire told local press, that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit requested a meeting with John on the matter. According to Gregoire John indicated he would be able for consultation on 14, March, but Carrette’s appointment as acting Police Chief, ended 11 March.“In my estimation there was consultation with the leader of opposition and the consultation [was] between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, not between the secretary to the cabinet and leader of the opposition,” Gregoire emphasized.Carrette was appointed police chief on 11 March 2011, after acting in the position for almost six months; Hobbs Jno Baptiste is Deputy Police Chief.Source: DBS NewsPhoto Credit: GIS News Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Oklahoma St. looks to knock off No. 1 Baylor

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Oklahoma State has relied heavily on its seniors. Cameron McGriff, Lindy Waters III, Isaac Likekele and Thomas Dziagwa have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 61 percent of all Cowboys points over the team’s last five games.BIG 12 BOOST: The Bears have allowed only 55.9 points per game to Big 12 opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 60.3 per game they gave up to non-conference foes.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Likekele has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Oklahoma State field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 12 field goals and 19 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Baylor has won its last 10 home games, scoring an average of 71 points while giving up 54.5.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bears have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Cowboys. Baylor has an assist on 46 of 75 field goals (61.3 percent) across its previous three outings while Oklahoma State has assists on 38 of 69 field goals (55.1 percent) during its past three games. Oklahoma St. looks to knock off No. 1 Baylor Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOklahoma State (11-11, 1-8) vs. No. 1 Baylor (20-1, 9-0)Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Baylor looks to give Oklahoma State its 11th straight loss against ranked opponents. Oklahoma State’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 19 LSU Tigers 90-77 on Nov. 25, 2018. Baylor is coming off a 73-67 win at Kansas State on Monday.center_img February 7, 2020 DID YOU KNOW: The Baylor defense has allowed only 58.4 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Bears fifth among Division I teams. The Oklahoma State offense has averaged 67 points through 22 games (ranked 253rd, nationally).___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Time for Blues to learn their lesson

first_imgWhen New South Wales thundered to victory in record fashion at Suncorp Stadium in Game One talk of a Blues dynasty began emanating south of the border only for Maroons coach Kevin Walters to usher in his own next generation of Queenslanders and wrest away a series in which they had been dominated for the first 140 minutes.With Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater overseeing the introduction of eight rookies in 2017 Queensland’s blip is in danger of being only one game as the Blues struggle find the formula for sustained success.Led admirably by Boyd Cordner there is a core group of NSW players that Daley says will turn the tide but in order to do so must first come to terms with what it takes to be successful in the Origin arena.”We could have wrapped up the series in Game Two but it’s a learning process,” said Daley, who refused to discuss his future as NSW coach in the wake of the 22-6 loss in Game Three on Wednesday night.”It’s a hard lesson because in Origin you only get three cracks at it and it doesn’t matter what you do you’ve got to win two games.”We’ve shown glimpses of what we’re capable of but we’ve just got to do it more consistently. And when they do – when we do – we’ll have one hell of a footy side but at the moment we’re just not doing it consistently enough for a long period of time.”They’ll eventually get there. Obviously we thought it was going to be this year but this group of players that have come through, they’re the right people, and you’ve got some other guys that are on the verge as well.”NSW, while they should be disappointed, should be quite excited about what can happen.” ‌In a series that ultimately brought the same disappointment of 10 of the previous 11 years Jake Trbojevic was one of the few Blues highlights in his first Origin appearance.The Manly back-rower was one of his side’s best in each of the three matches and in what has to be a positive sign for Blues fans is already thinking about having another crack at Queensland in 11 months’ time.”It hurts a lot. We were in a position to win the series and we let it slip,” Trbojevic said of the 16-6 lead they gave up in Game Two.”It only makes you hungrier. It’s going to hurt for a bit and hopefully next year comes around quick.”It’s a long time between series obviously. After the second game at least it was only three weeks away to try and fix it up so it’s going to hurt for a while.”That second game we were probably the better team for most of the game and to come away with a loss was pretty frustrating. At this level you’ve got to play for the full 80 and they did that.”They were on top from the first minute. It’s really disappointing. It will hurt for a while. Just want to get back here next year.”The Blues threatened to drag themselves up off the canvas when Josh Dugan scored eight minutes into the second half but after a brief flurry a penalty conceded by Wade Graham swung the momentum back the way of the Maroons and it never came back.Still struggling to come to terms with the result, Graham said the only option for the NSW team is to use the pain of another series defeat and come back better next year.”That’s how you learn, you get beat. You get burnt,” said Graham.”The margin of error is so small and you’ve just got to learn. Every time you learn, you’re always constantly evolving, always trying to be better because as soon as you go backwards there will be someone else coming in and being better.”We’ve got to stick solid as a group and as a state. The margin of error is only so small so it’s not as if it’s a massive area we need to improve but we need to look at all three games and where we weren’t quite at our best and where that margin of error was.”The group [were together] through all three games and not just that group but the guys that were in camp like Jack de Belin, Jordan McLean, Tommy Trbojevic, Dale Finucane. There’s a core group there of 21-22 players that are good enough to get the job done.”last_img read more

Meals on Wheels Firstenburg dining room to close

first_imgMeals on Wheels People will close its Firstenburg dining room and delivery services at the end of June because not enough people show up for lunch.The number of people age 60 and older dining at the Firstenburg Community Center in the Fircrest neighborhood has dwindled over the last few years, said Julie Piper-Finley, the nonprofit’s director of marketing. The dining room at 700 N.E. 136th Ave., averages 14 to 15 clients each weekday, and about 140 people get meals delivered from that location. It costs $317,751 annually.“It just didn’t make financial sense to do that,” Piper-Finley said. “We weren’t being good stewards of our donors’ money by keeping that location open.”By comparison, hundreds of people get lunch every weekday at the Luepke Community Center location, a hub for senior services. Clients disrupted by the closure will have the option of dining at Luepke, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., or getting home-delivered meals that are made in the Luepke kitchen. There are also five other Clark County sites.The closure will be discussed during a meeting at noon Monday at the Firstenburg Community Center.Some of the drop in attendance could be attributed to parking issues at the community center. Meals on Wheels services began before the neighboring Cascade Park Community Library was constructed.last_img read more