Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration

first_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration by: – May 11, 2018 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 275 Views   no discussions Fr Franklyn Cuffy (file photo)News Release {-May 9 2018} –As Catholics observe the third Anniversary of Pope Francis Encyclical “Laudato Si” – care of our common home (Earth) is our responsibility, on 24 May, 2018. Here in Dominica plans are well on the way for the next World Rivers Day.Resilient Fruits Festival will now be one of the major attractions of the 13 Anniversary of World Rivers Day, carded for the last Sunday of September (30), 2018. As designated by the United Nations.Spearheading this Anniversary is The Dominica World Rivers Day Committee, in partnership with the Healthy Islanders, The Discover Dominica, DHTA, City Council, DOWASCO, Forestry Division, The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Division, the Signman, among others.Donmnitjen Fo Roseau River Endurance Competition will be the focus.The day’s event will be begin with a Church celebration at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Chapel, followed with parade of uniform groups to the Roseau Market, where breakfast will be available.A Hula Hoop Endurance competition will also be an attraction for the Youth. And will be coordination by the Girl Guides Movement.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria this year’s theme is: No Forest, No Water, No RIVER, No Food, No Life!last_img read more

Lady Raiders Roll On With ‘W’ Over Lady Twisters

first_imgThe South Ripley Varsity Volleyball team beat Oldenburg Academy tonight in three sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-16.SR Stats:  Mercedes Bowling: 5/8 attacks 2 kills, 3 blocks (1 solo 2 assisted), 2 digs, 19/20 serving 2 aces 15 points;  Kiley Sparks: 12/14 attacks 7 kills, 5 blocks (2 solo 3 assisted), 5 digs, 16/17 serving 2 aces 12 points, 4/4 serve receive; Morgan Peetz: 3/3 attacks 1 kill, 1 assisted block, 6/6 serve receive;  Tori Tucker: 11/11 attacks 4 kills, 3 blocks (1 solo, 2 assisted), 8/9 serving 1 ace 3 points, 6/7 serve receive;  Laken Farrell: 9/10 attacks 5 kills, 9/9 serving 5 points, 7/8 serve receive;  Mariah Gentile (libero): 4 digs, 10/13 serve receive;  Elizabeth Bodenberg: 19/19 sets 6 assists, 7/7 serving 1 ace;  Kayla King: 23/24 sets 12 assists, 12/12 serving 6 points;  and Julia Rea: 3/4 attacks 1 kill, 4/5 serve receive.“With so much excitement from the Ripley County Tourney over the weekend, I was worried about how we would play tonight.” “Some of the girls aren’t feeling well, I just wanted to get through tonight with a win, and let the girls get some rest and try to get to feeling better before we play Batesville again on Thursday”. “We played well enough to win, but it was very slow.” “I was proud of the girls for pushing through tonight in three sets.”  Lady Raiders Coach Robyn Greiwe.last_img read more

Rayo Vallecano win second half in bizarre return for Spanish football

first_imgRayo Vallecano beat Albacete 1-0 on Wednesday as Spanish football returned in bizarre circumstances from its COVID-19 hiatus.They won the second half of a match which first kicked off six months ago but was suspended due to offensive chanting. The second division encounter, played without fans in attendance, was the first Spanish football match to take place since March after all football was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Only 45 minutes were played and Albacete lined up with 10 players as midfielder Eddy Silvestre had been sent off when the first half of the match was staged on December 15.That game’s first half, played at the Vallecas Stadium, was abandoned at half-time as the home fans had accused Albacete forward Roman Zozulya of being a Nazi.It was the first time a Spanish football match had been called off due to offensive chanting.Zozulya had little impact on this second half of the match, however, which was settled by a brilliant strike from Rayo Vallecano’s Peruvian right-back Luis Advincula. The defender found the net on the hour mark with a superb curling strike from outside the area.The win kept up Rayo Vallecano’s hopes of earning a play-off spot and lifted them up to seventh in the standings.It also left struggling Albacete 18th, level on points with the final spot in the relegation zone.Spain’s top flight La Liga resumes on Thursday with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, with the second division starting up again properly on Friday.A minute’s silence was held before kickoff in memory of the 27,000 people in Spain who have died from COVID-19. Flags displayed across the empty stands also honoured the victims, reading: “We’ll never forget you” and “Always in our memory”.The other seats stood bare, save for a handful of journalists, substitutes and reserve players.But a father and his young daughter, both clad in Rayo Vallecano shirts, could be seen watching the match from their balcony above the stadium.“It was very strange to play without fans. That’s what was missing the most – the support and noise of our people,” said Rayo Vallecano’s coach Paco Jemez.RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Ukrainian forward Zozulya has had a long-running dispute with Rayo Vallecano ever since he signed for the club in January 2017.But he left after fans turned up at his first training session and accused him of belonging to far-right groups in his home country.Zozulya has repeatedly denied belonging to the far-right movement.Even though fans could not enter the stadium due to safety reasons, Rayo Vallecano’s hardcore supporters hung up a banner outside the ground bearing an offensive message about Zozulya.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AlbaceteEddy SilvestreLa LigaRayo VallecanoRoman Zozulvalast_img read more