InterHealth Canada sponsors basketball team trip to Puerto Rico

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 6, 2017 – Providenciales – A team of basketball players from the TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club is preparing to compete in an international basketball tournament on July 18th – 22nd 2017 in Puerto Rico. The  tournament is expected to attract teams from countries such as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.InterHealth Canada is a key sponsor of the team from the Turks and Caicos Islands, which will consist of fourteen young male athletes from Grand Turk and Providenciales. The corporate arm of the healthcare management company provided financial aid and purchased the team uniforms.During a media briefing on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at the Downtown Ballpark in Providenciales, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for InterHealth Canada TCI, Nikira John said the donation reflects the company’s commitment towards health promotion and encouraging youth, especially young men, to stay physically active and productively engaged. Secretary of the TCI Basketball Federation, Trevor Cooke also participated in the media briefing to offer best wishes to the team during their final two weeks of practice.President and Vice-President of the Rising Stars Basketball Club, Marvin and Jarrett Forbes intend to utilise the opportunity to promote their older athletes on an international scale with hopes of receiving a college scholarship.The TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club has managed to seize unique overseas opportunities for its basketball stars in the past. Dwaine Simmons, a young athlete of Grand Turk most recently secured a college basketball scholarship with Dakota College in the United States.The club was established in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012 with a mission to empower today’s youth and teach young basketball players to have respect for themselves, their peers, and their community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility and team work.Currently, there are 90 athletes registered in Providenciales and 82 athletes registered in Grand Turk ages 8-18. The goal is to eventually expand to the islands of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos.Press Release: interHealthCanadalast_img read more

Juventus at the same level as the best Marcello Lippi

first_imgThe former ‘Juve’ and Italy manager believed his ex-team was a step behind of world-class clubs, but now he thinks they can challenge for the UEFA Champions LeagueFormer Italian manager Marcello Lippi has come out to praise Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A and in the UEFA Champions League.The ex Italy national team coach also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo, and how he feels after being awarded the Golden Foot for his contribution to world football.“You never get tired of winning trophies, but there are those that come near the end of the career and, considering the other names I am alongside, it makes me very proud,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Cristiano Ronaldo is an added bonus to the Juventus squad, but the general level of the team is so very high already.”“I think they have the same odds of winning as Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain. I used to see Juve as a step behind, but now they are on the same level,” he explained.“In Serie A, only Napoli and Inter can cause a few problems, but at the end of the day they won’t be able to prevent another Juve title.”last_img read more

Prandelli bemoans poor officiating in Genoas loss

first_imgCesare Prandelli claims Genoa were clearly undone by poor refereeing decisions in their narrow 3-2 defeat to AS RomaPrandelli was furious after the game but equally blamed his side for not taking advantage of Roma’s situation.“It’s strange because from the bench the push was really clear. It was obvious. We feel somewhat defrauded. I don’t understand why it wasn’t viewed again on VAR,” the Coach told Football Italia after a 3-2 defeat.“We knew that Roma were in a difficult situation psychologically and wanted to start strong to take advantage of that.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Football is a fast-paced sport and it is essential to always be concentrated, as the smallest errors can make a big difference, especially inside the penalty area and on set plays.“We had a lot of scoring opportunities and attacking moves, but our final ball wasn’t always correct. I think we lost the game five seconds from half-time, as we were caught in possession, they went on the counter and equalised.“We knew Roma were playing a new system and they hadn’t practiced it much, so inevitably their preventative marking and defensive movements weren’t well-oiled and we tried to take advantage.”last_img read more

16 people trapped on SeaWorld San Diego ride

first_img Posted: February 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UPDATE: Technical Rescue Team firefighters have rescued 14 of the 16 passengers stuck on the Bayside Skyride. They are being evaluated by medical crews as they are brought to a dock. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UPDATE: 16 people trapped on SeaWorld San Diego ride Updated: 10:25 PM February 18, 2019 SEAWORLD RESCUE UPDATE: 8 rescues have been performed by our Technical Rescue Team firefighters. 4 adults and four juveniles have been rescued. 8 victims remain.— SDFD (@SDFD) February 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police say 16 people are trapped on the Bayside Skyride at SeaWorld in San Diego.Due to an unusual gust of significant wind, the operations of the Bayside Skyride stopped. A number of guests are currently on the Skyride seated in five gondolas. SeaWorld San Diego is currently working with San Diego Fire & Rescue and the San Diego Lifeguards to evacuate the guests from the ride.There are blankets on board each gondola and evacuations will be conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards.The National Weather Service says it was about 49 degrees in San Diego at the time. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SEAWORLD RESCUE UPDATE: All 16 persons trapped in the gondola ride are safe on the ground. Great job by our Technical Rescue Team firefighters, @SDLifeguards & support staff. pic.twitter.com/tQvF9djg9U— SDFD (@SDFD) February 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UPDATE: All 16 guests have been rescued from the gondolas at SeaWorld San Diego and are safe on the ground. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

REMINDER RMLD To Hold Free Electric Vehicle Ride Drive Event At Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites customers to attend a free Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive event on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Swain Green parking lot located at the corner of Middlesex Avenue and School Street in Wilmington across from the Town Common.The event will take place concurrently with the Wilmington Farmers Market.Attendees are invited to view and test drive (or ride) an assortment of plug-in vehicles from local automobile dealers. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and RMLD rebate programs will also be available. Local electric vehicle owners will also be in attendance to offer insider reviews and commentary.RMLD recently launched a summer pilot program offering residential customers a $1,500 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new or used Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), and a $1,000 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Plus (PHEV+) with an on-board battery capacity greater than 10 kWh. Customers must take delivery of the vehicle by October 31, 2018 in order to qualify. RMLD also updated its existing residential Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program to rebate 100% of equipment costs up to $500 for a networked (or “smart”) AC level 2 charging station.Electric vehicles offer significant environmental benefits, reduce fuel costs for EV owners, and help keep rates low.For more information on RMLD’s electric vehicle program, visit http://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs.Special thanks to the Wilmington Farmers Market and the Town of Wilmington for supporting this event.(NOTE: The above press release is from the RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”RMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Receptionist at CareOneFull-Time Warehouse Driver at Harrington Industrial PlasticsFull-Time Production Support Coordinator at Charles River LabsFull-Time & Part-Time Cashier at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Assistant Site Manager at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Site Manager at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Branch Manager (Tier 2) at Citizens BankPart-Time Guest Advocate TargetFull-Time Reset Specialist at Pepsi Co.Part-Time Officer Administrator at ChemGenes(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Govt may allow 100 FDI in marketplace model of ecommerce Report

first_imgThe Prime Minister Naredra Modi-led government is reportedly contemplating to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the marketplace model of e-commerce sector in a bid to raise foreign investments in the country.The government is expected to announce FDI norms for e-commerce, and IT and ITeS sectors soon, sources told Press Trust of India.Last week, a group of senior officials from various departments, including Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Corporate Affairs and Economic Affairs, had a detailed discussion over the matters pertaining to e-commerce.The DIPP has proposed permitting 100 percent FDI in “marketplace model of e-commerce” activities, according to sources.Currently, 100 percent overseas capital is allowed in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce ventures, but not in the retail segment.Domestic e-commerce firms like Flipkart and Snapdeal have been raising massive investment from foreign investors, although there is no clarity on FDI in online retailing.The DIPP plans to come out with detailed guidelines for e-commerce sector in the wake of growing protests against FDI in online retailing.Concerned over huge foreign investment flow into e-commerce firms, brick-and-mortar retailers in the country have been protesting against the violation of FDI norms by online retailers over the past year.The Retailers Association of India and the All India Footwear Manufacturers & Retailers Association have filed separate petitions against the government in the Delhi High Court, alleging “circumventing of FDI rules by e-commerce companies.”Last month, the DIPP — the agency responsible for formulating policy on foreign inflows — had told the Delhi High Court that the marketplace model followed by online retailers is “not recognised” under the country’s FDI policy.last_img read more

DCB Bank launches DCB UPI mobile app

first_imgDCB Bank on Monday launched its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) app, a month after the application developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) went live. The DCB UPI app is aimed at enhancing banking experience for customers, the lender said in a statement. The app dispenses with the need to swipe debit or credit cards while making payments at merchandise outlets by creating a “virtual payment address” for customers, which in turn serves as an identifier for enabling transactions.”In the coming months, UPI is likely to create a significant change in the way transactions are done, especially peer-to-peer transactions, known as P2P. A very important and powerful feature of UPI is the ability to send a ‘collect’ request, which did not exist in the industry,” Murali Natrajan, DCB Bank MD and CEO, said in a statement.The UPI interface was billed as a revolutionary of sorts in digital banking by the NCPI.”This is a success of enormous significance. Real-time sending and receiving money through a mobile application at such a scale on interoperable basis had not been attempted anywhere else in the world. Now the UPI App will be made available on Google Play Store by banks,” AP Hota, MD and CEO of NPCI, had said in a statement last month.last_img read more

Over 3500 Bangladeshis join KLs 2nd home scheme

first_imgTwin towerBangladeshis are the third largest group in making Malaysia their second homes, taking advantage of Kuala Lumpur’s official scheme to attract rich foreigners, according to media reports.Reports of setting up of second home abroad and siphoning off money to overseas banks by Bangladeshis created a lot of controversies, especially on the political front, in recent times.Official data show, as many as 3,546 Bangladeshis have secured approval of their houses by the Malaysian government since the inception of the programme in 2002, said The New Straits Time in a report published on Thursday.Only the Chinese and Japanese nationals are reportedly ahead of Bangladeshis – there are a total of 8,714 approved participants from China and 4,225 from Japan.Since its inception in 2002, the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme has approved the applications of 33,300 people from 126 countries, the newspaper pointed out.It quoted tourism and culture minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz as saying that Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme has clearly been well received.”China remains the top participating country, with almost 8,714 approved participants, followed by Japan with 4,225; Bangladesh (3,546); the United Kingdom (2,412); lran (1,336); Singapore (1,295); Taiwan (1,208); South Korea (1,266); Pakistan (973); and lndia (890),” he was said to have told an MM2H national workshop.The Time quoting Nazri said tangible benefits and revenue contributed to the local economy by MM2H participants amount to RM12.8 billion to date.”Visa fee collection (including multiple entry, social pass and journey performance visa where applicable) amounts to RM52 million. The yearly collection target is RM7.5 million.”Fixed deposits amount to RM4.9 billion; the purchase of automobiles amount to RM148 million; while the purchase of property amounts to RM4.9 billion, said the newspaper report.last_img read more

USJapan ally reaffirmed

first_imgUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is making his first major foray into crisis diplomacy, visiting a region roiled by North Korean threats. AFP PhotoThe United States’ top diplomat was in Tokyo on Thursday to reassure allies that Washington stands with them in the face of the accelerating missile threat from North Korea.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began his first Asian tour in Japan’s capital and was to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and foreign minister Fumio Kishida.He brings with him greetings from President Donald Trump, who caused consternation during his White House campaign by suggesting US allies need to do more to defend themselves.But Tillerson, the former oilman Trump chose to head his diplomatic team, is expected to reaffirm support for Japan and South Korea, where he journeys Friday, before heading to China on Saturday.There, he will urge his hosts to pressure Kim Jong-Un’s regime to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs before committing to eventual peace talks.It is Tillerson’s first major foray into crisis diplomacy, after brief trips to Bonn and Mexico City, but he has not managed to leave Washington controversy behind him.A small group of American expats protested outside the US embassy in Tokyo, demanding the former ExxonMobil chief executive respect the Paris climate change accord.And, back home, arguments raged over his decision to break with 50 years of tradition by refusing to allow the Washington diplomatic press corps to fly on his plane.Some 20 US-based reporters flew commercially to Japan to follow the visit, but only one, a hand-picked writer from a small conservative outlet, was allowed on his jet.- Deep cuts -Back home, Trump will unveil his budget blueprint later Thursday.Former top diplomats have denounced the plan — which will call for slashing State Department funding by 28 percent — as a hammer blow to US influence.Tillerson, while keeping a low public profile, appears, however, ready to cautiously support deep cuts.State Department officials insist that the focus of the trip will be North Korea and efforts to rebalance commerce without provoking a trade war with the Chinese giant.Acting spokesman Mark Toner told reporters this week that efforts to convince China to pressure North Korea were the “looming challenge” in trans-Pacific relations.”He’s going to have an opportunity at every stop to talk about next steps or what we do now, with respect to North Korea,” he said.After Tokyo, Tillerson will fly on to Seoul for talks with South Korea’s acting leader, and at the weekend he heads to Beijing, amid reports he will seek to finalise plans for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Trump in April.In a news conference on Wednesday, Premier Li Keqiang said “there are bright prospects for China-US cooperation.”- ‘Head-on collision’ -US officials have been spooked by North Korea’s accelerating progress towards building an intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten US mainland cities.China is perhaps the last country with significant leverage over North Korea, which has ignored several rounds of UN-backed sanctions targeting its banned weapons program.Beijing shares US concerns over Pyongyang’s attempts to build an arsenal of nuclear devices, but has been much more measured in its reaction to the ballistic missile program.Xi’s government is publicly more concerned about Washington’s decision to deploy the THAAD missile defence program in South Korea.Washington insists THAAD is a defensive system deployed to protect the South and US bases, but China fears its advanced radar system undermines China’s nuclear deterrent.In recent comments, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi implied the United States and North Korea were equally at fault and moving towards a “head-on collision”.last_img read more