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Holland America Line, a part of Carnival Corporation, held a naming ceremony for its latest fleet addition, Nieuw Statendam, on February 2.The ship’s godmother, Oprah Winfrey, welcomed the cruise company’s newest vessel to the fleet during the ceremony, which was held aboard Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.We were honored to have Oprah Winfrey dedicate #NieuwStatendam today. Join our newest ship in the Caribbean or Europe in 2019: https://t.co/KhqFinZ4FE. #OMAGonHAL pic.twitter.com/IrW9Neq8Db— Holland America Line (@HALcruises) February 3, 2019Following an overnight in Fort Lauderdale after the dedication, the 2,666-guest Nieuw Statendam departed on a seven-day Caribbean cruise on February 3.Nieuw Statendam was delivered by Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera in late November 2018, and is currently sailing throughout the Caribbean. Come summer and fall, the ship will explore Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.Featuring 99,500 gross tons, the almost 300-meter-long Nieuw Statendam is the company’s second Pinnacle-class ship, a sister ship to Koningsdam. Fincantieri will also build the third unit of the series at the Marghera shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2021.
LocalNews Hundreds set to participate in RCP Walkathon by: – November 15, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 14 Views no discussions Share Image via: withfriendship.comThe educational and financial needs of economically deprived infants to three (3) year olds in Dominica are set to take centre-stage tomorrow.This as walkers in the Roving Caregivers Program along with several other stakeholders embark upon a walkathon in the streets of Roseau dubbed “I believe in Early Childhood Development – Give our Children the Foundation they Deserve”.The event will commence at the Goodwill Savannah from 9:00am and culminate at the Public Service Union (PSU) complex in Roseau. The walkathon which is a joint enterprise of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP), ChildFund Caribbean, and the RCP’s community-based affiliate – the Youth and Community Advocacy Network (YouCAN) seeks to raise national awareness for the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD), and in particular, the work and achievements of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) and its affiliated groups in providing ECD services to Dominica’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children. This timely and pivotal event is supported by the Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI) and the National Bank of Dominica.RCP, an informal early childhood education programme that engineers the stimulation of children birth to three years of age, who do not have access to any formal early childhood education, has been operating in communities in the parish of St. David since 2004. More than 750 children, roughly 250 families and 70 Rovers (RCP’s home visitors) have benefited from the programme so far. Even though the RCP has experienced tremendous success in Dominica and in other Eastern Caribbean Countries, it still remains relatively unknown nationally, and is severely underfunded particularly as it strives to be implemented nationally. Funding is RCP’s foremost focus at the moment, as the major funder edges closer to the termination of its financial support at the end of this year. Coordinator of RCP, Mrs. Nisbertha Buffong, states that “It is imperative that RCP be allowed to continue and expand nationally since the stimulation of children in the 0-3 age band is critical to their overall development, because the first three years last forever. Early childhood education can no longer be seen as the privilege of a few but rather as the right of all our children”. Scores of walkers, ranging from pre-schoolers, to high-schoolers, to college students, parents, youth activists and Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners will walk, sing and raise placards in support of RCP and quality ECD services. Over fifteen schools have confirmed their participation. All pre-selected participants, with the exception of pre-schoolers, will converge at the starting-point at Goodwill Savannah. Pre-schoolers in Roseau will join the group en route to the PSU. The duration of their participation will be left to the discretion of their accompanying teacher (s). A music-truck will accompany the walkers for the entire journey. It will play pre-selected songs and jingles that are appropriate for the occasion. The Dominica Police Force (DPF) will provide police escort. A team of medics from the Dominica Red Cross will be with us in case anyone needs medical assistance. RCP, the CCSI (soon to be Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children, FDCC) and ChildFund Caribbean are providing an opportunity for the public to view the work of and interact with RCP’s staff during the walkathon and via a mini-showcase which will be held walkathon on the lawns of the PSU compound. Dominica Vibes News Share
The PHO’s record added that most of the victims of dengue were children aged one to 10 years old. KALIBO, Aklan – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported an 87 percent decrease in the number of dengue cases in this province. PHO-Aklan’s record for the period of Jan. 1 to July 11 this year showed only 347 cases compared to 2,706 in the same period last year.This capital town recorded the most number of dengue cases with 109, followed by Numancia, 33; Makato, 29; Banga, 24; New Washington, 19; Malay, 18; Tangalan, 15; Nabas, 14; Libacao, 13; Batan, 13; Ibajay, 12; Balate, 12; and Madalag, 10.Malinao and Lezo, on the other hand, recorded seven cases each; Altavas, five; and Buruanga, three. Provincial Health Officer I Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. reminded the public not to disregard simple fever, cough, cold, and rashes as these are the symptoms of a dengue patient. Provincial Health Officer I Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. reminds the Aklanons not to disregard simple fever, cough, cold, and rashes as these are the symptoms of a dengue patient. ENERGY FM 107.7 KALIBO He added that as of July 11, Aklan already recorded two deaths due to dengue. (With a report from PIA/PN)
For the second consecutive day, Kendall McCool threw a gem in the circle leading the Wildcats to their seventh consecutive victory 1-0. Franklin County had great defense in the field, and Maggie Wendel delivered the big hit in the third inning to lead the team. With the victory, Franklin County’s record improved to 14-3 on the year. New Castle’s record falls to 4-10.While the Wildcats only put up one run in the game, the final stat line may be a little deceiving as Franklin County put a lot of ball in play with some power. They just happened to be hit right at the defense more often than not. The Wildcats also didn’t have a strikeout at the plate for the first time all season.The lone run for the Wildcats came in the third inning when Gabby Mitchum led of the inning with a walk. She then advanced to second on a passed ball before Wendel delivered the big hit. Wendel drove a 2-1 pitch into left center field for the lone run of the game.McCool was the winning pitcher for Franklin County. She pitched all seven innings, scattering six hits and zero runs while striking out nine and walking zero.Graham took the loss for New Castle. She went six innings, allowing one run on three hits.Kamryn McCool, Abby Orschell, and Maggie Wendel had the three hits for the Wildcats.K Patton went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead New Castle in hits.Franklin County will be back in action on Saturday morning as the Wildcats make the trip to Centerville to take on the Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled for 10 AM.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
Adam Lee Roudebush, age 40 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born December 3, 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Mark and Robbin (Engle) Roudebush.Adam graduated of William Henry Harrison High School in 1998.Adam is survived by his Parents, Mark and Robbin Roudebush. Father of Alex, Claire and Landon. Brother of Christian (Kelly) Roudebush, uncle of Morgan and Brooke Roudebush and nephew of Sally Wind, Joy (Don) Brock and Karen (Walter) Schunk.Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Barbara Engle Day and Woodrow Wilson Engle, paternal grandparents Markland and Mary Roudebush and uncle Woodrow Wilson “Chip” Engle Jr.Visitation will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral service at 1:00 P.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030 with Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating.Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.
In a match devoid of many moments of class, the oldest man on the pitch proved decisive as Saints were denied a first home win of the season. The 38-year-old was first called into action after 11 minutes, somehow keeping out a Dani Osvaldo effort when it looked easier to score – the best chance of a tepid first half in which Kevin Nolan had a goal ruled out for offside. Saints, though, should have taken the lead with their first chance of the afternoon. After losing his man down the left, Rodriguez’s cute cutback from the byline found Osvaldo unmarked – but the Italian’s goalbound strike was impressively blocked by Jaaskelainen. It was a chance Southampton’s record signing was clearly frustrated not to have buried, with a chance at making amends soon after denied by the quick thinking of Reid. The New Zealand international’s outstretched leg prevented him running free at goal, with Jaaskelainen thwarting Lambert from the rebound. Diame saw an audacious long-range drive whistle just over as West Ham pushed for an opener in the rain, which they thought they managed just past the half-hour mark. Boruc spread himself well to stop Jarvis when through one-on-one but captain Nolan rifled home from outside the box – only for the offside flag to cut the Hammers’ celebrations short. Schneiderlin was fortunate not to receive a yellow card for a poor challenge on the already booked Diame, with West Ham furious as the midfielder left in pain on the floor without so much as a free-kick. Lambert nodded over and Morrison curled just wide from 25 yards, before Marriner called time on a turgid first half. Victor Wanyama, particularly poor in the first half, forced Jaaskelainen to tip over from distance shortly after the restart, with the opener almost coming from the resulting corner. Lallana swung the ball in and Lambert’s powerful header rattled the post, followed by hopeful calls for a handball against the impressive Collins when Wanyama attempted to strike home the rebound. Saints had seemingly given up on their attempts to threaten West Ham with aerial balls and reverted to playing on the deck, with Osvaldo slipping through Lallana only for Jaaskelainen to thwart him. Pochettino’s side continued in the ascendancy and Schneiderlin saw a threatening overhead kick was headed away by Reid after Osvaldo had seen a shot blocked. Mark Noble and Wanyama were both booked for late challenges, with Joey O’Brien soon joining them for a tackle on Lallana that saw tempers fray and could have resulted in a red. The challenge came after Jaaskelainen superbly turned a Schneiderlin volley around the post, with the veteran goalkeeper then brilliantly clawing away a curling Lambert effort. Collins lashed over as West Ham pushed a for a late winner and Saints saw appeals for a handball against Nolan rejected, with Wanyama firing the final chance wide. Jussi Jaaskelainen pulled off a string of fine saves as West Ham held Southampton to a goalless draw in difficult conditions at St Mary’s. Lambert hit the post moments after play resumed, with the England international, making his 200th Southampton appearance, then denied by Jaaskelainen as Mauricio Pochettino’s side pushed for the opener. The veteran Finn, supported impressively by James Collins and Winston Reid, was also at his best to stop Morgan Schneiderlin, who was lucky not to be booked in the first half for a poor tackle on Mohamed Diame. Referee Andre Marriner chose not to even award a free-kick for that challenge and was in the spotlight again after adjudging a Joey O’Brien lunge on Adam Lallana only worthy of a booking. Heading into the game, much of the talk revolved around Ravel Morrison. The highly-rated but unpredictable 20-year-old was handed his first Premier League start in place of Stewart Downing, who has joined Andy Carroll, Joe Cole and George McCartney in the treatment room. Southampton brought in Nathaniel Clyne, Jay Rodriguez and Luke Shaw, with the latter almost caught out in the opening minutes. Diame impressively controlled a crossfield ball and turned the teenage left-back, giving him space to sting the palms of Artur Boruc. West Ham were quickest to settle in miserable conditions on the south coast, with Boruc forced into action after the wind sent a Matt Jarvis cross towards his goal. Press Association
“Just as Dr. King asked all those thousands, I encourage you to uplift his legacy by continuing to dream,” Omete Anassi said to a crowd of onlookers in front of Tommy Trojan Wednesday afternoon. “Continue to dream that Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech will no longer be applicable to our nation because it will be fully realized.”Anassi, a junior majoring in neuroscience, was joined by approximately 50 students and community members who gathered for the Black Student Assembly’s March on Trousdale event in commemoration of Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.The march began at the Finger Fountain at approximately 11:20 a.m. In commemoration of the original 1963 march, students donned business attire and marched with signs reading, “We demand an end to police brutality,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Get in #Formation.”BSA’s Next Generation Co-Chair Amaka Agodi said she and her fellow organizers were intentional about having a silent protest.“We decided on a silent march because we thought it would be more impactful and convey a message of us trying to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington,” Agodi said. “We wanted to have it during Black History Month because it’s important to keep ourselves grounded and remember why we’re doing this and how far we’ve come.”The march went through the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, where participants assembled themselves along the Steps of Troy and paused for a moment of silence. The moment of silence, which was symbolically held for four minutes in honor of the four hours teenager Michael Brown was left on the street after being shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, was also held in honor of Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel, who committed suicide Monday.Moira Turner, a junior majoring in anthropology and Undergraduate Student Government’s director of Diversity Affairs, highlighted the importance of the march going through main University centers.“TCC is one of the golden hallmarks of USC,” Turner said. “So the fact that we could occupy that space and insert ourselves there to say that Black Lives Matter and that black students’ lives matter and that our mental health matters was very important.”Though the event was organized by the BSA, the event drew out a diverse crowd of students. USG presidential candidate Edwin Saucedo, who is Latino, stressed the importance of solidarity among students.“A big reason I came out was to stand in solidarity and support our groups on campus,” Saucedo said. “I think that it’s important to show a presence of the different issues we are experiencing across the nation and have people engaging in those conversations on campus.”The march concluded in front of Tommy Trojan, where Center for Black Culture and Student Affairs Director Corliss P. Bennett-McBride led participants in singing the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” This was followed by a spoken word rendition of King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech performed by Anassi, which he entitled, “Is the black American free?”Though most of the participants were students, a number of members from the local community also took part in the event. Representatives from the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute, a local organization that trains and professionally certifies gang and crisis interventionists, encouraged students to create multi-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships.“We were there for the originally ’63 march, for the March on Washington,” a PCITI representative said to the students. “Youth have led the movement and I say that to say that you guys are the leadership of what this country is going to look like in the next five, 10, 15 years. We are elders in the process … Use us to assist you in designing the direction you want to take — but you have to design the process.”Some students expressed their frustration with the lack of administrative response to the event. Turner said that though both University President C. L. Max Nikias and Provost Michael Quick walked by the march, they did not respond to requests to address it.“[The administration’s] complete and total silence is disheartening coming from a black student perspective on campus,” Turner said.To BSA Executive Director Mykaila Williams, one of the primary goals of the march was to provide necessary spaces for students on campus.“I’m hoping that what resonates with students is that they do have these opportunities on campus,” Williams said. “So they can say, ‘Even though I didn’t go to it, they do have marches on campus’. They do these kinds of things that give students the space to operate in the way that they want.”
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas filed a FERPA complaint to the U.S. Department of Education, claiming that USC released confidential information about his scholarship and enrollment to the L.A. Times. (Photo from WikiMedia Commons)Former state legislator Sebastian Ridley-Thomas filed a complaint against USC to the U.S. Department of Education alleging student right violations, according to documents obtained by the Daily Trojan.The complaint, which was filed in late September, comes after Ridley-Thomas accused USC of disclosing confidential student data to the Los Angeles Times. Some of the data disclosed included the legislator’s status as a student and information about his hiring as a professor and his scholarship for a master’s degree at the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.“Since we have no way of knowing if USC questioned the persons who knew about the scholarship or took other steps to learn the source of the disclosure, we will rely on the federal authorities at the Department of Education to investigate this issue,” Porter Scott, Ridley-Thomas’ attorney, wrote in a letter to University Counsel Dawn Kennedy on Oct. 5.USC denied the allegations in a letter to Scott on Oct. 2, explaining that “any individuals authorized to speak on behalf of the University … would not have shared information in violation of [the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act].” The act, commonly referred to as FERPA, states that schools receiving federal funding “must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record.” The law also suggests that schools have permission to disclose, without consent, directory information such as student names, addresses, honors and awards, but that they must also provide a “reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them.”Kennedy informed Scott and Ridley-Thomas on Oct. 2 that his complaints were reviewed by the Office of Student Affairs, and that the office determined that “these matters do not fall within the scope of the student grievance process” denoted under the University’s Student Conduct Code.In August, Lance Olson, one of Ridley-Thomas’ attorneys, wrote to the University that he was concerned that the Los Angeles Times was informed of a confidential interview prior to Ridley-Thomas’ hiring.“That information could only have come from one of the three persons from USC who participated in the interview,” he wrote.Ridley-Thomas’ complaint to the Department of Education comes after stories from the Times about the former legislator’s resignation from the state Assembly. The Daily Trojan also published a story last month that suggested that administrators at the School of Social Work were aware of Ridley-Thomas’ status as a student when he was hired as a faculty member — a conflict that led to his firing.“Like all other new students and people who are offered employment, Mr. Ridley-Thomas relied on the deans and academic administrators at USC to know and follow the university’s rules,” Olson wrote in a September email to the Daily Trojan. “Naturally, he believed that everything was in order.”In early August, the Times reported that Ridley-Thomas joined the School of Social Work faculty while pursuing his master’s degree under a full-tuition scholarship.During this time, the Times reported that his father, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, made a $100,000 donation from his campaign fund to the School of Social Work, which was later funneled to a think tank unaffiliated with USC and led by Sebastian Ridley-Thomas.“We do not believe that it raises any legal or ethical issues, and it had nothing to do with his son’s scholarship or employment at the University,” Mark Ridley-Thomas’ attorney said in a statement to the Daily Trojan in August.Following the disclosure of this transaction, USC put former School of Social Work dean Marilyn Flynn on leave, fired Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and forwarded the details about the donation to a federal agency.Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ attorneys denied any connection between the donation from Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sebastian’s enrollment and employment at the University.
To worsen Mourinhoâ€™s mood, and his teamâ€™s preparation for the Leicester game, they did not return to Manchester until 0500 GMTon ThursdayÂ after fog forced the cancellation of their private flight.Leicester host Mourinho’s side on the back of their own League Cup defeatÂ on WednesdayÂ to United’s cross-city rivals Manchester City.But having taken Pep Guardiola’s side to penalties, Foxes defender Christian Fuchs said the former Premier League champions, revitalised under new manager Claude Puel, will enter the weekend with confidence.“It gives us a good feeling with the way we played,” he said. “We didn’t win but we kept possession, it felt good and it gives us confidence back. We’re happy with the performance. The feeling of disappointment we have now, we can be proud and go into the United game with a good feeling,â€ he said.Meanwhile, Manchester City can give themselves an early Christmas present with a win when they welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium today.Victory over the Cherries would see Pep Guardiola’s side move 14 points clear of Manchester United – temporarily at least – and it would stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 19 games.Bournemouth, meanwhile, are in desperate need of a win as they slip towards a relegation battle, but it must be said that Eddie Howe’s men have had a difficult run of games in recent weeks.Having already had encounters with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United this December, things don’t get any easier as they travel north west to City.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram M anchester United head to Leicester City with both sides looking for a reversal of fortunes after their respective EFL Cup disappointments.United were dumped out of the competitionÂ on WednesdayÂ night by Championship side Bristol City, who shocked the holders with a last-gasp 2-1 win.Leicester’s recent upturn in form was halted by a crushing 3-0 Premier League home defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend, with the Foxes going on to lose an EFL Cup penalty shootout at home to Man City.United sit second but still 11 points behind pace-setters Manchester City, and must realistically win nearly every remaining game – starting at the King Power – to stand any chance of catching Pep Guardiola’s men.Leicester and Manchester United will look to put midweek cup disappointments behind them when they return to Premier League duty this evening.Leicester’s bubble under Claude Puel was burst in emphatic fashion last week when their run of four straight wins was brought to an abrupt halt with a 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace. A Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City followedon TuesdayÂ andÂ 24 hours later, United were shocked by Bristol City in the same competition.United remain the closest challengers to runaway leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League – albeit 11 points behindÂ and will need a win at the 2015/16 champions to maintain any semblance of pressure on their rivals.However, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has warned players who were humbled at Bristol City they will not be in contention against Leicester. The surprise 2-1 League Cup quarterfinal defeat at the hands of a Championship club means United will not retain the trophy that Mourinho won last season, his first as manager at Old Trafford.More relevant to the futures of some of his fringe players, the performance means they will not be considered when Mourinho focuses on the more urgent matter of trying to cut into Manchester Cityâ€™s 11-point lead at the top of the table.“The reality is that the ones that were on the pitch were the ones that were not in the last (league) match and are the ones that not going to be in the next match. I think they lost a good opportunity also to play semifinals and also to have two more matches to play,” he said.To add to the manager’s damning appraisal of the defeat, Mourinho also said some of his players did not even want to “come to the office” as Bristol pulled off one of the season’s major cup surprises.Paul Pogba, who returned at Bristol following a three-match suspension, is presumably exempt from such criticism.And Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his first game of the season in the upset, is likely also to be involved at Leicester although, with doubts persisting over his match fitness, he may only be on the bench.